• Parent IgNIGHT

    Research shows that students do better when parents and the community are involved - test scores rise, remediation rates drop, graduation rates improve, and everyone understands and values their roles in the success of our students. Platte County School District's Parent IgNIGHT series of informative parent sessions is designed to include, inform, involve, and ignite parents, as we believe included, informed, and involved parents can contribute to student success. Join us for our next informative session!

  • Parent Tips for Navigating Remote Learning

    October 6, 6:30pm via Google Meet

    Parent IgNIGHT promo image  As we navigate new ways of teaching and learning this school year, the Platte County R-3 School district invites all families engaging in full remote or hybrid schedules to join District staff in a discussion on ways to best support learners through these venues. We will address processes for teaching and learning, how to navigate the learning management system, and tips for supporting your student to stay engaged and connected to staff and peers through a virtual platform.
    If you were unable to join us, click here to view the meeting recording and the links below for additional resources.


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  • Understanding Your Student's Assessments

    Parent IgNIGHT image November 19, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Compass Elementary Library
    You just received your child's 1st quarter grade card...
    How are those grades determined and what do they mean? Have you wondered what assessments your child takes and why? Do you want to learn more about how those assessments are used in the classroom and beyond? Come learn about district, state, and college readiness assessments, as well as tips and tricks you can use at home support your learner's success.
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  • Signs of Suicide: Engaging Parents as Partners in Suicide Prevention

    Parent IgNIGHT - Signs of Suicide September 12, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm, Platte County High School Paxton Center

    The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions—difficult for students and their parents. It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age. Depression—which is treatable—is a leading risk factor for suicide. To proactively address these issues, Platte County School District offers depression awareness and suicide prevention training as a part of the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. Parents learned the components of this program, and were provided skills to continue conversations with our students to proactively address these issues, and engage as partners in suicide prevention. If you were unable to join us, click here to view the presentation, here to view the Facebook Live video, and here to visit the website with SOS parent resources.


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  • Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

    Resilience Film Still Frame July 23, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm, Platte County High School Wilson Auditorium

    Viewers unpacked the science behind trauma and toxic stress through this film, and following the film we discussed how our schools, community and parents can address the needs of students who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences. If you were unable to join us for this session, you can view the presentation here, as well as access handouts on practical strategies for building resilience in our children below:


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  • Safeguarding our Children, Part II: Drugs, Vaping, Alcohol, and other Distractions

    Parent IgNIGHT 3 image May 1, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm, Platte City Middle School Forum Room

    If you were unable to join us for this session which focused on parent prevention efforts and supports available with regards to drugs, alcohol, vaping and other distractions, you can view the presentation here and visit some applicable resources here. We also streamed our presentation via Facebook Live. Thank you to Sherri Miller, Youth Prevention Specialist with Tri County Mental Health, who covered how addiction changes the adolescent brain, overviewed vapes and other inhalants, discussed drugs and alcohol, and outlined parent prevention efforts and supports. 


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  • Reading, Math, and Study Strategies at Home

    Parent IgNIGHT banner March 13, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm, Pathfinder Elementary

    If you were unable to join us for this session, you can view our presentation here, and check out the attached handouts that contain a variety of reading/English Language Arts and math resources recommended by our team of experts. Click the videos below for information on the recommended resources.


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  • Safeguarding our Children Part I: Protecting our Children in the Digital World

    Parent IgNIGHT image of boy playing on phone November 27, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm, Paxton Center

    Join us to increase your awareness of potentially dangerous apps and social media behavior, what our schools are doing to educate students about online safety, and what you as a parent can do to help keep your child safe. During this session, parents will hear from Dr. Mike Brown, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. Jennifer Beutel, Executive Director of Pupil Services; and Russ Tuttle, of the Stop Trafficking Project. 


    If you were unable to join us for this session, you can view our presentation here, or review the attached handouts we created after collaborating with our expert speaker. We also streamed our presentation via Facebook Live on our Platte County School District Facebook page.


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