|Robert Miller Elementary, named for a former Superintendent of Schools, opened its doors in 1979 with eight teachers and an enrollment of 161 students. Robert Miller is located in a residential neighborhood in northeast Bismarck and accepts students both north and east of the city. It has experienced rapid growth during the past 38 years and the first addition was added in 1981 to accommodate this increasing population. The most recent addition was added in 2006 with eight new classrooms, a cafeteria, and many smaller rooms to accommodate specialists and small group instruction. This addition allowed Miller to say farewell to five portable classrooms, which had housed our fifth and sixth grade population for many years.
Robert Miller has a very dedicated staff of over 35 teachers and specialists along with a tremendous support staff who help to make Miller run smoothly. The most recent student enrollment figures showed 379 students at Miller Elementary.
In addition to classroom instruction in the content areas, general music, physical education, orchestra, band, school counseling, library media center, and special services are provided. Special services available include the Title I Reading Program, speech and language, learning disabilities, and a resource room where students with disabilities receive appropriate education planning to fit their unique instructional needs. Miller students also have the opportunity to participate in the Levels of Service, gifted and talented program. Miller is also fortunate to have a part-time school nurse available to help with medical issues and emergencies.
Miller Elementary has a very dedicated group of parents who participate in the Parent Teacher Organization and host many events throughout the school year. They provide valuable funding for many educational and worthwhile projects to enhance student learning.
Miller is thankful for their volunteers that help make a difference for their student’s each and every school day. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Reading Volunteers- Volunteer to come and read to our students within the classroom setting
- Crossing Guards- Help provide safe passage along Miller’s streets
- Event Volunteers- There is always a need for extra help at after-school events.
Please contact Miller’s secretary at 701-323-4170 to find out more ways that you can become involved today!
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 School Re-entry plan, access within the building may be limited.
Donation Category Details
Play is important to healthy brain development as it allows children to use their creatively while developing their imagination, physical, and social/emotional strength. Miller is continually looking to enhance their playground equipment to ensure that all students, including those with physical restrictions may enjoy their recess.
Field trips allow students to gain exposure to the world around them in a hands-on, memorable way. Funding would go to pay for any uncovered transport and admission fees.
Reinforcing positive behavior and academic achievement through students recognition helps to guide students to showcase positive outcomes. Funding provided would be utilized for student prizes such as school apparel, reading materials, etc.
This funding would go to provide for students where basic needs have been identified. This would include, but not be limited to, personal hygiene products, lice shampoo, winter gloves, snow pants and coats, socks, underwear, etc.
Funding would go to provide appreciation gifts for teachers who a making a difference in the lives of our local youth. This could range from a small gift to a catered lunch for teachers.
Teacher Classroom Needs
There are certain needs within classrooms that are not currently funded through the existing budget. These would include Scholastic Books Sponsorship, playground balls, gum and mints (for testing), replacement school supplies (notebooks, markers, crayons, etc.), dry erase markers and Kleenex.
Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.