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.
ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETES-If you are planning on participating in a sport during the 2015-2016 school year you can get your athletic physical FREE OF CHARGE. On Saturday, May 30, from 8:00 – 10:30 AM physicals will be given at DeKalb Health, North Campus (Lot E off Wesley Road, Door Yellow 36). No appointments are needed. Get a physical form from the office. The parent portion of the physical form must be filled out prior to arriving for your physical.
IPFW's Institute of Reading Development is again hosting Summer Reading Skills Online summer programs. These programs are for students from age 4 through grade 12. Programs are taught by professional instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Tuition varies by program level and there is a family discount. For more information or to register call 1-800-964-9974 M-F from 8 AM -9 PM or Saturday 9 AM-4PM. Your student should bring home a flier with more information.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Cheesy Garlic Bread w/Marinara Sauce
Celery Stick w/Dip
Choice of Milk
ALL STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Yearbook orders need to be in no later than Tues. April 21, 2015. A waiting list will be made beginning Wed. Those orders will be filled if there are yearbooks available. Yearbooks are $12. Make checks payable to PHMS Yearbook. Get an order form outside room 803, on the bulletin board by the clinic, in the office or on the website.
Any girl who wants to participate in the Lady Panther basketball camp needs to get their form and money turned in to Mrs. Heinlen or Ms. Kugler TODAY, FRIDAY, April 17. The camp will take place April 20-24 from 3:30-5:30.
5th Annual “KITE KOMOTION!” CLINIC & FESTIVAL will be held on Sat., April 25, from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM directly behind Shipshewana Event Center/Hostetler Hudson Auto Museum. Free Kite making kits & instruction to the first 500 children. Fun for the entire family!! For more information call 463-0334 or 768-7764.
Fri., May 1, is the Junior Achievement “Hats on for JA Day!” Pay $1.00, wear a school appropriate hat. Every home base with 100% participation will be entered into a drawing for donuts. One class from the MS will win donuts.
ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETES-You can get your 2015-16 sports physical FREE OF CHARGE on Saturday, May 30, from 8:00 – 10:30 AM at DeKalb Health, North Campus (Lot E off Wesley Road, Door Yellow 36). No appointments are needed. Get a physical form from the office. The parent portion of the physical form must be filled out prior to arriving for your physical.
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