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, March 20


*Awards luncheon in HS Library during A & B lunch periods for participants of recent Special Olympics Polar Plunge event


*Football Meeting for all current & interested male athletes in Grades 9-11 in Big Gym during Activity Period


*Jazz Show performance by HS band at Center for Performing Arts (Chenoa GS);  Seating begins @ 6:30 pm;  Entertainment begins at 7:00 pm




Saturday, March 21


*FFA State Ag Communications CDE @ IL State Univ-TBA


*Girls Track @ Last Chance Indoor Qualifying Meet @ IWU-Shirk Center-10:00 am;  Bus leaves at 8:00 am


*Boys Track @ EIU-Charleston Indoor Meet-1:30 pm;  Bus leaves at 10:15 am


*Varsity Baseball vs. Streator & Manteno @ Streator-PC vs. Streator-10:00 am; PC vs. Manteno-12:00 pm;   Bus leaves at 8:00 am


*Soph Baseball vs. Manteno (DH)-Home-11:00 am


*Varsity Softball vs. Clifton Central (DH)-There-10:00 am;  Bus leaves at 8:00 am


*Jazz Show performance by HS band at Center for Performing Arts (Chenoa GS);  Seating begins @ 6:30 pm;  Entertainment begins at 7:00 pm








MONDAY, March 23Media Blitz Monday


*FFA Chapter meeting in Rm A119 (Mr. Miller) during Activity Period


*Varsity Baseball vs Roanoke-Benson-There-4:30 pm;  Bus leaves at 3:00 pm;  Dismiss varsity baseball players at 2:50 pm


*JV & Vars Softball vs. Herscher-There-4:30 pm;  Bus leaves at 2:45 pm;  Dismiss softball players at end of 4th Block


*2015-16 Cheerleading formal judging in Big Gym from 6:00 – 8:00 pm




TUESDAY, March 24Taco Tuesday


*Varsity Softball vs. Gardner S. Wilmington-Home-4:30 pm


*Varsity Baseball vs Gardner S. Wilmington-Home-4:30 pm


*Annual FFA Hog Roast & Auction;  Meal served in HS Café from 4:00 – 6:30 pm;  Auction in Big Gym begins at 6:30 pm



WEDNESDAY, March 25Where’s Waldo Wednesday


*HS Faculty Meeting in Library from 7:30 – 8:00 am


*FCA Meeting in Rm A115 (Mr. Dunahee) during Activity Period


*FCCLA Blood Drive Donor Meeting in East Gym balcony during Activity Period;  (Students must be signed up with an appointment to attend this meeting)




THURSDAY, March 26Throwback Thursday


*Student Senate Meeting in Rm 1 (Mrs. Pilgrim) during Activity Period


*Varsity Baseball vs. Fisher-Home-4:30 pm


*Freshmen Baseball vs Normal West-Home-4:30 pm


*Student Senate Hawkapalooza Fun Night in Big Gym from 6:00 – 9:00 pm



FRIDAY, March 27—Flash Flood Friday


*2:15 pm Early Dismissal for Spring Break


*FCCLA Blood Drive in Small Gym from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm;  (HS donors will be escorted to collection site by FCCLA member at appointment time)


*Varsity Baseball vs Coal City-There-4:30 pm;  Bus leaves at 2:45 pm


*Soph Baseball vs. Coal City-Home-4:30 pm




SATURDAY, March 28


*B/G Track @ Indoor State Finals @ IWU-Shirk Center-TBA


*Sophomore Baseball & Varsity Softball vs. Reed-Custer (DH)-There-11:00 am;  Baseball & Softball will share same bus leaving at 9:00 am


*Varsity Baseball vs. Tremont (DH)-Home-10:00 am


*JV Softball vs Reed-Custer (DH)-Home-11:00 am

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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