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Retired teachers looking forward to new beginnings

Retired teachers looking forward to new beginnings

The West High bells rang one last time Friday for John Miller, as his teaching career came to an end 32 years after it began in much the same way.

June 06, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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'You win by trying:' Will James students get a lesson in perseverance

'You win by trying:' Will James students get a lesson in perseverance

Jerry Traylor was born with cerebral palsy and has walked with special crutches his entire life. 

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Will James science bowl team earns top award

Will James Middle School students took home the top prize for design and engineering during the National Science Bowl held over the weekend in Washington, D.C. 

April 29, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
Apollo astronaut talks engineering, annunciation with Will James students

Apollo astronaut talks engineering, annunciation with Will James students

What's a trip to a middle school classroom when you've been to the moon?

April 15, 2014 3:40 pm Video Photos

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Gazette opinion: Let’s get moving to support Billings trails

Over the past decade, Billings has built a trail system that is now used by an average of 200 to 300 people daily for walking, running or biking.

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Hunger prevention. Gov. Steve Bullock saved 2,172 Montana households from cuts in their federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. To address changes in the new farm bill, Bullock ordered the state to increase heating assistance for low-income households. That change will c…

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Gazette opinion: Elementary lessons in energy savings

Lew Anderson is a weather watcher. By the middle of last week, the Billings school district’s facilities director had determined that subzero weekend forecasts necessitated heating school buildings Sunday and Monday nights as if they were occupied to prevent pipes from freezing. Most of our …

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America's future problem solvers show their stuff

America's future problem solvers show their stuff

If the Yellowstone supervolcano ever erupts, a Billings team preparing for the statewide FIRST Lego League competition Saturday in Bozeman has figured out how to deal with some of the spewed ash: mine the minerals as part of what would be the biggest reclamation process in human history.

January 25, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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The middle school site with the most points wins

The planning and development committee for School District 2 is putting together criteria the SD2 board will use to decide which of its new, bond-approved middle school will be built first. 

December 09, 2013 7:57 pmLoading…

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Practicing patriotism. Will James Middle School teacher Hunter Jones’ classes have sent 5,000 care packages and 10,000 letters to U.S. troops since 2002. The VFW honored Jones’ efforts to involve students by naming him VFW national teacher of the year.

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Students go all out at assembly for Will James teacher

Students go all out at assembly for Will James teacher

The gym filled with seventh- and eighth-graders at Will James Middle School was on its feet cheering for Hunter Jones as he was presented with his national Veterans of Foreign Wars teacher of the year award in Billings.

October 24, 2013 4:30 pm Video Photos

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Will James teacher wins national award

Will James teacher wins national award

Will James Middle School teacher Hunter Jones accepts the VFW's national teacher of the year award.

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Gazette opinion: Time to study Billings K-8 school bond issue

Billings Public Schools’ $122.3 million bond issue raises many questions for voters, such as:

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Blade Miller

Blade Miller

Blade Miller, an eighth-grader at Will James Middle School, gives it his all as he heaves the shot put during a recent middle school track meet.

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Kids' Run T-shirt features sixth-grader's artwork

Kids' Run T-shirt features sixth-grader's artwork

Rachel Walker, a sixth-grader at Will James Middle School, will have her artwork featured on the 2013 Kids’ Run T-shirts.

May 07, 2013 2:15 pmLoading…
Winning design

Winning design

Rachel Walker, a sixth-grader at Will James Middle School, has her artwork featured on the 2013 Kids' Run T-shirts.

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Riverside Middle School to host sixth-graders in the fall

Riverside Middle School will be home to a group of about 85 sixth-graders beginning in the fall, when classes return from summer break.

April 25, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…
Will James students racing their way to Washington D.C.

Will James students racing their way to Washington D.C.

Will James Middle School's Science Bowl team members Michael Stoll, Jacob Linfesty, Katrina Terry, Mary Helen Satrom and Whitaker Mercer show off their carbon fiber race car that they will be racing in the National Science Bowl competition in Washington D.C.

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Will James students gear up for National Science Bowl

Will James students gear up for National Science Bowl

It's one of the best teams with one of the best cars that Pat Kenney has ever coached.

April 23, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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 National Science Bowl electri car

National Science Bowl electri car

Will James Middle School students show the electric car they built and will race at the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., this weekend.

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