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School board approves superintendent contract

RONAN — At a Ronan/Pablo School Board Meeting Monday, the board unanimously approved the contract for Superintendent Andy Holmlund until 2013. Holmlund’s contract was extended from two years to three years. Indian Education Coordinator Leslie Caye presented the Mid-Year Indian Education Report and officially opened up the two week period in which members of the Indian community can make comments on the report. The Indian Education Report is the culmination of the most recent data that is required by board policy. The comments will be reviewed by the school administration.  Caye holds a Public Forum for the Indian Education Report every third Wednesday of the month at ...


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 ...


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 ...


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