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Notice of Helena School District Election to be held on May 2, 2017

 NOTICE OF HELENA SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE ELECTION

Notice is hereby given that in Lewis and Clark County on May 2, 2017, an election will be held in the Helena School District for the purpose of electing three trustees to the Helena School District Board of trustees. Two positions that serve on both the Helena Elementary and Helena High School Board will be voted on at the election. These positions are three-year terms.One position that represents the Wolf Creek and Trinity Districts on the Helena High School Board will also be voted on. This position is also a three-year term. Depending on the number of candidates filing for these positions, all or part of these elections may be cancelled. This election will be conducted by mail ballot. Ballots will be automatically mailed to active electors residing within the district on April 17, 2017. For more information about this election and how to vote in this election, please see details on the conduct of the election below, or contact the Lewis andClark County Elections Office at 406-447-8339.

NOTICE OF HELENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOND ELECTION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of School District No. 1 (Helena), Lewis and Clark County, Montana (the “Elementary District”), that pursuant to a certain resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the Board on February 14, 2017, a special election of the registered voters of the Elementary District will be held by mail ballot election on May 2, 2017 for the purpose of voting on the question of whether the Board may issue and sell general obligation school building bonds of the Elementary District in one or more series in the aggregate principal amount of up to Sixty-Three Million and No/100 Dollars ($63,000,000.00), bearing interest at rates to be determined at the time of the sale, payable semiannually, during a term as to each series of bonds of not more than twenty (20) years, for the purpose of providing funds to pay the costs of addressing deficient school facilities and infrastructure, to include acquiring land, if available, next to or in the vicinity of the Jim Darcy School campus and constructing on the Jim Darcy School campus a new elementary school building in replacement of the existing Jim Darcy School and making associated improvements; constructing a new Bryant School either on the existing Bryant School campus as enlarged by the acquisition of residential property, if available, located next to or in the vicinity of the Bryant School campus or on another site to be selected by the Board in accordance with Montana law, and making associated improvements in connection with the new Bryant School; constructing on the Central School campus a new Central School and making associated improvements that may include the removal of existing structures; installing at or making available to all schools in the Elementary District safety upgrades or new safety amenities, such as one or more of keyless entry, communication, and video surveillance systems, emergency response materials, more appropriate placement of office space, and/or improvements that limit entry to a school to a single point of entry; installing at all schools in the Elementary District technology upgrades, to include enhanced capacity and audio visual interactive learning capabilities; related improvements and costs, including, but not limited to, costs of design, engineering, equipment, furnishings, transition, demolition, removal, and disposal; and paying costs associated with the sale and issuance of the bonds. Each series of the bonds shall bear interest at a rate or rates to be determined at the time of sale and be payable semiannually during a term of not more than twenty (20) years.

DETAILS ON CONDUCT OF ELECTION

The election will be conducted by the County Election Administrator solely by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible registered voters with an active voter status in theElementary District on April 17, 2017. If you are a registered voter and do not receive a ballot, contact the elections office at 406-447-8339 to determine how to update your information as necessary and receive a ballot. Voted ballots must be returned, by mail or in person to the Lewis and Clark County Elections Office, City-County Building, 316 North Park Ave., Room 168, Helena, MT 59623 or in person to the May Butler Center, 55 S. Rodney, Helena, Montana, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the City-County Building and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the May Butler Center), weekdays (exclusive of holidays), through May 1, 2017, or as described in the following paragraph.

On Election Day, May 2, 2017, the only place for deposit of voted ballots will be the Lewis and Clark County Elections Office, City-County Building, 316 North Park Ave., Room 168, Helena, Montana or the May Butler Center, 55 S. Rodney, Helena, Montana, and all ballots must be in that office or that center by 8:00 p.m. to be counted. All ballots will be counted on May 2, 2017, in accordance with Montana law with preliminary results, expected to be released after 8:00 p.m. on that day.

A qualified voter who will be absent from the Elementary District during the time the election is being conducted may request an absentee ballot using the Absentee Ballot Application available at the County Elections Office and online athttp://www.lccountymt.gov/car/elections/election-forms.

An elector may obtain a replacement ballot if his ballot is destroyed, spoiled, lost, or not received by submitting a signed Replacement Ballot Request Form to the office of the County Election Administrator. The Replacement Ballot Request Form is available in the County Elections Office and online at http://www.lccountymt.gov/car/elections/election-forms. Ballots may be returned in person at the places of deposit listed above, or returned by mail. If returning by mail, please use the then-prevailing first-class-postage price or one Forever Stamp. Postmark date does not apply; ballots returned by mail must be received by the 8:00 p.m. Election Day deadline to be counted.

Please note, all electors, as defined in MCA 20-20-301, are those who reside within the Elementary District and are registered to vote by the close of registration on April 3, 2017.

For electors who miss the close of registration deadline, late registration is available through the office of the County Election Administrator until noon on May 1, 2017, and will resume on Election Day, May 2, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

DATED this 14th day of February, 2017.

Paulette DeHart, County Election Administrator

Publication Dates: April 4, April 12, and April 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on May 22, 2017

Broadwater and CHS: MBI Exemplar School Award: Platinum!

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.

Broadwater Recognition Letter 2017

Capital High Recognition Letter 2017

Posted on May 22, 2017

Warren: History Fair

As part of the Helena School Districts Vigilante Parade week, Warren Elementary School hosted our annual Montana History Fair.  Our fourth grade students host the event each year on the Wednesday before the Vigilante Parade.

Our fourth graders spend all of second semester studying Montana History.  The Montana History Fair is their culminating activity.  Each fourth grade student chooses a topic from Montana History and completes extensive research.   Students write a research paper and prepare a final project of their chosen topic to present at the History Fair.  Each child must be able to explain their project and share information they have learned to classmates, teachers, parents, other students, as well as with members of our school community who come to the History Fair.  The fourth graders not only learn about Montana History but also about public speaking as they interact with others.  In addition to the presented final project, each child also produces a flour map of the state complete with mountain ranges and major rivers.  All students also produce their own shield as part of the class activities leading up to the History Fair.  This event has been led by Mrs. Sue Nyland one of our fourth grade teachers for many years. 

Posted on May 22, 2017

Jefferson: Utah Valley University Cultural Program

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.

1.) Helping students, teachers and administrators understand the powerful educational narratives that are embedded in cultural expression in forms of dance, chants, stories and spoken word.

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.

Posted on May 22, 2017

Jefferson: Raises Money for Scholarship

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.

Posted on May 18, 2017

Helena Babe Ruth

8 and under baseball sign ups are currently open online by following this link.

Posted on May 18, 2017

Westside Flag Football

Ages:                1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grades.

Game Dates:    September 4th – October 12th.

(Games will be played on Tues/Thurs.)

(Practice starts the week before 1st game)

  Price:                $40.00 Includes mouth piece and Jersey!

Registration Due before August 1st.  (Postmarked by Aug 1st is OK)

***Absolutely no late registration will be allowed! Sorry! ***

Goals:     Have Fun and introduce the great game of football.

Teach individual techniques and learn teamwork.

Team Information:

            All Teams will practice one to two nights a week.

All Teams will play 5 Games.

Each Team will be a special guest at a Bruin Football Game.

This League will be a limited contact league. Players will be required to wear mouth pieces at all times, but no football pads will be used. The game will be Fast and Fun!

Any questions please call: Dick McMahon (dmcmahon@helenaschools.org) at 459-0119 for 3rd and 4th grades or Reid Christensen (rchristensen@helenaschools.org) at 431-2498 for 1st and 2nd grades. 

Please use this link to get to the registration form: Westside Flag Football League 2017

Posted on May 15, 2017

CHS: HiMCM: Top Two in the US!

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.