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Roots and Shoots

Laura Mallory (right) brought the Mid-Prairie Home School Roots & Shoots program to the Kalona Farmer’s Market Saturday, May 27.   Kids enjoyed playing in the dirt and planting seeds … more

West Elementary Girls on the Run

Twenty-two girls in Mid-Prairie West Elementary’s grades 3 and 4 participated in a Girls on the Run 5K in Washington on Thursday, May 18. more

Mid-Prairie's Future Problem Solvers

At daybreak, January 1, 2000, some of us were worried about a thing called Y2K.   We had been happily living our lives, getting used to email and the internet and ordering things with a click on … more

Mid-Prairie loses second administrator

The Mid-Prairie community is set to lose another valued administrator as the need to be forward-thinking weighs on the district.   With the decision to eliminate assistant principal … more

M-P staff ‘blindsided’ by elimination of assistant principal position

When Tyler Hotz, Mid-Prairie High School assistant principal and activities director, submitted his resignation so he could become superintendent at Lone Tree Community School District this fall, … more

Mid-Prairie 2nd Annual Etiquette Lunch

Mid-Prairie High School’s Culinary II class prepared a four-course meal for the Middle School’s 8th grade class on April 28 in the cafetorium.   Culinary students, directed by Family … more

Sidewalk chalk notes of kindness

Six Mid-Prairie FFA members earn state degree

The Iowa FFA Degree is the highest degree that can be bestowed upon an FFA member by the Iowa FFA Association each year. Only 5% of FFA members in Iowa receive the degree each year. The degree was … more

Retiring teachers recognized by Mid-Prairie school board

At the Mid-Prairie school board meeting on Monday, April 24, the school honored four staff members who are retiring after the school year ends. The four staff members honored with plaques were Jill … more

Mid-Prairie FFA Chapter Industry Tour

On Friday, April 14 thirty-two members of the Mid-Prairie FFA chapter participated in the Chapter Industry Tour.  The tour was planned by Mid-Prairie FFA members Payton Peck and Kelyn … more

Mid Prairie FFA FFA Presents to Rotary Club

  On Tuesday, April 11 three members of the Mid-Prairie FFA attended the Kalona Rotary meeting.  The members attending were Payton Peck, Kelyn Yoder and Marissa Cline.  These members … more

Emotional sendoff for retiring custodians

Combined, they had more than 50 years of custodial experience. On Monday night, members of the Mid-Prairie community expressed their gratitude for retiring staffers Mike TeBockhorst, Lead Custodian … more

M-P school board begrudgingly accepts final bid package

Forced to admit they were fortunate to receive any bid at all, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education approved a bid for masonry work to the tune of $1,492,000 at a special meeting on Monday … more

Mid-Prairie FFA brings home gold from district convention

On March 4, six members of the Mid-Prairie FFA chapter traveled to Muscatine High School to participate in the SE District Career Development Events and Convention. Brynn Younge … more

Mid-Prairie speech events nominated for All-State

On Saturday, March 11, the Mid-Prairie Individual Events Speech team competed at North Scott High School for the Iowa High School Speech Association’s Individual Event State Speech … more

Small-town kid does great things

The News recently spoke with an area school superintendent, about the Students First Act Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law one month earlier.  The new law will make state education funding … more

Mid-Prairie speech groups perform at All-State

Four groups from Mid-Prairie High School’s Group Speech team received All-State nominations for their performances at the State Large Group Speech Contest in Cedar Rapids. Two of the four … more

Mid-Prairie Madrigal Dinner

The Mid-Prairie Choir will be hosting their 29th Annual Madrigal Dinner on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of February. The night will be full of music, dancing, and vibrant performances from the … more

Renaissance ceremony a hit at Mid-Prairie High School

When the bells rang around 2:20 p.m. inside Mid-Prairie High School, the hallways filled with eager students ready to pack Tim Grady Gymnasium for the winter Renaissance ceremony. They would soon be … more

Mid-Prairie looks to the future of facilities

Nearly a year ago, Mid-Prairie Community School District asked its communities to go to the polls. On the ballot was a question that would have allowed the district to levy additional property taxes … more
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