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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....

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.

2016-17 Lewistown FFA Mechanics Contest is now taking registrations

The Lewistown FFA Mechanics Contest is now open for Reigstration. Please register your teams and your individual contestants on the FFA Mechanics page. Registration will end at 7:00am on Jan 26th or when we reach 180 contestants. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGING THIS YEAR!!! Checks, Cash, or Purchase Orders only.

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!

Spring Adult Education Classes

The Spring 2017 Adult Education Schedule is available now. From trips, art, cooking, CPR/First Aid and/or computer classes, there's something for everyone!

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...

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.

Board Meetings on Second Mondays of Each Month - Error in First National Bank 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...

Summer Driver Education Registration Scheduled

Students from the Central Montana area interested in enrolling in Summer Driver Education for June 2017, and a parent or legal guardian, are asked to attend registration on Monday, February 13th at 5:45 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, 2002 are eligible to enroll.  The June session is scheduled from June 1st through June 30th with classes held Monday through Friday and driving scheduled Monday through Saturday.  There is a registration fee for all participants.

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

For detailed information ...

 

 

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.

Notice: Fall Driver Education Parent and Student Meeting

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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....

 

Winter Adult Education Classes

The Winter 2017 Adult Education Schedule is available now!

From Concert Trips, to guitar, art, cooking, CPR/First Aid and computer classes, there's something for everyone!

REGISTRATION:

Registration begins Tuesday, January 17, 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 17. 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.

Winter Adult Education Flyer 2017

School Supply Lists

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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.

Fergus High Class Reunions are Coming to Town.

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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.

Annual Report Available

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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!

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