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Lewiston School district selects architectural firm for school construction decisions

Lewiston School district selects architectural firm for school construction decisions

On Monday, February 23, 2015, the Lewiston School District voted to name an architectural firm to work with the board on resolving issues surrounding the building or remodeling of the old high school.

The architectural firm of LKV/RGU was voted as the number one finalist. According to the Idaho Observer, school board member Dale Yochum said that educational persons familiar with LKV/RGU spoke highly of the firm. Besides that, Yochum felt it was a plus to have a local firm involved in any future plans of the school district.

"This is wonderful news. We have yet to hear from the District, however, I can speak for both LKV and RGU that we are extremely excited about the opportunity to work with the District and the community of Lewiston," Amber Van Ocker of LKV said in an email statement. "Educational facility design is a true passion for both of our firms and we are thrilled to be a part of the future educational design goals of the Lewiston School District".

Lewiston has been mired in a dispute over whether to rebuild or remodel the old school. Monday's action took a step in resolving that issue.

Jump Start Grant funds kid clients

Jump Start Grant funds kid clients

Thanks to funding recently awarded to the Clarkston High School FCCLA program through a $2,000 Jump Start grant, CHS Freshman, Katelyn Bittle, is working to teach elementary students about the value of a dollar.

The Washington Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) notified Clarkston FCCLA Advisor, Debbie Romesburg, that her grant proposal for the high school's Financial Fitness Project was selected for funding. Bittle is utilizing these funds for her FCCLA project "Kid Cents," which runs now through the month of March. Through her project, Bittle will present to sixth grade students at each of the four elementary schools in Clarkston, providing information on wants vs. needs, as well as saving for the future.

Bittle states that she plans to use grant money for project supplies, such as piggy banks for all sixth graders, a billboard encouraging parents to teach kids the art of saving, and various project supplies. Funds may also help with travel to the FCCLA State, and possibly National Leadership Conferences.
 

LCSC Anthropology Club to host Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser Feb. 20

LCSC Anthropology Club to host Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser Feb. 20

The Lewis-Clark State College Anthropology Club is holding its Third Annual Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, February 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Lewiston Elks Lodge. Proceeds from the event will go to students participating in a field school in Ecuador in May/June 2015. The field school involves undergraduate research, service learning, and the acquisition of Spanish language skills. 

 

The Mardi Gras event includes a silent auction, casino-style games (with play money provided), prizes, and dinner for $25 per person. Attendees can skip dinner at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy the rest of the night from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm for only $15. Last year, thanks to the generosity of the community, the club raised over $3,000. This year the goal is set higher at $5,000. 

 

The majority of participants in the field school are first-generation, low-income students who have never traveled beyond our region. Mardi Gras Casino Night supports undergraduate students by helping them to reduce their individual participation costs of $3,500. 

 

Adopt a seat at LCSC Silverthorne Theater

Adopt a seat at LCSC Silverthorne Theater

The Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theatre upgrade is nearing completion and is in the final stretch of its fundraising campaign. $15,000 in cash donations is needed to upgrade the lighting and curtains in preparation for the first production scheduled for March 25 - March 29, 2015.

 

Individuals can donate towards this project by adopting a seat for $200.  A personalized name plate will be placed on the seat in recognition of your support.  Donors are also invited to be a guest at the first production – The 1940’s Radio Hour by Walton Jones, in the newly renovated theatre.

 

To donate visit www.lcsc.edu/giving or you can mail donations to:

 

LCSC Foundation

Attn: Adopt-a-Seat 

500 8th Ave.

Lewiston, ID  83501

Clarkston School District to provide immunization services

Clarkston School District to provide immunization services

The Clarkston School District announced Friday they will provide immunization services to Clarkston students.

LCSC Director of College Communications announces resignation

LCSC Director of College Communications announces resignation

Lewis-Clark State College's Director of College Communications, Greg Meyer, announced his resignation today.

"I am leaving LCSC to pursue other opportunities. My last day as LCSC Director of College Communications is Feb. 27. A search for my successor is being conducted," Meyer said in a statement.

So far there is no word from the college as to when a replacement for Meyer will be announced.

Clarkston District Spelling Bee set for January 28

Clarkston District Spelling Bee set for January 28

Ten winning students from five Clarkston schools will compete to be named as district champion at the Clarkston School District Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m at the Walla Walla Community College. The public is welcome to attend.