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Pirate speech and debate team places fourth Pirate speech and debate team places fourth

COLUMBIA FALLS – On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Polson High School Speech and Debate team clinched a fourth-place team finish during competition at Columbia Falls.  The PHS debaters entered the competition prepared for the wrong topic due to a mix-up on the Montana High School Association calendar and had only a few minutes to prepare their cases. In addition to a fourth team finish, PHS students captured five separate event top ten finishes. Violet Anderson placed third in Impromptu Speech and eighth place in Informative Speech. Joe McDonald placed third and Hallie Tyler received fourth place in Public Forum Debate. Davis Smith placed eighth in Lincoln-Douglas Debates.


Ronan High School first quarter honor roll 2018-19

4.00 Seniors: Alexis Billedeaux, Emilee Cheff, Ethan Christopher, William Coe, Emilie Corley, Corbin Davis, Michelle Davis, Diana Diaz, Kara Holmlund, Tyler Joachim, Corina Normandeau, Nicolas Peterson, Sacorra Reum, Austin Taylor, Tiana Ulutoa, Aurrora Watkins Juniors: Daden Collicott, Brooklyn ...


MontanaPBS hopes to find Montana’s best-loved novel

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – As part of the nationwide search for America’s best-loved novel on the PBS-sponsored “The Great American Read,” a panel of seven Montana literary experts set out to determine the state’s best-loved novel through “The Grea...


Polson School Board adds new bus route

POLSON – Student safety was at the forefront of the Polson School Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 12. The board approved a bus route addition during the meeting. Transportation Services Director Mike Anderson proposed the addition due to an overcrowding issue on school bus routes 15 and 8. The new rou...


Arlee students perform Snow White Arlee students perform Snow White

ARLEE–The frenzy of producing a full-length play in less than a week has retained its magic in the 40 years since the first Missoula Children’s Theater production in Arlee. On Saturday, a high-energy crowd of 60 children from kindergarten to 12th grade transformed into woodland creatures, evil...


Heritage Night brings families together Heritage Night brings families together

POLSON – Linderman Elementary School was packed on Thursday evening with more than 550 people celebrating Heritage Night. Before the big night, students prepared a project to help them learn about their ancestors. They used that information to create a written project with illustrations to share wit...


Handmade hats warm heads, hearts Handmade hats warm heads, hearts

PABLO – As temperatures start to drop, the children at Pablo Elementary School will stay warm thanks to the donation of more than 200 hand-knit hats from a knitter in Pennsylvania.  “The students are very excited to get the hats,” said Kathy Smith, Pablo Elementary reading facilitat...


honor roll for first quarter 2018

Arlee High School Straight A’s:  Colt Crawford High Honor Roll (3.7 & above): Kiya Ironshell, Denny Nelson-Sween, Peyton Lammerding, Sara Schall, Tomi Brazill, MaKenzie Rieken, Rylee Belcourt, Donovin Hankin. Regular Honor Roll (3.3 - 3.69): Kanoa Palazzolo, Hailey Shepherd, F...


Arlee bolsters school safety, communication in wake of gun incident

ARLEE – At the first regular Arlee School Board meeting since a student brought a BB gun to school in a backpack, trustees took a series of actions concerning school safety.  An estimated 50 parents, community members and students attended the meeting.  While the Oct. 31 incident was th...


MSU plans online program to address rural teacher shortage

BOZEMAN — A new one-year, online master’s degree program in teaching that Montana State University expects to offer soon, aims to provide more access to education and help solve a critical schoolteacher shortage in rural Montana. The Montana Board of Public Education, which oversees public elemen...


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