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Schneider: ‘This is the highest certified enrollment we’ve ever had’

The Mid-Prairie Community School District is growing. Superintendent Mark Schneider presented the district’s certified enrollment numbers to the school board at Monday’s … more

Mid-Prairie district buys two tracts of land

With an eye to the future, the Mid-Prairie school board Monday approved the purchase of two tracts of farmland south of the high school. The land was sold at a Dec. 6 auction. Superintendent Mark … more

Elf on a Sign

Students were greeted outside Mid-Prairie East Elementary School on Friday morning by a real live elf on a shelf – or in this case, an elf on a sign – played by Bobbie Peiffer. more

School Lunch Menus

Dec. 16-20 Mid-Prairie Monday – Beef quesadilla, Spanish rice, refried beans, red pepper strips, diced pears. Tuesday – Pepperoni pizza, mixed greens salad, fresh cauliflower, … more

New Mid-Prairie School Board President

Newly-elected Mid-Prairie school board President Marianne Schlabach (right) takes her oath of office from board Secretary Jeff Swartzentruber on Nov. 25. more

Paul Harris Fellow

Jeff Swartzentruber (right), business manager of Mid-Prairie school district, receives his Paul Harris Fellow award from Kalona Rotary President Jim Johnson at the Nov. 26 Rotary meeting. more

Fund for Academic Excellence awards five M-P projects

Five Mid-Prairie projects received grant awards totaling $4,100 from the Fund for Academic Excellence, an alumni-funded educational endowment of Mid-Prairie Foundation. Now in its fourth year of … more

School Lunch Menus

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices. Dec. 9 - 13 Mid-Prairie Monday – Chicken Alfredo, garlic bread, … more

Dancing to Des Moines

This week will see Mid-Prairie, Lone Tree and Highland dance their way to Des Moines for the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association state competition. For the dance teams it will be the … more

Mid-Prairie dance team holds state competition rehearsal

The Mid-Prairie dance team held a rehearsal of their three state meet routines on Monday night.  They showcased their jazz, pom and hip hop routines prior to the state dance competition in … more

Mid-Prairie FFA attends FarmHer conference

On Nov. 15, five members of the Mid-Prairie FFA chapter attended the Grow by FarmHer Conference in Ankeny at the Iowa FFA Enrichment Center.  Members had the opportunity to hear from FarmHer … more

Mid-Prairie to hire third wrestling coach

The Mid-Prairie wrestling program is growing. As a result, the school board approved adding a second assistant wrestling coach during their Monday meeting. “When I started here 12 years … more

M-P high school students, teachers talk ‘life in the trenches’

A group of Mid-Prairie High School students and teachers were given the opportunity to tell the school board about life at the school at Monday’s board meeting. Principal Jay Strickland said … more

City election votes made official by Board of Supervisors

The Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning approved the results of city elections in Kalona, Riverside and Wellman. The school board results will not be official for another … more

School Lunch Menus

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices.   Mid-Prairie Monday – Meatball sub, Tater … more

M-P Enrichment Learning Program growing

Mid-Prairie school district’s Enrichment Learning Program – formerly known as the Gifted and Talented Program – has entered its second year since being revamped. Instructors … more

Mid-Prairie, Highland bands compete in state tournament

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks marching band earned a Division 1 rating at the state marching band competition in Pella Saturday.Led by drum majors Jarrod Keller and Natali Miller, the 42-piece … more

Shiloh main building may impede annexation plans

The crown jewel of the 200-plus-acre Shiloh property is a 90,000-square-foot building that holds the church sanctuary and a number of offices.But the building’s existence may be a giant hurdle in … more
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