Gallatin High Update

Week of November 14-November 19, 2022

Special Olympians win Gold at State Tournament

One of the Bozeman Yeti Speical Olympics teams won the gold at the state basketball tournament this past weekend. GHS student, Peyton Fulton, joined players from BHS, SMS, and CJ on the winning team. The tournament in Butte featured 89 teams playing a total of 170 games. Kudos to the Butte community which had 750 volunteers for the three-day event.

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Speech and Debate

This past weekend our Raptor Speech and Debate team hosted their home meet. Twenty schools and over 475 competitors participated in the event, including all 16 Double AA schools. Gallatin's Speech and Debate team finished 8th overall and our debate team finished fifth overall. Here is how some of our students finished. Congratulations on a strong start to the season!

Thomas Nguyen - 7th place Varsity LD Debate

Ravenor Davion - 8th place Varsity LD Debate

Evelyn Taylor - 8th place Novice LD Debate

Max DeFanti and Pranshu Krishna - 6th place Public Forum Debate

Rhianna Ashcraft - 8th place in Humorous Interp and 6th place in Dramatic Interp

Alison Apostle - 8th place in Original Oratory

Lila Sundeen - 8th place in Informative Speaking

Robotics Excellence Award

Congratulations to Hayden Traver and Zach Bowcott. Last week they earned an Excellence Award and Tournament Champion at a robotics competition held in Garland, UT with their team Bridger Bot and teammates from Bozeman High, Zac Serocki and Will Nash.
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Winter Sports Information

Registration for Winter Sports begins this week. If you are planning to participate in a winter sport (basketball, wrestling, swimming), please be sure to complete the following:

  • Create Dragonfly account

  • Digitally sign BSD7 activities agreement

  • Digitally sign concussion statement

  • Digitally complete MHSA activity forms

  • Get your physical

Click here to access the BSD7 Activities page and more detailed information.

Dates for the winter sports season are set by the Montana High School Association and are the same for AA schools across the state.

Winter Season

November 15 - Winter Sports Parent Meeting 6:00 PM GHS Auditorium

November 28 – First Day of Boys/Girls Basketball Tryouts
November 28 - First Day of Wrestling and Swim, Winter Cheer

Senior Photo Yearbook Submissions - Due November 30!

Attention Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors!

Don't forget, senior photos are due November 30th! Send them in an email as a .jpeg to If you have any questions, please email

Please click here for detailed information about submission.

The Week Ahead

Monday,November 14

  • AA Choir Festival
  • School Board Meeting, 5:45pm

Tuesday, November 15

  • AA Choir Festival
  • PAC meeting, 12:00 at GHS
  • Winter Sports Parent Meeting, 6:00pm, Raptor Gym

Wednesday, November 16

  • Board of Public Education visits BSD7
  • GHS Jazz Band Concert, 7:00pm

Thursday, November 17

Friday, November 18

Other Upcoming Dates

  • Thanksgiving Break – November 23-25
  • Winter Break – December 17, 2022 - January 1, 2023
  • Finals Week - January
  • Spring Break – March 13-17
  • Prom – Saturday, April 15
  • Graduation – Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.
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Sign Up for the Santa Run, December 3rd, and support Bozeman Schools Foundation

The Santa Run for Education presented by Stockman Bank will once again kick off the holiday season in Bozeman on Saturday December 3rd at 9:00 am.

Register NOW online - and help your PAC win one of 3 $1000 prizes for participation (determined as a % of current enrollment)! 2 clubs or teams will also receive $500 in support for their participation!

This 5K road race is fun for the whole family! Meet Santa & Mrs Claus and commemorate the day at our Selfie Station presented by Stockman Bank. Tag the Yeti and receive fun prizes from Bozeman’s Rib & Chop House!

Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a custom Yeti cooler - with either Hawks, Raptors, Bobcats or Bozeman graphics and swag!

Enjoy Bozeman’s Best Hot Chocolate bar and meet our generous community sponsors when you stop by the Willson Gym before, after, and during the race.

This is the Bozeman Schools Foundation’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds directly benefit our students and our schools!

For more information visit or scan the QR code above.

Thank you to our amazing community sponsors!! See the full list here!

District Budget Consensus

The BSD7 Budget Committee continues to meet twice monthly to work toward the goal of making a recommendation to the Board of Trustees on how to solve the $4.1 million dollar budget imbalance. The committee hopes to provide final recommendations to the Board of Trustees in December. At the most recent meeting the committee spent time with the community generated list of potential budget reductions, asking clarifying questions, exploring potential cost savings from each item, and discussing the challenges associated with each of the ideas being considered by the committee.

As the group comes to consensus on preliminary recommendations for the Board of Trustees to consider the District plans to host community meetings to ensure transparency and to provide community members opportunities to learn, ask questions, and provide feedback.

  • Click HERE for a high level one-page overview of the BSD7 Budget Mega Issue

  • Click HERE to ask questions and/or submit budget cut recommendations to the committee

  • Click HERE for all of the details, agendas, and work completed by the committee

If you have any questions about the budget process, please reach out to principal, Erica Schnee.

Be a CAP Mentor

Do you have time to volunteer one hour/week with a student in the Bozeman Public Schools? Sign up to be a CAP Mentor and assist a student with social/ emotional skills, academics, and provide opportunities for enrichment like practicing sports, working on art projects, and playing games. We ask for a one school year commitment with no time during evenings or weekends required. More information and the link to signup can be found at

Students in our EL English class speaking with School Board Trustees.

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Thank you to our Advanced Culinary students for making lunch for the School Board last week

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GHS Art Teacher Honored at MSU

Congratulations to GHS art teacher, Matt Biasotti, who was recognized by the College of Arts and Architecture with the Young Alumni Achievement Award.
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Congratulations to Olivia Collins and Indigo Andresen who signed to play soccer in college last week.

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A professional wood turner visited our Advanced Woods classes last week.