The Belt School is currently taking applications for night custodian, games-cleaners, bus drivers and sub custodians. Applications are available online at www.beltschool.com or paper copies are available in the school office. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm.
Class picture forms went home with students this week. If you wish to purchase a class photo the forms and payment are due back in the office no later than Friday morning, May 21. The cost is $5 per photo. Late orders will not be accepted. Class pictures were postponed last Fall due to COVID and the photography company cannot do the photos this Spring. Mr. Hoyer volunteered to take pictures this year. Pictures will be printed and sent home with students next week. Please call the office if you have any questions.
Need some help with some spring cleaning projects or various labor jobs? Then make plans to attend the 9th Annual Husky Labor Auction this Friday (5/21) night at the Belt Creek Brew Pub. Groups of workers will be auctioned for 8 hours of work starting at 6pm, with funds generated to help support the boys and girls basketball programs.
Due to the wet weather, the 6-12 Pops Concert that was originally planned to take place outside tonight (5/13) will be moved inside to the main gym. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm.
The 2020-21 Belt School Academic Awards Assembly is this upcoming Monday (5/17) beginning at 8:30 am. Spectators will be allowed, but due to COVID we ask that attendance be limited to immediate family members and that families stay seated in pods during the assembly. The event will be lived streamed on the NFHS network.
The fitness room will be closed for new mirror installation beginning on Thursday (5/13) afterschool until Monday (5/17) afterschool. We would like to say thanks to the Strand Foundation and the Wellness Committee for providing funds for the upgrades.
We would like to give a big congrats to our District Music Festival Solo/Ensemble participants. Due to COVID there were no ratings given this year, however students still had the opportunity to participate and receive feedback from judges. On Monday, High School Band and Choir students received feedback on their District Festival solos and ensembles. Congratulations to Hattie Bumgarner, Jon Highfill and Rosalynn Kenner-Carrington on their vocal solos; Zach Buskirk, Maddisen Osterman, Molly Tingey and Johnny Tingey on their instrumental solos; Alyssa Nebel, Madison Pogany and Ryann Osterman for their vocal ensemble; Lindsey Paulson, Deanna Davison, Danika Lords, Alex Hunsaker, Reese Paulson, Nick Rubeck, Nate Gill, Ella Pethel, Keely Dirkson, Kylee Permann, Addi Urick, Lane Waldner, Karson Arndt and Paul Blank for their instrumental ensemble performances! Congrats and good work!
The Belt School Board of Trustees had two seats on this year's ballot with five candidates vying for those seats. Each seat serves a three year term on the board. The unofficial results for the Belt School Board of Trustees election are as follows: Chad Stroop (incumbent) - 328 Kyle Gillespie (incumbent) - 284 Andrew McCoy - 252 Mike Christensen - 177 Gina Kristine Maas - 86 The results will become official once the school board canvasses the election and certifies the results at the next meeting on May 11.
Thursday, May 6, at 7:00pm Belt School will host an EarlyK-5th grade Spring Concert in the Main Gym. Due to COVID we ask that attendance be limited to immediate family members and that families stay seated in pods during the concert. If you have questions please contact Mr. Wilson or the school office.
Dr. McCoy will be conducting sports physicals for the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, May 3rd at the Belt School. Athletes must use the updated MHSA physical form which is available in the school office or on the MHSA website. Physicals are $20 per athlete with a portion of that being donated back to the school each year by Dr. McCoy. If you have any questions in regards to the sports physicals please contact the school office.
On Monday, April 26th, the Belt School will transition from a required to a recommended policy on mask wearing. We strongly encourage everyone to continue following measures such as washing and sanitizing hands, disinfecting surfaces, respiratory etiquette, staying home if you are sick, and being aware of your physical distance when around others. Mask wearing is recommended by the school, however it will be the choice of each individual to decide if they need to mask up. We ask that everyone respect the choices that those around them make. Any harassment in regards to these choices will not be tolerated. If you have any questions please contact the school office.
Due to weather the Middle School Track Meet has been cancelled. There will not be MS track practice today either.
The 6th-12th grade Spring Concert is tonight in the high school gymnasium at 7:00pm. If your child is performing, they should have brought home tickets for family members that are planning to attend. For anyone not able to attend, the concert will be on the NFHS network tonight starting at 7:00pm.
The Belt School Election is May 4th, 2021. It will be an all-mail ballot. There are five candidates on the ballot to fill two open positions, each for a three year term. In alphabetical order the candidates are: Mike Christensen, Kyle Gillespie, Kristine Maas, Andrew McCoy, and Chad Stroop. Kyle Gillespie and Chad Stroop are current trustees running for reelection.
No School Friday, Monday, or Tuesday! Enjoy your Spring Break April 2nd-6th.
As many of you are aware on Wednesday March 17th the Cascade County Health Department lifted the county mask mandate. Until all of our school staff who wish to be vaccinated have had a reasonable opportunity to complete the vaccination cycle, the district will maintain our current policies regarding masks while on campus. With vaccines becoming increasingly more available to our staff, we are anticipating an amendment from “require to recommend” towards the latter part of April.
Congratulations to Brady Drummond who won the Montana Statewide Poetry Out Loud Competition and Molly Tingey who placed 3rd ! Brady will now compete against other statewide winners in the National Semifinals on May 2nd. Below is a link to the Montana Poetry Out Loud State Championship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Riub5m7u0g
A reminder that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday March 12. Also, next Wednesday, March 17, is an early out at 12:30pm. Enjoy your weekend and good luck to our Huskies who will play Friday morning in Lockwood at 9:00am versus Powder River Co.
Are you planning to go watch the Huskies at the State C Basketball Tournament in Lockwood? Monday will be the last day to buy your wristbands (tickets) at the school! Please stop in before 3:30pm. $20 per wristband will get you into the Belt games.
If you are planning to watch the Huskies at the State C Tournament next week in Billings please contact the school office to purchase your tickets. Tickets are $20 each and will get you into only the Belt games. We have a total of 300 that we can sell. Please call asap if you need tickets. Our boys' first game is Wednesday at 3:30pm at Lockwood High School.
This year we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Prom Dress Swap. Community members and students are invited to bring prom dresses from previous years to have a second chance of being worn again. All Belt High Girls will have the opportunity to participate in the swap and could walk out with a fantastic dress for the cost of dry – cleaning. It is our goal to provide an affordable alternative for our students to attend prom on March 20th. On March 3rd and 4th during Husky Time, students will have an opportunity to view the dress selection in the teacher’s work room! Thank you for all those who are willing to lend gowns to make this event happen.
If you are planning on attending the Huskies' games at the Northern C Divisional Tournament in Great Falls the best way to get your pass is through the Belt School office. You will need to provide contact tracing information and passes are $20 each. There are separate tickets for the boys' and girls' teams. The pass is only good for one school and one gender. There will not be individual game gate available during the divisional tournament. If you have questions or need passes please call the school office, 406-277-3351.
A reminder to families that we do not have school this Thursday and Friday. The 8-C District Tournament is this week in Lewistown. The girls will play WGR at 3:30pm on Wednesday. The boys will play Centerville at 10:30am on Thursday. If you plan on attending games you will need to contact the school office to get a pass and get your name on the attendance list. Go Huskies!!!
With the rescinding of the mask mandate today by Governor Gianforte, we are working through how this will impact our school and student events. Cascade City-County Health Department has a meeting scheduled for February 17th with local mask requirements as an item on the agenda. We are still operating under our Reopening Health and Safety Plan which does require masks in school and at school sponsored events. We will continue under this plan as we receive further clarification and guidance from the Governor, Cascade City-County Health and the CDC. Our main objective at this time is to keep in-person-learning in place and to keep staff and students healthy. We will keep you posted on any changes to our Health and Safety Reopening Plan. Thank you and have a great weekend, stay warm!!
Each Belt team will be allowed a limited number of fans to attend the district basketball games at Fergus County High School in Lewistown on February 17-20. You must have a fan pass in order to purchase an admission ticket for entrance to the game. All admission tickets for games must be purchased at the gate. You must contact the Belt School office or come in person to get on the Girls’ and/or Boys’ fan list and get a fan pass. The fan pass is not admission to the games, it only allows you to purchase a ticket at the gate for that specific team’s games. You will need to present your pass and pay admission to each game you attend. If you want to sign up for a pass please stop or call the school office. There will be a table set up at the home game this Saturday, February 13, where you also can sign up for a pass. .
We will be hosting after school help time for the MS & HS students starting February 1. This will be a supervised time for students to work on homework/classwork, Monday-Thursday, from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Please call the school if you have any questions.
The Scholastic Book fair is HAPPENING! Log onto https://www.scholastic.com/bf/beltschool1 or use the QR code in the attached image.
Scholastic Book Fair is HAPPENING now! Log on to https://www.scholastic.com/bf/beltschool1 or use the QR Code in the attached image.
Close Up students are conducting the annual fruit sale through November 13th. Call the school or Mrs. Meissner if you would like to order and have not been contacted yet.
Parent Conference are tonight (11/2) and tomorrow (11/3) night from 4-7 pm. If you have signed up for a phone conference, expect a phone call on the number that you provided at the time that you chose. If you asked for an online conference, please check your email for a link from each teacher with whom you made an appointment. If you signed up for an in-person meeting, go to the classroom of the teacher to meet with him or her at the appointed time.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be ONLINE this year! From November 9 through November 22 log on using the link or the QR code below. (Fair link will only be accessible during those days.) Spend over $25 and shipping will be free; books will be shipped directly to your home. Support your children and our school! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/beltschool1 (View image for QR code)
The traditional Elementary Halloween Parade will not take place next Friday (10/30). However, MS/HS students will be able to dress up all day and Elementary students will be able to dress up after lunch for their afternoon parties. We’ll make sure to post some pictures of our favorite costumes.
Tonight's (10/23)VB games at Dutton-Brady have been cancelled.
The 6-12 Fall Music Concert is this Thursday (10/22) night @ 7 pm. Due to indoor capacity restrictions we will be limited to four adult guests per family. Please complete the linked form below to help with contact tracing and to make entrance into the concert easier. https://forms.gle/TV9BtRx7PzssiAL17
Tonight's varsity volleyball contest vs. Heart Butte has been cancelled. We will host Highwood/Geraldine for a JV match at 3:35pm this afternoon.
The JV football game with Hobson that was scheduled for Monday (10/12) has been cancelled.
MS and HS Football will be @ CJI on Friday (10/9). The MS game will be at 4:30 pm and the Varsity will be at 7:00 pm. Make sure to check the spectator link below if you plan to attend the game. Thanks for your understanding and flexibility with the frequent changes to athletic schedules this year. www.cji.k12.mt.us
Students in grades EK-5 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us tonight on the football field from 6:00pm-7:00pm for a Fall reading event under the lights. Bring a blanket and your favorite books to read as a family. Dinner will be provided. Due to COVID restrictions we ask that only students in grades EK-5 participate and that everyone wears a mask until they are seated on their blanket with their family. Students who participate will get a free book to take home!
October 31 is the deadline to renew your fitness center membership for the year. Please note there was a $10 increase to the membership fee and it is now $35 per year. Please call Patty if you have any questions.
The Varsity Football game with Rocky Boy that was rescheduled for Monday (10/5) has been cancelled.
Our high school and junior high volleyball games scheduled for tonight (9/11/20) against Dutton/Brady have been canceled due to lack of numbers for Dutton/Brady. Our junior high girls will still scrimmage each other. B team scrimmage will be at 3:30pm followed by an A team scrimmage. Fans are welcome to watch, masks are required.
Per the Governor's recent directive (8/12) we have changed language within our reopening plan regarding face coverings. The reopening plan and the "guidance on wearing masks" link within the plan have both been updated to reflect compliance with the directive.
To provide additional time for the district and families to prepare for the start of the school year, we are pushing back the 1st day of school to Thursday August 20th. The updated calendar is linked under the menu tab on the school web-page.
As we develop plans for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, we are reaching out to parents to complete a brief family survey. We hope to gather input about your concerns and preferences in regards to teaching and learning this fall. The survey is available until July 30th. https://forms.gle/Jnms3rsZW7eszwnB7
The Class of 2020 will graduate on May 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM. The ceremony will be held on the football field. Chairs will be available for immediate family members. Other guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Social distancing guidelines will be followed by all participants and guests. We believe that having the ceremony on the football field will allow for community participation while ensuring safety through social distancing. Anyone over the age of 65 or who is identified as vulnerable per the CDC guidelines is discouraged from attending. Following the Graduation Ceremony, please join us downtown for a celebratory parade!
Click the link below to view the 2020 Virtual Awards Assembly ! Way to go Huskies ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDQqlAbPJm0
Use the following link to order your 2019-2020 year book. http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A04714400 You can also come to the school and pick up an order form and pay in person. The school cannot accept credit cards.
The last day to check out school library books is Friday, May 8. All books are due back to the library drop-off bin on Wednesday, May 13.
Lost & Found will be displayed and available Friday, May 8 & 15. Please stop by and check it out. Any items not picked up by 4pm May 15 will be donated.
High School graduation will be held on May 17, 2020 on the football field. Due to COVID-19, we will be limiting access to the graduation ceremony. Please watch the web page and Facebook for more information.
In A Special Meeting on April 29, the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of administration opted to continue distance learning through the end of the 2020 school year. After May 6, we are allowing for limited access through individual appointments with teachers. We will provide more information on the limited access next week. .
As we examine options for the end of the year that ensure the safety of all of our children, their families and our staff in light of this pandemic, we would appreciate your input. Starting May 7, the school will have multiple options for instructional delivery through the end of the year: continued distance learning, limited reentry, and a blended model. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your thoughts or comments. Thank you
At noon today (4/22) the Governor announced that schools in MT may re-open if they choose on May 7th. We are exploring the option of reopening the school and the guidelines the state provided to assist schools in making that decision.
4th Q Mid-Term Progress Reports will be mailed out next week. If you want real-time updates on grades and/or student progress contact the school and we can walk you through getting the free PowerSchool Mobile app for your personal device.
It was good to visit with our Seniors today about some of the plans we are working on for Graduation. Parents, contact Mrs. Gliko to obtain the notes from our discussion or if you have questions. We should have a more formal plan for Graduation to share in the next couple weeks.
Virtual Spirit Week Prize Winners! Mon-Raily Gliko & Heather Ratliff. Tue-Mrs. Hoffman & Paisley Lindeman. Wed-Kylie Maas & Peterson clan. Thurs- Olivia Moran & Ms. McNally. Fri-Chayse Kirby and Brooklyn Phillips. Your gift is in the mail! Thanks to everyone who participated.
Day 5 of our Virtual Spirit Week OK Husky Nation it's Friday! Show off your favorite Husky Gear or School Colors. We'll announce the prize winners for the week later today.
Day 4 Virtual Spirit Week It may be cold, but the sun is coming out, so let's see some photos of our Huskies participating in their favorite outdoor activities!
Let Us Know How We Are Doing We would like to know how we are doing in providing distance learning and breakfast/lunches. I have set up an email account for you to give us feedback on how things are going at home. Mr. Paulson and I will be reviewing your emails and using that information to improve our processes. If you have an instructional or technical question, please email the teacher. This new email is only for feedback on how things are going for you. Please send us your comments at email@example.com
Day 3 of our Virtual Spirit Week. Workout Wednesday - Let's see those photos of students or staff exercising or completing a fitness activity!
Day 2 of our Virtual Spirit Week Good Tuesday Morning ! Today, post a photo of yourself in your home office space or the location where you are doing your school work.
Good Morning Belt Schools! Looking forward to seeing your pictures during our Virtual Spirit Week. Today, post your picture on the school Facebook page of you with your favorite pet(s). Mrs. Patty and I will be drawing names each day for prizes. Good Luck!
Please contact the school prior to the end of the day Thursday (3/26), if you are unable to drop off or pick up new elementary take home packets this Friday (3/27) from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Free lunches to all Belt School students: https://www.facebook.com/100007986724364/posts/2536472286628971/?d=n
Google Classroom Info for Parents: https://www.facebook.com/100008623291650/posts/2332201263743961/?d=n
Remote delivery of instruction begins on Monday (3/23). MS/HS students need to check their school email and sign into their Google Classroom(s) or Remind groups before Monday!
School lunches are available to any child age 1 to age 18 during the school closure. Belt students may pick up lunches at the school from noon to 12:30 each school day. Students on bus routes may pick up lunch at the bus stop starting Monday. Your bus driver will call you with a more specific time. If you plan to participate in the lunch program, call Patty at 277-3351.
Our initial date for remote delivery of instruction is next Monday (3/23). Elementary students will receive hard copy packets that can be picked up on Wednesday (3/18). MS/HS students will need to begin checking their school email or Google Classroom for directions.
Please come by the school from 8 am to 7 pm on Wednesday (3/18) to pick up school materials & personal belongings.
By order of Governor Bullock, school is closed from March 16 through March 27
Challenge Game Monday--March 2, 2020 5:30PM Four Season's Arena in Great Falls Belt Huskies v Big Sandy Pioneers -- BOYS Tickets will be $6 adults $4 students
Huskies 41 / Outlaws 39. Boys play at 4 on Saturday
Boys BB: Belt 45 / Ft. Benton 53. Belt plays Saturday at 8 AM
Divisional Basketball Boys play Ft. Benton at 4 PM on Friday, Girls play Ft. Benton 7 PM on Friday
It’s almost Science Fair time! Let me know if you would be willing to judge one or more of our fairs! Belt School is looking for judges for the following Belt School Science Fairs. Would you be willing to help us out with one or more of the fairs? If you are unavailable, do you know of anyone that may be able to help? Please contact me or Patty in the office at Belt School as soon as possible, if you can help. Middle School Fair Monday, February 17th 7:45-11:20 am High School Fair Monday, February 17th 11:30 a.m.—3:30 pm (lunch is provided to you) Elementary Fair (gr. 3-5) Tuesday, February 18th 12:15-3:30 (Come at 11:45 if you want lunch—Lunch will be provided to judges.) Debbie Vogt Middle School Science Teacher 6th ELA Teacher Gifted/Talented Coordinator Belt School school-406-277-3351
Belt Boys BB Huskies 58, Mustangs 40
Girls BB-Huskies 65, Mustangs 23
Friday volleyball Roy Winifred 1, Belt 3 Fort Benton 2, Belt 3 Plenty wood 1, Belt 3 Play Saturday at 10 AM
State Volleyball Tournament, Bozeman Match 1: Belt Huskies 1, Plentywood 3 Next Belt Match 10 AM Friday
Football playoff final. Belt 34, Superior 46. We love our Huskies!
Football playoff halftime. Belt 28, Superior 32
District championship game: Fort Benton won the first match 3 sets of 5. Playing Fort Benton again starting at 9PM. GO HUSKIES
Christmas Wreath sales end on Friday, October 25. Sales support the Belt School music program. Call the school for more information. 277-3351
It's Scholastic Book Fair Time!! October 31, November 1 through 7. The Book Fair is open 30 minutes before and after school and during Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Here’s an opportunity for $250 in your classroom! https://www.facebook.com/162517480434607/posts/2703042216382108?sfns=mo
Teachers can enter to win a $100 gift card and get free classroom teaching materials. https://www.facebook.com/135549606486115/posts/2913404418700606?sfns=mo
Back to School Savings for educators: https://www.krtv.com/news/great-falls-news/downtown-great-falls-businesses-offering-back-to-school-sales-today
Did you know that our school collects Box Tops? You can help our school by either downloading an App or cutting Box Tops off hundreds of products. If you sign up for electronic submission, please select Belt Public Schools as your designated school. If you choose to cut Box Tops, please submit them to the school office. Mrs Jones will handle the Box Top submissions.
State championship. Belt 17: Arlene 4 quarter 1
Belt 67 / Twin Bridges 45 Championship game Saturday
Facilities Committee Meeting, Wednesday, Jan 4 @ 7 PM in the library
5-12 Winter Concert rescheduled for January 3 at 7 PM
Winter concert canceled due to power outage. Have a happy holiday. We do have school on Wednesday. Full day.
Game times changed for WGR game on Friday. Varsity leaves school at 1 PM. JV begins at 3:00 with 20 minutes between games. So the schedule will be GJV 3:00pm, BJV +20, GV +20, BV +20.
Come and Celebrate with the Volleyball State Champions on Thursday, Nov. 17 @ 6:30 PM
Game 3: Belt 13 / Ennis 25
Game 2; Belt 17 / Ennis 25
Game:1. Belt 25. / Broadus 20
Game 1: Belt 25 /. Ennius 23
Qtr Belt 8. Circle 0
Belt scores 8/0
Belt scores 8/0
2nd Round Football Playoff game kickoff at 1 PM, Belt v Circle
Girls' Divisional VB Championship game at 4 PM in Conrad
Belt over Chinook 3 games to 0
Football: Belt hosts Circle in 2nd round of playoffs at 1 PM on Saturday
Divisional VB: Girls play Friday at 7 PM in Conrad
Divisional Volleyball Tournament underway! Match 1 Belt over Sunburst in three games Match 2 Belt over Simms in 3 games
Halftime. BELT 30 / TB 14
QTR 1. BELT 14 /. TB 6
BELT 25. /. GFCC 17 Championship match this evening
BELT 25. /. GFCC 23
Belt 25 / GFCC 17. Game 1
District VB. BELT 3 games / FB 0
5-12 Fall Music Concert tonight 10/25 @ 7 PM
Belt School Bond Passed!! Thank you!!