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Make a difference. Become a mentor.

Do you have some time you could donate to pour into the lives of our students, to encourage, mentor, and make a positive impact? Did you ever have someone believe in you or mentor you and it made an impact in your life?  Putnam . . .

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No School on Friday, October 22, 2021: Senior Night!

Reminder: Today, Thursday, October 21, 2021, is early dismissal at 1:04 pm. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend our Parent-Teacher conferences today from 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm to check in on the progress of their child(ren). . . .

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October 2021 PCMS Character Education Winners

Congratulations to our Putnam County Middle School Character Education Winners for October 2021! Good attitude winners: Jaci T, Kelsey M, and Mahlon G. Self-control winners: Vladimir H, Landen C, and Traylen B. Student of the . . .

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PCHS Class of 2022 Senior Financial Aid Night: October 26, 2021.

Attention PCHS Seniors and parents! We are hosting a financial aid night on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, in the Middle School Auditorium at 6:00 PM. Ms. Carla Miller is hosting the event and will help answer your questions about FAFSA, . . .

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Senior Night: Friday, October 22, 2021.

Friday Night Lights is a little more special this Friday, October 22, 2021, as we celebrate our Senior band members, cheerleaders, football players, and Lady Midget golfers. Join us for pregame as we tailgate with the Booster Club beginning . . .

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PC Cheerleaders take 1st Place in Regional Competition

The Missouri Cheerleaders Coaches Association is proud to congratulate the varsity cheerleaders from Putnam County High School on their advancement to Missouri State Cheerleading Championships. The Putnam County Cheerleaders became eligible . . .

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PC MVP October 2021

Congratulations, Ms. Michelle Cunningham!

Putnam County R-I Schools have some of the best staff and students around. Each month, we will be celebrating staff who have been nominated by their peers for going above and beyond. This month's PC MVP Finalists were: Michelle . . .

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Jostens Senior Orders Due October 26, 2021.

Putnam County High School Class of 2022 Seniors met with a representative from Jostens today to discuss senior clothing, announcements, and caps and gowns.👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 Each senior received an ordering packet. (Ask to see it.) . . .

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Fall Activities Pep Assembly Today!

We have so much to celebrate at PCR-I! Today, Friday, October 15, 2021, we will have a Fall Activities Pep Assembly to help us celebrate. Join us at 12:30 pm in the high school gym or stop back by Facebook for Facebook LIVE. . . .

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60 Seconds with the Super: October 14, 2021.

In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, Dr. Halley brings us up to date on District Softball, Picture Day on Friday, Friday Football at Maysville, Missouri Days for our band at Trenton on Saturday, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and more. . . .

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Mayor Signs Proclamation for Red Ribbon Week

Mayor Charlie Bill Pitman met with students recently to sign a proclamation declaring Red Ribbon Week at Putnam County R-I Schools. October 23-31, 2021, is the National Red Ribbon Campaign. Students will have a variety of activities and . . .

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Parent-Teacher Conferences: October 21, 2021.

It's that time of year. Leaves are falling, cooler temperatures setting in, and we are nearly through the first quarter of school. This also means parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. This year parent-teacher . . .

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Children Are Born To Learn: Parents As Teachers

Parents as Teachers   is a free program available to all families living in the Putnam County R-I School District. Did you know that 90% of brain development happens in the first 5 years of life? Parents as Teachers serve children . . .

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Apply to be a substitute teacher!

Apply to substitute teach today! If you have been thinking about substitute teaching, your help is needed! Please apply online at the link above. Feel free to email Mrs. Cheryl Mayer at cmayer@putnamcountyr1.net or Mrs. Terry . . .

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Fall Sports Pictures Scheduled for October 11, 2021.

Fall Sports Picture Day is Monday, October 11, 2021. ALL Junior High and High School Student-Athletes WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED FOR MEDIA PURPOSES. NEW! ONLY ONLINE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. (Please do not bring checks, cash, or . . .

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To Show Work or Not To Show Work....That is the Question.

In Math class, the students are required to show their work most of the time.  The teachers try to emphasize how important it is to get the process right; not just to get the right answer.  I hear many students complaining about . . .

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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Experiencing Outages: October 4, 2021.

Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp are experiencing outages today. You can always visit our website or Twitter account for updates. 

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Picture Day is Friday, October 15, 2021!

School picture day is Friday, October 15, 2021. Wagner Portraits will be taking our school photos this year.  Ordering information will be sent home soon. Check out the details below to place your online order(s).   . . .

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Many Thanks to our Custodians and Maintenance Crew!

We would like to thank our outstanding custodians and maintenance crew for all the hard work they put in to make sure our school and facilities are safe and clean. They do a fantastic job behind the scenes and are an integral part . . .

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60 Seconds with the Super: September 30, 2021.

In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, Dr. Halley provides several school updates.  Thursday, September 30, 2021, our Putnam County Lady Midgets host their big reveal of the newly renovated softball field. Dr. Halley and Mr. . . .

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Mr. Todd Hatfield Announced as Homecoming 2021 Grand Marshal!

At Putnam County R-I, we are thrilled to announce our Grand Marshal for the 2021 Homecoming Parade... a fan of all fans, Mr. Todd Hatfield! Todd is a 1989 Putnam County High School graduate and a superfan of the Putnam County Midgets, . . .

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2021 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to our 2021 Homecoming Court!    Pictured left to right on the front row are Seniors Sam D, Kora B, Claire T, Sofia V, and Erinn D. Pictured left to right on the back row are Seniors Jaydon P, . . .

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All the Bells and Whistles

Putnam County Elementary School musicians are working hard all the time. Fifth grade is using skills gained from years of music class to play the recorder. Playing a musical instrument activates many different parts of their growing brains, . . .

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Scientific Phenomena

Mr. Watt's Biology and Chemistry classes have been looking at a variety of scientific phenomena in the lab. Students are having fun putting what they have learned into practice, and the pictures and videos included here demonstrate . . .

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Alumni Softball Survey and Alumni Softball Event

Hello, Lady Midget Softball fans! If you have ever played softball for PCHS or know someone who did, please pass this survey link along to them and have them fill it out. As we prepare for our Alumni Softball game on October 9, 2021, and . . .

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48-Hour Boil Order

Due to the water main break, there is a 48-hour boil order in effect from Garfield Street South on 20th Street. PCR-I students: please bring pre-filled water bottles to school with you to school and practices. Thank you to City . . .

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No school today due to water main break.

PCR-I Schools will not be in session today, Monday, September 20, 2021, due a water main break. Students will complete day one of their AMI packet. Middle and High School students should check in with their teachers on Google Classroom. . . .

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Midwest Author, Brian Spielbauer, speaks to PCMS students.

Midwest author, Mr. Brian Spielbauer, stopped by the Putnam County Middle School on Thursday, September 16, to donate his latest book to our library for students to enjoy and to give them some words of wisdom and encouragement for their . . .

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Character Education Scholarship Fund Raiser

Putnam County R-I Schools has a strong Character Education Program that has been in existence for over 20 years now. Each month students in elementary, middle, and high school are recognized for showing good character traits, such as being . . .

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Homecoming Dress-up Days 2021

Putnam County's Homecoming Spirit Week is October 4th - 8th, 2021. We hope all students show their school spirit by participating in dress-up days. Get those outfits ready for a fun week! They are as follows: . . .

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Turf Wars: Midgets vs Cougars, Football Season Opener this Friday, August 27, 2021.

Get out and support our Putnam County Midget Football team this Friday as they host the season opener against the Highland Cougars! This is the first game to be held on our new turf field. Check out the Pre-game ceremony schedule below: . . .

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Dave Mitchell Field This Friday!

In 1977, our Mighty Midgets were so excited to play on a new football field. Forty-four years later, our Putnam County Midgets are anxiously anticipating those same feelings of excitement as they take to the turf field for the first time. . . .

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PCR-I Veterans Wall and Google Site

PCR-I Veterans Wall Google Site

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: 60 Seconds with the Super, August 16, 2021.

In this brief video, Dr. Halley provides updates regarding back-to-school plans for the 2021-2022 school year. 

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PCR-I Welcomes Mrs. Frances Tennill, Middle School Reading Teacher!

Help us give a warm welcome to one of our #HomegrownHeroes, Mrs. Frances Tennill, Middle School Reading Teacher!   Mrs. Tennill is a familiar face at Putnam. Not only did she graduate from Putnam County High School (2003), but . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes New Teacher and Coach: Mr. Calvin Heidenwith!

Help us give a warm Putnam County Welcome to another one of our Homegrown Heroes, Mr. Calvin Heidenwith!   Calvin is a Putnam County graduate (2017), and this will be his first year teaching. He will serve as the High School . . .

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Upcoming Events at PCR-I Schools

On Monday, August 9, we begin registration in the PCHS Library.   8:00AM-10:00 AM Senior Registration in the HS Library 1:00PM-3:00 PM Junior Registration  in the HS Library Also on . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mr. Dane Stiles: High School Social Studies Teacher and Assistant Football Coach

PCR-I Schools welcomes Mr. Dane Stiles, High School Social Studies Teacher and Assistant High School Football Coach.  In an effort to get to know our new teachers a little better, we asked a few questions so our community could get . . .

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Welcome Back to Putnam, Miss Samantha Shipley!

Help us give a warm Putnam County Welcome Back to one of our own Homegrown Heroes, Miss Samantha Shipley!   "Hello PC!! My name is Samantha Shipley and I am so excited to be teaching and coaching at Putnam County this . . .

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UHS/PCHS Alumni All School Reunion: September 3-4, 2021.

Update: August 20, 2021. The UHS/PCHS All School Reunion Committee has voted to cancel the All-School Reunion festivities this year out of an abundance of caution for our attendees. Therefore, the 5K has been postponed as well. For those . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mr. Michael Elson: Middle and High School Art.

Help us give a warm Putnam County welcome to Mr. Michael Elson, our new middle and high school art teacher! Mr. Elson was born and raised in Brookfield, Missouri, and has been making art since he could hold a paintbrush. His passion is . . .

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Middle and High School Hallways Closed: July 29-August 2, 2021.

As we work to make PCR-I ready for back to school, we ask that you refrain from using the middle and high school hallways from July 29 through the morning of August 2, 2021. Our custodial team is working hard behind the scenes to wax the . . .

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Meet the New Teachers at the Bixler!

Saturday, August 7, 2021, we are trying something new and exciting to introduce our new staff to the community. Our New Teacher Meet and Greet will be held at the Bixler Building from 5:00 -7:00 pm. The Booster Trailer will be on the square . . .

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60 Seconds with the Super: July 28, 2021.

In this episode of 60 seconds with the Super, Dr. Halley provides the community with updates on construction for football, softball, basketball, and baseball, in addition to updates on HVAC, roofing, windows, doors, and more. He also gives . . .

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Parent, Player, Coach Paperwork

If you were unable to attend the parent-player-coach meeting on July 27, 2021, you will find all of the paperwork presented below or outside the high school office. All paperwork and physicals have to be completed and turned in before the . . .

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Flex Your Feedback: We Want Your Input!

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) issued guidance to school districts regarding requirements associated with the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds. . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mr. Benjamin Buller, High School English Teacher.

PCR-I Schools would like you to help us welcome Mr. Benjamin Buller. He will be teaching high school English.  Mr. Buller was born in Ft. Hood, Texas but lived most of his life in the suburbs of Kansas City. Mr. . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes New Teacher and Coach: Mrs. Amanda Carleton

In the month leading up to school starting, we would like to take some time and introduce you to our new staff.   It is our pleasure to introduce you to our new 4th-Grade Teacher and Varsity Basketball Cheerleading Coach, Mrs. . . .

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PC Junior High Football Team Camp

The Putnam County Junior High Football Team will participate in the 2-day Mini-Midget camp tonight and tomorrow night, July 19-20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Players should report to the locker room at 6 p.m. to pick up their helmets and cleats. . . .

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Mini Midget Football Camp 2021

It's that time of year. Football season is right around the corner. Each year our football coaches and assistants host the annual Mini-Midget Football Camp. This year's camp will begin on Monday, July 19, and Tuesday, July 20. . . .

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Back to School Supply Lists 2021-2022

August 23, 2021, is the first day of school for PCR-I students. We are looking forward to seeing all of our students and staff for another year of learning and growth. Save this article or screenshot your shopping list for easy . . .

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Prop 2 Construction Update: Road Closed to Thru Traffic Beginning July 13.

Every day we get a little bit closer to our project completion. Beginning on July 13, 2021, the entrance to the Middle School will be closed for thru traffic. This area will be utilized as the staging area for our new roof and supplies.  . . .

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Upcoming Events for PCR-I

Greetings from PCR-I Schools! Summer School 2021 wraps up on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Still, there are many things happening around PCR-I. Several student-athletes are participating in conditioning, camps, and more.   Roofing . . .

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Paper Engineers

4th-grade students were grouped up and given only 5 sheets of paper per group. They were asked to make a 3-D model of any form of transportation they wanted. Students did a great job working as a team and showing off their creativity and . . .

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Kindergarten Learns About Careers in Law Enforcement

The kindergarten students met Sheriff Jason Knight and Highway Patrolman Kirk Hendershott on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, and learned about law enforcement careers. They were reminded of the importance of being a good citizen and showing . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: SRCSP (Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan)

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)   Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP) PDF Version

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Sports and Activities Paperwork Compliance Update

Free sports physicals for Putnam County students entering grades 7-12 were held from May 20 - June 18, 2021. These were done by appointment only. Call 660-947-7373 to schedule your appointment if you have not done so yet. . . .

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Where in the world are our PCR-I families this summer?

Where in the World are our Putnam County R-I families? As you head out on summer vacations, stay-cations, day trips, or other summer fun, drop your Putnam gear vacation photos in the comments on our Facebook post, or send us . . .

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Register for the UHS/PCHS Alumni Fun Run!

Update: August 20, 2021. The UHS/PCHS All School Reunion Committee has voted to cancel the event this year out of an abundance of caution for our attendees. Therefore, the 5K has been postponed as well. For those who have pre-registered, you . . .

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60 Seconds with the Super: June 16, 2021, Construction Updates and more.

Hey, PCR-I community! Take a couple of minutes to get the inside scoop on what's going on at Putnam this summer. 1. LED Lighting Retrofit is nearing completion in the Middle and High School buildings. CTS has started on some of the . . .

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Kindergarten Goes on an Adventure

The kindergarten classes took a morning walk around the Putnam County R-I walking trail. While on the walking trail, we ventured down to the hidden classroom in the woods. Students enjoyed a story and found some treasures on the nature . . .

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Fall 2021 Sports Schedules

2021 Football Schedules for JH, JV, and Varsity 2021 Girls' Golf Schedule 2021 Softball Schedules for JH, JV, and Varsity More information on jamborees and schedule updates can be found on the Putnam County R-I . . .

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Summer School Update

Summer School is in session thru June 29. Since we were not in session so families could attend State Baseball on June 1 and 2, 2021, we are making up the days on June 28 and 29. Have a wonderful weekend, Putnam!   If you . . .

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Final Four Pep Assembly Today at 2:30 PM!

Swing by the school at 2:30 pm today, Friday, May 28, and help us give our Putnam County Baseball Team a send-off pep assembly to remember. Let's get fired up! We are fired up! Get loud. Bring your friends. See you there! Let's do . . .

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Summer School Schedule Update

Summer School will not be in session on May 31, 2021, in honor of Memorial Day. Summer School will also be closed on June 1-2, so staff, students, and families who want to attend the Final Four Baseball Tournament in Ozark, MO to support . . .

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PC Midget Baseball Team Making History: State Bound!

Our Putnam County Midgets played a fierce game of baseball at Versailles on Wednesday, May 26, against the Eugene Eagles. Our boys in blue stuck together and defeated the Eagles 4-3. Congratulations to our Putnam County Midget Baseball . . .

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Quarterfinal Baseball Today in Versailles at 6:00 PM: Let's go, Midgets!

Our Mighty Midgets are ready to play the Eugene Eagles in Class 2, Quarterfinal 3 baseball game beginning at 6:00 pm today in Versailles, MO.  We are lining the streets starting at the school starting at 12:30 pm today to send off . . .

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Shaving Cream, Spelling Words, and Summer School Fun!

Today, we started off strong with reading and math in the morning. In the afternoon, we decided to enrich our learning with shaving cream on our desks. In the shaving cream, we worked on math problems and rhyming words! It was so much . . .

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PCR-I Celebrates Retirees

On Friday, May 21, 2021, CTA hosted their traditional retirement dinner to honor some of our best. It was a well attended event to honor and even surprise the newly retired PCR-I honorees: Julie Haley, Wendy Tipton, Michelle Valentine, Naomi . . .

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State-Bound Track and Field Send-Off Today!

Help us line the streets around the Unionville Square as our State-Bound Track and Field Team leaves for State at 12:15 pm today, Thursday, May 20, 2021! Grab your friends, posters, cowbell, balloons, and cheer on Adeline, Blaine, Chase, . . .

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District Baseball Championship Game Tonight!

Take me out to the ballgame! District Baseball wraps up this evening. Here's the scoop: The Tigers from Marceline and Scotland County will finish their 2 innings beginning at 4:00 pm today, Wednesday, May 19, at Mc Calment Park. . . .

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PC Midget Baseball Wins District Championship!

Congratulations to our Putnam County Baseball Team! They clinched the Class 2, District 11 Championship game 10-0 over the Marceline Tigers on Wednesday, May 19. Rain or shine, our boys in blue have worked together, grown together, and are . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Kaitlyn Rouse

Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight: Miss Kaitlyn Rouse!   Kaitlyn is the daughter of Jason and Sarah Rouse. What are your plans after graduation? “After graduation, I plan to attend North . . .

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Spring Sports Pep Assembly Today

Join us at 2:45 pm today, Monday, May 17, in the Putnam County High School gym for a Spring Sports Pep Assembly. We will be celebrating Baseball, Golf, and Track & Field. Get out and support your Midgets!  

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Putnam Hosts District Baseball Today!

Best of luck to our boys in blue as they host District Baseball tonight at 5:00 pm. Due to poor field conditions at Scotland County, the District Baseball games scheduled for Monday, May 17, 2021, have been moved to Putnam County. . . .

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Schnelle and Tipton Win Youth Tour & Cycle Scholarships from North Central Electric

Congratulations to Claire Tipton and Grace Schnelle! These two applied for the North Central Electric Youth Tour & Cycle Scholarships and won! Claire won 1st place and will receive a $1000 scholarship. Grace won 2nd place and will receive . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Jaxon Whitworth

Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight, Jaxon Whitworth. Jaxon is the son of Scott and Gayla Whitworth.  What are your plans after graduation? “I plan to go to welding school and travel the US working.” . . .

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FCCLA Appoints New Officers

Congratulations to the incoming FCCLA officers for the 2021-22 school year. Thank you for your willingness to lead our organization forward! Vice-President of Membership: Parker S. Vice-President of Media: Haven S. . . .

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PCR-I Accepting Applications

Putnam County R-I Schools is accepting applications for the following positions: Paraprofessional (July 2021) If you are interested in joining our team, you can apply on our website at the link below or email your resume . . .

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Baccalaureate This Sunday!

Our Seniors are wrapping up their last day of Senior Trip today, Thursday, May 13, 2021. On Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 3:00 pm in the PCMS Auditorium, we will celebrate these Seniors with a Baccalaureate ceremony. The public is welcome to . . .

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2021 FFA Spring Awards Banquet Recap

The 2020-21 FFA officer team conducted the annual FFA Awards Banquet on May 5th, 2021. Contest teams, proficiency award winners, and other individuals were recognized for accomplishments throughout the year. Approximately 140 members and . . .

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5th-Grade Promotion: May 17, 2021.

Attention 5th-grade parents and families! Save the date for 5th-Grade Promotion. Our 5th-Graders will celebrate with an awards assembly and promotion ceremony on May 17, 2021, beginning at 8:30 am in the Middle School Auditorium. . . .

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8th-Grade Awards Assembly and Promotion

Save the date to celebrate! Our annual 8th-grade promotion and awards ceremony will begin in the Middle School Auditorium on May 18, 2021. The awards assembly begins at 8:30 am, with the 8th-grade promotion to high school ceremony beginning . . .

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FBLA Selects New Officers for 2021-2022

Congratulations to our newly selected FBLA officers for the 2021-2022 school year. These new leaders were selected after peer lead interviews. President Vanessa Bondy, Vice-President Kerbee Willier, Secretary Jaydon Pribyl, Treasurer . . .

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Students Learn About Soil in First Grade.

Students in Mrs. Blankenship's First-Grade class completed a soil activity that was sent to them by Missouri Agriculture Education. Our kids learned about the 3 layers of soil: topsoil, subsoil, and bedrock. They used graham . . .

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National School Nurses Day

Wednesday, May 12 is National School Nurses Day! Help us celebrate Nurse Stephanie. Hit that like button or drop her a note of encouragement. The past 14 months have been crazy. A pandemic, contact tracing, quarantining, educating, . . .

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Klinginsmith Recognized as Emerging Principal of the Year for NE Region

Congratulations to our very own Homegrown Hero, Mrs. Tiffani Klinginsmith, Putnam County High School Principal. Mrs. Klinginsmith was recently recognized as the 2021 Emerging Principal of the Year for the NE Region of MOASSP!  . . .

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State Music Festival Awards

Congratulations to our band and vocal music students who competed at districts and state. The following students earned medals for their performances at MSHSAA State Music Festival.  Emily Davis, Clarinet Solo - Gold  Kyle . . .

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Congratulations to our PCHS Student-Athletes Advancing to Sectionals!

Update on Track Sectionals: (Updated May 14, 2021) Due to the weather forecast - After a lengthy discussion with Meet Officials this week - We are going to do a rolling schedule for ALL Field Events on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Monroe . . .

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PCHS Awards Assembly

Monday, May 10, 2021, is our PCHS Class of 2021 Seniors' last day of school. We will be kicking off the day with celebrations. Our PCHS awards assembly will begin at 9:00 am. It is our hope to have the event on a live feed through . . .

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School Lunch Superhero Day: May 6, 2021.

Thursday, May 6 is School Lunch Superhero Day! Our fabulous lunch ladies get up early and work tirelessly to provide nutritious meals for our students to help fuel them for learning. Help us show some appreciation to our outstanding crew of . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Jack Hartwig

Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight, Jack Hartwig.  Jack is the son of Ami and Danny Hartwig.  What are your plans after graduation? “I plan to attend the University of Missouri . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Shelby Hollon

Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight, Miss Shelby Hollon. Shelby is the daughter of Verl and Kerri Hollon. What are your plans after graduation? “I plan on going to Maple Woods in Kansas City to become a . . .

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GRC Crossover Showdown: Ready, Set, Glow!

Ready, Set, Glow! Start looking through your closet now for your favorite neon attire! Let's brighten things up as we cheer on our Putnam County Baseball team this Thursday. Our boys in blue face off against the Pattonsburg Panthers this . . .

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Elementary Track and Field Day: May 7, 2021.

Elementary Track and Field Day is this Friday, May 7, 2021! Here's the lineup of events for the day. By Elementary PE Teacher: Aaron Fitzpatrick   Preschool-2nd Grade:   100-Yard Dash Pre-School- . . .

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Booster of the Month: Hy-Vee

Help us congratulate and thank, Hy-Vee! Hy-Vee was nominated as our Putnam County Booster Club Booster of the Month.   Hy-Vee employs several of our students, past, and present. Hy-Vee is a generous supporter of Putnam County . . .

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Baseball Manager of the Year: "Briggs"

Briggs is the high school baseball team manager. He is loved by anyone who ever meets him. Briggs has always been a great example of what mindset you should have when at a baseball game. He is always ready to go and thrilled when it is his . . .

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Rustic Dream: A Prom to Remember

PCHS Class of 2022 Presents Prom 2021

Mark your calendars! Prom is finally here! This Saturday, our Junior Class presents Rustic Dream: A Prom to Remember. Prom attendees will line up at 6:40 pm in the Middle School. Our students will promenade in their formal attire in the high . . .

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FFA Members Receive State's Highest FFA Honor

Webb and Robinson Receive State FFA Degree

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2021 – Justin Webb and Cole Robinson, of the Putnam County FFA,  received the State FFA Degree, the highest degree members can receive at the state level. Justin is the son of Shawn and Amy Webb of . . .

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April and May 2021 Putnam County Middle School Character Education Winners

Congratulations to our Middle School Character Education winners for April and May 2021! Students who have shown a good attitude in the classroom and among their peers will receive two 10 point bonus coupons with their certificates. Thank . . .

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April CTE Student of the Month: Tori Guffey.

The Putnam County R-I School District recently recognized Tori G. as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for April 2021. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Aaron Schnelle

  Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight, Aaron Schnelle! Aaron is the son of Chris and Christina Schnelle .  What are your plans after graduation? “I plan to attend State . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Cole Robinson

  Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight, Cole Robinson! Cole is the son of Jeff and Dee Robinson. What are your plans after graduation? “I plan to attend State Tech to learn how to . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Emily Davis

  Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight, Emily Davis!   Emily is the daughter of Eric and Christina Davis. She is also our 2021 Salutatorian!   Emily received the Harry S Truman . . .

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PCR-I Celebrates Our Amazing Administrative Assistants!

National Administrative Professionals’ Day, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day, recognizes the professionals who keep an office running smoothly every day. Help us celebrate these outstanding humans who keep us organized at . . .

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Be your best for the test!

It's that time of year. Time to test our learning. Mrs. Fleshman provides test prep tips, information, and test dates for Putnam County Middle School students on the link below. Middle School MAP Testing 2021   . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Carsen Sporleder

Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior, Carsen Sporleder. Carsen is the daughter of Curt and Heather Sporleder. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “In 10 years I see myself having a family of my own while pursuing a . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Justin Webb

  Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight, Justin Webb! Justin is the son of Shawn and Amy Webb Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “I see myself back here or somewhere close to here . . .

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Putnam County Junior High Relays Today!

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice your gift." - Steve Prefontaine   Putnam County Junior High Relays are today, Thursday, April 15, 2021. Field events begin at 2:30 pm. Running events begin at 4:00 . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Kianna Ruggles

  Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight, Kianna Ruggles. Kianna is the daughter of Cindy and David Ruggles.  Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “I see myself married with . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Rodney Fishel Jr.

Help us celebrate Class of 2021 Senior, Rodney Fishel, Jr. (RJ). RJ is the son of Rodney and Terri Fishel.   What are your plans after graduation? “I plan to go straight to work after graduation for a few . . .

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PCHS Track Travels to Centralia

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination," Usain Bolt. Our Putnam County Midgets travel to Centralia today to compete against student-athletes from Centralia, Father Tolton Regional Catholic . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Colder Evans

  Help us celebrate Class of 2021 Senior, Colder Evans! Colder is the son of Shelby and Guy Evans. What are your plans after graduation? “To attend college to do track and field and get a degree in . . .

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Eat With The Midgets!

One of Unionville's prettiest sights is Lake Thunderhead. Go for a drive and swing by the Lake Thunderhead Marina this Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 5:00 pm. The Putnam County Booster Club invites you to "Eat With The Midgets" . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Heather Christian

Help us celebrate Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight: Heather Christian. Heather is the daughter of Paul and Amy Christian. What are your plans after graduation? “My plan is to attend Chillicothe Beauty Academy and Tech LLC to . . .

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Baseball Games Rained Out

Sorry, Charlie. No baseball today, Saturday, April 10, due to rain and field conditions. We will keep you updated of any reschedule dates.

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Congratulations to PC Booster of the Month: Schoonover HVAC

Congratulations to  Schoonover Electric, Plumbing & HVAC, LLC ! They were recently nominated and chosen to be the Putnam County Booster Club's Booster of the Month. The Booster of the Month is a Putnam County Booster member . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Cooper Stanley

  Help us celebrate PCHS Class of 2021 Senior, Cooper Stanley! Cooper is the son of Shannon Busker and Bryce Stanley. What are your plans after graduation? “To start my own business with my family.” . . .

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Drive-Thru Dinner Today!

Update: Today is the day! Drive-Thru Dinner, a SADD After Prom Party Fundraiser, will be held in the Unionville City Park from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm, on Thursday, April 8, 2021. 🍗😋 You must have your tickets with you today to pick up your meal. . . .

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Senior Spotlight 2021: Kylie Garr

  Senior Spotlight 2021: Kylie Garr Kylie Garr is the daughter of Karen Dunkin and James Garr.  What are your plans after graduation? "I plan to attend NCMC in the fall." . . .

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Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Paraprofessional Appreciation Day honors paraprofessional educators, who may also be known as paras, instructional assistants, or teacher's aides. It is unknown how the day began, but some sources claim it was first designated by a . . .

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Thank You For Supporting PCR-I Schools: Proposition 2 Passed!

Thank you, Putnam County voters, for approving Proposition 2! The community's support of Proposition 2 will have a lasting impact on our schools, students, and community. We appreciate you! Dr. Heath Halley, Superintendent, and Mr. . . .

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FFA Members Compete in Area Proficiency Awards

Webb Wins Area Sheep Proficiency Award

FFA Members Compete in Area Proficiency Awards Webb Wins Area Sheep Proficiency Award     . . .

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PCR-I Celebrates National Library Week

This week is National Library Week. Libraries are a smart investment, transforming lives and communities and passionately advocating for lifelong learning. Libraries Transform, the American Library Association’s public awareness . . .

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Spring Music Program

Mark your calendars for Monday, April 19, 2021. It will be a fun-filled evening as we present three programs in the Middle School Auditorium. The kindergarten class will be performing at 6. Kindergarten has been working hard on an . . .

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FAB 5 Friday - Jumping Frog Contest

Mrs. O's FAB 5 are celebrating the LAST quarter of fifth grade with FAB 5 FRIDAYS. This past week, students read an adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".  Although a . . .

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Putnam Football Hosts Lift-A-Thon

     On March 18, 2021, the Putnam County Football Team held a Lift-A-Thon in the high school gym. This event was open to the public as well. In attendance were 40 football players, the football coaching staff, several program . . .

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Random Acts of Kindness

A very special group of ladies who live at Lake Thunderhead meet weekly. They call themselves the Laker Ladies and they are a generous bunch. These ladies support local businesses and our school on a regular basis. When we have a . . .

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Congratulations to Justin W!

March CTE Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Justin W as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for March 2021 . . . .

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Putnam County High School Football Hosts Lift-A-Thon Tonight!

Our Putnam County High School Football team and coaches are hosting a Lift-A-Thon this Thursday, March 18, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Putnam County High School gym. This fundraising event brings out the competitive spirit in our athletes . . .

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Putnam County Football Players Give Back

  Putnam County Football Players Donate to Children's Mercy Hospital   The Putnam County High School football team adds another aspect to their already well-rounded program. This program is about more . . .

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Proposition 2: Open House Q & A

Putnam County R-I Schools welcomes you to an open house in the Middle School Auditorium on Tuesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 18, beginning at 5:30 pm. The open house will provide you with information on Proposition 2, and answer your . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Return to Learn Updates

Faculty and staff at Putnam County R-I schools have had the opportunity to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.    School leaders in Putnam County, along with officials from the Putnam County Health . . .

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Healthy Teeth Equals Happy Students!

Each year our school partners with Northeast Missouri Health Council to provide dental screening services and dental treatment to our students. NMHC has a mobile dental unit that comes to the school once in the spring and once in the . . .

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Not-So-Grimm Tales: Middle School Play this weekend!

Putnam County Middle School 7th and 8th-grade students are excited to include the public in their friendly competition; this year the 7th and 8th graders are taking on the task of performing the same 30-minute play. The play chosen this year . . .

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Ms. Carol Ross: "A Sub Above"

PCR-I would like to thank Ms. Carol Ross for being our "Sub Above." Ms. Ross always steps in wherever she is needed. She goes above and beyond to make sure normal classroom routines are followed and students are happy, healthy, and . . .

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Let SADD "Egg Your House!"

Let SADD "Egg Your House" this spring! Your children will wake up on Easter morning to a yard covered in candy-filled eggs. 🥚🐰   This is one of SADD's big fundraisers to help fund the After-Prom party and prizes. . . .

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S is for SUPER!

S is for SUPER! Preschool students in Mrs. Salisbury's class enjoyed spending time with our Superintendent this morning, enjoying the fresh air and for most, their first-ever Bobcat ride. Mrs. Salisbury said, "All I know is that . . .

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Second-Grade Students Learn How to Read a Map

"Oh, The Places You'll Go!"

Mrs. Jones' and Mrs. Trimble’s 2nd-grade classes took a field trip to the Putnam County Library today.   Students in 2nd grade just started their maps unit, learning the four Cardinal directions (North, East, South, and . . .

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4th-Grade Battle of the Socks

The Sock Battle of the 4th-grade classes.   Mrs. Bain's and Mrs. Williams' 4th-grade students read Dr. Seuss's book's Fox in Socks and The Butter Battle to get the classes ready for the read-a-thon and a sock drive on . . .

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Art Week in the High School

Art Week in the High School  will be celebrated March 9 - 12, 2021.    All high school students are welcome to participate.  Monday: Mona Lisa Monday. Wear PJ’s. Tuesday: Dress . . .

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Read Across America

Today is National Read Across America Day! "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." - Dr. Seuss Take a moment today or sometime this week and read to a child. Since 1988, . . .

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Cheerleaders Win State Runner-Up at Missouri State Cheerleading Championships

The Missouri Cheerleaders Coaches Association is proud to congratulate the varsity cheerleaders from Putnam County High School on an outstanding competition season. The regional and state championships were held virtually for the 2020-2021 . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Proposition 2, April 6, 2021.

On April 6, 2021, Putnam County R-I Schools will present a no-tax-increase ballot measure. Bond issues allow schools to pay for costly repairs, renovations, and upgrades over time instead of having to pay all at once. They allow schools to . . .

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PCR-I Celebrates the Arts

Music in our Schools & Youth Art Month

  Celebrating the Arts         The Arts Appreciation Month of March:  Music in Our Schools Month & Youth Art Month *We will be celebrating the Arts the week of March . . .

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February 2021 CTE Student of the Month

Congratulations Maggie!

  The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Maggie F. as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for February 2021. Winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of . . .

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February 2021 Putnam County Middle School Character Education Winners

Congratulations to our Middle School Character Education winners for February 2021!   Students who have shown a good attitude in the classroom and among their peers will receive two 10 point . . .

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MO Beef for MO Kids + Mizzou + Minear Farms = Winning Combination!

The Mo Beef Mo Kids Mo Fit (MoBKF) program connects schools and their foodservice professionals to cattle farmers and ranchers to “beef” up school lunches. Our goal is to provide more beef, more often in the lunchroom, while . . .

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District Basketball This Week!

Hey, Midget fans! If you haven't had a chance to catch our varsity basketball teams in action, now is the time! 🏀On Wednesday, we host boys' district basketball at 6:00 pm. Our Putnam County Midgets will host the South Harrison . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Energy Emergency, February 16, 2021.

In this edition of 60 Seconds (or more) with the Super, Dr. Halley discusses the current energy emergency and how you can do your part to help. The following letter from David Wood and Anthony Everett of USDI explains the energy demand issues . . .

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School Closed February 17-19, 2021.

Due to a Midwest energy emergency, in conjunction with USDI and the city of Unionville, all activities for February 17, 18 and 19 at PCR-I have been canceled. A more detailed podcast will follow this afternoon.

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No School on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Due to dangerously cold temperatures, 🥶 school will not be in session on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Stay safe and warm, Putnam.

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Basketball Schedule Changes

The basketball 🏀 games scheduled for Monday, February 15th, have been moved to Wednesday in Canton. Tickets 🎟 and 😷masks are required. 4 🎟tickets per student-athlete. Tuesday, February 16th, basketball 🏀 games have been canceled. Stay safe . . .

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School Board Appreciation

Missourians benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,600 men and women from communities across the state. These public servants are elected by local constituents and do not receive . . .

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Back to school on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

We will back in session on Wednesday,  February 10, 2021, with buses running on hard surface roads only due to road conditions. Charge those Chromebooks, bundle up, and we will see you soon! 

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No School on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

Due to winter weather and road conditions, Putnam County R-I Schools will not be in session on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Stay safe and warm,  Putnam!

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No School on Monday, February 8, 2021.

No school on Monday, February 8, 2021, due to weather, road conditions,  and extreme temperatures. Stay safe and warm, Putnam! Go, Chiefs!

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No School on Friday, February 5, 2021.

No school on Friday, February 5, 2021. Stay safe and warm, Putnam!

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All JV and Varsity Basketball Games Canceled for Thursday, February 4, 2021.

All JV and Varsity basketball games have been canceled for Thursday, February 4, 2021, due to weather and poor road conditions. These games will NOT be rescheduled. Stay safe and warm, Putnam!

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Hard Surface Roads Only

Due to road conditions, buses will run on hard surface roads. As always, we will keep you updated and inform you of any changes.

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My Hometown American Hero

The Putnam County R-I Elementary PTO sponsored an essay contest for 5th-grade students again this year. Students were asked to write an essay describing their hometown American hero.  The essays were judged by a retired principal and . . .

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Mandatory Kindergarten Enrollment: February 20, 2021.

Hello Putnam County!  We are starting Kindergarten Enrollment a little earlier this year. Enrollment is  MANDATORY  for Kindergarten students enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment for . . .

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Midgets Host Gophers This Friday!

On Friday, January 29, 2021, our Putnam County Midgets will host the Gophers from Green City on the hardwoods. Admission to the night's festivities will be a free-will donation. All monies donated will support our Buddy Pack program for . . .

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No School on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

Update: Due to deteriorating road conditions, our 2 hour delay is now a school cancelation for Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Stay safe and warm.

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2 Hour Delay for Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

Good morning, Putnam. Due to poor road conditions, we will have a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, and run on hard surface roads only.

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No School on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

No school on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, due to lots of actual snow this time. Stay safe and warm, Putnam! ☃️💙

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Superbowl LV Spirit Week

When it comes to school spirit, you can usually find our students and staff sporting Putnam County Midget gear in blue and white. However, February 1-5, it is time to sport your favorite red and gold and Kansas City Chiefs apparel as we . . .

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No School on Monday, January 25, 2021.

Due to significant snowfall in the forecast, school is canceled for Monday, January 25, 2021.

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Making It a Tradition

FBLA Halftime Shot

As we make our new path forward progressing through the pandemic, FBLA has been fortunate to continue to host our halftime shot sponsored by Duvall Roeder and Gardner Insurance.  FBLA members have fun recruiting Putnam County . . .

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2021-2022 School Calendar

Here is the Putnam County R-I School Calendar for 2021-2022. This calendar is very similar to the calendar for 2020-2021. The new calendar was voted on at the March 2021 school board meeting. 2021-2022 School Calendar

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60 Seconds With the Super: Volume 8, January 21, 2021.

In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, Dr. Halley gives updates on upcoming basketball games and restrictions for away games, band and choir concert this Saturday, 2021-2022 school calendar coming soon, COVID-19 updates, and more. 

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January 2021 Putnam County Middle School Character Education Winners

Congratulations to our Middle School Character Education winners for January 2021!   Students who have shown a good attitude in the classroom and among their peers will receive two 10 point bonus coupons with their . . .

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New Year, New Mojo! Join the Putnam County Booster Club!

New year, new mojo! Join the Putnam County Booster Club! Join us on Friday, January 22, 2021, at 5:30 pm in the high school commons for an informational meeting!   We are inviting parents, community volunteers, and anyone who . . .

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Wanted by the F.B.E.

Federal Bureau of Elements Most Wanted

Putnam County Chemistry students took a little bit of time and creativity this past week exploring the history of an element they chose and presenting it as a "criminal." Part of the curriculum in the course takes a look at the . . .

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CTE Student of the Month for January 2021

Congratulations to our very first TWO TIME WINNER!

  The Putnam County R-I Vocational Department is excited to announce our January 2021 Student of the Month -- Abbie C.  Not only has Abbie been recognized as CTE Student of the Month before (February 2020), but she was nominated . . .

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Snow Day!

Due to weather and road conditions, Putnam County R-I Schools will not be in session today, Friday, January 15th. Enjoy your Snow Day and 4 day weekend! ☃️ Stay safe and warm. See you back in session on Tuesday!

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60 Seconds With the Super: Volume 7, January 14, 2021.

In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, Dr. Halley gives updates on the Milan Tournament, Preschool Enrollment, Band and Choir Winter Concert, no school on Monday, January 18th for MLK day, and more.

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PCR-I Thanks Brundage Farms: MO Beef Donor

The Mo Beef Mo Kids Mo Fit (MoBKF) program connects schools and their foodservice professionals to cattle farmers and ranchers to “beef” up school lunches. Our goal is to provide more beef, more often in the lunchroom, while . . .

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Order Your PCHS ECHO Yearbook Before January 15, 2021!

Have you pre-ordered your 2020-2021 PCHS ECHO Yearbook yet? Don't delay! Our award-winning team has been hard at work behind the scenes capturing photos of you all making the best of 2020-2021. You can snag your yearbook for only $35.00 . . .

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Appreciation of Local Law Enforcement

January 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  The Middle School Student Council recognized our local officers today, January 8, during TA in the MS auditorium. Officers from the Unionville City Police, Putnam County . . .

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Mr. Watt's Biology 2 Students Participate in Dissection Lab

Prior to Christmas break, Mr. Watt's Biology 2 students had the opportunity to participate in dissecting a four-chambered heart and a fetal pig. One of the human body organs that is very similar to a pig’s is the heart. A pig . . .

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PCR-I Honors Law Enforcement

January 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  The Middle School Student Council recognized our local officers today, January 8, during TA in the MS auditorium. Officers from the Unionville City Police, Putnam County . . .

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61st Annual Milan Invitational Tournament: January 11-16, 2021

Update 1/15/2021: Games scheduled for Friday will now be played on Saturday. Our girls play at 10 and the boys at 11:45 am. The tickets for Friday will work for Saturday morning. You must have a ticket to attend. You may also view the games . . .

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MO Beef for MO Kids a Success!

The "MO Beef for MO Kids" program implemented at Putnam County R-I last year was a true success.  Thanks to the donations from several local ranchers we were able to offer fresh home-grown beef to our . . .

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The Special Education Evaluation Process

  Special Education Evaluation Process Special Education is a program in which the student must qualify under the criteria outlined in the Missouri State Plan for Special Education. The following is a brief . . .

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Blood Drive Today!

The 2021 National Honor Society Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12th in the Putnam County Middle School Commons.  The blood drive will be held from 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm.  All students and staff are strongly . . .

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Free Breakfast and Lunch Through May 2021

GOOD NEWS! ALL children ages 1-18 in Putnam County are eligible to receive breakfast AND lunch at no cost to families through May of 2021. This is for ALL children regardless of income and is provided by the USDA.   Students . . .

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Hy-Vee Pledges $75,000 to Assist Local Schools During Pandemic

Hy-Vee Pledges $75,000 to Assist Local Schools During Pandemic Fuel Your School campaign provides up to $5,000 to customer-selected schools   WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 4, 2021)  – Hy-Vee, Inc. is pledging . . .

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Preschool Enrollment This Saturday!

Hello Putnam County!  We are starting Preschool Enrollment a little earlier this year. Enrollment is  MANDATORY  for Preschool students enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment for . . .

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ECHO Coronation Assembly Happening This Tuesday!

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 ECHO Yearbook candidates!   The Putnam County High School Yearbook staff is excited to crown the 2020-2021 ECHO King and Queen on Tuesday, December 15th at 11:25 AM in the high school gym. . . .

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December 2020 Career & Technical Education Student of the Month: Cooper S.

I   am very excited to be back in the Business classroom.  All CTE (Career & Technical Education) programs hold a special place in my heart, but Business is extra special. Today I get to present the December Career & . . .

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Junior High Basketball Wraps Up Season With Schuyler County Tournament

Our Junior High Basketball season is nearing an end. We will wrap things up with the Schuyler County Tournament beginning this weekend. Our JH girls take the court against the Rams this Saturday, December 12th, at 1:00 pm in the Schuyler . . .

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Senior Night Tonight!

Tonight is Senior Night for Winter Sports and Activities! Join the celebrations in person or online on Friday, December 11, 2020. This evening, we will be hosting the Scotland County Tigers. Our student body will be dressing like senior . . .

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Putnam Athletics Online

Did you know that you can watch Putnam Athletics online? It's true! NFHS is covering our games and you can tune in LIVE! Visit  NFHS   online, select $10.99/month or $69.99/year, and start watching our Putnam County . . .

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Winter Sports Pictures and Picture Retakes Rescheduled for December 9th.

We will be having picture retakes and winter sports pictures on Wednesday, December 9th. If your student has not had their picture taken yet or needs retakes, this will be when they get them taken. If your student is quarantined or . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Thanksgiving Break Update

Good morning, PCR-I community, students, staff, and families. We will be taking advantage of the natural break of Thanksgiving at the conclusion of classes today. Pay close attention.     After school today, we will . . .

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Virtual Veteran's Day Videos: Part 3

For our virtual celebration today, we give you a video montage of elementary and high school students performing. Students in Mrs. Waugh's 4th-grade music class perform a tribute about celebrating our heroes. Students in Mrs. Dooley's . . .

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Junior High Basketball vs Clark County Canceled

Due to a lack of student-athletes available to play from Clark County, both the girls' and the boys' basketball games for this evening has been canceled. We do not have any information on a reschedule at this time.

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Art Club Fun!

Fifth Grade Art Club students enjoyed the beautiful weather outside and added some color to the playground!  Thank you to Mrs. Dooley and the Art club students for their work! "Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms!"

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60 Seconds With the Super: Volume 4, Friday, November 6, 2020.

In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, you will find information on the following: Saturday, November 7, 2020, is the Advertising Class' annual Craft and Vendor Expo in the high school gym from 8 am to 3 pm. Monday, . . .

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Winterfest Scheduled for December 5th

Attention, students, clubs, staff, and community! Winterfest is coming soon! Save the date for Saturday, December 5, 2020. Winterfest is an opportunity for the community to kick off the holiday season!  Stroll around the Historic . . .

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Visit the Craft and Vendor Expo This Weekend!

The Putnam County Advertising class is hosting its annual craft and vendor show this Saturday, November 7th, from 8 am - 3 pm in the Putnam County High School Gym. Get out and do some early holiday shopping and shop local. These vendors and . . .

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Exercise Your Right to Vote: Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Election Day 2020 is Tuesday, November 3rd. Exercise your rights. Get out and vote. As Franklin D Roosevelt once said, "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only . . .

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Grand River Conference Winter Sports Fan Guidelines

Grand River Conference Winter Sports Guidelines 2020-2021 GRAND RIVER CONFERENCE WINTER SPORTS GUIDELINES FOR CONFERENCE SCHOOLS   ALBANY   It is our goal to ensure that the Albany . . .

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Notification of Destruction of Student Special Education Records

  NOTIFICATION OF DESTRUCTION OF STUDENT  SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS October 27, 2020   Dear _____________________________________,   In accordance with the state and . . .

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Congratulations to Carson D and Whitney R!

QuestBridge Finalists

Congratulations to Seniors, Carson D and Whitney R, for being selected as QuestBridge finalists! What is QuestBridge? QuestBridge is a national nonprofit organization out of Palo Alto, California that connects the nation's most . . .

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Late Start Policy

With winter weather in the future, we wanted to update you on our Late Start Policy. In the case of inclement weather, we could incorporate a late start to school when we feel it would be safe to do so.   Here are some . . .

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Learning About Food Through Experience

Students in Mrs. Stobbe’s high school cooking classes have had a busy start to the school year. They began their studies on foods with 15 entries into the Putnam County Fair baking divisions. Students entered into categories . . .

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Dance, Dance, Dance

The first middle school dance of the 2020-21 school year is being held in the MS commons from 6:30-8:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 22 after parent-teacher conferences. The cost is $4 and as long as fines/fees are paid down to under $50 or a . . .

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PCR-I Staff Donates to Putnam County Senior Center

Each year our staff is given the opportunity to pay $40 each to be able to wear jeans and Putnam gear on Fridays. These donations support our Putnam County Senior Center. Mrs. Mary Clapham is pictured with Dr. Heath Halley, accepting our . . .

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Putnam County R-I Fan Guidelines for Winter Activities 2020-2021

Putnam County R-I Fan Guidelines for Winter Activities The COVID-19 Pandemic is changing the way Putnam County R-I School District is approaching winter activities. As of today, October 19, 2020, our plan is to allow fans to . . .

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Red Ribbon Week in the Elementary

    What is Red Ribbon Week?  It is the oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign in the United States of America.  Red Ribbon Week began in 1988.  It was started after the death of Special . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: 60 Seconds with the Super, Vol. 2. Friday, October 16, 2020

In this edition of 60 Seconds with the Super, you will learn about the following: Last Home JV Football Game on Monday, October 19th at 6 pm. Best of Luck to Abbie K at State Golf on Monday and Tuesday! Tuesday is Bus Driver . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: COVID-19 Update, Friday, October 16, 2020

Last night we were notified by the Putnam County Health Department that we had a student test positive for COVID-19 in the elementary school. Because of that positive test, the Putnam County Health Department has put that class on quarantine . . .

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Happy National Boss Day!

Happy National Boss Day to our admin team at PCR-I! We appreciate all the hard work and endless hours you give to make PCR-I the best. Thank you!

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Fall-O-Ween Fest Coming Soon!

Happy Fall-O-Ween! Parents as Teachers, in collaboration with  Market on the Square , is participating in a fun Fall-O-Ween festival on Saturday, October 31st. Fun events for you and your kids include: Face Painting . . .

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Haunted House and Hay Maze Event

Looking for a good scare? The Putnam County Advertising Class is hosting a Haunted House and Haunted Hay Maze on Thursday, October 22 and Saturday, October 24. The Haunted House is $8 per person (includes entry to Haunted House and . . .

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Picture Day is Tuesday, October 13, 2020!

Picture Day is Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Wagner Portrait Group will be photographing students for portrait packages & school records. This will be your special opportunity to purchase your school pictures! CLICK HERE TO ORDER . . .

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Writer Spotlight: Sacrificial Love by Gracie R.

Take a moment to enjoy this Writer Spotlight of Senior, Gracie R on Sacrificial Love. You will be glad you did. Excellent job, Gracie! Keep on writing! This I Believe     “Love at first sight” is a . . .

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Monday, October 5th, is a Teacher Professional Development Workday.

Monday, October 5th, is a teacher professional development workday. School will be back in session on Tuesday, October 6th. Enjoy your extended weekend, students!

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Happy National Custodian and Maintenance Crew Appreciation Day!

Happy National Custodian and Maintenance Crew Appreciation Day! We appreciate all the hard work and hours you put in behind the scenes to keep our schools safe and healthy! We celebrate you!

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JBS Donates 20 Hogs to PCR-I

This month's pork donor is JBS. We would like to thank Jacob Vestal and JBS for the generous donation to our schools.  Jacob Vestal graduated in 2012 from PCR-I schools. He then attended NCMC and earned an Associate of Arts . . .

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Highway Patrol Shares Safety Tips with Students

Officer Hendershott, from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invested time with our first grade students to talk about the importance of following the rules and obeying the law. He fielded several questions from our students. The . . .

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Academic Thursdays Help Students Improve Grades

Sometimes getting back into the swing of things after a 5-month break can be difficult. We are here to help. If your middle or high school student is needing a bit more support and individual attention to help with their grades, be sure to . . .

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Aloha! Hawaiian Homecoming Headed Your Way!

Aloha, Putnam! Homecoming 2020 is Friday, October 2nd. Our Mighty Midgets host the South Harrison Bulldogs. This year's theme is Hawaiian. Start looking through your wardrobe now to find all the essentials for Spirit Week! Monday: . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: COVID-19 Update

Contact Tracing

We have received our first positive COVID-19 test of a student in the high school. We are working with the Putnam County Health Department on contract tracing. 27 students have been deemed a close contact, therefore they will be in . . .

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Substitute Kitchen and Maintenance Help Wanted

In addition to looking for a full-time paraprofessional, we are also seeking substitutes for our kitchen and maintenance department. Apply online today! Click on this link.

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Midgets to Host Hallsville Indians For Senior Night

Put on your favorite blue and white, grab your friends and family, get out and support our Putnam County Midgets this evening, and help us celebrate our Seniors!   You can tailgate with SADD before the game. SADD (Students . . .

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School Will Not Be In Session on Monday, September 14

School will not be in session for students on Monday, September 14th. Monday is a teacher professional development day. School will be back in session on Tuesday, September 15th, with doors opening at 8:00 am and schedules resuming like . . .

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Fall Sports Pictures Scheduled for September 16th

Fall sports pictures for junior high and high school athletics will be taken on Wednesday, September 16th, beginning at 2:30 pm. Forms are being sent home.

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Putnam County Fair Week

Good morning, PCR-I community! It's Putnam County Fair week! Each day, Tuesday thru Thursday, we will be dismissing at 1:04 pm so students and families can enjoy the fair. We are not in session on Friday.   We have several . . .

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HELENA Donates Water to PCR-I Schools

HELENA dropped by PCR-I today with a truck full of water. Coach Bondy's middle school physical education class helped unload bottled water that was generously donated by Helena. The donated water is sold at concession stands at . . .

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Missouri Bicentennial Commission Poster Contest

The Missouri Bicentennial Commission is holding a competition to select posters for the bicentennial commemoration. The contest is open to third through twelfth graders in Missouri. Students are asked to interpret the theme: . . .

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Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back, PCR-I! We are looking forward to seeing your child Monday morning, August 24th, and wanted to make you aware of a few safety precautions we have put in place for our students and staff. Parents should follow the . . .

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Welcome Mr. James Christensen to PCR-I!

Please give a warm Putnam County R-I welcome to Mr. James Christensen. Mr. Christensen will be teaching American History, World History, Government, and Economics in the high school. Mr. Christensen is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State . . .

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Frequently Asked Questions

PCR-I Return to Learn 2020-2021

PCR-I Return to Learn FAQ's

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PCR-I Return to Learn 2020-2021

PCR-I Return to Learn Plan 2020-2021 PCR-I Return to Learn FAQ's PCR-I Alternative Methods of Instruction Plan (AMI Plan)  

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Return to Learn FAQ's

PCR-I Return to Learn FAQ's     Symptoms of COVID English Symptoms of COVID Spanish   Handwashing How-To's: Handwashing is your Superpower (English) K-12 Did you wash . . .

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Back to School Safety Drive

While back to school supply drives usually entail notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, backpacks, glue, folders, etc, and those are always put to good use...this year, if you are looking for something to donate, we would also welcome things . . .

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Elementary Meet The Teacher Evenings Scheduled

Attention parents and guardians of PCR-I Elementary students for the 2020-2021 school year. Our Open House/Meet the Teacher night in the elementary school is tentatively scheduled for August 19th, 20th, and 21st, from 4-6 pm, and looks a . . .

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2020 Football Schedule

Hello, Midget Fans! Here is the tentative schedule for our 2020 Football season for Junior High, Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Football! We look forward to seeing you all there to support our student-athletes! 2020 Junior High, . . .

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Back to School Supply Lists

Elementary School Supply Lists for 2020-2021 Middle School Supply Lists for 2020-2021 High School Supply Lists for 2020-2021

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Parent, Player, Coach Meeting This Tuesday!

The annual Parent/Player/Coach meeting is scheduled to be held this Tuesday, July 28, at 5:30 pm in the MS auditorium to sign needed paperwork for activities and sports for the 2020-2021 school year.  This is for all parents and . . .

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Preseason Preview and Mini Midget Football Camp

Mini Midget Football Camp will be held Monday, July 27th - Wednesday, July 29th. This camp is for football players in grades 4 - 12. The camp will be held for 3 nights from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on the 27th and the 28th, and from 6:30 pm - 7:45 . . .

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Prom Tickets on Sale

Prom is July 18. Tickets will be on sale from 8-3 this Tuesday - Thursday, June 23-25, in the high school office. The Tap will be catering the meal for prom. We are having prime rib, cheesy potatoes, and a vegetable, most likely green beans.

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PCR-I Return to School Updates

Good afternoon, Putnam County R-I community! It is always important to us to keep you informed. At this time, no decisions regarding how back to school will look in the fall have been made. When decisions are made, all families will be . . .

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Meal Distribution Update

Attention Putnam County R-I community. Our meal distribution ended on June 15, 2020. Thank you to all who volunteered their time and resources to make sure the children of Putnam County were fed. We appreciate you. Have a safe and healthy summer!

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Traditional Graduation Coming Soon!

Congratulations, PCHS Class of 2020! With Missouri opening fully next week, we are happy to announce that a traditional graduation ceremony will be held in the PCHS gymnasium on Saturday, June 20, at 2:00 pm for ALL Class of 2020 PCHS . . .

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Junior High Softball Practice Update

Attention JH Softball: No JH Softball Practice/Hitting tomorrow due to expected forecast. JH Softball weight sessions are cancelled until further notice due to the extended social distancing guidelines and the number of people allowed in . . .

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Prom Rescheduled for July 18

Attention! Prom has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Pine Trail. Tickets will be sold June 23rd through June 25th, from 8:00 am -3:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 per person. The itinerary is the same as previously posted. 

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Memorial Day Weekend Meal Pickup

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend! Meal pickup is Friday evening from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm. We will NOT be having meal pickup on Monday, Memorial Day. Meal pickup will resume on Wednesday.

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Credit Recovery Scheduled for June

Due to a dramatic decrease in the number of students who would attend regular summer school, we will not have it in June at this time. We will still be offering credit recovery from June 1st-June 30th.

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Retirement Congratulations for Mr. Randy Webber

Congratulations to Mr. Randy Webber! Randy has been serving faithfully in the maintenance department at PCR-I schools since 2009. Today we celebrated, a little early, his retirement this summer. Randy, thank you so much for the 11 years of . . .

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Joseph Baldwin Academy Online Applications

Students entering 8th, 9th, and 10th grade have a unique opportunity to attend JBA (Joseph Baldwin Academy) online this summer for a reduced price. Truman State University has moved from the normal on-campus format to an online delivery of . . .

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MO-Wings COVID-19 Scholarship Offered

Mo-WINGS,   The MODDC is excited to announce the COVID-19 Scholarship Fund, which will provide opportunities for individuals . . .

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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8, 2020

If you can read this post, be sure to thank a teacher! This week is teacher appreciation week! Help us celebrate our teachers past and present this week. On Monday, May 4, 2020, post your favorite school memory with a favorite teacher. . . .

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Free Sports Physicals Dates

Free sports physicals for Putnam County students entering grades 7-12 will be held from June 15 - July 13, 2020. These are done by appointment only. Call 660-947-7373 to schedule your appointment. Be sure to download, print, and completely . . .

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Light The Night 2020

Tonight, April 10, 2020, Putnam County R-I will be joining schools around the country by turning our football stadium lights on at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time) and leaving them lit for 20 minutes and 20 seconds to honor the class of 2020. . . .

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Governor Parson Orders Schools Remain Closed for the Rest of the School Year

Instruction Continues at Home Through May 12

Governor Parson has ordered that all Missouri public and charter schools remain closed through the remainder of the academic year with the exception of providing nutritional services. Currently, there are more questions than answers. PCR-I . . .

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Senior Video Pictures Due By April 15

Attention Class of 2020 Seniors: Please check your email. There are several of you who have not submitted photos to Graycie for the Senior graduation video. Please send them to Graycie at 109772@putnamcountyr1.net by April 15th. Also, your . . .

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PCR-I Closed Thru April 3rd

PCR-I will remain closed thru April 3rd at this time. A decision will be made on Wednesday evening whether to extend closure beyond April 3rd. Stay home this week and stay well, Putnam. Students, keep checking your email, Google Classroom, . . .

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The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

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Meet the Candidates: School Board Forum on Tuesday

It is time to Meet the Candidates! Join us on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 5:30 pm in the Middle School Auditorium to meet the candidates for PCR-I School Board! Our MSTA Representative, Keri Cottrell will be facilitating the evening, with the . . .

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Monday, March 2, 2020: Teacher Professional Development

Putnam County R-I Schools will not be in regular session on Monday, March 2, 2020, for teacher professional development. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Enjoy your weekend, Putnam! 

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PCR-I Buses on Hard Surfaces only on Friday Afternoon

Good afternoon, Putnam! We are grateful for the sunshine, but as the sun warms things up, the ground becomes a little soft. Due to the warmer temperatures and muddy secondary road conditions, we will be running PCR-I school buses on hard . . .

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Patriotic Art and Essay Contest

The Missouri Federated Republican Women are hosting an essay and art contest. This contest is open to students in 3 categories, 3rd through 5th-grade, 6th through 8th-grade, and Freshmen through Seniors. Students must be younger . . .

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2 Hour Delay on Friday, February 14, 2020

Classes will resume on Friday, February 14, 2020, with a 2 hour delay. Buses will run 2 hours later than normal. Breakfast at 10:05, and classes start at 10:15. Happy Valentine's Day,  Putnam! Bundle up and stay warm.

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JV Basketball Canceled For Thursday

JV Basketball games for tonight have been canceled. Stay safe and warm, Putnam.

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No School on Thursday, February 13 Due to Freezing Temperatures

PCR-I Schools will be closed for Thursday, February 13, 2020, due extremely cold weather conditions and received snowfall. We will be deep cleaning the school while closed to help get rid of cold and flu germs. Stay safe, warm, and healthy, . . .

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Joseph Baldwin Academy Junior Now Accepting Applications for Summer

Attention parents and guardians of 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students! Have you heard about the Joseph Baldwin Junior Academy?   JBA Junior is a day-camp program for current 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students. JBA Junior takes . . .

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No School on Friday, February 7, 2020.

No school today Friday, February 7 due to illness. Get well soon!

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National School Counselor Appreciation Week

National School Counseling Week [#NSCW2020] is February 3–7. A perfect time to recognize the work of 100K+ #schoolcounselors across the nation! Thank you for all you to do help support our students, staff, and community! We appreciate . . .

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Kansas City Chiefs Spirit Week

In honor of our Kansas City Chiefs making their 1st Super Bowl appearance in 50 years, we are celebrating with a KC Chiefs Spirit Week!  It's Mahomes Monday! Sport a headband or hair in a mohawk or faux hawk. Tyreek . . .

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No School on Friday, January 24, 2020

Due to overnight weather conditions and road conditions throughout the county, Friday will be a Snow Day. Enjoy one more, students! No school on Friday, January 24, 2020.

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Winter Weather and Student Safety

What a week of winter weather! Hopefully, you have enjoyed some quality time with your students over the past week. Student safety is our number one priority, so as much as we want to be in school, we have to look at all the roads in our . . .

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No School on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

We will not have school on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, due to incoming weather and icy road conditions. Stay safe and warm, Putnam!

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No School on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Due to icy road conditions, school will be closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Stay safe and warm, Putnam!

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Drawing Contest

Hey Putnam! Looking for a project to spark some creativity in your student? Check this out! Our High School Art Club is hosting a drawing contest for grades K-8. Entries are due by February 19, 2020. Contest winners announced in March for . . .

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No School Friday, January 17, 2020

There will be no school on Friday, January 17, 2020, due to the incoming weather. Stay safe, Putnam!

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No School on Monday, January 13, 2020

Due to road conditions and weather, we will not be in session on Monday, January 13, 2020. Stay safe and warm, Putnam!

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Early Dismissal Due to Impending Weather: Friday, January 10, 2020

Due to impending weather, we will be dismissing at 12:45 pm today. ALL practices and activities scheduled for today will be canceled. Be safe, Putnam!  

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Putnam Court Warming to Pay it Forward: Join Us!

Happy Court Warming Day, Putnam! Our Court Warming assembly begins at 9 am in the High School gymnasium. Tip-off is at 6:00 pm. Proceeds from the admissions to the game this evening will be donated to a local family between Milan and . . .

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Court Warming Schedule Change

Attention: Court Warming has been moved to Thursday, January 9, 2020, due to potential weather on Friday, January 10. The dress-up day will be Blue & White day tomorrow (Thursday). We will not be having a cowboy and Indian dress-up day. . . .

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Welcome Back and Happy New Year, Putnam!

Hey, Putnam! Tuesday, January 7, 2020, is our first day back to school for the new year! We have missed you and are excited to see you! Middle and High School students, please bring a positive attitude and your charged Chromebook with you. . . .

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Immunization Clinic for 7th and 11th Grade Students

Attention parents of 7th and 11th graders: State law mandates that your students have certain immunizations before they can start school again next fall. Incoming 8th graders are required to have a TDaP and Meningitis vaccine, and incoming . . .

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After School Tutors Needed

Mrs. Rhodes is seeking help with after-school tutoring.  Here are the details: When? After school until 4 pm. What is the time commitment? At least 2 days a week. Who will I be tutoring? Elementary students, . . .

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Art and Music at Winterfest 2019

Winterfest 2019 was a huge success due in part to the art and music provided by our own PCR-I students.  Under the direction of Mrs. Michelle Booth, Middle School band students performed two sets of music on Saturday the 7th in the . . .

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Putnam County Basketball: Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019, is a great day for some Putnam Hoops! You can catch our Junior High teams in action as they host the Knox County Eagles at home. The 7th-grade girls tip-off at 4:30 pm, 7th-grade boys at 5:30 pm, 8th-grade girls at . . .

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Rotary Hosts Young Writers

Fifth Graders Share Their American Heroes Essays

Unionville Rotary enjoyed an exceptional program on December 5th as part of a Literacy Trifecta effort in our community.  A boy and a girl from each fifth-grade class joined Rotary for lunch and read aloud their essays on American . . .

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Junior High Basketball Postponed

Hey basketball fans! The Junior High games scheduled for this evening, November 11th, at Clark County have been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

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Dressing Your Student for Cooler Temperatures

Hey Putnam! It looks like cooler temps are on the way. Here are a few reminders about cold weather and some general guidelines on how to dress your student(s) to keep them safe and warm in cooler temps.   60 degrees and warmer: . . .

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Jeans on Fridays to Help our Seniors

PCR-I Donates to PC Cafe and Resource Center

The faculty and staff at PCR-I continued their tradition of donating money from "Blue Jeans Fridays" to help support our Putnam County Cafe and Resource Center. Each year, our staff are given the opportunity to donate money in . . .

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Flu Season Approaching: Turn in Flu Shot Consent Forms

If you would like your student to receive a flu shot, please return your consent form by Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Our nurse, Mrs. Overton, will start administering flu shots on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  

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Big Weekend Lineup for Putnam Students

Good morning, Putnam! It's a busy weekend of Putnam activities for football, softball, band, color guard, Drumline, and Seniors. Senior night is tonight! The tailgate is sponsored by our PC Band Boosters, and starts at 5:30 pm in the . . .

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Parent-Teacher Conference Update

Good morning! I hope everyone had a restful weekend. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 17. However, our softball team plays their first game of district competition that night. In order to support our . . .

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Canned Food Drive to Support Local Food Pantry

During the week of October 14-18, Putnam County R-I will do our part to help support our local food pantry. In the Middle and High School, we are competing by grade and number of items donated. In the Elementary, we will compete by . . .

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Late Start Policy

Dear parents:   This is an all-district announcement. After seeing the forecast for Iowa later this week, I decided I should send out our late start policy.   Late Start Policy   In the case of bad . . .

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Professional Development Day

Ever wonder what teachers do for Professional Development day? Several times throughout the school year guest speakers are invited to impart their knowledge on various topics to help us all become better at our jobs. We have enjoyed learning . . .

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No School Monday, October 7, 2019.

Hey Putnam! Just a reminder that there's no school on Monday for students. It's Professional Development Day for Teachers and staff. Enjoy your Monday! You can get out and support your favorite teams tomorrow evening. Check the . . .

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Stitched Together for the Love of the Game

Putnam vs. Milan Football Rivalry 2019

Local photojournalist, Michael Bupp, captured the heart, grit, determination, emotion, athleticism, and respect that was displayed on the field during our annual Putnam vs. Milan matchup. Friday's game at Milan was postponed with a little . . .

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Rockin R' Farms: October Beef Donor

MO Beef for MO Kids

Many thanks to Rockin' R Farms of Lucerne, MO, for donating beef for Putnam County R-I Schools. Northeast Missouri farmers are beefing up school lunches through a program called MoBeef for MoKids. The Robinson family donated beef which is . . .

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Smithfield Donates Water

Thank you to Smithfield for donating water to our school! The bottled water is used for concessions and in case of emergency. Our football weights class and P.E. class did their heavy lifting by helping unload this generous donation.

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Friday Night Lights & Hy-Vee Tailgate

Save the date! This Friday, our Putnam County Varsity Football Team hosts the Trenton Bulldogs. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm. Want to get involved and help support our students and school? Join us for our Putnam County Booster Club meeting at 6 . . .

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Mini-Midget Cheer Camp

Mini-Midget Cheer Camp  is right around the corner.  This is a reminder that all Mini-Midget cheer forms and money are due Tuesday, September 17 th . Mini- Midget Cheer Camp will be held on Thursday, September 19 . . .

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Athletic Schedule Changes and Updates

  Dear Midget Nation,   I thought I would give a glimpse into the scheduling process for athletic events. Typically scheduling is done on a two-year cycle with home and away games. Part of the schedule is . . .

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Paint a Pocket Park

The downtown revitalization project continues and they need your help! They are planning to make the empty lot next to Dr. Pratt's office into a pocket park, which will include a mural of what that corner of the square looked like almost . . .

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Box Tops for Education

The Box Tops for Education program is making some changes that you might have already noticed over the summer.  The physical clips are going away, and the Box Tops program will become digital-only.  They will continue to take the . . .

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10th Annual Mini Midget Cheer Camp

The PC Cheerleaders are our holding our 10th annual cheer/dance camp. Participants will learn fun cheers and a dance from the high school cheerleaders. All participants have the opportunity to perform at the Midget football . . .

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2019 Putnam County Fair Queen Candidates

Best of luck to our 2019 Putnam County Fair Queen candidates! These lovely ladies will be competing at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the Putnam County Fair. Have fun and enjoy the moment! What a wonderful group! . . .

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Joint Statement on Sportsmanship from Putnam and Milan

Joint Statement from Milan and Putnam County High Schools   On Friday, August 23rd Milan and Putnam County played as part of the last quarter of the Football Jamboree. Our schools have higher standards for Athletics . . .

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Caring Community

Earlier this summer, a couple contacted the elementary school counselor to say they would like to be an encouragement to elementary staff.  This anonymous family wanted to spread good cheer and start the year off on a positive . . .

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High School Back to School Supply Lists

High School Back to School Supply Lists

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Middle School Back to School Supply Lists

PCMS Back to School Supplies 2019-2020 Putnam County Middle School Back to School Supply Lists: General supplies for all Middle School students: Pencils (wooden or mechanical), 1 pkg. red pens, large eraser, dry erase . . .

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MO Beef for MO Students

Beefing Up School Lunches

Tim Fernandez was reading through the Missouri Ruralist when he came across an article promoting beef in local Missouri schools. The article inspired him to contact Sarah Bradshaw, Food Service Director at Putnam County R-I School, to discuss . . .

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Putnam County Football to Host Camp and Pre-Season Preview

Our annual Pre-Season Preview will take place on July 31, 2019, beginning at 8:00 pm. This event is open to the public and is an exhibition of the skills developed by our students participating in football from grades 4-12. Admission is free . . .

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NCMC to Host Basketball Camp for Grades 1-12

The North Central Missouri College Men’s Basketball Program will be hosting their annual Summer Skills Camp July 22 nd -24 th  at the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton, Missouri. . . .

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Meet the Candidates: School Board Open Forum

On Monday, March 11, 2019, there will be a "Meet the Candidates, Open Board Forum" in the Putnam County Middle School Auditorium.  The forum will begin at 6:00 pm with refreshments to follow. This event will be . . .

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March 2019 Activities Calendar

Here is the list of activities for the month of March 2019.  March 2019 Activities Calendar

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2 Hour Delay Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Good morning, Putnam! It's a 2 hour delay day! We did get some snow, but will still be in school today, Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Buses will run on hard surface roads. Lake Thunderhead bus riders meet at the Lake Office.

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2019 Winter Weather Make-Up Days

Due to all the winter weather and snow-days we have experienced this year, we have some changes to our schedule to make up the time missed. Here is a list of our make-up days. Thank you for your understanding in our efforts to keep our . . .

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Parent Cafe

The Putnam County Health Department is hosting a Parent Cafe on March 28, April 4, and April 11 from 6-8pm in the Middle School Commons. Parent Cafes are a chance to make new friends, learn new things, and become a stronger caregiver. You can . . .

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Late Start Information

❄️In the case of bad weather, at times we incorporate late starts when we feel it would be safe to do so. Here are some important facts about a late start:   ❄️We will do a school announcement letting you know how many hours we . . .

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PTO Welcomes You to Join!

👧🏼👦Attention Elementary Parents and Guardians: We will be having our first PTO meeting of the year tomorrow, September 13, 2018, at 4:30 PM in the elementary library.📚   Why should you attend and get involved? PTO works . . .

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Follow our Putnam County Booster Club on Facebook

Are you wanting to join the Booster Club? Want to know when the next tail-gate is scheduled? Want to know where to find new Midget Merch? Check out the Booster Club Facebook Page or visit Schoonover HVAC on the square to shop for all . . .

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Thank You

Evacuation Drill 2018

Thank you to all the local law enforcement, emergency responders and other public agencies who helped make today's evacuation drill a success. We appreciate everyone's cooperation and support.

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Helena Helps Hydrate

Helena donated bottled water to Putnam County R-I Schools. The water is used for athletic events and other activities, as well as an emergency water supply. Thank you to Bernie Loughead and Brian Quint for delivering the water. . . .

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Back to School Immunizations

📌If you haven't gotten your student's immunizations 💉 up to date, be sure to get that taken care of soon. The Putnam County Health Department is helping you get that checked off your list✔ Call to make an appointment. Putnam County . . .

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Back to School Supplies List

It's that time! Back to school shopping is in full swing. Do you know what is on your student's list? Pre-K through 8th grade is posted here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages for easy access while shopping. Also, the . . .

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2018-2019 Yearly Planner

Dates to Remember

2018-2019 District Calendar 📅Putnam County R-I 2018-2019 Yearly Planner📅 Upcoming Events: 📚August 16, 2018: First Day of School📚   🎡🎢Putnam County Fair Week🎢🎡 🎡September 4-6, Dismiss at 12:45 PM🎡 . . .

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No School Today Due To Inclement Weather

There will be no school today, February 22, 2018 due to inclement weather. Stay safe and warm. 

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Announcing Instagram Fridays!

Follow a “Day in the Life” of a Senior Student or PC Staff Member

Are you following us on Instagram? If not, now is the time to make sure you are signed up, so you can keep up with happenings around the school on Instagram Fridays beginning February 4th. A different Senior or Staff Member will be . . .

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Putnam Joins Grand River Conference

Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, Putnam County R-1 Schools will be part of the two division Grand River Conference. With a total of 16 teams in softball and basketball an inter-division championship game will be conducted as an . . .

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There is no cause for alarm.

Dear Parent, Representatives from the Missouri State Highway Patrol have contacted our school district,  as well as many other school districts across Missouri, and requested permission to have  state troopers . . .

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PC R-1 on YouTube

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Assemblies, music programs, basketball games, school plays and more are now being recorded and available through the school's YouTube channel.  Archived footage dating back to the 2012-2013 is now in place.  Please check out . . .

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Check Out Our Videos!

We now have a video link to the school's Youtube channel located on the right side of the our website's front page under, you guessed it, "Videos".  This is a great opportunity to view basketball games, programs in the . . .

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Substitute Kitchen Help Needed

The hours are 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on an as needed basis.  These substitute jobs sometimes work into full time positions and are a great way to earn money while helping keep our students fed!  Give Sara Bradshaw a call at . . .

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Student Handbooks

Click on the links below to open student handbooks for each school: Elementary School Student Handbook  2018-2019 Middle School Student Handbook  2018-2019 High School Student Handbook  2018-2019 . . .

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Food Pantry Donations

On behalf of the Food Pantry, James Garner recently accepted a check from Heath Halley, Putnam County R-I Superintendent in the amount of $746.  The check represents the proceeds from the Milan home football game.  Food items . . .

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Welcome New Staff

We're fortunate to have some great new additions to the PCR-1 staff this year.  Please take a moment to welcome each our new team members as you see them around campus.  New this year are:   Beth Williams, . . .

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Exploring Hobbies

Summer School 2013

Fridays during summer school are all about exploring ways to have fun and perhaps learn something at the same time.  Elementary students had the opportunity to hear about and participate in a wide variety of hobbies demonstrated by local . . .

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Careers On Wheels

     On October 29th the Putnam County Elementary students and the 8th grade  enjoyed having local businesses in to talk about their over-the-road careers. We would like to thank the following individuals or . . .

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