Friday, April 29, 2016

Art Auction and Cook-Off Tonight!

It's so exciting to see that the day of the Art Auction and and Cook-Off has finally arrived!  We will begin the cook-off at 5:30 and the Art Auction will begin at 6:30.  PIE will also be selling snow-cones this evening as part of the event.  Bring your checkbook and get ready to have fun!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

5th Grade Chair!

This chair is so cool!  It would look perfect on your balcony!  Come on down to the GGS Art Auction Friday night and bid on this awesome chair.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Buddy Bench

There is a recent addition to the GGS playground.  We have added a Buddy Bench to make sure everyone has someone to play with.  If a student doesn't have someone to play with, they simply have a seat on the Buddy Bench. That is the signal to other students that someone needs someone to play with.  They will then include that student in their activity.  I'm so excited that all students now have a way to be included at GGS!

2nd Grade Presidential Speeches

Today, the 2nd Grade did an excellent job on their presidential speeches!  They all did an amazing job and I was so impressed with their ability to deliver a public speech.  Way to go Gators!

Art Auction Coming April 29!

Get ready for this year's Gallatin Gateway School Art Auction!  The event will occur on Friday, April 29 and will run in partnership with the Chili and Cornbread Cook-off.  Both events will occur at the school and will begin at 5:30!  Here are a some of the chairs that are going to be auctioned off next Friday!  Get your checkbooks ready!

This chair was made by the 4th Grade!  It would be a perfect addition to any patio!

This chair was made by the Kindergarten!  It should be illegal to cram that much cuteness into one chair!  

Monday, April 18, 2016

Chili and Cornbread Contest!

Hey GGS Parents!  We will be conducting a Chili and Cornbread Cook-off on April 29 from 5:30-7:30!  The event will happen at the school and will occur in conjunction with the GGS Art Auction!  We are currently looking for those of you who will rise to the occasion and contribute.  Get your favorite chili and/or cornbread recipe ready and enter the cook-off!  Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to the school.  All proceeds will go to support the GGS art program!

Do your recipe have what it takes to win the "Ladle of Glory" or the "A'maize'ing Spatula"!  All you have to do is fill out the attached entry form and return it to the school.  Good luck and thanks for supporting our students!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Morton and Knarr Scholarship Update

The money from the hat day and blue jean Friday's have been added up...

The students, staff members, and parents raised a whopping $734.80 for the Morton and Knarr Scholarship Funds.  We will be making a donation of $367.40 into each fund!  Way to go Gators and thank you to an amazing community!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Free Adult Education Class on April 19!

Greetings Gallatin Gateway Patrons:

In order to provide the best possible information to our community, Gallatin Gateway School will be providing a free course to provide an overview of school funding.  The course will occur on Tuesday, April 19 in the Gallatin Gateway School Board Room.  We will examine and discuss the Gallatin Gateway School general fund budget to include potential implications on the local tax base regarding the general fund operational mill levy presented to voters in the May 3, 2016 election.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their 2015 property tax bill with them to the class.  The intent of this course it to provide accurate information to our tax payers so that they have the best information possible in order to cast their vote.

If you are interested in this free class, please contact Mr. Mike Coon at  Thanks for your interest in our school and feel free to contact me at 763-4415 or if you have any additional questions.

Understanding School Finance – A look at the Gallatin Gateway School District
Date/Time: April 19, 2016- 6:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Travis Anderson, Ed.D. Superintendent
Registration fee: FREE
Location: Gallatin Gateway School Board Room

Basic General Fund Levy Information:

The Gallatin Gateway School District Trustees authorized a proposal to increase the over-base local taxes to support the General Fund in the amount of Twenty-Five Thousand, Three Hundred and Eighty-Nine Dollars ($25,389); thus, representing approximately 5.12 mills.  The purpose of this proposal is to maintain programs and operations within the district.

Passage of this proposal will increase the annual taxes on a home with an assessed market value of $100,000 by approximately $6.91 and on a home with an assessed market value of $200,000 by approximately $13.82.  The durational limit of the levy is intended to be permanent.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Hat Day!

Gallatin Gateway School truly has the best students in Montana!  The support they showed the Knarr and Morton families has been amazing.  They all wore a hat and donated $1 to their scholarship funds.  I even got to spend the day with my "Mini-Me"!