Thank you to the many generous donors who gave to our student holiday gift fund. Your generosity helped over 120 students have a brighter holiday season!
Skyview Career Lunch and Learn Students can come and learn about various careers directly from local employers while enjoying free pizza during first or second lunch. This semester we are highlighting career pathways to entrepreneurship; engineering; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and more!
Dates vary, and the next lunch and learn will be March 12th. Watch for details on social media. Questions? Contact Career Coach Ms. Watson at email@example.com or by phone at 281.5251.
"Get a Job" Tuesdays Students can visit with Job Service to apply for part-time jobs. Resume and cover letter help are also available.
This event will be held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month during 1st and 2nd lunch and 4th period. The next one is February 25th. Check in at the Career Coach office across from the Counseling Center.
State AA Speech & Debate Skyview Speech and Debate went to the State AA tournament in Bozeman January 31st and February 1st. Our team placed as follows:
In 3rd Place and All-State in Public Forum: Madelyn Bouchard & Safira Khan
In 3rd Place and All-State in Memorized Public Address: Jessica Voigt
In 7th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking: Zach Mangels
We placed 7th overall (out of 15)
NSDA Results The weekend of February 8th Skyview hosted the Speech and Debate's National Qualifiers tournament. Skyview took 5th place overall. We have one national qualifier: Safira Khan. We have three alternates who may be called to go if the qualifiers cannot attend: Zach Mangels (2nd and 3rd alternate in extemporaneous speaking), Staley Carroll/Lemae Michaelis (4th alternate in Policy Debate) and Querin Hurtt (3rd alternate in Congress).
An extra special thank to those who helped judged this weekend. Our very own Deb Black, Rachel Shaw, Kerry Gruizenga, Kate Cordes, Alex Bedford, Kevin Brooke, Maggie Melvin, Olga Shatalova, and Katie Williams were kind enough to participate in the judging!!
Please go to the Counseling Center website, on Skyview’s site under departments. You will find ACT/SAT test dates, Open House presentations, important dates, and MUCH more information.
Please visit this career exploration program for our students. Here you can find a list of available scholarships, college information, career assistance, suggested timelines, information on ACT, SAT, NCAA and so much more.
Registration For 2020-2021!
Students are registered for courses! They have from now until August 20th to change elective courses.
Junior Parent Night: On March 10th, 2020 from 7-8 pm in the Skyview Theater, we will meet with parents/students of juniors to prepare for senior year. Discussion will focus on postsecondary options, work based-learning opportunities, college visits, applying to colleges, applying for scholarships, FAFSA and resources that are available for you.
Juniors and Sophomores-ACT and PRE-ACT:
On March 24th, ALL Sophomores will take the PRE-ACT and Juniors will take the ACT. Testing begins at 8 am- if students are late they cannot be admitted into the testing rooms. This is a great opportunity for students!
Seniors: College Applications and FAFSA:
Just a reminder you can still request help to apply to colleges. Make an appointment to see your counselor.
Tests - ACT/SAT- Requests For Scores:
If you need your ACT score- your transcript will have your ACT scores as long as you entered in Skyview's ACT code - 270079- when you registered. Some schools/NCAA/NAIA require official test scores. To receive these you must log into the testing site directly, fill out the request and pay the fee.
To apply for the Montana University System Honor Scholarships (MUS) (tuition waived for 4 years to a Montana State University!), go online to http://mus.edu. We have direct links to this MUS site and the ACT or SAT on the student’s Career Cruising site. Applications are due March 15th, 2020!
Please be checking the website. Announcements and Career Cruising for a wide variety of scholarships. In addition to this, check with the school you plan to attend, parents work, outside organizations you may be involved with or your church.
Senior Awards Celebration:
On May 11th at 1 pm we will recognize seniors who are receiving scholarships from local businesses and organizations. Students will be recognized for scholarships for which they have not yet been notified. We will get notice to students if they should attend. Parents are welcome.
Congratulations to these vocalists for being selected for the ACDA Northwest Honor Choirs! These young people worked hard on their own time to put together some amazing auditions. They will travel to Spokane, WA, March 11-14, to work with other students around the northwest region under a guest director. They will perform together on Saturday, March 14, at the ACDA Northwest Conference. We are so proud of you!
Get ready for Skyview High School’s presentation of Shrek The Musical! Based on the Oscar-winning animation film, Shrek The Musical is the Tony Award-winning adventure-filled musical playing in the Skyview Theatre, April 23-25. Shows are nightly at 7:00pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2:00pm.
An unlikely hero, Shrek finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside the wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Featuring fantastic songs from Jeanine Tesori and a sidesplitting script by David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical brings the beloved characters you know from the film to life on their way to discovering the big bright beautiful world at the end of this fabulously fresh storybook journey. Shrek The Musical is irreverent fun for the whole family and proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you have got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there'sone on hand...and his name is Shrek.
Chae Clearwood joins her directing talents with those of Alys Marshall as choreographer and Amy Schendel as music director, along with an amazingly talented student cast to bring a must see production to the Billings community! All seats are reserved. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 1, no foolin’! Contact Jenni Vickery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-5292.
We are on Facebook! Stop by @billingsskyviewmusic and like our page to stay on top of the announcements and activities of all things Skyview Music!
Notes From Our School Nurse
Did you know???
Each year, approximately 4.5 million Americans will need a blood transfusion.
Someone needs blood every two seconds and about one in seven people entering a hospital need blood products.
One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
There is no substitute for human blood.
There is currently both a nationwide and a critical local community shortage of blood products - your donation can make a difference!!!
Dax Wilson is a student at Senior High School. When he was born his mom developed a rare blood condition and almost died. Dax and his mom are miracles but also a walking testimony within our own community of the need for blood donations. Dax's mom received approximately 600 units of donated blood products to save her life. In the months of February and March, Dax will be leading a blood drive initiative at Senior High School and challenging West and Skyview High Schools to a blood drive battle to increase awareness and participation in the BPS High School blood drives. You can be a part of this important community effort to save lives! If you would like to contribute by making a blood donation, please contact or visit the Vitalant center at 1444 Grand Ave. If you wish to participate in Dax's project, please notify staff at the center that you are donating in honor of "Dax's Drops for Life Blood Donation" project. Thank you! (Dax's name & story used with permission)
Summer 2020 Driver's Education
Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2020-2021 school year in order to register for the summer 2020 session. All students who register and pay by the deadline are guaranteed a spot in a class at the school and time of their choice. Registration Dates for both sessions: April 1, 2020 - April 15, 2020
Registration is done online at billingsschools.org/programs/drivers-education Payment Dates for both sessions: April 1, 2020 - April 24, 2020
Payment may be made online at billingsschools.org/programs/drivers-education with a
If paying by check or cash, payment should be mailed or brought to:
1470 Industrial Ave.
Billings, MT 59101.
Please make checks payable to BPS.
(Card payments cannot be made at the office or over the phone – only online!) Session 1 Class Dates and Times:
May 18, 19, 21 & 26 from 4:15 - 6:15, June 1st - 26th M-F at the time chosen at registration - either 8:00am - 10:00am or 10:00am -12:00pm.
Students who attend Ben Steele, Castle Rock, Lewis & Clark, Medicine Crow, Riverside, or Will James will be bused to the high school for class on May 18th, 19th, 21st & 26th. Transportation after class on those dates and both ways in June is the responsibility of the parent/student. Students must be born on or before November 18, 2005 in order to take Session 1. Session 2 Class Dates and Times:
July 7th – August 7th 10:00am – 12:00pm Students must be born on or before January 7, 2006 in order to take Session 2. The fee for both session 1 and session 2 is $265.00.
Students will drive 6 times outside of class time at times scheduled with the instructor.
Students are allowed 3 absences during the session which must be made up. If a student misses more than 3 classes or fails to attend the make-up session scheduled by the instructor they automatically fail the course. No refunds will be issued so please make sure that driver's ed fits your schedule and that you won't have more than 3 absences during the session before registering and paying for it!!!
REMEMBER to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 8th, 2020!
Spring Sports start March 9 please have all paperwork and payments in before then.
Spring activities schedules are located on the BPS activities rankonesport link.
Have you purchased your 2020 yearbook yet? There is still time!
The cost of the book is $65 through April 1st and increases to $75.
(Name stamps are no longer available.)
You may send a check made out to:
1775 High Sierra Blvd.
Billings, MT 59105