Mrs. Linda Hanson, seventh grade Communication Arts teach at Lockwood School, has been named a recipient of a 2008 Golden Apple Award. The Golden Apple Award, which honors excellence in teaching, was established 23 years ago. This year's recipients will be honored at a banquet to be held on April 22, 2008. Visit the links below to view Mrs. Hanson receiving her surprise award.
Mrs. Hanson Receives Award Friends Watch Award Ceremony
The VFW sponsors a writing contest every year. Lockwood students always win or place among the top finishers in this contest. This year the theme of the essay was "What Does it Mean to be a Patriot?" Lockwood School had the top three winners.
1st place-Jasmyn Ketchum who receives $100.00
2nd place-Cole Ketchem who receives $100.00
3rd place-Trevan Sparboe who receives $50.00
Jasmyn's and Cole's papers went on to a District judging and Cole took 2nd and Jasmyn took 3rd at that level. Cole added $75.00 to his winnings and Jas $50.00 more to hers.
The Lockwood School Board was recognized as the Outstanding School Board in Montana at the annual Montana Conference of Education Leadership in October, 2007. One other school board, Monforton, shared the honor.
Over the years, the Lockwood Board has won 17 consecutive Golden Gavel awards from the Montana School Board Association. This was just one of the criteria that lead to the board's selection. Among others were community partnerships, trustee training and education, board policy, facilities/grounds programs, board and administrative collaboration, personnel, community involvement and other examples of board excellence.
Lockwood board members include Sue Vinton, Teresa Stroebe, Tim Sather, Peter Freivalds, Greg Bochy, Jason Hamrick and Becky Malenowsky. Jason Hamrick commented in an interview, "Boards change, but the criteria are the same, and to get that kind of consistency, it's amazing."