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Bozeman’s Longfellow Elementary Named One of the ’50 Best American Public Elementary Schools’

 

The Best Schools recently ranked Longfellow Elementary (here in Bozeman) #18 on itslist of "50 Best American Public Elementary Schools." Only schools that included grades 3 - 5 were considered for this list, focusing on the scores and achievements of only the third, fourth, and fifth grades.

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Governor Bullock peers out over the abandoned Romney Gym pool. The old pool now represents the wasted space that could be repurposed for student support facilities. (Picture: Levi Worts)
Governor Bullock peers out over the abandoned Romney Gym pool. The old pool now represents the wasted space that could be repurposed for student support facilities. (Picture: Levi Worts)
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Remodeling Romney?

In the midst of all the new construction happening at Montana State University, Gov. Steve Bullock toured the Romney Gym to meet with students and campus officials about the old building's future. However, the state still has to vote on whether or not they will release the funds to the university. The price tag? $28 million.

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WHITEFISH, MT - FEBRUARY 04: A general view of atmosphere during the Black Star Beer Barter 2012 on February 4, 2012 in Whitefish, Montana. (Photo by Craig Moore/Getty Images for Black Star Beer)
WHITEFISH, MT - FEBRUARY 04: A general view of atmosphere during the Black Star Beer Barter 2012 on February 4, 2012 in Whitefish, Montana. (Photo by Craig Moore/Getty Images for Black Star Beer)
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Tom’s Opinion: The Montana Legislature Dress Code

It’s unfortunate we have to resort to unnecessary regulations for our leaders to take pride in their appearance while doing the work of the people of Montana.

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(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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How To Write And Speak Good

There are many words we use that sound alike, or are similar in spelling, that are not interchangeable. For example ...

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TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 26: An ice sculpture reading Middle Class is displayed as people gather to protest before the beginning of the Republican National Convention on August 26, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The convention starts the week of August 27th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 26: An ice sculpture reading Middle Class is displayed as people gather to protest before the beginning of the Republican National Convention on August 26, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The convention starts the week of August 27th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Has Anyone Seen The Middle Class? They Seem To Be Missing

The census defines the median household income at $51,017 or a little over $24.00/hr. Individual median income in 2014 is $28,595 or about $27.00/hr.

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A shopper pays cash for sales merchandise December 26, 2000 at the Lakeline Mall in Austin, Texas. Stores were hoping that after Christmas shopping could salvage what seems to be a disappointing holiday season. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers / Getty Images)
A shopper pays cash for sales merchandise December 26, 2000 at the Lakeline Mall in Austin, Texas. Stores were hoping that after Christmas shopping could salvage what seems to be a disappointing holiday season. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers / Getty Images)
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What Is Money?

I remember thinking to myself, “Is nine dollars a good price for two pretty good sized jars of peanut butter?”

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 09: Pentagon Principal Deputy Defense Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Alan Estevez testifies about military equipment given to local law enforcement departments by the federal government during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. In the wake of the Ferguson, MO, police response to peaceful protests, senators on the committee were critical of the federal grant programs that allow local and state law enforcement agencies to buy armored vehicles, assult rifles, body armor and other military equipment. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 09: Pentagon Principal Deputy Defense Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Alan Estevez testifies about military equipment given to local law enforcement departments by the federal government during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. In the wake of the Ferguson, MO, police response to peaceful protests, senators on the committee were critical of the federal grant programs that allow local and state law enforcement agencies to buy armored vehicles, assult rifles, body armor and other military equipment. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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How Much Government Is TOO Much Government?

We pay for a lot of government. Over $3 trillion each year just the run the basic stuff — then we borrow billions more to fill in the gaps.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Students protest the rising costs of student loans for higher education on Hollywood Boulevard on September 22, 2012 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. Citing bank bailouts, the protesters called for student debt cancelations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Students protest the rising costs of student loans for higher education on Hollywood Boulevard on September 22, 2012 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. Citing bank bailouts, the protesters called for student debt cancelations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Is It Time To Kick College To The Curb?

Our average student enters the workforce around $30,000 in debt, with zero assets and no practical experience doing a single productive thing.

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(Photo by Helder Almeida • Source: ThinkStock)
(Photo by Helder Almeida • Source: ThinkStock)
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How Fast Is Knowledge Doubling?

Current numbers show that all of human knowledge is doubling about every 13 months. So whatever you knew last June is obsolete.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - AUGUST 24: Google launches it's own version of instant messaging with Google Talk on August 24, 2005 in Mountain View, California. With Google talk users wil be able to make long distance phone calls using their computer as well as instant messaging and can be used on windows based computers. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - AUGUST 24: Google launches it's own version of instant messaging with Google Talk on August 24, 2005 in Mountain View, California. With Google talk users wil be able to make long distance phone calls using their computer as well as instant messaging and can be used on windows based computers. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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Look At The Cool Stuff You Can Do With Google

Find Movies: Looking for a good movie? Just type movies or film in the Google search bar followed by the zip code. (Movies 59715)

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