The PHS Post

February 7 - February 11

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Congratulations Mr. Gass! KCRG A+ for Education - Teacher of the Week!

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Congratulations Focal Point and The Ambassadors!

Focal Point and The Ambassadors had stellar performances at Mt. Pleasant Show Choir Invitational on Saturday. Focal Point had an awesome show, finishing a very close 3rd place in their division. The Ambassadors performed two outstanding shows and finished both the day and night rounds in 2nd place with the caption for Best Crew. Next Saturday, they head to Urbandale for their 3rd competition of the season. Please wish them luck!

Hello Prairie Hawks!

As we begin the +15 minute schedule change today Monday, February 7, 2022 we want everyone to have the daily schedules and resources that will be helpful throughout the semester.

  • PHS Straight 8 schedule Monday-Friday schedule linked here.

  • Interventions will continue to take place within the school day and will be updated weekly in Column #1: Intervention Time of the PHS Assignment Page

  • Students will eat lunch during 4th period

  • Homeroom will be the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month

    • February 16 and 23

    • March 23 and 30

    • April 20 and 27

    • May - No homeroom

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we support each other throughout the CCSD community. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 319.848.5340.


Next Monday, February 14 - Professional Learning - No School

Enjoy your day! Be Safe!

Ms. Thies, Principal

Congratulations to the PHS Speech Team!

The PHS Speech Team competed at the State Large Group Speech Contest this past weekend. Of the 6 events PHS took 4 earned Division "I" overall ratings.

Earning a Division "I" rating:

Ensemble Acting: "Emergency Protocol"

Rylee Lueken, Jett Sebetka, Lucas Nelson, Max Quanrud

Readers Theater: "Check, Please"

Eli Copeland, Max Quanrud, Akiva Nederhoff, Miya Swenson, Alexa Higginbotham, Natalie Koopman, Sarah Tokpa, Lindsay Armour, Anna Reisen

Group Improv: Jett Sebetka, Lucas Nelson, Megan Johnson

Solo Mime: "The Balloon Vendor"

Carlie Robertson

Earning a Division "II" rating:

9th Radio: 103.14 Piece of Pie

Elsa Marxen, Chloe Columbus, Kate Masbruch, Corryn Rausch, Lily Gearheart, Hailey Asbe, Adam Schwertfeger

9th Ensemble Acting: "Banned From Student Activities"

Corryn Rausch, Kate Masbruch

Shout out to some PHS Amazing Seniors!

The state of Iowa the Seal of Bi-Literacy is important because:

Being able to know and use more than one language is a critical skill for the 21st century.

The Seal of Bi-Literacy:

  • Values language as an asset
  • Recognizes the value of language diversity and cultural identity
  • Prepares students with 21st century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society
  • Provides employers, universities, and grant/scholarship providers with a method to recognize applicants for their dedication to attainment of bi-literacy

Student can earn this Seal of Bi-Literacy by being proficient of the AAPL exam, this proficiency will earn graduates a Seal of Bi-Literacy on their diploma.

Attention Students...

  • Safety First: Wear your Student ID - All Day - Every Day

  • Please read your email at least once per day, important communications regarding your classes, registration, Activities Office, and other updates and announcements are shared with you daily.
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Student Services - We are here for Y-O-U...

Scholarship Information

Junior Hills Bank Leadership Scholarship

Seniors–January/Early February Scholarship List

Events and Information

Check our Calendar/Website for zoom links, ways to sign up for events & more information.

Volunteer Cord Process

Testing Information

ACT Dates

SAT Dates

ICAN Support

ICAN Financial Aid Resources (FAFSA)

Call ICAN 877-272-4692 or visit to set up in person or virtual apt.

Student Planning Guides

ICAN Transition Guide

ICAN College and Career Ready

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Career Services...

What does your future hold? Sign up for an Internship or Job Shadow in January!

The Summer 2022 internship portal opens Dec. 13, 2021 through Feb. 4, 2022, for current high school sophomores and juniors. Internships are 45 – 90 hours in length and students may be able to earn high school credit.

Mrs. Gudenkauf

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College and Career Transition...

Have questions about college or career planning?

Reach out to Ms. Rawson at or schedule an appointment here.

Click Here for this weeks Activities and Athletics...

Participate in all PHS activities and cheer on your Prairie Hawks!

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GT Corner...

We had 9 students represent Prairie at Academic Decathlon Regionals on Saturday, January 29th. Congratulations to all of our participants!

Mac Feldmann

Elliott Bourgeous

Joshua Levering

Sophia Johnson

Rithvika Sivaprakash

Tracen Dixon

Elsa Marxen

Chloe Columbus

Riley Garibay

We had 4 awards on Saturday:

Tracen Dixon - 2nd place in Economics

Rithvika Sivaprakash - 2nd place in Mathematics and 2nd place in Speech

Elliott Bourgeous - 3rd place in Mathematics

The team is moving to State in Mason City on March 4th and 5th!

Congratulations to Rithvika Sivaprakash, Elliott Bourgeous, and Mac Feldmann for Successfully Participating in the HiMCM competition in November 2021!

Mrs. Erin Hoffman

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Need Assistance? We are here to help...

PHS Main Office: 319.848.5340

Ms. Karla Thies, Principal -

Mr. Rocky Bennett, Athletic Director -

Mr. Chuckie Geilenfeld, Associate Principal (Last Names A-L) -

Mr. Ian Kleman, Associate Principal (Last Names M-Z) -

Mrs. Kelly Klekar, Building Facilitator -

PHS Main Office:

Mrs. Brenda Haendler, Main Office 319.848.5340

Mrs. Lori Pleiness, Athletic Office 319.848.5350

Mrs. Debie Towe, Attendance Office 319.848.5360

Mrs. Angie Wagner, Discipline Office 319.848.5340 x2052

Officer Obbink, Student Resource Officer -

Brianna Boston-Kemple, Nurse 319.848.5340 x2011

Student Services: 319-848-5344

Laura Fisher, Counseling Secretary

Angela Amunson, Counselor (Students with Last Names A-G)

Mike Reshetar, Counselor (Students with Last Names H-O)

Clay Stoffer, Counselor (Students with Last Names P-Z)

Nicole Rawson, KCC College and Career Transition Counselor

Erin Hoffman, Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Josh Bentley, Transition Specialist

Mary Gudenkauf, Career Services: Internships and Job Shadows

Molly Rathe, Counselor - Tanager Services

Stormy Hinton, Counselor - Tanager Services

Jess Fitzpatrick, Community Engagement Specialist

Zeinab Osman, Community Engagement Specialist

PHS Daily Schedules - Click Now!

The PHS student school day is 9:00am - 3:45pm daily. Teachers are available from 8:00am to 4:00pm daily - We encourage you to email teachers directly whenever you are needing assistance.

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CHECK THIS OUT - the PHS Assignment Page...

The PHS Assignment Page is a single-stop reference for students and families to stay up to date on what is happening in all classrooms. On the PHS Assignment Page teachers provide a weekly update of daily assignments, long-term assignments and projects, and upcoming assessments.

For a more detailed understanding of what is happening in an individual classroom, please talk to your student or reach out to their teacher. Need assistance enrolling in the "Guardian View" of Google Classroom? Individual teachers can assist with this too.