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:
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.
Congratulations to these band students who were selected to attend the North Central Montana Honor Band!
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!
Good luck to the HHS students attending INFR in Las Vegas!
Congratulations to our Speech, Debate & Drama Team!
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.