Community Education - Fall 2013
Havre Public Schools’ Community Education is excited to offer many successful previously offered classes and several new classes for fall session. All payments for classes are due registration week (September 16-20). Payments may be mailed or dropped off, in person, at the Community Education office in the Robins Administration Building. Separate checks are appreciated for each class in which you are enrolling. Early registration and payment will help ensure the class is offered and is not overcrowded. Late registrations will be accepted only if class space is available and the class has not been cancelled. Students MUST be at least 18 years of age to participate in classes.
Havre Public Schools “A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE!” FALL, 2013 Jeremiah Nitz Teaching Science Scott Filius Teaching Local History INCLUDES COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES Ms. Anderson's Kindergarten Class 2 — Havre Daily News, Sept. 13 / Hi-Line Shopper, Sept. 18, 2013 Superintendent's Message... Superintendent’s Message... This fall we are bringing two building bonds before voters. I am hosting two community meetings to discuss the bond requests and would like to encourage you to attend the second evening if you were unable to join us on September 9. The second of the two meetings is listed in our Community Education flyer and is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Monday September 23. On the evening of September 9 we started at Sunnyside Elementary for a tour of that facility and then headed to the high school at 7:15 PM for a tour of that facility. On September 23 we will reverse the order and begin our tour at the high school. During the community meeting I will be taking questions and providing details on both of the proposed bonds. I would appreciate the opportunity to come and visit with your community group or organization about the building bonds or share what is happening in Havre Public Schools. If you would like to schedule a time please contact me at 265 -4356. Every year about this time I like to start singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, much to the chagrin of my wife and two children and anyone that isn’t tone deaf. I know the song has nothing to do with the start of the school year, but for me it is absolutely one of my favorite moments throughout the year. It is such a good feeling to see the school buildings fill back up with students and be a part of the energy they bring with them. I was extremely proud of our staff as I visited our buildings on the first day of school. Havre Public Schools’ “Tradition of Excellence” was evident throughout our district beginning on day one. The 2013 -2014 school year holds so much promise and I feel so fortunate to be a part of this great district. Elementary District Building Bond Sunnyside Completion of classroom and special education room additions Intervention room, staff room, meeting space and office area renovation Conversion of gymnasium to cafeteria Addition of full size gymnasium Havre Middle School Safety improvements to Middle School Parking lot High School District Building Bond Havre High School Locker room renovation Creation of fourth locker room to host events and tournaments Construction of Health/Physical Fitness room and wrestling room HAVRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Activity 62+ Pass For Havre Residents Age 62 and Older Havre Public Schools’ Community Education is excited to offer many successful previously offered classes and several new classes for fall session. All payments for classes are due registration week (September 16-20). Payments may be mailed or dropped off, in person, at the Community Education office in the Robins Administration Building. Separate checks are appreciated for each class in which you are enrolling. Early registration and payment will help ensure the class is offered and is not overcrowded. Late registrations will be accepted only if class space is available and the class has not been cancelled. Students MUST be at least 18 years of age to participate in classes. No exceptions! Refunds will be made only if you notify the Community Education office five days prior to class starting or 10 days for classes where the instructor or Com. Ed. purchases supplies. If class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, you will be notified and refunded any payment you have made. Community Education is always looking for instructors and classes of interest to the adult, lifelong learner. If you are interested in teaching/know someone who would be interested in teaching, or would like to suggest a class, contact the Community Education office at 265-4356 ext. 6716. The success of Community Education depends on your involvement as a student or as an instructor. Thanks for your support and here’s to a great fall session! Policies for use of 62+ Card Age Requirement: 62 years of age Residency: Havre Public School District—A Card: Non-transferable 62+ card entitles you to the following: 1. Admission to the athletic events, excluding tournaments. 2. Admission to fine arts activities (band concerts, vocal performances). Fundraisers not included. 3. One free or reduced enrollment in a multievening Community Education class. Does not include materials, rentals, bldg., or other fees. CARDS MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE HIGH SCHOOL/ROBINS MAIN OFFICE You must present your 62+ card when registering for a multi-evening Community Education class or attending a school activity. It is NOT necessary to renew your 62+ card each year. Havre Daily News, Sept. 13 / Hi-Line Shopper, Sept. 18, 2013 –– 3 COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS OFFERINGS COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS OFFERINGS FALL 2013 FALL 2013 Registration September 16-20 Contact: Community Education office at 425 6th St. On Line: www.havre.k12.mt.us E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 265-4356 Ext. 6716 Mail: Community Education, PO Box 7791 Havre, MT 59501 Pre-registration is required for all classes. Payment is due with registration. Refer to registration form for refund and cancellation information. Community Education Classes are held at: HS—Havre High School—900 18th Street MS—Havre Middle School—1441 11th Street West LM—Lincoln McKinley—801 4th Street Havre City Pool—420 6th Avenue The Cottage—High Line Heritage House Museum —132 3rd Street TBA—To Be Announced Class 1) The Dangers of Democracy Class 2) Enumerated vs Unlimited Power Class 3) Constitutional Economics, Constitutional Money Class 4) Constitutional War Powers and the Enemy Within Class 5) Exposing the Enemies of Freedom Class 6) Restoring The Constitution Class 7/8) What Can I Do Instructional. Instructor: Dr. Jerry Taylor, NMD HS-12, Wed., Sept. 25, 8 wks, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10 A2—THE CONSTITUION IS THE SOLUTION—NEW Pre-registration is required. Payment is due with registration. Checks made out to HPS. A separate check is required for each class. Art’s & Crafts B1 – KNITTING A DISH CLOTH -NEW A—Special Interest B—Arts & Crafts C—Computers D—Life & Health E—Wellness & Fitness F—Great Outdoors G—Hobbies, Home, Travel H—Community & Schools Fall Community Education Classes A3 – SESSIONS FOR SAVINGS –NEW Would you like to buy your household items that you use everyday for less? This class will cover price match couponing and the best ways to shop online. Come and spend an evening learning how to make your money go further. Instructor: Amanda Christofferson HS-Lib, Mon., Oct 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Cost: $8 Do you need a creative, fun way to make great gifts for friends and family? You will learn how to make a wonderful knitted dish cloth and leave this two week class with a completed project. Students can purchase needles through instructor or bring straight or circular needles size 6-8. Please bring Lilly Sugar & Cream dish cloth cotton. Instructor: Angee Steir MS 163, Wed., Oct. 16, 2 wks, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10 (62+ $8) Pre-registration is required. Payment is due with registration. Checks made out to HPS. A separate check is required for each class. No 62+ Discount for any category C classes. Computers Pre-registration is required. Payment is due with registration. Checks made out to HPS. A separate check is required for each class. Special Interest historical tradition of TEA TIME. Instructor: Emily Mayer The Cottage, Tues., Oct. 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Cost: $30 RAM, GB, Motherboard, mouse? It’s all foreign. This basic class will teach computer terminology and provide A4—TEA TASTING AND TEA TIME ETIQUET—NEW The High Line Heritage House Museum will host a one an understanding of how your computer operates and its night session exploring many different varieties of teas components. This class is designed for novice users. Instructor: Sean Reichle and learning the proper etiquette for tea time. The HS Comp Lab, Tues., Sept. 24, 6:30-8 p.m. instructor has a wealth of knowledge to create a Cost: $8 wonderful experience to introduce you to this C1 – UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS C2 – WORD 101/INTERMEDIATE WORD Intimidated by creating a document? Learn how to create tabs, change font, spell check and draft a letter. This class is for beginners with little to no experience. Your attendance in this class will provide confidence and knowledge to create letters, resumes, whatever! Instructor: Sean Reichle HS Comp Lab, Thur., Sept. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: $8 A5– GAINING INCOME FROM INVESTMENTS One of the most difficult problems for retirees, in A1 – SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS—NEW today’s low interest rate environment, is getting Students will be presented with an overview of the income from their investments. This class will focus benefits available through the Old Age, Survivors and on the different ways retirees can access the income Disability Insurance program, collectively known as from their investments with confidence that they are Social Security. Brief history will be discussed. not spending today what they will need in the future. Retirement, Survivors, and Disability benefits will be Instructor: Jacob Lorang covered as well as eligibility requirements. Benefit payment and taxation will also be discussed. Discussion HS-17 Tues., Oct. 22, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: $5 will be at a basic level Instructor: Anthony Cammon HS 15, Mon, Sept. 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m. -- $5 C3 – ADVANCED WORD ALL PAYMENTS TO HPS ARE DUE REGISTRATION WEEK SEPTEMBER 16—20 Come! Participate! Learn! Enjoy! Register NOW for Community Education Classes Now that you have mastered the basics and are familiar with how programs work, learn how to create a more professional document. Class will demonstrate more advanced uses of programs. Mail merge, collaboration of tools, photo formatting and styles tools will be the focus. Instructor: Sean Reichle HS Comp Lab, Tues., Oct. 1, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: $8 4 — Havre Daily News, Sept. 13 / Hi-Line Shopper, Sept. 18, 2013 Community Education Community Education Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Register early for this very popular class as space is limited! Class will strengthen and tone your muscles through the use of exercise balls, hand weights and non-weight bearing equipment. Bring your personal equipment (mat, weights, balls) as equipment to lend is limited. This class is co-ed. Instructor: Brittnee Loch HS Cafe, T/Th, Sept. 24, 12 wks, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $42 (62+ $22) D6 PRESERVING 101 C5 – INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT Please note: this class will not be held Oct. 17 & 31, and Learn the basics of preserving food. This class will walk Make a great presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Nov 28. participates through the basics of preserving food Manual and automated presentations discussed. safely. The class will teach participates how to pick out Instructor: Sean Reichle E3 – STEP AEROBICS –NEW produce and which method is best to preserve it. We HS Comp Lab, Tues., Oct. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. -- $8 Step-It-Up with Step Aerobics while exercising to your will demonstrate freezing and drying low acid foods, then can a high acid food using the water bath method. favorite hits from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. Each class will C6 – COMPUTER MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR have different music to listen to while getting in shape! At the end of class participates will take home a jar of Open your computer, blow out dust, hook up Featured artists will include ABBA, Bee Gees, The salsa. computer, anti-virus software check, install Windows Monkeys and Nancy Sinatra. Bring a step aerobic box Instructor: Lea Ann Larson updates, clean temporary files and cookies, download and water bottle please. MS162, Thur, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and defragment utilities. If you own a computer, you Instructor: Rana Weber Cost: $15 can’t afford to miss this class! LM Gym, M/W, Oct. 21, 8 wks, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Instructor: Sean Reichle Cost: $32 (62+ $18) D7- PRESERVING 101.2 CANNING MEATS HS Comp Lab, Thur., Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. -- $8 Please note: this class will not be held Nov 27. Learn the basics of pressure canning and how to Pre-registration is required. Payment due with registration. Checks made out to HPS. A separate check is required for each class. Knowing what to do when an emergency arises can be the difference between life and death. First Aid covers basic first aid essentials under AHA guidelines with hands on practice. In CPR, earn a two-year certification. Classes D1—D4 are all held in the HS Library. Computers continued from page 3 This is a hands on class for those of you who want to make healthy and flavorful meals but feel like there is C4– INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL not enough time in the day. Tips and recipes will be Excel offers accounting spreadsheets for business or home use. Learn basic techniques to manage expenses shared and our prepared creations can be enjoyed. Instructor: Haley Morrelli and budgets. Must be a proficient computer user. MS162, Tues., Sept. 24, 6 wks, 7-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Sean Reichle Cost: $36 (62+ $27) HS Comp Lab, Thru. Oct. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. -- $8 D5—HEALTHY COOOKING IN A HURRY! - NEW E2 – BODY SCULPTURE Life & Health preserve meat. The class will focus on canning wild game just in time for hunting season. Participates will learn safe food handling while preparing meat and processing it using the USDA safe practices for home preserving. The class will also cook a nutritious meal with canned meats. At the end of class participates will take home a jar of canned meat. Instructor: Lea Ann Larson MS162, Tues, Oct. 12, 9:00 a.m.—1:00p.m. Cost: $18 Get a jump start and beat holiday weight gain, slim down for that winter beach vacation, or improve your overall health! This class will provide a total body workout including warm-up, cardio and floor work along with a cool down. Bring a mat to class. Instructor: Sandy Evans LM Gym, M/W, Sept. 24, 10 wks, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $34 (62+ $18) Please note: this class will not be held Nov 27 E4 – CARDIO FOR HEALTH D1 – FIRST AID – AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Wed., Oct 9, 6:00-9:30 p.m. Wed., Oct 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cost: $20 D2 – CPR – AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Wed., Oct. 16, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. -- $15 D3 – FIRST AID & CPR CLASSES Wed., Oct. 9, 6:00-9:30 p.m. Wed., Oct . 16, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Cost $30 Please note: Register early. There has been a lot of interest in this class. D4– HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR—NEW Wed., Oct. 23, 6:00-9:30 p.m. Cost $20 Pre-registration is required. A Liability Waiver is required for all exercise classes. Payment is due with registration. Checks made out to HPS. A separate check is required for each class. Wellness & Fitness E5- AQUA AEROBICS E1 – YOGA FOR RELAXATION Gain flexibility and freedom of movement while improving circulation, respiration and digestion. Postures to release stiffness and tension while helping to renew energy and maintain health will be the focus. A yoga exercise mat is required. Class is co-ed. Instructor: Keshia Reichle LM Gym, T/Th, Sept. 23, 12 wks, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $46 (62+ $26) Please note: this class will not be held Nov 27. This is an upbeat, physical water workout at the Havre City Pool. Water buoyancy has been shown to make exercise less stressful on the body’s joints thus getting the benefit of aerobics without the stress on the body. Non-swimmers welcome. Co-ed class. Instructor: Crysandra Allard & Casey George Havre City Pool, T/Th, Oct. 22 , 8 wks, 6-7 p.m. Cost: $28 (62+ $18) Please note: this class will not be held Oct. 31 & Nov 28. Will teach basic exercises using ONLY the body. Learning how to train smarter and not harder!! Instructor: Amanda Solomon NASM Cert. personal Trainer TBA, Wed., Sept. 25, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Cost: $8 E6– INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL TRAINING— NEW Havre Daily News, Sept. 13 / Hi-Line Shopper, Sept. 18, 2013 –– 5 Registration September 16-20 Registration September 16— 20 Wellness & Fitness contd. from page 4 LIFESTYLE FITNESS COACHING—NEW These seminar classes touch on five critical aspects of lifestyle fitness coaching. Take them all or the ones that interest you. A one time charge of $10 is due at the first class you participate in for a workbook used during all five seminars. Instructor: Amanda Solomon NASM Cert. Personal Trainer E7– LIVING A HEALTHY BALANCED LIFESTYLE During this class you will discuss the value of living a life full of balance in every aspect of life, not just with the body. The heart and mind have just as much of a apart in bringing about a healthy and balanced lifestyle. TBA, Wed., Sept. 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: $8 E8– DESIGN YOUR BODY Be equipped with the necessary fitness tools to set yourself up for optimum success in your daily life. TBA, Wed., Oct. 2, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: $8 E9-PREPARING YOUR FOOD Learn how to build your own menu and find healthy foods to suit your lifestyle. TBA, Wed., Oct. 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: $8 E10-ALIGNING YOUR MIND You are a priority! Implement time management skills to better refine your fitness plan. TBA, Wed., Oct. 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: $8 E11– IGNITE YOUR HEART Discover how to address the bad habits tripping up your fitness success. Your heart needs consistency and motivation to reach your goals. What motivates you? TBA, Wed., Oct. 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: $8 Community & Schools Pre-registration is required. H1– COMMUNITY MEETING As Superintendent of Havre Public Schools, I would like to invite you to a community meeting to discuss the upcoming bond election for renovations at Sunnyside Elementary School and Havre High School. The meeting will be held on September 23rd and we will start at the High School at 6:30 p.m.—7:15 p.m. and then go on to Sunnyside Elementary School at 7:15 p.m.—8:00 p.m. I hope to see you at this community meeting. No Cost. Meeting lead by: Mr. Andy Carlson Mon., Sept. 23, 6:30—8:00 p.m. Location: HS Auditorium Pre-registration is required. Payment is due with registration. Checks made out to HPS. A separate check is required for each class. Great Outdoors F1 – BEAR PAW HIKE Enjoy the beauty of nature and the splendor of fall colors with a guided tour of Beaver Creek Park by Charles Gallus. Bring a snack and water. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately. Participants will meet at HS and will travel by vehicle/ carpool to the Park. Instructor: Charles Gallus Sat., Sept. 28, 12:30-3 p.m. — $8 F2—HEAR THE ELK CALL—NEW Travel to the Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area located in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. Nearly 500 elk congregate in this area offering spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. Transportation provided. Meet at HS Parking Lot Sat., Sept. 28, 2:00-9:00 p.m. Cost: $22 Classes continued on page 8. Community Education Registration Fall 2013 Community Education Registration Form Class ______________________________________#______ Class ______________________________________#______ Name ____________________________________________ St./PO Address _____________________________________ Email _____________________________________________ Ph/Day ___________________Ph/Eve __________________ Are you at least 18 years old? ______yes _____ no Walk In Monday—Friday September 16—20 Robins Administration Building 425 6th Street 8 AM to 4 PM On Line www.havre.k12.mt.us Email email@example.com Phone 265-4356 ext. 331 Mail Havre Public Schools Community Education Box 7791 Havre, MT 59501 Please register September 16-20! All students must register prior to starting a class. In order to prepare, instructors of all classes need to know how many students are attending. Low enrollment may cause a class to be cancelled and several classes have limited enrollment available. If a cla ss is cancelled, you will be notified. If you won’t be able to attend a class in which you have registered for, please call and cancel so there is room for someone else. Classe s are held at the High School (HS), Middle School (MS), Lincoln McKinley (LM), Sunnyside (SS), Highland Park (HP), and the Community Pool. Please follow instructions when reg istering for a class. Payment is due registration week. Liability waivers are required for participation in Community Education classes. Students MUST be at least 18 years of age to participate in classes. REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be made only if you notify the Community Education office at 265-4356 x 6716 five (5) days prior to the class starting and ten(10) days for classes involving the instructor purchasing supplies. If a class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, you will be notified and refunded any payments you have made. A $30 fee will be charged for bounced checks. 6 — Havre Daily News, Sept. 13 / Hi-Line Shopper, Sept. 18, 2013 In April, Karen Nave, who was named Teacher of the Year 2012, had the pleasure of introducing Havre Public Schools’ 2013 Teacher of the Year. Three outstanding educators were nominated for this award; Ms. Jacki Kannberg (Havre Middle School Social Studies Teacher), Ms. Vicky Michaels (Sunnyside Fourth Grade Teacher) and Mr. Scott Filius (Havre High Social Studies Teacher and Wrestling Coach). Special Education Teacher, Karen Nave, said during her introduction, “Standing up here is a very humble experience, and humble is one of the words I would use to describe this next year’s Teacher of the Year." Ms. Nave was referring to none other than Scott Filius. Nave continued by saying, “Other adjectives that come to mind, as well as the minds of students and peers, are: innovative, passionate, unassuming, positive, leader, kind and disciplined. After many years of teaching, Scott continues to work tirelessly to increase content knowledge. He also advocates for students and their success, sets high expectations for self and his students, and recognizes that a teacher has the power to change lives. While our school district may get excited when one of our sports teams wins a championship, we truly have an education champion in the perScott Filius, 2013 Teacher of the Year son of Mr. Scott Filius.” Scott was nominated by Vicki Proctor (Havre High Business Teacher) for this honor. Quoting from her letter of nomination, “The best way to describe Scott Filius is through his students. This is their lexicon: innovative, eloquent, intelligent, interesting, entertaining, happy all of the time, outgoing, caring, passionate, he is like a father to a big family called his team; he makes me laugh as I learn, nice, organized, disciplined, cool, kind, he would do anything he could do to help a student, and he makes learning simple.” Proctor continued by saying, “Scott ’s peers appreciate his hard work to stay current in his ﬁeld, his willing desire to help when asked, and his unassuming leadership that remains positive in any situation. He believes in his role as a teacher and a teacher’s ability to change lives and he takes this to heart in any interaction he has with a student. Scott believes in his students and his students ‘feel’ this and then learn to ‘know’ their own talents; they are then able to accept the gift given to them by their teacher, the gift of self-empowerment. Often students do not know how to accept this gift.” With regard to his coaching Proctor added, “While the school district may be excited about a team’s championship trophy, Mr. Filius has his focus grounded in his students. In his coaching talents, he emphasized talented unity, energized progress and the desire of his team to be more than they were the day before. The trophy is the incidental that happens along the way when there is a GREAT teacher in the classroom." Mr. Filius has been employed as a social studies teacher for 21 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Montana State Northern, then known as Northern Montana College. Scott taught in Driggs, Idaho from 1992 until 1995 after which he moved to Havre. Havre Public Schools has been fortunate to have Scott employed as a history teacher for the past 17 years. Scott was inﬂuenced to become a teacher through his high school coach. He states he chose the area of history, “Because I liked it.” He continued by saying, “I like dealing with the kids.” During his time oﬀ Scott enjoys coaching in the oﬀseason, hunting and ﬁshing. Scott is married to Havre Middle School Physical Education Teacher, Kari Filius. Together they have two daughters and one son, Peyton (17), Sadie (9), and Parker (15). Scott Filius Teacher of the Year 2013 Congratulations Scott Filius Teacher of the Year 2013 Havre Daily News, Sept. 13 / Hi-Line Shopper, Sept. 18, 2013 –– 7 The Havre Public School elected Board of Trustees and Officers are as follows: Darlene Bricker - Board Chair Harvey Capellen - Board Vice-Chair Aileen Couch Cindy Erickson Ed Hill Theresa Miller Norman Proctor Curtis Smeby This group of volunteer Board members represent the community of Havre in the governance of the entire Havre District 16 & A, which is two separate legal entities of an Elementary District and High School District. They take their responsibility and obligations as a Trustee very seriously and put in many hours of their time ensuring that the needs and desires of their constituency are addressed within the laws of the federal government, the State of Montana, their own policy, and guidance as ligated in courts of law that apply to public education. The Board of Trustees are always concerned and attuned to what happens in our schools and at the school and classroom levels as well. DISTRICT ACTION PLANS FOR 2013-2014 • • • • • Finalization of K-5 Standards Based Report Card Finalization of Gifted and Talented Handbook Science Curriculum Health Enhancement Curriculum Continuation of : Communication Arts Curriculum Review 8 — Havre Daily News, Sept. 13 / Hi-Line Shopper, Sept. 18, 2013 HRDC PRESENTS: For further information or to pre-register call District 4 HRDC at 265-6743 and ask for ext. 1110 or ext. 1112. AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FIRST AID/CPR CLASS Certification is for 2 yrs. Open to community members Instructor: Shawna Billmayer Sat., 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m., Sept. 28 Cost: $35 Sat., 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m., Oct. 12 Cost: $35 Sat., 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m., Dec. 28 Cost: $35 Location: HRDC Board Room. Please use North door. DRUG ENDANGERED CHILDREN Learn the effects of substance abuse on children and explore ways that communities can work together to build partnerships. Instructor: Dana Geary, MT Department of Justice Wed., Oct. 23, 6:30—9:30 p.m. FREE Location: HRDC Activity Room LEARN THE SIGNS: ACT EARLY This three part series will explore the developmental milestones of infant, toddler and preschool children and resources available to support providers and families track development and recognize warning signs of developmental delays in young children. Instructor: Arlys Williams & MSU-N nursing students Oct. 9, 16 & 30. 7:00—9:00 p.m. $15 fee Location: HRDC Activity Room HRDC PARENTING CLASSES POSITIVE SOLUTION FOR FAMILIES ( FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN BIRTH TO AGE 5) This four session parenting workshop is designed to help parents promote positive and effective parenting behaviors, which will in turn promote children’s social and emotional development and address the challenging behavior and mental health needs of children birth to age five. These sessions are designed to give parents general information on key strategies that may be used with all children. Please call 265-6743 ext. 1109 or 1110 for more information or to pre-register for classes. Instructor: Kathy Leeds Mon. Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28. 6:00—8:00 p.m. FREE thanks to funding from United Way of Hill County. Location: HRDC Activity Room HRDC PARENTING CLASS FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGE 6-12 Parent classes are currently being scheduled. Parents will gain an understanding of child development and learn about age appropriate expectations of children. Please call 265-6743 ext. 1109 or 1110 for more information on dates and times for this class. ADULT BASIC LITERACY AND EDUCATION Classroom is open M, T, TH. 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. and 1:00—5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Intake and TABE testing are completed each Wed. beginning at 9:00 a.m. or at 1:00 p.m. For more information please call Fawn or Maggie at 265-6743 x 1198 Havre-Hill County Library New and used book sale Sept. 19—22 Th/F 8:00-8:00, S/S 12:00-5:00 Books & Babies—Wed. @ 10:15 Story Time Wed. @ 10:30 & 3:30 Call 265-2123 or visit www.mtha.mt.lib.org for more information. Red Ribbon Week October 23—31 The campaign is designed with all ages and regions in mind and focuses on: Creating an awareness of the problems related to substance abuse. Building community coalitions to implement substance abuse prevention strategies; Supporting substance abuse free lifestyles; and Encouraging neighborhood prevention planning activities. Support your students and community during Red Ribbon week. For information contact the Boys & Girls Club at 265-6206 $25/year membership—offers use of: Games Room Snack Bar Technology Center Special Programs/Events Performing Arts Center Health & Fitness Center Teen Center Education Center Arts & Crafts Center Life Skills Center Call 265-6206 for more information Havre Public Schools/Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Line After-School Homework for students in grades 1-8 (3-5 pm) The Learning Center will reinforce and enhance the skills and knowledge young people learn at school during hours they spend at the Boys and Girls Club. Club staff will create opportunities for “High -yield learning activities.” Computer equipment available with priority given for homework. LIBRARY ART DISPLY AT HAVRE-HILL COUNTY LIBRARY SHOWCASING: Julea Pratt through September Karlie Kafka October—November Visit the library to check out this talented individuals.