District News Archive

Posted on November 7, 2019

Local knitters donate hundreds of hats to area schools

Thanks to the generosity of a group of local knitters, hundreds of children will have hats on their heads this winter.  Watch a video of the story reported by KXLH by clicking HERE.

Posted on October 23, 2019

All State Music Festival Participants

Our music students from Helena High and Capital High had impressive representation at last week’s All-State Music Festival.  Last week’s participants went through a rigorous evaluation process that included sending audition tapes to an All-State selection committee last May.  That committee then reviewed and scored the tapes prior to selecting the top entries.

Once at the festival, participants first learn the performance music, practice for a day and a half with fellow participants, and then perform to a live audience.

This year’s chosen participants from Helena include the following students:

  • Helena High Choir: Jada Pierson, Chloe Roberts, Colin Nielson, and Caleb Lay
  • Capital High Choir: Wes Bruski sang in the All-State Honor Choir
  • Capital High Orchestra: Zach Boles-Principal Cello (Section Leader), Maren Elliott -Violin II, Braelyn Germaine-Viola, Kylie Heit-Cello, Ali McAllister-Bass, and Christian Zehr-Cello
  • Helena High Orchestra: Owen Cleary-Violin I, Fischer Friend-Bass, Alyson Rake-Viola, and Lenny Triem-Cello
  • Helena High Band: Clare Strode, Kelson Demmons, and Nick Pida
  • Capital High Band: Logan O’Connell-Oboe, Molly Brandt-French Horn, and Charlie Michaletz-Trombone
Posted on October 21, 2019

Unity Week at Jefferson

Jefferson Unity Week will be celebrated with activities all week long!

Monday: EVERYONE HAS A NAME ~ Students/Teachers will create name tags.  Everyone will wear their tags all day. We will make it a point to greet everyone by their name, especially those who we do not usually address.

Tuesday: NOBODY EATS ALONE – Students will be encouraged to each with someone new at lunch and to make sure no one is eating by themselves or playing by themselves out on the playground.

Wednesday: FAVORITE TSHIRT – Student/ Teacher will be encouraged to wear a t-shirt that expresses a subject they have a passion about; favorite movie, team, sport, band etc.… Student will be encouraged to find new friends with the same interest as themselves, as displayed on their t-shirt, and have lunch together. A school adult will take a group pic to share.

Thursday:  RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS – Students/Teachers will be asked to complete random acts of kindness all day using their own Kindness Catcher

Friday: MUSTANG PRIDE – Students/Teachers will be encouraged to wear blue or gold shirts/clothes to support our school!

Throughout the week:

  • Handprint art with personal motivational quote
  • Unity Poster per classroom or grade level
  • Friendship Chain – all school
Posted on October 17, 2019

Crosstown Food Drive Winner Announced!

Congratulations to the Capital High for your victory in the first Crosstown Food Drive!  The entire school will receive free admittance to the October 22 home volleyball game v. Sentinel.

Most importantly, the food drive collected over 2,700 items for Helena’s Food Share, and most items will be distributed to area students through Kid Packs.

Thank you to all who participated and make it a great event!

Posted on October 14, 2019

Rossiter Teacher awarded One Class at a Time grant

This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Rossiter Elementary School teacher Pamela Murnion.

Members of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise her third grade classroom with a $250 check.  The money from the grant will be used to purchase more children’s literature books that show underrepresented communities.

Congratulations, Ms. Murnion!