Helena Schools

Spotlight on Jefferson Elementary

Fabulous Firsts

Jefferson Elementary first graders have received a total of 292 new hardcover books since 2003 and thejeffersoncollectionHelena Education Foundation is looking forward to giving new books to the 2010 first graders in September.

Carnival Classic

Jefferson students, staff and parents have been involved in the Carnival Classic since it began in 2002.

Jefferson Principal Lona Carter-Scanlon has been an active participant in the Helena Education Foundation’s Leadership Institutes and Trading Places programs.

Great Ideas Grants

Jefferson Elementary has received a total of $16,733 from the Helena Education Foundation’s Great Ideas Grant program.

  • 2004 “Music – Exploding the Boundaries”- Barbara Berg
  • 2006 “An Evening on Broadway”- Dianne Purcell and “A Mosaic of the Arts”- Janet Parish
  •  2008 “Chinook Winds Reach Helena” – Barbara Berg
  • 2009 “You Have a Voice!”- Patricia Grassl, “All Fired Up!”- Molly Schmidt and ” Lights, Camera, Education”- Val Managhan


Celebration of Excellence

Jefferson Elementary Distinguished Educators include Rich Wirak (2003, 2006, 2010), Anne Blotkamp (2009), Susan Bristow (2004) and Peg Bergquist Hunter (2004).

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