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Welcome to School District #5 and the 2015-16 school year. Our school district is proud to be part of a community that wholeheartedly supports both our academic and activity programs. The District offers a wide variety of curriculum offerings and over fifty percent of our students are involved in athletics and other activities such as speech and debate; music; art and drama.

Kalispell Public Schools
Kalispell, Montana

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KMS student raises funds for Africa

Megan Andersen is an 8th grade student at Kalispell Middle School with more than a casual interest in Africa. When she was younger, her aunt ventured to Mozambique to join the peace corps and returned with a new husband; Megan’s uncle. Megan’s uncle had many stories about growing up in Africa that really gave some perspective on socio-economic differences between different parts of the world. Stories from Megan’s uncle impressed upon her a desire to help these communities. Growing up in Africa brought an entirely different set of challenges to children there. Walking to school in the morning, students often had to be careful avoiding lions, and if students elected to join the basketball team, players were in for a walk of many miles before and after each game. “You don’t find small change or pencils on the ground in Africa,” Megan shared, “in fact, if you show up with a pencil the first day of school you would be considered very prepared.”

In her quest to reach out and help students there, Megan began collecting funds from classmates (change from lunch, etc.) raising $470.76 to donate toward projects through Heifer International. These projects have ranged from digging wells to purchasing sheep, bees, saplings, and goats.  

I-Pledge hosts 700 8th graders at Fairgrounds

Last Friday Kalispell Public Schools along with community supporters First Interstate, Glacier Bank, Cabela's, McDonald's, and The Daily Inter Lake successfully completed the fourth year of hosting the I-Pledge to Graduate event at the Flathead Country Fairgrounds. The event featured speaker Miss Montana 2014 (Kadie Latimer) and a special appearance by Monte (pictured).

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Immediate needs regarding long term facility planning and building maintenance.

  • Determine the elementary (Defined as K-8) school facility that will be built on the newly acquired property south of town along Airport Road.  This will require a bond to fund.
  • Determine facility improvements that should occur to our remaining elementary school buildings and how best to fund these projects
  • Determine facility improvements that should occur to our high school buildings, including major preventative maintenance projects and how to fund.

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