Dear GPS Parents, We're excited to announce the new Social & Emotional Learning Hub on www.glendiveschools.com. This growing library contains helpful videos, games, community mental health resources, and activities. It also gives you free access to parent versions of the curriculum, used at GPS. 👉 Visit the SEL Resource Hub: https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/social-emotional-resources--15 Please take a moment, this weekend, to review this ACT NOW Card (http://bit.ly/GPSActEveryTime) with your student. This reminds us to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell) if someone is struggling with thoughts of ending their life. This year has been tough for all of us. Let's continue to check-in on one another We are truly stronger together. Additional suicide prevention resources can be found here. Have a great weekend, The GPS Staff P.S. You can access the Social & Emotional Learning Hub anytime. From the school district website (www.glendiveschools.com), select Menu -- Parents & Students -- Social & Emotional Resources.
The journalism class has been working hard on our FIRST school newspaper!! I am so proud of them for the work they have done on it. I know that there are bound to be hiccups and bumps, but we are excited to present to you......The Red & Black!!!! The newspaper was distributed to all students and staff in home room this morning. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCOMMUNITY
Parent/Guardians, Here is the link to sign up for parent/teacher conferences on Monday, February 22nd from 2-8 pm. Each slot is 15 minutes with the teacher. The teacher will then send you a link to meet with them after you sign up. Please call 406-377-2356 if you have any additional questions. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QN220anzK8QN4wcCy7-k1AOUmTR1Rvb8Y40PlcquvAQ/edit?usp=sharing
MonDak Boys Basketball Divisional Tournament information @ Watford City. Bus leaves at 5:30 am from WMS. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ndQ_07PqzbUENMANpQe-NmI8NVT_huNvM-OggwRv8BE/edit?usp=sharing
Press Release: 7/8th Boys Basketball VS Sidney 2/12/21 10/11:15/12:30 pm @ DCHS. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j3AcQIuN_vnm1Sm4_eRNiRVLFBr5PietDWrPQ6ONYA0/edit?usp=sharing
FROM MR. BUCKLEY (AD): Good Morning, With games being played here tomorrow morning VS Sidney there is a delay in the 7th grade bracket for the tournament in Watford City on Saturday. Here is what we know so far: 10 am MST WMS 8th A vs Sidney @ Rough Rider 9 am MST WMS 8th B vs Sidney @ Rough Rider #3 Our 7th grade will play at 10 or 11 am MST. All games will be at the Rough Rider Center next to the high school. Thanks!
Excited to have @MyDigitalSafety in the house today to present to our students virtually about appropriate online technology use and the fact everything they post is public and permanent. @RichardGuerry #wmsdemons #gpscommunity
Press Release: 7/8th Boys Basketball VS Watford City 2/6/21 10/11:15 am @ DCHS. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uJ_B7T86xVsc3X_6puPEr6hsFFH-GeqATodUlMSOzKg/edit?usp=sharing
CONGRATULATIONS to Mary Svenvold- WMS/DCHS Choir teacher for being selected as the January Staff Member of the Month at Washington Middle School. Mrs. Svenvold....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZER #WMSSTAFFMEMBEROFTHEMONTH What was your favorite thing to do during the COVID shutdown? Go for walks with Mrs. Kurtz What is your favorite outside activity? Hiking in Makoshika Why did you decide to work at WMS? I heard there were some awesome kids who needed a teacher, and there was a beautiful auditorium involved. Win-win! If you could be any cartoon character who would you choose and why? The genie from Aladdin, so I could make COVID go away What is your favorite quote? I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. -William E. Henley
This week is National School Counseling Week! School counselors help students in more ways than you realize. This week we celebrate them as a part of National School Counseling Week 2021. Learn more about the role of this essential profession: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/Role Here at WMS, we are blessed to have one of the very best in Sherri Nissley. Mrs. Nissley.....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE
Press Release: 7th Boys Basketball VS Miles City 2/1/21 4 pm @ DCHS https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xbhZIinoUyLoiYlhIuRBUK_HsehFQhLILUKjWFEqSDI/edit?usp=sharing
WMS press release for boys basketball games VS Williston on 1/30/21. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JP1YgQVyVxzq1wYznfCa5RHOjbk2Zdnh3xcP7YM2tfA/edit?usp=sharing
Today we held our first ever Semester Celebration at WMS! Since we have been unable to have BLITZ Days this year due to COVID restrictions, we felt it was important for our students to have a POSITIVE, fun day, to celebrate how much we have accomplished this year! Our teachers did a great job of creating fun activities for the students in their individual classrooms. Looking forward to a GREAT last 4 months of school! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE
The link below will take you to our press release for our boys basketball 8th games VS Miles City today, 1/26/21 at 4/5:15 pm @ Dawson Community College. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P6xYoYwJNqBnKmZaY5YEjT7c3WSDzeYgGnei2KxmFTI/edit?usp=sharing
Starting tomorrow, 1/26/21, WMS will have a slightly altered schedule for the remainder of the school year. We will revert back to having a home room to start the school day. To accomplish this we shortened passing time back to 4 minutes (as it was previous years). Students will start school 2 minutes earlier (7:58 am) and will be dismissed at the same time 2:46 pm. Class periods will stay the same length as they have been this year. We are hopeful this additional time in home room will help us better support our students. If you have any questions about this, please call 377-2356. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCOMMUNITY
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD) on WMS Boys Basketball Schedule. There will be 2 games (instead of 4) played in Watford City on Saturday, January 23rd. 7th grade 10 am MST 8th grade 11:15 am MST The games will be played at Watford City Middle School. Masks are required in their gym and there is a 500 person spectator limit. No concessions available. Game times with the 7th grade games with Miles City are as follows: Tuesday January 26th WMS 7th grade vs Miles City @ Miles City 4 pm Monday February 1st WMS 7th grade vs Miles City @ Glendive 4 pm (DCHS)
Here is the press release for the upcoming boys basketball games VS Baker on 1/19/21. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bnNCRjexX_V68rvtB8ejnbjmrBYLAAMB5qkssUhBkeA/edit?usp=sharing
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): There has been an adjustment to the WMS Boys basketball schedule with Sidney this (1/15) Friday and to the games that will be hosted in Glendive on February 12th. Game times are: Friday January 15th @ Sidney 10 aM 7th Grade 11:15 am 8th B 12:30 pm 8th A Friday, February 12th @ Glendive 10 am 7th Grade 11:15 am 8th B 12:30 pm 8th A Here is the schedule for WMS BB basketball in Williston on Saturday January 16th. The times listed are CST. Saturday, Jan 16, 2021 Dawson County @ Williston Boys 8th B1 Game 11:00AM vs. Dawson County at Phil Jackson Fieldhouse at Bakken Elementary Boys 7th A1 Game 11:00AM vs. Dawson County at Williston Middle School Boys 8th A1 Game 12:00PM vs. Dawson County at Phil Jackson Fieldhouse at Bakken Elementary
WMS Staff Member of the Month for December: CONGRATULATIONS to Sherri Nissley- WMS School Counselor for being selected for her hard work and dedication to our students. Mrs. Nissley.....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS #WMSSTAFFMEMBEROFTHEMONTH #GPSPRIDE What was your favorite thing to do during the COVID shutdown? Play board games with my family What is your favorite outside activity? camping Why did you decide to work at WMS? I grew up in Glendive and have always had an attachment to this town. At the time the position at WMS became open, I was dating a man who lived in Glendive (who later became my husband). Thankfully, I got the job, and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. If you could be any cartoon character who would you choose and why? Fiona from Shrek. She is kind and accepting of other people, she is not perfect, and she doesn’t worry about what others may think of her. What is your favorite quote? “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleonor Roosevelt
WMS boys basketball practice begins tomorrow- 1/4/20 for 7th & 8th graders. Students must have a sports physical before they will be allowed to practice. 7th grade practice starts at 4 pm & 8th grade will be at 5:30 pm.
Just a reminder about the WMS Choir Concert tonight at 7 pm @ DCHS Auditorium. Students should have received 2 tickets for entry. Face coverings are required for all in attendance. Looking forward to a great performance! GO DEMONS!!!
Here is the information for this Saturday's upcoming Mon/Dak Girls Basketball Conference Tournament in Miles City. We will be sending the passes home with the players tomorrow. Go Lady Demons!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KzpTRUm820Nsy3S56LC4LGxnUO3YTp1kqt6RwTl79M4/edit?usp=sharing
Parent/Guardians, we have placed sign up sheets for Middle School boys basketball grades 7 and 8 in the office (6th grade will start in late February or early March). Please have your child sign up if they plan to participate. The first practice will be January 4, 2021. Students must have a physical and activity fees must be paid. We are trying to get a count of how many will be participating to determine staffing needs. Please encourage them to stop in and sign up this week. Attached is the middle school game schedule (subject to change). If you have any questions please see Mr. Goyette.
CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Heather Eckert- WMS Title Intervention Teacher for being selected as the November Staff member of the month at Washington Middle School! Mrs. Eckert genuinely cares for the students she serves and the staff she works with. She also is regularly the first to offer assistance to others when needed. Mrs. Eckert....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZER #WMSSTAFFMEMBEROFTHEMONTH What was your favorite thing to do during the COVID shutdown? I loved all of our nightly family time. After all the work and school work was done for the day, we would all hang out together and watch a series together! It was nice to have a slower pace. :) What is your favorite outside activity? I love hiking outside and early morning walks with my dog Nala when it’s not too cold! In the summers, we love going to baseball games. Why did you decide to work at WMS? My husband and I both attended WMS as middle schoolers, so it’s really fun to be working there as teachers. We love our coworkers and students! If you could be any cartoon character who would you choose and why? My favorite cartoon character has always been Belle because I try to see the good in everyone and I love curling up with a good book! What is your favorite quote? “I trust the next chapter because I know the Author.” :)
Please click on the link below for the press release for wrestling VS Sidney on 12/4/20 at 10 am. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/10svMAKIqXZRTBmX-gGthewozorZXOP2MGSNKQmUkn8o/edit?usp=sharing
I forgot to share the NFHS link out for our girls basketball games today VS Miles City. GO DEMONS!!! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/dawson-county-high-school-glendive-mt/gam058b5f9dcc
We are in need a multiple boys basketball coaches at WMS with the season quickly approaching (Dec 14th 1st practice). If you are interested, please submit an application at https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/current-openings--12
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, 11/25/20 is an early release for GPS. WMS students will be released at 12:46 pm.
On Monday, November 30, 2020, Glendive Public Schools will be moving to the restricted model for all grades 1-12, which means students will be attending school onsite Monday through Thursday. Kindergarten will remain in the A/B Hybrid model at this time. Our staff is excited to see all of our students back in the buildings. As this is a change for everyone, we would like to highlight a couple of things to make this a successful transition. *Face coverings - Face Coverings will be required to be worn all day in all areas on campus (Hallways, Classrooms, Bus, School Events, etc.). GPS will be providing 2 more cloth masks per student. *New Bus Schedule (Starting Nov 30th) https://rb.gy/rd1ibp - Please click on the link to be taken to the new GPS Bus Routes for the Restricted model. Please note all changes to your bus route. Also, as a reminder: GPS busing is only for students who have been using the buses in the Hybrid model. If you would like your student to ride the bus, you will need to contact Mr. Phipps at the bus barn (377-4055) to assure that there is a seat available. *Release Times - Please note that JES release time has changed and is the ONLY school with a new release time. JES - 2:30 LES - 3:00 WMS - 2:46 DCHS - 2:46 *Drop-off Times - We ask that parents do not drop their students off before 7:50 at each of the schools. *GPS Restricted Checklist (https://rb.gy/w256qs) - Please click on the link to be taken to the GPS Restricted Checklist that has more information about the move to the Restricted model. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s building administrator. Thank you!
Message from DCC: DCC has been awarded grant funding to assist in the implementation of an afterschool program to help ease the burden on our families with activities to include Elearning support, STEAM programs, arts, music and many more. Please see the links below or more information. Here is a quick landing page- https://www.dawson.edu/after-school-program Online Registration- https://dawsoncommunitycollege.formstack.com/forms/dcc_after_school_program
Update from Mr. Buckley (AD): We were informed this evening that due to quarantines in the middle school basketball teams in Sidney, we will be playing (1) 7th grade and (1) 8th grade game in Glendive on Tuesday, November 17th. Game times are 4:30 (7th grade) and 5:45 (8th grade).
The link below will take you to the WMS 7th Girls Basketball VS Sidney Press Release for 11/17/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xumeBxWzMnMJCL4edCZrJBSpnLO4Nsji2hOxGS4JSzw/edit?usp=sharing
The link below will take you to the 7/8th grade GBB VS Baker press release for 11/16/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kcLganT4Baww3uEBP89VrrU4J1YExxlxYfFc60pj21k/edit?usp=sharing
The link below will take you to the WMS Wrestling VS Watford City Press Release for 11/14/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SOWAxyUEpIasMFyugYGAAEaec82HPl2vRaknAg20Dwc/edit?usp=sharing
The link below will take you to the WMS Wrestling VS Miles City Press Release for 11/13/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/19aLGJU3ohxkBDu3TxTwD89WKY2WBl9b3lQPokfiK7jk/edit?usp=sharing
The link below will take you to the 7th grade GBB VS Miles City Press Release for 11/12/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JPcXejW8q6X6UdO9EaFWR3PmimwZ7KzYPbx-bqus4II/edit?usp=sharing
At the GUSB board meeting last night (11/9/20), a goal date of November 30, 2020 was set for Glendive Public Schools to move into the Restricted Model for grades 1-12. Students will be on campus Monday through Thursday for grades 1-12. Students in Kindergarten will remain in the Hybrid Model at this time. The attached Checklist includes the items that Glendive Public Schools has to address and ways you can help make this a smooth transition. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s building administrator. GPS Restricted Check: https://rb.gy/w256qs
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our current numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu Current New Active Cases added: DCHS - 0 WMS - 0 LES - 1 (Staff) JES - 1 (Staff) Also, if you haven't downloaded our app, please download it from your phone's app store. The app is the best way to see all updated information from GPS. Thank you!
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley: I apologize for this being last minute but we are going to move WMS Wrestling and GBB scheduled for this week. GBB will be Thursday, Nov 12th 7th grade @ Glendive 4/5:15 pm; 8th grade @ Miles City 4/5:15. Wrestling will be Friday, Nov 13th @ Glendive 4:30 pm start time. Thank you.
Earlier this week, staff, parents, and the community were notified about the new protocols of Glendive Public Schools in regards to meetings (https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/live_feed). Monday, November 9, 2020 we will be conducting our regularly scheduled board meeting virtually. The following are some of the reasons the board decided to move the meeting to a virtual platform: 1) More people will be able to participate. --With current restrictions, we will no longer have to worry about possibly limiting the number of people who can attend. --We have been contacted by many people asking for our meetings to be live streamed. We are now able to stream our meeting without the use of Facebook as not everyone has a Facebook account. --More people will get the opportunity to address the board through public comment. If you are interested in giving public comment at our next meeting, please see the directions below. 2) Consistency --The board meeting will now be in line with what the school district is doing in terms of meetings 3)Safety --Moving the meeting to a virtual meeting will help mitigate the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of staff, parents and community members being named as a close contacts. 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: If you wish to publicly comment on the agenda, please click on the following link (https://forms.gle/3yhGf2NdJSUYHJ4J7). This link will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020. All appropriate comments will be read during the public comment section of the agenda. If you have questions, we ask that you write an email to email@example.com and someone will try and get back to you within 48 hours. 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞-𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: Please go to www.glendiveschools.org on the day of the meeting and follow the directions on the popup window to watch it live. After the meeting, the recording will be put on the website within 24 hours of the meeting.
Please watch the following video (3:33) from Mr. Schreibeis about the dire need for staffing. https://youtu.be/bPGZalPceZ0
Below is the link to the WMS Press Release for our wrestling dual VS Williston on 11/7/20 at 10 am. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bs8DVcVo_uKm1g7iCoYkugiEqRoH3q06lAapDsWN1Wg/edit?usp=sharing
CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Shanon Hellman- 7 & 8th grade History teacher for being selected as the October staff member of the month! Ms. Hellman is absolutely a WMS AWESOMIZER! Ms. Hellman.....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS #WMSAWESOMIZER #GPSSTAFFMEMBEROFTHEMONTH What was your favorite thing to do during the COVID shutdown? My favorite COVID activity has been spending time with my children and Netflix. What is your favorite outside activity? I enjoy barbeques and playing corn hole. Why did you decide to work at WMS? When I went to school to become a teacher, I never in a million years would have thought that I would’ve enjoyed teaching Middle School. But, I couldn’t imagine teaching any other age. Middle school students are the best! They are trying to figure out how they fit into this crazy world and they are full of suggestions on how to make things better. If you could be any cartoon character who would you choose and why? If I could be any cartoon character, it would probably be Smurfette because I have always loved the Smurfs. It always seemed like Smurfette had so much fun and if she found herself in trouble, she could always count on Papa Smurf and the rest of the Smurfs to help her out. What is your favorite quote? “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
Below is the link to the WMS Press Release for our girls basketball games VS Sidney on 11/6/20 at 10/11:15 am. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yOMuONHlLRapSKn_SIXVq-xW92YRP0DrqEO_b372EHM/edit?usp=sharing
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our current numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu Current New Active Cases added: DCHS - 0 WMS - 1 (Staff) LES - 1 (Staff) JES - 2 (Staff) Also, if you haven't downloaded our app, please download it from your phone's app store. The app is the best way to see all updated information from GPS. Thank you!
GPS is dedicated to promoting behaviors that reduce COVID-19’s spread in order to maintain healthy operations of our schools. Social distancing requirements and protecting our staff against becoming ill as well as being named as a close contact are making traditional in-person meetings challenging to nearly impossible. In order to maintain in-person schooling at GPS, we must be able to staff all positions. Not having enough subs has made it very difficult to fill positions when staff gets sick or are named as close contacts. We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that we are able to continue to have in-person learning and not be forced online. In order to maintain educational continuity and a safe school environment, GPS will adhere to the following protocols when holding meetings: 1). Meetings in the schools will be held virtually whenever possible. If a meeting needs to take place in person, the room needs to be big enough so there is at least 6-feet between each person. In addition, the meeting must last less than one hour. If the meeting is going to last more than one hour, it must be moved online. 2). The following will pertain to school-related weekday meetings held off school grounds: First, staff members should determine if they can join the meeting virtually. If they must attend in person, there must be at least 6-feet between participants. If the meeting organizer is unable to accommodate either an online option or maintain adequate social distancing, the district employee is not allowed to attend the meeting. Our goal is to reduce the risk of GPS staff becoming quarantined as a result of attending a meeting with a potentially infected attendee. Following these procedures will help GPS protect staff and keep them healthy so we can continue to have students on-site. As you can see, we are implementing procedures to help mitigate the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of staff being named as a close contact. If we are unable to staff our buildings, we will be forced to go online. These procedures will be followed if we are in the Hybrid or Restricted model. This is especially important given the District’s small pool of available substitutes. We appreciate the community’s patience, understanding, and GRACE during these challenging times. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our administrators or you can reach out to us at email@example.com.
I just wanted to send a follow up message out to everyone letting them know that we were able to get one of our boilers up and running yesterday and we hope to have the other fixed by the end of the week. We are thankful that the weather is nice this week so we can be in school!
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our current numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu Current New Active Cases added: DCHS - 2 (Students) WMS - 0 LES - 1 (Student) JES - 0 Also, if you haven't downloaded our app, please download it from your phone's app store. The app is the best way to see all updated information from GPS. Thank you!
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): The WMS GBB games scheduled in Watford City on (11/7) Saturday have been adjusted to only 2 games. There will be a 8th A and a 7th A only due to the number of girls out in Watford City. The 7th grade will play first at 10 am MST followed by the 8th grade at 11:15 am MST. The games will be played at the middle school (100 3rd St NE). Each player will be allowed 2 guest passes which will be distributed by our coaches as soon as we get the passes from Watford.
Today, 11/2/20, the WMS boilers will be offline. Our head custodian came in last night to fire the boilers as is their normal routine. The boilers kept tripping on flame failure. She called Rhett Coon- GPS facilities director who came down and BOTH working boilers are doing the same thing making them inoperable. A local plumber was called in to access and he came to the same conclusion. MDU will be onsite today to determine the issue. The rooms are anticipated to be in the low 60s by early afternoon but will be below 60 to start the day. Please dress your child according to the anticipated temperature. Hopefully we will have them up and running at some point soon.
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our current numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu Current New Active Cases added: DCHS - 0 WMS - 0 LES - 2 (staff) JES - 0 Also, if you haven't downloaded our app, please download it from your phone's app store. The app is the best way to see all updated information from GPS. Thank you!
To clarify, there has been no date set to move to the Restricted Model. On October 12, 2020, the board tasked the administration to prepare to move to the Restricted Model. A checklist of the items needed for the District to move was created. GPS Restricted Checklist: https://rb.gy/w256qs On November 9th, the administration will be presenting this checklist to the GUSB. Currently, one of the major obstacles for moving to the Restricted Model is staffing. We are in dire need of substitutes. In order for GPS to move to the Restricted Model, the District must have sufficient substitutes to cover the open paraprofessional and custodial openings as well as subs for staff that have to be absent for a variety of reasons. Please, consider applying and encouraging others in our community to apply. Process for Applying for Sub: https://rb.gy/aytl1l The GPS Administration and Glendive Unified School Board (GUSB)
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our active numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu
The WMS Book Fair is here! If you would like to check out what is available at our Fair, plus many other titles, please click the link below! Happy Reading! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/washingtonmiddleschool17
Thank you to those of you who have already reached out to your respective principals if you would like to change your child's current learning model (online to in-person or in-person to online). If you are planning to make a change, please contact your student’s principal as soon as possible. As a reminder, the change will take place at quarter for K-8 and at semester for 9-12. For Clarification: --If your child is currently online only, and you would like to switch to in person learning, we need notification (K-8). --If your child is currently in-person, and you want to switch to online only, we need notification (K-8). --If your student is currently in-person and you want to stay in-person, no action is necessary. --If your student is currently online only and you want to stay online, no action is necessary. Please note: A date to return to the restricted model has not yet been determined. We are continuing to work on completing the items on the checklist that was shared last week. We will announce a date as soon as it is determined so that everyone has time to prepare and plan for the change. Thank you!
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our active numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu
Glendive Public Schools wants to be sure that the public stays informed on important issues pertaining to our school districts. Please refer to the Timeline Reports regarding the Washington Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School boiler issues that resulted in moving to online instruction on October 19th and 20th, 2020. Please click on the link below for each report: Lincoln Boiler Issue Report - 10/23/20 - https://rb.gy/rhmvsh Washington Boiler Issue Report - 10/23/20 - https://rb.gy/blt9wa Also, please check back to our new Facilities Page on the Glendive Public Schools website for important facilities information in the future! GPS Facilities Page - https://rb.gy/jrsyld Thank you!
Our dress up days for Red Ribbon Week Monday and Tuesday will be "Drugs will turn your dreams into nightmares." Pajama/Slippers Day!
The GUSB has tasked the GPS administrators to actively pursue moving to the Restricted Model. As a reminder, the Restricted model is all students onsite M-Th. Since social distancing will not be able to be maintained, face coverings will be mandatory and need to be worn all day. GPS admin have been working diligently for weeks to make the necessary changes and arrangements to make the switch from the Hybrid model to the Restricted model. The following link is a checklist which summarizes the items that will help GPS make this shift successful. You will notice that some of these items are still in progress. We understand that there are a lot of people that want this shift to happen; please look at each section to see what you can do to help. One example is to help GPS by becoming a substitute. Another example would be letting your respective principal know if your student will be changing from online to in-person or vice versa as soon as possible as explained in the previously released message (K-8 can make a switch at quarter, 9-12 can make the switch at semester) to allow us to finalize certain plans. Please note that more information will come out about this in the coming weeks. GPS Restricted Checklist https://rb.gy/w256qs
Parent/Guardians, At the last school board meeting, the board directed the GPS administration to move to the restricted model where students will attend 4 days a week M-Th onsite wearing masks all day (once everything is able to be put into place). In preparation for this move, we felt it appropriate to allow elementary-age students (K-8th) to shift back onsite or move online at the start of the 2nd quarter if it was agreed that it is in the student's best interest. This request is only for students K-8. High School students would be allowed to make the switch to or from online at the end of the semester. We are asking that you notify the building principal of the school your child attends if you would like us to consider moving your student from online learning back onsite or vice versa. We are asking for this contact to be made by Wednesday, October 28th so we have accurate numbers to plan for. The first day of the 2nd quarter is November 2nd. Please contact the individual school principals if you have any further questions. Please note that a date to move back to the Restricted model has not been finalized, but more information about that will be coming out soon. John Larsen (interim principal) Jefferson Elementary School 406-377-4155 Cindie Togni Lincoln Elementary School 406-377-2308 Mark Goyette Washington Middle School 406-377-2356
We made a change to the calendar as we noticed that Parent-Teacher Conferences fell on election day. Parent-Teacher conferences will now be on November 5th. We will also be moving the early out from the 3rd to the 5th along with the conferences. We are sorry for the inconvenience. This year we will be having the conferences virtually and more information will be coming out later on that once we get closer. To view the updated calendar, please click on the following link (https://5il.co/mf47) or go to our website at www.glendiveschools.org.
It was just brought to our attention that there are many people who took the last email to say that we were going online. Glendive Public Schools is not going online. The last email was referencing the emails and messages from the district that notified everyone that we were going to go online because of the two boiler situations at LES and WMS. The purpose of this last email was to have everyone make sure they are getting the messages that we are sending out by updating their information. We are sorry for any confusion that this caused.
Recently, we had to notify everyone that school was going online for WMS and LES. When we send messages out to the community, we send the message out in a variety of ways (Website, App, Facebook, Email, Text, Voice, etc.). This school year we have been shifting away from Facebook as it is not a great way to get all parents information. Currently, the Glendive Public Schools App is the best way to receive information about what is happening in each school. In the last month, we have decided that we are going to utilize Infinite Campus (our School Information System) to deliver messages by email, text, and voice. In order for this to be effective, we need everyone to make sure they have an account set up and that their information is correct in the system. If you are seeing this message on Facebook, our website, or app, but did not get an email, you will need to check with your student’s school to make sure you are set up. Below you will find the Parent Portal Link. Please click on it and login. If you do not have a login, please call your child's school and they can help you set one up. Moving forward, this is how we are going to send most of our information out to parents. This will also be the way for all emergencies that we will get the information out. You need to have a phone number and email address as a minimum. Please note that in order to have a text sent to you, you have to have a cell phone entered and opt in to get that (information on how to do that below). Please log into your Parent Portal: https://mtdecloud3.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/glendive.jsp Navigate to Settings (in the top right corner) and Select Contact Preferences. Once there, scroll to the bottom of the page to update your Contact Preferences to receive Text Messages from the District. Thank you for your help with ensuring that we are able to reach you with our important information.
REMINDER: The 1st WMS Choir Concert of the year is Thursday, 10/22 at 7 pm at the DCHS Auditorium. Each student participant was given 2 tickets for spectators to attend (B group students will receive their tickets tomorrow). We are looking forward to a GREAT concert tomorrow night! GO DEMONS!!!
UPDATE: 8th grade girls basketball practice will be at 4:15 pm on 10/22 in the WMS cafeteria gym. There will not be 6th grade girls basketball practice on Thursday.
UPDATE: Girls Basketball practice times @ WMS 1st Practice for 6th, 7th & 8th grade will be on Thursday, October 22 6th- 4 pm in cafeteria 7th- 4 pm in MS gym 8th- 5:30 pm in MS gym Physicals are required before students are allowed to participate. GO DEMONS!!!
Good news at WMS! The boiler parts came in today and they were able to make the appropriate fixes on the boiler and get it running this evening. We will have all "A Group" students in attendance on Wednesday, October 21st. Please make sure your child is dressed for the cold conditions outside as we will be outside before school and during lunch recess. On another note, the end of the quarter is next week. If your child has missing assignments, we have additional academic support until 4 pm each day M-Th (only for the kids who were onsite that day) and on Friday's from 8-2 pm for students who need some extra help getting caught up. Students will be kept in A & B group cohorts on Friday's. Let's finish the quarter strong!
ALL WMS classes will be online again tomorrow. Please have your students check in with their teachers tomorrow morning. Update on the boiler: We had our annual boiler inspection this summer. There were no immediate repairs recommended from the inspectors. Boilers were reassembled and ready to be fired up when temperatures forecasted to drop below 40 degrees for extended periods. Once we fired the boilers, it was determined that the primary gas valves (installed almost 30 years ago) had a leak in them. This was an unforeseen failure as they had just passed inspection. Due to the nature of the gas valves failing, they were leaking natural gas into the boiler room. For the safety of everyone, it was determined that school needed to be moved online until the valves could be replaced. Currently, the closest valves of this type are in Chicago. The valves have been ordered and overnighted. Once here, the repairs will be able to be done so that we will have heat again at WMS. If everything goes well, we should be able to have everyone back in the building on Wednesday. We will update everyone tomorrow once we know more. FYI: LES is a different issue and we will know more later this afternoon about that.
Washington MS staff member of the month for September: CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Houck (Reading teacher) for being selected for the month! Here is a little information about Mrs. Houck. Thank you for all you do to make WMS a great place for our students! GO DEMONS! #WMSDEMONS #WMSSTAFFMEMBEROFTHEMONTH #GPSPRIDE What was your favorite thing to do during quarantine? Hiking with my kids in Makoshika State Park What is your favorite outside activity? Hiking, golfing, or playing softball Why did you decide to work at WMS? I love the middle school age; they’re not quite finished yet, but you get wonderful glimpses of who they will become. If you could be any cartoon character who would you choose and why? I would probably choose Scooby Doo; he has a band of tight-knit buddies that always look out for him & feed him Scooby Snacks all day long. He also loves a good mystery, as do I. What is your favorite quote? “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” —J. K. Rowling “Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.” C. S. Lewis
1st day of girls basketball practice has been postponed until we have working heat at WMS. We are hoping it will be Tuesday after school but will not know until repairs take place. We will post practices times as soon as we have things figured out. 1st day of wrestling will be on Tuesday, 10/20 @ 4 pm at DCHS gym. For either sport, a sports physical is required. Please call the office (377-2356) if you have any questions.
Tomorrow, 10/19 with school for WMS being online, lunch will be available for pickup for WMS "A group" students between 11-12:30 pm @ DCHS cafeteria entrance doors. In order to receive the meals, parent/students must call WMS (377-2356 hit 1 for the office) by 9 am for us to have an accurate count of meals needed. Please leave a message if no one answers. Thank you for your patience as we work through this!
WMS classes will be online tomorrow: We have been unable to fire the boiler at WMS because of a found gas leak. With this cold spell that we have, it is too cold to have students in the building all day. Currently the school is between 40-50 degrees and we do not have a way to warm up the building. For the health and safety of our students and staff, all WMS classes tomorrow will be online. Please have your students check in with their teachers tomorrow. Please be on the look out for more information being sent out tomorrow once we know more about the boiler situation.
On October 18, 2020, Glendive Public Schools was notified that a staff member at Washington Middle School and a staff member at Jefferson Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. Because of how we have structured the classes/schedules to mitigate possible exposure, only a small amount of the staff and students came in contact with the staff member. Contact tracing is ongoing and those individuals who are identified as close contacts will be notified. Glendive Public Schools will continue to take safety precautions to make sure all students and staff are as safe as possible. If any staff or students are at risk of exposure, the Dawson County Health Department will be in contact with that person to determine a safe and appropriate course of action. It is still recommended that any person who feels sick or ill, seek out their medical provider for specific instructions. Glendive Public Schools is following the Dawson County Health Department and CDC guidelines to clean and disinfect our schools every day. School administrators will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available.
Just a reminder that today is a scheduled early out for all schools. Release times: JES - 1:20 LES - 1:00 WMS - 12:46 DCHS - 12:46
Just a reminder that tomorrow 10/14/20 is an early release district wide. WMS will dismiss at 12:46 pm and there is no school 10/15-16/20. GO DEMONS!!!
Here is the press release for todays volleyball games VS Baker @ DCHS gym. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Am5DDyulzOkGovFgGcYbeXHhrbI4q2JhHVSGuB8PQ2s/edit?usp=sharing
Attached is information from Miles City PS for parent/guardians pertaining to the Mon-Dak Football Tournament this Saturday, 10/10/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FR80iNEkW8ewXL0A8zuhlwVk0zNQnHAOeSMTWC8kEhM/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yo-dhfnwcKSc3Om1w6e4W1M1CHD83819FERvtlf3xxY/edit?usp=sharing
Press release for today's football game VS Baker. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VVWYHy7Xg_x-nHdNThZuZvtHObUzSbkINEa3ee-mXTk/edit?usp=sharing
Here is the link to the press release for our volleyball home matches VS Miles City on 10/3/20. Please note we are playing double courts at DCHS. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1anQfsQRjbB5lD6juHTC72fHhdqhSGWtu08jFZnVmVKw/edit?usp=sharing
Update from Mr. Buckley (AD): WMS 8th grade game will start at 3 pm MST in Williston. No 7th grade game tomorrow due to low player numbers able to participate.
Parents and students, PICTURE DAYS ARE UPON US! Group A students will be having school pictures on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Group B students will be having theirs on Oct. 1, 2020. Picture packets were passed out last week. If you need a new one there are extras in the office. Remember, you can also order online. Pictures for WMS volleyball and cross country will be taken at 4 pm on Oct. 1, 2020. WMS football will have theirs taken at 4 pm on Oct. 6, 2020. All sports pictures will be done at the Oakland Athletic Complex.
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): Here is the information from WIlliston for our WMS competitions this week. Thank you. Volleyball Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 8th B1 Game 5:00PM vs. Dawson County @ Phil Jackson Fieldhouse at Bakken Elementary (4pm MST) 7th B1 Game 5:00PM vs. Dawson County @ Williston Middle School (4pm MST) 8th A1 Game 6:00PM vs. Dawson County @ Phil Jackson Fieldhouse at Bakken Elementary (5pm MST) 7th A1 Game 6:00PM vs. Dawson County @ Williston Middle School (5pm MST) Football Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 7th Game 4:00PM vs. Dawson County @ Rickard Elementary Field (3:00pm MST) 8th Game 5:00PM vs. Dawson County @ Rickard Elementary Field (4:00pm MST) Please let your coaches, players and fans know since we are in yellow, we have a few guidelines that should be followed. We are not doing vouchers, but we are asking fans only to come for the game their student-athlete is playing in (B Game or A Game). We will be charging admissions $4 adults & $2 students for the volleyball games. We will not be charging admissions for Football. Fans must wear a face mask or face covering while inside our facilities. Fans should practice social distancing in the bleachers. Maintain two empty seats (6 feet) between parties with alternate rows between spectators. There will be no loitering or gathering with student-athletes on the playing surface after the game. Spectators must vacate the facility immediately upon completion of the contest. Fans should only stay for the game their student-athlete is playing. Come only for the B Game or only for the A Game One more thing, Rickard Field for Football does not have locker rooms (We have Port-Ables on site) or a good water source. Our teams have had parents donate cases of water for the season.
Just a reminder of the updated game times this morning for WMS football VS Sidney 9 & 10:30. GO DEMONS!!!
WMS procedures for Football VS Sidney on 9/26/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rU5FGWsd38gZu6DOGA-AtieHBiDr1rVAtqIHyLO10VU/edit?usp=sharing
WMS procedures for volleyball on 9/25/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/13zgnvaeZ-8V06Jy4lfmDJViIHKpR9VOeVcseq6PH3g0/edit?usp=sharing
On September 23, 2020, Glendive Public Schools was notified that a Student at Washington Middle School tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Dawson County Health Department, some of the Washington staff and students were in contact with the student during the period of possible exposure. However, because of how we have structured the classes/schedules to mitigate possible exposure, only a small amount of the students and staff came in contact with the student. Contact tracing is ongoing and those individuals who are identified as close contacts will be notified. Glendive Public Schools will continue to take safety precautions to make sure all students and staff are as safe as possible. If any staff or students are at risk of exposure, the Dawson County Health Department will be in contact with that person to determine a safe and appropriate course of action. It is still recommended that any person who feels sick or ill, seek out their medical provider for specific instructions. Glendive Public Schools is following the Dawson County Health Department and CDC guidelines to clean and disinfect our schools every day. School administrators will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available.
Update from Mr. Buckley (AD): The WMS VB match scheduled for Monday, October 5th vs Baker has been changed to Thursday, October 8th. The matches will start at 4 pm and they will be played at DCHS.
The Glendive Unified School Board (GUSB) is pleased to announce Glendive Public Schools has been approved for the nationwide USDA Extended Summer Food Service Program Waiver to serve breakfast and lunches at no cost to all students enrolled in the Glendive Public Schools grades K-12, regardless of Free/Reduced or Paid status. The waiver is valid through December 31, 2020. The cost of student meals will return to normal on January 1, 2021.
Updated WMS Football start times for 9/19 VS Watford City. 7th grade will start at 10 am & 8th will start at 11:30 am. GO DEMONS!!!
Great news from Miles City. Their school board voted last night to approve visiting teams to be allowed 2 fans per rostered player to attend their events. They will send our school the tickets electronically and parents will need to pick them up and pay at our school. If parent/guardians drive to MC and do not have a ticket, they will not be allowed to enter. For today's volleyball games against Miles City parent/guardians will need to come to the school before 2 pm and pick up/purchase their household (2) tickets. Cost of the tickets for the Miles City games are $3. Good luck to our lady Demons!!!
WMS Football spectator procedures for games on 9/19/20 VS Watford City: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JXXBH_wbqG-72DemM2qAJ0aqTjAVEH5je6UPSKnMrXI/edit?usp=sharing
Update from Mr. Buckley (AD): We have been contacted by the Watford City AD and informed that both 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams have been put into quarantine. The matches scheduled for Saturday in Glendive have been cancelled. There has been no make up date set up at this time. Thank you.
Sports/Activity Information PDF: https://5il.co/l3vb Please look for Press Releases that will come out a day before the event which will have more specific game information.
WMS Football spectator procedures for games on 9/12/20 VS Glasgow: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oD1KYQTRhtnMKhArZPJ2GIIu7MVADzWnMqGoPVMUf-Q/edit?usp=sharing GO DEMONS!!!
UPDATED Girls VB info for game times tomorrow at Watford City. Bus will be leaving from WMS at 7 am. They are allowing out of town spectators this weekend. There will be no concessions and spectators will need to bring a mask and socially distance. Badlands Elementary 300 3rd St SE 7B 11 am CT 7A 12 pm CT Middle School 100 3rd St NE 8B 11 am CT 8A 12 pm CT
Let's try this again: UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): Miles City PS has notified us that they are NOT allowing any out of town spectators into their athletic events at this time. This would apply to our middle school football game in Miles City tomorrow night 9/10/20. On another note. We received word from Watford City that they will allow spectators this weekend for our volleyball games. The 7th grade will play at Badlands Elementary and 8th grade will play at middle school. There will be no concessions and spectators will need to bring a mask and socially distance. We just wanted to get the word out to parents so you can plan accordingly. Thanks.
Message from GPS: Please check your email or Infinite Campus account for an important message from Glendive Public Schools regarding ordering Breakfast/Lunch for your student's offsite days. Please contact your student's school to update your information or to find out more information about this message.
The Glendive Public Schools nurses wish to advise parents that COVID-19 testing will NOT be a part of your student's routine screenings. As always, please call with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to a safe and healthy school year!
I apologize for the technical difficulties. In order to meet the needs of our Washington students/families, we are trying an order form for parents to order offsite meals instead of having our students order. Please fill out the following form only if you would like to order meals for your WMS child when they are offsite. If you would like to order for more than one child at WMS, please fill this form out for each child. The offsite meals that are ordered will be sent home with students on their onsite days for the following day when they are not physically at school. Your regular meal cost will apply to the meals that are ordered. This order form is a trial run for the week and will be tweaked as needed. Thank you for being flexible as we figure out the best way to serve our students! https://forms.gle/NagQVjMkEoBVbfhV7
Beginning Monday, August 31, Glendive Public Schools will offer breakfast and lunch meals for children to take home for their offsite days. A meal count will be taken in each homeroom/1st period, first thing each morning. On Monday and Tuesday, children may sign up for an onsite lunch for that current day and for a breakfast and/or lunch meal to take home for the following day. On Wednesdays, “A day” students may request meals for Thursday and Friday breakfasts and/or lunches during meal count. Thursdays “B day” students may request meals for Friday and Monday breakfasts and/or lunches during meal count. A staff member will be in a designated area to distribute the requested meals as students leave school each afternoon. Please do not hesitate to contact Food Service Director, Anne Sadorf at 377-2555 if you need assistance or have any questions.
We are so excited to have students in our buildings again. Below is some information that might help you out for this first week. Face coverings: Please remember that students/staff will be required to wear face coverings on school property at all times except for the following circumstances: where social distancing can be maintained, at recess if the groups/cohorts are less than 50 students, consuming food and drink, and while engaging in physical activity. This applies even if we drop below 4 active cases in Dawson County. Our plans were in place before Glendive had enough cases for the Governor's order to go into effect based on guidance from our Health Department and the CDC recommendations. Online: If you have opted out of Face-to-Face instruction you should be getting information from each school on when your student will start. If you still haven't seen anything, please call the school that your child goes to for more information. Offsite: With this being the first week of school, we will not be doing the offsite days. We want to make sure that we have everything set up. Next week, we will be starting the offsite days with all students. Your student's teachers will be sending work home or in their online platform for the students to complete. Recess: Each school is set up a little differently with how recess will work this year. Each school is trying to set up times for students to be outside without their masks. The general rule is that students can be outside without their masks if they are grouped with fewer than 50 students and they are outside for less than 15 minutes. There will be times where this is not possible (i.e. mornings when all students come to school on the playground). Please know we will continue to try and create opportunities for students to be able to take off their face coverings. Please help us by encouraging your students to follow these procedures so that we can continue to try and offer these opportunities and keep our schools healthy. Food Service: This week we will be offering Breakfast and Lunch for onsite students only. Next week, we will start offering the opportunity for students to also request Breakfast and Lunch on their offsite days. Please watch out for more information coming out this week about how the offsite process will work along with the process for students that are online.
MESSAGE FOR OUR STUDENTS: We are so excited for the first day of school tomorrow for our A group (students with last names A-K) students! When you arrive for your first day we will be doing something different than previous years. You will see that the playground is sectioned off into 3 parts. You are required to stay in the area for your grade level once you arrive on campus unless you are going to eat breakfast and have to walk through the 6th grade area. Also, don't forget that face coverings are required at different points during the day. Being outside on the playground before school is one of those times. Please make sure you have one on and keep it on until the bell at 7:50 am. At that time the 6th grade will go towards the 6th grade entrance (cafeteria line up area), 7th grade will exit the playground and go towards the front of the school where they will stand outside of the middle entrance door, the 8th graders will wait until all 7th graders are off the playground before heading towards the entrance we usually entered through past years on the south side of the building. Teachers at each entrance will call out the students that are coming with them to their room where schedules will be given out and we will go over a number of things before we go through our typical 7 period schedule. For the B group students, the same thing will happen on Thursday. Looking forward to seeing you all soon! GO DEMONS!!!
The following is guidance and protocols developed by the Dawson County Health Department to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spread at Glendive Public Schools. Please check out the following link. We will also be sending out a Frequently Asked Questions sheet developed by the Health Department in the next couple of days. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gBmrDjKhix4AThfhBR41dIhbb0uYmphHKze8Hqc4YX4/edit?usp=sharing
RE: GPS will NOT be charging the Tech Fee for 20-21 school year Thank you for your patience as we travel to new waters for Glendive Public Schools. Recently it was announced that parents were going to need to pay a $30 rental fee for the Chromebooks and Ipads that the students will be receiving this year. After last spring, we heard from many parents and staff members that the online learning was difficult for many reasons. Some of those reasons had to do with not having the proper devices, not being able to keep their student on task, not being able to control what their student was doing, etc. We heard loud and clear and were able to purchase Chromebooks for all students grades 3-12 and IPads for students grades PK-2. Not only were we able to get a device for every student, but we also wanted to make sure that they meet all student privacy requirements and applicable technology laws. In addition, we wanted to make sure that we were able to control all aspects of the device at school or at home for their offsite days. We have received many emails and have talked to many parents over the last week about the rental fee. We will NOT be charging this fee this year as we agree that it was announced too late. If you have already paid the fee, the school will be contacting you to give your money back. We understand that grants were used to purchase this equipment. The school district will need to find a way to help make this sustainable moving forward. There will still be a device checkout sheet that will need to be signed so parents are aware of the process for checking out the device. If you have any questions about this, please contact your student’s building administrator. We are really looking forward to having students start back in the schools tomorrow. Again, thank you for your patience and grace throughout this difficult time.
Just a reminder for all sixth grade parents and students that tomorrow the A group students will be at Washington middle school from 2 to 330 for the WEB student orientation. Students do not need to bring anything with them they will bring their school supplies the first day they attend with the rest of the students. The B group students will attend on Tuesday from 2 to 330 as well. Parents are not attending this event as it is only for students. We are so excited to see you and have you join our WMS family! GO DEMONS!! #WMSDEMONS
WMS PRACTICE TIME UPDATE: After discussions with the GEA (teachers union), Mr. Buckley (AD) and Mr. Schreibeis (GPS Superintendent), the decision has been made that all sports practice will start at 4:00 pm district wide. With that said, practice times for Monday, 8/24 will be moved from 3:30 to 4:00 (football, 7th grade volleyball & cross country). 8th grade volleyball practice will take place at 5:30 pm. 6th grade volleyball will have their first practice on 8/26 @ 4 pm in the cafeteria gym. Just another reminder that athletes are required to have a sports physical prior to participating and they must be turned into the middle school office. Face coverings are also required of all athletes during different parts of practice, so please make sure to bring them. Athletes also need to bring their own water bottle as drinking fountains are not allowed to be used at this time. We apologize for the late notice. We are trying to work through many different aspects of reopening including our extra curricular offerings. Please call the school if you have any questions. 377-2356 GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Info on Transportation: With the A/B Hybrid Schedule, Glendive Public Schools will have busing available for all students that need it! Busing will be available starting the first day of school. Here is the new bus schedule for the 20-21 school year. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rhUUChgIlVbDlDstRJtI5yyXN-KGAUgD1dnrGMmk-6E/edit?usp=sharing
Thank you for your patience and grace in this difficult time. We have been working on a document to get out to our staff, parents, and community. Below you will find a link to the GPS Reopening Plan 20-21. This is not intended to be an all encompassing document, but a resource that you can go to for some information about reopening our schools for the 20-21 school year. Please also check out our website where you can find additional information and who to contact if you have questions or concerns. http://bit.ly/GPSReopeningPlan20-21
This year we will have different schedules to accommodate all the changes that need to be made. Below you will find the start and end times for each school. Please note that these can be changed as new information arises before the first day of school. Students will not be allowed to be onsite at the school before 7:45 a.m. JES - Start time: 8:00 a.m. - End Time: 3:20 p.m. LES - Start time: 8:00 a.m. - End Time: 3:05 p.m. WMS - Start time: 8:00 a.m. - End Time: 2:46 p.m. DCHS - Start time: 8:00 a.m. - End Time: 2:46 p.m. Thank you for your patience with this. There have been so many changes and we could not finalize these times until we had everything set. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions Sheet for more information: https://bit.ly/GPS20-21FAQ
FALL SPORTS UPDATE! Attached you fill find our fall sports schedules. All fall sports (Cross Country, Football & Volleyball) will have their first day of practice on Monday, August 24th. Football practice will be at 3:30 pm and players are asked to use the entrance coming off the playground. Volleyball and cross country will use the gym doors. Practice for volleyball will be at 3:30 pm (6th & 7th) and 5:15 pm (8th). Practice for cross country will be at 3:30 pm. Participants must have their physical form completed and turned into the middle school office prior to practicing. Face coverings are required of all participants and coaches. Please contact the school office if you have any further questions at 377-2356. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE
Glendive Public Schools is hosting a substitute teacher training on 8/21/20 at 9 am in the DCHS cafeteria. All current substitutes are required to attend along with any new subs. The district is in dire need of substitutes and encourages anyone interested to apply online at www.glendiveschools.com (click on menu - employment - current openings - then scroll to the bottom and click on apply - left hand column (vacancies- substitute) - apply!) A degree in education is not required but applicants must be able to pass a background check and have a desire to be a positive influence in the lives of our students. https://www.applitrack.com/glendiveschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute
GPS Reopening 20-21 Frequently Asked Questions Updated: 8/14/20 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1melu61KH_WWSEBcEiiDpls-c6HZ-xxg1Yq2ug3Io3xk/edit?usp=sharing
With school just around the corner, please check out our communication sheet. The best way to get immediate and accurate information about what is happening with Glendive Public Schools is to download our app. (see sheet for details). Thank you for your patience as we work out everything that will help us have a great start to the 20-21 school year. PDF Version: https://5il.co/jkm3
We have a new approved calendar for 20-21! Please note that the first day of school for "A" students is on Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th for "B" students. We are working hard on class lists and schedules so that we can get those out soon. Thank you for your patience! Calendar PDF: https://5il.co/jh7e
GPS Reopening 20-21 Frequently Asked Questions Please check back frequently as we will be changing this document as more information comes out. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1melu61KH_WWSEBcEiiDpls-c6HZ-xxg1Yq2ug3Io3xk/edit?usp=sharing
Just a reminder that if you would like to opt your child out of face-to-face instruction for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, please complete the form below. Today is the last day to do it. Opt out Form: https://forms.gle/ZTnrrTsWPoPh7rmS9 Thanks!
Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, your child must be 5 by September 10, 2020. If your child fits this criteria, please click on the following link to register electronically. This is our first time registering online, but we are giving it a go! https://mtdecloud3.infinitecampus.org/campus/OLRLoginKiosk/glendive
Kindergarten Registration Information: Please watch out for information about how to register your Kindergarten Student by Tuesday, August 11th. We are working on a way to register your student online.
GPS is working on getting the A and B student groups finalized for each school. If your child’s last name starts with an A-K they will be in the A Group that will attend onsite Monday and Wednesday of each week. If your child’s last name starts with an L-Z they will be in the B Group that attends onsite Tuesday and Thursday. We know issues may arise with this split because of things like families with different last names, childcare, work schedules, etc. If this is the case for your child/family, please take the following survey with as much detail as possible. We will do our absolute best to accommodate everyone’s request but will also have to make sure the groups are evenly distributed to allow for social distancing and an optimal learning environment. Priority will be given to make sure that children in the same household will stay on the same schedule. Class Lists will not be released until this information has been collected, reviewed, and staff able to make adjustments. This survey is due at the end of the day on August 10th. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE FORWARD TAKING THIS SURVEY IF YOUR ASSIGNED SCHEDULE WORKS FOR YOUR FAMILY. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/iifUymSqU1BaQXV59
Glendive Public Schools is requesting that any parent or guardian that would like to opt their child out of face-to-face instruction for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, complete the form that can be found at the link below. Parents will be allowed to choose this option through Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Each school needs time to prepare and plan for staffing needs for both online and face-to-face instruction. Completing this opt out agreement is necessary and very important. If you have any questions about this, please contact the building administrator of the school your child will be attending. The Glendive Unified School Board has determined that students who opt out of face-to-face instruction will still be allowed to participate in sports and activities. Please note that this is only for people that are registered with Glendive Public Schools. All rules, procedures, and eligibility requirements must be followed to participate. Opt out Form: https://forms.gle/ZTnrrTsWPoPh7rmS9
We would like to take a minute to briefly explain the difference between online learning and offsite learning to hopefully clear up any confusion between the two. Online Learning This would only take place in the event that the government shuts down the school, if students/teachers have been quarantined, or if a student has chosen to be an on-line student. In these cases, we would have students use their provided device and connect with their teachers remotely. This would include but would not be limited to online independent assignments, Google Meet/Zoom meetings, interactive lessons, and would have teacher directed lessons. Offsite Learning (Restricted or Hybrid A/B model) This would be supplemental work for the hybrid format in order to meet requirements. During the hybrid schedule, this supplemental learning would take place in conjunction with classroom instruction. Students who attend school would be given additional “at home” activities to be completed outside the classroom along with a provided device. Examples of this offsite learning could be: reading, summarizing an article, math practice, spelling practice, little readers, projects, reading a novel, writing practice, review problems, journaling, review questions, etc. This could also include activities to promote social/emotional development such as: family dinner time, reading to a sibling, taking a walk, riding a bike, hiking in the park, swimming, preparing a meal together, etc. Our goal at GPS is to provide an excellent education to our students while keeping the health of our students and staff at the forefront.
Hello from Glendive Public Schools! 2020-2021 Glendive Public Schools Reopening Parent Survey This survey was requested by the GPS Board of Trustees in order to explore reopening plan options for the 2020-2021 school year. Please fill out this survey for each of the children in your care by Sunday, August 2, 2020. We want to make sure everyone gets one of these so we apologize for all the repeat messages. https://forms.gle/r2tyw3tnSAcXcNmU6 Thank you!
Washington D.C. & NYC Trip Parents of 7th & 8th grade students: This is an announcement to let you know that at this point we are still planning a middle school trip for June of 2021. An enrollment meeting will be held sometime in September to field any questions.
Today is the last day to take the survey. Please check out the link below. 𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗬 Glendive Public Schools is committed to coming up with the best possible plan for the 2020-21 school year. In order to do this, it is imperative that we hear from you. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete this survey to help guide our planning. It is the utmost priority of GPS to safely reopen schools during this public health emergency. Your feedback is crucial to help ensure students and staff have healthy learning and working environments. Please click on the link below to be taken to the survey. Thank you! https://forms.gle/UShZNx85KYDBQC4D7
𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗬 Survey Link Below... Glendive Public Schools is committed to coming up with the best possible plan for the 2020-21 school year. In order to do this, it is imperative that we hear from you. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete this survey to help guide our planning. It is the utmost priority of GPS to safely reopen schools during this public health emergency. Your feedback is crucial to help ensure students and staff have healthy learning and working environments. During this unprecedented time, the District has been following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State, Dawson County Board of Health, Dawson County Health Department, and the local medical community. Throughout this pandemic, the District’s first priority has been and will continue to be the safety of our students and staff. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆? 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆? The COVID-19 Survey collects your feedback so that our District leaders can gain information to build response plans in preparation of opening school under the following conditions: - Completely Online - Restricted (fully on-campus w/ CDC guidelines) - Partial (any combination of the previous two). 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗗𝗖 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 https://bit.ly/CDCrequirements We know that parents/guardians may have different opinions about the school year depending on their child’s health, grade level, etc. In order to better serve the community, we ask that you fill out the survey for each child in your care, or for each child that attends a different school. When you finish, the survey link will be available to retake the survey. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆? The survey takes on average 3 minutes to complete. Your answers will only be saved when you click "Submit" on the last page. Please respond to each question honestly and feel free to select "N/A" for any questions you don’t feel you have enough information to answer or aren’t comfortable sharing. Thank you in advance for helping Glendive Public School District understand your experiences and needs. Your participation is completely voluntary, and we value your feedback. 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗬 https://forms.gle/QUoFGn2ACDpC4GvL9
Within the next week, GPS will be distributing a survey to gain student, staff, parent, and community input in regards to school resuming in the fall. The well-being of our students, staff, and community, as well as “Excellence in Education”, are of the utmost importance to us. Our intent is to build a plan that could be used in the event of any emergency, potential long term school closure, or the need to comply with any CDC/State/Local requirements. The current options while being compliant with Federal/State mandates are: Restricted (fully on-campus while adhering to CDC guidelines), Completely Online, and Partial (any combination of the previous two). This survey will help us gather stakeholder insight on how you feel we should proceed. GPS will share the survey via school email (students and staff), GPS website & social media pages (parents and community), and for those without online access, paper copies will be available in the district business office. We anticipate this survey taking approximately 5 minutes or less to complete. Your input is not only appreciated but is essential. Thank you ahead of time for your participation!
Parents/Students, just a reminder that we need your textbooks/library books or any items rented (chromebooks/hot spots) returned to the school this week. We also had a number of students who did not come in and pick up their stuff out of the locker/gym locker last week. That stuff will be thrown away or donated to the Attic in June if it hasn't been picked up. Please come in and pick it up if you would still like it. Give the school a call at 377-2356 if you need to schedule a time to do so (the school is open from 8-3 pm). Also, just another reminder about the WMS reverse parade tonight from 5-7 pm at WMS (see info attached). We would love to see our students one last time before summer break and get to say our goodbyes (while maintaining social distancing)!
UPDATE: STUDENT CHECK OUT WILL BE IN THE GYM, PLEASE ENTER THROUGH THE WMS GYM DOORS! We encourage students to come in as parents will not be able to figure out which gym locker is the students to clear out their items. We also wanted to clarify for those of you who checked out chromebooks/hot spots from the school. You do NOT have to return those 5/14-15 when you come in to check out if you are still working on getting your 4th quarter classes completed. You could bring the chromebook in the following week once you were done. Food will continue to be served through our kitchen for lunch pickup as we have been through the last day of school, 5/22/20. Lastly, here is the info we previously shared out regarding student check out. Washington Middle School will have two days for students to come and pick up their belongings. We have placed locker items in bags and placed them in the gym for pick up. We will have a table set up in the gym entry way for any books that your child may need to return (library, teacher’s classroom library, etc.). Chromebooks and HotSpots will be returned to the office and you will be given a sign off sheet showing you have returned it. Band instruments will also be returned at this time. We are also asking that students stop by their gym locker and lost and found to look for any additional items that may be theirs. Pick up times are as follows: Thursday May 14th and Friday May 15th Last Name A-I 8:00 a.m -10:30 a.m. Last Name J-R 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Last Name S-Z 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. We will be following CDC guidelines and only allowing 10 students in the building at a time and we ask that students follow social distancing. If you have questions, please call 377-2356.
Please click on the link below to see the WMS Distance Education Plans for 5/11-17/20. Next week teachers will be contacting students individually about missing work and issuing review work through the last day of school 5/22. We appreciate everyone's hard work over the past 2 months! GO DEMONS!!! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1A43YgzDeHGiCTDeh9_FO0uDuq9QAuPYL?usp=sharing
Washington Middle School will have two days for students to come and pick up their belongings. We have placed locker items in bags and placed them in the hallway for pick up outside of your students homeroom class. We will have a table set up in the entry way for any books that your child may need to return (library, teacher’s classroom library, etc.). Chromebooks and HotSpots will be returned to the office and you will be given a sign off sheet showing you have returned it. We are also asking that students stop by their gym locker and lost and found to pick for any additional items that may be theirs. Pick up times are as follows; Thursday May 14th and Friday May 15th Last Name A-I 8:00 a.m -10:30 a.m. Last Name J-R 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Last Name S-Z 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. We will be following CDC guidelines and only allowing 10 students in the building at a time and we ask that students follow social distancing. Thank you!
In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week our students and I put together the following slideshow to show our appreciation to our teachers. We miss each one of you and appreciate all you do, especially during this crazy time! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GlendivePublicSchools #TeacherAppreciationWeek https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GJE71-yTdCgpIRrVCjRhK_VNRDBanu7Z/view?usp=sharing
The link below will lead you to the WMS teacher lesson plans for the week of 5/4-10/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_CI-wufUjc4sh1Tcn8yvNbz_fDHvAdGY?usp=sharing
Social-Emotional Learning is very important to us here at GPS. In the final weeks of school, we will be offering many opportunities for you and your student(s) to watch and participate in some online learning in regards to resilience. Please join us Monday for this great training with Jeff Veley. If you can't make it at 10:00 am, don't worry, we will be rebroadcasting it at 6:00 pm that night. Hope you will be able to watch! Flyer: https://5il.co/frhv #GPSCommunity #Resilience
From Superintendent Schreibeis: The GPS Board of Trustees met Wednesday night and unanimously approved the recommendation to continue online remote learning for the remainder of this school year. This is an intentional decision that puts the safety of our students and staff first and foremost. While our school campuses are closed, we have an obligation to ensure our students continue to receive quality education services through the remainder of the school year, with a focus on the delivery of instruction through distance learning and providing school meals to our students. If you currently have questions or concerns about your students’ progress, please take the time to contact your child’s teacher(s). We recognize the closure of school campuses through the end of the school year brings about many questions. Please be watching for upcoming communication from your child’s principal and teacher(s) on how these last few weeks of the school year will be used to get assignments and work turned in, return textbooks and other school-owned items, and provide additional support that may be needed. More information will be coming out in the upcoming days. I also want to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of school staff to serve our students and families with continuity of learning, nutrition, and social/emotional supports during these unprecedented circumstances. We truly have an amazing staff, awesome students, and supportive community! #GPSCommunity #WeAreInThisTogether
Please click on the link below to see the WMS teacher lesson plans for the week of 4/27-5/1/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aNMsUjmfUF86QROUEJVguChjH1h1pVR_?usp=sharing
Parent/Guardians: Mid-Term grades for 4th quarter will be posted in the Infinite Campus portal this Friday, 4/24 by 4 pm. Please log in to see your child's current quarter progress. https://mtdecloud3.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/glendive.jsp We have also made the decision to start using the ICU database again to communicate with parent/guardians regarding the missing work their child has. We did not want to overwhelm parents/students when we began the online learning process but after feedback from parent/guardians who feel they are not sure what their child has turned in or not completed, we felt should take advantage of the communication tool we have been using throughout the year and use the database once again. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the school at 377-2356. GO DEMONS!!!
Please visit the link below for the WMS teacher lesson plans for the week of 4/20-24/20. GO DEMONS!!! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BxN9lD_x6PfseVj876a8hKCQ3Kj4ffmx?usp=sharing
Ballots have been sent out for the May 5, 2020 Election. Below is a Flyer for the High School General Fund Levy. PDF: https://5il.co/f7p9 #Vote #BeInformed
Report Cards for K-8 are posted on Infinite Campus. Please just login to the parent portal, click on “Grades”, then click on “Q3.” We will not be sending report cards out in paper form. Yesterday (4/14/20), we sent out emails (Subject: User Account Activation) to everyone to get set up with Infinite Campus. So if you are not set up in the Parent Portal yet, please check for that email. If you did not get an email, please take the following survey and we will get it to you. https://forms.gle/4nJuHxm7JC7WSy4s5 If you have any questions about getting your account set up, please contact your child's school. Thank you! DCHS: 377-5265; firstname.lastname@example.org WMS: 377-2356; email@example.com LES: 377-2308; firstname.lastname@example.org JES: 377-4155; email@example.com #RemoteLearning #GPSCommunity
GPS is trying to send out emails to all of our parents to help get them set up on Infinite Campus. Infinite Campus is a district-wide student information system designed to manage attendance, grades, schedules, assessments, lunch balances, and other information about our students at Glendive Public Schools. We are sorry if you got multiple notifications. We had to send the messages out by each school. If you didn't receive an email, please check your spam folder. Also, we did not have all of our parent's email, so if you did not get an email and would like us to have it, please fill out the following survey and we will get it into our system: https://forms.gle/ArF8yRGHSmLaPJ976 If you have any questions about getting your account set up, please contact your child's school. Thank you! DCHS: 377-5265; firstname.lastname@example.org WMS:377-2356; email@example.com LES: 377-2308; firstname.lastname@example.org JES: 377-4155; email@example.com #RemoteLearning #GPSCommunity
Please visit the link below for teacher lesson plans for the week of April 14-16th. We do not have school on Friday as it was a day off on the calendar. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Rhoed3tuzYDkoS5I9eir-f-wiy6ssFUv?usp=sharing
Please read our Technology/Internet Letter for Parents. Thank you for your patience and grace during this uncertain time. PDF: https://5il.co/ey9q #BeSafe #ParentLetter #GPSCommunity
Please watch this video from Superintendent Schreibeis (2:46). https://youtu.be/B3qN43p0yx8 #GPSCommunity #StrongerTogether #KeepMoving
Please visit the link below for teacher lesson plans for the week of 4/6-9/20. Reminder this weekend is a 4 day weekend with no school the 10th or 13th. GO DEMONS!!! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u-k2iZ20KpIstbsWAxHSOSIjNt8nFv3W?usp=sharing
We know that with the new shift to online learning, more families will have to use internet more than they ever have before. Glendive Public Schools is working on ways to help families out in this difficult time. We understand that some families do not have internet which makes it difficult to get the assignments done. Please click on the link below for some information that might help. We will continue to work on solutions to help both our students and staff. PDF: https://bit.ly/3aH0d4j #GPSCommunity #DistanceLearning
Please click on the link to be taken to a Frequently Asked Questions page for our GPS Distance Learning. It can also be accessed from our website. Thanks! bit.ly/DLFrequentlyAskedQuestions #GPSCommunity #DistanceLearning #FAQ
Please visit the link below for the lesson plans for the week of 3/30-4/3. GO DEMONS!!! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IBYumSRnTLuf4QXPOO5ioFtomMl9_ijZ?usp=sharing
Please watch this video from Superintendent Schreibeis (2:23). https://youtu.be/MiiDHT3PkSs #GPSCommunity #StrongerTogether #KeepMoving
Please read our Distance Learning Letter for Parents. Thank you for your patience and grace during this uncertain time. Please be on the lookout for more information in the upcoming days. PDF: https://5il.co/e3d2 #DistanceLearning #ParentLetter #GPSCommunity
We know there is a lot of uncertainty with everything going on. We will be sending information out as soon as we are able. Please use one of the following methods to learn more about what is going on at Glendive Public Schools. If you have any questions about anything, please contact your student's principal. FYI:Please do not contact us through Facebook or Facebook Messenger. We do not monitor these. PDF: https://5il.co/e09b (clickable links) #GPSCommunity #AllInThisTogether #PatienceAndGrace #WeGotThis
Video Update from Mr. Schreibeis 3-19-20 https://youtu.be/wJ-GXavAu6k (4:34) #GPSCommunity #Adapt #WeGotThis
To better help GPS serve your student(s), please take the following survey. This survey will help us gather vital information to better meet the needs of each individual child of our district. We would really appreciate it if you would take this as soon as possible. Thank you! Survey: https://forms.gle/gfF2h1hLe7JcXg9w7
UPDATE: NJHS butter-braid pickup scheduled for 3/19 has been postponed. Students, please do not report to the MS tomororw for pickup. We apologize to our customers for the delay in delivery. We will keep you informed when a new delivery date is scheduled.
Please take a look at the following document. These are our first WMS Distance Learning activities. All students need to complete the assignments in each category for each day. GO DEMONS!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nHeAgwrZCxKsSmoeb9jVRJ2iBrJSRe4H_alUta9V1mg/edit?usp=sharing
Gov Bullock Cancels all K-12 Schools for the next 2 weeks. There will be no school tomorrow for JES, LES, WMS, and DCHS. Please watch for more information from GPS over the next couple days. http://bit.ly/3d0IUg1 (Gov Bullock Press Release)
Please Watch! Video by Superintendent Schreibeis about the Coronavirus. https://youtu.be/kT7iUvJ7Qgo #GPSCommunity #IBelieveInGlendive #BeSafe
GPS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response letter PDF File: https://5il.co/dpy3 (clickable links) #BeInformed #GPSCommunity
Part 4 of a WMS video series. Video: 4 min 59 secs https://youtu.be/R79DIWe4C_8 #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Letter from Glendive Public Schools PDF File: https://5il.co/dnbu (clickable links) #BeInformed #GPSCommunity
Part 3 of a WMS video series. Video: 1 min 56 secs https://youtu.be/1c9o2mtBy2g #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Part 1 of a WMS video series. Video: 3 min 23 secs https://youtu.be/bcNNVhsowDQ #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
The Glendive PTA is hosting an open-house tour of the Elementary District schools! Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington Middle School are holding special evening hours open to the interested public! Join us in an interactive conversation about the current conditions of each of our schools. Each school will be open from 4-7pm on Thursday, March 5th! We understand busy schedules-the PTA is providing snacks and babysitting during your tour of each school! At 6pm, join us in the Lincoln Elementary gymnasium for a Q & A session with Superintendent Stephen Schreibeis, Core Team Members, and Johnson Controls. We look forward to seeing you!
Part 3 of a LES video series. Video: 2 min 09 secs https://youtu.be/nPhNl1S5vyk #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Part 2 of a LES video series. Video: 2 min 37 secs https://youtu.be/P62E3ErXhNY #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Part 1 of a LES video series. Video: 2 min 39 secs https://youtu.be/Epkl-7OujQM #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
REMINDER: WMS is on an early release today at 1:18 pm due to Parent Teacher Conferences tonight from 2-8 pm. When you arrive at the school, please stop into the office and pick up your child's midterm, schedule & a map of the school. We hope you all can join us!
Please check our website to find information about the upcoming Glendive Elementary School District #1 Bond Measure. Please watch out for more information being added daily. FYI: February 24th is the close of Regular Registration to vote. Find out more information on the website. www.glendiveschools.org #BestSourceForAcurateInformation #BeInformed #TippingPoint Questions or concerns: Call or email Superintendent Schreibeis at 377-5339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: Boys basketball game times for tomorrow VS Watford City will be at DCC are 10/11:15 am. 7th grade followed by 8th. Thank you.
From Mr. Buckley (AD): WMS 6TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL Basketball for 6th Grade Boys will start Monday, March 2nd and run through April 3rd. The focus will be on developing basketball fundamentals, teamwork and learning how to compete. Practice schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday running from 3:30 pm-4:45 pm. Practices will be at the WMS gym or cafeteria. Athletes will need a physical before they can participate. NO EXCEPTIONS! Also needed is a good pair of shoes, shorts, and tee shirt. I look forward to working with our 6th Grade Boys and if you have any questions please call 377-5313. Thank you. Ryan Buckley
Congratulations to the group of students pictured for winning the 2020 Math Counts Chapter competition! The competition was held at DCC Feb 11th with 5 schools attending. Individually Alex Whitmer was 3rd, Conner Torgerson was 2nd. Alex also won the count down competition. Our winning team will now go to the state competition in Butte on March 9th. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE
I have an amazing story I wanted to share with our community. A few weeks ago, our PE teachers Ashley Scheetz and Taylor Cashmore asked Mary Jo Gehnert- Dawson County Disaster & Emergency Services Coordinator, to come into our health classes and teach basic life support interventions to our students. This included teaching the Heimlich maneuver. Fast forward to last week and we had a 6th grade student who began to choke on a piece of food in the lunch room. Our students sprung into action! One ran to get a teacher and the other two did the Heimlich maneuver removing the blockage and potentially saving this students life! When I was told that this had happened I was very emotional. First, at the potential loss of a student. Secondly, at the initiative our staff took to teach our kids these potential life saving skills. Third, at the response of these kids to jump into action for a classmate in need. These three students: Caden, Logan & Marty are heroes and deserve to be recognized as such (pictured with Mr. Cashmore). So proud to have the opportunity to work with such great staff and students! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE
CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Cashmore- WMS PE/Health teacher for being selected as the January Staff member of the month! Mr. Cashmore goes above and beyond to build positive relationships with students including running a Pokemon club. Mr. Cashmore.....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS #WMSAWESOMIZER #GPSPRIDE What is your favorite food? Seafood What is your favorite thing to do away from school? Spend time with friends and family, or go fly fishing. What is your favorite part of working at WMS? The students and staff. I love each and every member of our WMS family! What advice do you have for students? We all make mistakes, and we all have our failures. Don’t be to hard on yourself when they happen, just learn your lesson and keep your head up! What is your favorite quote? It costs nothing to be kind.
From the Transportation Dept: Tuesday, 2-4-2020 bus 7 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
Just a reminder for everyone to continue to do the following things so that you can protect your student and everyone else. We have to all be in this together to #KillTheNorovirus. 1. Wash your student's clothes, jackets, backpacks, etc. 2. Clean your house with bleach or another product that takes care of the Norovirus (remember, disinfectants don't work on the Norovirus). 3. Make sure everyone is washing their hands frequently with soap and water (hand sanitizers do not work on the Norovirus). 4. Keep students home 48 hours after they no longer have symptoms. We know that it is really difficult to do some of these, especially number 4. We appreciate everyone's continued effort with keeping our schools and community safe. Have a great weekend! Go #68! #GPSCommunity
We couldn't be prouder! Thanks for inspiring all of us Mike Person! Video: https://youtu.be/o7pmipO37FI #GoodLuck #68 #GlendiveProud #GPSPride #GPSCommunity
Just a reminder we have a district wide early out tomorrow 1/31. WMS will dismiss at 1:18 pm!
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): Due to a scheduling conflict with the DCHS gym the WMS Boys Basketball game with Sidney scheduled for Thursday, February 13th is going to be moved to the following schedule: Tuesday February 11th vs Sidney @ Glendive (DCHS) 7th grade A/B Thursday February 13th vs Sidney @ Sidney 8th grade A/B Our middle school gym will not be ready for use so we will continue to use DCHS. Thank you.
From Transportation Dept. Friday 1-31-2020 Bus 5 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
From Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run today (Tuesday, 1/28/20).
Update from Mr. Buckley (AD): Boys basketball games with Baker originally on Feb 1st are now Monday, February 3rd @ Glendive starting at 4/515.
Update from Mr. Buckley (AD): The boys basketball games with Sidney have been changed due to DCHS Wrestling duel on Tuesday 1/28. The games will be Saturday, February 1st. 7th @ Sidney and 8th in Glendive. Game times are 10/11:15 am for both.
Did You Know: The symptoms of Norovirus: Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, possible: fever, headache, body aches. You can spread the Norovirus after you get better. The Norovirus is still being produced in your body after you get over your symptoms. Even once you feel better, you should still stay home at least 48 hours after. This is vital if we are ever going to get this virus out of our community. #KillTheNoroVirus #GPSCommunity
Did You Know: Soap and Water can wash Norovirus away, but it takes really hot water to kill it. So please wash your hands with soap often and wash your clothes with Very Hot Water. #KillTheNoroVirus #GPSCommunity
Did You Know: Hand Sanitizers do not kill the Norovirus. The CDC recommends using bleach to kill it, including chlorine bleach or hydrogen peroxide. #KillTheNoroVirus #GPSCommunity
Parents, please use this weekend to wash all your kids clothing, bedding, etc. I know it is a lot of work, but when the Norovirus can last 3 weeks on surfaces or clothing, we need to be diligent with killing this virus. #KillTheNorovirus #GPSCommunity
Hello, this is Stephen Schreibeis, the Superintendent at Glendive Public Schools. As I am sure you have heard, our community is battling the norovirus among other sicknesses. Because of this, GPS is taking steps to keep our students and staff safe. School will be canceled on Monday, January 27th. This unprecedented step has been taken to help give our students and staff time to get better, to thoroughly sanitize our buildings, and to try to stay ahead of it moving forward. We want to make sure that we are able to kill the virus in our schools so that we can continue to keep our school environment as safe as possible. Please understand that the only way that this virus will go away in our community is if every individual takes the steps seriously that the Health Department has sent out to everyone. Please review the message that the Health Department has sent out on their Facebook Page and website if you have not already. Glendive Public Schools has also posted this information on our app, websites, and Facebook Pages. We know that the virus will keep cycling through our community and schools if people do not follow these guidelines. We appreciate your assistance in keeping our community safe and healthy. Thank you for your understanding.
Friday, 1-24-2020 Bus 5 will not run this afternoon. Not enough drivers.
The Dawson County Health Department is requesting the assistance of community members in doing their due diligence in preventing the spread of Norovirus circulating in our area. Just because you have had Norovirus once, it does not provide you with immunity. Within three weeks, you could get it again. Norovirus symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Preventative measures include: Hand Hygiene – wash with soap and water NOT hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer does not destroy the norovirus. Disinfect - contaminated surfaces including laundry with chlorine bleach. Launder – contaminated bedding and laundry should be washed with hot water, detergent and bleach Protect yourself by wearing gloves when handling soiled items. Food Prep – do not prepare food for at least 48 to 72 hours after symptoms end. Stay home – Do not return to work or school or childcare for at least 48 hours after symptoms resolve. If symptoms persist or worsen, follow up with your healthcare provider. For more information click on the links below: Norovirus Outbreak Management Guide: http://bit.ly/2RjNtcH Symptoms of Norovirus: http://bit.ly/2ROWAB0
Parents, we will have boys basketball pictures after school on Thursday, January 23rd. Packets were passed out on Tuesday. If you need another we have additional packets in the office.
Update from Mr. Buckley (AD): Here is the schedule that was sent to me from Watford City for the boys basketball games this weekend: Game Times are Central Time 11 am – 7A 12:15 pm – 8B 1:30 pm – 8A Note that there is only 1 7th grade game. Thank you!
You are invited to our FREE "Stronger Together" Community Training on Tuesday, January 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the DCHS Auditorium. Jeff Veley will be back to train Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Youth Group Leaders, Health Care Professionals, Parents, etc. on how to train kids to deal with their squabbles. If you work with or around kids, this training is for you. "Squabbles" is a great way to train the kids that you work with in Conflict Resolution and to help them cope and be resilient. We hope to see you there!
The boys basketball games today in Baker have been moved to Baker high school.
Everyone is invited to a Lunch & Learn on Monday, January 20th from 12-1 in the GPS Board Room (Merrill Ave Entrance). Jeff Veley (National Resilience Educator) will be here to teach you how to empower youth to squash squabbles before they cause drama or trauma. Bring a Brown Bag Lunch Light Refreshments Provided Hope to see you there (even if you can't make the whole hour)!
CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Unruh- head cook for being selected as the December WMS staff member of the month! Mrs. Unruh.....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZER #STAFFMEMBEROFTHEMONTH What is your favorite food? Well uh, I’m a cook so therefore I just like it all---Fish, beef, chicken, seafood What is your favorite thing to do away from school? Fish and camp What is your favorite part of working at WMS? I love coming to work to see and visit with my co-workers and students. Plus I really do enjoy my job! What advice do you have for students? Well, every choice a person makes shapes their character--SO CHOOSE WISELY!! What is your favorite quote? All I can say is good things in life come by perseverance and dedication!
From Mr. Buckley (AD): The game times for WMS basketball on (1/11) Saturday VS Williston have been moved up to 9/10:15 am MST. Games will be played at DCHS on the split courts. If you have questions please let me know. Thank you!
1-8-2020 Bus 3 will not run this afternoon.
Please watch this video from Superintendent Schreibeis (2:15). https://youtu.be/YRf82Jrk58I #2020Challenge #LoveChangesItAll #BeKindAndLoveLikeCrazy #GPSCommunity #GPSPride
From Transportation Department: Bus 3 will not be running this morning.
From Transportation Dept: Bus 4 will not run all day Thursday 12/19/19 and all day Friday (12/20/19). We are still short on drivers.
From Transportation Department: Bus 4 will not run this morning.
REMINDER: 8th grade boys basketball practice is at the Toepke Center at DCC tonight at 5:15 pm. 7th grade practice will be at WMS after school. GO DEMONS!!!
Update on WMS gym floor: While trying to assess and resolve the initial problem which was the source of the buckled gym floor, it was determined that the quantity of leaking pipes was greater than originally believed. Due to the condition of the pipes and, to ensure the restoration is properly completed, we have been working with; our insurance company, two restoration companies, two plumbers, and two flooring companies. Upon assessing the extent of the damage, additional leaks were discovered around the gym area as well as the identification yesterday (12/5) of mold in the boy’s restroom (foyer of the gym). Precautions were immediately taken to quarantine the gym foyer and restroom area until a mitigation specialist can further assess the situation. Our goal is to immediately and properly rectify these issues so as to resume normal activities at WMS as soon as possible. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Goyette (WMS Principal) at 377-3288 or Stephen Schreibeis (GPS Superintendent) at 377-5339.
PARENTS: The 1st day of practice for 7th & 8th grade boys basketball will be on 12/16. 7th grade will practice right after school and 8th grade will practice at 5:15 pm. Remember, your child must have a sports physical in order to participate so get that taken care of as soon as possible. There will be a meeting for all 8th graders who are interested in playing on 12/10/19 during lunch recess in the gym. The 7th grade meeting will be on 12/11/19 during lunch recess in Mr. Eckert's classroom. Please see the attached game schedule below for game times/locations. #WMSDEMONS
SELFIE OF THE WEEK: This week I decided to share with you all how thankful I am to have not only our 6-8th grade students at WMS but also the Pre-K students we serve and AWESOMIZER staff! This week Mrs. D (Pre-K teacher) had our MS students in to do projects and work with some of her pre-K students. It makes my heart happy to see how GREAT of a job the MS students do in being good role models for these kiddo's! Have a great Thanksgiving Glendive!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCOMMUNITY #WMSSELFIEOFTHEWEEK
Our survey closes on Friday (Nov 29th). If you haven't taken it yet, we would love to hear from you! Thank you to everyone who has taken the survey already! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT7PPVX #GPSCommunity #YourOpinionMatters
From Transportation Dept: Tomorrow, Tuesday 11-26-19 Bus 1 and 5 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): Here is the updated schedule for WMS GBB on Saturday: 9 am 7th B 9 am 7th A 10:15 am 8th We will use double courts for the 7th grade games and then a single court for the 8th grade game. Watford City only has one 8th grade team as of now. All games will be played at DCHS. Thank you.
Parents: Here is a video from Jeff Veley inviting you to our Live Facebook Event on Nov 20th. #RaiseThemStrong #GPSCharacter Video (1:51): https://youtu.be/Wcg3iRiJPcE
Parents: Please join us for our first Facebook Live Event. You aren't going to want to miss this. Wednesday, Nov 20th @ 6:00 p.m. Here is the link to the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/753864578410030/
So the WMS Golden Rule Ambassadors met this morning and we learned about the evolution of social media and why it was originally formed. We then challenged each other in the group to post at least one positive/encouraging/uplifting thing (quote/story/picture/meme, etc.) each day on each of our social media accounts (if they have one). Very proud of these students and their efforts to make WMS, GPS & Glendive a better place! We challenge everyone to do the same! #GOLDENRULEAMBASSADORS #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZERS
From Transportation Dept. Friday 11-15-19 Bus 7 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
Yearly reminder about GPS School Disruptions due to weather or emergencies. Parent Letter: https://5il.co/68zm Site with more information: https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/browse/40329
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley: the 8th A team will play first tomorrow with Williston at 10 am. They only have 8 players for tomorrow. Then the second game will be a half only. Games at DCHS.
Glendive Public Schools would like your input! As many of you know, the District just put in front of the voters two bond measures that did not pass. We would like to learn and gather input from everyone who voted to better understand how we can improve moving forward. We are going to continue to strive to make this a transparent process in which we will continue to seek feedback to ensure we create a vision that reflects our entire community. Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out the survey. This survey is 100% anonymous. Thank you! Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT7PPVX #GPSCommunity #WeWantYourInput
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): I have found officials from Sidney for Saturday's basketball games at DCHS. We will drop the middle curtain and run the games similar to how the Makoshika Tournament is run. There will be a 7th grade court and 8th grade court with games starting at 10/11:15 am. Williston will use the girls PE locker rooms and our girls will be in the varsity girls locker room.
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): We have rescheduled the WMS mixer with Miles City and Sidney for Monday, November 18th at the DCHS gym starting at 4 pm.
REMINDER: Tomorrow, 11/7/19, is an early out release at 1:18 pm for students. That will be followed by parent/teacher conferences from 2-8 pm. The middle school does not schedule specific times for parents to meet with teachers like the elementary schools. Instead parents can meet with the teachers in their classrooms as they are available. Mrs. Svenvold (Choir) will be at WMS from 2-5 pm and the HS from 5-8 pm. Parents, please pick up your child's schedule at the main office when you arrive. A map will also be provided of the school. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
From Transportation Dept: 10-5-19 Tuesday bus 1 and bus 7 will not run the pm route. Not enough drivers.
Bad news again regarding the floor at Washington Middle School. We had some valves that we estimate are 70 years old, leak under the gym floor. When we turned on the boilers here a few weeks ago, the water then started to evaporate and rise into the wood once again buckling the floor. We have had plumbers in to remove the valves and fix the leaks, a mitigation/restoration company in to dry things out and western sports floors in to evaluate the damage to the floor. We were hopeful that the mitigation was going to return the floor buckling to normal, but unfortunately there wasn't any change in the conditions. The end result is a gym we can not use for any contests until repairs are made. All girls basketball home games will be played at DCHS unless notified otherwise. The WMS Wrestling Mixer scheduled for Nov 21st will be cancelled as DCHS is not available that day. We apologize to everyone for this inconvenience as we work through this issue. Link to pictures:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1f4Ui0fLG0dtjGlNszEaqZapKjfr8SOWR?usp=sharing
From Transportation Dept: 11-5-19 Bus 7 will not run Tuesday afternoon. Not enough drivers.
REMINDER: Get your order forms in tomorrow for WMS Wrestling and Girls Basketball Spirit-wear! The order will be placed tomorrow night after school for the prints. Order forms are still available at the office if you need one.
OCTOBER STAFF MEMBER OF THE MONTH! CONGRATULATIONS to Karen Unruh for being selected this month. Mrs. Unruh is a para-professional at WMS working with our Pre-K students most of her day. She is absolutely a WMS AWESOMIZER! Mrs. Unruh.....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSAWESOMIZER #GPSPRIDE What is your favorite food? Taco Soup What is your favorite thing to do away from school? Spending time with my family What is your favorite part of working at WMS? We are a team and support each other. What advice do you have for students? Be kind and stay in school no matter how hard it is. What is your favorite quote? "Be the change you want to see in the world."
From Mr. Buckley (AD): We will host Miles City 8th grade on Monday, November 11th with game times being 4/5 pm. There will be no 8th grade basketball on (11/5) Tuesday in Glendive next week. The 7th grade teams will travel to Miles City on (11/5) Tuesday as scheduled. Thank you!
We are putting an order together for WMS Wrestling and Girls Basketball Spirit-wear. Order forms can be picked up at the WMS office. The order will be placed after school on Thursday, so make sure and get your orders in before then. Reminder, all t-shirts, sweatshirts we sell we press here at WMS and use the funds as a fundraiser for student BLITZ day and MBI/MTSS rewards. Thank you all for your support! #WMSROCKS #GPSPRIDE
Do you shop at Reynolds and want to help Glendive Public Schools? If you answered yes to both, please consider using the following code when you shop at Reynold's. Glendive Public Schools will get a percentage of your purchase. All money will be going to social-emotional learning in the district. Thank you! Code: 1005 To use the code, please let the cashier know before they start your purchase.
Does your child struggle with their homework or in their class? DCC is offering tutoring services for grades K-12. Check this out: http://bit.ly/DCCTutorHelp
From the Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run am or pm tomorrow, 10/25/19. Not enough drivers.
Just a reminder staff/students are wearing pink today in honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month! GO DEMONS!!!
Fundraiser item pickup TONIGHT after school until 5:30 pm. From 3:30-5:30 pm please feel free to park on the school parking lot and we will have the cafeteria doors open for you to enter and exit through. Thank you all for your support of this fundraiser! We ended up raising almost $13,000 for technology upgrades in our school. GO DEMONS!!!
REMINDER: Picture retake day will be held in the Activity room, during homeroom, on Thursday October 24th. If your child missed the original picture day in August, they will need to have their picture taken on this day. If you are ordering pictures, please have your child bring the filled-out picture packet, or copy of receipt if you ordered online. For those wanting retakes, you MUST bring the original pictures back to turn in!
REMINDER: Our fundraiser items are set to be delivered on Wednesday, October 23 after school. Pick up will be available until 5:30 pm in the WMS cafeteria. ALL students who sold items are required to pick up items that night! This is due to the frozen goods needing to be delivered immediately (we do not have the space to store the extra frozen goods). Please plan on assisting your child that night with the pick up and dropping off with customers. THANK YOU to all who supported WMS with this fundraiser!
Jeff Veley (National Social Skills Educator) just published his first children's book "Bigfoot Gets Bullied." He is offering our teachers and parents a free Kindle edition of the book. It's a fun way to empower young students to solve social problems - in two simple steps. But you must act now. The offer ends on Wednesday. Download your copy ⇒ http://bit.ly/bigfoot-free
Parents just a reminder of a few things next week: 1- End of 1st quarter is Friday, October 25th. Please encourage your child to buckle down this last week to get caught up or finish the quarter strong! 2- Picture retakes are Thursday, October 24th during home room. 3- Wrestling and girls basketball both start practice on Monday, October 21st after school. Give us a call if you have any additional questions!
Video Series: What's Going On At GPS? (11:19 min) https://youtu.be/2Y9YtO7Uxmw #GPSCommunity #GPSService #DownloadOurApp
1st day of practice for wrestling and girls basketball is October 21st. Remember, it is a requirement that students have a sports physical before they are allowed to practice. We are also in need of 2 additional girls basketball coaches and a wrestling assistant coach. Give us a call at the school if you have any questions. See the link below to apply! https://www.wmsglendive.com/o/gps/page/current-openings--12
From Transportation Dept: 10-15-19 bus 7 will not run this afternoon. Short on drivers
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): We have added an additional Cross Country meet for our middle school team at Killdeer ND on Oct 15th. They will be traveling with the HS team. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Today is the last day to turn in your ballots. If you haven't been able to turn in your ballots yet, please make sure you get them down to the Clerk and Recorder's office by 8 PM tonight. If you have turned them in, Thank You! #2019BondMeasure #BeInformed www.glendiveschools.com
From Mr. Buckley (AD): Here is the schedule for the WMS FB Championship weekend @ Sidney: The 7th grade game will start approximately at 1:00-1:30 pm. They have a practice field the teams can use to warm up. As soon as the game in front of them finishes we will be expected to be ready to play. 8th grade will be 3:30-4:00 pm. Leave time will be 11 am. GO DEMONS!!! 10:00am MST 7th - #3 Miles City vs #4 Sidney 10 min after 8th - #3 Miles City vs #4 Watford City 10 min after 7th - #1 Glendive vs #2 Watford City 10 min after 8th - #1 Glendive vs #2 Sidney
From Transportation Dept: Monday 10-7-19 Buses 1 and 6 will not run the PM route. Still short of drivers.
Wanted: Amazing human beings with a strong heart, generous spirit, and a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. GPS is in dire need of Substitutes for PK – 12. If you want to add value to students, staff, and the community, we would love to have you apply. If you are interested, please click on the link below and fill out our online application. http://bit.ly/GPSapplytoSub #GPSCommunity
If you haven't voted yet for the Bond Measure, please vote and get your ballot to the Clerk and Recorder before 8 p.m. on October 8th. Video from Mr. Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/ppLVHoKFoXc #Vote #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
REMINDER: Fundraiser packets due back to WMS TOMORROW, 10/2 during home room with the funds raised. Thank you to those of you who purchased items and supported WMS! GO DEMONS!!!
Important health information from the Dawson County Health Department. #GPSSafety #BeSafe https://5il.co/aj6q
With the beginning of the school year upon us, we just wanted to remind everyone of some safety tips from the Glendive Police Department. Please talk with your students. #GPSSafety #BeSafe #EducationIsKey http://bit.ly/GPDSafetyReminder
WMS Staff Member of the Month! Congratulations to Ashley Scheetz - WMS PE/Health teacher for being selected for the month of September! Mrs. Scheetz answered a few questions about herself as well: What is your favorite food? Knoephla Soup What is your favorite thing to do away from school? Spend time with my family & love on my baby :) What is your favorite part of working at WMS? Definitely the WONDERFUL students & AMAZING staff!!! You guys rock! What advice do you have for students? It doesn’t matter what others are doing, it matters what YOU are doing. What is your favorite quote? Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZER
FROM MR. BUCKLEY (AD): The Scottie XC Invitational (both Middle School and High School) scheduled for tomorrow at Fort Peck has been POSTPONED to Next Saturday Oct. 5th. Same time, same place, next weekend! Sorry for the change, but we feel it is the best course of action right now with the weather calling for a high of 44 degrees, with snow/rain, and 35 MPH winds.
FROM MR. BUCKLEY (AD): The middle school cross country meet scheduled in Watford City on October 1st has been cancelled. Construction on their golf course did not get finished making the course unavailable to run on. Thank you and have a good weekend.
From Transportation Dept: Friday 9-27-19 Buses 5 and 7 will not run the pm route. Not enough drivers
Message from Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run the PM route.
Message from Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run the PM route.
NOTE FOR 6th GRADE PARENTS: On Friday, September 27, 2019, the 6th graders will participate in a service project. We will leave the school at 9:30 to pick up litter at the practice football fields, baseball fields, and Lloyd Square Park. We will be returning around 11:00 for a picnic lunch at the school. The WMS cooks will make sack lunches which may be purchased just like a regular hot lunch, or your child may bring a lunch from home. Students should wear appropriate clothing, and they may want to bring along a disposable water bottle. Garbage bags and vinyl gloves will be provided. If students desire, they may bring garden or leather gloves from home, but please make sure they are labeled. We look forward to serving our community.
NOTE FOR 7th GRADE PARENTS: On Friday, September 27, 2019, the 7th graders will be heading out at 9am to clean up around the fairgrounds before a community event this Saturday, pick up litter between the fairgrounds and the Cenex gas station, along the highway from the Trail Star to the Alliance Church, and from the Dawson County Vet Clinic and Berg Tire to Eyer Park. We will picnic in Eyer Park around 11:30am, play some games, and then walk back to WMS over the Bell Street Bridge to return to WMS before the 1:18pm early release time for that day. Students should wear appropriate clothing and bring a backpack or cinch bag if possible. Each student will be given a sack lunch provided by the school, unless they want to bring a sack lunch from home, a bottle of water, a garbage bag, and vinyl gloves for the day. Students may bring garden or leather gloves from home as they would probably stand up better. Please label them on the inside of the cuff. We have Sharpie markers if needed. Students may bring an additional bottle of water to drink from home if they think they will need one. The temperature is to be cooler with a high around 55 degrees. This will be a service project for the 7th grade. We look forward to helping out our community. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSSERVICE #WMSAWESOMIZERS
Today is the day. Ballots are being sent out to all registered voters in the mail, so you should be receiving it soon. Please reach out to Mr. Schreibeis if you have any questions (email@example.com or 377-5339) or go to our website (https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/2019-bond-info--2). Video from Mr. Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/8kVkRytj6ZU #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Mr. Schreibeis Interviews Bridget Ekstrom of D.A. Davidson. (7:52) https://youtu.be/LU-hSsu5pNU What it is about: Mr. Schreibeis and Bridget discuss the bond financing (principal and interest), the best time to pursue a bond, and the total amount of money per household. Bridget Ekstrom is the VP of Public Finance of D.A. Davidson #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Ballots will be coming out a week from today. Here is the new video that was posted on our website yesterday. Stephen Schreibeis Interview with Dusty Eaton - A&E Architects - (31:37) https://youtu.be/MbYsL4ECURU For more information about the bond, please visit our website at www.glendiveschools.com. #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
GPS PTA meeting is TODAY, 6:30pm in the Jefferson elementary library! Fun supervised activities provided for the kids, AND there will be snacks and chocolate!! Please consider joining the committee for WMS! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Volleyball update: 7th and 8th grade volleyball players.....practice change for tomorrow (Thurs., Sept. 12). Practice will finish at 4:45. We will then walk over to the high school to watch the high school volleyball game. The varsity Lady Devils will be playing at 5:30 (this time has also changed). Parents can pick their child up at DCHS after the game. Team shirts will be handed out at practice. They need to be worn to the game. If you haven't already paid, please turn your money in at practice.
Video: What is the difference between a levy and a bond? https://youtu.be/FStQMd3XH08 (4 min 15 sec) #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
UPDATE: We will not be having an early out this Friday, September 13th. The decision has been made to move the homecoming parade to Friday, September 27th at 3:00 pm and that will be the homecoming football game as well. We will run an early out schedule that day so our students can attend the parade. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCommunity
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): Times for WMS football vs Glasgow have been moved to 10 am/11:30 am on Saturday September 14th. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
SELFIE OF THE WEEK SUBMISSIONS!!! Congratulations to 2 of our 7th grade students giving us the "peace sign" - Jeff Veley approach as being selected this week! Lots of AWESOME things going on at WMS! Looking forward to the submissions next week during homecoming! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #WMSSelfieOfTheWeek
Good news! N Meade Ave in front of the middle school is now open to the public so we will no longer have to do student pick up/drop off solely on Dodge St. Please remind your child to use crosswalks when coming to and leaving WMS grounds. Have a great weekend! Go DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Next week is GPS HOMECOMING week! Please see below events/activities going on for WMS. Monday Sept 9: PJ Dress Up Day Tuesday, Sept 10 Assembly Schedule All Schools Assembly - 1:00 @ DCHS Gymnasium Red Dress Up Day Wednesday, Sept 11 Normal Schedule USA Dress Up Day Thursday, September 12th: Regular Schedule Twin Dress Up Day (Changed) Friday, Sept 13: Early Dismissal Schedule Finish @ 1:18 Devil Dress Up day Homecoming Parade 3:00 Saturday, Sept 14 7/8th Volleyball VS Watford City @ WMS 10/11/12/1pm 7/8th Football VS Glasgow 11/12:30 pm- DCHS
Cross Country Update: Mandan Meet Saturday September 7th, 2019 Start time: 10 AM Central Time Location: Mandan Municipal Golf Course Bus Leaves High School at 5:30 Sharp, be there at 5:15 to ensure a prompt departure. Mandan Municipal Golf Course 1002 7th St SW Mandan, ND 58554 United States
Ballots will be going out on Sept 20th for the school district's bond proposal. Please check back as more Frequently Asked Questions will be added the next couple of weeks. #BeInformed #Vote https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/2019-bond-info--2
Just a reminder we have a busy weekend for the Demons! We have multiple events going on at the same time here in Glendive. Come on out to support the volleyball teams VS Williston 10/11 am (7th @ WMS, 8th @ DCHS) and the Football teams in the WMS Jamboree at DCHS starting at 10 am. There will be GREAT concessions at the football jamboree!!! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE
Football Jamboree UPDATE: The WMS Football Jamboree scheduled for this Saturday, 8/31 has been moved up to starting at 10 am. There will be full concessions at the Jamboree and our regular admission fees will apply. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
GPS Communication Page: Stay informed with what is happening in the district and schools. PDF Version: http://5il.co/5frr #GPSCommunity
First day of school with all students at WMS! Off to a great start! WMS t-shirt orders are flying off the press. Don’t forget to get your order in! If you need an order form one can be picked up in the office. Cost is $15 and all profits go directly back to our students for BLITZ activities and other fun activities. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE
6th grade orientation today! We started off with a class assembly and then broke off into home rooms. Those home room groups went through 6 stations where staff explained MBI universals and expectations for different areas of our building. Up next Minute to Win it games in gym. Stay tuned for more pictures! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCULTURE #MBI
School is just about upon us! With all of the construction still ongoing outside of the school on N Meade Ave we wanted parents and the community to be aware of what our plan is here at WMS before school and after. If you are dropping your student off or picking them up we are asking parent/guardians to use Dodge street on the N side of the building. This parking lot will be solely designated for parent/community parking (along with handicap) while the construction is still ongoing. Students will then walk around the building to the playground on the backside until the bell rings. Our staff will park on the playground on the far S end. This area will be coned off. THIS AREA IS NOT FOR COMMUNITY PARKING BETWEEN 7-4 pm or pick up/drop off. The community members who have been displaced by the construction are welcome to use the parking lot as we have allowed all summer as long as they are out by 7 am (our first students arrive around 7:15 am). Please stay SOUTH of the orange cones we have set out when you park and exit through the west exits. Buses will drop off on N River Ave in the morning and students will walk onto the playground from there. Buses will be picking up on the WMS playground so it is vital that students are not walking outside of the designated cone area for safety reasons on the playground. This includes students being picked up. Please do not park on N River Ave to pick up your child if at all possible (Use Dodge St). I have been told that they hope construction will be done on the N Meade in front of our school about 2 weeks from now. We ask for your patience during this time. We are EXCITED to have your kids soon! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCommunity #WMSAWESOMIZERS
Video from Superintendent Schreibeis about the upcoming bond measure. https://youtu.be/lXLHhdKBQc4 Please check out our website and Facebook page for more information. We will be adding more information all the time so keep an eye out. #BeInformed #Vote
Bus Information for the 2019-2020 School Year! https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/transportation--254
Student Schedules: Just a reminder that student schedules will not be available until the 1st day of school for your student. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!!! GO DEMONS!!!
Fall Sports 1st week practice schedule. Remember, you must have a sports physical in order to begin practicing. If you do not have a physical yet, you can come and watch practice and attend the meetings until you do. GO DEMONS!!! Volleyball: Aug 19 meeting 3:30 pm in the gym (no practice), Aug 22-23 practice times after school discussed at the meeting on the 19th. Cross Country: practice at 9 am (M,T) & 3:30 (Th, Fri) Football: Aug 19 - First day of practice (3:30 - 5:30) | 8th graders get equipment after practice Aug 20 - Second day of practice (3:30 - 5:30) | 7th graders get equipment after practice Aug 21 - Third day of practice (3:30 - 5:30) | 1st day of helmets & mouthpieces | Parent meeting immediately following practice (will hand out practice schedules, game schedules, and answer any questions you may have) Aug 22 & 23 - Practice after school (3:30 - 5:30) | Helmets and mouthpieces
The Board of Trustees of Glendive Public Schools is searching for a trustee to fill a vacant position. He or she will serve on the board until May of 2020, when the seat will open for election. The board encourages anyone interested in serving on the Glendive School Board to send the following information to Kristine Mothershead, PO Box 701, Glendive, MT 59330 or to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on August 16, 2019. Letter of Interest Resume Please answer the following questions: Tell us about your background (i.e. education, occupation, etc.). What drives or inspires you to be a part of the Glendive School Board and what qualities do you think you would bring to the Board if selected? What do you think is the biggest challenge facing Glendive’s schools and what do you think should be done about it? Qualified candidates must reside within the boundaries of Glendive Elementary School District #1. The board will review and may interview all interested candidates.
Come join us on July 1st at 6:30 in the DCHS Auditorium. Thank you Healthy Communities Coalition for bringing this to Glendive! https://www.facebook.com/events/375129699793860/
Join GPS in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We are walking in the Out of the Darkness Eastern Montana Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025. Please help us reach our goal by clicking the "Donate" button on this page (see link below). All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. Thank you for your support! https://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/Valerie-Damron
We hope you can come to our next Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the DCHS Cafeteria. We will be updating everyone on where we are at with our facilities planning. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2014181352224043/
WOW! Can you believe it is the last day of school for the 2018-2019 school year. A big thank you to everyone that made this a very successful year. Have a great summer!
To help all our new employees for next year, we are asking for anyone that is in need of great renters for their house/apartment, to fill out the following survey. The results will only be shared with school employees. Thank you Glendive for your help with this. Please contact email@example.com if the link does not work. Thanks! https://forms.gle/Dzoyjv1qvExRFMq96
WMS Awards Assembly today at 12:10 pm in the gym. Parent/guardians please use the gym entrance if you would like to attend. The students will be sitting in the chairs on the gym floor and the community members/parent/guardians are asked to sit in the bleachers! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZERS
REMINDER: WMS Spring Concert Band/Choir is Tuesday, May 21st at 7 pm DCHS auditorium. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Congratulations to the following student for being selected as student of the month for April here at WMS: 6th- Jaelin Jimison, Jake Wade; 7th- Morganne VanDyke, Cayden Ryan; 8th- Megan Frank, Michael Murphy. These kids are excellent representatives of WMS and our community! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZERS
Staff appreciation week is off and running here at WMS! A big thank you goes out to L’Amour bakery for putting together this desert tray for our staff and to the Glendive PTA for providing muffins and drinks! We appreciate ALL of our WMS staff and all of the work they put in for our students! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #TeacherAppreciationWeek
UPDATE: The WMS track meet today at Baker has been cancelled due to the weather.
***Correction on the High School Levy Ballot*** Video from Superintendent Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/bsdXSHtLxlI
The TIP members have officially launched "AT WMS, KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS!" Thanks to the Glendive PTA using funds raised from our fundraiser earlier this year, they were able to purchase red and white bracelets with the positive message written on them. Each TIP member was given a bracelet with the intention of passing the bracelet, and message, on to other students and staff members. Any time a TIP member observes a kind deed toward another person, they take off their bracelet, and give it to the person who committed the kind act with an explanation of why they are receiving the bracelet. Those people are then encouraged to pass the bracelet on to others they observe doing something kind toward another as well...because at WMS, KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCommunity #WMSAwesomizers #KindnessIsContagious
You are all invited to come to an important event about Motivating responsible Use of Technology & Preventing Digital Abuse on May 2, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the DCHS Auditorium. We hope to see you there. Please click on the link for more information (Flyer): https://is.gd/a0TWOj or https://5il.co/7e3v if you don't have Facebook. Hope to see you there!
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to WMS’s very own - Mrs. Cleveland! Mrs. Cleveland does so much for our school/students/staff as our secretary to help things run smoothly. She is one of GPS’s best and we are lucky to have her! Mrs. Cleveland....YOU ROCK!!! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #GPSAWESOMIZER #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay
Video from Superintendent Schreibeis about the upcoming Levy. https://youtu.be/CdfVCi5ugDs #2019Levy #BeInformed #MakeAnEducatedDecision #GPSPride #GPSCommunity
Just a reminder that GPS does not have school on 4/18-22/19. Enjoy the 5 day weekend!!!
Ballots for the May 7th Election will be going out this week. Here is a flyer that was created to help you get accurate information on the upcoming General Fund Levy. We will only be running one levy this year in the High School District. Please check back on the app, website, and Facebook pages for more information in the upcoming weeks. As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Selfie of the week: CONGRATULATIONS to Gabe and Mrs. Kurtz for being selected this week! Gabe is on the Governors Youth Leadership Council and organized our #wearorangewednesday campaign at WMS to bring awareness to fight childhood hunger. Way to be an AWESOMIZER Gabe!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #BeAnAwesomizer
Congratulations to the following students for being selected by their teachers as students of the month for Washington Middle School for March: 6th- Isaac Jacobsen & Emily; 7th- Jase Grile & Maddison Statczar; 8th- Mallory Robinson & Ryan DeSaye. 2nd picture is for effect...Mrs. Kurtz photo bombing the picture. :-) GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #WMSAwesomizers
It brings me great pleasure to announce that GPS very own- Val Damron was recently selected as the MCASE educator of the year for the state of MT! Mrs. D is a pre-K teacher at Washington MS and is one of the best child advocates I’ve worked with in my career. She is a tireless worker who always does what’s best for the students she served. She is a perfect example of what a GPS AWESOMIZER is. Mrs. D....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #BeAnAwesomizer
Staff member of the month: CONGRATULATIONS to BreAnn Miller- WMS Librarian for being selected this month!!! Mrs. Miller is absolutely a WMS Awesomizer who always is the first to volunteer to help out and always tries to keep a positive, uplifting attitude! Mrs. Miller....YOU ROCK!!! What is your favorite food? Mac & Cheese---All Kinds--All Flavors! What is your favorite thing to do away from school? Well naturally I like to read! I also like to binge watch Netflix. I also like to coach/play volleyball, do yoga...there are just so many things that I enjoy doing! What is your favorite part of working at WMS? I absolutely LOVE being in the library and helping students find that perfect book! It is a fun challenge for me and I love it when we can find that perfect book/reader fit! The people at WMS (students and staff) are also wonderful! It is never a dull moment! What advice do you have for students? This is for your whole life: If you have questions, ask. There is nothing wrong with admitting that you don’t know the answer or you don’t know how to do something. You are always surrounded by people who are here to help you. Teachers are pretty amazing, but we aren’t mind readers! What is your favorite quote? “I believe, every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment.” -Audrey Hepburn
Glendive Public Schools has been working on getting our automated system working for absences. We will start our new system tomorrow, April 11th. If your student is absent, and the school has not been notified that they are excused, you will receive a call from our Notification System (377-9385). There will be two calls a day, morning (10:00) and afternoon (4:00). We want to make sure that you are aware of the absence and if you are aware, that you are reminded to call in to the school to excuse the absence. We thank you for your patience as we work out the kinks of this new system. If you have any questions, please contact the office of your child's school. Thanks!
WMS Pennies for Patients final totals! We raised $1500.87 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. SO PROUD OF ALL OF OUR WMS AWESOMIZERS!!! GO DEMONS!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrNahSt7wWU&feature=youtu.be #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #PenniesForPatients #BeAnAwesomizer
UPDATE: After our second collection day for the Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. To this point our students/staff brought in $638.25! The top homerooms in order after the first collection date: 1st place- Mrs. Vander Veur $126.11 2nd place- Mrs. Hellman $115.21 & 3rd place - OFFICE staff $62.98. I am very proud of everyone for rallying behind this cause! The fundraiser will have 1 more collection dates on 4/5/19. Keep up the great work! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #BeAnAwesomizer #LeukemiaAndLymphomaSociety #PenniesForPatients
For those of you who are not aware, WMS is running a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society called Pennies for Patients. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the worlds largest nonprofit fighting blood cancer. This topic is very important to us here at WMS as we have multiple staff members who have fought these cancers and won! We hope the funds raised can help others who are currently battling cancer. Today was our first collection day and our students/staff brought in $306.97! I am very proud of everyone for rallying behind this cause (The top home room earns a pizza party so I think that helps the motivation a little bit)! The fundraiser will have 2 more collection dates on 4/2 & the final one will be on 4/5/19. Any businesses who would also like to participate are encouraged to get in touch with Mr. Goyette at 377-3256. We appreciate any/all support! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCommunity #PenniesForPatients #WMSAwesomizers
The TIP kids from WMS participated in a Honk and Wave during Kick Butt's Day on March 20th. They made posters and encouraged drivers to honk in recognition of not using tobacco, or If they do use, they encouraged them to quit. The Tobacco Coalition provided doughnuts and hot chocolate for the students when they were done. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #WMSAwesomizers
Bus: Starting 3-26-2019 Bus 4 will run its route on Marsh road out to the road blocks am and pm.
PARENT REMINDER: It's getting to that time of year that most of our students are running out of their basic school supplies paper, pencils, etc. Please check with your child to see if they need you to resupply them. Thank you for your help! GO DEMONS!!!
Bus: 3-25-2019, Monday morning bus 4 will not pick up on Marsh road. All other buses will run their regular routes.
Message from Dawson County Montana-Emergency Alerts: Flood waters currently are covering Marsh Road both north and south of Cottonwood Grove. Blockades are being put in place. At this time, NO TRAVEL is advised on Marsh Road. Please, exercise extreme caution - Turn Around, Don't Drown! Update: Residents of Cottonwood Grove within the affected area are advised to Shelter in Place at this time. No Travel Advised.
Bus: Due to flooding bus 3 will not be able to run its route properly so it may not get to your stop or may be delayed until conditions improve.
From Mrs. Vander Veur: Today the sixth grade math students continued their of study of fractions, decimals, and percent. Mrs. VV used a variety of items as visual representations for representing fractions, or parts of a whole. Students were challenged to think through the question, “How much is half?” The students realized through discussion that the size of the object matters much as the value of the number matters. Thanks to the lunchroom ladies for helping slice the food and to Pizza Hut for the boxes. The students had to write percents into decimals and fractions for assessment.
Attention students interested in Hunters Education: Classes will begin on Monday, April 8 through Friday April 12th from 6-9 pm. Introduction and book pickup will be Monday April 1 @ 6 pm. All meetings will be at DCC - Ullman Center room 102. Parents and students are required to attend the introduction. All classes are mandatory. Students must be 10 years old on or before April 1. This is a classroom ONLY course and NO field day for online students will be offered at this time. Hunter Education is taught by volunteer instructors and is free to all students. Registration must be done online at fwp.mt.gov under the education tab. If you have any questions, please contact Trent Hansen 939-2564.
ICU BLITZ Day today! All students with no missing assignments got to participate in the fun! Those with work missing got the extra support to get caught up. Dodgeball tournaments, movie, ice cream, popcorn were the rewards for those off the ICU list! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #PowerOfICU #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZERS
WMS Announcements for Friday, March 8, 2019 LUNCH: Tomato soup with a grilled cheese sand., fruit, veggie, and milk NO Salad Bar DCC is offering an intro to welding class for middle school. Girls class will be on March 13 and boys will be on March 14. You will learn basic safety and instruction as well as hands on experience. You will be able to create a piece that you can take home. For more information, please come to the office. Student Council members attending the Helena trip - be sure to get your $20 in to Mrs. Schaaf by noon on Friday to pay for your portion of the trip meals. Checks need to be made out to WMS. March 22 is the last day to order yearbooks. Mrs. James can not guarantee a lot of extra yearbooks when they come in so order now. The homeroom in each grade level that purchases the most will receive breakfast from Mrs. James. Order forms are in the office. We have WMS Demon T-shirts for sale! The cool thing about these is that you get to put the print on yourself if you’d like! All funds from this fundraiser go directly back into the WMS fundraiser account that funds our BLITZ days and other fun things we do. Stop by the office and pick up an order form and see what they look like! Cost of the t-shirts is $15. This is a reminder to students and staff to remember to nominate others for the TIP Kindness Award. Anytime you observe a student or staff member doing a kind deed for another, you may write up an award for them. These are delivered at the end of the month by our TIP members. You may pick them up from the main office or from Mrs. Nissley. AFTER SCHOOL ICU ROOM: NONE it’s Friday!!! Joke of the day: Who is the roundest knight? Sir Cumference (Kaidence Garcia)
Parents: Please consider taking a few minutes to listen to this podcast regarding the "B" word from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the country! https://www.jeffveley.com/2019/02/27/the-toxic-word-bullying/?mc_cid=c5d408ad03&mc_eid=db4fa2dbca
Bus: Today March 5th 2019. Bus 3 will not run the morning route.
Bus 3 will not run the morning route.
Bus: Tomorrow, Wednesday 2-20-2019 bus 7 will not run am or pm.
Buses will not be running tomorrow morning because of the snow. As with any situation, the safety of our students is the utmost importance. If a bus happened to get stuck, we do not want to have students standing outside waiting at their bus stops in the cold temperatures. Buses will be running tomorrow afternoon, as we feel the buses will be able to maneuver better by then. As with any situation like this, if you feel it is not safe to get your kids to school, please call the school and let them know. We feel it is important for parents to have a choice and make the final decision for their student. Please know that these decisions are not made lightly as we know these situations can be an extreme inconvenience for many families. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult matter. Again, buses will not be running tomorrow morning but will be running in the afternoon. We will also be continuing our early release schedule in each school with parent-teacher conferences from 2:00 - 8:00 pm. Thank you!
Just a reminder: Monday February 18th GPS has Parent/Teacher conferences from 2-8 pm in all schools. For this reason each school will be running an early out schedule. WMS will dismiss at 1:18 pm. We look forward to seeing many of you there!
CONGRATULATIONS to our 7th grade boys A basketball team on winning the Mon-Dak conference championship today! Way to represent our school/community! We also wanted to congratulate our other boys basketball teams on their seasons. ALL teams worked hard and got better as the season went on! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #MONDAKChamps
Video Message from Superintendent Schreibeis about Social Media and a new Momo challenge that just hit Montana. Facebook Message: https://goo.gl/hmFAYG
What an amazing culture of kindness at Washington Middles School! Our tree grew from one simple act of kindness to over 100 acts of kindness by our students/staff!! The tree was put together a few weeks ago by our Pre-K teacher Mrs. Damron to teach our kids about random acts of kindness. #WMSDEMONS #GPSCulture #BringBacktheGoldenRule #BeKind
Parent/Guardians, We wanted to share some information with you regarding something that we have be informed a few of our students are participating in. The “Pass Out” challenge is where people attempt to make themselves momentarily pass out by depriving their brain of oxygen. It is NOT a safe activity as many young people believe: * According to the Center for Disease Control, 1,400 children and teens have died from this activity from 2000 to 2015. * Starving the brain of oxygen can cause: ~Seizures ~Brain Damage ~Coma ~Death ~Accidents Concussions may occur from someone losing consciousness and hitting their head on a solid object. A teen died from losing consciousness and then fell on glass slicing his throat. * Please remember that social media does not, many times, provide you with accurate and factual information. We want our kids to be educated and we will be sharing this information with them tomorrow in home room to attempt to better educate them to the risks. We care about every one of our students and their safety is one of our biggest priorities! If you have futher questions about this, please feel free to contact Sherri Nissley- School Counselor or Mark Goyette- Principal.
We had an awesome assembly today called the "Tour of Kindness." Two of the main messages were your words can make a difference for someone else and people that are different than you are still people and should be treated as such. They also addressed using social media in positive ways instead of negative. Mr. Schreibeis then followed up the presentation by addressing both the MS/HS student body about being an AWESOMIZER instead of an AWEFULIZER! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCULTURE #BeTheDifference #BeKind #BeAnAwesomizer
ASSEMBLY TOMORROW: Parent/Guardians, tomorrow, 2/12/19, our students will be walking over to DCHS for an assembly called "Tour of Kindness." PLEASE make sure that they come to school appropriately dressed for the walk over as the temperature is not supposed to be much above zero. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCommunity
Buses will not be running this morning because of the extreme cold temperatures. As with any situation, the safety of our students is the utmost importance. We do not want our students standing outside in these extreme cold situations. Buses will be running this afternoon as the temperatures are supposed to warm up by then. As with any situation like this, if you feel it is not safe to get your kids to school, please call the school and let them know. We feel it is important for parents to have a choice and make the final decision for their student. Please know that these decisions are not made lightly as we know these situations can cause extreme inconvenience for many families. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult matter. Again, buses will not be running this morning because of the extreme cold. Thank you!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for being selected as January Students of the Month at WMS: 6th- James Barnick, Aisleigh Hostetler, 7th- Anna Hull, Branson Fornall, 8th- Jay Li & Abigail Osterman! These students received certificates and student of the month t-shirts for being selected. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride
Just a reminder that we are having a community forum tonight at 6:30 pm in the DCHS Cafeteria. We would love to have as many people there as possible. This meeting is so important for the direction of Glendive Public Schools moving forward. Your input is vital for the success of our school district. Please come join us to help GPS take a great step forward in our road to excellence. We hope to see you there!
Just a reminder that we are having a community forum tonight at 6:30 pm in the DCHS Cafeteria. We would love to have as many people there as possible. This meeting is so important for the direction of Glendive Public Schools moving forward. Your input is vital for the success of our school district. Please come join us to help GPS take a great step forward in our road to excellence. We hope to see you there!
WMS Music Festival is Saturday, 2/2 @ DCHS. A hard copy of the schedule of performers will be available on site. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride
I just wanted to inform you that there was gas smelled in the office at Washington Middle School. The building was evacuated to ensure that everyone was safe. Both MDU and the Fire Department were called. There was no gas detected anywhere when investigated. I want to thank the building administration and staff for taking immediate action and keeping our student's safety their number one priority. As is standard protocol, we will take precautions like this when we think that our students could be at risk. We will continue to try and inform everyone as soon as we are able in these types of situations. Thank you!
We just want to inform you that we have found a sewage line break at Washington Middle School under the south part of the building. This line is an original sewage line that has been in place since that part of the building was constructed in the 1930’s. The break is not affecting the entire building, just the south part. Due to the break, we can not use the restrooms, sinks or drains on any of the floors on that part of the building. We have relocated multiple classes because of the smell to those rooms. The Glendive Fire Department has assured us that there is no safety risk for our students/staff to continue our regular operations. We DO have functioning bathrooms and sinks in other parts of our building and the kitchen was not affected by this leak. Lastly, we have had to cancel our pre-K classes for the remainder of the week until this issue is resolved or we can set up another part of our building to accommodate their needs. We will be continuing to work through this issue and hope to have everything back to normal operation as soon as possible. We will continue to try and keep everyone informed about these types of situations. Thank you!
The winners of the school wide Geography bee are: 6th- Keaton Wergin, 7th- Riley Phipps & 8th- Korbin Lantis. The school champion for the 2nd year in a row is Loren Voss! He will be testing to see if he makes it to the state level competition. Congratulations to these students and all of the other participants! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride
I had the privilege of working in WMS kitchen today helping out with the duties of staff member of the month Karla Miller. It was such an awesome experience to see what they do everyday to feed Washington and Jefferson students. HARD WORKERS! Proud they work at our school! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #StaffMemberOfMonth #GPSPride
We have WMS Demon T-shirts for sale starting today! The cool thing about these is that our students are putting the prints on themselves! All funds from this fundraiser go directly back into the WMS fundraiser account that funds our BLITZ days and other giveaways for students. Stop by the office and pick up an order form and see what they look like! Cost of the t-shirts is $15. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Parents: Boys basketball team pictures will be on January 17th during lunch recess. Mrs. James will be sending home picture packets soon. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Glendive Public Schools would like your input! As many of you know, the District has launched a comprehensive planning process to identify the educational needs of the community and shape the overall vision for our future. Determining the goals and aspirations of Glendive residents is the main objective driving our planning efforts. This will be a transparent process in which we will continue to seek feedback to ensure we create vision which reflects our entire community. As part of this effort we will be reaching out in various ways to get your input. The first opportunity is available now through a community-wide online survey. Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out the survey through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYSPZTB
7/8th girls basketball and wrestlers need to bring their uniforms/equipment/practice gear to school on Wed, 12/19 and turn it in after school. The coaches are not WMS employee’s and are taking time off away from their jobs to come to the school and get the equipment checked in. It is vital that players are there after school on 12/19 to get the stuff turned in. If this is not possible, please contact the coach and make other arrangements to get the equipment turned in. Thanks.
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley: the bus will leave at 6 am on Saturday 12/15 for the divisional girls basketball tournaments at Watford City. Good luck Lady Demons!!! #WMSDEMONS
Reminder: WMS band/choir concert Thursday- December 13th 7 pm @ DCHS auditorium. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
There will be 7th & 8th grade boys basketball meeting on Wednesday, Dec 12th at 3:25 pm in the cafeteria for all boys interested in playing basketball. The meeting should only last about 30 minutes. See Mr. Goyette if you have any questions.
Parents: Just a reminder it's about that time of year many of our students run dry on their school supplies. Please speak with your child and see if they need a refill. Thanks!
REMINDER: pictures tomorrow AM for wrestling and girls basketball!
Sixth grade math students are learning how to compute the mean, median, mode, and range using Skittles. They are collecting data from their own bag of Skittles and then from a partner. Then the two partners collect from another two partners. Then the group of four collects and organizes the data and continues to find the mean, median, mode and range. The group of four finds another group of four for the final computations. The students were then allowed to eat the Skittles after completing all the math work. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
ATTENTION COMMUNITY MEMBERS: If you ordered items from our fundraiser in September and have not received your items, please contact Mr. Goyette- WMS principal at 377-3288. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley: Williston just called and they are not going to come tomorrow. All 7th & 8th grade girls basketball games cancelled due to road conditions.
UPDATE FROM MR. BUCKLEY (AD): After visiting with our transportation director and watching the weather forecast. We are cancelling our WMS Wrestling trip to Williston for 12/1. We are waiting to hear back from Williston if they will send their girls BB teams down for games.
UPDATE: The girls basketball games on 12/1/18 VS Williston have changed. Both the 7th and 8th grade games will be at 10/11:15 am MST. The 7th graders will play at WMS and the 8th graders will play at DCHS. We apologize for the late change. GO LADY DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
UPDATE: The WMS Wrestling Mixer VS Miles City/Dickinson scheduled for 12/4/18 has been moved from WMS to DCHS. The start time will still be 3 pm. We apologize for the late notice. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
REMINDER: Tomorrow 11/21 we will be running an early out schedule and releasing students at 1:18 pm. Enjoy the break. GO DEMONS!!! -#WMSDEMONS
CANCELED: The trip to Baker for Wrestling today has been canceled. With the ran, forecast of snow, and declining temperatures, we do not want to put our students in unsafe conditions with snow covered ice. Please remember: Monday the wrestlers will be going to Miles City for a Mixer at Sacred Heart.
For anyone interested in purchasing Demon wrestling gear. Please visit the link below. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS https://demonwrestling2018.itemorder.com/sale
CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Lynn for being selected as WMS Staff member of the month! Mrs. Lynn.....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS What is your favorite food? Shrimp Alfredo What is your favorite thing to do away from school?Hiking with friends What is your favorite part of working at WMS? There are so many parts! I love my coworkers and how we can always reach out for help if we need something for our classroom or just someone to vent to. What advice do you have for students? Everything changes. Look for the sun in your storm. If there is no sun, be your own. What is your favorite quote? "Dream, struggle, create, prevail. Be daring. Be brave. Be loving. Be compassionate. Be strong. Be brilliant. Be beautiful." -Caterina Fake
Nationally recognized social skills educator/presenter Jeff Veley was at WMS presenting to our students. His message about how to handle conflict/bullies was well received. He will have a presentation tonight at the DCHS cafeteria for parents/community members at 6 pm. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #JeffVeley #PeaceSignApproach
Washington Middle School Scholastic BOOK FAIR! November 12th-16th Washington Middle School Library 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
GBB update: game times for our girls basketball home games tomorrow have been changed to 11 & 12 pm VS Watford City. They only have enough players for 1 team at each grade level. Come out and support our Lady Demons!!! #WMSDEMONS
WMS Announcements for Thursday November 1, 2018 LUNCH:Pizza sticks, fruit, veggies & milk NO Salad bar Today is the last day of RED RIBBON WEEK. The red ribbon is a symbol to eliminate the demand for drugs. It symbolizes a commitment to a healthy drug-free lifestyle, no use of any illegal drug and no illegal use of a legal drug. Our plans to celebrate RED RIBBON WEEK here at WMS are as follows: Thursday: “InVEST in a Drug Free Life!” - Vest Day Today we will be running an early out schedule. Students will be released at 1:18 pm and there will be no school tomorrow. Parent/Teacher conferences will be tonight from 2-8 pm in teacher classrooms. Please encourage your parents to pick up your report card and schedule from the main office when they arrive. Students, we had some mixups at the fundraiser item checkout where some online purchases were inadvertently pulled from the order. Please come down to the office at this time if you had items pulled from your order. We also had a number of items that were not shipped that we will reorder. If you did not pick up your order yesterday, please come down to the office at this time. AFTER SCHOOL ICU ROOM: NONE Joke of the day: What did the lunch lady say to Luke Skywalker? Use the forks Luke…. (From an anonymous Lunch Lady)
Just a reminder about PT conferences on Thursday, November 1st from 2-8 pm. This is the same across the entire district. We will have conferences in the teacher classrooms this year instead of the gym. Please stop by the office and pick up your child's quarter report card, a schedule & map of the school. For those of you who are unable to make it in for PT conferences, we will be mailing out report cards Friday.
We have finished to item pickup for the night and have a few left to go. THANKFULLY their aren’t frozen goods to worry about like last year. We did have some mixups at checkout where some online purchases were inadvertently pulled from the order. Please contact the school if that did happen to you. We also had a number of items that were not shipped we reordered. We will be in touch when those items arrive. THANKS again to everyone who helped us by purchasing for this fundraiser. GO DEMONS!!!
1st quarter in the books but we are still working hard to get ALL kids off the list. As of right now 64 missing assignments out from 17 students with over 2k missing assignments turned in for the quarter (We will keep working on/supporting these kids until they are caught up). Power of ICU at work! Assignment Completion + Quality Assignments + Healthy grading practices = SUCCESS! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #PowerOfICU
The Fundraiser items delivery date is TODAY Monday, October 29th. Please plan on helping your child pick up their items in the MS cafeteria to deliver that day after school. There is no way the kids will be able to take them on the bus with them as there isn't enough room. We will be at the school from 3:30-5:30 pm. Thanks again to everyone who supported our fundraiser!
Our plans to celebrate RED RIBBON WEEK here at WMS are as follows: Monday: “Give Drugs the Slip” --- Slipper & Blanket Day Tuesday: “Make Drugs a Thing of the Past” - 80’s Day Wednesday: “Life is a Journey, Travel Drug Free” - Tourist Day Thursday: “InVEST in a Drug Free Life!” - Vest Day
For anyone interested in buying WMS Champions gear please see the following link to buy directly from Jock Stop. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS https://mon-dakchamps.itemorder.com/sale
First day of winter sports practices tonight after school. Remember, sports physicals are required before a student can start practice. The schedule is listed below: Wrestling: 3:30 pm at DCHS. Ride the bus to the high school and meet in the locker room with Coach Hostetler. Girls Basketball: 6th grade- 3:30 at WMS cafeteria until 5 pm. 7th grade- 3:30 at WMS gym until 5:15 pm, 8th- 5:15-7:45 pm at WMS gym.
Planning for your summer vacation? Summer athletic calendar is currently online! It includes camps and the summer pride schedule for jr. high and high school.