March 3, 2023

New Beginnings

I had the privilege of working with 7 teachers this past semester, most of whom were hired under the MT Office Of Public Instruction’s approval for Emergency […]
February 18, 2021

Pathways to Success, One of the Many Ways GFPS is Personalizing Learning

By Shelly Kelly Great Falls Public Schools’ CTE classrooms and its Pathways programs highlight not only community partnerships, but also the personalization of learning for students […]
December 2, 2020

Special Olympics, Youth Leadership and Whole School Engagement for the Win!

Special Olympics and Great Falls Public Schools have had a long standing relationship. Even during a pandemic, both organizations are collaborating together to benefit to build […]
August 20, 2019

Unexcused absence – construction trade programs and our schools

by Ryan Acra I ran into an article released recently from the Association of General Contractors.  The AGC article sited a poll they conducted which found […]
August 7, 2019

Summer Meals that Make a Difference

By Heather Hale The cheery, bright-green truck is unmistakable as it pulls up to parks in Great Falls each weekday. So are the groups of kids […]
July 30, 2019

Volunteerism: How grandparents fill a role

By Jon Konen This picture has a story behind it-one that will pull at your heart strings. Mr. Gary volunteers at Lincoln Elementary every day for […]
July 1, 2019

Lunch at Whittier

I am seated at a long lunch table in Whittier Elementary. A particularly chatty third grader is recounting his adventures on the videogame Minecraft. I nod […]
June 14, 2019

Experiences We Never Forget

In 1997, Joe Vance was in the class that built the first high school house in Great Falls. He never forgot the experience. “I’m still proud […]
June 4, 2019

Shark Tank with Elementary Minnows By Jon Konen

If you have ever seen the popular television show, Shark Tank, you understand the power of executing an idea off the ground to fruition. In much […]