The PHS Post

April 4 - 8

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Buy your Prom Ticket - PHS School Store $20

Bringing a Prom date from outside of PHS?

Pick up a Prom Guest Request Form in the Attendance Office.

All PHS guests must be registered and have approval before attending Prairie High School dances. Students in 9th grade and below are not permitted to attend. Guests must be enrolled high school students (10th-12th grade) and/or less than 21 years of age.

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Reminder: ISASP Testing Information and Schedule...

Each year in the spring students across the state of Iowa dive into ISASP testing. Please take a few moments to read the following PHS ISASP scheduling information in regards to your PHS student. Please be cognizant of your students' current grade level, as there are different expectations for each. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to 319.848.5340.

Yearly ISASP testing for Sophomores and Juniors at Prairie High School will take place Monday, April 4 through Thursday, April 7, 2022. Juniors do not take the ISASP Science assessment so they will not be testing on April 7. So, Juniors on April 7th will be on a two-hour delay schedule with classes beginning at 11:15am. If your Junior rides a CCSD bus or will be at school at the general daily 9:15am start time on April 7th, they will remain in the cafeteria until the school day begins for them at 11:15am.

During the entire PHS ISASP testing window, April 4-7, Seniors will be on a two-hour delay schedule with classes beginning at 11:15am, please see the schedule below for additional class start times. If your senior rides a CCSD bus or will be at school at the general daily 9:15am start time, they will remain in the cafeteria until the school day begins for them at 11:15am.

Take Care and Enjoy Your Day!

Prairie E-Car Team brings home 3 trophies!

Prairie Electric Car Team competed in the Everon Power Drive Race in West Point, NE on Saturday. They were electrifying on the course and brought home three trophies:

  • 1st in N Class (also logged 3rd highest laps out of 14 cars for all classes)
  • 2nd in S Class
  • 3rd in S Class
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Stem Day - April 21st - Sign-up TODAY and Join in on the FUN!

Hosted by Iowa's Army National Guard, Prairie High School students will see first-hand a variety of careers focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while attending STEM Day on Thursday, April 21. Students will rotate through stations featuring community professionals in the areas of medical, culinary arts, logistics, security and safety. Each year Iowa's Army National Guard provides two sessions for students to attend, please select either the morning or afternoon session and sign up here to join us.
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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.

Student Services - Here for Y-O-U...

Scholarship Information

Junior Hills Bank Leadership Scholarship

Seniors – April 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

KCC Summer Courses - Check out the Offerings!

Kirkwood Summer Courses for students maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. See Student Services if you need assistance or have questions.
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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.

GT Corner...

Hi GT Students,

Courses for the Kirkwood 2022 Fall semester are loaded in Dual Enroll, which means that we can start getting you into the queue for classes. Mr. Stoffer can start approving classes on April 8th. Please come in to meet with me if you have questions about what classes you might want to take or for help in getting signed up.

Congratulations Johnnie Each!

Johnnie Each, a Prairie High School Junior, was awarded a National Silver Medal for her poem, Man’s Excuse, and a National Gold Medal for her poem, “Where I Learned the Word Woman.” To honor the challenges this year's participants overcame and the accomplishments they have achieved, as well as celebrate the Awards' return to Carnegie Hall after a two-year hiatus, Johnnie has been invited to New York City for workshops and an awards ceremony, this summer, on June 8 and 9.

Congratulations to our State Academic Decathlon participants:

  • Elliott Bourgeous
  • Mac Feldmann
  • Josh Levering
  • Rithvika Sivaprakash
  • Tracen Dixon
  • Elsa Marxen

We had several students who won awards, which is exciting considering this is our second year participating in ACAD and our first year in person. We are looking forward to returning next year and recruiting more students!

  • Rithvika Sivaprakash won Silver in Honors Speech and Gold in Honors Interview
  • Joshua Levering won Bronze in Honors Science
  • Mac Feldmann won Gold in Alternates Math
  • Tracen Dixon won Overall Silver in Alternates, as well as Gold in Alternates Literature, Gold in Alternates Science, Silver in Alternates Math, Bronze in Alternates Economics, Gold in Alternates Essay, and Silver in Alternates Social Science.
  • Elsa Marxen won Bronze in Alternates Literature, Silver in Alternates Music, and Bronze in Alternates Economics.

Please reach out if you have questions or need help!

Mrs. Erin Hoffman

Career Services...

What does your future hold? Sign up for an Internship now!

Workplace Learning Connection Video

Please consider an internship specific to your area of interest:

The Fall 2022 internship portal opens Mar. 7, 2022 through Apr. 13, 2022, for current high school sophomores and juniors. Internships are 45 hours in length and students will earn high school credit.

Mrs. Gudenkauf

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College and Career Transition...

There's still time to FILE the FAFSA! Filing the FAFSA is the single most important thing you can do to get money for college. For most colleges, filing the FAFSA opens up access to grants, scholarships, work study and loans (if you choose to take them).

Why should you complete the FAFSA?

  • There is serious money on the line! Every year, billions of dollars of free money go unclaimed by students who refuse to complete the FAFSA.

  • It's FREE and EASY! There is zero risk in filing the FAFSA. You are not obligated to accept any of the aid offered to you.

Need Help Filing the FAFSA? Schedule a time with Ms. Rawson here.

Upcoming Multicultural College Visit Days for Juniors! Join other Cedar Rapids area high school students for an exciting opportunity to visit the University of Northern Iowa or the University of Iowa. These visits are designed to give students a chance to learn about the opportunities and services available to multicultural students. These days will include information about scholarships, student organizations, and the admission process. The Multicultural Student Visit Day is open to students who come from backgrounds or identities that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education including: students of color, will be the first in their families to obtain a 4-year college degree, students from low-income backgrounds, students who receive IEP services and/or students who are English Language Learners. To be eligible to attend, students must also have a minimum 2.7 GPA and currently have a D or higher in all courses. *Please note that space is limited for these visits. We will do our best to accommodate all who are interested. If you are not eligible or selected to go on this visit, there will be future college visit opportunities. Priority will be given to students who submit the applications by the specified deadlines (see below).

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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PHS Daily Schedules - Click Here!

The PHS student school day is 9:15am - 4:00pm daily. Teachers are available from 8:15am to 4:15pm daily - We encourage you to email teachers directly whenever you are needing assistance.

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