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 Yoder, 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 - 351-2346 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 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.
LUNCH AND MILK PRICES FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR HAVE INCREASED 10 CENTS. PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
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
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE TIMES:
October 22 - Elementary and Middle School - 4:00 to 7:30 PM. Appointments ARE REQUIRED for elementary school conferences. However, appointments ARE NOT REQUIRED for middle school conferences.
October 27 - High School - 4:00 to 7:30 PM - Appointments ARE NOT REQUIRED for high school conferences.
October 28 - Elementary, Middle and High School - 4:00 to 7:30 PM. Appointments ARE REQUIRED for elementary school conferences. However, appointments ARE NOT REQUIRED for middle and high school conferences.
IF YOUR STUDENT MISSED PICTURE DAY ON SEPT. 24, THEY WILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE ON PICTURE RETAKE DAY. THAT DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN DETERMINED.
QUARTER ONE WILL END ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14. REPORT CARDS WILL BE SENT HOME WITH STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, OCT. 23.
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
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Turkey & Noodles
Cheese Filled Breadstick
Pineapple & Bananas or Juice
Choice of Milk
ALL STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
There is NO SPEECH this week.
We have a 6th grade girl who is collecting crafting/scrap/large pieces of material, sewing thread, towels, ripped clothing and yarn, shampoo, lotion, conditioner, deodorant, body wash, toothpaste and new toothbrushes for an elderly woman in the community. Leave your donations with Mrs. Heinlen in the office by THIS Fri., Oct. 10.
Any 6th grade girl who wants to play on the PH traveling basketball team for the Club 1 Basketball league needs to return their registration form to Ms. Kugler by Fri., Oct. 9. Practices will start Wed., Oct. 14 and Fri., Oct. 16.
Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in basketball can come to open gym in the MS gym on Mon., Oct. 12, Wed., Oct. 14, Mon, Oct. 19 and Thurs., Oct. 22 from 3:30-5:30 PM.
PHMS will be celebrating Red Ribbon week Oct. 26-29 to reinforce the pledge to stay alcohol and tobacco free. The week will be packed with fun activities. To kick off the week will have a Red Ribbon week deck the door contest. We would like everyone to decorate their doors the week before Red Ribbon Week, October 19-23. Judging will then be held on October 26 AM. Our goal is to have the doors decorated for Parent Teacher Conference nights.
It’s time to enroll in the LaGrange County 4-H Club. You can join such clubs as ATV Club, Dog Club, Goat Club and Shooting Sports and many more. 4-H is a year-round program. If you are interested in this fun and exciting organization pick up a registration form at lunch or from Mrs. Heinlen in the office.
Anyone interested in joining the yearbook staff needs to pick up an application from the envelope outside Mrs. Walker’s door, room 803. Applications need to be returned by the end of the day TODAY, Thursday, Oct. 8.
Contest forms for the 529 college savings plan are available from Mrs. Koomler and in the cafeteria.
The Prairie Heights Heritage Festival will be held THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 11th on the school farm from 11 AM-5 PM.
5TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
6TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
7TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The 8th grade field trip to Amish Acres is on Wed., Nov. 4. Be sure your forms and $15 are turned in, at the same time, to Mrs. Oster by Thursday, Oct. 29. If you have lost your form, see any 8th grade teacher to get another one.
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.