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Alumni

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.

Where Are They Now?


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Questions? Contact Jan Hagopian, Director of Alumni Affairs at 262.752.2533 / jhagopian@prairieschool.com.

Alumni Weekend

June 4 – 7, 2015 - Reunion Weekend is a great way to reconnect with alumni and friends. With special activities planned to welcome you “home” to Prairie, Reunion Weekend means attending a fun-filled party with many wonderful people who share your loyalties.

Prairie School Alumni Facebook Group

While he didn't graduate with us, just thought that some of you would like to know that Martin Jacobs passed away this last Wednesday. He was class of 1992. RIP ... See MoreSee Less

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Miriam Newman JacobsonVery sad news. Thanks for keeping us informed. I have vague memories of him, but nonetheless, much too short of a life.9 hours ago
Julie Olsen DeGrootWhat? Crazy! He went on the Grand Canyon trip the year I went. Do you know what happened?8 hours ago
Jennifer Henkes PopowskiI don't know really but a comment on his Facebook page alluded to suicide. But I don't know if that's accurate at all.5 hours ago
Adam EmeryWait?! Marty!?4 hours ago
Adam EmeryThis is horrible. He was such a great guy.4 hours ago
Jennifer Henkes PopowskiMartin Jacobs Ep Gn If you search the name above you can go to his Facebook page.4 hours ago
Julie Olsen DeGrootWell, if he didn't graduate with you, then he couldn't have gone on the Grand Canyon trip then. I was a junior and he a senior. Adam Emery, am I crazy or was he on our trip?4 hours ago
Adam EmeryHe was on our trip. He was also in my van with Max. He and I ran down when we got there. But yeah, he was in the class above us.4 hours ago
Julie Olsen DeGrootAdam Emery, how could he have been on our trip? Did he transfer schools between interim and the end of the year?4 hours ago
Adam EmeryWe went junior year.3 hours ago
Adam EmeryHe was a senior.3 hours ago
Jennifer Henkes PopowskiBut he graduated from St Cats.2 hours ago
Jennifer Henkes PopowskiAt least I thought so. I know he left at some point and attended st cats.2 hours ago
Jennifer Henkes PopowskiJust checked with a st cats friend of mine. He graduated class of '92 from st cats.2 hours ago
Ryan OfstieBy all accounts he suffered from mental illness that likely contributed to this result. I believe he was convicted a few years ago for attacking an elderly woman while intoxicated and off his meds. Really, the only thing I can remember of him at Prairie was his quirky mannerism (still evident at 40 years old in the video above) and when he scratched MISFITS into his entire forearm with a needle in gradeschool.31 minutes ago

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Time Warp Thursday! Can you identify any of these young Prairie scholars?
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Patrick WagnerI'll wait to see if there are some left unidentified...2 days ago
Jessica WhitePatrick Wagner I don't answer these as I typically know the peeps :)2 days ago
Patrick WagnerI asked myself what would Jess do (wwjd) and held my answer! Miss you jw! Jessica White2 days ago   ·  1
Jessica White:) miss you lots Wagner!! Between the two of us I think we would have most years, up until like 3 years ago, covered!!2 days ago
Suzi Ziegenhagen KingGretchen Kontra, Armenia Vidian, Caleb Lippman2 days ago
Cathy PfarrerJoe Kuo, Peter Wilson,2 days ago

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Throw Back Thursday. Homecoming 1989? Not sure who anyone is except my dad, Coach Henkes with the cowboy hat. ... See MoreSee Less

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Edward MhCoach was a great! I will always remember his cigars, lol3 days ago   ·  1
Jennifer Henkes PopowskiMmm, love the smell of a cigar to this day. He quit because of me but chewed on them for about another year. I have an old yearbook pick from the late 70's where he's smoking in his office at school back when nobody thought anything of it.3 days ago   ·  2
Edward MhA lot of teachers smoked in those days. Many of them Stopped after Virginia Jensen (a great teacher and head of middle school), got sick.3 days ago
Nancy Hansen HancockCindy Ruud in the rear car. Melissa Austin is that maybe you or me in the front? I'm trying to remember the other girls name...3 days ago   ·  1
Armen VidianYour dad was one of the all-time greatest.3 days ago   ·  1
Denise Shadrick-HancockThat is Amie Shilka George in the first car.3 days ago
Melissa AustinI recognize the perm...:-)3 days ago

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G.b. Poindexter '81catching up with Margy Taylor '81 in Louisville. ... See MoreSee Less

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Edward Mhyou guys look great!4 days ago   ·  1

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