Middle School

  • February Mentor in the Spotlight: Ann Dickensheets

    CAP Mentor at: Irving School CAP Mentor for: 5 years! Ann is truly the CAP Mentor that every child should have. After 2 years of previous CAP Mentoring experience, Ann has been with her current CAP Student for 3 years, changing schools this year just to be able to stay matched with her student! Ann…

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  • Grow Your Daydreams at this Year’s Girls for a Change Summit

        Written by Greta Moore, Girls for a Change Program Coordinator at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (January 2018 Edition.) When I was a teenager, like most, I had no idea what life would look like beyond the concrete walls of high school. Though my school was relatively inclusive and representative…

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  • Dynamite Dads in February: Winter Extravaganza

    February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event series designed especially for dads, father-figures and the kids they love. The event series puts male role models in the spotlight and foster the father-child bond. This month we’ll be playing outdoors in our own Bozeman Winter Wonderland! Dinner is included. Be sure to bundle up for this…

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  • Dynamite Dads January 2017 Lego Extrabaganza

    Dynamite Dads in January: Lego Extravaganza

    January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event series designed especially for dads, father-figures and the kids they love. The event series puts male role models in the spotlight and foster the father-child bond. This month we’ll be imagineering with Legos at the Belgrade Community Library. Come construct objects, vehicles, buildings, robots, houses, or whatever your…

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  • The Importance of Games

    Written by Maria Malloy, Youth Programs Manager at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (November, 2017 Edition.) “Let’s play a game,” is a phrase that brings smiles to so many faces. Games are a fundamental way that humans interact and learn. They provide so many benefits for people of all interests and abilities.…

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    Thrive Mentoring: A Story of Community

    Written by Maria Malloy, Youth Programs Manager at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (October, 2017 Edition.) Where did the word mentor first come from? The word first appeared in the Greek poet Homer’s Odyssey tale.  When Odysseus, the king, goes to fight in the Trojan War, he puts the care of his son…

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    Parenting the Love & Logic Way: Chief Joseph Middle School

    April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

    Parenting the Love and Logic Way® is a six-week course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. These simple techniques will be geared towards middle school age children. This class will be led by your school Parent Liaison and it is designed to help you…

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    Parenting the Love & Logic Way: Chief Joseph Middle School

    April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

    Parenting the Love and Logic Way® is a six-week course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. These simple techniques will be geared towards middle school age children. This class will be led by your school Parent Liaison and it is designed to help you…

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    Parenting the Love & Logic Way: Chief Joseph Middle School

    April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

    Parenting the Love and Logic Way® is a six-week course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. These simple techniques will be geared towards middle school age children. This class will be led by your school Parent Liaison and it is designed to help you…

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  • girl lying in flowers

    Parenting the Love & Logic Way: Chief Joseph Middle School

    April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

    Parenting the Love and Logic Way® is a six-week course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. These simple techniques will be geared towards middle school age children. This class will be led by your school Parent Liaison and it is designed to help you…

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  • girl lying in flowers

    Parenting the Love & Logic Way: Chief Joseph Middle School

    April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

    Parenting the Love and Logic Way® is a six-week course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. These simple techniques will be geared towards middle school age children. This class will be led by your school Parent Liaison and it is designed to help you…

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    Thrive at School

    Written by Anna Redbond Summer vacation has come and gone, and somehow we’re already back to the school routine, with early morning scrambles to get lunches ready and school bags packed. The start of a school year always comes with a transition or two, whether that be a new teacher, a new school or even…

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    Girls on the Run is so Much (Family) Fun!

    Written by Maura Riley, Thrive’s Girls for a Change and Girls on the Run Assistant.  I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for today’s young girls to navigate this crazy world. Every friend they make, picture they post, status they update, and joke they laugh at is judged and scrutinized by everyone around them.…

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    Thrive Block Party

    September 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Save the date! The 2nd Annual Thriving Community Month Block Party will be on Thursday, September 7th! Help us kick off Thriving Community Month with this free family event!   80s Music | Carnival Games | Snacks | Toy Raffle | La Chatelaine Chocolate | Popcorn | Cotton Candy |  Lockhorn Cider | Rendezvous Food…

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    Adolescents and Autonomy

    If it feels like your child has been moving away from you from the moment they were born, it’s because they have. We nurture them, comfort them, keep them safe, teach them how to be in the world and they take all these wonderful gifts and use them to grow and go. And that’s what…

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    Girls’ Stories, Girls’ Voices

    July 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 21, 2017

    Girls’ Stories Girls’ Voices 2017! This year’s theme: Girls with Grit   *Registration for Girls’ Stories Girls’ Voices 2017 is now full. To find out more about GFAC programming, please call our office at (406)587-3840.* Share your story | Learn Dances | Write Poetry | Practice Yoga | Find Your Voice | Make Friends, Art…

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    Spring Girls on the Run Coach in the Spotlight: Megan Deveau

    Head Coach for Girls on the Run at Irving Elementary School   What Girls on the Run coaches say about her:  “Megan has been such an amazing head coach this season, who has truly gone above and beyond for the girls that she worked with! She was such a passionate, patient and kind role model who…

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    April Mentor in the Spotlight: Becky Imberi

    CAP Mentor at Chief Joseph Middle School CAP Match for Three Years What her student says: She’s very kind. Becky’s the best CAP pal ever. It’s very fun being with her! What her CAP Coordinator says: Becky, it is such a pleasure working with you! You always come in with such a great attitude, and…

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    Movie Showing of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in The Digital Age

    April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

    Details about this SCREENAGERS showing @ Willson Auditorium, Bozeman: Doors open at 6:30 PM. Bring the whole family along to a free viewing of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in The Digital Age.  SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents solutions that work. There will…

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    February Mentor in the Spotlight: Jenny Sheets

    CAP Mentor at Sacajawea Middle School CAP match for: 3 years   What CAP Coordinators say: Jenny, congratulations on being our January mentor in the spotlight!  I so enjoy catching up with you and your CAP student each Monday.  You are so sweet and patient.  Each time I check in, you have a big project…

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