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  • From The Desk of Principal Wilson

    Michael Wilson, Principal, Cascade Public Schools|Apr 25, 2024

    Spring break is in the rear-view mirror, fourth quarter is here, time is flying by. So let's buckle up. In the last couple weeks, a couple of high school students accompanied my Mr. Pettis competed in a math competition at Great Falls High. Wheels of Harmony from the Intermountain Opera in Bozeman performed for the entire school with three shows. Last Thursday was our Kindergarten and Jumpstart/Early literacy roundup. Students who attended Close Up and FFA state returned to the building with...

  • Due June 1: Scholarships from Benefis Foundation fuel dreams in medicine

    Kristen Inbody, Benefis Health System|Apr 18, 2024

    GREAT FALLS – Surgery on Josh Pepos' knee during his high school wrestling career changed the course of his life with a new perspective on what his path forward would be. Pepos is working toward his goal and his nursing degree at the Great Falls campus of Montana State University College of Nursing and plans to graduate in August with help from Benefis Foundation scholarship donors. Pepos received the Cecil and Dorothy Goodbrand Nursing Scholarship. The Benefis Foundation's Healthcare S...

  • Superintendent Arntzen to Host Ninth Community Discussion on Implementation of Public Charter Schools

    Montana Office of Public Instruction|Feb 29, 2024

    HELENA – Superintendent Arntzen will host the ninth monthly virtual community discussion focusing on the implementation of HB 549, Authorizing establishment of public charter schools by Representative Fred Anderson. This discussion will be held on February 28, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM via Zoom and will be moderated by the Office of Public Instruction’s Chief Legal Counsel, Rob Stutz. These are open opportunities for parents, families, teachers, school leaders, and legislators to participate. The theme is Local Accountability: How Rec...

  • Skylar Rispens, Montana Free Press|Dec 28, 2023

  • Superintendent Arntzen Opens Three-Day Meeting of the Math Standards Revision Taskforce

    Montana Office of Public Instruction|Jul 27, 2023

    HELENA – Superintendent Arntzen opened day one of a three-day meeting of the Montana Math Standards Revision Taskforce. The purpose of the standards review process is to assure that Montana public schools are setting high academic standards for all children of our great state. The goal is to serve our Montana students and educators with the best possible mathematics standards to guide instruction and prepare our students for their lives beyond the classroom. “Math is the foundation of learning and emphasizes my Back to Basics message,” said...

  • Superintendent Arntzen Submits Montana Indian Language Preservation Rules to Montana Secretary of State

    Montana Office of Public Instruction|Jul 20, 2023

    HELENA – Following collaboration with Tribal leaders in Montana, Superintendent Arntzen submitted newly proposed rules on the Montana Indian Language Preservation (MILP) program to the Montana Secretary of State. During the 68th legislative session, HB 287, sponsored by Representative Jonathan Windy Boy, was passed into law. HB 287 revises § 20-9-537, MCA, the Montana Indian Language Preservation program, to require tribes and partnering school districts to preserve and perpetuate Indian languages to help meet the state's educational goal of...

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