Activity Passes are Now Available for the 2018-19 School Year.

Activity passes are now available for the 2018-19 school year. Activity Pass and Golden Hawk order forms can be found on the activities website under quick links.


Click to order your passes today. To receive a Golden Hawk Pass you must be 62 years of age and a resident of the College Community School District.

Passes are ready by the first football game and family passes are given to the oldest child. Send the completed form and payment to:

Prairie High School
Attention: School Store
401 76th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Activity passes are a great value for families and students.  The cost of paying for each event separately adds up (see chart below).

Current prices for the passes are for All Drama, Musical & Athletic Events:

K-4 Students $50.00
5-6 Students $55.00
7-12 Students $60.00
Adult single $90.00
Family $165.00

High School Athletic Events
Adult Admission:
Football $ 6.00
Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling $ 5.00
Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Track $ 5.00
9th grade $ 3.00

Student Admission:
Football $ 5.00
Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling $ 4.00
Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Track $ 4.00
9th grade $ 2.00

High School Music Events (including concerts)
Adult General Admission $ 6.00
Student General Admission $ 5.00
High School Drama Events
Adult General Admission $ 6.00
Student General Admission: $5.00

Jennifer McDonnell Named Principal at Prairie Creek

College Community Schools is pleased to announce that Jennifer McDonnell has been named Principal at Prairie Creek Intermediate School pending Board approval. She replaces Eric Townsley who was recently named the Director of Technology for the College Community School District.

McDonnell, a native of Bernard, Iowa, recently served as the Associate Principal at Prairie Creek. Some of her responsibilities last year included the development of a system of support for the social and emotional needs of students, supervision and schedules, parent and student support, staff professional learning.

During her tenure as Associate Principal, McDonnell created a system of response to support student’s social and emotional needs.  She also was responsible for creating and implementing strategies to create a positive culture and a safe environment for students.

“Jen is a leader who brings a great deal of experience in staff development and family outreach,” said College Community Superintendent Douglas Wheeler. “Additionally, Jen has been instrumental in the development of current school improvement and staff development strategies at Creek. Jen’s knowledge, skills and attributes are a great fit to lead Creek to greater levels of success for our students.”

Prior to Prairie Creek McDonnell spent 16 years with the Cedar Rapids School District where she was served in a variety of leadership roles. She was a Learning Supports Facilitator for the District, an Administrative Facilitator at Harding Middle School, and an At-Risk Facilitator with Harrison Elementary School.

McDonnell earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Arts Degree in Education Policy and Leadership Studies from the University of Iowa.

“It gives me great pleasure to serve as Principal of Prairie Creek Intermediate,” said McDonnell. “This opportunity will support the school’s growth and continuation of efforts to meet the needs of all students. This past year the Creek staff began a journey to create a predictable school environment and next we year we are excited to add to that work as we focus on the individual student experience. I value the relationships established over the past year and cannot wait to welcome back the 6th grade students and meet the new 5th graders. I will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible experiences at Prairie Creek Intermediate.”

Register Today to Volunteer at Prairie Schools for 2018-19

Volunteers play an important role in the success of our Prairie students! Volunteers are our greatest resource!  In order to volunteer in any of our Prairie schools during the 2018-2019 school year,  volunteers must CLICK HERE to register.

Volunteers are required to have an approved volunteer registration form on file for each school year.  You only have to complete this short form once per school year and please remember that you must be a registered volunteer to attend field trips with your child.

As part of this process, all potential volunteers will be checked against a national sex offender data base and have a criminal background check performed.

Programs are in place for Prairie High School and Point students to volunteer in other buildings.  Students will start the process by speaking with their Guidance Counselor once school is in session.

Again, please CLICK HERE to register.

If you have questions, please contact District Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy Waychoff, by email at or by phone at 319-848-5224.

College Community Announces Web Based Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Parents and Guardians:

College Community Nutritional Services announces web based free and reduced meal applications via EZMealApp.  EZMealApp provides users with a convenient, private, and secure method of submitting applications for free and reduced-priced meals.

A link to the online meal application will be included in the online registration process or can also be accessed by following the link below beginning on July 2, 2018:

CLICK HERE for the online application.

If you do not have access to a computer or would prefer to complete a paper copy of the application, please contact Virginia Scott, Nutritional Services by phone: 319-848-5337 or email:

Nutritional Services can mail or email an application form upon request.  Application forms may also be picked up from Nutritional Services at Prairie Hill Elementary.  Application forms may also be printed by visiting: Click on Resources.  Click on Forms. Click on Iowa Eligibility and Fee Waiver Application.

Ginny Scott
Director of Nutritional Services
College Community Schools 


Busing Information Now Available

Parents and Guardians:

​Your child’s busing information for the 2018-19 school year is now available online.  Please utilize Campus Portal and your username and password for viewing your child’s busing information.

Please keep in mind that routes do change so your child’s busing information might be different than last year. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you take a look at your information ​now to verify if everything is correct.

Daycare, High School and Open Enrolled busing must be set up every year as it does not carry over. If you need to set up daycare, high school or open enrolled transportation, please visit ​the transportation page at:

  • Click Resources 
  • Click on Transportation

Please contact the transportation office at 319-848-5204 if you have any questions.

Transportation Department
College Community Schools

College Community Names Eric Townsley as Technology Director

The College Community School District did not have to look far for its next Director of Technology. Eric Townsley, currently the Principal at Prairie Creek Intermediate School, will become the new Technology Director for the College Community School District beginning July 1, 2018 pending board approval. He replaces Craig Barnum who took an administrative leadership position in the Cedar Rapids School District.

“I am very excited to be named the Director of Technology for College Community Schools,” said Townsley. “College Community has always been on the forefront of technology and I am a strong believer that our district will continue to provide our students and staff with the tools necessary to learn at high levels. Having been a building principal, I understand the important role technology plays as we prepare our students for post-secondary success.”

During Townsley’s tenure at Creek he was involved in a variety of leadership initiatives. He helped lead the 1:1 lap top initiative for all 5th and 6th graders, implemented structures to help elementary students transition into Creek, and lead curriculum work through technology usage included blended learning. In the summer of 2015 Townsley taught Technology for School Leaders for the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Northern Iowa.

“Eric has a great balance of educational leadership and a background that includes an educational technology degree, said Superintendent John Speer. “We are excited to have Eric lead our efforts as we infuse the use of technology into the classroom and prepare students for post school success.”

Townsley holds a Master’s Degree in educational leadership from the University of Northern Iowa and a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science and secondary math education at Wartburg College.

The process to identify a building principal at Creek will begin immediately.

Thank You Prairie Volunteers!

We are fortunate to have the help of wonderful volunteers at Prairie Schools.  In the 2017-18 school year, we had 1314 active volunteers giving 15,192  hours in support of our students and staff.  Thank you all for your dedication to the education of Prairie kids!

Each year every Prairie building selects one person or group who has shared their time and talents and made a difference at their schools.  These outstanding volunteers were  recognized at the End of School All Staff Assembly on June 5th.  Congratulations to –

Allie Day– Prairie Edge
Giovanni Johnson – Prairie High School
Lisa Bourgeous – Prairie Point Middle School & 9th Grade Academy
Brooke Arp – Prairie Creek Intermediate
Jennifer Bunge– Prairie Crest Elementary
Nancy Zahn – Prairie Heights Elementary
Katie Pesek – Prairie Hill Elementary
Heather Miller – Prairie Ridge Elementary
Donna Loney – Prairie View Elementary

2018 Governor’s Award Recipients
Sylvia Peterson will receive the 2018 Governor’s Individual Award for Volunteer Service for her work with College Community Schools and the Johnson County Cattlemen’s Association will receive the 2018 Governor’s Group Award for Volunteer Service.  Congratulations to all of our wonderful volunteers!

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