The kindergarten students did an excellent job performing for family and friends at the Native American Program Monday evening. This is a yearly tradition that takes place right before Thanksgiving and is organized and put on by elementary counselor and middle school teacher, Mrs. McKay, with help from kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Sturtz and Mrs. Klein. Great job Kindergarteners!
Dear Ennis Mustang Families and Ennis Community, First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving! It was a very short week here at school and it was apparent that there is excitement in the air about the extended break coming up! I am hoping that everyone gets the opportunity to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. Just a reminder, no school tomorrow! There is a special school board meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 24th at 8am in the HS lobby to discuss the possibility of canceling a bus route and for the board to approve the bond committee action plan. The bond committee is made up of administration, trustees, and community members and will be responsible for getting important building information out to the voters so they can make an informed decision. You will be seeing more information throughout the Ennis School District on the project as well as Frequently Asked Questions. We strongly encourage folks to read the information and the FAQs to learn more. This project is a very large scale project to accommodate current and future growth, enhance a safe and positive learning environment, and improve site safety. All building information is on the school website www.ennissschools.org. As far as the bus route discussion is concerned, the trustees will discuss the possibility of canceling a route as we will be short a driver in a couple weeks. This will be only discussion tomorrow with no action being taken. Our covid numbers continue to stay low, which I am happy to announce that there were no new covid-19 cases this week at school. This marks two weeks in a row of no cases, which is great. We appreciate everyone’s attention to minimizing the spread and keeping your children home if they are sick. We have been very pleased in keeping our doors open! That’s all for now. We need to continue our efforts in working together and moving in a positive direction. Happy Thanksgiving.
Just a reminder to all families that school will be in session just Monday and Tuesday this week. There will be no school Wednesday through Friday to allow families travel time for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!
Dear Ennis Mustang Families and Community, We hope that you had a great week and are geared up for a great weekend! It is hard to believe how fast this school year is going and that next week is Thanksgiving. Just a reminder that there is no school next Wednesday so families have an extra day for travel and holiday preparation. High school basketball started yesterday and our numbers are in the high teens for HS girls and mid twenties for HS boys. In addition to HS BB, we are well underway with our JH boy’s BB season and HS speech,drama and debate. Our students are very involved not only in academics, but extra curricular activities as well. Very proud of our students! We are pleased to announce there were no positive covid-19 cases reported at the school this week. Our numbers have been minimal over the course of the past several weeks, but we all need to continue our vigilance and to keep sick kids at home. Thanks for all your help! The resolution for the bond election was approved Tuesday at a special meeting. A bond resolution needs to be adopted by the trustees at least 70 days before an election. With this resolution being adopted, the election will be February 8th. We strongly encourage you to contact the school with any questions, comments or concerns. Your voice is valuable to us and to this project. The bond committee will meet on Monday to continue their planning efforts to get more information out to the community on a broader scale. We are also finishing up an FAQ to go with the building information. We encourage you to visit the school website to understand the project further. With our current bus driver shortage, there will be a special school board meeting on Wednesday, November 24th at 8am to discuss the possibility of cancelling a bus route. Your attendance at this meeting is encouraged. We also encourage you to contact the school if you are interested in driving. If the board was to eliminate a route, the school would be obligated to pay an individual transportation contract to families who reside in the district and that live further than three miles from the school. We continue our efforts to keep our route driver positions filled, but unfortunately we have come up short.
Happy Friday! Just a reminder that the girls HS VB team will play at noon today at the divisional tournament and will take on Seely Swan. This game will be streamed on the NFHS network. All bracket information is on the school website. GO MUSTANGS!! The monthly school board meeting is next Wednesday, November 10th at 5:30pm. A major item on that agenda will be reviewing bond election language for our building project. We will be getting additional building information out in the community with informational boards being placed at businesses around town. We do encourage you to contact the school if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Your voice is very important to us and to this project! We have an incredible student newspaper on the school website called “Mustang Monthly.” You can find this newspaper under the NEWS section of the website. This newspaper is added monthly to the website, so please spread the word. Staffing continues to be an issue with a critical shortage of drivers and custodians. We have had to make the difficult decision to close routes on occasion due to the lack of drivers. This is a trend at the local, state, and national level. We need your help in spreading the word or applying for a driving position. Custodial wise, we could use one more full time person and would entertain a part-time position. If interested in any of these positions, please contact the school. This week the following Covid-19 cases were reported - ELEM-2, JH-0, HS-0, STAFF-0. The last date of exposure from the positive case in the elementary was on Tuesday, November 2. With the other case, there was no known exposure at the school. These numbers could change due to pending tests. We cannot stress enough the importance of keeping your child home when they are sick. Your efforts are appreciated! I hope that all of you have a fun-filled weekend planned with family and friends. Thank you for your continued support of our school! GO MUSTANGS!
Divisional Volleyball Bracket!!! Please visit the following link to view the bracket for the Western C Divisional VB Tournament this Thursday-Saturday at Manhattan Christian - https://5il.co/11d0a. Best of Luck to our Lady Mustangs!!
APPLICANTS NEEDED ASAP!!! We continue to search for route, sub, and activity drivers for this school year. We do not want to shut down any routes or activity trips. Please contact the school for further details.
Picture Day! Just a reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 2nd) is Picture Day.
Congratulations to the Ennis Cross Country athletes and coaches. The boys placed 4th overall and the girls 11th! We are very proud of their dedication and representation of our school! GO MUSTANGS!!
Tonight's VB matches versus Shields Valley is a go! JV starts at 5pm followed by the varsity. It is Pink Out for breast cancer awareness as well as Senior Night. Come out and cheer on our girls and support a great cause!
School start time is tenatively delayed until 10am due to weather. All morning bus routes canceled. Will assess the situation throughout the day and will keep families informed.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Thursday, Sept. 29th from 1-6 p.m. School will release at noon. Elementary parents received a scheduled time for their conference and 6th-12th parents may schedule individually with their student's teacher or they may drop in when teachers have an open time. See you then!
Please visit https://5il.co/zg73 to view updated and current building project information. Please also click on the Ennis Schools Facility Expansion tab at the top of the school website for all the details associated with the project!
Homecoming Week Fun! The students are busy working on Homecoming this week. They have many competitions throughout the week to see which class comes out as the winners. These competitions involve the dress-up days, bonfire items, spirit posters, class competitions, and the floats. Please join us for the bonfire Wednesday night at 7pm, school wide parade at 1:15pm on Friday, the volleyball game on Friday at 4pm, and the football game Friday night at 7pm.
Please come out to the BBQ and bonfire on Wednesday, September 21st at 6pm! We will grill up some hotdogs, serve some ice cream and start the bonfire around 7pm. This will be happening at the elementary playground and football field. Come out and enjoy our outdoor facilitates and relax! We will also have information on our building project.
The JH VB game scheduled for 3:30 this afternoon (9/9/21) versus Twin Bridges has been canceled. We will send our more information if this game will be rescheduled.
We have an excellent Ennis Continuing Education (Adult Education)offering ready for the fall! Please check out this link for additional information! https://5il.co/yf83
We have a lot of students taking advantage of the nice weather to walk or ride bikes to school. This is so great to see. We will continue to remind students about using crosswalks and how to safely walk to and from school. Please help on the homefront with this education as well. Finally, let's all be extra watchful in keeping our kids safe on the way to and from school.
Just a reminder that there is no school next Monday since it is Labor Day. School will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7th. Enjoy the three day weekend!
Colt Club update: as mentioned in the welcome back letter, Colt Club is still up in the air while we see how the first month of the school year goes with COVID and we also work to staff this after school program for the year. The original start date posted on the website showed that it was to begin on Tuesday, August 31st - this has been postponed at this time. If you know of anyone interested in working Colt Club, please direct them to Elementary Principal, Brian Hilton. Interested persons will need to fill out an application and go through a background check to be considered.
We are off and running here at Ennis Schools! It has been an incredibly busy and positive week. Dr. Gerry Nolan was a guest speaker for the staff on Monday with the message "Self Care, Self Love" and it was very well received. Monday night we kicked off our staff appreciation BBQ which was a hit as well! Mr. Hilton (Principal), Mark Womacks (School Counselor), and Dino Fanelli (Trustee) kept very busy flipping burger and turning bratwursts! Very excited to be back and seeing our students this week! Thanks everyone for your continued support!
CUSTODIAN NEEDED! We are searching for one additional custodian to join our team. Excellent benefits and competitive wages! Contact Superintendent Casey Klasna for further information at 406-682-4258.
Please check out the Job Opportunities tab for updated job openings. These positions offer excellent benefits and competitive wages! The most recent opening is a Title I Paraprofessional position combined with K-3 Music. Contact Supt. Casey Klasna at 406-682-4258 for more information.
MEDICAL INSURANCE!! We have positions currently available that offer EXCELLENCE BENEFITS! 2 full time custodial positions available, up to $740/month in health insurance, life insurance, paid holidays, 3 personal days, sick and vacation per law. $15/hr starting wage. Please contact Supt. Klasna @ 682-4258 for more information!
The building project was discussed at length tonight at the regular board meeting. The consensus was to continue discussions at the August 9th board meeting with the possibility of approving moving forward with the design. Great progress has been made in developing a design to accommodate student growth and site safety. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to become familiar with the project by clicking the Facility Expansion tab. Please contact the school at 406-682-4258 if you have any questions.
ATTENTION!! We are seeking bus drivers and custodians for the 2021-2022 school year. Competitive pay and great benefits! Please check out the Job Opportunities tab for detailed information or call Supt. Casey Klasna at 406-682-4258.
Board meeting is Monday, July 12th at 5:30 @ the HS. Please check out the building project link at the top of the web page for detailed information of the building project. If you have any questions, please call 682-4258!
SPORT'S PHYSICALS will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd from 9am-4:30pm at the school cafeteria located through the elementary school entrance. Grades 6-8 will be from 9am-12pm and grades 9-12 will be from 1pm-4:30pm. The Madison Valley Medical Center will have providers onsite. The cost will be $25 made payable to MVMC. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Please be sure to click on the Ennis Schools Facility Expansion link at the top of the webpage to view important documents regarding our building project. As always, we encourage your feedback.
A Special Board Meeting will be held at Ennis High School, Friday, June 18th at 7am to consider the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans as required by the American Rescue Plan. Districts are to publish this plan on their website by June 24th. This plan to be considered is a living document that will be discussed at future board meetings and may be updated by the trustees.
Two custodians needed immediately! AWESOME benefits and starting pay is $15/hr DOE. Benefits include 3 personal days, vacation and sick per law, holiday pay, life insurance, and up to $740 per month paid towards health insurance. Please contact Supt. Casey Klasna to learn more about the position @ 406-682-4258
A few reminders and a thank you: Just a reminder that tomorrow (Friday, June 4th) is the last day of school and will be a shortened school day. Students will be released at 11 a.m. after checking out of their classes. Breakfast and lunch will not be served tomorrow due to the shortened day. Report cards will be mailed out early next week. Finally, I want to thank all of our students, staff, and parents for an excellent school year and for the parent and community support as we navigated the challenges of a school year in a pandemic. I hope you all have a great summer!
The K-4 students had awesome weather for Elementary Track Day yesterday! It was a lot of fun to see all the students compete and cheer each other on and a great way to help wind down the school year. Thanks to Mrs. McNally for organizing the track meet and all the staff and JH track students who helped run it.
The kindergarten students held two performances of the Kindergarten Native American Program yesterday. They performed once for the student body and once for parents. It was great to be able to get this in before the school year was out since it was cancelled over Thanksgiving last fall. They did an excellent job as always - great job Kindergarteners!
Please click on the Orange Tab in the website header to view updated information on the building expansion project. Like always, contact the school if you have any questions!
Our softball girls fell to Stillwater (Columbus) 2-1 during first round action at the state softball tourney in Florence. Lady Mustangs will play Friday at 12pm against the loser of MAC (Mission/Arlee/Charlo) /Huntley Project game.
Congratulations to our softball girls and coaches on making history and qualifying for the state BC softball tourney! Girls take on Stillwater (Columbus) at 10am Thursday in Florence. Also, Congratulations to the Mustang Track athletes for qualifying for the State C track meet in Missoula this Friday and Saturday. We are proud of you!
Lady Mustang Softball took care of business today at the Western B-C Divisional Tournament and rolled over Loyola 15-5. Lady Mustangs will play at 10am Friday.
Looking to be part of a great team? Ennis Schools has employment opportunities with EXCELLENT BENEFITS! Currently we are in search of custodians, a cook's helper, and route drivers. Please visit the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" tab to learn more!
The Ennis Schools staff would like to thank everyone for the kind gestures during staff appreciation week last week. We are so thankful to live and work in this generous and supportive community. Thank you so much for all you do to support the students, staff, and school district.
Juniors decorated all day yesterday for Prom. So now things are looking rather festive in the high school lobby and gym. Doors will be open for Prom on Saturday, May 8 at 7pm with Grand March starting at 7:30pm. Per School Board directive, only 2 parents per EHS student at Prom are allowed to come in to view the Grand March and it will not be open to the public. Parents are asked to remain in the bleachers. Prom will be over at Midnight. We are looking forward to a fun night of dancing!
The high school drama kids have put in a long week getting ready for their performances. Last night was dress rehearsal. Today and tomorrow are matinee performances for the junior high and elementary students. Night performances start at 7pm both Thursday and Friday night. If you are planning to attend, please note that masks are required. Adult tickets are $6 and students are $5.
We are actively searching for bus drivers! Currently, there are three (3) route positions open for next year. Starting pay is $17/hr and we will train! Time commitment is approximately 4 hours a day and during the school year only. Please contact Superintendent Casey Klasna if you are interested!
Please check out the NEWS section for the spring newsletter, Scoop from the Supt. as well as the Job Opportunities tab for updated employment opportunities.
Your input is needed for the planning stages of our HS facility expansion. Click on this link to access the survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Parents-Community
Please check out the Job Opportunities tab to view current openings. Looking for 2 Bus Route Drivers as well as an Assistant School Secretary.
Please check out the NEWS section for the Building Expansion Survey as well as the April Edition of Mustang Monthly.
Ennis Schools is in search for two (2) Bus Route Drivers for the 2021-2022 School Year! Please click on Job Opportunities to learn more about the position and feel free to call Supt. Casey Klasna at 406-682-4258.
3/29/21 – 4/10/21 – WeeklyActivity Schedule and Fan Attendance Masks and Social Distancing are recommended at all Home Events 4/1/21 – HS Softball vs Ananconda – 4pm – 1 VARSITYGAME 4/3/21 – 4/10/21 – SPRING BREAK – No athleticcontests – coaches will communicate practice schedule. (4//8 and 4/9 Golf cancelled).
The B.E.E.F. (Bringing Ennis Education Forward) Program rewards middle school students for academic achievement on quarter grades. Ennis Schools would like to thank the following local businesses for their continued support of the BEEF Program: ALLEY BISTRO, BYNEE'S, ENNIS PHARMACY, FISH BOWL, MADISON FOODS, NACHO MAMMA'S, SHEDHORN SPORTS, TRUE VALUE. Please get out and support these and all of our local businesses!
Just a reminder to all K-12 parents that Friday, March 19th is a vacation day. School will not be session that day. Enjoy the three day weekend! School resumes again on Monday, March 22nd.
Read Across America Week is over. Our students collected 300 pounds of pet food for our community's stray and rescue animals. Our students brought in $654 and our amazing Booster Club donated another $300. When we delivered the food we got to meet one of the fur babies that our donations will help. This is Cinder who was hit by a car. She was in labor and was due to have kittens any hour.
Custodian needed! Excellent benefits! Please click on "Job Opportunities" for further information.
Next week is Read Across America week for grades K-5. Dress up days for the week are: Monday, 3/1 - Tacky Day: forego all fashion rules. Tuesday, 3/2 - Blackout Day: wear black. Wednesday, 3/3 - Homeroom Wars: each homeroom picks a theme. Thursday, 3/4 - Charity Day: come together for a cause, wear animal ears. Friday, 3/5 - Neon Day: sunglasses suggested. If you have any questions, call Mrs. Pederson at 682-4258.
Ennis School District #52 is currently seeking applicants for a Continuing Education (Adult Education) Director for the 2021-2022 school year. This position is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and managing a valuable Continuing Education program for the shareholders of the Ennis and surrounding communities. Please contact Superintendent Casey Klasna for more information.
Check out the NEWS section for State Speech, Drama, and Debate results. Mustangs represented very well. Congratulations!
The Ennis Schools 2021 4th-8th grade Spelling Bee Champion is 7th grader Harper Leonard. Runner-up was 5th grader Celee Klasna and 2nd Runner-up was 6th grader Hannah Hale. The county bee has been cancelled this year, but Harper will have a chance to qualify for the State Bee this spring. Congratulations and great job to all participants who qualified for the School Bee, and best wishes to Harper on qualifying for the State Bee!
Just a reminder to students and parents that there is NO school next Monday, January 18th as it is a professional development and record keeping day for staff. Have a great weekend!
Ennis School District 52 is currently seeking two trustees for three-year terms. Anyone qualified for and interested in running for this position may pick up a petition from Ginger Martello at Ennis High School. Petition must be turned in at the Ennis School District Clerk’s office prior to 4 p.m. March 25, 2021. No candidate may appear on the ballot unless he or she meets this deadline. If you have any questions about the trustee positions, please call Superintendent Casey Klasna at 682-4258.
Just a reminder that Ennis Schools was granted a USDA waiver to offer meals to all students K-12 at no cost. Free meals start January 4th and continue throughout the school year. We are hoping that families take advantage of this service. If you have any questions, please contact the school!
Dear Ennis Grades 6-12 Families, This morning, January 1, the Ennis School District was notified by the Madison County Health Department that five students in grades 7-12 tested positive for COVID-19. The Madison County Health Department is currently in the process of investigating these specific cases and will be contacting individuals determined to be close contacts. Some families may have already been notified prior to receiving this letter. Investigating these cases takes time and we encourage you to answer your phone as it could be the Madison County Health Department. Even though we have not been in school since December 18th, there is a very good possibility that there will be close contacts identified due to students engaged in extracurricular activities throughout the break. If your child is not determined to be a close contact and you have not been contacted by the Madison County Health Department, then school will be business as usual on Monday, January 4th. For students determined to be close contacts, they will be expected to attend school through remote learning and follow the bell schedule as if they were in-person. We encourage students to contact their teachers if questions arise and to be consistent in checking their Gmail and Google Classroom. Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected. We recommend that any person who feels sick should stay home and seek out their medical provider for specific instructions. We remind families to be patient and understanding during this challenging time and we need your continued support. Our priority is to keep our school doors open and need your cooperation in helping make that happen. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.
Ennis Schools is currently accepting applications for an elementary school paraprofessional for the 20-21 school year. This job is approximately 37 hours/week and starting pay is DOE. This position offers up to $740/month in health insurance as well as accrual of sick and vacation leave per statute. For further information call Superintendent Casey Klasna at 682-4258.
This evening, Tuesday, December 22,the Ennis School District was notified by the Madison County Health Department that an Ennis High School student tested positive for COVID-19. The Madison County Health Department and Ennis Schools are currently in the process of investigating this specific case. The Madison County Health Department will be contacting individuals determined to be close contacts. It is possible that some families may have already been contacted. We are hopeful that this case only affects a minimal number of students. With the timing of this case, in-person instruction will not be affected and we are prepared for a safe return to school on Monday, January 4th. School officials will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available. Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected. We recommend that any person who feels sick should stay home and seek out their medical provider for specific instructions. We remind families to be patient and understanding during this challenging time. Our priority is to keep our school doors open and need your cooperation in helping make that happen. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.
This evening, Friday, December 18,the Ennis School District was notified by the Madison County Health Department that an Ennis High School student tested positive for COVID-19. The Madison County Health Department is currently in the process of investigating this specific case and contacting individuals determined to be close contacts. We are hopeful that this case only affects a minimal number of students. Fortunately, in-person instruction will not be affected and we are prepared for a safe return to school on Monday, January 4th. School officials will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available. Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected. We recommend that any person who feels sick should stay home and seek out their medical provider for specific instructions. We remind families to be patient and understanding during this challenging time. Our priority is to keep our school doors open and need your cooperation in helping make that happen. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.
Remote learning will continue tomorrow, Thursday, December 10th for grades 9-12. We anticipate that we will resume in-person instruction on Friday, December 11th. Please see NEWS section for additional information.
Thank you, Lion's Club! Despite the Holiday Concert being cancelled this year due to Covid 19, the Lion's Club continued their tradition of providing bags of candy for kids by bringing in bags to distribute to all K-12 students. They also generously donated $500 to go towards winter gear for students in need. Thank you, Lion's Club, for your spirit of service and for all the great things you do for our school and community!
Please see NEWS section for the Scoop from the Supt. Fall Newsletter!
Please see NEWS section for school board decision for 6-12 remote learning 11/16-11/29.
EMERGENCY BOARD MEETING today at 12:00pm to consider transitioning to remote learning starting Monday, November 16th and continuing through November 29th due to a critical staffing and substitute shortage. This meeting is through ZOOM, so please contact Sally at the High School office at 682-4258 or D'awn at the Elementary Office at 682-4237 for meeting information.
Thank you Veterans! The Ennis Schools students and staff would like to take this moment to thank all of our Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice. Thank you for your service and for embodying the spirit of America. You will always have our gratitude and respect.
School staff dressed up today to honor our school nurse, Whitney Marsh, for all her hard work, efforts, and being on the front line during the Covid Pandemic. Thank you Nurse Marsh! We also would like to thank all our medical staff at the Madison Valley Medical Center for all they do as well! We appreciate you!
Fell to Gardiner in game 4. Way to fight Lady Mustangs
Mustangs staying alive. Won match #3, 25-22.
Fell short in match #2, 25-22
District volleyball tournament action in Gardiner. Mustangs fall short in match #1, 25-18.
There will be a Pumpkin Giveaway Wednesday, Oct. 21st right after school by the elementary drop off/pick up zone! Bus students will also be given the opportunity to grab a pumpkin on the way out to the buses! Students and parents will need to wear masks and grab a pumpkin quickly so we don't get a large group of people congregating in one location for an extended period of time. Thank you to Remax for supplying the pumpkins for students.
K-12 parent reminders: Tuesday, Oct. 13th will be run on a Friday schedule so school will release at 2 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences will run from 2-8:00 p.m. and will be done virtually. P/T conference information was sent out last week - please call with questions. There will be NO SCHOOL Oct. 14,15, and 16. Have a great week!
What a great Homecoming week despite the circumstances and challenges we experience on a daily basis. Very impressed with how our plans came together for our staff and students to celebrate Homecoming. A big THANK YOU to Ms. Newman and the staff in making everything run smoothly. CONGRATULATIONS to our student athletes on their victories! GO MUSTANGS!
Best of Luck to our Mustangs today and tomorrow! Please look at the NEWS section to view our monthly student newsletter "The Mustang Monthly." Our students once again knocked it out of the park!
It's Homecoming Week, October 5-10! The pep rally on Thursday is for school staff and students only, no public allowed. We will have a "reverse parade" on Friday. The public will drive one-way, South on Charles St. from Hwy 287 and out Ennis St. to see the elementary students and junior high/high school floats. The gate at the elementary school will be open at 1:30 and close at 1:45 when the parade ends. Let's all cooperate and help our students have the best Homecoming we can!
HELP WANTED!!!! Ennis Schools is seeking applicants for the following positions: COOKS HELPER (25 hours/week with benefits), SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, ACTIVITY BUS DRIVERS, and SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS. Please contact Superintendent Casey Klasna if interested at 406-682-4258
Mask update for K-4: Due to the number of active Covid-19 cases in Madison County reaching four (4) or more, K-4 students will now follow the same mask directive as grades 5-12 in accordance with directives from the State of Montana. This means K-4 students will be wearing masks considerably more during the day. Teachers will instruct students on the times they can remove their masks according to the directives outlined in Policy 1905.
Our lower playground is currently under construction and will have a brand new look! The upgrade will include a new basketball/volleyball court at our lower playground just north of the FB field. The court surface will be a composite surface with school colors, lines, and brand new hoops. The hoops on the main court will be 10' hoops and the side hoops will be lowered to accommodate our younger kids. This project is being funded through a Land Water Conservation Fund grant the district received a year ago.
GO MUSTANGS!! Wow, it was so good to be back to school with a school full of kids. Our enrollment has increased by 22 kids, which is outstanding. This was the first day back since March 13th! The excitement was incredible and I just cannot thank everyone enough. I realize that not everything is perfect, but all we can do is just keep working together and offering as much as support as possible. We ask that you continue being patient and understanding. If you have questions, please give us a call.
Just a reminder that fan attendance to our sporting events is limited at this time to four (4) family members per participating athlete. Masks will be required indoors and will be highly recommended but optional for outdoors at this time. This was agreed upon by the Madison County Schools and the County Board of Health. We will assess fan attendance and keep you updated as we go. We appreciate your understanding.
Greetings Ennis Parents and Community. After much discussion at the August 12, 2020 school board meeting, the school reopening plan was reconsidered and the vote was to return to school 5 days a week with restrictions. Please be patient as we update our previous plan. We hope that we can share that with you soon. This plan continues to be a working document and is subject to change. Thanks for your patience, understanding, and support.
CUSTODIANS NEEDED! Ennis Schools is in search of two (2) full time custodians for the 2020-2021 school year. $12.25 /hour DOE, up to $740/month for health insurance (BCBS), life insurance policy, personal days , sick and vacation per law. Willing to be flexible with work schedule! If interested, please call Superintendent Casey Klasna at 406-682-4258
Just a reminder that our regular meeting is Wednesday, August 12th at 5pm. This is also our annual budget meeting. This meeting will be in person in the HS gym and offered digitally as well, especially for those who are high risk. If you need more information on attending the meeting digitally please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-682-4258.
Dear Ennis Mustang Families and Community, We want to keep you informed on our plans for reopening school to in person instruction on August 26th. The details of how that will exactly look are adamantly being discussed and worked on. Please know that the decision to reopen schools is a local decision that will be approved by the school board. Currently, we are in Phase II of the Governor's Reopening of the Big Sky Plan and we are following guidance to open up our school in Phase II. Our committee will have a DRAFT plan for the trustees to consider next week. Tentatively, there is a special meeting on Tuesday, July 28th at 5pm to consider a plan for reopening. Please be checking the school website or call for meeting details. We are using guidance from the Governor's Office, The Montana Office of Public Instruction, the CDC, as well as working with local health officials for reopening. We understand the importance of opening our school up to students and doing our part to keep our students, staff, and community safe. We encourage you to get the Ennis Mustangs mobile APP on your devices to keep up with the happenings at the school. The APP is in your Google Play or Apple store. I cannot stress enough how thankful we are for the great community we live in. We are hoping to have a plan approved next week so families can start planning. Your patience and understanding does not go unnoticed.
Ennis Schools is seeking two full time custodians for the 2020-2021 school year. Pay is DOE with $740/month applied to health insurance. Benefits also include vacation, sick, and personal days. If interested, please contact Supt. Casey Klasna at 406-682-4258.
Regular school board meeting is July 15th at 5pm in the High School lobby. Social distancing will be required. Public may also contact the office at 682-4258 for information to attend digitally.
Student Check Out 5/28 and 5/29: Emails were sent out to parents about student check out procedures for K-12 students. Please call the elementary or JH/HS offices if you have questions.
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3 Rivers Shout Out: Our sincere thanks go out to the 3 Rivers crew for all they are doing to help provide students and families with internet during the school closure so students can move forward with online learning. Their efforts have been outstanding. Thank you so much.
Dear Ennis Mustang Families, Today, March 24th, Montana Governor Steve Bullock extended K-12 Public School closures to April 10th. In regards to this closure, the entire staff at Ennis Schools continues to work extremely hard on offsite learning for your children. Please continue to help guide your child through this closure and please keep in communication with your child’s teacher(s). We are doing everything we can to make this uncertain time as comfortable as we can for students and their families. Please keep checking the school website for updates and please contact the school if you have any questions. Sincerely, Casey Klasna - Superintendent
Emergency Board Meeting to consider adopting "A Declaration of Unforeseen Emergency." Wednesday, March 18 @ 11am
Good Evening Mustang Family, Governor Bullock orders the closure of Montana Public K-12 schools for a two week period. The closure starts Monday, March 16 and ends Friday, March 27. Please continue to visit the website for updated information. Thanks so much for your understanding and support. https://www.montanarightnow.com/coronavirus/governor-announces-closure-of-montana-schools-for-two-weeks/article_4e03b582-670f-11ea-8016-47cc704ad29a.html
ATTENTION: There is no school for students tomorrow, Monday, March 16. The board approved a staff work day to prepare if there is school closure due to COVID-19. School will resume, Tuesday, March 17 and be business as usual. Sorry for any inconveniences. Please be checking the school website for updates.
Emergency Board Meeting, Sunday, March 15th @1pm in Rm #3 of the HS to discuss district's preparedness for COVID-19.
Prom has been canceled for March 14th. Please see NEWS section for details. We do sincerely apologize for any inconveniences.
A great man was honored tonight at the home basketball games against Twin. The Ennis Booster Club presented the McKitrick family with the "Honorary E" in honor of Mel McKitrick, who served the students of Ennis for over 40 years as a driver and loyal Mustang fan. In addition, the softball fields and bus barn are now named, "The Mel McKitrick Memorial Complex." Very fitting to say the least.
The Annual Skate with Santa Event is going on at the Virginia City Ice Rink this Saturday, Dec. 21st from 1-3 p.m. Santa will be there with his elves handing out gifts!
Strategic Planning was a great success last night! Thanks to the trustees, staff, and community for your attendance and involvement. Your efforts in making Ennis Schools a great place for kids are appreciated!
Just a reminder that Strategic Planning is Monday, November 18 at 4pm in RM #3 of the HS.
Lady Mustangs fall to Charlo in 3 which marks the end of their season. Great season girls, we're proud of you!
Lady Mustangs down 2-0 against Charlo. Let's go girls!
Lady Mustangs fall to a very tough Manhattan Christian squad in 3. Will play 4pm Friday.
Lady Mustangs defeat Valley Christian in 3. Will take on Manhattan Christian at 5:30.
Just a reminder that school releases at noon tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 6th) for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Conferences will run from 1-6 p.m.
Please come out and cheer on our Lady Mustangs at the Divisional VB Tourney this week! First game is 1pm on Thursday. Bracket information is in the NEWS section of the website.
Lady Mustangs take set three, 25-13 and clinch the 12C District Championship to move on to Divisionals next week at Manhattan Christian. Bracket to follow on Monday. Great job girls!
Lady Mustangs take set two, 25-15
Championship vs. PBurg, Lady Mustangs win first set 25-15
Lady Mustangs win in 3 sets over Granite! Move on to tomorrow’s championship game!
Stangs win first two sets against Granite 25-12 and 25-14.
Lady Mustangs take the 4th set over Drummond 25-7 and win the match 3-1! They play Granite now at around 6:30 tonight.
Lady Mustangs regroup and win 3rd set against Drummond 25-14.
Lady Mustangs drop second set to Drummond 22-25. Match is tied at 1-1.
Lady Mustangs win first set vs Drummond 25-14
Lady Mustangs win game 3 against Lima, 25-16. They will play Drummond at 3:30 today.
Lady Mustangs win game 2 against Lima, 25-6
Lady Mustangs win game 1 against Lima, 25-16
Just a reminder that the Halloween Costume Parade is on Halloween at 2:30 p.m. It will begin at Mrs. Sturtz' Kindergarten and run through the High School and back.
Strategic Planning has been rescheduled for Monday, November 18th starting at 4:00 pm in Room #3 of the High School.
Strategic Planning with the Montana School Board Association for tonight has been canceled. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Please come out on cheer on our Lady Mustangs at the District VB Tourney this week! Bracket information is in the NEWS section of the website.
Strategic Planning with MTSBA will be Tuesday, October 29th from 4:00p.m. until 7:00p.m. This will be in Room #3 of the High School. The shareholders of the Ennis School District are invited to participate!
The Junior High Football game scheduled for Saturday, October 19th has been cancelled! Please spread the word!!!
REMINDER: We have a short week of school this week for MEA conventions. School will release at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday and will not resume until Monday, Oct. 21st.
Just a reminder that tomorrow (Oct. 2nd) is the Flu Immunization Clinic at Ennis Schools for Students and Staff from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Elementary. The community flu clinic is on Oct. 9th from 4-6 p.m. in the High School.
TIME CHANGE!!! The volleyball games versus Drummond, Saturday, September 28th will start at 1:00 now, not 2:30
Please come join us for food and fun on Wed., Sept. 25th at the Ennis Schools Open House and BBQ! The Open House and BBQ runs from 5:30-7:00 p.m. followed by the Homecoming Bonfire at 7:00 p.m. See you there!
Just a reminder that there is an early release from school on Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 1:00 p.m. NO COLT CLUB that day.
There was an error in our JH VB schedule. The lady Mustangs will now travel on Thursday, September 12 to West Yellowstone. 6th,7th, 8th grade games will be starting at 3:30. Bus will leave at 1:30. Sorry for the change.
The Annual Ennis Child Find is Wednesday, Sept. 18th. Child Find is a developmental screening day for children aged 0-5 to help determine whether a child is reaching developmental markers. To schedule an appointment, please call D'awn at the elementary school (682-4237).
Ennis Schools would like to invite all first responders to come and have lunch on September 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Thank you for all that you do!
Just a reminder that school starts Wednesday, August 28th! First Bell is at 7:55 a.m. with school starting at 8:00 a.m. School gets out at 3:15 p.m. for Elementary and 3:17 p.m. for JH and HS students. See you then!
WANTED!! Activity bus drivers and substitute route drivers. For more information, contact Superintendent Casey Klasna at 406-682-4258
Freshman Orientation will be Thursday, August 22 at 6:00p.m. in the High School lobby. This is a very important meeting for all in coming freshman. Hope to see you there!
Strategic Planning is canceled for tonight. Sorry for any inconvenience!
The Ennis Booster Club will be hosting a meeting Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30p.m. at the Ennis School Cafeteria.
Ennis Schools in cooperation with the Madison Valley Medical Center will be hosting a Sport's Physical Day on Tuesday, July 30th at the Ennis Elementary Cafeteria. Physicals for students in grades 6th-8th grade will be from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. and grades 9th-12th will be from 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. The MVMC will also have an educational ”booth” regarding healthy eating for athletes. Appropriate MVMC providers will conduct the physicals. Cost of the physical is $20 made payable to the Madsion Valley Medical Center. All students grades 6-12 who wish to participate in athletics, must have a sport's physical prior to the first day of practice. We hope to see you on July 30th! If you cannot make it, please make sure that your child has a physical prior to the first day of practice.
The Ennis Booster Club Elections and Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 4th @ 6:30p.m. in Room #3 of the High School. If you can make it, that would be great!
Come Join the EHS Drama Club for their production of "CSI: Wonderland," a modern day spoof of an old classic. The production will run Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 in the Elementary Gym. Cost is $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and Senior Citizens. On Friday, you can enjoy a three-course meal hosted by the FCCLA starting at 6:00 for $20 a plate (This includes the ticket for the play as well.) Call the school (682-4258) to reserve your dinner ticket. (Ticket for the play only will be purchased at the door.) Bring your family and enjoy the fun!
Rehearsals for the School Play are under way and the set is starting to take shape. The play involves a lot of hard work from the students and advisors but also volunteers. Jen Doney, Jack Finley, and Donna Jones are currently painting the play set. We appreciate the time and energy these volunteers put in to making the set come to life.
Reminder to all K-12 parents: there is no school on Monday. School will resume Tuesday. Have a great St. Patrick's Day weekend!
After Prom will be held on March 23 from 11:45pm until 4am. Registration will be open from 11:45pm-12:45am. Doors will be closed and locked at 12:45am. Information and After Prom Rules have been sent to all high school parents. Please look over and call with any questions.
Prom is quickly approaching on March 23! The doors will open at 8pm with the Grand March happening at 8:30pm. The dance will end at 11:30 with After Prom shortly thereafter.
Due to the Madison River now flowing over Highway 287 and the weather conditions as they are, we want students who are riding the Cameron bus that live past the river to get home as soon as they can to ensure their safety. The in town kids riding the Cameron Bus will need to be picked up by their guardians after school. The bus will be departing at 12:30 from Ennis Schools. Thank you.
Lady Mustangs end their season 3rd place in the Division. Since Charlo beat Arlee in the championship, we cannot challenge. Great season Lady Mustangs and coaches, we are very proud of you.
The 3rd-5th Grade Little Mustangs who have been practicing on the weekends will be playing at half time of the Boys and Girls Varsity games on Thursday, Feb. 7th. The boys will play at half time of the boys varsity game and the girls will play at half time of the girls game.
Senior Night is this Thursday, February 7th. If your are unable to make it and want to watch the games, the Varsity games will be streamed on the NFHS network starting at 5:30. The schedule is as follows: 4:00- JV Boys, 5:30- Varsity Boys, 7:00- Varsity Girls
The Strategic Planning meeting for Feb. 6th at 3:15 p.m. has been cancelled due to poor travel conditions for the facilitators.
Strategic Planning has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 6 @ 3:15. We welcome community participation. Your voice is so important!
The students helped celebrate Dave Walker's birthday this week. Mrs. Allen has been teaching music genres this month and invited Dave in to not only celebrate his birthday, but to also talk to kids about music genres. He shared pictures of him with The Beatles, Savoy Brown, performance at Carnegie Hall in New York and many more. Thanks Mrs. Allen for making this a fun filled day for kids and celebrating music!
Starting at 5pm tonight, the varsity games versus Lima will be streamed on the NFHS network.
Boys JV game tonight in Sheridan has been canceled. Schedule tonight is as follows - 4:30 1/2 JV girls, 5:30 VB, 7:00 VG.
STRATEGIC PLANNING THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT, JANUARY 23RD HAS BEEN CANCELED!!!!!!!
We welcome shareholders from the community to attend this week's strategic planning session with MTSBA. We are in year two of the strategic plan and we are making incredible gains in our district. We will meet January 23rd at 5p.m. to discuss the plan further and action plans moving forward. If you are coming, please contact the school to confirm your attendance!
January 21st was a teacher PIR (Pupil Instruction Related) day at Ennis Schools. All Staff received Smart Board Training from TEST out of Missoula. Due to the generous support from our community, we have Smart Boards in all classrooms for teachers to utilize in their teaching.. We cannot thank the community enough for their support!
Busy day this Friday with basketball! We will have JH girls starting at 3p.m. in the elementary gym and HS games will start at 1:00 in the HS gym. Please check the events portion of the website for details. Also, the girls and boys varsity games will be streamed live through the NFHS network starting at 5p.m.
HS basketball this Saturday, January 5th versus White Sulfur Springs will start at 2:30 with JV boys, 4:00 varsity girls, 5:30 varsity boys. Varsity games will be streamed starting at 4 through the NFHS network.
On behalf of Ennis Schools, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks for the continued support of our school, staff and students!
The Art Mobile is in Ennis Friday, November 30 in the Junior High Commons area. Our students will be able to enjoy and learn about different artists. There will be an open house from 5-7pm for the public.
Reminder: School releases early (2:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, Nov. 20th for Thanksgiving break. School will resume on Monday, Nov. 26th. Happy Thanksgiving!
What an outstanding crowd this morning for our annual Doughnuts for Dads. We served 192 kids and 110 dads! Thank you to all the dads, grandpas, guardians, etc., for attending and being a very important part of your child's education. Also, a huge thank you to the lunch staff and teachers who helped make this a success.
Reminder - Early Release Thursday, Nov. 15th at Noon for P/T Conferences. Conferences will run from 1-6 p.m.
Reminder: Doughnuts for Dads is this Wednesday, Nov. 14th from 7:15 - 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria. Students - please invite your Dads or another important male figure in your life to enjoy a doughnut and to thank them for all they do!
Lady Mustangs lose 3-0 to Bridger. Congratulations to our players and coaches on a great season. It didn’t go at state like they hoped, but Mustang Pride lives on.
Lady Mustangs drop second set 25-19. You can do it ladies!
Lady Mustangs taking on Bridger this afternoon. Dropped the first set, but picked up some momentum going into the 2nd. Go Mustangs!
Mustangs fall to Belt in five. Play tomorrow at 2:00. You can do it ladies!
Belt takes 4th set, we have a barn burner folks! Come on Mustangs!
Lady Mustangs take 3rd set 25-17! Up 2-1 in the match!
Lady Mustangs take second set 25-19 and are knotted at 1 set each with Belt!
Lady Mustangs drop first set against Belt 25-21 in second round action.
Lady Mustangs take 4th set and win 3-1. They play Belt tonight at 8:00. Go Mustangs!!!
Lady Mustangs take 3rd set 25-20! Up 2-1 in the match!
Lady Mustangs drop 2nd set to Scobey 25-18. We are tied at 1-1.
Lady Mustangs take first set against the Scobey Spartans 25-18!
State tournament time for our Lady Mustangs! They will take on Scobey at 4:00p.m. This game will be streamed live through the NFHS network. If you cannot make it to the game, take advantage of watching it on the NFHS network. GO MUSTANGS!!
The Lady Mustangs will play at 4pm Thursday against the Scobey Spartans. Please check out the NEWS section for the bracket. Good Luck MUSTANGS!!
Congratulations to the Lady Mustang Volleyball team on their 2nd place finish at the Divisional tournament and for qualifying for the State tourney next week!
Lady Mustangs beat a scrappy Charlo Viking team 3-0 tonight to move on to play Gardiner tomorrow morning at 11 am. The winner of that game plays Manhattan Christian for the Divisional championship.
The Lady Mustangs are getting ready to take on Charlo for the right to play tomorrow morning. Go Mustangs!
The Lady Mustangs stay alive in the Divisional tournament defeating Plains 3-0. They will play again tonight at 7 pm. Their opponent is still being determined. Good luck Lady Mustangs!
Lady Mustangs fall short to Gardiner in Divisional VB action 3-2. They will play at 2:30 today and play the winner of ClarkFork/Plains. Go Mustangs!
Don't forget the Elementary Halloween Costume parade at 2:30 p.m. today!
The Ennis volleyball team is heading to their divisional tournament this weekend at Manhattan Christian. Their first game is this Thursday at 2:30. Come cheer on the Lady Mustangs!
Great season to the Ennis High School football team and coaches. They faced a tough Culbertson squad in first round playoffs and fell short. Your school and community are very proud of your hard work.
Congratulations to the Lady Mustangs in their semifinal victory tonight against Twin @ the District VB Tourney . They will play Friday at 2pm in the chip. GO MUSTANGS!
Good Luck to all of our coaches and student athletes in the post season. Please check out the NEWS section for the brackets. Football will travel and take on the Culbertson Cowboys this Saturday, October 27th at 1p.m. Volleyball travels to Manhattan Christian and will play Thursday, October 25th at 11am.
CUSTODIAN NEEDED IMMEDIATELY for 2018-2019!!!! OUTSTANDING BENEFITS!! Please check out JOB OPPORTUNITIES on the website for more information or call SUPT. Casey Klasna @ 682-4258.
Cross Country runners will be competing for their state meet in Missoula this Saturday, October 20. Wish them luck!
HUNTERS FEED ART CONTEST WINNERS! As told my Mrs. Johnson: "The Chamber of Commerce came to Mrs. Johnson's HS Art Class and asked the students to design a Hunters Feed Poster for this year. They wanted to make it a Judged Competition. They thought everyone did such a great job they had a difficult time picking 1 so they picked 5 winners! Huge shout out to these students. Keep your eyes out around town to see their work on display soon!"
Senior night for football is this Friday, October 5 before the game versus Lone Peak. We will honor the senior football players and their families at 6:30 pm. Come cheer on the Mustangs and our seniors at their last home game!
Parents of students 6-12 - Please remember to use Charles Street in front of the High School to drop off and pick up your children. Please proceed to Steffen Street to exit the campus. We want to ensure a safe arrival and departure for students. Thanks for your cooperation!!
JV football has been scheduled for 4pm in Alberton on Monday, September 24
The volleyball games this Thursday, September 13 against Twin Bridges will be live streamed through the NFHS network. Click on the link in the black portion of the Home Page that says "NFHS Live Streaming." The games will start at 4p.m.!
Homecoming week is going fast! Don't forget the parade Friday, 9/7 at 1 pm. The varsity football game starts at 7 pm that night. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at halftime. There is going to be a dance on Saturday, 9/8 from 8-11 pm. Come out and support the kids!
Please join us Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Ennis School open house, BBQ, and bonfire. The open house starts at 5:30, BBQ at 6:15 and bonfire at 7p.m. Help us celebrate all the great things happening at our school!
Homecoming is September 4-7 and we have quite a few things going on! Wednesday, 9/5 is the open house at 5:30, BBQ at 6:15, and the bonfire at 7:00 pm. The parade will be on Friday, 9/7 at 1:00 pm. Please see the events calendar for the sports schedule. It'll be a fun week!
Thank You Firefighters! Ennis Schools would like to thank all of the firefighters who have been working on the Wigwam, Monument, and other fires in the area. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed - thank you for all you do!
Just a reminder, both gymnasiums will be closed starting July 23rd to the start of school due to refinishing the floors. This is the last week for open gyms.
Breaking ground for our new storage facility and weight room expansion. Approximately 1600 square feet will be added for school storage and 400 square feet added to our weight room. This will allow direct supervision from the gym to weight room. A definite need for the safety of our students and staff!
On behalf of Ennis Schools, we thank you so much for your continued support of kids. Our general fund levy passed 770-384. We are very thankful that we have such a great community!
Today, May 8th is the last day to cast your vote for the school election. It is mail ballot only. Please call if you have questions. Thanks for your support!
Sneak Preview of "All About Manni"! Join the 3rd Grade Classes at the Madison County Public Library to see the rest of the Art Display today from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In addition, an Opening Art Reception will be held. 3rd Grade Authors and Illustrators have created books based off of Manni the Art Manikin. You will be able to view the stories and art they have created by reading each Book! Titles range from "Manni Likes to Get Groovy" to "Manni the Baseball Star". Please join us for an evening full of Fun, Art, and Reading!
The HS track meet in Bozeman today has been canceled.
Our HS artists finished their awesome art trip to Montana Arts Interscholastic in Butte. 6 art students attended 3 art workshops led by local artists and 1 art critique to view high school art work from 200 high school students around Montana! Some of these works were brought for display and others created in workshops. Awesome work kids!
The JH Track meet that was scheduled in Belgrade on Saturday, April 14 is canceled. Have a great weekend.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter and spring break! Thanks for your support of Ennis Schools!
Bus driver informational meeting March 27th @ 6:30 in the HS library. Come learn about being a driver for Ennis Schools. We are willing to be flexible with route schedules. We hope to see you there.