• MCPS Elementary District (K-8) Operations LevyBallot Information

    Missoula County Public Schools will have an elementary (K-8) operations levy on the May 2, 2017 school elections ballot.  Ballots will be mailed to voters in mid-April and must be returned by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2.  Ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at the Missoula County Elections Office or Missoula County Fairgrounds:

    What does an operations levy support?

    • Instructional programs and materials
    • Extra-curricular programs
    • Employee salaries and benefits
    • Maintaining and operating school facilities - including utilities


    For levy details and to learn more, click here.


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Paxson Elementary
Welcome to Paxson Elementary in beautiful Missoula, Montana. Paxson serves approximately 425 students in grades K-5.
Paxson Mission 
Every Child, Every Day, Achievement for All
Paxson Universals
Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be a Learner, Be Safe!

Thank you! 

We are grateful to the community of Missoula for supporting the elementary and high school district bonds. These bonds are the result of thousands of hours of planning, visioning and hard decisions made by hundreds of community members. It allows MCPS to truly deliver on the community’s vision of 21st century education in our schools.

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  • MEF Creative Classroom Grants

    The Missoula Education Foundation (MEF) is now accepting grant applications for the MEF 2017-2018 Creative Classroom Grants. The application deadline is April 28, 2017. Click here for complete grant details.


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  • May 5th -5th Grade Reschke field trip 8:30-12:30 to Mount Jumbo for the "Leave No Weeks" program. This will involve a weed pull and nature hike. 

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  • May 19- Mrs. Manning's and Mrs. Doherty's classes to the Insectarium.

    They will leave at 9:45 and return to Paxson at 2:15


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  • May 31st--Mrs. Sonsalla's and Mrs. Fox's classes are going to the PEAS Farm. 

    They will leave at 8:45 and return at 10:45.


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  • June 2nd-Mrs. Harris's and Mrs. Lofthouse's classes to the Insectarium.

    They will leave at 9:45 and return to Paxon at 2:15.


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  • Please keep those Box Tops coming!

    Each Box Top is worth 10¢! Every Box Top is greatly appreciated! 

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