School news


Musicians head for solo ensemble festival

On Wednesday, March 9, District II Solo Ensemble festival will host 81 Grangeville musicians in Moscow. Students from both Grangeville Elementary Middle School and Grangeville High will perform solos, duets, trios and quartets for adjudication. Competing in categories determined by their instrument, local professors will work with students to give them instruction on their specialty instrument.

Lindsley, Sanders to attend geography bee semifinals

Two local students have qualified for the 2016 Idaho National Geographic Bee semifinals in Boise. Sts. Peter and Paul School sixth grader Jared Lindsley and Grangeville Elementary Middle School seventh-grade student Kara Sanders each qualified for the state competition after winning their respective school bees in January.

Honor rolls

Local honor rolls

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Oh, What A Relief (Map)!

Fourth and fifth grade students in Mrs. Fales’ Idaho History class have been studying about the geography and important landforms found in Idaho.

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Summit Spellers

Summit Academy held its all-school spelling bee Friday, Feb. 19. First through eighth grade sent a representative to the bee. The winner was seventh grade student Lane Wassmuth.

Alecia Lothspeich graduates from MSU

Students from Idaho were among the 802 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU’s 2015 fall commencement ceremonies held Dec. 12 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

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GEMS kids are ‘on the ball’

Goodness gracious great balls of fire! What’s going on in the Grangeville Elementary Middle School second and third grade classrooms of Mrs. Schwartz, Edwards and Schumacher? Students are literally “on the ball.”

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FCCLA competition to promote, publicize high school program

Three Grangeville High School girls recently placed first at the district Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) completion in Lewiston, Feb. 10. Members Maicee Conner, McKenzie Kennedy and Katrina Frei, with special help from Hailey Sullivan, will head to Boise for the state contest in April.

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Reflections projects fare well at regional contest: Six students’ work to move on to state level

With the theme of “Let Your Imagination Fly,” six Grangeville students’ work were tops at the regional level in Lewiston.

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In the mood for ‘A Little Magic?’ GHS drama department play set for this week

Who is Johnny Thrush? Will the Songbirds reach their perfect pitch? What’s the secret at Grimm Brothers Memorial High School? Find the answers to all these questions as Grangeville High School’s drama department puts on the play “A Little Magic,” Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18, 19 and 20, 7 p.m. each night in the GHS cafeteria. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for students.

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Varsity Blue’s Sweet Serenades

Grangeville High School’s Varsity Blue choir spent part of Friday, Feb. 12, serenading a variety of businesses and people around Grangeville.

Orofino license plate discussion touches on ‘Maniac’ issue

BOISE — The Idaho House Transportation and Defense Committee was torn last Thursday after representatives from Orofino High School asked the committee for permission to create a new specialty state license plate that would include the school’s mascot - the Orofino Maniacs. Five people testified against the bill, claiming the mascot - a cartoon man screaming and wearing the school’s letters - is offensive to people with mental illness.

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Grangeville Senior Fun Night Raffle Winners 2016

29 Day Raffle

See the winners here!

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Lindsley, Sanders win school geo bees

Where in the world did The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy live? In what country did National Geographic explorer Zeb Hogan study white fish in the Frazier River? And what’s the most populous city in Siberia? If you don’t know, you may want to check with Jared Lindsley or Kara Sanders (or check the end of this story). The students were the winners in their respective schools’ geography bees this month.

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Haage takes on Seattle Cascades Corps

Chase Haage didn’t grow up in marching band. Although the 2013 Grangeville High School graduate has always been musical, marching band was an experience the Idaho County area did not provide for him. He’s making up for lost time.