Helena High School Graduation

Saturday, June 3, 2023 1100 A.M.
Nelson Stadium  – Carroll College
*Tickets are required for an indoor event. Number of tickets per graduate is based on fire code standards.
(Times/Dates may be adjusted in accordance with inclement weather)

Commencement Information
Students must report to Carroll College by 10:00 a.m.

Helena High School is dedicated to ensuring that these graduates are College and Career ready!  We proudly send these students into the next chapter of their lives.  Graduates…please know that we continue to stand behind you as you move forward and we thank you for the many years that you were with us here at Helena High, representing what we stand for.  Best of luck to you and GO BENGALS!!

Watch Live on June 3, 2023!

Click here to view the 2022 Helena High School Live Stream commencement exercises.

2023 Commencement Speaker


Honors Class of 2022

2023 Valedictorians

2023 Salutatorians


Yearbook Senior Pictures

For information on Senior Yearbook Pictures click here.

Buy your yearbook online at: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/  School Order Number: 7088


Tickets for Admission to Carroll College Nelson Stadium

Graduates will receive honor cords and 9 tickets for the graduation ceremony in government class.   Those seniors without a government class will need to pick these up in the Counseling office beginning May 31st through June 3rd.  If you have not received the tickets, please check with your student.  We are not offering any extra tickets. Number of tickets per graduate is based on fire code standards.

Graduation Practice

Semester test schedule for Seniors Only!

Senior Tests – 2nd Semester

Monday         May 29, No School- Memorial Day
Tuesday         May 30, Regular day – Counselors in Government Classes for Graduation Preparation
Wednesday    May 31, Periods 0, 1, 2, and 3- regularly scheduled classes. Periods 4, 5, 6 & 7- finals in these classes
Thursday        June 1, Periods 0, 1, 2 & 3- finals in these classes

Graduation practice will be Thursday, June 1 @11:30 at Carroll College PE Center.  Students must be in their seats for graduation practice – in order to participate in Commencement Exercises on Saturday.

All seniors will be dismissed at the end of fourth period. Chrome books will be checked in during 4th period.  If your Senior does not have a 4th period class – they may bring their devices to the Main Office or the library for check-in.

Principal Thennis will sing – bring your earplugs and plan accordingly. For planning purposes, the song will be “Happy Trails” – Van Halen version.

Use of alcohol/drugs before or during graduation or rehearsal will not be tolerated. Anyone suspected of use, will be removed from the lineup  at graduation. Check with your Counselor for any cap and gown issues or contact Travis Belcher, Jostens representative.

Class Song

“Good Ole Days” by Macklemore


Class Motto

“Young, Wild, and 23” – anonymous

Senior Picnic


Graduation Day

Students who participate in the graduation ceremony are expected to abide by the following guidelines:

  • Please find your chair and sit down in the row you are assigned until Principal Thennis has finished with announcements.
  • You will be asked to line up according to the walk-in list. Look for the person directing your row number and follow them.  That person will instruct you how to line up.
  • Certain circumstances may arise causing some of you to line up alone. If you are alone, you will be paired with either the people ahead of or behind you.  Please stay in your line as you march in during graduation.

Be prepared to take care of any school fines before graduation practice.  ALL FINES must be paid on Friday, June 2nd by NOON in order to receive your diploma. Senior fines have been posted on the main office windows beginning after spring break and will be updated on a weekly basis. Please check Power School or contact the bookkeeper for your fine status.  Final Fine Lists are posted by the end of Graduation Practice and seniors are encouraged to check the list or access Power School to be sure they did not acquire any other fines that morning – as several textbooks are turned in that morning that might have added a damage fine, etc.

Commencement exercises begin at 11:00 AM therefore, SENIORS MUST REPORT BY 10:00 AM.

Care of the Cap and Gown

The wearing of caps and gowns has been handed down to us as a symbol of learning.  As soon as possible upon receiving your gowns, place the gown on a hanger to allow the folds to fall out. If a light pressing is needed, ALWAYS USE A PRESSING CLOTH BETWEEN THE IRON (which should be set at low) AND THE GOWN.  Excessive heat will ruin the gown.

The cap must be placed on your head so that the mortarboard is level with the long point of the crown at the back. The front point should be well down on the forehead.  Please do not wear the cap so far back that it needs to have bobby pins to hold it on.

Be respectful of the graduation ceremony. Be a Class Act!
Mortar boards may be tastefully decorated. Please select appropriate attire to be worn underneath your gowns.

Use of alcohol/drugs before or during graduation or rehearsal will not be tolerated.  Anyone suspected of use will be removed from the lineup, both at rehearsal and at graduation.

Parade of Graduates

Seniors – this is your opportunity to return to your previous middle school to celebrate your graduation with former teachers and to inspire younger students to graduate.  You will need to wear your cap and gown for this event.  Transportation will be provided.

The Parade of Graduates 


Graduation Day Ceremony Pictures!

Students will be photographed professionally during the graduation ceremony by Lifetouch.

Parents can go to www.events.lifetouch.com to order your graduates picture after the ceremony.  You can sign up for notifications when the commencement pictures become ready.

Commencement Flyer 2022

Senior All Night Party

The 2023 Senior All Night Party is on June 3, the night of graduation, from 7:00pm until 3.00am. Ticket sales are live now! Early bird sales are happening now!  Until April 15, you can pick up your senior’s ticket for $55 at link listed below. After April 15, pricing will go up to $65 and then again increase to $75 for the last few weeks until the party. Your seniors won’t want to miss this year’s party as it will be bigger and better than ever before!  We have tons of food, prizes, and entertainment (money machine, jousting, bungee run, laser tag, maybe dunk tank, maybe hypnotist, karaoke, limbo, line dancing, maybe foam party, whizzer, poker, and tons of other games!) in store for them.


PRICES & DATES – Buy your tickets early before the price goes up!
March 15- April 15 – $55
April 16 – June 4 – $65
June 5 and at the door $75

Need financial assistance with tickets? See you High School Guidance Counselor. They can help!


If you’d like to volunteer, please visit the “Helena Senior All Night Party 2022”  at https://www.helenasanp.com/volunteers/ You can stay all night or pick a shift or area to work.

Photo Wall

Want your Senior to be featured on our giant photo wall?  Parents, send us a senior-age picture and a baby picture for the Senior Night Photo Wall!!   Make sure to include your senior’s first and last name.  Email them to Brandi Brown cbbrown03@icloud.com.

The Helena Senior All Night Party is an independent 501c3 non-profit and is not affiliated with Helena Schools.

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Visit the online Parchment Service to order your “Final Transcript”. Please use an updated email address, as once you leave HHS your school account will be deactivated.  You must select “Hold for Grades”.  Once Semester 8 grades have been finalized, then your transcript will be honored and distributed.  All fines and fees must be paid prior to releasing your transcript. You must make your transcript request BEFORE August 1st in order to avoid paying the processing fee.