Prairie View Mural Creates Artistic Entry

Heather Dewey Wagner of Heather Wagner Designs was commissioned by the Prairie View Elementary School PTO in creating this amazing original mural for Prairie View’s entryway.

“With the completion of a year and a half construction project, the goal was to create a welcoming and artistic entry into View that represents the spirit of View and its stakeholders,” said Prairie View Principal Mike Hansen.  “The artistic process from consultation, to seeing the first sketch of an idea to its full completion was a once in a lifetime opportunity!”

Ms. Dewey Wagner was chosen for her talents and original pieces of art that incorporate whimsy, movement, expressive color, and inspirational words into her artwork.   

The Final Countdown – Technology Information


If you student is in Cohort B, the technology pick-up is Today, 8/27  until 6pm this evening.  For everyones safety we are asking that you wear a mask.  We have tables set up out in front of View to keep your time to a minimum.  If you would like a neighbor to pick up your students equipment, please call the front desk and let us know who will be gathering your items.   We also have work packets for your children.

If you are in Cohort A you will be given your laptops or iPads on the first day of school, Monday 8/31.

Virtual Learners will have their first contact with teachers on Monday 8/31.   UPDATED HYBRID LEARNING SCHEDULE 8-14-20

If you have technology questions please email our Technology Instructor at she will be happy to help you out.  Student in K& 1 will be given an iPad.  iPads at this time do not have log-in information.  Students in grades 2-4 will be given log in information at the time of pick-up.

We are looking forward to the start of the school year.    The link below is the cohort schedule!



Welcome to Prairie View, Mr. Squires

Mr. Squires is from Granger, Iowa, near the Des Moines metro. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Simpson College this May. He student taught in the Waukee School District near Des Moines. Mr. Squires will be joining the third grade team at Prairie View in the fall of 2020.

Outside of teaching, Mr. Squires enjoys spending time with friends and family, going for runs, playing basketball, playing with his black lab, and watching sports, especially Iowa State!

Welcome Back to Prairie View, Lori Lindner

Preschool teacher Lori Lindner graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education, and has taught young children for over 20 years. This is her fourth year teaching at CCSD. She has two grown children who are also teachers.

In her free time, Ms. Lindner likes to bicycle, take her dog for walks, go to the gym, read, and play all kinds of games with family and friends. Ms. Lindner believes in building strong partnerships between home and school, and her goal is always to make the classroom a happy community where everyone feels welcome, safe, and valued for their individual strengths.


Welcome to Prairie View, Allison Walker

Allison Walker earned her Bachelor of Arts from Coe College in 2005. After working in human services, she transitioned to working in the schools as a substitute teacher for one year and then joined the Prairie preschool team in the fall of 2019.

Allison loves spending time with her husband Tod and daughters Kate (who attends Creek) and Jacey (who is at Crest). She also enjoys reading, staying active, walking her dog Kona and cooking. Allison is excited to join the View crew and assist with building a positive educational foundation for the preschool kiddos!

Welcome Back to Prairie View, Nikki Ott

Nikki Ott is excited to be back with the View Crew!! She can’t wait to see all the new and former students. She has been with the preschool program for 4 years this will be her fifth year. Outside of supporting students she enjoys spending time with her daughter Hailey (who goes to Prairie Point) and her husband Lee. She also enjoys riding bikes and trying new adventures. She looks forward to making new memories.

Volunteer Registration is Now Open

Volunteer Registration is now open

The annual online Volunteer Registration form is now open for the 2020-21 school year. With the rapidly changing Covid-19 circumstances, we are not sure what volunteering at Prairie Schools will look like when we resume school, however, we will keep you informed of any changes in our volunteer program. You may still complete the annual form now so you are ready to go.

All Prairie volunteers must complete this online form once per school year. All volunteers are checked against a national sex-offer database and also a criminal background check is performed before anyone is approved to chaperone. Please remember all people wanting to chaperone in the school must have already completed the form and been approved before volunteering.

The volunteer registration process will take you to a very short orientation. After you read through the orientation information, click on the link at the bottom of the page to be taken to the registration form to complete and submit. This orientation information is helpful to long-time volunteers and those that are new to volunteering at College Community Schools.

Click the link below to sign up to Volunteer:


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