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Trustees of Joint School District 171 will meet virtually via Zoom, on YouTube and at the Orofino Elementary Library for their regular meeting on Monday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m.

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Spring is well under way and summer is knocking on the door. The temperatures are increasing and the sun is shining. This time of year brings many things with it as we head for the finish line of the 20/21 school year.

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You can sense when you walk down Main Street on a warm summer afternoon.  You’ll find it under the Friday night lights at the high school.  You’ll hear it in the laughter of children at the local parks. It’s that one-of-a-kind feeling that makes your community unique from every other community.

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The Joint School District 171 Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, in person in the library of the Orofino Elementary School (masks required and limited to 50 people in attendance) as well as via Zoom and live on YouTube.

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Clearwater County 4-H is excited for another year of learning and fun for youth ages 6-18! 4-H is the nation’s leading youth organization where kids complete hands-on projects in areas like science, agriculture and civic engagement. From Robotics, Gardening and Aerospace to Market Animals, H…

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We are quickly approaching Spring Break! Hard to believe it was a full year ago this week that we closed schools due to the unknown of the pandemic. We have had a full year of learning and adjusting as we have navigated education with minimal disruptions. 

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The Joint School District 171 Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, at Orofino Elementary Library. The meeting is also accessible virtually via Zoom Link or may be watched live on YouTube.

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Bill Sellers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) class made Spartan Shields. Shown (l to r) back row are: Ben Lawrence, Devyn Sparrow, Jaimie Binder, and Justice Richardson. Front row: Kiahna McCollum, Ava Fullen and Tim Short.

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Eastern Oregon University named 564 students to the Dean’s List for the 2020 fall term. Qualifying students achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded EOU coursework.

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Trustees of Joint School District 171 will meet virtually via Zoom, on YouTube and at the Orofino Elementary Library for their regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

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A total of 2,815 students qualified for the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester, which ended Dec. 18, 2020. To qualify for the Dean’s List, U of I students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester.

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Ethan Jared, a Timberline artist, wins the gumball dispenser built and donated by Denny Knight of Pierce for the Timberline Student Art Show.

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LEWISTON, Idaho – A total of 910 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2020 semester, LC State officials announced on Wednesday.

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The Orofino Adventurer 4-H club is excited to learn about the start of Archery, Junior Robotics, and Mars Rover projects. All projects require 4-H registration and dues at the extension office.  Archery (ages 11-18) is a six week project starting Feb. 5. 

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Orofino Maniac Knowledge Bowl team is still competing--virtually. With the Covid crisis, our area league chose to shift the meets online rather than call off the entire season. The first meet was hosted by Jt. District #171, and went rather well using Zoom as the platform.

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The Joint School District 171 Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Orofino Elementary Library, with a limit of 10 people and masks are required. The meeting is also accessible virtually via Zoom Link or may be watched live on YouTube.

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Trustees of Joint School District 171 Board will appear virtually via Zoom and YouTube for their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

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Guess who has firewood? It’s our own art teacher, Mrs. Sonesa Lundmark. Mrs. Lunkmark is the winner of our Drama Fundraiser, and she now has a cord of red fir for her wood stove.  If you haven’t seen the ad campaign that the drama students created, be sure to check them out on our Maniac Fac…

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Parent-Teacher Conferences at OJSHS will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4. Conferences will run from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Teachers will be stationed in the cafeteria and gymnasium to provide more spacing. Masks are required for all in attendance. Please be respectful of those in attendance by distancing …

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The Doomsday 2020 Haunted House will be at the exhibit building located in the Orofino City Park on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31. They will be open 6 -9 p.m. and the cost is only $4! All proceeds will be donated to Shriners.

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Trustees of Joint School District #171, will meet virtually, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/z6ZicrBVwMY, and in person for a special called school board meeting at the Orofino Junior Senior High School (OJSHS) Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

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GED Orientation at the Adult Learning Center will be Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. 

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On Monday, Governor Little moved Idaho to Stage III of the reopening plan.  This impacts several areas, in particular, the number of spectators at athletic events.  Our athletic directors and administrators are adapting our plans to comply with the Governor’s Order.

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THANK YOU to Nightforce Optics for their generous contribution and partnership!  We appreciate you purchasing masks for every student and employee!  Wow!  What a great supporter!

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Lewis-Clark State College Adult Learning Center is here to help you with your GED. If you have your high school diploma or GED and want to go to college, we can help you brush up on your math, writing, and English skills.  If you are interested, give us a call!  We have a new phone number, i…

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This is a good time to start working on your GED! GED assessments will be given at the Lewis-Clark State College Orofino Adult Learning Center Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to Noon and Thursday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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Joint School District #171 announced its participation in National School Lunch Programs Free Provision 2 Breakfast. All children will receive free breakfast under this Provision at the following schools:

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Orofino Junior/Senior High School (OJSHS) Seniors were busy recently painting their parking spaces at the school’s parking lot in anticipation of the beginning of the school year.

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Lewis-Clark State College Adult Learning Center will be having GED Orientations in September.