Pleasant Hill
Primary School
304 Eklund
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 - 540-2119
987-9201 (attendance line)
. . . . . . Sept. 1 & 4: No School, Labor Day . . . . . . Sept. 15: 3 hour early dismissal, Prof. Dev . . . . . . Sept. 22: 3 hour early dismissal, Homecoming . . . . . . . .

Sherry Helus


Art to Remember

Just the Facts

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Earthquake Safety

ESSA Complaint Procedures

A note from the principal...

The start of a new school year is always an exciting time for staff, students, and even parents. This year is no exception! I am especially excited to be joining the wonderful team of educators at PHPS. Last spring I had the opportunity to visit the school a couple of times. What an amazing group of students and staff in this building! I have also heard many great comments about the Pleasant Hill community. I feel both privileged and blessed to be here!

This will be my 25th year in education. I spent 19 years teaching kindergarten, 3rd, and 4th grades and was also a Title 1 reading teacher for grades 1-4. I have served the last 5 years as a PreK-6 principal. In 2008 I received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. In 2012 I was named Region 2 Kansas Elementary Teacher of the Year and spent a year traveling across the state with the Kansas Teacher or the Year team, visiting schools and observing outstanding programs. In that same year I received the National Foundation for the Improvement in Education Teaching Excellence Award and had the opportunity to travel to Brazil to learn about Brazil’s educational system and tour some of their most progressive schools. I am anxious to share my experiences with the staff in this building but also look forward to learning from their expertise. There is no doubt in my mind that we have great teachers in this building!

My husband, Ron, and I moved to Missouri from Kansas after he took a banking position in Clinton. Our son, Ryan, is a senior at Kansas State University, majoring in Architectural Engineering. Our daughter, Ashlyn, will be a sophomore at KSU, majoring in Marketing. Ron and I are both K-State graduates so you could say that our family "bleeds purple"!

We have added some amazing new staff members this year: Kelly Bradbury, Childcare Director; Victoria Caskey, Speech Teacher; Lesley Noland, 2nd grade classroom teacher; Kala Randol, 2nd Grade classroom teacher and Jeanne Thomas, SPED Process Coordinator.

I will share more information about our new staff in the following newsletters. We look forward to getting to know each of them and welcome them to the Pleasant Hill community.           

Sherry Helus, Principal


Upcoming dates

Aug. 21: Early Childhood classes begin
Aug. 22: School photos by Pearce Photography
Sept. 1 & 4: No School, Labor Day
Sept. 15: 3 hour early dismissal
Sept. 22: 3 hour early dismissal, Homecoming

2017-2018 Class Lists

17-18 School Supply Lists

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

Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

AM Drop Off
Classes begin
Parent pick up
Bus dismissal

Please note: all bus changes need to be made by noon on regular school days and 10 am on ½ days


Bulletin Board Flyers

Labels for Education

PTO Trash Bags

PTO trash bags will be available to purchase through the Primary school office all year. As always, they are $11 a roll and are available in 3 different sizes and colors! 

Reading is a skill that gets better with lots of practice.  Research shows that children who spend as little as 30 minutes a day reading books, magazines and newspapers are more likely to become good readers.  Good athletes had to do a lot of work and practice to be good.   They had to always push themselves to the limit.  Our children also need to practice to be good readers.   Encourage your child to spend some time reading every day.  As we look to the upcoming summer months, help your child find books of interest at the local library and set aside a time for reading each day.



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