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 By Gary Weitz    News    March 14, 2018

It's that time of year again

For many of us in education March signifies the beginning of two things; 1). March Madness Basketball and 2). Smarter Balance State Testing. In both, the formula for success can be the same. For the... Full story

 By Gary Weitz    News    October 18, 2017

Superintendent's Desk for October 18, 2017

Greetings and welcome back to another school year!! Dodson Public School is in full swing and already preparing for our first quarter conferences on the evening of October 18. Submitting the Superintendent’s Corner to the paper once monthly was...

 By Gary Weitz    News    May 31, 2017

Superintendent's Desk for May 31, 2017

Another school year is coming to an end! Thirty of them for yours truly. As educators we continue to be inspired with the mindset of educational philosophies much like the one that titles this article. As we end this school year and prepare to...

 By Gary Weitz    Opinion    April 19, 2017

Superintendent's Desk for the week of April 17, 2017

The months of March and April signal SBAC (Smarter Balanced) time! Time for state testing for students throughout the state of Montana. In Dodson, we’ll try to keep in perspective that SBAC results are one of many ways to accurately assess student...

 By Gary Weitz    Sports    March 15, 2017

Superintendent's Desk for the week of March 15, 2017

In 1997 the NEA (National Education Association) began an annual celebration that has become known as “Read Across America Day.” The day they chose, March 2nd, is the birthday of Dr. Theodore Suess Geisel. In honor of the late children’s...

 By Gary Weitz    News    January 11, 2017

Use of data to improve instructional planning and student achievement

Over the course of the school year we have focused on and looked at many components that lead to a successful school environment and successful student achievement when paid attention to consistently and in detail. One area that cannot be ignored...

 By Gary Weitz    News    December 7, 2016

Superintendent's Desk: Letter from Santa

Greetings!! The Holiday Season is a favorite time of the year. Here at Dodson, the holiday season is gearing up and activities and academics are transitioning very quickly into the new season. This month I would like to share A Letter From Santa from...

 By Gary Weitz    Opinion    November 2, 2016

Superintendent's Desk for the week of November 2, 2016

It's a great day at Dodson Public Schools!! Last month I discussed the first of several components that make up a highly successful school / organization. The foundation of success emphasized begins with the culture and that is influenced by the...

 By Gary Weitz    Opinion    October 5, 2016

It starts with a positive culture

Many have asked me during my career as a school administrator what I felt contributes to higher student achievement and overall school success. You will often hear throughout the field of education the talk of “educationese” language tossed aroun...


Superintendent's Desk for the week of September 7, 2016

It's been a great month here in the Dodson School District. Our new staff are doing a great job and blending well with the team we are creating. Deserae KillEagle, our 3rd / 4th grade teacher,...

 By Gary Weitz    Opinion    August 17, 2016

Superintendent's Desk for the week of August 17, 2016

Welcome back to another school year! As summer winds down the excitement of another school year is in the air!! Within the Dodson School District we have been working extremely hard preparing for the 2016-17 school year. The preparation for this up...


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