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. 

Walking 4 Wellness Challenge 2014 

This challenge will have something for ALL fitness levels. 

Begins:  September 15th

Ends:  October 24th

Watch for weekly information and updates from your Building Wellness Champion and in the Wellness Wednesday emails.  Check back here weekly, on the Employee Wellness website, for all printable materials.

Activity Challenge Flyer

Activity Assessment

Challenge Checklist

One Mile Walk Test

What's My Walking Type?

Inspirational Stories - What's My "Why"?

Greg's Story - Knowing Your Numbers

Katie's Story - Girls In Glacier

Zach's Story - Keeping Up With 2nd Graders



Good communication is vital to your health. Learn how to develop a positive and open partnership with your doctor so you can get the most from your visits!
When:   October 14, 2014
Where:  Paris Gibson Education Center
                2400 Central Ave
Time:     3:30 – 4:30  and  4:30 – 5:30
More information about this class click here.
To sign up for this class please contact Danielle at the CARE Office – 268-6773 or email to Danielle_funseth [at] gfps [dot] k12 [dot] mt [dot] us
Valuable Door Prize will be drawn at each class.

2014-2015 Insurance & Financial Information Meeting Schedule

All employees eligible for insurance, licensed and classified, are invited to attend.  Become an informed consumer of your Healthcare Plan and other benefits of employment.  Spouses are invited to attend as well.  Click Here for dates, times and locations. 


FREE Biometric Screenings & Flu Shots

Click Here for dates, times and locations. 

The GFPS District will once again be providing biometric screening and flu shot clinics for all employees and their spouses. The health and wellness screenings are completely voluntary. But we hope you’ll take advantage of this convenient, free opportunity to improve your health right at your worksite. To sign up for your screening on-line click on this  Link How To Schedule A Biometric Screening. If you do not have access to a computer, please call 1-877-304-7055 and speak with someone who can setup an appointment for you. This is a first come, first served process and space may be limited so you will want to get signed up as soon as possible.
Screenings will include a brief health questionnaire, as well as the following tests:
• Cholesterol
• Height, weight, waist circumference
• Glucose (blood sugar)
• Blood pressure
• Body Mass Index (BMI)

Getting screened is fast and easy
• Tests use a simple finger-prick method — no large needles.
• Fasting 7 to 8 hours prior is preferred, but is not required. If you choose not to fast or forget to fast you can still have a screening. Your results will just not include the glucose.
• You get your results immediately.
• You get immediate one-on-one coaching from a certified health educator about what your results mean and how to take action to improve your health.

Wellness Wednesday Archive!

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

Sept 4 - Everybody WALK!!



Paris Fitness Center

Monday through Thursday:

          5:30 am – 7:00 am

          3:30 pm - 7:00 pm


          8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Paris Open Gym

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.   
          5:30 am - 7:00 am        



FREE to all employees!

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



FREE to all employees!

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


WATER EXERCISE CLASS - Session 1 Begins September 17th.

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 cost of $60 for each session.  Session 1 runs September 17 - December.  Session 2 dates to be determined.

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. 



Swimming at the Great Falls High Pool is FREE to all GFPS employees!  To get a pool pass, click here for the electronic application or contact Central Reception at 268-6054.  Attendance fee for a non-employee adult is $3 and a child is $2 per visit.

          Lap Swim:   Monday thru Friday     6:00 am - 7:30 am

          Family Open Swim:     Monday & Wednesday     7:30 pm - 8:45 pm


Important Links -

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Counseling

Building Wellness Champions

Ergonomic Tips for Sitting at the Computer

Guidelines for Healthy Meetings

Personal Health Record

Tobacco Cessation Program

Student Wellness