Our 6-12 Campus, consisting of PLT Middle School and Prophetstown High School, serves over 400 students as we work together to engage students in active and meaningful learning, equip them with the skills they need now and in the future, and empower them with an education that sets them on a trajectory for life-long success. We will accomplish this vision in a number of ways:
- Student counseling services that focus on social-emotional, behavioral, and academic success.
- Expansive extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students beyond the classroom walls.
- Partnerships with community organizations who work diligently to support the work that we do.
- A structured curriculum progression that appropriately balances struggle and support for students, with a special focus on the 6th grade, 9th grade, and “13th grade” transitions.
- Multi-tiered systems of academic and behavioral support for all students.
- Shared governance and feedback structures, including our 6-12 faculty council, parents’ council, grade-level problem solving teams, academic departments, student leadership groups, and district-level committees.
- A strategic focus on institutional and individual data analysis to track our progress in these endeavors.
This is the vision we will pursue together as one campus: equipping and empowering students for lives of success. Whether you are a parent, community member, employee, or student, we welcome you as a valued member of our campus family in pursuit of this common goal.
About The Principal
Mr. Keith Stewart joins the PLT team after eight years as a teacher-leader at Erie High School. In his former position, he taught all levels of high school and dual credit English, served on several school improvement and technology integration committees, and worked collaboratively to improve the district work environment and terms of labor as an executive officer in his local teachers’ union. A proud alumnus of Prophetstown High School (2006), Mr. Stewart possesses a B.S. degree in Secondary English/Language Arts Education from Greenville College (2010), an M.A. in English from Western Illinois University (2013), and an M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University (2017). He and his wife Shae live in Prophetstown with their three children: Hollyn, Jordyn, and Ethan.
About The Campus Dean/Athletic Director
Mr. Mark Lofgren is entering his eighth year of education and his first as Dean of Students and Athletic Director for PLT #3 grades 6-12. In his last position he spent four years as a High School Social Studies teacher and the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Riverdale CUSD #100. He possesses an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and a graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University. As an educator he places a larger emphasis on building relationships and creating an environment where all students are valued and their unique skills and abilities are encouraged.
Mr. Lofgren has extensive experience working with young students and athletes. In addition to extensive classroom experience, he has coached multiple sports for the last ten years at various levels. Inheriting a program, at Riverdale, coming off an 8-21 season and with a total of 26 players from the freshman through varsity ranks he rolled up his sleeves, got to work and did a masterful building job. He lead the Rams to a 21-9 finish this past winter and first place in the Three Rivers Conference West Division.
A message from Mr. Mark Lofgren:
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of both our students and athletes. I look forward to working towards building a safe and respectful learning environment for all and providing oversight in the coordination of grades 6-12 extracurricular activities. I look forward to building meaningful relationships with our students, staff, and community as we help our students pursue academic and extracurricular excellence.”