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Havre Public Schools Holiday/Vacation Days Sept. 2 - Labor Day Nov. 28 & 29 - Thanksgiving Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 - Christmas Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Day April 9 - Spring Break April 10 - 13 - Easter May 25 - Memorial Day

No Classes August 26-27 - All Staff Orientation October 17-18 - Professional Association Conventions Nov. 27 - Designated Parent-Teacher Conferences Feb. 17 - Designated Teacher Inservice June 3 - Record Keeping


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Rocky Boy teens attend leadership congress Pam Burke community@havredailynews.com Some students at Rocky Boy High School are coming back to class this year with experience from West Virginia to share with their classmates. A mentor from the Box Elder Family Resource Center and three Rocky Boy High School teenagers traveled to West Virginia to attend the week-long Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress, which focuses on building leadership skills for teens from urban and rural tribal communities located throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and American Samoa. ShoShana Saddler, the center’s Youth Activities coordinator, said she and students Teyada Morris, Jeraelyn Parker and Taireice Oats, who are all heading into their senior year, were able to attend the July 7-13 conference after the students’ applications for the program were accepted. The application process, Saddler said, is extensive, with a three-part questionnaire that asks the students to describe who they are and ways they are involved in their community, write paragraph-long analyses of environmental issues they see in their community and ways to address them, and to fully outline, in essay answers, a project to complete in and for their community. The first two sections are answered indi-

Courtesy Photo Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress attendees — including Rocky Boy High School seniors Teyada Morris, Jeraelyn Parker and Taireice Oats and their mentor ShoShana Saddler, Youth Activities coordinator at Box Elder Family Resource Center — pose for a photograph at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., where the conference was held July 7-13. vidually, but the project portion can be a collaborative effort with their team. The Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation team chose to concentrate on garbage, Saddler said. While the students addressed litter issues in neighborhoods, their focus was on garbage in camping areas where no one organization, person or company is responsible for hauling garbage from campsites so these bins had attracted some bears this summer. The project description and implementation plan help get the teams into the conference, but they can also win teams an implementation grant. The Rocky Boy team did not win a grant this year, Saddler said, but she added that this first year was a learning year and she would be able to offer better, more specific guidance to next year’s team. All the youth who attend do so in teams of three to five students from their own community.

Mrs. Wilting

one subject spiral notebook, wide ruled

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1 1½” 3 ring binder 1 box Ziploc sandwich storage bags

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SUNNYSIDE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL GRADE 4

Mrs. Johnson

10 extra pencils one container disinfectant wipes two large boxes of facial tissue

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Editor’s note With the early deadline needed to produce this section and most schools in the middle of transition from last school year to this, not all area schools were able to provide information to the Havre Daily News in time for publication.

Mrs. McCormick

1 extra pkg. of 5 Expo markers

1 box any size ziploc storage bags extra pkg. pencils

block from the community’s skate park, is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers books, games, activities and culturally relevant videos, as well as snacks and drinks. During the school year, she said, the resource center is open 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Though the center is youth-focused, it is open to everyone in the community, she added. For the week and a half before the powwows during Rocky Boy’s Chippewa Cree Celebration, Saddler offered cloth, materials and assistance to any parents who wanted to come into the center to make regalia for their 6 years and younger kids who would be dancing in the Tiny Tots category. It was a good way to use the materials left over after the three teens made regalia to take to the conference in West Virginia, Saddler said. To wrap up the conference the groups delivered their presentations — which Saddler said took the form of PowerPoints, videos and even a play — to all of the participants, their mentors and representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. While the work challenged the students to perform academically, Saddler said, they also went kayaking and bike riding, and could spend evenings socializing around a fire pit. Saddler said the experience was invaluable for the attendees, and she is already planning to get a team together to apply for next year’s conference, looking for students with an interest in the sciences.

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The travel expenses for the teams and their stay at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, was paid for through a grant from New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Saddler said. They, along with about 50 other students and their mentors stayed at the center, which has rooms, a cafeteria, a gym, common areas for lounging and an extensive outdoor campus along the Potomac River, as well as all types of conference rooms. The attendees were all asked one question: As future leaders, how can you use your voice and skills to make a difference for the environment while continuing to respect your culture and strengthen your sovereignty? The answers were written on flash cards that were put on a wall grouped into the categories they addressed, including education, youth empowerment, culture, environment, leadership and resources. The students were divided into groups, which took the remainder of the week to examine their issue, formulate a project plan and create a presentation. The mentors, she said, worked through the same activities to give attendees and organizers more solutions, as well as a sense of any differences in approaches to problemsolving. The Box Elder Family Resource Center is much like a Boys & Girls Club for youth and their families in the community, Saddler said. During the summer, the facility, which is next to the Box Elder schools and about a

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All Grade 3 students need the following: — in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom; • 1 pkg. wide-ruled loose leaf paper • 2 boxes #2 lead pencils (Ticonderoga) • 4-6 glue sticks • Crayons, 24 pack only • 1 pkg. colored pencils • Pair of pointed scissors • 1 pkgs. eraser caps • 1 hard plastic pencil box • 1 pkg. - 5 subject index divider for binder • 1 pkg. standard/basic deck playing cards (for math games) • Book bag (no wheels) • One (1) 1½” ringed binder w/pockets for 8½” x 11” sheets (No trapper keepers) • 2 large boxes of facial tissue • Disinfectant wipes • Tennis shoes (clean) for P.E.

Ms. Ferguson

markers one subject spiral notebook, wide ruled watercolor paints

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one composition notebook watercolor paints

Mr. Flaten

one composition notebook markers watercolor paints

Mrs. Leinwand watercolors

All Grade 4 students need the following: (in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom) • Loose leaf paper (1pkg) • Glue Sticks (3 sticks) • Spiral notebooks/composition books (5) • Folders (5) • Scissors (1) • Pencils (2 pkgs) • Colored pencils (1 pkg) • Markers (1 pkg) • Highlighters (1 pkg) • Expo Dry Erase Markers (1 pkg) • Tissues (1 box) • Clorox wipes (1 container) • Water colors • 1 small book bag/backpack (no wheels) • Clean tennis shoes for PE Zook: no spiral notebooks — 1 inch binder instead. Zook & Hagen: Need a flash drive.

GRADE 5

ALL Grade 5 students need the following: (in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom) • Two-pocket folders (5 /non-prong) • Clorox wipes (2 containers) • single spiral notebooks (6) • Loose leaf paper (2 packages) • Expo dry erase markers 2 packs of 4 markers • Tissues (3 boxes) • #2 Pencils (1 pack of 24 — no Dixon brand) • Highlighters (2) • Glue sticks (2 sticks) • Clean tennis shoes for PE • 1” 3-ring binder (1) — Except Mrs. Hagen • Small book bag/backpack (1 — no wheels) 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS The following teachers are requiring

student planners. They can be purchased in the Sunnyside Office for $3. • Miss Filius (Mrs. Bartel) • Mrs. Gauer • Miss Marshall • Mrs. Jensen • Miss Paulsen • Mrs. Thompson If your child would like to use a planner to organize assignments, but is not in one of these classes, he or she can still purchase a planner.

HAVRE MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADE 6

All Grade 6 students need the following: (in addition to the teacher specific items on the bottom) • Zippered binder (to carry to all classes, all day) • Pencils • Loose-leaf college-ruled paper • Colored pencils &/or markers (Optional) • 2 boxes of tissues • Paper grocery bags for book covers • Combination Lock for PE Bailey-Reading & Comm Arts • (1) Composition Notebook Barber-Science • (1) Composition Notebook (College Ruled) Collins-Math • (1) 3-Ring Binder w/Dividers LaBrie-Peterson-Comm Arts • (1) 2 Pocket Folder Parsons-Social Studies • (1) Composition Notebook (College Ruled) • (1) 2 Pocket Folder Hansard-Montana History • (1) Composition Notebook (College Ruled) Lipp-Social Studies • (1) Composition Notebook Wirtzberger-Science

• (1) Composition Notebook (College Ruled)

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ALL Grade 7 students need the following: (in addition to the teacher specific items on the bottom) • Pencils • Pens • Hi-Lighters • Loose leaf college-ruled paper • 1 box of tissues • Paper grocery bags for book covers • Combination lock for PE Collins-Math • (1) 3-Ringer binder w/dividers • (1) Notebook Hansard-Geography • (1) Composition notebook (college-ruled) LaBrie-Peterson-Comm Arts • (1) 2 Pocket folder Wirtzberger-Life Science • Composition notebook (college-ruled)

GRADE 8

ALL Grade 8 students need the following: (in addition to the teacher specific items on the bottom) • Pencils • Hi-Lighters • Loose leaf college-ruled paper • 1 box of tissues • Paper grocery bags for book covers • Protractor; compass • 4 Function calculator (Optional) • Combination lock for PE Barber-Science • (1) Composition notebook Lipp-Social Studies • (1) Composition notebook Wirtzberger-Science • (1) Composition notebook (college-ruled)


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Havre Public Schools Supply Lists Highland Park Early Primary Kindergarten

ALL Kindergarten students need the following: (in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom) • 1 large backpack (Please label it with your child’s name; no wheels) • 3 boxes of 24 count regular size Crayola crayons • 2 boxes cone-tip washable markers (1 set primary colors) • 20 small glue sticks • 1 box of #2 pencils • 1 pair round-tip scissors • 1 box of Kleenex • 1 package of baby wipes • 1 package of antibacterial wipes • 1 set of Crayola watercolor paints except Mrs. Neuwerth and Miss Courchene) • 4 large boxes of crackers or snacks (graham, saltine, wheat, cheese) • 1 Extra set of clothing (Please place in a plastic bag and label it with your child’s name)

Miss Courchene 2 1 1 1 2 1 1

composition notebooks water bottle pencil box package baby wipes cans Play-doh pkg. large paper plates set colored pencils

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1 pair ear buds 2 – 2 pocket folders 1 pencil box 2 composition notebooks 1 pkg. plastic cups 1 – 1” 3 ring binder (with clear insert in front) 2 cans Play-doh

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– 4 oz. bottle of glue pkg. cups can Play-Doh reusable water bottle box quart size Ziploc bags set colored pencils

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1 pkg. 100 ct. - 5 oz. plastic cups 1 extra box of 24 ct. crayons

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composition notebooks cans Play-doh pair ear buds set colored pencils pkg. safety pins

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– 2 pocket folders - 4 oz. bottle of glue composition notebooks set colored pencils pencil box reusable water bottle pkg. small paper plates

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pair ear buds cans Play-Doh pkg. 8 oz plastic cups set colored pencils composition notebook – 2 pocket folder

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reusable water bottle pencil box - 4 oz. bottle of glue set colored pencils pair ear buds cans Play-doh – 1” 3 ring binder

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ALL Grade 1 students need the following: (in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom) • 1 set of extra clothing (for mealtime spills & recess mishaps) Please place in a plastic sack labeled with your child’s name • 1 book bag or back pack (no rollers please) • 1 box of Kleenex • 1 box of 24 count crayons • 1 pair child scissors • 2 boxes of snack crackers • 1 set watercolor paints • 1 pkg disinfecting wipes • 1 box of washable markers • 10 glue sticks • 1 set of headphones (over the head NOT earbuds)

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pencil box pkg. #2 pencils pkg. pencil top erasers composition notebook

1 pink eraser 1–1.5” 3-ring binder (no trapper keepers) Boys: 1 box gallon-size ziplock bags Girls: 1 pkg. paper plates OR sandwich size ziplock bags

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1 pencil box 1 pkg. #2 pencils 1 pkg. pencil top erasers 1 bottle Elmer’s glue (8 oz) 1 – 2 pocket folder with prong Boys: 1 box gallon size ziplock bags Girls: 1 box quart size ziplock bags

1 pencil box 1 box small Dixie cups 2 composition notebooks 1 – 2 pocket folder with prong Girls: 1 box gallon-size ziplock bags Boys: 1 box sandwich-size ziplock bags

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1 pkg. #2 pencils 1 pencil box 2 hi-lighters (any color) 2 composition notebooks (label with your child’s name) 1–1.5” 3 ring binder (no trapper keepers)

Mrs. Bradshaw

2 large pink erasers 1 pkg. #2 pencils 1 composition notebook 1 pkg. pencil top erasers 1–1.5” 3-ring binder (no trapper keepers) Boys: 1 box quart-size ziplock bags Girls: 1 box gallon-size ziplock bags

Mrs. Welch 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

large pink eraser composition notebook 70 pg. spiral notebook (wide ruled) pkg. paper plates (white and thin; large or small) pencil box pkg. #2 pencils – 2 pocket folder with prong

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pencil box large pink erasers bottle Elmer’s glue (8 oz) set colored pencils – 2 pocket folder – 2 pocket folder with prong paint shirt (labeled with name) pkgs. #2 pencils

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1–1.5” 3-ring binder (no trapper keepers) 1 pkg. pencils 1 pencil box 1 set colored pencils 1 - 2 pocket folder (not paper) 1 lg pink eraser 1 composition notebook 1 70 page (wide-ruled) spiral notebook 1 extra box of crayons 1 pkg. glue sticks Girls: 1 box gallon size ziplock bags Boys: 1 pkg. large paper plates

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LINCOLN-MCKINLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE 2

ALL Grade 2 students need the following: (in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom) • 2 pkg. (6-12) #2 lead pencils (Ticonderoga brand ONLY) • 1 - 24 ct. box of crayons • 1 box washable markers • 1 set colored pencils • 1 pkg. dry erase markers • 2 lg. pkgs. of glue sticks • 1 pair pointed student scissors • 1 pencil box (hard plastic case) No pencil bags, please • 2 two-pocket folders-not plastic • 2 lg. boxes of snacks • 2 containers disinfectant wipes • Book bag • 2 large boxes of facial tissues • Please no trapper keepers or backpacks on wheels. They do not fit in the lockers.

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1 1½” 3 ring binder 1 box sandwich storage bags

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1 box ziploc type storage bags (any size) 1 extra pkg. Expo markers

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New teachers, new Google classes at Havre Public Schools Derek Hann dshann@havredailynews.com As the upcoming school year approaches, Havre Public Schools has hired eight new teachers to fill the void left by retired or departed educators, while implementing new training for teachers so they are better-prepared for working in the technological world. H av re Pu b l i c S c h o o l s A s s i s ta n t Superintendent Craig Mueller said the school system was very fortunate this year to draw from a strong pool of candidates to fill positions this year. The new teachers this year are: • Peyton Bartel, fifth-grade teacher at Sunnyside Intermediate School   • Erin Lynch, fourth-grade teacher at Sunnyside Intermediate School • Jade McCormick and Danielle Faechner, kindergarten teachers at Highland Park Early Primary School • Christy Edmonds, special education teacher) • Michelle Keller, math teacher at Havre Middle School • Austin Ouelette, industrial arts teacher at Havre Middle School • Mickey Haney, Industrial arts teacher at Havre High School Mueller added that Havre Public Schools still has a position open for a secondary math teacher. He said Havre High School Principal Edward Norman is working on alternatives to get someone already on staff to take the position before the school year begins. The number of teachers hired this year is

about average, Mueller said, “We are very fortunate that our veteran teachers are excellent mentors for our new teachers,” he added. Havre Public Schools is also starting to implement a professional partners program to help guide those new educators along, he said. Although it is not always the case and other areas in the district are in high need, he added, this year the district has hired a majority of elementary teachers. The district is also moving forward with the number of teachers planned for fifth grade, he said. They have hired a new teacher for the fifth grade because the previous teacher has taken on the role of the librarian and the librarian has become a counselor for Havre Public Schools. Mueller added that after Havre Middle School family consumer science teacher Cathie Bradbury retired last year, the district is not hiring a new teacher for the position but is having Havre High School family consumer science teacher Marit Ita teach upper-level students at the middle school part-time. He said it could be a benefit to the students but the district is missing out on a veteran teacher. “But we are definitely looking forward to what Mrs Ita’s plan is for family consumer science going forward,” he added. He said Havre Public Schools was fortunate to fill spots where two other veteran teachers, Bruce Finneman of Havre High School and Tim Hagen of Havre Middle School, retired at the end of the last school year. “We are really lucky in our industrial arts program that we were able to fill both positions

Havre Public Schools Busing Student busing information has updated. Go into the parent portal for your student, click on the transportation tab 2019-20 year. Busing information will be there. If you do not see any busing/incorrect stops, please fill out the bus registration form at www.blueponyk12.com. It will come directly to my e-mail. If you have already registered your student please disregard this message.

as we just lost huge veterans,” Mueller said. He added that both Haney and Ouelette are very qualified for the roles they are taking and it is important that courses such as industrial arts and family consumer science continue. Mueller said the school district is also implementing a Google Fest at the high school to educate teachers on how to utilize Google in the classroom. He added that several teachers have volunteered to teach the classes, where teachers learn from other teachers how to grow as leaders and become more knowledgeable. The teachers who volunteered are • Cory Gunderson of Havre High School who will teach Google Sheets, Google Extensions, Hyperlinks and Advanced Slides, including Escape Rooms; • Danielle Parsons of Havre Middle School who will teach Google Slides, Forms and Google Classroom. • Kevin Shellenberger of Havre High School

who will teach Google Docs, Google Classroom and Writing Applications using Google; • Hayley Donovan of Havre Middle School w h o w i l l t e a c h G o o g l e E x t e n s i o n s, Screencastify, Equatio and Math assessments using Google forms. • Seth Flaten of Lincoln-McKinley Primary School who will teach Google Drive, Google Slides, Google Docs and Google Sheets. • Mandy Nitz of Havre High School who will teach Google Docs, Essay Scoring and Editing. Mueller said by having the teachers understand these programs, learning will directly impact students. The program is a continuation of a course offered to educators last year to teach them how to use maker spacers and maker tools, he said. These devices also help incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the classroom, he added, and by implementing STEM students will be better prepared for the modern world.


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A letter from the Box Elder Schools superintendent Box Elder School District would like to welcome students, staff, parents, and the community to the 2019-20 school year! We look forward to continuing our efforts to provide the best educational environment possible. Our school district will continue to make efforts to integrate Apple Education teaching and learning tools, implement

Eureka Math curriculum, provide English/ Language Arts instruction across all subjects, and explore new ideas to develop the potential of our students and staff. We will be welcoming some excellent new staff members to our school. Curt Leeds and Timberly Kelly will be bringing in ideas as new principals. New teachers

include Rex Sonsteng teaching high school math, Emily Kallenberger teaching Family and Consumer Science, WaLynn Burgess will join our PE department, and Anfernee Standing Rock and Natalye Meyers are new elementary teachers. They will join our outstanding returning staff in promoting a challenging, engaging, supportive, and pro-

ductive educational setting. We welcome all families and community members to visit the school and learn about the continual improvements we are working on to develop the most effective educational setting we can provide. Box Elder School District Superintendent Jeremy MacDonald

A letter from the Box Elder High School principal Dear Box Elder families, My name is Curt Leeds and I’m excited to be the new high school principal at Box Elder Public Schools. I am honored to have been selected for this position and be a part of the great Bear Nation. Over the past 11 years, I have had the privilege to

work with students on the basketball court, football field, track, and, most importantly, in the classroom. Working with kids has always been my greatest passion and I can’t wait to start working with the students of Box Elder High School. The highest priority for myself this

year is to get to know the students, parents, and community. Please feel free to stop by my office or track me down at anyone of the school events for a conversation. I’m excited to get to know everyone who supports our students in and out of the classroom.

To start our year off, we will be having a freshman orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Class will then begin on Wednesday for all other students. I look forward to meeting you soon. Curt Leeds Box Elder High School Principal

A letter from the Box Elder Elementary School principal My name is Timberly Kelly. I believe in people because people are good. I grew up in the town of Paradise, Montana. I returned there to teach after college at the University of Montana in Missoula, taught a year in Plains, Montana, took several years off to be a mother, and returned to teaching at Saint Regis, Montana for six years. I am looking forward to working at Box Elder Elementary, and I sincerely look forward to all your community will be able to teach my family.

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry Orion Wolfchief, Madison Wolf Chief and Lillian Gopher celebrate in a whirlwind of confetti after being presented as the Box Elder High School class of 2019 during their commencement ceremony Wednesday at Box Elder School in Box Elder. “Understand the past. Embrace the present. Shape the Future.” To me, the mission statement of Box Elder Schools describes

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North Star welcomes back most of the teaching and support staff from last year. The only departure from last year was firstgrade teacher Jan Donoven to retirement. Stepping into first grade will be Val VanWechel, who was the third-grade teacher last year. Kendra Zentmire is the only new staff member and will step into the thirdgrade classroom. The district enters this year again without a music teacher, with plans to cover this in-house as was done last year. Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. VanWechel did a truly wonderful job last year, and any time you see them a big thanks for adding those responsibilities is certainly in order.   At the middle school and high school, all of the teachers will be back from last year. Changes there will include increased student responsibility and accountability in the ICU program. Last year was the first attempt, and with any program, there are areas to improve and make it work better for the students. This year, ICU attendance will be tied to overall school attendance, and exploring the use of Friday school to improve student outcomes in the program. As always, the goal is to provide the best education possible for students, and having every student completing every assignment is vital to our mission.   School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7:55 a.m. for elementary students and at 8:05 a.m. for students in grades 6-12. School will dismiss as usual at 3:45 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Buses will run on a similar schedule as last year. The schools’ new website address is http://www.nsschools.org. The school calendar as well as all of the beginning-of-school information is listed on it plus a lot of other information such as lunch menus, academic and activities, bus routes, free and reduced lunch application, the Infinite Campus link, and more. Aug. 27, school pictures will be taken by Steve Helmbrecht beginning at the elementary at 8 a.m. and then moving to the middle/ high school in Rudyard later that morning. Breakfast is $1.65 and lunch is $2.65 for students, or $86 for 20 days, both breakfast and lunch. Students must pre-pay or bring money each day they eat. The Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application was emailed out. Please complete it and return it to Carol at the MS/HS office in Rudyard. All information is confidential. Meals can be paid for with cash or check at either school office. Or, to pay by credit card or e-check, log into Infinite Campus and select

BACK TO SCHOOL Payments. Input your payment amount, click continue and follow the instructions to complete your payment. Students who are 4 or 5 years of age and enrolled in the half-time kindergarten program will have school three days a week, generally Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. If school is not in session on a Monday, they will attend school Friday, such as the week of Labor Day. Keep the school calendar handy or check the school calendar online at www.nsschools.org/. School for kindergarteners will be held Aug. 22, 23, 26, 27, 29 and Sept. 3, 5, and 6. Thereafter, kindergarten meets four days a week. Keep the school calendar handy or check the calendar online at http://www.nsschools.org/. All students entering the seventh grade must receive a dose of Tdap/Td booster vaccine prior to the start of school. Documentation of the Tdap vaccine must be sent to the school. Mail to North Star School, Attn: Carol, PO Box 129, Rudyard, MT 59540 or fax to 355-4532 by Aug. 17. If a student needs help getting school supplies, people can contact Carol Tempel at 355-4481 or at ctempel@nsschools.org or send a text to 390-2701. If students need assistance for other items or clothing, they may be considered, just contact Carol. Thanks to anonymous donors, funds are available to help students. Prices for activity season passes are: Family $250, Adult $125, Student $25. Students in grades 5-12 who participate in football, volleyball, basketball or track are required to purchase an activity pass. If a family pass is purchased, a separate student pass is not required. These prices cover all North Star athletic regular season competitions, excluding tournaments playoffs and showcases. Family passes do not include college-age children. The link to Infinite Campus is toward the bottom of the school website at http://www. nsschools.org/. Parents and students can see school announcements, grades and attendance, and pay for meals on-line. Emails can be sent to a teacher by viewing the student schedule and clicking on the envelope next to the teacher’s name. If you have forgotten or need your Infinite Campus login username or need your password reset, contact either office. Infinite Campus can also be accessed from a mobile device. Download the Infinite Campus Mobile Portal application from the App Store. In settings, enter the District ID

of CRQNXT and select go. You will then enter your Infinite Campus username and password. No medications are provided by the school. If your child requires pain relievers or any other medicine, the parent must provide a supply to the office with the student name and dosage. A student schedule was mailed home for each individual in grades 6-12 from your household. Schedule changes will be allowed the first few days of school and will require a drop/add slip and parent signature. Remember that students in grades 7-10 must take at least one music class, either band or choir. Both band and choir are encouraged. Remember the class schedule is subject to change. Students in grades 5-12 who plan on participating in any sport will need to complete the MHSA physical form and pass the physical prior to beginning practice. Physical forms can be obtained at http://www.nsschools.org under Middle School and High School, Activities, Physical Forms Page 1 and Page 2. Or pick the form up at the office in Rudyard. Note: High school football and volleyball practices begin Friday. Middle school football and volleyball practices begin Monday. Letters from the respective coaches have been emailed out; call the office if you need a hardcopy.

www.havredailynews.com The handbook will be given to students the first few days of school. It will be the responsibility of the child to get the handbook home, review it with their parent or guardian, complete both sides of the last page and return it to the school office. If your child is in sports, you have already completed the Student Information side, just complete the sign-off page and return it to the school office. During bad weather or other school emergencies, school closure or delays will be announced on the Havre radio stations, 610 KOJM-AM and KPQX-FM 92.5. The Infinite Campus messenger system may also be used to contact parents and guardians. Messages will be given to students between classes or at lunch. Parent and guardian calls to teachers will go to their voicemail unless it is their prep period. Cellphones or electronic devices shall not be visible or activated at school or on a bus except by permission from a classroom teacher. Students in grades six through eight will not be allowed to have cellphones or other electronic devices with them during the school day, with the exception of their schoolissued iPad. Their phones should be kept in their lockers, turned off or not brought to school.


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From Sugarbeeter Shoutout: ‘Did You Know …’ A special edition of the Sugarbeeter Shoutout by Darin Hannum based on Jay Eslick’s DYK … Did you know: That Chinook Schools will get back into the swing Monday, Aug. 26.

The expected enrollments are Meadowlark School — 190 students; the junior high school — 62 students; and the high school — 111 students. … That the school buses are running their respective routes every morning and afternoon? Please be aware and alert to the school buses as they deliver our students to and from school. Montana Law requires that motorists stop their vehicles not fewer than 10 feet before reaching a school bus when it is stopped on the roadway and flashing its red signals and displaying its stop sign. And, that motorists may not proceed until the school bus ceases operation of its visual flashing red signal. It is important to note that violation of this law is punishable upon conviction by a fine of up to $500. Please use caution and respect when approaching a school bus. … That classroom lists for Meadowlark Students have been placed on the school website. Parent and Student Welcome Back sessions will be held at noon, Aug. 22 — a change from an evening in prior years. … That new teachers have been hired to replace positions vacated by Roberta and Bryce Weinhiemer, Bridget Metcalfe and Anne-Marye Ymzon in elementary school this year? They are Danelle Gibson, kindergarten, Amanda Davies, second grade and a special education instructor TBD. Meadowlark Elementary also replaced the principal position held by Jonathan Martin with Shane Bartshi. In the Elementary Special Education Department, LeAnn Haider was replaced with Kylee Minnis as an instructional para-

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the meaning of leadership. Leadership is a role that we all share and hand off to one another, as a baton in a relay race. Parent, you are always your child’s first teacher. Thank you for sharing your greatest treasure with us. The leadership you demonstrate at home has the greatest impact upon your child. As you hand off that leadership role to us here at Box Elder Elementary, remember that baton still rests in your hand at all times because you are your child’s greatest hero. Courtesy photo Rocky Boy High School students Teyada Morris, from left, Jeraelyn Parker and Taireice Oats, who are all heading into their senior year, pose for a photograph at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., where they attended Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress July 7-13, along with mentor ShoShana Saddler, Youth Activities coordinator at Box Elder Family Resource Center. The students learned community and environmental leadership skills at the conference. Read more about it on Page 2 of this publication.

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry Christopher Barfett, along with all of his classmates, tosses his hat into the air during the Chinook High School commencement ceremony Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Chinook High School in Chinook. professional. … That the regularly scheduled meeting for the Board of Trustees is on the second Tuesday of every month? The next meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Board Room — 101 — at Chinook High School. The public is invited and welcome to attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees.

… That the Board of Trustees, administration and staff are very excited to welcome everyone back to school after the summer and 100 year celebration of Chinook Public Schools? Please contact either the High School at 357-2236 or Elementary Office at 357-2033; Elementary opens on the 12th for any questions you may have.

North Star Public School sets up for 2019-20 year From North Star Public School North Star Public School back-to-school open houses and barbecue will be held on the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, Aug. 20. The elementary open house is 3 to 6 p.m. Students and parents can bring in back-toschool supplies, meet the students’ teachers, hear expectations, complete back-to-school forms and paperwork, and then join fellow

Knights in Rudyard for food and fun. The middle/high school open house is from 5 to 8 p.m. Students and parents can bring in back-to-school supplies, NS gym clothes, meet teachers, complete back-toschool forms and paperwork, join fellow Knights for hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and more. Free for all North Star parents/guardians and students.

www.havredailynews.com Teachers, thank you for reaching deep inside of your hearts and minds to bring your best self to Box Elder Schools, for your leadership in and out of the classroom. The very person you are, is known to be the greatest indicator of students’ educational growth (John Hattie’s Visible Learning For Teachers, 2011). Your impact is measureless, and yet, it is selflessly handed off to the next person in your student’s life. But wait. Look in your hand. The baton is still there. They won’t forget. Student, as you find that gift of leadership placed in your hand, remember it is a baton. Take it and run! Go, understanding the past. Learning from your history as you go. Go, embracing the present, accepting reality as it is and bringing your heart, your hands, and your mind with you every day. Go, shaping the future. Follow your dreams, and let those dreams take you to the best version of yourself. Remember it is a baton. You will soon realize that your parents and teachers aren’t the only ones with the responsibility. You are responsible for your own learning, and every day you are impacting those around you. You are handing that baton of leadership to others. As you run, remember, we are all very proud of you.

Blue Pony Nation 2019-2020 about to start It is getting closer to the beginning of a new school year. We are starting with a renewed excitement. Fall activities will be starting before the first day of school with the Fall Sports Parent Meeting held Monday Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. in the HS auditorium. Cheer parents met at 5:30 p.m. in the HS library. Please have your child’s health physical completed before the first day of practice. Forms may be printed from the Havre HS website https://www.blueponyk12.com/, click on: HHS Activity Schedules, then on MSHA Athletic PreParticipation Physical Examination. Forms will also be available in the HS athletic office and at the parent meeting. Golf begins Thursday. Cross country, volley ball and football will start Friday. Practice schedules were given out by the coaches at the parent meeting. Along with these activities, Marching Band Camp will be Monday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration days will be held for all students to pick up an Acceptable Use form, Student Handbook verification form, current copy of their class schedule, paperwork for activities, to pay fees, etc. … Please enter the High School through the north doors. Registration days and times are: Tuesday, Aug. 20, Senior and Juniorr Registration Day — 7 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, Sophomore and Freshman Registration Day — 7 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. T h u rs d ay, Au g . 2 2 , N ew S t u d e n t Registration Day — 7 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Also, we will be having a Freshman/

Parent Open House: Monday, Aug. 26, Freshman Parent Open House, • 5 :3 0 p .m. Eat a nd g re e t in the Cafeteria, • 6:15 p.m. Information meeting in auditorium, • 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. Open house to visit child’s teachers. T u e s d a y, A u g . 2 7 , F r e s h m a n Orientation — 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; meet in

auditorium. The main office of HHS will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, until the week of Aug. 26, then the office will be open 5 days a week. We are looking forward to another school year and hope that summer has been a great time to relax and have some quality fun with family and friends. The first day of class for all students is Wednesday Aug. 2. First period starts at

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Havre Middle School ready for another school year Lincoln-McKinley starting new year From Havre Middle School The Havre Middle School Staff would like to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. If you have any questions or concerns during the year, please feel free to contact any of the following: Principal: Dustin Kraske Vice Principal: Jeremiah Nitz Secretaries: Tami Karns and Meg Lippy Havre Middle School registration is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20, through Thursday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any sixth-, seventh-, eighth-grade or new student can register during these scheduled days. Students must be accompanied by parents/guardians when registering. First day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 28. Students will pick up their class schedules, locker assignments, assignment notebooks — $4 — required, school I.D. — $2 — required, sports physical forms, and other pertinent items. Food service will be on site to accept lunch payments. Parents, please be aware that assignment books and lunch money must be purchased separately. The sports physical form is required of all students participating in sports, it must be completed prior to participation. General Supplies: Pencils, pens, high-

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry After a full day of preparation, about 190 middle school students from eight area schools perform during a choir concert Monday at the Havre High School auditorium. Havre High choir Director Danielle Stoll was the night's guest director.

lighters, zippered binder, college-ruled loose-leaf paper, two-inch three-ring bind-

er, paper grocery bags for book covers, five-subject notebook, tissues, combina-

tion lock for health enhancement, P.E. clothing and shoes. Additional information is available on our district website at http://www.blueponyk12.com/. Montana School Immunization Law requires that all students entering the seventh grade in Montana schools have a TDAP (tetanus) and the required two MMR’s. HMS has policies in regard to medications, whether prescription or non-prescription. These must be delivered to the office by a parent/guardian and a medical authorization form be completed. Aug. 15 — Fall Sports Meeting 5:30 p.m. — Football, girls basketball, cross country, cheer Aug. 19 — Football, girls basketball and cross country practice begin Aug. 22 — sixth grade instrument selection night 4 - 7 p.m. Aug. 28 — First day of school, cheer practice starts Aug. 31 — HMS Football Jamboree, girls basketball at Cut Bank Sept. 5 — Fall Open House at HMS 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 — Cross country at Havre 4 p.m. Follow Havre Middle School on Twitter @havremiddle

Welcome to Highland Park school, all students and parents My name is Mark Irvin, and I am the p r i n c i p a l o f H i g h l a n d Pa r k E a r l y Primary School in Havre. As summer vacation winds down I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome all our new and returning students back to school! We are looking forward to an exciting and wonderful school year. Make sure and follow us on Twitter @HPschoolhavre for all sorts of pictures, updates and announcements throughout the year. Welcome to Jade McCormick and Danielle Faechner, who are joining the Highland Park teaching staff. We are excited to have them on our team! Kindergarten is making an exciting change this year which includes staggered starting days for kindergarten students. Students with birthdays from July through December will attend Friday, Aug. 30, and Wednesday, Sept. 4. Students with birthdays from January through June will attend Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Thursday, Sept. 5. All students will begin daily attendance beginning Friday, Sept. 6. Going with split classes for the first few days will allow teachers to get to know the students and to complete some early assessments. In August, your teacher will contact you to set up an individualized 30-minute Meet-and-Greet. This orientation will take place on either Wednesday, Aug. 28, or Thursday, Aug. 29, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. This is an

opportunity to find the classroom, meet your teacher and other school staff, drop off school supplies, tour the school, see the playground, and for you to complete any paperwork. This orientation will help your child feel more comfortable about starting school. If you have a first-grader, I encourage you to bring your child to school Tuesday, Aug. 27, between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m, for an informal meet-and-greet. This is an opportunity to find the classroom, meet the teacher and other school staff, drop off school supplies and tour the school. This preview alleviates some of the first day jitters and helps you and your child feel more comfortable. The first day of school for first-graders is Wednesday, Aug. 28. School begins at 8:15 a.m. and is dismissed at 2:45 p.m. each day. However, since breakfast and playground supervision are available from 7:45 am to 8:15 a.m. each morning, feel free to drop off your child after 7:45 a.m. Transportation information is available either online through parent portal or from the bus garage. If you have not yet registered your child for busing or if his/her busing information needs to be changed, please go online to http://www. blueponyk12.com or call the bus garage at 395-8556. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at 395-8555. Also,

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry Jody Corner and second-grade student Russell Petty search for Petty's scarecrow artwork during Lincoln-McKinley Primary School's open house and art night Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Havre. Artwork from the entire school year adorned the walls of the school, and children, along with family and friends, wandered the halls seeking out their own art.

Dear Parents and Guardians of LincolnMcKinley Students, The staff of Lincoln-McKinley Primary School is excited to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. Hopefully, you had an adventurous, safe and fun-filled summer! Our team is excited to meet all of the new students and welcome back those who are returning. An informational parent orientation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon or noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 279. This is a great way for families to meet their child’s teacher as well as learn important procedures to make this a wonderful school year. The first day of classes for second and third grade students is Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Students begin the day at 8:20 a.m., and are dismissed at 2:45 p.m. Placement letters and class supply lists were mailed out for enrolled students in June. Students new to the district should be receiving theirs in a timely manner. Local stores have copies of the supply list, and it is also available on our school’s website at http:// www.blueponyk12.com/. Choose the schools tab, then Lincoln-McKinley, and you will find the supply list link on the left side of the page. For children riding the bus, you will find their busing information on the same website. To register them, click on the home tab at the top of the page, then scroll to the bottom of

the page and click on the transportation and busing tab to fill out the bus registration form. A few days after you register your child you can check their bus schedule on the website by selecting the parents tab, then go to the bottom of the page, click on parent portal, search your child and select the transportation tab to show their routes in Infinite Campus. If you do not have access to a computer or need help, please contact the Havre Public Schools Transportation Department at 3958556, extension 1. In parent portal you can also select application forms and fill out an online application for free or reduced meals. For students who have not had the opportunity to register, please take a moment to contact the Robin’s Administration Building at 395-8550 to schedule an appointment with Kelly Veis. If you have any questions between now and the beginning of school, or at any time during the year, please feel free to call the school at 395-8554. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in the building. Let’s work together to make this an enjoyable year filled with learning and laughter. Sincerely, Holly Bitz, Principal Lincoln-McKinley Primary School

Sunnyside ready to start new school year Greetings Parents, Guardians, and Caring Adults, We at Sunnyside Intermediate School are looking with excitement to the start of a new school year! We thank you for sharing your children with us and look forward to working with you. Please know that you are always welcome at our school! Transportation information is available either online through Infinite Campus parent portal or from the bus garage. If you have not yet registered your child for busing

or if his/her busing information needs to be changed, please go online to fill out the bus registration form at www.blueponyk12.com. We strongly encourage you and your student to read the handbook carefully and refer to it for suggestions and information. The handbook provides you with necessary information regarding the daily operation of our school. The handbook is available on the d i s t r i c t a n d S u n n y s i d e w e b p a g e. Additionally, the Infinite Campus parent portal allows ease in seeing student grades,

paying for lunches, and updating contact information for you and your child. The Sunnyside Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This meet and greet will begin in the gym at 5:30 p.m. After introductions and a brief presentation, parents and students will have the opportunity to visit their classroom as well as tour the school. This is an important event that helps your youngster feel comfortable in the building. We want students and parents to always feel welcome in our build-

ing! I hope to see each of you there! School begins on Aug. 28 at 8:20 a.m. The campus opens at 7:50 each morning. The day concludes at 3:20 each afternoon. Please call 395-8553 if you have questions or ideas. I am looking forward to a great year and to working with you as we invest in your student’s education. Respectfully, Carmen Lunak, principal Sunnyside Intermediate School

St. Jude Thaddeus starting another school year

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry Adam Huse, a sophomore guard for MSU-Northern Basketball, helps kindergarten students put together their gingerbread houses Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Havre. Huse and other members of the basketball team were spread around different classrooms helping the children with their decorations.

many questions can be answered by going to the Havre Public Schools website. We look forward to having your child at

Highland Park and welcome back! Highland Park Early Primary Principal Mark Irvin

St. Jude Thaddeus School’s theme this year is “Change the World through Love and Service.” It is exciting to see the students discover God’s love for them and the gifts they are given as they lead through service in ways they never thought possible. The Holy Spirit is on fire at St. Jude, molding students into active leaders modeled on Christ as our students prepare to excel in high school and in life. St. Jude Thaddeus School is dedicated to excellence in education and the spiritual development of our students. We are accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association where our students master the basic learning skills as defined by the Montana Catholic Schools religious and State of Montana academic standards. St. Jude offers a rigorous education with individualized instruction. We develop skills for self-directed learning, effective communication, creative arts, and the

application of critical thinking skills. Starting in pre-kindergarten, students use technology in learning, communication, and presentations. The school has been a busy place this summer, preparing for the 2019-20 academic year. The classrooms have been painted and updated with new flooring. The school lobby has been given a facelift and the locker rooms have been painted and prepared for new lockers. Our dedicated teachers have been in the building throughout the summer, cleaning, organizing and working on their curriculum. Important dates and times to kick off the 2019-20 academic year are as follows:

Back-to-School Barbecue and Open House: Monday, Aug. 19 • 6 to 7 p.m. barbecue, Parish Center

• 7 to 8 p.m. K-8 Open House

First day of classes for grades kindergarten through eight: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Preschool Open House Thursday, Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug, 23, 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All preschoolers and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the preschool open house. This is an opportunity to meet Mrs. Christian and Mrs. Carden before the official start of preschool.

First day of classes for preschool students Monday, Aug. 26

• Morning 3/4 Preschool, 8:30 - 11 a.m. • Morning 4/5 Pre K 8:15 to 11 a.m. • Afternoon 3/4 Preschool 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. • Afternoon 4/5 Pre K 12:30 - 3:15 p.m. Athletics All sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students wanting to participate in school sponsored sports are required to have a sports physical form completed by a physician. Sports physicals must be completed before the first day of practice. The first day of volleyball practice will be Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. with a parent meeting Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. If you want more information on St. Jude Thaddeus School, and/or want to schedule a tour, please call 265-4613. St. Jude Thaddeus School Principal Mike Haugen


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Havre Middle School ready for another school year Lincoln-McKinley starting new year From Havre Middle School The Havre Middle School Staff would like to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. If you have any questions or concerns during the year, please feel free to contact any of the following: Principal: Dustin Kraske Vice Principal: Jeremiah Nitz Secretaries: Tami Karns and Meg Lippy Havre Middle School registration is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20, through Thursday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any sixth-, seventh-, eighth-grade or new student can register during these scheduled days. Students must be accompanied by parents/guardians when registering. First day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 28. Students will pick up their class schedules, locker assignments, assignment notebooks — $4 — required, school I.D. — $2 — required, sports physical forms, and other pertinent items. Food service will be on site to accept lunch payments. Parents, please be aware that assignment books and lunch money must be purchased separately. The sports physical form is required of all students participating in sports, it must be completed prior to participation. General Supplies: Pencils, pens, high-

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry After a full day of preparation, about 190 middle school students from eight area schools perform during a choir concert Monday at the Havre High School auditorium. Havre High choir Director Danielle Stoll was the night's guest director.

lighters, zippered binder, college-ruled loose-leaf paper, two-inch three-ring bind-

er, paper grocery bags for book covers, five-subject notebook, tissues, combina-

tion lock for health enhancement, P.E. clothing and shoes. Additional information is available on our district website at http://www.blueponyk12.com/. Montana School Immunization Law requires that all students entering the seventh grade in Montana schools have a TDAP (tetanus) and the required two MMR’s. HMS has policies in regard to medications, whether prescription or non-prescription. These must be delivered to the office by a parent/guardian and a medical authorization form be completed. Aug. 15 — Fall Sports Meeting 5:30 p.m. — Football, girls basketball, cross country, cheer Aug. 19 — Football, girls basketball and cross country practice begin Aug. 22 — sixth grade instrument selection night 4 - 7 p.m. Aug. 28 — First day of school, cheer practice starts Aug. 31 — HMS Football Jamboree, girls basketball at Cut Bank Sept. 5 — Fall Open House at HMS 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 — Cross country at Havre 4 p.m. Follow Havre Middle School on Twitter @havremiddle

Welcome to Highland Park school, all students and parents My name is Mark Irvin, and I am the p r i n c i p a l o f H i g h l a n d Pa r k E a r l y Primary School in Havre. As summer vacation winds down I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome all our new and returning students back to school! We are looking forward to an exciting and wonderful school year. Make sure and follow us on Twitter @HPschoolhavre for all sorts of pictures, updates and announcements throughout the year. Welcome to Jade McCormick and Danielle Faechner, who are joining the Highland Park teaching staff. We are excited to have them on our team! Kindergarten is making an exciting change this year which includes staggered starting days for kindergarten students. Students with birthdays from July through December will attend Friday, Aug. 30, and Wednesday, Sept. 4. Students with birthdays from January through June will attend Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Thursday, Sept. 5. All students will begin daily attendance beginning Friday, Sept. 6. Going with split classes for the first few days will allow teachers to get to know the students and to complete some early assessments. In August, your teacher will contact you to set up an individualized 30-minute Meet-and-Greet. This orientation will take place on either Wednesday, Aug. 28, or Thursday, Aug. 29, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. This is an

opportunity to find the classroom, meet your teacher and other school staff, drop off school supplies, tour the school, see the playground, and for you to complete any paperwork. This orientation will help your child feel more comfortable about starting school. If you have a first-grader, I encourage you to bring your child to school Tuesday, Aug. 27, between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m, for an informal meet-and-greet. This is an opportunity to find the classroom, meet the teacher and other school staff, drop off school supplies and tour the school. This preview alleviates some of the first day jitters and helps you and your child feel more comfortable. The first day of school for first-graders is Wednesday, Aug. 28. School begins at 8:15 a.m. and is dismissed at 2:45 p.m. each day. However, since breakfast and playground supervision are available from 7:45 am to 8:15 a.m. each morning, feel free to drop off your child after 7:45 a.m. Transportation information is available either online through parent portal or from the bus garage. If you have not yet registered your child for busing or if his/her busing information needs to be changed, please go online to http://www. blueponyk12.com or call the bus garage at 395-8556. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at 395-8555. Also,

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry Jody Corner and second-grade student Russell Petty search for Petty's scarecrow artwork during Lincoln-McKinley Primary School's open house and art night Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Havre. Artwork from the entire school year adorned the walls of the school, and children, along with family and friends, wandered the halls seeking out their own art.

Dear Parents and Guardians of LincolnMcKinley Students, The staff of Lincoln-McKinley Primary School is excited to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. Hopefully, you had an adventurous, safe and fun-filled summer! Our team is excited to meet all of the new students and welcome back those who are returning. An informational parent orientation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon or noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 279. This is a great way for families to meet their child’s teacher as well as learn important procedures to make this a wonderful school year. The first day of classes for second and third grade students is Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Students begin the day at 8:20 a.m., and are dismissed at 2:45 p.m. Placement letters and class supply lists were mailed out for enrolled students in June. Students new to the district should be receiving theirs in a timely manner. Local stores have copies of the supply list, and it is also available on our school’s website at http:// www.blueponyk12.com/. Choose the schools tab, then Lincoln-McKinley, and you will find the supply list link on the left side of the page. For children riding the bus, you will find their busing information on the same website. To register them, click on the home tab at the top of the page, then scroll to the bottom of

the page and click on the transportation and busing tab to fill out the bus registration form. A few days after you register your child you can check their bus schedule on the website by selecting the parents tab, then go to the bottom of the page, click on parent portal, search your child and select the transportation tab to show their routes in Infinite Campus. If you do not have access to a computer or need help, please contact the Havre Public Schools Transportation Department at 3958556, extension 1. In parent portal you can also select application forms and fill out an online application for free or reduced meals. For students who have not had the opportunity to register, please take a moment to contact the Robin’s Administration Building at 395-8550 to schedule an appointment with Kelly Veis. If you have any questions between now and the beginning of school, or at any time during the year, please feel free to call the school at 395-8554. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in the building. Let’s work together to make this an enjoyable year filled with learning and laughter. Sincerely, Holly Bitz, Principal Lincoln-McKinley Primary School

Sunnyside ready to start new school year Greetings Parents, Guardians, and Caring Adults, We at Sunnyside Intermediate School are looking with excitement to the start of a new school year! We thank you for sharing your children with us and look forward to working with you. Please know that you are always welcome at our school! Transportation information is available either online through Infinite Campus parent portal or from the bus garage. If you have not yet registered your child for busing

or if his/her busing information needs to be changed, please go online to fill out the bus registration form at www.blueponyk12.com. We strongly encourage you and your student to read the handbook carefully and refer to it for suggestions and information. The handbook provides you with necessary information regarding the daily operation of our school. The handbook is available on the d i s t r i c t a n d S u n n y s i d e w e b p a g e. Additionally, the Infinite Campus parent portal allows ease in seeing student grades,

paying for lunches, and updating contact information for you and your child. The Sunnyside Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This meet and greet will begin in the gym at 5:30 p.m. After introductions and a brief presentation, parents and students will have the opportunity to visit their classroom as well as tour the school. This is an important event that helps your youngster feel comfortable in the building. We want students and parents to always feel welcome in our build-

ing! I hope to see each of you there! School begins on Aug. 28 at 8:20 a.m. The campus opens at 7:50 each morning. The day concludes at 3:20 each afternoon. Please call 395-8553 if you have questions or ideas. I am looking forward to a great year and to working with you as we invest in your student’s education. Respectfully, Carmen Lunak, principal Sunnyside Intermediate School

St. Jude Thaddeus starting another school year

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry Adam Huse, a sophomore guard for MSU-Northern Basketball, helps kindergarten students put together their gingerbread houses Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Havre. Huse and other members of the basketball team were spread around different classrooms helping the children with their decorations.

many questions can be answered by going to the Havre Public Schools website. We look forward to having your child at

Highland Park and welcome back! Highland Park Early Primary Principal Mark Irvin

St. Jude Thaddeus School’s theme this year is “Change the World through Love and Service.” It is exciting to see the students discover God’s love for them and the gifts they are given as they lead through service in ways they never thought possible. The Holy Spirit is on fire at St. Jude, molding students into active leaders modeled on Christ as our students prepare to excel in high school and in life. St. Jude Thaddeus School is dedicated to excellence in education and the spiritual development of our students. We are accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association where our students master the basic learning skills as defined by the Montana Catholic Schools religious and State of Montana academic standards. St. Jude offers a rigorous education with individualized instruction. We develop skills for self-directed learning, effective communication, creative arts, and the

application of critical thinking skills. Starting in pre-kindergarten, students use technology in learning, communication, and presentations. The school has been a busy place this summer, preparing for the 2019-20 academic year. The classrooms have been painted and updated with new flooring. The school lobby has been given a facelift and the locker rooms have been painted and prepared for new lockers. Our dedicated teachers have been in the building throughout the summer, cleaning, organizing and working on their curriculum. Important dates and times to kick off the 2019-20 academic year are as follows:

Back-to-School Barbecue and Open House: Monday, Aug. 19 • 6 to 7 p.m. barbecue, Parish Center

• 7 to 8 p.m. K-8 Open House

First day of classes for grades kindergarten through eight: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Preschool Open House Thursday, Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug, 23, 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All preschoolers and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the preschool open house. This is an opportunity to meet Mrs. Christian and Mrs. Carden before the official start of preschool.

First day of classes for preschool students Monday, Aug. 26

• Morning 3/4 Preschool, 8:30 - 11 a.m. • Morning 4/5 Pre K 8:15 to 11 a.m. • Afternoon 3/4 Preschool 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. • Afternoon 4/5 Pre K 12:30 - 3:15 p.m. Athletics All sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students wanting to participate in school sponsored sports are required to have a sports physical form completed by a physician. Sports physicals must be completed before the first day of practice. The first day of volleyball practice will be Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. with a parent meeting Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. If you want more information on St. Jude Thaddeus School, and/or want to schedule a tour, please call 265-4613. St. Jude Thaddeus School Principal Mike Haugen


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From Sugarbeeter Shoutout: ‘Did You Know …’ A special edition of the Sugarbeeter Shoutout by Darin Hannum based on Jay Eslick’s DYK … Did you know: That Chinook Schools will get back into the swing Monday, Aug. 26.

The expected enrollments are Meadowlark School — 190 students; the junior high school — 62 students; and the high school — 111 students. … That the school buses are running their respective routes every morning and afternoon? Please be aware and alert to the school buses as they deliver our students to and from school. Montana Law requires that motorists stop their vehicles not fewer than 10 feet before reaching a school bus when it is stopped on the roadway and flashing its red signals and displaying its stop sign. And, that motorists may not proceed until the school bus ceases operation of its visual flashing red signal. It is important to note that violation of this law is punishable upon conviction by a fine of up to $500. Please use caution and respect when approaching a school bus. … That classroom lists for Meadowlark Students have been placed on the school website. Parent and Student Welcome Back sessions will be held at noon, Aug. 22 — a change from an evening in prior years. … That new teachers have been hired to replace positions vacated by Roberta and Bryce Weinhiemer, Bridget Metcalfe and Anne-Marye Ymzon in elementary school this year? They are Danelle Gibson, kindergarten, Amanda Davies, second grade and a special education instructor TBD. Meadowlark Elementary also replaced the principal position held by Jonathan Martin with Shane Bartshi. In the Elementary Special Education Department, LeAnn Haider was replaced with Kylee Minnis as an instructional para-

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the meaning of leadership. Leadership is a role that we all share and hand off to one another, as a baton in a relay race. Parent, you are always your child’s first teacher. Thank you for sharing your greatest treasure with us. The leadership you demonstrate at home has the greatest impact upon your child. As you hand off that leadership role to us here at Box Elder Elementary, remember that baton still rests in your hand at all times because you are your child’s greatest hero. Courtesy photo Rocky Boy High School students Teyada Morris, from left, Jeraelyn Parker and Taireice Oats, who are all heading into their senior year, pose for a photograph at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., where they attended Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress July 7-13, along with mentor ShoShana Saddler, Youth Activities coordinator at Box Elder Family Resource Center. The students learned community and environmental leadership skills at the conference. Read more about it on Page 2 of this publication.

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry Christopher Barfett, along with all of his classmates, tosses his hat into the air during the Chinook High School commencement ceremony Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Chinook High School in Chinook. professional. … That the regularly scheduled meeting for the Board of Trustees is on the second Tuesday of every month? The next meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Board Room — 101 — at Chinook High School. The public is invited and welcome to attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees.

… That the Board of Trustees, administration and staff are very excited to welcome everyone back to school after the summer and 100 year celebration of Chinook Public Schools? Please contact either the High School at 357-2236 or Elementary Office at 357-2033; Elementary opens on the 12th for any questions you may have.

North Star Public School sets up for 2019-20 year From North Star Public School North Star Public School back-to-school open houses and barbecue will be held on the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, Aug. 20. The elementary open house is 3 to 6 p.m. Students and parents can bring in back-toschool supplies, meet the students’ teachers, hear expectations, complete back-to-school forms and paperwork, and then join fellow

Knights in Rudyard for food and fun. The middle/high school open house is from 5 to 8 p.m. Students and parents can bring in back-to-school supplies, NS gym clothes, meet teachers, complete back-toschool forms and paperwork, join fellow Knights for hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and more. Free for all North Star parents/guardians and students.

www.havredailynews.com Teachers, thank you for reaching deep inside of your hearts and minds to bring your best self to Box Elder Schools, for your leadership in and out of the classroom. The very person you are, is known to be the greatest indicator of students’ educational growth (John Hattie’s Visible Learning For Teachers, 2011). Your impact is measureless, and yet, it is selflessly handed off to the next person in your student’s life. But wait. Look in your hand. The baton is still there. They won’t forget. Student, as you find that gift of leadership placed in your hand, remember it is a baton. Take it and run! Go, understanding the past. Learning from your history as you go. Go, embracing the present, accepting reality as it is and bringing your heart, your hands, and your mind with you every day. Go, shaping the future. Follow your dreams, and let those dreams take you to the best version of yourself. Remember it is a baton. You will soon realize that your parents and teachers aren’t the only ones with the responsibility. You are responsible for your own learning, and every day you are impacting those around you. You are handing that baton of leadership to others. As you run, remember, we are all very proud of you.

Blue Pony Nation 2019-2020 about to start It is getting closer to the beginning of a new school year. We are starting with a renewed excitement. Fall activities will be starting before the first day of school with the Fall Sports Parent Meeting held Monday Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. in the HS auditorium. Cheer parents met at 5:30 p.m. in the HS library. Please have your child’s health physical completed before the first day of practice. Forms may be printed from the Havre HS website https://www.blueponyk12.com/, click on: HHS Activity Schedules, then on MSHA Athletic PreParticipation Physical Examination. Forms will also be available in the HS athletic office and at the parent meeting. Golf begins Thursday. Cross country, volley ball and football will start Friday. Practice schedules were given out by the coaches at the parent meeting. Along with these activities, Marching Band Camp will be Monday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration days will be held for all students to pick up an Acceptable Use form, Student Handbook verification form, current copy of their class schedule, paperwork for activities, to pay fees, etc. … Please enter the High School through the north doors. Registration days and times are: Tuesday, Aug. 20, Senior and Juniorr Registration Day — 7 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, Sophomore and Freshman Registration Day — 7 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. T h u rs d ay, Au g . 2 2 , N ew S t u d e n t Registration Day — 7 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Also, we will be having a Freshman/

Parent Open House: Monday, Aug. 26, Freshman Parent Open House, • 5 :3 0 p .m. Eat a nd g re e t in the Cafeteria, • 6:15 p.m. Information meeting in auditorium, • 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. Open house to visit child’s teachers. T u e s d a y, A u g . 2 7 , F r e s h m a n Orientation — 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; meet in

auditorium. The main office of HHS will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, until the week of Aug. 26, then the office will be open 5 days a week. We are looking forward to another school year and hope that summer has been a great time to relax and have some quality fun with family and friends. The first day of class for all students is Wednesday Aug. 2. First period starts at

8:15 a.m. for all students. This day will be a full class schedule day for all students. H a v re H i g h S c h o o l P r i n c i p a l E d Norman


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A letter from the Box Elder Schools superintendent Box Elder School District would like to welcome students, staff, parents, and the community to the 2019-20 school year! We look forward to continuing our efforts to provide the best educational environment possible. Our school district will continue to make efforts to integrate Apple Education teaching and learning tools, implement

Eureka Math curriculum, provide English/ Language Arts instruction across all subjects, and explore new ideas to develop the potential of our students and staff. We will be welcoming some excellent new staff members to our school. Curt Leeds and Timberly Kelly will be bringing in ideas as new principals. New teachers

include Rex Sonsteng teaching high school math, Emily Kallenberger teaching Family and Consumer Science, WaLynn Burgess will join our PE department, and Anfernee Standing Rock and Natalye Meyers are new elementary teachers. They will join our outstanding returning staff in promoting a challenging, engaging, supportive, and pro-

ductive educational setting. We welcome all families and community members to visit the school and learn about the continual improvements we are working on to develop the most effective educational setting we can provide. Box Elder School District Superintendent Jeremy MacDonald

A letter from the Box Elder High School principal Dear Box Elder families, My name is Curt Leeds and I’m excited to be the new high school principal at Box Elder Public Schools. I am honored to have been selected for this position and be a part of the great Bear Nation. Over the past 11 years, I have had the privilege to

work with students on the basketball court, football field, track, and, most importantly, in the classroom. Working with kids has always been my greatest passion and I can’t wait to start working with the students of Box Elder High School. The highest priority for myself this

year is to get to know the students, parents, and community. Please feel free to stop by my office or track me down at anyone of the school events for a conversation. I’m excited to get to know everyone who supports our students in and out of the classroom.

To start our year off, we will be having a freshman orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Class will then begin on Wednesday for all other students. I look forward to meeting you soon. Curt Leeds Box Elder High School Principal

A letter from the Box Elder Elementary School principal My name is Timberly Kelly. I believe in people because people are good. I grew up in the town of Paradise, Montana. I returned there to teach after college at the University of Montana in Missoula, taught a year in Plains, Montana, took several years off to be a mother, and returned to teaching at Saint Regis, Montana for six years. I am looking forward to working at Box Elder Elementary, and I sincerely look forward to all your community will be able to teach my family.

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry Orion Wolfchief, Madison Wolf Chief and Lillian Gopher celebrate in a whirlwind of confetti after being presented as the Box Elder High School class of 2019 during their commencement ceremony Wednesday at Box Elder School in Box Elder. “Understand the past. Embrace the present. Shape the Future.” To me, the mission statement of Box Elder Schools describes

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North Star welcomes back most of the teaching and support staff from last year. The only departure from last year was firstgrade teacher Jan Donoven to retirement. Stepping into first grade will be Val VanWechel, who was the third-grade teacher last year. Kendra Zentmire is the only new staff member and will step into the thirdgrade classroom. The district enters this year again without a music teacher, with plans to cover this in-house as was done last year. Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. VanWechel did a truly wonderful job last year, and any time you see them a big thanks for adding those responsibilities is certainly in order.   At the middle school and high school, all of the teachers will be back from last year. Changes there will include increased student responsibility and accountability in the ICU program. Last year was the first attempt, and with any program, there are areas to improve and make it work better for the students. This year, ICU attendance will be tied to overall school attendance, and exploring the use of Friday school to improve student outcomes in the program. As always, the goal is to provide the best education possible for students, and having every student completing every assignment is vital to our mission.   School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7:55 a.m. for elementary students and at 8:05 a.m. for students in grades 6-12. School will dismiss as usual at 3:45 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Buses will run on a similar schedule as last year. The schools’ new website address is http://www.nsschools.org. The school calendar as well as all of the beginning-of-school information is listed on it plus a lot of other information such as lunch menus, academic and activities, bus routes, free and reduced lunch application, the Infinite Campus link, and more. Aug. 27, school pictures will be taken by Steve Helmbrecht beginning at the elementary at 8 a.m. and then moving to the middle/ high school in Rudyard later that morning. Breakfast is $1.65 and lunch is $2.65 for students, or $86 for 20 days, both breakfast and lunch. Students must pre-pay or bring money each day they eat. The Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application was emailed out. Please complete it and return it to Carol at the MS/HS office in Rudyard. All information is confidential. Meals can be paid for with cash or check at either school office. Or, to pay by credit card or e-check, log into Infinite Campus and select

BACK TO SCHOOL Payments. Input your payment amount, click continue and follow the instructions to complete your payment. Students who are 4 or 5 years of age and enrolled in the half-time kindergarten program will have school three days a week, generally Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. If school is not in session on a Monday, they will attend school Friday, such as the week of Labor Day. Keep the school calendar handy or check the school calendar online at www.nsschools.org/. School for kindergarteners will be held Aug. 22, 23, 26, 27, 29 and Sept. 3, 5, and 6. Thereafter, kindergarten meets four days a week. Keep the school calendar handy or check the calendar online at http://www.nsschools.org/. All students entering the seventh grade must receive a dose of Tdap/Td booster vaccine prior to the start of school. Documentation of the Tdap vaccine must be sent to the school. Mail to North Star School, Attn: Carol, PO Box 129, Rudyard, MT 59540 or fax to 355-4532 by Aug. 17. If a student needs help getting school supplies, people can contact Carol Tempel at 355-4481 or at ctempel@nsschools.org or send a text to 390-2701. If students need assistance for other items or clothing, they may be considered, just contact Carol. Thanks to anonymous donors, funds are available to help students. Prices for activity season passes are: Family $250, Adult $125, Student $25. Students in grades 5-12 who participate in football, volleyball, basketball or track are required to purchase an activity pass. If a family pass is purchased, a separate student pass is not required. These prices cover all North Star athletic regular season competitions, excluding tournaments playoffs and showcases. Family passes do not include college-age children. The link to Infinite Campus is toward the bottom of the school website at http://www. nsschools.org/. Parents and students can see school announcements, grades and attendance, and pay for meals on-line. Emails can be sent to a teacher by viewing the student schedule and clicking on the envelope next to the teacher’s name. If you have forgotten or need your Infinite Campus login username or need your password reset, contact either office. Infinite Campus can also be accessed from a mobile device. Download the Infinite Campus Mobile Portal application from the App Store. In settings, enter the District ID

of CRQNXT and select go. You will then enter your Infinite Campus username and password. No medications are provided by the school. If your child requires pain relievers or any other medicine, the parent must provide a supply to the office with the student name and dosage. A student schedule was mailed home for each individual in grades 6-12 from your household. Schedule changes will be allowed the first few days of school and will require a drop/add slip and parent signature. Remember that students in grades 7-10 must take at least one music class, either band or choir. Both band and choir are encouraged. Remember the class schedule is subject to change. Students in grades 5-12 who plan on participating in any sport will need to complete the MHSA physical form and pass the physical prior to beginning practice. Physical forms can be obtained at http://www.nsschools.org under Middle School and High School, Activities, Physical Forms Page 1 and Page 2. Or pick the form up at the office in Rudyard. Note: High school football and volleyball practices begin Friday. Middle school football and volleyball practices begin Monday. Letters from the respective coaches have been emailed out; call the office if you need a hardcopy.

www.havredailynews.com The handbook will be given to students the first few days of school. It will be the responsibility of the child to get the handbook home, review it with their parent or guardian, complete both sides of the last page and return it to the school office. If your child is in sports, you have already completed the Student Information side, just complete the sign-off page and return it to the school office. During bad weather or other school emergencies, school closure or delays will be announced on the Havre radio stations, 610 KOJM-AM and KPQX-FM 92.5. The Infinite Campus messenger system may also be used to contact parents and guardians. Messages will be given to students between classes or at lunch. Parent and guardian calls to teachers will go to their voicemail unless it is their prep period. Cellphones or electronic devices shall not be visible or activated at school or on a bus except by permission from a classroom teacher. Students in grades six through eight will not be allowed to have cellphones or other electronic devices with them during the school day, with the exception of their schoolissued iPad. Their phones should be kept in their lockers, turned off or not brought to school.


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Havre Public Schools Supply Lists Highland Park Early Primary Kindergarten

ALL Kindergarten students need the following: (in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom) • 1 large backpack (Please label it with your child’s name; no wheels) • 3 boxes of 24 count regular size Crayola crayons • 2 boxes cone-tip washable markers (1 set primary colors) • 20 small glue sticks • 1 box of #2 pencils • 1 pair round-tip scissors • 1 box of Kleenex • 1 package of baby wipes • 1 package of antibacterial wipes • 1 set of Crayola watercolor paints except Mrs. Neuwerth and Miss Courchene) • 4 large boxes of crackers or snacks (graham, saltine, wheat, cheese) • 1 Extra set of clothing (Please place in a plastic bag and label it with your child’s name)

Miss Courchene 2 1 1 1 2 1 1

composition notebooks water bottle pencil box package baby wipes cans Play-doh pkg. large paper plates set colored pencils

Mrs. Kline

1 pair ear buds 2 – 2 pocket folders 1 pencil box 2 composition notebooks 1 pkg. plastic cups 1 – 1” 3 ring binder (with clear insert in front) 2 cans Play-doh

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– 4 oz. bottle of glue pkg. cups can Play-Doh reusable water bottle box quart size Ziploc bags set colored pencils

Mrs. Wells

1 pkg. 100 ct. - 5 oz. plastic cups 1 extra box of 24 ct. crayons

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composition notebooks cans Play-doh pair ear buds set colored pencils pkg. safety pins

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– 2 pocket folders - 4 oz. bottle of glue composition notebooks set colored pencils pencil box reusable water bottle pkg. small paper plates

Mrs. Stortz 1 2 1 1 1 1

pair ear buds cans Play-Doh pkg. 8 oz plastic cups set colored pencils composition notebook – 2 pocket folder

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reusable water bottle pencil box - 4 oz. bottle of glue set colored pencils pair ear buds cans Play-doh – 1” 3 ring binder

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ALL Grade 1 students need the following: (in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom) • 1 set of extra clothing (for mealtime spills & recess mishaps) Please place in a plastic sack labeled with your child’s name • 1 book bag or back pack (no rollers please) • 1 box of Kleenex • 1 box of 24 count crayons • 1 pair child scissors • 2 boxes of snack crackers • 1 set watercolor paints • 1 pkg disinfecting wipes • 1 box of washable markers • 10 glue sticks • 1 set of headphones (over the head NOT earbuds)

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pencil box pkg. #2 pencils pkg. pencil top erasers composition notebook

1 pink eraser 1–1.5” 3-ring binder (no trapper keepers) Boys: 1 box gallon-size ziplock bags Girls: 1 pkg. paper plates OR sandwich size ziplock bags

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1 pencil box 1 pkg. #2 pencils 1 pkg. pencil top erasers 1 bottle Elmer’s glue (8 oz) 1 – 2 pocket folder with prong Boys: 1 box gallon size ziplock bags Girls: 1 box quart size ziplock bags

1 pencil box 1 box small Dixie cups 2 composition notebooks 1 – 2 pocket folder with prong Girls: 1 box gallon-size ziplock bags Boys: 1 box sandwich-size ziplock bags

Mrs. Hansen

1 pkg. #2 pencils 1 pencil box 2 hi-lighters (any color) 2 composition notebooks (label with your child’s name) 1–1.5” 3 ring binder (no trapper keepers)

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2 large pink erasers 1 pkg. #2 pencils 1 composition notebook 1 pkg. pencil top erasers 1–1.5” 3-ring binder (no trapper keepers) Boys: 1 box quart-size ziplock bags Girls: 1 box gallon-size ziplock bags

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large pink eraser composition notebook 70 pg. spiral notebook (wide ruled) pkg. paper plates (white and thin; large or small) pencil box pkg. #2 pencils – 2 pocket folder with prong

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pencil box large pink erasers bottle Elmer’s glue (8 oz) set colored pencils – 2 pocket folder – 2 pocket folder with prong paint shirt (labeled with name) pkgs. #2 pencils

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1–1.5” 3-ring binder (no trapper keepers) 1 pkg. pencils 1 pencil box 1 set colored pencils 1 - 2 pocket folder (not paper) 1 lg pink eraser 1 composition notebook 1 70 page (wide-ruled) spiral notebook 1 extra box of crayons 1 pkg. glue sticks Girls: 1 box gallon size ziplock bags Boys: 1 pkg. large paper plates

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ALL Grade 2 students need the following: (in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom) • 2 pkg. (6-12) #2 lead pencils (Ticonderoga brand ONLY) • 1 - 24 ct. box of crayons • 1 box washable markers • 1 set colored pencils • 1 pkg. dry erase markers • 2 lg. pkgs. of glue sticks • 1 pair pointed student scissors • 1 pencil box (hard plastic case) No pencil bags, please • 2 two-pocket folders-not plastic • 2 lg. boxes of snacks • 2 containers disinfectant wipes • Book bag • 2 large boxes of facial tissues • Please no trapper keepers or backpacks on wheels. They do not fit in the lockers.

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New teachers, new Google classes at Havre Public Schools Derek Hann dshann@havredailynews.com As the upcoming school year approaches, Havre Public Schools has hired eight new teachers to fill the void left by retired or departed educators, while implementing new training for teachers so they are better-prepared for working in the technological world. H av re Pu b l i c S c h o o l s A s s i s ta n t Superintendent Craig Mueller said the school system was very fortunate this year to draw from a strong pool of candidates to fill positions this year. The new teachers this year are: • Peyton Bartel, fifth-grade teacher at Sunnyside Intermediate School   • Erin Lynch, fourth-grade teacher at Sunnyside Intermediate School • Jade McCormick and Danielle Faechner, kindergarten teachers at Highland Park Early Primary School • Christy Edmonds, special education teacher) • Michelle Keller, math teacher at Havre Middle School • Austin Ouelette, industrial arts teacher at Havre Middle School • Mickey Haney, Industrial arts teacher at Havre High School Mueller added that Havre Public Schools still has a position open for a secondary math teacher. He said Havre High School Principal Edward Norman is working on alternatives to get someone already on staff to take the position before the school year begins. The number of teachers hired this year is

about average, Mueller said, “We are very fortunate that our veteran teachers are excellent mentors for our new teachers,” he added. Havre Public Schools is also starting to implement a professional partners program to help guide those new educators along, he said. Although it is not always the case and other areas in the district are in high need, he added, this year the district has hired a majority of elementary teachers. The district is also moving forward with the number of teachers planned for fifth grade, he said. They have hired a new teacher for the fifth grade because the previous teacher has taken on the role of the librarian and the librarian has become a counselor for Havre Public Schools. Mueller added that after Havre Middle School family consumer science teacher Cathie Bradbury retired last year, the district is not hiring a new teacher for the position but is having Havre High School family consumer science teacher Marit Ita teach upper-level students at the middle school part-time. He said it could be a benefit to the students but the district is missing out on a veteran teacher. “But we are definitely looking forward to what Mrs Ita’s plan is for family consumer science going forward,” he added. He said Havre Public Schools was fortunate to fill spots where two other veteran teachers, Bruce Finneman of Havre High School and Tim Hagen of Havre Middle School, retired at the end of the last school year. “We are really lucky in our industrial arts program that we were able to fill both positions

Havre Public Schools Busing Student busing information has updated. Go into the parent portal for your student, click on the transportation tab 2019-20 year. Busing information will be there. If you do not see any busing/incorrect stops, please fill out the bus registration form at www.blueponyk12.com. It will come directly to my e-mail. If you have already registered your student please disregard this message.

as we just lost huge veterans,” Mueller said. He added that both Haney and Ouelette are very qualified for the roles they are taking and it is important that courses such as industrial arts and family consumer science continue. Mueller said the school district is also implementing a Google Fest at the high school to educate teachers on how to utilize Google in the classroom. He added that several teachers have volunteered to teach the classes, where teachers learn from other teachers how to grow as leaders and become more knowledgeable. The teachers who volunteered are • Cory Gunderson of Havre High School who will teach Google Sheets, Google Extensions, Hyperlinks and Advanced Slides, including Escape Rooms; • Danielle Parsons of Havre Middle School who will teach Google Slides, Forms and Google Classroom. • Kevin Shellenberger of Havre High School

who will teach Google Docs, Google Classroom and Writing Applications using Google; • Hayley Donovan of Havre Middle School w h o w i l l t e a c h G o o g l e E x t e n s i o n s, Screencastify, Equatio and Math assessments using Google forms. • Seth Flaten of Lincoln-McKinley Primary School who will teach Google Drive, Google Slides, Google Docs and Google Sheets. • Mandy Nitz of Havre High School who will teach Google Docs, Essay Scoring and Editing. Mueller said by having the teachers understand these programs, learning will directly impact students. The program is a continuation of a course offered to educators last year to teach them how to use maker spacers and maker tools, he said. These devices also help incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the classroom, he added, and by implementing STEM students will be better prepared for the modern world.


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Rocky Boy teens attend leadership congress Pam Burke community@havredailynews.com Some students at Rocky Boy High School are coming back to class this year with experience from West Virginia to share with their classmates. A mentor from the Box Elder Family Resource Center and three Rocky Boy High School teenagers traveled to West Virginia to attend the week-long Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress, which focuses on building leadership skills for teens from urban and rural tribal communities located throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and American Samoa. ShoShana Saddler, the center’s Youth Activities coordinator, said she and students Teyada Morris, Jeraelyn Parker and Taireice Oats, who are all heading into their senior year, were able to attend the July 7-13 conference after the students’ applications for the program were accepted. The application process, Saddler said, is extensive, with a three-part questionnaire that asks the students to describe who they are and ways they are involved in their community, write paragraph-long analyses of environmental issues they see in their community and ways to address them, and to fully outline, in essay answers, a project to complete in and for their community. The first two sections are answered indi-

Courtesy Photo Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress attendees — including Rocky Boy High School seniors Teyada Morris, Jeraelyn Parker and Taireice Oats and their mentor ShoShana Saddler, Youth Activities coordinator at Box Elder Family Resource Center — pose for a photograph at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., where the conference was held July 7-13. vidually, but the project portion can be a collaborative effort with their team. The Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation team chose to concentrate on garbage, Saddler said. While the students addressed litter issues in neighborhoods, their focus was on garbage in camping areas where no one organization, person or company is responsible for hauling garbage from campsites so these bins had attracted some bears this summer. The project description and implementation plan help get the teams into the conference, but they can also win teams an implementation grant. The Rocky Boy team did not win a grant this year, Saddler said, but she added that this first year was a learning year and she would be able to offer better, more specific guidance to next year’s team. All the youth who attend do so in teams of three to five students from their own community.

Mrs. Wilting

one subject spiral notebook, wide ruled

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1 1½” 3 ring binder 1 box Ziploc sandwich storage bags

10 extra pencils one container disinfectant wipes

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Mrs. Johnson

10 extra pencils one container disinfectant wipes two large boxes of facial tissue

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Editor’s note With the early deadline needed to produce this section and most schools in the middle of transition from last school year to this, not all area schools were able to provide information to the Havre Daily News in time for publication.

Mrs. McCormick

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block from the community’s skate park, is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers books, games, activities and culturally relevant videos, as well as snacks and drinks. During the school year, she said, the resource center is open 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Though the center is youth-focused, it is open to everyone in the community, she added. For the week and a half before the powwows during Rocky Boy’s Chippewa Cree Celebration, Saddler offered cloth, materials and assistance to any parents who wanted to come into the center to make regalia for their 6 years and younger kids who would be dancing in the Tiny Tots category. It was a good way to use the materials left over after the three teens made regalia to take to the conference in West Virginia, Saddler said. To wrap up the conference the groups delivered their presentations — which Saddler said took the form of PowerPoints, videos and even a play — to all of the participants, their mentors and representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. While the work challenged the students to perform academically, Saddler said, they also went kayaking and bike riding, and could spend evenings socializing around a fire pit. Saddler said the experience was invaluable for the attendees, and she is already planning to get a team together to apply for next year’s conference, looking for students with an interest in the sciences.

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The travel expenses for the teams and their stay at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, was paid for through a grant from New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Saddler said. They, along with about 50 other students and their mentors stayed at the center, which has rooms, a cafeteria, a gym, common areas for lounging and an extensive outdoor campus along the Potomac River, as well as all types of conference rooms. The attendees were all asked one question: As future leaders, how can you use your voice and skills to make a difference for the environment while continuing to respect your culture and strengthen your sovereignty? The answers were written on flash cards that were put on a wall grouped into the categories they addressed, including education, youth empowerment, culture, environment, leadership and resources. The students were divided into groups, which took the remainder of the week to examine their issue, formulate a project plan and create a presentation. The mentors, she said, worked through the same activities to give attendees and organizers more solutions, as well as a sense of any differences in approaches to problemsolving. The Box Elder Family Resource Center is much like a Boys & Girls Club for youth and their families in the community, Saddler said. During the summer, the facility, which is next to the Box Elder schools and about a

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All Grade 3 students need the following: — in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom; • 1 pkg. wide-ruled loose leaf paper • 2 boxes #2 lead pencils (Ticonderoga) • 4-6 glue sticks • Crayons, 24 pack only • 1 pkg. colored pencils • Pair of pointed scissors • 1 pkgs. eraser caps • 1 hard plastic pencil box • 1 pkg. - 5 subject index divider for binder • 1 pkg. standard/basic deck playing cards (for math games) • Book bag (no wheels) • One (1) 1½” ringed binder w/pockets for 8½” x 11” sheets (No trapper keepers) • 2 large boxes of facial tissue • Disinfectant wipes • Tennis shoes (clean) for P.E.

Ms. Ferguson

markers one subject spiral notebook, wide ruled watercolor paints

Mrs. Leeds

one composition notebook watercolor paints

Mr. Flaten

one composition notebook markers watercolor paints

Mrs. Leinwand watercolors

All Grade 4 students need the following: (in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom) • Loose leaf paper (1pkg) • Glue Sticks (3 sticks) • Spiral notebooks/composition books (5) • Folders (5) • Scissors (1) • Pencils (2 pkgs) • Colored pencils (1 pkg) • Markers (1 pkg) • Highlighters (1 pkg) • Expo Dry Erase Markers (1 pkg) • Tissues (1 box) • Clorox wipes (1 container) • Water colors • 1 small book bag/backpack (no wheels) • Clean tennis shoes for PE Zook: no spiral notebooks — 1 inch binder instead. Zook & Hagen: Need a flash drive.

GRADE 5

ALL Grade 5 students need the following: (in addition to the classroom specific items on the bottom) • Two-pocket folders (5 /non-prong) • Clorox wipes (2 containers) • single spiral notebooks (6) • Loose leaf paper (2 packages) • Expo dry erase markers 2 packs of 4 markers • Tissues (3 boxes) • #2 Pencils (1 pack of 24 — no Dixon brand) • Highlighters (2) • Glue sticks (2 sticks) • Clean tennis shoes for PE • 1” 3-ring binder (1) — Except Mrs. Hagen • Small book bag/backpack (1 — no wheels) 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS The following teachers are requiring

student planners. They can be purchased in the Sunnyside Office for $3. • Miss Filius (Mrs. Bartel) • Mrs. Gauer • Miss Marshall • Mrs. Jensen • Miss Paulsen • Mrs. Thompson If your child would like to use a planner to organize assignments, but is not in one of these classes, he or she can still purchase a planner.

HAVRE MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADE 6

All Grade 6 students need the following: (in addition to the teacher specific items on the bottom) • Zippered binder (to carry to all classes, all day) • Pencils • Loose-leaf college-ruled paper • Colored pencils &/or markers (Optional) • 2 boxes of tissues • Paper grocery bags for book covers • Combination Lock for PE Bailey-Reading & Comm Arts • (1) Composition Notebook Barber-Science • (1) Composition Notebook (College Ruled) Collins-Math • (1) 3-Ring Binder w/Dividers LaBrie-Peterson-Comm Arts • (1) 2 Pocket Folder Parsons-Social Studies • (1) Composition Notebook (College Ruled) • (1) 2 Pocket Folder Hansard-Montana History • (1) Composition Notebook (College Ruled) Lipp-Social Studies • (1) Composition Notebook Wirtzberger-Science

• (1) Composition Notebook (College Ruled)

GRADE 7

ALL Grade 7 students need the following: (in addition to the teacher specific items on the bottom) • Pencils • Pens • Hi-Lighters • Loose leaf college-ruled paper • 1 box of tissues • Paper grocery bags for book covers • Combination lock for PE Collins-Math • (1) 3-Ringer binder w/dividers • (1) Notebook Hansard-Geography • (1) Composition notebook (college-ruled) LaBrie-Peterson-Comm Arts • (1) 2 Pocket folder Wirtzberger-Life Science • Composition notebook (college-ruled)

GRADE 8

ALL Grade 8 students need the following: (in addition to the teacher specific items on the bottom) • Pencils • Hi-Lighters • Loose leaf college-ruled paper • 1 box of tissues • Paper grocery bags for book covers • Protractor; compass • 4 Function calculator (Optional) • Combination lock for PE Barber-Science • (1) Composition notebook Lipp-Social Studies • (1) Composition notebook Wirtzberger-Science • (1) Composition notebook (college-ruled)


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Havre Public Schools Holiday/Vacation Days Sept. 2 - Labor Day Nov. 28 & 29 - Thanksgiving Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 - Christmas Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Day April 9 - Spring Break April 10 - 13 - Easter May 25 - Memorial Day

No Classes August 26-27 - All Staff Orientation October 17-18 - Professional Association Conventions Nov. 27 - Designated Parent-Teacher Conferences Feb. 17 - Designated Teacher Inservice June 3 - Record Keeping

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