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LPS Parents and Students,

Campus Parent and Campus Student provide real-time access to announcements, assignments, attendance, grades, schedules and more. See what is currently happening in the classroom so you can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process.

The New Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents) Apps are available in both the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more.

If you are using the old Infinite Campus app, please download the new app. The old app, eventually, is no longer be supported.

Calendar Change Coming Up

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Attention Parents and Students!! 

Lewistown Public Schools would like to notify families that there is a change in the school calendar. The original calendar had listed January 14, 2019 as the All District PIR day. That date as been corrected to January 21st, 2019. Therefore, all students will attend school on January 14th. Students will not attend school on January 21st while staff will have a professional development day.

HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM

Parent Notification of Routine Hearing Screening
Hearing screening is conducted at your child’s school. Pure tone screening is mandated for students in grades K, 1 and 10. Students in other grades will also be screened if they are new to the school, on the annual hearing recheck list, or referred by the school or parent/guardian. If your child is absent, unable to complete the pure tone screening, or does not pass the pure tone screening; they will be referred for a hearing rescreen. The Hearing Conservation Program audiologist will conduct the hearing rescreen and, in addition to the pure tone screening, may also conduct one or both of the following: Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) Screening, which is a measure of cochlear (inner ear) function that does not require the child to respond and/or Immittance Screening, which measures the movement of the eardrum by putting positive and negative pressure into the ear canal. Please contact the school if an ear-related medical issue arises and that information will be passed on to the audiologist.

Celebrate Commencement with the Class of 2018

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The faculty, staff and Board of Trustees for the Lewistown Public Schools, would like to formally congratulate the 81 members of the Class of 2018. Each and everyone one of our seniors are special individuals and have worked hard to get to this point in their lives.  

Please plan to join the students, their parents and our entire K-12 school community in celebrating their accomplishments at the Fergus High School Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the Fergus High Fieldhouse, as we honor the graduates of the Class of 2018.

DID YOU KNOW...Memorial Day is a day honoring American Soldiers who died serving our country in wars?

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  • Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States.
  • Several towns claim to be the originators of Memorial Day but in 1966, Congress declared Waterloo, New York, to be the birthplace of the holiday.
Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and every Tuesday in April the Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative will be hosting events offering tools and take home tips for parents and educators.

Each Autism event will be Lincoln Boardroom from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Here is each event and its topic.

  • April 3rd:  30 Days of Sensory Sensations
  • April 10th:  Communication & Building Friendships
  • April 17th:  Anxiety & Social Behavior
  • April 24th:  Alternative & Augmentative Communication Systems for Students who are Minimally Verbal

Childcare and handouts and refreshments will be available

Please RSVP Karmen at the Coop, 535-9012.

See our flyer here and please share!!!

School Board Approves Next Year's Academic Calendar

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The Board of Trustee's approved the next school year academic calendar at the Board Meeting on March 12, 2018.   A link is provided in our favorites to the left and to our academic calendar links here

Winter Adult Education Classes

The Winter 2018 Adult Education Schedule is available now!

From trips, art, cooking, CPR/First Aid and/or computer classes, there's something for everyone!

REGISTRATION:

Registration begins Tuesday, January 16, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. and continues throughout winter quarter. Registration will remain open until each class is filled. Registrations may be phoned in after that time and fees mailed in, if necessary. No registration will be accepted prior to 12:00 noon, January 16. These classes are for adults, 16 years of age and older; please inquire as some exceptions may apply.

FEES:

Tuition is due at registration. Make checks payable to CMEC (Central Montana Education Center). Fees may be mailed to Central Montana Education Center, PO Box 1144, Lewistown, MT 59457. In some cases there are additional fees for supplies.

 

Link to the LPS Adult Education Webpage & Flyer

 

 

Central Montana Youth Mentoring Program to Celebrate 20 Years!

On Friday, November 17, 2017 the Central Montana Youth Mentoring Program will be celebrating 20 years of service to our youth! The celebration will begin at 6:00 p.m at the Elks Club with dinner, followed by musical entertainment, appearances by past mentors, and a silent and live auction.  

Dinner will be a taco bar:  $15 per person, $25 per couple, kids 8 and under are $5. 

A raffle for the chance to win a $1,000 Weekend Getaway will also be drawn. Tickets for the raffle are $20 each or 6 for $100.  

Dinner and raffle tickets can be purchased at Studio Milan, Smart Flooring, from the mentors, and board members:  Angela Woolett, Sandy Mikeson, Chelsey Lund, Jennifer DeGuzman, Kelsi Hicks, and Mandi Bailey.  

Please join us in celebrating!

The Lewistown Public Schools are proud to support and partner with the Central Montana Youth Mentoring Program!

 

Autism Team & Parents - Preparing your Child for the Holidays

Preparing your child for the holidays poster

Are you a parent or family member of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Asperger Syndrome?

The Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative and the Lewistown Public Schools is inviting parents and family members to a meeting sharing ideas about best practices for preparing autistic children for the holiday season.  The meeting will be held at the Lincoln building, 215 7th Ave. South, in the Boardroom at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 14th, 2017. 

Please RSVP if you are needing childcare so that we can plan supervision appropriately!  Call 535-9012 and leave a message with Karmen (x1233) ....

 

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences Set November 1 & 2

Highland Park Elementary School invites parents to meet with teachers to discuss their child’s educational program during the Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences. School will be in session on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, with an early release at 1:30 p.m. There will not be school on Thursday, November 2, 2017, due to Parent-Teacher Conferences, nor on Friday, November 3, 2017, due to a scheduled vacation day.

Conferences for Highland Park will be held on Wednesday, November 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Because of the tight schedule, prompt arrival for scheduled conference times will be crucial. Parents unable to attend at a scheduled time are asked to contact their child's teacher/principal by Monday, October 31, to make other arrangements. Phone numbers for the school is Highland Park Elementary 535-2555.

Any student’s report card not picked up by their parent at conferences will be mailed on Monday, November 6, 2017.

Lewistown Schools Utilize Lock Out Procedures

Keeping Schools Safe

On Monday, October 2nd, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m. the Lewistown School District was contacted by local law enforcement and advised of a potential threat. The reported threat was of an adult male, in a neighboring county, who was armed and had made threatening statements towards law enforcement.

Although there was no indication that the suspect was in or around the Lewistown area, as a precautionary measure, the Lewistown School District and it’s officials, decided to have all Lewistown schools go into a LOCK OUT status.

LOCK OUT is a safety procedure used by the School District to instruct students to return inside their schools. All exterior doors are locked, main entrances are supervised and visitors to the schools are identified before access is permitted. Activities and classes inside the school buildings proceed as normal. 

The District was notified at approximately 1:40 p.m. that the suspect was taken safely into custody by law enforcement and the LOCK OUT status was cancelled. All schools have returned to their normal schedules and procedures. In addition, all buses will be running on their normal schedule.

The District is very proud of the response of all staff and students during the LOCK OUT and as always the safety of our students is the number one priority of the district.

Highland Park 100th Anniversary Reunion!

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Did you know that this year is the 100th Anniversary of Highland Park School at this site???

The original building was built in 1917!  The most recent construction at Highland Park was in 1967 making it the 50th Anniversary of the existing building!  It doesn’t happen often that you can celebrate your 100th and 50th anniversary in the same year.  Well…that is exactly what we are doing here at Highland Park!!!

The current Highland Park Elementary staff and students would like to invite....

School Supply Lists

Back to School Supply Lists

Supply lists for students attending the Lewistown Public Schools have been put together by staff and are available for parents.  If you have specific questions please contact the school in August for more information.

Lewistown voters approve elementary mill levy request

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By: DOREEN HEINTZ, Reporter

Lewistown voters approved an increase in local taxes of $68,606.20 (approximately 5.54 mills) to support the elementary general fund by a vote of 966 (for) to 702 (against). These are the unofficial results from the Lewistown School District school election held on Tuesday, May 2. The Lewistown Board of Trustees will officially canvas the results of the election at the May 8 school board meeting. The meeting will be held at the Lincoln Board room at 6 p.m.

“On behalf of the Lewistown Public Schools, I would like to thank the community for supporting are recent Elementary General Fund levy election,” said Lewistown Superintendent Jason Butcher. “This levy will be used to fund academic programs for the students in our school district. Your support is greatly appreciated.”

In addition to the approval of the mill levy, Lewistown voters also elected incumbent Kris Birdwell, Jeff Southworth and Stephen M. Vantassel to the Board of Trustees. They will each serve a three-year term.

NAEP Coming to Highland Park & Lewistown Junior High

Selected 4th and 8th Grade Students to take the NAEP Assessment

Every few years Lewistown students are selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This year is one of those years.

Many Highland Park Elementary fourth graders and Lewistown Junior High eighth graders have selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 21, 2017.  Not all fourth and eighth grade students were selected for the test.  Letters are scheduled to be sent home to parents of our selected students on Friday, February 3rd, a copy of which can be found in both the Highland Park and the Junior High Digital Backpacks.

NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects.  It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S.  Department of Education.  NAEP is different from our state assessment because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country.  The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

The assessment takes about...

MTSBA Superintendent Search Survey

The Montana School Board Association is providing support to the Lewistown School Board in the search for a new Superintendent for the Lewistown Public Schools.  As part of that support MTSBA is conducting an online survey ofstaff, students and members of the community to gain insight into the qualities that our community values in a new Superintendent. The responsibility for screening, interviewing and selecting the final candidate rests solely with the Lewistown School Board of Trustees.

We invite you to access the survey and give us your opinion. The survey is available until February 17 at 5:00 pm at

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Lewistown_supt_search2017

 Thank you for your time and participation in this important survey.

To ensure your input is considered, please complete  the survey by 5:00PM, February 17, 2017.

The Great Work!

Take a moment to check out the great work of Montana's Public Schools!

The Great Work of Montana’s Public Schools, Volume III, Video Resource from MT School Boards Association on Vimeo.

For more information about the positive impact Montana Schools make for our students please go to the Montana Public Educaiton Center website.

Screening Clinic for Shriners Hospitals

  

There is A FREE Children's Screening Clinc that will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on October 15th, 2016 at the Central Montana Medical Center.

The special event is sponsored by the Central Montana Shrine Club and the Shriner's Hospitals for Children.  Use this link for an informational pamphlet.

Autism/Asperger Parent Support Group

Are you a parent or family member of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Asperger Syndrome?

Are you interested in joining with other parents and family members who share your experiences?

The Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative (CMLRCC) would like to invite you to join us for our monthly meeting.  It will be held at the Lincoln building, 215 7th Ave. South, in the conference room at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 9/13/16.  If you have any questions please call Jennifer Rindal @366-5669 or jrindal@lewistown.k12.mt.us or Central Montana Learning Resource Center 535-9012. 

Welcome Back to School

 

WELCOME TO THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR!  With school officially starting on August 25th the Lewistown Pubic Schools open the doors to our students and their families.    

 

We are proud to educate some of the best students in Montana!

School Supply Lists and Amazing Donation!

Last summer First Bank of Montana and Allied Steel provided free school supplies for 500 students here in Lewistown!  This year they are looking to connect with as many as 700 students and their parents.  The Lewistown Public Schools are fortunate to have such great support in many areas but this specific show of support for our school community is truly fantastic.    

Thank you to First Bank of Montana and Allied Steel for supporting our students and our parents with these donations of school supplies.  Thanks also to Central Montana Variety for their help in procurring most, if not all of these free supplies.

Garfield and Highland Park Transitioning for 2016-2017

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This fall when students in Highland Park and Garfield Elementary schools come back in August they will see more than a few changes.  And there is a good chance they will also see a lot of new faces.  

School Elections to be held May 3, 2016 vote

There will be a school election on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 for voters in both the Lewistown Elementary School District and Fergus High School District.  Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. in the lobby of Fergus High School.

School District voters will be asked to approve elementary and high school building reserved levies each in the amount of $98,000 per year for 10 years.  The purpose of the levy requests are to support District efforts in maintaining facilities and capital improvements in the next 10 years.  Similar levy requests were passed by voters in 2005 and just recently expired in 2015.

The amount of the potential levy's equate to approximately 8.17 mills in the elementary district and 7.54 mills in the secondary district.  

A fact sheet for the building reserve fund elections is available to the public at this link.  

Voters will not be asked for General Fund levies this year, in part to focus on the need for funds to maintain our aging infrastructure.

In addition to the Building Reserve Levies, there will be a Board of Trustee election.  There are three candidates who have filed for the two available 3-year terms.  They are incumbents Phil Koterba and Jennifer Thompson, as well as Joseph Kern.  Troy Kelsey has filed for the one open 1-year term.

Additional coverage of the 2016 Building Reserve Levy can be found at the Lewistown NewsArgus.

 

Montana Smarter Balanced Assessment Letter

Dear Parent:  


Last spring Montana students took, for the first time, the Smarter Balanced Assessment. This is an adaptive online assessment in math and English Language Arts (ELA). This year students in grades 3-8 will have another opportunity to take the assessment.

Although we experienced some difficulty with the assessment last year, the 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment is expected to be a smooth process thanks to upgrades from our testing vendor. Students will be tested using the same system in which 5 million students are routinely assessed. We are very excited for students to have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge by taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

 

Ski Day Parent Meeting

December 8th at 5:30 will be the Ski Day Parent Meeting in the Garfield Gym. This is for all 3rd and 4th grade parents who want to know more information on the cost, the specifics, and chaperones. Hope to see you there!

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences

Elementary school principals Matt Lewis (HP), Matt Ventresca (GA), and Michelle Trafton (LC) are working together to promote 100% representation of parents and guardians of elementary students at this year's conferences.  Teaching staff at each school will meet parents according to pre-scheduled times.  Requests for conferences and verifications of times have been sent home with students prior to the conference.  Report cards and other curriculum information will be handed out and explained during the conferences.

Conferences for Highland Park Elementary, Garfield Elementary and Lewis & Clark Elementary will be held on Wednesday, November 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

Because of the tight schedule, prompt arrival for scheduled conference times will be crucial.  Parents unable to attend at a scheduled time are asked to contact their child's teacher/principal by Monday, November 2, to make other arrangements.  Phone numbers for the schools are as follows:  Highland Park Elementary 535-2555, Garfield Elementary 535- 2366, and Lewis & Clark Elementary 535-2811.

District One Library Staff, along with PTO volunteers, will be sponsoring a "Book Fair" at each of the elementary schools.

Supplies List

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Welcome to Our New Website

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Welcome to our new website!  While this is still pretty much a work in progress, please feel free to take a look around. If you have any issues or find something we could improve upon, please share that with us.

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Lewistown, MT 59457
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