From our Thunder Hawk family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
STAFF SPOTLIGHT Let’s get to know our Thunder Hawk staff! We are proud to shine this week’s spotlight on Erika Zachman! Erika is the district's Payroll & Accounting Specialist. She has worked for the school district for 6 years. Erika's hometown is Montevideo. She is a 2005 Montevideo High School graduate and a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN. Erika and her husband Phil have one daughter, Lyla. In her free time, Erika enjoys traveling, camping, golfing, hiking, kayaking and downhill skiing. Erika says, "I am very fortunate to be a part of this great Thunder Hawk community. I grew up as a Thunder Hawk, and I’m excited that my daughter gets to continue her education as one with the great group of educators and support staff we have here throughout the district." We're lucky to have you on our team, Erika! Thank you for all the hard work you put in daily! Know that it is recognized and greatly appreciated. #StaffSpotlight #greatemployees #staffappreciation
MES kicked off HAWK Pride last week! Students and staff had so much fun wearing their Hawk Pride shirts together. A BIG "Thank You" to our generous sponsors for providing these t-shirts for our MES students and staff: Friendship Homes, Clean Site, Edward Jones James Bulman, Hughes Real Estate & Auction Service, J & D Construction, Madsen Family Chiropractic, Outlaw Graphics, Tostenson Inc. and VFW Post 380. The sponsors are listed on the back of the shirt. HAWK Pride at MES implements PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports). It is a way to create positive, predictable, equitable and safe learning environments where everyone thrives. We Can't Hide Our HAWK Pride! - Have Respect - Act Responsible - Work Hard - Keep Safe
REMINDER - Mark your calendar! Wednesday, November 22nd is an Early Dismissal - Staff Development Day for the Thunder Hawks. NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Break.
It's Election Day! Your vote matters! Cast your informed vote on the two referendum questions on today's ballot. Polling Location - National Guard Training and Community Center (TACC), 711 South 17th Street, Montevideo, MN Polling Hours - 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SCHOOL CALENDAR REMINDER: NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 9 & Friday, November 10, 2023 Conferences November 9: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. November 14: 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
This week is National School Psychology Week, November 6-10, 2023, and we are celebrating School Psychologist Nicole Redmann! Join us in thanking Nicole for going above and beyond to support our students, families and staff! We are grateful to have her serving in our district. #HawkPride #SchoolPsychWeek
SCHOOL CALENDAR REMINDER Friday, November 3rd is an Early Dismissal - End of Quarter 1 for the Thunder Hawks. Early dismissal times are: Ramsey 1:15 pm Sanford 1:20 pm MHS 1:25 pm MMS 1:30 pm
Reminder: There are 7 days left to cast your early vote! The district office is open from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Special Election will be held at the TACC on Tuesday, November 7th. Polling hours will be from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
October 27th is World Occupational Therapy Day, and we would like to take this opportunity to recognize our OT and OT Assistant! Stacy and Lauren do a wonderful job evaluating needs, developing specific plans and making sure our students are continually improving and reaching their goals. Thank you for supporting and empowering our kids! We are so grateful for your work! #HawkPride #worldoccupationaltherapyday #greatemployees #staffappreciation
Do you have questions about the referendum? Join us for our last community info session tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the high school where we'll be answering any questions you have. #MontevideoForward
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our elementary schools and middle school! SAVE THE DATE for November 9 & 14 (during school conferences), and get ready to empower your reader with book choice. Watch for more information to come!
STAFF SPOTLIGHT Let’s get to know our Thunder Hawk staff! We are proud to shine the spotlight on Shea Bohlin this week! This is Shea’s second year working in the district’s Grounds and Maintenance Department. He also works as co-manager and holds the office of Quartermaster of our Montevideo VFW. Shea’s hometown is Montevideo, and he is a 2003 Montevideo graduate. Shea was in the Minnesota National Guard for eight years with a deployment to Iraq in 2004-2005. He and his wife Nikki have been married 15 years, and together they have three boys, Jaxon, Rauly and Wynston. In Shea’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors hiking, kayaking, camping and riding dirt bike. Shea says, “It’s nice to be living in a small town and enjoying a simpler life. I love watching our boys grow up in our hometown and attending the same schools I went to, sharing similar memories with them roaming the halls of Montevideo Schools.” We appreciate you, Shea, and your hard work and dedication to Montevideo Public Schools! Thanks for all that you do! #StaffSpotlight #greatemployees #staffappreciation
Montevideo Public Schools will be open until 4:00 today for early voting in the district office located at the Montevideo Middle School. A reminder that the district office will be closed on Thursday, October 19, and Friday, October 20 due to MEA Fall break. Please take advantage of the opportunity to cast your vote.
STAFF SPOTLIGHT Let’s get to know our Thunder Hawk staff! This week's spotlight shines on Melissa Erp. Melissa has been a Title One teacher for the school district since 2013. Melissa is from Montevideo and is a Montevideo High School graduate. She received her college education and degrees from Willmar Community & Technical College and Southwest State University in Marshall. Melissa has two children, Meghan and Justin. Her daughter Meghan is in her 4th year at NDSU, and her son Justin is a junior here at Montevideo High School. Melissa has been a Minnesota State High School League Dance Team Official since 1999. This keeps Melissa busy and in the stands during the winter months, and it allows her to do a little something extra with her daughter as she is a dance team official too. In the summer months, you can find Melissa back in the stands again, as she and Bryce attend many racing events at area racetracks cheering on her son who is a race car driver. Go #32J!! A fun fact about Melissa is that she loves 80’s TV shows, movies and music! We are proud to have you on our team, Melissa! Thanks for all that you do! #StaffSpotlight #greatemployees #staffappreciation
Montevideo Public Schools will be open for early voting this week Monday-Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the district office located at Montevideo Middle School. The district office will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to MEA Fall break. There are 2 weeks left of early voting, please take advantage of this opportunity to cast your vote.
Question of the week! Q: If both referendum questions pass, how much will the State of Minnesota pay towards the referendum? A: If both referendum questions pass, the State of Minnesota will pay approximately $25,137,100 towards the total referendum amount of $61,310,000. In addition, don't forget to join us for our community information sessions being held tonight and tomorrow! Tonight at 6:00 p.m. @ Talking Waters Tomorrow at Noon @ the Community Center #MontevideoForward
SCHOOL CALENDAR REMINDER No School - October 18-20, 2023 October 18 - Staff Development Day October 19 & 20 - Fall Break
Congratulations to the MES Super Hawks from last week. Mission Monday is a new addition to our Hawk Pride at MES. Each Monday we get a new mission to focus on for the week. Families can help at home by discussing this mission with your child. This week's Student Mission : Give a high five to a new person each day this week.
SCHOOL CALENDAR REMINDER Friday, October 6th is an Early Dismissal - Staff Development Day for the Thunder Hawks. Early dismissal times are: Ramsey 1:15 pm Sanford 1:20 pm MHS 1:25 pm MMS 1:30 pm