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, May 28.


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:

          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, May 28

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