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Cayuse Prairie receives sports equipment grant

September 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Cayuse Prairie School has received a $2,080 American Heart Association grant for new volleyball equipment.“The addition of this equipment creates more opportunities for students to participate in class. Students can now get twice as many re...

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Linderman school upgrade about half done

July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

A $5.8 million renovation of Linderman Education Center on Third Avenue East in Kalispell is about 45 percent completed.Inside one of the front entrances, bricks are piled on the floor, evidence of recent demolition work to remove bathrooms...

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Flathead senior embraces volunteerism with a big heart

May 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Under the outward appearance of someone who just likes to keep busy all the time, at heart, Payton Hallos is a dedicated volunteer making a difference in the lives around her.“I just have always been in a place where I just like to help peo...

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Schools get their own report cards under federal law

April 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Students aren’t the only ones who receive report cards monitoring their performance.The Montana Office of Public Instruction has released report cards summarizing the state of Montana schools online for the 2017-19 school year as part of a ...

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Local schools highlight needs, successes

March 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Flathead Valley Community College and Kalispell Public Schools hit the high points on programs and funding at the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Tuesday.Chris Clouse, vice president of academic affairs at Flathead Valley Com...

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Longtime West Glacier teacher earns state award

February 23, 2019 at 5:00 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 5:00 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 5:00 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 5:00 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 5:00 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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