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Posted on November 3, 2017

District Nationally Recognized by ACT and Renaissance Learning

Both ACT and Renaissance Learning were extremely impressed by Helena Public School District’s postitive gains. They published two stories that went out for national publication.

This is a testament to the quality of teachers, support staff and administrators we have in our district.  They have all been working extremely hard as a team and to help all learners.  We no longer leave anyone behind; our PLC framework allow teachers to focus on the individual needs of each child and to implement laser focused instructional strategies targeted for maximum success for every style of learner.

To read these stories, please follow the links below.

ACT Helena

Renaissance Learning

Posted on October 27, 2017

Golden Eagle Migration

Thursday November 2nd at 3pm at the Montana WILD AV Theater there will be a Skype event featuring the Golden Eagle Migration Survey.

Click the link for more details.

GEMS Skype Event Flyer (BB)


Posted on September 15, 2017

Just For Kids Daycare

This contract is for after school pick up and care. Hours are approximately 3:15pm to 5:30pm Monday through Friday.

Cost is: $300/month with a $50-$75/month pick up fee, dependent upon distance to the school for a total of: $350-$375.

Fees are due the first day the child is planned to be picked up and subsequently on the first of each month.

Just for Kids agrees to provide the following service for after school care :
—-Child/children will be picked up at their school and brought to our facility at 3108 McHugh where they will be taken care of until we close at 5:30pm.
—– We agree to pick up children in a safe and reliable vehicle with a registered licensed driver with a safe driving record.
—– We agree to provide an after school snack in a safe area to play, do crafts, play games, do homework and relax, supervised by a trained daycare teacher.
—–Just for Kids will work with parents to possibly provide care for days when school is not in session on a case by case basis for an additional fee.This contract is for after school pick up and care. Hours are approximately 3:15pm to 5:30pm Monday through Friday.

Just for Kids has researched other programs in the city as well as neighboring communities. Our cost comes out to be around $7.50 per hour. We are a licensed facility with qualified, trained teachers. We differ from other facilities because we pick up your child from their individual school and keep them in a safe, fun learning environment until they are picked up at or before 5:30pm.

Please see the list below of the days Just For Kids facility is closed.
Thanksgiving Day and the day after
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after Christmas
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
The Monday after Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day

Please contact our facility at 422-5660 or

Thank you
GG and Tatiyana Grotbo/Owners



After School Contract

Posted on August 28, 2017

AUDITIONS: Nutcracker on the Rocks

Auditions for Shira Greenberg’s Nutcracker on the Rocks will be Semptember 4-7, 2017. Looking for Adults and youth ages 7+. All abilities welcome, including those with disabilities. No dance experience required. 

All who audition and can commit to the rehearsal schedule will be cast

Join the rockin’ cast of Helena’s 5th annual Nutrcracker on the Rocks featuring Music by James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and more.

A fusion of modern dance with swing, African, hip hop, and ballet.

Whether you’ve danced for years or only in your living room, this is the show for you!

Call 422-0830 to schedule your audition time.

Show dates: November 25 & 26, 2017 (Thanksgiving Weekend).


Posted on June 12, 2017

Science Club Summer Camps

Are you interested in science and technology? Well, during the summer the Capital High Science Club will once again be offering varied science camps for elementary and middle school students. The dates for the three camps are: June 27-29th, July 19-21st, and August 1-3rd. All camps will be held from 9-noon.  Kids will have the opportunity to participate in courses on lego robotics, biology, forensics, beginner programming, physics, natural science and website creation. Instruction, materials, and snacks will all be provided by Capital High staff and students. Attendance costs are forty-five dollars per kid. For more information and registration sheets, visit or find the link at  Contact Mrs. Urban at with questions. So if you’re looking for a fun excuse to learn science over the summer, come to science camp!

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 ( at 459-0119 for 3rd and 4th grades or Reid Christensen ( at 431-2498 for 1st and 2nd grades. 

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

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