The Platte-Geddes School District is looking for volunteers to assist in running the field events at the P-G Relays on Saturday, April 20. You can expect these events to run from 9:30-noon. If you are willing to volunteer your time, please contact athletic director, Frank Cutler, at 605-207-0066 or via email at frank.cutler @k12.sd.us
about 15 hours ago, Joel Bailey
Homecoming 2024 will be on Friday, September 20 against Wolsey-Wessington
3 days ago, Joel Bailey
Greetings Platte-Geddes Elementary Parents, We have much to be thankful for on this beautiful spring morning with a beautiful spring rain. Everything looks greener already! I also have GREAT news regarding our Summer ESSER Services. We have an allocation of ESSER Grant Funds (our COVID Relief Funding) that will allow us to serve one more summer of "ESSER Summer School" for our students! We are beyond excited to offer this program for a final summer! Many of you have asked me or our teachers about summer services and we have expressed that the funding had expired; however, now we do have one final round of funding available. We will be offering the summer services to students based on "Teacher Referral" first, and then we will open the services to "Parent Referral or ALL Students" if we have staff available to teach everyone interested. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child receiving summer services, please reach out to your child's teacher and have a conversation with them. After we have all students who are referred by a teacher placed with a teacher, we will offer summer services to ALL students who are interested. I hope to be in touch with everyone regarding the availability of serving all interested students by early May. In Education, Jennifer Knecht Elementary Principal/SPED Director Platte-Geddes School District
3 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Today is our "B" is for Black Panthers Day. During morning announcements, we announced to the students that "B" is also for bikes and bike safety. Many of our students are now riding their bikes to school with the warmer springtime weather. If your child is a bike rider, please take time to review these bike safety tips with them. (Bike safety rules can be complicated in a small town. I tried to simplify these to fit our small-town setting as some of the bike safety rules are for larger cities. You can discuss with your child as you see fit, we simply wanted to announce and remind students of the main bike safety rules.) Here are a few tips for riding bikes safely… A helmet is recommended when riding a bike. Always ride with both of your hands on the bike handle bars. If you are age 10 or under, it is recommended that you ride your bike on a sidewalk, watching for pedestrians/people walking. If you are over the age of 10, you may ride your bike on the side of the street. Bike riders are expected to ride on the right-hand side of the road. They should always be traveling in the same direction as traffic, (not riding against traffic or toward the oncoming cars). Bike riders should always cross at intersections. Inexperienced bike riders should walk their bikes across the street at intersections. Bikers should always avoid crossing the road between parked cars or in the middle of streets where it would be unexpected for drivers and oncoming cars. When bike riding with friends, always ride bike single file, not in a group or pack.
7 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
National Transportation Summer Institute Summer Camp Information: https://www.platte-geddes.k12.sd.us/article/1548376
7 days ago, Joel Bailey
2024-2025 School Calendar: https://core-docs.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/381/PGSD/4167250/2024-2025_School_Calendar.pdf The district cannot set the Homecoming date until the SDHSAA releases the football schedule. We will notify district patrons when the date is set.
9 days ago, Joel Bailey
Zoom link to Platte-Geddes School District April Board Meeting: Time: Apr 8, 2024 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting: https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/93727073420?pwd=cVdhWHZVbnBMRzQyL0ZPeHZsM25YQT09 Meeting ID: 937 2707 3420 Passcode: 502556
11 days ago, Joel Bailey
Riggs Nelson was nominated for the Good News Call by his 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Nicki Nelson, for being such a kind, caring, and helpful kid! He has really impressed his teachers with his patience in helping his classmates during science fair projects and each day when working with other students. He is always kind with his words and his actions, and he deserves to be recognized for being such a great kid! Way to be awesome Riggs! Keep up the great work! It is a JOY to have you in school and in class each day!
14 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
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Dear Parents; Kindergarten Screening and Registration Day for Platte-Geddes Elementary will be held on Monday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Platte. • This screening is for all students planning to attend Kindergarten or 1/2 Day Kindergarten during the 2024-2025 school year. • Children must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2024 to be eligible for Kindergarten in 2024-2025. *We will be screening children to determine their readiness for our full day Kindergarten program or our ½ day Kindergarten program. We will be making a professional recommendation to all parents regarding their child's readiness for our programs. Please call Platte-Geddes Elementary @ 337-2468 by Wednesday, April 10 to register your child for this screening and for Kindergarten in 2024-2025. Please forward this information to all parents in our school district who may have a child eligible for Kindergarten next year. Thank you. In Education, Jennifer Knecht Elementary Principal/SPED Director Platte-Geddes School District
15 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Effective April 30, Platte-Geddes School will have the Head of Maintenance/Head Custodian position open. If you are interested in the position, please contact superintendent, Joel Bailey, at 605-337-3391 or via email at joel.bailey@k12.sd.us Link to application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfm2cjshXSoYykVehiJ06m-EcGlf0DTTMPltDcw2IbIHTegnQ/viewform
16 days ago, Joel Bailey
Reminder to all parents/guardians/ community members that all freshmen will be attending the freshman impact event on Monday all day in Armour. They should be having you sign a makeup slip for the event.
17 days ago, Calvin Hunhoff
Platte-Geddes Schools will start on time today. Due to scattered slick spots on the roadways, no students will be counted tardy. Please encourage your child/children to allow for longer than normal commute times
17 days ago, Joel Bailey
Attention Track students, parents, community: the SCC track meet that was scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd has been MOVEDZ to Thursday, April 4th. Starting at 11:00AM, @ the Platte-Geddes Sports Complex.
20 days ago, Calvin Hunhoff
Amendment to the 2023-2024 School Calendar: Due to weather-related cancellations, the PD Day scheduled for Monday, April 15 will now become an instructional day (regular school day) for students.
24 days ago, Joel Bailey
Platte-Geddes Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, March 26.
24 days ago, Joel Bailey
Platte-Geddes Schools will open at 10am on Tuesday, March 26. No Half-Day K, Geddes bus leaves at 9:15.
24 days ago, Joel Bailey
FFA Members - The CDE scheduled for tomorrow in Scotland has been postponed to Thursday, April 4th. Mrs. Graves will have more details about the event tomorrow in class.
25 days ago, Calvin Hunhoff
Due to the blizzard warning (begins at 7a.m. Monday-ends 7a.m. Tuesday) and everything it entails, Platte-Geddes Schools will be closed on Monday, March 25
26 days ago, Joel Bailey
Dakota Dreams Summer Exploration Camps information for students entering 7th and 8th grade, to learn more, please click the link below: https://ourdakotadreams.com/elementary-middle-school/career-exploration-summer-camps/
30 days ago, Joel Bailey
The P-G School Board is holding a special meeting beginning at 3:30pm. The agenda includes: Public participation by Randal Brumbaugh and Dan Cool--speaking about the rock pillars at the elementary. There board will hear an updated report on the proposed parking lot project from Brosz Engineering. Then the board will enter into exec session for the elementary principal interviews. The live stream of the meeting will end when exec session begins. Join Zoom Meeting https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/99465287688?pwd=bEptSU1LQW8wMFhadWpIeWlHdUMwQT09
about 1 month ago, Joel Bailey