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Articles with the Tag: schools

Student enrollment is up statewide, but dwindling numbers threaten to squeeze rural schools

MONTANA — Like rural school administrators across Montana, Terry Public Schools Superintendent Joe Krause keeps a close eye on his enrollment numbers.  The Terry district, which serves Prairie County, population 1,100, has 134 students this school year, said Krause, who’s new to the super...

School safety professional development grants available

News from the Office of Public Instruction  MONTANA — State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced that applications are now available for school districts to apply for school safety professional development grants.  House Bill 601 was passed by the 2019 Legislature at the request of ...

Families learn about health at after-school night Families learn about health at after-school night

POLSON – About 300 people recently filled Linderman Elementary School to learn about staying healthy and share a nutritious meal. The families attended the first fall health and wellness resource night for elementary students from Polson schools.  Each student was given a “passport&rdq...

2020 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship now open for applications

HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship.  The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship was created to promote volunteerism among hi...

State test scores show little change in math, English proficiency

 News from the Office of Public Instruction  MONTANA – The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2018-2019 school year statewide assessment results for elementary and middle school students. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is used to show proficiency in math and Engli...

Bullock welcomes MT students, educators back to school

News from Governor Steve Bullock  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock released the following statement to welcome Montana students and educators back to school. “As Lisa and I send our three kids back to school, I know that Montanans all across the state share the same excitement for th...

Montana takes comprehensive approach to school safety

News from Elsie Arntzen, State Superintendent, Montana Office of Public Instruction MONTANA – As parents send their children into the new school year and teachers welcome them into the classroom, safety is on everyone’s mind. When it comes to student safety, the Office of Public Instruction ...

Council seeking 7th–12th graders to help MT's hungry children

News from the Office of Community Service HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service announced today they are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council. The council will consist of 7th-12th grade students from across the state who are ...

Local schools get infrastructure improvements Local schools get infrastructure improvements

LAKE COUNTY – While the kids are on summer vacation, local schools have been bustling with projects to improve school infrastructure. Ronan students can look forward to a freshly paved high school parking lot and a new floor in the Pablo Elementary School gym. Most of the lighting in the school dist...

College grads need to focus on necessary skills College grads need to focus on necessary skills

News from the Office of Public Instruction  Earning a bachelor’s degree has become a basic goal for high school students, but many college graduates with a four-year degree find themselves struggling to earn enough money to achieve their version of the American dream. In fact, a significant p...


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