SUPERINTENDENT NOTICE: By action of the Colstrip Board of Trustees at the April 26, 2022 Board Meeting; due to schools days lost because emergency closure, the District will declare a partial day of school on Friday, April 29, 2022 to meet MCA 20-1-301. Once again, there will be a partial day of school scheduled for this Friday, April 29, 2022. Students will be counted absent if they do not attend. See attendance times below: Partial day times Elementary K-3: 8:15 AM - 2:25 PM Elementary 4-5: 8:15 AM - 2:30 PM Middle School: 8:10 AM - 2:45 PM High School: 8:05 AM - 2:35 PM
FBMS Music department will be presenting their final concert for the year on Wednesday, May 18th. It will begin at 7:00 PM. Please enter through the Activities Entrance. Students in the Band/Choir will need to arrive at 6:30 PM.
CHS Athletics-- Updated Spring sports schedules are on the news feed and also under the documents tab under activities as well. We hope weather cooperates with us to finish these seasons strong! Go Colts! Go Fillies! Go Mustangs! Go Ponies!
A presentation for Parents to help educate them on possible signs of substance abuse. Come learn about possible spots children are hiding things within their bedrooms. Come to this short presentation put on by Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center. This presentation will be held at the Colstrip High School Cafeteria from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening April 27th.
SUPERINTENDENT REMINDER: Notice has hereby given to the governing Board and general public that a regular meeting of the Governing Board for the Colstrip School District #19 will be held Monday April 25, 2022 beginning at 6:00 PM. The meeting can be attended at Colstrip High School in the Lower Level Commons. Entry through Door 24 from the Lower Parking Lot. The meeting can also be attended electronically through Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwudOGqrjIpGN0P7XjLv0NIfWRv1SgJlSe4 Meeting ID: 883 3820 9329 Passcode: TC4CSi
CHS Track and Field— Track meet in Laurel for Saturday April 23 has been cancelled due to weather. We have added a meet in Hardin Tuesday April 26th. Go Colts! Go Fillies!
FBMS Home track and field meet will start at 10:00 am held at CHS Friday April 22nd. Go mustangs!
SUPERINTENDENT NOTE: RE: Emergency Closure Makeup Days During the 2021-2022 school year, the School District had to declare emergency closures and cancel school on the following days: August 20, 2021 - Partial Day - Power Outage March 3, 2022 - PM Only - Water Outage April 12, 2022 - Full Day - Weather April 13, 2022 - Full Day - Weather April 14, 2022 - Full Day - Weather The State of Montana allows one day each year for emergency dismissal without penalty. The April 12, 2022 date is dismissed by the state and will be counted as a full day. This year’s District's Calendar has a built-in allowance. This emergency allowance provides (2 1/2) two and one-half days in addition to the (1) one day allowed by 20-9-806 MCA. This leaves the District short one partial day of school from meeting compliant requirements during the 2021-2022 school year. In order to keep from adding additional days beyond the last day of school (May 25), The Board of Trustees will consider that students and staff be required to make up a partial day of school on April 29, 2022 to meet hourly requirements in 20-1-301 MCA. Currently the day is marked as a PDW day and teachers and most staff are already assigned to be here. With this makeup, the District will be in compliance with the hourly requirements for school outlined in 20-1-301 MCA. The School Board of Trustees will take action on Emergency Closure Makeup Days at its April 25, 2022 meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Superintendent’s Office.
We have a state award that was awarded to a special team at Pine Butte Elementary today. This award is for Paraeducator/Teacher Team for the 2021-2022 school year for the State of Montana. This fine team consists of Lynn Wilkins, Terri Bowen, Robin Candrian, Jodi Crippen, Kim Hull, Lorrie Stinchfield, Christy Smith, Tammy Waples, Connie Mack and Shawna Sessions. Thank you ladies for your years of service in Education. In fact when totaled, the years of educational experience amongst these individuals, it totals 104 years of work experiences within the field of Education. These ladies are serving our students with so much care and compassion and they are helping our kids be the best that they can possibly be at Pine Butte Elementary! Thank you ladies for caring for our students here within the Colstrip School District! Congratulations job well done!
There will be an Indian Education Parent Committee meeting for Title VI grant approval on Monday, May 2 at 5:30. This meeting will be in the FBMS library. Doors will be unlocked at 5:20 and will relock at 5:45. Please enter the doors facing the middle school office. This meeting will not last long, but is essential to receiving the Title VI funds needed for supplies, programs, books etc. for our Title VI students.Please contact Susan Sharkey with any questions at 406-748-4699 ext. 2348. Thank you!
CALENDAR INPUT WANTED: The Colstrip Public School District #19 Calendar Committee would like to invite all of its stakeholders/constituents to provide feedback on four different calendars developed by the Committee. Once feedback is collected, the Committee will share the information with the Board at its Regular April Board meeting for consideration in designating a School Calendar for the 2022-2023 School Year. Please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HG7FLBB or use the QR Code provided. THIS SURVEY WILL CLOSE AT NOON APRIL 21, 2022. Thank you for your interest and participation. Colstrip Calendar Committee
SUPERINTENDENT ALERT: Due to the continuation of extreme weather, severe driving conditions and road closures, school will be canceled on Thursday, April 14. Once again, there will be no school tomorrow, Thursday, April 14 due to extreme weather and conditions. All activities will be cancelled or rescheduled for a later date. Easter and Spring Break will begin on Friday, April 15 through Monday, April 18. School will resume on Tuesday, April 19. Please stay safe and warm and enjoy the break.
CHS Athletics— CHS Golf and CHS Track meets schedule for Thursday 4/14 have been cancelled by the host schools. There will be no golf meet in Columbus and no track meet in Billings for Thursday 4/14. Stay warm and safe! Go Colts! Go Fillies!
SUPERINTENDENT ALERT: Due to continued dangerous weather conditions, travel advisories and road closures, school will be cancelled on Wednesday, April 13. Once again, there will be no school tomorrow, Wednesday, April 13 due to extreme weather forecast and conditions. All activities will be cancelled or rescheduled for a later date. Thank you for your understanding, please stay safe and warm.
SUPERINTENDENT ALERT: Due to extreme weather forecast and current weather conditions, school will be cancelled today, April 12. Once again, there will be no school today, Tuesday, April 12 due to extreme weather forecast and conditions. All activities will be cancelled or rescheduled for a later date. Please stay safe and warm.
CPS Athletics-- Note that middle school Track for Wednesday in Laurel 4/13 has been canceled and they are looking for an alternative date. CHS Track at the Billings Invite Thursday 4/14 will be decided Wednesday and we haven't seen anything for CHS Golf in Columbus Thursday 4/14. Once we have information about cancellations or changes we will notify everyone. Montana spring weather is always great! Go Colts! Go Fillies! Go Mustangs! Go Ponies!
CHS Athletics— Good luck to Golf and Track teams competing today. Golf is at home start time 10:00 am. Track schedule is attached for Baker meet. Gol Colts! Go Fillies!
BOARD UPDATE: A mailed notice was sent to all Colstrip stakeholders on April 8, 2022 with a Board of Trustees Resolution and Promise to Colstrip Taxpayers. To find out more information, go to the following link: https://www.colstrippublicschools.org/article/708095
TRANSPORTATION: Colstrip Public Schools will be running a 2 route system for bussing tomorrow Thursday, April 7th for both AM and PM routes. We have worked hard and do not anticipate delays in our routes. Thank you for your patience as we truly appreciate it. Please do not hesitate to call for any questions. 406-748-4699
FBMS Track and Field-- Middle school Track and Field will be competing in Columbus tomorrow Thursday Apr. 7th. Start time 9:00 AM. They are not allowing 6th graders at this meet. 6th graders will not be traveling to Columbus tomorrow. If you have any questions please let me know. Andrew Torgerson, AD firstname.lastname@example.org Cell#: 406-740-0862 Go Mustangs!