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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.

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Eastern Oregon University named 564 students to the Dean’s List for the 2020 fall term. Qualifying students achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded EOU coursework.

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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, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

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A total of 2,815 students qualified for the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester, which ended Dec. 18, 2020. To qualify for 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.

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Ethan Jared, a Timberline artist, wins the gumball dispenser built and donated by Denny Knight of Pierce for the Timberline Student Art Show.

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LEWISTON, Idaho – A total of 910 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2020 semester, LC State officials announced on Wednesday.

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The Orofino Adventurer 4-H club is excited to learn about the start of Archery, Junior Robotics, and Mars Rover projects. All projects require 4-H registration and dues at the extension office.  Archery (ages 11-18) is a six week project starting Feb. 5. 

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Orofino Maniac Knowledge Bowl team is still competing--virtually. With the Covid crisis, our area league chose to shift the meets online rather than call off the entire season. The first meet was hosted by Jt. District #171, and went rather well using Zoom as the platform.

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The Joint School District 171 Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Orofino Elementary Library, with a limit of 10 people and masks are required. The meeting is also accessible virtually via Zoom Link or may be watched live on YouTube.

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Trustees of Joint School District 171 Board will appear virtually via Zoom and YouTube for their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

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Guess who has firewood? It’s our own art teacher, Mrs. Sonesa Lundmark. Mrs. Lunkmark is the winner of our Drama Fundraiser, and she now has a cord of red fir for her wood stove.  If you haven’t seen the ad campaign that the drama students created, be sure to check them out on our Maniac Fac…