Mid-Prairie School News
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Parking, paving improvements underway at M-P elementary schools

WELLMAN, KALONA In early 2023, the Mid-Prairie facilities committee determined improved parking was a top concern for the district’s two elementary schools, East, in Kalona, and West, in … more

Wellbeing initiative for Mid-Prairie staff in the works

WELLMAN A KCRG news story last week may have raised blood pressures of Mid-Prairie school board members, but you wouldn’t have known it at their regular business meeting on Monday night. The … more

Complaint leads to investigation of 3 Mid-Prairie administrators

WELLMAN The Mid-Prairie school board met for a two-hour closed session Monday night in response to notification that the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) “found probable cause to … more

How will new legislation affect Mid-Prairie? Board considers

WELLMAN Gov. Reynolds signed two controversial bills into law earlier this year that directly affect schools: the first, signed in March, restructured the state’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs), … more

Mid-Prairie extends superintendent’s contract through 2025/26

WELLMAN In their relatively short business meeting Monday night, which was followed by a tour of construction progress at East Elementary and Middle Schools, the Mid-Prairie school board voted to … more

Finding our replacements

WELLMAN, KALONA If our team here at The News were looking to move on to other endeavors, we wouldn’t have to look far to find our replacements. Just seven miles down the road, four students at … more

Mid-Prairie Class of 2024

Mid-Prairie approves construction bids, pay raises, principal hire

WELLMAN In an over three-hour business meeting Monday night, the Mid-Prairie school board approved a host of projects and changes in preparation for the next school year, in addition to … more

Mid-Prairie’s Future Problem Solvers win at state, qualify for internationals

WELLMAN On April 5, Mid-Prairie’s future problem solvers headed to Central College in Pella to compete in the State Bowl competition. Five of them walked away with awards. High schoolers … more

Photo gallery: Mid-Prairie Prom 2024

WELLMAN On Saturday, April 27, Mid-Prairie hosted their prom through the rain and thunderstorms. Pairs were greeted by a swarm of parents and friends as they arrived at the school’s … more

Mid-Prairie board approves GO bond sale, FY24-25 budget

WELLMAN The Mid-Prairie school board approved the sale of $8,700,000 in General Obligation bonds Monday night to winning bidder Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Local Hills … more

Mid-Prairie's art show

Mid-Prairie approves cafetorium upgrades, girls wrestling coach

WELLMAN Deteriorating fixtures in the high school cafetorium have been inconvenient to deal with, as well as cause for safety concern for Mid-Prairie’s fine arts students and staff when putting … more

Mid-Prairie board gets serious about auditorium

WELLMAN The Mid-Prairie school board’s meeting March 25 consisted primarily of a work session, much of which was a discussion regarding building an auditorium at the high school; however, two … more

Mid-Prairie FFA rates high in leadership events

On February 19, seventeen members of the Mid-Prairie FFA chapter traveled to Oskaloosa to participate in the NW FFA Sub-District Leadership Development Events. Brynn Younge received a gold and is … more

M-P Students attend Honor Band

On Saturday, Feb. 17, 13 Mid-Prairie middle school students attended the 4th Annual Clear-Creek Invitational Honor Band. Jen Zeglis, Middle School Band Director, helped the students prepare their … more

Mid-Prairie Speech Team earns high marks at districts

Nineteen members of the Mid-Prairie Speech Team competed in 27 events at the Iowa High School Speech Association's District Individual Events Speech Contest at Mount Vernon High School on Saturday, … more

MPHS Choirs to Present Annual Pops & Pie Concert

On Thursday, Feb. 29, the Mid-Prairie High School Choral department will be presenting its annual Pops & Pie Concert. This concert is split into two portions. At 6:15 p.m., soloists and small … more

Mid-Prairie board considers tax rate, wrestling center, auditorium

WELLMAN As school districts work out their certified budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1, they must meet a new state requirement of holding a public hearing for the proposed property tax … more

Photo contest offers students gateway to appreciation, connection, and career

KALONA For middle and high school students attending Pathway, Hillcrest Academy, and Mid-Prairie schools (including the home school), the time has come to get out their cameras and submit photos … more
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