The PHS Post
November 22 - 26
Safety First: Wear your Student ID - All Day - Every Day
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.
THANK YOU's go to...
- Mr. Noska, Mrs. Swart, and Mrs. Kelley and PHS Student Council members for welcoming in and celebrating veterans from PHS and from the local communities.
- Ms. Morris and Ms. Bennett and the cast and crew of the Fall Play - Fabulous job!
CONGRATULATIONS go to...
- PHS Poms placed 1st at Dance Team Union competition and were crowned Regional Champs, they also placed 3rd in Jazz - They are off to State December 3rd.
- PHS band and choir students travelled to Ames, for the All-State Music Festival’s Final Concert in Hilton Coliseum on the campus of Iowa State University. This final program was recorded by Iowa Public Television and will be presented numerous times during the holidays. PHS students participating...
PHS Junior, Camden Beightler (Band, Trombone) was selected as an ALTERNATE
1st Year All-Staters:
Jesse Flaherty - 10 Choir, Bass
Medgine Gehy - 10 Choir, Soprano
Tate Joens - 11 Choir, Bass
Josie Koppes - 10 Choir, Soprano
Carlie Mallicoat - 12 Band, Clarinet
Jojo Murray - 11 Choir, Alto
Erin Musselman - 12 Choir, Alto
James Neal - 12 Choir, Tenor
Sawyer Slezak - 11 Choir, Bass
Luke Smith - 11 Choir, Tenor
Jordan Stivers - 11 Choir, Tenor
Collin Van Weelden - 12 Choir, Bass
Lydia Welch - 12 Choir, Alto
2nd Year All-Staters:
Molly Benke - 12 Choir, Soprano
Alyssa Cassady - 11 Band, Clarinet
Sophia Chadima - 12 Choir, Soprano
Anna Lantz - 12 Band, Bass Clarinet
3rd Year All-Stater:
Leah Deimerly - 12 Choir, Alto
We have so much to be thankful for, take a moment to reflect on all the good around us and remember the core message this time of year - show and give thanks. Thank you for supporting our students, staff, and community!
Be Safe and Have a Great week!
Ms. Thies, Principal
PLEASE CONSIDER PARTICIPATING IN THIS IMPORTANT FUNDRAISING EVENT STARTING NOVEMBER 1ST, 2021 TO NOVEMBER 30TH, 2021
Prairie Music Association supports all music programs, K-12,
in the College Community School District
Prairie Music Association is attempting some contact-free fundraising options in the upcoming weeks. PMA supports K-12 music programs across the district. Below are several fundraising opportunities.
● Wreath Sales: Order directly online here:
https://giftitforward.com/applycoupon/applycouponlink/index/coupon_code/PRAIRIIA001 ● Products will be shipped directly
● It is important to use the code PRAIRIIA001 to credit PMA
● See’s Candy Sales: Order directly online here:
● Products will be shipped directly
● Patron’s Fund Donations: Donate directly to Prairie Music Association of any amount at: https://ia-collegecommunity-lite.intouchreceipting.com/PMAPatrons
"THE 'PRAIRIE MUSIC ASSOCIATION' IS OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES OF STIMULATING INTEREST AND SUPPORT FOR ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS IN THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT. THEY AIM TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP PARTICIPATION IN ALL LEVELS OF THE MUSIC PROGRAMS IN THE DISTRICT THROUGH FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AND SUPPORT SAID MUSIC PROGRAMS."
*A portion of the wreath and candy sales will go toward overall reduction of the Florida trip cost. Individual student credit can no longer be given beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
TSF Structures Visit
Ever think about how Carver Hawkeye was constructed and the details that went into the design?
Twelve high school students from Mr. Tuthill’s Prairie Manufacturing class toured TSF Structures on November 4th. Students learned how essential math and technology skills are to the construction industry. They walked through various roles: fabrication, project management, in house drafting, and material processing.
TSF Structures is a supplier of structural steel, joists, deck, Division 5 and misc metals for the commercial, industrial and institutional construction industry in Iowa and the surrounding states. They worked on Kinnick Stadium’s north end zone expansion in addition to many other local projects.
College and Career Transition...
Save the Date(s)!
FAFSA Season is here!! Did you know that the FAFSA takes approximately 23 minutes to complete? Or, that completing the FAFSA can open up federal, state and institutional financial aid opportunities? Prairie High School strongly encourages ALL eligible students to complete the FAFSA regardless of your income level. In fact, we feel the FAFSA is so important for families to complete that we are hosting an additional FAFSA Workshops at Prairie High School (December 18th, 9am-12pm)!
Complete the FAFSA by December 21st, 2021 and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win gift cards to local restaurants and shops, college swag and FREE prom tickets!
Class of 2022 November Checklist: College, scholarship and financial aid application deadlines are happening! Throughout the rest of 2021 you should be diligently working on your college, scholarship and financial aid applications. Do not wait until the day it is due to submit your applications!
Create an FSA ID (student and parent)
The FSA ID is an electronic signature you will use to sign the FAFSA and all things financial aid. Students and a parent will need to create an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): The FAFSA is now open! Students who will be attending college during the 2022-2023 academic year should start filling out the FAFSA.
College Scholarship Service (CSS Profile): The CSS Profile is an additional institutional financial aid form required by some colleges and universities. Do your research. Know if your schools need it.
Complete your College Applications
Early Action Deadlines: Many of you will be applying to your school’s Early Action Deadlines. Remember, these tend to fall between early November and early December. Not sure if Early Action is right for you? Come chat with Ms. Rawson!
Scholarships: Scholarships are a year-round job until you graduate from college. Scroll down to check-out the scholarship list on Xello!
Military or Career Bound? There are so many options within career and military to explore! Learn about all the different routes you could take in the military (National Guard, Reserves, ROTC and more) and figure out what’s right for you. Check out all the different ways to pursue direct employment after high school (apprenticeship, certification program and more)!
Have questions about college or career planning?
Reach out to Ms. Rawson at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule an appointment here.
Participate in all PHS activities and cheer on your Prairie Hawks!
Student Services - We are here for Y-O-U...
PHS Counselors @PHawkCounseling
Events and Information
Check our Calendar/Website for zoom links, ways to sign up for events, and even more information.
***LAST CHANCE! ***
Seal Of Biliteracy The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given to recognize students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages, one of which is English, by high school graduation.
Who: Students enrolled in or have completed (Spanish IV, German IV, AP German). Also, ELL students and Heritage Speakers can see if they earn the award their senior year. Applications are due November 23rd and testing will be early 2nd semester. Please see your current World Language Teacher, ELL Teacher, or Mrs. Amunson for more information.
Second Semester Kirkwood Courses
If you are interested in taking second semester Kirkwood courses, either at Kirkwood or online, you can begin signing up now. If you are comfortable signing up in Dual Enroll on your own (kirkwood.dualenroll.com) you do not need to stop in unless you have questions.
*This does not apply to courses located at Prairie High School or the Linn County Regional Center. Registration for those courses will happen within the course when it begins.
- ICAN Financial Aid Resources (FAFSA)
- Call ICAN 877-272-4692 or visit www.icansucceed.org/apt to set up in person or virtual apt.
- Student Planning Guides
- ICAN Transition Guide
- ICAN College and Career Ready
Students, make sure to check your GT Google Classroom for updates. There are lots of opportunities posted to participate in! Seniors, I am working on adding more scholarships to the scholarship document as they become available.
Mrs. Erin Hoffman
Need Assistance? We are here to help...
PHS Main Office: 319.848.5340
Ms. Karla Thies, Principal - email@example.com
Mr. Rocky Bennett, Athletic Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mrs. Kelly Klekar, Building Facilitator - email@example.com
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
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Student Services: 319-848-5344
Laura Fisher, Counseling Secretary
Angela Amunson, Counselor (Students with Last Names A-G) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Reshetar, Counselor (Students with Last Names H-O) email@example.com
Clay Stoffer, Counselor (Students with Last Names P-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Rawson, KCC College and Career Transition Counselor email@example.com
Erin Hoffman, Gifted and Talented Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Bentley, Transition Specialist
Mary Gudenkauf, Career Services: Internships and Job Shadows email@example.com
Molly Rathe, Counselor - Tanager Services
Stormy Hinton, Counselor - Tanager Services
Jess Fitzpatrick, Community Engagement Specialist
Zeinab Osman, Community Engagement Specialist
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.
A high resolution jpg or png file (oriented vertically) should be sent along with a senior quote to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about senior photos should be directed to Rachel Bennett at email@example.com. If you would like to set up a FREE senior photo session with a PHS photography student, please contact Mr. DuPont at firstname.lastname@example.org.