Junior High

 

Lewistown Junior High School

Serving Grades 7 & 8

Phone: (406) 535-5419

Fax: (406) 535-2300

Tim Majerus, Principal

Christy Rogers, Secretary

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Lewistown Junior High Staff Contacts

"Where Excellence and Enthusiasm Collide"

Check out this link to our LJHS Digital Backpack for important student and parent information and handouts.


 

 

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Jaden Schultz holds his first place certificate from the 2015 Junior High School Geo Bee, next to contest facilitator, Krystal Ferguson.  Photo by Christopher McConnell  

Article courtesy of the Lewistown NewsArgus.  Published March 15, 2105.

Jaden Schultz, an eighth grader at Lewistown Junior High, is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Montana National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center on Friday, March 27. Jaden was notified by the National Geographic Society that he is eligible to compete. His parents are Tammi and Mark Schwomeyer.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 27th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society.

The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the state Bees.

Each state champion will receive $100, the “National Geographic Atlas of the World, 10th Edition,” a medal, and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 11-13. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the Society.  The national champion will also travel (along with one parent or guardian), all expenses paid, to the Galápagos Islands, where he/she will experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the islands’ unique wildlife and landscapes. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Visit www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee for more information on the National Geographic Bee.

* National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD will air the 2015 National Geographic Bee Championship final round, moderated by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, on Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. ET. The final round will be aired later on public television stations. Check local television listings for air date and time in your area.

 

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Lewistown Junior High science teachers Steve Paulson and Suzie Flentie are the state winners in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest - Photo by Christopher McConnell

Article courtesy of the Lewistown NewsArgus, written by Christopher McConnell and published December 17, 2014.

Lewistown Junior High 7th grade life science teacher Steve Paulson's decades old Big Spring Creek Watershed science project is half-way to Washington, D.C.

On Friday morning Paulson received a call from Samsung Electronics America Vice-President David Steel personally congratulating him on being chosen as Montana's winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Steel had heard about the spam folder "incident" (Paulson's notification as a state finalist was hiding in the spam folder of his email) and wanted to make sure Paulson knew he was chosen as Montana's winner.

As the state winner, the Lewistown Junior High will now receive more than $20,000 in STEM technology in addition to the Galaxy tablets (Samsung's version of an iPad), software and educational materials it received for being a state finalist.

Paulson started the Big Spring Creek project two decades ago and had focused mostly on biological aspects and data collection. He wanted to expand the scope of the project and collaborated with Suzie Flentie, 8th grade physical science teacher and former Montana state "technology educator of the year" recipient. The alliance gives the project more depth.

"It's a biological-technological project. I bring the biology and Suzie brings the technology, along with her expertise in GIS and ARC Mapping," Paulson said.

Flentie's science students have been involved in GIS for 12 years and worked on several major projects including mapping noxious weeds for BLM and the flooding from 2011.

Paulson hopes the technology award will be used, in part, to increase the Internet bandwidth in the junior high.

A slow connection makes it difficult for the students to conduct research in the short period of time they have in class.

"When we have many students using the wireless notebooks, the Internet slows to a crawl," he said.

Flentie thinks the award will allow her science students to remain on the cutting edge of STEM education.

"Funding is always short and we will use this to keep up and move forward," Flentie said.

In the next phase of the' contest Paulson and Flentie will create a three minute video outlining the project, due the end of January, and submit it to the national judging panel. Fifteen national finalists 'will be chosen out of the 51 remaining projects-one from each state and the District of Columbia. If the Big Spring Creek Watershed project is chosen as one the 15, Paulson and Flentie will go to Washington D.C. to present the project to the judges. Five national winners will be selected out of this process, with the public choosing one during an online voting period.

Paulson and Flentie have a conference call with Samsung and contest officials on Jan. 6 to discuss the award and their progress. Lewistown Junior High Principal Tim Majerus will also sit in on the call.

The 15 national finalists will be named on Feb. 15.

** Note - for more information take this link to learn more about the 2015 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

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Award Letter from Samsung

Dear Steve,

Congratulations! You have been named a State Winner in the 2015 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Your entry was chosen for its innovative approach to advancing interest in STEM among your students as well as making an impact in your community.

Since you have been chosen as a State Winner, you have already earned a minimum of $20,000 in Samsung technology for your school.

You will now go on to represent your state in the national competition where we ask that you create a 2 – 3 minute video that brings your lesson plan to life. For your efforts, you will have the opportunity to earn a larger technology package of $35,000 or $120,000 and a chance to come and present your story with other competing schools in March. If you are chosen as one of our five National Winners, you will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony in Washington D.C.

Your commitment to your students and school as well as to advancing STEM education is evident through the great work that you are doing. Once again, congratulations on being named a State Winner!

Warm Regards,

 

David Steel, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Communications

Samsung Electronics America

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