In October we were honored to meet with parents during Parent Teacher Conferences on October 5 and 6. Thank you for joining us to talk about your student’s progress. Research shows that a strong relationship between teacher and parent improves student achievement. Thanks for being our partner!
Thanks for your continued support for a safe arrival and dismissal of students. Children who are dropped off by car should exit quickly onto the sidewalk. Parents should not exit the car in the carpool lane. Children may be dropped off at any point in the line; you do not need to wait to be the first car in the line. Supervision begins at 8:00 am and students may begin entering the school at this time as well. Students may enter the school through Door 1 or Door 14. Announcements and the pledge begin promptly at 8:15 am. Students should be unpacked, in their seats and ready to start the day.
Operation Support Our Troops will collect donations in the front lobby through November 10, 2017. You can support our military through your generous donations of food and supplies. Prairie’s donations will allow military personnel to receive care packages and letters!
On November 10, we will observe Veteran’s Day will a special ceremony at 9:00am in our MPR. At this ceremony we will honor and thank veterans for their service and sacrifice. Students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. If you are a veteran and would like to attend this ceremony, we would like to announce the following information: your name, your service branch and where you served and the student you are connected to at Prairie. We look forward to your participation in our ceremony. The students and staff at Prairie truly value the opportunity to acknowledge our nation’s true heroes.
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.