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Pablo students celebrate season

PABLO — Pablo Elementary students honored both the Christmas season and the memory of a beloved teacher with a holiday program Dec. 22.  With a packed house of parents, grandparents and siblings in the school gym, choir teacher Kathy Briney led five choirs of kindergarten through fourth-graders in traditional carols and some contemporary numbers like “The Santa Claus Rock.” The fourth-grade choir also presented a special tribute called “Peaceful” to Mariea Blake, a former second-grade teacher who passed away in September.  Blake was a fixture in the Ronan-Pablo School District for many years, Principal Frank Ciez said, and taught at Pablo Elemen...

Students learn service through holidays

ST. IGNATIUS — A week before Christmas, 23 St. Ignatius Middle School students went on a Walmart shopping spree. But they were buying gifts for people they’d never met, and according to their teachers, it isn’t too often you see kids so excited about helping others. The students are part...

Holiday choral concert features area students

RONAN — Voices of 130 students from four high schools joined together in a performance for a packed house Dec. 14 at the annual Mission Valley Christmas Choral Festival Concert. Ronan High School hosted the event, and choirs from Charlo, St. Ignatius and Thompson Falls came to sing holiday favorites al...

Elementary-age cowgirls, cowboys perform

POLSON — “Christmas at the OK Corral” hit the stage at Polson High School on Dec. 15 starring about 140 second graders from Linderman School.   Second grade teachers Julie Calhoun, Sheri Delaney, Kris Nordberg, Melinda Orchard, Jennifer Seifert and Kristin Wilson combined their clas...

Arlee classrooms get boost from ‘Friends’

ARLEE — Thanks to the work of a dedicated group of volunteers, Christmas came early this year for teachers at the Arlee School. Friends of Arlee School, Inc., gave $7,500 in art supplies, microscopes, musical instruments, software, calculators – and even dogfish for dissection — to kinderga...

Polson speech places in sweeps

POLSON — Polson High School’s Speech Debate and Drama team traveled to Whitefish for a meet on Dec. 11. The PHS drama competitors placed third, and the speech students earned second place in sweepstakes, or team scores.  Policy Debaters Kelsey Koberg and Logan Nutzman first place finish h...

Ronan finishes 2nd at Corvallis

CORVALLIS — The Ronan High School Speech and Drama team finished second place in drama with 49 points, three points behind Corvallis and one point ahead of divisional rival, Libby, at the Dec. 3 and 4 Corvallis Invitational. Elsie Bold finished in first place in Pantomime for the third time this sea...

Ronan speech and drama takes 1st at Whitefish Invitational

RONAN – The Ronan High School speech and drama team earned 87 points and a first place team finish at the Whitefish Invitational tournament on Saturday. The team outpaced division rivals Libby, in second place with 60 points, and Polson, in third place with 45 points.  “This was truly a t...

Students present ‘Wizard of Oz’

RONAN — They’ve been sewing, painting, designing and rehearsing for months, and now Ronan Middle School students are finally ready to present their first musical to the community. “The Wizard of Oz” plays Dec. 10 and 11 at the Ronan Performing Arts Center, and director Rita Tingey cou...

Students shine in lip sync show

On the day before Thanksgiving, Ronan Middle School sounded like a jukebox. And while students in the “R” Gobbler Lip Sync Dance Show weren’t making the music, they managed to entertain the whole school with their creative and often hilarious performances. The show was purely for fun, ph...

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