Barb Thomas presented several positions she believes the Challis school district could use to improve its image and employee relations at the Oct. 9 school board meeting.

Mackay FFA members cleaned up a stretch of highway on Sept. 17, as they’ve done every year for more than two decades.

A new access control system goes into effect at Mackay schools on Monday, Sept. 9, as school district officials continue to look for ways to ensure the security and welfare of students and staff.

Challis students return to their classrooms on Monday, Aug. 26, for a full day of school.

Seven Custer County youths reported they learned about making healthy choices and made new friends at the drug-free youth summit in Coeur d’Alene last month.

Challis Elementary School received a $10,299 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's fresh fruit and vegetable program. 

It may be known by three names, but Challis school trustees and Superintendent Lani Rembelski agree they need to hold a workshop to tweak the district’s continuous improvement plan. That plan is also known as a strategic plan and school-wide improvement plan.

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Results in grade-level proficiency scores for Challis students covering the last five school years range from a low of 4 percent on the math section for one cohort to highs of 50 percent in reading and 57 percent in science for two other age groups of students, Superintendent Lani Rembelski …

You could tell that Challis school board members were a bit jealous of fifth-grade students in Stephanie Strand’s class who reported on their BaseCamp experiences at the board’s June 12 meeting.

Challis students involved with the Custer County Coalition lunch and learn program are bound for a four-day Idaho drug-free youth leadership summit in Coeur d’Alene June 18-21.

The 2019 Challis FFA banquet was held on May 2 at the Challis Legion Hall. More than 50 people attended.

There have been seven dropouts at Challis Junior-Senior High School this school year, Student Council President Charlie Bullock told Challis school board members last week. And, he’s been denied a student meeting about it and other issues, he said.

Challis schools will receive $223,000 in federal funds from the Secure Rural Schools Act, formerly known as forest reserve funds, according to school district Business Manager Shawna Getty.

Challis Elementary School students in grades 4 through 6 developed science fair projects for the recent school science fair. Each student conducted his or her own experiment, recorded data and analyzed it to see if it helped to answer the guiding question they had developed.

Summer work projects in the Challis school district this year focus on water valves, a French drain and new desks.

Ongoing maintenance and repair needs were discussed at th April 10 meeting of the Challis school board.

Mackay High School has been awarded a $2,000 Northwest Farm Credit Services rural community grant for the cold water fish facility at the school.

Deep in the royal swamp, a selfish princess makes a promise to befriend a lonely frog after he retrieves her golden ball from a well. But what happens when the princess tries every trick in the book to break her promise?

Seven members of the Challis academic team competed at the March 14 East Idaho regional science bowl competition sponsored and organized by INL.

Challis and Mackay high schools will field a joint girls’ softball team for the next two years, with approval of a cooperative club sports team by trustees of the Challis and Mackay school districts.

The perennial topics of sports and activity bus travel occupied Challis school trustees at their Jan. 9 meeting, as did board reorganization, a discussion of possible new career technical education classes and approval of an overnight natural resource education trip for fifth graders.

Voters decide March 12 whether to renew a $400,000 annual supplemental levy for the next two years for the Challis school district's operational fund.

An expanded lease between the Challis school district and the Bureau of Land Management means an additional $52,742 in revenue annually, school board members learned last week.

Challis High School students who took the ACT standardized test to assess college readiness scored slightly behind their statewide peers on average composite scores for each of the past five years, a report shows.

Challis school board members have approved an increase from half-time to three-quarters time for the two Stanley School teachers.

Challis sixth-graders trekked through parts of Yellowstone National Park in October as part of the Expedition:Yellowstone program.

An admission fee to junior high athletic events in Challis is needed, school board members were told by Superintendent Lani Rembelski.