1010 Idaho Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Pat Boles
Trish Thompson
Administrative Assistant
Shane Snyder
Information Systems Manager
Bill Kaiser
Capital High School
Technology Support Staff
Trev Thomas
Support Specialist
Mike Tolon
Support Specialist
Brett Hicks
Support Specialist - District Wide
Kalan Knott
Support Specialist - High Schools
Zac Campbell
PowerSchool Support / Educational Applications Support
Jake Vulk
Educational Applications Support / Power School Support
Randy Parmer
Senior Systems Administrator
Jake Atherton
Senior Network Administrator

The Technology Department exists to implement the goal of the Board of Trustees to implement technology in Helena Schools to enrich student learning and deliver more efficient administrative services.


Remote Learning Resources – Helena Public Schools is well positioned with a host of tools to support remote learning. Here are some resources to assist you in using the various tools.

COVID+ Remote Schooling: Trauma Informed Teaching
Making remote learning effective and engaging with Microsoft Education
Remote teaching and learning resources from Microsoft Education
Remote teaching and learning in Office 365 Education

Have some good resources? Email us to add them here. Remember that Office 365 and Minecraft for Education is free for all students, faculty and staff. Information is below under Office 365 Is Here!

Minecraft for Education – Now free for all Helena Public School educators and students. Visit Click on the Downloads to download and install for your particular device. When prompted, enter your district email ( for Faculty and Staff, or for students) and your district password to check out Minecraft for Education. Minecraft for Education is also available on all District owned Windows devices.

Office 365 Is Here! We are just starting to scratch the surface of what is possible for students, faculty, and staff.  As part of our adoption, students, faculty, and staff can download and install the full suite of Microsoft Office products on up to 15 devices (5 PC or Macintosh Computers, 5 Tablets, and 5 Smartphones).

Instructions for downloading your free copy of Microsoft Office are here: Student Office 365 Installation Guide and Faculty & Staff Office 365 Installation Guide.

Training on the Office 365 suite of tools is available at:

Interesting in Learning Coding?  Click HERE for a link for coding games and apps.