Jefferson Elementary first graders have received a total of 292 new hardcover books since 2003 and theHelena Education Foundation is looking forward to giving new books to the 2010 first graders in September.
Jefferson students, staff and parents have been involved in the Carnival Classic since it began in 2002.
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).