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FCHS should start school by end of this week

August 20, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Students attending Franklin County High School will be meeting in the Idaho National Guard Armory, 594 N. State in Preston, as early as the end of this week if arrangements can be finalized. Preston School Superintendent Joel Wilson said officials were working on the transition last week. “Ken...

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Back-to-school: Agencies issue safety tips

August 20, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Several agencies have issued the following back-to-school tips for students, parents, motorists and bus riders. STUDENTS  • Always walk or ride to school with a friend. • Stay with a group and don’t be a loner. Have a good, close friend. • Pay attention to all traffic signals...

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Police need help locating missing teen

August 20, 2013
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Police need help locating missing teen

  The parents of a 16-year-old Utah County girl who went missing Friday are asking the public for help in locating her. Indica Huddleston of Alpine left home after a disagreement with her parents last week and has yet to make contact with any friends or family. Her parents believe she could be in...

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WSSD introduces new teachers

August 17, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Three new teachers will greet students in the West Side School District when school begins. Emily Transtrum, from St. Charles, will be teaching at the Harold B. Lee Elementary School in the second grade. She graduated from Utah State with a degree in elementary education. Nate...

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Evans’ potting soil work table idea wins award

August 16, 2013
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Preston High School ag teacher Josh Evans demonstrates his potting
soil work table at the high school green house recently. The table eliminates
waste when students are planting seeds or transplanting flowers.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A Preston High School FFA ag instructor has received a prestigious award and will be presenting his work at a symposium in Las Vegas, Nev., in December. Josh Evans, who teaches greenhouse and agricultural science classes, has been selected as the 2013 Region 1 winner of Ideas Unlimited...

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Junior high principal excited for new curriculum

August 15, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Preston Junior High School Principal Curtis Jenson is looking forward to adopting the Common Core State Standards this upcoming school year. The standards emphasize college and work readiness skills. “I’m excited for the change and for the tools that it offers. I’m hoping to see a lot of great...

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Back to the Armory

August 13, 2013
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Governor OK’s building for FCHS    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County High School has a new home, again. Students attending Franklin County High School will be meeting in the Idaho National Guard Armory, 594 N. State in Preston, as soon as the details can be worked out. Some patrons of the...

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Back-to-school vaccinations available

August 9, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor School will be starting in a couple of weeks in Franklin County’s two school districts. Public health officials are reminding those with school-aged children they need to think about back-to-school immunizations. “It is important to note children in preschool and grades K-12 must meet immunization requirements,” said Tracy...

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Preston schools implement new curriculum

August 7, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Preston schools have adopted a new curriculum that will be implemented this upcoming school year. The curriculum will focus heavily on math and English in hopes of creating a generation better prepared for either post-secondary education or the workforce. Though Preston has adopted the new curriculum, Preston will not...

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5-star rating: Beutler Middle School highest scoring in state

August 7, 2013
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5-star rating: Beutler Middle School highest scoring in state

By SPENCER BARZEE  West Side Superintendent DAYTON – The Idaho Department of Education released official results from a star-rating system, which rates schools on a scale of one through five. Scoring a five is the highest rating a school can receive. One of the most notable achievements in the state of Idaho was Beutler...

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