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. 


**Scroll down for fitness center and classes Summer Hours

Employee Wellness Poker Walk!!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 4th Annual Spring Poker Walk on Wednesday, May 13.  We had 139 participants and the weather turned out to be very nice, despite the gloomy start to the day.  Gibson park was a terrific venue for the 1.33 mile walk.  Thank you to Tammy Lacey, Mindy Kiser, Mikie Messman, Kim Fadrhonc, Katy Nicholls, Danielle Funseth, Jody Murray, Erica Harp, Miranda Murray, Sandy Bennett, Julie Graham, Kristy Pontet-Stroop and Jerry Ferderer for volunteering and making this such a fun event!  Listed below are the cash prize winners for the 4 Best Poker hands, the Worst poker hand and the 3 lucky winners who drew joker cards!   Each of the following will be awarded $25 in cash!
Best Hand Winners:  $25 each Cash Prize
1st Place - Kimberly Holefelder (CJ) - Full House 5's & 7's
2nd Place - Katie Kotynski (DOB) - Flush A High Spades
3rd Place - Theresa Robinson (RV) - Flush K High Spades
4th Place - Rachel Waterfield (GFH) - Straight 5,6,7,8,9
Wost Hand Winner:  $25 Cash Prize
Cynde Jacobsen (GFH)
Joker Winners:  $25 each Cash Prize
Dexter Hartman (DOB)
Megan Murphy (East)
Diane Pesheck (Whittier)

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




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 during the school year:

          5:30 am – 7:00 am

          3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Starting June 15:   Monday - Friday 6:30am - 11:00am (no afternoon hours)

Fitness Center will be closed August 17 through September 1 for cleaning.



No open gym over the summer break



No circuit training over the summer break



FREE to all employees during the school year!

Wednesdays:     4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Thursdays:     5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Classes will be held at 220 6th Street South, Suite B.

Instructor – Lisa Moore

Starting the week of June 15 through August 20 class times change to:

Mondays 9:00am - 10:00am

Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Same location, same instructor.  $5.00 fee per class.  Participant will pay the facility directly. 



**NO Zumba June 16 & 18 or June 23 & 25!  Class will resume June 30!

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

Summer Class times will stay the same!! 



Tuesday & Thursday:     7:30 - 8:30 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 runs June 16 - July 30. 

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