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General Information

Kalispell Middle School is a three-year educational facility offering a comprehensive program for students Grades 6-7-8.  The mission of Kalispell Middle School is to produce contributing members of America’s diverse society.  We stimulate intellectual curiosity within a school environment where students feel a sense of safety, community and ownership.  We promote pride in individual achievement and help students meet their potential by instilling the value of accomplishment based on good behavior, work and effort.

Kalispell Middle School has a population of approximately 1030 students Grades 6-7-8.  We are a middle school with teaming at each grade level.  Each team at each grade level has a period of team planning set aside for planning of cross-curricular work;  team time for meeting with parents and students;  planning of test scheduling;  planning homework load;  scheduling weekly agenda; planning awards assemblies.  Each team has the flexibility to block core classes to accommodate for labs, field trips, projects.

KMS has three teams at Grade 6 each teaching the subjects of Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.  Grade 6 students receive Health Enhancement each day.  Grade 6 students have six core periods for instruction with one period of encore or elective classes.  Students may select a full year of music or the encore wheel.   In the wheel the student takes a nine weeks rotation of Art, Family and Consumer Science, Keyboarding, Technology Education. To view individual course sections, click HERE

Grades 7 and 8 have three teams each grade level.  Those core teams consist five educators on each team teaching English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science or Health Enhancement.  Students at the Grade 7 and 8 level have two encore  periods broken into 12 week long trimesters.  The encore choices are in eight fields of emphasis:  STEM, Art, Industial Tech, World Languages, Information Technology, Social Studies, Family and Consumer Science and Music.  To view individual course sections, click HERE.

Before a student moves from KMS to one of our two high schools the student has to have taken an encore class from each of the six areas of emphasis so the student has sampled all areas to be able to make better choices at the high school level where the schools have a career track emphasis.