KAMIAH – Kamiah may have a bad rep for not passing school levies in the past, but that isn’t stopping the Kamiah Joint School District (KJSD) board 304 from going for an unprecedented two-year levy request.

Idaho County education and roads will continue to receive federal funding – at least in the short term, following a two-year extension of Secure Rural Schools (SRS), authorized by Congress last month.

GRANGEVILLE – “It has been an honor to serve this district, community, staff and, most of all, its students,” Mountain View School District 244 board chair Lot Smith said at the Dec. 16 meeting. “We’re human and don’t always make the right choices, but I don’t have any regrets.”

Grangeville eye doctor Joel Brown spent time at Grangeville Elementary Middle School in Mr. Johnson’s science class in the fall, where he helped students dissect a cow’s eyeball.

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) has a new captain at its helm this year, though he’s not a stranger to the Camas Prairie.

LEWISTON -- Grangeville High School took 15 students to compete at this year’s Regional BPA competition at Lewis-Clark State College on Monday, Dec. 16.

Each year, Grangeville High School FFA facilitates a competitive all-school fund-raiser to bring gifts and Christmas dinner and accessories to local families. This year shattered previous records and they were able to adopt five families! Here, Katie Mosman Wilson’s “sleigh” is loaded with a…

The Grangeville Elementary Middle School Christmas concert for grades kindergarten through five was held Thursday, Dec. 12. The program, “Holiday Folk Songs,” was under the direction of music teacher Carla Astle and accompanied by Kimberly Page on piano. For highlights of the concert, see a …

Grangeville Eagles No. 539 were host to the annual kids Christmas sale Saturday, Dec. 14, where children could purchase gifts for their families at a reasonable price. The Grangeville High School cheerleaders, along with coach Renita Lee, spent the day volunteering their efforts to wrap gift…

Grangeville High School held its annual Christmas concert Monday, Dec. 9, under the direction of music teacher Danica Schmidt. Performing were the band, concert choir and Varsity Blue Select Choir.

Jan and Jim Adams of Harpster sell their handmade antler art at the annual Grangeville craft fair at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, held Saturday, Dec. 7.

BOISE – Statewide, district and school final results are out for the fall Idaho Reading Indicator. Like the preliminary statewide data released in October, the results show that more Idaho students in first through third grade are performing at grade level than was demonstrated in the new IR…

    The upperclassmen team, Jive Turkeys, beat the freshman team, Average Joes, in the annual Grangeville High School dodgeball tournament, held Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18-19. Two 10-player teams participated, each paying $10, which goes to the Lifetime Sports class to help offset expenses for …

    KOOSKIA – “At Clearwater Valley Elementary School, our students have checked out 2,680 books so far this year,” CVES Principal Joe Rodriguez told the Mountain View School District 244 board at the Nov. 18 meeting. “That’s more than has been checked out at GEMS [Grangeville Elementary Middle …

    GRANGEVILLE – “The Grangeville FFA Alumni group is all about supporting the kids in the Grangeville High School FFA program,” said alumni member Marie Heckman. “We want to see the kids succeed and grow with in the agriculture community.”

    Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTO held its annual jogathon fund-raiser this fall. Bringing in the most money for their school were (L-R) Clayton Keeler, Kobe Nadiger, Zoey Alm and Daxton Alm. All children received a pedal car with the exception of Nadiger who received a laser tag game.

      COTTONWOOD – Planning for the worst-case scenario -- a subject attacking a school, intending to hurt children – will be the focus of a three-day course for regional emergency service responders set in Cottonwood this Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-17.

      Grangeville High School’s FFA chapter organized the Veterans Day assembly Monday, Nov. 11. Idaho County Veterans Service Officer Lucky Gallego spoke to the student body, students shared their thoughts, the band and Varsity Blue Choir performed under the direction of Danica Schmidt and vetera…

      Grangeville Elementary Middle School held its Veterans Day assembly Friday, Nov. 8, under the direction of music teacher Carla Astle. Participating were the student body who sand and played in the band (with instructor Danica Schmidt), the local Boy Scouts and guest speaker Jinny Cash.

      Gov. Brad Little said he will protect public schools from the new spending and budget reductions he is asking of other state agencies.

        Idaho’s K-12 public schools continue to add thousands of students every year, preliminary State Department of Education numbers show.

          KAMIAH -- Idaho Gov. Brad Little proclaimed October as “Next Steps” month in Idaho, encouraging Idaho juniors and seniors to start thinking seriously about plans for life after high school.

          GRANGEVILLE – “We will use this knowledge, in part, to help us address problems within our community,” explained seventh grader MaKenna Denuit.

          GRANGEVILLE – “Our job is to confirm that what you’re seeing on a monthly basis is accurate – and that’s the case for 2019,” Tom Luper told the Mountain View School District board Oct. 22.

          GRANGEVILLE – “I’m here tonight because I have an issue with MVSD’s graduation requirements,” Grangeville High School business and technology instructor, Bruce Wassmuth, told the Mountain View School District 244 board at the Oct. 22 meeting.

          GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District 244 held a brief, special board meeting Thursday, Oct. 17. Negotiations were supposed to continue that night; however, due to a death in the family of trustees Lot and Casey Smith, this did not occur.

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