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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-area schools beat state average for advanced students  Helena Independent Record

The Office of Public Instruction released its 2017-18 school district report cards last week, and Helena-area schools are showing higher percentages of ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

O'Connor, Bernard Francis | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

Bernard Francis O'Connor, 61, of Missoula, Montana, died of cancer at his home on January 17, 2019. We will miss such a loving husband, brother, uncle, ...

Frisch, Terry Wade | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

Terry Wade Frisch's motto was “Every day was an adventure and a gift.” His earthly life ended on April 16, 2019. Terry Frisch was born on September 23, 1953 to ...

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announces presidential campaign  CNN

Helena, Montana (CNN) Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday announced that he is running for president, becoming the 22nd Democrat to announce a bid ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 reported at Helena High School, school closed on Tuesday  KTVH

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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.

Additional tax levy not planned for East Helena High, but district keeps option open  Helena Independent Record

Though East Helena Public Schools is not planning to seek an additional property tax levy to fund the operation of its new high school, the board of trustees is ...

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 ...

Myles J. Thomas 'Jack' | Obituaries |  Billings Gazette

Husband, father, father- in-law, grandpa, papa, great-grandpa, uncle and friend, Myles J. Thomas 'Jack' passed away Friday, April 26, 2019, at the age of 88.

Helena High to perform commissioned song | |  Helena Independent Record

It's not every day that a high school chorus gets its very own commissioned song. But thanks to award-winning singer and composer Moira Smiley and a ...

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.

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 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.

East Helena celebrates groundbreaking for first high school  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.

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.

20 of Helena's brightest students head to statewide science competition  Helena Independent Record

The best and brightest science and math students from Helena's public high schools are headed to the Big Sky Regional Science Bowl.

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.

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.

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 High School brings science to life at annual Science Circus  KTVH

(HELENA) Families came to Helena High School this weekend for a fun and firsthand look at how science works. Dozens of Helena High students helped put on ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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East Helena High School plans revealed, seeking feedback  KTVH

EAST HELENA – East Helena is getting a closer look at the design of the new high school, set to be completed by fall 2020. Thursday night, SMA Architects ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Photos: As seen in the St. Helena Star, week of May 9  Napa Valley Register

St. Helena sophomore Harper McClain tries to outkick Middletown's Grace Southern in an exciting 800-meter race at the Coastal Mountain Conference ...

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.

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.

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.

Helena's gifted students hope project will change people's views of homelessness  Helena Independent Record

Students in Helena's PEAK gifted and talented program are hoping their recent project can change people's perception of what it means to be homeless.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'Real-world knowledge and skills': Helena-area schools offer robust, diverse business classes  Helena Independent Record

Young entrepreneurs are being molded in Lewis and Clark County through a variety of high school business classes.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

'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 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 ...

Helena High School basketball standout Vanessa Walsh inks with Montana Tech  Helena Independent Record

HELENA — Helena High's Vanessa Walsh vividly recalls telling her father she would someday play collegiate basketball.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Helena school district calls for election with option to include tax levy question  Helena Independent Record

Helena Public Schools officials have not yet decided whether they will ask voters for an additional property tax levy this election cycle, but they aren't ruling out ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Siobhan Hathhorn (write-in) | |  Helena Independent Record

Name: Siobhan Hathhorn. Age: 57. Contact Info: Address: 1301 University Street, Helena, MT 59601. Phone: 406-558-9307. Email:

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

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

Angela Ewing-Hyyppa (write-in) | |  Helena Independent Record

Name: Angela Ewing-Hyyppa. Age: 52. Contact info: Education: 1985 Graduate of Helena High School, U of M - Helena. Work experience:.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday Conversation: Belt's Manny Garza happy at Helena High  Great Falls Tribune

Former Belt, Montana Western football star has been a teacher and coach at Helena High for 25 years.

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 volleyball teams win regional titles at Big Sky State Games  Helena Independent Record

Two Helena High volleyball teams captured their respective age group championships at the recent Big Sky State Games regional tournaments in the Capital ...

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” ...

Montana high school students can take two college credit courses for free, officials announce  Helena Independent Record

Montana students at any high school will be able to take two college credit courses through their high school for free, Montana officials announced Thursday.

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 ...

Qualified high school students can now take Carroll College classes tuition-free  Helena Independent Record

Qualified Helena-area high school students can now take up to two Carroll College classes per semester tuition-free.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Jackson, Tanner Scott | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

Born for adventure, Tanner Scott Jackson began to weave his meandering tapestry of life on January 27, 1981, in Rock Island, Illinois. He journeyed forth without ...

UPDATE: 16-year-old Jacob Thurston found safe | ABC Fox Montana Helena  ABC FOX Montana

HELENA- Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding 16-year-old Jacob Thurston.

Montana HS girls recognized for computing, technology achievement  KPAX-TV

HELENA – High school students from around Montana were recognized Saturday for their skills and interest in computing and technology as part of a national ...

East Helena student earns cash for college with 15 pound cabbage  Helena Independent Record

A cabbage weighing in at about 15 pounds has earned an East Helena student $1000 in scholarship money.

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 ...

Gun Safety Bill Written By Helena Youth Group Fails  MTPR

A bill that a group of Montana high school students wrote to try to reduce gun violence in the state was killed in a Senate committee Thursday. It was written by ...

Helena Youth Against Gun Violence taking cause to Montana Legislature  Helena Independent Record

A Helena student group devoted to preventing gun violence plans to take its cause to the Montana Legislature for the first time next month.

Helena school district disputes wage claim over substitute pay  Helena Independent Record

The Helena school district is disputing a wage claim with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry over substitute pay totaling $54.62.

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 ...

Students select 55 distinguished educators who had lasting impacts  KXLH Helena News

Fifty-five current and former Helena educators are being surprised this week as distinguished educators by the Helena Education Foundation. Graduating ...

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.

Orpha Brewer | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

On April 13, our mom decided to take a new adventure. As was customary with her, once she got it in her head, that was the way it was going.

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