Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Presence of Luke Gonsioroski

by Robert "Bob" Lewandowski

Upon hearing the news that Baker 2017 Graduate, Luke Gonsioroski passed away after a ferocious fight with cancer has gotten me a little shaken up to say the least. It is so difficult to understand how someone that is so young and vibrant can leave this world. It was just this last spring when I watched him run the 100 meter dash at the Baker Invitational. He led a host of Baker students to the finish line. He was first. He was their leader and one of their best.

It is with heavy heart that I want to pass on my condolences to the Gonsioroski family as well as the greater community of Baker.  I want you to know that I, like many of the folks here in Colstrip, enjoyed watching Luke in his many appearances during our athletic competitions. He was as kind off the court/field as he was a champion on it.

Luke had such a presence. In point of this fact, I take photos at most of our athletic events. I try to capture the Colts and Fillies at their very best. It is not my intent to take photos of the competition, but Luke Gonsioroski's talent and presence somehow always ended up on my camera roll.

With that I want to share a few of these moments he had on the field. I also want to point out that he is and always will be a presence for time to come. LUKE GONSIOROSKI - MADE DUST! He has always been out in front and in my mind he will always be there! Thank you Luke for making a difference!








MAKE DUST OR EAT DUST!

"Get out in front and stay there!"



Monday, July 31, 2017

WELCOME BACK - A GROWTH MINDSET!

by Robert "Bob" Lewandowski

This morning I read an email from one of my administrators, Debi Smith. She shared this quote with her staff. I would like to share it with you as it is so applicable in making a difference. First we need to accept change; NO...we need to "WELCOME CHANGE!"

“Welcome change.”
There is nothing more certain in our lives than change. Yet many of us fear change and make elaborate plans to avoid it. We fear the new and find comfort in the stability of the known and familiar.
But to grow, you need to not only accept change but to embrace it, joyfully. Think of a flowing stream as representing your life. In some places, it flows smoothly, with barely a ripple as it travels on its journey. At other places along the way, obstacles create great turbulence; the water roars and thunders as it crashes through gorges and down steep falls.
These represent both the easy and difficult times you experience.
Yet, a stream may have a place where the water becomes banked up, stagnant, unhealthy. Here, nothing thrives and nothing changes.
Welcome the rushing waters of change into your life, for change means growth, spiritual health, and self-realization. Embrace each new direction you encounter with courage and enthusiasm. It’s the key to a happier you.



GO COLTS! GO FILLIES! 

MAKE DUST OR EAT DUST!

"Get out in front and stay there!"

Monday, June 19, 2017

COLSTRIP DAYS: Grow Here! Live Here! Stay Here!

by Robert "Bob" Lewandowski

The 43 Annual Colstrip Days will begin this Thursday with Family Movie Night at 7:00 PM and then takes off into the weekend ending with a Sunday Golf Tournament. The District is planning on having another float in the parade that begins on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Don't miss a great opportunity to celebrate Colstrip at Colstrip Days! See the schedule below:



GO COLTS! GO FILLIES! 

MAKE DUST OR EAT DUST!

"Get out in front and stay there!"

Making Dust! Colstrip Golf 3rd at State

by Robert "Bob" Lewandowski

The Men's Golf Team placed 3rd in the State of Montana amongst all Class B schools. Peter Brown placed 4th, Lane Bradley 15th, O'shon Old Mouse 20th and Ty Bradley 28th in a field of 70 contestants.

Well done COLTS! Congratulations on a superb year!

Peter Brown lead the Colstrip Golfers at State with a 4th Place overall finish.

GO COLTS! GO FILLIES! 

MAKE DUST OR EAT DUST!

"Get out in front and stay there!"

Friday, June 9, 2017

Making Dust! Colstrip Track & Field

By Robert "Bob" Lewandowski

Colstrip High School Students are among the State of Montana's very best in Track and Field. The team came home with 6 medals and are excite about what the future may hold next year. Congratulation Track & Field!


Whitney Hanson-2nd Place 800 Meter Run; Chasitie Rollins-3rd Place Javelin; Trinity Lewandowski-4th Place 100 Hurdles; Constance Rollins-4th Place Long Jump; Ronnie Hennelly; 6th Place Javelin(Trinity Lewandowski, Constance Rollins, Abby Dudley, Whitney Hanson)
Congratulations!

6th Place 4X100 Relay Whitney Hanson, Abby Dudley, Constance Rollins, Trinity Lewandowski


2nd Place 800 m Run Whitney Hanson





4th Place 100 m Hurdles Trinity Lewandowski




3rd Place Javelin Chasitie Rollins


6th Place Javelin Ronnie Hennelly

GO COLTS! GO FILLIES! 

MAKE DUST OR EAT DUST!

"Get out in front and stay there!"

Making Dust! Baily Menahan Secondary Student of the Year Award

by Robert "Bob" Lewandowski

Last Best News, May 30, 2017 article by Ed Kemmick
Although it may seem late, I want to congratulate our very own Business Professionals of America Chapter Advisor Jennette Barreto and the work that she and the students have done to "spread their wings" at a national level. Colstrip Senior Baily Menahan was the very first student to be named Student of the Year at the National Conference of Business Professionals of American in Orlando, Florida. I can't think of a better example for "Making Dust" than the recognition that Baily received. Congratulations Baily Menahan!

Read more about Baily and her accomplishment in the Last Best News article by Ed Kemmick.



GO COLTS! GO FILLIES! 

MAKE DUST OR EAT DUST!

"Get out in front and stay there!"

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Colstrip Supports Its Kids

By Robert "Bob" Lewandowski
Special Thanks to the Colstrip Community for their support of the KIDS in our community! Both levies passed! 


Unofficial Results: 
High School General Fund Levy
FOR - 237
AGAINST - 147

Elementary General Fund Levy
FOR - 240
AGAINST - 141

Authorization to sell IBCLC
FOR - 322
AGAINST - 60

WAY TO MAY DUST COLSTRIP!

No doubt, Colstrip has always been supportive of its schools and provided the best education possible. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN OUT IN FRONT when it comes to educational support.
Thank you!

GO COLTS! GO FILLIES! 

MAKE DUST OR EAT DUST!

"Get out in front and stay there!"