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Lockwood School Newsletter Fall 2016



First Day of School is August 23
School Begins at:
7:55 am Grades 6-8
8:00 am Grades K-5
(Please refer to page 3 for Kindergartner)

Open House
Tuesday, August 22
5:30 - 7:00
School Dismissal Times:
2:55 pm Kindergarten
3:00 pm Grades 1-8
Early release every Wednesday
2:00 pm All Grades

CONTACT INFORMATION

Elementary K-2 Offices
252-2776

Principal - Jenny Fox
Secretary K-2 - Rhonda Johnson

Elementary 3-5 Offices
248-3239

Principal - Kelly Kinsey
Secretary 3-5 - Renee Oliszczak

Middle School 6-8 Office
259-0154

Principal - Gordon Klasna
Dean Of Students - Tony Derrig
Secretary - Stacy Schlepp

District Administration Central Office
252-6022

Superintendent - Tobin Novasio
Director of Special Programs - Don Christman
Business Manager/Clerk - Laurie Noonkester
Asst. Business Manager/Registrar - DeeAnn Nielsen
Facilities Director - Marc Dearing
Administrative Assistant - Melissa Kittelmann

StarLockwood STARS PreschoolStar
*Starting in September *2017-2018 School Year
*Do you have a child who will turn 4 years old on or before Sept. 10th, 2017?
*Are you interested in them attending our NEW, FREE and FULL YEAR Preschool program?
Contact DeeAnn at 252-2776 x4
*SUPERINTENDENT'S NOTE*

Parents, Students and Community Members,

Welcome back to school! I'm sure the parents are happier to hear those words than the students.
As everone knows Mr. Bowman retired last spring after a long and distinguished career at Lockwood Schools. He will be missed, but I'm excited to report that this change has provided increased leadership opportunities for several other members of our team. Mrs. Jennifer Fox will now serve as the Principal for Pre-K through grade 2. Mr. Kelly Kinsey moves over from the Middle School to become the Intermediate Principal and will oversee grades 3-5. Longtime Middle School History Teacher Tony Derrig will now assist Principal Klasna as the Dean of Students and Activities Director.
We were recently notified that we have received grant funding from the state to operate a school year long STARS Pre-school program serving 4-year olds. We were one of less than 20 programs selected out of over 50 applicants statewide. Our Spring Kindergarten Readiness program will continue as scheduled. We have also paired with AWARE, renting their organization space to provide the community with an Early Head Start Program servicing children up to the age of three. These two new programs paired with our existing services give our youngest Lockwood residents as much opportunity for early learning as any community in the state. We will reap the benefits of these programs for many years to come as these students progress through our system.
Finally, the Montana Legislature made a key change to the law last session that now allows you as the parents and taxpayers to vote on the future of our community's high school students. A Lockwood High School is now legally a possibility. There is a parents' group sharing information and gathering feedback. Please check the website and Reader Board for meeting dates and times.
I want to thank you in advance for the opportunity to work with your children. I promise that Lockwood Schools will maintain its tradition of excellence and that we will strive everyday to provide our students with the best education possible. Go Lions!

Tobin Novasio, Superintendent
novasiot@lockwoodschool.org