Big Sky School District

Group hikes are a highlight of Lone Peak High School’s back to school Expedition. This year the Freshman class climbed their way up to Garnet Cabin, a former Forest Service fire lookout with views of the Gallatin Canyon, including Lava Lake. Left to right: Carly Wilson, Samantha Suazo, Luke Kitchmayr, John Chadwell, Nate McClain.

Notes from the board

New faculty introductions were in order before getting down to business at the Big Sky School District Board of Directors regular meeting on the afternoon of Sept. 11. The new faces hailed from Connecticut, Miami, Las Vegas and beyond.

School board update

With just a few weeks of summer left before classes commence, Big Sky School District Superintendent Dustin Shipman was pleased to tell the BSSD Board of Directors on Aug. 3 that all the hiring had been completed and the district was fully staffed. 

John Hannahs.

Pack the bleachers!

John Hannahs was playing pickup basketball a couple months back when he felt  a  jolt of pain shoot through his leg. He’d ruptured his Achilles tendon, an injury that took him off the court but did not              sideline his enthusiasm for community athletics.

MINER OF THE WEEK

Dezi Putnam is this week’s Miner of the Week. Dezi is an 8th grader at Ophir Middle School. Dezi is an active part of our school community. You can often find her fundraising for the 8th grade D.C. trip or any other events we have at school. 

Erika Frounfelker

MINERS OF THE WEEK

Abby and Erika represent the counseling team here at the Big Sky School District. They are both tireless workers with a 110 percent focus on students. This week, they both have worked really hard to bring the Kindness Challenge to the Big Sky community.

Photos Courtesy of Megan Buecking

Big hearted

Recognize anyone? Big Sky School District students and faculty converged in the Bough Dolan Athletic Center on Monday morning to kick off their second annual Great Kindness Challenge, a week-long national event that motivates kids and their community alike to take time out just to be nice. 

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