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Helena High School to reopen after 2-day closure  Helena Independent Record

Helena High School will reopen Thursday, March 7, after two water main *service* line breaks closed school for two days.

Check out the latest renderings of East Helena High School  Helena Independent Record

These updated renderings of East Helena High School were presented during a community meeting Nov. 26. Voters recently approved a $29.5 million bond to ...

Bullock returns to Helena High School — his alma mater — to announce presidential run  Helena Independent Record

Gov. Steve Bullock returned to Helena High Tuesday, surrounded by his family, to start his journey as Montana's first-ever announced major-party presidential ...

Brick inlay depicting guns painted over at East Helena High  Helena Independent Record

A brick inlay depicting two handguns pointed at a cowboy has been hidden from the side of the new high school building under construction in East Helena.

Wacky experiments to highlight Helena High's Science Circus  Helena Independent Record

Wild and wacky experiments are part of the show performed by Helena High School's science students at the annual Science Circus on Friday and Saturday.

Helena High School closed another day due to second water pipe break  Helena Independent Record

Helena High School was closed Monday due to a broken water main and will remain closed Wednesday after a second pipe burst.

Helena High might do away with gender-specific graduation gowns  Helena Independent Record

For the first time in more than a decade, Helena High School graduates might not wear gender-specific caps and gowns to their commencement ceremony this ...

East Helena High School registration opens this week  Helena Independent Record

Registration for the first ever East Helena High School freshman class will open later this week.

Helena High teacher to be honored at national computer science summit  Helena Independent Record

For years, Buffy Smith has worked to make women a bigger part of the computer science field. She has made classroom and curriculum changes in addition to ...

Williams, William Russell | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

William Russell Williams 58, of Great Falls, MT passed away on July 6, 2019. He was born on July 22, 1960 to James P. Williams and Lorraine A. Snyder in ...

East Helena High's first class has 90 students enrolled  Helena Independent Record

About 90 students have enrolled in East Helena High School's inaugural freshman class.

East Helena breaks ground on new high school site  Helena Independent Record

The East Helena community broke ground at the site of the upcoming East Helena High School on Monday.

Water Main Break Closes Helena High School  KBZK Bozeman News

HELENA – The City of Helena is reporting a water main break on Twitter at Helena High School. The tweet states “Water main break at Helena HS. Please stay ...

Helena High moves forward with non-gendered graduation gown colors  Helena Independent Record

Helena High School Principal Steve Thennis announced Tuesday that the school will be moving forward with a single-color graduation gown starting this year.

Silver will replace gender-specific gown colors at Helena High graduation  Helena Independent Record

All Helena High School graduates will be issued silver gowns with red stoles for this year's commencement ceremony.

Chugg, Kenneth "Kenny" Melvin | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

Kenneth “Kenny” Melvin Chugg, 63, of Boise, ID, passed away unexpectedly on October 3, 2018 at St. Luke's of Meridian, surrounded by his beloved wife, ...

Water main break reported at Helena High School, school closed on Tuesday  KTVH

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East Helena celebrates groundbreaking for first high school  KXLH Helena News

Monday marked a major milestone in East Helena's long journey toward building the community's first high school. “Thank you for coming out tonight for this ...

Biggest stories of 2018: East Helena is getting a high school  Helena Independent Record

Though East Helena High School won't have its own building for more than a year, its first classes are slated to begin this fall.

Helena High School remains closed after second water main break  KPAX-TV

HELENA – Helena High School remained closed Wednesday due to a second water main break. A press release states: URGENT: Helena High School will be ...

East Helena to start high school classes a year early. Here's what that means for Helena  Helena Independent Record

With East Helena Public Schools now planning to offer high school classes a year earlier than expected, enrollment and staffing at Helena High School are ...

Newly named East Helena High School gets a mascot: the Vigilantes  Helena Independent Record

The newly named East Helena High School now has a mascot: the Vigilantes. Amy Strainer, of the school name and mascot committee, said the group polled ...

Helena Public Schools seeks solutions to unsustainable budget  Helena Independent Record

Without significant budget changes, Helena Public Schools is expected to be in the red sometime between 2022 and 2024.

East Helena chooses high school colors, authorizes first staff positions  Helena Independent Record

The East Helena school board made several key decisions regarding the new high school at its December board meeting.

Gun image removed from East Helena High | ABC Fox Montana Helena  ABC FOX Montana

EAST HELENA – School officials are explaining how a controversial design depicting guns ended up on the side of the new high school.

Helena school board candidate surveys | Local |  Helena Independent Record

Ten candidates are running for the three seats up for election on the Helena Public Schools Board of Education this year. Ballots will be mailed to Helena voters ...

Helena schools recognized for achievements in AP coursework  Helena Independent Record

Helena's public high schools have again received accolades for their advanced placement class program by the AP College Board.

Helena High School welding program receives a $1K grant  ABC FOX Montana

HELENA - The Helena High School welding program has been awarded a $1000 grant from the Montana Contractors Association to help fund their program.

East Helena approved new high school mascot logo  ABC FOX Montana

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Students' science skills put to the test in Helena High drafting class  Helena Independent Record

Mousetrap powered cars with 3D printed wheels sounds like science fiction. In reality, it's the final project for Helena High School teacher Jake Spearson's ...

East Helena mascot design approved with help from future Vigilantes  Helena Independent Record

Hundreds of future East Helena High School Vigilantes helped select the school's mascot design, which was approved earlier this week.

Nuggets From Helena: Helena schools and the hidden history of their names  Helena Independent Record

Sometimes, looking back at the name of a building, along with its physical background, one can strike a chord of intrigue with Helena's history.

Helena won't increase out-of-district tuition, which now applies to East Helena students  Helena Independent Record

The Helena school district is not increasing tuition rates for its 600-plus out-of-district high school students, including those who live in East Helena.

East Helena High choosing Vigilantes mascot design | ABC Fox Montana Helena  ABC FOX Montana

EAST HELENA - Construction is underway for the new high school, and the public is invited to help come up with the design of the Vigilantes mascot.

Distinguished students and educators to be honored by Helena Education Foundation  Helena Independent Record

The Helena Education Foundation recognized 55 current and retired educators from the Helena area who made a difference in the lives of their students.

Here are the updated renderings of East Helena's new high school  Helena Independent Record

These updated renderings of East Helena's new high school were released during a community meeting in September. Voters recently approved a $29.5 million ...

About a dozen construction projects planned at Helena schools this summer  Helena Independent Record

It's going to be a busy summer for Kalli Kind, facilities director at Helena Public Schools.

With eight write-in candidates, Helena will have a school board race after all  Helena Independent Record

Eight write-in candidates have joined the two who will be on the ballot in Helena's school board election May 7.

High lead sample temporarily halts work on East Helena School District property  Helena Independent Record

The East Helena School District has temporarily halted work on a section of Dartman Field after a soil sample tested higher for lead than allowed by the ...

As prom costs rise, Helena senior collects dresses students can use for free  Helena Independent Record

With hair, nails, corsages, boutonnieres, dinner and dresses, prom can cost more than some students and their parents can afford.

East Helena high school classes will begin in 2019  KXLH Helena News

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Vigilante running club asks East Helena High to pick a different mascot, no change planned  Helena Independent Record

HELENA — A Helena running club that uses the "Vigilante" name wants East Helena High to pick a different mascot for its new school.

East Helena approves resolution to increase levy for freshman bus transportation  Helena Independent Record

The East Helena School Board approved a resolution to increase nonvoted levies to fund transportation for the soon-to-be freshman class of 2019-20.

Check out the possible designs for East Helena's new Vigilantes mascot  Helena Independent Record

Students in East Helena are being asked to help choose the look of the vigilantes as staff poll them on five mascot designs.

Missing Helena High teen found safe | Local |  Helena Independent Record

Update: Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Hannah Mattausch was safely located Saturday evening.

Helena students to compete in friendly rivalry during Friday's Vigilante Parade  Helena Independent Record

Helena's iconic Vigilante Parade is set to step off at noon Friday downtown.

Helena welcomes back 95th annual Vigilante Day Parade  ABC FOX Montana

HELENA - Friday kicks off the 95th annual Vigilante Day Parade, one of the longest-running high school parades in the country. It is deep in history, dating back ...

Helena High basketball players victim of theft at Missoula Hellgate  Helena Independent Record

Helena High boys basketball players allegedly had personal items with an estimated value of more than $200 stolen out of their locker room during their ...

Three school board seats up for election in East Helena  Helena Independent Record

Two three-year terms and a one-year term are up for election this year on the East Helena school board.

French students visit their Helena counterparts through exchange  Helena Independent Record

After several Helena High School students visited France last spring, their French counterparts are now paying them a visit.

Choirs from Helena High, Capital High croon Christmas classics at the Montana Capitol  Helena Independent Record

Singers from both of Helena's public high school's grace the halls of the State Capitol on Tuesday with a selection of Christmas songs. The choirs were led by ...

New principals take the helm at three Helena schools  Helena Independent Record

New principals will take over at three Helena schools this fall, but the leaders will be familiar faces within the Helena School District.

On last day, students and staff say goodbye to three Helena schools  Helena Independent Record

Before leaving for summer break Thursday, students and educators at Jim Darcy, Bryant and Central-Linc elementary schools said goodbye to their school ...

Night to Shine will showcase Helena-area talent  Helena Independent Record

Helena-area musicians, singers, comedians, dancers and entertainers will take the stage Tuesday to entertain their audience at the 26th annual Night to Shine ...

The race is on in East Helena's school board election  Helena Independent Record

Four candidates filed for the three available seats on East Helena's school board in time to get their names on the ballot in the May 7 election.

East Helena voters approve bond to build a high school  Helena Independent Record

Voters approved a $29.5 million bond to build a high school in East Helena, according to preliminary results released by the school district Tuesday night.

Ballots in the mail for East Helena Schools trustee election  Helena Independent Record

East Helena residents can expect mail-in election ballots for 2019 school board election to arrive in their mailboxes over the next few days as the East Helena ...

Montana Recognizes Twenty High School Women for Computing Achievements  Fairfield Sun Times

HELENA – As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology ...

Senior says he would have been a dropout if it weren't for PAL  Helena Independent Record

Garrett Oljar is living proof that Helena's Project for Alternative Learning works.

20 Montana high school women recognized for achievements in technology  Helena Independent Record

As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology, NorthWestern ...

Capital High senior leaving her mark through school mural  Helena Independent Record

With a little help, Capital High School senior Mariah Thomas is working creatively to leave her mark on the school through a new mural.

Helena students warned not to underestimate risks of vaping  Helena Independent Record

"There will never be a group of students more at risk of vaping than you," Andy Duran told a group of Capital High School students Thursday.

Helena High students build picnic tables for Camp Child  KTVH

HELENA – Woodworking students at Helena High School have built and donated a series of picnic tables for YMCA's Camp Child. On Wednesday, the students ...

Helena-area students prepare for court in mock trial team  KTVH

HELENA – Judge Menahan's court room in Helena was busy Thursday night, but this time no one is facing jail time. No one real at least. That's because ...

Helena College's dual enrollment grows by 160 students after launch of tuition-free program  Helena Independent Record

Helena College saw a large spike in dual enrollment of high school students during the fall 2018 semester, and the increase seems to be a direct result of the ...

'Niceness is Priceless' project started by student killed in crash expands to all Helena schools  Helena Independent Record

This year, a kindness project that started as a Facebook page has expanded into an initiative that has taken over Helena's school district.

Chrissy Murgel: Counselor, Helena High School | |  Helena Independent Record

Lifelong educator Rita Pierson said “Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, ...

Helena High alum Chase Smith qualifies for NCAA pole vault nationals  Helena Independent Record

HELENA -- University of Washington junior pole vaulter Chase Smith placed seventh at the NCAA Western Regional Preliminary Track and Field Meet recently.

PAL graduates praised for resilience at ceremony | Local  Helena Independent Record

Tears, cheers and hugs were plentiful at The Myrna Loy Friday afternoon as few graduation ceremonies share the raw emotion on display at Helena's Project for ...

Helena student group secures sponsor for gun safety bill  Helena Independent Record

A Helena student group has secured a primary sponsor for a bill that members hope will improve gun safety in Montana.

What Gives You Hope: Helena students compete in photo contest aimed at suicide prevention  Helena Independent Record

Members of Capital High School's Health Occupations Students of America were honored Monday by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health for their participation in ...

Helena students heading to All-Northwest music festival  Helena Independent Record

Five Helena music students and their director are headed to the All-Northwest music festival in Portland, Oregon.

East Helena High School drawings revealed at community meeting  Helena Independent Record

Architects revealed initial drawings of a proposed high school in East Helena during a community meeting Tuesday night.

Night with the Stars: Helena student hosts prom for those with special needs  Helena Independent Record

Helena High School students Treven Maharg and Tanner Davis have been friends throughout high school. It's apparent from their constant teasing that they are ...

LIVE: Governor Steve Bullock launches 2020 presidential campaign in Helena  KTVH

HELENA- Montana Governor Steve Bullock officially launches his 2020 presidential campaign at an event at Helena High School at 1:30 p.m. Bullock attended ...

Helena, East Helena announce sites for summer free lunch program  Helena Independent Record

Helena and East Helena have announced where children will be able to receive free meals throughout the summer, beginning this week.

John McEwen | |  Helena Independent Record

Name: John H McEwen. Age: 68. Contact info: 556 Sparta Street, Helena. 406-461-1894. Education: Bachelor's Degree: Political Science ...

Night to Shine delivers song, dance and a bit of magic  Helena Independent Record

The 26th annual Night to Shine displayed a diverse array of local talent Tuesday night.

Here's your go-to guide for Halloween events in the Helena area  Helena Independent Record

Dress up in your favorite costumes and join Downtown Helena, Inc. and the Helena Business Improvement District for the Little Tykes Trick or Treat on ...

Cheer and dance teams from across Montana bring energy to Helena for competition  Helena Independent Record

Slicked back ponytails with large glittery bows, metallic poms, daring tosses and swift split jumps. In the background, the whoops and hollers from the crowd ...

East Helena school board awards $256K bid for new community health clinic  Helena Independent Record

The East Helena school board has awarded a bid to US Modular to construct a new community health clinic next to Prickly Pear Elementary School.

Environmental trust seeing some success in sale of East Helena Superfund properties  Helena Independent Record

Developing former Asarco lands in East Helena has been a challenge as prospective buyers wrestle with cleanup of contaminated soil, but officials are ...

'You've done it': Helena College's class of 2019 earns degrees Saturday  Helena Independent Record

The Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds is one of the premier venues in Helena for hosting banquets, concerts and carnivals; and Saturday's celebration of ...

Stories of Honor: Three-sport Helena High athlete Chuck Green paid ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam  Helena Independent Record

In June 1969, U.S. Army PFC Charles Dee Green, a former three-sport athlete for Helena High School, was killed in Vietnam. Green's ultimate sacrifice is listed ...

Ella Currier (write-in) | |  Helena Independent Record

Name: Ella Currier. Age: 18. Contact info: Education: DON QUIJOTE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: MADRID, SPAIN: 2019. Common ...

Teen admits to starting Helena High fire | News |  Helena Independent Record

A Helena teen admitted Wednesday to starting a fire that caused more than $2.7 million in damage to Helena High School last year.

Meet the new CEO of the Helena Family YMCA  Helena Independent Record

Playing Two Truths and a Lie with retired Lt. Col. David Oclander is tricky.

Phage hunting: Helena students search for virus that could help save lives  Helena Independent Record

Digging through mud and dirt sounds like a chore to most, but to students of CR Anderson Middle School it sounds like a hunt.

Capital High seniors win Gianforte's congressional app challenge  Helena Independent Record

Capital High School seniors Kyler Nelson and Andrew Stroop won the 2018 congressional app challenge, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte announced.

Stories of Honor: Helena Marine survived grenade explosion  Helena Independent Record

Elwin Franklin enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1968, three months before he was supposed to graduate from Helena High School.

Herriges, Maryann (Taylor) | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

Maryann (Taylor) Herriges passed to meet Jesus on February 23, 2019. She was born May 31, 1951, in Greenville, MS, where she attended elementary school.

Helena Public Schools confirms elected board members | Local  Helena Independent Record

The Helena Public Schools Board of Trustees underwent a makeover with Tuesday's swearing-in of trustees elected last week.

Officials cancel school, discourage driving Friday morning in Helena  Helena Independent Record

Helena Public Schools dismissed students early Thursday and canceled all classes and sporting events Friday due to winter weather, and local officials are ...

Health careers class gives Helena students a taste of the medical field  Helena Independent Record

When Cody Hoover started taking the health careers class at Helena High School, it was because he wanted to be a doctor.

Community briefs published Friday, April 5, 2019 | Community Briefs  Helena Independent Record

Helena College Professor, Nathan Munn, and the Helena College Social and Psychological Science Club are hosting an informative conference on Autism ...

Helena College's 2019 commencement features Montana Board of Regents speaker  Helena Independent Record

On Saturday, Helena College's 2019 commencement ceremony will feature speaker Dalton Johnson, a former Helena College student who represents ...

Empty Stockings: Here is what Helena-area organizations need for the holidays  Helena Independent Record

Intermountain: Meeting mental health needs of Montana children. Feature Photo: Civic Center decked with the Festival of Trees (copy). Decorators beautify their ...

Things to do in Helena this week | Local |  Helena Independent Record

Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Helena's Insufficient Funds Band will play at the Lewis & Clark Brewery Tap Room, 1517 Dodge Ave. There is no cover. Founding members ...

Best of Helena Winners 2018: People of the Year | Local  Helena Independent Record

The Independent Record invites the community to vote in the Best of Helena contest each year. Here are this year's winners in the people of the year category.

Carroll anthropology students complete final dig as program is phased out  Helena Independent Record

Carroll College's last class of anthropology students completed their final field school over the past two weeks.

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