Notice is hereby given that Hardin School Districts 17H & 1, Hardin, MT, are accepting sealed responses to a Request for Qualifications for Architectural Services to manage all aspects of the design of 2 new facilities: (1) A new building for the Kindergarten Readiness Center, and (2) new Alternative High School adjacent to existing High School. These projects are in response to ESSER2 and ESSER3 funding mechanisms.

A site visit is not required; however, offerors are encouraged to investigate the proposed building sites. Do not interrupt the occupants of the adjacent kindergarten building. The submittal due date is September 29th, 2021 at 4:30PM MDT. Late submittals will not be accepted.

Each candidate submitting an RFQ shall submit eight (8) hard copies and one (1) digital copy in PDF format on a flash drive, in a sealed envelope prominently marked with:

  1. Response to Request for Qualifications Architectural Services for Kindergarten Readiness Center and Alternate High School Project.
  2. Submittal Deadline: September 29th, 2021 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time
  3. Name of the organization submitting the response

Submit to: Mr. Chad Johnson, Superintendent Hardin School Districts 17H & 1 401 Park Road Hardin, MT 59034 – 2505

Individual RFQ submittal packets are available at the District Office Building and are also posted below.

Hardin ESSER Projects 2021


Montana Rural Teacher Project

A competitive Teacher residency program linked to MSU's Master of Arts in Teaching

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Master of Arts in Teaching Program

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Welcome Back To School!


Greetings students, staff, parents and communities of Fort Smith, Crow Agency and Hardin. The 2021-22 school year is upon us! I want to take a moment to welcome everyone back and briefly share a few items as we prepare to start the new school year.  
I am excited to announce that all schools throughout the District will be focusing on trauma sensitive issues that surround our students and staff throughout this school year and indefinitely into the future. Each school, and the District as a whole, will strive to provide quality professional development, learning sessions and ultimately, community focused opportunities to inform, recognize and work with individuals needing trauma sensitive support throughout the year. District and building leadership teams spent two days with Kristin Souers, author of Fostering Resilient Learners, in discussions on common language and ultimately creating the first BUILDING goals of the year. We fully intend to bring Ms. Souers back to our PIR day in January of 2022. 

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o     Please keep your child home when they are sick or if they do not feel good.
o     Students will be required to wear face masks on buses and they are welcome to wear them at school, but they are not mandatory at this time.
o     Please keep your child home if they have been quarantined by public health or a medical provider.
o     If public health determines your child is a close contact to a positive Covid-19 case through school, an activity, or athletics and they need to quarantine, you will be notified by public health or the school nurse. We will not be quarantining entire classrooms or groups of students/athletes this year unless absolutely necessary.
o     Please provide a copy of your child's doctor note to their school office for any medical related absences.
o     If you or your child aged 12 years and older are interested in the Covid-19 vaccine, we HIGHLY recommend and encourage you to contact Big Horn County Public Health at 665-8720 or IHS Public Health at 638-3599.


Welcome to our new staff members!

Left to Right

Back Row: Nyla Bullingsight Blaine-Intervention Teacher Crow Agency Public School, Amy Hanson-Kindergarten Teacher Hardin Primary School, Nicole Jefferson-Mathematics Teacher Hardin Middle School. Misty Brien-Counselor Hardin High School, Able Baker-Music Teacher Hardin Intermediate School, Matthew Campbell-Mathematics Teacher Hardin Middle School, Tyler Carleton-4th Grade Teacher Hardin Intermediate School, John Dust-English Science The Academy, Henry Reed-Intervention Teacher Crow Agency Public School 

Middle Row: Kelsey Stewart-Behavior Intervention Teacher Hardin Middle School, Gwendale Good Luck-Kindergarten Teacher Hardin Primary School, Erika Frisby-Librarian Hardin High School, Lisa Kaldahl-5th Grade Teacher Hardin Intermediate School, Dounia Means-Kindergarten Teacher Crow Agency Public School, Loree Boggess-Science Teacher Hardin Middle School 

Front Row: Tia Ware-2nd Grade Teacher Hardin Primary School, Rosel Dalisay-Special Education Intervention Crow Agency Public School, Sarah Nanola-English Language Arts Hardin Middle School, Tiffany Icopini-PE Teacher Hardin Primary School

Hardin School District

Safe Return to School and Continuity of Service Plans 

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Hardin School District ARP-ESSER Plan

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Spring Creek School District

Safe Return to School and Continuity of Service Plans 

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Spring Creek Elementary ARP-ESSER Plan

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District Schools

Hardin High School

721 North Miles Ave.
Hardin, MT 59034
406-665-6301, 406-665-1909 FAX

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Hardin Middle School

611 West 5th St
Hardin, MT 59034
406-665-6302, 406-665-1409 FAX

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Hardin Intermediate School

631 West 5th St
Hardin, MT 59034
406-665-6440, 406-665-1713 FAX

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Hardin Primary School

314 West 3rd St
Hardin, MT 59034
406-665-9340, 406-665-2505 FAX

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Kindergarten Readiness Center

125 North Cody
Hardin, MT 59034
406-665-9390, 406-665-1586 FAX

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Crow Agency Public School

101 Third St W
Crow Agency, MT 59022
406-638-4136, 406-638-7267 FAX

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Fort Smith Elementary School

502 Avenue C
Yellowtail, MT 59035
406-666-2350, 406-666-2305 FAX

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