• Happy Birthday, Rossiter!

    Posted November 29, 2016

    Rossiter turned 50 years old on November 28. Read about the celebration here.

  • Upcoming discussion about Central School

    Posted November 29, 2016

    Central Elementary School is back on the Helena Public Schools Board of Trustees’ agenda when it meets on 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13, at the Ray Bjork Learning Center,1600 8th Ave….

  • Do you have questions about enrollment?

    Posted November 29, 2016

    Use our new enrollment question form to get specific questions answered.

  • Six Educators Recognized as Great Teachers

    Posted November 17, 2016

    Six Helena Public School educators were recognized at Great Conversations, an annual event sponsored by the Helena Education Foundation.The six who were honored include; Justine Alberts, fourth grade at Kessler,…

  • Family Night @ your HMS Library

    Posted November 15, 2016

    On October 27th, 2016, Helena Middle School Library hosted a Family Night @ your HMS Library.  The theme for the evening was Italian/American Heritage Month.  Elvira Roncalli and her friends…

  • K-12 Literacy Leadership Team Begins Work

    Posted November 14, 2016

      Earlier this fall over fifty Helena educators received comprehensive literacy professional development as members of the district K-12 Literacy Leadership Team.  Team members are now providing professional development for…

Helena Public Schools Vision

Helena Public Schools foster dynamic educational experiences that prepare all students for life.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Helena Public Schools is to challenge and empower each student to maximize individual potential and become a competent, productive, responsible, caring citizen.

This mission will be supported through the wise use of resources to meet students’ needs, regardless of interests and talents. Students, families, educators and the community are committed to sharing the responsibility for creating a student-centered educational community that acknowledges learning as a life-long process.

Guiding Principles

  • Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
  • Each student learns in an intellectually challenging environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
  • Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.
  • Each student has access to personalized learning and to qualified, caring adults.
  • Each graduate is prepared for success in college or further study and for employment in a global environment.