Geilenfeld Named Associate Principal at Prairie High School

Geilenfeld Named Associate Principal at Prairie High School

Prairie High School has a new member of its leadership team. Charles “Chuckie” Geilenfeld has been named the new Associate Principal at Prairie High School pending Board approval.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Geilenfeld join our high school administrative team,” said Prairie High School Principal Karla Thies. “He brings many strengths to the leadership team including his passion for the trades. His voice in building career pathways and his can do attitude will be of great benefit to our students.”

Geilenfeld comes to Prairie High School from Christ the King School in Des Moines where he served as the PK-8 building principal.  Prior to Christ the King School, Geilenfeld taught Industrial Arts for 15 years for the Carlisle, Urbandale and Des Moines school districts. Geilenfeld also served in the United States Air Force-National Guard.

Geilenfeld, a native of Oelwein, earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Drake University and his Superintendent’s Licensure from the University of Northern Iowa.

“I am very excited to be a Prairie Hawk and join the team at Prairie High School,” said Geilenfeld. “It is evident on all levels the staff, administration and the community is committed to enhancing learning opportunities for all students. I look forward to getting to know our students, staff and families in the weeks to come and build on the success and tradition that has already been established. I look forward to being a part of this community.”

Workplace Learning Connections – Student Internships

Prairie High School students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through supervised internships with Workplace Learning Connections. Interns develop employability behaviors that prepare them for the workplace and gain insight that will help them make informed post-secondary choices.   Check out our senior spotlights!

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Visit https://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=38531 for more information.

Activities and Outdoor Facilities Restrictions

Activities and Outdoor Facilities Restrictions

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Linn County, Return to Play for Prairie’s off season 7-12 Interscholastic athletics and activities has been delayed. The decision to return will be reevaluated on July 13 with a hope for a possible return on July 20.

Effective July 6, College Community outdoor facilities will open for public use with restrictions. These restrictions and guidelines are in accordance with Linn County Public Health. Please adhere to the following COVID-19 restrictions that are in effect for Summer and Fall 2020 for our outdoor facilities.

Facilities are not open for organized athletic competitions or practices, sanctioned or informal.  The intent of this reopening is for recreational personal/family use or small group recreation.  Group and organization use is still suspended until further notice.

  • No more than 10 people in a gathering
  • 6 feet social distancing
  • Masks are encouraged
  • No unauthorized team practices
  • Do not enter if you have a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath

If you have questions or want to report abuse, please contact Prairie High School Activities office at 319-848-5361 to assist us in following up on cases of abuse or not following posted restrictions. Please provide as much detail as possible and report in a timely manner.  Failure to adhere to restrictions could result in re-closing facilities and or restricting use for violators in the future.

We appreciate your ongoing support and patience as we work to navigate and respond to changing guidance during this pandemic.

Activities Office
Prairie High School

Class of 2020 Graduation Procedures and Guidelines

Students and Families of the Class of 2020,
The countdown is on to graduation day this Saturday, June 27, 2020. The following letter outlines the procedures for graduates and families to follow, upon arrival and a modification to invited family
and guests. Please read this letter in its entirety and as always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

I am pleased to announce that the restriction of only allowing parents and guardians has been lifted. Each graduate is allowed a total of four (4) guests of their choosing. Please arrive together as there is a sign-in accountability process for COVID-19 at the entrance.

This section outlines the graduation procedures for both John Wall Stadium (weather permitting) and the PHS Concert Hall (alternate location).
Guidelines for the following graduation times:
Graduation 1 – Line-up at 9:25am                                                              Graduation 3 – Line-up at 10:55am
Graduation 5 – Line-up at 12:35pm                                                     Graduation 7 – Line-up at 2:15pm
Graduation 9 – Line-up at 3:55pm                                                    Graduation 11 – Line-up at 5:35pm

John Wall Stadium
● Parking: Park in the PHS main parking lot – Lots A and B
● Graduates: Check-in at the John Wall Stadium ticket booth and get lined up. Honor cords and medals will be passed out here.
● Families and Guests (Four (4) per graduate): Check-in at the NORTH entrance of John Wall Stadium (brick arches). Please arrive together as one member of the group will need to document for each guest. After signing-in, families and guests will take a seat
in the pre-marked section of the stadium.

The Concert Hall at College Community – Prairie High School (Rain Location)
● Parking: Park in the PHS main parking lot – Lots A and B
● Graduates: Check-in at the PHS Main Entrance and proceed to Room 2216 and get lined up. Honor cords and medals will be passed out here.
● Families and Guests (Four (4) per graduate): Enter through the main entrance of Prairie High School and proceed to The Commons and sign-in. Please arrive together, as one member of the group will need to document for each guest. After signing-in families and guests will move to the Concert Hall.

Guidelines for the following graduation times:
Graduation 2 – Line-up at 10:15am                                                         Graduation 4 – Line-up at 11:45am
Graduation 6 – Line-up at 1:25pm                                                             Graduation 8 – Line-up at 3:05pm
Graduation 10 – Line-up at 4:45pm                                                 Graduation 12 – Line-up at 6:25pm

John Wall Stadium
● Parking: Use the Prairie Creek School parking lot on the south side of the stadium.
● Graduates: Check-in at the John Wall Stadium South entrance (near the stadium scoreboard) and get lined up. Honor cords and medals will be passed out here.
● Families and Guests (Four (4) per graduate): Check-in at the SOUTH entrance of John Wall Stadium (near the stadium scoreboard). Please arrive together, as one member of the
group will need to document for each guest. After signing-in, families and guests will take a seat in the pre-marked section of the stadium.

The Concert Hall at College Community – Prairie High School (Rain Location)
● Parking: Park in the PHS main parking lot – Lots A and B
● Graduates: Check-in at the PHS Main Entrance and proceed to Room 2218 and get lined up. Honor cords and medals will be passed out here.
● Families and Guests (Four (4) per graduate): Enter through the main entrance of Prairie High School and proceed to the Learning Stairs and sign-in. Please arrive together,
as one member of the group will need to document for each guest. After signing-in, families and guests will move to the Concert Hall.

Additional Information:

● It is recommended that all graduates and all guests wear masks while in the stadium. ***If the ceremony is held in the Concert Hall all graduates and guests will be required to wear a mask. Please have these on upon entrance to the ceremony.
● Each graduation will last approximately 30 minutes and be live-streamed – the YouTube link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpcj8Py7lSM
● Graduates please do not forget your cap, gown, tassel, stole, and cords.
● Please be on time, as we are on a tight schedule and will begin on time for eachceremony.
● We ask all parents to exit the stadium/concert hall immediately following the ceremony, as we will sanitize between ceremonies.
● Please do not bring noisemakers.
● If you decorate your mortarboard, please keep your design within the dimensions of the board and appropriate.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us 319.848.5340 ext.0 or at kthies@crprairie.org.

Take Care and Be Well,
Karla Thies, Principal
Prairie High School

Prairie Baseball – Week of 6/22 – LIVE STREAM

Hello Prairie Hawks Baseball Supporters,
Just a reminder of this week’s baseball game on Tuesday, June 23rd as the Hawks take on Cedar Rapids Washington at 5pm for a Varsity doubleheader. You can get updates on the Facebook event page HERE.
 
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We also have another game this week on Thursday, June 25th as the Hawks take on Linn Mar with JV doubleheader at 10am. Details on that event are available on Facebook HERE.
 
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Don’t forget to purchase your digital ticket for this week’s games You can purchase your ticket online HERE for the June 23rd game and you can purchase your ticket online HERE for the June 25th game.. For just $12 per game (including double headers), you will receive a digital ticket to view the game from the comfort of your own home. To watch the game at home, you will need reliable internet access as the games will be available on your mobile device, tablet, or PC via the link you will receive with your digital ticket purchase.
If you as a parent, business, or organization is interested in advertising in the 2020 baseball and softball live stream, please call (319) 294-9410 with any questions to speak with Nicole. A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales and advertising packages will be donated back to both the Cedar Rapids Prairie Baseball and Softball Clubs. Wired Production Group is a proud supporter of Prairie athletics.
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With your support this summer, we hope to continue this service as we move forward with the Prairie High School athletics programs in the 2020-2021 school year. Please share this message with your family, friends, and other high school baseball and softball supporters. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact info@wiredproductiongroup. Thank you for supporting our high school student athletes!

Prairie Softball Week of 6/22 – LIVE STREAM

Hello Prairie Hawks Softball Supporters,
Just a reminder of this week’s softball game on Wednesday, June 24th as the Hawks take on Pleasant Valley. This will be a Varsity double header starting at 5:30pm. You can get updates on the Facebook event page HERE.
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We also have another game this week on Thursday, June 25th as the Hawks take on Cedar Rapids Xavier at 5:30pm with another Varsity doubleheader. Details on that event are available on Facebook HERE.
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Don’t forget to purchase your digital ticket for this week’s games. You can purchase your ticket online HERE for the June 24th game and you can purchase your ticket online HERE for the June 25th game. For just $12 per game (including double headers), you will receive a digital ticket to view the game from the comfort of your own home. To watch the game at home, you will need reliable internet access as the games will be available on your mobile device, tablet, or PC via the link you will receive with your digital ticket purchase.
If you as a parent, business, or organization is interested in advertising in the 2020 baseball and softball live stream, please call (319) 294-9410 with any questions to speak with Nicole. A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales and advertising packages will be donated back to both the Cedar Rapids Prairie Baseball and Softball Clubs. Wired Production Group is a proud supporter of Prairie athletics.
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With your support this summer, we hope to continue this service as we move forward with the Prairie High School athletics programs in the 2020-2021 school year. Please share this message with your family, friends, and other high school baseball and softball supporters. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact info@wiredproductiongroup. Thank you for supporting our high school student athletes!

Watch Softball and Baseball Games Online

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Hello High School Baseball & Softball Supporters,
In 2020, the Prairie Activities Office is taking the softball and baseball season to a new level to accommodate the current public health and safety measures and conference attendance restrictions. Prairie High School has partnered with Wired Production Group in Cedar Rapids to offer live streaming services for baseball and softball fans to watch the upcoming 2020 baseball and softball home games online. We’re excited to share the professional live video feed with our community this season!
For just $12 per game (including double headers), you will receive a digital ticket to view the game from the comfort of your own home. To watch the games at home, you will need reliable internet access as the games will be available on your mobile device, tablet, or PC via the link you will receive with your digital ticket purchase.
Below are the links to purchase your digital ticket. Click on each link / game you wish to purchase your ticket for and scroll to the bottom and select “Purchase Ticket” to securely process your transaction via the online payment portal. Tickets must be purchased on a per game (sorry, no “season passes” this year). Tickets are available publicly and are not limited to Prairie families.
 
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TICKETS FOR PRAIRIE HAWKS BASEBALL SUPPORTERS: 
If you as a parent, business, or organization is interested in advertising with the 2020 baseball and softball live stream, please call (319) 294-9410 with any questions to speak with Nicole. A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales and advertising will be donated back to both the Cedar Rapids Prairie Baseball and Softball Clubs. Wired Production Group is a proud supporter of Prairie athletics. For game reminders and other information, please follow Wired Production Group on Facebook.
With your support this summer, we hope to continue this service as we move forward with the Prairie High School athletics programs in the 2020-2021 school year. Please share this message with your family, friends, and other high school baseball and softball supporters. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact info@wiredproductiongroup. Thank you for supporting our high school student athletes

PRAIRIE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Individual Student Scholarship, Awards, and Recognition Presentation

Congratulations to our Prairie High School seniors who received individual student scholarships and awards. Congratulations for all your hard work and accomplishments! Click here to view individual students’ scholarships, awards, and recognition presentation for the class of 2020!

Community Based Scholarship and Awards Presentation
Prairie High School would like to thank the community for their support of our 2020 seniors. Click here to view the Community Based Scholarship and Awards presentation for the class of 2020.  Congratulations seniors on  your outstanding accomplishments!

A Reminder for  PHS Student Pick-up and Drop-off

Reminder  HS check out  – PHS Student Materials Pick-up and Drop-off…

The 2 week schedule for student material pick-up and drop-off for PHS is below.

  • Enter through the New Main Entrance – please wear a mask
  • Students will be able to pick-up belongings in Locker Rooms. Hall Locker contents will be in the PHS Foyer.
  • Students will not be allowed in classrooms – Contact individual teachers by Friday, May 15 if you have left belongings in a classroom. Teachers will collect these items and bag them for pick-up during the scheduled times below.
  • Students will receive a check out sheet and are responsible  for returning Textbooks – Library Books – Calculators – Other Classroom Materials and will be charged if not returned by Friday, June 5.

Seniors you will need to complete your “check-out” sheet before your Diploma will be released:

  • Return all Technology – Cord – Case
  • Textbooks – Calculators – Library Books – Other Classroom Materials
  • All Fees and Fines Paid
  • AP Textbooks Returned
  • Athletic/Activity Uniforms and Equipment Returned
  • Musical Instruments and Uniforms Returned

If you have questions or need special assistance please email kthies@crprairie.org.

Dates Students by Last Name Times Dates Students by Last Name Times
Tuesday May 19/26 A-G 11-2pm
Wednesday May 20/27 H-O 11-2pm May 20

May 27

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M-Z

4-6pm

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4-6pm

Thursday May 21/28 P-Z 11-2pm

 

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