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'It makes us smart:' Free books kindle literacy for kindergartners

'It makes us smart:' Free books kindle literacy for kindergartners

Kindergartners squeezed onto the class reading mat and sat "criss-cross apple sauce" to listen to a book — a routine activity that is vital for young learners.

December 19, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Billings schools take a stand against bullying

One year ago, Billings Public Schools adopted a new, comprehensive policy against harassment, intimidation and bullying. The district had an anti-bullying policy before that, but the six-page document trustees approved in October 2013 spelled out a clearer, more consistent policy that all sc…

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Gazette opinion: College-in-high-school classes take off

The next step in a new dual-enrollment program depends on what Billings high school students decide next week.

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SD2 unveils plans to offer college-credit classes to students in the fall

SD2 unveils plans to offer college-credit classes to students in the fall

School District 2’s struggles to launch a successful college credit dual-enrollment program for high school students may be a thing of the past.

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District works to balance offerings at its 3 high schools

District works to balance offerings at its 3 high schools

For a while, earlier this year, it looked like Skyview High might have to drop its theater arts class.

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Koch 60th

Koch 60th

Colleen and Arnold Koch of Billings celebrated their 60th anniversary in Washington and Rapid City, S.D.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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1st day of school Wednesday for kindergartners, 'levy teachers'

1st day of school Wednesday for kindergartners, 'levy teachers'

It's not just the kindergartners experiencing their first day of real school Wednesday. It's their teacher, too. 

August 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Terry Bouck finishes first year at helm of SD2 in the win column

Terry Bouck finishes first year at helm of SD2 in the win column

Last month, during the busy final weeks of school, Superintendent Terry Bouck stepped out of his office for the morning and headed down to Senior High School. 

June 15, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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SD2 moves its 3 high school graduations to one day

SD2 moves its 3 high school graduations to one day

High school graduation in Billings is now a triple-header. 

May 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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United Way elects new board members

United Way of Yellowstone County elected three new members to the board of directors. They are Brenda Koch, K-12 executive director-Leadership Support, Billings Public Schools; Darren Walker, VP Human Resources, St. Vincent Healthcare; and Charles Wetherington, incident investigation special…

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Gazette opinion: Slow progress on cutting oversize classes

Last week, The Gazette reported Billings Public Schools fall enrollment of 10,983 students in its elementary district, an increase of 189 over last year.

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SD2 looks to address its graduation rate

SD2 looks to address its graduation rate

Just over three-quarters of the Billings School District 2 students who started high school as freshmen in 2007 -- or who joined the school later -- graduated as seniors in 2011.

September 15, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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SD2 preps for late Wednesday start at high schools

When school begins at the end of the month, School District 2 will venture into the unknown — on Wednesday mornings.

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Brenda Koch

Brenda Koch

Brenda Koch

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Billings woman places 4th in fishing tournament

Billings woman places 4th in fishing tournament

DRAYTON, N.D. — Brenda Koch of Billings took fourth place in the Whopper category in Drayton’s Rod & Reel Rally catfishing tournament held July 21 at Hastings Landing Recreation Area.

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Bouck starts superintendent's job on the run

Bouck starts superintendent's job on the run

Even in the middle of a blizzard of new job chores Tuesday afternoon, Terry Bouck remained calm and relaxed.

July 04, 2012 8:31 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Expanded partnerships work for Billings students

Gazette opinion: Expanded partnerships work for Billings students

The 2,300 Billings Public Schools students in middle school just received a boost in homework help.

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Denny Rehberg back in school

Denny Rehberg back in school

Montana Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg meets with his sister, Dr. Shanna Henry, center, who is principal at Miles Avenue Elementary School, and Brenda Koch, right, the Billings School District 2 K-12 executive director for the east side of Billings. The trio met Wednesday to talk about federa…

September 28, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…
Rehberg visits sister's elementary school, learns about Title I

Rehberg visits sister's elementary school, learns about Title I

It was a sibling spat that brought Montana Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg to Miles Avenue Elementary School on Wednesday morning.

September 28, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…
Students learn world lessons from Pakistani teacher

Students learn world lessons from Pakistani teacher

The last thing kids want to be told is that going to school is a privilege.

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