Hello Prairie Mountain Families,
We just wanted to thank you all for your patience while it was determined how we could make up the school days lost to the snow.
Our District will be adding three student days to the school calendar. June 14, 17, 18. This is how the Prairie Mountain calendar will be affected:
- The last day for students was supposed to be Thursday, June 13, a half day. Now students’ last day will be Tuesday, June 18th and it will also be a half day.
- Kinder Celebration Ceremony will be moved to June 14th (at 9:45 a.m.)
- (Tentative) 8th Grade Oak’s Park trip will be moved to Monday, June 17th (all day)
- 8th Grade Departure Ceremony will be moved to June 18th at 6:30 p.m.
We recognize that the three additional school days may conflict with summer vacation plans. In some cases that is unavoidable. However, it is important to provide as much learning time as we can for our students, so we want as many kids in school as possible.
Finally, the plan for additional days isn’t yet official. It will go to the School Board for final approval on April 8th, but we do not anticipate any changes by the Board.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you and Go EAGLES!
Due to our unfortunate run of inclement weather and resulting school closures, Spring Pictures have been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 3rd. The 8th grade panoramic photo has also been re-scheduled to April 3rd.
Updated picture day flyers will be sent home the day we receive them from Lifetouch.
Prairie Mountain is excited to launch Sources of Strength. All Bethel high schools and middle schools are implementing this important program in their school communities this spring.
Sources of Strength is a widely-used program that encourages open discussion about the very real problems that concern our children, with a focus on the sources of strength that are often helpful for those problems.
It also lets students experience different ways of coping with important problems like bullying, substance abuse, and suicide.
We will be training students as peer-leaders to help us begin the program in our school, but Sources of Strength will be led by a certified trainer and adult leaders from Cascade School.
Watch for more news about Sources of Strength as we introduce it in our school and across Bethel School District this spring.