Gathering buckets of half-eaten apple cores might not seem like a savory task for some, but for the students in Kate Eisele’s freshman science class, it was a duty they took on without complaint on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.
Lone Peak High School
Community service projects are always on the minds of the 30 or so members of the Lone Peak Interact Club, a service-focused group for high schoolers sponsored by Big Sky’s Rotary Club. So last month when they saw the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, they wanted to do something to help those affected.
At the start of the season, Lone Peak High School’s volleyball coaches called on students and community supporters to show up and cheer loudly in the newly refurbished Big Horn gym.
During preseason conditioning in August, the Lone Peak High School volleyball team was whipped into shape with help from Kyle Wisniewski.
“He’s just a madman triathlete dude,” said Head Coach Missy Botha, running through the different ways her team looks for a winning edge. On top of conditioning, there’s passing.
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.
Looking out at the snow-covered field, a track somewhere beneath, Lone Peak High School Track Coach Dave Brekke shook his head.
“This time last year, we were rolling around, warming up on the grass,” he said.
The Lone Peak High School golf team practices in a construction warehouse near the Whitewater Inn where they use a hitting net and imagined scenarios to prepare for future competitions on real turf.
Some students were chosen for their prowess on the stage. Others, for their athletic success on the field, or their community service in developing countries. They’ll go off around the U.S. to study environmentalism, marine transportation, journalism, community service and much more.
Snow blew sideways outside as Head Coach Dave Brekke watched his track and field team warm up in the Lone Peak High gym on April 2. The week before, practices were in preparation for the first track meet on April 3 in Bozeman, but weather moved in and the meet was cancelled.
The Big Sky School District will request a one year, $40,000 levy to support its general fund on the upcoming May 8 mail-in election. The BSSD Board of Directors approved the district’s levy proposal at its March 20 meeting.