2014-15 School Calendar

Posted On: June 17, 2014

2014 School Calendar Parents

Summer Fun Raffle

Posted On: June 5, 2014

Proceeds to help fund Phase 1 (door to door connector) of the Outdoor Fitness Track.

Raffle Items: 3 electric scooters, 2 Schwinn bikes, Bbq grill, Igloo cooler w/ $100.00 gift card, $20.00 Movie Lovers card w/ $80.00 in Coldstone gift cards, Craftsman 104 pc. Tool set.

Tickets are: 1for $5.00 & 5 for $20.00. You choose which items you want to buy tickets for.

Drawing will be held on June 10th at the school BBQ.

Monetary donations are greatly appreciated as well.  Please make checks payable to APC. We will send you a receipt for your taxes. If you have any questions please contact Jana or Maia.

Thank you,

Jana Galarus

406-582-0992

 

Maia Johnson

maiavjohnson@gmail.com

406-581-9509

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June Newsletter

Posted On: June 2, 2014

Superintendent’s Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members:

Grade Configuration for the 2014-15 School Year

During the May School Board meeting, the Anderson Board of Trustees made the decision to have one Kindergarten class (Mrs. Bills), one first grade class (Mrs. Conrad), two second grade classes (Mrs. Moriarty) and (Mrs. Derby) for the 2014-2015 school year.  Mrs. Fasting will teach grade 3, Mrs. Judisch grade 4, Mr. Pitts grade 5 and Ms. Lourie grade 6.  As you know, every effort is made to keep class size and our school budget in line with the high expectations of our parents and community members.  At the June Board meeting, I will recommend to the Board that they approve several out-of-district applications that would move our enrollment to 202 students.  Please see the class size chart below.

 

In District Approved Out-of District Total Waiting Applicants after June 17th Anderson Recommendation State Accreditation Standards
Kindergarten

12

5

17

6

17

20

First

2

15

17

2

17

20

*Second

15

11

26

3

17

20

**Third

18

8

26

1

20

28

Fourth

18

6

24

1

24

28

Fifth

15

9

24

4

24

30

Sixth

18

8

26

0

26

30

Seventh

19

5

24

0

26

30

Eighth

14

4

18

0

26

30

TOTAL

131

71

202

17

*2 – 2nd grade classes. ** Grade 3 will have a full time Para-educator.

5/28/2014

35% Out-of-District Students

 

Please know that Mrs. Moriarty and Mrs. Derby will be meeting before school starts next year to place the second grade students.  Careful consideration will be given to each student.  Letters will go out the week before school starts letting parents and students know the classroom assignments.

Reflections

As the 2013-2014 School Year draws to a close and we reflect on the academic, social, athletic and emotional growth our students have gained this year, I would like to thank all of you for your continued support.  I believe the Anderson Learning Community fosters and maintains a challenging and nurturing learning environment for every student, a tradition that will continue for years to come. To our graduating eighth graders: we will miss you and wish you much success.  May each of you have a fun-filled summer vacation as you leave the ranks of middle school to begin your high school career.

A very special good-bye and best wishes to a very talented and extremely successful elementary teacher, Mrs. Sandy Wilson.  Anderson Elementary School has been blessed to have such a high caliber teacher on staff.  Mrs. Wilson brought 110% each day and loved working with your children – making a positive difference in each of their lives.  Thank you Sandy. J

In addition, Ms. Mulick will be leaving at the end of the year.  She will be greatly missed by the students, parents and staff.  Her two years at Anderson were remarkable, bringing a shining smile and love for middle school students each day.  Thank you Mattie. J

Ms. Justin Di Berto, after care Para-educator, is moving to Texas and will not return next year.  We thank her for her many years of after school service.  She always provided a safe, caring environment for those students that needed a place to go after school. J

We also want to thank Mrs. Lyndsay Whirley, Ms Jessica Krause, and Mr. John Hannahs who will not be returning next year as special education para educators. Their daily devotion and caring spirit made a big difference. J

Finally, thank you for allowing me to be part of the Anderson School Community!  I will greatly miss your children and the joy they bring each day to this awesome learning environment.   As I leave, my emotions are full with gratitude and humbleness to have been given this opportunity to serve as your school leader.  For this I am very thankful. (more…)

June Lunch Menu

Posted On: May 27, 2014

June 2014 Lunch Menu

 

Anderson Trustees Select Superintendent

Posted On: May 14, 2014

The Anderson School Board is pleased to announce the selection of Scott McDowell as their new Superintendent.  Mr. McDowell will replace Jeff Blessum, who is retiring at the end of this school year.  Scott will begin July 1, 2014.  In making their decision at a regularly scheduled board meeting, Thursday, May 8th, the Board considered written and verbal comments from the classified and certified staff, parents, and community members.

 Scott McDowell – Mr. McDowell is in his third year as Principal for Amsterdam Elementary.  Previous to coming to Montana, Scott has taught for twelve years in Illinois as a Wellness and health Enhancement teacher.  Mr. McDowell earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University, his Master’s in Teacher Leadership from St. Xavier University in Chicago, and his Educational Leadership Master’s from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

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