Prairie Valley High School


Prairie Valley High School

Infobox Secondary school
name = Prairie Valley High School
logo =
city = Gowrie
state = Iowa
country = USA
colors = Red and White and Black
district = Prairie Valley Community School District
mascot = Warrior
grades = 9-12
established =
type = Public high school
faculty = 58 "(2007)"
enrollment = 244 "(2006)"
motto = Help Build the Six Pillars of Character
principal = Marshall Lewis
yearbook =
newspaper =
website = http://www.gowrie.k12.ia.us/
address = 1005 Riddle St
campus = rural

Prairie Valley High School is a public high school located in Gowrie, Iowa. It offers a curriculum for students in grades 9-12.

Mission

Prairie Valley High School provides students with the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge to allow them to become productive and responsible citizens.

Curriculum

Goals

The school has set the following goals: [ [http://www.gowrie.k12.ia.us/HS%20Goals.asp Building Goals] ]
#At the end of each academic year, all students will either graduate or continue their education with graduation as their goal.
#By the school year 2013-2014 all students will be proficient in math, reading and science as measured by ITED testing of grade 11.

Courses

In addition to standard high school courses, the school offers: [ [http://www.gowrie.k12.ia.us/Course%20Booklet%202008.pdf] Prairie Valley High SchoolSchedule of Courses]
*Agriculture Education
*Art
*Computer Education
*Family and Consumer Science
*Industrial Arts

Extracurricular activities

Music

The school has a Jazz band, Concert band, Marching band, Drill team, Glee club, Mixed chorus and Swing choir. The students stage a musical each year. [http://www.gowrie.k12.ia.us/] High School website]

ports

The school sponsors interscholastic teams in Boys Basketball, Boys Cross Country, Boys Golf, Boys Track, Cheerleading, Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Cross Country, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Girls Track, Softball, Sports Ambassadors, Volleyball and Wrestling. They compete in the Iowa-Twin Lakes Conference and the Iowa High School Athletic Association. [http://www.iahsaa.org/links_secondary.html Iowa High School Athletic Association] ]

Warrior Café

At the school's Warrior Café, students in the Prairie Valley Foods III class are involved in a project where students plan menus, grocery shop, prepare and serve meals.

Other activities

The school's Dance team and Speech team compete against other schools in organized tournaments.

References

External links

* [http://www.gowrie.k12.ia.us/ Prairie Valley Community School District] High School is a sub-page "(requires Internet Explorer)"
* [http://www.publicschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/29202 School review]
* [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/ia/40 GreatSchools - Prairie Valley High School]
* [http://iowa.educationbug.org/public-schools/high/34078-prairie-valley-high-school.html Education Bug - Prairie Valley High School]


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