Dust off the old clarinet, get a new reed for the saxophone sitting in the corner of the closet, or find the old trumpet in the attic – and start practicing for next basketball season. Tim Sullivan, Big Sky School District music teacher is inviting community participation in the only pep band to exist at Lone Peak High School in recent memory.
Big Sky came together, residents donated their talents and $5,100 was raised for the Clendenin family for “sweet baby Violet’s” fight against Cerebral Palsy. It all took place during a single night of fun at Blend Big Sky and The Rocks Tasting Room.
The Lone Peak High School National Honor Society held their first meeting for the launch of the LPHS “Thanksgiving in a Bag” fall food drive for the Big Sky Community Food Bank on Oct. 21. They had a working lunch in Dr. Kate Eisele’s classroom, so with lunch trays and laptops they hatched their plan.
Big Sky Futbol Club continues to gain traction, with increased enrollment and the probability of becoming a Big Sky School District high school sanctioned team in about two to three years, when BSSD is likely to hit Class B status, board president Peter Manka said.
A recent study by the Alliance for Board Diversity found that women and minorities are slowly making traction in boardrooms. After serving on the Morning Star board for 4 years, Sarah Blechta’s friend mentioned that she would be a good fit for Resort Tax. She had not thought of joining it before that conversation – but ran and won.
Nicole Miller stays busy – and not just because she has three kids and works for Big Sky School District.
She spent Monday night decorating the hallways of Lone Peak High School with other moms for Homecoming week, is a regular at the scorekeeping table for volleyball games and is on the list to help with football games.
Across Montana folks are loading up their “go bags” and heading to the airport. They are deploying to California to assist with cleanup efforts after the wildfires, and to Alaska to help after the earthquake.
I asked Sarah “Sippi” Sipe to sit down with me, delay the comfort of her home and cuddles with her cat –Tom Newberry – and to share stories of her abundant volunteer work. We spoke at end of day in the conference room of her accounting office when most people were gone – the faintest tapping of keys on one lonely computer could be heard.
Beth Cox stands like a sentry, guarding the timing gate and little bar ski racers push through to begin each timed run. It’s the start of the Lone Peak Speed Series super-G and she works with others on the volunteer race crew to sync the timing system so everything proceeds with the precision Cox expects.
As the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Big Sky School District, the annual pie auction is an enormous undertaking.