From the Principal’s Desk


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November 21, 2022

Congratulations to Aine Cleary as she was selected to participate in the 2023 All-Northwest Honor Ensemble. In February she will travel to Bellevue, WA, to participate in a festival with over 1000 other students under the leadership of world-renowned conductors. Congratulations Zach.

Thank you to each one of you that has played such a significant role in the lives of our students. I hope you all have plenty of time over the break to find joy and relax with family and friends. Safe travel to any of you that are headed out of town for the break.

November 7, 2022

This week marks National School Psych week. We are blessed to have a standout with Margaret Montgomery. She is such an asset to our school, and I am grateful for the significant contributions she makes to our school. Be sure to thank her for her work!

Congratulations to our Western Divisional Volleyball Champions. The team secured the championship this weekend in Missoula. Next stop, the state tournament in Bozeman. Go Bengals!

Congratulations to Colter Petre as he was recognized by the Heisman High School Scholarship committee for excellence in athletics, academics, and community service.

Thank you to Samantha Humphrey and the HHS student council, JMG and BPA for their annual Halloween activities. They had over 300 people and collected donations for Food Share. The Science Club, DECA, SkillsUSA, NHS, Key Club and Art Club helped with this great community event.

October 31, 2022

Congratulations to Buffy Smith for being recognized by Helena Education Foundation’s, “Let’s Talk about Great Teachers”. Buffy will be recognized at their annual Great Conversations dinner.

October 24, 2022

Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams as they performed in the State meet this past Saturday in Missoula. The Boys team, led by Henry Sund’s All-State performance (14th), finished in 5th place. The team consisted of Henry Ballinger, Elliot Stimpson, Jake Matthews, Trey Schlepp, Ian Rasmann and Taylor Parisot. The women’s team finished in 10th place. Team members are Alivia Thunstrom, Ella Irey, Hadyn Garza, Bria Plant, Solveig Mohr, Margaret McDonald and Caoimhe Gallagher. Congrats to Coach Gilbert, Coach Zentz and their coaching staff.

October 17, 2022

Helena High School recently had several students recognized by the College Board’s National Recognition Award. These students earned this recognition because of their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance of the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and/or AP Exams. They have accomplished these academic milestones during an immensely demanding period of their high school career. The students are:

  • Cameron Wittrock (NRSTA), Gabby Radley (NRSTA), Jeri Wilkerson (NRSTA), Nate Demmons (NRSTA, NHRA), Robert Stimpson (NRSTA), and Sofia Hernandez (NHRA)
    • (NRSTA = National Rural and Small Town Award. NHRA = National Hispanic Recognition Award)

Thanks to all of the educators that have had an impact on these students’ success!

Congratulations to our very talented high school musicians. The following have been selected as All-State Orchestra members: Aine Cleary, Freya Elias, Clara Harmon, and Owen McDaniel. They will be participating in this week’s all-state music festival. Thanks to Zach Harris and his work with these students.

October 3, 2022
Congratulations to literal “Rock Stars”. Lyla Ackerman, CJ Flugge, and Aaron French were selected for the 2022 All-State Honor Choir. Congratulations to these very talented kids and thanks to Molly Steele for her dedication with these talented musicians.

September 19, 2022

Congratulations once again to our 4 National Merit Semifinalists. They are Foster Smith, Jeri Wilkerson, Robert Stimpson and Ryan Burke. These students represent the top 1% of students in the country. Thanks to all of you that had an impact on their educational journey!