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UM grant to boost Native American STEM education

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – The University of Montana has been awarded a two-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to launch a pilot project to enhance American Indian participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Aaron Thomas is an associate professor of chemistry and director of UM’s Native American Research Laboratory. He said the funding will establish the American Indian Traditional Science Experience on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The AITSE project will generate an innovative approach that uses a diverse set of partners – including after-school, hands-on learning opportunities and long-...


Homecoming parade continues through smoky skies Homecoming parade continues through smoky skies

CHARLO – Thick smoke from nearby forest fires couldn’t smother the Charlo Vikings’ homecoming celebrations on Friday.   Festivities began with a student body pep rally in the gymnasium followed by the annual homecoming parade that made its way down main street in front of hundreds o...


PHS holds College Fair

POLSON —High school juniors and seniors from Polson, Ronan, Charlo, Two Eagle River School, Mission Valley Christian Academy, and Thompson Falls, along with their parents, are encouraged to attend Polson’s College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 10– 11:30 a.m. in the Polson High School Gy...


SKC offers STEM courses for high school students SKC offers STEM courses for high school students

POLSON – Salish Kootenai College is now offering coursework to local high school students through a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy.  Eight students from Ronan, Polson and Two Eagle River high schools will study biology, chemistry and statistics in conjunction with researc...


Polson Reads Program needs volunteers

POLSON — Do you have 30 free minutes once or twice a week? Would you like to make a real difference in the life of a child? Be a part of the Polson Reads Program. Volunteers in this program spend 30 minutes once or twice a week helping students to succeed in reading. We need volunteers for grades...


Polson School Board approves new levies Polson School Board approves new levies

POLSON – Acting on authority given it by the state Legislature, the Polson School Board last week approved two new levies for area property owners.  By a vote of 6-1 with Shane Orien dissenting, the board approved a $133,900 levy representing 4.62 mills for the elementary district and a $64,700...


Local schools affected by MHSA reclassification Local schools affected by MHSA reclassification

As prep athletes from around the Mission Valley make their way back into the gym and out on the field, they will notice a slight change in their upcoming scheduled opponents.  Back in November during an executive board meeting, the Montana High School Association (MHSA) approved a new set of enrollme...


Risky teen behavior report indicates some positive trends, increased mental health issues Risky teen behavior report indicates some positive trends, increased mental health issues

Submission from the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA—The Montana high school results from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey have been released today by the Montana Office of Public Instruction and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The biennial survey, conducted in F...


Governor Bullock announces preschool opportunities in Montana communities Governor Bullock announces preschool opportunities in Montana communities

MONTANA – After securing the first-ever state investment in publicly funded preschool, Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the STARS Preschool grantees and highlighted the importance of this investment for Montana families during an event at the Head Start in Billings. “More Montana kids w...


Gallatin makes notable academic achievement

News from Rocky Mountain College BILLINGS – Jared Gallatin, of Polson, was named to Rocky Mountain College’s Spring Dean’s List. Having maintained a 4.0 GPA, Gallatin was noted as having high honors.


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