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To the taste of fresh cinnamon rolls..

To the sight of flowers in the Giving Garden...

To the sound of walking the red brick hallways...

To the smell of recently spun clay in the art room...

Welcome home to the place where friendships were formed, memories were made, and lessons were learned.

Prairie is a place of creativity and curiosity where students can choose their own adventure. We invite you to think about Alumni Weekend this way: whether you're most excited about revisiting your favorite spots on campus, dressing up to attend Premiere, or everything in-between, the weekend will be filled with ample chances to revisit all that you love about home.

We can't wait to see you!

Event Schedule

Friday, June 3rd

Taking Flight: A Celebration of the 1970's & 1980's

When: Friday, June 3rd from 4:00 - 6:00PM

Where: Wingspread (33 East Four Mile Road, Wind Point)

This is an adults-only event

Cost: $35/person

Alumni Ambassadors: Dick Coates '72 and Bill Keland '73

When you combine the rich history, architecture, and scenery of Wingspread with Prairie School alumni from the 1970's and 80's, it is certain to be a reunion for the books! Come to reminisce with your classmates, take a tour, partake in food and drink, and listen to live music: the perfect way to kick off Alumni Weekend.

Class of 1985 After-Party

When: Friday, June 3rd from 6:00 - 8:30PM

Where: Hot Shop Glass (239 Wisconsin Ave, Racine)

This is a family-friendly event

Cost: $5/adult

Alumni Ambassador: Amanda Paffrath '85

Glassblowing is iconically Prairie, which makes Hot Shop Glass – owned by Amanda Paffrath ’85 – a fitting addition to the weekend lineup. ’85 grads and their families are invited for drinks and appetizers at a private reception, but all TPS alumni are more than welcome to stop by for glassblowing demonstrations as part of Downtown Racine’s First Friday.

Kevin Will Celebration

When: Friday, June 3rd from 7:00 - 9:00PM (Rain or Shine)

Where: River Bend Nature Center (3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine)

This is a family-friendly event

Alumni Ambassador: Pat Wagner '87

He tried to retire during the pandemic with as little fanfare as possible. Obviously, we couldn't let that happen. Join us under the pavilion for a special tribute to one of the most beloved and down-to-earth educators in TPS history. Enjoy cocktails (adult and kiddie) and late-night snacks by a blazing campfire as we honor our colleague, coach, and friend...Kevin-style.

Saturday, June 4th

Open House & Alumni/Faculty Brunch

When: Saturday, June 4th from 9:30 - 11:30AM

Where: The Prairie Campus

This is a family-friendly event

Faculty Ambassadors: Pat Badger and Everett McKinney

Familiar faces and spaces: they are the reasons for returning, the reasons Prairie feels like home. Saturday morning begins by reconnecting you with the people who make Prairie, Prairie. Current and former TPS faculty and all of our alumni are invited to stop by, grab one of Carol's cinnamon rolls at a continental brunch, and make your way through the halls on a self-guided tour. Visit with the people that bring back all those memories in spaces both familiar and new.

All guests are welcome anytime between 9:30 and 11:30AM. Park in the school's main lot and follow the signs.

Friends, colleagues, and students of TPS teacher Tracy Waters are invited to the Upper School patio at 9:00AM for a dedication ceremony of a peace pole installed in her memory.

Premiere 2022

When: Saturday, June 4th from 5:00PM - Late

Where: The Prairie School's Johnson Athletic Center

This is an adults-only event

Cost (Alumni Rate): $135/per person

Come celebrate with the entire Prairie community at Premiere, a gala featuring silent and live auctions, a gallery of student artwork, games and raffles, a fabulous meal, and live music. Every dollar raised the night of Premiere supports Prairie's scholarship program, creating opportunities for more students to experience a TPS education.

Sunday, June 5th

Forever Linked: A Celebration of the 1990's & 2000's

When: Sunday, June 5th from 11:00AM - 1:00PM (Rain or Shine)

Where: Buddy's Sports Grill/Mulligan's Mini Golf (6633 Douglas Ave, Racine)

This is a family-friendly event

Cost: $10/adult or $30/family

Alumni Ambassadors: Heather Morris '97, Shannon Watt '01,

Megan McGuire '02 and Austin Schultz '04

Wrap up your weekend with a family celebration at Buddy's Sports Bar and Grill/Mulligan's Mini Golf. A lunch spread will be provided, and you won't want to miss the chance to sip on Buddy's famous Bloody Marys (available at the cash bar). For friendly competition or to keep the kids busy, discounted rounds of mini golf can be purchased for any TPS guest!

Interested in playing a larger role and joining a team of fellow alumni as an event ambassador?

Contact Callie Atanasoff, Director of External Relations, at 262-752-2531 to learn more.