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Polson Middle School gets mountain bikes, helmets from cycling grant

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News from Polson Middle School

Polson Middle School is off to a fantastic start of the 2023-24 school year. We currently have an enrollment of 492 students in the 5th through 8th grades.

This fall we have had some exciting additions to PMS. Thanks to Ms. Jordan Gurgiolo PMS was awarded the “Outride” cycling grant. There were 225 schools that received this grant across the United States and Canada. This grant included 30 specialized mountain bikes, helmets and teacher training. Ms. Gurgiolo was able to attend the training this past summer as part of the grant. Students really enjoyed the addition of the bikes and numerous students had the ability to learn how to ride a bike for the first time. This has been a great introduction to a lifelong activity for PMS students. 

Polson Middle School also supported Red Ribbon week on Oct. 27 by providing the staff and students with the opportunity to participate in a healthy choice. PMS Counselors Loni Havlovick and Nichole Greene organized this event and everyone had an educational and fun time. Some of the amazing choices students and staff had the opportunity to participate in were: riding horses, painting, working with clay, escape rooms, arts and crafts, swimming and the trampoline park. We certainly appreciate the support from the transportation department and teaching staff at PMS. Without their support this day would not be possible. What a way to show the students of Polson Middle School the benefits of saying no to drugs and yes to a positive choice in their lives.

We ended the month of October with a Halloween dance to celebrate. It was attended by 7th and 8th graders. They had a fun time socializing, dancing, listening to the 80s and 90s music and hanging out with friends before heading out to trick or treat.

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