Prairieview School Bulletin for Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Silver Cord: Freshmen start Nov. 15!
All ninth graders are invited to participate in the Silver Cord Program starting Nov. 15! This optional program recognizes students for community service throughout their high school years. Ninth graders are already registered on our new website at www.waukeesilvercord.org and can login with their Waukee Schools username and password. For program details, please review our handbook here or by searching "silver cord" at waukeeschools.org. Students can begin volunteering and adding hours on Nov. 15. Volunteer service completed before Nov. 15 is not eligible for silver cord hours. Current volunteer opportunities can be found here. Follow Waukee Silver Cord on Facebook and Twitter for new opportunities. Please contact Silver Cord Program Supervisor Sarah Paulsen at email@example.com if you have any questions!
Have an athlete at your home? Bookmark this link
The CIML website is kept up-to-date and this link will show you each day's competitions: https://cimlcentral.org/public/genie/79/school/8/. You may also want to look around that site for full schedules and details of your student's sports events. Families, if your student is in Waukee athletics, the coach for each team should be communicating with students and families about games/meets and times and locations etc. Please reach out to your student's coach(es) as your first point of contact if you have questions. Feel free to share this link with family or friends who like to support your students!
Sign up now for softball!
Waukee High School softball sign ups are here! All 8th-12th grade girls interested in playing softball this summer, please complete this form: http://tinyurl.com/2019waukeesoftball.
End-of-the-day pick up
In our continued effort to keep our students safe, please consider changing the manner in which you drop off and pick up your student at Prairieview. We know that many cars get “stuck” on University Avenue unable to turn into our drive. This creates a safety risk to vehicles that are traveling on University Avenue as well as to students who are entering and exiting those same vehicles that have yet to turn onto our drive. We ask you to please take a look at this map. The map outlines in great detail, and in color, where parking and waiting for students is permitted and where it is not permitted. Please note that you should never at any time be parked on University Avenue. There are three parking lots surrounding Prairieview that can be used as waiting areas for students. We have also outlined four exits near those parking areas. Feel free to pull into any empty parking spot while waiting for your student to be dismissed from school if the permitted areas (single lane) on the drive surrounding the school is filled. We encourage you to remind your student to use the designated crosswalks for their safety. We send this with the sincerest hope that we can make student drop off and pick up a safe and smooth process.
APEX Showcase at the WILC on Dec. 10
We cordially invite staff and families to visit our Waukee APEX Showcase and 5-Year Celebration on Monday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center. The APEX student associates teamed with our business partners to plan interactive displays perfect for all ages to share their project work from the semester in a fun way. We will also have colleges attending from across the state as well as local businesses and clubs setting up information tables that evening — a unique opportunity to gather college and career information! This night is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us! Directions to the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center: http://www.waukeeapex.org/directions
To report an absence, late arrival or early pick-up
For any information related to whether or what time your student will be at school, please leave a voicemail on our Attendance Line: 515-987-2757. Save that in your phone as it is the number you will need most often. If you have an urgent absence come up and you will be at Prairieview less than 30 minutes after your call, call Jeni Adams, student services secretary, who handles student records and all attendance issues, at 515-987-2772. If you have questions or concerns that are not related to an appointment, tardiness, leaving school early or an absence, call Hope Johnson, building secretary at 515-987-2770.
Procedures for picking up students, dropping off items
When picking up a student early for dismissal, parents need to come into the office to see the secretary in the front office. This is part of our system to keep students safe. Also, please tell your students to pick up their passes in the morning or during passing periods if they know they are leaving. This helps with not having to disturb classroom learning to distribute dozens of passes each day. If you choose to drop off items your students forgot to bring, please put the item on the shelf under the TV in the front office, label it with your student's name and text your child to come pick it up. We know that students often learn best when they experience the natural consequences of their lack of preparation but we understand that once in a while parents bail them out. Thank you for helping your students develop these essential life skills.
Order your 18-19 PV yearbook today!
Have you ordered a yearbook for this year yet??? If not, you're gonna want to do so before March because this year's book is gonna be awesome! The cost is $30 on RevTrak. Go to "School Payments," then "Prairieview" then "Prairieview School Yearbook."
Join PV's Garden Club
Garden Club meets 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in room 615. Questions? Please contact Joann McConeghy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tabletop Gamers and Chess Club: Thursdays
Tabletop Gamers and Chess Club is a space to play chess, board games, card games, roleplaying games, dice games, or handhelds. We meet Thursdays from 2:50 to 3:45 p.m. at Prairieview in Mr. Finken's room (713). It's a casual environment. No sign up needed. Attend whenever you feel like stopping by. Chess boards provided. Bring a game you want to try out, or check out one of ours!
HyperStream Club - open to 9th graders
The Waukee High School HyperStream Club is looking for new members, open to grades 9-12, to help with many technology and career-related projects, competitions, and job shadowing opportunities this year. The club works in the areas of cyber defense, gaming, app development, robotics, graphic design, video production, marketing, communications, community service and many more. No experience necessary to participate. Find out how HyperStream activities and our professional mentors can help you with your future in any career field! Questions? Email Russ Goerend at email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @WHSHyperStream.
Join Warrior Quiz Bowl team!
Warrior Quiz Bowl will meet at Waukee High School Room 661 on Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays opposite early out from 3 to 4 p.m. All 8th and 9th Graders are welcome to join the team! See if you can help defend the title! Questions? Email Coach Jay Winter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Club - Wednesdays during lunch
What: Eat lunch and read in a quiet, comfy space. When: Every Wednesday during all 3 lunches. Where: Mrs. Findlay’s room (804).
When is my lunch?
We will have three lunches this school year, all three will have both 8th and 9th graders. A Lunch will eat before their 4th period class. B Lunch will eat after 4th period and before their 5th period class. C Lunch will eat after their 5th period class. To determine which lunch you will have, you need to know the names of your 4th and 5th period teachers. With those names in mind, please check these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P-bQ70mfo-2vM807H02JMQq5TUYKpwJTYeK23brp8-A/edit?usp=sharing. Given that, we are finding some students whose schedules do not follow the listed options. If your student falls into that case, please email building secretary, Hope Johnson, as email@example.com, or call the main PV office at 515-987-2770, so we can check and adjust the schedule if needed.
Class schedules for Prairieview
All regular schedules are available here on the Prairieview page of the Waukee website. Hint: You may want to bookmark that so you can easily find it when planning appointments.
Parking options for PV student drivers
Unfortunately, we do not have any designated parking available for our students. Spaces that were available for our students in past years will now be reserved for Waukee High School upperclassmen who purchase parking permits. There are not enough spaces for all of the WHS students, even with the addition of a new parking lot. The district recognizes that this causes problems for some of our families, especially those whose students have before- or after-school practices or rehearsals. These families have some options: 1) Students may park at the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center (WILC), 295 SE Ashworth and then board a shuttle to the high school. Details about pick-up times are being worked out. That information will be made available to you as soon as it is determined. 2) Park in a nearby neighborhood. 3) Carpool with upperclassmen on their athletic team/activity group if that's an option. 4) Park together with other team members and walk together.
Waukee Athletic Booster Club
As you may not be aware, Waukee Athletic Booster Club (WABC) is a 501(c)(3) entity (tax deductible) which provides both financial and human resource support to the athletic programs at Waukee High School, Prairieview, Timberline, and 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/Waukee-Athletic-Booster-Club/#/list (Please click the appropriate link - Individual Membership or Business Membership). Memberships starts at $50. Please read the information carefully under each option as certain membership options include family activity passes (to all high school and Prairieview/Timberline events) and concession dollars. If you have any questions, or need guidance in navigating RevTrak, please contact Justin Kelderman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance and good luck to your student this season. GO WAUKEE WARRIORS!
Admission costs for athletics events
The CIML Conference gate admission charges for this school year will be $3 to attend 8th grade events and $4 to attend 9th grade events. Varsity Football games will cost student $6. These prices will apply for both students (K-12) and adults.