Our mission is to provide a strong foundation for Life-long Learning by nurturing, challenging, and guiding all students toward their maximum academic, aesthetic, physical, social, and emotional potential.

This team works together to ensure that all aspects of the student experience here at Helena High School is positive and effective, inside the classroom as well as outside the classroom.

MBI – Montana Behavior Initiative
Click here to view the Helena High School MBI 2023-2024 school video.


Helena School District Board of Trustees – click here for more information


Main Office

  • (406) 324-2200
  • (406) 324-2201 Fax

Mr. Steve Thennis – Principal

Mrs. Julie TeNyenhuis – Assistant Principal

Mr. Willie Schlepp – Assistant Principal

Office Staff

Anne Rainey – Office Manager

Patsy Althof – Registrar

Dana Adamson – Bookkeeper

Holly Banks – Secretary

Jodi Neary – Secretary

Office Staff

Attendance Office

Cristi Friede – Attendance Secretary

Kelli Gustafson – Attendance Secretary

Corena Hall – Counseling Secretary

Tracey Odegard – Library Secretary


(406) 324-2220

Mrs. Jaime Pandis

Mrs. Ellaina Staldine

Mr. Jason Murgel

Mrs. Chrissy Murgel

Alexis I. Navarrete

Custodial Staff

Day Custodian:  Brad Gjerde
Night Custodians

  • David Allinson
  • Jared Bishop
  • David Clark
  • Shirley Galardo
  • Jesse Hamburg
  • Jim Heppner
  • Richard McWilliams

School Nurse

Emily Rodway

School Resource Officer (SRO)

Brett Haux

  • 406.594-3565
  • 406.324.2329

Sodexo Food Services

Deanna Baumbach
Kim Dowd
Joseph Paredes
Teresa Raynor