The mission of Prairie Lane Elementary School, as a Pre-K - 6 school, is to provide a positive, safe and supportive learning environment that prepares all students to reach their highest potential, now, and in the future.
Fifth grade students in Mrs. Sinnott's classroom visited Jones Bros. Cupcakes for a well-deserved field trip. The class was the first class at Prairie Lane to meet the goal of earning 3,500 Paw Pats for being safe, respectful and responsible. Students toured the building with co-owner Jerry Jones, a Westside High School alum, where they watched the pastry chefs decorate cupcakes and prepare for the lunch rush. Mr. Jones visited with the students about what it takes to start-up your own company and qualities necessary to get a job at the bakery. They had a surprise visit by Jerry's brother, Bill, who talked to the class about the three times he participated and was the champion on Food Network's Cupcake Wars.. After the tour, the students were able to decorate their own cupcake. The field trip was a sweet success for the students' hard work this year! Click here to see the 5th graders make their own cupcakes.
Five Prairie Lane 5th grade students took part in the Brownell Talbot Math Competition on April 18th. Fourteen area schools sent teams of 5th and 6th graders to complete in a two problem solving sessions. The students competed in an individual and then the joined forces for a team competition. The competition was extremely tight, with a single answer determining the difference between some of the places.
Prairie Lane team members included Sam Clark, Alex Vandenberg, Eva Collins, Dylan Folda, and Jacob Caffey.
In the 5th grade individual competition, Jacob Caffey took first place. Way to go, Jacob!
Congratulations go out to all members of the Prairie Lane team.
They did an amazing job using teamwork and solving problems that would baffle many adults.