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Daily Announcements for: Thursday, October 19, 2017

For PreK-12th Students:

  • Early birthday wishes to Mrs. Faller and Jaden Plooster – Mrs. Faller’s birthday is tomorrow and Jaden’s birthday is Saturday!
  • Today’s Lunch Menu: Top Your Tater, helper – Jackie Sprik
  • Next Monday’s Lunch Menu: Hamburgers and Fries, helper – Michelle Greger
  • Student Council will hold a pep rally on Oct. 31 for Volleyball Regions. Want to see a teacher kiss a pig??? You can vote to see Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Boer, Mrs. Faller, or Miss Scherr kiss the pig by putting $$$ in their bucket in the office. (The funds raised will go towards Student Council.)

For 7-12th Students:

  • Lunch Times for today: 12:30 – Juniors; 12:31 – Sophomores; 12:32 – Freshmen; 12:33 – 8th grade; 12:34 – 7th grade; 12:35 – Seniors
  • Student Council meeting at lunch in Mrs. Feenstra's room!
  • Volleyball practice will be at DC today!
  • Quiz Bowl meeting during lunch in the DDN room.
  • JH and HS Prairie Reader participants – your prairie reader books are in Mrs. Masur’s room.


  • The following owe Mrs. Feenstra $2: Joey, Maggie, LaDean, Marissa, Jacob, Jaden, Mary Lou, Cameron, Tate, Lexie


  • 7th-12th grade girls: On Friday a group of women are making young girls’ feminine hygiene kits that will be sent to Africa. If you don’t have anything to do on Friday and would like to help out please stop at the Platte Senior Citizen Center between 10:00 and 3:00. Contact Mrs. Van Dusseldorp if you have questions.
  • 9th-12th graders, don't forget to have your baskets, cards, etc. for Brady Sprik to Mrs. Masur no later than Monday. Remember, you are doing this as a class, not individually.
  • 7th-12th grade boys’ basketball open gym at 6:30 at DC
  • The high school choir will sing at the area churches Reformation Day worship service Sunday, October 29, in the school gym. Students should be at school by 6:20 pm to warm up and run through their pieces for a sound check. The service is at 7:00 with Rev. Jack Gray preaching.
  • Cheer workouts this week:
  • Thursday 3:30 pm
  • Jr High girls’ basketball practice starts this week. If you have any questions or concerns please contact coach Kroese or coach Long. Looking forwards to seeing all the girls on WEDNESDAY!!!!
  • Thursday October 19. @Lake 4:00 to 6:00
  • Friday October 20. = NO PRACTICE

For PreK-6th Students:


Parents/Readers on the Web:

  • Parent Teacher conferences will be next Thursday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Teachers of 7th-12th grade students will be available in their classrooms and parents can come when it is convenient for them. If you would like to schedule a time with the JH or HS teachers please call or email the office by this Thursday, Oct. 19. Out of respect for other parents who may be waiting please do not visit with a teacher for longer than 15 minutes. If you need more time with a certain teacher, please make arrangements for a separate conference.
  • Parents of the K-6th grade students will schedule a short conference time with each teacher using Sign Up Genius. An invitation email was sent out yesterday; or you can go to our website and under the resources tab select Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up. You will need to sign up in order to view the schedule and schedule your times. If you do not sign up and schedule your own time slot, you will be randomly assigned a slot on the schedule. Out of respect for other parents who may be waiting please do not visit with a teacher for longer than 15 minutes. If you need more time with a certain teacher, please make arrangements for a separate conference.

If you have questions please call the school office.


  • Mrs. Faller will be available for conferences from 2-4:00 p.m. next Thursday.
  • Mrs. Zomer nor Mrs. DeJager will not be available for conferences next Thursday. If you have questions or concerns for either of them, please call or email them.
  • The Scrip Team will be available to help you get signed up for online ordering or to get one-on-one scrip information during Parent-Teachers Conferences on October 26 from 2-8 p.m. Please sign up for the time that works best for you during conferences. Please bring the checking account routing number/bank account number you wish to have debited for your order. If any non-student family members (grandparents, friends, etc.) would also like the info, please sign them up for a separate time.

Today’s Absences

Kelsey VP – leaving at 2:45 p.m.

Micah M

Today’s School Excused Absences

Sada DL, Luke K, Megan M, Chase P, Kami P, Kendall V, Pearce VP, Dillon DH

Upcoming Events:

10/19 End of first nine weeks

FB playoffs


Faculty In-service, All day

VB vs MCS at DC – JV and V starting at 6:30 p.m.

Senior Parent recognition for volleyball

10/21 State CC at Rapid City, 10 a.m.

10/23 VB at Gregory – JV and V starting at 6:30 p.m.

10/24 5th/6th BB vs White Lake, at DC 4:30 p.m.

Health Screenings, 1:00 p.m.

10/25 Flu Shot Clinic, 8:30 a.m. (sponsored by Platte Medical Clinic)

10/26 Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:00 – 8:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m. dismissal

FB Playoffs

Eligibility Check

10/27 No School

All-State Chorus

10/28 All-State Chorus

10/30 VB Regions

10/31 VB Regions

5th/6th BB vs TDA, at Armour 4:15 p.m.

11/02 VB Regions

11/03 FB Playoffs

11/04 Fall Fling

11/07 VB Sweet 16

11/09 State FB

11/10 Veteran’s Day Chapell (All-School chapel), 10 a.m.

Eligibility Check

11/13 School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

11/14 Scrip Orders


11/16 State VB

11/17 State VB

11/18 State VB

11/21 JH Music Festival in Platte (7th/8th)

11/22 Noon Dismissal

Thanksgiving Chapel

No preschool

Eligibility Check

11/23 No school – Thanksgiving

11/24 No School

11/27 JH WR Winner Tourney 5:00 p.m.

12/01 JH WR at O’Neil 5:00 p.m.

12/02 WR Kimball Tourney 10:00 a.m.

12/04 JH WR Parkston Tourney 6:00 p.m.

12/07 K-12 Christmas Concert

12/08 Caroling (?)

Eligibility Check

12/09 BB DH at Platte-Geddes

WR Gregory Tourney 9:00 a.m.

12/11 School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

12/12 Scrip Orders

BB DH vs Ethan at DC

JH WR Gregory Tourney 5:00 p.m.

Pep band plays

12/15 All-School Chapel

12/16 BB DH at Scotland

WR Titan Invite at Plankinton 9;30 a.m.

12/20 End of second nine weeks and first semester

Noon dismissal

No preschool

12/21 BB DH vs Corsica-Stickney at Corsica

12/29 BB DH vs Gregory at DC

WR McCook Central Tourney at Salem 9:00 a.m.