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Posted on May 15, 2017

HSD Announces Educator of the Year Nominees

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!

Posted on May 15, 2017

Jefferson Honors Cook

Tuesday May 9th was a special day for Kelly Trimble, known to Jefferson Elementary as “Miss Kelly” our Kitchen Cook. Miss Kelly’s bubbly personality and love for the children shines through every day in each meal she prepares! This past December a Jefferson 1st grader, Serenity, was choking on a piece of apple. Miss Kelly calmly assessed the situation and took immediate action to help Serenity. Thankfully, though a bit shaken, Serenity was fine. Today Miss Kelly was surprised with an assembly to celebrate her Sodexo Presidential Award! We are so thankful to have Miss Kelly at Jefferson!

Posted on May 8, 2017

HHS: High Jump Record!

Helena High School’s Trey Tintinger made an unofficial world record leap for his age group, jumping 6-11! The previous 14-year-olds’ mark was 6-10 3/4, set by Jamaica’s Christoff Bryan in 1996. Congratulations, Trey!

You can read the full article on the IR website.

Posted on May 8, 2017

Jim Darcy: Bond Excitement!

Mr. Cummings, Principal at Jim Darcy, was so excited to hear about the bond passing that he put his hard hat and vest on and was ready to get to work!

Posted on May 8, 2017

Kessler: Dining with the Principal

Each week a group of kids at Kessler Elementary get to dine with the Principal. They enjoy their lunch with Mr. Crawford and get to call home to tell their parents! Congratulations, kids!

Posted on May 8, 2017

Hawthorne: Science Fair

Hawthorne Elementary had their Science Fair on Thursday May 4. Pictured here is Barb Ridgway judging a student’s rock project. The students had many exhibits and had a lot of fun!

Posted on May 8, 2017

Broadwater: Color Run

Broadwater students participated in a color run! Check out these pictures that they captured from this wonderful event.

Posted on May 8, 2017

Broadwater: Celebrate Screen-Free Week!

Every year there is a day designated to turning off the TV and getting outside. Broadwater changed it to “Screen-free week” to get children off of computers, phones,  and other devices. Monday they climbed Mt. Helena, Tuesday they did a scavenger hunt at Spring Meadow, Wednesday they played an awesome game of kickball, and Thursday they had dinner and BINGO night!

Posted on May 3, 2017

Helena High: Envirothon State Champs!

Congratulations to the our HHS Envirothon State championship team! Members include Kris Bosch, Devin Seyler, Claudia Downing, Taylor White and Emma Beaver.



Posted on May 3, 2017

Jefferson’s own living “Wax Museum”

Jefferson Elementary School students in Mrs. Larsen’s 5th grade classroom presented, to all classrooms, a historic figure of their choice in their very own Wax Museum! Each student researched their historic figure and wrote a biographical speech to share with students. As you can see, they also constructed costumes and personas! What a great way to learn about important historical figures in American history! Among the characters there were Martha and George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Sam Adams, Eliza Pinckney, Joseph Warren, Benjamin Franklin, Emily Geiger, Deborah Sampson, Elizabeth Zane, Phillis Wheatley, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Sybil Ludington, Mary Hays, Mercy Otis Warren, Paul Revere, John Hancock, and The Marquis de Lafayette.



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