Parent Advisory Council
About Us

PAC Mission

Our mission is to support the efforts of Morning Star Staff by volunteering time and raising funds in order to provide materials, equipment and / or experiences that enhance the educational opportunities provided by the Bozeman School District.

2016-17 Meeting Dates (8:00 a.m.)
September 27 February 7 April 4
November 1 March 7 May 2
December 6

Recent Accomplishments

During the 2015-2016 school year, PAC raised approximately $60,000, which, along with 296 PAC volunteers, enabled:

  • Art integration for all grades
  • New outdoor playscape
  • New cross country ski equipment for 3-5G
  • STEM Days & STEM Expo
  • Holiday Program
  • Winter Ice Rink
  • Shows like Bill Harley & NED
  • Cultural Celebration
  • In-class programming from outside experts like MOSS and Artsplot
  • Carnival
  • And field trips to Bohart Ranch, Bridger Bowl, Bozeman Opera, Bozeman Symphony, MT Grizzly Encounter, Virginia City, Lewis & Clark Caverns & more!

Volunteer Opportunities
How to Get Involved

  1. Attend monthly PAC meetings
  2. Lead / volunteer at school events
  3. Serve as a PAC officer

Key Volunteer Opportunities

  • Fun Run (Oct)
  • Staff Appreciation & Teacher Conferences (Fall & Spring)
  • Holiday Program (Dec)
  • STEM Expo (Jan)
  • Cultural Celebration (April)
  • Carnival (June)
  • Yearbook (throughout)
  • Spiritwear (throughout)
Morning Star PAC Governance (Policies, By-Laws, Procedures)
Morning Star PAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Contact Us
Name Title Role Email
Sara Schwerin Co-President Manages the PAC
Kelly Darnell Co-President Manages the PAC
Stephen Schultz Treasurer Manages PAC finances
Colleen O'Quinn Secretary Maintains PAC minutes
Ashley Bickerstaff Enrichment Chair Coordinates enrichment activities
Mollie Pugh Cultural Enrichment Chair Coordinates cultural activities
Anne Gibson Volunteer Coordinator Coordinates all volunteers
Gerri Lewis Communications Chair Manages PAC communications