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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are fast approaching, Nov. 7 and 8.  All parents are urged to connect with their childs's teacher(s).  As a parent, your involvement in the parent-teacher conference is a key ingredient in your student's success.  We look forward to seeing you.

Elementary Schoools, Wednesday, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lewistown Junior High, Wednesday, 5 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fergus High School, Wednesday, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Thursday 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. 3 p.m.

Celebrate Commencement with the Class of 2018

FHS Seal

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.

Construction Academy Open House

Please join us Wednesday, May 30th for the Construction Academy Open House from 3:30-6:00 pm.  The 'tiny house' is located on the lot back behind the Construction Academy shop and the Central MT Education Center at 779 Airport Road.

Mr. Kenton Cripps and Mr. Tim Tarplee invite you to come and see the completed project for six Fergus High School students.  The 216 square foot dwelling is small in size but has great capabilities for an outdoor getaway, hunting cabin, or guest house.  It will sleep five people and has a full kitchen with gas range, combination refrigerator/freezer, sink, stand up shower and toilet, plus heating system and storage.

We hope to see you all there to help support these students!

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.

 

2018 FHS Career Fair

Fergus High School collaborated with the Lewistown community and our business partners to provide FHS students with and important opportunities prepare them for career decisions during FHS Career Fair, which was held on April 18, 2018.

During the 2018 FHS Career Fair, students started the day with an excellent presentation by Joe Eckhardt of Edward Jones here in Lewistown.  Students then participated in four job experience explanatories during the day and had a chance to visit with many of the employers, professionals and business owners in Lewistown and around the state.  Students came to the fieldhouse for lunch, visiting with a gym full of tables providing multiple opportunities for students to learn more, and ask questions about, careers in many different career and employment areas.

Fergus High would like to take this time to thank Mr. Eckhardt and his panel, our exploratory presenters and career presenters during the lunch hour.  A photo gallery of the event is available on our school webpage at this address - http://www.lewistown.k12.mt.us/5/Gallery/36.

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

JH GIS video picture

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.

Fergus High Pep Band Recognized!

FHS Band Director Karl Ortman and members of the the Fergus High Pep Band receiving check from local manager Bob Agostinelli

The Fergus High School's "Screaming Eagle" Pep Band supported the Albertson's Re-Opening Ceremony recently and was a reciepent of a $500 check from General Manager Bob Agostinelli for their continuted support our local Albertsons and the recent remodeling of the Lewistown store. 

Albertsons has been an outstanding supporter of Fergus High and the Lewistown Public Schools!

NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION CANCELLATION

WHEREAS, the number of candidates for the position(s) on the Lewistown School Board of Trustees, District No. 1 is equal to or less than the number of positions to be elected.

and

WHEREAS, the highest budget with a vote is equal to the highest budget without a vote for Lewistown Elementary and Fergus High School.

THEREFORE, the trustee and general fund portions of the Lewistown School District Election is hereby cancelled.

DATED this 6th day of April, 2018.

SB307 Permissive Levy Resolution
Veteran's Day Program LIVE at 2PM on Junior High Facebook

Tune in on Facebook at 2PM for Veteran's Day program. 

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.

Lewistown voters approve elementary mill levy request

Lewistown News Argus Logo

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.

For Sale Construction Academy Tiny House/Hunting Cabin

Photo of Tiny House

The Fergus High School Construction Academy has built a 216 square feet tiny house/hunting cabin and is now offering it for sale.  The house sleeps 5, has a full bathroom with shower, a kitchen with a gas range, refrigerator/freezer, and cupboards for storage.  Heating for this house is conventional power or generator, this tiny house/cabin can be mounted on a trailer or set on a slab.  Asking price is $50,000.  For more information please contact Superintendent Thom Peck at 406-535-8777 Ext. 110.

Our Town to hit the Fergus Center Stage!

Judith Mountain Players and Fergus High School students will be performing their play "Our Town" on March 19th and March 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Fergus Center for Performing Arts. This is a performance for our Fergus High School students.

Tickets can be purchased in the high school office. Adult tickets are $12.00 and students/children are $5.00 (no age difference).

LPS Employee, Dependent and Retiree Health Insurance Screening

Staff and dependents utilizing Lewistown Public School's Health Insurance Plans are encouraged to participate in our annual employee health benefit screening on  January 31st and February 1st from 6:00am - 10:00am in the Fergus Center for Performing Arts.

Anyone (employees and dependents) covered by Lewistown Public Schools health insurance is eligible to sign up.  We were again offered a 2% discount on this year's health insurance rates if we guaranteed to have at least 40% participation in the health screening in February.  Therefore, we encourage everyone that is eligible to sign up so that we can ensure to meet this goal and keep our discount!!  

Our Notice, an FAQ Document and an Instruction Sheet for registering for the health screening links have been sent out via email earlier to employees and is being mailed to retirees..  If you need more information please contact the Lincoln Office at 535-8777.

Registration is now open on the CMMC website and closes at noon the day before each screening!  

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!

 

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.

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...

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.

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!

Spring Adult Education Classes

The Spring 2018 Adult Education Schedule is available now. From trips, art, cooking, CPR/First Aid and/or computer classes, there's something for everyone!

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.

Fall Adult Education Classes

Bull elk at Slippery Ann (USFWS)

The CMEC Fall Adult Education Flyer 2017 is available now!

From painting to elk viewing to concerts, computers to line dancing, there's something for everyone!

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.

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!!!

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) ....

 

 

Highland Park 100th Anniversary Reunion!

Highland Park Eagle Icon

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....

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.

Fergus High Reunion Support

Our Alumni mean the world to us!

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

 

 

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

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....

Notice: Fall Driver Education Parent and Student Meeting

MT Photo Driving

A brief Drivers Education meeting will be held for parents and students enrolled in Fall Semester of Driver Education, on Thursday, August 31st from 5:15-6:00 p.m. in the Fergus High School Cafeteria.  This will be just prior to the FHS Open House to enable parents to attend both events.

A copy of the letter from Diane Oldenburg indicates the necessary information and identification students will need to bring to the meeting....

 

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.

2018 Fergus FFA Alumni Mechanics Contest is now taking registrations!

FFA Logo

 

The 2018 Fergus FFA Alumni Mechanics Contest is now open for Reigstration. Please register your Chapter and your individual contestants on the FFA Alumni's Ag. Mechanics Registration webpage. 

Registration will end at 7:00am on Jan 25, 2018, or when we reach 160 contestants. 

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. 

About Lewistown Public Schools

Lewistown Public Schools are some of the best in the state and consistently stand out when compared to the state and national levels.   A well-rounded curriculum, combined with an abundance of extracurricular offerings, provides a wealth of opportunities and experiences for youngsters as they make their first steps into the world.

In standardized achievement tests, our students consistently perform well above....

Construction Academy home open for viewing

By NewsArgus Staff  |  May 7, 2016

Ron Peevey, the instructor of the Central Montana Construction Academy, and his students, invite the public to an open house on Thursday, May 12, between 3:30 and 6 p.m. The newly-built home is located at 812 Wendell Avenue, a few blocks north of the hospital and just past the Boys and Girls Club. If it rains, the event will be cancelled.

Fourteen Fergus High School students just completed the 1,920 square foot, three bedroom, two bath home. This model has beautiful oak cabinetry in the kitchen, which also features a large pantry and rolling island. The master suite features a nice walk-in closet and beautiful master bath. The home is designed with an open concept in the living, dining, and kitchen area and features oak trim accents throughout the home. 

Board Meetings on Second Mondays of Each Month - Error in First Bank of Montana Calendars

2017-2018 School Calendar

Lewistown Public Schools is proud to be a partner with the First National Bank of Lewistown who sponsors the school calendars that go home at the beginning of each school year.  First National has sponsored the calendar for over 30 years and we are fortunate to have them as a partner.

However, this year there is an error in the school calendars that went home.  School Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, not as printed in the calendar that went home to parents.  The calendars that are listed on our website have the correct date...

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.

Community support of school levies appreciated

Letter to the Lewistown NewsArgus & Community of Lewistown

May 7, 2016

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Lewistown Public Schools, I would like to thank the community for supporting our recent Building Reserve Levies. These levies will be used to maintain our buildings and grounds and to ensure up-to-date, safe facilities for our students and staff. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you again,

Jason Butcher
Lewistown Superintendent of Schools

Parent-Teacher Conferences Set November 1 & 2, 2017

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 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.

Thom Peck, Superintendent of Schools, said, “This conference is a wonderful opportunity for parents to participate in their child’s education process and to help teachers know how to better serve the students. We are hoping for a great turnout this year so we can continue to work together to improve the education of our children”.

Any student’s report card not picked up by their parent at conferences will be mailed on Monday, November 6, 2017. Following are the schedules for each school site....

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

Photo of US Flag waving in the wind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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.
Garfield and Highland Park Transitioning for 2016-2017

Garfield Elementary    Highland Park Elementary

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.  

2016 School Election Results

Voters say 'yes' to school district building reserve levies

By News-Argus Staff | May 7, 2016

Below are the unofficialŸ resultsŸfrom the Lewistown Public Schools Ÿelection held Tuesday, May 3. Phillip Koterba and Jennifer Thompson were elected to three-year terms on the school board. Troy Kelsey, running unopposed, was elected to a oneyear term on the board. Both the elementary and high school building reserve levies easily passed.

Fergus High Class Reunions are Coming to Town.

FHS Seal

Fergus High School and the Lewistown School District welcome any news Alumni would like to share on upcoming reunions or class related events.

The 50 Year Reunion for the Fergus County High School Class of 1967 will be the weekend of September 15-16, 2017 while the 40 Year Reunion for the Fergus High School Class of 1977 will be the weekend of August 4-5, 2017.

For more information on our Alumni News, use this link.  The links above will take you specifically to the reunion news. 

* Note - If your event is not listed here, please contact the Lincoln Building at 535-8777 and we will get your information on the Alumni webpage.

LPS Employee Insurance Benefit Enrollment Week
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.

 

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

Annual Report Available

Annual Report Cover Photo

 

The latest addition of the Lewistown Public Schools Annual Report is available.

Download a copy and read up on all the great things that are happening to support students in Lewistown!

Central Montana GoogleFest

The first-ever Central Montana GoogleFest will be held at Fergus High School in Lewistown on Monday, January 18, 2016.  225 educators from across Montana will participate in the event with attendees learning about using Google Apps for Education.  They will chose from over 30 sessions taught be Google Innovators and education leaders from across Montana.

Lewistown Public Schools is partnering with Beyond the Chalk and the Roundup Public Schools to host the 2016 Central Montana GoogleFest.

GoogleFests are part of a growing educational movement to share informative sessions designed to help educators improve the use of technology in the classroom by using Google Apps for Education.  Google Apps for Education is a cloud based set of applications that enables teachers and students to communicate, collaborate, and create.  Google Apps for Education has seen explosive growth since their introduction in 2010 and as of today have over 500 million users. 

Intended Takeaways

  • Increase your practical knowledge for using Google Suite of tools in your daily work.

  • Learn to build and create resources collaboratively.

  • Increase student engagement.

  • Accelerate student learning outcomes.

  • Enhance the classroom learning environment

  • Add experts to your Learning Network.

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.

Services for Individuals with Disabilities during Youth and Adulthood

Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative

 

Invites parents of children with disabilities

and their teachers.

 

Wondering about community-based services?

Wondering about services for your child as he or she enters adulthood?

 

Please join us to learn about

Services for Individuals with Disabilities

during Youth and Adulthood

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

Collective Gaining

Board Team Meeting

Wednesday

October 28, 2015

5:00 p.m.

Lincoln Board Room

School Board Approves Goals & Strategic Objectives

Lewistown Public Schools, as entrusted by the Lewistown Community, provides children with an accountable, high quality, rigorous education in a safe, nurturing environment; developing the full potential of each child and preparing them for lifelong success in their personal lives and careers, wherever they may be in the world.  The goals as listed below include a listing of strategic objectives which can be found in the complete document which is a link on our School Board webpage.

Welcome to Our New Website

Hello!

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.

Mileposts a Valued Parter

A long term goal of the Lewistown Public Schools has been to raise student achievement by supporting classroom instruction through the improved use of our assessment data. To support this need, we are partnering with Silverback Learning (using our designated state database funding in SB 175) to utilize their Mileposts software starting the 2014-2015 school year. Mileposts will manage our data to provide the quick and easy ways needed to create our needed personalized learning plans, manage RtI interventions and monitor individual student achievement and improve classroom instruction. 

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Lewistown Public Schools215 7th Avenue South
Lewistown, MT 59457
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Phone: 406-535-8777
Fax: 406-535-7292