Students in Manhattan and Belgrade are generally making lifestyle and behavioral choices similar to those of their peers in Gallatin County and around the state, according to figures released by the Montana Office of Public Instruction this week.

The Manhattan School Board hired an interim superintendent to take charge of the district, following the abrupt resignation of former Superintendent Scott Chauvet in mid-June.

Learning happens even in July at Belgrade’s Saddle Peak Elementary School, where 22 youngsters who will enter second or third grade this fall are spending their days immersed in the Gallatin Valley YMCA’s “Y-Achievers” program.

The Belgrade School Board will hold a special meeting tomorrow morning, June 28, to approve the architectural contract for design of the new elementary school and to establish the method by which it will select a contractor for the school’s construction.

For the second time in four years, a Belgrade High School teacher has been named the Outstanding Biology Teacher in Montana by the National Association of Biology Teachers.

Belgrade High School’s AP Biology students will present the findings of their water quality field research at a public presentation on Tuesday, May 28, at 5 p.m. in Room 209 at the high school.