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). . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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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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 . . .
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, . . .
Hello, Lady Midget Softball fans! If you have ever played softball for PCHS or know someone who did, please pass this survey link along to them and have them fill it out. As we prepare for our Alumni Softball game on October 9, 2021, and . . .
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 . . .
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: . . .
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. . . .
In this brief video, Dr. Halley provides updates regarding back-to-school plans for the 2021-2022 school year.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Update: August 20, 2021. The UHS/PCHS All School Reunion Committee has voted to cancel the All-School Reunion festivities this year out of an abundance of caution for our attendees. Therefore, the 5K has been postponed as well. For those . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
From the Desk of Dr. Halley: SRCSP (Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan)
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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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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! . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
"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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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!
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!
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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!
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 & . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
NOTIFICATION OF DESTRUCTION OF STUDENT SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS October 27, 2020 Dear _____________________________________, In accordance with the state and . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Monday, October 5th, is a teacher professional development workday. School will be back in session on Tuesday, October 6th. Enjoy your extended weekend, students!
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!
Sometimes getting back into the swing of things after a 5-month break can be difficult. We are here to help. If your middle or high school student is needing a bit more support and individual attention to help with their grades, be sure to . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America
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 . . .
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!
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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!
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .