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 Great Falls Public Schools. 


**Zumba at Longfellow is cancelled for Thursday, April 23          


HRA - Wellness Survey - $100 Drawing Winners

The following were selected by random drawing to receive a $100 check (less taxes) for participating in the district wellness survey! 

Londa Hart - CJ
Jerry Ferderer - DOB
Coner Dolan - DOB
Lisa Frank - EMS
Courtney Francetich - Loy
Collette Watson - MV
Geoff Mainwaring - PGEC
Deb Leveaux - SS
Tara Habel - VV
Shane Mauer - VV

Wellness Champions - Fit Bit Winners!

These dedicated champs had the best building participation (% wise) and will each be awarded a Fit Bit from Cigna for encouraging our employees to take charge of their health!  Thank you for supporting wellness!

Jody Davis - MV
Toddy Currey - SS
Kim Fadrhonc - DOB
Kim Sangray - CJ
Donna Thunstrom - Loy



Whittle Your Middle!!   

A "waist management" program designed to lose inches around your middle and take pounds off the scale.  Learn the skills and knowledge to keep it off.  click here for flyer

When:   January 12 - April 20 (12 weeks)   Mondays  4:30 pm

Where:  Paris Gibson Education Center - Room 120

Who:   All GFPS employees

What:      1.  Weekly measurements and weigh-ins

               2.  A food plan to follow

               3.  Supportive materials

               4.  Support from colleagues

               5.  The latest nutrition and fitness information

How much:  $50 cash - refundable if you attend at least 10 of 12 meetings and lose at least an inch off of your waist measurement

Call the CARE office (6771, 6770) or email Mikie Messman to sign up: mikie_messman [at] gfps [dot] k12 [dot] mt [dot] us by Wednesday, January 7th, so that we can order materials. 



click here for Run Around Results and the Photo Slideshow!

**Many THANKS to all who participated and also to those who make this fun event happen EVERY year!!  




Monday through Thursday:

          5:30 am – 7:00 am

          3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday: *Closed on Saturdays, beginning February 21, 2015. 



Get your basketball on!  Are you interested 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!!

Monday & Thursday 4:30-5:30

Paris Gibson Education Center - Fitness Center

Instructor - Laurie Roberts



FREE to all employees!

Wednesdays:     4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Thursdays:     5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Classes will be held at 220 6th Street South.

Instructor – Lisa Moore



**No Class - Thursday, April 23

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 2 Begins January 13th.

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 18.  Session 2 runs January 13 - March 12.

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