School News

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …
Highland

Highland discusses making up snow days

With last year’s record number of snow days still fresh in their minds, the Highland school board Monday night questioned whether the district’s proposed calendar for next year had a …

Highland OKs sale of bonds

The Highland school board Monday night approved the sale of $3.7 million in bonds to pay for projects approved by voters in September. Superintendent Ken Crawford explained the resolutions the …

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 …

Highland board OKs $3.7 million schools project

The Highland school board, buoyed by interest rates and construction bids that came in lower than projected, Monday night approved the sale of bonds and bids for work at the elementary and high …
Lone Tree

Crawford: ‘Not just for four weeks’

Lone Tree school Superintendent Ken Crawford told the school board that the school closure could last longer than the four weeks that will end on April 10. “The rumblings I’m hearing …

Lone Tree OKs $6.8 million budget

The Lone Tree City Council approved a $6.8 million budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. The budget includes $376,820 in property taxes or $8.24908 per $1,000 of assessed valuation on …

Edwards named North Division Player of Year

t was a great year for our local boys basketball teams as 13 players received Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division All-Conference honors. The group was led by Lone Tree’s Keegan …

Lone Tree girls best Holy Trinity before bowing out

The Class 1A-Region 4 second-round game Feb. 18 between Lone Tree and Holy Trinity Catholic played out like two teams who came into the contest with similar records. Junior Madeline Jacque hit big …
Hillcrest Academy

Hillcrest boys grab road win

LETTS The Hillcrest boys grabbed a 64-43 road win at Louisa-Muscatine in a Jan. 23 makeup game. With Hillcrest leading 10-8, the Ravens went on a 13-5 run over the last three minutes of the …

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 …

School Lunch Menus

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices.   Mid-Prairie Monday – No school. Tuesday – McRibb …

School Lunch Menus

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices.   Mid-Prairie Monday – Nacho grande, salsa, sour cream, …
Photo Galleries
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. …
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A Musical Night
Mid-Prairie Middle School presented a choral concert at Mid-Prairie High School on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
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 …
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