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Charlo celebrates homecoming week Charlo celebrates homecoming week

CHARLO – The Charlo Lady Vikings volleyball squad opened homecoming weekend on Thursday evening with a non-conference 25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23 win over visiting Class B Mission Lady Bulldogs. Kassidi Cox led Charlo with 21 digs and 10 assists. Liev Smith had nine kills and 17 digs. Junior setter Connor Fryberger set the pace for the Lady Vikings with 16 assists. Bella Hawk served three aces. Kira McPhail had four of the Lady Vikings seven blocks, and Carlee Fryberger had 11 kills. On Friday afternoon, the community turned out to show Viking pride during the school’s annual homecoming parade. Later that evening, the football action began. In a clash with reigning state...


Construction of new Linderman gym underway

POLSON – The second phase of the three-phase Linderman Gymnasium construction project began last week as crews from Swank Enterprises moved equipment and building supplies onto the site.  “The project is right on track for a winter 2020 completion,” said Rex Weltz, Polson School Dis...


Art Docent Program seeks volunteers

POLSON — The Art Docent Program at Linderman School is a volunteer based art history program that allows students to become immersed in art, through classroom instruction. In this program a docent is a volunteer that is trained to present art related information and lessons in the classroom. If you ...


Montana takes comprehensive approach to school safety

News from Elsie Arntzen, State Superintendent, Montana Office of Public Instruction MONTANA – As parents send their children into the new school year and teachers welcome them into the classroom, safety is on everyone’s mind. When it comes to student safety, the Office of Public Instruction ...


Tester announces $3.5M grant for SKC

News from U.S. Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY – U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that Salish Kootenai College will receive a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant to fund an Indigenous Research Center on their campus in Pablo. “Tribal colleges and universities provide studen...


Meetings cluster at SKC

News from SKC PABLO — The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation, the HI5-CCE (High Five Needle Pine-Crown Continent Ecosystem) Management Group, Salish Kootenai College and the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes are sponsoring two days of annual meetings and a Saturday field trip. The meeting...


Community comes together to celebrate children, school Community comes together to celebrate children, school

POLSON – Several community groups and local businesses offered students and their families an opportunity to combine summer fun along with preparation for the upcoming school year on Saturday with a Day of Hope back-to-school wellness fair. The event was located in downtown Polson on Third Avenue We...


Dixon School celebrates 100 years Dixon School celebrates 100 years

Story and photos by Rob Zolman / Valley Journal DIXON – If the walls of the Dixon school could talk, they might tell stories of all the things they have witnessed from horse-drawn wagons to dusty chalkboards and could tell tales about the hundreds of students and teachers who walked the halls and sa...


Youth risk behavior survey: Fewer students engaged in risky behaviors in 2019

News from the Office of Public Instruction MONTANA —The results of the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey are now available from the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Nintey-five  percent of Montana middle schools participated and 94 percent of high schools participated.  The biennia...


2019 Mission Valley Schools' opening dates

Mission Valley schools open on:   Arlee — Monday,  Aug. 26   St. Ignatius — Wednesday, Aug. 28   Charlo — Wednesday, Aug. 28   Ronan — Wednesday, Aug. 28   Polson — Wednesday, Aug. 28   Dayton — Tuesday...


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