The PHS Post

November 22 - 26

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

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 announcements are shared with you daily.

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.

Hello PHS!

November has proven to be a busy month and as we move into the Holiday Season there is no slowing down. Thank You's and Congratulations are in order every where you turn at PHS.

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!


  • 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

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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: ● Products will be shipped directly

● It is important to use the code PRAIRIIA001 to credit PMA

● See’s Candy Sales: Order directly online here: UB4628&c=ot8026

● Products will be shipped directly

● Patron’s Fund Donations: Donate directly to Prairie Music Association of any amount at:


*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 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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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.

Volunteer Cord Process


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.


ACT Dates

SAT Dates

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 ( 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 Support

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GT Corner...

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

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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.

Senior Photos...

Due February 4, 2022

A high resolution jpg or png file (oriented vertically) should be sent along with a senior quote to

Questions about senior photos should be directed to Rachel Bennett at If you would like to set up a FREE senior photo session with a PHS photography student, please contact Mr. DuPont at