2019-2020 Glacier Activities Start-Up

Glacier High School 2019-20 Activities Startup Dates and Information

Required Information For Participation:
RANK ONE: Prior to the beginning of the first day of practice, students and parents must complete their Consent/Medical Release Form and Concussion Form online (new this year) with Rank One  (You will need your student’s ID number.  Incoming freshmen:  If they are coming from KMS, it is the same number as last year.  If they are coming from other schools, you can call 758-8618 to find out their ID number).
PHYSICALS: The Physical Form must be turned into your coach in hard copy.  Physicals must be dated after May 1st to count towards 2018.

Required Fees For Participation:
Activity Fee $35:   Students must pay their Participation Fee of $35 for each activity they will be participating in throughout the school year.
Activity Ticket $25:  Student Activity Tickets are $25.  All students in MHSA activities including music, speech, and theatre are required to purchase a $25 activity ticket which allows entrance into all regular season athletic contests.  For maximum benefit of required purchase of activity ticket, students are encouraged to purchase the activity ticket at the start of school to be used at all regular season football, volleyball, soccer, basketball and wrestling contests.
Spirit Pack Fee $30:  Spirit packs are clothing items that identifies you as a member of the team and can be used for practice gear or travel.  Each program determines if a spirit pack is required, purchased through the school or directly from the vendor.


Pre-practice meetings for 9th–12th grade begin at 6PM on Thursday, August 15th.
Practice begins Friday, August 10th at 7:45AM at Glacier High School.
Two A Days:     Chalks/Practice/Chalks/Practice 8 AM – 2 PM    Bring a sack lunch!    Scrimmage:    Navy and Green Scrimmage Friday, August 17th at 6PM at Legends Stadium.

Cheerleading: Students who are interested in trying out are to report to Glacier High Performance Hall by 9AM on Monday, August 19th. Please check the cheer website for information regarding off season clinics and the summer camp. http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/2/Content/362

Volleyball: Tryouts begins Monday, August 19th.  Students are to report to the GHS large gym at the tryout times that are listed below. http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/content/volleyball
Tryouts:          Monday: All players report at 9AM-10AM for testing. Freshman will continue from 10AM-12PM. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are on the court 1PM-4-PM
Scrimmage:     August 23rd @ 4 PM, Sophomores v. Freshman /JV v. Sophomores
August 23rd @ 5 PM, Freshman v. Sophomores/JV v. Varsity

Golf: Practice begins Thursday, August 15th. Students are to report to the GHS Performance Hall by 9AM and turn in all paperwork. Students must provide their own equipment. http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/Content/984
Practice:  Practice will be at Northern Pines Golf Course at 3PM prior to school starting.

Qualifying:  Qualifying for the first tournament of the year will begin on Thursday and Friday, August 9th-10th 3PM.

Soccer:  A mandatory paperwork session begins Friday, August 16th at 9AM in the Commons area. Boys and girls team building July 31st -August 3rd .
Web Page: http://sd5.k12.mt.us/Page/1029
Tryouts:  Aug. 16-20th    Girls: 7AM-9AM and 5PM-7PM      Boys: 7AM-9AM and 4PM-6PM

Scrimmage:     Boys:   August 23rd  @ 5:15PM at GHS
Girls:    August 23rd  @ 4:00PM at GHS

Cross Country: Practice begins Friday, August 16th at 9 AM. Students are to report to the Glacier High School Fitness Room.  http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/Content/1002
Practice:           Coach Deitz will announce practice times for the week.

Time Trial:       The first time trial will take place on August 23rd.

Theatre:   Auditions for the first All-School Production will be Thursday, August 15th from 10 AM -12 PM OR 1:30 PM-3:30 PM.  For more information, please visit the Wolfpack Theatre website http://www.glacierwolfpacktheatre.com

Speech/Debate: Watch for a team meeting after Labor Day!  Practices officially begin October 1st.  The first competitive event is in November with the Kalispell Kickoff. Please view the web page for more details. http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/domain/181

Band:  For students who will march in the Fair Parade and readying for the upcoming year, Band Camp will begin at 8 AM on August 5th-8th  with the parade on August 16th. Please meet in the GHS Band Room.  http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/2/Content2/band-main

Swimming:  Swimming begins on November 21st at the Summit. Practice begins at 8 PM. The first meet is December 2nd.   See Coach Robinson for more details. http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/Content/1318

Wrestling:  Open mat will precede the season for those students who are interested.  Wrestling begins on Thursday, November 21st in GHS Wrestling Room.  Practice begins at 3:30 PM sharp.  Wrestle-offs are scheduled for Monday, December 2nd at 4 PM.  See Coach Dankers for more details.   http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/Content/1306

Girls Basketball: Open gyms will precede the season and are open to any GHS students who are interested.  Coach Cram will provide detailed information as the season approaches.  The first practice begins on Thursday, November 21st at 5:30 PM for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Freshman will report at 6 AM on the 21st.   The first scrimmage for freshman and sophomores is on Thursday, December 5th at 4:30 PM. JV and varsity will scrimmage at 5:30 PM.  http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/Content2/1302

Boys Basketball: Open gyms will precede the season and are open to any GHS students who are interested.  Coach Harkins will provide detailed information as the season approaches. The first practice begins on Thursday, November 21st at 3:30 PM for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Freshman will report at 6 AM on the 21st.  The first scrimmage for freshman and sophomores is on Thursday, December 5th at 3:30 PM. JV and varsity will scrimmage at 7 PM.  http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/Content/1300

Tennis:  Tennis begins on March 9th at 3:30 PM.  Students will meet at the FVCC if weather permits. If the weather is poor, athletes will practice at KMS.  Off-season tennis is played throughout the year.  Please see Coach Munro for details.  http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/Content/1312

Track: Track will meet in the GHS Wrestling Room March 9th at 3:30 PM.  Off-season work begins after Thanksgiving in the GHS gymnasium area. See Coach Boschee or Coach Deck for more information.  http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/Content/1310

Softball:   Tryouts begin on March 9th.  Athletes will meet Coach Connolly in the GHS gymnasium at 3:30 PM. The first contest is scheduled for March 30th in the jamboree. Pitching and hitting opportunities begin after throughout the year in the GHS Fitness Room.  See Coach Connolly for more details.  http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/Content2/1136

CORE:    CORE is our strength and speed improvement program that runs the entire year at GHS and is open to any GHS student.  Summer CORE takes place every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday morning from 6:30 AM. During the school year, CORE will be offered from 3:30PM-5PM.  http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/Content2/356


Wolfpack Student Council Says Thank You to Vets!

Student Council and Vet-1Members of the Glacier High Student Council tackled a service project to thank our local veterans at the veterans home in Columbia Falls by providing each of the 120 veterans at the home a pair of wool socks along with a thank you note. The Student  Council partnered with Sportsman Ski Haus and Wigwam socks to bring a little joy to the veterans around the holidays.  On December 11th, 8 members of the Student Council delivered the socks and spent time thanking the veterans for their service to our country and also wishing them a Merry Christmas.  Student Council and Vet-2Senior, Matt Knuffke, stated, “As a member of generation Z, we often take for granted what has been given to us.  We rarely think about what people went through to secure the world that we live in today.  Talking with the veterans gave us an opportunity to thank those that secured the gift of freedom.  It was an eye popping experience that will not be forgetten.”


Wolfpack Soccer Brings Home Its First Trophy!

Rohit Tappeta-SoccerThe senior laden boys soccer team brought home a runner-up finish at the state tournament in Missoula in late October.  The Pack leaped into the state championship with a last minute goal to defeat top seeded and undefeated Billings Senior by a score of 2-1. Connor Heil scored the game-winning goal that all started with a corner kick.  The win propelled the Pack to the state championship contest against two-time defending state champion Missoula Hellgate.

In the title game, the Pack battled valiantly throughout the contest as the score was knotted at 1-1 as time expired.  In overtime, The Wolfpack took an early lead 6 minutes into the overtime.  However, the lead was short-lived as Hellgate drilled 2 shots within minutes.  The Knights claimed a 4-2 advantage over the scrappy and skilled Pack. Ryan Symmes-Soccer

The Pack finished an outstanding season by displaying grit, resilience, and flexibility.   Over half the season, it was filled with uncertainty as far as practice and game times because of smoke from wildfires and the scrooge of cyber-terrorists.  Not only were the Pack awarded with a 2nd place trophy, they received multiple all-state accolades with Brady  Schultz and Ryan Symmes receiving first team honors.  Micah Reason, Rohit Tappeta, and Connor Heil all received second team recognition.  Congratulations to the Pack and their coaching staff!

Drew Turner Stands Tall

Drew Turner-3It is not unusual for Drew Turner to be the center of attention in a football game or a track meet. However, he displayed something even more special at halftime of the Homecoming football game.  At halftime, Drew was just announced as the 2017 Glacier High Homecoming King when he asked if he could crown Nathanial “Nanno” Mycroft, a young and popular special needs student at Glacier High School.  Without blinking, Drew crowned “Nanno” and the crowd erupted; some with cheers and some with tears.  Watch video here: 2017 Glacier Homecoming Coronation

Drew Turner-4Earlier this fall, the “AA” rugged-league leading rusher and All State running back, Drew verbally committed to University of Montana to play football.  Drew has been key to the Pack getting back on the winning track where he has averaged close to 200 yards rushing per game in Glacier’s three game winning streak.  Drew will leave Glacier High this spring as its leading rusher of all time.  He has done this with a work-ethic and intensity that is relentless.  Some athletes that possess gifts similar to Drew’s could only hope that they worked that hard.  Coach Grady Bennett has repeatedly stated that Drew is special.  He most certainly is!

100 Champs 2016Not only is Drew an outstanding football player, he is also one of the best sprinters in the entire state of Montana.  He won every 200-meter race last spring until he injured his hamstring in the preliminary races at the state track meet.  He has also earned multiple state championships on the relay team as well as a number of other medals in track. Drew’s stature is also rather unique for a track athlete as he stands 5-10 and weighs over 200 pounds.  Teachers, coaches, and administrators alike appreciate the success that he has brought to the Pack, but they appreciate his self-less Homecoming gesture as much as any touchdown or race winning efforts. Drew Turner-2

Quiet Cadie Williams-Finds Her Groove

Cadie Williams vs Helena 9-2-2017Returning All State Soccer Forward, Cadie Williams has starred for the Wolfpack soccer  program for four seasons and has especially made her mark this season. Although the season has just begun, Cadie has recorded an amazing 9 goals. Many soccer players would be happy with 9 goals for a season or even a career.  However, with the speed and youth of the Wolfpack offense, it appears that there will be more goals on the horizon.  Girls Basketball Coach, Bill Sullivan, said, “Cadie is amazing on how she can position her small body against much larger and physical players and ultimately score!”

Cadie Williams-SoccerIn the past month, Cadie has also verbally committed to go and play soccer for Division II MSU Billings. The  Yellowjackets are members of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.   Cadie had a number of options ranging from Carroll College and a number out state colleges.  Coach Brenden Byrd believes that whoever was lucky enough to get Cadie, they would be getting a gem because she is so skilled.  She has also been selfless in her play for the Pack moving from Forward to Midfielder depending upon the needs of the team.

Cadie WilliamsCadie is one of few 3-sport athletes at Glacier.  She has been instrumental in the success of the girls’ basketball team where Cadie plays guard for the Pack.  Her quickness and tenacity are easily seen. In the spring, Cadie splits time between travel soccer and running sprints for the track team while carrying an A average in all of her classes. If you have not observed Cadie’s prowess on the soccer field, please take an opportunity to come and watch one of Glacier’s best!

Wolfpack Family Rallies

Sam Barber FootballSam Barber, a 2017 graduate and all state football player, traveled to Seattle in June to repair a heart condition known as a Mitral Valve Prolapse.  This announcement came as a shock to many within the Wolfpack community as most people knew that Sam was headed to Northern Montana on a football scholarship that he earned from two outstanding seasons at safety for the Pack.

Sam is the final Barber of an amazing wrestling family to graduate from Glacier High.  Zach, Jackson, Quinn, and Sam all flourished on the mat for the Pack and have been influenced by current head Wolfpack wrestling coach Ross Dankers.  Barber Boys

Once Ross Dankers, Glacier’s Head Wrestling Coach, heard that the family would have to pack up and go to Seattle for the surgery for an extended stay, he started a GoFundMe account for the Barber family. Ross’s goal was to assist the family with $5000 . This fund would help to offset the myriad expenses associated with the surgery and accommodations in Seattle.  Once the fundraiser began, Ross along with the help of social media contacted the Wolfpack and wrestling communities. Within days, the GoFundMe account totaled an amazing $6680. Sam Barber Wrestling

The Barber’s have had their share of medical challenges including battles with cancer, concussions, knee surgery’s, shoulder surgery’s, mono, and various other health issues that a family with four boys would have during their high school athletic careers. It was a testament to the Wolfpack family how quickly they rallied behind Sam this past summer.  Sam’s surgery was a success despite a few initial complications and he has been seen hiking in the valley and preparing for college.  The Barber family is incredibly thankful for the generous support of the Wolfpack community and the leadership of Coach Ross Dankers.