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Statewide school report cards released; region’s district scores available

Local schools fell within average ranges in standardized testing for the 2016-17 school year. The State Department of Education, through its “report card,” released the results of the 2017 Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) 2017 for districts and schools K-12

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Rasmussen is new face of music in Grangeville

A passion for music has led Merrill-Lee Rasmussen on a road that has brought her to Grangeville High School and Middle School. Rasmussen is the new music teacher for Grangeville schools, grades six through 12. Born and raised about an hour outside of Seattle in Roy, Wash., Rasmussen graduated from Bethel High School.

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‘Free Little Library’ up at Irwin Drug; Effort is Russell’s senior project

A walk on the Boise Greenbelt last spring changed the course of Hailey Russell’s senior project. “I was leaning toward planting trees, but when I saw this little library on a walk with my sister, I knew it was something I wanted to do,” said Russell, 18, Grangeville High School. Last weekend, Russell’s own Free Little Library was placed on the wall of Irwin Drug, facing Heritage Square.

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Community Briefs: Sept. 27, 2017

Saint Catherine’s Altar Society is sponsoring a rummage and baked food sale Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday is $2 a bag day, fill bags and only pay $2 each. The sale is located in the Saint Catherine’s parish hall, 7th and Idaho, Kamiah.

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Future CV Ram Star - Youth Football

Youth football took to the field at Grangeville High School Thursday evening, Sept. 14, with the fifth-sixth grade teams of Clearwater Valley Rams taking on and beating the Grangeville Bulldogs, 14-0.

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Reading Buddies

Grangeville Elementary Middle School kicked off its third annual Reading Buddies program last Thursday, Sept. 21. The reading incentive program is geared toward kindergarten to first-grade GEMS students, providing various levels of fun activities with a stuffed animal for the numbers of books read. Last year, students read more than 9,000 books as part of the program. Idaho Forest Group (IFG) Grangeville has sponsored the project each year, providing Reading Buddies stuffed animals for students at GEMS and also Sts. Peter and Paul School.

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Youth MOVE: Students invited to talk about mental health

A youth-driven advocacy group is taking root local. Youth MOVE (Youth Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience) started meeting in Grangeville earlier this year. The group’s purpose is to give youth the tools necessary for them to take an active role in their own recovery with mental illness.

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Fishing For GHS Homecoming Points

Grangeville High School juniors (front to back) Justin Fogleman and Blake Darr were fishing away as part of the GHS homecoming skit for the “Jaws Juniors” on movie theme day Thursday, Sept. 14. All students participated in daily dress-up themes, class skits, cheers, games and parade.

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Students invited to local career fair Oct. 12

Is your student confused about what to do with his future? Or perhaps your student has definite plans about what she wants to do following graduation. No matter the answer, part of the equation is the upcoming Career and Community Fair.

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GHS Spirit

Grangeville High School seniors (L-R) Kelsey Pilant, Marie Hauger and Blake Courtney get into the homecoming spirit on the parade float Friday, Sept. 15.

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GHS Homecoming Queen and King

Grangeville High crowned Morgan Crea and Garett Malone homecoming queen and king during a ceremony at halftime of the Bulldogs' 42-8 win over McCall Friday night, Sept. 15.

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SRHS Homecoming Queen and King

Salmon River High School crowned Miranda Hofflander and Joe Fredrickson homecoming queen and king Friday night, Sept. 15.

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Kamiah Hall of Famers

Kamiah Joint School District 304 Hall of Fame members and former district superintendents Fred Mercer and Jerry Currin (middle, L-R) were honored at the home football game Sept. 1 at Kamiah High School. Also pictured (far left) is current Kamiah superintendent Steve Higgins.

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Flamingo Fun Run to raise money for SMA; Lutz’s senior project event set for Sept. 30

For Grangeville High School senior Kate Lutz, the idea for her senior project was a no-brainer. “My sister, Addie, started the Flamingo Fun Run four years ago, and then she also focused on it for her senior project,” Lutz explained.

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Mosman is new ag science teacher, FFA advisor; FFA open house social set for Sept. 18

A new face in education has taken over the helm of Grangeville High School’s agricultural science education; however, to Katie Mosman, Grangeville feels like home. “I grew up on a farm north of Nezperce and graduated from Nezperce High School in 2009,” Mosman said. “Being in Grangeville really does feel like home.”