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Eighth-graders present peer mediation program

POLSON — “Peer mediations are not usually this good,” Wyatt Lytton told the audience at the Superintendent’s Community Council.  Lytton, Alisha and Melina Jore, Sharidan Russell and Claire Bick are all 8th graders at Polson Middle School (PMS), and they were demonstrating how they put what they learn in the Peer Counseling Program at PMS.  The Superintendent’s Community Council, started by Polson Superintendent Sue McCormick and continued by present Superintendent Dave Whitesell, gathers community members for breakfast and an informational program on the Polson School District. And it was the middle school’s turn on Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. ...


Ronan robotics teams to compete in state tournament

RONAN — The crowd will roar after every move on the field, and teenage emotions will soar in anticipation this weekend in Shroyer Gymnasium on the campus of Montana State University. But it’s not your typical high school competition.  This Friday and Saturday, the Ronan High School and...


Polson Middle School students raise money for Haiti aid

POLSON — Nanook of the north hats, stocking hats, baseball caps, cowboy hats, gardening hats — all sorts of hats were bobbing down the Polson Middle School halls on Thursday, Jan. 28.  It’s unusual for hats to be worn at PMS because it’s against the rules. But the PMS Student ...


Dance workshop gets feet moving in Arlee

ARLEE — On Friday morning, the rhythmic pounding of African drums and squeals of glee from young dancers echoed across the Arlee Elementary School gymnasium during a visit from African dance teachers Tarn Ream and Michael Meyer. The African dance and culture workshop was one of the school’s Fr...


Pablo science session adds problem solving skills, fun to after school program

PABLO — For Pablo elementary students in the after school program, science is more than just fact gathering and data computing. For these lucky third and fourth graders, science is a concrete, hands-on activity that is actually ... fun.  Along with 60 other schools across the United States, Pab...


Students rally to aid Haiti relief efforts

ST. IGNATIUS — Little more than week after a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, the city at the heart of one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, St. Ignatius Elementary students have joined what the Red Cross says may be the largest relief effort in the organiza...


Change for change: kids help fund education in Middle East

ARLEE — Some whisper; some chant; some are silent except for the copper clinking in their hands. It’s Pennies for Peace time again in Arlee Elementary teacher Sibley Ligas’ second-grade class, and the youngsters are turning piles of loose change into neat stacks, meticulously counting each ...


Principal candidates interview, visit Polson

POLSON — Rob Hankins, Jim Howard, Thom Peck and Tom Wissink took a look at Polson and Polson High School on Jan. 14 and 15.  The four men were in town to interview for the position of Polson High School Principal.  According to Polson Superintendent David Whitesell, the four candidates ...


York leaves Linderman for OPI position

POLSON — Linderman Elementary School Principal Steve York will be leaving School District #23. York’s last day will be Jan. 22, and he starts his new job at the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) on Feb. 1. York’s title at OPI will be Deputy Director/Assistant Superintendent of Educational ...


Charlo wins in scholarly competition

CHARLO — At the academic bowl last Wednesday, Charlo Middle School Academic Bowl team defeated three other Lake County middle schools in an all day competition.  The academic bowl is a scholarly competition that consists of written and oral exams in history, science, math, logic and English. Te...


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