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Arlee students cook indigenous foods, 'taste the past' Arlee students cook indigenous foods, 'taste the past'

ARLEE – In the Arlee Family and Consumer Science classroom, high schooler McKaryss Fisher carefully chopped morel mushrooms and fried them in a pan. It was similar to the work she does in her everyday cooking classes, except for one thing: the food in the recipe was native to the Flathead Reservation. The cooking event was part of a school-wide event on Oct. 14 known to many as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Salish caterer Trina Felsman taught Arlee students from kindergarten through high school about how she hunts and gathers food near her home on the reservation and then makes dishes full of indigenous ingredients.  Felsman’s company is called Qene’s Catering....

MSU collaborates with Native communities to launch equitable research partnerships

MONTANA — Montana State University has launched a planning initiative that will involve Montana tribes in a “true equitable partnership” during every step of research that involves Native entities. The university began the collaboration recently during the inaugural MSU Tribal Partnershi...

Student enrollment is up statewide, but dwindling numbers threaten to squeeze rural schools

MONTANA — Like rural school administrators across Montana, Terry Public Schools Superintendent Joe Krause keeps a close eye on his enrollment numbers.  The Terry district, which serves Prairie County, population 1,100, has 134 students this school year, said Krause, who’s new to the super...

Polson educator receives Presidential Innovation Award Polson educator receives Presidential Innovation Award

Polson Middle School students held their sixth annual Harvest Dinner on Thursday evening in celebration of the fall bounty, which was harvested from the school’s vegetable garden. Family and friends gathered in the middle school’s lunchroom for a buffet-style dinner that the students worked ha...

School safety professional development grants available

News from the Office of Public Instruction  MONTANA — State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced that applications are now available for school districts to apply for school safety professional development grants.  House Bill 601 was passed by the 2019 Legislature at the request of ...

Healthcare facility gives back to schools Healthcare facility gives back to schools

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare As a community-owned healthcare facility, St. Luke Community healthcare is showing support for local youth activities by donating $25 for each well-child check to the athlete’s school.  Rob Alfiero presented a check to the Ronan High School for $2,37...

Arlee high school celebrates homecoming week Arlee high school celebrates homecoming week

ARLEE – It was a week of festivities in Arlee as students, alumni, faculty and staff celebrated the 2019 homecoming. Students at the high school kicked off their Warrior and Scarlet school spirit with a hall-decorating contest on Monday. The junior class won the contest, followed by the seniors and ...

Families learn about health at after-school night Families learn about health at after-school night

POLSON – About 300 people recently filled Linderman Elementary School to learn about staying healthy and share a nutritious meal. The families attended the first fall health and wellness resource night for elementary students from Polson schools.  Each student was given a “passport&rdq...

2020 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship now open for applications

HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship.  The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship was created to promote volunteerism among hi...

State test scores show little change in math, English proficiency

 News from the Office of Public Instruction  MONTANA – The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2018-2019 school year statewide assessment results for elementary and middle school students. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is used to show proficiency in math and Engli...

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