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Metro Marching Band Classic October 14

The Metro Marching Band Classic is an annual non-competitive exhibition dating back to 1997 that showcases and raises funds for seven metro area high school bands (Jefferson, Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Marion, Prairie, Washington, and Xavier).  Each of the high schools participating in the Metro Marching Band Classic will be performing their 2019 programs.  To top off the evening, we will enjoy a performance from our special guest, the University of Northern Iowa Panther Marching Band.  This year’s Metro Marching Band Classic event will be held on Monday, October 14th, 2019, 6:30 pm at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids.  

This year event tickets will be available at the performing high schools, at the gate, and on-line. Pricing and cut off dates will be as follows: 

Tickets sold in advance at the high schools will be available until October 11 at $8.00 each. These tickets are available in the Prairie High School Store. 

Tickets are available online for $10.00 each until October 13 at

Tickets are available at the gate for $12.00 each. 

Prairie Homecoming Parade and Events

Prairie’s 2019 Homecoming is Friday, September 20. The homecoming parade will take place on the Prairie campus starting at 2:00 pm.

The announcement of the homecoming king and queen will be announced between the sophomore and varsity game followed by the lighting of the P. The sophomore game is at 5 pm followed by the varsity game at 7:15 pm. Come out and support the football team as they face Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

Parade Route

Prairie Volleyball Poster and Youth Night September 24

Come cheer on the Prairie Hawk Volleyball team as we take on Dubuque Senior at home on Tuesday, September 24. The Sophomore and JV teams will begin at 5:30 with the Varsity to follow. We will be recognizing all summer campers, as well as 7th-9th grade players between games 2 and 3.

Campers who wear their camp shirts and girls in grades 7-9 who wear their camp shirts or jerseys will get in free!  The players will be signing posters immediately after the match. We would love your support in cheering us on to victory!

Firefighters Visit Prairie View Kindergarten Students

The Cedar Rapids Firefighters visited Prairie View Kindergarten today.  Students had the opportunity to learn about their job, their uniform and their equipment. 

The firefighters wanted to pass along these important messages to the students:

1.  Firefighters aren’t scary (even thought they might look scary with all of the equipment on to young children)

2.  If you see a fire  GET LOW AND GO

3.  If you see a fire GET OUT AND STAY  OUT (don’t return to the fire for pets, electronics, etc.)

4.  If your clothes are on fire STOP, DROP and ROLL. 

EZ School Pay Low Balance Notifications Important Information

This email is to inform you that our meal account low balance email notifications from Etrition and EZ School Pay are not working properly due to technical issues within the company.  Please check your student(s) meal account balance often to ensure that they have a positive balance.  Meal account balances can be checked through your EZ School Pay account or by contacting me by phone at 319-848-5337 or email

You may also contact the assigned person in the building that your child attends.  Here is a list of contacts:

Crest: Cara Hromidko by email: or phone: 319-848- 5280 

Creek: Pam Luther by email: or phone: 319-848-5310 

Heights: Christine Oshel by email: or phone 319-848-5230 

High School: Hilary Schmidt by email: or phone: 319-848-5340 ext 2045

Hill: Heather Simons by email: or phone: 319-848-5330 

Point:  Mary Shramek by email: or phone: 319-848-5500 

Ridge:  Teresa Cooper by email: or phone: 319-848-5100 

View: Angie Stahle by email: or phone: 319-848-5260 

Cash and check payments can be sent with your student to school.  Please label the payment with the student’s name.  Please keep payments for multiple students separate if the students are in different buildings. Payments can be turned in at the office or school store of their building.  Payments can also be made online by visiting or through the app available on Google Play or Apple Store called EZ School Pay.  If you are creating a new account on EZ School Pay the district is listed as College Comm. School District. 

Thank you for your patience! 

Ginny Scott, Director of Food & Nutrition

Prairie Performance 2019-2020 – Unified Strength Program

The Prairie Booster Club is proud to continue to sponsor the Prairie Performance training program free of charge to all current 9th-12th grade athletes for the 2019-2020 school year.  Prairie Performance is the unified strength and conditioning program of Prairie HS Athletics.  Prairie High School coaches and PE staff work in collaboration with Performance Therapies to implement this elite, year-round training process.  The mission is to engage kids in a continuous process of personal growth, improvement of athletic performance, and minimization of injury. 

Strength training begins Monday, August 26th at 4:00 PM in the PHS weight room.  Strength training continues throughout the school year on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week.
(See calendar)

Agility training begins Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30 AM in the HS south gym.  Agility training session continues Tuesday, Thursday for a six week period preceding the beginning of the winter athletic season.  Three six week sessions will be offered throughout the school year, each preceding the start of the winter, spring, and summer athletic seasons . (See calendar)

Prairie Performance will…

1.  Create a TEAM training atmosphere that is built on positive relationships between athletes, coaches, and the community designed to foster personal growth in all of our kids!

2. Increase athletic participation by developing universal training language and practices for all athletes in all sports. Therefore, giving student-athletes confidence that they are being prepared for all athletic opportunities and not specifically trained for one sport. 

3.  Improve the performance of all athletes and teams by working together to implement common practices for year-round preparation in the areas of strength, speed and flexibility.

4.  Minimize the risk of athletic injuries by teaching and implementing proper training techniques and processes in all phases of preparation and performance, in and out-of-season.

Visit for more information.

Visit FAQs on our website or contact Activities Director Rocky Bennett ( with questions.

What is the Prairie Music Association?

The Prairie Music Association started out as the “Prairie Music Parents” in the mid-1970’s.  It originally existed as a volunteer support entity for the music programs of the district. In 1985, through the diligent and insightful leadership of the Prairie Music Parents, this group of volunteers sought out and eventually was awarded the status of a “Non-Profit Organization” under Chapter 504 of the Code of Iowa, and the corporation now known as the “Prairie Music Association” was born!

Today, the Prairie Music Association (PMA) is a non-profit Iowa corporation serving K-12 music programs of the College Community School District. PMA provides volunteer and financial support to advance K-12 music education throughout the district.  No other music booster organization in the state supports all grades throughout an entire school district.  PMA provides support for a broad range of educational endeavors within the District’s music programs. PMA helps equip K-12 students with uniforms, props, workshops, music lessons, instruments, music and varied performance opportunities.

Residents of the College Community School District can help support PMA through donations, volunteerism, purchasing fundraising items, or attending any of the K-12 music events throughout the school year.  Everyone is also cordially invited to attend PMA meetings and get involved.  There is a role for everyone and many great new friendships are formed.  Check out for more information about ways to help advance PMA.

Our second PMA meeting of the year will be held on September 10th at 6:00 PM in the H.S. Band room.  All parents are welcome to attend.

What: Prairie Music Association Meeting

Where: H.S. Band Room

When: September 10 at 6:00 PM

Please Re-Verify Your Busing Information Prior to First day of School

Please check your account this week to verify your busing information prior to the first day of school. As of today, August 21, 2019, we have had many new students, last minute daycare requests, address changes thus causing a few changes to bus routes.  The information in your Parent Portal account could have changed the last time you reviewed your information.

If you have any questions, please contact the transportation office at 319-848-5204.  Any new requests for transportation will be processed as we have a chance to sort through them which could take 7-10 business days thus you will need to transport your student until a bus route has been set up. 

Thank you for your patience with our department during this very busy time of year. Our main priority right now is providing our staff with the most current information for their route on the first day of school and for the safety of your student. ​​

Again, please check your Parent Portal account again before ​​the first day of school.

Transportation Department
College Community Schools​​​