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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

2017-2018 School Calendar

2017-2018 School Year Calendar

Summer Activities
Check out these summer activities available for middle school kids! 

Renovation Update--Summer 2017
Significant work is occurring throughout the building this summer.  As soon as school dismissed, classrooms were packed and demolition of the library, office, tech classrooms and music areas began.  In the coming months, the new office, library, cafeteria expansion and music rooms will be created.  The enlarged health enhancement areas featuring an additional half-gym, flex space, fitness area, and classrooms are also progressing.  The new electives wing is nearing completion and looks amazing!  A lot still to happen, but we are looking forward to completion in mid-August for the coming school year. 

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 - 

Enrollment Documents 2017-2018

Student Handbook 2017-2018

Please read and discuss with your student.
Student Handbook 2017-2018
SMS Dress Code Guidelines
Schedule Pick-Up Day--Aug. 22
Plan to bring your student by the school on August 22 to pick up schedules, locker assignments and agendas.  You will also be able to purchase HE shirts, sign up for athletics, learn about the PAC fund-raisers and gather other helpful information for the coming year.
6th Graders:   9:00-11:00
7th/8th Graders: 11:00-1:00

The Thriving Sixth Graders Workshop will also take place at 10:30 on the 22nd.  Our Parent Liaisons, Ashley Mares-Jones and Libby Hansen, will provide valuable insight into how to support your sixth graders as they navigate their first year in middle school.  Time will be available for questions and discussion.  All first-time parents of sixth graders are encouraged to attend.

Canine Detection Guidelines
Periodic, non-intrusive searches of student lockers, health enhancement lockers, and parking areas may be made by trained canines.  A school official will accompany all searches.  Searches will be conducted systematically to reduce the risk associated with inappropriate substances on school grounds.  Canine Detection.docx

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: 

Attendance Matters!

A friendly reminder as we prepare for the coming school year to 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.

Resources for Parents

Bozeman Chronicle Articles

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