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MANCHESTER, NH-Samantha Leidheiser, a 2020 Orofino High School graduate, has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) summer 2021 President’s List. Eligibility for the President’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.7-4.0 and ear…

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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, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m.

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Lewis-Clark State College student Nate Drobish has been named one of five Top Student Awards $5,000 scholarship winners by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), while two other fellow collision repair technology majors, Nick Brown and Hanna Selzer, recently earned $4,500 scholar…

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LCSC Orofino Adult Learning Center is offering free GED assessments on Thursday, Sept. 16. Orientation begins at 8 a.m., followed by the GED assessments.

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Students at 123 schools across Idaho will receive free fresh fruit and vegetables during the coming school year thanks to state-administered grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra announced.

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The JSD#171 Child Nutrition department has received three FFVP (Fresh Fruit and Vegetable) grants through USDA. The goals of the FFVP are to Increase students’ fresh fruit and vegetable consumption, expand the variety of fruits and vegetables that student’s experience, positively impact stud…

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The JSD171 Safe Re-Entry Plan for 2021/2022 was approved by the Board of Trustees for Joint School District 171 at their regular meeting Aug. 16.

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The Kamiah School District and Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) are partnering to offer an Open House Back to School Family Extravaganza on Aug. 25 from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. in the Kamiah Multi-Purpose Room (Lunchroom).

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Parents, Guardians, and Students – We are excited to get students back in the building on August 25. I hope everyone has had a restful and productive summer. We have lots to look forward to here at Orofino Junior/Senior High School (OJSHS) as we continue our work on building a positive and s…

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Trustees for Joint School District #171 met at Orofino Elementary School Library for their regular meeting July 19. Following the approval of minutes, bills and claims, and because there are no building reports during the summer break the board moved right into the discussion portion of the …

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University Communications and Marketing at the University of Idaho is pleased to release the list of graduates during Spring Commencement.

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The Joint School District 171 Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, at Orofino Elementary Library. The meeting is also accessible virtually via Zoom Link or may be watched live on YouTube.

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LCSC Orofino Adult Learning Center is offering free GED assessments on Thursday, July 8. Orientation begins at 8 a.m., followed by the GED assessments.

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As we wind down the school year, the excitement of summer is in the air.  Staff and students are busy finishing projects, curriculum and plans for next year.  As we reflect on this past year, we need to recognize several of the bright areas.  

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On May 8, at 7 p.m., Breyer called the meeting to order. 

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Orofino Junior-Senior High School can now boast about award-winning filmmakers in their midst. Three current seniors won Best Documentary Film in this year’s Kiwanis Teen Film Festival with their film, Special Olympics Documentary. Annie Vaage, Mattie Drobish, and Arie Sween won a trophy and…

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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.