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  • Condon voters to decide on school levies

    Keely Larson, Editor|Apr 18, 2024

    For the first time in 12 years, Swan Valley School in Condon is presenting voters with two levies to vote on. A combination of factors like rising costs, increased need for technology to support education, a drop in enrollment and the loss of ESSER funds — money provided during the covid-19 pandemic to support schools — led to a general fund and technology levy to be presented to voters in a special election on May 7. “​​Our school has navigated the difficulties of staffing needs, the rising costs associated with maintaining a high standard...

  • Seeley second grader takes first place in statewide art contest

    Julia Berkey, Executive Director Keep Montana Green Association|Apr 18, 2024

    MISSOULA, Mont. - Hale Devins, a second grader at Seeley Lake Elementary School, took first place in this year's 63rd Keep Montana Green statewide art contest with his striking depiction of this year's theme: "Go the Extra Mile Each Time You Burn a Pile." Second and third place were awarded to Madysen Lines of Browning High School and Logan Kellom of Hobson, respectively. The top three winners were selected from over 800 entries submitted by participating educators on behalf of their art...

  • Public Meetings

    Local Government • Missoula County Commissioners Public Mtg, 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Courthouse Annex, Room 151, Missoula, 2pm. http://www.missoulacounty.us/government/administration/commissioners-office • Seeley Lake Community Council, 2nd Mon, 6pm, Seeley Lake Historical Museum & Visitors Center, 2920 Highway 83. For the agenda and virtual access visit the Facebook Page for Zoom link. http://www.missoulacounty.us/community/community-councils/seeley-lake-community-council • Swan Valley Community Council, 3rd Tues, 6pm, Swan Valley Commu... Full story

  • Jamie Matthew of Swan Valley School is Montana's Rural Teacher of the Year

    Keely Larson, Editor|Apr 11, 2024

    Swan Valley School is nestled in between the Mission and Swan Mountains and inside Jamie Matthew’s classroom, light from the east-facing windows glows beautifully. The wood on her reading loft seems to stand out in the 3 p.m. sunshine. Students had just been released, and Matthew hugged a former student in the entrance to the school before walking back to her classroom to talk about something she kind of hates talking about — herself. Matthew was designated the Montana Rural Teacher of the Year...

  • Seeley Elementary goes to four-day school week

    Keely Larson, Editor|Apr 11, 2024

    The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board voted unanimously on April 3 to change the school schedule from a traditional five-day school week to a four-day week structure. Starting next school year, the new calendar will include 29.5 hours of instruction each week, with a proposed schedule starting at 7:50 a.m. and going until 3:50 p.m. Per state law, schools are required to provide 1,080 hours of instruction — 720 hours for kindergarten through third grade — over the course of a school year at a minimum. The proposed school year will begin Aug...

  • Lesley Jungers

    Apr 11, 2024

    Lesley Jungers was born Lesley Carol Jochim on Jan. 23, 1970, in Bozeman, Montana. Lesley graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Elementary Education and with a minor in K-8 art. In the summer before her college journey, Lesley met Ed Jungers which eventually - after seven years Lesley would say - led to their marriage on Aug. 6, 1994. Lesley and Ed were blessed with the joy of raising three boys: Cole, born on May 6, 1996; Bo, on June 24, 1998; and Aaron,...

  • Valley elementary schools discuss switching to a four-day school week

    Keely Larson, Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    Both Seeley Lake and Swan Valley Elementary School Boards are discussing switching to a four-day school week. A couple nearby schools — Seeley Lake High School and Potomac School being two examples — have adopted the four-day school week schedule, and statewide, as of 2022, 222 schools operate four days a week out of 826 total schools, according to the state Office of Public Instruction. Staff, board members and parents at both elementary schools are weighing the pros and cons of making the switch. Factors like better staff retention and rec...

  • Election information for the Seeley-Swan, few local seats remain open and a new House District for Seeley Lake

    Keely Larson, Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    Ballots this year will include a variety of political representatives for people in the Seeley-Swan Valley to choose from as the calendar rolls closer to primary elections, and some opportunities for people to get involved in local boards or districts. So far, it doesn't look like voters in the Seeley-Swan will have any special district or school board elections to vote in, though the school board candidate filing period is open until March 28. Ballot language for things like levies could also b... Full story

  • Seeley Lake, A history of grit and resilience

    Tom Browder, Seeley Lake Historical Society|Mar 28, 2024

    When our community faces difficult times like these, it can help to look back at our history and see how tough and resilient we have been. Looking at the photos and exhibits in the Historical Museum at the Barn shows what the people who built Seeley Lake went through, and how we became what we are today. In the early 20th century, when the first major timber sale took place in Seeley, loggers worked under conditions hard to imagine today. We have photos of winter camps, since trees were cut during the winter and logs skidded to the frozen...

  • Seeley Elementary Superintendent to leave following the school year

    Keely Larson, Editor|Mar 21, 2024

    Seeley Lake Elementary School Superintendent Josh Gibbs will step away from his position at the end of this school year. His contract ends June 30. After four years at Seeley Elementary, Gibbs is taking a position as the principal at the high school in Colombia Falls, which he said is a step up in his career, but is also closer to both his and his wife's families in the Flathead area. "I love it here in Seeley Lake and I think the school and the teachers, all the staff, we've made great gains...

  • Dancing is good medicine, Supaman performs in the Seeley-Swan Valley

    Keely Larson, Editor|Mar 21, 2024

    Dressed in traditional regalia with a sound mixer, projector and speakers set up in the Seeley Lake Elementary School gymnasium, Christian Parrish Takes The Gun said good morning to his audience. "Are you happy?" Parrish Takes The Gun, a member of the Apsáalooke tribe, asked. "Yeah!" the Seeley Elementary students replied. "Turn to your neighbor, shake their hand, and say I'm glad you're happy," Parrish Takes The Gun said. A moderately muffled but in-tandem response floated through the...

  • Keeping winter activities alive

    Garry Swain|Mar 14, 2024

    The winter of 2023/2024 brought a ton of sunshine and blue skies to Seeley Lake, and it also brought a ton of challenges for the ROCKS team as we struggled to keep our winter recreational areas functional and fun. No strangers to adversity, we who rely so heavily on the weather, everyone persevered. While our winter activities looked a wee bit different from normal years, we skated and we skied whenever we could. As we maintained the yurt with the Nordic Ski Club, we marveled at the ingenuity with which they forged ahead with a paltry amount...

  • Eagles soar over Lolo

    Seeley Lake Elementary Parent Teacher Club|Mar 7, 2024

    The fans were on their feet as the Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles girls basketball A Team won their first home game of the season, second win of the season, on Feb. 28. The Eagles sixth and seventh graders battled the eighth-grade Lolo Lynx taking the lead in the final minutes of the fourth quarter and coming out on top. The first game of the night, the Eagle's B Team fell to the Lolo Lynx 24-40. "We have a very young team with no eighth graders on this year's roster," said Coach Scott Taylor....

  • A broken bridge changes Snow Joke course

    Keely Larson, Editor|Feb 22, 2024

    On the first day of February, the 2022 UltraRunner of the year was walking along Highway 83 in Seeley Lake. Adam Peterman, who won the 100-miler Western States Endurance Run in California and the World Trail Championship in Thailand in 2022 and who is a member of Run Wild Missoula, had just finished test running the new course for the Snow Joke Half Marathon - a 13.1 mile race held on Feb. 24 in Seeley Lake. Trisha Drobeck, executive director of Run Wild Missoula - a nonprofit devoted to...

  • Handmade trails, Lack of snow doesn't stop Seeley's Biathlon

    Keely Larson, Editor|Feb 8, 2024

    Under a sky threatening rain, Chris Lorentz was explaining to some Seeley Lake Elementary students what they were about to do. Tuesday before the Seeley Lake Biathlon on Feb. 3, Lorentz set up targets on the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trails and Friday the students were given a preview. "These are our local kids," Lorentz, race director of the Seeley Lake Biathlon, said. "I don't mind giving them a little bit of an edge." On Tuesday, the snow was thin, but Lorentz was confident in pulling off the...

  • Glacier Country Tourism hosts public meeting in Seeley, Tourism pros and cons discussed

    Keely Larson, Editor|Feb 8, 2024

    On Jan. 31, about 30 people including Seeley Lake residents, nonprofit representatives and Missoula County government officials gathered in the cafeteria at Seeley Lake Elementary School to discuss the town's struggles and suggestions regarding tourism in the area. Glacier Country Tourism — recognized by the state of Montana as the official marketing and management organization for western Montana — started developing its destination stewardship plan in response to the covid-19 pandemic in 2021. Racene Friede, president and CEO of Glacier Count...

  • In memory of LuciAnn Manz, age 85, of Seeley Lake

    Feb 8, 2024

    Aug. 17, 1938 - Jan. 21, 2024 LuciAnn C. Manz of Seeley Lake, Montana passed away on Jan. 21, 2024, at Continental Care and Rehabilitation, Butte, Montana of natural causes. She was born on Aug. 17,1938 in Missoula, Montana; the first born of three children to Lucien Joseph and Mary Lucille (Smith) Croonenberghs. LuciAnn, in her early years of life, grew up between Missoula and Seeley Lake where the extended family had a cabin on the lake, a place she truly enjoyed in any season. After beginning elementary school in Missoula, her eighth grade...

  • Grants offer rural development opportunities

    Jean Pocha, of the Pathfinder|Jan 18, 2024

    January marks the beginning of the second year of the Missoula County Rural Grant Program, Commissioner Juanita Vero said. Both Micro Grants for up to $500 and Impact Grants for projects $501 to $4,000 are designed to support community projects outside of city limits. Missoula County has opened the second round of Impact Grants and is continuing to accept Micro Grant applications to support community-driven projects that enhance the quality of life in rural areas of Missoula County. Following a...

  • Joy Marie Jedrzejek-Clemens 1955 - 2023

    Jan 4, 2024

    Joy Marie Jedrzejek - Clemens, 68, of Indian River, Michigan, passed away on Oct. 11, 2023. She was born on Aug. 20, 1955, in Lincoln Park, Michigan. Joy, a beloved daughter, sister, mother, aunt and wife will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Joy was a beautiful, loving, and creative soul with a great sense of humor. She was known for her artistic talents and her passion for painting and drawing. Joy owned and operated a sign business and was a skilled sign painter. She also worked in...

  • Archives for Jan. 4

    Jan 4, 2024

    Twenty years ago... Thursday Jan. 8, 2004 Public meeting Jan. 14 on Pyramid issue with DEQ There will be a most important public meeting at Seeley Lake Elementary on Wednesday, January 14th at 7: p.m., following an earlier meeting at 6:00 p.m. Anyone interested in the economic and environmental health of Seeley Lake needs to be in attendance. At issue is whether or not the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) places Pyramid Mountain Lumber on the Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup...

  • Seeley Lake Historical Society - Keeping the Past Alive

    Tom Browder, Seeley Lake Historical Society|Dec 7, 2023

    For more than 20 years, the Seeley Lake Historical Society has worked to expand our knowledge and understanding of the history of the Seeley Lake area. We do this by maintaining the Historical Museum at the Barn and presenting programs and events of interest to the community and our schools. Our museum is open Thursday - Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. through Memorial Day, at which time we transition to seven days per week. You can also reach us via email at slhistory@blackfoot.net, Our website...

  • Free music classes offered for students

    Jenny Rohrer, of Alpine Artisans|Nov 30, 2023

    The teacher shortage in Montana hits communities like the Seeley-Swan Valley hard, and that is particularly true with music teachers. The most recent music teachers for Seeley-Swan High School, Seeley Elementary and the Swan Valley School left for other teaching jobs after several years in the schools, leaving our schools searching to find replacements. Seeley Elementary was able to persuade former kindergarten teacher Sheila Devins, a 2022 finalist for Montana Teacher of the Year, to stay on...

  • Dance group coming to Seeley Lake

    Jenny Rohrer, of Alpine Artisans|Nov 30, 2023

    To kick off the holiday season, Alpine Artisans’ 2 Valleys Stage is presenting Missoula’s outstanding dance troupe, Bare Bait Dance, with their holiday show, The Night Before at Seeley-Swan High School on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. Founded and directed by Joy French, Bare Bait Dance is a professional, contemporary modern dance company. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, Bare Bait operates Westside Theater in Missoula. Now in its 13th year of producing professional dance concerts in Western Montana, Bare Bait Dance is bringing a little joyful creativity to...

  • Seeley Lake Elementary gets grant to continue out-of-classroom learning

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Nov 23, 2023

    Seeley Lake Elementary School will keep its technology, outdoor education, tutoring and other extracurricular activities after the school announced it received another five-year, competitive federal grant. The school won the Nita M. Lowery 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, valued at $150,000 annually. Bridget Laird, a high school English teacher and former SLE teacher, wrote the application for the grant, which she also received for eight years beginning in 2015. While funding from the first grant ran out at the end of 2022, SLE was...

  • Archives for Nov. 23

    Nov 23, 2023

    Thirty-five years ago... Thursday Nov. 24, 1988 Shakespeare in Seeley The 11th Annual “Shakespeare in Seeley” produced by Seeley Lake Elementary seventh graders will hold a community performance Tuesday evening (Nov. 22) at 7:30 p.m. This year’s Shakespeare is “Macbeth,” a tragedy in which a Scottish nobelman’s and his wife’s greed and ambition result in murder and eventual deaths. The play is the final phase of first quarter social studies and literature with units of study on English language development, English royal history, and the cultu...

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