ARLEE SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER
Of Community Interest— The Drumming & Singing Class
started once again on
Winter Sports Reminders from Athletic Director, Jim Taylor: Winter sports season is November 27. The classes are
here. Once again the new gym will be home to the Warriors & Scarlets. The Arlee on Tuesdays for 4-6th grades
School District is very proud of this gym and hope the community is too. With good and Thursdays for 7-12th
maintenance it will be the “Showcase” of Western Montana. With the new bleach- grades from 6pm to 8pm in the
ers and larger playing area, it could become a playground for younger chil- multipurpose room (old
dren. Because of this, we are asking that if you bring your pre-elementary or ele- lunchroom). Walden Tewawina
mentary children with you to sporting events, that you must keep track of them and will be teaching the class. If
not allow them to run throughout the building. The bleachers are electric and can only be you have any questions please
pulled out or put back using electricity. Therefore, there are many wires attached under the call Willie Wright at 7263216,
bleachers that operate them. For safety reasons, we do not want children playing under the ext. 2310 or Wendy Swab at
bleachers. Also with the new playing floor, we are asking that fans and students not walk on 726-3216, ext. 2203.
the floor with their street shoes on. Please walk on the runners that we will have in front of
the bleachers. To be on the floor, people and players will either need to have clean
non-marking basketball shoes or a shoe that is approved by the administration. We will be Can You Help a
asking all visiting teams that want to shoot on the floor to have either their game shoes on or Student
socks only. We want each and every one of you to enjoy the new gym and the upcoming Help a Soldier?
winter sports season. However, if you choose to not supervise your children during events, we Tiffany O’Neill, a
may need to ask you to take your child(ren) home. The enjoyment of watching good sporting Senior at AHS,
events is for everybody in attendance. It is not the administration’s job to babysit during the is doing a
events. Thank you for your help with these issues and enjoy the season. service project
Go Warriors & Scarlets! and needs your
help. She is putting together a
care package for the 484th
AHS Close-Up News: The AHS Close-Up organization is raising funds to send students on a Army National Guard Platoon
week-long trip to Washington, D.C. in April, 2013. Students from all 50 states take part in this stationed in Afghanistan for
civic, educational program. In addition to visiting many historic sites, they also participate in Christmas. If you can help,
study/discussion sessions which inform them about current events and pertinent issues. The please bring your items to the
students also meet with the Montana Senators and Representative and take a tour of the High School. The following list
Capitol if scheduling is possible. The group is going to have a silent auction during the home is of suggested items:
basketball games against Hot Springs on Saturday, Dec. 15. We have many interesting items, Pop Tarts, Beef Jerky, Instant
including jewelry, beadwork, books and Christmas decorations. Come to the games on Oatmeal, Hot Chocolate, Cliff
Dec. 15 to support the Warriors and Scarlets, and also the Close-Up kids! If anyone has Bars, Fruit Roll Ups, Potato
anything they would like to donate for the auction, please contact Karen Fisher or Val Espinoza Chips, Movies, Packaged
at the high school - 726-3216. Cookies, Peanut Butter,
Granola Bars, Dried Fruit, Trial
Mix, Jolly Ranchers, Jello
More exciting news - Puddings, Powdered Drink
Kind News Magazine Re- achieve our goal. There was a call me at 726-4149 if you Mixes (Like Gatorade, or Crystal
newed: What an awesome great team effort to collect have any questions or Light), Gum, Saltwater Taffy,
job the elementary students the money in the classrooms suggestions. Sunflower Seeds, Suckers,
did bringing in change, bills with some children even help- Thanks, KaDe Decker. Licorice, Cough Drops,
and checks to support the ing others to reach their total Crackers, Cheese Spreads (not
renewal of our bimonthly of $303.24. Remaining funds in pressurized cans), Coffee,
magazine that we so enjoy. will be used to purchase It’s Concert Time: Tea, Salsa (in plastic), Books.
Nearly half of the classes books for each classroom or The Arlee Please no glass or liquids
covered the $23.00 fee. Oth- offset field trips. Kipper & I Elementary music or pork products!
ers are receiving help from truly enjoy coming to school department is proud to
our wonderful community on Tuesday & Thursday present the 2012 Christmas
Concert for grades K-6 on If you have any questions
donors: 93 Feeds, The Hum- afternoons to present our please contact Tiffany O’Neill at
mingbird, Valley Bank, and Animal Kindness & Aware- Monday December 17 at
6:30pm in the old gym. Invite 406-210-3668
The Arlee CDC. Many thanks ness program. Anyone is
to these businesses and the your student’s relatives and DEADLINE IS DEC. 10TH
many families that helped come enjoy some great
Winter Sports Safety
With snow comes outdoor activities like sled riding, skiing, snowboarding and ice skating.
Thousands of children suffer injuries during these activities that may be prevented.
Helmets are essential for many outdoor winter activities. The risk of head injury is too great to
leave the helmet in a closet at home. Helmets prevent or reduce the effects of 53 percent of the
head injuries suffered by children while skiing or snowboarding.
Children should bundle up and enjoy the outdoors. Before heading out, it is important to
remember a few key items in addition to the hat and gloves.
Top Winter Safety Tips
Always wear sport-specific, properly fitting safety gear when participating in
Kids should always wear helmets when they ski, sled, snowboard and play ice hockey.
There are different helmets for different activities.
Parents should wear helmets too. Remember, your children learn safety habits by watching
Dress in layers and wear warm, close-fitting clothes. Make sure that long scarves are tucked
in so they don’t get entangled in lifts, ski poles or other equipment.
Stay hydrated. Drink fluids before, during and after winter play.
Kids — or caregivers — who become distracted or irritable, or begin to hyperventilate, may
be suffering from hypothermia or altitude sickness, or they may be too tired to participate safely
in winter sports. They need to go indoors to warm up and rest.
Children under 6 should not ride a snowmobile, and nobody under 16 should drive one. All
snowmobile drivers and passengers should wear helmets designed for high-speed motor
sports. A bike helmet isn’t sufficient for a four-wheeled motorcycle that can go up to 90 miles
per hour. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
NEWS FROM MS. AUER’S CLASSES
Family & Consumer Science News: Our fall Fabric Frenzy class was quite a frenzy with the quilting machine running full steam.
The ladies never cease to amaze me with the beautiful gifts they make. We also have watched short portions of a PBS special
entitled “Why Quilts Matter” which broadened our knowledge and outlook on quilts. We will be having a second class starting in
January so keep reading the newsletter. Thanks to all of you who contribute to the adult education program.
FCCLA Notes: We would like to THANK YOU all for supporting us on our Pie sales for Thanksgiving! We hope your dinner was
easier with our help. Special thanks to our parents that worked with the students in this activity especially the Morigeau’s for
their donation for ingredients.
Our students and community did a GREAT job on the District VII convention that hosted 141 students and advisors from 10
schools on the 28th of November. Our very own Nichole Rang, District President and State Officer was in charge of this year’s
event. She did a GREAT JOB as everything ran very smoothly. A special thanks to all the Arlee members for their participation in
helping with the success of the conference.
Our service project for this month will be a mitten off the tree to provide a Holiday dinner for a community family.
We also wish all families the best for this Holiday Season!
High School News—
Perfect Attendance: GOOD JOB GIRLS! Theatrical Achievements:
Congratulations to the following High More congratulations go out to Skyla Congratulations to Elizabeth Morigeau,
School students for achieving PERFECT Perry, Mahalia Hendren and Violet Lexy Barrow, Megan Shick, Katie Revis,
ATTENDANCE for first quarter. Shayna Pablo for representing AHS in the Kaylee Samsel & Cheyenne Haynes on
Bunce, Darian Charlo, Laine Charlo, Mission Valley All-Star Volleyball game GREAT performances in the MCT
Elizabeth Morigeau, Violet Pablo, Kaden held in St. Ignatius. WOW what production of The Secret Garden.
Peak, Logan Potts, Katie Revis and amazing talent we have!
Nekeya Senecal! Awesome guys!!!
And there is more…
Special Sports Achievements: Congratulations to Donovan McDonald
Congratulations to Mahalia Hendren for on qualifying for the Junior Olympic
being selected to the FIRST TEAM Cross Country Championship which will
ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-STATE both for be held on December 8 in Albuquerque,
Volleyball! Congratulations to Violet New Mexico. He qualified for the race
Pablo for being selected to the SECOND at the USATF Montana Championship in
TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE. Bozeman on November 3 by finishing
Congratulations to Alexis Shick for the 5K race in 18 minutes, 30 seconds.
achieving HONORABLE MENTION. Way to go Donovan!
Academic All-State Recipients:
Congratulations to the following students
for receiving Academic All-State Awards:
Alex Bertollt, Harold Yocum & Riley
Rogers, in Football. In Volleyball: Morgan
Malatare, Amelia North, Eula Fullerton,
Nichole Rang & Bailey Rice. In Cross
Country: Isaac Desjarlais, Zach Felsman,
Parker Holz & Jessica Knoll. To receive
this honor an athlete must letter in their
sport and have a 3.5 or higher GPA for the
first Quarter. GOOD JOB EVERYONE!
ARLEE GEAR UP NEWS
11 Seniors and their parents took advantage of College Application Week!
(Gear Up paid up to $50.00 for a college application for each student.)
If you and your Senior missed this opportunity, call Misty Brien or Joyce Auer to find out how to complete this process.
15 Juniors qualified for the Achievement Grant ($1,500) and submitted their applications on time for this year. In the past few
years Arlee students have received over $200,000 dollars in Grant and Scholarship dollars from the Gear Up Program.
Parent and Student surveys need to be completed this month (December.)
Students complete the surveys online and if a parent wishes to use the online survey rather than the paper copy your student will
bring home, please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the link and login instructions. They will take you approximately 10-15
minutes. We really value your views and suggestions about this program. Thank You!!
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December 4> Strategic Planning Meal and Meeting at 5:30pm in School Cafeteria
December 5> HS Boys & HS Girls Basketball Pictures After School & HS Wrestling Pic-
tures at 5pm
December 6> Quarter Two Mid-Term
December 11> School Board of Trustee Meeting at 6:30pm
December 12> Arlee CDC Meeting in HS Business Lab at 6pm
December 17> K-6th Grade Christmas Concert in the Old Gym at 6:30pm.
December 18> 7-12th Grade Christmas Concert in the Old Gym at 7pm
Arlee School District Would
December 24th through January 6th> WINTER BREAK—NO SCHOOL
Like to Wish All of You a
First Day Back January 7th, 2013.
Very Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year!
December 2012 Breakfast/Lunch Menu
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Cream of Wheat & Toast Fried Potatoes & Scrambled Pancakes & Sausage Cinnamon Roll
Goulash, Green Beans, Turkey & Cheese Sand- Navy Bean Soup, Tomato
Peaches, & Roll Tuna Casserole, Peas & wich, Lettuce, Tomato, & Slices, Applesauce, & Corn-
Carrots, & Baked Apples Fruit Cocktail bread
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Oatmeal & Toast Muffin & Yogurt Pancakes & Sausage Cinnamon Roll
Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Chef Salad, Bread Stick, & Corn Dog, Baked Beans, Potato Soup, Flat Bread, &
Toast, & Fruit Cocktail Pineapple Apricots, & Good Source Applesauce
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Cream of Wheat & Toast Cold Cereal & Yogurt Pancakes & Sausage Cinnamon Roll
Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Chili Nachos, Salad, Pears Christmas Dinner, Ham, Ham & Bean Soup, & Corn-
Potatoes, Spinach, Pears, & & Peaches Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, bread
Roll Broccoli Normandy, & Man-
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Lunch menu may change due to availability.
With the start of basketball and wrestling, I again feel that it is a good time to review sportsmanship and
how our fans can support our teams.
The Montana High School Association has developed sportsmanship guidelines that need to be followed
by all school districts. With these guidelines, schools will understand the true purpose of athletic
contest. They will also educate the fans to that purpose. Athletic contests are set up to:
1. Provide worthwhile educational experiences for all students, players and spectators.
2. Provide enjoyable recreation regardless of whether the game is won or lost.
Guidelines to remember when attending Montana High School Association activities are as follows:
1. Spectators are not allowed to enter building where a contest is being held if they are
observed in the possession of alcohol or other mood altering substances or are believed to
be under the influence of these substances.
2. The use of bells, horns, wooden blocks and other noise makers during indoor Association
contests is prohibited.
3. The formation of “Rally Lines” by spectators, fans and/or students on or near the playing
floor during the introduction of players or at any other time before, during or after a game is
4. During any association contest, no one is allowed to throw any type of object into or from
any spectator section.
5. Never go on the floor/field to confront an official or coach. The MHSA has developed a
monetary fine and legal counsel to handle this type of incident.
Students’ habits as well as their reaction as spectators determine the quality of sportsmanship. This
directly reflects upon the reputation of the school. Profane and abusive language and obnoxious
behavior have no place at an athletic contest. Good sportsmanship means always being positive in your
response to the contest. Students should follow these guidelines:
1. Do not use profanity in cheers or direct profane statements at officials, players, coaches or
opposing cheering sections.
2. Do not single out opposing players personally and heckle them by directing derogatory or
profane statements/chants at them. Racist remarks are never acceptable.
3. Do not direct offensive cheers/chants at opposing cheering sections.
4. Shirts must be worn at all contests.
Fan behavior, whether at home or away at athletic contests, reflects on the entire community.
Hometown fans should treat out of town guests with respect. Similarly, visiting fans should treat their
hosts with proper appreciation. Fans should follow these guidelines:
1. Know and demonstrate good sportsmanship.
2. Be positive. Cheer for your team rather than against the opposition.
3. Refrain from booing and name calling.
4. Respect the official’s point of view.
5. Do not use profanity or direct profane statements at officials.
6. Do not single out opposing players or heckle them.
Sportsmanship is an important part of today’s activities. Past incidents have changed the way people
are permitted to act at today’s high school sporting events. What you see at college and professionals
games is not what you can do at the high school level. You always want to be positive and get the best
out of our young people, no matter whether we win or lose.
Sports can be great fun and exciting. However, remember that the fans that show the best
sportsmanship are always the winners. Enjoy Arlee activities and always understand that our student-
athletes are performing to the best of their abilities.
Remember that there is a 24 hour grace period where parents should not have contact with any of the
coaches. At the end of a game, whether we win or lose, emotions run high and the wrong things can be
said. If you are unhappy with a coach or the team’s performance, please contact me and we can
arrange a meeting with the coach to discuss any issues.
Good Luck Scarlet’s and Warriors during this upcoming fall sports season.
November is National Homeless Awareness Month
As we move into the winter months many districts may see an increase in the number of
families and youth requesting assistance. In Montana this is often the time of year when
seasonal work shifts from summer to winter employment. Families are now dependent on
the level of snowfall and the number of tourists coming in affecting the availability of
winter employment. This is also the time of year when heating bills become
overwhelming and often put families in financial difficulty. Make sure that families are
aware that there is energy assistance available through a number of utilities. Information
regarding programs in your area is available at
http://www.liheap.ncat.org/profiles/Montana.htm. Energy assistance can be the
difference between secure housing and homelessness.
November is National Runaway Prevention Month. Below are two websites with
helpful information regarding the effects of running away and the characteristics of
schools with high runaway populations. Also notice the webinar in the list below
addressing sex trafficking of at-risk youth.
_FINAL.pdf Study on the long term effects of running away.
_Executive_Summary.pdf School Characteristics of Runaways
There have been many questions regarding the transportation of homeless children and
youth. An updated Transporting Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness brief
from NCHE is now available.
http://center.serve.org/nche/downloads/briefs/transportation.pdf If you have additional
questions, please contact Donell Rosenthal, OPI's Transportation Director, at (406) 444-
3024 or email@example.com.
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) will be offering the following
webinars free of charge during the months of November and December:
Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET
Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET
At-Risk Youth and Sex Trafficking: Helping Schools Understand and Respond to
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: Christina Dukes, Program Specialist, NCHE; Deena Graves, Executive
Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET
Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services
Monday, December 17, 2012, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET
To register for any of these webinars, please visit
http://center.serve.org/nche/web/group.php. Feel free to pass along this information
to interested colleagues. Take advantage of these opportunities for quality
Point in Time Counts
Many communities are gearing up to conduct their annual Point in Time (PIT) count of
homeless individuals. Because doubled up families are often left out of this survey it can
give an inaccurate picture of the true nature of homelessness in many Montana
communities where shelters are not available. Please consider sharing school district data
regarding homeless children and youth with your local Continuum of Care (CoC). If you
would like assistance contacting your local CoC and PIT count agency please contact
Heather Denny at (406) 444-2036. If your Continuum appends school district data to
its PIT count report (whether they have in the past or are planning to do so this
year), please email Patricia Julianelle from the National Association for the
Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions bout homeless youth in your schools, please feel free to contact
me at (406) 444-2036, or email email@example.com.
State Coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
PO Box 158 Arlee, MT 59821 www.arlee.montana.org 406-726-3572
The Jocko Valley Library is considering adjusting our hours and staying open one night a week until
7:00pm. These extended hours would allow members of the community who work during the day to use
the library. Students would also be able to take advantage of later hours after they finish school. In order
to stay open until 7:00 one night a week, we need a team of two people to volunteer their time together. If
you are interested in volunteering, please contact Maureen at 726-3572.
December 2012 Paperback Bestseller's List
1. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber
2. Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel
3. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
4. My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr
5. Drop by Michael Connelly
6. Twelfth Night Secrets by Jane Feather
7. Devil's Gate by Clive Cussler
8, One Shot MTI by Lee Child
9. Prince of Ravenscar by Catherine Coutler
10.Dark Nights by Christine Feehan
~Thursday, December 6th- Jocko Valley Library Board Meeting at 5:00
~Wednesday, December 12th- WOW Bus Visit From 1:00-4:00
Class: 2:30-3:30 Free Consumer Reports Database
~Wednesday, January 2nd- WOW Bus Visit From 1:00-4:00
Class: 2:30-3:30 Computer Basics
The library will be closed from Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st
and reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Happy Holidays From the Jocko Valley Library!
Monday-Thursday: 1:00-5:00 Friday: 12:00-4:00