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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.

May 12, 2014 10:15 am 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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Winners and losers in school elections across Yellowstone County

School board and levy elections were held in districts all across Yellowstone County on Tuesday night. 

May 06, 2014 8:35 pmLoading…
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. 

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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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Riverside Middle School principal out, replaced by principal from Castle Rock

Riverside Middle School principal out, replaced by principal from Castle Rock

School District 2 officials removed Riverside Middle School's principal from her job on Thursday. 

March 28, 2014 10:01 am Photos

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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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