Helena, MTIndependent Record

Meet Rex Weltz, Helena Public Schools' new superintendent

Though he may not officially take over until July 1, incoming Helena Public Schools Superintendent Rex Weltz has taken a hands-on approach throughout the transition process. For the last several months, Weltz has been working alongside outgoing Superintendent Tyler Ream, who is stepping down at the end of the month after three years with the school district.
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Helena, MTcarroll.edu

Carroll Receives 4th Largest Single Gift from Simperman '62

HELENA – Carroll College is pleased to announce that Mr. Roy Simperman, a Carroll class of 1962 graduate and Chairman and CEO of Semaphore Corporation, and his wife Frances, have designated to the college a gift of over $2.3 million to fund continued renovations of the Jack and Sallie Corette Library and Simperman Learning Commons. With this donation, the Simpermans have provided Carroll with the 4th largest single gift in the history of the college.
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Montana City, MTboulder-monitor.com

Montana City School: DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Section 20-6-604, Montana Code Annotated, provides in pertinent part: (1) Whenever the trustees of a district determine that a site, building, or any other real or personal property of the district is or is about to become abandoned, obsolete, undesirable, or unsuitable for the school purposes of the district, the trustees may sell or otherwise dispose of the real or personal property. If a decision to sell or dispose of property is made, the trustees shall adopt a resolution to sell or otherwise dispose of the district real or personal property because it is or is about to become abandoned, obsolete, undesirable, or unsuitable for the school purposes of the district. (2) The resolution may not become effective for 14 days after the notice required in subsection (3) is made. (3) The trustees shall provide notice of the resolution in the manner required for school elections in 20-20-204.
Helena, MTcarroll.edu

Carroll College Talking Saints Amass Year-End Awards

HELENA – Seven members of the Carroll College Talking Saints forensics team have been named to the Northwest Forensics Conference All Conference Teams, and the Carroll team picked up 12 additional NFC awards, in the year-end announcements. The Talking Saints were named a Gold Medal program for the 31st consecutive...
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Montana Statepublicnewsservice.org

Students Targeted by MT Legislation This Session

HELENA, Mont. - Montana students were the subject of multiple pieces of legislation during this year's session. Amara Reese-Hansell, program director for the voting advocacy nonprofit Forward Montana, said a number of those bills will restrict students' ability to vote. That includes a law that ends same-day voter registration. Reese-Hansell...
Helena, MTKULR8

Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake awarded $90,000 grant by NASA

HELENA, Mont. - The Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake in Helena has been awarded a $90,000 Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NESSP) grant by NASA. The goal of the grant is to engage Montana students and teachers with cutting-edge NASA science and improve students’ and teachers’ STEM skills according to a release from the Montana Learning Center.
Whitehall, MTwhitehallledger.com

Name to a Face: Holly Harper

Editor's Note: This year the Whitehall School District is losing several well-known and loved staff. For the next few weeks the Name to a Face column will be dedicated to those who will no longer be gracing the hallways of WHS/WMS/WES next semester. We wish them all the best in their retirement!
Helena, MTMontana Standard

Guest view: Allow students to defend themselves on campus

In 2020, at 20 years old, I was elected as a Republican to represent House District 3 in Flathead County. One of the key reasons I tossed my hat into the political realm was to bring a fresh, youthful voice into a broken, corrupt and aged political system. One of...
Helena, MTNBCMontana

Helena High student drowns at Canyon Ferry Reservoir

HELENA, Mont. — Lewis and Clark County officials say a 17-year-old Helena High School student drowned over the weekend at Canyon Ferry Reservoir east of Helena. Sheriff Leo Dutton says the boy and other teens were swimming at a day use area Saturday afternoon when the current became too strong for him to get back to shore.
Helena, MTIndependent Record

Helena schools to make masking optional July 1

Helena Public Schools' board of trustees approved a policy change that will make masking optional in school district buildings effective July 1. The motion carried 7 to 1 with Trustee Janet Armstrong voting against the change Tuesday evening. According to the policy change, the district will continue recommending mask use...
Helena, MTIndependent Record

Helena High student who died in Canyon Ferry identified

The Helena High School student who died while swimming at Canyon Ferry Reservoir Saturday has been identified as Elias Bowe, 17, of Helena. The boy and other teens were swimming at the Crittenden day use area on the northwest side of the reservoir when the current became too strong for him to get back to shore, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said. The boy was reportedly not a strong swimmer, he said.
East Helena, MTIndependent Record

East Helena schools adapting to community's growth

Officials with East Helena Public Schools say the district and community are experiencing growth in a good way, and they outlined what they are doing to meet the challenges. “It’s an amazing time in East Helena, all you have to do is take a drive out here, any place out here and look around, and see the growth that is going on,” said Ron Whitmoyer, retiring superintendent of the school district.