Newsbits
December 4, 2017
Issue No: 
15

Contents

Community Budget Meetings

Online Learning Opportunity - Supporting At-Risk Students

Teacher Learning Hub: The Hub is a learning network on the Moodle platform dedicated to providing free, high quality professional learning for all K-12 educators across Montana.  It aims to minimize the time teachers spend away from their classrooms to attend training, as well as save school districts money on professional learning.  Get started by creating an account today at http://learninghub.mrooms.net/.   
 

 KOGNITO INTERACTIVE PROGRAM INFORMATION 



Length: 1 hour each

Audience: Faculty and staff 

 

Format: The participant learns about mental health warning signs and communication strategies by viewing a conversation between a virtual child psychologist and a virtual teacher. The participant then guides the teacher through three conversations with distressed students, each taking approximately 5-7 minutes. The program prepares the participant to identify, approach, and refer students exhibiting signs of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation.

 

Evidence base: The At-Risk for High School Educators program has been accepted into SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and the SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention (BPR). A quasi-experimental study among 327 high school teachers from 40 states found consistent and statistically significant results across demographic characteristics. The results suggested that At-Risk increases teachers’ ability to identify, approach, and refer students exhibiting signs of distress; teachers’ confidence in their ability to help a suicidal student; and the likelihood that teachers will intervene when faced with a student at risk. 

GFHS Key Club needs your Help

 

The GFHS Key Club needs your HELP!!!!  

This week the club has applied for a Nickelodeon/Key Club International Halo Project Award which grants the top 10 vote getting projects with anywhere from $100-$2500 grants to maintain or start new projects.  THE GFHS Key Club chose to support the local Book Nooks! 

Voting starts Dec 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM.

If you like this, come back then to vote for it!

Contest details

Please click here for more information.

CMR Drama - A Production of Wait Until Dark


To:  All Media
RE:  CMR Drama’s Production of WAIT UNTIL DARK
Contact:  Chris Evans 268-6117 OR chris_evans [at] gfps [dot] k12 [dot] mt [dot] us
 

Classic Thriller comes to life at CMR!

 

The CMR Drama Department presents WAIT UNTIL DARK December 7 – 9 at 7:30 pm in the Bill Williamson Hall Auditorium on the CMR campus.

WAIT UNTIL DARK is a tense thriller. A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino are about to meet their match. Blind housewife, Susy Hendricks knows the only way to play fair is by her rules.

The CMR Drama Department will be accepting donations for Shop With A Cop, unwrapped gifts for Toys For Tots and non-perishable food items for the CMR Food Pantry.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. The box office will open at 7 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm nightly.

WAIT UNTIL DARK is best suited for ages 13 and up.
 
 

GFPS employees will be admitted to Wait Until Dark on Thursday, December 7 only.  All they have to do is show their badge.

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy

Would you like to provide a year’s worth of books to children in our community? Now you can easily give this gift! Through the Ferst Foundation, you can provide books for a year every year for children aged 0-5. One year of books for a child you know is just $40. To pay it forward and donate to an anonymous child in need of books, it only costs you $36! For more information, or to order books, please contact Lisa Carlson (Title TSA, x6028) or Carol Paul (Title Coordinator, x6779). Also, be sure to find us on Facebook – Great Falls Ferst Foundation! Give us a LIKE!

HiGH TRUST 2018, Level 1 and 2

January 18-21st
 
  • ”Growing with Gratitude®” The Greatest Gift you can give yourself and those you love!
  • Leave school...energized...not exhausted!
  • Teach without stress...get that “gerbil feeling out forever!
  • Positive Teaching Attitude!
  • Be your “real self”, ..teach from your “moral code”!
  • Bring your “personal truth” into your teaching!
  • Celebrate students with your goodness & caring!
Times: Thursday/Friday: 4:00-9:00 PM, Saturday/Sunday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Click here for more information and registration form.

  

GFPS Giving Campaign Wraps Up

Great Falls Public Schools would like to thank everyone who donated to the annual Charitable Giving Campaign.  Each year the need in our community becomes greater. Our campaign helps to create a better life for our families, our neighbors and our kids. This year the GFPS campaign was able to raise over $54,000 for United Way and Montana Shares to help those in need. Thank you so very much for being part of this!
 
A heartfelt thank you to each of the building or department coordinators who gave generously of their time and to the supporters behind the scenes who helped get everything printed, organized, distributed collected, and totaled:
Bobby Ingalls, CJ   Amber Peterson, WT
Brittany Flaten, LC Elizabeth Wallen-Pipinich, WH
Brittany Levandowski, LC Ryan Beam, ELF
Laurel Anderson, LC  Jennifer Weir, EMS
Miwa Combs, LN  Clinton Topel, NMS
Rochelle Johnson, LF Sara Buley, CMR
Suzie Doughty, LY  Sherri Clark, GFH
Lexie Service, LY Jodi Hicks, PGEC
Amy Hollenback, ML  Tammie Hickey, GFC-MSU
Susan Dolan, ML  Rachelle Broughton, DOB
Gary Jenkins, MS  Dusty Molyneaux, Music/Art
Carole McKittrick, MV  Erica Harp, Nurses, OT/PT
Leann Svir, RV Jeff Rieger, ECS
Riki Johnson, RS  Miranda Murray, GFPS
Kristin McDermott, SC  Erin Butts, GFPS
Todd Currey, SS  Jody Murray, GFPS
Kimberly Clark, VV