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KMS Announcements - Wednesday, January 16th

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Early Out - Friday, January 18th
No School MLK Day - Monday, January 21st
Early Out - Friday, January 25th
Music Photos
Stand Dance
KMS Parent Night;
Flathead Valley Wrtestling Club
KMS Registration Process
Calendar

Lunch:

  • Monday - Turkey Tetrazzini w/ Pasta
  • Tuesday - Beef Goulash
  • Wednesday - Sweet & Sour Chicken w/ Rice
  • Thursday - Chicken Fajitas
  • Friday - Corn Dogs
KMS Registration Process - Key Dates and Activities by Grade

The KMS Registration process will begin towards the end of the month of January into the month of February.  Important dates and the registration timeline is provided by grade level. Due to large number of students at KMS, it becomes difficult if not impossible to make changes once the registration process is completed.  Please discuss with your student and come to an agreement on the classes they are interested in taking prior to the completion of the registration.

6th Grade TDap Clinic - Tuesday, December 11th

The Flathead County Health Department in conjunction with Kalispell Middle School will be hosting a 6th grade immunization clinic for the Tdap Booster.

2018 Annual Performance Report…Accountable to Our Community!

Click the link, under District Spotlight, on the district homepage, and it will take you to our 2018 Annual Performance Report which serves as an accountability summary to you, our patrons, taxpayers and community members.  It is intended to give our community a brief glimpse at our schools and departments as well as show our student achievement data through a variety of measures.  If you read one thing this year about our schools this would be it!

Substitute Job Fair

 

Kalispell Public Schools is sponsoring a Substitute Job Fair.  Related image

 

When:              Wednesday, October 24th from 3:00pm-6:30pm

Where:            Linderman Education Center Gym, 124 3rd Ave E, Kalispell MT

 

We are hiring for all sub positions.  Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  No previous experience required.

  • Teacher
  • Para
  • Food Service
  • Custodian

 

For additional information, please contact Kalispell Public Schools Human Resource Department at 406-751-3444. 

 

NO SCHOOL OCTOBER 18th and 19th

There is no school on Thursday and Friday, October 18th and 19th, 2018 due to MEA days.  School will resume at normal times on Monday, October 22nd.

Reminder - Early Out on Wednesday, September 26th
Kalispell Public Schools Seeking To Fill District 5 Trustee Position
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR GRADES 1-6 and 9 FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR IS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2018

Grades 1-6 and 9 will start school on Wednesday August 29th.  7-8 and 10-12 Graders will start on Thursday August 30th.  Kindergarteners begin after Labor Day and your school will be sending notification to you.

Notice of Election May 8, 2018 Elementary General Fund Levy Election
Board votes down proposal of Verizon Cell Tower

Kalispell Public Schools Board of Trustees voted to not move forward with the proposed Verizon Cell Tower at FHS.  THEREFOR THE COMMENT PERIOD HAS ENDED. 

 

 

Elementary School Levy Request Information
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 Article - LINK to Niche Site

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.

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
Bill Harley Family Concert is Tonight!

Still time to get your tickets...

Board Election Results

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

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....

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. 

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 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. 

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 is Cancelled

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

Free Trauma Informed Community Training Continues This Friday and Saturday

Free Trauma Training Offered to Community and to Staff 

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.  

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.

Youth Rotary Basketball Program

Registration for the Youth Rotary Basketball Program will close on 12/21.  Click here for details.

Student Pictures

Student pictures will be taken during Health Enhancement classes on Monday, September 10th and Tuesday, September 11th.  Please remember to have your students bring their order form on the day of their pictures.

KMS Open House

KMS Open House

The KMS Open House is scheduled for Thursday, September 6th.  You will find a link to an Open House form that contains detailed information about the format and schedule for the evening.  Please bring this with you to the Open House.  Open House will run from 6:00 to 7:35 pm. 

Open House Form

 

Seeking Trustee to Fill Open High School Trustee Position

Due to a recent vacancy on the District 5 Board of Trustees, the school district is taking applications to fill this high school trustee position. 

Kalispell Public Schools Seeking To Fill District 5 Trustee Position

 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences - November 8th

On Thursday, November 8th, KMS will hold our annual Parent-Teacher Conferences from 1:30 to 7:30 pm.  We have developed the current structure to create a more effective opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teachers.  Due to sheer numbers and limited time, you might not be able to meet with all of your students teachers.  There are a few aspects of conferences that we are asking parents to understand prior to attending conferences on November 8th.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications due October 15th

Even if you are currently qualified to receive Free or Reduced Lunch, you need to reapply by October 15th

Pertussis at KMS

Parents & Guardians - We have been notified of two confirmed cases of pertussis, which is commonly called “whooping cough,” at KMS.

PRIDE - After School Program

PRIDE - the KMS after school support program for students will be starting on Tuesday, September 18th.

Fall Sports Sign Up Date

Sign-ups for fall sports (Football, Volleyball, Cross Country) will take place on Friday, August 24th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the KMS Commons (during our open house/tour day).

Talent Show Information

Key Dates for Talent Show:

  • Sign Up For Try Outs - Monday, Dec 4th  – Monday, Dec 18th in the main office
  • Try Outs Date - Tuesday, December 18th– After School, Cafetorium
  • Talent Show - Tuesday, January 8th – 7:00 PM, Cafetorium
Powerschool Information

Student grades can be viewed online, anytime!!!  The Powerschool portal for checking grades is now available.

2018-19 School Information

Click below for information and key dates regarding the start of the 2018-19 school year.

School Play Tryouts

Do you like to act, sing and dance?  Any KMS students are invited to audition for our All-school production of Disney’s Mulan, Jr.  There will be various roles including sons, daughters, soldiers, Huns, and a dragon.

  • Auditions will be January 8th and 9th after school.

Come join the fun! Questions, see Mrs. Snipstead in the choir room.

Tdap Vaccination

No Tdap, No School

 

Required Forms for Sports Participation

1.) Physical Exam Form - A paper copy of this form, signed by a doctor can be turned in at sign-ups.

2.) Online Release and Concussion Forms - This is a change from last year.  It is the same system the high schools use.  This portal has been opened for next year and you may fill these forms out as of June 5, 2018.  You will need to know your student's ID number and spell their name exactly as it appears in Powerschool.  These forms are required before participation can begin.  We will no longer accept these forms in hardcopy.

A link to our forms webpage, including help can be found here

KMS Mission Statement

Create a joyful, safe, and challenging learning environment 
that prepares students for transition from pre-adolescence to adulthood.