Mid-Prairie School News
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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

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Mid-Prairie FFA looks back on 2023

WELLMAN In February 2023, Sub-District Career Development Events were held in Montezuma with eleven members participating.  Members communicated with Mr. Foster’s middle school … more

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 … more

Mid-Prairie lockdown standard procedure, sheriff says

WELLMAN The level 2 lockdown at Mid-Prairie High School on Wednesday, Feb. 7 may have attracted concern, but the grounds search by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and K-9 units was … more

Washington County Farm Bureau supports Mid-Prairie FFA

The Washington County Farm Bureau presented a $250 donation to the members of the Mid-Prairie FFA on Jan. 29. The presentation took place at the Washington vs. Mid-Prairie Basketball game in … more
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