March 29, 2016
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In-District Teacher Transfer Information

Reminder – As a teacher, if you apply for a position and accept that position for the following school year you cannot apply for any additional positions within the teacher unit.

                                 In-District Teacher Transfer Information

Current openings will be posted Thursday, March 17, 2016 and will close on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.Check the on-line application system Applitrack Link To In-District Job Postings for a list of all current in-district teacher job openings.  If you are interested in applying for theses opening please hand-deliver your In-District Transfer Form to the Human Resources Office 

to meet the deadline.


Retirement Reception for Dave Houtz


Do you have your PIR credits completed for the year?

 Here is a video on how to complete evaluations and check your transcript properly.

Click this link to find out.

2016-2017 PIR Pre-Registrations Opening April 4th

The PIR catalog of classes will open for pre-registrations beginning Monday, April 4, 2016. Please sign up for at least 18 hours of classes (unless part time), and don't forget to enroll in the appropriate District-Directed course (minimum of 6 hours), based on the letter you received


ELL Corner


We often fall into the trap of believing students “should” understand simple concepts. This may not be the case! Do not assume that students will have the necessary vocabulary, background knowledge, and other tools to understand and link to new content. Be intentional about explicitly teaching the background necessary to fully understand and topic. Intentionality implies that planning is involved. For example, if you’re intentional about vocabulary, it might mean planning your vocabulary strategies before you teach a lesson or unit. If you’re intentional about LEP instruction, it means purposeful decision making during the pre-planning stage of lesson development. Being intentional means being purposeful about the questions we intend to ask, the materials we intend use, or the tasks we intend to assign. Additionally, be prepared to anticipate misconceptions and be proactive at addressing them.

For more information on building student’s background, visit
For more information, contact:
Lisa Jahraus, Title TSA, x6028
Irina Payne, ESL Teacher, x6056


Lesley University Graduate Program in Great Falls

Integrated Teaching through the Arts Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.

First class starts September 17th & 18th, 2016. Hurry to reserve yourself a spot!

Program is designed for all K-12 educators
Project based – no GRE required
Skills that transfer to your everyday lessons!
Move up on the Salary Schedule as you go!
Financial aid and payment plans are available.
Regionally and nationally accredited
Financial Aid Counselor to assist Student Loan Process!
Deferred Student Loan payment 6 months after completion of your degree!
Nineteen weekends total! The entire program is completed in less than two years
$5000 Loan Forgiveness is available! $50 application fee waiver!

Face-To-Face teaching one weekend a month: Saturday & Sunday 8am – 5pm
Contact: Cathy Kuntz
ckuntz [at] lesley [dot] edu