Category Archives: Education

Bookmobile purchase on June 2 city agenda

The Bookmobile is on its last legs and the library staff is ready to replace it. The current Bookmobile is nearing 110,000 miles, regularly breaks down and often gets stuck. Maintenance costs have risen to more than $13,000 since May 2017 for items such as coach generator repair, brake adjustments, windshield replacement, dead battery recurrences, oils leaks and more. Library

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Banners installed downtown to honor Class of 2020

New banners will be installed on Central Avenue on Friday to recognize the graduates of the Class of 2020. It’s the first time in recent history that banners have been installed to honor a graduating class, according to Joan Redeen of the Business Improvement District. The banners are sponsored by Embark Credit Union and designed by Speaking Socially and showcase

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Downtown art to honor class of 2020 being installed this week

In honor of the 2020 graduating classes around Great Falls, two local artists will be creating each school’s logo in front of downtown businesses on May 26. The logos will be created over the next two days using chalk and will be located at Candy Masterpiece, Belle’s and Lace Bridal, Kaufman’s Menswear, The Last Straw Bistro and Dragonfly Dry Goods.

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GFPS changes course on graduation, now pursuing outdoor ceremony to allow two guests per student

Great Falls Public Schools is now pursuing an outdoor graduation ceremony to allow graduates to bring up to two family members to the ceremony. Superintendent Tom Moore said during a special meeting May 18 that the district received about 315 responses to the survey of graduates and their parents over the weekend and about 74 percent supported the option to

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Programs for rising middle schoolers planned for East, North

For parents of students starting 7th grade at East Middle School in the fall, the Great Falls School District would typically host a parent luncheon at the student’s elementary school. But, with pandemic restrictions, that’s not possible, so East is starting zoom luncheons for parents and students next week. GFPS to continue remote learning for remainder of school year Elementary

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GFPS releases graduation plans

Great Falls Public Schools has released the plan for 2020 graduation ceremonies. Last week, GFPS officials met with city and county officials from health, law enforcement, fire and Expo Park departments to discuss the plans. Officials considered the size of the Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena, number of graduating students and health and safety protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic. “It

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School levy approved for Great Falls

The operational school levy has passed by nearly 2,000 votes. The unofficial results show that 10,795 voted in favor of the $1.75 million operational levy and 8,893 voted against. By the end of the night, 20,426 ballots had been counted, but the results are still considered unofficial until elections officials conduct their canvas with the school district. There are a

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GFPS to continue remote learning for remainder of school year

Remote learning will continue through the remainder of the school year for Great Falls Public Schools. The board voted unanimously to continue with remote learning in the interest of the health and safety of students and staff. The board is meeting now and this story will be updated. Here’s the background on the board’s discussion during an April 27 meeting

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