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Panther Press newsletter - 6/13/18

posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:54 AM by Web Master

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PG Community: Notice of New Lightning Detection System

posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:12 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 12, 2018, 7:15 AM ]

Dear Students, Staff and Community Members:

We are pleased to announce that Prairie Grove CSD 46 has purchased a Thor Guard lightning detection system (LDS). The LDS is designed to predict lightning in the area prior to lighting strikes, allowing decisions regarding potentially dangerous situations to be proactive, not reactive. Our goal is to maximize safety for students, staff, and community members who attend outdoor events on our school campus.

During July 2018, the LDS is scheduled to be installed on the south-side of the Junior High gymnasium roof adjacent to the athletic fields. Equipped with a sensor, the LDS will continuously monitor the atmosphere's electrostatic energy as far away as 15 miles and evaluate the potential for dangerous lightning within an area of approximately two (2) miles radius. When the LDS determines a hazardous condition, a horn and strobe light provides necessary alerts. Under most conditions, the horn has a range of approximately 700 yards. 

Lightning safety signage will be posted in proximity to the athletic fields. In addition to general safety tips, the signs will highlight the two (2) LDS audible warning signings:
  • One (1) long blast: lightning imminent; immediately take cover
  • Three (3) short blasts: after 30 minutes of reduced danger; all clear 
The strobe light will begin flashing and remain flashing until safe conditions return. 

The LDS will be armed each day from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. During the time period between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., the system will be turned off.

Once again, this system is being put in place to provide additional measures of protection for our students, staff, and community members who attend outdoor events at our school campus. Remember, if you can hear thunder, it is possible to be struck by lightning. All district students and employees will be instructed to honor the LDS regardless of the activity that is taking place at the time.

Prairie Grove CSD 46 strives to be a good friend and neighbor to all citizens within our boundaries. Please feel free to contact me at the school office at (815) 459-3023 or via email (jbute@dist46.org) if you have any questions or concerns regarding the lightning detection system or the warning sound(s) associated with this product.

All the best,

John Bute, Ed.D.



  


May Community Coffee - Recap

posted Jun 5, 2018, 9:08 AM by Web Master

PG Community - 

Thank you to those that were able to join us for one of our THREE Community Coffee sessions this month!  Because we cannot expect everyone to attend all THREE sessions we will be sharing a summary of the collective notes from ALL sessions each month.  We will also share some highlights from conversations between Dr. Bute and our guests.  You can find an archive of all Community Coffee "Recaps" on the left sidebar under "Quick Links" > "Comm. Coffee". 

Were you unable to join Dr. Bute for this month's Community Coffee sessions?  We hope that you will be able to join us next month to share your thoughts and be heard! 

Please click the links below to access a copy of the agenda as well as highlights and conversations held throughout the day:



2018-2019 School Supply Lists

posted May 30, 2018, 10:30 AM by Web Master

Please click the link below to view your student's School Supply list for the 2018-2019 school year: 


Panther Press newsletter - 5/23/18

posted May 25, 2018, 8:32 AM by Web Master

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Panther Press newsletter - 5/21/18

posted May 25, 2018, 8:30 AM by Web Master

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NEW PG46 Mobile App!

posted May 15, 2018, 10:28 AM by Web Master   [ updated May 15, 2018, 10:28 AM ]

PG Community -

Prairie Grove CSD46 is excited to announce the public release of our first ever Prairie Grove Mobile App! All PG parents, students, staff, families, & community are encouraged to download our Mobile App today!

We have spent the past few months planning, designing, building, and finally FILLING our new App in anticipation for a future in which we reach all district stakeholders where they spend MUCH of their time: on their mobile devices! It is our intention that this new mobile App in conjunction with our NEW DIST46 WEBSITE (to be rolled out this summer!) will provide greater communication to all Panthers!

We hope you will download our new App and try it out for yourself today! You can get it on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store today - just search "Prairie Grove"!

Panther Press newsletter - 5/11/18

posted May 14, 2018, 7:45 AM by Web Master

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May Community Coffee Agenda

posted May 10, 2018, 11:50 AM by Web Master

PG Community: 

All District families, community members & stakeholders are invited to attend Dr. Bute's monthly Community Coffee!  Full agenda and details can be found below:

Superintendent's Community Coffee
- Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

- Meetings held at 7:00AM / 12:00PM / 7:00PM
(you choose!)

- Prairie Grove Elementary Room 135
(please enter through Elementary Entrance)

Coffee and light refreshments will be served

Panther Press newsletter - 4/27/18

posted Apr 30, 2018, 8:55 AM by Web Master

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