Press Coverage

November 2019

GFPS School Board Unanimously Agrees to Send Levy to Voters in May

East Middle School Students Are Participating in “The Compassion Project”

East Middle School Student’s Work with Special Needs Students an Inspiration

United Way, RSVP Program Seeks to Help Students

Future Health Professionals Surprised Great Falls Fire Rescue with Lunch

Great Falls High School Students Create Special Project for Book-A-Thon

Longfellow Elementary “Topping Out” Ceremony

GFPS Considering Levy Options for Projected Budget Shortfall

Business Leaders Go Back to School for a Day in Great Falls

Great Falls Elementary Schools Celebrate Military Families

GFPS Student Donates Over 800 Pair of Socks to the GF Rescue Mission

Great Falls Public Schools is Asking for Input on School Budget

The Impact of Minority Leaders in Great Falls Public Schools

Great Falls High School Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Addition

GFPS Student Art is on Display at Great Falls College – Montana State University

October 2019

Great Falls Students Mismatch Clothing to Raise Awareness Against Drug Abuse

EMS Student Asking for Your Help with the Polar Plunge

Alex Lowry Hired as New CMR Softball Coach

How Does Great Falls Public Schools Keep Your Children Safe?

CMR Students Conduct Annual “Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat” Campaign

Builders Battle Powerful Winds in Great Falls

As Nursing Shortages Persist, GFPS Rises to the Challenge

Great Falls Student Builders Celebrate with MacLean Animal Adoption Center

GFPS is Looking for Your Help on the School Budget

GFPS Middle School Teacher Becomes Finalist in Teacher of the Year Award

Great Falls Kids Get Free Pumpkins

Great Falls Schools Participate in National Bullying Prevention Month

Great Falls Schools Put in “Shelter in Place” as a Precaution

Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Great Falls Students

How is Vaping Affecting Kids in Great Falls Public Schools?

“Connections 101” Aims to Help Adult Learners

Great Falls High School $38 Million Facelift Almost Complete

Great Falls PTA Member Named Volunteer of the  Year

Great Falls Teachers Learn About the “Compassion Project”

High Schoolers Walk Young Students to School

New Twist on Great Falls Homecoming, With Help of Games of Thrones

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month:  How Families can Lower Privacy and Security Risks Online

Malmstrom AFB Receives a Gift of Support from East Middle School’s “Kindness Rocks Project”

September 2019

GFPS Preps for Winter Storm

Strive 4 Success Pairs Students, Mentors to Increase Graduation, Career Success

Mentor Program Helping Students at Loy and Chief Joseph Elementary Schools

Great Falls Schools Honoring Native American Week

GFPS Dealing with Full and Overloaded Classrooms Across the District

Middle School Students Presenting Crafted Coasters to DC Representatives

Friday Night Lights:  The Chain Gang of Great Falls High Football

Community Spotlight:  American Indian Heritage Week

Montana Holds Highest Foreign Exchange Student Numbers in the United States

GFPS Teacher Credits Colleagues for MT Teacher of the Year Nomination

Youth Vapors on the Rise in Montana?  What is GFPS Doing in Response?

Teachers and SROs Work to Ensure Student Safety in Great Falls

Great Falls Public Schools Re-Defines Therapy Animals in the Classroom

First Interstate Bank Works to Help GFPS Food Pantries

GFPS Board Approves Policy Regarding Therapy Animals

GFPS in Need of Paraprofessionals, Teacher Aides, Substitutes and Bus Drivers

CMR Senior Continues Family Tradition Through Home Building Program

Breaking Ground for Another “High School House” in Great Falls

Reception Friday for Blackfeet/Cree Artist Whose Work will Inspire at Great Falls High

Back to School Lunch Hacks

August 2019

Going to Kindergarten for the First Time

Longfellow Elementary Starts Last Year in Roosevelt Building

Back to School in Great Falls

Crossing Guard and Her Furry Friend Help Students Walk to School Safely

School Resource Officers Ready for Class in Great Falls

Over 60 New Teachers Added to GFPS

Great Falls Streets will be Busy Wednesday for the Start of School – Be Careful

GFPS Hosts Convocation to Kick Off New School Year

Back to School Rally Backpack Giveaway

450 Teachers are Ready to Go for the New School Year

Lewis and Clark Elementary Gets Ready for the New School Year

GFPS Board of Trustees Set to Finalize 2019-2020 Budget

Super Summer Read 6 Program Celebrating Book Giveaway

New Great Falls Teacher Preps for First Day of School

School Employees Receive Confusing Letters from the IRS

Back to School:  Inside Look Into Teachers’ Expenses for Their Classrooms

July 2019

Konen’s Book Tackles ‘Strategies to Help Students, Celebrate Principals’

Great Falls Schools Need Support to Continue Developing Strong Employees

GFH Coach Bob Howard Inducted Into the Montana Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Home Builders Association of Great Falls Helps Build Local Business and Local Students

Great Falls High School Construction Closer to Completion

Tom Moore Looks Toward Upcoming School Year

Valley View Girls Gather Medals at National Jump Rope Event

High School Student Starts Healthy Food Stand in Downtown Great Falls

Tom Moore Begins New Role as Great Falls Public Schools Superintendent

June 2019

Oakland Family Donates $500,000 to Equip Great Falls High’s New CTE Center

Great Falls Students Build Dog Houses for Animal Shelter

Great Falls High Grad Earns Prestigious Scholarship to the University of Montana

“Summer Read 6” Offering Free Books to Great Falls Families

“Pull Your Share” Movement Hoping to Outgrow the Spread of Knapweed in Montana

GFPS Food Program Teams Up With Get Fit Great Falls’ Park Pals for the Summer

$50K Anonymous Donation to Furnish Special Needs Wing at Longfellow Elementary

Riverview Elementary Raises Money for Great Falls Lions SOMT Team

A Year Into the New Job, Henneberg Relishes Role as GFPS Athletic Director

Tammy Lacey Reflecting on Her Time as GFPS Superintendent

Students Decorate 1000 Luminarias for River’s Edge Trail

Paris Gibson Education Center Graduates and Scholarship Winners

Images from Great Falls High School Class of 2019 Graduation

Tammy Lacey Reflects on Past Six Years as GFPS Superintendent

266 Students Receive Their Diplomas at GFH Commencement

Longtime GFH and CMR Cross Country Coach Receives Statue on River’s Edge Trail

Images from C.M. Russell High School Class of 2019 Graduation

May 2019

264 CMR Graduates “Turn the Tassel” on Friday

Great Falls Summer Read Six Free Book Program Helps Prevent Kids’ “Summer Slide”

Mr. Perfect:  GFH Graduate Taylor Curry has Perfect Grades, Perfect Attendance

Summer Music Program

Great Falls Schools Go Under Shelter After Malmstrom Training Exercise Causes Confusion

Tammy Lacey’s Good-Bye Comes with a Warning:  Support Your Schools or Pay the Price

Future GFPS Graduates Walk the Halls of Elementary Schools

323 Combined Years of Service Celebrated by GFPS at Longevity and Retirement Reception

Two Sixth Grade Girls Making a Difference for S.M.A.

2 Longtime CMR Teachers Retiring After School Year

41st High School House Open House

Giant Springs Elementary School Students Design, Sew Quilt for Project Linus

Two New Members Join GFPS Board of Trustees

Converge Heads to the Big Screen

GFHS Threat:  Assistant Superintendent Releases New Information

GFPD Responds to Rumors of Shooting Threat in GFPS

CMR Student Wins Electric City Shark Tank

CMR Drama Presents “The Star Spangled Girl” May 9-11

GFPS Celebrates First Career & Technical Education National Signing Day

Great Falls High School Announces New Associate Principal

GFPS Estimates District Budget Will Turn Up Short Next Year

Friday’s GFPS Board Budget Committee Meeting, Public Encouraged to Attend

Out-of-State Teaching License Could no Longer be an Obstacle for Incoming Teachers

April 2019

Preschool Funding Defeat Prompts Action by the District

Montana State Report Card Has Mixed Reviews for Great Falls Public Schools

Montana Treasure:  Great Falls’ Grandma Anna Mae

East Middle School Receives Music Grant

Student Newspaper at CMR High School Named Best in the State

Military Children on the Home Front

CMR Student is Giving People Around the World a “Helping Hand”

Meet the 2019 Outstanding High School Junior Award Winners

Backpacks 4Kinds Program Expands to All Great Falls Elementary Schools

Students Highlight Social Skills in Lincoln’s First, District “Amazing Shake” Competition

YWCA Solute to Women Gala Celebrates Great Falls Women

Riverview Elementary Receives Grant for Makerspace Program

GFPS Music Education Program Receives National Award for 8th Consecutive Year

Great Falls Community Food Bank Expands to all GFPS Elementary Schools

Montana Ag Network:  Growing a Better Community Through Ag Literacy

18 Years of Volunteering; Countless Children Helped

Geoffry Habel Selected to Become Great Falls High School Principal

GFPS Board Welcoming Two New Trustees and the Return of Another

Students Learning Life Long Financial Skills

GFPS Student Art Showcased in Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art

Great Falls High Closes Major Parking Lot for Remainder of Year

CMR High School Receives Life-Saving Grant

No Election for Great Falls Board of Trustees

Local Schools Honoring Military Child Appreciation Month

Great Falls Teacher Receives Grant to Bring Video Game Design Classes to GFPS

GFPS Students Making Planters for Local Food Banks

Fifth-Annual NoMore Violence Week Raising Community Awareness of Child Abuse

March 2019

CMR HOSA Brings Home a Collection of Medals

School Board Approved the Newest Elementary Science Curriculum Since 2008

Griz Biz & Ram Enterprise Students Take Home & Garden Show

Great Falls Home & Garden Show:  Student-Built Shed Being Auctioned Off

GFPS Board Accepts Board Budget Committee’s Recommendation Not to Propose a Levy

GFH, CMR Students Do Well at State Competition

Electric City Shark Tank:  How Your Child Can Participate

CMR Drama will Recount Sandy Hook Shooting from Newtown Residents’ Perspectives

Meadowlark Elementary Receives Grant to Encourage Student Health

GFPS Board Budget Committee to Recommend No Levy This Year

Longfellow Elementary Design Released; Mascot Under Consideration

Bison Coach Bob Howard Named to MCA Hall of Fame

GFPS Job Shadow Program Helping Students Choose Careers

Tumblebooks Program Changing the Way Students Learn

Heather Hoyer to Succeed Tom Moore as Secondary Assistant Superintendent of GFPS

Community Spotlight:  High School House Raffle

GFPS Facing Potential Budget Shortfall for the 2019-2020 School Year

Central Montana High School Students Take Western Art Week

GFPS Students Take D.C. for National Science Bowl

West Elementary School Welcomes New Principal for Next School Year

Tom Moore’s Superintendent Contract Finalized

Lincoln Elementary Principal Jon Konen Nationally Recognized with Breakfast Hero Award

Local High Schools Displaying Handmade Pieces at Russell Auction

Great Falls High Senior Starts No Makeup Monday

Science and Engineering Taking Over Great Falls College MSU, Thursday and Friday

GFPS Administrators, Board, and Local Legislators Discussed Bills That Could Impact GFPS

Loy Elementary School Raising Money for Children Fighting Blood Cancer

North Middle School Bringing VR Into the Classroom

February 2019

2019 C.M. Russell Museum’s 5th Grade Essay Contest Winners Announced

C.M. Russell Museum’s First 5th Grade Essay Contest Winner Returns to Riverview Elementary

Great Falls High DECA Club Advances to Nationals

Some Bus Cancellations for GFPS on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Students from Holy Spirit and Lincoln will Head to the State Spelling Bee

GFHS is Looking to Re-Purpose Trees Torn Down in Construction

‘Converge: E Pluribus Unum’ Brings Community Members to Tears Through Real Stories

GFPS Partners with C.M. Russell Museum for Auction Decor

Students in Great Falls are Helping to Prepare for this Years 51st Russell Auction in a Unique Way

Lincoln Elementary’s Shark Tank, High School BPA Winners Present to Great Falls Ad Club

City-Wide Play Focuses on Abuse,Neglect, Homelessness Among Local Teens

Electric City FFA Celebrates 10 Years

Over 400 Middle School Girls Attend First-Ever GFPS Girls In STEM Day

Great Falls High Schools Join Forces to Send Powerful Message During Performance

Final Beams of the GFHS Hub Addition Signed, Decorated and Topped Out

GFHS Topping Out Ceremony Commemorates Final Beams Placed at Construction Site

GFHS Topping Out Ceremony Runs Deeper Than Just a Tradition

Great Falls Students to Participate in NAfME All-NW Honor Ensemble

“Strengthening Our Community”:  GFPS’ First American Indian Poster Series

Community Spotlight:  GFPS CTE

Great Falls High Pilots First-Ever American Indian Studies Class

Three GFH Choir Students Chosen for National Conference in Kansas City

High School House Program Through Neighborworks Receives Anonymous Donation to Help But New Tools

“Every Single Kid Has a Story”:  Meet Some of Paris’ 33 Winter Graduates

Thirty-one Graduates Receive High School Diplomas at Paris Gibson Education Center Winter Graduation

GFPS Snow Day Classification

Community Spotlight:  Electric City FFA

Support Sought for Education Funding Bill

What it Takes to Close Schools in Great Falls

GFPS Explains School Cancellation Criteria

Tom Moore:  Great Falls Public Schools’ Next Superintendent

Longfellow Elementary 6th Graders Meet Students from 60 Years Ago

60 Years, Sixth Grade:  One Final Goodbye to the Old Longfellow

Longfellow Elementary:  Returning to Sixth Grade After 60 Years

January 2019

Great Falls Public Schools Looking for Substitute Teachers

GFPS Breaks Down Graduation Rates

GFPS Seeing Higher Numbers of Flu Than Usual

Thomas Moore Chosed as the Next GFPS Superintendent

GFPS Reminds Furloughed Families About Free and Reduced Lunches

Moore will get Second Interview for GFPS Superintendent; Wisconsin Candidate Bows Out

Breakfast After the Bell Grant for Local Schools

Business Partners of America Helping Great Falls High Students Both In, and Out of the Classroom

GFPS Board of Trustees Delays Vote for Superintendent Nomination

A Quick Guide to the Finalist Candidates for GFPS Superintendent

Construction at Great Falls Schools

Community Meets with GFPS Superintendent Finalists

“Meet and Greet” to be Held Sunday with Finalists for GFPS Superintendent

GFPS Board of Trustees Announces Superintendent Finalists

Foster Grandparent Program Changes Thousand of Lives

Bullock Renews Call for Preschool Program

December 2018

Next GFPS Superintendent Down to Three Choices to Replace Tammy Lacey

GFHS Students Show Off Artistic Talents Through Art Exhibition and Sale

Early Learning Family Center Preschoolers Celebrate Christmas

Longfellow Elementary School Begins Move to Roosevelt Building

From Listeners to Composers:  East Middle School Music Program Evolves with Grant

GFPS Superintendent Addresses “No-Heat” Rumors at Great Falls High School

November 2018

Business Goes to School:  Two Worlds Collide for the Betterment of Education in Great Falls

Dirt to Decor:  Great Falls High Art Students Sculpting from Construction Clay

C.M. Russell High School to Bring the Falls Alive with “The Sound of Music”

Leaders and Principals Pair up for “Business Goes to School”

Jimmy McAlister’s Success Puts Paris Gibson Education Center in Spotlight

GrizzBiz and Ram Enterprises Receive Grant for New Equipment

Montana Made:  Great Falls GrizzBiz Students Mean Business

Substitute Teacher Shortage at Great Falls Public Schools

CMR Student-Ambassadors Fight Depression, Suicide

Giant Springs Elementary Turns to Technology for Lessons

School Bus Driver Shortage Improves in Great Falls

GFHS Art Students Collect Clay From Expansion Project for Ornaments

GFPS Sixth Graders Attend Local College Athletic Event in Part of the Graduation Matters Great Falls Initiative

October 2018

Great Falls High School’s Dracula Production

Students Expand Leadership Skills at the 25th Annual LEAD Conference

CMR Students Raise Money for UNICEF

Great Falls Science Students Get Hands-On Lessons in Yellowstone Park

Great Falls Students Use Personal Struggles to Create Play, Documentary

Pathway for your L.I.F.E. Helps Students Look Ahead to Possible Careers

GFPS Celebrates New Gym, Fitness Facility, and STEM Classrooms at CMR

At Long Last, CMR’s Auxiliary Gym is a Reality

Great Falls High, CMR Rivals Building House Together Before Crosstown Clash

United Way, Schools Partner for Eighth-Grade Career Fair

Montana Treasure:  Custodian Helps Kids Learn for 34 Years

Great Falls Public Schools Superintendent Job Opening Posted

Superintendent Lacey Goes Back to Teaching for a Day

Sunnyside Parents Petition to Keep Principal as District Swaps Administrators

United Way Pairs Students, Mentors to Increase Graduation and Career Success

School Counselors Protocols on Human Trafficking

September 2018

United Way Career Fair Prepares Eighth-Graders for Success

“Sugarbeet Falls” author reads to Giant Springs Elementary School Students

School-Based Clinics Improve Health, Attendance

Schools and Officers Stress Student Safety Amid Reports of “Stranger Danger”

Search is on for Next Great Falls Public Schools Superintendent with Tammy Lacey’s Departure

August 2018

Serving up Breakfast at Great Falls Schools

Giant Springs Elementary School Officially Opens

School Resource Officers Try to Ease Parking Woes, End ‘Red Carpet Syndrome’

Great Falls Teachers Train on What to Do if a Gunman Attacks Their School

Tammy Lacey Retiring at End of School Year

LPW Architecture to Design New Longfellow Elementary, Giant Springs Ribbon Cutting Tuesday

What will happen to Roosevelt Elementary?

GFPS Trustee Schreiner:  It’s a Dichotomy to Deny Levies ‘for the Chilren’

Technology Usage in GFPS

GFPS Superintendent:  Administrators are a Scapegoat, There’s Blame for Budget Woes to Go Around

July 2018

Don’t Forget About Back-to-School Physicals and Immunizations

Davidson Family Donates $1.8 Million to Upgrade Great Falls High Auditorium

D.A. Davidson Donates $150,000 to Great Falls School District

June 2018

Giant Springs Elementary to be a Haven of Light, Color, and Safety for Students

Proposal to Move Malmstrom Students to East, Great Falls High Draws Debate

Stop-work Order Against School District an Inconvenience but “Not Unheard Of”

Thurber Family Donates $125,000 Worth of Rustler Pride to the New C.M. Russell High Fitness Center

Summer Read 6 Program with GFPS

Great Falls Public Schools’ Construction Season is in High Gear

North Middle School’s Grizz Biz Honored on U.S. House Floor

Paris Gibson Education Center 2018 Graduates

Last Day at School, Forever, for Roosevelt Elementary Students

May 2018

Great Falls School District Tightens Budget with $500,000 in Staff Reductions

C.M. Russell High Class of 2018 Commencement

Great Falls High Class of 2018 Commencement

GFPS Board of Trustees Welcomes Two New Members

Emotional School Board Meeting Highlights Fallout From Failed Levy

Pull Your Share of Noxious Weeds

Great Falls High Hub Construction, Renovation Begins

The Effects of the Levy Failure From a Student’s Viewpoint

Great Falls Schools Superintendent Lacey:  The Gap Just Got Wider

State Budget Gap Could Have Played Role in Levy Defeat

$1.35 Million Elementary Levy Fails, Schreiner and Skornogoski Elected as Trustees

Henneberg Excited to Get to Work as AD for Great Falls Public Schools

Five Finalists Named for Athletic Director’s Job in Great Falls

Taxpayers Have Mixed Emotions Regarding GFPS Operational Levy

April 2018

Championships, Facility Improvements Mean Much to DeGooyer

School Board Candidate Profiles – Great Falls Tribune

The Vital Role of Your Great Falls Public Schools Resources Officers

Middle Schools Get YAM Suicide Prevention Program

Superintendent Lacey:  There is No Fluff Left in the Budget

Great Falls Public Schools Superintendent Asks for Levy Support

Great Falls Police Unable to Substantiate Reports of Gunfire Near Great Falls High

Great Falls High, Longfellow in “Shelter in Place” After Report of Shots Fired in Neighborhood

School Bus Fight Between Adult, Student Prompts Investigation

Six File to Run for Open School Board Seats

Senator Tester Visits Great Falls to Talk Federal Investments in Education

March 2018

Two Weeks to File for Open Great Falls School Board Seats

Great Falls Students “Walk-In” in Place of National School Walkout

New Great Falls School Boundaries Impact 291 Students

Threat Against Great Falls High Traced Out of Country

Threat Against Great Falls Schools Prompts Increased Security

Great Falls Public Schools Investigate Threat, Children Are Safe

Why I Walked Out:  Great Falls Students Flip Focus of National Protest Against Gun Violence

February 2018

Discovering the Future:  Loy Elementary Sensory Enrichment and Exploration

District to Run $1.35 Million Elementary Levy in May

GFPS Budget Committee Clashes Over Levy Decision

No Delays or Cancellations in Great Falls Despite Emergency Travel Notice

Great Falls School Board Asks to Revoke Levi Johnson’s Teaching Certificate, Approves May 8 Election

GFPS Committee Recommends Final Option for Redistricting, Board Makes Final Decision Soon

Great Falls Elementary Schools Redistricting Recommendations go to School Board

Great Falls Food Bank Hopes to Expand Backpacks 4Kids Program

Great Falls Teacher Charged with Forgery, Identity Theft

Tara Rosipal Selected to be Principal at North Middle School

Great Falls Public Schools Celebrate Career and Technical Education

January 2018

Diplomas Mean New Start for Habitual Youth Offenders at Detention Center

Students Hurt, Angry in Aftermath of Teacher Scandal at Great Falls High

Great Falls Teacher Allegedly Engaged in Sexual Relationship with 17-year-old Student

Great Falls High Remodel Gearing Up

Topping Out Ceremony at Giant Springs Elementary School

GFPS Youth Risk Behavior Survey Looks at Student Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Use

GFPS Awaiting Final Enrollment Numbers to Determine 2018-2019 Budget

Where Does GFPS Get its Money?

Montana’s Funding for Preschool Programs Coming to an End

Josh Horton Named CMR Girls’ Soccer Coach

Great Falls High’s Mockingbird Sparks Schoolwide Discussion About Injustice

CMR Cheerleaders Put on a “Little” Camp Halftime Show

District Says Efforts Made to Hike Graduation Rates

Volunteers See Student Speakers in Action

GF Schools Show Dip in Graduation Rates

Caitlin White Thrives in an Evolved GF School System

December 2017

Crews Building Framework for CMR Athletics Facility

North Middle School Grizz Biz

CMR Basketball Games to Benefit Less Fortunate

GFPS Safety Procedures

School Boundary Adjustment Causing Concern

Great Falls Program Prepares Preschools, Parents to Succeed

GFPS and Community Discuss New School Boundaries

GFPS to Discuss New School Boundaries

GFPS Holds Forum on School Boundary Changes

November 2017

Special Session Hits GFPS Wallet

Trustee Candidates Weigh In on Hot Issues

GFPS Trustees Seat Opens

Members of GFPS Recognized by the School Administrators of Montana

GFPS Named Best of the Year

October 2017

Six Candidates Selected for Open Trustee Position

GFPS Superintendent Says Thank You for Investment

GFPS-Luchsinger Retires

GFPS Roosevelt Elementary School Students Vote on Mascot

GFPS Official Enrollment Count Shows Decrease

Five GFPS Students Expelled

GFPS Open Trustee Position-Applications Due Monday

September 2017

Help Needed for Event that Helps Middle Schoolers Learn about the Workplace

GFPS School Board Winner

Great Falls High School Named Most Beautiful Public High School in Montana

Memorial Stadium Track Causing Inconvenience, New Schools Get New Names

CM Russell High School Breaks Ground

District Boundary Adjustment Seeks Community Involvement

GFPS Boundary Adjustment Meeting Monday, Public Encouraged to Attend

August 2017

All Smiles, Few Tears, First Day of School

It’s Back to the Classroom

Persevere Through Roadblocks, GFPS Superintendent Says

Lincoln Gym Teacher Describes Perseverance, Self-Love

Memorial Stadium Ready for Football

Events, Updates Prepare GFPS Students

PTA Hidden Gems in Schools