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Adults gets hands-on STEM training

Robots and circuits and computers, oh my! The Idaho STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) committee and Idaho Commission for Libraries recently provided grants for several libraries throughout the state to receive funding for both gear and training.

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Kennedy works ‘dream job’ to help GHS students

Growing up in a tiny town in Michigan, Bobbie Kennedy knew what it was like to wonder about opportunities beyond high school. Kennedy was recently hired as a part-time college and career advisor for Grangeville High School.

Twenty MVSD staffers volunteer for firearm training

244 Use of Force Policy:

Mountain View School District 244’s Use of Force Policy is moving forward. The policy was adopted by the board in February. At the March 20 monthly board meeting, superintendent Kent Stokes reported 20 MVSD staff members had signed up to be considered for firearm training and concealed carry permits.

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Prairie Kids Show Off World Customs

Zach Rambo, left, and Travis Alfrey perform a traditional German dance Wednesday, March 29, at Prairie Junior-Senior High School. The students, both seventh graders, dressed in outfits reflecting German culture. Students in Todd Nygaard’s social studies class chose a country, collected data and presented their information at a World Travel Night. Parents sampled food from around the world and learned about the culture and economies of at least a dozen European, Asian and African countries.

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Couple to offer tutoring, test prep, music lessons

Does your child need help with math or science? Are English and history homework getting you down? Does your teen need a boost to assist him with college prep tests? Warren and Nia Stevens may be just the answer you are looking for. The couple will bring their business, Prodigy Private Instruction, LLC, to Idaho County later this spring.

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Higgins returns to his roots; GHS principal takes job as Kamiah superintendent

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. Higgins’s family farmed in the Winona area, centrally located between Kamiah and Grangeville. He attended elementary, middle and high school in district 304, graduating from Kamiah High School in 1982.

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Lutz, Russell, Hays make it to nationals with arts projects

It’s on to national competition for three local students. Grangeville High School juniors Kate Lutz and Hailey Russell and Grangeville Elementary Middle School sixth grader Hollen Hays each received first place in the State of Idaho PTA Reflections art contest.

District 242 approves funds to complete track

Members hear report on flooding at field house

A lengthy discussion regarding work on the Prairie Elementary School track took place at the Cottonwood Joint School District 242 (CJSD) school board meeting Monday, March 20. Teacher Ryan Hasselstrom presented a request for funding to complete the project, along with an update on issue at the site. Hasselstrom asked CJSD school board members for $50,000 to surface and line the track.

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Levy amount set: Cottonwood asking voters for $350,000

District patrons to decide issue May 16 election

For a fourth consecutive year, Cottonwood Joint School District 242 is asking patrons to fund a $350,000 supplemental levy. The election will be put to voters May 16, along with trustee selection for zones 1, 2 and 5.

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GHS Spring Music Concert

Grangeville High School held its spring concert Tuesday, March 21, under the direction of Grangeville music teacher Phillip Golde.

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Higgins to return to Kamiah as superintendent

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.

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Cottonwood residents meet, discuss school building’s potential

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.”

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GHS students fare well at first state science fair; Singh to compete at nationals

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.

Use of Force policy passes for MVSD 244

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.

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Cassie Chandler chosen as White Bird Rodeo queen

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.

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