Community Organizations Donate School Supplies – Thank You!

The College Community School District would like to sincerely thank the members of the Clover Ridge Methodist Church and Women’s Group, Swisher WLFA Lodge 400, and the staff at MediRevv for their generous donation of school supplies. All donated school supplies are divided between our schools and distributed through our Counseling Offices to students who do not have the supplies they need to be successful in school.  It is wonderful to have such great community partners! 

Prairie View Construction Update

School Board members and district administrators received an update as they toured Prairie View Elementary School on Monday, August 19. The work at Prairie View includes adding a fire sprinkler system and replacing and upgrading safety systems which includes fire alarms and intercoms. Th project also includes adding interior walls, updating ceilings and flooring.

Marching Band News

The End of Camp Band Showcase scheduled for Friday, August 23 will not be held on that date. Instead, the band will hold an open rehearsal on Saturday, September 7 from 1pm-3pm. All are welcome to attend. 

The Prairie Hawks Marching Band’s online apparel store is open until August 31. Available items include the logo for the 2019 marching band show “Gothamscapes” or the Prairie Hawks Marching Band logo. A variety of t-shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers, and hats are available.

Orders will be delivered to Prairie High School during the week of September 9-13. Orders can be placed at the following link: https://prairiehawksmarchingband.itemorder.com/sale.

Bus Ride-A-Long for Kindergarten and First Grade Students

The CCSD Transportation Department would like to invite all incoming kindergarten and 1st grade students and their families to attend the “Back to School Busing Ride-A-Long” portion of Open House on Wednesday, August 21st 2019.  Your attendance at this event is not required, but “strongly recommended” so your child can be better acclimated to the busing procedures and meet their bus driver prior to the first day of school.  

  • 5:50 PM (Heights and Hill parents and students will be directed to the shuttle buses by staff members, then shuttled to the loading zone) 
  •  6:00 PM (View, Crest and Ridge parents and students will walk to the loading zone, staff members will help direct you to this location)
  • 6:20 PM all buses will depart to drive their routes with students and parents aboard and drop students and parents off at their assigned bus stop

Again, this event is optional but “strongly recommended”, especially for kindergarten students who this is their first experience riding a school bus.  Riding the bus for the first time can often be an “anxious” event for students and parents alike.  We truly hope you take advantage of this opportunity to better acclimate your child to the busing procedures and routes they will be riding in the upcoming year.  If you have any questions about this event or other transportation related inquires please do not hesitate to call.


College Community Schools
Transportation Department
319-848-5204

Network Outage at College Community

College Community Schools will be updating our network thus causing a network outage.  The network outage will begin today, Friday, August 16 at 3:30 pm  and is expected to be completed by Monday, August 19 at 6:00 am.  Access to Infinite Campus, online registration, and our district website, www.prairiepride.org will be impacted during the network outage.

​​We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Technology Department
College Community Schools

New Teachers Join the Prairie Team

New teachers arrived on the Prairie campus today for the start of New Teacher Orientation Week. During the week, teachers will work with their building administrators, Instructional Coaches, Professional Partners, Induction Coaches, and Curriculum Leads to learn about the district and its initiatives.

We are excited to have this talented group of teachers join our Prairie team! 

Members of the Prairie Archery Team Compete at World Championship Tournament

Three student archers from the Prairie Archery team were part of over 2,500 archers that competed in the World Championship Archery Tournament at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, from July 26 to 27.  To qualify, individuals had to place in the top 100 of their division at Nationals and competitors included archers from Canada, South Africa, and all over the US.

Congratulations to Mikaela Bock, Natalie Baustian and Mackenzie Baustian on their following accomplishments!

(L to R): Natalie Baustian, Mikaela Bock, and Mackenzie Baustian

Bullseye Range

–  Mackenzie Baustian, 30th out of 469, score of 286

–  Mikaela Bock, 65th out of 469, score of 281

3D Range

–  Mackenzie Baustian, 4th out of 283, score of 291

–  Natalie Baustian, 121st out of 283, score of 257 –  Mikaela Bock, 78th out of 283, score of 268

Please Register Your Child for the 2019-2020 School Year

Reminder to register your child for the 2019-2020 school year. Approximately 18% have not registered for school.  All Prairie families must complete the electronic form prior to students starting classes on August 23. We would like to have all students registered by August 9.  

Click here for details on how to complete your online registration.

Thank you to those who have already registered.

District Office

New Early Childhood Center Set to Open Soon

Construction is close to wrapping up on the new Early Childhood Center (ECC) building. The 19,614 square-foot building, located just east of Prairie Hill Elementary School, is expected to open for our youngest learners on Friday, August 23. Once complete, the ECC will consolidate much of their early childhood programming. The playground area, located on the south side of the building, is expected to open this fall. 

Facility features:

  • 12 classrooms
  • Multi-Purpose Activity Room
  • Kitchen
  • Shared bathroom for each classroom, excluding infant room
  • Conference Room
  • Work Room
  • Playground (to be completed this fall)

“We are excited about the opening of our new Early Childhood Center and what this facility will provide for our students, staff and families,” said Early Childhood Principal Kathy Schulte. “Our new space will provide exciting opportunities and experiences in a centralized location which will be a huge benefit for all involved in our program.”   

Below are frequently asked questions about the new Early Childhood Center:

1. What classroom spaces will occupy the new ECC building?
Infants, Toddlers, 3 Year old programming, Head Start, Shared Visions, Preschool, Wrap-Around

2. How many classrooms are in the building?
12 rooms plus a large multi-purpose activity room

3. Will there be meals served on site at the new ECC building?
Yes, meals will be served at the new ECC building as well as in wrap-around rooms across the district.  Breakfast is from 8:00 – 8:30 am. Lunch 11:30 am -12:00 pm and snack 3:00-3:15 pm. Full day school age programs will follow the same meal schedule.

4. Will there be early learning and school age programming available for the elementary buildings and Creek?
Programming is available at all elementary buildings and Creek.  

  • Crest: Preschool, Wrap-Around, School Age  
  • View:  School Age
  • Heights:  Preschool, Wrap-Around, School Age
  • Hill:  Preschool, Wrap-Around, School Age
  • Ridge:  Preschool, Wrap-Around, School Age
  • Creek: School Age Programming

5. What will the hours of operation be?  
6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

6.  On no school days, where will the students be located?
All infant-wrap-around programming will be located at the ECC building. School Age services will be held at prairie Hill

7. How is the building being funded?
On February 19, 2018 the College Community School District Board of Education accepted a $4,480,000 bid from Garling Construction to serve as the general contractor. To finance the project, College Community will use a short term note against the Secure Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) fund. The SAVE funding stream was formerly known as the statewide school infrastructure sales and services tax and also known as the local option sales and services tax for school infrastructure. Loans against the SAVE fund will not affect the district tax levy.

To learn more about College Community’s Early Childhood Programming, please contact the ECC office at 319-848-5296.

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