Award Year: 2018

Heck/Quaw Elementary School

308 North Broadway
Belgrade, MT, 59714-3707

(406) 924-2120

Mrs. Lori Degenhart, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Belgrade Elementary

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To educate students to become responsible members of society where students are our priority; we are committed to excellence and value community involvement.

Student Demographics
  • White: 92%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
4th Grade Breakout EDU Activity

4th Grade Breakout EDU Activity

Heck/Quaw Elementary School is a pre-kindergarten through fourth grade school. At our school, we believe all children can learn and deserve to learn alongside their peers using grade level standards tailored so each child is and feels successful. Students are our first priority and focus, not just academically, but both socially and emotionally as well.

Working collaboratively is also a high priority. Our teacher teams have worked hard over the last few years to develop a guaranteed and viable curriculum. We value shared leadership in decision making, soliciting ideas from teachers, administrators and the community as we continue to make gains on standards based instruction, grading, and reporting.

In addition, our Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) have become stronger over the last few years. Our PLC's have begun meeting weekly to look at Common Formative Assessment (CFA) data to decide the best course of action for the reteach and enrichment cycles. This information is used to target and inform instruction in the general education setting using standards based intervention protocol, applying responsive and flexible instruction based on grade level proficiency scales, and scaffolded learning targets. We are proud that "What is best for students?" is always at the forefront of all the decisions we make.