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PHHS Principal Housel to retire


The Prairie Heights Community Schools Board of Education met in regular session on Jan. 21.

At that meeting, Superintendent Middleton approved the retirement notice of Prairie Heights High School Principal Donell Housel. She will retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. The resignation of Jennifer Wells, high school speech and theater teacher, was also accepted.

Vicki Walker was approved as co-assistant superintendent and Jeff Reed as co-middle school principal.

Two teachers were approved for employment. Kathy Pfister is now the speech and theater teacher for Prairie Heights High School. Dustin Lucas is now the special education teacher at Prairie Heights Middle School.

The 2013-2014 school calendar was approved. The first student day will be on Aug. 20, Thanksgiving break will be from Nov. 27-29, and Christmas break will start December 23, with students returning on Monday, Jan. 6. The last student day will be June 9. The calendar includes five additional days which may be used as make-up days, if needed.