Principal's Blog

  • 4 Day School Week

    Posted by Shaun Ball on 1/18/2017 7:00:00 PM

    Parents and Guardians-


    On Jan. 18th, I would like to invite you to a community meeting about our proposed 4 day school week.  It will be held in the band room at 6 pm.  The purpose of this meeting is to give you an opportunity to voice any concerns you may have.  We feel that the 4 day school week benefits our students and teachers in many ways.  A few are as follows:

    1.  Academics will increase

    2.  Attendenance will increase

    3.  Student and staff morale will increase

    4.  Provides an opporutnitiy for enrichment activities on Friday's

    5.  Academic learning time increases

    6.  Retain quality staff memebers


    Child care is a huge reason why some parents don't like the 4 day school week.  To help families out, we plan on providing enrichment activities for students on these days.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at 406-649-2208.

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  • Tiger News

    Posted by Shaun Ball on 1/5/2017


    School is cancelled today due to our gas lines freezing up.  We do our best to communicate with you regarding school closures.  If you didn't get a call, I apologize.  Our protocol is to conatact KECI and KPAX (news stations).  We also put this information out on the school's web page as well as Facebook. Teachers also contact parents/guardians based off of the information in Infinite Campus.  If you didn't get a call, please contact our secretary to see if you information is correct.  

    Congratulations to Kiya Taylor and Ian Farris for being nominated Jr. High and High School Student of the month.  They were nominated for thier excellence in academics and/or athletics.  Thank you Ian and Kiya for representing the Tigers so well. 

    Ian Farris                                                                                                                                 Kiya Taylor

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  • School Closure

    Posted by Shaun Ball on 12/7/2016

    bus School Closure


    On 12-7-16, we had to cancel school because we couldn't heat the building or use our ovens due to a frozen regulator and faulty vaporizer.  Workers were here at school late in the evening and the wee hours of the morning trying to fix the problem.  School should resume the following day.


    I hope you were able to get this message in time.  If you didn't, I apologize for the inconvenience.  The following is what we do when there is a school closure:

                                                                         1.  Notify staff

                                                                         2.  Staff notifies families

                                                                         3.  News stations contacted

                                                                         4.  Facebook post

                                                                         5.  School Website post



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  • Employee of the Month

    Posted by Shaun Ball on 12/6/2016

    Congratualtions to Mr. Yeager for being selected as St. Regis' employee of the month.  He was nominated for his work ethic, his support in athletics, and his ability to form postive relationships with students and staff.  The 6th grade class thinks he is doing an "awesome job".  Mr. Yeager is the good looking guy in the middle.

     Yeager Employee of the Month


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  • Tiger News

    Posted by Shaun Ball on 11/28/2016

    Being Thankful

    Thanksgiving to Christmas is a busy time of year for us.  Concerts, sports, and other programs seem to take up a large portion of our time. Sometimes we get so busy, we forget about the things that truly matter, like family, friends, and even school.  It is nice once in a while to "be still" and reflect on things to be thankful for.  For me, I am thankful for my family, living in Montana, and the food that is on my plate each and every day.  I am also thankful to work for this school.  The students and families that live in this community are wonderful.  They have accepted my family and I with open arms.  I am also thankful for a great staff.  Time and time again, St. Regis staff members are stepping up and volunteering for things that go above and beyond the "call of duty"; all which benefit our students and/or community.  For instance, the kitchen staff put on a Veterans and Thanksgiving Day meal for the community and staff.  Teachers and other support staff are constantly buying new shoes, coats, and even food for those who are less fortunate.  Given this time of year, I thought it was appropriate to reflect on this season and be thankful for all the wonderful people and students that make up this great community.  My hope is that despite our busy schedules, we can take a moment and thank those people for making a difference in our life.



    Ms. Etter (counselor) and the students have been working hard to educate our students to be "Drug Free".  She spent a week going over the curriculum and doing other fun things; one of them decorating doors (see the Kindergarten poster below).

     Kinder Poster

    Ms. Etter and Mr. Eichenlaub were busy working with the Jr. High/High School students on college preparation.  Activities and field trips also accompanied the education piece of this very important week.


    Congratulations to our November SOM winners; they include: Chet Hill, Levi Lowry, Joseph Farris, Hunter Farris, Kiersten Trayer, Megan Fischer, and Lijah Griffie.  These students demonstrated responsibility for the month of November.  For the month of December, teachers will be looking for students who exemplify the character trait of Honesty.  The assembly will take place on Dec. 16th.

    Nov. SOM



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  • Tiger News

    Posted by Shaun Ball on 10/31/2016

    College Week

    This week, Gear Up is hosting our annual 7-12th grade College Application Week.  Students will be involved in activities focused on post secondary education.   Students will learn how to fill out FASFA's as well as how to write effective college entrance essays.  Many students will also attend colleges through out the state of Montana.  There will also fun activities spread throughout the week getting the student excited about college.



    Congratulations to the girls volleyball team for taking 3rd at districts.  Even though they didn't qualify for state, we are very proud of them for representing St. Regis so well.


    Student of the Month

    Our next K-6 student of the month luncheon/assembly will take place on Nov. 18th.  The character trait we will be focusing on this month is responsibility.


    St. Regis Night

    On November 9th from 5-6:30, St. Regis Schools is a hosting a free dinner to thank the people of St. Regis for their support of our school.  We will also be unveiling our remodeled weight room that evening.  Other events taking place that evening include: Math Night, Adult Ed info, Title 1 info, and recruitment for our Fan Club.  All St. Regis community members are welcome to attend.






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  • Tiger News

    Posted by Shaun Ball on 10/17/2016 7:00:00 AM

    Student and Staff Member of the Month Awards

    Last Friday was an exciting day.  Parents/guardians were able to enjoy lunch with their Student of the Month students compliments of the St. Regis kitchen staff.  A special table was arranged and set aside by Irma Sigsby (Fan Club.)  It was decorated with signs and balloons honoring those who showed "Positivity" for the months of Sept.  An assembly followed with the presentation of certificates and other treats for the winners.  The next character trait for the month of October is "Responsible."  

    We also celebrated the "Tiger Employee of the Month" award.  The Tiger award goes out to a special individual who goes "above and beyond the call of the duty."  This month we were happy to announce that Jackie Sanford was that person.  Some of her colleagues stated:

    • Jackie is the biggest cheerleader in our school.  She has a patient spirit and makes everyone feel significant.  Jackie is generous with her time and is willing to help wherever, whenever.  There aren't very many people who are as committed to this school and the community like Jackie.  It is a pleasure working with her and I am so glad she was selected as the next employee of the month!  Jackie is simply the best and most deserving person for this award at this time.


    • Jackie is always willing to help everyone. It doesn't matter if students, staff, teachers, parents that ask, Jackie will step up and help. She has a positive attitude and a smile everyday. If you are down, she will lift your spirits and make you feel better. There isn't a more deserving employee in the building.


    • Jackie is such a dedicated helper to the K-H students, especially when she gets their breakfast trays ready for them each morning.  When headphones go missing or computers get left behind or books show up in unexpected places, she is the one who finds them and brings them back to the library.  Thank you to Jackie for all the help and for being so caring and conscientious.  She is a shining gem!



    General Inforamtion


    On 10/19, students will be released at 1:20.  There is also no school on 10/20 and 10/21 due to MEA days.   This is a time where staff go to professional development trainings all through out the state.  

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  • Elementary Student of the Month Scheduled for 10/14

    Posted by Shaun Ball on 10/10/2016 7:00:00 AM

    On 10-14, the next Student of the Month Assembly will take place.  The character trait that we are focusing on this month is to be POSITIVE.  If your child is selected to be the SOM, the teacher will contact you to invite you to the SOM luncheon.  Your student is allowed to invite 2 people to for a free lunch.  An assembly will follow right after lunch for the presentation of the awards.  

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  • Special Thanks

    Posted by Shaun Ball on 9/21/2016 7:00:00 AM

    A special thanks to the Superior United Methodist Church for donating school supplies to St. Regis.  

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  • Business Teacher Wins Prestigious Award

    Posted by Shaun Ball on 9/15/2016 11:00:00 AM

    Congratulation to Mr. Eichenlaub for being named Region V CTE New Teacher of the Year!  He was recognized for his wonderful work in St. Regis' BPA and Gear Up programs.  He will now be competing at the national level.  Thank you, Mr. Eichenlaub, for your hard work, and for representing St. Regis so well.


    Mr. Eichenlaub

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