The KEF began announcing recipients for this year’s Great Opportunities Grants this week by visiting teacher’s on site with certificate’s of recognition for their projects. Continuing a tradition of partnering with community businesses for supporting submitted projects, the KEF joined KMS teacher Paul Holmgren at Cabela’s in Kalispell to recognize the donation of 20 vices for the Fly Tying for Fun on the Fly. Working with valued partners like Cabela’s has allowed the KEF to recognize more projects and spread the word on the great things happening in our local schools.
Events and fundraisers
The 7:00 P.M. showing of Bridegroom at the FVCC Arts and Technology Building room 139 may be sold out, but the KEF is happy to announce it will add another showing at 4:00 P.M. on the same date. Please visit the ticket category in our website toolbar (upper right) to purchase a $7 ticket. Bridegroom has been recognized with the audience choice award at a variety of film festivals including the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Subject of this heartfelt documentary, Shane Bitney Crone, will be appearing at both FVCC showings. Students under 17 will need a permission form signed by parents (rated R).
On May 20th, John Hendricks (pictured) welcomed six panel members and twenty parents and teachers to the social media forum at KMS. The group covered a broad range of topics from dangers associated with texting, to settings on Facebook. The event went well over the scheduled two hours to address questions and discuss available resources. The KEF would like to thank all of those people who helped make the event a success, and direct parents to the Community section of the KPS website for additional resources.
The KEF wanted to start off it’s scholarship program by recognizing students who were working hard to achieve their goals and graduate, but might have been overlooked for recognition in the past. Board Member Susan Schmid was familiar with VoAg Center Programs and knew the KEF could find just such students to recognize. She attended the Senior Awards Ceremony on May 11th to present two scholarships with over 300 community members in attendance. This year’s awards went to Ryan Ek, and Austin Levanin.