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A few new staff members at Prairie Home will join the ranks this school year.

Mark Shore, who joined the school in January, will return as the principal for K-12. Other additions include: Sylvia Kubli, seventh- though 12th-grade language art teacher; Christin Rutledge, fourth-grade teacher; Jeffrey Locke, science teacher; Heath Thumore, music teacher; and Michelle Phillips, K-12 physical education teacher.

The school's superintendent is Michele Rex. She can be contacted at 660-841-5296. The school's office hours are from 8 a.m- 4 p.m.

Prairie Home is located at 301 Highway Drive, Prairie Home, MO, 65068. The school website is www.prairiehome.k12.mo.us.

There where no changes in facilities this year.

The average class size is 13 students. The largest class has 22 students and the smallest class has seven students. Last year 156 students were at the school and that is the projected number for this year as well.

This year the schools goals are to improve student engagement and parent involvement, improve on the school culture and promote school pride. According to superintendent Michele Rex.

"Curricular emphasis will be improving our math programs with Effective teaching Strategies," Rex said. "We will be taking part in the District Continuous Improvement plan offered with DESE that will help our teachers with self-assessment practices and collaborative skills during our Professional Development Days. There is a lot of excitement with continuing our one to one chrome books at the secondary level and the use of Google Classroom so parents and students are better informed in what is taking place in the classrooms."

A new challenge this year will be the sports Co-op with Bunceton in varsity sports such as volleyball, basketball, and softball/baseball. Prairie Home's girls will join Bunceton for volleyball, basketball, and softball. While Bunceton's boys will join Prairie Home for baseball and basketball.

CALENDAR

Aug. 19: Open house, 6 p.m

Aug. 21: First day of school

Sept. 2: No school, Labor day

Sept. 13: Early Dismissal, Teacher PD

Oct. 11: Early Dismissal, Teacher PD

Oct. 18: End of first quarter, 42 days

Oct. 24: Early Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conference

Oct. 25: No school

Nov. 8: Early dismissal, Teacher PD

Nov. 26: Early dismissal, Thanksgiving break

Nov. 27- Dec. 1: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 20: Early dismissal, end of second quarter, 41 days

Dec. 23- Jan. 3: Christmas break

Jan. 6: School resumes

Jan. 20: No school, MLK Day

Feb. 7: Early dismissal, Teacher PD

Feb. 17: No school, President Day

March 6: End of third quarter, 43 days

March 12: Early dismissal, Parent Teacher Conference

March 13: No school

March 20: No school

April 9: Early Dismissal, Spring Break

April 10- May 14: Spring Break

May 12: End of fourth quarter, last day of school

SUPPLIES LIST

High School

Science- Ms Pope:

1 3-ring binder

Biology and Chemistry- binder dividers

Language Arts- Ms. Paulson:

1 Green binder/polybinder

1 Composition Notebook

1 Book cover( homemade is acceptable)

Language Arts- Mrs. Kobli:

1 3-ring binder

Binder dividers

Math (6-8)- Ms. Paulson:

1 Scientific Calculator (TI-30XA preferred)

1 Book Cover (homemade is acceptable)

Math (9-12)- Ms Pate:

1 Binder or folder

1 Scientific calculator

1 Book cover

History- Ms. Muri:

2, 2-pocket folders

1 Notebook or Binder

Music (6-8 only)- Mr. Thomure:

1, 2-pocket folder

PE (7-12)- Mrs. Phillips:

Shorts/sweat pants/shirt

Gym shoes

Deodorant/towel

Elementary school

Kindergarten- Mrs. Brueckner:

1 Large eraser (white)

2 Boxes, 24 count Crayola crayons

2 Packs of 12 Crayola washable markers

2 Plastic folder with 3 prongs/2 pockets

2 Boxes of Kleenexes

1 Wide rule notebook

1 Backpack or school bag

First Grade- Mrs. Kliethermis:

1 Box of Crayola crayons (16 count)

1 Box of Crayola washable markers

3 Folders (with 2 pockets)

1 Package Post-It notes

1 Package of index cards

2 Boxes of Kleenexes

1 Backpack or school bag

Second Grade- Ms. Gebhard:

3 Pink erasers

1 Pack broad tip narkers

2 Folders with pockets

1 Pack of crayons

1 Pack of colored pencils

1 Pack of Post-It notes

2 Boxes of Kleenexes

1 Backpack or school bag

Third Grade- Mrs. Stidham:

1 Big pink eraser

1 Highlighter

1 Box of Crayola crayons

1 Box of washable markers

1 Pack of 3x3 self-stick (Post-It)

1 Small calculator:

2 Boxes of Kleenexes

1 Backpack or School bag

No mechanical pencils, spiral notebooks in third grade

Fourth grade- Mrs. Rutledge:

1 Big pink eraser

1 Box of Crayola Markers

1 Box of 24 Crayola Crayons

1 Box of colored penicls

2 Folders with pockets and fasteners

1 Backpack or school bag

2 Spiral Notebooks

2 Boxes of Kleenexes

Fifth grade- Mrs. Martin:

4 Pocketed folders of different color

2 Pink erasers

1 Box of Crayola markers

1 12 or 24 pack Crayola colored pencils

1 24 pack Crayola crayons

2 Boxes of Kleenexes

1 Backpack or school bag

No spiral notebooks in fifth grade

Sixth Grade- Mrs. Nave:

2 packages of notebook paper, wide-ruled

1 3-ring binder, 1.5-2 inch with five folders for subjects

1 24 pack Crayola crayons

1 TI-30XA calculator

1 12 pack of colored pencils

2 Boxes of Kleenexes

1 Backpack or school bag

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