The weather outside may be frightful but we have many fun and engaging events planned at Prairie in February and March to keep you busy! We are so excited to host Prairie families at Open House on February 1 from 6:00-7:30 pm. It is truly a special night that allows our students and staff to showcase the amazing work of our students. Come on over and let your students show you their “Prairie Pride!”
Enjoy a fun evening with your Prairie buddies at Movie Night! On Friday, February 9 at 6:00 pm Home & School will offer pizza, concessions and the movie, Moana! If you haven’t experienced the amazing audio visual equipment in our gym, you are in for a treat! It is just like the movie theatre!
On February 21, SFCP will host our STEAM Fair from 5:30-7:30 pm. You can plan to attend this community event even if you didn’t complete a project for the Science Fair as we will have LOTS to see and do! We will have Community Partner STEM sessions in the gym and Prairie Teacher STEAM Demos in the Learning Commons. It will be an amazing event!
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on February 15 & 16. Please plan to attend these important meetings to learn about your student’s progress. Students do not attend school on these days.
Kindergarten Preview will be held at Prairie School on March 8. Two sessions will be held on this day. 8:45-10:00 am will be for those with last names that begin with A-L and the 10:15-11:30 am session will be for those with last names that begin with M-Z. Please share this information with anyone you know who has an incoming kindergartner. New kindergarten students must be registered a the district office. We are looking forward to meeting all of the future Prairie Dogs!
Current kindergartners will not attend school on this day.
Pull out your cowboy boots for the Prairie Adult Social, Bootin’ and Scootin’ at the Prairie Corral! The event will be held on March 9 at Goodwin Hall at Benedictine University. This adult only event is so much fun and truly is a celebration of our amazing community. Thanks for you continued support! Prairie is great place for students to learn and grow because of the amazing partnership that exists between our staff and families!
FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
Effective communication and community relations.
Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting. To watch that presentation, please click here.