District News: BOE Report, Week of Oct. 16, 2017

Community Meetings
The Pleasant Hill R-III School District is inviting the community to participate in meetings designed to assist in looking for ideas and strategies for a long range facility plan. Local citizens are invited to attend one of three community-wide opportunities scheduled from 6:30-7:30pm Tuesday, October 24 at the Pleasant Hill Middle School Library; 7:30-8:30pm, Wednesday, November 1 at the Pleasant Hill Elementary School Dome and 6:30-7:30pm, Thursday, November 9 at the Pleasant Hill Primary School Gym. Please join us as we continue to plan and would truly appreciate your input.

 

Academic Letters presented to 192 HS students
This Fall, one hundred ninety two (192) High School, students were presented Academic Letters on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Former PHHS graduate, Natalie Gorman Burris was the guest speaker.
To earn an academic letter, a student must earn a 3.5 or better GPA (grade point average) for the school year.

Earning academic letters were:
Sophomores
Logan Bailey, Brandon Baker, Jackson Barnes, Ethan Beagle, Mariah Brattin, Collin Brockman, Jasmine Brown, Patrick Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Kylie Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Mitchell Coon, Catherine Davis, Austin Dinges, Desmond Ewing, Hunter Fannin, Jacey Faust, Rebecca Goble, Tanner Graves, Jaden Greenwood, Deidra Gross, Jeffrey Hatfield, Esabel Helgren, Lucas Henley, Jordan Hoerl, Angeleena Hook, Natalie Hopkins, Shyann Jellison, Ashlynn Keilholz, Emily Kerchner, Kolton Kincaid, Blaine Kleyh, Ramsey Kohler, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Bethan Larkins, Jagger Lawler, Dayton Little, Austin Long, Julia Longmeyer, Ethan Longo, Michael Maasen, Alyssa Math, Hailey McCommon, Angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Aidan Parker, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Garrett Pierce, Isabella Raysik, Jayden Reyes, Abigale, Rice, Kyleigh Roe, Madison Roeder, Simon Scott, Caleb Shepard, Dawson Sivils, Morgan Smith, Parker Snow, Nicole South, Justin Spiwak, Megan Swinney, Cole Swofford, Sayler Todd, Margaret Tribble, Miguel Venegas, Sarah Watson, Brylee Wells, Rileigh West, Alec Wheeler, Alexis White, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams, Samantha Woods

Juniors
1st year – Mariah Dryer, Hannah Glass, Mitchell Hayes, Madison Mason, Lyndsey Spiwak
2nd Year – Jeffrey Aguilar, Daniel Albin, Andrea Allen, Christian Atkins, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Marissa Bowman, Sierra Bowman, Wyatt Bramwell, Averee Brattin, Sydney Bunch, Kennedy Burton, Wesley Butler, Aaron Chen, Joel Conway, Zoe Crockett, Dawson Ferdig, Faith Griggs, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, McKenna Hanover, Reagan Harrison, Sophia Harvey, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Gabriel Hodge, Shelby Jack, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Emma Marshall, Sarah Morris, Emma Mueller, Maragh Newberry, William Pryor, Avery Quilter, Ali Ray, Grace Riley, Garrett Schick, Keegan Slaughter, Stewart Watson, Benjamin Yoder, Paige Zieman, Saylor Zurcher

Senior
1st year – Jared Clapp
2nd Year – Emma Braley, Savannah Demeyer, Noah Descombes, Lillian Harlan, Layla Heritage, Evan Jacobs, Savannah Long, Saisha Morgan, Tori Parrott
3rd Year – Jordan Anderson, Mackenzie Beaman, Breann Bisonnette, Anna Boehm, Samara Bruno, Brooke Cash, Levi Cohen, Andrew Conway, Alyssa Coon, Kacie Creighton, Michael Denney, Rachel Denney, Matthew Dobson, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Brett Greufe, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Nathaniel Holmes, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Eric Humphrey, Grace Keilholz, Skyler Kirchhofer, Keith Lapee, Victoria Long, Ashley McClenahan, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Grace Montag, Alexander Moore, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Alexandrea Pierce, Thomas Puffett, Kylee Reeves, Madison Roach, Johana Rosas, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, David Shanks, Derek Smith, Dale Snider, Robert Stone, Chance Sullivan, Tanner Todd, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley, Tori Young

 

District News, BOE Report Week of Oct. 2, 2017

Parade Route:
1. Line up in front of the High School or the Sports Complex.
2. The parade will turn left at the three way stop and pass in front of the Middle School.
3. The parade will continue down Myrtle to Lake Street, left on Lake Street.
4. The parade will continue through downtown will end in front of the police station.
5. Participants who need to return to High School or the Sports Complex will take Broadway to cross 7 Hwy and return to High School or Sports Complex.

 

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NOTIFICATION OF PROPORTIONATE SHARE MEETING
The Pleasant Hill School District Department of Special Services will host an informational session for parents of Parentally-Placed Private School Students, which includes children in private, parochial, and home schools, living within the district boundaries. This meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in the Office of Special Services, 1301 Myrtle (Middle School Building), Pleasant Hill, MO.

The purpose of this meeting is to describe the identification process and special education services. Please contact the Department of Special Education for additional information. Contact information is located on the home page.

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The Pleasant Hill R-III School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.

The Pleasant Hill R-III School District  assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.

The Pleasant Hill R-III School District  assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The Pleasant Hill R-III School District  has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed at the district’s administration office at 1301 Myrtle, Pleasant Hill, MO. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Office Phone: 816-540-4700

This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.


 

Staff vacancies and reassignments within the district have allowed thirty two new staff members to join the district this fall. 

Primary School
Bringing 24 years of experience to the District, Sherry Helus will serve as Principal. Last year, she was an elementary principal in Topeka, KS and prior to that she served as a principal in Marysville, KS. She has 19 years of experience in the classroom teaching Kindergarten, 3rd & 4th grade and Title 1 Reading. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Educational Administration / Leadership from the Kansas State University.

Kelly Bradbury will serve as the Childcare Director. She brings 15 years of experience with Early Childhood Education to the Pleasant Hill School District. Most recently, she was a member / manager of a new residential real estate investment company, Shining Light Properties. She has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Gateway Technical College.

A past graduate, Victoria Caskey will bring experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She will serve as a Speech Language Pathologist. For the past year, she served as a Speech teacher for the Sherwood School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Arts in Communication Disorder from Truman State University.

Bringing 10 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, Lesley Noland will serve as a 2nd grade teacher. For the past two years she has been a substitute for the district. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Missouri and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University.

A PHHS graduate, Kala Randol will serve as a 2nd grade teacher. She completed her student teaching at the Pleasant Hill Primary School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Central Missouri and a certification in Missouri Early Childhood Education.

After serving as a substitute for the Primary and Middle Schools for the past three years, Cerine Proudfit will serve as a Co-Teacher. She was an 8th grade English Language Arts CWC / Self-contained teacher for the Lee’s Summit School District for 5 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education / Learning disabilities from Northwest Missouri State University.

Elementary School
Bringing two years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, Kelsey Black will serve as a Speech Language Pathologist. She was a Speech teacher with the Hickman Mills School District. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Speech Communication from the Southern Illinois University and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Rockhurst University.

After serving as a long term 4th grade substitute, Morgan Boley will serve as 3rd grade teacher. For the past three years, she was a Bank Teller for Pinnacle Bank in Lake Lotawana. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and certification in Elementary Education from the University of Central Missouri.
 
Candice Burnett, will serve as a Secretary. For the past seven years, she has worked at Summit Pointe Elementary in the Lee’s Summit School District, as an Attendance Secretary, Library Clerk and Resource Aide.

Jessica Cagle will serve as a 3rd grade teacher and will bring 5 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She was a Learning Mentor with the Belton School District, this past year. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas State University and a Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction from Emporia State University.

Cortney Moreno will serve as a Paraprofessional. She was a Human Resource Manager for the MO Department of Agriculture in Jefferson City, MO

Intermediate School
Jessica Evans will serve as a 5th grade teacher. For the past 7 years, she was a 4th grade teacher for Salem Upper Elementary School in the Salem School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Art in Curriculum & Instruction-Elementary Education.

After completing her student teaching with the Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School, Jennifer Moore will serve as a 5th grade teacher. She brings 4 years of experience as a substitute to the Pleasant Hill School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Missouri.

In his first year of teaching, Austin Welhoff will serve as a Vocal Music teacher. He completed his student teaching at Moreland Ridge Middle School and Voy Spears Elementary School in Blue Springs. He was a Music Theory and Aural Training Tutor at University of Central Missouri. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Central Missouri. 

Middle School
After completing her student teaching with the Grain Valley School District, Adrian Ortner, will serve as Special Services teacher. She’s been a substitute teacher in the Grain Valley, Hickman Mills, Lee’s Summit and Center School Districts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, concentration in Special Education from Graceland University and certification in Missouri Early Childhood Education in Elementary Education and Mild / Moderate K-12 Cross Categorical Special Education.

Bringing 8 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill District, Kate Zrust will serve as a Vocal Music teacher. She was the Director of Choirs for the Wakulla County Schools for the past 3 years. She holds a  Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in Music Education.

High School
In her first year of teaching, Cassandra Corson will serve as a Science teacher. She completed her student teaching this past Spring with the Pleasant Hill School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science  in Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences with emphasis in Atmospheric Science and is currently finishing her Masters Degree in Secondary Education  from the University of Central Missouri.
Bringing 6 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, Michelle Cronin will serve as a Paraprofessional. She taught Special Education – Behavior Disorders for Sioux City Community School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Boise State University.

Celia Davidson will serve as an Assistant Principal and will bring 11 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She was a Science and Agriculture teacher and she also assisted the administration with the supervision of extracurricular activities at Holden High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and a Master of Science in School Administration from the University of Central Missouri.

After serving as a substitute for Pleasant Hill High School, Brad Ditty will join the staff and serve as a Paraprofessional. For the past two years, he’s assisted student athletes with injury prevention, emergency care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, after school, as the districts primary athletic trainer.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from University of Central Missouri and a Master of Science in Health Physical Education and Recreation from Emporia State University.

Bringing 9 years of experience to the School District, Kevin Greer will serve as a Special Services teacher.  He was an In School Suspension Teacher and Summer School Health Teacher for the Lee’s Summit School District. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from University of Central Missouri, Master of Arts in Education and Master of Science in School Leadership from Baker University.

After completing her student teaching with Raytown High School, Danielle Martin will serve as an English Language Arts teacher.  This past Spring, she was an ELA teacher with Raytown South Middle School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Missouri State University.

Judy Meyer will serve as a Business Marketing teacher and will bring 17 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She was a Business Education teacher and Business Department Chair with the Warrensburg School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Education, from the University of Central Missouri.

John Unrein will serve as a Social Studies teacher and will bring 9 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. Last year he was a Middle School Social Studies teacher with the Grain Valley School District. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Missouri State University as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master in Education Administration. 

District
Bringing 17 years of experience, Dr. Steven Meyers will serve as the Deputy Superintendent for the Pleasant Hill School District. His experience includes High School Principal, Director of Facilities, Executive Director of Operations in addition to four years of teaching experience as a business teacher. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Baker University and an Educational Specialist and Educational Doctorate from Saint Louis University.

Bringing 25 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, David Taylor will serve as the Director of Facilities.  For the past 7 years, he was the Carpenter Shop Supervisor with the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Prior to that, he served as a carpenter and head custodian.

A past graduate, Benjamin Anderson will serve as a Desktop Technician and  will bring 3 years of experience to the District  He was a General Clerk with FCi Federal. He received an Associates Degree in Network Administration from State Fair Community College.

Dani Borchert will serve as a Custodian.  She previously worked at Hampton Inn in Blue Springs, MO.

Carole Markey will serve as Desktop Technician and bring more than 30 years of experience working in a computer lab network environment.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from University of Missouri – Columbia.

Jessica Taber will serve as a Bookkeeper for the District. She was a Department of Special Education Secretary with the Harrisonville School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Writing & Communications from the Missouri State University.

Jeanne Thomas will serve as a Special Services Process Coordinator. She will bring two years of experience as a process coordinator and ten years of experience as a special education teacher to the Pleasant Hill School District. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Missouri. 

Cara Townsend will serve as the Accounts Payable Bookkeeper. For the past two years, she worked at Travelers Insurance as an Inside Auto Claim Adjuster and prior to that, she was a shift manager for Panera Bread. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from University of Central Missouri.

 

District News: BOE Report, Summer School June 2, 2017

 

Honor Roll
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (GPA) for second semester.

Elementary School
Second Quarter
3rd Grade
Morgan Anspaugh, Luke Bailey, Aiden Ben, Dawson Blackburn, Aidan Boardman, Brittney Boileau, Mylie Bracken, Lillian Brock, Taylor Brown, Faith Bryant, Lily Burns, Kale Bush, Kendall Cantwell, Aiden Carey, Gracie Champion, Michael Coe, Kyle Coillot, Cannon Cooper, Sydnie Cotter, Alexis Crawford, Charlotte Creach, Caden Cross, Lauren Cross, Kiernan Cummungs, Star Davis, Angelica Day, Haley Dimarco, Amery Dirck, Delaney Duncan, Alyssa Faucette, Jordon Ferrell, Willa Franklin, Isaiah Fuller, Juridia Garcia, Alison Gentry, Davin Gilsdorf, Ryder Halfmann, Alex Harrison, Rowen Hays, Ava Heenan, Cynthia Hernandez, Emry Hesterberg, Lydia Hull, Payton Gibson, Abby Hutzell, Elyanna Jensen, Samuel Jerabek, Caden Johnson, Emma Keisacker, Cole Ketchum, William Gabe Kohler, Kaitlyn Korch, Kaden Kornis, Collin Larrabee, Chase Lentz, Ketelyn Leyda, Preston Little, Hailee Lloyd, Lilliana Long, Jakoby Long, Grace Martin, McKayla Massey, Madalyn McCormick, Payton Michael, Allison Moreno, Jace Nelson, Anastasia Nickols, Raquel Park, Mia Parker, Sydney Perkins, Ella Plasse, Chaise Powers, Kalynn Price, Daxton Quilter, Adam Rice, Jackson Rice, Sawyer Richcreek, Jordyn Richey, Kyler Wallace-Riley, Jordan Ruckdeschel, Isaiah Rusk, Andrew Shimel, Autumn Smith, Ava Snead, Hannah Talbot, Cody Taylor, Avery Vander Veen, Jasper Vescovi, Hunter Walker, Joshua Watters, Tyler Weiss, Maisy Whistle, Ella Williams, Elizabeth Wood, Adaline Worsley

4th Grade
Leann Adkins, Cooper Aldrige, Wrigley Anderson, Kevin Argo, Nathan Armstrong, Von Barnaby, Anna Beatty, Brooke Beck, Kadin Bennett, Kiarah Blation, Addison Bracken, Lane Bracken, Alexis Brotherton, Makenzie Brown, Joby Bysor, Ella Cline, Ella Crain, Aaron Creach, Blaire Curdy, Caitlyn Curtis, Skylar Cyr, Sarah Davis, Ryan Doolittle, Brody Driver, Jameson Duncan, Liam Elkins, Chloe Elliot, Jack Ervin, Caleb Fisher, Leanna Gentry, Kordell George, Mason Gibbons, Josie Gladieux, Elias Gomez, Hunter Gray, Chaney Gray, Draven Haegdorens, Carter Hammond, Garrison Hartsell, Riley Hays, Kyden Heuwinkel, Carter Hodson, Breannan Johnson, Noah Keisacker, Isabella Keitzmann, Cooper Kent, Haley Kenyon, Lillian Kenyon, Jordan Kenyon, Kamia Kirkland, Charlie Kitchell, Emma Kitchell, Sidney Koehler, Tanna Kreisel, Brayden Lango, Emily Layton, Stephen Longfellow, Bailey Lowe, Peyton Madison, Ava Martinez, Laney McDaniel, Ava Meade, Lia Meeks, Hailey Melcher, Addilyn Miller, Brooks Miller, Aiden Minor, Jon Mooneyham, Sophia Moran, Parker Morrison, Wyatt Newman, Reed Noland, Connie Ouyang, Addison Owen, Aliceyn Patterson, Jacob Petrowsky, Ashlyn Piburn, Haidyn Pike, Chasen Quilter, Addison Ralston, Jaron Reyes, Zachary Rinker, Brady Roe, Ava Rogers, Benjamin Romi, Jackson Ryan, Bryson Saucerman, Ryan Schaller, Amelia Scrogham, Addison Secrist, Alexander Servos, Ella Shaffer, Addisen Shaw, Olivia Shipley, Zane Shouse, Kaelyn Skivers, Hanna Snow, Mason Snow, Jessica St. John, Colin Stansbury, Jaidyn Tabony, Kasyn Tevis, Alana Thelin, Aaron Thielen, Braxton Thompson, Kennady Thornsberry, Addison Tippie, Karsyn Todd, Garrison Tweedie, Caia Underwood, Azasay Vanzant, Presley Walter, Christopher Watters, Nikki Wayne, Reese Weber, Lola Whistle, Shannon Williamson, Tyne Wilson

Intermediate School
5th Grade – Superintendent’s
Jack Ailshire, Jackson Akin, Camden Anderson, Cameron Barnes, Reagan Beaman, Ellie Beck, Caissa Bink, Halie Boardman, Leyla Carrera, Quynn Collins, Andrew Cordray, Eason Cotter, Alexander Curry, Bo Daniel Reagan Donovan, Ryan Ervin, Delanee Gilsdorf, Ryan Golden, Oswaldo Gomez, Campbell Gregory, Grant Hardin, Jacob Harmon, Bardy Hughes, Carter Hull, Kaylyn Isaman, Dylan Jackson, Westyn Jensen, Alexis Jones, Meriah Kates, Colin Kiger, Hannah Kleyh, Allie Klockenga, Sean Kohler, Brett Larrabee, Addison Lentz, Jude Marconett, Devin McClenahan, Grace McCommon, Amelia Mooneyham, Payton Moore, Natalie Morris, Landon Moutray, Talan Nicholas, Maria Ore, Rylee Perkins, Madison Powers, Aubrey Rouna-Magill, Jadyn Ryan, Nmara Shouse, Jackson Shuler, Abbigail Smith, Addison Smith, Joshua Lane Snyder, Grayson Sudduth, Cater Szajnuk, Owen Thornberry, Nevaeh Walker, Lauren Weiss, Abygail Widhalm, Victoria Wilson, Mya Wise, Makynna Woods

6th Grade – Superintendent’s
Kelsey Baker, Jolyn Blake, Calli Bloom, Corina Brockman, Brenden Bunch, Chloe Clapp, Grayce Clark, Aryana DeVault, Cooper Divine, Kathryn Dummer, Samuel Ewing, Serentiy Ford, Madison Franklin, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Carissa Ginther, Taliya Guenther, Katherine Hamilton, Jacob Hanes, Riley Hawkins, Jakob Hurd, James Dylan Kauffman, Reagan Kimrey, Emma Kleyh, Avery Lawrence, Lydia Mannino, Caleb Martin, Katherine Meiries, James Mooneyham, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Ryan Murray, Jesse Ouyang, Quincy Payne-Thornton, Brielle Quilter, Alena Scrogham, Chase Underwood, Taylor Vaughn, Kirsten Vestal, Emma Young

5th Grade – Principal’s
Macee Adams, Taylor Adams, Brooklyn allen, Pwen Avery, Douglas Barnes, Lydia Bears, David Cole Betts, Ella Betts, Olivia Boynton, Matthew Brown, Brayden Bush, Micjael Bysor, Casey Carey, Liam Cox, Xavier Creighton, Mallory Crooks, Ashley Curry, Darian Alex Dirck, Teigan Eaton, Brandon Enriquez, Jackson Ewing, Cory German, Regan Goshorn, Randel Graham, Troy Gustin, Trinity Halfmann, Gabriela Hanes, Addison Hauck, Anna Hays, Aaron Horkay, Jason Huffman, Hunter Jewell, Brayden Klotz, Jack Brody Kohler, Jadien Little, Gwendolin Long, Jordan Lysinger, John Mann, Katrina McDonald, Madison McKee, Addison Meeks, Aiden Meeks, Aspen Milbrandt, Dakota Miller, Weston Miller, Noah Moreno, Allison Oliver, Ariana Poss, Isabel Ross, Alexia Schilling, Maggie Spears, Carly Stout, Madalyn Stranckmeyer, Kylie Sullivan, Isabelle Talbot, Ximena Venegas, Jackson Vescovi, Gabriel Vincent, Addey Wade, Phoenix Werner, Jessica Young

6th Grade – Principal’s
Joslyn Allen, Cody Ammerman, Jonah Anderson, Bryden Bass, Jordan Benson, Richard Brattin, Peyton Brunell, Raelynn Carter, Ayden Cline, Jay Cooper, David Duncan, Emma Dutcher, Makayla Faust, Cooper Fellers, Lawson Gonzalex, Tristin Gower, Abigail Graham, Ema Graham, Aaron Hawley, Mason Hicks, Hayden Hornbostel, Ayden Jackson, Nathan Kobie, Cheyenne Maasen, Bethany Markham, Mia Meuschke, Braidy Moore, Skylar Poss, Emela Proudfit, Alicia Quinn, Haley Ross, Shannon Ruckman, Brooke Shifflett, Sam Slaughter, Kole Starlin, Cooper Sullivan, Justin Wasson, Destiny Weber, Emileigh West, Alyssa Wiggins, Alec Williams, Madison Wilson

5th Grade – Honor Roll
Jordan Barwick, Alex Bell, Abrien Bowman, Cole Bracken, Chase Brattin, Maci Brinkoetter, Hilary Brown, Landon Brunner, Connor Cahill, Stephanie Cornwell, Tristin D’Ambra, Hunter Durden, Megan Eldridge, Hunter Hill, Korie Jenkins, Izabella Keil, Jayden Kenyon, Lauren Kidwell, Cooper Killian, Trevor Lamborn, Brayden Mahany, Lucas Mannino, Bradley Marshall, Jose Olvera, Cayden Orrick, Matthew Reynolds, Sheldon Robb, Brendan Ruckdeschel, Cody Strailey, Lucas Thompson, Makaylah Turner, Genna Tweedie, Mason Tye, Izabella Vavra, Elizabeth Vohs, Avery White, Joseph Williams, Tyler Wise

6th Grade – Honor Roll
Evan Alesi, Trenton Allen, Ella Bears, Ryan Canaan, Mavrick Crider, Keely Crownover, Alyssa Dinges, Samuel Wyatt Edwards, Megan Elam, Curtis Frye, Terrance Fuller, Oscar Garcia, Lydia Gentry, James Ryan Gladieux, Ava Goodrich, Lillian Gross, Steven Guynn, Ethan Hesterberg, Alexzander Hill, Jude Hoffman, Rylee Huslig, Wesley Irwin, McKenna Kaps, Gracie Layton, Noah Lewis, Jacob Liley, Nicholas Linthicum, Carly Long, Madalynn McCannon, Samuel McDowell-Driskell, Isabella Noel, Keaton Odel, Audrey Perkins, Grant Reeves, Jozlyine Rivera, Easton Roe, Payton Schuman, Elliot Shull, Brynden Smith, Jordon Smith, Samantha Smith, Hannah South, Nathan Swilley, Logan TaylorRaegan Watterson, Silas Wixom, Kaden Young

Middle School
7th Grade – Superintendent’s
Walker Aldridge, Caitlyn Allen, Isabel Bakken, Marko Brendenhand, Riley Cole, Madalynn Fatino, Kiley Faust, Bella Jensen, Cheyann Johnson, Molli Johnson, Abigail Kindt, Nina Lapee, Morgan Lassiter, Jesse Matthes, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Victoria Nickols, Ryan Perisho, Delaney Schuller, Jaydon Shuler, Olivia Toler, David Vaughan, Trey Widhalm, Sarah Wilhoit, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods

8th Grade – Superintendent’s
Jesse Ailshire, Aidan Amor, Joshua Anderson, Jenna Avery, Drake Beaman, Chanie Campbell, Madison Copowycz, Angel Cordray, Bella Danner, Nelson Descombes, Canton Elliott, Landon Fatino, Aislee Gonzalez, Paige Gustin, Connor Hardin, Hannah Joyce, Claire Kenyon, Emily Kerbs, Brock Koehler, Gabrielle Lopez, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Makayla McClenahan, Evan Miller, Ashton Morris, Dylan Orpin, Isabelle Proudfit, Tera Reberry, JR Tabony, Olivia Trask, Riley Vaughn, Tobin Wise, Addison Zurcher

7th Grade – Principal’s
Averi Allen, Kelly anderson, Isaac Bledsoe, Tayler Bowers, Marsa Brendel, Bailey Burnett, Kaidence Cleveland, Mazlyn Collins, Lexie Danner, Barrett Darrah, Kennedy Donovan, Cason Driver, Jordan Fisher, Paige Fisher, Dharma Gilsdorf, Sophia Gregory, Elizabeth Hawkins, Robert Jobe, Clayton Kohler, Wyatt Leyda, kylie Lloyd, Mine Maree, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Zachary Redwine, Elizabeth Sudduth

8th Grade – Principal’s
Owen Bailey, Karis Bloom, Allee Brattin, Brooklyn Chambers, Paige Cottrell, Jaxton Dinges, Jadyn Dowdy, Caroline Duensing, Kaylee Hawley, Charlie Heritage, Emma Johnson, Ashlyn Long, Elizabeth May, Madelyn Nelson, Zion Patterson, Sydney Peters, Jackson Petersen, Alexandria Redwine, Abigail Ring, Jessica Ross, Regan Shouse, Averie Snyder, Jack Snyder, Kaemyn Stidham, Austin Walker, Alexia Werner, Alyssa Ziegelbein

7th Grade – Regular
Sofia Abney, Leandro Adkins, George Arbuckle, Madison Blevins, Lane Brattin, Lillie Burgess, Kotton Crawford, Madelyn Davis, Brooke Devaul, Samantha Fenton, Peyton Franklin, Josephine Gomez, Serenity Heuwinkel, Hayden Hocker, TJ Horkay, Carmen Kidwell, Logan Leiker, Alexis Little, Logan Mann, Liam McCall, Jadyn Medlock, Seth Moreno, Duncan Perkins, Noah Riley, Johnathan Rivera, Keagan Roeder, Gavin Rogers, Rayne Rusk, Landon Schlueter, Carissa Smith-Neely, Alyssa Williams

8th Grade – Regular
Kale Bakken, Mattie Bracken, Evan Burns, Victoria Cain, Joliana Canaan, Mackenzie Carlile, John Carter, Kimberly Caswell, Gavin Chace, Carson Dummer, Harlee Fenton, Elijah Fondren, Gissell Garcia, Alex Good, Landon Gray, Silas Gray, Marissa Helms, Emily Hill, Destiny homan, Eugene Horkay, Michelle Kramer, Taylor Kreisel, Emma Lapee, Wyatt Lawrence, Marissa McCormick, Madalynne Ohler, Topher Oliver, Joseph Ore, Anna Rogers, Cailtyn Rogers, Tyler Rowe, Aidan Rusk, Aubrey Scott, Philip Servos, Bryona Smith, Robert Summers, Alaina Umscheid, Mason Winfree

High School
Superintendent’s
9th Grade – Logan Bailey, Collin Brockman, Jacey Faust, Jordan Hoerl, Cole Swofford, Rachel Wilhoit, Lucas Henley, Ethan Longo, Alyssa Math, Aidan Moore, Samantha Woods

10th Grade  - Sydney Bunch, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Sarah Morris, Garrett Schick, Benjamin Yoder

11th Grade  - Levi Cohen, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlin Evans, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Nathaniel Holmes, Eric Humphrey, Skyler Kirchhofer, Ashley McClenahan, Madison Roach, Johana Rosas, Chance Sullivan

12th Grade – Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Noah Campbell, Rachel Dustman, Olivia Ferdig, Kaley Hays, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Hannah McCommon, James McGovney, Drake Sivils, Jessica Turner, Courtney Wesemann, Evan Williams, Luella Yoder

Principal’s
9th Grade – Brandon Baker, Jackson Barnes, Ethan Beagle, Mariah Brattin, Jasmine Brown, Patrick Brunell, Ethan Campell, Kylie Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Mitchell Coon, Catherine Davis, Austin Dinges, Desmond Ewing, Hunter Fannin, Rebecca Goble, Tanner Graves, Jaden Greenwood, Deidra Gross, Jeffrey Hatfield, Esabel Helgren, Paige Hicks, Angeleena Hook, Natalie Hopkins, Shyann Jellison, Ashlynn Keilholz, Emily Kerchner, Kolton Kincaid, Blaine Kleyh, Ramsey Kohler, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkins, Jagger Lawler, Dayton Little, Austin Long, Julia Longmeyer, Hailey McCommon, Angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Aidan Parker, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Garrett Pierce, Haley Pierce, Isabella Raysik, Jayden Reyes, Abigale Rice, Kyleigh Roe, Simon Scott, Caleb Shepard, Carson Shoop, Dawson Sivils, Morgan Smith, Parker Snow, Nicole South, Justin Spiwak, Megan Swinney, Sayler Todd, Margaret Tribble, Miguel Venegas, Sarah Watson, Brylee Wells, Rileigh West, Alec Wheeler, Alexis White, Grant Williams

10th Grade – Jeffrey Aguilar, Daniel Albin, Andrea Allen, Christian Atkins, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Marissa Bowman, Sierra Bowman, Wyatt Bramwell, Averee Brattin, Kennedy Burton, Wesley Butler, Aaron Chen, Joel Conway, Zoe Crockett, Dawson Ferdig, Hannah Glass, Gaith Griggs, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, McKenna Hanover, Sophia Harvey, Mitchell Hayes, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Gabriel Hodge, Shelby Jack, Corey Kelly, Adelynn Link, Markham Taylor, Madison Mason, Emma Mueller, Maragh Newberry, William Pryor, Avery Quilter, Ali Ray, Grace Riley, Keegan Slaughter, Lyndsey Spiwak, Stewart Watson, Paige Zieman, Saylor Zurcher

11th Grade – Jordan Anderson, Mackenzie Beaman, Breann Bissonnette, Anna Boehm, Emma Braley, Evan Brons, Samara Bruno, Brooke Cash, Jared Clapp, Andrew Conway, Alyssa Coon, Kacie Creighton, Savannah Demeyer, Michael Denney, Rachel Denney, Noah Descombes, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Brett Greufe, Lillian Harlan, Layla Heritage, Makailyn Hernandez, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Evan Jacobs, Grace Keilholz, Keith Lapee, Victoria Long, Lauren Mann, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Grace Montag, Alexander Moore, Saisha Morgan, Cailtin O’Hanlon, Tori Parrott, Alexandra Pierce, Andrea Powell, Thomas Puffett, Kylee Reeves, Jerdo Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, David Shanks, Derek Smith, Dale Snider, Robert Stone, Tanner Todd, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley

12th Grade – Dylan Adams, Macee Adams, Nathan Allen, Dalton Bach, Kylie Baker, Garrett Bakken, Megan Bauer, Blake Beagle, Ryan Bolden, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Michelle Butricks, Mathew Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Samantha Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Emily Cook, Harrison Cortinas, Breanna Curtis, Sarah Davis, Jacob Dennis, Spencer Eubank, Parker Evans, Jacob Fisher, Zach Goble, Zachary Gray, Nicholas Griffith, Marissa Hatfield, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Alexandria Jackson, Lane Jellison, Paige Johnson, Hunter Kelley, Noah Kenyon, Hayley Kerrick, Kaycee Kincaid, Jake King, Alyssa Kramer, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Daniel Lee, Cole Lightfoot, Tyler Livingston, Brandon Long, Caleb Long, Austin Marshall, Tharan Mason, Sky Masters, Cameron McCarty, Kelsey Miller, Emma Moore, Kaycee Mullin Struzick, Ashley Pace, Breana Peters, Lauren Petersen, Clara Plasse, Jodee Powell, Austin Recker, Graceann Ring, Paige Robinson, Jamie Ross, Blake Rutherford, Zachary Schorr, Fernanda Sierra, Jordan Smith, Racheal Snyder, Jenna Solomon, Kylie Torrence, Madison Voorhees, Christina Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Gavin Wheeler, Alexander Whittington, Shae Williams, Shelby Williams, Brooke Wood, Luke Woodall, Colleen Wouters, Cameron Young, Carolin Zaghetti

 

Regular Honor Roll
9th Grade –
Isaac Belcher, Daria Bennett, Conner Bracken, Grace Chambers, Haley Comegys, Hayden Cox, Braylee Davis, Lindsey Dobson, Jade Feeler, Brooke Fernau, Clay Froehlich, Hunter Greufe, Hanah Hocker, Victor Leiker, Michael Maasen, Meghan May, Abigail McKee, Maycie Meaders, Randi Miller, Christina Morris, Brittany Quinn, Madison Roeder, Carly Rogers, Shirley Salcedo, Julia Sias, Lily Spear, Brooke Stone, Thomas Swilley, Ethan Weber, Morgan Wehner

10th Grade – Trace Armstrong, Dylan Berry, Chloe Bloom, Garrett Canaan, Morgan Carlile, Reyna Carrera, Trey Clevenger, Delaney Davis, Mackenzie Dimarco, Mariah Dryer, Catherine Ferguson, Hunter Foote, Amber Gerken, Adam Goodrich, Tyler Hagan, Kristen Harris, Reagan Harrison, Mazen Jackson, Miranda Kelley, Brittany Marshall, Emma Marshall, Madison McDaniel, Sarah Miller, Madelyn Phipps, Taylor Shewmaker, Taylor Stith, Jackson Stone, Makayla Taylor, Halee Werner, Samantha Yokley

11th Grade – Meghan Ball, Matthew Blair, Ryan Bowen, Dillon Bray, Jackson Caley, Brooklyn Coonce, Ashtyn Dickens, Matthew Dobson, Noah Dowdy, Taylor Elias, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, Colten Haak, Jordan Hamlin, Jillian Heuwinkel, Madison Hunt, Brylee Langford, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Savannah Long, Xander Mijares, Noah Moore, Mikayla Norman, Michael Okuly, Rachel Ridge, Sydney Schirls, Gracie Smith, Tristin Sudduth, Luke Swofford, Kirsten Thompson, Mariah Thompson, Brandon Younce, Brandon Young, Tori Young

12th Grade – Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Sarah Beachner, Matthew Berry, Christian Fannin, Casey Gifford, William Gustin, Jacklyn Harvey, Shayla Hill, Haden Hodge, Kyley Keith, Larry Kiger, Elisabeth Large, Spencer Lees, Jon Luckel, Lillian Matthews, Joshua Mazy Franks, Jarod Medlock, Augustus Newberry, Austin Oden, Josey Pate, Michael Pilcher, Austin Rash, Katelyn Ring, Mackenzie Robinson, Trevor Ross, Paige Sailors, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Lucas Schorr, Michaela Shinn, Blake Smith, Bryan Stevenson, Cody Suelter, Kameron Trask, Abigail Welther, Austin White, Tommy Williams, Nicholas Winger, Brooke Young

 

Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for second semester of the 2016-2017 school year.

Primary School:

Kindergarten – Isabella Abney, Ian Carey, Kyla Long, Connor Richardson, Yerik Souza
1st Grade – Cole Abel, Griffith Anderson, Zane Dunster
2nd Grade – Brandon Keller

Elementary School:
4th Quarter
Callista Abel, Gage Albertin, Cooper Aldrige, Wrigley Anderson, Nathan Armstrong, Kadi Bennett, Aiden Carey, Preston Cassaday, Arya Crownover, Blaire Curdy, Gabriella Dombroski, Leland Edenburn, Leanna Gentry, Jackson Jacobs, Elyanna Jensen, Emma Keisacker, Emma Kitchell, Hailee Lloyd, Peyton Madison, Leah Miller, Jace Nelson, Anastasia Nickols, Connie Ouyang, Addison Marie Owen, Mia Parker, Brady Roe, Jeni Rosanbalm, Owen Rosanbalm, Victor Schmalz, Addison Secrist, Alexander Servos, Addison Tippie, Skylynn Ulmer, Avery Vander Veen, Ashlyn Wheeldon, Mason Younce
All Year
Jeni Rosanbalm, Owen Rosanbalm, Ashlyn Wheeldon, Mason Younce

Intermediate School:
Second Semester
5th Grade – Lydia Bears, Brandon Enriquez, Campbell Gregory, Carter Hull, Hannah Kleyh, Addison Smith, Joseph Williams, Victoria Wilson
6th Grade – Calli Bloom, Maverick Crider, Lillian Gross, Elecktra Huffman, Jesse Ouyang, Grant Reeves, Makayla Stalker-Klotz
All Year
5th Grade – Joseph Williams
6th Grade – Lillian Gross, Grant Reeves, Makayla Stalker-Klotz

Middle School:

Second Semester
7th Grade – Kayla Brattin, Marko Brendenhand, Marisa Brendel, Tucker Brunner, Riley Cole, Dylan DiMarco, Hayden Hocker, Cheyann Johnson, Seth Moreno, Ryan Perisho, Duncan Perkins, Jay Powell, Harley Prewitt, Johnathan Rivera, Jacob Vanderwerf, David Vaughan, Trey Widhalm, Sarah Wilhoit
8th Grade – Karis Bloom, Jacob Glaze, Emma Johnson, Taylor Kreisel, Caitlin Rogers, Chloey schorr, Ben Swofford, Mya-Beth Wheeldon
All Year
7th Grade – Tucker Brunner, Riley Cole, Cheyann Johnson, Seth Moreno, Jay Powell, Harley Prewitt, David Vaughan, Trey Widhalm, Sarah Wilhoit
8th Grade – Karis Bloom, Jacob Glaze, Taylor Kreisel, Chloey Schorr

High School:
Second Semester
9th Grade – Deidra Gross, Lucas Henley, Abigail McKee, Colin Paris, Noah Worsley
10th Grade – Shawn Cummings, Kirsten Gross, Madison Mason, Emma Mueller, Maragh Newberry, Garrett Schick, Jackson Stone, Stewart Watson
11th Grade – Dillon Blackburn, Kaitlin Evans, Brett Greufe, Kylee Reeves, Robert Stone
12th Grade – Connor Coffel, Tymon Conway, James McGovney, Jarod Medlock, Clara Plasse, Benjamin Watson, Jonathan Webb, Alexander Whittington
All Year
9th Grade, 1 year: Abigail McKee
10th Grade, 1 year: Madison Mason, Maragh Newberry, Jackson Stone, Stewart Watson
11th Grade, 3 years: Kylee Reeves
12th Grade, 1 year: Jarod Medlock, Benjamin Watson
12th Grade, 2 years: Tymon Conway

 

Senior Athlete Luncheon
On Tuesday, May 9 sixty seven seniors were honored by Pleasant Hill High School Activities Director, Jim Oliver at a Senior Athlete luncheon. Each senior received a plaque that listed the sports / activities they were involved in, since their freshmen year. Congratulations Macee Adams, Kevin Aguilar, Nathan Allen, Dalton Bach, Kylie Baker, Garrett Bakken, James Barnes, Megan Bauer, Matt Berry, Ryan Bolden, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Mathew Campbell, Garrett Carlile, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Harrison Cortinas, Breanna Curtis, Jacob Dennis, Rachel Dustman, Parker Evans, Olivia Ferdig, Jacob Fisher, Casey Gifford, Zachary Gray, Shayla Hill, Haden Hodge, Alex Jackson, Lane Jellison, Jonathan Johnson, Paige Johnson, Kyley Keith, Noah Kenyon, Jake King, Jonathan Kosfeld, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Daniel Lee, Aiden Link, Sky Masters, Hannah McCommon, Kelsey Miller, Emma Moore, Austin Oden, Josey Pate, JoDee Powell, Billy Ring, Gracie Ring, Blake Rutherford, Trevor Scholljergerdes, Michaela Shinn, Blake Smith, Jordan Smith, Jenna Solomon, Kameron Trask, Christina Waddle, Ben Watson, Abi Welther, Courtney Wesememann, Gavin Wheeler, Austin White, Shae Williams, Shelby Williams, Brooke Wood, Luke Woodall, Ellie Yoder.

 

District News BOE Report: Week of May 9, 2017

District Staff Appreciation Reception
The Pleasant Hill R-III School District honored eight retiring staff members..
Dr. John Griffith, Sandra Haight, Denise Ingels, Joy Lucht, Stephen Reese, Linda Strong, Cynthia Brownsberger, Cindy White                       

TrackMaker Presentation – MO Distinguished Principal
Congratulations Mrs. Chandra Arbuckle for being selected as a 2016-2017 Missouri Distinguished Principal through the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP). This well deserved recognition is given to principals who promote excellent leadership, quality education and professional growth; this award celebrates the profession and exemplifies Mrs. Arbuckle’s outstanding achievements as a school principa

Chamber Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to First Grade Teacher, Kerri Kay for receiving the Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year. She was recognized by the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce in an award ceremony back in January. Congratulations again for this well deserved honor

Recognize the Rookies - Rookie Award Certificates
Every year is a new beginning, we’d like to recognize these staff members who have completed their first year.
Emily Allsop, Samantha Baldwin, Kristine Conover, Melissa Franklin, Lucas Gibson, Jennifer Hoien, Kyle Holt, Sharon Hyatt, Jessica Janis, Catherine Jobe, Zachary Johnson, Rusty Kephart, Casey Little, Codie Lubke, Heidi Mackey, Amanda McNealy, Josh Moore, Heather Null, Tonya Pearce, Amber Pembridge, Cole Reeves, Melissa Roach, Cierra Sewell, Abby Web

The Excellence in Education Award is designed to recognize an overall contribution to education by an educator. Candidates should have the ability to inspire learning, should show genuine concern for students and should be active in their profession and/or community. (A ‘certificated’ recipient was recognized from each building. Each building’s Excellence in Education Award recipient then competed for the District honor of Teacher of the Year)

  • The Primary School Excellence in Education Award went to Kindergarten teacher,Denise Robinson. Denise was chosen because she does whatever it takes for her students. Even though, she is a veteran teacher, she is always willing to try new ideas in her classroom. She differentiates her instruction for her students and fights to keep expectations developmental appropriate. Denise has hosted numerous students teachers over the years and is an amazing educator who wants to mold young professionals to be his / her best. A colleague and previous student teacher stated “I loved my time in her classroom. She taught me so much about curriculum, understanding student’s diverse needs, classroom management and differentiated instruction. I have her to thank for supporting my confidence and success as a teacher. I continue to learn from her every year and value the time she has lead us as professionals.” We are honored to have her as part of our staff, Congratulations Denise!
  • The Elementary School Excellence in Education Award went to Fourth Grade teacher,Erica Smothers. Erica was selected because she creates an incredible learning environment where students feel safe, supported and inspired. She is constantly using current instructional strategies and rigorous curriculum that allows her to reach struggling students with differentiated lesson strategies. She can also accelerate and challenge her brightest students through highly engaging, authentic experiences. She is an innovator and leader and her willingness to share with her colleagues and district peers show how dedicated she is to the advancement of both her students and her co-workers. She is a vital asset to the PHES culture and community. Congratulations Erica, on this honor.
  • The Intermediate School Excellence in Education Award went to Sixth Grade teacher,Caleb Clawson. Caleb was selected because he truly cares for his students and makes all his decisions with their best interest at heart. He builds a relationship with each individual student and creates a positive classroom climate in which every student feels safe and celebrated. He is a team player and is always willing to help by researching new strategies and implementing ideas that make lessons more meaningful. He works tirelessly to ensure the success of Project Lead the Way by planning, testing and preparing all the necessary parts so that it is an area of success for all students. He has been a mentor to several student teachers. He shows them the value in using data to drive instruction and how to meet the needs of a diverse group of students while building meaningful relationships. Congratulations Caleb!
  • The Middle School Excellence in Education Award went to Social Studies teacher,Brittany Campbell. Brittany was selected because she is a bright spot at the middle School and she does a great job connecting with her students that goes beyond the classroom and makes a big impact on them by making it a goal to attend an event that each one of her students participates in. Her ability to differentiate instruction was woven seamlessly into her lessons so it was a natural part of the curriculum. She has brought new and innovative lessons to the Social Studies curriculum. This year instead of reading about the Intolerable Acts that lead up the Boston Tea Party and ultimately the American Revolution, she enacted some very unfair rules and prices for the ‘gum chewing privilege’. Then she had a few students recruited to lead the revolt to the unfair rules and gum tax. It was a powerful learning experience for all of her students and one that they will not easily forget. Congratulations Brittany!
  • The High School Excellence in Education Award went to Vocal Music teacher,Karen Dollins. Karen was chosen in part because her commitment to students, each choir she teaches and the overall district music program is undeniable and she continues to raise the standard of music excellence. She is able to push each student to be better and work harder and the level of musicianship developed throughout the four years of high school is obvious to see. She is dedicated to making the program excel and expects excellence from each student. Out of 55 choirs she has taken to state large group contest throughout her career, she has earned 54 one ratings. She has also led the Hillside Singers to be undefeated in Missouri show choir competitions for 2 years in a row. She spends countless hours before and after school working with students and will always find time for any student who asks for extra practice.  She brings energy and high expectations every day. Congratulations Karen!

  • The Educator of the Year went to Karen Dollins. Karen was chosen this year because she makes a tremendous impact on the lives of her students, and the program, each and every day. She brings energy and high expectations every day to her Pleasant Hill High School choirs. and her dedication and work ethic is what has allowed the Pleasant Hill choir program to be so well-known and award winning. Congratulations to the Educator of the Year, Karen Dollins!

The ABC award is presented annually to a classified staff person who has given outstanding service to the school district.  We look particularly for the person who has significantly contributed to the mission of the school and to the overall educational climate.

  • The award went to Intermediate School Secretary,Kari Barger. She was chosen because she takes care of others. She is not only energetic and organized, she always greets people with a smile and a willing attitude. She has served as a resource to other building secretaries who have questions or issues when working in the student information system or the accounting software. She has put her own projects on hold to help a colleague, student or parent. She helps others expecting nothing in return. She is an important part of our district and has knowledge we rely on to help keep things running smoothly. Congratulations, Kari Barger, for earning this year's ABC Award!

Service pins were awarded to individuals that have completed a minimum of 5 years full-time employment with the Pleasant Hill School District. Those receiving service pins included:

5 years:  Carri Garrison, Brook Ludlam, Ed Norvell, Paul Stahl, Adam Twenter, Erin Werges, Roger Winkle

10 years:  Angela Davis, Shannon Duncan, Sandra Haight, John Hamilton, Kelly Hart, Tammy Kirchhofer, Rebecca Murray, Suzan Smith, Cindy White, Diane Williamson

15 years:  Nicole Albin, Erica Armstrong, Vickie Carter, Amy Fifer, Ralyne Fleeman, Deborah Smith

Now we’d like to recognize those who have reached a significant milestone in their careers in education. We have four staff members who have completed 20 years; one staff member with 25 years of service and one who has completed 30 years in service to education.

20 years: Paul Canaan, Rhonda Cleveland, Lisa Dowdy, Kathy Simms

25 years: Cynthia Brownsberger

30 years: Shelley Hill

1st Semester Perfect Attendance (August through Dec. 2016)
Custodians: Lucas Gibson, Ed Norvell, Paul Smith; Primary School: Patrice Adams, Melinda Buchanan, Tammie Evans, Melissa Rinker, Melinda Snyder; Elementary School : Carolyn Armstrong, Erica Armstrong, Rochelle Breslin, Amanda Cook, Kristine Faitz, Michelle Lloyd, Heidi Mackey; Intermediate School: Jody Griffith, Veronica Love, Brook Ludlam, Lora Watson; Middle School: Cindy Blair, Michelle Morris, Tonya Pearce and High School: Sean Berry, Eric Bloom, George Creason, Kristin Langemach, Kyle Reeves, Paul Stahl

 

District News: BOE Report, Week of April 24, 2017

Welcome Reception
The Pleasant Hill R-III School District will host a ‘drop-in’ welcome reception for the new Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Steven Meyers; Primary School Principal, Mrs. Sherry Helus and Director of Facilities and Support Services, Mr. David Taylor on Tuesday, April 25, 4-5pm in the District Board Room, located at 318 Cedar Street.
Staff, parents and patrons are encouraged to stop in and meet them during this informal time. Cake and punch will be served.

Board of Education Vacancy, April 19, 2017
Due to the resignation of board member Travis Ross, the Pleasant Hill R-III School Board is in the process of appointing a new board member to fill the vacancy.  The person appointed shall hold office until the next school board election in April 2018 at which time the remaining one year of the unfulfilled term will be on the ballot.
Residents wishing to be considered for the vacancy should make their desire known by sending a letter to the Secretary of the Board stating 1) their qualifications and 2) their reasons for wishing to be on the Board of Education.  Letters of interest will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Letters should be mailed or delivered to the Secretary of the Board, Pleasant Hill R-III School District, 318 Cedar Street, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, 64080. 
The Board will select final candidates from these applicants to be interviewed at their May 16, 2017 regular board meeting.  The Board will make an appointment at their June 20, 2017 regular board meeting and the new board member will begin in July 2017.

District News BOE Report: Week of April 10, 2017

Vescovi, Adamczyk and Redwine were re-elected to the R-III Board of Education

Ryan Vescovi, David Adamczyk and Lori Redwine were re-elected to the R-III Board of Education on April 4, 2017. According to election results, Mr. Vescovi received 898 votes, Mr. Adamczyk received 853 votes and Mrs. Redwine received 846 votes.
Other candidates included, Jon Mooneyham who received 682 votes.
The election results will be certified at the April 18 Board of Education meeting, and members will take their oath of office at this time. Vescovi, Adamczyk and Redwine will serve a three-year term.


Ross Resigns from BOE
At a special meeting on March 30, 2017 the Board of Education accepted the resignation of board member Travis Ross effectively immediately.  Mr. Ross served one year of a three-year term.  Based on district policy, the Board is in the process of appointing a new person to fill the vacancy until the next school board election in April 2018 at which time the remaining one year of the unfulfilled term will be on the ballot.  Information regarding that process will be announced as soon as the schedule is finalized.

 

Proportionate Share Announcement
On Friday, April 21 from 8:00-9:00 am, there will be an open meeting for any Private School or Homeschool students in Pleasant Hill to discuss the options for special services in the areas of speech/language and learning disabilities.
Meeting will be held at the Special Education Offices housed in the Middle School, 1301 Myrtle.
Please contact Pamela Maxey at 816-540-4700 if you are interested in discussing possible services covered by the state’s Proportionate Share provisions.
Posted on District website 4/4/17-4/21/17

 


District News: BOE Report, Week of March 27, 2017

District News: BOE Report, Week of March 13, 2017

District News: BOE Report, Week of Feb. 27, 2017

Cass County Kids First hosts first legislative breakfast for 2017
Representatives from public school districts in Cass County met Friday morning, Feb. 3, with Sen. Ed Emery, R-31, to learn more about issues expected to be discussed and considered during the 2017 legislative session. The Sherwood School District hosted the legislative breakfast.
This is the third year for the school districts to join forces under the banner “Cass County Kids First” to develop and endorse a list of legislative priorities.
Due to schedule conflicts, Rep. Jack Bondon, R-56; Rep. Rick Brattin, R-55; Rep. Wanda Brown, R-57; Rep. Donna Pfautsch, R-33; and Rep. Jack Runions, D-37 did not attend. The representatives have attended past events sponsored by Cass County Kids First.
As the only legislator in attendance, Sen. Emery briefly addressed the group and then answered questions for more than an hour.
Topics of discussion at the Feb. 3 breakfast included the possible creation of tax credit scholarship accounts that could limit funds available for public schools, the possible expansion of charter schools, state funding for schools, and school calendar requirements.  As has been the theme since the Cass County Kids First group formed, school officials advocated for local control and proper funding whenever possible.
Cass County Kids First includes the 10 public school districts in Cass County: Archie R-V School District, Belton #124 School District, Drexel R-IV School District, East Lynne 40 School District, Harrisonville School District, Midway R-I School District, Pleasant Hill School District, Raymore-Peculiar School District, Sherwood Cass School District, and Strasburg C-3 School District.
You can find more about the group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/casscountykidsfirst, or by following the group on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CassKidsFirst.

 

District News: BOE Report, Week of Feb 6, 2017


Mrs. Chandra Arbuckle honored as Missouri Distinguished Principal

The Pleasant Hill R-III School district is proud to announce Intermediate School Principal, Mrs. Chandra Arbuckle, has been selected as a 2016-2017 Missouri Distinguished Principal through the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP). This well deserved recognition is given to principals who promote excellent leadership, quality education and professional growth; this award celebrates the profession and exemplifies Mrs. Arbuckle’s outstanding achievements as a school principal.
Mrs. Arbuckle has been a building principal in the R-III district for the past nine years and was a 6th grade teacher in Pleasant Hill for nine years prior to moving into administration. During Mrs. Arbuckle’s second year as building principal, she was honored in the Spring of 2010 as an Exemplary New Principal by MAESP. During her tenure as Intermediate School Principal, Mrs. Arbuckle has worked diligently with staff to create a positive learning experience, focused on learning, for Intermediate students. She has also presented at numerous local and state conferences and has served several terms as an officer in Central District MAESP.
Mrs. Arbuckle’s selection as a Missouri Distinguished Principal will be commemorated during the MAESP Leadership Conference’s Distinguished Principals’ Banquet on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Osage Beach, MO. Several representatives from the district and the Intermediate School will be in attendance to support Mrs. Arbuckle as she receives her award and is recognized for her excellent work which makes a positive difference in the lives of her students on a daily basis.

 

Hughes is Spelling Bee Champion
Sixteen students in grades 3 through 8 competed in the Pleasant Hill R-III District Spelling Bee Competition on Thursday, January 26. After an exciting and competitive event, 5th grade student, Brady Hughes, was the champion with the word “mahogany”.
The two runners up were Ellie Beck, 5th grade and Aryana DeVault, 6th grade.
Brady will represent Pleasant Hill at the Cass County Bee on March 8 at the Ray-Pec District Office building.
Congratulations to all of the spelling bee participants, finalists and to Brady Hughes for such a great accomplishment!

 

Honor Roll
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (GPA) for first semester.

Elementary School
Second Quarter
3rd Grade
Mrs. Cook – Aiden Carey, Delaney Duncan, Alison Gentry, Alex Harrison, Laura Irwin, Caden Johnson, Kaitlyn Korch, Latelyn Leyda, Sydney Perkins, Ella Plasse, Adam Rice, Adaline Worsley
Ms. Faitz – Aidan Boardman, Gracie Champion, Michael Coe, Sydnie Cotter, Star Davis, Amery Dirck, Alyssa Faucette, Ava Heenan, Chase Lentz, Payton Michael, Diaz Moreno, Mia Parker, Jackson Rice, Ava Snead, Allanah Stewart, Hannah Talbot, Lucas Vanmeter, Aiden West
Mrs. Franklin – Taylor Brown, Jordon Ferrell, Lillianna Long, McKayla Massey, Daxton Quilter, Isaiah Rusk, Andrew Shimel, Kyler Wallace Riley, Tyler Weiss, Ella Williams
Mrs. Martin – Mylie Bracken, Angelica Day, Rowen Hays, Cole Ketchum, Kaden Kornis, Anastasie Nickols, Mackenzie Squier, Maisy Whistle
Miss Schuette – Morgan Anspaugh, Aiden Ben, Faith Bryant, Kendall Cantwell, Kyle Coillot, Caden Cross, Haley Dimarco, Willa Franklin, Juridia Garcia, Elyanna Jensen, Emma Keisacker, William Kohler, Collin Larrabee, Jakoby Long, Grace Martin, Madalyn McCormick, Jace Nelson, Avery Vander Veen, Elizabeth Wood
Mrs. Young – Dawson Blackburn, Charlotte Creach, Lauren Cross, Kiernana Cummings, John Franklin, Davin Gilsdorf, Ryder Halfmann, Lydia Hull, Preston Little, Raquel Park, Chaise Powers, Jordyn Richey, Autumn Smith, Shelby Tanck, Cody Taylor

4th Grade
Ms. Armstrong – Elijah Davis, Sarah Davis, Jack Ervin, Elias Gomez, Kayla Long, Jon Mooneyham, Reed Noladn, Haidyn Pike, Ava Rogers, Alana Thelin
Miss Bowman – Alexis Brotherton, Ella Crain, Aaron Creach, Ryan Doolittle, Carter Harrison, Cooper Kent, Lilly Maxwell, Richard Mead, Addilyn Miller, Wyatt Newman, Addison Ralston, Jaidyn Tabony, Karsyn Todd, Presley Walter, Nikki Wayne, Shannon Williamson
Miss Breslin – LeAnn Adkins, Nathan Armstrong, Brooke Beck, Skylar Cyr, Carter Hammond, Garrison Hartsell, Peyton Madison, Brady Moore, Connie Ouyang, Bryson Saucerman, Jessica St. John, Addison Tippie
Mrs. Carey – Blaire Curdy, Carter Hodson, Sidney Koehler, Bailey Lowe, Brooks Miller, Leah Miller, Aiden Minor, Benjamin Romi, Jackson Ryan, Addison Secrist, Zane Shouse, Kasyn Tevis, Azasay Vanzant
Mrs. Smothers – Joby Bysor, Ella Cline, Liam Elkins, Brennan Johnson, Jordan Kenyon, Sophia Moran, Addison Owen, Aliceyn Patterson, Chasen Quilter, Jaron Reyes, Brady Roe, Hanna Snow, Tyne Wilson
Mrs. Sullivan – Wrigley Anderson, Lane Bracken, Jameson Duncan, Kordell George, Josie Gladieux, Riley Hays, Isabella Kietzmann, Parker Morrison, Jacob Petrowsky, Zachary Rinker, Ella Shaffer, Kennady Thornsberry, Caia Underwood, Lola Whistle
Mrs. Turney – Von Barnaby, Chloe Elliott, Chaney Gray, Emma Kitchell, Tanna Kreisel, Ava Meade, Ryan Schaller, Amelia scrogham, Kaelyn Skivers

Intermediate School
5th Grade – Superintendent’s
Jack Ailshire, Jackson Akin, Camden Anderson, Cameron Barnes, Reagan Beaman, Ellie Beck, Ella Betts, Carissa Bink, Halie Boardman, Leyla Carrera, Quynn Collins, Eason Cotter, Xavier Creighton, Mallory Crooks, Alexander Curry, Bo Daniel, Nicholas Dextre, Reagan Donovan, Ryan Ervin, Cory German,Delanee Gilsdorf, Oswaldo Gomez, Regan Goshorn, Randel Graham, Campbell Gregory, Troy Gustin, Grant Hardin, Jacob Harmon, Brady Hughes, Carter Hull, Kaylyn Isaman, Westyn Jensen, Alexis Jones, Colin Kiger, Hannah Kleyh, Allie Kockenga, Sean Kohler, Brett Larrabee, Addison Lentz, Jude Marconett, Grace McCommon, Addison Meeks, Aspen Milbrandt, Dakota Miller, Amelia Mooneyham, Payton Moore, Natalie Morris, Landon Moutray, Maria Ore, Madison Powers, Aubrey Ruona-Magill, Jadyn Ryan, Mara Shouse, Jackson Shuler, Abbigail Smith, Joshua Snyder, Grayson Sudduth, Carter Szajnuk, Isabelle Talbot, Owen Thornsberry, Gabriel Vincent, Nevaeh Walker, Lauren Weiss, Abygail Widhalm, Victoria Wilson, Mya Wise, Makynna Woods
6th Grade – Superintendent’s
Cody Ammerman, Jolyn Blake, Corina Brockman, Brenden Bunch, Aryana DeVault, Cooper Divine, Kathryn Dummer, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Katherine Hamilton, Riley Hawkins, Emma Kleyh, Avery Lawrence, Caleb Martin, Katherine Meiries, James Mooneyham, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Jesse Ouyang, Kole Starlin, Chase Underwood, Taylor Vaughn, Justin Wasson
5th Grade – Principal’s
Macee Adams, Brooklyn Allen, Owen Avery, Douglas Barnes, Lydia Bears, Alex Bell, Olivia Boyton, Chase Brattin, Hilary Brown, Matthew Brown, Landon Brunner, Brayden Bush, Michael Bysor, Casey Carey, Sarah Chaplin, Stephanie Cornwell, Liam Cox, Ashley Curry, Tristin D’Ambra, Darian Dirck, Triniti Halfmann, Gabriela Hanes, Addison Hauck, Jason Huffman, Dylan Jackson, Hunter Jewell, Isabella Keil, Jayden Kenyon, Cooper Killian, Brayden Klotz, Jack Kohler, Trevor Lamborn, Jaiden Little, Gwendolin Long, Jordan Lysinger, John Mann, Bradley Marshall, Madison McKee, Aiden Meeks, Weston Miller, Noah Moreno, Talan Nicholas, Rylee Perkins, Ariana Poss, Addison Smith, Maggie Spears, Carly Stout, Madalyn Stranckmeyer, Kylie Sullivan, Makaylah Turner, Isabella Vavra, Ximena Venegas, Jackson Vescovi, Addy Wade, Phoenix Werner, Joseph Williams, Tyler Wise
6th Grade – Principal’s
Joslyn Allen, Kelsey Baker, Brayden Bass, Calli Bloom, Peyton Brunell, Ryan Canaan, Raelynn Carter, Chloe Clapp, Grayce Clark, Ayden Cline, Jay Cooper, David Duncan, Emma Dutcher, Samuel Ewing, Makyna Faust, Serenity Ford, Madison Franklin, Curtis Frye, Carissa Ginther, Lawson Gonzalez, Trisitin Gower, Brendon Grego, Taliya Guenther, Jacon Hanes, Aaron Hawley, Mason Hicks, Alexzander Hill, Hayden Hornbostel, Jakob Hurd, Ayden Jackson, James Kauffman, Regan Kimrey, Cheyenne Massen, Madalynn McCannon, Mia Meuschke, Braidy Moore, Ryan Murray, Keaton Odle, Quincy Payne-Thornton, Skylar Poss, Emelia Proudfit, Brielle Quilter, Alicia Quinn, Haley Ross, Isabel Ross, Shannon Ruckman, Alena Scrogham, Elliot Shull, Sam Slaughter, Hannah South, Destiny Stewart, Cooper Sullivan, Nathan Swilley, Kirsten Vestal, Raegan Watterson, Destiny Weber, Ella Weber, Alex Williams, Emma Young
5th Grade – Honor Roll
Tayler Adams, Kendall Baker, Jordyn Barwick, David Betts, Abrien Bowman, Cole Bracken, Maci Brinkoetter, Aaron Butler, Connor Cahill, Hunter Durden, Tiegan Eaton, Meagan Eldridge, Brandon Enriquez, Jackson Ewing, Anna Hays, Hunter Hill, Aaron Horkay, Korie Jenkins, Lauren Kidwell, Sophia Lapee, Blayz Linville, Brayden Mahany, Lucas Mannino, Katrina McDonald, Jose Olvera, Caydon Orrick, Cadence Rich, Sheldyn Robb, Brendan Ruckdeschel, Ada Solorio-Variga, Cody Strailey, Lucas Thompson, Genna Tweedie, Mason Tye, Matthew Variga, Jo Vice, Elizabeth Vohs, Avery White
6th Grade – Honor Roll
Evan Alesi, Trenton Allen, Jonah Anderson, Ella Bears, Camryn Bell, Jordan Benson, Trinity Brasel, Richard Brattin, Maverick Crider, Jacob Davis, Alyssa Dinges, Cooper Fellers, Terrance Fuller, Oscar Garcia, James Gladieux, Abigail Graham, Ema Graham, Steven Guynn, Brooklyn Harrison, Samuel Henley, Ethan Hesterberg, Jude Hoffman, Leland Hornbostel, Rylee Huslig, Wesley Irwin, Karsyn Johnson, McKenna Kaps, Mariah Keagy, Nathan Kobie, Gracie Layton, Noah Lewis, Jacob Liley, Nicholas Linthicum, Carly Long, Lydia Mannino, Bethany Markham, Samuel McDowell-Driskell, Willow McMickell, Keaton O’Neal, Audrey Perkins, Grant Reeves, Jozlyine Rivera, Easton Roe, Payton Schuman, Brooke Shifflett, Jordon Smith, Samantha Smith, Makayla Stalker-Klotz, Logan Taylor, Cole Webber, Emileigh West, Alyssa Wiggins, Madison Wilson, Kaden Young

Middle School
7th Grade – Superintendent’s
Isabel Bakken, Riley Cole, Alexandria Danner, Madalynn Fatino, Kely Faust, Bella Jensen, Cheyann Johnson, Molli Johnson, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Ryan Perisho, Delaney Schuller, Jaydon Shuler, Olivia Toler, David Vaughan, Sarah Wilhoit, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods
8th Grade – Superintendent’s
Jesse Ailshire, Joshua Anderson, Jenna Avery, Owen Bailey, Drake Beaman, Chanie Campbell, Madison Copowycz, Bella Danner, Nelson Descombes, Canton Elliott, Landon Fatino, Aislee Gonzalez, Paige Gustin, Connor Hardin, Charlie Heritage, Hannah Joyce, Claire Kenyon, Emily Kerbs, Brock Koehler, Ashlyn Long, Gabrielle Lopez, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Evan Miller, Ashton Morris, Zion Patterson, Sydney Peters, Isabelle Proudfit, Tera Reberry, Alexandria Redwine, Abigail Ring, Jessica Ross, JR Tabony, Olivia Trask, Riley Vaughn, Tobin Wise, Addison Zurcher
7th Grade – Principal’s
Walker Aldridge, Averi Allen, Caitlyn Allen, Kelly Anderson, George Arbuckle, Isaac Bledsoe, Tayler Bowers, Marko Bredenhand, Marisa Brendel, Bailey Burnett, Kaidence Cleveland, Barrett Darrah, Emily Dennis, Kennedy Donovan, Jordan Fisher, Peyton Franklin, Dharma Gilsdorf, Josephine Gomez, Sophia Gregory, Robert Jobe, Abigail Kindt, Clayton Kohler, Nina Lapee, Morgan Lassiter, Wyatt Leyda, Kylie Lloyd, Jesse Matthes, Justin Moore, Seth Moreno, Victoria Nickols, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Zachary Redwine, Gavin Rogers, Elizabeth Sudduth, Trey Widhalm
8th Grade – Principal’s
Aidan Amor, Karis Bloom, Mattie Bracken, Allee Brattin, Evan Burns, Joliana Canaan, Gavin Chace, Morgan Corbin, Jaxton Dinges, Carline Duensing, Alexandra good, Silas Gray, Kaylee Hawley, Marissa Helms, Emily Hill, EJ Horkay, Emma Johnson, Michelle Kramer, Kyleigh Marley, Elizabeth May, Marissa McCormick, Madelyn Nelson, Dylan Orpin, Tyler Rowe, Regan Shouse, Zackary Smith, Averie Snyder, Jack Snyder, Alaina Umscheid, Alyssa Ziegelbein
7th Grade – Regular
Sofia Abney, Leandro Adkins, Madison Blevins, Lydia Bullock, Lillie Burgess, Mazlyn Collins, Ashley Croks, Madelyn Davis, Brooke Devaul, Cason Driver, Samantha Frenton, Paige Fisher, Elizabeth Hawkins, Serentiy Heuwinkel, Hayden Hocker, TJ Horkay, Jackson Hunt, Adriana Kalousek, Carmen Kidwell, Logan Leiker, Logan Mann, Mine Maree, Liam McCall, Jadyn Medlock, Tylar Parton, Duncan Perkins, Noah Riley, Johnathan Rivera, Rayne Rusk, Landon Schlueter, Hadelynn Smith, Carissa Smith-Neely, Emmalee Thaller, Alyssa Williams
8th Grade – Regular
Kale Bakken, Ian Bledsoe, Victoria Cain, Makenzie Carlile, John Carter, Brookyn Chambers, Emily Cook, Jadyn Dowdy, Cara Faherty, Harlee Fenton, Emma George, Jacob Glaze, Landon Gray, Cailtin Hensley, Destiny Homan, Evan Howell, Blaise Jackson, Libby Johnson, Emma Lapee, Wyatt Lawrence, Joseph Ore, Jackson Petersen, Logan Pickering, Anna Rogers, Sheridan Ruiz, Aubrey Schirlls, Aubrey Scott, Philip Servos, Kaemyn Stidham, Robert Summers, Austin Walker, Alexia Werner, Mason Winfree, Madalynn Zvacek

 

High School
Superintendent’s
9th Grade – Aidan Parker, Brandon Baker, Collin Brockman, Kylie Campbell, Jacey Faust, Lucas Henley, Alyssa Math, Aidan Moore, Cailee More, Cole Swofford, Rachel Wilhoit, Samantha Woods

10th Grade  - Sydney Bunch, Grace Kenyon, Adelynn Link, Sarah Morris, Garrett Schick, Benjamin Yoder

11th Grade  - Levi Cohen, Joseph Dryer, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Nathaniel Holmes, Eric Humphrey, Skyler Kirchhofer, Ashley McClenahan, Chance Sullivan

12th Grade – Ryan Bolden, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Rachel Dustman, Olivia Ferdig, Kaley Hays, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Hannah McCommon, Breana Peters, Drake Sivils, Courtney Wesemann, Evan Williams, Luella Yoder


Principal’s
9th Grade – Logan Bailey, Jackson Barnes, Ethan Beagle, Mariah Brattin, Jasmine Brown, Patrick Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Mithcell Coon, Catherine Davis, Austin Dinges, Desmond Ewing, Hunter Fannin, Brooke Fernau, Rebecca Goble, Tanner Graves, Jaden Greenwood, Deidra Gross, Jeffrey Hatfield, Esabel Helgren, Jordan Hoerl, Angeleena Hook, Shyann Jellison, Ashlynn Keilholz, Emily Kerchner, Blaine Kleyh, John Kohler, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkins, Jagger Lawler, Dayton Little, Austin Long, Julia Longmeyer, Ethan Longo, Michael Maasen, Hailey McCommon, Angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Julia Moore, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Garrett Pierce, Isabella Raysik, Jayden Reyes, Abigale Rice, Kyleigh Roe, Madison Roeder, Simon Scott, Caleb Shepard, Dawson Sivils, Morgan Smith, Parker Snow, Nicole South, Lily Spear, Justin Spiwak, Megan Swinney, Wesley Tibai, Sayler Todd, Margaret Tribble, Miguel Venegas, Sarah Watson, Brylee Wells, Rileigh West, Alec Wheeler, Alexis White, Grant Williams

10th Grade – Jeffrey Aguilar, Daniel Albin, Andrea Allen, Trace Armstrong, Christian Atkins, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Marissa Bowman, Sierra Bowman, Wyatt Bramwell, Averee Brattin, Kennedy Burton, Wesley Butler, Joel Conway, Zoe Crockett, Mariah Dryer, Dawson Ferdig, Hannah Glass, Faith Griggs, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, McKenna Hanover, Sophia Harvey, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Gabriel Hodge, Shelby Jack, Corey Kelly, Danielle Lichte, Taylor Markham, Emma Marshall, Madison Mason, Emma Mueller, Maragh Newberry, William Pryor, Avery Quilter, Ali Ray, Grace Riley, Cesar Sigala, Keegan Slaughter, Lyndsey Spiwak, Stewart Watson, Paige Zieman, Saylor Zurcher

11th Grade – Jordan Anderson, Mackenzie Beaman, Breann Bisonnette, Anna Boehm, Samara Bruno, Brooke Cash, Andrew Conway, Alyssa Coon, Savannah Demeyer, Michale Denney, Rachel Denney, Noah Descombes, Matthew Dobson, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Shawn Gallagher, Brett Greufe, Colten Haak, Lillian Harlan, Layla Heritage, Makailyn Hernandez, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Jacob Evan, Grace Keilholz, Keith Lapee, Savannah Long, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Grace Montag, Alexander Moore, Saisha Morgan, Cailtlin O’Hanlon, Tori Parrott, Alexandra Pierce, Thomas Puffett, Kylee Reeves, Madison Roach, Mackenzie Robinson, Johana Rosas, Jerod Rottinghaus, Derek Smith, Dale Snider, Robert Stone, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley, Tori Young

12th Grade – Dylan Adams, Macee Adams, Alexandria Jackson, Nathan Allen, Augustus Newberry, Dalton Bach, Kylie Baker, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Garrett Bakken, Megan Bauer, Blake Beagle, Matthew Berry, Haley Burge, Michelle Butricks, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Samantha Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Sarah Davis, Jacob Dennis, Isaac Denney, Spencer Eubank, Parker Evans, Christian Fannin, Jacob Fisher, Zach Goble, Zachary Gray, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Henry, Kylie Heublein, Paige Johnson, Hunter Kelley, Noah Kenyon, Hayley Kerrick, Jake King, Lane Jellison, Daniel Lee, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Cole Lightfoot, Brandon Long, Caleb Long, Jon Luckel, Austin Marshall, Tharan Mason, James McGovney, Kelsey Miller, Emma Moore, Kaycee Mullin Struzick, Paige Robinson, Josey Pate, Lauren Petersen, Clara Plasse, Jodee Powell, Alexis Raysick, Graceann Ring, Paige Robinson, Jamie Ross, Trevor Ross, Blake Rutherford, Zachary Schorr, Fernanda Sierra, Breanna Snyder, Racheal Snyder, Jenna Solomon, Kylie Torrence, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Christian Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Gavin Wheeler, Mackenzie Whetzel, Kali White, Alex Whittington, Shae Williams, Brooke Wood, Luke Woodall, Colleen Wouters, Brooke Young, Cameron Young, Carolina Zaghetti

 

Regular Honor Roll
9th Grade – Madalyn Allen, Isaac Belcher, Daria Bennett, Conner Bracken, Grace chambers, Haley Comegys, Hayden Cox, Braylee Davis, Lindsey Dobson, Kailtyn Ewing, Jade Feeler, Clay Froehlich, Hunter Greufe, Cody Henry, Paige Hicks, Hanah Hocker, Natalie Hopkins, Kolton Kincaid, Victor Leiker, Audrey Mann, Meghan May, Abigail McKee, Maycie Meaders, Randi Miller, Christina Morris, Siera Powell, Brittany Quinn, Carly Rogers, Shirley Salcedo, Vincent Schmalz, Carson Shoop, Julia Sias, Thomas Swilley, Cruz Weber, Ethan Weber, Morgan Wehner

10th Grade – Dylan Berry, Chloe Bloom, Garrett Canaan, Morgan Carlile, Aaron Chen, Kailtyn Clevenger, Trey Clevenger, Mackenzie Dimarco, Catherine Ferguson, Hunter Foote, Allie Gerken, Amber Gerken, Tyler Hagan, Kristen Harris, Reagan Harrison, Mithcell Hayes, Madeline Helms, Mazen Jackson, Miranda Kelley, Brittany Marshall, Kimberly Martley, Sarah Miller, Madelyn Phipps, Taylor Shewmaker, Joseph Sosko, Taylor Stith, Jackson Stone, Makayla Taylor, Karli Whited, Samantha Yokley

11th Grade – Meghan Ball, Matthew Blair, Emma Braley, Dillon Bray, Evan Brons, Jackson Caley, Jared Clapp, Brooklyn Coonce, Kacie Creighton, Taylor Elias, Logan Gish, Tabitha Graham, Jordan Hamlin, Jillian Heuwinkel, Madison Hunt, David Kobie III, Brylee Langford, Victoria Long, Lauren Mann, Xander Mijares, Noah Moore, Mikayla Norman, Andrea Powell, Rachel Ridge, Jordan Rottinghaus, Sydney Schirlls, David Shanks, Jordan Sidwell, Gracie Smith, Tristin Sudduth, Luke Swofford, Kirsten Thompson, Mariah Thompson, Tanner Todd, Brandon Younce, Brandon Young

12th Grade – Kevin Aguilar, James Barnes, Robin Brundage, Garrett Carlile, Mason Clarke, Jaymie Clevenger, Emily Cook, Harrison Cortinas, Breanna Curtis, Austin Freed, Nicholas Griffith, William Gustin, Jacklyn Harvey, Marissa Hatfield, Shayla Hill, Haden Hodge, Jada Jackson, Jonathan Johnson, Kyley Keith, Larry Kiger, Alyssa Kramer, Gage Lawler, Tyler Livingtson, Sky Masters, Cameron McCarty, Ashley Pace, Austin Rash, Katelyn Ring, Paige Sailors, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Trevor Scholljegerdes, Michaela Shinn, Michael Simmons, Blake Smith, Jordan Smith, Cody Suelter, Cole Taylor, Hannah Taylor, Abigail Welther, Austin White, Shelby Williams, Tommy Williams

 


Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for first semester of the 2016-2017 school year.

Primary School:

Kindergarten – Bradley Hawkins, Broderick Smith
1st Grade – Cole Abel, Chloe Fisher, Harrison Perkins, Cambria Rogers, Jordan Sheets, Delaney Smith, Kyra Tate
2nd Grade – Bailey Buchanan, Cadyn Gustin, Camryn Hitch

Elementary School:
Second Quarter
Ben Aiden, Aidan Carey, Arya Crownover, Caitlyn Curtis, Elijah Davis, Destany Dotson, Emerson Fields, Isiah Fuller, Davin Gilsdorf, Carter Hammond, Garrett Hitch, Brennan Johnson, Caden Johnson, Maurice Johnson, Cooper Kent, Kaden Kornis, Kayla Long, Ava Martinez, Tyler Meyer, Leah Miller, Andrew Moorefield, Anastasia Nickols, Connie Ouyang, Mia Parker, Sydney Perkins, Ella Plasse, Sawyer Richcreek, Jeni Rosanbalm, Owen Rosanbalm, Ella Shaffer, Kylie Strailey, Brandon Strauss, Kasyn Tevis, Garrison Tweddie, Avery Volland, Christopher Waters, Ashlyn Wheeldon, Shannon Williamson, Aidan Wright, Mason Younce

Intermediate School:

5th Grade – Jackson Akin, Stephanie Cornwell, Brayden Klotz, Gwendolin Long, Noah Moreno, Jadyn Ryan, Genna Tweedie, Joseph Williams
6th Grade – Barbara Bowers, Kathryn Dummer, Lillian Gross, Avery Lawrence, Willow McMickell, Katherine Meiries, Cody Parker, Grant Reeves, Makayla Stalker Klotz, Silas Wixom, Brock Zimmerschied

Middle School:

7th Grade – Leandro Adkins, Cailtyn Allen, Kelly Anderson, Isabel Bakken, Tucker Brunner, Riley Cole, Alexandria Danner, Barrett Darrah, Kennedy Donovan, Peyton Franklin, Dharma Gilsdorf, Jackson Hunt, Cheyann Johnson, Molli Johnson, Nina Lapee, Morgan Lassiter, Jesse Matthes, Grace McKee, Jadyn Medlock, Seth Moreno, Victoria Nickols, Jay Powell, Harley Prewitt, Alivia Redwine, Gwynne Ring, David Vaughan, Caden Walker, Nicholas Watson, Trey Widhalm, Sarah Wilhoit, Alyssa Williams, Madison Woods
8th Grade – Jacob Adams, Lucas Bass, Karis Bloom, Makenzie Carlile, Emily Cook, Madison Copowycz, Camden Curtis, Isabella Danner, Donovan Davis, Nelson Descombes, Skye Durden, Jacob Glaze, Claire Kenyon, Brock Koehler, Taylor Kreisel, Kyleigh Marley, Ashton Morris, Aubrey Schirlls, Chloey Schorr, Zackary Smith, JR Tabony

High School:
9th Grade – Madalyn Allen, Collin Brockman, Jasmine Brown, Hunter Greufe, Jeffrey Hatfield, Abigail McKee, Aidan Parker, David Rivera, Shirley Salcedo, Lana Smith, Alec Wheeler, Samantha Woods

10th Grade – Chloe Bloom, Holly Cassady, Chase Gray, Danielle Lichte, Taylor Markham, Madison Mason, Bryce McGinnis, Maragh Newberry, Taylor Stith, Jackson Stone, Stewart Watson

11th Grade – Levi Cohen, Rachel Denney, Joseph Dryer, Lillian Harlan, Christoper Hill, Eric Humphrey, Kylee Reeves, Sydney Schirlls, Derek Smith, Evan Yokley

12th Grade – Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Megan Bauer, Michelle Butricks, Tymon Conway, Christian Fannin, Daniel Lee, Tharan Mason, Jarod Metlock, Augustus Newberry, Bryan Stevenson, Benjamin Watson, Evan Williams


District News: BOE Report, week of Jan. 9, 2017

Filing Dates for the 2017 Board Election
Resident taxpayers who are interested in filing for the Pleasant Hill R-III Board of Education may do so in person in the District Central Office at 318 Cedar St., Pleasant Hill, MO, from December 13, 2016, through January 17, 2017. Office hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm. The office will be closed from December 21, 2016, at 4pm, through January 1, 2017. Filing will continue until 5 P.M. on January 17, 2017. Filing will not occur on weekends or days in which the district is closed due to inclement weather. Three seats are up for election. Each seat is for a three-year term. To be eligible for the Board of Education, an individual must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Missouri for one year preceding the election, a resident taxpayer of the school district, and at least 24 years of age.


District News: BOE Report, week of Dec. 12, 2016

District News: BOE Report, week of Nov. 28, 2016

District News: BOE Report, week of Nov. 7, 2016

District News: BOE Report, week of Oct. 24, 2016


Board presents MAP / EOC TrackMakers
This year 583 TrackMakers were awarded to students for scoring at the highest level possible (Advanced) on their MAP or End of Course (EOC) state tests taken last Spring.

Students earning TrackMakers at the High School: EOC Communication Arts: Katherine Bauer, Sydney Bunch, Morgan Carlile, Mariah Dryer, Faith Griggs, Miranda Kelley, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Taylor Markham, Sarah Morris, Grace Riley, Keegan Slaughter, Taylor Stith, Benjamin Yoder, Mackenzie Beaman, Matthew Blair, Ryan Bowen, Samara Bruno, Levi Cohen, Kacie Creighton, Rachel Denney, Shawn Gallagher, Rebecca Goble, Brett Greufe, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Eric Humphrey, Madison Hunt, Brylee Langford, Hailey Mahoney, Jack Marconett, Alyssa Math, Anthony McSparran, Alexander Moore, Noah Moore, Tori Parrott, Andrea Powell, Robert Stone, Tori Young. MAP Communication Arts: Logan Bailey, Brandon Baker, Patrick Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Haley Comegys, Desmond Ewing, Brooke Fernau, Jaden Greenwood, Angeleena Hook, Reid Howell, Dayton Little, Austin Long, Julia Longmeyer, Maycie Meaders, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Isabella Raysik, Caleb Shepard, Thomas Swilley, Cole Swofford, Wesley Tibai, Margaret Tribble, Sarah Watson, Morgan Wehner, Alec Wheeler, Morgan Wilhite-Smith, Samantha Woods. EOC Mathematics: Sierra Bowman, Averee Brattin, Zoe Crockett, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Danielle Lichte, Taylor Markham, Grace Riley, Levi Cohen, Michael Denney, Joseph Dryer, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Nathaniel Holmes, Eric Humphrey, Skyler Kirchhofer, Anthony McSparran, Alexandra Pierce, Jordan Rottinghaus, Nicholas Ryan, David Shanks, Blake Smith, Chance Sullivan, Rachel Denney, Ashtyn Dickens, Joseph Dryer, Mitchell Hayes, Gabriel Hodge, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Alyssa Math, Sarah Morris, Garrett Schick, David Shanks, Kirsten Thompson, Benjamin Yoder, Tori Young, Logan Bailey, Collin Brockman, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Jaden Greenwood, Jeffrey Hatfield, Dayton Little, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Garrett Pierce, Cole Swofford, James Tabony, Sarah Watson, Morgan Wilhite Smith, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams. MAP Mathematics: Austin Dinges, Austin Long, Angela McCormick, Aidan Moore, Caleb Shepard. EOC Science: Mackenzie Beaman, Matthew Blair, Levi Cohen, Andrew Conway, Michael Denney, Rachel Denney, Joseph Dryer, Shawn Gallagher, Brett Greufe, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Christopher Hill, Nathaniel Holmes, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Eric Humphrey, Evan Joacobs, Cordell Jellison, Grace Keilholz, Kolton Kincaid, Hailey Mahoney, James McKee, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Tori Parrott, Alexandra Pierce, Mackenzie Robinson, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, Nicholas Ryan, Derek Smith, Dale Snider, Chance Sullivan, Michael Wright, Tori Young. MAP Science: Logan Bailey, Brandon Baker, Collin Brockman, Patrick Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Truman Cartner, Desmond Ewing, Dayton Little, Aidan Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Isabella Raysik, Jayden Reyes, Cole Swofford. EOC Social Studies: Daniel Albin, Laura Allee, Sydney Bunch, Wesley Butler, Garrett Canaan, Roman Carr, Faith Griggs, Kirsten Gross, Jakob Hammond, Madeline Helms, Corey Kelly, Joey Mazy Franks, Mathew Moua, Maragh Newberry, Cameron Parker, Alexis Raysik, Keegan Slaughter, Devin Vestal, Stewart Watson, Benjamin Yoder, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Megan Bauer, Ryan Bolden, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Joseph Davis, Sarah Davis, Isaac Denney, Rachel Dustman, Spencer Eubank, Oliva Ferdig, Jacob Fisher, Zachary Gray, Kayley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Lane Jellison, Kaycee Kincaid, Lauren Larkins, Cole Lightfoot, Aidan Link, Tyler Livingston, Kailtyn Long, Nathaniel Longo, Kirsten Medearis, Emma Moore, Augustus Newberry, Breana Peters, Austin Rash, Graceann Ring, Blake Rutherford, Trevor Scholljegerdes, Drake Sivils, Racheal Snyder, Cody Suelter, Jessica Turner, Christina Waddle, Gavin Wheeler, Austin White, Alexander Whittington, Evan Williams, Luke Woodall, Luella Yoder, Cameron Young.


Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Middle School: MAP Communication Arts: Isabel Bakken, Alivia Bilderback Jones, Tayler Bowers, Riley Cole, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Kiley Faust, Josephine Gomez, James Hays, Cheyann Johnson, Kylie Lloyd, Liam McCall, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Duncan Perkins, Hannah Ponder, Alivia Redwine, Delaney Schuller, Jaydon Shuler, Olivia Toler, Michelle Uselton, Sarah Wilhoit, Alyssa Williams, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods, Drake Beaman, Victoria Cain, John Carter, Morgan Corbin, Isabella Danner, Canton Elliott, Landon Fatino, Margaret Gonzalez, Connor Hardin, Charlie Heritage, Claire Kenyon, Gabrielle Lopez, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Kyleigh Marley, Elizabeth May, Evan Miller, Ashton Morris, Zion Patterson, Tyler Rowe, Kaemyn Stidham, James Tabony, Abigail Teitelbaum, Olivia Trask, Riley Vaughn, Keegan Zizza. MAP Mathematics: Walker Aldrige, Isaac Bledsoe, Marko Bredenhand, Riley Cole, Madalynn Fatino, Kiley Faust, Cheyann Johnson, Wyatt Leyda, Grace McKee, Ryan Perisho, Jaydon Shuler, Olivia Toler, David Vaughan, Margaret Whitlock, William Whitney, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods, Jesse Ailshire, Owen Bailey, Drake Beaman, Ian Bledsoe, Victoria Cain, John Carter, Canton Elliott, Connor Hardin, Charlie Heritage, Hannah Joyce, Emily Kerbs, Gabrielle Lopez, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Evan Miller, Karleigh Ogan, Zion Patterson, Tyler Rowe, Kaemyn Stidham, Abigail Teitelbaum, Olivia Trask, Tobin Wise, Keegan Zizza.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Intermediate School: MAP Communication Arts: Camden Anderson, Cameron Barnes, Reagan Beaman, Ellie Beck, Halie Boardman, Casey Carey, Sarah Chaplin, Quynn Collins, Landon Crain, Xavier Creighton, Alexander Curry, Regan Donovan, Delanee Gilsdorf, Oswado Gomez, Troy Gustin, Grant Hardin, Jacob Harmon, Brady Hughes, Kaylyn Isaman, Westyn Jensen, Colin Kiger, Hannah Kleyh, Allie Klockenga, Sean Kohler, Jaiden Little, Jude Marconett, Kayla Mason, Aspen Milbrandt, Amelia Mooneyham, Payton Moore, Maria Ore, Rylee Perkins, Sydney Riles, Jadyn Ryan, Brooke Schror, Mara Shouse, Jackson Shuler, Joshua Snyder, Madalyn Stranckmeyer, Grayson Sudduth, Carter Szajnuk, Isabelle Talbot, Owen Thornsberry, Conner Uselton, Teah Valenti Soriano, Lauren Weiss, Abygail Widhalm, Makynna Woods, Cody Ammerman, Kelsey Baker, Calli Bloom, Corina Brockman, Brenden Bunch, Grayce Clark, Aryana Devault, Cooper Divine, Kathryn Dummer, Serenity Ford, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Taliya Guenther, Katherine Hamilton, Helen Hoffman,Jakob Hurd, Emma Kleyh, Caleb Martin, Madelynn McCannon, Katherine Meiries, Emma Miller Fox, James Mooneyham, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Keaten ONeal, Alena Scrogham, Hannah South, Chase Underwood, Taylor Vaughn.  MAP Mathematics: Jackson Akin, Regan Beaman, Ellie Beck, Landon Crain, Xavier Creighton, Alexander Curry, Ashley Curry, Nicholas Dextre, Reagan Donovan, Oswaldo Gomez, Troy Gustin, Grant Hardin, Jacob Harmon, Carter Hull, Westyn Jensen, Colin Koger, Sean Kohler, Addison Lentz, Kayla Mason, Maria Ore, Rylee Perkins, Jadyn Ryan, Mara Shouse, Jackson Shuler,Joshua Snyder, Grayson Sudduth, Isabelle Talbot, Owen Thornsberry, Teah Valenti Soriano, Lauren Weiss, Abygail Widhalm, Victoria Wilson, Jolyn Blake, Calli Bloom, Corina Brockman, Brenden Bunch, Grayce Clark, Jacob Davis, Cooper Divine, Kathryn Dummer, Serenity Ford, Madison Frazier, Chezney Fritts, Hailey Gentry, Lawson Gonzalez, Katherine Hamilton, Hayden Hornbostel, Jakob Hurd, Ayden Jackson, Reagan Kimrey, Avery Lawrence, Caleb Martin, Madalynn McCannon, Katherine Meiries, James Mooneyham, Anna Morrison, Jesse Ouyang, Chase Underwood, Alex Williams, Emma Young. MAP Science: Joslyn Allen, Cody Ammerman, Brayden Bass, Ella Bears, Jolyn Blake, Corina Brockman, Brenden Bunch, Jacob Davis, Cooper Divine, Samuel Ewing, Serentiy Ford, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Taliya Guenther, Katherine Hamilton, Jakob Hurd, Noah Lewis, Caleb Martin, Madalynn McCannon, Katherine Meiries, James Mooneyham, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Jesse Ouyang, Hannah South, Chase Underwood, Alec Williams, Kaden Young.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Elementary School: MAP Communication Arts: Wrigley Anderson, Brooke Beck, Alexis Brotherton, Ella Cline, Ella Crain, Elijah Davis, Sarah Davis, Jameson Duncan, Liam Elkins, Chloe Elliott, Javan Galvan, Elias Gomez, Carter Hammond, Carter Harrison, Garrison Hartsell, Carter Hodson, Sidney Koehler, Peyton Madison, Ava Meade, Addilyn Miller, Brooks Miller, Leah Miller, Aiden Minor, Sophia Moran, Jacob Petrowsky, Chasen Quilter, Ava Rogers, Jackson Ryan, Bryson Saucerman, Ryan Schaller, Amelia Scrogham, Ella Shaffer, Zane Shouse, Kasyn Tevis, Alana Thelin, Kennady Thornsberry, Addison Tippie, Karsyn Todd, Caia Underwood, Lola Whistle, Shannon Williamson. MAP Mathematics: Wrigley Anderson, Von Barnaby, Brooke Beck, Alexis Brotherton, Aaron Creach, Skylar Cyr, Elijah Davis, Sarah Davis, Ryan Doolittle, Jameson Duncan, Caleb Fisher, Mason Gibbons, Elias Gomez, Carter Hammond, Carter Hodson, Sidney Koehler, Ava Meade, Addilyn Miller, Brooks Miller, Aiden Minor, Andrew Moorefield, Sophia Moran, Parker Morrison, Hycle Noland, Ava Rogers, Jackson Ryan, Ryan Schaller, Ella Shaffer, Kennady Thornsberry, Addison Tippie, Karsyn Todd, Garrison Tweddie, Caia Underwood, Christopher Watters, Nicholette Wayne, Lola Whistle, Shannon Williamson.

 

 

Academic Letters presented to 194 HS students
This Fall, one hundred ninety four (194) High School, students were presented Academic Letters on Wednesday, Oct. 12 for the 2016-2017 school year. Former PHHS graduate, Dr. Chris Veit was the guest speaker.
To earn an academic letter, a student must earn a 3.5 or better GPA (grade point average) for the school year.

Earning academic letters were:
Sophomores
Jeffrey Aguilar, Daniel Albin, Andrea Allen, Christian Atkins, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Marissa Bowman, Sierra Bowman, Wyatt Bramwell, Averee Brattin, Sydney Bunch, Kennedy Burton, Wesley Butler, Garrett Canaan, Morgan Carlile, Aaron Chen, Trey Clevenger, Joel Conway, Zoe Crockett, Mackenzie Dimarco, Dawson Ferdig, Faith Griggs, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, Mckenna Hanover, Reagan Harrison, Sophia Harvey, Madeline Helms, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Gabriel Hodge, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Emma Marshall, Sarah Morris, Emma Mueller, Maragh Newberry, William Pryor, Avery Quilter, Ali Ray, Grace Riley, Garrett Schick, Cesar Sigala, Keegan Slaughter, Taylor Stith, Stewart Watson, Halee Werner, Benjamin Yoder, Paige Zieman, Saylor Zurcher

Juniors
1st year – Matthew Blair, Noah Descombes, Tabitha Graham, Lillian Harlan, Layla Heritage, Saisha Morgan, Brylee Langford, Gracie Smith
2nd Year – Jordan Anderson, Emily Armstrong, Mackenzie Beaman, Breann Bissonnette, Anna Boehm, Samara Bruno, Jackson Caley, Brooke Cash, Levi Cohen, Andrew Conway, Alyssa Coon, Kacie Creighton, Michael Denney, Rachel Denney, Matthew Dobson, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, Brett Greufe, Colten Haak, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Makailyn Hernandez, Nathaniel Holmes, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Eric Humphrey, Grace Keilholz, Kyley Keith, Skyler Kirchhofer, Keith Lapee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Victoria Long, Lauren Mann, Ashley McClenahan, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Grace Montag, Alexander Moore, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Alexandra Pierce, Thomas Puffett, Summer Ray, Kylee Reeves, Madison Roach, Mackenzie Robinson, Johana Rosas, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, David Shanks, Derek Smith, Dale Snider, Robert Stone, Tristin Sudduth, Chance Sullivan, Kirsten Thompson, Tanner Todd, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley, Brandon Young, Tori Young.

Senior
1st year – Kylie Baker, Gage Lawler, Nathaniel Longo, Jodee Powell, Alexis Raysik, Mackenzie Whetzel
2nd Year – Nathan Allen, James Barnes, Isaac Denney, Jacob Dennis, Lane Jellison, Cole Lightfoot, Josey Pate, Lauren Petersen, Brenna Snyder, Peyton Snyder, Holly Wilhelm
3rd Year – Kevin Aguilar, Dalton Bach, Megan Bauer, Ryan Bolden, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Rachel Dustman, Olivia Ferdig, Zachary Gray, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Alexandria Jackson, Noah Kenyon, Alyssa Kramer, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Aidan Link, Caleb Long, Kailtyn Long, Hannah McCommon, James McGovney, Emma Moore, Breana Peters, Clara Plasse, Graceann Ring, Jamie Ross, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Drake Sivils, Racheal Snyder, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Benjamin Watson, Courtney Wesemann, Austin White, Evan Williams, Brooke Wood, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder, Brooke Young, Cameron Young.

 

District News: BOE Report for Week of Oct. 10

District News: BOE Report for Week of Sept. 26

District News: BOE Report for Week of Sept. 12

District News: BOE Report for Week of Aug. 25

 

District Is Now Hiring
The Pleasant Hill R-III School District is seeking applicants for a Night Shift Custodial position AND a Night Shift Maintenance position.  Please see Secretary to the Superintendent, Jackie Emo for an application at the District Office at 318 Cedar Street. Office hours are 8a to 4p Monday thru Friday.

The Pleasant Hill R-III School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, disability or age.

 

District Welcomes New Staff
Staff vacancies and reassignments within the district have allowed twenty two new staff members to join the district this fall. They will begin new teacher workshops on August 8.

Primary School
In her first year of teaching, Samantha Baldwin, will serve as a Vocal Music teacher. Last year she was an Assistantship with the Grain Valley High School where she assisted students to improve their marching techniques. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Sharon Hyatt will serve as a full time Speech teacher. She was a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with the Warrensburg School District. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with Rockhurst University and a Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders from University of Central Missouri.

Cierra Sewell will serve as a SPED Co-teacher. Last year, she was a Special Education teacher with the Grain Valley School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Missouri with Certification in Elementary Education and Special Education Cross-Categorical.

Elementary School
Melissa Franklin will serve as a 3rd grade classroom teacher and will bring 13 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri Western State University and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University.

Bringing 25 years of experience to the District, Heidi Mackey will serve as Principal. Last year, she was the Principal for Hogan Elementary Charter School and prior to that she served as principal for 12 years and assistant principal for 2 years for Whiteman AFB Elementary School for the Knob Noster School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas. She also holds a Education Specialist in Elementary Education from Northwest Missouri State University.

Intermediate School
After completing her student teaching with the Lone Jack School District, Jennifer Hoien will serve as a Paraprofessional. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northwest Missouri State University.

In her first year of teaching, Casey Little, will serve as a 6th grade classroom teacher. She completed her student teaching at Helen Mathews Elementary in Nixa, MO. Since 2010, she has served as a Birthday Party Hostess for Paradise Park in Lee’s Summit, MO. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri State University.

After teaching 1-6th grade at Hickman Mills School District last year, Amanda McNealy, will serve as an Art teacher. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Drawing from the University of Central Missouri.

Heather Null will serve as a 6th grade classroom teacher. Last year, she was a SPED paraprofessional at Troy Buchanan High School and she completed her student teaching at Wentzville Middle School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Middle School and Secondary Education from Lindenwood University.

Middle School
Jeffrey Chapman will serve as a Paraprofessional. He was a private tutor in Algebra I and II, Pre-Algebra with Crittenton Center since 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master of Science in Education with certification in K-12 Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical from Southwest Baptist University.

Kristine Conover will serve as a Paraprofessional. Since 2011, she has been a teller with F & C Bank. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts from Central Missouri State University.
Bringing four years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, Josh Moore, will serve as a Math teacher. He taught middle school and high school math for the Marceline School District. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Kansas State University and a Masters in Secondary Administration from William Woods University.

After serving as a substitute for the District since 2006, Tonya Pearce will serve as a Paraprofessional. She has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science from Truman State University.

High School
Emily Allsop will serve as an Assistant Principal and will bring 9 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with Pre-Med Concentration and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also holds a Education Specialist in Educational Administration from William Woods University.

Kyle Holt will serve as a Business teacher. Last year he taught Introduction to Business for the Savannah School District. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education 9-12 Business Education Certification from Northwest Missouri State University.

Jessica Janis will serve as a Counselor and will bring 8 years of experience in psychology and counseling to the Pleasant Hill School District. Last year, she completed her internship in Professional School Counseling at Smithville School District while also working as a Motivational Interviewer for the University of Central Missouri’s Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention Office. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Counselor Education from the University of Central Missouri.

Completing his student teaching at Liberty North High School where he taught Personal Finance, Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship with exposure to Accounting and Marketing, Zachary Johnson, will serve as a Business teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of Central Missouri.

A past graduate, Codie Lubke, will bring 5 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She will serve as a SPED teacher. She taught 1st grade and was a Special Education teacher for the Kingsville School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Missouri.

Bringing twenty eight years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, Rusty Kephart, will serve as a part-time Industrial Arts and Agriculture teacher. He was an Agriculture Instructor and FFA Advisor for Holden High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Ag Education from the University of Central Missouri and a Masters in Education from the University of Missouri.

District
After serving as a substitute teacher and secretary for the District this past year, Kerrie Mann will serve as a Data Specialist. She holds an Associate of Arts Degree with the University of Kansas.

Returning to the District, Pam Maxey will serve as Director of Special Services. For the past year, she served as a Director of Special Services for the Harrisonville School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education from William Jewell College, an Elementary School Administration Master’s Degree through the Collaborative Principal Preparation Program at University of Central Missouri and graduate classes for completing certification for Director of Special Services from the University of Central Missouri.

Bringing 9 years of experience to the District, Melissa Roach will serve as part-tme Parents as Teachers. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Central Missouri.

 

District News: BOE Report, Summer School - June 16, 2016

 

Readers' Theater presents 'The Jungle Book'
The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in the classic Disney musical, the Jungle Book, which will be presented by the Readers’ Theater summer school class on Thursday, June 23 at 7pm in the High School auditorium. Tickets will be $2 at the door. Children five and under are free. Pictured left to right are: Carissa Ginther, Ethan Histerberg, Ellie Beck, Sidney Koehler and Avery Lawrence.


Honor Roll
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (GPA) for second semester.

Elementary School
3rd Grade – All A’s
LeAnn Adkins, Wrigley Anderson, Brooke Beck, Alexis Brotherton, Skyler Cyr, Sarah Davis, Jameson Duncan, Leanna Gentry, Elias Gomez, Chaney Gray, Carter Hammond, Garrison Hartsell, Carter Hodson, Sidney Koehler, Tanna Kreisel, Peyton Madison, Brooks Miller, Leah Miller, Aiden Minor, JJ Mooneyham, Sophia Moran, Reed Noland, Addison Owen, Jacob Petrowsky, Jaron Reyes, Ava Rogers, Bryson Saucerman, Amelia Scrogham, Zane Shouse, Kaelyn Skivers, Kasyn Tevis, Alana Thelin, Addie Tippie, Karsyn Todd, Caia Underwood

3rd Grade – All A’s and B’s
Macee Adams, Nathan Armstrong, Von Barnaby, Anna Beatty, Ella Betts, Lane Bracken, Joci Brisbin, Brayden Bush, Connor Cahill, Ella Cline, Ella Crain, Aaron Creach, Blaire Curdy, Elijah Davis, Brody Driver, Tiegan Eaton, Liam Elkins, Chloe Elliott, Caleb Fisher, Javan Galvan, Ella George, Mason Gibbons, Josie Gladieux, Riley Hays, Kyden Heuwinkle, Brady Hughes, Dylan Jackson, Brennan Johnson, Maurice Johnson, Cooper Kenty, Haley Kenyon, Jordan Kenyon, Isabella Kietzmann, Kamia Kirkland, Emma Kitchell, Hannah Kleyh, Kayla Long, Stephen Longfellow, Bailey Lowe, Lane Martin, Ava Martinez, Lillyann Maxwell, Laney McDaniel, Ava Meade, Tyler Meyer, Addilyn Miller, Brady Moore, Natalie Morris, Parker Morrison, Wyatt Newman, Connie Ouyang, Aliceyn Patterson, Alaina Piburn, Haidyn Pike, Chasen Quilter, Addison Ralston, Keidyn Richardson, Zac Rinker, Brady Roe, Ben Romi, Jackson Ryan, Jessica St. John, Jamie Snow, Mason Snow, Ryan Schaller, Addison Secrist, Ella Shaffer, Addisen Shaw, Kylie Sullivan, Jaidyn Tabony, Andy Thielen, Braxton Thompson, Kennady Thornsberry, Garrison Tweedie, Skylynn Ulmer, Conner Uselton, Azasay Vanzant, Presley Walter, Nikki Wayen, Lola Whistle, Shannon Williamson, Tyne Wilson, Victoria Wilson, Mya Wise.

4th Grade – All A’s
Jack Ailshire, Jackson Akin, Camden Anderson, Cameron Barnes, Reagan Beaman, Ellie Beck, Halie Boardman, Alex Curry, Dean Graham, Troy Gustin, Grant Hardin, Jacob Harmon, Kayla Isaman, Westyn Jensen, Allie Klockenga, Jude Marconett, Kayla Mason, Aspen Milbrandt, Amelia Mooneyham, Mara Shouse, Lane Snyder, Carter Szajnuk, Isabelle Talbot, Nevaeh Walker, Lauren Weiss, Aby Widhalm, Makynna Woods

4th Grade – All A’s and B’s
Giana Acosta, Owen Avery, Jordyn Barwick, Carissa Bink, Maci Brinkoetter, Olivia Boynton, Casey Carey, Sarah Chaplin, Quynn Collins, Easton Cotter, Landon Crain, Xavier Creighton, Ashley Curry, Tristin D’Ambra, Nicholas Dextre, Reagan Donovan, Hunter Durden, Jackson Ewing, Cory German, Delanee Gilsdorf, Linus Gomez, Mason Good, Campbell Gregory, Trinity Halfmann, Gabriela Hanes, Addie Hauck, Anna Hays, Carter Hull, Korie Jenkins, Izabella Keil, Colin Kiger, Cooper Killian, Brayden Klotz, Brody Kohler, Sean Kohler, Addison Lentz, Jaiden Little, Gwendolin Long, Jordan Lysinger, Aubrey Ruona-Magill, John Mann, Grace McCommon, Katrina McDonald, Maddie McKee, Addison Meeks, Aiden Meeks, Payton Moore, Noah Moreno, Landon Moutray, Talan Nicholas, Zeke Olvera, Maria Ore, Cayden Orrick, Rylee Perkins, Ariana Poss, Madison Powers, Jadyn Ryan, Brooke Schror, Jackson Shuler, Addison Smith, Maggie Spears, Madalyn Stranckmeyer, Grayson Sudduth, Nathan Teitlebaum, Makaylah Turner, Genna Tweedie, Izabella Vavra, Ximena Venegas, Gabriel Vincent, Avery White

Intermediate School

5th Grade – Superintendent’s
Brayden Bass, Jolyn Blake, Calli Bloom, Corina Brockman, Brenden Bunch, Grayce Clark, Aryana DeVault, Kathryn Dummer, Sofie Duncan, Samuel Ewing, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Lawson Gonzalez, Tristin Gower, Katherine Hamilton, Jacob Hanes, Samuel Henley, McKenna Kaps, Reagan Kimrey, Avery Lawrence, Caleb Martin, Madalynn McCannon, Katherine Meiries, James Mooneyham, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Kole Starlin, Chase Underwood, Taylor Vaughn, Xavier Wedgeworth

6th Grade – Superintendent’s
Walker Aldrige, Caitlyn Allen, Kelly Anderson, Isabel Bakken, Isaac Bledsoe, Tayler Bowers, Marko Bredenhand, Riley Cole, Alexandra Danner, Barrett Darrah, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Josephine Gomez, CheyAnn Johnson, Milli Johnson, Wyatt Leyda, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Seth Moreno, Ryan Perisho, Delaney Shuller, Jaydon Shuler, Olivia Toler, David Vaughan, Sarah Wilhoit, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods

5th Grade – Principal’s
Joslyn Allen, Cody Ammerman, Kelsey Baker, Ryan Canaan, Raelynn Carter, Chloe Clapp, Ayden Cline, Jay Cooper, Jacob Davis, Cooper Divine, David Duncan, Emma Dutcher, Makyna Faust, Cooper Fellers, Serentiy Ford, Oscar Garcia, Carissa Ginther, Ema Graham, Brenden Grego, Steven Guynn, Riley Hawkins, Mason Hicks, Alexander Hill, Hayden Hornbostel, Jakob Hurd, Ayden Jackson, James Kauffman, Emma Kleyh, Nathan Kobie, Jacob Liley, Nicholas Linthicum, Carly Long, Cheyenne Maasen, Lydia Mannino, Bethany Markahm, Samuel McDowell-Driskell, Mia Meuschke, Emma Miller-Fox, Braidy Moore, Ryan Murray, Keaton Odle, Jesse Ouyang, Quincy Payne-Thornton, Skylar Poss, Brielle Quilter, Alicia Quinn, Jozlyine Rivera, Haley Ross, Alena Scrogham, Elliot Shull, Sam Slaughter, Nathan Swilley, Korbin Thaller, Kirsten Vesteal, Justin Wasson, Reagan Watterson, Emiliegh West, Alec Williams, Emma Young

6th Grade – Principal’s
Avery allen, George Arbuckle, Madison Blevins, Lane Brattin, Marisa Brendel, Bailey Burnett, Kaidence Cleveland, Mazlyn Collins, Kennedy Donovan, Cason Driver, Kiley Faust, Jordan Fisher, Dharma Gilsdorf, Sophia Gregory, James Hays, Jackson Hunt, Bella Jenson, Robert Jobe, Carmen Kidwell, Clayton Kohler, Nina LaPee’, Morgan Lassiter, Makenzie Layton, Kylie Lloyd, Jesse Matthes, Liam McCall, Cora McSparran, Kenzi Myers, Victoria Nickols, Hannah Ponder, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Elijah Reynolds, Noah Riley, Gavin Rogers, Rayne Rusk, Hadelynn Smith, Elizabeth Sudduth, Michelle Uselton, Trey Widhalm

5th Grade – Honor Roll
Evan Alesi, Trenton Allen, Jonah Anderson, Jazmyn Baker, Ella Bears, Camryn Bell, Jordan Benson, Barbara Bowers, Richard Brattin, Peyton Brumell, Holly Byrd, Alyssa Dinges, Chezney Fritz, Terrance Fuller, Jackson Gieschen, James Gladieux, Lillian Gross, Taliya Ginther, Ethan Hall, Brooklyn Harrison, Ethan Hesterberg, Jude Hoffman, Leland Hornbostel, Rylee Huslig, Wesley Irwin, Karsyn Johnson, Gracie Layton, Noah Lewis, Emily Millard, Isabella Noel, Keaton ONeal, Audrey Perkins, Kayla Potter, Emelia Proudfit, Grant Reeves, Kaleb Richards, Easton Roe, Shannon Ruckman, Brooke Shifflett, Jordon Smith, Samantha Smith, Hannah South, Destiny Stewart, Cooper Sullivan, Logan Taylor, Zach Watson, Destiny Weber, Ella Weber, Alyssa Wiggins, Madison Wilson, Kaden Young, Brock Zimmerschied

6th Grade – Honor Roll
Sofia Abney, Leandro Adkins, Jaron Ball, Braden Beatty, Daniel Busick, Ashley Crooks, Madelyn Davis, Matthew Davis, Brooke DeVaul, Dylan DiMarco, Samantha Fenton, Paige Fisher, Peyton Franklin, Owen Gish, Elizabeth Hawkins, Nathan Hays, Mariah Hedrick, Serenity Heuwinkle, Hayden Hocker, Thomas Horkay, Adriana Kalousek, Logan Leiker, Alexis Little, Logan Mann, Mine’ Maree, Landon Martin, Jordan Mason, Jadyn Medlock, Cameron Orrick, Darian Patet, Duncan Perkins, Zachary Redwine, Johnathan Rivera, Keagan Roeder, Paige Ruckdeschel, Abigail Shipley, Ella Smith, Carissa Smith-Neely, Justin St. John, Anthony Stewart, Emmalee Thaller, Avrielle Tindall, Kyle Vermillion, Caden Walker, Nicholas Watson, Ashlie Wheeldon, Margaret Whitlock, William Whitney, Alyssa Williams, Olivia Williams, Nathalie Wood, Patton Wright

Middle School

7th Grade – Superintendent’s
Jesse Ailshire, Joshua Anderson, Owen Bailey, Drake Beaman, Nelson Descombes, Canton Elliott, Landon Fatino, Paige Gustin, Connor Hardin, Charlie Heritage, Hannah Joyce, Claire Kenyon, Emily Kerbs, Brock Koehler, Gabrielle Lopez, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Elizabeth May, Makayla Mclemahan, Evan Miller, Ashton Morris, Zion Paterson, Jack Snyder, James Tabony, Abigail Teitelbaum, Olivia Trask, Riely Vaughn, Tobin Wise, Adison Zurcher

8th Grade – Superintendent’s
Logan Bailey, Kylie Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Catie Davis, Austin Dinges, Jacey Faust, Tanner Graves, Jaden Greenwood, Deidra Gross, Jefrey Hatfield, Esebel Helgren, Jordan Hoerl, Ashlynn Keilholz, Emily Kerchner, Blaine Kleyh, Ramsey Kohler, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkins, Jagger Lawler, Dayton Little, Julia Longmeyer, Hailey McCommon, Angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Isabella Raysik, Jayden Reyes, Abigale Rice, Kyleigh Roe, Dawson Sivils, Nicole South, Cole Swofford, Maggie Tribble, Miguel Venegas, Sarah Watson, Alexis White, Morgan Wilhite-Smith, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams, Samantha Woods

7th Grade – Principal’s
Aidan Amor, Jenna Avery, Ian Bledsoe, Evan Burns, Joliana Canaan, Madison Copowycz, Isabella Danner, Caroline Duensing, Aislee Gonzalez, Silas Gray, Marissa Helms, Emily Hill, Ashlyn Long, Dylan Orpin, Sydney Peters, Isabelle Proudfit, Alexandria Redwine, Kooper Reed, Abigail Ring, Jessica Ross, Tyler Rowe, Regan Shouse, Averie Snyder, Keegan Zizza

8th Grade – Principal’s
Madalyn Allen, Brandon Baker, Ethan Beagle, Mariah Brattin, Collin Brockman, Jasmine Brown, Patrick Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Haley Comegys, Mitchell Coon, Lindsey Dobson, Desmond Ewing, Jade Feeler, Clay Froehlich, Paige Hicks, Hanah Hocker, Angeleena Hook, Syann Jellison, Austin Long, Michael Maasen, Maycie Meaders, Christina Morris, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Garrett Pierce, Madison Roeder, Carly Rogers, Simon Scott, Caleb Rogers, Simon Scott, Caleb Shepard, Julia Sias, Lily Spear, Thomas Swilley, Megan Swinney, Brylee Wells, Rileigh West, Alec Wheeler

7th Grade – Regular
Karis Bloom, Mattie Bracken, Allee Brattin, Victoria Cain, Chanie Campbell, Makenzie Carlile, John Carter, Brooklyn Chambers, Joelee Cleveland, Morgan Corbin, Jaxton Dinges, Jadyn Dowdy, Carson Dummer, Cara Faherty, Harlee Fenton, Elijah Fondren, Alexandra Good, Landon Gray, Caitlin Hensley, EJ Horkay, Emma Johnson, Libby Johnson, Michelle Kramer, Wyatt Lawrence, Kyleigh Marley, Marissa McCormick, Cassidy Miller, Madelyn Nelson, Karleigh Ogan, Joseph Ore, Jackson Petersen, Anna Rogers, Cailtyn Rogers, Aubrey Scott, Ayden Sheets, Zackery Smith, Kaemyn Stidham, Robert Summers, Alaina Umscheid, Mason Winfree, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Madalynn Zvacek

8th Grade – Regular
Jackson Barnes, Isaac Belcher, Daria Bennett, Caleb Bowman, Conner Bracken, Morgan Brisbin, Andrew Brownsberger, Grace Chambers, Hayden Cox, Braylee Davis, Brooke Fernau, Lawson Graham, Samuel Gray, Ethan Hansen, Cody Henry, Natalie Hopkins, Reid Howell, Victor Leiker, Audrey Mann, Meghan May, Abigal McKee, Randi Miller, Nathan Mosqueda, Riley Moutray, Mikayla Ollison, Siera Powell, Tanner Reffitt, Alexandria Ruiz, Shirley Salcedo, Carson Shoop, Parker Snow, Woody Springer, Sayler Todd, Ethan Weber, Morgan Wehner

High School
Superintendent’s
9th Grade – Daniel Albin, Grace Kenyon, Garrett Schick, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Benjamin Yoder, Danielle Lichte

10th Grade  - Levi Cohen, Matthew Dobson, Joseph Dryer, Joseph Heinrich, Nathaniel Holmes, Eric Humphrey, Skyler Kirchhofer, Ashley McClenahan, Anthony McSparran, Nicholas Ryan

11th Grade  - Bryden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Rachel Dustman, Oliva Ferdig, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Drake Sivils, Evan Williams, Luella Yoder

12th Grade - Zandri Bredenhand, Josie Cotter, Joely Hughes, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Emma Moore, Emilee Nulsen, Nathan Ryan, Brianna Shuler, Joshua Young

Principal’s
9th Grade - Jeffrey Aguilar, Andrea Allen, Trace Armstrong, Christian Atkins, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Marissa Bowman, Wyatt Bramwell, Averee Brattin, Sydney Bunch, Kennedy Burton, Wesley Butler, Morgan Carlile, Aaron Chen, Trey Clevenger, Joel Conway, Zoe Crockett, Dawson Ferdig, Faith Griggs, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, McKenna Hanover, Sophia Harvey, Mithcell Hayes, Madeline Helms, Gabriel Hodge, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Emma Marshall, Sarah Morris, Mathew Moua, Emma Mueller, Maragh Newberry, Madelyn Phipps, William Pryor, Avery Quilter, Ali Ray, Grace Riley, Marianne Riley, Cesar Sigala, Keegan Slaughter, Taylor Stith, Stewart Watson, Halee Werner, Paige Zieman, Saylor Zurcher


10th Grade – Jordan Anderson, Emily Arsmstrong, Mackenzie Beaman, Breann Bisonnette, Anna Boehm, Samara Bruno, Jackson Caley, Brooke Cash, Andrew Conway, Alyssa Coon, Kacie Creighton, Michael Denney, Rachel Denney, Noah Descombes, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, Brett Greufe, Colten Haak, Lillian Harlan, Dominic Hemme, Layla Heritage, Makailyn Hernandez, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Grace Keilholz, Kyley Keith, Brylee Langford, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Victoria Long, Lauren Mann, Callie Miller, Grace Montag, Alexander Moore, Cailtin O’Hanlon, Alexandra Pierce, Thomas Puffett, Summer Ray, Kylee Reeves, Madison Roach, Mackenzie Robinson, Johana Rosas, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, David Shanks, Gracie Smith, Dale Snider, Robert Stone, Tristin Sudduth, Chance Sullivan, Kirsten Thompson, Tanner Todd, Sidney Walters, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley, Brandon Young, Tori Young

11th Grade – Macee Adams, Dalton Bach, Kylie Baker, James Barnes, Megan Bauer, Ryan Bolden, Robin Brundage, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Samantha Clevenger, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Isaac Denney, Jacob Dennis, Zachary Gray, Kaley Hays, Alexandria Jackson, Lane Jellison, Noah Kenyon, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Gage Lawler, Cole Lightfoot, Nathaniel Longo, Jon Luckel, Hannah McCommon, James McGovney, Emma Moore, Lucia Navarro-Martin, Josey Pate, Breana Peters, Lauren Petersen, Clara Plasse, Jodee Powell, Alexis Raysik, Graceann Ring, Jamie Ross, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Breanna Snyder, Peyton Snyder, Racheal Snyder, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Benjamin Watson, Courtney Wesemann, Mackenzie Whetzel, Brooke Wood, Colleen Wouters, Cameron Young.

12th Grade – Carlee Adams, Maranda Arcuri, Madison Bailey, Victoria Bock, Olen Brattin, Abbey Breitbach, Dalton Burge, Coleman Corson, Tyler Crane, Gabrielle Cusimano, Kaitlin Dierking, Garrison Fields, Danielle Gerken, Mikalah Gibson, Emily Graham, Savanna Hambleton, Cameron Haws, Levi Hayes, Cruz Hernandez, Morgan Hoenshell, Levi Jack, Taylor Jackson, Mason James, O’Tillia Jerabek, Madelyn Kahl, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Matt Neill, Andrew Nicholls, Marissa Paris, Chayton Parrott, Sara Ross, Keegan Ruckman, Jaryd Smith, Stephany Soto, William Stanley, John Stewart, Cole Sullivan, Madolyn Swinney, Zachary Taylor, Kennedy Todd, Anthony Um, Jamie Vaughan, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Jonathan Webb, Coleman Winslow, Zachary Zieman

Regular Honor Roll
9th Grade - Vincent Anderson, Dylan Berry, Chloe Bloom, Sierra Bowman, Garrett Canaan, Roman Carr, Kaitlyn Clevenger, Delaney Davis, Joshua Devaul, Mackenzie Dimarco, Mariah Dryer, Amber Gerken, Morgan Gish, Tyler Hagan, Jakob Hammond, Kristen Harris, Reagan Harrison, Gage Johnson, Zachariah Ketchum, Brittany Marshall, Joey Mazy Franks, Madison Mcdaniel, Sarah Miller, Cameron Parker, Hannah Parmenter, Sally Riffle, Peyton Schlueter, Taylor Shewmaker, Joseph Sosko, Jackson Stone, Cassandra Waddle, Karli Whited, Cierra Williams, Luke Winkler, Samantha Yokley

10th Grade - Meghan Ball, Matthew Blair, Ryan Bowen, Emma Braley, Dillon Bray, Jared Clapp, Savannah Demeyer, Makayla Devault, Noah Dowdy, Taylor Elias, Cali Faherty, Jacob Figley, Tabitha Graham, Jordan Hamlin, Jillian Heuwinke, Madison Hunt, Jacobs Evan, Cordell Jellison, David Kobie III, Keith Lapee, Marcus Lapee, Savannah Long, Saisha Morgan, Michael Okuly, Tori Parrott, Andrea Powell, Rachel Ridge, Derek Smith, Mariah Thompson, Cassadee Turner

11th Grade - Dylan Adams, Kevin Aguilar, Nathan Allen, Garrett Bakken, Blake Beagle, Lauren Bonnett, Haley Burge, Michelle Butricks, Sarah Davis, Parker Evans, Jacob Fisher, Casey Gifford, Marissa Hatfield, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Henry, Kylie Heublein, Haden Hodge, Paige Johnson, Jake King, Alyssa Kramer, Daniel Lee, Tyler Livingston, Brandon Long, Caleb Long, Kelsey Miller, Ashley Pace, Austin Recker, Paige Robinson, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Michaela Shinn, Fernanda Sierra, Jenna Solomon, Alexis Thompson, Gavin Wheeler, Orion Whetzel, Austin White, Holly Wilhelm, Shae Williams, Shelby Williams, Brooke Young

12th Grade - Tanner Archer, Crystal Barker, Tanner Basile, Alli Blackmore, Phillip Bledsoe, Logan Blomquist, Courtney Bonnett, Luke Cox, Malynn Creighton, Ruben Freed, Garrett Gladden, Joseph Gomez, Sean Grant, Kale Hammons, Christian Holmes, Livi Johnson, Kasey King, Katie Krug, Eryn Livingston, Jack Lowe, Ean Mckee, Jordyn Merriman, Patrick Monta, Joshua Moore, Levi Phipps, Mason Poling, Brandon Pruett, Haley Richwine, Madison Ring, Tyler Robling, Taylor Ross, Brooke Rottinghaus, Dylan Ryerson, Garrett Seller, Kaler Selvin, Gonzalo Senda, Clayton Shipley, Joseph Smith, Sienna Smith, Cheyenne Struttmann, Kylie Thompson, Claire Villegas, Margaret Waddle, Jacob Waugh, Max Whited, Bailey Wileman, Jacob Winger, Amber Woolford

 

Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for second semester of the 2015-2016 school year.
Primary School:
4th Quarter
Kindergarten – Odin Hudson, Henry Keil, Kody Ashcroft, Kinley Mithcell, Peyton White, Jameson Summers, Cole Abel, Brooklyn Martin, Jesse Nickerson, Rowan Park, Karleigh Tevis, Carissa Curtis, Camryn Newman, Kyra Tate
1st Grade – Brody Powell, Bailey Buchanan, Alexandra Caughron, Annie Hartley, Kaya Foote, Kaitlyn Hisey, Brandon Keller, Donovan Lawrence, Kaeden Secrist, Cadyn Gustin, Avery Young, Adalyn Ehlert, Mary Powelson
2nd Grade – Anastasia Nickols, Ella Plasse, Collin Woodfin, Callista Abel, Kevin Rosas, Raquel Park, Jeni Rosanbalm

Elementary School:
All Year
Aaron Thielen, Ashlynn Wheeldon, Victoria Wilson

Intermediate School:
Second Semester
5th Grade – Kelsey Baker, Kathryn Dummer, Lillian Gross, Bianca Hernandez, Elektra Huffman, Karsyn Johnson, Avery Lawrence, Katherine Meiries, Isabella Noel, Jesse Ouyand, Cody Parker, Grant Reeves, Jozlyine Rivera, Jordan Smith
6th Grade – Tayler Bowers, Marko Bredenhand, Tucker Brunner, Riley Cole, Alexandria Danner, Dylan DiMarco, Alexis Little, Mine’ Maree, Grace McKee, Seth Moreno, Duncan Perkins, Harley Prewitt, Larissa Spears, Natalie Wood
All Year
5th Grade – Lillian Gross, Elektra Huffman, Avery Lawrence, Cody Parker, Grant Reeves, Jordan Smith
6th Grade – Tayler Bowers, Tucker Brunner, Riley Cole, Alexandria Danner, Alexis Little, Grace McKee, Seth Moreno

Middle School:
Second Semester
8th Grade – Mariah Brattin, Truman Cartner, Jeffrey Hatfield, Brittany Hays, Jordan Hoerl, Angeleena Hook, Dayton Little, Julia Longmeyer, Nicholas Rahe, Abigale Rice, Madison Roeder, Carson Shoop, Lana Smith, Miguel Venegas, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams, Kaitlyn Wilson, Noah Worsley
7th Grade – Jacob Adams, Karis Bloom, Darren Byrd, Gavin Chace, Isabella Danner, Donovan Davis, Charlie Heritage, Emily Hill, Emma Johnson, Prestly Lamar, Ashton Morris, Katie Myers, Austin Noel, Aidan Parman, Alexandria Redwine, Aubrey Schirlls, Averie Snyder, James Tabony, Olivia Trask, Mya-Beth Wheeldon, Keegan Zizza, Madalynn Zvacek
All Year
8th Grade – Mariah Brattin, Lawson Graham, Jeffrey Hatfield, Angeleena Hook, Dayton Little, Nicholas Rahe, Abigale Rice, Lana Smith, Miguel Venegas, Rachel Wilhoit, Kaitlyn Wilson
7th Grade – Jacob Adams, Karis Bloom, Darren Byrd, Emily Hill, Emma Johnson, Prestly Lamar, Ashton Morris, Austin Noel, Aidan Parman, Aubrey Schirlls, Olivia Trask, Madalynn Zvacek

High School:

Second Semester
9th Grade – Katherine Bauer, Brandon Byrd, Holly Cassaday, Aaron Chen, Zoe Crockett, Taylor Markham10th Grade – Evan Brons, Rachel Denney, Mathew Dobson, Joseph Heinrich, Eric Humphrey, David Kobie, Kylee Reeves, Madison Roach, Sydney Schirlls
11th Grade – Megan Bauer, Tymon Conway, Daniel Lee, Caleb Long, Robert McCormick, James McGovney, Clara Plasse, Hannah Taylor, Gavin Wheeler, Evan Williams
12th Grade – Dalton Burge, Andrew Dobson, Kale Hammons, Jacob Longmeyer, Colton Neill, Marissa Paris, Levi Phipps, Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith, William Stanley, Jacob Waugh
All Year
9th Grade, 1st Year: Holly Cassady
10th Grade, 1st year: Joseph Heinrich, Eric Humphrey, Sydney Schirlls
10th Grade, 2nd year: Matthew Dobson, Kylee Reeves
11th Grade, 1st year: Megan Bauer, Tymon Conway, Daniel Lee, James McGovney, Clara Plasse
12th Grade, 1st year: Dalton Burge, Andrew Dobson, Marissa Paris, Levi Phipps, Jacob Waugh
12th Grade, 3 years: Kale Hammons
12th Grade, 4 years: Colton Neill
12th Grade, 5 years: Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith


District News: BOE Report, May 16, 2016


FFA Plant Sales

FFA Plant Sales this Saturday from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m.(May 14) and on May 23rd.  (After school by appointment.)
Vegetables:  Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cabbage, Peppers and Herbs.
Flowering and Bedding Plants:  Annuals, Perennials and hanging baskets all grown from seed by Agricultural Education Students in Greenhouse Management. 


End of Year Staff Recognition Reception
The Pleasant Hill R-III School District hosted its annual end of year staff recognition reception May 2 at Pleasant Hill High School. The event honored four (4) staff members who were retiring at the end of this school year, as well as the recipients of the Excellence in Education Awards, “ABC” Award, Rookie Awards and service pins.

Honored retirees included

  • David Brayton is retiring after teaching High School Industrial Arts for 16 years for the Pleasant Hill District. He began teaching in August of 2000.
  • Janell Hamilton is retiring after 29 years, 25 of that here in Pleasant Hill. She was the Assistant Director for 5 years prior to being the director. She was a sped teacher for 14 years, and taught 1 year of regular 2nd grade, before being in admin for 10 years.
  • Diana Redwine is retiring after 30 years. She was a paraprofessional before becoming a Secretary for the Primary School in 1997.
  • Cathy Young is retiring after 31 years of teaching. She taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade and 3rd grade. She began teaching for the District in 1979.

Chamber Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to PHYRE Teacher, Michelle Humphrey for receiving the Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year. She was recognized by the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce in an award ceremony back in January. Congratulations again for this well deserved honor!

National Board Certification
Congratulations to Primary School teachers Kathy Roach and Janet Anderson for achieving National Board Certification again! Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is a rigorous, performance-based process that requires multiple submissions and data, and recognizes excellence in teaching practices.

Rookie Awards went to staff members who have completed their first year with the Pleasant Hill School District. They included: Melissa Arenson, Melinda Armstrong, Tana Betts, Sheryl Book, Hanna Bowman, Rochelle Breslin, Melinda Buchanan, Brittany Campbell, Michelle Carey, Ashley Carter, Amanda Cook, Theresa Faulk, Ashley Fenton, Kayla Heishman, Danielle Justus, Kristin Langemach, Ashley Lewis, Heather Martin, Dustin Mounce, Amanda Norman, Michele Norman, Nicole Ortiz, Melissa Patterson, Sheila Ross, Tiffanie Schuette, Greg Smith, Jennifer Underwood, Elizabeth Woodson, Mariah Wurdeman, Leiann Zvacek

The Excellence in Education Award award is designed to recognize an overall contribution to education by an educator. Candidates should have the ability to inspire learning, should show genuine concern for students and should be active in their profession and/or community. (A ‘certificated’ recipient was recognized from each building. Each building’s Excellence in Education Award recipient then competed for the District honor of Teacher of the Year)

  • The Primary School Excellence in Education Award went to Kindergarten teacher, Kathy Roach. Kathy was chosen because her planning and preparation have resulted in increased opportunities for her students. She develops engaging lessons with motivating activities, songs and games that inspire her students curiosity and creativity. She has integrated technology in her kindergarten classroom through a district grant providing an iPad cart. Learning and high standards are always evident in her classroom and her students will proudly tell you “I am an author and an illustrator.” Kathy has taught for a total of 19 years, 17 of them here in Pleasant Hill. We are honored to have her as part of our staff, Congratulations Kathy!
  • The Elementary School Excellence in Education Award went to Third Grade teacher, Tiffany Sullivan. Tiffany was selected because she has mastered the art of being firm but fair, having rules yet maintaining relationships, and always remembering that though she teaches numerous content / subject areas, she is really teaching ‘children’ whom she willingly offers love, acceptance and patience. She radiates positive energy wherever she goes and is always full of life. Her co-workers also note that if it has been a tough day or the morale seems low around the building, Tiffany has been known to break out in song or will put on a favorite dance song in the cd player and encourage everyone to just get up and dance. Congratulations Tiffany, on this honor.
  • The Intermediate School Excellence in Education Award went to Vocal Music teacher, Libbie Chandler. Libbie was selected because her class is a welcoming, upbeat and engaging classroom. Her students are always actively involved in their own learning and she is always encouraging them to reach their potential. She is genuinely devoted to her students in every way. She has added several before and after school opportunities for students to participate in choirs and performances. She has offered additional elective courses to meet the needs of more students. She puts students needs first and always does what is best for them.  Congratulations Libbie!
  • The Middle School Excellence in Education Award went to Vocal Music teacher, Courtney Williams. Courtney was selected because she puts in an enormous amount of time and care, all for her students. There are so many extra hours of planning and rehearsals that go into developing a successful music program and because of her hard work and dedication this year, there were so many wonderful performances of the On Broadway Variety Show. She also shows that music can enrich your life well beyond your time in school, as a role model, because she is a very active part of a musical group outside of school. Congratulations Courtney!
  • The High School Excellence in Education Award went to Math teacher, Laura Case. Laura was chosen in part because she is organized, prepared and differentiates instruction for students. She has been a standout at helping some at-risk seniors in her Connections class, taking the time to develop action plans for them. She models a Tier 2 intervention model for RTI by requesting that students come in during Connections time so she can work with them on re-teaching, enrichment or missing assignments. She always greets others with a warm friendly smile and she volunteers for activities and is proactive in making positive changes to help provide opportunities for students. Congratulations Laura!
  • The Educator of the Year went to Courtney Williams. Courtney was chosen this year because her love of music inspires her students and they realize they can accomplish amazing things. She has continued that tradition of excellence in the vocal music department and our school and our community is better for it. Congratulations to the Educator of the Year, Courtney Williams!

The ABC award is presented annually to a classified staff person who has given outstanding service to the school district.  We look particularly for the person who has significantly contributed to the mission of the school and to the overall educational climate. The award went to Middle School Custodian, Alan Borchert. He was chosen because he is consistently helpful and friendly and is more than happy to help whenever there is a maintenance need, without any complaints. The Middle School is lucky to have such a positive and helpful person on our staff. Alan has been with the District since Sept. 2011

Service pins were awarded to individuals that have completed a minimum of 5 years full-time employment with the Pleasant Hill School District. Those receiving service pins included:

5 years:  Ryan Bird, Alan Borchert, Johna Geist, Randy Greufe, Crystal Monath,  Staci Waibel, Lora Watson, Wayne Wolff

10 years:  Dena Alexander, Jane Bermel, Cindy Blair, Tammie Evans, Michelle Humphrey, Dr. Becky Gallagher, Jessica Jones, Michelle Lewis, Brian McDavitt, Jane Pierce, Stephen Reese, Courtney Williams, Dr. Janis Yokley

15 years: Patrice Adams, Janet Anderson, Eric Bloom, Bev Cline, Jackie Emo, Veronica Love, Ryan Messinger, Becky Russell, Melinda Snyder

20 years: Greg Reeves, Linda Strong

25 years: Janell Hamilton

30 years: Diana Redwine, Paul Smith

35 years: Cindy McManis

1st Semester Perfect Attendance (August through Dec. 2015)
Kari Barger, Sean Berry, Alan Borchert, Hanna Bowman, Rochelle Breslin, Michelle Carey, Amanda Cook, George Creason, Karen Dollins, Linda Greve, Kelly Hart, Nancy Keilholz, Tammy Kirchhofer, Margaret Kosfeld, Brook Ludlam, Lyndsey Martin, Brian McDavitt, Michelle Morris, Tammy Prewitt, Stephen Reese, Kyle Reeves, Melissa Rinker, Kathy Roach, Tiffanie Schuette, Greg Smith, Erica Smothers, Paul Stahl, Lora Watson, Courtney Williams

 

District News: BOE Report, May 2, 2016

 

District News: BOE Report, April 18, 2016

 

Welcome Reception
Pleasant Hill residents and parents are invited to attend a reception for the new Special Services Director Pam Maxey, Middle School Principal Greg Reeves and Elementary School Principal Heidi Mackey for the 2016-2017 school year.
The reception will be at District Office at 318 Cedar Street, Monday, April 18th from 3pm to 5pm. Please stop in and help us welcome the new staff members.

 

District News: BOE Report, April 5, 2016

District News: BOE Report, Mar. 21, 2016

District News: BOE Report, Mar. 7, 2016

Teitelbaum won investWrite Contest
Seventh grade middle school student, Abby Teitelbaum won the state and national Investwrite competition. Congrats Abby!

Brattin named Class 2 Wrestler of the Year
Pleasant Hill High School Senior, Olen Brattin has been selected as the Missouri Wrestling Association Class 2 Wrestler of the Year. This award is voted on by Class 2 Wrestling coaches statewide. Olen will be honored at the Missouri Wrestling Hall of Fame Banquet in Columbia, Missouri on March 13.

Meningococcal Shot Clinic: Mar 11, 2016

District News: Feb 22, 2016

 

Community Education Survey
The Pleasant Hill VOCEP (Vocational Community Education Program) would like to invite the patrons of the Pleasant Hill School District to give their input on classes that will be offered through the community adult education.  To take the survey, please click on the link (below) or go the Pleasant Hill R-III School District webpage and click on "Community Education Survey". 
Your input will be greatly appreciated to make sure that we are offering classes that meets the interests of our patrons. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J8HV5YY

 

Cass County Kids First hosts first legislative breakfast for 2016
Representatives from public school districts in Cass County met Friday morning, Feb. 5, with six state legislators to learn more about issues expected to be discussed and considered during the 2016 legislative session.

This is the second year for the school districts to join forces under the banner “Cass County Kids First” to develop and endorse a list of legislative priorities.

The legislative priorities are organized in four categories of funding, local control, accountability, and student transfers. After developing and endorsing the list of legislative priorities, the group invited legislators who represent the districts to attend the first of several planned events for 2016.

At the legislative breakfast on Feb. 5, six state legislators attended and spoke with the group. In attendance were: Sen. Ed Emery, R-31, Rep. Jack Bondon, R-56; Rep. Rick Brattin, R-55; Rep. Wanda Brown, R-57; Rep. Donna Pfautsch, R-33; and Rep. Jack Runions, D-37.

Each legislator was given an opportunity to speak to the group. There was also a question and answer session. Topics of discussion at the Feb. 5 breakfast included funding of the foundation formula for school districts; specific areas of funding for gifted education, early childhood education and transportation; the school calendar and the impact of starting school before Labor Day; legislation about bathroom access for transgender students; and statutes about bullying and harassment. There were also comments about proposals for schools to provide suicide education, specific civics education, and CPR training. As has been the theme for the past year, school officials advocated for local control whenever possible.

Cass County Kids First includes the 10 public school districts in Cass County: Archie R-V School District, Belton #124 School District, Drexel R-IV School District, East Lynne 40 School District, Harrisonville School District, Midway R-I School District, Pleasant Hill School District, Raymore-Peculiar School District, Sherwood Cass School District, and Strasburg C-3 School District.

You can find more about the group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/casscountykidsfirst, or by following the group on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CassKidsFirst.

 

District News: Feb. 8, 2016

 

Active Shooter Training
Staff at the Pleasant Hill Elementary School and Middle School participated in active shooter training on the early out day on January 29, 2016. The District took this opportunity to train staff in these two buildings, while students were not present due to the early release. Teachers reacted in real time to a scenario presented to them as the intruder traveled through various parts of the building. When the drill was completed, teachers and staff gathered together with administration and local law enforcement to debrief what took place during the drill. We are very fortunate to have an outstanding working relationship with the First Responders in our community and appreciate the time and effort they put forth to help protect our students and staff.

 

Spelling Bee
Last night's 2016 Pleasant Hill School District's Spelling Bee came down to two students, Rachel Wilhoit and her sister Sarah. The sisters were the only contestants for three additional rounds, after the other 17 had been eliminated, before Rachel was declared our winner in Round 14 with the championship word jai alai.  We hadn't seen sibling spelling tension like that since the Longmeyer (Justin and Jacob) brothers several years ago.
Congratulations to Rachel and good job to all 19 participants.


Valentine Deliveries

The Pleasant Hill R-III School District will not be accepting any Valentine deliveries for students the week of Feb. 14, For safety reasons, balloons and candy / floral arrangements are never allowed on school buses.


District News: Jan. 25, 2016


Six candidates file for the Board of Education
Six (6) candidates have filed for election to the Pleasant Hill R-III School District Board of Education. Clay Kohler, Travis Ross, John Edenburn and Jon Mooneyham have filed as candidates for the two regular three-year terms. Current board member John Edenburn is seeking reelection and will face former board member Clay Kohler and newcomers, Travis Ross and Jon Mooneyham.

Current board member, David Burge chose not to file for reelection.  David Burge served three full terms and one partial term for a total of 10 years.

Todd Wilson and Deenia Hocker have filed for the two-year term to fulfill a vacancy.

Filing for election closed on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The election will be held on April 5, 2016.

 

Honor Roll
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (gpa) for first semester.

Elementary School
All A’s
3rd Grade: Wrigley Anderson, Brooke Beck, Alexis Brotherton, Elijah Davis, Sarah Davis, Jameson Duncan, Elias Gomez, Sidney Koehler, Ava Meade, Reed Noland, Addison Owen, Jacob Petrowsky, Jessica St. John, Bryson Saucerman, Ame Scrogham, Alana Thelin, Addie Tippie, Caia Underwood

4th Grade: Jackson Akin, Camden Anderson, Reagan Beaman, Ellie Beck, Kayla Mason, Aspen Milbrandt, Amelia Mooneyham, Payton Moore, Isabelle Talbot, Lauren Weiss

All A’s and B’s
3rd Grade: LeAnn Adkins, Nathan Armstrong, Von Barnaby, Lane Bracken, Isaac Bysor, Ella Crain, Aaron Creach, Blaire Curdy, Skylar Cyr, McKenna Dinges Summers, Liam Elkins, Chloe Elliott, Javan Galvan, Leeanna Gentry, Kordell George, Josie Gladieux, Chaney Gray, Carter Hammond, Garrison Hartsell, Riley Hays, Carter Hodson, Cooper Kent, Jordan Kenyon, Noah Keisacker, Isabella Kietzmann, Charlie Kitchell, Emma Kitchell, Tanna Kreisel, Kayla Long, Stephen Longfellow, Laney McDaniel, Petyon Madison, Lane Martin, Lillyann Maxwell, Addilyn Miller, Brooks Miller, Aiden Minor, JJ Mooneyham, Sophie Moran, Parker Morrison, Wyatt Newman, Connie Ouyang, Aliceyn Patterson, Alaina Piburn, Haidyn Pike, Chasen Quilter, Addison Ralston, Jaron Reyes, Brady Roe, Ava Rogers, Addison Secrist, Ella Shaffer, Addison Shaw, Kaelyn Skivers, Jamie Snow, Jaidyn Tabony, Kasyn Tevis, Kennady Thornsberry, Garrison Tweedie, Presley Walter, Nicolette Wayne, Lola Whistle, Shannon Williamson, Tyne Wilson

4th Grade: Jack Ailshire, Owen Avery, Cameron Barnes, Ella Betts, Carissa Bink, Halie Boardman, Quynn Collins, Easton Cotter, Landon Crain, Xavier Creighton, Alex Curry, Tristin D’Ambra, Reagan Donovan, Brandon Enriques, Mason Good, Dean Graham, Campbell Gregory, Troy Gustin, Trinity Halfmann, Ella Hanes, Grant Hardin, Jacob Harmon, Brady Hughes, Carter Hull, Kaylyn Isaman, Dylan Jackson, Westyn Jensen, Colin Kiger, Cooper Killian, Hannah Kleyh, Allie Klockenga, Sean Kohler, Brett Larrabee, Addison Lentz, Jaiden Little, Jude Marconett, Addison Meeks, Weston Miller, Natalie Morris, Lillian Mullins, Talan Nicholas, Maria Ore, Ariana Poss, Madison Powers, Brooke Schror, Mara Shouse, Addison Smith, Madalyn Stranckmeyer, Grayson Sudduth, Kylie Sullivan, Carter Szajnuk, Jackson Vescovi, Abygail Widhalm, Victoria Wilson, Mya Wise, Makynna Woods

Intermediate School

Superintendent’s Honor Roll
5th Grade: Cody Ammerman, Brayden Bass, Jolyn Blake, Calli Bloom, Corina Brockman, Brenden Bunch, Grayce Clark, Jacob Davis, Aryana Devault, Cooper Divine, Sofie Duncan, Samuel Ewing, Serenity Ford, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Taliya Guenther, Katherine Hamilton, Jacob Hanes, Jakob Hurd, James Kauffman, Reagan Kimrey, Avery Lawrence, Lydia Mannino, Caleb Martin, Madalynn McCannon, Katherine Meiries, Emma Miller-Fox, James Mooneyham, Braidy Moore, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Keaton Odel, Jozlyine Rivera, Haley Ross, Alena Scrogham, Sam Slaughter, Kole Starlin, Chase Underwood, Taylor Vaughn, Kirsten Vestal, Justin Wasson

6th Grade: Walker Aldrige, Caitlyn Allen, Kelly Anderson, Isabel Bakken, Taylor Bowers, Bailey Burnett, Mylene Casey-Singleton, Riley Cole, Alexandria Danner, Barrett Darrah, Cason Driver, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Kiley Faust, Jordan Fisher, Josephine Gomez, Bella Jensen, Robert Cole Jobe, Mollie Johnson, Adriana Kalousek. Clayton Kohler, Morgan Lassiter, Wyatt Leyda, Jesse Matthes, Liam McCall, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Seth Moreno, Ryan Perisho, Elijah Reynolds, Gavin Rogers, Delaney Schuller, Elizabeth Sudduth, Olivia Toler, David Vaughn, Trey Widhalm, Sarah Wilhoit, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods

Principals Honor Roll
5th Grade: Joslyn Allen, Jazmyn Baker, Kelsey Baker, Ella Bears, Ryan Canaan, Raelynn Carter, Chloe Clapp, Ayden Cline, Jay Cooper, Kathryn Dummer, David Duncan, Emma Dutcher, Makyna Faust, Cooper Fellers, Oscar Garcia, Carissa Ginther, Lawson Gonzalez, Tristin Gower, Ema Graham, Ethan Hall, Riley Hawkins, Ethan Hesterberg, Mason Hicks, Alexzander Hill, Jude Hoffman, Rylee Husling, Ayden Jackson, Karsyn Johnson, Emma Kleyh, Nathan Kobie, Jacob Liley, Nicholas Linthicum, Cheyenne Maasen, Bethany Markham, Samuel McDowell-Driskell, Mia Meuschke, Ryan Murray, Keaten O’Neal, Jesse Ouyang, Quincey Payne-Thornton, Audrey Perkins, Skylar Poss, Emelia Proudfit, Brielle Quilter, Alicia Quinn, Grant Reeves, Kaleb Richards, Shannon Ruckman, Brooke Shifflett, Destiny Stewart, Cooper Sullivan, Nathan Swilley, Korbin Thaller, Raegan Watterson, Ella Weber, Alyssa Wiggins, Madison Wilson, Emma Young

6th Grade: Sofia Abney, Averi Allen, George Logan Arbuckle, Isaac Bledsoe, Madison Blevins, Marko Bredenhand, Marisa Brendel, Kaidence Cleveland, Mazlyn Collins, Ashley Crooks, Matthew Davis, Kennedy Donovan, Peyton Franklin, Dharma Gilsdorf, Sophia Gregory, James Hays, Nathan Hays, Serentiy Heuwinkle, Hayden Hocker, Jackson Hunt, CheyAnn Johnson, Carmen Kidwell, Nina LaPee, Makenzie Layton, Logan Leiker, Alexis Little, Kylie Lloyd, Landon Martin, Jordan Mason, Victoria Nickols, Cameron Orrick, Hannah Ponder, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Zachary Redwine, Noah Riley, Rayne Rusk, Jaydon Shuler, Hadelynn Smith, Michelle Uselton

Regular Honor Roll
5th Grade: Evan Alesi, Jonah Anderson, Camryn Bell, Jordan Benson, Barbara Bowers, Trinity Brasel, Richard Brattin, Josie Brownsberger, Peyton Brunell, Mavrick Crider, Keely Crownover, Alyssa Dinges, Samuel Edwards, Megan Elam, Chezney Fritts, Terrance Fuller, Lydia Gentry, Jackson Gieschen, James Gladieux, Brenden Grego, Lillian Gross, Hayden Hornbostel, Leland Hornbostel, Wesley Irwin, McKenna Kaps, Gracie Layton, Noah Lewis, Emily Millard, Isabella Noel, Cody Parker, Kayla Potter, Easton Roe, Elliot Shull, Jordon Smith, Samantha Smith, Hannah South, Seth Stafford, Makayla Stalker-Klotz, Logan Taylor, Zachary Watson, Cole Webber, Destiny Weber, Silas Wixom, Kaden Young, Brock Zimmerschied

6th Grade: Leandro Adkins, Jaron Ball, Braden Beatty, Alivia Bilderback-Jones, Kayla Brattin, Lane Brattin, Daniel Busick, Jesse Capra, McKayla Christopher, Michael Collins, Madelyn Davis, Broke DeVaul, Dylan DiMarco, Jacob Elliott, Samantha Fenton, Paige Fisher, Owen Gish, Elizabeth Hawkins, Mariah Hedrick, Thomas Horkay, Logan Huslig, Jacob Johnson, Layla Kennedy, Zachary Langford, Logan Mann, Brenna Markham, Cora McSparran, Jaydn Medlock, Kenzi Myers, Brandon Osborn, Darian Patet, Duncan Perkins, Kotton Pinnell-Crawford, Gracie Reynolds, Gwynne Ring, Johnathan Rivera, Keagan Roeder, Chase Roller, Paige Ruckdeschel, Landon Schlueter, Abigail Shipley, Cole Simmons, Ella Smith, Carissa Smith-Neely, Larissa Spears, Justin St. John, Emmalee Thaller, Avrielle Tindall, Jacob Vanderwerf, Caden Walker, Nicholas Watson, Ashlie Wheeldon, Jackson White, Margaret Whitlock, William Whitney, Alyssa Williams, Olivia Williams

Middle School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll
7th Grade: Jesse Ailshire, Drake Beaman, Nelson Descombes, Landon Fatino, Aislee Gonzalez, Charlie Heritage, Hannah Joyce, Claire Kenyon, Jenna Marconett, Makayla McClenahan, Evan Miller, Dylan Orpin, Abigail Teitelbaum, Olivia Trask, Riley Vaughn, Tobin Wise

8th Grade: Logan Bailey, Patrick Brunell, Kylie Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Austin Dinges, Jacey Faust, Tanner Graves, Jaden Greenwood, Esebel Helgren, Jordan Hoerl, Ashlynn Keilholz, Emily Kerchner, Blaine Kleyh, Ramsey Kohler, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkins, Jagger Lawler, Dayton Little, Austin Long, Julia Longmeyer, Ethan Longo, Angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Garrett Pierce, Isabella Raysik, Jayden Reyes, Abigale Rice, Dawson Sivils, Megan Swinney, Cole Swofford, Maggie Tribble, Miguel Venegas, Sarah Watson, Alexis White, Morgan Wilhite-Smith, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams, Samantha Woods
Principal’s Honor Roll

7th Grade: Aidan Amor, Joshua anderson, Jenna Avery, Owen Bailey, Chanie Campbell, Joliana Canaan, Isabella Danner, Caroline Duensing, Canton Elliott, Paige Gustin, Connor Hardin, Emily hill, Brock Koehler, Ashlyn Long, Gabrielle Lopez, Keagon Madison, Cassidy Miller, Ashton Morris, Zion Patterson, Isabelle Proudfit, Abigail Ring, Jessica Ross, Tyler Rowe, Averie Snyder, Jack Snyder, Saige Stafford, James Tabony, Alaina Umscheid, Keegan Zizza, Addison Zurcher

8th Grade: Daria Bennett, Mariah Brattin, Collin Brockman, Jasmine Brown, Ethan Campbell, Haley Comegys, Mithcell Coon, Lindsey Dobson, Desmond Ewing, Jade Feeler, Clay Froehlich, Samuel Gray, Deidra Gross, Ethan Hansen, Jeffrey Hatfield, Paige Hicks, Hanah Hocker, Angeleena Hook, Shyann Jellison, Victor Leiker, Michael Maasen, Hailey McCommon, Abigail McKee, Maycie Meaders, Christina Morris, tanner Reffitt, Kyleigh Roe, Carly Rogers, Shirley Salcedo, Caleb Shepard, Carson Shoop, Julia Sias, Nicole South, Liley Spear, Thomas Swilley, Alec Wheeler
Regular Honor Roll

7th Grade: Kale Bakken, Ian Bledsoe, Karis Bloom, Allee Brattin, Evan Burns, Victoria Cain, Makenzie Carlile, John Carter, Madison Copowycz, Morgan Corbin, Jaxton Dinges, Jadyn Dowdy, Ara Faherty, Alexandra Good, Landon Gray, Silas Gray, Jacob Harlan, Marissa Helms, Caitlin Hensley, Emma Johnson, Michelle Kramer, Wyatt Lawrence, Haylee Lewis, Kyleigh Marley, Elizabeth May, Marissa McCormick, Madelyn Nelson, Karleigh Ogan, Sydney Peters, Jackson Petersen, Logan Pickering, Alexandria Redwine, Kooper Reed, Thomas Riffle, Mikayla Sandell, Aubrey Schirlls, Regan Shouse, Zackery Smith, Kaemyn Stidham, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Madealynn Zvacek

8th Grade: Madalyn Allen, Brandon Baker, Jackson Barnes, Ethan Beagle, Isaac Belcher, Conner Bracken, Andrew Brownsberger, Grace Chambers, Hayden Cox, Braylee Davis, Catherine Davis, Kaitlyn Ewing, Brooke Fernau, Lawson Graham, Natalie Hopkins, Reid Howell, Audrey Mann, Riley Moutray, Mikayla Ollison, Haley Pierce, Siera Powell, Madison Roeder, Alexandria Ruiz, Simon Scott, Parker Snow, Woody Springer, Sayler Todd, Morgan Wehner, Brylee Wells

High School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll
9th Grade: Grace Kenyon, Benjamin Yoder

10th Grade: Samara Bruno, Levi Cohen, Joseph Dryer, Joseph Heinrich, Nathaniel Holmes, Eric Humphrey, Skyler Kirchhofer, Ashley McClenahan, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Madison Roach, Nicholas Ryan

11th Grade: Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Rachel Dustman, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Emma Moore, Blake Rutherford, Evan Williams, Luella Yoder

12th Grade: Dalton Burge, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, O’Tillia Jerabek, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Emma Moore, Emilee Nulsen, Nathan Ryan, Madolyn Swinney, Joshua Young.

Principal’s Honor Roll
9th Grade: Jeffrey Aguilar, Daniel Albin, Andra Allen, Christian Atkins, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Marissa Bowman, Sierra Bowman, Wyatt Bramwell, Averee Brattin, Sydney Bunch, Kennedy Burton, Wesley Butler, Garrett Canaan, Morgan Carlile, Aaron Chen, Trey Clevenger, Joel Conway, Zoe Crockett, Mackenzie Dimarco, Mariah Dryer, Dawson Ferdig, Faith Griggs, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, McKenna Hanover, Kristen Harris, Reagan Harrison, Sophia Harvey, Madeline Helms, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Gabriel Hodge, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Zachariah Ketchum, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Emma Marshall, Sarah Morris, Mathew Moua, Margh Newberry, William Pryor, Avery Quilter, Grace Riley, Marianne Riley, Garrett Schick, Cesar Sigala, Keegan Slaughter, Taylor Stith, Stewart Watson, Halee Werner, Paige Zieman, Saylor Zurcher

10th Grade: Jordan Anderson, Emily Armstrong, Mackenzie Beaman, Breann Bissonnette, Matthew Blair, Anna Boehm, Dillon Bray, Jackson Caley, Brooke Cash, Andrew Conway, Alyssa Coon, Kacie Creighton, Savannah Demeyer, Michael Denney, Rachel Denney, Noah Descombes, Ashtyn Dickens, Matthew Dobson, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Jacob Figley, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, Tabitha Graham, Brett Greufe, Gabrielle Griggs, Colten Haak, Jordan Hamlin, Lillian Harlan, Dominic Hemme, Layla Heritage, Makailyn Hernandez, Jillian Heuwinkel, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Madison Hunt, Grace Keilholz, Kyley Keith, Brylee Langford, Keith Lapee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Savannah Long, Victoria Long, Lauren Mann, Grace Montag, Alexander Moore, Saisha Morgan, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Alexandra Pierce, Thomas Puffett, Summer Ray, Kylee Reeves, Mackenzie Robinson, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, David Shanks, Derek Smith, Gracie Smith, Dale Snider, Robert Stone, Tristin Sudduth, Chance Sullivan, Kirsten Thompson, Tanner Todd, Sidney Walters, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley, Tori Young

11th Grade: Kevin Aguilar, Nathan Allen, Dalton Bach, Kylie Baker, James Barnes, Megan Bauer, Ryan Bolden, Robin Brundage, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Jacob Dennis, Olivia Ferdig, Zachary Gray, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Haden Hodge, Lane Jellison, Noah Kenyon, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Caleb Long, Nathaniel Longo, Alexandria Jackson, Paige Johnson, Hayley Kerrick, Alyssa Kramer, Gage Lawler, Cole Lightfoot, Hannah McCommon, James McGovney, Lucia Navarro-Martin, Josey Pate, Breana Peters, Lauren Petersen, Clara Plasse, Alexis Raysik, Graceann Ring, Jamie Ross, Paige Sailors, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Breanna Snyder, Racheal Snyder, Peyton Snyder, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Benjamin Watson, Courtney Wesemann, Austin White, Holly Wilhelm, Sahe Williams, Colleen Wouters, Brooke Young, Cameron Young

12th Grade: Maranda Arcuri, Madison Bailey, Taylor Belcher, Logan Blomquist, Victoria Bock, Olen Brattin, Zandri Bredenhand, Abbey Breitbach, Noah Burton, Coleman Corson, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Gabrielle Cusimano, Kiersten Danner, Kaitlin Dierking, Garrison Fields, Danielle Gerken, Emily Graham, Kale Hammons, Cameron Haws, Levi Hayes, Felix Hernandez, Morgan Hoenshell, Christian Holmes, Mason James, Madelynn Kahl, Cheyenne Long, Jeffrey McKee, Jordyn Merriman, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Andrew Nicholls, Marissa Paris, Chayton Parrott, Walker Reed, Madison Ring, Taylor Ross, Brooke Rottinghaus, Keegan Ruckman, Brianna Shuler, Jaryd Smith, Joseph Smith, Sienna Smith, Stephany Soto, Cole Sullivan, Zachary Taylor, Kennedy Todd, Jamie Vaughan, Claire Villegas, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Zachary Zieman

Regular Honor Roll
9th Grade: Vincent Anderson, Trace Armstrong, Dylan Berry, Nathan Bledsoe, Chloe Bloom, Brooke Brinkoetter, Emily Chace, Kaitlyn Clevenger Kathleen Cortinas, Delaney Davis, Julia Edmonds, Amber Gerken, Morgan Gish, Tyler Hagan, Jakob Hammond, Mitchell Hayes, Brittany Marshall, Madison McDaniel, Cydney Metzger, Sarah Miller, Emma Mueller, Hannah Parmenter, Madelyn Phipps, Ali Ray, Sally Riffle, Taylor Shewmaker, Joseph Sosko, Sean Spangler, Jackson Stone, Landon Vest, Cassandra Waddle, Cierra Williams, Luke Winkler, Samantha Yokley

10th Grade: Sandy Aguilar, Meghan Ball, Ryan Bowen, Emma Braley, Evan Brons, Jared Clapp, Victoria Combs, Makayla Devault, Noah Dowdy, Taylor Elias, Cali Faherty, Evan Jacobs, Cordell Jellison, David Kobie, James McKee, Michael Okuly, Tori Parrott, Andrea Powell, Lauren Redwine, Rachel Ridge, Johana Rosas, Sydney Schirlls, Amanda Snow, Mariah Thompson, Cassadee Turner, Brandon Young

11th Grade: Dylan Adams, Macee Adams, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Garrett Bakken, Sarah Beachner, Blake Beagle, Lauren Bonnett, Haley Burge, Michelle Butricks, Samantha Clevenger, Sarah Davis, Isaac Denney, Spencer Eubank, Parker Evans, Jacob Fisher, Austin Freed, Marissa Hatfield, Kylie Henry, Kylie Heublein, Hunter Kelley, Kaycee Kincaid, Jake King, Daniel Lee, Tyler Livingston, Jon Luckel, Robert McCormick, Kelsey Miller, Ashley Pace, Jodee Powell, Austin Recker, Paige Robinson, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Michaela Shinn, Jenna Solomon, Alexis Thompson, Christina Waddle, Abigail Welther, Gavin Wheeler, Shelby Williams, Brooke Wood

12th Grade: Carlee Adams, Tanner Archer, Crystal Barker, Tanner Basile, Allie Blackmore, Phillip Bledsoe, Courtney Bonnett, Mikalah Gibson, Ragan Gish, Garrett Gladden, Joseph Gomez, Savanna Hambleton, Colby Hamilton, Trenton Idel, Taylor Jackson, Austin Johnson, Jaleah Jones, Kasey King, Katie Krug, Eryn Livingston, Jack Lowe, Chase Melies, Patrick Montag, Matt Neill, Levi Phipps, Mason Poling, Brandon Pruett, Haley Richwine, Tyler Robling, Sara Ross, Amber Seigler, Kaler Selvin, Gonzalo Senda, William Stanley, John Stewart, Cheyenne Struttmann, Alexis Summers, Kylie Thompson, Anthony Um, Margaret Waddle, Jonathan Webb, Max Whited, Bailey Wileman, Jacob Winger, Coleman Winslow, Amber Woolford


Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for first semester of the 2015-2016 school year.

Primary School:
Kindergarten - Skylar Busch, Brooklyn Martin, Katie Barry, Kyler Bohannon, Paityn Brunner, Ashlin Catron, Colton Coleman, Aubrey Heydon, Wyatt Jensen, Seth Kinne, Lexie Lewis, Sadie Lowry, Brooklyn Martin, Ela Martinez, Justus Mooneyham, Emily Morrison, Austen Neal, Jordan Sheets, Kyra Tate, Ian Williams, Ryker Williamson, Colton Wyse
1st Grade – Bailey Buchanan, Kyrie Gustin-Tuttle, Annie Hartley, Kaitlyn Hisey, Brandon Keller, Wyatt Matthes, Mason Althauser, Eliza Bledsoe, Lake Callahan, James Fierst, Maya Finn, Sophia Hicks, Camryn Hitch, Addley Hodson, Lincoln Howk, Caylynn King, Miley Layton, Benjamin Lust, Dylan Miller, Riley Murphy, Geoffrey Murray, Hunter Smallwood, Morgan Stanley, Trinity Williams, Cooper Youngblood
2nd Grade – Gracie Champion, Jordon Ferrell, Aiden Lisle, Hailee Lloyd, Chase Neal, Ella Plasse, Kailey Acosta, Tyler Barnes, Aiden Ben, Kale Bush, Delaney Duncan, Jordon Ferrell, Tavin Glass, Lydia Hull, Elyanna Jensen, Kylie Johnson, Aiden Lisle, Hailee Lloyd, Chase Neal, Anastasia Nickols, Raquel Park, Ella Williams, Mason Younce

Elementary School:
3rd Grade – Cooper Aldrige, Faith Bledsoe, Joci Brisbin, Sarah Davis, McKenna Dinges-Summers, Leland Edenburn, Javan Galvan, Josie Gladieux, Chaney Gray, Carter Hammond, Haley Kenyon, Lillian Kenyon, Kamia Kirkland, Kayla Long, Laney McDaniel, Jon Mooneyham, Andrew Moorefield, Connie Ouyang, Jackson Ryan, Amelia Scrogham, Ella Shaffer, Aaron Thielen, Garrison Tweedie
4th Grade – Brooklyn Allen, Lydia Bears, Landon Brunner, Brody Butler, Casey Carey, Landon Crain, Megan Eldridge, Brandon Enriquez, Mason Good, Campbell Gregory, Hunter Jewell, Sophia Lapee, Blayz Linville, Jude Marconett, Bradley Marshall, Kayla Mason, Grace McCommon, Madison McKee, Amelia Mooneyham, Natalie Morris, Sydney Riles, Jadyn Ryan, Mara Shouse, Addison Smith, Ada Solorio-Variga, Owen Thornsberry, Genna Tweedie, Elizabeth Vohs, Lauren Weiss, Abygail Widhalm, Victoria Wilson, Mya Wise

Intermediate School:
5th Grade: Cody Ammerman, Richard Brattin, James Ryan Gladieux, Jacob Hanes, Elektra Huffman, Avery Lawrence, Cody Parker, Grant Reeves, Jordan Smith, Logan Taylor, Raegan Watterson
6th Grade: Walker Aldrige, Caitlyn Allen, Tucker Brunner, Daniel Busick, Kaidence Cleveland, Riley Cole, Alexandria Danner, Paige Fisher, Brenna Markham, Grace McKee, Seth Moreno, Ryan Perisho, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Johnathan Rivera, Jaydon Shuler, Jacob Venderwerf, Trey Widhalm.

Middle School:
7th Grade – Jacob Adams, Jesse Ailshire, Lucas Bass, Drake Beaman, Karis Bloom, Darren Byrd, Nelson Descombes, Jaxton Dinges, Jadyn Dowdy, Caroline Duensing, Wendy Duran, Hayden Farmer, Silas Gray, Jacob Harlan, Emily Hill, Tanner Huffman, Emma Johnson, Libby Johnson, Claire Kenyon, Prestly Lamar, Amanda Long, Braden Lust, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Kyleigh Marley, Ashton Morris, Madelyn Nelson, Austin Noel, Joseph Ore, Aidan Parman, Anna Rogers, Aubrey Schirlls, Ayden Sheets, Zackary Smith, Ben Swofford, Abigail Teitelbaum, Olivia Trask, Alaina Umscheid, Tobin Wise, Madalynn Zvacek
8th Grade – Daria Bennett, Makayla Blevins, Mariah Brattin, Andrew Brownsberger, Lawson Graham, Samuel Gray, Jeffrey Hatfield, Angeleena Hook, Ashlynn Keilholz, Blaine Kleyh, Ramsey Kohler, Sydney Lamborn, Dayton Little, Colin Paris, Garrett Pierce, Nicholas Rahe, Isabella Raysik, Jayden Reyes, Abigale Rice, David Rivera, Dawson Sivils, Lana Smith, Colton Snyder, Nate Solomon, Maggie Tribble, Gunner Tweedie, Miguel Venegas, Dylan Watterson, Alexis White, Rachel Wilhoit, Kaitlyn Wilson

High School:
9th Grade – Chloe Bloom, Holly Cassaday, Trey Clevenger, Spencer Gussman, Jakob Hammond, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Mazen Jackson, Joseph Kenyon, Zacharia Ketchum, Danielle Lichte, Bryce McGinnis, Sarah Morris, Stewart Watson, Cierra Williams, Luke Winkler
10th Grade – Ryan Bowen, Jared Clapp, Wyatt Clayton, Michael Denney, Matthew Dobson, Shawn Gallagher, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Christopher Hill, Eric Humphrey, Kylee Reeves, Sydney Schirlls, Gracie Smith, Zackery Terril, Michael Wright
11th Grade – Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Megan Bauer, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Tymon Conway, Ian Heinrich, Daniel Lee, James McGovney, Lucia Navarro-Martin, Clara Plasse, Austin Recker, Blake Rutherford, Austin White, Alexander Whittington, Cameron Young
12th Grade – Dalton Burge, Andrew Dobson, Mikalah Gibson, Ragan Gish, Kale Hammons, Christian Holmes, Taylor Jackson, Rhys Martin, Colton Neill, Marissa Parris, Walker Reed, Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith, Cheyenne Struttmann, Jamie Vaughan, Jacob Waugh

 

District News: Jan. 11, 2016

Donation to MO Baptist Childrens Home
With the help of PHHS students and FCCLA sponsor, Mrs. Suzan Smith, Tyler Livingston was able to organize a drive to collect items such as backpacks, pajamas, clothes, childrens books, stuffed animals, toothpaste and toothbrushes to donate to foster children in our area. Many boxes and bags were filled and taken to the Missouri Baptist Childrens’ Home in Peculiar for distribution.

 

Grandparents' Day
Grandparents Day was held at the Pleasant Hill High School on Tuesday, December 8. Two hundred seven grandparents enjoyed a morning of activities and were treated to snacks and a visit with Santa.

 

District News: Dec. 7, 2015

Kohler honored at Board of Education Meeting
Vicki Kohler will be retiring in December. She has served as a personnel bookkeeper since November, 1999 and the Board of Education Secretary since July, 2003. She was presented a plaque by David Burge at the Board of Education meeting in November.

 

District News: Nov. 16, 2015

FFA Degree Winners
Eight members of the Pleasant Hill FFA  earned their American FFA Degree  - the highest degree a FFA member can achieve in the FFA through their Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, FFA Leadership and Community Service.  The  National FFA Convention was held in Louisville, KY.  Each of the members have graduated high school and kept their FFA membership in force (Can be in the FFA for 3 years after their senior year up to the age of 21) and it is a Pleasant Hill school record for the number of members earning degree!  Congratulations Kaylee Smith, Alexandria Schwartz, Brittany Couch, Patricia Stillwell, Perri Brown, Kendra Pryor, Hunter Anderson and Gracyn Walter.

Ryan Took Top Honors at FFA Contest
Nathan Ryan, Pleasant Hill FFA President and son of Tim and Melanie Ryan, Pleasant Hill took first place at the Area 7 FFA Fall Speaking Contest and took top honors at the District Level FFA Fall Speaking contest at UCM with his speech sponsored by the MO Association of Soil and Water Conservation.  Nathan is one of 6 in the state who will be competing at the Annual Meeting of the MO SWCD in Tan-Tar-A Dec. 1 to be the State Winner.
The purpose of this contest is to promote a stronger interest and clearer understanding of the many aspects of natural resource conservation, to provide opportunities for our youth to gain knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of Missouri’s natural resources and help to promote their many vales and virtues.

 

Burns & McDonnell announces Top 20 finalists for Battle of the Brains competition
Burns & McDonnell an engineering design firm headquartered in Kansas City, MO announced today, Pleasant Hill Middle School has two exhibits in its top 20 finalists for the Battle of the Brains competition. Battle of the Brains is in an academic competition for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Pleasant Hill Middle School is the first school to ever have two teams from the same school get in the top 20.

Exhibits are:

  • Newton's Playground
    The 8th grade Battle of the Brains team strived for a successful and designed an exhibit,Newton’s Playground, that represents Newton's three laws of motion. In their exhibit visitors will engage in activities that will demonstrate Newton’s laws of motion. Newton's Playground will include a giant Newton's cradle, ziplines, stomp rockets, and many other attractions. This exhibit will be educational yet fun.   
  • A Bug’s Eye View
    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to see the way an ant sees the world? Well, withA Bug’s Eye View, you can do that and much more!A Bug’s Eye View is an exhibit about the environment. Kids who visit this exhibit will learn about the animals, plants, and other things that they can find in their own backyard gardens. Kids can explore the parts of a flower and how insects are useful in an ecosystem through a fun outdoor playground.A Bug’s Eye View includes a Flower Observation Tower where you can learn about the parts of a flower, a Decomposition Log where you can learn about the decomposition process, some Spiderwebs that you can climb on while learning about arachnids, a Honeycomb that you can build, and many other places where you can learn about the ecosystem. 

The finalists were judged by a Science City/Burns & McDonnell panel of experts in science, engineering and academia. The panel evaluates and ranks the entries according to the criteria, and based on the ranking selects the Top 20, 10 entries from each division. The judges’ ranking of the top 20 accounts for 70 percent of the final rankings. The remaining 30 percent of the final rankings are determined by a public vote from November 7-14. Each email address can vote once every 24 hours, Voting starts November 7 and runs through midnight on November 14. Visit botbkc.com to cast your vote!

The Battle of the Brains winners will be announced at an event on November 18 at 10am in Science City at Union Station.

 

District News: Nov. 2, 2015

Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher conferences for the Pleasant Hill R-III School District are set for Monday, October 26 through Thursday, October 29. There will be no school on Friday, October 30.

Primary School
Parent/teacher conferences at the Primary School are scheduled individually by teachers and parents. Parents are given opportunities to schedule dates and times at Open House held in August before school starts. Any parents that do not indicate a time preference are contacted directly by the classroom teachers for a scheduled time. Teachers will accommodate parental schedules as much as possible any time from Oct. 26 through Oct. 29, but are primarily scheduling conferences on Monday, Oct. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 4:00-7:00pm.

Elementary School

The Elementary School will hold conferences on October 27 and 28.
·       Most teachers have already scheduled their parent-teacher conferences. If you have not been contacted by your child’s teacher, please call the school at 540-2220.
·       If you are unsure of your appointment time, please call the school.
·       If you are unable to attend at your scheduled time, please call and make arrangements for a new time.
·       Parents will be asked to take a short survey after the conference.

Intermediate School

The Intermediate School will hold conferences on Monday, October 26 and Wednesday, 28, 4:20 – 8pm.
·       Parent-Teacher Conferences will be conducted by the core team of teachers that work with your child.
·       All parents are asked to call 540-3156 or email their child’s teacher to set up a conference if one has not been previously arranged.
·       Reminder notices will be provided to parents that signed up previously.
·       Any parent unable to attend the scheduled time should call and make arrangements for a new time.
·       Parents will be asked to take a short survey after the conference.

Middle School

TRADITIONAL-STYLE PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES: Monday, October 26 from 4:00-8:00pm
This middle school format is a traditional parent teacher style of an individual teacher meeting in his/her classroom individually with one parent at a time.  However, we would like to encourage parents to bring his/her student too!  Appointments are suggested and teachers will be sending out individual links for parents to easily register for a 15 minute appointment time.

or
STUDENT-LED PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES: Tuesday, October 27 from 4:00-8:00pm
This middle school format, referred to as “student-led conferences”, allows students to play an important role in acknowledging their educational responsibilities under the guidance of their advisory teachers. Each student has a portfolio which he/she is responsible for filling with the following required elements: pieces of choice work from each class, teacher behavior information sheets, grade card and student prepared plan of progress. Eighth graders and parents/teachers will meet in the gym while seventh graders and their parents/teachers will meet in the cafeteria. Individual tables will be set up in each location. Students will present their portfolios to their parents and a teacher will be at the table to answer specific questions and help guide the student through this process. Each conference will take approximately 10 minutes.  No appointment needed.

High School
Beginning on October 1st, parents can contact teachers to arrange Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please contact teachers via phone or email to set appointments for conferences. Pleasant Hill High School will host Parent / Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 29, between the times of 5 – 8:45pm.
Each teacher will conduct conferences in his/her classroom. Parents may call the school, 540-3111, to contact each teacher individually to set up 15 minute conferences.


District News: Oct. 19, 2015


Academic Letters presented to 192 HS students

This Fall, one hundred ninety two (192) High School, students were presented Academic Letters on Wednesday, Oct. 7 for the 2014-2015 school year. Former PHHS graduate, Becky Murray was the guest speaker.
To earn an academic letter, a student must earn a 3.5 or better GPA (grade point average) for the school year.

Earning academic letters were:
Sophomores
Jordan Anderson, Emily Armstrong, Mackenzie Beaman, Breann Bissonnette, Anna Boehm, Emma Braley, Dillon Bray, Samara Bruno, Jackson Caley, Brooke Cash, Levi Cohen, Andrew Conway, Alyssa Coon, Kacie Creighton, Savannah Demeyer, Michael Denney, Rachel Denney, Matthew Dobson, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Jacob Figley, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, Brett Greufe, Colten Haak, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Makailyn Hernandez, Jillian Heuwinkel, Nathaniel Holmes, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Eric Humphrey, Madison Hunt, Evan Jacobs, Grace Keilholz, Kyley Keith, Skyler Kirchhofer, Keith Lapee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Savannah Long, Victoria Long, Lauren Mann, Ashley McClenahan, James McKee, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Grace Montag, Alexander Moore, Caitilin Hanlon, Michael Okuly, Tori Parrott, Alexandra Pierce, Thomas Puffett, Summer Ray, Kylee Reeves, Rachel Ridge, Madison Roach, Mackenzie Robinson, Johana Rosas, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, Nicholas Ryan, David Shanks, Derek Smith, Dale Snider, Robert Stone, Tristin Sudduth, Chance Sullivan, Kirsten Thompson, Tanner Todd, Sidney Walters, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley Brandon Young, Tori Young.

Juniors
1st year – Isaac Denney, Jacob Dennis, Lane Jellison, Josey Pate, Breanna Snyder, Peyton Snyder, Holly Wilhelm.
2nd Year – Macee Adams, Kevin Aguilar, Dalton Bach, Garrett Bakken, Megan Bauer, Sarah Beachner, Ryan Bolden, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Rachel Dustman, Olivia Ferdig, Jacob Fisher, Zachary Gray, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Alexandria Jackson, Noah Kenyon, Hayley Kerrick, Alyssa Kramer, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Daniel Lee, Aidan Link, Caleb Long, Kaitlyn Long, Hannah McCommon, James McGovney, Emma Moore, Breana Peters, Clara Plasse, Courtney Pritchett, Graceann Ring, Jamie Ross, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Racheal Snyder, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Christina Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Courtney Wesemann, Austin White, Evan Williams, Brooke Wood, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder, Brooke Young, Cameron Young.

Senior
1st year – Zandri Bredenhand, Noah Burton, Kale Hammons, Jordyn Merriman, Chayton Parrott, Stephany Soto, Kennedy Todd
2nd Year – Maranda Arcuri, Phillip Bledsoe, Abbey Breitbach, Gabrielle Cusimano, Andrew Dobson, Joseph Gomez, Morgan Hoenshell, Madison Ring, Sienna Smith, Max Whited, Bailey Wileman, Amber Woolford
3rd Year – Courtney Bonnett, Dalton Burge, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Garrison Fields, Danielle Gerken, Cameron Haws, Cruz Hernandez, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, Tillie Jerabek, Madelyn Kahl, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Emma Moore, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Walker Reed, Nathan Ryan, Brianna Shuler, Madolyn Swinney, Claire Villegas, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Joshua Young.


District News, Oct. 5, 2015


Pleasant Hill Elementary School featured in the Principal Magazine
Last October, PHES began their journey with Crayola when they received word that they were one of 20 schools in the United States to receive the Crayola Grant.  The grant provided $2,500 in funds and $1,000 in Crayola products to support their vision of creating a museum-like setting in the building where students are curators of their own learning.  Using the building-wide theme of Dreams Under Construction first semester and Greece is the Word second semester, the Creative Leadership Team designed art-infused lessons for students and created opportunities for families to participate.

Crayola asked that each school submit an interim report in December summarizing their accomplishments first semester and outlining future plans.   They were so impressed with the interim report that a representative from Crayola visited the Elementary School in March.  During that visit, hundreds of pictures were taken and teachers were interviewed about their experiences with art-infused learning.  In April the Director of Education and Consumer Relationships for Crayola conducted a conference call with art teacher, Nicole Albin and principal, Sue Herrera.  During the phone conference, they  discussed their Extravaganza Nights, building-wide themes,school-wide PBL activities, flipped classrooms, student research projects,  problem based learning in classes, our mission statement, motto and vision statement, PIE Nights, Family Art Nights, teachers’ creativity and unleashed possibilities.  After these conversations, Mrs. Herrera received word that PHES would have a feature in the Principal Magazine.    

On September 28, we learned that students, Reagan and Kennedy Donovan are on the cover of the magazine and PHES can be seen in several photos sprinkled throughout the publication.  The Elementary School is highlighted on pages 14-15 in the article entitled, “The New Era of Family Engagement” in which family art nights and PIE Nights are discussed.    The PHES staff is extremely proud of this accomplishment and are appreciative of the support they have received from the community and school district.  They plan to continue implementing art-infused education and have launched a new building wide theme this year, Cultivating Creativity through the GREAT OUTDOORS”.

 

District News: Sept. 21, 2015

Board presents MAP / EOC TrackMakers
This year 711 TrackMakers will be awarded to students for scoring at the highest level possible (Advanced) on their MAP or End of Course (EOC) state tests taken last Spring.

Students earning TrackMakers, on Sept. 30, at the High School: EOC Communication Arts: Emma Braley, Samara Bruno, Brooke Cash, Levi Cohen, Michael Denney, Cody Faust, Brett Greufe, Lillian Harlan, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Lauren Redwine, Kylee Reeves, Madison Roach, Mackenzie Robinson, Jerod Rottinghaus, Nicholas Ryan, Chance Sullivan, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Megan Bauer, Hannah Beissel, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Sarah Davis, Rachel Dustman, Spencer Eubank, Jacob Fisher, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Noah Kenyon, Kaycee Kincaid, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Robert McCormick, Kirsten Medearis, Emma Moore, Jana Osborne, Clara Plasse, Samuel Ramsey, Austin Rash, Paige Sailors, Drake Sivils, Peyton Snyder, Racheal Snyder, Bryan Stevenson, Cody Suelter, Jessica Turner, Christina Waddle, Alexander Whittington, Holly Wilhelm, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder. MAP Communication Arts: Daniel Albin, Laura Allee, Marissa Bowman, Wesley Butler, Morgan Carlile, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, Sophia Harvey, Mitchell Hayes, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Gabriel Hodge, Grace Kenyon, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Sarah Morris, Emma Mueller, Mszayah Vanzant. EOC Mathematics: Alyssa Coon, Rachel Denney, Ashtyn Dickens, Matthew Dobson, Joseph Dryer, Jacob Figley, Brylee Langford, Savannah Long, Ashley McClenahan, Jerod Rottinghaus, David Shanks, Sidney Walters, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Courtney Bonnett, Donna Borer, Tymon Conway, Joseph Gomez, Ian Heinrich, Aidan Link, Caleb Long, Kaitlyn Long, Drake Sivils, Evan Williams, Cameron Young, Levi Cohen,  Andrew Conway, Michael Denney, Olivia Ferdig, Brett Greufe, William Gustin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Haden Hodge, Nathaniel Holmes, Evan Jacobs, Lane Jellison, Kaycee Kincaid, Robert McCormick, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Alexandra Pierce, Nicholas Ryan. MAP Mathematics: Nathan Bledsoe, Sierra Bowman, Kennedy Burton, Zoe Crockett, Jakob Hammond, Danielle Lichte, Jeffrey Aguilar, Sydney Bunch, Wesley Butler, Garrett Canaan, Morgan Carlile, Anastasia Hanes, Sophia Harvey, Mitchell Hayes, Gabriel Hodge, Shelby Jack, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Sarah Morris, Garrett Schick, James Schoenfelt, Cesar Sigala, Mszayah Vanzant. Science: Macee Adams, Kevin Aguilar, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Kylie Baker, Garrett Bakken, Megan Bauer, Hannah Beissel, Ryan Bolden, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Isaac Denney, Rachel Dustman, Spencer Eubank, Jacob Fisher, Casey Gifford, Zachary Gray, Lillian Harlan, Jerry Hays, Ian Heinrich, Lane Jellison, Noah Kenyon, Kaycee Kincaid, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Aidan Link, Caleb Long, Kaitlyn Long, Robert McCormick, Kirsten Medearis, Emma Moore, Augustus Newberry, Breana Peters, Courtney Pritchett, Graceann Ring, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Trevor Scholljegerdes, Drake Sivils, Racheal Snyder, Cody Suelter, Jessica Turner, Christina Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Courtney Wesemann, Holly Wilhelm, Evan Williams, Luke Woodall, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder, Cameron Young. MAP Science: Daniel Albin, Morgan Carlile, Jakob Hammond, Mitchell Hayes, Corey Kelly, Sarah Morris, Cesar Sigala, Cassandra Waddle. MAP A Science: Jacob Waugh, Joseph Sosko. Social Studies: Justin Adams, Matthew Blair, Jeremiah Boyle, Samara Bruno, Levi Cohen, Andrew Conway, Nicholas Danahy, Michael Denney, Joseph Dryer, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Jacob Figley, Brett Greufe, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Nathaniel Holmes, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Eric Humphrey, Cordell Jellison, Keith Lapee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Savannah Long, Jack Marconett, James McKee, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Alexander Moore, Alexandra Pierce, Madison Roach, Mackenzie Robinson, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, Nicholas Ryan, Zachary Schorr, Brayden Smith, Derek Smith, Dale Snider, Robert Stone, Chase Thompson, Sidney Walters, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley, Patrick Albin, Phillip Bledsoe, Courtney Bonnett, Zandri Bredenhand, Abbey Breitbach, Dalton Burge, Kaycee Clements, Chance Coday, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Malynn Creighton, Garrison Fields, Joseph Gomez, Kale Hammons, Chrishawna Hayes, Levi Jack, O’Tillia Jerabek, Katie Drug, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Alexis McQuay, Chase Melies, Michael Miller, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Marissa Paris, Levi Phipps, Walker Reed, Madison Ring, Taylor Ross, Nathan Ryan, Clayton Shipley, Joseph Smith, William Stanley, Madolyn Swinney, Kevin Volland, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Bailey Wileman, Amber Woolford, Joshua Young, Zachary Zieman.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers, on Sept. 25, at the Middle School: MAP Communication Arts: Jesse Ailshire, Jenna Avery, Owen Bailey, Kale Bakken, Allee Brattin, Victoria Cain, Joliana Canaan, Morgan Corbin, Landon Fatino, Paige Gustin, Connor Hardin, Charlie Heritage, Hannah Joyce, Claire Kenyon, Gabrielle Lopez, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Kyleigh Marley, Makayla McClenahan, Chance Milbrandt, Cassidy Miller, Evan Miller, Karleigh Ogan, Dylan Orpin, Zion Patterson, Isabelle Proudfit, Caitlyn Rogers, Jessica Ross, Tyler Rowe, Averie Snyder, Kaemyn Stidham, Abigail Teitelbaum, Olivia Trask, Alexia Werner, Tobin Wise, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Logan Bailey, Isaac Belcher, Patrick Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Kylie Campbell, Grace Chambers, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Hayden Cox, Desmond Ewing, Jaden Greenwood, Angeleena Hook, Reid Howell, Ashlynn Keilholz, Sydney Lamborn, Dayton Little, Austin Long, Savannah McIntosh, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Jayden Reyes, Nicole South, Cole Swofford, Wesley Tibai, Margaret Tribble, Morgan Wehner, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams, Noah Worsley. MAP Mathematics: Jesse Ailshire, Owen Bailey, Kale Bakken, Drake Beaman, Victoria Cain, Joliana Canaan, Canton Elliott, Connor Hardin, Charlie Heritage, Hannah Joyce, Gabrielle Lopez, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Evan Miller, Ashton Morris, Karleigh Ogan, Dylan Orpin, Zion Patterson, Kooper Reed, Jessica Ross, Zackary Smith, Abigail Teitelbaum, Olivia Trask, Riley Vaughn, Tobin Wise, Keegan Zizza, Logan Bailey, Brandon Baker, Patrick Brunell, Truman Cartner, Shyann Jellison, Bethany Larkins, Dayton Little, Angela McCormick, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Garrett Pierce, Dawson Sivils, Cole Swofford, Sarah Watson, Rachel Wilhoit, Noah Worsley.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers, on Sept. 29, at the Intermediate School: MAP Communication Arts: Joslyn Allen, Jazmyn Baker, Kelsey Baker, Brayden Bass, Ella Bears, Jolyn Blake, Calli Bloom, Corina Brockman, Brenden Bunch, Ryan Canaan, Grayce Clark, Ayden Cline, Jacob Davis, Aryana Devault, Cooper Divine, David Duncan, Sofie Duncan, Serenity Ford, Madison Frazier, Chezney Fritts, Oscar Garcia, Hailey Gentry, Jackson Gieschen, Lawson Gonzalez, Tristin Gower, Abigail Graham, Ema Graham, Taliya Guenther, Katherine Hamilton, Weston Hemmerling, Ethan Hesterberg, Mason Hicks, Leland Hornbostel, Jakob Hurd, James Kauffman, Reagan Kimrey, Emma Kleyh, Nathan Kobie, Avery Lawrence, Noah Lewis, Caleb Martin, Madalynn McCannon, Katherine Meiries, Emma Miller-Fox, James Mooneyham, Braidy Moore, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Ryan Murray, Quincy Payne Thornton, Skylar Poss, Alicia Quinn, Haley Ross, Alena Scrogham, Kole Starlin, Korbin Thaller, Chase Underwood, Taylor Vaughn, Kirsten Vestal, Alec Williams, Emma Young, Kaden Young, Sofia Abney, Walker Aldrige, Isabel Bakken, Marisa Brendel, Riley Cole, Mazlyn Collins, Michael Collins, Kennedy Donovan, Cason Driver, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Kiley Faust, Jordan Fisher, Peyton Franklin, Dharma Gilsdorf, Josephine Gomez, Sophia Gregory, Elijah Guffey, Malorie Hubert, Jackson Hunt, Bella Jensen, CheyAnn Johnson, Molli Johnson, Layla Kennedy, Nina Lapee, Morgan Lassiter, Wyatt Leyda, Kylie Lloyd, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Seth Moreno, Victoria Nickols, Ryan Perisho, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Elijah Reynolds, Lindsay Schirlls, Delaney Schuller, Jaydon Shuler, Olivia Toler, David Vaughan, Sarah Wilhoit, Alyssa Williams, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods.  MAP Mathematics: Brayden Bass, Jolyn Blake, Brenden Bunch, Samuel Ewing, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Taliya Guenther, Katherine Hamilton, Weston Hemmerling, Mason Hicks, Hayden Hornbostel, Leland Hornbostel, Jakob Hurd, Terrance Jewell, Avery Lawrence, Noah Lewis, Caleb Martin, Madalynn McCannon, James Mooneyham, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Chase Underwood, Alec Williams, Emma Young, Walker Aldrige, George Arbuckle, Isabel Bakken, Isaac Bledsoe, Lane Brattin, Marko Bredenhand, Jesse Capra, Riley Cole, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Sophia Gregory, Elijah Guffey, James Hays, Thomas Horkay, Robert Jobe, CheyAnn Johnson, Clayton Kohler, Morgan Lassiter, Wyatt Leyda, Logan Mann, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Seth Moreno, Ryan Perisho, Jaydon Shuler, Larissa Spears, Olivia Toler, David Vaughan, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods. MAP Science: Isabel Bakken, Isaac Bledsoe, Riley Cole, Mazlyn Collins, Ashley Crooks, Barrett Darrah, Kiley Faust, Jordan Fisher, Peyton Franklin, Sophia Gregory, Elijah Guffey, Mariah Hedrick, Hayden Hocker, Jackson Hunt, Wyatt Leyda, Grace McKee, Seth Moreno, Ryan Perisho, Delaney Schuller, Jaydon Shuler, Cole Simmons, Carissa Smith, Olivia Toler, David Vaughan, Alyssa Williams, Madison Woods.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers, on Sept. 11, at the Elementary School: MAP Communication Arts: Giana Acosta, Jack Ailshire, Jackson Akin, Camden Anderson, Cameron Barnes, Reagan Beaman, Ellie Beck, Alyssa Betts, Ella Betts, Carissa Bink, Halie Boardman, Sarah Chaplin, Quynn Collins, Easton Cotter, Liam Cox, Landon Crain, Xavier Creighton, Mallory Crooks, Alexander Curry, Ashley Curry, Bo Daniel, Darian Dirck, Reagan Donovan, Hunter Durden, Jackson Ewing, Delanee Gilsdorf, Oswaldo Gomez, Mason Good, Abigail Hamon, Grant Hardin, Jacob Harmon, Morgan Hubert, Brady Hughes, Kaylyn Isaman, Dylan Jackson, Westyn Jensen, Colin Kiger, Cooper Killian, Hannah Kleyh, Allie Klockenga, Sean Kohler, Brett Larrabee, Addison Lentz, Jaiden Little, Jude Marconett, Kayla Mason, Grace McCommon, Addison Meeks, Aspen Milbrandt, Amelia Mooneyham, Payton Moore, Noah Moreno, Lillian Mullins, Talan Nicholas, Maria Ore, Rylee Perkins, Sydney Riles, Jadyn Ryan, Brooke Schror, Mara Shouse, Jackson Shuler, Joshua Snyder, Maggie Spears, Carly Stout, Madalyn Stranckmeyer, Grayson Sudduth, Isabelle Talbot, Nathan Teitelbaum, Owen Thornsberry, Teah Valenti Soriano, Lauren Weiss Abygail Widhalm, Makynna Woods. MAP Mathematics: Jack Ailshire, Jackson Akin, Camden Anderson, Reagan Beaman, Ellie Beck, Brayden Bush, Quynn Collins, Easton Cotter, Landon Crain, Xavier Creighton, Mallory Crooks, Alexander Curry, Ashley Curry, Bo Daniel, Reagan Donovan, Jackson Ewing, Delanee Gilsdorf, Oswaldo Gomez, Grant Hardin, Jacob Harmon, Brady Hughes, Carter Hull, Westyn Jensen, Colin Kiger, Addison Lentz, Harley Lincoln, Kayla Mason, Grace McCommon, Amelia Mooneyham, Payton Moore, Lillian Mullins, Jose Olvera, Maria Ore, Rylee Perkins, Jadyn Ryan, Mara Shouse, Jackson Shuler, Joshua Snyder, Madalyn Stranckmeyer, Grayson Sudduth, Carter Szajnuk, Isabelle Talbot, Owen Thornsberry, Teah Valenti Soriano, Lauren Weiss, Abygail Widhalm.

 

District News: Sept. 8, 2015

District News: Aug. 24, 2015

School Portraits
High School - Aug. 20
Elementary School - Aug. 21
Intermediate School - Aug. 24
Primary School - Aug. 25
Middle School - Sept. 2

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New Staff to join District in August
Staff vacancies and reassignments within the district have allowed twenty six new staff members to join the district this fall.  They will begin new teacher workshops on August 10.

Primary School
In her first year of teaching, Jennifer Underwood, will serve as a Special Services teacher. She completed her student teaching in an ECSE classroom and a K-4th grade Special Education classroom with the Raymore Peculiar School District. In May, she received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Special Education.

Completing her student teaching in an Early Childhood Special Education classroom with the Warrensburg School District, Elizabeth Woodson, will serve as a Special Services teacher. In May, she received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Early Childhood from the University of Central Missouri.

Shiela Ross will serve as a School Nurse.

Elementary School
In her first year, Hanna Bowman,will serve as a 4th grade teacher. She completed her student teaching at Summit Point Elementary School. Since 2012, she has served as a girls swim coach for Lee’s Summit West in Lee’s Summit, MO. She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO.

In her first year, Rochelle Breslin,will serve as a 4th grade teacher. She completed her student teaching with the Senior Year On-Site Program with the University of Missouri, West Boulevard Elementary in Columbia, MO. In May, she received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University Of Missouri-Columbia.

Michelle Carey will serve as a 3rd grade teacher and will bring 9 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emphasis in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO and a Master of Science Degree in Educational Technology from the Mid-American Nazarene University in Olathe, KS.
Since completing her student teaching at Longview Farm Elementary, Amanda Cook, has been a substitute teacher for the Lee’s Summit School District.  She will serve as a 3rd grade teacher. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from University of Central Missouri.

In her first year of teaching, Ashley Lewis, will serve as a Special Services teacher. She completed her student teaching with the Odessa School District and for the past three years she was a Daycare worker for Central Village Daycare for the University of Central Missouri. In May, she received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the University of Central Missouri.

Bringing seven years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, Amanda Norman, will serve as a vocal music teacher. For the past three years, she was a K-5 Vocal Music teacher for Sherwood Cass School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in K-12 Vocal Music Education from William Jewell College.

Tiffanie Schuette will serve as a 3rd grade teacher. In the Fall of 2014, she was a student teacher for the Pleasant Hill Elementary School and Raymore-Peculiar High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Avila University in Kansas City, MO.

Intermediate School
Melissa Arenson will serve as a Library Media Specialist and will bring 10 years experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She was a Library Media Specialist for the Harrisonville School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in English Education and a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Central Missouri.

Melinda Armstrong will serve as a Special Services teacher. She brings 15 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. Last year, she was a Special Education CWC teacher for the Raytown School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.
Bringing six years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, Melinda Buchanan, will serve as a 6th grade teacher. Last year, she was an Instructional Coach at Freda Markley Early Childhood Center and Ervin Early Learning Center. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Elementary Education from Ottawa University and a Master of Science in School Leadership / Administration from Baker University.

Theresa Faulk will serve as a 6th grade English Language Arts teacher. Last year, she was a English / Reading teacher with the Raytown School District. She holds Bachelor of Science in Safety Management and a Master of Arts in Middle School Language Arts from the University of Central Missouri.

In her first year of teaching, Kayla Heishman, will serve as a Special Education teacher. She was a student teacher at Rock Bridge Elementary in Columbia, MO. In May, 2015 she received a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Special Education K-12 Cross Categorical from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dr. Michele Norman will serve as a 6th grade teacher and will bring 23 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She holds a Bachelor  of Arts in Elementary Education, a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership in Elementary and Ed.D in Educational Leadership.

Middle School
Brittany Campbell will serve as a Social Studies teacher. She was a substitute teacher with Warsaw High School and a Marketing Data Coordinator with Smith & Loveless this past year. She is certified to teach Social Science 5-12 and Marketing Education 9-12. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Central Missouri.

Bringing 6 years of experience  to the Pleasant Hill School District, Danielle Justus, will serve as a SPED Self-Contained teacher. For the past three years, she was a Special Education paraprofessional for William Yeates Elementary. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education and a Masters in Special Education with an Emphasis in Autism from the University of Central Missouri.

Kristin Langemach will bring 4 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District as an Assistant Band teacher. She served as a director for the 6-12th grade band program at Lafayette County School District in Higginsville, MO. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education with certification in Instrumental Music and a Masters of Arts in Music Education with a Conducting Emphasis from the University of Central Missouri.

High School
Sheryl Book is bringing 15 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District as a Language Arts teacher. She was Secondary teacher with the Holden R-3 School District. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Social Studies Secondary Education from the University of Central Missouri.

Bringing six years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, Ashley Carter, will serve as a Visual Arts teacher. She taught Introduction to Visual Arts, Photography I and II and Photography Studio for the Raytown School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in K-12 Art Education from the University of Central Missouri.

Heather Martin will serve as HS / MS accompanist. She was self employed as a private voice / piano teacher and a Music Director for Faith Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. She received a Bachelor of Science in Voice Pedagogy from the Northland International University in Dunbar, WI.

A past graduate, Dustin Mounce, will serve as a Personal Finance teacher. Last year, he was a K-12 Physical Education teacher with the Archie School District. He completed his student teaching at Pleasant Hill Middle School and Pleasant Hill Primary School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Missouri.

Nicole Ortiz will serve as a Physical Education teacher. She brings 6 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. For the past three years, she was a Physical Education and Health teacher with the Harrisonville School District. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Health from Graceland University in Lamoni, IA.

Bringing 20 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, Greg Smith, will serve as a Credit Recovery teacher and Head Football Coach. He taught Credit Recovery, Applied Math, Algebra I, Algebra 2 and Geometry and was the Head Football Coach with the Smithville School District for the past 12 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Education from Mid-America Nazarene College in Olathe, KS.

District
After servings as a long term substitute this summer, Melissa Patterson will become the new Data Specialist for the district. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.

 

District News: Summer School, week of June 8

Honor Roll
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (gpa) for Second Semester of the 2014-2015 school year.

Elementary School
3rd Grade – All A’s
Camden Anderson, Ellie Beck, Halie Boardman, Easton Cotter, Grant Hardin, Jacob Harmon, Westyn Jensen, Addison Meeks, Aspen Milbrandt, Amelia Mooneyham, Payton Moore, Lane Snyder, Abygail Widhalm
3rd Grade – All A’s and B’s
Jack Ailshire, Jackson Akin, Brooklyn Allen, Cameron Barnes, Reagan Beaman, Alyssa Betts, Ella Betts, Carissa Bink, Landon Brunner, Quynn Collins, Liam Cox, Landon Crain, Xavier Creighton, Mallory Crooks, Alex Curry, Ashley Curry, Bo Daniel, Reagan Donovan, Maddy Eastland, Teigan Eaton, Cory German, Delanee Gilsdorf, Linus Gomez, Mason Good, Dean Graham, Trinity Halfmann, Addison Hauk, Morgan Hubert, Brody Hughes, Carter Hull, Kaylyn Isaman, Dylan Jackson, Colin Kiger, Cooper Killian, Hannah Kleyh, Allie Klockenga, Sean Kohler, Addison Lentz, Jaiden Little, Jude Marconett, Kayla Mason, Grace McCommon, Madison McKee, Weston Miller, Natalie Morris, Lillian Mullins, Talan Nicholas, Maria Ore, Riley Perkins, Ariana Poss, Jadyn Ryan, Brooke Schror, Mara Shouse, Jackson Shuler, Addison Smith, Maggie Spears, Madalyn Stranckmeyer, Carly Stout, Carter Szajnuk, Isabelle Talbot, Nathan Teitelbaum, Jackson Vescovi, Lauren Weiss, Victoria Wilson, Makynna Woods, Mya Wise

4th Grade – All A’s
Calli Bloom, Corina Brockman, Aryana Devault, Cooper Divine, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Taliya Guenther, Katherine Hamilton, Weston Hemmerling, Reagan Kimrey, Caleb Martin, James Mooneyham, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Elliot Shull, Taylor Vaughn, Kirsten Vestal

4th Grade – All A’s and B’s
Joslyn Allen, Jazmyn Baker, Kelsey Baker, Brayden Bass, Jolyn Blake, Brenden Bunch, Ryan Canaan, Chloe Clapp, Grayce Clark, Ayden Cline, Jacob Davis, Katie Dummer, David Duncan, Sofie Duncan, Emma Dutcher, Sam Ewing, Serenity Ford, Terrance Fuller, Lawson Gonzalez, Tristin Gower, Abigail Graham, Jacob Hanes, Riley Hawkin, Ethan Hesterberg, Jake Hurd, Ayden Jackson, Dylan Kauffman, Emma Kleyh, Nathan Kobie, Avery Lawrence, Noah Lewis, Madalynn McCannon, Sam McDowell Driskell, Emma Miller-Fox, Katie Meiries, Emily Millard, Braidy Moore, Ryan Murray, Keaton Odle, Keaten O’Neal, Quincy Payne-Thornton, Audrey Perkins, Skylar Poss, Alicia Quinn, Haley Ross, Shannon Ruckman, Ali Scrogham, Sam Slaughter, Hannah South, Kole Starlin, Cooper Sullivan, Korbin Thaller, Chase Underwood, Alyssa Wiggins, Emma Young.
Intermediate School
5th Grade – Superintendent’s
Walker Aldridge, Averi Allen, Isabel Bakken, Marko Bredenhand, Riley Cole, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Josephine Gomez, Elijah Guffey, CheyAnn Johnson, Molli Johnson, Wyatt Leyda, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Ryan Perisho, Delaney Schuller, Jaydon Shuler, Olivia Toler, David Vaughn, Trey Widhalm, Sarah Wilhoit, Alexia woods, Madison Woods

5th Grade – Principal’s
Caitlyn Allen, Kelly Anderson, Isaac Bledsoe, Madison Blevins, Lane Brattin, Marisa Brendel, Bailey Burnett, Jesse Capra, Kaidence Cleveland, Mazlyn Collins, Ashley Crooks, Alexandria Danner, Barrett Darrah, Brooke DeVaul, Kennedy Donovan, Cason Driver, Kiley Faust, Samantha Fenton, Jordan Fisher, Peyton Franklin, Dharma Gilsdorf, Sophia Gregory, Elizabeth Hawkins, James Hays, Mariah Hedrick, Hayden Hocker, Malorie Hubert, Jackson Hunt, Bella Jensen, Robert Cole Jobe, Adriana Kalousek, Clayton Kohler, Nina LaPee, Morgan Lassiter, Makenzie Layton, Logan Leiker, Kylie Lloyd, Logan Mann, Jesse Matthes, Liam McCall, Jadyn Medlock, Justin Moore, Seth Moreno, Victoria Nickols, Darian Patet, Duncan Perkins, Kotton Pinnell-Crawford, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Zachary Redwine, Elijah Reynolds, Gavin Rogers, Rayne Rusk, Carrisa Smith, Elizabeth Sudduth, Charisman Werner, Margaret Whitlock, William Whitney, Alyssa Williams.

5th Grade – Honor Roll
Sophia Abney, Leandro Adkins, George Logan Arbuckle, Braden Beatty, Kayla Brattin, Mylene Casey-Singleton, Brevin Coday, Michael Collins, Madelyn Davis, Matthew Davis, Dylan DiMarco, Jacob Elliott, Joseph Gentry, Owen Gish, Nathan Hays, Emma Heitman, Serenity Heuwinkle, Thomas Horkey, Jacob Johnson, Layla Kennedy, Carman Kidwell, Zachary Langford, Alexis Little, Brenna Markham, Jordan Mason, Cora McSparran, Cameron Orrick, Brandon Osborn, Tylar Parton, Payton Renfro, Gracie Reynolds, Noah Riley, Jonathan Rivera, Keagan Roeder, Paige Ruckdeschel, Lindsay Schirlls, Michael Schorr, Abigail Shipley, Cole Simmons, Gracelynn Smallwood, Hadelynn Smith, Larissa Spears, Emmalee Thaller, Ryan Volland, Caden Walker, Jason Sawyer Wells, Ashlie Wheeldon, Jayda Whitaker, Jackson White, Jayden Wilburn, Olivia Williams, Bryan Wyse.

6th Grade – Superintendent’s
Jesse Ailshire, Jenna Avery, Drake Beaman, Joliana Canaan, Isabella Danner, Landon Fatino, Connor Hardin, Hannah Joyce, Claire Kenyon, Gabrielle Lopez, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Makayla McClenahan, Evan Miller, Ashton Morris, Madelyn Nelson, Isabella Proudfit, Alexandria Redwine, Regan Shouse, Abigail Teitelbaum, Olivia Trask, Riley Vaughn, Alexia Werner, Tobin Wise.

6th Grade – Principal’s
Aidan Amor, Owen Bailey, Kale Bakken, Ian Bledsoe, Karis Bloom, Mattie Bracken, Allee Brattin, Evan Burns, Victoria Cain, Chanie Campbell, Makenzie Carlile, John Dale Carter, Gavin Chace, Joelee Cleveland, Madison Copowycz, Morgan Corbin, Nelson DesCombes, Canton Elliott, Noah Fidler, Silas Gray, Paige Gustin, Marissa Helms, Charlie Heritage, Emily Hill, Eugene Horkay, Emma Johnson, Brock Koehler, Michelle Kramer, Haylee Lewis, Ashlyn Long, Kyleigh Marley, Marissa McCormick, Cassidy Miller, Karleigh Ogan, Dylan Orpin, Zion Patterson, Jackson Peterson, Kooper Reed, Abigail Ring, Jessica Ross, Tyler Rowe, Zackary Smith, Averie Snyder, Kaemyn Stidham, Alaina Umscheid, Mason Winfree, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Keegan Zizza, Addison Zurcher

6th Grade – Honor Roll
Jacob Adams, Jacob Baker, Lucas Bass, Darren Byrd, Kimberly Caswell, Brooklyn Chambers, Jacob Conine, Jackson Dinges, Jadyn Dowdy, Carson Dummer, Cameron Eaton, Cara Faherty, HarleeJane Fenton, Elijah Fondren, Jacob Glaze, Margaret Gonzalez, Alexandra Good, Kaylyn Goodman, Landon Gray, Jacob Harlan, Nathan Hitch, Evan Howell, Blaise Jackson, Libby Johnson, Cole Jones, Chayden Kirkpatrick, Taylor Kreisel, Emma LaPee, Wyatt Lawrence, Amanda Long, Braden Lust, Elizabeth May, Dylen Mazy-Franks, Chance Milbrandt, Austin Noel, Emma O’Neal-Newton, Joseph Ore, Sydney Peters, Logan Pickering, Adam Prock, Alexxys Ray, Thomas Riffle, Anna Rogers, Caitlyn Rogers, Sheridan Ruiz, Aidan Rusk, Aubrey Schirlls, Aubrey Scott, Ayden Sheets, Tate Stockstill, Robert Summers, Madalynn Zvacek


Middle School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll
7th Grade – Logan Bailey, Patrick Brunell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Austin Dinges, Jacey Faust, Jaden Greenwood, Esebel Helgren, Jordan Hoerl, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkins, Julia Longmeyer, Hailey McCommon, Aidan Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Garrett Pierce, Jayden Reyes, Dawson Sivils, Cole Swofford, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams

8th Grade – Jeffrey Aguilar, Daniel Albin, Blake Atkins, Marissa Bowman, Sydney Bunch, Kennedy Burton, Wesley Butler, Zoe Crockett, Dawson Ferdig, Kirsten Gross, Ana Hanes, Sophia Harvey, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Sarah Morris, Emma Mueller, Grace Riley, Garrett Schick, Joe Sosko, Taylor Stith

Principals Honor Roll
7th Grade – Brandon Baker, Daria Bennett, Collin Brockman, Ethan Campbell, Kylie Campbell, Haley Comegys, Mitchell Coon, Lindsey Dobson, Desmond Ewing, Tanner Graves, Jeffrey Hatfield, Paige Hicks, Hanah Hocker, Angeleena Hook, Ashlynn Keilholz, Emily Kerchner, Ramsey Kohler, Jagger Lawler, Dayton Little, angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Maycie Meaders, Julia Moore, Christina Morris, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Abigale Rice, Kyleigh Roe, Caleb Shepard, Carson Shoop, Nicole South, Lily Spear, Megan Swinney, Sayler Todd, Margaret Tribble, Miguel Venegas, Sarah Watson, Alexis White, Samantha Woods

8th Grade – Andra Allen, Cody Allen, Trace Armstrong, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Chloe Bloom, Sierra Bowman, Averee Brattin, Wesley Burkhart, Morgan Carlile, Aaron Chen, Trey Clevenger, Julia Edmonds, McKenna Hanover, Madeline Helms, Gabe Hodge, Corey Kelly, Maragh Newberry, Cameron Parker, Ali Ray, Taylor Shewmaker, Keegan Slaughter, Stewart Watson, Saylor Zurcher

Regular Honor Roll
7th Grade – Madalyn Allen, Jackson Barnes, Ethan Beagle, Isaac Belcher, Mariah Brattin, Jasmine Brown, Grace Chambers, Hayden Cox, Braylee Davis, Catherine Davis, Jade Feeler, Brooke Fernau, Dalton Francy, Clay Froehlich, Lawson Graham, Samuel Gray, Deidra Gross, Cody Henry, Natalie Hopkins, Shyann Jellison, Blaine Kleyh, Megan Kurle, Victor Leiker, Austin Long, Michael Maasen, Audrey Mann, Abigail McKee, Riley Moutray, Tanner Reffitt, Madison Roeder, Carly Rogers, Shirley Salcedo, Simon Scott, Parker Snow,Nate Solomon, Woody Springer, Thomas Swilley, Ameyah Valenti, Dylan Watterson, Morgan Wehner, Alec Wheeler, Kaitlyn Wilson

8th Grade – Laura Allee, Dylan Berry, Wyatt Bramwell, Randy Burkhart, Garrett Canaan, Emily Chace, Kaitlyn Clevenger, Mackenzie Dimarco, Allie Gerken, Morgan Gish, Tyler Hagan, Jakob Hammond, Kristen Harris, Reagan Harrison, Courtney Horne, Brittany Marshall, Emma Marshall, Madison McDaniel, Bryce McGinnis, Sarah Miller, Mathew Moua, Maddie Phipps, Matthew Pritchett, William Pryer, Marianne Riley, CJ Sigala, William Toler, Christina Wait, Halee Werner, Luke Winkler

High School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll (4.0+)
9th: Mackenzie Beaman, Levi Cohen, Joseph Dryer, Joseph Heinrich, Nathaniel Holmes, Eric Humphrey, Ashley McClenahan, Anthony McSparran, Madison Roach, Nicholas Ryan, Gennavieve Wrobel
10th: Fiona Bolte-Bradhurst, Donna Borer, Lauren Larkins, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Nathaniel Longo, Emma Moore, Jessica Turner, Evan Williams, Luella Yoder
11th: Dalton Burge, Levi Jack, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Emma Moore, Emilee Nulsen, Brianna Shuler, Madolyn Swinney, Claire Villegas, Joshua Young
12th: Riley Bonnesen, Kaylene Bramwell, Tyler Evans, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Olivia Woodruff, Suzanne Young

Principal’s Honor Roll (3.50 – 3.99)
9th Grade – Jordan Anderson, Emily Armstrong, Anna Boehm, Breann Bissonnette, Samara Bruno, Jackson Caley, Brooke Cash, Andrew Conway, Alyssa Coon, Kacie Creighton, Savannah Demeyer, Michael Denney, Matthew Dobson, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Jacob Figley, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, Brett Greufe, Colten Haak, Jordan Hamlin, Dominic Hemme, Makailyn Hernandez, Jillian Heuwinkel, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Evan Jacobs, Madison Hunt, Grace Keilholz, Kyley Keith, Skyler Kirchhofer, Keith Lapee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Savannah Long, Victoria Long, Lauren Mann, Callie Miller, Xander Mijares, Grace Montag, Alexander Moore, Saisha Morgan, Cailtin O’Hanlon, Alexandra Pierce, Thomas Puffett, Summer Ray, Kylee Reeves, Mackenzie Robinson, Johana Rosas, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, David Shanks, Jordan Sidwell, Derek Smith, Dale Snider, Robert Stone, Tristin Sudduth, Chance Sullivan Kirsten Thompson, Tanner Todd, Sidney Walters, Michael Wright, Evan Yokley, Brandon Young, Tori Young
10th Grade – Macee Adams, Megan Bauer, Sarah Beachner, Ryan Bolden, Brandon Bonnesen, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Jacob Dennis, Issac Deney, Rachel Dustman, Olivia Ferdig, Jacob Fisher, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Alexandria Jackson, Lane Jellison, Noah Kenyon, Hayley Kerrick, Alyssa Kramer, Haley Lamborn, Daniel Lee, Caleb Long, Jon Luckel, Hannah McCommon, James McGovney, Josey Pate, Breana Peters, Clara Plasse, Courtney Pritchett, Graceann Ring, Jamie Ross, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Breanna Snyder, Peyton Snyder, Racheal Snyder, Madison Voorhees, Christina Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Courtney Wesemann, Austin White, Brooke Wood, Colleen Wouters, Brooke Young, Cameron Young
11th Grade – Madison Bailey, Phillip Bledsoe, Courtney Bonnett, Zandri Bredenhand, Abbey Breitbach, Kaycee Clements, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Gabrielle Cusimano, Andrew Dobson, Garrison Fields, Danielle Gerken, Joseph Gomez, Kale Hammons, Cameron Haws, Cruz Hernandez, Joely Hughes, O’tillia Jerabek, Madelynn Kahl, Marley Moran, Jordyn Merriman, Colton Neill, Marissa Paris, Chayton Parrott, Madison Ring, Nathan Ryan, Sienna Smith, Stephany Soto, Kennedy Todd, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Max Whited, Bailey Wileman, Amber Woolford
12th Grade – Rebekah Anderson, Cortney Bakken, Keagan Baldwin, Madison Barker, Christopher Barzilla, Alyssa Batliner, Hannah Beachner, Brogan Bellamy, Alayna Berschauer, Weston Boehm, Eric Brons, Meredith Burns, Alexandria Burris, Tiffany Butler, Kyle Clark, Bailey Clements, Grace Dayson, Mackenzie Driskill, Renee Edenburn, Susanna Goodell-Fields, Gillian Haight, Lauren Hawkins, Olivia Hessling, Ian Hodge, Julianna Holguin, Maxwell Hutsell, Cheyenne Jennings, Riley king, Autumn Kirchhofer, Rachel Liley, Alexis Lynn, Adam Mansfield, Kayla McDaniel, Morgan Messick, Cole Miller, Elijah Mijares, Noah Moore, Logan Perry, Zachariah Long, Tanner Pettet, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Rachel Schick, Lewis Sharp, Daryl Shreve, Samuel Smith, Madison Stockstill, Molly Takacs, Chelsea Thompson, Marissa Thompson, Makenzie Voorhees, Kai Wesemann, Emma Widaman, Zachary Winkler

Regular Honor Roll (3.00 – 3.49)
9th Grade – Sandy Aguilar, Maegan Ashmore, Meghan Ball, Ryan Bowen, Jeremiah Boyle, Emma Braley, Dillon Bray, Evan Brons, Jared Clapp, Victoria Combs, Emma Craven, Noah Descombes, Ashtyn Dickens, Noah Dowdy, Taylor Elias, Cali Faherty, Tabitha Graham, Lillian Harlan, Layla Heritage, Cordell Jellison, Jordan Jones, Brylee Langford, Jack Marconett, James McKee, Mikayla Norman, Michael Okuly, Tori Parrott, Andrea Powell, Lauren Redwine, Rachel Ridge, Brayden Smith, Amanda Snow, Luke Swofford, Chase Thompson, Mariah Thompson, Cassadee Turner, Alyssa Whistle

10th Grade – Dylan Adams, Kevin Aguilar, Nathan Allen, Dalton Bach, Kylee Baker, Ethan Baker-Arbuckle, Garrett Bakken, James Barnes, Blake Beagle, Hannah Beissel, Lauren Bonnett, Garrett Carlile, Breanna Curtis, Sarah Davis, Spencer Eubank, Parker Evans, Zachary Gray, Michel Hunsaker, Paige Johnson, Kaycee Kincaid, Olivia Lehmann, Cole Lightfoot, Tyler Livingston, Brandon Long, Robert McCormick, Kelsey Miller, Kylie Mullin-Struzick, Jana Osborne, Lauren Petersen, Jodee Powell, Austin Recker, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Lucas Schorr, Zachary Schorr, Blake Smith, Jenna Solomon, Timothy Taylor, Alexis Thomspon, Gavin Wheeler, Kali White, Alexander Whittington, Holly Wilhelm, Shae Williams, Shelby Williams, Luke Woodall

11th Grade – Maranda Arcuri, Taylor Belcher, Zoe Bissonnette, Allie Blackmore, Logan Blomquist, Noah Burton, Coleman Corson, Malynn Creighton, Kaitlin Dierking, Mikalah Gibson, Emily Graham, Levi Hayes, Joshua Hink, Morgan Hoenshell, Christian Holmes, Mason James, Katie Krug, Hannah Kurle, Eryn Livingston, Walker Reed, Haley Richwine, Sara Ross, Taylor Ross, Brooke Rottinghaus, Keegan Ruckman, Brooke Sadler, Gonzalo Senda, Clayton Shipley, Jaryd Smith, Joseph Smith, John Stewart, Cheyenne Struttmann, Cole Sullivan, Kylie Thompson, Jamie Vaughan, Zachary Zieman

12th Grade – Alexis Allard, Sara Baker, Chance Braley, Miranda Brisbin, Levi Bryant, Maggie Burton, Amanda Clevenger, Austin Correa, Cheyanne Crabtree, Ryan Cribelar, Gavin Dooly, Olivia Dotson, Sara Doty, Bailey Fidler, Anderson Fields, Courtney Fountain, Katherine Friederich, Trenton Gilbert, Kameron Gray, Samantha Gustin, Bo Hart, Sarah Hoke, Anthony Holt, Spencer Homan, Ramius Howell, Kalah Hudson, Caitlin King, Lonnie Livingston, Joseph Madison, Shaun Mallett, Kayla McKown, Jade Milbrandt, Austin Pate, Emily Pritchett, Michael Prock, Brett Reeves, Cassy Reeves, Tyler Repp, Luke Rex, Emily Scholljegerdes, Samantha Stucker, Kylee Taylor, Tristan Tyler, Amy Venegas, Jonathan Webb, Weston Williams

 

Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for second semester of the 2014-2015 school year.

Primary School:

4th Quarter, All year: Brooke Beck, Shannon Williamson


Elementary School:
4th Quarter
Brooklyn Allen, Joslyn Allen, Cody Ammerman, Camden Anderson, Jazmyn Baker, Calli Bloom, Landon Brunner, Ayden Cline, Stehanie Cornwell, Landon Crain, Xavier Creighton, Aryana Devault, Alyssa Dinges, David Duncan, Sofie Duncan, Madalynn Eastland, Teigan Eaton, Samuel Edwards, Ryan Gladieux, Lawson Gonzalez, Ema Graham, Trinity Halfmann, Jacon Hanes, Weston Hemmerling, Jude Hoffman, Elektra Huffman, Rylee Huslig, Ayden Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Jayden Kenyon, Hannah Kleyh, Brayden Klotz, Devin McClenahan, Emma Miller-Fox, Noah Moreno, Ryan Murray, Grant Reeves, Makayla Stalker Klotz, Kole Starlin, Carly Lynn Stout, Genna Tweedie, Elizabeth Vohs, Justin Wasson, Abygail Widhalm, Victoria Wilson

All Year: Landon Brunner, Ayden Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Audrey Perkins


Intermediate School:
2nd Semester: Walker Aldridge, Marco Bredenhand, Riley Cole, Camden Curtis, Eugene Horkay, Tanner Huffman, Bella Jensen, Molli Johnson, Layla Kennedy, Emma LaPee, Morgan Lassiter, Braden Lust, Keagon Madison, Seth Moreno, Adam Prock, Zachary Smith

All Year: Riley Cole, Molli Johnson, Emma LaPee, Morgan Lassiter, Braden Lust, Keagon Madison, Seth Moreno, Zachary Smith

Middle School:
Second Semester
7th Grade – Daria Bennett, Desmond Ewing, Angeleena Hook, Nicholas Rahe, Cole Swofford, Sayler Todd, Maggie Tribble, Miguel Venegas, Zach Yocom
8th Grade – Jeffrey Aguilar, Dylan Berry, Holly Cassaday, Aaron Chen, Katie Cortinas, Zoe Crockett, Dawson Ferdig, Chase Gray, Jakob Hammond, Nadia Huffman, Taylor Markham, William Markahm, Sarah Morris, Garrett Schick

All Year
7th Grade – Daria Bennett, Desmond Ewing, Angeleena Hook, Cole Swofford, Sayler Todd
8th Grade – Dylan Berry, Aaron Chen, Garrett Schick

High School:
2nd Semester
9th Grade – Nathaniel Chace, Wyatt Clayton, Rachel Denney, Matthew Dobson, Shawn Gallagher, Lane Keeran, Grant Long, Kylee Reeves, Brandon Younce
10th Grade – Ethan Baker-Arbuckle, Megan Bauer, Donna Borer, Jacklyn Harvey, Baileyann Lees, Austin Recker, Benjamin Watson
11th Grade – Zandri Bredenhand, Andrew Dobson, Mikalah Gibson, Kale Hammons, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Brandon Pruett, Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith
12th Grade – Gavin Dooly, Tyler Evans, Rachel Liley, Zachariah Long, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Steven Vaughan

All Year
9th Grade, 1st year: Rachel Denney, Matthew Dobson, Kylee Reeves
10th Grade, 1st year: Benjamin Watson
11th Grade, 1st year: Mikalah Gibson, Levi Jack, Jacob Longmeyer; 11th Grade, 2nd year: Kale Hammons, Joely Hughes; 11th Grade, 3rd year: Colton Neill, Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith
12th Grade, 1st year: Tyler Evans, Zachariah Long, Aubrey Purnell; 12th Grade, 3rd years: Caitlin Rash, Steven Vaughan; 12th Grade, 4 years: John Romer; 12th Grade, 5 years: Rachel Liley


MO Girls and Boys State
4 girls and 5 boys from Pleasant Hill High School will be attending Missouri Girls' and Boys' State this summer at the University of Central Missouri campus.  Missouri Boys State is being held June 13-20th and  Missouri Girls' State will be held June 21-27th.   The American Legion Boys State of Missouri program was established in 1938 and is a statewide leadership and citizenship training program specifically developed for high school juniors who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their school.  During this 8 day program, young men experience government through a "hands on learning" experience, enhance their leadership skills, and develop an understanding of their rights and responsibilities as citizens.  Participants in Missouri Girls' State will have a similar experience during their week in training. Missouri Girls State was established in 1940.  Students must be nominated by their school and are sponsored by various businesses or individuals.  These students are being sponsored by: Pleasant Hill American Legion, Post 53, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3118,  Pleasant Hill Lions Club, County Line Smokers, Whistle Redi-Mix, Smith & Sons Cleanup & Hauling, and by some individual sponsors.  Anyone interested in helping to sponsor a citizen this year or in the future can contact Tammy Vogler, Counselor at Pleasant Hill High School for more information. 

 

District News, May 11, 2015

 

End of Year Staff Recognition Reception
The Pleasant Hill R-III School District hosted its annual end of year staff recognition reception May 6 at Pleasant Hill High School. The event honored five (5) staff members who were retiring at the end of this school year, as well as the recipients of the Excellence in Education Awards, “ABC” Award, Rookie Awards and service pins.

Honored retirees included

  • Heidi Conrad is retiring after teaching 29 years. She taught second, third and fourth grade with the Pleasant Hill District since she was hired in August of 1986.
  • Vicki Denish is retiring after 33 years of teaching. She began teaching Special Services with the Pleasant Hill District in August of 1999.
  • Sharon Dyer is retiring after 32 years of teaching. She has been with the Pleasant Hill District as a Special Services teacher since she was hired in August of 1989.
  • Steven Haight is retiring after teaching for 22 years. For the past 8 years, he served as a  5th grade Science / Social Studies at the Intermediate School. He began teaching with the Pleasant Hill School District in August 2007.
  • Barbara Homan is retiring after 33 years of teaching. She has been with the Pleasant Hill District as a Special Services teacher since she was hired in August of 1983.
  • Janet O’Neill is retiring from the Pleasant Hill School District after 12 years serving as accompanist for the Middle School and High School Choir programs

Rookie Awards went to staff members who have completed their first year with the Pleasant Hill School District. They included: Jakqualyn Boden, Elizabeth Chandler, Monica Cochran, Amanda English, Amanda Ewing, Stacy Galvan, Linda Greve, Kristen Heineck, Amber Helgren, Nichoel Johnston, Melissa Kurtz, Brenda Lamborn, Jennifer Moran, Michelle Morris, Jessica Parsons, Keri Pray, Melissa Rinker, Jennifer Solomon, Tiffany Sullivan, Tammy Vogler, Danielle Wenger, Rachel Williams, Bobbi Wojtowicz, Nathan Wood and Rachel Young.

The Pleasant Hill R-III District presented the Excellence in Education Awards. This award is designed to recognize an overall contribution to education by an educator. Candidates should have the ability to inspire learning, should show genuine concern for students and should be active in their profession and/or community. (A ‘certificated’ recipient was recognized from each building. Each building’s Excellence in Education Award recipient then competed for the District honor of Teacher of the Year)

  • The Primary School Excellence in Education Award went to Physical Education teacher, Janet Anderson. Janet was chosen because she shows genuine concern for both students and staff and she goes above and beyond just teaching PE. The students at the Primary benefit from her work ethic and enthusiasm every day. She greets students each morning while supervising arrivals in the gym. Her collaboration, professional accomplishments and commitment to the well-being of the PS students make her the perfect candidate for this award.
  • The Elementary School Excellence in Education Award went to Guidance Counselor, Terri Zimmerschied. Terri was chosen because she works tirelessly to meet the needs of our students and she is a resource for the staff. She is the smiling face that students see each morning as they pass in the hallway on the way to class. She spends many hours collaborating with teachers so that students needs can be met. Even though she has only been with us for two years, the impact that she has had on our school has been great.
  • The Intermediate School Excellence in Education Award went to Math teacher, Becky Russell. Becky was chosen because she is an amazing math teacher. Her biggest philosophy in math is that you need to find a way that works for you and do it. She strives to make sure that students have the most authentic learning experience possible by bringing in real world examples. Her classroom has endless math centers to help reinforce and enrich her daily lessons. She is an amazing educator and person. It is a true blessing that our students have the opportunity to have her in class.
  • The Middle School Excellence in Education Award went to Science teacher, Angie Davis. Angie was chosen because she has a natural rapport with students which makes communication easy and friendly. Students can understand how the concepts she teaches are relevant and applied in the real world. Her classroom is an engaging environment and students enjoy her class. Not only does she go out of her way to help students, she also assists teachers. She is an example of a kind, dedicated professional and the Middle School is so lucky to have her as a part of the team.
  • The High School Excellence in Education Award went to Science teacher, Johna Geist. Johna was chosen because she has been a tremendous positive influence for the students of Pleasant Hill High School. She effectively implements new strategies in her classrooms, while challenging all levels of learners to achieve beyond their potential. She relates to everyone and knows her students very well. She commands respect, but is not afraid to become a students’ friend. Out of all the superb teachers that grace the halls of Pleasant Hill High School, Mrs. Geist is the most deserving of recognition and this award.
  • The Educator of the Year went to High School Science teacher, Johna Geist. Johna was chosen because a good teacher inspires hope, ignites the imagination and instills a love of learning. She sincerely cares about each one of her students. From the straight A student to the unmotivated pupil who seemingly doesn’t care, she sees the potential in each and every one. She is more than just a teacher, she is a mentor.

 

The ABC award is presented annually to a classified staff person who has given outstanding service to the school district.  We look particularly for the person who has significantly contributed to the mission of the school and to the overall educational climate.  The award went to Primary School Paraprofessional, Bev Cline. She was chosen because she is a team player in every sense of the word. She is an extremely hard worker and she projects a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the Pleasant Hill District. Bev is amazing at her job and our district is blessed to have her as part of our educational community.

Service pins were awarded to individuals that have completed a minimum of 5 years full-time employment with the Pleasant Hill School District. Those receiving service pins included:

5 years:  Dana Demoure-Umscheid, Ashley Knoll, Greg McClure, Kyle Reeves, Jeff Wyatt

10 years:  Josh Adamczyk, Kathleen Brundage, Laura Case, Georgia Gilman, Mindy Halfmann, Vicki Hartsell, Monica Pickett, Jeff Scott, Maureen Stahl.

15 years: Andrea Abbott, Joy Benware, Michele Blevens, David Brayton, Penny Cole, Katie Coleman, Shari Doutt, Thomas Gasper, Linda Gassaway, Jody Griffith, Duane Hudson, Nancy Keilholz, Teresa Lally, Joy Lucht, Janice Martin, Tara McDaniel, Beth Pate, Kimberly Plasse, Chris Purnell, Lori Reece, Dana Scott, Nancy Ullah, Rhonda Viney, Jason Woodson, Jessica Young, Mike Weinel, Sereta Winkle

20 years: Kristine Faitz, Mary Jo Fender, Cynthia Glass, Margaret Kosfeld, Brenda Koval, Frankie Lees

25 years: Sandra Parrott, Crystal Parson, Troy Wickman

35 years: Wintress Welliver

 

1st Semester Perfect Attendance
Amanda Ewing, Debi Harding, Kim Plasse, Maureen Stahl, Staci Waibel, Nathan Wood, Tammie Evans, Melissa Rinker, Erica Baedke, Heidi Conrad, Kristy Faitz, Frankie Lees, Lyndsey Martin, Brian McDavitt, Jackie Pickett, Monica Cochran, Linda Greve, Diane Williamson, Kari Barger, Margaret Kosfeld, Annie Vaughn, Lora Watson, Tammy Kirchhofer, Sean Berry, Shannon Cunningham, John Hamilton, Kyle Roach, Paul Stahl, Pam Maxey and Wintress Welliver.

 

 

District News, April 27, 2015

District News, April 13, 2015

Hertzog and Kassel elected to R-III Board of Education
 Voters elected David Hertzog and Phillip Kassel to the R-III Board of Education during the April 7 Election.  
According to election results, Mr. Hertzog received 369 votes and Mr. Kassel received 366 votes. Other candidates included, Todd Wilson, who received 343 votes and John Clay Kohler, who received 329 votes.
The election results will be certified at the April 21 Board of Education meeting, and members will take their oath of office at this time. Board of Education members serve three-year terms.


PLEASANT HILL R-3 SCHOOL

Total

Number of Precincts

8

Precincts Reporting

8

100.0 %

Total Votes

1412


PHILLIP W. KASSEL

366

25.92%

JOHN KOHLER

329

23.30%

TODD C. WILSON

343

24.29%

DAVID C. HERTZOG

369

26.13%

Write-in Votes

5

 

MAP / EOC Testing
MAP / EOC tests are performance-based assessments that measure student achievement on Show-Me Standards.
These tests are given at designated grade levels and subject areas. Tests are comprised of three methods of measurement: selected response, constructed response, and performance events.
Results are used in individual planning, program evaluation, and curriculum revision.
DESE also monitors results for progress and accreditation.

Testing Schedule:
Elementary School
April 13 - 29
Makeups: April 30 - May 1

Intermediate School
Grade 5: April 22 - 30
Grade 6: April 23 - 27
Makeups: May 4 - 5

Middle School
April 28 - May 7
Makeups: May 8 - 11
Alg I EOC: April 23

High School
EOC: April 20 - 24
Makeups: April 27 - 28
ACT (11th Grade): April 28


Enrollment / Residency Nights
The District has set the dates for the Enrollment / Residency Nights for the 2015-2016 school year. They will be Wed., August 5 and Thurs., August 6, at the High School on One Rooster Way.
Families will be asked to come on a designated night according to the oldest child’s last name.
Last name: A-K, Wed., Aug. 5
Last name: L-Z, Thurs., Aug. 6
The district will be sending home more information in the near future.

District News: Week of March 23, 2015

District 10 Week Wellness Challenge and Wellness Fair
The results per building are:
1st place  Intermediate School with 83.5 pts
2nd place Central Office with 73 pts
3rd place Middle School with 53.5 pts
4th place (tie)  Primary School and High School with 15 points
6th place Elementary School 1 pt
Winner of the gift basket drawing was Megan Smith from the Primary School

District News: Week of March 9, 2015

District News: Week of Feb. 23, 2015

District Wellness Challenge
Week 4:
CO: 10 points (107 average, 1 entry)
IS: 8 points (97 average, 1 entry)
MS: 6 points (95 average, 2 entries)

Week 5
CO: 10 points (110 average, 1 entry)
IS: 8 points (94 average, 1 entry)
MS: 6 points (91.5 average, 2 entries)

School Standings:
1. CO- 34 School points
     IS- 34 School points
3.MS- 32 School points
4.PS - 12 School points
5. HS - 10 School points
6. ES - 0 School points

 

Valentine deliveries are not accepted at any school in the Pleasant Hill School District: We will not accept deliveries for students the week of Feb. 14. For safety reasons, balloons and candy/floral arrangements are never allowed on school buses.

District News, Feb. 9, 2015

 

Pleasant Hill School District Approves High School Football Coach
The Pleasant Hill R-III Board of Education approved Mr. Greg Smith as the Pleasant Hill High School Head Football Coach for the 2015-2016 school
year.
Mr. Smith is currently employed by the Smithville School District as a teacher, head football coach, and head track coach, positions he has held for the
last twelve years. Mr. Smith brings 18 years of head coaching experience along with a career winning record to Pleasant Hill High School. Coach
Smith is a hardworking individual that possesses the desire to impact the lives of his players in a positive manner in an effort to mold them into successful
adults. Mr. Smith is very active in the local, state, and national associations for football coaches, and is well respected in the coaching community.
Educationally, Mr. Smith places a priority on academics for all students. Mr. Smith holds a 9-12 Mathematics certification that he earned after graduating
with Master of Arts in Education from Mid-America Nazarene University in 1994. He has taught a range of courses that include Applied Math, Algebra
I/II, Geometry and has experience working as an alternative school teacher.
Mr. Smith expressed a desire to become a part of the Pleasant Hill community to continue the positive tradition of excellent athletics and academics.

 

Pleasant Hill School District Approves High School Soccer Coach
The Pleasant Hill R-III Board of Education approved Mr. Edson Ortiz for the position of Pleasant Hill High School Head Soccer Coach for the 2015-16
school year.
Coach Ortiz has documented success coaching soccer at various levels. Most of his recent experience has been with local club organizations including
Agape Soccer Club in Lee’s Summit. Currently, Coach Ortiz is a head coach with the Kansas City United Soccer Club, where he is responsible for
a boys U-19 team. Under the direction of Mr. Ortiz, his teams have garnered multiple championships. Additionally, Mr. Ortiz served as an assistant
coach at Graceland University from 2005 – 2008.
Mr. Ortiz is originally from Brownsville, Texas and was recruited to play soccer at Graceland University in 2001. He graduated from Graceland in 2005
with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Ortiz plans to substitute in the district until completing the process to become a certified teacher. Coach Ortiz is passionate about coaching soccer
and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with the youth at Pleasant Hill High School.

 

District Wellness Challenge
Week 1.

  1. IS (93/132/95/117) for a 108.75 average                 10 School Points
  2. PS (92) for a 92 average                                             8 School points
  3. MS (67/101/54) for a 74 average                               6 school points
  4. CO (103/20) for a 61.5 average                                  4 school points
  5. ES 0 entries                                                                   0 school points
  6. HS 0 entries                                                                   0 school points

Week 2.

  1. HS (108) for a 108 Average                                       10 school points
  2. IS (82/85/95) for a 87.3 average                                 8 school points
  3. MS (96/77) for a 86.5 average                                    6 school points
  4. PS (82) for a 82 average                                             4 School points
  5. ES 0 entries                                                                   0 school points
  6. CO 0 entries                                                                   0 school points

Week 3.

  1. CO (108) for a 108 average                                          10 school points
  2. MS (95) for a 95 average                                               8 school points
  3. IS 0 entries                                                                       0 school points
  4. ES 0 entries                                                                     0 school points
  5. HS 0 entries                                                                     0 school points
  6. PS 0 entries                                                                     0 school points

School Standings:

  1. MS – 20 school points
  2. IS – 18 school points
  3. CO – 14 school points
  4. PS – 12 school points
  5. HS – 10 School points
  6. ES – 0 School points.

The MS and the IS have not only been the most active but are leading the current points standing because of it.

Devin Nevels
Recreation Supervisor
Pleasant Hill Parks and Recreation

 

District News, January 26, 2015

Four candidates file for Board of Education
Phillip Kassel, John Clayton Kohler, Todd Wilson and David Hertzog have filed as candidates for Pleasant Hill R-III School District Board of Education. Current board members John Clayton Kohler and David Hertzog are seeking reelection and will face newcomers Phillip Kassel and Todd Wilson. Filing for election closed on Tuesday, January 20. Two seats are available and those elected on April 7, 2015 will serve a 3-year term.

 

Honor Roll
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (gpa) for First Semester of the 2014-2015 school year.

Elementary School
3rd Grade – All A’s
Camden Anderson, Ellie Beck, Halie Boardman, Alex Curry, Troy Gustin, Jacob Harmon, Brady Hughes, Westyn Jensen, Hunter Jewell, Sean Kohler, Kayla Mason, Lane Snyder, Isabelle Talbot, Lauren Weiss

3rd Grade – Principal’s
Jack Ailshire, Jackson Akin, Brooklyn Allen, Camerson Barnes, Reagan Beaman, Ella Betts, Carissa Bink, Landon Brunner, Brody Butler, Quynn Collins, Eason Cotter, Landon Crain, Xavier Creighton, Mallory Crooks, Ashley Curry, Bo Daniels, Reagan Donovan, Cory German, Delanee Gilsdorf, Linus Gomez, Mason Good, Dean Graham, Campbell Gregory, Trinity Halfmann, Abby Hamon, Grant Hardin, Kaylyn Isaman, Dylan Jackson, Lauren Kidwell, Colin Kiger, Cooper Killian, Hannah Kleyh, Allie Klockenga, Brayden Klotz, Brett Larrabee, Addison Lentz, Harley Lincoln, Jaiden Little, Jordan Lysinger, Jude Marconett, Grace McCommon, Addison Meeks, Aiden Meeks, Aspen Milbrandt, Weston Miller, Amelia Mooneyham, Payton Moore, Natalie Morris, Lillian Mullins, Talan Nicholas, Maria Ore, Rylee Perkins, Ariana Poss, Madison Powers, Brendan Ruckdeschel, Brooke Schror, Mara Shouse, Carly Stout, Madalyn Strandkmeyer, Carter Szajnuk, Nathan Teitelbaum, Owen Thornsberry, Teah Valenti, Jackson Vescovi, Gabriel Vincent, Nevaeh Walker, Phoenix Werner, Abygail Widhalm, Brody Wilson, Victoria Wilson, Mya Wise, Makynna Woods

4th Grade – All A’s
Corina Brockman, Katherine Hamilton, Weston Hemmerling, Chase Underwood

4th Grade – Principal’s
Cody Ammerman, Kelsey Baker, Brayden Bass, Jolyn Blake, Calli Bloom, Brenden Bunch, Ryan Canaan, Raelynn Carter, Grayce Clark, Ayden Cline, Jay Cooper, Aryanna Devault, Cooper Divine, Katie Dummer, Sofie Duncan, Emma Dutcher, Sam Ewing, Serenity Ford, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Abigail Graham, Taliya Guenther, Jacob Hanes, Ethan Hesterberg, Mason Hicks, Jakob Hurd, Ayden Jackson, Terrance Jewell, Karsyn Johnson, Dylan Kauffman, Emma Kleyh, Caleb Martin, Madalyn McCannan, Sam McCarty, Katie Meiries, James Mooneyham, Marissa Morales, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Sierra Paxton, Audrey Perkins, Skylar Poss, Eason Roe, Haley Ross, Alena Scrogham, Brooke Shifflett, Sam Slaughter, Hannah South, Korbin Thaller, Taylor Vaughn, Kirsten Vestal, Justin Wasson, Destiny Weber, Emma Young

Intermediate School
5th Grade – Superintendent’s (3.8 – 4.0)
Walker Aldrige, Averi Allen, Isabel Bakken, Isaac Bledsoe, Madison Blevins, Marko Bredenhand, Riley Cole, Mazlyn Collins, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Kiley Faust, Peyton Franklin, Dharma Gilsdorf, Josephine Gomez, Elijah Guffey, James Hays, Malori Hubert, Bella Jensen, Cheyann Johnson, Molli Johnson, Clayton Kohler, Wyatt Leyda, Kylie Lloyd, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Victoria Nickols, Ryan Perisho, Gavin Rogers, Delany Schuller, Jaydon Shuler, Elizabeth Sudduth, Olivia Toler, David Vaughn, Trey Widham, Sarah Wilhoit, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods.

5th Grade – Principal’s (3.79 – 3.50)
Sofie Abney, Leandro Adkins, Caitlyn Allen, Sarah Alton, Kelly Anderson, Logan Arbuckle, Braden Beatty, Kayla Brattin, Lane Brattin, Marisa Brendel, Bailey Burnett, Jesse Capra, Kaidence Cleveland, Ashley Crooks, Alexandria Danner, Barrett Darrah, Matthew Davis, Brooke DeVaul, Kennedy Donovan, Cason Driver, Jacob Elliott, Samantha Fenton, Jordan Fisher, Owen Gish, Sophia Gregory, Emma Heitman, Hayden Hocker, Jackson Hunt, Robert Jobe, Adriana Kalousek, Kirsten Kelley, Carmen Kidwell, Nina LaPee, Morgan Lassiter, Makenzie Layton, Logan Leiker, Alexis Little, Logan Mann, Jesse Matthes, Liam McCall, Cora McSparran, Jadyn Medlock, Justin Moore, Seth Moreno, Cameron Orrick, Tylar Parton, Dairan Patet, Duncan Perkins, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Zachary Redwine, Payton Renfro, Elijah Reynolds, Noah Riley, Keagan Roeder, Rayne Rusk, Lindsay Schirlls, Cole Simmons, Carissa Smith, Emmalee Thaller, Margaret Whitlock, William Whitney, Olivia Williams

5th Grade – Honor Roll (3.49 – 3.0)
Jaron Ball, Tucker runner, Lillie Burgess, Mylene Casey-Singleton, McKayla Christopher, Brevin Coday, Michael Collins, Madelyn Davis, Elizabeth Eaton, Haden Ferwalt, Joseph Gentry, Elizabeth Hawkins, Nathan Hays, Mariah Hedrick, Serenity Heuwinkel, Thomas Horkay, Logan Huslig, Jacob Johnson, Layla Kennedy, Zachary Langford, Brenna Markham, Jordan Mason, Brandon Osborn, Kotton Pinnell-Crawford, Harley Prewitt, Kaylee Ramirez, Gracie Reynolds, Gwynne Ring, Johnathan Rivera, Paige Ruckdeschel, Landon Schlueter, Michael Schorr, Abigail Shipley, Gracelynn Smallwood, Ella Smith, Hadekynn Smith, Larissa Spears, Avrielle Tindall, Jacob Vanderwerf, Kyle Vermillion, Ryan Volland, Caden Walker, Nicholas Watson, Jason Wells, Charisma Werner, Ashlie Wheeldon, Jayda Whitaker, Jackson White, Jayden Wilburn, Bryan Wyse.

6th Grade – Superintendent’s (3.8 – 4.0)
Jesse Ailshire, Jenna Avery, Owen Bailey, Kale Bakken, Drake Beaman, Ian Bledsoe, Victoria Cain, Chanie Campbell, Joliana Canaan, John Carter, Morgan Corbin, Isabella Danner, Nelson DesCombes, Jaxton Dinges, Landon Fatino, Connor Hardin, Hannah Joyce, Claire Kenyon, Gabrielle Lopez, Keagon Madiosn, Jenna Marconett, Isabella McCarty, Makayla McClenahan, Evan Miller, Ashton Morris, Dylan Orpin, Zion Patterson, Savannah Paxton, Isabelle Proudfit, Jessica Ross, Reagan Shouse, Averie Snyder, Kaemyn Stidham, Abigail Teitelbaum, Olivia Trask, Riley Vaughn, Tobin Wise

6th Grade – Principal’s (3.79 – 3.50)
Aidan Amor, Karis Bloom, Mattie Bracken, Allee Brattin, Evan Burns, Gavin Chace, Brooklyn Chambers, Madison Copowycz, Jadyn Dowdy, Canton Elliott, Harlee Fenton, Noah Fidler, Margaret Gonzalez, Alexandra Good, Landon Gray, Silas Gray, Paige Gustin, Marissa Helms, Charlie Heritage, Emily Hill, Eugene Horkay, Emma Johnson, Cole Jones, Brock Koehler, Haylee Lewis, Ashlyn Long, Kyleigh Marley, Marissa McCormick, Chance Milbrandt, Madelyn Nelson, Austin Noel, Karleigh Ogan, Joseph Ore, Sydney Peters, Jackson Petersen, Alexandria Redwine, Kooper Reed, Thomas Riffle, Abigail Ring, Caitlyn Rogers, Tyler Rowe, Sheridan Ruiz, Aidan Rusk, Chloey Schorr, Aubrey Scott, Zachary Smith, Tate Stockstill, Alaina Umscheid, Bryce Wilson, Mason Winfree, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Keegan Zizza, Addison Zurcher, Madalynn Zvacek

6th Grade – Honor Roll (3.49 – 3.0)
Jacob Adams, Jacob Baker, Lucas Bass, Darren Byrd, Makenzie Carlile, Kimberly Caswell, Joelee Cleveland, Charles Collins, Jacob Conine, Noah Couch, Camden Curtis, Donovan Davis, Carson Dummer, Skye Durden, Cameron Eaton, Cara Faherty, Elijah Fondren, Abby Frazier, Gissell Garcia, Jacob Glaze, Kaylyn Goodman, Nathan Hitch, Evan Howell, Blaise Jackson, Libby Johnson, Chayden Kirkpatrick, Michelle Kramer, Taylor Kreisel, Emma LaPee, Wyatt Lawrence, Elizabeth Lehmann, Amanda Long, Braden Lust, Elizabeth May, Dylen Mazy-Franks, Zachary Miller, Emma O’Neal-Newton, Madalynne Ohler, Aidan Parman, Parker Phipps, Logan Pickering, Adam Prock, Kohlin Rahe, Alexxys Ray, Tyler Robinson, Anna Rogers, Aubrey Schirlls, Joel Schoenfelt, Ayden Sheets, Tyler Shore, Robert Summers, Ben Swofford, Kaleb Vermillion


Middle School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll
7th Grade – Logan Bailey, Kylie Campbell, Truman Carnter, Nicole Clapp, Jacey Faust, Jaden Greenwood, Jordan Hoerl, Bethany Larkins, Dayton Little, Julia Longmeyer, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Jayden Reyes, Dawson Sivils, Megan Swinney, Cole Swofford, Sarah Watson, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams

8th Grade – Jeffrey Aguilar, Daniel Albin, Cody Allen, Blake Atkins, Marissa Bowman, Sierra Bowman, Sydney Bunch, Wesley Butler, Zoe Crockett, Dawson Ferdig, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, Sophia Harvey, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Sarah Morris, Emma Mueller, Ali Ray, Grace Riley, Garrett Schick, Cesar Sigala, Keegan Slaughter, Joe Sosko, Taylor Stith, Stewart Watson, Saylor Zurcher

Principals Honor Roll
7th Grade – Brandon Baker, Daria Bennett, Mariah Brattin, Collin Brockman, Patrick Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Grace Chambers, Katie Clay, Austin Dinges, Desmond Ewing, Jeffrey Hatfield, Esebel Helgren, Ashlynn Keilholz, Ramsey Kohler, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Jagger Lawler, Haiely McCommon, Angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Maycie Meaders, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Christina Morris, Garrett Pierce, Abigale Rice, Kyleigh Roe, Carson Shoop, Margaret Tribble, Samantha Woods

8th Grade – Andrea Allen, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Chloe Bloom, Kennedy Burton, Morgan Carlile, Aaron Chen, Mackenzie DiMarco, Allie Gerken, McKenna Hanover, Madeline Helms, Gabe Hodge, Madelyn Phipps, Halee Werner

Regular Honor Roll
7th Grade – Madalyn Allen, Jackson Barnes, Ethan Beagle, Isaac Belcher, Conner Bracken, Jasmine Brown, Lee Chrisman, Haley Comegys, Mitchell Coon, Hayden Cox, Braylee Davis, Catherine Davis, Lindsey Dobson, Jade Feeler, Brooke Fernau, Clay Froehlich, Abigail Gieschen, Lawrence Graham, Tanner Graves, Samuel Gray, Deidra Gross, Paige Hicks, Hanah Hocker, Angeleena Hook, Natalie Hopkins, Shyann Jellison, Emily Kerchner, Blaine Kleyh, Victor Leiker, Austin Long, Dante Lopez, Michael Maasen, Audrey Mann, Meghan May, Randi Miller, Wyatt Perkins, Tanner Reffitt, Madison Roeder, Carley Rogers, Alexandria Ruiz, Shirley Salcedo, Simon Scott, Caleb Shepard, Julia Sias, Parker Snow, Nicole South, Lily Spear, Woody Springer, Brooke Stone, Thomas Swilley, Wesley Tibai, Saylor Todd, Ameyah Valenti, Miguel Venegas, Morgan Wehner, Brylee Wells, Alec Wheeler, Alexis White

8th Grade – Laura Allee, Trace Armstrong, Nathan Bledsoe, Wyatt Bramwell, Averee Brattin, Garrett Canaan, Roman Carr, Kaitlyn Clevenger, Trey Clevenger, Delaney Davis, Julia Edmonds, Morgan Gish, Jakob Hammond, Reagan Harrison, Mitchell Hayes, Courtney Horne, Mazen Jackson, Brittany Marshall, Emma Marshall, Joey Mazy-Franks, Bryce McGinnis, Cydney Metzger, Sarah Miller, Mathew Moua, Maragh Newberry, Cameron Parker, William Pryor, Sally Riffle, Marianne Riley, Taylor Shewmaker, Luke Winkler, Samantha Yokley

High School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll (4.0+)
9th Grade – Levi Cohen, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlin Evans, Autumn Ferguson, Joseph Heinrich, Nathaniel Holmes, Richard Hughes, Eric Humphrey, Ashley McClenahan, Anthony McSparran, Nicholas Ryan, Gennavieve Wrobel
10th Grade – Fiona Bolte-Bradhurst, Donna Borer, Rachel Dustman, Lauren Larkins, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Graceann Ring, Evan Williams, Luella Yoder
11th Grade – Dalton Burge, O’tillia Jerabek, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Marley Moran, Brianna Shuler, Joshua Young
12th Grade – Riley Bonnesen, Madison Barker, Kaylene Bramwell, Meredith Burns, Renee Edenburn, Tyler Evans, Susanna Goodell-Fields, Julianna Holguin, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, Madison Stockstill, Molly Takacs, Kai Wesemann, Olivia Woodruff, Suzanne Young

Principal’s Honor Roll (3.50 – 3.99)
9th Grade – Sandy Aguilar, Jordan Anderson, Mackenzie Beaman, Breann Bissonnette, Anna Boehm, Emma Braley, Dillon Bray, Samara Bruno, Jackson Caley, Brooke Cash, Andrew Conway, Alyssa Coon, Kacie Creighton, Savannah Demeyer, Michael Denney, Rachel Denney, Ashtyn Dickens, Matthew Dobson, Cody Faust, Jacob Figley, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, Brett Greufe, Colten Haak, Jordan Hamlin, Dominic Hemme, Layla Heritage, Makailyn Hernandez, Jillian Heuwinkel, Ryan Hopkins, Evan Jacobs, Cordell Jellison, Grace Keilholz, Kyley Keith, Skyler Kirchhofer, Keith Lapee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Savannah Long, Victoria Long, Lauren Mann, James McKee, Callie Miller, Grace Montag, Alexander Moore, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Michael Okuly, Tori Parrott, Alexander Pierce, Thomas Puffett, Summer Ray, Kylee Reeves, Rachel Ridge, Madison Roach, Mackenzie Robinson, Johana Rosas, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, David Shanks, Derek Smith, Dale Snider, Robert Stone, Tristin Sudduth, Chance Sullivan, Kirsten Thompson, Tanner Todd, Sidney Walters, Michael Wright, Evan Yokley, Brandon Young, Tori Young.

10th Grade – Macee Adams, Kevin Aguilar, Nathan Allen, Dalton Bach, Garrett Bakken, Megan Bauer, Sarah Beachner, Hannah Beissel, Ryan Bolden, Brayden Bonnesen, Lauren Bonnett, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Sarah Davis, Jacob Dennis, Spencer Eubank, Olivia Ferdig, Jacob Fisher, Zachary Gray, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Alexandria Jackson, Lane Jellison, Paige Johnson, Noah Kenyon, Hayley Kerrick, Kaycee Kincaid, Alyssa Kramer, Haley Lamborn, Daniel Lee, Olivia Lehmann, Caleb Long, Nathaniel Longo, Hannah McCommon, James McGovney, Emma Moore, Josey Pate, Breana Peters, Clara Plasse, Courtney Pritchett, Jamie Ross, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Breanna Snyder, Peyton Snyder, Racheal Snyder, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Christina Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Abigail Welther, Courtney Wesemann, Austin White, Holly Wilhelm, Brooke Wood, Colleen Wouters, Brooke Young, Cameron Young

11th Grade – Maranda Arcuri, Zoe Bissonnette, Phillip Bledsoe, Courtney Bonnett, Zandri Bredenhand, Abbey Breitbach, Noah Burton, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Malynn Creighton, Andrew Dobson, Garrison Fields, Danielle Gerken, Joseph Gomez, Kale Hammons, Cameron Haws, Morgan Hoenshell, Christian Holmes, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, Madelynn Kahl, Emma Moore, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Chayton Parrott, Walker Reed, Madison Ring, Nathan Ryan, Jaryd Smith, Sienna Smith, Stephany Soto, Madolyn Swinney, Kennedy Todd, Claire Villegas, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Bailey Wileman, Max Whited, Amber Woolford

12th Grade – Alexis Allard, Rebekah Anderson, Sara Baker, Courtney Bakken, Christopher Barzilla, Alyssa Batliner, Brogan Bellamy, Weston Boehm, Eric Brons, Alexandria Burris, Maggie Burton, Tiffany Butler, Kyle Clark, Amanda Clevenger, Austin Correa, Grace Dayson, Gavin Dooly, Olivia Dotson, Mackenzie Driskill, Courtney Fountain, Katherine Friederich, Trenton Gilbert, Kameron Gray, Gillian Haight, Lauren Hawkins, Olivia Hessling, Ian Hodge, Sarah Hoke, Anthony Holt, Spencer Homan, Maxwell Hutsell, Cheyenne Jennings, Autumn Kirchhofer, Rachel Liley, William Livingston, Alexis Lynn, Joseph Madison, Shaun Mallett, Kayla McDaniel, Morgan Messick, Jade Milbrandt, Cole Miller, Noah Moore, Logan Perry, Tanner Pettet, Cassy Reeves, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Rachel Schick, Lewis Sharp, Daryl Shreve, Chelsea Thompson, Marissa Thompson, Makenzie Voorhees, Emma Widaman, Weston Williams

Regular Honor Roll (3.00 – 3.49)
9th Grade – Emily Armstrong, Maegan Ashmore, Meghan Ball, Emily Belcher, Evan Brons, Jared Clapp, Victoria Combs, Noah Descombes, Makayla Devault, Noah Dowdy, Sam Easton, Cali Faherty, Blake Fernau, Tabitha Graham, Tyler Harrald, Jacob Harris, John Hays, Jordan Jones, David Kobie, Hailey Mahoney, Jack Marconett, Xander Mijares, Saisha Morgan, Mikayla Norman, Andrea Powell, Lauren Redwine, Kassidy Reed, Sydney Schirlls, Jordan Sidwell, Brayden Smith, Amanda Snow, Luke Swofford, Mariah Thompson, Cassadee Turner, Alyssa Whistle, Brandon Younce

10th Grade – Dylan Adams, Kylie Baker, Ethan Baker-Arbuckle, James Barnes, Blake Beagle, Michelle Butricks, Mason Clarke, Samantha Clevenger, Emily Cook, Breanna Curtis, Isaac Denney, Jennifer Donnell, Parker Evans, Tucker Farrell, Jerry Hays, Kylie Henry, Shayla Hill, Haden Hodge, Michel Hunsaker, Jada Jackson, Katie Jones, Jake King, Brandon Long, Robert McCormick, Kelsey Miller, Kaycee Mullin-Struzick, Kylie Mullin-Struzick, Jana Osborne, Ashley Pace, Savannah Parris, Lauren Petersen, Jodee Powell, Austin Recker, Paige Robinson, Trevor Scholljegerdes, Lucas Schorr, Zachary Schorr, Michaela Shinn, Blake Smith, Jordan Smith, Jenna Solomon, Cody Suelter, Alexis Thompson, Gavin Wheeler, Kali White, Alexander Whittington, Shae Williams, Shelby Williams, Luke Woodall

11th Grade – Madison Bailey, Logan Blomquist, Brylea Burkhart, Kaycee Clements, Chance Coday, Dylan Ryerson, Coleman Corson, Gabrielle Cusimano, Kaitlin Dierking, Mikalah Gibson, Emily Graham, Jacob Hardy, Felix Hernandez, Joshua Hink, Mason James, Kin John, Jaleah Jones, Katie Krug, Eryn Livingston, Chase Melies, Jordyn Merriman, Haley Richwine, Tyler Robling, Brooke Rottinghaus, Levi Hayes, Brooke Sadler, Joseph Smith, John Stewart, Cole Sullivan, Zachary Taylor, Kylie Thompson, Anthony Um, Jamie Vaughan, Margaret Waddle, Nicole Wheeldon, Zachary Zieman

12th Grade – Keagan Baldwin, Hannah Beachner, Alexander Blankenbaker, Garrett Bolden, Chance Braley, Miranda Brisbin, Levi Bryant, Alyssa Carlile, Cheyanne Crabtree, Ryan Cribelar, Dillon Davis, Sara Doty, Kyle Feeler, Bailey Fidler, Anderson Fields, Samantha Gustin, Bo Hart, Alleana Holt, Alysha Holt, Kalah Hudson, Austin Keith, Caitlin King, Riley King, Zachariah Long, Adam Mansfield, Kayla McKown, Elijah Mijares, Margaret Millard, Joshua Moore, Devon Peters, Emily Pritchett, Brett Reeves, Rebecca Rhoades, Emily Scholljegerdes, Morrigan Severs, Samuel Smith, Samantha Stucker, Kylee Taylor, Jonathan Webb, Bailey White, Zachary Winkler, Trace Young

 

Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for first semester of the 2014-2015 school year.

Primary School:


2nd Quarter

Kindergarten – Isaac McCarty, Noah Jennings, Brandon Keller, Parker George
1st Grade – Lucas VanMeter, Gracie Champion, Davin Gilsdorf, Caden Johnson, Kevin Rosas, Ella Plasse, Aiden Shaw, Jeffrey Hall, Lillianna Long, Noah Newell
2nd Grade – Leland Edenburn, Robert George, Richard Mead-Crouch, Kaelyn Skivers, Reese Weber, Shannon Williamson, Kamia Kirkland, Ava Martinez, Broc Moore, Hycle Noland, Zachary Rinker, Cooper Aldrige, Addison Owen, Brooke Beck, Bryson Saucerman, Tyler Watson, Wrigley Anderson, Kennady Thornsberry, Jordan Crawford, Brennan Johnson,

1st Semester

Kindergarten – Isaac McCarty
1st Grade – Davin Gilsdorf, Ella Plasse, Jeffrey Hall, Lillianna Long
2nd Grade – Leland Edenburn, Robert George, Shannon Williamson, Kamia Kirkland, Cooper Aldrige, Addison Owen, Brooke Beck, Bryson Saucerman, Tyler Watson, Kennady Thornsberry, Jordan Crawford


Elementary School:
2nd Quarter
3rd Grade – Giana Acosta, Brooklyn Allen, Landon Brunner, Stephanie Cornwell, Xavier Creighton, Aaron Horkay, Andrew Johnston, Hannah Kleyh, Sophia Lapee, Gwendolin Long, Jude Marconett, Kayla Mason, Addison Meeks, Noah Moreno, Brooke Schror, Jackson Shuler, Joshua Snyder, Kylie Sullivan, Owen Thornsberry, Genna Tweedie, Elizabeth Vohs, Phoenix Werner, Avery White
4th Grade – Joslyn Allen, Ella Bears, Calli Bloom, Kathryn Dummer, Hailey Gentry, Ema Graham, Lillian Gross, Jacob Hanes, Mason Hicks, Ayden Jackson, Karsyn Johnson, Avery Lawrence, Summer McCannon, Keaton Odle, Audrey Perkins, Alec Williams

Intermediate School:
Isabel Bakken, Braden Beatty, Karis Bloom, Tucker Brunner, Lillie Burgess, Kaidence Cleveland, Riley Cole, Michael Collins, Wendy Duran, Dharma Gilsdorf, Paige Gustin, Elizabeth Hawkins, Thomas Horkay, Malorie Hubert, Cheyann Johnson, Molli Johnson, Cole Jones, Hannah Joyce, Emma LaPee, Morgan Lassiter, Braden Lust, Keagan Madison, Grace McKee, Seth Moreno, Madelyn Nelson, Ryan Perisho, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Gracie Reynolds, Jonathan Rivera, Zachary Smith, Avrielle Tindall, Jacob Vanderwerf, Charisma Werner

Middle School:
7th Grade – Daria Bennett, Ethan Campbell, Mitchell Coon, Desmond Ewing, Jacey Faust, Clay Froehlich, Lawrence Graham, Deidra Gross, Jeffrey Hatfield, Jordan Hoerl, Angeleena Hook, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Julia Longmeyer, David Rivera, Carly Rogers, Lana Smith, Nate Solomon, Lily Spear, Cole Swofford, Sayler Todd, Austin Tye, Alec Wheeler, Noah Worsley

8th Grade – Logan Bannister, Dylan Berry, Nathan Bledsoe, Chloe Bloom, Brandon Byrd, Garrett Canaan, Aaron Chen, McKenzie DiMarco, Kirsten Gross, Miranda Kelley, Mathew Moua, Cameron Parker, Grant Ring, Garrett Schick, Stewart Watson, Luke Winkler

High School:
1st Semester
9th Grade – Evan Brons, Levi Cohen, Andrew Conway, Rachel Denney, Noah Descombes, Matthew Dobson, Kaitlin Evans Blake Fernau, Michael Okuly, Kylee Reeves

10th Grade – Dylan Adams, Dalton Bach, Fiona Bolte-Bradhurst, Tymon Conway, Hayley Kerrick, Gage Lawler, Daniel Lee, James McGovney, Jarod Medlock, Jana Osborne, Cody Suelter, Benjamin Watson, Cameron Young

11th Grade – Garrison Fields, Mikalah Gibson, Kale Hammons, Morgan Hoenshell, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, Bryant Jackson, Jacob Longmeyer, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Matt Neill, Marissa Paris, Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith, William Stanley, Anthony Um, Jacob Waugh

12th Grade – Madison Barker, Tyler Evans, John Falck, Lauren Hawkins, Rachel Liley, William Livingston, Zachariah Long, Morgan Messick, Nicole Nulsen, Aubrey Purnell, Cailtin Rash, John Romer, Madison Stockstill, Steven Vaughan, Kai Wesemann

 

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Academic Letters presented to 170 HS students

This Fall, one hundred seventy (170) High School, students were presented Academic Letters on Wednesday, Oct. 8 for the 2013-2014 school year. Former PHHS graduate, Dr. Zach Patterson was the guest speaker.
To earn an academic letter, a student must earn a 3.5 or better GPA (grade point average) for the school year.

Earning academic letters were:
Sophomores – Macee Adams, Kevin Aguilar, Nathan Allen Dalton Bach, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Garrett Bakken, James Barnes, Megan Bauer, Sarah Beachner, Blake Beagle, Hannah Beissel, Ryan Bolden, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Lauren Bonnett, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Michelle Butricks, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Sarah Davis, Rachel Dustman, Olivia Ferdig, Jacob Fisher, Zachary Gray, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Haden Hodge, Alexandria Jackson, Noah Kenyon, Hayley Kerrick, Kaycee Kincaid, Alyssa Kramer, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Daniel Lee, Olivia Lehmann, Cole Lightfoot, Aidan Link, Caleb Long, Kaitlyn Long, Hannah McCommon, Robert McCormick, James McGovney, Kirsten Medearis, Emma Moore, Breana Peters, Lauren Petersen, Clara Plasse, Courtney Pritchett, Graceann Ring, Jamie Ross, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Racheal Snyder, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Christina Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Courtney Wesemann, Gavin Wheeler, Austin White, Evan Williams, Brooke Wood, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder, Brooke Young, Cameron Young.

Juniors - 1st year – Maranda Arcuri, Phillip Bledsoe, Abbey Breitbach, Gabrielle Cusimano, Andrew Dobson, Joseph Gomez, Morgan Hoenshell, Madison Ring, Max Whited, Amber Woolford, Zachary Zieman.
2nd Year – Madison Bailey, Courtney Bonnett, Dalton Burge, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Kaitlin Dierking, Garrison Fields, Danielle Gerken, Mikalah Gibson, Cameron Haws, Cruz Hernandez, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, O’Tillia Jerabek, Madelynn Kahl, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Emma Moore, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Walker Reed, Nathan Ryan, Brianna Shuler, Madolyn Swinney, Jamie Vaughan, Claire Villegas, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Joshua Young.

Senior – 1st year – Tiffany Butler, Alleana Holt, Rachel Liley, Tanner Pettet, Daryl Shreve, Samantha Stucker
2nd Year – Courtney Bakken, Christopher Barzilla, Hannah Beachner, Brogan Bellamy, Courtney Fountain, Sarah Hoke, Anthony Holt, Cole Miller.
3rd Year – Alexis Allard, Rebekah Anderson, Madison Barker, Riley Bonnesen, Kaylene Bramwell, Meredith Burns, Alexandria Burris, Hannah Crawford, Olivia Dotson, Renee Edenburn, Tyler Evans, Katherine Friederich, Susanna Goodellfields, Gillian Haight, Lauren Hawkins, Ian Hodge, Julianna Holquin, Spencer Homan, Cheyenne Jennings, Autumn Kirchhofer, Morgan Messick, Elijah Mijares, Noah Moore, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, Cassy Reeves, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Lewis Sharp, Madison Stockstill, Molly Takacs, Makenzie Voorhees, Kai Wesemann, Emma Widaman, Zachary Winkler, Olivia Woodruff, Suzanne Young.


Board presents MAP / EOC TrackMakers
This year 554 TrackMakers will be awarded to students for scoring at the highest level possible (Advanced) on their MAP or End of Course state tests taken last Spring.

Students earning TrackMakers at the High School: EOC Communication Arts: Kevin Aguilar, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Kylie Baker, Hannah Beissel, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Rachel Dustman, Jacob Fisher, Ian Heinrich, Lane Jellison, Hunter Kelley, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Daniel Lee, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Kirsten Medearis, Emma Moore , Augustus Newberry, Breana Peters, Austin Rash, Graceann Ring, Paige Sailors, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Racheal Snyder, Cody Suelter, Alexander Whittington, Holly Wilhalm, Evan Williams, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder, Maranda Arcuri, Phillip Bledsoe, Courtney Bonnett, Abbey Breitbach, Dalton Burge, Brylea Burkhart, Noah Burton, Reagan Carr, Ronald Caswell, Zoie Cates, Josie Cotter, Luke Cox, Tyler Crane, Malynn Creighton, Garrison Fields, Joseph Gomez, Kale Hammons, Jacob Hardy, Morgan Hoenshell, Levi Jack, Mason James, O’Tillia Jerabek, Madelynn Kahl, Katie Krug, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Emma Moore, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Levi Phipps, Walker Reed, Nathan Ryan, Gonzalo Senda, Clayton Shipley, Brianna Shuler, Sienna Smith, William Stanley, Hunter Strain, Madolyn Swinney, Jamie Vaughan, Carly Voss, Margaret Waddle, Nichole Wheeldon, Bailey Wileman, Amber Woolford, Joshua Young, Mackenzie Beaman, Emma Braley, Dillon Bray, Brooke Cash, Levi Cohen, Victoria Combs, Emma Craven, Michael Denney, Kaitlin Evans, Autumn Ferguson, Shawn Gallagher, Brett Greufe, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Makailyn Hernandez, Christopher Hill, Eric Humphrey, Grace Keilholz, Brylee Langford, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Hailey Mahoney, Jack Marconett, Callie Miller, Madison Roach, Jerod Rottinghaus, Nicholas Ryan, Tanner Todd, Sidney Walters. EOC Mathematics: Mathematics: Kevin Aguilar, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Sarah Beachner, Olivia Ferdig, Katie Jones, Cole Lightfoot, James McGovney, Courtney Pritchett, Jamie Ross, Paige Sailors, Jessica Turner, Benjamin Watson, Abigail Welther, Austin White, Brooke Young, Dalton Burge, Josie Cotter, Malynn Creighton, Grace Dayson, Olivia Dotson, Sara Doty, Garrison Fields, Cheyenne Jennings, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Emilee Nulsen, Devon Peters, Lewis Sharp, Daryl Shreve, Madolyn Swinney, Jacob Watson, Joshua Young, Zachary Zieman, Phillip Bledsoe, Ryan Bolden, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Courtney Bonnett, Donna Borer, Abbey Breitbach, Robin Brundage, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Coleman Corson, Gabrielle Cusimano, Rachel Dustman, Jacob Fisher, Joseph Gomez, Zachary Gray, Jacob Hardy, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, Lauren Larkins, Aidan Link, Caleb Long, Kaitlyn Long, Emma Moore, Marley Moran, Breana Peters, Graceann Ring, Blake Rutherford, Drake Sivils, Courtney Wesemann, Evan Williams, Luella Yoder, Nicholas Danahy, Rachel Denney, Noah Descombes, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Cordell Jellison, Savannah Long, David Shanks, Dale Snider, Sidney Walters, Brandon Young, Levi Cohen, Kacie Creighton, Michael Denney, Brett Greufe, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Eric Humphrey, Skyler Kirchhofer, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Alexandra Pierce, Mackenzie Robinson, Samantha Rohne, Jordan Rottinhaus, Nicholas Ryan, Trent Wilson, Evan Yokley. Science: Maranda Arcuri, Phillip Bledsoe, Courtney Bonnett, Dalton Burge, Brylea Burkhart, Steven Chamberlain, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Malynn Creighton, Garrison Fields, Joseph Gomez, Emily Graham, Joely Hughes, O’Tillia Jerabek, Katie Krug, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Chase Melies, Michael Miller, Emma Moore (11), Marley Moran, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Levi Phipps, Nathan Ryan, Clayton Shipley, Brianna Shuler, William Stanley, Hunter Strain, Madolyn Swinney, Kylie Thompson, Carly Voss, Margaret Waddle, Jacob Watson, Joshua Young. Social Studies: Kevin Aguilar, Dalton Bach, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Alayna Berschauer, Brayden Bonnesen, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Rachel Dustman, Spencer Eubank, Jacob Fisher, Ian Heinrich, Aidan Link, Robert McCormick, Emma Moore, Courtney Pritchett, Austin Recker, Paige Sailors, Trevor Scholljegerdes, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Blake Smith, Racheal Snyder, Benjamin Watson, Austin White, Luke Woodall, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder, Cameron Young, Alexis Allard, Madison Barker, Christopher Barzilla, Zachary Bates, Hannah Beachner, Brogan Bellamy, Weston Boehm, Riley Bonnesen, Kaylene Bramwell, Levi Bryant, Tiffany Butler, Kyle Clark, Austin Correa, Dillon Davis, Alexander Dotson, Olivia Dotson, Tyler Evans, Kyle Feeler, Jacob Fetters, Courtney Fountain, Katherine Friederich, Zachary Hadlock, Anthony Holt, Spencer Homan, Zachariah Long, Joseph Madison, Elijah Mijares, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Devon Peters, Nick Ralston, Kasey Reed, Tyler Repp, John Romer, Lewis Sharp, Daryl Shreve, Madison Stockstill, Samantha Stucker, Molly Takacs, Amy Venegas, Olivia Woodruff, Suzanne Young

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Middle School: MAP Communication Arts: Logan Bailey, Isaac Belcher, Brian Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Kylie Campbell, Nicole Clapp, Austin Dinges, Jaden Greenwood, Dayton Little, Julia Longmeyer, Angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Jayden Reyes, Dawson Sivils, Thomas Swilley, Cole Swofford, Morgan Wehner, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Wilson, Daniel Albin, Marissa Bowman, Sierra Bowman, Lauren Browning, Wesley Butler, Zoe Crockett, Anastasia Hanes, McKenna Hanover, Gabriel Hodge, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Sarah Morris, Emma Mueller, Garrett Schick, Keegan Slaughter, Taylor Stith, Mszayah Vanzant, Stewart Watson, Haley Wiggins, Cierra Williams. MAP Mathematics: Logan Bailey, Collin Brockman, Ethan Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Emma Kirchhoff, Bethany Larkins, Jagger Lawler, Dayton Little, Julia Longmeyer, Julia Moore, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Dawson Sivils, Cole Swofford, Sarah Watson, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams, Grant Wilson, Noah Worsley, Jeffrey Aguilar, Sierra Bowman, Wesley Butler, Morgan Carlile, Zoe Crockett, Kirsten Gross, Sophia Harvey, Mitchell Hayes, Gabriel Hodge, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Garrett Schick, Mszayah Vanzant.  

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Intermediate School: MAP Communication Arts: Riley Cole, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Dharma Gilsdorf, Malorie Hubert, Bella Jensen, Cheyann Johnson, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Ryan Perisho, Lindsay Schirlls, Jaydon Shuler, Olivia Toler, Alexia Woods, Jenna Avery, Owen Bailey, Kale Bakken, Drake Beaman, Mattie Bracken, Victoria Cain, Joliana Canaan, John Carter, Joelee Cleveland, Jacob Conine, Madison Copowycz, Morgan Corbin, Landon Fatino, Alexandra Good, Michael Graham, Charlie Heritage, Emily Hill, Claire Kenyon, Brock Koehler, Keagon Madison, Isabella McCarty, Chance Milbrandt, Evan Miller, Karleigh Ogan, Joseph Ore, Zion Patterson, Savannah Paxton, Alexandria Redwine, Jessica Ross, Tyler Rowe, Olivia Trask, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Keegan Zizza.  MAP Mathematics: Walker Aldrige, Elijah Guffey, Grace McKee, Gavin Rogers, Lindsay Schirlls, Jaydon Shuler, Owen Bailey, Drake Beaman, Ian Bledsoe, Victoria Cain, Jacob Conine, Morgan Corbin, Connor Hardin, Eugene Horkay, Keagon Madison, Evan Miller, Karleigh Ogan, Zion Patterson, Analyssa Pence, Kooper Reed, Caitlyn Rogers, Jessica Ross, Kaemyn Stidham, Alaina Umscheid, Tobin Wise. MAP Science: Owen Bailey, Drake Beaman, Mattie Bracken, Victoria Cain, John Carter, Landon Fatino, Connor Hardin, Keagon Madison, Chance Milbrandt, Evan Miller, Ashton Morris, Zion Patterson, Alaina Umscheid, Tobin Wise.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Elementary School: MAP Communication Arts: Jolyn Blake, Corina Brockman, Ryan Canaan, Anya Casper, Grayce Clark, Ayden Cline, Aryana Devault, Cooper Divine, Madison Frazier, Lawson Gonzalez, Taliya Guenther, Katherine Hamilton, Riley Hawkins, Weston Hammerling, Jakob Hurd, Ayden Jackson, James Kauffman, Reagan Kimrey, Caleb Martin, Madalynn McCannon, Samuel McCarty, Katherine Meiries, James Mooneyham, Anna Morrison, Keaten ONeal, Alicia Quinn, Hannah South, Kole Starlin, Justice Whitlock, Kaden Young. MAP Mathematics: Cody Ammerman, Anya Casper, Aryana Devault, Emma Dutcher, Serenity Ford, Hailey Gentry, Taliya Guenther, Weston Hemmerling, Mason Hicks, Jakob Hurd, AveryLawrence, Madalynn McCannon, Chloe More, Hanna Morrison, Keaten ONeal, Haley Ross, Shannon Ruckman, Zachary Watson, Justice Whitlock, Alec Williams.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent – teacher conferences for the Pleasant Hill R-III School District are set for Monday, October 27 through Thursday, October 30. There will be no school on Friday, October 31.

Primary School

Parent/teacher conferences at the Primary School are scheduled individually by teachers and parents. Parents are given opportunities to schedule dates and times at Open House held in August before school starts. Any parents that do not indicate a time preference are contacted directly by the classroom teachers for a scheduled time. Teachers will accommodate parental schedules as much as possible any time from Oct. 27 through Oct. 30, but are primarily scheduling conferences on Monday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4:00-7:00pm.

Elementary School
The Elementary School will hold conferences on October 28 and 29.

  • Most teachers have already scheduled their parent-teacher conferences. If you have not been contacted by your child’s teacher, please call the school at 540-2220.
  • If you are unsure of your appointment time, please call the school.
  • If you are unable to attend at your scheduled time, please call and make arrangements for a new time.
  • Parents will be asked to take a short survey after the conference.

Intermediate School
The Intermediate School will hold conferences on October 28th and 29th, 4:20 – 8pm.

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be conducted by the core team of teachers that work with your child.
  • All parents are asked to call 540-3156 or email their child’s teacher to set up a conference if one has not been previously arranged.
  • Reminder notices will be provided to parents that signed up previously.
  • Any parent unable to attend the scheduled time should call and make arrangements for a new time.
  • Parents will be asked to take a short survey after the conference.

Middle School
STUDENT LED CONFERENCES: Tuesday & Thursday, October 28 & 30 from 4:00-8:00pm
Our middle school format, referred to as “student-led conferences”, allows students to play an important role in acknowledging their educational responsibilities under the guidance of their advisory teachers. Each student has a portfolio which he/she is responsible for filling with the following required elements: pieces of choice work from each class, teacher behavior information sheets, grade card and student prepared plan of progress.

Eighth graders and parents will meet in the gym while seventh graders and their parents will meet in the cafeteria. Individual tables will be set up in each location. Students will present their portfolios to their parents and a teacher will be at the table to answer specific questions and help guide the student through this process. Each conference will take approximately 10 minutes.

The suggested time/night schedule below is designated to help with the flow of traffic as you do not need to make an appointment during the 4-7pm time period.  If you can only come on a night that is not designated for your last name, please know that you are still welcome on the other evening.  *If you have a special concern which requires meeting individually with a specific teacher without your student present, please call 540-2149 to schedule an individual time from 7-8pm.

Tuesday evening’s designated schedule

4:00-7:00           Parents with student whose last name begins with A-L
7:00-8:00           By appointment only (individual teacher/parent meetings)

Thursday evening’s designated schedule
4:00-7:00           Parents with student whose last name begins with M-Z
7:00-8:00           By appointment only (individual teacher/parent meetings)

 

High School
Beginning on October 1st, parents can contact teachers to arrange Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please contact teachers via phone or email to set appointments for conferences. Pleasant Hill High School will host Parent / Teacher Conferences on Monday, October 27 and Thursday, October 30, between the times of 5 – 8:45pm.
Each teacher will conduct conferences in his/her classroom. Parents may call the school, 540-3111, to contact each teacher individually to set up 15 minute conferences
.

 

District News
Week of Sept. 22, 2014

District News
Week of Sept. 8, 2014

District News
Week of August 25, 2014

Homecoming Parade Route, Oct. 3, 2014.
Parade begins at 1:30pm

  •  Line up in front of the High School or the Sports Complex.
  • The parade will turn left at the three way stop and pass in front of the Middle School.
  • The parade will continue down Myrtle to Lake Street, left on Lake Street.
  • The parade will continue through downtown will end in front of the police station.
  • Participants who need to return to High School or the Sports Complex will take Broadway to cross 7 Hwy and return to High School or Sports Complex.

District Safety Committee
The R-III District Safety Committee held its regular monthly meeting on August 21, 2014 in the district central office.  The standing committee includes district nurses, technology staff, administrators, community member, and representatives from local police and fire departments.  The primary focus of the committee is to plan and prepare for all types of potential emergencies.  Topics discussed during the most recent meeting included staff training, safety supply needs, emergency drills schedule, Crisis Plan updates, and facility improvements.

Picture Day is Coming
Aug. 21: High School
Aug. 22: Elementary School
Aug. 25: Intermediate School
Aug. 26: Primary School
Sept. 3: Middle School
Don't forget to bring your pre-payment envelope on picture day. Pre-pay is available online, please send completed envelope to school and mark 'online' as total enclosed.


SFE -
Now accepting applications for food service workers. Part-time and substitute positions available. Great environment and schedule. Food handlers card and background check required. Please pick up applications at the food service office or call Sam Hudgins at 816-540-5148. Email: sfe@pleasanthillschools.com

 

District Welcomes New Staff
Staff vacancies and reassignments within the district have allowed twenty one new staff members to join the district this fall.  They will begin new teacher workshops on August 11.

Primary School
In her first year of teaching, Amanda Ell will serve as a kindergarten teacher. She completed her student teaching at Tiffany Ridge Elementary with the Park Hill School District.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Southwest Baptist University this past May.

Stacy Galvan will serve as a 1st grade teacher. In her six years of teaching, she taught 2nd grade, 4th grade and then recently taught Kindergarten for the Leeton R-X School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Missouri State University.

In her first year, Amanda Sebree will serve as a 1st grade teacher. She completed her student teaching with the Pleasant Hill Primary School and for the past two years she has been a substitute teacher and also worked at Applebees in Harrisonville. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Drury University.

A past graduate, Danielle Wenger will serve as a Kindergarten teacher. She is bringing 4 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. Last year, she was a Kindergarten teacher with the Camdenton School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Missouri.

Rachel Williams will serve as a 2nd grade teacher. She taught third grade for the Ballard R2 School District in Butler, MO. for the past two years. She holds a Masters in Education from the University of Central Missouri.

Amber Helgren will serve as a part-time paraprofessional.

Elementary School
Rachel Young will serve as a 3rd grade teacher. She brings 5 years of experience from the Grain Valley School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and in July, she will receive a Bachelor of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Missouri.

Melissa Kurtz will serve as a 4th grade teacher.

Intermediate School
After completing her student teaching with the Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Elizabeth Chandler will serve as a vocal music teacher. She held two part-time work study positions as an office assistant and a Head Music Librarian, with the University of Central Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Central Missouri.

In her first year of teaching, Monica Cochran will serve as a SPED teacher. She was a Paraprofessional Child Care Aide with the Warrensburg School District. In May, she received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education from the University of Central Missouri.

Linda Greve will bring 10 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District as a Technology teacher. She taught Computer / Technology at Valley Middle School in Arnold, PA. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the Southwest Missouri State University.

Kerri Pray will serve as Library Media Specialist. Last year, she was an ESL teacher at Beijing Haidian Foreign Language School in Beijing, China. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Journalism and a MS in Library Science and Information Services from the University of Central Missouri.

Bringing 7 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District, Tiffany Sullivan, will serve as a 3rd grade classroom teacher. She taught third grade for 4 years, with the Sherwood Cass School District. She holds a Bachelors of Art and a Masters of Elementary Education from Truman State University.

Middle School
In her first year, Kristen Heineck, will serve as a SPED teacher. She completed her student teaching at Summit Point Elementary School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in Special Education from the University of Central Missouri in May./Since completing her student teaching with the Butler School District, Jessica Parsons will serve as a SPED teacher. For two years, she worked in Broadcasting Services Membership and Underwriter Coordinator with the University of Central Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science in Cross Categorical Special Education in May.

Mark Smith will serve as a part-time Band Assistant for the Intermediate and Middle Schools.

Jennifer Solomon will serve as a paraprofessional.

High School
Jakqualyn Boden is bringing 9 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District as a Language Arts teacher. She was an 8th grade ELA Reading and ELA Writing teacher at Pioneer Ridge Middle School with the Independence School District. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Graceland University.

Nichoel Johnston will serve as an Art teacher. For the past year, she was an Art co-teacher at Delta Woods Middle School in Blue Springs and Trailridge Elementary School in Lee’s Summit. She holds Bachelor of Science from Pittsburg State University and a Master of Arts from the University of Central Missouri.

Tammy Vogler will bring 13 years of experience to the Pleasant Hill School District. She will serve as Counselor. She was a Professional School Counselor in Training, an Agriculture teacher and a FACS teacher with the Holden School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Central Missouri and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University.

District
Nathan Wood will serve as a full time Speech teacher. He was a Graduate Assistant with Missouri State University for the past two years. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University. In May, he received his Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.


Cheer Camp
Twenty four PHHS cheerleaders attend camp conducted by UCM Cheer Squad. The UCM cheerleaders worked with our students for two days teaching new cheers and stunts.

Pleasant Hill FFA at Camp Rising Sun
Nine Pleasant Hill FFA members attended week 6 of the Missouri FFA Camp at Camp Rising Sun in Kaiser, Missouri July 7-11th.  While at the camp members worked on their leadership skills through workshops with state FFA officers and other leaders from the agriculture industry.  The groups also soaked in the sun on Lake of Ozarks while they skied, boated, swam and made new friends.  Jade Milbrant received third place in the extemporaneous speaking contest, several members earned 3rd place as a team in the rituals event, Jade and Jacob Harris were members of the winning swamp canoe race and Kin John and Jade gave heartfelt, inspirational speeches at Vespers.  This year Jade, Kin and Morgan Hoenshell worked extra hard to complete thirteen leadership events which earned them a state leadership medal.  Pictured above are campers (Front row L-R) Area 3 State FFA Vice President Brock Larson, Ashlen Snow, Morgan Hoenshell, Tanner Archer, Alysha Holt, Jade Milbrandt, Area 1 State FFA Vice President Morgan Walkup, Area 2 State FFA Vice President Brandon Bothwell, (Back row L-R) Area 15 State FFA Vice President Jack Davis, Jacob Harris, Joey Smith, Kin John, Kaycee Kincaid, (not pictured) Advisor Ms. Wingard.


High School student attends MO FFA Public Speaking Academy

Kaycee Kincaid, Pleasant Hill FFA Member, joined sixty-three FFA members from across the state at the Missouri FFA Public Speaking Academy held June 3, 4, and 5th on the University of Central Missouri Campus.  During the three-day event, she worked to with UCM professors/staff to develop  and refine a speech which she later delivered to UCM faculty who conducted the intense learning workshop.   Kaycee will be able to take these new found skills with her throughout her FFA career as well as into the workforce.  Pictured above are the 2014 PSA participants, including Kaycee standing on 3rd from the right on the front row.

 

District News
Summer school will be winding down this week with June 27 as the final day of attendance.  We have had a productive three weeks from both recovery and enrichment classes.  Middle and secondary summer school has served  428 students.  High school students will be recovering credits, earning credits, or earning a certificate of completion in Driver’s Education.  Middle school students are completing enrichment courses or remediating, where incoming ninth-graders have an opportunity to earn high school credit.

Mr. Woodson’s class uses iPads to work on social studies curriculum. 
Ninety-seven students have taken to the roads in four Chevrolet Malibus to learn how to safely operate a motor vehicle. 
Forty students have taken Personal Finance and Health either in the classroom or online.  This allows them the opportunity for an extra elective their junior years. 
Students in Lifetime Fitness have been working in the weight room during June and will continue throughout July.

Summer Beat has learned the vocals and choreography to multiple songs and will perform in the high school commons on Tuesday, June 23, at 6:30PM.  They will also travel to Carlyle Retirement Center and Foxwood Springs to perform their show.

Imagination Station students have created personalized aprons, rowdy roosters, and self-portraits to name a few.

Summer School News
As we approach this final week of Summer School, we have much to celebrate.  Our attendance has remained strong with 555 students and we have seen progress in all classes.  Our Pre-K students have made the adjustment to school; we no longer have tears from children or parents in the morning!  The majority of our youngest learners have been very successful adapting to school routines and teachers are building a strong foundation for  learning.  Our pre-K students will be ready for Kindergarten in August!

Each day during Summer School we recognize students who exhibit great character by honoring those accomplishments with a High Five Award.  The High Five Awards are given when students show perseverance, kindness, cooperation, and respect.  Summer School teachers have distributed hundreds of High Fives throughout our time together.  Students are very receptive and look forward to the drawing at the end of each day when we announce 8 High Five Winners.

The enrichment classes have packed these 4 weeks of summer school with blogs, I-pad applications, research, cooking, art, creativity and enterprise.  Kidville is open for business from now through Wednesday and features a snack shop, DJ, city government, tattoo shop and Tape Town, just to name a few.

The Digital News Class has captured the events of summer school on their blog http://summerschoolnews.blogspot.com/

Our remedial classes, K-6 have spent the last 4 weeks engaging students in reading, writing, listening, researching, and practicing basic skills.   Data has been collected and progress has been noted in reading and math fluency.
                               
Readers Theatre will perform 101 Dalmatians for the other summer school students this week and will host a night performance for family, friends and the community on Thursday evening at 7:00pm.  It promises to be a wonderful production.

We will end our Summer School experience with a Field Day organized by Emily Haines.  All of our students will be encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Challenges that are being sponsored by our PH Schools.   


Honor Roll
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (gpa) for second semester.

Elementary School
Superintendent’s
Kelsey Baker, Grayce Clark, Cooper Divine, Caleb Martin, Katie Meiries, Anna Morrison, Averi Allen, Isabel Bakken, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Dharma Gilsdorf, Eli Guffey, Bella Jensen, CheyAnn Johnson, Molli Johnson, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Olivia Toler, Sarah Wilhoit Lexi Woods, Madison Woods.

Principal’s
Brayden Bass, Jolyn Blake, Calli Bloom, Corina Brockman, Brenden Bunch, Raelynn Carter, Nathan Chinn, Ayden Cline, Jay Cooper, Aryana DeVault, Gillian Dowell, Sofie Duncan, Serenity Ford, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Lydia Gentry, Tristin Gower, Taliya Guenther, Ethan Hall, Katherine Hamilton, Jacob Hanes, Weston Hammerling, Ethan Hesterberg, Jake Hurd, Rylee Husling, Ayden Jackson, Terrance Jewell, Emma Kleyh, Avery Lawrence, Bethany Markham, James Mooneyham, Chloe More, Sierra Paxton, Kayla Potter, Emelia Proudfit, Alicia Quinn, Easton Roe, Brooke Shifflett, Korbin Thaller, Chase Underwood, Kirsten Vestal, Justin Wasson, Destiny Weber, Emileigh West, Justice Whitlock, Alyssa Wiggins, Madison Wilson, Emma Young, Sofia Abney, Leo Adkins, Walker Aldrige, Sarah Alton, Kelly Anderson, Isaac Bledsoe, Lane Brattin, Marisa Brendel, Bailey Burnett, Riley Cole, Mazlyn Collins, Ashley Crooks, Alexandria Danner, Matthew Davis, Brooke DeVaul, Kennedy Donovan, Cason Driver, Jacob Elliott, Kiley Faust, Samantha Fenton, Haden Ferwalt, Jordan Fisher, Josephine Gomez, Sophia Gregory, Elisabeth Hawkins, James Hays, Mariah Hedrick, Emma Heitman, Serentiy Heuwinkel, Malorie Hubert, Adriana Kalousek, Carmen Kidwell, Clayton Kohler, Nina Lapee, Makenzie Layton, Logan Leiker, Wyatt Leyda, Ali Little, Kylie Lloyd, Jordan Mason, Liam McCall, Cora McSparran, Jadyn Medlock, Seth Moreno, Victoria Nickols, Tylar Parton, Darian Patet, Ryan Perisho, Duncan Perkins, Alivia Redwine, Zach Redwine, Elijah Reynolds, Noah Riley, John Rivera, Keagan Roeder, Lindsay Schirlls, Jay Shuler, Cole Simmons, Carissa Smith, Elizabeth Sudduth, Emmalee Thaller, David Vaughan, Sawyer Wells, Ashlie Wheeldon, Margaret Whitlock, Bryan Wyse

Intermediate School
Superintendent’s (3.8 – 4.0)
Jesse Ailshire, Jenna Avery, Owen Bailey, Drake Beaman, Ian Bledsoe, Mattie Bracken, Allee Brattin, Evan Burns, Victoria Cain, Joliana Canaan, John Dale Carter, Madison Copowycz, Morgan Corbin, Isabella Danner, Nelson DesCombes, Landon Fatino, Gissell Garcia, Silas Gray, Connor Hardin, Emily Hill, Eugene Horkay, Emma Johnson, Claire Kenyon, Evan Knapp, Brock Koehler, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Isabelle McCarty, Makayla McClenahan, Evan Miller, Ashton Morris, Dylan Orpin, Zion Patterson, Savannah Paxton, Analyssa Pence, Jackson Petersen, Isabella Proudfit, Alexandria Redwine, Kooper Reed, Abgail Ring, Jessica Ross, Kaemyn Stidham, Olivia Trask, Alaina Umscheid, Riley Vaughn, Tobin Wise, Addison Zurcher, Logan Bailey, Brian Brunell, Kylie Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Jaden Greenwood, Jordan Hoerl, Emma Kirchhoff, John Ramsey Kohler, Bethan Larkins, Jagger Lawler, Dayton Little, Julia Longmeyer, Hailey McCommon, Savannah McIntosh, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Parris, Emily Perisho, Garrett Pierce, Abigale Rice, Kyleigh Roe, Caleb Shepard, Dawson Sivils, Cole Swofford, Margaret Tribble, Sarah Watson, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams
 
Principal’s (3.79 – 3.50)
Aidan Amor, Jacob Baker, Kale Bakken, Karis Bloom, Darren Byrd, Chanie Campbell, Makenzie Carlile, Kinberly Caswell, Gavin Chace, Brooklyn Chambers, Charles Collins, Jacob Conine, Jaxton Dinges, Jadyn Dowdy, Skye Durden, Canton Elliott, Cara Faherty, Harlee Fenton, Noah Fidler, Margaret Gonzales, Michael Graham, Landon Fray, Paige Gustin, Marissa Helms, Charlie Heritage, Evan Howell, Taylor Kemp, Haylee Lewis, Ashlyn Long, Kyleigh Marley, Elizabeth May, Marissa McCormick, Chance Milbrandt, Madlyn Nelson, Emma O’Neal-Newton, Karleigh Ogan, Joseph Ore, Sydney Peters, Alexxys Ray, Anna Rogers, Caitlyn Rogers, Tyler Rowe, Sheridan Ruiz, Aubrey Scott, Reagan Shouse, Zachary Smith, Averie Snyder, Kaleb Vermillion, Angelina Wheeler, Bryce Wilson, Mason Winfree, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Keegan Zizza, Madalynn Zvacek, Madalyn Allen, Brandon Baker, Ethan Beagle, Daria Bennett, Conner Bracken, Mariah Brattin, Collin Brockman, Jasmine Brown, Grace Chambers, Lee Chrisman, Katie Clay, Mitchell Coon, Hayden Cox, Brylee Davis, Catherine Davis, Austin Dinges, Lindsey Dobson, Desmond Ewing, Kaitlyn Ewing, Jacey Faust, Jade Feeler, Clay Froehlich, Lawrence Graham, Tanner Graves, Samuel Gray, Diedra Gross, Jeffrey Hatfield, Cody Henry, Paige Hicks, Hanah Hocker, Angeleena Hook, Natalie Hopkins, Shyann Jellison, Ashlynn Keilholz, Emily Kerchner, Blaine Kleyh, Jeremyah Knapp, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Victor Keiker, Austin Long, Dante Lopez, Kathryn Maasen, Michael Maasen, Audrey Mann, Angela McCormick, Abigail McKee, Maycie Meaders, Randi Miller, Christina Morris, Wyatt Perkins, Siera Powell, Tanner Reffitt, Jayden Reyes, Madison Roeder, Carly Rogers, Alexandria Ruiz, Shirley Salcedo, Simon Scott, Carson Shoop, Parker Snow, Nicole South, Lily Spear, Amos Woody-Springer, Thomas Swilley, Megan Swinney, Wesley Tiabi, Sayler Todd, Miguel Venegas, Morgan Wehner, Rileigh West, Alec Wheeler, Alexis White, Grant Wilson, Samantha Woods.

Honor Roll (3.49 – 3.0)
Jacob Adams, Lucus Bass, Joelee Cleveland, Noah Couch, Camden Curtis, Donavan Davis, Carson Dummer, Cameron Eaton, Elijah Fondren, Jacob glaze, Alexandra Good, Kaylyn Goodman, Coleman Hays, Nathan Hitch, Blaise Jackson, Morgan Jenkins, Libby Johnson, Cole Jones, Chayden Kirkpatrick, Michelle Kramer, Taylor Kemp, Prestly LaMar, Emma LaPee, Wyatt Lawrence, Elizabeth Lehmann, Amanda Long, Braden Lust, Zachary Miller, Aidan Parman, Parker Phipps, Logan Pickering, Kohlin Rahe, Thomas Riffle, Tyler Robinson, Aubrey Schirlls, Joel Schoenfelt, Ayden Sheets, Tyler Shore, Bryona Smith, Wendy Soto, Tate Stockstill, Robert Summers, Ben Swofford, Virginia Wade, Alexiea Werner, Zane Wheeler, Abigail Baker, Jackson Barnes, Makayla Blevins, Caleb Bowman, Christian Bowman, Morgan Brisbin, Lane Burgess, Tristin Davis, Emmalia Dinges, Krystal Dreissen, Brooke Fernau, Dalton Francy, Michael Giesbrecht, Aidan Hayes, Brittany Hays, Nicholas Herrera-Shull, Reid Howell, Samuel Markham, Alexis Matlock, Meghan May, Mikayla Ollison, Brittany Quinn, Nicholas Rahe, Tucker Sauceda, Julia Sias, Brenden Alex Smith, Colton Snyder, Gunner Tweedie, Austin Tye, Michael Tyler, Eli Vanatta, Dylan Watterson, Brylee Wells, Kaitlyn Wilson, Noah Worsley, Mariah Younce.

Middle School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll
Daniel Albin, Marissa Bowman, Wesley Butler, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, Sophia Harvey, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Sarah Morris, Ali Ray, Grace Riley, Garrett Schick, Jordan Anderson, Mackenzie Beaman, Anna Boehm, Samara Bruno, Levi Cohen, Matthew Dobson, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Brett Greufe, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Eric Humphrey, Grace Keilholz, Skyler Kirchhofer, Savannah Long, Lauren Mann, Ashley McClenahan, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Alex Moore, Alexandra Pierce, Madison Roach, Mackenzie Robinson, Samantha Rohne, Nicholas Ryan, David Shanks, Derek Smith, Trent Wilson, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley


Principals Honor Roll
Jeffrey Aguilar, Blake Atkins, Chloe Bloom, Sierra Bowman, Averee Brattin, Sydney Bunch, Zoe Crockett, Dawson Ferdig, Mitchell Hayes, Brittany Marshall, Cydney Metzger, Emma Mueller, Cameron Parker, Taylor Stith, Mszayah Vanzant, Christina Wait, Stewart Watson, Saylor Zurcher, Sandy Aguilar, Emily Armstrong, Emma Braley, Dillon Bray, Jackson Caley, Brooke Cash, Alyssa Coon, Emma Craven, Kacie Creighton, Michael Denney, Noah Descombes, Makayla Devault, Cali Faherty, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, Colten Haak, Makailyn Hernandez, Richard Hughes, Kyley Keith, Cameron Knapp, David Kobie, Keith Lapee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Victoria Long, Mikayla Norman, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Michael Okuly, Tori Parrott, Elias Peters, Summer Ray, Lauren Redwine, Kylee Reeves, Johana Rosas, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, Dale Snider, Amanda Snow, Tristin Sudduth, Chance Sullivan, Luke Swofford, Kirsten Thompson, Mariah Thompson, Cassadee Turner, Sidney Walters, Tori Young

Regular Honor Roll
Laura Allee, Andrea Allen, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Dylan Berry, Wyatt Bramwell, Kennedy Burton, Garrett Canaan, Morgan Carlile, Emily Chace, Aaron Chen, Kaitlyn Clevenger, Delaney Davis, Mackenzie DiMarco, Julia Edmonds, Allie Gerken, McKenna Hanover, Reagan Harrison, Madeline Helms, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Gabriel Hodge, Courtney Horne, Mazen Jackson, Emma Marshall, Joey Mazy-Franks, Madison McDaniel, Bryce McGinnis, Sarah Miller, Mathew Moua, Maragh Newberry, Madelyn Phipps, William Pryor, Sally Riffle, Marianne Riley, Taylor Shewmaker, Keegan Slaughter, Joseph Sosko, Cassandra Waddle, Halee Werner, Luke Winkler, Samantha Yokley, Meghan Ball, Ryan Bowen, Gaige Brunell, Nathan Chace, Jared Clapp, Victoria Combs, Rachel Denney, Noah Dowdy, Taylor Elias, Daisy Fetters, Jacob Figley, Tabitha Graham, John Michael Hays, Jillian Heuwinkel, Ryan Hopkins, Evan Jacobs, Jordan Jones, Brylee Langford, Nathan Longo, Jack Marconett, James McKee, Noah Moore, Saisha Morgan, Andrea Powell, Sydney Schirlls, Brayden Smith, Tanner Todd, Brandon Younce, Brandon Young.

High School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll (4.0+)
Fiona Bolte-Bradhurst, Donna Borer, Rachel Dustman, Haley Lamborn, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Emma moore, Drake Sivils, Jessica Turner, Benjamin Watson, Courtney Wesemann, Evan Williams, Luella Yoder, Dalton Burge, Madelynn Kahl, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Marley Moran, Nathan Ryan, Joshua Young, Riley Bonnesen, Tyler Evans, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Madison Stockstill, Olivia Woodruff, Suzanne Young, Kacey Breitbach, Krista Bricker, Alexis Caraker, Zachery Cohen, Hannah Dustman, Kenton Hanifl, Heather Hughes, Mariahe Long, Moriah Longo, Emily McKee, Alden Millering, Kristin Orpin, Kelsey Radmacher, Mackenzie Snyder, Trevor Young and Allie Zahn.

Principal’s Honor Roll (3.50 – 3.99)
Macee Adams, Kevin Aguilar, Nathan Allen, Dalton Bach, Ethan Baker-Arbuckle, Garrett Bakken, James Barnes, Megan Baurer, Sarah Beachner, Blake Beagle, Hannah Beissel, Ryan Bolden, Brayden Bonnesen, Lauren Bonnett, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Michelle Butricks, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Sarah Davis, Michaela Emond, Olivia Ferdig, Jacob Fisher, Zachary Gray, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Haden Hodge, Alexandria Jackson, Noah Kenyon, Hayley Kerrick, Kaycee Kincaid, Alyssa Kramer, Lauren Larkins, Daniel Lee, Olivia Lehmann, Cole Lightfoot, Caleb Long, Hannah McCommon, Robert McCormick, Kirsten Medearis, Breana Peters, Clara Plasse, Courtney Pritchett, Graceann Ring, Jamie Ross, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Fernanda Sierra, Racheal Snyder, Madison Voorhees, Christina Waddle, Austin White, Colleen Wouters, Brooke Young, Cameron Young, Marand Arcuri, Courtney Bonnett, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Gabrielle Cusimano, Andrew Dobson, Garrison Fields, Danielle Gerken, Mikalah Gibson, Joseph Gomez, Cameron Haws, Morgan Hoenshell, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, O’tillia Jerabek, Michael Miller, Emma Moore, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Walker Reed, Brooke Rottinghaus, Brianna Shuler, Madolyn Swinney, Claire Villegas, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Max Whited, Bailey Wileman, Amber Woolford, Rebekah Anderson, Madison Barker, Christopher Barzilla, Hannah Beachner, Brogan Bellamy, Kaylene Bramwell, Meredith Burns, Alexandria Burris, Tiffany Butler, Kyle Clark, Olivia Dotson, Renee Edenburn, Courtney Fountain, Katherine Friederich, Susanna Goodell-Fields, Gillian Haight, Lauren Hawkins, Ian Hodge, Sarah Hoke, Julianna Holguin, Alleana Holt, Anthony Holt, Cheyenna Jennings, Autumn Kirchhofer, Rachel Liley, Alexis Lynn, Morgan Messick, Elijah Mijares, Cole Miller, Noah Moore, Tanner Pettet, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, Cassy Reeves, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Lewis Sharp, Daryl Shreve, Molly Takacs, Makenzie Voorhees, Kai Wesemann, Emma Widaman, Mikaella Alexander, Hunter anderson, Alyssa Ball, Tanner Beagle, Justin Bell, Terry Boehm, Alyssa Brattin-Hopkins, Katie Brenton, Abbie Brown, Perri Brown, Greg Brundage, Haley Cash, Brandon Cassity, Trenton Clarke, Brandon Clevenger, Christian Correa, Sutton Crabtree, Brooke Crotty, Jacob Davis, Makenna Deckert, Kaylea Dennis, Amy Freed, McKenna Gates, Lucas Gibson, Bailey Heublein, Mallory Humphrey, Alexus Jackson, Schyler Johnson, Jamie Jones, Kiahla Kirchhoff, Kami Lamar, Taylor Lust, Kendall Mahoney, Leah Miller, George Montag, Hunter Morgan, Haylee Newport, Allison Novak, Lukas Pace, Austin Philipsheck, Alisha Price, Markie Roach, Allie Schwartz, Rachael Sexton, Paige Shifflett, Hannah Shinn, Hannah Smith, Taylor Stevenson, Patricia Stillwell, Kayla Torrence, Rachel Triplett, Matthew Vest, Grady Voss, Haylee Votipka, Jamie Williams, Codi Winslow, Austin Yount
Regular Honor Roll (3.00 – 3.49)
Dylan Adams, Kylie Baker, Garrett Carlile, Samantha Clevenger, Breanna Curtis, Isaac Denney, Jacob Dennis, Spencer Eubank, Parker Evans, Kylie Henry, Shayla Hill, Lane Jellison, Katie Jones, Jake Ding, Gage Lawler, Baileyann Lees, Brandon Long, James McGovney, Kelsey Miller, Kaycee Mulin-Struzick, Kylie Mullin-Struzick, Jana Osborne, Savannah Parris, Josey Pate, Lauren Petersen, Austin Recker, Paige Robinson, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Michaela Shinn, Adriana Smith, Blake Smith, Jenna Solomon, Cody Suelter, Timothy Taylor, Kylie Torrence, Gavin Wheeler, Kali White, Holly Wilhelm, Shae Williams, Shelby Williams, Brooke Wood, Luke Woodall, Tanner Archer, Madison Bailey, Zoe Bissonnette, Phillip Bledsoe, Logan Blomquist, Abbey Breitbach, Brylea Burkhart, Kaycee Clements, Chance Coday, Madison Dagenhart, Kaitlin Dierking, Emily Graham, Kale Hammons, Jacob Hrdy, Levi Hayes, Felix Hernandez, Trenton Idel, Kin John, Jaleah Jones, Katie Krug, Hannah Kurle, Haley Richwine, Madison Ring, Taylor Ross, Keegan Ruckman, Dylan Ryerson, Kaler Selvin, Clayton Shipley, Joseph Smith, Sienna Smith, Cole Sullivan, Zachary Taylor, Kennedy Todd, Kylie Thompson, Jacob Waugh, Coleman Winslow, Jamie Vaughan, Zachary Zieman, Alexis Allard, Sara Baker, Courtney Bakken, Weston Boehm, Miranda Brisbin, Levi Bryant, Maggie Burton, Hannah Crawford, Ryan Cribelar, Grace Dayson, Sara Doty, Mackenzie Driskill, Kyle Feeler, Bailey Fidler, Anderson Fields, Kameron Gray, Alysha Holt, Spencer Homan, Maxwell Hutsell, Dallas Johnston, Mariah Jones, William Livingston, Joseph Madison, Shaun Mallett, Adam Mansfield, Kayla McDaniel, Kayla McKown, Jade Milbrandt, Emily Pritchett, Rachel Schick, Emily Scholljegerdes, Samantha Stucker, Chelsea Thompson, Marissa Thompson, Steven Vaughan, Weston Williams, Zachary Winkler, Kassidy Albright, Kace Beattie, Danielle Bowen, Brandon Bray, Kaleb Cline, Coleman Daniel, Benjamin Dobson, Madison Dryer, Beth Fields, Matthew Gully, David Hand, Mackenzie Holloway, Alex Holt, Alexander Hurd, Rachel Long, Thomas Moore, Zachary Neary, Gage Neill, Jacob Ogle, Chelcie O’Malley, Sullivan Parris, Kendra Pryor, Matthew Ralston, Christian Richardson, Haleigh Rottinghaus, Hailey Sadler, Brandon Senda, Joshua Shewmaker, Bryce Siebeneck, Cearra Smith, Tori Stodgell, Austin Taylor, Justin Wagner, Gracyn Walter, Micah Webber, Braxton Williams, Candace Williams and Derek Ziegelbein.


Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for second semester of the 2013-2014 school year.

Primary School:

Second Semester
Aidan Wright, Anastasia Nickols, Cooper Aldrige, Colin Stansbury, Ava Rogers, Brayden Stone, Leland Edenburn, Genna Tweedie, Brody Wilson, Kylie Sullivan, Brooke Schror, Grant Hardin, Stephanie Cornwell, Elisabeth Vohs, Hannah Kleyh, Gwendolin Long, Madison McKee, Cooper Aldrige, Hannah Kleyh, Madison McKee, Anastasia Nickols, Ella Plasse, Brooke Schror, Colin Stansbury,

Elementary School:
4th Quarter: Joslyn Allen, Ryan Canaan, Alyssa Dinges, Gillian Dowell, Serenity Ford, Lydia Gentry, Carissa Ginther, Christopher Graham, Jacob Hanes, Mason Hicks, Elektra Huffman, Jakob Hurd, Avery Lawrence, Nathan Swilley, Raegan Watterson, Cole Webber, Seth Wilson, Kaden Young, Walker Aldrige, Sarah Alton, Isabel Bakken, Isaac Bledsoe, Riley Cole, Alexandria Danner, Barrett Darrah, Cason Driver, Elizabeth Hawkins, Nathan Hays, Cheyann Johnson, Wyatt Leyda, Alexis Litte, Jordan Mason, Carson Matlock, Jesse Matthes, Grace McKee, Jadyn Medlock, Elliott Moore, Seth Moreno, Duncan Perkins, Harley Prewitt, Alivia Redwine, Elijah Reynolds, Gwynne Ring, Lindsay Schirlls, Gracelynn Smallwood, David Vaughan, Ashlie Wheeldon, Jayden Wilburn, Bryan Wyse.

Intermediate School:
All Year: Isabella Danner, Michael Graham, Amanda Long, Abigail McKee, Lana Smith

Second Semester: Gavin Chace, Isabella Danner, Landon Fatino, Michael Graham, Amanda Long, Zachary Miller, Aubrey Scott, Wendy Soto, Abigail McKee, Tucker Sauceda, Lana Smith
Middle School:
All Year: Christian Atkins, Dylan Berry, Chloe Bloom, Aaron Chen, William Pryor, Stewart Watson, Jeremy Brant, Makayla Devault, Matthew Dobson, Kaitlin Evans, Lauren Redwine, Madison Roach, Nicholas Ryan, Michael Wright
Second Semester: Christian Atkins, Katherine Bauer, Dylan Berry, Chloe Bloom, Brandon Byrd, Aaron Chen, Trey Clevenger, Zoe Crockett, Spencer Gussman, Jakob Hammond, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Nolan Miller, Mathew Moua, William Pryor, Garrett Schick, Joseph Sosko, Sean Spangler, Taylor Stith, Stewart Watson, Saylor Zurcher, Sandy Aguilar, Mackenzie Beaman, Jeremy Brant, Nathaniel Chace, Kacie Creighton, Makayla Devault, Matthew Dobson, Kaitlin Evans, Shawn Gallagher, Keith Lapee, Elias Peters, Lauren Redwine, Madison Roach, Nicholas Ryan, David Shanks, Michael Wright.
High School:
Second Semester:
Megan Bauer, Donna Borer, Noah Campbell, Connor Cofel, Tymon Conway, Rachel Dustman, Zach Goble, Kaycee Kincaid, Jarod Medlock, Clara Plasse, Austin White, Phillip Bledsoe, Andrew Dobson, Danielle Gerken, Kale Hammons, Joely Hughes, Cheyenne Long, Rhys Martin, Patrick Montag, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Brandon Pruett, Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith, Bailey Wileman, Riley Bonnesen, Dillon Davis, Gavin Dooly, Renee Edenburn, Tyler Evans, Rachel Liley, Nicole Nulsen, Caitlin Rash, John Romer, Daryl Shreve, Madison Stockstill, Marissa Thompson, Tristan Tyler, Steven Vaughan, Hunter Anderson, Krista Bricker, Abbie Brown, Brandon Cassity, Brandon Clevenger, Brooke Crotty, Tristan Dooly, Hannah Dustman, Amy Freed, Lucas Gibson, Heather Hughes, Hunter Morgan, Christian Richardson, Jamie Williams.
All Year
9th Grade – 1st year: Donna Borer, Connor Coffel, Tymon Conway, Clara Plasse
10th Grade – 1st year: Andrew Dobson, Kale Hammons, Joely Hughes, Rhys Martin, Emilee Nulsen, Brandon Pruett
10th Grade – 2 years: Cheyenne Long, Colton Neill, Marissa Paris, Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith
11th Grade – 1st year: Riley Bonnesen, Madison Stockstill
11th Grade – 2 years: Caitlin Rash, Steven Vaughan
11th Grade – 3 years: Rachel Liley, John Romer
12th Grade – 1st year: Krista Bricker, Brandon Clevenger, Brooke Crotty, Lucas Gibson
12th Grade – 2 years: Abbie Brown, Heather Hughes, Christian Richardson

 

District News - Summer School, June
PreK - 6th Grade                                                                                                            
At the Elementary Building we welcomed 566 students to Summer School this week! It has been a wonderful week of learning; but I have many people to thank for the successful start to the week. The district maintenance and custodial staff transformed the ES to accommodate the needs of our youngest learners by moving furniture, transporting supplies and lowering hundreds of desks in record time on Friday, May 30th.  Because the time between the regular school year and the start of Summer School was brief, our staff worked tirelessly throughout the first weekend in June to ensure we were ready to welcome our students. Some teachers put over 18 hours of time into the planning and preparation and I am grateful for their dedication. Our Transportation Department worked closely with us to ensure that we had buses assigned, routes charted and routines in place to implement smooth arrival and dismissal procedures each day.   Our technology department has worked with us this week to ensure that all of our staff has access to computers, printers and phones. It has definitely been a team effort in which we are all “rowing together”.
Currently we have 155 preschoolers and kindergarteners attending readiness classes in which teachers are reviewing classroom routines, rules and foundational reading and math skills.  There are 62 students in grades 1-6 enrolled in our Go Math Courses.  These students are reviewing number sense, basic computation skills and instructional time will be dedicated to problem solving, journaling and fractions.   We have 88 students in grades 1-6 enrolled in the Reading Rocks class in which teachers are helping students solidify comprehension, fluency and writing skills.  Our Self contained Special Education teachers are serving 17 students in Summer School.  The remaining 244 students are attending a variety of enrichment classes including I-pad Investigations, Digital News, Kidville, Creative Expressions, Book Cook and Fly Away Art.  Below are some of the images from our first week of Summer School 2014.





 

 

  

 

 

 

 

7 - 12th Grade
Pleasant Hill School District began summer school on Monday, June 2.  The first week of classes saw 366 attending.  The high school offers credit recovery courses in English language arts, mathematics, and social studies; a special education recovery class; a lifetime fitness class; a driver’s education class; a health class; a personal finance class; and an agricultural cooperative class.  The middle school courses include a remedial course for seventh and eighth graders, a remedial course for special education students, an art class, and a show choir class. 


A popular tradition for freshmen is to take driver’s education.  The class meets for three days to discuss rules of the road, safety, and the driver’s licensing process.   A patrolman speaks to the class about driver safety.  Later students spend twelve hours driving and observing in cars provided by Hendrick Chevrolet of Merriam, KS.
Each year high school students elect to take Health and Personal Finance during the summer to allow another elective during their junior years.  For the first time the classes are offered both online and in the classroom.

Summer Beat allows middle school students to sing while learning a choreographed routine that will prepare them for high school choir.
Middle school students create and color life-size self portraits in Imagination Station. 


 

District News - May 12, 2014

HS News
This week at Pleasant Hill High School, learning continues as we gear up for finals and the end of the school year. 

In Coed Weightlifting, students are using the iPads in small groups in the weight room.  Mr. Roach and Mrs. Harden worked together to select and download an app called Coach My Video.  This app incorporates slow motion, split screen, and a telestrator.  Student groups of three or four will take turns filming each other on designated lifts, followed by an assessment of technique for the particular exercise.

In Mr. Moore’s Language Arts classroom, students are using anchor charts during different assignments to “anchor” their thinking or remember a concept. These are used to describe definitions or highlight writing procedures, yet other times anchor charts are constructed collaboratively with students to document group responses.  These charts help demonstrate the implementation of district non-negotiables for ELA through the use of research-based instructional strategies that encourage structured habits of reading/writing daily. 

Moore anchor chart 1.JPG Moore Anchor chart 2.JPG

Pleasant Hill Activities…the Roosters & Chicks are rolling toward the end of a successful year here in Pleasant Hill!  Highlights:

  • Track & Field: The track teams competed this week in the MRVC West Conference track meet this past Friday. The boys had an excellent showing improving on last year’s performance by placing 3rd this year. The Roosters were lead by strong performances by John Berry, Logan Blomquist, Luke Woodall & Christian Richardson. The Chicks had an amazing day as they walked out of Panther Stadium in Oak Grove as the MRVC West Conference Champions! Courtney Bakken & Lauren Larkins dominated the ladies distance events and Heather Hughes lead the relay teams with strong performances along with Donna Borer & Rachel Liley throwing well in the shot & discus. Olivia Ferdig won the 100m and came 2nd to Heather in the 200m.
  • Girls soccer is playing outstanding soccer this spring! They are 12-7 this spring playing very close 1 goal matches with girls soccer rivals Grain Valley & Harrisonville working on overcoming those programs. They will wrap up their conference season Monday night at Harrisonville. Districts will begin in Grain Valley on May 19th. Wish Coach Al the best as he leads his team to continued success.
  • Baseball:  The baseball team wrapped up their regular season last week with victories over Grain Valley & Harrisonville. They will begin district play this coming Saturday at 12:30pm at Odessa High School vs. Grain Valley.
  • Boys golf placed 3rd in their district tournament this past week. The Roosters qualified all five of their golfers for the sectional golf tournament to be held in Smithville on Tuesday.
  • The Girls Track team will be featured in this week’s Sonic Lockerroom Show on 1030am radio; 4:20pm Wednesday afternoon. Or look for it on www.sonicklockerroom.com under the Pleasant Hill link.

It is outstanding to see the support of our parents, teachers and patrons when it comes to extracurricular activities. These coaches and student athletes work very hard to prepare and compete for the pride of Pleasant Hill High School. They work hard every day to make sure their academic progress is moving forward and presenting Pleasant Hill in a positive light. It is truly “A Great Day to Be a Rooster/Chick!”

 

MS News
We finished our MAP testing, and now is a time for celebration for all of our hard work.   On Tuesday, May 13, we have planned a reward luncheon for 7th graders as a reward for their hard work and effort.  We will provide transportation and time for them to eat at area restaurants during the school day.  8th grade students will get their chance for a reward luncheon on the Thursday, May 15.  We look forward to taking a break from the school day and eating outside of the school cafeteria with friends as a treat!

As we finish out our school year, we have several other end-of-the-year activities planned.  On Monday, May 12, our Nature Club will be traveling to the KC Zoo, and all of our 8th grade students will be attending a special high school sponsored student-council presentation to kick-off student council elections for their transition into the high school.

Our vocal music department will be hosting their final spring choir concert on Tuesday, May 13.  They will end their performance year with a spring choir tour on Friday, May 16 as they travel to other schools and community locations to sing and show off their middle school talent for one final “hurrah” to this school year.

On Saturday, May 17 our Positive School Climate focus group will host our 3rd Annual Rachel’s Challenge 5K “Race for Change”. 

As we look into the following week, we will host a building tour and informational time for the current 6th grade class.  They will visit our building on May 22 and learn a lot about middle school life, as they are lead around the building by our student leaders and staff members while discussing and planning for next school year.

On Friday, May 23 our current 8th grade students will travel over to the high school from 9:30-11:30 to learn more about their upcoming high school experience.  Later that same day, we will recognize awards and honors in our end-of-year awards assembly planned for 1:00pm at the middle school. 

Finally, many of our students will showcase singing, dancing, acting, and a wide-variety of other talents on our last day of school.  We will kick off the last day of school with a middle school student talent show.  Students will addition next week and gear up for the May 29th live performances.

 

IS News
“Students of the Week” are:  Izzy McCarty, Analyssa Pence, Kylie Roe, Morgan Wilhite, Tate Stockstill and Paige Hicks. We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds. Our May “Students of the Month” were nominated and recognized for their Perseverance by their peers. They are:  Michael Graham, Chayden Kirkpatrick, Emily Hill, Makayla McClenahan, Kaleb Vermillion, Makenzie Carlie, Memphis Warren, Jacob Baker, Caleb Shepard, Sydney Lamborn, Grant Wilson, Morgan Brisban, Angela McCormick, Kathryn Maasen, Jordan Hoerl, and Nathan Mosqueda. We congratulate these students as well.
We are busy with multiple activities; some of our major events are outlined below:

  • Author and Illustrator, Cheryl Harness, will be visiting our school May 14. Students had the opportunity to purchase her book(s) last month. She will be coming early to autograph these then she is presenting information about the writing process to our students. This will be a very exciting learning opportunity for our young writers; it is also sparking interest in our young readers.
  • The next Roving Chef will be May 15. Eight lucky students were selected to be Chefs for a day at PHIS. These students will work closely with Chef Sam from Southwest Food Service to prepare and enjoy their own lunch. These students are:  Jenna Marconnett, Logan Pickering, Cathy Wade, Jacob Glaze, Michael Maasen, Hailey McCommon, Logan Bailey and Jacey Faust.
  • iPad classroom teachers will be participating in professional development on May 16 and 19.
  • 4th graders will visit the IS on May 20. They will tour the building, hear important information regarding the IS, they can ask questions and experience the cafeteria first hand when they receive a free cookie and milk. Parent Night (for the parents of the incoming 5th graders) is scheduled for May 22 at 7:00 pm. Parents will learn what a typical day “looks like” for their child.
  • 6th graders tour the MS on May 22.
  • Hip Hip Hooray! It’s 6th Grade Day! (in the cafeteria) will be May 23. Chef Sam will be grilling for our 6th graders. This is a special “send off” as they are transitioning to Middle School.
  • 6th graders are creating their own Shark Tank products for their technology invention unit. They will present to the Shark Panel on May 22.
  • Field Day and MAP Reward Day is also on May 23. Students will celebrate with a MAP reward party half of the day and participate in fun field day activities the other half. Students are really excited about this day!
  • Our Awards Assembly begins around 8:45 on May 28; we invite you to attend.
  • We kick off our summer reading challenge with a variety of reading activities following our awards assembly on the 28th. We are challenging our students to read 750 pages this summer!
  • On the last day of school, we will have our talent show at 8:30. We invite you to this event too. Yearbook signing will take place afterwards. 

 

ES News


Last week we celebrated our staff in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week.  Teachers received a gift from the district, PTO and the principal. They enjoyed a chair massage compliments of Pleasant Hill Chiropractic, a fiesta lunch, breakfast, a BBQ lunch, Sonic drinks and gift card drawings. Mr. Brian McDavitt was awarded the Educator of the year Award for the district.  It was a GREAT week!

Our RTI, math fluency groups have resumed and we are noting an increase in the number of students who have reached mastery on their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division basic facts.  In January we had 18 students who were fluent in all operations and last week we had 89.  We are hopeful that this last round of RTI will push us over 100 students.  Students are in the process of completing their final math challenge for the year in which students solve word problems and justify their thinking.  The challenge ends today. The Reading/Writing Committee is organizing our 2nd annual summer book exchange.  Students and staff are collecting gently used books to exchange with one another so that each student can leave for the summer with 2 books to read.  Our Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 2nd-August 16th.  

Teachers and PHES students have enjoyed end of the year field trips; third graders recently visited Science City and will visit the Rock Quarry on May 15th.  Our fourth graders enjoyed Steamboat Arabia last week and will be visiting the Frontier Trails Museum on May 19th and 21st. 

The next two weeks will be busy for the PHES staff as we bring closure to the 2013-14 school year, analyze end of the year data, engage in professional development, organize committees and our master calendar for the 2014-15 school year and revise our Mission Statement.  It is a bittersweet time as we say goodbye to one chapter and look forward to the next.

 

 

PS News
Staff and students at the Primary School are working and playing hard.  Teachers have been meeting to work on class lists and orders for next year, as well as some professional development related to iPads, our summer reading challenges, and team-building activities to welcome all our new staff.  The last three weeks of school will be busy with class performances and plays, field trips, park days, Field Day, final assessments in reading, writing, and math, and the Scholastic Book Fair in our library media center.  Kindergarten Round-Up will be held May 19, when incoming students will meet their teachers and get a mini-tour of the building and cafeteria while I provide information to the parents about our district, staff, building procedures, and the Missouri Learning Standards.  On the last day of school, we will celebrate with a yearbook autograph party and "Swap Day", when K-1 students will meet their teachers for next year.  Staff will also celebrate the wonderful careers of Debi Mercer, Gayle Revelle, and Beth Spencer as they enter retirement, and we'll be moving lots of teachers into different classrooms.  The PS in 2014-15 will seem like a new building!

 

CCC / Summit Tech
Congratulations to the following students for being selected for Cass Career Center for the 2014-2015 School Year. Automotive, Chayton Parrott, Jake Winger; Health Science, Julianna Holguin, Autumn Kirchhofer, Madison Barker; Construction, Caleb Frey; Life Science, Michaela Emond, Daniella Batliner; Fire Science, Tillie Jerabek

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to Summit Technology Academy for the 2014-2015 School Year: Pre Professional Nursing, Aubrey Purnell; Digital Media Technology, John Romer; IT Essentials, Noah Moore and Clayton Shipley.


End of Year Staff Recognition Reception

The Pleasant Hill R-III School District hosted its annual end of year staff recognition reception May 7 at Pleasant Hill High School. The event honored five (5) staff members who were retiring at the end of this school year, as well as the recipients of the Excellence in Education Awards, “ABC” Award, Rookie Awards and service pins.

Honored retirees included

  • Robyn Bricker is retiring after teaching High School Art for 32 years for the Pleasant Hill District. She began teaching in August of 1982.
  • Debi Mercer is retiring after teaching Kindergarten for the past 15 years for the Pleasant Hill District. She was hired in May of 1999.
  • Gayle Revelle is retiring after 27 years of teaching. She has been with the Pleasant Hill District as a 1st grade teacher, for the past 23 years.
  • Beth Spencer is retiring after 20 years of teaching. She has taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade and 4th grade for the Pleasant Hill District for the past 18 years.
  • Ron Smith is retiring after teaching 4th grade for 24 years for the Pleasant Hill District. He began teaching in 1990.

Rookie Awards went to staff members who have completed their first year with the Pleasant Hill School District. They included: Carey Armstrong, Erica Baedke, Annette Barnes, Ashley Brookens, Hannah Campbell, Harrison Campbell, Caleb Clawson, Jamie Coillot, Shannon Cunningham, Lisa Day, Carrie Hardin, Georgette Harrald, Tiffany Hunter, Adam Hutzell, Bobbi Jackson, Kathy Lacapa-Boegl, Michelle Lloyd, Karen McDonald, Steve Moore, Mary Myler, Jim Oliver, Alyssa Oparnico, Andrew Schoenherr, Jessica Steiniger, Lyndsey Thornhill, Ruth Walter, Terri Zimmerschied.

The Pleasant Hill R-III District presented the Excellence in Education Awards. This award is designed to recognize an overall contribution to education by an educator. Candidates should have the ability to inspire learning, should show genuine concern for students and should be active in their profession and/or community. (A ‘certificated’ recipient was recognized from each building. Each building’s Excellence in Education Award recipient then competed for the District honor of Teacher of the Year)

  • The Primary School Excellence in Education Award went to Guidance Counselor, Shari Doutt. Shari was chosen because she is tireless and caring in her efforts with both students and staff, demonstrating a positive attitude in helping promote the school’s mission of doing ‘whatever it takes’ for children’s welfare! Each year, she works with almost 500 students and their families, from preschool through 2nd grade. She teaches weekly lessons to all students as well as meeting with children individually and in small groups based on needs and interests. She has been the guidance counselor for the Primary School for the past 14 years.
  • The Elementary School Excellence in Education Award went to Third Grade teacher, Brian McDavitt. Brian was chosen because he is committed to helping students succeed and works tirelessly to build strong relationships with each of his students. He understands that relationships precede rigorous learning. He has created an atmosphere in his classroom in which technology is utilized by both the students and the teacher as a tool for creating and researching. He has a clear vision for instruction and student success, and works diligently to steward that vision and set an example that others can follow. Whether he is collaborating with his peers, holding student led conferences, blogging, tutoring, doing breakfast duty or teaching; he represents excellence.
  • The Intermediate School Excellence in Education Award went to Guidance Counselor, Jane Bermel. Jane was chosen because she works tirelessly with and for students. She spends time building relationships during guidance lessons and when meeting with students in small groups and / or one on one. She assesses student needs and then creates student plans, and researches material to improve curriculum based on those needs. Her calm and reassuring manner, as well as her experience and insight, is invaluable.
  • The Middle School Excellence in Education Award went to Science teacher, Jane Pierce. Jane was chosen because she works hard to develop positive relationships with her students. She is always looking for current resources to provide her students with rich, in depth learning activities. Most afternoons she stays late to provide extra help for students, work on plans and develop labs for her classes. Her kindness and patience with the students is inspiring.
  • The High School Excellence in Education Award went to Math teacher, Eric Bloom. Eric was chosen because he patiently works with each student to give them the opportunity to learn and understand math. Whether they are his students or not, he can be seen before and after school working with students who need that extra attention. His desire to provide the best for our students and his love for teaching shows in the enthusiasm he carries in his classroom. Several staff members have heard him say, that “Fridays are hard because it would be a couple of days before he was back in the classroom again.” He is an outstanding teacher because of his patience, understanding and determination.
  • The Educator of the Year went to Brian McDavitt. Brian was chosen because he possesses the desire and ability to be a master teacher and is seen as a teacher leader by his colleagues throughout the district. He epitomizes the qualities of the Excellence in Education Award offered by the district.

 

The ABC award is presented annually to a classified staff person who has given outstanding service to the school district.  We look particularly for the person who has significantly contributed to the mission of the school and to the overall educational climate.  The award went to Primary School Paraprofessional, Tammie Evans. She was chosen because she is always focused on students’ success and is observant to their needs. She often searches for additional resources to help enhance her student’s learning and she is never afraid of new technology.

Service pins were awarded to individuals that have completed a minimum of 5 years full-time employment with the Pleasant Hill School District. Those receiving service pins included:

5 years:  Kari Barger, Wesley Thompson, Lisa Day (IS Secretary), Kerri Kay

10 years:  Theresa Ferguson, AJ Wingard, Pam Bradley, Tiffany Gilmore, Emily Haines, Tammy Prewitt, Christy Reeves, Kelli Voorhees

15 years: Rick Graham, Chandra Arbuckle, Sherie Cox, Vicki Denish, Dana Mayfield, Deborah Mercer, Victoria Mosier, Kathy Roach, Kyle Roach, Denise Robinson, Jill Schick, Vicki Kohler, Annie Vaughn, Lisa Dowdy.

20 years: Dan Daugherty, Mike Keilholz, Darrin Schick

25 years: Sharon Dyer

1st Semester Perfect Attendance (August through Dec. 2013)
Andrew Guyer, Margaret Kosfeld, Roger Winkle, Denise Ingels, Tammy Evans, Sandra Haight, Georgette Harrald, Kim Plasse, Gayle Revelle, Kathy Roach, Maureeen Stahl, Nancy Ullah, Staci Waibel, Carolyn Armstrong, Ron Smith, Lindsey Thornhill, Kim Breitbach, Sherie Cox, Kristy Faitz, Steve Haight, Annie Vaughn, Lora Watson, Erin Werges, Diane Williamson, Janell Hamilton, Wintress Welliver, Sean Berry, Eric Bloom, David Brayton, George Creason, Shannon Cunningham, John Hamilton, Crystal Monath, Jim Oliver, Kyle Roach, Dana Scott, Kelly Hart

 

District News, April 28, 2014

HS News
This week at Pleasant Hill High School, students are in the middle of EOC testing.  However, student learning continues in all classes.  Here are a few examples of how our students are involved with many different projects and learning objectives.  

In Marketing Fundamentals, students are working on Advertising Campaigns for two local small businesses.  Students are working in groups of 2-3 to identify the needs of the clients, select media for a 4-8 week campaign, create advertising and promotion schedules, following an allotted budget, and identifying the benefits to the clients.  The students will be giving the clients a written copy of their advertising campaign as well as preparing and presenting a 6-8 minutes pitch to the clients.
  
Sports and Entertainment students are creating board games that focus on some aspect of the sports and entertainment industry.  Students are making prototypes of their games and using the knowledge that they have learned to identify the marketing and promotional mix.  In addition, the will be utilizing all 7 marketing functions; channel management, marketing information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion and selling.

Students in the Biology classes are involved in a dragon genetics activity. The activity will bring several concepts together into one simulation while focusing on genetics, inheritance, natural selection, and evolution, with an emphasis on third tier vocabulary. The objectives align with several Missouri Course Level Expectations and will be conducted over several days.  Final projects will be on display in the hall.

Ninth grade Art student, Haley Lamborn, submitted artwork to the UCM High School Art Show and had one of her pieces chosen for the show, earning a second place. Haley has also submitted another piece of artwork to Congresswoman Vickie Hartzler's office and it will be judged in a statewide contest.  If chosen, her art will hang in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington D.C. for the next twelve months.

Pleasant Hill Activities… “It’s a GREAT Day to be a Rooster/Chick!”

  1. Track & Field: The track teams have very busy schedules in the coming weeks. The MRVC conference meet is in Oak Grove on May 9th and the District meet is on May 17th.
  2. Theatre:  The theatre department is to be applauded for their outstanding performance of “And They Dance Real Slow In Jackson”. The performance was amazing. You really missed out if you couldn’t make it. There are some incredibly talented actors and actresses in our school!
  3. Girls soccer is playing outstanding soccer this spring! They are 9-5 this spring getting better every game. They recently made it to the championship game of the Belton tournament and defeated Warrensburg, a quality program, for the first time in their history.
  4. Baseball:  The baseball team’s record has improved this year amassing 6 victories already this year. The team is young but Coach Maid has them moving in the right direction as offensive numbers are improving. Get out to watch a game soon!
  5. Boys golf will be competing at the District Tournament on Monday May 5th with sectionals the following Monday. They just recently won the MRVC Tournament and are knocking on the door of the MRVC regular season Championship!

 

We appreciate everyone’s attendance and support for our programs this spring. Thanks for the positive reflection within our community and at our events as we strive to fully support our kids, programs and coaches at all times! Always keep in mind…“professionalism & class”.  As always… “It’s a great day to be a Rooster/Chick!”

MS News
This week we begin a modified schedule to accommodate our building-wide MAP testing.  We will be on the following schedule for this week and next:

Day 1: Monday, April 28
7:35-7:40         Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:40-9:10         Testing session
            7th: CA 1         8th: MA 1
9:15-9:58         Hour 1
10:03-10:46     Hour 2
10:51-12:10     Hour 3/Lunch
            10:51-11:16, Shift A: Fender, Davis, Campbell, Gilmore, Gilman
            11:18-11:43, Shift B: Blair, Steiniger, Pierce, Beatty, Kirchhofer
            11:45-12:10, Shift C: Twenter, Hunter, Mosier, Williams, Dowdy
12:15-12:58     Hour 4
1:03-1:46         Hour 5
 1:51-2:35        Hour 6

Day 2: Tuesday, April 29
7:35-7:40         Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:40-9:10         Testing session
            7th: CA 2         8th: MA 2  and MA 3
(Same schedule as prior day)

Day 3: Wednesday, April 30
7:35-7:40         Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:40-9:10         Testing session
            7th: CA 3         8th: CA 1
(Same schedule as prior day)

Day 4: Thursday, May 1
7:35-7:40         Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:40-9:10         Testing session
            7th: MA 1         8th: CA 2
(Same schedule as prior day)

Day 5: Friday, May 2
Regular bell schedule day:  testing make-ups from week as needed will be pulled.

Day 6: Monday, May 5
7:35-7:40         Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:40-9:10         Testing session
            7th: MA 2         8th: SC 1
(Same schedule as past Thursday)

Day 7: Tuesday, May 6
7:35-7:40         Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:40-9:10         Testing session
            7th: MA 3         8th: SC 2
(Same schedule as prior day)

Day 8: Wednesday, May 7
7:35-7:40         Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:40-9:10         Testing session
            7th: makeups    8th: SC 3
(Same schedule as prior day)

Day 9: Thursday, May 8
Regular bell schedule day:  testing make-ups from week as needed will be pulled.

Day 10: Friday, May 9
Regular bell schedule day:  testing make-ups from week as needed will be pulled.



IS News

“Students of the Week” are: Brooklyn Chambers, Joliana Caanan, Dawson Richardson, Rachel Wilhoit, Landon Fatino and Austin Long. We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds.



M
ingle And Play (MAP Night) was held on Thursday, April 24th. This was a fun, family night to celebrate the hard work that students have been doing all year as they gear up for MAP testing. The evening included the following activities: Shape Up, Electric Slide, Splish Splash, Cha Cha Slide, Clump, Hokey Pokey and yummy refreshments. STUCO members also presented "MAPPY", their version of the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.

Students will begin MAP testing this week. Our dates are as follows:  Communication Arts:  April 28 & 29, Math:  April 30 & May 1, and Science (5th grade only):  May 6 & 7.  The 5th grade testing window is from 12:40-3:00; the 6th grade testing window is from 8:30-11:00. There will be drawings for prizes after testing each day.  The MAP test is one way for our students to show others around the state how outstanding they truly are! We will also have a reward party on May 23 (this will be a full day but half of it will be a celebration/MAP reward party and the other half of the day will include Field Day activities).

PHIS had 100 students participate in the Spring Break Reading Challenge. Students earned rewards including yummy cupcakes. The top 3 readers on each team (pictured below) earned a Sonic fountain drink. Reward Day is planned for May 2. Congratulations to all students that participated and many thanks to Sonic for donating the drinks!


ES News
Our third and fourth graders have finished the state assessment!  Testing tickets were distributed each day to those students who showed perseverance and used their test taking strategies.  Thousands of tickets were distributed and students entered their tickets into a drawing for one of the prizes on our MAP prize table. Students and teachers started each morning of testing in the gym to engage in exercise led by Mrs. Haines.  Then each student received a high-five as they exited through the hall of fame doorway.  We are very proud of the effort and enthusiasm every showed during our two weeks of state testing.
Last week teachers launched into our final 4 weeks of learning with plans for more research units, an author study, field trips and writer’s workshop.  Last Thursday, the entire staff stayed late to continue working on our Vision and Values for our school.  The staff spent the first hour reflecting on the journey we have taken together in the past two year to include our proudest moments and the biggest pieces of learning we have gained.   The last hour was devoted to solidifying what the our collective values of professionalism, commitment, empathy, appreciation, and collaboration will look like, feel like and sound like when they are a daily practice at the ES.  It was a powerful evening and the decision we made will transform the way we “do business” in the future.

 

 

Our third graders completed their Build a Town maps and had them on display for parents last week.  This project integrated the geometry skills of shapes, lines, area, perimeter and symmetry along with the social studies concepts of goods, services, budgets and natural resources.    

Lori Baker and Hannah Campbell were honored on April 23rd for Administrative Professional’s Day.  Each classroom made cards, letters and banners to celebrate all they do for our school.  

This week it will be business as usual as we launch into the Gates Reading test, collect math fact fluency, send third grade to Science City, start another building-wide Math Challenge and fourth grade will begins their in-depth focus on writer’s workshop.


 

PS News
Primary School staff and students are busy with work, plans, and celebrations.  Students are taking the final Discovery Education benchmark tests in both reading and math.  Teachers are collaborating to score writing events, determine ELA standards for standards-based reporting, and to decide on classroom and curriculum supplies and materials next year.  We have welcomed our new teaching staff on various visit days, and all will be able to be present for Kindergarten Round-Up and "Swap Day". Teachers and I are meeting at grade levels and with Mrs. Herrera about classroom and student assignments for the coming year.  2nd. graders will visit the Elementary School on May 27 for orientation.  On our recent Hat Day, we collected $405 to donate to Camp Quality of KC, which provides summer camp experiences for children with cancer.   Excitement is building about the upcoming NED show, a free character education assembly that incorporates yo-yo tricks (and sales):  Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best!  Field trips and Park Days are other highly anticipated events. 

 

District News, April 7, 2014

HS News
This week at Pleasant Hill High School, students and staff getting the final preparations in for the End Of Course testing. EOC testing is an opportunity for students to demonstrate what they know and have learned since the last time they were tested in that subject area. Throughout the school year, teachers have been implementing the district approved curriculum. The curriculum at Pleasant Hill High School is aligned to the State standards; therefore, the EOC test assesses how well a student understands the concepts and information that has been taught over the last couple of years. The EOC test is also used by the school to assess how well the subjects have been taught and how our curriculum addresses the state standards. The data that students and the school receive from these tests are a useful tool in determining future plans for both students and staff. Over the next few days, students will be taking practice tests to prepare for the on-line testing that will take place during the last week in April.

Pleasant Hill Activities…The spring season is rolling!   Highlights:

  1. Track & Field: The men’s and ladies’ track teams are “off and running” into their 2014 season! They recently had meets in Grain Valley and Odessa. This week they will be competing with JV meets in Smithville and Holden along with a varsity meet in Kearney.
  2. Music:  Both the band and choir programs performed at the State Large Ensemble competition this past week/weekend. The band performed a challenging Claude T. Smith arrangement as four choirs moved the audience in each of their performances! It was neat to see so many musicians on stage this past week.
  3. Girls soccer pulled out a win over Van Horn last week in the Summit Christian Academy soccer tournament. They will have two home games this week; Monday vs. Oak Grove and Thursday vs. Warrensburg.
  4. Baseball will have a full week this week with a home game on Monday vs. O’Hara. They will be on the road to Oak Grove Tuesday and then participate in the West Central Tournament Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday; all those games will be in Warrensburg.
  5. Boys golf will be competing at Adam’s Point in Blue Springs on Monday and then travel to Nevada on Thursday.
  6. Sonic Locker Room Show! Tune in to radio 1030 AM at 4:20pm each Wednesday for the Rooster/Chicks edition of the Sonic Locker Room Show. Last week featured Coach Al Iantorno and two of his captains. The podcasts of each week can be found at www.soniclockerroom.com Just click on the Pleasant Hill logo, then select the week you would like to hear!

We appreciate everyone’s attendance and support for our programs this spring. Thanks for the positive reflection within our community and at our events as we strive to fully support our kids, programs and coaches at all times! Always keep in mind…“professionalism & class”. As always… “It’s a great day to be a Rooster/Chick!”


MS News

Between now and spring break, we have several planned opportunities with our staff to discuss and reflect upon this year’s schedule, professional development activities, student procedures/handbook revisions, and professional growth/evaluation.  During these opportunities, as we reflect upon our current practices, we will also set targets, goals, and guidelines for implementation for the 2014-2015 school year.

On Wednesday, April 2, our building crisis team met to discuss current crisis management techniques that were revisited at our last faculty meeting related to building security and intruder/lockdown procedures.  We also conducted our tabletop scenario related to large scale evacuation procedures and began planning our full scale practice evacuation which will be held on-site early next fall.

On Wednesday, April 9, our building improvement team will meet to discuss revision recommendations of our student handbook.  This teacher and student input helps drive changes for any suggested updates for next year’s student handbook. 

On Thursday, April 17, our entire staff will meet together during the early release/professional development time.  We have planned MAP training to cover, as well as further work with 6 trait writing/scoring.  Our social studies teachers are bringing student writing samples related to their content area.  We will collaboratively work on scoring the papers together as a staff, using the 6 trait scoring guide that we have adopted district-wide.

IS News
“Students of the Week” are: Makayla McClenahan, Brock Koehler, Grace Chambers, Brandon Baker, Maddie Bracken and Krystal Driessen. We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds. Our April “Students of the Month” were nominated and recognized by their peers for showing perseverance which is our new character trait. They are: Silas Gray, Aubrey Scott, Landon Gray, Tyler Rowe, Jessica Ross, Mackenzie Carlile, Cara Farety, Jacob Baker, Savannah McIntosh, Jagger Lawler, Brooke Fernau, Emily Kerchner, Abigale Rice, Maddie Allen, David Rivera and Michael Giesbrecht. We congratulate these students as well.

Our Musical, Pirates, was a hit. Students did an amazing job with their parts and roles! We want to thank all the volunteers that helped make the musical a success as well.

The month of March is Youth Art Month.  On March 31, PHIS offered an Art night in which students stayed after school to teach and create art projects.  Any student could sign up to teach a class and share their special skills.  Some of the classes taught included Easter egg decorating, knitting and drawing.

We are challenging each student to compete against their ELA teacher over spring break to see who can read the most minutes---the teacher or the student! The challenge starts on April 17 after school is dismissed and goes through the end of the day April 22. A small reward will be given to each student that participates in the challenge. Any student that reads more minutes than his/her teacher will earn a special treat from the amazing PHIS bakers. The top 3 readers (most minutes) from each team will earn a Sonic fountain drink of their choice. We want to thank Sonic for supplying the drinks! Reward day is scheduled for May 2.  We look forward to our students reading!!

ES News

Last week we entered our final week of preparation before the state assessment.  Each class brainstormed their best advice for testing and we had so many suggestions, we created a bulletin board to show that “We’ve Got Skills”.  

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday, April 4th, we ended our week with the annual basketball game between the fourth graders and the PHES staff.  Mrs. Haines and I planned this for Friday as a celebration for all the hard work and preparation that teachers and students had done all year, but especially as we approach the state assessment.  Great fun was had by everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday, April 7th, I will spend 15-20 minutes with each classroom to thank our students for all of their hard work and determination.  It will also be an opportunity to gather perceptual data as we reflect on how the year has gone.  While I visit with each classroom, teachers will visit the “serenity center” where they can relax, have a quiet moment, enjoy some light refreshments and just feel appreciated.  Thank you to Terri Zimmerschied, our ES counselor, for helping create this moment of tranquility for our teaching staff.  We will conclude our day on Monday, by enjoying a MAP pep assembly where we will dance, sing, watch a skit by our teachers and view I-movie trailers created by our students.

On Tuesday, our 3rd and 4th graders will begin taking the Communication Arts portion of the MAP test.   We will test each morning between 9:00 and 11:00. Each morning before testing, we will get the blood flowing by participating in a MAP workout dance led by Mrs. Shaffer and Mrs. Haines in the gym.  During testing, students can earn tickets for showing perseverance, staying focused and using their test taking strategies.  Tickets will be collected and there will be a drawing for prizes at the end of each day. It’s going to be a GREAT week. 

PS News
Teachers at the Primary School have been engaging in lots of professional learning, both at the district level in ELA, Math, and iPad meetings, and at the building level with Missouri Learning Standards, use of informational text, and writing instruction and collaborative scoring.  Megan Smith and Crystal Parson from the Intermediate School immersed themselves for a day in kindergarten and first grade classrooms, respectively, as they prepare to transition to our building for the next school year.  The PS staff is excited to welcome them, and has provided lots of materials to get them started. 
Kindergarten screenings are completed, and Andrea Abbott has been conferencing with her families about their children's transition into kindergarten next year.  Denise Robinson, Nancy Ullah, and Tricia Beaman served on an interview committee with me this week, so we can have recommendations for kindergarten teachers at the April board meeting.  Kindergarten Round-Up, when students will meet their teachers for next year, is May 19.
Recent and upcoming student events include National Library Week starting April 7, field trips for kdg, 2nd. grade, and EC classes, much-acclaimed 1st. grade musical performance of "Bugz" on April 1, kdg. performance with music and movement on April 29, recognition for our secretaries on April 23, and Hat Day on April 24 (with proceeds going to Camp Quality of Greater Kansas City for children with cancer).



District News, March 10, 2014

HS News
This week at Pleasant Hill High School, inductions for our chapter of the National Honor Society will be held.  National Honor Society is an academic organization that focuses on Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.  This year, PHHS will induct forty-six students into this organization to bring a total membership to sixty-six.  NHS Inductions will occur on Monday, March 10, 2014. 

Advisory Night will be hosted on Thursday, March 13, 2014.  On this date from 5-8 PM, teachers and parents will discuss student schedule choices for the next academic year.  This gives us a great opportunity to meet with parents to discuss graduation requirements and overall progress in school. 

Pleasant Hill Activities…Wrapping up an exciting winter season and kicking of the spring season!
Highlights:

  1. Basketball: Congratulations to our varsity basketball programs for making it to their respective district championship games this last week. Both teams placed second at districts this year and finished a good year on a strong note. There was an excellent turnout by Roosternation at the tournament this week in Oak Grove. We received multiple compliments regarding our student section.
  2. On February 22nd, our Jazz band participated in the UCM Jazz Festival. The group received a “I” rating with a strong performance. The band program will be performing at the Mavericks game at the Independence Event Center on March 23rd. Go buy a ticket and take in a Mavericks game!
  3. Spring Practice: Spring practices began last week for baseball, girls soccer, boys golf and boys & girls track. The weather looks to be taking a turn for the better allowing the groups to return to “normal” in being able to practice outdoors. It’s quite a scene holding practices indoors during district tournament week for basketball. Middle School Track practice begins today!
  4. Show choir:  Hillside had a great performance at Webb City’s competition this past weekend. They took home the awards for Best Opener and won 1st in their division. Hilltop also placed 1st in their respective division. A nice weekend trip all around! Congratulations!
  5. Baseball: Coach Maid, Coach Brayton and the baseball program held their first youth baseball clinic this past weekend. The clinic was a success as 44 of Pleasant Hill’s youth baseball players participated in the three hour clinic. They received instruction on fundamentals of the game from the coaches as well as the Rooster players!
  6. A huge shout-out to the PHHS students and their participation at our athletic events and activities. It is amazing to see the enthusiasm and support kids have for one another and the pride that is built as a result of that support. Don’t be afraid to step up and be heard when showing up to games. As long as “Professionalism & Class” is the focus, Pleasant Hill’s reputation as one of the best student bodies in the area will continue!
  7. Girls Soccer:  There will be a jamboree this Friday beginning at 5pm at Eklund Field vs Sacred Heart and Ray-Pec High School. Come out and support the girls in “kicking” off their season

We appreciate everyone’s attendance and support for our programs. Thank you for the positive reflection within our community and at our events…“professionalism & class”. As always… “It’s a great day to be a Rooster/Chick!”


MS News
Science News… This week in 7th grade science we will be presenting our Newton scooter projects and demonstrating knowledge of Newton's laws. As a part of that project, we will be using the iPad timers to measure time as part of the measurements needed to find the speed of each student's Newton scooter.  Later in the week, we will be conducting a lab on balanced and unbalanced pressure. Students will once again be using the iPads as they draw on a picture from the lab in order to explain atmospheric pressure, balanced pressure, and unbalanced pressure. 

In 8th grade science, our students will be working on a Human Body Systems project using the iPads to "teach others" about how body systems work together.  This will be the first time they will be completing an assignment for 8th grade science using the iPads as a class to demonstrate their knowledge.  We are excited to see the results in a traditional non-“Connect Me” grant classroom.  Our “Connect Me” grant recipient colleagues have been sharing their “expertise”, and now we are reaching other teacher’s classrooms.

ELA News…  In ELA7 we will be finishing up our novel and will also be administering our third quarter common assessment.  Monday will be their last day to work on final projects (research for our book The Outsiders and we will have those who are ready present.  Tuesday and Wednesday we will finish presentation and also view the movie while comparing it to the novel and on Wednesday have our Greasers and Socs party.  Thursday and Friday students will take the third quarter common assessment.

In ELA8 we will be finishing up our novel and will also be administering our third round of common assessment.  On Monday several students will be presenting final projects over our reading of My Brother Sam is Dead and those projects that do not include a performance component will be listening.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will have our common assessment with Thursday being our reader’s workshop and library day.  Friday we will use the half day to make sure all students have completed their final projects and the third quarter common assessment.  All missing work is due on Thursday.

For the completion of third quarter’s common assessment, students will begin the assessment reading a nonfiction article, answering constructive response and multiple choice questions.  Concepts covered will include main idea, text evidence, author’s decisions, text analysis, and summarization.  Students will also have to create a summary after reading another nonfiction article.  Grammar will be tested using a paragraph to decide topic sentence, unnecessary details, and sentence order and structure.  When this part of the test is completed, students will begin writing an argumentative essay on the debate of whether or not boys and girls should be in separate classes.  This will conclude the 3rd quarter in ELA classes.

Math News…In our math classrooms in the middle school we have been focused on creating a positive math culture. When it comes to mathematics, the students have been learning that they ARE able to do it all with practice. One part of having a strong math culture foundation is vocabulary. In class this week we are practicing our math vocabulary with a station game called Vocabulary Rock n’ Roll. In this game the student are grouped together, choose a card, which has a math vocabulary word on it, and roll two dice. The numbers they roll on the dice tell the students what they need to do with that vocabulary word. They will be defining the word, draw it, name an example, name a non-example, describe what the word reminds you of, and/or name characteristics of the word. This will help those who don’t know the vocabulary as well to see other examples and have other students become the teacher and show their understanding of math vocabulary.

 

IS News
“Students of the Week” are: Alyssa Ziegelbein, Maggie Tribble, Aidan Moore, Gavin Chase Grant Wilson and Landon Fatino.   We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds. Our March “Students of the Month” were nominated and recognized for their Responsibility by their peers. They are:  Ashton Morris, Wendy Soto, Keagon Madison, Michelle Kramer, Carson Dummer, Nelson DesCombes, Analyssa Pence, Mitchell Coon, Maddie Roeder, Collin Paris, Simon Scott, Reid Howell, Randi Miller and Morgan Wilhite. We congratulate these students as well.
Now that we are in March, our students have begun taking their third and final Discovery Education (DE) test. Teachers will analyze data and use it to help drive instruction. Data will help teachers identify areas in which students need extra support or enrichment. This will also help teachers determine Focus Groups and tutoring.

Sixth grade band students performed on March 4 at the high school PAC. This was a festive evening with a chili dinner and the high school jazz band playing to entertain guests. All bands then performed the concert. Our students are making great progress as musicians.

Earlier this year, students at PHIS wished to participate in a school newspaper. These students created and presented a proposal to launch this engaging learning prospect.  The paper is sponsored by Mr. Caleb Clawson, one of our 6th grade teachers. What a great opportunity for students to work together, interview others and report on school events. This is also an opportunity for students to put their writing talents to good use. They are expanding what this will look like next year—more exciting things to come. You can check out the newspaper at https://sites.google.com/site/phistimes/home.

Mrs. Bermel, the IS counselor, completed lessons with both 5th and 6th grade students regarding character traits and “what they do matters”. You can see the picture below; every PHIS student contributed to this lesson by writing at least one idea on how to make a difference.  Student ideas included:  be kind, once a week try to make a new friend or stand up for somebody, make sure people are smiling, do the right thing and work as hard as you can, when a new student comes ask them to sit with you, and  hang out with kids that don’t have someone to hang out with.

 


ES News
From March 4th-March 7th  we celebrated, Read across America Week.  Throughout the building you could see classroom doors skillfully decorated to represent teachers’ favorite books, hear guest readers share a beloved story and smell popcorn wafting through the halls as students enjoyed a snack and “popped” open a great book.  Our guest readers included Dr. Becky Gallagher, Mr. Clay Kohler and Deputy Tieman.   PHES showed their love for books by collectively reading over 19,000 pages in the most recent reading challenge!   These students will be honored at a celebration next week.

Teachers continue to participate in collaborative walk throughs in which reflective conversations focus on the levels of engagement, instructional strategies and evidence of district non-negotiables observed.  These walk-throughs have improved teaching and learning and sparked meaningful conversations between colleagues.  This week teams participated in professional development during their plan time focused on improving the questions we are asking our students and the importance of infusing richer vocabulary into our lessons.
 
On March 13th, we will engage students in a day full of math activities.  Stop by and enjoy hands on activities such as Geo-panes, coordinate grids, area and perimeter, and downhill racer measurement; it is sure to be a math extravaganza!  



 

 

 

 

 

 

PS News
Students and staff at the Primary School have had a fun-filled week, celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and welcoming children's book author Jerry Pallotta.  Classes held various Seuss dress-up days, and we played Dr. Seuss Bingo all week with different book titles.  Library Media Specialist Tricia Beaman arranged for Mr. Pallotta to talk to students in four grade-level presentations about his books, story ideas, the 6 traits of writing, and inspiration to become authors.  Students left Mr. Pallotta with renewed interest in writing, illustrating, and creating characters.  More and more teachers are incorporating technology, specifically the iPads, in writing instruction with apps such as Book Creator.  Teachers at all grade levels are meeting to collaboratively score persuasive writing events.  Chandra Arbuckle, Sue Herrera, and I are giving a presentation on effective writing instruction on March 10 at the state principals' conference.  We are preparing for the popular event Dollars and Donuts With Dads on March 12, screenings for incoming kindergarteners the week of March 17, and ELA and math professional development days later this month.

 

 

MS Musical
Due to possible weather issues this weekend, the following changes will be implemented for the middle school musical schedule.

Middle school musical cast party will be TONIGHT (Friday, Feb. 28) until 10:30pm at the High School at the conclusion of this evening's performance.  Parents who can still bring food items should drop them off at the tables by the concession stand tonight before or during the performance.  Tonight's performance is still scheduled for 7pm.
On Saturday evening, our performance time has been changed to 5:00 p.m.  There will NOT be a cast party after Saturday's musical.

Saturday time schedule changes are as follows:

Leads arrive at 3:00pm
Chorus arrives at 3:30pm
Performance at 5:00pm

 

PHHS vs Harrisonville
Harrisonville and Pleasant Hill have made the decision to move the Boys Varsity and JV games scheduled for Friday, February 28th up one day to Thursday, February 27th at Harrisonville high school. This decision is being made to circumvent possible travel issues with the pending weather forecast for Friday evening. There will be a Varsity and JV double header played simultaneously as they have an auxiliary gym. First two games (Girls V and Boys JV) will begin at 5:30, with other two games to follow.

 

District News, Feb. 24, 2014
District - Learning Design Committee Meeting
On Friday, February 21, 2014, 25 people gathered to discuss district initiatives and ideas for the future.  After hearing information regarding district-wide math and co-teaching initiatives, Dr. Gallagher shared information regarding the new proposed state assessment plan.  The parents in attendance then worked in small groups to brain storm ideas of what they would like to see academically for students across the district in the next three to five years.  Following a rich discussion, the process was repeated focusing on the technology skills and information students will need in the next three to five years.  The ideas generated will be used to help shape the District’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP).  There is one additional meeting of the Learning Design Committee scheduled later this spring. We look forward to another strong turnout at the final meeting this school year as well.  We plan to continue holding Learning Design Committee meetings moving forward into the next several school years

HS News
This week at Pleasant Hill High School, students will begin entering their course requests for the 2014-2015 school year.  This data will be valuable to properly plan course sections as well as personnel assignments.  During Connections, students will select seven classes that generally include four core and three elective classes.  Students also select second choices to take the place for any courses that may not fit into their schedule.  This is all in preparation for our Advisory Night that will be hosted on March 13, 2014.  On this date from 5-8 PM, teachers and parents will discuss student schedule choices for the next academic year.  This gives us a great opportunity to meet with parents to discuss graduation requirements and overall progress in school. 

Pleasant Hill Activities… “It’s a GREAT Day to be a Rooster/Chick!”…There are some exciting things going on with Pleasant Hill Activities these days!

Highlights:

  1. This past Saturday was an eventful one to say the least! We had approximately 240 students participating in activities in some capacity whether it be show choir, jazz band, girls & boys basketball, cheerleading or wrestling! Those are exciting numbers for a Saturday not to mention the outstanding support our kids are receiving at those events. It is truly evident that our community supports Pleasant Hill Activities!
  2. Wrestling: The Rooster wrestling team had a strong performance at the MSHSAA state wrestling meet this past weekend. The team qualified eight wrestlers and six ended up medaling! Tommy Williams placed sixth, Cole Reeves & Kolin Rogers placed 5th, Delainey Taala placed 4th. We had two state runner-ups in Brady Franklin & Olen Brattin! The Roosters finished 5th overall in what turned out to be a successful weekend in Columbia, Mo. These kids have worked very hard in the most competitive environment in high school sports. Congratulations to Coach Wyatt and the wrestling program for a successful season!
  3. Basketball: The seeding is set for the District Basketball Tournament to take place in Oak Grove next week. The boys are seeded 3rd and will play on Tuesday March 4th at 7:30pm vs. Clinton. The girls earned the #1 seed and a bye in the tournament. Their first game will be Thursday March 6th at 4pm in Oak Grove; opponent to be determined.
  4. Basketball con’t: Both teams will meet long time rival Harrisonville this week on the road. The girls will play at Harrisonville on Thursday this week. The boys will play at Harrisonville on Friday night! Let’s pack the Wildcat gym and support the Roosters and Chicks in their effort to make Pleasant Hill fans proud!
  5. Speech & Debate: Recently the speech and debate team earned MRVC Championship honors in “individual events” and “debate”. The season will wrap up in the coming weeks with performances at Liberty High School and the state tournaments to be held March 14th & 15th. We wish our students good luck at state!
  6. Choir: Battle of the Best just wrapped up at the high school this past Saturday. The Noteables rocked the place with a well organized event. This year’s event was scaled back a bit due to the rescheduling date, however the enthusiasm and performances by our kids was outstanding! You could tell the kids were having a great time. That is exciting to see within the halls of Pleasant Hill High School! The groups will be traveling to Sedalia Smith-Cotton this weekend to compete!
  7. FCCLA: FCCLA hosted a successful event at UCM last week as they hosted the “STAR events”. Pleasant Hill students performed well in the events and represented our school with class and integrity. Haley Cash and Hannah Dustman; Top Gold in Chapter Service Project Display.  Trenton Clarke, Rachel Triplett and Austin Philipsheck (spelling?); Gold in Illustrated Talk.  Ali Novak Silver in Fashion Construction
  8. Jazz Band:  The Pleasant Hill Jazz Band competed at the UCM Jazz Festival this past Saturday. They performed well as they earned a “I rating” for their efforts. The group has rehearsed for weeks, coming in before school to prepare for this event. They are to be commended for their accomplishment!

We appreciate everyone’s attendance and support for our programs. Thank you for the positive reflection within our community and at our events…“professionalism & class”. As always… “It’s a great day to be a Rooster/Chick!”

MS News
Our middle school musical performance week has finally arrived!  This year our 7th and 8th grade students will be performing the Disney Jr. version of The Little Mermaid.  On Tuesday, February 25, we will host a special matinee production for the elementary school, followed by another morning matinee on Wednesday the 26th for our intermediate school student body.  The evenings of Thursday-Saturday nights (Feb. 27-March 1) are expected to bring in sell-out crowds for our 7pm performances at the High School Performing Arts Center.  Tickets may be purchased in advanced through our middle school office for the admission prices of $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

The Little Mermaid, Jr. Story Synopsis       
Information from: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000378
        
Out on the open sea, Prince Eric pursues a mysterious voice despite the protests of his guardian, Grimsby ("Fathoms Below"). Far beneath the waves, the crab Sebastian has prepared a concert for that features King Triton’s youngest child, Ariel ("Daughters of Triton"), but she has snuck up to the surface with her best friend, Flounder. There, they learn about the human treasure she has found from the seagull Scuttle ("Human Stuff"). Meanwhile, the sea witch Ursula and her lackey eels, Flotsam and Jetsam, bemoan their exile and plot to regain power from Triton using Ariel as bait. King Triton scolds Ariel for going to the surface and appoints Sebastian as her chaperone. Ariel retreats to her grotto and dreams of living on land ("Part of Your World"). Upon discovering her collection of human objects, Sebastian extols the virtues of the ocean ("Under the Sea"). Distracted by the shadow of a great ship, Ariel swims to the surface and finds the handsome Prince Eric on board. Suddenly, lightning strikes the ship, sending Prince Eric overboard ("The Storm"). Ariel darts into action and brings the unconscious prince to shore ("Part of Your World – Reprise"). Her song wakes Prince Eric, but she has disappeared into the waves.

Back underwater, the Mersisters grill Flounder about Ariel’s odd behavior ("She's in Love"). Furious about Ariel’s contact with a human, King Triton destroys all her precious objects. Flotsam and Jetsam find Ariel in despair and lure her to the sea witch’s lair. Ursula offers to change Ariel into a human in exchange for her voice ("Poor Unfortunate Souls"). Prince Eric must kiss her within three days or Ariel will turn back into a mermaid and become Ursula’s slave. On the beach, Prince Eric finds Ariel and brings her home to the palace. Sebastian follows to protect Ariel but finds himself in jeopardy in Chef Louis’s kitchen ("Les Poissons"). Ariel’s silence prompts Prince Eric to find other ways to communicate, like dancing ("One Step Closer"), but he is still haunted by the mysterious voice. On the second day, Sebastian calls on lagoon animals to serenade the couple ("Kiss the Girl"), but Flotsam and Jetsam cause a commotion that blocks their kiss.

Grimsby arranges a singing contest on the third day to locate the owner of the mysterious voice and thus a bride for Prince Eric. When Ariel breaks through the crowd and dances, Prince Eric realizes how much he loves her and begins to propose. However, the sun sets and the spell is broken, turning Ariel back into a mermaid and drawing her into the sea. Sebastian rushes to warn King Triton, who agrees to hand over his trident and take Ariel’s place as Ursula’s slave ("Poor Unfortuate Souls – Reprise"). When Prince Eric attempts to rescue Ariel, Ursula loses control of her magic shell and Ariel’s voice is restored. Trident in hand, Ursula attempts to harness the power of the seas but creates a whirlpool that destroys her and the eels. With peace restored, Ariel returns the trident to her father. King Triton realizes how much Ariel cares for Prince Eric and decides to restore her humanity. He gently deposits her on the shore, and Prince Eric rushes up and proposes. As Ariel answers, Prince Eric realizes that it has been her voice all along ("Part of Your World – Finale").

 

IS News
“Students of the Week” are: Paige Gustin, Kooper Reed, Emily Perisho, Cailee More, Tobin Wise and Sayler Todd.   We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds. Our February “Students of the Month” were nominated and recognized by their peers for showing responsibility. They are:  Jesse Ailshire, Addison Zurcher, Kale Bakken, Alexiea Werner, Isabella Proudfit, Marissa McCormick, Joliana Canaan, Morgan Wehner, Shirley Salcedo, Emma Kirchhoff, Jade Feeler, Catie Davis, Tanner Reffitt, Julia Longmeyer and Meghan May. We congratulate these students as well.

The teachers have been participating in various professional development activities. There has been a focus on Guiding Readers and Writers, one of our book studies. Teachers have been discussing writing in particular and blogging about it. Teachers are also meeting with the principal regarding the MO Teacher Evaluation. They are sharing artifacts from their portfolios and having meaningful discussions regarding their professional growth plans. We have also been meeting about our grade level expectations and MAP and what still needs to be accomplished prior to testing. Teachers are working hard; it’s a very busy time.

Team 5A students have been preparing reader’s theater productions. Each homeroom broke into several production groups and presented to classmates and parents. The theme of each production related to the homeroom teacher’s content area. Readers Theater helps with fluency, comprehension, and focusing on vocal and physical expression—it is active storytelling. Students did an excellent job transforming their classroom into a stage.

 

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As February comes to a close, we are excited about the wonderful work our students at the ES have done.  Our 3rd graders just showcased their talents at the PTO program last week lead by Mrs. Haines. 

 

 


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Students have also concluded their research projects, in which they read books, utilized technology, took notes, summarized information, cited their sources and displayed their findings.

 

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ES students continue to show their love for reading by participating in the 100 page reading challenge.  Students receive a paper heart with their name on it for every 25 pages read.  These hearts are on display and line the hallways of the Elementary School. We are excited to tabulate our February totals.  

           


Teachers have been busy decorating their classroom doors to show case their favorite children’s book for Read Across America Week which begins March 3rd.  This special week will feature guest readers from the community, spirit days, and an opportunity for students to choose two of the decorated doors to walk through; because we know “reading opens doors”.

 

 

Math continues to be the focus of our school wide intervention groups that meet each day between 8:40-9:00.  As the music queues them over the intercom, students move throughout the building to their personalized math fat fluency group.  The intervention groups offer targeted instruction and strategies to ensure that students develop automaticity on addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.  We know these facts lay the foundation for more difficult problem solving and therefore, speed and accuracy are our goal.


PS News

Recent excellent examples of student learning at the Primary School are some of our 100 Day projects and writing events.  A second grade class used 100 inches of yarn to make pictures, which required measuring and dividing to create their designs.  Kindergarten classes wrote informational articles about animals, using classroom resources; this is one child’s paragraph about penguins.  Students and staff are looking forward to Dr. Seuss’ Day on Feb. 28; we will celebrate with lots of books and costumes.  Author Jerry Pallotta is visiting our school on March 5 with presentations for each grade level, which will inspire even more enthusiasm for our student authors and illustrators.

  

 

Recent excellent examples of student learning at the Primary School are some of our 100 Day projects and writing events.  A second grade class used 100 inches of yarn to make pictures, which required measuring and dividing to create their designs.  Kindergarten classes wrote informational articles about animals, using classroom resources; this is one child’s paragraph about penguins.  Students and staff are looking forward to Dr. Seuss’ Day on Feb. 28; we will celebrate with lots of books and costumes.  Author Jerry Pallotta is visiting our school on March 5 with presentations for each grade level, which will inspire even more enthusiasm for our student authors and illustrators.

 

 

District News, Feb 10, 2014

HS News
This week at Pleasant Hill High School, forty-eight PHHS students will attend DECA District 4 Competitive events on Wednesday, February 12 at Independence Center.  Students will compete in individual series, team decision making or written events. Those competing in individual or team events take a 100 question test in marketing, finance, hospitality, or business administration and complete a performance event based on a real world challenge or problem that could occur in business today. The performance event evaluates the students decision making, problem solving and communication skills. Written events are research projects that students have worked on for several months, written a 15-30 page paper and present their project to a panel of judges.

Senior Kendall Mahoney was elected District 4 Vice President in October and is responsible planning and organizing this year’s district competitive events.

DECA is an International student organization that prepares emerging leaders in marketing, management, finance, hospitality and entrepreneurship. PHHS has had a DECA chapter since 1988 and in the past 10 years has qualified 115 students for state, 25 International Competitive Events qualifiers and 2 International champions.  PHHS DECA chapter has set a goal of 15 state qualifiers for 2014.

Pleasant Hill Activities…What a winter season!  Highlights:

  1. What a month! There a quite a number of awesome things happening with Pleasant Hill activities in February!
  2. FFA is celebrating their annual FFA week next week. There will be a number of activities next week the kids can take part. Monday there is a laser tag activity and Tuesday will be the FFA leadership conference. The annual Barn Dance will be held on Friday February 21st.
  3. Speech & Debate will be hosting the MRVC Individual Events this Wednesday at PHHS. Come check things out!
  4. We are stacked with basketball games this week at “The Coop”! We are hosting home games each day this week. Home games include: Monday – Girls vs Oak Grove (C/JV/V – 4:30pm), Tuesday – Cteams Boys then Girls vs Smithville (5pm), Wednesday – Boys vs University Academy (JV/V – 6pm) & Cteam Boys vs Odessa (4:30pm), Thursday – Girls vs Excelsior Springs (JV/V – 5:30pm), Friday – Boys vs Excelsior Springs (JV/V – 5:30pm). The Boys Play on the road at Oak Grove (JV/V – 5:30pm) on Tuesday and the Girls play a triple header at Odessa as a make-up on Wednesday (4:30pm)
  5. FCCLA will be travelling to UCM this week (February 12th) to take part in the Region 12 STAR Events. We wish the kids good luck as Pleasant Hill is responsible for hosting the events this year.
  6. Battle of the Best has been rescheduled for February 22nd at PHHS. A huge thank you to all the teachers, directors and parents who have helped make the event flow as smoothly as possible through the weather issues we’ve had to endure. The priority is to keep kids safe and we did just that.
  7. The choral program travelled to Harrisonville this past weekend for a show choir competition. Hilltop took 2nd in their division. Hillsound took 1st in their division. Hillside took 1st in their division along with the Grand Champion honors for the competition! Congrats to Mrs. Dollins and the PHHS Choral department!
  8. The Rooster wrestling program travelled to Marshfield this past Saturday and had a successful day. They won the championship dual at the Marshfield duals setting the team up nicely heading into district competition. After a stop at Excelsior Springs for an MRVC dual on Tuesday February 11th, the boys head to Bolivar on Friday and Saturday for Districts.

 

We appreciate everyone’s attendance and support for our programs. Thank you for the positive reflection within our community and at our events. As always… “It’s a great day to be a Rooster/Chick!”

MS News
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Our positive school climate committee is hosting a February spirit activity this week.  Monday is Winter Hat Day, Tuesday = Twin Day, Wednesday = Fuzzy Slipper Day, Thursday = Sports Jersey Day, Friday = Be a “Valentine” Day.

Our Student Council is sponsoring several fundraisers to directly benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We are offering parents, students, and staff the opportunity to purchase a lollipop valentine for one dollar.  Students, parents, and staff are able to pick from different card designs and attach a lollipop to be delivered on Valentine’s Day during advisory.  While selling our lollipop Valentines, Stu-Co is also collecting change for “Pennies for Patients” in the hopes of making a change and finding a cure.  Students are collecting spare change and turning in their boxes in to their advisory teachers by Wednesday, February 26. The advisory class collecting the most money will receive a icecream/lollipop party.

Our winter middle school stu-co dance has been rescheduled and will be hosted on Friday, March 7 from 6-8pm in our middle school gym.

IS News
“Students of the Week” are:  Truman Cartner, Ashlynn Keilholz, Ian Bledsoe, Dalton Francy, Aubrey Scott, Dravin Collins.  We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds.
Congratulations to District Spelling Bee Champ, 6th grader Rachel Wilhoit. The Spelling Bee took place Wednesday, January 29 at the high school PAC. She won in the 13th round by correctly spelling the word holograph. We would also like to congratulate 5th grader, Tate Stockstill, for being runner up. Rachel will advance to the Cass County Spelling Bee in March. We wish her good luck!

Congratulations to Emily Perisho, Dalton Francy, Mattie Bracken and Maggie Tribble for outstanding artwork! Their artwork was selected to be hung at the Capitol Building in Jefferson City in honor of Youth Art Month. Only four pieces of artwork are allowed to represent a building. What an accomplishment.

During a special Minute-to-Win-It on Monday, Specialist Charles Borum of the 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion surprised his daughter, 5th grader Analyssa, by being a special guest participant.  Borum just arrived back in the country from Afghanistan; it was a heartfelt homecoming.


ES News

We are happy to return to school and will spend today welcoming our students back, recalibrating expectations and adjusting our plans for February instruction.  This week we will honor those students who have already met their 25 book genre reading requirement or are on track to meet it as we reach the halfway point of our academic year.   We are also excited to start our new RtI groups on Wednesday where our focus will switch from reading fluency to math fact fluency.  The students have been divided into 21 differentiated groups that will meet for 20 minutes each morning to learn strategies that will help them achieve automaticity of their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.   Third graders are excited to resume their Civil Rights research projects this week and fourth graders are gearing up for a research project later this month.

Our Donuts with Dads event which we hosted on January 31st was a HUGE success. Our Student Leadership Club served donuts to over 315 guests and collected 475 canned goods.  It was a great morning! 
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PS News

After a week of snow days, Primary School students and staff are celebrating the 100th day of school with an assembly and various class activities, such as these kindergarteners who dressed up to be 100 years old.  2nd. graders’ Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser is this week.  Teachers and I have reviewed students’ assessment data and grades to determine those at-risk students who may benefit from retention and/or summer school, and are meeting with parents accordingly. 

  

 

District Spelling Bee
The Pleasant Hill RIII School District Spelling Bee was held Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the high school PAC.  Our winner is 6th grader Rachel Wilhoit.  5th grader Tate Stockstill was our first runner up and 7th grader Roman Carr was our second runner up.  All participants did a great job.

Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for first semester of the 2013-2014 school year.

Primary School:

First Semester
Jacob Barbarick, Lillianna Long, Kale Bush, Delaney Duncan, Ella Plasse, Anastasia Nickols, Cooper Aldrige, Ryan Schaller, Colin Stansbury, Hanna Snow, Aaron Thielen, Shiah Wright, Jameson Duncan, Jacob Petrowsky, Nathan Armstrong, Hycle Noland, Westyn Jensen, Teigan Eaton, Noah Moreno, Alex Bell, Campbell Gregory, Hannah Kleyh, Madison McKee, Victoria Wilson

Elementary School:
First Semester: Cody Ammerman, Alex Bulischeck, Ryan Canaan, Chloe Clapp, Lillian Gross, Cheyenne Maasen, Amelia Miller, Makayla Stalker-Klotz, Korbin Thaller, Raegan Watterson, Kaden Young, Walker Aldrige, Sarah Alton, Shelby Blaine-Untermeyer, Riley Cole, Alexandria Danner, Matthew Davis, Jacob Elliott, Sophia Gregory, Bella Jensen, Cheyann Johnson, Molli Johnson, Nina Lapee, Seth Moreno, Victoria Nickols, Duncan Perkins, Elijah Reynolds, Gracie Reynolds, Jaydon Shuler, Ashlie Wheeldon, Jayden Wilburn

Intermediate School:
First Semester: Lucas Bass, Karis Bloom, Camden Curtis, Isabella Danner, Nelson DesCombes, Emma Johnson, Cole Jones, Evan Knapp, Emma LaPee, Amanda Long, Kyleigh Marley, Isabella McCarty, Ashton Morris, Madelyn Nelson, Zackary Smith, Madalynn Zvacek, Haley Beissel, Daria Bennett, Truman Cartner, Deidra Gross, Jeffrey Hatfield, Nicholas Herrera-Shull, Abigail McKee, Dawson Sivils, Lana Smith, Margaret Tribble, Eli Vanetta, Grant Williams, Kaitlyn Wilson

Middle School:
First Semester: Christian Atkins, Dylan Berry, Chloe Bloom, Wyatt Bramwell, Garrett Canaan, Aaron Chen, Chase Gray, Kirsten Gross, Adelynn Link, Emma Marshall, Bryce McGinnis, Emma Mueller, Cameron Parker, Matthew Pritchett, William Pryor, Ali Ray, Stewart Watson, Luke Winkler, Dillon Blackburn, Matthew Blair, Jeremy Brant, Levi Cohen, Alyssa coon, Noah Descombes, Makayla Devault, Matthew Dobson, Kaitlin Evans, Autumn Ferguson, Colten Haak, Joseph Heinrich, Skyler Kirchhofer, Cameron Knapp, Marcus Lapee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Savannah Long, Ethan McKown, Michael Okuly, Lauren Redwine, Madison Roach, Samantha Rohne, Nicholas Ryan, Brayden Smith, Michael Wright, Brandon Younce.

High School:
First Semester:
Donna Borer, Garrett Carlile, Connor Coffel, Tymon Conway, Breanna Curtis, Shayla Hill, Hayley Kerrick, Daniel Lee, Spencer Lees, Clara Plasse, Courtney Pritchett, Austin Rash, Jenna Solomon, Benjamin Watson, Andrew Dobson, Garrett Gladden, Kale Hammons, Cameron Haws, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, Bryant Jackson, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Rhys Martin, Colton Neill, Matt Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Levi Phipps, Brandon Pruett, Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith, Anthony Um, Claire Villegas, Carly Voss, Madison Barker, Riley Bonnesen, Chance Braley, Austin Hiler, Ramius Howell, Riley King, Autumn Kirchhofer, Rachel Liley, Zachariah Long, Joseph Madison, Caitlin Rash, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Madison Stockstill, Steven Vaughan, Weston Williams, Olivia Woodruff, Alyssa Ball, Krista Bricker, Abbie Brown, Brandon Clevenger, Brooke Crotty, Benjamin Dobson, Lucas Gibson, Heather Hughes, Alexander Hurd, Dalton McLeod, George Montag, Christian Richardson, Brandon Sackuvich, Andy Um, Justin Wagner, Braxton Williams



Honor Roll
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (gpa) for second semester.

Elementary School
Superintendent’s
Anya Casper, Taliya Guenther, Terrance Jewell, Chloe More, Anna Morrison, Riley Cole, Emmy Duncan, Jordan Fisher, Eli Guffey, Kylie Lloyd, Elliott Moore, Victoria Nickols, Ryan Perisho, Zachary Redwine, Olivia Toler, Sarah Wilhoit, Alexia Woods
Principal’s
Joslyn Allen, Cody Ammerman, Kelsey Baker, Brayden Bass, Jordan Benson, Jolyn Blake, Corina Brockman, Brenden Bunch, Grayce Clark, Ayden Cline, Aryana Devault, Cooper Divine, Emma Dutcher, Madison Frazier, Hailey Gentry, Lydia Gentry, Ethan Hall, Katherine Hamilton, Weston Hemmerling, Jakob Hurd, Emma Kleyh, Nathan Kobie, Noah Lewis, Bethany Markham, Caleb Martin, Madalynn McCannon, Katherine Meiries, Amelia Miller, James Mooneyham, Marissa Morales, Alicia Quinn, Easton Roe, Elliot Shull, Makayla Stalker-Klotz, Kole Starlin, Korbin Thaller, Chase Underwood, Kirsten Vestal, Zachary Watson, Emileigh West, Justice Whitlock, Madison Wilson, Leo Adkins, Walker Aldrige, Kelly Anderson, Logan Arbuckle, Isabel Bakken, Lane Brattin, Marisa Brendel, Bailey Burnett, Mazlyn Collins, Barrett Darrah, Brooke Devaul, Kennedy Donovan, Cason Driver, Kiley Faust, Samantha Fenton, Dharma Gilsdorf, Josephine Gomez, Sophia Gregory, James Hays, Emma Heitman, Malorie Hubert, Bella Jensen, Cheyann Johnson, Molli Johnson, Adriana Kalousek, Carmen Kidwell, Wyatt Leyda, Liam McCall, Grace McKee, Duncan Perkins, Alivia Redwine, Lindsay Schirlls, Abigail Shipley, Jaydon Shuler, Elizabeth Sudduth, David Vaughan, Margaret Whitlock, Will Whitney, Madison Woods.

Intermediate School
Superintendent’s (3.8 – 4.0)
Jesse Ailshire, Jenna Avery, Owen Bailey, Drake Beaman, Allee Brattin, Evan Burns, John Carter, Morgan Corbin, Isabella Danner, Nelson DesCombes, Landon Fatino, Connor Hardin, Claire Kenyon, Evan Knapp, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Isabella McCarty, Makayla McClenahan, Marrisa McCormick, Chance Milbrandt, Evan Miller, Dylan Orpin, Analyssa Pence, Isabella Proudfit, Alexandria Redwine, Kooper Reed, Jessica Ross, Avery Snyder, Kaemyn Stidham, Oliva Trask, Alaina Umscheid, Riley Vaughn, Tobin Wise, Logan Bailey, Collin Brockman, Kylie Campbell, Truman Cartner, Desmond Ewing, Ashlynn Keilholz, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkin, Dayton Little, Julia Longmeyer, Hailey McCommon, Savannah McIntosh, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Abigail Rice, Kyleigh Roe, Cole Swofford, Rileigh West, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit
 
Principal’s (3.79 – 3.50)
Aidan Amor, Kale Baaken, Jacob Baker, Ian Bledsoe, Mattie Bracken, Darren Byrd, Victoria Cain, Chanie Campbell, Joliana Canaan, Makenzie Carlile, Kimberly Caswell, Gavin Chace, Madison Copowycz, Jaxton Dinges, Skye Durden, Canton Elliott, Cara Faherty, Harlee Fenton, Silas Gray, Paige Gustin, Marissa Helms, Emily Hill, Eugene Horkay, Evan Howell, Emma Johnson, Evan Knapp, Brock Koehler, Michelle Kramer, Wyatt Lawrence, Haylee Lewis, Ashlyn Long, Elizabeth May, Isabella McCarty, Ashton Morris, Madelyn Nelson, Karleigh Ogan, Joseph Ore, Zion Patterson, Jackson Petersen, Abigail Ring, Anna Rogers, Caitlyn Rogers, Tyler Rowe, Aubrey Scott, Reagan Shouse, Zachary Smith, Robert Summers, Kaleb Vermillion, Bryce Wilson, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Keegan Zizza, Addison Zurcher, Madelynn Zvacek, Daria Bennett, Jasmine Brown, Patrick Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Kylie Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Austin Dinges, Lindsey Dobson, Desmond Ewing, Kaitlyn Ewing, Jacey Faust, Lawrence Graham, Tanner Graves, Samuel Gray, Jaden Greenwood, Jeffrey Hatfield, Paige Hicks, Hanah Hocker, Jordan Hoerl, Emily Kerchner, Emma Kirchhoff, Blaine Kleyh, Jeremyah Knapp, John Kohler, Jagger Lawler, Austin Long, Michael Maasen, Audrey Mann, Hailey McCommon, Angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Maycie Meaders, Randi Miller, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Christina Mooris, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Garrett Pierce, Jayden Reyes, Madison Roeder, Simon Scott, Caleb Shepard, Carson Shoop, Dawson Sivils, Parker Snow, Nicole South, Thomas Swilley, Megan Swinney, Wesley Tibai, Sayler Todd, Margaret Tribble, Miguel Venegas, Sarah Watson, Morgan Wehner, Rileigh West, Alec Wheeler, Alexis White, Morgan Wilhite, Grant Williams, Grant Wilson, Samantha Woods

Honor Roll (3.49 – 3.0)
Jacob Baker, Lucas Bass, Karis Bloom, Makenzie Carlile, Brooklyn Chambers, Joelee Cleveland, Charles Collins, Jacob Conine, Noan Couch, Donovan Davis, Jadyn Dowdy, Carson Dummer, Cameron Eaton, Noah Fidler, Elijah Fondren, Gissell Garcia, Jacob Glaze, Margaret Gonzales, Malexandra Good, Kaylyn Goodman, Landon Gray, Coleman Hays, Charlie Heritage, Nathan Hitch, Evan Howell, Blaise Jackson, Morgan Jenkins, Libby Johnson, Cole Jones, Taylor Kemp, Chayden Kirkpatrick, Taylor Kreisel, Emma LaPee, Amanda Long, Braden Lust, Maelyn Maclean, Kyleigh Marley, Dylen Mazy-Franks, Zachary Miller, Emma O’Neal-Newton, Aidan Parman, Sydney Peters, Logan Pickering, Adam Prock, Kohlin Rahe, Alexxys Ray, Thomas Riffle, Abigail Ring, Tyler Robinson, Aubrey Schirlls, Mercedes Schnorf, Tyler Shore, Tate Stockstill, Ben Swofford, Virginia Wade, Alexia Werner, Angelina Wheeler, Mason Winfree, Madalyn Allen, Brandon Baker, Jackson Barnes, Ethan Beagle, Makayla Blevins, Caleb Bowman, Conner Bracken, Mariah Brattin, Morgan Brisbin, Lane Burgess, Kurt Burns, Grace Chambers, Lee Chrisman, Mitchell Coon, Hayden Cox, Braylee Davis, Catherine Davis, Tristin Davis, Emmelia Dinges, Krystal Driessen, Jade Feeler, Brooke Fernau, Dalton Francy, Deidra Gross, Cody Henry, Nicolas Herrera-Schull, Angeleena Hook, Natalie Hopkins, Reid Howell, Shyann Jellison, Megan Kurle, Victor Leiker, Trenton Long, Kathryn Maasen, Audren Mann, Abigail McKee, Mikayla Ollison, Sierra Powell, Brittany Quinn, Nicholas Rahe, Tanner Reffitt, Carley Rogers, Shirley Salcedo, Julia Sias, Brenden Smith, Parker Snow, Lily Spear, Amos Springer, Gunner Tweedie, Austin Tye, Michael Tyler, Eli Vanatta, Dylan Watterson, Brylee Wells, Kaitlyn Wilson, Amber Winfrey, Anthony Wood.

Middle School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll
Daniel Albin, Marissa Bowman, Wesley Butler, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, Sophia Harvey, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Sarah Morris, Ali Ray, Grace Riley Garrett Schick, Jordan Anderson, Mackenzie Beaman, Anna Boehm, Samara Bruno, Levi Cohen, Matthew Dobson, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlyn Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Brett Greufe, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Eric Humphrey, Grace Keilholz, Skyler Kirchhofer, Savannah Long, Lauren Mann, Ashley McClenahan, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Alexander Moore, Alexandra Pierce, Madison Roach, Mackenzie Robinson, Samantha Rohne, Nicholas Ryan, David Shanks, Derek Smith, Trent Wilson, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley

Principals Honor Roll
Jeffrey Aguilar, Chloe Bloom, Sierra Bowman, Averee Brattin, Sydney Bunch, Zoe Crockett, Dawson Ferdig, Mitchell Hayes, Brittany Marshall, Cydney Metzger, Emma Mueller, Cameron Parker, Taylor Stith, Mszaya Vanzant, Christina Wait, Stewart Watson, Saylor Zurcher, Sandy Aguilar, Emily Armstrong, Emma Braley, Dillon Bray, Jackson Caley, Brooke Cash, Alyssa Coon, Emma Craven, Kacie Creighton, Michael Denney, Noah Descombes, Makayla Devault, Cali Faherty, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, Colten Haak, Makailyn Hernandez, RJ Hughes, Kyley Keith, Cameron Knapp, David Kobie, Keith Lapee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Victoria Long, Mikayla Norman, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Michael Okuly, Tori Parrott, Elias Peters, Summer Ray, Lauren Redwine, Kylee Reeves, Johana Rosas, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, Dale Snider, Amanda Snow, Tristin Sudduth, Chance Sullivan, Luke Swofford, Kirsten Thompson, Mariah Thompson, Cassadee Turner, Sidney Walters, Tori Young.
Regular Honor Roll
Laura Allee, Andrea Allen, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Dylan Berry, Wyatt Bramwell, Kennedy Burton, Garrett Canaan, Morgan Carlile, Emily Chace, Aaron Chen, Kaitlyn Clevenger, Delaney Davis, Mackenzie DiMarco, Julia Edmonds, Allie Gerken, McKenna Hanover, Reagan Harrison, Madeline Helms, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Gabriel Hodge, Courtney Horne, Mazen Jackson, Emma Marshall, Joey Mazy-Franks, Madison McDaniel, Bryce McGinnis, Sarah Miller, Mathew Moua, Maragh Newberry, Madelyn Phipps, William Pryor, Sally Riffle, Marianne Riley, Taylor Shewmaker, Keegan Slaughter, Joseph Sosko, Cassandra Waddle, Halee Werner, Luke Winkler, Samantha Yokley, Meghan Ball, Ryan Bowen, Gaige Brunell, Nathaniel Chace, Jared Clapp, Victoria Combs, Morgan Crane, Rachel Denney, Noah Dowdy, Taylor Elias, Daisy Fetters, Jacob Figley, Tabitha Graham, John Michael Hays, Jillian Heuwinkel, Ryan Hopkins, Evan Jacobs, Jordan Jones, Brylee Langford, Nathaniel Longo, Jack Marconett, James McKee, Noah Moore, Saisha Morgan, Andrea Powell, Sydney Schirlls, Brayden Smith, Tanner Todd, Brandon Younce, Brandon Young

High School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll (4.0+)
Fiona Bolte-Bradhurst, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Rachel Dustman, Lauren Larkins, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Emma Moore, Evan Williams, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder, Olivia Ferdig, Haley Lamborn, Benjamin Watson, Dalton Burge, O’tillia Jerabek, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Marissa Paris, Brianna Shuler, Joshua Young, Riley Bonnesen, Kaylene Bramwell, Tyler Evans, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Olivia Woodruff, Suzanne Young, Justin Bell, Kacey Breitbach, Krista Bricker, Zachery Cohen, Hannah Dustman, McKenna Gates, Kenton Hanifl, Heather Hughes, Schyler Johnston, Mariahe Long, Moriah Longo, Emily McKee, Kristin Orpin, Mackenzie Snyder, Trevor Young.
Principal’s Honor Roll (3.50 – 3.99)
Macee Adams, Kevin Aguilar, Nathan Allen, Ethan Baker-Arbuckle, Garrett Bakken, James Barnes, Megan Bauer, Sarah Beachner, Hannah Beissel, Ryan Bolden, Brayden Bonnesen, Lauren Bonnett, Haley Burge, Michelle Butricks, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Samantha Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Sarah Davis, Parker Evans, Jacob Fisher, Zachary Gray, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Alexa Hiler, Haden Hodge, Alexandria Jackson, Lane Jellison, Paige Johnson, Hunter Kelley, Noah Kenyon, Hayley Kerrick, Kaycee Kincaid, Alyssa Kramer, Daniel Lee, Olivia Lehmann, Cole Lightfoot, Caleb Long, Hannah McCommon, James McGovney, Kirsten Medearis, Savannah Parris, Breana Peters, Lauren Petersen, Clara Plasse, Courtney Pritchett, Graceann Ring, Jamie Ross, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Adriana Smith, Racheal Snyder, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Christina Waddle, Courtney Wesemann, Gavin Wheeler, Austin White, Brooke Wood, Cameron Young, Maranda Arcuri, Madison Bailey, Phillip Bledsoe, Courtney Bonnett, Abbey Breitbach, Coleman Corson, Tyler Crane, Gabrielle Cusimano, Kaitlin Dierking, Andrew Dobson, Garrison Fields, Danielle Gerken, Mikalah Gibson, Joseph Gomez, Cameron Haws, Felix Hernandez, Morgan Hoenshell, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, Madelynn Kahl, Emma Moore, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Walker Reed, Madison Ring, Nathan Ryan, Madolyn Swinney, Zachary Taylor, Kylie Thompson, Kennedy Todd, Carly Voss, Claire Villegas, Max Whited, Jamie Vaughan, Jacob Watson, Amber Woolford, Zachary Zieman,  Alexis Allard, Rebekah Anderson, Courtney Bakken, Madison Barker, Christopher Barzilla, Hannah Beachner, Meredith Burns, Alexandria Burris, Tiffany Butler, Hannah Crawford, Olivia Dotson, Renee Edenburn, Courtney Fountain, Katherine Friederich, Susanna Goodellfields, Gillian Haight, Lauren Hawkins, Ian Hodge, Sarah Hoke, Julianna Holguin, Alleana Holt, Anthony Holt, Spencer Homan, Cheyenne Jennings, Autumn Kirchhofer, Kayla McDaniel, Morgan Messick, Elijah Mijares, Cole Miller, Noah Moore, Tanner Pettet, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, Cassy Reeves, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Lewis Sharp, Madison Stockstill, Samantha Stucker, Molly Takacs, Makenzie Voorhees, Kai Wesemann, Emma Widaman, Zachary Winkler, Mikaella Alexander, Alyssa Ball, Tanner Beagle, Kace Beattie, Katie Brenton, Abbie Brown, Perri Brown, Greg Brundage, Alexis Caraker, Haley Cash, Brandon Cassity, Trenton Clarke, Brandon Clevenger, Sutton Crabtree, Brooke Crotty, Jacob Davis, Kaylea Dennis, Benjamin Dobson, Lucas Gibson, Bailey Heublein, Alyssa Hopkins, Mallory Humphrey, Alexus Jackson, Jamie Jones, Kiahla Kirchhoff, Kami Lamar, Taylor Lust, Leah Miller, George Montag, Thomas Moore, Haylee Newport, Allison Novak, Jacob Ogle, Chelcie Omalley, Lukas Pace, Austin Philipsheck, Alisha Price, Kelsey Radmacher, Markie Roach, Haleigh Rottinghaus, Allie Schwartz, Kimberlyn Selvin, Rachael Sexton, Paige Shifflett, Hannah Shinn, Bryce Siebeneck, Cearra Smith, Hannah Smith, Taylor Stevenson, Patricia Stillwell, Austin Taylor, Kayla Torrence, Rachel Triplett, Matthew Vest, Grady Voss, Jamie Williams, Codi Winslow, Austin Yount, Allie Zahn, Derek Ziegelbein

Regular Honor Roll (3.00 – 3.49)
Dylan Adams, Dalton Bach, Kylie Baker, Blake Beagle, Garrett Carlile, Mason Clarke, Jacob Dennis, Michaela Emond, Spencer Eubank, Casey Gifford, Kylie Henry, Shayla Hill, Morgan Howland, Jada Jackson, Katie Jones, Jake King, Baileyann Lees, Brandon Long, Joshua Mazy-Franks, Robert Mccormick, Kelsey Miller, Kaycee Mullin-Struzick, Kylie Mullin-Struzick, Augustus Newberry, Jana Osborne, Josey Pate, Jodee Powell, Austin Rash, Katelyn Ring, Paige Robinson, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Michaela Shinn, Blake Smith, Jenna Solomon, Bryan Stevenson, Cody Suelter, Timothy Taylor, Alexis Thompson, Kylie Torrence, Kameron Trask, Abigail Welther, Kali White, Alexander Whittington, Holly Wilhelm, Shae Williams, Shelby Williams, Luke Woodall, Brooke Young, Carlee Adams, Tanner Archer, Logan Blomquist, Brylea Burkhart, Noah Burton, Chance Coday, Malynn Creighton, Madison Dagenhart, Ruben Freed, Emily Graham, Savanna Hambleton, Kale Hammons, Jacob Hardy, Levi Hayes, Trenton Idel, Kin John, Jaleah Jones, Katie Krug, Chase Melies, Emily Peters, Levi Phipps, Brandon Pruett, Haley Richwine, Taylor Ross, Brooke Rottinghaus, Keegan Ruckman, Dylan Ryerson, Brooke Sadler, Kaler Selvin, Joseph Smith, Sienna Smith, Cheyenne Struttman, Cole Sullivan, Anthony Um, Margaret Waddle, Jacob Waugh, Bailey Wileman, Coleman Winslow, Sara Baker, Brogan Bellamy, Weston Boehm, Eric Brons, Maggie Burton, Kyle Clark, Jared Crane, Ryan Cribelar, Grace Dayson, Samuel Diaz, Sara Doty, Mackenzie Driskill, Kyle Feeler, Jacob Fetters, Bailey Fidler, Anderson Fields, Trenton Gilbert, Kameron Gray, Olivia Hessling, Austin Hiler, Alysha Holt, Maxwell Hutsell, Mariah Jones, Rachel Liley, William Livingston, Alexis Lynn, Joseph Madison, Shaun Mallett, Adam Mansfield, Jade Milbrandt, Margaret Millard, Devon Peters, Emily Pritchett, Rachel Schick, Emily Scholljegerdes, Daryl Shreve, Samuel Smith, Chelsea Thompson, Marissa Thompson, Steven Vaughan, Jonathan Webb, Weston Williams, Kassidy Albright, Hunter Anderson, John Berry, Terry Boehm, Danielle Bowen, Kaleb Cline, Christian Correa, Sheyanne Craig, Makenna Deckert, Tristan Dooly, Madison Dryer, Brady Franklin, Amy Freed, Samantha Gray, David Hand, Mackenzie Holloway, Alexander Hurd, Rachel King, Erica Loney, Rachel Long, Rainey Madison, Kendall Mahoney, Holly Martin, Alden Millering, Joshua Moore, Hunter Morgan, Zachary Neary, Gage Neill, Sullivan Parris, Jesse Powell, Kendra Pryor, Cole Reeves, Christian Richardson, Brandon Sackuvich, Hailey Sadler, Brandon Senda, Joshua Shewmaker, Stephen Spears, Tori Stodgell, Dalaney Taala, Kaylee Thorpe, Haylee Votipka, Justin Wagner, Brian Wait, Gracyn Walter, Micah Webber, Braxton Williams


District News - January 27, 2014
HS News
This week at Pleasant Hill High School, students in Mrs. Smith’s classes will begin preparing for the Region 12 STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events.  STAR events provide  opportunities for FCCLA members to share knowledge and hard work with others and to be recognized for their accomplishments. STAR Events strengthen the Family Consumer Sciences program by increasing student motivation and providing a framework for authentic learning experiences.  FCCLA programs and activities, including STAR Events, are designed to be integrated into the family and consumer sciences curriculum. Members that participate in STAR Events not only reinforce the content skills learned in the family and consumer sciences classroom, but also give students an opportunity to practice “process skills” such as leadership, communication, conflict resolution, and critical and creative thinking.  This year the Region 12 STAR contests will be held at La Monte on February 5, 2014.  

Additionally, teachers in the Math and Social Studies content areas will each have one day of professional development that they will continue their work of implementing research based teaching strategies and curriculum writing to prepare for the Core Academic Standards. 

Pleasant Hill Activities…gearing up for the winter season!
Highlights:

  1. The winter sports season is cruising along as we push toward the end of January.
  2. Speech & Debate has attended multiple tournaments this winter, the most recent being at Savannah High School with two of the teams placing at the event. We have a young group this year so the future looks bright for speech and debate!
  3. The 89th/27th annual Pleasant Hill Basketball Invitational went off without a hitch. We had strong attendance all week as well as great ballgames.  Grandview ended up winning the ladies bracket and Smithville wrapped up the men’s bracket with a win over Summit Christian. We would like to thank all those involved in making the tournament run so smoothly. Sam Hudgins helped drive the hospitality room, Vickie Carter assisted as our tournament assistant, the Pleasant Hill Booster Club helped with volunteers and contributions for our half-time shootouts! STUCO helped out introducing an ambassador program which allowed students the opportunity to welcome guests and teams into our building. We’ve heard a lot of positive feedback regarding this.
  4. The Rooster & Chicks basketball teams will work hard to represent Pleasant Hill well in the Grain Valley Sonic Showdown this week. Check the district website for game times for both teams.
  5. Battle of the Best is upon us! We will welcome over 35 choirs into the high school to perform outstanding music. Noteables will be sponsoring this event. Come out and see some exceptional performers on Saturday February 1st!
  6. The Hall of Honor selection committee is coming along nicely as its assembly is nearly complete. We are planning a meeting in mid-February to address nominees that have been submitted. That meeting date will be established soon.
  7. The choral program sent six representatives of Pleasant Hill High School to the Missouri Music Educators Association conference this past weekend to participate in the All-State Choir. Congratulations to those students and their families!
  8. The Rooster wrestling program has enjoyed a solid season thus far. Growth throughout the program is evident as the Roosters compete in probably the toughest conference in the state. You don’t get better unless you compete against the best. The guys just wrapped up two home duals and a tournament in Kearney last week where the team finished 3rd.

We appreciate everyone’s attendance and support for our programs. Thank you for the positive reflection within our community and at our events. As always… “It’s a great day to be a Rooster/Chick!”

MS News
This past week two of our middle school staff members who are members of our building crisis team were involved in MANDT training.  The MANDT system is a comprehensive, integrated approach to preventing, de-escalating, and if necessary, intervening when the behavior of an individual poses a threat of harm to themselves and/or others. The focus of MANDT is on building healthy relationships between all the stakeholders in human service settings (such as teachers and students) in order to facilitate the development of an organizational culture that provides the emotional, psychological, and physical safety needed in order to teach new behaviors to replace the behaviors that are labeled “challenging”.  MANDT integrates knowledge about the neurobiological impact of childhood trauma with the principles of positive behavior support and provides a framework that empowers service providers (such as principals and teachers) to do their work in a way that minimizes the use of coercion in behavior change methodologies.

On the academic front, our upcoming district-wide spelling bee will be held Tuesday, January 28 at 5:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center at the high school.  This year our seventh and grade students eligible to compete in our local district competition are the following:  7th grade:  Alex Butler, Roman Carr, Gracie Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Cydney Metzger, and Will Toler; 8th Grade:  Jeremy Brant, Noah Dowdy, Daisy Fetters, Kyley Keith, Lindsay Smith, Tristan Sudduth, and Gennavieve Wrobel  

IS News
“Students of the Week” are: Zach Smith, Sydney Lamborn, Isabella Danner, Nicholas Rahe, Hayden Cox and Kimberly Caswell.  We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds.

The District Spelling Bee will take place on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the High School PAC. The bee will start promptly at 5pm. Congratulations to the following 5th and 6th grade students who will be representing the Intermediate school (listed in no particular order). These students earned a spot to compete at the District level after becoming grade level champs earlier this school year.

6th Grade
Morgan Wehner 
Rachel Wilhoit
Maggie Tribble
Jaden Greenwood
Jayden Reyes
Dayton Little                                                                                                                                   
Cole Swofford

5th grade
Isabella McCarty
Karleigh Ogan
Claire Kenyon
Connor Hardin
Aiden Parman
Tate Stockstill
Riley Vaughn

Social Studies teachers will participate in professional development this week. There will be a focus on Right is Right and QAR (Question, Answer, Relationships). Teachers will analyze their own textbook questions and common assessment questions to determine the types of questions they are asking students. Student need to spend a great deal of time with Author and You and Think and Search questions.

ES News
We just finished a very productive week at the Elementary School in which we honored the 86 students who took the 100 Page Reading Challenge over Winter Break.  Our top reader for the challenge was 4th grader, Madison Woods who read 3, 670 pages. 

Last week teachers participated in collaborative instructional walk-through observations during their plan time.  After each classroom we discussed instructional strategies used by the teacher, levels of student engagement, depth of knowledge and classroom structures.  This was a valuable professional development opportunity that helped us see our colleagues in a different light while solidifying our collective understandings of best practice in the classroom.

This week our Student Leadership Club will sponsor the “Souper Bowl” canned food drive which will culminate in Donuts with Dad on Friday morning.  All foods collected will be donated to the Pleasant Hill food pantry.  Third graders are starting their Civil Rights research project this week while fourth graders will launches into their research of famous Missourians.  Good luck to our ES students who will participate in the District Spelling Bee on Tuesday evening.  We are excited to show our support for those students! On Thursday, the fourth grade teaching team will have a release day to continue with collaborative walk throughs and will also engage in long range planning, data analysis and flexible grouping to meet student needs.  The third grade team will have their release day on Friday.

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 PS News
Primary School students are getting ready to celebrate the 100th day of school on Feb. 3.  As we do every year, there will be a short celebration in the morning with $100 bills for everyone, and a "100 Walk of Fame" display in the cafeteria.  Students are already starting to write 100 words, 100 math facts, research 100 facts about amazing animals, list their favorite 100 books, etc.

Teachers are continuing our book study of Boys Adrift, and several are looking forward to continuing iPad training in a week. Two teachers and I have completed our MANDT recertification, enjoying two days of in-district training with representatives from all the schools.  Staff welcomed two visitors this week to assist us with differentiated instruction and student interventions:  Mary Gage from the RPDC at UCM, who met with all staff about our co-teaching initiative, and Susan Buist, a behavior consultant.  Tricia Beaman is already generating excitement among staff, students, and parents, about our upcoming author visit in March with Mr. Jerry Pallotta.


FAFSA Night

Will be held on Wednesday, Feb 26th, from 4 - 7 PM at the high school in the Library Media Center.  Parents need to bring their 2013 Income Tax Information. The FAFSA must be completed to receive any Federal grants or loans. FAFSA is required to receive A+ money.  Please contact the counseling center for more information.

District News - January 13, 2014

HS News
As we enter the second half of the school year, our professional development focus continues to be on implementing research based instructional strategies to prepare our students for the end of the year assessments.  This year Pleasant Hill High School students will take end of course exams in eight subject areas, along with technical skills assessments in any career and technical content areas.  During the next few weeks, our teachers will be involved in several professional development sessions.  Teachers in our co-teaching classrooms will undergo additional training that will allow co-teaching in the math and language arts classrooms to be successful.  Additionally, teachers will participate in Plan Time Professional Development that will concentrate on implementing more cooperative learning in their classrooms. 

MS News
Teacher peer observations begin this semester with teachers joining walk-through visits in classrooms each week.  Teachers, along with the principal, will be looking for our building and district-wide goals related to current professional development initiatives for improving curriculum and instructional lessons.  We will be discussing and collecting data for our teacher portfolios on the following items:  posting of learning objectives, student understanding and explanations of what and why they are learning, ELA/Math/SS/SC non-negotiables (i.e. writing/reading workshops, anchor charts, close reading), Antonetti’s cube components (big idea thinking, high yield instructional strategies, engaging qualities of work), and co-teaching models.

On Thursday, January 16th all advisory teachers will be leading students during advisory class to fill out a chain link with a personal "kindness goal".  These individual goals for this semesters will be measurable and not "I will be nicer" kinds of goals.   On Friday, January 17th, these goals will be linked and displayed with our current chain in the hallway.

Pack the gym nights for girl's and boy's basketball games will be this month.  If you bring three non perishable food items to these designated games, you get in free.  Also, every member of your family can get in free with three additional food items each.  The boy's pack the gym night will be Tuesday, January 21st and the girl's pack the gym night will be Thursday, January 23rd.  We will donate the non-perishable items to our local food pantry.

IS News
“Students of the Week” are: Emily Hill, Harlee Fenton, Savannah McIntosh, Brittany Quinn, Jesse Allshire and Gunner Tweedie.  We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds. Our January “Students of the Month” were nominated and recognized by their peers for showing responsibility which is our new character trait. They are:  Chanie Campbell, Tommy Riffle, Aiden Parman, Owen Bailey, Emma Johnson, Jackson Peterson, Landon Fatino, Parker Snow, Kyleigh Roe, Carson Shoop, Austin Long, Abbie McKee, Brandon Baker, Nikki Clapp and Brittany Foley. We congratulate these students as well.

Students discussed and generated ideas regarding Responsibility during our morning motivator. Students shared that being responsible includes doing homework, completing chores including taking care of pets, using inside voices, having supplies, being proactive—not having to be told to do something, being organized, using kind voices, being quiet in the hallways, asking questions and more. Character education lessons regarding this trait are reinforced through guidance lessons and opportunities in each classroom.

Students are getting back into the swing of things after an exceptionally long winter break. Below in the first photo, 6th grade PE students selected to play kick ball on student choice day. Fifth grade students are using researching skills in the library during a lesson taught by Mrs. Halfmann. The final picture is from 5th grade science. Students are learning about the Big 6 skills approach to information problem solving. Students are outlining the material they research. They will be presenting the material in a “book” form such as a foldable, flat book, basic book, poster, etc. Students will be utilizing the 6 Traits in their final written product with a focus of adding the trait—voice. 


ES News
Teachers and students were happy to return to school last week.  Time was spent in classrooms recalibrating expectations, setting goals, sharing Quarter 2 data and writing about Winter Break festivities.  Each class has committed to working towards a 3rd Quarter goal; which we are displaying on our “You’ve Got Mail” bulletin board.  Last week concluded with Perfect Attendance parties in which  65 students were honored who did not miss a minute of instruction 2nd quarter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will kick off this week with our Celebration Assembly in which we will recognize achievement from 2nd Quarter.  Our assembly will be held at 2:00 in the ES gym and we will recognize success in both academics and character.  The assembly will conclude with a slide show compilation of 2nd Quarter.  All are welcome to attend.

This week our 4th Graders will head to the Nelson Art Gallery for a field trip with Mrs. Albin, their art teacher.  The students will tour the gallery and engage in activities at each stop along the way.  We are excited that our students will have this wonderful opportunity.

Teachers will spend 30 minutes this week engaged in discussions focused on 2nd Quarter data with the principal.  Each teacher will bring their collection of common assessment data in math, writing and reading along with the most recent Discovery Education results to the table. They will be asked to speak to that data.  Together we will look for trends in their data, analyze instructional practices that may have caused the trends and make decisions for 3rd quarter based upon this data.  
As always, it is a busy time at the Elementary School!


PS News
Primary School staff enjoyed a day of learning and preparation on January 3, especially with the "Book Creator" app on our iPads.  Even with two days off for weather, we accomplished a lot in the first week of 2nd. semester.  Teachers met at each grade level to review assessment data and revise students' RtI placements; new "coops" started on January 13.  We are celebrating our Discovery Education results:  the number of students scoring in the top two levels increased in all three grade levels in both reading and math.  Teachers and I are scheduling meetings soon with parents of students whose promotions may be in question.  Upcoming professional development includes co-teaching, using iPads in our classrooms, and RtI curriculum revisions.

 

District News - December 17, 2013

HS News

The last few weeks of the first semester are always very busy, as the excitement grows for winter break along with the many school activities that we have going on.  This past week, Mrs. Carrie Hardin hosted a used book fair along with a game night in our Library Media Center.   The events were designed to allow students to be involved with the media center after school hours.  Both events were a huge success and there are plans being made for the next events in the media center.  Additionally, Mrs. Hardin is in the process of decorating the LMC. Part of her plan has been to create a “Book Store Feel” in this space to make it more welcoming to students and staff.  Check out the new chairs that have been added, the kids love them!

Student Council hosted the ever popular Grandparents Day at PHHS on December 10, 2013.  Despite the cold, over 300 grandparents attended to make lasting memories with their grandchildren.  The PHHS choirs, band, and cheerleaders were the featured entertainment as they performed for the grandparents. 




Pleasant Hill Activities…gearing up for the winter season!

Highlights:

  1. The fall sports season wrapped up the first week of December with the annual football banquet. The evening was filled with celebration of our football and cheer programs from this past fall. It is exciting to pass along that our football program enjoyed individual appointments to the all-conference and all-state teams. Josh Shewmaker and John Berry were recently recognized as finalists at the annual Simone awards. Josh made us proud in winning the Frank Fontana award which is equivalent to a “small class” Simone award for most outstanding football player.
  2. Speech & Debate is a young program that has experienced success early in their season.   Confidence is building within the program as we look forward to hosting our first Conference Speech & Debate Event February 12th.
  3. The Steve Leslie wrestling invitational held last week was an outstanding success. The Roosters placed 3rd of 14 teams and had three 2nd place finishes! Kudos to the wrestling program for hosting such a strong tournament.
  4. Concert season is about us as the choral and band programs within the R3 district are strutting their stuff for the holiday season. The band program will be performing Tuesday evening (Dec 17th) at 6:30pm. The choral program has performed at Crown Center and held a holiday concert last week. It is exciting to see these performances getting us into the holiday spirit.
  5. The boys basketball program will be traveling to William Jewell college over the holiday break to participate in their holiday tournament. The games are scheduled for December 27th, 28th & 30th.

 

We appreciate everyone’s attendance and support for our programs. Thank you for the positive reflection within our community and at our events. As always… “It’s a great day to be a Rooster/Chick!” Happy Holidays.

MS News
Last week before winter break is upon us, and PHMS is full of end-of-semester activities culminating in end of 2013 school-related performances.  On Saturday evening, the 14th, our middle school theatre arts classes performed.  We have spent the last 4-6 weeks working on developing these performances for the first ever round of “Shoestring Theatre”.  These were short plays developed in class, and in some cases directed by advanced theatre students.  This Monday & Tuesday evenings (the 16th & 17th) our middle school band and choirs will host December music concerts at the HS Performing Arts Center.  Middle choir performs Monday evening beginning at 7:30pm, and middle school band is Tuesday night beginning at 6:30pm.  On Wednesday, our yearbook staff will be busy taking middle school group activity pictures the first few hours of our day.  On Thursday, we have our last home middle school basketball game for December, beginning at 5pm in our middle school gym.  Middle school wrestlers also conclude their entire winter sports season with final away matches on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings.

Finally, Friday brings the last day of the semester and is full of fun, student-related activities during the morning hours.  We will be on the following special schedule:
7:35: Announcements/attendance in Advisory Class
7:40-8:40:  All advisories report to gym for first hour of Minute-to-Win It activities
8:40:  All students go back to advisory
8:45-9:10: Set-up for choir/band performances
9:15: Call all students/staff to gym for holiday music performances
9:20-10:00 Music performances:  Band performs first...then choir…students go back to Advisory by 10.
10:00: Tear down music equipment/set-up for Minute-to-Win It activities
10:20-11:30:  All advisories report to gym for second hour of Minute-to-Win It activities

IS News
“Students of the Week” are:  Kathy Wade, Gunner Tweedie, Shyann Jellison, Samantha Woods, Chayden Kirkpatrick, and Jessica Ross.  We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds. Our December “Students of the Month” were nominated and recognized for their kindness by their peers. They are:  Parker Phipps, Claire Kenyon, Belle Danner, Bryce Wilson, Mason Winfree, Evan Burns, Alli Redwine, Cole Jones, Lindsey Dobson, Dayton Little, Garrett Pierce, Wyatt Perkins, Hayden Cox, Rileigh West, Hanah Hocker and Dylan Watterson. We congratulate these students as well.

We will continue to build our culture and positive climate through an engaging and entertaining assembly on December 20. There will performances and events by our choir, STUCO, Positive School Climate (PSC) and our band. The assembly will begin at approximately 8:45am and last roughly one and a half hours. We invite you to join us! 

Holiday Reading and Math Challenge:
Our students are being invited to participate in a math and reading challenge over winter break.  Both challenges will provide our students an opportunity to practice their skills and grow as mathematicians and readers. Math teachers will be sending home a math packet in which students will be using numbers, pictures and words to solve a variety of math problems. This packet will be due by Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Students that have completed the packet in its entirety will be invited to a reward celebration on Wednesday, January 15th  during Rooster Time.  ELA teachers are encouraging students to read, read, read. Students simply need to keep track of the number of minutes they read over break using a calendar that will be provided to them; we ask parents to sign/initial the calendar. Students should total their minutes and return their calendar to school no later than Friday, Jan. 10. This challenge is a competition between homerooms on each team. The homeroom on each team with the greatest number of minutes devoted to reading will earn a bean bag chair and books for their classroom library/reading area.  We look forward to seeing all our students accomplish over break!

Music and Band:
Mrs. Schupp took students to Summit Woods Crossing Shopping Center in Lee’s Summit to go caroling. Our 5th grade choir performed for shoppers last Wednesday and our 6th grade choir performed last Thursday. This field trip was in lieu of the Crown Center performance. Students were excited to show off their musical ability and to brighten the day of others.  The 6th grade band will perform Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 at the high school PAC. It is amazing how far our beginning band students have come! Many of the band students started with little to no band/instrument knowledge or ability. They have transformed themselves. We invite you to attend this event.


ES News
Last week we were excited to welcome over 130 families to our first ever Elementary Extravaganza.  The evening’s activities far exceeded our expectations.  The entire Elementary staff participated in some capacity and over 300 people attended.   Below are some of the snapshots of the night.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Thursday, Mrs. Shaffer and Mrs. Reeves invited families to the Choir and Dance Crew performance.  Our gym was full of proud parents and excited students.  The choir performed a Christmas program complete with speaking parts, choreographed movements, and solos.  It was a wonderful display off talent.  This was followed by a Dance Crew performance of 60 students that filled the gym with their best moves.  The Dance Crew is an after school club that was idea of a  group of last year’s 3rd grade boys.  They petitioned me with their best persuasive writing to allow them to form a dance club.  Mrs. Shaffer and Mrs. Reeves agreed to sponsor and this year we started the club!!!   

This week we are administering common assessments in writing, reading and math.  Teachers are anxious to collect this data and celebrate student success.   We will end our week with a holiday sing-along in the gym at 10:15.  It’s been a busy 2 weeks, but we have made great memories along the way!

PS News

The Primary School is filled with good cheer and wishes for Santa.  Santa visited at a PAT evening event and will come to kindergarten classrooms on Dec. 20.  Kindergarten classes all scheduled grandparent visits, with activities and songs.  1st. graders wrote letters to Santa for the PH Times.  2nd. graders participated in “Around the World” activities one week, visiting “countries” such as Australia, England, Japan, Germany, and Ireland in different classrooms and learning about holiday traditions and cultures.  All grades enjoyed the Scholastic Book Fair in the library, and took the Discovery Education online assessment in both reading and math in the computer lab. 

Teachers are continuing book studies of Boys Adrift and 7Keys to Reading Comprehension and meeting to collaboratively score students’ writing.  Grade level reps are completing pacing guides for math aligned with the Missouri Learning Standards.  We’ll be busy with professional development on Jan. 3 before we know it!

 

District News - December 3, 2013

HS News
Pleasant Hill High School will be hosting one of two ACT testing sessions of the year on December 14, 2013.  On December 3, 2013, PHHS will be offering an ACT workshop to students that are registered to take the ACT in December or plan on taking for the ACT in February.  Currently, 52 students are registered for the workshop.  Teachers will provide targeted instruction to groups of students based on previous ACT or PLAN scores.  Additionally, students will take a released test from ACT to practice.  These tests will be scored and returned to students so that they have a general idea of their ACT composite score range.  This data will also provide them with areas of strengths and weaknesses so that they may further prepare for a successful ACT.  We hope to prepare our students well so that we can improve on our excellent ACT average composite of 22.1 last year. 
Pleasant Hill Activities…gearing up for the winter season!

Highlights:

  1. Our winter activities are off to a great start! We started the season off with two purple & gold nights. The basketball teams strutted their stuff on Monday Nov. 18th and the wrestlers held a mock duel on Thursday Nov. 21st. Each were attended very well by Pleasant Hill parents and fans getting the winter sports season kicked off with enthusiasm!
  2. The annual football awards banquet is being held on Wednesday December 4th at 6:30pm. Come out an help celebrate the outstanding season of our Rooster football team and the football cheerleaders.
  3. The basketball teams are off to an outstanding start with varsity wins this past week for both teams. The girls defeated Clinton and the boys defeated Butler. The boys return to action Tuesday night at Smithville; games start at 4:30pm and the girls begin the Blue Springs South tournament on Monday the 9th; 5:30pm against Columbia Battle high school.
  4. The wrestlers are participating in a tri-dual on Tuesday December 3rd; 6pm. The annual Steve Leslie Invitational will be held Friday and Saturday Dec. 6th & 7th at Pleasant Hill High School. Come out and support your Rooster wrestlers!

It is an exciting time to be a Rooster and a Chick! Come out and support our programs every chance you get!

 

MS News
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Middle school winter activity season is well underway!  The 2013 wrestling season kicked off on Tuesday, November 26 at the Middle School in a quad with Oak Grove, Grain Valley, and Holden.  The team this year is made up of eighteen 7th & 8th grade boys, who for the most part are new to the sport, but they are eager to learn.  Our team will wrestle a jam-packed schedule beginning this week with 5 additional meets and 2 tournaments, all before winter break!  
Basketball also fills up almost every evening this week, with middle school basketball players holding our first home game Tuesday evening in our middle school gym beginning at 5:00pm.  As reported by our boys’ basketball coaches last week, “We're a couple weeks into practice and just starting to get into the really fun stuff.  We are looking forward to seeing how much the 7th grade boys can develop between now and the end of January.  The 8th grade boys team is improving each practice.  We expect the team to continually improve throughout this season as well, and we look forward to a successful year.  Games start right after Thanksgiving and the boys are excited to start competing!”  The boys teams will be coached again this year by Stephen Reese & Jason Woodson.
Tammy Kirchhofer will also continue to coach our middle school girls this season, and she will be joined by new middle school coach Wes Thompson.  Coach Thompson shared his thoughts about this year’s team, “Since this is my first year coaching middle school girls, we have been concentrating on the fundamentals.   Everyone has improved over the past few weeks and is anxious to begin the season.  The girls start off with a tournament in Grain Valley.  We look forward to a successful season!”
IS News
“Students of the Week” are:  Sarah Watson, Jeremyah Knapp, Alania Demoure Umscheid, Patrick Brunell, Kohlin Rahe and Cara Faherty.  We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds.

We would like to thank everyone that helped make the food drive a success! PHIS collected 300 items for the food pantry. Our school had the greatest number items collected in the District. Mrs. Ellen Reynolds, STUCO sponsor, organized a competition between the 5th and 6th grades to see which grade could collect the most. Both grade levels collected approximately the same number of items (only 3-4 items difference between the two) so the entire school earned a popcorn party. The generous support speaks volumes about our community—our parents and students!! PHIS selected the donation of $500 from the Pleasant Hill Bank to go the Meals on Wheels. We thank everyone that helped make this drive a success!

On December 3 at 7pm our fifth grade students will participate in D.A.R.E. Graduation. Students have been working hard over the course of the last ten weeks with Officer Chris Eddleman. Students learned about the D.A.R.E. decision making model, self awareness and management, understanding others, relationship and communication skills and handling responsibilities and challenges. Students concluded the program by writing an essay. Students have been using their 6 Trait skills as they have been writing an informative paper. We thank the Cass County Sheriff’s Department for providing this educational experience to our students. It is exciting to witness our students pledge to lead a drug-free life.

Our students will begin the second Discovery Education test this week. Various classes will continue to test through next week. Teachers will be analyzing data and comparing the first DE test to this current one. They will be asking questions such as:  how are students progressing?, what are we doing for those that are not making adequate progress?, and what enrichment is being provided for students that need to be challenged?

We are still continuing with professional development on a regular base. Over the next two weeks several IS teachers on participating in iPad PD, science PD, social studies PD and our entire staff will be learning more about the 6 Trait of Writing, “Voice” and about specific techniques regarding Whole Brain Teaching. 

ES News
On November 22nd our Student Leadership Club welcomed over 300 parents to our Muffins with Mom event where we collected hats, mittens, and canned goods.  Amazing Cakes gave us a wonderful discount on their delicious muffins and PTO provided monetary assistance as well.  It was huge success!

 

 

 

 

Last week, students enjoyed learning about Mrs. Herrera’s favorite author, Chris Van Allsburg.  Each class spent 30 minutes engaged in an author study and practiced their inferential thinking skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ES Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, November 26th.  Two finalists from each classroom participated and after an hour of intense competition, 7 superior spellers were selected to advance to the district bee on January 28th.

All participants                                                            Finalists
This first week of December, students will be engaged in Discovery Education testing and teachers will begin preparing students for 2nd quarter Common Assessments in reading, writing and math.  Teachers who were involved in last month’s ELA professional development at Central Office will be sharing their learning on “Right is Right” tomorrow at the staff meeting.  This video and article explores the concept that as teachers we must set and defend high standards of correctness in our classrooms.  This Friday, December 6th new teachers will have a release day to spend with Mrs. Herrera to capture the professional development and learning that occurred last year.  The day will include information on lesson planning, balanced literacy, writing instruction and active engagement. 
Finally, every classroom is preparing for the Elementary Extravaganza which will take place on December 10th from 6:00-7:30pm.  The Extravaganza will feature stations that parents and students can visit.  The stations include: I-pads, 4th grade music videos, brewing writer’s café, family fun in the gym, scavenger hunt in the library, Sumdog in the computer lab, science experiments, and so much more!    We are excited about this amazing opportunity to showcase our students. 

PS News

Last week, students and staff celebrated Thanksgiving with Native American crafts, songs, and feasts.  Students returned to school on Dec. 2 to Discovery Education benchmark online assessments in the computer lab in both reading and writing.  1st. and 2nd. grade teachers have met to develop ELA grading components and pacing guides for the transition to standards-based reporting, which will be used next year. Rooster Time reading groups (our coops and barnyards) will continue to meet through Dec. 19, and staff will review progress monitoring data for growth.  Grade level reps are meeting with me to plan pd activities for staff on Jan. 3. Upcoming events for students include the 2nd. grade PTO performance at the high school PAC on Dec. 3, grandparents’ visits and activities in each kindergarten class, the PTO Holiday Shop on Dec. 7, and the Scholastic Book Fair in our library the week of Dec. 9.

Safety Committee
The monthly District Safety Committee met on November 21, 2013. In attendance this month was building and central office administrators, nursing staff, technology staff, teachers, and Mark Largent of the Pleasant Hill Police Department. 

The meeting began with discussion of CERT Training to take place for safety team members.  CERT training covers emergency first aide, search and rescue, etc. The training will occur on January 3, 2014 from Noon until 3:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  

Andrew Guyer of the IT team reminded everyone that SPAM is more prevalent during this time of the year. The IT department will email staff to remind them to think twice before opening an email or attachment. Janis Yokley informed the group that a protocol for bringing servers up in case of disaster is being developed and will be shared with administrators at a later date. 

Annie Vaughn from the nursing department reported that the breathing treatments and EPI Pens have been placed in nursing offices and training has occurred.

The activity of the month for the building was to perform an intruder drill. An update was given on the status of safety supplies to be used in case of an intruder.

The committee reviewed signage indicating “no weapons allowed” to place at the entrance of all buildings.  Discussion took place regarding how staff and administrators should handle someone who is carrying a weapon on school grounds and the importance of notifying police immediately.

The committee concluded the meeting by discussing items that were mentioned on the recent parent survey.

 

District News - November 18, 2013
HS News
In the classroom this week, teachers will be using their last full, uninterrupted week of instruction to focus on close reading in their content areas.  Additionally, teachers will be implementing the use of the iPads in their lesson plans as a result of their professional development sessions on November 15, 2013.  On that day, the teachers in the iPad classrooms presented four different apps that teachers could immediately use in their lesson plans to impact student learning.   

Pleasant Hill Activities… “It’s a GREAT Day to be a Rooster/Chick!”
Pleasant Hill Activities…what a fall season!
Highlights:

  1. The Hall of Honor nomination forms are due on December 1st, 2013. Information and forms can be found on the activities portion of the district website. Please contact the PHHS and Mr. Oliver with questions.
  2. Support of our activities this fall has been outstanding! The roosters supported what amounted to four fan support busses to the Rooster vs. Liberator game held last week in Bolivar including two spirit busses sponsored by the school district and a charter for adults sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Booster Club.
  3. The soccer team had a good run in the district tournament in Harrisonville. They won their first ever district game by defeating the Oak Grove Panthers. They then took the heavily favored and eventual district champion Harrisonville Wildcats to overtime before losing in the first minute of that overtime. Pleasant Hill should be proud of Coach Iantorno and his squad this season.
  4. The cross country team sent four of its members to the state cross country meet in Jefferson City last week. Each competed well on a very tough course!
  5. The football team completed its season in Bolivar with a good game in the district championship. It is clear that this group of young men did more than win ballgames this fall. They contributed to bringing a community together in full support of Pleasant Hill activities entirely.
  6. The drama department just completed a successful run of this year’s musical “Shrek, The Musical”. The performers were outstanding and the show was highly entertaining. Kudos to Mr. Berry and Mrs. Dollins for leading this wonderful production.
  7. A fall awards night will be held Wednesday November 20th, at 6pm for the boys soccer, cross country & volleyball programs. It’s an exciting time to reflect and honor their successful seasons this past fall.
  8. Four young ladies are slated to sign National Letters of intent to attend various colleges and universities at 7:15am Tuesday at PHHS. Please join us as these student athletes commit to represent Pleasant Hill as they move on in their playing careers.
  9. The Annual Show will be presented on Friday November 22nd; 7pm. Tickets are $7.
  10. Finally this week… The winter sports season kicks off Monday with the Basketball Purple & Gold night to be held at 6pm in the high school gym. The wrestling program will hold their Purple & Gold matches on Thursday night this week at 6pm. This is a slight change from what has been done in the past. 
  11. Take a look at @PHHSactivities on Twitter and be sure to check scheduling at www.missouririvervalley.org for your favorite activity.

It is an exciting time to be a Rooster and a Chick! Come out and support our programs every chance you get!

MS News
   
On Friday, November 15 our staff spent the day in further professional development training geared directly at our building’s priority goal related to increasing student engagement, classroom management techniques, and impacting classroom curriculum and instructional practices.  Each staff member received training on techniques 15 & 22 (circulate & cold call) and will be focusing on effectively implementing these techniques in their own classroom immediately.  Teachers also worked with several apps on iPads creating their own informational videos on classroom management techniques and engagement strategies related to building character and trust in a classroom setting.  To view some of these teacher created videos, please visit this link http://phmsdaniel.blogspot.com/ .

Beginning this week, our students will be taking the second round of Discovery Education assessment in the two areas of ELA and math.  Results will be immediately available for teachers to analyze with their students right after Thanksgiving break.

Middle school fall sports have concluded, and practices are well underway for winter activities for wrestling and basketball.  Further, the middle school musical has been announced and students are busy preparing musical auditions for The Little Mermaid Jr.  You can follow the musical work, news, practice information at this link  http://phmsmusical.blogspot.com/.  Finally, we kick off our first home middle school winter sports activity on Tuesday evening, November 26 at 5pm in our middle school gym with home wrestling. 

IS News
“Students of the Week” are:  Aiden Moore, Carly Rogers, Dayton Little, Christian Bowman, Karis Bloom and Kaemyn Stidham.  We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds. Our November “Students of the Month” were nominated and recognized for their kindness. They are:  Niki South, Jasmine Brown, Jaden Greenwood, Samuel Gray, Cole Swofford, Ashlynn Keilholz, Ethan Campbell, Karleigh Ogan, Brooklyn Chambers, Jenna Marconett, Maddy Zvacek and Tobin Wise. We congratulate these students as well.

This week is American Education Week. The purpose behind American Education week is to spotlight the importance of every child in American receiving a quality, public education from kindergarten through college. Our Positive School Climate Committee has daily events planned to recognize and celebrate support staff, school board members, bus drivers, teachers and students.

PHIS is partnering with Southwest Food Service. All students participated in a writing assignment explaining their interest in the culinary arts and why they wish to be a chef for a day. Eight of our students were selected and will help prepare food on Wednesday under the direction of Sam Hudgins. Our Roving Chefs are:  Gissell Garcia, Tate Stockstill, Dylan Mazy Franks, Marissa McCormick, Maddie Roeder, Grant Wilson, Andrew Brownsberger and Abbie McKee. They will learn about nutrition and will be allowed to eat the lunch they prepare.

Teachers just completed a full day of professional development this past Friday. There was a focus on iPads, the common core state standards, and curriculum writing. We also had an introduction to information from a new book study that the elective teachers are reading titled, Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids. This week we will continue professional development as we meet during team planning periods and have data discussions. We will use the data to reflect on our practices as well as to help us drive our instruction and meet the needs of our students.

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vet breakfast 1.JPGvet breakfast.JPGLast Monday we welcomed over 100 Veterans and their guests for breakfast.  They enjoyed egg casserole, hash browns, fruit, juice and coffee.  Southwest foods did a wonderful job with the meal and our distinguished guests offered many compliments.  Mrs. Young’s third grade class interviewed several of the Veterans for a research project they were doing in conjunction with the holiday.

 

 

Nov 15 -1.JPGTeachers enjoyed their Professional Development Day on Friday, the 15th as they immersed themselves in cooperative learning activities while getting acquainted with the I-pads and the application “Explain Everything.”    The ES staff continues to embrace excellence and strives to make instruction as engaging as possible.  It was a great day of collaboration.

This Friday, we will host our Muffins with Mom event.  We are expecting close to 300 guests and our Student Leadership Club is preparing to collect hats, scarves and mittens while they make them feel welcome.  Thank you to PTO for funding this event and to Amazing Cakes for giving us such a great price on muffins for our moms.  This week we will also honor the work of our paraprofessionals by recognizing them on Wednesday with notes, songs and small tokens of our gratitude from staff and students. This Thursday, Mrs. Haines will host a Family Fun Night in the gym where parents and students can enjoy games and physical activity together.   It’s going to be a great week!

PS News
The Primary School students and staff are busy with one seasonal event after another.  We celebrated Red Ribbon Week and Fall parties, then hosted Muffins and Mittens with Moms with great success, all with the help of our PTO, and now are preparing for Thanksgiving and December festivities.  Native American songs, art, and facts are integrated in activities at all grade levels.  2nd. grades are hosting grandparents for their holiday musical presentation on Nov. 26, and kindergarten classes have invited grandparents to participate in various projects (such as gingerbread houses) in December.  Students will take Test B of our Discovery Education online benchmark assessments in December, and we are looking forward to reviewing data to determine growth in reading and math achievement. 
Teachers participate in professional development regularly, and enjoyed a day of collaboration and learning on Nov. 15.  In addition to iPad activities and effective ELA instructional strategies, we are currently focusing on our building schedule, common instructional times, Readers' Workshop, and useful feedback from walk-through observations.

WCMMEA All District Honor Choir
On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, eight students from Pleasant Hill Middle School participated in the WCMMEA (West Central Missouri Music Educator's Association) All-District Honor Choir at the University of Central Missouri. These students auditioned in September, worked on the music after school and on their own throughout October, and then dedicated their entire Saturday to singing and performing with around 280 students in the West Central District. The choir director of the ensemble was Mrs. Elizabeth McFarland, a doctoral student at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She did a great job of encouraging these students to work hard, love music and to sing their best! Students pictured: Elizabeth McFarland rehearsing the West Central All-District Honor Choir in the University Ballroom at UCM.


District News - November 4, 2013
HS News
On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, PHHS will conduct a fall testing day.  Students at each grade level will be taking different tests that will help us gather additional achievement data.  Students in the ninth grade will be taking the Explore, while tenth and eleventh grade students will be taking the PLAN.  These tests are a measurement of academic progress within the ACT College and Career Readiness System of exams.  This data is used as an indication of how students’ educational progress relates to their post-high school educational and career plans.  Furthermore, this data is used for advising them of their course selections as they continue through high school. 
Explore Website: http://www.act.org/explorestudent//
PLAN Website: http://www.act.org/planstudent//

Students in the twelfth grade will be taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).   The ASVAB is an exam that will better assess a student’s practical knowledge and mental aptitude.  Students and parents will benefit from taking this test, by pointing a student into a more focused career or post-secondary option.  The following link includes information about the ASVAB, qualifying scores, and helpful resources to obtain their best score on the test: http://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/asvab

Highlights:

  1.  The Pleasant Hill community should be excited about the amount of growing support the student body seems to have for the various activities that are going on within our activities program. Student sections at athletic events are growing regardless of the event. This type of support and enthusiasm will build special memories for our students that will last a lifetime. Please encourage everyone you see to make a difference and continue to represent the Roosters and Chicks with professionalism and class.
  2. The lady Chicks volleyball team wrapped up a successful season bowing out of the district tournament last week in Nevada to a very good Carl Junction team. The ladies compete at a high level while supporting one another through thick and thin. Their teamwork is evident in how they practice and perform on the court. They’ve been a pleasure to watch this fall.
  3. The soccer team begins district play Monday November 4th, vs. Oak Grove. The first game will be played in Harrisonville at 7pm. The boys have been playing strong soccer as of late and have developed some momentum heading into the district tournament. If you see these young men, wish them luck and thank them for representing Pleasant Hill well.
  4. The cross country team wrapped up their season with a strong showing at the district track meet this past weekend at Ray-Pec High School. The ladies finished 5th as a team and the men finished 3rd. We had four state qualifiers, two men and two women, who will compete in Jefferson City on Saturday the November 9th. Wish them luck when you see them this week.
  5. The football team continues to roll with a convincing victory over Grain Valley on Halloween night. The Roosters are competing for a spot in the district championship, but must first defeat the Raytown South Cardinals this Wednesday night November 6th at home; 7pm. It will be our 7th home game of the year! Come out to support the Roosters as they do their best to win another for Pleasant Hill!
  6. The drama department is working hard to prepare this year’s musical “Shrek, The Musical”. Tickets go on sale Monday for this event to be held November 14th, 15th & 16th. Get your tickets today from the high school counseling center!
  7. Finally this week… The winter sports season is upon us as wrestling and basketball practice begins Monday November 4th. Purple & Gold night for basketball will be held on Monday November 18th; 6pm while and wrestling open house will be scheduled very soon on a different night.
  8. Take a look at @PHHSactivities on Twitter and be sure to check scheduling at www.missouririvervalley.org for your favorite activity.
  9. The Hall of Honor nomination forms are due on December 1st, 2013. Information and forms can be found on the activities portion of the district website.

It is an exciting time to be a Rooster and a Chick! Come out and support our programs every chance you get!

MS News

Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club sponsored a successful positive school climate week last week.  Students and staff showed a lot of creativity and fun as they dressed in costume!

Overall our building saw 77% of our students and parents for PHMS student-led parent teacher conferences last week.  What a GREAT turnout!  This week our 7th and 8th grade advisory classes who met their attendance goal will be eligible to participate in a reward luncheon at area restaurants on Nov. 7 & 8.  Students still have to provide their own lunch money, but we provide the transportation to local eating establishments and best of all: an extended lunch hour of an hour and ½ away from school!

The middle school library will be hosting a book fair during the week of November 11-14th.  On November 13th students are invited to wear pajamas to school to celebrate reading.   After school all students are invited to come and read in the library for our first annual read in. We will play a few games, read, and munch on graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate treats! We will hang out and read until 6pm and the book fair will be open until 7PM for students and parents to shop for great books!

On Friday, November 15 while students have the “day off” from school, our staff will be engrossed in professional development activities that directly impact their classrooms.  The day will be spent with all staff together participating in further professional development training geared directly at our building’s priority goal related to increasing student engagement, classroom management techniques, and impacting classroom curriculum and instructional practices.  To get a sneak peak at one of the classroom management/student engagement strategies being explored, you may view a short video clip related to one of the techniques that we will be discussing at the following You Tube link:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hshdSgAX9D0&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

IS News
“Students of the Week” are: Haylee Lewis, Carson Shoop, David Rivera, Nelson DesCombes, Carly Bowman and Nicole South. We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds.

Fifth grade Pumpkin Math was a big hit! Students participated in multiple activities regarding pumpkins last week. Activities included: creating a bar and line graph/plotting points on a graph, estimating height and circumference, measuring height and circumference, finding patterns, finding averages, and writing about math. The math teachers have been evaluating lessons/activities for rigor and relevance; this learning activity was practical, hands-on and relevant. Students thoroughly enjoyed math! These activities were carried over to students’ ELA classes where students discussed additional pertinent vocabulary and wrote a pumpkin plot. This writing piece will be scored using the 6-Trait writing scoring guide.

Last week our Positive School Climate Committee (PSC) sponsored a candy guess. Students had the opportunity to use their estimating skills to predict how many individual pieces of candy were in a large container. Our winner is Maddy Zvacek. She estimated there was a total of 1050 pieces of candy. The actual number was 1049 which she received as her prize. What great estimating skills!

Also last week, students voted on the Book Character Pumpkins. We have some very creative, talented students and staff members! Student winners received books and other various prizes. They also get to be librarian for a day during Rooster Time. We want to thank Mrs. Breitbach for organizing this event. Our winners are:
Honorable Mention:
Most Original- Samantha Woods
Most Spooky- Alaina Demoure-Umschied
Most Crafty- Jessica Ross
Most Hilarious- Bobbi Jackson

Student Winners:
2nd runner up- Addison Zurcher
1st runner up-Daria Bennett
Overall winners - tie between Analyssa Pence and Corbin Morgan

Staff Winners:
Runner up- Crystal Parson
Overall winner- Dana Demoure Umschied

This week the Education Foundation is kicking off its fundraiser. They will be selling the Education Funding Card that offers savings from fifteen different businesses from Back Yard Burgers to Paradise Park. The collection will take place November 11-18. We want to thank the Education Foundation for supporting our schools.

On Friday a few high school performers of the musical Shrek will be delighting us with a mini performance. This has always been a musical favorite; we are looking forward to this event. This is also a great way to promote our music program. Additionally, Mrs. Schupp’s music students are viewing snippets of this Broadway musical along with the HS performance. They are discussing what makes a good performance and why. Their goal is to use these qualities in their own performances.


ES News
Last week we finished our first quarter conferences where we shared not only grades, but testing results, reading logs, and writing samples.  Conferences were well attended and we are thankful for the opportunity to partner with parents.  On Thursday, October 31st, our room parents provided wonderful treats and games for our students during their fall parties.  Everyone had a great time and we are appreciative of the time and efforts of our parent volunteers.

This week, we will invite family members who are Veterans to our Veteran’s Day breakfast which we will host on Monday, November 11th.  We are excited to offer a complimentary breakfast to family members between 8:30-10:30 in our multi-room that includes, egg casserole, potatoes, juice, and fruit.    On Thursday, we will officially kick off our Education Foundation Major Saver Card Fundraiser and we will finish the week with a sneak peak performance by our High School thespians of Shrek, the Musical. 

Teachers continue to participate in many layers of professional development.  This week we are analyzing student work by comparing Reader’s Notebooks, initiating peer observations and focusing on the instructional strategy of similarities and differences.


PS News
Tricia Beaman posts ELA content that each grade is currently learning on her library “share board.” Learning continued to be a priority even with Red Ribbon Week, fall parties, parent/teacher conferences, and football mania.  Our building-wide conference attendance was 96%, and teachers are still trying to contact families that weren’t available. Primary School students enjoy visits from the football ambassadors on game days, so they are looking forward to continued wins!  Our big events this week are services from the Big Smiles Dental Program (free dental screenings and services for students with parental permission) and a mini-presentation of the high school musical “Shrek”.  Students are writing on cards for the Veterans’ Hospital and Veterans’ Home, and invitations for Muffins and Mittens with Moms on Nov. 13.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board presents MAP / EOC TrackMakers
The overall purposes of a recognition program are to build individual self-esteem, improve individual performance, retain quality employees, enhance individual and corporate pride, and provide reinforcement and reward for achievement toward the mission of the organization.   With these purposes in mind, the Pleasant Hill R-III Board of Education established a TrackMaker Recognition Program several years ago. 
This Fall, 566 students at the High School, Middle School, Intermediate School and Elementary School who earned ‘Advanced’ level on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and End of Course (EOC) exams last spring will be presented TrackMakers by the R-III School Board.

Students earning TrackMakers at the High School: EOC English 1: Maranda Arcuri, Phillip Bledsoe, Courtney Bonnett, Dalton Burge, Brylea Burkhart, Reagan Carr, Kaycee Clements, Chance Coday, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Malynn Creighton, Christian Durst, Garrison Fields, Joseph Gomez, Jacob Hardy, Levi Jack, O’tillia Jerabek, Kin John, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Marley Moran, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Levi Phipps, Nathan Ryan, Kaler Selvin, Brianna Shuler, Hunter Strain, Madolyn Swinney, Kevin Volland, Carly Voss, Margaret Waddle, Jacob Watson, Bailey Wileman, Joshua Young, Zachary Zieman. EOC English 2: Alexis Allard, Ethan Archer, Sara Baker, Courtney Bakken, Madison Barker, Christopher Barzilla, Riley Bonnesen, Levi Bryant, Maggie Burton, Tiffany Butler, Grace Dayson, Tyler Evans, Kyle Feeler, Jacob Fetters, Katherine Friederich, Susanna Goddellfields, Gillian Haight, Lauren Hawkins, Sarah Hoke, Caitlin King, Autumn Kirchhofer, Jacob Lauve, Lennon Leiker, William Livingston, Joseph Madison, Samantha McCarty, Kayla McDaniel, Kayla McKown, Elijah Mijares, Nicole Nulsen, Devon Peters, Caitlin Rash, Tyler Repp, Elizabeth Roberts, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Lewis Sharp, Kaytlinn Snoderly, Madison Stockstill, Samantha Stucker, Mackenzie Voorhees, James Wallace, Emma Widaman, Olivia Woodruff. EOC Algebra I: Phillip Bledsoe, Andrew Dobson, Levi Jack, Marley Moran, Keegan Ruckman, Kennedy Todd. EOC Algebra 2: Christopher Barzilla, Riley Bonnesen, Tristan Dooly, Tyler Evans, Kyle Feeler, Aaron McGraw, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Thomas Schaefer, Olivia Woodruff, Austin Young. EOC Geometry: Zachary Bates, Brogan Bellamy, Hannah Crawford, Malynn Creighton, Grace Dayson, Christian Durst, Garrison Fields, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Alden Millering, Emilee Nulsen, Devon Peters, Lewis Sharp, Brianna Shuler, Madolyn Swinney, Margaret, Waddle, Jacob Watson, Joshua Young. MAP Science: Josh Moore. EOC Biology: Lane Adams, Alexis Allard, Sara Baker, Courtney Bakken, Madison Barker, Christopher Barzilla, Hannah Beachner, Thomas Blair, Weston Boehm, Garrett Bolden, Riley Bonnesen, Kaylene Bramwell, Levi Bryant, Maggie Burton, Dillon Davis, Grace Dayson, Olivia Dotson, Renee Edenburn, Tyler Evans, Kyle Feeler, Jacob Fetters, Katherine Friederich, Lauren Hawkins, Ian Hodge, Spencer Homan, Cheyenne Jennings, Kirsten Kintz, Autumn Kirchhofer, Jacob Lauve, Joseph Madison, Kayla McDaniel, Elijah Mijares, Alden Millering, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Devon Peters, Nick Ralston, Elizabeth Roberts, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Emily Scholljegerdes, Lewis Sharp, Madison Stockstill, Molly Takacs, Makenzie Voorhees, Kai Wesemann, Emma Widaman, Zachary Winkler, Olivia Woodruff, Suzanne Young. EOC American History: Courtney Bonnett, Dalton Burge, Tyler Crane, Malynn Creighton, Christian Durst, Miles Friederich, Cameron Haws, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Long, Michael Miller, Colton Neill, Nathan Ryan, William Stanley, Jacob Watson, Bailey Wileman, Joshua Young. EOC Government: Hunter Anderson, Justin Bell, Kacey Breitbach, Katie Brenton, Krista Bricker, Greg Brundage, Alexis Caraker, Zachery Cohen, Tristan Dooly, Hannah Dustman, Brady Franklin, Cody Gaston, Kenton Hanifl, Heather Hughes, Alexander Hurd, Erica Loney, Mariahe Long, Moriah Longo, Aaron McGraw, Emily McKee, George Montag, Allison Novak, Alisha Price, Cole Reeves, Mackenzie Snyder, Taylor Stevenson, Micah Webber, Logan Woodall, Trevor Young. MAP Communication Arts: Kevin Aguilar, Griffin Ashcraft, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Megan Bauer, Hannah Beissel, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Lane Jellison, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Kirsten Medearis, Emma M Moore, Augustus Newberry, Graceann Ring, Jamie Ross, Paige Sailors, Drake Sivils, Racheal Snyder, Cody Suelter, Christina Waddle, Abigail Welther, Alexander Whittington, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder, Brooke Young. MAP Mathematics: Kevin Aguilar, Ethan Baker Arbuckle, Kylie Henry, Lane Jellison, James McGovney, Austin Rash, Paige Sailors, Jessica Turner, Austin White, Luke Woodall. EOC Algebra I: Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Donna Borer, Mathew Campbell, Rachel Dustman, Jacob Fisher, Kylie Heublein, Lauren Larkins, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Emma M Moore, Graceann Ring, Blake Rutherford. MAP Science: Kevin Aguilar, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Rachel Dustman, Jacob Fisher, Ian Heinrich, Hunter Kelley, Aidan Link, Emma M Moore, Racheal Snyder, Cody Suelter, Evan Williams, Colleen Wouters.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Middle School: MAP Communication Arts: Daniel Albin, Marissa Bowman, Sydney Bunch, Faith Griggs, Anastasia Hanes, Sophia Harvey, Mitchell Hayes, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Garrett Schick, James Schoenfelt, Joe Sosko, Mszayah Vanzant, Haley Wiggins.MAP Mathematics: Jeffrey Aguilar, Christian Atkins, Nathan Bledsoe, Marissa Bowman, Sierra Bowman, Sydney Bunch, Faith Griggs, McKenna Hanover, Mitchell Hayes, Madeline Helms, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Joe Sosko, Mszayah Vanzant, Stewart Watson, Haley Wiggins. MAP Communication Arts: Sandy Aguilar, Jordan Anderson, Emily Armstrong, Carly Barker, Mackenzie Beaman, Anna Boehm, Samara Bruno, Levi Cohen, Kacie Creighton, Rachel Denney, Makayla Devault, Autumn Ferguson, Tabitha Graham, Brett Greufe, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Ryan Hopkins, Richard Hughes, Eric Humphrey, Grace Keilholz, Brylee Langford, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Hailey Mahoney, Ashley McClenahan, Callie Miller, Alexandra Pierce, Mackenzie Robinson, Nicholas Ryan, Tanner Todd, Sidney Walters, Trent Wilson, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley.MAP Mathematics: Jordan Anderson, Carly Barker, Matthew Blair, Levi Cohen, Michael Denney, Rachel Denney, Shawn Gallagher, Brett Greufe, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Eric Humphrey, Skyler Kirchhofer, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Alexandra Pierce, Samantha Rohne, Nicholas Ryan, David Shanks, Trent Wilson, Michael Wright, Evan Yokley.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Intermediate School: MAP Communication Arts: Jesse Ailshire, Jenna Avery, Drake Beaman, Joliana Canaan, John Carter, Morgan Corbin, Dominique Criscione, Isabella Danner, Canton Elliott, Alexandra Good, Kaylyn Goodman, Silas Gray, Connor Hardin, Claire Kenyon, Evan Knapp, Brock Koehler, Wyatt Lawrence, Ethan Longo, Braden Lust, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Elizabeth May, Isabella McCarty, Chance Milbrandt, Evan Miller, Karleigh Ogan, Joseph Ore, Aidan Parman, Zion Patterson, Isabelle Proudfit, Alexandria Redwine, Kooper Reed, Caitlyn Rogers, Jessica Ross, Tyler Rowe, Aubrey Schirlls, Aubrey Scott, Regan Shouse, Averie Snyder, Olivia Trask, Alaina Umscheid, Bryce Wilson, Tobin Wise, Alyssa Ziegelbein. MAP Mathematics: Drake Beaman, Allee Brattin, Evan Burns, Jacob Conine, Canton Elliott, Landon Fatino, Connor Hardin, Emily Hill, Braden Lust, Kyleigh Marley, Evan Miller, Karleigh Ogan, Kooper Reed, Kaemyn Stidham, Tobin Wise. MAP Communication Arts: Logan Bailey, Brandon Baker, Makayla Blevins, Conner Bracken, Brian Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Kylie Campbell, Truman Cartner, Grace Chambers, Mellissa Christopher, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Chance Elam, Desmond Ewing, Jaden Greenwood, Jordan Hoerl, Angeleena Hook, Austin Long, Michael Maasen, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Alexandria Prosser, Jayden Reyes, Abigale Rice, Simon Scott, Dawson Sivils, Cole Swofford, Wesley Tabai, Sarah Watson, Morgan Wehner, Brylee Wells, Morgan Wilhite, Grant Williams. MAP Mathematics: Logan Bailey, Collin Brockman, Truman Cartner, Katie Clay, Jaden Greenwood, Jeffrey Hatfield, Emma Kirchhoff, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkins, Julia Longmeyer, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Garrett Pierce, Dawson Sivils, Megan Swinney, Cole Swofford, Rileigh West, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Wilson. MAP Science: Logan Bailey, Conner Bracken, Collin Brockman, Brian Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clapp, Austin Dinges, Desmond Ewing, Jaden Greenwood, Jeffrey Hatfield, Dayton Little, Julia Longmeyer, Michael Maasen, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Garrett Pierce, Jayden Reyes, Dawson Sivils, Amos Springer, Thomas Swilley, Megan Swinney, Cole Swofford, Wesley Tabai, Margaret, Tribble, Gunner Tweedie, Sarah Watson, Morgan Wehner, Morgan Wilhite, Grant Williams, Grant Wilson.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Elementary School: MAP Communication Arts: Sofia Abney, Walker Aldrige, Sara Alton, Isabel Bakken, Rylie Barker, Riley Cole, Madelyn Davis, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Kiley Faust, Dharma Gilsdorf, Emma Heitman, Hayden Hocker, Malorie Hubert, Bella Jensen, Wyatt Leyda, Kylie Lloyd, Grace McKee, Elliott Moore, Ryan Perisho, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Jaydon Shuler, Cole Simmons, Olivia Toler, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods. MAP Mathematics: Walker Aldrige, Isaac Bledsoe, Riley Cole, Jacob Elliott, Madalynn Fatino, Kiley Faust, Malorie Hubert, Grace McKee, Gavin Rogers, Jaydon Shuler, Sarah Wilhot.


District News - Oct. 21, 2013
HS News

Teachers are making preparations for Parent/Teacher Conferences that will take place on Thursday, October 24th and on Tuesday, October 29th.
 
Students in the Floriculture/Greenhouse class in the Agriculture Department have been working on planting poinsettias in preparation for the Holiday season.  During the past several weeks, Mr. Keilholz and his students have made many repairs to the greenhouse to make it operational again.  This project is a culminating activity where students all have to consider many factors to successfully grow poinsettias.  Furthermore, this is a fundraising opportunity for the FFA as they plan to have these plants for sale during the holidays. 

 

Highlights:

We are proud to learn that the fall athletic teams have named 46 of our student-athletes as Academic MRVC All-Conference teams!  These student-athletes have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or better while lettering and competing for our programs. This number does not include the numerous students who also achieve academically within fall cheerleading and marching ban.

The Rooster football program received positive accolades from the officiating staff this past Friday night. The officials mentioned after the game how exemplary our players and coaches were in the area of sportsmanship during the win vs. Excelsior Springs. That win puts the Rooster’s record at 8-0 heading into the last week of the regular season vs. Harrisonville. (**Note:  The first district game will be played on October 31st, 2013 at 7pm. We are planning on a home event that evening! We will know more the morning of October 26th.)

The Pride of the Hill came back to Pleasant Hill late Saturday night boasting a 4th place finish at the Missouri Day Festival in Trenton, Missouri. Kudos to Mr. Twenter and the band for being good sports last Friday night despite the rain and the cold during our senior night festivities

Senior night…Fall 2013! Pleasant Hill High School and the community celebrated the fall seniors at the football game this past Friday night. We honored 44 seniors and their parents! Lots of smiles and a few tears were shed…along with a Rooster victory!

In the coming weeks district play begins for football (Oct. 31st), soccer (Nov. 2nd, Harrisonville), cross country (Nov. 2nd Ray-Pec) & volleyball (Oct. 28th, Nevada). Make it out to support your Roosters and Chicks!

The Rooster soccer team had a successful couple of weeks gaining overtime victories vs. Excelsior Springs & Sedalia Smith-Cotton. The team defeated O’Hara this week to secure the program’s first winning season in its history! District play for the soccer team will begin the week of November 4th. Senior night is Thursday October 24th.

Mr. Oliver’s Personal thought… It is extremely refreshing to see community and student support for our programs here at Pleasant Hill. There is a passion and a drive for not only our programs to perform well, but for our students to behave appropriately with professionalism and class! It is exciting to see and great to be a part of! Keep up the good work!

It is an exciting time to be a Rooster and a Chick! Come out and support our programs every chance you get!

MS News
Grade cards go home today!  The end of the first quarter has arrived, and this week our 7th & 8th grade students and teachers are finishing up practicing and preparing for the hosting of student-led parent/teacher conferences for next Monday and Wednesday evenings (October 28 & 30) from 4:30pm-8:30pm.  For the past several weeks, students have been putting together portfolios of academic work to showcase and define their strengths and weaknesses for each course that they are taking this semester. 

We continue to choose this type of parent/student/teacher conference format at the middle school level (6th year of implementation) because this style allows each student to play an important role in acknowledging his/her education responsibilities.  Each student has been given instruction, along with daily encouragement and time to prepare his/her portfolio under the guidance of his/her teachers.  Students have been responsible for organizing their portfolios with two pieces of choice work from every class, doing a self-assessment, along with a teacher assessed behavior sheet, and creating an action plan for academic growth and success. 

This “project” culminates next week as students “present & discuss” their portfolios with their parents and teachers and review first quarter grades.  Below is the schedule for these evenings, along with more detailed information.  If parents prefer a regular teacher/parent individual conference style without a student present, we still do offer time for this; however, we do encourage all to try the student-led conference approach as it helps with student accountability of their own grades and school work.  In the event parents would still like to request a private, traditional/individual teacher conference, they are encouraged to contact our office at 540-2149 to schedule an appointment time.

Eighth graders and parents meet in the gym while seventh graders and their parents meet in the cafeteria.  Individual tables will be set up in each location.   We ask parent/student sit with a teacher whom your child has for a class.  Students will present their portfolios to their parents, and a teacher will be at the table to answer specific questions and help guide the student through this process. Each conference takes approximately 10 minutes.

There is no need to make an appointment, just follow the schedule below: (unless you have a special concern that requires meeting individually with a specific teacher without your student present).

Monday evening’s designated schedule
4:30-5:30: Parents with student whose last name begins with A-M
5:30-6:30: Parents with student whose last name begins with N-Z
6:30-7:30: Those who could not make the above schedule
7:30-8:30: Requested private, individualized teacher conference w/out student (by appointment only, call 540-2149 if requested)
Wednesday evening’s designated schedule
4:30-5:30: Parents with student whose last name begins with N-Z
5:30-6:30: Parents with student whose last name begins with A-M
6:30-7:30: Those who could not make the above schedule
7:30-8:30: Requested private, individualized teacher conference w/out student (by appointment only, call 540-2149 if requested)

IS News
“Students of the Week” are: Olivia Trask, Jacob Baker, Garrett Pierce, Angeleena Hook, Chance Milbrandt and Ethan Beagle. We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds.
This week will be the start of second quarter and the introduction of a new character trait. We will be focusing on Kindness—what it “looks like” and “sounds like”. Teachers and Mrs. Bermel, our counselor, will be implementing character education lessons and activities throughout the quarter. We also look forward to students nominating peers in writing for “Students of the Month” awards based on kindness!

Our TrackMaker assembly is Wednesday, October 23. Students that earned Advanced on the MAP test last spring, along with their families, are invited to a breakfast prior to the assembly. I would like to thank Mr. Adamczyk, Mr. Kohler and Dr. Baker in advance for presenting the awards. We will be presenting 150 TrackMakers; we are very proud of our students’ achievements!

Thursday will be our first official Parent-Teacher Conference evening along with Tuesday, October 29th as our second official evening. Additionally, in order to accommodate all of our families, teaching teams have scheduled conferences at other various times and dates. School-home communication and partnerships are a vital part of a child’s education.  We look forward to conferences and sharing with parents as well as receiving feedback and answering questions.

ES News
This week at the ES, our focus will be recognizing students’ accomplishments and celebrating their successes. Last week, students completed the “Fall into Reading Challenge” and we are thrilled to report that students collectively read over 25,000 pages in two weeks.  Students who participated in the challenge will receive a certificate and a snack on Wednesday at our Reading Celebration party.   On Thursday, we will have our Perfect Attendance Celebration to honor those students who did not miss one minute of school first quarter.  On Friday at 9:30, at our Celebration Assembly, we will acknowledge first quarter accomplishments along with track maker awards.   It is sure to be happy and exciting week!

Teachers continue to be engaged in professional development at both the district and building level.   Last week, grade level representatives met at Central Office to continue to analyze math assessments, data and problem solving.   Every ES teacher met last week during their plan time to discuss the importance of making certain that we are not “under-serving” our students.  We focused on answering the Four Corollary questions that drive our professional learning community: What do we want our students to learn? How will we know they have learned it? What will we do if they don’t learn?  What will we do if students already know it?  This week we will collaboratively score our students’ writing to ensure that our expectations are calibrated and accurately reflect the proficiency expectations of the state’s writing rubric.

Next week, we look forward to meeting with parents to discuss their student’s progress at Parent Teacher Conferences.  We will also recognize Red Ribbon Week and PTO will sponsor our Fall parties on the 31st.   We are thankful for the opportunity to meet with parents and to have such a supportive parent organization. 

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PS News
Students and staff at the Primary School learned about Columbus Day and state facts for Missouri Day this week.  We continue to build our independent reading stamina.  My quarterly lunch with students who have read 100 books is Oct. 21.  We are looking forward to busy weeks of activities the rest of this month with kindergarten and early childhood field trips to a pumpkin patch, visits from the PH Fire Department, parent/teacher conferences, and fall parties in the classrooms on Oct. 31.  I have been meeting with teachers about the new Missouri Educator Evaluation System, co-teaching classroom models, and students’ progress in our Rooster Reading time. 



 

 

 

 

Academic Letters presented to HS students
This Fall, one hundred forty one (141) High School, students were presented Academic Letters on Tuesday, Oct. 8 for the 2012-2013 school year. Former PHHS graduate, CJ Hicks was the guest speaker.
To earn an academic letter, a student must earn a 3.5 or better GPA (grade point average) for the school year.

Earning academic letters were:
Sophomores – Madison Bailey, Courtney Bonnett, Dalton Burge, Kaycee Clements, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Kaitlin Dierking, Garrison Fields, Danielle Gerken, Mikalah Gibson, Cameron Haws, Levi Hayes, Felix Hernandez, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, O’tillia Jerabek, Madelynn Kahl, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Emma Moore, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Walker Reed, Nathan Ryan, Brianna Shuler, Joseph Smith, Sienna Smith, Madolyn Swinney, Jamie Vaughan, Claire Villegas, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Bailey Wileman, Joshua Young.

Juniors - 1st year – Ethan Archer, Courtney Bakken, Hannah Beachner, Brogan Bellamy, Sarah Hoke, Alexis Lynn, Kayla McDaniel, Devon Peters. 2nd year – Alexis Allard, Rebekah Anderson, Madison Barker, Riley Bonnesen, Kaylene Bramwell, Meredith Burns, Alexandria Burris, Hannah Crawford, Olivia Dotson, Renee Edenburn, Tyler Evans, Anderson Fields, Katherine Friederich, Susanna Goodellfields, Gillian Haight, Lauren Hawkins, Ian Hodge, Julianna Holquin, Spencer Homan, Cheyenne Jennings, Autumn Kirchhofer, Joseph Madison, Morgan Messick, Elijah Mijares, Noah Moore, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, Cassy Reeves, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Lewis Sharp, Samuel Smith, Kaytlinn Snoderly, Madison Stockstill, Molly Takacs, Marissa Thompson, Makenzie Voorhees, Kai Wesemann, Emma Widaman, Zachary Winkler, Olivia Woodruff, Suzanne Young.

Senior – 1st year – Tanner Beagle, Sheyanne Craig, Hailey Sadler, Allie Schwartz. 2nd year – Alexis Caraker, Brandon Clevenger, Bailey Heublein, Kiahla Kirchhoff, Haylee Newport. 3rd year – Kassidy Albright, Justin Bell, Kacey Breitbach, Krista Bricker, Jamie Brookshier, Abbie Brown, Haley Cash, Trenton Clarke, Zachery Cohen, Brooke Crotty, Benjamin Dobson, Hannah Dustman, McKenna Gates, Kenton Hanifl, Heather Hughes, Mallory Humphrey, Alexander Hurd, Schyler Johnston, Erica Loney, Mariahe Long, Moriah Longo, Emily McKee, George Montag, Allison Novak, Kristin Orpin, Haleigh Rottinghaus, Paige Shifflett, Hannah Shinn, Mackenzie Snyder, Rachel Triplett, Codi Winslow, Trevor Young and Allie Zahn.

 

 

District News for the week of Oct. 7
HS News

Pleasant Hill High School will host the Academic Letter Assembly.  This will be the twenty-seventh annual ceremony to recognize our students that excel in the classroom.  To be eligible for an academic letter, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA while enrolled in a minimum of six graded classes.  This event is one of the highlights of the school year as we welcome back a distinguished alumnus to address the students.   This year Mr. Chris Hicks will speak to the students about the value of setting goals, hard work, and determination.  We will recognize 131 students on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 for their outstanding achievement in the classroom. 

Pleasant Hill Activities… “It’s a GREAT Day to be a Rooster/Chick!”
What a time for Pleasant Hill Activities!

Highlights:

  1.  On September 26th, PHHS hosted its first cross country meet since 1999 out at Pleasant Hill City Lake. We started out small with our first meet, but the reviews were outstanding from parents and patrons. The efforts from our city officials, coaches and community members are much appreciated! We look forward to a bigger event next year!
  2. Homecoming week was outstanding! We had high levels of participation in all aspects of our school and community during homecoming week. The football game itself was packed with students and parents leaving an impressive vision in the minds of most who attended. Our kids were well behaved and extremely cooperative. Our alumni were impressed with the new facility and eager to return.
  3. The football program received team of the week honors from KCTV 5 and Hy-vee. They were also featured as the Fox 4 game of the week vs. Oak Grove on Friday October 4th. After winning vs. Oak Grove, Coach Roach and the Roosters improved their record to 6-0 on the season!
  4. The Pride of the Hill has started its competitive season in the past couple of weeks, traveling to Carrollton Band Day on September 28th and Central Methodist Band Day on October 4th.  Improvements are evident in their showing at both events as Mr. Twenter and the band are working hard to improve. The students are having fun and the parents are becoming more involved!
  5. The softball program secured a share of the MRVC West title this past week with a victory over Excelsior Springs. Coach Dowdy and the Chicks earned the #1 seed in their district tournament which will be played beginning on October 10th for the Chicks.
  6. Boys soccer enjoyed a successful week last week with victories against Oak Grove, Holden & Grandview. The programs arrow is pointing up!
  7. Girls golf is competing in their district tournament on October 7th. Pleasant Hill is hosting this tournament at Hoot’s Hollow this year. The team wrapped their regular season with a 4th place finish in the MRVC tournament. They’ve had 5th place finishes at Lawson, Odessa & Plattsburg tournaments.
  8. Volleyball continues their successful season with a JV tournament in Liberty, a Varsity tournament in Warrensburg and hosting a middle school tournament on October 5th. Their season will continue when district play begins on October 28th.
  9. Speech & Debate are preparing for some events coming up in Blue Springs (Oct 11th & 12th) & at Park Hill (Oct. 18th & 19th)
  10. The choral program will be hosting a pancake breakfast on November 9th along with a 5k run/walk fund raiser for the National Bone Marrow campaign.

Practices and rehearsals are evident everywhere you look at Pleasant Hill High & Middle Schools. The students and coaches are working hard to represent the Pleasant Hill community with professionalism & class in everything they do!

MS News

This week is a big week full of professional development training for our special services, social studies, and science department teachers.  On Monday, our special services self-contained teachers will further their iPad knowledge base and lesson building skills as they meet together to professionally develop related to iPads and special services initiatives.  On Wednesday, our K-12 science teachers will gather together as they begin their process of curriculum and instruction revision and refinement.  Likewise, on Friday, our K-12 social studies teachers will meet together in professional development time to begin looking at Common Core State Standards and the impact/shifts needed.

Also this week our English department is driving some of their curriculum/instructional changes during ELA classes.  On Thursday and Friday, all students will be given a first quarter common ELA assessment. This will assess Common Core State Standards:  Reading:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and Language: 4.   Students will begin by reading the nonfiction article “Two Days with No Phone.”  During the reading, students will construct a graphic organizer identifying the main idea and four supporting details found in the article.  Likewise, students will fill out a graphic organizer identifying the cause of each effect (given) found in the article.  Another part of the assessment will have the students answering six multiple choice questions and two short answer questions to test their knowledge by identifying the main idea and by making inferences.  Students will also complete a fill in the blank vocabulary review with a word bank of five vocabulary words.  Finally, students will be given an expository writing prompt to complete as follows:  Could you go two days without your phone?  Write an expository essay explaining your answer.  Use at least three reasons why or why not to support your answer.

IS News
“Students of the Week” are: Ben Swofford, Regan Shouse, Wyatt Perkins, Natalie Hopkins, Wyatt Lawrence and Rachel Wilhoit.  We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds. We have also started “Students of the Month”. As a reminder, students of the month are nominated and selected by their peers. Respect is the focus of the October nominations. The following students are recognized for being extremely respectful:  Evan Miller, Paige Gustin, Drake Beaman, Allee Brattin, Jenna Avery, Ashton Morris, Grace Chambers, Jayden Reyes, Megan Swinney, Maggie Tribble, Logan Bailey, Bethany Larkins, Rachel Wilhoit and Christian Bowman.

The book fair is coming to PHIS! The book fair will run all week; classes are scheduled to attend the fair and special activities have been organized. On Thursday, our students are invited to participate in Read S’More to celebrate reading. Students may wear school appropriate PJs to school and stay (with permission from a parent/guardian) after school for a read-in. The book fair is open late Thursday so parent and child may shop for books if they so desire.

Students have also been invited to participate in a book character pumpkin decorating contest.  The decorating actually takes place outside of school (no carving allowed); students bring their decorated pumpkins to the school library for a judging contest. There is a great example on display in the IS library. Stop by and see Greg Heffley, the main character in Diary of Wimpy Kid. Staff members are excited about this and are also participating. It is a fun activity that brings the arts and literature together—a creative way to promote a favorite book character.

Professional Development:  Most recently our teachers have received PD on the writing trait of Organization. This is a difficult trait for our students. The PD provided methods and activities that teachers can utilize to help teach this trait. We also start building-wide PD on iPads. We will continue to focus on the writing traits and iPads throughout the year. Social studies and science teachers will also start their PD journey this week.

ES News
It is hard to believe that the first nine weeks of school are drawing to a close. Last week, we concluded our first quarter Book Fair, PIE Nights for parents, and Discovery Education tests.  We are looking forward to Parent-Teacher Conferences and our First Quarter Celebration Assembly.

On Monday, October 7th, our specials teachers (PE, art, music, counselor and library) are combining forces to provide classroom teachers with a 2 hour plan period.  Teachers will devote this time to math and will specifically collaborate in regards to our math non-negotiables such as journals, problem solving and vocabulary.  While teachers are collaborating, our 4th grade students will rehearse for their upcoming music program and our 3rd graders will receive integrated instruction on famous Missourians.  You can watch our 4th Grade Music Program on Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00pm at the High School Performing Arts Center. 

This week marks the beginning of three new opportunities for PHES students. On Monday we will start our first layer of tutoring for students who are struggling.  Tutoring sessions are offered both before and after school by 8 different teachers and we hope to reach 40-50 students between now and winter break.  This week we will also launch our school-wide focus on fluency with our Response to Intervention time.  Each day, Monday-Thursday from 8:40-9:00 am, students will leave their classes to meet with their fluency teacher in a small group setting.  Depending upon their level of reading fluency students will receive instruction in phonemic awareness, reading fluency strategies, or reading comprehension.  Students who have already surpassed the correct words per minute target and are reading 130 cwpm or better, will use the Big 6 Research process to explore informational text. Finally, this week the PHES Reading and Writing Committee issued their first 100 Page Reading Challenge of the school year. They are encouraging students to “Fall into Reading” between October 7th and October 18th by reading at least 100 pages. 

PS News
Teachers at the Primary School have been as busy learning as their students in recent weeks.  We've had training and opportunities to collaborate on iPads, Library Media Centers and plans, math, reading, standards-based reporting, the new Missouri Educator Evaluation System, Common Core, and NBC Learn.  A group of 2nd. grade teachers observed at the elementary school and met with 3rd. grade teachers to see first-hand their ELA expectations at the beginning of the year.  We're seeing great things as students delve into independent reading and writing and technology. Watch for evidence of our learning and fun events on the district Facebook page.

 

 

District News for the week of Sept. 23

HS News
Homecoming week is upon us.  This is a very fun filled week for our students.  There are many activates planned such as float building, games, candidate assembly, and ending the week with the dance.  This week is organized by the PHHS Student Council sponsored by Chris Purnell and Carrie Ryerson.  This group does a great job of creating a high amount of school spirit throughout the week. Traditionally, this is a spirit week for our students as well where many of them participate in themed dress up days at school.  The themes for the week are: September 23: Decades Day; September 24: Twin Day; September 25: Fake and Injury Day; September 26: Class Color Day; September 27: Purple and Gold Day. 

What a great week to be a ROOSTER!

In the classroom:
Our teachers participated in a Professional Development Day recently where they discussed teaching and learning in their individual content areas.  Many groups all used that valuable time to continue curriculum work, plan lessons together, plan for student assessments. 

So many exciting events are taking place this fall within the activities at Pleasant Hill High School & Pleasant Hill Middle School! The fall season kicked off with a bang with the annual Purple & Gold night held on the high school & middle school campuses. Over 300 students participated in the event including all six fall athletic teams, the Pride of the Hill marching band, the cheerleaders and even the school’s vocal music department participated as all members of the teams who are involved with choir were invited to sing the National Anthem. The night was full of energy and excitement as the students were able to “show off” the Pleasant Hill pride to parents and patrons for the first time.

New to the activities department this year is our twitter page (@PHHSactivities). It is a place where members of the schools and community can follow activities as they are being reported to administrators. You will find pictures, scores and updates on this page along with times for scheduled meetings, etc. It is a cool way to keep up with the activities involving High School & Middle School activities.

Eklund field is an outstanding venue for our schools and our kids! Never before has the field been so useful and benefitted so many organizations. The new turf field and resurfaced track provides multiple opportunities for our sports teams and our band program to work, practice and play in a first class facility. Thanks all around to the people and patrons who have made this project possible. The schools will reap its benefits for years to come!

The softball field received an upgrade this season. Over the summer a new concession stand, restroom and press box facility was built. Again thanks goes out to all involved in making this project happen. No more standing in line at a port-a-john! This is a reflection of the type of professionalism and class that makes up the Pleasant Hill community.


What’s Happening?

-Pleasant Hill will be hosting its first Girls District Golf tournament at Country Creek this fall. The date will be October 7th.
 
-The football program is experiencing success as it is currently 4-0 heading into homecoming week. The homecoming football game will be Friday September 27th at 7pm.

-The Chicks softball program is currently 15-5 on the season and making a push toward district play.

-The Chicks volleyball program is enjoying a successful season experiencing a very challenging schedule in pursuit of another MRVC Conference Championship.

-The boys soccer program got off to a hot start winning the Center soccer tournament to open the year!

-The Pride of the Hill marching band and color guard will begin their competition season this week with trips to Carrollton, Fayette and Trenton Missouri

Again! This is an outstanding place to be and a wonderful learning environment for our kids… truly “A great day to be a Rooster/Chick!”

MS News


In celebration of Homecoming week, our students/staff are participating in festive, school spirit activities planned by our new student council members.

Monday: Favorite Sports Team
Tuesday: Pirates/Ninjas
Wednesday: Twin Day
Thursday: Super Hero Day
Friday: Purple/Gold Day (Gold = 7th grade / Purple = 8th grade)

For the past few weeks, our student council students have been gathering ideas and planning Homecoming/school spirit activities to culminate this Friday for Homecoming.  On Friday, we will have each of our classes for a "normal" class lesson, although it will be a shortened period.  At the end of the day, we will have a special pep assembly, led by our PSC & Student Council who have FUN homecoming activities planned for it!  Friday’s school schedule is as follows:

1st - 7:35-8:01
2nd - 8:06-8:32
3rd - 8:37-9:03
4th - 9:08-9:34
5th - 9:39-10:05
6th - 10:10-10:36
7th- 10:41 (dismiss to gym for assembly)
10:45-11:30 assembly

This week we also begin gearing up for our student-led parent teacher conference which will be hosted on Monday and Wednesday, October 28 & 30 from 4:30-8:30 p.m.  Since this is one of the first “experiences” of leading their own meeting with adults (parents and teachers), discussing grades, and goal-planning for our 7th grade students, we spend four designated days building-wide in planning and organizing student portfolios, practicing communication and goal-setting skills, and working jointly between students and all teachers to prepare for successful student-led conferences.  This Thursday, is our first building-wide focus day to begin this process.  Conferences are 4 weeks away, and we will be ready!

IS News
 
“Students of the Week” are:  Averie Snyder, Thomas Swilley, Trenton Long, Rileigh West, Maddy Zvacek and Evan Knapp. We congratulate these students for their outstanding character and deeds

It is Homecoming week! Students are really excited for our spirit days which are:   Monday- Pink and Bling (3rd Annual), Tuesday- Movie Star Day, Wednesday- Duck Dynasty, Thursday- Super Hero Day and Friday- Purple and Gold Day. Last week, student council members dressed up and modeled in the morning motivator what each of these days can "look like".  This was a great introduction that caused excitement. Everyone is looking forward to showing their spirit and support for the Roosters!


ES News
Last week we hosted our first PIE (Partners in Education) Night of the year for parents of 3rd graders and will follow up this week with a PIE Night for parents of 4th graders.  During PIE Nights this month, parents receive information about our emphasis on Independent Reading, reading logs, Seven Keys to Comprehension and conferencing with students as they read.  All those in attendance enjoy conversation and pie as well. 
 
PD.JPGOn Friday, the 20th, teachers were engaged in professional development activities that aligned to our MAP data analysis.  Previous content standard analysis revealed that we need to explore instructional strategies that allow students to edit for spelling, capitalization and punctuation.  Teachers gained insight from the book we have been studying: Fountas and Pinnell’s, Guiding Reader’s and Writers and other word study tips that were presented. We are anxious to weave these mini lessons into our ELA instructional block.

 

 

 

notebooks.JPGStudents are immersed in their new Reader’s Notebooks.  The notebooks house all of the information that is specific to their independent reading progress.  It includes the list of books they have read, conference notes, letters to the teacher, and genre requirements. We plan for these notebooks to travel with the students for the next 2 years so that progress can be seen over time.  Teachers will conference with the principal and reading specialist this week to share their progress in regards to conducting reading conferences with their students.

Students will begin taking the Discovery Education Reading and Math test this week in our computer lab.  It is our hope by waiting to test students later in the window then we did last year, we will be able to get a more accurate assessment of their reading level at this time.  This coupled with mid-term progress will help us set a course for success over the next few months.

We are excited to celebrate Spirit Week this week and we will be showing our support in the following ways: team jersey day, hat day, pajama day, crazy sock day and purple and gold day!   Staff and students will also honor Sereta Winkle and Dan Daugherty on Tuesday, September 24th in recognition of Custodian Day!  We are grateful for all the work they do to keep our building clean and running smoothly.

Go Roosters!

PS News
Primary School students are excited about so many activities and events:  High School Football Ambassadors, PTO fundraiser with prizes for sales, fall sports with city Park and Rec department, our Barnyard Round-Up to kick off Rooster Time, the annual school carnival hosted by Noteables, 1st. and 2nd. grade choir practice, and of course, Homecoming!  We will participate in Spirit Week with dress themes of our own, and students are making pennants for the parade in art class. 

All this excitement is providing lots of springboards for classroom instruction and student learning, such as writing personal narratives in 2nd. grade and learning to take photos with iPads in the library.  Teachers are collaborating and training together in district and building-level professional development sessions on ELA, math, iPads, MO Educator Evaluation System, and NBC Learn.  Kindergarten teachers are already working on standards-based report cards for this year, aligned with core academic standards.  We have reviewed benchmark screening results in order to group students for Rooster Time, and targeted reading instruction for small groups has started with 6 "coops" in K-1 and 5 in 2nd. grade.  First graders are well on their way to becoming authors!


District News for the week of Sept. 9
HS News

This past week at PHHS ended with a great pep assembly to welcome students back to school and to draw attention to the many Fall Sports that are underway.  The students in the gym showed a great deal of enthusiasm and school spirit.  The highlight of the pep rally was when the new staff participated in the school song, followed by a version from Henry Saubers.  It was a great day to be a Rooster!

In the classroom:
Our teachers are working on including NBC Learn into their lesson plans.  NBC learn is a resource that contains a collection of archived videos from NBC News.  Teachers continue to embed multiple forms of media to help improve student engagement and learning
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MS News

Pleasant Hill Middle School will begin our first round of Discovery Education testing.  All 7th and 8th grade students complete this online test 3 times per year to identify their strengths and weaknesses in the core area of mathematics and reading skills.  Individual student results are available immediately for teachers and students to analyze and work on Common Core objectives. 

We will also kickoff our fall middle school activity season this week.  On Wednesday, we are planning a short assembly to announce our fall sports, Student Council election results, and the fall play. Team introductions will be made, and we will also have a small pep band.  Mrs. Williams will lead us in the school's fight song.  Our home openers for middle school football and volleyball will commence Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m.

Our ELA teachers will be involved in all day professional development training on Thursday where they will explore their current work on the ELA non-negotiables.  They will delve into their current progress related to student reading and writing.  On Friday, our teachers who are involved in the “Connect Me” technology grant will continue their iPad training in a half day in-service professional development training.  

IS News
At the IS we will continue to recognize students for “Students of the Week”. Students are recognized by teacher teams for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to:  showing and giving respect, being kind and thoughtful, being responsible and persevering. Our students of the week are introduced every Friday in the Morning Motivator for the following week. Our students of the week this week are:  Tanner Graves, Hannah Hocker, Michael Giesbrecht, Jayden Dowdy, Tanner Reffitt, Claire Kenyon and Darren Byrd.

Our before and after school clubs and activities started last week. They are off to a great start. Research shows that students that are more involved at school have a sense of belonging and achieve more. It is wonderful seeing so many students get involved. Our clubs include:  Honor Choir, 3 different Math Clubs, Student Council, Intramurals, F.O.R., Youth for Truth, Positive School Climate, Study Buddies and Computer Club.

Students started Discovery Education testing last week and will finish on the 17th. This year students will be taking the Common Core Assessment instead of the Missouri test. We are eager to see how this test compares to the MO test as well as the released items from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Teachers will be busy analyzing data as soon as reports are available; they will use this data to help identify students’ strengths and weaknesses. This will help determine students that need additional support, tutoring and focus groups—RtI groups. Teachers will also create probes to monitor student growth.

I will be meeting with each team during one of their planning periods this week to discuss balanced literacy. Specifically we will talk about two chapters in one of book study books—Guiding Readers and Writers. ELA and iPad classroom teachers will also be participating in professional development this week at Central Office. 


ES News
Our first quarter of learning is well underway; halls and classrooms are bustling with excitement once again. On August 27th, we held a Curriculum Night and are pleased that over 200 parents attended.  At Curriculum Night parents received information about MAP data, classroom routines, homework, new reading logs and curriculum. These first few weeks of school, we have been busy setting routines, supporting our first PTO Fundraiser, collecting baseline data and building a relationship with each of their students. 

Our extra-curricular activities are thriving as well.  Students at the ES have the opportunity to choose from Art Club, Choir, Dance Club, Student Leadership, The CROW, Character Club and Jump Rope Club. We are thankful for the many enriching opportunities that our parents and teachers are able to provide for our students.  Students have done a wonderful job acclimating to the School-Wide Expectations and are already earning High Five Awards.

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Finally, we are pleased to report that we have built upon the work that was done last year and have now solidified our Vision Statement and have embraced our Motto.  Our attention will now turn towards creating a Values Statement and agreeing upon our Collective Commitments. 

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PS News
Great learning experiences are happening every day at the Primary School.  As a result of our professional development before school started, common expectations have been implemented for reading and math in every classroom.  Everywhere, students are increasing their "stamina" for independent reading and discussing what good readers, writers, and mathematicians do.  Four iPad classrooms are motivating students to research and create.  Students have taken Discovery Education online assessments in reading and math, and RtI (our reading intervention program) will begin in mid-September.  New staff members are contributing to our vision with enthusiasm.  Various committees are working to plan a productive and eventful year, everything from evacuation drills to assemblies and Parent Nights:  1st grade on Sept. 10 and 2nd. grade on Oct. 1.

 

Safety Training regarding intruder and active shooter situations
Bill Oliver, of Strategos International, will present a program, on Thursday, August 15, for parents called “Parents & Community’s Role to the threat of School Active Shooters” at PHHS, 7pm. The evening session will last 1— 1/2 hours and will be in lecture format discussing the history and demographics of school shootings; what parents can do when discussing with their children the importance of sharing information if they hear something; and emphasize through statistics that schools are safe places to be.

 

New Staff Orientation
New teacher workshops began Monday, August 12 at the District Office.
Joining the staff are:
Standing: Carolyn Armstrong, Ashley Brookens, Carrie Hardin, Lyndsey Thornhill, Michelle Duncan, Annette Barnes, Caleb Clawson, Mary Myler, Kathy Boegl, Karen McDonald; Seated: Geriann Boyd, Georgette Harrald, Hannah Campbell, Terri Zimmerschied, Steve Moore, Alyssa Oparnico, Pam Maxey, Jim Oliver; Kneeling: Shannon Cunningham, Jessice Steiniger, Adam Hutzell, Andrew Schoenherr, Harrison Campbell


District Welcomes New Staff
Staff vacancies and reassignments within the district have allowed twenty one new staff members to join the district this fall. They will begin new teacher workshops on August 12.

District
Returning to the district, Pam Maxey will serve as a SPED Process Coordinator. For the past year, she worked as the Special Education Process Coordinator for the Raymore Peculiar School District.

Primary School
Alyssa Oparnico will serve as a vocal music teacher. She spent a year teaching in the Marshall Public Schools. She holds a BME in Vocal Music Education from University of Central Missouri.

Ashley Brookens will serve as a 1st grade classroom teacher. For the past two years she was a PreKindergarten teacher with Summit Christian Academy. She holds a BS in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from University of Central Missouri.

Karen McDonald will serve as a 2nd Grade classroom teacher. She was a Kindergarten classroom teacher with the Grain Valley School District. She holds a Bachelors in Elementary and Early Childhood from Freed-Hardeman University and a Masters in General Education from Park University.

In her first year of teaching, Georgette Harrald will serve as a SPED teacher. She completed her student teaching with the Hickman Mills School District. She holds a BA in Elementary Education from University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Annette Barnes will serve as a self contained Special Services teacher. She brings 15 years of experience from the East Lynne School District. She holds a MSE and a BSE from the University of Central Missouri.

Kathy Lacapa-Boegl will serve as a Speech Pathologist. She brings 21 years of experience to the district. She holds a MS from the Northern Arizona University.

Elementary School
Terri Zimmerschied will serve as Counselor For the past fourteen years she has served as a guidance counselor for the Whiteman Elementary School. She holds a BSE in Elementary Ed & Early Childhood from University of Central Missouri and a MS in School Counseling from University of Central Missouri.

In her first year of teaching, Lyndsey Thornhill will serve as a 3rd grade classroom teacher. She holds a BS in Elementary Education from Northwest Missouri State University.

In her first year of teaching, Michelle Duncan will serve as a SPED teacher. For the past 9 years, she worked as a cashier / evening manager with Save-A-Lot Foods. She holds an Associate of Arts in Teaching from MCC Longview.

Carolyn Armstrong will serve as a SPED teacher. For three years she taught general science for the 8th and 9th graders for the Belton School District. She holds a BS in Biology and Spanish from University of Ohio, a MS from Michigan State University and a MAT from University of Central Missouri.

In her first year of teaching, Geriann Boyd will serve as a 4th grade classroom teacher. She completed her student teaching with Lamar School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri Southern State University.

Intermediate School
In his first year of teaching, Caleb Clawson will serve as a sixth grade classroom teacher. He holds a BS in Middle School Education from Missouri State University.

Middle School
Jessica Steiniger will serve as a Math teacher. She was as a 7-12 math teacher for the Chilhowee School District. She holds a BSE in Elementary Education from University of Central Missouri.

Harrison Campbell will serve as a Science teacher. For the past two years, he taught 7th and 8th grade science at Pierce City School district. He holds a BS in Physical Education from University of Central Missouri.

Mary Myler will bring 13 years of experience to the district. She will serve as a Sped teacher. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Columbia College in Missouri and a certificate in sped from University of Central Arkansas.

High School
Bringing 13 years of experience to the District, Jim Oliver will serve as Assistant Principal and Activities Director. For the past 13 years he has served as a Business teacher with the Grain Valley School District. He holds a BS in Business Administration Management from Truman State University and a MS in Secondary Eduction / School Administration from University of Central Missouri.

Adam Hutzell will serve as a SPED teacher. He brings 5 years of experience with the Louisburg, KS School District and holds a MS in SPED from Fort Hays State University and MS in Educational Admin from William Woods University and MA in Education PE from Benedictine College.

Bringing 6 years of experience to the district, Carrie Hardin will serve as a Library Media Specialist. She holds a BS in Education and a Master in Info Science and Learning Technology from University of Missouri, Columbia.

Andrew Schoenherr will serve as a social studies teacher. For the past year, he taught Middle School Social Studies with the Archie School District. He holds a BS in Social Studies from University of Central Missouri.

Steve Moore will serve as a Language Arts teacher. Last year he served as an English Language Arts and Writing teacher for Nowlin Middle School in Independence. He holds a MS.Ed and BS.Ed from Missouri State University.

 

Pre-K to 6th Grade Summer School Update
The 2013 Summer School is up and running at the Elementary School. Currently we have 518 students enrolled and are averaging 91% attendance rate.   Teachers are working diligently to prepare engaging lessons that incorporate reading, writing, math and investigative learning in a cooperative group setting.  We are excited to offer 19 different courses this summer that provide both enrichment and remediation for our students as needed.  Our halls are bustling with students and our walls speak to the dynamic work that is occurring.
Our largest classes are Reader’s Theater and Kidville; both with over 65 students enrolled.  Reader’s Theater is working on their production of Peter Pan and Kidville is conducting job interviews, listening to guest speakers and have already elected their mayor!
The Be a Book Cook class, Picture Book class and Caribbean Cruise art class are busy reading, cooking and creating beautiful works of art.  Our Keys to Comprehension Reading classes grades K-6 are exposing students to new vocabulary, reading stories, annotating the text, summarizing passages and enjoying quality literature.  The Go Math courses in grades K-6 are reviewing numbers sense, problem solving and numerical operations through the use of manipulatives, math journals, interactive games and technology.  The 21st Century Writer’s course serves fifty K-2 students each day.  These young students are creating stories and learning how to use Microsoft Word and manipulate the keyboard.   Finally, our pre-kindergarten students are learning procedures, how to write their names, the letters of the alphabet and how to count.  All of these experiences will ensure a successful start to the 2013-14 school year. 


                                                         Some snapshot moments from our day:

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7th – 12th Grade Summer School Update

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Pleasant Hill School District began its middle/secondary summer school on Tuesday, May 28.  The first week of classes saw 396 attending.  The high school offers credit recovery course in English language arts, mathematics, and social studies; a special education recovery class; a lifetime fitness class; a driver’s education class; a health class; a personal finance class; and agricultural cooperative class.  The middle school courses include a remedial course for seventh graders, a freshmen seminar for eighth graders, a remedial course for special education students, an arts and crafts class, and a performance choir class. 

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A popular tradition for freshmen is to take driver’s education.  The class meets for three days (left) to discuss rules of the road, safety, and the driver’s licensing process.  Later students spend twelve hours driving and observing in cars (upper left) provided by Superior Chevrolet of Merriam, KS.
Each year a class of sophomores elects to take Health and Personal Finance during the summer to allow another elective during their junior years.  These two classes meet for 120 hours to award the students a credit.

 

 

 

 

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Middle school students create new works of art from everyday objects in Trash to Treasures…Junk to Jewels (left).  Summer Beat allows middle school students to sing while learning a choreographed routine that will prepare them for high school choirs. 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for the 2012-2013 school year.

Primary School:


All Year

Jordan Crawford, Shiah Wright
3rd Quarter
Cooper Aldrige, Nathan Armstrong, Brayden Bass, Alex Bell, Landon Brunner, Alexander Bulisheck, Grayce Clark, Jordan Crawford, Caitlyn Curtis, Jameson Duncan, Samuel Ewing, Robert George, Mason Good, Chaney Gray, Campbell Gregory, Lillian Gross, Kaylyn Isaman, Izabella Keil, Noah Keisacker, Hannah Kleyh, Jaiden Little, Jude Marconett, Ava Martinez, Madalynn McCannon, Amelia Miller, Parker Morrison, Hycle Noland, Amelia Scrogham, Ella Shaffer, Colin Stansbury, Nathan Swilley, Aaron Thielen, Andy Thielen, Braxton Thompson, Elizabeth Vohs, Raegan Watterson, Adrianna Wealleans, Lola Whistle, Shiah Wright.

Elementary School:
2nd Semester
3rd Grade – Walker Aldrige, Kelly Anderson, Isabel Bakken, Riley Cole, Elizabeth Hawkins, Bella Jensen, Molli Johnson, Nina Lapee, Makenzie Layton, Ryan Perisho, Johnathan Rivera, Hadelynn Smith, Margaret Whitlock, Trey Widhalm, Sarah Wilhoit.
4th Grade – Evan Burns, Gavin Chace, Dravin Collins, Tanner Fields, Paige Gustin, Emily Hill, Emma Johnson, Evan Knapp, Emma Lapee, Amanda Long, Aidan Parman, Zackary Smith, Averie Snyder, Alaina Umscheid.

Intermediate School:
All year: Aaron Chen, Dawson Sivils, Stewart Watson
Second Semester: Macey Barker, Trey Clevenger, Kirsten Gross, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Zachariah Ketchum, Abigail McKee, Mikayla Ollison, Matthew Pritchett, Alexis White 

Middle School:
7th grade all year – Mackenzie Beaman, Alyssa Coon, Kaitlin Evans, Brett Greufe, Keith Lapee, Ethan Mckown, Madison Roach, Jerod Rottinghaus
8th grade all year – Cameron Agee, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, James McGovney, Clara Plasse, Graceann Ring, Kameron Trask, Benjamin Watson, Austin White
7th Grade second semester – Mackenzie Beaman, Alyssa Coon, Makayla Dagenhart, Sam Easton, Coleton Ederer, Kaitlin Evans, Brett Greufe, Cameron Knapp, Keith Lapee, James McKee, Ethan McKown, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Kylee Reeves, Madison Roach, Jerod Rottinghaus, Brayden Smith, Derek Smith.

8th Grade second semester – Cameron Agee, Megan Bauer, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Haley Burge, Jacob Dennis, Rachel Dustman, Jacob Fisher, Alex Jackson, Lane Jellison, Noah Kenyon, Baileyann Lees, Tyler Livingston, James McGovney, Kirsten Medearis, Kelsey Miller, Clara Plasse, Graceann Ring, Bryan Stevenson, Cody Suelter, Hannah Taylor, Kameron Trask, Benjamin Watson, Austin White, Colleen Wouters.

High School:
All Year
9th Grade – Cheyenne Long, Emma Moore, Colton Neill, Marissa Paris, Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith, Cole Sullivan, Greg Wright

10th Grade – 1st year: John Falck, Adam Mansfield, Caitlin Rash, Marissa Thompson, Steven Vaughan. 2nd year: Rachel Liley, John Romer.

11th Grade – 1st year: Abbie Brown, Kaleb Cline, Heather, Hughes, Jacob Ogle, Christian Richardson. 2nd year: Tristan Dooly.

12th Grade – 1st year: Amethyst, Hughes, Rachel Lauve, Elisabeth Mansfield, Hannah Meyer. 3rd year: Tyler Dlugolecki, Brandon Uebele. 4th year: Cordell Boyd.
Second Semester
9th grade – Andrew Dobson, Christian Durst, Levi Jack, Bryant Jackson, Cheyenne Long, Emma Moore, Colton Neill, Marissa Paris, Madison Ring, Nathan Ryan, Jaryd Smith, Joseph Smith, Cole Sullivan, Gregory Wright.
10th grade – Kaylene Bramwell, Gavin Dooly, Tyler Evans, John Falck, Zachary Hadlock, Rachel Liley, Joseph Madison, Adam Mansfield, Caitlin Rash, John Romer, Samantha Stucker, Marissa Thompson, Steven Vaughan, Paul Whaley.
11th grade – Krista Bricker, Abbie Brown, Kaleb Cline, Tristan Dooly, Heather Hughes, Mallory Humphrey, Schyler Johnston, Jacob Ogle, Michael Piper, Christian Richardson, Stephen Spears.
12th grade – Cordell Boys, Tyler Dlugolecki, Joseph Griffith, Joshua Hatten, Logan Hawks, Amethyst Hughes, Jesse Jamison, Rachel Lauve, Joshua Lukenbill, Elisabeth Mansfield, Hannah Meyer, Brandon Uebele.

 

Honor Roll
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (gpa) for second semester.

Elementary School
3rd Grade – Superintendent’s
Sarah Alton, Isabel Bakken, Rylie Barker, Marisa Brendel, Riley Cole, Mazlyn Collins, Brooke Devaul, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Samantha Fenton, Jordan Fisher, Elijah Guffey, Thomas Horkey, Bella Jensen, Cheyann Johnson, Nina Lapee, Morgan Lassiter, Wyatt Leyda, Kylie Lloyd, Grace McKee, Cora McSparran, Elliott Moore, Victoria Nickols, Darian Patet, Keagan Roeder, Lindsay Schirlls, Jaydon Shuler, Cole Simmons, Olivia Toler, Trey Widhalm, Sarah Wilhoit, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods

3rd Grade – Principal’s
Sofia Abney, Leandro Adkins, Walker Aldrige, Averi Allen, Caitlyn Allen, Kelly Anderson, Madison Blevins, Kayla Brattin, Lane Brattin, Kaidence Cleveland, Ashley Crooks, Alexandria Danner, Madelyn Davis, Kennedy Donovan, Cason Driver, Jacob Elliott, Kiley Faust, Peyton Franklin, Abby Gilliland, Dharma Gilsdorf, Owen Gish, Josephine Gomez, James Hays, Emma Heitman, Malorie Hubert, Molli Johnson, Adriana Kalousek, Carmen Kidwell, Zachary Langford, Logan Leiker, Jadyn Medlock, Seth Moreno, Cameron Orrick, Ryan Perisho, Jay Powell, Alivia Redwine, Zachary Redwine, Gavin Rogers, Hadelynn Smith, Emmalee Thaller, David Vaughan, Caden Walker William Whitney.

4th Grade – Superintendent’s
Jesse Ailshire, Jenna Avery, Owen Bailey, Drake Beaman, Ian Bledsoe, Allee Brattin, Evan Burns, Joliana Canaan, John Carter, Gavin Chace, Joelee Cleveland, Morgan Corbin, Isabella Danner, Nelson DesCombes, Jadyn Dowdy, Landon Fatino, Silas Gray, Conor Hardin, Emily Hill, Eugene Horkay, Emma Johnson, Claire Kenyon, Brock Koehler, Wyatt Lawrence, Ashlyn Long, Ethan Longo, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Marissa McCormick, Evan Miller, Karleigh Ogan, Dylan Orpin, Zion Patterson, Isabelle Proudfit, Alexandria Redwine, Caitlyn Rogers, Jessica Ross, Tyler Rowe, Aubrey Scott, Zackary Smith, Averie Snyder, Kaemyn Stidham, Riley Vaughn, Bryce Wilson, Tobin Wise, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Keegan Zizza, Madalynn Zvacek.

4th Grade – Principal’s
Kale Bakken, Lucas Bass, Karis Bloom, Mattie Bracken, Chanie Campbell, Makenzie Carlile, Kimberly Caswell, Brooklyn Chambers, Madioson Copowycz, Damonique Criscione, Canton Elliott, emma Goldston, Aislee Gonzalez, Alexandra Good, Paige Gustin, Marissa Helms, Charlie Heritage, Nathan Hitch, Morgan Jenkins, Chayden Kirkpatrick, Evan Knapp, Michelle Kramer, Emma Lapee, Elizabeth Lehmann, Haylee Lewis, Maelyn McacLean, Kyleigh Marley, Joshua Mathis, Isabella McCarty, Makayla McClenahan, Chance Milbrandt, Madelyn Nelson, Jackson Petersen, Alexxys Ray, Kooper Reed, Thomas Riffle, Abigail Ring, Aubrey Schirlls, Tyler Shore, Regan Shouse, Tate Stockstill, Olivia Trask, Alaina Umscheid, Alexiea Werner, Addison Zurcher

Intermediate School
5th Grade – Superintendent’s (3.8 – 4.0)
Logan Bailey, Collin Brockman, Jasmine Brown, Ethan Campbell, Kylie Campbell, Truman Cartner, Nicole Clap, Katie Clay, Catherine Davis, Austin Dinges, Kaitlyn Ewing, Jacey Faust, Tanner Graves, Jaden Greenwood, Diedra Gross, Paige Hicks, Jordan Hoerl, Ashlynn Keilholz, Emily Kerchner, Emma Kirchhoff, Ramsey Kohler, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkins, Jaggler Lawler, Dayton Little, Austin Long, Julia Longmeyer, Hailey McCommon, Angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Abigail McKee, Maycie Meaders, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Calee More, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Garrett Pierce, Alexandria Prosser, Jayden Reyes, Abigale Rice, Kyleigh Roe, Carson Shoop, Dawson Sivils, Parker Snow, Nicole South, Amos Springer, Thomas Swilley, Megan Swinney, Cole Swofford, Wesley Tibai, Sayler Todd, Margaret Tribble, Sarah Watson, Morgan Wehner, Rileigh West, Alexis White, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams, Grant Wilson, Samantha Woods.

5th Grade – Principal’s (3.79 – 3.50)
Madalyn Allen, Brandon Baker, Jackson Barnes, Ethan Beagle, Daria Bennett, Mikayla Blevins, Christian Bowman, Andrew Brownsberger, Patrick Brunell, Grace Chambers, Lee Chrisman, Hayden Cox, Braylee Davis, Desmond Ewing, Dalton Francy, Clay Froehlich, Katlyn Goldston, Lawrence Graham, Samuel Gray, Jeffrey Hatfield, Hanah Hocker, Angeleena Hook, Natalie Hopkins, Shyann Jellison, Blaine Kleyh, Kathryn Maasen, Michael Maasen, Audrey Mann, Christina Mooris, Mikayla Ollison, Colin Paris, Sierra Powell, Tanner Reffitt, Madison Roeder, Carly Rogers, Shirley Salcedo, Simon Scott, Caleb Shepard, Julias Sias, Lily Spear, Austin Tye, Eli Vanatta, Miguel Venegas, Dylan Watterson, Brylee Wells, Alec Wheeler

5th Grade – Honor Roll (3.49 – 3.0)
Abigail Baker, Caleb Bowman, Conner Bracken, Mariah Brattin, Paul Breeze, Lane Burgess, Mithcell Coon, Hunter Davis, Tristin Davis, Emmelia Dinges, Alexis Early, Chance Elam, Jade Feeler, Brittany Foley, Katelynn Gardner, Abigail Gieschen, Cody Henry, Reid Howell, Kya Jenkins, Jeremyah Knapp, Victor Leiker, Trenton Long, Dante Lopez, Samuel Markham, Meghan May, Rianna McClendon, Dakota Middleton, Nathaniel Mosqueda, Brittany Quinn, Nicholas Rahe, Rain Ruth, Colton Snyder, Michael Tyler, Kaitlyn Wilson, Mariah Younce.

6th Grade – Superintendent’s (3.8 – 4.0)
Jeffrey Aguilar, Daniel Albin, Chloe Bloom, Marissa Bowman, Sydney Bunch, Morgan Carlile, Aaron Chen, Trey Clevenger, Dawson Ferdig, Amber Gerken, Faith Griggs, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, McKenna Hanover, Sophia Harvey, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Emma Mueller, Cameron Parker, Ali Ray, Grace Riley, Marianne Riley, Garrett Schick, Joe Sosko, Taylor Stith, MsZayah VanZant, Stewart Watson, Halee Werner, Megan White, Cierra Williams, Saylor Zurcher.

6th Grade – Principal’s (3.79 – 3.50)
Laura Allee, Trace Armstrong, Blake Atkins, Macey Barker, Katherine Bauer, Dylan Berry, Michael Blaine-Untermeyer, Nathan Bledsoe, Sierra Bowman, Wyatt Bramwell, Kaitlyn Brooks, Kennedy Burton, Brandon Byrd, Roman Carr, Derrick Cretel, Zoe Crockett, John Dagley, Delaney Davis, Joshua DeVaul, Mackenzie DiMarco, Hunter Foote, Allie Gerken, Jakob Hammond, Reagan Harrison, Mitchell Hayes, Madeline Helms, Gaberiel Hodge, Trisha Kiger, Brittany Marshall, Emma Marshall, Madison McDaniel, Bryce McGinnis, Cydney Metzger, Sarah Miller, Madelyn Phipps, Matthew Pritchett, William Pryor, Sally Riffle, Haylie Rouchka, Taylor Ryerson, James Schoenfelt, Taylor Shewmaker, William Toler, Cassandra Waddle, Christina Wait, Mason Waugh, Luke Winkler, Samanth Yokley.

6th Grade – Honor Roll (3.49 – 3.0)
Michael Abney, Andrea Allen, Vincent Anderson, Averee Brattin, Brooke Brinkoetter, Beau Brown, Garrett Canaan, Emily Chace, Kaitlyn Clevenger, Kathleen Cortinas, Shawn Cummings, John Edenburn, Julia Edmonds, Jaeden Grego, Spencer Gussman, Tyler Hagan, Audree Holloway, Mazen Jackson, Zachariah Ketchum, James Lowe, William Markham, Joshua millard, Nolan Miller, Maragh Newberry, Adrian Sanders, Keegan Slaughter, Katlyn Smith, Sean Spangler, Devin Vestal, Austin Warren.

Middle School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll
7th Grade – Sandy Aguilar, Carly Barker, Mackenzie Beaman, Levi Cohen, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Brett Greufe, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Eric Humphrey, Grace Keilholz, Skyler Kirchhofer, Cameron Knapp, Savannah Long, McKenzie Maclean, Ashley McClenahan, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Alex Moore, Alexandra Pierce, Madison Roach, Mackenzie Robinson, Samantha Rohne, Nicholas Ryan, Derek Smith, Kirsten Thompson, Sidney Walters, Trent Wilson, Michael Wright, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley.

8th Grade – Kevin Aguilar, Megan Bauer, Sarah Beachner, Fiona Bolte-Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Noah Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Sarah Davis, Rachel Dustman, Olivia Ferdig, Kaley Hays, Ian Heinrich, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Aidan Link, Caleb Long, Kaitlyn Long, Hannah McCommon, Emma Moore, Clara Plasse, Courtney Pritchett, Graceann Ring, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Bran Stevenson, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Christina Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Courtney Wesemann, Evan Williams, Colleen Wouters, Ellie Yoder.

Principals Honor Roll
7th Grade – Jordan Anderson, Anna Boehm, Emma Braley, Jackson Caley, Brooke Cash, Alyssa Coon, Kacie Creighton, Rachel Denney, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, RJ Hughes, Kyley Keith, Keith Lapee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Lauren Mann, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Tori Parrott, Summer Ray, Kassidy Reed, Johana Rosas, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, David Shanks, Chance Sullivan, Mariah Thompson, Tanner Todd

8th Grade – Macee Adams, Nathan Allen, Dalton Bach, Kylie Baker, Garrett Bakken, James Barnes, Ryan Bolden, Michelle Butricks, Matt Campbell, Parker Evans, Jacob Fisher, Kara German, Zachary Gray, Kylie Heublein, Haden Hodge, Alexandria Jackson, Hunter Kelly, Dylan Kelly, Noah Kenyon, Alyssa Kramer, Savannah Parris, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Racheal Snyder, Gavin Wheeler, Austin White, Brooke Wood.
Regular Honor Roll
7th Grade – Camille Abney, Emily Armstrong, Maegan Ashmore, Dillon Bray, Samara Bruno, Nathan Chace, Jared Clapp, Wyatt Clayton, Michael Denney, Noah Descombes, Makayla Devault, Matthew Dobson, Noah Dowdy, Daisy Fetters, Tabitha Graham, Colten Haak, Makailyn Hernandez, Cordell Jellison, David Kobie, Brylee Langford, Victoria Long, Nathan Longo, Hailey Mahoney, Jack Marconett, Saisha Morgan, Mikayla Norman, Michael Okuly Elias Peters, Andrea Powell, Lauren Redwine, Kylee Reeves, Sydney Schirlls, Brayden Smith, Dale Snider, Amanda Snow, Tristin Sudduth, Luke Swofford, Brandon Young, Tori Young

8th Grade – Jared Bahner, Ethan Baker-Arbuckle, Blake Beagle, Hannah Beissel, Lauren Bonnett, Connor Coffel, Isaac Denney, Jacob Dennis, Kylie Henry, Shayla Hill, Lane Jellison, Hayley Kerrick, Larry Kiger, Daniel Lee, Olivia Lehmann, Cole Lightfoot, Brandon Long, Emma Lugenbeel, Reagan McClendon, Kirsten Medearis, Kelsey Miller, Kylie Mullin Struzick, Josey Pate, Lauren Peterson, Austin Rash, Paige Robinson, Jamie Ross, Trevor Scholljegerdes, Michaela Shinn, Jenna Solomon, Cody Suelter, Hannah Taylor, Abigail Welther, Justin White, Shae Williams, Tommy Williams, Luke Woodall, Brooke Young.

High School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll (4.0+)
9th Grade – Tillie Jerabek, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Brianna Shuler, Joshua Young
10th Grade – Riley Bonnesen, Tyler Evans, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Madison Stockstill, Olivia Woodruff, Suzanne Young
11th Grade – Krista Bricker, Zachery Cohen, Hannah Dustman, Kenton Hanifl, Heather Hughes, Mariahe Long, Kristin Orpin, Mackenzie Snyder
12th Grade – Rachel Casteel, Steven Greufe, Rachel Lauve, Kaitlin Long, Kaylee Mathiason, Hannah Meyer, Mallory Miller, Anna Prewitt, Adam Reeves, Gregory Troiani, Hannah Widaman


Principal’s Honor Roll (3.50 – 3.99)
9th Grade – Courtney Bonnett, Dalton Burge, Kaycee Clements, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Kaitlin Dierking, Garrison Fields, Miles Friederich, Danielle Gerken, Cameron Haws, Felix Hernandez, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, Madelynn Kahl, Emma Moore, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Walker Reed, Joseph Smith, Madolyn Swinney, Jamie Vaughan, Claire Villegas, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Bailey Wileman.

10th Grade – Alexis Allard, Rebekah Anderson, Ethan Archer, Courtney Bakken, Madison Barker, Kaylene Bramwell, Alexandria Burris, Hannah Crawford, Grace Dayson, Olivia Dotson, Renee Edenburn, Anderson Fields, Katherine Friederich, Susanna Goodellfields, Gillian Haight, Lauren Hawkins, Ian Hodge, Sarah Hoke, Julianna Holquin, Spencer Homan, Cheyenne Jennings, Autumn Kirchhofer, Jacob Lauve, Alexis Lynn, Joseph Madison, Morgan Messick, Elijah Mijares, Noah Moore, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, Cassy Reeves, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Lewis Sharp, Samuel Smith, Kaytlinn Snoderly, Molly Takacs, Marissa Thompson, Makenzie Voorhees, Kai Wesemann, Emma Widaman, Zachary Winkler

11th Grade – Kassidy Albright, Tanner Beagle, Justin Bell, Kacey Breitbach, Jamie Brookshier, Abbie Brown, Alexis Caraker, Haley Cash, Trenton Clarke, Brandon Clevenger, Sheyanne Craig, Brooke Crotty, Benjamin Dobson, McKenna Gates, Bailey Heublein, Mallory Humphrey, Alexander Hurd, Schyler Johnston, Kiahla Kirchhoff, Moriah Long, Emily McKee, Leah Miller, Goerge Montag, Haylee Newport, Allison Novak, Alisha Price, Markie Roach, Haleigh Rottinghaus, Allie Schwartz, Kimberlyn Selvin, Paige Shifflett, Hannah Shinn, Rachel Triplett, Codi Winslow, Trevor Young, Allie Zahn.

12th Grade – Logan Baker, Brad Barnett, Taylor Bonnesen, Samantha Bornaman, John Brookshier, Trevor Burge, Haley Burkkhart, Douglas Bybee, Noah Dayson, Katharine Debortoli, Tyler Dlugolecki, Kacy Faucette, Dillan Findley, Brittany Couch, Courtney Gibbins, Joseph Griffith, Shannon Haws, MaryBeth Hertzog, Amethyst Hughes, Devon Jarrett, Elizabeth Jerabek, Jessica Kemerling, Kayla Kennedy, Erika King, Rebecca King, Summer Kirchhofer, Maurice Lang, Devin Lees, Justin Longmeyer, Taylor Louthan, Brittani Lugenbeel, Elisabeth Mansfield, Brandon Norris, Brent Norris, Mysti-Ane Pearce, Jacob Randle, Dylan Ross, Samuel Seaman, Sam Sherwood, Kaylee Smith, Ryan Spangler, Bradley Smith, Angela Stillwell, Chelsea Stuber, Caleb Taylor, Dominic Taylor, Taylor Thomas, Seth Thompson, Sheyanna Thompson, Jennifer Vandiver, Shelby Walton, Kindred Wesemann, Cassidy White, Lori Williams, Lonnie Yost, Ashley Younce, Shelby Zahn.

Regular Honor Roll (3.00 – 3.49)
9th Grade – Carlee Adams, Tanner Archer, Maranda Arcuri, Madison Bailey, Phillip Bledsoe, Abbey Breitbach, Brylea Burkhart, Coleman Corson, Madison Dagenhart, Andrew Dobson, Mikalah Gibson, Joseph Gomez, Emily Graham, Kale Hammons, Jacob Hardy, Levi Hayes, Morgan Hoenshell, Mason James, Kin John, Katie Krug, Eryn Livingston, Mason Poling, Haley Richwine, Madison Ring, Brooke Rottinghaus, Keegan Ruckman, Dylan Ryerson, Brooke Sadler, Kaler Selvin, Gonzalo Senda, Sienna Smith, William Stanley, Cheyenne Struttman, Cole Sullivan, Zachary Taylor, Kennedy Todd, Nichole Wheeldon, Max Whited, Amber Woolford, Zachary Zieman.

10th Grade – Sara Baker, Christopher Barzilla, Hannah Beachner, Brogan Bellamy, Luke Bomquist, Weston Boehm, Eric Brons, Meredith Burns, Maggie Burton, Tiffany Butler, Kyle Clark, Samuel Diaz, Sara Doty, Mackenzie Driskill, Kyle Feeler, Jacob Fetters, Bailey Fidler, Courtney Fountain, Kameron Gray, Plivia Hessling, Anthony Holt, Mariah Jones, Caitlin King, Rachel Liley, Zachariah Long, Adam Mansfield, Samantha McCarty, Ryan McClendon, Kayla McDaniel Jade Milbrandt, Cole Miller, Tristan O’Hare, Logan Perry, Devon Peters, Tanner Pettet, Christian Price, Tyler Repp, Rachel Schick, Emily Scholljegerdes, Chelsea Thompson, Steven Vaughan, Weston Williams.

11th Grade – Mikaella Alexander, Hunter Anderson, Katie Brenton, Greg Brundage, Brandon Cassity, Jacob Davis, Kaylea Dennis, Madison Dryer, Lucas Gibson, Kami Lamar, Erica Loney, Taylor Lust, Kendall Mahoney, Alden Millering, Gage Neill, Chelcie O’Malley, Kelsey Radmacher, Christian Richardson, Hailey Sadler, Joshua Shewmaker, Bryce Siebeneck, Cearra Smith, Hannah Smith, Taylor Stevenson, Patricia Stillwell, Taylor Austin, Matthew Vest, Grady Voss, Haylee Votipka, Justin Wagner, Braxton Williams, Jamie Williams, Derek Ziegelbein

12th Grade – Karin Bock, Cordell Boyd, Daniel Caswell, Alex Coday, Erika Crofut, Jacob L Denney, Jacob S Denney, Alexzander Dotson, Tyler Farrell, Joyce Fields, Stephen Garza, Jenna Greenwood, Spencer Harvey, Logan Hawks, Blake Higgs, Jesse Jamison, Dakota Jarrett, Matthew Kellam, Dallas Kelly, Drake Kramer, Kamron Lamar, Ashley Leirer, Taylor Livingston, Joshua Lukenbill, Tyler Miller, Alex Pate, Mason Potter, Mackenzie Powell, Alexis Rehms, David Routh, Mikayla Shepard, Nicholas Shore, Rachelle Smith, Samantha Stillwell, Dakota Sublett, Robert Taylor, Matthew Townsend, Jordy Valentin, Ozzy Whaley, Nathan Wheeldon, Baleigh Wheeler, Charlotte Williams, Tyler Wilson, Hannah Winkler

 

PS Field Day
Students from the Primary School enjoyed Field Day held on May 22 at Eklund Field.

Welcome Mr. Jim Oliver
A reception was held for Mr. Jim Oliver to welcome him to the Pleasant Hill School District. Mr. Oliver will be the Activities Director / HS Assistant Principal next school year.

DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF May 6, 2013

HS News
This week at PHHS will be our last week with seniors.  They have a full week beginning with final exams on Monday and Tuesday.  On Wednesday, we will host our annual Senior Awards Assembly highlighting the multiple achievements by this senior class.  Following the assembly, we will practice for our graduation ceremony that will be held on Thursday.  The students will receive their cap and gown prior to leaving PHHS for the last time as a student.  After graduation, the fun will continue at Power Play in Shawnee as many of the students will participate in Project Grad.  The efforts of many parents and the contributions by our local businesses, the Project Grad Committee will provide an evening with a buffet, arcade games, go-carts, laser tag, bowling, and whirlyball for our seniors. 

In the classroom:
Our Math teachers will continue their ongoing professional development by working with John Antonetti on Tuesday.  Additionally, students in Ms. Neal’s health class have been working with Corporal Kevin Tieman, learning about the dangers of drug and alcohol use.  The students participated in many activities throughout the week including filming a public service announcement discussing the reasons not to use drugs or alcohol. 

 

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The boy’s golf team was named Fox 4 Hyvee Team of the week this past week.  They placed second in the District Tournament which qualified the entire team to sectionals Monday in Warrensburg.  Again weather has played havoc with our schedule, the baseball and soccer teams are scrambling to finish conference play and we begin districts either Saturday the 11th or Monday the 13th.

MS News
We begin our final week of MAP testing!  We will be on the following schedule for these final days of testing.  On Friday, May 10, we have planned a reward luncheon for 7th graders as a reward for their hard work and effort.  We will provided transportation and time for them to eat at area restaurants during the school day.  8th grade students will get their chance for a reward luncheon on the following Monday, May 13.  We look forward to taking a break from the school day and eating outside of the school cafeteria with friends as a treat!

Day 6: Monday, May 6
7:35     Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:45     Testing session begins.
            7th: MA 2         8th: SC 1
9:00-9:15         Transition/Test Returns/Break
9:15-10:06       Hour 6
10:11-11:02     Hour 7
11:07-12:22     Hour 8/Lunch
12:27-1:18       Hour 1
1:23-2:15         Hour 2
2:20-dismissal Advisory

Day 7: Tuesday, May 7
7:35     Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:45     Testing session begins.
            7th: MA 3         8th: SC 2
8:35-8:50         Transition/Test Returns/Break
8:50-9:48         Hour 3
9:53-10:51       Hour 4
10:56-12:11     Hour 6/Lunch
12:16-1:13       Hour 7
1:18-2:15         Hour 8
2:20-dismissal Advisory

Day 8: Wednesday, May 8
7:35     Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:45     Testing session begins.
            7th: makeups    8th: SC 3
9:00-9:15         Transition/Test Returns/Break
9:15-9:47         Hour 1
9:52-10:24       Hour 2
10:29-11:01     Hour 3
11:06-12:21     Hour 4/Lunch
12:26-12:58     Hour 6
1:03-1:35         Hour 7
1:40-2:15         Hour 8
2:20-dismissal Advisory

IS News


Our students of the week are:  Lily Spear, Megan Swinney, Hayley Rochka, Faith Griggs, Grace Chambers and Blake Atkins. We congratulate these students on being role model students and exhibiting our character traits.

This week our math teachers will be meeting with Mr. John Antonetti. This professional development will continue the focus of following the continuum we have been discussing regarding math curriculum. Our math teachers are also excited about Go Math which they will be adding as a resource next year.

Our 6th grade band students will perform at 6:30pm at the high school PAC on Tuesday, May 7th. Their last performance was canceled due to weather so we are really looking forward to this event. Our band students have made huge gains this year; the majority of them have signed up for band next year. We look forward to all they will continue to accomplish. 

On Thursday of this week, the 4th grade students will visit the Intermediate school.  We have several activities planned for them. Students will be divided into three groups; each group will rotate through each activity. One activity includes a tour of the Intermediate school. Student Council members will help with the tour and answer questions along the way. Another activity includes a visit to the cafeteria. Students will learn the procedures of the cafeteria and will experience the lunch/breakfast serving line first-hand when they receive a free milk and cookie. The third planned activity includes the viewing of a short video prepared by the Intermediate PHYRE students. This video provides information about our building; current fifth grade students will be available during this time to answer questions as well. Our counselor, Mrs. Jane Bermel, and I will facilitate the activities and answer questions. We are excited about this visit and believe this experience helps transition students to the IS. Last week, the 5th grade teachers, Mrs. Bermel and I hosted an evening event for the parents of the current 4th grade parents. During the evening we shared basic information about the building, schedules, character traits, Student Information System (SIS), communication between school and home, basic curriculum information and more! The evening ended with parents touring the building and reading letters written by our current 5th graders to our incoming 5th graders.

Friday is our Field Day and MAP reward party. Mr. Adamczyk, our PE teacher, has been working hard to organize this event. Students will participate in Field Day activities half the day and MAP celebrations the other half of the day.  We thank our students for persevering and putting forth their best effort through MAP testing.  Students had the opportunity to earn daily prizes through drawings. Students looked forward to this each day; it was the perfect way to conclude each testing period. Now we look forward to a fun-filled Friday!

ES News
Students and staff are elated that the state testing has concluded and feel confident that they did their best.  Teachers reported that students did an exceptional job of taking their time, showing perseverance and using test taking strategies.  Students’ efforts were recognized each day by earning a MAP prize ticket. Tickets were entered into a drawing and every afternoon 8 students were chosen to select a reward from the prize table.  Attendance was outstanding during our first week of testing with 100% of our student body in attendance for the first 2 days of the Communication Arts tests.   Every student who was present for each day of state testing will be invited to attend a Popsicle party today at 2:30.

This week we are honoring all of our wonderful staff members here at the Elementary building.  Some of our special events include: spa treatments, Sonic beverages, breakfast,  luncheons, gifts, hand massage, notes, and prize drawings.  Each day this week we will take the time to honor not only our teaching staff but the other special members of our team as well. We will honor custodians, kitchen staff, our nurse, counselor, support staff, and paraprofessionals.  It is going to be a great week in which we can honor our outstanding staff here at the ES.

As a building we are writing our vision for the future by identifying the characteristics of the exemplary school we hope to become.  The entire staff and leadership team have identified those attributes that best represent our building in regards to academics, climate, and staff.  I will be meeting with parents and students this week to gather input on their vision for student and community / parental involvement.  Once we have our vision finalized we will start identifying our values and creating our mission statement.

It will be an exciting week for everyone as our 3rd graders will head to Science City and 4th graders will tour the Intermediate School and we celebrate Staff Appreciation Week.

PS News
The Primary School has completed Discovery Education benchmark assessments in reading and math at all grade levels, so the data analysis has begun.  Teachers have been meeting at grade levels for continued professional development in writing instruction and collaborative scoring.  We are finishing up this school year and getting ready for the next with new class lists, staff interviews, room reassignments, text and supply orders, and plans for continuing education over the summer. 
Our big events over the next several days include Kindergarten Round-Up, for incoming kindergarteners and their parents, on May 6; a Scholastic Book Fair in our library; lunch with Mrs. Haight for students who have read 100 books; the Talent Show hosted by Mrs. Sharon Doll on May 13; various class plays and park days; Field Day on May 22.  The last day for early childhood classes will be May 16.
We are celebrating our Educator of the Year, Beth Spencer; our retiring teacher, Mrs. Janice Parris; Lauren Gillespie on National School Nurse Day  May 9; and all staff during Teacher Appreciation Week with goodies and meals from our excellent PTO hospitality committee.

 

End of Year Staff Recognition Reception
The Pleasant Hill R-III School District hosted its annual end of year staff recognition reception May 1 at Pleasant Hill High School. The event honored three (3) staff members who were retiring at the end of this school year, as well as the recipients of the Excellence in Education Awards, “ABC” Award, Rookie Awards, service pins and first semester perfect attendance.

Honored retirees included
Ken Freeman, HS Special Education Teacher. Ken has been with the District for 31 years. He began teaching in August of 1982.
Janice Parris, PS  First Grade Teacher. She has been with the District for 27 years. She began teaching in August 1981.  
Linda Schrader, HS Business Teacher. She has been with the District for 13 years. Linda began teaching in August 2000.

Rookie Awards went to staff members who have completed their first year with the Pleasant Hill School District. They included: Stephanie Gipple, Eddie Norvell, Roger Winkle, Sue Herrera, Linda Cromwell, Adam Dean, Liana Farnen, Ashley Lile, Brook Ludlam, Stella Marr, Kelly Patton, Anne Schupp, Paul Stahl, Adam Twenter, Erin Werges, Lauren Gillespie and Kim Breitbach

The Pleasant Hill R-III District presented the Excellence in Education Awards. This award is designed to recognize an overall contribution to education by an educator. Candidates should have the ability to inspire learning, should show genuine concern for students and should be active in their profession and/or community. (A ‘certificated’ recipient was recognized from each building. Each building’s Excellence in Education Award recipient then competed for the District honor of Teacher of the Year)

  • The Primary School Excellence in Education Award went to Kindergarten teacher, Beth Spencer. Beth was chosen because she is a dedicated and caring teacher who develops trusting and long-lasting relationships with families. As a classroom teacher, she is innovative with teaching strategies and learning activities to meet the needs of all students. She establishes avenues for weekly home/school communication and is especially effective with children’s transitions from home or preschool settings to a structured classroom environment. She has taught in the district for 17 years with the kindergartners, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades.
  • The Elementary School Excellence in Education Award went to Third Grade teacher, Jackie Cattron. Jackie was chosen because she has become a master manipulator of student data. It is through this understanding of student data that she has been able to continue to improve instruction to meet the needs of the individuals in her class. She continues to reinvent herself as the demands of being a current educator constantly change. She builds close relationships with all of her students and parents. It is individuals like Jackie who begin small ripples of change in a district that latter are recognized as district transformation.
  • The Intermediate School Excellence in Education Award went to 5th Grade Communication Arts teacher, Becky Murray. Becky was chosen because she goes way beyond the call of duty in her classroom and in the school. She is a member of the BIT leadership team, a member of district PDC Committee and is part of Train the Trainer for Core Students.  She is innovative and willing to jump in and lead us to new heights educationally. Becky is a team player and thinks first of the good of the team and the students involved before even herself. She is a valuable member of the PHIS team.
  • The Middle School Excellence in Education Award went to Reading teacher, Janice Martin. Janice was chosen because she continually grows as an educator, refining her craft and curriculum while always keeping the best interest in mind for each child to be successful at school. She is a reflective practicianaire and a helpful resource for all staff. She has taught in the district for past 13 years.
  • The High School Excellence in Education Award went to Amy Franklin. Amy has been with the district for the past 9 years. She is the current DECA advisor, Marketing, Personal Finance and COE teacher. She was chosen because she is constantly trying new and innovated ways to bring real life experiences to her classroom. She challenges students to step out of their comfort zones and try new things either with technology, oral presentations or with peer activities. She truly makes learning fun for her students. Because of her attention to detail and organizational skills, she has shown her students the importance of deadlines and what it takes to succeed in life.
  • The Educator of the Year went to Jackie Cattron. Jackie was chosen because of her fierce determination to do her best and to reach each child. She epitomizes the qualities of the Excellence in Education Award offered by the district.

The ABC award is presented annually to a classified staff person who has given outstanding service to the school district.  We look particularly for the person who has significantly contributed to the mission of the school and to the overall educational climate.  The award went to Elementary School Paraprofessional, Cynthia Brownsberger. She was chosen because she is always willing to go the extra mile and help students who are struggling with concepts, whether they are in the special needs program or not. Students adore her unique sense of humor and appreciate how helpful she is.

Service pins were awarded to individuals that have completed a minimum of 5 years full-time employment with the Pleasant Hill School District. Those receiving service pins included:

5 years:  Scott Good, Kelly Long, Tina Bailey, Shelly Breeze, Christie Diederich, Matt Klein, Wendy McKee, Nadine McKinzie, Lindsay Neal, Megan Smith, Sara Thompson, Billie Jo Triplett, Sean Berry and Julie Fuller

10 years:  Darlene Eslick, Wesley Townsend, John Beaman, Tricia Beaman, Mindy Felden, Tina Kemerling, Janet O’Neill, Terri Stark

15 years: Jason Beatty, Jenny Bell, Becky Bornaman, Nancy Bouchard, George Creason, Denise Ingels, Rebecca Eagleburger

20 years: Terry Hadley

30 years: Barbara Homan, Henry Saubers

1st Semester Perfect Attendance: Barb Homan, Gayle Revelle, Maureen Stahl, Sara Thompson, Nancy Ullah, Staci Waibel, Roger Winkle, Frankie Lees, Brian McDavitt, Ron Smith, Nancy Keilholz, Sherie Cox, Steve Haight, Kristy Faitz, Staci Moore, Kari Barger, Lora Watson, Andrea Cohen, Jane Pierce, Karen Dollins, Johna Geist, Ashley Knoll, Crystal Monath, Kyle Reeves, Kyle Roach, Paul Stahl, Nancy Bouchard, Chandra Arbuckle, Janell Hamilton, Debbie Harding and Wintress Welliver.

 

Cass Career Center / Summit Technology
Congratulations to the following students for being selected for Cass Career Center for the 2013-2014 School Year:
Automotive – Allie Schwartz, Garrett Bolden, Trenton Gilbert
Construction – Kendal Mahoney, Austin Pate
EMT – Lukas Pace, Kelsey Radmacher, Tanner Pettet
Health Sciences – Kylee Taylor, Brandon Cassity, Ella Roberts
Life Careers – Mariah Elam, Hannah McCoy, Emily Peters

Congratulations to the following students for being selected for Summit Technology for the 2013-2014 School Year:
Nursing – Kassidy Albright
Ben Dobson – Engineering Design


DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF April 22, 2013

HS News
This week at PHHS, our students are in full swing of the EOC tests.  Additionally, with a schedule that provides extended time in class, the teachers are taking this opportunity for students to become engaged in many projects in the classroom. 

In Mrs. Smith’s Culinary Careers class, students participated in a food prep competition modeled off of the popular TV show Chopped.  Three students won gift cards for their winning entrée.  Additionally, students in Mrs. Smith’s classes will undergo mock interviews later this week to display their knowledge of the employment process.  Community business owners will assist in this learning activity, and is one example of the many school and community partnerships that we have here at PHHS. 

In Ms. Neal’s health class, these two students have chosen to design informative brochures detailing particular diseases.  These students will be responsible for creating a presentation of these topics later in the week.

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The weather continues to wreak havoc on our spring schedule, particularly Baseball and Track.  We were able to host our inaugural game on the turf at Eklund Field on Friday with the Girls Soccer team defeating Oak Grove.  Baseball will get very busy this week with regularly schedule games and make-ups. We play three nights this week and next week will play 5 games in 4 nights in order to get caught up.  Next Tuesday we host our Junior Varsity Track meet. We are doing our best to keep the online schedule up to date with all changes, be sure to check there for the most current game schedules this spring.

Recently at the State Athletic Administrators meetings Trevor Burge received the MIAAA/NIAAA Scholarship.  This is the second year in a row that one of our students has earned this award.  The association awards a first and second place for male and female applicants.  By earning the first place Trevor will receive a $1000 scholarship and qualifies for the regional round.  At regional’s his essay will be judged against the other state winners from this region, if he wins he will get another $1000 and advance to nationals with a chance to win an additional $2000 scholarship.

MS News
Our teachers, working in conjunction with our building improvement team, have determined our building goal focus for next school year. 

"Positive classroom environment":  Classroom management, motivation, and engagement
This standard & indicator from the Missouri Educator Evaluation System focuses on the teachers use of motivational and engagement strategies that promote continuous student learning.  It calls for ongoing assessment of how the classroom environment is impacted by the culture.  Students also participate in evaluating the environment of the classroom.

We have already started the process of realigning our student code of conduct, updating the student handbook regarding classroom expectations, and discussing school-wide procedures related to consistent classroom management.  This week we are delving into the establishment of baseline scores for each teacher and receiving further professional development on what impact will be seen as we work toward this building goal.  Between now and the end of this school year, each teacher will evaluate his/her own classroom environment to establish targets for growth to be implemented when school begins in August.

Next week we begin a modified schedule to accommodate our building-wide MAP testing.  We will be on the following schedule for the first 5 days of testing:

Day 1: Monday, April 29
7:35        Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:45        Testing session begins.
                7th: CA 1                8th: MA 1
8:45-9:00              Transition/Test Returns/Break
9:00-9:55              Hour 1
10:00-10:55         Hour 2
11:00-12:15         Hour 3/Lunch
                11:00-11:25, Shift A: Dowdy (28), Fender (24), Cohen (21) Kirchhofer (20), McManis (23)=116
                11:25-11:50, Shift B: Blair (34), Pierce (25), Gasper (25), Beatty (22), Longbons (4)= 110
                11:50-12:15, Shift C: Mosier (9), Davis (22), Gilman (21), Hamilton (16), Gilmore (22), Williams (22) = 112
12:20-1:15            Hour 4
1:20-2:15              Hour 6
2:20-dismissal      Advisory

Day 2: Tuesday, April 30
7:35        Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:45        Testing session begins.
                7th: CA 2                8th: MA 2  and MA 3
9:30-9:45              Transition/Test Returns/Break
9:45-10:45            Hour 7
10:50-12:05         Hour 8/Lunch
                10:50-11:15, Shift A: Fender (20), Blair (20), Davis (19), Pierce (24), Longbons (6), Williams (13) = 110
                11:15-11:40, Shift B: Gasper (26), Beatty (22), Kirchhofer (23), Gilman (20), Pate (12), Sappington (6) = 109
                11:40-12:05, Shift C: Mosier (17), Martin (27), Gilmore (25), McManis (18), Berry (16), Humphrey (14) = 117
12:10-1:10            Hour 1
1:15-2:15              Hour 2
2:20-dismissal      Advisory

Day 3: Wednesday, May 1
7:35        Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:45        Testing session begins.
                7th: CA 3                8th: CA 1
8:45-9:00              Transition/Test Returns/Break
9:00-9:55              Hour 3
10:00-10:55         Hour 4
11:00-12:15         Hour 6/Lunch
                11:00-11:25, Shift A: Dowdy (32), McManis (21), Martin (22), Cohen (25), Sappington (7), Longbons (4) = 111
                11:25-11:50, Shift B: Gilmore (30), Hamilton (24), Pierce (23), Davis (24), Berry (9) = 110
                11:50-12:15, Shift C: Gilman (16), Kirchhofer (20), Gasper (30), Blair (19), Fender (25) = 110
12:20-1:15            Hour 7
1:20-2:15              Hour 8
2:20-dismissal      Advisory

Day 4: Thursday, May 2
7:35        Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:45        Testing session begins.
                7th: CA 4                8th: CA 2
8:45-9:00              Transition/Test Returns/Break
9:00-9:55              Hour 1
10:00-10:55         Hour 2
11:00-12:15         Hour 3/Lunch
                11:00-11:25, Shift A: Dowdy (28), Fender (24), Cohen (21) Kirchhofer (20), McManis (23)=116
                11:25-11:50, Shift B: Blair (34), Pierce (25), Gasper (25), Beatty (22), Longbons (4)= 110
                11:50-12:15, Shift C: Mosier (9), Davis (22), Gilman (21), Hamilton (16), Gilmore (22), Williams (22) = 112
12:20-1:15            Hour 4
1:20-2:15              Hour 6
2:20-dismissal      Advisory

Day 5: Friday, May 3
7:35        Bell to begin announcements.  All students should be in testing location.
7:45        Testing session begins.
                7th: MA 1               8th: CA 3
8:25-8:40              Transition/Test Returns/Break
8:40-9:27              Hour 7
9:32-10:19            Hour 8
10:24-11:11         Hour 1
11:16-12:31         Hour 2/Lunch
                11:16-11:41, Shift A: Dowdy (34), Blair (22), Gasper (29), Martin (27) = 112
                11:41-12:06, Shift B: Cohen (23), Davis (27), Beatty (26), Longbons (4), Bird (8), McManis (27) = 115
                12:06-12:31, Shift C:  Mosier (11), Fender (21), Pierce (22), Hamilton (24), Williams (27) = 105
12:35-1:22            Hour 3
1:27-2:15              Hour 4
2:20-dismissal      Advisory

IS News
Our students of the week are:  Truman Cartner, Julia Moore, Nolan Miller, Grace Riley, Kaitlyn Wilson and Hunter Foote. Our students of the month are:  Brandon Baker, Mitchell Coon, Hailey McCommon, Jackson Barnes, Paul Breeze, Natalie Hopkins, Patrick Brunnell, Cameron Parker, Haylie Rouchka, Dawson Ferdig, Mazen Jackson, Kaitlyn Brooks, Kaitlyn Smith and Matthew Pritchett. We congratulate these students on being role model students and exhibiting our character traits.

Our students start MAP testing this week. They will be taking the Communication Arts test and part of the Math test this week. Students will finish the Math portion next week and our 5th graders will also take the Science test at that time. Last week we kicked off MAP testing with a Mingle And Play night. This was a family fun night in which each team planned activities for students and parents. This event included a lot of physical activities/exercise and enjoyment by all. Some of the popular activities are seen below such as the Limbo and Cupid Shuffle.

 

 

MAP 1.JPGES News
Last week the 3rd and 4th graders did their final preparations for MAP testing by practicing timed readings, writing to a prompt and using their test taking strategies.  Each class brainstormed their best advice for testing and we had so many suggestions, we created two bulletin boards to show that “We’ve Got Skills”.  Last Friday, we enjoyed a MAP pep assembly where we danced, sang and enjoyed a skit by our teachers.  On Friday, ES students also completed a 100 problem math challenge!  Over 140 students accepted the challenge and collectively completed 14,000 math problems.  Last Thursday, we were happy to welcome the Hillside Singers for a performance.  They were outstanding singers and set a great example for our students. 

Today, our 3rd graders will begin section one of the Communication Arts MAP Test and tomorrow the whole building will be engaged in testing.  We will test through Wednesday and then enjoy “Take Your Child to Work Day” on Thursday.  Each morning before testing, we will get the blood flowing by participating in a MAP workout dance led by Mrs. Shaffer and Mrs. Haines.  Students can earn tickets for showing perseverance, staying focused and using their test taking strategies.  Tickets will be collected and there will be a drawing for prizes at the end of each day.  This Friday evening Mrs. Halfmann and Mr. McDavitt will accompany Eli Guffey and his family to the Kindest Kansas Citian Banquet where Eli and his nominee will be recognized. 

PS News
Students at the Primary School are busy with Discovery Education benchmark assessments.  Each grade level requires a week to complete reading and math assessments in our computer lab.  Each grade level is also taking the Gates MacGinitie reading assessment which provides an estimated reading level for each student.  Our goal is at least one year's growth in reading level for each child.  

Kindergarten and 2nd. graders are taking field trips to Paradise Park.  First graders will visit the zoo on April 24.  All trips include educational activities and follow-up writing instruction.  Our last assembly for the year will be April 25, when we will have "Hats On Day" to raise funds for children with cancer.  This year, donations will benefit Camp Quality of the Greater Kansas City area, which funds camps and other activities for children ages 4-17 with cancer.  Revolution Martial Arts students will demonstrate some skills with a character education message.  Our last character education emphasis for May is "sportsmanship."  Kindergarteners are performing their "Rhythm and Motion" program for the public in the high school gym on April 30 at 7:00.

Primary School teachers continue to work on math curriculum development and writing instruction and scoring, with additional professional development time before the end of the school year.  Teachers are also meeting with me to develop class lists and plan schedules and materials to order for next year.  At our Building Improvement Team meeting this week, we will review RtI data and plan our Rooster Time and testing schedules for 2013-14.  At our building staff meeting on April 29, we will introduce the new Missouri Educator Evaluation System and provide materials for teachers to get started on documentation.

Finally, this week we celebrate National Secretaries' Day on April 24.  All the staff thank Diana Redwine and Melinda Snyder for their hard work and dedication to our children every day.

 

Twenty three students inducted into National Honor Society
Congratulations to the following students for being inducted into NHS on April 17: Taylor Louthan, Brad Smith, Jennifer Vandiver, Hannah Winkler, Kacey Breitbach, Krista Bricker, Jamie Brookshier, Haley Cash, Trenton M. Clarke, Zach Cohen, Brooke Crotty, Ben Dobson, Hannah Dustman, Heather Hughes, Mallory Humphrey, Schyler Johnston, Mariahe Long, Emily McKee, George Montag, Ali Novak, Mackenzie Snyder, Rachel Triplett and Trevor Young.

 

PHHS Lip Dub 2013
The Pleasant Hill High School Multimedia class decided through a democratic process to pass the decision to complete a class project...a Lip Dub.
Twenty students took upon the responsibility to present a proposal to administration for approval, project management to plan the process of completion, and implementing their technological skills they have learned in the multimedia class.  The entire project took about 3 months to plan and implement. The technology utilized for this project was completely freeware and borrowed devices along with some ingenuity and creativity.
The implementation process included approximately 40 clubs/sports, 680 students, and 50 administration, faculty, and staff members displaying their Rooster Pride.  This project was not rehearsed and could only be filmed once.  Please enjoy the results of your students' labor and dedication: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czL5y4RmAFE  

 

District News - April 8, 2013
HS News
This week at PHHS, our teachers designed a pep assembly to kick-off the EOC testing window.  The assembly included motivational songs and teachers from each content area providing words of encouragement for the students as they begin their testing.  This is the first time that teachers have had such an assembly in several years, and this was received well by the students. 

During the next three weeks at Pleasant Hill High School, our students will take EOCs in American History, Algebra I, Language Arts I, Geometry, Language Arts II, Biology, Algebra II, and Government. In addition the classroom preparation, our teachers have filled test survival kits for all students. These bags will include snacks and drinks for students to have on each of their testing days.

Spring sports have gotten off to a snowy start. Before the last round of snow hit the Baseball team was able to get in their season opener beating Marshall 11-7.  They have struggled of late but they are a young team and hope to get things turned around soon.  Golf has started strong with both the Varsity and JV taking first in their divisions at the Oak Grove Tournament hosted at Adam’s Point.  The track team is adapting to continued construction activity at the athletic complex and is looking forward to being able to running all the way around the track unimpeded. 

Also on 3/18 Dillon Findley and Mallory Miller were honored as NAIA Champions of Character.  There was a reception at Bartle Hall and then afterwards they were recognized along with other area recipients at half-time of the NAIA Men’s National Championship Semi-Final game.

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A special part of the year for the Champions of Character Program is asking high school coaches, teachers and athletics directors to nominate two student-athletes who represent the five core character values - integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

The students, their families and coaches were invited to celebrate their achievements at a banquet event on Monday, March 18th, as well as, to attend the first semi-final game at Municipal Auditorium to be recognized at half-time.  Buffalo Funds President, John Kornitzer, and NAIA President and CEO, Jim Carr, were there to congratulate each awardee.


MS News
We are gearing up for next school year already and anticipating our end-of-year activities!  Last week, we met with all incoming 7th grade students for the 2013-14 school year, talked about middle school courses, and guided them through course selections.  We will use this information to build next year’s schedule and work on individual hourly schedules over the next several weeks.  This week on Tuesday, April 9 we will repeat this activity with next year’s incoming 8th grade students.  We work diligently on scheduling during the last month of school and into the summer months to ensure that student schedules, class rosters, and teacher loads can be determined and in place by the beginning of August.  For next year’s schedule of classes at the middle school, students will continue to have each of the core required class hours as well as choices of two elective hours.  We will move our Advisory time to the end of the school day for all students and the class design will be changed to a shortened class period (approximately 15 minutes) to focus on end-of-the day time for organization/study skills.

On Tuesday, April 16, we will have our annual MAP practice day.  We will run the same modified schedule which we utilize for building-wide testing scheduled to occur April 29-May 8.  Basically, students are involved in MAP testing the first two hours of each day, followed by a modified schedule of class periods for the remainder of each day.  We practice this on Tuesday in order for all to learn locations, expectations, and take a practice assessment for our last “push” toward the end of school before our “real” testing begins on April 29.

IS News
Our ELA teachers will be visiting a neighboring school district on Monday of this week. This will be an excellent opportunity to see Readers and Writers Workshop in action as well as the many other instructional strategies and methods. This visit was originally scheduled for February but was canceled due to a snow day. We are excited to have this PD opportunity rescheduled. Our ELA teachers will also spend the 10th at Central Office for a continuation of professional development on writing. Among some of the activities, teachers will continue to center on the common threads for writing, as well as, take a gallery walk of student writing. The gallery walk activity will help us determine how our students are performing at each grade level and if we are being consistent with the calibration of student writing.

In the evening of the 9th, our 6th grade students will perform for PTO. This performance will take place at the high school PAC at 7pm following the PTO business meeting. Students have been practicing and preparing for this performance in music classes as seen below. We invite you to this event.

Also during the evening of the 9th from 5:30-7:00pm there will be band/instrument rental at the Intermediate school for those students that will be taking band their 6th grade year. By hosting this early in the spring, students will begin the school year with their instruments as opposed to waiting. Students are always eager to get their hands on their instruments; now they won’t have to wait. We are excited about this change.

ES News
Students at the ES have accepted a 100 Problem Math Challenge sponsored by the Math Committee.  Packets were sent home last week that provide spiraled review on math content that students have learned this year.  Our Math challenge runs from April 5-April 19th. 

Teachers and students are ready to show that “We’ve Got Skills” on the MAP test later this month.  We’ve been celebrating our accomplishments while continuing to sharpen our skills so that we are ready to “show what we know” on the state test. 

Students have been stopping by the principal’s office to share stories they have written, show their reading fluency gains, or demonstrate their math knowledge.  Students are excited to share their progress.

Teachers will have 15 minute data meetings with the principal this week to discuss student progress.  We will analyze whether or not our 3rd quarter interventions are working and what more we can do between now and the end of the school year.  Everyone is working diligently at the Elementary School-staff and students both!

PS News
The Primary School students are busy during the month of April with field trips and Discovery Education benchmark assessments.  Kindergarten and first grade classes have been to the Paul Mesner Puppet Theater, Early Childhood visited Paradise Park, and first grade is preparing for the Kansas City Zoo later this month.  Several classes are practicing for end-of-year performances; Mrs. McKinzie's will be the first, performing for parents on April 9.  "Rooster Time", our RtI reading initiative, ends on April 11, and we hope to see results in students' test scores over the next few weeks.

Teachers continue to work on writing instruction and scoring, and math curriculum development.  Teacher request forms will be available for parents from April 10-19.

 

District News - March 25, 2013
HS News

This week our teachers will participate in professional development on Thursday, March 28th. The learning activities will include training sessions on PLATO, the online learning system that is utilized at the high school.  Training based on the new teacher evaluation system will be provided for all teachers as well.  Additionally, EOC testing manuals will be covered as we prepare to give the exams during the first full week of April. 

During the next few weeks at Pleasant Hill High School, our teachers will be making final preparations for the End of Course Exams.  In the classroom, the teachers are making the last push to review material and prepare our students for the eight EOC exams that we give.  Students will take EOCs in American History, Algebra I, Language Arts I, Geometry, Language Arts II, Biology, Algebra II, and Government.  In addition to the classroom preparation, our teachers are going to fill test survival kits for all students.  These bags will include snacks and drinks for students to have on each of their testing days.  

MS News

In our quest to make our writing more powerful, we are putting these words to rest and pledging that “YOU SHALL NOT BE USED!”  So long to the old, overused standbys of non-descriptive writing:  “stuff, thing, kids, really, fun, best, said, good, like, very, stuff, big”

Over the past few months, our district has been providing professional development in the area of curriculum development for our English Language Arts teachers as we prepare for the shifts of the Common Core Academic Standards.  One major change related to middle school students is in the area of writing.  For the past several years, our student writing focus has been on expository and/or a narrative style of writing, especially in the middle grades.  However, with the shift toward Common Core and college and career readiness, there is much more emphasis placed on persuasive writing beginning in the younger grades instead of “waiting” on a persuasive writing task until the junior or senior year of high school. 

As a result, our middle school teachers have been busily infusing the writing shifts into our current Language Arts classrooms.  One curriculum objective worked on this past week was the following:  Students will write to argue one side of an issue that is relevant to their current circumstances.  They will acknowledge both sides of the argument and then convince their readers their side is the best.   Class bell work has centered on taking a stand on current issues and supporting your stand with relevant details.  One example of this recently occurred when students read an article from Scope together as a class.  After reading “Is the Cafeteria Ruining Your Life?”, they debated both sides of the issue of “Assigned Seating in the Cafeteria.”  Students discussed and the teacher displayed the data from our schools climate report concerning bullying in our school (one of the major points for assigned seating in the article) as additional and relevant support for their arguments.  After reading and discussing the article and our school’s bullying data, students followed an outline to guide them through the writing process (prewriting), wrote drafts taking a position, peer edited, and self-revised before turning in the final essay. This week, these types of writing will be further developed as students take other positions related to the various questions such as: Is it okay for Beyonce to sell soda? Should we have school uniforms? Should we have a city water park?

IS News
Our students of the week are:  Abby Baker, Rileigh West, Morgan Carlile, Garrett Schick, David Rivera and Bayne McCall. We congratulate these students on being great role models and exhibiting the character traits.

 The IS musical, Aristocats Kids, was a huge success! We are so very proud of our students and their performances! Hard work, dedication and enthusiasm were evident! We thank all the students, parents and volunteers that helped make it a success. We also thank Mrs. Schupp for all her work directing our students; the musical was a delight.

Band is busy! Sixth grade band was scheduled to perform Monday, March 25 but is cancelled due to inclement weather. Our band students have made huge gains in their musical/instrumental abilities throughout the year; we are looking forward to their next opportunity to perform.   Also, we are excited to help our band program grow. There will be band instrument demo days that will take place in our 5th grade music classes on the 26th and 27th. This is a great way to spark interest in our students and allow them to explore their band options. Later in the school year students will have the opportunity to select band as an elective class for their 6th grade year.

Thursday will be full of activity. FOR (Friends of Rachel) will be presenting a special kick-off in our morning motivator. This will be a surprise for our student body; the FOR group is looking forward to it and to starting a chain reaction of kindness and helping others at the IS.

Thursday is also an early release day. In the afternoon, teachers and staff at the IS will take part in professional development on a variety of topics including MAP testing and planning, safety issues and the MO teacher evaluation process.

ES News
This week we are recognizing the 3rd Quarter accomplishments of our students.  We will celebrate perfect those students who earned perfect attendance on Tuesday with a popcorn, movie and certificate party.  Then on Thursday, we will host our Celebration Assembly where we will distribute awards and honor those students who earned all A’s and A-B status.  We will also recognize students who showed exceptional perseverance and character 3rd quarter with special recognition certificates and High Five Awards.  At this assembly we are also proud to recognize our parent volunteer of quarter with a certificate and gift card.  Our assembly will conclude with a slide show of 3rd quarter highlights.

Recently, we received word that 3rd grader, Eli Guffey from Mr. McDavitt’s room has been named a top 20 finalist in the Kindest Kansas Citian Contest.  His essay was chosen from over 6,000 entries; it is an outstanding accomplishment.  His nominee along with Eli and his family, Mr. McDavitt and I will attend the awards banquet on April 26th.

This week our fourth graders will visit Steamboat Arabia as part of their Missouri History unit.  We will also host our MAP information and PIE Nights this week for parents of 3rd and 4th graders.  On Tuesday we will welcome parents of 3rd graders and on Wednesday we look forward to meeting with parents of 4th graders.  Both events begin at 6:30 and the agenda includes an overview of the MAP test, testing schedule, test taking strategies and of course PIE!  Feel free to join us!

Finally, we were thrilled to learn that 5 of our teachers are recipients of the Connect Me I-pad Grant.  Congratulations to : Brian McDavitt, Jessica Young, Jackie Cattron, Mindy Halfmann and Ebony Shaffer.

PS News
The Primary School is busy with kindergarten screenings, which should be complete by March 28, and teacher inservices on writing scoring and instruction.  The staff is excited about John Antonetti's visit to our school on March 28.  Antonetti will observe and visit with students during Rooster Time (reading interventions) and morning classes, when teachers are planning math and writing instruction.  After our early release, Antonetti will visit with our staff about effective instructional strategies, especially intentionally planning for application, evaluation, and analysis.

Second graders built leprechaun traps for St. Patrick's Day, while kindergarteners searched for gold and leprechauns in our hallways.  Now students are excited about upcoming field trips for early childhood and first grade classes.  Several classes are beginning to practice for end-of-the-year plays and programs. Mrs. Ullah's kindergarteners presented the play "Mrs. Wishy Washy" on March 22, and Mrs. McKinzie's kindergarteners will perform to music for families on April 9.

 

Culinary Careers prepares Stir-fry
On March 14th, Chef Sam Hudgins of Southwest Foodservice Excellence prepared a Chicken Stir-fry station at the High School during lunch service. He was assisted by three students from Mrs. Smith’s class. They had the opportunity to make the culinary creation. They along with Sam stir fried fresh broccoli, peppers, carrots and snap peas with chicken, rice and a sweet teriyaki glaze. Altogether, 71 students and faculty ate the stir-fry.
Sam commented, “I am pleased at the participation and look forward to doing this at all of the schools.”  “The young ladies were a great asset as they showed great skill and passion for serving and preparing the meal for their classmates. A big thank you to Mrs. Smith for allowing them to participate.”

 

National Investwrite Essay Contest
Colleen Wouters was presented a plaque, trophy and laptop computer for receiving  3rd place in the National Investwrite Essay Contest on Monday, Mar. 18 at Pleasant Hill Middle School. Colleen and Mrs. Humphrey will join the 7th grade Stock Market Game winning team at a banquet in April, in Kansas City.

 

Guffey is Kindest Kansas Citian Essay Contest Top 20 Winner
Elementary School third grader, Eli Guffey was selected as a top 20 winner for the Kindest Kansas Citian Essay Contest. His essay was selected from over 6,000 submissions. He and his nominee, Steve Bricker, have been invited to attend the Awards Dinner along with a guest on April 26th at 6:30.  Tickets are also being sent to his teacher, Mr. McDavitt, the head of our Reading and Writing Committee, Mindy Halfmann and myself.  Eli will get to read part of his essay and present Mr. Bricker with an award at the banquet.

District News
HS News
This week at PHHS we are preparing to host a presentation by Rachel’s Challenge.  Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion.  Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999.  Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day.  A presentation for high school students will occur at 9:00 AM along with a presentation for middle and intermediate school students on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.   A community presentation will occur at 7:00 PM that evening.  All events will be hosted at the High School. 

Additionally, our staff is completing the final plans for our second ACT workshop that will take place on March 22, 2013.  Data from the November workshop were encouraging.  Students that took the ACT in December and elected to participate in the workshop, on average, scored 1.2 points higher than those that did not participate in the workshop.  Due to the fact that the April ACT is well attended by our eleventh grade students, the focus of our preparation will be on this group of students.  Students registered for the April ACT that that wish to participate in this workshop or gather additional information should inquire in the Counseling Center. 

Thursday March 14th will have the wrestling end of year awards at 6pm.  Friday is the start of spring sports with baseball at Marshall. 

Next week we get into the full swing of things, Monday Track will compete at the UCM indoor meet  and Baseball will travel to Lexington. Tuesday has the golf team in action at Country Creek  with Harrisonville.  Girls soccer will compete against Clinton in a game we will have to switch to an away match. Thursday Soccer goes to Excelsior Springs and Friday the track team will be at Harrisonville.

MS News
Even with all the snow days and rescheduling of activities and schedules, we have completed our final round of Discovery Education testing for this school year.  Our teachers have started reviewing the results and overall growth can be seen between the 2nd and 3rd round of testing data.  We now begin working on reteaching and enrichment strategies in math and English classes based on the data we have received.  Teachers will also be going over the individual student reports with their students over these next two weeks.

Over these next two weeks, our students will also continue to participate in a “Close Read” activity during their classes.  Due to the snow days, some social studies and science classes weren’t able to fit in their close reads; thus, these types of instructional tasks are still a work in progress. 

At the end of last week and continuing into this week, we are beginning our “journey” into Rachel’s Challenge.  Over the past few days, all of our students have had in-depth discussions during Advisory classes on the following questions in order to prepare for our Rachel’s Challenge formal presentation & kickoff assembly that will take place this Wednesday.

            Discussion questions: 

    • What would you consider to be bullying and why?
    • Do you think those that “bully” always realize that they are “bullying”?
    • Why do you think people bully others?
    • What are some of the cliques on your campus?  How do those cliques affect the school culture? Is it a positive or negative way?
    • What are one or two activities you or your school could do that would make the biggest impact on improving the culture on campus?

We will be on the following modified schedule on Wednesday to accommodate traveling to/from the HS for our kickoff of Rachel’s Challenge:

7:35-8:10 Hour 1
8:14-8:49 Hour 2
8:53-9:28 Hour 3
9:32-10:07 Hour 4 (10:10 Start shuttling students/staff to high school)
10:30 IS/MS Rachel’s Challenge presentation in HS Gym
11:30 Start shuttling most of students/staff back to middle school
11:50-1:05 Lunch/Hour 6 at middle school 
Shift A: 11:50-12:15   / 11:45-12:15 IS/MS core group students remaining at the HS each lunch at HS
            classes: Dowdy (32), Fender (25), Gasper (30), Berry (9)
Shift B: 12:15-12:40
            classes: Gilmore (30), Kirchhofer (20), LongBons (4), Martin (23), Sappington (7), Cohen (23)
Shift C: 12:40-1:05     /  12:30-2:00  IS/MS/HS core group of Rachel’s Chall work session at HS
            classes: Blair (18), Pierce (23), McManis (20), Hamilton (24), Davis (24)
1:09-1:49 Hour 7
1:54-2:34 Hour 8        /  2:00 Shuttle MS core group students back from HS to MS



IS News

Our students of the week are:  Danielle Lichte, Katlyn Smith, Hanah Hocker, Natalie Hopkins, Morgan Wilhite and Chloe Bloom. Our students of the month are:  Blaine Kleyh, Shirley Salcedo, Dante Lopez, Austin Long, Niki South, Thomas Swilley Wesley Tibai, Macey Barker, Laura Allee, Trace Armstrong, Will Pryor, Jakob Hammond, Taylor Fitzpatrick and Trisha Kiger. We congratulate these students on being role model students and exhibiting our character traits.

Fifth and sixth grade students will be attending an assembly titled Rachel’s Challenge on March 13. This program will be viewed by all students in grades 5-12 at two different assemblies. Rachel’s Challenge is a program that prompts being kind, respectful and helping others---replacing bullying, violence and negative behavior and attitudes. There will be a training session for a select number of students that will work at promoting the program for years to come. In the evening, there will also be a parent/community assembly that will take place at the High School gym at 7pm; we hope you will be able to attend. We are very excited about having this program in Pleasant Hill and want to thank the Pleasant Hill Betterment committee for their support and generosity for helping to make it happen.


ES News
IMG_7546(1).JPGreading opens doors.jpg Last week, we celebrated Read across America Week!  Throughout the building you could see classroom doors skillfully decorated to represent teachers’ favorite books, hear guest readers share a beloved story and smell popcorn wafting through the halls as students enjoyed a snack and “popped” open a great book.  KC Wolf visited us as well to share his love for reading and remind students to be a buddy, not a bully. 

Also last week, teachers met on release time to examine the proficient and advanced MAP descriptors as defined by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  We compared these descriptors with our current pacing and instruction to ensure that we are ready to administer the state assessment Mid-April. This analysis allowed us to chart a course of action that we can implement over the next 6 weeks.

This week, On March 14th, we will observe International PI Day, 3.14 with a day full of math activities.  Stop by and enjoy activities such as Geo-panes, coordinate grids, area and perimeter, and downhill racer measurement; it is sure to be a math extravaganza!   This week, also includes class pictures, Family Fun Night and marks the beginning of fourth quarter.


PS News

The Primary School hosted Dollars and Donuts with Dads on March 6 and raised over $440 for the local Lay Clergy.  Photos of the event are posted on the district Facebook page.  We have several exciting upcoming events:  1st. grade Grandparents' Day on March 11, spring photos and the 1st. grade spring performance the evening of March 12, and Food Power in the gym on March 13-14.  Janet Anderson coordinates the Food Power event every 3 years with the University Extension program.  With the assistance of teachers and parent volunteers, students visit several stations to learn about food production, distribution, and consumption. 

Approximately 145 incoming kindergarteners will go through screening with PAT staff, counselor Shari Doutt, and kindergarten teachers beginning the week of March 18.  Kindergarten Round-Up, when teachers are assigned and I host a parent meeting, will be held in early May.  Primary teachers are continuing to develop math lessons aligned to common core standards, and meeting to work on writing instruction and scoring.

 

MAP / EOC Testing Dates
MAP / EOC tests are performance-based assessments that measure student achievement on Show-Me Standards.
These tests are given at designated grade levels and subject areas. Tests are comprised of three methods of measurement: selected response, constructed response, and performance events.
Results are used in individual planning, program evaluation, and curriculum revision.
DESE also monitors results for progress and accreditation.

Testing Schedule:
Grade 3, 4 (Elementary School)
April 22, 23 & 24: Communication Arts
April 30, May 1 & 2: Math

Grade 5, 6 (Intermediate School)
April 24 & 25: Communication Arts (5th/6th grade)
April 26 & 30: Mathematics (5th/6th grade)
May 1 & 2: Science (5th grade)

Grade 7, 8 (Middle School)
April 16: Practice Day
April 29 - May 3: Testing Dates
May 6 - 8: MAP Makeups
May 10 & 13: MAP Reward Luncheon

Grade 9-12 (High School)
April 8 - April 26

Scholar Athlete Award
Dillan Findley was one of 22 (11-MO, 11-KS) football players in the metro area awarded the Scholar Athlete Award receiving a $1000 scholarship provided by the McCarthy Auto Group.  The banquet was held at Avila on March 3.  He is shown with Head Football Coach Kyle Roach, who is serving as the President of the Greater KC Football Coaches Association.


Jump Rope for Heart
Primary School raised $5,529.41 for the American Heart Association.
Jump Rope for Heart is a program designed to promote physical fitness and heart health through the fun activity of jumping rope.
Funds raised in Jump Rope for Heart help fight heart disease, the nation's no. 1 killer.
The top 10 students who raised the most money for the American Heart Association: Shannon Ruckman $400, Ayden Cline $320, Makenna Pruitt $300, Calli Bloom $245, Anna Morrison $235, Weston Hemmerling $215, Jacob Hanes $205, Kelsey Baker $205, Kole Starlin $200 and Chase Underwood $200.


Wilhoit receives 3rd place

The Cass County Spelling Bee was held at the Raymore-Peculiar Administration Building.  There were 5 students from the Cass County participating in the Spelling Bee. Rachel Wilhoit, 5th grade Intermediate School student was the only girl. She came in 3rd place. Congratulations Rachel!.


Basketball Championships
Parent/Fan Parking:
We will have signs to indicate parking areas. Please inform your fans that there will be NO PARKING on the north side of the building. We will have another event taking place, which will not interfere with the games because it is small in number of people involved, but they will be parking on the north side of the building.
Boys championship bracket
https://www.mshsaa.org/Activities/DistrictWinners.aspx?alg=5&class=4
Girls Championship Bracket
https://www.mshsaa.org/Activities/DistrictWinners.aspx?alg=6&class=4

 


MS Spirit Week

Monday - Winter Hat day
Tuesday - Sport Jersey day
Wed. - Fuzzy slipper day
Thursd. - Red and heart day
Friday - Duck Dynasty day


Kassidy Comeback
Middle School students and teachers honored Kassidy Reed by wearing their 'Kassidy Comeback' tshirt to school today.

The Wizard of Oz
Pleasant Hill Middle School Choir and Drama students will be presenting "The Wizard of Oz" this coming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 14th, 15th, and 16th at the Pleasant Hill High School Performing Arts Center at 7:00pm. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. You can purchase tickets at the door, or you can call 540-2149 to order tickets in advance. Please come and support the PHMS music program!

 

District News - Feb. 11
HS News

The Student Council at PHHS will host their annual officer candidate elections this week.  Candidate speeches and student voting will take place on Wednesday.  The election of these officers is instrumental in planning school activities throughout the year such as dances, spirit weeks, and community service opportunities. 

Over fifty students will be participating in DECA District Competition on Wednesday at Independence Center.  Students will be competing in various business and marketing themed role plays, exams, and presentations.  PHHS is emerging as a very strong DECA program.  Additionally, our FFA students and FBLA students will be participating in a spirit week that highlights the accomplishments of their organization while recruiting potential members. 

State Wrestling is this Thursday-Saturday the Roosters qualified six for state, Olen Brattin-126, Cole Sullivan-132, Brady Franklin-145, Kolin Rogers-160, Jacob Randle 195, and Delainey Taala 285.
In Basketball the girls host Grain Valley on Monday, go on the road to Odessa Thursday and finish the regular season next Thursday the 21st hosting Harrisonville for senior night.  The boys are on the road Tuesday at Grain Valley then host Odessa Friday and Harrisonville the following Friday the 22nd for their senior night.  Both the boys and girls conference championships will be decided over the final two weeks of the season. 

The speech and debate team travels to Holden on Wednesday for the conference debate tournament and then to Grain Valley on Monday the 18th for individual events competition.  The Show Choirs compete at Nevada this Saturday and some members will participate in Conference Choir on the 23rd at Harrisonville.  The Jazz band performs at UCM on the 23rd as well.

MS News
Our Student Council is sponsoring several fundraisers to directly benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We are offering parents, students, and staff the opportunity to purchase a lollipop valentine for one dollar.  Students are able to pick from four different card designs and parents and staff have two choices.  The lollipop valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day during advisory.  While selling our lollipop Valentines, Stu-Co is also offering Hersey’s Kisses to “Kiss off Leukemia” for $1.  This consists of a small bag of Kisses and a pair of lips with the student’s name to be posted around the building showing their support for the cause.  The final endeavor is collecting change for “Pennies for Patients” in the hopes of making a change and finding a cure.  Students are collecting spare change and turning in their boxes in to their advisory teachers by Friday, February 15. The advisory class collecting the most money will receive a pizza party.

Our positive school climate committee is hosting a February spirit stick competition this week.  Monday is Winter Hat Day, Tuesday = Sport Jersey Day, Wednesday = Fuzzy Slipper Day, Thursday = Red & Heart Day, Friday = Duck Dynasty Day.

On the academic front, four-year plans are well underway for 8th graders.  Four-year planning is a vital part of 8th grade guidance and transitioning into high school.  Every student has learned about and researched careers to help him/her have a better base in which to pick their high school classes.  Over these next two weeks, students are continuing to meet with high school counselors, teachers, and students, exploring the high school “newspaper” of course selections, and building their own four-year plan to help guide their high school experience and set goals for the future.

Finally, we are “off to see the wizard” this week!  Our middle school musical production is featuring The Wizard of Oz this week.  Performances are Thursday, Friday, & Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at the high school.

IS News
Our students of the week are:  Tanner Reffitt, Audree Hollway, Sarah Miller, Grace Kenyon, Dante Lopez and Christian Bowman. Our students of the month are:  Kylie Campbell, Emily Perisho, Emily Kerchner, Emma Kirchhoff, Morgan Wehner, Clay Froelich, Miguel Venegas, Sophie Harvey, Madison McDaniel, McKenna Hanover, Cierra Williams, Beau Brown Maddy Helms,  and Amber Gerken. We congratulate these students on being role model students and exhibiting our character traits.

During second quarter all teachers videotaped themselves teaching a lesson. Each teacher then viewed the tape and filled out a reflection form. Teachers reflected on curriculum aspects of the lesson, lesson delivery, classroom climate, time management and general overall questions regarding their lesson.  Once teachers had time to fill out the form and truly reflect on this teaching experience, teachers made a goal for the remainder of the school year. The goal should focus on teaching and learning. This week I will be meeting with each teacher individually to discuss his/her videotaping experience and goal. 
On Tuesday this week, we will be attending the MS matinee performance of The Wizard of Oz at the HS PAC. Our entire building will be in attendance and are looking forward it!

Also this week, the math teachers and I will be visiting a neighboring school district to observe. We hope to see insightful teaching and learning taking place. We will also have an opportunity to collaborate with their teachers. Observing can be a very beneficial form of professional development. We are looking forward to this visit.

ES News
Our building is bustling with excitement!  Last Friday we raised over $262.00 at our 3rd Grade Donuts with Dad event. The money that our Student Leadership Council collected will help support our Pennies for Patients campaign that started on February 6th. 

Students are showing their LOVE for Reading as they have each accepted the challenge to read 100 pages from February 4th to February 14th.   Each time a student reads 25 pages, they receive a heart to display throughout the building.  Our walls are literally filling up with hearts from students who are showing their love for reading. 

This Wednesday, we will travel to the High School to watch the Middle School’s production of the Wizard of Oz.  We are excited about the opportunity to support the talents and efforts of these students.  On Thursday, the students will enjoy the wonderful Valentine’s Parties that PTO will provide for us.

Teachers and students continue to work diligently to implement test taking strategies, writing centers and building-wide expectations.  Stop by and experience the excitement.


PS News
The primary school teachers have been excited to see results of our recent Discovery Education tests in reading and math.  99% of our students showed growth on both tests between August and January, and 50% of our students scored advanced in math in 1st. and 2nd. grades.  Teachers continue to work on developing math curriculum with rigorous lessons and activities aligned to the new Common Core standards.  Kindergarten teachers finish their Common Core Institute, three meetings for reading and three for math, in Clinton this month.  Also during this month, all three grade levels will participate in training on effective writing instruction and scoring students' work. 

Students are getting ready for an exciting week with Valentine parties on Thursday.  2nd. graders will be participating in Jump Rope For Heart on Feb. 13-14.  All grades have been practicing jumping rope in PE and at recess. In the computer lab, kindergarteners and 1st. graders are learning how to log in with their usernames and passwords.



HS Spirit Days
Courtwarming/Matwarming
Feb. 4:
PJ Day
Feb. 5:
Hat Day
Feb. 6:
Duck Dynasty Day
Feb. 7:
Duct tape / Foil Day
Feb. 8:
Neon Day


Valentine Deliveries
VALENTINE DELIVERIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT ANY SCHOOLS IN THE PLEASANT HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT. We will not accept deliveries for students the week of Feb. 14. For safety reasons, balloons and candy/floral arrangements are never allowed on school buses.


Kindergarten Screenings
Kindergarten screenings for those students who turn 5 years old on or before July 31, 2013, are currently being scheduled. If you know of any eligible children who plan to attend PHPS kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact PAT staff at 987-9200 to schedule an appointment for screening and to begin the enrollment process.

 

Freezing for a Reason
Seventeen PHHS students participated in the Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 26. The team of students jumped into Longview Lake in support of Special Olympics. Those students participating were: Tanner Beagle, Samantha Bornaman, Christian Correa, Brooke Crotty, Susanna Goodell-Fields, Vyktoria Harris, Shannon Haws, Mariah Jones, Rachel Long, Rainey Madison, Mallory Miller, Alisha Price, Elizabeth Waddle, Braxton Williams, Bradley Downing, Josh Hatten and Makenzie Hollaway.  High School Stuco co-advisor, Carrie Ryerson and Elementary School teacher, Christy Goad also braved the cold temperatures and jumped into the lake. Aubrey Purnell, Dylan Ryerson and Taylor Livingston had to drop from participating because of an illness.

Region 12 FCCLA
Region 12 FCCLA officers for 2013-2014 Left to right:  Marissa Thompson, PHHS voting delegate, Trenton Clarke Region 12 Secretary, Haley Cash Region 12 Reporter, Elisabeth Mansfield Region 12 2012-2013 Officer and Rachel Liley Region 12 Vice President.

District News - Jan. 28
HS News
During the next few weeks the staff at PHHS will be working with students as they begin to plan for courses for the 2013-2014 school year.  The choices that students and parents make regarding next year’s classes require a great deal of forethought and attention.  Obviously, the first consideration is in obtaining the required number of credits required in certain areas for graduation.  Additionally, the courses selected should depend upon the student’s four year plan which is determined by their post high school plans.  Enrollment is the opportunity to make sure that student’s are prepared for whatever they choose to do after their graduation.

This year we will continue to enroll students through our advisory program.  We will host our annual Advisory Night on March 5, 2013, where parents will attend an enrollment meeting with their student’s advisor to go over the course selections that students have made for the 2013-2014 school year.

On Monday the Girls basketball team returns to conference play hosting Odessa, later in the week they travel to Harrisonville (Thurs.) and Blue Springs (Sat.).  Wrestlers travel to St. Joseph Benton High School on Tuesday and Host Excelsior Springs for Matwarming on Thursday.  The Boy’s basketball team travels to Odessa on Tuesday and to Harrisonville on Friday.  The Show Choirs will travel to Lincoln Nebraska on Saturday for a competition.

The week of February 4th sees our girls’ basketball team traveling to Oak Grove and Excelsior Springs while our boys host both the same squads.  Friday the 8th will be courtwarming.  The Wrestlers begin their postseason run with district Friday and Saturday at Clinton High School.  The Show Choirs will compete at Harrisonville on Saturday as well.

MS News
What a wonderful learning opportunity we experienced last week!  With over 24 presenters from our community, our Pleasant Hill middle school career fair was a great opportunity for all of our 7th and 8th graders to look into the “real-world” of possible career choices which are available for them to pursue.  Mrs. Pate, our school counselor, working with our Positive School Climate committee organized and provided a fun-filled learning day for our student body.  Capping the day, each Advisory class participated in a school-wide “Scavenger Hunt” in pursuit of our winning the coveted title and “Spirit Flag” for the month of January. 
This week a core group of our middle school staff members will be involved in MANDT training.  The MANDT system is a comprehensive, integrated approach to preventing, de-escalating, and if necessary, intervening when the behavior of an individual poses a threat of harm to themselves and/or others. The focus of MANDT is on building healthy relationships between all the stakeholders in human service settings (such as teachers and students) in order to facilitate the development of an organizational culture that provides the emotional, psychological, and physical safety needed in order to teach new behaviors to replace the behaviors that are labeled “challenging”.  MANDT integrates knowledge about the neurobiological impact of childhood trauma with the principles of positive behavior support and provides a framework that empowers service providers (such as principals and teachers) to do their work in a way that minimizes the use of coercion in behavior change methodologies.

IS News
Our students of the week are:  Zak Ketchum, Taylor Ryerson, Ethan Hansen, Cameron Parker, Abby Rice and Grant Wilson! We congratulate these students on being model students and exhibiting our character traits.

Pleasant Hill R-III’s spelling bee champion is 5th grader, Rachel Wilhoit! Rachel along with many other students participated in the District Spelling Bee on January 23 at the HS PAC. Fifth and sixth grade students participated in grade level spelling bees earlier this school year and had the opportunity to represent PHIS last week. Our champs from these spelling bees are (in no particular order):   Sophie Harvey, Corey Kelly, Mitchell Hayes, Roman Carr, Jeffrey Aguilar, Gracie Kenyon, Sarah Miller, Jaden Greenwood, Emily Perisho, Maggie Tribble, Rachel Wilhoit, Logan Bailey, Morgan Wilhite, Wyatt Perkins and Jaden Reyes. The District Spelling Bee was a great success; it is a wonderful event that allows students to be involved and excel academically. We congratulate Rachel and wish her the best of luck as she moves on to the Cass County Spelling Bee in March. We also congratulate runner up, Jaden Reyes who is also a 5th grader. Way to go to all our spellers!

Calling all writers! The Young Author’s Conference competition has been underway at the Intermediate school.  The Young Author's Conference will take place on April 20, 2013, at the University of Central Missouri.  Students either used an original story already created this year in one of their classes or they could write a new one! Student work has been submitted and reviewed.  Young Author Winners are:  Makayla Blevins, Dylan Berry, Reagan Harrison, Desmond Ewing, Audrey Mann and Samantha Woods. While at UCM, these students will spend the day listening to well-known authors (and illustrators). They will learn what it takes to be an author of published books and how authors go about their own writing process. This is another great opportunity for our students! We congratulate our students and encourage them to keep up the great work!


ES News

We are excited about technology at the Elementary School!  Our library has been equipped with 5 new I-pads that will be used by students in the library and in their classrooms.  Teachers will use the I-pads to facilitate group work, individualized learning and research.  You will also see that the Bring Your Own Device Initiative has reached our building as our third and fourth graders are using their Kindles, Nooks and other eBook applications throughout the building.  We are excited that we can support our students love for reading and learning through technology.

This week our Student Leadership Council is sponsoring a “SOUPER Bowl” Canned Food Drive.  Students will bring in canned goods all week to cast their vote for the team they hope wins this Sunday’s Super Bowl.  Our goal is to collect over 500 cans for the Pleasant Hill Food Pantry.

Third graders are working diligently on their construction projects that integrate the concepts of mapping, economics and geometry.  Their projects will be on display in February.  Our fourth graders are utilizing Venn Diagrams to practice the power skill of comparing and contrasting information as they read.

Teachers will start their second round of peer observations this week.  Each teacher will visit one of their colleague’s classrooms to observe levels of student engagement. Teachers will conference with one another to share the examples of overt and covert engagement noted throughout the lesson.  We know that teacher learning precedes student learning and we are working diligently to raise student engagement as we focus on quality lesson design and the elements of balanced literacy.


PS News

Jan. 22 was a busy week at the Primary School.  In addition to lessons about Martin Luther King, we celebrated the 100th day of school on Jan. 25, and had a visit from Stan Slaughter, the “eco-troubador”, on Friday.  The 100th day began with an assembly, songs, and $100 bills.  Each class made a display of 100 things for the cafeteria:  100 math facts, 100 synonyms, 100 scales on a dragon, 100 snowmen, 100 messages of hope, etc.  Most of the day’s lessons revolved around 100, including concocting snacks with hundreds of marshmallows, chocolate chips, fritos, gummy worms, and so on.  We also collected food items to donate to the Lay Clergy food pantry; 6 classes met their goal of 100 food items. 

Mr. Slaughter’s program included songs that the students have been learning in music classes about conservation and recycling.  He provides excellent age-appropriate educational fun for the kids. 

We thank our patrons for supporting Pizza Hut Dough 4 Kids and Sonic Nights, which allow us to fund such assemblies.  Next week, kindergarteners are going on a field trip to the Paul Messner Puppet Theater.

Primary school teachers are working on writing rubrics, data analysis of Discovery Education scores, review of MSIP5 information, and anticipating students whose promotion may be in question.

Middle School Career Fair
Several businesses and individuals participated in a Career Fair held at the Pleasant Hill Middle School on Friday, January 25.

Burge elected as Governor
Pleasant Hill High School would like to congratulate Trevor Burge for being elected as the 2012-2013 Governor of the American Legion Missouri Boys State. Congratulations Trevor!

Caution...Builders at Work
Pleasant Hill Elementary third grade teachers are working on an integrated project with Social Studies and Math.Teachers guided students through a unit on economics: budgeting, goods, services, wants, needs, products, human, natural, and capital resources; and a unit on two dimensional shapes, lines, and angles, they were asked to build a town.  In the picture given, stuudents are working on their blueprints. The town can be created in anyway that they would like, however they have to use two dimensional shapes as their buildings and have to include a variety of goods and services.  Students also have been given money to spend using a budget.  Students are also asked to provide different sidewalks and streets with a variety of parallel, perpendicular, and oblique lines!  We are looking forward to viewing the final product!

 

Pleasant Hill Fire Protection presents AED to Primary School
Nathan Carpenter, Assistant Fire Chief of Pleasant Hill Fire Protection presented an AED (automated external defibrillator) to Primary School Principal, Sandra Haight and Primary School Custodian, Rhonda Cleveland recently. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that are specialized medical devices designed to recognize and treat certain lethal heart rhythms in the setting of a cardiac arrest. AEDs deliver an electrical shock to persons in ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. They provide auditory and visual prompts to assist first responders in treating a cardiac arrest.

 

Four candidates file for Board of Education
David Burge, John Edenburn, Donald Swofford and Matt Gustin have filed as candidates for Pleasant Hill R-III School District Board of Education. David Burge is seeking reelection and will face newcomers John Edenburn, Donald Swofford and Matt Gustin.  Current Board Member, Ron Henley served three terms for a total of nine years and chose not to file for reelection. Filing for election closed on Tuesday, January 15. Two seats are available and those elected on April 2, 2013 will serve a 3-year term.

 


Honor Roll

Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (gpa).

Elementary School
3rd Grade – Superintendent’s
Walker Aldrige, Isabel Bakken, Rylie Barker, Emmy Duncan, Madalynn Fatino, Kiley Faust, Jordan Fisher, Sophia Gregory, Elijah Guffey, James Hays, Malorie Hubert, Bella Jensen, Grace McKee, Victoria Nickols, Ryan Perisho, Jay Powell, Jay Shuler, Sarah Wilhoit, Alexia Woods, Madison Woods

3rd Grade – Principal’s
Averi Allen, Kelly Anderson, Lane Brattin, Marisa Brendel, Jesse Capra, Riley Cole, Barrett Darrah, Kennedy Donovan, Cason Driver, Dharma Gilsdorf, Cheyann Johnson, Molli Johnson, Morgan Lassiter, Wyatt Leyda, Kylie Lloyd, Alivia Redwine, Zachary Redwine, Alijah Reynolds, Johnathan Rivera

4th Grade – Superintendent’s
Jesse Ailshire, Owen Bailey, Kale Bakken, Drake Beaman, Ian Bledsoe, Allee Brattin, Evan Burns, Joliana Canaan, Joelee Cleveland, Morgan Corbin, Isabella Danner, Jadyn Dowdy, Landon Fatino, Silas Gray, Connor Hardin, Emily Hill, Eugene Horkay, Emma Johnson, Chayden Kirkpatrick, Evan Knapp, Brock Koehler, Ethan Longo, Keagon Madison, Jena Marconetta, Kyleigh Marley, Joshua Mathis, Makayla McClenahan, Evan Miller, Dylan Orpin, Zion Patterson, Isabelle Proudfit, Alexandria Redwine, Kooper Reed, Kylie Rennolds, Caitlyn Rogers, Tyler Rowe, Tyler Shore, Regan Shouse, Averie Snyder, Wendy Soto, Kaemyn Stidham, Alaina Umscheid, Riley Vaughn, Tobin Wise, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Keegan Zizza

4th Grade – Principal’s
Adam Abbas, Jenna Avery, Lucas Bass, Mattie Bracken, Makenzie Carlile, Kimberly Caswell, Gavin Chace, Brooklyn Chambers, Jacob Conine, Madison Copowycz, Dominique Criscione, Nelson DesCombes, Canton Elliott, Aislee Gonzalez, Paige Gustin, Marissa Helms, Charlie Heritage, Nathan Hitch, Blaise Jackson, Claire Kenyon, Emma Lapee, Wyatt Lawrence, Haylee Lewis, Ashlyn Long, Braden Lust, Maelyn Maclean, Isabella McCarty, Marissa McCormick, Chance Milbrandt, Madelyn Nelson, Aidan Parman, Jackson Petersen, Adam Prock, Tommy Riffle, Abigail Ring, Aubrey Schirlls, Aubrey Scott, Tate Stockstill, Olivia Trask, Kaleb Vermillion, Alexiea Werner, Zane Wheeler, Bryce Wilson, Madalynn Zvacek

Intermediate School
5th Grade – Superintendent’s (3.8 – 4.0)
Logan Bailey, Brandon Baker, Ethan Beagle, Daria Bennett, Conner Bracken, Collin Brockman, Jasmine Brown, Brian Brunell, Ethan Campbell, Kylie Campbell, Truman Cartner, Grace Chambers, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Hayden Cox, Brylee Davis, Cahterine Davis, Austin Dinges, Desmond Ewing, Kaitlyn Ewing, Jacey Faust, Lawrence Graham, Tanner Graves, Samuel Gray, Jaden Greenwood, Jeffrey Hatfield, Paige Hicks, Hanah Hocker, Jordan Hoerl, Angeleena Hook, Natalie Hopkins, Ashlynn Keilholz, Emma Kirchhoff, Blaine Kleyh, John Kohler, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkins, Jagger Lawler, Victor Leiker, Julia Longmeyer, Michael Maasen, Audrey Mann, Hailey McCommon, Angela McCormick, Savannah McIntosh, Abigail McKee, Maycie Meaders, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Garrett Pierce, Alexander Prosser, Jayden Reyes, Abigale Rice, Kyleigh Roe, Carly Rogers, Simon Scott, Carson Shoop, Dawson Sivils, Parker Snow, Nicole South, Amos Springer, Thomas Swilley, Megan Swinney, Cole Swofford, Mich Taylor, Wesley Tibai, Sayler Todd, Margaret Tribble, Austin Tye, Michael Tyler, Miguel Venegas, Melissa Walters, Sarah Watson, Dylan Watterson, Morgan Wehner, Brylee Wells, Rileigh West, Alexis White, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Anna Williams, Grant Williams, Grant Wilson, Samantha Woods.
 
5th Grade – Principal’s (3.79 – 3.50)
Madalyn Allen, Jackson Barnes, Makayla Blevins, Mariah Brattin, Paul Breeze, Andrew Brownsberger, Mithcell Coon, Jade Feeler, Dalton Francy, Clay Froehlich, Abigail Gieschen, Kathlyn Goldston, Deidra Gross, Brittany Hays, Cody Henry, Emily Kerchner, Austin Long, Kathryn Maasen, Samuel Markham, Christina Morris, Mikayla Ollison, Sierra Powell, Nicholas Rahe, Tanner Reffitt, Madison Roeder, Shirley Salcedo, Caleb Shepard, Lilly Spear, Eli Vanatta, Alec Wheeler

5th Grade – Honor Roll (3.49 – 3.0)
Abigail Baker, Caleb Bowman, Christian Bowman, Morgan Brisbin, Lane Burgess, Kurt Burns, Lee Chrisman, Hunter Davis, Tristin Davis, Emmelia Dinges, Chance Elam, Brittany Foley, Michael Giesbrecht, Ethan Hansen, Reid Howell, Shyann Jellison, Kya Jenkins, Jermyah Knapp, Trenton Long, Meghan May, Rianna McClendon, Dakota Middleton, Randi Miller, Nathaniel Mosquesa, Rain Ruth, Julia Sias, Brednen Smith, Colton Snyder, Domonik Sostorecz, Brooke Stone, Gunner Tweddie, Kaitlyn Wilson, Mariah Younce

6th Grade – Superintendent’s (3.8 – 4.0)
Jeffery Aguilar, Daniel Albin, Katherine Bauer, Dylan Berry, Marissa Bowman, Sydney Bunch, Kennedy Burton, Morgan Carlile, Aaron Chen, Trey Clevenger, Zoe Crockett, Delaney Davis, Mackenzie DiMarco, Dawson Ferdig, Amber Gerkin, Faith Griggs, Kirsten Gross, Anastasia Hanes, McKenna Hanover, Sophia Harvey, Mithcell Hayes, Madeline Helms, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Shelby Jack, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Taylor Markham, Brittany Marshall, Emma Marshall, Sarah Miller, Emma Mueller, Cameron Parker, Matthew Pritchett, William Pryor, Ali Ray, Grace Riley, Marianne Riley, Garrett Schick, James Schoenfelt, Taylor Shewmaker, Joseph Sosko, Stewart Watson, Halee Werner, Megan White, Haley Wiggins, Saylor Zurcher
 
6th Grade – Principal’s (3.79 – 3.50)
Laura Allee, Vincent Anderson, Trace Armstrong, Christian Atkins, Macey Barker, Michael Blaine-Untermeyer, Nathan Bledsoe, Chloe Bloom, Sierra Bowman, Wyatt Bramwell, Averee Brattin, Kaitlyn Brooks, Wesley Burkhart, Brandon Byrd, Garrett Canaan, Roman Carr, Kaitlyn Clevenger, Kathleen Cortinas, Derrick Cretel, Joshua Devaul, John Edenburn, Julia Edmonds, Allie Gerken, Jaeden Grego, Reagan Harrison, Gabriel Hodge, Mazen Jackson, Miranda Kelley, Trisha Kiger, Madison McDaniel, Cydney Matzger, Maragh Newberry, Madelyn Phipps, Sally Riffle, Haylie Rouchka, Taylor Ryerson, Keegan Slaughter, Taylor Stith, William Toler, Mszayah Vanzant, Devin Vestal, Cassandra Waddle, Christina Wait, Cierra Williams, Luke Winkler, Samantha Yokley

6th Grade – Honor Roll (3.49 – 3.0)
Christopher Abney, Andrea Allen, Beau Brown, Randy Burkhart, Emily Chace, Shawn Cummings, Clifford Jellison, Zachariah Ketchum, James Lowe, William Markham, Bryce McGinnis, Joshua Millard, John Dagley, Mary Emond, Morgan Gish, Chase Gray, Spencer Gussman, Tyler Hagan, Jakob Hammond, Audree Holloway, Nolan Miller, Grant Ring, Katlyn Smith, Sean Spangler, Mason Waugh


Middle School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll
7th Grade – Jordan Anderson, Carly Barker, Mackenzie Beaman, Levi Cohen, Rachel Denney, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Autumn Ferguson, Brett Greufe, Jordan Hamlin, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Richard J Hughes, Eric Humphrey, Grace Keilholz, Skyler Kirchhofer, Cameron Knapp, Savannah Long, McKenzie Maclean Ashley McClenahan, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Alex Moore, Alexandra Pierce, Madison Roach, Samantha Rohne, Nicholas Ryan, Derek Smith, Trent Wilson, Michael Wright 

8th Grade – Macee Adams, Megan Bauer, Sarah Beachner, Fiona Bolte-Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Sarah Davis, Rachel Dustman, Parker Evans, Olivia Ferdig, Jacob Fisher, Kara German, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Hayley Kerrick, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Cole Lightfoot, Aidan Link, Caleb Long, Kaitlyn Long, Hannah McCommon, Emma Moore, Josey Pate, Clara Plasse, Courtney Pritchett, Graceann Ring, Blake Rutherford, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Racheal Snyder, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Christina Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Aligail Welther, Courtney Wesemann, Austin White, Evan Williams, Brooke Wood, Colleen Wouters, Ellie Yoder

Principals Honor Roll
7th Grade – Trevor Blankenship, Anna Boehm, Dillon Bray, Samara Bruno, Brooke Cash, Kacie Creighton, Noah Descombes, Matthew Dobson, Shawn Gallagher, Logan Gish, Tabitha Graham, Makailyn Hernandez, Jillian Heuwinkel, Kyley Keith, Keith Lapee, Nathaniel Longo, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Elias Peters, Summer Ray, Mackenzie Robinson, Johana Rosas, David Shanks, Tristin Sudduth, Sidney Walters, Gennavieve Wrobel, Evan Yokley, Tori Young

8th Grade – Nathan Allen, Kylie Baker, James Barnes, Blake Beagle, Ryan Bolden, Lauren Bonnett, Michelle Butricks, Jaymie Clevenger, Jacob Dennis, Zachary Gray, Kaley Hays, Alexa Hiler, Shayla Hill, Haden Hodge, Alexandria Jackson, Dylan Kelly, Noah Kenyon, Alyssa Kramer, Daniel Lee, Emma Lugenbeel, James McGovney, Heather Miller, Kelsey Miller, Ashley Pace, Lauren Petersen, Jamie Ross, Paige Sailors, Rabekah Schoenfelt, Bryan Stevenson, Gavin Wheeler, Kali White, Shelby Williams, Tommy Williams
Regular Honor Roll
7th Grade – Camille Abney, Emily Armstrong, Emma Braley, Jeremy Brant, Evan Brons, Jackson Caley, Jared Clapp, Victoria Combs, Alyssa Coon, Emma Craven, Michael Denney, Makayla Devault, Noah Dowdy, Colten Haak, Layla Heritage, Jordan Jones, David Kobie, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Victoria Long, Lauren Mann, Jack Marconett, James McKee, Saisha Morgan, Mikayla Norman, Michael Okuly, Tori Parrott, Andrea Powell, Lauren Redwine, Kassidy Reed, Kylee Reeves, Jerod Rottinghaus, Jordan Rottinghaus, Sydney Schirlls, Brayden Smith, Dale Snider,  Amanda Snow, Chance Sullivan, Luke Swofford, Kirsten Thompson, Mariah Thompson, Tanner Todd, Brandon Young.

8th Grade – Cameron Agee, Dalton Bach, Jared Bahner, Ethan Baker-Arbuckle, Garrett Bakken, Hannah Beissel, Garrett Carlile, Mason Clarke, Samantha Clevenger, Isaac Denney, Spencer Eubank, Casey Gifford, Kylie Henry, Lane Jellison, Katie Jones, Larry Kiger, Jonathan Kosfeld, Gage Lawler, Baileyann Lees, Olivia Lehmann, Austin Marshall, Cameron McCarty, Reagan McClendon, Kaycee Mullin–Struzick, Kylie Mullin-Struzick, Austin Oden, Jodee Powell, Austin Rash, Paige Robinson, Trevor Ross, Michaela Shinn, Blake Smith, Jordan Smith, Jenna Solomon, Cole Taylor, Kameron Trask, Justin White, Alex Whittington, Holly Wilhelm, Shae Williams, Luke Woodall, Brooke Young

High School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll (4.0+)
9th Grade – Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Michael Miller, Joshua Young
10th Grade – Riley Bonnesen, Tyler Evans, Nicole Nulsen, Suzanne Young
11th Grade – Krista Bricker, Zachery Cohen, Hannah Dustman, Heather Hughes, Kacey Breitbach, Mariahe Long, Kristin Orpin, Mackenzie Snyder, Trevor Young
12th Grade – Samantha Bornaman, Rachel Casteel, Steven Greufe, Elizabeth Jerabek Rachel Lauve, Justin Longmeyer, Brittany Lugenbeel, Kaylee Mathiason, Hannah Meyer, Mallory Miller, Anna Prewitt, Adam Reeves, Gregory Troiani, Hannah Widaman
Principal’s Honor Roll (3.50 – 3.99)
9th Grade – Madison Bailey, Courtney Bonnett, Dalton Burge, Noah Burton, Kaycee Clements, Josie Cotter, Tyler Crane, Kaitlin Dierking, Garrison Fields, Danielle Gerken, Mikalah Gibson, Jacob Hardy, Cameron Haws, Levi Hayes, Felix Hernandez, Joely Hughes, Levi Jack, Mason James, O'Tillia Jerabek, Madelynn Kahl, Emma Moore, Marley Moran, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Walker Reed, Nathan Ryan, Gonzalo Senda, Brianna Shuler, Joseph Smith, Sienna Smith, Madolyn Swinney, Jamie Vaughan, Claire Villegas, Carly Voss, Jacob Watson, Bailey Wileman

10th Grade – Alexis Allard, Rebekah Anderson, Ethan Archer, Courtney Bakken, Madison Barker, Hannah Beachner, Brogan Bellamy, Weston Boehm, Garrett Bolden, Kaylene Bramwell, Meredith Burns, Alexandria Burris, Hannah Crawford, Olivia Dotson, Renee Edenburn, Kyle Feeler, Anderson Fields, Courtney Fountain, Katherine Friederich, Susanna Goodellfields, Kameron Gray, Gillian Haight, Ian Hodge, Sarah Hoke, Julianna Holguin, Anthony Holt, Spencer Homan, Cheyenne Jennings, Autumn Kirchhofer, Jacob Lauve , Alexis Lynn, Joseph Madison, Ryan McClendon, Kayla McDaniel, Morgan Messick, Elijah Mijares, Cole Miller, Noah Moore, Justin Orpin, Devon Peters, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, Cassy Reeves, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Emily Scholljegerdes, Lewis Sharp, Samuel Smith, Madison Stockstill, Molly Takacs, Marissa Thompson, Steven Vaughan, Makenzie Voorhees, Kai Wesemann, Emma Widaman, Zachary Winkler, Olivia Woodruff

11th Grade – Justin Bell, Katie Brenton, Jamie Brookshier, Abbie Brown, Alexis Caraker, Haley Cash, Trenton Clarke, Brandon Clevenger, Brooke Crotty, Sheyanne Craig, Benjamin Dobson, Kenton Hanifl, Bailey Heublein, Mallory Humphrey, Schyler Johnston, Kiahla Kirchhoff, Moriah Longo, Erica Loney, Emily McKee, George Montag, Haylee Newport, Allison Novak, Alisha Price, Hailey Sadler, Allie Schwartz, Paige Shifflett, Hannah Shinn, Rachel Triplett, Codi Winslow, Allie Zahn

12th Grade – Logan Baker, Brad Barnett, Karin Bock, Taylor Bonnesen, Cordell Boyd, John Brookshier, Trevor Burge, Haley Burkhart, Douglas Bybee, Brittany Couch, Noah Dayson, Katharine Debortoli, Joyce Fields, Dillan Findley, Courtney Gibbins, Jenna Greenwood, Joseph Griffith, Shannon Haws, MaryBeth Hertzog, Amethyst Hughes, Devon Jarrett, Jessica Kemerling, Kayla Kennedy, Erika King, Rebecca King, Summer Kirchhofer, Kaitlin Long, Taylor Louthan, Joshua Lukenbill, Elisabeth Mansfield, Tyler Miller, Hannah Moran, Brandon Norris, Brent Norris, Mysti-Ane Pearce, Jacob Randle, Dylan Ross, Samuel Seaman, Mikayla Shepard, Elizabeth Sherman, Sam Sherwood, Nicholas Shore, Brad Smith, Kaylee Smith, Rachelle Smith, Ryan Spangler, Chelsea Stuber, Caleb Taylor, Dominic Taylor, Taylor Thomas, Sheyanna Thompson, Jennifer Vandiver, Shelby Walton, Kindred Wesemann, Baleigh Wheeler, Cassidy White, Charlotte Williams, Lori Williams, Tyler Wilson, Hannah Winkler, Abigail Yoder, Lonnie Yost, Ashley Younce, Shelby Zahn

Regular Honor Roll (3.00 – 3.49)
9th Grade – Carlee Adams, Maranda Arcuri, Phillip Bledsoe, Abbey Breitbach, Brylea Burkhart, Coleman Corson, Malynn Creighton, Andrew Dobson, Miles Friedrich, Ragan Gish, Joseph Gomez, Emily Graham, Morgan Hoenshell, Kin John, Katie Krug, Mason Poling, Haley Richwine, Madison Ring, Taylor Ross, Brooke Rottinghaus, Keegan Ruckman, William Stanley, Cheyenne Sturttmann, Cole Sullivan, Joseph Switzer, Zachary Taylor, Kennedy Todd, Max Whited, Amber Woolford, Zachary Zieman

10th Grade – Sara Baker, Christopher Barzilla, Alyssa Batliner, Luke Blomquist, Eric Brons, Maggie Burton, Tiffany Butler, Arron Correa, Jared Crane, Samuel Diaz, Gavin Dooly, Sara Doty, John Falck, Jacob Fetters, Bailey Fidler, Samantha Gustin, Lauren Hawkins, Olivia Hessling, Alleana Holt, Alysha Holt, Mariah Jones, Caitlin King, Rachel Liley, Samantha McCarty, Jade Milbrandt, Margaret Millard, Logan Perry, Tanner Pettet, Christian Price, Elizabeth Roberts, Rachel Schick, Daryl Shreve, Samantha Stucker, Kylee Taylor, Chelsea Thompson

11th Grade – Kassidy Albright, Mikaella Alexander, Tanner Beagle, Greg Brundage, Brandon Cassity, Sutton Crabtree, Coleman Daniel, Jacob Davis, Kaylea Dennis, Brady Franklin, McKenna Gates, Lucas Gibson, Alexander Hurd, Jamie Jones, Kami Lamar, Rachel Long, Kendall Mahoney, Leah Miller, Crystal O’Malley, Lukas Pace, Sullivan Parris, Kendra Pryor, Kelsey Radmacher, Cole Reeves, Christian Richardson, Markie Roach, Haleigh Rottinghaus, Kimberlyn Selvin, Joshua Shewmaker, Bryce Siebeneck, Patricia Stillwell, Austin Taylor, Matthew Vest, Grady Voss, Haylee Votipka, Jamie Williams, Logan Woodall, Austin Yount, Derek Ziegelbein
 
12th Grade – Tamara Barker, Kelly Blankers, Jordan Boynton, Trenton Burdette, Daniel Caswell, Alex Coday, Lauren Crawford, Brandon Cribelar, Erika Crofut, Jacob L Denney, Jacob S Denney, Tyler Dlugolecki, Alexzander Dotson, Tyler Farrell, Kacy Faucette, Colbi Ford, Spencer Harvey, Taylor Hayes, Vyktoria Harris, Blake Higgs, Jesse Jamison, Dakota Jarrett, Dallas Kelly, Jamie Kelly, Drake Kramer, Maurice Lang, Devin Lees, Taylor Livingston, Alex Pate, Mason Potter, Mackenzie Powell, Alexis Rehms, David Routh, Angela Stillwell, Seth Thompson, Matthew Townsend, Hailey Taylor, Robert Taylor, Ozzy Whaley, Brandon Uebele

 


Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for first semester of the 2012-2013 school year.

Primary School:


1st Semester

Kindergarten – Cooper Aldridge, Sarah Davis, Dominic Gladman, Carter Hammond, Cooper Kent, Kasen Roper, Addison Tippie, Shiah Wright

1st Grade – Jordan Crawford, Campbell Gregory, Leela Harris, Westyn Jensen, Sophia Lapee

2nd Grade – Brenden Bunch, Jacob Davis, Alyssa Dinges, Reagan Kimrey, Avery Lawrence, Jacob Liley, Samuel McCarty, Amelia Miller, Seth Wilson


Elementary School:
1st Semester
3rd Grade – Walker Aldridge, Tucker Brunner, Kaidence Cleveland, Riley Cole, Cole Collins, atthew Davis, Abby Gilland, Elijah Guffey, James Hays, Bella Jensen, Molli Johnson, Nina Lapee, Jordan Mason, Duncan Perkins, Harley Prewitt, Gavin Rogers, Hadelynn Smith, David Vaughan, Jackson White
4th Grade – Gavin Chace, Dravin Collins, Nelson DesCombes, Tanner Fields, Paige Gustin, Cole Jones, Maelyn MacLean, Zachary Miller, Madelyn nelson, Kohlin Rahe, Anna Rogers, Wendy Soto, Alaina Umsheid


Intermediate School:
5th Grade – Brittnay Hays, Mikayla Ollison, Colin Paris, Michael Tyler, Eli Vanatta, Cameron Watson, Alec Wheeler
6th Grade – Aaron Chen

Middle School:
7th Grade – Mackenzie Beaman, Dillon Blackburn, Ryan Bowen, Nathan Chace, Alyssa Coon, Noah Descombes, Makayla Devault, Chase Diato, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlin Evans, Cody Faust, Shawn Gallagher, Brett Greufe, Ryan Hopkins, Keith Lapee, Marisa Lewis, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Ethan Mckownm Michael Okuly, Elias Peters, Madison Roach, Jerod Rottinghaus, Nicholas Ryan, David Shanks, Amanda Snow, Zachary Uebele, Michael Wright

8th Grade – Cameron Agee, Ryan Bolden, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Samantha Clevenger, Casey Gifford, Jerry Hays, Jada Jackson, Hayley Kerrick, Gage Lawler, Daniel Lee, Caleb Long, James McGovney, Kylie Mullin – Struzick, Donnavon Peters, Thomas Phelps, Clara Plasse, Austin Rash, Graceann Ring, Blake Rutherford, Michaela Shinn, Jordan Smith, Jenna Solomon, Kameron Trask, Benjamin Watson, Gavin Wheeler, Austin White, Ellie Yoder

High School:
9th Grade – Ronald Caswell, Danielle Gerke, Jacob Hardy, Joely Hughes, Cheyenne Long, Emma Moore, Colton Neill, Marissa Paris, Brandon Pruett, Brooke Rottinghaus, Nathan Ryan, Joseph Smith, Stephany Soto, William Stanley, Cheyenne Struttmann, Cole Sullivan, Jamie Vaughan, Gregory Wright.

10th Grade – Lane Adams, Sara Baker, Renee Edenburn, John Falck, Susanna Goodellfields, Dylan Hawks, Rachel Liley, Adam Mansfield, Devon Peters, Michael Prock, Caitlin Rash, Cassy Reeves, John Romer, Marissa Thompson, Steven Vaughan, Zachary Winkler, Olivia Woodruff.

11th Grade – Mikaella Alexander, Danielle Bowen, Abbie Brown, James Clark, Brandon Clevenger, Kaleb Cline, Zachery Cohen, Tristan Dooly, McKenna Gates, Lucas Gibson, Heather Hughes, Kiahla Kirchhoff, George Montag, Jacob Ogle, Nathan Phillips, Matthew Ralston, Christian Richardson, Hannah Shinn, Tori Stodgell, Justin Wagner, Brian Wait, Braxton Williams, Kevin Wyrick.

12th Grade – Taylor Bonnesen, Cordell Boyd, Jacob Denney, Tyler Dlugolecki, Matthew Gray, Spencer Harvey, Amethyst Hughes, Jessica Kemerling, Rachel Lauve, Taylor Livingston, Alexandria Long, Elisabeth Mansfield, Hannah Meyer, Anna Prewitt, Kaylee Smith, Dakota Sublett, Ozzy Whaley

 


District News - Jan. 14
HS News
Through the use of our Plan Time Professional Development, teachers continue to work on designing engaging lessons.  The teachers are focusing on purposeful planning by using essential questions to create objectives that inform the students what they are learning and why they are learning the material.  Walk-throughs are conducted to observe the quality of the objectives.  Additional discussions are then held between the teachers to improve their practice through peer evaluation.  The Plan Time PD this year has given teachers time to collaborate and learn from each other with the intention of increased student achievement.  

After our boys basketball team finished 3rd and the girls took 1st in the Pleasant Hill Invitational, they will be back in conference action this week.  The Girls travel to Grain Valley tonight and host Oak Grove on Thursday.  The boys will host Grain Valley on Tuesday and travel to Oak Grove on Friday.   Wrestling will travel to Grain Valley on Tuesday and Oak Grove on Thursday.  They will also compete at Kearney Tournament on Saturday.  This Saturday the vocal music department will host the Battle of the Best, show choir competition.  If you have never experienced this extravaganza you need to come and see what it is all about.

MS News
Basketball season comes to a close this week with the concluding games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  According to Mr. Reese basketball coach, “The 8th grade boy’ basketball team has had a very successful season.  The boys won both the Grain Valley and Holden Invitational basketball tournaments.  Currently, the 8th grade boys have a record of 14 wins and 0 losses.  The team shows great promise for the future of the high school program.”

Coach Adamczyk, middle school girls’ basketball coach, also had very positive thoughts regarding this year’s group of athletes, “A team- We had a very productive season from start to finish.  Our record didn’t show how hard we worked and how hard we played each practice and game.  The girls were very coachable and made improvements every day.  I went from the beginning of the year telling them where to go a lot of the time to me watching them get to the right spot without me having to say a word at the end.  I was very lucky to have a great group of girls to work with.  We took 2nd place in the Holden tournament and our record was close to .500.  I can’t wait to watch them play in the future and hope they keep working hard as they did all year.  B team- We had a great year.  The only games they lost were two out of their first three games.  One was in overtime and the other was by one point.  They also were playing teams that had already played half their season, so we were very proud at the effort they gave for the first few games of our season and throughout.  What we said about the A team can be reciprocated to the B team.  They worked very hard in practice and played hard in the games.  We saw a lot of improvement working together and with their skills.  They won most of their games by 10 points or more.  We are very lucky in Pleasant Hill to allow both 7th and 8th graders to play.  They gain that extra year of practice and preparation for when they go to the high school. Coach K and I are very proud of our girls on how they carried themselves and how they represented Pleasant Hill everyday home or away.”

On the academic front, our upcoming district-wide spelling bee will be held Wednesday, January 23 at 5:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center at the high school.  This year our seventh and grade students eligible to compete in our local district competition are the following:  7th Graders Jordan Anderson, Joe Heinrich, Jake Harris, Eric Humphrey, Mac Beaman, and Kyley Keith; 8th Grader Kirsten Medearis, Emma Moore, Aidan Link, Ellie Yoder, Michelle Butricks, and Lauren Larkins.  

IS News
Lights, Camera, Action! It is that time again; we are off and running with the Intermediate school musical! This year our students will be performing Disney’s The Aristocrats Kids. Below is an extract from Disney explaining what this musical is about:
Madame's jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. What's a cat to do? Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats come to their rescue! This feline adventure will get your feet tapping with its hip, jazzy beat, which includes the Disney favorites "The Aristocats," "Scales and Arpeggios" and "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat."  http://disneytheatricallicensing.com/aristocatskids

Our students have begun singing songs from the musical in music classes. They have read through the script and are getting excited thinking about potential roles. Students will audition this week. Students will also have the opportunity to apply for stage crew. There will be many opportunities for students to be involved. The musical will be performed at the HS PAC March 21-23.

The principal will be meeting with each team of teachers on their planning periods to discuss MSIP 5. Data regarding our performance, as well as a comparison with other local schools, will be shared. We will be discussing current practices and tool measuring devices as we explore alternative ideas that might be even better than what we are currently using.

Our computer teacher and PE teacher are collaborating and planning an interdisciplinary unit regarding 6th grade content. In PE, sixth graders are studying the different systems of the body and how they work together. Students are researching the different systems and have a choice of technology tools to use in order to create a presentation for their peers. Teachers want students to have a greater understanding of how their body works—how the systems work together—in order to have a better understanding of what keeps a body functioning so students can stay safe and healthy. Both teachers also want students to become proficient with various technology tools. This unit builds upon the knowledge that students gained last year as fifth graders. The objective for fifth graders is to learn the major muscles and bones. As you can see in the picture, students are busy with this task!


ES News
This week, teachers are having a “Date with Data”.  Each teacher is analyzing their common assessment data in reading, writing and math to determine how we can best meet our students’ needs.  Based on our data discussions we will begin formulating another layer of support for students.  It is our goal to create writing, reading and math clubs that will provide another level of targeted instruction for students.

Our morning RTI Fluency groups will be changing soon as we analyze that data as well.  More and more students are moving to proficiency so starting next week, we will reconfigure the groups.  Emphasis for the new groups will be on writing in response to the fluency passages that we are reading as well as correct words read in one minute.

Third grade students are busy “building” their own town.  This unit integrates reading, geometry, writing and economics.  Down the third grade hallway, student engineers can be seen wearing their “hard hats” while designing their blue prints for their own town.  Our fourth graders are finishing their electricity unit in science and will be heading “west” as they learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 

PS News
Primary School students will be taking the second Discovery Education benchmark assessment in both reading and math over the next 3 weeks.  We are excited about the upcoming 100th day of school on Jan. 24, which we always start with a short assembly, special songs, and $100 bills.  Classes will be doing activities related to counting and sorting, and making displays of 100 items to decorate our cafeteria.  Another anticipated event is the visit of Stan Slaughter, the grandfather of one of our students, who hosts an environmental assembly annually with each grade level, complete with singing and dancing, that teaches the benefits of recycling.

January is a busy month for staff, as they administer DE and then review results to make instructional decisions.  At the end of January, we will revise our Rooster Time reading program participants based on individuals' progress. Our PLC meetings will include information about MSIP 5 district data, students whose promotions are in question, plans to complete math curriculum development, and teaching videos to critique.   Several teachers are attending a technology integration conference, related to the new Common Core, with Janis Yokley.  Sue Herrera is visiting our building one afternoon to work with 2nd. grade teachers on writing instruction and scoring. 


District News - Jan. 7
HS News

The 88th Annual Pleasant Hill Boys/Girls Basketball Tournament is upon us.  This is a great time to put our school and our community on display.  This event is highly anticipated by many throughout the area.  This year our boys and girls teams have received the top seed in their respective divisions.  Please join us for a great week of basketball!  The tournament bracket is at the following link: http://www.pleasanthillschools.com/P%20Hill%20BB%202013%20updated.pdf

The Varsity Wrestlers will compete in the MRVC Tournament on Friday and Saturday this week at Richmond High School.  This is one of the events that still has both sides of our conference competing together. The show choirs will travel to Columbia Rock Bridge High School this weekend for competition on Saturday.

Additionally, Pleasant Hill High School senior Trevor Burge has been elected as the 2012-2013 Governor of the American Legion Missouri Boys State. A presentation will take place at halftime of the Pleasant Hill Boys basketball game on Tuesday. Congratulations Trevor!

MS News
The beginning of a new year: 2013.  Many new opportunities, resolutions, goal setting, a fresh start again for students and staff alike in many areas.  For the middle school, we begin a fresh new semester, with schedule changes for semester long elective classes and new starts with grades and assignments for all courses.  This week ushers in “newness” and a fresh perspective that is refreshing for many.  PE classes, art, theatre arts, and general music brings a fresh new crop of students and teachers together, while core classes such as math, social studies, and the like begin new units and activities for a new grading cycle as many students continue with the same class assignments and teachers for the basic subjects.

As the school year resumed last week, teachers and students both began planning for the new semester.  Many students joined new classes, learned a new schedule, and this week will begin exploring their own academic strengths and weakness looking at their individual Discovery Education testing information data from the 2nd round of benchmark tests that they completed before winter break.  Teachers met together during professional development time to learn about the new Core Academic Standards being rolled out in Missouri, looking through Common Core manuals that a majority of the country has started implementing and introducing nationwide.  Plans are already underway at our middle school for our staff to continuing learning about the new Core Academic Standards and developing their understanding at all the remaining professional development days this semester.  

This past week all staff participated in a “Treasure Hunt” through the new materials, led by our district-trained “trainers”, comprised of teachers and administrators across our district.  Our “in-house” team is comprised of Tiffany Gilmore, curriculum facilitator/8th grade CA teacher; Jason Beatty, 8th grade team leader/social studies teacher, and Jenny Bell, principal. 

IS News
Our students of the week are:  Taylor Markham, Beau Brown, Sammy Markham, Savannah McIntosh, Victor Leiker, and Sally Riffle. Our students of the month are:  Mariah Brattin, Ashlynn Keilholz, Desmond Ewing, Jagger Lawler, Abigail McKee, Grant Wilson, Logan Bailey, Ana Hanes, Avree Brattin, Chloe Bloom, Aaron Chen, Corey Kelly and Jeffrey Aguilar. We congratulate these students on being model students and exhibiting our character traits.

Each quarter we emphasize a different character trait at PHIS. Once the trait is introduced, teachers reinforce the trait in their classrooms and Mrs. Bermel, our counselor, builds upon the trait in her guidance classes. We often refer back to the trait(s) when students have various problems or situations. This quarter students brainstormed about the character trait Responsibility. Students thought about what responsibility “looks like” and what it “sounds like”. Students had time to collaborate with partners regarding this as well. Then we shared out as a whole and created posters. Some of the attributes of responsibility that students came up with are:  doing homework without being asked, making good choices, cleaning up in the cafeteria and throughout the building, doing work on time and turning it in on time, being prepared for class, helping others, asking permission, treating other with kindness and using kind words and phrases such as “I’m sorry, Please, and Thank you”. These posters will be hung around our building. The posters are a great reminder for our students about expectations and how to meet them—being responsible! 

Our students took the Discovery Education test 2 prior to our holiday break. Due to unforeseen circumstances teachers were unable to analyze data prior to break; however, they will be doing so this week. Students and teachers have been working hard on curriculum/specific skills. We are eager to analyze data and see how students are progressing. Teachers will use this data to adjust RtI groups and skill sets as needed.

 

ES News

pizza.JPGBefore the holiday break, we issued a 100 page Reading Challenge to our students in the hopes that they would continue to read over the long break.  We are thrilled to report that 62 students accepted that challenge and many surpassed the 100 page goal for a total of 16, 733 pages read. We surprised these students with a pizza lunch last Friday; it was a great way to start the New Year.

We spent our first two days back with students last week, rebuilding community in our classrooms, setting goals for 2nd semester and revisiting school-side expectations.  This week, teachers and students are launching into 3rd quarter work in which we are striving to infuse the shifts in the Core Academic Standards into our instruction.  These shifts include annotation of the text, writing to think and perseverance in math. 

Teachers will continue their revision of the math curriculum so that it more closely aligns to the new standards at after school sessions on Mondays beginning today.  Teams will also participate in plan time professional development in which we will continue learning  the components of Balanced Literacy and set goals for the use of classroom libraries and writing centers.

We will end our week by honoring the accomplishments made by students 2nd quarter at our Celebration Assembly.  At 2:30 we will gather in the gym to distribute both academic and character awards.  Earlier in the day we will recognize those students who did not miss one minute of 2nd quarter instuction at our Perfect Attencance parties.  It will be a wonderful day of celebrations, please feel free to join us!

 

PS News
At the primary school, we enrolled 11 new students at the beginning of this second semester.  Our kindergarten classes have 21-22 students, first grade classes have 23 students, and second grade classes have 25-26 students.

For the students, the month of January means Discovery Education benchmark testing, celebrating the 100th day of school, and Stan Slaughter's musical environmental program.  For the teachers, this month will be busy with continuing math curriculum development, writing instruction inservice, technology workshop, and data review. 

We had a very productive teacher workday on Jan. 2, with grade level meetings about common core math standards and a building-wide "working lunch" to familiarize all staff with the CCSS.  Kindergarten teachers have developed lessons and assessments for 11 standards, first grade teachers for 13, and second grade teachers for 18.  Teachers are also reviewing data from running records, which provide estimated reading levels for all first and second graders.

 

Humane Society visits Intermediate School
Jo Hickey of The Humane Society visited with 6th grade students at the Intermediate School on Dec. 14.

Hand Puppet Shows
Middle School Theatre Arts students created and presented hand puppet shows last week to demonstrate the ability to create interesting and convincing character through voice.

 

District News - Week of Dec. 10:
HS News
The final full week of the first semester proves to be very busy for our students.  Many games, matches, in addition to vocal and instrumental concerts are scheduled.   Furthermore, our students will be preparing for their final exams that will take place next week.  The week will culminate with a highly anticipated school dance.  Student Council will be hosting the Snowball Dance is Friday night from 8pm-11pm in the Commons. Student admission is $5 per person and all the proceeds will go toward paying for PHHS students to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge at Longview Lake.  We will have a student appear as the featured DJ for the evening. 

Monday December 10th, the Girls’ Basketball team travels to St. Pius, Tuesday the Boys’ Basketball team will also go to St. Pius as the Wrestlers host Higginsville High School.  On Wednesday the Choirs will perform at Crown Center.  Thursday the instrumental music department will have a combined concert while the Girl’s Basketball team plays host to St. James Academy.  On Friday and Saturday the Wrestlers will compete in the Harrisonville tournament.

Tuesday the 18th, the Boys Basketball team travels to Clinton for a triple Header.  The teams will still be active over the break with practice and boys basketball competing in the William Jewell tournament, we will put the schedule on the website as soon as it is received. The wrestlers host a JV tournament on Friday December 28th. 

A link to our activities calendar is at http://www.missouririvervalley.org/g5-bin/client.cgi .


MS News

Four-year plans start for 8th graders.  Four-year planning is a vital part of 8th grade guidance.  Every student will learn about and research careers to help him/her have a better base in which to pick their high school classes.  Prior to developing the personal 4-year plans, student participate in several sessions devoted to college and career readiness appropriate for transitioning from a middle school student to a high school student.  Our 8th graders have already completed a personality mosaic and researched careers online, based on their personality profiles.  On December 12th this week, student will continue this exploration by focusing on college, military, trade school, and career research.
Next week our student body, along with the intermediate school, will be participating in an assembly sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Optimist Club.  All students will view an hour long production that is in a music video style format held at the Performing Arts Center.  The objective of the show, titled “THE PLEDGE”, is to motivate and encourage our students to be the best they can be by first understanding and acknowledging the problems they face on a daily basis, and then by offering solutions in a format they can relate to. THE PLEDGE will motivate students to make a positive difference in the world around them with their words, actions, and attitudes. Everyone faces difficulties in life; we all experience loneliness, frustration, and the pressures to do negative things like drugs, alcohol, smoking, or bullying others. THE PLEDGE will challenge students to make a commitment to building others up rather than tearing them down. It's a pledge to be part of the solution - a call to step up and make a difference.  To view a portion of the production, see this link: http://www.camfel.com/pages/pledgepreview.html


IS News

Our Students of the Week are:  Wyatt Perkins, Averee Brattin, Ethan Campbell, Devin Vestal, Mackenzie DiMarco and Micah Taylor. We congratulate these students on exhibiting good character and being good role models!

This week students are busy with Star Math and Star Reading tests for second quarter. Teachers will analyze the data after testing and adjust math and communication arts focus groups. These groups are part of Response to Intervention. Homeroom teachers will also share results with their students. This feedback is used in computer class as students enter their scores in spreadsheets they created and reflect on their growth. This can be very motivational for students.

Our Positive School Climate Committee organized simple school fundraisers in order to raise money. The money will be used to demonstrate kindness and caring (this quarter’s character trait) through a community service project. The money will be given to less fortunate families in order to help with their holiday happenings. They raised $318.00; twelve families will benefit from the students’ and teachers’ effort.

Next week, on December 19, our students will participate in an all-school assembly. Our choirs will perform as well as our band. We are looking forward to their musical talents. There will be a Minute to Win It activity sponsored by Positive School Climate; this is always a crowd pleaser! STUCO will also be sponsoring an event titled The Price is Right. This should be very entertaining. We look forward to this assembly which has been a tradition/part of our culture since we opened.


ES News

We are having a GREAT time at the Elementary School. This week at we are excited to have 13 students who will receive a limousine ride and pizza party for their efforts in selling 10 EFG Dining cards.  This Tuesday I will welcome 4th grade parents for PIE with the principal night at 6:30 in the Multi Meeting Room. This Thursday we will enjoy Family Fun Night in the gym with Mrs. Haines.  Students will also begin taking their Summative Unit 2 Reading and Writing test at the end of this week. We are excited to chart the progress students have made in their ability to write longer, more focused passages in writing and apply their comprehension strategies in reading. 

One of our students, Chance Milbrandt, and his fourth grade classrooms has decided that it is important to remember that this is a season for giving.  So, they have invited the school to partner with them by giving to children in need.  Classrooms were given an “angel tag” taken from the Christmas tree at City Hall.  Each class will collect gifts this week for that child.  We are proud to support this student-led initiative
 
Our special area teachers, which include art, music, PE and library, will be providing an integrated learning experience for students on Monday, December 17th.  This allows the team to work together with the entire grade level of students and immerse them in a special project that incorporates music, art, research, literature and movement.  This also provides grade level teams with 2 hours of uninterrupted planning time.  During this time period on Monday, teachers will receive targeted professional development on the Core Academic Standards and receive time to collaboratively score student writing.

We will finish out our first semester with an all school Sing-Along on Wednesday, December 19th at 10:30 in the gym.  Teachers will perform, stories will be read, and the whole school will sing along to holiday favorites.  Stop by and join in the fun; we would love to see you!


PS News

The upcoming holidays are evident everywhere at the Primary School.  Kindergarteners and 2nd graders are hosting visiting grandparents with different activities from Dec. 7-18.  The PTO Holiday Shop was held on our campus on Dec. 8.  The Scholastic Book Fair is open in our library all week, with Family Night on Dec. 10.  Students that sold enough EFG cards in the last fundraiser are enjoying a limo ride for a Guido's lunch on Dec. 10.   2nd graders are performing their annual PTO concert at the high school on Dec. 11.  I will eat lunch with students who have read 100 books on Dec. 17.  Guidance counselor Shari Doutt teaches lessons around our character education words; for the December trait of "kindness", students are making greeting cards for senior citizens. There are gingerbread houses, cookies, decorated trees, letters to Santa, and holiday spirit up and down all our halls.

Instructionally, teachers attended a Common Core State Standards presentation from Dr. Gallagher, and have been meeting at grade levels to learn about and discuss the CAS, MSIP-5, the new teacher evaluation model, sample test items for 2015, and other related initiatives.  We are planning for technology lessons at all grade levels on use of students' usernames and passwords for log-ins.  We are continuing to work on developing math lessons and assessments aligned to the CAS.  I CAN statements are posted in classrooms to emphasize what students are learning and why.  All grade levels are reviewing the Discovery Education benchmark testing format to prepare for the next assessment in January.

 

HS Grandparents Day
Grandparents Day was held at the Pleasant Hill High School on Tuesday, December 4. Three hundred and six grandparents enjoyed a morning of activities and were treated to snacks and a visit with Santa.

District News - Week of Dec. 3:
HS News
On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Pleasant Hill High School will honor the grandparents of our students.  Grandparents are invited to attend program that will begin at 9:00am and conclude with donuts and juice at 11:05am.  The planned activities will highlight the many talented students that we have here at PHHS.  This day hosted by our Student Council and is a day that many of our students look forward to each year.  

The Girls Basketball team competes in the Blue Springs/Blue Springs South tournament this week.  The tip-off vs Lee’s Summit High School at Blue Springs 5:30 Monday, the full bracket is available on the activities page of our website.

The Boys Basketball team hosts Warrensburg HS on Tuesday night and will travel to University Academy on Friday night.

The wrestling team travels to Raytown South High for a Tri-meet vs Raytown South and Blue Springs South.  Saturday the varsity travels to Staley for a duals tournament, and the JV competes in the Harrisonville JV tournament.

The Choirs Travel to Webb City on Saturday for their show choir competition.

MS News
Middle school winter activity season is well underway!  This past weekend our wrestlers had a tournament at Center and took over the mats in purple & gold style.  Twenty-four (24) out of 29 of our wrestlers brought home medals: 12 gold & 12 silver.  Basketball also fills up almost every evening this week, with middle school basketball players holding home games Monday, Tuesday, and Friday nights in our middle school gym beginning at 5:00pm. 

Also beginning this week on Thursday, our first rehearsal for The Wizard of Oz, this year’s middle school musical, will be held, followed by a parent meeting to go over the tasks needing to be accomplished between now and February.  Tryouts have been completed, decisions made for roles, and informational preliminary parent meeting all accomplished in the last few weeks. December is a busy month activity-wise for the middle school!

On the academic forefront, students will be experiencing some traditional “December” studies as they begin their study of Charles Dickens in 7th grade reading classes.  Ms. Gilman's 7th grade reading classes will be completing their annual holiday projects to benefit the community.  Students may be caught spreading seasonal joy in area nursing homes, ringing the Salvation Army bells, helping with the Lay Clergy or decorating their own churches for the season.  Students also have the option of caroling around area Pleasant Hill neighborhoods as well as shopping and using their own money to buy gifts for Toys for Tots or the Angel Tree!

In the Pleasant Hill Times “Home for the Holidays” edition last week, Mrs. Gilman’s project was spotlighted. In conjunction with the academics related to Charles Dickens, students will be participating in volunteer work of their choice and a class food/toy drive for the needy running through December 14.  This is an annual real-life experience the class does in conjunction with their study of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

IS News
Our Students of the Week are:  Mariah Brattin, Josh Millard, Truman Cartner, Ali Ray, Miguel Venegas and Mitchell Hayes. Our students also recently voted for their peers regarding Student of the Month for December.  As before, one student per homeroom is nominated. The students chosen are:  Brylee Wells, Samuel Gray, Wyatt Perkins, Tanner Reffitt, Rachel Wilhoit, Makayla Blevins, Megan Swinney, Cassie Waddle, Julia Edmonds, Sierra Bowman, Zoe Crockett, Halee Werner and James Lowe. We congratulate these students on exhibiting good character and being good role models!

Our students will be taking Discovery Education test 2 this week. Students and teachers have been working hard on curriculum/specific skills. We are eager to get test results back and analyze our data. Teachers will spend quality time on this data the week of Dec. 10 and adjust RtI groups and skill sets as needed.

In recognition of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, our 5A students will be writing a paper. Students will be focusing on the writing process as teachers model each step. Teachers will be using the 6-Trait scoring guide to assess this writing piece. Teachers will be putting to use the professional development from our Nov. 9 PD day and calibrate papers together. This practice will help us be more consistent in our grading practices. The other teams are also involved in the writing process but have different topics they are writing about.

ES News
During the next two weeks, the Elementary School we will host several special events.  First, our 3rd and 4th grade Choir will perform a Holiday concert on Tuesday, December 4th, at 7:00pm in the gym.  They have been rehearsing after school since the beginning of the year with our music teacher, Ms. Shaffer, and the concert is sure to be a success. This Wednesday, representatives from each classroom will eat lunch with the principal to share first semester successes and suggestions on how to make our school even greater.  On Thursday of this week at 6:30, parents of 3rd graders are invited to attend PIE (Partners in Education) Night.  Parents will gather for informal collaboration with the principal on school topics; pie and beverages will be served.  Next week, we will host the parents of 4th graders for PIE Night on Tuesday, the 11th.  Finally, on Thursday, the 13that 6:30, Mrs. Haines, our P.E. teacher, is inviting parents and students to the gym for a Family Fun Night where games and physical activity will be enjoyed by all.

Learning is occurring everywhere! Teachers are preparing students for their end of the quarter testing in reading, writing and math.  Instruction is focused on close reading, annotation of the text, and test taking strategies. Students are also taking their Winter Discovery Education test in both reading and math.   We are excited to chart growth and set a course for 2nd semester.  Teachers will continue their learning by observing one another this week as we move into Peer Observations.  During the observation, they will take note of overt and covert active engagement prompts used by the teacher.  Follow up conferences will be scheduled to facilitate conversations and collaboration between the two colleagues. 

3rd grade teacher, Ms. Cattron, reviewing test taking strategies and annotation of the text with her class

PS News
Staff and students at the primary school said goodbye to two student teachers this week.  Amanda Sebree worked with Mrs. Diederich's second graders for a full semester, and Alli Shih worked with Mrs. Triplett's second graders for six weeks.  They will be missed.

Our first and second grade concert choir performance was successful and well-attended on Nov. 27.  Sharon Doll and Shari Doutt held before-school practices for weeks to put on a show of holiday songs, performed by approximately 90 students in total.  Participants celebrated with a pizza party the next afternoon.

We held our monthly assembly on Nov. 28 and Southwest Food Service held a Roving Chef events on Nov. 30.  Students are eligible to have their names in a drawing at each grade level based on good behavior in the cafeteria to be chosen as Roving Chefs.  This month the students were: Mia Wise, Katie Dummer, Chase Simmons, Jesselynn Divish, Easton Cotter, and Keaten O'Neal.
Second graders are hosting grandparents on Dec. 7 with a holiday performance at 2:15.

The Building Improvement Team met this week to begin developing student surveys to help us evaluate building climate and use of technology.  Kindergarten teachers met to continue their work on math lessons and assessments aligned with core academic standards.  I met with 2nd. grade teachers about scoring guides for students' writing and writing samples from the CAS, and with 1st. grade teachers on a scheduled math curriculum development day in the central office with Dr. Gallagher.  We are taking advantage of numerous online resources as we develop math activities at all grade levels that will meet the CAS and improve student engagement and skill retention.

 

District News - Week of Nov. 26
HS News

It is that time of year that PHHS hosts one of two ACT testing sessions.  This week, we will be offering our ACT workshop to students that are registered to take the ACT on December 8, 2012.  Currently, 25 students are registered for the workshop however; nearly 60 students are expected to participate.  This will be the first year that we provide targeted instruction to groups of students based on previous ACT or PLAN scores.  Additionally, students will take a released test from ACT to practice.  These tests will be scored and returned to students so that they have a general idea of their ACT composite score range.  This data will also provide them with areas of strengths and weaknesses so that they may further prepare for a successful ACT.  We hope to prepare our students well so that we can improve on our excellent ACT average composite of 22.4 last year. 

Tuesday kicks off our boys basketball season when we host Smithville  c/JV/V starting at 4:30pm.  The Boys Basketball team is in action again on Friday at Shawnee Mission South High School.  Varsity wrestling kicks off their season Friday and Saturday Hosting the Steve Leslie Invitational.  This is a 14 team tournament that sees a lot of great action early in the season.  The girls varsity basketball team is in action Saturday at Columbia College in the Norm Stewart Classic.  The girls will play Helias Catholic at 2:00 pm.

MS News
This week during Reading classes, our seventh graders will be creating an Animoto on Jim Crow Laws as a culminating activity to reading The Well by Mildred Taylor.  In order to gain deeper understanding of the time period and setting of Mildred Taylor’s books students do research into the following topics: Jim Crow laws, segregation, the Great Depression, and sharecropping.  Later in the year, students will engage in a study of author S.E. Hinton’s book with The Outsiders as a comparison text.  Students focus on comparing themes and characters across books while developing a deeper understanding of the social and historical developments that informed the authors writing related to stereotypes.  Students see how the Civil Rights Movement grew within this context and how the courage of individuals and groups helped to gain the freedoms everyone now enjoys.

On the activity forefront for middle school, this week we see our winter sports teams commencing their seasons will our boys basketball teams hosting our first home games on Thursday night.  In order to “kick off our winter seasons”, Pack the Gym nights are being celebrated for each team’s home openers.  Students earned Pack the Gym tickets the week before Thanksgiving during our annual harvest food drive.  For every 3 can goods brought into school, each student received a Pack the Gym night ticket for admission into the first wrestling and basketball games of our season.  We look forward to crowded gyms full of middle school students the nights of November 29th & December 3rd!

IS News
Our Students of the Week are: Desmond Ewing, Jasmine Brown, McKenna Hanover, Kaitlyn Brooks, Savannah McIntosh and Michael Lehmann . We congratulate these students on exhibiting good character!

Math teachers will be spending time this week learning more about Common Core and then looking at their common assessments. We will be checking the alignment and rigor and shifting content to match the common core.  In addition, all teachers will participate in a vertical PLC this week. During the PLC, teachers will discuss data, lesson planning and best practices. The math teachers may focus on these items as well as continue the work describe above regarding the common core and common assessments. 

On Thursday, November 29th our 5th graders will participate in D.A.R.E. graduation. D.A.R.E. graduation is the culmination of a drug awareness program that takes place once a week for ten weeks in our science classes by D.A.R.E. Officer, Corporal Tieman. Corporal Tieman is a Cass County Sheriff; we are very fortunate to have him and this program at PHIS! The program consists of curriculum developed by a panel of experts which focuses on instruction that provides our students with the knowledge and skills needed to help them make safe, healthy and responsible life-long choices. Lessons build upon one another and allow students to develop their own responses to real life situations. The curriculum is titled, “Keepin’ it Real”. We are excited to partner with parents and local law enforcement on this very important topic!

ES News

On November 20, the ES hosted over 230 parents and students for our first ever Muffins and Mittens with Mom event.  A multitude of mittens were collected and magnificent muffins were enjoyed; supplied by our own Amazing Cakes Bakery here in Pleasant Hill. 

Later that morning, we held our Spelling Bee and our top 7 finalists were decided; they are Sarah Wilhoit, Madisen Woods, Riley Vaughn, Aidan Parman,
Evan Miller, Claire Kenyon and Owen Bailey. These students will advance to the District Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

ES students were prompted to hold a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  The idea was born in Mr. McDavitt’s 3rd grade classroom, so they took the initiative and organized, promoted and counted the contributions.  Their goal was to raise $250.00 total for the relief effort.  However the generosity of students, parents and grandparents was overwhelming and the grand total for the week’s collection was $1020. 00!

Earlier this month we welcomed 100 veterans and guests for a Veteran’s Day lunch.  Our student leaders welcomed the guests and our fabulous cafeteria staff and chefs, cooked a wonderful holiday meal for this special occasion!

It’s been an exciting and busy couple of weeks here at the Elementary School.  Teachers are participating in after school professional development sessions on writing instruction and they will continue their work on the math curriculum at central office this week.

PS News
“Uncle Sam” (David Adamczyk) visited the Primary School on Election Day to talk to 2nd grade students about the democratic process and our voting privileges and responsibilities.  K-2 students had ballots and voted on their favorite food items to be served in the cafeteria next month:  chicken nuggets and cheeseburgers were the winners. 

The Primary School won the Fall Harvest food contribution competition among the district’s 5 schools, sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Bank, by donating the most nonperishable food items to the local food pantry.  A check for $500 was presented by the bank to the charity of our choice:  the local Lay Clergy.

The PTO assisted with our annual Muffins and Mittens with Moms event on Nov. 14.  We served muffins and juice to 160 parents and collected over 350 pairs of mittens, hats, gloves, and scarves to donate to the Lay Clergy. 

Our first and second grade “concert choir” performs for families and the community on Nov. 27.  The second grade holiday performance will be Dec. 11.  Instead of bringing and serving cookies afterwards, staff, PTO, and students have decided to continue our canned food drive. 
We have enrolled 8 new students so far in November alone.  All of our kindergarten classes have at least 21 students now.

 

8th Grade students participate in Science Fair
Eighth grade students participated in the Middle School Science Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17. Congratulations to the following students who earned 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons from the judges. 

1st place and Superior: Colleen Wouters

1st place and Excellence: Rachel Dustman and Abby Welther

1st place: Danielle Batliner, Megan Bauer, Olivia Ferdig, Lauren Larkins, Caleb Long, Jamie McGovney, Gracie Ring, Gavin Wheeler, Evan Williams, Ellie Yoder.

2nd Place: Dalton Bach, Fiona Bolte-Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Garrett Carlile, Sarah Davis, Kara German, Katie Jones, Noah Kenyon, Haley Lamborn, Aidan Link, Clara Plasse, Blake Rutherford, Kali White

3rd Place: Griffin Ashcraft, Tucker Graham, Shayla Hill, Alex Jackson, Lane Jellison, Larry Kiger, Kaitlyn Long, Kelsey Miller, Emma Moore, Kaycee Mullin-Struzick, Trevor Ross, Trevor Scholljegerdes, Drake Sivils, Jordan Smith, Christina Waddle and Ben Watson.

Thanks to numerous volunteers who helped judge the fair.

 

Muffins with Moms
The Elementary School hosted Muffins with Mom to collect mittens and can goods. Over 250 people attended and our tree is covered with mittens to donate to those who need them.

 

Red Cross Collection
Cason Driver and Riley Cole in Mr. McDavitt's 3rd grade class came up with the idea to collect money for the hurricane victims and give the money to the Red Cross. They asked a few friends to help them out; Noah Riley, Liam McCall and Eli Guffey. The boys sent out information to the entire school about the collection. They collected the money and counted it each day. They will now take the money to the Kansas City Red Cross main office and designate it to the hurricane victims.

 

District News - Nov. 5
HS News
It was an exciting weekend for the High School teams.  At the state Cross Country Meet in Jefferson City Courtney Bakken Placed 90th for the girls’ team.  On the Boy’s side Taylor Livingston led the way with 81st place finish followed by Christian Richardson in 118th, Doug Bybee in 135th, Jacob Watson 145th,     Joseph Madison 154th, Adam Reeves 162nd, and Johny Romer 168th.  The boy’s team placed 16th overall at the State Meet.

The Chicks Volleyball team placed 2nd overall in the class 3 state tournament.  In pool play they defeated St. Pius X 2-0, and Perryville 2-0, while falling to Westminster Christian Academy 0-2.  In the Championship game they were defeated by Westminster Christian Academy 0-2.  This is the second year in a row the Chicks have competed in the final four bettering their position from 4th in 2011 to 2nd this year.

Oh, brother! Sibling mischief and best pal escapades are the problems Peter Hatcher faces in his attempts to deal with his impossible little brother, Fudge. Based on the popular title by perennial favorite Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a humorous look at family life and the troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling. The Pleasant Hill High School Theatre Department proudly presents this adaptation of this classic children's book. Performances will be held in the PAC at 7:00 PM November 8-10. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Winter sports Purple and Gold night will be next Tuesday 11/13 beginning at 6pm.

MS News
We are continuing our focus on our building-wide initiative to strengthen core areas related to our student’s communication arts (reading and language arts objectives) skills.  Last week on our “MAP Monday” during Advisory, all students read a passage titled “Green Apples” by Craig Kee Strete.  The short lesson and reading focused questions on the identification of point of view, interpretation of characters and plot using evidence from text, and analysis of text to infer ideas, opinions, and experiences of characters.  For example, students had to figure out why the Grandfather advised Jimmy to be “always in both worlds” and determine the meaning of that phrase based upon the storyline.

Today, all of our students will be again participating in a communication arts based “MAP Monday” during Advisory class by reading another passage “Seen and Heard”, a nonfiction biographical piece written by a Alegandra Ospina, a 17-year-old female facing adversity in school due to disabilities.  After reading the passage, students will be responding to questions related to the text that pushes them to interpret data, facts, and ideas while drawing conclusions and make inferences based on stated and implied information in the readings. 

On Friday, while students have the “day off” from school, our staff will be engrossed in professional development activities that directly impact their classrooms.  The morning will be spent with all staff together participating in further BYOD training, led by Janis Yokley, our technology director.  In the afternoon, staff will break apart and meet with their individual focus groups to continue their development in the areas of communications arts, math, positive school climate, and instructional strategies. 

IS News
Our Students of the Week are:  Jayden Reyes, Audrey Mann, Sophie Harvey, Maddie Helms, Ashlynn Keiholz and Morgan Carlile. Our students of the month are nominated and voted on by their peers. These students are:  Abigale Rice, Truman Cartner, Shyann Jellison, Jayden Reyes, Caleb Bowman, Rileigh West, Nick Rahe, Daniel Albin, Sarah Miller, Ali Ray, Allie Gerken, Maddie Phipps and Grace Riley. We congratulate these students on exhibiting good character!

Our building will be busy with the Education Foundation fundraiser. The Pleasant Hill Education Foundation works hard to help our students. In the past they presented scholarships for graduating seniors, they purchased playground equipment for numerous schools, and they purchased art tables and more. Our students will also be busy with the Fall Harvest. Pleasant Hill Schools will be partnering with the Pleasant Hill Bank for a food drive competition called Fall Harvest; we will be sharing this information with our students this week and collecting items11/12-11/16. The food collected will go to our local food pantry. This is a very worthy cause and goes well with our character trait of the quarter which is kindness.

November 9th is a teacher professional development day. We will be discussing chapters from our book study book, Focus. Teachers will collaborate about the content areas and focus on student writing. There will be a discussion on lesson plan design and the inclusion of writing. We will look at the various attributes of writing (6 +1 Trait Writing) and how to score writing. We are excited to learn and expand on this topic as it positively impacts our teaching and learning.

ES News
Last week, students had the opportunity to eat with the principal to discuss school issues.  Two representatives from each classroom met in the library and shared their thoughts.  Topics of conversation included: the “coolness” of new library furniture, the desire for more books, the need for the art club to repaint the mural in the hallway, the anticipation over the upcoming fall parties and excitement about the purchase of five I Pads for student use.

This week, students will begin collecting money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  This relief effort idea began as a class discussion in Mr. McDavitt’s 3rd grade classroom last week and has blossomed into a school-wide event.  The monies will be collected from November 6th-November 11th; it will prove to be a valuable learning experience for the students.

Teachers are looking forward to the work we will accomplish this Friday on the Professional Development Day.  Our agenda for the day is full and will include: working on the math curriculum, analyzing lesson design, studying levels of student engagement, reviewing the Crisis Response team expectations and organizing peer observations.  It will be an important day of teacher learning and collaboration.

PS News
At the Primary School, we will provide instruction related to democratic elections, including voting on Election Day for our favorite lunch menu items.  Southwest Food Service will incorporate our top two choices in a menu next month. Uncle Sam (David Adamczyk) will visit 2nd grade classes with a short presentation on political parties and the voting process.

Kindergarten and first grade teachers will meet after school this week in Professional Learning Communities to review reading progress of our at-risk students being served during Rooster Time. Our professional development on Friday will focus on math curriculum development. Kindergarten teachers will meet in the central office to continue lesson development started last year and begin evaluation of common assessments. I will meet with first and second grade teachers with information about common core math standards, vocabulary, sample test items, and websites available as resources. They will meet as grade level teams to continue alignment of math lessons to the eight mathematical practices and standards.

 

Local FBLA and FTA Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat
The Pleasant Hill FBLA and FTA officers and members went around in the community going door to door asking for can goods and non perishable items to donate to The Lay Clergy food pantry. As a group we collected 909 items to donate to the pantry. We thank those in the community that had time to donate food to The Lay Clergy food pantry.   Pictured are (left to right)Back row: KayLee Smtih, Shelby Zahn, Rebecca King, Alex Holt, Emily Snider, Dale Snider, Alleana  Holt, Schyler Johnston, Suzy Young, Mariah Jones,  Codi Winslow, Allie Zahn, Kassidy Albright, Dennis Padilla, Zach Cohen, Ryan Spangler,. Front Row: Rachel Liley, Hannah Widaman, Kaitlin Long, Elisabeth Mansfield, Braxton Williams, Lori Williams, Rachel Casteel, Anthony Holt. Not shown Ryan McClendon, Courtney Bakken, Christian Richardson, Hannah Shinn, and Anna Prewitt,

 

District News - Oct. 29
HS News

On Tuesday November 30, two of our student organizations, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Future Teachers of America (FTA), will go out and trick or treat for canned goods that will ultimately be donated to our local food pantry.  This year will be the 14th year of collecting canned goods.  Our largest collection year was in 2009-10 when we were able to donate over 800 cans to the lay clergy.

This began as a community service activity that Mrs.Borgstadt started the first year the FBLA chapter was chartered in 1999. Since the FBLA sponsor has always been tied with the FTA sponsor it was a natural thing to marry the two organizations. We use this as not only a community service project, but also as a social activity in our organizations.  The students are sent out among the community in groups of 2-4, to gather canned goods. They have 1 hour to gather “goods”.  Then they return back to the commons for Pizza and Pop (provided thru fundraising efforts of the clubs).  The kids are always excited to count items, to see who has collected the most; and of course, to demolish the pizza.  

Winter sports practices begin this week as the fall sports continue to wind down.  On Monday the boys soccer team travels to Grain Valley to take on Oak Grove in District play, assuming they win they take on Harrisonville on Tuesday.   Thursday night Girls golf and Softball will have their end of season awards at 6:30 in the commons.  This weekend will be busy with Speech and Debate competing at Lee’s Summit North and West, and multiple teams in the state finals.  Volleyball qualified for the Final Four and will compete Friday and Saturday at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau.  This is the second year in a row that they have made it to this stage.  The boys Cross Country team took second at Districts which qualifies them for the state meet on Saturday at Jefferson City.  Courtney Bakken qualified individually for the state meet.  If you aren’t able to travel this weekend Project Grad is having their annual Holiday Bazaar in the Commons on Saturday.

MS News
We are celebrating fall this week at Pleasant Hill Middle School and focusing on and working towards a positive school climate!  This month’s spirit flag competition is a “costume day” to be held on October 31st.  Students and staff are encouraged to wear their costumes to school for the price of $1.  Teachers will vote on student creations throughout the day for their favorite costumes in the following categories: most original, most fun, best homemade, best partnership.  Winners will be announced and prizes handed out at our annual fall dance.   Students who want to participate and wear a costume to school must purchase a ticket from Mrs. Pate, our positive school climate committee leader, for $1 prior to school on Wednesday.   This is a positive school climate fundraiser.  We raised $185 dollars last year and hope to top that this year.  All proceeds will be going to purchase picnic tables for outside the cafeteria for students to enjoy eating outside on nice weather days.  The advisory with the largest percentage of students in costume will win the spirit flag for October.

In order to “prepare” for their first fall dance, students have been studying different types of dance during physical education class.  They have focused on different dance genres from current pop and country to salsa moves.  Pictures on the district slideshow show students practicing their steps during a recent class.

IS News
Our Students of the Week are:  Shawn Cummings, Zoe Crockett, Clay Froehlich, Maddie Phipps, Joey Faust and Wesley Tibai. We congratulate these students on exhibiting good character!

PHIS students will be participating in Red Ribbon celebrations this week for drug awareness. We have many activities planned for which students can participate. Our theme is, “I’m Voting for My Future!” Our goal is to educate students about the dangers of drugs and provide them with the knowledge and means to make life-long, healthy choices. Our 5th graders are learning of these topics in D.A.R.E. classes. Mrs. Bermel, our counselor, will be covering these standards to all students in guidance classes. This week’s activities include: 

Monday, October 29- "Kiss Drugs Goodbye"                       Students get Hershey Kisses
Tuesday, October 30- "Stomp Out Drugs"                           Wear Mismatched Shoes
Wednesday, October 31-"I'm A"Jean"ius, I'm Drug Free     Wear Jeans
Thursday, November 1-"Show Your School Spirit"              Wear Rooster Attire
Friday, November 2- "Drug Free America"                           Wear Red, White and Blue!

I will be meeting with all teachers on their team planning periods to discuss chapters 2 and 3 of the book Focus by Mike Schmoker. We will discuss key aspects of each chapter and how they relate to our curriculum and instruction. We will use this information as we move forward with lesson plan design and the Common Core. Teachers will also be meeting in vertical Professional Learning Communities on Tuesday morning. Among their topics of discussion will be common assessment results from first quarter. They will have analyzed data from these assessments and compare results. Teachers will use this information to implement changes in planning and instruction as needed.

ES News
Each day this week, we are participating in Red Ribbon festivities with special dress themes that encourage students to make healthy choices.  Also, this Wednesday as October comes to an end; our PTO will be hosting Fall Parties in each classroom.  Thank you to the parents who have volunteered their time to make these fun-filled activities possible for our students.

Students have just finished taking their first MAP-formatted Unit Assessment in Reading! Teachers are recognizing students who showed perseverance and used their test taking strategies throughout the test by showcasing their work in our “Spotlight on Excellence” display case.   Teams of teachers are busy collaboratively scoring the writing prompts and constructed response questions that accompanied the test to ensure that our expectations have been calibrated.  Data from these assessments will drive the learning and instruction for the remainder of 2nd quarter.

Our tutoring program has begun this week as well. Students who need extra assistance in Math, Reading, Writing or work completion can now receive services before or after school with some of our teachers.  The tutoring program is organized by Vicki Hartsell, our Curriculum facilitator and Reading Specialist.

Finally, this week, representatives will be joining the principal for lunch to discuss topics important to students.  Topics will include: homework, recess, AR points, after school clubs and field trips.  Feedback from these discussions will guide improvements and or adjustments for 2nd quarter.

PS News
The Primary School is celebrating Red Ribbon Week Oct. 29-Nov. 2 with special themes each day.  Counselor Shari Doutt is focusing on instruction in guidance classes emphasizing healthy lifestyles, good nutrition, and resisting peer pressure.  Our PTO is sponsoring fall parties on Oct. 31.

Teachers are meeting in Professional Learning Communities over the next two weeks to review progress of at-risk readers in our Rooster Time instructional groups, and continue discussions about Core Academic Standards in math.  Our focus as we continue math curriculum development is on the common assessments, adequate rigor, and alignment with the eight mathematical principles as designated in the Common Core State Standards.
As a building, we said goodbye to a student teacher in Barb Homan's EC classroom and welcomed one to Billie Jo Triplett's second grade classroom. 

 

FCCLA Fall Conference
PHHS FCCLA members (back to front) Rachel Liley, Haley Cash, and Elisabeth Mansfield attended the State Fall FCCLA Leadership Conference in Osage Beach, MO on October 28 and 29.

 

District News - Oct. 22, 2012
HS News

This week at Pleasant Hill High School Mr. David Burge will award TrackMakers to 164 students for the following accomplishments.  Nine students will be recognized for scoring a 30 or higher on the ACT.   One hundred forty-six students achieved the Advanced Level on the 2012 End of Course Exams, and will receive an award.  Additionally, nine students have been selected to the Missouri All State Choir.  This is a special event to recognize the excellence of Pleasant Hill Students and to share these accomplishments with their parents. 

This Thursday night the High School Choirs will be holding a concert.  This will include Concert Choir, Mixed Chorus, Hilltop, Hillsound, and Hillside.  The concert will begin at 7pm in the Performing arts center.

The fall sports seasons are coming to a conclusion with District play in Volleyball, Football, Cross Country and Soccer.  Volleyball earned the number 1 seed and will play at 8pm Monday at Clinton High School the winner of the Mt. Vernon/Clinton match.
Football earned the #6 seed and will play at Raytown South Friday October 26th 7pm.
Cross Country will compete in District Saturday Morning at Ray-Pec.
Soccer earned the #5 seed and will play Oak Grove Monday the 29th at Grain Valley High School 5pm.

MS News
Students, parents, and teachers all sit down together to discuss academics! Last week our 7th & 8th grade students and teachers hosted student-led parent/teacher conferences on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm-8:30pm. 

For the past several weeks, students have been putting together portfolios of academic work to showcase and define their strengths and weaknesses for each course that they are taking this semester.  We continue to choose this type of parent/student/teacher conference format at the middle school level (5th year of implementation) because this style allows each student to play an important role in acknowledging his/her education responsibilities.  Each student was given instruction, along with daily encouragement and time to prepare his/her portfolio under the guidance of his/her advisory teacher.  Students were responsible for organizing their portfolios with two pieces of choice work from every class, doing a self-assessment, along with a teacher assessed behavior sheet, and creating an action plan for academic growth and success.  This “project” culminated last week as students “presented & discussed” their portfolios with their parents and teachers and review first quarter grades.

Over the next few weeks, our students will also continue to “showcase” their writing and artistic skills as our “Natural High” campaign continues.  It’s not the same old message of “just saying no” to drugs and alcohol.  Rather, it is saying YES to rewarding aspects of life and making staying clean the thing to do by celebrating and encouraging personal student passions that can create a natural high which produces positive effects of pursuing a life that is free from drugs and alcohol.  On October 23, 7th grade will need a white t-shirt for guidance as they continue their “100% Natural High” projects with the artistic portion of celebrating their own campaign to be drug-free.

IS News
Our Students of the Week are:  Shelby Jack, Mitchell Coon, Hunter Davis, Katie Bauer, Niki South, and Ryan Edenburn.  We congratulate each of them on displaying good character traits!

Our official parent-teacher conferences took place last week; however, many teams are still meeting with parents throughout the week this week. Relationships between school and home are vital. We appreciate parents’ time and input in conferences; we are always available throughout the year for additional conferences as well.

Meteorologist, Joel Nichols, from KMBC Channel 9 Weather is coming on October 23 for a visit to the Intermediate School. We are excited about “bringing weather” to our school and giving students the opportunity to experience it from an expert. Please feel free to join us for this assembly.

Also on Tuesday, in the evening at 7pm, our choir performs at the high school PAC. This performance is combined with the students at the middle school. Under the direction of our music teacher, Mrs. Schupp, students have been learning about performance events and practicing hard. We appreciate their dedication as we look forward to this evening! Please feel free to join us for this event as well.

Eight students will participate in the Roving Chef program sponsored by Southwest Food Service on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Students were selected by various means including writing an essay explaining their interest in culinary foods and nutrition. Students will work under the direction of Robert DiDomenick to prepare lunch and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Parents of the selected students are invited to participate.

Near the end of the week we will have our TrackMaker Assembly for students earning Advance on the MAP test taken this past spring. Parents and students have been invited to a breakfast prior to the start of the assembly. We are very proud of our students’ hard work and dedication; we look forward to having Mr. Kohler present TrackMakers to our students and honoring them in this fashion.

ES News
Students and staff are gearing up our first Celebration Assembly on Friday, October 26th at 2:30.  During the assembly Trackmaker Awards, as well as building awards, will be distributed. We will hand out Honor Roll certificates and ribbons to students who earned all A’s first quarter, Principal’s Award certificates to all those who earned A-B’s, and then Perfect Attendance Awards to students that did not miss a day of school. Perfect attendance students will enjoy a popcorn and movie party with the Principal that day as well.  During the assembly we will also recognize those students who worked hard but maybe did not earn all A’s and B’s.  This will be a Recognition Award that will be based on perseverance chosen by the classroom teacher.  Finally High Five Character Awards will be given to those students who earned the most High Fives First Quarter.  Parents and community members are welcome to attend this exciting event!

Fourth graders enjoyed a trip to the Kauffman Center last week where they experienced the symphony, many for the first time.  Our students had a wonderful time and represented our school district well.  Our third graders will be visiting Crown Center in a few weeks to see Shrek at the Coterie Theater. During special area classes, students have been busy jumping rope for a healthy heart in PE, composing songs and learning about symphony etiquette in Music and creating abstracts and learning about the color wheel in Art class.

The link on the webpage to the PHES library has been updated.  Our librarian, Gretchen Benware, reading/writing committee chairperson, Mindy Halfmann and District Technology Coordinator, Janis Yokely have collaborated to make the webpage useful, student friendly and beautiful.  Please take a few minutes to enjoy the link.

PS News
The Primary School has several events for students the next couple of weeks.  Oct. 22-26 is National School Bus Safety Week.  Students in Early Childhood and kindergarten classes are going on field trips to area pumpkin patches.  We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week starting Oct. 29, with special theme days and specific instruction on healthy choices and living drug-free.  Counselor Shari Doutt has provided information to classroom teachers about her anti-bullying lessons and steps of prevention so they can reinforce and practice with students as situations arise. 

We have an all-school assembly on Oct. 23.  Our monthly assemblies are hosted by second grade classes in turn, and recognize students for BUG awards, Quiet Rooster Coupons earned by classes, Gold and Silver Trashcan awards, and the library's Shelf Elf awards.  We sing a "character education" rap and the Pleasant Hill School Song, which all students have learned by now. 

Teresa Lally from the Middle School and I are starting a "read with me" program, pairing middle schoolers with primary students for special reading times at the end of our day, an extracurricular activity for 7-8th. graders, beginning Oct. 30.  Parent/teacher conferences have been well-attended, and I will have a final attendance percentage by Oct. 24.  We have also used parent/teacher conference nights as our Title I Parent Nights to encourage parental involvement.

Primary School staff appreciates PTO efforts this month:  a very successful fundraiser that has provided funds for each teacher and the nurse for supplies, dinners during conference nights, trash bag sales, and hosting fall parties in classrooms on Oct. 31.

Teachers continue to work on effective strategies, especially those we learned through John Antonetti's in-services and book.  They are posting learning objectives, in the form of "I CAN..." statements, with daily lessons, and striving for "big idea thinking", especially at the application level, and high levels of student engagement.  2nd grade teachers are meeting this week to plan computer lab instruction on technology objectives, especially logging in with individual passwords.  Four kindergarten teachers are participating in ongoing weekend workshops on the Common Core State Standards for both reading and math in Clinton, and sharing information with other grade levels.  Our Building Improvement Team is meeting this week to evaluate progress thus far with Rooster Time and professional development requests.  ALIRT (Assisting Learners Through the Intervention Resource Team) meetings have started to accept teachers' referrals and arrange tutoring and other strategies for at-risk students.

 

Region 12 FCCLA Leadership Conference
Back row left to right:  Rachel Liley, Taylor Hayes, Ashley Blann, Vyktoria Harris, Hannah Dustman, Caitlin King
Middle row left to right:  Kacey Breitbach, Trenton Clarke, Rachel Triplett, Marissa Thompson, Ali Novak
Front row left to right:  Elisabeth Mansfield, Region 12 officer and Haley Cash Region 12 officer


Board presents MAP / EOC TrackMakers
The overall purposes of a recognition program are to build individual self-esteem, improve individual performance, retain quality employees, enhance individual and corporate pride, and provide reinforcement and reward for achievement toward the mission of the organization.   With these purposes in mind, the Pleasant Hill R-III Board of Education established a TrackMaker Recognition Program several years ago. 

This Fall, 507 students at the High School, Middle School, Elementary School and Intermediate School who earned ‘Advanced’ level on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and End of Course (EOC) exams last spring will be presented TrackMakers by the R-III School Board.

Students earning TrackMakers at the High School: EOC English I: Rebekah Anderson, Sara Baker, Christopher Barzilla, Brogan Bellamy, Riley Bonnesen, Arron Correa, Olivia Dotson, Renee Edenburn, Tyler Evans, Kyle Feeler, Jacob Fetters, Katherine Friederich, Lauren Hawkins, Spencer Homan, Joseph Madison, Samantha McCarty, Ryan McClendon, Elijah Mijares, Noah Moore, Nicole Nulsen, Caitlin Rash, Thomas Schaefer, Lewis Sharp, Kaytlinn Snoderly, Madison Stockstill, Molly Takacs, Seven Vaughan, Makenzie Voorhees, Zachary Winkler. EOC English II: Justin Bell, Danielle Bowen, Kacey Breitbach, Katie Brenton, Alexis Caraker, Haley Cash, Brandon Clevenger, Zachery Cohen, Matthew Cox, Kaylea Dennis, Benjamin Dobson, Tristan Dooly, Hannah Dustman, Brady Franklin, Cody Gaston, Samantha Gray, David Hand, Kenton Hanifl, Bailey Heublein, Heather Hughes, Mallory Humphrey, Schyler Johnston, Rachel King, Kiahla Kirchhoff, Erica Loney, Mariahe Long, Moriah Longo, Emily McKee, George Montag, Allison Novak, Kristin Orpin, Haleigh Rottinghaus, Hannah Shinn, Mackenzie Snyder, Kaylee Thorpe, Jenny Toler, Kayla Torrence, Rachel Triplett, Trevor Young. MAP Mathematics: Josh Moore. EOC Algebra I:  Levi Bryant, Hannah Crawford, Olivia Dotson, Cheyenne Jennings, Zachariah Long, Devon Peters, Makenzie Voorhees. EOC Algebra II: Justin Bell, Ashley Blann, Samantha Bornaman, Kacey Breitbach, Jamie Brookshier, Trevor Burge, Zachery Cohen, Matthew Cox, Jacob Denney, Benjamin Dobson, Hannah Dustman, Kenton Hanifl, Shannon Haws, Heather Hughes, Elizabeth Jerabek, Jessica Kemerling, Kaitlin Long, Mariahe Long, Emily McKee, Mallory Miller, George Montag, Haylee Newport, Allison Novak, JB Smith, Mackenzie Snyder, Charlotte Williams, Trevor Young. EOC Geometry: Riley Bonnesen, Cordell Boyd, Krista Bricker, Alexis Caraker, Tristan Dooly, Tyler Evans, Kyle Feeler, Susanna Goodellfields, Spencer Homan, Justin Orpin, Thomas Schaefer. EOC Biology: Justin Bell, Krista Bricker, Alexis Caraker, Haley Cash, Zachery Cohen, Christian Correa, Benjamin Dobson, Tristan Dooly, Brady Franklin, Amy Freed, Cody Gaston, Kenton Hanifl, Bailey Heublein, Alexander Hurd, Elizabeth Jerabek, Mariahe Long, Kendall Mahoney, Emily McKee, George Montag, Haylee Newport, Cole Reeves, Kimberlyn Selvin, Paige Shifflett, Mackenzie Snyder, Trevor Young. EOC American History: Alex Baker, Brad Barnett, Hannah Beachner, Brogan Bellamy, Andrew Culbertson, Tyler Evans, Kyle Feeler, Jeremy Hansen, Spencer Homan, Zachariah Long, Joseph Madison, Elijah Mijares, Lewis Sharp. EOC Government: Shawn Ashmore, Scott Blann, Taylor Bonnesen, Trenton Burdette, Trevor Burge, Douglas Bybee, Rachel Casteel, Brandon Cribelar, Noah Dayson, Jacob Denney, Dillan Findley, Colbi Ford, Jenna Greenwood, Steven Greufe, Joseph Griffith, Shannon Haws, Mary Hertzog, Amethyst Hughes, Summer Kirchhofer, Drake Kramer, Rachel Lauve, Kaitlin Long, Justin Longmeyer, Joshua Lukenbill, Kaylee Mathiason, Tyler Miller, Brent Norris, Mysti Ane Pearce, Adam Reeves, Kavin Rickel, Dylan Ross, JB Smith, Dominic Taylor, Greg Troiani, Shelby Walton, Hannah Widaman, Charlotte Williams, Lonnie Yost. MAP Communication Arts: Dalton Burge, Josie Cotter, Malynn Creighton, Christian Durst, Katie Krug, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Levi Phipps, Nathaniel Ryan, Kaler Selvin, Brianna Shuler, Sienna Smith, Margaret Waddle, Jacob Watson, Jacob Waugh, Anna Whitlock, Bailey Wileman, Jesse Woodhead, Joshua Young. MAP Mathematics: Coutney Bonnett, Dalton Burge, Chance Coday, Josie Cotter, Malynn Creighton, Kaitlin Dierking, Christian Durst, Garrison Fields, Jacob Hardy, Levi Jack, O’Tillia Jerabek, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Nathaniel Ryan, Kaler Selvin, Brianna Shuler, Madolyn Swinney, Margaret Waddle, Jacob Watson, Anna Whitlock, Joshua Young. EOC Algebra I: Dalton Burge, Josie Cotter, Malynn Creighton, Christian Durst, Garrison Fields, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Jeffrey McKee, Emilee Nulsen, Madolyn Seinney, Jacob Watson, Joshua Young. MAP Science:  Dalton Burge, Josie Cotter, Malynn Creighton, Christian Durst, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Levi Phipps, Nathaniel Ryan, Kaler Selvin, Madolyn Swinney, Jacob Watson, Joshua Young.

The following students received a TrackMaker for receiving a ‘30’ or above on the ACT Test: Greg Troiani, Doug Bybee, Rachel Casteel, Noah Dayson, Justin Longmeyer, Trevor Burge, Rachel Lauve, Brittani Lugenbeel, Adam Reeves.

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as a member of the 2013 Missouri All State Choir: Kaitling Long, Kacey Breitbach, Summer Kirchhofer, Jessica Kemerling, Lonnie Yost, Noah Dayson and Tyler Wilson. Zach Cohen and Sutton Crabtree were selected as alternates.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Middle School: MAP Communication Arts: Carly Barker, Mackenzie Beaman, Matthew Blair, Anna Boehm, Emma Braley, Samara Bruno, Levi Cohen, Kacie Creighton, Nicholas Danahy, Brett Greufe, Eric Humphrey, Hallie Maasen, James McKee, Anthony McSparran, Callie Miller, Alexander Moore, Nicholas Ryan. EOC Mathematics: Carly Barker, Matthew Blair, Levi Cohen, Michael Denney, Joseph Heinrich, Dominic Hemme, Eric Humphrey, Victoria Long, Hallie Maasen, James McKee, Callie Miller, Alexandra Pierce, Smantha Rohne, Trent Wilson, Evan Yokley. MAP Communication Arts: Kylie Baker, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Rachel Dustman, Michaela Emond, Jacob Fisher, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Hunter Kelley, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Aidan Link, Kaitlyn Long, Kirsten Medearis, Emma Moore, Madison O’Hare, Thomas Phelps, Clara Plasse, Paige Sialors, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Racheal Snyder, Cody Suelter, Holly Wilhelm, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder. MAP Mathematics: Griffin Ashcraft, Fiona Bolte Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Mathew Campbell, Noah Campbell, Rachel Dustman, Jacob Fisher, Kylie Henry, Kylie Heublein, Lane Jellison, Lauren Larkins, Cole Lightfoot, Aidan Link, Caleb Long, Kaitlyn Long, James McGovney, Kirsten Medearis, Emma Moore, Courtney Pritchett, Jamie Ross, Blake Rutherford, Paige Sailors, Drake Sivils, Blake Smith, Jessica Turner, Christina Waddle, Evan Williams, Colleen Wouters, Luella Yoder.

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Intermediate School: MAP Communication Arts: Logan Bailey, Brandon Baker, Collin Brockman, Brian Brunell, Truman Cartner, Grace Chambers, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Hayden Cox, Desmond Ewing, Tanner Graves, Jaden Greenwood, Angeleena Hook, John Kohler, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkins, Austin Long, Julia Longmeyer, Abigail McKee, Randi Miller, Aidan Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Jayden Reyes, Kyleigh Roe, Parker Snow, Thomas Swilley, Cole Swofford, Micah Taylor, Margaret Tribble, Morgan Wehner, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Samantha Woods. MAP Mathematics: Logan Bailey, Jaden Greenwood, Emma Kirchhoff, Aidan Moore, Cailee More, Emily Perisho, Cole Swofford, Sarah Watson, Rachel Wilhoit. MAP Communication Arts: Marissa Bowman, Sydney Bunch, Morgan Carlile, Amy Cox, Faith Griggs, Anastasia Hanes, Reagan Harrison, Mitchell Hayes, Madeline Helms, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Taylor Markham, Maxwell Potter, Kailey Renfro, Marianne Riley, Cheyenne Schneider, Joe Sosko, Taylor Stith, Mszayah Vanzant, Benjamin Yoder. MAP Mathmatics: Katherine Bauer, Sierra Bowman, Sydney Bunch, Faith Griggs, Anastasia Hanes, Sophia Harvey, Mithcell Hayes, Madeline Helms, Shelby Jack, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Adelynn Link, William Pryor, Marianne Riley, Garrett Schick, Cheyenne Schneider, James Schoenfelt, Joe Sosko, William Toler, Mszayah Vanzant, Cassandra Waddle, Haley Wiggins, Benjamin Yoder. MAP Science: Trace Armstrong, Sierra Bowman, Kaitlyn Brooks, Sydney Bunch, Garrett Canaan, Morgan Carlile, Holly Cassaday, Delaney Davis, Kirsten Gross, Sophia Harvey, Mitchell Hayes, Madeline Helms, Gabriel Hodge, Miranda Kelley, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Zachariah Ketchum, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Joey Mazy Franks Maxwell Potter, William Pryor, Grace Riley, Cheyenne Schnider, James Schoenfelt, Keegan Slaughter, Mszayah Vanzant, Cassandra Waddle, Luke Winkler, Benjamin Yoder, Samantha Yokley. 

Students earning MAP TrackMakers at the Elementary School: MAP Communication Arts: Jenna Avery, Owen Bailey, Evan Burns, Joliana Canaan, John Carter, Morgan Corbin, Landon Fatino, Alexandra Good, Eugene Horkay, Claire Kenyon, Ethan Longo, Keagon Madison, Isabella McCarty, Chance Milbrandt, Cassidy Miller, Evan Miller, Karleigh Ogan, Dylan Orpin, Zion Patterson, Alexandria Redwine, Kylie Rennolds, Caitlyn Rogers, Jessica Ross, Tyler Rowe, Zackary Smith, Alaina Umscheid, Riley Vaughn. MAP Mathematics: Jesse Ailshire, John Carter, Jacob Conine, Isabella Danner, Marissa McCormick, Evan Miller, Joseph Ore, Dylan Orpin, Zackary Smith, Tobin Wise.

 

District News
Oct. 8, 2012
High School:
This week we begin our campaign to keep our student drivers and passengers safe by participating in the Battle of the Belt.  The Battle of the Belt is an annual safety belt competition between Missouri high schools to encourage the use of safety belts among students.  This competition is sponsored by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and  American Family Insurance along with the Emergency Nurses Association.  This month long campaign will begin and end with a seatbelt check of all students that enter and leave Pleasant Hill High School.  Throughout the month, activities, drawings, and assemblies are planned in an effort to increase the use of safety belts by our students.  Our student organization, SADD (Students Against Destrictive Decisions), sponsored by Crystal Monath works with Corporal Tieman of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Kelly Fenton of the Emergency Nurses Association to plan these events for our students. 

Last year PHHS was one of ten schools in the Kansas City Region awarded a silver level award for having the highest gain in seatbelt use among students.  Our goal this year is to repeat as a Battle of the Belt Winner.  Recently, these signs have been posted on Rooster Way to remind our students of the importance of wearing their seatbelts.  Stay safe on the roads Roosters/Chicks!

The Softball team finished their season this past Friday losing to Nevada 2-1 in the district Championship.  Monday we have three girls competing in Sectional Golf Mackenzie Powell, Jamie Brookshier, and Kristen Orpin.  Thursday night the Varsity Football team will travel to Excelsior Springs, This game will be broadcast live on Metro Sports.


Middle School:
This week our 7th & 8th grade students are gearing up for our middle school fall play.  Students auditioned for parts in September and have been meeting after school to practice for this week’s live audiences.  Evening performances will be held at the Performing Arts Center at the high school beginning at 7:00pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

This week our English department is driving instruction during “MAP Mondays” in Advisory class.  This week all students will be reading “The Amazing Mr. Gilbert”, a short nonfiction biographical passage.  Students will be assessed on their individual abilities to recognize the author’s organization patterns of writing, summarize biographical information, assess character’s motives, and make inferences based on biographical facts.  Next up for “MAP Mondays” in Advisory class: “Walking Weather”, a short poem to analyze for main idea and finding word mean based on context clues of the word scurry.


Intermediate School:
Our Students of the Week are:  Ana Hanes, Nathan Bledsoe, Austin Tye, Rachel Wilhoit, Ruth Rain and Laura Allee! We congratulate each of these students!

This week our students will be taking the STAR Math and STAR Reading assessments for first quarter. Based on our baseline STAR data, teachers placed students in guided reading groups and focus groups to target specific math and reading skills. We will analyze data again once testing is over. Teachers will re-adjust groups based on this data. We will be looking for growth/student achievement from the first test to this one. 


Elementary School:
Monday marks the beginning of our nine week building-wide intervention plan in which our goal is to increase the number of correct words each student can read in 1 minute.  Our reading fluency focus time is from 8:40-8:55 each morning and every student and adult is involved in the success of this program. On average, we want our 3rd and 4th graders to read 115 correct words per minute. We hope to reach this goal by Winter break.  Feel free to stop by and watch our progress.

On Monday, third graders have the opportunity to participate in a two hour integrated learning experience on Christopher Columbus.  Students will hear stories, sing songs, play games and learn interesting facts in recognition of Columbus Day.  This event is made possible through the collaborative efforts of our special area teachers.  Consequently, the classroom teachers will use this extended plan time to learn a new reading strategy, collaboratively score student work and prepare for the end of the quarter.

Our fourth graders will sing at the PTO concert on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 pm in the PHES gymnasium.  They have been working hard to perfect their songs under the direction of Mrs. Shaffer, our music teacher. I know it will be a performance we don’t want to miss.

Our week will conclude with a visit from the Pleasant Hill Fire Department. They are coming to the Elementary School to educate our students on the importance of fire safety. We are looking forward to their visit! As you can see it is going to be an exciting week!


Primary School:
The primary school is celebrating Fire Safety Week with visits from the Pleasant Hill Fire Department.  Firemen will provide safety information at assemblies for each grade level, and students in EC-1st. grade will "tour" the fire trucks outside. 

Teachers are completing skill assessments for first quarter, mostly done individually in kindergarten and first grade.  Our Rooster Time "coops" have met for two weeks now, and teachers will do our first "progress monitoring" this week:  letter recognition for kindergarten and first grade, and timed fluency checks for second grade. 

The agenda for our quarterly staff meeting held this week includes 504 plan guidelines, remote access of saved files, SIS input and reports, IXL math website, revisions to Rooster Time, and activities and lessons about Election Day.  Kindergarten and first grade teachers are meeting in PLCs after school to post reading and math information on our DE data wall and review running record levels. 

ALIRT is accepting referrals beginning this week:  Assisting Learners Through the Intervention Resource Team.  Starting this week, we will meet most Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. to review student information with classroom teachers and discuss/implement intervention strategies with at-risk students. ALIRT includes the primary school counselor, principal, sped teachers, speech therapists, Title I staff, and classroom teachers as needed.

 

District News
High School: Homecoming week is upon us.  This is a very fun filled week for our students.  There are many activities planned such as float building, games, candidate assembly, and ending the week with the dance.  This week is organized by the PHHS Student Council sponsored by Chris Purnell and Carrie Ryerson.  This group does a great job of creating a high amount of school spirit throughout the week. Traditionally, this is a spirit week for our students as well where many of them participate in themed dress up days at school.  The themes for the week are: October 1: Neon Day; October 2: Disney Day; October 3: Superhero Day; October 4 Class Color Day; October 5: Purple and Gold Day. 
What a great week to be a ROOSTER!

Middle School: This week our 7th grade students are orally presenting to others in math class.  Last week, through a collaborative math lesson presented by Mrs. Fender, 7th grade math teacher, and Mrs. Lally, library media specialist, students began researching careers of interest to them, exploring how math is used in their field of choice.  Students have gathered their research and information to develop a presentation to share with their peers.  While researching for presentations, students also imbedded video into their presentations using Glogster, Prezi, or another 21st century tool to visually highlight their chosen career field as they explain and give an example of how math would be used in the selected career.

In celebration of Homecoming week, our students/staff are participating in festive, school spirit activities (3 days of “spirit wear/dress up days” planned by our new student council members and the culmination of the advisory led spirit competition).  For the past few weeks, students have been gathering ideas and supplies to participate in our middle school spirit stick competition held for the past several years during Advisory class.  For this month’s spirit stick competition, advisories are constructing spirit flags which will take the place of the old spirit stick. Flags are being constructed to the following specifications: 2 x 3 feet, attached to a pole, made out of cloth/fabric, not specific to any one advisory.  On Friday, each advisory class will present their class spirit flag during our Homecoming assembly, along with a chant/cheer.  They will be judged on neatness, spirit, and craftsmanship.

IS News
Our Students of the Week are:  Daniel Albin, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Jordan Hurle, Mazen Jackson, Jackson Barnes and Parker Snow. Congratulations to these students!

Students nominated their own peers in each homeroom for exhibiting our character traits.  These students are:  Ramsey Kohler, Hannah Hocker, Grace Chambers, Jaden Greenwood, Audrey Mann, Jade Feeler, Jasmine Brown, Marissa Bowman, Shelby Jack, Kristen Gross, Gracie Kenyon, Haley Wiggins and Garrett Schick. What a great honor to be recognized by your peers; these students are wonderful role models!

Robert DiDomenick from Southwest Food Service will present information to our students in the Morning Motivator on the importance of breakfast. He will talk about the health benefits including how breakfast refuels our body and gives us energy to go through our daily routine and how it helps us focus and perform better. Mr. DiDomenick will have a sample breakfast from our cafeteria as a visual for students and will encourage them to share comments regarding their favorite PHIS breakfast.

Picture retakes will take place Wednesday, October 3.

Homecoming is Friday! STUCO helped organize spirit week. We have fun themes to help support school/district spirit.  Our daily themes are:  Pink & Bling, Camo & Diva, Opposite day—shirts inside out or backwards/pant leg rolled up, etc., Rock Star and Purple & Gold. This should be an exciting celebration!

Our staff meeting will be devoted to professional development on using iPads in the classroom. Teachers have been exploring iPads over the last month. They have been researching appropriate apps that support curriculum. Teachers have already been using the iPads for picture and video taking, demonstrating math problems, having students solve math problems and more. They are eager to learn more about this tool.


ES News
It’s spirit week at the Elementary School.  Students will show their school spirit all week long by participating in Pajama Day, Team Jersey Day, Hat Day, Crazy Sock Day and Purple/Gold Day.
We are all looking forward to the Homecoming festivities this Friday.

As we approach the end of 1st quarter, teachers are preparing students to take their first “MAP Formatted” Unit Assessment in Reading.  This test will include an extended writing prompt and will provide us with a clear reflection of student progress in the area of English Language Arts. We will use the data we collect from this test to drive instruction and student learning.

This week we are preparing to launch into our reading fluency focus in which every adult and student in the building will devote 20 minutes each morning to the goal of increasing the number of correct words read per minute.  At PHES, we know that fluency precedes comprehension and so we are excited to see the progress students can make when we really focus on reading fluency as a building.  Stop by this Friday, to see our “practice run” at 8:40am or join us for our first official session on Monday, October 8th at 8:40.

Throughout the building, students are engaged in Rooster Arithmetic as students are using mental math to solve math problems.  The Math and Science Committee, which is made up of teacher representatives, has placed Math Minutes at natural stopping points throughout the hallways.  The Math Minutes are changed weekly so that students can practice their problem solving skills even in the halls as they wait to use the restroom, enter the music room or cafeteria.

Great things are happening at the Elementary School.  PHES students and staff are concluding First Quarter with high expectations and looking forward to sharing progress with parents at conferences later in the month.

PS News
At the primary school this week, we are celebrating "Spirit Week" prior to Friday's Homecoming with daily themes, such as Favorite Team Day.  A lot of our students will be participating in the parade on athletic floats, dance or gymnastics floats, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc. The Pizza Hut Book-It program starts this week, with incentives for students to read a specific number of books.  Julie Smith has completed her art program, Art to Remember, with the students; parents can order items with artwork designs by their children. 

Teachers are meeting to determine appropriate websites to use in the computer lab to support reading and math instruction and computer skills.  We are continuing our discussions about "I can..." statements in our lessons and how to best phrase objectives in "kid-friendly" language. 
Our week will end with an assembly provided by the Kelly Brothers Circus, coming to town this weekend.



Academic Letters presented to 158 HS students
This Fall, one hundred fifty eight (158) High School, students were presented academic letters on Tuesday, Sept. 25 for the 2011-2012 school year. Former PHHS graduate, Sara (Emo) Carvalho was the guest speaker.
To earn an academic letter, a student must earn a 3.5 or better GPA (grade point average) for the school year.

Earning academic letters were:
Sophomores – Alexis Allard, Rebekah Anderson, Sara Baker, Madison Barker, Christopher Barzilla, Weston Boehm, Garrett Bolden, Riley Bonnesen, Kaylene Bramwell, Meredith Burns, Alexandria Burris, Hannah Crawford, Olivia Dotson, Renee Edenburn, Tyler Evans, Kyle Feeler, Anderson Fields, Courtney Fountain, Katherine Friederich, Susanna Goodellfields, Kameron Gray, Gillian Haight, Lauren Hawkins, Ian Hodge, Julianna Holguin, Anthony Holt, Spencer Homan, Cheyenne Jennings, Autumn Kirchhofer, Jacob Lauve, Joseph Madison, Morgan Messick, Elijah Mijares, Cole Miller, Noah Moore, Nicole Nulsen, Justin Orpin, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, Cassy Reeves, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Rachel Schick, Emily Scholljegerdes, Lewis Sharp, Samuel Smith, Kaytlinn Snoderly, Madison Stockstill, Molly Takacs, Marissa Thompson, Steven Vaughan, Makenzie Voorhees, Kai Wesemann, Emma Widaman, Zachary Winkler, Olivia Woodruff, Suzanne Young.

Juniors - 1st year – Katie Brenton, Alexis Caraker, Brandon Clevenger, Brady Franklin, Haylee Newport, Kendra Pryor, Grady Voss. 2nd year – Kassidy Albright, Justin Bell, Kacey Breitbach, Krista Bricker, Jamie Brookshier, Abbie Brown, Haley Cash, Trenton Clarke, Zachery Cohen, Matthew Cox, Brooke Crotty, Kaylea Dennis, Benjamin Dobson, Hannah Dustman, Mckenna Gates, Kenton Hanifl, Heather Hughes, Mallory Humphrey, Alexander Hurd, Schyler Johnston, Kami Lamar, Erica Loney, Mariahe Long, Moriah Longo, Emily Mckee, Leah Miller, George Montag, Allison Novak, Kristin Orpin, Alisha Price, Haleigh Rottinghaus, Paige Shifflett, Hannah Shinn, Mackenzie Snyder, Taylor Stevenson, Rachel Triplett, Codi Winslow, Trevor Young, Allie Zahn.

Senior – 1st year – Cordell Boyd, Vyktoria Harris, Kayla Kennedy, Elizabeth Sherman, Hannah Winkler, Jennifer Vandiver, Shelby Zahn. 2nd year – Brad Barnett, Karin Bock, Devon Jarrett, Erika King, Taylor Louthan, Kaylee Smith. 3rd year – Taylor Bonnesen, Samantha Bornaman, Trevor Burge, Douglas Bybee, Rachel Casteel, Noah Dayson, Katharine Debortoli, Dillan Findley, Jenna Greenwood, Blake Greufe, Joseph Griffith, Shannon Haws, MaryBeth Hertzog, Amethyst Hughes, Elizabeth Jerabek, Jamie Kelly, Jessica Kemerling, Summer Kirchhofer, Rachel Lauve, Kaitlin Long, Justin Longmeyer, Brittani Lugenbeel, Elisabeth Mansfield, Kaylee Mathiason, Hannah Meyer, Mallory Miller, Tyler Miller, Brandon Norris, Nicole Patterson, Mysti-Ane Pearce, Anna Prewitt, Jacob Randle, Adam Reeves, Dylan Ross, Bradley Smith, Dominic Taylor, Taylor Thomas, Gregory Troiani, Shelby Walton, Kindred Wesemann, Hannah Widaman, Charlotte Williams, Lonnie Yost.

 

District News
HS News
Once again our 9th-11th grade students will participate in the My College Options student survey.  This is a voluntary program that helps students plan for their post-secondary educations. The data collected from this survey is gathered nationally in an effort to improve the post-secondary options for students.  Our students will benefit from this opportunity to be connected to colleges and universities that match their needs and interests.  Furthermore, our students may hear from educational and career service providers offering products and services such as college admissions services, financial aid, career information, extracurricular enrichment and recognition programs.

Additionally, our 9th-11th grade students will be taking the Explore and PLAN tests this week.   These tests are a measurement of academic progress within the ACT College and Career Readiness System of exams.  This data is used as an indication of how students’ educational progress relates to their post-high school educational and career plans.  Furthermore, this data is used for advising them of their course selections as they continue through high school. 

Over the past several years various teams throughout the conference have held benefits for cancer causes.  Often this money has been donated to groups like Susan G. Komen, but when need arises some schools have designated groups and/or individuals from their communities that are being impacted by this deadly disease.  This year, to add a little more structure to these programs, the conference volleyball coaches decided to work together conference wide.  The coaches have been selling t-shirts and have designated one opponent to share these activities with both home and away.  The proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts, and donations from that evenings contest, will still be designated by the local team as to where it will be contributed.  We will be participating this year with Harrisonville whom we host on Thursday September 20th.  This year we will be donating the proceeds to former music teacher Ms. Rita North who was recently diagnosed and is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. 

MS News
Pleasant Hill Middle School has a full week of extra-curricular activities ahead.  Three home nights of great sporting events to attend for the whole family and community!  The 8th grade football team has gotten off to a good start.  We opened with a win at home against Grain Valley and followed that with a road victory at Odessa last Tuesday. This Tuesday night our PHMS Rooster football team will take on Warrensburg starting at 5:00 p.m. on our Eklund Field.  On Thursday night we will be literally “stopping traffic” with our biggest PHMS cross country team ever running in our open event, starting in the grassy area off of Rooster Way across from the high school.  Everyone can cheer on our runners along most of the running route winding around the high school and primary school. Meanwhile, PHMS Chicks volleyball will be in our gym at 5:00 p.m. facing the “scrappy” Sherwood crew.  Our volleyball coaches anticipate victory against Sherwood this week as they shared our teams are “very strong this year coming to us with great fundamental skills and positive teamwork/communication attributes.”

IS News:
Our Students of the Week are:  EJ Dinges, Garrett Pierce, Cameron Parker, Halee Werner, Trace Armstrong and Dakota Middleton. We congratulate these students and applaud their success! Students of the Week are selected by teachers. In addition to the recognition of these students, there will be an opportunity for students to nominate and recognize one another; students are working on this currently in homerooms----Guidance News:  Character Bulletin Board:  In order to acknowledge students who exemplify our character traits I would like for the kids in your homeroom to vote on one student who best represents those traits, selecting a new child each month.  In doing this the kids have to give specific reasons for their nominations and it causes them to think critically about what it means to have good character. I would like to have your student's name by September 27 so we can announce their name on the 28th and take a picture to post on the bulletin board.  I will also talk to the kids about this during guidance.

This week our Positive School Climate Committee meets for the first time (this club normally meets the second Tuesday of every month). This committee plans a variety of activities that promote a positive culture and community at PHIS. During their first meeting they will be focusing on fall activities, Minute to Win It and Box Tops.

Our PTO fundraiser is wrapping up this week; we thank everyone that participated and supported Pleasant Hill schools!

Teachers will be meeting with the principal during team planning periods this week for professional development. Our focus will be on effective lesson planning. We will be reading an article titled:  “How to Plan Effective Lessons”. Focus by Mike Smoker will be given to teachers with additional reading assignments as well. We are excited about this PD and refining our lesson plan approach. 

ES News
This week we are recognizing Citizenship Day on the 17th and honoring the importance of our constitution the rest of the week.  Teachers and students will engage in activities and receive information about both important concepts. 

Perfect attendance is a goal of ours and the past two weeks we’ve had 4 classrooms in which not one minute of the school day was missed.  Those classes were Young, Halfmann, Brundage and Cattron.  Congratulations to those students, parents and staff.

High Five Character Awards were given to the following students for displaying citizenship, respect, perseverance and self-discipline:  Ashlyn Long, Evan Burns, and Hayden Hocker. Each week, we will continue to recognize students that deserve a High Five!

Our Book Fair opens this week in our multi-meeting room and is filled with beautiful books, posters and other fun supplies.  The book fair will be visited by each class and is open early Wednesday morning at 8:00 am and will stay open on Tuesday and Thursday evening until 7:00 pm.

Teachers will continue their professional development on writing this week by attending a voluntary afterschool workshop on Tuesday from 4:00-6:00 pm in the library.  Teachers will learn how to instruct students on the use of the Six Traits (ideas, organization, word choice, voice, sentence fluency and conventions) that great authors use in their literary works. 

PS News
We will recognize Citizenship Day on Monday, September 17, with various class activities about traits of good citizens.  Students will enjoy a performance by the high school marching band at the football stadium on Friday morning, weather permitting.  This is an opportunity to introduce the students to unfamiliar instruments, rhythms, and the cooperative effort of a musical performance.  The annual Noteables Carnival will be held Friday night at the high school.

The primary school crisis team feels it is important for students to participate in all emergency drills during the first quarter of school.  Staff members will practice lock-down drill procedures with students in preparation for a building-wide drill on Tuesday afternoon.  Parents have been notified through the Primary Press and fliers that the primary school will be locked from about 1:10-1:30 on Sept. 18. 

The Building Improvement Team will meet on Wednesday morning before school to finalize plans for our Rooster Time "Boot Camp" beginning Sept. 24. Students have been identified at each grade level for targeted reading instruction in groups of 5 students each.  "Barnyard", or whole-group teachers, have planned authentic curriculum during Rooster Time to include authors' studies, interactive read-alouds, Time For Kids magazines, and reading comprehension strategies. Sara Thompson and I will meet with small groups of teachers to make sure they have materials they need to start lessons on Sept. 26.

 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent – teacher conferences for the Pleasant Hill R-III School District are set for Monday, October 15 through Thursday, October 18. There will be no school on Friday, October 19.
Primary School:

  • Parent/teacher conferences at the primary school are scheduled individually by teachers and parents. Parents are given opportunities to schedule dates and times at Open House held in August before school starts. Any parents that do not indicate a time preference are contacted directly by the classroom teachers for a scheduled time. Teachers will accommodate parental schedules as much as possible any time from Oct. 15 through Oct. 19, but are primarily scheduling conferences on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4:00-7:00pm.

Elementary School:

  • Most teachers have already scheduled their parent-teacher conferences. If you have not been contacted by your child’s teacher, please call the school at 540-2220.
  • If you are unsure of your appointment time, please call the school.
  • If you are unable to attend at your scheduled time, please call and make arrangements for a new time.
  • Parents will be asked to take a short survey after the conference.

Intermediate School:
The Intermediate School will hold conferences on Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17 from 4:20-8:00 p.m.

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be conducted by the core team of teachers that work with your child.
  • All parents are asked to call 540-3156 or email their child’s teacher to set up a conference if one has not been previously arranged.
  • Reminder notices will be provided to parents that signed up previously.
  • Any parent unable to attend the scheduled time should call and make arrangements for a new time.
  • Parents will be asked to take a short survey after the conference.

Middle School:
STUDENT LED CONFERENCES: Monday & Tuesday, October 15 & 16 from 4:30-8:30pm
Our middle school format, referred to as “student-led conferences”, allows students to play an important role in acknowledging their educational responsibilities under the guidance of their advisory teachers. Each student has a portfolio which he/she is responsible for filling with the following required elements: pieces of choice work from each class, teacher behavior information sheets, grade card and student prepared plan of progress.
Eighth graders and parents will meet in the gym while seventh graders and their parents will meet in the cafeteria. Individual tables will be set up in each location. Students will present their portfolios to their parents and a teacher will be at the table to answer specific questions and help guide the student through this process. Each conference will take approximately 10 minutes.
There is no need to make an appointment, just follow the schedule below: (unless you have a special concern that requires meeting individually with a specific teacher without your student present).
Monday evening’s designated schedule
4:30-5:30: Parents with student whose last name begins with A-M
5:30-6:30: Parents with student whose last name begins with N-Z
6:30-7:30: Those who could not make the above schedule
7:30-8:30: Requested private, individualized teacher conference w/out student (by appointment only, call 540-2149 if requested)
Tuesday evening’s designated schedule
4:30-5:30: Parents with student whose last name begins with N-Z
5:30-6:30: Parents with student whose last name begins with A-M
6:30-7:30: Those who could not make the above schedule
7:30-8:30: Requested private, individualized teacher conference w/out student (by appointment only, call 540-2149 if requested)

High School:

  • Beginning on October 1st, parents can contact teachers to arrange Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please contact teachers via phone or email to set appointments between the times of 5:00 –8:45 p.m. on Monday, October 15 or Thursday, October 18.
  • Each teacher will conduct conferences in his/her classroom. Parents may call the school, 540-3111, to contact each teacher individually to set up 15 minute conferences.

 

Breakfast Challenge
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is partnering with the Midwest Dairy Council to launch the Missouri School Breakfast Challenge.
Last year, only 22 percent of students participated in a Missouri school breakfast program. To ensure all Missouri students start each day ready to learn with a healthy breakfast, I challenge all districts to increase daily school breakfast participation per child enrolled during the 2012-2013 school year by a minimum of 20 percent.
The Department calculates the number of breakfast meals served per child enrolled by taking the total number of breakfast meals served from September 2011 through April 2012 and divides this by the October 2011 school district enrollment. Data for the total number of breakfast meals served and school district enrollment is based on the information provided by your district.
The challenge is voluntary. All public, charter and private school districts in Missouri who participate in the National School Lunch Program will automatically be entered into the challenge and will be categorized into one of four tiers based on enrollment. School districts will be eligible for cash prizes if they have a 20 percent breakfast participation increase from the 2011-2012 school year to the 2012-2013 school year. The top three school districts in each of the four tiers with the highest increase in breakfast participation will win a cash prize!
Cash prize levels include: four gold awards of $4,000; four silver awards of $2,500; and four bronze awards of $1,000. Award winners will be determined by the Department and cash prizes will be awarded by the Midwest Dairy Council and are recommended for use toward health and wellness activities to benefit the receiving school district.
The Department's primary goal is for Missouri to become one of the top 10 performing states in education by the year 2020. It all starts with breakfast. Help us fuel Missouri's students into the top 10!

 

District News (week of Sept. 10 - 14)
HS News
- Library……
All Language Arts classes watched a DVD and discussed the Gateway Reader Award Program.  The Gateway Reader Award List is promoted at high schools all over the state by the Missouri Association of School Librarians.
The DVD gives a brief synopsis of each of the fifteen titles on the list.  Students are encouraged to read at least 4 of the books from the list.  This qualifies them to vote on the winning book in March.  At this voting event in the school library, students enjoy pizza and soda.  The program rewards students with high quality reading experiences and promotes literacy and young adult literature. 
Every participating student receives a name sheet posted on the ‘reading wall’ in the library.  A sticker for each book is attached to the name sheet after the student reads the book.  Students enjoy seeing what they’ve read and comparing their record to those of their friends, classmates, and teachers.  The program motivates reading at the high school in a positive way and generates a considerable amount of discussion among teachers, students, and the librarian.  Last year approximately 80 students qualified to vote for the winning book.

First Responders Night
Friday September 14, is the second annual First Responders Night in coordination with our PHHS varsity football game with Nevada. All current and former members of the military, police, firefighters and EMT’s will be admitted free of charge for this night, please let the gatekeeper know when you arrive. There will be static displays from the National Guard, police, fire, and sheriff’s department beginning at 5pm.
In addition, the pregame will include patriotic songs from the band and a solo from senior Adam Reeves. The VFW will provide the color guard and be joined by representatives from each group. Please join us in demonstrating our gratitude to those that allow us to live our lives a little more carefree.

 

MS News
Pleasant Hill Middle School will be on a modified block schedule this week due to the first round of Discovery Education testing.  All 7th and 8th grade students complete this online test 3 times per year to identify their strengths and weaknesses in the core area of mathematics and reading skills.  Individual student results are available immediately for teachers and students to analyze and work on fundamental skills.  Math and communication arts teachers will use professional development time on Friday afternoon to sort through the class test results and modify their upcoming class lessons based on the needs of this group of students.

PHIS News:
Each week students are selected as “Students of the Week”. Students are recognized for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to:  showing and giving respect, being kind and thoughtful, being responsible and persevering. Our students of the week are introduced every Friday in the Morning Motivator for the following week. Our students of the week this week include Cydney Metzger, Rick Cretel, Anthony Wood, Ramsey Kohler, and Sarah Watson!

Our before and after school clubs and activities started last week. They are off to a great start. It is wonderful seeing so many students actively involved. STUCO will meet for the first time this week. Students were elected into Student Council positions during homeroom. This group of students meets often to organize a variety of events for our building.  They help contribute to the positive environment of PHIS. Also this week, Youth for Truth meets for the first time. This group meets monthly; it is a student lead organization with teacher and parent sponsors which focuses on fellowship.

Students will finish Discovery Education testing this week. Teachers will be busy analyzing data from these tests. They will use this data to help identify students’ strengths and weaknesses. This will help determine students that need additional support, tutoring and focus groups—RtI groups. They will create a data wall and start working on probes to monitor student growth.

PHES News
Our focus at the elementary school continues to be in three areas: procedures, baseline assessments, and relationship building.  We believe that consistent procedures and expectations are the keys to creating a safe school environment and classrooms which are conducive to learning.  Students have spent the last few weeks practicing our school wide behavior expectations, cooperative learning procedures, classroom routines and our emergency drill expectations. They will continue practicing these procedures this week as well.

Each child is unique and has different strengths to build upon.  Therefore, we have been collecting beginning of the year data, or “baseline” data, on each child.  We’ve administered a math pretest, taken a writing sample and conducted a reading fluency test. This week we will continue taking baseline math data as students visit the computer lab to take the Discovery Education Test. All of the information from these assessments will guide our instruction and help us chart growth over time.

Positive relationships between students, staff and parents are very important so we continue to look for ways to foster these relationships. Teachers have spent the past few weeks getting to know their students and engaging them in team building activities. Last Friday representatives from each classroom ate lunch with the principal and had opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about the school year so far.  This Thursday, September 13th at 6:30, we will host our first Partners in Education Night for parents of 3rd graders.  This is an informal gathering where parents will have an opportunity to discuss school topics with the principal.  All of these activities are open the lines of communication and help build relationships.

Finally, for the past few weeks teachers have received concentrated professional development in the area of Communication Arts.  Last Friday, teachers were given a half day release of 3.5 hours to review the Six Traits of Writing and engage in the collaborative scoring of student writing.  Teachers were diligent and focused in their approach and instruction will be better because of the learning that was done.  This week teachers will meet individually with the principal to review their MAP data to discuss trends in the data and to identify students who are performing on the bubble.

This Friday during the 3 hour release, teachers will continue their work on the math curriculum.  As you can see, it has been a productive start to the school year and this week will be just as exciting!


PS News
Teachers and students at the primary school are taking the Discovery Education online assessments in reading and math.  This is our benchmark assessment that we administer three times a year.  Second and first graders have completed both, and I have been meeting with teachers about the results.  Kindergarteners are taking the tests in three sessions per class in our computer lab all this week. 

Title I reading teacher Sara Thompson and I are reviewing the DE results, percentile ranks from the Gates/MacGinitie reading tests, and screenings done on individual students based on teacher referrals.  With the teachers at each grade level, we are determining eligibility for small groups for our new Rooster Time, which will start Sept. 26.  There will be 6 teachers at each grade level to serve 5 students each in what we're calling "coops", meaning the 30 most at-risk students in each grade level will receive targeted, intense reading instruction 100 minutes per week in foundational skills:  letters, consonants, vowels, phonemes, vocabulary, syllables.

Our professional development time on Friday will be devoted to RtI.  Sara and I will meet with the coop teachers to review curriculum, activities, and progress monitoring tools.  The "barnyard" teachers at each grade level will meet to develop their lessons in reading skills such as fluency, story elements, listening strategies, main idea, making predictions, summarizing, etc.  They will also group students at each grade level for Rooster Time; barnyards will serve approximately 23-28 students at a time.


Picture Retakes - Oct. 3
PS, ES, IS / MS, HS

2012 MO All State Show Choir
Kaitlin Long, Hannah Winkler, Noah Dayson, Lonnie Yost, Cassidy White and Allison Josselett  are Pleasant Hill High School students who auditioned and were selected for the 2012 MO All State Show Choir which performed at the Missouri Choral Directors Convention in July in Jefferson City, MO.  They joined other performers from around the state for this event.

MCDA 9/10 grade Honors Choir
PHHS student Rene Edenburn was selected and performed with the MCDA 9/10 grade Honors Choir in Jefferson City this past July.  Also singing from PHHS was Jacob Lauve.  Mrs. Karen Dollins, PHHS choral director and Ms. Rita North, retired PHMS teacher are pictured with Rene at the First Baptist Church.

7th & 8th Grade Honor Choir
Eight Pleasant Hill Middle School students participated in the Missouri Choral Director's Association 7-8 Grade Honor Choir under the direction of Andrea Ramsey. The choir rehearsed and performed this summer on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, MO.

5th & 6th Grade All State Choir
Several Pleasant Hill students were selected to participate in the Missouri Choral Directors Association 5th and 6th grade Honor Choir in Jefferson City in mid-July.   The 150 Missouri students selected worked with clinician Christy Elsner all day and performed a concert that evening for the public.  

Fall Picture Day
Picture day is coming!
Elementary School - Aug. 17
High School - Aug. 16
Intermediate School - Aug. 23
Middle School - Aug. 22
Primary School - Aug. 21
Don't forget to bring your pre-payment envelope on picture day. Click on link for order form or call 816-331-8586 for more information.


District Welcomes New Staff
Staff vacancies and reassignments within the district have allowed seventeen new staff members to join the district this fall. They will begin new teacher workshops on August 6.

Primary School
Liana Farnen will serve as a 1st grade classroom teacher. She spent a year teaching in the Gardner Elementary School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Elementary Education from Emporia State University.

In her first year, Stella Marr will teach Special Education. For the past five years she worked at the Raymore Peculiar School District. In December, she will complete her Special Education / Cross Categorical K-12 Degree from the University of Central Missouri.

Kelly Patton will serve as a Speech Therapist. For the past two years, she participated in clinical rotations. She holds a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science from Rockhurst University.

Carrie Brockman has served as a substitute for the district since 2006. She will bring 14 years of experience to the district as a school nurse.

Linda Cromwell will serve as an Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional. She was an 8th grade SPED resource room teacher for the past four years in Salina, KS.

Elementary School
Bringing 25 years of experience to the District, Susan Herrera will serve as Principal. For the past five years she has served as an Instructional Coach in the Grandview School District. She holds a
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from University of Missouri at Kansas City and a Masters of Science in Elementary Administration from University of Central Missouri.

Intermediate School
In her first year of teaching, Brook Ludlam will serve as a 5th Grade classroom teacher. She completed her student teaching in the Knob Noster School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from University of Central Missouri.

Stephanie Gipple will serve as a 6th Grade classroom teacher. She was a 9th grade algebra teacher with the Hickman Mills School District for the past two years. She holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of Northern Iowa.

Anne Schupp will serve as a Vocal Music Teacher. She holds a B.S. in Vocal Music Education and Masters in Teaching Music from Northwest Missouri State University. She was a K-12 Vocal Music teacher at Cass Midway for the past two years.

Returning to the district, Rachel Dinges will serve as a part-time paraprofessional.

High School
Bringing 7 years of experience, Sean Berry will be returning to the Pleasant Hill School District and will teach Theatre / Drama. He holds a B.S.Ed. in Speech / Theatre Education from Central Missouri State University.

Ashley Lile will serve as a Language Arts teacher. She brings 10 years of experience with the Blue Springs School District and holds a BSE in Secondary English Education and a MA in English Literature from University of Central Missouri.

In his first year of teaching, Paul Stahl will teach Mathematics. He completed his student teaching with the Raytown School District. He holds a BA in Secondary Education-Mathematics from UMKC.

Bringing 7 years of experience as Assistant Director of Bands with the Harrisonville School District, Adam Twenter will serve as an Instrumental Music teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education in Instrumental Music from Central Missouri State University.

Adam Dean will serve as a Paraprofessional. For the past two years, he worked as a Special Education paraprofessional at Raytown Central Middle School.

District
Eddie Norvell will serve as custodian/maintenance for the district.
Roger Winkle will serve as an evening custodian for the district.


Meal Prices

Due to rising food costs it was necessary for the District to increase meal prices slightly this year. Cafeteria meals will increase by 5¢ each.

Primary School / Elementary School
Student Breakfast: $1.15
Adult Breakfast: $1.40
Student Lunch: $1.90
Adult Lunch: $2.45

Intermediate School / Middle School
Student Breakfast: $1.15
Adult Breakfast: $1.40
Student Lunch: $2.00
Adult Lunch: $2.45

High School
Student Breakfast: $1.15
Adult Breakfast: $1.40
Student Lunch: $2.10
Adult Lunch: $2.45

Student reduced breakfast: 30¢
Student reduced lunch: 40¢

 

Summer School
Summer School was held May 21 - June 15. The overall enrollment for the PreK-12 program was approximately 881 students. Several enrichment classes were available and were geared for the students to experience new information and skills. Remedial classes were available for Middle and High School students to recover credit.

PHHS students receive awards at Cass Career Center
M. Hayden Smith was selected as one of the 5 candidate for All School Outstanding Senior (This is our biggest honor.  He was in the top 5 of nearly 500 students)
Jessica Barbee was the PHHS Sending School Outstanding Senior
Robert Taylor was the Outstanding Junior for the Automotive Program
Jessica Barbee was the Outstanding Senior for the Fire Science Program
Holly Hoover was awarded the Don Carey Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500
Jessica Barbee was awarded the Joe Gerke Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $250
Recipients of the Program Performance Award for their prospective programs were:
            Tyler Farrell – Automotive
            Jessica Barbee – Fire Science
            Danielle Pemberton – Health Sciences
            Holly Hoover – Health Sciences
            Taylor Livingston – Health Sciences
            Samantha Stillwell – Health Sciences
Holly Hoover and M. Hayden Smith were awarded a Gold Level Portfolio
Ben Anderson, Cody Clark, and John Jarvis were recognized as 3 of only 600 students from across the state of Missouri that qualified for the High Schools that Work Educational Achievement Award.

 

5K Run for Change
The 2nd annual Pleasant Hill Middle School 5K Run for Change took place Saturday, May 5th with over 100 runners taking part.  The race started and ended in downtown Pleasant Hill and took runners onto the Katy Trail.  The race raised over $1,200 that will be used to promote bully prevention at the Pleasant Hill Middle School.  The money raised at last year's race funded a BMX Bike Show with an anti bullying message for all middle school and intermediate school students.  Attached are the times of all finishers who recorded their times for publishing.

 

End of Year Staff Recognition Reception
The Pleasant Hill R-III School District hosted its annual end of year staff recognition reception May 2 at Pleasant Hill High School. The event honored two (2) staff members who were retiring at the end of this school year and two (2) staff members who retired earlier this year, as well as the recipients of the Excellence in Education Awards, “ABC” Award, Rookie Awards and service pins.

Honored retirees included
High School Language Arts teacher, Patty Breckenridge will be retiring after 25 years. She joined the District in August of 1987.
Elementary School Principal, John Stahl, will be retiring. He joined the Administrative team in July 2005. 
District Maintenance, Jim Geraci retired in October, 2011. He had been with the District since July 2004.
District Custodian, Gene Hamilton retired in November, 2011. He had been with the District since June 2006.

Rookie Awards went to staff members who have completed their first year with the Pleasant Hill School District. They included: Staci Waibel, Tiffani Thompson, Lora Watson, Ryan Bird, Robin Denney, Johna Geist, Crystal Monath, Elizabeth Ferguson, Wayne Wolff, Alan Borchert, Daniel Leibbrand, Jennifer Meiries, Michelle Shouse, Lisa Greufe, Robert Mallett, Staci Moore, Maria Perez-Fisher, Randy Greufe, Karen Garrison, Tonya Cotter, Brock Fisher and Kim Fisher.

The Pleasant Hill R-III District presented the Excellence in Education Awards. This award is designed to recognize an overall contribution to education by an educator. Candidates should have the ability to inspire learning, should show genuine concern for students and should be active in their profession and/or community. (A ‘certificated’ recipient was recognized from each building. Each building’s Excellence in Education Award recipient then competed for the District honor of Teacher of the Year)

  • The Primary School Excellence in Education Award went to Second Grade teacher, Cathy Young. Cathy was chosen because of her attention to detail and students’ needs is evident in the amount of preparation she does in her classroom every day. Her second grade classroom is always a productive, student-centered environment with a high level of engagement. She has taught at the Primary School for 26 years working with kindergarteners, third graders and second graders. During that time, she has contributed immeasurably to the building’s staff and instructional initiatives.
  • The Elementary School Excellence in Education Award went to Third Grade teacher, Jessica Young. Jessica was chosen because she has high expectations of her students and works with them to achieve results by creating differentiated lessons. For the past 13 years, she has worked diligently to make the Elementary School an excellent school and to have a positive influence on the students. She is one of the most well respected teachers because she works tirelessly on building and district level committees with other administrators, teachers and district patrons.
  • The Intermediate School Excellence in Education Award went to Special Services teacher, Pam Maxey. Pam was chosen because she shows true concern for her students’ success and implements ideas and methods to help them attain their goals. She serves as Team Leader, curriculum facilitator and on the Building Improvement team. For each position, she goes out of her way to make contributions for the betterment of the Intermediate School, keeping what is best for students at the forefront of her ideas. She is a valuable member of the PHIS team.
  • The Middle School Excellence in Education Award went to District Gifted Education teacher, Michelle Humphrey. Michelle was chosen because she is an inspirational teacher, both to her students and to her co-workers. She is encouraging and her love of learning is infectious. She shares a lot of good resources and her wealth of technological knowledge and ideas have helped to increase the technology usage in science labs as we share her ideas and incorporate them into lessons. She also teaches at other buildings and has an impact on all of them, but at the Middle School we definitely benefit from her presence.
  • The High School Excellence in Education Award went to Social Studies and At Risk teacher, Jim Underwood. Jim was chosen because his classroom is set apart from many by his dedication to teach students the curriculum with humor. He draws the students into the material by role playing the events of our history with each other in the classroom. Pleasant Hill High School is very lucky to have him as an educator so dedicated to making learning fun and interesting for the students.  He is a creative teacher who is giving and does whatever it takes to help the individual.
  • The Educator of the Year went to Cathy Young. Cathy was chosen because she has shown professionalism with her peers as well as the students through her style of teaching, mentoring, organization, committee participation and instruction. These are the qualities that this award was created to reward a specific individual.

The ABC award is presented annually to a classified staff person who has given outstanding service to the school district.  We look particularly for the person who has significantly contributed to the mission of the school and to the overall educational climate. 

  • The award went to Intermediate School Custodian, Margaret Kosfeld. Margaret was chosen because she truly cares about the district and takes pride in having the best facilities for others to use. Those who have worked closely with her like to describe her as having ‘a hard, crunchy outer shell and a soft chewy center.’ The students with whom she works know she has expectations for their behavior and wants them to treat others and the building with respect all the while loving them unconditionally. She is an outstanding custodian and person who goes above and beyond regularly.

Service pins were awarded to individuals that have completed a minimum of 5 years full-time employment with the Pleasant Hill School District. Those receiving service pins included:

5 years:  Tria Cartner, Angela Davis, Sharon Doll, Shannon Duncan, Sandra Haight, Steven Haight, John Hamilton, Kelly Hart, Tammy Kirchhofer, Rebecca Murray, Ellen Reynolds, Carrie Ryerson, Ebony Shaffer, Suzan Smith, Cindy White, Diane Williamson and Darrell Shewmaker

10 years:  Nicole Albin, Erica Armstrong, Vickie Carter, Karen Dollins, Amy Fifer, Ralyne Fleeman, Amy Franklin, Matthew Harper, Suzanne Rexroad, Susan Sappington, Deborah Smith and Jeanne Stevens

15 years: Paul Canaan, Rhonda Cleveland, Kathy Simms and Julie Smith

20 years: Cynthia Brownsberger and Anne Busch

25 years: Patty Breckenridge, Shelley Hill and Beth Hoke

30 years: Robyn Bricker and Ken Freeman

Perfect Attendance: Gift cards were awarded to individuals that had Perfect Attendance for the 1st Semester of the 2011-2012 School Year:
Cindy Blair, John Hamilton, Alan Borchert, Jim Beerends, Eric Bloom, Robyn Bricker, Tina Kemerling, Kyle Roach, Nancy Bouchard, Jeanne Stevens, Sandra Haight, Janell Hamilton, Debbie Harding, John Stahl, Wintress Welliver, Andrew Guyer, Sherie Cox, Steve Haight, Matt Harper, Sharon Meyer, Maria Fisher, Annie Vaughn, Lora Watson, LuAnn Longbons, Ron Smith, Tria Cartner, Maureen Stahl and Sara Thompson.


Staff Appreciation Week
April 30 - May 4 Superintendent, Dr. Wesley Townsend, Assist. Superintendent, Dr. Becky Gallagher and several Board of Education members presented the staff with a small token of appreciation for Teacher Appreciation Week. Pictured is High School Math Teacher, Eric Bloom  and Board of Education President, David Burge.

 

Griffith and Sherwood Recognized as NAIA Champions of Character
Pleasant Hill High School student athletes, Josh Griffith and Nikki Sherwood were recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as NAIA High School Champions of Character Award winners at the NAIA Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City last month. These student-athletes were selected by administrators at area high schools and recognized March 19, 2012, at the halftime of the first semifinal game of the tournament at Municipal Auditorium.


FCCLA State Leadership Conference

3 PHHS FCCLA members attended the State Leadership Conference in Columbia MO.  Pictured are Haley Cash, Region 12 Officer, PHHS Voting Delegate and STAR Event Student Consultant; Elisabeth Mansfield, Region 12 Officer and STAR event Bronze medal for Focus on Children; and Rachel Liley, STAR event Bronze medal for Focus on Children.  

 

Pleasant Hill R-III School District Receives Accreditation with Distinction
The Pleasant Hill R-III School District was recognized for receiving Accreditation with Distinction in Performance by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education during a banquet March 26 at the University of Central Missouri. Receiving the award on behalf of the district was Board of Education Treasurer David Burge, Chamber Teacher of the Year Suzanne Rexroad and CTA President Nicole Albin.  Dr. Wesley Townsend stated “Congratulations to the entire staff, students, and community for earning this award and meeting 15 Missouri performance standards.  This is the seventh consecutive year that we have received the Distinction in Performance award from DESE.  The administration and Board greatly appreciate everyone’s effort and focus on improved instruction during these past years.”

MO Conservation visits Intermediate School
On Friday, March 23, Conservation agents Bob Mattucks and Mark Griddine from the Missouri Conservation brought a streamline table to show the 6th grade students the effects of water erosion, especially in our streams and rivers.  The table showed how humans affect streams and rivers by helping the erosion process by cutting trees down and/or helping the erosion process happen faster. 

State DECA
Pleasant Hill High School students traveled to  Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake of the Ozarks, on March 19 and 20 for State DECA Competitive Events.
Those participating were Anna Chandler, Tara Goosey, Cassidy White, Dalton Armstrong, Keegan Reed, Michaela Richards, Shelby Walton, Ashley Adams, Wesley Bridges, Caleb Streitenberger, Kendall Mahoney, Brianna Jackson, Dillon Spears, Nathan Watson, Charlotte Williams. Those qualifying for Nationals were: Brianna Jackson, 1st in Retail Marketing; Nathan Watson, 2nd in Sports Entertainment. Dillon Spears finished in the top 8 in Retail Marketing and Anna Chandler also finished in the top 8 in Community Service Project.

Blood Drive held at Pleasant Hill High School
The Community Blood Center collected 80 units of blood at the Pleasant Hill High School on Thursday, March 15. Over 110 staff and students participated in the Blood Drive. Those participating were: Ashley Adams, Dalton Armstrong, Jessica Barbee, Curtis Barger, Bradford Barnett, Lindsey Beck, David Blann, Ashley Blann, Scott Blann, Karin Bock, Samantha Bornaman, Kendal Bourey, Kacey Breitbach, Krista Bricker, Emily Brittingham, Trenton Burdette, Trevor Burge, Jared Burge, Haley Burkhart, Madison Capellen, Tria Cartner, Brandon Cassity, Rachel Casteel, Kala Cleveland, Beverly Cline, Samantha Cobb, Brittany Couch, Micah Cox, Brooke Crotty, Noah Dayson, Makenna Deckert, Jacob Denney, Cheyann Dillon, Bradley Downing, Samantha Dunlap, Brianna Eaton, Terrell Evans, Kacy Faucette, Dillan Findley, Stephen Garza, Linda Gassaway, Tyler Gerling, Vyktoria Harris, James Harrison, Joshua Hatten, Maria Havlik, Brittany Hayes, Taylor Hayes, Matthew Hobbs, Justina Homan, Holly Hoover, Clinton Hughes, Amethyst Hughes, Devon Jarrett, Trenton Jarrett, Emily Jurss, Courtney Keith, Jessica Kemerling, Nathaniel Kiger, Summer Kirchhofer, Matthew Lally, Ashley Leirer, Rachel Long, Abreale Lovell, Joshua Lukenbill, Matt Mallett, Christian Martin, Blake Mazy Franks, Nicholas Mazy Franks, Hunter Melies, Sara Michaels, Danny Morris, Hunter Mounce, Lindsay Neal, Brandon Norris, Tyler O’Brien, Nichole Patterson, Kyle Phillips, Mackenzie Powell, Alisha Price, Jacob Randle, Stephen Reese, Gregory Reeves, Clinton Richardson, Markie Roach, Trenten Roach, Jessie Schley, Virginia Schley, Patrick Shands, Paige Shifflett, Cearra Smith, Jessica Smith, Alyssa Smith, Rachelle Smith, Luke Stevenson, Angela Stillwell, Chelsea Stuber, Hailey Taylor, Taylor Thomas, Sheyanna Thompson, Sloan Vescovi, Elizabeth Waddle, Brigham West, Nathanial Wheeldon, Charlotte Williams, Brecklynn Williams, Jacob Wright, Ashley Younce, Miriam Young and Austin Yount.

 

Longmeyer wins Cass County Spelling Bee
Jacob Longmeyer won the Cass County Spelling Bee and will be on his way to D.C. late May to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  This is his second trip to D.C. for the National Bee as he went as a 5th grader too. Pictured is Superintendent of the Raymore - Peculiar  School District, Dr. Jeff Kyle presenting the trophy to Jacob.

District selects Elementary Principal
The Pleasant Hill R-III Board of Education has completed the search for an elementary principal by naming Mrs. Susan Herrera as Principal for the 2012-2013 school year.  Mrs. Herrera is currently an instructional coach in the Grandview School District and has held that position for the past five years.  She was a 3rd grade teacher in the Grandview district for two years prior to taking on the role of instructional coach.  Before going to Grandview, she was a teacher in the Blue Valley School District for 17 years as a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and multiage teacher. She started her career in the KCMO School District serving one year as a 3rd grade teacher. 

Mrs. Herrera completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1987 and finished a Master’s of Science degree in Elementary Administration from the University of Central Missouri in 2010.  At UCM, she was a part of the rigorous CPPP (Collaborative Principal Preparation Program) cohort of study, an intensive leadership program which only takes high quality candidates based on a competitive referral and application process.  She has had extensive training in the areas of curriculum, instruction, professional learning communities, and the use of data to facilitate improvement in a school.  She has developed and presented extensive PD sessions for teachers in the areas of communication arts and literacy, as well as many other topics. 

Mrs. Herrera and her husband, Michael, have been married for 28 years.  They have four children: Mike, age 27, Alex, age 23, Megan, age 21 and Mark, age 13.  They have one grandchild, Grace, who is 5 months old.  When asked about being selected as the Principal at Pleasant Hill Elementary for the 2012-2013 school year, Mrs. Herrera responded, “I am thrilled and honored to begin the journey as the principal of Pleasant Hill Elementary.  I look forward to becoming a part of the Pleasant Hill community and continuing our quest for excellence.”

The district welcomes Mrs. Herrera to the Elementary School and its long tradition of quality education.  Dr. Becky Gallagher, Assistant Superintendent, commented, “We believe Mrs. Herrera’s knowledge of curriculum and quality instruction will not only be a benefit to the Elementary School, but will also be a benefit to the District as well!  We look forward to having her as part of our outstanding school community.”


 

Donuts with Dads
Several fathers were treated to donuts and juice on Wednesday, March 7 for Donuts with Dads at the Pleasant Hill Primary School.

Swofford receives 1st place in Mathematics Competition
Cole Swofford, a 4th grader in Mr. Smith's class at Pleasant Hill Elementary school and son of Don and Jeanine Swofford, won 1st place in the Missouri Presidents Day SumDog.Com mathematics competition.  This contest was a statewide online competition that Pleasant Hill elementary and primary schools participated in.  Pleasant Hill Elementary school and Primary School finished in 5th and 6th place respectively.

 

MAP / EOC Testing
MAP / EOC tests are performance-based assessments that measure student achievement on Show-Me Standards.
These tests are given at designated grade levels and subject areas. Tests are comprised of three methods of measurement: selected response, constructed response, and performance events. Results are used in individual planning, program evaluation, and curriculum revision. DESE also monitors results for progress and accreditation.
Testing Schedule:
Grade 3, 4 (Elementary School)
April 17 & 18: Math
April 19 & 20: Communication Arts

Grade 5, 6 (Intermediate School)
April 16 & 17: Communication Arts
April 18 & 19: Math
April 20 & 23: 5th grade Science
Make ups as needed

Grade 7, 8 (Middle School)
April 16 - 20: Communication Arts, Math & Science

Grade 9-12 (High School)
April 3 - April 27

 

Pleasant Hill FFA Celebrates National FFA Week
February 19th through the 25th is national FFA week. The Pleasant Hill FFA chapter has lots of fun during this week. For the three days school was held the FFA members dressed up in camouflage, different ag colors, and in boots and shorts. Dressing up wasn’t the only way the Pleasant Hill FFA members showed of their pride. The week was jammed packed with activities from movie night to the super farmer competition. Monday evening members packed the classroom to watch movies, Tuesday the officers delivered ice cream to PHHS staff for Teacher Appreciation Day, Wednesday members participated in a Washer’s Tournament after school, Thursday six teams competed in events with David Routh and Lori Williams earning the title Super Farmers, and Friday was Barnwarming.  

One of the biggest events during FFA week is Barnwarming. This is the dance for the whole FFA chapter. The Pleasant Hill FFA Alumni help chaperone and provide food for the dance and former FFA members, Tune Dudes, will deejay.  Just like any other dance there are king and queen candidates, but all grades have the ability to steal the crown. The way to win is not by voting, but by competitions held throughout the dance. This year’s candidates are freshmen Mason Hertzog and Amberly Riffle; sophomores Hunter Anderson and Patricia Stillwell; juniors Tyler Miller and Elizabeth Waddle; and seniors Troy Faulkenberry and Emily Reed.

Over all, the first half of FFA week has been a great success, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Continuing Monday, Feb., 27 members will search the school grounds for clues to win the scavenger hunt and then will arrive early Tuesday morning for a free breakfast before school.  On Wed., February 29th the Pleasant Hill FFA Chapter will end the FFA week celebrations with the regularly scheduled meeting and chili dogs afterwards. This meeting though will have a special guest. One of the FFA state officers, Kolin Chapman, will be coming to speak to the chapter. The Pleasant Hill FFA members cannot wait for this state officer visit.  The Pleasant Hill FFA Chapter is full of traditions, dating back to 1936 when the chapter was established, as well as a bright future.  With 186 members, the chapter is striving for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.


Routh and Williams win FFA Super Farmer Competition
Teams competing in the Super Farmer Competition: (L-R) Perri Brown and Tyler Miller, Patricia Stillwell and Hunter Anderson (not pictured) Candace Williams and Josh Taylor, Emily Reed and Marcus Hicks, Sarah Rutherford and Aaron Couch, and David Routh and Lori Williams.


MAP / EOC Testing

MAP / EOC tests are performance-based assessments that measure student achievement on Show-Me Standards.
These tests are given at designated grade levels and subject areas. Tests are comprised of three methods of measurement: selected response, constructed response, and performance events.
Results are used in individual planning, program evaluation, and curriculum revision. DESE also monitors results for progress and accreditation.

Testing Schedule:
Grade 3, 4 (Elementary School) April 17 & 18: Math
April 19 & 20: Communication Arts

Grade 5, 6 (Intermediate School)
April 16 & 17: Communication Arts
April 18 & 19: Math
April 20 & 23: 5th grade Science
Make ups as needed

Grade 7, 8 (Middle School)
April 16 - 20: Communication Arts, Math & Science

Grade 9-12 (High School)
End of Course Exams (EOC): April 3 - April 27


 

FBLA District 10 Leadership Conference
FBLA competed in the District 10 Leadership Conference at UCM.  The following students placed in the top ten among 23 surrounding school districts:
Accounting I................................3rd Patrick Shands, 4th Brittani Lugenbeel
Accounting II...............................1st Trenten Roach, 6th Mallory Purnell
Business Law..............................3rd Brett Siebeneck
Business Procedures.................9th Laura Hudson
Chapter Scrapbook.....................1st Laura Hudson
Desktop Publishing.....................7th   Team:Cheyenne Nelson, Brecklynn Williams
Digital Design & Promotion........4th   Team:  Becca King, Lori Williams
Emerging Business Issues.........2nd  Team:  Hayden Smith, Cheyenne Nelson
Healthcare Administration..........4th Brecklynn Williams
Hospitality Management.............8th Brittany Hayes
Introduction to Technology Concepts..........4th Anthony Holt, 10th Alex Holt
Marketing.....................................2nd   Team:  Nathan Watson, Brittany Hastings, Tiffany Zinn
Mr. FBL.........................................1st Cole Eason
Ms. FBL........................................2nd Cheyenne Nelson
Personal Finance........................6th Josh Griffith
Sports Management...................1st Nathan Watson
Technology Concepts................1st Daniel Peters, 2nd Kevin Mahoney
Spreadsheet Applications.........2nd Caleb Streitenberger
Website Design...........................1st   Team: Cole Eason, Kevin Mahoney
Word Processing II.....................4th Rachel Casteel


Enrollment / Residency Nights
The Enrollment / Residency nights for the 2012-2013 School Year will be Wed., Aug. 1 and Thurs., Aug. 2., 1-8pm at the High School on One Rooster Way.
Families are asked to come on a designated night according to the oldest child's last name.

  • Last name:      A-K       Wed., August 1
  • Last name:      L-Z       Thurs, August 2

For more information, please contact Secretary to the Superintendent, Jackie Emo, 816-540-3161


Middle School presents The Music Man
Performances for the Pleasant Hill Middle School musical, The Music Man, Junior will be Thursday and Friday, March 1st, 2nd at 7:00pm and Saturday, March 3rd at 6:00pm at the Pleasant Hill High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5.00 for students 14 and under. Call 540 - 2149 for more information. The main cast includes: Caleb Long, Jake King, Jacob Longmeyer, Trent Idel, Madison Bailey, Haley Burge, Clara Plasse, Maranda Arcuri, Jaleah Jones, Noah Campbell, Colleen Wouters, Dalton Burge, Jaryd Smith, Evan Williams, Maggie Waddle, Madolyn Swinney, Brooke Wood, Blake Rutherford.

Intermediate School presents Honk Jr
The Pleasant Hill Intermediate School Performing Arts department is excited to announce our Spring Production, Honk! Jr. Honk! is a modern-day retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's timeless tale of The Ugly Duckling.  This award-winning musical is a classic story of overcoming the odds and standing strong in the face of adversity.  Performances will be February 16-18, 2012, in the Pleasant Hill High School Performing Arts Center at 7pm.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.  All seating is general admission.  For more information, please contact Suzan Smith at ssmith@pleasanthillschools.com.

Roving Chef
Southwest Foodservice Excellence (SFE) specializes only in K-12 Child Nutrition. Students in the Primary, Elementary and Intermediate Schools will participate in an incentive program called the ‘Roving Chef’. SFE encourages students to have good behaviour, good grades, and/or perfect attendance. Students are given a tour of the cafeteria and SFE Director, Curtis Mueller explained food safety and nutrition. Pictured is Primary School students who were given a chef hat and all the ingredients needed to make their own lunch. Photo courtesy of Pleasant Hill Times.

Student of the Month
High School senior, Hayden Smith, is a second-year student in Cass Career Center’s Automotive Technology program.  He was named the January 2012 Student of the Month.

Earth Science
High School students Kaitlin Long and Katharine Debortoli created a volcano model for Mr. Wyatt's Earth Science class. Rice Krispys were used to make the volcano and a chocolate fondue fountain was used to produce the lava eruption.

FCCLA Region 12
PHHS FCCLA hosted the Region 12 Officer screening recently.
Haley Cash Region 12 Parliamentarian for FCCLA and Elisabeth Mansfield Region 12 Report for FCCLA were elected into office for 2012-2013.

Valentine Deliveries
School policy states: Valentine deliveries are not accepted at any schools in the Pleasant Hill School District. We will not accept deliveries for students the week of Feb. 14. For safety reasons, balloons, and candy/floral arrangements are never allowed on school buses.

Polar Bear Plunge
PHHS students participated in the Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday Jan. 28th at Longview Lake. The group raised over $3,313 for Special Olympics. Those plunging were: Mallory Purnell, Brittany Hastings, Tiffany Zinn, Allison Josselet, Samantha Cobb, Ashten Link, Erica Loney, Cole Eason, Braxton Williams, Susanna Goodell-Fields, Holly Martin, Jordan Wileman, Brittany Couch, Aubrey Purnell, Sara Baker, Tyler O'Brien, Dylan Ryerson, Jake Wingard. Student Council Advisors, Carrie Ryerson and Chris Purnell also plunged.

23 PHHS students help out in Joplin
Twenty-three Pleasant Hill High School students took a trip to Joplin earlier this month to help in the continuing recovery from last spring's devastating tornado. The project was spearheaded by Pleasant Hill seniors Jacob Wright and Anna Chandler as a DECA project. They organized housing at Byers Avenue United Methodist Church, arranged food and activities and worked with Durham Bus Services who donated the bus and gasoline for the trip. Bus driver, Susanne Dierking donated her time as well. The teacher-sponsors and volunteers were Amy Franklin and Amy Fifer. The delegation left Friday, Jan. 6, worked all day on Saturday Jan. 7 and came home that night. The students laid sod for one family, tore out landscaping for another family and filled in a trench. All agreed that it was a great trip. The students said they were deeply moved by all that they saw and were extremely glad to have participated. Pictured are (top row, from left) Samantha Cobb, Katie Lane, Tiffany Zinn, Brittany Hastings, Amanda Crawford, Kate Driscoll, Jordan Wileman, (second row, from left) Kevin Mahoney, Jacob Wright, Cole Eason, Adam Reeves, Rebecca Avenson, Corey Todd, Brianna Jackson, Samantha Stout, Ashley Adams, Anna Chandler, Brittany Couch, (front row, from left) Luke Stephenson, Susanne Dierking, Braye Jones, Allison Josslet, Amy Franklin, Amy Fifer, Cheyenne Nelson and Makenna Deckert.

Chamber Educator of the Year
On January 14, the Chamber of Commerce, presented Ms. Suzanne Rexroad the Excellence in Education Award for Educator of the Year. This award is designed to recognize an overall contribution to education by a full time teacher, certificated staff member or school administrator. Ms. Rexroad is a third grade teacher at the Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Other staff members nominated were: High School teachers, Mike Keilholz and Jim Beerends.

Four candidates file for Board of Education
David Hertzog, Michael Mansfield, Brian Barnum and John ‘Clay’ Kohler have filed as candidates for Pleasant Hill R-III School District Board of Education. David Hertzog is seeking reelection and will face newcomers Michael Mansfield, Brian Barnum and John ‘Clay’ Kohler.  Current Board Member, Cliff Borgstadt served three terms for a total of nine years and chose not to file for reelection. Filing for election closed on Tuesday, January 17. Two seats are available and those elected on April 3, 2012 will serve a 3-year term.

Six receive American Degree
The highest award available for members in the FFA organization is called the American Degree. This year the Pleasant Hill FFA chapter had six members receive this distinguished degree. To be eligible one must have already earned three other degrees, the Greenhand Degree, the Chapter Degree, and finally the State Degree.  Also, they must participate in the FFA organization at their colleges along with many other set rules. This award is an honor to earn and the Pleasant Hill FFA Chapter would like to congratulate Shelby Dunlap, Christopher Foley, Andrew Jones, Melissa Kurtz, Clayton Norvell, and Kate Springer on earning such a prestigious award.

Perfect Attendance
Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who maintained perfect attendance for first semester of the 2011-2012 school year.

Primary School:


2nd Quarter
Kindergarten
Jordan Crawford, Patricia Katzenmaier, Hannah Kleyh, Andrew Moorefield, Addison Smith, Krisonna Werner, Ellie Beck, Abygail Widhalm, Carissa Bink, Madison McKee, Alexander Callighan, Sophia Lapee, Brooklyn Allen, Campbell Gregory, Brayden Klotz, Bradley Marshall, Anthony Greenberg, Grace McCommon, Mya Wise
1st Grade
Alyssa Dinges, Samuel McCarty, Makayla Stalker, Hannah South, Evan Alesi, Aryana Devault, Samuel Edwards, Devin Foley, Summer McCannon, Jozlyine Rivera, Raegan Watterson, Brayden Bass, Alexander Bulischeck, Cody Parker, Kaden Young, Ema Graham, Lillian Gross, Lauren Kidwell, Caleb Martin
2nd Grade
Carmen Kidwell, Nina Lapee, Gavin Rogers, Abigail Shipley, Caitlyn Allen,  Ashley Crooks, William Hayden, Lucas Holloway, Jacob Elliott, Sophia Gregory, Johnathan Rivera, Abby Gilliland, Morgan Lassiter, Liam McCall, Jaydon Shuler, Rylie Barker, Riley Cole, Jadyn Medlock, Lindsay Schirlls,

1st Semester

Kindergarten
Abygail Widhalm, Carissa Bink, Sophia Lapee, Brooklyn Allen, Campbell Gregory, Bradley Marshall, Jordan Crawford, Anthony Greenberg, Mya Wise
1st Grade
Lauren Kidwell, Aryana Devault, Samuel Edwards, Alexander Bulischeck, Kaden Young, Lillian Gross
2nd Grade
Carmen Kidwell, Gavin Rogers, Caitlyn Allen, William Hayden, Jacob Elliott, Johnathan Rivera, Abby Gilliland, Morgan Lassiter, Liam McCall, Rylie Barker, Riley Cole, Jadyn Medlock

Elementary School:

1st Semester
3rd Grade –
Lucas Bass, Evan Burns, Kimberly Caswell, Alexandra Good, Emily Hill, Emma Lapee, Cassidy Miller, Madelyn Nelson, Caitlyn Rogers, Zackary Smith, Tobin Wise
4th Grade –
Daria Bennett, Mariah Brattin, Hailey Fleener, Abigail Gieschen, Dakota Middleton, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, David Rivera, Shirly Salcedo, Parker Snow, Lily Spear, Rachel Wilhoit

Intermediate School:

5th Grade – Tayte Bailey, Katie Bauer, Chloe Bloom, Trey Clevenger, Kristen Gross, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Shelby Jack, Garrett Schick
6th Grade – Alyssa Coon, Rachel Denney, Joseph Dryer, Kaitlyn Evans, Derek Smith


Middle School:

7th Grade
Dylan Adams, Macee Adams, Cameron Agee, Nathan Allen, Griffin Ashcraft, Danielle Batliner, Megan Bauer, Brayden Bonnesen, David Brown, Ryan Cox, Jacob Dennis, Rachel Dustman              , Michaela Emond, Casey Gifford, Daniel Lee, Spencer Lees, Tyler Livingston, Caleb Long, Emma Lugenbeel, Hannah McCommon, Deborah McCoy, Kelsey Miller, Gus Newberry, Thomas Phelps, Clara Plasse, Michaela Shinn, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Jenna Solomon, Hannah Taylor, Christina Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Gavin Wheeler, Shae Williams, Nicholas Winger

8th Grade
Noah Burton, Andrew Dobson, Christian Durst, Jamie Freed, Joshua Freed, Joely Hughes, Taylor Jackson, Kody Kisner, Eryn Livingston, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Rhys Martin, Marley Moran, Brandon Pruett, Walker Reed, Madison Ring, Taylor Ross, Brooke Rottinghaus, Nathan Ryan, Brooke Sadler, Joseph Smith, Madolyn Swinney, Zachary Taylor, Kennedy Todd, Anthony Um, Sean Wade, Anna Whitlock, Coleman Winslow, Greg Wright

High School:
9th Grade – Madison Barker, Weston Boehm, Riley Bonnesen, Francisco Castro, Andrew Culbertson, Gavin Dooly, Tyler Evans, John Falck, Susanna Goodellfields, Zachary Hadlock, Jacob Harris, Dylan Hawks, Riley King, Autumn Kirchhofer, Devon Klein, Rachel Liley, Zachariah Long, Adam Mansfield, Matthew McFarland, Nicole Nulsen, Devon Peters, Caitlin Rash, Kolin Rogers, John Romer, Madison Stockstill, Steven Vaughan, Amy Venegas, Makenzie Voorhees
10th Grade – Hunter Anderson, John Berry, Danielle Bowen, Krista Bricker, Abbie Brown, Micah Cox, Brooke Crotty, Drake Dean, Benjamin Dobson, Tristan Dooly, Brady Franklin, McKenna Gates, Heather Hughes, George Montag, Markie Roach, Brandon Suckuvich, Joshua Shewmaker, Hannah Shinn, Pete Taala, Justin Wagner, Codi Winslow, Kevin Wyrick
11th Grade – Austin Bailey, Logan Baker, Taylor Bonnesen, Cordell Boyd, Brittany Couch, Jacob Denney, Tyler Dlugolecki, Logan Hawks, Dakota Jarrett, Summer Kirchhofer, Rachel Lauve, Alexandria Long, Justin Longmeyer, Joshua Lukenbill, Elisabeth Mansfield, Mallory Miller, Gregory Adam Reeves, Dylan Ross, Nicholas Shore, Samantha Stillwell, Robert Taylor, Taylor Thomas, Brandon Uebele, Jennifer Vandiver
12th Grade – Spencer Adams, Tyler Alexander, Alex Baker, Lindsey Beck, Alexis Cooper, Stephanie Cox, Amanda Crawford, Katharine Driscoll, Samantha Dunlap, Andrew ONeill, Trenten Roach, Patrick Shands, Michael Smith, Jordan Wileman


Honor Roll

Pleasant Hill Administration released the names of those students who were placed on the honor roll for their grade point average (gpa).

Elementary School
3rd Grade – Superintendent’s
Adam Abbas, Jesse Ailshire, Jenna Avery, Owen Bailey, Kale Bakken, Lucas Bass, Drake Beaman, Ian Bledsoe, Karis Bloom, Mattie Bracken, Allee Brattin, Evan Burns, Chanie Campbell, Joliana Canaan, Makenzie Carlile, John Carter, Kimberly Caswell, Gavin Chace, Joelee Cleveland, Jacob Conine, Morgan Corbin, Isabella Danner, Nelson Descombes, Jadyn Dowdy, Canton Elliott, Landon Fatino, Elijah Fondren, Emma Goldston, Alexandra Good, Paige Gustin, Marissa Helms, Charlie Heritage, Emily Hill, Eugene Horkay, Blaise Jackson, Claire Kenyon, Chayden Kirkpatrick, Evan Knapp, Brock Koehler, Michelle Kramer, Emma Lapee, Wyatt Lawrence, Haylee Lewis, Ashlyn Long, Ethan Longo, Braden Lust, Keagon Madison, Jenna Marconett, Elizabeth May, Isabella McCarty, Marissa McCormick, Evan Miller, Sebastian Murillo, Karleigh Ogan, Joseph Ore, Dylan Orpin, Zion Patterson, Luxy Pearce, Jackson Petersen, Isabelle Proudfit, Alexandria Redwine, Kooper Reed, Kylie Rennolds, Abigail Ring, Caitlyn Rogers, Jessica Ross, Tyler Rowe, Aubrey Schirlls, Aubrey Scott, Zackary Smith, Averie Snyder, Kaemyn Stidham, Tate Stockstill, Shane Taylor, Olivia Trask, Alaina Umscheid, Riley Vaughn, Kaleb Vermillion, Alexiea Werner, Bryce Wilson, Tobin Wise, Alyssa Ziegelbein, Addison Zurcher, Madalynn Zvacek

3rd Grade – Principal’s
Jacob Adams, Aidan Amor, Brooklyn Chambers, Dravin Collins, Madison Copowycz, Anabella Criscione, Dominique Criscione, Camden Curtis, Donovan Davis, John Doyle, Skye Durden, Hayden Farmer, Harlee Fenton, Noah Fidler, Margaret Gonzalez, Silas Gray, Austin Harrison, Nathan Hitch, Colton Huffman, Tanner Huffman, Morgan Jenkins, Emma Johnson, Cole Jones, Mikhayla Jones, Taylor Kemp, Taylor Kreisel, Prestly Lamar, Elizabeth Lehman, Joshua Mathis, Dylen Mazy-Franks, Chance Milbrandt, Cassidy Miller, Zachary Miller, Madelyn Nelson, Madalynne Ohler, Aidan Parman, Parker Phipps, Logan Pickering, Adam Prock, Alexxys Ray, Thomas Riffle, Anna Rogers, Joel Schoenfelt, Tyler Shore, Regan Shouse, Dean Skillman, Saige Stafford, Luke Starks, Robert Summers, Ben Swofford, Zane Wheeler, Mason Winfree, Keegan Zizza

4th Grade – Superintendent’s
Madalyn Allen, Austin Alvarado, Logan Bailey, Brandon Baker, Ethan Beagle, Daria Bennett, Conner Bracken, Paul Breeze, Collin Brockman, Jasmine Brown, Andrew Brownsberger, Patrick Brunell, Lane Burgess, Truman Cartner, Grace Chambers, Nicole Clapp, Katie Clay, Mitchell Coon, Hayden Cox , Natalie Cox, Braylee Davis, Catherine Davis, Hunter Davis, Austin Dinges, Desmond Ewing, Kaitlyn Ewing, Jacey Faust, Jade Feeler, Kathlyn Goldston, Lawson Graham, Tanner Graves, Samuel Gray, Jaden Greenwood, Jeffrey Hatfield, Brittany Hays, Paige Hicks, Jordan Hoerl, Natalie Hopkins, Ashlynn Keilholz, Emily Kerchner, Emma Kirchhoff, Blaine Kleyh, Ramsey Kohler, Megan Kurle, Sydney Lamborn, Bethany Larkins, Jagger Lawler, Austin Long, Julia Longmeyer, Dante Lopez, Kathryn Maasen, Michael Maasen, Carlie Maynard, Hailey McCommon, Savannah McIntosh, Aidan Moore, Julia Moore, Cailee More, Colin Paris, Emily Perisho, Wyatt Perkins, Garrett Pierce, Jayden Reyes, Abigale Rice, Kyleigh Rod, Madison Roeder, Rain Ruth, Shirley Salcedo, Simon Scott, Caleb Shepard, Carson Shoop, Dawson Sivils, Parker Snow, Dominik Sostorecz, Nicole South, Woody Springer, Megan Swinney, Cole Swofford, Micah Taylor, Wesley Tibai, Sayler Todd, Gunner Tweedie, Eli Vanatta, Sarah Watson, Morgan Wehner, Brylee Wells, Alec Wheeler, Alexis White, Morgan Wilhite, Rachel Wilhoit, Grant Williams, Grant Wilson, Lauren Wiskur, Samantha Woods

4th Grade – Principal’s
Abigail Baker, Jackson Barnes, Makayla Blevins, Caleb Blevins, Caleb Bowman, Mariah Brattin, Morgan Brisbin, Kurt Burns, Ethan Campbell, Kylie Campbell, Lee Chrisman, Michael Doss, Hailey Fleener, Dalton Francy, Clay Froehlich, Abigail Gieschen, Ethan Hansen, Cody Henry, Hanah Hocker, Angeleena Hook, Reid Howell, Shyann Jellison, Joseph Kiger, Jeremyah Knapp, Trenton Long, Samuel Markham, Meghan May, Angela McCormick, Abigail McKee, Randi Miller, Christina Morris, Nathaniel Mosqueda, Rosalynn Pax, Alexandria Prosser, Brittany Quinn, Carly Rogers, Brooke Stone, Thomas Swilley, Margaret Tribble, Austin Tye, Miguel Venegas, Dylan Watterson, Rileigh West, Kaitlyn Wilson

Intermediate School
5th Grade – Superintendent’s (3.8 – 4.0)
Morgan Carlile, Amy Cox, Faith Griggs, Anastasia Hanes, Mitchell Hayes, Shelby Jack, Miranda Kelley, Taylor Stith, Cassandra Waddle, Marianne Riley, Sydney Bunch, Kennedy Burton, Delaney Davis, Allie Gerken, Sophia Harvey, Madeline Helms, Gabriel Hodge, Taylor Shewmaker, William Toler, Taylor Shewaker, William Toler, Taylor Vincent, Amber Gerken, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Joseph Sosko, Katherine Bauer, Garrett Canaan, Danielle Lichte, Maragh Newberry, William Pryor, Cheyenne Schneider, Daniel Albin, Christian B Atkins, Averee Brattin, Aaron Chen, Dawson Ferdig, McKenna Hanover, Corey Kelly, Taylor Markham, Emma Marshall, Keegan Slaughter, Chloe Bloom, Marissa Bowman, Kirsten Gross, Reagan Harrison, Adelynn Link, Cameron Parker, Ali Ray, Stewart Watson, Megan White, Sierra Bowman, Trey Clevenger, Mackenzie DiMarco, Micala Huffman, Grace Kenyon, Emma Mueller, Grace Riley, Garrett Schick, Haley Wiggins, Benjamin Yoder, Saylor Zurcher
5th Grade – Principal’s (3.79 – 3.50)
Alexis Frazier, Brittany Marshall, Haylie Rouchka, James Schoenfelt, Michael Blaine Untermeyer, Derrick Cretel, Macey Barker, Kaitlyn Clevenger, James Lowe, Adrain Sanders, Luke Winkler, Dylan Berry, Kaitlyn Brooks, Nadia Huffman, Matthew Pritchett, Taylor Ryerson, Devin Vestal, Beau Brown, Julia Edmonds, Morgan Gish, Samantha Yokley, Laura Allee, Kailey Renfro, Cierra Williams, Wyatt Bramwell, Roman Carr, Emily Chace, Jaeden Grego, Mazen Jackson, William Markham, Madison McDaniel, Mszayah VanZant, Nathan Bledsoe, Joshua DeVaul, Madelyn Phipps
5th Grade – Honor Roll (3.49 – 3.0)
Randy Burkhart, Holly Cassaday, Cole Wood, Michael Lehmann, Brandon Byrd, Mason Waugh, Kathleen Cortinas, Austin Warren, Halee Werner, John Dagley, Spencer Gussman, Zachariah Ketchum, Bryce McGinnis, Joshua Millard, Sally Riffle, Sean Spangler, Christina Wait, Trace Armstrong, Shawn Cummings, John Edenburn, Andrea Allen, Vincent Anderson, Brooke Brinkoetter, Mary Emond, Chase Gray, Tyler Hagan, Clifford Jellison, Joey Mazy Franks, Bayne McCall, Nolan Miller, Maxwell Potter
6th Grade – Superintendent’s (3.8 – 4.0)
Kacie Creighton, Autumn Ferguson, Shawn Gallagher, Joseph Heinrich, Skyler Kirchhofer, Kassidy Reed, Kylee Reeves, Jordan Rottinghaus, Derek Smith, Evan Yokley, Samara Bruno, Joseph Dryer, Cody Faust, Dominic Hemme, Makailyn Hernandez, Richard Hughes, Grace Keilholz, Savannah Long, Summer Ray, Samantha Rohne, Chance Sullivan, Jordan Anderson, Trevor Blankenship, Nathaniel Longo, Mackenzie Robinson, Trent Wilson, Gennavieve Wrobel, Mackenzie Beaman, Rachel Denney, Brett Greufe, Colton Haak, Eric Humphrey, Victoria Long, James McKee, Johana Rosas, Jacob Wilmoth, Carly Barker, Anna Boehm, Brooke Cash, Jordan Hamlin, Kyley Keith, Anthony McSparran, Alexander Moore, Caitlin O’Hanlon, Sidney Walters, Auston Crust, Nicholas Danahy, Levi Cohon, Tabitha Graham, Cameron Knapp, Alexandra Pierce, Michael Wright, Tori Young, Emma Jo Craven, Noah DesCombes, Kaitlin Evans, Sydney Hawkins, Lauren Mann, Xander Mijares, Callie Miller, Madison Roach, Nicholas Ryan, Tristin Sudduth, Mariah Thompson
6th Grade – Principal’s (3.79 – 3.50)
Emily Armstrong, Maegan Ashmore, Wyatt Clayton, Michael Denney, Angela Klein, Ryan Bowen, Victoria Combs, Andrea Powell, Evan Wehner, Dillon Bray, Makayla DeVault, Logan Gish, Layla Heritage, Mikayla Norman, Michael Okuly, Lauren Redwine, Dale Snider, Noah Dowdy, Tori Parrott, Jerod Rottinghaus, Sydney Schirlls, Brayden Smith, Nathaniel Chace, Jack Marconett, David Shanks, Tanner Todd, Brandon Younce, Jordan Sidwell, Hallie Maasen, Tayte Bailey, Matthew Blair, Emma Braley, Evan Brons, Daisy Fetters, Jordan Jones, Keith LaPee, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Kirsten Thompson, Zane Vanatta, Brandon Young, Jackson Caley, Jared Clapp, Sam Easton, John Michael Hays, Amanda Snow
6th Grade – Honor Roll (3.49 – 3.0)
Morgan Crane, Brett Guthrie, Tyler Holloway, Allen Prince, Zachery Uebele, Alyssa Coon, Chase Diato, Taylor Elias, Tyler Harrald, Jacob Harris, Marcun LaPee, Cacee Turner, Meghan Ball, Jeremy Brant, Ryan Hopkins, Narris Jackson, Brylee Langford, Luke Swofford, Jacob Thompson, Coleton Ederer, Cordell Jellison, Grant Long, Gaige Brunell, Makayla Dagenhart, Makinzie Kiger, Geno Lalumia, Marisa Lewis, Elias Peters, Steven Starks, Logan Audrain, Kelsey Kampe, Connor OMalley, Jacob Figley, Mason Hoenshell, Yesenia Lopez, Clint Shelton
Middle School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll
7th Grade –
Kylie Baker, Megan Bauer, Sarah Beachner, Fiona Bolte-Bradhurst, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Haley Burge, Noah Campbell, Ryan Cox, Rachel Dustman, Olivia Ferdig, Jacob Fisher, Kaley Hays, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Aiden Link, Kaitlyn Long, Hannah McCommon, Emma Moore, Josey Pate, Clara Plasse, Blake Rutherford, Fernanda Sierra, Drake Sivils, Racheal Snyder, Jessica Turner, Madison Voorhees, Christina Waddle, Benjamin Watson, Abigail Welther, Austin White, Evan Williams, Colleen Wouters, Ella Yoder              

8th Grade –
Courtney Bonnett, Dalton Burge, Tyler Crane, Kaitlin Dierking, Garrison Fields, Joely Hughes, Tillie Jerabek, Madelynn Kahl, Cheyenne Long, Jacob Longmeyer, Emma Moore, Colton Neill, Emilee Nulsen, Marissa Paris, Walker Reed, Madison Ring, Nathan Ryan, Brianna Shuler, Madolyn Swinney, Claire Villegas, Joshua Young          

Principals Honor Roll
7th Grade –
Macee Adams, Nathan Allen, Ethan Baker-Arbuckle, Michelle Butricks, Mathew Campbell, Jaymie Clevenger, Sarah Davis, Jacob Dennis, Kara German, Zachary Gray, Ian Heinrich, Kylie Heublein, Shayla Hill, Alexandria Jackson, Dylan Kelly, Hayley Kerrick, Alyssa Kramer, Cole Lightfoot, Caleb Long, Emma Lugenbeel, Reagan McClendon, Kirsten Medearis L, Courtney Pritchett, Brenna Rogers, Jamie Ross, Paige Sailors, Rebekah Schoenfelt, Johnna Walls, Courtney Wesemann, Shelby Williams, Brooke Wood, Brooke Young   

8th Grade –
Maranda Arcuri, Josie Cotter, Andrew Dobson, Danielle Gerken, Mikalah Gibson, Emily Graham, Cameron Haws, Levi Hayes, Cruz Hernandez, Morgan Hoenshell, Levi Jack, Kin John, Jaleah Jones, Marley Moran, Haley Richwine, Brooke Rottinghaus, Kaler Selvin, Sienna Smith, Cheyenne Struttmann, Cole Sullivan, Zachary Taylor, Kennedy Todd, Jamie Vaughan, Jacob Watson, Bailey Wileman, Coleman Winslow, Amber Woolford        

Regular Honor Roll
7th Grade –
Griffin Ashcraft, Dalton Bach, Garrett Bakken, James Barnes, Blake Beagle, Ryan Bolden, Lauren Bonnett, Ricee Cade, Garrett Carlile, Mason Clarke, Samantha Clevenger, Isaac Denney, Spencer Eubank, Parker Evans, Casey Gifford, Karen Griesbach, Jerry Hays, Kylie Henry, Haden Hodge, Jada Jackson, Hunter Kelley, Noah Kenyon, Larry Kiger, Jake King, Gage Lawler, Daniel Lee, Baileyann Lees, Olivia Lehmann, Brandon Long, Austin Marshall, Cameron McCarty, Robert MCcormick, James MCgovney, Heather Miller, Kelsey Miller, Kaycee Mullin-Struzick, Kylie Mullin-Struzick, Madison O'Hare, Lauren Petersen, Thomas Phelps, Jodee Powell, Austin Rash, Trevor Scholljegerdes, Michaela Shinn, Blake Smith, Jenna Solomon, Cody Suelter, Cole Taylor, Gavin Wheeler, Austin White, Kali White, Alexander Whittington, Shae Williams, Tommy Williams 

8th Grade –
Carlee Adams, Tanner Archer, Madison Bailey, Tanner Basile, Phillip Bledsoe, Abbey Breitbach, Brylea Burkhart, Noah Burton, Kaycee Clements, Coleman Corson, Malynn Creighton, Madison Dagenhart, Jacob Hardy, Joshua Hink, Trenton Idel, Taylor Jackson, Katie Krug, Eryn Livingston, Kaylee Lugenbeel, Ean Mckee, Chase Melies, Chayton Parrott, Emily Peters, Jessica Riffle, Tyler Robling, Taylor Ross, Dylan Ryerson, Brooke Sadler, Amber Seigler, Gonzalo Senda, Jaryd Smith, Joseph Smith, Ashlen Snow, William Stanley, Nichole Wheeldon, Anna Whitlock 

High School
Superintendent’s Honor Roll (4.0+)
9th Grade – Riley Bonnesen, Tyler Evans, Nicole Nulsen, Olivia Woodruff

10th Grade – Mariahe Long, Mackenzie Snyder

11th Grade – Douglas Bybee, Rachel Casteel, Rachel Lauve, Kaylee Mathiason, Hannah Meyer, Mallory Miller, Adam Reeves      

12th Grade – Spencer Adams, Jordan  Coates, Amanda Crawford, Stephanie Cox, Cole Eason, Joshua Griffith, Kevin Mahoney, Daniel Peters, Emily Reed, Sarah Rutherford, Mallory Purnell, Trenten Roach, Nikki Sherwood, Miriam Young  

Principal’s Honor Roll (3.50 – 3.99)
9th Grade – Alexis Allard, Rebekah Anderson, Sara Baker, Madison Barker, Phoebe Barnum, Christopher Barzilla, Weston Boehm, Garrett Bolden, Chance Braley, Kaylene Bramwell, Meredith Burns, Alexandria Burris, Hannah Crawford, Renee Edenburn, Kyle Feeler, Anderson Fields, Courtney Fountain, Katherine Friederich, Susanna Goodellfields, Kameron Gray, Gillian Haight, Lauren Hawkins, Ian Hodge, Julianna Holguin, Anthony Holt, Spencer Homan, Cheyenne Jennings, Autumn Kirchhofer, Jacob Lauve, Joseph Madison, Morgan Messick, Elijah Mijares, Cole Miller, Noah Moore, Justin Orpin, Aubrey Purnell, Caitlin Rash, Cassy Reeves, John Romer, Thomas Schaefer, Lewis Sharp, Rachel Schick, Molly Takacs, Madison Stockstill, Emily Scholljegerdes, Samuel Smith, Kaytlinn Snoderly, Marissa Thompson, Steven Vaughan, Makenzie Voorhees, Kai Wesemann, Emma Widaman, Zachary Winkler, Suzanne Young

10th Grade – Kassidy Albright, Justin Bell, Kacey Breitbach, Katie Brenton, Krista Bricker, Jamie Brookshier, Abbie Brown, Alexis Caraker, Haley Cash, Trenton Clarke, Brandon Clevenger, Zachery Cohen, Matthew Cox, Brooke Crotty, Kaylea Dennis, Benjamin Dobson, Hannah Dustman, Brady Franklin, Mckenna Gates, Kenton Hanifl, Heather  Hughes, Mallory Humphrey, Alexander Hurd, Schyler Johnston, Kami Lamar, Erica Loney, Moriah Longo, Emily Mckee, Leah Miller, George Montag, Allison Novak, Kristin Orpin, Alisha Price, Kendra Pryor, Mattie Rogers, Haleigh Rottinghaus, Paige Shifflett, Allie Schwartz, Hannah Shinn, Taylor Stevenson, Rachel Triplett, Codi Winslow, Trevor Young, Allie Zahn

11th Grade – Brad Barnett, Samantha Bornaman, Taylor Bonnesen, Cordell Boyd, Trevor Burge, Daniel Caswell, Jacob Denney, Noah Dayson, Katharine Debortoli, Tyler Dlugolecki, Dillan Findley, Jenna Greenwood, Steven Greufe, Joseph Griffith, Shannon Haws, MaryBeth Hertzog, Amethyst Hughes, Devon Jarrett, Elizabeth Jerabek, Jamie Kelly, Jessica Kemerling, Kayla Kennedy, Erika King, Summer Kirchhofer, Kaitlin Long, Justin Longmeyer, Brittani Lugenbeel, Elisabeth Mansfield, Tyler Miller, Brandon Norris, Nicole Patterson, Mysti-Ane Pearce, Mackenzie Powell, Anna Prewitt, Jacob Randle, Dylan Ross, Elizabeth Sherman, Kaylee Smith, Brad Smith, Dominic Taylor, Taylor Thomas, Gregory Troiani, Jennifer Vandiver, Shelby Walton, Kindred Wesemann, Hannah Widaman, Charlotte Williams, Hannah Winkler, Lonnie Yost, Shelby Zahn

12th Grade – Tyler Alexander, Benjamin Anderson, Curtis Barger, Jared Burge, Haley Cantwell, Kala Cleveland, Samantha Cobb, Alexis Cooper, Moriah Cox, Cheyann Dillon, Katharine Driscoll, Samantha Dunlap, Breeona Foster, Cody Gifford, Taylor Gallagher, Avery Gully, Justin Hanes, Brittany Hayes, Brittany Hastings, Justina Homan, Holly Hoover, Richard Hudson, Brianna Jackson, Alexandria Jones, Braye Jones, Mary Josselet, Emily Jurss, Karissa Kramer, Morgan Kubicsko, Ashten Link, Hunter Melies, Justin Morgan, Danny Morris, Hunter Mounce, Cheyenne Nelson, Tyler Obrien, Ashley Ogle, Andrew Oneill, Brittney Parton, Karina Pettet, Julia Pittman, Nicholas Prewitt, Julia Prince, Calob Quick, Keegan Reed, Clinton Richardson, Kirstie Roach, Patrick Shands, Abigail Shields, Brett  Siebeneck, Amber Small, Michael Smith, Jenni Stark, Luke Stevenson, Caleb Streitenberger, Bo Sumner, Jacob Tyler, Savanna  Vescovi, James Watson, PJ Waugh, Jordan Wileman, Brecklynn Williams, Chad Woodruff, Tiffany Zinn              

Regular Honor Roll (3.00 – 3.49)
9th Grade – Ethan Archer, Courtney Bakken, Zachary Bates, Alyssa Batliner, Hannah Beachner, Alexander Blankenbaker, Alyssa Breidt, Eric Brons, Maggie Burton, Tiffany Butler, Arron Correa, Grace Dayson, Samuel Diaz, Olivia Dotson, Jacob Fetters, Karlee Garrison, Trenton Gilbert, Jeremy Hansen, Olivia Hessling, Sarah Hoke, Alleana Holt, Alysha Holt, Maxwell Hutsell, Caitlin King, Rachel Liley, Zachariah Long, Alexis Lynn, William Livingston, Samantha McCarty, Ryan McClendon, Kayla McDaniel, Jade Milbrandt, Ethan Moran, Devon Peters, Tanner Pettet, Tyler Repp, Daryl Shreve, Kylee Taylor, ChelseaThompson 

10th Grade – Tanner Beagle, John Berry, Perri Brown, Greg Brundage, Brandon Cassity, Kaleb Cline, Sutton Crabtree, Sheyanne Craig, Keegan Curtis, Coleman Daniel, Jacob Davis, Makenna Deckert, Bailey Heublein, Rachel King, Kiahla Kirchhoff, Taylor Lust, Kendall Mahoney, Holly Martin, Thomas Moore, Haylee Newport, Nathan Phillips, Christian Richardson, Markie Roach, Kimberlyn Selvin, Brandon Senda, Joshua Shewmaker, Hannah Smith, Cristina Spears, Stephen Spears, Kaylee Thorpe, Jenny Toler, Haylee Votipka, Gracyn Walter, Micah Webber, Jamie Williams, Austin Yount, Derek Ziegelbein

11th Grade – Logan Baker, Tamara Barker, Karin Bock, John Brookshier, Haley Burkhart, Alex Coday, Brandon Cribelar, Christopher Cripps, Jazzmyn Edwards, Tyler Farrell, Colbi Ford, Courtney Gibbins, Vyktoria Harris, Spencer Harvey, Logan Hawks, Dallas Kelly, Joel Ketchum, Rebecca King, Jarrod Lightfoot, Taylor Livingston, Taylor Louthan, Abreale Loveall, Joshua Lukenbill, Brent Norris, Mason Potter, Monica Ramstorf, Mikayla Shepard, Rachelle Smith, Ryan Spangler, Sam Sherwood, Nicholas Shore, Matthew Townsend, Sheyanna Thompson, Jordy Valentin, Baleigh Wheeler, Cassidy White, Lori Williams, Abigail Yoder, Ashley Younce

12th Grade – Ashley Adams, Joshua Alexander, Dalton Armstrong, Rebecca Avenson, Annette Barbarick, Lindsey Beck, Wesley Bridges, Tully Byrne, Cierra Cartner, Alex Cooper, Ashlee Cotter, James Elliott, Jamie Franklin, Tara Goosey, Clayton Haas, James Harrison, Kasey Hightower, Laura Hudson, Clinton Hughes, Alexis Hulse, Samuel Hutsell, Dakota Jackson, John Jarvis, Calee Johnson, Royce Kerchner, Katie Lane, Meriah Leigh, Taylor Lewis, Matt Mallett, Matthew Medearis, Kelci Medley, Stephanie Myers, Kendra Radmacher, Michaela Richards, Amanda Sanders, Jessica Smith, Jessie Schley-Miller, Virginia Schley-Miller, Jon Spears, Corey Todd

 

2012-2013 Calendar Approved
Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Becky Gallagher reported to the Board that a survey for staff was conducted prior to the calendar committee meeting. Questions regarding the calendar were also included in the Parent Survey, which is conducted at the end of first quarter each year. The main purpose of the surveys is to get feedback from the staff and parents regarding suggestions brought forward by committee members while working on last year’s calendar. It was an opportunity for stakeholders to provide input prior to the calendar committee process. This proactive process of gathering data from staff and parents prior to the time when the committee met was again beneficial in developing the calendar and led to discussion in the committee meeting. It allowed the committee to make decisions based on the opinions of the majority of staff members and parents. The results from the staff survey, as well as results from the annual parent survey, were used in the formulation of the 2012-2013 calendar. The calendar contains the required 174 student days, teacher workdays, and contracted holidays. Dismissals for inclement weather will be made up at the end, as follows May 16, May 17, May 20, May 21, May 22 and May 23. (see attachment)

Grandparents Day
Grandparents Day was held at the Pleasant Hill High School on Tuesday, December 6. Five hundred grandparents and students enjoyed a morning of activities and were treated to snacks and a visit with Santa.

Fall Harvest Competition
The Pleasant Hill Bank and the Pleasant Hill School District teamed up to help raise non-perishable food items for the local food pantry. Three truck loads, which totaled over 2500 items of non-perishable food was donated to the food pantry on Friday, November 18. The High School was the winning school collecting 1200 items and winning the $500 donation, which will also be presented to the local food pantry.

High School Agriculture Program signs Articulation Agreement with Linn State Technical College
Mike Keilholz, R-III Agriculture and Welding Instructor signed an articulation agreement with Linn State Technical College Thursday, November 17 at the high school.  Students who take welding in Agriculture can earn up to 6 hours of college credit with Linn State College.  The agreement has been worked on for the past school year and has been a goal of the instructor and the HSTW (High Schools That Work) professional district committee that he serves on.    Pleasant Hill is the first comprehensive high school to have such an agreement with Linn State Technical College's  Welding Program.  Students can earn their credit in Safety and Health of Workers, Drawing & Welding Symbol Interpretation, Welding Inspection and Testing, Thermal Cutting Processes I and Shielded Metal Arc Welding I.  Students who attend LSTC will have 6 hours of credit on their transcript and will not have to pay for those credit hours giving them the ability to further advance their studies without having to repeat what they learned in high school.  Pictured with LSTC Representatives and students taking advantage of the program are: Lowell Elliott, student; P.J. Waugh, student; Chris McFarland, student; Mr. Paul Canaan, R-III H.S. Principal; Mrs. Erin Baysinger LSTC recruiter; Mr. Mike Keilholz, R-III Agriculture Teacher; Mr. John Scheulen, LSTC Representative; Caleb Quick, student and Sam Hutsell, student.

Honorary American FFA Degree
Mike Keilholz, Agricultural Education Instructor from Pleasant Hill, MO, recently received the Honorary American FFA Degree - Teacher at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.  One of fifty-six in the nation; the award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.  The Honorary American FFA Degree  recognizes those who have gone beyond the valuable daily contributions to make an extraordinary long-term difference in the lives of students, inspiring confidence in a new generation of agriculturalist.  Resembling a life-time achievement award, recipients in the teacher category are selected on the basis of their contributions in the following seven areas:  classroom/laboratory instruction, experiential learning (SAE), National FFA Organization, building partnerships, agricultural education program marketing, agricultural education program development and evaluation and professional development of agricultural education teachers. Recipients received their certificate and medal and their names were permanently recorded.
  Some of Keilholz' contributions are:  maintaining and constantly changing curriculum that is rigorous, minds-on and hands-on to ensure student engagement; teaching courses that are dual credit through (University of Central Missouri) UCM in Mechanics and Animal Husbandry; teaching college classes to those enrolled in Agricultural Education at UCM; ensuring alignment of career/technical skills to State standards and building partners in education by establishing articulation agreements with Linn State Technical College.  Keilholz has been an FFA Advisor since 1989 and in that time he has helped 59 students earn the American FFA Degree, 83 State FFA Degrees, 1 State Officer, 4 State nominations for Star In Agribusiness, 1 State nomination for Star in Placement, and 1 for Star Farmer.  7 Record Books were displayed at State and 5 Scrapbooks,  3 students competed in State level speaking CDE's, and  72 teams competed in State CDE's. The chapter(s)  under his direction earned 3 BOAC grants, 18 years of Chapter Activity (Superior) with 100% membership every year and 8 years of 10% growth.  Students with their SAE projects and record books competed at the State level 97 times, 2 second place winners and 4 State winners each earning a silver rating Nationally.  Five students went to WCP, attend  camp on a rotation, and  sent students to State Leadership activities and the National Convention annually.  3 students attended the MO Agribusiness Academy, 12 participated in State Talent, 15 in State Chorus and 2 in National talent.  Keilholz has been the Agricultural Education Instructor at Pleasant Hill since 1994 where the program is now a two teacher department with 189 FFA members in addition to a full-time Adult Agricultural Education program.
Professionally, Keilholz was awarded the "Outstanding Young Professional Educator" from University of Missouri in 1993; "Outstanding New Vocational Teacher" from Missouri Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association (MVATA), 1994; Region III U.S. American Vocational Association's "New Teacher of the Year", 1994; Missouri Honorary State FFA Degree, 1996; MVATA's "Distinguished Service Award - At Large" , 2006; Student Teacher Training Center for UMC, MSU and UCM Universities, served on the MVATA's
Professional Development Committee, and has been a  certified Missouri Hunter Education Instructor since 2003.


Muffins and Mittens with Moms
Over 115 moms were present at Muffins and Mittens with Moms on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30am, at the Pleasant Hill Primary School. They were treated to muffins and juice.

Vision Screening
For the past three years, Dr. John Cottle and staff from Summit Lakes Eye Care of Lee’s Summit, MO.  performed vision screening on the third and fourth grade students at the Pleasant Hill Elementary School on Tuesday, November 15. Students were tested on distance of 20ft., depth perception and color vision.

 

Project Warmth Coat Drive
The Pleasant Hill FFA is sponsoring a district wide coat drive November 21 through December 8 and all schools will have drop off boxes next to the offices. Please donate any gently used coats that you may have. All coats received will be taken to KCTV5's Project Warmth.

 

Jump Rope for Heart
Pleasant Hill Elementary School just completed their 8th year participating in Jump Rope for Heart raising $2753.33.  Our top fundraiser was Parker Snow in Mrs. Halfmann's 4th Grade classroom.  Parker raised $1000.00 dollars!  Students raising $100-$300 are; Nelson DesCombes, Kaemyn Staham, Evan Burns, Truman Cartner, Madison Roeder and Wesly Tabai,  The following students raised $50-$100; Charlie Heritage, Tyler Rowe, Wyatt Lawrence, Karleigh Ogan, Jackson Barnes, Megan Swinney, Abigale Rice and Nichole South.

Students raise money for Breast Cancer
FCCLA and DECA raised $1080 for Breast Cancer from t-shirt sales, miracle minute and pink cookie sales. Pictured are Nathan Watson, Carli Howard Good, Development Director Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City, Brianna Jackson, Ashley Adams, Hannah Dustman and Kacey Breitbach

 

High School will present "Beauty and the Beast"
Students from Pleasant Hill High School will present “Beauty and the Beast” on November 10, 11 and 12, 7pm in the HS PAC. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children.
Cast members include: Cheyann Dillon as Belle, Corey Todd as Lumiere, Lonnie Yost as Gaston, Brandon Alesi as Cogsworth, Rachel Lauve as Mrs. Potts, Noah Dayson as Chip and Adam Reeves as the Beast

 

FBLA / FTA Trick or Treat
On Friday, Oct. 28 FBLA and FTA students from Pleasant Hill High School 'Trick or Treated' for canned goods. They collected 850 cans for the local food pantry.

Three trees planted at Primary School
Mrs. McKinzie's kindergarten class, at the Primary School, planted three small trees on 11-1-11. The students were able to water the roots and  pack dirt around the tree. Topics of discussion during the planting were about how a tree grows, the shade and oxygen that the tree will give us and how to care for a new sapling. Miss Day, a student teacher from University of Central Missouri, is pictured with the students and assisted with the project. 3 students were unavailable for the picture.

Volleyball
Chicks Volleyball will play Mountain Grove at Mountain Grove, Saturday, Oct. 29, 3pm. If they win they will play at 6pm. Directions and a link to the full championship bracket is available on district website.

Football
Roosters Football will host the Monett Cubs in Class 3 Regional game on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7pm at A.W. Eklund Field. More details will be posted on the district website when available.

FFA Focuses on Conservation
At the last FFA Meeting Conservation Agent Kevin Zilkie came to talk to forty-six members about the upcoming fall hunting seasons. He answered many questions that students had about tagging, point restrictions, code of violations, Operation Game Thief, and the fall hunting seasons overall. Other topics included Missouri's mountain lion population, feral hogs, hunter ethics and careers in Conservation. Students also watched videos about hunters who had hunted from vehicles and the consequences that came with those choices, and hunters who had transported game illegally and consequences for those actions as well. Following Agent Zilkie's presentation, regular business occurred with members deciding to host a coat drive and sponsor the local Angel Tree.  


Region 12 Leadership Conference in Sedalia, Oct. 20

Front row: Markie Roach, Michaela Richards, Taylor Gallagher (Region 12 President), Elisabeth Mansfield (Region 12 Devotional Leader), Alleana Holt and Ali Novak. Middle row: Hannah Dustman, Codi Winslow, Vyktoria Harris, Crystal O'Malley, Mariah Jones, Anthony Holt. Ba