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District News
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6, 2016. Thank you to all of our teachers for their support of children & families.
2016 PHS District Music Contest Results

Our students performed very well at the recent District Music Contest that was held in Blair. Jazz One, Mixed Chorus I, and the Sapphire and Ice Choir received the highest score of 1+. Please click here for more results and information from our directors, as well as pictures. Go Big Blue!!!!

Blue Devil Television (BDTV) video is posted for the week of May 1, 2016.
Click here to see BDTV for the week of May 1, 2016. Please be patient, it may take a little while to download the video.

If you have difficulty loading the video, click here for a slideshow in pdf format.


Stay informed about District academics, fine arts, and athletics! Thank you for your support of the District.
PHS Culinary Students Earn 1st Place at 2016 State FCCLA Competition
Congratulations to the Plattsmouth High School culinary team of Kassondra Rhea, Heven Burkhardt & Becca Leonhardt for earning first place at the 2016 State Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition. They qualified for the national competition.
Samuel Babe Earns 2016 NE Young Artist Award for Music
Congratulations to Plattsmouth High School student Samuel Babe for earning the 2016 Nebraska Young Artist Award for Music from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts! Click here and discover more.
Middle School Destination Imagination Team Qualifies for Global Finals
Congratulations to the middle school Destination Imagination team of Jaden Horner, Cadence Fulfs, Soren Doty, Jacob Church, Alanna Bain, Emily Gunter, and Dalton Baumgart for taking first place at State. The team qualified for Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee. The competition is scheduled for May 23-29
High School Destination Imagination Team Qualifies for Global Finals
Congratulations to the high school Destination Imagination team of Zach Prall, Lucas Powell, Nolan Randall, Trinity Mott, Josie Ptacek, Alex Reynolds, and Riley Fitzpatrick for earning first place at State. The team qualified for Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee. The competition is scheduled for May 23-29
Plattsmouth Community Schools-#1 District in Nebraska for Teacher Support
I am pleased to inform you that the Plattsmouth Community School District is the #1 district in Nebraska for Teacher Support. Yes, #1 in Nebraska. Go to http://www.teacher.org/state/nebraska/ and discover more about this important designation. Thank you for your support!
PACK IN BLACK THANK YOU!
The Plattsmouth Activities Complex for Kids (PACK) Committee would like to thank everyone that supported our biggest fundraiser of the year, on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The PACK IN BLACK fundraising banquet and auction included approximately 250 people and would not have been possible without the collective efforts of everyone that donated time, money, and auction items for this awesome event. We raised over $32,000 for the PACK. A list of individuals that contributed time, money, or items to the event are included below. 

Barrett Auto Center, PHS Volleyball, Trane, PHS Boys & Girls Soccer, PHS Football, PHS Baseball, PHS Band, Stu & Susie Nielsen, First Student, POPS Foundation, Jim & Mari Howe, Mark Cundall, Lee Ann Blecke, Paige Blecke, Deana Pohlmeier, Lindsey Fiegenschuh, Doris Wolken, Keri Witherell, Jeannie Hardy, Kelli Henry, Colleen May, Charlotte Urbauer, Midwest Hop Producers-Bruce & Annette Wiles, Sherie Adkins, Wendy Callan-Colonial Press, Plattsmouth Hy-Vee, Russ & Kim Kathol, Shane & Jenny Jensen-DC’s Waterhole, Theresa Stanley, Jeremy Masid-Professional Heating & Air, Chuck Schreiber, Godfathers Pizza, Babe’s Barbeque, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Brad Ksiazek, Body Basics, Marcia Sutton, Janet Gruber-Brown Floral & Creations, Defy Gravity, Sisters Thai & German Café, No Frills Supermarket, Beef Bark, La Fiesta, Vala’s, Bounce U, Henry Doorly Zoo, Rose Theater, Headquarters for Hair, Lake Ridge Golf Course, Derek Bird-State Farm Insurance, Opera Omaha, Kutter’s Den, Bomgaars, Plattsmouth Animal Hospital, Blue Devil Lawn Care-Dave Snyder & Kirk &erson, Amy &erson, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Cost Cutters, Absolute Healthcare, Steve & Joni Warga, Chaz Macr&er, Judy Hild, Greg Haith, Upstream Brewery, Brickway, The Riverhouse Café, Barb Slattery-Slattery’s Vintage Estates, Henry Motors-Nebraska City, Lipstick Stain, Mullenax Auto Supply, Angela Mueller, Kelli Isham, Pampered Chef, Schott Enterprises, PHS Letter Club, PHS Boys Basketball, Chris & Deb Wiseman, Tom & Deb Graeve, Papio Fun Park, Skate City, Mike Schuldt, Vicki Wiles, Omaha Children’s Museum, Gloss Salon, Omaha Community Playhouse, Golden Living Center, DJ’s Dugout, AkSarBen Cinema, Tuffy’s, Super Suds, Lofte Theatre, Sarah Slattery-Moxie Bazaar, Offutt Collision Repair, The Vineyard, Bay Hills Golf Course, Cari Tilson, Jenz Salon, Durham Museum, Wane Eudy, Cherie Larson, Charlie & Mary Caverzagie, PHS, PES, PMS, PCS, PHS DECA, Lou’s Sporting Goods, PHS Girls Golf, PHS Junior Class, Am&a Roberts-Jenz Salon, Angel Nails, Shine, Mirror Image Photography, Platte River Rentals, Barb Story, Twisted Fork, Troy Graves, Willsie Company, Allen Weaver Agency, Kerns Excavating, ServiceOne-Kim Church, Mike Knust, Troy Brothers, Mary Ann Brothers, Cass County Bank, &rew Nielsen, PHS Spirit Squad, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Anytime Fitness, Plattsmouth Youth Basketball, Stuebe’s Thriftway, NAI NP Dodge-Mike Murley, PHS Girls Basketball, Eastview Monument, Nathan Kleinmeyer, Gage Orton, Murray Building & Lumber, PHS Activities Office & Coaches, Vicki Smith, PHS Culinary Team, Lisa Johnson, Lance Burnett, Roby Funeral Home, Ernie DeSimone, Babco Valves & Ironworks, &y Siders-Omaha Golf & Turf Cars, Cabinet & Countertop Solutions, Kelly Faiman-Riddell Sports, Cory Hobscheidt, Josh Schmidt, All Natural L&scape-Casey Morehead, Curtis Gocke, Melissa Hasty, Dr. Jim McKnight, Spencer’s Steakhouse, Hilton Garden Inn, Chef Cory Hall, Plattsmouth State Bank, Subway, Traci Krauth, Tonda Haith, Todd Halvorsen, Tabitha Foster, Shaun Brothers, Sandy McKnight, Pam Caba, Mark Smith, Leonard Hild, Richard Hasty, Keith Petracek, Jenni Serkiz, Jeff Wiles, Don Story, Mark & Diane Pogreba, Cindy Cruse, Brian Harvey, Bob Priebe, Becky Wehrbein, Accelerated Graphx, Donna McClean, Mark Smith

SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 11, 2017 GUNS AND ROSES FUNDRAISING BANQUET AND AUCTION
Curtis Gocke Named 2016 Person of the Year
Plattsmouth Middle School Teacher and Head Wrestling Coach Curtis Gocke was named 2016 Person of the Year by NE USA Wrestling. Click here to check out an article about Coach Gocke at Big Apple News Radio.
AdvancED District Accreditation-THANK YOU!
Josh St. Louis, AdvancED external team member said:
 
I had a great time observing your classrooms and engaging in conversation with all stakeholders. You have great leadership throughout the district, starting with your office and extending to all sites. The tone of all conversations was respectful, and it was clear through those conversations that everyone's focus is on what is best for students. You have much to be proud of in your schools and community!” 

Plattsmouth Community Schools (PCS) currently has district accreditation for our education programs through an international organization known as AdvancED. We utilize AdvancED for school and district improvement. More information is available at http://www.advanc-ed.org/.
 
Every five years, an external review team visits our district and assists with identifying strengths and areas in need of improvement. Our external visit was held from Mar. 6-9, 2016. On March 9, 2016, we received an exit report that contained a brief overview of strengths and areas for improvement. A full report should be delivered in April.
 
While the external team was here, they interviewed 293 stakeholders (community members, students, Board members, teachers, administrators, and other staff members). Thank you to everyone that assisted with our review. Your honest input helped communicate our strengths and areas for growth, as we continue on a path of continuous improvement. The external team is recommending that PCS be approved for District accreditation.
 
Keep up the great work. Go Big Blue!

Educationally yours,


Superintendent Dr. Richard E. Hasty
2014-2015 Annual Report and State of the Schools Report
The 2014-2015 Annual Report for the Plattsmouth Community Schools (PCS) is available by clicking here. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, click on the Let's Talk tab that is located on the right side of this page. For more information about PCS or other districts in Nebraska, click here for the 2014-2015 State of the Schools Report.
Budget Planning for the 2016-17 Year
The Plattsmouth Community School District will use program-based budgeting to plan for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The process provides a mechanism for establishing and funding the highest priorities for our district. Our goal is to focus attention on programs & services that have a consistent track record of assisting the district in meeting the mission & goals. To discover more about program-based budgeting, including how you can be a part of the process, click here. Thank you for your support of the district.
PCS Calendars

2016-2017 Calendar
On Dec. 14, 2015, the Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 PCS calendar. The calendar is available by clicking here.

2015-2016 Calendar
The 2015-2016 PCS calendar is available by clicking here or under the Parents tab at the top of the page.
PLATTSMOUTH COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ............ A WISE CHOICE!
Click here to learn more about what we have to offer!                                                               Activities Schedules: Check out District activities schedules at www.easternmidconference.org by clicking here.
State of the Schools Report: Click here to access the PCS State of the Schools Report.
Plattsmouth Activities Complex for Kids (PACK): Click here for PACK information.
Community Walking Trail
The benches and landscaping look great, on the PCS community walking trail. Thank you to Greenlife Gardens. If you are interested in becoming a Walking Trail Champion, by purchasing bench and/or seating area sponsorships for a friend or loved one, click here and contact POPS Foundation Executive Director Sandy McKnight at 402-298-8513 or Vice President Brian Harvey at 402-306-6051 OR b.harvey@windstream.net. Thank you for your support of the community walking trail!