School News

Mid-Prairie Speech Team takes home awards from RVC contest

Seventeen members of the Mid-Prairie Speech Team competed in the River Valley Conference Individual Events Speech Contest at Anamosa High School on Monday, Feb. 19, in 25 events. At RVC Speech …

Mid-Prairie Custodian Retires

Bud Juilfs (left, pictured with Superintendent Brian Stone) celebrated his retirement from Mid-Prairie as Lead Custodian at the High School after 18 years of service. The community wishes him the …

Central College Honor Choir features Mid-Prairie students

Ten Mid-Prairie students attended the Central College Honor Choir in Pella on Tuesday, Feb. 13. About 150 additional high school students joined them for rehearsal with Prof. Mark Babcock during the …

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 …
Highland

Highland Schools moving to four-day week, beginning in August

RIVERSIDE Students in the Highland Community Schools district will move into a four-day school week, beginning next August. The School Board approved the change at its regularly scheduled …

Highland FFA year in review

RIVERSIDE The Highland FFA Chapter has been established for over seven years now with close to 40 members. The chapter has gained great knowledge over the years and as well gained a new advisor …

AEAs top list of concerns at legislative briefing

WASHINGTON It’s hard to know if Gov. Kim Reynolds knew she was igniting a firestorm when she proposed overhauling Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEA) in her Condition of the State address a …

Husky Highlites -- Feb. 7, 2024

Highland held their final Facilities Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24. It was the best-attended meeting of the five that were held. We had 29 people there to finalize a plan to take …
Lone Tree

Lone Tree FFA looks back on busy year

LONE TREE The Lone Tree FFA Chapter, under the direction of their new Advisor and Agriculture Education teacher, Mr. Payton Lorack, is off to a busy start. The 23/24 Chapter has 49 active …

Lone Tree continues to ponder a four-day schedule

LONE TREE The Lone Tree school board held a workshop meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7. This meeting followed the final two public forums about a four-day schedule and is the final discussion on the …

Lone Tree hosts final forum for four-day school week

LONE TREE On Monday, Feb. 5, Lone Tree families gathered in the school cafeteria to discuss converting to a four-day school week. This was the third and final public forum on the topic. The …

Parents of Lone Tree discuss potential 4-day week with district

LONE TREE The Lone Tree Community School District hosted their second public forum discussing the four-day school week at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. The two-hour long forum was more productive …
Hillcrest Academy

IMS Class of 1963 Reunion

Sixty years after graduation, class members of 1963 met Sept. 20 and 21 in Homestead, Iowa to see old friends and catch up on what has happened in our lives since last time we met. The setting for …

Hillcrest Academy FFA and agriculture classes

KALONA The Hillcrest FFA chapter has been considerably busy this Fall. On Sept. 26, 2023, members of the FFA were sent to the Southeast District Soil Judging competition in Muscatine. …

Kirkwood Washington County Regional to host CCHS information night

Kirkwood Washington County Regional Center is excited to announce an upcoming event aimed at providing valuable information to current 8th – 11th grade high school students and their parents about …

Intro to military book a good primer for youth

IOWA CITY Without a close role model to recommend it, military service may not be considered by high schoolers as an option these days. That’s a missed opportunity that some may have found …
Photo Galleries
Veterans, student enlistees recognized at Mid-Prairie assembly
Mid-Prairie honored area veterans at their annual Veterans Day Assembly and Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 10. Numerous veterans from the community gathered, each stating their name and what they …
Lone Tree hosts Homecoming Parade, crowns King and Queen
At the end of their school day on Friday, Sept. 22, Lone Tree held a pep rally, crowning their Homecoming King as Ethan Bockelman and Homecoming Queen as Lila Bell.  Other homecoming court …
Highland's 2023 homecoming king and queen, Brayden Johnston and Sarah Burton.
Highland celebrates homecoming with "Boom Night" at Riverside
As part of their homecoming festivities Highland held "Boom Night" at Riverside on Sept. 20.  The event began with a parade that ended at Hall Park where the rest of the planned activites …
Mid-Prairie's 2023 homecoming queen, Greta Sieren and homecoming king, Parker Ehrenfelt.
Mid-Prairie celebrates homecoming with coronation, parade and more
Mid-Prairie held their homecoming parade on Wednesday, Sept. 13. After the parade finished, festivities transferred to the high school football field where the school held a powderpuff football …
Football Opener: Golden Hawks Band
Mid-Prairie's band took the field just prior  to the Golden Hawks' football opener against Wilton on August 25 in Wellman.