Gallatin High Update

Week of September 18-23, 2023

AP Biology students build polypeptides

The Week Ahead

Monday, September 18.

Tuesday, September 19

  • Boys soccer vs. Billings West, 3 p.m.
  • Girls soccer vs. Billings West, 5 p.m.
  • GHS PAC Club meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the library

Wednesday, September 20

Thursday, September 21

  • Divisional Golf begins
  • Volleyball at Great Falls High, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 22

  • Divisional Golf continues
  • Football vs. Bozeman High, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 23

  • Volleyball vs. CMR at 2:00 p.m.
  • Cross Country in Missoula, 12:00 p.m.
  • Boys soccer at Skyview, 12:00 p.m.
  • Girls soccer at Skyview, 2:00 p.m.

Reminder: Monday, September 25 is a PIR day. There is no school for students.

PAC meeting this week

The GHS PAC has changed their meeting time to accommodate a greater number of parents. Please join them for the first meeting of the year, this Tuesday, September 19 at 6:00pm in the GHS library. Meetings will continue to be held at 6pm in the library on the third Tuesday of each month.

If you can't make it this month, please feel free to reach out to the PAC Board to join the email list for upcoming dates and meeting topics.

Kim Sacry, President

Mandy Kirkwood, Vice President

Heather Frisk, Secretary

Lucy Coley, Treasurer

AP Environmental Science - Did you know?

Students in AP Environmental Science practiced their lab writing skills with a fun lab to determine if Double Stuff Oreo's really have twice the filling. Curious for the results? One class got a percent change of 99% and the other 102% so they really are double stuffed.

Game Spirit and Etiquette

We are asking for your help in two ways.

First of all, since we are still a new school, many people still do not recognize our school song. We ask that when you hear our school song played, you stand up and clap along. Also, there are two chants within the school song and we need your help to learn these so others catch on.

Chant part one: the band spells G-A-L-L-A-T-I-N Gooooo Raptors!

Chant, part two: at the end of the song, there is another chant that alternates with the drums. It goes like this: drums - G - drums - H - drums - S - GHS!

You can watch the video linked below for a video of the band playing the song to practice the chants.

Secondly, like many places, our custodial staff is short staffed right now and struggling to keep up with demands of a large high school. After games and events, please take a look around and pick up any trash that you or others left behind. When everyone contributes at games and events, it helps our custodians prioritize classrooms and teaching spaces.

Thank you for your help!

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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.

The cheer team, dance team, and marching band at last weekend's football game.

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Safety Reminder - Cybersecurity

Educate yourself about online safety practices and discuss them with your child. Teach them about privacy settings, the importance of strong passwords, and the risks associated with sharing personal information online. Monitor your child's online activities and establish clear guidelines regarding internet usage. Encourage them to report any suspicious or harmful online behavior they come across (National Cybersecurity Alliance, n.d.). Reference: National Cybersecurity Alliance - Stay Safe Online. Additional information may be found on the district’s website here.

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

Hometown Hype session last Friday

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

Follow us on social media:

  • Facebook - Gallatin Raptors
  • Instagram @gallatinraptors
  • Twitter @gallatinraptors

Student enjoying time together on GRIT week's Together day!