Educational Technology

The Technology Department supports the educational mission of the Helena Public Schools by:

  • Promoting equity of access to learning with technology tools across the district.
  • Supporting professional learning for district educators and administrators.
  • Maintaining technology access to powerful data tools that support the learning process.
  • Dreaming big with technology and encouraging students and teachers to do the same.


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.

We are an Office 365 District!  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:

Gary Myers, Director of Educational Technology

Tina Johnson, Administrative Secretary

Jake Atherton, Senior Network Administrator

Randy Parmer, Senior Systems Administrator

Shane Snyder, Senior Infrastructure & Information Systems Manager

Brett Hicks, Application Support Developer

Jim Daanen, Safety and Security Developer

Kelly Stoner, SIS Support and Technology Training TOSA

Mayalaran Elliot, Application Support Specialist

Stuart Beardsley, Help Desk Technician

Uriah Yager, Help Desk Technician

Trevor Osborne, State Reporting Specialist