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GRANGEVILLE — Citing stress and health management, Mountain View School District 244’s zone 4 trustee, Pam Reidlen, of Kooskia, submitted her resignation at the Oct. 18 school board meeting. Reidlen was not in attendance.

COTTONWOOD — “It was actually a difficult decision,” Prairie Junior-Senior High School Principal Matt Elven said about taking on the role of principal. “I still felt effective as a teacher, and I love kids, so it was difficult to see moving from the teaching position to that of principal.”

    Grangeville Elementary Middle School was host to the Idaho STEM Action Center and a rural community engagement workshop/conference Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9. Educators from throughout the area participated in a variety of modules and hands-on learning experiences.

      GRANGEVILLE — A public candidates forum for Mountain View School District 244’s potential trustees is set for Monday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center, 318 East Main Street. The public is encouraged to attend.

        Grangeville Elementary Middle School’s PTO held its annual jogathon Friday, Oct. 8, with a patriotic USA theme. Prior to each class running, one student circled the field with a flag while the national anthem played. Bubbles greeted the joggers as they rounded a corner and students ran in 20…

        ELK CITY — “I’m happy to be in Elk City School again — the only school in my zone,” trustee Casey Smith of Clearwater said at the Mountain View School District 244 board meeting Sept. 20.

        LOLO, Mont. — A Grangeville native recently received a career honor. Billy Stockton, a 2003 graduate of Grangeville High School, was named the Montana 2022 Teacher of the Year.

        KOOSKIA — This next week of homecoming for Clearwater Valley High School is set to be a busy one, filled with school spirit and competition.

        ELK CITY — “I want to create a budget team as we head into the 2022-23 school year,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske told the board at the Sept. 20 meeting. “We have to have a levy amount set by the January meeting.”

        Three candidates have filed to run for the Zone 5 (Ferdinand) position on the Cottonwood Joint School District 242 board: incumbent Patricia “Pat” R. Alfrey, Casey Forsmann and Justyn Hanson.

          MANCHESTER, N.H. — Amanda Dudley of Grangeville has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s summer 2021 president’s list. Eligibility for the president’s list requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.7-4.0 and earn 12 credits for the term.

            COTTONWOOD — FAFSA night has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., at Prairie Junior-Senior High School in Cottonwood in the cafeteria. A representative from Lewis-Clark State College's Financial Aid Office will be on hand to talk parents through the FAFSA process, which can be over…

              KOOSKIA — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Friday, Oct. 1, for children ages 3 to 5 years. This will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding development, hearing, or vision. The screening is free and will take approximately 90 minu…

                Local VFW organizations are sponsoring the annual Voice of Democracy (for students in grades 9-12) and Patriot’s Pen (for students in grades 6-8) contests. Applications are available in school offices and from school counselors. These scholarship essay competitions are sponsored by the VFW a…

                  GRANGEVILLE — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Sept. 23 and 24, for children ages birth to 5 years. It will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding their development. The screening is free and will take approximately 90 minutes to …

                    GRANGEVILLE — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Sept. 23 and 24, for children ages birth to 5 years. It will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding their development. The screening is free and will take approximately 90 minutes to …

                      Last Wednesday, Sept. 1, Clearwater Valley Elementary School students arrived for their first day of school. After a quick breakfast, they headed outside to the playground. At 8:10 a.m., the children lined up by class, then followed their new teacher to the classroom. Principal Joe Rodriguez…

                        Some were pensive, most had smiles and all seeped some excitement on the first day of classes at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) Wednesday, Sept. 1.

                        KOOSKIA — “We have the ‘help wanted’ signs out — it’s hard to know what to do,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske said at the Aug. 16 board of trustees meeting.

                        COTTONWOOD — Jon Rehder has come full circle. The 1996 Prairie High School graduate is now serving as Cottonwood Joint School District 242 superintendent and Prairie Elementary School principal.

                        GRANGEVILLE — “We’re planning on a normal year,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske said. “As normal as possible, considering all that happened in 2020.”

                          GRANGEVILLE — A free school supply distribution will take place Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Soltman Center, 600 West Main Street, 5-6 p.m. This is for students K-12. For questions call Jade at 208-507-1471.

                          BOISE — Statewide results from the spring Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) show that about two-thirds of all Idaho students in kindergarten through third grade were reading at grade level, despite the pandemic disruptions in the school year, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra said.

                            Kyleigh Duclos (daughter of Mike and Tara Duclos of Ferdinand, and Leann Lightfield (daughter of Ron and Heather Lightfield of Cottonwood) were among 85 students awarded scholarships from Northwest Farm Credit Services (NFCS). Each will receive a $2,500 college scholarship, both to attend th…

                              ATCHISON, Kan. — Benedictine College has recognized those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester. Jessie Sonnen of Greencreek, Idaho, was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring semester, which ended May 15.

                              GRANGEVILLE — In a rare display of solidarity, Mountain View School District 244 trustees voted unanimously to forgo rerunning a levy vote in August.

                              COTTONWOOD — The Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) recently announced its 2020-21 Schools of Excellence.

                              Reporter’s Note: This story was written following the board meeting May 17 and prior to the levy vote May 18. With the levy not passing, it is possible COVID-19 funds may be utilized in different areas, as needed, and as guidelines allow. — lp

                                Boise — The Idaho Secretary of State has given volunteers the green light to begin collecting signatures for the Quality Education Act. The ballot initiative would boost funding for K-12 education by more than $200 million annually.

                                RIGGINS — Academic resources, teaching and student engagement at Salmon River High School are all heading in the right direction. SRHS recently received its official written performance review from the accreditation evaluation performed in February, and results are favorable.

                                KOOSKIA — “I want to be clear, for the record, these are not bonuses, correct?” trustee Katie Matthews asked at the May 17 Mountain View School District board meeting.

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