All Students Can Write

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2023 – Like most 8-year-olds, Levi Hibbs spent a good part of second grade learning to write.  For Levi, this skill brings the potential for life-changing communication.  The challenge of learning to write was made easier with the help of a grant from the Great Falls Public Schools Foundation.

Son of Tucker and Cherie Hibbs, Levi attends Loy Elementary and will enter third grade in the fall.  His parents specifically chose a permissive transfer to Loy because of its strong program for special needs students. …

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Foundation Year-End Highlights of 2022

RELEASE DATE: December 14, 2022 – As we look back on 2022, we are proud of what has been accomplished, and we hope you are too. At the Great Falls Public Schools (GFPS) Foundation, we have the privilege of partnering with community members to enhance public education. Thanks to your financial support, teachers are empowered to offer creative learning experiences, and students continue to grow in new and exciting ways. Here are some highlights for the year: …

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1995 Scholarship Recipient Pays It Forward

(Photo: Stella and Phil Palm, Palm Scholarship recipient Jose Rodriguez, his mother Maria Cardenas and brother James Schmidt)

RELEASE DATE: November 10, 2022 – As winter progresses, many high school seniors are busy applying for college scholarships. Numerous scholarships are available to local students, often created by individuals or families grateful for their own education. Some call it “paying it forward,” while others call it “giving back.”  In all cases, it’s a demonstration of generosity and commitment to the next generation.  And sometimes it ripples across the years. …

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Teacher Involvement Benefits Foundation Programs

RELEASE DATE: March 23, 2022 – Dawn Reitz (pictured here with student Piper Denno) has her hands full as a German teacher and head of the Global Languages department at Great Falls High School. Yet her commitment to public education extends beyond the school. She’s currently volunteering on a project to streamline the scholarship application process at the Foundation for graduating seniors and the teachers who help them. …

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Record Setting Truck Raffle Raises $161,000

RELEASE DATE: November 22, 2021 – Riverview Elementary PTA is putting its truck raffle earnings into new playground equipment; the Great Falls High football team will purchase new equipment and pay athletic camp fees for students who cannot afford them; and Valley View PTA will purchase a school reader board.  These represent just a sampling of the projects that are being funded by Great Falls Public Schools (GFPS) Foundation Win This Truck Raffle. …

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