Dear Parents and Community Members,
As I visit our classrooms, I am inspired by the wonderful instruction our students are receiving. I am impressed by the high degree of effort and caring our teachers and staff give. I celebrate the strong relationships our teachers and staff have established with our students. As I visit with our students they are happy and proud of their school. I am also thankful for the high level of parent involvement. When home and school work together with the education of our students, we are better able to maximize the learning potential.
This year we have taken on two major tasks as a school district, the Montana Common Core and our new student management software, Infinite Campus.
Some may have heard questions or concerns regarding the Common Core. I invite anyone with questions or concerns to visit with our principals. Have them listen to you, and have them share with you their thoughts on your questions. If you have questions on the common core that are grade/subject specific, I invite you to visit our district website. Click on the Parent Resources tab and scroll down the menu to PTA Parent Guides and Information on the Common Core. Click on the link and it will take you to a wonderful resource of information that is grade/subject specific. We are happy to help you become more informed.
I thank you as parents for your patience with our transition to our new student management software. As you may know, this has caused a delay in monitoring student grades and attendance via the internet. Our teachers and staff have done an excellent job in making this major transition in a timely manner. This new system will increase our capacity to share important school and student information. We invite all our parents to use the Infinite Campus system via the internet. Please contact your school if you need assistance.
Finally, I want to thank the community. We have been able to provide exemplary schools because of your support.
Rich Moore, PhD.
Educational Mission Statement
The educational mission of the Livingston School District, in partnership with the community, is to provide the opportunity for all students to learn, in a safe environment, the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed in order to become life-long learners and contributing citizens in a diverse society.
The Livingston District consists of two separate legal entities. School district #4 is an elementary district for grades K-8 and consists of two elementary schools and one middle school. Park High School is designated District #1 and serves grades 9-12. The elementary district is governed by a 7 member board of trustees. These trustees also serve as trustees for the high school district. The high school district has an additional 2 trustees to represent the surrounding elementary districts of Arrowhead, Pinecreek, and Springdale.
Class size for grades K-2 averages 19 students per class. Classes in grades 3-12 averages 26 with no class in the district having more than 30 students (with the exception of instrumental and vocal music classes and study halls).
Livingston students score above the national average on nationally normed tests such as the California Test of Basic Skills. Park High School graduates consistently score above both the state and national averages on the American College Test (ACT). Since 1979, 21 Park High School students have been National Merit commended students, semi-finalist, or finalists.