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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:

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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.

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Lewis-Clark State College Adult Learning Center will be having GED Orientations in September. 

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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…

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Trustees of Joint School District 171 will meet virtually via Zoom for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.