May News

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative

Co-op Participation Agreements DUE

Please return your 2019-2021 Participation Agreements, which are due May 1, 2019. While we appreciate receiving your dues early (as several have done), we still need your signed participation agreements. They may be scanned and emailed. Thanks!

Director's Desk

TEACHER APPRECIATION: It's here! "Bringing Awe Back to Learning", May 1st from 5:30-8:30 at the Red Lion!

Co-op Address: Some important correspondence has still been coming to our old address at the LEC. Please make sure your clerks/office staff have updated the Co-op's new address (physical and mailing).

NW MT Educational Cooperative

1203 Hwy. 2 West, Suite 39

Kalispell, MT 59901

steaM Conference presenters needed: See event below for a link to the form.


Teacher Appreciation Evening

Wednesday, May 1st, 5:30-8:30pm

Red Lion Hotel Kalispell, South Main Street

PIR Net: #8116

Fun With K-5 Art Integration for Sanders County

Wednesday, May 8th, 4:30-7:30pm

Thompson Falls Elementary

Hands-on, collaborative Art PIR for Sanders County teachers, hosted by Thompson Falls Schools:

  • Familiarize yourself with the MT Model Curriculum Guide for the Visual Arts
  • Explore hands-on art projects in a K-5 learning progression
  • Learn about art resources and Co-Op documents.

Sign Up on PIR Net: #8197


Co-op Finance Meeting

Wednesday, May 15th, 8:30am

935 1st Avenue West

Kalispell, MT

Co-op Board Meeting

Thursday, May 16th, 9am

1203 U.S. Highway 2

Kalispell, MT

This will be our final board meeting for the 2018-2019 school year. Breakfast will be served!

steaM Conference

Monday, Aug. 12th, 8:30pm to Tuesday, Aug. 13th, 3:30pm


Based on feedback from the Summer PIR Survery, we will be keeping our STEAM conference with a special focus on the area of math. Our featured math presenter will be Krisitin Hilty, who has provided PD in the past during Math in the Mountains, co-authored the book Times Up on Timed Tests with Eliza Thomas, and has worked for SDE. Watch for more information to come soon. For now, please save the dates!

We are still looking for local presenters for STEAM sectionals. If you have something you would love to share with fellow educators for the steaM Conference, please complete this form by the end of May. Student-led sessions are encouraged! Presenters Sign-Up Form


How do I register for events on PIRnet?

Please go to PIRnet