HARLEM HIGH SCHOOL NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR ACHIEVEMENT

November 22nd, 2016: The National Title I Association is pleased to announce that Harlem High School from Harlem, Montana has been named a National Title I Distinguished School by the Montana state department of education. Harlem High School is one of up to 100  schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2016.

A project of the National Title I Association, the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students.  It highlights the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements for their students. The program has been in place since 1996, showcasing the success of hundreds of schools in one of three categories:

  • Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two consecutive years
  • Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups
  • Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students

Title I is the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is the largest federally funded pre-college education program in the United States and provides funding to school districts across the country to aid in the education of economically disadvantaged students. The National Title I Association is a membership organization made up of the Title I Directors from each of the states and territories, who are charged with managing their state Title I program to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to ensure that all children – especially those living in economically disadvantaged conditions – have the opportunity to receive a high quality education.

The National Title I Association implemented the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program to highlight selected schools that have successfully used their Title I federal funds to improve the education for economically disadvantaged students. More information about all National Title I Distinguished Schools is available on the National Title I Association website: www.titlei.org.

HARLEM STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED!

Honor Band

Congratulations to these band students who were selected to attend the North Central Montana Honor Band!

F!Harlem United F1 is honored to have received the Red Bull Racing Chair of Judges Recognition of Achievement Award that is voted on by all participating judges. What a night!

INFR

Good luck to the HHS students attending INFR in Las Vegas!

SD TeamCongratulations to our Speech, Debate & Drama Team!

MEET OUR NEW SUPERINTENDENT

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SHAWN SMITH
SUPERINTENDENT

A Message from Shawn

Welcome to Harlem School District. Home of the wildcats.
I take great honor in serving this highly diverse school district.
I greet you with a spirit of enthusiasm and optimism that the challenging days ahead will yield achievement, pride and promise for every one of us.

To the people of the Harlem and Ft. Belknap community, I greet you with a heart filled with gratitude and dedication to helping each one of our children achieve academic success.

HARLEM DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF

TERESA CORNELL
BUSINESS MANAGER/CLERK

Teresa works for the Harlem Public Schools District #12.

MICHELLE SEARS
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY

Michelle has worked with the Harlem School District Superintendent for 19 years.

MONTY WERK
PAYROLL CLERK

Monty has worked with the Harlem School District since July 1996.

DARLA JOHNSON
BUSINESS OFFICE ASSISTANT

Darla works with Purchasing and Accounts Available.

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HARLEM PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT

Home of the Wildcats

HARLEM SCHOOL DISTRICT #12-HOME OF THE WILDCATS is located in Harlem, Montana. Our little town is located north of the Little Rockies and adjacent to the Fort Belknap Reservation in the Milk River Valley. The Fort Belknap Reservation is the homeland of two Native American tribes: the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine. We embrace the diversity of each tribe and recognize their unique culture and language differences. We offer Assiniboine and Gros Ventre classes and a variety of cultural experiences throughout the district.

HARLEM IS A K-12 DISTRICT WITH TWO SEPARATE SCHOOLS. Our Elementary School, under Principal Shiloh Seymour and Assistant Principal Doreen Warren, serves students in grades K-6. Our Junior/Senior High School serves students in grades 7-12 under Principal Doug Komrosky and Assistant Principal Janet Jorgensen.

WE HAVE A VERY ACTIVE TITLE VII PROGRAM, under the direction of Julie Lamebull, that has created some exceptional curriculum materials that are available to all our staff as well as others across the state. Our school is at the forefront of Montana’s “Indian Education for All” mandate.

THE HARLEM DISTRICT WAS AWARDED A 21ST CENTURY GRANT that provides support services for students and enhances the diversity of our student population. Some of the many activities offered through the program include Reading Club, Beading, Dance Troupe, Quilting, Crafts for seasonal projects, Family Literacy and Math nights as well as a wellness component that allows participation in a variety of physical activities. These programs are under the guidance of Julie Lamebull and Evelyn Bigby.

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