Congratulations Prairie Hawks Marching Band and Color Guard

Congratulations are in order for the 185 members of the Prairie “Hawks” Marching Band and Color Guard who competed in the Iowa High School Music Association’s annual STATE MARCHING BAND CONTEST on Saturday, October 10, at Kingston Stadium here in Cedar Rapids!

Following their impressive performance, the band was awarded their unprecedented 29th consecutive DIVISION I – SUPERIOR RATING!  The Prairie “Hawks” Marching Band finished with a score of 85.5, the 6th highest score in school history at the State Marching Band Contest!

The members of the Prairie “Hawks” Marching Band and Color Guard are proud of their accomplishments this season, and of their opportunities to represent Prairie High School in the top 4-A Class of the Iowa High School Music Association!

Thank you for your past and continued support!

Senior Photos

Seniors and Senior Parents:

Senior photos for the yearbook are due Feb. 5.  All photos must be submitted to Ms. Hynek or Ms. Dake by this date, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please submit your photos as soon as you can.  If your photographer is sending them to the school, please double check to make sure Ms. Hynek receives the photographer’s submission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Vertical photo
  • Senior only (no props, animals, or other people)
  • Head/Shoulders or Waist Up shot of the senior
  • Wallet size preferred
  • Must be either submitted electronically on a CD burned at high resolution or submitted as a print

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Hynek or 848-5340 ext. 2115 or Joleen Dake or 848-5340 ext. 2062.


Ms. Hynek and Ms. Dake

Joleen K. Dake

Language Arts/Journalism Instructor
Publications Adviser
Prairie High School
401 76th Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: 319-848-5340 ex. 2062

Be Prepared Before Your Sport Starts


All of the following forms can be found in the Activities Office or online.     select “High School”, select “Athletics/Activities”, select “Start Here”

 Physicals – for all Athletes

Physicals are good for one calendar year, with a one month grace period.  A current physical must be on file for your athlete to participate in sports.

Physicals are offered during registration:

August 5th     11:00 am-7:00 pm   &   August 6th   3:00 pm-7:00 pm

At High School, Room C222

Cost: $30

IHSAA form must be used.

Concussion Forms – for all Athletes

A concussion form, according to the IHSAA, must be filled out each year for ALL ATHLETES in sports.

Activities Handbook – for all Athletes and Fine Arts

A handbook only needs to be completed only once while attending the High School.

High School Sports Information Sheet –

A sheet with contact information, along with beginning dates for sports, is available on the table.

Please check out the website to stay in touch with activities going on.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the High School Activities Office at 848-5350.

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