Happy Paraprofessional Appreciation Day 2024! Paraprofessional Appreciation Day is celebrated the first Wednesday in April each year. THANK YOU to our paraprofessionals for the work you do each day to support our students, teachers, and schools! Enjoy your day!
2 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
Para Appreciation Day
Due to the weather, Montevideo Public Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, March 26th. This will be an E-learning day. No Head Start, Small World Preschool, ECSE, Community Ed or school activities. Thunder Hawk Care will be closing at 4 p.m.
3 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
Weather Related announcement
Due to the weather, Montevideo Public Schools will be opening 2 hours late tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26th. No morning sessions of ECSE, Small World Preschool or Community Ed activities. Thunder Hawk Care will be opening at 7 a.m.
3 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
Weather Related announcement
Due to the weather, Montevideo Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, March 25th, 2024. This will be an E-learning day. No Head Start, Small World preschool, ECSE, Community Ed or school activities. Thunder Hawk Care will be opening at 7 a.m.
3 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
Weather Related announcement
STAFF SPOTLIGHT Let’s get to know our Thunder Hawk staff! This week we are proud to shine the staff spotlight on Valeric Villalta! Valeric works at Ramsey Elementary School as a Family & Community Liaison. Valeric grew up in La Libertad Comayagua, Honduras, and moved to Montevideo when she was 11 years old. Valeric is a Montevideo High School graduate, and she is continuing her education at Minnesota West Community & Technical College where she will graduate from this spring. She plans to attend SMSU in Marshall to further her education and pursue a degree as an ELL teacher. Outside of work, Valeric loves being a Thunder Hawk and helping at school and around the community by interpreting for families and friends. Her favorite hobby is going to the gym. Your dedication and hard work is truly appreciated, Valeric! Thanks for all you do for our families and Thunder Hawk community! #StaffSpotlight #greatemployees #staffappreciation
3 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
Staff Spotlight Villalta
Happy School Social Work Week! This week we shine a spotlight on the dedicated professionals who play a pivotal role in enhancing the well-being and success of students across the nation. We celebrate and recognize the dedication and tireless efforts of school social workers, whose commitment to fostering positive school environments directly impacts students, administrators, teachers, parents, and the community at large. A special shoutout to the incredible school social workers in our school district making a positive impact every day! #SSWWeek2024 #ImpactInTheMaking #PearlsOfWisdom #HawkPride Char Dahl – Montevideo High School Todd Swedzinski – Montevideo Middle School Susan Marcinkowski – Montevideo Middle School Morgan Lenning – Sanford Elementary School Kris Kirkeby – Ramsey Elementary School Marissa Webb - MVALC
3 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
School Social Work Week
SCHOOL CALENDAR REMINDER Friday, March 8 is an Early Dismissal-Staff Development Day. Sunday, March 10 is Daylight Saving Time. Spring ahead!
3 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
School Calendar Reminder
Reminder: Join us tonight for Letters & Art Night at Ramsey Elementary School! 5-6pm: Free pizza dinner, celebrate the art of your pre-K to 5th grader on display 5:30-6:30pm: Read with a "celebrity reader" guest, take home a new book We hope to see you at this free & fun family event!
4 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
Big cheers for our MES Hawks of the Week from last week! Our schools are bursting with incredible kiddos! 🌟
4 months ago, Nikki Bohlin
Sanford
Ramsey
Sanford
We all want our children to work hard and learn to be responsible members of the community. Every day, our Montevideo Public School board members are leading the way by example. They give hours of their time so our children can have a first-rate education. Thank a school board member today!
4 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
SCHOOL CALENDAR REMINDER NO SCHOOL - Friday, February 16 & Monday, February 19th Have a nice Presidents' Day Break!
4 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
Presidents Day Break
STAFF SPOTLIGHT Let’s get to know our Thunder Hawk staff! We are proud to shine this week’s spotlight on Gregg Zeidler! Gregg teaches first grade at Ramsey Elementary School, and this is his sixth year at Montevideo Public Schools. Gregg grew up on a dairy farm in Annandale, Minnesota. He is married to Kristin who works as a Title I teacher at Ramsey. They will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this year! Gregg and Kristin have three daughters. Shaylee graduated from Montevideo this past year. Calli is in 10th grade, and Lily is in 8th grade. Gregg enjoys traveling with his family and the planning involved, as well as keeping track of the Minnesota sports teams. Gregg says, “I have been so appreciative being part of the Thunder Hawk community and seeing the positive impact that a wide variety of adults have made in my daughters' lives. There are so many individuals who genuinely care for our students. We are truly better together.” Your dedication to teaching and genuine care for your students truly makes a difference, Gregg. Thanks for all you do! #StaffSpotlight #greatemployees #staffappreciation
4 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
Staff Spotlight Zeidler
Congratulations to the MES students who have been named Hawks of the Week in February so far. Keep up the great work by continuing to make positive choices!
4 months ago, Nikki Bohlin
Ramsey
Sanford
Sanford
Sanford
Sanford
STAFF SPOTLIGHT Let’s get to know our Thunder Hawk staff! We are proud to shine this week’s spotlight on Janelle DeZeeuw! Janelle is a Food Service/District Office Administrative Assistant. She started with the school district in 2017 as a part-time administrative assistant in the middle school office. She moved to her current, full-time position in the district office in 2018. Janelle grew up on a farm north of Montevideo, and she attended Ramsey Elementary School (K-5), Central Middle School (6-9), and Montevideo High School (10-12). Janelle’s husband Jim is a fuel transport driver for CHS. They have two adult boys, Adam and Tyler, who are both engaged to be married. Their youngest son lives and works in Montevideo, and their oldest son lives and works in the Twin Cities area. Janelle & Jim have one pet cat named Moose who tolerates them living in “his” house! Janelle’s hobbies include reading, puzzles, playing games, camping, snowmobiling, boating & ATV trail riding. She also loves to travel, exploring new areas of the state and country. She doesn’t always get her way, but when Janelle and her husband travel, she loves turning off the main route and trying a different way. She says, “You never know what memory you might make, or things you might see or learn about, by getting off the beaten path.” Your dedication and hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, Janelle. Thank you so much for all you do! #StaffSpotlight #greatemployees #staffappreciation
4 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
DeZeeuw Staff Spotlight
HELLO FEBRUARY! SCHOOL CALENDAR REMINDER Friday, February 2nd is an Early Dismissal - Staff Development Day Friday, February 16 & Monday, February 19 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day Break
5 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
February School Calendar Reminder
Hooray for our MES Hawks of the Week! Keep crushing it with those smart decisions!
5 months ago, Nikki Bohlin
Ramsey
Sanford
Sanford
Celebrating the MES Hawks of the Week! We're thrilled to announce last week's Hawks of the Week! Their commitment to Hawk Pride is truly remarkable. Congratulations to all of them!
5 months ago, Nikki Bohlin
Ramsey
Ramsey
Sanford
Sanford
STAFF SPOTLIGHT Let’s get to know our Thunder Hawk staff! Shining in this week’s spotlight is Samantha Nokleby. Samantha is a Title I Teacher at Sanford Elementary School. This is her 8th year, six years at Ramsey Elementary School and the last two years at Sanford. Samantha is from Montevideo, and she is a 2012 graduate of Montevideo High School. She received a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota, Morris. Outside of work, Samantha likes to spend time with family and friends, bake, read, play piano and travel. A fun fact about Samantha is that she has a goal to visit all 50 states and all national parks, so during summer break she tries to hit as many new states and parks as she can! We’re proud to have you on our team, Samantha, and we appreciate your hard work and dedication. Thanks so much for all you do! #StaffSpotlight #greatemployees #staffappreciation
5 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
Staff Spotlight Nokleby
SCHOOL CALENDAR REMINDER: Friday, January 19th - Early Dismissal Day and End of Quarter 2 Monday, January 22nd - No School
5 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
STAFF SPOTLIGHT Let’s get to know our Thunder Hawk staff! We are proud to shine this week’s spotlight on Michael Oellien. Michael’s career journey has taken him from working at Mentor Network in Marshall, MN to becoming a Special Education Paraprofessional at Ramsey Elementary School. Michael’s hometown is Montevideo, where he grew up with his parents, Doug and Laura, and two older sisters, Amanda and Samantha. Michael has an AS degree in Computer Science. Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with friends, whether it’s watching TV and movies, playing board games, or simply catching up. Some hobbies that he enjoys are drawing, reading, and coin collecting. Micheal’s favorite quote is: Even dust can make a mountain. We’re so glad you’re on our team, Michael! Thanks for all of your assistance and support to our teachers and students at Ramsey Elementary School! #StaffSpotlight #greatemployees #staffappreciation
5 months ago, Montevideo Public Schools
Staff Spotlight Oellien