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Character Work

Clearwater Valley Elementary School teacher Delise Denham (right) worked on a character traits collage with her second and third grade students March 10. (Top) Axl Fairbanks and (bottom) Tia Haukedahl show their finished projects.

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Students fare well at mock trial competition

Guilt or innocence – and a whole lot of arguing, witnessing and research – hung in the balance recently as Grangeville High School students took part in a hands-on trial.

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Challenging the thought process: Math (Common Core Style)

Although some of the Common Core State Standards have had negative light shed on them, in Joe Tosten’s Clearwater Valley Elementary School second and third grade classroom, the math techniques are making kids think.

Kindergarten screening set for GEMS

Kindergarten screening will be held Friday, April 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the primary building at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.

Honor Rolls

Clearwater Valley Junior and High School (Kooskia) Eighth Grade 3.9-3.5: Harmony Edmondson, April Thomas, Grace Ann Denham, Shanna Sherrer, Carson Morrow; 3.4-3.0: Michael Routh, Kelly Haukedahl, Bethany Ilam, Emma Lyons, Samuel Ward. Seventh Grade 3.9-3.5: Chloe Miskin, Jarrett Nuxoll, Mikaela Herrick; 3.4-3.0: Jade Dutcher, Kevin Hill, Ty Dominguez, Liberty Edmondson, Tyesha McAlister. Sixth Grade 3.9-3.5: Christian Fabbi, Hailie Roy, Wilder Cross, Tate Pfefferkorn, Alicia Reuben; 3.4-3.0: Billy Bramlett, Isaac Wilson, Melanie Gianopulos, Courtney Harada, Tyce Pfefferkorn, Lane Kuykendall, Kalysta Calzadillas, John Loughran, Jasmine Tatu,

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Higgins wins oratorical contest

Joseph (Joey) Higgins won the American Legion Post No. 37 competition for the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest.”

Districts say ‘Yes’ on school levies

“Yes” was the word for local school district patrons Tuesday, March 11, when it came to education levies and improvements.

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Fire Dance

Fire science education for youth merged with the performing arts when the University of Montana CoMotion Dance Project performed Fire Speaks the Land: An Active Audiences Performance at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia Monday, March 10.

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Historian gives presentation on 16th president

President Lincoln’s Idaho connection focus for talk

“Did you know Abraham Lincoln’s wife was in deep depression? Did you know he was on a suicide watch for what, at the time, was identified as ‘melancholia?’” Garry Bush asked the Grangeville High School student body.

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Know Your Government

Idaho County 4-H Know Your Government participants

Teacher mini-grants available

Idaho Farm Bureau has teacher mini grants available for projects they would be otherwise unable to complete. This grant is aimed at the teacher to help with ag-related materials for the classroom. Applications must be submitted by March 15. For information or an application form contact Jeanne Arnzen, 962-3327 or

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Local band explores history, transportation with students

School children had the chance to learn about transportation through music when the band Buffalo Hump Syndicate put on the program “Americans on the Move.”

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Kids Keep Grades Up

Grangeville Elementary Middle School fourth and fifth graders from the IKUG (“I Keep Up Grades”) group are pictured here. These are students who have 3.75 GPA or above. Many students in grades four through eight at GEMS were recipients of IKUG and IBUG (“I Brought Up Grades”) awards.

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Someday My Prince Will Come ... : Missoula Children’s Theater’s “Cinderella”

The Kids Klub sponsored production of Missoula Children’s Theater’s “Cinderella” was held at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Friday, Feb. 14, with more than 60 public, home and private schooled students in grades kindergarten through eighth participating in the evening performance.

Higgins, Uhlenkott head to state for BPA contest

State of Idaho conference set for March 6-8

Grangeville High School’s Business Professionals of America fared well at recent regional competition. The event was held at the Lewis-Clark State College campus Jan. 24.