College Community School District Seeking Executive Director of Human Resources and Equity

The College Community School District is seeking an Executive Director of Human Resources and Equity. Position available January 15, 2019.  Anticipated start date will be between January 15, 2019 and July 1, 2019, depending on the availability of the highest quality candidate. Closing date: 12/7/2018.

CLICK HERE to complete online application or visit our district website,

Heights Socktober Event Helps Local Shelter

In the month of October, students at Prairie Heights Elementary School participated in Socktober, collecting socks to donate to the Willis Dady Homeless Shelter. On Friday, November 9, Heights celebrated with an assembly and presentation of 2,227 pairs of socks to a representative from Willis Dady. Way to go Heights students, so many families will be blessed with warm socks this winter.

Salute to Service

Prairie High School hosted a Salute to Service event on Thursday, November 8. The event recognized the service and sacrifice of our community members that served in the United States Armed Forces. The event included a Veterans Social and a formal recognition program in the Concert Hall. The program included:

  • Welcome, Cameron Donovan, PHS Teacher
  • National Anthem, Kaden Schilling, PHS Senior
  • History of Veterans Day, Rob Smith, Post Historian Ely American Legion Post 555
  • John Wall, Dan Bubon, Retired Assoc. Principal PHS
  • Personal Reflections, SFC Marcus Kegley, Recruiting & Retention NCO Iowa Nat. Guard
  • Recognition of Veterans

Check out the VIDEO of our Prairie High School students and staff as they welcomed members who served in the United States Armed Forces as part of their Salute to Service event today.

Thank you for your service!

Let Me Run Fun for Prairie Heights Boys

This weekend our Prairie Heights Let Me Run team participated in their culminating race for the Fall Season. Let Me Run is an after school running program on Tuesdays/Thursdays in the fall and spring. It combines exercise with fun activities and lessons to help boys learn teamwork, build relationship skills, create friendships, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle.

Special thanks to Mr. Feight, Mrs. Almasi, Mr. Achey and all those who supported the 4th grade boys throughout the season.

All State Musicians

FRONT ROW: Caroline Sherman (Senior, French Horn Alternate), Ashley Lappin (Sophomore, Clarinet), Cole Hurley (Sophomore, Tenor), Ellie Rigdon (Senior, Soprano), Huy Nguyen (Junior, Tenor), Payton Kroymann (Junior, Alto), Abby Tiedeman (Senior, Flute Alternate) SECOND ROW: Ryan Neubauer (Junior, Percussion Alternate), Marlee Johnson (Sophomore, Alto), Calvin Chadima (Senior, Bass), Emily Zaehringer (Sophomore, Soprano Alternate), Shaw McDonough (Junior, Bass), Carlo Dannenfelser (Junior, Bassoon) THIRD ROW: Chase Larsson (Senior, Tenor), Karaline Schulte (Junior, Alto Alternate), Kaden Schilling (Senior, Bass), Grant Sullivan (Senior, Tenor), Ashley Kientoff (Senior, Soprano), Max Fare (Junior, Bass), Justin Haren (Junior, Tenor), Amanda Grimm (Sophomore, Alto)

On Saturday, October 20, fifty-one students representing the Prairie High School Music Department traveled to Independence, Iowa, to participate in the annual I.H.S.M.A. 2018 Iowa All-State Music Festival auditions. More than 6,000 students from throughout the state auditioned at one of six district sites. Approximately 17% of the students who audition are selected to perform in the 276-piece All-State Band, the 206-piece All-State Orchestra, or the 601-voice All-State Chorus.

Participants rehearse with acclaimed guest conductors in Ames from November 15-17, followed by the All-State Music Festival’s Final Concert in Hilton Coliseum on the campus of Iowa State University. This final program is recorded by Iowa Public Television and presented numerous times during the holidays.

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Prairie High School in the 2018 Iowa All-State Music Festival:

1st Year All-Staters:
Carlo Dannenfelser – 11 Orchestra, Bassoon
Max Fare – 11 Choir, Bass
Amanda Grimm – 10 Choir, Alto
Justin Haren – 11 Choir, Tenor
Cole Hurley – 10 Choir, Tenor
Marlee Johnson – 10 Choir, Alto
Payton Kroymann – 11 Choir, Alto
Ashley Lappin – 10 Band, Clarinet
Shaw McDonough – 11 Choir, Bass
Huy Nguyen – 11 Choir, Tenor
Ellie Rigdon – 12 Choir, Soprano

2-Year All-Staters:
Calvin Chadima – 12 Choir, Bass
Ashley Kientoff – 12 Choir, Soprano
Chase Larsson – 12 Choir, Tenor
Grant Sullivan – 12 Choir, Tenor
Kaden Schilling – 12 Choir, Bass

Five of our students were selected as ALTERNATES:
Ryan Neubauer – 11 Percussion, 2nd Alternate
Caroline Sherman – 12 French Horn, 1st Alternate
Karaline Schulte – 11 Choir, Alto, 2nd Alternate
Abby Tiedeman – 12 Flute, 1st Alternate
Emily Zaehringer – 10 Choir, Soprano, 2nd Alternate

All-State Choir Soloists: Additionally, Amanda Grimm, Ashley Keintoff, Payton Kroymann, and Ellie Rigdon were selected as solo finalists based on their initial audition! They will proceed with the audition process where three soloists from across the state will be selected to perform in the final concert. Being part of the All-State Music Festival is an honor that only a select few students from around the state of Iowa are able to enjoy! Congratulations to our students and staff for your outstanding accomplishments!

Prairie Girls Compete at State Swim and Dive Competition

Congratulations to the Prairie Girls Swimmers and Divers on a fantastic showing at the 2018 Iowa Girls High School Swim and Dive Competition this past weekend in Marshalltown. Prairie is in a combined swim program with Jefferson High School and is coached by Ryan York, Chris York, Leslie Santee and Kristin Staude.

Diving Results:
Anna Penning, a Senior Diver from Prairie High School, placed 6th overall in the State Diving Competition with a score of 434.35. Gabby Kroeze, junior from Jefferson, placed 13th overall in her first time competing at the state level with a score of 390.40.

Swim Results:
The swimmers had a great showing at the state meet in three relay events: the 200 Medley Relay, the 200 Free Relay, and the 400 Free Relay.

The 200 Medley Relay placed 25th overall with a time of 1:55.74 with the team of Jacy Werning, Junior from Prairie in the 50 backstroke, with a time of 28.17, Emma Lynch, a Sophomore from Prairie in the 50 breaststroke, with a time of 33.38, Kaitlyn Sellon, a Sophomore from Prairie in the 50 butterfly, with a time of 29.55 and Lauren Williams, a Sophomore from Prairie in the 50 freestyle, with a time of 24.64.

The 200 Free Relay placed 22nd overall with a time of 143.46 with the team of Jacy Werning, Junior from Prairie, with a time of 26.05, Ramsey Tucker, a Junior from Prairie, with a time of 26.07, Megan Kitzmiller, a Senior from Jefferson, with a time of 26.52 and Lauren Williams, a Sophomore from Prairie, with a time of 24.82.

The 400 Free Relay placed 24th overall with a time of 3:49.18 with the team of Jacy Werning, Junior from Prairie, with a time of 57.03, Ramsey Tucker, a Junior from Prairie, with a time of 57.82, Megan Kitzmiller, a Senior from Jefferson, with a time of 59.73 and Lauren Williams, a Sophomore from Prairie, with a time of 54.60.

Congrats also goes to Jade Hoogestraat, a senior from Prairie and Lauren Briggs, a Junior from Jefferson for being selected as the alternates for the 2018 State teams.

Congratulations to all the Swimmers, Divers and their Coaches on another great season of hard work, dedication, and fun! Thank you to Prairie High School for continued support of our swimmers and divers!

Breakfast Offered Daily to All Prairie Students

Did you know the breakfast is offered daily to all students at Prairie? Breakfast is served in each building in the cafeteria Monday thru Friday when school is in session.  Breakfast is $1.70 for students, $0.30 for reduced students, and $2.00 for adults and guests.

A breakfast meal includes a main entree, fruit choices, 100% juice, and milk.

We offer items such as breakfast pizza, mini bagels, french toast sticks, pancakes, cheese omelets, toast, cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, assorted cereals, milk, and fruit choices such as strawberries, bananas, and apples.  Please Join Us!

Breakfast Times: 

CREST:  8:30 – 8:55 AM 
HEIGHTS:  8:30 – 8:50 AM 
HILL:  8:30 – 8:55 AM 
RIDGE:  8:35 – 8:55 AM 
VIEW: 8:35 – 9:00 AM 
CREEK:  7:30 – 8:00 AM 
POINT:   7:25-7:45 AM 
HIGH SCHOOL:  8:15 –  8:50 AM 

College Community Seeking School Bus Drivers

WE ARE HIRING @ $17.43/hr! College Community School District is seeking school bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year.  We are looking for responsible and mature candidates who enjoy working with children to join our team!  Please see the information listed to apply.

College Community School District
chool Bus Drivers

Approximately 20-30 hours per week
$17.43/hr bus drivers
Paid training and holidays
Confidential criminal history and drug testing are required
Must have acceptable driving record
Contact the Transportation Department at 848-5204 for further information or apply in person at the Transportation Department on campus.


Prairie Welcomes 780 Guest Readers

College Community Schools celebrated America Reads on Friday, October 26th by welcoming780 guest readers into our elementary and intermediate schools.  THANK YOU to all of those readers for sharing your love of reading with our students! It was a great day to celebrate reading at College Community Schools!  Your gift of time with our students is valued and very much appreciated.

Check out our College Community Schools Facebook page for a gallery of photos.

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