We are pleased to announce that Broadwater Elementary School and Capital High School have received an “MBI Exemplar School” award! Montana Behavioral Initiative issued both of these schools with a Platinum status! We are very proud of Broadwater and CHS! Congratulations!
You can read the entire recognition letters by clicking on the link below.
Jefferson students were treated to a performance by the Utah Valley University Cultural Envoy Leadership Program! The group is touring Montana with the goal and objective in sharing cultural and expressive arts is based on the following tenets.
2.) Validating students’ cultures through performance and helping them feel comfortable in creating, viewing, interpreting, and investigating their cultural performances as a complementary tool to formal education
3.) Through expressive arts students’ develop skills, knowledge, and understanding as creative problem solvers, collaborators, critical thinkers, and learn to be open-minded to new ideas and to value multiple perspectives.
The student council at Jefferson Elementary presented an art scholarship to the Holter Museum of Art on Tuesday in memory of Kevin FauntLeRoy, the son of a Jefferson para-educator.
Each year the school holds a bake sale and donates the proceeds to a different cause. This year they raised $405 to provide an art scholarship and buy games and puzzles for nursing homes in Helena. The scholarship will help a student who couldn’t otherwise afford it attend summer classes at the Holter.
All of the student council members were required to bring something for the bake sale, which they held this St. Patrick’s Day. Their student council coordinator, Mary Larsen, said students outside of the council volunteered to help.
“Each year we do a bake sale,” Willa Bishop, a fifth-grader, said. “We should have a cause for it.”
During their presentation, the students said they chose a memorial art scholarship because they care about their para-educator, Mary FauntLeRoy. Her son, Kevin, was 28 when he died last Christmas Eve due to a carbon monoxide leak.
The team of math wiz kids at Capital High School was a bit stunned to learn last week that they are one of the top two teams in the nation in the High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM).
They are one of two U.S. teams competing in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge of 27 teams.
To read more, visit the IR’s website.
Photo credit to the Helena IR.
On May 11th, students from Helena High School and Central Elementary School planted 10 trees and pulled weeds at the Lincoln Campus with the help of volunteers from Growing Friends of Helena. HHS students broke ground at 9:00 AM, digging holes in previously identified locations. Shortly after, Central School students joined the HHS students and adult volunteers, pulling weeds in flower beds, placing the trees, and filling the holes with soil and compost. Willie Schlepp, Assistant Principal at Helena High School, stated that “the experience will be a life long memory for the students involved” and that “the collaboration between the schools and community provide a positive experience”. About 40 students and adults participated in the tree planting. Central School would like to thank Growing Friends of Helena and Helena High School for their work in making this happen.
HSD announced the nominees for the HEA Educator of the Year serving the 2017-2018 school year. There were a number of educators nominated by their peers with ten such educators with 2 or more nominations. Of those ten nominees one is a retiring educator, which makes them ineligible and 3 of the nominees declined the nomination despite feeling very honored.
The list is a strong group of educators, who will represent us all well. The voting for the 2017-18 Educator of the Year will occur next Wednesday & Thursday May 17 & 18 via My Learning Plan.
Nominees in alphabetical order:
1- Kevin Cleary – Music Teacher CRA
2- Karey Conn – Deca/Business CHS
3- Kelly Elder – World Cultures CRA
4- Joice Franzen – Librarian Bryant
5- Melissa Romano – 4th Grade 4G’s
6- Missy Sampson – Science HHS
Once again congratulations to all of those who were nominated!