Piratology, a group of alumni brought together to document the history of the Platte County R-3 School District, is unveiling its historical timeline chronicling district events by decade in a museum-quality type exhibit. The timeline has been installed in the Platte County High School adjacent to the Wilson Center for the Performing Arts entrance, and features photos and key accounts from each decade from the 1940s to the current day. Although the first school in Platte City was built in 1910, the proposal to reorganize the school district was posed in the 1940s and the district became Platte County R-III in the early 1950s. Photos and historical events can be added to the display and edited as new information is uncovered. Alumni are encouraged to donate or loan photographs and artifacts that help tell the district's story and provide additional documentation of significant events. The timeline has been designed to be a living documentation of Pirate history and is being funded through donations. The Class of 2015, the Platte County Education Foundation, and Scholar Dollars are listed donors to date.
Students, parents, patrons, and alumni are invited to attend the official unveiling of the timeline during the first PCHS home football game on Friday, September 4.
For more information about Piratology, please contact Jerri Spores.