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. 


**Fitness Center, Zumba & Circuit Training -  Spring Break Hours                             Scroll down for information!!

**Notice:  Due to lack of attendance, the Fitness Center at Paris Gibson will no longer be open on Saturdays, beginning February 21, 2015.  


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. 



MAINTAIN DON'T GAIN - Winter Wellness Activity Challenge

Congratulations to the following winners of the holiday "Maintain Don't Gain" challenge.  Each of the following won a Garmin Vivo Fit - the latest tool to assist in monitoring your own personal health and wellness!

  • Molly Bevan - Riverview
  • Sara Buley - CMR
  • Shauneen Crocker - Longfellow
  • Deb Davilla - DOB
  • Edith Echevarria - GFH
  • Patty Higgins - ELFC
  • Jan Mader - GFH
  • Michael O'Rourke - Lewis & Clark
  • Julie Pavlak - EMS
  • Sylvia Teasley -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!!  


Walking 4 Wellness Challenge Fall 2014 

Congratulations to the following employees - WINNERS of the Walking 4 Wellness Activity Challenge!  Each of the following won a Garmin VivoFit to help them continue on their own private wellness journey!  

  • Debbie Hartman - Sacajawea
  • Lisa Henry - DOB
  • Jolee Corey - Chief Joseph
  • Brian Patrick - DOB
  • Pamela Mackiel - Roosevelt
  • Brenda Brooks - East
  • Mary Reardon - DOB
  • Jodi Hicks - Paris
  • Teresa Anderson - DOB
  • Kristin McDermott - Sacajawea


Wellness Wednesday Archive!

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

Oct 1 - The Buzz on Your Morning Java

Nov 5 - Energy Boosters

Nov 12 - Laughter is the Best Medicine

Dec 3 - Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out




**Spring Break - Thursday, April 2 open 5:30am -7:00am (no evening hours)

                         Monday, April 6 open 5:30am - 7:00am  (no evening hours)

Monday through Thursday:

          5:30 am – 7:00 am

          3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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

          8:00 am - 12:00 pm



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        


**No Class - Monday April 6th

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 2

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