Created by: Crista Anderson, Principal/Superintendent
Dixon School is a small rural school on the southern edge of the Flathead Indian Reservation. With a community population of 216, our enrollment ranges from fifty to sixty students each academic year. As an economically impacted region, our school currently qualifies for 100% Free-and-Reduced status for the federal food program. It is a priority of our system to ensure all students have an equitable and exceptional school experience when compared to more populated and affluent communities. It is critical that our students have access to a clean and healthy environment across every aspect of campus.
There are areas of our region that have been heavily impacted by unhealthy home water sources. Old Agency, a small outer neighborhood within our school community has recently drilled a new well to replace their prior well contaminated with high levels of both iron and arsenic. We know that our students are likely exposed to compromised water when they are in their homes. That reality increases our resolve to ensure we provide the cleanest filtered water possible for our students and staff.
Just FIVE of the reasons we need a water bottle filling station:
- Safe drinking water
- Better tasting water
- Healthier hydration
- Reduced waste
Dixon School was established in the year 1919 and our current water fountain was installed in the mid-fifties. We would LOVE to be able to mark our celebration with another upgrade that we know will impact each and every member of our school community. Please consider helping us achieve that goal.