School news


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.

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Students of the month

Grangeville High School students of the month for “spirit” for October are (L-R) Julia Health, Katelyn Fogleman, Courtney Cuffe and Erica Fortin.

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GHS FFA fares well at district

On Friday, Nov. 14, the Grangeville FFA Chapter traveled to Moscow to compete in several District Career Development Events (CDEs,) which were organized by students in the University of Idaho College of Ag and Life Sciences’ Department of Agricultural and Extension Education.

Kennedy chosen for honor choir

Marissa Kennedy, a sophomore second soprano at Grangeville High School, is among students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming who have been selected to participate in the 2015 NAfMe All-Northwest performing group.

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Don’t Be a Litterbug

Teachers have been known to “Go the extra mile,” but in this case they have gone two miles.

Summit announces kindness winners

Igniting the school year, Summit Academy’s Formation director Mrs. Lustig encouraged the virtue of kindness.

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Do You Know The People in Your Neighborhood?

Kinder Ready at Grangeville Elementary Middle School had a visit from local volunteer firemen last week as part of Fire Safety Week.

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Halloween Fun

Grangeville High School FFA and student council put on the annual carnival and haunted house at GHS Friday, Oct. 24. Kids from the area had fun being scared and participating in a variety of carnival events such as bowling and face painting.