Helena High School Graduation

Photos of the graduates were taken during the ceremony.  The pictures are now available at this link:  https://events.lifetouch.com/

Thank you

Saturday, June 5, 2021
1:00 P.M.
Nelson Stadium  – Carroll College

(Times/Dates may be adjusted in accordance with inclement weather)

Commencement Information

Students must report to Carroll College by 12:00 p.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 5, 2021!

Click here to view the 2021 Helena High School Live Stream commencement exercises.

2021 Commencement Speaker

Steve Thennis, Principal

These are the Class of 2021 Valedictorians

2021 Valedictorians

Myles Adams
Aaron Burke
Grace Burton
Heath Caldwell
Owen Cleary
Hayden Cross
Claire Downing
Madelyn Edwards
Nahaniya Fowler
Elsie Harrington
Emma Hasquet
Elizabeth Heuiser
Emma Hoover
Alyssa Koenig
Burgin Luker
Allison McJannet
Paige McJannet
Madeline McNeil
Sarriah  Roll-Moreno
Danielle Stinson
Joseph Triem
Gabriel Varns
Joshua  Wilcox

These are the Class of 2021 Salutatorians

2021 Salutatorians
Aaron Gerhart
Tara Harrington
Dylan Hoogerheide
Madelyn Murgel

Yearbook Senior Pictures

For information on Senior Yearbook Pictures click here. Buy your yearbook online at: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/  School Order Number: 7088

Helena Public Schools is currently accepting online payment for fees for yearbooks.  Pay when it’s most convenient for you with a computer or mobile device at: https://helenaschools.revtrak.net

Tickets for Admission to Carroll College Nelson Stadium

Graduates will receive honor cords and 10 tickets for the graduation ceremony on June 1st in government class.   Those seniors without a government class and DLI students will need to pick these up in the Counseling office beginning June 1st through June 4th.  If you have not received the tickets, please check with your student.  We are not offering any extra tickets.

Coronavirus Protocols for 2021 Commencement
Persons holding these tickets are recommended to have a mask.  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.  Avoid close contact.  Family pods must stay at least 3 feet from other people.  If you are sick – please stay home.

Graduation Practice

Semester test schedule for Seniors Only!

Senior Tests – 2nd Semester

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

No Graduation Practice

Saturday         June 5 Graduation- 1:00 pm – Nelson Stadium (Tentative)

We will follow our “traditional” end of year schedule for our seniors this year. All seniors will be dismissed at the end of fourth period. Chrome books will be checked in during 4th period.  Principal Thennis will sing, bring your earplugs and plan accordingly. For planning purposes, the song will be “Happy Trails” – Van Halen version.

Note that the schedule includes “finals”. In the past, final assessments have been required for our students.  This an optional activity due to time constraints.  It is the teacher’s professional judgement as to whether or not students will be given a final assessment. A note of caution – I would get on the same page with any colleague that is teaching the same course.

Grades: Because we have been in the 4-day rotation we will be going back to the traditional 60,70,80,90 grade cuts. Students please be aware of this change.

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, Josten’s representative.

Class Song

“I Lived”



by

One Republic

Class Motto

“Kid, you’ll move mountains.” Dr. Seuss

Senior Picnic

Canceled

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 4th 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 1:00 PM therefore, SENIORS MUST REPORT BY 12:00 PM.

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 

May 27, 2021
Students will board a bus by 9:45 AM and head to either Montana City, East Helena or HMS.
Students will return to HHS after the parade and will return to regularly scheduled classes.

June 4, 2021
Seniors can meet at their elementary school at 1:45 PM for another Parade of Graduates opportunity.
Meet by 1:45 PM at either Smith, Bryant, Warren, Central or Jefferson Schools. Staff at those respective schools will lead students through the event.
Seniors are not in school on June 4th so school transportation will not be available.

Graduation Day Ceremony Pictures!

Students will be photographed professionally during the graduation ceremony.

Please order your prints by following these steps:

Senior All Night Party

Helena Senior All Night Party – June 5th 2021

The Helena Senior All Night Party will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 7pm-4am at the Helena Civic Center. The Helena Senior All Night Party is a tobacco-free, alcohol-free and drug-free event that is open to all graduating seniors in Helena! This includes students of ACCESS, Capital High, Helena Christian Academy, Helena High, PAL, St. Andrews, and Home School students.

The 2021 party will be a night of celebration with dancing, food, entertainment, prizes and games! The hours will be to 7pm-12am.

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

FIRST….fill out the Release Agreement at https://www.helenasanp.com/tickets/.  After you complete the agreement you will be taken to the purchase tickets page for the SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY.  Need financial assistance with tickets? See you High School Guidance Counselor. They can help!

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GIVE YOUR SENIORS OF 2021 A FABULOUS NIGHT TO CELEBRATE!  

If you’d like to volunteer, please visit the “Helena Senior All Night Party 2021”  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 senioranp@gmail.com.

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