• October Updates

    Posted by Miranda Panion on 10/4/2019 8:00:00 AM

    2019 InnovateHS Conference at the University of Montana

    • Juniors in the IB History of the Americas class will attend the InnovateHS event on Friday October 11th. Students will spend the day immersed in presentations and discussions surrounding innovation, imagination and problem solving. Throughout the day-long event, innovation will be discussed as the way in which to apply skills with creativity, collaboration, and analysis to develop novel solutions to complex problems.
    • Events include inspirational speakers, active learning, peer engagement and small group presentations by UM faculty. The students will be active participants throughout the day, considering how innovation applies to their lives and to the issues that most concern them.


    • The PSAT will take place in the auxilliary gym on Wednesday October 16th from 7:50am until 12pm. There will be a pizza lunch provided for students in attendance.

    Project Bridge

    • The Mansfield Center is seeking juniors in search of multicultural leadership and networking experiences to apply for Project Bridge, a yearlong educational enrichment experience, featuring a fully-funded 12-day trip to Korea! For more information visit umt.edu/mansfield. Application closes October 25th.

    Davidson Honors College

    • DESSERT AT THE DHC! Tuesday, October 28th from 7-8:30pm.
    • Davidson Honors College Invitation

    Post Secondary Month

    • Every November the Big Sky Counseling Department hosts events to help students learn more about various post secondary options. This year we will have a keynote speaker to kick of the month. Throughout the month grade level counselors will give class presentations on career and college options in Science and History classes. On November 20th there will be a Life after Graduation Fair including local businesses, apprenticeships, and colleges for students to speak with.
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  • September Updates

    Posted by Miranda Panion on 9/3/2019


    • The College Fair - Big Sky juniors and seniors are invited to attend the College Fair at the University of Montana on September 24th  during 6th period. This is an optional field trip for students who want to explore post-secondary options and get information from colleges, the military, Job Corp and other agencies. It is an unstructured setting where students are able to meet and greet institution representatives. For more information about registration and the event visit https://www.montanacolleges.com/ .
    • The PSAT is coming soon! The Preliminary SAT is a test that Juniors can choose to take on Wednesday October 16th. The PSAT can help students practice for the SAT. They will get a detailed report that instructs them on how to improve their score on the SAT based off their performance. Students who take the PSAT can opt-in to the College Board’s free Student Search Service. This service allows colleges to identify students based on several factors including GPA, state residency, and intended major. Finally, the PSAT is the opportunity to earn free money for college. Juniors who take the test during their junior year may be selected to participate in one of the scholarships and/or recognition programs directly linked to the exam.
    • The free ACT for Juniors will be taking place March 24th. College bound students should also begin preparing for this exam. More study resources are listed on the counseling department website.
    • U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program (USSYP) is accepting application. Visit the Office of Public Instruction State of Montana Website for more information.
    • Check our website! In case you have not seen it, the counseling center has a website. This wonderful resource is available to both students and parents to find information on everything counseling related. 


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