The PHS Post

Welcome Back!

Click Now! PHS Daily Schedules...

The PHS student school day is 9:15am - 4:00pm. Teachers are available from 8:15am to 4:15pm daily - We encourage you to email teachers directly whenever you are needing assistance. The PHS Main Entrance opens for student arrival beginning at 7:30am.

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Welcome Back Prairie Hawks!

We are excited to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. Prairie High School is built on strong traditions, and is known for its academic excellence, strong family support, and dedicated faculty and staff. The PHS administration, faculty, and staff are excited to welcome students, families, and community volunteers back into the building and make this the best year yet.

Prairie High School is dedicated to making every moment at school...


Productive - Healthy - Safe

Productive: We encourage all students to take part in activities and athletics. We know that students that are engaged and active in the their school have high rates of success.

Healthy: We encourage students to make healthy choices and keep their body and mind strong.

Safe: Be a good sport in and out of the classroom and on and off of the field; Prairie's tradition is built on hard work and dedication. #prairiepride

As we all work together to be PHS: Productive - Healthy - Safe the following are ways that families can support their student and their educational journey...

  • Make sure your student attends school daily and arrives on time, ready to learn
  • Ensure your student completes assignments and meets deadlines
  • Help your student manage their time
  • Encourage your student to take courses that build their experience and the love of learning
  • Ask your student about their day, so that you are aware of their school life

We are looking forward to an amazing 2022-2023 school year! We are PRAIRIE HAWKS!

Enjoy Every Moment!

Karla Hawley, Principal

Prairie High School

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Students: READ your EMAIL...

Attention Students: 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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PHS Student Services...

Events and Information

Testing Information

ICAN Support

Student Planning Guides

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Red Basket Project at PHS - THANK YOU NHS!

Did you know that in the United States, 1 in 5 teens struggle to afford feminine hygiene products and 4 in 5 either missed or knew someone who missed class time because they did not have access to feminine hygiene products. In response to this need, National Honor Society has partnered with the Red Basket Project to support access to feminine hygiene products in the female bathrooms at PHS. These products are available free of charge to anyone who may need them. All we ask is that you only take what you need in that moment.

If you need a month's supply of feminine hygiene products, there are "period packs" available in the Student Services Office. These packs are available with a "no questions asked" policy.

Finally, this project runs on donations only, no school money is used to fund it. If you would like to support the purchase of feminine hygiene products, you can donate using the district's InTouch Receipting System. If you would like to donate feminine hygiene products directly, they can be brought to the Student Services Office. All donated products must be in their original packaging.

The members of National Honor Society thank you for your support of this project!

Need Assistance? We are here to help...

PHS Administration...

Mrs. Karla Hawley, Principal

Mr. Rocky Bennett, Athletic Director

Mr. Travis Sprague, Associate Principal -

Mr. Rich Jackson, Dean of Students (Last Names A-L)

Mrs. Kelly Klekar, Dean of Students (Last Names M-Z)

PHS Main Office and Dean's Complex...

Mrs. Brenda Haendler, Main Office 319.848.5340

Mrs. Lori Pleiness, Athletic Office 319.848.5350

Mrs. Debie Towe, Dean's Complex/Attendance 319.848.5360

Mrs. Angie Wagner, Dean's Complex 319.848.5340 x2052

Officer Janae Obbink, Student Resource Officer

Mrs. Jackie Martin, Nurse 319.848.5340 x2011

PHS Student Services...

Mrs. Laura Fisher, Counseling Secretary 319.848.5344

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

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

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

Mrs. Erin Hoffman, Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Mrs. Nicole Rawson, Kirkwood: College and Career Transition Counselor.

Mr. Nick Norris, Grades 7-12 Transition Specialist

Mrs. Mary Gudenkauf, Career Services: Internships & Job Shadows

Ms. Karinda Bacon, Counselor - Tanager Services

Ms. Kerry Kilker, Community Engagement Specialist