Category Archives: Education

Lincoln Elementary adding time to school day to make up for time lost during emergency closures

As of Feb. 24, students at Lincoln Elementary School will be dismissed give minutes later each day until the end of the year to make up for the instructional time lost when the school was closed Dec. 17 due to a police investigation that included school grounds. State law allows for one day of lost instructional time due to emergencies

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Bass Clef School acquires Times Square Building, planning for growth and offering new programs

From a 500-square foot space and about 20 students to now owning an entire downtown building and about 145 students, the Bass Clef School of Music and Fine Arts has come a long way in five years. Tim Bass, the school’s owner, said that when he started, “I would have never imagined four and half years later I’d be here

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Registration open for science, engineering fair hosted at GFC MSU

Registration for the Montana Region II Science and Engineering Fair is now open. Great Falls College Montana State University is hosting the elementary fair for grades K-5 on March 10, and for middle school and high school students grades 6-12 on March 12. Register for the science fair here. More than 300 students from all around north-central Montana will bring

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GFPS graduation rate up 3.35 percent over previous year

The graduation rate for Great Falls Public Schools for the class of 2019 was 83.38 percent, up 3.35 percent from the previous, according to district officials. Heather Hoyer, the secondary assistant superintendent at GFPS, reviewed the dropout and graduation rate data for the school board during their Jan. 27 meeting. For the class of 2019, there were 109 dropouts, versus

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GFPL hosting ‘Library Invitational;’ Carnegie Library events

The Great Falls Public Library is inviting all library workers in the entirety of Cascade County to a “Library Invitational.” “Sharing information is what libraries are all about,” Katie Richmond, GFPL program coordinator, said in a release. “So it makes sense to coordinate between all of us to make sure we are keeping communication lines open, and exploring the resources

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GFPS received $418,200 in donations for Longfellow Elementary School

The Great Falls Public School Foundation announced $418,200 in donations for Longfellow Elementary School during the Dec. 16 school board meeting. Several donors contributed for different projects at the school, which is currently under construction. The school at 1100 6th Ave. S. was torn down and a new building is being constructed on the site. In the meantime, students are

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