Breakthrough Basketball will be having a 3-day shooting camp in Helix on June 16th - 18th. This camp is for boys and girls who will be in grades 7th -12th, next fall. Space is limited and a 20% discount is given if you register before April 15th.  For more information about this camp, and to register, go to the website listed below and click on the basketball that says Helix.


At the February 8th School Board meeting, Superintendent Darrick Cope discussed this year’s snow and late start days for the Helix School District. Mr. Cope presented that Helix has had three (3) Late Start days and six (6) No School days. The board was reminded that although the student contact days scheduled on our 2016-17 calendar had the students above the required hours, with the loss of so many days, additional hours will be added.  Most of the changes involve just the Helix staff.

Nominations for 2017 Crystal Apple Awards Now Open

Nominations for the 2017 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards are now open. The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals in the education field who are dedicated to the success of students.

Those eligible to be nominated for a Crystal Apple Award are employees in any of the InterMountain Education Service District's (IMESD) 18 component school districts in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties. Nominees can be any full-time or part-time employee who has a cumulative total of regular service of at least one year in their school district.

Information and the nomination form are available here. Nominations are due April 1, 2017.

Students Invited to Technology Expo in March

Do you know an 8th through 12th grade student interested in technology? Students across eastern Oregon are invited to the IMESD's annual STEP Technology Expo on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. This event is FREE and open to all students currently enrolled in 8th through 12th grades who attend one of the IMESD's component school districts.

This year's Expo is from 8 AM to 4:30 PM at EOU. Transportation will be provided to students from their school district (details are currently being determined).

Helix SD Does Well on SBAC in 2015-16

Oregonlive.com posted an article, linked below, this morning.  Congratulations to Tim Kahl and the Helix SD staff for their outstanding academic achievement this past year. Please keep up the good work! Nice to see success stories, like those mentioned in these articles. The East Oregonian also had a nice article on Helix. GO GRIZZLIES!!!