Prairie Point Group to Perform at Barbershop
Harmony Convention in Cedar Rapids
Prairie Point Middle School’s select men’s choir will join over 1,500 barbershop harmony singers, family members and friends in Cedar Rapids October 10-12 for the Central States District fall convention and contest of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Cedar Rapids based Harmony Hawks is the host chapter for this year’s convention, which will be headquartered at the Double Tree Inn and Convention Center with performances at the historic Paramount Theatre in Downtown Cedar Rapids.
A Few Good Men, Prairie Point’s men’s choir, has been asked to sing on stage at the Paramount following the CSD Chorus Competition Saturday. Ms. Kelly Truax is the director of the group which has performed barbershop at previous Harmony Hawks’ spring shows.
Formed in 2008, A Few Good Men has introduced many young men to the joys of singing a cappella, including barbershop and doo-wop. “We are pleased that Prairie Point can be part of this year’s convention,” says Bob Kerdus, Central States District Marketing Vice President and Harmony Hawks singer. “Barbershop has evolved into a more contemporary sound, and it is exciting to see the younger generation embracing the new 4-part barbershop harmony.” The Chorus competition will feature over 15 Barbershop choruses from across the Midwest, including the 130+ member International Barbershop Champions, Ambassadors of Harmony, from St. Charles, Missouri.
Kindergarten students in Mr. Jordan’s Prairie Height’s art class were using iPads during class time as part of a drawing lesson. The idea came from their student teacher. Kids were doing drawings of a time they had the “blues” or felt sad as part of our color unit. The iPads allowed the kids to create the drawings, save them, then email them home.
Friendly Reminder from the Transportation Department:
We will continue with our long standing policy of not allowing students to ride a bus other than their own assigned bus. Students will not be allowed to ride another bus for purposes such as sleepovers, homework collaboration, after school activities, etc. The only reason a student is granted permission to ride a bus other than the one they are assigned is for emergency childcare issues. We ask that you make those requests through the Transportation Department (848-5204). Not your students building.
We realize that these policies might cause inconveniences for some families. Please understand that this is done for the student’s safety. It is very important that the drivers feel confident that there are delivering your students to their designated locations.
Each year Prairie students, staff, friends and alumni gather for homecoming festivities. Below are the details for the 2014 Prairie Homecoming. Homecoming Parade
Friday, September 19
Friday, September 19
Sophomore Game at 5:00 PM
Varsity Game at 7:15 PM
Burning of the P
Prior to the start of the varsity game.
“America Reads – Reading is Contagious” is a national 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 17th. This will be a fun day featuring guest readers sharing their favorite books with our students. Please consider joining us as a guest reader!
If you have questions, please contact our District Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy Waychoff, at 848-5224 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the students at Prairie schools!
2014 Prairie Homecoming buttons are available to all Prairie students, families and friends.
Who? All Prairie students, families and fans!
What? A 2014 Homecoming button
When? On sale now through Friday, Sept. 19th
Where? On sale at each of our Prairie schools.
Why? To show your support for your one and only Prairie Hawks! How? Send in $2 with your student, and get a button
School districts are required to give patrons notifications regarding annual notices. The link below is school, state and federal notices that are posted on our district homepage, www.prairiepride.org under ‘Reporting’. Districts are required to give the information to the public every year. Click on the link below for annual notices.
Prairie High School students took advantage of summer to intern at many area businesses. Students experienced either a 45 hour or 90 hour internship. Click Here to check out all the students and businesses that participated this past summer. Currently juniors and seniors are signing up for fall job shadows which take place during the school day and typically last 2 – 4 hours.
Prairie View had their annual “Kickoff Assembly” where the principal introduces the Prairie View Staff to our kids. It is also the first “practice” assembly to teach the kids procedures for having assemblies.