The PHS Post

January 31 - February 4

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NHS is selling Valentine's Day carnations - Buy Today

Each carnation is $2 and the profits will be used to purchase items needed by the organization voted on by students who purchase carnations (profits will go to organization with the most votes).

Fill out this order form that was emailed to PHS students to secure your flowers by Friday, February 4th. Please ensure that your flowers ($2 per flower) are paid for at the School Store no later than the 4th. Only orders paid in full will be placed with Hy-Vee. Flower deliveries will occur on Friday, February 11th!

Hello Prairie Hawks!

**Reminder: Last Day to DROP a class: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Over the next few weeks information will be shared with you, through Student Services, regarding course registration for the 2022-2023 school year. Please take time to look through the PHS Program of Studies to make the best course choices for you and your path to graduation and beyond - see the schedule below for specific information dates. Contact your counselor with questions.

Last call for Senior photos - If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the yearbook advisor Ms. Bennett at

A quick reminder of the adjustment to the PHS school start and end time beginning next Monday, February 7 for the remainder of this school year. The PHS school day will be 9:15am - 4:00pm daily. Please refer to the CCSD notification for additional information.

Be Safe and Have a Great Week!

Ms. Thies, Principal

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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

Shout out to some PHS Amazing Seniors!

The state of Iowa the Seal of Bi-Literacy is important because:

Being able to know and use more than one language is a critical skill for the 21st century.

The Seal of Bi-Literacy:

  • Values language as an asset
  • Recognizes the value of language diversity and cultural identity
  • Prepares students with 21st century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society
  • Provides employers, universities, and grant/scholarship providers with a method to recognize applicants for their dedication to attainment of bi-literacy

Student can earn this Seal of Bi-Literacy by being proficient of the AAPL exam, this proficiency will earn graduates a Seal of Bi-Literacy on their diploma.

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.
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Student Services - We are here for Y-O-U...

Scholarship Information

Junior Hills Bank Leadership Scholarship

Seniors–January/Early February 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

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.

Career Services...

What does your future hold? Sign up for an Internship or Job Shadow in January!

The Summer 2022 internship portal opens Dec. 13, 2021 through Feb. 4, 2022, for current high school sophomores and juniors. Internships are 45 – 90 hours in length and students may be able to earn high school credit.

Mrs. Gudenkauf

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College and Career Transition...

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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GT Corner...

Congratulations to the Scholastic Arts and Writing Winners!

Allison Brockington for her film, Burnt Soup, Honorable Mention

Johnnie Each for her poems:

  • Where I Learned the Word Woman, Gold Key and American Voices Nominee
  • Man’s Excuse, Gold Key
  • The Theology of My Period, Gold Key
  • The Baptist Girl in the Banyamulenge Service, Silver Key
  • The Webster Dictionary’s Definition of You, Silver Key
  • I Ask Myself, Silver Key
  • Backyard in Drought, Honorable Mention
  • The Questions I Ask You That You Don’t Answer, Honorable Mention
  • The Stranger in my Grandma, Honorable Mention
  • The Writer, Honorable Mention

Johnnie Each for her personal essay, The First Morning, Silver Key

Kalirah Hulett for her digital art, Greedy Hands, Silver Key

Anna Lantz for her poem, Injustice, Honorable Mention

Rithvika Sivaprakash for her photo, Reaching for the Winter Sun, Honorable Mention

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.

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