🥳Senior Spotlight Time!
👩🏼🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Alexia Mayberry!
🤍Alexia is the daughter of Lisa and Tony Mayberry .
💙Alexia's favorite quote: "You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some of the people you love."-Nicholas Sparks
💙Alexia has held officer positions in FBLA and FCCLA and participated in DECA, FFA, NHS, and theater.
💙We asked Alexia what her advice would be for incoming freshmen. She said, "Don't let other people make you feel a certain way. It may not feel like it now, but you are in charge of your life. Be respectful, do what's best for you, and HAVE FUN. High School goes a lot quicker than you think."
😂Alexia's funniest memory from high school was "Being at play practice my Junior year and Jenna Bradshaw backed Mr. Buller into a corner, yelling at him. Yes, Mr. Buller was stepping in while someone was gone. Yes, it was in the script. And for all of you wondering... yes, he did cower like a baby."
👩🏼🎓Alexia plans to attend MACC and obtain my Associate's Degree in Nursing and become an RN.
📊We asked Alexia what her favorite class was at Putnam. She told us, "My favorite class throughout high school had to be college statistics. I loved doing the projects, and real-life scenarios and getting to play Hantis at the end of the year." (Google Hand Tennis)
👩🏫Alexia says, "My most memorable moment at Putnam was when Ms. Tosspon came back from being retired. In middle school, I always wanted to have her as a teacher and didn't get the chance, but it's okay since she just has me in class three times a day now."
💙We asked Alexia what teacher or staff member at Putnam has had the biggest impact on her and why. She said, "Brook Fleshman has made the biggest impact on me throughout my middle school and tough points during my high school year. Although she hasn't been my teacher for a long time, she always offered a listening ear and helped me to see the positive when absolutely everything was going wrong. She is the reason I am able to see the good in life and I thank her every day for that."
Congratulations, Alexia! We are #PutnamProud of you! #pchsclassof2023 #PutnamProud
Senior Spotlight Time!
Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Blaine Perkins!
Blaine is the son of Chrystal Perkins and David Perkins.
Blaine's favorite quote: "Success is 99% failure." ~ Soichiro Honda
While in school, Blaine has been involved in many FBLA, NHS, football, basketball, and track. Here are some of his accomplishments:
2020 All-Express Team Defensive Back, 2020 All-Conference Academic Team, 2021 First Team All-Conference Athlete, 2021 MFCA All-District Wide Receiver, 2021 All-Conference Academic Team, 2022 All-Conference Athlete, 2022 All-District Running Back, 2022 KRES ALL-STAR Football Team Running Back, 2022 3rd Team ALL-State Running Back, First Team All-Conference High Jump, First Team All-Conference 4x100 Meter Relay, First Team All-Conference 200 Meter Dash, First Team All-District High Jump (2 years), First Team All-District 4x100 Meter Relay (2 years), First Team All-District 4x400 Meter Relay, Second Team All-Conference 4x100 Meter Relay, Second Team All-Conference 100 Meter Dash, Second Team All-Conference High Jump, Second Team All-District 4x200 Meter Relay (2 years), First Team All-Section High Jump (2 years), First Team All-Section 4x100 Meter Relay, and Second Team All-Section 4x200 Meter Relay.
We asked Blaine what his advice would be for incoming freshmen. He said, "Enjoy your time because it flies by faster than you think.."
Blaine's funniest memory from high school...too many to pick from.
Blaine plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to major in Health & Human Science with an emphasis on Physical Education and play college Football.
We asked Blaine what his favorite class was at Putnam. He told us, "Weights class because all the boys were all at the same place at the same time."
Blaine says his most memorable moment at Putnam would have to be this year's football season.
We asked Blaine what teacher or staff member at Putnam has had the biggest impact on him and why. He shared, "Coach Mayer. He has always been there for me and is someone to motivate me when I need it."
Congratulations, Blaine! We are #PutnamProud of you! #pchsclassof2023 #PutnamProud
Become a difference maker! Join our team!
Putnam County R-1 Schools is now accepting applications for the following positions:
FFA Co-Sponsor. (This part-time position is for someone who would be willing to assist our Ag Teacher/FFA Sponsor at all FFA activities, contests, and events. Similar to an assistant coaching position. For more information, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call.)
Visit the link below and apply today! Know someone who would be a great addition to our team? Hit that share button and help us recruit more top talent!
Questions about career opportunities? Feel free to call Lauren Shipley in the Superintendent's office at 660-947-3361 ext 301 or email email@example.com.
Good afternoon PCR-I Families!
We are so excited to announce that we have added another bus driver to our team! Help us give a warm welcome to Mr. David Bennett! Mr. Bennett also serves as a custodian at PCR-I and is married to Mrs. Taylor Bennett, a beloved teacher serving in different roles in our middle and high school. They have a daughter, Chloe, and a corgi named Cinnamon. Mr. Bennett is also the youth pastor at Midway Baptist Church.
Many thanks to Mr. Bennett for filling a much-needed position for our students!
Transportation update effective Wednesday, March 29, 2023:
With this addition, we are now able to adjust our bus routes to help shorten the time some of our students are on the bus.
Routes for buses 6, 12, and 13 will not have any changes.
Route changes will take place on the morning of Wednesday, March 29, 2023, for bus routes 1, 2, 3, and 7.
Bus 5 is the new route that is being added.
If your child rides a bus that has a route change or has been added, you will be receiving a School Messenger and email to let you know of the changes.
If you have additional questions after listening to the School Messenger, feel free to contact our Transportation Director, Russ Doty at 660-947-3361 ext 399.
We appreciate your patience as we make adjustments to help transport our students in a more efficient way.
Check out what our PCHS Journalism students had to say about Mr. Waugh.
Mr. Waugh tells us he wanted to become a band director because he enjoyed band as an escape from everything else as a student, and he wants that for his students in the band. His favorite subjects aside from band are math and science.
Mr. Waugh earned his degree from Hannibal-LaGrange University and his favorite part of his college experience was being in a traveling ministry choir and getting to meet amazing people that shared enjoyment in the same things as him. During college, he listened to classic rock and Christmas music.
As a kid, Mr. Waugh wanted to become a paleontologist because he wanted to dig up dinosaur bones but soon figured out that there was a lot of writing involved.
His dream vacation would be to go on a tour around Europe to experience different cuisines, golf, and get to see all the music history there. Mr. Waugh’s favorite National Park is Olympic National Park in Washington because of the trees and the mountains. If he were to retire he would want to retire near his family and somewhere he can golf every day.
Mr. Waugh is the Middle and High School Music Education Teacher and Varsity Girls' Golf coach. He is married to Mrs. Waugh, our Elementary Music Teacher, and they have two children, Grace and Arthur.
We would also like to congratulate Mr. Waugh and the Putnam County Band as they earned an “Outstanding” rating (2) in their prepared pieces and an ”Exemplary” (top possible score) on their sight reading at State Festival last week!
Best of luck to Mr. Waugh and the band and choir students at competitions this spring! Make plans to attend Evening with the Arts on April 22, 2023, at 6:00 pm. For more information on Evening with the Arts, check out the link below.
🥳Senior Spotlight Time!
👩🏼🎓Help us congratulate Class of 2023 PCHS Senior, Miss Taylor Powell!
🤍Taylor is the daughter of Bryan and Melissa Powell.
Taylor's favorite quote: "The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God cannot protect you." -Bernadette Devlin
👩🏼🏫Taylor has been active in the following clubs and activities: Softball, basketball, FCCLA, Interact (treasurer), SADD, NHS (secretary), Student Council (treasurer).
💙We asked Taylor what her advice would be for incoming freshmen. She said, "Do not let other people tell you how to be you."
😂Taylor's funniest memory from high school was: "There's a fly on first base!"
👩🏼🎓Taylor plans to attend Mizzou and major in Pre-Med with a minor in Psychology.
🥧We asked Taylor what her favorite class was at Putnam. She told us, "My favorite class was anatomy and physiology because I enjoy the subject and Ms. Hollon made it very fun and interesting."
💙Taylor says, "My most memorable moment at Putnam would have to be receiving flowers from my dad the fist week of freshmen year. He was going to be in North Carolina for about two months and knew I was struggling with a new school. The flowers he sent came with a note that said, "I'm proud to be your dad." After that, I began to feel better about the move."
💙We asked Taylor what teacher or staff member at Putnam has had the biggest impact on her and why. She said, "Mr. Watt, because no matter what I did or what I missed he would always be there to help me and make my day better. He never gave up on me."
Congratulations, Taylor! We are #PutnamProud of you! #pchsclassof2023 #PutnamProud
Let Putnam County SADD Chapter "Egg Your House!"
Your children will wake Easter morning to a yard covered in candy-filled plastic eggs. Let SADD students "Egg" your house!
30 eggs $15
50 eggs $25
100 eggs $50
Contact Kerri Spitzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 660-947-3361 ext 335 to place your order if you have trouble with this form. https://forms.gle/Q91hn2MFGRGhrxsi9
SADD Members you can order from are Avery Gilworth, Ava Rouse, Brayden Walter, Cora Hartwig, Gage Duvall, Hillary Shahan, Jenna Knowles, Jesslyn Knowles, Kalyn Hinkle, Kloey Pearson, Lucas Hendee, Makenna Webb, Parker Stanley, Quinn Webb, Reed Valentine, Reise Brundage, Taylor Powell.
Thank you for your support! The downloadable and printable form is located here: Egg My House 2023
Easter Break is April 7-10, 2023.
Save the date for April 22, 2023. Evening with the Arts will be an event you will not want to miss. Our Putnam County Middle and High School bands and choirs have been working diligently this year and are ready to deliver an evening of beautiful music.
Evening With the Arts will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, beginning at 6:00 pm. A free art exhibit will be on display in the Putnam County High School Commons. Musical performances will include the High School Choir, High School Jazz Band, 6th Grade Band, Middle School Band, High School Band, and a few soloists. There will also be an auction after the concerts.
Tickets are $15 per adult and $5 per child. Reserved tables are available at the following prices. 6-person table for $120. 8-person table $160. For reserved tables, you may contact Shannon Busker at 347-420-0496.
This fundraising event is one you will not want to miss. A wonderful evening of great food and music awaits. You will leave with a full belly and heart. Join us in celebrating our students and the arts on Saturday, April 22, 2023.