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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.

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.

Nuggets from Helena: A history of Helena's high schools  Helena Independent Record

The months of May and June mark, among other annual celebrations, that rite of educational passage referred to as graduation.

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

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 ...

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.

Childhood friends and Helena High valedictorians look forward to graduating together  Helena Independent Record

Smith Elementary School was where Rachel Jackovac, 17, and Sonja Severtson, 18, first became friends. Now the pair will graduate from Helena High School ...

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.

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.

Helena High receives grant to rebuild welding tables  Helena Independent Record

Helena High School was among eight recipients to receive $1000 in grant money from the Montana Contractors Association Education Foundation.

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.

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.

Chamber of Commerce: New owners and new businesses around Helena  Helena Independent Record

What an exciting week it was August 19-23 with all of the tours, ribbon cuttings and more at the three new schools. The Chamber congratulates all of the ...

Gun image removed from East Helena High  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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

HELENA – The City of Helena is reporting a water main break on Twitter at Helena High School.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Community briefs published Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 | Local  Helena Independent Record

For the past year, local suicide prevention advocates have tried to tickle men's funny bones through Man Therapy, a mental health, anti-stigma campaign aimed ...

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 ...

East Helena approved new high school mascot logo  ABC FOX Montana

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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.

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 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.

East Helena High choosing Vigilantes mascot design  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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Helena's Trey Tintinger wins 4th consecutive national high jump championship  Helena Independent Record

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Helena High senior Trey Tintinger is the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic high jump champion for the fourth consecutive year.

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.

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

East Helena School District leaders are still planning to open their new high school building in the fall of 2020, but they're now planning to start their first class of ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Helena High woodworking class builds benches for YMCA's Camp Child  Helena Independent Record

Over the last few weeks, the Helena High School woodworking class has been building benches for YMCA's Camp Child.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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 ...

Dual enrollment jump-starts some students, leaves others behind  Missoulian

Ryan Clinch already knew he wanted to study engineering at Montana State University when he enrolled in dual enrollment courses for his senior year at ...

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.

Treven Maharg: This month's Shining Star  ABC FOX Montana

Prom, a high school ritual. The dress, the tux, the flowers, the dancing - all the makings of a night to remember. But for one high school student, he's hoping.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Community briefs published Friday, June 7, 2019 | Community Briefs  Helena Independent Record

Helena Y *Service* Club, affiliated with Y's Men International, has accepted the challenge from the World YMCA to commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the ...

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.

Helena's Mo Shea crowned Miss Montana 2019 | Local |  Helena Independent Record

Mo Shea of Helena will advance to the Miss America Pageant after being crowned Miss Montana 2019.

High schoolers in Helena for closer look at government through Girls State program  KBZK Bozeman News

HELENA – High school girls from around the state are in Helena this week to get a new perspective on politics, government and the law. On Sunday afternoon ...

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.

13th Annual Stuff the Bus Fundraiser  ABC FOX Montana

HELENA – The annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive is in its 13th year, and the community project helps collect school supplies for students in need.

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.

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.

Community briefs published Friday, May 17, 2019 | Community Briefs |  Helena Independent Record

The Helena WINS Construction/Engineering Sector is planning a hands-on event to allow area students the opportunity to experience the construction industry ...

Logan, Mike | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

Montana has lost one of her greatest advocates. David Michael Logan died on August 14, 2019 after a brief illness.

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Helena High Class of 2016 Commencement  Helena Independent Record

Helena High class of 2016 graduation took place at Nelson Stadium where over 300 students received their diplomas.

3 juveniles arrested after fire at Helena High | Montana News  Billings Gazette

HELENA — A suspected arson fire damaged a wing of Helena High School, leading school officials to cancel classes Tuesday and Wednesday.

Land trust partners with PAL to get kids outside  Helena Independent Record

Getting students outside is an important part of education, according to the members of the Prickly Pear Land Trust.

Moving Helena forward: Here are the IR's 20 Under 40 winners for 2019  Helena Independent Record

The Independent Record's annual 20 Under 40 awards are meant to honor those under age 40 who, through their industry and hard work, are moving the ...

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.

A high school in East Helena could create challenges for nearby districts  Helena Independent Record

As East Helena considers building a new high school, surrounding districts are already preparing for the possibility of losing students and the funding that comes ...

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 ...

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.

Helena Police Department incidents reported Friday, May 31, 2019 | Crime & Courts  Helena Independent Record

At 5:45 p.m., officers were called to the area of the 1100 block of Billings Avenue concerning a possible assault in progress. Officers cited a 52-year-old Helena ...

Fred, David Earl | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

David Earl Fred, age 60 of Costa Mesa, California passed away May 21, 2019 following complications from surgery.

Prebil, Margaret "Mickey" Reardon | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

Margaret “Mickey” Reardon Prebil, age 85, passed away Sunday evening, May 19, 2019 at Kalispell Regional Healthcenter. Mickey had resided at Prestige ...

Community briefs published Friday, March 8, 2019 | Community Briefs |  Helena Independent Record

Awards and recognition were handed out at the Helena High and Capital High Swim Team Banquet held Feb. 25. During the banquet the Joseph Michael “Joey” ...

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.

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 ...

Danicich, Joyce Mae | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

On the morning of April 8th, 2019, Joyce “Dolly” Mae Danicich took her place in the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father. She was surrounded by her husband of 67 ...

Community briefs published Friday, June 28, 2019 | Community Briefs |  Helena Independent Record

Visitors to the state Capitol, state employees and local food lovers now have another opportunity to pick up local produce, Made in Montana products and other ...

Bridge to be renamed for first Helena-area soldier killed in Iraq War  Helena Independent Record

The Michael John MacKinnon Memorial Bridge will be dedicated on Saturday north of Helena.

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