Helix Middle School Track Meet Cancelled

The Helix Middle School Track meet scheduled for Friday, April 25th at Helix has been cancelled, due to a muddy track.  This meet may be rescheduled, but at this time that has not been determined.  For more information, call the office at 541-457-2175.




Congratulations to students who qualified for the NHD national competition at the Oregon State History Day on April 12 at Concordia University in Portland.  Braden Sprenger and Tylor Bushman were awarded first place in the Group Documentary category with their film, “The Right to Return Home: Japanese Americans Come Back to Hood River.” Tucker Wilson received first place in the Individual Documentary category for “The American Bison: The Forgotten Symbol of America,” and Kaycee Lytle took second place with her film, “The Right to Ride: The Responsibility of the Crowd.”


Fourteen Helix HS students recently competed in the FBLA State Business Leadership Conference held April 10th - 12th  in Portland.  Helix students brought home nine top 10 awards, including first place finishes by Dusty Bennett and Tucker Wilson.  Students also toured Adidas, Leatherman, KATU TV, and Intel.


Helix Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will be held on Wednesday, May 14th from 2:30 - 5:00 pm in the kindergarten classroom.  At this mandatory registration, your student will be assessed on kindergarten readiness skills and be able to explore their new classroom.  Your incoming kindergarten student needs to be 5 years old before September 1st.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records with you at this time.  We are looking forward to meeting the class of 2027!  If you have any questions or are unable to attend, please contact Cindy at 457-2175.

Employment Vacancies

The following positions are open for the 2014/15 school year.  Applications are available in the Helix District office or on the IMESD website http://www.imesd.k12.or.us/employment .

NHD Regional Competition at Griswold High School

The regional National History Day (NHD) competition was held Friday, March 21st at Griswold High School.  Students from Rory Simpson’s sophomore American Studies and Lorin Kubishta’s junior U.S. History classes competed in group and individual documentaries.  At this event, several students qualified to compete at the state NHD competition on Saturday, April 12th at Condcordia University.  Those students include:

Group Documentaries

  • Jason Bushman & Braden Sprenger – Japanese Americans Come Back to Hood River

  • Bradey Cope & Paden Flerchinger – The Fighting 442nd: Fighting Prejudice and Hitler in WW II

  • Morgan Warner & Alexis Keene – Responsibility of a Nation: Honoring the Forgotten

Helix Weather Updated

The Helix weather website link has been recently updated.  In addition to the new resources provided, it includes the historical weather link below: 

Thanks goes out to Jim Coles for all his effort in this update.

OSAA Required Physical Form

Students in grades 6-12 must have a physical examination performed by a physician every other year prior to practice and competition in athletics.
The physical examination is the responsibility of the parent/student and is to be paid for by the parent/student.
Record of the examination must be submitted to the district and will be kept on file and reviewed by the athletic director prior to the first day of practice.
Students shall not participate without a record of passing a physical examination on file with the district. A student must use the district approved physical form available at the link below on the OSAA web site:



If you are a Griswold High School graduate who has served in any branch of the U.S. military with an honorable discharge, please contact us with your name, graduation year, branch of service, and a brief overview of your service, including years served. We want to include your name on the future Griswold Veteran’s Memorial. You may also register at:

Educational Opportunities Continue to Expand for Helix Students

Students at Griswold High School are taking advantage of educational opportunities beyond the normal classroom setting. Students enrolled in the Distance Learning class, choose from the 120 online courses offered through the University of North Dakota. Those students enrolled in the Technical Prep class are eligible to receive dual credit (high school and college) from BMCC in Administrative and Financial Services. Freshmen and sophomores are taking language classes through Rosetta Stone in Spanish, French, Italian and German. Last school year, students took Advanced Biology, Speech, Writing 121 and Math 111 for dual credit through BMCC or EOU as part of the Eastern Promise program. This school year, additional dual credit classes have been added in Chemistry, Math 112, Health and Careers 101. For more information, contact Lorin Kubishta or Darrick Cope at (541) 457-2175. You can also access the Eastern Promise website by clicking on the following link: http://www.eou.edu/eastern-promise/.