Information From your Superintendent,
Congratulations go out to the DGS Bearcats and their coaches for bringing home the Class C 6-man State Football Championship! I was very impressed by the demeanor and character of the players throughout the season as I personally did not hear them bragging about “how good they were” or how they were “going to beat certain opponents.” They kept everything in a positive perspective and did not want a lot of hoopla throughout the playoffs. The boys remained very focused on their ultimate goal. With the enrollment numbers between the three co-op schools well above the 65 enrollment limit, the Montana High School Association has voted to move the DGS co-op into the 8-man football ranks next year with us being assigned to the Southern division.
Any qualified candidates interested in running for a position on the Stanford Public School Board of Trustees must file a Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy with election administrator between December 10, 2015 and March 24, 2016. However, there are restrictions on who may hold office. A trustee may not be employed in any capacity by the trustee’s own school district (with the exception of officiating athletic competitions under the auspices of the Montana Officials Association). The trustee candidate may be related to a school or county employee. A trustee must: 1) be qualified to vote in a district; and 2) be a resident of the school district (in a single member district, a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to becoming a candidate). Qualified to vote means the person must: 1) be at least 18 years old; 2) be a resident of the state and county for at least 30 days; and 3) be a United States citizen. The person must not be: 1) a convicted felon currently serving a sentence in a penal institution; or 2) determined to be of unsound mind by a court of law. The position currently held by Jennifer Taylor is up for election.
There are only three weeks until the end of first semester. It is imperative that our high school students are working to ensure they get passing grades for the semester so they earn the credits in their course work. Many of our 7 – 12 teachers will be administering semester tests the week of December 14 – 18.
We will have a 12:05 pm dismissal time on December 18. That is the beginning of our Christmas break. We will return to classes on January 4, 2016. We here at the school wish all of you a safe and Merry Christmas.
Yours in education,
Mr. Tim Dolphay