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Dealing with back-to-school butterflies Dealing with back-to-school butterflies

Anxious feelings about the startup of school generally affect both parents and children. Parents may not look forward to stricter bedtime practices and the return of homework routines. Children’s concerns generally center on their clothes, friends, or academic abilities. Fears about new teacher(s) are common as are worries about whether something should happen to their parents while they are at school.  Parents can ease back-to-school anxieties by first checking in with themselves. Parents’ feelings about school easily transfer to children and affect their attitudes and behaviors. Taking a positive approach to school and the routines it requires, cues your children that ...


Glacier Lake School hosts informational events

News from Glacier Lake School Glacier Lake School will host two back to school informational events this week during which the public is invited to learn more about the Mission Valley’s self-directed school.  The first event is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Hangin’ Art...


Two Eagle River School bus routes announced

For the start of the school year the bus routes will be as follows: BUS #1-Mike Kenmille (407-5776): Hot Springs: 6:40; Elmo: Hall-7:10 BUS #2- TBD: Pablo; off the beaten path areas–call the school to arrange ride. BUS #3-Meloney Wolf (370-8369): Moiese Valley-6:15; Charlo: Coulter’s-6:5...


Arlee schools get new superintendent Arlee schools get new superintendent

Jim Baldwin looks forward to first year as Arlee superintendent After 42 years of working in education, all over Montana, Arlee’s new superintendent says that he’s found the place he plans stay for the rest of his career. “This school here will be my last school,” he said. ...


Childhood immunization protects individuals, communities

The approach of a new school year brings with it a hefty to-do list: school supplies must be purchased, new routines established – and children of some ages must be vaccinated. As back to school tasks go, immunization is seriously consequential for the health of children and their classmates. Just 1...


New principal starts at Polson High School New principal starts at Polson High School

POLSON – On Aug. 29 Peter Hamilton will start his first school year as principal of Polson High School, and he is excited. “One of the coolest jobs is being a high school principal,” he said. He said that he looks forward to living near the lake and serving the Polson community. Af...


Polson Middle School principal changes schedule, approach Polson Middle School principal changes schedule, approach

POLSON – Tim Finkbeiner, principal at Polson Middle School, says that in order to guide students through the “roughness” of their pre-teen years, his school needs to be more cohesive – and he’s making changes to achieve that cohesion. Last year was Finkbeiner’s first ye...


St. Ignatius school receives high level award St. Ignatius school receives high level award

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius School District is a trendsetter in the awards department from the state.  “We are in uncharted territory,” said High School Principal Shawn Hendrickson.  The Montana Office of Public Instruction honored the school with the Platinum Award for ...


Ronan student awarded Montana Community Foundation scholarship

News from the Montana Community Foundation HELENA – The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) awarded $431,550 in scholarships to 138 Montana students for the 2018-19 academic year.  Marissa Mock, of Ronan, was awarded a $1,100 T. Eugene Young Montana’s Promise Scholarship. Eac...


A1 Auto Transport offers scholarships

News from A1 Auto Transport Inc. MONTANA — One of the leading auto transport and international moving companies in the nation, A1 Auto Transport, will award eligible students in Montana with scholarship awards ranging from $250 to $1,000 per year. Students must be enrolled at any university, trade...


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