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Kalispell Public Schools Seeking To Fill District 5 Trustee Position

 

 

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. 

3 seats on the High School Board:

  •  Flathead High School District 1 - Representing  Marian, Olney/Bissell, Pleasant Valley, Smith Valley and West Valley - 1 seat - 1 Year Term.
  • Flathead High School District III - Representing Cayuse Prairie, Creston, Deer Park and Fair-Mont-Egan Elementary School District - 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 Board Trustee Application Packets

Documents are due to Gwyn Andersen, District Clerk at 233 1st Avenue East by 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 28, 2019

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.

Russell Elementary MBI Platinum Award 2018

russell mbi awardThe Montana Behavioral Initiative recognized Russell Elementary for the effort taken to successfully implement and maintain MBI. The Platinum award reflects the highest level of MBI pracitices as Russell continues to build the capacity to consistently and effectively offer positive behavior and academic interventions and supports at each of the tiers.

2018-19 Kindergarten Start & Schedule

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

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. 

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. 

 

 

Notice of Election May 8, 2018 Elementary General Fund Levy Election
Elementary School Levy Request Information
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.

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. 

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.

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 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
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.

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.

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..

Bill Harley Family Concert is Tonight!

Still time to get your tickets...

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....

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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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Mission

The Mission of Russell School is to provide a nurturing environment in which we teach children to become life-long learners and responsible, caring citizens.

About Russell Elementary

As residents came to the Flathead Valley from the Midwest due to drought-stricken conditions, Russell Elementary School was born.  A 30% increase in school age children during this time precipitated the need for a new school building.  The construction of the school provided much needed work for many local men.  Most of this work was accomplished during the Winter of 1938-39.  The school was designed by architect Fred Brinkman and is one of only a few Art Moderne style buildings in Kalispell. The original building included six classrooms, offices and a basement playroom in a plan designed to be flexible for later expansion (accomplished in 1950 and 1955).  Cream colored brick contrasts with darker window trim and chromium grillwork adds refinement to the massive front entrance.  The original interior features include hardwood classroom floors, transoms, built-in cabinets and decorative stencils in the vestibule.  The school, then located outside the city limits, opened in the fall of 1939 as the Northside School.  In January of 1940, it received a more distinguished name after Charles M. Russell, Montana's cowboy artist, who preserved some the state's most colorful history in pencil and paint.