Principal's Message

Michele Paine

Michele Paine


I am excited for the 2019-20 school year.  This year brings “A Brave New Day” for Flathead High School.  Students are using our new spaces each and every day. Teachers enjoy their new classrooms, complete with breakout and common spaces that allow for a wide range of learning experiences.  Schools of the future afford flexibility and multiple uses to the school community. Our new addition was carefully designed with this in mind.  

As a comprehensive AA high school in Montana, we must offer a wide range of quality programs and activities for students.  We are proud of our International Baccalaureate status. IB classes offer the most rigorous challenge to students, and with the emphasis on analytical thinking, close reading and writing, and depth of knowledge, our IB students are prepared for college.  I love that students can take a single IB class or the Full Diploma Programme; there are many ways to access IB. House Construction, computer science, and Project Lead the Way Biomedical courses are some of our other high quality programs at Flathead High School.  We strive to reach every student with top notch academic programming.

Students find many ways to connect to the Flathead community through athletics and activities.  We know that participation in school activities teaches positive skills and socio-emotional learning that have lasting effects.  Our athletic opportunities are broad; students can find a sport that fits their interests throughout the year. Music, Theater, and Speech & Debate are robust activity programs at Flathead High School.  Year after year, we compete at the top in these areas. Our quality cannot be beat among Montana high schools. We also offer a wide range of clubs, from Alpine Club to Art Club to Asian Culture Club. There is something for everyone at FHS.  

I am grateful for the Flathead High School community and especially the student body here.  Our students are positive, friendly, and diverse. Our staff is committed and are instructional innovators.  We look forward to another great year at FHS.

Michele Paine, Principal

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