Gallatin High Update

Week of August 28-September 2, 2023

The GHS staff is excited to welcome our students back this fall!

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Annual Forms - Must be complete before students can begin school

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 a student to view their schedule on Friday evening. Please go back into Powerschool and ensure that you have completed all six forms for GHS. Completing your Annual Forms before August 18th will allow your student early access to their schedule.

First Day Schedule

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The Marching Band had band camp last week and learned the first movement of their competition routine.

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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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We had a great turn out at Raptor Weekend! Thanks to everyone who stopped by!


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.

Student Schedules

Student schedules can be viewed in PowerSchool.

Instructions for accessing schedules:

  • Log in to PowerSchool
  • Click on Grades and Attendance on the left side

Schedule Change Requests:

Our goal is to have all students attend all of their classes on the first day of school. Counselors will not be making schedule changes on the first day of school, unless it is to drop a class for a study hall.

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The Week Ahead

Monday, August 28
  • Freshman Orientation, 8:25-12:00
  • All students attend shortened schedule, 1:00-3:35, schedule found at this link
  • School pictures
  • Golf at the Belgrade Invite

Tuesday, August 29

  • Regular school schedule, bell schedule found here
  • Golf at the Belgrade Invite

Wednesday, August 30

Thursday, August 31

  • Golf vs. BHS at 1pm, Cottonwood
  • Girls Soccer Crosstown at 5pm at BHS
  • Boys Soccer Crosstown at 7pm at BHS

Friday, September 1

  • Senior Sunrise, more info to come from stuco
  • Cross Country vs. Belgrade at the Regional Park, 11am
  • Football home opener vs. Missoual Sentinel, 7pm

Saturday, September 2

  • Volleyball at Great Falls

Back to School Night will be held Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. more details coming soon!

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Additional Resources for our School Lunch Program

Student Parking

We are aware that parking on campus is inadequate and frustrating to students. We have several plans in motion to help alleviate parking pressure. We encourage students to car pool with friends and family members or use alternate transportation when weather allows.

This year only juniors and seniors will be allowed to park on campus in student lots and parking passes will be required to park on campus. Juniors and Seniors may request a parking pass by completing this form. All students receiving a parking pass must also print and complete this parking contract. Parking passes will be distributed closer to the first day of school. More information will be communicated to those who sign up for a pass through the form linked above. Students must complete the parking pass form when signed in to their school email account. It is important to note that a parking pass does not guarantee a specific parking spot and students will still need to arrive early to park on campus.

Sophomores and freshmen are encouraged to car pool with friends and family. Additional parking can be found on Annie Street and on surrounding streets. We are working on an additional parking location and will provide more details as soon as we are able.

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Counselor Assignments

Please see below for the counseling department’s alphabetical breakdown for the 2023-24 school year.

Last Name A - D: Drew Miller

Last Name E - K: Olivia Sullivan

  • Riley Bauer will be serving as interim counselor for E-K

Last Name L - R: Laura Jantzen

Last Name S - Z: Tricia Williamson

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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Some of our GHS students attended Flathead Lake Music Camp this summer

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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.


Lockers are optional for GHS students. Students, if you are interested in using a locker this year, please complete this form. The form must be completed from a student school email account.

Do Not Fill Out This Form if you signed up for a locker last year as you will use the same locker and combination this year.

Locker numbers and combinations will be uploaded into PowerSchool before school starts. Students can find their locker number and combination in PowerSchool by clicking on Forms and selecting "Locker Information".

If you have a locker assigned to you but no longer need it, please complete the form and indicate you no longer need your locker.

If you do not request a locker now and decide you’d like one in the future, please come to the main office and we will be happy to check one out to you.

Students, please click here to request a locker.

Welcome New Staff

We are excited to welcome the following new staff members as part of our GHS community. Please reach out and say hello if you see them around school and at events.

  • Alessandra Balyasny - Science teacher (long term sub for Steve Riccio)
  • Riley Bauer - Counselor (long term sub for Olivia Sullivan)
  • Katy Brammer - Spanish teacher
  • Hannah Grigalunas - Kitchen manager
  • David Keeney - Special Education teacher
  • Mackenzie Martin - sped para
  • Darby May - CAP Coordinator
  • Jessica Moratelli - Math teacher
  • Wyatt Murdoch - Social Studies teacher
  • Abigail Olson - English teacher
  • Lisa Ratto - sped para
  • Tia Ruh - German teacher
  • Danny Waldo - Activities Coordinator
  • Dave Wheeler - Math teacher (long term sub for Katie Greiner)

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

Booster Club Board

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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.

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

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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.

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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