Employee Wellness

The mission of the GFPS Employee Wellness Program is to nurture the health and well-being of our most important asset - the employees of the Great Falls Public Schools. 

Current Announcements - Scroll down for more detail

PARIS OPEN GYM - 5:30am - 7:00am - Get your basketball on!  Are you interetsed in an early morning adult pick up game?  Paris is the place to be!  Please check in at the Fitness Center.  Basketballs are supplied.   
Thursday, April 17 - Fitness Center will be open
Saturday, April 19 - Fitness Center will be CLOSED 
Monday, April 21 - Fitness Center will be open 5:30-7:00am only - closed pm
Zumba CANCELLED on Thur, April 17
Summer hours, starting the week of June 9th, for Fitness Center, Zumba and Yoga are listed below!

  Wellness Wednesday!

Click on the links below for Wellness Wednesday.  All postings by date and title.

April 2 - 5 Game Changing Ways to Use Greek Yogurt
April 9 - 3 Numbers that Can Change Your Life
April 16 - Should You Take Supplements
April 16 - Angel Food Cake Recipe



Spring Employee Wellness

Take Charge Challenge!

We have manuals for about every device in our lives, but when it comes to our personal health we rarely keep tabs on what's important.  At the end of this 8 week challenge, you will have a complete health manual that you will use for years to come as you become wiser about monitoring your health and becoming the best consumer of your healthcare plan that you can!  To start click on the links below and print the necessary materials and let your Building Wellness Champ know that you intend to participate. 

Take Charge Personal Health Manual

Take Charge Weekly Challenges & Checklist

What:  Complete weekly tasks on your way to completing Your Own Personal Health Manual

When:  Monday, March 31 - Friday, May 23

Building Prizes: 1 - $40 drawing per 20 employees who participate and complete the challenge in each building

District-Wide Prizes:  10 - "Stress Busting" Prizes!  Everyone who completed the challenge will be entered to win 1 of 10 giveaways.  If your name is drawn, you will choose from: car detailing, carpet cleaning, spa treatment/massage, lawn service, window washing.  Each of these prizes have an approximate value of $125

Questions?:  Contact your Building Wellness Champ or call the CARE Office  at 6770 or 6771


3rd Annual Poker Walk 

When:  Wednesday, May 7th

Time:  5:00 - 6:00pm

Where:  River's Edge Trail - Beginning at the Broadwater Bay Parking Lot

NOT A RACE - Just a Fun Walk with co-workers, family and friends. 

CASH Prizes for employees with the BEST Poker Hands, the WORST Poker Hand and more!

Save the date!  Hope to see you there. 




Fitness Center Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday:

          5:30 am – 7:00 am

          3:30 pm - 7:00 pm


          8:00 am - 12:00 pm


***Summer Fitness Center Hours*** Beginning June 9th

Monday through Thursday:   6:30am - 10:00am   and   3:30pm - 6:00pm

Friday:  6:30am - 10:00am

Not open on Friday afternoons or Saturdays

Fitness center will be CLOSED for cleaning August 4 - August 15. 



Wednesdays:     4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Thursdays:     5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Classes will be held at 222 6th Street South, Suite B

Instructor – Lisa Moser


***Summer Yoga Classes*** Beginning June 9 through August 21.   Above school schedule will resume when school starts again in the fall.

Mondays  9:00am - 10:00am

Wednesdays  4:00pm - 5:00pm

There is a $5 fee per summer class.  You will pay this directly to the facility that is providing the class.




Tuesday & Thursday:     4:30 - 5:30 pm     (No class held on holidays)

Classes held at Longfellow in the Gym (1100 6th Ave S)

Instructor - Amber Blodgett


***Summer Zumba Classes*** Beginnnig June 10 through August 14.

Tuesday and Thursday  4:30pm - 5:30pm

No Zumba class on June 17 or June 19 



Water Exercise Class -

Tuesday & Thursday:     7:00 - 8:00 pm

Classes are held at the Great Falls High Pool

Class is FREE to all GFPS faculty and staff and open to the public at a small cost.

This is a great NO IMPACT, fun exercise class.  No particular swimming skills are required. 

GFPS faculty and staff need to register with Kim Fadrhonc at 268-6051.

If you have questions, contact Bob Stingley at 268-6281 or via email. 



DON'T FORGET! Swimming at GFHS is FREE to Employees! To get a pool pass, click here for the electronic application or contact Central Reception at 268-6054.



Bronze Award

At the 5th Annual Montana Worksite Health Promotion Conference, Great Falls Public Schools was awarded the Bronze Award 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in Worksite Health Promotion.  This coming year will be the 4th year for an Employee Wellness Program at Great Falls Public Schools.  This District takes pride in receiving this Award and the fact that we are nurturing the health and well-being of our most important asset – the employees of Great Falls Public Schools.  


Important Links -

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Counseling

Ergonomic Tips for Sitting at the Computer

Guidelines for Healthy Meetings

Nutritional Guidelines 

Personal Health Record

Student Wellness

Tobacco Cessation Program