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The LCSC Orofino Outreach Center is offering a workshop on using smart technology to market yourself and business. It will teach you how to use Facebook and Instagram to their full potential.

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Snow and ice recently caused us some issues but we made the adjustments and moved forward. Thank you to everyone for your support and understanding as we continue to make the best decisions we can on cancellations or delays based on the data we have.  Mother Nature tends to do what she wants…

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The Joint School District 171 Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the School District Office located at 1051 Michigan Ave., across from the Orofino Elementary School.

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A total of 926 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester, LC State officials announced on Wednesday. Among the honorees, 460 were on the President’s List while 466 made the Dean’s List.

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The Idaho Master Gardener program is scheduled to begin January 16th and continue each Thursday morning from 9 a.m. till Noon through May 21st. This fun training is research-based and presented from professionals and experts on topics such as Botany, Entomology, Organic Gardening, and much m…

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One of the discussion items at the Board meeting Dec. 16, was in regards to board meeting locations and times each month.  We have always rotated around the schools to hold meetings. ISBA has recommended that we try to have the majority of our meetings in a single location. 

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Registration for the 2020 Idaho Master Gardener Program is now open. University of Idaho, Latah County Extension Master Gardener training is research-based and presented by professionals and experts and includes hands-on training. Class topics include soils, entomology, organic gardening, we…

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Trustees for Joint School District #171 held their last regular school board meeting of the year on Dec. 16, at the Orofino Jr/Sr. High School (OJSHS) library.

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U.S. Sens. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), today announced that a two-year authorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program is included in the end-of-year funding package that will be considered by Congress this week.

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Jacob and I are raising money to improve the tech program at Orofino High School. We want to see a new computer built for the tech lab and also order new headphones to bring the equipment up to date.

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OJSHS Drama competed at Drama I/II District competition in Coeur d’Alene in style. Orofino Booster Club funded sweatshirts for the entire drama troupe. The logo was designed by Jaque Criswell and printed by Kim Corkle of Sticker-Statement.

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Lewis-Clark State College’s Adult Learning Center will be opened for GED Orientation Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon.

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Larry Tressler donated a mountain bike to the winner of the third through sixth grade Veterans Day essay contest at Peck Elementary School. Larry read all the essays and picked the winning one. Jacy Firzlaff, a fourth grader, wrote the winning essay. Photo by Robyn Bonner

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I have been able to spend a couple of days this week at the Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) Convention.  Trustees Charity Robinson and Sarah McGrath, Trustee Elect Cristine Erbst, and Board Clerk Aspen Jared were able to attend.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Studio 205 Bear Costume Contest! Back left to right: 2nd grade, Annaliese Stamper, Scotty Kingen. 3rd grade, Ellie Nelson. 4th grade, Garrett Widener. 5th grade, Korbin Christopherson. 4th grade, Leighton Binder, (holding Isaac Binder’s ribbon and bear) …

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On Wednesday, Nov. 13, there will be a GED Orientation from 8 a.m. until noon.  This will be information towards getting your GED, college prep, or improving your reading, writing, and math skills.

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Please join Peck Elementary on Monday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 for a short Veterans Day assembly. 

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The Adult Learning Center (ALC) at the Lewis-Clark State College Outreach in Orofino can help you with those inquiries.

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The end of the first quarter is quickly approaching. Conferences later this week.  This is a great time for parents/guardians to connect with teachers on the progress of their students.  We attempt to keep the lines of communication open as we move through the year and conferences help solid…

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Orofino Elementary School wants to remind everyone there will be NO school for elementary students on Thursday, Oct. 31, due to parent/teacher/student conferences.

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OJSHS students and staff are busy beginning preparations for a Veterans’ Day program to recognize the contributions that veterans have made to our country.  

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Lights, camera, action! Orofino High School’s Drama team is once again taking the stage.

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Snow up high and 24 degree mornings is enough to make you think winter is here. Stay tuned as next week should warm up a bit.

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Another one gone!  The weeks continue to fly by as fall is here and winter is on the way.  Cold spell this weekend will hopefully return to warmer fall temps in the upcoming weeks.

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We are here to help you!  Free GED assessments will be available Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. til noon.

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Another super busy week but a productive week!

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A hearing for Timberline School Athletic Gate Fee was held just prior to the Joint District #171 Trustee meeting held at Timberline Sept. 16.

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Class members in attendance are: Front row (l to r): Patty Marsh Conroy, Leila Nejdl Crockett, Shirley Harvey Meyer, Connie Arvish Amburn, Marcia Powell Searle, Margie Jo Medlock Wylie, Julie Fine Burkey, Luanne Sutton Naccarini , Vickie Reece Johnson, Jean Fagan Shawver, Kay Dixon Neumayer,…

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The students and staff at Cavendish Teakean Elementary, Sicily Coburn, Hunter Gilbert, Cayuse Hanes-Miller, Rilee Henderson, Jenine Nord, Dimitry Sevostianov, JD Lopez, Owen Henderson, Dr. Garrett, Adison Standridge, R.J. Windham, Lily Feldmann, Elijah Sevostianov, Collin Galloway, Brooke He…

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Orofino Elementary first and second graders can receive free dental sealants and fluoride varnish to help prevent cavities, as part of Delta Dental of Idaho’s Grins on the Go program. Dental sealants fill the deep grooves of a child’s back teeth, where 90% of children’s cavities occur. The f…

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After studying United States Government, fourth through sixth grade Cavendish-Teakean students had the opportunity to meet him and ask questions at the Cavendish-Teakean Grange Hall. He stopped by Cavendish Elementary to meet the rest of the students.

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As we get back into the routine of school in session, please keep in mind the increased flow of student travel to and from our schools.  Safety always comes first.  Thank you for looking out for our students.

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BOISE, ID—State funding for higher education is down while the cost of college in Idaho is up, according to a new report from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy. A positive trend is that low-income students and students of color are enrolling at greater rates in Idaho’s public four-year inst…