Gallatin High Update

Week of September 11-16, 2023

Congratulations to All State Music Students

Students participating in the All-State ensembles went through a vigorous audition process, competing against the best high school musicians in the state of Montana. They will rehearse and perform with the All-State Honor Ensembles in Missoula on October 19-21. Congratulations to these GHS musicians!


  • Owen Schultz, Oboe
  • WiIliam Carlson, Clarinet
  • Kei Braun, Alto Saxophone
  • Johanna Eibs, Bass Clarinet


  • Sienne Grinager, Soprano
  • Charlotte Gunther, Soprano
  • Alivia Haskell, Soprano
  • Zayda Cruz, Alto
  • Hailey Aippersbach, Alto
  • Grant Clark, Bass


  • Aaron Chun, Violin
  • Ravenor Davion, Violin
  • Jacqueline Santiglia, Violin
  • Anastasia Grayl, Cello
  • Salena Wilbur, Cello
  • Jackson Fiedler, Viola
  • Pranshu Krishna, Viola

Cross Country at their home meet on Saturday

The Week Ahead

Monday, September 11
  • School Board meeting 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12

  • Bus evacuation drill, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • GHS Booster Club meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13

  • Golf, Bozeman Invite tournament, 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, September 14

  • Golf, Bozeman Invite tournament, 10:00 a.m.
  • Girls soccer vs. Senior, 3:00 p.m.
  • Boys soccer vs. Senior, 5:00 p.m.
  • Volleyball vs. Senior, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September

  • Cross Country and Butte Invite
  • Football vs. CMR, 7pm

Saturday, September 16

  • Girls soccer at Belgrade, 12pm
  • Boys soccer at Belgrade, 2pm
  • Volleyball at Belgrade, 4pm

Attention JUNIORS: PSAT registration begins today

Gallatin High School will be offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 18th to current GHS Juniors. If interested, Juniors will need to register in the GHS College and Career Center between September 11th and September 19th. The cost of the test is $20 and can be paid by cash or check. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. There are a limited number of seats and they will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. The deadline to enroll is Friday, September 19th at 3:35 pm. This test is optional and there is no obligation to sign up.

September 10th was National Suicide Prevention Day

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Jazz Band practicing their new pieces

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Speech and Debate

Students interested in joining Speech and Debate should plan to attend an informational meeting on Wedneday, September 20th at 3:45 in room A-145. Speech and Debate students do not need to complete paperwork in Dragonfly. The information meeting will cover required forms, activity fees, and other general information and the calendar. Practice will begin October 2, 2023.

You can also stop by and see Ms. Jackson in room A-176 with any questions.

Important Attendance Information

If you need to pick up your child during the school day, text them the time they need to leave class to meet you, or you can also send a note. Students should show their teacher the text or note before class starts to let them know they need to leave class early.

Parents DO NOT need to come into the school building to check out your child. Please email the attendance line,, to notify GHS of the time you need them to be excused.

Professional appointments (medical, dental, counseling, physical therapy, etc.):

Please ask the provider for a note showing name, date and time of appt. and have your child bring it to the attendance office when they return.

The absence will be recorded as medical which does not count towards the 10 day absence limit.

The provider is also welcome to fax the note to 406-522-4622, or email to

Attendance Errors:

If your student was marked absent from a class and says they were there, have them talk with the teacher. If the teacher agrees an error was made, the teacher can contact the attendance office to make the correction. This correction needs to be made within 5 days.

Gear up for Fall

Universal Athletics has a new website where you can order all kinds of Raptor gear with a variety of logos. Please click here to check out the options and place an order.
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Student Drop off and Student Parking

Last year we had 30 motor vehicle accidents on campus, ten hit-and-run accidents, and more than ten reckless driving complaints. We are seeking everyone’s help in reducing these numbers this school year and increasing safety for our students.

Things everyone can do to help make our campus safe:

  • Slow down

  • Do not use the bus lane from 7:45-8:45 a.m. or from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

  • Be polite and share the road

Parents/Guardians - Please use identified areas for student drop off to alleviate traffic congestion in student and staff parking lots. See the map below. Please do not drop off students in staff parking lots or the bus lane to alleviate traffic flow in these areas.

Students - Please be sure you are a current junior or senior with a registered parking pass if you are parking on campus. Your parking pass must be visible at all times. If you do not have a parking pass, you may park on Annie Street or other surrounding streets. If you do not have a parking pass or a pass is not visible in your vehicle, you may be cited and any rebuttal will have to be made through city hall.

As a reminder, this year juniors and seniors will be eligible for parking passes to park on campus. We are issuing parking passes this week and Monday, September 11, we will begin enforcing the parking policy.

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Thank you to all of the clubs who participated in the club fair!

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Important Dates

Speech and Debate - Informational meeting, September 20, 3:45 in A145

Homecoming Week - October 2-7

  • Friday, October 6 - Football game
  • Saturday, October 7 - Dance

Thanksgiving Break – November 22-24

Winter Break – December 20, 2023 - January 2, 2024

Spring Break – March 11-15

Prom – Saturday, May 4

Graduation – Saturday, June 1, 2:00 p.m.

Last Day of School – June 6

How Parents Can Get Involved

GHS Parent Advisory Council

The GHS PAC is excited to welcome new members this school year. Please contact Kim below if you're interested in joining the PAC or getting on the mailing list.

Kim Sacry, President

Mandy Kirkwood, Vice President

Heather Frisk, Secretary

Lucy Coley, Treasurer


Please contact Jodi Murray if you are interested in helping out with this fun event!

Jodi's email:

GHS Booster Club

You can join the Raptor Boosters by clicking here.

Project Connect

Do you have some time in your day and an interest in making Gallatin High a more welcoming place for students? Consider volunteering with Project Connect. You can sign up to volunteer at GHS here or contact Tricia Flohr at

More Information

The following info can be found at our GHS Web Page:

  • BSD7 Calendar
  • GHS Bell Schedule
  • GHS Phone Directory

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