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Author shares stories of Iowa travel at Mid-Prairie Elementary

Mid-Prairie East and West Elementary Schools had a special visitor to start off the month of October. Children’s author, Kristi Bradbury, traveled in to read to each grade level at the … more

M-P board members get a taste of Scale Up Awards

Mid-Prairie School Board members and administrators got a taste of the Scale Up Awards received by the Mid-Prairie Home School Assistance Program at their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 11 when they … more

Mid-Prairie teacher incorporates music into reading fluency

Mid-Prairie teacher for over 21 years, Diane Miller, has been pioneering a new approach to teaching reading fluency by bringing music into the classroom. Miller is a third-grade teacher at … more

Mid-Prairie Homecoming

Mid-Prairie Homecoming took place on Friday, September 17. Thaddeus Shetler was crowed Homecoming King and  Olivia Caskey was crowned Homecoming Queen. more

Local schools hire new teachers

The new school year is here, which means new students and new faculty. After the novel COVID-19 became pandemic, many schools faced a loss in staff. Despite this shortage, many schools are still … more

Mid-Prairie Homecoming

Left to right, Carmen Sieren, Will Cavanagh, Olivia Caskey, Thaddeus Shetler, Dawsyn Miller, Tyler Helmuth, Cana Rediger and Gunnar Gingerich. more

M-P Feed the Kids dinner “wildly successful”

Before COVID, Mid-Prairie Feed the Kids worked to confidentially put bags of food in the backpacks of food-insecure students during lunch, when all the students were out of the room so no one would … more

Hruby ready to tackle the challenges of middle school

Rob Hruby is entering his first year as principal at Mid-Prairie Middle School during an unsteady time, with the pandemic still affecting school and students just craving a return to normal. But … more

Mid-Prairie choir students prepare for All State Choir

Select Mid-Prairie High School choir students recently participated in a two-day camp at Central College in Pella, Iowa to prepare for All-State choir auditions. The All-State choir is a yearly … more

M-P school board gets facilities updates

At their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 9, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education received updated information about facilities plans from Carl A. Nelson, Inc., including updated cost projections for … more

Rath Named First Team

One night this summer, Mid-Prairie baseball star Aidan Rath danced home with the winning run in a walk-off victory that gave the Golden Hawks a second consecutive district championship. Another … more

From teaching & coaching to Mid-Praire admin

Greg Jergens is one of three new principals joining the Mid-Prairie administration staff this school year, which he said is exciting more than anything. “Every time you form a new team, … more

M-P board sets legislative priorities

The Mid-Prairie Board of Education decided on their five Iowa Association of School Boards legislative priorities for the 2022 school year, including mental health, area education agencies, teacher … more

M-P board learns about financing options for potential facility upgrades

The Mid-Prairie Board of Education heard a presentation from Matt Gillaspie of Piper Sandler & Co. regarding the district’s financing options for possible facility plans during their … more

M-P FFA attends leadership conference

Each year the Southeast District and the Iowa FFA Officers plan and facilitate the Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) Conferences for FFA members in the Southeast District. Davis County … more

New M-P principal excited to get to know students

Chuck Banks, the new Mid-Prairie high school principal, is eager for the students to return to classrooms from summer break — they’re the reason he became an educator, after … more

Hills Bank donates over $8,000 to area schools

Hills Bank, as part of the Classroom Cash program, recently donated $1,483.65 to the Highland Community School District, $728.91 to Hillcrest Academy, $662.85 to the Lone Tree Community School … more

Acceptance window for M-P school board election documents approaches

Three seats on the Mid-Prairie Board of Education will be up for election on Nov. 2, 2021, as the terms for President Jeremy Gugel, Gabrielle Frederick and Jodi Meader expire. Election paperwork … more

Mid-Prairie Homeschool Graduation

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