Middle School Direct number 351-3038
Mr. Damon Witherspoon, Principal 351-2334
Mr. Brad Jones, Assistant Principal 351-2346
Mrs. Karla Koomler, Counselor 351-2347
Mrs. Val Heinlen, Secretary 351- 2377
Mr. Brad Jones, 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. Damon Witherspoon, Principal - 351-2334 or extension 6500
Mr. Brad Jones, 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. Brad Jones, 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
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.
LUNCH AND MILK PRICES FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR:
MILK - 50 CENTS
ELEMENTARY LUNCH - $2.20
MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH - $2.30
HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH - $2.35
REDUCED STUDENT LUNCH - $0.40
ADULT LUNCH - $3.05
We will no longer transport balloons on the school buses. There are a lot of safety issues involved with this. Thank you for your cooperation. Gaylon Wisel, Transportation Director/School Resource Officer
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!
STUDENTS WANTING TO ATTEND A SPORTING EVENT AFTER SCHOOL MUST GO HOME FROM
SCHOOL AND RETURN AT 5:00 PM WHEN THE SPORTING EVENT BEGINS.
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne is again offering their online summer Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for students Preschool through High School. These are individualized programs with engaging online instruction, independent reading in great books and skilled and encouraging teachers. For more information or to register call the Institute of Reading Development at 1-800-964-9974, Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 9 PM and Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM. Information sheets are also available in the middle school office.
FREE PRE-SEASON ATHLETIC PHYSICALS
Any Prairie Heights student who is planning on participating in a sport during the 2016-17 school year is eligible for a FREE athletic physical on Saturday, May 21 from 8:00 - 10:30 AM at the DeKalb Health, North Campus (Lot E off Wesley Road, Door Yellow 36). No appointments are needed. However, students need to have their portion of the athletic physical form, available at the MS office, completed prior to arriving for the physical.
The PH FFA PLANT SALE is continuing at the PH greenhouse just south of the Ag building. They are open from 1-6 PM Monday through Friday and from 8 AM-1 PM on Saturday. Potted flowers and vegetable plants, as well as hanging baskets and planters are available. New this year: Hort Couture Brand annual flowers and foliage.
LaGrange County Public Library's Summer Reading Program which is all about connecting sports, fitness, wellness, and nutrition with the pleasure of reading starts June 6 and ends July 30! The theme for children through 8th Grade is "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!" and the theme for teens is "Get In the Game...Read!" You can sign up at any LaGrange County Public Library branch or the bookmobile starting June 6!
Earn prizes! When you sign up, you'll get a book bag, bookmark, pencil and reading log to keep track of your progress of exercising your body AND your mind! All participants will have the opportunity to earn a prize during week 4 and an even bigger prize during week 8! When reading logs are completed, they can be turned in for entry into a prize drawing!
Final weekend: On July 29, Mike Schneider from Pint Size Polkas will visit us at the Topeka Branch Library with his "Ready, Set, Polka!" performance, where we will get up and move to the happy sounds of polka music, dance to special Pint Size Polkas versions of the "Hokey Pokey," the "Chicken Dance," and "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," answer trivia questions, and play a special edition of "Name That Tune" featuring iconic sports theme songs!
On July 30, Science Central will come to the LaGrange County Public Library with its "Family Fun Fest: Body Matters" program. We will explore the world of the human body, find out what our bones look like, make an edible model of DNA, and test our lung capacity!
Also this summer, we will have special guests who will talk about sharing the road (safety vests will be given out!), explain how to eat healthy and exercise (prizes will be awarded!), and lead us on walks to see what bugs and leaves we can find around the libraries! We will also make our own trail mix (adding our own creativity!), exercise our bodies and our minds during Game Day, build with our friends at Lego Club, and sit back and relax with our families and friends during Family Movie Nights.
For more information about our Summer Reading Program, stop by the LaGrange County Public Library or call 260-463-2841.
THE MIDDLE SCHOOL END OF THE YEAR AWARDS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 26, BEGINNING AT APPROXIMATELY 8:15 AND ENDING BETWEEN 10:00 AND 10:30.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Choice of Milk
TODAY IS A “B” DAY.
ALL STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Students MUST have a pass to come to the clinic.
There will be meetings for all students who are going to Cedar Point during HBX TOMORROW, THURSDAY. All Cedar Point permission slips and money are due on Friday, May13. Turn them in to Mrs. Ream, Mr. Jones or Mrs. Heinlen.
The final check out for library books will be Friday, May 13. ALL BOOKS WILL BE DUE FRIDAY, MAY 20.
The LAST day to charge a lunch is Friday, May 20. Please pay ALL charges.
There will NO SPEECH this week.
The Cole Center Family YMCA in Kendallville is sponsoring their annual “Safety Around Water” summer program for youths completing grades K-12 and adults. Buses will pick students up at PHMS at 8 AM, at the Farmer’s State Bank in Stroh at 8:15 and at the South Milford Church of Christ at 8:30. There is a $10 charge if you are catching the bus. You can also attend if someone takes you to the Y and then picks you back up. For more information, pick up a pink flier during lunch.
5TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
6TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
7TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
PHHS Cheerleading Tryouts for the 2016 Football season will be in the HS East Gym on May 9, 10 and 12 from 6-8 PM. Be sure you have your physical turned in before you go to tryouts.
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
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.