School News

Brian Stone named new Mid-Prairie superintendent

Mid-Prairie School District announced Thursday, May 12, that Fairfield High School principal Brian Stone, 53, has accepted the position as Mid-Prairie Superintendent of Schools effective July …

Mid-Prairie honors retiring educators

The Mid-Prairie School Board recognized and honored five retiring educators at their regular meeting on Monday, May 9. Superintendent Mark Schneider presented each retiree with a plaque commemorating …

Mid-Prairie School Board announces superintendent finalists

On Wednesday, April 27, the Mid-Prairie School Board announced three finalists in the search for the district’s new superintendent: Matt Leeman, associate superintendent at Clear Creek Amana; …

M-P Home School student performs in honor band

On Sunday, April 10, Peter LeSage of the Mid-Prairie Home School Assistance Program participated in the “Back To Coe Again” Festival of Bands 2022 senior honor band.  This …
Highland

No Signs of Intelligent Life

The Highland Drama department performed “No Signs of Intelligent Life”, directed by Jacob Allen on May 7 & 8. Front row, left to right: Rayne Foley, Meleah Fesler, Hanna Rees, Zoey …

Highland board discusses vacancy, new dress code

The Highland School Board is celebrating School Board Recognition this month. Superintendent Ken Crawford describes being a member of the school board is “not always glamorous” and …

Highland students unite to feed the hungry

A scoop of soy, a scoop of dehydrated vegetables, some vitamins and minerals and a scoop of grain makes a just-add-water meal. And Highland students had the opportunity to package 40,000 of these …

Highland students to pack meals for the hungry

On Friday, April 8, from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highland Middle and High School students will work together to pack meals for the hungry. Early in the morning, a truck from Des Moines will be hauling …
Lone Tree

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

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 …

Election results for Nov. 2 city and school board elections

The Johnson County and Washington County auditors have released unofficial results from the Nov. 2 city and school board elections. All election results are unofficial until the canvass of …
Hillcrest Academy

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 …

Hillcrest Students to perform ‘Mom’s Gift’ Nov. 5 - 7

Mom’s Gift by Phil Olson is an old-fashioned, feel-good comedy that is charming, captivating, witty, and most of all, tells a story that speaks about a bonding between mother and daughter, even …

Hillcrest Academy to welcome alumni back to campus

After a year off due to COVID-19 restrictions, Hillcrest Academy is excited to get back to the traditional recipe for their Homecoming and Alumni Family weekend. This year’s event weekend is …
Photo Galleries
Hillcrest Academy Banquet 2022
Hillcrest Academy held their banquet on May 7.
Lone Tree Prom 2022: A night in Hollywood
Lone Tree held their prom on Saturday, April 30.
Mid-Prairie's first annual AK-12 Art Show
Mid-Prairie's first annual AK-12 art show was held April 11-13 in the  Wellman YMCA banquet hall.
Photos: Hillcrest Academy presents Mary Poppins
Photos from Hillcrest Academy's spring musical production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins: a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film . Ensemble …
Photos: Sledding at Mid-Prairie West
Third-grade and kindergarten students at Mid-Prairie West enjoy the snow during recess on Monday, January 3, 2022.