2568 Airport Hwy.
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: (517) 265-5082
Fax: (517) 265-8310

Prairie Elementary

Principal: Shanan Henline
Administrative Assistant: Patti Hayes
Start/End Times: 8:35 am - 3:38 pm
Half Day Release: 12:15 pm
Grades K-5




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Letter from the Principal

Prairie Elementary School has always strived to create a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students. Our Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) Program is off and running. The continued focus of this program is to create a positive school climate that fosters Prairie PRIDE:  PRODUCTIVITY, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, DETERMINATION, AND EXCELLENCE.

The students will continue to learn about PBIS as we continue to acknowledge the positive behavior from our students daily.  Students are recognized in their classrooms daily for showing Prairie Pride and receive Prairie Pride Tickets along with other special acknowledgments. Students are recognized by their teachers each week for the Prairie Principal's Table. Students also get Positive Referral of the Week from their teachers and Mrs. Henline makes positive phone call home acknowledging their positive behavior.  We are doing a school-wide Prairie Principal's 200 Club where members are recognized each week again for showing positive behavior.  Our FIRST School-wide Party is in November as we will celebrate our positive behaviors in partnership with Faith Baptist Church as they will be bringing their bounce house and cotton candy machine along with providing volunteers to help support our party.

Our first trimester is well underway and students have been working hard in their classrooms on academics.  As a school, we continue to offer programs throughout to help support the needs of all students.  We will continue to concentrate on offering meaningful interventions for students  who are below grade level while continuing to accelerate our advanced learners.  Such interventions or opportunities may be one on one and/or small group instruction in the classroom, pull-out reading support, before or after school programming and materials to support and enhance at home learning.  

Much work is being done to ensure the success of all of our students. Family involvement is very important and we invite you to continue to be actively involved in your child’s education.   One way to help support your child at home is to continue to work with your child on his/her homework.  Ensure that your child reads every night for at least 10-20 minutes depending on their age and complete their reading log.  Your child should have a regular study place and time to do his/her reading/work.


Mrs. Henline





Points of Pride

  • Positive Behavior Intervention Program (PBIS) 
  • Prairie APS PBIS Handbook
  • Prairie Parent -Student Handbook
  • A comprehensive K-5 common aligned curriculum not only to the standards but also across grades
  • Daily 5 Reading Framework
  • Active PTO presence working to involve families and children in school activities
  • Safety Patrol, responsible 4th-5th graders that set good examples for other students and do different jobs around the building
  • Parent Coordinator assesses the needs at Prairie School and locates resources to meet these needs
  • Early Learning Young Five's Program
  • Response to Intervention support services
  • English as a Second Language Services
  • Support Services in Speech, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
  • Junior Achievement Program
  • TLC banking program for students
  • Spanish, Technology, Physical Education, Music, and Art classes
  • Veteran's Day Program 
  • Partnership with the YMCA (Maple Pride) to provide fun after-school activities
  • Foster Grandparents Program
  • Partnership with Faith Baptist Church
  • Communities in Schools - Lunch Buddy Program

About Prairie Elementary

Prairie Elementary houses on average 270-285 students from Young Fives - 5th Grades.  Our school community is a blend of immediate neighborhood students as well as students that are transported to us from other locations in Adrian.  Prairie is an Adrian School but is located in the southwest corner of the city in Madison Township.  Prairie houses the district and regional MiCi classrooms for K-5, in addition to a Resource Classroom.  Prairie also is home to a Head Start classroom.  The staff includes 11 general education teachers, 3 special education teachers, 2 Title Support Literacy teachers, 8 paraprofessionals, and numerous LISD itinerants.  Staff experience ranges from novice teachers to teachers with over 30 years of experience. 

The mission of  Prairie Elementary School is to provide a safe, respectful, and responsible learning environment with the commitment from students, parents, staff, and community.