Prairie Central
High School

411 N 7th Street
Fairbury, IL  61739

Phone: (815) 692-2355
FAX: (815) 692-2438

Mr. Dan Casillas, Principal
Mr. Josh Creek, Dean of Students
Mr. Brad Beyers, Athletic Director


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The mission of Prairie Central High School is to provide quality education in a safe environment through a shared relationship with a group of diverse communities, to be pro-active and student-oriented, to provide experiences through an innovative curriculum and caring people, thereby preparing students for life-long learning in a global society.

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PCHS Weekly Announcements

Events/Activities Subject to Change Without Notice


FRIDAY, September 12


*Fall Play cast meeting in Rm 210 (Mr. Metz) during Activity Period


*Freshmen Football vs. Pontiac-There-5:00pm;  Freshmen players & cheerleaders will depart at 3:15 pm


*Varsity Football vs. Pontiac-There-7:00 pm;  Varsity player bus leaves at 5:00 pm


SATURDAY, September 13


*B/G Cross Country @ Detweiller Park (Peoria)-9:00 am;   Bus leaves at 6:00 am


*JV & Varsity Volleyball @ Clinton Invitational-8:00 am;  Bus leaves at 6:00 am


*JV Boys Golf @ BHS Tournament (Highland GC)-11:00 am;  Activity bus leaves at 9:00 am


*PCHS Marching Band performs at Pontiac Marching Band Contest;  Performances-TBA



Homecoming Week--Sep 15-20



MONDAY, September 15Pro/College Sport Day (Dress in support of college or pro team)


*Girls Golf @ Midland Invitational-1:00 pm;  Activity bus leaves at 11:00 am;  Dismiss varsity girls golfers at 10:50 am


*Sophomore Football vs. Pontiac-Home-6:00 pm


*JV & Vars Boys Golf vs. Watseka-Home-4:15 pm


*Flags Practice from 6:00 – 8:00 pm


*PC Leadership sponsors Baggo Tourney in Big Gym from 7:00 – 8:30 pm;  (Participants treated to pizza & soft drinks at conclusion of Baggo Championship game)


TUESDAY, September 16—Class Color Day (Sr-Pink; Jr-Green; So-Yellow; Fr-Orange; Staff-Purple)


*FFA Event—Poultry Workshop @ Univ of IL for selected students


*Girls Golf vs. Normal Community-Home-4:00 pm


*B/G Cross Country vs. El Paso-Gridley & Heyworth-Home (@ Fugate Woods)-4:30 pm


*F/S/V Volleyball vs. Mahomet-Seymour-There-5:00 pm;  Bus leaves at 3:30 pm


WEDNESDAY, September 17—Camo Day


*FFA Event—Section Forestry @ Monticello for selected students


*NHS Meeting in Library during Activity Period


*PC Athletic Boosters Meeting in HS Library at 7:00 pm


THURSDAY, September 18—Thoroughly Classy Thursday (Button Downs & Dress Clothes)


*Marching Band Practice-7:00 am


*Spanish Club meeting in Rm 12 (Mrs. Sweet) during Activity Period for interested students


*Varsity Boys & Varsity Girls Golf @ Livingston Co. Meet @ Wolf Creek GC-1:00 pm;  Activity bus leaves at 11:45 am;  Dismiss varsity golfers at end of 2nd Block


*F/S/V Volleyball vs. IVC-Home-5:00 pm


*Homecoming Pep Rally to follow immediately after Varsity Volleyball matches, approx. 8:30 pm;   Includes Pep Band, Sr. Court games, & announcement of King & Queen)


FRIDAY, September 19—Hawk Spirit Day (Navy, Columbia, & White Attire)


*1:15 PM Dismissal Bell Schedule


*Homecoming Parade in downtown Fairbury-2:30 pm;  (Parade begins from Marsh Park)


*Freshmen Football vs. IVC-Home-5:30 pm


*Varsity Football vs. IVC-Home-7:30 pm; (2014 Homecoming Game)


*Operation Santa—“Put a Sock in It”—Collection project to benefit American troops abroad;  (Socks donations accepted @ Lewis Field during Homecoming football games)


SATURDAY, September 20


*Girls Golf @ LeRoy Invitational-8:00 am;  Activity bus leaves at 6:15 am


*Sophomore Volleyball @ IVC Tournament-9:00 am;  Bus leaves at 6:30 am


*Boys & Girls Cross Country @ Tuscola Classic-10:00 am;  Bus leaves at 7:00 am


*Homecoming Dance in PCHS Big Gym from 8:00 – 11:00 pm;  Coronation at 9:30 pm

PCHS News & Noteworthy  

News Archives


2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR (subject to change)
Aug 4-8 Registration for non-internet parents
Aug 8 Prairie Central New Teacher Orientation
Aug 11-15 Schedule change for 7-12 students - PCJHS, PCHS (by appointment)
Aug 19-20 Teacher Institutes (full day)
Aug 21 1st Day Classes K-12 (1 hour early dismissal)
Aug 22 All ECE, Pre-K classes begin
Aug 21-Sept 5 1 Hour Early Dismissals
Sept 1 Labor Day - No School
Sept 19 Homecoming - 2 hour early dismissal
Oct 2 P/T Conferences grades 7-12  (4:00-7:30 PM) - 1 hour early dismissal
Oct 7 School improvement day (XHS) - 1:00 student dismissal (hot lunch served)
Oct 13 Columbus Day - No School
Oct 17 End 1st Quarter
Oct 28 P/T Conferences grades K-6 (4:00-7:30 PM) - 1 hour early dismissal
Oct 30 P/T Conferences grades K-6 (4:00-7:30 PM) - 1 hour early dismissal
Nov 4 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Nov 11 Veteran's Day
Nov 26 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Nov 27-28 Thanksgiving - No School
Dec 2 School improvement day (XHS) - 1:00 student dismissal (hot lunch served)
Dec 19 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Dec 19 End 2nd Quarter
Dec22-Jan 2 Winter Break
Jan 5 Everyone Returns from Break
Jan 6 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Jan 16 Teacher Institute (full day)
Jan 19 Martin Luther King Day - No School
Feb 3 School improvement day (XHS) - 1:00 student dismissal (hot lunch served)
Feb 12 P/T Conferences grades 7-12 (4:00-7:30 PM) - 1 hour early dismissal
Freshman Orientation Night (6:00-7:30 PM)
Feb 16 President's Day - No School
Mar 3 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Mar 13 End 3rd Quarter
Mar 27 1 hour early dismissal
Mar 30-Apr 6 Spring Break
Apr 7 Everyone Returns from Break
Apr 3 Good Friday - No School
Apr 6 Easter Monday - No School
Apr 14 1 Hour Early Dismissal
May 5 1 Hour Early Dismissal
May 17 PCHS Baccalaureate
May 22 PCHS Commencement
May 25 Memorial Day - No School
June 4 Report Card Day/Last Day of Students - 1 Hour Early Dismissal
June 5 Teacher Institute (full day)
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