Updated March 8, 2012
Proposed levy is less than last year's
Cottonwood School Board members met to set the levy for the 2012-2013 school year.   The proposed override levy will be $387,000 which is 2% less than it was last year. . . .
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Booster Club offers scholarships
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. . . .
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Youth Ministry March schedule
With the hope of spring on the horizon, we stand in anticipation of all the blessings of a new season. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When
We are nearing the end of our collection of stories for the personal division of the 150-year story book. . . .
Remember when…Cottonwood’s Town Team held their baseball games where the Riding Club Arena is now. . . .
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To the Patrons of District 242
It is hard to believe that we are in the second semester of the school year.    The time has gone by quickly.   . . .
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Ski Skoop
"March Madness" continues!  We are enjoying the best snow of the season right now and are expecting a great crowd for the last weekend! . . .
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Library News
This past week we have received several children’s books that will soon be on the shelves. . . .
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Sister to make Monastic Profession; SGA All-School reunion planned
On Saturday, March 10, Sister Kim Marie Jordan will make her Perpetual Monastic Profession at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. . . .
The Monastery of St. Gertrude is proud to announce the Saint Gertrude’s Academy All-School Reunion that will take place August 3 -5, 2012. . . .
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Nuxoll to seek re-election
State Senator Sheryl Nuxoll announced that she will seek re-election to the Idaho State Senate in the May Republican Primary in the new District 7. . . .
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Blue & Gold Banquet held
The Cub Scouts from Pack 638 held their Blue and Gold Banquet on Thursday Feb.23rd. . . .
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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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Boys 5th-6th grade team wins tournament; No perfect scores this week
5th-6th grade team wins tournament. . . .
The sun was shining, birds were singing, and shooters were enjoying both as it was a gorgeous day out for trapshooting. . . .
Also at the bottom of this page is an update on the Prairie Baseball team. . .
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Prairie hosts 7th grade volleyball tournament
A 7-team invitational 7th grade volleyball tournament took place Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Prairie Elementary Gym. . . .
Also on this page is the Prairie Softball schedule. . . .
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PHS Track Schedule
On this page is the Prairie High School track schedule. . . .
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Summit to hold science fair
Summit Academy would like to invite everyone to come to our Science Fair on Thursday, March 8th, at 6:30 pm. . . .
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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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During the month of February many students were caught doing something good for other people. Back row (L to R) Brandon Latimer, Dereck Arnzen, Anthony Karel, Hunter Chaffee, Nick Mager, Carson Schmidt, Taylor Ott and Colton Keith. Middle row (L to R) Kate Lustig, Jordyn Higgins, Caleb McWilliams, Dean Johnson, Brylee Wood, and Justin Lockett. Front row, (L to R) Emma Anderson, Kyleigh Duclos, Ellea Poxleitner, Savannah Crosby, Callie Perrin, Merlin Famiglietti, Amber Halligan, Lane Remacle, Sam Mager and Cole Martin. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Attendance winners for the month of February at Prairie Elementary were (L to R) Hope McIntire, 5-6 winner, Brooklyn Riener, 3-4 winner, Sam Ostrander, K-2 winner and Dylan Forsmann, perfect attendance winner. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Shown is a collage of photos taken by Bob Legasa of Peak Video Production when they came up on the hill to film for the Idaho Ski Area Association.  Also, here is a link to the video if you want to check it out.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuwmlfhYN04 They had a lot of fun with our logo. Click on the photo for a larger view.

On Saturday March 3rd, five Boy Scouts from Pack 638 attended the final class of Merit Badge University, which was held on the campus of Lewis Clark State College.  The class began on Jan 28th.  The boys had 5 weeks to complete 4 Merit badges of their choice.   They managed to complete a combined total of 13 merit badges with the rest partially completed.  The boys attending and their chosen badges were:  Hunter Chaffee - Scouting Heritage, Pulp and Paper, Electricity, Personal Management.  Jared Coppernoll - Scouting Heritage, Pulp and Paper, Personal Management, Electricity.  Anthony Karel - Scouting Heritage, Pulp and Paper, Law, Personal Management.  Carson Schmidt - Scouting Heritage, Pulp and Paper, Personal Management, Electricity.  Kevin Tillinghast - Medicine, Pulp and Paper, Personal Management, Law.  In the photo, Left to right: Jared Coppernoll, Hunter Chaffee, Anthony Karel, Carson Schmidt, Kevin Tillinghast. Click on the photo for a larger view.

21 PHS Drug Free students enjoyed the slopes of Brundage on Saturday, March 3rd.  There was lots of powder, lots of fog, and, from what the students said, many had “lots of spills”!!  We were fortunate to have our own ski patrol with the help of Tad and Bobbi Tidwell.  Thank you both for helping out on the hill. The  photos above  some of the students enjoying themselves. Photos provided by Renee Eckert. Click on the photos for  larger views.

The 7th graders who returned GEAR UP Surveys completed by their parents had their names put in a drawing. Cedar Creek Creations (208-935-1800), in Kamiah, Idaho donated a duffel bag with the Prairie Pirate logo embroidered on it as one of our prizes.  We also had a chicken-shaped flash drive as a prize.  Mykaela McWilliams won the duffel bag and Ally Hale won the flash drive. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal grant program that the Cottonwood School District 242 is participating in.  The goal of GEAR UP is to create an environment that emphasizes the importance of getting students to make strong and lasting investments in their educational future.
The GEAR UP Program at Prairie Junior/Senior High School is in its second cycle of grant funding.  GEAR UP 2 will benefit this year’s 7th graders and next year will also benefit this year’s 6th graders.  We will follow these two grades for the next 7 years and offer them benefits to help them excel in school and learn about how to be college and career-ready after high school graduation. GEAR UP Idaho State Website:  www.gearupidaho.idaho.gov

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