News and Information for the Week of August 18, 2014

Click on the links below to read this week's stories and learn more about school facility planning activities.

1.  Elementary School Tours

2.  Superintendent's Weekly Newsletter

3.  Learn About Facilities at helenaschools.info  


 

Elementary School Tours

 Posted:  8.7.2014

In partnership with the community, the Helena School District is conducting three tours that will provide the opportunity to visit four elementary campuses. The following tours have been scheduled to allow an inside look and visit with the principals. 

 

 

 

Wednesday,  August 13th

8:30 a.m.

Wednesday,

August 13th

5:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 14th

5:30 p.m.

Bryant / Central

Meet at Bryant Elementary (1529 Boulder Avenue)

 

 

Warren

 

Meet at Ray Bjork Learning Center (1600 8th Street if you wish to ride the bus, otherwise meet at Warren (2690 Old York Road at 5:45 p.m.)

 

Jim Darcy

 

 

Meet at Ray Bjork Learning Center if you wish to ride the bus, otherwise meet at Jim Darcy (990 Lincoln Road at 5:45 p.m.)

 

If you would like to participate in one or more of the three tours, please contact Diane Neff at 324-2001 or send an e-mail to dneff@helena.k12.mt.us.   I look forward to seeing you on the tours!

 

 

Kent Kultgen, Ed.D.

Superintendent


 


 

Superintendent’s Newsletter 

 

School Tours

August 5, 2014

 

School will begin in a little more than two weeks and all 8,000+ of our students will be back in the classrooms, making new friends and marching toward their goal of graduation.  As parents and community members we know our children will be in good hands as the staff at Helena Schools provides a safe learning environment for each child. 

 

As the Helena community continues to contemplate new school facilities, it is important that everyone has the opportunity to tour the buildings.  Demographics show that 72% of Helena residents do not have a school-aged child living in their home.  For many this could mean they have not been inside a school building for years, if ever.  As the current discussion has stated, our facilities are being stretched to the limit in both space and age.  The District has been studying each building since 2007 and has just recently started the difficult conversation on how to proceed with renovation and replacement of our buildings. 

 

To provide the opportunity for all to see the facilities, the Helena School District is conducting tours of four elementary school campuses this week.  These tours are designed to give the community an inside look at a few of our schools and an opportunity to visit with the Superintendent and principals.

 

The schedule is as follows:

  • Bryant Elementary – Wednesday, August 13th at 8:30 a.m.  Meet at the Bryant School, 1529 Boulder Avenue, for a one-hour tour, approximately, that will be given by Principal, Nick Radley.  At 9:30 a.m. the group will continue the tour at the original Central School site at 402 North Warren.
  • Warren Elementary – Wednesday, August 13th at 5:30 p.m.  A bus will depart from the Ray Bjork Learning Center, 1600 8th Street, at 5:30 p.m.  For those who wish to meet the group at Warren Elementary, 2690 Old York Road, please be there by 5:45 p.m.  The tour should last approximately one hour and will be given by Principal, Tim McMahon. 
  • Jim Darcy Elementary – Thursday, August 14th at 5:30 p.m.  A bus will depart from the Ray Bjork Learning Center, 1600 8th Street, at 5:30 p.m.  For those who wish to meet the group at Jim Darcy Elementary, 990 Lincoln Road, please be there by 5:45 p.m.  The tour should last about one hour and will be given by Principal, Brian Cummings.

 

If you are interested in one or all of these tours please contact Diane Neff at 324-2001 or send an email to dneff@helena.k12.mt.us 

 

As the summer draws to a close it is our privilege to start school again and offer the best education to all our children.  This is a great responsibility and one that all staff at Helena Schools takes seriously.  The preparation that began last spring is nearly complete.  This week all principals are back in their buildings, ensuring all is set for the first day of school.  Thank you for your support.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.

 


Kent Kultgen

Superintendent

kkultgen@helena.k12.mt.us

324-2001 


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