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Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year!

Dear Prairie Hawk Parents:

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! This will be an exciting school year for Our Kids. The class of 2015 will be focusing in on their post-secondary learning. The class of 2016 will be making key decisions on their future path. The class of 2017 will be adjusting to the freedoms and responsibilities of being a young adult in the high school. Our staff is here and excited to help Our Kids with all of their needs, regardless of their age.

You are the most important and influential people in your children's lives. Your children need you to be interested and involved in their academic progress and activities. During their high school years, your children also need you to take an active interest in their preparation for post-high school learning opportunities. As parents, there are many steps you can take to ensure that your children are prepared. You can see that they take the right courses, sign up for the appropriate tests, or that they participate in at least one activity.

One of our focus points for this year is Sportsmanship. Over the last 25 years our school has earned the MVC Sportsmanship award 8 times, most recently in 2009. The Sportsmanship standings are based on an average rating of participants, coaches, and parents. I am proud of the way our students support one another at events. I firmly believe that we can earn another MVC Sportsmanship Award through leading by example to our Prairie Hawks what positive sportsmanship looks and sounds like. Our Championship Community focuses on cheering loudly and positively for our participants and our opponents. I ask you to join the administrative staff in this effort. Let's all lead by example this year and keep the focus on what our kids and opponents are doing well.

With this link, you can find our Prairie High School grading guidelines. The purpose of these guidelines is to focus on what our students are learning and to provide some consistency throughout the school. Please notice the purpose statements at the beginning of the guidelines.

I am very much looking forward to the 2014-15 school year being an outstanding school year for you and your child! If I can ever be of service to you, please contact me.

Take care,

Erik Anderson
Principal, Prairie High School

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