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Glacier Lake School celebrates first graduate Glacier Lake School celebrates first graduate

ST. IGNATIUS – Wilson Hidy, 17, is the first student to graduate from Glacier Lake School, which also happens to be the first school in Montana with a student-directed learning program. “We are very excited to have our first graduate,” said Ben Kestner, the school’s co-founder. He started the school four years ago with his wife Lisa Pavlock. Glacier Lake School opened on Wild Rose Lane to offer students ages 4 to 18 a self-directed education. Students choose what and how they want to learn with assistance from staff members. The method is based on an education model utilized in places like Summerhill in the United Kingdom.  In those four years, the scho...

‘Night of Stars’ honors Swanberg for excellence in education ‘Night of Stars’ honors Swanberg for excellence in education

DILLON —  Retired teacher Carey Swanberg was inducted into the 2018 Education Hall of Fame when University of Montana Western’s Education Department and Alumni Office, in partnership with Stockman Bank, hosted the seventh annual Night of Stars on Saturday, April 21 on the Montana Western cam...

Western University names locals on Dean’s list

DILLON – The University of Montana Western named 600 students to the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List. To achieve this honor, students must be enrolled full-time or for 12 semester credits and carry a minimum 3.33 grade point average. The following local students were named:  Kane Lawson of ...

Ronan High students make history

News from Ronan High School RONAN — It was an event of firsts for Montana at the 2018 National Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, especially our own school in Ronan.  Ronan seniors Happy Cheff and Kelea Ilac medaled at the national level, competing ag...

Polson second graders learn to swim Polson second graders learn to swim

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation  POLSON – One hundred and four Polson second graders have been taught the basics of water safety and swimming in a series of eight lessons at the Mission Valley Aquatics Center this spring thanks to a collaboration between Mission Valley Aquat...

Daughterty named to Dean’s List at Maine Maritime Academy

CASTINE, MAINE – Maine Maritime Academy recently named 350 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. Connor Daugherty from Charlo, a Marine Biology and Small Vessel Operations major was named to the Dean’s list...

Honor roll for fourth semester 2017-18

Polson High School 4.0: Freshmen: Dakota Andersen, Nina Barfoot, Grace Hobbs, Ali Hupka, Ara Merger, Xavier Pierre, Mason Sloan, Kyra Spencer, Maggie Todd Sophomores: Violet Anderson, Bo Kelley, Trey Kelley, Summer Kovarik, Mesa McKee, Gabriel Mergenthaler, Josie Salois, Gwen Seeley, Davis S...

Salish Kootenai College celebrates 38th graduation ceremony Salish Kootenai College celebrates 38th graduation ceremony

PABLO – It was a day of accomplishment and celebration for graduates at the Salish Kootenai College as they received their degrees Saturday afternoon. “You are blazing trails for future students. You are blazing trails for your family, your children, for our community and for the professions y...

SKC Foundation appoints new executive director SKC  Foundation appoints new executive director

News from the Salish Kootenai College PABLO – The Salish Kootenai College Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Delaney as the organization’s Executive Director. Salish Kootenai College Foundation is the non-profit fundraising entity for the college, d...

Toussaint graduates with medical degree, thanks Charlo

News from Jean Paul Toussaint SEATTLE — Jean Paul Toussaint graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine on Friday, May 25, in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Toussaint will be a resident internal medicine physician for the next three years in Seattle at the University of Washington ...


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