Kalispell Public Schools
Kalispell, Montana

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Kalispell Education Foundation Awards overĀ $9,000 to Innovative Projects For Teachers

    The Kalispell Education Foundation (KEF) completed their final round of funding for the 2016- 2017 school year, bringing the total of funding awarded via the Great Opportunity Grant program to over $9,000.

Every year, teachers in Kalispell Public Schools apply for funding for their special projects through this grant program. 

School is Cancelled

Due to an increase in bad weather through out today, Monday Feb. 6, School has been cancelled.

Kalispell Public Schools Adopt New Classes for 2017-18 School Year
Legends Stadium Upgrade - Public Comment

Kalispell Public Schools would like to invite Public comment on the upcoming renovation of Legends Stadium. Public comment closes on Feb. 10. 

LINK to PDF of proposed renovation of Legends Stadium

NEW - Job Posting & Online Application System Launched!

Check out our new Job Posting page and Online Application System.  Click on 'Employment' under Quick Links to the right.

Police Seek Information on Suspect Seen Near Schools

Dear Families,

  Today, I was made aware of a serious matter that I want to share with you for the safety and welfare of our students and community.

   A vehicle has been reported driving around Flathead High School and Linderman Education Center.  The vehicle has been reported to be a 1999-2003 bluish-green SUV, possibly a Chevy S10, Trailblazer or Tahoe with an after-market visor on the front windshield with attached top lights.  Here is a link to a video of the man. 

   The man in the vehicle is described to be in his early 20's.  He has been soliciting high school aged girls and exposing himself.  If you see a vehicle matching this description please call 911.  The safety and welfare of our students is our primary concern.

   Our resource officers, police department and administration all have been informed of this matter as well as our high school aged students attending these schools.  Please feel free to contact your child's principal or law enforcement if you have any concerns or information that may be helpful in this investigation.

   Anyone with information on the vehicle is asked to call Officer Cory Clarke at 751-3476 or Investigations Capt. Doug Overman at 758-7793. 

  As further information becomes available we will certainly share this information with you.

Mark Flatau


Free Trauma Informed Community Training Continues This Friday and Saturday

Free Trauma Training Offered to Community and to Staff 

Students Tell Stories About International Travel To Encourage World Travel This Week

Second Student Built Home Under Construction, New Owners of First Student Built Home Snug As A Bug

   Hammers are swinging, scaffolding is up and classes have started at the construction site on a cul-de-sac on Corporate Drive in Kalispell. That all means that the latest project is underway for this year’s Student Built Home classroom at Flathead High School. Part of the Career and Technical Education program, or CTE, at Kalispell Public School—the program aims to give students a leg up when it comes to finding work in the ‘middle skilled’ workforce. 

Free Film Brings New Awareness to Trauma And How Schools Can Help

Free Film Brings New Awareness to Trauma And The Hope Behind Behavior Issues

    Kalispell Public Schools is proud to present a free screening of the Film “Resilience, The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope” this Thursday, Nov. 10th at the AT Building at FVCC. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The film begins at 6 p.m.

   The film was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and a blend of scientific study and first hand accounts of trauma and resiliency. The film played to sold out audiences across the nation in 2015.

   Based on Centers for Disease Control studies of obesity, it is one of the most important public health studies on childhood trauma, and a seminal work on the long-term effects of trauma.

Recent Bond Refinancing Saves Taxpayers Money on Latest Property Tax Statements

   This past August 2016, Kalispell Public Schools refinanced their 2005 high school district bonds, cutting the bond interest rates on these long-term loans by two-thirds and saving taxpayers over $1.3 million. Taxpayers will see the reductions in their property tax bills on their latest statements, which the county updated and put in the mail on Oct. 25, 2016.

Election Notice for Elementary and High School Bond
Notice of Late Registration

This entire performance report serves as an accountability report to you, our patrons, taxpayers and community members. This document is the first of what will become an annual report to our constituents. It is intended to give our community a brief glimpse at each school and department as well as show how our students are being successful through a variety of measures.

Among AA Schools Kalispell District 5 Is In Top Tier

Results from Montana’s 2016 round of standardized testing put Kalispell Public Schools in the top spots for AA schools. 


Exemplary Standards at Elementary Schools Recognized by the State

 Hedges Elementary and Russell Elementary received recognition for their commitment to exemplary standards, promoting positive school climate and safety.

A Librarian's Favorite Things

Longtime Elementary Librarian Nancy Pensa Retires After 26 Years of Service

Central Kitchen Previews a Better Burger

Pilot program makes a better burger for school lunches

Montana History of the Year Teacher is FHS' Sean O'Donnell

This prestigious award honors outstanding classroom work. Teachers were selected for exemplary “use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration provided to your students, and career achievements in education.”

Volunteer Thank You at Hedges

Reading, math, cribbage and overall help at Hedges thanks to volunteers!

District Facebook page launched, FHS Give Back Day Featured Seniors Lend Hand For Give Back Day

Breaking now on our new District Facebook page: For the past week, Flathead High School Seniors have been busy in neighborhoods and at school grounds, picking up garbage, raking and helping however they can for Give Back Day.

Teacher News

May 20: Retiring Teacher Ceremony, Bell Bestows Honor of Many Years in Service to Schools


Teacher News

May 18, 2016: Elrod Teacher to Retire, 32 Years of Service to our schools

May 16, 2016: Edgerton Elementary's 4th grade classes created these sculptures of their choice of famous figure. Included were Betsy Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, Albert Einstein and so many others. Such creative kids. On display now at Edgerton!

Special Board Meeting CANCELLED

Special Meeting of the Board to be held on Monday May 16th has been CANCELLED.  The next scheduled Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday May 24th at 6:00pm in the Kalispell Middle School Library.

2013 Flathead Graduate, Levi Birky, wins Truman Scholarship!

Levi Birky, left, learns that he has won a prestigious Truman       Scholarship by a surprise visit from MSU President Waded Cruzado, right, who delivered the news.

Link to Article from MSU

IRS warns of back to school scams

IRS Warns of Back-to-School Scams; Encourages Students, Parents, Schools to Stay Alert

Voters Pass Both School Bonds Rendering of FHS


   Ballots from the two school bond measures before voters have been counted and Kalispell Public Schools can move forward with both bond measures—high school and elementary district.

   “We are extremely grateful for the trust and support of our community. We will be diligent in the use of these dollars,” Superintendent Mark Flatau said.  

Kalispell Public School Hosts Six Sports Finals in 2016, Boosting Our Local Economy

   October's State AA Soccer Championships marks the final state championship event that Kalispell Public Schools hosted in 2016, bringing the grand total of sporting finals to six. Kalispell Public School’s willingness and ability to host these events brings out of town bodies to the Flathead and boosts the local economy by bringing parents, friends and fans to Kalispell.

Board of Trustee Elections - Kalispell School District No. 5

LINK to Application packets for Kalispell District No. 5 Board of Trustees openings


FHS Construction Class Student Built Home - Open House
KPS Staff Access to Gmail

KPS is currently migrating all district staff to Gmail.  Staff, if you have questions on how to access please Click Here for updated information.

KPS seeking Request for Proposals for Owners Representative on school constructions projects.
Kalispell Public Schools integrate art into the classrooms

Great article on how Kalispell Public Schools integrates art into STEM subjects and the value of art in the curriculum, as a subject that supports math and science but also its value as a stand alone subject. 


Kalispell Middle School Mathletes Take First at Regional Math Competition

Five KMS Students Place in Top Six Slots

Upcoming Competitions Highlight Growing Popularity of 'Mathletes'

   Kalispell Middle School mathletes brought home the top spot in the MathCounts regional competition, shutting out their competition by occupying five of the top six spots at FVCC on Feb. 16th.

   The KMS Math Team will be honored at 6 p.m. this Tuesday, March 7th at the school board of trustees meeting. 


The First Day of School for Grades 1-9 is Wednesday, August 31st. Grades 10-12 Thursday September 1st.

School Construction Update at Kalispell Chamber Luncheon constructionupdate

Superintendent Mark Flatau will update the public Tuesday at 11:30 at the Kalispell Chamber Luncheon. For more details and the latest renderings....

School Board Approves South Elementary School and High School Bond Measures

Request Solves Chronic Overcrowding In Elementary Schools And Aging Facilities at High Schools. The public will vote on both bond measures on October 4th, 2016.