Updated March 25, 2010
School Board works on budget
At Monday night’s District Trustee meeting our board members and administrative team discussed paring down our budgets to meet the $596,118 deficit that we are facing for the upcoming 2010-11 school year. . . .
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High School showcase set for March 31
Prairie High School is hosting our annual Showcase of student projects in the PHS cafeteria on Wednesday March 31st from 4-7 pm.  Student projects and activities will be on display and teachers will be available to answer questions about class activities and student progress. . . .
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Hospitals participate in grant
The Idaho Health Data Exchange recently received a $5.9 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to develop and implement a statewide health information exchange. . . .
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Staff attend conference
Thirteen Prairie Middle School staff members attended the Idaho middle Level Conference March 18-20, 2010. . . .
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McDonough is Prairie ROCKS! guest
Last week the Prairie ROCKS class had the pleasure of a visit from Nick McDonough on both Thursday and Friday. . . .
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Free FOBT kits still available
Free Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) kits are still available at the clinics administered by St. Mary’s Hospital.  The kits are designed to detect hidden blood in the stool which can be a sign of Colorectal Cancer. . . .
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Scouts court of honor held
On March 17 a Court of Honor was held in recognition of Danny and Amy Bradley’s son Christopher Bradley and for Emmett and Cindy Wilson’s son Dakota Wilson. . . .
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More 52-Pickup winners are named
The drawing for 2009-2010 KC 52 Pickup participants was held during March 2010 meeting of KC #1389.  The winners are as follows: . . .
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McHugh is law firm partner
Racine Olson Nye Budge & Bailey Chartered, Attorneys is pleased to announce the addition of two new partners, Candice McHugh and C. “Tippi” Volyn. . . .
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Pirates start 3-0, 1-0 in league; Youth Sports signups continue
The Prairie Pirates started their baseball season with wins at Kamiah, Kendrick and C.V. . . .
Cottonwood Youth Sports (CYS) invites a parent/guardian to sign up their children for the summer baseball/softball programs. . . .
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Lady Pirates start 2-0
The Prairie Lady Pirates started their season with a pair of wins beating Kamiah and Lapwai. . . .
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Shumway, Heath and Schaeffer win events
The Prairie track team opened their season Saturday, March 20 with most of the team competing at the Lapwai Invitational while two others competed at the Lewiston Invitational. . . .
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Letters to the editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Chronicle. . . .
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Shown are Prairie High School’s  national qualifiers for BPA. Kaden Perrin (top photo right) was 3rd Fundamental Accounting and teamed with Randy Becker (left top photo) to take 2nd in Computer Animation Team. In the lower photo is Kyler Shumway who took 3rd in Digital Media Production. Photos provided by Ryan Hasselstrom, Prairie BPA advisor.

Colleen Sonnen was chosen as the middle level educator of the year in our region.  She was chosen for her dedication to students and her commitment to activities in and outside of the school.  She was nominated by her peers at Prairie Middle School and then chosen by Region II representatives.  We are very proud of Colleen and thrilled that she is a member of our staff. She is shown receiving her award from Patty Reggear, IMLA Region II Board of Directors.

Staff of Prairie Middle School at the IMLA conference March 18-20. See story above left. Click on photo for a larger view.

Dakota Wilson and Christopher Bradley were honored at a recent Boy Scout Court of Honor. Photo courtesy of  Shari Chaffee. See story above left.

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