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January 21, 2020

Budget Cuts Have Caused a Decade of Erosion in School Learning and Opportunities

By Paula Wilmot Your youngest son is looking forward to the Environmental Education unit and the field trips his older siblings enjoyed in elementary school. Then, […]
January 11, 2020

Supporting Our Schools Through the Decades

By Pam Carroll The other day my first-grade grandson called, which is not unusual. But there was something different about this call. McCoy wanted my husband […]
January 2, 2020

PTAs Fill a Gap, But Is It Enough to Leap the Fjord?

By Jon Konen Parent-Teacher Associations are invaluable to our schools, enhancing student learning in a multitude of ways. The PTAs In Great Falls provide creative, meaningful, […]
December 22, 2019

Ripples of Kindness: Great Falls High Giving Tree Changes Lives

By Amiee Thompson Rachel Bohannon says she’s selfish. If she is, it’s in a heart-as-big-as-Santa kind of way. Bohannon, an English teacher at Great Falls High, […]
December 14, 2019

Rising to the Occasion for Our Teachers and Students

By Laura Crist 1989 marked 100 years since Montana became a state. It was a big deal in all the schools. At the time Mary Sheehy […]
December 10, 2019

Great Falls, the Future Arts Capitol of Montana – Its Up to You!

By Heather Hale They’re going to cut the arts. When parents hear about school cuts, they automatically assume arts and music programming will cease to exist […]
November 30, 2019

Books and Band-Aids: The Price of Cuts on Great Falls Public School Libraries

By Jamie Marshall It is the loss of relationships associated with more than a decade of cuts in the Great Falls Public School District (GFPS) that […]
November 24, 2019

Teaching for the Future and Not the Past

By Laura Crist In June of 2019, Tammy Lacey gave a warning to our community, “Everyday, way too many children come to school hungry, homeless, lonely […]

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