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The Prairie School has a national community of alumni, who are actively shaping the world—nationally or locally, publicly or quietly. In 1970, our first graduating class of 19 students, began their endeavors as young adults. Since then we’ve graduated close to 1,800 students. From authors to musicians, to doctors and lawyers, we’re amazed with the journeys and experiences our students have after graduating. Our alumni constitute a valued and important part of our school community. We celebrate this richness and encourage alumni to remain in touch.

Alumni Council

Prairie’s Alumni Council was created to serve the needs of a growing alumni population. The Council meets quarterly to discuss upcoming events and facilitate communication between Prairie alums and their alma mater. Activities are organized on behalf of the Alumni Council, including individual class reunions and invitations to Prairie-related events. The Alumni Council encourages active participation from all Alumni Association members, and benefits from ideas and suggestions provided by alums.

Questions? Contact Jan Hagopian, Director of Alumni Affairs at 262.752.2533 /


John Batten ’83
Tim Batten ’01
Andrea Bukacek Fahnrich ’03
Meg Rowland Daniels ’82
Dom DeRango ’04
Barbara Little Earnest ’74
Erin Genrich ’93
Jenni Johnson ’03
John Rowland ’75
Richard Ruffo ’83
Jan Hagopian, Director of Alumni Affairs




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Erin GenrichBill Reid was our typing teacher lol!2 days ago   ·  4
Nate WarnerI remember them. :) Oregon trail? Logo was cool.2 days ago   ·  2
Izzy HargroveOregon trail!!!2 days ago
Becky LynnOregon Trail was good. There was this other game that the concept was to move liquids from one tank to another take in a specific numbers of moves, that one was a little more fun.2 days ago
Cory ChristensenI remember when the school got their first Apple II. It was first kept by Mr.Campbell's office and then in his class room. Choplifter was one of the games we played the most.2 days ago
Ed CampbellI remember a few people who would play Ultima 4 there and I believe the name of the game was Hurkle.2 days ago
Quentin SauvageKidPix... Uh OH!2 days ago   ·  1
Wade DeArmondBelow the Root Also... 10 ? "Wade is cool" 20 goto 102 days ago   ·  2
Alisa O'NeillOregon trail all the way2 days ago
TJ TranI remember learning about hyperlinks. LOL2 days ago
Andrew ChudSome of us did more than just play games on those. :-)2 days ago
TJ TranAndy, I remember u were a wiz at the TI-81.2 days ago
Kayla RoseI remember when Mrs. Campbell took our 1st grade clas to the stremke (sp?) lab to start learning how to type. The entire walk I kept asking her "are we going to do Kid Pix?" I didn't know computers were good for anything else...2 days ago   ·  1
Ryan OfstieWe got our first taste of BASIC programming, as well as learned to type on these beasts!! My seat was to the left of that dot matrix - also my job to refill it :( Printshop banners were a nightmare!!2 days ago   ·  2
Kim BensonThese weren't the first hardware: we had a teletype machine wired to the Johnson Wax mainframe, and used paper tape to run programs! I didn't carry on programming seriously, but it started me on computing-related work that's been an important part of my career ever since. :-)2 days ago   ·  2
Kevin KranenI remember the teletype and the 'amazing' CRT terminal connected to Johnson Wax. After a year of using the teletype and paper tape for programming and Mr. Stewart's fish population simulation in 10th grade, the new video terminal that showed up in 11th grade was a revelation.2 days ago
Kevin KranenBTW - Trek73 was the most popular, and only game at that time. I did try to write a character based racing game in BASIC for the CRT, but that was well before computers had the interactivity to do anything decent - should have waited a few years, but then I got busy with college.2 days ago   ·  2
Jim CorsicaThe teletype was outside my office in its original incarnation. I don't want to needlessly scar your memories, but I used to teach BASIC as part of the Geometry class for a while. Remember the infamous tie - tying demonstration? On another note, I love posts like this photo because it brings out students from my "era." Some fondly remembered names on this page....2 days ago   ·  5
Andrew ChudJim Corsica Most of this game came from my recollections of your geometry class... days ago   ·  3
Daniel GeenenI remember creating candy land games on the old teletype, hooked into the johnson wax main frame2 days ago
Don BiscardiYup-I did Basic with Mr Corsica back in the day. I remember being able to access Johnson Wax's computer with the amazing modems that you hooked your telephone receiver up to, and calculating PI to thousands of places with Todd Wallace.2 days ago   ·  3
Lisa Cool DykemaKim Benson I still remember we designed a chutes and ladders game. You totally carried me in that class!2 days ago   ·  1
Daniel Geenensorry that was it-----chutes and ladders Basic programming!!12 days ago   ·  1
Christina RileyI remember the halls being quiet late after school except for that darn teletype going. You could hear it all the way down to the little gym. JC. did you get a headache after a while. I'm not sure if today they'd let teenagers hook into the Johnson mainframe.2 days ago   ·  1
Todd WallaceMy proudest moment was writing a program for the teletype that would print out banners for dances: "SENIOR DANCE TONIGHT"2 days ago

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The Prairie Premiere is always better when our alums are involved! We would love to feature our Prairie alumni in the Silent Auction; if you have an item you would like to donate - something you made, something collectible you would like to contribute, or if your business would like to participate - please click this button to let us know about your item. Thank you to those alums who are already participating in Premiere!

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Congratulations to Brian Watt '03 for receiving the 2014 Rookie of the Year award from Adidas and Ashworth Golf. Brian is an outside sales rep covering Virginia and West Virginia. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gabbi Ortiz '14 keeps rockin her Freshman season at OU!
Gabbi was co-player of the week in the Big 12.
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Emily Brown Reinholz '06 skating for the Brewcity Bruisers.
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