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Home Ec: We are starting a Home Ec program this year so if anyone has extra berries, garden produce, or fruit please call Susan Petersen 868-2565 and Susan will come and pick it for you. She will also pick and split with you if you are just tired of picking!

Meal Price Increase: For the past two years all students have received free meals at school through the USDA. That particular USDA program was in response to COVID 19 but will not be continued this school year. Due to rising food costs as well as federal reimbursement requirements, the school board approved increases in meal prices for breakfast and lunches for the 2022-2023 school year. Breakfast for adults is now $4, for Secondary students $3.75, and for Elementary students $3.50. Lunch for adults is $5, for Secondary students $4, and for elementary students $3.75. To put it in perspective: a McDonalds Chicken McNugget meal costs $7.75. If you go to the grocery store and buy a package of 2 Hot Pockets with a Gatorade you will need $6.39. A 16 oz Lotus energy drink costs $5 and a 16 oz Latte costs $4.25. If you think about the meal prices in those terms the school is providing a heckuva deal with a tremendous bang for your buck. Also, please remember that the school provides a salad bar which gives students some great choices on nutritious food. There is still an option to apply for free/reduced meal prices and we encourage all families to fill out an application.

Free/Reduced Meals: The USDA still has a program for qualifying families for free and reduced meals. As is in the past, families need to be approved for free meals or reduced priced meals by applying. We encourage all families regardless of their financial situation to apply. Your family may qualify for a free meal or a reduced priced meal and not even know it. Requirements eligibility rules are fluid at times like these due to COVID 19. Applications will be available in the office beginning Aug. 8. Families must apply each year whether or not they have qualified in the past or not. Please call 644-2206 if you have questions.

Bus Routes: We cannot list every bus stop pick up time but here are some estimates of major pick up points on morning routes to help with estimating your student’s pick up time. Moiese and Dixon are combined in the mornings this year. Leon Hall has nearly the same times. Rocky Butte/Johnson Rd travels a little different loop this year. Copies of the routes are available at the school. You can call the office 644-2206 if you have any questions.


There are other stops along the way; this will hopefully give you an estimate of morning pick up.


There are other stops along the way; this will hopefully give you an estimate of morning pick up.

Rocky Butte/Johnson Rd – This route will be travelling a different direction this year. First pick up is at around 7:15 AM. Please call with questions on times.

Parents, Uncles, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Arm Chair Quarterbacks, We need your help! There is a shortage of people willing to help out in all facets of sports. Last winter several tournaments in basketball and wrestling were cancelled due to lack of workers. It happened again this summer with softball. If the season started today we would not have junior high boys basketball due to lack of coaches. We are going to need help with game administration starting Aug. 26 running through February. Ticket takers, line judges, clock keepers, and such are needed to make events run smoothly. There is a shortage of officials throughout the entire state. Please contact the office 644-2206 if you can help. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have, especially with JH Boys Basketball. Please consider applying.

Disposal of Obsolete Items: Each Summer we have to make room for the new and move out the old. On Aug. 1 from 10-12 we will be selling items such as desks, tables, chairs, tools, etc. Prices will be more than reasonable.

Paraprofessional Opening: Charlo Schools has an opening for a Full-Time K-12 Paraprofessional Aide. This position will be working at various levels in K-12 depending on the District’s needs. Charlo works on a 4 day school week. The work schedule is Monday-Thursday. Required Qualifications: MUST BE FLEXIBLE, HS Diploma, Enjoys kids, Has ability to work with others, Good communication skills, Computer Skills, Pass a Background Check. Salary and Benefits: $15/hr, Health Insurance, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave. Closing Date: Until Filled. Contact Steve Love, Superintendent at 644-2206 ex 230 with questions or to get a District Application. The District Application is also available at

Coaching Positions for 2022-2023: Charlo Schools 7J has an opening for 2 Junior High Boys Basketball Coaches for the 2022-2023 season. Junior High Boys Basketball begins around the middle of October and ends in early December. Charlo is a Class “C” school with 80 students in the High School and 250 students overall in K-12. It is located in the beautiful Mission Valley North of Missoula, MT. Salary is a stipend of approximately $2200 depending on years of experience. To apply 1) Send letter of Interest addressed to Steve Love, Superintendent PO Box 10 Charlo, MT 59824 along with 2) District Application available at 3) Copy of Transcripts 4) Copy of Teaching License 5) 3 Letters of Recommendation. Charlo Schools 7J does not discriminate on basis of race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or marital status. If you have questions please call (406) 644-2206 ext 230.

Sports Physicals: Both St. Luke’s and St. Joseph’s are local resources for sports physicals. Both have also been very supportive of local schools financially. We have not heard from St. Joseph’s yet but we do know that St. Luke’s will donate $25 back to the school for each sports physical done with them. For more information please contact any of St. Luke’s providers. All athletes must have a physical in order to start practice.

2022-2023 School Year: The first day of school will be here before you know it. There will be a parent meeting with coaches on Aug. 11 at 6 PM in gym for all athletes grades 6-12. High school athletes start practice on Aug. 12. Junior high football begins practice Aug. 15. Junior high volleyball begins Aug. 22. We will be getting out more information as the big day approaches on practice times, meetings, bus routes, and class schedules. Supply lists for each teacher can be found on the school website under the staff directory. Choose the teacher and then click on supplies under the teacher’s name.

Substitutes: We will be looking for substitute teachers, custodians, kitchen help, and bus drivers at the school. If that is something you are interested in please contact the school. Substitute are vital to keeping the doors open. Call 644-2206 for more information.



Disposal of Obsolete Item Sale – Aug. 1 from 10 to Noon

Parent/Coaches Meeting – Aug. 11 at 6 PM in the Gym

High School Fall Sports (XC,VB,FB) begin Aug. 12 – be sure to get your physicals!

Junior High Football practice begins Aug. 15 at 5 PM

School Board Meeting Aug. 16 at 8 PM in the Library. Regular monthly school board meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. Agendas are posted no later than the Friday before the meeting at the school, Charlo Post Office, and Dixon Post Office. Board packets are available upon request at the District Office.

Junior High Volleyball starts Aug. 22 at 4:15 PM

School Starts Aug. 24!