Valley Journal
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Polson doctor receives honor for anti-smoking education Polson doctor receives honor for anti-smoking education

POLSON – The fifth-grade classes at the Polson Middle School gathered on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate and congratulate Dr. Cara Harrop for her 15 years of dedication to delivering an anti-smoking message to students in the Mission Valley.  “We are fortunate to have someone to come and give of her time for free for the last 15 years. That’s quite an accomplishment,” said award presenter Bob Mazurek.  Mazurek told more than 60 students assembled in the middle school’s lunchroom that he had sat down and figured out that in the last 15 years Harrop has spoken to more than 5,000 Lake County fifth graders about the dangers of tobacco use. Harro...


School meal participation rises statewide, locally

ST. IGNATIUS – It’s easy for St. Ignatius students to be fueled up and ready to learn thanks to the two hot meals they’re offered at school each day — free of charge. “Not being hungry is one of our most important considerations for students as far as academic achievement,&rd...


FAST & FURIOUS FAST &  FURIOUS

RONAN – The “Ballers” dodgeball team ducked, dived and dove their way through 24-team brackets to win the third annual Ronan Spring Sports Dodgeball Tournament Championship at the Ronan Event Center on Friday evening. The event is billed as the “Largest Dodgeball Tournament in West...


Millions awarded to improve rural student outcomes

News from the University of Montana  MONTANA – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $10 million to establish a National Center for Rural School Mental Health. Dr. Ryan Tolleson Knee, a University of Montana social work professor, will co-direct the new center. Researchers an...


Fundraising for student photography trip underway Fundraising for student photography trip underway

PABLO – Between classes, five teenagers met to discuss the upcoming trip for their photography class. When told they would fly to New Mexico by airplane, all five glanced up in unison; some giddy, others nervous. Only one member of the group has traveled by air before.  Starting Sept. 15, Two E...


Dixon honor roll for 2019 second trimester

Fourth grade : Dylann Elverud, Reese Swensen   Fifth grade : Tyler Boye, Amelya Delay, Mark Ioli, Katie Porter, Adele Ranney, Rylee Swensen, Abigail Wagner   Sixth grade : Charlie Elverud, Jayna Hale   Seventh grade : Brittan Griego, Henry Ranney, Jayden Whiteha...


Donations help support Charlo outdoor complex

CHARLO – The Charlo Community Outdoor Complex committee received a substantial donation towards the funds needed to build a rubberized track for the Charlo Sports Complex.  The Charlo American Legion Post 126 presented CCOC chairman Harley Coleman with a check for $2,000 in support of the proje...


After-school film class for high school students begins March 6 After-school film class for high school students begins March 6

News from MAPS Media Institute  RONAN — The MAPS Media Institute will bring filmmaking to eighth- to twelfth-grade students at an after-school class at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County, beginning March 6.  Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from...


Children share poetry

From the Missoula Writing Collaborative   Children in schools on the Flathead Indian Reservation are working with professional writers to create poems during a weekly workshop developed by the Missoula Writing Collaborative. This is a poem by Amelya who was working with writer Anna Zumbahlen.  ...


Children share work

From the Missoula Writing Collaborative  Children in schools on the Flathead Indian Reservation are working with professional writers to create poems during a weekly workshop developed by the Missoula Writing Collaborative. This is a poem by Sadler, a fifth grader from Ronan, who was working with p...


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