I have the best students in the world!!
PG is full of “Math Fans!”
Looking forward to seeing all of our parents and students at Open House from 6:30-8:00p.m.
We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night at Open House from 6:30-8:00. Shuttle service will be available for overflow parking.
A great day for the First Grade Fun Run!!
Good Luck to Prairie Grove Track Teams on Saturday at Sectionals!
NEW DATE for Band Recruitment Night - Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00.
The Apex Fun Run and Color Battle have been moved to Monday, May 13th. Thank you .
3rd Trimester STEM penguin dwellings in the making! #handsonlearning #PLTW #kidsdeserveit
3rd Trimester STEM penguin dwellings in the making! #handsonlearning #PLTW #kidsdeserveit
The May PTO Meeting has been moved from May 7th to May 14th at 9:15 in the junior high cafeteria. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Congratulations to the following school board members elected to officer positions by the school board: Mrs. Khushali Shah, President Mr. Steve Sebastian, Vice President Mr. Ryan Noonan, Secretary
PG Board of Education welcomed a new member last night (4/23), Mrs. Stephanie Housh. A big "Thank You" to Mr. Joe Ricciardi for your years of service to the school district and community. Your voice will be missed.
Half-day student attendance tomorrow, April 24th.
Due to today's inclement weather, the track meet at Marengo has been cancelled. There will be no practice and athletes will be going home after school.
PTO Fundraiser Today Nick's Pizza 4:00-10:00 856 Pyott Road, Crystal Lake
Due to the impending inclement weather, the coaches have decided to cancel practice for today, Thursday, April 11. Track will be practicing Friday, April 12. The temperature will be between 40-50 degrees so please send your athlete with appropriate attire to practice outside.
PG is always looking for wonderful people to fill a variety of roles. Check out our job openings...https://dist46.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Spring pictures are tomorrow!
DATE CHANGE: Our mobile dentist date has been changed. They will be here on April 30, 2019. Thanks!
Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, March 13th Prairie Grove Elementary and Junior High School will celebrate McTeacher’s Night at the McDonald’s located at 230 N. Rt. 31, Crystal Lake. During the event a group of teachers and staff will roll up their sleeves, put on an apron and assist the McDonald’s restaurant with taking orders, making shakes and serving your favorite McDonald’s food. Entertainment provided by our very own Prairie Grove School Band! Hope to see you there!
Digital Citizenship learning about social media privacy
Seventh grade architectural drafting projects
In anticipation of report cards becoming available tomorrow at 4:00, we strongly recommend you download the PowerSchool app to your mobile device. The app provides a much improved view of report cards.
The Fun Fair is Friday, March 8th and we need your help. Please consider signing up to help out at this PTO favorite event. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d48a9ae28a4f85-funfair1
The elementary band concert is tonight at 7:00. You are in for a musical treat! Hope to see many of you this evening.
We are still in need of filled jars for the Fun Fair jar walk. Please send them to school as soon as possible. There is a box in the elementary lobby! Thank you in advance.
The Prairie Grove Transportation Department will be using the Snow Plan Route, Today, Wednesday, February 13th, for morning, midday, and afternoon routes due to the icy road conditions.
Prairie Grove Transportation will be implementing the Snow Route Plan for today, February 12th, for the morning, midday, and afternoon routes.
Due to inclement weather and out of concern for the safety of our athletes and families, Girls Basketball Home and Away games have been cancelled for this afternoon, February 7th.
Eighth grade sculpture students working on their plaster masks
PGJH Pack the Place: Girls Basketball Games: Due to the inclement weather forecast for tonight, the 7th grade game will start @ 4p.m. The 8th grade game will begin immediately after the completion of the 7th grade game. Our 6th grade game begins at 4:15p.m. Go Panthers!
YMCA after school care at Prairie Grove will remain open today, January 29, 2019.
Due to the weather forecast of a wind chill warning beginning Tuesday PM (1/29/19) and extending through Thursday morning (1/31/19), all after-school and evening activities on Tuesday (1/29/19) are canceled and schools will be closed on Wednesday (1/30/19) and Thursday (1/31/19).
The 6th, 7th, & 8th Girls Basketball Games have been canceled tonight for the safety of our PG athletes and families. Please stay warm and safe!
All after school activities for Tuesday, January 29th have been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake offers last minute child care programs for weather related emergency school closures.
Due to the weather forecast of heavy and sustained snow through the late evening and into the school day tomorrow, District 46 will be closed – Monday, January 28, 2019 along with all after school activities. Additionally, we are monitoring a forecast with wind chill temperatures well below zero approaching or exceeding the wind chill warning designation later this week. Please monitor District 46 communications closely as we will update the status of school closings as soon as there is a change. Notification of school closings is sent out via Thrillshare as an email, text, and/or phone call. For those who have the District 46 app, a notification will also be pushed out to them and linked to our social media. Please prepare your students for cold temperatures and winter weather on a daily basis.
Good Luck 8th Girls Basketball on Saturday at the Creekside Tournament! First game tips off at 9 am against Northwood. Go Lady Panthers!
Good Luck 7th Girls Basketball tonight at The St. Thomas of the Apostle Tournament! Game time is at 7pm! Go Lady Panthers!!!
4th grade loved learning about prefixes, suffixes and polar vortex bugs with Mrs. Rempert this afternoon!
Due to the weather forecast, we are cancelling all after school activities in both the elementary and junior high. Stay safe out there!
Due to the inclement weather, all after school activities are cancelled for this afternoon, Tuesday, January 22nd.
The 6th, 7th, & 8th Girls Basketball Games have been cancelled tonight due impending inclement weather.
6th graders headed to 1st away game
PG Parents, please refer to the January 11th Panther Press for the link to complete the 5 Essentials Survey. Your input is valued and appreciated.
Prairie Grove Athletics and Student Council are excited to announce the PG Student 2019 Girls Basketball Athletics Pass. The cost will be $5.00 and can be purchased in the Junior High Office or the Webstore until January 23rd. The Pass will only cover regular season home games. It does not cover entry into any of the MNC Tournament games or the Student-Faculty game.
Last call for Variety Show forms. If your child is interested in participating in the Variety Show, please make sure your forms are turned in no later than tomorrow morning.
Welcome back students and staff. Today is the first day of school for calendar year 2019.
This is a reminder that Prairie Grove Schools will be closed for Winter Break starting on Friday, December 21st and continuing through Friday, January 4th. School will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019. We wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday break!
Ms. Bolla's class connected with Laly in Africa through Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants. Check it out : https://bit.ly/2rAz12b #pg46pride
Our holiday concert will take place this evening. We look forward to seeing you at 6:30. For your safety and peace of mind, The Prairie Grove Police Department will be present.
Like many schools and businesses across Illinois and the United States, PG received a threat via email today. We take these threats very seriously and contacted the local police. Village of Prairie Grove Police Department responded immediately and our facility was searched by police and school officials. No credible reason for a lockdown or evacuation was found at PG. As always, we remain vigilant and keep student and staff safety as a top priority.
Gianelli's Restaurant Fundraising Event has been changed from today to Tuesday, December 18th from 4:00 until 7:30.
The book fair is open tonight until 7:00 and again on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Good Luck to our 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team playing in the Conference Championship today at 4:15 in Marengo! Go Panthers! PG Proud!
Mrs. Reiman's 4th Grade STEM Class ROCKED Hour of CODE! #pg46pride #hourofcode
6th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts are Monday, 12/17 from 2:45 to 4:30 and Tuesday, 12/18 from 2:45 to 4:30. In order to tryout, students needs current sports physical on file in the nurse's office and a signed "agreement to participate".
7th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts are Monday, 12/17 from 2:45-4:30 and Tuesday, 12/18 from 2:45- 3:20. In order to tryout, students need a current sports physical on file in the nurse's office and a signed "agreement to participate".
7th boys basketball defeated Marengo 39-33 in the conference semifinals. Championship game is Thursday at 4:15.
Dear Parents of 8th Grade Students: Save the date of Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 to attend the 8th grade night at Prairie Ridge. A flyer from D155 was sent to your email. Sincerely, Nicole Motl
Good Luck to the 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team! Game 2 tonight against Marengo at Locust School at 4:00! Let's Go PANTHERS!
Good luck to the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team! MNC Conference Tournament tonight @ 5:00 at Marengo Middle School!
7th boys basketball upset Genoa-Kingston in the conference tournament 39-37.
The Penny War has begun!!!!!
Picture retakes are tomorrow! If you wish to have your child's picture retaken, your child must bring the original proofing envelope back to the photographer tomorrow. Students who were absent on picture day do not need any paperwork. Thank you!
Good luck to the 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team! Conference Tournament tonight @ 5:00 at Marengo Locust School!
8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts Monday, 12/10 from 2:45-4:30 Tuesday, 12/11 from 2:45-3:20 (Girls will be able to ride home on the elementary bus) In order to tryout, students needs to have a current sports physical on file in the nurse's office and a signed "agreement to participate"
Mark your calendars....the PTO sponsored Book Fair starts one week from today! Get all your holiday shopping done in one stop!
Congrats to the Boys Basketball Teams Tonight! 7th and 8th Grade WON against Barrington Station Campus and 6th Grade WON against Cambridge Lakes! GO PANTHERS!
Due to weather, Prairie Grove 46 schools will be closed school on Monday, November 26, 2018 and we will not be hosting any day or evening activities at any of our school facilities. Information regarding the reschedule of activities will be available soon.
District administration is monitoring a possible weather situation. Please stay tuned for possible weather related announcements.
6th Grade Boys Basketball Game today will be in the JUNIOR HIGH GYM! Go Panthers!
7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball games are on as scheduled tonight! Travel Safe! GOOD LUCK Panthers!
Another great day in kindergarten! The Nunda Fire Department came to visit our classroom to talk about fire safety. We also went on the fire truck! Wow, did we have fun! Thank you Nunda Fire Department!
Congrats to 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Teams all won at home tonight against Harrison!
Report cards will be available on PowerSchool beginning today at 3:30.
If you are interested in coaching our 6th grade Girls Basketball team, please reach out to Nicole Motl, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a spooktacular fun day in Kindergarten! Lots of adorable costumes were on parade and a cute craft was made! We ate a yummy snack, played games and put prizes in our backpack!
Prairie Grove was privileged to host Victor Pacini and his Be Seen & Be Heard presentation this week. Victor gave no fewer than 10 presentations and each and every presentation was dynamic, entertaining, and educational. Thank you, Victor, for sharing your program with our parents, staff, and children.
Elementary Parade is a go at PG this morning (10:30 start).
The Erin's Law parent presentation is going to be in the junior high library instead of the junior high gym. We hope to see many of you soon!
Engagement is high as fourth graders work together to solve multiplication problems with a Jenga twist!
Engagement is high as fourth graders work together to solve multiplication problems with a Jenga twist!
Our 6th Graders are starting a Kindness Revolution! Here's a sneak peek of them working on their bits of inspiration and reminders 😊: https://bit.ly/2Aho7DH #pg46pride #B3B4U #DigitalCitizenshipWeek
Prairie Grove District 46 will be participating in the National Bus Safety Week & Bus Driver Appreciation Week, October 22 - 26, 2018 @NAPTHQ #NSBSW
We hope to see you this evening for our Parent Seminar where speakers Mrs. Laura Crain, who is the Drug Free Community Grant Coordinator for the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition, and Mr. Adam Carson, a Lake in the Hills Police Officer, will be here to share with you information related to E-Cigarettes and Vaping. The presentation will begin at 6:30 in the JH Gym.
We encourage all of our students to take our district-provided bus transportation. We have seen an influx of elementary parents choosing to drive their children to school. This has created quite a bit of congestion in our drop off line, which is spilling out onto Route 176. Please consider sending your child to school on the bus! Thank you in advance.
3rd graders learning multiplication by making equal groups and using repeated addition!
Dear 7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball Parents, We are proud to announce a new 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball 2018 Parent Athletic Pass! This $10 pass is good for all HOME games! The pass is for purchase on PUSHCOIN and available for pick up at the 1st home game!
Dear 6th Grade Boys Basketball Parents, We are proud to announce a new 2018 Parent Athletic Pass! This pass is good for all HOME games at Prairie Grove! This $5.00 pass is available for purchase on PUSHCOIN and will be available for pick up at the first home game on 10/30!
Panther of the month
Sixth graders are researching Crystal Lake’s history and creating timelines.
A huge thank you to the many parents who attended parent-teacher conferences this week. Your involvement and support are integral to your child's success. #PGparentsrock
6-8 Girls Cheer Tryouts are Tuesday, October 9th from 2:45-4:30. A current physical needs to be on file with the nurse and Agreement to Participate Form needs to be filled out in order to tryout! Form can be found on the Athletic Website! Thank you!
Be sure to check out the huge selection of Prairie Grove spirit wear. https://www.hyperstitch.com/category/schools/prairie-grove-school/
We are looking forward to seeing our PG parents and guardians tonight and tomorrow evening for conferences. Your partnership is important to your child's success at school, so thank you for attending!
2nd grade fun at All Seasons Apple Orchard! #pg46pride #2ndgraderocks
Great day at the All Season’s Apple Orchard—Second Grade
There is an approximate 10-minute delay with bus 5 students due to an unforeseen traffic jam. We apologize for the inconvenience.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Come to Julie Ann’s TODAY (Thursday, September 27th) and order any sundae and a percent of the proceeds will go to Prairie Grove PTO. 11am-9pm
Wed, September 26th Boys Basketball Practice 8th Grade 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM 7th Grade 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Half-Day Student Attendance this Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Junior High Dismissal - 11:05 a.m. Elementary Dismissal - 11:45 a.m. No lunch is served on half-days
6th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts are Thursday and Friday from 2:45-4:30. A current physical needs to be on file with the nurse and Agreement to Participate Form needs to be filled out in order to tryout! Form can be found on the Athletic Website! Thank you!
Any boys trying out for boys basketball need to have a current physical on file and Parents need to have filled out the Agreement to Participate Form which can be found on athletic website under important papers!!
Due to the Marengo's soccer field conditions, the 7th/8th grade soccer game has been cancelled for tonight.
7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts Friday, September 21st 2:45-5PM! Please make sure to have completed the Agreement to Participate (link can be found on the Athletic Website) and have a current physical on file with the Nurse! Any questions- contact email@example.com!
Bellavia’s 7th graders building models of cells
COACHES NEEDED: If you are interested in coaching 7th Grade Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, or 6th grade Girls Basketball, please reach out to Nicole Motl - NMotl@dist46.org
New and Improved ELEMENTARY Conference Sign-Ups: Be sure to watch for an email this Wednesday afternoon for links to individual teacher conference sign ups!
We'll see all of our JH Parents tonight at 7p.m. for our Project B3 Parent Night with professional speaker, Matt Batt!
7th Grade Volleyball won against Marengo! Great game Panthers!
STEM testing out turbines! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FXgMKFCRL1ZeMhm_8LfHLYFqBhGQTwNx/view?usp=sharing
Calling all JH Parents! As you make plans for next week, please reserve next Wednesday, September 12th @ 7p.m. for our Project B3 Parent Night! Come learn about the program, which Apps our students are currently using, an how to navigate conversations with your child regarding digital responsibility!
CALLING ALL GARDENERS!!!! Are you interested in nature and gardening, spending time outdoors smelling the fresh air? Why not join the Prairie Grove Outdoor Garden Club. We are a small group of students with various levels of skills and buckets of enthusiasm who want to see the beautiful gardens at PG taken care of while caring for the creatures around us. No experience necessary, grades 4th- 8th. Pick up an application in the front office or your homeroom teachers.
If you are interested in coaching 7th Grade Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, or 6th grade Girls Basketball, please reach out to me! Nicole Motl - NMotl@dist46.org
Ms. Spizzirri's classroom did an AMAZING job practicing the tornado, lockdown and fire drills today! Our entire class earned a Roar Coupon that included a Roar sticker and ice cream coupon. Way to Roar Ms. Spizzirri's class!
We are looking forward to seeing our elementary parents tonight at curriculum night. ECE, 1st and 2nd grade from 6:00-6:45 and 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade from 6:45-7:30.
Reminder: Wednesday, August 29th is a half-day of student attendance. Dismissal is at 11:05 a.m. (JH) and 11:45a.m. (Elementary).
To all JH Parents: We hope to see you this evening for our Curriculum Night starting at 6p.m. in the JH Gym!
JHParents- Chromebooks will be sent HOME with all eligible students TOMORROW! Make sure your CB Agreement is signed and turned in to receive your CB! Looking for more details? Click here: https://sites.google.com/dist46.org/1to1/
1:1 JH Chromebooks!: Our JH Students & Staff are excited for our 1:1 CB rollout tomorrow! In order to receive a your Chromebook, a SIGNED Agreement & Usage form must be turned in Wednesday! In order to prepare our network for student Chromebooks, our guest WiFi network will be no longer accessible to students or staff.
Cooperative learning activities underway in 4th grade!
What a fantastic faculty and staff we have at Prairie Grove! Thanks for a wonderful first day of school.
Fantastic first day in kindergarten! Looking forward to seeing my friends again tomorrow!
The wait is over...buses will be rolling out this morning to pick up PG students for the start of the 2018-19 school year!
Looking forward to seeing our Panthers and Parents tonight at Meet the Teacher & Supply Drop-Off! Junior High: Last Name A-M 4:00-4:30 / N-Z 5:00-5:30 Elementary: Last Name A-M 4:30-5:00 / N-Z 5:30-6:00
Welcome to the 2018-19 school term. All staff institute day is today at 8:30am. Students start Wednesday (8/15).
Pre-ordered school supplies will be ready for pick up on Tuesday, August 7 from 8 AM till 6:30 PM in the junior high cafeteria.
Exciting things are happening at Prairie Grove! On Tuesday, August 7th stop by the PTO Book Fair from noon until 6:00 and Popsicles on the Playground from 4:30-6:30.
Prairie Grove Junior High is looking for a soccer coach for our upcoming Fall season. Please contact Nicole Motl, firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Special School Board Meeting - Monday, August 6 @ 6pm - this is an opportunity for the community to hear about and discuss the proposed Master Facility Plan. The Board seeks community input. A draft copy of the Master Facility Plan from CannonDesign is available on our website.
Panthers: The First Day of School is TWO weeks away! Teacher/Class Assignments will be mailed to Registered D46 families TOMORROW! If you have not yet completed ALL THREE steps to register you will need to do so in order to receive your Teacher/Class Assignment! Questions? District Office hours are 7AM-4:30PM daily! Or you can visit the NEW www.Dist46.org for more details!
DID YOU MISS REGISTRATION DAYS LAST WEEK? If you were unable to attend, please stop by the District Office to complete your residency check! This is REQUIRED in order to register your child(ren) for the 2018-2019 School Year! District Office Hours: - Monday and Tuesday 9 - 3 - Wednesday 9 - 5 - Thursday 9 - 3 Remember there are THREE steps for a completed registration: 1. Online registration with INFOSNAP 2. Onsite residency check 3. Payment with PUSHCOIN Teacher / Schedules will be sent out the first week of August, so get your registration complete! __________ Note: If you are looking to purchase a GYM UNIFORM please visit our WebStore: https://store.dist46.org/ __________ Finally, THANK YOU to all who attended our on-site registration days!!!
PG Families: Onsite Registration Days concludes TODAY! (8AM-2PM) Thank you to those that stopped by yesterday to complete the Registration process for the 2018-2019 school year! If you were unable to attend yesterday please plan to stop by today as this is your final chance! All families are REQUIRED to attend this event in order to complete Registration for the upcoming school year! Our friendly staff is onsite and ready to help you swiftly navigate the in-person Registration process to ensure your family is properly registered! For more details and information please visit www.Dist46.org/registration !
Onsite Registration Days - STARTS TODAY! (1PM-8PM) Tell your friends, tell your neighbors! All families are REQUIRED to attend this event in order to complete Registration for the 2018-2019 school year! Our friendly staff is onsite and ready to help you swiftly navigate the in-person Registration process to ensure your family is ready for the 2018-2019 School Year! For more details and information please visit www.Dist46.org/registration !
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Registration Days are this Thursday (7/12) and Friday (7/13)!! All families are REQUIRED to attend in order to complete Registration for the 2018-2019 school year! For more details and information please click the link below or visit Dist46.org! http://www.dist46.org/district46-news/reminderimportantregistrationdeadlinesupcoming
PG Parents - Prairie Grove CSD46 has an updated Registration Process for the 2018-2019 school year! Important Dates and Details are listed/linked on District Website. If you have not yet completed the Online Registration please do so ASAP! http://www.dist46.org/registration
June school board meeting is Tuesday (12th) at 7:00lm.
We had an amazing last day of school. Have a wonderful and safe summer!
Reminder: TONIGHT is Band Recruitment Night @ 7pm!
Community Coffee is May 15 @7am, 12pm and 7pm...Ms. Maggiore will be here to discuss the changes to ELA and Math grading and reporting.
Congratulations to Mrs. Krepel. Thank you for your outstanding service to the students of Prairie Grove CSD 46. We hope our future band students are as successful as the ones you have produced.
Community Coffee is May 15 (7a, 12p, 7p) Ms. Maggiore will be on hand to discuss Standards Based Grading.
Congratulations to our Advanced Band and Jazz Band I on earning superior ratings at the IGSMA state competition!
Apex Fun and Color Runs are this Thursday, May 10th. Thanks to our wonderful PTO!
May school board meeting will be 5/7/2018 at 7pm JH Library.
Joint school board meeting on 5/7 has been cancelled. No make up date has been established.
Welcome to Prairie Grove!