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!

Mrs. Wagnon’s third and fourth grade music class has been learning about dynamics in music using cars. The toy cars traveled around on “Sign Street” to learn. The students enjoyed not only playing with the toy cars but also learning more about the different dynamics in music. 

One of the many ways that the local FFA chapter connects with the community is through their annual “Staff Appreciation Breakfast”.  This year the breakfast was held on March 4, and many teachers and staff were able to attend. The students prepared all the food themselves, and offered the at…

Mrs. Bidwell’s kindergarten class recently learned about the Arctic. The Arctic climate is home to flowering plants and indigenous tribes, but the temperatures remain dry and cold. Some animals one may find in the Arctic include polar bears, arctic foxes, walrus, reindeer, and the muskox. 

Recently Mrs. Smith’s fifth grade science class read about water erosion, but learned more through a water erosion lab. Some quick facts they learned about erosion included, erosion is the breaking down of land by forces such as wind, rain, and ice. They also learned that erosion can happen …

To culminate FFA Week, on Feb. 28, the Plevna FFA had a Chili Dinner followed with a pie auction and dance at the Plevna Community center. There was a good turnout for the supper and many pies were donated for a silence auction. The supper was followed by a dance.

A snowy Feb. 25, found advisor Mrs. Menees, and the Plevna FFA members on the road to Ekalaka to compete in Spring Districts. The Farm Business Management Team, consisting of Dacy Buerkle, Jenna Paul, Chloe Tudor, and Jaeda Paul, placed 4th, with Jenna Paul placing 6th individually and Dacy …

During the months of December and January, Plevna School received new LED lights for the gym. The SMART Schools Energy Grant, which Mr. Schumacher procured earlier this year, covered 100% of the cost of the lights when added to the rebates, thus incurring no expense to the taxpayers. Larry a…

The annual BHS Prom will be held on Saturday, March 28. Candidates of King are: Ty Tolzien, son on Kandi Tolzien and Scott Putnam; Ethan Verke, son of Nolan Verke and Annemarie Verke; Dillon Hickey, son of Quenton and Krystal Hickey; O’Connell Qualley, son of Lorena and Jeffrey Qualley.

In the 17th and 18th centuries in Rome and Venice, individuals began celebrating what we call today “Mardi Gras” or Fat Tuesday. This celebration was to prepare individuals for the 40 days of Lent. Today, celebrations are held around the world, even in Baker! On Feb. 25, the students in Ms. …

It’s almost time again for the High School and Middle School Academic Olympic competition! Coaches Cindy Quade, Carol Hadley, Carole Bettenhausen, and Diane VanGorden are very excited to see what their students will do in Miles City on March 10 and 11. Last year, the Middle School team place…

The week of February 17-21 was the I Love to Read Week in the Plevna Elementary. The theme of the week was “Reading Takes Us Around the World”. Each class did a novel study focusing on the settings of each story. The elementary students also received a passport to stamp with the sites they v…

Recently Mrs. Oberlander’s second graders read The Magic Tree House Twister on Tuesday by Mary Poppe Osborne, taking place in 1870 in Kansas. In science class, they learned about weather and tornadoes. The kids watched a few videos about tornadoes. Then they read some factual books about twi…

Mrs. Bidwell’s kindergarten class read Pete the Cat World Tour for I Love to Read week. As they were globetrotting with Pete to India, China, London, Paris, Peru, Iceland, Mexico and Egypt, they tried some of the local foods he ate. First, the kindergarteners traveled to India to take a virt…

February 24 - 28 was National FFA Week. On Feb. 24, Plevna FFA members cooked a delicious breakfast for the staff. The Plevna FFA members traveled to Ekalaka on Feb. 25 to compete in Spring Districts. Chapter Officers Chloe Tudor and Dacy Buerkle spent Wednesday sharing their knowledge of ag…

Mrs. Spencer’s fifth grade class read The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, where they explored from London to the English countryside. The story occurs during World War II. They studied the life of a soldier during World War II. Their story took them to the winter during …

In Mrs. Menees advanced animal science, Jenna Paul and Dacy Buerkle learned about the digestive tracts in animals. They finished their unit by creating digestive tracts from household items such as balloons, straws, detergent cups, sponges and plastic cups. Jenna made a monogastric tract, co…

To celebrate FCCLA week, February 10- 14, the Plevna FCCLA encouraged Plevna students to dress up throughout the week. On Monday, students dressed in the FCCLA colors to create a “sea of red”. Many students came dressed as their favorite Superhero on Tuesday displaying this year’s theme for …

On Feb. 13, Mrs. Downing’s first grade and Mrs. Oberlander’s second grade classes traveled to the Plevna Senior Citizen Center to spread the joy of music for Valentine’s Day. After singing a few lovely songs, the students enjoyed some hot chocolate. Not only did the students enjoy singing, b…

The BHS Student Council sponsored a friendly competition during the week of Valentine’s Day. Students who purchased a heart entered into a competition to see if they could resist talking to the opposite sex and keep their hearts, while at the same time trying to capture the hearts of their c…

The BHS Student Council raised over $500 to be split between the families of Lance Lawrence and Jaxson Apple. Several individuals donated items, including Forsyth student Makenna Chander, Kristen Fleury, head woman’s softball coach at DSU, Terry Curry, Diane VanGorden, Alsyon Lineback, Maria…

Mrs. Oberlander’s second grade class finished reading both “Nate the Great” and “Nate loves Pancakes”, so they decided a celebration was in order. The kids sampled each pancake and used adjectives to describe each one. They had pancakes from all over the world such as Slovakia (Palacinky), G…

On Jan. 24, Mrs. Oberlander’s second graders had the chance to bring their own teddy bears to school. The students learned about Theodore Roosevelt, as well as learning how teddy bears came into existence, and how they are constructed. They also read stories to their teddy bears.

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It’s a plane, it’s a bird, it’s Superman! If you were at the basketball games on Feb. 7 when the Baker Spartans hosted the Forsyth Dogies, you saw many students and some fans dressed as Super Heroes. They were there to recognize two young boys with ties to the Baker community who are battlin…

The Baker Boys JV team had an excellent matchup with Forsyth on Feb. 7, with a final score of 35-13 for the Spartans. Sophomore Garrett Lesh led the Spartans with an impressive 20 points overall, along with 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Ethan Gundlach was next in scoring with 6 points and 3 rebou…

On Feb. 7, the Baker Spartans hosted the Forsyth Dogies. The Spartans came out strong and led 13 - 7 after the first quarter. In the second quarter the Dogies rallied and made a comeback. When the buzzer rang at the end of the half, the Dogies led 26 - 23. After the half both teams battled b…