Lockwood Noteworthy News '05-'06
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Thank You Flying Lube and Wash and the Dunker Family
On May 13, 2006, the Lockwood Athletic Department held a car wash at the Flying Lube and Wash on Johnson Lane in Lockwood. The event, which helped raise money for the student/athletes at Lockwood Schools raised almost $1400. On May 17th, a generous donation of $600 from the owners of Flying Lube and Wash brought the total money raised to $2000. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Dunker for your generous gift and for always supporting the school and its students! See a picture of the Athletic Director and the Dunkers here.

Lockwood Middle School Sparrow Club
The Student Council of Lockwood Middle School is sponsoring a Sparrow Club that is raising money to help a Lockwood seventh grade student who is receiving treatments for a rare form of leukemia. Read the story here.

Special Ed Staff wins Team of the Year!
Primary School staff members Stephanie Miller, Burlene Metz, Cathy Bakker and Shari Widdicombe have been awarded the Region III CSPD Paraprofessional/Teacher Team of the Year. The formal award was given at the CEC Conference in Missoula on March 24th. See a photo of the team here.

CSPD (Comprehensive System of Personnel Development) is part of the federal SPED law and is intended to promote quality ongoing training for all staff and administration involved in the education of students with disabilities. Montana has been noted to have one of the most active, effective and progressive CSPD models in the country.

Lockwood Principal Receives Award
Intermediate School principal Dave DeBoer was recognized by the Montana Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals as an Outstanding Montana Principal at their annual convention in February, 2006. He received an award plaque for his professionalism.

Students Win VFW Writing Contest
Each year VFW Post #6774 conducts a writing contest. This year the topic was "The Patriot's Pen." Lockwood eighth grade students participated in this contest, and this year two students won awards. In the county contest, Rachel Bochy won $50 and took home 3rd place and Sarah Sanders won 1st place. Sarah also went on to win 2nd in the district contest and was presented with $175. See a photo of the winners and presenters here.

Lockwood Middle School Teacher Returns from Iraq!
Veteran's Day 2005 was a very special one for Lockwood Schools. Our own Middle School teacher. Keith Tresch. returned home after serving in Iraq for over a year. His wife and sons greeted him at the airport in Belgrade, MT the morning of November 11th. When they arrived in Billings later in the afternoon, a crowd of over 1500 students and adults greeted them at the school. Keith, whose wife Jen also teaches at Lockwood, is back in the classroom and glad to be back with him family and friends.

Thank You Wendy's of Montana
The Lockwood Athletic Department would like to thank the Wendy's of Montana group for their generous donation of $1000 to support the sport's program at Lockwood Schools. Wendy's has made this donation for several years and is greatly appreciated by the students and staff.

Lockwood Students & Staff Aid Katrina Victims!
It started in the eighth grade with students dumping their piggy banks and giving their babysitting money to raise money to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The effort quickly spread throughout the school, and in the end a donation for $1261.86 was given to the American Red Cross. This was another example of caring and giving spirit of the students and staff at Lockwood Schools.

Lockwood Achieves AYP Goal
All three Lockwood School buildings pass the 2005 AYP requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. AYP, the Adequate Yearly Progress test, is a requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act implemented by Congress a few years ago.

"It's very exciting," said Superintendent Eileen Johnson. "The staff worked so hard in accomplishing this."

Lack of Space a Concern
The Lockwood community is growing and more and more children are entering the Lockwood School system. The School Board has created a committee to work on solutions to the problem. Community members and comments are invited. Read more about the situation at the Lack of Space link.