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Putnam County Children Eat Free This Summer!

Attention Putnam County Families! It's Cool to eat at School this summer and friendly to your pocketbook! Did you know that on Monday-Friday, from May 28-June 28, 2024, children ages 18 and under can enjoy breakfast and lunch at . . .

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Retirement Announcement of PCR-I Superintendent, Dr. Heath Halley

Dear Putnam County R-I Community and Family, It is with a mix of emotions that I share with you my intention to retire as the Superintendent of the Putnam County R-I School District, effective November 30, 2024. Serving as an educator . . .

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Elementary Track and Field Day: May 10, 2024.

Elementary families, it's almost here! Putnam County Elementary Track and Field Day! Pack some snacks, sunscreen, and cheer on your student as they enjoy a fun-filled day at Dave Mitchell Field this Friday, May 10, 2024! . . .

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Congratulations to our Putnam County High School Track Team Advancing to Sectionals!

Congratulations to our Putnam County R-1 Track and Field student-athletes advancing to sectionals this Saturday! South Callaway School District will host the sectional track meet  this Saturday! The schedule and campus . . .

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Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10, 2024.

Next week is Staff Appreciation Week and we're gearing up to celebrate ALL our amazing staff! Haven't had the chance to give a shout-out to someone special? Now's your chance! Click the link below and submit a Staff . . .

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Congratulations PCHS Class of 2024 Graduates!

Save the date, Putnam County! It's time to celebrate the incredible achievements of our PCHS Class of 2024 graduates! Join us for the Baccalaureate celebration this Sunday, May 5, at 3:00 pm in the PCMS Auditorium. Mark . . .

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Grand River Conference Champions Repeat: PCHS Boys Track!

Help us congratulate our  Putnam County R-1 Track and Field  Varsity Boys! Putnam County wins the GRC Boys Track & Field Championship for the 2nd year in a row! We are  #PutnamProud  of your hard work! Here are . . .

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Free Sports & Activities Physicals: 2024-2025 School Year

Putnam County Memorial Hospital has graciously given the following dates for free sports and activities physicals. They will take place in the  Specialty Clinic  (1926 Oak Street, Unionville, MO). . . .

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Discover Nature Girls' Camp: Empowering Girls Through Outdoor Adventure

Of all the experiences a girl can have during her childhood, few offer the profound, life-changing power of camp. It's a place where she can grow her self-esteem, explore the great outdoors, make new friends, and create unforgettable . . .

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Celebrating Excellence: Mr. Jeremy Watt and Mrs. Haley Watt Named MSTA Northeast Region Educators of the Year

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the auditorium at Putnam County R-I School District echoed with applause and celebration as Mr. Jeremy Watt and Mrs. Haley Watt were honored as the MSTA Northeast Region Educators of the Year. The surprise . . .

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April is School Library Month!

School Libraries Empower Students

April is a special month for book lovers and educators alike as it marks School Library Month , a time to recognize the vital role that school libraries play in empowering students. At PCR-I, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to our . . .

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❤️‍🩹Putnam County R-I Schools Achieves Project ADAM Heart Safe School Designation

Putnam County R-1 Schools is proud to announce its designation as a Project ADAM Heart Safe School, a testament to the dedicated efforts of our staff and community members. Led by Nurse Stephanie Gillum and our Cardiac Emergency Response . . .

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Celebrating Success: PCHS Junior Selected for Mini Medical School Program

We're thrilled to announce the remarkable achievement of PCHS Junior, Miss Maddi Beals! Maddi's dedication and commitment to her future in medicine have been recognized, as she has been selected to participate in the prestigious Mini . . .

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PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Avigail Harlan

🎓 Senior Spotlight: Avigail Harlan 🎓 Let's celebrate the remarkable Avigail Harlan from the PCHS Class of 2024! 🌟💙 👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Parents: Jeremy and Allison Harlan 🚣‍♀️ Family Fun: Avigail cherishes . . .

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Celebrating Excellence: Emma Whitlock Advances to Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest Finals!

Let's shower applause upon PCHS Senior, Emma Whitlock, for her outstanding achievement! Emma has clinched a spot in the top three of the District 6040 speech contest with Rotary, marking a remarkable milestone in her academic journey. . . .

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PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Haven Seaton

🎓🌟 Senior Spotlight: Haven Seaton 🌟🎓 Let's celebrate Haven Seaton, an exceptional member of the #PCHSClassOf2024! Here's a glimpse into her remarkable journey: 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family Foundation: Haven is the . . .

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PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Trace Riediger

🎓🌟 Senior Spotlight: Trace Riediger 🌟🎓 Let's celebrate Trace Riediger, an outstanding member of the #PCHSClassOf2024! Here's a glimpse into his remarkable journey: 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Family Connection: Trace is the son . . .

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Putnam County Junior High Relays: April 11, 2024

Our Junior High Track and Field Teams kicked off their season with a bang at Brookfield on Tuesday, April 8, 2024!   Now, mark your calendars and get ready to cheer them on at home this Thursday, April 11, as they host . . .

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Putnam County Prepares for the Celestial Spectacle: Total Solar Eclipse 2024

Attention, stargazers and skywatchers! Putnam County is gearing up for a celestial event of epic proportions: the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024. On April 8, 2024, a cosmic ballet will unfold as the Moon gracefully passes between the Sun and . . .

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PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Randall Ayers

🌟🎓 Let's celebrate Randall Ayers, a remarkable senior from the PCHS Class of 2024! 🎉 Here's a glimpse into his journey: 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family Ties: Randall treasures family vacations with his parents, Samantha and Kenneth . . .

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PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Riley Ayers

🎓🌟 Senior Spotlight: Riley Ayers 🌟🎓 Let's give a thunderous applause to Riley Ayers, a standout member of the PCHS Class of 2024! 🎉 Here's a glimpse into his remarkable journey: 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family Connection: Riley . . .

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PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Brooklyn Dunlap

Senior Spotlight: Brooklyn Dunlap Let's give a round of applause to Brooklyn Dunlap, a shining star from the PCHS Class of 2024! Here's a glimpse into her journey: Family Ties: Brooklyn is the daughter of Chelsea . . .

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PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Owen Ream

🎓🌟 Introducing our next PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Owen Ream! 🌟🎓 💬 Owen shared some insightful responses about his high school journey, and we're excited to celebrate his achievements and aspirations with you! Here's a . . .

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2024-2025 School Calendar

2024-2025 School Calendar   The "School Calendar" is the calendar for the entire school year. This is the calendar that helps you to know what days are early dismissals, vacation days, etc. It is for the entire school . . .

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👩‍⚕️❤️Putnam County R-I School Nurse Leads Cardiac Emergency Response Training

Putnam County R-I Schools and School Nurse, Stephanie Gillum, LPN, are taking proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff by spearheading the development of a Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (CERP) and team . . .

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Local FFA Member Earns Highest State Honor

Dylan Hamilton, a Senior at Putnam County High School, has achieved a remarkable milestone by receiving the prestigious State FFA Degree. This honor stands as the highest recognition a member can attain at the state level. The State FFA . . .

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School Board Minutes: March 2024

School Board Meeting Minutes 3-14-2024

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PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Mackenzie Connor

Senior Spotlight: Makenzie Connor, PCHS Class of 2024 Let's shine a spotlight on Makenzie Connor, a remarkable senior at PCHS! Get to know her journey and reflections: Meet Makenzie Connor - Parents: Foster Parents - . . .

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PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Kaidyn Wood

🌟 **Senior Spotlight: Kaidyn Wood, PCHS Class of 2024** 🌟 Let's shine a light on Kaidyn Wood, a remarkable senior at PCHS! Here's a glimpse into her high school journey: 🎓 **Meet Kaidyn Wood** - *Parents:* Brandi Cain . . .

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PCHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Carter Simmons

Senior Spotlight: Carter Simmons Meet Carter Simmons, a shining star from the PCHS Class of 2024! Let's dive into his incredible high school journey: Parents: Justin Simmons and Lydia Simmons Favorite Family . . .

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Embark on a Whimsical Journey with "Doc, Doc, Goose" – Support Our Middle School Play! 🎭✨

Prepare for an enchanting experience as our talented middle school drama and theater students bring you "Doc, Doc, Goose"! 🌟🦢 This magical production is set to captivate audiences of all ages, offering a delightful twist to beloved . . .

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Important School Vaccine Information for Middle School and High School Parents!

We are excited to announce a partnership with the Putnam County Health Department to provide REQUIRED school vaccines for students in grades 6-12. This initiative is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2024, providing a convenient opportunity . . .

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PC Cheerleaders Win 3rd Consecutive Gameday State Championship

The PC Varsity Sideline Cheerleaders attended the Gameday State Championship on February 25th, 2024. The competition was held at Drury University in Springfield, MO. Teams performed three 1-minute routines including fight song, band . . .

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Surplus Sale: Putnam County R-I Building Trades Equipment

Bids due by March 11, 2024.

**Surplus Sale: Putnam County R-I Building Trades Equipment** Dear Putnam County Community, The Putnam County R-I Building Trades program is excited to announce a surplus sale, offering various items for bidding. If you're . . .

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Dive into a World of Stories at the Putnam County Elementary PTO Scholastic Book Fair! 📚

Get ready, bookworms! The highly anticipated annual Scholastic Book Fair is back, hosted by our dedicated Putnam County Elementary PTO. From February 20 to 23, 2024, the Middle School Commons will transform into a literary wonderland, . . .

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Celebrate the Arts Appreciation Week at Putnam County Schools: March 11th-15th

Join Us for a Week-Long Celebration of Art, Music, and Expression!

March is not just any month – it's a time to immerse ourselves in the world of creativity and expression! At Putnam County Schools, we're thrilled to announce our celebration of Arts Appreciation Week from March 11th to March . . .

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Meet Our New Elementary Principal for 2024-2025, Mrs. Angie O'Reilly!

A Homegrown Leader with a Passion for Education.

Putnam County R-I Schools is thrilled to introduce Mrs. Angie O'Reilly as the new Elementary Principal for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. With deep roots in our community and an impressive educational background, Mrs. O'Reilly . . .

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Presidents Day: No School on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Attention Midgets! 🎉 Putnam County R-I Schools will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in honor of Presidents Day! 🗽 Enjoy your well-deserved 3-day weekend! 🎆 Whether you're relaxing or embarking on exciting adventures, make the most . . .

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Spring Break: March 2-10, 2024.

🌴 Get ready for a well-deserved break! 🌸 From March 2-10, 2024, Putnam County R-I Schools will be out for Spring Break. 🎉 Enjoy the time off, recharge, and make memories! 🌞 While classes take a pause, remember that . . .

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Kindergarten Enrollment- April 6, 2024

  Hello Putnam County!  It is time for Kindergarten Enrollment! Enrollment is  MANDATORY  for Kindergarten students enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year. Enrollment for Kindergarten will be  on . . .

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Celebrate the Arts at Putnam County High School: Evening with the Arts 2024

An Unforgettable Night of Musical Excellence and Creativity!

Our Putnam County Middle and High School Music Department is thrilled to invite you to a mesmerizing event – "Evening with the Arts" on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the high school gymnasium. Get ready to be captivated by the . . .

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🚨 Important Notice Regarding Meal Service Accounts 🚨

Hello Parents and Guardians, We hope this message finds you well. We want to bring your attention to the current status of meal service accounts, as there are outstanding balances totaling over $14,000. Yes, you read that correctly... . . .

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𝗥𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲'𝘀 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆: 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 #𝗣𝘂𝘁𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱 𝘁𝗼 #𝗥𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗖𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵𝘄𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆!

Putnam County High School is proud to announce that Reed Valentine, a standout student-athlete from Unionville, MO, has officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play college football for the Southwest Baptist University Bearcats. . . .

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National School Counseling Week 2024: Standards-Based, Student Focused.

Celebrating National School Counseling Week! A big shout-out to our incredible school counselors, Mandy Tipton, Samantha Hendershott, and Brook Fleshman. The theme for this year is "School Counselors: Standards-Based, . . .

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Support Needed: Addressing Meal Service Balances and Fines/Fees in Our PCR-I Schools.

We appreciate the support of our wonderful PCR-I community, and we want to address a pressing issue regarding meal service balances and fines/fees. Currently, we're facing a challenge with past-due lunch accounts, and we need your . . .

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PCHS National Honor Society Meets Blood Drive Goal

Many thanks to our Putnam County R-I National Honor Society for hosting the American Red Cross Blood Drive earlier this week, and a big Thank You to all of our donors! We met our goal of 25+ donors for this drive and several . . .

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Pink Out: Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

Save the Date! Join us on Tuesday, February 6, as we paint the gym pink and rally for a fantastic event! Our Putnam County Varsity Basketball teams are gearing up to face the Princeton Tigers in a thrilling Pink Out game! . . .

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#ICANHELP Digital Citizenship Education Program at Putnam County R-I Schools

Empowering Positive Peers and Posts at Putnam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2024 Kim Karr, Co-Founder/Executive Director #ICANHELP kim@icanhelp.net (925) 237-1056   #ICANHELP Digital Citizenship Education Program at Putnam County R-I Schools . . .

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Mini Midgets Cheer Camp: February 6, 2024.

Attention Parents! Putnam County High School Cheerleaders invite Preschool – 5th graders to a Cheer/Dance Camp on Tuesday, Feb 6th, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. Cost: $15 (cash/check) payable . . .

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PCR-I: In Our Super Bowl Era

Super Bowl Spirit Week is February 5-9, 2024. Mahomes Monday: (No School) Teacher professional development. Teachers wear jeans and Chiefs gear/fave NFL team. Travis or Taylor Tuesday: Dress like Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift, . . .

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No School: Monday, January 22, 2024

Due to ice in the eastern 1/3 of the county and the potential for hazardous road conditions as the weather develops, Putnam County R-1 Schools will not be in session on Monday, January 22, 2024. Stay safe and warm, Midgets!

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No School on Friday, January 19, 2024.

Due to wind chill, freezing temperatures, and winter road conditions, school will NOT be in session on Friday, January 19, 2024.  Stay safe and warm, Midgets!

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No School on Monday, January 15, 2024.

📅🚫 Friendly Reminder: No School on Monday, January 15, 2024! 🚫📚 In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, our school will not be in session. Take this time to reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and the values of truth, courage, compassion, . . .

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Back to School: Thursday, January 11, 2024. Hard Surface Roads Only.

Hey, PCR-1 families! We hope you enjoyed your snow days! Charge those Chromebooks and make plans for hard surface roads on Thursday, January 11, 2024. We are back to school! Bundle up and we will see you soon!  If . . .

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Courtwarming 2024: "The Enchanted Showdown: Midgets vs. Wolverines"

💙🤍Courtwarming 2024 is right around the corner! Join us for "The Enchanted Showdown: Midgets vs Wolverines!" Our Lady Midgets and Midgets will host Maysville on Friday, January 19, 2024, for some heated matchups on the . . .

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Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Dear Putnam County R-I School Families, Welcome back to our amazing Putnam County R-I School community! As we embark on the new year, excitement fills the air, and we're thrilled to kick off an incredible second semester . . .

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Putnam County Wins 2nd Place at State Cheerleading

  The Missouri Cheerleaders Coaches Association is proud to congratulate the varsity cheerleaders from Putnam County High School. Cheerleaders attended the St. Louis Regional on October 8, 2023, and placed 1st advancing to the . . .

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Preschool Screenings set for January 13, 2024.

Hello Putnam County! We are starting Preschool Screenings early again this year! Screenings are mandatory for Preschool students to get on the list for the 2024-2025 school year; however, this does not guarantee a spot in . . .

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🎶 Join Us for a Musical Celebration at the Elementary Music Program and Art Show! 🎨

Greetings, Putnam County R-I Families! Get ready to immerse yourself in an evening of melody and creativity at our upcoming Elementary Music Program and Art Show on December 11, 2023, held in the PC Middle School Auditorium. It promises . . .

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🏀👕 Get Ready, Midget Fans! Dress Up and Cheer Loud for Our Varsity Basketball Theme Nights! 👏🔵

Hey, Putnam County Midget fans! The game is on, and we need YOU to bring the spirit to the stands! Join us for a series of exciting theme nights during our PCHS Varsity Basketball home games. The more fans that participate, the louder we . . .

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Helping Students Flourish

Tower Garden Learning at PCMS

  The Tower Garden opens the door to many learning opportunities in my classroom. This type of gardening uses an aeroponic system.  The watering system is on an automatic timer so throughout the school day you can enjoy . . .

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📢 Calling All PCR-I Families: Help Us Keep Our Meal Services Running Smoothly 🍔💼

We appreciate the support of our wonderful PCR-I community, and we want to address a pressing issue regarding meal service balances and fines/fees. Currently, we're facing a challenge with past-due lunch accounts, and we need your . . .

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2023-2024 High School Basketball Schedule

2023-2024 PCHS Girls Basketball Schedule (Tentative) 2023-2024 PCHS Boys Basketball Schedule (Tentative) MSHSAA Full List of Activities for PCHS Join Us for an Exciting Start to the Basketball Season! . . .

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Safety Reminders for Drop off and Pick up.

🚗👨‍🎓👩‍🎓 Important Traffic Instructions for Student Drop-off and Pick-up 🏫👦👧 Dear Putnam County R-I Schools Families, We want to express our sincere appreciation for your commitment to ensuring the safety of our students, staff, . . .

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Early Dismissal and Parent-Teacher Conferences Today: October 19, 2023.

📣 Attention Putnam County R-I Parents and Guardians! 🏫 We have an important announcement for you - today, Thursday, October 19th, is an early dismissal day at 1:06 p.m. for Parent-Teacher Conferences! 🤝 Parent-Teacher . . .

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Red Ribbon Week: Be Kind to Your Mind!

🔴🎈 Red Ribbon Week Is Almost Here - Let's Show Our Commitment! 🎈🔴 It's that time of the year again, folks! Red Ribbon Week is upon us, and at Putnam County R-I Schools, we're ready to make a powerful statement against . . .

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Senior Night 2023: Pink Out Putnam!

Senior Night is this Friday, October 20, for Band, Cheer, Color Guard, and Football! Sport your favorite shade of Pink for Pink Out Night! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and our student-athletes will be sporting pink and . . .

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2023 Junior High Basketball Schedule (Tentative)

2023 JH Boys Basketball Schedule (Tentative) 2023 JH Girls Basketball Schedule (Tentative) MSHSAA List of Activities for PC 🏀🎉 Join Us for an Exciting Basketball Season! 🏀🎉 Hey there, Putnam County . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023: We want to hear from you!

Hey, PCHS Class of 2023 Graduates! We want to hear from you! Please click here to complete our short Follow Up Survey! https://bit.ly/PCHS2023Survey Questions? Feel free to call us at 660-947-3361 ext 303. You . . .

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High-Demand Occupations for the FY2025 Enhancement Grant

High-Demand Occupations for FY2025 The following occupations were identified from using the Long Term Occupational Projections 2020-2030 for Missouri. The data was extracted from the MERIC website. . . .

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Get the Lead Out Progress Update: October 11, 2023.

**Important Update: Progress on Addressing Lead in School Drinking Water**   Dear Parents and Community Members,   We hope this message finds you well. The following is an update on the actions we . . .

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Congratulations to Homecoming 2023 King, Queen, and Court!

Congratulations to our 2023 Homecoming King, Reise Brundage, and Queen, Haven Seaton! All of our Senior candidates looked fabulous and were such great sports throughout the Homecoming week! Cheer them on one last time at . . .

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Governor Parson Announces Recipients of Second Round of New School Safety Grant Program

  Governor Parson Announces Recipients of Second Round of New School Safety Grant Program   . . .

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PCHS Homecoming 2023 Grand Marshal: Roger Worley.

Please give a warm Putnam County R-1 congratulations to our 2023 Homecoming Grand Marshal, Mr. Roger Worley!! Roger graduated in 1973 from Putnam County and has been one of the biggest Midget fans ever since. Roger is married to . . .

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Notification of the Destruction of Student Special Education Records

NOTIFICATION OF DESTRUCTION OF STUDENT SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS   ATTENTION:  STUDENTS/PARENTS OF STUDENTS GRADUATING OR LEAVING PUTNAM COUNTY R-I SCHOOLS PRIOR TO DECEMBER 2019   In accordance with . . .

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September 2023 PC MVP & Finalists

🌟🏆 Congratulations to our September PC MVPs! 🏆🌟 We are thrilled to announce and celebrate our exceptional PC MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) for September. These outstanding individuals have gone above and beyond to make a positive . . .

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Homecoming 2023: Dress-Up Days Announced!

  🌟 Get Ready for Homecoming Week 2023: Dress-Up Days Galore! 🌟 Hey, Putnam County Midget fans! The most anticipated week of the first semester is just around the corner, and you know what that means... it's . . .

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Band and Musical Performance Schedule: Fall 2023

Mark Your Calendars! Putnam County Band Performances You Won't Want to Miss! Hello, Putnam County Band Boosters , music enthusiasts, and supporters of the arts, Get ready to be blown away by the incredible talent of our . . .

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Ready Player One? Level-Up, Midgets! Homecoming 2023 Coming Soon!

🕹️🎉 Get Ready to Level Up, Midgets! Homecoming 2023 🎮🚀 Save the date and get your creative gears turning because Homecoming is just around the corner! 🗓️🎈 This year, we're diving into the world of retro gaming with the theme . . .

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Important Update for Parents and Guardians: Infinite Campus Implementation

📢 Important Update for Parents and Guardians: Infinite Campus Implementation Dear Parents and Guardians, We hope this message finds you well. We understand that there have been some technical difficulties with the recent . . .

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Parent & Student Portal Update: Tyler SISK-12 to Infinite Campus

  August 22, 2023   Dear PCR-I Parents and Guardians, Students, and Staff,  The Putnam County R-I School District has transitioned to a new student information system called Infinite Campus for the . . .

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Open House and Family Fun Night this Tuesday, August 15!

📣 Exciting News from Putnam County R-I Schools! 🎉 Mark your calendars for our much-awaited Annual Open House and Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, from 5:00-6:00 pm. 🏫✨ 🎒 Calling all elementary students! Bring your . . .

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Fall Sports Schedules: 2023

📢🍂 Get Ready for Fall 2023 Sports Action in Putnam County R-I School District! 🏈⛳️🥎 Hey there, sports enthusiasts and proud members of our Putnam County R-I community! The excitement is brewing as we gear up for an amazing season of Fall . . .

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Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act Update: August 2023

Dear PCR-I Families and Community Members, We hope this message finds you well. The purpose of this letter is to inform you about the recent Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water Act (RSMo 160.77) water testing conducted at . . .

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Middle School Yearbook Sale! $10 each for years 2010-2022!

Extra, extra, read all about it!  Mrs. Tennill has Middle School Yearbooks for sale, and we're going to shout it! Only $10 each for PCMS yearbooks from 2010-2022.  Check out the link below for availability: . . .

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Back-to-School Vaccinations: Kindergarten, 8th, and 12th graders.

Is your child starting kindergarten, 8th grade, or 12th grade this upcoming school year? Make sure they are up to date on all their required vaccinations! Call us at 660-947-2429 to check their vaccination status or to schedule an . . .

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Elementary Class Rosters & Registration for New Students

🎈🏫 Welcome Back to School at PCR-I Elementary! 🏫🎈 We hope everyone had a fantastic summer filled with laughter and adventures! As we gear up for another amazing academic year, we have some important information to share with our . . .

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Back-to-School Registration 2023

📢 High School Registration Schedule 🏫🎓 Attention all students and parents! It's time for the highly anticipated High School Registration! 📚📝 Mark your calendars with the following details: 🗓️ 8/7 Monday: 🕗 Senior Registration: . . .

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Middle School Registration & 6th Grade Orientation 2023

📢 Middle School Registration & New Student Enrollment 🏫🎒 Get ready for an exciting new school year at Putnam County Middle School! 📚🎉 We're thrilled to welcome back returning students and extend a warm greeting to all new . . .

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Fitness Center Closed for Cleaning: July 28-August 2, 2023.

📣 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporary Closure of PCR-I Fitness Center 🚧 Dear PCR-I Fitness Center Patrons, We hope this finds you in good health and great spirits while avoiding these sweltering temperatures. This message is to inform . . .

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UHS/PCHS Alumni Association Scholarship committee now accepting applications.

📢 Attention all Putnam County High School Alumni! 🎓 We are thrilled to announce the 2023 Alumni Scholarship opportunity for all PCHS graduates who are currently attending college and have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours towards . . .

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High School Band Camp: Pirates of Putnam Edition, July 27-August 4, 2023.

Ahoy, me hearties! Avast ye! Arrr! It be time to dust off yer instruments, polish yer boots, and set sail for the high seas of music! Attached to this missive be the sacred treasure map ye all been waitin' for - the band camp . . .

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Putnam County R-I Launches New Communication Platform to Encourage Stronger School-Home Connection

ParentSquare and PCR-I Press Release

  With ParentSquare, a unified app for school communication, parents and guardians can now receive all announcements from the district and their children’s schools and teachers in one place, with options to specify how . . .

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Pre-Participation Paperwork Required.

Our annual parent-player-coach meeting was held in the Middle School Auditorium on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 5:30 pm .  All paperwork and physicals must be completed and turned in before the first practice. It is . . .

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PCR-I Staff & families: Join ParentSquare! ParentSquare helps us all communicate more effectively. Check your email for an invite or visit the App Store on Apple or Google Play Store on Android Devices.

Putnam County R-I and ParentSquare

Continuing Collaborative Conversations

Our school is using ParentSquare! Dear Parents & Guardians, We are excited to let you know that this year we’ll be using ParentSquare  district-wide to communicate with you at the school, and in your classrooms . . .

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Lead Testing in School Drinking Water

PCR-I to Conduct Water Testing: June 26-27, 2023.

In order to be compliant with the Missouri law known as the "Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water Act," over the next few days the District will conduct sampling and testing of all potential drinking water sources in the . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Josh Myers

  🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 💙Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Mr. Joshua Myers! 🤍Josh is the son of Chris and Mui Myers. 💙 Josh's favorite quote: " Romans 8:28, "And we know . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Silvia Brown

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Silvia Brown! 🤍Silvia is the daughter of Chris and Mandi Brown.  💙Silvia's favorite quote: "Venture outside your comfort zone. The . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Vincent Jones

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 💙Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Mr. Vincent Jones! 🤍Vincent is the son of Tim and Sarah Jones. 🤓Vinny's favorite quote: "Appear weak when you are strong"- Sun . . .

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Free Sports & Activities Physicals for Putnam County R-I Students

Putnam County Memorial Hospital has graciously given the following dates for free sports and activities physicals. They will take place in the Specialty Clinic (1926 Oak Street, Unionville, MO). You must bring the physical forms . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Amy Stottlemyre

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Amy Stottlemyre! 🤍Amy is the daughter of Rod Stottlemyre and Betsy and John Cook.  💙Amy's favorite quote: "We cannot . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Trey O'Reilly

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Trey O'Reilly! 💙Trey is the son of Roger and Angie O'Reilly. 🎯While in high school, Trey participated in FFA all 4 years and was a member of the . . .

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Class 1 and 2 Sectional Track and Field this Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Travel to Shelbina and cheer on our Putnam County Track and Field Teams as they compete at Class 1 and 2 Sectional Track Meet, located at South Shelby High School, 4154 Hwy 36, Shelbina, MO 63468.  Digital tickets are required . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Celebrations

Save the date and help us celebrate! Our #PCHSClassOf2023 Seniors are enjoying their last Friday of school today. Baccalaureate ceremony is this Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Senior's last . . .

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Putnam County Hosts Class 2 District 3 Track & Field: May 6, 2023.

Putnam County High School hosts Class 2 District 3 Track & Field this Saturday, May 6, 2023. Check out all the details on the link:  https://bit.ly/Class2District3Track Class 2 District 3 Track Meet Info PDF . . .

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Middle School Character Education Assembly: April & May 2023

Help us congratulate our Middle School Good Attitude, Character Education, and Student of the Month winners for April and May! Good attitude winners: These students have shown good attitudes in the classroom and amongst their peers. They . . .

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GRC Conference Track at Albany today!

💙🤍Best of luck to our Putnam County R-1 Track and Field teams as they travel to Wayne & Doris Guess Athletic Complex in Albany to compete at GRC Conference Track and Field competitions today! 🎫Admission: $5.00 – adults, $3.00 . . .

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NEMR Sponsoring E-Sports Events This Summer!

Attention NEMR customers! NEMR and the Fiber Gaming Network has teamed up to bring you some fun opportunities to game and win prizes this May! Check it out! KDE Article on NEMR and Fiber Gaming Network GREEN CITY — NEMR, a . . .

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Marcus Hounsom Relays: April 28, 2023.

Make plans to attend our annual Marcus Hounsom Relays on Friday, April 28, 2023! It is also Senior Day for Track and Field and Golf. Celebrate with us! School is in session until 3:30 pm. Please navigate the parking lot safely as school . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Hunter Grabill

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Hunter Grabill! 💙Hunter is the son of Brad and Lorena Grabill. 🎯Hunter's favorite quote: "Don't live someone else's dream. Live your . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Kennedee Beals

  🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Kennedee Beals! 🤍Kennedee is the daughter of Justin and Angela Beals. 💙Kennedee's favorite quotes: "Be kind. Everyone you . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Matthew Gibson

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Matthew Gibson! 💙Matthew is the son of Kristina Kline and Jerry Gibson. 💙Matthew's favorite quote: "The last day is always . . .

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April 2023 PC MVP and Finalists

Help us congratulate our April 2023 PC MVP Finalists and Winner! Congratulations to Mrs. Ariane Casady, High School Secretary, and PC MVP Winner for April 2023!  Ariane Casady, HS Secretary ​"Ariane does . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Hunter Andersen

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Hunter Andersen! 💙Hunter is the son of Melissae Andersen. 💙Hunter's favorite quote: "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, . . .

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MEMBERS AND ADVISORS CELEBRATE MISSOURI FBLA STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Missouri Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) welcomed 5,000+ attendees from nearly 400 chapters to the record-breaking State Leadership Conference on April 16-18, 2023 in Springfield, MO. Members and advisors gathered in . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Braden Umbach

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Braden Umbach! 💙Braden is the son of Heather and Christopher Umbach. 💙Braden's favorite quote: "Sometimes you will never know the value of . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Shaylee Venable

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Shaylee Venable! 🤍Shaylee is the daughter of Carissa and John Carter. 💙Shaylee's favorite quote: "A tree falls the way it leans. Be . . .

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Rachel Morris Relays Today: April 24, 2023.

Best of luck to our PCHS student-athletes competing at Rachel Morris Relays today, April 24, 2023, at Schuyler County High School! Field events: *Javelin & Pole Vault will Begin at 1:00 pm* All Other Field Events Begin at . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Ashtyn Veach

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Ashtyn Veach! 💙Ashtyn is the son of Sherri Veach. 💙Ashtyn's favorite quote: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Ethan Kaster

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Ethan Kaster! 💙Ethan is the son of Doug Kaster. 💙Ethan's favorite quote: "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around . . .

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Last Chance to Purchase a Yearbook for 2022-2023

⏳Time is running out to purchase your 2022-2023 PCHS ECHO Yearbook! 📱Click on the link  to order online or send $40 cash or check to school with your high school student by April 28, 2023 . Make checks payable to PCR-I Schools. . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Jude Pittman

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Jude Pittman! 💙Jude is the son of Patrick Pittman. 🎯Jude's favorite quote: "We don't have a great day, we make it a great day." - . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Kloey Pearson

Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Kloey Pearson! 🤍Kloey is the daughter of Josh and Lori Pearson. 💙Kloey's favorite quote: "To live is the rarest thing in the . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Makayla Gilbert

Senior Spotlight Time! Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Makayla Gilbert! Makayla is the daughter of Shaina Gilbert & Sean Biller, and Kevin Perkins. Makayla's favorite quote: . . .

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Best of luck to our JH and HS Track Teams at Jim King Relays today!

Best of luck to our Putnam County R-1 Track and Field Junior High and High School student-athletes as they travel to Princeton today, Monday, April 17, to compete in the Jim King Relays Give your best. Have fun. Let's go! . . .

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PCH Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Ivyl Graham

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Ivyl Graham! 💙Ivyl is the son of Leif & Andrea Graham. 💙Ivyl's favorite quote: "Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Gage Duvall

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Gage Duvall! 🤍Gage is the son of Arron Duvall. 💙Gage's favorite quote: "The loudest guy in the room is usually the weakest. Confidence is . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Kerbee Willier

Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Kerbee Willier! 🤍Kerbee is the daughter of Laura and Rusty Sands, and Jerrod and Jill Willier.  💙Kerbee's favorite quote: "It is . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Tessa Gillis

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Tessa Gillis! 🤍Tessa is the daughter of Josh and Chrissy Gillis. 💙Tessa's favorite quote: "Growing up is not being so dead-set on making . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Chase Tomlin

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Chase Tomlin! 💙Chase is the son of Mike and Barb Tomlin. 👂Chase's favorite quote: "Why talk when you can listen?"-Unknown . . .

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PCHS End of Course Testing: April 17-27, 2023

❗️Attention PCHS Students! April 17-27 is our End of Course Testing. 🎯Set a reminder so you remember to be prepared and set yourself up for success. 💻Charge your Chromebook. 😴Get a good night's rest. 🍳Eat an energizing breakfast. . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Cora Hartwig

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Cora Hartwig! 🤍Cora is the daughter of Ami and Danny Hartwig. 💙Cora's favorite quote: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Lucas Hendee

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Lucas Hendee! 🤍Lucas is the son of Megan and Larry Hendee. 💙Lucas's favorite quote: "You are the pinnacle of fitness, Lucas!" Coach . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Chase Simmons

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Chase Simmons! 🤍Chase is the son of Charlie and Kris Simmons. 💙Chase's favorite quote: "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Hillary Shahan

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Hillary Shahan! 🤍Hillary is the daughter of David and Lisa Shahan. 💙Hillary's favorite quote: "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Makenna Webb

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Makenna Webb! 🤍Makenna is the daughter of Peggy Webb and Ryan Dover. 💙Makenna's favorite quote: "When you go through deep waters, I will be . . .

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Putnam County Junior High Track Meet: Thursday, April 13, 2023.

Join us on Thursday, April 13, 2023, as we host the Putnam County Junior High Track Meet ! Teams competing: Brookfield, Chillicothe, Clark County A/B, Davis County (7th & 8th grade girls), Green City, Kirksville, Milan A/B, . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023: Favian Jones

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👨‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Favian Jones! 🤍Favian is the son of Dan and Tabby Jones. 💙Favian's favorite quote: "Not all who wander are lost."-J.R.R. Tolkien. 🤍Favian has . . .

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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Melody Dickerson, FACS Teacher

📰Our PCHS Journalism Class has been working on interview skills by interviewing teachers. Check out their next Teacher Spotlight, Mrs. Melody Dickerson, FACS (Family and Consumer Science) Teacher. 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳Mrs. Dickerson teaches and . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Carleigh Kauzlarich

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Carleigh Kauzlarich! 🤍Carleigh is the daughter of Megan Finch Hines and Jason Kauzlarich. 💙Carleigh's favorite quote: "Sometimes you will . . .

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Teacher Spotlight: From Kindergarten to Counseling, Congratulations, Mrs. Hendershott!

It's Teacher Feature time! Our Putnam County Journalism class has been working to give insights on our staff members. Next up is Mrs. Hendershott. Here's what the journalism class and Mrs. Hendershott had to say in their interview. . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Adeline Dickerson

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Adeline Dickerson! 🤍Adeline is the daughter of Josh and Melody Dickerson. 💙Adeline's favorite quote: "God didn't give us a spirit that is . . .

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Congratulations to Hy-Vee! MSTA Friend of Education Finalist!

Congratulations to our local Hy-Vee! Hy-Vee was nominated by our Putnam County CTA for MSTA's Friend of Education award and was selected as a finalist. Check out what Mrs. Whitworth, PCR-I CTA President wrote in her nomination.  . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Jenna Bradshaw

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Jenna Bradshaw! 🤍Jenna is the daughter of Sarah and Shannon Bradshaw. 💙Jenna's favorite quote: "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds . . .

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Kindergarten Enrollment- Saturday, April 22, 2023

Hello Putnam County!  We are starting Kindergarten Enrollment in April. Enrollment is  MANDATORY  for Kindergarten students enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year. Enrollment for Kindergarten will be . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Alexia Mayberry

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Alexia Mayberry! 🤍Alexia is the daughter of Lisa and Tony Mayberry . 💙Alexia's favorite quote: "You can't live your life for other people. . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Blaine Perkins

Senior Spotlight Time! Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Blaine Perkins! Blaine is the son of Chrystal Perkins and David Perkins. Blaine's favorite quote: "Success is 99% failure." ~ Soichiro . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Taylor Powell

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Taylor Powell! 🤍Taylor is the daughter of Bryan and Melissa Powell. Taylor's favorite quote: "The will of God will never take you to . . .

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PCR-I welcomes new bus driver, Mr. David Bennett!

Some Route Changes Effective Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Good afternoon PCR-I Families! We are so excited to announce that we have added another bus driver to our team! Help us give a warm welcome to Mr. David Bennett! Mr. Bennett also serves as a custodian at PCR-I and is married to Mrs. . . .

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Teacher Spotlight: Making Music with Mr. Waugh

Check out what our PCHS Journalism students had to say about Mr. Waugh. Mr. Waugh tells us he wanted to become a band director because he enjoyed band as an escape from everything else as a student, and he wants that for his students in . . .

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PCHS SADD Chapter wants to "Egg Your Yard!"

Let Putnam County SADD Chapter "Egg Your House!"  (Orders due by April 6, 2023.) Your children will wake Easter morning to a yard covered in candy-filled plastic eggs. Let SADD students "Egg" your house! . . .

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Evening With the Arts Coming Soon!

Save the date for April 22, 2023. Evening with the Arts will be an event you will not want to miss. Our Putnam County Middle and High School bands and choirs have been working diligently this year and are ready to deliver an evening of . . .

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PC MVP March 2023

We are super excited to announce our final certified PC MVP finalists and winner for the 22-23 school year!   Angie O'Reilly - Finalist "Angie has been a tremendous help this year! I didn't . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Kalyn Hinkle

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Kalyn Hinkle! 🤍Kalyn is the daughter of Brad and Brenda Hinkle. Kalyn's favorite quote: "Today's special moments . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Tammi Jellison

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Tammi Jellison! 🤍Tammi is the daughter of Amy and Derrel Jellison. Tammi's favorite quote: "Some people think that to be strong, is to never . . .

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Teacher Spotlight: The Apple of our Pi, Mr. Fleshman

The Putnam Press Celebrates PCR-I Staff

📰Our PCHS Journalism Class has been working on their craft and have chosen another staff member to highlight for their next feature. 🥳Let's hear it for Mr. Kyle Fleshman, Math Teacher & Coach! 💙Mr. Fleshman is a hard-working . . .

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Celebrate Music & Art Appreciation Month!

🎼March is Music in our Schools and Youth Art Month !🎨 🥳Check out the fun our music and art teachers have planned for next week to help celebrate! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫Monday, March 20: Parent-Teacher Conferences from 9 am-Noon. Enjoy your . . .

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It's not too late to claim Pandemic related tax benefits.

Attention, Putnam County R-I Families! We want to pass along information to low and no-income eligible individuals and families that normally don't file a tax return that it's not too late to claim . . .

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A+ Program Update!

One of our recent graduates, Carsen Sporleder, was recently spotlighted at the annual NCMC A+ Coordinator meeting so we thought this was the perfect opportunity to not only highlight her achievements but also remind students and parents . . .

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Grand River Conference East and West Breaking Up

At a meeting of Grand River Conference superintendents on March 2, a split into two separate conferences beginning with the 2023-24 school year was approved by a 12-4 vote with Maysville, Polo, Putnam County, and South Harrison . . .

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PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight: Brayden Walter

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Brayden Walter! 🤍Brayden is the son of Beth and Bryan Walter. 💙Brayden's favorite quote: "The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone . . .

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Congratulations to our February 2023 PC MVP Winner and Finalists!

🥳We are so excited to announce the February PC MVP Finalists and Winner. We have an amazing support staff here at PCR-I Schools and it's always exciting to get to honor them. Help us congratulate our outstanding team members! . . .

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Jesslyn Knowles: PCHS Class of 2023 Senior Spotlight

🥳Senior Spotlight Time! 👩🏼‍🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Jesslyn Knowles! 🤍Jesslyn is the daughter of Mary Brummer. 👩🏼‍🏫Jesslyn has been a varsity student-athlete in Basketball all 4 years, Softball 2 . . .

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No School on February 28, 2023.

No school district wide on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Students need to complete day 1 and 2 of their AMI work. We will check for air quality tomorrow to determine if we go to school on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Thank you for your . . .

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PCR-I Schools Closed on Monday, February 27, 2023. AMI Day District-Wide.

Attention Putnam County R-I School District families, due to a small fire in an elementary classroom, PCR-I Schools will be utilizing an AMI Day District-Wide on Monday, February 27, 2023. Students in elementary, middle, and high school . . .

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Congratulations and Welcome to Middle School Counseling, Mrs. Samantha Hendershott!

🥳Help us congratulate our very own Mrs. Samantha Hendershott on her transition from Kindergarten to Middle School Counselor! Mrs. Hendershott tells us: 👩‍🎓"I was born and raised in Putnam County, attended Pre-K through 12th . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mrs. Mandy Tipton, Elementary School Counselor!

Help us give a warm Putnam County welcome to our new elementary counselor for 2023-2024, Mrs. Mandy Tipton! We asked Mrs. Tipton to tell us a little more about her. Here is what she had to share: “I was born and raised in . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Home, Mrs. Shaleigh Lewis!

🥳Help us give another big welcome home to Mrs. Shaleigh Lewis! Shaleigh is an elementary teacher and will be joining us in the 2023-2024 school year. 👩‍🎓Mrs. Lewis tells us: "I graduated from PCR-I in 2011. I had originally . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Miss Kolby Lawson to Elementary!

🫶Help us give a warm Putnam County welcome to Miss Kolby Lawson, PCR-I Elementary teacher for 2023-2024! 👋🏻 Miss Lawson says, "Hello Putnam County!!! 🥳My name is Kolby Lawson and I am BEYOND excited to be teaching this upcoming . . .

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Upcoming Immunization Clinic

The Putnam County Health Department will be coming to school on March 15, 2023, to offer immunizations to all students 11 years old and over. Vaccines that will be available include meningitis, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), and . . .

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PCR-I Elementary Celebrates Read Across America Week: February 27-March 3, 2023.

February 27 - March 3, PCR-I is celebrating Read Across America Week! (The actual week is while we are on Spring Break ) Our elementary school is celebrating with some themed dress-up days and plenty of reading activities. Check it . . .

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Welcome Home to PC: Miss Heather Newman, Elementary Teacher.

💙Help us give a warm "welcome home" to one of our new elementary teachers at PCR-I for next school year, Miss Heather Newman! 👩‍🎓Heather tells us, "I graduated from Putnam in 2016, which was the only school I attended . . .

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Welcome Home to PC: Miss Cady Gilworth, Elementary Teacher!

💙At last week's school board meeting, our PCR-I School Board hired several people for positions next school year. Help us give a warm welcome to one of our new elementary teachers for 2023-2024, Miss Cady Gilworth! 👩🏻‍🏫Miss . . .

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No School Friday, February 17, 2023.

Due to unsafe road conditions across the county, school will not be in session on Friday, February 17, 2023. Stay safe and warm and enjoy your 5-day weekend! See you back on Tuesday! #PutnamProud

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PCR-I School Board Announces Mr. Jamie Tipton to serve as Putnam County Middle School Principal

The Putnam County R-I School Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Jamie Tipton as the next Middle School Principal at PCR-I School District, effective July 1, 2023.    Mr. Tipton is no stranger . . .

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Snow Day: February 16, 2023

Due to inclement weather and icy road conditions, Putnam County R-I Schools will not be in session on Thursday, February 16, 2023.  Enjoy your snow day! See you back on Friday, February 17, 2023. Here are some snow day ideas: . . .

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Fractions on Valentine’s Day

Did you know third grade is when students first learn about fractions? We've been learning all about fractions lately. From what a fraction is, to what numerators and denominators are, and how to show fractions on a number line. So . . .

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Mrs. Minear's 3rd-Grade enjoyed their Valentine’s Party

Thank you to our room parents for hosting a fun Valentine's party! Check out our photo gallery to view some of the memories from our celebrations!

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School Board Recognition Night: February 13, 2023.

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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❄️Snow Day: Thursday, February 9, 2023☃️

It's a Snow Day! ☃️ ❄️Due to inclement weather and icy road conditions, Putnam County R-I Schools will be closed on Thursday,  February 9, 2023.  Stay safe and warm, Midgets! #PutnamProud #SafetyFirst 

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Basketball, Band, Cheer and Color Guard Senior Night Tonight!

It's Senior Night tonight, Monday, February 6, 2023, at 6:00 pm, for Putnam County R-I Basketball , Putnam County Midget Cheerleading , and Putnam County Band  and Color Guard! Get to the PCHS Gymnasium this evening to . . .

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Middle School Read and Feed: February 21, 2023.

Middle School Students! Join Mrs. Watt and Mr. Carleton for our Middle School Read and Feed and Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday, February 21, from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm in the PCHS library. We will provide pizza, treats, fun activities, and a free . . .

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Congratulations to the 2023 GRC Choir!

Congratulations to the 2023 Grand River Conference Choir! Click here to view the program for the February 4, 2023, performance. 2023 Grand River Conference Choir Program Join us for their program this Saturday, February . . .

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Dickerson, Perkins, McReynolds, and Rouse sign National Letter of Intent.

On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, we celebrated not one, not two, not three, but FOUR student-athletes from Putnam County High School who signed their National Letter of Intent at various colleges and universities. Our signings took . . .

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Best of luck to our Varsity Basketball teams at the LaPlata Invitational Tournament!

🏀Best of luck to our Putnam County R-I Basketball teams at the LaPlata Invitational Tournament this week! 💙🤍You can cheer on our girls at 4:30 pm on Monday as they play Canton, followed by our boys at 6:00 pm. 📍LaPlata High . . .

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Snow Day: Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

❄️Snow Day: Putnam County R-I Schools will NOT be in session today, Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Stay safe and warm. #SafetyFirst ⛄️

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CHEEZ-IT Fun with Area and Perimeter in Third Grade!

Mrs. Minear's students would agree when she says the best kind of learning involves food. Today's math lesson involved some tasty CHEEZ-ITS.  Students used them to help them review area and perimeter. . . .

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Preschool Screenings rescheduled for February 3, 2024.

Hello Putnam County R-I Families, We are excited to announce an early kick-off for Preschool Screenings, setting the stage for the 2024-2025 school year! This crucial step is mandatory for all Preschool students, although it does not . . .

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Kindness is in your blood. Save a life.

Our PCHS National Honor Society is hosting its annual blood drive for the American Red Cross on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the middle school commons. Sign up today to reserve your appointment, or drop in when you . . .

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PC Cheerleaders 1A State Championship

The Missouri Cheerleaders Coaches Association is proud to congratulate the varsity cheerleaders from Putnam County High School. Cheerleaders attended the Kansas City Regional on September 24, 2022, and placed 1st advancing . . .

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Personal Delivery

Third grade has been hard at work writing their letter to Santa, so today we walked to the local library to "mail" them. Students were starstruck when they saw Mrs. Claus there. She read them some Christmas . . .

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December 2022 PC MVP and Finalists

Help us congratulate our December PC MVP Finalists and Winner!   Our Finalists...   Lindsey Hague . . .

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Holiday Spirit Dress-Up Days at PCRI

Holiday Dress-Up Days Thursday, Dec 8: Merry & Bright (Neon or red and green all day and all night) Friday, Dec 9: Hawaiian Holiday  Monday, Dec 12: Ugly Christmas Sweater or favorite Christmas t-shirt . . .

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School Board Candidate Filing Open: December 6-27, 2022

PCR-I board candidate filing begins on December 6, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. and ends on December 27, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.  Positions:  3 (3-year terms)  Pick up and drop off applications in the Superintendent's . . .

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Preschool Screenings: January 28, 2023.

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Hello Putnam County!   We are starting Preschool Screenings early again this year! Screenings are mandatory for Preschool students enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year. Screenings for Preschool will be . . .

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School Picture Retakes & Winter Sports Picture Day: Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

School portrait retakes and winter sports pictures for junior high and high school will be Wednesday, December 7, 2022.  Order online at  INTER-STATE.COM/ORDER  and use code 69441BT.  Order . . .

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5th Annual Tri-Rivers Classic Tournament: November 28-December 3, 2022.

The 5th annual Tri-Rivers Classic Tournament begins soon! Save the dates and make plans to cheer on our Putnam County Varsity Basketball teams the week of November 28-December 3, 2022.  Check out the schedules below: . . .

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Giddy Up, Midget Fans! Basketball season home opener this Tuesday!

Giddy up, Midget fans! Our varsity basketball season home opener is this Tuesday, November 22, 2022, beginning at 6:00 pm. Students, it's a western theme night! Dress up in your western best! It's a shootout on the . . .

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Sounds of the Season: Christmas Concert, December 7, 2022.

Nothing quite gets you in the holiday spirit like Christmas music. Save the date and make plans to get inspired as our middle and high school bands and choirs deliver the sounds of the season on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, beginning at 6:00 . . .

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Late Start Policy Reminders at PCR-I Schools

Around this time last year, we had already experienced our first snow of the season. So, here are a few reminders about our Late Start Policy. Feel free to hit that share button to keep other PCR-I families informed. In the case of . . .

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November 2022 PC MVP and Finalists

Putnam County R-I Schools have some of the best staff and students around. Each month, we celebrate staff who have been nominated by their peers for going above and beyond. Please help us congratulate our PC MVP winner, Mrs. . . .

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Putnam County hosts the 46th Annual PCMS Basketball Tournament: November 14, 15, 17, 2022.

Bring your bleacher seat, grab some popcorn and a drink, and settle in for 3 full nights of junior high basketball on November 14, 15, and 17 at Putnam County's 46th annual Middle School Basketball Tournament! Check out the schedule . . .

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Meal Balances Adding Up

💰Are you leaving money on the table? 📑Submit your application for free and reduced meals for your student today! 🤔Fewer families than average have filled out the free and reduced application this year. After nearly 2 years in pandemic . . .

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Veterans Day Assembly: November 11, 2022.

Join us in honoring those who served our Nation. On Friday, November 11, 2022, beginning at 9:00 am, Putnam County R-I hosts our annual Veterans Day Assembly in the Putnam County High School gymnasium.  Veterans Day Program . . .

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Thanksgiving Break 2022

It's November and there are so many things to be thankful for! At PCR-I, the day before Thanksgiving Break, we honor our grandparents and special friends who mean so much to us. Grandparent's Day is Tuesday, November 22, . . .

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Putnam County Football Hosts Class 1 Division 7 Semifinal: Border War Edition 2022

Our Putnam County Midgets host the Wildcats from Milan in Class 1, District 7 Semifinal play this Friday, November 4, at Dave Mitchell Field.  Digital ticketing through MSHSAA is required for ages 6 and up. You can purchase your . . .

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Elementary PTO Dance: Join us for a Spooktakular time!

Our Elementary PTO is hosting its annual Halloween Dance on Friday, October 28, 2022.  Students in Preschool through 5th grade may attend. Admission is $5 per student and a light snack and drink will be provided. Students . . .

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Putnam County Midgets to host South Harrison Bulldogs for Game 1 of Districts: Friday, October 28, 2022.

Pack the stands, Midget fans! This Friday Night, our Putnam County Midgets host the South Harrison Bulldogs in game one of Class 1 District 7 gridiron action at Dave Mitchell Field! Admission is at the gate as usual.  Hey . . .

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Coats and Winter Supplies Drive:November 2022

During the month of November, First Interstate Bank of Unionville will be collecting coats, mittens, hats, blankets, socks, boots, etc to donate to students in need. Please drop your donations off at First Interstate Bank.

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Critical Need for Bus Drivers & Custodians

  Dear Putnam County R-I Community,   I am writing this letter to inform you about our current transportation and custodial status and implore you to help. We have been advertising for openings for bus drivers and . . .

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Putnam County to host Class 2, District 6 Softball: October 11-15, 2022.

Putnam County R-1 Schools has been selected to host Class 2 District Softball , on October 11, 12, 13, and 15. On October 11, Trenton plays Penney at 5:30 pm. On October 12, South Harrison will face off against Milan at . . .

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Upward Bound is recruiting! Check it out!

Truman State University 's U pward Bound program is recruiting! If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior and interested in a career that requires a college degree, with a parent or parents who did not complete their college . . .

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Congratulations to Homecoming 2022 Grand Marshal, Eddie Brundage, UHS Class of 1969!

  This year’s Grand Marshal is a Putnam County classic and a long-time Midget fan and supporter! Born and raised in Putnam County, Ed Brundage grew up in Midway and still lives there today. He went to elementary school . . .

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Putnam County Lady Midget Softball travels to Warrensburg for Warrensburg Softball Tournament this weekend!

Our Putnam County Varsity Lady Midget Softball Team travels to Warrensburg this Friday and Saturday for Warrensburg High School's Softball Tournament! Check out all the details below: Pool Play Friday, September 23, 2022 Info . . .

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Best of Luck to our Varsity Competition Cheer Team at MCCA Regional Competition this weekend!

Our Varsity Competition Cheer Team has been putting in long hours of practice to prepare for this year's competition.  2022 MCCA Regionals are this Saturday at Avila University, located at 11901 Wornall Rd, in Kansas City, . . .

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Putnam Press: Vol 1, September 16, 2022.

It’s football season, which means the football players and their mighty coach are expected to receive a lot of attention, and we stand firm to that. We started with Coach Huse and asked him what made him want to be a coach. He stated . . .

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PC MVP September 2022

Congratulations to our September 2022 PC MVP and Finalists! We appreciate all you do to make our school the best it can be for our students, staff, and community!  PC MVP Winner: Blane Robinson PC MVP Finalists: Stephanie . . .

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Lets Play Battleship!

Our class has been learning about coordinate grid maps lately. So to review our map reading skills, we played Battleship! Students each filled in their own map with 3 ships on it yesterday and today they partnered up to see which student . . .

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Midgets vs Wildcats: Gridiron Rivalry and Season Home Opener!

It's a rivalry and hometown showdown to start the conference season tonight! Are you ready for some gridiron lights?  Our Midgets are ready to light it up this evening after being on the road for their first 2 games of the . . .

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Busy Bees in Third Grade

The first week of school was a busy one for Miss Sturch's third graders. On Monday, they got to know each other through the M&M game. For each color of M&M they had, they answered a question and told their friends about . . .

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School Picture Day: Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Picture Day is coming up on September 27! Order before Picture Day to receive free shipping to the school. Order online at inter-state.com/order and enter Order Code 69432NF. It is also Patriotic Day for Homecoming week, so . . .

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Morning Bins for Skill Building

This summer I was the recipient of $500 in partnership funds from the Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri. With this generous grant I was able to purchase a huge variety of "toys" that will help . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Home, Mrs. Jacquie Tosspon!

💙Please give a warm PCR-I welcome to Ms. Jacquie Tosspon, High School English Language Arts teacher!   🤍Jacquie was born in Northern England, raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, and spent her teenage years in Naples, Italy. . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mrs. Angela Smith!

👋Help us give a warm Putnam County R-I welcome to Mrs. Angela Smith! Angela will be serving our district in elementary special education.   We asked Angela to tell us a little more about her family, hobbies, and educational . . .

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Parent-Player-Coach Paperwork Due

Attention all Junior High and High School student-athletes, parents/guardians/caregivers, and coaches! The annual Parent-Player-Coach meeting took place on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 5:30 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. If . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Faculty Update

  Dear PCR-I Community,   This update is to inform you that, due to unanticipated events that unfolded over the weekend, our faculty member Mr. Andrew Garber has been put on paid administrative leave. Per . . .

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Upcoming Events for PCR-I

High School: ● 7/19 Free sports physicals PCMH Speciality Clinic ● 7//15-8/7-Gym closed for cleaning and waxing ● 7/16-7/24- MSHSAA related activities-Dead Period ● 7/30-8/7- MSHSAA Athletic Dead Period ● 8/1-8/7- . . .

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Congratulations to Cheryl Mayer, 2nd Grade Teacher!

Hey, Putnam County community! Help us welcome back but in a different role, Mrs. Cheryl Mayer, 2nd-grade teacher! That's right! Mrs. Mayer is moving to 2nd grade. Cheryl started working at PC 7 years ago. She enjoyed 4 years . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mr. Dallas Halley

💙🤍Help us give a warm Putnam County welcome "back" to Mr. Dallas Halley!   👨‍🏫Mr. Halley will be teaching 5th grade at PCR-I in addition to joining our coaching staff!   👨‍🎓Dallas grew up in . . .

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PCHS Welcomes Coach Adam Huse: Physical Education and Varsity Football

Hey, Putnam County! Help us give our new Varsity Head Football Coach, Physical Education Teacher, and his family a warm PC welcome! Coach Adam Huse began his coaching career in 2003 with the Springfield Public School system. He earned . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mr. Carson Quint!

New Team Member Alert! Help us welcome, Mr. Carson Quint, to our Middle/High School Special Education Department and Football and Track Coaching Team! We asked Mr. Quint/Coach Quint to tell us a little more about himself. Check it . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mrs. Andi Ryals Foster!

Help us welcome our next #HometownHero , Mrs. Andi Ryals Foster! Andi was born and raised in Putnam County. After graduating from PCR-I, she attended Northwest Missouri State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mrs. Amy Andrews, 2nd-Grade Teacher!

Putnam County R-I Schools welcome Mrs. Amy Andrews, Elementary Teacher! Amy was born and raised in Putnam County. After graduating from PCR-I, she attended Northwest Missouri State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science . . .

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Welcome to PC, Ms. Darcee Schwartzkopf!

Help us give a warm Putnam County welcome to our next new addition to the teaching team at PCR-I Elementary, Ms. Darcee Schwartzkopf! We asked Ms. Darcee to tell us more about her. Here's what she had to say: "My name is . . .

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PCHS Welcomes Miss Jordan Hollon: Science and Softball!

Give a warm PC welcome back to our new Varsity Head Softball Coach and High School Science teacher, Miss Jordan Hollon! Jordan Hollon is a 2017 graduate of Putnam County. A three-sport All-Conference athlete, she excelled in softball . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mr. Dakota Waugh

Over the next few weeks, we are excited to introduce you to our new staff members and keep celebrating our returning staff. Help us welcome our new Middle and High School Music Education Teacher, Band & Choir Director, and High . . .

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Midgets vs Indians: Class 2 Quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 25, 2022!

Location Changed to Mokane

Our Putnam County Midgets moved the peg on down the board as they secured a 7-2 win over the Louisiana Bulldogs on Monday, May 23, 2022. Cheer on our Midgets as they travel to Mokane, Missouri on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to play the Indians . . .

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Putnam County Baseball to Host Sectionals: May 23, 2022.

Congratulations to our Putnam County Baseball team! District Champs, Back to Back! Now, on to Sectionals! We host! Hooray! Join us at McCalment Park on Monday, May 23, at 6:00 pm and cheer on our Midgets as they play the Louisiana MO . . .

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Summer School 2022: May 23 - June 24

Summer School 2022 begins May 23 and wraps up on June 24. For more information, contact your student's school building secretary or principal. 660-947-3361 Elementary: ext 318 Middle: ext 344 High: ext 305

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The FAB 5's Final Five Days of FUN

Mrs. O'Reilly's FAB 5 students are celebrating the final five full days of fifth grade.  On Wednesday, we had a FAB 5 FEAST after completing our MAP tests. Thursday was "Full STEAM Ahead Day" as students are . . .

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Prom 2022 Photos Now Available For Viewing

Many thanks to Christina Schnelle for sharing photos from Prom 2022, Masquerade with us. You can now view those photos on the link below. 2022 Prom Photos by Christina Schnelle on Zenfolio

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Time to Make a Book

We've been working hard on peer editing our expository writing. Some topics in our class are how to make a s'more, how to build a camp fire, how to cook a pancake, how to play twister, how to give a dog a bath, how to make a calf . . .

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Poppy Seed Ladies Visit

On Monday, our class had 3 special guests from the Unionville American Legion Auxiliary visit with our class about the legacy of Moina Belle Michael, also known as "The Poppy Lady". Students enjoyed hearing the . . .

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Elementary Track and Field Day: May 13, 2022.

Putnam County Elementary Track and Field Day is happening this Friday, May 13, 2022! Our students look forward to fun in the sun with their classmates and friends and cannot wait to show you how much they've grown in their physical . . .

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Celebrating Reading Successes

Today, Mrs. Jones' second graders celebrated their reading successes with a "Glow In The Dark Tent" reading party.  Each students desk was transformed into their own personal tent, where they had blankets, . . .

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Inquiring Minds Want To Know!

       For the last few weeks of school, our class is participating in kid's choice curriculum. We’ve already enjoyed some really creative lessons on magnets, cats, dinosaurs, tie-dye, and ocean . . .

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CTA Retirement Banquet: May 13, 2022.

Make plans now to attend the CTA Retirement Banquet on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the H.S. Commons. We will be celebrating Mr. Randy Morris, Mrs. Nancy Owings, Mrs. Terry Owings, and Mrs. Shelly Seaton for their many . . .

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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6, 2022

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6, 2022! Help us surprise our teachers with words of thanks through our  High Five Google Form! The High-5 for PCR-I Staff  is a brief form for you to submit your words of . . .

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Principal Appreciation Day: May 1, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022, is Principal Appreciation Day! Help us celebrate our school principals at PCR-I Thank you for being our fearless and caring leader! Happy Principal day!! Thank you, Mrs. Altiser, Mr. Garber, and Mrs. . . .

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Advance Child Tax Credit Information

Child Tax Credit have you stumped? Check out all of the information below from the IRS regarding the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Recovery Rebate. IRS Frequently Asked Questions for 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit (PDF) File a 2021 . . .

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Graduation 2022

Graduation for the PCHS Class of 2022 will take place on Sunday, May 15, beginning at 2:00 pm in the Putnam County High School Gymnasium. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Wagner Portraits will be in attendance and capturing professional photos of . . .

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Murder on the Menu: PCHS Spring Play

You are invited to Murder on the Menu this weekend! Our high school students and Mr. Buller have been practicing their lines, learning their roles, meeting their marks, and working behind the scenes to provide you with an evening of murder . . .

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Beth Williams: Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight time! Help us celebrate a #homegrownhero, 4th-grade teacher, Mrs. Beth Williams. Beth tells us, "I graduated from Putnam County in 2005. I then went to North Central Missouri College and earned an . . .

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Be your best! Get rest for the test!

  Putnam County R-1 Middle School 2021-2022 Testing Information   April 6, 2022 Dear Parents & Guardians:   It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the . . .

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Kalie Sturch: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate our next Teacher Spotlight and birthday girl, Miss Kalie Sturch! Kalie graduated from Pekin Community High School (another PCHS) in Pekin, IL. After high school, she attended college at Maryville University in St. . . .

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Lisa Stobbe: Teacher Spotlight

Help us wish Happy Birthday to our next Teacher Spotlight, Mrs. Lisa Stobbe! Lisa lives at Lake Thunderhead with her husband Clint Stobbe, who is employed as a loan officer at Farmers Bank of Unionville. They have two children, . . .

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2nd Grade Learns About Sound

2nd graders have been learning about sound in Science. Students learned how musical instruments can be played by blowing, plucking, stroking, or striking. They also learned that sound can have a high or a low pitch. . . .

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Many Thanks to Rockin' R Farms: MO Beef Donor

🙌Many thanks to Rockin’ R Farms of Lucerne, MO, for donating 2 beef this school year to Putnam County R-I Schools. We appreciate your generosity!   🐄Northeast Missouri farmers are beefing up school lunches through a . . .

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Preschool Students Spread Some April Fools Cheer With Doughnut Tree Seeds

If you were in the halls of PCR-I today, you may have seen several tiny people sneaking around spreading April cheer. Preschoolers enjoyed making and taping “doughnut seeds/ cheerios” on many doors in the district. . . .

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Taylor Bennett: Teacher Spotlight

Help us show some appreciation for Middle and High School Social Studies Teacher, Mrs. Taylor Bennett! Taylor is married to David Bennett. They have a baby girl named Chloe.  Fun fact about Mrs. Taylor...she is one of 9 . . .

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Gayla Whitworth: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate Mrs. Gayla Whitworth, our next Teacher Spotlight! Gayla has been serving the students of Putnam County R-I Elementary for over 22 years! This is Mrs. Whitworth's 25th year in education. She started her journey . . .

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Alice Heidenwith: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate our next Teacher Spotlight, Mrs. Alice Heidenwith! Alice is one of our Title Teachers at Putnam County Elementary. What is a Title teacher? Title I teachers work with students who might struggle academically, providing . . .

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Calvin Heidenwith: Teacher Spotlight

Our next Teacher Spotlight is also a #HometownHero. Mr. Calvin Heidenwith or "Coach Cal" tells us, "I graduated from Putnam County in 2017. I chose to come back because I care about this community and the people here. . . .

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Real World "School Work"

Sitting in class many students wonder what is the purpose of this lesson?  Why do I need to know how to multiply or divide fractions?  Why do I need to read closely and know how to write complete sentences?  As I was cooking . . .

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The Last Great Race on Earth 2022

2022's "Last Great Race on Earth" is officially over.  Mrs. Whitworth's FABulous 5th-graders took some time to learn the history behind the Iditarod and research some of the mushers who competed in this year's . . .

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Tammy Dooley: Teacher Spotlight

🥳Help us celebrate our next Teacher Spotlight #HomegrownHero, Elementary Art Teacher, Mrs. Tammy Dooley!   👩‍🏫Tammy tells us, "I was born and raised right here in Putnam County on the West end. After graduating from . . .

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Mike Elson: Teacher Spotlight

As we are celebrating Art and Music this week, it's a great time to celebrate our new addition this year, Mr. Michael Elson, our Middle and High School Art Instructor. Mr. Elson grew up on a farm near Linneus, MO, and graduated . . .

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Samantha Waugh: Teacher Spotlight

It's Music In Our Schools Month, and what better time to shine a light on Mrs. Samantha Waugh, our elementary music teacher! We asked Mrs. Waugh who or what inspired her to pursue a career in music education. She told us, "I . . .

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Veteran Jorge Lopez visits Preschool!

Preschool students celebrated letter V week with our very own veteran, Mr. Jorge Lopez. Jorge served as a marine for our country for 16 years. He did an excellent job describing to our preschool students what it took to become a . . .

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Amanda Hamilton: Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight time! This fabulous first-grade teacher is another #hometownhero!  Amanda graduated from Putnam County in 2007 and has never lived anywhere else. She says, "this will always be home and where my heart . . .

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Mrs. Jones' second graders have been working on sequencing and retelling events. Today, students wrote in order the steps to make Shamrock Pie in a cup. Afterwards, students had to retell Mrs. Jones the directions to Shamrock . . .

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Alert: Important Immunization Information!

The Putnam County Health Department will be coming to school on Wednesday, March 23rd, to administer vaccines to any student 11 years old and older. The vaccines they will be offering are Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis), Meningococcal . . .

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Middle School Activity Night: March 18, 2022.

Hey, Putnam County Middle School students! Who says elementary and high school students get to have all the fun? Not us! We've got something just for YOU! Middle School Activity Night is going to be a blast! Imagine you and all of . . .

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Let SADD "Egg Your House!"

🐰Let Putnam County SADD Chapter "Egg Your House" this spring! 🥚Not with real eggs, but plastic eggs stuffed with candy! 🐰Your children will wake up on Easter morning to a yard full of eggs while you sip your coffee and . . .

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Parents' Night Out: March 19, 2022!

Hey, Putnam County Elementary parents! Are you ready for a date night? Our PCHS Interact Club has you covered! This Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm, PC Interact students and sponsor, Jeremy Watt, are hosting . . .

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Show-Me Showdown: Putnam vs Bishop LeBlond

Cheer on our Midgets on Saturday, March 12, at noon at Hammons Student Center in Springfield, MO. Our Midgets have worked hard and made Putnam County history being the first boys' Basketball team to advance to the State's final four. . . .

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5-Day School Week Approved for 2022-2023 School Year

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, the Putnam County R-I School Board held its monthly meeting. After months of research, surveys,  and careful consideration, they voted to approve a 5-day school calendar for the 2022-2023 school . . .

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No School on Thursday, March 10.

Due to impending weather, school will not be in session today, Thursday, March 10. Student and staff safety is our top priority. Stay safe and warm, Midgets!

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State Basketball T-Shirts Are In! Pick up Today!

🎯Attention! 👕Final Four shirts have arrived!💙🤍🏀 ❄️With the impending snowstorm for Thursday, please pick up your t-shirt orders TODAY, Wednesday, March 9, from the high school commons until 5:30 p.m. 👕Shirts are $15 and checks . . .

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Transportation Transition Ahead!

Beep Beep! Transportation Transition ahead! Help us welcome back, Mr. Randal Olmstead! Randal is stepping in to help us out while we search for a new Director of Transportation. We wish all the best to Mr. Allen Tipton in his . . .

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Fast and Furious February!

Wow, February flew by super quick, and we were extra busy in kindergarten! We celebrated Valentine’s Day, the 100th day of school, and “Twos-day” (2-22-2022)!  We also visited the FFA barnyard and then welcomed . . .

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No School on Friday, March 11, 2022.

School will not be in session on Friday, March 11, 2022.  Wear your Final Four T-shirts and cheer on our Midgets at the Final Four at 6:00 pm at JQH Arena in Springfield, MO! The student section will be White Out at the Final . . .

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Dane Stiles: Teacher Spotlight

We have another March 8th birthday to celebrate today, Mr. Dane Stiles! Happy birthday, Coach! Mr. Stiles teaches High School Social Studies for us here at Putnam. A big joy for Mr. Stiles is serving as a coach. He is an assistant high . . .

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Savannah Hydorn: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate our next Teacher Spotlight, Mrs. Savannah Hydorn! Today is Mrs. Hydorn's birthday! Mrs. Hydorn joined us 5 years ago and we are so glad! Savannah is married to Matt Hydorn and their future Midget, Bo, will . . .

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Final Four Week Schedule Updates!

Hey, Putnam County R-I Community! We have some updates for you. Bear with us. There is a lot to tell you, so hit that share button and read all the way through. 3/8 Team Up Tuesday: Dress like your favorite basketball player. . . .

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Mrs. Whitworth's FAB 5 Celebrates Reading

Mrs. Whitworth's FABulous 5th graders enjoyed celebrating Read Across America Week.  There was a lot of reading taking place by students and guest readers. As always, the students enjoyed dressing. The dress-up days . . .

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School Board Recognition Week: March 6-12, 2022.

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

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Read Across America

Yesterday we had several people come read to our class during our read-a-thon! 

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Putnam County Junior Class Presents: Masquerade

Prom Scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Attention, Putnam County Juniors and Seniors! Save the date for Masquerade! Our Putnam County Junior Class will host Prom 2022 this year on Saturday, April 30. The promenade will begin at 7:00 pm in the Putnam County High School Gymnasium. . . .

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Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon: March 7-11, 2022.

It's that time of year! The book fair is here! Mr. Hicks and Mrs. Watt are getting things ready in the High School Library so you can shop for new adventures to read! There's nothing quite like a new book in your hands. On March 8-11, . . .

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Midgets Advance to Quarterfinals: Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Our Mighty Midgets defeated the Clopton Hawks to pave the path to Quarterfinals! The Quarterfinals game will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 1:45 pm at Moberly Area Community College. The brightest, loudest fans in the stands will . . .

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Fill That Bus!

🚌Attention: PCHS and PCMS students! Fill that bus! Mr. and Mrs. Watt have volunteered to take a Pep Bus of another group of amazing students on Saturday, March 5, to cheer on our Midgets at the Quarterfinals in Moberly. The bus will load . . .

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Read-A-Thon

Our class had a fun-tastic day filled with a lot of good books! Many thanks to our readers who came in today to read. We ended our day with a picnic outside for our snack time. 

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Read-A-Thon

Our class had a fun-tastic day filled with a lot of good books! Many thanks to our readers who came in today to read. We ended our day with a picnic outside for our snack time. 

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Read Across America Day

Preschoolers enjoyed 10 guest readers today for Read Across America Day! A huge thank you Kellyn Robinson, Alice Heidenwith, Melanie Davis, Darl Davis, Linda Davis, Wendy Tipton, Andrew Mitchell, Donna  Altiser, . . .

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday in Second Grade

Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday today with a Read-A-Thon. We had several members of our community come in and read to us. Nurses, teachers, a Criminal Investigator, Grandmas, moms, and friends. Students . . .

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Roger the Robot Visits Preschool

Roger the Robot visited preschool for the Letter R week. Mrs. Mc Clain shared Roger the Robot  from the program "Too good for drugs!" "Too good" is a comprehensive family of evidence-based substance . . .

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S Is For Superhero!

       I t’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a preschooler! Celebrating letter s was spectacular! Students came dressed in their superhero costumes ready to serve the school and ward off any . . .

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Sectional Basketball This Wednesday at Hannibal: Putnam v Clopton

Purchase your tickets today for the Sectional Showdown on the Hardwoods of Hannibal! Our Putnam County Midgets are on the hunt for the Clopton Hawks this Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 7:45 pm. It's a camouflage theme for our student . . .

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No School on Friday, February 25, 2022.

☃️School will not be in session on Friday, February 25, 2022. Stay safe and warm, Putnam! 🎵The band trip meeting has been moved to Tuesday at 6:00 pm. 🎨The Art Club trip has been postponed. 🏀 Cheer on our boys at 6pm on Friday . . .

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Elementary Personality Portraits & Spring Sports Photos Rescheduled for April 27, 2022.

Spring Sports and Elementary Spring Photos Picture Day has been rescheduled for April 27, 2022. Spring is here! Spring Sports photos and personality portraits will be taken on April 27, 2022.  Wagner Portrait Group   . . .

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Kyle Fleshman: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate one of our #HomegrownHeroes, Mr. Kyle Fleshman! We asked Mr. Fleshman to tell us about his journey into education. This is what he had to say, "When I was in high school here at Putnam County, I helped coach a . . .

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Ashley Jones: Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Ashley Jones, a second-grade teacher at PCR-I, tells us more about her journey to education on this Twosday, February 22, 2022. Mrs. Jones says, "I have worked with children at church from doing nursery to teaching Sunday . . .

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2nd Grade is Celebrating TWOSDAY, 2-22-22

Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have spent the day Learning in 2nd Grade on TWOSDAY, 2-22-22 with fun-engaging activities.  Some of the activities included reading in pairs of two, 2-digit Addition math, solving rhymes and riddles to . . .

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100 Days Smarter

Check out these hilarious and creative shirts that one of my students brought as her Valentine gift. Her mother personalized them and the bandanas. The shirts say "My teacher survived 100 days of me" 🤣 and the bandanas say . . .

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From Student to Coach and Educator, PC Welcomes Back Miss Jordan Hollon!

Give a warm PC welcome back to our new Varsity Head Softball Coach and High School Science teacher, Miss Jordan Hollon! Jordan Hollon is a 2017 graduate of Putnam County. A three-sport All-Conference athlete, she excelled in softball . . .

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"BEE" the One!

"Bee the One" is the elementary theme for this year.  In February, Mrs. O's FAB 5 students were challenged to "find the gold" in their classmates. Our mission: describe each classmate with one positive . . .

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School Updates for February 18-21, 2022.

Good evening, Putnam County R-I! School will be back in session on Friday, February 18, 2022. Charge those Chromebooks and finish that homework. Our administrative team has been in contact with School Messenger and they are experiencing . . .

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No School on Thursday, February 17, 2022.

Due to some ice and weather forecast uncertainty, Putnam County R-I Schools are closed for today Thursday, February 17, 2022. Stay safe and warm, Midgets! Posted at 5:20 am, February 17, 2022.   Update: We are aware . . .

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Putnam County Welcomes Coach Adam Huse: Varsity Head Football Coach

Hey, Putnam County! Help us give our new Varsity Head Football Coach and his family a warm PC welcome!   🏈Coach Adam Huse began his coaching career in 2003 with the Springfield Public School system. He earned his . . .

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Tara Fenton: Teacher Spotlight

February is #loveteaching month and we cannot wait to celebrate more of our terrific teachers at PCR-I! Ms. Tara Fenton joined our teaching team over 9 years ago. She grew up just miles across the border in Seymour, Iowa.  . . .

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Valentine’s Day Fun in Mrs. Carleton's 4th Grade Class

Our students had a blast on Valentine's Day at their party. They played games, stuffed each other's creative Valentine's Day boxes with candy and cards, laughed a lot, and made memories. Check out the photo gallery for an inside peek!

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Valentine’s Day party

Valentine's day fun. More fun-filled pictures are located in the photo gallery.

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Snacks with Math (Learning for 100 Days)

On Friday, Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders celebrated learning for 100 days. (Including our AMI days) To celebrate, they created their own "snack necklaces" with 100 fruit loops that were separated by groups of tens and then . . .

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Jeremy Watt: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate Mr. Jeremy Watt, High School Science Teacher, Curriculum Director, and Junior High Football and Track Coach. Today is Mr. Watt's birthday!  Mr. Watt has been in education for 23 years. He has enjoyed . . .

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Angie O'Reilly: Teacher Spotlight

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and also Mrs. O'Reilly's birthday! February is also #loveteaching month. Angie O'Reilly has wanted to be a teacher since she entered Kindergarten as a little girl. She says, . . .

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Brook Fleshman: Teacher Spotlight

Show some love for our Middle School Counselor, Mrs. Brook Fleshman! Not only is it National School Counseling Week this week, but it's also Mrs. Fleshman's birthday month! When asked who or what inspired you to pursue a career in . . .

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Mandatory Kindergarten Enrollment: Saturday, March 26, 2022.

  Kindergarten Enrollment Information PDF Hello Putnam County!  We are starting Kindergarten Enrollment in March! Enrollment is  MANDATORY  for Kindergarten students enrolling for the . . .

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National School Counseling Week: February 7-11, 2022.

❤️Let's hear it for our school counselors! Mrs. McClain, Mrs. Fleshman, and Ms. Miller are integral parts of the education process at PCR-I. They are a listening ear and a caring heart. They help students process big emotions, learn how . . .

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2nd Grade Learns About Money

2nd-grade students have been learning about money in math. We read the book Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst. We discussed the importance of saving our money and being responsible. Students then wrote . . .

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All About Me!

This is one of my most FAVORITE things to do in first grade!  We listen to the read-aloud "The Best Part of Me" by Wendy Ewald. The students then choose their favorite part about themselves and write about it.  Check out . . .

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Poppin with preschool!!!

Students learn best when having fun! These preschoolers did many fun activities this week but one of their favorite activities was popping popcorn with the "old fashion" popcorn popper! Making learning fun is a wonderful way to . . .

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Preschool Is Passionate About Letter P!

Wow, what a week! Preschoolers enjoyed making personal pizzas, learning about penguins, wearing pajamas, eating pancakes, playing with a parachute, learning about Punxsutawney Phil, having a dance party, eating . . .

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Six More Weeks of Winter!

The last two days, Kindergarteners have spent time talking about Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhogs Day. We read stories, learned about what it means if the groundhog will or will not see his shadow, and made predictions.  While we . . .

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Six More Weeks of Winter!

The last two days, Kindergarteners have spent time talking about Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhogs Day. We read stories, learned about what it means if the groundhog will or will not see his shadow, and made predictions. While we . . .

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It’s time to revise!

We've been working hard on drafting our opinion writing these last few weeks. Today, students looked through their own rough draft and then partnered up to peer-edit each other's writing. Next, students will begin typing their . . .

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Celebrating Reading Successes

Today, Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders celebrated their reading score successes with a pop party! Each student who raised their reading score received a pop! We are proud to say every student has raised their reading scores! Students work . . .

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Dental Truck Coming Soon!

The Mobile Dental Unit from Northeast Dental will be coming back to visit our school in February! If your student was seen on the truck in the fall, permission forms will be sent home with your child today. Please sign and return the form by . . .

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A Caring Community

Character Education Week has been a successful venture for philanthropy. Be sure to check out our photo gallery to view our elementary students holding up the donations that students and staff have brought in for Character Education Week. . . .

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PCHS DECA Students Earn Trip to State DECA

Putnam County DECA traveled to Columbia, MO on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, for the District 2 competition. We had 9 marketing students who represented Putnam County very well! Out of the 9 who competed, 6 are moving on to STATE competition! . . .

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PC MVP January 2022

Congratulations to Miss Kalie Sturch, our January 2022 PC MVP! Miss Sturch’s enthusiasm and passion for teaching shine every day through her interactions with students and staff. Miss Sturch is always willing to . . .

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4 Day School Week Q and A

Updated February 3, 2022. Thank you to all who joined the conversation at our question and answer forums on January 27, February 1 and 2, 2022. We appreciate all of the valuable information, concerns, and suggestions that were shared. At . . .

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Learning about MLK Jr.

Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have spent the week learning about Martin Luther King Jr. Students learned that Mr. King was a leader with passion. A Passion for everyone to be treated fairly no matter what color you are or where . . .

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No School on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

School will not be in session on Wednesday,  January 12, 2022, due to staff illness and a lack of substitute teachers. 

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Our 2021 year Review

What a great group of students! We have spent many days learning and some days celebrating! From earning a pizza party to delivering thank you letters on Veterans Day to having a Christmas party. Can't wait to see what . . .

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2nd Grade STEM project

As the anticipation of Christmas was upon us, we found ourselves reading the story "How to Catch and Elf" by Adam Wallace and then deciding to try to create an elf trap of our own. The students had a budget of $200 STEM money . . .

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FAB 5 Fun with Division

Learning to divide multi-digit numbers with two-digit divisors can be laborious and frustrating. Today the FAB 5 put some FUN into their learning by using technology to practice their division skills. Students played a computer game . . .

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If You Give A Preschooler A Muffin

Do you know what happens if you give a preschooler a muffin? They will eat it and ask for another.  Our class enjoyed letter M this week with several activities and literacy selections. A few favorite books we read this week were . . .

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If You Give A Moose A Muffin

    There's no better way to begin a new year than a muffin and moose party while learning about the letter M! After reading, "If You Give A Moose A Muffin", preschoolers enjoyed baking chocolate chip . . .

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Courtwarming 2022: Hollywood on the Hardwoods this Friday, January 7!

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend Courtwarming 2022 festivities: Hollywood on the Hardwoods. On Friday, January 7, our Courtwarming Assembly will begin at 9:00 am in the high school gym. (Open to the public. It will . . .

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PC MVP December 2021

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. December 2021's PC MVP Finalists were: Meagan . . .

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Preschool Enrollment!

Hello, Putnam County!  We are starting Preschool Enrollment early again this year. Enrollment is MANDATORY for Preschool students enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year. Enrollment for Preschool will be SATURDAY, January 29, . . .

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New Year, New Goals: Setting SMART Goals with your Student.

New year, new goals. Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals with your student is a great way to set the intention for the new year. An opportunity to have a conversation with your child about their hopes, dreams, and goals. Maybe your student wants to . . .

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Winter Recess Reminders

Tuesday, January 4, 2022, is our first day of school for 2022! We can not wait to see our students and staff! Students, be sure to charge those Chromebooks today so you are ready to start the year off right. Also, students, . . .

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7 Steps to Help Keep Students and Staff Healthy

It's that time of year. Winter weather is here. So are colds, influenza, and COVID strains. Below you will find just a few things you can do to help keep our students and staff healthy. Together, we can do our best to minimize the spread . . .

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Christmas Party Was A Success!

We had a great time during our Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 18th.  The students enjoyed opening gifts, playing games  (musical chairs, finding the hidden candy canes, and a directed drawing), some yummy treats, . . .

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Spreading Christmas Cheer

Today, Mrs. Jones'  2nd graders celebrated with their annual classroom Christmas party. They had a gift exchange with their classmates, made edible Christmas trees, of course had snacks, and ended the day going out and wishing each . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Halley: Addressing Tik Tok Trends

Dear Families,   The Putnam County R-I school district has become aware of a troubling post that has been shared widely this week on the social media platform TikTok. The post refers to a threat to school safety “for . . .

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Claire Tipton Signs National Letter of Intent to Indian Hills Community College Softball Team

Congratulations to Senior Softball player, Miss Claire Tipton! Claire signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball for Indian Hills Community College today. The high school library at Putnam County R-I Schools was full of family, . . .

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Gage Pearson Signs Letter of Intent

Senior Gage Pearson signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Southeastern Community College on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Gage has been a standout performer on the baseball field since joining the team as a Freshman. . . .

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We Love Clifford!

Third-grade students had the best time going to the movies to see Clifford the Big Red Dog! The theater was filled with the sweet noise of children laughing, and that in itself is music to these teachers' ears. ❤️ We . . .

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Early Dismissal Due to High Winds: Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

There's a first for everything! Due to forecasted high winds today, school will be dismissing at 1:04 pm. All games, practices, and activities scheduled for today have been canceled. Stay safe, Putnam!

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Congratulations to Zach Heidenwith, KIRX/KRXL/KTUF JAMCO Awards Athlete of the Week!

Congratulations to the KIRX/KRXL/KTUF JAMCO Awards Athlete of the Week, Zach Heidenwith! Zach is a Senior at Putnam County R-I and is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court and baseball diamond. Zach was named the MVP of the . . .

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State Projects

Each student got a different state and had to look up information about it. They presented their findings to the class. 

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Fairy Tale Case Brief

After learning about State and Federal Court Systems, the Business Law class learned to write a case brief, which is a study tool used by law students to prepare for class and exams. A case brief can also be referred to as a legal brief . . .

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Santa Letters

Third grade recently wrote letters to Santa. Then we enjoyed the beautiful 65 degree December weather and took a walk to the PC library to drop our letters off in the special North Pole mailbox. Students . . .

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Junior High Basketball: 8th-Grade Schuyler County Tournament

Update: Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Due to high winds forecasted, our participation in the Schuyler County Tournament has concluded. We will not be participating in games on Wednesday night and no plans are made to reschedule since the . . .

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PC FAB 5 Decorates Courthouse Christmas Tree

The FAB 5 students decorated the Putnam County Courthouse Christmas tree on Tuesday, November 30.  Students made the ornaments with some help from grandparents and special guests during the PC Elementary Grandparents' Day . . .

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5W Gets a Technology Facelift

Mrs. Whitworth's FAB 5 received a new Promethean TV today in place of their older Promethean Board. The older board had been a little "testy" for a while. So, their classroom got a new updated version and the kids LOVE . . .

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2nd Grade Sends Letters to Santa

Students in 2nd-grade have been busy writing letters to Santa this week. Our letters will be featured in the Unionville Republican newspaper.  We finished our letters and then addressed envelopes to Santa at the North Pole. . . .

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How to Cook a Holiday Turkey According to Preschool

Preschool students gave very entertaining instructions on how they think a holiday turkey should be prepared. Click the link below to enjoy their instructions.  How to cook a holiday turkey according to preschool students

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I am Kind and K is for Kindness!

  In celebration of letters I and K, preschoolers participated in some exciting learning activities!  For letter Ii, our students were asked to look in a mirror and say three affirmations/ I am statements about . . .

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Roger Owings, UHS Class of 1975, to receive Legends of the Tri-Rivers Conference award!

Congratulations to UHS Class of 1975 alumnus, Roger Owings. Roger is being presented with the Legends of the Tri-Rivers Conference award at the Tri-Rivers Classic basketball tournament this Saturday, December 4, 2021. Roger graduated . . .

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Writing Letters to Santa in Second Grade

Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have been learning how to write friendly letters. They each wrote a friendly letter to Santa asking him how he's doing and sending along their Christmas wish list. Today, the students walked to the library . . .

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Tom Turkey in Disguise

In First Grade, we disguised Tom Turkey. The students were tasked with taking home a turkey and disguising it so it wouldn't be eaten for Thanksgiving. The students and their families did a wonderful job completing their . . .

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Elementary Music and Art Show

Join us in the Middle School Auditorium on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, for our 𝔼𝕝𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕪 𝕄𝕦𝕤𝕚𝕔 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝔸𝕣𝕥 𝕊𝕙𝕠𝕨. Our First, Second, and Fifth-grade students have been working hard to prepare some musical selections and artwork that will get you . . .

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Reading Buddies!

Yesterday, our class teamed up with Mrs. O's 5th-grade students. Students got to meet their new 5th-grade reading buddies as they shared a story with our Kinders!  Both 5th-graders and Kindergarteners will take turns sharing their . . .

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Out With the Old . . . In With the New!

PC Track Record Boards Updated

Come check out the Putnam County track record boards when you are catching a basketball game this winter. The varsity, junior high, and state championship boards received some updates this past week as follows: High School: Colder . . .

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Healthy Quarantine Protocol Update

At the November 11, 2021, Board of Education meeting, our PCR-I School Board voted for some changes to the COVID-19 Healthy Quarantine Protocol.  The Board approved for all healthy quarantined students in grades 6-12 to stay at . . .

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PC MVP November 2021

Congratulations to Ms. Debbie Mallette, our November 2021 PC MVP! Ms. Mallette’s dedication to her middle and high school math students and professionalism shine every day through her interactions with her students, peers, and . . .

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Picture Retake Day is Friday, November 19, 2021.

  Absentee/Retake Day Picture Day is Friday, November 19, 2021.  Wagner Portrait Group will be at school to photograph any students who were absent on the initial picture day or any student that needs his/her picture . . .

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Putnam County FFA Members Attend National FFA Convention

On Tuesday, October 26th, four Putnam County FFA members, along with advisor Mr. Morris left on a charter bus with several other FFA chapters to attend the 94th annual National FFA Convention. This is the largest youth convention in . . .

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Schuyler County 7th-Grade Basketball Tournament

November is a busy month for Junior High basketball! On Monday, November 15, our 7th-grade basketball team travels to Schuyler to tackle the Tigers from Scotland County on the hardwoods at Schuyler. The girls will play at 5:30 pm in the . . .

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Macon Basketball Jamboree: November 15, 2021.

Macon is hosting their Basketball Jamboree on November 15, 2021, beginning at 5:00 pm. Atlanta, Macon, Marceline, and Putnam will be participating. They will play 6 total quarters. Three quarters against each team. Quarters will be 6 minutes . . .

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Thanksgiving Break and Grandparents' Day

Hey, PCR-I Community! 𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕜𝕤𝕘𝕚𝕧𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔹𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕜 and 𝓖𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓹𝓪𝓻𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓼' 𝓓𝓪𝔂 are coming soon! Here are the details: On Wednesday, November 24, we will dismiss at 1:04 pm for 𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕜𝕤𝕘𝕚𝕧𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔹𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕜 and resume classes on Monday, November 29, 2021. . . .

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Winter Formal & Karaoke

Winter Formal is right around the corner. This year, in addition to getting dressed to the 9s, we are also kicking up the fun factor with some karaoke! High school students, if you have out-of-town dates, be sure to register them with . . .

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Footprints on the Moon

"Footprints on the Moon" is our FAB 5 theme song for 2021-22.  Each year, I choose a class song to help motivate students and add some FABULOUS FUN to our fifth-grade classroom. I chose this year's song late in . . .

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Job Well Done, FABulous 5W

Congratulations on a job well done with your reading, FABulous 5W Readers!  Every month Mrs. Caley hands out different reading awards and October's monthly award goes to Mrs. Whitworth's class. The award was for being the . . .

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Upward Bound Recruitment: PCHS Sophomores, Apply Today!

Attention, parents of sophomore students at PCR-I. Upward Bound is looking for more students to apply to their outstanding program soon! Spots are limited, so apply this week! Sophomore Parent Letter from Upward Bound Truman . . .

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Fall Fun in First

We read a story titled "Seasons" this week. We learned all about the different things that happen during our four seasons in Missouri. Students knew it was fall right now from the leaves and temperature outside, so we went on a leaf . . .

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H Is For Helper!

This week in exploration of letter H, preschoolers have been discussing what it means to be a good helper. We also celebrated a few of Putnam County's community helpers. THANK YOU so much to Tim Montgomery and David Tingley from the . . .

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Would you eat GREEN EGGS and HAM?

Preschool DID eat green eggs and ham! For letter, "G" week students learned about the /g/ sound and words that begin with letter G! Cracking  eggs was definitely a highlight as well as eating our green eggs and . . .

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Skeletons, Verbs, and Q-Tips: Hands-on learning and literary fun in first grade!

In first grade, we have been learning all about verbs! We incorporated a fun skeleton craft into our writing one day. The students' assignment was to create a skeleton out of Q-tips. After creating their skeleton, students were . . .

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Complete Sentences

Writing in complete sentences seems to be a struggle for many students.  Here are a few rules that the students could remember in order to help themselves in the future. Each sentence starts with a capital letter. . . .

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Junior High Basketball Hosts Season Opener This Thursday!

Softball, Football, and Golf season have wrapped up, but Junior High Basketball Season bounces into action this Thursday, November 4, 2021! Get out and support our 7th and 8th-grade student-athletes as they host the South Harrison . . .

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Wifi Equipment to be Installed on PCR-I School Buses

Good morning everyone,   The equipment pictured is being installed today and tomorrow on our 8 route buses, 2 trip buses, and 2 spare buses that are used for routes and trips. In addition to this equipment that will be . . .

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2nd Grade Learns about Simple Machines

Students in second grade have been learning about simple machines in our Force and Motion unit. Today we learned that a wheel and axle are simple machines too. We made model cars with straws, Lifesavers, paper, and tape. Once our cars were . . .

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Sweet Science

Third grade has been learning about the states of matter. Recently, they learned how matter can change from one state to another by either losing or gaining heat. They tested this claim by making homemade ice cream. Students measured out and . . .

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PCR-I Donates to PC Cafe & Resource Center

The Putnam County Cafe and Resource Center is an excellent resource for our community. Our staff at PCR-I recently donated $2760 to the Putnam County Cafe and Resource Center. The money was raised from our staff who enjoy wearing jeans and . . .

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Visits the Elementary

Red Ribbon activities included Corporal Justin Dunn and Trooper Daniel Spring speaking to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The students were encouraged to "just say no" and how to handle peer . . .

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Basketball Schedules 2021-2022

2021-2022 Basketball Schedules Updated 2021-2022 Basketball Schedules PDF

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Veterans Day Assembly 2021: November 11

Save the date and help us celebrate! Veterans Day is just around the corner on November 11. Each year our PCHS chapter of the National Honor Society hosts our annual Veterans Day Assembly. The public is invited to attend as we have . . .

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Readers today, leaders tomorrow.

4C loves to read!

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The Legend of Spookley, the Square Pumpkin

This week we have been talking about the /s/ sound! To go along with the sound we read the story  The Legend of Spookley, the Square Pumpkin , and practiced producing words that begin with the /s/ sound. At the end of the . . .

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Washington D.C. Trip is back! 8th-grade students apply ASAP!

Putnam County Middle School has been sponsoring the Washington D.C. trip for over a decade now. Though we took a break during the pandemic, This historic, fun and extremely educational trip is back. A unique opportunity for students to finish . . .

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PCR-I Phone Lines Experiencing Outages

Feel Free to Use Staff Email to Communicate

Attention: Our phone lines were most likely struck by lightning and are experiencing technical difficulty. If you need to contact a staff member, email is working well. Just type the first initial and last name @putnamcountyr1.net or visit . . .

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Book Blast! Join the fun!

Book Blast Day 2 Update, October 26, 2021: Dear Putnam County R-I Elementary Families! WOW! In the past 24 hours, many of our families answered our call, sending thousands of emails and text messages to friends and family . . .

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Late Start Policy Reminders

This time last year, we experienced our first snow. So, here are a few reminders about our Late Start Policy. Feel free to hit that share button to keep other PCR-I families informed.   In the case of bad weather, we could . . .

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October 2021 PCHS Character Education Assembly

On Monday, October 25, 2021, we celebrated our PCHS students in the middle school auditorium with our monthly awards assembly. Student Council President, Miss Vanessa B, led the PCHS student body in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mrs. . . .

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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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Test to Stay

  Quarantine Option 4: Test to Stay  Quarantine outside of school setting is recommended. Stay in school and participate in extracurricular activities. --Students, teachers, and staff identified as . . .

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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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All about Pumpkins!

Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have been busy learning all about pumpkins and experimenting with them.    We started with three pumpkins of different shapes and sizes. We came up with our questions that we wanted to find out and . . .

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2nd Grade Learns about Friction

Students in 2nd-grade have been working on a force and motion unit. They learned that pushing and pulling require force. They also studied friction and experimented with Hotwheel cars. Students rolled . . .

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2nd Grade Pumpkin Science

Second graders made a hypothesis of which pumpkin would have the most seeds. We had 3 different sizes of pumpkins. The majority of the class predicted the largest pumpkin, which weighed 20 lbs and 4 oz would have the . . .

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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. Lindsey Hague at lhague@putnamcountyr1.net if you have . . .

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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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Fall for kindergarten

Fall is finally here! We enjoyed a pumpkin investigation and a Fall themed scavenger hunt was given to families to complete with their child. In our pumpkin investigation, we explored what pumpkins can look like, . . .

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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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What has 4W been up to?

Our 4th grade has been learning so many thing that are related to science.  We have talked about how heat can rise to make a hot air balloon float, to building a marshmallow structures that withstand earthquakes. We even walked through . . .

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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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C Is For Caterpillar!

Who is Carli? She is preschool’s caterpillar. She is named after the author, Eric Carle. One of our favorite books he wrote is, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar “. The students have been lucky enough to observe Carli eating . . .

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It’s a great day to be a Midget, especially when you’re in Preschool!

Where else can you create your very own alphabet band, see a real hot air balloon, and enjoy cupcakes, cookies, and Capri Suns? If you said preschool then you are correct! We've been working and playing hard while learning all about the . . .

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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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The Importance of Working Together

In first grade, it is very important that students learn to work together. We partner up for various activities throughout the day to help reinforce concepts.  According to the article  How Teamwork Helps Kids . . .

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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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Hard Work is the Formula for Success

2nd graders have been working in cooperative learning groups to help themselves grow as readers. They have been working on reading strategies in small groups. Each day every group meets with the teacher for 20 minutes. They work on reading . . .

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Making Segmenting Words “Pop”

During small reading groups, students have been practicing segmenting consonant vowel consonant words like pig, bat, etc. We use tap out the word on our fingers to count the sounds. Then we use counters to mark the sounds. Finally, we . . .

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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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Mrs. O's FAB 5 Character Education Winners - August and September

Check out the photo gallery to view Mrs. O'Reilly's Character Education winners for August and September. 

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Learning about the American Flag in Second Grade.

Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have spent some time learning about the American Flag. Students learned that the flag has symbols on it that represent something else (50 states and the original 13 colonies) and that the flag itself . . .

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The Tradition Continues

Mr. Allen Tipton spoke with the FAB 5 classes on Friday to teach the students about our country's flag and how to fold and care for the flag properly. This tradition was started many years ago by former teacher and veteran, Mr. Duane . . .

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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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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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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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How can an agenda help your student?

Every student in middle school is given an agenda  at the beginning of the year. These agendas are an excellent tool to help the students stay organized. Each day the students should be filling out their agendas in order . . .

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Fabulous Start in First Grade

We are having a great start in Mrs. Hamilton's first grade! We have worked diligently on learning our classroom's expectations and procedures. Together we created our Big 3 rules: Be responsible. Be kind. Be . . .

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First Grade Has Been Working Hard!

First graders have been working hard reviewing letters and sounds, numbers, color words, and sight words. We have had time to make friends on the playground and play GoNoodle for brain breaks. We also had a 'snowball' . . .

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Marshmallows, Toothpicks, & Earthquakes

STEAM Education In Action

Our 4th-grade class is working together in teams to design and eventually build a structure made from marshmallows, toothpicks, and straws. The class has read about earthquakes and how structures can be affected by them. In the next few . . .

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Mrs. O's FAB 5 Students Conduct a Fair Test

Mrs. O's FAB 5 students are learning how to use science tools and how to conduct a fair test. The students tested how the temperature of water affects Kool-Aid powder. The students dissolved 1/2 teaspoon of Kool-Aid powder in . . .

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FABulous 5W Writers

Why is writing important?  Writing is practical and something we do every day whether it is creating a list, filling out applications, texting, or emailing.  Writing is key to our communication.  You may ask yourself in . . .

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Map Masters

Miss Sturch's third grade has been learning about the different parts of a map. They put their knowledge to the test by reading real maps. Students were challenged to find the compass rose, map key, and scale on . . .

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Reading Away Our Worries!

For the last two weeks, students in Miss Shipley's class have been working hard learning all there is to know about Kindergarten. On the first day, many were very worried about coming to Kindergarten because they didn't . . .

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Busy Bees In Prek!

Wow! Preschool students have been very busy working, dancing, singing, playing, and listening to stories these first two weeks of school. Our littles can now form a line, too! Most importantly, these last 2 . . .

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Putnam County R-I Preschool Midgets (2021-2022)

We hope you enjoy the pics of our tiny Putnam County Midgets! 

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Reading Away Our Worries!

The last two weeks students in Miss Shipley's class have been working hard learning all there is to know about Kindergarten! On the first day, many were very worried about coming to Kindergarten because they didn't know . . .

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There's A "FAIR" Chance We Love Preschool!

  What a FUN two weeks! Preschoolers have been busy learning all about our school! We went on a school tour, learned how to carry a lunch tray, met our Music, Art, Library, and P.E. teachers, tested out all the equipment on . . .

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Putnam County R-1 Preschool Midgets (2021-2022)

We hope you enjoy the pics of our tiny P.C Midgets! 

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2nd Grade Works Together

Mrs. Trimble's 2nd-grade class has been working on cooperative learning. One of the hardest parts about working with a partner is learning to cooperate and work together. Students have learned to keep their voices low and to stay focused . . .

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“Buzzing” Through Our First Week!

Our first week of kindergarten was filled with learning routines, singing songs, dancing, counting, reading stories, and fun activities! We are looking forward to a great year of more learning and fun! Check out our photo gallery to get an . . .

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Too “Bright” to Read

Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders are too "Bright" to read inside! One day during the first week of school we went outside to read with the "Bright" sunlight. Some students thought that the sun was too "Bright" . . .

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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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We LOVE 4th grade!

On Thursday of this first week of school, our 4th-graders wrote about all the things they love. They drew a large heart shape in their writer's notebook and then listed everything they love inside the heart.It was a great . . .

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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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1st and 2nd Day of 2nd Grade!

We took the time yesterday to get to know each other! We did an activity called Find Someone Who. It was a great ice breaker for the students. Don’t tell them that state standards were actually being taught here too!! 😊 . . .

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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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New Beginnings

Starting a new school year can bring up all kinds of different emotions.  Excitement comes to my mind first of all.  Most students and teachers are excited to be reunited with their friends and coworkers.  We are excited . . .

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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 Ms. Mandy Taylor: First Grade Teacher!

Help us give a warm Putnam County welcome to our new First-Grade teacher, Ms. Mandy Taylor!   In order to get to know Ms. Taylor a little better, we asked her a few questions. You'll find her responses below.   . . .

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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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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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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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Now Accepting Applications for Substitute Cook

Do you like to cook, bake, and serve up food with a smile? Aren't looking for a full-time commitment just yet? PCR-I is now accepting applications for a substitute cook to join our team. Apply online at the link below.  At . . .

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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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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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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)   (Updated July 2022) Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Service Plan (SRCSP) PDF Version (Updated January 2022) Safe . . .

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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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Money Talk and Sundae’s

In third grade, after MAP testing, we started learning how to add and subtract with dollars and cents. Students used a Wendy's menu to practice ordering items to figure out their total cost and how much change they would get . . .

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Ag Ed on the Move

Thanks to Missouri Farmers Care, our class was able to learn about soil layers, soybeans, corn, and livestock through Ag Ed on the Move. Each student was given a baggie and a folder with all the materials to complete the four lessons and . . .

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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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End of year fun in kindergarten

The end of the year is always fast paced and a rush to get it all in. After doing weeks of testing, some fun was needed in kindergarten. We had our field trip and track and field day. In our class we also had a balloon countdown to the . . .

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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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Art Olympics

Middle school students spent their last day of art class participating in the Art Olympics. Student groups rotated to seven different stations;  Station #1 Teacher Appreciation Cards Station #2 Still Life Set Up and Draw . . .

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FAB 5 Friday is a BLAST!

This week Mrs. O's FAB 5 students learned about volcanoes.  As part of our FAB 5 Friday, students made salt dough which they used to create volcanoes.  In the afternoon, students then used chemical reactions to make the . . .

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FAB 5 Good-bye

Our FAB 5 students are saying "Good-bye" to the elementary and heading to the Middle School next year.  Their last day of elementary school will be Tuesday, May 18.  However, we will be celebrating our fifth grades and all . . .

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Mrs. O's FAB 5 End of Year FUN

Mrs. O's FAB 5 celebrated the end of a FABULOUS year by walking to the Dairy Lane and enjoying some ice cream.  (Photo Gallery 2)  Fourth Quarter Math Fact Masters were treated to blizzards and shakes.  These eight . . .

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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. If you are interested in joining our team, you can apply on our website at the link below or email your resume to l shipley@putnamcountyr1.net . We look forward to meeting . . .

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Learning about Famous Inventors

Mrs. Jones' 2nd grade has been learning about Famous Inventors. Today, they learned about Milton Hershey and how he didn't give up on his dream of having a successful candy shop even though two of them failed to be successful. . . .

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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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Weather Tools

In 3rd-grade, we have been learning about weather tools, weather, and climate zones in our science classes. We decided to see some weather tools first hand on our very own Putnam County school campus. Students walked outside toward . . .

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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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Kindergarten Field Trip to the Movies and Park a Success!

It was a beautiful, chilly day to celebrate the ending of our kindergarten year!  We spent the day in Kirksville to watch a movie at Downtown Cinema 8, then eat lunch and play at a nearby park! Thank you to all our . . .

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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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Happy Mother's Day!

  Preschool wants to wish ALL mothers, grandmothers, caregivers, and special ladies a very happy Mother’s Day! We have been working on a few gifts to celebrate our moms. Way back in January, we planted teenie tiny . . .

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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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Shaving Cream Spelling

We switched up spelling this week and did our spelling with shaving cream.  The students love to get their hands dirty!

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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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Whirlwind April in Kindergarten!

Wow, how fast and furious April flew by, and we have been super busy in kindergarten! We learned about and practiced informative writing, hunted for Easter eggs, and showed off our singing talents in the spring music . . .

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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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Outdoor Classroom and MAP Review

The weather was so nice yesterday that we decided to take advantage and have small reading groups outside. The kids have been working hard on the local math and reading assessments this week. In between tests, we have been preparing for the . . .

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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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Zebras, Zoo Animals, and the Letter Z!

It's a ZOO around here! Ms. Stephanie's class celebrated letter Z with a zoo party last Friday! They even had a special visitor, "Chimp Gaines," and the cooks made us an amazing picnic lunch! Be sure to check out our . . .

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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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FAB 5 Field Trip

The FAB 5 traveled to Hannibal, Missouri, for our field trip. Students visited the Mark Twain Museum Properties which include Mark Twain's Boyhood Home and Museum Gallery, the Mark Twain Interpretive Center, the Huckleberry Finn . . .

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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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First-Grade Students Write Non-fiction Texts

First-grade students recently created non-fiction books about an animal of their choosing. After reading to learn about the animal, they used graphic organizers to help find good facts to include in their writing. They also created . . .

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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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2nd Grade Makes Music

2nd Graders have been learning about sound. We have studied how sound is heard through vibrations. Students have been working to identify high and low sounds. They were each given the task to construct a musical instrument from things they . . .

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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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Mark Twain Life Lessons in 5th-Grade

FAB 5 Friday - April 9

This month we are studying Mark Twain and the life lessons we can learn from some of his quotations and literary works.  For our April 9, 2021, FAB 5 Friday, we studied this quote:   "The man who . . .

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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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Too Cool for School Brain Break

Mrs. Whitworth's FAB 5 students are too cool for school...when it comes to brain breaks, that is! Usually for a brain break, the class dances or moves to songs on a free website called GoNoodle. However, at this point in their life, . . .

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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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Poetry

Students in Mrs. Williams' 4th-grade class have been reading, writing, and understanding what components make up a poem. They now know that lines in poems are not always sentences and that paragraphs in poems are called . . .

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2nd Grade Celebrates

Students in Mrs. Trimble's 2nd-grade class had an exciting start to Spring. We worked on Jellybean Math. We counted our jellybeans, added and subtracted with them, graphed them, and even measured with them! Then . . .

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Easter fun in Kindergarten

Mrs. Anders room took a much needed break from learning. We enjoyed an Easter egg hunt in our classroom and a movie! The kids had so much fun as they hunted for eggs and counted how many they got. We talked about colors and beginning . . .

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Celebrating Reading Achievements

Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders held a Read-A-Thon today to celebrate advancements in reading scores! Students were able to bring books. A blanket, snacks, and wear pajamas today!  They also did a fun-engaging math activity that coincides . . .

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First Grade Celebrates 120 Days of School

We are lucky to have had 120 days of in-person school this year! We enjoyed celebrating together. Counting and writing numbers to 120 is a big first-grade skill. We played games, colored pictures, and made a fun snack mix of 120 items. Thank . . .

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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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Getting ready for the Easter Bunny in Preschool!

Preschoolers enjoyed a fun art activity while creating their beautiful colored eggs using cool whip and shaving cream. Color mixing activities allow students a chance to have a fun messy experience thru play. We hope you enjoy . . .

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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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Volcanoes, Vases, and Red Velvet Cookies

Preschool Students Learn the Letter V

Volcanoes, red velvet cookies, vases, and more. Letter V was fun to explore. If you look at our faces, you will see how exciting learning can be! Check out our photo gallery to see our students and their smiles while learning. 

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2nd Grade Students Put Their Map Reading Skills to a Test!

Today, 2nd grade students in Mrs. Jones' and Mrs Trimble's classes took a field trip to the Putnam County State Bank.  Students in 2nd Grade just finished their Maps unit and learned all about Cardinal Directions and . . .

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Small Group Learning

During small group time, kindergarten students in Mrs. Blankenship's class occasionally take a break from reading and explore different learning centers. When you view our photo gallery, you will find students engaging in . . .

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A Very Egg-Citing Week

We've had a fun, busy, and egg-citing school week! On Monday, our class was delivered 11 chicken eggs and an incubator. We patiently waited and on Thursday our eggs started hatching! Every student was able to . . .

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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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Sounds and Vibrations!

We are learning about sounds and vibrations and have completed some hands-on activities.  We put plastic wrap over a bowl, added some salt on top, and blew a whistle to see how the sound/pitch made the salt vibrate.  We also . . .

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Animal Adaptations

Third grade has been learning about animal life cycles and adaptations. To finish off our unit, students were given a specific environment and had to create a new animal with special adaptations and characteristics that would help it . . .

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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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St. Patrick’s Day Fun

To celebrate Arts Appreciation and Music in Our Schools Month, even more, this week, we combined it with St. Patty's day for even more fun. After reading "How to Catch a Leprechaun" students enjoyed watching Art Hub for Kids to . . .

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Fraction Flip Book

We have recently started learning about fractions in our class. To help us understand them better, we created a fraction flip book. In the flip book, students shaded in the fraction shown in certain shapes and on a number . . .

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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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Fun with Fractions!

Third grading is 'halfing' fun with fractions! Today, Miss Sturch's class used M&M's to learn about numerators and denominators of fractions. We compared the different colors and the fractions that represent . . .

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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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Tales of 4th-Grade Readers, Philanthropists, and Sequence Masters

It has been a busy semester in 4th-grade. Despite all the cold weather and energy crisis, we managed to have a belated Valentine's Day party, enjoyed all the animals at the FFA Barnyard, and learned about order and sequence while making . . .

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2nd Grade's Busy Week

This week we reached our 100th day of school on Tuesday! We celebrated with a trail mix of 100 items, made 100 glasses, and had a special 100 snack!  On Tuesday, we also celebrated Read Across America Day and had guest readers . . .

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FAB 5 Division Fact Masters

Eight students completed the Division Math Fact Challenge in Mrs. O's FAB 5 this quarter.  Students used the website Xtramath to practice the division math facts each morning.  This program tracks each student's progress as . . .

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Kahoot

We have been practicing our computer skills.  We practiced an educational game called Kahoot.  The students enjoy being able to play it.  Kahoot can cover a wide range of topics and skills.  It is a game that has questions . . .

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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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Snowball Fight in the Classroom

Descriptive Writing Exercise

The sixth-grade students were given a picture and asked to write a description for it.  The students were required to put as much detail as possible into their writings.  When the students finished writing we had a paper snowball . . .

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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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Roger the Robot Visits Preschool

Roger the Robot visited Preschool for Letter R week. Mrs. McClain shared Roger the Robot from the program “Too Good For Drugs!” Too Good is a comprehensive family of evidence-based substance use and violence prevention . . .

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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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Celebrating Read Across America in 2nd Grade!

Mrs. Jones' 2nd grade Celebrated Read Across America and the 100th day of school today with a Read-A-Thon. They had special readers (one of our readers even worked at Walt Disney World and helped all the princesses and Mickey get . . .

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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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It’s time to REVISE!

This week students worked on revising their opinion writing piece. Not only did they learn strategies to proofread and revise their own story but they also learned how to give feedback and suggestions to a classmates writing piece. Some of . . .

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FFA Barnyard Fun!

We visited the FFA Barnyard on Friday and enjoyed seeing the different types of animals. It is always such a fun event for the students to see, hear, smell, and touch the animals. Thank you, FFA members and advisors, for putting this together . . .

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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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Kahoot in First Grade!

One fun way we review for our math tests is with an online game called Kahoot.  The kids use their computers to answer questions over a topic the teacher has selected for them.  They have to use their device to answer the question . . .

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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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FFA Barnyard Fun with Kindergarteners!

Thank you to the FFA members and staff for sharing your animals with us! We had a great time learning about all the animals in the barnyard. Students look forward to this project every year. Be sure to check out our photo gallery to see . . .

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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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Happy Belated Valentine’s Day from Kindergarten!

After much anticipation, kindergartners finally got to show off their amazing Valentine box creations and share Valentine cards and treats with their friends. Thank you to all the parents that sent goodies and supplies for our party! We . . .

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Never Too Late for a Lovely Celebration

We were excited to celebrate Valentine's Day a little belated but it was fun nonetheless. Students stacked candy heart with each hand one at a time then with a spoon and straw. I added some math fun with graphing the colors of the candy . . .

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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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Using our Floor for Math

We've recently started learning how to find the perimeter of a shape and what better way to practice finding perimeter than to use our own classroom floor? Our tiled floor worked perfectly! Pretty soon we'll begin comparing . . .

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Spreading the Love

Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders created hearts with sayings on them (you rock, Happy Valentine's Day, spread love, etc...) and passed them around the school today to teachers. The students are trying to spread love, show kindness, and . . .

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The Best Part of Me!

First Grade listened to the read aloud "The Best Part of Me" by Wendy Ewald, where children talk about their favorite parts of their body and tell why it's their favorite part.  After listening to the story the . . .

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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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We have spirit!

Learning is better when you get to have dress up days.  Especially when they are learning about multiples and factors in math!

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Patrick, Pizza, Polar Bears, and Popsicles!

    Learning about letter P proved to be loads of FUN! With the help of Ms. Kate, the preschoolers got to paint Patrick Mahomes.  Do they know who he is? Well, here are some of their thoughts on Patrick. "He plays . . .

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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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Be Kind.

Putnam County R-I is gearing up to celebrate Character Education Week.  In addition to our district character words, our class has focused on kindness.  Here are some ways to show kindness to others: If someone is pushed . . .

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Preschool’s melted snowman!

Preschool read the book "Sneezy the Snowman" and created sensory bottles using only snowman parts, oil, glitter and water. We discussed what happens when you mix oil and water. Also what happens if your cap isn't on tight. . . .

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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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In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

In a world where you can be anything be kind. Mrs. McClain worked very hard getting banner and everything else organized for Character Education week that will be held next week at PCR-1. (Thank you, Mrs. McClain for all your hard . . .

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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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Chromebooks For First Grade!

After Christmas break, our classroom was able to receive Chromebooks for each student in our class.  We have been taking a little time out of each day to work on the Chromebook so the students know how to use them.  The . . .

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Balanced vs. Unbalanced Forces

FAB 5 students have been learning about gravity in Science.  Today, the students participated in a science demonstration showing how forces can be balanced or unbalanced and how gravity affects a falling object.  Students used a . . .

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Celebrating Advancements in Reading

Mrs. Jones’ second graders are enjoying popcorn, pop, and a movie today! (Yes, we did lots of work too!) The students are celebrating raising their STAR reading scores! Great job students and keep working hard and aspiring to become . . .

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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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Reading on a Snow Day❄️

Students in Mrs. Minear's 3rd-grade class were challenged to read at least 20-30 minutes each day during their snow days. Their actions are filling this teacher's heart with joy! Check out our photo gallery to see our students caught . . .

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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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Snow Day Geography

Even on snow days, Mrs. Jones’ 2nd graders are still finding enjoyable ways to learn. Kenzlee K. was the first to complete writing all 7 continents in alphabetical order in the snow. Right before our snow days, we started a new unit on . . .

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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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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have spent the last 2 weeks learning about MLK Jr. in class. Students were actively engaged in these lessons with lots of questions and wondering why people were treated differently based on the color of their . . .

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2nd Grade Learns About Landforms

Mrs. Trimble's 2nd Grade students are learning about landforms. They have made posters to demonstrate their knowledge of each landform. They have also created a flip-flap book with each landform definition and a picture to go with . . .

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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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Character Education Community Winner for January 2021

Ava P nominated Brian Perkins for exemplifying the character education word of the month gratefulness because he is grateful for everything he gets. He is grateful for his family, his house, and the food he gets. He works hard every day to . . .

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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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Missouri Mania!

Learning about our great state.

Miss Sturch's third-grade class has been studying the state of Missouri. We have learned about the major cities, rivers, and regions of Missouri. Now we are using our Missouri knowledge and research skills to create . . .

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Learning with Technology

Our class was so excited to receive our set of classroom computers. Each student has one. We have been learning how to log on, use the trackpad, find keys on the keyboard and utilize Google Classroom to find our Symbaloo and access websites . . .

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Kindergarten is "Snow" Much Fun!

Upon our return from Christmas break, kindergarten hit the ground running!  We have been super busy with reading, writing, categorizing, classifying, and comparing data, to name a few.  Of course, after all that hard work, . . .

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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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If You Give A Moose A Muffin

Preschool Students Learn the Letter M

Preschoolers enjoyed the first week back in 2021. We celebrated letter M with several entertaining literary selections. Some of our favorities were "Go Away, Big Green Monster!" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin." And . . .

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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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We're back!

After a wonderful classroom Christmas party and two weeks of break.  We are back to working hard and learning.  From long division, to spelling, and state research projects.  We will be keeping busy! 

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Happy New Year From Preschool!

L is for Lion!

Preschoolers enjoyed numerous activities this week with the letter "L". One of their favorite activities was creating their fierce lions. They also enjoyed sorting and graphing by numbers. We hope you enjoyed a peek into . . .

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Sorting, graphing, and lots of learning this week in Preschool!

Preschool had fun this week with letter "L" activities. They made some fierce looking lions. A few of their favorite activities were graphing numbers using legos and sorting. We hope you enjoy getting a peek . . .

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2nd Grade Learns About Place Value

Mrs. Trimble's 2nd-grade students have been learning about place value this week. We have learned how to write our numbers in standard form (325), word form (three hundred twenty-five), and expanded form (300+20+5). We have also learned . . .

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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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Happy New Year!

L is for Lion!

Preschoolers enjoyed numerous activities this week while learning the letter "L".  One of their favorite activities was creating their fierce lions.  They also enjoyed sorting and graphing by numbers.  We hope . . .

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If You Give A Moose A Muffin

Preschool Students Learn the Letter M

Preschool has enjoyed the first week back of 2021! Letter M was fun to celebrate with several entertaining literary selections. A few we love are "Go Away, Big Green Monster!" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin". . . .

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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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New Year's Resolutions

The sixth-grade students were asked to create a few New Year's resolutions.  They created three goals for the year 2021 which were in the following categories: personal improvement, family and friends relationships, and school . . .

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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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Welcome Back!

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Christmas break.  Since returning to school this week, we have been reviewing rules, expectations, and reviewing some materials that we learned during the first . . .

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Numbers, sorting and graphing was a few of the many things that we did today in Preschool.

Preschoolers were very busy this week learning about the letter L and doing many fun activities. One of their most favorite learning activities was graphing using lego's. We hope you enjoy our photos.

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Non-Fiction Text Features

Mrs. Whitworth's FABulous 5th graders have been learning how to identify features in non-fiction text to help give them a better understanding of their reading. Text-features include bold words, sidebars, diagrams, captions, charts, . . .

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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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Polar Express Day

Today we surprised our third graders with a Polar Express themed day. The students rotated between classrooms in the morning. In my classroom, they played Christmas themed charades. In Miss Sturch's classroom, they played minute to . . .

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FAB 5 Read-a-thon and STEM Day

FAB 5 students enjoyed a day of reading and STEM activities.  Some students made blanket forts for reading.  The pictures show the students engrossed in their books.  Students also completed the "Build an Igloo" . . .

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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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Season of Giving

I have been fortunate enough to be able to be a volunteer for Operation Christmas Child. In a nutshell, Operation Christmas Child is a religious-based organization that ships and distributes shoeboxes filled with essentials and toys 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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Cosmic Math Fun in First!

Once in a while, the teacher stars align and a lesson just makes itself. That happened in first grade today. We were celebrating a students half birthday, which we do for those having June and July birthdays. He graciously brought treats for . . .

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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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How Can I See My Grades?

Mrs. Whitworth's FAB 5 learned how to check their student portal in order to see how their grades are coming along.  They discussed the importance of checking their grades frequently.  The students are able to look . . .

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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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Sunshine and Reading Outside in December!

Who could believe that it was 63 degrees on the 10th of December?! Mrs. Whitworth's FAB 5 decided to take the novels they have been reading for small reading groups outside to read in the sunshine. The air was warm and the sun was shining . . .

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FAB 5 Math Fact Masters - Multiplication

Congratulations to the second quarter math fact masters!  This quarter we focused on multiplication facts.  Seven students "mastered" the multiplication facts on the xtramath web site.  Bryna H., Katie H., and Maddy V . . .

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Kindergarten Snow Ball Fight!

Yes, you heard right!  We had a "snowball" fight in our classroom!  We are working on segmenting and blending phonemes (sounds) in words to help us read and write.  I give the students a word, we "tap" . . .

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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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Turkeys in Disguise, Opinions, Facts, and More

Our students in first grade have been hard at work. You can find many of our projects displayed in the hallway.  We read aloud "Turkey Trouble" and then the students took home a turkey to disguise. The students did . . .

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2nd Grade Gets into the Holiday Spirit

With all of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, second grade has found time to celebrate the season and learn! We read the story Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts. The story is about a young boy who wants a new . . .

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How to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

If you ever wondered how to cook a turkey for the holidays, just ask a preschooler in Mrs. LaDonna's class. These cookbooks will indeed be very unique and very entertaining. We are wishing you and your family a happy holiday and a healthy . . .

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Learning Long Division

FAB 5 students are busy learning the process of long division.  Students are practicing their skills using dry erase boards, playing games, and working on the computer. Our skills are progressing and next week we will have our first . . .

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K Is For Kindness!

To celebrate letter K, the preschoolers enjoyed taking part in some random acts of kindness. First, they created some one-of-a-kind masterpieces on sticky notes. Then, they enjoyed sneaking around the school to leave notes on . . .

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Not Always Paper

In first grade, we do not always use paper and pencil to do our work. We like to use a variety of items. This week we also used our whiteboards and markers to build and write words and sentences. A whiteboard and dry erase . . .

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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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FAB 5 First Chapter Fridays

Fridays are FABULOUS in fifth grade!  Our class loves "First Chapter Fridays"!  Every Friday, I read aloud the first chapter of 4-5 different books throughout the day.   I read the first chapter ONLY - just . . .

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The Phantom Tollbooth Drawings

Authors use great imagery to help the readers' paint a picture in their minds. The seventh-grade students were asked to draw an example of imagery from the book  The Phantom Tollbooth.  I think they did a wonderful job of . . .

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Students Deliver Thank You Letters to Veterans

Students in Mrs. Williams' 4th-grade class delivered thank you notes to local veteran staff members today to show honor and respect for their time spent serving our country.  

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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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2nd Grade Raises Their Reading Scores

Mrs. Trimble's 2nd Graders are making great gains! They have all improved their reading scores by 3 months or more! We celebrated our success with a read-a-thon! We have been working hard first quarter and it shows! Keep up the great work . . .

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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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Book Clubs in the Classroom

During small reading groups, Mrs.Whitworth's students have been enjoying reading through "book clubs".  Why book clubs?   Book clubs... Promote a love for literature and a positive attitude . . .

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Thank You, Community Helpers!

You've heard the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." This week in celebration of letter H, we learned about our community helpers. The students were so inspired, they began doing a little helping of their . . .

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We Voted!

Our class read a Scholastic News Magazine about political parties and how they choose the presidential candidate.  Then our class, along with the other 4th and 5th graders, cast their vote for president and Missouri governor in a 2020 . . .

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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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Matter Matters!

For the past few weeks, our class has been studying the three states of matter and their properties. We've looked at how solid, liquid, and gas particles are arranged and what kinds of changes they go through. Recently, we looked at how . . .

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Gaming Club Tournament with Mr. Beast Signed Merch Coming Soon!

Gaming Club is having a tournament in December with signed Mr. Beast (YouTube gaming sensation) merch up for grabs. Middle and High School students: start practicing your MarioKart skills. Sign up to participate in the . . .

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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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Preschool is learning about the letter “E”!

Students were excited to make the letter "E" out of play dough! They also enjoyed making a face with only the eyes provided. We love seeing how creative they can be! We hope you enjoy our photos! 

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Dice Addition!

We have been practicing math facts of addition and subtraction in first grade.  We practice them by doing a dice game.  The students each had a set of dice and then they rolled the dice and had to add the two addends and subtract . . .

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First Grade Utilizes Online Resources

First graders love to play games online and on the smart board!  There are many online resources that we use.  One online website that the kids really like is abcya.com .  Abcya has many educational games to choose . . .

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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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FAB 5 Fall Party

FAB 5 students had a fabulous fall party.  Thank you to all of the parents for volunteering food and game items for our party.  Thank you to Ms. Debbie Moss for filling in for me this afternoon and for taking these pictures.

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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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Kindergarten Fall Party Fun!

It may not have been the traditional party we are used to, but that didn't stop us from celebrating!  We wrapped each other up as mummies (and threw toilet paper at each other afterward), feasted on yummy snacks, enjoyed the . . .

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Fun Fall Celebration

We were so grateful to celebrate Fall together Friday, October 30. We enjoyed the Addams Family cartoon, trick or treating around the room, and Halloween 4-in-a-row. And we can't forget all the fun treats and snacks families sent to help . . .

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Finding the Perfect Potion

Today we kicked off our Fall Party a little early by figuring out what secret potions will create a bubbling witches brew. Students were told the criteria for the witches brew is that is must include a dry potion and a liquid . . .

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Array for Multiplication!

Students in 3M have been learning all about multiplication lately so today we dug deep inside pumpkins for some fun hands on learning 🎃 Students used the pumpkin seeds to display various arrays based on the . . .

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2nd Grade Learns with Hands on Experience

Mrs. Jones’s 2nd grade class recently wrapped up their Science unit on Force and Motion. During this unit the students were able to participate in hands on activities such as making cars and building levers. Students used . . .

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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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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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FAB 5 Math Fact Masters

Congratulations!  Treyton T., Rayden C., Spencer S., Remington N., Bryna H., Katie H., and Maddy V. are our First Quarter Math Fact Masters. These students mastered the addition and subtraction math fact program on the web site . . .

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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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Engineering and Earthquakes

In fourth-grade, we have been conducting science experiments. The students made structures with marshmallows and toothpicks. After engineering their marshmallow-toothpick structures, then it was time for students in Mrs. . . .

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5th Grade Learns Flag Etiquette From Mr. Tipton

Mr. Tipton showed the 5th Grade students how to how properly fold the flag and then how to raise and lower the American flag this morning. He also went over the proper way to show respect to the flag and how to carry it. The . . .

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Sunshine and Reading Go Hand in Hand

What is better than reading a great book while soaking up some sunshine?  Seventh grade students were able to experience both at the same time.  We are reading A Dog's Purpose written by W. Bruce Cameron.  Instead of . . .

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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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Multi-digit Multiplication Masters

FAB 5 students are learning how to multiply multi-digit numbers. We practiced multiplying three-digit by two-digit whole numbers. The photo gallery shows students hard at work completing their math assignment and then practicing their . . .

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Homecoming 2020!

Today we celebrated Homecoming 2020 with a parade. We watched our Homecoming assembly (virtually). We made our own “shell” necklaces to go with our Hawaiian theme! Students also enjoyed dressing up throughout the week with . . .

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Particles Go POP

Mrs. Whitworth's FAB 5 have been studying matter with a focus on particles this week.  Through an experiment using the scientific method, they discovered when particles build up pressure after a chemical reaction, they are strong . . .

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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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October 2, 2020

We have had a busy couple of days at school.  Some of us celebrated because we passed all of our pre-primer words that we have been practicing since school started.  We also have been studying government, constitution, and . . .

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We Could Not BEE More Excited to Learn our ABC's!

Is September really gone already? Wow! I guess time flies when we are having FUN!  During literacy time, the preschoolers have been learning about the letters A, B, and C. Letter A was filled with alligator stories and we made . . .

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Preschool

Letter c week!

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Force and Motion

Mrs. Jones’s 2nd graders have been learning about force and motion. They’ve learned about different types of forces such pushes, pulls. gravity, and friction.  The last two days they have spent time building puff cars . . .

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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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Para's are so important!

It is often looked upon by parents that teachers are the ones leading our kids to do well in school, but have you ever thought of the importance of a Para Educator? I have been blessed to work with some of the best at Putnam County. These . . .

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August & September Character Ed. Winners!

  We recognized our first Character Education award winners last Friday!  Congratulations to the following students:   Parker S.--”Off to a Great Start!” Lucas M.--“Respect!” . . .

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Character Education Winners!

Congratulations to our Character Education Winners!  Addison L.- Responsibility Sophia M.- Respect Robert B.- Academic  Gunner P.- Behavior  Hanna H- Behavior  Thank you all for being good . . .

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August & September Character Education Winners

We celebrated our August and September Character Education winners Friday, September 25, 2020. Mrs. Altiser hosted a Google Meet that allowed students to hear their names called for each of the three awards - academic, behavior and character . . .

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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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Mrs. O's FAB 5 Character Education Winners - August and September

Wyatt S. is the Academic Winner for having a great start to this school year. Spencer S. and Isabella T. are the Behavior Winners for August and September. Mia R. is our class winner for Respect. Remington N. is our class . . .

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Reading, Writing, and Creating in Third Grade: Off to a Great Start!

Miss Sturch's Class is off to a great start in Third Grade! Our students have enjoyed decorating their writer's notebooks, writing letters to their book sponsors and even reading outside.

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Sparkle with Spelling in First Grade!

One fun way we study our spelling words is by playing a game called Sparkle! The students stand up at their desks and the teacher says a spelling word.  The first student has to say the first letter of the word, the second student says . . .

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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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You Read, I Read, Everywhere We Read

We enjoyed the beautiful, sun-shining day by reading our books outside. Lately we have been working on building our reading stamina and staying focused while reading a good-fit book. It was a great day!

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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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3M is Ready to Write!

We recently decorated our writers notebooks in third grade. The students enjoyed creating their masterpieces but most importantly are enjoying using their “fancy” notebooks during writing. 

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Google Classroom

Do you receive email notifications from Google Classroom regarding your student's assignments?  If not, please contact each individual teacher to inquire how to get this set up.  Most teachers send out invitations at the . . .

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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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Beginning with Kindergarten

We have had a very busy couple of weeks in Mrs. Dennice’s kindergarten classroom. We have been working hard to learn rules and routines, and what’s expected of us. We try to throw some fun in with the learning as well, such as . . .

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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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READ, READ, and READ some more!

The FAB 5 students began their Friday in the elementary gym with Coach Fitz - not to shoot hoops or play dodge ball, but to discuss the importance of reading.  Coach Fitz is an avid reader.  (The included photos show only a fraction . . .

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Preschool enjoys their “Fun Friday!”

Mrs. LaDonna's preschool class has enjoyed their first full 10 days of school.  They had fun eating lunch outside as well as playing outside.  They practiced for an earthquake drill and even made up their own . . .

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Preschool enjoyed their “Fun Friday!”

Mrs. LaDonna’s preschool class enjoyed their first 10 full days of school. We have practiced for fire and earthquake drills, formed an “ABC” band, read many books, played with play dough, did some major work , 

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2nd Grade Tackles Technology

This week has been a busy week for 2nd grade! We have been learning how to log in and enter our usernames and passwords to several learning websites. This is the first year that 2nd graders have a Chromebook of their own to use! We are trying . . .

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FAB 5 Writer's Workshop

Mrs. O'Reilly's FAB 5 students have been working hard during Writer's Workshop.  Students have been busy learning the Writer's Workshop procedures and strengthening their writing "muscles" since returning to . . .

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Grateful Grins

Mrs. Whitworth's FAB 5 is so very grateful to be back together and IN school!  We have had a FABulous first 2 weeks of school!  Mrs. Whitworth is so lucky to have 15 of her students she had 2 years ago when she taught 3rd . . .

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Snowball Fight in September!

Reviewing Letters, Sounds, and Numbers

We have been working hard in first grade, reviewing our letters, sounds, and numbers! One way we reviewed our letters was with a snowball fight!!! The students wrote the first letter of their names on a piece of paper, wadded it up, got . . .

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Warming Up in First Grade

We are off to a great start in first grade! We have been diligently practicing letter formation and sounds, number formation and addition. This easy game can be played at home too. Students use 2 die, roll them and then write an equation . . .

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Week 2 of School

First grade has been busy reviewing letters, sounds, and numbers the first two weeks of school.

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Welcome To Preschool 2020!

We are looking forward to a healthy and happy year!

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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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Donation!

Mrs. Jones’s second grade class would like to say thank you to Mrs. Taren Lewis for her generous donation of hand sanitizer! Mrs. Lewis provided enough sanitizer that each student received their own small bottle and five big . . .

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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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First Day of Preschool!

We had a wonderful first day at Preschool. We made new friends, learned many new school rules and practiced procedures. Most importantly, we had FUN!  We love recess, snack time l and P.E! We hope you enjoy our pictures! 

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First Day of Preschool 2020-2021

We hope you enjoy our pictures of our first day of Preschool. We have been so busy learning rules, procedures, and making friends.  We can almost make a line! 😊

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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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FAB 5 "Promotion" Parade

  Mrs. O’Reilly’s FAB 5 students were surprised on Monday and Tuesday when Mrs. Whitworth and Mrs. O’Reilly showed up to celebrate the end of fifth grade and their promotion to sixth grade.  The . . .

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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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Learning Packets and Student Belongings

Dear Kindergarten parents and guardians,   I am going to finish putting the packets together today. They will be ready Monday night. I will be outside the elementary school with the packet and your child's school belongings . . .

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Miss Sturch’s class

Miss Sturch’s class did their weekly Google Meet to catch with each other. This week they did a scavenger hunt to find items around their house! They had to look for items that were yellow, shiny, round and even tiny. The last . . .

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New Packet Coming!

Hello, I will be working on putting together another packet for anyone that is wanting more or something different to do.  I will hopefully have them ready to go for Friday.

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End of Year Items.

Dear Parents, I have attached a paper that shows what I am looking for at the end of Kindergarten.  It does not have any scores or names written on it.  I am going to write each section and the score that is needed at the end of the . . .

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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 Keeps Schools Closed, But Instruction Continues at Home

So, my heart is breaking into a million pieces as I write this. As everyone has heard, the Governor has decided to keep school buildings closed for the remainder of the year. I miss my kiddos so badly. I want everyone to know that just . . .

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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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New Educational Sites

Parents, I have recently signed up for Moby Max, ABC Mouse, IXL, and enabled remote access to EPIC.  You should be receiving emails from these sites directing you with more information.  Please be patient with me as I am learning . . .

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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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2nd Grade Resources and Activities

Good afternoon 2nd graders! As I write this letter it has now been 1 week since we were together at school. I miss you all very much! I am anxious to get back to school to see each of you! I know some of you are probably sick of those . . .

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New Facebook Group For Mrs. Blankenship's Kindergarten Class

Hey Parents! I created a Facebook page just for our class.  I post daily activities to try with your child in case you get tired of doing things on the computer or paperwork.  I tried to add all of the parents if I could find . . .

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The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

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Experimenting with Duck Calls and Water Glasses

Sound, Volume, Pitch, and Vibration Experiments

This week Mrs. Jones’s second grade has been learning all about sound, volume, pitch, and vibration! Tuesday, they did a pitch experiment with glasses and filled each one with a different amount of water and left . . .

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Slime, Seuss, and Socks

Last week in transitional Kindergarten, we had lots of fun with reading and dress-up days. We enjoyed many Dr. Seuss books and activities. We made oobleck (slime, like in the book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss) and . . .

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Celebrating Reading

Ms. Ruby and I wore our Read Across America shirts last week.  We had a great time celebrating with the students.  This Friday is Missouri School Read-In Day.  The students and I look forward to relaxing with a good . . .

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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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Reading by Example

2nd Grade would like to thank all of our readers for coming into our classrooms to share the love of books and reading with the children. We are so lucky to have such caring and inspirational adults in our community. The children were given . . .

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Read-a-thon FUN!

Our guest readers showed us just how exciting books are! Thank you to all of our guest readers today. 

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Read Across America

2nd grade ended the Read Across America week by having special visitors come in and read to us throughout the day. Each story was different and enjoyed by all students! We ended the celebration with. Green eggs and Ham as a snack. . . .

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"A Person's A Person No Matter How Small"

Oh, what fun preschoolers had celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Week! We read lots of books, including Dr. Seuss's books, and had some guest readers as well. Be sure to view our photo gallery!

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Coach Fitzpatrick Shares His Love of Reading with Fab 5

To start off our Read-A-Thon for Read Across America week, Coach Fitzpatrick spoke to the 5th grade students about his own love of reading. He started off by pointing out that billionaires such as Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Cuban, Warren . . .

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Fun Friday in Fourth Grade

February 28, 2020, was a frantic, fun, Friday in fourth grade.  We started the day with the Character Education assembly and I am so proud of my kiddos for receiving many awards.  Afterward, we all went to the barnyard and . . .

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Preschool visits Barnyard!

Preschool enjoyed visiting the barnyard. We hope you enjoy our pictures. A big thank you to our Putnam County High School FFA Chapter.🐴🐣🦆🐖🐐🐑

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First Grade Students Write "How To" Books

First Grade has been working on 'How To' books for the last 2 weeks. We started with brainstorming topics, choosing a topic, then using the five finger re-tell before writing our papers. Some of their topics . . .

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Self Monitoring & Self Correcting

Many families spend a considerable amount of time reading together but may wonder how to best help their child as they learn to read. One of the best thing and the hardest thing to do is to allow a reader to make mistakes. Making . . .

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Civil War Readers Theater

"Should I stay or should I go?" was a question Mrs. Whitworth's Fab 5 had to answer when playing a game that went along with their Civil War unit.  Afterward, they discussed a time when several Southern states decided that . . .

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M&M Math Skills

We have been working on adding and writing addition equations.  We decided to do a little M&M math.  We graphed our M&Ms and then wrote addition equations using our candies and solved them.  After doing math, they got . . .

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The Flow of Energy

Mrs. Whitworth's Fab 5 have been studying about the flow of energy from the sun, to the producer, and finally to the consumer.  One of the projects included making a food web poster. Be sure to check out our photo gallery!

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Barnyard Fun

A nice addition to our Friday was visiting the FFA barnyard and seeing the variety of animals. 

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Barnyard Fun

A fun addition to our Friday was visiting the FFA barnyard and seeing the variety of animals. Thank you to all of the FFA students and sponsors for making this experience possible. Our third-grade students enjoyed it! Check out the photo . . .

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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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Cause and Effect

Yesterday in Mrs. Minear's 3rd-grade class, students learned about cause and effect. Each group was given the task of acting out their card and then the class had to guess what the cause and effect were. Check out the video links below to . . .

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Fractions and Q-Tips

Q-Tips, string, an expo marker, and a couple of pieces of tape is all it takes for students to better understand how fractions can be shown on a number line. Our hands-on learning helped us realize that the spaces between each . . .

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Shaving Cream, Subtraction Facts, and FUN!

Mrs. Jones’s RTI group had fun on Friday practicing their math facts in shaving cream. Students are getting quicker every day! We are working toward the goal of being able to complete 100 subtraction facts in 5 . . .

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Celebrating Black History Month

Each student in our class chose a different influential African American to research. We learned about their life, what important things they did and why we celebrate them. Student then decorated a pennant about their person’s life.

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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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Fractions with M&M’s

Fractions are fun, and yummy, when you learn about them with M&M’s! For today’s learning, students had to represent their M&M colors with a fraction. They also learned that their numerators . . .

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Book Vs. Movie: The Red Badge of Courage

Our class just finished reading The Red Badge of Courage , written by Stephen Crane. The students are now watching the movie along with taking notes of how the book and movie are similar and different.  After we finish the movie, the . . .

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Valentine's Day Bliss in Kindergarten!

Thank you so much to the room parents and treat senders for another wonderful classroom party for Valentine’s Day!  The students had a terrific time sharing their Valentines, playing musical hearts and bingo, and eating yummy . . .

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Birthday Boxes

The birthday box donation drive was a huge success thanks to the students and citizens who contributed. When news of the drive was made public, an alumni of Putnam County R-I contacted the school counselor to say he was . . .

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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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Gallery Walk

We have recently begun learning about the migration of Native American groups to Missouri prior to the European Settlement. Students worked with their group members to create a poster about their Native American group. Afterward, students . . .

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Little Signs of Appreciation

National School Counseling Week was February 3-7 this year.  The sixth-grade students showed their appreciation for Mrs. Fleshman by writing personalized notes on post-its and quietly placing them on her door for all to . . .

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2nd Grade Students Learn About Landforms

Students in Mrs. Trimble's 2nd-grade class have been learning about the different types of landforms. They have also learned about the different landforms we have right here in the great state of Missouri! Check out the photo gallery to . . .

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Getting back in the routine with some winter fun!

Transitional Kindergarten has been having some fun learning with some winter activities: snowball fight with self generated numbers and a ‘snow’ dig for jewels to make the number you had drawn! 

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FAB 5 Multiplication Masters

Five students celebrated their multiplication facts knowledge with a free pop.  Carleigh H., Adam H., Sawyer M., Harvester B., and Jacob J. completed the mastery level for multiplication facts on the website  xtramath .  . . .

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Preschool Celebrates the Chiefs!

Preschool students loved the dress-up days showing their support for the Kansas City Chiefs leading up to the Superbowl. We were even able to persuade one Green Bay Packer fan to wear a little red and . . .

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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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What have we been learning in 4th Grade?

We are off and going into learning.  Mrs. Williams' class is reading informational texts like Scholastic news articles.  We then can write wonderful paragraphs to summarize what we have just read by telling the main topic and . . .

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First Grade Created Informative Books!

In first grade, we have been working on informative writing. We have completed lots of modeling of expectations together so the students would know what to do.  We started off with choosing a nonfiction book about an animal of . . .

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What Is A Superbowl and Who Is Mahomes?

PCR-I Edition of Kids Say the Darndest Things

Preschoolers were not quite sure what a Superbowl is or who Patrick Mahomes is, but were willing to give it their best shot! Me: "What is the Superbowl?" Kids: "It's a grape." "It's a letter." . . .

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Let’s Make a Floor Plan!

We have been working on finding the area of various shapes by using strategies such as counting the unit squares or by using the area formula, area = length X width.  Students designed floor plans using what they have . . .

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"Smarties" Math

In Kindergarten, we are little "smarties".  We used Smarties candy to help us solve simple addition and subtraction facts. Be sure to check out our photo gallery. 

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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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Martin Luther King Jr. Projects In Second Grade

Mrs. Jones’s second graders spent time learning about Martin Luther King Jr. this week. Students learned many interesting facts about him, things he believed in and things he wanted to change in the world. Afterwards, students . . .

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Mahomes Monday in Preschool

Preschool students in Mrs. Salisbury's class decorated their own Kansas City Chiefs player to help celebrate the Chiefs making it to the Superbowl! These "Mahomies" had a lot of fun learning and creating on Mahomes Monday!

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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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Working SMART At Being Great Readers!

The students in first grade take a test that tells them how many words a minute they read.  A couple of months ago each child in my class was asked to come up with a SMART (Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) . . .

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2nd Grade Learns the Continents and Oceans

The 2nd graders have been studying the 7 continents and 4 oceans. We have been reciting them, labeling and coloring them and we are even making a continent puzzle! They now know North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, . . .

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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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Quick Writes

Quick writes are a fun way to get students writing.  I present the students with a picture and give them five minutes to tell me the story of what is going on in the picture.  I ask the students to pick a person or a thing in the . . .

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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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Preschool's New Years Resolutions

Preschool has made big goals they hope to accomplish this New Year! Xavier- be able to run faster and jump higher Luisa- learn all the letters in the alphabet Jensen- jump higher than my dad Leo- be more like my . . .

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Math Fun in 2nd Grade!

Who says you can’t have fun while learning? Yesterday, second grade had fun while making math snowmen! Each snowman had a 3 digit number and students had to show that number in base ten block form, expanded form and word form. They then . . .

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Moose, Muffins, and a Mighty Midget Court Warming

What’s a great way to celebrate letter M? Preschool thinks the best way is to wear moose antlers and read  If You Give A Moose A Muffin!   Then, of course, you need to bake some muffins. We completed the celebration by . . .

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Happy New Year from Kindergarten!

Before Christmas break, Mrs. Ingersoll's class celebrated with a gift exchange, watching movies, eating yummy snacks, and singing and dancing.  It was definitely a fun and relaxing day!  We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas . . .

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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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Snowball Fight!

With the return of students to school, we decided to have a snowball fight with adjectives.  The students had to write and draw a picture using adjectives. Then they were able to crumple up their paper into a snowball for the . . .

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Block Building Math Time

Students used blocks, whiteboards, and markers to learn to write simple addition equations in math.

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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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All Aboard the Polar Express!

Kindergarten boarded the Polar Express on Friday.  We enjoyed the movie, hot chocolate, and popcorn.  The children got to dress in pajamas and relax all day.

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Merry Christmas from 2nd Grade!

Merry Christmas from 2nd grade!! Today we celebrated with our classroom Christmas party, a gift exchange, and lots of snacks! I hope you all enjoy your time with your family over break! 

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Birthday Boxes

A group of 5th-grade boys will be hosting a community service project after winter break. The boys want to give back to others by collecting donations for birthday boxes to take to the local food pantry. Every child wants to feel special on . . .

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Dissolving Candy Canes

Today we discovered that candy canes dissolve at different speeds depending on the liquid it is placed in. When it was placed in hot water, the candy cane dissolved the fastest. However, the quickest reaction took place when a candy cane was . . .

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Christmas Fun with the Fab 5

What do you get a Fifth Grader for Christmas?  A party!!!!  Instead of having the traditional grab bag boy/girl gift exchange, Fifth Grade students brought their teachers $5.00 each. Then each teacher took the money, added some of . . .

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Mrs. O's FAB 5 Christmas Extravaganza

Mrs. O'Reilly's FAB 5 students celebrated the end of the semester and the upcoming holidays with a Christmas Extravaganza.  The day was filled with games, prizes, surprises, and FUN, FUN, FUN!!!  PTO also provided . . .

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Preschool’s Christmas

Preschool celebrated Christmas today and enjoyed food, singing and especially the gift exchange! We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! We hope you enjoy our pictures.

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Read-Thon, Christmas Tree decorating, and singing!

Mrs. Jones’s second graders spent the day having a read-a-thon, decorating Edible Christmas Trees, and singing! They are in full Christmas mode!! 

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Wrapped In Love

Thank you, Linda Fettig, for making us these wonderful blankets! The preschoolers ADORE them. It’s so thoughtful of you to make sure our little people are wrapped in warmth and love this winter! 

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Holiday Fun in 2nd Grade

Students in 2nd-grade enjoyed a special treat this week! They were entertained with The Polar Express movie, hot cocoa, games, sweets, and crafts. It sure is fun to be in school around the holidays! 

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A Special Little Thank You!

Preschool is celebrating Christmas today and we really appreciate the donations from the United Methodist Church and Linda Fettig! These little smiles speak volumes! Merry Christmas everyone.

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Gumdrop Christmas Tree

How tall can you build a tree using only gum drops and toothpicks? That was our challenge today. This was a fun STEM activity that the kiddos loved!!

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A Snowy Recess!

Recess is more fun in the snow! Third-grade students bundled up earlier this week and soaked up some Vitamin D while using their imaginations, problem-solving skills, communication skills, and got some great exercise outside with friends. . . .

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Fab 5 Elementary Education Awards for November and December

The Elementary Character Education Assembly was held on Friday, December 13.  Hayden C. and Elizabeth S. were recognized for Perfect Attendance.  Hayden C. and Isabela L. were recognized for good behavior.  Kaden R. and . . .

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First Grade Has Been Working Hard On Math Facts!

In first grade we have to master our addition facts up to the sum of 10.  To make it a little more fun we complete 1 minute timed tests, and as they pass they move up.  In May we reward the students with banana splits.  The . . .

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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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Learning about Income!

2nd Grade students have been working on an economics unit. They are learning about goods, services, products, consumers, needs, wants,  producers, supply, demand, and income. Currently, each student is earning an income in class. . . .

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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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First Grade Fact Fluency

First grade has recently started devoting intervention time to math facts. Each student is working on the fact set they need to master, which means many of them are on different sets. We group math facts by number, like +1, +2, etc. At the . . .

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Fab 5 Gets Festive

Mrs.Whitworth's Fab 5 have begun their Christmas festivities. All of Fifth grade visited the courthouse to hang some handmade ornaments they made at school. After decorating the tree and caroling, the courthouse ladies graciously . . .

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K Is For Kindness!

These little people enjoyed celebrating letter K by spreading kindness like confetti throughout the building. They had a blast with this project and said it made them feel happy and nice to be kind. 

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Kindergarten Celebrates Our Grandparents!

We had a wonderful time with our grandparents and special guests on Grandparents Day!  We sang songs, played alphabet bingo, wrote an interactive letter to our grandparents on the SmartBoard, and showed off our reading skills!  . . .

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Grandparents Day 2019

Preschool loved having their Grandparents visit their classroom. They sang, made a craft, and created lasting memories together. Thank you so much Grandparents for making this such a fun day!

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December 6, 2019

  Thank you to each grandparent that was able to attend.  The children really enjoyed getting to visit and show their grandparent’s their classroom.   If you did not return the Santa letter, . . .

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FAB 5 Decorates Courthouse Christmas Tree

Putnam County's FAB 5 continued another tradition today:  decorating the Courthouse Christmas tree.  Mrs. O'Reilly's and Mrs. Whitworth's FAB 5 students decorated the tree with glistening snowflakes created . . .

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2nd Grade Masters Addition Facts

2nd Grade students have been working really hard on their math facts during R.T.I. time.  What is R.T.I., you might ask?  It is a time devoted to your student's learning. We work hard on essential skills they must master to be . . .

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Fab 5 Practices Basketball at Recess

The Fab 5 has moved on from football and is now honing in on their basketball skills at recess.  "Coach O'Reilly" was trying to offer some pointers as the boys were perfecting their aggressiveness.  Even though the . . .

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Lunch Reward in Our Classroom!

We had our Lunch Club reward today and EVERYONE got to eat in the classroom! Good job first grade!!!

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Let's Freeze!

We have continued in our matter unit by learning how matter can change through freezing, melting, evaporation, and condensation. Students investigated how matter can change from a liquid to a solid by removing heat.  For our . . .

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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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Sweet Science!

Third grade is wrapping up our first science unit about matter. In our last lesson we learned about how matter can change from one state to another by either adding or taking away heat. To investigate this claim to we decided to see what . . .

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Fall Fun in Transitional Kindergarten

Fall is always more enjoyable when you have a party to pass the time.  October 31 was not only Halloween, but our school had fall class parties.  Our room also had some added fun with the day, because we were also able to have . . .

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First Grade Carved a Pumpkin on Halloween

A pumpkin was graciously donated by one of our classroom parents.  On Halloween, the kids enjoyed taking turns pulling out the guts and seeds.  I took the seeds home and baked them so the kids could enjoy a treat. The students . . .

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2nd grade news

November 1, 2019 Dear Parents, The weather is beginning to cool down. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. They play outside each afternoon for 30 minutes then again for 15. In order . . .

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H is For Happy Birthday!

Preschool really enjoyed celebrating letter H! We did some h ands-on activities like cooking and eating green eggs and h am. We created a h orse craft, read letter H books,  h ad some . . .

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2nd Grade News

  November 1, 2019 Dear Parents, The weather is beginning to cool down. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. They play outside each afternoon for 30 minutes then again for . . .

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Fabulous Fall Fun!

Thanks to our room parents for a great Fall Party! 

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Kindergarten News!

  Dear Parents, First of all, thank you so much to the room parents, treat senders, etc. that made our fall party a tremendous success!  I know the students had a wonderful time, and I am truly grateful for all . . .

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Scary Team Building, and Gross Textures in 4th-Grade

Our classroom Fall Party was a hit.  Thank you to all the parents who brought supplies and treats! Our class had fun playing the game and activities. Students transformed their friends into scarecrows by . . .

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November 1, 2019

  Winter Weather Information:   I can’t believe the snow is here already!  I wanted to give a reminder of appropriate winter gear.  In order for a student to be able to play in the snow, they . . .

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Harvesting a Pumpkin in 1st Grade

Thank you to Kady and her mom for bringing us a pumpkin....their facial expressions were the best, lol. Have a happy Halloween everyone!!!

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Brave Preschoolers

Preschool students in Mrs. LaDonna’s room not only survived some scary Halloween visitors in the high school commons thanks to Ms. Connie,  but they also able to visited Mrs. Dickerson’s Science . . .

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Brave Preschoolers!

Mrs. Dickerson invited Mrs. LaDonna’s Preschool class to check out her “friends” in her Science room. We hope you enjoy our pictures of some very brave kiddos!

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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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Thank you, Putnam County!

We live in a great community!  I am fortunate enough to be in a position where I get the chance to see the kindness and generosity of our awesome citizens.  As the middle school counselor, I am always in search of resources . . .

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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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Paper Pilots

Mrs. Whitworth's Fab 5 became paper pilots this week!  After learning about the scientific method, they tested it out with their first experiment.  Their testable question was "How will different styles of wings affect how . . .

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Mrs. Whitworth's Fab 5 Enjoys Homecoming

Homecoming was a fun time for Mrs. Whitworth's 5th graders.  The students enjoyed all of the festivities. Go Midgets!

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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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October 4, 2019

  Thank you to everyone that sent back the slip with preferred conference times.  Just a reminder that times are given on a first come first basis.     Behavior:  We are constantly . . .

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Teacher Workdays

Do you ever wonder what teachers do on the "Teacher Workdays"?  No, we don't sit around, watch movies, and grade papers.  Some days we have professional development provided by people outside the district and on other . . .

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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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2nd grade news

  October 4, 2019 Dear Parents, This has been a fun week for the kids! We had a great time celebrating Homecoming! Let’s Go Midgets!  I am sending home a form requesting your time preference . . .

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2nd Grade News

  October 4, 2019 Dear Parents, This has been a fun week for the kids! We had a great time celebrating Homecoming! Let’s Go Midgets!  I am sending home a sheet requesting your time preference . . .

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Homecoming Week!

Kindergarten had fun dressing up and showing their school spirit this week!

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Homecoming Happiness!

Preschool enjoyed Homecoming 🏈 but they loved 💙all the CANDY!

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Homecoming Happiness!

Preschool loves Homecoming and CANDY!

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Homecoming 2019 💙🏈

Preschool is having a fun week with dress up days for homecoming. Hope you enjoy our photos. 🏈💙

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Third-Grade Shows Particles in Matter!

This week in 3rd-grade science we have been learning about the particles in matter. Students used fruit loops to show how the particles in the 3 states of matter look.  In a solid, the particles are very close together and form a . . .

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PRIDE Moment in 4W

The start of the year has shown that this class has goals to achieve many things by working on P.R.I.D.E. (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Effort).  We had a few students receive academic, behavior, and character awards . . .

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We Love Our Custodians!

To celebrate Twin Day and National Custodian Day, the littles wanted to surprise our janitors and be their twins. Our custodians work very hard every day to keep our school germ and mess-free. We were able to get some pictures with . . .

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The FAB 5 Learns Flag Etiquette

Mr. Allen Tipton visited the fifth-grade students today to continue a tradition started by Coach Duane Crawford.  Coach Crawford, retired Marine and retired PC history teacher, believed nurturing students' patriotism was important at . . .

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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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Back-to-School & Electronic Curfews

Research tells us that lack of sleep among our children has become a public health concern: 75% of teens do not get the recommended 8-10 hours of sleep.  The lack of sleep can lead to higher levels of mental health problems, accidents, . . .

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Thank You to our Book Sponsors

Miss Sturch's class drafted and wrote letters to their books sponsors. A book sponsor is someone who donated $9 towards a student so that they can get a free book each month of the school year. Our first book was Charlotte's Web. We . . .

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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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First Grade at the Fair!

First grade enjoyed going to the fair Thursday morning.  We toured the animal barns as well as the exhibit buildings.  We enjoyed an ice cream cone that was graciously provided by the Fair Board!  The students really liked . . .

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Learning in Transitional Kindergarten

This year has already been very busy for our Transitional Kindergarten classroom, but we still find time for cooperative learning.  We have been working a lot on the rules and how we behave in a school setting.  I can already tell . . .

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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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FAB 5 at the Putnam County Fair

Mrs. O'Reilly's fifth graders enjoyed a field trip to the PC Fair on Thursday morning.  The students enjoyed seeing all of the livestock and 4-H projects, especially the ones by fellow classmates.  The flower show and art . . .

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Fun at the PC Fair

This week we toured the PC Fair and students were treated to an ice cream cone! The kids loved learning about the show arena, seeing the various livestock, chickens, and bunnies. We especially loved the shuttle ride provided by . . .

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2nd Grade goes to the Putnam County Fair

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, the second-grade classes went to the Putnam County Fair!  We rode on the trailer and then toured the fairgrounds. We saw the chickens, rabbits, cows, goats, sheep and pigs. 

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2nd grade news

August 30, 2019 Dear Parents, We have had a great second week! We continued to focus on rules and procedures. Please remind your student that good behavior is expected in all areas of the school. The first few weeks we . . .

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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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Busy 4th grade

What an exciting time of the year!  Mrs. Williams' class spent Thursday morning at the PC fair.  The class enjoyed looking at the livestock, Art, and 4-H exhibits.  Some of the students took pride in showing off some . . .

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First Grade Visits PC Fair!

First grade enjoyed a trip to the Putnam County Fair to see the livestock, 4-H and open exhibits. They even got to pet Mrs. Hamilton's heifer. Students were very appreciative of the ice cream cones too! Thank you for the generous . . .

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Midget Pride

Every year we have a theme in the elementary.  This year our theme is Midget PRIDE!  Pride is an acronym for: Perseverance Respect Integrity Determination Effort We want our students to take pride in . . .

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Teamwork

      Mrs. Whitworth's FAB 5 spent the first 2 weeks learning procedures and how to work together in teams.  Two of the activities they sharpened their teamwork skills on were called Saving Fred and a stem . . .

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The Fair Comes to Preschool!

We had a blast celebrating our own preschool fair this morning! Ms.Cheryl created several fun games and activities for us to enjoy along with some super cool prizes. Thank you, Ms.Cheryl! 

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Welcoming Our Newest Putnam County Midgets!

We would like to welcome our newest "P.C Midgets" to Preschool.  We are looking forward to a great year making memories while learning and growing together.

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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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First Week of School!

  Whew!  We have survived our first full week of Kindergarten!!!   The students are adjusting to our routine really well, and I am so proud of them!  😊   This week we worked on establishing . . .

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Kindergarten Fun!

To celebrate surviving our first full week of kindergarten, we brought out the shaving cream and practiced writing our names, letters, shapes, etc.  It was a bit messy, but the smiles on their faces made it well worth it!  Be . . .

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Mrs. Sara Ingersoll: Homepage

Mrs. Ingersoll's Google Site

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2nd Grade News

  August 23, 2019 Dear Parents, We have had a great first week! We focused on rules and procedures. Please remind your student that good behavior is expected in all areas of the school. The first few weeks we . . .

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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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Mrs. Beth Williams: Homepage

Mrs. Beth Williams: Homepage

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Ms. Kalie Sturch: Homepage

Ms. Kalie Sturch: Homepage

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Mrs. Stephanie Salisbury: Homepage

Mrs. Stephanie Salisbury: Homepage

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Mrs. Gayla Whitworth: Homepage

Mrs. Gayla Whitworth: Homepage

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Mrs. Dennice Anders: Homepage

Mrs. Dennice Anders: Homepage

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Ms. Tara Fenton: Homepage

Ms. Tara Fenton: Homepage

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Mrs. Jenna Sivetts: Homepage

Mrs. Jenna Sivetts: Homepage

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Mrs. Jenna Sivetts Nominated for Northeast MO Teacher of the Year

Middle School Teacher, Mrs. Jenna Sivetts, was a finalist for the Northeast Teacher of the Year. The ceremony was at Truman State University. Mrs. Sivetts is pictured with Board President Brad Ream, Superintendent Dr. Heath Halley, and Middle . . .

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Mrs. Angie O'Reilly: Homepage

Mrs. Angie O'Reilly: Homepage

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Mrs. LaDonna Roberts: Homepage

Mrs. LaDonna Roberts: Homepage

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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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Mrs. Jennifer Trimble: Homepage

Mrs. Jennifer Trimble: Homepage

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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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Mrs. Amanda Hamilton: Homepage

Mrs. Hamilton's Firsties: Homepage

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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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Wacky Wednesday

The rain didn’t dampen our spirits yesterday, for the last Wednesday of summer school.  The highlight of the day was making salt dough.  Students worked in groups to measure and mix the ingredients.  They loved getting . . .

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Terrific Tuesday Tangrams in Third-Grade

Third graders enjoyed a Terrific Tuesday earlier this week. They worked with tangrams to create boats and animals, like seals and cats.  Students also used the tangrams to make original creations.  Through all of this . . .

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Marvelous Monday in Third Grade

Yesterday was the last Monday of summer school, but that wasn’t the only reason that made for a “Marvelous Monday”.  First, Third-graders enjoyed popsicles courtesy of Joy and Jaelynn. We then visited Mr. Watt’s . . .

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Hello? Anyone There?

In science last week, Fourth-grade students learned how sound travels. Through a video, the students learned about what makes sound and how it travels. Then they made a "telephone", wrote a hypothesis about what would happen when . . .

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Fourth-Grade Engineers

Fourth-grade students have been testing their engineering skills. They were given some supplies such as plastic cups, wooden blocks, clothespins, and craft sticks. Their challenge was to see who could build the tallest tower with a base of . . .

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Third-Grade Adventures

Third-graders traveled to the pool on Friday for our FUN Friday.  After a morning of swimming, they enjoyed a picnic lunch at the park. They spent the afternoon playing games and creating LEGO masterpieces.   This week the . . .

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Mystery Slope Activity in Summer School

In summer school this week, we conducted a mystery science activity. How can you go faster down a slide? The activity taught the students about friction through a visual lesson and then allowed them to test their predictions with building . . .

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Brain Balance Activities and Vitamin D

In Mrs. Whitworth's class today, they enjoyed the beautiful sunshine during adventure time by cup stacking and pulling weeds in front of the elementary. Cup stacking promotes physical fitness and academic learning. Students use . . .

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Mrs. Whitworth's Third-Grade Class in Review

Third-Grade Parents, Mrs. Whitworth has made a compilation video of her students this year. You can check it out here: 2018-2019 Mrs. Whitworth's Third-Grade Compilation Video

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Sundaes and Slideshows

During our last few weeks of school, we have been learning how to add and subtract with money and how to create a slideshow. Students were given an ice cream sundae menu and told they only had $6 to spend creating their perfect sundae. . . .

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Third Grade Annual Reading Night

The Third-Grade celebrated their 10th annual Reading Night after participating in a fun-filled Track and Field Day. The 3rd-grade teachers planned an evening filled with reading, activities, and eating! Between blocks of . . .

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Second-Grade Enjoys Read-A-Thon

Mrs. Jones’s and Mrs. Trimble’s second-grade classes participated in a read-a-thon today. They had special visitors come in throughout the day and read to them. Thank you to Mrs. Smith, Mr. Fisher, Mr. Griffin, Mrs. Halley, Mrs. . . .

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2nd Grade Track and Field

May 3, 2019 Dear Parents, It is hard to believe that we only have 9 days of school left! We have several fun things planned to wrap up the year! We will be walking to the Dairy Lane and city park, having a read-a-thon, . . .

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Celebrating the End of Testing

This Friday, Mrs. Whitworth's Third-Graders celebrated the end of two weeks of testing.  The students completed the district assessment called the PCAP assessment and the MAP which is a state assessment.  Both assessments . . .

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We Love Our Moms!

This year Mother's Day will be celebrated on May 12, 2019. Preschool has been preparing for this special event since January. We planted flower seeds and have been taking very good care of them. We are so anxious to give them to our moms! . . .