May 13, 2019

In-District Teacher Transfer Information

Current In-District teaching openings will be posted today, Monday, May 13, 2019 and will close on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Any teacher currently employed with the District may apply for these positions. 

Check the on-line application system (Applitrack Link To In-District Job Postingsfor a full list of all current in-district teacher job openings.

If you are interested in applying for any of these openings please hand-deliver your
In-District Transfer Form to the Human Resources Office by the deadline.  You may obtain the form(s) in any school office and one form must be completed for each position for which you are applying.

Please contact your building administrator or the Human Resources Department if you have any questions.

Please be reminded that once a teacher accepts a position via the transfer process, that teacher cannot apply for another transfer position that year.


Judges Needed for May 23, 2019 Speech Meet

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The ALL-CITY Elementary Speech Meet is MAY 23, 2019. The Extended Curriculum Services department needs judges to enjoy and evaluate the speeches. We will have two rounds for all speakers, then a final round for the top EIGHT from 4th grade – Expository speakers, 5th grade – Oratory Speakers, and 6th grade – Impromptu speakers. For this volunteer activity, you will listen to the speech, jot quick feedback for each speaker, and rank the speeches based on provided criteria and your judgement. Snacks will be provided. 

If you are interested and able, please come judge our outstanding future leaders at the ALL-CITY Speech meet on May 23, at Lewis and Clark Elementary.

Please email jeff_rieger@gfps.k12.mt.us or call 268-7402 to let us know if you would be willing to judge the elementary speech meet

In your email, please indicate:

  • I would like to judge the 1st round, 4:00 to 4:45
  • I would like to judge the 2nd round, 5:00 to 5:45
  • I would like to judge both round one and two!
  • I could be a final round judge if needed from 6:15 to 7:00!

Fall Print and Graphic Orders for the 2019-2020 School Year are Now Being Accepted Via Hard-Copy

All Fall orders need to be titled as “Fall” for the due date. That is for both the Print Center orders and Graphic orders.  Please be sure to fill in the work request number and keep the pink copy for your records.  That is how we are able to track any missing orders in the fall.

Please try to prepare for the new school year early so we can get your orders completed on time.

Fall Print orders CAN NOT be submitted electronically (with the exception of GFHS and CMR). With having such a high volume of orders for the fall, we do not want to risk any orders being lost in the system. If you have any questions or concerns please call 268-6059.

Fall Graphic orders in which you would like us to make your posters, can be e-mailed to print_center@gfps.k12.mt.us.  Your e-mail should include the graphics order form with clear detailed instructions and the PDF you want enlarged if you have one.  Please put “FALL” in the subject line, so that we are aware of when they are due without opening the document.


Documentary Video Presentation of Converge

Many stories, one voice Lewis & Clark interpretive Center May 19, 5:00 pm

The documentary video presentation of Converge: Many stories, One Voice will be shown on Sunday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. in the theater at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. This free 90 minute presentation incorporates actual interviews of students and adults with capsules of the live stage performances shown recently, relating the struggles and triumphs of many young people in Great Falls, Montana.

SYNOPSIS: In 2018, an idea was formed to create a platform for crucial conversation that focused on the adversities that affect many young people in the community.

That idea eventually led to the project Converge: E Pluribus Unum, a creative storytelling experience utilizing live stage performances based on over 50 hours of interviews with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, law enforcement personnel, and counselors.

The goal of the project is to impact social change, raise community consciousness, and inspire collective action.

Interspersing actual interviews with stage performances of the play, Many Stories, One Voice documents both the creative process of the project while emphasizing the struggles and hopes of youth in our community.

This documentary film is free and open to the public.


Super Summer Read 6 Full Schedule
New SR6 Schedule


Save the Date – Open Enrollment Schedule for 2019-2020

Insurance meeting start Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  The complete schedule can be found on the Human Resources Benefit Information webpage.


Survey for GFPS Teachers

Teacher Survey

Dear Teachers,

Our district has been selected to participate in a research survey which explores teachers’ attitudes and experiences with ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Should you agree to participate in this research, you will be asked to complete an online survey by clicking this link.  The survey should take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your time, interest, and consideration.

*This project has been approved by the District. Feel free to contact Shelly Kelly at no. 268-6037 with questions. All responses are ANONYMOUS and participation is completely VOLUNTARY.*


MIET Registration Open for the 2019 Tech Days

The Montana Institute on Educational Technology (MIET) has opened registration for the 2019 MIET Tech Days. Great Falls Public Schools staff can attend for free this year; however, there is limited seating up to 150 GFPS staff members. To register and reserve your spot for this District-Directed (DD) PIR option, sign up in PIR eCentral. No other registration or forms are required. For additional information, please visit the MIET website.


Open House for Carole McKittrick

Mrs. McKittrick is Retiring!

There is an open house to show Mrs. McKittrick our appreciation for her 31 years of working for GFPS.

 You Are Invited!

When:  Tuesday, May 21st, 3:30-4:45
Where: Mountain View Elementary School Gym
3420 15th Ave South

Refreshments will be served!
Please join us!


Retirement Celebration for Cathy Kuntz

multi-colored Happy Retirement

Celebrating 42 years at GFPS
Cathy Kuntz is retiring
East Middle School Library
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Please join us in Cathy’s celebration!


C.M. Russell High School’s 2019 Retirement Tea

Charles M. Russell High School logos with skull in the centerYou are cordially invited to
C.M.Russell High School ‘s
2019 Retirement Tea
May 29th ~ 2:40p.m. ~ CMR Cafeteria
Honoring Anne Bulger, Terri Dahl, Lori Hoff, Joan Karls, Rhonda Moore, and Betsy Rogstad for their years of dedication and service to the students of CMR.


Retirement Celebration for Tammy Lacey


Color Me Well Fun Run

Color Me Well Fun Run and Obstacle Course              Loenbro Color Me Well Fun Run & Obstacle Course June 22, 2019 10:00 am at Loenbro

When:  Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time:  Race starts at 10:00 a.m
Where:  Loenbro – 1900 32nd Ave NE
Cost:  $15.00/Adults, $10.00 children (6-12), Free for children under 6

All proceeds benefit the Dandelion Foundation