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.
Beginning Monday, Dec. 1, and continuing through Thursday, Dec. 4, Prairie Heights Middle and Elementary schools will be collecting items for our Christmas “We Care” Baskets. These baskets will be given to families in our community to help make their holidays a little brighter. We are collecting the following items on the dates listed. Baskets will be assembled on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 4 after the final collection of items.
Day 1 – Monday, Dec. 1 – boxed foods
Such as: Potato mix, Coffee/tea, Rice, Cocoa Mix, Mac & Cheese, Spaghetti, Lasagna, Cake mixes, Hamburger Helper, Muffin Mix, Pancake Mix, Dry Soup Mix, Cereal
Day 2 – Tuesday, Dec. 2 – Canned foods
Such as: Canned vegetables, Canned fruits, Canned meats
Day 3 – Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Snack foods/Paper products
Such as: Cookies, Snack crackers, Paper towels, Napkins
Day 4 – Thursday, Dec. 4 – Any of the previous items/Fruit
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Creamed Turkey on Biscuit
Slice Pumpkin Bread
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Choice of Milk
ALL STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Due to Thanksgiving this week, there will be no Campus Life. Campus Life will be at the normal time next Tuesday. On Thursday, Dec 4, Campus Life CORE begins in Mrs. Hinkle’s room from 3:25 - 4:15. This is a leadership group for 7th and 8th graders. See Mike next Monday to sign up and ask questions.
Beginning Monday, Dec. 1 through Thursday, Dec. 4 we will be collecting food items for our Christmas “We Care” boxes. These boxes are given to families in our PH community to help make their holidays a little brighter. A flier will be sent home with the progress reports on Tuesday to let you know what we would like to have donated.
Yearbook Staff applications and contracts need to be turned in to Mrs. Walker, room 803, by the end of the day TODAY, Tues., Nov. 25. If you need another copy of either paper, get one from the envelope outside Mrs. Walker's room.
During the week of Dec. 8-12 we will “Deck the Doors.” Decorate your doors and they will then be judged for prizes.
The week of Dec. 15-19 the student council will be selling Santa Grams. The Santa Grams will be handed out to students during HBX on the 19th.
Any 5th or 6th grade students who want to join LaGrange County 4-H should pick up a registration/information packet during lunch. If your electric company is LaGrange County REMC, they will credit your parents’ bill $15 for the 4-H fee if your parent shows proof of registration to the REMC.
5TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
6TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
6th graders-Ms. Motz will NOT be staying after school TONIGHT for math help.
6th grade girls’ basketball practices will be starting soon. You will need a physical to practice. Our practice dates are Dec. 10, 12, 15 and 17. If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs. Kugler.
6th graders interested in Steuben County 4-H need 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