Bonner School District #14

9045 Hwy 200 Box 1004
Bonner, MT 59823
(406) 258-6151
(406) 258-6153 Fax
Home of the Lumberjacks

The Faculty and Board of Trustees would like to welcome you to Bonner Elementary School. We are looking forward to assisting students in fulfilling their educational goals. Our programs at Bonner Elementary are highly regarded with an emphasis on technology being infused to all curriculum areas. Bonner Elementary has a history of fine academic and community involvement. We expect our students to meet the goals which have been set, to carry on the Bonner tradition of excellence and to make our community and world a better place. Please take some time to review our school web site or visit our school in person.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding any school program. I thank you for your interest in our school system and our community.

Doug Ardiana, Superintendent

Business Challenge and Stock Market Game Results

Exciting news in the Business Practices class! Montana High School Business Challenge (HSBC) students completed the fall semester of competition on December 8. Approximately 250 teams from around the state of Montana participated. During the eight week simulation, where each week represents one business quarter, teams dealt with an unstable stock market, environmental issues and hiring of a new production manager. Teams are tasked with managing a plant that produces Digital Music Players and each week analyze cash flow and determine the number of employees needed, production and advertising costs, and conduct market research. The Bonner School team of Shelby, Josse, Kade, and Samairah each won a $250 college scholarship by participating in the Business Challenge and placing in the top 25th percentile. All teams placing in the top 25th percentile were entered into a drawing and Shelby, Josse, Kade, and Sam were the lucky winners. First Place in the Fall 2014 Competition was North Toole County (Sunburst) High School (Team 16)-$94.15/Share; Second Place in the Fall 2014 Competition was Whitefish High School (Team 3)-$88.15/Share; Third Place in the Fall 2014 Competition was Hamilton High School (Team 12)-$87.35/Share; Random Team Draw for Finishing in the Top Quartile was Bonner Middle School (Team 4)-$86.15/Share; Largest Stock Price Increase Quarters 4-8 was Terry High School (Team 14)-$57.75 Gain/Share. Stacye Dorrington from the Montana Chamber of Commerce presented the scholarships at an assembly on Thursday, December 19th. Congratulations students!

The Business Practices students also participated in the Stock Market Game. The Stock Market Game is a ten-week simulation in which students are given a hypothetical $100,000 to invest in the stock market. Students must have at least five separate stocks and/or mutual funds at the end of the simulation, so research and diversification are crucial for success. Top state winners are given cash awards by MCEE (Montana Council on Economic Education). Team B from Bonner School, consisting of Kade, Samairah, Makayla, and Madison placed 3rd out of 184 high school teams with a 10.21% return on their investment while Team A, consisting of Shelby, Kinley, Hailey, Josse, and Kaleb placed 5th overall with a 7.48% return on their investment. Congratulations students on a job well done!