School news


Grief seminar is Feb. 1

A seminar on “The Challenges of Grief” will be held this Sunday, Feb. 1, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The seminar will cover some of the overlooked, yet common, effects that grief has on your mind, body, and spirit, reasons why the pain can feel so overwhelming, and how to get things done when you don’t feel like you have any energy.

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Edwards is top at GEMS geography bee

It was all sixth and seventh graders in the annual Grangeville Elementary Middle School Geography Bee Jan. 15 at GEMS.

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Goldman is SPPS winner

Eighth grader Stephen Goldman was the winner in Sts. Peter and Paul School’s geography bee, also held Thursday, Jan. 15.

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Send That Band To Disneyland

American Legion Post 37 out of Grangeville stopped by Grangeville High School Monday morning, Jan. 12, to make a donation to the band.

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Serenading Students

Children from Grangeville Elementary Middle School spent some time in December singing for residents of the Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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13 student projects go on to districts

How would you make the world a better place? Grangeville students reflected on that as the PTA Reflections theme of “The world would be a better place if …” for the 2014 arts program.

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Uhlorn travels to Atlanta for National 4-H Congress

Prairie High School senior Holli Uhlorn had a different Thanksgiving than ever before. She spent the day traveling and a week away from family to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga.

Looking to 2015: Cottonwood district looks to curriculum, maintenance needs

What lies in wait for Cottonwood’s Joint School District 242 for 2015 depends much on the State of Idaho.

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Looking to 2015: 244 faces financial challenges in coming year

Supt. Stokes would like more local control

For Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes, it’s all about local control. Or at least it should be. “I don’t believe the lawmakers in Boise know what’s best for our rural schools and I would like to see local control,” Stokes said.

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Christmas Tidings: Christmas concert 6th-12th grade

Grangeville schools sixth-12th grade students hosted their annual Christmas concert Dec. 18 at Grangeville High School. A full house enjoyed the concert in the gym with Mrs. Kathy Stefani as director of the bands and choirs.

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Students learn math, giving skills

Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) teachers Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Woods class have spent December applying their math skills to real world service projects.

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Keeping Watch Over Their Flocks By Night ...

Sts. Peter and Paul School students were busy practicing their annual Christmas play Wednesday, Dec. 17, for that evening’s performance. Pictured are (L-R) shepherds Tristen Beeson, Parker Garman and Dylan Miller.

Kids Count Report: Idaho County food stamp, Medicaid numbers released

In Idaho, 53 percent of families with young children are low-income. This is the fourth-highest among all states and above the national average of 45 percent. Idaho also has the second-highest rate of poverty among families in which all resident parents work. This is from the recently published Idaho Kids Count Report.

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Crack The Code

Grangeville Elementary Middle School students participated with more than 100 million kids across the nation in An Hour of Code on Friday, Dec. 12.

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Three win essay contests

Three local students have been named winners in a First Amendment essay contest.