Middle School Direct number 351-3038
Mr. Andy Arndt, Principal 351-2334
Mr. Brad Jones, Assistant Principal 351-2346
Mrs. Karla Koomler, Counselor 351-2347
Mrs. Val Heinlen, Secretary 351- 2377
Mrs. Deb Snyder, 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 Young, Speech 351-2044
Mrs. Sue Rhinesmith, Food Service 351-2070
Mrs. Deb Tipton, Psychologist 351- 2060
Welcome to Prairie Heights Middle School!
Here at the PHMS website we hope you can become better informed of upcoming events and get school related information you may need.
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. Andy Arndt, Principal - 351-2334 or extension 6500
Mr. Brad Jones, Assistant Principal - 351-2346 or extension 6510
Mrs. Deb Snyder, Athletic Director - 351-3214
Mrs. Karla Koomler, Counselor - 351-2347 or extension 6620
Mrs. Val Heinlen, Secretary - 351- 2377 or extension 6540
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
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS IS LOOKING FOR SUBSTITUTE 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.
QUARTER ONE PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE SENT HOME WITH PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13.
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 20 AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVING THEIR PICTURES TAKEN ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.
The Prairie Heights Heritage Festival is October 9. Registration forms for booths are available at the office from Mrs. Heinlen or from Mr. Leu or Mr. Noll at the Ag building. Turn completed forms in to the middle school office. We will get them to Mr. Leu and Mr. Noll.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
½ Bread & Butter
Choice of Milk
TODAY IS AN “A” DAY.
ALL STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Spell Bowl Team is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. All practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays with the first practice being held THIS, Monday, Aug. 29 after school until 4:15 in Mrs. Travis’ room (room 803) directly across from the gym. If you love the challenge of learning new words and how to spell them and want to compete and have a great time, come and join us! See you there! Mrs. Travis and Mrs. Frey, Coaches
This year’s NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick competition is open to students ages 6 -15. The competition will be held at the Angola Kid's League Field at 580 Water Street, Angola on Sept. 10 at 10:00 AM. If you are interested pick up an entry form from Mrs. Heinlen in the office. Call the Angola Parks Department at 665-1588 if you have questions.
There will be a Muddy Train Run and Adventure Walk held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation at 2282 W 500 S, Pleasant Lake, IN. This activity is open to all ages. A registration fee of $45 per person will be charged. You need to be registered by Sept. 16. For more information and to register, visit MuddyTrailRun.com or call (260) 484-2543.
Cross Country practice will be held every day this week right after school until 5:00.
5TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
5th graders (who were in the elementary last spring) need to return their four PAWS to READ books ASAP.
A note for all parents: If you need 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 a 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. If you have had a Panther PAW account in the past, you do not need to sign up for a new account each year. The account will follow your student through their senior year in high school.
LUNCH AND MILK PRICES FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR:
MILK - 50 CENTS
ELEMENTARY LUNCH - $2.25
MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH - $2.35
HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH - $2.45
REDUCED STUDENT LUNCH - $0.40
ADULT LUNCH - $3.30
DUE TO SAFETY ISSUES, BALLOONS WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED ON THE SCHOOL BUS.
Eat Breakfast at School!
Mornings can be really crazy, the alarm doesn’t go off, the kids don’t want to get up, there’s no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes, or they’re just not ready to eat. Or, maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.
Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will energize your child’s day and provide them with a healthy start. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class, and has plenty of vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Breakfast at school is affordable, too. If you qualify for free or reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.
So help your child start the day right with school breakfast!
Desayuno en la Escuela!
Las mañanas pueden ser algo difíciles…la alarma no suena…los niños no se quieren levantar…no hay tiempo para desayunar, el bus ya va llegando…o quizás los niños no tienen hambre. O tal vez el joven se lleva un chocolate y una soda para comer en camino a la escuela. Si esto pasa en tu casa, ¡tenemos buenas noticias!
¡Los niños pueden desayunar en la escuela! Sus niños pueden comenzar el día saludablemente al comer el desayuno en la escuela. Un desayuno saludable ayuda a los estudiantes estar más alertos, y así aprender más. El desayuno tiene vitaminas y nutrientes para un cuerpo fuerte y saludable.
Y el desayuno en las escuelas no cuesta mucho. Si ya calificas para comidas gratis o comidas a precio reducido, también calificas para el Programa de Desayunos Escolares, y no tienes que llenar más formularios. No encontrarás un desayuno saludable a tan bajo precio en otro lugar.
¡Ayuda a tu niño a comenzar el día bien con desayunos escolares!
Have you heard about the Cash for College contest? Students in every grade can enter to win a $529 school savings account to start paying for college! What a deal! Visit www.LearnMoreIndiana.org to learn about the details and for more money saving tips, and what else you can do to make your college education affordable. Or, your parents can start an account with a small deposit of $10. Your savings account can grow, free of taxes. Tell your parent/guardian to visit www.collegechoicedirect.com to start saving today.
Fremont CommunitySchools/Head Start, serving Steuben & LaGrange counties, is accepting applications for fall enrollment for children ages 3 throug 5. Children must be 3 years old by August 1st, 2016 to be eligible. For an application, please call 260-495-4775 or 1-800-551-9819.
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