Hillcrest Academy School News
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Hillcrest opts for in-person graduation

Hillcrest Academy will be holding an in-person commencement ceremony on June 14. “Due to the lifting of restrictions, we have made a decision to hold graduation in person at Hillcrest … more

Hillcrest Academy opts for a virtual commencement

Hillcrest Academy is moving forward with plans for a virtual commencement ceremony. On Monday, Hillcrest Principal Dwight Gingerich said that the graduation committee met on May 14 and decided on … more

Teachers engage students in voluntary programs

While three area schools – Mid-Prairie High School, Hillcrest Academy and Pathway Christian School – opted for mandatory distance learning, the rest of the schools have made distance … more

Hillcrest sets a June 14 graduation

Hillcrest Academy is planning for commencement activities to be held on Sunday, June 14 at 4 p.m. School officials are working through the logistics of an outside ceremony, a virtual ceremony or … more

Governor closes schools until August

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced this morning that all of the state’s schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Reynolds made the announcement during her Friday morning press … more

Reynolds suspends graduation requirements for high-school seniors

Gov. Kim Reynolds suspended state graduation requirements for the class of 2020 late Friday, among 42 other emergency actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reynolds’ action suspends laws … more

School closures extended through April

With Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order last week to extend school closures through the month of April, schools were told they must inform the state whether their distance learning will be voluntary or … more

Lone Tree, Highland sharing to continue

Lone Tree, Highland sharing to continue After discussing options, representatives of the Lone Tree and Highland school boards agreed to continue sharing agreements that include the district … more

Schools may close for longer

Hopes for area students to return to school in mid-April are quickly fading. Area school superintendents are waiting for a definitive decision by Gov. Kim Reynolds, but they see school closures … more

Area schools set for lunch pickups

Local school districts are finding ways to get meals to their students while district buildings are shut down. This week, Mid-Prairie, Highland and Lone Tree school districts started lunch pickup … more

Hills Bank announces scholarship opportunity

Local high school juniors are encouraged to apply for college leadership grants sponsored by Hills Bank and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. For the past 18 years, Hills Bank has partnered with the Iowa … more

Hillcrest boys grab road win

LETTS The Hillcrest boys grabbed a 64-43 road win at Louisa-Muscatine in a Jan. 23 makeup game. With Hillcrest leading 10-8, the Ravens went on a 13-5 run over the last three minutes of the … more

School Lunch Menus

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices.   Mid-Prairie Monday – No school. Tuesday – McRibb … more

Hills Bank makes Classroom Cash donations to local schools

Hills Bank, as part of its Classroom Cash program, recently donated $1,302.55 to the Highland Community School District, $804.43 to Hillcrest Academy, $650.53 to the Lone Tree Community School … more

School Lunch Menus

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices.   Mid-Prairie Monday – Nacho grande, salsa, sour cream, … more

School Lunch Menus

Dec. 16-20 Mid-Prairie Monday – Beef quesadilla, Spanish rice, refried beans, red pepper strips, diced pears. Tuesday – Pepperoni pizza, mixed greens salad, fresh cauliflower, … more

School Lunch Menus

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices. Dec. 9 - 13 Mid-Prairie Monday – Chicken Alfredo, garlic bread, … more

School Lunch Menus

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices.   Mid-Prairie Monday – Meatball sub, Tater … more

Iowa Mennonite School rebrands as Hillcrest Academy

Iowa Mennonite School will start the 2019-20 school year with a new name and a new look. At an open house Tuesday, school officials announced that IMS will head into the new school year as … more
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