Trustees of Joint School District 171 will meet virtually via Zoom and at the Orofino Elementary gym for their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m.
USDA announced they are extending funding on emergency feeding programs through December 2020 (or until funds have been exhausted), to help schools get food to children.
Students at 118 schools across Idaho will receive free, fresh fruit and vegetables during this school year thanks to a state-administrated grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra announced.
The Lewis-Clark State College Adult Learning Center free GED assessment tests will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. They are located on 416 Johnson Ave. Room 3. Space is limited due to Covid-19, so please call to sign in, and bring your masks. Their number is 208-792-2503. This …
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:
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.
(BOISE) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set new income guidelines for the free and reduced price meals provided to students in schools operating the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, and for free milk in schools operating the Special Milk Program.
FIRST Lego League “RePLAY” 2020-2021 season for the Clearwater Atomic Robotics team kicks off August 17 at 5 p.m. in room 202 of the VFW building in Orofino, Idaho. Any youth ages nineto 14 years old are welcome to come join the fun – PLAYing with robots! The teams will build and program a…
Lewis-Clark State College Adult Learning Center has a different address. They are in the same building on 416 Johnson in Orofino, but are now in Suite 3.
I am excited to say that after all of the planning and hard work that has gone into opening school this fall we are closer to being ready for students face to face! The Board of Trustees approved an opening plan on Aug. 3 which has been submitted and approved by North Central Region Public Health.
Loads of things happening around the state in regards to opening school this fall. The State Board of Education has released a “Back to School Framework” to help guide districts in their protocol and policy decisions.
The LCSC Adult Learning Center is here to help you achieve your GED! On Thursday, July 9, at 8:00 a.m., we will have an orientation that will answer your questions and start you on this journey.
The following students have made the most recent President’s List (which requires a 4.0 grade point average) at Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston. They are:
Joint School District #171 Board Trustees gathered virtually for their regular school board meeting June 15, to wrap up a most challenging and unusual school year while continuing to plan for reopening in the fall.
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!
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…
The Orofino Homeschool Group had an end of the school year celebration at the Orofino City Park on June 19. Food, games, and prizes were part of the fun with a nice cool off in the splash pad and ice cream afterwards.
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…
The Lewis-Clark State College TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program has established internet hotspots in Kamiah and Kooskia to help better serve the 280 middle school and high school students in the two cities who are taking part in the college’s program.
A University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene faculty member has secured a $2.7 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to establish and study online professional development for math coaches in rural school districts.
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.
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 …
After much consideration and consultation with Idaho Public Health, Clearwater County Extension has decided to cancel the 2020 Sixth Grade Forestry Tour due to COVID-19 risks.
Jace Sams, 16, a Kamiah High School junior, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a “President’s Volunteer Service Award.”
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.
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 …
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…
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 …
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…
The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts is calling high school seniors with an interest in theatre to create a short video for a chance to win one of two $1,000 scholarships for Fall 2020.
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.
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.
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.
In the Dry-Land Pasture Management program we will look at how grazing, weed management, forage species, and fertilization affect pasture productivity and health.
The University of Idaho is offering landowners a program whereby they can learn to, increase wildlife on their property, incorporate wildlife into their other land management goals, and enhance biodiversity.
Orofino, Cavendish, and Peck Elementary Schools would like to extend a warm welcome to new kindergarten students and parents for the 2020-2021 school year. Unfortunately, due to continuing social distancing protocols within the district, we will not be able to hold the traditional Kindergart…
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.