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Posted on May 9, 2019

Helena School Bus Driver wins safety award! – video attached

Katee Horner, driver of bus 31,  won 2nd place in the Safety portion in First Students “Be First Awards”. She traveled to Cincinnati to receive this award and share her story.

Katee was nominated by her peers and was selected as a finalist.  Over 600 nominations were made that included 7  categories.

When Katee started driving for us she became concerned for the safety of some of her students who were standing at their bus stop. At several stops there are not streetlights and/or sidewalks. She knew where the students would be standing, but would other motorists? Katee had to find a way for her kids to be seen! Using her military background Katee started providing some students with reflective belts. Word got around to local businesses and families and they all started pitching in so that each student on bus 31 would have a reflective belt available.

To read the entire story from the KTVH website, please click HERE.

Posted on May 8, 2019

Thank you for passing the levy!

The Helena Public School District would like to offer our very sincerest thanks to our community for your continual support of making improvements to our district.

Posted on May 8, 2019

Congratulations to our new school board trustees!

Incumbent Trustee Libby Goldes, John H. McEwen, and Siobhan Hathhorn will each serve three year terms on the Helena School Board of Trustees.  To read the election results and quotes from the trustees, please click HERE.

Posted on May 2, 2019

In the face of a new school, history of Jim Darcy revisted

Like most Helena buildings, Jim Darcy school is filled with history.  As a unique twist, a recent story from KXLH focuses on the man for whom the school was named.  Read the full story by clicking HERE.

Posted on May 1, 2019

95th annual Vigilante Parade slated for Friday and a look at parade floats from years’ past.

Dedicated to the history and pioneering spirit of Helena, this year’s Vigilante Parade will feature between 95 and 100 booths from both Helena High and Capital High Schools, several more than in previous years.  To enter the parade, students must complete an application process early in April based on a variety of topics provided by high school educators and librarians.  With a list of almost 200 suggested float topics and a limit of two floats with the same topic per school, the parade will guarantee variety and entertainment.  To read the full article and parade route as published in the Independent Record, please click HERE.  You may also watch a video on this year’s parade below.

For a look at parades of the past, the Independent Record put together a great pictorial collection spanning the 95 years of the Vigilante Parade.  Click HERE to view the pictures.

Posted on May 1, 2019

Book vending machine at PAL receives televised attention

Last week’s story published on the Helena Public Schools’ website was featured on in KTVH’s Class Act segment on April 30.  View the video below or click HERE to read the entire story.

Posted on April 30, 2019

Preschool Funding Questionable after Legislature Adjournment

The Montana Legislature adjourned this session without confirming continued funds for a public preschool program in Helena.  The 2017 session funded a pilot program to increase access to preschool across the state.  Without the state funding, Helena’s public Montessori preschool likely will be unable to continue.  You may read the entire story on KXLH by clicking HERE or by watching the video below.

Posted on April 29, 2019

Helena schools home to higher than average advance students

According a a report card published by the Office of Public Instruction last week, Helena-area schools are showing higher percentages of advanced students than the state average.

Schools are graded on mathematics, reading, and science and are given a rating of either novice, nearing proficient, proficient or advanced in each subject.

To read the entire article as published in the Helena Independent Record, please click HERE.

Posted on April 23, 2019

Bryant’s Jesika Fisher receives this Week’s “One Class At A Time” Grant

Jesika Fisher was thrilled to receive a $250 check from First Interstate Bank and KXLH this week.   Fisher says this money will be used to create STEM projects and activities for the classroom.

Posted on April 22, 2019

School Board Candidates complete Survey

All ten Helena School Board of Trustees candidates completed a survey conducted through the Helena Independent Record.  You may view their responses by clicking HERE.

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