National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest

"The Montana Department of Justice is looking for a poster for this year's National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest. The state contest winner will be awarded a trip to Washington D.C. with their parents and teacher to participate in the National Missing Children's Day ceremony in May 2017. The contest is open to all Montana students. This year's theme is "Bring Our Missing Children Home." The contest deadline is March 6, 2017." If you have any students who would be interested in submitting a piece, have them visit the Montana Department of Justice's website for contest details and application.

Montana College Access Network Conference

The Montana College Access Network (MCAN) Conference provides networking opportunities, educational updates, and presentations of best practices, all aimed increasing access to higher education for all Montanans. The conference will take place from March 27th throught March 29th and will be held at the Radison in Helena, Montana. For more information visit the MCAN website.

Montana School Counselor Association Spring Conference

The Montana School Counselor Association will be holding its spring conference on April 6 & 7 in Bozeman, Montana. Please visit the MSCA site for more information as it becomes availible.

Montana Indian Education for All Conference

Montana Indian Education for All (MIEA) Conference focuses on celebrating lifelong learning, best practices, and innovation to ensure American Indian students at all levels of the educational system receive a high quality education that prepares them for whatever future they envision. The conference will take place from April 19th to 22nd in Missoula, Montana. This year's theme is "Counting Coup Through Education."

Quoting from the MIEA website: "The 2017 Montana Indian Education Association’s (MIEA) Annual Conference theme: Counting Coup Through Education is a call to action for students & their families, elders, educators and educational institutions to come together for the purpose of promoting and advancing equitable educational opportunities that acknowledge, affirm and include the rich cultural heritage of American Indian students in every aspect of the schooling experience." This conference does include a student track. For more information visit MIEA online.

Montana GEAR UP Spring Planning Meeting

On April 25th and 26th GEAR UP teams from across Montana will convene in Helena Montana to develope and enhance their 4th Year IP and Budgets. If you plan on attending please complete the SPM Survey found HERE and on our home page.

Professional Development Opportunities (2016-2017)

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