Helix Secondary Parents/Guardians - The survey link should now be available to everyone (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUVZK-qCwB8WzT07rXoNg1poGMfl8pLAlVH1PlK-_GP4eGgw/viewform?usp=sf_link) Thank you for your time!
26 days ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Helix Secondary Parents/Guardians - The Helix Electronics Committee is working on a proposal to revise the current cell phone/electronics rule in the Middle and High Schools. This change is coming as many districts around the nation are moving to more restrictive cell phone use policies. While cell phones can be helpful in many ways, they also are a big distraction for students in a learning environment, as well as present various additional challenges. We are asking parents and students to fill out a short survey regarding this change. The survey is anonymous. We appreciate your honest thoughts and concerns. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUVZK-qCwB8WzT07rXoNg1poGMfl8pLAlVH1PlK-_GP4eGgw/viewform?usp=sf_link Thank you for your time!
26 days ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Helix Parents/Guardians - Reminder: This is the last day of school for students! The Helix School District is on a half-day schedule with a dismissal at 12:25 p.m. If your student has medications in the office, please come by today or tomorrow to pick them up. Have a wonderful and safe summer!
about 2 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Helix Parents/Guardians - Reminder: The Helix School District will be closed Monday for Memorial Day! School will resume on Tuesday, May 28th. Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
about 2 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
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Helix Secondary Parents/Guardians - Next Wednesday, May 29th, secondary students (grades 6-11) will be asked to participate in a survey about changing/updating our school rules concerning the student use of cell phones. Here is a sample of the survey - https://5il.co/2md9g. If you have questions about the survey or concerns, please contact the school at 541-457-2175 by next Tuesday, May 28th. Thank you!
about 2 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Helix Elementary Parents/Guardians - Quick reminder that tomorrow is the elementary Wheel-a-Thon. You are welcome to drop off your child's bike or scooter on the side of the building by the track in the morning. Also, please remember to send a helmet with your child tomorrow. If you have a any questions, please give us a call at 541-457-2175. Thank you!
about 2 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Congratulations to the following Griswold High School track team student athletes and coaches who left for the state track meet this morning! Robby Garrett, Saige Jensen, Cody Kinnaman, Ellie Morris, Kaylee Rand, Ethan Reeder, Ebany Van Wechel, Wyatt Van Wechel, Noah Walker, Amy Weidert Coaches: Doc Porter and Johnny Stuvland. The meet will be held in Eugene at Hayward Field tomorrow, Thursday, 5/16 and Friday, 5/17! Go Grizzlies!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D9Q3pQMiv4hrf19hKf5ls1upd78HzawF/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vohbl2AfTp7D-Aa2SoTx-7zRrm8tk_HD/view?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
state track athletes
Helix Parents/Guardians - If you are coming by this afternoon to pick up your student(s) at the end of the day, please pick up your student(s) at the front of the high school on Main St. The south gate will be closed this afternoon, due to the elementary school track meet. Thank you!
2 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Mazee Terjeson just won 1st place and some Amazon cash for the Sora reading contest for the middle school category! Mazee read 2,424 minutes in April! Congratulations Mazee!!
2 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
student with reading award
Helix Parents/Guardians - If you are coming by this afternoon to pick up your student(s) at the end of the day, please pick up your student(s) at the front of the high school on Main St. The south gate will be closed this afternoon, due to the middle school track meet. Thank you!
3 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Today, our 3rd-5th Self-Managers had a special lunch celebration! We are so excited to see more and more students applying to be Self-Managers! Next school year starts another opportunity for 3rd-5th grade Grizzlies to earn their Self-Managers’ badge and certificate! Keep up the good work! A special thanks to Mrs. Miranda Morris for recognizing our self-managers with this special lunch!
3 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
students at lunch
Congratulations to Ms. Kristle Allison and Mrs. Miranda Morris for being selected as the Helix School District 2024 Crystal Award winners! Also, this year Mrs. Julie Goodwin is the recipient of the Legacy Award, which honors employees with 20 or more years of exemplary service in one district. Helix awardees will be honored at the Crystal Apple Award Ceremonies, Tuesday, May 14th, 5:15 p.m. at the Pendleton Convention Center in Pendleton. (https://www.imesd.k12.or.us/page/crystal-apple-award-ceremonies)
3 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
crystal apple
This past weekend, the Griswold High School Band took part in the Worldstrides Heritage Festival in Seattle, WA. The band participated in a workshop with DMA candidate David Stewart at the University of Washington Friday morning to help prepare them for their performance Saturday morning. Our students then got to visit MoPOP (The Museum of Pop Culture) and experience a variety of different interactive exhibits highlighting the past, present, and future of pop culture. Saturday morning our students competed against several other high school and middle school bands from Washington, Oregon, California, and British Columbia. The performance was followed by a clinic from Jim Rice, a music education professor from Western Washington University as well as the former President for the Washington Music Educators Association. The day was capped off with an award ceremony hosted at the Seattle Museum of Flight where Griswold High School took home 2nd place and received a silver rating for their performance. Way to Go Grizzlies!
3 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Seattle Band Trip 2024
Helix Parents/Guardians - The Helix Charter School (HCS) was not selected as a recipient for the ODE summer school grant funds this year. As a result, Helix will not be offering a K-8 summer school this summer. Select high school students will be working on credit retrieval during the summer, but again Helix will not be offering a K-8 summer school this year. Information about the availability of a kindergarten jump-start later in August will coming in May.
3 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
A BIG THANK YOU to the Helix community, staff, students and Mrs. Miranda Morris for making our Middle School Carnival last evening such a success!! Our elementary students had a blast winning prizes at each of the games. Parents were able to spend time viewing the elementary Lego projects and the middle school science fair. A special thank you to all our parent and community sponsors! The Carnival raised about $1500 for our middle school ASB account. Thank you so much for making the Helix School District such a wonderful place!
3 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
kids at school carnival
Helix Parents/Guardians - The Helix Charter School (HCS) is preparing for the 2024 -2025 school year and we need information about returning students. Please complete the Helix Charter School Return Notification 2024-2025 survey by next Friday, April 19th . https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfR8LQ-Ne_uZrxPdui26BH7IaPRpoCPgowQRVAq6SChrUiGMQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Please let us know if your child(ren) plan to return to HCS next year. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Helix Charter School at 541-457-2175.
3 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Helix Elementary Parents/Guardians: Today is the Carnival Fundraiser!! There will be games, a bounce house, pictures and a 50/50 raffle in the main gym. Pizza dinner, Science Fair, and Lego Contest in the Multi-Purpose room! Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.!
3 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Good morning and happy Thursday! Teachers will be completing parent-teacher conferences tomorrow morning, so Helix Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 5th. School will resume on Monday, April 8th. If you missed a conference, please reschedule with your child(ren)'s teacher for a time next week. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend!
3 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
Good afternoon Helix Parents/Guardians: The Helix School Charter School will begin the statewide assessments of students in grades 3-11. These annual tests in ELA, Mathematics, and Science are completed in their regular classroom. This year the state is also asking students from grades 3-11 to complete the Education Equity Development (SEED) Survey. Information about the survey can be found at https://5il.co/2e5ws. If you would like to opt your student out of the SEED survey, please complete OPTION 1 on the form or call the school at 541-457-2175 to select OPTION 2. More information about statewide assessments can be found on our website at https://www.helix.k12.or.us/documents/state-testing-information/174788. Thank you!
3 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
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Our Elementary had a blast at our Purposeful People awards assembly on Wednesday! We are so proud of all our Little Grizzlies for their hard work practicing Honesty and Cooperation! 24 students received awards for their outstanding work! Congratulations to the 3rd grade class for winning the Little Grizzly Class Pride challenge! Another congratulations to Gunnar Hawkins for winning the Wheel-a-thon t-shirt design contest! His design will be on this year's Wheel-a-thon's t-shirts! Great work Little Grizzlies! We hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break!
4 months ago, Brad Bixler - Superintendent/Principal
students at assembly