Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence!

2015 marked Prairie’s 50th year – affording the school a chance to celebrate our founding, reflect on our success, revel in the sense of community built over five decades, and imagine our next 50 years.

50th Events

Founder’s Day Celebration

The Prairie School: Putting Students First for 50 years!

Monday, September 8 was not just another day at The Prairie School. The day marked a significant milestone in the history of the school, the Racine community, and the lives of those who were and are privileged to be a part of this remarkable community.
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April 25, 2015

On April 25, our community will have the opportunity to come together at Premiere and celebrate 50 years of The Prairie School. Premiere is Prairie’s annual dinner and auction event, and this year’s gala is going to be truly unforgettable. Get ready to go back in time to 1965, when rock n’ roll, the Beatles and Jackie O. were all the rage – and the Prairie School was just beginning!

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Alumni Weekend

June 4 – 7, 2015

Prairie School Welcomes Over 400 Alumni Back to Campus! 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 to an Alumni Reception & 50th Celebration at Fortaleza Hall on SC Johnson’s campus Saturday night. With approximately 480 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.

In the News

Founder's Day Celebration

Heather Martin Bixler ’82, Performs Alongside Students

Racine Journal Times (By Aaron Knapp) – The Racine-area native returned to The Prairie School, 4050 Lighthouse Drive, last week to perform alongside students during a multimedia concert entitled “Prairie School” Saturday, during which the high school orchestra accompanied her on a piece of Irish and classical fusion.

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