Susie Hedalen

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Dear Families,                                                                                                                                                                      1/9/2023

Tonight we will engage in strategic planning!

Strategic Planning - Meeting 2 - Framework and Goal Review

January 9, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Community Room

1) Introductions (5 min)

2) Setting Expectations (5 min)

3) Recap previous Strategic Planning meeting (10 Min)

4) Feedback / Discussion from Mission, Vision, Core Values, Collaborative Vision of the Future, and Goals (15 to 30 min)

5) Goal Review & Discussion (small group work session) - (app. 60 min) - Note, 2021 partial revisions will be included in the discussion.

6) Report out of small groups (10 to 20 min)



Thank you for participating in the great activities the holidays brought and supporting our school and students. Please watch out for the fun family engagement opportunities you will have in the first two weeks of the new year! There are also many new Old Baldy Adult Ed. Courses beginning.

There is no school on January 16, 2023 - Staff PIR Day.

There is no school on January 20, 2023- Day off.

Family Events:

January 16, 2023--- 3:30-4:30--- 63 Gym Levi Horn: Keynote Speech and 9 Things Successful Athletes Have in Common 

This is an incredible opportunity for students, families, and community members. 

Levi provides: A motivational speech about overcoming barriers. Teaching skills that he learned from failures in his life and the importance of having goals and asking for help. This workshop goes through attitude, motivation, goals and commitment, people skills, self-talk, mental imagery, managing anxiety, managing emotions, and concentration. He uses contemporary coping skills, traditional knowledge, and his story to deliver this workshop. These are skills that everyone can benefit from learning or going over again.


I am enrolled Northern Cheyenne, and I use my story to empower youth to reach for their dreams. I intertwine traditional knowledge, Sports, and counseling techniques to instill coping skills into participants' lives.

Levi Horn Education & Experience:

  • Rogers HS 01-05

  • U of Oregon 05

  • U of Montana 06-09

  • Chicago Bears 10-12

  • Min. Vikings 13

January 17, 2023---5:00-7:00--- STEAM Night & Potato Bar at the Townsend Elementary School 

Thank you to the Foth Farm for providing the potatoes!

Theme: Cattle, Crops & Country


Phase II of the construction project is complete, and it is incredible how much space it adds. We have a functioning hallway connecting the school buildings and library and will no longer be traveling through P.E. classes in the multipurpose room. There will be a sensory room for students with sensory needs or PT. Mr. Racht will have an office closer to the middle school, and other staff will be moving into that wing, such as IT. Join us for STEAM Night to see this great space and meet some of our new teachers and staff. We are still working on adjusting temperatures throughout the building with the latest HVAC systems purchased through ESSER funds; thank you for your patience when you visit. The elementary playground is open, and as you know, the new drop-off and pick-up plans are in place. Phase III, two additional classrooms, has broken ground and will be completed in June of 2023.


We would also like to thank Kay Ingalls for her years of service as a librarian in the Community! Stay tuned for information on her Retirement Celebration!


We are working to support all families in need and remove barriers at the school. Please reach out to our coordinators if you have students or families we can support:

  • Mrs. Bleile has been appointed as the Military Family Liaison

  • Mrs. Hartmann is the Homeless Family Point of Contact

  • Mrs. Hedalen is the Foster Care Point of Contact 

Please reach out to set up a meeting or call me with any questions, concerns, or input!

Thank you, 

Susie Hedalen

School Superintendent      406-441-3454