Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bozeman Parent University

The Bozeman Parent University is presenting "Thriving 9th Graders" on April 13 from 5:30-7:00 (Willson Building: Room 122).  This is a great opportunity to meet other 8th Grade Parents, learn ways to support your child through this transition, get tips on parenting your adolescent, and have opportunities for questions and answers.  Please refer to the organization's website for information on this opportunity as well as other classes that are in the near future.  As always, I will gladly share any and all suggestions you may have.

BHS Parent Liaison

Just had a great visit with Ms. Katie Travis and received a lot of information on her role as the Bozeman High School Parent Liaison.  I just want share her contact information as another resource for answering your questions concerning the transition to BHS.

Katie Travis
Parent Liaison
Bozeman High School
(406) 522-4868 (BHS)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GGS Giving

I know that recent tragedies have hit Gallatin Gateway pretty hard and than many of you have heavy hearts.  Our staff members have had several conversations with various stakeholders about what can be done to give in light of these tragedies.  

With the passing of two former GGS parents, staff members have the opportunity to contribute to scholarship funds set up for their children. On Friday we will collect the donations from "Blue Jean Friday" for Cooper Knarr and Kendree and Peyton Morton on behalf of the GGS Staff. Both families have a scholarship fund set up in the children's names.  

There are also opportunities for greater Gallatin Gateway community members to contribute to these scholarship funds.  Please feel free to contact the school if you have any additional questions.  Thanks so much, it is so special to be a part of such an amazing community!

UPDATE 3/31 - On Friday, April 1, GGS will be allowing students to wear hats (baseball and stocking) with a $1 donation.

To pay by check, please make it out to: 

               Cooper Knarr Scholarship Fund (account is at Big Sky Western Bank)
               Kendree and Peyton Scholarship Fund (account is at First Interstate Bank)

Expedition Yellowstone!

The 6th grade class will be at Yellowstone National Park this week and will be participating in Expedition Yellowstone.  They will be busy hiking and learning about Yellowstone all week.  Be on the lookout for more updates as the week progresses.  Finally, I would like to thank all of the chaperones for the time they devote to making this trip a success.  Thank you!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Gallatin Gateway Youth Group Information

Please refer to the following letter from the Gateway Youth Group.  I will be sure to post more information as soon as I can.

March 10, 2016

Gallatin Gateway Community Members:

In February, GYG was notified by the Turner Foundation that our 2016 grant request funding was put on hold as their Board was going through a leadership change.   Turner Foundation Program Officer expressed that they expect to revisit our grant request in mid-May following reorganization.   GYG operates primarily on funding received from the Turner Foundation.  As a result, this delay has temporarily impacted our ability to host upcoming GYG programs.  Lack of funding has forced GYG Board to temporarily suspend activities.  In May we hope to resume our normal programs.

Effective immediately, Once-A-Month Club will be cancelled for the remainder of the school year.  Our scholarship program and Summit on the Environment, usually occurring in late April, are also cancelled for this year.   We know how special the GYG summer camp is to the community.  We hope to host the summer camp as usual, and will keep everyone informed as the time draws near.  

We truly feel this situation is temporary.   The Turner Foundation has generously supported GYG for 18 years.  Although there has never been a guarantee of continuous funding, we as a community have enjoyed the benefits of uninterrupted support from the Foundation.  We feel compelled to wait until May and allow their new Foundation Board time to revisit our grant request.  At that time we will make decisions on our next steps for the future of GYG programs.

We enjoy serving the community and look forward to resuming our programs as soon as possible.   Thank-you for your continued support and understanding as we move forward.


GYG Officers                                                                 Administration/Staff
Dick Shockley – President                                    Martha Joh Reeder – Executive Director
Carrie Shockley – Treasurer                                  Nancy Mawhinney – Program Director
Tev Sanders – Secretary                                        Chloe Nostrant – Junior Program Coordinator

Board Members
Gary Jones                              
Tanner Sanders
Misti Richardson

Heidi Maus

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

GGS Book Fair!

Be sure to catch the last couple of days of our book fair.  Remember that Easter is right around the corner and books make a great basket filler!  See you there!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Community Outreach Committee

Gallatin Gateway School is looking for volunteers to help out with our Community Outreach Committee.  The purpose of this committee is to develop lines of communication between the school and the community on any and all topics related to the school.  We are looking for parents and community members to lend their voice and expertise in communicating school related issues with the larger community.  Please contact me at the school if you are interested (736-4415).  Have a great day and thanks for your help!