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-...al mew SIDNEY HERALD ler receives award for her Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Region 1 is happy to announce that the award for the paraprofessional/teach- er team goes to Itiner- ant Special Education teacher Denice Ler and her teams at three rural schools across eastern Montana. Ler works with Kaysie Barnhardt in Richey Schools, Sheila Marker at Rau Elementary School, and teacher Es- telle Nagel and paras, Alysia Beery, Megan Volbrecht, and Phyllis Stitt at Vida Elementary School. These teams serve elementary age students with a variety of special needs and interventions. Pam Pettigrew PVSS director says, “This is an amazing team that works together to help students reach their highest potential, collaborating as needed to be highly effective.” Ler is at each school weekly Working to provide guidance and support. The paras work with students and attend trainings to help bet- ter serve all students. Kaysie Barnhart has been a paraprofessional in Richey. She and Ler work to serve students with autism and other special needs. These ladies collaborate to help students achieve their fullest potential. A Richey parent says that the patience and compassion of this team have been invalu- able. “We are incredibly grateful for the team of educators that work with us to help our son be happy and successful in school. Shiela Marker and Ler have been working together for a number of years. At Rau, this team advocates for the special needs of their students. They are committed to providing the best education for allstu- dents with whom they work. Marker manages all district assessment in addition to her work as the special education paraprofessional. Teacher Estelle Nagel says, “This team is a fluid group that works well together and is very willing to change and try new and different tech- niques as needed. They are an awesome asset to our school.” Ler works with other schools and that rela- tionship has given us many resources to turn to for ideas and exper- tise. McCone County Su- perintendent of Schools Nita Crockett shares, Social Security warns otphone scarn Officials have become aware of reports of fraudulent telephone ' calls from individuals claiming to represent the Social Security Adminis- tration (SSA). In them, unknown callers are using threat- ening language to warn unknowing victims that they will be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to call a provided phone number or press the number indicated in the message to address the issue. In some instances, these unknown callers switch tactics and com- municate that they want to help an individual with activating a sus- pended Social Security number. Such calls are a scam, and are not coming from official SSA representatives. Officials encourage you to inform your members and extended networks not to engage with such callers, and to report any suspicious calls to Social Security’s Office of the Inspec- tor General by calling 1-800-269-0271 or submit- ting a report on the OIG website. Officials also urge you ~' to read and share our Social Security Matters blog, which provides SHOPKO: SOUTH STORE STAYS OPEN FROM PAGE IA ing location. The north Shopko wfll be expected to close May 12. “We remain hopeful that we will be able to emerge as a stronger company, and we believe that this is the best course of action to make ourselves more attrac- tive to potential buyers and successfully emerge from Chapter 11,” the press release states. Laura Schieber, presi- dent of the board of the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce of Com- merce and Agriculture, said, “It’s unfortunate. I don’t like seeing any businesses close their doors. I’m happy that the south location will remain open at this time. It’s good that we’ll have at least,one open.” In addition to the Sid- ney store closing, Plenty- wood and Wolf Point Shopko’s were also on the list of stores that are closing. Plentywood’s Shopko is expected to close March 2. The Wolf Point store is expected to close April 7. / SprayWay CLEANING PnoouCts For Stainless Steel 81 Glass 608 E. Mala St. Sidney 0 433-2910 financiers, 1,0. olesale Distributors ' more information on the nature of these fraudu— lent calls, as well as instructions on how to report such activity. Social Security is committed to rotectin 20M Miirnnrnriin OF THE YEAR® the privacy and security of the people we serve. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about this important topic. RETAIL $50,024 ISCOU - $10,514 . AFTER QUALIFYING REBATES AND RYAN DISCOUNTS round our area SUNDAY, FEB. To, 2019 5A work in special educaton _ “Confidence, reliance, dependence, trust and passion are the words to describe our paraprofes- sional/ teacher team. This team has exceeded everyone’s high expecta- tions.” Countless hours are dedicated to schedul- ing. Ler is a professional teacher and mentor, she supports her students with learning disabili- ties with so many differ- ent practices. . For the past 27 years Ler has been an advocate for students with special needs in McCone, Rich- land, and Dawson county schools. . “Mrs. Ler is commit- ted to providing the best education for all the students she works with. Denice’s diligence and work ethic are legend— ary in these schools. Denice Ler is honestly one of the best teachers I have had the pleasure of working with.” says Richland County Super- intendent Gail Staffan- son. This team will be honored at the Montana Council for Exceptional Children awards lun- cheon in Helena. 2019 RAM 1500 STAR 5.7 LITER HEMI, AUTOMATIC, LEVEL EQUIPMENT SUBMITTED Denice l.er, left, and Sheila Marker at Rau School. ‘ ' - i Sponsored by the Republican Central Committee Saturday, February 16 Sidney Elk’s Lodge Guest speaker Jeff Laszloffy from Montana Family Foundation. Senator Dairies, Congressman Gianforte, gubernatorial candidates are invited. 6:00 pm. Social 0 6:30 pm. 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