Updated March 23, 2006
Override request likely to be less
According to preliminary figures it appears the override levy request this year will be smaller than last year. . . .
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Pirates in Action update
As you may know, the students at Prairie High School have joined together to create a community service club called “Pirates in Action.” Our goal is to improve our community through service projects and to make a difference in the world.  . . .
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Blood drive set for April 5
It is that time again so soon.  There will be a blood drive on Wednesday, April 5 from 12 to 6 PM in the Cottonwood Community Hall. . . .
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Fire Safety and Psych Fair held at PHS
Last week Prairie High School had a fire safety session put on by local firemen and also had their first Psychology Fair. . . .
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TSA students compete at State
Carson Heath, Taylor Rieman, Nick Johnson and Alex Richardson attended the Idaho TSA Convention in Pocatello March 9 - 11th, at the Idaho State University along with 130 other students and advisors. . . .
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Students attend outdoor science experience in Lawyer's Canyon
Friday, March 10th, was an exciting day for 8th graders from Prairie Middle School in Cottonwood.  Instead of their regular classroom experience, their teacher Tandy Savage worked with staff from the University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) to create a day of outdoor learning, science inquiry and, of course, fun. . . .
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Pirates lose at Kamiah; Riener wins discus; AAU team places 4th; Jr. Hi wrestling recapped
The Prairie baseball team lost in near darkness in the bottom of the sixth at Kamiah . . .
J.D. Riener took first in the discus at the Lewiston Invitational. . . .
The Prairie boys AAU basketball team took fourth at the Riverside Tournament. . . .
The Jr. High wrestling season is recapped. . . .
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Behler named to All-WPL team; Lady Pirates lose twice
Brittny Behler was named first team All White Pine League for basketball. . . .
The Prairie softball team lost their first two games despite Meghan VanderPas' tossing a no-hitter in the one of them. . . .
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Summit Academy news
Summit Academy held their third annual Science Fair. . . .
Summit's 5th/6th grade basketball concludes their season. . . .
Summit's Knowledge Bowl team holds on to second place. . . .
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Prairie High School’s Pirates in Action community service club.  

St. Mary's and Clearwater Valley Hospitals received a grant for $289,369 to help digitize their radiology images so they can be sent over the phone lines and be stored in the patient's electronic medical record. On hand for the check presentation were Bonnie Butler, Rep. Butch Otter's office; Mitch Silvers, Sen. Mike Crapo's office; Larry Coonts, CVHC/SMHC board member, Pam McBride, SMHC/CVHC grants administrator; Mike Dolezal, USDA rural Utilities Service and Jeffrey Sayre, Sen. Larry Craig's office.

The 2nd Graders in Mrs. Richardson’s Class are fantastic “Gonzaga” fans in their "Adam Morrison moustaches"  and are cheering for the Zags to win at the NCAA Tournament!! GO ZAGS. 

Jay Hinterlong and Terri Tackett (not pictured) of the Grangeville Elks Club came to Prairie Elementary School on Tuesday to give each 3rd grade student a free dictionary. This is a service that the Elks Club has decided to provide for 3rd grade students in area schools.
Winners from the Youth for Justice St. Patrick’s Luncheon were Jarett Frei, Cheryl Gehring, and Karissa Terhaar, pictured with Casey B. & Alena H, youth for Justice members. 
PES students Kayla Duclos and Adrianne Nuxoll are keeping a close eye on steelhead eggs that should hatch in the next couple of days. The eggs were provided by the hatchery at Ahsahka, the aquarium equipment was obtained with local and state grants, and the cabinet was built by PHS students in Mr. Richardson’s shop classes. Hatching the eggs, and raising and releasing the fry, are part of a 4th grade history, math, and science project. Picture by Garrison Martin.
Mrs. Schumacher’s 1st graders in their St. Patrick’s Day hats. After hunting for leprechauns they came back into the classroom to find a chocolate pot of gold for each of them. 

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