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A 2018-2019 teacher/staff directory is available on our school website at:
Many Thanks!
You Helped Make The Holidays Brighter

     Your generosity this past holiday season was tremendous! Your donations helped over 160 students have a brighter holiday season with food, gift cards, and clothing.
Thank you to:

  • Associated Employees
  • Billings Nurses: Helping Our Teens Succeed
  • Chase Hawks Rodeo
  • Brooke Kuebler Family
  • Denny Menholt Billings Nissan
  • Pack The Place In Pink
  • Rick Pentland
  • Sally Peterson Family
  • Abe Seybert Family
  • Skyview ICE Club
  • Skyview Music Department
  • Dan & Patti Vierthaler
  • Yellowstone Pathology Institute
  • And numerous anonymous donors

     Keep in mind if you have travel-sized toiletries, feminine hygiene, and facial products that you would be interested in donating for homeless students in our district, please drop them off in room 215 or the main office. This project is ongoing throughout the school year.

     Thank you for helping our students during the holidays and throughout the year.

     Please remind your senior to check the graduation list posted in their English class to confirm the spelling of their names. If correction is needed have them notify Venetta in the main office by February 26th. There will be a $7.00 reprint fee for diploma inserts not reported with errors.

     Graduation caps, gowns, and announcements were delivered on February 26th. If your senior missed the delivery date, please have them stop in the Activities Office to pick up their order. 

     Seniors will be receiving a Graduate Packet in their English classes in May. These packets will contain important information regarding graduation and other events during the last few weeks of our seniors' of high school career. The packet will contain the permanent copy of their immunization record. Since this is the original immunization record, it is important that this record is kept in a secure place.

     The Masterlube wall mural/fundraiser for the Class of 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, May 11th. Student and parent volunteers are needed. If you are available to help with this fundraising event please contact Nicole Morrow at 406-598-2207.

     The Falcon Finale is the all night "seniors only" party. The Finale committee will host a "parents only" open house on Saturday, May 25th from noon until 2:00pm to give parents an opportunity to  preview the fun in store for their seniors.
     Just a reminder ... if your senior hasn't paid for their admission to Falcon Finale, they can pay for it in the Activities Office. The cost is $45.00

     Parents of Seniors! Join @2019 Falcon Finale Facebook page to stay informed on the Falcon Finale. Text your name and email to Nicole Morrow at 406-598-2207 to get information on events and how you can help.
    Skyview is a recipient of the 2018 Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program awarded in part by Casey's Corner, Store #11. The award supports improvements in math and science. This $500 award will help support our STEM program for the 2019-2020 school year.
    Thank you  for your generous support!
March, 16th 2019 - 8-11pm
A Night in Hollywood
Couples are $25
Singles are $15
Purchase tickets in Room 127, Room 128, and the Main Office
Yearbooks are on sale!
Time is running out!

Yearbooks are on sale for $65. 
Name stamps are no longer available

Prices will increase after April 1st to $75 
(availability is not guaranteed after April 1st)

Click this link to go to Skyview's yearbook website,
or order in the Main office or room 206.
Skyview Excel Club
     The Skyview Excel Club is part of Exchange Club, which is a national service organization.  Our students will select different projects that will help our community and school.  The members will decide how to they want to lead the club and how they want to serve their school and community.  Excel stands for Exchanging Ideas, Xciting Opportunities, Community Involvement, Experience, Leadership. 
     The Billings Heights Exchange Excel Club Program of Student Service mission is based on Community Service, Americanism, Youth and Child Abuse Prevention.  Jamie McIlvain and Bonnie Hofmann are the advisors for the group. The above picture was taken at their official meeting. 
Registration For Both Sessions Is 
April 1, 2019- April 12, 2019

SESSION 1:  Students must be born on or before November 20, 2004 and be enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2019/2020 school year

When:  May 20, 21, 23 & 28, and June 3 – 28, 2019

Where: Senior, Skyview, and West

Time: 8:00am or 10:00am at the high schools.  On May 20, 21, 23, 28 and June 3,4, & 5 classes will all meet at  4:00 pm at the high schools. On May 20, 21, 23 & 28, 8th grade students will be bussed from Billings Public Schools middle schools to the high schools.  Transportation after class and in June is the responsibility of the student/parent.

Fee:  $265.00 must be paid by April 30, 2019

     All classes will meet for 2 hours each day.  On May 20, 21,23 & 28 classes will meet after school from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and 8th graders at Ben Steele, Castle Rock, Lewis & Clark, Medicine Crow, Riverside and Will James will be bussed from their middle school to the high school for class.  Students who attend schools outside of Billings Public Schools are responsible for their own transportation to the high schools for the May classes. Due to teacher training, classes on June 3rd, 4th & 5th will also be held from 4:00 – 6:00pm.  From June 6 – June 28, class will meet at 8:00am or 10:00am, whichever time you chose at registration.

SESSION 2:  Students must be born on or before January 8, 2005 and be enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2019/2020 school year.

When:  July 8 – August 8, 2019

Where:  Senior, Skyview and West

Time:  10:00am – 12:00pm Monday - Friday

Fee:  $265.00  must be paid by April 30, 2019

     For both sessions there are 6 drive times outside of class time during the course.  These are scheduled by the instructor. Students are allowed up to 3 absences but those absences must be made up at a time scheduled by the instructor.  Anyone missing more than 3 days or failing to attend the make-up days will automatically fail the course.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
Registration is done online at

     The registration fee of $265.00 is due by April 30, 2019.  It may be paid online using the payment link under the school  for which you are enrolling at or by mailing or bringing a check/money order/cash made payable to Billings Public Schools to Billings Public Schools, Attn: Drivers Ed, 1470 Industrial Ave., Billings, MT 59101. CARD PAYMENTS ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE!

     No refunds will be issued so please make sure Drivers Ed fits your schedule and that you won’t have more than 3 absences before registering and paying for it!

Music Notes

     The following students were selected for the UM Honor Choir! These talented musicians spent three days at the University of Montana under a guest conductor, working with other honorees from around the state to prepare a concert that was performed on Sunday, January 27th.

Madison Ecker
Carrick Hayes
Tanner Hofferber
Meagan Norbury
Emma Ulrichs

     Congratulations to these talented musicians for their selection to the Northwest Association for Music Educators All-Northwest Honor Ensembles. They were chosen by audition from students all throughout the northwest to rehearse and perform under a guest conductor at the NAME northwest conference in Portland, OR, February 15-17. Great job to all those representing Skyview!

Madison Ecker (choir)
Jacob Logan (choir)
Meagan Norbury (choir)
Katie Thompson (band)
Emma Ulrichs (choir)
Libby Vickery (choir)

     Congratulations to Jacob Logan and Emma Ulrichs on their selection to the American Choral Directors Association’s National Honor Choir! They will be traveling to Kansas City on February 27 to join with other students from around the country to rehearse and perform a concert at the ACDA national conference. Great job to these Skyview students!
     Congratulations also goes to Emma Ulrichs for being selected as an outstanding student by Arts Without Boundaries! She received recognition and a scholarship for her contribution to Skyview’s arts community. Great job!

Upcoming Events:
Monday & Tuesday, March 4-5: 
AA Band Festival
Monday, 7:00 pm, Senior HS, Individual concert
Tuesday, 7:00pm, Senior HS, Combined concert
Admission is free.

Monday, March 18: 
Spring Choir Concert I
Chantrelles, Cantus, Concert Choir, 7:00 pm, Skyview Theatre. Tickets: $5/adults, $3/students, passes are valid

Tuesday, March 19:
Spring Choir Concert II
Chorale, Chamber Choir, 7:00 pm, Skyview Theatre
Tickets: $5/adults, $3/students, passes are valid

Thursday, March 21:
Heights Orchestra Gala 7:00 pm, Skyview Gym
Admission is free.

Thursday, April 4:
Orchestra Ensemble Concert, 7:00 pm, Skyview Theatre.
Tickets: $5/adults, $3/students, passes are valid.

Monday, April 8: 
District Solo/Ensemble Festival All Day, Skyview High School, Admission is free.

Friday & Saturday, May 3-4: 
State Solo/Ensemble Festival.
All Day, Senior High School.
Admission is free.

Tuesday, May 7:
Spring Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Skyview Theatre.
Tickets: $5/adults, $3/students, passes are valid.

Friday, May 10:
Big Band Dance, in Skyview Commons
 6:30 pm Dance lessons, 7:30 pm, Dance,
Tickets: $10/adults, $5/students, passes are NOT valid.

Tuesday, May 14:
Spring Orchestra Concert, 7:00 pm, Skyview Theatre. Tickets: $5/adults, $3/students, passes are valid

Monday, May 20: 
Pops Concert I, Chantrelles, Cantus, Concert Choir, 6:30 pm, Skyview Theatre
Tickets: $5/adults, $3/students, passes are valid

Tuesday, May 21:
Pops Concert II
Chorale, Chamber Choir
6:30 pm, Skyview Theatre
Tickets: $5/adults, $3/students, passes are valid


     Website:  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.
     Career Cruising:  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 2019-2020: Students are registered for courses!  They have from now until Aug. 23 to change courses.


     Junior Parent Night: On March 12, 2019 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.


     ACT test prep: On April 2, 2019, all juniors will be given the ACT.  
     ACT Academy:


     College Applications & 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.

     MUS Scholarship: To apply for the Montana University System Honor Scholarships (MUS) (tuition waived for 4 years to a Montana State University), go online to  We have direct links to this MUS site and the ACT or SAT on the student’s Career Cruising site. Applications are due March 15, 2019.

     Scholarships: Please check 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 in your church.   
     If you wish to be recognized for a scholarship that you are accepting, please bring your counselor documentation that you have received the scholarship and we will recognize you at the Senior Night Awards Ceremony, May 13 from 7-8:30 pm in the theater.

Need extra help?
Consider National Honor Society Tutor Center
This happens every Wednesday after school
in room 244 from 2:05 to 3:05.


Foreign Language Club
The Foreign Language Club meets every other Tuesday after school in room 120.
We explore various cultures, eat food, make friends, and have fun.
We have a board in the lower hallway where we post positive messages.
     The swim team is looking for ankle weights of any size and ladies swim suits. We will used these items so all the swimmers can practice with extra resistance. Send the equipment to Skyview's main office, attention Mike Walz. In preparation for next swim season, donations will be taken anytime throughout the year.
A BIG thank you to custodians Jim Miller and Kevin McCarthy for braving wind and sub-zero temperatures
to keep our sidewalks clear!
Academic Award ceremony honoring seniors with six semesters of a GPA of 3.5 and above.
Skyview Falcon Fusion Dance Team's Competition Group, Fusion Fatale, is competing at NDA Nationals in Orlando, FL in the small varsity jazz and team performance categories February 22 and 23.
The team includes Kennedi Ferdig, Halle Harrison, Stayce Mockel, Ashley Feller, and Anna Waldorf.

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