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Welcome

Welcome to the new Prairie Grove School District website! 

Mission Statement:
Prairie Grove School District, in collaborative partnership with families and community, will provide a secure environment of educational excellence where all belong, all learn and all succeed.
 
accredited 
  • Excellence
    Relentless pursuit of superior performance
  • Integrity
    Consistently acting with high moral character
  • Respect
    Demonstrating value for each individual
  • Trust
    Cultivating an environment of confidence
  • Collaboration
    Effective communication and teamwork
  • Relationships
    Connections among stakeholders
  • Purposeful
    Deliberate and intentional pursuit of our mission

Job Openings

  • Elementary Special Education Instructional Aide
    Job Type:  Paraprofessional Job List:  Classified Building:  Primary Salary:  District Salary Schedule
    Duties:  Assist special education students in and out of the classrooms.
    Job requirements:  High School Diploma or GED and Associates Degree or a passing score on the Paraprofessional  Exam
    Application process:  Please send a completed application, copy of appropriate certifications and resume to Brenda Clark.
    Date: until filled
    Contact:  Brenda Clark, Principal -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                  Prairie Grove School District
                  300 Ed. Staggs Rd.
                  Prairie Grove, AR  72753
                  Phone- (479) 846-4210 (ext. 2002)  - Fax-(479)846-4205
              

Prairie Grove Health and Wellness Clinic

Wellness Clinic Logo

 

Prairie Grove School District has opened a School Based Health Clinic in the intermediate Building on the Prairie Grove School Campus.  The center is a community clinic designed to server students as well as our community members.  The goal of this clinic is to promote the overall health of the Prairie Grove students so they can fully benefit from their educational program. The services offered include:

  • Primary care for illness and injury
  • Comprehensive annual exams
  • Prescription medications
  • Mental Health services
  • Health Promotion and Prevention Programs
  • Dental scrennings for students
  • Comprehensive vision screenings with glasses dispensed as needed

Not only does the clinic serve our students, but is also  open to our community members.  We offer some early morning hours as well as some late afternoon hours to help accommodate all of our community.

ALL students attending the district are eligible to enroll in the School Based Health Center.  If your child does not have insurance, please contact the Wellness Clinic for more information on ARKids First. If you already have an insurance provide, we will be happy to work with them to see that your child gets the best care.  We are NOT trying to replace your regular source of health care.

Enrollment packets have been sent home with your child.  We would ask that you fill them out and send them back to your child's school or the Wellness Clinic as soon as possible. Parent consent IS REQUIRED, except in situationsnoted on the Parent Consent forms, before your child can be seen. 

Please contact your SCHC Coordinator, Carmel Perry, for further information about health services available to you and your child.  You are welcome to call the office anytime at 1-479-846-4211 ext. 3307

We are so excited to server you and your child here at the Prairie Grove Health and Wellnes Clinic!

Click Here for a Frequently Asked Questions page.

Click Here for Smoking Cessatim

Click here for a video on School Based Health Centers

Forms:

Consent Form (English)  (Spanish)

Patient Information Form (English)  (Spanish)

Medication Form (English/Spanish)

Permission to Transport Form (English)

Library

Welcome to the Prairie Grove School District Library page. 
Here you will find resources for the different Libraries throughout the School District.
 
 

RenLearning

District Library Catalog

 
Library Resources:

American Library Association Description: The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from the Washington Office.

American Memory - Library of Congress Description: "The online resource compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program. With the participation of other libraries and archives, the program provides a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States."

CQ Researcher : Covering today's most important issues and controversial subjects, CQ Researcher has been the choice of students and librarians for over 80 years. ...

EBSCOhost : EBSCOHost Web can be found on the Arkansas State Library site.  Click on Traveler Access, Databases by Title and EBSCOHost Web.

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture

Grolier Encyclopedia Online Description: Encyclopedia Americana, Multimedia Encyclopedia, Teacher Resources, etc.

Library of Congress Description: Library of Congress Online

Merriam Webster Online Dictionary Description: Searchable Online Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.

Newspaper Links Description: Searchable gateway to your local newspaper.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - 2012-2013 Edition Description: The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

SIRS Knowledge Source Description: Today's News, Maps of the World, World Almanac 2012, etc.Also provides o­nline access to full-text articles and Internet resources from SIRS reference databases - SIRS Social Issues Researcher Series.

Arkansas State Library TravelerTraveler databases offer magazine, books, encyclopedias, and other resources to all Arkansas residents.

NetLibrary - eBooks

World Book Encyclopedia 

Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Britannica Online Quest

Contact Us


Contact Information:

Administration Office:
110 School Street
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Central Office: (479) 846-4242
Payroll: (479) 846-4202
Accounts Payable: (479) 846-4225
District Treasurer: (479) 846-4204
Food Service Director: (479) 846-4216 and 1-855-249-3478
Maintenance Office: (479) 846-4219
Curriculum Coordinator: (479) 846-4229
Transportation Office: (479) 846-4233
Atheletic Director: (479) 846-4257
 
500 Cole
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Main Office: (479) 846-4212 or (479) 846-4288
Counselor (8th-12th) (Students Last Names A-L): (479) 846-4285
Counselor (8th-12th) (Students Last Names M-Z): (479) 846-4230
 
 
 
806 North Mock
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Main Office: (479) 846-4221
Attendance Office: (479) 846-4220
Counselor (5-7th): (479) 846-4237
Counselor (8th): (479) 846-4285
 
801 Viney Grove Rd
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Main Office: (479) 846-4211
Counselor: (479) 826-4273
 
 
300 Ed Staggs
Prairie Groves, AR 72753
Main Office: (479) 846-4210
 
 
Alternative Office
110 School Street
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Main Office: (479) 846-4256

Prairie Grove Elementary Round Up

You are invited to the Prairie Grove Primary   

2014 Kindergarten

Round-up

Thursday, May 1

12:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Please bring your child to register for the 2014-2015 school year. We will provide some fun activities and a tour of the Primary school. Please remember that your child must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2014. We look forward to meeting you and your child! 

Please bring the following paperwork to registration:

1. birth certificate

2. proof of residence

3. shot records

4. Social Security Number

5. Physical (if completed)

Prairie Grove Health and Wellness Clinic Open

Wellness Clinic Logo

Prairie Grove School District has partnered with Community Clinic and we are excited to announce the opening of our new Prairie Grove Health & Wellness Clinic!!  The clinic's opening day will be Monday, March 17th.  The hours of operation are 7:30-4:00 Monday - Friday, except Wednesdays.  On Wednesdays the clinic will be open from 9:00-5:30.  The medical provider is Marie Chantal Sumlin, APRN.  The clinic is open to students, staff, the community & surrounding communities.  Please call 846-8100 or 1-855-438-2280 to make an appointment.  Contact the clinic, Carmel Perry at 846-4211 ext. 3307, or your school nurse with any questions. 

Bus Bid

The Prairie Grove School District is requesting bids on 2 (two) surplus school buses. You may bid on one or both buses.

Bids will be open December 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Superintendent’s Office. Please drop off or mail your bid or bids to

 

Prairie Grove School District

Transportation Department (Bus Bid)

110 School Street

Prairie Grove, AR 72753

 

* 1998 Bluebird with a cummings motor and Allison Transmission

*1996 International with an International motor

 

For additional information contact the William or Jason at the Transportation Department at 479-846-3448.

One Stop Shopping

One Stop Shopping

Saturday, November 9, 2013

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Prairie Grove High School

Come get a jump on your Christmas Shopping and help the PG Shop with a Cop Program

$1 Donation admission & $1 donation chance at a "Big Prize" (1 item from each booth) proceeds go to PG Shop with a Cop.

 

Click here for a flyer and more information

PGSD Health and Wellness Clinic Q&A

School Based Health Center

Your questions answered

 

Our Mission:

To coordinate efforts with community health partners to promote the best possible health and wellness of our students and community.

Core Values:

We believe universal access to affordable, high quality health care is a right, essential for student health and wellbeing.

We believe in advocating for the good health and wellbeing of the children of Prairie Grove Schools by providing accessible, high quality health care.

We believe that quality health care should be available to children where they are, in school.

 

What is the Prairie Grove Health and Wellness Clinic?

The Prairie Grove Health and Wellness Clinic is a School Based Health Center that is located in the Intermediate building on the Prairie Grove School campus.

 

 

Will the general public have access to the clinic?

Yes. The clinic will serve the students, faculty, and staff of Prairie Grove Schools, as well as its’ community members.  

 

Will the students be secure at the clinic?

Students will only enter the clinic through a secure entrance only accessible to clinic staff responsible for escorting students to the clinic for services where they will be taken directly to an exam room after checking in.

 

What services will the Prairie Grove Health and Wellness Clinic provide?

-Primary care for illness and injury

-Comprehensive annual exams

-Sports physicals

-Prescription medications

-Mental Health services

-Health Promotion and Prevention Programs

-Dental screenings for students

-Eye screenings for students

 

Do I have to pay for services?

Most insurance plans are accepted including Medicaid and ARKids 1st.  A co-pay may be required; however, no child will be turned away because of inability to pay for services.

What is the history behind SBHC’s?

Nationally, the school based health care movement started in the early 1980’s with a handful of projects. Today, more than 1,700 SBHC’s serve nearly two million young  people across the U.S. every year. Approximately 40 percent of these students have no other medical home, largely because they live in communities with limited access to health care. The national movement is led by the National Assembly on School Based Health Care.

What do parents think about SBHC’s?

Parents appreciate SBHC’s because:

-SBHC services help their child to stay healthy and in school. Services can include those for physical, behavioral (mental health and substance abuse), dental health and eye care.

-Parents miss less work. Without a SBHC, when a child is sick, the parent must miss work to take the child out of schools and be seen at the nearest health care facility. For families that rely on an hourly wage, this day of missed work can mean not getting a meal on the table at night.

-SBHC’s can partner with schools in developing and implementing the school’s crisis response plan, often making those plans stronger.

-SBHC staff can enhance the school’s health education program.

Do SBHC’s interfere with parental authority?

No. Statewide, parents retain the authority to sign consent forms regarding whether their child can be seen at the SBHC for standard services. The staff promotes STRONG family communication.

Shouldn’t schools just focus on educating?

Schools cannot do their job of educating students if they are not at school. Research shows that students who use SBHC’s are less likely to be absent and more likely to be promoted or graduate than their peers who do not. Furthermore, students without SBHC’S are less likely to get medical care, so they often come to school sick, spread illness to their teachers and peers, and thus distract others from learning.

Do SBHC’s eliminate the need for school nurses and counselors?

No. SBHC’s do not and will not replace school nurses or counselors. Rather, they complement services already being provided by placing additional resources in the school.

Do health clinics take money away from schools?

SBHC’s get their funding from many different sources, including the state, private grants, and insurance billing. Schools provide in-kind support to their health centers, such as space, utilities, and custodial services. In addition, some school districts pitch in modest funding, recognizing that students are more successful when they are physically and mentally healthy.

Do SBHC’s take patients away from local providers?

No. SBHC’s collaborate with and make referrals to community medical, behavioral, and oral health providers. SBHC’s are another entry point for children who may not otherwise be able or willing to seek help outside the school. While primary care providers generally see children under the age of 13 relatively often, they see adolescents less frequently. This group, at risk for a variety of health-related problems, typically does not access available health care resources. For these adolescents, SBHC’s serve as an important entry point into the health care system.

Are practitioners at SBHC’s qualified?

Yes. All medical providers at SBHC’s must be licensed, and the services they provide are limited to their type of licensure. Often, SBHC providers have additional skills and training in providing services to adolescents.

 

 

What do I need to do for my child to receive services?

Students needing services from the Prairie Grove Health and Wellness Clinic must have parental consent forms on file in order to access services. All student s needing services must visit the school nurse prior to receiving clinic services during school hours. Any child that is in need of services will be scheduled for a visit based on the acuity of the need (a child with a fever of 104 takes priority over a child with a rash that has been present for a week). If it is determined by the school nurse that a student needs services of the Health and Wellness Clinic, the parent MUST BE NOTIFIED prior to the delivery of services. No student will ever be sent to the clinic during school hours without the consent of the school nurse. All other community member appointments will be made as normal.