Middle School Direct number 351-3038
Mr. Andy Arndt, Principal 351-2334
Mr. Brad Jones, Assistant Principal 351-2346
Mrs. Karla Koomler, Counselor 351-2347
Mrs. Val Heinlen, Secretary 351- 2377
Mrs. Deb Snyder, 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. Andy Arndt, Principal - 351-2334 or extension 6500
Mr. Brad Jones, Assistant Principal - 351-2346 or extension 6510
Mrs. Deb Snyder, Athletic Director - 351-3214
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
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.
If you have questions about your student's fundraiser order please call Mr. Jones at 351-3214 ext. 6510.
Quarter 1 report cards will be sent home with students TODAY, Friday, Oct. 21.
Middle School parent/teacher conferences will be held NEXT Wednesday, October 26 from 4:00-7:30 PM each day. No appointments are needed.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKE DAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1. PICTURE ORDER FORMS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE BEGINNING ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 24.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Chees Bites w/Marinara
Choice of Milk
TODAY IS AN “A” DAY.
ALL STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Students-Veteran’s Day is coming soon. Please bring in pictures of the veterans/active duty military people in your family for us to post in the main hallway. All pictures should be turned in to Mrs. Bellam in the office. The deadline for pictures in Nov. 4. Original pictures will be returned to students once Veteran’s Day is over.
Middle school students who are interested in theater can attend Cast Camp for the opportunity to interact with the high school theater students to learn acting techniques, backstage procedures, etc. If you are interested, pick up a packet during lunch, fill out the permission/registration form and turn it in to Mrs. Heinlen, along with your $15.00, by the end of the day THIS Monday, Oct. 24. No forms will be accepted without the $15.00 fee.
Next week - Monday is Disney/Tacky Tourist Day, Tuesday is Texas day Western wear, Wednesday is Hawaiian Day, Thursday is Alaska Day bundle up with hats, scarves and mittens. Each student who dresses up gets a ticket in 2nd period. They need to put their name on the ticket and put it in the hopper at lunch.
Picture retake day will be Tuesday, November 1 in the AM. Pictures will be taken in the elementary Panther Rest area at the bottom of the office steps. Mrs. Heinlen will call students down as we are ready for them. Order forms should be available in the office beginning Monday, Oct. 24.
Next week, Oct. 24-28, is Red Ribbon “Drug Free” week. Remember to decorate your doors.
Students who want to attend the Trunk or Treat at the Lake Missionary Church in Angola on Saturday, Oct. 22, need to pick up an informational “postcard” during lunch.
Tryouts for 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball will be from 3:30-5:30 PM NEXT Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 24, 25 & 26. There is open gym today from 3:30-5:30 for those wanting to play. Please remember that you MUST have a current physical on file before you can participate in open gym, try out or practice with the team. All boys who are not on the football team are strongly encouraged to participate in the open gyms. Football players who want to play basketball can attend practices once their season is over.
Any student who wants to join the yearbook staff needs to get an application during lunch. Fill the application out and return it to Mrs. Heinlen in the office by the end of the day Thursday, Oct. 27.
The FALL SPORTS BANQUET will be held NEXT Monday, October 24 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Everyone should meet in the MS cafeteria at 6:00. Volleyball and football athletes, please bring a dessert to pass. Cross country and soccer athletes and the cheerleaders, please bring a healthy snack to pass (vegetables, bread, fruits, etc.).
5TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
There will be an informational meeting NEXT Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM in the elementary gym for any 5th grade boys interested in joining Cub Scouts. Pick up an informational form during lunch.
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.
LUNCH AND MILK PRICES FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR:
MILK - 50 CENTS
ELEMENTARY LUNCH - $2.25
MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH - $2.35
HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH - $2.45
REDUCED STUDENT LUNCH - $0.40
ADULT LUNCH - $3.30
DUE TO SAFETY ISSUES, BALLOONS WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED ON THE SCHOOL BUS.
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!
Have you heard about the Cash for College contest? Students in every grade can enter to win money for a school 529 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