Prairie ConversationsSep 16, 2022
School Therapy Dogs
Prairie View Elementary School Counselor Jen Neira talks about the role and the positive impact therapy dogs play in our schools.
Jan 10, 202321:50
Prairie Activities - Rocky Bennett
Prairie Activities Director Rocky Bennett talks about the current status of activities. He talks about programs, facilities, expectations, the MVC conference, and his vision.
Nov 17, 202228:19
Future Now Coordinator Sam Black talks about the program and their efforts to engage more students in grades 7-12. Sam shares the importance of making students aware of resources and opportunities that the College Community School District offers. The program enables students to explore their future post-graduation.
Oct 26, 202226:09
District Update with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Doug Wheeler
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Doug Wheeler talks about recent construction projects, Prairie Ready initiative, community support, staff impact, and the district’s vision.
Oct 03, 202225:28
Meet Dean Buresh - 1964 Prairie High School Graduate
Dean, who spent his entire career working in advertising, talks about the impact Prairie and his teachers had on his life. Dean also talks about his new book titled “Teachers, You Can’t Live Without Them.”
Sep 16, 202224:50
Prairie Archery Club
Coaches Mitch Bock and Rick Nelson talk about the growth and success the Prairie Archery Club has seen since it began in 2015-2016. Today there are a 158 who participate in archery.
May 17, 202225:24
Prairie Creek Principal Jennifer McDonnell
Principal Jennifer McDonnell provides updates and insight on all things Creek. She talks about the transition process for incoming 5th graders, the new 5-6 building and her role as the educational leader.
May 04, 202231:20
Debbie Erenberger - 1976 Prairie Graduate
Debbie shares her experiences through her eyes as a Prairie graduate, a mother and an educator.
Apr 28, 202238:13
1979 Prairie Graduate Jeff Johnson
Jeff shares his experiences as a tour manager with the Impractical Jokers, working with other entertainers, and his days at Prairie High School.
Apr 13, 202232:31
Prairie Chess Club
Prairie Chess Club Organizer/Instructor Jim Hodina shares his involvement with the club. Jim talks about the club's growth and the opportunities for students of all ages to get involved.
Feb 24, 202236:00
Fine Arts-The Student Experience with Lydia Welch
Lydia talks about her amazing experiences in the fine arts. She shares her proudest moments, her friendships and her love for the fine arts community.
Feb 17, 202218:59
Early Childhood Program
Kathy discusses Prairie’s early childhood programming for infants through school-age students.
Jan 31, 202222:50
Grant Wood AEA
John Speer discusses the services and programs that are provided by Grant Wood AEA to local school districts.
Jan 27, 202231:59
Boys and girls cross country and track and field coach Bill Schwarz shares his coaching philosophy. Bill talks about the importance of having a positive impact with every single athlete and his commitment to building high expectations and character throughout his programs.
Dec 02, 202141:24
Career Exploration and Future Ready
How Prairie is preparing students for life after school.
Nov 10, 202124:19
Prairie Point Middle School Principal Ian Dye
Principal Ian Dye talks about his role as as a building leader and Point’s commitment to supporting and inspiring students to take an active role in their education.
Oct 01, 202121:46
Prairie High School - Principal Karla Thies
Principal Karla Thies talks about her role as a building leader and the high school’s commitment to supporting students in their educational journey.
Sep 10, 202127:31
Prairie Booster Club
Jerry Snyder talks about the role of the Booster Club and their support and commitment of student athletes and programs.
Aug 19, 202122:27
Meet School Board President Randy Bauer
Randy talks about the role of the School Board and shares his commitment to public education.
May 04, 202131:52
Veteran Teacher - Meet Lisa Meyers
Lisa Meyers shares her experiences and her lifelong passion for teaching.
Apr 21, 202132:46
New Teacher Experience - Meet Katie Costigan
Katie shares her experiences, successes and challenges of being new to the teaching profession.
Apr 15, 202125:10
Buildings and Grounds
Buildings and Grounds Director Duane Carver talks about how Community maintains 1.3 million square feet of buildings and maintains 640 acres.
Mar 25, 202129:47
Food and Nutrition
Conversation focuses on the role of food and nutrition for our students.
Mar 10, 202124:04
The Student Athlete
Conversation focuses on what it’s to be a student athlete. The commitment that goes into balancing school and sports.
Feb 23, 202121:03
Role of an Elementary Principal
The conversation focuses on the many roles of an Elementary Principal which includes staff development, student growth and promoting a positive learning environment.
Feb 16, 202141:14
Student Enrollment Process
Episode focuses on the student enrollment process for earliest learners, new students and returning students.
Jan 29, 202119:34
Special Education Program and Services
Conversation focuses on the types of services and supports that can be provided for students through special education services.
Jan 12, 202125:03
Conversation focuses on our Volunteer Program and the positive impact they have on our students, staff and schools.
Dec 16, 202020:59
Prairie School Foundation
Foundation talks about the role they play in supporting Prairie students, programs and staff.
Dec 02, 202031:14
Learning Supports for Students
Today’s discussion focuses on learning supports for our PK-12 Students.
Nov 18, 202026:10
College Community Schools Transportation Department
Nov 05, 202020:36
Conversation with Prairie High School Senior Emma Speer
Oct 07, 202015:31
District at a Glance
Interview with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Doug Wheeler.
Sep 30, 202044:06
Episode 1 Technology
An interview with Eric Townsley, Executive Director of Technology.
Sep 16, 202020:45