Pleasant Hill
Intermediate School

1204 E 163rd Street
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 - 816-540-3156
987-9203 (attendance line)

. . . . . Oct. 13: End of First Quarter . . . . . . Oct. 20: No School, Teacher Workday / Professional Development. . . . . . . .

Chandra Arbuckle

PHIS Newspaper

Go Math Resources


5th Grade Writing Scoring Guides

6th Grade Writing Scoring Guides

Helping Your Writer at Home

Just the Facts

Earthquake Safety

A note from the principal....
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! This is a very exciting time! Everyone here at PHIS is looking forward to the start of the school year—welcoming new faces and seeing familiar ones!

Every student is important at the Pleasant Hill Intermediate School! As a staff we are dedicated to meeting the needs of the fifth and sixth grade students.  It is our goal to help students reach beyond the obvious while giving each one the support they need to be successful in meeting that challenge.  

At Pleasant Hill Intermediate, each grade level is divided into two teams.  These teams create learning communities that help the students feel more comfortable at school while beginning to form positive relationships with many different students and school staff members.

Our teachings teams have changed slightly from the previous year. Teachers are very excited about these changes and the new team dynamics. Our teams are as follows:

Team 5A
Mrs. Griffith, MRs. Moore, Mrs. Williamson, Mrs. Armstrong

Team 5B
Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. DeMoure-Umscheid, Ms. Love, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Evans

Team 6A
Mr. Clawson, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Werges, Ms. Heishman

Team 6B
Ms. Heishman, Mrs. Filis, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Faulk, Ms. Love

Mr. Welhoff (Music/Choir)
Ms. Greve (Computer)
Ms. Loethen (Art)
Mr. Adamczyk (PE)
Mr. Twenter & Ms. Langemach (Band)
Mrs. Melissa Arenson (Library Media Specialists)
Mrs. Jane Bermel (Counselor)

Drop off Information:
All students riding the bus will be dropped off on the west side of the building. Should your child be transported to school by any other means of transportation, he/she needs to be dropped off on the east side of the building. Students should not arrive to school prior to 7:55 a.m. unless they are under direct supervision of a teacher. If your student arrives after 8:25 a.m., you must accompany your student into the building and sign him/her in for the day.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served at 7:55 a.m.

Dismissal Information:
Bus riders are dismissed at 3:22 on the west side of the building. Car riders are dismissed at 3:27 on the east side of the school. Please pull forward in the car pick up lane. Due to safety, students must wait for their turn in this area only; students will not be allowed to walk down the sidewalk or across the parking lot to enter cars. We appreciate your help with this procedure. Our students’ safety is of utmost importance!

Please feel free to investigate the Pleasant Hill Intermediate School Website to learn more about our school and staff members. More updates concerning clubs, newsletters and such will be coming soon.

We are glad that your child is a part of the Pleasant Hill Intermediate School family and are looking forward to a great school year!

Educationally yours,

Chandra Arbuckle, Principal


Don’t forget about our summer reading challenge!

Summer 2017
Read S’more Books this Summer! 
Did you know the average student loses about one month's worth of learning in math, spelling and reading over the summer? PHIS has challenged students to read and complete activities over the summer in order to continue learning, perfecting skills and have fun! At the end of last school year students received a packet in which to keep track of books read. Please keep track of the packet; students will need to bring it back to school by August 22nd and turn it in to Mrs. Arenson, PHIS library media specialist. You can access the entire packet at the following link:

District Enrollment:
District enrollment/proof of residency took place July 26 and 27. If you were unable to attend during this time, please go to Central Office (CO) located at 318 Cedar Street. Once your enrollment/ proof of residency is complete at CO, please come to PHIS during normal school hours to pick up your child’s schedule and take care of miscellaneous items.

Open House/Meet the Teacher:
Our Open House/Meet the Teacher Night will take place Wednesday, August 9 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We invite students and parents to walk around the building, meet teachers and staff, stop by lockers, practice the combination and leave supplies. Parents will also be able to sign up for parent-teacher conferences which will take place in October. We are looking forward to this evening!



Office Hours: 7:00am - 4:00pm

Am Drop off Classes begin Classes end Buses leave
7:55am 8:25am 3:22pm 3:27pm

Upcoming dates

Oct. 20: No School, Teacher Workday / Professional Development
Oct. 23 & 25: Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct. 27: No School

We love our grandparents!

Rachel's Challenge
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Ronald McDonald House

For detailed locations & times, please visit online Intermediate School calendar below



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The mission of PHIS is to provide a comprehensive system of support to develop 21st century life-long learners who master objectives through displaying character traits and work ethic necessary to collaborate, create and communicate in and beyond the classroom.

At PHIS we believe we can and will reach our potential.



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