Invest in our Year End Annual Appeal!

Former PCCS parents share their story: “Our son and daughter are graduates of PCCS. We continue to donate to PCCS because we believe it sets a standard for public education far beyond what is available at the other local schools. We see in our son and daughter (and their fellow graduates) how PCCS taught them how to think about subjects more holistically, looking deeply at issues and challenging the norm, instead of just memorizing to get ready for a standardized test. We see PCCS graduates who are self-assured, confident public speakers, leaders, and truly well rounded, caring people. Seeing the effect that PCCS has on students makes supporting the school an easy choice. Our world needs the type of person that PCCS helps to mold. ”     Today, we launch our Annual Appeal; we hope that you help us protect and grow the school we built together by investing our students’ future. Please consider supporting PCCS. We thrive and fulfill our mission because of you. PCCS is a 501C3 and your contributions are fully tax...

Winter Fun at PCCS

Thanks to those who were able to attend our annual Winter Sing! We hope you enjoyed the show–our appreciation to Ms. Sylvester and Mr. Jacobs for overseeing the performers.     Our Annual Staff vs. Student Basketball Game took place on Thursday–the 8th grade team fought valiantly, but fell to the staff team this year. Congrats to all of the team for a wonderful season!...

18 PCCS Alumni Named Illinois State Scholars

Prairie Crossing Charter School (PCCS) is proud to announce that 18 alumni from the 8th grade class of 2011 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars for their senior year in high school. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, bestows this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year, over 18,800 elite honorees join the other top state students honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958. Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state. Selection is based on SAT, ACT or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners. Mr. Habel, an 8th grade teacher at PCCS, states, “It is very exciting to see PCCS’s former students doing well. I am encouraged to see that the hands-on, real world lessons that they experienced here have made a difference in how those students learn, and how they tackle everyday problems.” The following students were named 2015-16 Illinois State Scholars: From Carmel Catholic High School: Ellen Barhorst, Maeve Daw, Elizabeth Erickson, and Gianna Rizzo. From Grayslake Central High School: Gavin Achtemeier, Jaron Armiger, Brynn Carroll, Chelsea Curran, Hannah Dwinell, Sarah Johns, John Knight, Isaac Longenecker, and Jack Saul. From Mundelein High School: Stephen Wald From Warren Township High School: Logan Adams, Courtney Hooten, Jennifer Leunig, and Jessica Mitchell. Prairie Crossing Charter School congratulates the class of...

Congratulations to Mrs. Hoffman–Recipient of a Grant from Trustmark!

Earlier this year, Mrs. Hoffman applied for a grant in the hopes of designing a new program to encourage wellness in the areas of nutrition, fitness, social, and emotional welfare using an environmental focus. This program was intended to benefit the students that attend the Early Release after care program.  The goals of Mrs. Hoffman’s plan included incorporating education in healthy food choices and creating a healthy snack cookbook as well as teaching and encouraging students to learn ways to be more fit using a variety of physical activities. Mrs. Hoffman just received confirmation that she was awarded close to $1000 to design this innovative program! With these funds, the students will be able to enjoy a circuit of different activities to keep them engaged, active and energized throughout their afternoon. Congratulations to Mrs. Hoffman and her staff for their dedication to our students and their desire to help our students strive for and achieve...
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