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SD2 hopes to finish air conditioning work at Senior High with grant money

SD2 hopes to finish air conditioning work at Senior High with grant money

It seemed unseasonably warm through much of May and still most of Senior High stayed cool and comfortable.

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Summer comes a day early for Broadwater, McKinley; renovations begin Friday

Summer comes a day early for Broadwater, McKinley; renovations begin Friday

Students at Broadwater and McKinley elementary schools get extra day of summer vacation.

June 05, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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West High grad doesn't let injuries keep her down

West High grad doesn't let injuries keep her down

Andria Spring discovered the cosmos had a sense of humor when she busted her nose while playing soccer and found out it would require surgery. 

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Skyview grad sees next step as chance to expand her life

Skyview grad sees next step as chance to expand her life

When Raegan Bunting was a sophomore at Skyview High, the moment came when she had to decide if she was going to embrace the high school experience or coast along in the background.

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Retired MDOT employee, missing since April, found dead in Pryors

Retired MDOT employee, missing since April, found dead in Pryors

Jane Kelly received the news she was half-expecting to come but completely dreading.

May 29, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Adult Education grad wants to show there's more to a person than just a name

Adult Education grad wants to show there's more to a person than just a name

When Victoria Reyna headed back to school last year she was thinking about her kids.

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SD2 board welcomes new members, bids farewell to departing trustees

SD2 board welcomes new members, bids farewell to departing trustees

In its first official act of the evening, the Billings School District 2 board swore in two new trustees and an incumbent Monday night, ratifying the results of the May 6 elections.

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School, community come together for teen with cerebral palsy

School, community come together for teen with cerebral palsy

These days, when Cole Barnes visits his mom at McKinley Elementary School, all around he sees kids and teachers wearing T-shirts he helped create. 

May 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Raucous, joyful welcome for last trip to D.C.

Raucous, joyful welcome for last trip to D.C.

One last time, Montana's Honor Flight arrived at Billings Logan International Airport on Monday night, greeted by more than 1,000 cheering onlookers welcoming them home. 

May 12, 2014 9:24 pm Photos

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SD2 trustee resigns from board to take new job

SD2 trustee resigns from board to take new job

School District 2 board trustee Lindy Graves announced his resignation Monday morning as he prepares to take a new job in South Dakota.

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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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Business owner and PTA mom beats Tea Partier in SD2 board race

Business owner and PTA mom beats Tea Partier in SD2 board race

Billings business owner Susan Layton beat out her challenger for a seat on the School District 2 board after ballots were tallied Tuesday night.

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Incumbent wins race for school board seat

Incumbent wins race for school board seat

It looks like incumbent Janna Hafer will keep her seat on the School District 2 board. 

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Board committee talks school boundary planning and scoreboard upgrades

School District 2 hopes it will find the best people for its committee tasked with redrawing school boundaries.

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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…
Documents shed light on Riverside Middle School principal's departure

Documents shed light on Riverside Middle School principal's departure

The Riverside Middle School principal who was removed from her job in March has negotiated a financial deal with School District 2 that will allow her to retire.

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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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Family works to spread word in hopes of finding missing man

Family works to spread word in hopes of finding missing man

Several months ago, Joe Kelly drove up to the Montana Department of Transportation’s office here in Billings ready to go to work.

April 24, 2014 4:57 pm Photos

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High school juniors take ACT for free

High school juniors take ACT for free

Every public high school junior in Billings — and across the state — took the ACT college entrance exam Wednesday free of charge.

April 23, 2014 4:56 pm Photos

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SD2 superintendent earns high marks

SD2 superintendent earns high marks

Superintendent Terry Bouck was given mostly high praise in his first performance evaluation by the Billings School District 2 board at its Monday night meeting. 

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SD2 high school board race becomes battle of approach

SD2 high school board race becomes battle of approach

Eric Olsen doesn’t shy away from controversy.

April 21, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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SD2 race pits incumbent against classroom volunteer

SD2 race pits incumbent against classroom volunteer

Janna Hafer has been plugged into Billings Public Schools in some way her whole life.

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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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Summer of science: Camps to help students have fun, learn

David Snow knows summer camps, it's how he put himself through high school and college.

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SD2 works to balance forecasts with finances

School District 2 needs $5.6 million by 2018 to afford running the two new middle schools that it plans to build over the next three years.

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SD2 board moves forward on superintendent evaluations

SD2 board moves forward on superintendent evaluations

School District 2 trustees will be busy over the next three days as they fill out their evaluations of Superintendent Terry Bouck. 

April 07, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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SD2 Board to talk redrawing school boundaries, superintendent evaluation

School District 2 trustees will hold a special meeting on Monday to decide the parameters for this year’s superintendent evaluation and to begin the process of redrawing school boundaries.

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'Slow down and pay attention': Cyclists, walkers and drivers need to be aware of one another

'Slow down and pay attention': Cyclists, walkers and drivers need to be aware of one another

It might not seem like it now, but eventually spring weather will hit Billings and kids will start regularly walking to school again.

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Exxon, First Interstate Bank give boxes of books to Lockwood kids

Exxon, First Interstate Bank give boxes of books to Lockwood kids

Dan Carter, chief of community affairs for ExxonMobil in Billings, stood in front of a room of fifth-graders at Lockwood Elementary School and extolled for them the virtues of reading.

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SD2 moves into next phase of facilities management

As School District 2 gears up to launch nearly 60 maintenance projects this summer, district officials have restructured its facilities management team to handle the load.

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SD2 will see two contested board races

SD2 will see two contested board races

The deadline to file to run for a seat on the School District 2 board of trustees closed Thursday evening; five candidates will be running. 

March 27, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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New program has doctors prescribing books to kids

New program has doctors prescribing books to kids

Pediatricians at the Children's Clinic have started giving books to their young patients in an effort to promote and improve early childhood literacy in Billings.

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Actor Jeff Bridges joins governor, school breakfast program founder on tour

Actor Jeff Bridges joins governor, school breakfast program founder on tour

Just as Jeff Bridges was getting into his tour of the Billings Family YMCA with Gov. Steve Bullock, a woman stopped him in the hallway and asked for a photo.

March 21, 2014 1:20 pm Video Photos

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Year's best educators awarded with Golden Apples

Year's best educators awarded with Golden Apples

Kevin Cicero was caught completely off guard when the Golden Apple prize committee showed up at Boulder Elementary School on Thursday.  

March 21, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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New Senior High program recognizes students who take every tough class

New Senior High program recognizes students who take every tough class

And then there were 16.

March 20, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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SD2 trustees start superintendent's evaluation process

SD2 trustees start superintendent's evaluation process

The job performance of Superintendent Terry Bouck is now open for review.

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Service animals aren't just any old dog

Service animals aren't just any old dog

Just because it’s wearing a vest doesn’t mean it’s a service animal.

March 17, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Career Center students gear up for competition in Havre

Career Center students gear up for competition in Havre

Students from the Career Center's SkillsUSA Club are headed up to Havre next month to compete with other Montana high schools with a little assist from some friends. 

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SD2 committee sees first schematics for new middle school

SD2 committee sees first schematics for new middle school

School District 2 trustees got their first look on Monday night at models and schematics for the new Heights middle school and for the newly redesigned McKinley and Broadwater elementary schools.

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Gysler Furniture burns in Wolf Point

Gysler Furniture burns in Wolf Point

Firefighters battled a blaze at Gysler Furniture in Wolf Point on Monday afternoon.  

March 10, 2014 3:07 pm Photos

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Defendant in Heights shooting case pleads guilty

Defendant in Heights shooting case pleads guilty

Appearing in Yellowstone District Court on Thursday morning, the man involved in the 2012 Christmas Day shooting in the Heights pleaded guilty to an amended charge of mitigated deliberate homicide for killing 34-year-old Sabah Mallak.

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Deadline approaches to file for SD2 board race

Just three weeks left to file for the School District 2 board race.

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Local high schools, colleges pushing for more dual enrollment

In 2013, Billings claimed fewer high school students also enrolled in college courses than any other comparable community in Montana.

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State program helps SD2 students with mental health needs

Sometimes you need a professional. 

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Lagging behind rest of Montana, SD2 looking for ways to boost dual enrollment

Lagging behind rest of Montana, SD2 looking for ways to boost dual enrollment

School District 2's struggles to launch a successful college credit dual-enrollment program for high school students is probably best illustrated by Mikayla Burpee. 

March 02, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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SD2 hasn't canceled school in a quarter century

SD2 hasn't canceled school in a quarter century

By Friday, nearly a foot of new snow had piled up in Billings, and it still wasn't enough for School District 2 to break its 25-year record of keeping classes open in inclement weather.

February 28, 2014 5:00 pm Video Photos

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SD2 board and city council discuss levies and pedestrian safety

City and school leaders are looking at ways to make it safer for pedestrians to walk to downtown and midtown schools.

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SD2 sees increase in AP class enrollment

More high school students in Billings — and from across Montana — took Advanced Placement classes in 2013 than ever before.

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Battin building's new owner visits Billings, meets with community leaders

Battin building's new owner visits Billings, meets with community leaders

The new owners of the old James F. Battin Federal Building visited Billings earlier this week and met with city officials and business leaders, answering questions and spreading the word that they have plenty of office space ready to lease.

February 18, 2014 8:11 pm Photos

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