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Kalispell Public Schools
Kalispell, Montana

District News

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.

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. 

Student Built Home Open House

The students of Kalispell Student Built Homes would like to invite you to our open house.

  • Open House - Monday May 14th at 115 Corporate Court.  8am-7pm

The students have put a ton of hard work into this home and would like to give you a tour.

 

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 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.

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 

Students Tell Stories About International Travel To Encourage World Travel This Week

Second Student Built Home Under Construction, New Owners of First Student Built Home Snug As A Bug

   Hammers are swinging, scaffolding is up and classes have started at the construction site on a cul-de-sac on Corporate Drive in Kalispell. That all means that the latest project is underway for this year’s Student Built Home classroom at Flathead High School. Part of the Career and Technical Education program, or CTE, at Kalispell Public School—the program aims to give students a leg up when it comes to finding work in the ‘middle skilled’ workforce. 

Free Film Brings New Awareness to Trauma And How Schools Can Help

Free Film Brings New Awareness to Trauma And The Hope Behind Behavior Issues

    Kalispell Public Schools is proud to present a free screening of the Film “Resilience, The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope” this Thursday, Nov. 10th at the AT Building at FVCC. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The film begins at 6 p.m.

   The film was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and a blend of scientific study and first hand accounts of trauma and resiliency. The film played to sold out audiences across the nation in 2015.

   Based on Centers for Disease Control studies of obesity, it is one of the most important public health studies on childhood trauma, and a seminal work on the long-term effects of trauma.

Recent Bond Refinancing Saves Taxpayers Money on Latest Property Tax Statements

   This past August 2016, Kalispell Public Schools refinanced their 2005 high school district bonds, cutting the bond interest rates on these long-term loans by two-thirds and saving taxpayers over $1.3 million. Taxpayers will see the reductions in their property tax bills on their latest statements, which the county updated and put in the mail on Oct. 25, 2016.

Election Notice for Elementary and High School Bond
Notice of Late Registration
FIRST ANNUAL DISTRICT PERFOMANCE REPORT

This entire performance report serves as an accountability report to you, our patrons, taxpayers and community members. This document is the first of what will become an annual report to our constituents. It is intended to give our community a brief glimpse at each school and department as well as show how our students are being successful through a variety of measures.

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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Central Kitchen Previews a Better Burger

Pilot program makes a better burger for school lunches

Montana History of the Year Teacher is FHS' Sean O'Donnell

This prestigious award honors outstanding classroom work. Teachers were selected for exemplary “use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration provided to your students, and career achievements in education.”

Volunteer Thank You at Hedges

Reading, math, cribbage and overall help at Hedges thanks to volunteers!

District Facebook page launched, FHS Give Back Day Featured Seniors Lend Hand For Give Back Day

Breaking now on our new District Facebook page: For the past week, Flathead High School Seniors have been busy in neighborhoods and at school grounds, picking up garbage, raking and helping however they can for Give Back Day.

May 16, 2016: Edgerton Elementary's 4th grade classes created these sculptures of their choice of famous figure. Included were Betsy Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, Albert Einstein and so many others. Such creative kids. On display now at Edgerton!

Special Board Meeting CANCELLED

Special Meeting of the Board to be held on Monday May 16th has been CANCELLED.  The next scheduled Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday May 24th at 6:00pm in the Kalispell Middle School Library.

EDGERTON ELEMENTARY WITHOUT POWER

Edgerton Elementary is without power at this time, but students are fine and the school is conducting business 'as usual'.  The power company has said power should be restored within the hour. 

FHS students target childhood hunger

Link to recent news story below:

End hunger

School Board Meeting - Curriculum & Instruction

The School Board Curriculum and Instruction Committe will meet on Aril 4th - 3:30 at the Asst. supperintendents district admin office. 

Click on this LINK for a PDF of the meeting agenda

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.

Bill Harley Family Concert is Tonight!

Still time to get your tickets...

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.

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.  

IRS warns of back to school scams

IRS Warns of Back-to-School Scams; Encourages Students, Parents, Schools to Stay Alert

2013 Flathead Graduate, Levi Birky, wins Truman Scholarship!

Levi Birky, left, learns that he has won a prestigious Truman       Scholarship by a surprise visit from MSU President Waded Cruzado, right, who delivered the news.

Link to Article from MSU

TRUSTEE ELECTION

Click on link above for Trustee Election Forms

Cancelled - Policy Committee Meeting

The Policy Committee has cancelled the January 21st meeting.  The committee will meet again on Thursday February 18th.

New Immunization Requirement

 

IMMUNIZATION UPDATE!!!

 

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.

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

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

Board of Trustee Elections for High School Openings ONLY Cancellation

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

KPS seeking Request for Proposals for Owners Representative on school constructions projects.
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.

FHS Construction Class Student Built Home - Open House
Sponsors Make I-Pledge Happen

Kalispell Public Schools and the I-Pledge to Graduate team would like to take another opportunity to thank program sponsors First Interstate Bank (left), Glacier Bank (right), McDonald's, Cabela's, Daily Inter Lake, Pepsi, and Five Guys for four years of dedication to this wonderful event. Thank you!

Hour of Code new program at Hedges

Link to information below:

Hour of Code

Recent KAJ profile below:

KAJ

Public Welcome to Facility Planning Committee Meeting

When: October 7, 2015, 6:00 p.m.    Where: Hedges Elementary School

Agenda will include:

Review of facility conditions & needs  6:00 p.m.

Funding Options:  6:15 p.m. (Bonds, Levy)

Somers/Lakeside Review   6:20 p.m.

Develop Scenarios: 6:45 p.m.            Group Discussions: 6:55 p.m.

FFA Harvest Dinner October 2nd

Two roast pigs will be the featured entree at the FFA Harvest Dinner this evening. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Call 406-751-3953 for more information.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AUGUST 31ST

While we are getting the new web site updated please call 751-3434 if you have any questions


 

District Staff

Please sign in on the KPS login to start setting up your access accounts.

Notice of Intent to Decrease Nonvoted Levies

As an essential part of its budgeting process, the Kalispell School Board of Trustees is authorized by law to impose levies to support its budget.  Recent passage of Senate Bill 307 (SB 307) requires the District to provide notice of its intent to decrease non-voted levies for the next school fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, using certified taxable valuations from the current school year.

Click on LINK to see PDF document details

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 

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

 

 

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.

Excellence in AA Journalism

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

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. 

VOTER REGISTRATION

 

NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGULAR VOTER REGISTRATION AND OPTION FOR LATE REGISTRATION

FHS student recognized for Speech and Debate

Link to recent article below:

Student

Judges needed for speech and debate competition

The speech and debate programs at both KPS high schools need no introduction. Our programs are asking the Kalispell community to please consider supporting the upcoming competition by signing up to judge at the tournament this November 20th and 21st. Visit www.kalispellspeechdebate.org to fill in contact information and your available judging time(s). Participants will need to show up 15 minutes early to receive materials for judging. Speech competition will be organized at Flathead High School, Debate competition at Glacier High School.

 

 

Board Curriculum and Instruction Committee Meeting October 8th, 2015 at 3:30 PM at the Assistant Superintendent's Office
KPS Substitute Job Fair (8/26/15)

SUBSTITUTE JOB FAIR

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Linderman Education Center, 124 3rd Ave E Kalispell, MT   
from 3pm to 7pm

For more information, please call 751-3444

 

New Elementary Boundaries beginning in 2018-19 School Year

The KPS School Board has approved the new Elementary Boundaries below, beginning with the 2018-19 school year. 

For Questions please contact Beth Kornick at the Superinendent's Office at 406-751-3434

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...

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.

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....

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The First Day of School for Grades 1-9 is Wednesday, August 31st. Grades 10-12 Thursday September 1st.

KMS student raises funds for Africa

Megan Andersen is an 8th grade student at Kalispell Middle School with more than a casual interest in Africa. When she was younger, her aunt ventured to Mozambique to join the peace corps and returned with a new husband; Megan’s uncle. Megan’s uncle had many stories about growing up in Africa that really gave some perspective on socio-economic differences between different parts of the world. Stories from Megan’s uncle impressed upon her a desire to help these communities. Growing up in Africa brought an entirely different set of challenges to children there. Walking to school in the morning, students often had to be careful avoiding lions, and if students elected to join the basketball team, players were in for a walk of many miles before and after each game. “You don’t find small change or pencils on the ground in Africa,” Megan shared, “in fact, if you show up with a pencil the first day of school you would be considered very prepared.”

In her quest to reach out and help students there, Megan began collecting funds from classmates (change from lunch, etc.) raising $470.76 to donate toward projects through Heifer International. These projects have ranged from digging wells to purchasing sheep, bees, saplings, and goats.  

Paper Tigers Showing February 10th

Showing at FVCC in Arts and Technology Building Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. Film starts 6:15 p.m.

Enrollment Continues to Climb

Link to recent story below:

Enrollment

Guitar Class Performances Friday at FHS!

All parents, administrators, staff and friends of teacher Steve Eckels guitar students are welcome to attend performances tomorrow (Friday) at 10:55 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The Class performs every three weeks and greatly appreciates having an audience! Students from both Flathead and Glacier High School perform.

 
 
Raffle to support FFA and Ag Center
The Ag Center will be wrapping up this year's Pig Raffle with a drawing to be held on Tuesday, November 10th. Students still have tickets available for their fundraiser and hope to sell as many as possible over the next week.  They are $1 each and the winner receives a Cut and Wrapped Hog for their Freezer!  For anyone who would like to support the FFA and have a chance at the pig please email Sandy Weeks at the VoAg Center with the number of tickets you would like to purchase. Checks can be made out to Flathead FFA.
 
Policy Committee Meeting 9/17/15 CANCELLED

The Policy Committee Meeting that was scheduled for 8:30am on Thursday September 17th has been cancelled.  Please call Beth at 751-3434 with any questions you may have.

Principal of the Year: Peter Fusaro!
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. 

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

Stellar Performances Means Six Move on to National Competition  

I-Pledge hosts 700 8th graders at Fairgrounds

Last Friday Kalispell Public Schools along with community supporters First Interstate, Glacier Bank, Cabela's, McDonald's, and The Daily Inter Lake successfully completed the fourth year of hosting the I-Pledge to Graduate event at the Flathead Country Fairgrounds. The event featured speaker Miss Montana 2014 (Kadie Latimer) and a special appearance by Monte (pictured).

Options for new schools in KPS

Click link below to read recent article.

New schools

Next facility planning meeting will be December 2nd, 6:00 p.m. at Russell Elementary School.

STEM tours on September 30th
Want to see what's going on in our local schools? Link to see scheduling below as part of national Manufacturing Day support. School tours September 30th with Manufacturing Day tours October 2nd. 
 
Enjoy guitar seminars before school begins
Zinke discusses international affairs at FHS

Link to recent story below:

Policy

Brock Osweiler Shines in NFL

Recent news story on ABC/FOX Montana

Brock

GHS student wins video contest

Glacier High School student Reece Brandon was recognized by a panel of judges in the concluding ceremony for Pure West's Student (and school) Video competition as the winner of the student division. His video explored why it is great to live in NW Montana capturing fishing and recreational scenes concluding with a star-filled sky. Congratulations to Reece and Glacier High School.

 

Students sponsor Halloween Event for kids

Mary Tepas fills Board position
Speech Teams compete at State

Read about Speech and Debate State Competition linked below:

State

Breakfast grant for KMS

Link to recent article below:

Grant

Elementary student increase continues

Recent news article releases countywide growth report. Link below:

Growth

Guitar class combines student talent

Click link from recent DIL article below:

Guitar class

Video Competition for local students.

The PureWest Video Contest went live last week and students not only submitted their own videos but submitted selections from their schools. Out of seven schools, five have participated in the competition thus far.

Paws to de-stress program

Read recent article on program at GHS linked below.

Paws

Activities groups may schedule raffle truck

If your school or activity group would like to schedule the Toyota Raffle Truck they may use the link below:

http://www.kalispelltoyota.com/sd5raffle.html

 

Governor discusses food program at Elrod

Click link to recent story below

Food program

Exciting Speech Tiebreaker!

Click link to read about exciting Speech & Debate competition.

Speech Tie

KPS Coping With Growth

Link to Daily Inter Lake article discussing challenges related to continuing growth in Kalispell Public Schools.

Link here

FHS Teacher Climbs Denali
Science Camp Projects at GHS
Foster Grandparents Program at Russell

Read about program through link below:

Grandparents

AdvanceED team reviews FHS

Read story and link below:

AdvanceED

FHS grad vounteers in Peru

Read recent article through link below:

Peru

Coats for Kids in KPS
Kalispell Firefighters Association #547 will be handing out coats to kids at Elrod, Hedges, and Peterson schools on Friday October 30th.  Elrod will be first starting at 9:30 a.m., Hedges at 11:30 a.m., and Peterson at 2:00 p.m. They worked real hard to fundraise for this event, but handing out the coats makes all the hard work worth it. The KFA would like to thank  Nicole and Dev for playing a huge role in making this happen.  Friday should be a fun day.
Mike Chappuis
 
Compromise for FHS Parking Plan
Montana celebrates historic graduation rates

Link to story below:

Graduation

 

Model United Nations takes on big issues

Read recent story on KPS students involved in recent Model United Nations gathering below:

United Nations

FHS students give back

Click link below to read about service day:

Community Service

MSU study looks at local meat program
Teens Get Glimpse of Police Work
Planning Panel discusses needs

Link to story below:

Panel

Helping Homeless Students

Link to recent news story on Sparrow's Nest below:

Homeless

Central Kitchen gets creative

Link to recent DIL article below:

Central Kitchen

Perfect ACT score for Glacier student

Click to link below:

ACT

Crosstown game helps Thelma Strong

Click link below to learn more:

Thelma Strong

Local Schools Perform Well on ACT
Immersion Night breaks new ground
The French language programs at both Glacier and Flathead High Schools are hosting an French Immersion Night with 70 French students on February 20th from 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. at GHS. This is the first time (as far as we know) that an evening like this for French students has taken place in not only the Flathead, but in Montana. Kids voluntarily signed up to attend and speak only French for 7 hours to improve their skills. The amazing part, is there was this level of interest without any offer of extra credit by teachers. Additionally, April 18th at 6:00 p.m. is the annual National French/Spanish Honor Society Induction ceremony.
 
We Are Montana classroom tour

Read about recent visit from University of Montana professors in FHS and GHS classrooms (from Daily Inter Lake).

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Assistant Superintendent Andrea Johnson Receives Award

New Assistant Superintendent Andrea Johnson received the Regional Superintendent of the year award in Bozeman this past Tuesday (9/15/15).  She was nominated at the end of last school year while serving as superintendent in Townsend School District.  She is now in the running for the State Superintendent of the Year Award which will be announced at MCEL in October. 

KPS is very excited for Andrea and would like to recognize the amazing job she is doing. Congratulations!
Schools hold STEM tours

Read about recent STEM program site tours (Flathead Beacon) in support of Manufacturing Day.

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3% Growth Rate in KPS
FHS speech & debate recognized as top program
Flathead High School’s speech & debate team was named to the National Speech & Debate Association’s TOP 100 schools in the nation for the 2014-2015 academic year, ranking 92nd out of the more than 3,200 member schools nationwide. According to Executive Director J. Scott Wunn, the selected schools “demonstrated outstanding participation and achievement in speech and debate activities” and were chosen based on “competitive and service-related” performance.