School News

Golden Hawks break even in opening week

After starting the season with a 10-0, 5-inning win against Northeast on June 15, the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks finished the week with a 2-2 record. Mid-Prairie’s Friday game at North Cedar …

Lilou Beachy competes in International Problem Solvers event

Lilou Beachy, a sophomore at Mid-Prairie High School, participated in the inaugural Future Problem Solving International Virtual Conference from June 1-9. She was selected for the scenario writing …

Mid-Prairie may adjust calendar

Mid-Prairie administrators are recommending a slight adjustment to the district’s 2020-21 calendar. At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Mark Schneider said that …

Pop-up Food Pantry

Mid-Prairie school board member Jeremy Gugel fills boxes with food at Saturday’s final pop-up food pantry at the Kalona city shop. Volunteers handed out 158 boxes of food – nearly 5,000 …
Highland

Highland Huskies begin season with 2-1 record

Tthe Highland Huskies picked up a pair of wins against Lone Tree and Louisa-Muscatine last week to move to a 2-1 record.   June 16 Highland 7, Lone Tree 4 It was a close game in the …

Highland board ends teacher contract

The Highland school board fired a high school teacher after a closed session at its June 8 meeting. Industrial arts teacher Brian Haymond had his contract terminated in a 6-1 decision, with Kathy …

A Year Like None Other

When students left school on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, they were looking forward to a week off for spring break. No one knew that it would be the last day of in-person school for the rest of …

End of school year lunch programs wind down

As the school year ends, free student lunch programs provided during remote classes are winding down after serving approximately 2,300 meals at Lone Tree, more than 20,000 at Highland and nearly …
Lone Tree

Baseball and Softball Schedules

Highland Varsity Baseball June 15, 7 p.m at Hillcrest Academy June 16, 7 p.m. vs. Lone Tree June 18, 7 p.m.  at Louisa-Muscatine June 22, 7 p.m. vs. Mediapolis June 23, 7 p.m. at …

Lone Tree Senior Awards

Academic Excellence Awards: Macie Bopp, Sara Branson, Abigail Buckman, Holley Johnson, Natalie Patterson, Bailey Pierson, Whitney Willoz and Cale Yoder. Carrie Stanley Scholarship: Natalie …

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 …

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, …
Hillcrest Academy

Athlete of the Week

Eli Ours struck out six batters in a complete game shutout on June 23. In three games, he had five hits, three stolen bases, two RBIs and two runs scored. Congratulations to Eli Ours!

Highland sets commencement guidelines

After months of uncertainty and doubt surrounding plans for a graduation ceremony, the Highland Class of 2020 will have a chance to walk across the stage this Saturday. The unprecedented ceremony …

Hillcrest opts for in-person graduation

Hillcrest Academy will be holding an in-person commencement ceremony on June 14. “Due to the lifting of restrictions, we have made a decision to hold graduation in person at Hillcrest …

Hillcrest Academy opts for a virtual commencement

Hillcrest Academy is moving forward with plans for a virtual commencement ceremony. On Monday, Hillcrest Principal Dwight Gingerich said that the graduation committee met on May 14 and decided on …
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Ravens finish week on a winning note
The Hillcrest Ravens went 1-2 last week, moving their overall record to 2-5 on the season. Their 2-3 conference record has them at …
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Mid-Prairie High School 2020 seniors receive diplomas
After not having been able to gather in school since before spring break, the Mid-Prairie High School class of 2020 were together one …
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Pathway Christian School honors its class of five seniors
Five members of the Pathway Christian School Class of 2020 received their diplomas during a ceremony held at Upper Deer Creek …
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Highland celebrates socially distanced graduation
For months, there were doubts that they would get a traditional graduation ceremony, but Saturday, 49 Highland High School seniors …
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Seniors graduate as part of first Hillcrest Academy class
Hillcrest Academy celebrated its first graduating class on Sunday. The school changed its name from Iowa Mennonite School prior to the …
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