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For Jade Melby, the end of decades working in the Industrial Arts program at Baker won’t be an ending. He plans to keep busy with his business, Melby’s Seamless Gutters. Jade and his wife, Shelly own a cabin at Rock Creek on Fort Peck Lake that they have been working on for years. After reti…

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Baker High School Business Instructor and BPA co-adviser Lynn Beach recently received some very exciting news. Will Rost, a student in her Computer Certification class, took the Microsoft Office Suite Word Certiport exam this year and his scores were submitted to determine if he would qualif…

Avery, Madison and Emma O’Connor learned how to make a pot holder and crochet a little! Avery made a pillow also! Photo submitted by Lynette O’Connor

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Please enjoy some of the off-site learning projects which the Plevna School students have been sharing with our staff. Parents, if you have any photos of what your children are learning/doing while school is closed, please send them to your teacher or psparks@plevna.k12.mt.us. It does not ne…

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The class of 2020 always knew they were special. Born in the shadow of 9/11, they grew up listening to their family’s stories of that day and the aftermath; they grew up listening to stories of how strangers stepped up to help out each other; they grew up listening to stories of why older si…

Please enjoy some of the off-site learning projects which the Plevna School students have been sharing with our staff. Parents, if you have any photos of what your children are learning/doing while school is closed, please send them to your teacher or psparks@plevna.k12.mt.us. It does not ne…

What do you do when it’s Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday but because of the coronavirus you and your students can’t be in school? You offer your students a chance to do a Virtual Scavenger Hunt. Normally the students in Mrs. Bettenhausen’s Spanish classes would be preparing all types of food,…

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To paraphrase Sir Francis Thomas Bacon, if the students can’t come to the teachers, then the teachers will go to the students. Teachers and students alike are missing the connections and bonds they have worked months and in many cases, years, to forge. There is no teacher’s manual that can a…

The students in Mrs. Tunby’s first grade class recently had the chance to learn right beside their teacher....well, sort of. Mrs. Tunby based this lesson on the children’s book Flat Stanley. In this book, children are encouraged to share letters and stories of where they have taken the chara…

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As schools across the nation prepare for their last month of school, learning from home has become the norm. This is a challenging time for students, teachers and parents as they work diligently to meet the challenges they face. At first the idea of having a few weeks off from school sounded…

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While at first the idea of a “break” from school may have been intriguing and welcoming, most students, parents and staff agree on one common element-they miss their regular school routine. We are all social creatures; we enjoy seeing our friends and co-workers every day; we enjoy catching u…

Even though we are still working on off-site education, Mrs. Phelps’ National Honor Society has incorporated some bright spots into our communities by working on some community service projects from their homes.

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Please enjoy some of the off-site learning projects which the Plevna School students have been sharing with our staff. Parents, if you have any photos of what your children are learning/doing while school is closed, please send them to your teacher or psparks@plevna.k12.mt.us. It does not ne…

This is the last week of Senior Spotlight! Fallon County Times would like to congratulate all the Seniors for getting through a difficult year. Please be sure to watch for our May 15th issue for Class of 2020 Graduation Booklet!

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Teachers and students are finding unique ways to continue learning and growing during the quarantine. Perhaps students who live in rural communities like Baker have it easier than students living in urban areas because there is more for them to do outside. They aren’t cooped up in houses or …

Please enjoy some of the off-site learning projects which the Plevna School students have been sharing with our staff. Parents, if you have any photos of what your children are learning/doing while school is closed, please send them to your teacher or psparks@plevna.k12.mt.us. Thank you.

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Thanks to the Plevna teachers staying in touch with their students and offering them some wonderful projects to work on as they learn, we have some photos of these projects that we would like to share with you. Parents, if you have any photos of what your children are learning/doing while sc…

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Students in Mrs. Hastig’s 4th grade class have been busy reading. During the first two weeks of the quarantine, they read The One and Only Ivan. After completing the book, they were able to choose two projects from a choice board to show their reading comprehension. The choices included maki…

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Teachers, parents and students continue to work together during this time of “new normal” learning. For some, that might mean incorporating biology and farm/ranch management as they work to take care of their new calves; for others, that means studying the genetic lines of their bulls as the…

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Thanks to the Plevna teachers staying in touch with their students and offering them some wonderful projects to work on as they learn, we have some photos of these projects that we would like to share with you. Parents, if you have any photos of what your children are learning/doing while sc…

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Normally when you enter the school cafeteria you would smell baking bread or chocolate chip cookies and hear the clatter of trays, the tinkling of silverware, the laughs and giggles of students as they share a meal and enjoy each other’s company. But not now. During this mandatory “stay at h…

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Here are the three Seniors chosen for this week's Senior Spotlight.

Schools across our nation, in fact throughout the world, are closed. Many are closed for the remainder of the school year; others are holding their breath and hoping to reopen if even for just a few weeks. But while the doors may be locked, that doesn’t mean teachers, administration, cooks, …

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Life at Plevna School changed greatly after March 13. Governor Bullock of Montana closed the schools to students on March 16. From that point forward, the teachers were assigned to a Professional Learning Community in which they collaborated with teachers from other subject areas on Project …

Thanks to the Plevna teachers staying in touch with their students and offering them some wonderful projects to work on as they learn, we have some photos of these projects that we would like to share with you. Parents, if you have any photos of what your children are learning/doing while sc…

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We would like to announce that we will CONTINUE offering FREE meals to all kids for the duration of school closure. We encourage all children to please come and grab a meal-to-go at the Longfellow cafeteria. Monday's breakfast will be available from 7:30 a.m.--8:30 a.m. (on Monday) all other…

It’s 8:15 a.m. Monday morning. These hallways, that should be bustling with students headed to class, visiting with friends, taking one last stroll through the halls are empty. The parking lot, which should be teeming with students jockeying for “their” spot, is empty. The playgrounds, which…

On March 12, Jazzmyn Mullen with the SMART Schools program out of Helena, came to Plevna to visit with our Elementary Students about recycling and the effects it has on our planet. She mentioned the Energy Efficient Challenge, of which our school participates.

The junior class started their discussion of the different types of Chemical Equations. They did a variety of experiments to explain the four main types: Synthesis, Decomposition, Single Replacement, and Double Replacement. By using Hydrogen and Oxygen as reactants, they combined the two ele…

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Baker Middle School and Baker High School Academic Olympic students travelled to Miles City to participate in the annual Academic Olympics Competition. The teams are coached by Carole Bettenhausen, Carol Hadley, Cindy Quade and Diane VanGorden.

The members of BPA, along with advisors Lynn Beach and Scott Anderson, traveled to Billings to compete at the State BPA Competition March 8-10. The following are the students who competed and placed:

The FCCLA purchased a new embroidery machine when they received grant money from Mid-Rivers. Mrs. Robertus and Jenna Paul filled out the paper work and put together a video when they applied for the grant. The first person to try the embroidery machine was Cooper Peterson. He helped set up t…

Mrs. Downing’s first grade class learned the preciseness of directions as they proceeded to share with classmates, each step in making their peanut butter and jelly sandwich. They found out that when giving directions, you have to be exact in each step if you want a good finished product. Af…

On March 11, the Plevna High School Academic Olympics Team traveled to Miles City to compete in the competition. They started the day with a 100-question test covering multiple subject areas and then followed in the afternoon with the Oral Rounds of competition. Team A consisted of Dacy Buer…

On March 10, the Plevna Middle School Academic Olympics Team traveled to Miles City to compete in the competition. They started the day with a 100-question test covering multiple subject areas and then followed in the afternoon with the Oral Rounds of competition. Team A consisted of Sophia …

On March 8-9, Ms. Kirschten, advisor, took four BPA members Trinity Rieger, Ashley Sander, Bret Edgell, and Brentan Beyers to State BPA. Upon their arrival, the members began testing for their competitions. Trinity Rieger competed in Business Meeting Management Concepts placing 4th, Fundamen…

On March 2, Mrs. Bidwell’s kindergarten class celebrated their 100th day of school. To celebrate the day, the students made a gumball machine that had 100 dots on it. They sported 100 day crowns and necklaces made of 100 Froot Loops. During P.E., the kindergarten class was challenged in mult…

Mrs. Wagnon’s beginning band group has earned their hand knitted hats from her. To receive these awards, the students had to complete the scales, etudes and their solos for Music Festival. The students are challenged to advance one stripe on a paper hat each week. When every stripe on their …

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Mrs. Linda Rost and five students traveled to the Montana Tech Science and Engineering Fair in Butte on March 5, 2020. Mrs. Rost gave the keynote address. Jolyn Rost, Rachel Rost and Zachery Craig competed in the oral competition; O’Connell Qualley was selected to compete in the poster compe…

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On March 10, Senator Daines skyped with the 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year Linda Rost’s students at Baker High School!