• Welcome to Arntzen and Olinger Team 
    Teamed for Success!
    Alec Arntzen-Math, Science, and Health
    Phone:  (406)728-2400, ext. 2661
    Lissa Olinger-English Language Arts, Social Studies, and PE
    Phone:  (406)728-2400, ext. 2688
    Ben Sivertsen--Special Education Case Manager
    Phone:  (406)728-2400, ext. 2660

     Team Grading Scale:
    • A=90-100
    • B=80-89
    • C=70-79
    • D=60-69
    • F=59 and below

    Team Expectations:

    • Students will be on time and prepared for each class.
    • Students will be respectful and active learners.
    • Students will have a positive attitude.

    Students at Washington Middle School will be safe, responsible, respectful and kind

    Welcome!  We are excited for a fun-filled year of building our sixth grade community with new friends, new responsibilities, and new engaging and exciting learning opportunities. Please contact us with any concerns or questions that may arise during the school year. Let’s have a great year!

    Work Completion/ Academic Recovery Time:

    One of our goals as a team is to develop quality work habits, including time management and responsibility.  Students will be given an agenda to bring and fill out for each class.  Students will receive marks if they are tardy, neglect to complete homework, or are disrespectful and/or defiant.  Upon receiving five marks for incomplete homework, a student will be assigned to a 30 minute academic recovery after school M-W.  Upon receiving five marks for disrespect and/or defiance, the student will receive a 30 minute after school detention.  After 10 marks in either area, a parent/guardian meeting will be scheduled along with a consequence. Students will receive positive marks and feedback in the agenda as well. Please take time to look over this page at the back of the agenda.

    Absences and Makeup Work:

     Students are responsible for making up missed work due to absences. Please email your teachers and check Google Classroom for make-up work.  Please inform the school office when students are absent.  For multiple-day planned absences, please also fill out a prearranged absence slip at the office. 


    We will send a weekly email to Parents/Guardians.  Please plan to read the email every week for important announcements, upcoming projects/assessments/assignments, and a general overview of what is happening in core classes.  

    Just a Few More Things:

    • No access to lockers at the start of the year.  Textbooks will be left in the classroom.  Cleaning backpacks once a week will be helpful. 
    • Please bring a reusable water bottle labeled with your first and last name.
    • Please contact the office to report a student absence or call the attendance hotline.
      (728-2400 Ext. 2667).
    • Parent/teacher communication is very important to us. Please make sure your information is updated in Infinite Campus (contact the office if you have questions).