Monday, November 28, 2016

High School Expansion Information

During our November School Board Meeting, Bozeman School District #7 Superintendent Dr. Rob Watson, BSD7 Trustee Sandra Wilson, and BSD7 Trustee Douglas Fischer discuss the process for the new high school.  Don't worry if you weren't able to make it, there is plenty of information on the future school on the Bozeman Public School website.  There will also be a public meeting in the Bozeman High School South Cafeteria on December 8 at 6 and 7 pm.  This is a very exciting project and I appreciate the time Dr. Watson, Ms. Wilson, and Mr. Fisher spent with us to keep us informed.

Science Olympiad

On November 22, several of our middle school students participated in the annual Science Olympiad.  The event was held on the MSU campus and it was great to watch our students showcase their scientific ability.  Our Gators worked very hard on their projects and it was so great to hear their feedback!  The final results were:
Ecology - 31
Invasive Species - 35
Reach for the Stars - 21
Meteorology - 28
Optics - 33
Wind Power - 21
Crime Busters - 7
Food Science - 15
Scrambler - 44
Towers - 44
Experimental Design - 22
Write It Do It - 30

Holiday Activities

This weekend is shaping up to be filled with wonderful holiday activities.  For those of you who like to lace up your running shoes, check out the 2016 Santa 5K Run for Education.  This event is being put on by the Bozeman Schools Foundation, but your entry can benefit the Gallatin Gateway School Foundation!  Saturday is also the 7th Annual Cowboy Christmas Breakfast at the Gallatin Gateway Inn!  This event is your opportunity to visit the historic Gallatin Gateway Inn to visit more than 10 holiday vendors, go for a sleigh ride, get your picture taken with Santa, and have a wonderful breakfast!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County

I had a visit today from Megan Cummings of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County.  She is looking for caring adults from around the valley to help mentor kids.  They are looking for someone who is willing to commit 18 months to the program, is 18 or older, and pass a background check.  They are looking for "all kinds of bigs for all kinds of kids", so don't hesitate to sign up!  We have information at the office or you can contact Megan Cummins at (406) 587-1216 if you are interested!  Please feel free to pass this information onto anyone you know who may be interested or may be a great big!  Have a great day!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Donna Shockley Receives the Marvin Heintz Award!

Congratulations to our School Board Chair, Donna Shockley for receiving the Marvin Heintz Award.  This award is given to individual trustees for "attaining the highest level in the MTSBA School Board Academy's Certified Trustee Award Program for extraordinary commitment to continuing education, strengthening boardsmanship, and providing leadership in the community".  We are all very proud of you and your commitment to excellence at Gallatin Gateway School!  Way to go Donna!

The Golden Gavel Comes Back to Gallatin Gateway School!

Congratulations to the Gallatin Gateway School Board of Trustees for earning their second consecutive Golden Gavel Award!  This award is given annually to school boards "for completion of Montana School Boards Association (MTSBA) Academy Training for every trustee.  Receiving this award requires a considerable time commitment and I would like to applaud their effort!  Way to go!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Blessing Bags

The first grade class will be accepting donations to create Blessing Bags for our homeless Veterans. Last year was our first year of doing this community service project and we were able to send out over fifty bags! This year we would love to double that!

Besides accepting monetary donations, students will be collecting personal hygiene items, feminine personal hygiene items, socks, gloves/mittens, winter hats, quarters, gallon or lager zip-up plastic bags, hand/foot/body warmers, toothbrushes, etc.

Donations can be sent to school with your child or feel free to stop by the school office with your items. Thank you, in advance, for your donation. Please see the list below for some great ideas for donation items! Blessing Bag donations will be accepted through December 2.
Please contact Mrs. Krogstad with any questions by email,

Super 3

On October 28, the Kindergarten  completed a project learning about the Super 3.
The students learned about the three steps: Plan, Do, and Review.  They first learned about the Super 3 by learning a song to the tune of BINGO.

Step 1: Plan
The students planned what they needed to make a snowman and what it should look like. 
Step 2: Do
The students used all the supplies from the planning step to make the snowman.  We made some minor adjustments due to the lack of snow since it had all melted. 

Step 3: Review
Finally, they reviewed the whole process checking to make sure they completed the project, made the snowman according to their planning, and was it their best work

The students had a blast with the project!  Thank you to Mrs. Krob and Ms. Rubio for teaching the Kindergarten about the Super 3!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Veteran's Day Assembly

I would like to thank our staff and students for conducting such a wonderful Veteran's Day assembly this morning.  We had several veterans in attendance and they were all moved by the quality of the assembly.  Thank you so much!