September News

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative


The NW MT Reading Council honored two of our own at their August 14th Back to School Literacy Conference.

Beth Lambert: 2019 Friend of Education Award

Tami Ward: 2019 Principal of the Year Award

Congratulations on this much-deserved recognition. We are proud to work alongside each of you!

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Please make sure your clerks/office staff have updated the Co-op's new address (physical and mailing). Our address is:

NW MT Educational Cooperative

1203 Hwy. 2 West

Suite 39

Kalispell, MT 59901

Co-op Finance Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 8:30am

County Supt. Office, 935 1st Avenue West

Finance Meetings have been moved to the same day as the monthly board meeting this year. Because of the short turn-around time between the finance meeting and management board meeting, typed minutes will be available to review the following month.

Co-op Management Board Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 9:30-11:15am

United Way Conference Room, 1203 U.S. 2

TIME HAS CHANGED: Just a reminder that the time has changed from 9:00 to 9:30 to be able to accommodate having the finance committee meetings on the same day.

Breakfast: bagels, pastries, juice, and coffee will be available.


Tribal Education PIR Day

Monday, Sep. 16th, 8am-4pm

58138 U.S. 93

Pablo, MT

The CSKT Tribal Education Dept has graciously allowed 20 Co-op educators to take part in their annual PIR Day. Must register by Sept. 12th!

Website & Registration


Substitute Teacher Training

Monday, Dec. 3rd 2018 at 5-7pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West, Kalispell, MT(United Way Conference Room)

Additional Date:

2/11/2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Call 752-3302 to register.

PIR - Love & Logic in the Classroom

Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 6:30-8:30pm

West Valley School, Farm to Market Road & 1203 US Hwy 2 West, Kalispell


PIR Net: 8470

Set of 9 Modules for only $125 which includes workbook and handouts. One graduate credit is available for an additional $125.

This educator training is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! Same class offered at 2 locations at different times for your convenience. West Valley School classes are 3:45p-5:45p and classes at the United Way Conference Room are 6:30p-8:30p.

Meeting Dates: 9/18/19, 10/​9/19, 10/2319, 11/13/19, 12/11/19, 1/15/20, 2/12/20, 3/11/20, 4/8/20


Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 6-8pm

715 Grandview Drive

Kalispell, MT

Addtional Dates:

Jan. 9th

May 7th

Register on PIR Net

Upcoming Co-op Curriculum Review & Collaboration Committee Meetings

Health Enhancement Collaboration

Tuesday, Sep. 24th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

Additional Meeting Date/PIR Event t.b.d.

Science Collaboration

Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

Additional Mtg. dates t.b.d.

*Watch for Kirk Robbins Follow-Up Training via Zoom & locally Facilitated Team alignment: April 9th & 10th.

Music Curriculum Committee Meeting (Yr. 2)

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 8:30-10:30am

United Way Conference Room, 1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Additional Meeting Date:

2/4/2019 8:30am - 3:30pm

Social Studies Collaboration

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

Additional Meeting Dates t.b.d.

Indian Education For All (IEFA) Curriculum Focus Year Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

Additional Meeting Date:


World Languages Collaboration

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

Additional Meeting Dates t.b.d.

How do I register for events?

Please go to PIRnet

If you do not have an account or have forgotten your login information, please call 752-3302 for assistance. DO NOT create a new account.