America Reads

Come and Read at Prairie!

“America Reads – Reading is Contagious” is a challenge to improve literacy in elementary and intermediate school age children.  We all know how important reading is in a child’s education and a great way to model reading is being a guest reader on America Reads day!

America Reads will be observed at all five Prairie elementary buildings and Prairie Creek Intermediate on Friday, October 26th.  This will be a fun day featuring guest readers sharing their favorite books with our students.  Last year we welcomed 659 special reading guests on our campus to celebrate the sharing of reading.

Please consider joining us as a guest reader! If you have elementary or intermediate aged children and want to read in their classrooms, please contact your child’s teacher for their schedule.  If you don’t have a connection to a particular classroom, we will find a place for you. Contact our District Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy Waychoff, at 848-5224 or by email at to sign up.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the students at Prairie schools!

JA Volunteers Needed!

Are you looking for a fun way to be involved in your child’s classroom?  For as little as 45 minutes a week, for 5-6 weeks, YOU can make a difference in the lives of young people in our community.  Junior Achievement provides fun, hands-on activities to teach kids about financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. 

 All of the materials come ready to go in a kit, along with a detailed step by step lesson guide to follow.  It is easy and fun!  Our local JA Education Manager is happy to train new volunteers.

 The JA program is JA Economics for Success and will begin on or around October 29th.  If you are interested, contact Angie Ward

Campus Roads Closed during Homecoming Parade

Campus Roads Closed during Homecoming Parade

Prairie’s 2018 Homecoming is Friday, September 21. The homecoming parade will take place on the Prairie campus this Friday starting at 2:00 pm. The parade route will start at Prairie Hill Elementary and end at Prairie High School. Due to the parade route, campus roads will be closed from 1:003:00 pm with no school access.  The buildings that are effected will be Hill, View, Ridge, and Creek.

We appreciate your patience and understanding regarding our homecoming parade. We want to provide safe viewing areas for all to enjoy the parade as we are expecting 6,000-8,000 students and visitors.

Creek School Store Homecoming Gear!

Homecoming is next week!! (9/17/18-9/21/18) Stop by the school store to purchase your Prairie apparel and spirit gear! Get ready to cheer on the Prairie Hawks Friday, September 21st! The Creek school store is open daily 7:30 am-10:30 am and 1:00 pm-3:30 pm.

Arm Sleeves (Orange & Black) : $10.00 Arm Sleeves (Camo) : $16.00 Pom Pom: 2 for $2.50 Socks: $11.00 Foam Fingers: $3.00 Necklaces: 2 for $.50 Orange Headbands: $3.00 Camo Headbands: $10.00 Wigs: $6.00 Sunglasses: $3.00 Necklace: $10.00 Hats: $15.00

Many more items are available in the school store! Come check it out!

Prairie Creek Chess Club

Come Join the Chess Club starting Monday, September 17th! The Chess Club is open to ALL students and meets Mondays after school until 4:30 pm. There are no fees required to join and all chess sets, handouts, and instructional material are provided through a generous donation from the Prairie Foundation. Click on the link below for more information on how to register!

Prairie Creek Chess Club Registration (1)


We are excited to announce the opening of the Volunteer Room at Prairie Creek! The Volunteer Room is a great way for parents, grandparents, community members, and friends to get involved and help our teachers and students! Drop in Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 am-2:30 pm and help prepare projects for Prairie Creek staff so they have more instructional time with your kids. Complete the online volunteer registration form at under community and volunteer.  For more information contact Kathy Waychoff at 319-848-5224.





Creek Color Run

Color Run packets are being sent home with students for our only fundraiser of the year. 100% of this money stays at Prairie Creek and directly benefits your children and their education. This is our 5th year hosting the Color Run and the students love the event! Packets are  due back September 27th to get prizes and t-shirts ordered for the Color Run on October 5th.

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