Prairieview School Bulletin for Monday, April 23, 2018
Boys golf - meeting April 25
There will be a mandatory boys' golf meeting for grades 9-11 wanting to qualify for next fall's boys' golf team on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:15 a.m. in the Waukee Fieldhouse. See Coach Kotz if there are any questions. The meeting will last 30 minutes.
Save the date: May 1 - Potluck
Diversity Potluck on May 1! WCSD Families are invited to attend WHS International Club’s Diversity Potluck on Tuesday, May 1, in the Prairieview Commons. Doors open at 6 p.m. and we will begin eating at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a cultural dish to share with others. Place settings and drinks will be provided. There will be entertainment and activities for children and a chance for you to get to know other families in our school district. We encourage you to wear traditional clothing. Hope to see you there!
Tickets on sale now for 9th grade play
It's 1965. Greasers verses the Socials. Come experience S.E. Hinton's classic story brought to life on stage by Waukee's 9th graders. Shows are May 3 & 4 at 7 p.m. in the Waukee Theatre Arts Center, here at Prairieview. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at seatyourself.biz/waukeetheatrearts.
Show your creations at the PV/TL Art Show!
Have you been making art in your free time? Bring your artwork to Mrs. Huether (Room 504) by May 1 to enter it in the PV & TL Art Show. Forms available in the art room.
Save the date: Art show - May 14
3rd Annual Prairieview & Timberline Art Show on Monday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Timberline Commons.
Save the dates: May 11, 12 - Friday Night Live sketch comedy
Comedy, fun, live music, improv, and FREE! Come see Thespian Troupe #1451 put on a variety of short skits at the Waukee Theatre Arts Center on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. Part 1 Performs at 4 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday; Part 2 performs at 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Completely student-acted, directed, crewed, and produced, you'll get to witness a show run by more than 90 actors, 30 crew members, 23 directors, and 7 producers. You WON'T want to miss it! Free-will donations are accepted at the door.
Save the date: May 7 - APEX Showcase
We cordially invite families and staff to visit our Waukee APEX Showcase on Monday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center. Waukee APEX student associates teamed with the Science Center of Iowa to plan interactive displays perfect for all ages to share their business project work from the semester in a fun way. We will also have colleges attending from across the state and local businesses and clubs setting up information tables that evening. A truly interactive opportunity to learn more about STEM, meet our partners and gather college and career information. This night is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us! View our previous showcase highlight video at https://youtu.be/lYA6MYLTr50 Directions to the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center: http://www.waukeeapex.org/directions
Dance team tryout dates!
Dance Team Tryouts will take place in the West Gym @ WHS: Thursday, June 7, 4 to 6 p.m. (workshop) Friday, June 8, 4 to 8 p.m. (workshop) Saturday, June 9, 7 a.m. to noon (audition) All tryout workshops are mandatory! Tryout videos will be accepted for those taking the ACT that morning. Questions? Contact Allie Mayberger, Waukee Dance Team Coach, at email@example.com.
School safety reminders
A few reminders for students and families regarding school safety: - Backpacks and bags should remain in student lockers from 8 a.m.-2:50 p.m. - Water is welcome in the classroom in a transparent container. Students should not use containers in which contents can't be seen or have drinks other than water in classrooms. - We ask that students don't wear coats to class during the school day. Sweatshirts are welcome, but hoods should stay down. It becomes very challenging to identify students when they are wearing a hood.
From Waukee Nutrition Services: New menus went into effect on March 19. Cycle Menus for all schools. Find your school, match the colors and discover your favorite meal!
Community Closet would love your clothing donations
The Waukee Community Closet assists students and families in need within our school district by providing free high-quality clothing (pre-worn as well as new). Currently, the Closet is in need of all sizes of children’s clothing, sizes 0-16. If you have children’s clothing to donate, please check out Facebook.com/waukeecommunitycloset for the hours of donation.
One way to support our schools
From the Waukee Community Schools Foundation: Funding for public education is never enough. With the rapid growth of our school district, this issue is even trickier for our district to manage. This is where YOU are the hero! Please consider a reoccurring donation from your monthly pay. Use the company match to double your contribution! You can also click here to make a tax deductible donation now. Your support always makes a difference in the daily lives of our dedicated teachers and hard working students! THANK YOU for your generous support!
Save the date: June 4 - Foundation Golf Outing
Mark your calendar for June 4, 2018, and join the Waukee Community Schools Foundation for its Annual Golf Outing at Hyperion Field Club! Foursomes will be able to register starting May 7. They are sure to sell out so get your team together and register early. We are now looking for sponsors for our event! Please contact us should you wish to be a sponsor. Click here for more information on our golf outing.
Activities: PV Art Club
Join the PV Art Club in the art room (504) from 3-4pm on the following Thursdays: Mar. 29th, Apr. 12th & 19th, May dates TBD.
Silver Cord: Volunteer opportunities for 9th graders
9th graders, check out the Silver Cord program on the Waukee Schools website. Lots of opportunities to help the community!
Community Education: Trumpet Lessons (Grades 6-12)
Private one-on-one lessons for trumpet players! Any skill level is welcome. Students will cover the basics of effective trumpet playing while performing challenging music. Students will advance their knowledge and performance of trumpet playing. Waukee students will use their same lesson book from school band. For any non-Waukee students and adults, lesson material will be supplied. All private lessons are 30 minutes in length, once a week, between the dates below. Adults are welcome as well. *Instructor: Andrew Sowatzke. More info HERE. Available Mondays and Tuesdays Between 4:00-9:00pm January 15-May 22 South Middle School, Band Room #114 W1839a $225 (8 lessons) W1839b $450 (16 lessons) Please contact Andrew Sowatzke to schedule your lessons at (262) 844-7468 or firstname.lastname@example.org. *Andrew has been a private trumpet teacher for 8 years, and holds Bachelor's and Master's degree in Trumpet performance.
Community Education: Voice Lessons (Grades 6-12)
Develop your singing voice to its full potential by learning the essential foundations of singing resulting in a freely-produced, well-supported, well-focused sound. Sing anything by learning HOW to sing! Lessons will also help singers to prepare for Opus, All-State, Musical Theatre, jazz and show choir auditions. All private lessons are 30 minutes in length, once a week, between the dates below. *Instructor: Jacqueline Thomson. More info HERE. Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays Between 3:30-7:30pm January 15-May 17 Waukee High School, Room #123C W1840a $225 (8 lessons) W1840b $450 (16 lessons) Please contact Jacqueline Thomson to schedule your lessons at (515) 720-5198 or email@example.com. *Jacqueline, having sung throughout the United States and Europe, has been on the Voice Faculty with Simpson College and NYU's CAP 21 Studios; her students have won numerous competitions, awards, and college scholarships.
Essential phone numbers for Prairieview
Add this number to your contacts for someday when you need it: 515-987-2757. That is our attendance line. Please leave a voicemail there with any information regarding your student being late, absent or leaving school early. If you need to talk with a live person about these issues, call Student Services Secretary Jeni Adams at 515-987-2772. If you have any other concerns or questions, call Building Secretary Hope Johnson at 515-987-2770. NOTE: If you Google the school or ask Siri to call for you, you will most likely be connected to the back office, which is fine, but will delay processing. Thank you!
Student need a pass? Have them stop at the front desk.
If your student will be leaving school for an appointment or any other planned reason during the school day, please ask your student to stop at the front desk to pick up his or her pass. This can be done before school, during passing periods or at lunch time. This will help minimize interruptions to the school day, more efficiently use our office resources and ensure that students will be waiting for you in the office at the needed time. As you can imagine, a school of 730 teenagers has LOTS of comings and goings each day. Thank you, Prairieview families, for your support!
Do you know what your children are eating?
Check out this greatschoolcafe.com. Create an account - it will let you sign up through Waukee Community School District and you can even download the App to your phone. This is a super way to see daily what kids are purchasing. Also, it's a great way to daily track your balance at the touch of your App. You can even receive low balance notifications via text and set any restrictions to your student's account that are flagged on our cash register terminals. Thank you!
How do you know what's happening at Prairieview?
The district website http://www.waukeeschools.org/ and the Prairieview page http://www.waukeeschools.org/school/prairieview-school/ and email directly from the school and the district office are our primary systems of communications. Facebook helps share some of our good news and timely reminders: https://facebook.com/WaukeePVS/. LIKE our page and adjust notifications to see more from Prairieview. Also find us at @waukeePVS on Instagram and Twitter.