Prairie Central
High School

411 N 7th Street
Fairbury, IL  61739

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

Mr. Dan Casillas, Principal
Mr. James DeMay, 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

May 16 - 24, 2014

Events/Activities Subject to Change Without Notice

MONDAY, August 25  (2:15 pm Dismissal—No Activity Period)

 *Vars. Boys Golf @ Midland Invitational @ Lacon CC-1:00 pm;  Activity bus leaves at 11:00 am;  Dismiss boys golfers at 10:50 am

 *Girls Golf vs. Olympia w/ Eureka @ Eureka (Kaufman Park)-4:00 pm;  Activity bus leaves at 2:30 pm

 *Flags practice from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

TUESDAY, August 26  (2:15 pm Dismissal—No Activity Period)

 *No Activities Scheduled

WEDNESDAY, August 27  (2:15 pm Dismissal—No Activity Period)

 *No Activities Scheduled

THURSDAY, August 28 (2:15 pm Dismissal—No Activity Period)

 *Marching Band Practice on East Field @ 7:00 am

 *Picture Day for all Students & Staff beginning at 8:30 am in the small gym;  Students are reminded to dress appropriately and bring order forms that day.

 *Girls Golf vs. El Paso-Gridley-Home-4:00 pm

 *Re-scheduled Fall Sports Recognition Night in Big Gym;  (Introductions for football, cross country, boys golf, girls golf, and football cheerleaders will begin at 5:40 pm prior to the Volleyball scrimmage).  Complimentary porkburgers will be served from the HS indoor concession from 5:15 – 6:15 pm.

 *F/S/V Volleyball Exhibition Night in Big Gym-6:00 pm

FRIDAY, August 29  (2:15 pm Dismissal—No Activity Period)

 *Freshmen Football vs. Clifton Central-Home-5:30 pm

 *Varsity Football vs. Clifton Central-Home-7:30 pm

SATURDAY, August 30

 *No Activities Scheduled

MONDAY, September 1

 *NO SCHOOL—Labor Day Observance

 *JV Football vs. Clifton Central-There-5:00 pm;  Bus leaves at 3:00 pm

TUESDAY, September 2  (2:15 pm Dismissal w/ Activity Period)

 *Freshmen Class Meeting in Big Gym during Activity Period

 *B/G Cross Country vs. Clifton Central, PBL, & Tri-Point-Home (Fugate Woods)-4:30 pm

*S/V Volleyball vs. Flanagan-Cornell-There-6:00 pm;  Bus leaves at 4:15 pm


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2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR (subject to change)
Aug 6 Registration Grades PreK-8, 11-12; 11 AM-6 PM
Aug 7 Registration Grades PreK-10, 7 AM-1PM
Aug 8 Registration make-up (HS, any student; 10AM-1PM)
PreK-8 Make-up may register any week day after the 8th by appointment
Aug 9 Prairie Central New Teacher Orientation
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 21-30 1 Hour Early Dismissals
Sept 2 Labor Day - No School
Sept 4 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Sept 18 School Improvement Day - 1:00 Dismissal (hot lunch served)
Sept 27 Homecoming - 1:45 PM dismissal
Oct 3 P/T Conferences grades 9-12  (4:00-7:30 PM) - 1 hour early dismissal
Oct 14 Columbus Day - No School
Oct 23 End 1st Quarter
Oct 28 P/T Conferences grades K-8 (4:00-7:30 PM) - 1 hour early dismissal
Oct 29 P/T Conferences grades K-8 (4:00-7:30 PM) - 1 hour early dismissal
Nov 1 No School
Nov 6 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Nov 20 School Improvement Day - 1:00 dismissal (hot lunch served)
Nov 27 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving - No School
Dec 4 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Dec 20 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Dec23-Jan 3 Winter Break
Jan 6 Everyone Returns from Break
Jan 10 End 2nd Quarter
Jan 17 Teacher Institute (full day)
Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day - No School
Jan 29 School Improvement Day - 1:00 dismissal (hot lunch served)
Feb 4 P/T Conferences grades 9-12 (4:00-7:30 PM) - 1 hour early dismissal
Freshman Orientation Night (6:00-7:30 PM)
Feb 17 President's Day - No School
Mar 3-14 ISAT Testing
Mar 4 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Mar 14 End 3rd Quarter
Mar 21 1 hour early dismissal
Mar 24-Mar 28 Spring Break
Mar 31 Everyone Returns from Break
Apr 2 1 Hour Early Dismissal
Apr 18 Good Friday - No School
Apr 21 Easter Monday - No School
Apr 23-24 PSAE Testing
May 7 1 Hour Early Dismissal
May 18 PCHS Baccalaureate
May 23 PCHS Commencement
May 26 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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