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Longtime West Glacier teacher earns state award

February 23, 2019 at 3:00 am

Carolyn Wieringa of West Glacier Elementary School has been named the Montana Rural Teacher of the Year.The annual award, given by the Montana Association of County Superintendents of Schools, honors a rural educator who has demonstrated ex...

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KMS history lesson includes grinding wheat, churning butter

February 23, 2019 at 3:00 am

In Montana History teacher Kris Schreiner’s classroom at Kalispell Middle School there was an uncustomary setup on Tuesday — a pail of winter wheat, grain mill, strainer, half-gallons of heavy whipping cream, jars and heart-rate monitors.E...

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Staff shortages challenge special-ed programs

February 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

Facing a nationwide shortage of teachers — and special-education teachers in particular — schools in Montana are feeling it acutely as the number of students receiving special-education services is on the rise.Statewide there are 18,803 stu...

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Cost of special-ed services leans on local taxpayers

February 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

Along with recruitment and retention of qualified staff, funding is also an issue in special education, with more costs being covered by local taxes over time as opposed to state and federal dollars.As with general education, special-educat...

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Students pick their favorite poems for regional competition

February 09, 2019 at 3:00 am

Thirteen high school students breathed life into the words penned by notable poets through the centuries at a Poetry Out Loud regional competition held Thursday at Flathead Valley Community College.Flathead and Polson high schools, along wi...

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Equity initiative aims to include diverse mix of students

February 09, 2019 at 3:00 am

Flathead High School is looking to cast a wider net over students of diverse backgrounds to enter the International Baccalaureate program.And it’s making progress.More students from low-income families, for example, are taking International...

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Kalispell speech teams vie for No. 1

January 24, 2019 at 3:00 am

The Class AA speech and debate tournament returns to Kalispell this weekend, with Flathead and Glacier high schools contending for the championship title this weekend.The last time a Kalispell team held the championship title was Flathead’s...

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Whitefish upsets rival C-Falls for divisional win

January 21, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Whitefish High School Speech and Debate turned the tide on rival Columbia Falls with a first-place finish on home turf at the Class A divisionals over the weekend.Amassing 227 overall sweepstakes points, it marked Whitefish’s first victory ...

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Bigfork grabs 10th consecutive divisional win

January 21, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Bigfork Speech and Debate captured its 10th straight Class B-C divisional win in Malta over the weekend with 93 overall points. “Despite a down year with numbers, a bunch of sickness that depleted our divisional roster, (five kids unable to...

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Investigation yields no gun at Kalispell Middle School

January 15, 2019 at 5:52 pm

No gun was found in Kalispell Middle School following an investigation into an allegation that one was possibly located in a student locker.A letter from Principal Tryg Johnson and School Resource Officer Michelle O’Neil went out to staff a...

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