Kila School 8th grade students are holding a raffle for a cord of wood.  The wood is already cut and ready to go!  Please see any 8th grade student to buy your ticket today!  Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00.

The time is almost here!! The Annual Fall Carnival is scheduled for October 28th!  We are looking for donations of bags of Candy!  If you are willing to donate, please bring donations into the Kila School office.  Once again, We appreciate all of your help!  

Flathead CARE Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Kalispell, Montana – Flathead CARE, the Flathead Valley’s local voice for drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention for youth, announces the 2016 Red Ribbon Week Schedule of Events.  The annual weeklong national celebration honors the memory of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camerena, who was kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered in 1985, by several drug cartels.  Camerena had been working undercover in Guadalajara, Mexico for over four years, and through his informants, had discovered a multimillion dollar narcotics manufacturing operation in Chihuahua, Mexico.

In celebration of Red Ribbon Week, Flathead CARE is sponsoring family friendly events all week:

Monday, Oct. 24th:  Swim Night at the Summit from 7 – 8:30 PM, $1 w/Red Ribbon.  Limited to first 50 children. (Free for Summit members). 

Wednesday, Oct. 26th:  Movie Night @ Cinemark Cinemas – Hutton Ranch Plaza Kalispell.  2 Showings of“The Peanuts Movie” 4 & 6:30 PMFREE with Red Ribbon.  First-come, first-serve for both showings – Tickets available 30 minutes before show starts.  Parents - do not leave kids until they have a ticket.

Thursday, Oct. 27th: “Operation Drug Free” Community Presentation at GHS Performance Hall in Kalispell,from 7-8:30 PM, with DEA Special Agent Christopher Cavanaugh.  Since 1973, the DEA has been providing drug-prevention information to schools, drug-free coalitions, and communities.  It finds links between terrorist and drug traffickers, and tracks drug finances through international banking systems, and also uncovers meth labs throughout the U.S.  From Colombia to Afghanistan and from Los Angeles to New York, DEA agents, investigators, analysts, chemists, lawyers, and support staff all work together to make sure drug traffickers are brought to justice. Mr. Cavanaugh spent 3 years as an Intensive Supervision Officer with the MT Dept. of Corrections in Kalispell, and 2 years as a Probation and Parole Officer in Helena, before signing on with the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), as a Special Agent.  He was first assigned to Las Vegas, NV, and most recently as a Special Agent with the Foreign Deployed Advisory Support Team (FAST), Alpha Team, based in Quantico, VA.  Mr. Cavanaugh is a native of Sidney, MT, and enjoys talking with school children about what Red Ribbon Weeks means to him.

Fri., Oct. 28 - Middle School Halloween Dance @ Linderman Education Center7-9 PM.  Middle school students only.  Costumes encouraged (no masks). Cost is $3 w/red ribbon.

Fri., Oct. 28th & Sat., Oct. 29th Kelley Sinclair of the Gladys Friday band and special guests concertbenefitting Flathead CARE – 7-9 PM.  Friday night show is at the FHS Auditorium in Kalispell, and Saturday night show is at the Bigfork Center for the Performing arts.  Tickets are $29, Kids 14 & under free w/adult ticket holder.  Call 393-2581 for tickets, or purchase at the door.


Please check the Flathead CARE website for any event changes or cancellations:  www.flatheadcare.org 

Flathead CARE has been sponsoring drug, alcohol & tobacco free activities and events for youth since 1983.  For more information on these events, contact Kari Gabriel, Flathead CARE Executive Director at Flathead CARE, at 751-3971 or gabrielk@sd5.k12.mt.us.

Gym Floor

Dear Parents & Community Members,

Currently our gymnasium is our catch all building that operates as our auditorium, lunchroom, and gym.  Luckily we have been able to band aide our gymnasium floor maintenance needs for the past five years but it has worn out its useful life.  It is over 20 years old and is now at the point that it could start becoming a safety issue.  It is a plastic tile floor that allows liquids and food to pass through the tile seams during breakfast/lunch and accumulate between the tile and subfloor, creating the perfect environment for mold.  This is a significant health risk that we have been able to avoid to date.  Also, when installed the tiles provided a shock absorption characteristic for our P.E. students and athletes but that resilience has deteriorated.  The floor now provides no give and is like concrete providing no protection for our students if they fall to the floor.  

As an education leader, my top priority and responsibility is the safety of our students.  Unfortunately, our district can’t do this on our own.  Please help keep our students safe.

We have started a fundraiser to raise funds to replace our gymnasium floor.  We estimate that this project will exceed $40,000.  We need your help to spread the word and hopefully get donations to keep our students safe.


Jason Christy

Kila School Principal

We have already received $750!   Thank you to those that have donated already!!

Please visit:  gofundme.com/2rq2rvdc to get involved with this important fundraiser.