Pierce Weippe News

Timberline Drama would like to give a huge thank you to The Flame Bar in Pierce for organizing a fundraiser to help support our program! Thanks to all of their hard work and donations from the community they were able to raise more than $1,000 for stage updates!

Timberline Schools

The School Board has voted to adopt the Governor’s new protocol for fans at athletic events. We are thrilled to be able allow more spectators however, there are some guidelines and expectations for those allowances. The following is for Timberline Schools. Orofino will have their own separate guidelines based on their school’s needs.


Activities Protocols for Stage 2

Effective Jan. 6

• Two fans per player, per game.  These passes will be distributed at the discretion of the players. Passes entitle fans to purchase admission to the game, there will still be normal admission fees.  Passes and admission fees are both required to enter any gym in the WPL and CIL. 

• Essential Personnel will include:

• Coaches (District Approved Coaches ONLY)

• Stats - This will not exceed one participant

• Table workers for home teams - This will not exceed four participants

• Administration - This group will not exceed three participants.

• Trainer - Not to exceed one person

• Maintenance and janitorial - This will not exceed three participants

• Audio/Visual - not to exceed one participant

• Gate person not to exceed two participants

• Masks will be required for all spectators.  Family groups are required to social distance 12 feet from each other.

• Gates will be marked separately for Home and Away Visitors.

• Gym will be cleared after each game.  High traffic areas and bathrooms will be sanitized before the next group of spectators may enter.  Hand sanitizer will be available in several locations.

• Fans will exit out the south gym doors.

• Doors open 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of each game.  Doors will be locked once the first quarter ends.

• Ages three and under are admitted with pass holders.

• Concessions Stand will NOT be open.

• Guidelines as a minimum for schools, schools may have more stringent requirements.



Wednesday, Jan. 13, Senior Project VIRTUAL Open House at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 14, the High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be traveling to Kendrick. Their buses leave at 1:30 p.m. with their game times starting with the boy’s JV at 4:30 p.m, boys’ Varsity at 6 p.m., followed by the girl’s game time will be at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 15, the High School Girls’ Basketball JV will travel to Nezperce with their bus leaving at 2 p.m. and game starting at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 16, the High School Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball will travel to Highland High School. Their buses will depart at 11 a.m. First game will be the boys’ JV starting at 2 p.m., followed by the Varsity at 3 p.m. The girls will play lastly starting at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 17 will be open gym at the high school at 6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 18, NO SCHOOL for Martin Luther King Day. The High School Boys’ Basketball team will have practice from 10 a.m.-Noon.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, the High School boys’ and girls’ Basketball Teams will travel to Deary. Their bus will leave at 1 p.m. The boy’s JV will start the evening with game time at 4:30. The girls will follow them with their game starting at 5:30, with the Varsity Boys ending the evening with their game starting at 7 p.m.

The following is a message from

Timberline Schools and Joint School District 171…

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our school is implementing a whole-school transformational process called the Leader in Me, which teaches 21st-century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.

Our school will be conducting surveys to learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school. In order for us to have a holistic picture of what is going on in our school, we are asking all full-time staff members, parents/guardians, and students in Grade 4 and up to participate.

Parent participation

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey (without sharing your name or other identifying information) that will be available through the weblink below. The survey is completely voluntary, but we do hope to get feedback from one member of every household.

The parent/guardian survey takes about 12 minutes to complete and will ask questions about your child and about his or her experience in our school. If you have more than one child attending the school, you will be asked to think about the oldest child’s experiences as you answer questions related to his or her growth.

Please complete the survey by Jan. 28, 2021: https://www.leaderinme.com/s/timberline-id/parent

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rebecca Kosinski kosinskir@jsd171.org

Thank you!

Families if your contact information has changed please contact the school to update at 208-435-4411. Due to Covid-19 a working number for an emergency contact will be mandatory in the event of your student needing to be sent home.

Timberline Schools are looking for Substitutes for teachers, aids, and office Staff. No teaching degree required. To get an application, please call or stop by at Timberline; 208-435-4411, or Joint School District 171, Orofino Office; 208-476-5593.

Idaho Youth

ChalleNGe Academy (IDYCA)

We currently have a vacancy application time (extended to Jan. 14, 2021), for a Cadre Team Leader, as one of our Cadre has moved over to become an IDYCA Counselor.

Note: Once you have successfully applied and interviewed for a position at IDYCA, we keep your application on-file for one year, in case we have another vacancy for the same position during that time. Apply at: Idaho Military Division Announcement: 20-90-N - Cadre Team Leader (NGA-7); Position location - Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy, Pierce, Idaho.

For details and application instructions, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/.../cadre-team-leader...

Note: Please do not contact the Pierce Academy or our Facebook page regarding this vacancy. For consideration, all forms must be submitted directly to the Idaho Military Division HRO in Boise, ID. HRO contact information is provided in the above link.

Pierce News

The Timberline Drama Club would like to give a huge thank you to the Flame Bar in Pierce, Idaho for organizing a fundraiser to help support their program. Thanks to all of their hard work and donations from the community they were able to raise more than $1000 for stage updates.

The Pioneer in conjunction with Miss Lily’s Gold Rush Saloon Family Dinning and Bald Mountain Ski hill is offering an amazing Ski and Stay package. As of Sunday, Jan. 10, they still had some openings left.

The ski and stay package includes one night stay at the historic Pioneer Inn, a day on the slopes at the beautiful Bald Mountain Ski Hill, and a relaxing dinner for two ($40 value) at Miss Lily’s Gold Rush Saloon. All of this for the price of $135 (plus tax). Why come up for the day when you can stay for two. Contact the Pioneer Inn at 208-827-4241, and they will get you squared away with the details, lift tickets and dinner.

Weippe News

If you have any events or news you would like to share, please contact me at the email address below or through messenger on Facebook.

Open Pool


The results of Sunday, Jan. 3 pool tournaments are as follows. Elkhorn 2 at Miss Lily’s 2 was 10/6 in Miss Lily’s favor. The Timber Inn 1 at Elkhorn first game was 14/2 in the Elkhorn’s favor. Miss Lily’s 1 at the Flame was 8/8.

* Jan. 6 tournament at the Elk Horn in Weippe ended with Buck Jared in first place, Chip Deringer in second place with Melvin Carlyal in third.

* Jan. 8 tournament at Miss Lily’s resulted in Bud Wilson in first place, George Shoup in second, and Dan Vaughan in third place.

* Jan. 9 tournament at the Timber Inn results are Mike Crocker with 1st, Kerrie Crocker in second, and Bill Smith in third.

* Jan. 10 pool league tournament results are the following. Miss Lily’s 2 at the Elkhorn1 results are 9/7 in Miss Lily’s favor. Elkhorn 2 at Miss Lily’s 1 ended with Miss Lily’s 1 to win 14/2. Flame at the Timber Inn 2, 13/3 in the Flame’s favor.

Pierce Community


With the start of the new year, the community center wants to update rental agreements with active users. If you have keys and/or renting the community center or any of its rooms, please contact Brandy IN person to get rental agreements updated or keys turned in. They would like to have all agreements updated before the end of January.

The Community Center closes at 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, the center will be open at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. This will allow all day use on Friday for the community, as well as the students who do not have school on this day. If you are needing to rent or use the community center during non-business hours, please make sure you contact them the day prior, if not sooner.

The community center is also seeking ideas from the community on what they would like to see happen from the community center. Stop in and visit with the new manager, or email mrsfs24@gmail.com with your thoughts or ideas to help our center become what the community would like to see.

They continue to welcome youth to the center during business hours, however if your child is not feeling well, they MUST stay home. If a child comes in with runny nose, fever or coughing they will be sent home immediately, so please do not drop you child off and leave without checking in with the office to make sure they are not being sent back home.

We will be doing our best to keep the Center sanitized and encouraging social distancing as outlined by Idaho Health District.

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