Weekly Updates 11.27.22

Posted by Jennifer Courtney on 11/26/2022 5:00:00 AM

Dear Big Sky Students & Families-

Welcome back after the break! I hope you enjoyed some downtime with family and friends and are ready to gear up for the 3 ½ weeks until the next break.  This week’s message has lots of things to note one of which includes an introduction to an additional Dean of Students-

Hello to my new Eagle Family! My name is Christine Hiller-Claridge (most refer to me as HC) and I have been an educator for the last 12 years at Hellgate High School. Over those last 12 years, I have consistently been in the classroom teaching social studies, been the IB Coordinator and Credit Recovery Coordinator. In addition to academics, I coached volleyball at HHS from 2008 - 2015, four of which being the Head Coach. While I am a committed and dedicated educator, I take any opportunity I can to be with my family. We love to ski (alpine and backcountry), snowshoe, hike, be at the lake, watch a movie or play a game, or take a trip together. I am married and have two children, Finley (11) & Crosby (9). Finley is our performance arts enthusiast and Crosby loves his sports. I am quite excited for this opportunity to work with you all and look forward to getting to know each of you. 

Go Eagles!

Christine HC

Mrs. HC will be working alongside Ms. Quinn and Mrs. Beed to support students.  I’ll be sending an introduction of our new Assistant Principal in the next few weeks.  We appreciate all of your patience while our administrative team has been short-staffed! 

BSHS Holiday Giving Tree

We want every Big Sky student and family to have a special holiday season. Please review the available wishes below and click on the button to sign up. Please bring labeled items to Big Sky High School front office by Monday, December 12th. Wrapped is great but unwrapped is fine too.


Student survey for Biomedical Innovations-Big Sky, take a moment to fill out the survey below to help collect data on how the amount of hours a student works affects stress levels (please fill out if you are 16-18 years old)


Thursday during Advisory we will be having our Fall Activities and Athletics celebration assembly-go to your Advisory first and then you will sit by grade level in the main gym! 

Superintendent Search:  Community Forum

Get involved in our Superintendent Search.  There will be a Community Focus Meeting on Monday, November 28th at 5:30 P.M. at Sentinel High School in the Margaret Johnson Theater.

Have a great week Big Sky, please be in touch if you have any questions.  


Jennifer Courtney

Principal, jccourtney@mcpsmt.org