School District 2
The new middle school to be constructed in the Billings Heights will be named in honor of the Crow war chief Joseph Medicine Crow.
The students and teachers hard at work inside McKinley and Broadwater elementary schools are surrounded by a hive of activity.
After Billings residents weighed in on the identity of the new middle school to be built in the Heights, the group overseeing the process has decided to send all four possible school names to the School District 2 Board of Trustees for consideration.
Billings residents may contribute to the planning process that will direct School District 2 into the future during meetings Jan. 26 and 28.
Allen Halter, chairman for the School District 2 board of trustees, said he won’t seek re-election to the board.
The proportion of Billings students who graduated high school increased again last year, but so did the number of those who dropped out.
UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. Buses in Billings School District 2 will resume normal routes for Friday afternoon drop off, Superintendent Terry Bouck said.
Soon all Billings high school students and staff will be expected to carry identification on campus as part of a district effort to make buildings safer.
Should the sixth, seventh and eighth graders who attend the future Heights middle school be known as the Raptors, and their sports uniforms emblazoned in gold and deep red?
Lines being drawn by 24 volunteers and a consultant will change where more than 1,000 Billings students go to school.
A new middle school on the West End, already approved by voters, could get the final go-ahead from School District 2’s board of trustees on Monday.
Families with a stake in where their children go to school can get their opinions on the map Tuesday evening.
At about the same time Kevin Woods had his customer service job outsourced to another country, he realized he had a house full of Lego bricks and Minifigs.
For every parent who dreads the first squawks from a fifth-grader’s trumpet, there's a proud parent whose kid made honor band or stayed in school because music mattered.
School District 2 administrators said Tuesday they are confident the district still needs two new middle schools in the Heights and West End — and will have the funds to operate them.
The committee assigned to redraw Billings elementary school enrollment boundaries will hold its fourth monthly meeting on Tuesday.
Contrary to expectations, the final enrollment tally shows the number of students attending Billings School District 2 this year did not rise, but officials say that could lend flexibility to the district in years to come.
As the enrollment boundaries for Billings elementary and middle schools are redrawn, continuity could be restored to a network of special needs classrooms that has been fragmented by space shortages.
The findings of an investigation into bullying allegations made by the father of Zoey Not Afraid, the 11-year-old Riverside student who died by suicide last month, will be announced on Monday, School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck said.
Construction of the new middle school in the Heights is poised to start, as construction crews prepare the site and improve adjacent roadways.
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