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Reading Reaps Reward

Mid-Prairie Middle School eighth-grader Behla Schmidt shows off the blanket she received as a reward for reading 30 books. Sixth-through-eighth-graders are taking part in the “40 Book … more

Teachers engage students in voluntary programs

While three area schools – Mid-Prairie High School, Hillcrest Academy and Pathway Christian School – opted for mandatory distance learning, the rest of the schools have made distance … more

Area students take part in World Food Prize event

The World Food Prize Foundation hosted its ninth annual Iowa Youth Institute (IYI) on April 27 with the participation of 264 students and 110 teachers from 93 Iowa high schools. This virtual, … more

Mid-Prairie sets June 28 for graduation ceremony

After polling Mid-Prairie High School seniors and their parents, Mid-Prairie High School is moving forward with a traditional graduation ceremony. In a May 4 letter to seniors and parents, … more

Mid-Prairie board OKs raise for Schneider

Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider is getting a raise for the next school year. At its April 27 meeting, the Mid-Prairie school board voted unanimously to give Schneider a 3.06% … more

Beachy advances to international FPS competition

Mid-Prairie sophomore Lilou Beachy qualified for the Future Problem Solving (FPS) International Conference for her scenario writing piece, “Fame over Friendship.” Beachy is one of … more

Governor closes schools until August

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced this morning that all of the state’s schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Reynolds made the announcement during her Friday morning press … more

MPHS starts mandatory online learning

With schools closed through April 30, Mid-Prairie High School began mandatory online instruction this week. Principal Jay Strickland explained the district’s decision to opt for mandatory … more

Reynolds suspends graduation requirements for high-school seniors

Gov. Kim Reynolds suspended state graduation requirements for the class of 2020 late Friday, among 42 other emergency actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reynolds’ action suspends laws … more

School closures extended through April

With Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order last week to extend school closures through the month of April, schools were told they must inform the state whether their distance learning will be voluntary or … more

Mid-Prairie teacher using 3-D printer to make face shields

The Mid-Prairie community is making a contribution to the effort to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to area healthcare providers. Middle school teacher Terra Huber, who is part of the … more

Schools may close for longer

Hopes for area students to return to school in mid-April are quickly fading. Area school superintendents are waiting for a definitive decision by Gov. Kim Reynolds, but they see school closures … more

School Lunch Distribution

Sarah Kauffman hands bags with lunches to a parent in downtown Kalona on March 25. Larry Hershberger logs the information while others wait in line for lunches. Kauffman and Hershberger are bus … more

Mid-Prairie works on distance learning plan

Mid-Prairie school administrators are working on plans to offer distance learning opportunities for students while district buildings are closed. Superintendent Mark Schneider told the school … more

Area schools set for lunch pickups

Local school districts are finding ways to get meals to their students while district buildings are shut down. This week, Mid-Prairie, Highland and Lone Tree school districts started lunch pickup … more

All Jazzed Up

On any given morning, you can walk through the doors of Mid-Prairie High School and hear some upbeat jazz music drifting down the hallways. more

FFA competes in ag obstacle

On Feb. 28, the Mid-Prairie FFA chapter held the 21st annual FFA Ag Obstacle assembly at the high school. The FFA officers shared information about the chapter and events throughout the … more

Virus concerns put school trips in jeopardy

Like many other entities, local school districts are scrambling with how to deal with the outbreak of the new coronavirus. On Monday night, the Mid-Prairie School Board voted to postpone an … more

Students learn about animals in March Mammal Madness

March Mammal Madness has overcome classes at Mid-Prairie Middle School. Students are given time in class to fill out their brackets. No, this has nothing to do with the NCAA basketball … more
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