On May 5, voters decide on a $23.5 million school bond that should nicely position the Big Sky School District (BSSD) for the next 10 years of growth. “Our obligation [to educate students] is too important to be reactive all the time,” BSSD superintendent Dustin Shipman said.
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Big Sky is set in one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems and live classrooms within which mysteries of the natural world can be studied.
Six or so months ago the Big Sky School District board of directors met in the Ophir Elementary cafeteria for their regular monthly meeting – a fresh batch of teachers was just settling in to the new school year.
This week's Miner of the Week is kindergartner Wylie Brunner. "She greets me with a smile every morning and afternoon, and doesn't walk off the bus without saying, 'Have a good day Mr. Brad'. She is always very kind and sweet," said her bus driver Mr. Brad.
Wins against Home School, Anderson and Monforton during the Bozeman Rural Schools Championship on Feb. 25 were the icing on an already delicious cake for the undefeated Ophir Middle School girls 7thand 8thgrade Miner basketball team. The Miners finished out their perfect season as champions of their district.
Hunter Strauss is a well-liked student with his eighth-grade classmates. He has shown major growth in becoming an effective and positive leader among his peers. His teacher relays he has been taking creative risk and makes learning look effortless. Hunter continues to shine by developing characteristics seldom seen in his peers.
This week's Miner of the Week is fifth-grade student Scarlet Rosheim. Scarlet is not only a dedicated student in the classroom, but she has also been spreading her wings on the basketball court. "She is very sweet and works really hard to learn the game," said one of her coaches. "Scarlet is very diligent and exhibits all of the learner profile
Sixth-grader Jose Chairez has been described as a fun, caring and kind student. He has consistently and without hesitation helped teachers and staff with translating for new students. Overall Jose displays a positive attitude and encourages others to do the same. Thanks Jose for all your help!
This week's Miner of the week is fourth grader Townes Laxson. "I am recognizing Townes as being a principled fourth grader this month. As I've gotten to know him, from the beginning of the year, I see that Townes takes responsibility for his own actions. He is not only kind, fair, and honest with his classmates, but with me too.
The middle school girls basketball season is now underway, and student interest in the sport is high. This year two teams represent the Ophir Lady Miners, with 20 girls on the 5/6th grade team and 15 on the 7/8th grade team.