Congratulations to Constance Schlitter who was recognized at the Martin Luther King “Service Above Self” Luncheon on Monday, January 18 at the Double Tree Hotel. Area high schools Principals nominated one senior student from their school who best exemplifies the values within their respective school, neighborhood, faith, family and work community.

Constance is involved in National Honor Society and has received Academic Honors. She is also involved in many school activities and in her spare time, she volunteers at the American Legion Auxiliary and the Jefferson Monroe Fire Department.

The students were honored and awarded during the luncheon. Each student honored will choose a local, non-profit organization to receive a $100 donation from Downtown Rotary in the honoree’s name.


L-R Assoc. Principal Ryan Fritz, Constance Schlitter and her mom Tiffany

Bond Issue Informational Meetings

College Community announces three bond issue informational meetings.  Two on January 13 at 6:00 pm and 7:15 pm in the Concert Hall and one on January 20 at 6:30 pm in the high school study hall area.

John Speer will present details of the upcoming bond referendum and answer questions the public may have regarding the February 2, 2016 vote. Tours will be available after each informational meeting.

Informational Meeting Flyer

High School Seniors tour Kirkwood


On November 30, 22 seniors traveled to Kirkwood Community College with teachers and guidance counselors to have a general tour of the campus as well as explore several of the programs offered.  The students were able to learn about applying to Kirkwood, financial aid assistance including scholarships, campus life and also career options.  Some of the programs visited included manufacturing, electronics engineering, energy production, nursing and paramedic training in the state of the art training simulation lab, restaurant/hotel management and culinary arts at The Hotel Kirkwood.  The goal of this visit was to get students on a college campus and expose them to several programs across career pathways.  The team plans to take the juniors in the spring of 2016.

Prairie High School Makes Top 25 on AP Index

Congratulations to Prairie High School for once again making the AP Index of the Top 25 schools in Iowa for the number of students who take AP courses and the number who test. Research shows a positive correlation between the number of students who test and success in post-secondary education.


Over the last several years, PHS has expanded its Advanced Placement course offerings from two courses to thirteen, not counting online options for students whose schedules reflect that need.  Courses at Prairie High School include the following:  AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP World History, AP US History, AP Macroeconomics, AP US Government and Politics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP German, and AP Spanish.


The award, a plaque that will hang at the high school, was presented at the Belin-Blank’s Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development’s annual ceremony on Sunday, October 11.  The Belin Blank Center is a part of the College of Education at The University of Iowa.

Promoting Reading

When you walk the halls of Prairie High School you should see posters advertising what our teachers and staff members are reading.  The posters were designed by our librarian, Mrs. Oldenkamp, and library staff members, Mrs. O’Connor and Mrs. Goodson.  The bottom of each poster discusses the benefits of reading 20 minutes a day

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