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Our event is coming up quickly, the first weekend in August, during the 1860 Days celebration. Registrations are still coming in and I am getting notices from those that will attend and register at the door. All the preparations are in the process of being worked out as the days rush by.

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Students at 124 schools across Idaho will receive free, fresh fruit and vegetables during the coming school year thanks to state-administrated grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra announced.

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Trustees of Joint School District 171 Board will meet at the School District office Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m.

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Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2019 spring semester can be viewed by media representatives at https://president.wsu.edu/spring-2019-honor-roll-out-of-state/.

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More than 2,400 students qualified for the U of I Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester. To be included in 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. The spring 2019 semester ended May 10.

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More than 450 students were recently named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC).

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The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Employee Association recently awarded four local high school graduates with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Memorial Scholarship, which recognizes local youth who demonstrate a passion for National Forests and care for their communities.

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Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded 85 students from its five-state territory a total of $212,500 in scholarships. The 22 2019 Scholarship Program winners from Idaho will each receive a $2,500 college scholarship.

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The district’s Policy Committee has tried hard to get together and move forward but with the hectic schedules it has been difficult.  We did get a good start on the 4000s but have not completed them. We will see if we can get together over the summer to continue.

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Wow!  What a busy time of year for all!  Amazing how much organization and effort has gone into the past few weeks!  

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The students at Orofino Elementary School took part in a Career Fair, May 22nd.  Grades 4, 5, and 6 listened to Mary Curtis with Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinic about Respiratory Therapy; Sean Simmons and Jesse Daniels with Nightforce with job opportunities; and Iola Plank with Clearwa…

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The Adult Learning Center provides quality instruction in reading, writing, math, and the English Language to help adults transition into college and/or prepare for the GED tests.  Services are available in Grangeville, Lewiston, Moscow, and Orofino.

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The Clearwater County Republican Women are again offering a scholarship of $350 to any eligible OJSHS, Timberline or home schooled senior girl in Clearwater County.

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Another week in the books and the end is in sight. Testing began this week at many locations and from what I hear it has been very successful. Thanks to everyone for helping this be a positive experience.

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High School students at Orofino and Timberline high schools, it is time to sharpen those scholarship pencils! Each year the Orofino Rotary Club Foundation offers two academic college/vocational trade school scholarships, one for each high school.

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Lewis-Clark State College’s Adult Learning Center is here to serve you. At no cost, GED tutoring is available for ages 16 on up.  This official GED site has friendly, trained personnel and we are here to help you reach your goals.

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High School students at Orofino and Timberline high schools, it is time to sharpen those scholarship pencils! Each year the Orofino Rotary Club Foundation offers two academic college/vocational trade school scholarships, one for each high school.

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Joint School District #171 will conduct a free developmental screening for 3-5 year old children on Friday, April 26. Screenings will take place in the morning at Orofino Elementary School, and in the afternoon at the Weippe Head Start. Child Find is a service of the State Department of Educ…

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Joint Schol District #171 will conduct a free developmental screening for 3-5 year old children on Friday, April 26. Screenings will take place in the morning at Orofino Elementary School, and in the afternoon at the Weippe Head Start. Child Find is a service of the State Department of Educa…

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Spring Break 2019 is in the book and we are off to the final stretch of the school year. This certainly doesn’t mean that it is the downhill slide from here. In fact, the pace is even faster than normal with state testing and spring activities coming at full speed.

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More than 400 professional educators from around Idaho will gather at the Coeur d’Alene Resort April 5-6, for the Idaho Education Association’s Delegate Assembly and Annual Meeting. These educators will be making decisions that direct the IEA’s ongoing work as well as discussing a variety of…

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Joint School District #171 will conduct a free developmental screening for 3-5 year old children on Friday, April 26. Screenings will take place in the morning at Orofino Elementary School, and in the afternoon at the Weippe Head Start. Child Find is a service of the State Department of Educ…

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LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, along with a local writing group Confluence Writers, will hold a Night of Reading open mic night on Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m. at the Center, located at 415 Main St.

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This is to notify the public that the members of the Joint School District 171 Board of Education will be gathered on March 13, at the District Office at 4:30 p.m., in Orofino, to meet with employee representation to discuss salaries/benefits/concerns for the 2019-2020 school year.

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The Orofino Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is accepting applications for its 2018-19 Returning Student Scholarship. (Deadline has been extended.)

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The Orofino Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is accepting applications for its 2018-19 Returning Student Scholarship. The deadline has been extended.

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Here we are with another weather related missed day.  Again, you never know what is truly going to happen with the weather.  Making decisions on the side of caution is the best we can do.  It looks like we are in for a few more days of winter weather before we catch a break.  Be safe in your…