Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for Tuesday, April 7 through Thursday, April 9. We will not have the program on April 10 or April 13. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFN9588
School Closing Checkpoint Article: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-pgsd/articles/school-closing-checkpoint
The Breakfast/Lunch program has been going very well and we are happy to provide this service. Out of courtesy for those preparing the meals, we ask that you complete the survey every day so we can have accurate numbers. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HV67599
If you want to participate in the school Breakfast/Lunch Program on Thursday, March 26 please complete the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFF63VB
Based on Governor Noem's mandate, Platte-Geddes Schools will be closed next Monday-Wednesday, in conjunction with spring break on Thursday and Friday. If you are in need of breakfast and lunch, please contact the school and leave a message on the secretary's voicemail. Thank You
Good News Call We have a Good News Call today going out to Terrence VanZee. Terrence was nominated for the Good News Call by his teacher, Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson stated that Terrence was lining up for school this morning and he noticed that one of his friends did not have his backpack. He went over and picked up the backpack and handed it to his friend. Thank you, Terrence, for noticing that your friend was going in to school without his backpack and for assisting him. Thank you for showing kindness to others. Here is Terrence sharing his good news with his Mom.
Greetings Parents, School will dismiss at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 due to the "Sweet 16 Boys Basketball Playoff Game" being played in Ft. Pierre at 6:00 PM that evening. Please spread the word to any and all parents you feel may not receive this e-mail or other notices we send. GO PANTHERS!! Thank you, Jennifer Knecht Elementary Principal
We have another "Good News Call of the Week" to end our WONDERFUL week of Dr. Seuss Reading and Fun! Congratulations to Logan Ringling. Logan was nominated for the Good News Call by her teacher, Mrs. Neuman. Mrs. Neuman was outside on the recess playground and she observed Logan notice a Kindergarten girl who was playing alone. Logan went directly to the child, and asked her to play with her. Mrs. Neuman saw the child's face light up as she accepted the offer to play with Logan. Thank you Logan for displaying such great kindness to a young child. Thank you for modeling to our young students, and to everyone, the need to include others when we play. And thank you for modeling the Panther Way Expectation of Kindness. Here is sweet Logan calling her mom, Amy.
Bohde Kuiper is our Good News Call this week! Bohde was nominated for the Good News Call by Mr. Kemnitz. Mr. Kemnitz was picking up PE equipment to take to the Colony sites for class, and Bohde noticed he had a lot to pick up, put away, and carry; so he asked Mr. Kemnitz if he needed help. Then Bohde happily jumped in and assisted him with the task. Mr. Kemnitz reported, “Having Bohde help me move equipment made a task that would have taken me 15 minutes, last only 2-3 minutes because we were working together. “ Thanks Bohde for noticing that Mr. Kemnitz need help and for helping him. Also, thanks for your lovely smile all day every day!
More photos of Coach Cutler...... Turns out the PG Black Panther Basketball Team got good at basketball by practicing and working hard on their basketball skills. Mr. Cutler shared with our students that whatever you are doing, reading or sports or anything.....practice makes you better at that skill. Thanks Coach Cutler for reading to our kiddos.
We are celebrating Dr. Seuss Week this week at Platte Geddes Elementary. We are pleased to have many guest readers in our building assisting us with the celebration. We have the Platte Geddes High School Cheerleaders and Boys Basketball Teams in our classrooms. Thank you for sharing your love of reading with us. Here is cheerleader, Kally Millar.
Next week, March 2-6 we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday. We will be having the High School Boys Basketball Team and the Platte Geddes Cheerleaders in our elementary classrooms to read with the students. We will have dress up days and fun activities planned in our classrooms all week. Our dress up days are listed below: Monday ~ The Cat in the Hat Hat Day; Tuesday ~ Fox in Sox Fun Socks; Wednesday ~ I Can Read with my Eyes Shut Wear clothing with WORDS; Thursday ~ Green Eggs and Ham Green Day; Friday ~ The Sleep Book PJ Day; Your children are welcome to join us in each of these dress up days! Have a wonderful weekend.
Shooter Frederick was nominated for the Good News Call of the Week by Mrs. Kalli Oolman. Mrs. Oolman noticed that her students' shoes were all over the hallway after school one day and she began organizing them. Shooter noticed what she was doing, stopped what he was doing, and jumped right in and helped Mrs. Oolman get the shoes all lined up. Shooter has also been spotted many times helping sweep the gymnasium at basketball games. We appreciate the help, Shooter. Thanks for noticing what needs to be done and for jumping in to help in these situations. Thank you for showing the Panther Way traits of Respect and Responsibility.
We have our first order of elementary PANTHER t-shirts, and they look AWESOME! Thank you to Joely and Alisha @ JD's for the fast and fabulous work on the PG Elementary Shirts. We are asking our students to wear their new shirts or any PG Black Panther gear they may have to school tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26 as we have been invited to the State Tournament "send-off/pep rally" Celebration for our KWLPG Wrestlers. If you did not purchase a t-shirt and would still like one, we will be doing a second order in a few weeks. (We will also purchase a t-shirt for any student, just let us know.) We would like every child who wants a t-shirt to have a t-shirt.
Just a note this afternoon to let you know that tonight's basketball games will be starting at 3:00 pm. Parking around our building will most likely be affected by these games. We will be outside assisting students with walking across the streets and with finding their parents.
Also presenting on February 13 will be Special Agent Kendra Russell with the SD DCI. Kendra specializes in digital evidence & is a member of the SD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Agent Russell will be presenting information on Internet Safety and Cyberbullying.
The PG School District invites all K-12 parents to an assembly to be held in the Armory gym on Thursday, February, 13th at 6 pm. SD Highway Parol Troopers Shane Johnson & Deanna Johnson will provide information on drug trends, names, and how to recognize drug use.
Youth Basketball Camp will be held this week on Friday, Feb 14th at 9am due to the high school boys having a game in Mitchell on Saturday morning. Our last class will be on Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 9am. Please e-mail or call Mr. Kemnitz with questions about Youth Basketball Camp.
It is time for our 4th and 5th grade boys to register for the Let Me Run program. This is a great program that focuses on boys being physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.If you have any questions, please text or call Karen Lang at 207-0126.
The Parkston Classic basketball games that were scheduled for Saturday, January 18 have been canceled.
Due to potential winter storm, Platte-Geddes Schools will be closed on Friday, January 17.
The high school basketball teams will be hosting a basketball camp for girls and boys in grades 2-5. The camp will be held Saturday mornings beginning at 9 am tomorrow, January 4, 2020. The cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt.If you have questions please contact Mr. Kemnitz.
The Parkston Classic basketball games scheduled for today, December 30, have been postponed.
The Parkston Classic which was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed: Girls game Monday, December 30 at 1:00 Boys game Tuesday, December 31 at 1:30
5th Grade Science Fair The 5th graders are busy working on their science fair projects. You are invited to attend their annual science fair which will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 in the PG Elementary Multi Purpose Room from 1:00-2:00.
Congratulations to the following TEN PG Elementary students chosen for SD Elementary Honors Choir: Cassie Groon, Charly Veurink, Dulcie Veurink, Claire Maydew, Kala Maxon, Ava Olson, McKenzie DeHaan, Leah Schuman, Abigail Meyerink, and Brynn Meyerink. We are PROUD of you!
Platte-Geddes Schools will have a 10 am start on Monday, December 2. There is no half-day Kindergarten class. The Geddes bus leaves at 9:15. No morning basketball practices. Thank You!
Platte-Geddes Schools will dismiss at 12:22 on Tuesday, November 26 and there will be no school on Wednesday, November 27.
Platte-Geddes School District has an opening for a paraprofessional at Cedar Grove Colony School. If you are interested in the position, contact Joel Bailey at 605-337-3391 or vial email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow's High School Musical Festival in Gregory has been postponed to Monday, December 2. Aside from the change in date, everything else remains the same. Thank You!
In the first round of Region 6B volleyball action, the Lady Black Panthers will host Marty Indian on Monday, November 4. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Greetings, We are in the process of completing a school improvement plan and comprehensive needs assessment. Stakeholder surveys are a key component to our school improvement plan. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the survey and provide us with feedback for growth. The link below will take you to the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LQBQKHV Thank You, Joel Bailey
Platte-Geddes Schools are dismissing at 12:45 today, Thursday, October 10.
The Influenza Clinic will be held at PG Schools on Tuesday, October 15. If you would like your child to receive their flu shot at school, the form must be signed and returned to school by 10-15-19. Forms have been e-mailed or can be picked up in the district offices.
Our Messenger notification center was recently updated. With the potential for a fall storm (eye roll emoji) we are going to send out a test message on 10-9-19 at noon to ensure we have our notification list updated. If you do not receive the call, contact email@example.com
PLATTE-GEDDES 2019 HOMECOMING PARADE RESULTS HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION BEST HIGH SCHOOL FLOAT: BEAUTY: 1 Seniors 2. PG Cheer/Pom Squad 3. Sophomores ORIGINALITY: 1. Juniors 2. Seniors 3. FFA HUMOR: 1. Juniors 2. Sophomores 3. Freshmen JR. HIGH ENTRY BEAUTY: 1. 7th Grade ORIGINALITY 1. 6th Grade HUMOR: 1. 8th Grade ELEMENTARY DIVISION BEST ELEMENTARY ENTRY: 1. Dance Co. 2. 3rd Grade 3. 5th Grade COMMUNITY/BUSINESS DIVISION BEST BUSINESS/COMMUNITY ENTRY: 1. Houdeshell Chiropactic/Platte Creek Store 2. Bank of the West 3. Remember the Time Antiques BEST IN HUMOR: 1. Platte Livestock/Josh’s ATV 2. Bank of the West 3. DeGroot Racing HONORABLE MENTION: Platte Health Center
Tonight's volleyball game at Bon Homme has been postponed (date yet to be determined). There will be an optional open gym for the high school volleyball team today at four o'clock. Middle school football and volleyball practice are canceled.
Platte-Geddes Schools will be closed on Thursday, September 12. The volleyball game at Bon Homme is scheduled as planned. After school activities will continue, but are optional. Please, contact your respective coach to inform them of our decision.
Box Tops for Ed: https://www.boxtops4education.com/ You will need to download the app on your smart phone or create a log-in on your computer. You must enter Platte Geddes Community School or our zip code, 57369. You will have to scan or take a photo of the store receipt.
Platte Geddes Elementary Open House Event Welcome to the start of a new school year! We are back in the building and excited to begin another year of working together with all of you as parents to educate our youth. Please feel free to stop in at the school anytime between now and the start of the school year if you have questions or concerns or if you would simply like to say Hi. Reminder~ The annual Open House @ Platte Geddes Schools will be held on August 20, 2019 from 3-7 PM. Our buildings will be open to all students and parents during that time. Students in grades 1/2 day Kindergarten- 5th grade will take their school pictures, meet their new teachers, and have the opportunity to unpack school supplies in their desks. Parents may pay their lunch account fees, as well as other fees associated with the start of a new school year. Carol Oberbroekling, Ember Bartles, and Kathy Holter will have a table set up in the main gymnasium to assist parents. I will be available during the entire afternoon and evening to answer questions and assist where needed. Please make sure your e-mail address is on file with Mrs. Knecht at the elementary school so you will receive updates and information prior to the start of school and throughout the school year. We are excited for the school year to begin and are looking forward to a great year!
Platte-Geddes 7-12th grade students Individual student schedules for the 19-20 school year are now available to pick up. Students are encouraged to stop in the high school office in the next several weeks before the Open House date (August 20) to get their schedules and pay any or all school fees. Picture envelopes from Photographic Images are also available in the office.
Thrive Nutrition Services at the Platte-Geddes School District in Platte SD, is looking for team members to work great hours Monday thru Friday. Great wages based upon your level of experience and position qualified to work. No experience, no problem as we will train you! Apply today, pass background check and start immediately! Call (605) 228-9520 or email your information and questions about this great opportunity to firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings, Adverse weather conditions are inevitable in South Dakota so I wanted to share our procedures for late starts, early dismissals, and school cancellations. First and foremost, we must remind our young drivers to plan ahead and allow more time when traveling to and from school during the winter months. As a parent/guardian, it’s your right to keep your child/children home from school if you don’t feel it’s safe for them to be traveling. We go to great lengths to avoid putting you in situations like this, but our district covers a large area. Weather conditions can vary greatly from one side of the district to the other. If you do not feel it’s safe to allow your child to drive and school is still in session, it will be considered an excused absence. Road checks begin between 5:00-5:30AM and the School Message regarding a late start will be sent out at approximately 6AM. If you do not receive notification from School Messenger, delays and closings will be broadcast on the following media outlets: TV- KELO, KDLT, KSFY, Radio-KOOL (98.3FM), WNAX (570AM), KPLO (94.5FM), KWYR (93.7FM), KGRD (92.3FM), and KMIT (105.9FM). Weather delays will also be published on the district website at www.platte-geddes.k12.sd.us and the school Facebook page. When school is delayed, the start time will always be 10 AM for all schools. The Geddes bus will leave promptly at 9:15AM. Regardless of a late start or not, the Geddes bus will always leave on time (7:15AM regular leave time). Please, make sure your child/children are on the bus prior to the scheduled leave time. When there’s a late start, there is no class for Half-Day Kindergarten students and no breakfast is served. In the case of an early dismissal, we will follow the same notification procedures. We will strive to have the Geddes bus arrive approximately thirty minutes after school is dismissed. Depending on the dismissal time, we will also try to serve lunch if possible. Late starts, early dismissals, and school cancellations are always a difficult decision. We go through great lengths to make the best decision to keep our students and staff safe. As I previously stated, if there’s ever a time when school is in session and you don’t feel it’s safe for your child to be on the roads, it will be considered an excused absence. If you have not been receiving the School Messenger notifications, please contact Joel Bailey via email at email@example.com to be added to the school contact list. As always, thanks for your support and continuing to make the Platte-Geddes School District a great place to learn, work, and grow. Kind Regards, Joel Bailey