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I want to take a moment once again to thank everyone involved with all of the graduations!  Your organization and efforts shined through! I am extremely proud that we are able to celebrate all of the graduates and all of their hard work over the years! Thank you!

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The following supplies listed have been determined as the necessary materials for each student to have in order to be prepared for school each day. Since these supplies are necessary for a student to be be prepared for class, parents may be asked to replenish during the year should your chil…

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Trustees of Joint School District 171 will meet for their regular meeting via Zoom on Monday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m.

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Another very tough week for JSD171 with an accident taking the life of Orofino Elementary sixth grader Gavin Ehlinger-Sherard.  We are saddened to hear of such a tragedy.  The district is offering counseling and support to anyone who feels they need it.  OES was open Thursday and Friday with…

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Despite challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic including a transition to remote learning midway through the semester, a total of 501 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction this spring, LC State administrators announced.

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The past few months have had their fair share of uncertainties. Data, guidelines, recommendations and rules change almost daily as our communities settle into a different world. There has been one common denominator that continues to rise to the top, and that is celebrating our students and …

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Upriver Youth Leadership Council hosts an annual fundraiser solely to sustain the Teen Center. Typically this breakfast is held right at the end of the school year. Due to COVID, it has been rescheduled to October 2.

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Natasha Pence graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT on May 9 with a PhD in Biochemistry. Natasha is an 11 year Maniac from the class of 2009. She plans to continue her research in a multi-year post-doctoral position at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Natasha is …

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Sady Olive’s “Homeschool Project” was taking “Cookie” on a visit to the equine dentist (also shown in photo to the left). Equines need regular dental care just like people. Cookie is 34 years old and needs her teeth checked regularly. If your student has a “Homeschool Project” you would like…

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Tami Wayt was recently selected as the KLEW TV Community Hero of the week on Friday, May 9th, 2020. The 6:00 p.m. broadcast featured her work with the Joint School Dist. 171 Food Pantry at Orofino Elementary. This important program helps provide meals for the weekend to area youth and their …

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Thank you all for recognizing and appreciating all of the hard working and well deserving teachers and staff this past week and over the year. I am very proud of the work we are doing. We will get better and better as we go and plans are already being discussed for next year on how to implem…

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This spring at Boise State University, 2,785 students were eligible for 3,232 degrees and certificates, with 785 students eligible for honors; 389 cum laude, 311 magna cum laude and 85 summa cum laude.

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More great news!  USDA has lifted restrictions and Joint School District 171 will be able to continue the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs. JSD171 will continue to provide breakfast and lunch meals for children 1-18 years old.

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We invite you to attend this popular program last offered in 2015. We will be exploring several topics related to hay production, from harvest management and hay varieties, to weed management, marketing, and how to succeed with a small-scale hay operation.

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The Idaho State Board of Education today approved revisions to its re-entry criteria for schools to resume normal operations.

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The Idaho State Board of Education learned today that nearly $48 million in federal CARES Act funding will be available to public K-12 education in Idaho to help mitigate effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Idaho STEM Action Center Foundation was established in October 2017 to raise and distribute funds for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education opportunities in Idaho for teachers, students, and communities.

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Congratulations to two of OJSHS Maniacs’ own poets, Taylor Fox and Clayton Larsen!  They both had winning poems in the 2020 Stories of Our Collective Future Writing Challenge.

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Members of Idaho’s congressional delegation and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth say Idaho counties will receive a total of $23.9 million in payments this year under the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program.  The funds are administered through the U.S. Forest Service and based on a formula that…

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This document is the Idaho State Board of Education minimum re-entry criteria for school districts and charter schools to return to normal operations. In order to move from soft closure operations to normal operations for staff and students, school districts and charter schools shall conside…

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Orofino Elementary School is actively supporting our students and families with additional meals and supports. Every Friday, parents may pick up additional food/materials if needed. This helps support families beyond the meals delivered on the buses. Call the OES office for details, 208-476-…

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Joint School District 171 will continue to provide Grab-And-Go essential meal services at multiple sites for children who need nutritious meals while schools are closed.

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COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (March 25, 2020) -- Two student projects from Kamiah High School earned Best in Fair at the 2020 Northern Idaho Science and Engineering Fair, and one from Coeur d’Alene High School garnered Fair Runner Up. They were among 85 projects that 135 students from a dozen North …

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As we continue to navigate through new waters I want to thank each and every one of you for holding true to your professional obligations while dealing with everything else we call life.

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It only takes a few days for things to change quickly.  

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On Wednesdays, March 11 and 25 the Lewis-Clark State College Adult Learning Center will have their GED Orientation from 8 a.m. to noon.  Beginning at 8 a.m. sharp, we will show what our program has to offer and answer any questions you may have. After the orientation, we will begin the asses…

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American Association of University Women are offering up to a $500 scholarship to a nontraditional student; someone who has been in the work force and has returned to school. 

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Another amazingly event filled week!!!