School News

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …
Highland

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 …

Highland continues to build influential STEM programs, improve reading

I was able to do an in-person audit for the Highland Community School District on March 30. I must admit it was nice to return to Iowa for the first time in over a year. This is one of my concluding …
HIGHLAND SCHOOLS

Highland seeks new alarms and bells for schools

RIVERSIDE The Highland Community School District may have new weather alarm, bell and intercom systemsinstalled in its buildings by the time the 2021-22 school year begins or soon afterward.At its …

Highland Elementary plans new mural, naturescape playground

Maria Meller, president of the Elementary Support Organization at Highland Elementary, said the school needs some color. “Our school has absolutely no color, it’s all white …
Lone Tree

Lone Tree FFA chapter teaches younger students about farm safety

On May 11, 2021, the Lone Tree FFA hosted a Farm Safety Day. This year Farm Safety Day took place behind the school, near the football practice field. The fifth-grade students got to take their …

Lone Tree holds 2021 senior awards night

Lone Tree High School held their 2021 Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021. Academic Excellence Awards: Abby Westfall, Madelaine Altenhofen, Alex Viner, Ashley Yedlik Carrie …

Lone Tree celebrates honor roll students

Lone Tree Gold Honor Roll, Semester 2 12th Grade: Kyle Zaruba, Madelaine Altenhofen,  Lauren Bell, Alberto Cortes,  Nicholas Floyd,  Elizabeth Fuller,  Jillian Hesseltine, Will …

Lone Tree fifth graders experience nature on marshes and prairies field trip

The Lone Tree school board’s productive meeting on Wednesday, May 12 was punctuated by presentations, most notably about a field trip to some wild locales. Fifth grade teacher Alexandra …
Hillcrest Academy

Hillcrest Academy hosts open gym for 5-8th graders

Hillcrest Academy will host open gyms for 5th-8th graders on Sunday afternoons. Students can run with cross country coach Marty Gingerich from 3-3:30 p.m. and enjoy activities like volleyball, …

Hillcrest Academy presents fall production

This fall, the scheduled Hillcrest Academy production will take new direction due to current limitations on traditional performances. Three students selected monologues to prepare and perform in the …

Hillcrest cancels open gyms

Hillcrest Academy has canceled their Nov. 22 and Dec. 6 open gym dates but at this time plans to hold its next open gym on Dec. 20 from 3-4:30 p.m for students in fifth through eighth grades. The …

Gugel named new Mid-Prairie board president, board approves esports and girls basketball sharing agreement

    Jeremy Gugel was named the next president of the Mid-Prairie Board of Education and Denise Chittick was named vice president. Both were immediately sworn in prior to the business …