Did you know that Elysian now subscribes to Mobymax?

Your child can log in with their PowerSchool ID and practice all subjects this summer. They start with a placement test to see where they are at, then give tailored lessons and practice. You can even click on their charts to see what grade level they scored, how much time they spent, and what sort of growth they made. As an added bonus, their teachers next year will get to see all of the work they did over the summer!
Log in through the school website under the students tab. If you don’t know your sign in, please email me at and I will look it up. Don’t call the office, as they are busy still trying to wrap up the school year. I will get back to you as soon as possible. 🙂

Happy Summer & Reminders for Next Year

Hello all!

Wow, another year is almost under wraps! A huge thank you to all of our volunteers, parents, guardians and community members for everything you’ve done this past year to help our students become better versions of themselves. While they don’t always like to admit it, they follow our examples and the Elysian community does a great job showing them the way.

I know it’s a bit early but I’m outta here in a couple days for the summer, so here’s my reminder to everyone to take a look at our website for updates. Currently, the new calendar has been published and can be downloaded in pdf format or viewed via the calendar app of your choice, the school schedule is on the left side, supply lists are published and will be at the local stores whenever they put out school supplies and we’re taking new student registrations for anyone new to our district.

New bus routes are being developed and will be published in mid to late August.

New kindergarten parents: don’t forget we need birth certificates and immunizations before the first day of school. I’m back on August 9th and they can be dropped off at the school any time from that day forward or you can try in the mornings during the summer. Our administrators & clerk are in most mornings. You can also scan and email them to me at heathergunsch

New parents: Don’t forget to opt in to our school messenger texts. If you’re not sure if you have or not, send a text message to 68453 with the word YES in the body of the message. We communicate mostly through our blog, text & the PTO FB page. I’d encourage you to sign up for our blog posts too….any time we post, they are delivered to your inbox in the early evening. The link is on our website.

Elementary Class lists will be published a few days before school starts and can be viewed at the open house. Please do not call the office before the open house for this information. Due to fluctuations in enrollment, the class lists can change several times before the Open House.

Middle School: schedules are complete for all current students. Students and parents can use their (PowerSchool) PS log in info to view them. If you’ve misplaced your PS info, unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until the paper schedules are distributed (it’s noted on there).
6th graders – you’ll have a locker this year, so don’t forget to pick up some things to help you organize like magnets, sticky notes, pencil cups, etc.

Have a great summer! See you in August.

Heather Gunsch
Secretary, heathergunsch

Elysian School | District #23 | 6416 Elysian Road, Billings, MT 59101 | p. 406.656.4101 f. 406.656.9941

School Supply Lists

Hello Everyone!

I know it’s early in the summer to even be thinking about next year, but I wanted to publish this information so you have it when you need it. The 17-18 supply lists are ready. You can download a copy from our website or get a paper copy in the stores. Please keep in mind the west end Wal-Mart reliably forgets to display our list every year, so if you shop there, download a copy to your phone or tablet before you go.

Access the supply lists on our website, or by clicking here.


Middle School Summer Reading



From the Principal’s Desk


The staff and I would like to thank you for sharing your child with us and allowing us the opportunity to educate them! It has been a pleasure and honor doing so this school year. To those students who will be moving on, we wish you well and hope you continue to remember all you have learned at Elysian. To our students that will be returning next year, we look forward to continuing to get to know you and working with you. To all, enjoy a restful and safe summer "sharpening the saw"!

Mr. Shelton

Attention: 7th Grade Parents

There will be a parent meeting for all 7th grade parents and students interested in signing up for the DC/NY trip next year at Riverside Middle School at 6:00pm in the library on May 16th. Global travels will be there to discuss the itinerary, cost, dates, and scholarship information.

5-8th Grade Track Meet Update – Please Read

A mass text message was sent out to all parents of 5th through 8th grade regarding a change to the transportation method for the track meet this Friday.

ALL students must ride to the track meet on the school bus regardless of the choice on the permission slip.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Shelton at 406-656-4101 ext 4 or lukeshelton