Jill Van Alstyne

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! My focus this year is to offer you as much choice, control, and creativity as possible, as we cover English content in-depth.

Green Group meets every Wednesday at lunch in Room 32. Join our efforts to recycle, conserve energy, produce solar energy, reduce Helena High’s carbon footprint, take trips, have parties, and make new friends!


Upcoming Events

  • April 8, 2019

    Trip to NorthWestern Energy and Sage Mountain Center

    Green Group and Art Club will travel to Butte/Whitehall to view the control room for the electrical energy grid at NorthWestern Energy in Butte. After eating lunch in Butte, we will travel to Sage Mountain Center near Whitehall. This center is completely off-the-grid (it generates its own solar and wind energy). Owner Chris Borton will give our students demonstrations of how these energy sources work, along with teaching about strawbale design and construction, batteries, solar gardening, and composting toilets. There is also a labyrinth to walk.

  • April 22, 2019

    "Turn Litter to Glitter!"

    Make something meaningful out of trash, biodegradable, or natural materials:  Turn garbage into art! Create a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional work of art (no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet) that represents an environmental problem or a solution to an environmental problem. Also submit an artist’s statement of 250 to 500 words that explains the environmental meaning of your work. This is due on Earth Day, April 22!

Jill Van Alstyne's Schedule

  • Period 1

    English IV (Holocaust/Crime Literature)

  • Period 2

    Honors English II

  • Period 3

    English IV (Holocaust/Crime Literature)

  • Period 4

    Hall Monitoring

  • Period 5

    English II

  • Period 6


  • Period 7

    Honors English II