School News

Mid-Prairie Homecoming Court

The Mid-Prairie homecoming court:  Back Row: Drake Mann, Kaden Meader, Braden Hartley, Cain Brown, Front Row: Kylie Reinier, Alivia Poock, Amara Jones, Ella Groenewold.  Mid-Prairie …

M-P School Board amends graduation requirements, looks at finances

As it stands, the Mid-Prairie Community School District’s Board Policy concerning high school graduation requirements mandates that starting with the 2016 class, all students must take one of …

Night of love for Mid-Prairie music teacher Collette McClellen

WELLMAN Collette McClellen has walked the hallways at Mid-Prairie High School since the 1990s. She graduated in 1997. Her parents still live here, as do her brother and her …

Mid-Prairie delivers on promise to Feed the Kids

Large boxes are lined up on the tables inside the Middle School classroom, all of them in process of being filled with groceries.  Spaghetti, Cup Noodles, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, …
Highland

Homecoming prank lands students in Huskie trouble

RIVERSIDE A prank that was intended to turn the front lawn of Highland High School into a giant potato casserole on Homecoming Week resulted in a police report, a late-night call to the schools …

Excitement builds as new playground takes shape at Highland Elementary

“If you’re not improving your facilities every year, you’re behind,” Ken Crawford says as he takes me through the playground installation in progress at Highland Elementary …

Highland Huskies bring SPIRIT to new year

Businesses know the importance of company culture; it increases employee engagement and performance and is a top priority for job seekers.  Can schools learn from the business world and see …

Highland applying for WCRF grant to help with $1.2 million wastewater project

RIVERSIDE The Highland Community School District is hoping that a Washington County Riverboat Foundation grant will help cover part of $1.2 million bill for a wastewater treatment system …
Lone Tree

Lone Tree E-Sports team places 4th at state

In just their first season with an official E-Sports team, Lone Tree High School proudly finished fourth in their first state tournament. Coach Jessica Howard started having her varsity players …

Lone Tree plans Alumni Banquet for May 28

The annual Alumni Banquet will be held at the Lone Tree American Legion on Saturday, May 28, 2022.  The honored LTHS graduating classes to be recognized this year will be the classes of 1952 and …

Lone Tree Schools win voter registration award

IOWA CITY Lone Tree Schools are one of the best in the state at signing up high school seniors to vote. For the third year in a row, Lone Tree Schools have registered more than 90% of the …

Snyder’s Shake Shack brings new skills to Lone Tree students

Shopping for ingredients, taking orders, making milkshakes, delivering them, counting money and many other jobs — special education students at Lone Tree are learning a host of new employable …
Hillcrest Academy

Long-awaited middle school coming to Hillcrest

It is an idea the high school has flirted with for decades: should Hillcrest Academy add a middle school?  Parents have long wanted the Christian education the school offers to begin years …

Hillcrest Academy Announcements

Join us for an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, Sept 15 at 5:30 PM. Cheer on the Hillcrest Ravens volleyball team as they take on Columbus, then following the game, 5th - 8th graders and families …

Hillcrest to present Mary Poppins March 25-27

Students at Hillcrest Academy have been busy preparing for their spring musical production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and …

Hillcrest Receives Everence Donation

As part of the MyNeighbor program, Everence Financial recently donated $1,306.47 to Hillcrest Academy. The MyNeighbor program lets individuals and businesses generate reward dollars for their …
Photo Galleries
Highland Homecoming Parade
The Highland Huskies celebrated Homecoming Boom Night on Sept. 21 at the Ainsworth Ball Field.  The parade started in downtown Ainsworth, followed by announcement of the King and Queen, Ethan …
Lone Tree Graduation
Seniors in the Class of 2022 are recognized as they graduate from Lone Tree High School on Sunday, May 29.
Hillcrest Academy Banquet 2022
Hillcrest Academy held their banquet on May 7.