2017-2018 Glacier High School
During the sunny August 11, 2007 Glacier facility dedication ceremony, we officially replaced our construction hats with school caps. United States Senator Max Baucus, as keynote speaker, launched us on our journey. There was excitement and nervous anticipation in the air as we knew the real job had just begun. And, the best was yet to come! Numerous factors contributed to our successes over the past ten years, but one stands out above the rest.
A key element behind the award winning high school you see today is undaunted perseverance. The trait of perseverance emerged when we opened in 2007 without a senior class. This situation gave rise to many unforeseen challenges which, in hindsight, presented what would become one of our most bedrock foundational opportunities. Our students that year were severely under matched in almost every facet when compared to the other large Montana high schools. In retrospect, those unpredictable first years proved monumental in shaping an unparalleled mental tenacity which is now institutionalized as a key component of our school culture – aka “Glacier Grit.” This adversity seemed to light the fires of determination and a tenacity mindset took root. And, just look what the Wolfpack team, students, staff and supporters have accomplished in our short ten years!
In addition, core values of thankfulness, gratitude and appreciation have evolved as an important part of Glacier’s culture. We refer to this as “Glacier Gratitude.” A visible example of our student’s appreciation for their opportunities occurs annually at our graduation ceremony. At each ceremony, all graduates wear a special white stole and class medallion as a symbol of their deep gratitude for the unwavering support given by family, friends, staff and community. Each graduate is encouraged to use this opportunity, at the close of the ceremony, to honor those that have made a significant positive impact in their lives.
All things considered, it has been one amazing decade for Glacier High School! A special debt of gratitude is owed to those in our loyal Wolfpack community that have been with us since day one. Your faithful support played a key role in our success. We look forward to another ten years of “Glacier Grit!”
With much gratitude,
Callie Langohr, Principal