Steve Higgins is coming full circle. Higgins’ service as Grangeville High School’s principal for the past nine years will come to end this spring as he becomes the superintendent of Kamiah Joint School District 304. It’s a familiar location for the educator, as he went through his early years in the school district.
The Partnership for Healthy Communities, a collaboration of five health systems and two community service organizations, will be sponsoring seven walks on the prairie in an effort to promote physical activity and raise awareness about the need for movement. All walks will be marked in quarter mile increments and individuals can decide for themselves what distance they are comfortable with. The “Walk the Prairie for Health” series of events is geared to all age groups and fitness levels. Bring the whole family and the dog (on a leash).
Next step for district: ICSO for training
After almost two years of discourse, rewrites and discussion, Mountain View School District 244’s board passed its Use of Force policy at the Feb. 27 regular meeting at Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia.
Although the sky was grey and overcast, the rain held off Saturday, March 18, as White Bird Rodeo crowned its new queen for the coming year. Cassie SueAnne Chandler, 15, was named queen for the upcoming rodeo year. She is a freshman at Grangeville High School and the daughter of Travis and Shandra Chandler of Slate Creek.
‘Disappointed in the turnout’ says board chair
“I have to say I was a little disappointed in the turnout for one thing,” said school board chair Mike Dominguez of Kooskia. “I was really hoping to have a better representation.”
Grangeville High School students had a very good fun at their first-ever science fair Saturday, March 4. Twelve GHS students in grades nine through 12 – along with teachers Shaun Bass and Naomi Finnegan -- made the trip to the state’s first fair (held in three areas in the state the same day) and came home with medals and awards for all.
‘No us vs. them’
“There is no ‘us versus them,’” Syringa Hospital board vice-president Steve Didier, Kooskia, said at the Feb. 28 board meeting. With that in mind, Didier asked everyone at the board table – trustees, hospital employees, department heads and medical personnel – to disperse. “We want to shake it up,” he smiled. “No groups, just everyone interspersed.”
March 14 election: passes with 52 percent of vote
Voters in Mountain View School District 244 came out with a yes vote — just barely — in Tuesday’s March 14, $2,663,246 supplemental levy election.
What do you get when you pair a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary? What about a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but lawful?
One in a series of more than 10 regional “listening sessions” brought nine people to Super 8 Motel March 2.