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Mid-Prairie removes mask mandate

Mid-Prairie has made masks optional in all school buildings, with the stipulation that if a building sees an absenteeism rate of 3% or more, the face covering mandate will be reinstituted. The … more

Mid-Prairie hires new middle school principal, discuss mask mandate

Of the eight candidates interviewed for the Mid-Prairie Middle School principal position, Rob Hruby was the number one choice of each interview group, including parents, teachers, associates and … more

Mid-Prairie students compete in State Individual Events speech contest

Eleven students competed in seventeen events at Mid-Prairie High School on Saturday, March 13 for the Iowa High School Speech Association’s State Individual Events Speech Contest. Due to the … more

Pops & (no) Pie concert a success

The Mid-Prairie choir presented its annual Pops & (no) Pie concert in the High School Gym “socially distanced” as were the parents, grandparents and friends in the bleachers on … more

Mid-Prairie Speech Team advances to state contest

Mid-Prairie sent 11 students to the High School Speech Association Individual Events Speech Contest on Feb. 27 and every one earned a Division 1 rating for each of their events and will advance to … more

Mid-Prairie Students Earn All-State Recognition in Speech Contest

Two groups from the Mid-Prairie Large Group Speech team earned All-State recognition as announced on Wednesday, Feb. 17.  Both teams performed their pieces at the Iowa High School Speech … more

Mid-Prairie Board hears facilities, search updates

In addition to approving the yearly audit, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education received updates from superintendent Mark Schneider regarding facilities and the search for a new middle school principal … more

Mid-Prairie pre-school registration available

Enrollment for 2021-2022 preschool is currently happening at MPCSD Preschools from February 1, 2021 to March 15, 2021! Please complete the online enrollment form on the MPCSD website and submit if … more

Mid-Prairie considers HVAC upgrade, prepares for principals search

During the work session portion of the regular school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, Mid-Prairie superintendent Mark Schneider informed the school board of problems with the HVAC controls in the … more

Six Mid-Prairie speech groups earn superior rating at state contest

The following Mid-Prairie students competed at Mid-Prairie High School in an Iowa High School Speech Association state large group speech contest on Saturday, Feb. 6. Each event performed for three … more

Mid-Prairie honors retiring teacher of 30 years

After 30 years teaching in the Mid-Prairie Community School District, high school English teacher Sue Schweinfurth will be retiring at the end of the school year. Friends, family and colleagues … more

Mid-Prairie preschool registration now open

Enrollment for 2021-2022 preschool is currently happening at Mid-Prairie Community School District Preschools from Feb. 1 to March 15, 2021. Please complete the online enrollment form on the MPCSD … more

Mid-Prairie kindergarten registration open

Mid-Prairie kindergarten registration is now available online through the district website at mphawks.org. You can find the registration link under the ‘shortcuts’ tab. All forms may … more

12 area girls wrestle in state tournament

In 2019 there were 87. In 2020 there were 350. And in 2021 there were 457 wrestlers who competed in the Iowa Girls State Wrestling tournament. Five years ago, there were less than 100 girls … more

Mid-Prairie presents 27th annual Madrigal Dinner with special singing masks

Mid-Prairie has presented a madrigal dinner for 27 years in a row — director and vocal music teacher Collette McClellen performed in the first annual madrigal dinner in 1993, so she’s … more

Mid-Prairie preps for annual madrigal dinner

It’s been 27 years in the making and this year, pandemic or not, will not break that streak. Mid-Prairie has presented a madrigal dinner every year since 1993—vocal music teacher Collette … more

All Mid-Prairie staff must wear a mask

During their regular meeting on Nov. 23, the Mid-Prairie school board voted to require face masks for all employees when with students, with limited reasonable exceptions. This means that staff can … more

Gugel named new Mid-Prairie board president, board approves esports and girls basketball sharing agreement

    Jeremy Gugel was named the next president of the Mid-Prairie Board of Education and Denise Chittick was named vice president. Both were immediately sworn in prior to the business … more

State title is a solid team effort

The attention clearly was on Mid-Prairie freshman runner Danielle Hostetler this season. She was following in the quick footsteps of a pair of sisters who won state championships, four of them in … more

A Running Faith

Race day always begins with a huddle. And a prayer. Less than 10 minutes before the Mid-Prairie girls cross country team was to successfully chase down a fourth consecutive state team title on … more
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