Counseling and Career Guidance

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!

HHS Counseling and Career Department provides information and assistance with academic progress, course selection, careers, college searches, scholarships, financial aid, and other post-secondary opportunities.  Individual guidance and classroom group instruction are provided to assist students in making educational and vocational/career plans. Additionally, our staff offers personal and social support to individuals and families. Students are assigned to counselors by last name.

What you can expect from your Helena High School Counselors:

  • POST-SECONDARY PLANNING/COLLEGE, CAREER & LIFE SKILLS! 
  • Course Selections & preparing for High School 
  • INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL SUPPORT 
  • FAMILY SUPPORT

We use a systematic approach to accomplish these goals with all students and families, including:

YEARLY PRESENTATIONS

Class registration, information nights, and social/emotion classroom lessons

OPEN OFFICE/WALK IN TIMES

Counselors keep “open office” time for general walk-in questions. Your individual counselor may not be available, but someone in the department will be available to assist you.

INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS (Use Teams or email to set up appointments) —

Personal Interviews & Post Secondary Planning, general information, scheduling, career/college/scholarship opportunities, personal concerns/referrals, your counselor needs to see you for various reasons, etc.


All services provided by your school counselors are free, voluntary and completely confidential, except as required by law to the students, families, teachers and school staff in the Helena Public Schools. 

Our Staff

Mrs. Jaime Pandis, A-E

jpandis@helenaschools.org

324-2227

Mrs. Ellaina Staldine, F– L

estaldine@helenaschools.org

324-2224

Mr. Jason Murgel , M- R

jmurgel@helenaschools.org

324-2226

Mrs. Chrissy Murgel , S – Z

cmurgel@helenaschools.org

324-2223

To Be Determined, College and Career Counselor

College and military recruiters: please contact Corena Hall at chall@helenaschools.org or 406 324.2221 to schedule an appointment.

406-324-2220

Ms. Corena Hall , Counseling Office Manager

chall@helenaschools.org

324-2221