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1470 Industrial Ave
​Billings, MT 59101

 

Director of Athletics and Activities 
Mark Wahl
Email: wahlma@billingsschools.org
 
Scheduling Coordinator: 
Joni Bertsch
​Driver's Ed/Activities
Phone: (406) 281-5074
Email: bertschj@billingsschools.org
 
Accountant: 
​Julie Glasson
Financial/Stipends
Phone: (406) 281-5073
Emailglassonj@billingsschools.org


Activities Main Office:
Kelly Sharp
Facility Use/Activities
Phone: (406) 281-5100
Email: sharpk@billingsschools.org

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Student Accident Insurance


Billings Public Schools has purchased a student accident insurance policy from Bollinger Specialty Group for the 2018/19 school year. Coverage includes all Billings Public Schools students involved in school sponsored and supervised activities. That would include things like recess, injuries occurring in the classroom, hallway, gym, etc, as well as the athletics. It would also include after school events as long as they are school sponsored and supervised. Maximum coverage is $25,000. To see coverage, click below.
 

 


2018-2019 Physicals

The MHSA requires all students in grades 6 - 12 who participate in school sports to have a physical every year.  The physical must be performed after May 1st for the following school year.  This physical form should be printed, filled out and taken to the appointment.  Please turn this form in to your school office after completion.  Both parent/guardian and student must sign the form for it to be valid.

 


 

Athletics Calendar

MIDDLE SCHOOL

 Middle Schools offer 5 season of athletics for their students.  

Season 1 August 20th* - October 8th
Football for 7th & 8th graders
Cross Country for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
Softball for 7th and 8th graders
 

Season 2 Oct 15th - December 7th
Girls Basketball for 7th and 8th graders
Wrestling for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
 

Season 3 December 10th - February 5th
Boys Basketball for 7th & 8th graders
 

Season 4 February 4th - March 26th
Volleyball for 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Season 5 March 27th - May 21st
Track - 6th grade running events only, 7th & 8th grade running and field events
* Please note that practice for Season 1 starts before school starts.  Please contact your school for times.

Required forms:
· PHYSICAL FORM—all 6th, 7th & 8th graders must have a new physical every year in order to participate in athletics.  It must be obtained after May 1st in order to be valid for the next school year.
· CONCUSSION FORM
· MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
· MEDIA RELEASE FORM
· BPS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
· CODE OF CONDUCT
These forms can be picked up at your school or found below in the activity forms section.
 
Each activity requires a $45.00 participation fee - does not include required jersey or t-shirt.

​Football jersey - $35.00 required for football

T-shirt (worn for all sports except football and wrestling) $9.00 - required

​Black shorts - $6.00 - optional students may wear any black shorts.

HIGH SCHOOL

High Schools offer 3 seasons of athletics.


Dates are the first day of practice until the last day of a state tournament or championship game.  Please check with your school for specific try-out and practice days and times

Fall Season


Golf August 9th - September 29th - try-out required
Football August 10th - November 17th
Cross Country - August 10th - October 20th
Volleyball - August 10th - November 10th - try-out required
Soccer - August 10th - October 27th - try-out required
Cheerleading & Dance - August 10th - March 9th -  try-out required

Winter Season

Basketball - November 15th - March 9th - try-out required
Swimming - November 15th - February 9th
Wrestling - November 15th - February 9th

Spring Season

Softball - March 11th - May 25th - try-out required
Tennis - March 11th - May 18th - try-out required
Track and Field - March 11th - May 25th 

REQUIRED FORMS:
Required forms:

· PHYSICAL FORM—all students must have a new physical every year in order to participate in athletics.  It must be obtained after May 1st in order to be valid for the next school year.
· CONCUSSION FORM
· MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
· MEDIA RELEASE FORM
· BPS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
· CODE OF CONDUCT
These forms can be picked up at your school or found below in the activity forms section.

REQUIRED FEES:
Activity Pass - $30.00
.  All students involved in extra-curricular activities are required to buy an activity pass.  This admits them to all regular season activities at all Billings Public Schools.  It is not valid for play-off games or divisional or state tournaments.  This is a once a year fee.

Participation fee - $50.00.  This fee is a per sport fee and must be paid at the beginning of the season.

Some sports may have other fees.  Please check with your student's school and/or coach.

Activity Passes

Individual Adult Pass

An individual adult pass entitles the person named on the pass admittance to most Billings Public School activities.  It is not valid for post-season games, including play-off games and divisional or state tournaments.  An individual adult pass may be purchased at Senior, Skyview, and West high schools and also at the district activities office which is located at 1470 Industrial Ave. (across the street from Fireside Lanes)

Price of an Individual pass - $75.00

Family Pass

A Family pass entitles the family named on the pass, which includes 2 parents and any children 8th grade and under admittance to most Billings Public School activities. High School students are not included in a family pass and must buy their own activity card. Passes are  not valid for post season games, including play-off games and divisional or state tournaments.  
​Family passes may be purchased at Senior, Skyview and West High schools and also at the district activities office which is located at 1470 Industrial Ave. (across the street from Fireside Lanes)

Price of a family pass - $150.00

High School Activity Pass

High school activity passes entitle the high school student pictured on the pass admittance to most Billings Public School activities.  The pass is not valid for any post season games including, play-off games and divisional or state tournaments.  

High School activity passes are only available to high school students enrolled at Senior, Skyview or West and must be purchased at the student's home school.

​Price of a high school activity pass - $30.00

Golden Age Pass

Billings Public Schools is pleased to offer a free life-time pass to any resident of Yellowstone County who is age 62 or older.  The pass entitles the person named on it admittance to most Billings Public Schools activities.  It is not valid at any post season games, including play-off games and divisional or state tournaments.  The Golden Age pass is available at Senior, Skyview and West high schools and at the district activities office which is located at 1470 Industrial Ave.(across the street from Fireside Lanes)  The person requesting a Golden Age pass must present a valid ID showing they live in Yellowstone County and are age 62 or older.

Price of a Golden Age pass - FREE!

Student Activity Forms

Student Athletics and Requirements

Middle School

Middle Schools offer 5 season of athletics for their students.  


Season 1 August 21st* - October 9th
Football for 7th & 8th graders
Cross Country for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
Softball for 7th and 8th graders


Season 2 Oct 16th - December 8th
Girls Basketball for 7th and 8th graders
Wrestling for 6th, 7th and 8th graders


Season 3 December 11th - February 6th
Boys Basketball for 7th & 8th graders


Season 4 February 7th - March 28th
Volleyball for 6th, 7th and 8th graders


Season 5 April 3rd - May 22nd
Track - 6th grade running events only, 7th & 8th grade running and field events
* Please note that practice for Season 1 starts before school starts.  Please contact your school for times.

Required forms:
· PHYSICAL FORM—all 6th, 7th & 8th graders must have a new physical every year in order to participate in athletics.  It must be obtained after May 1st in order to be valid for the next school year.
· CONCUSSION FORM
· MEDIA RELEASE FORM
· BPS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
· CODE OF CONDUCT


These forms can be picked up at your school or found below in the activity forms section.
 
Each activity requires a $45.00 participation fee - does not include required jersey or t-shirt.

​Football jersey - $35.00 required for football

T-shirt (worn for all sports except football and wrestling) $9.00 - required

​Black shorts - $6.00 - optional students may wear any black shorts.

High School

High Schools offer 3 seasons of athletics.

Dates are the first day of practice until the last day of a state tournament or championship game.  Please check with your school for specific try-out and practice days and times

Fall Season

Golf August 10th - September 30th - try-out required

Football August 11th - November 18th
Cross Country - August 11th - October 21st

Volleyball - August 11th - November 11th - try-out required

Soccer - August 11th - October 28th - try-out required

Cheerleading & Dance - August 11th - March 10th -  try-out required

Winter Season
Basketball - November 16h - March 10th - try-out required

Swimming - November 16th - February 10th

Wrestling - November 16h - February 10th

Spring Season
Softball - March 12th - May 26th - try-out required


Tennis - March 12th - May 19th - try-out required


Track and Field - March 12th - May 26th 

REQUIRED FORMS:
· PHYSICAL FORM—all students must have a new physical every year in order to participate in athletics.  It must be obtained after May 1st in order to be valid for the next school year.
· CONCUSSION FORM
· MEDIA RELEASE FORM
· BPS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
· CODE OF CONDUCT


These forms can be picked up at your school or found below in the activity forms section.

REQUIRED FEES:
Activity Pass - $30.00
.  All students involved in extra-curricular activities are required to buy an activity pass.  This admits them to all regular season activities at all Billings Public Schools.  It is not valid for play-off games or divisional or state tournaments.  This is a once a year fee.

Participation fee - $50.00.  This fee is a per sport fee and must be paid at the beginning of the season.

Some sports may have other fees.  Please check with your student's school and/or coach.
 

Non-Athletic Extra Curricular Activities

Middle School

Each middle school offers a wide variety extra-curricular activities.  Please check the school's website for more information on the opportunities for students to get involved. 

High School

Each high school offers a wide variety extra-curricular activities.  Please check the school's website for more information on the opportunities for students to get involved.