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Prom Tickets on Sale

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

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PCR-I Return to School Updates

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

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Meal Distribution Update

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

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Traditional Graduation Coming Soon!

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

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Junior High Softball Practice Update

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

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Prom Rescheduled for July 18

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

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Memorial Day Weekend Meal Pickup

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

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Credit Recovery Scheduled for June

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

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Retirement Congratulations for Mr. Randy Webber

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

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Joseph Baldwin Academy Online Applications

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

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MO-Wings COVID-19 Scholarship Offered

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

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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8, 2020

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

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Free Sports Physicals Dates

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

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Light The Night 2020

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

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

Instruction Continues at Home Through May 12

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

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Senior Video Pictures Due By April 15

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

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PCR-I Closed Thru April 3rd

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

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The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

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Meet the Candidates: School Board Forum on Tuesday

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

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Monday, March 2, 2020: Teacher Professional Development

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

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PCR-I Buses on Hard Surfaces only on Friday Afternoon

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

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Patriotic Art and Essay Contest

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

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2 Hour Delay on Friday, February 14, 2020

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

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JV Basketball Canceled For Thursday

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

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No School on Thursday, February 13 Due to Freezing Temperatures

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

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Joseph Baldwin Academy Junior Now Accepting Applications for Summer

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

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No School on Friday, February 7, 2020.

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

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National School Counselor Appreciation Week

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

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Kansas City Chiefs Spirit Week

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

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No School on Friday, January 24, 2020

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

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Winter Weather and Student Safety

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

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No School on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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

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No School on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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

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Drawing Contest

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

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No School Friday, January 17, 2020

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

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No School on Monday, January 13, 2020

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

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

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

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Putnam Court Warming to Pay it Forward: Join Us!

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

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Court Warming Schedule Change

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

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Welcome Back and Happy New Year, Putnam!

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

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Immunization Clinic for 7th and 11th Grade Students

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

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After School Tutors Needed

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

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Art and Music at Winterfest 2019

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

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Putnam County Basketball: Monday, December 9, 2019

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

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Rotary Hosts Young Writers

Fifth Graders Share Their American Heroes Essays

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

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Junior High Basketball Postponed

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

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Dressing Your Student for Cooler Temperatures

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

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Jeans on Fridays to Help our Seniors

PCR-I Donates to PC Cafe and Resource Center

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

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Flu Season Approaching: Turn in Flu Shot Consent Forms

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

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Big Weekend Lineup for Putnam Students

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

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Parent-Teacher Conference Update

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

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Canned Food Drive to Support Local Food Pantry

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

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Late Start Policy

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

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Professional Development Day

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

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No School Monday, October 7, 2019.

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

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Stitched Together for the Love of the Game

Putnam vs. Milan Football Rivalry 2019

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

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Rockin R' Farms: October Beef Donor

MO Beef for MO Kids

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

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Smithfield Donates Water

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

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Friday Night Lights & Hy-Vee Tailgate

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

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Mini-Midget Cheer Camp

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

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Athletic Schedule Changes and Updates

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

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Paint a Pocket Park

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

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Box Tops for Education

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

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10th Annual Mini Midget Cheer Camp

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

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2019 Putnam County Fair Queen Candidates

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

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Joint Statement on Sportsmanship from Putnam and Milan

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

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Caring Community

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

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High School Back to School Supply Lists

High School Back to School Supply Lists

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Middle School Back to School Supply Lists

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

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MO Beef for MO Students

Beefing Up School Lunches

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

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Putnam County Football to Host Camp and Pre-Season Preview

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

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NCMC to Host Basketball Camp for Grades 1-12

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

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Meet the Candidates: School Board Open Forum

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

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March 2019 Activities Calendar

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

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2 Hour Delay Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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

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2019 Winter Weather Make-Up Days

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

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Parent Cafe

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

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Late Start Information

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

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PTO Welcomes You to Join!

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

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Follow our Putnam County Booster Club on Facebook

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

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Thank You

Evacuation Drill 2018

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

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Helena Helps Hydrate

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

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Back to School Immunizations

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

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Back to School Supplies List

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

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2018-2019 Yearly Planner

Dates to Remember

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

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No School Today Due To Inclement Weather

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

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Announcing Instagram Fridays!

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

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

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Putnam Joins Grand River Conference

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

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There is no cause for alarm.

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

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PC R-1 on YouTube

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

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Check Out Our Videos!

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

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Substitute Kitchen Help Needed

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

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Student Handbooks

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

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Food Pantry Donations

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

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Welcome New Staff

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

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Exploring Hobbies

Summer School 2013

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

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Careers On Wheels

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

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