Gallatin High Update

Week of April 3-April 8, 2023

Help Needed - ACT and PreACT Snacks

Can you help provide snacks for our juniors and sophomores as they take the ACT and PreACT tests next week? Students will be testing all morning and we hope to allow them to take a break and refuel between tests.

If you can help out, please sign up here and then drop off snacks to the GHS main office. Thank you to our GHS PAC for organizing!

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Bozeman Night Live is coming up this weekend!

We are so excited about the upcoming Bozeman Night Live shows, to be held this weekend, April 7th and 8th at 7pm at the Willson Auditorium!! This annual event, hosted by Bozeman Friends of Music, has been a performance highlight of the year for many of our high school musicians. It is also a wonderful fundraiser, providing important support for students K-12 in the music programs of the Bozeman School District. BFOM is completely run by volunteers, and 100% of the profits go back to our students.

Both shows are sure to delight!! Please come support the students and this great cause! Help us fill the Willson! To purchase tickets, you can go to our BFOM website, at

As always, we are also in serious need of volunteer help. If there is any way you can usher, or contribute to a meal for the stage crew, or chaperone at rehearsals, we would REALLY appreciate it!!! This year for the first time, all ushers will be provided a free seat!! Below is the link to sign up to help out...If you have any questions or want to just volunteer over the phone, please text or call any of the BNL co-chairs, at the numbers listed below. Thank you in advance for your support of this great cause for young people in our community!!

Melea Mortenson

  • (406)-580-0508

Todd McFarland
  • (406)-599-5150

Celia Christensen
  • (406)-600-9178

Amy Madsen
  • (801)-842-2787
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Prom and Afterprom tickets go on sale this Monday!

Don't miss these fun events! Tickets for both Prom and Afterprom will be available in the Commons at lunch all week.

Afterprom is coming up and help is still needed!

Afterprom is right around the corner and we are still in need of A LOT of volunteers to pull off this awesome event! If you would like to sign up to help out with Afterprom this spring (April 15) please sign up at this link.

If you have any questions about this year's AfterProm, please reach out to Ashley Crane.


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All Northwest Music Honor Festival

Congratulations to the following GHS music students who traveled to Bellvue, Washington to participate in the All Northwest Music Festival

  • William Carlson
  • Kei Braun
  • Reece Stone
  • Pranshu Krishna
  • Salena Wilbur
  • Kamara Wilbur
  • Alex Schoep
  • Anastasia Grayl

Last week our Auria choir hosted the Jitro choir from the Czech Republic

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!

The Week Ahead

Monday, April 3

Tuesday, April 4

  • Junior Class meeting 4th period

  • School Librarian Day

  • Senior Solo concert, 7pm

Wednesday, Apirl 5

  • Staff meeting (ACT proctor training)

Thursday, April 6

  • Teachers show Secure in Place/Lockdown video during homeroom

  • Softball at Billings West, 5pm

Friday, April 7

  • Track at Billings West

  • Bozeman Night Live, 7pm

Saturday, April 8

  • 10am, Tennis at Billings West
  • 2pm, Softball at Belgrade
  • Bozeman Night Live, 7pm

Other Upcoming Dates

  • Prom – Saturday, April 15
  • Graduation – Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.

The GHS Guiding Coalition met last week to begin planning for PLC implementation.

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

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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!

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.

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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