Sunday, August 7, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022

August Family Events

Looking ahead to August, we wanted to share the following opportunities for our students and families to come together for a bit of fun, connection, and community building.

Chalk, Chat, & Chill

Monday, August 8th | 4:30-5:30PM on the playground

Every color of chalk and every flavor of popsicle...what more needs to be said?  Join us late afternoon for the opportunity to draw, play, enjoy treats, and connect.  Fun for the whole family!

The Great Panther Hunt!

Thursday, August 11th | 2:30-3:30PM on the EPS field

Our mascot has been stolen!  Decipher clues, solve puzzles, and complete challenges to help solve the mystery.  This event is open to all ages.   

Meet & Greet   

Friday, August 19th | 2:30-3:30PM in the school

Come by and say hi!  Get to meet new teachers and catch-up with old ones.  We will be opening up the building and welcoming everyone for what is sure to be another sensational school year!

First Day of School

Monday, August 22nd First full day for 1st through 8th grade

Monday, August 29th First day of preschool and kindergarten

Saturday, June 4, 2022

That's a wrap!

 Without question or doubt this has been a most challenging year.  Yet, despite the hardships and complexity - of which there were many - we persevered, we learned, and we grew.  As we reflect upon and celebrate, let us recognize the extraordinary ways in which we pulled together to support the learning and wellbeing of kids (and one another).  East Prairie has sought not merely to survive the ongoing pandemic, but to thrive during it.  In a world that is uncertain and unstable, our school community has provided care, strength, and kindness to our kids.  Thank you for never settling.  Thank you for striving to reach new heights.  Thank you for keeping the needs of kids first, front, and center. 

Wishing you a restorative, enjoyable, healthy, and safe summer!  Thank you for all that you do to make East Prairie the very special place it is! 

Friday, June 3, 2022

Field Day FUN!!!

We capped off the school year with some field day fun!!!  There was pizza relays, crab soccer, line hockey, dodgeball, tug-of-war, soccer, capture-the-flag, kickball, ultimate frisbee, giant parachuting, dancing, and of course a dunk tank (thank you, PTA).
It was a fantastically fabulous day to be outside and enjoy one more day of fun and games together!  Thank you to our students, teachers, families, and community for making it such a special year!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Pump the pep!


We brought our final week of the year to a thunderous start!  Our final pep rallies included a school song singalong, potato face races, student recognitions, Student Council speeches, cup stacking contests, and a new feature "Stepping with Ms. Stepney" DANCE PARTY!!!  

Friday, May 27, 2022


You faced unparalleled hardship with poise, dignity, perseverance, and empathy.
The middle school experience you signed up for, and the one you got were two very different things.
You have the skills, knowledge, and mindset to transform the world in ways that are equitable, just, and sustainable.
      You have a voice, you have agency, you have power - and we look forward to the stories each of you will write with it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Band is back!!!

 Congratulations to the 4th grade Panther Band, 5th grade Panther Band, 6th grade Concert Band, and 7th & 8th grade Symphonic Band on three incredible performances!

This afternoon's school performances were the perfect way for our school to come together and celebrate the success brought about by hard work, practice, and dedication.

This evening's performance for friends and families was the perfect capstone!  It is amazing to see the East Prairie band program grow and thrive during this time.  Way to go Mr. Berlinghof and Panthers!!!