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Posted on October 15, 2019

Lockdown has been lifted

We have just received notification that our lockdown orders have been lifted.  School will resume as normal.

The Lewis & Clark Sheriff’s Department will air a press release on KTVH regarding the situation.

First, we want to emphasize that this is a precautionary measure. Please know that the safety of our students is our top priority.

We are just learning from the Lewis and Clark Sheriff’s Department web page that all schools should be in a lockdown due to an incident this morning at Rossiter.  No students will be released for recess at this time.

Posted on October 11, 2019

HHS Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall

The Helena High choir has been invited to sing alongside world famous singer/composer Moria Smiley at Carnegie Hall in New York City this upcoming May.  After working with Moira over the past several years, including last year when HHS worked on a commissioned song about Montana called Headwaters, Moria wanted our choir to accompany her to Carnegie Hall and perform her songs.  This is an incredible invitation for our students and is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Watch the story as reported by KXLH by clicking HERE.

Posted on October 11, 2019

Helena boasts three national merit semi-finalists

Three Helena students – Hayden Ferguson from Helena High, and Lea Hohenlohe and Caroline Southworth from Capital High – recently earned places as National Merit Semi-Finalists.
Just 16,000 Semifinalists are awarded each year! These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.
Congratulations, students!


Posted on October 9, 2019

Congratulations, CHS Boys Golf, on your 3rd Place Victory!

Despite the increasingly snowy weather, the state golf tournament was Monday – Wednesday this week. The Capital High boys had an impressive 3rd place finish, and five CHS and HHS golfers brought home All State honors!  Read the full article as published in the Independent Record by clicking HERE.  A wonderful photographic report can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Posted on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your support of the Helena Sun Run!

A big thank you goes to the 250 participants in Saturday’s Sun Run, which raised over $15,000!  We are humbled by the support of our community!  Mark your calendars for next year’s event on October 3, 2020.

You can view some wonderful pictures of the event from the Independent Record by clicking HERE.

Posted on October 1, 2019

SERVING our community: a crosstown food drive event

The Helena Public Schools are hosting a CROSSTOWN Food Drive leading up to the CROSSTOWN volleyball game on October 17.  Between October 3 and October 17, donate an item to Helena Food Share’s Kid Pack Program on behalf of the Bruins or the Bengals.

All students from school whose team receives the most donations will receive FREE TICKETS to the following week’s respective volleyball game!

Click HERE for more details, or join our event on Facebook!

Posted on September 27, 2019

Helena Schools featured in “Nuggets from Helena”

Ever wonder how Jim Darcy, Smith, or Bryant schools got their names?   From the people behind C. R. Anderson and May Butler to the stories behind the names, “Nuggets from Helena: Helena schools and the hidden history of their names,” is a wonderfully written article that can be read by clicking HERE.

Posted on September 26, 2019

Foreign Language Instruction at Jefferson

Students and teachers will enjoy an 8-week course in French 1st semester,
followed by an 8-week course of Spanish 2nd semester starting soon.
Special thanks to y/our Jefferson Parent Council for funding this opportunity
for students!

The social and academic benefits of learning a language from an early age include enhanced verbal, problem-solving, critical thinking skills, the ability to think more creatively, increased awareness and sensitivity to other cultures, and the increased likelihood of fluency in more than one language.

For additional information on the program, please contact Lona Carter at 324-2063.

Posted on September 25, 2019

Helena student, Bella Nyman, receives national recognition

Bella Nyman recently earned one of just ten national recognitions as a 2020 Children’s Miracle Network Champion Child.  In this position, Miss. Nyman hopes to advocate for more mental health resources in the rural areas of Montana.

At a ceremony in the Governor’s Reception Room, surrounded by her family, friends, fellow students, school administrators, members of the media, and representatives of Shodair and Montana’s Children’s Miracle Network, Miss Nyman received recognition for her award from the Governor, who thanked her for bringing her strength and courage to the national level.

Miss Nyman is a student at the Project for Alternative Learning, of which she said she would have been a dropout without.  She also advised anyone suffering with mental health to talk to someone and know that better days are coming.

Thank you to Miss Nyman for speaking up and advocating for the need for mental health resources across the state and the nation.  We’re so proud to call you one of our students!

To read more about Miss Nyman’s award and the ceremony, please read the articles below:

Posted on September 23, 2019

SkillsUSA 5th Annual Car Show

Helena High students were graced with beautiful weather for their Car Show on Sunday.  Click HERE to view pictures.