MISSION POSSIBLE… JH students worked cooperatively to complete fitness and team missions. Each mission consisted of 48 unique tasks. It was a great day, be sure to ask the students about their favorite mission task.
Mrs. McBride's class hosted all the 5th grade classes in their Math Cafe. Students took on roles as severs and patrons. Food and drink orders were taken followed by students checking each other's math to ensure tickets were calculated correctly and proper change was given.
Please consider purchasing some new Prairie Central gear! PCE started a new leadership group this year called Flight Crew. It is comprised of 24 third and fourth grade students. We are needing to grow our fund so we can give back to the school and community. The shop closes December 13th! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/prairie-central-elementary-flight-crew?utm_campaign=desktop-post-launch-v3&utm_content=prairie-central-elementary-flight-crew&utm_medium=social&utm_source=copy-link
Fourth grade students in Mrs. Schrader's WINN (What I Need Now) class at Prairie Central Elementary completed their first of three Envision projects. This project, titled Pet Parade, engages students in a project that is as much fun as it is educational. Each student is challenged to discover what he or she would enjoy most in a pet and find the pet that most closely fits his or her life. Students first researched to create descriptions of possible pets. They then made a pet picture chart that displayed and described different pet choices, used the computer to make two “recipes” for desirable pets, created an adjective wheel to evaluate different characteristics of pets, and illustrated pets’ life cycles. Using this information, students made a final pet choice. From there, they engaged in many more activities, including writing a song about their pet and a cinquain poem, and creating a cost table that itemized all of the costs associated with owning their pet. All of their work was compiled into a binder and displayed on a tri-fold board. The students then showed off all of this hard work last night, at our Pet Parade EXPO night. It was a wonderful night!
The Karnes Memorial Fund is now accepting scholarship applications! See attached for details. #GreatDayToBeAHawk
There will be a 5th/6th grade volleyball parent/athlete meeting for anyone interested this Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 PM in the PCHS Library.
Congratulations to the PCJH Athlete of the Week, Trey McWhorter! Trey is a 14-year-old 8th grader from Fairbury, and is the son of Corey and Kim McWhorter. Trey was nominated by Coach Johnson, who wrote, "On Monday vs Watseka Trey was our leading scorer with 15 points and most of them came in the first quarter. He helped us get off to a great start in that game. This great start, helped by Trey's effort, led to our second straight conference win. Trey gives us some athleticism inside and we need him to continue to work hard and do the things we work on for us to have success."
Congratulations to the PCJH Student of the Week, Travis Kelson! Travis is a 13-year-old 8th grader from Fairbury, and is the son of Paula and Nathan. Travis was nominated by Mrs. Ropp, who wrote, "Travis is a kind, polite, and considerate young man. I have been very touched this year with how he has taken a couple of our A.C.E.S students, in our 5th hour PE class, under his wing. He makes sure to include and encourage them in all of the activities that we do. These young men look up to Travis and enjoy being around him." Travis is also involved with the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team and FFA. Outside of school he enjoys fishing, woodworking, physical activities and working with a local company.
PC boys basketball defeats Fisher, 69-32 at the GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament to advance to the Championship game on Saturday at 5:30pm! #GreatDayToBeAHawk
Congratulations to the PC 8th grade girls basketball team on defeating Manteno, 20-19, to win the Regional Championship!! #GreatDayToBeAHawk
To celebrate Thanksgiving, 5th grade students decorated turkeys and held a parade at the Upper Elementary. The judges had a difficult time picking their favorites! Happy Thanksgiving from the UE!
Congratulations to this month’s SOAR award winners at PCE! Second grade- Axel Zimmerman (Mrs. Jones) Fourth grade- Ariyah Jones (Mrs. McDonald) Art- Cavinder Myers (Mrs. Fehr) Music- Kenadee Casson (Mrs. Nagel) PE- Noah Hartman (Mr. Sieving) Learning Center- Greyson Pride (Mrs. Small)
Congratulations to this month’s positive behavior raffle winners! PTO provided $5 gift cards to Dream Cabin Coffee to eight students per grade level and water bottles to two students per grade level. Second grade- Ezme Fehr, Eli Burger, Isiah Folk, Emma Wolf, Ryder Mikeska, Jade Vanover, Evan Vaclavik, Leni Mowery, Paislee Barber, Hunter Butler Third grade- Camden Martinez, Xander Steidinger, Jackie Medina, Elias Folk, Sierra Williams, Easton Petrovics, Bentley Weaver, Mason Lanz, Ryuk Kestner, Haley Johnston-Dehm Fourth grade- Avery Rickets, Ellie Miess, Sawyer Kerber, Illiana Adames, Jet Lawrence, Tyson Buscher, Emma Scott, Brooklyn Pick, Ismael Lopez, Samuel Ramos
Good morning! The Junior High is collecting items for care packages for five local peeps who are currently deployed. We are thankful for their service and want to send them extra love this holiday season! Josh Smith Harmony Zimmerman Michael Haas Gabe Tobin Dakota Bazzell Nolan Pollard Please consider sending or dropping off items to the Junior High. We are extending our collection through Wednesday, November 29th. The approved donations list is attached. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1opUkbYY3PRDs8Vicwc0v5wjJQmZmeB8-6x51v-t2BJU/edit?usp=sharing
PCJH STEAM classes and 8th grade physical science classes shared the lab space for CO2 cartridge cars and Rube Goldberg machines! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WAFgswVYidUakjNUJ_-M47lAtT8LLrjM/view?usp=sharing
At the UE, Mrs. Pick's Learning Center classes are hard at work designing and building original arcade games. Once finished, they will fill the gym with all the games and everyone will have a chance to compete!
PCE had a big day today! Our students enjoyed rotating through a variety of stations throughout the day, including a craft, snack, bingo, and others. We also hosted around 800 people for our Thanksgiving lunch! Many people worked hard to make today possible. Thank you volunteers, Training Tomorrow's Teachers Today group from PCHS, ISU clinical students, our cafe staff, office staff, and PCE staff members.
Congratulations to the PCJH Athlete of the Week, Mason Swallows! Mason is 13-year-old 7th grader from Fairbury, and is the son of Kayla and Brian Swallows. Mason was nominated by Coach Cheek, who wrote, "Mason is a very hard worker on the basketball floor and he always comes to practice ready to learn and make himself better. Mason always brings a positive attitude with him to the gym, and he is always encouraging his teammates to do their best. Mason is the type of player that will do whatever it takes for the team to perform its best. It is with great pleasure that I award Mason this award."
Congratulations to the PCJH Student of the Week, Tristin Reilmann! Tristin is a 12-year-old 7th grader from Fairbury, and is the son of John and Michelle Reilmann. Tristin was nominated by Mrs. Davis, who wrote, "Tristin is a wonderful student. He pays attention, asks questions and perseveres when math gets rough. Tristin is pleasant and always comes to class with a huge smile on his face. Good Job, Tristin!"
PCHS would like to say thank you to all of those who have served and currently serve as a member of the United States armed services. PCHS held an assembly on Friday in honor of Veterans Day.