Pleasant Ridge High School Homecoming
The 2015 Pleasant Ridge High School Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned in ceremonies beginning at 6:30, just before the football game on Friday, October 9, when the Rams host the Oskaloosa Bears.
Homecoming candidates include Morgan Heim, Sarah Lanter, Grace McKinney, Taylor Satre, Maggie Schwartz, Jagar Haack, Brennan Hollinger, Conner McLendon, Jared Schmalstieg and Gabe Younger. The King and Queen will reign over the traditional Homecoming Dance, sponsored by the PRHS Student Council after the football game is over.
A week’s worth of activities kicks off on Saturday, October 3, with the Powderpuff football game, scheduled to begin at 6:30, at the football field. After the games are played, and a champion is crowned, there will be the annual Pep Rally and Bonfire. Other activities during the week include a hallway decorating contest, a dodgeball game (between members of the faculty and student body), a talent show and the traditional pep rally on Friday afternoon. The classes are designing floats and they will be on display at the football game on Friday night.
PRHS Students Recognized at KU Honors Program
Six Pleasant Ridge High School seniors were recognized on Wednesday, September 16, as part of the Kansas Honors Program. The six students, Jagar Haack (son of Harold and Lisa Haack), Sarah Lanter (daughter of Bruce and Ann Lanter), Taylor Satre (daughter of Andrew Satre and Brandi Satre), Jared Schmalstieg (son
of Shawn Schmalstieg and Johnna Flack), Lexis Wright (daughter of Mike Forge and Lisa Wright), and Gabriel Younger (son of Guy and Shannon Younger), were honored for being the top ten percent of the 2016 graduating class. The Kansas Honors Program, has recognized the top students in all Kansas high schools since 1971. The program is supported financially by the University of Kansas Alumni Association. This year 3500 students in over 360 Kansas high schools will be recognized in 36 programs across the state. As part of program in Leavenworth County, 107 students from the six high schools in the county were recognized for their academic achievements.
The students, and family members, heard David Johnston, Vice President of Marketing and Internet Services at KU, address those assembled. Mr. Johnston used the dictionary presented to all the honorees as a metaphor for their life. He drew comparisons to the use of the dictionary (to look up definitions to words the students were unsure of) to the fact that the students should use their family, teachers and friends to get answers to questions they may have. He also stated that the path the students take to get where they want to be in life may well be more important than actually getting to where they want to be.
Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2016 who were recognized for their accomplishments and will be forever a part of the Kansas Honors Program.
Power School Parent Portal Setup
There have been updates to our PowerSchool parent link. Please follow to steps below to create a new account.
1: Click the “Create Account” tab.
2: Click “Create Account” again.
3: Complete the form and please note that the “Access ID” and the “Access Password” are case sensitive.
4: Make sure to add all of your children under the “Link Students to Account” section before proceeding.
5: Scroll to the bottom of the page when finished and click “Enter".
6: Once signed in you will need to setup any email notifications or personalization options you had set up previously.
If you need any further assistance feel free to give your child/children’s school a call.
First Day of School
August 18, 2015
PRHS Students Attend Future Business Leaders of America
Nine Pleasant Ridge High School students traveled to Chicago June 28 through July 3 to compete in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Convention. The students had earned their way to Chicago by placing at the Kansas Conference, held in Topeka in March.
The Management Decision Making Team, made up of Will Gross, Jagar Haack and Braden Hollinger, placed fifth in the nation in their event. The team is required to take a written test and then the top 15 teams are “called back” and given a scenario and have to “work out” a solution to the problem. The team placed third in the Kansas competition, but was the only team from Kansas on the awards stage at the end of the conference.
The other students who participated in Chicago were Brooklin Billingsley, Jamie Gardner, Peyton Gould, Kyle Jones, Tyler Michaud and Matt Schwartz. While none of these students placed they all distinguished themselves very well in the competition, where there were over 11,000 students from across the nation in attendance.
Availability of Services for Students with Special Needs
Your local school district and all public schools in Kansas provide free special education services for eligible exceptional children ages 3 through 21 or high school graduation. Parents are encouraged to seek assistance from teachers, principals or other professionals if they have questions regarding their child’s progress in school. Children with autism, emotional disturbance, giftedness, hearing impairments, specific learning disabilities, mental retardation, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, speech or language impairments, traumatic brain injuries, or visual impairments may be found to be eligible and in need of special education or related services. In addition, children ages 3 through 9 who are experiencing developmental delays may also need these services.... read more