Good News From Our Schools

Posted on November 20, 2017

Jefferson: Christmas Tree at the Capitol

Jefferson attended the “Christmas Tree at the Capitol” Celebration!   We had many parents join us as 300 Jefferson folks all brought at least one nonperishable food item to donate to the Helena Food Share. 

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 November 3, 2017

Jefferson Elementary: Flexible Seating

Jefferson Elementary Flexible Seating:  It is hard to sit in a desk all day and to keep focused on learning. To help kids Jefferson Elementary educators have sought ways to give students more flexibility to choose what works best for them. These seating options have immediate benefits; using excess energy, increased motivation and engagement, improving student’s core strength and posture. And… the kids love it!

Posted on November 3, 2017

Broadwater Songs

Broadwater Songs!

By Broadwater Elementary

Posted on October 27, 2017

Jefferson Elementary: Unity Day

October 25th is National Unity Day and students and staff are celebrating!! Unity Day is a day in which students and school staff come together to celebrate kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. We  care about our school being safe and supportive. Unity Day is a day everyone can come together – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion!

Posted on October 24, 2017

Hawthorne: Thespians in the Making

Hawthorne Elementary School students take part in a movement exercise Monday afternoon during a tryout for a Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Treasure Island.” The Missoula Children’s Theatre visits schools across the state each year, teaching students performing arts and producing a play with students. The Hawthorne Elementary production will have showings on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Article and photo, courtesy of the Helena Independent Record

Posted on October 18, 2017

Kessler: Mrs. Ratzlaff

Mrs. Ratzlaff at Kessler Elementary gets a “One Class at a Time” Grant. Congratulations!!!

Posted on October 18, 2017

Jefferson: Student Council

Jefferson Elementary School has a strong Student Council.  This year we had a record number of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders run for office. Our 2017-2018 Jefferson Student Council Candidates did a GREAT job on their speeches! CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017-2018 Jefferson Student Council Officers: President – Jacque O., Co-Vice-Presidents (We had a tie!) -Laine F. and Margot M., Secretary – Sam F. and Treasurer Hadyn G.! Also a BIG Congratulations to all of our extraordinary young leaders for running a positive campaign! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!

Posted on October 17, 2017

Broadwater’s Mrs. Sue Sweeney: National Distinguished Principal

Broadwater Elementary School’s very own Principal was named 2017 National Distinguished Principal for Montana! She was recognized for her amazing work in Washington, DC. Congratulations Mrs. Sweeney, we are so proud of you!!


Posted on October 17, 2017

CHS Monitoring Mussels

Capital High School biology students were part of a zebra mussel monitoring project at Canyon Ferry Lake Reservoir and Upper Holter Lake Reservoir this week.

The sophomore biology class collected data on environmental conditions in the lake and collected water samples for environmental DNA analysis. They also learned about the spread and prevention of invasive species.

Read full story from the IR here.

Also, see KTVH’s story here.

Photo courtesy of the Helena IR

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