Category Archives: Education

GFPS board approves reopening plan

The Great Falls Public Schools board voted 5-2 during their Aug. 10 meeting to approve the district’s reopening plan for schools to return to face-to-face learning on Aug. 26. Trustees Bill Bronson and Teresa Schreiner voted in opposition of the reopening plan saying they didn’t believe the community was ready to open schools with the current COVID-19 conditions. GFPS board

Read more

GFPS board to consider, vote on final reopening plan Aug. 10

The Great Falls Public Schools board is scheduled to review and approve the reopening plan for the 2020-2021 academic year during their Aug. 10 meeting. The school board approved a draft plan in mid-July that has not yet been posted to the GFPS website, nor is the plan included in the board packet for the Aug. 10 meeting, but members

Read more

GFPS bus survey due by Aug. 13

Parents of Great Falls Public Schools students are being asked to call the district transportation office or take the online survey regarding whether they intend to use the bus for the upcoming school year. Responses are due by Aug. 13 by calling 268-6015 or online here. The district’s bus system typically moves more than 5,200 students to 21 schools including

Read more

University of Providence to start fall semester online

The University of Providence is starting the fall semester online. Fr. Oliver Doyle, university president, wrote on Aug. 4 that, “his decision saddens us. We were looking forward to reassembling as a campus community. We know many students will be disappointed and parents frustrated by the decision and the timing of the announcement.” The university announced in June that the

Read more

Sunday Reads: Aug. 2

Happy weekend Great Falls, here’s your reading list. NPR: Teachers union OKs strikes if schools reopen without safety measures in place National Geographic: Travel is said to increase cultural understanding. Does it? The New York Times: The lives of transit workers: Trauma and constant dread NPR: Analysts say armed groups at protests raise specter of a ‘street war’ Military Times:

Read more

Back to School Rally set for Aug. 23, donations needed

The Great Falls Rescue Mission is hosting its annual Back to School Rally on Aug. 23 in front of the Cameron Family Center at 408 2nd Ave. S. Due to COVID-19, families in need of backpacks can register through Opportunities Inc. by phone at 216-3200 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is open July 29 through Aug.

Read more

Great Falls High pool locker rooms renovated with $20,000 donation

The Great Falls High School swimming pool locker rooms were renovated this summer, while the pool was closed due to COVID-19, thanks to a $20,000 annonynmous donation that was matched by the Great Falls Public Schools district. “This donation means all of our boys’ and girls’ shower towers work and we were able to re-plumb the swimsuit dryers in the

Read more

GFPS receives $150k donation for GFH band room renovation

The Great Falls Public Schools Foundation announced during the July 13 school board meeting that two anonymous donors had contributed $150,000 to renovate the band room at Great Falls High. Dusty Molyneaux, the fine arts department supervisor, said “we’re just so excited about this.” GFPS received $418,200 in donations for Longfellow Elementary School He said he’d spent 15 years in

Read more

GFPS to discuss, vote on reopening plan during July 15 special meeting

Updated 1 p.m. July 15 The Great Falls Public Schools board and administrators are scheduled to discuss plans for the fall reopening during a special meeting on July 15. Superintendent Tom Moore said during the regular July 13 board meeting that district officials have been working on a draft plan that has been approved so far by Trisha Gardner, the

Read more
« Older Entries