Steve Higgins is coming full circle. Higgins’ service as Grangeville High School’s principal for the past nine years will come to end this spring as he becomes the superintendent of Kamiah Joint School District 304. It’s a familiar location for the educator, as he went through his early years in the school district.
Fate of former Prairie Elementary; option for community center
Fourteen residents attended a meeting hosted by the Cottonwood Joint School District 242 Tuesday, March 14, to hear suggestions about potential uses for the former elementary school building. “Our role is to identify what our options are,” said Michael Taylor, president of consulting firm Vita Nuova. “Tonight, our goal is to hear from you.”
Grangeville High School students had a very good run at their first-ever science fair Saturday, March 4. Twelve GHS students in grades nine through 12 – along with teachers Shaun Bass and Naomi Finnegan — made the trip to the state’s first fair (held in three areas in the state the same day) and came home with medals and awards for all.
Next step for district: ICSO for training
After almost two years of discourse, rewrites and discussion, Mountain View School District 244’s board passed its Use of Force policy at the Feb. 27 regular meeting at Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia.
Although the sky was grey and overcast, the rain held off Saturday, March 18, as White Bird Rodeo crowned its new queen for the coming year. Cassie SueAnne Chandler, 15, was named queen for the upcoming rodeo year. She is a freshman at Grangeville High School and the daughter of Travis and Shandra Chandler of Slate Creek.
Vote set May 16
Multiple races will be contested in the May 16 election on area hospital, school and highway districts.
Prairie students perform Treasure Island with the Missoula Children’s Theatre Friday, March 17, at the Prairie Junior-Senior High School gymnasium. Above, George Villamore portrays a parrot and Laney Forsmann plays Rosie Red on the right. Students practiced for one week before offering a public performance.
Grangeville High School students had a very good fun at their first-ever science fair Saturday, March 4. Twelve GHS students in grades nine through 12 – along with teachers Shaun Bass and Naomi Finnegan -- made the trip to the state’s first fair (held in three areas in the state the same day) and came home with medals and awards for all.
Parents teacher conferences will be held at Grangeville High School next week: Wednesday, March 22, conferences are set for 3:30 -7:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 23, from 3:30 - 7 p.m.
Grangeville High School recently had four students travel to Boise to represent the school at this year’s State Business Professionals of America (BPA) conference. Junior Amrit Singh was awarded first place in his event of Economic Research. He now has the opportunity to attend the National BPA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., May 10-14. His event consisted of gathering information on contractionary and expansionary fiscal policy and then writing a seven-page research paper promoting which policy would be most effective for the current economic status.
March 14 election: passes with 52 percent of vote
Voters in Mountain View School District 244 came out with a yes vote — just barely — in Tuesday’s March 14, $2,663,246 supplemental levy election.
About 60 kids participated in a six-week soccer clinic at Sts. Peter and Paul School that finished last Saturday, March 11. The approximate hourlong sessions were put on by volunteers Patrick Gallagher and Joel Gomez.
What do you get when you pair a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary? What about a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but lawful?
More than 160 Idaho 4-H members heard from the state’s top leaders during the annual Know Your Government Conference (KYG) in Boise February 18-20 during the Presidents Day holiday. The Idaho County 4-H Program sent three delegates this year. Idaho County 4-H Delegates included Elise Andrews, daughter of Sean and Rachel Andrews, Kooskia; Sam Smith, son of April Smith, Kooskia; and Clarissa Stevens, daughter of Fred and Renee Stevens, Grangeville.
The Clearwater Valley High School class of 2017 is seeking donations for its ‘Safe and Sober’ graduation celebration. Students and parents have been running concessions, selling food and hosting raffle drawings to raise money so far.