Belgrade schools students are spending one less hour in their classrooms every Friday, thanks to a new system meant to increase collaboration and curriculum planning among the teachers.

Belgrade High School students improved their scores and bested their peers around the state on the 2019 state-administered ACT test, but district’s Curriculum Director Mark Halgren isn’t entirely satisfied by those results.

The $25 million renovation of Belgrade High School isn’t finished yet, but teachers and administrators were ready for the more than 1,000 students who walked through its doors for the first day of school Wednesday morning.

The Belgrade School District will not be required to pay for a new traffic signal or fully develop the long stretch of road leading to its newest elementary school before the opening bell rings two years from now, according to terms of a pending interlocal agreement that has been hammered ou…

Ridge View Elementary students were treated to “Breakfast After the Bell” on their first day of school Wednesday, thanks to a privately funded grant that paid for the coolers and other equipment needed to start the program at the school last spring.

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.