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Middle School Direct number 351-3038
Mrs. Vicki Walker, Principal 351-2334
Mr. Damon Witherspoon, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director 351-2346
Mrs. Karla Koomler, Counselor 351-2347
Mrs. Val Heinlen, Secretary 351- 2377
Mrs. Deb Notestine, Attendance 351-2039
Mrs. Pam Wingstrom, Nurse 351-2041
Mrs. Chris Ream, Treasurer 351-2362
Mrs. Emily Miller, Speech 351-2044
Mrs. Sue Rhinesmith, Food Service 351-2070
Mrs. Deb Tipton, Psychologist 351- 2060
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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION &INFORMATION SESSION:Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Elementary Cafeteria. If you have a child who will turn 5 byAugust 1, 2014, you need to attend the 2014-2015 kindergarten registration at Prairie Heights Elementary. This parent meeting provides information and expectations for the upcoming school year. Please bring the following to the meeting: Your child's birth certificate, immunization record, social security card and any necessary legal/custody papers pertaining to your child. We ask that only parents attend this meeting. Children will be invited to a separate meeting prior to the start of the school year.
If you cannot attend this meeting, call Mrs. Hullinger, PHES Secretary, at 351-2028 or (800) 800-9596 ext. 2540 to schedule a time to complete registration forms.
If you do not have a kindergarten aged child, please share this information.

ATHLETIC PHYSICALS FOR THE UPCOMING 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE GIVEN ON THURSDAY, JUNE 5, BEGINNING AT 3:00 PM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL TRAINING AND LOCKER ROOMS BY THE EAST (SMALL) GYM. NO APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY. PHYSICALS WILL BE GIVEN ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED BASIS AND WILL BE OVER WHEN THE LAST PERSON IN LINE HAS HAD THEIR PHYSICAL. PHYSICALS WILL BE $20 EACH.

THE 30 MINUTE EXTENSION TO THE SCHOOL DAY WILL LAST THROUGH JUNE 3. THE LAST STUDENT DAY WILL NOW BE FRIDAY, JUNE 6. DISMISSAL TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL IS NOW 3:52 PM.

QUARTER 3 GRADE CARDS WERE SENT HOME WITH STUDENTS TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 18. QUARTER 4 PROGRESS REPORTS WILL GO HOME ON WED., MAY 7. THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF WE HAVE MORE SNOW DAYS.

INDIANA-PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE IS SPONSORING SUMMER ONLINE READING INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-10. CLASSES WILL BE HELD MON.-FRI. FROM 8 AM - 10 PM AND SAT. & SUN. FROM 9 AM - 4 PM. CALL MRS. HEINLEN AT 351-2377 TO REQUEST AN INFORMATIONAL SHEET OR CALL IUPU-FW AT 1-800-94-9974 FOR INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER.

WE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND EVERYONE OF SOME SIMPLE WAYS TO CONSERVE ENERGY AT OUR SCHOOL.
1. USE ONLY HALF THE LIGHTS IN THE CLASSROOM.
2. SHUT COMPUTERS OFF WHEN NOT IN USE.
3. TURN DOWN THE TERMOSTAT OR AIR CONDITIONER.
4. MAKE SURE THE REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER DOOR HAS NO LEAKS.
5. KEEP AIR VENTS CLEAR OF DEBRIS AND FURNITURE.
SUBMITTED BY: GARRETT CULLER, ALYSSA SCHOCKE AND ALEJANDRO CASTRO

NEW VISITOR ENTRY POLICY-IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME VISITOR TO OUR SCHOOL, PLEASE BE AWARE OF OUR NEW VISITORS POLICY. ALL VISITORS MUST ENTER THROUGH THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DOORS. YOU WILL NEED TO PRESENT A DRIVERS LICENSE OR ID CARD TO THE RECEPTIONIST. THE RECEPTIONIST WILL ISSUE YOU A VISITOR'S BADGE WITH YOUR NAME, PICTURE AND LOCATION OF YOUR VISIT. THE BADGE WILL NEED TO BE TURNED BACK IN TO THE RECEPTIONIST WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BUILDING.
IF YOU ARE A RETURNING VISITOR YOU WILL ALREADY BE IN THE SYSTEM. JUST TELL THE RECEPTIONIST YOUR NAME AND A BADGE WILL BE PRINTED FOR YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE IN CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR SCHOOLS.

A note for all parents: Panther PAW has changed. You will still be able to see your student's grades, lunch account balance, etc. However, PH has installed a new version of Panther PAW which will allow you to view all of your students with one sign in. EVERYONE will need to create a new account. You need to 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 to get the information you need. 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 your account and access your student's account from a computer here at school or at your local library.

 

DAILY BULLETIN
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Menu:
Turkey Roll-up w/Lettuce & Tomatoes
Golden Corn
Carrots w/Dip
Peaches or Juice
Choice of Milk OR
Choice Entrée Garden Bar

ALL STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Students, your scheduling papers for next year are due by the end of the day TOMORROW, Friday, April 25. If you don’t turn in a form, the office will schedule your related arts classes for you.

The last Panther Pride Sports Rally will be held on Monday, April 28 for track. Permission slips and money need to be turned in by the end of the day on TODAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 24. If you don’t turn in a permission form and money you cannot attend the sports rally. If you need a form, see Mrs. Heinlen.

CHANGE IN PLAY PRACTICE PARTICIPANTS FOR TODAY, THURSDAY-ONLY Ozians, Monkeys and Jitterbugs need to stay today, NOT Munchkins and Poppiesand EVERYONE needs to stay tomorrow, Friday. Next week, Show Week, everyone needs to stay on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday. Meet in Panther Square and someone will pick you up.

PH will present the play “The Wizard of Oz” on Friday, May 2 at 7 PM and Saturday, May 3 at 2 PM & 7 PM in the HS auditorium. Call 351-2989 for advance ticket sales. Tickets purchased in advance are $5.00 each. Tickets purchased at the door are $7.00. You can also purchase a ticket for $8.00 which allows you to have “Tea with Dorothy” on Saturday at noon and then attend the 2 PM performance of the play.

The Media Center will be closed next week due to ISTEP testing. Make sure you get to the library this week for your books to read after you are finished with your tests.

There is NO golf practice tonight.

There will be donuts and yogurt in Panther Square again this Friday.

The Kendallville YMCA is sponsoring their Bluefins Summer Swim Team beginning in May. If you are interested, please pick up an informational sheet during lunch.

 

Schedule for make-up days - March 3 - June 3
   
Adding 30 min. to the end of each day  
     
HB/2nd 8:10-9:10  
7th 9:13-10:11 6th gr. team mtg.
4th 10:14-11:12 5th gr. team mtg.
5th-5/6 LUNCH 11:15-11:45  
5th -5/6 CLASS 11:48-12:46  
5th-7/8 CLASS 11:15-11:50 & 12:26-12:46 8th gr. team mtg.
5th-7/8 LUNCH 11:53-12:23  
6th 12:49-1:47 7th gr. team mtg.
3rd 1:50-2:48  
8th 2:51-3:52  
     
*NOTE: DURING THIS PERIOD, MARCH 3 THROUGH JUNE 3, WE WILL NOT HAVE EXTENDED HOME BASE FOR TUTORING AND MAKE-UP WORK. PLEASE CHECK YOUR STUDENT'S PANTHER PAW ACCOUNT TO STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THEIR GRADES AND EMAIL THEIR TEACHERS IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
     
2-Hour Delay for 30 minutes added to each day
March 3-June 3
     
Period 7 10:10 - 10:53 6th gr. team mtg.
Period 5 10:56 - 12:20 8th gr. team mtg.
5/6 LUNCH 11:15-11:45  
7/8 LUNCH 11:50-12:20  
Period 4 12:23 - 1:03 5th gr. team mtg.
Period 6 1:06 - 1:46 7th gr. team mtg.
Period 8 1:49 - 2:28  
Period 2 2:31 - 3:11  
Period 3 3:14 - 3:52  

 

TO ACCESS THE MS EVENT CALENDAR CLICK ON "INFO" IN THE TOP TOOL BAR ON THE MS WEB PAGE. THEN, CLICK ON DOCUMENTS AND FORMS. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CLICK ON SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS/MONTHLY CALENDAR, THEN, CURRENT MONTHLY CALENDAR. THE CALENDAR POSTED IS FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR AND IS UPDATED WHENEVER NEW EVENTS ARE ADDED. THE ATHLETICS EVENTS CALENDARS CAN NOW BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING ON THE ATHLETIC TAB IN THE "LINKS" BOX ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MS WEB PAGE.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PRICES FOR THE 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR.
ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST IS $1.50/MIDDLE SCHOOL BREAKFAST IS $1.55.
ELEMENTARY LUNCH IS $2.10/MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH IS $2.20.
ADULT BREAKFAST $1.80/ADULT LUNCH IN EITHER BUILDING IS $2.95.
MILK/JUICE IN EITHER BUILDING IS $0.40.

The Steuben County Literacy Coalition is sponsoring FREE GED CLASSES!! Contact the Literacy Coalition to get started today at 260-665-1414, text 260-243-5450, facebook www.facebook.com/steubenliteracy, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or stop by at 1208 S. Wayne St., Angola, Indiana.

Visit the LearnMoreIndiana.org for information about how to attain your goal of attending college.

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
Mrs. Vicki Walker, Principal - 351-2334 or extension 6500
Mr. Damon Witherspoon, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director - 351-2346 or extension 6510
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
Mrs. Emily Miller, 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
 
 

 
 
 
 
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