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Preschool screening Tuesday, October 22

Ekalaka Public Schools will hold child find developmental screening on Tuesday, October 22nd from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Ekalaka Elementary gym. This free developmental screening is designed for children ages 0-5. Children aged 3-5 years will be...

 

Ekalaka Community Choir practice starting

Ekalaka Community Choir members will begin practicing for upcoming performances on Tuesday, October 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Practices will take place at St. Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Ekalaka. The choir, under the direction of Ekalaka Public Schools...

 

Nielsen enjoys teaching, small town living

First year social studies teacher Brett Nielsen loves history. He's also pretty fond of small town living. Nielsen is a Montana native of sorts. He graduated from Westby High School, about 243 miles...

 

New music teacher settles in

If area residents have attended a CCHS football or volleyball game this fall, they have likely already met new K-12 music teacher Nate Louisignau. Even if the pep band wasn't playing or he wasn't perf...

 

New microscopes for CCHS

Grant money awarded in April will benefit science students at CCHS this fall. The $5,000 grant from ONEOK, Inc. was used to purchase seven microscopes. Former Ekalaka Public Schools Superintendent...

 

Wright settles in as new superintendent

Kathryn Wright officially assumed her superintendent duties at Ekalaka Public Schools on July 9. The Rapid, City South Dakota native first visited the area eleven years ago and “fell in love” with Ekalaka’s skies. Wright completed...

 

Judy Farwell

A memorial service to commemorate Judy Farwell's life was held July 31 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Ekalaka. With those big brown eyes that said her love for us would forever be, on July 26,...

 

Residents invited to join local concert band

Newly hired Ekalaka Public Schools music teacher Nate Louisignau recently announced that he is forming a local concert band. Any southeastern Montana resident who is a high school freshman or older is invited to participate. The Carter County...

 

Local teacher receives national science award

A local teacher is being recognized for exceptional science education. In April, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced the winners of the 2019 NSTA Teacher Awards program, which honors K–12 teachers, principals, professors and...

 

Superintendent Schrock resigns

After a three-year stint as the superintendent at Ekalaka Public Schools, Daniel Schrock resigned last week. Schrock took over the position in 2016 and wrote in a June 13 letter to the Eagle that he...

 

Students receive awards and letters

Awards and letters given this year to students from Ekalaka Public Schools included: Heroic 7 Award - Tori Tooke National Choral Award - Mason Lovec New inductees into the William C. Rowley Chapter of National Honor Society - Grace Tooke, Seth...

 

Kindles for kids

Local masons Jeff Venhaus and Pat Strickland gave Kindles to deserving Ekalaka Public Schools students who like to read on Tuesday. The Kindles for Kids program, sponsored by the Montana Masonic...

 

CCHS sports awards given

Last week, Ekalaka Public Schools honored all local athletes from grades 5-12 for the 2018-2019 sports seasons at a program held in the CCHS Tuggle room. Junior high volleyball participants this year...

 

Preparing for next year

Preschool teacher Ami Nies (left) spent some time with her students at Ekalaka Public Schools last week to help them prepare for their upcoming kindergarten year. Marissa Frye (right) was recently...

 
 By Cathy Frye    Local    March 15, 2019

Academic Olympians compete well

Basketball isn't the only game in town in southeast Montana. Local students were also pitting their academic skills against each other at Academic Olympics, which was held March 5 and 6 at Miles...

 

New bus for Ekalaka Public Schools

Ekalaka Public Schools students are traveling safer now after the purchase of a new bus. The old activities bus, which was fully depreciated, had broken down on multiple trips over the last two...

 

Jeane Koefelda

Jeane Koefelda died on December 31, 2018, at Dahl Memorial in Ekalaka, Montana. She was born in Great Falls to Frank and Ruth (Faris) Koefelda on June 12, 1926. Jeane attended Great Falls Public and Catholic schools graduating in 1944 while working...

 

Wallace Richard Lee Stieg

Wallace Richard Lee Stieg (Wally), beloved husband of Marie Stieg for 61 years, telecommunications pioneer, avid golfer, and dedicated family man, died on December 22, 2018, in Forsyth, Montana. He...

 
 Events   

Ekalaka Public Schools Christmas concert

On Tuesday, December 18 at 6 p.m., local students will perform at a Christmas concert in the grade school gymnasium. Community members are invited to attend the free hour-long event that will...

 

A bright future

In the Fall of 2017, the superintendent of Ekalaka Public Schools asked for an energy audit of the new elementary building and the high school. Chad Reisenauer from Basin Electric traveled to Ekalaka...

 
 Events   

Preschool screening set for October 23

Ekalaka Public Schools will be hosting a preschool developmental screening on Tuesday, October 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the grade school gym. The screening will be for children aged 0 - 5 who are not currently in kindergarten. Children whose...

 

Letter to the editor

The Ekalaka Board of Trustees recently authorized the purchase of a new activity bus and high school bleachers. Both decisions were based upon the professional opinion of many stakeholders with respect to safety and operational efficiency. The Bus...

 

Active shooter training held at CCHS

Prior to school starting, Ekalaka Public Schools certified and classified staff underwent an active shooter training. The training was put on by Gordon Hahn, a retired Montana superintendent and...

 

Citizens Advisory Council hears update on FWP activities

The Citizens Advisory Council members for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 gathered on August 21 at Water Plant Park in Miles City to discuss current topics occupying the agency. Attendees...

 

Ekalaka Public Schools adopts FY 2019 budgets

The Ekalaka Public Schools Board of Trustees approved the FY 2019 Budgets for both the Carter County High School and the Ekalaka Elementary School. Mills went from 22.75 in the FY 2018 Elementary District budget to 21.59 in FY 2019 budget. In the...

 

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