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Student teacher learns lessons from COVID

Student teacher learns lessons from COVID

Taylor Willmarth and Justin Bollich

October 21, 2020

Cydney Finberg-Roberts graduated from Columbia Falls High School in 2017 with a plan to become an educator. She moved to Great Falls to attend the University of Providence. Now, she is a student teacher at CMR with long-time educator Paula Olsen during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I knew I wanted to be a teacher because I...

CMR grad returns to the English classroom

Madison McMurphy and Isabel Foley

October 2, 2020

Teaching in America is a completely different ballgame than teaching in another country. One student teacher has first-hand experience with this. Brandon Waldenburg spent time teaching in Guangzhou, China. “I've always wanted to live and work abroad. So, I finally got that opportunity. It was crazy,” Wal...

Hallet returns to CMR as student teacher

Ava Donohue and Kerrigan Edwards

October 2, 2020

Former Indian Education teacher Kylan Hallet has decided to take on teaching history for CMR high school. He is now a student teacher in Jolyn Johnson’s history classes.  We all know student teaching can be a nerve-wracking experience, but Hallet has taken it in stride. He said he was a little...

CMR welcomes full-time nurse to staff

Nurse Jennifer Gunter works in her CMR office in September. Gunter came to CMR for the 2020-2021 school year.

Anthony Matury, Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

“How are you feeling?” It’s a question you might hear from CMR school nurse Jen Gunter. She might be new to CMR, but she brings with her a plethora of experiences.  Gunter has worked as a paramedic since 2003, and she has been a registered nurse since 2013. Her workplaces have included M...

Scott Clapp named 2020 Dufresne Award winner

Scott Clapp named 2020 Dufresne Award winner

June 1, 2020

The May 29 graduation ceremony at the Montana Expo Park Rodeo Grounds was a celebration not only of the 250+ seniors who received diplomas, but also of a superlative teacher who was awarded with the annual Dufresne Award. Five teachers – Teri Forde, Mike Lathrop, Scott Clapp, Brian Halverson and...

Leadership High School applications due May 20

May 14, 2020

GFPS responds swiftly to global pandemic

Taylor Willmarth, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

“No school until further notice.” An exciting headline for some students— a nightmare for education, medicine, and essential services.  Montana Governor Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency and closed public K-12 schools on March 16. Schools will remain closed through June 5. ...

Great Falls Schools to remain closed through June 5, online instruction continues

Great Falls Schools to remain closed through June 5, online instruction continues

May 3, 2020

The Great Falls Schools Board of Trustees announced Friday, May 1 that the Great Falls Public Schools would remain closed through June 5, the end of the 2019-2020 academic school year due to the coronavirus. All AA high schools in Montana are remaining closed the rest of the year. Online instruction...

Yearbook Editor in Chief provides updates

Yearbook Editor in Chief provides updates

Alexys Mouser, Russellog Editor in Chief

April 23, 2020

Hey Rustler Nation,  As we wait to see if the school year will continue online or re-open for the end of the year, The yearbook staff is working hard on producing the supplement, which will feature coverage from spring 2020. The supplement will be distributed with the yearbook. A tremendous ...

Reserve your copy of the 2020 Yearbook

Reserve your copy of the 2020 Yearbook

April 13, 2020

The 2020 Russellog, a beautiful 304-page hardcover book -- and an extra section focusing on this spring -- is available for purchase. Visit before May 1. Use order #7732. The books are $60. If you reserve your book now, your name will be on the distribution list, and books ...

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