Prairie Phoenix Academy Newsletter

March 17, 2023

Letter from the Principal

Greetings PPA Families, Caregivers, Students, Staff, and Community,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Spring Break!

As a reminder the week of March 20th - 25th is spring break, there are no in-person classes. I am hoping students will take time to relax and prepare for the long haul to the end of the school year.

On Wednesday, March 29, students in grades 11-12 will engage in asynchronous learning activities at home and will not attend school. Students in grades 9 and 10 will attend school in person to take the PreACT Secure Exam for a full school day. March 29 will be an “A Day” for students. Asynchronous learning means that students in grades 11-12 will receive learning opportunities from their teachers by March 26 to complete at home and turn in via Google classroom no later than 3:45 p.m. on March 29.

There are a variety of activities that will be taking place during each month. One activity that will take place at PPA through our Community Schools Partnership, will be:

As well, we would like to know what types of community events would you like to see at PPA? Are you a parent, caregiver, or community member that would like to teach scholars how to create your favorite family dish or an art/craft project. Be on the lookout for a google form to share your ideas.

Take care,

Ms. Sconiers


In algebra students solved linear equations to create a class mosaic. They collaborated to create different pieces of the mosaic.

We also had some Pi Day fun by doing an experiment called Buffon’s needle. The relationship between how many times the toothpick crosses the line and how many times it doesn’t can be calculated, and it ends up being close to Pi! We enjoyed eating some pie as well.

Student Services Update

Seniors, please pick up your senior packets from Sheri Mclean’s office!

JUNIORS! Check your email for your junior meeting with your school counselor, Annetta Wright!

Advisories, look out for the XELLO Competition! Coming Soon! The first advisory to complete their XELLO requirements will receive a Pizza Party!

PreACT Secure Wisconsin and Forward Testing

As a reminder March 29th is PreACT Secure and Forward Testing day for 9th and 10th graders. A letter to parents and more information coming soon.

What's coming up for Community Schools?

Do you have an idea for programming? Do you need a space to conduct a class? cooking? workout, seminars or more...well Prairie Phoenix Academy is the place for you. We look forward to opening our doors after hours to accommodate your needs. Please reach out to PPA Community Schools Coordinator Ms. Tenisha Winn for details.

Bus Information

Reminders For Morning Bus Riders

As cold and snowy weather is upon us, here are a few reminders for students riding the bus in the mornings:

  • Arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled pick up time.

  • Wait on the sidewalk or close to the curb if there aren’t sidewalks. Stay out of the road and others’ yards.

  • Don’t cross the road until the driver signals and the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to board.

Students must have their bus tag with them when riding the bus. Replacement bus tags can be picked up at the school. A photo of the bus tag on their cell phone is acceptable. Students may be denied if they don’t have a bus tag and the driver doesn’t recognize them.


Recordatorios para los que viajan en autobús por la mañana

Debido a que el clima frío y nevada se avecina, aquí hay algunos recordatorios para los estudiantes que viajan en autobús por la mañana:

  • llegue a la parada de autobús al menos 5 minutos antes de la hora programada de recogida.

  • espere en la acera o cerca de la acera si no hay aceras. Manténgase fuera de la carretera y de los patios de los demás.

  • no cruce la calle hasta que el conductor haga la señal y el autobús se detenga por completo antes de intentar abordar.

Los estudiantes deben tener su etiqueta de autobús con ellos cuando viajen en el autobús. Las etiquetas de autobús de reemplazo se pueden recoger en la escuela. Se acepta una foto de la etiqueta del autobús en su teléfono celular. Los estudiantes pueden ser negados si no tienen una etiqueta de autobús y el conductor no los reconoce.