Gallatin High School Colors & Mascot Suggestions

Gallatin High School Colors & Mascot Suggestions
Posted on 02/25/2019
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General Information:
At the Board meeting on March 25, the Trustees approved "Gallatin High School" as the new name for the second high school.  The transition committee is now working on recommendations for school colors and mascot.  It is expected that this recommendation will go to the Board in late April or early May.

Committee Representation:
The High School Transition committee was established in the Spring 2018.  The committee was selected through an application process with the purpose of obtaining a good cross-representation of community members.  There is at least one parent representative from each school, including our rural feeder schools.  The committee also includes students, teachers, administrators and community members at-large.  In total approximately 40 individuals make up the transition committee.

PROCESS:
February 21 to March 29, 2019
Community Suggestions were collected using an on-line submission process.  This process resulted in more than 1500 submissions with over 280 unique suggestions. 

April 3, 2019
The transition committee met to narrow down the suggestions using a voting process.  This resulted in 24 suggested mascots and 11 color combinations. 

The committee used the following criteria in the process of narrowing down the suggestions.
1. Avoid using mascots from another AA school or from any school that is considered a feeder school into the Bozeman High School District.  (A list of these schools / mascots is located at the bottom of this page.)
2. Avoid using color combinations or primary colors that are already in use by another AA school.  (A list of these color combinations is located at the bottom of this page.)
3. In consultation with local vendors who provide uniforms, jerseys and other apparel, the committee was encouraged to pick classic colors over those that were unique or trendy, as it can be difficult and expensive to find apparel in those unique colors.

HERE
is a link to the list suggested mascots and color combinations that were selected by the committee at the April 3 meeting.

NEXT STEPS:
April 8 - April 15:  We will conduct an on-line student and staff poll of the mascot and colors identified by the committee on April 3.  This poll will go to those students in grades 6-9 who will live in the Gallatin High School Boundary.  The results of this poll will be used to further narrow the list of suggested mascots and colors, prior to the community poll.

April 8:  Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:45pm, Willson Building - administration will provide an update regarding the process and timeline.  Public is invited to attend and provide comment to the Board.

Mid-April:  Using the results (top votes) of the student and staff poll, we will conduct an on-line community poll.  The results of this poll will be used to provide guidance to the transition committee in making their final recommendation to the Board. (When the community poll is open, a link will be placed on this page.)

End-of-April:  If needed, we will conduct a second student poll to provide further information regarding mascot and colors for the transition committee consideration.

May 13:  Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:45pm, Willson Building - administration will present committee recommendation regarding mascot and colors.  Public is invited to attend and provide comment for Board consideration.  Public comment is always taken before any final decision is made.


Community Suggestions for Mascot & Colors

To avoid confusion we cannot use the colors and/or mascot from another AA High School.  Below are mascots and colors for the AA High Schools, BSD7 Elementary Schools as well as local Middle Schools. 

AA High Schools

Belgrade High Panthers Green/White
Billings Senior Broncs Orange/Black
Billings Skyview Falcons Blue/Silver/White
Billings West Golden Bears Black/Yellow-Gold
Bozeman High Hawks Red/Black
Butte High Bulldogs Purple/White
​Great Falls CMR     Rustlers                   Green/Gold
​Great Falls High      Bison                       Blue/White
Helena Capital Bruins Brown/Gold
Helena High Bengals Maroon/Silver
Kalispell Flathead Braves/Bravettes Black/Orange
Kalispell Glacier Wolfpack Blue/Green
Missoula Big Sky Eagles Blue/Gold
Missoula Hellgate Knights Red/Gold
Missoula Sentinel Spartans Purple/Gold       

BSD7 Schools

Chief Joseph Eagles
Sacajawea Falcons
Emily Dickinson Huskies
Hawthorne Hedgehogs
Hyalite Hikers
Irving Owls
Longfellow Lynx
Meadowlark Meadowlarks
Morning Star None
Whittier Wildcats

Local Schools (feed into Bozeman High School District)

Anderson Panthers
Cottonwood
Gallatin Gateway Gators
LaMotte Bears
Malmborg
Monforton Wildcats

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