FREE SUPPER - Special Presentation by Trudy Ludwig

Students in grades kindergarten thru sixth grade enjoyed listening to best selling author Trudy Ludwig today as she gave 3 different presentations to three groups of students in the Performing Arts Center. Trudy is a children's advocate and award-winning author. She has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’s nationally syndicated show, “Keeping Kids Healthy,” Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Reading Rainbow, the National Crime Prevention Council’s Circle of Respect program, and has served as an expert panel member on Sesame Street Workshop’s video series addressing bullying.

In each of her student assemblies at our school, Trudy read one of her books to the audience and discussed the story and the characters’ roles. Through engaging, age-appropriate activities and role-play with the author, the children learned important life skills related to making healthy friendship choices.

Tonight, parents/caregivers have a unique opportunity to listen to a special presentation given by Trudy, "Understanding Our Kids’ Online & Offline Social World: Friendships, Cliques & Power Plays.” The parent presentation is for adults only.

Agenda for the evening of Oct. 19:
5:30-6:00 FREE SUPPER in the elementary cafeteria for families
6:00-7:00 Parents will go to the high school cafeteria to hear Trudy’s presentation. This presentation is for adults only.
6:00-7:00 Children will go to the PAC for a short movie.
7:00-7:30- Trudy will sign books in the high school cafeteria and offer a Q &A session.

Book signings will take place during the evening parent event. For more information about Trudy, her books, and other resources on the topics of friendship and bullying issues, please visit the author’s website:

Come out and enjoy a FREE SUPPER and listen to Trudy as she gives a special presentation for parents and caregivers.

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Halloween Parties Will Be Held October 31st

Halloween Parties will be held on October 31 at 2:00 pm. Students are allowed to change into their costume for the party but are not allowed to wear the costume to school.
Costumes cannot include anything gory or bloody. No fake weapons or anything that resembles a weapon will be allowed as a part of a costume.

Please take into account our participation in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program if you are signed up to bring snacks or drinks to the party. Ideas for healthy snacks can be found at Please be reminded that all snacks must be store bought with the label on them.

Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 24 and 26

It is hard to believe, but it is already time to start thinking about Parent/Teacher Conferences. Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 26 from 4:00-8:00 pm. The high school will hold conferences in the high school cafeteria. The elementary conferences will be scheduled by the teacher and you will meet in their classroom.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the elementary or high school office.

Please be reminded there is NO SCHOOL on October 27.

Purchase Ad Space in the Yearbook for Your High School Senior

Dear parents/guardians of seniors,

Isn’t it hard to believe that senior year is already here? One great way to tell your senior how proud you are of him/her is to purchase ad space in the yearbook. It’s really simple, and it’s something to be cherished for years to come.

Step one—Decide on the size of ad you would like to purchase. A whole page costs $150, a half costs $80, and a quarter of a page costs $45. Take into consideration the number of pictures and length of the message you would like to include.

Step two—Gather the photos you want placed in the ad. This year the ads will be in full-color, so be sure to include high quality color images. If purchasing a quarter-page, it’s best to include one or two photos, and you can include more as ad size increases.

Step three—Write your message. Please double-check the message before sending it in. We will run the message exactly as you send it. Also, include names of all family and friends who are sending the message.

Step four—Submit your ad. This can be done one of three ways: Photographs and your message can be placed in an envelope and sent to the high school office. You can also submit a CD of your photos, or you can e-mail them to me at the address below.Please include a self-addressed envelope large enough to contain your photos if you wish to have them returned to you.

Your ad space will be reserved once it is paid for, and space will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. This year we are offering a 40% discount to those who reserve their space before November 15. You can reserve your space and submit your ad and copy at a later date, but no later than March 1, 2018. Space is limited, so don’t wait. You may pay with cash or check, and checks should be made payable to West Platte High School.

Call the high school at 640-2292 if you have questions.

What's Happening - 10-13-17

What's happening....
- Friday: Football at Lawson, 7:00 pm (Bus time 4:20 pm)
- Friday: JH Fall Ball, HS Cafeteria, 6:00-9:00 pm
- Saturday: Cross Country Meet at Platte Ridge Park, 9:00 am (Bus time 7:45 am)
- Saturday: FCCLA Fieldtrip to Kansas City (Bus time 8:30 am)
- Saturday: HS Volleyball Fieldtrip to K-State (Bus time 2:00 pm)

Best Selling Author Visits West Platte October 19th

Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30-7:00 pm at West Platte Elementary School

Attention: West Platte Families

You are invited to a special evening presentation with children's advocate and best selling author, Trudy Ludwig. Please join us for a free supper in the elementary school cafeteria beginning at 5:30 pm. At 6:00 pm, parents will then go to the high school cafeteria for Trudy's presentation, "Understanding Our Kids' Offline & Online Social World: Friendships, Cliques & Power Plays". This presentation is for adults only. Students will be watching a movie in the PAC during the parent presentation. At 7:00 pm, Trudy will be available for book signing and Q/A.

Red Ribbon Week in the Elementary October 16-20

Don't forget next week is RED RIBBON WEEK in the Elementary.

Here are the dress up days:

October 16-20, 2017


Comfy/PJ Day!
“I am COMFORTABLE in my choice to live a drug and alcohol free life.”


Crazy Hat Day!
“Under this CRAZY hat is a smart person who chooses to be drug and alcohol free.”


Wear Red Day!
“I support Red Ribbon Week and I ‘RED’ where Trudy Ludwig, children’s author, will be at West Platte tomorrow!”


Blue & White/Spirit Day
“It is always a good day to be drug and alcohol free Blue Jay!”


Dress In Any Decade Day
“There are at least 60, 70, 80, 90 or more reasons why being drug and alcohol free is the best way to be!”