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Mayoral elections held at Linderman School

POLSON — The red, white and blue-striped voting booths were set up, and a line of voters were ready to cast their ballots. No, it’s not already general election day. These voters were fourth graders at Linderman School, and they were choosing a mayor and assistant mayor for each village, or classroom, on Sept. 8. In Mrs. Ellis’ room, students who wanted to apply for the mayor’s position put their names on the board. Then each child had to give a speech telling fellow students why he or she would be a good choice for mayor.  Mayoral candidates in Mrs. Perry’s room also had to give speeches. Some students made posters to hang in the halls. Candidate Ol...


School lunch offers whole grains, fruits, veggies

POLSON — “Lunch dude” Jim Steiner reported on changes in the school lunch program for the Polson school board at the Sept. 13 meeting. “If you don’t know it, I have a great food service staff,” Steiner said. “They work very hard every day.” Steiner and hi...


Three new teachers join Ronan High School staff

RONAN — Ronan High School welcomes three new teachers to the 2010-2011 high school. “I love being involved in the lives of young people,” English teacher Ryan Wells said. Wells replaces Ryan Fisher who recently became the school’s vice principal.  Originally from Hamilto...


Ronan, Pablo schools lead fight against bullying

Last May, a concerned parent of a K. William Harvey student wrote a letter to the editor, informing the community of an issue that she considered grave and worthy of the Lake County’s attention: bullying.  “We need to help out whether they are the bullies or the bullied,” parent Sel...


K. William Harvey welcomes four new educators

RONAN — K. William Harvey Elementary School introduced four new instructors to their staff for the 2010-2011 school year. Three teachers and an administrator have joined the faculty at K. William Harvey, adding a wide variety of skills to the talented and dedicated staff.  Carla Isle hails from...


Polson introduces new teachers

POLSON — School began on Aug. 30 for students in Polson. Many new teachers have joined the staff of School District 23.  Polson Middle School Polson Middle School’s new Spanish teacher is Melissa Martin.  Martin taught at Centerville High School, Valier High School, Lone Rock...


St. Ignatius School gets technology upgrades

ST. IGNATIUS — Monday was a little like Christmas at the St. Ignatius School. Superintendent Bob Lewandowski and technology coordinator Matt Lyon spread plenty of back-to-school cheer as they handed out 10 brand new iPads to administrators and school board members — part of a plan to upgrade to c...


Charlo welcomes two international students

Charlo — Imagine it: A mere teenager and embarking on your first international adventure. Bracing yourself for a new culture, a new language, a new family and hopefully a few new friends. This year Charlo has opened its school doors to a few such adventurous teenagers — Azharra Al Farid and Gv...


Flexible teacher proves valuable asset to Charlo School

CHARLO — Charlo teacher Mindy Cox likes to float under the radar, but even as low key as she tries to be, there’s no denying she’s one of Charlo’s most beloved educators. The University of Montana track athlete came to Charlo in 1994, with the idea that she would teach elementary s...


Mod renovation to begin soon

POLSON — School starts on Aug. 30 and so does remodeling on the modular buildings on the west side of Polson High School. The building trades class will be doing the construction work under the guidance of instructor Darin Gunlock. So far, 14 high school students are signed up for the class, as well...


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