Friday Hour of Enrichment (grades 4-5)

The Friday Hour of Enrichment (HOE) is a program born out of the Bozeman School District middle school "PACE" program, whereby students get opportunities to pursue classes of their choice as electives. Whittier began this program in 2014. Irving now runs a similar program students choose from enrichment classes on Fridays from 2:10-3:10.

HOE educator, Lorena Santos and Irving students learning Portuguese about Brazilian culture

HOE educator, Lin Jia Ying and Irving students learning Chinese characters & calligraphy

The Hour of Enrichment benefits are two-fold

1) All students, regardless of resources, are able to experience additional enrichment opportunities that would otherwise not be available in the standard public school k-5 curriculum

2) In-classroom teachers have within school day collaboration time, due to the folding in of outside educators and experts.

This Year's Program

Introducing our 2018-19 international professional educators

Lorena Santos,
Portuguese & Brazil!
Paul Gomex,
Spanish & Physical Theater
Sayed Keliey,
Arabic & Egypt
Lin Jia Ying,
Chinese & Asian Art & Storytelling
With additional teaching support from

LeiAnna Bertelson,
Destination Imagination Challenge Master
Monica Cross,
All things Art & Education

More about Hour of Enrichment
  • In 2018-19 we are offering 4 Class Options: Egyptian Art, History & Culture, Chinese Language Art, Food & Culture, Language and Culture of Brazil, and Spanish & Performance Theater.
  • All Tracks include 5 week of collaboration and team-building challenges through a program called Destination Imagination.  
  • This program is made possible through the generous funding from the Irving PIC parent group. 
  • If you are interested in this programming at your Bozeman elementary school, please email the World Language Initiative - MT at to learn more.