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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

calendar change notice

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.

LPS Actvities Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Junior High Activities are an important part of any adolescent experience – from learning new physical skills and sportsmanship to simply enjoying the thrill of activity and competition.  The goal of our programs is to support the thrill of competing and having fun with friends, as well as experiences to support their academic, social and emotional growth. 

Our coaches, teachers and club leaders work together to ensure our students are performing in their academics and extracurricular activities. We schedule practices after school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday leaving Wednesday for families and church related activities.

To help parents support their student in actvities....

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.
Keeping Your Teen Safe - SOS Training for Parents

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Training for Parents is an opportunity for parents and school officials to visit with about suicide prevention and efforts both the school and home can utilize to address student needs. 

The meeting will be held on Thursday evening, May 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Fergus High Library.

Parents will see a quick video about SOS related to the program and hear about the signs and symptoms they should watch out for in their children.  Likewise, the mental health resources available in the school and community will be shared.

 

Lewistown Junior High GIS presents their GIS App to State Geographic Professionals Association!

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Lewistown Junior High GIS Club 8th graders, along with teachers Susan Flentie and Katherine Spraggins, presented their winning GIS project to the Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals on April 18th at the 2018 Big Sky GeoCon.

The presentation was based on the groups winning project in Samsung's "Solve for Tomorrow" technology competition earlier this winter.  The goal of the project was to use technology to improve and coordinate relief efforts during in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.  As a part of the project, the group worked with and refined their prototype app called EnviroMaster.

Using the app users would be able report on, and monitor emergencies or disasters with the app by easily scrolling down its menuing system, selecting the nature of the disaster and where it is located geographically.  Once reported anyone, anywhere, can then follow its reported status.

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

Apple sitting on calendar.

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

Lewistown Junior High starts student Google Site!

Photo is a picture of the LJHS Student Website.

The link on the photo above is for Lewistown Junior High students enabling them to access all kinds of easy to find documents, events, links, and news about the Junior High.  While this Google site for LJHS students, is still in the construction phase, Principal Tim Majerus is excited that students now have access to all things Junior High in a format almost equal to that of the Junior High Faculty.  A permanent link has also been added to the left navigation on the regular LJHS website.

While some links will work for the general public (like the lunch menu link), access to any shared content on the site will require students to login with their school Google Login email address and password, but is accessible from anywhere on the Internet.

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

Lewistown Junior High 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.

Lewistown Junior High School Parent/Teacher Conferences will start Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 pm and continue on Thursday, November 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Parents should note that on Thursday, November 2, the LJHS teachers will take a lunch break from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.   If you have any questions about conferences, please call the school office at 535-5419.

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.

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.

7th Grade Elective Registration

Please use this link to accesss the form for requesting your electives for 7th grade:

7th Grade Elective Registration

 

 

 

8th Grade Elective Registration

This year's 7th Graders will be registering for classes startng Tuesday, April 18.  Below is the link to a Google form where they are to select their top 5 choices and 3 alternative choices.

8th Grade Elective Registration

 

SUICIDE FACTS & PREVENTION

Rick Wright

Photo from the Lewistown NewsArgus 2017

The Central Montana Education Center is hosting a wonderful learning opportunity to educate ourselves about one of our most difficult ,and hard to understand problems in our lives today, suicide.

Montana currently has the highest suicide rate in the United States and Tuesday, March 14, retired school psychologist Rick Wright will present and Tursday March 16th, will moderate a panel of professionals concerning suicide facts and the need for education and prevention.

Rick Wright is not new to the schools of Central Montana, retiring recently after decades of working with and coaching our students.  

During the first night, information will be provided on signs and symptoms of individuals who may be at risk and how to help. Depression looks different for children, adolescents, and adults. Knowing those differences & being able to recognize them may help save a life.  The second night, a panel of professionals in the medical and mental health fields will speak to & take questions from the participants.

Rick's presentation and the later facilitation of a panel discussion on suicide facts, signs and prevention is highly recommended for educators, concerned family members and our community at large. The cost is $20 though the Central Montana Education Center with OPI Recertification credit available. 

If you have questions please contact Diane Oldenburg at 535-9022.

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.

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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.

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.

 

Writing Academy for Teachers coming to Fergus High

WRITING EDUCATION FOR LEARNERS AND LEADERS

A Leadership Academy for MT Writing Teachers - Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at the Fergus High School Library.

Come join area teachers for an exciting day of diving deep into the Montana Common Core Standards (MCCS) for Writing. This day will be the start of a leadership journey that will support you in enhancing your own teaching practice, as well as becoming a leader and advocate in your local and state-wide community. You will meet other teachers and form a collaborative team to support and enhance your own teaching practice. Teachers from all content areas are welcome.

Here is a link to the W.E.L.L. Flyer for more information

Summer Driver Education Registration Scheduled

Students from the Central Montana area interested in enrolling in Summer Driver Education for June 2018, and a parent or legal guardian, are asked to attend registration on Thursday, February 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Fergus High
School Cafeteria. There will be a short informational program followed by registration.

Students must be at least fourteen and a half years old when the session begins, so those born on or before December 1st, 2003 are eligible to enroll. The June session is scheduled from June 1st through June 29th with classes held Monday through Friday and driving scheduled Monday through Friday, and possibly
Saturday. There is a registration fee for all participants.

For questions, contact Diane Oldenburg at the Central Montana Education Center by calling 535-9022.

Parent-Teacher Conferences at LJHS

The Lewistown Junior High School will open their doors and gladly welcome all parents to the annual Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, November 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Conferences will also be held Thursday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Parents should note that on Thursday, November 5, the LJHS teachers will take a lunch break from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Principal Tim Majerus along with the staff of the Lewistown Junior High School believe it is vitally important the family of every student is represented at these conferences.  We wish it were possible to schedule individual conferences as is the practice in the elementary schools, but with 191 students, it would be a monumental task.  If you do not have time to see all of your student's teachers, please feel free to schedule a conference at a later date.  

If you have any questions about Parent-Teacher Conferences, please call the Junior High office at 535-5419.

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.

Seventh & Eighth Grade Students Hosting Annual Veteran's Day Celebration

Veteran's Day - Honoring All Who Served

Lewistown Junior High students and staff would like to extend an invitation to all veteran's and companions to attend their Annual Veteran's Day assembly.  Each veteran is thanked for their military service to our country.  The event will be held on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lewistown Junior High School Auditorium.

Parking is limited, but there wil be limited spaces available near the school.  There will also be a shuttle bus from the Yogo Inn transporting attendees to the front door of the Junior High.  Busses will be available at 1:30 p.m. and leave the Yogo at 1:45 p.m.  The Lewistown Police will excort the procession up Main Street to the Junior High and return to the Yogo Inn following.  Attendees wishing to go to the Yogo Inn following the assembly will be treated with free coffee and cookies....

Parent Teacher Conferences set for November 7 & 8

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Lewistown Public Schools 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 7, 2018, with an early release for students at 1:30 p.m.  There will not be school on Thursday, November 8, 2018, due to Parent-Teacher Conferences; nor on Friday, November 9, 2018, due to a scheduled vacation day.  

Lewistown Junior High School will open their doors on Wednesday, November 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  to welcome all parents to their annual Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Their conferences will also be held Thursday, November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Parents should note that on Thursday, November 5, the LJHS teachers will take a lunch break from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

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Lewistown, MT 59457
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