Tag Archives: Prairie Creek Community School

The HideAway: now a supplier to the Prairie Creek Cafe

Joan SpauldingI took this photo last week of Joan Spaulding, co-owner of the HideAway Coffehouse and Wine Bar, holding up two new menus: in her right hand is the print version of their 2009 menu, now available in PDF form. She’s blogged about it here. In her left hand is the September menu for the "Prairie Creek Cafe," the lunch service they now provide for Prairie Creek Community School. It reads:

A tasty, nutritious lunch is being served every school day – cooked fresh by our chefs at the HideAway in downtown Northfield and served by parent volunteers!"

Photo album: PCCS expansion

Three weeks ago, Steve Wilmot, SMSQ Architects and a regular commenter here on LG, gave me a tour of the Prairie Creek Community School expansion. It had been a while since I’d been inside the school. All four of our kids went to PCCS starting with its founding in 1983. And my wife Robbie headed up their last expansion project in the 80s. So with an open house and the start of school on the horizon, as well as some gentle nagging from Steve, here’s the album of 42 photos. See the large slideshow or this small slideshow:

Podcast: Prairie Creek Community School director Caroline Jones on Charter schools

Ross Currier, Tracy Davis, Caroline Jones Prairie Creek Community School  construction Our guest this week was Caroline Jones, Director of Prairie Creek Community School (PCCS), discussing the school’s 25th anniversary, an update on its expansion/construction, and Charter school-related bills moving through the legislature.


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Photo album and videos: PCCS students rally for Northfield First (shop local)

Chanting “Save our town, or we’re going down",” students from Prairie Creek Community School held a “Northfield First” rally on Bridge Square yesterday. See the album of ten photos, the full-screen slideshow, or this slideshow… and following that, a 25-second video, and a 5-minute video.

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It’s enrollment lottery time for Northfield area Charter Schools; Legislative threats loom

charter-sshot Caroline Jones, Director of Prairie Creek Community School, will be our podcast guest next Wed. PCCS is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year (a K-6 Charter school since 2002).  Their enrollment lottery is March 16. The Northfield School of Arts and Technology (ARTech) is a 6-12 Charter School that opened in 2003. Their lottery is April 6. Both PCCS and ARTech are sponsored by the Northfield School District. A new K-8 Charter, the Cannon River STEM School (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) opens this fall, sponsored by the Audubon Center of the North Woods. It holds its enrollment lottery on March 14. While all seems healthy for local Charters, there are some ominous changes being considered by the Legislature. (continued)

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