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Potomac School

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Staff Spotlight

This week we highlight
Beth Bastian!!!

Beth has been with Potomac School for about 7 months as a PCA. She was born and raised in New Ulm, MN. She spent 5 years in WI until her husband, Tom, retired. They then moved to Montana to be closer to their children William and daughter Nicole who is a nurse in Spokane, Washington. They couldn’t wait to be closer to their grandkids, Burke and Blayre. They absolutely love every minute they get to spend with them. Together she and her husband like to go through antique stores and go to car shows (mostly cars from the 50s and 60s.) Beth likes to hike and read or listen to books. For about 20 years, Beth worked in group homes and foster care homes for disabled adults. She also worked in DAC (Day Activities Center) for disabled adults for a couple of years before retiring early and being a stay at home wife. After moving out here, she wanted to meet more people and get involved, so now she is  enjoying her time working as a Para for Potomac School.  Ms. Beth will read most anything if it’s good, but she really likes drama and suspense stories.

When asked what makes Potomac special, Ms. Beth said, “Well my grandkids are there!!! But I really like the small town feel. Everyone is so friendly. I have met so many wonderful people.”


Planning has begun for fall sports! 

If you are interested in coaching, please contact the office. 

Coaches needed:

Boys' Flag Football

Girls' Volleyball

Cross County


Staff Recognitions: 
Abby Stitt, 
Amy Cooney, &
Jessica VanKerkhove

to Abby, Amy, & Jessica on
their well deserved recognitions!!

This week 3 of our AMAZING staff were recognized for their important contributions to Potomac students!


Abby Stitt was awarded the Maryfrances Shreeve Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Montana College of Education. This award is given to an educator who has taught in Montana for at least 10 years and is creative, seeks professional growth, and devotes extra time to help students achieve their potential.


Amy Truett was recognized by the Montana School Nutrition Association Board and appointed a position with the Board. She was recently nominated for the MTSNA Professional of the Year: outstanding contribution actively working or retired. 

Mrs. Van is one of 102 teachers selected as the 2024 Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year! Nominees represent 50 of NHD's 58 affiliates which include all 50 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, and international schools in Europe and Asia. Each nominee is a teacher who demonstrates a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through the innovative use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day Contest. 

One national winner in the middle school (junior) division (Mrs. Van's division) and one national winner in the high school (senior) division will be selected by a committee of experienced teachers and historians and announced on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at the National History Day National Contest Awards Ceremony in College Park, Maryland. The Awards Ceremony will begin around 8 am and will be live streamed at

View the 8KPAX article about our rural educator given University of Montana teaching excellence award!

With many of the 8th graders participating in the National NHD competition during the last week of school, graduation ceremonies will be a little different this year.

  • Kindergarten graduation: Wednesday, June 12 at 2:30 in the Community Center

  • 8th grade graduation: Sunday, June 16th at 1:00 in the Community Center

Graduation Update

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Great fun was had at the Title 1 Family Game Night!!! 
Lots of laughs and intense gam
e play!!

Title 1 Faimly Game Night

Thank you to PTC for purchasing 2 books for every student AND providing $50 for each classroom during our annual Book Fair!!! 


Mrs. Amy's Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse
@ Potomac

Potomac School 6th-8th grade students participated in the NHD (National History Days) State competition in Bozeman this past weekend. Students presented their projects, all based around the theme of "Turning Points in History", to judges. 14 students qualified to advance to the national competition in Washington, D.C. June 9th-13th! Congratulations to ALL participants; you have worked extremely hard on this year-long research project!!  Additionally, a HUGE shout-out to Mrs. Van for organizing this awesome learning experience for Potomac students! 

State National History Day


BLT day!!!


Big Little Time is a monthly activity where students spend time reading together and building relationships!


Thank You MEC!!!

Missoula Electric Cooperative's Bright Future Fund program recently awarded a $1,500 grant to Potomac Elementary School and $1,500 grant to Potomac 7-8 School! 

We appreciate MEC's continued support of local schools and students!


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