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Students learn about different cultures during diversity conference Students learn about different cultures during diversity conference

ARLEE – Issues concerning diversity were at the heart of a two-day conference at the Arlee High School where students learned about several different countries. “With race related tensions in our country, it’s important for students to have positive exposure to diversity,” said Anna Baldwin, teacher. “I want them to come away from this with a real idea of what diversity looks like outside the reservation.” Baldwin organized several workshops with collaborative help from teachers and several students for the event. The first day was filled with activities around film and music, and the second day held discussion and more cultural activities. The proj...


Students learn about different cultures during diversity conference

ARLEE – Issues concerning diversity were at the heart of a two-day conference at the Arlee High School where students learned about several different countries. “With race related tensions in our country, it’s important for students to have positive exposure to diversity,” said Ann...


Linderman ‘Students in Good Standing’ rewarded Linderman ‘Students in Good Standing’ rewarded

POLSON — Ice cream and a game of dodgeball were enjoyed by Linderman Elementary third grade Students in Good Standing last week.  The fun came about after Darcie Laud and the other third-grade teachers — Jon Gustafson, Keryl Lozar, Sandra Ranson, Stephanie St. Clair and Brittany Simonich ...


Ronan speech, debate team takes third at first meet Ronan speech, debate team takes third at first meet

STEVENSVILLE – Ronan High School’s speech and debate team kicked off their season on Saturday in Stevensville with a promising start.   Though they only had 15 of their 25 competitors at the meet, the Chiefs and Maidens were able to secure a third-place finish in the Class A Sweepstakes, ...


Polson speech team members place at Stevensville

STEVENSVILLE – Polson High School’s speech and debate team took 13 competitors to the inaugural meet of the season at Stevensville on Saturday. Three PHS students came away with seventh-place finishes: Nathan Depoe in dramatic interpretation, Makauly Morrison in extemporaneous speaking and Vio...


Teens gather to learn suicide intervention skills Teens gather to learn suicide intervention skills

RONAN – One of Kylei BigBow’s friends died by suicide last year. The 17-year-old Polson High School student was so overcome with grief from the loss that she decided she needed to do something about the issue. “I wanted to take that grief to help conquer this,” she said of suicide....


Comics ask kids to suspend political correctness for assembly Comics ask kids to suspend political correctness for assembly

CHARLO – Two speakers traveled to schools across the Flathead Indian Reservation last week to share a message of inclusion wrapped in a comic routine. The speakers stopped in Charlo on Tuesday, Oct. 17 and while they were there also told students about the 4th Annual Indigenous Film Festival showing...


Eyeballs, guts, brains support school theater program Eyeballs, guts, brains support school theater program

RONAN – Drama students at Ronan High School are working on a scary project for Halloween to help fund their program. Drama teacher Jessica Davis wanted to develop a haunted house with her students, so when the theater arts budget was cut in half this year, due to the school’s funding shortage,...


‘Books for Babies’ support appreciated ‘Books for Babies’ support appreciated

Babies start learning from the moment they are born. The Upsilon chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a group of local current and retired women educators, has sponsored the “Books for Babies” project since 1997. Each year the Upsilon women provide book bags to approximately 240 babies and their parents...


Father involvement project kicks off with pizza

News from Polson Schools POLSON – A dads’ and kids’ pizza party to kick off a new innovative father involvement program called WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 at Linderman school.  A sign up pizza night at Cherr...


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