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Welcome to
Sacajawea Middle School!

Sacajawea Middle School is a grade six through eight middle school in Bozeman, Montana, that has been educating students since 1996. We seek to develop the best possible educational setting for our students while recognizing the unique needs of early adolescence. Our goal is to provide appropriate academic challenge for all students, the support necessary for individual success, and an on-going zest for learning. We know students learn best in an environment that is accepting, respectful and nurturing; thus, we build our school community on positive relationships among all members.

We are currently in the process of expanding and renovating our current school facilities and are excited about how the changes will allow us to better serve our students.  The renovation will continue through 2016 and the summer of 2017 and will result in significant additions and improvements within the building.

This site is intended to provide the important information and communication links you seek for the success of your child. We value and appreciate your involvement and input. Please contact us with further questions or suggestions you may have.

Thank you for working with us to create the Sacajawea community.

Gordon Grissom

SMS All in One Form
We are using the electronic 'All-in-One' form to collect updated demographic and emergency contact information, health information, field trip and publishing permissions, and behavior agreements. Please be sure to complete this form! Access through your PowerSchool parent portal - 

Creating PowerSchool Parent Portal
On the District webpage,, click on 'PowerSchool' in the Quick Links section.  Click on the 'Create Account' tab.  Fill in your information in the top section; this will be your new login information.  In the bottom section, type in the name of your student as well as the Access ID and Access Password assigned by the school (if you need, please call Sally Owen at 522-6422).  Enter each of your students who attend a BSD7 school.  Choose the relationship you have with the student, ex: mother, father.  Finally, click 'Enter'.  If you continue to have problems accessing your student's account, contact Sally Owen at 522-6422.

Student Handbook 2016-2017
Please read and discuss with your student.
Student Handbook 2016-2017 SMS Dress Code Guidelines

Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Every two years, eighth grade students across the state participate in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey which collects information on their decisions and lifestyle choices.  A composite of the data for our district's students is contained in this link.  Families are encouraged to review the information and discuss the data with their students.  Feel free to contact Mr. Grissom with any questions you may have.

HE Clothing Available On-Line

Families may order HE shirts at the following website: 

Renovation Update

Interior walls and rough-ins (electrical, plumbing, HVAC) are being put in the new classrooms in the 7th grade wing.  The bricks are going up on the exterior of the 6th grade wing and the joists and decking are being added to the new 8th grade classrooms.  The walls are beginning to take shape on the elective wings (sadly, greatly diminishing the incredible westward view), and the footings are being backfilled for the gym/music extension.  A lot happening!

Attendance Matters!

A friendly reminder that as we wrap up another busy school year, please keep track of your student's attendance! Days missed add up quickly and can affect your student's performance. According to Bozeman School District Policy (3122P) a student who misses 10 or more days of school, including excused and unexcused absences, is considered excessively absent. If your student has missed 10 or more days, you may be contacted by our Attendance Liaison. She may be reached at 522-6400.

*If your student sees a doctor, be sure to bring in a doctor’s note.  If a doctor’s note is presented, the duration of the appointment does not count toward accumulated absences.
*Please try to schedule appointments outside of school hours.
*Please try to schedule family vacations when school is not in session.

Eat Live Play After School Program

Kids are encouraged to participate in the YMCA Eat Live Play after school program at SMS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30.  Lots of fun activities with nutritious snacks intending to develop healthy lifestyles and habits.  More information and registration available at  Scholarships available!

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