Jennifer Knecht
Merrick Kimball is our "Good News Call of the Week". Merrick noticed that one of his classmates was having a difficult morning, so he gave the child his own dress up day (tourist) items in an effort to cheer him up. Thank you Merrick, for modeling kindness and the Golden Rule.
4 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
We had the pleasure of presenting a new book to every first grader in our school district today! Sean Covel, author and movie producer from Edgemont, SD, along with the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center, have donated a free book to all first graders.
5 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
A few more tourists......
5 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Spotted a few tourists today at Platte Geddes Elementary
5 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Platte Geddes Elementary Teachers are into the spirit of "tourist day" with their Tacky Tourist Day outfits!
5 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
The cooks in the lunchroom have nominated Bryce Kahler, for our first Good News call this week. The cooks stated. "Bryce is so kind and so polite as he comes through the lunch line each day. He says please and thank you and ALWAYS remembers to use his good manners."
6 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
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.
10 days ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
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.
10 days ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
Jimmy Foxley is our "GNC". Jimmy was nominated by Mrs. Patzlaff for helping a child after school. The child was crying because he thought his sister had forgotten him at school. Jimmy took the child showed him that his sister was still in class and had not left him at school.
13 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Lillian Norden is pictured with her Good News phone call to her Mother. Lillian was nominated by her STEAM teacher, Mrs. Mills, for assisting her in cleaning up the classroom and even noticing that Mrs. Mills needed some assistance with another classroom’s items.
16 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Gunner Frederick called his Dad with the Good News that he solved a problem in the lunchroom by showing great kindness to another child. The child needed help and Gunner helped and solved the problem. That's exactly what we are looking for Gunner, kind problem solvers!
17 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Carsynn DeHaan had Good News to share with her Dad today! She helped another child in her classroom with making up school work when the child returned to school following an illness. Carsynn was so kind and helpful! Thanks for being so AWESOME and so KIND, Carsynn!!
17 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Our first grade classrooms had a special visitor on Friday, August 30. They certainly enjoyed having Mrs. Neuman's hamster for a classroom guest.
19 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Kori VanDerWerff called her Mom with the Good News that she had been chosen by teacher, Mr. Kemnitz. In PE, Kori helped another child who was hurt. She comforted her by saying that "she too had been hit by balls and it does really hurt".."This is a typical behavior for Kori."
21 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Danni Schuman was nominated for the "Good News Call of the Week" for challenging herself to complete every single Kindness tag that we have placed in our hallways this year. Danni completed every single deed.....and that is a lot of KINDNESS Dani! Thank you for being so KIND.
21 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
How sweet is Monroe, pictured above calling her Mom with her "Good News". Monroe gave up her swing on the playground, for another child because she knew he really wanted to swing. Our focus has been on KINDNESS. Thank you Monroe, for modeling KINDNESS and COMPASSION to others.
24 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Our very FIRST "Good News Call of the Week" winner is Asher Kott. Asher was chosen for special kindness shown to his Kindergarten pal during the first day of school tour. Asher was exceptionally kind and considerate to his little pal. Thanks Asher for being AWESOME!
26 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
26 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Students are enjoying STEAM Education Class. Our second graders made BOT trails, marble runs, and creative scribble art. They are enjoying STEAM class.
27 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
What will we find inside our STEAM Room this school year?
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
As we prepare for the start of a new school year, please be mindful of our student drop-off/pick-up process. We ask all parents to drop-off and pick-up students either along the elementary playground fence or directly in front of the school on the EAST side of the road only.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
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.
about 1 month ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
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 trevor.pasch@got-thrive.com
2 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
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 joel.bailey@k12.sd.us 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
11 months ago, Joel Bailey