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Greetings from the Executive Director!  Thanks for taking the time to review our website.  Our site possesses a wealth of resources for members and non-members alike.  All links are located just above each page and the home page carries the most current news.  Look the MSSA over and do not hesitate to "contact us" with any questions, comments or interest in our varied programs.  Thanks, Dan Rask

Director's Schedule:  October 13 - Dillon, October 15 - 21 NREA, San Antonio.  October 23 - Dillon.

Please use email or cell (406) 221 - 6303 if I am not at the office.

Office Manager's Schedule: Linda Sunderlin works from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week.

  OCTOBER 20, 2014 

MSSA AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

We will have a full delegation at the National Rural Education Association Conference held later this week in San Antonio.  Carolyn Hutson will be recognized there as Montana's "Rural Teacher of the Year".  Carolyn is from the Luther School in Carbon County.  We will be represented at the delegate assembly by Jules Waber, Powell County Superintendent and MSSA Board member, Dr. Jayne Downey, Education Department Chair, MSU-Bozeman, MSSA President, Allison Nys, NREA/MSSA member, Elementary Principal, Laurel, MT.  Tena Versland, NREA/MSSA member MSU-Bozeman Faculty, and myself as the Executive Director of State Affiliate MSSA.

The MACSS Conference is just around the corner and it will be held in Belgrade at the Holiday Inn Express.  AGENDA

MSSA's November workshops are just around the corner also.  Dean Phillips and Jeff Crews are currently surveying membership for additional suggestions to the agenda.  The agenda will be online and sent out by early next week.  You may register on the registration page currently, when the final agenda is complete, it will be there also.

November's Technology Conferences by "Beyond the Chalk". 

  Thursday, November 6 Lewistown (CMMC, 408 Wendell Avenue, Lewistown, MT, Conference Room 1 ) 

  Friday, November 7 Havre  (Great Northern Hotel,1345 First Street, Havre MT, Great Northern Conference Room)

  Monday, November 10 - Butte (Montana Tech, Bob and Pauline Poore Room, 1300 West Park Street, Butte, MT  59701)

  Tuesday, November 11 Bozeman (Comfort Inn, 1370 North 7th Avenue, Bozeman, MT, Madison Room.) 

  Thursday, November 13 Miles City (Miles Community College, 2715 Dickinson Street, Mile City, MT, Room 106)

2014 - 2015 MSSA Consortium Conference Schedule and Summaries

 

2014 - 2015 MSSA CONFERENCE DATES AND SITES

2014 CONSORTIUM CONFERENCE PHOTOS

             Helena, 9-19-2014                                                                                     Miles City, 9-22-2014                                                                    Lewistown, 9-23-2014

 

2014 - 2015 MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENTS

2014-2015 TITLE IIA LANGUAGE IS IN THE CONSORTIUM SECTION OF THE WEBSITE

Title IIA application and final report language is posted in the "Consortium" link of our website.  This language has been approved by Pat Johnson of OPI so should make the process user friendly for our clerks, superintendents and lead teachers charged to complete the 2014-2015 application as well as the 2013-2014 final report language.  Please be sure to use your own district's numbers and not the example.  Also, with left over money, indicate specifically what you will use it for.  If you have questions or trouble accessing the document, contact our office.

As always, "Our students are worth the effort".

710 South Atlantic Street, University of Montana - Western # 63, Dillon, MT  59725.  Office (406) 683-2685, (Fax) 406 683-2682