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Kalispell Public Schools
Kalispell, Montana

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Kalispell listed as #5 city in Montana best schools and top AA district on Niche 2018 Best Schools listing

2018 Best School Districts in Montana

The 2018 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.

LINK to Articule - LINK to Niche Site

New elementary school rezoning option

Kalispell School District would like to have your input on a proposed new elementary school rezoning option.

CLICK on this link Option E Suvey to go to a survey with the Option E rezoning information and a request for any comments you have.

SCHOOL MAKE UP DAYS

School Make Up Days will be as Follows:

Wednesday October 25th, 2017 will be a FULL DAY of school, instead of a half day as previously planned.

Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 will be the first day back from Winter Break, instead of January 3rd as previously planned.

UPDATE FROM SHERIFF CHUCK CURRY
Flathead High School Hero Walk 2017

Support Montana Special Olympics!  Join the Flathead High School Hero Walk! Click HERE for event information. Click HERE for online registration.

Way to go Braves Football!
FHS CLOSED Thursday, August 24, 2017

Due to HVAC system maintenance, power to the majority of FHS will be cut on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  As such, the majority of the building will be CLOSED for the entire day.  Staff will be available in the Performing Arts wing for students needing to register ONLY.

Season ticket holders, current partner school staff, and reserved ticket holders wanting to attend Thursday's football game who have not picked up their tickets must do so at the FHS Main Office by 3:00pm on Wednesday, August 23.    

Flathead Braves vs. Butte Bulldogs Football Game

Flathead High School will host the Butte Bulldogs on August 24th at 7pm at Bigfork High School football stadium.

Glacier High VS Billings Senior Football Game

Glacier High will host Billings Senior in football on August 25th at 7 pm at Columbia Falls High School football stadium.  Billings Senior will change at CFHS in the girls locker room.  Glacier will leave GHS dressed.  Our press box space is rather limited, but more information will be provided in the upcoming week.  Admission will be charged $6 for adults and $4 for students.

We thank everyone in advance for their patience as we eagerly await the completion of Legends Stadium's new turf.

Naming the New Elementary School

Kalispell Public Schools is seeking nomintions for naming the new elementary school. 

Nominations can be submitted on-line with our E-Survey feature - LINK to survey page - or can be submitted by downloading this PDF Form and emailing or mailing it back as directed in the instructions.

FFA Helps With Hay Relief Efforts
Our local FFA chapter representing Kalispell Public Schools is supporting the hay relief efforts created by the Lodgepole fire in Eastern Montana.  We will be loading 15 tons of hay from the Ag Center on Friday, August 11 beginning at 8:30 AM.  We are one small part of a larger coordinated effort of donated hay, fencing materials,supplies and trucking from NW Montana and Northern Idaho which will be leaving the Flathead valley Saturday morning to support these communities impacted by fires. Others who would like to support these efforts can go to #timbercountryhay and #montanastrong for more information.
First Days of School

First Day of School:

August 30th - For 1st through 6th Grade and 9th Grade Only.

Thursday August 31th - 7th, 8th, and 10th through 12th Grades.

Kindergarten will begin after Labor Day.

Each school will send out their specific schedule.

Preschool Enrollment

Kalispell Public Schools if offering a Preschool program at Hedges and Russell Elementary Schools.

Click on View More below for enrollment criteria and PDF link for applicaton forms.

July 11, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda and Packet
IB Environmental Systems and Societies

 

Flathead High School’s IB Environmental Systems and Societies class of 2016-17 Thank you

We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our community supporters who make student field studies possible through grant funds, field site access, equipment use, long term data sets, and expert speakers: Applied Materials, Bigfork Webworks, Flathead Audubon Society, Flathead Conservation District, Flathead Lake Biological Station, and Glacier Conservancy.

Big Data was a BIG SUCCESS!

glacier atuobond flathead
applied bio bigfork
Spanish Students Earn National Recognition

Second Straight Year of Rigorous Testing For All Level 3 and 4 Students

French Students Earn National Ranking

Glacier High French students earn national rankings...

Elementary Student Enrollment is June 1st

If you have a child attending grades K- 5 in Kalispell Public Schools this fall, this iis the time to get your child signed up for school. 

Last Day for School Election Ballots

  If you have not returned your mail ballot, you can still do so up until 8:00 p.m. this evening, to the administration office in downtown Kalispell (in the same building as the ImagineIF Library.) We will be open until then to take ballots.

The Positive Power of Parents This Wednesday, April 26 at KMS

   Are you a parent, grandparent, guardian, or foster parent with a teen living in your home? If so, join us on Wed., April 26, 2017, at 7 p.m., in the Kalispell Middle School cafeteria forUnderstanding Trends in Teen Behavior." This presentation highlights the positive power of parents and guardians on their teens behavior.

District Music Festival is This Thursday, Friday & Saturday

See musicians from across the region. All performances are FREE to the public.
Schedules for all performances are here.
Please check back the day of the concert as schedules are subject to change....

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

Superintendent

Free Trauma Informed Community Training Continues This Friday and Saturday

Free Trauma Training Offered to Community and to Staff 

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.

Bill Harley Family Concert is Tonight!

Still time to get your tickets...

New Website Search Option

You can now search for information - content on our website with the new Search option at the top right by KPS Login.

Board of Trustee Elections for High School Openings ONLY Cancellation

Three candidates ran unopposed for their spots, so an election was not needed.

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. 

http://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20170303/ARTICLE/17030994

Kalispell Education Foundation Awards over $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. 

Board Election Results

On May 9, the Board of Trustees will vote to make these results official. The full results are here..

New Elementary School Rezoning Survey

Kalispell School District would like to have your input on your preference on the proposed new elementary school rezoning options.  LINK to Survey

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. 

Excellence in AA Journalism

Flathead Arrow Brings Home Eight Awards From Missoula Journalism Competition, The Glacier High Howl Wins One Gold and One Silver

Incoming School Board Trustees Election Information, Two Open Spots

Click on this LINK to the School Board homepage to read a short biography of the candidates for the two open positions for the School Board Trustees. This information was submitted by the candidates and is a public service. Election ballots are due May 2. 

Click HERE for a link to the Daily Interlake interview with the candidates. Four candidates are running for these two open seats.

Open Enrollment Healthcare for ALL District Employees

It's Open Enrollment Time!!! Click on the button below for more info!!!  If you work 20 hours or more you MUST complete paperworkFriendly Reminder: flex enrollment does not occur until September.

2017/18 Open Enrollment LINK

 

 

Community Forum Regarding Elementary Re-Zoning

The administration and school board has begun the preliminary process of expanding from our current five elementary enrollment zones to six due to our new school being built off of Airport Road south of town. 

For information and Forum meeting times and location Click on View More below 

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....

Two Trophies and 10 Top Three Spots Highlight Technology Student Association’s Performance at Recent Competition

   Design and sportsmanship trophies—two of the highest honors you can receive in an engineering/robotics competition—went home with Glacier High School’s Technology Student Association (TSA) this past spring break, along with 10 other top three accolades. Adding honor to accolades: the GHS/TSA robotics team of Carter Pollan, Nate Pilsch, Dawson Wheeler, Nic Hannay and Will McGeary took second overall in the robotics competition.

International Language Honor Society Inductees and Teachers Honored at Glacier High School

Announcing this year's roster students who earned induction into the National Spanish & French Honor Societies, plus some special recognition for a teacher...

The Road to Nationals Starts in Billings for Business Professionals of America

Stellar Performances Means Six Move on to National Competition