Prairieview School Bulletin for Wednesday, September 20, 2017
8th Grade Play Rehearsals this week
All rehearsals are 3 to 5 p.m. Monday (Full Cast/Crew) 3 p.m. (Room 506@ PV and Room 620 @ TL) Tuesday (Dad, Mags, Jake, Chuck, Tyler, Logan)@ Timberline (PV ride bus #57) Thursday (Frankie, Melody, Gina, Matt, Travis, Max, Chris, Pat, Zach) @ Timberline (PV ride bus #57) Prairieview: The bus leaves at 2:57 from the west side of the TAC! Don't be late!!! It leaves on time.
Prairieview students are invited to participate in some of the fun activities related to Waukee's Homecoming celebration. September 25-30 – Homecoming Week Dress Up Days. Monday: Dress to Unimpress. Tuesday: Athletes or Mathletes. Wednesday: Holiday Day. Thursday: Go together/Twin Day. Friday: Spirit Day. The Homecoming parade starts at the Vince Meyer Learning Center at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 and follows the usual Waukee parade route. The homecoming football game is Friday, Sept. 29. The Homecoming Dance, however, is reserved for Waukee High School students. Details about all the Homecoming activities can be found here on the district website.
Pictures went home Friday
Prints from Picture Day held here at PV on Aug. 24 went home with students during PLAN at the end of the day on Friday, Sept. 15. If your student missed having a picture taken or you want retakes, use this link to order. Online ordering information is in the top, right corner. Retakes will take place on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 12.
Activity: 8th graders, join MathCounts!
Does your 8th grade child really love math? Like to be challenged? Our MathCounts group will be starting up on Sept. 18th. It goes from right after school until 3:55-4pm and meets every week on Mondays through the beginning of February. It takes place in rm. 104 at WMS with Miss Mendenhall. Students can ride a shuttle bus over from PV and then will need to be picked up from WMS. MathCounts is an actual national competition, however, participation in the competition is voluntary. Students can just come each week to push their brains and work with other students on challenging concepts. There is no sign-up necessary, just show up ready to go! If you have any questions please email Miss Mendenhall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students — Have an idea for the yearbook cover?
Hey staff and students, It’s the yearbook crew coming at you with an idea for our school’s yearbook cover! We want your input in how to design the cover. Our yearbook crew made a decision that our theme this year is going to be "Good Vibes and the 70s." We like this idea because we want to show the good vibes at our school and it would be fun to incorporate our students! Our color pallet is tied to the theme of the 1970s (think warm and vibrant tones). We would like for the students who would like to participate to show us their ideas and either give it to one of the yearbook staff or email it to Mr.C-P (email@example.com) and show us your skill and talents. If you’re interested in helping, please feel free to contact Mr. C-P and he’ll put you on the list! Thanks! Fikreta Alimanovic and the Yearbook Staff
Families, send us your school event photos!
My name is Drew Cumings-Peterson. I’m the teacher responsible for helping students complete the yearbook. We do our best to take pictures of as many student activities (sports, music, theater, etc.) as possible, but since our students do not have driver’s licenses, we cannot make it to everything. With that in mind, I’m asking for your help. If you’re at an event for your student and have a good camera (not a cell phone), we’d greatly appreciate it if you’d take as many pictures as possible and, when you get home, upload them to the website we use to complete the yearbook. The email address is: http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=2044700. If you follow the instructions on the website, you can upload and tag pictures so that we know where they belong. Thank you for helping make the yearbook a special artifact for your eighth and ninth graders!
Athletics: 9th grade girls basketball open gym
GBB Players: Open Gym for girls in grades 9-12 will be held each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning from 6 to 7:30 a.m. at Waukee High School. Open Gym will run each week until regular practice starts on Nov. 6th.
Could you build an app?
2017 Congressional App Challenge: Students from Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District (this includes all of Waukee School District) are invited to participate in this competition. This is a nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields. For additional details you can visit: https://davidyoung.house.gov/CongressionalAppChallenge. The registration and submission period closes at Noon ET, November 1, 2017.
Club: Gamers meet Thursdays after school
Tabletop Gamers is an open classroom for all types of games: board games (including chess), card games, dice games, role-playing games, miniature games, strategy games, handheld games... or whatever games someone brings in. Come learn a new game or bring your own and teach us how to play! Thursdays, 3 to 4 p.m., in Prairieview, Room 713. Contact: Mark Finken, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to help commit random acts of kindness, organize an open mic night, assist with parent teacher conferences or generally just become a leader at Prairieview School? Join Prairieview Crew, a group where any and all PV students can make a difference in the PV community! First meeting: THIS Friday, Sept. 8, during 8th and 9th grade lunch, PV Library. After the first meeting, this group will meet once monthly in room 312. Watch the announcements for details. Chat with Mrs. Teff or Mr. C-P to learn more! Contact: Mrs. Teff and Mr. Cumings-Peterson, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PV now on Instagram & Twitter
As we continue to reach students and families where they are, Prairieview is now on Instagram and Twitter. Find, follow, like, comment and share good news, photos and information about what's happening at Prairieview at waukeepvs on Instagram and WaukeePVS on Twitter.
Club: Prairieview Art Club
Art Club will meet in the Art Room (504) from 3 to 4 p.m. on the following Thursdays for first semester: Sept. 7 & 21, Oct. 5 & 19, Nov. 2, 16 & 30, and Dec. 14. PV Art Club is a place for students who wan to leave a creative mark on their school. This is a chance to create on your own or with a group. We have lots of fun! Join us! Contact: Liz Huether at email@example.com.
Club: Pride Club (Gay-Straight Alliance)
The Pride club is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQI+ and straight students to support one another, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice. The group will meet in room 801 the First and Last Friday of every month starting 7:30 a.m. Questions? Contact: Brittney Cunningham, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakfast and Lunch Key Points for Students
For 8th and 9th grades - Charging is not allowed – students are not allowed to have a negative balance when paying for any food. Please make sure you have a way of paying for your meal. To make a complete meal please take a FULL serving of fruit or vegetable. If not, you may be sent back or charged separately for all menu items. Students on the Free/Reduced Lunch Program may also eat breakfast for free or reduced price. If you have specific questions, you may email email@example.com.
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://business.facebook.com/WaukeePVS/. LIKE our page and adjust notifications to see more from Prairieview.
A Sub-Organization of Rotary for students in grades 8-12. This organization is student-led. We focus on building partnerships with businesses, learn skills beneficial to future careers, focus on service learning. We do service projects in our schools, community, with the local rotary club, and also internationally. We have guest speakers come in once a month. Students can also learn about other rotary opportunities such as youth exchange, youth leadership awards/camp, etc. Lastly, we have lots of fun! This club is open to any PV student and will meet bi-weekly in room 215. Stay tuned for the announcements for the first meeting date. Contact Frau Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Club: 9th Grade Large Group Speech Team
The Iowa High School Speech Association allows groups of students to compete in large group theatrical events (One Act Play, Ensemble Acting, Improvisation, Musical Theatre, and more) as well as speaking-based events (Radio Broadcasting, Short Film, TV News, and more). This activity is open to all 9th graders. Recruitment occurs in October, with competitions in January and February. Schedule varies based on which competitive events you are placed in. Rehearsals may occur at Prairieview, Timberline, or at WHS - varies per event. FIRST Kick-Off Meeting: Thursday, October 12th, 3-5pm Theatre Arts Center at PV (location subject to change). Research more at our website: http://www.waukeeactivities.org/speech-team-grade-9/. Contact: Kelly Thompson, email@example.com.
Activity: High school Mock Trial
9th Grade/High School Mock Trial: Mock Trial is a great way to build public speaking skills, collaborate with other students in a team environment, and learn about careers such as being an attorney, actor, crime scene investigator, or in law enforcement. This program meets at Waukee High School after school starting in November. Contact: Ben Hicks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activity: Thespian Troupe #1451
Thespian Troupe #1451 is a proud member of the International Thespian Society; students are invited to join this honor society based on active and notable involvement in the Waukee 9th-12th grade Speech/Theatre Department. Freshmen can earn an invitation at the end of their 9th grade year and are also welcome to join us on our annual trip to the Iowa Thespian Festival, Nov. 9-11, at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. There are no regular meetings. Learn more about Thespians, how to become a Thespian, and the Iowa Thespian Festival trip at http://www.waukeeactivities.org/thespian-society/; please note: Only 52 students will attend the Iowa Thespian Festival. Please see the website for registration tier qualifications. Contact: email@example.com (until October 30th: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Activity: 9th grade play, Spring 2018
An opportunity for 9th grade students to put on a full theatrical production! Watch for details starting in February 2018 for the play, which will be performed in the Theatre Arts Center May 3 and 4. Contact: Nathan Jorgensen, email@example.com.
Phone numbers for Prairieview
Add this number to your contacts: 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.