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Thank you to the many generous donors who gave
to our student holiday gift fund.
Your generosity helped over 135 students
have a brighter holiday season!
   The textbook company Bedford, Freeman, & Worth just released a new English Language Arts textbook titled American Literature & Rhetoric that features an essay by Skyview graduate Joseph Barrett (Class of 2020). Joseph's essay is a rhetorical analysis of an excerpt from Shirley Chisholm's 1969 speech "People and Peace, Not Profits and War" which she delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Counselors' Corner

All Students: 

Please go to the Counseling Center website, on Skyview’s site under departments.  You will find ACT/SAT test dates, important dates, and MUCH more  information.

Career Cruising changed to Xello: 

NEW- students log in by going through Clever.  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.  Have questions, email our Career Coach Tammi Watson 

Pre-ACT Test: 

We will give the Pre-ACT to all Sophomores on March 23, 2021.

Junior Parent Night:

On Feb 23, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm, will still happen, virtually.  We will meet with parents/students of juniors to prepare for senior year.  Discussion will focus on college options, college visits, applying to colleges, applying for scholarships, FAFSA  and resources that are available for you. ZOOM log in to follow.

ACT Test:

We will give the ACT to all Juniors on March 23, 2021.


Just a reminder you can still request help to apply to colleges.  Make an appointment to see your counselor.  Also, while the priority deadline for FAFSA is December 1, you can still apply at any time after  this.


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:

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 mid March 2021!


Please be checking the website, announcements, and Xello 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, as they may offer scholarships.   

   Congratulations to our Forensics team AND coaches for their showing at the State meet.  Due to Covid restrictions, the entire season was a brand new platform (all virtual) which placed  extra work on our coaches: Dan Johnson, Libby Hoefle, Chae Clearwood and Kathy Johnson. Although unusual, they made it happen beautifully nonetheless.
  We have a state champ!  Jessica Voigt won in Program of Oral Interpretation.  She also took 2nd in Memorized Public Address.  This is a HUGE deal.
   Many other students rocked it too. Congratulations to:
  • Stayce Mockel: semi-finalist in Impromptu and Memorized Public Address
  • Ellise Corey: semi-finalist in Humorous Interpretation
  • Madelyn Bouchard and Safira Kahn: 5th Public Forum Debate
  • Megan Yenish and Quertin Hurtt: 7th place Public Forum Debate
  • Jessi Voigt: 2nd place-Memorized Public Address & State Champion-Program Oral Interpretation
BPA & CTE News!
  February is CTE (Career & Technical Ed) month, so we thought it was a great time to give a shout-out to a few of our business students!
   Liberty Vickery passed her Quickbooks Online certification test.  This is an industry-standard certification, and not something usually taken/achieved by high school students.
   Haley Droogsma won several design contests!
  • MT BPA State T-Shirt Design:  $50 cash award
  • MT Trading Pin Design:  $25.00 cash award
   Mrs. Berry encouraged Konrad Joy & Haley Droogsma to enter a Meme Contest sponsored by the Montana Financial Education Coalition.  
  • Haley took 3rd place and won $100.00.
  • Konrad was an Honorable Mention and will receive $50.00.
Winning designs are shown above.

Our BPA students are now prepping for our state competition to be held on March 1 for non-judged events and March 14-15 for judged events and conference.
Skyview activities schedules are available for viewing at the following link:
Music Notes  
   Our Skyview music department had several students audition for the National Association of Music Educators All Northwest Honor groups for this school year. Each of these students spent time on their own and with their private coaches to prepare an audition submission. Because of COVID, this year's groups are honorary selections only. Normally, they would travel to rehearse and perform with the best music students of the northwest for a gala concert.
  • Mackenzie Ecker - Choir
  • Sydney Luderitz - Band
  • Jack Staton - Choir
  • Libby Vickery - Choir
   Please congratulate these students on their fantastic accomplishment!
   Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2021-2022 school year in order to register for the summer 2021 session. This includes 8th graders who will be in 9th grade fall of 2021. ALL STUDENTS WHO REGISTER AND PAY BY THE DEADLINE ARE GUARANTEED A SPOT IN THE CLASS AT THE SCHOOL AND TIME OF THEIR CHOICE.
   Registration Dates for both sessions: April 1, 2021 - April 11, 2021 Registration is done online at
   Payment Dates for both sessions: April 1, 2021 - April 23, 2021 Payment may be made online at with a debit/credit card. 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 24, 25, 27, and June 1 from 4:15 - 6:15, June 7- July 2 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 24th, 25th, 27th & June 1st . 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 24, 2006 in order to take Session 1.         
    Session 2 Class Dates and Times: July 12th – August 12th 10:00am – 12:00pm Students must be born on or before January 12, 2007 in order to take Session 2.
   Fee: $TBD
   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 DRIVERS ED FITS YOUR SCHEDULE AND THAT YOU WON'T HAVE MORE THAN 3 ABSENCES DURING THE SESSION BEFORE REGISTERING AND PAYING FOR IT!
Coming in April:
Important graduation and end of year information.

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