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Mr. & Mrs. Platzer Say Farewell
Mr. & Mrs. Platzer Say Farewell
Danette Colley
Sunday, May 26, 2019

Billy & Kim, with Betty, Jack, Ann, & Mindy

Stacey & Ben sing a song

The Miller Brothers provide good music to dance with

ESC staff do their rendition of 'School's Out for Platzer'

4th grade staff take a road trip with 'Life is a Highway'

Amanda sings Patsy Cline, 'Crazy'

3rd grade staff pantomime to a favorite song

Kindergarten staff's rendition of 'Take it Easy'

Preschool staff 'FORE!'

Preschool performs We Will Miss You to the tune of We Will Rock You

Students wishing Kim & Billy happy retirement

Preschool staff in the gulf cart

Kindergarten teachers & aides ready to perform "Take it Easy"

Betty, Billy, Anne, Jack, & Kim with the plum tree

Students and staff join Billy & Kim on the playground

Billy and Karla

PW Elementary Principal, Bill Platzer, and Elementary Visual Arts Teacher, Kim Platzer, announced their retirement at the end of this school year. Bill served the district for over thirty-two years, the last 24 as Elementary Principal. Kim shared her love of art with students and staff alike, teaching for the district for thirty-two years.

Thursday was declared Platzer Day at the elementary with a full day of activities for staff and students. The morning began with a staff breakfast that brought former colleagues back to join in with wishing Billy and Kim a wonderful retirement. Students and staff at the elementary and middle school went out and lined up on the sidewalks for Billy and Kim's golf cart parade. They drove around the campus while students sang the West school song.

Students and staff then joined them on the elementary playground where a purple plum tree and a marker was placed to commemorate the many years of love, leadership, and dedication they both have given. 

After  lunch, everyone gathered in the gym for an afternoon of entertainment in honor of Billy and Kim. The Miller Brothers played some of Billy and Kim's favorite tunes between skits, music and laughter from the elementary teachers and staff. It was a fun and memorable day for all!

We Love You Billy & Kim! 

Happy Retirement!

Billy with PWES Preschool Teachers & Aides