Updated May 19, 2005
Levy Passes
The $239,000 override levy for School District 242 passed with a 53.7% yes vote in voting Tuesday, May 17. 338 yes, 291 no. Greencreek zone was 83 yes, 76 no; Cottonwood #2 was 91 yes, 45 no; Cottonwood #3 was 52 yes, 19 no; Keuterville was 61 yes, 66 no; Ferdinand was 51 yes, 85 no.

Community Yard Sale set for June 4
June 4 has been selected as the date for the Cottonwood Community Yard Sale. 
Sharie Chaffee will be taking calls for sales to put on the city maps.  . . .
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Sports physicals offered
The St Mary’s Hospital Medical Clinics will be offering Sports Physicals during the first full week in June.  This is the tenth year they will be offering the reduced rate for the physical exams. . . .
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PHS awards assembly is May 25
The Prairie High School Awards will be Wednesday morning May 25, at  8:30am in the high school cafeteria. . . .
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Project Compassion
The North Idaho Correctional Institution wishes to thank the Cottonwood Merchants that contributed cash and gifts to our Project Compassion Raffle. . . .
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Pirates qualify for State
Despite not being able to finish the District Tournament due to rains, the Prairie baseball team was awarded a state berth and will play Friday, May 20 at noon MDT at Caldwell High School against District 3 champion Council. . . .
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Lady Pirates take second at District
The Prairie softball team defeated Kendrick twice but lost to Culdesac as they took second at District but still qualified for State. Also on this page is the state tournament schedule. . . .
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Lady Pirates win Regional team title, sending 6 individuals in 11 events plus 3 relays to state
With three individuals and 2 relays winning regional championships along with numerous other state qualifiers, the Prairie girls track team won the regional team championship with 111 points Friday and Saturday, May 13-14 at Kootenai. . . .
Also on this page is an events schedule for state. . . .
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Summit Academy news
Stories this week on the preschool and kindergartners as well as the Tribute to John Paul II performed during the school's open house. . . .
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Students of the Month for May at Prairie High School are Cody Gehring, honor student, and Ashley Schumacher, outstanding student. Cody has clear goals and he strives to achieve them by studying diligently, asking questions, and handing in his work on time.  He never hesitates to ask questions which facilitates his achievement as an honor student. Ashley demonstrates her maturity, dependability, responsibility, and strong work ethic every day at school as well as at her job at Grangeville’s Zip Trip. 

The Prairie girls track team with their regional championship team trophy. Front from left are Lauren Merrill, Vanessa Sonnen, Kayla Uhlenkott, Nicole Nida, Randi Schumacher and Casandra Schaeffer. Back from left are Tabitha Sonnen, Bridget Enneking, Christa Wilson, Charlene Duman and hidden behind Schaeffer is Kayla Lorentz..

Students in the 4th grade participated in a National School Bus Safety Week poster contest. First place winner was Shelby VonBargen, 2nd place went to Matthew Jungert, and 3rd place was awarded to Kendall Schumacher. Shelby's poster will be sent to Boise. The Idaho Association of Pupil Transportation and the pupil transportation staff at the Department of Education sponsored the statewide poster contest. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners at the state level will represent Idaho in a national contest. Good luck Shelby as your poster advances to the state competition! A job well done to Matthew, Kendall, and all of the 4th graders who submitted posters!
The Idaho Association of Pupil Transportation, in cooperation with the pupil transportation staff at the Department of Education is sponsoring a School Bus Safety poster contest. The winners from Prairie Middle School, Grade 6 are: (left to right) Brock Heath, 1st; Lindsay Heitman, 2nd; and Maddison Edwards 3rd. Brock's poster will be sent to represent Prairie in the statewide competition. 

Mrs. Arnzen’s 3rd grade students took part in an egg-hatching project. Fertilized eggs were set in a glass tank and students watched each day as the eggs developed into chicks. The eggs were turned daily and the temperature in the tank was kept constant. The development cycle was part of a science project. Students adopted a chick in the process.

The weather couldn't have been more beautiful in Spalding on Wednesday as the 4th graders listened to stories, created memory beads, put up a teepee, and lunched at the park for the annual May field trip. There were a lot of hands on activities and the day was enjoyed by all - including quite a few chaperones! 

Regina Seubert received 4th place in the Middle School Alto Vocal Solo Division at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival She sang "Dream a Little Dream of Me" and a jazzy arrangement of "Swing Low". This was her first year competing in the solo division and she is a 7th grader at Prairie Middle School.

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