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.   
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.

May 7 - Patti's Semi-Fresh Salsa
May 7 - SLEEP ON IT! How Sleep Improves Memory
May 14 - Is Healthy Obesity a Myth
May 14 - Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
May 21 - Grilled Romaine with Caesar Salad Dressing
May 21 - What You Need to Know About Cooking with Oil
May 28 - Sun Safety Action Steps
June 4 - Keep Your Body Cool This Summer
June 4 - Watermelon Salsa

Spring Employee Wellness

Take Charge Challenge!

Here they are the LUCKY winners of cash and prizes from our spring wellness challenge!  Thanks to all that participated - hopefully you now have a valuable collection of personal health information that you can continue to update and monitor to better take charge of your own health! 

$40 Cash Prize Building Winners -
Please collect your cash prize by seeing Kim F at the DOB to sign for your winnings.  Call 268-6051 with questions. 
DOB - Tammie Siller & Kelley Jefferis
ELFC - Laura Troyer
Chief Jo - Danielle Funseth
Lewis & Clark - Daniela Pinne
Lincoln - Sally Triplett
Longfellow - Rhonda Remsen
Loy - Nadine Singels
Meadow Lark - Rita Meadors
Morningside - Gary Jenkins
Mountain View - Barbi Foster
Roosevelt - Riki Johnson-Lackey
Riverview - Cathy MacDonald
Sacajawea - Deidre Martinko
Sunnyside - Todd Currey
Valley View - Cindy Clark
West - Sheri Cronk
Whittier - Lisa Jahrus
EMS - Brenda Dockter
NMS - Mary Somerfeld
CMR - Dawn Thompson
GFH - Andrea Meyer
Paris - Katie Deffe'
$125 Value District Wide "Stress Busting" Prizes
Please contact Kim F at the DOB - 268-6051 - with the vendor and type of prize (car detailing, carpet cleaning, spa treatment/massage, lawn service, window washing) that you would like to receive.  She will arrange payment of up to $125 directly to the business for the service of your choice.  
Susanne Halley - Lincoln
Joanna McAllister - DOB
Anitra Hall - GFH
Shauneen Crocker - Longfellow
Heidi Stubbs - Lewis & Clark
Louise Saltz - DOB
Kassie Jackson - Whittier
April Senger - GFH
Pamela Mackiel - Roosevelt
Bromley Rittel - Meadow Lark


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

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

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