Updated February 9, 2006
Late news--Prairie's girls basketball team lost to Kendrick on Tuesday and will play Troy on Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. If they win they would play the Genesee-Highland winner on Saturday for a state tournament berth, at 1 p.m. Details on the Kendrick game in next week's update.

Thirteen earn straight A's at PHS
Thirteen students earned perfect 4.0 averages for the second semester at Prairie High School.
They are Adeline Lustig, Ashley Schaeffer and Danielle Terhaar, seniors; Carolyn Sonnen and Tabitha Sonnen, juniors; Sarah Arnzen, Josh Gabica, Jessica Gehring, Alex Richardson, Tiffany Schaeffer and Doris Whitley, sophomores and Emily Lerandeau and Alicia Pepper, freshmen. . . .
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Food Bank changes location
The St. Mary’s Hospital Food Bank moved last week from its Central Idaho Agency location to the Simon Building on Main Street in downtown Cottonwood.  Students and the principal from Prairie High School helped in the move. . . .
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High speed chase results in arrest
A Grangeville man is in the Idaho County jail after reportedly leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash near Cottonwood Saturday, Feb. 4. . . .
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History of Holy Cross Dinner
Sunday, February 12th will mark another year for the St. Mary's/Holy Cross Annual Dinner.  This fundraiser for the parish has quite a lengthy history.  In fact, after researching the exact year the Holy Cross Dinner began, some interesting facts arose.  The Holy Cross tradition of hosting an annual event began initially when parishoners used to hold an annual bazaar. . . .
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Books to Uganda
Prairie Middle School 7th grade English class and 8th grade art class worked together, along with their teachers Ms. Duman and Mrs. Lundmark, to write stories and illustrations to go with the stories for Uganda children in refugee camps. . . .
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Students make Chinese themed art projects
5th grade art students made art projects with a Chinese theme for the Chinese New Year. . . .
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Pirates lose twice; wrestlers compete at Grangeville, host match
The Prairie Pirates big twice this past week to league powers Lapwai and Nezperce. . . .
The Prairie Wrestling team competed in meets at Grangeville and at home last week. . . . 
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Lady Pirates win district opener; Jr. High volleyball team wins tournament
The Prairie Lady Pirates won their District opener against Deary. . . .
The Lady Pirates will face Deary at approximately 7 p.m. Friday at LCSC in their District Tournament opener. . . .
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Summit Academy news
Articles include writeups on honor roll; the girls and boys varsity basketball; the junior high knowledge bowl team; Kayla Schumacher winning the district Elks Hoop Shoot; and celebrating Teacher Day at the Academy. . . .
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Shown above are the contestants in the Prairie School Spelling Bee which was set for Thursday, Feb. 9. In the top photo are Middle School contestants Kody Duclos, Tyler Latimer, Torin Dalgliesh, Joshwa Zigler, Mike Karel, Kylee Simmons, James Hager and Chelsea Geis. In the lower photo are Elementary School contestants Bryson Higgins and Kayla Duclos. The Middle School has 2 from each grade participating while the Elementary School has one each from the third and fourth grades.

Attendance winners for January at Prairie Middle School are Cheryl Gehring and Sheldon Klinkefus. 

Caught Ya Winners who were caught doing something nice in January at Prairie Middle School are Casey Bruegeman and Monica Lustig. 

The top 10 in Accelerated Reader Points for the first semester at Prairie Middle School are shown. Rankings are as follows: 1st Cody Tillinghast 334.5 points; 2nd Frank Spencer 228.8 points; 3rd Amanda Dinning 176.8 points; 4th Kody Duclos 158.0 points; 5th Shelby VonBargen 107.7 points; 6th Claire Whitley 107.6 points; 7th Erika Pepper 100.1 points; 8th Samantha Keating 93.1 points; 9th Monica Lustig 83.7 points; 10th Garrett Schmidt 83.5 points. 

Happy 100th Day of School!! Students in Cindy Schumacher's class are 100 days older, smarter and taller. They have been first graders for 100 days! They have read hundreds of books, shared hundreds of laughs and enjoyed being classmates for 100 days. On Friday, February 3rd, the first graders focused on the number 100 throughout the day. They made 100 Day Crowns, necklaces from 100 fruitloops, and a "snake" that was 100 cubes long. They found out what it means to be quiet for 100 seconds. They bounced balls 100 times and wrote their names in 100 squares. They all enjoyed celebrating their 100th day of school! 

Artist Bill Campbell from Orofino handmade Prairie Middle School's  new school sign.  With the help of the Prairie Booster Club and PMS pop monies, Prairie Middle School was able to purchase the sign made by Bill Campbell.  “The sign will be placed outside as soon as the ground work to hold the sign can be built,” Principal Rene’ Forsmann said.  “Bill Campbell is the artist of the sign in front of Prairie Elementary School also, and this sign will be set up like that one.” The sign is made out of redwood.  It is a beautiful addition to PMS.
On January 26th, the Youth for Justice Team of Prairie Middle School transformed the cafeteria into a Chinese Café.  To honor the Year of the Dog, the tables were draped in yellow and red tablecloths and black Chinese symbols of peace, love, harmony and friendship became the centerpieces.  Placemats from The Hong Fa restaurant finished off the tables.  The students choose a fortune cookie which told them their “new seating assignment”.  There they sat among new friends sharing information (from the placemats) about the year they were born.  The Youth for Justice Team is encouraging the students to meet new people and learn more about their classmates.  The students and staff would like to thank the team for making our school a better place---- Together we can all make a difference. 

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