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Scholarship helps child-care workers earn degrees

With the fall semester in session, a scholarship is helping Idaho child-care workers get back to school, too. About 30 early-care and education workers across the state have received IdahoSTARS academic scholarships, designed to address three pressing issues: low wages, high turnover and low quality of child-care programs.

November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

MVSD 244 library news

The Mountain View School District Libraries are busy places. Most recently the Clearwater Valley Junior / Senior High School library was awarded a STEAM grant from the VEST organization to help purchase Ozobots, circuitry supplies, 3D pens, MakeyMakeys, and Bloxels.

November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Kamiah schools settle in four-day routine

The community seems to have settled into the four-day school week in Kamiah, though Joint School District 304 Superintendent Steve Higgins said all the effects of the change cannot be known so early. “We’re only nine weeks into school, so it’s difficult to tell at this point how much impact the four-day week will have. We’ll have a better idea at the end of the year,” Higgins said

October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Shears honored for 20 years

“I am shocked – absolutely shocked,” said a smiling Erin Shears. Shears was honored by more than 150 community members at a surprise celebration at the Cottonwood Community Hall Monday night, Oct. 22.

October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Senior Donor

Grangeville High School senior Marie Heckman of White Bird raised and auctioned beef to raise money for her senior project, which was to donate to two local entities. Heckman used the funds for the Idaho County Veterans Center and Camas Prairie Food Bank, donating $769.65 to each.

October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Mystery Night

Nearly 400 people attended Saturday’s “A Night on the Nile” event, the 21st annual Mystery Night fund-raiser hosted by Summit Academy and held at the Greencreek Community Hall. The night’s $10,000 grand prize winner was Joyce Goeckner, and in addition, 39 prizes valued at $100 or more went to 350 ticket holders, and there were also 180 silent auction items. The evening’s auctioneer was Kyle Musick.

October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Summit name changes to St.John Bosco Academy

The Summit Academy board of directors announced the new name for the school during their annual “Mystery Night” fund-raising event, which was held Saturday, Oct. 13. Summit Academy will soon begin the process of changing the name of the school to Saint John Bosco Academy. Two years ago, Bishop Peter Christensen suggested changing the name after the school’s provisional affiliation with the Diocese of Boise. The board of directors conducted surveys and held meetings with the parents and benefactors before announcing, at the Academy’s 20th anniversary celebration last June, their decision to change the name.

October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

GHS students to offer art classes

A Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) for FFA/forestry class has brought three Grangeville High School young women together. Senior Ashley Burton, junior Truth “Alleyna” Edmondson and freshman Maitland Martin have joined forces as “The Art-Some Trio” for their SAE. The project represents 20 percent of their class grade for Ms. Katie Mossman.

October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

High School Homecoming Idaho County Style

(Left) Grangeville High School crowned its queen and king, seniors Abby Asker and Justin Fogleman, at the halftime of its homecoming game; (middle) Salmon River High School celebrated its homecoming last week and crowned its royalty Friday night, Oct. 5. Pictured here are king Ethan Shepherd and queen is Chevelle Shepherd; and (right) Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia celebrated its homecoming last week and Friday night crowned its royalty. Pictured here are queen Mikaela Herrick and king Ty Dominguez.

October 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Homecoming Activities At CVHS, GHS, SRHS

(Top) Clearwater Valley High School’s football coach Roger Whelan gives the students a pep talk; Grangeville high school students have a dance off (middle photos) and (above, left) enjoy their ride on the homecoming parade float and (bottom, right) Justin Whitten and Alethea Chapman are crowned Riggins’ Salmon River High School prince and princess. All three schools celebrated their homecomings Friday, Oct. 5.

October 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

GEMS Jogathon: Bubbles And Colors

The Grangeville Elementary Middle School Parent Teacher Organization held its annual jog-a-thon to raise funds for various school projects. Students through fifth grade participated in the bubble run while those in grades six through eight participated in the color run. People from throughout the community sponsored the runners. Main T-shirt sponsor was Central Idaho Properties.

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Kamiah woman is counselor of the year

Kamiah High School Counselor Jeannette Wilcox was recently named Region 2 Counselor of the Year by the Idaho Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (IACRAO). The award recognizes excellence in school counseling in the North Idaho South Region which includes the large geographic area from Latah County south through Idaho County.

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..



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