Alumni Weekend Recap

The weekend of June 4 – 6, The Prairie School hosted a series of events for alumni and friends in celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary. Guests traveled near and far to attend festivities on and off-campus including a commemoration of historical Prairie artwork at the Racine Art Museum, an alumni soccer game on the Ruud Family Soccer Complex, cinnamon rolls with Carol Malik and a social at The Red Onion Cafe in conjunction with Racine First Fridays.

The weekend culminated in an Alumni Reception & 50th Celebration at Fortaleza Hall on SC Johnson’s campus Saturday night. With approximately 500 guests in attendance, the evening included a live performance from Dominic Miller `78 and a presentation of awards to notable alumni and past faculty members.

It was a celebration like no other! Thank you to those who attended and made it an unforgettable weekend.

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2015 Alumni Weekend Recap

The weekend of June 4 – 6, The Prairie School hosted a series of events for alumni and friends in celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary. Guests traveled near and far to attend festivities on and off-campus including a commemoration … Continue reading

Richard “Z” Zimmermann – Honorary Alumnus

In the fall of 1969, Richard Zimmermann — or “Z” as he was known by students and peers — joined Prairie as a Middle School core curriculum teacher and Upper School history instructor. Early in his career and already wearing … Continue reading

Terry Chapko – Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Terry Chapko attended Prairie from 8th through 12th grade, and his determination set him up for an impressive athletic career early on. While in the Upper School, he lettered in soccer and basketball three times each and, as a sophomore, … Continue reading

Harold “Swanny” Swanson – Honorary Alumnus & Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

In 1970, Harold Swanson joined The Prairie School as a social studies instructor and head tennis coach. For over four decades since that time he’s nurtured, mentored and guided hundreds of students to not only become remarkable athletes, but to … Continue reading

David Drewek – Honorary Alumnus

In 1965, David Drewek was hired as Prairie’s first art teacher. Filled with enthusiasm and ambition, he taught his inaugural class in a hallway with a small supply of crayons, construction paper and scissors. Three years later, the school raised … Continue reading

Kristin Neubauer – Distinguished Artist Award

A Racine native, Kristin Neubauer attended Prairie School from 5th through 12th grade. Not yet realizing her passion for the stage, Kristin actively participated in soccer and field hockey. After Prairie, she attended Washington University in St. Louis, later transferring … Continue reading

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