Gallatin High Update

Week of April 10-April 14, 2023

It's ACT/PreACT week!

Don't forget that all juniors and sophomores must attend school on Wednesday to take the ACT (juniors) and PreACT (sophomores). Freshmen and seniors do not need to attend school on Wednesday, April 12.
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Prom and Afterprom are coming up this weekend!

Don't miss these fun events! Tickets for Prom will be available in the Commons at lunch all week. Tickets for Afterprom can be purchased online at this website.

MSU Nursing Program Direct Admits

Last week five GHS seniors signed to be part of the MSU Nursing Department's first ever direct admit class. This is a huge honor and means our GHS students can remain in Bozeman as they prepare for careers in the medical field. Pictured below (L-R) Will Gram, Aspen Evenson, Sienna Olech, Mercedies Littlefield, and Hannah Adams.
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Safety Information

It is important to be aware that the Fire Lane (Raptor Way/bus lane) is a Fire Lane at all times, regardless of whether or not school is in session. We understand this lane is a convenient place to park in the evening and during weekend events, but please always use regular parking if you are going to be leaving your vehicle and are not just picking up a student. It is important that emergency vehicles always have access to the building through this lane.

If you are coordinating any after hours events, please communicate this with your group. Thanks for your help!

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HOSA: Future Health Professionals State Conference

Gallatin High School students had a fine showing again this year at the Montana State HOSA conference in Billings. HOSA: Future Health Professionals is a Career Student Technical Organization (CTSO) that compliments the Biomedical Science program. Students had opportunities to attend amazing symposiums where they experienced simulated medicine technologies, a cadaver lab, occupational therapy, sports medicine, emergency medicine, and more! Students also had the opportunity to visit the campuses of MSUB City College, Rocky Mountain College, and the new osteopathic medical school Rocky Vista University. Here are the top finishes from GHS, impressive wins with over 400 students participating in the conference.

First Place

  • Arya Cavender Pathophysiology
  • Sophie Switzer Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Alley Coey Physical Therapy
  • Drae Brenden Veterinary Science

Second Place

  • Emme Frisk Pathophysiology
  • Caspian Bradley CPR/First Aid
  • Audrey Kimmel CPR/First Aid
  • Caspian Bradley Human Heredity
  • Laszlo Baumgardner Public Health
  • Evan Lubick Public Health
  • Delaney Kane Extemporaneous Writing
  • Shelby Tyler Prepared Speaking
  • McKenna Matson Community Awareness
  • Bella Determan Community Awareness

Third Place

  • Drae Brenden Health Career Display
  • Audrey Kimmel Health Career Display

Here is a story from the local Billings news.

Thank you to the Billings Clinic for their financial support in sending our team to the state conference! Congrats, Raptors!

The Week Ahead

Monday, April 10

  • School Board meeting, 5:45pm

Tuesday, April 11

  • Tennis vs. Livingston

  • Band concert, 7:30pm

Wednesday, Apirl 12

  • ACT and PreACT testing - only sophomores and juniors attend testing

  • No school for Freshmen and Seniors

Thursday, April 13

  • District Music Festival

  • Softball at Skyview

  • Guiding Coalition work

Friday, April 14

  • PIR day - No School for students

  • District Music Festival

  • Track vs. Great Falls High

Saturday, April 15

  • District Music Festival

  • Tennis vs. Helena High and Capital
  • Softball vs. Billings Senior
  • Prom, 8:00-11:30pm, MSU Sub Ballroom
  • Afterprom 11:30pm-2:30am, Gallatin High

Other Upcoming Dates

  • Graduation – Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.

A Great Showing at the Technology Student Association State Conference

Gallatin High had a strong showing at the 2023 Technology Student Association State Conference held April 3 & 4 at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. Ten Raptors competed with everyone getting recognized with a top three finish. Here are the results:

  • May Fraser -1st Forensic Science
  • Reece Stone - 2nd Music Production
  • Madison Ash - 1st Sticker Design
  • William Fennelly - 2nd Gravity Cruiser
  • Will Fennelly and Zack Bowcott - 1st Technology Problem Solving
  • Madison Ash and Camille Catron - 3rd Gravity Cruiser
  • Christian Miller, Kyler Critelli, and Cody Wilkins - 3rd Techno Bowl
  • Hayden Traver and Reece Stone - Judges Award for VEX Robotics

Congratulations, Raptors!

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We need you! Project Connect is looking for more volunteers

Project Connect is committed to the idea of supporting our students, partnering with educators, and promoting a positive campus environment. Project Connect helps foster a sense of belonging that is a benefit to all.

It only takes a half hour to an hour at a time and you can pick times that are conducive to your schedule. If you are interested, you can find more information on the website, you can sign up here or you can contact GHS Project Connect at

Mr. Kusak and Ms. Geissler's AP combo students facilitating a student-led activity addressing "isms" of the 40's and 50's.

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Choir students at a recent community performance

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Support Special Olympics Montana

Stop by the main office and support the Bozeman Yetis Special Olympics team by buying a raffle ticket. This is one of the team's biggest fundraisers of the year. Tickets cost $5 and you can win a new Chevy truck, $5,000 Town Pump gift card, $1,500 Scheels gift card and more! Thank you for your support! Go Yetis!

Upcoming School Election Information

Here is some information regarding the upcoming election from Superintendent Bertram's latest newsletter.

All registered voters will receive the information below in the mail, along with your mail-in ballot in mid-April. Additionally the information is also available on our website:

#1 Our biggest ask in the upcoming election is to simply VOTE and cast your ballot. Turnout for BSD7 school elections are typically very low, 30-40%.

#2 Our second ask is to dive into the issues on the ballot and ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Voter Information

  • April 14, 2023 – Ballots mailed by County Election Office.

  • May 2, 2023 – Election Day – Ballots due by 8:00 pm.

Ballots may be returned to:

Location Office Hours Election Day Hours

County Election Office 8:00am–5:00pm 8:00am–8:00pm

311 West Main, Room 210 Monday – Friday

Ballots may be returned in person or by mail (63 cents or Forever stamp). Please allow enough time for delivery by the May 2, 2023 deadline.

Please reach out if you have any questions!

Track had a great meet against Billings West!

Host Families Needed

The Bozeman Noon Rotary Club is beginning to seek Rotary Youth Exchange Host Families for the Gallatin High School Incoming Student for the 2023-2024 school year. The club typically seeks 3 host families who will each host the student for approximately 3 months during the school year.

If you would like more information about hosting, additional details can be found at this link.

Please reach out to our GHS Rotary liaison, John Patterson, at or 406-581-9767 if you are interested.

GHS students performing at Bozeman Night Live

Support GHS Bands by joining the Raptor Run!

Raptor Bands is putting together an in-person 5K run/walk fundraiser on Saturday, May 20th! Rather than just selling another product you probably don't need, we are trying to bring the community together. We'd love to see many of you and your families at the event. Whether you can attend or not, please help spread the word!

Here is the sign up link.

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