Lockwood Noteworthy News '06-'07
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Lockwood Middle School Wins MBI Exemplar School Award
The Montana Behavioral Initiative (MBI) is a content-based staff development philosophy and process designed to meet students' diverse and complex social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs. The term initiative refers to proactive efforts by community and school leaders to identify and prioritize concerns, teach acceptable alternatives to inappropriate behaviors and create a culture promoting healthy habits and respect in schools and communities.

Beginning in 2005, the MBI began recognizing exemplar schools which significantly contribute to making a difference for their students, parents, and faculty utilizing the MBI process at the elementary, middle or high school levels and have demonstrated evidence of change.

Lockwood Middle School Librarian Wins Award
The Montana Library Association presented Johanna Freivalds, Lockwood Middle School librarian, the 2007 Pat Williams Intellectual Freedom Award at their annual conference held in Helena, April 25-28. Learn about this special award and view some photos of Johanna here>>.

National Gardening Association Awards Grant to Lockwood
Press Release February 20, 2007
Lockwood Primary School was selected from more than 650 kids' gardening programs nationwide to receive a 2007 Youth Garden Grant from the national Gardening Association, based in South Burlington, Vermont. The award-winning youth gardening program will receive an assortment of books donated by the National Gardening Association and a $250.00 gift card from The Home Depot, which recognizes that today's youth are the future of American gardening.

"The National Gardening Association is proud to support this terrific kids' garden," says president Michael Metallo. "This program was selected because of a demonstrated commitment to actively and creatively engage youth ini the gardening process and to improving the community. We were able to see from their application that the garden program will be sustained for years to come."

"Kum & Go" Donates to the Lockwood Primary School
Mr. Chuck Crane, District Supervisor, for Kum & Go recently presented Lockwood Primary School with a check for $502. This donation was made possible through the "Fuel Your School" promotion and will help with supplies for our school. Hearty thanks go to our local Kum & Go store and the patrons who specified our school for their donation!

Lockwood Students Win Essay Contest
The VFW sponsors a writing contest every year for 7th-9th graders. This year the theme of the essay was "Citizenship in America." John Lattimer from the VFW office came to the Middle School 8th grade Communication Arts classroom and presented $100 each to the first place tie winners, Keira Wulff and Katelynn Meyer. It was a great celebration--then Mr. Lattimer announced that Keira's essay had also won the district contest and she earned $100 more! View Photo >>

Keira then went on to compete in the state competition. At the awards banquet, which was held in Helena, MT, on January 27th, Keira took 3rd place out of 1,325 essays submitted. She received two engraved plaques and a $200 savings bond. Lockwood School also was awarded a plaque.

Lockwood's School Psychologists Wins Award
At the Montana Association of School Psychologists convention in October, 2006, Lockwood School Psychologist Dwight Von Schriltz was awarded the School Psychologist of the Year Award.
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Lockwood's School Nurse Gets Special Recognition
Montana Public Health Association awarded our own Lockwood School Nurse Carol Blank the Exemplary Service Award. Carol was nominated and chosen for her outstanding work in the area of Public Health/School Nursing. There is only one person chosen for each of three regions on an annual basis.

3rd Annual School Supply Giveaway is Big Success!
The Lockwood Evangelical Church provided free school supplies to almost 100 Lockwood students in grades PreK-12. This was the third year for the project which was supported by the generous contributions of church members, the west-end Wal-Mart, and the Lockwood branch of the Little Horn State Bank. The church provides assistance with supplies throughout the year. Contact Sandy Hopkins at 670-7489 or the church at 259-4717 for more information.