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.
WE WILL BE DELAYING SCHOOL FOR 30 MINUTES ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, FOR THE STAFF CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST. STUDENTS WILL START THEIR DAY AT 8:40 AM.
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.
THIS WEEK, DECEMBER 2-5, THE MIDDLE AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WILL BE COLLECTING ITEMS FOR OUR "WE CARE" CHRISTMAS BASKETS. THESE BASKETS ARE GIVEN TO FAMILIES IN OUR PH COMMUNITY TO BRIGHTEN THEIR HOLIDAYS. PLEASE REFER TO THE LISTS BELOW FOR THE ITEMS WE NEED.
Christmas Food Drive Items
Day 1 – Monday, Dec. 3 – boxed foods
Potato mix, coffee/tea, rice, cocoa mix, mac & cheese, spaghetti, lasagna, cake mixes, Hamburger Helper, muffin mix, pancake mix, dry soup mix, cereal
Day 2 – Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Canned foods
Canned vegetables, fruits and meats
Day 3 – Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Snack foods/Paper products/Personal care items/boxes or canned items
Cookies, snack crackers, paper towels, napkins, toothpaste, soap, shampoo
Day 4 – Thursday, Dec. 6 –Any of the previous items/Fresh Fruit
Fresh Fruit - Boxes will be made on Thursday morning for pick-up on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.
MS PROGRESS REPORTS FOR QUARTER 2 WERE SENT HOME WITH STUDENTS ON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26.
8th grade ski trip information-Attention all 8th graders and parents/guardians of 8th graders! The annual ski trip is Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. The costis $22 which will be due by Dec. 6. We will be traveling by school bus to Swiss Valley Ski Area near Jones, Michigan. Participants will need to have insulated, leather gloves/mittens for the tow rope on the beginner slopes. They make a great Christmas gift and can be found at local farm and sporting goods stores. Students also need a knee length pair of warm socks and a hat. It is also helpful, but not necessary, to have a waterproof jacket and a pair of ski pants. If you have any questions call Karen Frey at 351-3214, ext. 6802. THINK SNOW!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Pineapple & Mandarin Oranges
Choice of Milk OR
Choice Entrée Garden Bar
ALL STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Tomorrow will be the last day to bring in items for our “We Care” Basket Food Drive. We need lots of items as we have 43 baskets to fill. Bring any items listed on the flyer that went home with your progress report. Home base teachers need to count the items they have then send them down to the cafeteria during morning home base.
Leading home bases for food drive drive-Mrs. Stuckey’s student have brought in the most items so far with 75 items, then, Mr. Smith’s class with 49 items, Mrs. Walker’s class with 44 items and Mrs. Ray’s class with 39 items. Keep up the good work. We have 43 baskets we need to fill. Remember, the winning home base from each grade level gets a free HBX time in the gym.
Panther Pride Theater Rally permission slips, along with the $1.00 payments, are due by the end of the day TODAY, Wednesday, Dec. 4. Turn in forms and money to Mrs. Ray, room 609. All participants will stay after school tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 5 and watch the movie Frosty the Snowman, then walk over to the HS auditorium to watch a live performance of the MS play, P.S. Merry Christmas. You will need someone to pick you up from the auditorium vestibule at 6:00 PM when the play is over. Parents and other family members can also attend the play performance. Admission for others attending will be $4.00 per person (children 3 and under are free).
There is NO SPEECH this week.
The MS will be presenting the play “P.S. Merry Christmas” tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 5 at 4:30 PM & Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 & 7 at 7 PM in the HS auditorium. Tickets are $4.00 See a cast member or call Mrs. Staton at 351-3214 ext. 6706 for tickets.
The next People to People Club meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 9.
Are you curious about LaGrange County Teen Court?Monday, Dec. 9,is an opportunity to learn all about it!Be at the LaGrange County courthouse no later than5:45 PM. The trial starts at6:00! If you’ve never been to a trial, make this your first one, check it out! Call Amy Garl at 499-2540 if you have questions. Remember, if school is closed court is canceled!
The boys’ basketball game against Westview on Thursday, Dec. 12 will be played at Meadowview Elementary School off SR 5. The game will start at 4:30 PM.
A student has lost a purple Aeropostle coat with fur around the hood If you have this coat in your room, please send it up to the office to Mrs. Heinlen.
There will be donuts and yogurt in Panther Squareon Friday.
STUDENTS-PLEASE LET YOUR PARENTS KNOW THAT SCHOOL WILL BEGIN 30 MINUTES LATER THAN USUAL ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20. STUDENTS WILL START SCHOOL AT 8:40 AM.
5TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
6TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
7TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Attention all 8thgraders and parents/guardians of 8thgraders! The annual ski trip is Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, from8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Cost is $22. Anyone who needs a ski trip permission slip can see Mrs. Frey or Mrs. Heinlen. Permission forms and money are due by the end of the day THIS Friday, Dec. 6.
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.
Once again the LaGrange County Community Foundation has agreed to fund an outreach coordinator for adults. Our goal is to enroll adults into GED programs and have adults earn their GED. If you have questions contact Rod Knox at 260-235-0276.
The Steuben County Literacy Coalition is sponsoring FREE GED CLASSES!! Weekly classes are held, morning and evening, in Angola. Contact the Literacy Coalition to get started today at 260-665-1414, text 260-243-5450, facebook www.facebook.com/steubenliteracy, email
, or stop by at 1208 S. Wayne St., Angola, Indiana.
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. This is the best way to determine whether your children should attend school on bad weather days.
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