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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

Six area Future Problem Solving teams headed to state competition

Several area Future Problem Solving teams placed among the top teams at the FPS Regional Competition held in Iowa City on Jan. 10.  Teams of three or four students applied the six-step Future … more

A Musical Night

Mid-Prairie Middle School presented a choral concert at Mid-Prairie High School on Tuesday, Feb. 25. more

Mid-Prairie spring break could be history in the future

On Feb. 24, the Mid-Prairie school board approved a 2020-21 school calendar that includes a spring break. However, Superintendent Mark Schneider said he plans to conduct a survey after this … more

Mid-Prairie students perform well at district speech contest

Several Mid-Prairie High School performers earned Division 1 rankings at IHSSA District Individual Events Speech Contest at Pekin High School on Feb. 29. Students earning a Division 1 rating and … more

From Superintendent to Cafeteria Worker

Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider donned a hair net last week and went to work in the high school cafeteria as part of a program where administrators sub for workers who take personal days. more

Mid-Prairie board ponders $19 million project

At the behest of the school board two weeks ago, Mid-Prairie administrators met to discuss their facilities’ needs. What they came back with Monday night was a list of projects totaling … more

Mid-Prairie sends three groups to All-State

Students from three area schools performed at IHSSA State Large Group Speech Contest at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids on Saturday. On Monday afternoon, it was announced that three groups … more

Mid-Prairie spellers earn trophies in district and regional spelling bees

Five Mid-Prairie students competed at the Knights of Columbus district spelling bee held at Clear Creek-Amana on Jan. 28, and for the first time in Spelling Club history, every speller finished in … more

Mid-Prairie Musicians Perform for the Board

The Mid-Prairie Middle School tenor saxophone trio of (from left) seventh-grader Lilly Miller, eighth-grader Madison Davidson and seventh-grader Niveah Gutierrez perform for the Mid-Prairie school … more

Mid-Prairie board hears facilities committee and survey results

Like any other district, the Mid-Prairie school district has a list of facilities wants and needs that far exceed its budget. At the Jan. 27 school board meeting, board members heard an hour-long … more

Mid-Prairie junior raising money for service dog

Laela Waddell, a 16-year-old Mid-Prairie High School junior from Wellman, was born with three major congenital issues, with the biggest challenge being bilateral microtia. Bilateral microtia is a … more

Mid-Prairie Retirees

On Jan. 27, the Mid-Prairie school board honored six Mid-Prairie staffers who all announced their retirement at the end of this school year. Shown are (front row from left) Rose Schrock (24 years of … more

Mid-Prairie’s Schmidt named finalist for Ag Educator of the Year

Elsa Schmidt did not know what to expect when she and her FFA students were called to gather in the Mid-Prairie High School library Thursday morning. What she got was a $500 check and a plaque … more

Hills Bank announces scholarship opportunity

Local high school juniors are encouraged to apply for college leadership grants sponsored by Hills Bank and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. For the past 18 years, Hills Bank has partnered with the Iowa … more
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