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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!!!  

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What an exciting time for the High Schools of JSD171. Several Maniacs competing at State in Wrestling and Spartan Boys Basketball competing in the State Tournament after winning Districts! Congratulations to all that have had a hand these successes.

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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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As the weeks move forward the feeling intensifies for the final push as well as for the planning of the 2020/2021 school year. The legislature is in session and with that brings the potential for some big changes in education.  It is always interesting to see where the dust settles in a few months.

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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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Lewis-Clark State College Adult Learning Center can help you with information about getting your GED.

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Kathleen Tetwiler, seventh and eighth grade Band and Choir instructor for Orofino Junior/Senior High School and the 6th grade Orofino Elementary School Band instructor was recently awarded the 2020 Idaho Music Educator of the Year award by the Idaho Music Educators Association.

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Here we are again with another busy week under our belts.  The weather is teetering on winter and spring and so far we have been fortunate that the roads have been in good enough shape for buses thanks to the road crews.  I am sure that winter is not over yet so keep in tune as we coordinate…

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The Joint School District 171 Spelling Bee was held at Timberline on Monday, Feb. 10.  Eight students competed for the first and second District champion title. Going 20 rounds and finally winning first place with the word, Dulcinea was Kyd Bonner from Timberline Schools. Second place champi…

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Lewis Clark Early Childhood Program (LCECP) teacher Sarah Frye and Clearwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Walt Wilkinson are shown (top photo) with some of the Orofino LCECP students on pajama day, held Friday, Jan. 24 at the school.

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January 2020. Gone. Unbelievable.

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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.