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District News
Blue Devil Television (BDTV) video is posted for the week of Dec. 14, 2014.
Click here to see BDTV†for the week of Dec. 14, 2014. Please be patient, it may take a little while to download the video.

Stay informed about District academics, fine arts, and athletics! Thank you for your support of the District.
PCS Early Childhood Exceeds the State Average on 10 of 12 Expectations
The 2013-2014 State of the Schools Report includes new data regarding the performance of early childhood children. We are pleased to announce that our early childhood children met or exceeded the State average for performance on 10 of 12 widely held expectations in 2014. Please click here and read the attached PCS Press Release for more information.

Our hats go off to everyone that supports the education of our children at the early childhood center. We were able to experience great results, due to the collective efforts of everyone involved. Thank you!
PCS Graduation Rate at 95%, Exceeds State Avg.
On Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, the Nebraska Department of Education issued a news release relative to high school graduation rates. We are pleased to announce that the Plattsmouth Community School District's graduation rate is 95% and exceeds the State average, while our special education and free/reduced lunch eligibility rates are higher than the Nebraska averages. Please click here and read the attached PCS Press Release for more information.

Graduation data has been added to the 2013-2014 State of the Schools Report. The full report may be accessed at: http://www.education.ne.gov/ or http://reportcard.education.ne.gov. Thank you for your support of our students.
Plattsmouth, Let's Talk!
We are piloting a new way to communicate with you about our District. You can share compliments, comments, questions, or concerns. Simply click the Let's Talk tab in the menu bar at the top of the page, scroll down to the topic of interest, and share your thoughts with us. Your input is valuable to us! All thoughts will be taken into consideration.
2013-2014 State of the Schools Report (SOSR) and the No Child Left Behind Act
The Nebraska Department of Education recently released the 2013-2014 State of the Schools Report, including approximately 136 schools that receive Federal Title I funds and did not have 100% of their students proficient on reading and math (per the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act) for two consecutive years, resulting in them being identified as Year 1 In Need of Improvement. Plattsmouth Elementary School (PES) is one of the 136 schools.

Another 50 schools were identified as Year 2 In Need of Improvement, 41 schools in Year 3, 33 schools in Year 4, 2 schools in Year 5, and 3 schools in Year 6. Again, PES is on Year 1 In Need of Improvement. There were another 215 schools that do not receive Federal Title I funds and did not have 100% of their students proficient on reading and math. However, since these 215 schools do not receive Federal Title I funds, they were not placed on the In Need of Improvement list. Altogether, there were approximately 480 Title I and non-Title I schools that did not have 100% of their students proficient on reading in math for 2013-2014.

In an effort to help facilitate understanding of the situation for PES, please click here and read Principal Claude Michelís letter to parents/guardians. A letter from Nebraska Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Matt Blomstedt is also available and highlights the Departmentís opinion of No Child Left Behind goals. Click here to read Dr. Blomstedtís letter.

We are fully committed to our mission of academic achievement, responsible behavior, and civic engagement for all of our students, with an emphasis on continuous improvement. If you have questions or comments about how we are supporting students with continuous improvement, please go to the Letís Talk link at the top of this page and submit your questions or comments to the appropriate school or department. If you include your email address, you can expect a response within one business day. Thank you for your support of the District!
Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT)
In response to the Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) goals, the Nebraska State Board of Education prepared a draft statement (dated Nov. 5, 2014) requesting flexibility with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (i.e. NCLB). The draft flexibility statement is available by clicking here and references a new accountability model for Nebraska called Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT). A document with information about AQuESTT is available by clicking here and includes the vision for future education accountability in Nebraska.
Board of Education Members Receive Awards
At the 2014 Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) Area Membership Meeting in Omaha, several Plattsmouth Board of Education members received awards of achievement. President Bob Priebe received Level V, Treasurer Matt Glup received Level IV, Karen Parsons received Level II, and Mike Brodersen received Level I awards. Please take a moment to thank our Board members for their volunteer service to improve educational programs in Plattsmouth. Click here for a full-sized photo of the recipients with NASB President Marilyn Bohn.
Plattsmouth Activities Complex for Kids (PACK)
UPDATE Aug. 31, 2014: We have a few items that remain to be completed with the PACK project: batting cages and bullpens on the baseball/softball field. The remaining items will be completed in the spring.

Thank you to our PACK donors that have contributed time and money to the project. Click here to see the latest list of PACK donors. If you want your name added to the list of individuals and businesses that support the project, download the pledge form here and return it with your donation. Thank you!