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Bozeman Westslope High School: School board chooses name of Bozeman’s 2nd high school

Posted at 11:31 AM, Feb 26, 2019

(Editor’s note: Story by MTN’s Mederios Babb)

BOZEMAN – It’s official. Bozeman’s new, second high school will be called Bozeman Westslope High School.

The other two name choices were Bozeman Spanish Peaks High School and Bozeman Storm Castle High School.

The School Board confirmed the new name at its Monday meeting. A mascot for the high school has yet to be chosen.

The board also chose Dan Mills, assistant principal at Athens High School in Troy, Michigan, as a replacement for former Bozeman High School principal Kevin Conwell, who stepped down due to illness.

Bozeman High assistant principal Erica Shnee was chosen to be the new principal at Bozeman Westslope.

Bozeman Westslope is due to open in the fall of 2020 and is expected to compete Class AA athletics and activities. Bozeman High is the largest high school Montana with an enrollment of 2,157 students, according to the most recent data available from the Montana Office of Public Instruction.