Daily Bulletin

Prairieview School Bulletin for Friday, April 16, 2021

Online student pictures — at District Office
Lifetouch school pictures for online students are available for pick up at the District Administration Office, 560 SE University Ave., Waukee, IA 50263, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday - Friday. Families may call ahead at 515-987-5161 to speak to someone about whether they have pictures here to pick up. If you did not purchase school pictures, you can disregard this information.


Athletics: 8th and 9th grade girls - open gym for basketball
Any Northwest girls' basketball player interested in playing basketball next season: Open gyms will be held on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 6 to 7:15 a.m. in the Waukee High School Fieldhouse beginning April 5 and running through the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Guess at sguess@waukeeschools.org.


Event: WCSD Foundation fundraiser
The Waukee Community Schools Foundation will be hosting a virtual fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. The Foundation provides Waukee teachers with classroom grants that encourage teaching innovation in addition to professional development grants. Your support to the Foundation is essential in funding these opportunities for teachers. Details about the Power of We event can be found here: https://e.givesmart.com/events/kVA/


Athletics: 8th grade boys track website - BOOKMARK this!
8th grade track information: bookmark the Prairieview Boys 8th Grade Track Website for easy access.


Special Event: Spoken Word Poetry Workshop
8-12th grade students, staff, and families — A Waukee CSD Spoken Word Poetry Workshop is all set for April 29, 3:30 p.m. at Waukee High School! We will have snacks, water, and a great line-up for those interested. Whether this is your first workshop or you have experience, all are welcome! This is the start of something ... we look forward to seeing you! If you are interested, please fill out this form to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CXBqUiD_hhApsq2GNnZ94803gSYr_voCFY3k9ndjE5M/viewform?ts=6077353d&edit_requested=true. We look forward to seeing you there!


Yearbook purchase deadline extended to May 28!
If you have not ordered one yet, please click here: https://waukee.revtrak.net/school-payments-5/prairieview-school/prairieview-school-yearbooks/. The cost is $32. You will not want to miss out on our beautiful, full-color collection of memories from this past school year. A talented group of students is working hard to photograph, interview, and design all 96 pages for both 8th and 9th grade classes to remember this transformative year. Order yours today so you won't forget! If you have any questions, please email Donny Hughes at dhughes@waukeeschools.org.


Event: Shrek the Musical!
Waukee Theatre Arts is proud to present SHREK THE MUSICAL. Join us for an unforgettable evening of magic, adventure, and romance with all of your favorite characters! “Once upon a time…” in the land of fairy tales, Shrek the ogre lives all alone on his swamp. When his home is invaded by a gaggle of disgruntled fairytale creatures (kicked off of their land by the evil Lord Farquaad), Shrek sets out on a quest to get his swamp back. SHREK THE MUSICAL will be available for streaming April 30 at 7 p.m., May 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and May 2 at 2 p.m. Performances can be viewed using the streaming website ShowTix4U.com. Tickets range in price from $10 for Individuals, $20 for Pairs, and $30 for Families. For more information visit our website: https://sites.google.com/view/whsshrek. Follow Waukee Theatre Arts on Twitter (@WaukTheatreArts), Instagram (@WaukeeTheatreArts), Tik Tok (@WaukeeTheatreArts), and Facebook to get the latest information!


Activities: New club for health occupation students
HOSA is a new club that just started. It stands for health occupations students of America. We are a group for people who are interested in being and/or learning more about the health care system. We encourage anyone in grades 9 through 12 who is interested to come! We meet every Friday at 3:35 p.m. at the Waukee Apex building. Questions? Email Marcus Rodrigues (Leader), rodriguez22728@waukeeschools.org, or deignan24764@waukeeschools.org.


Activities: Tabletop Gamers — Thursdays after school
Join the Tabletop Gamers with reasonable social distancing. It's an open venue for all types of games (chess, card games, dice games, board games, miniature games, roleplaying games, phone/tablet-based strategy games. Join us Thursdays from 3-4:30 PM in Mr. Finken's room (Prairieview 713).


Activities: Art Club online meetings each month
If you are interested in creating, sharing, and discussing art with fellow artists, Art Club is the place for you! We will meet online from 4-4:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: March 11, April 1, April 15, April 29, and May 13. To join, join our google classroom with the code p7lzwco. Sign up information can be found in the posts on our homepage.


Athletics: Planning to play volleyball at Northwest High School?
Students going to Waukee Northwest High School who are interested in playing volleyball next fall, please complete this google form with your information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUgYiFCQUjrio_rVXiheqJiH_Gr_jvcIPQ_2WBfpPN57B1mA/viewform?gxids=7628


IMPORTANT! Please put PV's number in your phone!
Families, Siri does NOT know our phone number! If you have not created a contact in your phone with our correct phone number, 515-987-2770, and you ask Siri to "Call Prairieview," you will get a busy signal. If you call Prairieview, either we will answer the phone or you will be able to leave a voicemail. We think Siri is pulling from some old unofficial website (Yelp or Mapquest maybe?) that has some random phone number that is NOT ours. If you call Prairieview and get a busy signal, you very likely have called a wrong number. PLEASE, right now while you're reading this, put this into your phone contacts: Prairieview School, 655 SE University Ave. Waukee, IA, 50263, 515-987-2770. We have tried to contact any websites we find that have an incorrect phone number for us but don't know when/if it will be fixed. The attendance line number remains 515-987-2757 and is the most efficient way to leave us a message that your student is absent, leaving early or coming late. (Having both those numbers saved in your cell phone is the best way to be sure you can reach us when you need to!)


Student parking at Prairieview -- We don't have any. :(
Students who have a school permit allowing them to drive to school may legally do so, but we do NOT have any designated student parking at our building. PV students may park on neighborhood streets, following local ordinances, and carefully walk to school from there. Please note that PV students are also not allowed to park in the high school parking lots. Those spaces are reserved for Waukee High School staff or for WHS students who have purchased a parking permit from the school for that privilege. PV students who park in the PV staff parking lot in front of our building or in a WHS parking lot have been and will be ticketed. Those tickets include a $25 fine.


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.


9th graders: Silver Cord now open!
Ninth graders are now eligible to participate in the Silver Cord Program. Volunteer time served on or after November 15 can be submitted within 30 days at www.waukeesilvercord.org. Eighth graders are not eligible. For more information, visit https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/silver-cord/. Email silvercord@waukeeschools.org with questions!


Waukee Public Library offers live tutoring
Waukee students can access live tutoring available in English and Spanish from 2 to 11 p.m. to provide homework help for core subjects, including math, science and English language arts through the library's Brainfuse HelpNow. Students may also submit papers to HelpNow's Writing Lab for expert assistance and feedback or collaborate with peers in virtual study spaces. To access these services go to https://waukeepubliclibrary.org/online-library.


Community Education: Chess ONLINE (Ages 6-18) - Levels 1, 2, 3, 4
Learn the game played by kings, queens, presidents, and laureates for centuries. Chess benefits students’ focus, sportsmanship, problem solving, mental fortitude, and more. Co-hosted by National Chess Master and former state champion Nathan Hoover, YEL Online Chess Lessons are immersive, engaging, and rich with content. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Staff. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. Level 1 (Ages 6-12) For beginner students new to chess. W2145.1 ONLINE Mondays, 3:00-4:00 pm January 11-March 1 ONLINE $93 W2145.2 ONLINE Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm January 13-March 3 ONLINE $93 W2145.3 ONLINE Mondays, 3:00-4:00 pm March 8-April 26 ONLINE $93 W2145.4 ONLINE Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm March 10-April 28 ONLINE $93 Level 2 (Ages 6-12) For students with a basic grasp of chess piece movement, capturing, check, and checkmate, but not ready for higher-level lessons. Students will study tactics like pins, skewers, discovered and double checks, back rank mates and more. W2146.1 ONLINE Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm January 12-March 2 ONLINE $93 W2146.2 ONLINE Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 pm January 14-March 4 ONLINE $93 W2146.3 ONLINE Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm March 9-April 27 ONLINE $93 W2146.4 ONLINE Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 pm March 11-April 29 ONLINE $93 Level 3 (Ages 6-18) Intermediate and Advanced Chess Lessons focus on opening variations, endgame practice, move by move analysis and more. W2147.1 ONLINE Mondays, 4:15-5:15 pm January 11-March 1 ONLINE $93 W2147.2 ONLINE Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm January 13-March 3 ONLINE $93 W2147.3 ONLINE Mondays, 4:15-5:15 pm March 8-April 26 ONLINE $93 W2147.4 ONLINE Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm March 10-April 28 ONLINE $93 Level 4 (Ages 6-18) For students with a USCF rating or ChessKid.com rating (fast or slow) of 1200 or more. Class will provide in-depth training on end games (minor piece, King and pawn, Rook, and even Queen endings); openings, and analysis of master-level chess games. W2148.1 ONLINE Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm January 12-March 2 ONLINE $93 W2148.2 ONLINE Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm March 9-April 27 ONLINE $93


Community Education: English as a Second Language
Need help applying to jobs? Studying for a test in English? Interested in improving your English language skills? This class is for you! We welcome any adult (18+) English learners who want to improve their skills in the area of speaking, reading, listening, and writing. The class content will depend on student needs and preferences. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil, and laptop or phone if you have one available. Class taught by Timberline ESL Associate. Instructor: Abigail Kosterman. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. W2101 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. January 26-May 25 (no class 3/16). Timberline School, Rm 310. $21


Community Education: Voice Lessons (Grades 6-12)
Develop your singing voice to its full potential by learning the essential foundations of singing. Sing anything by learning HOW to sing! Students will learn to sing classical art songs and arias in English, Italian, German and/or French while developing their full potential and produce a well-supported, well-focused and freely produced sound. All private lessons are 30 minutes in length, once a week between the dates below. Instructor: Jacqueline Thomson* Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays Between 3:30-7:30 pm January 25-May 27 ONLINE W2116jta ONLINE $231 (8 lessons, January-March) W2116jtb ONLINEbe $231 (8 lessons, March-May) W2116jtc ONLINE $462 (16 lessons) Please contact Jacqueline Thomson to schedule your lessons at (515) 720-5198 or jacquelinetsoprano@gmail.com. *Jacqueline 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.


Community Education: Fencing (Grades 6-12)
New and returning students invited! Join this fast-growing Olympic sport. Each fencing class follows four basic components (“Teach It! Practice It! Move It! Play It!”). Hall of Fame Olympic Fencing Coach Ro Sobalvarro crafts our lessons and curriculum; students pair up and practice the fencing move or concept, rotate partners and repeat; students then participate in fencing matches using only the moves taught so far; 10-15 minutes each class students fence with multiple fencers at their skill level. All equipment provided. Spring sessions include an in-class tournament. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Staff W2150.1 Thursdays, 7:20-8:50 pm January 28-April 1 (no class 2/25, 3/18) South Middle School, Commons $141 W2150.2 Thursdays, 7:20-8:50 pm April 8-May 27 South Middle School, Commons $141


Community Education: Jazz Piano Lessons (Grades 7-12)
This course will explore the beginning fundamentals of playing jazz piano. Topics covered include basic jazz piano voicings, understanding and interpreting chord changes, basic functional harmony, application of voicings to the blues and other tunes as deemed appropriate by the instructor, and beginning melodic transcription. The required text for this course is Phil DeGregg's Jazz Keyboard Harmony. For students in grades 7-12. All private lessons are 45 minutes in length; total of 12 lessons. Lessons taught by Grant Ragan/Waukee Elementary music teacher. Please contact Rishi Kolusu first for availability at rkolusu@waukeeschools.org Instructor: Rishi Kolusu Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, between 5:00-8:00 pm January 4-April 29 ONLINE W2141rk (12 lessons) ONLINE $444.00


Community Education: Guitar ONLINE (Ages 10-15) - Levels 1, 2, 3
Take up a brand new instrument and learn basic chords, notes, and maybe even some famous rock solos. Students will need to purchase the Hal Leonard Guitar Method book, available at Amazon.com and other online outlets. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Staff. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. Level 1 (Ages 10-15) For beginner students new to guitar. W2151.1 ONLINE Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm January 12-March 2 ONLINE $139 W2151.2 ONLINE Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm March 9-April 27 ONLINE $139 Level 2 (Ages 12-15) For students who have completed Level 1. We continue the musical journey, learning more notes on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th strings; more chord options; and more songs. W2152.1 ONLINE Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm January 13-March 3 ONLINE $139 W2152.2 ONLINE Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm March 10-April 28 ONLINE $139 Level 3 (Ages 12-15) For students who have completed Levels 1 and 2. We will introduce new concepts like pentatonic scales, mini-solos, riffs of popular songs and more. W2153 ONLINE Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 pm March 11-April 29 ONLINE $139


Cpommunity Education: ROBLOX Studio: Programming & Game Development (Ages 9-15)
Calling all ROBLOX users! Join in with millions of gamers and immerse yourself in your own 3D world! ROBLOX Studio is a 3D-based program that uses physics, LUA programming and individual creativity to build a world around you and your avatar - unlike any other software. This course will guide students through concepts such as beginner physics, LUA programming and game development. Students in this course will build and publish their multiplayer game to share with friends and family! Class is online, on-demand and available to access anytime within the designated date range, once a student is registered. Total class time covers 24 hours of instruction & activities. Instructor: Youth Tech Inc. Staff. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. W2162.1 ONLINE January 4-March 12 (register/access class anytime within this period) Schedule Varies ONLINE $125 W2162.2 ONLINE March 22-May 28 (register/access class anytime within this period) Schedule Varies ONLINE $125


Community Education: (NEW) Java Script Coding (Grades 5-10)
Your child will learn to code in JavaScript as they solve fun puzzles! Your child will build their own projects, stories, and have an awesome portfolio of JavaScript games, including Snake, Breakout, Pong and Geometry Dash. Pre-requisite needed of either Coding 100/Coding 200 or prior coding knowledge. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Staff. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. W2122.1 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm February 4-25 ONLINE $145 W2122.2 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm March 4-25 ONLINE $145 W2122.3 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm April 1-22 ONLINE $145


Community Education: (NEW) Coding (Grades 5-10) - Animation
Your child will explore the basics of animation, drawing their own characters and bringing them to life with code. They'll create a portfolio of animated games, cartoon strips, music videos and interactive worlds. Pre-requisite needed of either Coding 100/Coding 200 or prior coding knowledge. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Staff W2121.1 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm February 4-25 ONLINE $145 W2121.2 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm March 4-25 ONLINE $145 W2121.3 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm April 1-22 ONLINE $145


Community Education: (NEW) Coding (Grades 3 & up) - 200 Level
A continuation of the Coding 100 Level class, digging deeper into programming through video game creation and animation design. Get familiar with designing 2D video games from start to finish, including animated players, and sound effects! Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Staff W2120.1 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm February 4-25 ONLINE $145 W2120.2 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm March 4-25 ONLINE $145 W2120.3 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm April 1-22 ONLINE $145


Community Education: (NEW) Coding (Grades 3 & up) - 100 Level
Your child will be introduced to programming through video game creation and animation design. Get familiar with designing 2D video games from start to finish, including animated players, and sound effects! Your child may continue on to the 200-level courses. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Staff W2119.1 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm February 4-25 ONLINE $145 W2119.2 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm March 4-25 ONLINE $145 W2119.3 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm April 1-22 ONLINE $145


Community Education: Graphic Design (Ages 9-17)
This session will cover the basics of digital photography as well as key concepts in the world of graphic design. Students enrolled in this course will take photos, and learn how to manipulate images using powerful image editing software to create the image that they envision. Class is online, on-demand and available to access anytime within the designated date range, once a student is registered. Total class time covers 24 hours of instruction & activities. Instructor: Youth Tech Inc. Staff. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/ W2158.1 ONLINE January 4-March 12 (register/access class anytime within this period) Schedule Varies ONLINE $125 W2158.2 ONLINE March 22-May 28 (register/access class anytime within this period) Schedule Varies ONLINE $125


Community Education: Application Design (Ages 9-17)
This class offers students a hands-on look at the world of application design and development. This interactive course will instruct students about the design and development of applications. Students will design their own app, which can be shared with friends and family members with an Apple or Android device. Class is online, on-demand and available to access anytime within the designated date range, once a student is registered. Content includes 24 Total class time covers 24 hours of instruction & activities. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. Instructor: Youth Tech Inc. Staff W2157.1 ONLINE January 4-March 12 (register/access class anytime within this period) Schedule Varies ONLINE $125 W2157.2 ONLINE March 22-May 28 (register/access class anytime within this period) Schedule Varies ONLINE $125


Community Education: Video Game Design & Development (Ages 10-17)
This course provides students with a fun, interactive look at the world of video game design and development. Students enrolled in this camp will learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive video games to share with their friends and family. Each student will work on their own computer and produce games personalized to their interests. Class is online, on-demand and available to access anytime within the designated date range, once a student is registered. Total class time covers 24 hours of instruction & activities. Instructor: Youth Tech Inc. Staff. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. W2163.1 ONLINE January 4-March 12 (register/access class anytime within this period) Schedule Varies ONLINE $125 W2163.2 ONLINE March 22-May 28 (register/access class anytime within this period) Schedule Varies ONLINE $125


Community Education: (NEW) Python Coding (Grades 5-10)
Python is where it's at! Your child will learn Python syntax and programming logic as they solve fun puzzles. They'll build their own projects, stories and an awesome portfolio of Python games, including Connect 4, Snake and Tetris. Pre-requisite needed of either Coding 100/Coding 200 or prior coding knowledge. Instructor: Sylvan Learning Staff. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. W2123.1 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm February 4-25 ONLINE $145 W2123.2 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm March 4-25 ONLINE $145 W2123.3 ONLINE Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm April 1-22 ONLINE $145


Community Education: (NEW) Babysitting Basics (Grades 5-12)
Learn how to be a responsible and caring babysitter that parents will love to hire! Participants will learn about basic first aid, how to respond in emergencies, how to care for/entertain infants and young children, and the role and responsibilities of a good babysitter. This four-session course is for youth in 5th grade and above, and includes a babysitter manual, first aid kit, and diaper to use for practice. This class is facilitated by educators from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County. Note: registration deadline is 10 days prior. Instructor: ISU Extension Staff. Registration opens Dec. 11. Register at https://communityed.waukeeschools.org/classes/. W2112.3 ONLINE Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm April 12-May 3 ONLINE $18


Activities: Join STEM Club online Tuesdays at 4
We strive to provide interactive and engaging opportunities that further develop students’ interests in the STEM workforce. Members are recognized for outstanding achievement through competitions and interest projects. Students can absorb new and exciting information through current event articles and guest speakers. Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 4:00 pm on Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/nuz-nycz-xrs For students in 8th-12th grade For more information…. Contact our President at varshanallabirudu@gmail.com Contact our Teacher Advisors at hshowalter@waukeeschools.org & jdodds@waukeeschools.org


Prairieview bell schedules
All the bell schedules, including Early Outs, can be found at this link: https://prairieview.waukeeschools.org/overview/class-schedule/


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.


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


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