Jennifer Knecht
The Good News Call this week goes out to three AWESOME 5th graders. Tyce VanderPol, Easton Schuman, and Kori VanderWerff have done an excellent job of modeling our word of the week; Gratitude. These three table washers went above and beyond with their table washing duties. Each day, they washed their tables, and came over to personally thank Mrs. Knecht for assisting them. They noticed that the little kids were having trouble getting their tables washed, so they grabbed a wash rag and started helping the little kids wash tables too. We have awesome days at school because of great kiddos like these three who see what needs to be done; they don't ask questions or complain; they just grab a wash rag and help out. Thank you for modeling Gratitude by being thankful and for saying Thank You. Thank you for seeing where we needed help, and for going above and beyond your duties to help our lunchroom run smoothly. And thank you for being great kiddos!
9 days ago, Jennifer Knecht
Stacey Larson
The Region V JH Festival concert will be live streamed at 2:30 today via www.blackpantherslive.com
16 days ago, Stacey Larson
Joel Bailey
The middle school girls' basketball games scheduled for today against Gregory have been postponed.
22 days ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Link to Platte-Geddes School Board November Meeting: Joel Bailey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Platte-Geddes November School Board Meeting Time: Nov 9, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/96205186664?pwd=RnRQbzgwR2xZaU15Z3dZcVE2RHh0UT09 Meeting ID: 962 0518 6664 Passcode: 874835 One tap mobile +13462487799,,96205186664#,,,,,,0#,,874835# US (Houston) +16699006833,,96205186664#,,,,,,0#,,874835# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) Meeting ID: 962 0518 6664 Passcode: 874835 Find your local number: https://sdk12.zoom.us/u/a9Xw7ec4T
23 days ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Good afternoon. Thank you all for your patience and cooperation. At 5:00 p.m. central time today, the general public will be able to order tickets to the state football championships in Vermillion for this weekend. Tickets can be ordered either by phone at 605-677-5959 or by email at tickets@usd.edu. Of special note, as live representatives are limited and unable to take each call live, please leave a voicemail or send an email to the USD ticket office if you do not have your call answered by a representative. Those messages will be returned as soon as the next representative becomes available to do so. Walk up sales will also be available for contest in Vermillion on the day of the games. Should any contests sell out, we will send out a notification to statewide media and schools. Thank you! Dr. John Krogstrand Asst. Exec. Director SDHSAA
23 days ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Greetings. Due to the high volume of sales requests, general public ticket sales for the football championships are being delayed. A formal announcement will be made at 3:00 p.m. Central Time today informing members of the public when they can reach out to USD ticket office to make purchases. For the time being, only those with presale access codes are allowed to contact the ticket office for purchase requests. we ask that those without a code please refrain from contacting the tickets office until further instructions follow to ensure that we can get the player's families first priority on ticket sales. Thank you. Dr. John Krogstrand Asst. Exec. Director SDHSAA
23 days ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
The SDHSAA is delaying State Football tickets sales for the general public. They are working with the USD Ticketing Office to determine if ticket sales will begin at 6 p.m. tonight, or tomorrow morning. Once a decision is made, we will let you know.
23 days ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
The SDHSAA is delaying State Football tickets sales for the general public. They are working with the USD Ticketing Office to determine if ticket sales will begin at 6 p.m. tonight, or tomorrow morning. Once a decision is made, we will let you know.
23 days ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
25 days ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
Fall Festival Photos from Platte Colony......
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Halloween 3......
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
More Halloween photos.....
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Happy Halloween from Platte Geddes Elementary! We hope you have a wonderful time this weekend; and we thank all of you for bringing the JOY to school today!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Maverick Maydew was nominated for the Good News Call by Mrs. Dewet. Mrs. Dewet has noticed that Maverick comes to the library every day for reading interventions ready to work. Maverick works hard staying focused and taking his time to always do his very best work. Most days, Maverick is the last one to leave the library because he walks around every table making sure all the chairs are pushed in for the next group of students. Thank you, Maverick for being ready to work hard each and every day and for helping me keep the library in tip top shape. Maverick, we appreciate your kindness, thoughtfulness, and your help in school. Thanks for being such a great kiddo!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Dear Platte Geddes Elementary Parents; Governor Noem Announces K-12 Connect Governor Kristi Noem has announced the launch of K-12 Connect, a program to provide internet service at no cost to eligible K-12 students in their homes for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Eligible households will receive a letter indicating eligibility and identifying a telecommunications company to call to access free internet service through K-12 Connect. Letters were mailed October 26. To enroll, eligible households must call the telecommunications company noted in their letter to set up service. Providers will install the necessary equipment on a first-come, first-serve basis. Internet service will be provided through June 30, 2021. After that time, the household must return the equipment to the provider or continue services at the household's expense. Eligible households must meet all of the following requirements: Have at least one student currently enrolled in an accredited South Dakota K-12 school; and Must meet the income eligibility guidelines for the free and reduced school lunch program; and The household must not have been subscribed to a fixed broadband internet service as of July 1, 2020. Enrollment closes Nov. 20, 2020. K-12 Connect is a partnership of the South Dakota Governor’s Office, Bureau of Information and Telecommunications, Department of Education, and participating telecommunications companies. If you have not received a letter, but believe your household is eligible, please call (605) 773-3248 or email k12connect@state.sd.us. Or you may call our local provider, Midstate Communications at 778-6221. Telecommunications companies who are participating in K-12 Connect include: Alliance Communications Cooperative Beresford Municipal Telephone Company Faith Municipal Telephone Company Fort Randall Telephone Company Golden West Telecommunications Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative Kennebec Telephone Company Long Lines Broadband Midco Midstate Communications RC Technologies Santel Communications Cooperative Swiftel Communications/Brookings Municipal Telephone TrioTel Communications Valley Telecommunications Cooperative Vast Venture Communications Cooperative West River Cooperative Telephone Company West River Telecommunications Cooperative Have a great day! Kathy Holter Business Manager Platte-Geddes School District #11-5 Telephone: 605-337-3391 ext. 117 Jennifer Knecht Elementary Principal/SPED Director Platte-Geddes School District
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Just a couple of reminders of upcoming events at Platte Geddes Elementary..... *There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 23, 2020 due to staff development for our teachers. *We will celebrate HALLOWEEN on Friday, October 30, 2020. Your child's classroom teacher will be sending specific party and costume information. We request that students do not bring "community treats" for the entire classroom this year and only bring a drink and snack for themselves. Thank you.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
This Good News Call goes out to Harbour Wallace! Harbour was nominated by Mrs. Gloria Kok. This morning Harbour noticed a student that was having a tough morning and didn't want to go outside for recess. Harbour took the time to go over and help the student get their hat and mittens on to go outside. He encouraged the student to come outside with him and play, and it worked. Thank you Harbour for taking the time to notice that another student wasn't having a great day and for helping out a friend that needed a little boost. Way to go Harbour!! We are proud of you and we appreciate the kindness shown to others.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
We have another Good News Call going out this week to Merrick Kimball. Merrick was nominated for the Good News Call by his teacher, Mrs. Nicole DeVries. Merrick was caught helping another student stack the chairs at her table at the end of the day. The other kids at her table were gone, so he noticed that she needed some help and he went right over to help her. Thank you Merrick for watching out for the other students in our class and for taking the initiative to help, even if no one told you to! Keep up the great work Merrick!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Aren't these two the cutest littles you've seen all day? 😊😊❤️❤️ Jacoby Severson and Bowen Michael were nominated for the Good News Call by Mrs. Sandy DuFrain. Jacoby and Bowen noticed a hole in the playground, and they took the "initiative" (our word of the week....) to fill the hole with rocks so that no one would step in it and get hurt. Their act of kindness and respect for others was noticed by Mrs. Sandy DuFrain. Bowen and Jacoby, thank you for modeling our word of the week "initiative" and for noticing a potential problem for others and helping us take care of it. We appreciate your very KIND and RESPECTFUL act. And we LOVE your beautiful smiles and the happiness you bring to our school each and every day! Thanks for being such great kiddos!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
We regret to inform you that the home Cheer/Dance Competition scheduled for Saturday, October 17 has been canceled due to COVID concerns.
about 1 month ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
October 14, 2020 Dear Platte-Geddes Elementary Parents and Guardians, Platte-Geddes School District’s application for free school breakfast and lunch has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The school district will provide free breakfast and lunch for all students enrolled in the school district. If your student wishes to purchase extra entrees (seconds), milk, or other food items, please be aware that this will be charged to their account. The program runs from October 1st until May 19th. The school district will credit your child’s account from October 1st through October 13th. If your student/s has a negative lunch account balance, the school encourages families to please pay off these balances. Remote learners may sign up to receive meals. We ask parents/guardians to please contact Food Service Director, Kathryn Harrington, at 605-337-2468 if you would like to sign up for your remote learner to receive breakfast or lunch. Grab-n-go meals, which would include lunch and breakfast for the next day, may be picked up on the north side of the elementary building between 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you, Kathy Holter Business Manager Platte-Geddes School District Jennifer Knecht Elementary Principal/SPED Director Platte-Geddes School District
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Platte-Geddes School Board October Meeting Time: Oct 12, 2020 07:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/92791758788?pwd=N0UyeTFpSGpQWU02MlRFN2ZkT0ZRUT09 Meeting ID: 927 9175 8788 Passcode: 544686 One tap mobile +13462487799,,92791758788#,,,,,,0#,,544686# US (Houston) +16699006833,,92791758788#,,,,,,0#,,544686# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 927 9175 8788 Passcode: 544686 Find your local number: https://sdk12.zoom.us/u/aeEy4hOu6U
about 1 month ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
Lenlee Mills was nominated for the Good News Call by Mrs. Knecht. Lenlee offers to assist Mrs. Knecht with lunchroom duties such as wiping tables and cleaning up messes almost every day. Today, Lenlee helped several small children carry the pumpkins they won to their classrooms. She noticed that the pumpkins were way to heavy for the little kids and she came back to the multi-purpose room no fewer than 4 times to carry pumpkins for those students. Lenlee is a happy helper. She notices little jobs that need to be done and she happily offers to assist in completing them. Her kindness to others is noticed and appreciated. Thank you Lenlee for the help and kindness, and for being such a great example to others.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Greetings Platte Geddes Elementary Parents; We will be hosting our annual flu shot clinic for students and staff members on Monday, October 12, 2020. We host this flu shot clinic in coordination with our local Platte Avera Medical Clinic. Please read the letter below and fill out the attached document prior to the flu clinic. Students and staff members receiving a flu shot will be required to wear a mask while they receive their shot. The school will have masks available for anyone in need. Dear Parents: The Platte Medical Clinic offers seasonal influenza vaccine for children through 18 years. Influenza vaccination helps protect children from the flu and its complications and decreases the spread of influenza in the community, as children are often a great transport mechanism of the disease to adults and other children. The CDC believes it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading this fall and winter. In this context, getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever. The CDC recommends that all people 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccine. In an effort to provide vaccinations conveniently, the Platte Medical Clinic will provide vaccines at the Platte-Geddes School on October 12. We will again be using preservative-free vaccine for all children's vaccinations this year. If you would like your child to receive the influenza vaccine on October 12: Please review the attached vaccine information statement carefully. This is yours to keep; you do not need to return it to the school. Complete the consent form and return it to the school by October 12. The Platte Medical Clinic now bills insurance for influenza vaccine. Please include a copy of your insurance card with the consent, if possible. If you are unable to include a copy of the card, please write the insurance number and the name and birthdate of the policyholder on the consent form. If your health insurance does not cover the vaccine at 100%, please check the line marked "health insurance does not pay for vaccines.” If you do not check this line and your insurance does not cover the vaccine at 100%, you will receive a bill for the vaccine or co-pay. The total cost is $40.00 If your child does not have insurance coverage, vaccine is available at no cost for your child through a federal vaccine program. If you have any questions please contact the Platte Medical Clinic at 605-337-1501. Thank you in advance for your help in keeping your child healthy through this challenging year!
2 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Corbin Bogenhagen was nominated for the "Good News Call" by our administrative assistant, Ember Bartles. Ember has noticed that Corbin is extremely helpful in the lunchroom. He has been observed picking up food that has fallen on the floor, even when it is not his own food to pick up. Corbin has also been observed on multiple occasions picking up garbage from the lunchroom floor, even when the garbage is not his to pick up. He is a student who sees what needs to be done, and then he does the job! He lets other students go ahead of him in line when they are putting in their lunch numbers, getting seconds, and chips or a cookie. His classroom teacher, Mrs. Nicole DeVries agrees that Corbin is a great kid who is very deserving of the Good News Call. Thank you Corbin for being a great example of the Panther Way.
2 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
The high school volleyball match scheduled for Thursday against Lyman has been cancelled. The volleyball team will now be traveling to Canistota. The junior varsity game begins at 6:15, with the varsity game to follow.
2 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
The JV and junior high football games scheduled for tomorrow at Lyman have been canceled. A junior high game has been scheduled with TDA-AC/DC in Platte with a 4:30 start. There will not be a JV game.
2 months ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
Kindergarten, here we go....
2 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Kindergarteners ready for the Homecoming Parade on Friday....
2 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Grade 2 is ready for the Homecoming Parade.....
2 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
The First Graders are ready for the Homecoming Parade....."Rock Like the 80's"
2 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Gatlin Doney and Reece Burket were nominated for the Good News Call by Mrs. Amy Rolland. Mrs. Rolland's class left school yesterday and their hallway was left in a mess. The students PE shoes and bags were left on the floor and things were in disarray in their hallway. Gatlin and Reece noticed what had happened and they quickly stepped in and straightened the entire hallway for Mrs. Rolland. That is exactly what we like to see boys, students who notice what needs to be done; and then they step in and do it.....without even being told to do so by a teacher. Thanks for noticing the mess boys and for cleaning it up, even when YOU didn't make the mess. We appreciate the kind and thoughtful gesture! Thanks for being AWESOME, Reece and Gatlin!
3 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Wyatt Greisse was nominated for the Good News Call by Mrs. Knecht. A student was not ready to come in from the recess playground and Wyatt stepped in and assisted Mrs. Knecht by encouraging the student and convincing him it was indeed time to come in. Thank you Wyatt for noticing that Mrs. Knecht needed help and for stepping in and helping her out. I appreciate your help very much and I couldn't have done the task myself!! Thank you for being a great kid, Wyatt!!
3 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
*Thank you to Ashley Frederick and her family for the donation of Tupperware water bottles for students. Through her Tupperware business and other individual donations, she was able to donate three water bottles per elementary classroom. In total, we received over 50 water bottles for student use from Ashley and her family. These water bottles have been distributed to each elementary classroom for teachers to give to students needing a water bottle. We also have several left in the office for student use. *Thank you to the South Dakota National Guard for their donation of water bottles to our students. They have been distributed to students forgetting their watter bottle for the day or needing one for their use. Trust me when I say, we are putting these water bottle donations to very good use.
3 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
*Thank you to our local Modern Woodmen Insurance Office and Lynn Walstad and Marcella Strand for another kind and generous donation to our school. We received six infared thermometers for our use in taking temperatures of ill children and adults in our buildings. We placed these thermometers in both buildings for our use in the continued effort toward student and staff health and wellness. Modern Woodmen Insurance also donated 3 UVC lamps which we will use in our STEAM classroom, overnight and between classes when students and staff are not in the room, to clean and disinfect the shared materials. (According to the US Food and Drug Administration .....UVC radiation is a known disinfectant for air, water, and nonporous surfaces. UVC radiation has effectively been used for decades to reduce the spread of bacteria. For this reason, UVC lamps are often called "germicidal" lamps.)
3 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Dear Platte Geddes Elementary Parents; Next week, September 21-25 is Homecoming here at Platte Geddes Schools. We are celebrating Homecoming with the theme of "Homecoming through the Decades". We will observe the dress up days each day next week with the HS students. We will also take part in the Homecoming Parade on Friday beginning at 10:30 am. Your child's classroom teacher will provide specific information as to their parade theme and student attire. I have listed for you the dress up days as well as our plan for the Homecoming Parade on Friday. Please read the information below and pass along to any other parents you feel may not see this information. As always, we are so thankful for another great week of "in person" school and of continued health. Thank you for sending us such a group of wonderful and joyful children! It is a pleasure to come to work and see them each day! Have a wonderful weekend ahead! Dress Up Days... Monday ~ PJ Day....Students and Staff Members may wear PJ's to School Tuesday ~ Groutfit Day/Hat Day.....Students and Staff Members may wear "all grey outfits" and add a HAT for fun! Wednesday ~ America.....Wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE Thursday ~ Dress in your favorite Decade Apparel Friday ~ Maroon and White ~ Go PANTHERS Homecoming Parade Information..... *The parade will start at 10:30 am. Our students will all walk in the parade. *Our students in grades K-2 will walk a shortened parade route. They will start at Severson Service Station entering the parade between Severson's and the theatre. They will walk to the lot at Stekly Law Office. K-2 students will watch the parade from this lot. We will then have parents who are able to do so, pick up their child following the parade at the Stekly Law Office lot. Please inform your child's teacher if this will NOT work for you. (We will have the Stekly Law Office lot RESERVED for Elementary Students, so please spread the word that we will be using that lot for elementary students.) *Students in grades 3-5 will walk the entire parade route. They will stop along the parade route and watch the parade and then walk back to our north parking lot and be released from school to walk home or be picked up by a parent. Again, please communicate with your child's classroom teacher if you have specific instructions. Please call the office if you have questions about any of our Homecoming plans for next week. Thank you, Jennifer
3 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
Today's middle school volleyball matches against Gregory will be played in the armory gym and the high school team will practice in the multipurpose room.
3 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: September School Board Meeting Time: Sep 15, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/92289311153?pwd=eDROQmk2Wk1LL3JkMHR6ekxoQWZYdz09 Meeting ID: 922 8931 1153 Passcode: 469998 One tap mobile +13462487799,,92289311153#,,,,,,0#,,469998# US (Houston) +16699006833,,92289311153#,,,,,,0#,,469998# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 922 8931 1153 Passcode: 469998 Find your local number: https://sdk12.zoom.us/u/asyYZ5dfQ
3 months ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
Picture re-takes will be held at the Platte Geddes Schools on September 21. If you would like your child to receive re-takes, or if your child did not originally have their photo taken, please plan on September 21 to have a school photo taken. *If you are having your child do a re-take, you must send back the original package of photos. They will be replaced, at no cost to you, with the new re-take photo packet. *If you are placing an "original" or first time order, please let us know and we will get you an envelope order form. You can no longer order on-line and must order through the picture envelopes. We have many available, so please let us know if you need one. Please call us at the school if you have any questions regarding picture re-takes. Thank you!
3 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
The varsity volleyball team will be participating in the Bridgewater-Emery tournament in Emery on Saturday, September 19. More details will be shared when they become available.
3 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Today's middle school volleyball match at AC/DC will begin at 3:45, not 4 pm. The varsity volleyball triangular scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled.
3 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Today's JV and middle school football games against Parkston will begin at 4pm at the Athletic Complex. The JV game will be played first, followed by the middle school game. The middle school football team will travel to Gregory on Thursday, September 17 for a 4 o'clock game against the Gorillas.
3 months ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
We have GOOD NEWS….Ashley Stekly was observed last week showing exceptional kindness and helpfulness to a student needing assistance. Ashley was observed getting a lunch tray, helping with books, and pushing the wheelchair of a student in need. Ashley is such a kind and thoughtful young girl. She is a person who models our Word of the Week of "RESPECT" to others in our school each day. Ashley, thank you for being so kind, thoughtful, and respectful to others.
3 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
The Cross Country meet scheduled for today at Scotland has been postponed until Thursday.
3 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
The junior high football game scheduled for today is Gregory has been postponed.
3 months ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
As an elementary staff, at our first meeting, we agreed to continue the "Good News Calls" this school year. We agreed that with so much negativity going on around us, our kiddos need some positives to look forward to at school. We will have "Good News Calls" and "Shout Outs" for our students; as well as our "Pink Panther Way Positive Notes". I'm happy to report that on Friday, we made our first "Good News Call" of the school year: Holdyn Gallagher earned the Good News Call on Friday. He was nominated for the call by our school counselor, Mrs. Konechne. Holdyn showed great kindness in our lunchroom by grabbing a dish cloth and helping Mrs. K. and Mrs. Knecht wipe lunch tables following elementary lunch. We asked him if he was on “table wiping duty", and he said, “No I’m just helping you wipe the tables.” He helped us wipe all tables; saving us a huge amount of work. He also helped the cooks with the silverware, and then he asked if he could assist with anything else. Thank you Holdyn for making the day easier and brighter for someone else.
3 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
4 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Protect Yourself & Others Against COVID-19 https://www.platte-geddes.k12.sd.us/article/288514?org=pgsd
4 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
The link below will take you to a recording of last night's Return to Learn Plan Presentation. If you have questions regarding the plan, please email the building principals or superintendent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j41C0UFK4Rs&feature=youtu.be
4 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Return to Learn Plan Presentation Information: https://www.platte-geddes.k12.sd.us/article/284859?org=pgsd
4 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Platte-Geddes School District August Board Meeting Time: Aug 10, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88068061305?pwd=OE1Od09ZOTZzUDhTNlVwMGZxS2IxQT09 Meeting ID: 880 6806 1305 Passcode: 3UzPy5
4 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Platte-Geddes School District Special Board Meeting Time: Aug 4, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83220543139?pwd=dUVGMXZwdlJIUCszalF5MzJONy82QT09 Meeting ID: 832 2054 3139 Passcode: 0kVHri
4 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
2020 SENIOR TEA WILL FINALLY TAKE PLACE! 2020 senior girls and their mothers will get a chance to attend the previously postponed Senior Tea on Wednesday, July 29, 4:00 pm, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Invitations to follow.
5 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
2020 SENIOR TEA WILL FINALLY TAKE PLACE! 2020 senior girls and their mothers will get a chance to attend the previously postponed Senior Tea on Wednesday, July 29, 4:00 pm, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Invitations to follow.
5 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
The Platte-Geddes Athletic Complex will be closed until the track resurfacing project has been completed. The estimated completion date is Thursday, July 9. Thank You!
5 months ago, Joel Bailey
Mike Neugebauer
Summer Food Options Please click the link below to see the Summer Food Options for Students https://5il.co/hsrj
5 months ago, Mike Neugebauer
Joel Bailey
Platte-Geddes Weight Room and Gym Use Summer Guidelines: https://www.platte-geddes.k12.sd.us/article/254403?org=pgsd
6 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
6 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
6 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
7 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for May 18-May 20 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8RCHSWD
7 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for May 11-May 15 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GTPT729
7 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
7 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for May 4-May 8 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PNQ5K2R
7 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for April 27-May 1 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W7TLJ36
7 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
7 months ago, Joel Bailey
Mike Neugebauer
Butterbraids! See attached photo! Contact a band member or Mr. Patzlaff before May 4th with your order!! Jeff.Patzlaff@k12.sd.us
8 months ago, Mike Neugebauer
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for April 20-April 24 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FDQSWVW
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
ATTENTION DRIVER EDUCATION STUDENTS AND PARENTS: http://www.platte-geddes.k12.sd.us/article/230901?org=pgsd
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for April 14-April 17 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N9PCBH6
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for April 14-April 17 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N9PCBH6
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
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
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for Monday, April 6: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6SWBYKK
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Survey for April 3 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WJ2YLLZ
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Survey for April 2 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VKSWWRG
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for April 1 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JNJ55ZL
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for 3-31-20 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGXWMLR
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for March 30 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y95LCFM
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
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
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
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
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Breakfast/Lunch Participation Survey for March 25 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6JQNW2S
8 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
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
9 months ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
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.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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!
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Coach Cutler gets in on the action by reading to our students this morning. He even joined in on our "Green Day"..... He is a very good reader and he told our students that you get to be good at reading by practicing reading.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Terrence's Mom came to read..... And Dawson and Kelly......
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
More reading with a 3rd Grade Buddy.....
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Reading with a 3rd Grade Buddy for Dr. Seuss Week.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Weston, Carly, and Sadie reading to the Kindergarten students for Dr. Seuss Week. The students are really enjoying the guest readers.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
More Dr. Seuss Day readers.....Kelby, Eli, and Karsin Kramp reading to our young students for Dr. Seuss Week.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Happy Dr. Seuss Week ..... Today is Read Across America Day celebrated in conjunction with Dr. Seuss's Birthday!! We encourage you to take time today to read with a child or to listen to a child read. Have a wonderful week!
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
9 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
We have a GNC this week going out to Miley Larson. On the recess playground, Miley went out of her way to assist Mrs. Knecht with a student who was running away instead of lining up. She encouraged him to line up, in a kind manner & even offered to race him & it worked.
10 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Our GNC goes to Holdyn Gallagher. Holdyn has been assisting the cooks in the lunchroom, specifically Cindi with carrying the silverware tub. He has taken it upon himself to have the job of silverware tub carrier. Holdyn, your help meant more than you could possibly know to Cindi.
10 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
10 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
10 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
10 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
10 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
On Friday, February 7 we CELEBRATED our 100th Day of School. Our Kindergarten Classrooms had 100 (or more maybe....) pancakes, read books about the 100th day, and celebrated all kinds of 100's. Congratulations to our students and staff members for 100 AWESOME Days of School!!
10 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
The PG Elementary Book Fair is going on today through Thursday! Please stop in today until 5:30 or Wednesday and Thursday after school until 5:00. We look forward to seeing you there!
10 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
10 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Congratulations to Dixsea Voetberg & Jacob Wermers for getting to make a "Good News Call" today. Dixsea & Jacob took time out of their school day & assisted Mrs. Oolman by "secretly" tidying up the classroom. Thank for modeling service to others, kindness, & organization.
10 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
The Parkston Classic basketball games that were scheduled for Saturday, January 18 have been canceled.
11 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Due to potential winter storm, Platte-Geddes Schools will be closed on Friday, January 17.
11 months ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
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.
11 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
The Parkston Classic basketball games scheduled for today, December 30, have been postponed.
11 months ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
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
11 months ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
We offer a very sincere THANK YOU to our very own second grader Beckham Houdeshell and to our local Dollar General store for their "toy drive" boxes. Thanks to the generosity of these people and our local communities, we were able to provide Christmas toys to over 50 children.
11 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
The 6th grade band played Christmas carols for our elementary students on Friday morning. This is a favorite tradition for many of our students and staff members. Great work 6th grade band!! Thank you for sharing your musical talents with our elementary students.
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
5th science fair.....
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
5th science fair
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
5th science fair presentations.....
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
More from the 5th grade science fair.....
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
The 5th graders presented their science fair projects on Friday. Enjoy the photos of some of their projects.
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Karina Taylor showed KINDNESS to friends. She had the ball & a chance to get a runner out in recess kickball. Instead, she let him get to base. Her teammates said, Karina, you should have gotten him out. She replied, "He always gets out, I wanted him to run the bases this time.”
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Here they are...grades K-4 hard at work at Operetta Practice. Dress rehearsal is today & our two Christmas Operetta Performances will be tomorrow at 2 and 7. Seating will be FULL. Following the 2:00 performance, parents may pick up their children in their elementary classrooms.
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
5th and Kindergarten reading buddies built gingerbread houses today. Enjoy the photos of their work......
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
PAL Christmas party photos.....
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
More photos from the PAL Christmas party.
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
The PAL program had their Christmas party tonight!!
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Stacey Larson
Congratulations to our two State Oral Interpretation Superior Winners, Abby VandenBerge and Leah DeHaan at the 2019 State OI Competition this last weekend in Yankton. The team of Abby and Leah also won the Team Excellence Award. They are pictured with their coach, Mrs. Teresa Nelson.
12 months ago, Stacey Larson
Stacey Larson
The Platte-Geddes JH and HS students and staff competed in a penny war collecting close to $500. The money collected allowed the students to send 21 boxes full of christmas cards and goodies to a SD National Guard Unit stationed overseas, to thank them for their service.
12 months ago, Stacey Larson
Jennifer Knecht
Mrs. Mills nominated Rylan Burket for the GNC for showing kindness in the STEAM room. Rylan volunteered to wash the paint brushes and pallets for Mrs. Mills so she could help the other students with their projects. Thanks for modeling service to others and kindness, Rylan!
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Berklee Veurink received the GNC for always being willing to help her friends, even if it means stopping an activity that she herself enjoys, according to her teacher, Mrs. Sandy DuFrain. Thanks for modeling kindness and service to others, Berklee.
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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.
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
We have some "Elfing" going on at Platte Geddes Elementary. Check out the photos of Mrs. DuFrain's second grade class enjoying the "Elf Ornaments" they were given by Mrs. Frandsen's second grade class. Each child decorated and personalized their ornament.
12 months ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Shay Petersen & Jameson Leader were nominated for the GNC by our custodian, Mike Anderson. Mike had a lot of shoveling to do around the school building. After school on Monday, Jameson & Shay each grabbed a shovel and helped Mike clear snow from our sidewalks for over an hour.
almost 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
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!
about 1 year ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
Platte-Geddes Schools will dismiss at 12:22 on Tuesday, November 26 and there will be no school on Wednesday, November 27.
about 1 year ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
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 joel.bailey@k12.sd.us
about 1 year ago, Joel Bailey
Joel Bailey
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!
about 1 year ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
On World KINDNESS Day, yesterday, it was only appropriate that we had a KINDNESS GNC. Jace Vigoren received the GNC for showing exceptional kindness to another small child at recess. She was asking for a push on a swing, and before a teacher arrived Jace began pushing her.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Siena Settles earned the GNC this week. Mrs. K stated this, "EVERY time I see Siena she shares a smile & a kind word" Siena is often heard giving students & teachers compliments & is always willing to help others.Thank you Sienna for showing such sincere kindness to others.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Stacey Larson
PGHS Staff got into the Halloween spirit last week.
about 1 year ago, Stacey Larson
Jennifer Knecht
Cambree Foxley earned a GNC this week. Cambree was nominated by her sub Katy Duffy, stating, "Cambree has been so helpful to me. She models to her classmates how to work quietly & listen, and is respectful to everyone. She has a positive attitude and is willing to help everyone."
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
The teachers and paraprofessionals at Platte Geddes Elementary dressed as Emojis. We had a Black Panther and Cookie Monster in the mix as well! The kids of course looked fabulous! Halloween was a success!!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
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.
about 1 year ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
More pumpkin photos for the Elementary Student Council Fundraiser.....
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
The Platte Geddes Elementary Student Council Members are hosting a "Pumpkin" Fundraiser. You can "vote" by putting money in the envelope of your favorite decorated pumpkin. The pumpkins were decorated by each class during STEAM.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
On Friday, our 1/2 Day Kindergarten Students visited the Platte Volunteer Fire Department. October is Fire Prevention Month. Enjoy the photos of the kids learning about fire prevention.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Students at Platte Geddes Elementary heard the message of Kansas and Kyal Middletent today during an assembly. The assembly was held in honor of Native American Day and National Bullying Prevention Month. Students learned the importance of the Golden Rule and Kindness to others.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Tate was nominated for the GNC by his teacher, Mrs. Sandy DuFrain. Tate noticed that one of his classmates was having a tough time, so Tate kindly offered to assist her. Then, Mrs. DuFrain forgot something and Tate told her, "That's ok, you have a lot to do!" How very KIND.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
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
about 1 year ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
Norris Maydew, was nominated for the "GNC" by his teacher, Mrs. Daum. Norris often asks his classmates if he can assist them in finishing up problems they are stuck on. Norris is often observed showing great kindness to his classmates and others throughout his school day.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
Platte-Geddes Schools are dismissing at 12:45 today, Thursday, October 10.
about 1 year ago, Joel Bailey
Jennifer Knecht
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.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
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 joel.bailey@k12.sd.us
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
GNC...Allison was nominated by her teacher, Mrs. Frandsen. On Thursday of last week, Allison earned a “Pop” from her teacher for a perfect score on her spelling test. Instead of keeping the pop for herself, she gave it to a friend to enjoy. Way to model THE Golden Rule, Allison!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Congratulations to Boady Smit, our GNC. Boady was nominated by his teacher, Mrs. Nelson, for being kind and patient with his Kindergarten Buddy! Thanks Boady for showing kindness to our "Littles", for being patient with their learning, and for modeling to them The Panther Way!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Monte Perry has earned a "Good News Call of the Week". Monte let a friend use his own shoes for PE when he didn’t have any to wear. Instead of not being able to participate, his friend got to was able to because of Monte’s kindness. Monte's teacher noticed his kind deed.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
More from 5th grade science class....
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
In science class today, our 5th graders were challenged to discover how to get an object to launch 5 feet at a target. See photos showing them hard at work.....
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Dominick Schoenrock is the Good News Call of the Week. Mrs. Neuman nominated Dominick for being so helpful in the first grade classroom. When Mrs. Neuman dropped something on the floor, Dom jumped right up and out of his seat to assist her with the cleanup. Awesome work, Dom!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Joel Bailey
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
about 1 year ago, Joel Bailey
Stacey Larson
September 17th the juniors and seniors attended a college fair held at Dakota Wesleyan University. The students also attend a career fair hosted by Mitchell Technical Institute. The day concluded with tours of Mitchell Technical Institute or Dakota Wesleyan University.
about 1 year ago, Stacey Larson
Stacey Larson
Platte-Geddes staff held a tailgate supper for the Burke School District after a tornado had devastating effects on their school facilities. Thanks to our communities, we were able to raise $3160, and present a check to the Burke School District at last night's volleyball game.
about 1 year ago, Stacey Larson
Jennifer Knecht
Sweet little Eden Kramp is pictured making our GNC to her Dad. Eden was nominated for showing kindness to students in her classroom and for always being willing to help other children. She is a very kind little girl and is especially kind to those needing a little extra help.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
More First Graders decorating the banner for the football team.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Our First Graders decorated a banner for the HS Football team to run through on Friday evening for their game. They also decorated the sidewalks for the Homecoming festivities. Thank you First Graders for getting into the Platte Geddes Black Panther Homecoming Spirit!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Kolton Dykshorn is our first "GNC of the Week". Kolton was playing a game with friends, when a disagreement between a couple of students took place. Kolton separated the students and helped them come to a friendly and appropriate resolution. "Way to be a great problem solver!"
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
A few more tourists......
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Spotted a few tourists today at Platte Geddes Elementary
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
Platte Geddes Elementary Teachers are into the spirit of "tourist day" with their Tacky Tourist Day outfits!
about 1 year 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."
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year 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!!
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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."
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Knecht
Jennifer Knecht
What will we find inside our STEAM Room this school year?
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
about 2 years ago, Joel Bailey