Join us tonight for our October School Board meeting, at the live link below. Staff and community members are encouraged to attend the live meeting at the Community Room. The meeting starts promptly at 6PM. https://youtu.be/vdzx33OHO6w
Attention remote HS learners and your parents: We need all remote learning HS students to have their pictures taken for the yearbook on picture retake day, October 13th! Please come to the community room starting at 8:00AM...no purchase necessary, and thank you!!
Attention Senior Parents: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be submitted starting October 1st with December 1st being the priority deadline. Both the student and one parent must create their FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov and then may complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov. A Zoom recording of the FAFSA Overview is on the MASFAA website under their resources: https://www.masfaaonline.org/resources/Documents/FAFSA%20Overview%20MASFAA.mp4 Carroll and Helena College will have seven counselors available to answer FAFSA questions on Thursday, October 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM by dialing 406-447-3440.
A followup to the call that was sent to parents/guardians last night: Townsend Schools has been impacted by a confirmed positive Covid-19 test in the high school. While this is not a reason to panic, it is a reason to be diligent in monitoring for changing health conditions with your students. The district has had practices in place to lower the risk, limit any potential contact, and allow for effective contact tracing. As we work with our County Health Department and health professionals, some parents may be contacted regarding potential close contact and additional health monitoring recommendations. After reviewing potential classes and students/staff affected, the list is very minimal. Townsend Schools is committed to promoting the health and safety of students, staff, and community. If you are contacted by the County Health Department regarding potential close contact, we urge you to follow the recommendations provided. We also urge all students, staff, and community members to continue the safety protocols that are already in place. If any other cases arise, we will continue to keep you informed. Thank you, Superintendent Wilkerson
Attention, Bulldog Fans! This week's spectator information: JHVB (away)- 2 spectators/participating athlete HSVB @ Boulder- 2 spectators/participating athlete HSVB @ Choteau- 4 spectators/participating athlete JH & HS Home CC Meets- If on Old Baldy Golf Course property, MASKS HAVE TO BE WORN PROPERLY AT ALL TIMES! No spectators allowed to gather at the starting or finishing lines, and fans cannot follow runners along the course. Thank you for your cooperation as we are all doing the best we can to continue allow spectators at our events...Go Bulldogs!!
Because our senior class was unable to take the ACT in March of last year as juniors, all seniors will be taking the ACT on October 6, 2020!
Montana's College Application Week is September 28 - October 9, 2020. Participating high school seniors not only have an opportunity to apply to college, but to also use the new central application through ApplyMontana.org to apply to any school(s) in the Montana University System for FREE! Mrs. Audet is available to help seniors with their applications.
Last week, our Early Childhood Development class hosted it's first virtual story time- homecoming themed of course! Here is a link to the story performance and a picture of the craft project that accompanied it...go Bulldogs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtN5F1BwljA
Just a reminder that 3-12 Parent/Teacher conferences are tomorrow (Tues.) starting at 4:00PM. Please click the following link for details on specifics for each grade level! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nzD_E2OO1n9JODxE8x0amqYQ7FfwaghKfJXl33fDzUY/edit?usp=sharing
This week's activities: Mon: JHFB @ Anaconda- 4PM, NHS Induction Ceremony-7:00PM Heritage Park Tues: CC @ Lewistown-11AM, 3-12 Parent/Teacher Conf.-4PM Thurs: HSVB @ Big Timber-4PM, JHCC @ Belgrade, JHVB vs Belgrade @ Home-4PM Fri: HSFB @ Three Forks-7PM Sat: CC @ Three Forks, HSVB @ FAIRFIELD @ 1PM
This Week's Activities UPDATED!!! Mon-Sat: HOMECOMING WEEK!! Mon: JHFB @ Home- 4PM, JHVB @ Whitehall- 4PM, Seniors Lighting the B- 6:15 PM Tues: HSVB @ Manhattan- 4PM Thurs: HSVB @ Home- 4PM Fri: Q1 Mid Quarter, HSFB @ Home- 7PM Sat: CC @ Boulder
Next week's 3-12 parent/teacher conference information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nzD_E2OO1n9JODxE8x0amqYQ7FfwaghKfJXl33fDzUY/edit?usp=sharing
Due to unhealthy air quality caused by smoke, the home cross country meet scheduled for today (Sat. Sept. 19th) has been cancelled. Please help spread the word.
Yes, we are absolutely having a Covid friendly Homecoming at BHS!! Here's the list of events/activities: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14zKMFkLycCQudZPrPDehhLtG6HprNimk9I_o1xJ7glc/edit?usp=sharing
ATTENTION BULLDOG FANS!! SPECTATOR UPDATES FOR THIS WEEK'S AWAY ACTIVITIES: HSVB, JHVB, & HSFB- 2 parents or guardians per active athlete on the rosters. HSVB & HSFB will be broadcast on nfhsnetwork.com and on KDGZ Radio...yes, VB too!! CC- For the home meet this Saturday, only family members of Bulldog participants and coaches are allowed to attend. No spectators allowed at start or finish and family groups have to stay together. Masks and social distancing required! GOOD LUCK BULLDOGS!!
Just a reminder per our adopted covid reopening policy: In an effort to limit contact and therefore limit the opportunities of potentially bringing the virus to our buildings, parents, guardians, and community members are asked to not be at the school facility without prior approval, an appointment, or as an approved spectator at a scheduled event. This includes, before, during, and after school. Thank you again for your continued patience and cooperation during this time.
This Week's Activities/Events: Mon: JHFB @ Livingston- 4PM- No Spectators Tues: JHVB @ Home- 4PM Thurs: HSVB @ Three Forks- 4PM (2 parent/guardian spectators only), JHVB @ Home- 4PM Fri: HSFB @ Whitehall- 7PM (2 parent/guardian spectators only) Sat: CC @ Home-10AM, HSVB @ Red Lodge- (2 parent/guardian spectators only), JHVB @ Manhattan-(2 parent/guardian spectators only) Have a great week, Bulldogs!!
Attention JHFB Fans...No spectators are allowed at Livingston tonight, but the game can be viewed on https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/broadwater-high-school-townsend-mt with a subscription! We are hoping to have our own cameras up and working at home soon...Stay tuned!
Reopening update letter from Superintendent Wilkerson! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K-qYgIEtEABP7JG_qq6wcTObSuQ5ivvNmFf3qnnwBjY/edit?usp=sharing
Just a reminder that the school is not taking facilities use requests or offering any Old Baldy Adult Ed activities at this time due to the current covid situation and guidelines. Thank you.
This week's activities: Thurs: VB @ Home vs Whitehall- 5PM (No C-Squad- No visiting spectators) Fri: FB @ Home vs Eureka- 7PM Sat: HSVB @ Gardiner- 2PM, HSCC @ Manhattan- 9AM (NO VISITING SPECTATORS ALLOWED AT EITHER EVENT...PLEASE RESPECT OUR COACHES, ADMIN, SCHOOL, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, OUR STUDENT ATHLETES BY FOLLOWING THE RULES WE ALL HAVE TO FOLLOW! Next Monday: NO SCHOOL...HAPPY LABOR DAY!!
Remote Learner Parents & Students: We are in the final stages of getting our Acellus program set up and schedules in. We are hoping to have everything finalized by the end of today! Thank you for your patience while we navigate this new endeavor, and Mr. Gill will be sending out information soon regarding upcoming Google meetings to provide you and your students instructions on using the online program. Thank you!
We want to thank all of our Bulldog fans for your cooperation this weekend with all of the new rules we have to follow! You are the best, and we know you are in this with us...we all just want our athletes to play!!! 💙💙💙 #wecandothistogether #bulldogfansarethebest
Bulldog fans, with our first two home games happening this weekend, and the recent media posts, we just want to make sure everyone is clear on the current spectator policy. For football, at this time, all home fans are allowed at the field. Everyone MUST wear masks and social distance as much as possible. We are encouraging fans to spread out on both sides of the field, with the exception of the fenced off visitors’ section. Home fans need to enter at the East gate only. Volleyball is much more restricted because it’s inside, with masks and social distancing required. Immmediate family members (those living in the same household) have assigned sections on the home side of the gym. BHS students have a section on the visiting side, as well as a limited number of other family & community member seats. When we are full, we are full. We are hopeful that we will have our NFHS cameras soon and will be able to broadcast all of the home VB and FB games! Details for our home CC meet will be announced at a later date. One other thing to note is that other schools in our conference have to follow the directives of their county health boards with regard to visiting spectators. They are not making the final call, and it varries county to county. Please be patient and respectful of the decisions they have to make...it is largely out of their hands. We will do our best to let you know the spectator status of our away games, and please remember the most important thing is for our athletes to get to compete in their events, spectators or no...thank you and GO BULLDOGS!! 💙🏐🐾🏈🏃
Attention Bulldog Fans!! The bad news is our NFHS cameras to broadcast our home games have not yet arrived, but should be here soon! The good news is Bigfork has theirs and will be able to broadcast our first home football game this Friday! The link below is where you can subscribe. You can also still listen in on KDGZ radio...GO BULLDOGS!! 🐶💙🐾 https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail
Bulldog Clubhouse after school program starts Aug 31. Applications are available on the website or the elementary office! 🐾🐾🐾
Hey, Townsend Community, we could use your help! In an effort to provide more outside seating for our HS & JH students during lunch and after school, we are wondering if anyone might have picnic tables we could borrow for awhile. We only have room for a few, so please call Mrs. Heavrin FIRST @ 441-3472 to make arrangements for drop off . We always appreciate all you do for our students!!
A big shoutout to our students and staff for making today as smooth of a start as possible...we got this!! 😃👍🏻💙🐾
Here is the link to our approved Covid Spectator Policy. Please remember these are the students' activities, and our main goal is to have them be able to compete period, whatever that may look like. All of the policy has to be strictly followed, and we need your help in this endeavor...we are lucky we get to have fans at all! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Heavrin...GO BULLDOGS! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WmeDM3f5XJBNaH9oeEH6IpUox66umIIbLSVTg_qylwM/edit?usp=sharing
This week's activities: Mon: Teacher PIR, First Day of JH Practice Tues: Teacher PIR, Freshman/New Student Orientation- 6PM Wed: First Day of School...Welcome back, Bulldogs!!! Fri: FB @ Home vs Bigfork- 7PM Sat: CC @ Boulder- 9:30AM, VB @ Home vs Gardiner- 2PM Have a great first week back...we are so glad you are here!!
Reminder: Free and reduced lunch forms are available at both school offices. Thank you!
Attention High School Parents...Letter from the Principal! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_QRf5KBWp5eVHjsR6j24RfP7YN6_SgmNGtjTHpPerGY/edit?usp=sharing
If you have notified the school you are remote learning, classes will start Monday, August 31st. We will be using next week to register your students and set up class schedules. Chromebooks and Acellus login information can be picked up next Thursday from 3:30-6:00PM or next Friday from 2:30-5:00PM in the multipurpose/lunchroom. Please contact Joe Gill at 441-3486 for more information or any questions. Thank you!
ATTENTION K-8 PARENTS- Letter from the Principal! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gg2DVXi27HleBQ97AA-FRLoM8zJdcINEYlWOQd0i1Yo/edit?
Attention Bulldog Fans! The annual Blue and White Scrimmage is scheduled for tomorrow (August 21st)- Volleyball @ 5:00PM & FB @ 6:00PM. Unfortunately, the football scrimmage has been cancelled, but an open practice will be held for spectators to enjoy. Things will look a little different for spectator attendance at our games and events this year. As of now, all spectators are required to wear masks at all events, both indoors and out, and social distancing must be practiced. For our indoor VB event tomorrow, immediate family can attend and sit together. Student fans will be accommodated next, and if spacing allows, other Townsend fans will be seated last. Once approved by the BCH Department, a final spectator policy will be posted. We cannot thank you enough for your cooperation during this difficult time, and in the end, we all want our athletes to be able to compete in their events...GO BULLDOGS!!!
Freshman/New HS Student Orientation will be held August 25th at 6:00PM, at the high school. Detailed information can be found on the links below, and please contact Mrs. Heavrin with any questions! 441-3472. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fYzTA9divx6LPoQTSaPaylssJdGsRKKLzRtlFO34cTM/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vW3FlBLiM-Q2YNOYM4SxTINIoyWBISBnT7GEt6T4IZk/edit?usp=sharing
Starting Wednesday, August 26th, the library will be offering curbside pickup after 2:00 p.m. Please call 266-5060 or 441-3461. New, in person, public hours are 4-7 p.m. M-F and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The public computer access is not available, however, WiFi is obtainable for your personal devices. Masks need to be worn while utilizing the library areas.
Townsend schools has a Para Professional position open immediately. Please pick up an application at the District office.
School Surplus Equipment Sale. Going on now until 1:00. Come check out the items in the parking lot across from the elementary office.
If you were unable to attend the training rules presentation this past Monday in person or online, here is the link to view a makeup session. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tIy4EOefh5Wxix7XwUO9Zd_dpt6jVInR/view?usp=sharing
We have been experiencing more technical difficulties with sound at our board meeting. Here is a new link. Our tech guy apologies immensely for delays. https://youtu.be/g5by_v3_Z48
Join us for tonight's school board meeting is broadcasted at the following link: https://youtu.be/bCqPCA6IRRQ This is being broadcasted live now!
If you missed the training rules meeting yesterday, paperwork can still be picked up at the HS school, and you will need to contact Mr. Rauh to sign up and makeup the training rules session. You can reach him at email@example.com or 406-441-3458. You can also contact Mrs. Heavrin at 406-441-3472 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Tonight's strategic planning meeting is live on Youtube Live. You will find the link here. Join us now for live feed of the meeting. https://youtu.be/HV5TtdzWJIQ
August 10, 2020 Dear Parents or Guardians, If your family plans to start the 2020-2021 school year utilizing the remote learning option of the reopening plan, please contact the appropriate school office as soon as possible to register your student or students. Once you have signed up, detailed information about this option will be communicated to you in the days to come! Thank you, and we are looking forward to spending another successful school year with your children! Elementary/MS office- 406-441-3431 HS office- 406-441-3430
Now is the time to stock up on your Lady Bulldog Volleyball gear for the upcoming season! We've added more gear and new logos. You can use the link below or shop on our Facebook page. Thank you for your support! https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/bulldog-volleyball
The fall sports' parent/training rules meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 10th. Athletes or parents need to pick up packets at the high school lobby and sign up for the appropriate sport anytime between 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM on Monday. The general training rules meeting will take place at 6:30 PM, followed by the coaches meetings at 6:45 PM. All of these meetings will be done online using Google Meeting, and students know how to access this platform using their google classroom logins. Meeting links will be available on Monday when packets are picked up. Parents and students should not come to the high school for the meetings unless you do not have internet access, or are new to the District. We are excited and thankful for the opportunity to begin the new season in whatever form it may take! GO BULLDOGS!
Time correction: Sports physicals for the 2020-2021 school year are scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th (boys) and Wednesday, August 12th (girls) from 9:00-11:30 AM, in the stage gym...apologies for the error!!
Here is the link to the school's approved reopening plan. Hard copies will also be available at the library and in both main offices. Please remember that the intent of our social media sites and website is to share information and celebrate the great things that are happening at our school in a positive light. In these controversial and emotionally charged times, please be respectful of that intent and direct any individual grievances, concerns, or challenges directly to any of the administrators at the school. They will be glad to facilitate conversations, answer questions, and address issues. Thank you, and we are excited to move forward and start the new school year with our students! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UuH-q-7L4gYkMzc5oPu1_Vi34BJ4l4dzXzbKITnsuWM/edit?usp=sharing
In case you missed last night's special board meeting, you can watch the recorded meeting on YouTube here. For those interested in the School Reopening Plan, skip to 20:10 on the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKoLYy9yte4&feature=youtu.be
Tonight's special board meeting will be broadcast over YouTube Live. Here is the link for this stream. This link will go live at 6PM this evening. https://youtu.be/gn4FltjR5Mo
The final draft of the District's 2020-2021 Reopening Plan has been completed and will be presented to the School Board for approval at a special Board meeting this Tuesday, August 4th @ 6:00 PM. Following State, CDC, and County Board of Health safety guidelines, and considering staff/parent/community/student survey results, the District is planning on returning to onsite instruction, as well as offering a distance learning option for those who cannot safely return in person. Details of the plan will be released as soon as possible after a final draft is approved by the Board. Again, we greatly appreciate your patience as we work through this monumental task!
Don’t forget we are live now for our Building Project Community meeting! Here is the FB line link shorturl.at/aptQ7
Building Project Community Meeting July 30 at 6:00 pm in the ‘63 gym. Everyone is welcome. Face masks are encouraged. Will also be live-streamed on FB.
Directives, requirements and considerations for the return to MHSA Fall Activities: https://406mtsports.com/high-school/cross-country/montana-high-school-association-releases-fall-sports-plan/article_6fdaa40c-6ce9-5b09-bcd1-97c0d19dfd9c.html
Congratulations, Jace Lewis! Way to do your hometown proud!! https://gogriz.com/images/2020/7/24/2020_Football_Preseason_All_Conference_TEam_v2.jpg?width=399&quality=80&format=jpg
There is hard copies of the survey located at the Library, and the Superintendents office.
2020-2021 student, parent, community survey In whatever format we choose to reopen the 2020-2021 school year, any recommended safety protocols (i.e. social distancing, hand sanitizer/washing, etc.) will be established and followed to insure the safest environment for students and staff. These is also hard copies in the Library and Superintendents office. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenDfkqVcfEXrCCNu947C6ae1yQdHqdcqEW4WWVmC7jLUKfHA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link
We know the reopening of school for the 2020-2021 school year is on the forefront of everyone’s minds, and we are all wondering what that is going to look like for Townsend Schools. The Admin and School Board are currently engaged in planning, and we will update everyone as soon as we know the details of the direction our school is headed with regard to reopening. Please look for a survey that will be available on the school’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter sites soon. We want to consider all input in making the best decisions for our students, staff, and community! Thank you.
VB camp is on! Registration ends this Friday!! 😃👍🏻 https://www.facebook.com/142249319552735/posts/958424064601919/?d=n
We still have room in the following camps for June 23, 24 and 25: STEAM K-2 and 3-5 Outdoor Summer Fun K-2 and 3-5 Pickle ball for 6-8 Come join the fun!! 😃👍🏻😎
Bulldog summer campers and parents, if you didn’t receive a phone call from the school, your child is in the camps you registered for...thank you all for the awesome response! It’s going to be a fun summer at Townsend Schools!! 😃👍🏻
Lifeguards needed for the city pool!! Training is in Helena the weekend of June 19th, so pick up and submit your application to City Hall ASAP!!
3-5 Culinary Camp in full as of June 9th @ 11:30!!
Here is the link for Mini Cheer Camp Registration! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y9ReTos1zBiYDSdUqIStLZG8Y6jwNdoxai5ty3Z12rU/edit?usp=sharing
Here is the link for the summer camp registration form! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FGv2MRBCAtkLeuhgHTuQgSu0dllrhhITpc9W-dliido/edit?usp=sharing
A small, summer Driver's Ed class will be offered this year. There will be 10 openings available on a first come first serve basis. Contact Mr. Sevareid by Mon., June 1st, to reserve a spot! 406-580-9855
BHS cannot thank our community enough for the outpouring of love and support shown to our seniors during the Bulldogs on Broadway Parade this Sunday!! Special thank you to the City Council, MDT, Ed Shindoll and the Fire Department, and the Sheriff’s Office for making this event possible! Townsend is the best...enjoy!! https://youtu.be/qjPUPWZ6bSs
Here is the link for the livestream of Graduation this coming Sunday @ 2:00! People can also search YouTube for Broadwater High School 2020 Commencement! https://youtu.be/jtQCpIiNI_4
Official results: Elementary Bond passes 1041-1038.
BHS will be having a graduation ceremony Sunday, May 24th, @ 2:00PM! It is a closed ceremony, with only the graduates’ parents and siblings allowed to attend in person, but a livestream link will be available for the public to watch! Also, pending approval, we are planning a Bulldogs on Broadway parade after the ceremony (3:00ish), where the community can participate by parading in cars down Broadway for our seniors, to help them celebrate their special day...More info. to come soon!! 🎓💙🎓
The Townsend Schools’ Bond recount is scheduled for Monday, May 18th, in the community room. Recount begins at 12:00 noon and the canvass will take place at 6:00 P.M.
School Board Meeting 5/12/2020 YouTube Live Please note: The public is encouraged to come to the live meetings. This feed is only provided during times of social distancing. Thanks! https://youtu.be/OJMFk3f-vgg
Congratulations to BHS's students/teacher of Q3: Aaron Geisser, Wade Leachman, Sabrina Hahn, Tanner Ecker, Sofia Hendrickson, Hayden Stubbendeck, and Mr. Joe Horne! Well done, Bulldogs!!
This is awesome!! Way to go Team Yearbook, and thank you Bulldog alumnus, Molly Woodward!! 😃👍🏻💙 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FE8dPXh6yPy7CJLbZC9ecDW_JeegwhNb/view?usp=drivesdk
Kindergarten Roundup scheduled for May 8 has been postponed. It is tentatively planned for August 19. We will have more details soon.
Attention parents of incoming 2020-2021 Kindergarten students: Please call and leave a message for Kristi Sangray at 441-3431 or email her at email@example.com, and she will email the registration paperwork to you. To register your student, we will need the paperwork completed and turned back in, along with a copy of your child's birth certificate and immunization records. Thank you, and we look forward to welcoming our new little Bulldogs this fall!
Tonight's School Board meeting will be a Zoom meeting. Please contact Erik Wilkerson for information 441-3454. You may also attend the meeting in person in the community room, but will need to stage outside the door so we can evaluate space for social distancing. Thank you!
Townsend K-8 Virtual tour/live Facebook event. https://www.facebook.com/proposednewtownsendk8buildingproject/videos/644204373089763/
Way to go, Kaitlyn Noyes!!! https://mfbf.org/Article/Winners-of-2020-Montana-Ag-in-Color-Drawing-Contest-Announced
The biggest and best yearbook in the last 100 years of BHS is still on schedule for spring delivery. Go to yearbookforever.com and enter code CVD19 for $10 off the current price. Offer ends Wednesday April 1st. Don’t Wait. Stay safe.
The fourth quarter started Monday, and everyone should be engaged in their online or alternative learning. If there are still device/internet issues, Google Classroom or Class Dojo issues, or if you need more devices in your household, please contact us! In order to pass classes and get credit for the semester, students must be engaged in their online learning or an alternative arranged with the school. We are here to help!
You’ll be receiving mail ballots for the school bond in approximately a month; if you aren’t registered to vote you can do that at the courthouse, or visit https://bit.ly/2wWG8Ix for more information. Register before April 6th!
Congratulations to Tayor Noyes, Peyton Vogl, and Tyler Christensen for being honored as 2019-2020 District 5B All-Conference Second Team selections for BB!! Well done, Bulldogs!!!! 🏀💙🐾