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MSU Extension to offer weekly webinars

MSU News Service MONTANA — Montana State University Extension will offer several webinars that discuss economic effects from the current COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. each Thursday until April 23. The courses will be presented by MSU Extension specialists and economists from the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research and the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research to provide insight to how the coronavirus is currently impacting the economy in their areas of expertise. The webinars are free and open to the public. Week two will feature presentations that cover travel and recreation, agriculture and health care ...


OPI releases CARES Act funding estimates for Montana Schools

News from OPI MONTANA — The Montana Office of Public Instruction released preliminary estimates for how much funding Montana’s K-12 public schools will receive from the federal CARES Act stimulus bill that was passed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Of the $13.5 billion allocat...


Programs for children need donated supplies

Unified Command Center  LAKE COUNTY – Critical items are needed to protect food preparers in the Mission Valley, and donations are needed.  This is a request for masks, rubber gloves, large coolers, meal-size brown-paper bags, hot-food containers with sealing lids, and hand sanitizer,...


Office of Public Instruction

This week, I had a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to discuss national responses to the COVID-19 outbreak and how the U.S. Department of Education can assist Montana schools. I encouraged flexibility for Montana schools. We also discussed equitable alternative education delivery and...


Schools scramble to provide education during COVID-19 closures

LAKE COUNTY – The classrooms of all local schools are empty in an effort to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus sweeping the nation, but teachers and administrators don’t want their students to fall behind during their absence from school.  For now, schools across the state are clo...


Schools continue to provide meals during Coronavirus closures Schools continue to provide meals during Coronavirus closures

LAKE COUNTY – Though schools are closed for two weeks to reduce the spread of COVID-19, districts are making sure students are still fed. Since the closures, schools have given out hundreds of meals for students to eat at home to make up for meals they would have otherwise eaten in their school’s...


Free meals for kids available at the following locations

POLSON — While Polson schools remain closed, grab and go meals will be available for all youth under the age of 18 at the following locations and times:   Cherry Valley Elementary School – breakfast from 8-9 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Linderman Elementary School ...


Scientific curiosity encouraged during family night Scientific curiosity encouraged during family night

RONAN – Ronan students and their families explored the mysteries of the world during Family Science Night at the K. William Harvey Elementary on Thursday evening. “This event gives families an opportunity to come out, be part of the school community and get involved with their students,”...


SKC program allows children to study heartbeats SKC program allows children to study heartbeats

    PABLO – The science laboratory at Salish Kootenai College was recently filled with elementary students, all of whom had their eyes glued to their microscopes as they counted the number of heartbeats Daphnia, or water fleas, had for 20 seconds. This science experience emphasized that resea...


Scholarships available to every type of PHS student

News from Polson High School POLSON — Scholarships are available this spring to Polson High School graduates provided by the local Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation organization. Money for PSEF is generated by various fundraising events, donations from individuals and clubs, and from ...


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