Helix NHD competition 2017

Helix students recently competed in the Helix NHD competition.  The following projects and students qualified to attend the state NHD competition at Concordia University in Portland on Saturday, April 22.

Basketball Camp in Helix

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.

Helix School District Calendar Changes

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. However, what is normally a vacation day, Presidents Day, will now be a full school day. Mr. Cope recommended, and the board approved the following changes:

  • Monday, February 20th (Presidents Day) – Full student contact day, rather than  taking the day as a holiday.
  • Friday, April 7th (2nd day of Parent Teacher Conference) work full day, instead of leaving at noon. Staff only, no students
  • Friday, June 2nd work full day, instead of leaving after checking out at noon. Staff  only, no students
  • Monday, June 5th check out day for staff. Staff only, no students

*NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON* 2017 Crystal Apple Award Nominations Due April 1

The week of Spring Break is the last week to submit your nominations for the 2017 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards. Nominations close Saturday, April 1, 2017, at midnight. The purpose of the Crystal Apple 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.

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!!!