Meet our new teachers! Welcome to our team, Sarah Schimming! After a 9-year hiatus, Sarah is very excited to get back to the art classroom. She will be teaching art at the Montevideo Middle School. Sarah graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Art Education and Saint Mary's University with a Master's in Education. She has 19 years of experience teaching art in public schools with some years in every grade level K-12. Sarah has spent the past nine years caring for her children while teaching community education art classes, private art lessons and public art classes for kids and adults as well as being a youth and education coordinator at her church. Sarah's husband Dave teaches math at the Montevideo High School and coaches cross country and track. They have two children, AllieJane and Sam, and a Springerdoodle named Jack. Sarah enjoys home improvement and landscaping projects, working with youth at church, and spending time with her family in South Dakota. Sarah is looking forward to building relationships with her students and making art class a bright spot in their day where they learn new skills and concepts as well as more about themselves.
Let today be the start of something new! Welcome to the first day of the 2022-23 school year at the middle school! #HawkPride #Welcome #backtoschool
Senior Sunrise! Great way to start the 2022-23 school year!
Click on the below link for the most recent Superintendent Stream. Back to school information. https://youtu.be/wjoRzQVkIU8
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Meet our new staff! Help us welcome Morgan Lenning, Social Worker at Sanford Elementary School. Morgan received a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a minor in Human Relations from St. Cloud State University. She has been a licensed social worker in the state of Minnesota since 2016. For the last six years, Morgan worked at Chippewa County Family Services providing support and case management services to families through a variety of programs. She loves working with kids and is looking forward to being with students on a daily basis and building relationships with them. Morgan is excited to be able to play an active role in working with the children and families in the school district and community. Morgan and her husband have a 9-month-old baby boy and two dogs. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family, and she enjoys gardening and being outside. Welcome to our team, Morgan!
Meet our new teachers! We are happy to introduce Kylee Heurung, Health/Physical Education/DAPE teacher at the Montevideo Middle School and JV assistant volleyball and JH girls' basketball coach. Kylee is from Brainerd, Minnesota and she loves the outdoors. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, traveling, watching movies, playing sports and board games. She graduated from Mayville State University with majors in Health and Physical Education, minors in Developmental Adaptive Physical Education and Coaching. Kylee was drawn to Montevideo's welcoming atmosphere, and she is looking forward to building strong connections and relationships with students, staff and the community. She is excited to begin her teaching and coaching career in Montevideo and help teach students how to live fun, healthy lifestyles. Welcome to our team, Kylee!
We are excited to introduce a great group of new teachers joining our team this year. Help us in giving them a warm Thunder Hawk welcome! Trisha Suchanek will be teaching 2nd grade at Ramsey Elementary School. She attended Bemidji State University and received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and received her Master's in Education through Walden University with an emphasis on Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment. Trisha taught kindergarten at MACCRAY Public Schools the last five years. She is a Montevideo graduate and is very excited to be a Thunder Hawk again and to be coaching the JV girls' tennis team this fall. Go Hawks! Trisha and her husband Zach live in Montevideo, and they have two daughters Paisley and Wren. In her free time, Trisha loves to spend time with family, and she enjoys playing tennis, camping, baking and fishing. Trisha looks forward to teaching a new grade level, connecting with her students, gaining new skills as an educator and working with a great team of teachers.
Congratulations to Early Childhood Special Education teacher, Connie Fragodt. Connie is MONTEVIDEO TEACHER OF THE YEAR! A well-deserved honor for a wonderful teacher. We are so happy for you, Connie! #HawkPride #teacheroftheyear
Welcome back, Thunder Hawk staff! Here's to us and a great school year ahead!
We are excited to introduce a great group of new teachers joining our team and community this year. Join us in giving them a warm Thunder Hawk welcome! Meet Jenna Williamson! Jenna is our new Early Childhood Special Education teacher at the Hawks Nest Early Childhood Center. She has been teaching ECSE for 13 years. Jenna and her husband Jimmy have been married 12 years and have four daughters. Some of Jenna's hobbies include running, Minnesota sports, and trying to keep up with her girls! She looks forward to working in the same school district that her kids attend, having a shorter drive to work, and coaching Jr. High girls basketball. The most important thing she would like to accomplish this school year is creating a positive, safe and comfortable learning environment for her young students to arrive at each day. Jenna looks forward to meeting the students and staff, and she is excited for the future of the Montevideo school district.
We are excited to introduce a great group of new teachers joining our team and community this year. Join us in giving them a warm Thunder Hawk welcome! Meet Huy Tran! Huy joins us as the Grades 5-12 Vocal Instructor. He received a B.A. in Music and Secondary Education from the University of Minnesota-Morris. He completed his student teaching at Morris Area Schools and Willmar Senior High School. Huy enjoys spending time with his partner, friends and his dog named Raven. He also enjoys traveling and learning about space & the universe in his free time. Huy looks forward to creating connections with students and staff, and he wants to make sure that his students not only have a productive learning experience in class, but also a fun and memorable time. Huy was instantly drawn to Montevideo because he had always heard that Montevideo has an amazing music program with a strong culture and a close and supportive community.
You could feel the excitement at New Teacher Orientation this morning! Welcome to all of our new staff! #NewTeacherOrientation
We are excited to introduce a great group of new teachers joining our team and community this year. Join us in giving them a warm Thunder Hawk welcome! Meet Taylor Knutson! Taylor will be teaching Math at the Montevideo Middle School. She is a 2018 Montevideo grad and a graduate from Augustana University with majors in Mathematics and Secondary Education. This is Taylor's first teaching job, and she is very excited to be back in the Montevideo school district! Taylor enjoys spending time with family, golfing, reading, snowmobiling, listening to country music and watching NCIS. She had a wonderful experience as a student of Montevideo Public Schools and is excited to give back to the school district and community that helped make her who she is. Taylor looks forward to getting to know all of her students and sharing her love of math with them.
We are excited to introduce a great group of new teachers joining our team and community this year. Join us in giving them a warm Thunder Hawk welcome! Meet Isaac Schreiner! Isaac will be teaching Social Studies at the Montevideo High School. He received a degree in Social Studies Education at MSUM in 2020 and completed his first year of teaching at Brandon/Evansville High School. Both of Isaac's parents are educators, so he grew up with a front row seat to the education field. Isaac likes to travel and anything to do with the outdoors. He is also an avid Minnesota sports fan! The most important thing Isaac would like to accomplish this school year is to create a positive, safe and comfortable learning environment for his students. He is looking forward to joining the coaching staff of the Thunder Hawk swimming programs.
Reminder Thunder Hawk Parents: Chromebook Insurance is only needed for grades 3-12. If you have any questions, please contact your school office.
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Stay updated on our Long Term Facility Plan. Find the full facility report, PowerPoint presentations and more information on the district website under Menu>District>Facility Planning. If you couldn't attend one of the Community Input Sessions in June, view this video for a recap of the input sessions held on June 9th: https://youtu.be/z3o7xsUprc8 #ThunderHawkVision