Helena Schools

Spotlight on Capital High School

 

Great Ideas Grants

Capital High has received a total of $70,554 from the Helena Education Foundation’s Great Ideas Grant program.

Carnival Classic

Capital High National Honor Society students and Bruin football players volunteer their time at the annual HEF Carnival Classic. The most recent Carnival Classic included booths organized by the CHS Robotics & Science Team, Key Club, Latin Club, German Club, Bruin Boosters and Freshman Football.
Capital High teachers Jennifer Loomis and Char Lawrence volunteer their time on the Carnival Classic committee.
 
 
Capital High students have participated in the following HEF Issues Institutes and Hot Topics in Science:
  • Staying in the Game: Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change
  • CSI Montana
  • The Tenth Amendment: Do States Still Matter?
  • The Balance of Power in a Democracy
 

Let’s Talk about Great Teachers

The following CHS teachers have been honored by the Helena Education Foundation at Great Conversations as “Great Teachers”:
Kathy Boutilier, Tom Pedersen, John Miller, Paul Phillips, Char Lawrence, Helen Bosch and Jason Neiffer
 

Harrison Writing Awards

12 Capital High students have won Harrison Writing Awards since 2005 and each received $250 scholarships from the Helena Education Foundation for their top writing submissions. These writings appear in Pen & Ink magazine, which began as a Great Ideas Grant from HEF.
 

Vigilante Academy

Capital High has been involved in Vigilante Academy since it began in 2007 and is organized by business teacher, Char Lawrence. This program takes place the day before the Vigilante Parade, offering students a series of workshops on financial topics, internet safety and planning for the future.

Celebration of Excellence

The following Helena Capital teachers have been honored as Distinguished Educators at the Celebration of Excellence:
  • Genevieve Anderson 2012, 2003
  • Mary Ann Barbie-Rice 2012, 2011
  • Bonnie Bowler 2004
  • Tirzah Bruski 2011, 2010
  • Sue Butler 2012, 2009, 2008
  • Kerry Calvert 2009, 2007, 2003
  • Lon Carter 2007
  • Deidre Casey 2003
  • John Chart 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • Joni Chenoweth, 2009, 2008
  • Shirley Chesterfield-Stanton 2012
  • Karey Conn 2007, 2004, 2003
  • Ryan Cooney 2011
  • Harlen Coverdell 2003
  • Joslyn Davidson 2010, 2005, 2004
  • Shaun Deola 2011
  • Debra Dorrance 2010, 2005, 2003
  • Ted Flemming 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
  • Kathleen Gerl 2008
  • Mark Gray 2008, 2005
  • Monte Grise’ 2006
  • Reg Hageman 2007
  • Ryan Hanson 2011, 2010
  • Dennis Hayslett, 2009
  • Heidi Hill 2005
  • Jan Jamruszka-Wilson 2008, 2004, 2003
  • Angela Keedy 2007
  • Char Lawrence 2012, 2007, 2005
  • Tracy Logan 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
  • Gary Long 2004
  • Jennifer Loomis 2012, 2011
  • Matt Lyng 2011, 2009, 2006, 2004
  • Beth Mazanec 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005
  • John Miller 2011, 2004, 2003
  • Kelley Morand 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003
  • Jim Murray 2012, 2008, 2007, 2004
  • Brady Nash 2011, 2009
  • Jason Neiffer 2011, 2010, 2008, 2005
  • Larry Nielsen 2003
  • Ray Pancich 2010
  • Jay Partridge 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004
  • Tom Pederson 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
  • John Peskey 2011
  • Dennis Peterson 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
  • Paul Phillips 2012, 2010, 2006
  • Amanda Plona 2004
  • Kally Porrini 2005
  • Heidi Scanlon 2008
  • Marianne Schadt 2012
  • Darcy Schulz 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Christina Sieminski, 2009
  • Laurie Simms 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003
  • Dolores Slovarp 2004
  • Byron Smith 2003
  • Paul Stetzner 2005
  • Kelly Stoner 2012
  • Jeanne Tweeten 2010
  • Jim Weber 2012, 2011, 2007, 2004
  • Duane Zehr 2010