Gallatin High Update

Week of September 4-9, 2023

Welcome to the class of 2027!

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This week we are celebrating GRIT week at Gallatin High. This is a time when we take time each day to reinforce our universal behavior expectations and focus on community building. Each day will have a theme and everyone should wear blue and black on Friday.

Thanks to the band for last Friday's Hometown Hype!

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Back to School Night - Thursday, September 7

We are looking forward to welcoming parents to GHS for Back to School Night. The GHS Back to School Night begins at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS auditorium. Please join us for the opening session to learn about what is going on at Gallatin High and how you can connect with our community. There will be opportunities to connect in the Commons throughout the evening and you'll be able to sample coffee and drinks from our coffee shop, the Jurassic Perk.

The primary purpose of the evening is to introduce parents to their student's teachers. Please check your email or this link for more detailed information and schedule.

Attention JUNIORS: PSAT registration begins soon

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.

GHS students already hard at work in week one.

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The Week Ahead

Monday, September 4
  • Labor Day - No school

Tuesday, September 5

Wednesday, September 6

  • Run with the Raptors, cross country fundraiser, 4:30pm
  • Department leader meeting, 3:45pm

Thursday, September 7

  • Golf in Butte
  • Club fair at lunch
  • Girls Soccer at Great Falls High, 3pm
  • Boys Soccer at Great Falls High, 5pm
  • Back to School Night at GHS, 6:30pm

Friday, September 8

  • Golf in Butte
  • Volleyball vs. Skyview, 7pm
  • Football at Billings Senior, 7pm

Saturday, September 9

  • Girls soccer vs. CMR, 11am
  • Boys soccer vs. CMR, 1pm
  • Cross country at Bridger Creek, 4pm

Club Fair - Thursday, September 7 at lunch

One of the best ways for students to become engaged at Gallatin High is to join clubs and co-curricular activities. We have a wealth of clubs for students to choose from that fit just about any interest you can imagine. You can find a full list of our GHS clubs on our website at this link.

This Thursday, September 7 we will be hosting a Club Fair during lunch in the Raptor gym so students can explore all of the clubs we offer and sign up to express their interest in joining. We encourage all students to attend and join at least one club.

A few clubs that are looking for members include:

  • GHS Environmental Club - This club organizes outreach projects to help benefit the community through preservation of biodiversity along with other possible eco-friendly initiatives. Students interested in joining can text "ENVIRO" to (406) 595-2050.
  • GHS Theater Club - This club regularly sponsors after school productions, joint department musicals, and college and career ready experiences to actors and technicians. Auditions for the fall show, The Music Man, are coming up this week so please review the information at this link if you are interested in trying out.

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.

Safety Tip

You can help us keep GHS safe by always checking in at the main office whenever you visit the school. Please sign in at the main office and obtain a visitor's pass.

Thanks for your help in keeping students safe!

Congrats to the GHS golf team for winning the crosstown match up for the third year in a row!

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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.

GHS Art students working on projects

Project Connect

Project Connect was founded in the fall of 2018 in the wake of yet another US school shooting. It began with the hope that more positive adult presence in a school could significantly impact a school’s climate for the better. Project Connect is committed to the idea of supporting the students and staff in our schools by partnering with educators and promoting a positive campus environment. It fosters a sense of community and helps students feel acknowledged.

Project Connect volunteers greet and connect with students as they enter the school campus in the morning, over the lunch hour, and as they leave campus after school. The goal remains consistent: welcome students to school with a smile in the morning, interact and connect with them during lunch, and send students home after school with encouragement and a wish for a good evening. It’s a short amount of time in everyone’s day, but ultimately makes a huge difference for the entire school community.

We are continually working to increase our volunteer pool and to engage parents, grandparents, neighbors, and other community members in the program. Strong community support promotes a healthy, flourishing school district, which in turn creates a stronger community. Please consider joining the district-wide Project Connect team. Many hands make for light work! We look forward to seeing you in our halls and on our campuses!

If you are interested in volunteering with Project Connect, please reach out to our GHS coordinator, Tricia Flohr at or stop by the Project Connect table at Back to School Night this Thursday.

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

We are placing an emphasis on building safety this year and that includes our parking lots. In order to alleviate congestion and make it safer for our students to park and walk to class, please only use the eastern parking lot and Annie Street for student drop off.

Juniors and Seniors who requested a parking pass will receive information this week about when and where to pick up their passes. Student parking is only allowed in the blue areas below, the southeastern and southwestern parking lots, as well as along Annie Street.

Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe!

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All BSD7 students will have a Chromebook checked out to them. Students who attended a BSD7 middle school or Gallatin High last school year shoudl already have a Chromebook. Studnets who are new to Gallatin High should stop by the library to pick up their Chromebook.
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Title I Information

In this Title I school, parents have the right to request certain information on the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals providing services. If you have any questions, please reach out to principal, Erica Schnee.

Important Dates

Back To School Night - Thursday, September 7 @ 6:30 pm

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

Host a Rotary International Exchange Student!!

The Bozeman Rotary Club is seeking host families for an Incoming Gallatin High Exchange Student. This student is a junior male from Italy. Each family will host him in their home as part of their family for a three-month period during the school year. Host families can be married or single parents with or without children in the home. Host families describe hosting as a wonderful experience to get to know and establish a lifelong relationship with a young person from another country, culture and language! For more information, contact Rotarian John Patterson 406-581-9767.

Annual Forms - Must be completed as soon as possible

Attention Parents:

If you haven’t already done so, please go on to your PowerSchool account and fill out the Annual Forms (formerly known as All-In-One forms). These forms are mandatory and need to be done every year for each child.

To access the forms:

  • Log into Powerschool
  • On the left menu select "Forms"
  • A list of forms will appear, you only need to complete six forms (see list below).
  • If you do not see the list of forms in Powerschool, you may need to select the "General Forms" tab.

Annual Forms to be completed:

  • Contacts and Legal Guardians
  • Health
  • Permissions
  • Responsible Use of Technology
  • Review Acknowledgement and Consent
  • Title I Compact

There are SIX forms that must be completed. All six forms must be completed in order for students to continue to attend classes. Please go back into Powerschool and ensure that you have completed all six forms for GHS.

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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