Gallatin High Update

Week of March 6-March 11, 2023

State Basketball

Congratulation to both our boys and girls basketball teams for making it to the state tournament! This is the first time in school history that both teams have made it this far! The tournament will be held in Butte this Thursday through Saturday.
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Meet the RapTechs

Did you know that when there are problems with any student Chromebook in the school district, they are first sent to GHS to be evaluated by our student RapTech team?

RapTechs are GHS students who volunteer in the library on a free period. They have been trained in Chromebook troubleshooting and repair. These students have been so successful that they recently received additional, more technical, training from our district Tech Services staff and students are now able to complete more advanced repairs.

Thank you to our RapTechs for all they do to keep student computers up and running. Thank you also to our GHS librarians, Kerri Cobb and Noelle Harper, for their dedication in building this program. Finally, thank you to Ja'von Gooch from Tech Services for all of his work with our RapTech team.


Last week our Industrial Career and Technical department took 60 students over to Fort Harrison. The purpose of the trips was to expose students different career paths with roots in ICTE such as wildland firefighting, search and rescue, disaster relief, and hazmat/bomb detection. Students also learned about many different aspects of aviation (rotor wing), talking to pilots and mechanics, while also getting a close up look at Chinook and Blackhawk helicopters.
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HELP NEEDED - Afterprom, April 15

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.


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!

Congratulations to Kei Braun and William Carlson who were selected to play in the All-Northwest Honor Festival last month.

The Week Ahead

Monday, March 6

  • AA Band Festival at GHS
  • School Board meeting, 5:45pm

Tuesday, March 7

  • AA Band Festival at GHS

Wednesday, March 8

  • State send off for boys and girls basketball teams and FCCLA
  • High School Schedule Public Forum, GHS Commons (2nd floor), 6:00-7:30pm

Thursday, March 9

  • Orchestra concert, 7pm
  • State Basketball in Butte

Friday, March 10
  • State Basketball in Butte

Saturday, March 11

  • State Basketball in Butte

Other Upcoming Dates

  • Spring Break – March 13-17
  • Prom – Saturday, April 15
  • Graduation – Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.

Last week members of our GHS football team helped out at Meadowlark Elementary School

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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

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.

Sheet Music Needed

Do you have any old sheet music lying around your house? Maybe you took up piano, but no longer play?

The Gallatin Music Department would love to take any of that old music off your hands. We are looking for music of all types: solo music and small ensemble (chamber group) music for band instruments, vocal, and/or string solo/ensemble music. Please send any music to GHS attention Jeffrey Ruffcorn. Mr. Ruffcorn will look it over and we'll use it to add to our GHS collection or share with middle or elementary music teachers.

Students - Consider helping out our Special Olympics program by being a unified partner!

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Opening tip off from the last crosstown boys basketball game

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High School Schedule Consensus Recommendation

As you have read in a recent communication from Superintendent Bertram, the high school consensus team made up of teachers and administrators from both high schools recently wrapped up five full days of consensus work, culminating in a recommended change to the high school schedule beginning in 2024-2025. The high school consensus group settled on an A/B alternating eight-period block schedule in which teachers teach six of eight blocks over two days. For full details on the high school master schedule recommendation click HERE.

Principals from both high schools are planning opportunities to discuss the proposed high school schedule with multiple student and parent groups, such as StuCo, the PAC, and the Boosters.

A community forum for all interested students and parents/guardians will be held at the following times:

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m, GHS Commons, 2nd floor

Representatives from the high school schedule consensus group are scheduled to present and discuss the proposed schedule with the BSD7 Board of Trustees on March 6, 2023.

Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to share questions and feedback via this survey throughout the winter and spring. You can also contact GHS principal, Erica Schnee, with any questions.

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