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Graduation Matters

Students from across the state meet up, solve problems

Students from across the state meet up, solve problems

High-schoolers on the state Student Advisory Board met for their spring retreat in Billings on Friday and quickly got to work on solving all the world’s problems.

April 25, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Graduation Matters program celebrates increase in high school graduation, fewer dropouts

Graduation Matters program celebrates increase in high school graduation, fewer dropouts

HELENA — Montana’s high school dropout rate has declined for the third time in four years and the statewide graduation rate is up to 84.4 percent, thanks in part to the Graduation Matters Montana program, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau said Tuesday.

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Montana hands out more Graduation Matters grants

Billings School District 2 will receive another $5,000 from the state Office of Public Instruction to support its local high school graduation campaign. 

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Seventh-graders at Riverside Middle School celebrate

Seventh-graders at Riverside Middle School celebrate

Seventh-graders at Riverside Middle School celebrate making the honor roll March 27 afternoon during an assembly for Graduation Matters Billings.

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Gazette opinion: Community must ensure graduation matters

Gazette opinion: Community must ensure graduation matters

Over the next several weeks, Billings residents will hear a lot about their K-8 public schools. They should know that the high schools also are getting community attention.

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Graduation Matters rolls out in the middle schools

Graduation Matters rolls out in the middle schools

They didn't want to show too much enthusiasm — they're young teenagers, after all, and have a certain level of cool to maintain. 

March 27, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Hyping high school

Hyping high school

Senior High class secretary Kellen Wardnow, with athletes and cheerleaders from both West and Senior, addresses the student body at Riverside Middle School on Wednesday afternoon during an assembly as part of the Graduation Matters program.

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Ringing the bell

Ringing the bell

Eighth graders at Riverside Middle School celebrate making a 4.0 grade average by ringing the school bell Wednesday afternoon during an assembly as part of the Graduation Matters program.

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Sign the graduation pledge

Sign the graduation pledge

Will Parsons, foreground, and Nolan Moore sign high school graduation pledge cards in their sixth-period class Wednesday afternoon after an assembly at the school.

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Middle school students tour MSUB

Middle school students tour MSUB

Montana State University Billings has its first verbal commitment from a Lewis and Clark Middle School student.

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West student beats odds to graduate, boosts Graduation Matters efforts

When it comes to education, Ryan Lafko wanted to try the five-year plan. But in high school, there is no five-year plan.

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SD2 gets $10K to fight high school dropout rate

State Superintendent of Schools Denise Juneau, visiting Billings Tuesday afternoon, apologized to interim Superintendent Jack Copps for not having a giant novelty check to hand him.

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