GRANGEVILLE – What will fall school reopening look like in Mountain View School District 244? That’s something new superintendent Todd Fiske has been spending a great deal of his time working on, he said, with assistance from other district personnel and input from the board.

GRANGEVILLE – “We would like to call for a forensic audit of Mountain View School District 244, from an independent third party,” said Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) president and Clearwater Valley teacher, Char McKinney, at the July 22 district negotiations meeting.

KAMIAH -- A special board meeting of Kamiah Joint School District 304 will be held on Monday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kamiah High School Library. The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft Return to Learn plan to the school board trustees, according to Kamiah School Sup…

GRANGEVILLE – “The whole process is very complicated,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent, Todd Fiske, told the board Monday, July 20.

Having bagged sports early this spring due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Idaho High School Activities Association released sport-by-sport guidance last week for schools to follow as educators and administrators across North Central Idaho, the state and much of the country work toward deci…

GRANGEVILLE – Negotiations for Mountain View School District 244 teachers for the 2020-21 school year ended at a standstill July 9.

GRANGEVILLE – “I believe we should run the levy again for a smaller amount; be very specific on what the levy would support,” Char McKinney spoke via Zoom at the June 15 Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 board meeting.

GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244’s board of trustees voted unanimously Monday night, June 15, to declare a financial state of emergency for the district.

    Four graduating seniors from three area high schools’ class of 2020 received scholarships of $2,000 each at commencement ceremonies within the past weeks from Idaho County Farm Bureau Organization to further their education. The following students who received the highest scores on a test gi…

      In last week’s Free Press (June 4 issue), page 1 reported an incorrect result in the levy vote for Mt. View School District 244.

        GRANGEVILLE – Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School recently named its honor roll recipients for its 2020 spring semester. An * denotes all As. Students on the honor roll are as follows:

        GRANGEVILLE – “I was first hired part-time, and I decided to do it until I found something better,” Mountain View School District 244 bus driver, Tom Roy, of Stites, told the board at the May 18 meeting. “I never found anything better!”

        Businesses, individuals, family, friends, the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department, Idaho County and Grangeville law enforcement officers, churches and organizations all came together Friday, May 22, to honor Grangeville High School class of 2020 graduates. GHS seniors and their families ma…

        St. John Bosco (formerly Summit Academy) in Cottonwood held its graduation ceremony May 23 in Greencreek with a Mass for families. Erin Chmelik, Alexis Currier, Jessie Sonnen and David Wassmuth are the class of 2020 graduates.

          The Idaho High School Activities Association named Clearwater Valley’s Martha Smith the IHSAA’s 2020 1A Interscholastic Star, which is an award recognizing her for exemplifying “the best qualities of students who are involved in high school activities.” Along with the award, the IHSAA will s…

          Kamiah High School’s class of 2020 held its graduation Saturday, May 23, at the track and football field while practicing safe social distancing.

          GRANGEVILLE – Two local Sts. Peter and Paul School student writers recently fared well in the Alice Whitman chapter (Lewiston) of the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay contest. 

          Although graduation ceremonies will look quite a bit different than previous traditional celebrations, the class of 2020 will still be able to highlight their achievements this month. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, schools have planned alternate ways to honor graduates.

          KAMIAH -- The format was different, but the outcome was the same: Kamiah High School students continue to place at the statewide competition, with sophomore, Maya Engledow and freshman, Bridget Breeding, bringing home silver second-place medals.

          GRANGEVILLE – “This is difficult work, with many frustrations for teachers, staff, parents and students,” said Mountain View School District 244 Acting Superintendent Woody Woodford at the April 20 board meeting. Board members, practicing safe social distancing etiquette, met in person while…

            KAMIAH – “Kamiah is the small high school that offers big opportunities for students who seek to jump-start their post-secondary education by taking dual credit classes in high school,” said principal Peggy Flerchinger, adding, “think of Kamiah as the little school that could.”

            Schools across Idaho put the lights on last Friday, April 10, to show support for students, coaches, families and the class of 2020, impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Playing field lights were turned on at 8:20 p.m. – 20:20 for 20 minutes -- with participants asked to drive by to show su…

              GRANGEVILLE – “We started planting baskets more than a month ago,” said Grangeville High School agricultural sciences teacher and FFA advisor Katie Mosman Wilson.

                Schools across Idaho are organizing an event to show support for students, coaches, families, and especially for the class of 2020. Accordingly, Salmon River will be turning on the lights on the football field “as a beacon to show that we are thinking of our students and families in this dif…

                GRANGEVILLE -- Seattle’s Xakary the Magician donned his “Doctor Science” persona and presented his Wacky Science assembly at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Wednesday, March 11.

                GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District 244’s trustees have chosen a new superintendent.

                KAMIAH – Kamiah voters narrowly passed a two-year levy March 10.

                GRANGEVILLE-- Patrons in Mountain View School District will be asked to support a $3.9 million levy this spring.

                COEUR D’ALENE – Two juniors from Kamiah High School won the top prizes at the North Idaho Science and Engineering Fair in Coeur d'Alene on Friday, March 13.

                GRANGEVILLE – “I don’t know many people who would stand up and say teachers are overpaid,” Region 2 Idaho Education Association director Jason McKinley spoke at the Mountain View School District 244 negotiations meeting Feb. 25.

                  To expand the range of options available to families in the surrounding communities, the Prairie River Library District created 100 Kindergarten Readiness Kits with funding received from a grant through the Idaho Commission for Libraries. District staff designed the kits in collaboration wit…

                  KOOSKIA – A group of Clearwater Valley High School students are prepared to attend the BPA (Business Professionals of America) state competition in Boise this weekend after qualifying at regionals in December 2019.

                  GRANGEVILLE – Twenty-four Grangeville High School students have recently prepared for, taken, and passed the Microsoft Office Specialist certification. 

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