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School Board Trustee Election Applications

Kalispell School District School Board Trustee Openings:

3 seats on the Elementary Board, 1 - 2 year term and 2 – 3 year terms. 
2 seats on the High School Board:

  • ​​​​​​​Flathead High School District III Representing Cayuse Prairie, Creston, Deer Park and Fair-Mont-Egan Elementary School Districts. 1 Seat - 2 Year Term|
  • Flathead High School District IV Representing Kila and Lakeside/Somers Elementary School Districts.1 Seat - 3 Year Term

Click on this Link to access School Borad Trustee Appication Packets

Kalispell Public Schools Seeking To Fill District 5 Trustee Position

 

 

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.

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
Girls On The Run Presents Finding Traction

Girls on the Run of Flathead Valley and famed Montana ultra runner Nikki Kimball will present Finding Traction, an inspirational story of Kimball’s quest to become the fastest person in history to run America’s oldest hiking trail, the 273-mile Long Trail. The film will screen at the Glacier High School Auditorium on February 23. Join Kimball at 5 pm for a meet and greet and silent auction fundraiser, followed by a 6 pm screening. Tickets benefit the scholarship fund for Girls on the Run of Flathead Valley. The film is suitable for all ages.

Girls on the Run of Flathead Valley holds after school programming in Kalispell, Bigfork, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, and West Glacier schools in the fall and spring.

To purchase film tickets and to learn more about Girls on the Run, please visit https://www.gotrflathead.org/News/post/finding-traction-screening. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Girls on the Run participants have free entry with a paying adult.

 

Hope to see you all there!

Consideration for Being Grandfathered into Current Elementary School

If your child's Elementary School Boundaries are changing in the 2018-19 school year you have the option to request to be Grandfathered into your current school. 

Please fill out this form and submit to Beth Kornick at the Superintendent's Office by fax 406-751-3416, email kornickb@sd5.k12.mt.us, or by mail to 233 1st E. Kalispell, MT  59901. Please submit by February 23, 2018.

Decisions regarding these requests will be made sometime in the Spring of 2018 and you will be notified as to the status of your request at that time.  If you have any questions you may contact Beth Kornick at 406-751-3430. 

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 elementary school rezoning option F

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

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

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

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.

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 

UPDATE FROM SHERIFF CHUCK CURRY
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.

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.

2017 Summer Ed-Camp!

2017 Peterson's Summer Ed-Camp

Peterson will be hosting a site based summer school program again this year. Our summer camp opportunity will meet each Wednesday through the summer 9:00-11:30. Summer Camp is open to all students!  This year we are excited to offer a camp with educational AND activity-based centers to give a true summer camp experience! We will be offering centers for math, reading and the popular "camp" activities offered through Pop Up Camp!  This camp opportunity is open to all students of Peterson at no cost! (lunch is included).

Sign Up Sheet

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. 

Board Election Results

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

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

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....

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.  

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. 

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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.

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. 

Welcome to Peterson Elementary
2018-19 Kindergarten Start & Schedule

Kindergarten Students Start of School Information  (Click on View More for Details)

Kindergarten Schedule starts the week of September 5th!

Kindergarten Schedule starts the week of September 5th. See schedule below.

Free Preschool Program for the 2018-19 school year.

Kalispell Public Schools will offer a limited Free Preschool Program for the 2018-19 school year. To be hosted at Russell and Peterson Elementary Schools.

CLICK HERE for application information and forms.

Parent Night!

Peterson Parent Night is September 28th!

2017 Cookie Dough Fundraiser

September 15- September 29

Morning Activities

Breakfast 7:45 – 8:25 every day

New District Preschool Seeking Applicants 

We are currently seeking applicants for a new preschool at Hedges.

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.