Updated March 5, 2011
Sorry this update is late. There wasn't time to get it done before taking off for the PHS boys state tournament games.

School calendar for 2011-12 approved
The school calendar was approved for the 2011-12 school year at the school board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 22. . . .
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Booster Club news
Sponsored by the Prairie Booster Club the purpose of the “Cliff Holthaus Memorial Scholarship” is to provide graduates of Prairie High School recognition and financial support in pursuit of a post secondary academic or vocational education. . . .
The Prairie Booster Club would like to thank the individuals and businesses who have donated towards the retractable U.S. Flag to be installed at the Prairie High School gym.  This project is an ongoing process with donations still being accepted and appreciated. . . .
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Ski Skoop
We had a lot of skiers up last weekend braving the cold weather, but enjoying all the fresh snow! . . .
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Chemistry Show is a big hit
Darbie Duclos and her Chemistry students impressed the audience with experiments. . . .
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Prairie ROCKS! update
Once again the Prairie ROCKS class had the great blessing of hearing from a faithful resident of the Camas Prairie.  It never ceases to amaze our class what deep faith runs through the members of our fine community.  . . .
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Background on youth play producers
Michelle and daughter Andrea Hale have enjoyed theater production and directing for over three years. After recognizing the need for arts in education and seeing the talent in the Salmon River area they began to organize the Riggins Community Theater. The mother daughter team has been producing top notch children’s plays since 2007. The two have produced over 12 plays in three years.  . . .
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From the Library
It’s been a busy week at the library removing duplicates and out dated books and replacing them with newer publications. . . .
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March events for Tri-Parish youth
The month of March brings with it the invitation to embrace a deeper understanding the words sacrifice, mercy and love. Lent begins the journey toward the cross and ultimately ends up the place of resurrection. It is here in this journey that we invite you to join us as we learn, grow, and pray together as a young community gathered in God’s name. . . .
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Chamber to meet at Spirist Center
The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce will hold their next meeting on the 10th of March at the St. Gertrude’s  Spirit Center at 11:00;  . . .
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Pirates win District Title; 8th graders win at Grangeville; 3 shoot perfect 25's
The Prairie Pirates trailed most of the first half but rallied in the second half and pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 41-33 win over Genesee in the District Championship game Thursday, Feb. 24 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
The Prairie 8th Boys AAU basketball team brought home the gold medal at the Grangeville boys’ 4th-8th tournament this past weekend. . . .
41 shooters vied for competition at the Cottonwood Gun Club last Sunday for week 8 of 10. . . .
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Girls Basketball awards given; 5th and 6th grade girls win at tournament
Photos on this page of the PHS girls basketball award winners and the 5th and 6th grade girls teams. . . .
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4 earn state medals
The Prairie High School Wrestling team had their biggest haul of state medals ever as 4 wrestlers earned medals at the State Wrestling Meet Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 24-26 at the Idaho Center at Nampa. . . .
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Summit news
Making their annual trip to Boise for the Hallissey Tournament sponsored by the Diocese of Boise, Summit’s girls carried a 2-win record into the tourney finals only to lose out on their quest for the championship, settling for third place for the third time for Summit at this competition. . . .
The Summit boys defeated Highland to stay alive in the District Tournament but were eliminated a night later by Timberline. . . .
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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 Cottonwood Chronicle. . . .
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Prairie’s 5 seniors starters are shown with the District Championship trophy after beating Genesee last Thursday. From left are David Johnson, Beau Schlader, Devin Schmidt, Seth Guyer and Brock Heath. Photo by Kayla Raymond. See below left for game story and more photos.

Prairie’s State Wrestling medalists on the victory stand. From left are Tyler Ross, 6th place at 103 lbs.; Alex Duman, 3rd place at 112 lbs.; Kade Perrin 5th place at 130 lbs. and Damian McWilliams, 6th place at 135 lbs.Click on the photo for a larger view.See story and more photos below left.

The chemistry demonstration group for the public show: From left are Garrett Workman, Josh Zigler, teacher Darbie Duclos, Kayla Johnson, Sheri Schumacher, Megan Sigler and Meaghan Bruner. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Making a “Crystal Ball,” basically a soap bubble from dry ice. You can see the bubble crowning from the bucket. From left are Sheri Schumacher, Kayla Johnson, Megan Sigler and Garrett Workman. Photos provided by Darbie Duclos.Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left.

The attendance winners for the month of February at Prairie Middle School were Braden Nopens and Jared Coppernoll.

Prairie Middle School was recognized  at an E-Learning Conference for having a 100% completion rate for all students who take online classes through IDLA  (Idaho Digital Learning Academy).  We currently have three 8th grade students taking Algebra  I for high school credit and five 7th grade students taking 7th grade Language Arts online.  Our students have scored 80% or above on all courses.  Prairie Middle school has offered online courses for the past five years. Students currently involved:  Algebra I:  Whitney Sonnen, Jessie Riener, Emily McHugh;  7th grade Language Arts students:  Devin Bruegeman, Max Fernandez, Talyss Lustig, Hannah Ross, Maria Munger. Also shown is Lois Lamont, online monitor for Middle School students. Photo provided by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on photo for larger view.

The Wolf Scouts visited the Prairie Community Library last Tuesday.  We all found 4 kinds of books that we are interested in, found out how to get a library card and how computers were useful in the Library. Shown are Cole Martin, Justin Lockett, Matt Coppernoll and Remington Sprute. Photo provided by Aleta Coppernoll.

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