March 6, 2019 Edition
IN THIS EDITION SWMSS Business Sponsor Spotlight - Architecture 118 | MECC Review - World Language 3/12 | Save the Date - 2nd Annual Science Summer Institute Aug. 6-7, 2019 | Upcoming SWMSS PD & Resources | Joke of the Week | Addt'l PD, Resources, & GRANT Opportunities
ARCHITECTURE 118
NOW OFFERING FREE CONSULTATIONS
TO SWMSS MEMBER DISTRICTS
SWMSS business sponsor Architecture 118 is a premier architecture, project planning, management, and design firm serving public and private clients throughout our region of Montana. They offer a wide range of services to assist school districts in every facet of school design and construction - everything from the initial visioning process with local stakeholders to helping showcase a completed project to the community.
To show their continued commitment to schools across SW Montana, Architecture 118 is now offering free consultations with school administrators or board members to discuss potential or planned building projects. Whether you would like advice as to how to best utilize your existing facility, want to know how to best incorporate the latest design trends into a project, or would like professional guidance to navigate the RFQ process to see your vision into reality with public resources, Architecture 118 is up to the challenge and willing to help.

If you'd like to learn more or schedule a free consultation for a project you are considering in your district, please contact them directly through this link, and enter "SWMSS Consultation" in the subject line.
2018-19 MECC
CURRICULUM REVIEWS
Please join us for one of our upcoming MECC review session by registering at the links below.
World Language - Tuesday, March 12


- MECC Stats -
19 Member Districts | 7200 Students Served
For more information about our Curriculum Consortium,
visit the SWMSS website [here].


Questions? Please contact our Co-Director of Education:
Melissa Tovaas | mtovaas@swmss.coop | cell (646) 831-7264
- SAVE THE DATE -
2ND ANNUAL MONTANA SCIENCE
SUMMER INSTITUTE
AUG. 6-7, 2019 | MSU-BOZEMAN

Presented by Southwest Montana School Services (SWMSS) &
the Montana State University Science Math Resource Center (SMRC)
SWMSS and SMRC invite you to attend the 2nd annual Science Summer Institute 'Connecting Classrooms to Careers' Aug. 6-7, 2019 at MSU-Bozeman.

This conference is designed for educators and administrators from pre-K through 12th grade to collaborate and learn from educators across Montana, as well as for after-school educators and pre-service teachers seeking to deepen their expertise in science teaching and STEM education.
 
Breakout session topics will include: best practices in 3-dimensional / STEM teaching, learning aligned with NGSS, Montana Science Content Standards, and our theme “Connecting Classrooms to Careers” to help make learning relevant and authentic, and to broaden students’ views of applications of science in their lives. Stay tuned for details about our featured keynote!

Registration opens mid-March. For more information please contact:
Melissa Tovaas | mtovaas@swmss.coop | (646) 831-7264
UPCOMING SWMSS PD & PROGRAM DETAILS
  • SAVE THE DATE: Common PIR Day Friday, Sept. 27 with keynote speaker Pete Hall, presented by SWMSS & Region IV CSPD; registration opens in April
  • for more info, check out Pete Hall & Kristin Souers' website HERE

  • Co-op Food Program - details HERE
  • Spring 2019 2nd Delivery runs Feb. 18 - Mar. 8, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Order Window open May 1 - May 22, 2019

  • SWMSS 2018-19 Indian Education for All (IEFA) Offerings: contact Melissa Tovaas at SWMSS for inquiries & scheduling; details HERE

  • Infinite Campus Spring User Group Meetings - click HERE for registration
  • Butte - April 1 | Laurel - April 2 | Glendive - April 3 | Havre - April 4

JOKES OF THE WEEK
ADDITIONAL PD & RESOURCES


  • FREE PD in Southwest MT by Region IV CSPD (visit their website for more):
  • Mar. 26, Bozeman Facing the Frontal Lobe: Strategies to Support Executive Function Skills in Students...; details
  • SAVE THE DATE: Dillon Summer Institute June 12 - 14, 2019 (registration coming SOON :)



  • 2019 Montana Advanced Placement Summer Institute June 24 - 27 at MSU - Billings; register here; subject areas include:
AP English Language & Composition | AP Studio Art
AP Statistics | AP Biology | AP World History

  • MTASCD Summit July 29 in Helena, featuring Kristin Souers; flyer HERE

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018-19
BUSINESS SPONSORS
- click logo for company website -
- click logo for company information -
Your school district point of contact:
Mary McEachern | Business Development / Sales | 406-570-6121