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8th Grade Graduation Information

posted Feb 15, 2018, 1:52 PM by Web Master

March 1st, 2018, is the date for 8th-Grade Registration Information Night! 

We will be distributing graduation packets and collecting fees in the Junior High Library. You can come anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Please make every effort to come as important forms will be distributed. Questions can be answered and payments can be collected as well. The Picnic Activity fee is $5.00 and the Great America fee is $42.00 or $5.00 (if a season pass is being used). Payments can be made out to Prairie Grove Jr. High. 

We will also be holding a raffle for 4 front row seats in the gym during the graduation ceremony. 

To be eligible for a raffle ticket, you must have all your fees paid for by 6:00 pm on March 1st, 2018. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

- Principal Martha Maggiore


February Community Coffee Agenda

posted Feb 14, 2018, 7:38 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, February 20th, 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 - 2/9/18

posted Feb 12, 2018, 7:30 AM by Web Master

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Community Coffee Schedule

posted Feb 5, 2018, 12:39 PM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 5, 2018, 12:42 PM ]


Prairie Grove CSD 46 Community Members: 

Based on feedback received from a recent communication survey, we are happy to announce a series of opportunities for Prairie Grove CSD 46 community members, parents, staff and students to meet with me on a regular basis. The survey we distributed only allowed for respondents to choose a 7:00am or a 7:00pm meeting time. We heard from a number of community members that could not attend either time. Accordingly, we will be adding a midday coffee at 12:00pm.

Below is a schedule of “Community Coffee" events that will be designed to discuss school events, issues, legislation, curriculum and other topics of interest to participants. All meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month. Due to scheduling conflicts, there will not be a regularly scheduled Community Coffee in June or July. Meetings will be held in Room 135 of the Elementary School and participants are asked to enter through the main Elementary School office.


A preliminary known list of topics to be addressed and discussed will be made public prior to each date. However, the participants are free to bring up any relevant school topic(s).

Coffee and light refreshments will be offered.

Dr. John Bute, Superintendent

Panther Press newsletter - 1/26/18

posted Jan 29, 2018, 6:49 AM by Web Master

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2018-19 Kindergarten/Pre-School Registration Information

posted Jan 26, 2018, 11:36 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 12:00 PM ]



Kindergarten/Preschool Registration & Screenings


To set up an appointment
Please call:

Barb Bailey 815-444-4341 
Lynn Wehner 815-444-4340  
or 
Joan McAvoy 815-444-4333


 Please click the link below for details including deadlines and required paperwork required to complete the registration process!


2018-19 Kindergarten/Pre-School Registration

Panther Press newsletter - 1/12/18

posted Jan 16, 2018, 7:22 AM by Web Master

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PRESS RELEASE: PG46 Master Facility Planning

posted Jan 12, 2018, 1:00 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 12, 2018, 1:06 PM ]

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

TO: Prairie Grove CSD 46 Community Member

FROM: Joe Ricciardi, Board President 

DATE: January 12, 2018

RE: Prairie Grove CSD 46 Master Facility Planning

The Board of Education together with our Superintendent’s Steering Committee has engaged CannonDesign to proceed with a Facilities Master Plan. Under this agreement, CannonDesign will explore innovative solutions for the evolution of the District and its facilities into a progressive 21st century learning environment that capitalizes on existing resources and thoughtfully considers new opportunities.

CannonDesign will work alongside Prairie Grove CSD 46 students, faculty, staff, parents, and other community stakeholders to understand the challenges and aspirations of the current district community in the context of constantly changing curricular and co-curricular needs.

The integrated master planning process scheduled to begin later this month is comprised of four parts:

  • Discover is about the current state

  • Develop is about ideal solutions

  • Detail is about physical & fiscal realities

  • Deliver is about consensus

The process will culminate in a Facilities Master Plan (FMP) resulting from the deep-rooted mission and aspirations of Prairie Grove CSD 46 and CannonDesign’s expertise in 21st century learning environments. The planning process will empower stakeholders towards collaboration and action to implement the collective plan.

A FMP allows the Board of Education to make fiscally responsible decisions about facility enhancements taking many factors such as teaching and learning, safety and security into account. Board President Joe Ricciardi is pleased with the collaborative efforts utilized for the plan. “It comes down to engaging the community and finding out what their desires are with regards to the District,” says President Ricciardi. Board member Steve Sebastian added, “We need to start with the plan, the process makes it fit so perfectly with where we want to go, but we need to have the roadmap, before we start anything!”

Over the course of the FMP development, updates will be provided on the District website and shared via social media. The Board of Education and Superintendent’s Steering Committee will provide an ongoing community voice throughout the process.

ATTACHMENT: CannonDesign/PG46 Master Plan Summary

AUDIO: CannonDesign’s January 9, 2018 Presentation to the Board of Education: http://tiny.cc/CannonPG46


Panther Press newsletter - 12/22/17

posted Dec 22, 2017, 8:32 AM by Web Master

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Panther Press newsletter - 12/8/17

posted Dec 11, 2017, 7:52 AM by Web Master

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