Middle School Direct number 351-3038
Mr. Damon Witherspoon, Principal 351-2334
Mr. Robby Morgan, Assistant Principal 351-2346
Mrs. Karla Koomler, Counselor 351-2347
Mrs. Val Heinlen, Secretary 351- 2377
Mr. Brandon Rumsey, Athletic Director 351-3214 ext. 6815
Mrs. Deb Notestine, Attendance 351-2039
Mrs. Pam Wingstrom, Nurse 351-2041
Mrs. Chris Ream, Treasurer 351-2362
Ms. Amy Yoder, Speech 351-2044
Mrs. Sue Rhinesmith, Food Service 351-2070
Mrs. Deb Tipton, Psychologist 351- 2060
Welcome to Prairie Heights Middle School!
Here we hope you can become better informed of upcoming events and browse through some of the work the students have produced. This site will also contain information about the staff, and news about the students as they continue to learn and grow.
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS IS LOOKING FOR SUBSTITUTES FOR TEACHERS AND AIDES. IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN SUBBING FOR US PLEASE FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON OUR MAIN WEBSITE, AND SUBMIT IT TO THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE.
THE MIDDLE SCHOOL OFFICE IS OPEN FROM 7:00 AM-3:30 PM. MRS. VANKIRK IS IN THE MS/ES OFFICE FROM 3:30-4:30 TO TAKE TRANSPORTATION CALLS. IF YOU NEED TO TALK WITH HER DURING THAT TIME PLEASE CALL 351-2035.
ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETES-If you are planning on participating in a sport during the 2015-2016 school year you can get your athletic physical FREE OF CHARGE. On Saturday, May 30, from 8:00 – 10:30 AM physicals will be given at DeKalb Health, North Campus (Lot E off Wesley Road, Door Yellow 36). No appointments are needed. Get a physical form from the office. The parent portion of the physical form must be filled out prior to arriving for your physical.
IPFW's Institute of Reading Development is again hosting Summer Reading Skills Online summer programs. These programs are for students from age 4 through grade 12. Programs are taught by professional instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Tuition varies by program level and there is a family discount. For more information or to register call 1-800-964-9974 M-F from 8 AM -9 PM or Saturday 9 AM-4PM. Your student should bring home a flier with more information.
Middle school students are invited to help out in an activity called “Beth’s Benches”. Students are asked to bring in plastic lids from various containers such as water and pop bottles, milk jugs, Gatorade, laundry and dish detergent, cottage cheese, chip dip, ketchup, peanut butter and many more. Please rinse out the lids before bringing them in. The lids will be melted down and used to create a bench in memory of Beth Sexton. Drop off the lids at the middle school office. Instead of putting these lids in the trash, let’s bring them in for a good purpose.
THE LAST DAY TO CHARGE LUNCH IS FRIDAY, MAY 29. PLEASE PAY ALL CHARGES PRIOR TO THIS DATE. THE FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT IS PAYING THE USER FEE UNTIL SEPT. 30 FOR ONLINE PAYMENTS WITH A CHECK OR CREDIT CARD @ www.payforit.net. THIS IS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE SITE TO VIEW YOUR STUDENT'S LUNCH ACCOUNT BALANCE.
THE LAST STUDENT DAY IS JUNE 9. THE LAST TEACHER DAY IS JUNE 10. END OF THE YEAR REPORT CARDS WILL BE MAILED HOME BEFORE THE LAST SECRETARY'S DAY ON JUNE 23.
THE END OF THE YEAR AWARDS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 9 FROM 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM. PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.
NEWS FROM THE FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT - ENJOY YOUR SUMMER! WE WILL BE SERVING SUMMER MEALS FOR FREE TO ANY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 18 AT THE ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA ON JULY 27, 28, 29, 30 AND AUGUST 3, 4, 5 AND 6 FROM 11:50-12:20.
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Ham & Cheese on Bun
Choice of Milk
ALL STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
On Monday any 6th, 7th or 8th grade boys interested in playing football in the fall need to come to Panther Square during HBX to meet with Mr. Rumsey.
Any boys track team members who have not signed the trophy need to see Mr. Travis TODAY.
The LaGrange County 4-H Jr. Leaders are sponsoring a 1 mile or 5K run/walk TOMORROW, Saturday, May 30. If interested, see Mrs. Heinlen in the office for an informational/registration form.
The MS End of the Year Awards program will be held on Tuesday, June 9 (the last student day) in the MS gym from 8:15 AM – 10:30 AM. Parents are welcome to attend.
ALL LIBRARY BOOKS MUST BE RETURNED BY THURSDAY, JUNE 4.
TODAY, Friday, May 29, is the last day to charge a lunch. Please pay all outstanding charges ASAP.
Campus Life is hosting their “Last Blast” swim party and cookout on Tuesday, June 2 from 3:30-6:00 PM at Kerry & Deb Hoyer’s near Pleasant Lake. This party is open to ALL GRADES, 5-8. Those attending MUST turn in a completed permission form by the end of the day TODAY, Friday, May 29. Turn forms in to Mrs. Heinlen in the office. All important information about the trip is on the permission form.
An awards ceremony for middle school students involved in theater will be held TONIGHT, FRIDAY, May 29 at 7 pm in the MS cafeteria. Any middle schooler who has been in a play this year is invited to attend. We will be awarding Best Middle School Actor, Actress and Technician as voted on by the high schoolers.
MS ATHLETES can get 2015-16 sports physicals FREE OF CHARGE TOMORROW, Sat., May 30, from 8:00-10:30 AM at DeKalb Health, North Campus (Lot E off Wesley Road, Door Yellow 36). No appointments are needed. Physical forms are in the office. The parent portion of the physical form must be filled out prior to arriving for your physical.
5TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
6TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
7TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
HS cheerleading tryouts are TODAY, Friday, May 29 from 4-6 PM in the HS East gym. You must have a physical on file in order to try out. Please make sure your ride is at the HS promptly at 6 PM.
Any 8th grader interested in attending the summer Adventure Bound Day Camp sponsored by the LaGrange County Parks needs to pick up a flier during lunch.
PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN GRADES 7 & 8 CAN SIGN THEIR STUDENT UP FOR INDIANA'S 21ST CENTURY SCHOLARS PROGRAM. TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, AND TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION, GO TO Scholars.IN.gov. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS YOU CAN CALL 1-888-528-4719 OR EMAIL
A note for all parents: To sign up for Panther PAW, our program that allows parents to view their student's grades, lunch account balance, etc., you will need to create a new account. To create your account, go to the PHMS website (www.phms.ph.k12.in.us) and click on Panther PAW in the Quick Links box on the right side of the screen. The information you need will be found in this link. Make sure you click on the "Create Account" box to create your new account. You can, at the same time, sign up for school messenger in order to get alerts from the school regarding delays, closings, etc. If you have trouble creating your account for any reason call PH Tech at 260-351-3214 x4600. If there is no answer please leave message. If you do not have a home computer, you can set up and access your student's account from a computer here at school or at your local library.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PRICES FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR.
ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST IS $1.50/MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL BREAKFAST IS $1.55.
ELEMENTARY LUNCH IS $2.10/MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH IS $2.20/HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH IS $2.25.
ADULT BREAKFAST $1.80/ADULT LUNCH IN EITHER BUILDING IS $2.95.
MILK/JUICE IN EITHER BUILDING IS $0.40.
IF YOU QUALIFY FOR REDUCED BREAKFAST IT IS $0.30 AND REDUCED LUNCH IS $0.40.
GET YOUR H.S.E. (HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA) THROUGH THE STEUBEN COUNTY LITERACY COALITION. TO SIGN UP FOR FREE CLASSES CALL (260) 665-1414. CLASSES ARE HELD IN ANGOLA AT 1208 S. WAYNE ST., MONDAY-WEDNESDAY FROM 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM AND FROM 4:00 - 8:00 PM AND IN FREMONT AT THE FREMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY MONDAY - WEDNESDAY FROM 4:00 - 8:00 PM.
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Direct dial numbers for the middle school are as follows:
Weather Phone: Call 351-3004 for fast, reliable information regarding school delays and closings. As soon as a decision is made regarding school delays or cancellations, the voice mail is updated.
Middle School Direct number 351-3038
Mr. Damon Witherspoon, Principal - 351-2346 or extension 6500
Mr. Robby Morgan, Assistant Principal - 351-2346 or extension 6510
Mrs. Karla Koomler, Counselor - 351-2347 or extension 6620
Mrs. Val Heinlen, Secretary - 351- 2377 or extension 6540
Mr. Brandon Rumsey, Athletic Director - 351-3214 extension 6815
Mrs. Deb Notestine, Attendance - 351-2039 or extension 2560
Mrs. Pam Wingstrom, Nurse - 351-2041 or extension 2570
Mrs. Chris Ream, Treasurer - 351-2362 or extension 6550
Ms. Amy Young, Speech - 351-2044 or extension 2520
Mrs. Sue Rhinesmith, Food Service - 351-2070 or extension 2670
Mrs. Deb Tipton, Psychologist - 351- 2060 or extension 6555