February 21, 2017
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Good Apple Award

This award has long been associated with education and with the District.  In the educational field, receiving an apple is an expression of
appreciation & esteem!
Who is eligible to be nominated for a Good Apple Award? Any employee, volunteer or community member is eligible to be nominated for and receive a Good Apple Award.
How does the nomination process work? Anyone wishing to nominate a colleague, volunteer or community member may send a nomination letter to the Human Resource Office. The letter should briefly describe why the nominator would like recognize the nominee. Once received, the following things take place:
  • A letter is generated to the nominee that highlights the accomplishments.
  • The nomination is summarized for the Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled Board meeting. This information is recorded in Board minutes and is included as part of the permanent record of the Board.
  • Both the nominee and nominator are recognized on a bulletin board display in the Aspen Conference Room at the District Office Building.
  • Monthly nominations are included on the GFPS website.
  • Each nominee is given an apple pin as a small token of the District’s appreciation.


Indoor Air Quality

Respect Of Mutual Space and Adherence to Board Policy 8302 Indoor Air Quality
Please be aware that a number of individuals (including students, co-workers and guests) do have severe sensitivities to airborne particulates. Per Board Policy Guidelines 8302R: “Due to the sensitivity of some staff and students to airborne particulates, odor emitting devices (scented candles, etc.) are strongly discouraged in offices and classroom areas.”
Please be respectful of each other’s space and avoid using heavy perfumes, sprays, melted waxes, essential oils, etc.

Should you have any questions please contact the HR Department. 

Autism Awareness, 2017

Preschool Expo


STEAM Expo - Judges Needed




We need caring, involved people to listen to and critique student Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math projects. The 200+ student projects, ranging from grades K-12, have been fascinating in the past, and I am sure will be again this year. We need YOU to come and hear them share their findings. Judging is based on a simple rubric using hand-held devices. Training and tips, as well as lunch and snacks, will be provided to make your judging experience more enjoyable.  Please consider supporting these fantastic students and future innovators.

Who: YOU (Approximately 90 judges)

What: STEAM EXPO Judging, A Fantastic Celebration of Student Learning and Effort

When: APRIL 1st, 2017 from 9:00-11:30 (Lunch and Snacks provided)

Where: Great Falls High School Swarthout Fieldhouse

Why: To analyze and celebrate student learning in the STEAM Fields

How: Email jeff_rieger [at] gfps [dot] k12 [dot] mt [dot] us or call Jeff at 268-7402 to volunteer