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September/October 2019
School Phones/Skyview Website
A revised teacher/staff 2019-2020 directory is available on our school website at:
Homecoming Week October 7-11
Parade on October 11th 

Yearbooks are on sale!
Now until January 1: $55 or $62 with name plate
January 2 through April 1: $65
April 2nd until sold out: $75 
After January 1st: Name plate no longer available

To order online go to:


Attention Parent/Guardians of Students With Asthma:  

     Montana State Law (20-5-420) allows capable students to carry and self-administer their Asthma medication during school hours, before, after, and during any school activity, and anytime the student is on school property. In accordance with the law, appropriate paperwork is required for any student who plans to carry and self-administer their Asthma medication. This includes High School students (State Law supersedes our district policy which does not require paperwork in order for High School students to possess their prescription medication). If your child plans to carry their Asthma medication at school, please obtain the necessary paperwork from the school office. Appropriate paperwork is also necessary for students who plan to store their Asthma medication at the school office or who are in need of assistance from the Nurse to administer their inhaler. Please notify the School Nurse of your child’s Asthma management plan for school and you will be provided with the appropriate paperwork as needed. Thank you!


      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 information.

All Students: 

     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.

Important Dates:

October 7: Seniors 6--8  PM Financial Aid Talk and FAFSA help--Library
October 25: Juniors/ Seniors Deadline to sign up for Job Shadow Day
November 4-5: Freshman SOS 
December 17: Juniors/Seniors Job Shadow Day

Juniors and Seniors:

     JOB SHADOW: The counseling center will hold Job Shadow Day on December 17.  Juniors and seniors choose a job site that they want to attend.   This is a great way for students to participate in work based learning! 


     If you need your ACT score -- your transcript will have your ACT scores as long as you entered in the Skyview ACT code -- 270079 -- when you registered. Some schools (NCAA/NAIA) require official test scores. To receive these you must log into the testing sight directly, fill out the request and pay the fee. 

MUS Scholarship:

     Remember, to qualify for the Montana University System Honor Scholarships (MUS) (tuition waived for 4 years to a Montana State University!), you must take a college entrance exam by December, at the latest.   You must also have applied and been accepted to a Montana University. To gain information about the MUS, go online to  We have direct links to this MUS site and the ACT or SAT on the student’s Career Cruising site. Applications can not be completed until after 1st semester, but are due March 15, 2020!

Counselor Directory!

     Skyview High School has five counselors.  Parents are encouraged to call if they have questions:

ACT/SAT Prep Class:
Next session begins January 6

     Our ACT/SAT Prep Program is designed to help you, the student, prepare for the ACT or SAT college entrance exams. The course will provide you with the chance to review skills essential to succeeding on the exam – in both the math and verbal areas. This course will not give you answers, but it will provide you strategies for taking the test. Sample tests and questions will supplement the review material to provide you with a complete test prep program.
     The cost is $85. Each session during the 2019-2020 year will be 20 class periods. Class will meet from 7:05 am - 7:45 am. All sessions are scheduled to end at approximately the same time as an SAT or ACT test date. Please take this into account when registering. Students should see their counselors for questions. Test registrations/dates are online. Brochure found here: Please contact Ms. Gruizenga or Mr. Bedford for more information.

Music Notes
     Congratulations to our music students selected to the MHSA All-State Honor Ensembles! Each student will prepare their music and join together with other students from around the state in October to rehearse and perform together under a guest conductor. Great job, all!
Grace Fry
Sydney Luderitz
Sydney Newell
Katie Thompson
Persephone Ulrich
Libby Vickery
Joseph Barrett IV
Matthew Corey
Felicia Dye
Alyssa Logan
Megan Zimmerman
Thomas Popiel (alternate)
Could you add him to our newsletter?
Kaidyn Harris
Lindsey Larsen
Tiann Lubkeman
Zach Mangels
Karson Nordstog
Bethany Rippeon
     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!
The Jiffy Lube “What Drives You?”
Scholarship Program Awards Scholarship to Skyview Teen Driver 

     The “What Drives You?” scholarship program funded by Billings Jiffy Lube owners awarded $3,000 in scholarships to two Billings high school students for the 2018-2019 school year.
      Skyview's Laura Keenan was awarded $1,000 as a runner-up in the “What Drives You?” scholarship pr
ogram. This program is open to all high school students in Billings, MT.
     Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay detailing what drives them now, as an opportunity to express their inner drive and ambitions. Finalists are selected based on their essay submission. Finalists are then required to submit a short 1-2 minute video that expands on the essay they submitted and then the overall winner is selected.
     Laura’s drive is to be a teacher and expand the minds of upcoming generations and bring a love of learning to the classroom.
     The scholarships are open to all students currently enrolled in high school regardless of test scores or grades. Scholarship money will go directly towards secondary education, in the form of college or other qualified technical or professional program chosen by each winning student.
     Jiffy Lube will also donate $500 to the Billings High School with the most student applicants.
     If you are the parent of a high school student in the Billings, MT area and would like more information about this scholarship program for the 2019-2020 school year, talk with your child’s teacher, high school counselor or visit
Fall & Winter Activities
Basketball (Boys)
Basketball (Girls)
Cross Country
Swimming (Boys)
Swimming (Girls)

Click here to view all Skyview Activities

For Your Planning - Senior Updates/Graduation:
 Graduation for the Class of 2020 will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 10:00 AM at First Interstate/Metra Arena.

Caps, Gowns & Announcements:
   Seniors will meet with Josten's representative Jeremy Sawicki on Tuesday, October 1st to receive ordering information for caps, gowns and announcements.
   Jeremy will be at Skyview on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 8th and 9th to collect orders. (He will take orders from students attending the Career  Center on October 25th.)
School Picture Retakes
     Lifetouch National School Studios has scheduled a retake day for students who may have miss the opportunity to have their photos taken on the original picture day. The retake date will be Tuesday, October 29th. A brochure explaining available packages is available in the main office or yearbook room 206. You may also visit the LifeTouch website at and use picture day ID: JX108420Y0
Calling In A Student Absence
     If your student will be absent or has an appointment during the school day, please call the appropriate attendance number:
  • Grade 9 (A-H) and Seniors call 281-5299
  • Grade 9 (I-Q) and Juniors & ILC students call 281-5297
  • Grade 9 (R-Z) and Sophomores  call 281-5296.
   If you receive voice mail, please leave a message. Voice mail messages are checked frequently.
Theatre Sponsorship
     Sponsoring a seat in Skyview's Theatre is a great way to show your support for all programs using the theatre, and provides a unique recognition for you, a loved one, or your organization. 
     Your  donation will be used to mainly improve the facility. Fixing seats, painting the stage floor, and purchasing replacement parts for aging equipment can get expensive, but your donation will help us to mitigate those costs.
     To make your donation, please download a Skyview Theater Sponsorship form.

Travel-Sized Toiletries Wanted!
     Have you been traveling this summer? Do you have a collection of complementary hotel toiletries?  Please consider donating these items to our school pantry to help our students in need. Bring your items to Skyview's Main Office. We will accept your donation anytime.
Adventure Club members enjoying the great outdoors!
Skyview BPA members participate in the second annual Falcon Fest.
Welding together friendships and projects in tech ed!
Tuning up for some Falcon Football!

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