Daily Bulletin

Prairieview School Bulletin for Sunday, September 27, 2020

Looking for grades? Look in PowerSchool!
With the use of Canvas as our Learning Management System, we'd like to clarify where to look for information as you monitor student learning from home. -PowerSchool is still the reporting tool for grades. While Canvas has a grading feature, it is not where we report final grades. The official grade is posted in PowerSchool. -Canvas is a hub for learning activities, class resources, and assignments. Work can be turned in to teachers through Canvas. -Any work that needs to be turned in for a grade or feedback should be listed in the Assignments section of Canvas.


Activities: 9th graders can sign up for Best Buddies performance
The Winter Best Buddies performance is looking for helpers in grades 9-12! The Best Buddies scene is an awesome opportunity for everyone to shine on stage. Buddies will be cast in the scene, and assigned a helper to assist with blocking and reading of the script. Those not involved in the Buddies program, don't worry! We have room for you too. *Registration is due Friday, October 2nd. Please don't hesitate to contact waukeethespians@gmail.com with any questions you may have! Sign up now with this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXv_FO62lOSFT9O4uUQLJqffHxApD8I9erwPYxkiciQbzBSg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7757


Online Student Picture Day!
Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waukee Innovation & Learning Center – 295 SE Ashworth Road, Waukee. The online picture order form is here: https://waukeeschools.org/app/uploads/2020/09/Waukee-Cmty-School-District-Online-Learners-3.pdf No sign-up required.


Activities: Art Club, Sept. 24!
Art Club will meet ONLINE from 4 to 4:30 the following Thursdays: Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 10. Art Club is open to all 8th and 9th graders. You do not need to be taking an art class to participate in this club! In Art Club, you will have the opportunity to improve your own artistic skill set, collaborate with peers to enrich our school community through artistic expression, and discuss and share contemporary artists and resources. Students, check your PV Students Announcements in Canvas for details on how to join the online class.


School Pictures going home with students Thursday, Sept. 24.
Photos taken Sept. 11 are being handed out during PLAN on Thursday, Sept. 24. Photo packets include additional ordering information. In-person retake day is set for Oct. 21. Online Student Picture Day is scheduled for Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waukee Innovation & Learning Center – 295 SE Ashworth Road, Waukee. The online picture order form is here: https://waukeeschools.org/app/uploads/2020/09/Waukee-Cmty-School-District-Online-Learners-3.pdf No sign-up required.


PV library info
As the start of this school year has been very different we want you to know library resources are available both online and in person! We will be learning and reviewing how to access materials in a variety of ways. We would also like to provide options for returning materials from last school year. To make it as convenient as possible, we want you to know that you may drop off your library books at any Waukee Community School District building and the items will get returned to the proper location.


Athletics: 9th grade girls basketball - sign up!
Any 9th grade girl who plans to play basketball this season needs to sign up in the back office. There is a sign-up sheet located on the counter. Online students who want to play should email Todd Schneiter at tschneiter@waukeeschools.org.


Athletics: Waukee Athletic Booster Club
As we are now in our fall sports season, we wanted to remind parents of the Waukee Athletic Booster Club (WABC). If you have already donated and are already a member of the WABC, thank you for your support. The WABC provides both financial and human resource support to the athletic programs at Waukee High School, Prairieview, Timberline, and the Middle schools. The Booster Club assists the athletic programs with equipment, uniforms, supplies and facility enhancements. Your support is imperative to the success of Waukee athletics. Please view membership options on RevTrak at https://waukee.revtrak.net/wab/#/list (Please click the appropriate link - Individual Membership or Business Membership). Please read the information carefully under each option. One key item to note that is different – Activity Passes are not available for any events due to restrictions on fan attendance this year. However, the option to donate to a team is still available. Thank you in advance for your support and GO WAUKEE WARRIORS! Waukee Athletic Booster Club


Waukee Middle School Yearbooks distributed
Waukee Middle School Yearbooks were distributed to PLAN teachers and were handed out on Thursday morning, Sept. 16, to those who ordered WMS yearbooks last year. Online students, you may pick up your yearbooks at the Prairieview office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on school days. If you think you ordered a WMS yearbook and did not receive it, email kmendenhall@waukeeschools.org.


Athletics: 8th Grade Wrestling Sign Up
We are excited about the opportunity to work with your athlete this fall. Athletes interested in participating in wrestling this year should sign up in the back office. All wrestlers will need a current athletic physical and concussion form on file before practice begins Monday, October 19th. Questions, please contact Chris Lansink at clansink@waukeeschools.org.


Still need a PV yearbook? See Mr. Hughes in 711!
The first set of Prairieview yearbooks has been distributed to those who have purchased them. If your current 9th grade student purchased one, but you did not receive it, they are available for pick-up in Mr. Hughes’ room, room 711. Some students were overlooked in PLAN groups, so there is a possibility your book could still be with Mr. Hughes. If you’d like to purchase one of the extras because you didn’t order one in the Spring, you can also visit Mr. Hughes’ room to purchase one. There are more than enough for those on the waitlist and not on the waitlist, so stop by and pick up yours! You can purchase one for $30 with cash or check made out to Waukee Community School District. Online students who purchased a yearbook can pick it up in the front office between 9 and 3:30 on weekdays. You can email one of the secretaries to ensure your name is on the list before you drive in, hjohnson@waukeeschools.org or jadams@waukeeschools.org.


Activities: GSA Fridays at 7:30 a.m.
GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) meets Fridays 7:30-7:50 in Mrs. Winston's room (across from the gym). Couldn't make the first meeting? No worries! You're always welcome. We can't wait to see you!


Activities: 9th graders: Join FBLA!
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA): 9th graders, it’s not too late to join. Plan to attend one of the upcoming meetings: Thursday, Sept. 24, @ 3:30 p.m. in WHS Cafeteria, Friday, Sept. 25, @ 7:30 a.m. in Rm 460B @ WHS, or Friday, Sept. 25, @ 3:30 p.m. via Google Meet - meet.google.com/bgr-muku-ufy.


#GiveLove and senior yard signs available!
The Waukee Community Schools Foundation is offering a new round of yard sign sales! Class of 2021 senior signs will be available, along with #GiveLove sign to families who do not have a senior student. Here is the link to RevTrak: https://waukee.revtrak.net/yard-signs/#/list Sales open Wednesday, Sept. 16 and close Wednesday, Sept. 30. Distribution/pickup will be Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 4-7 at South Middle School.


WHS Crowd Shirts For Sale
The WHS Competition Cheer Team is selling Crowd T-shirts as a fundraiser for their national competition. Adult sizes are $12 and children sizes are $10. Here is the link to use to purchase the t-shirts: https://waukee.revtrak.net/competition-cheerleading/ Cheerleaders will deliver your order to you. Thank you for supporting Waukee Competition Cheerleading!!! GO Warriors!!!


9-12 Waukee Theatre Arts Kick-Off Video
The 9-12 Theatre Arts / Speech Kick-Off Meeting is going virtual this year! Watch THIS VIDEO (https://youtu.be/9-Zco5xTnzQ) to learn more about all of the different Speech and Theatre events for the year and how YOU can get involved.


9-12 Waukee Theatre Arts/Speech Newsletter
Don't miss out on any theatre and speech opportunities this year! Sign up to receive the Waukee Theatre Arts / Speech bi-weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date on everything happening with 9-12 Waukee Theatre Arts. Add your email to the list by visiting this link: https://tinyurl.com/wta2021news.


Athletics: Try out for winter cheer!
Winter Cheerleading Tryouts: All students in grades 9-12 are invited to try out for the 2020-21 winter cheer squads. Cheer clinics will be held on October 20th & 21st from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wrestling Room at Waukee High School. Students will learn the tryout cheer, dance and jumps at the clinics. Tryouts will be held on Thursday, October 22nd in both the WHS Wrestling Room & Multi-purpose Room. Check-in will begin at 3:30. Registration packets should be picked up in WHS Room 736 & in the main offices at Prairieview & Timberline beginning October 5th. Please email Head Coach Sarah Rabinowitz (srabinowitz@waukeeschools.org) if you have any questions.


Athletics: Open gym for 9th girls basketball
Open gyms for girls basketball players in grades 9-12 started Tuesday, September 15. Open gym will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6 to 7:15 a.m. in the Waukee HS Fieldhouse. Players will not have access to the locker rooms and masks are required. If you have any questions, email sguess@waukeeschools.org.


Silver Cord
Silver Cord is an optional program that recognizes students for volunteer service. Ninth graders can begin the program on November 15. More information will be emailed to families this fall and discussed during PLAN. Please note that volunteer time served by ninth graders on or after November 15 will be eligible for silver cord hours. Eighth graders are not eligible to participate. For more information, visit https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/silver-cord/. Email silvercord@waukeeschools.org with questions!


Need to talk with a PV counselor?
Students, to talk with one of Prairieivew's counselots, please complete this form. This system will help us manage how many people are in the office at once ad help students in a timely manner. Families, only students may complete this form. If you have a concern about your student, please email your student's counselor or call the school if it's more urgent.


Activity: 8th grade mock trial!
8th Graders: Join the mock trial team! Mock Trial is an after school activity where students learn about our legal system by acting out a court case in a competition with other schools. Students can be lawyers or witnesses and it is a great way to work on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Best of all you can make new friends and work as a team! Mock Trial is open to all in person and online 8th grade students. Mock Trial for 9th grade will start later in the year. Look for more information coming soon about our first meeting.


Where else to find announcements
Students, you will also find announcements like these in Canvas. In the "Prairieview Students" course, click on Announcements.


Technology help
First, if you can access this link, work through these options: https://sites.google.com/waukeeschools.org/itknowledgebase/home/software/wcsd-software-center?authuser=0 After trying that, or if you're unable to reach that link, call the helpline at 515-987-2775. It is managed between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please note we will get to your call as soon as we can, you may receive a voicemail which will be routed through our ticketing system and be handled by one of our team members.


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