Celebrating public education

Print Article

Heather Davis Schmidt

Public Schools Week is a chance to celebrate the success of our public schools and to reemphasize our passion for public education. Our public schools are the foundation of a good democracy, creating modern careers and responsible citizens. The education our students receive in Whitefish Schools is the best way to ensure they will be ready to thrive in the future as our world changes at a breathtaking pace.

With the support of the Whitefish community, we are helping students succeed in continuous learning, career, and citizenship. We continue to be recognized on a national level for our efforts in sustainability, and we continue to create curriculum where students have hands-on experiences that build upon one another from grade level to grade level.

We continue to strengthen learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), creating more opportunities in advanced placement, and adding additional support for writing skills that is critical to career and college readiness. From coding, robotics, engineering, and design, to computer science, music, and art, the learning experiences in our schools allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom to the world beyond.

I encourage you to look at our new publication called “A Look Inside Whitefish Schools — The Foundation for Tomorrow.” It details our project-based model where our students are learning beyond textbooks. You can find the publication on our website, as well as the print version at school offices and other locations around town.

The good work we are doing is not possible without your support. Thank you for joining with us and celebrating Public Schools Week. Our Whitefish community is stronger and our public schools are better because of the work we do together.

Heather Davis Schmidt is the Superintendent of the Whitefish School District.

Print Article

Read More

Zinke resigns as interior secretary amid numerous probes

December 17, 2018 at 9:55 am | Whitefish Pilot WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year’s en...

Comments

Read More

County withdraws idea of billboards in scenic corridors

December 14, 2018 at 8:04 am | Whitefish Pilot Flathead County Commissioners Thursday agreed to nix the idea of allowing billboard-sized signs in scenic highway corridors before a public hearing could even begin. The changes to the sign regulati...

Comments

Read More

Community briefs for Dec. 12

December 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm | Whitefish Pilot Nordic skiing Glacier Nordic Club begins its learn-to-ski programs for both youth and adults in January. Chet Hope Youth Ski League is now taking registrations for its 43nd season. Started in 1976, ...

Comments

Read More

City embraces new tech for wastewater plant

December 12, 2018 at 5:24 am | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish is planing to implement relatively new technology at a cost of $2.3 million in its planned new wastewater treatment plant that it expects to work more efficiently and also save in the overa...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 862-3505
312 E. Second Street
Whitefish, MT 59937

©2018 Whitefish Pilot Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X