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Winter has certainly settled in this past week. With the cold temperatures comes facility challenges. We are currently having difficulties getting heat in our gymnasiums at OES and OJSHS.  This is due to supply shortages, contractor delays and unforeseen electrical challenges. 

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A total of 875 Lewis-Clark State College students made the honor roll for the fall 2021 semester, college officials have announced.

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Timberline STEM students created egg vehicles that had to survive a crash. Awesome job! Shown back row (l to r): Ole Morris, Terry Strom, Levi Smith, Justin Stuart and Jaimie Binder. Front: Daniel Sproul, Ava Fullen, Nya Bonner and Devyn Sparrow.

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The Trustee election was held Nov. 2, for Zones 4 and 5. The unofficial results are Jesse Daniels in Zone 4 and C. Brian Craig in Zone 5. Please take the time to welcome our new board members when you have the opportunity.

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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, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

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The Joint School District 171 Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the Orofino Elementary School gymnasium, as well as via Zoom and live on YouTube.

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The district had an annual safety inspection last week. Overall, a pretty good outcome, but still some areas we need to address maintaining emergency exit lighting and concrete sidewalk repairs that continue to deteriorate. We will continue to use the recommendations as a guide as we budget …

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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.