Ryan Swenson

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Posted on May 20, 2020

Summer School 2020

Summer School for Capital High, Helena High,
and Project for Alternative Learning

Welcome to Summer School 2020. We are pleased to have Helena High School as the host school for classes. This make-up summer school option is a chance to make up credits for your high school graduation plan. You have an opportunity to earn .5 credit for each class you complete.

These classes are teacher-led and will be held July 1st – July 29th at Helena High School.  Classes may be remote, blended, or face to face depending on local health advice and/or the desire of the educator.  The cost is $90.00 per class.  Classes must be paid in full at the time of registration.  All Students must pay by using a VISA/MASTERCARD.  ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY! Questions about payment can be addressed through the office manager at either HHS or CHS. Please visit the Helena School District webpage at

Summer School 2020 Registration.

The deadline for registration is Monday, June 29th.  Seats fill up quickly.

PLEASE NOTE:  There are no longer fee waivers for free and reduced lunch participants.  All credits must be paid for in advance of summer school.   

Offered Required Courses: 

English 1

8am-10am

12pm-2pm

English 2 

10am-12pm

English 3

8am- 10am

12 pm-2pm

English 4

10am-12pm

World Cultures

10am-12pm

12pm-2pm

Biology

8am-10am

10am-12pm

US History

10am-12pm

12pm-2pm

Am Government

8am-10am

 

Math Lab

10am-12pm

12pm-2pm

Earth Science

10am-12pm

12pm-2pm

Physical Education

8am-10am

Health Education

10am-12pm

** NOTE:  Any student who has failed both semesters of a single math class must repeat the entire year of that course, therefore summer school is not an option.

2020 Summer School Procedures:

*****Classes may be remote, blended, or face to face depending on local health advice and/or the desire of the educator.

Welcome to Summer School 2020. We are pleased to have Helena High School as the host school for classes. This make-up summer school option is a chance to make up credits for your high school graduation plan. You have an opportunity to earn .5 credit for each class you complete.

Dates:             Wednesday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 29th (20 days total).

Daily Schedule:

Period 1           8:00-10:00 am
Period 2           10:00-12:00 pm
Period 3           12:00-2:00 pm

Attendance:
Regular attendance is an essential ingredient to guarantee your success in summer school. A 3rd absence (for any reason) will result in the loss of credit and you will be dropped from the class without a refund. It doesn’t matter if your absences are excused; on the 3rd absence, you will lose credit. An absence is defined as not being present. Schedule appointments before or after class. Students are expected to be LIVE during class time.

Code of Conduct:
The same rules of conduct are in effect at summer school as during the regular school year. If you demonstrate inappropriate behavior and are asked to leave the classroom, this will constitute an absence. You are expected to be productive during your time here, for this reason, you may also be counted absent if you are asked to leave the classroom for sleeping in class or being nonproductive. If you are asked to leave the classroom, you and your parent may be required to meet with the teacher and/or administrator to reconcile the problem before you can return to school.

Materials:
Each student is required to have a Chrome book or computer, paper, pencils, and pens. The teachers will provide on-line textbooks and other materials, as necessary.

Cell Phones and Personal Listening Devices:
Students are permitted to possess cell phones and personal listening devices within the building before and after school and passing periods. They are NOT permitted during class. Parent pick up of the phone may be required for violations.

General Information and Questions:
Students will receive a calendar to remind them of attendance days. If you have any questions before summer classes begin, please call Mr. Willie Schlepp at Office: 406-324-2205 or Office Cell: 406-459-2383.

2020 Summer School Calendar:

  • You may not miss more than 2 class periods. You will be dropped from your class on the third absence and not earn credit.
  • You are absent from a class if you are NOT LIVE (On-Line) during your allotted time.
  • All Helena Public School rules apply to summer school and discipline will be handled according to school board policies.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
June 29th 30th

 


July 1st
First day of Class
2nd
Class
3rd
NO Class
4th

 

5th 6th
Class
7th
Class
8th
Class
9th
Class
10th
Class
11th

 

12th 13th
Class
14th
Class
15th
Class
16th
Class
17th
Class
18th

 

19th 20th
Class
21st
Class
22nd
Class
23rd
Class
24th
Class
25th

 

26th 27th
Class
28th
Class
29th
Last day of Class 
30th 31st  

 

** NOTE:  Any student who has failed both semesters of a single math class must repeat the entire year of that course, therefore summer school is not an option.

The deadline for registration is Monday, June 29th.  Seats fill up quickly.
Questions? Please contact the HHS Assistant Principal Mr. Schlepp at 324-2205.

For original credit, the Montana Digital Academy option is available as approved:

  • Montana Digital Academy-Students enroll through the counseling office and are assigned a password to access and complete their coursework independently. Two sessions will be available: June 12-July 16, and July 17- August 16. This is an intense course of study designed to take at least 3 hours per day per class. The maximum number of online credits that may count toward graduation is 2.5. Each class per session equates to a .5 credit. The deadline to enroll is June 5th.
  • Click on this link to access more information about Montana Digital Academy.
  • Please contact your student’s school counselor if you would like to register for a MTDA original credit course.
  • A-D Last Names- jrobinson@helenaschools.org
  • E-K Last Names- dmeldrum@helenaschools.org
  • l-Ri Last Names- Jbawden@helenaschools.org
  • Ro-Z Last Names- sberg@helenaschoools.org
Posted on May 5, 2020

April/May 2020 Newsletter

Here are a few things to celebrate at CHS!

April/May 2020 Newsletter

Posted on May 1, 2020

Intrepid CU/Georgianna Clark Memorial Scholarship

Intrepid Credit Union is proud to offer the Georgianna Clark Memorial Scholarship.

You could be rewarded for your academic excellence with a $500 scholarship! This year, we are awarding TWO $500 scholarships. We’re proud to present this scholarship program in memory of one of the found-ing members of Intrepid Credit Union, Georgianna Clark. Here’s how: Submit a written essay (minimum 1,000 words and maximum 2,000 words). ESSAY QUESTION: The word Intrepid means Fearless, Adventurous, Cou-rageous, and Bold. At Intrepid Credit Union, our tag-line is “Life Wide Open.” To us, Life Wide Open means creating opportunities and inviting our members to live their lives to the fullest, with our guidance and support. For your essay, share with us in detail what the word Intrepid means to YOU. Share an im-portant experience in your life when you acted with the characteristics of Intrepid, a time when you were fearless, courageous, adventurous, or bold. For the second part of your essay, share with us how you choose to live “Life Wide Open” in your daily life.

ELIGIBILITYYou’re eligible if you are:

• A current member of Intrepid Credit Union

• A high school graduating senior attending a two- or four-college or university

A GPA above 2.5

 

Posted on April 17, 2020

LAST CHANCE AUDUBON SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS

The Last Chance Audubon Society (LCAS) is pleased to announce that up to two awards of $1000 each will be made to graduating seniors from high schools in the Helena School District. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide financial support to help selected students with their freshman-year college expenses.

Qualifications: Students may apply who anticipate being accepted to a college or university of their choice and who have agreed to attend that institution. Students who apply must have an interest in college/university studies related to habitat protection, conservation, and/or restoration of value to avian and other wildlife species.

Be sure to : Describe how their intended area of continuing studies relate to the LCAS’s and/or national Audubon’s missions

  • Application is on our website (www.lastchanceaudubon.org) or contact your school counselor
  • Include a letter of recommendation and essay
  • Further questions—call or email LCAS President Janice Miller, 439-5762, jan2854 @gmail.com or Education Chair Sumner Sharpe, 443-6536, mtnutmeg@gmail.com
Posted on April 17, 2020

HELENA LIONS CLUB – COMMUNITY SERVICE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Thanks to the generosity of the Helena community and the hard work of our members, we will offer three $1,000 scholarships which will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the Helena area. The Helena Lions Club awards this scholarship annually, in memory of deceased Lions who spent a lifetime performing service to their community.

Guidelines for application are a combination of scholarship, citizenship and a demonstrated interest and involvement in community service related activities. They require the candidate to be enrolling in a four-year college, or a vocational technical school in the fall of 2020. Scholastically, a cumulative 2.5 grade point average, through the first semester of the senior year is required.

Those graduating seniors interested in applying for this scholarship are required to submit the following:

  • Written narrative of their interest and involvement in community service related activities and other qualifications. Narrative length is limited to two pages.
  • Documentation of grade point average
  • Minimum of three reference letters

The above items should be postmarked by May 8, 2020 to:

Helena Lions Club
Attn: Scholarship Committee
Box 1077
Helena, MT 59624

The scholarship winner will be notified by May 19, 2020.

Posted on April 17, 2020

HELENA ENGINEERS CLUB (HEC) SCHOLARSHIP

Helena Engineers Club (HEC) is a non-profit group whose members represent a conglomeration of engineering organizations and individuals brought together to share experiences, recognize engineering excellence, and support one another. HEC strives to contribute to the betterment of our communities through service and financial causes.

HEC membership is comprised of professionals from Helena, Montana and the surrounding area. Accordingly, the goal of our scholarship program is to support students enrolled in an engineering or engineering-related program at an accredited institution. Scholarship amounts vary each year and are based upon annual fundraising efforts.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Attend an engineering program at a college or university that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC). A recipient may be disqualified if the program is not ABET-EAC accredited. For each selected scholarship recipient, HEC requires confirmation of your enrolled engineering college and fall class schedule prior to September 1st before scholarship checks are released. College acceptance is not required to submit a scholarship application. 
  • Submit a properly completed application postmarked no later than May 1, 2020.
  • Be a high school senior and citizen of the United States at the time of application, while attending high school, private or public, in one of the following Montana counties:

 

Lewis & Clark County                                     Broadwater County

Jefferson County                                            Powell County

Posted on April 17, 2020

GATES OF THE MOUNTAINS FOUNDATION COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

The Gates of the Mountains Foundations is awarding a $1,000 scholarship for two consecutive years to a successful applicant. This scholarship is limited to an undergraduate student that will be enrolled in an accredited public or private Montana college, university, technical or trade school. The applicant must be a graduating high school student from the Helena Public School system or a Helena student having received his/her GED and not over 21 years of age. The scholarship will be graded on financial need, defined goals, along with scholastic achievements, school and extracurricular activities, character and leadership. Applications can be picked up in the Counseling/Career Center.

Posted on April 17, 2020

WYATT WINFIELD “BE TOUGH” MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Wyatt Winfield Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Wyatt Winfield, a 2012 graduate of Helena High School. He was tragically killed in a vehicle accident in 2013.

At the time of his passing, Wyatt was nearing the end of his career playing Junior hockey for the Helena Bighorns. He was starting to plan for the next chapter in his life…a vocation, specifically welding. Wyatt was a talented welder and metal fabricator, having learned much by a very young age. It was his dream to eventually own a welding shop, as this was his “happy place”.

We believe one way to honor Wyatt’s memory is to help other young people fulfill their dreams by promoting participation in education in the Skilled Trades.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS:

• Application Deadline: May 1, 2020, 3:00 pm, due May 1st and should be emailed to Mrs. Cindy Galbavy, cgalbavy@helenaschools.org.
• Candidates: High School senior who is pursuing a career in the CTE field, such as Auto Tech, Business, Computer Sciences, Construction, Culinary, Drafting, Early Childhood, Medical Tech, Networking, Textiles or Welding (students also pursing students also pursing engineering, nursing, and the medical field (doctors) will be considered)
• Scholarships will go directly to the institution student is attending to pay for academic expenses
• Scholarship is funded by the Wyatt Winfield “Be Tough” Foundation

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Applicant must be a senior who is on track to graduate
• Applicant must be accepted into a post-secondary CTE program by May 10, 2019. Letter of acceptance must be included in the scholarship application
• Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
• Selection will be based on academic performance, personal statement of academic goals in a Skilled Trade career and letters of recommendation

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

• Completed Application Form
• Letter of Acceptance from post-secondary institution
• Official High School Transcript
• Personal Statement of Academic/Career Goal in CTE
• Two Letters of recommendation: one academic, one work experience (employer)

Posted on March 2, 2020

March 2020 Newsletter

Here is what is going on at CHS this month!

March 2020 Newsletter

Posted on December 4, 2019

December Newsletter

Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season.

December 2019 Newsletter

Ryan Swenson's Schedule

  • 1st Period

    Algebra 1 (Room 201)

  • 2nd Period

    Pre-Algebra (Room 215)

  • 3rd Period

    Pre-Algebra (Room 209)

  • 4th Period

    Honors Math 1 (Room 209)

  • 5th Period

    Small Learning Community (SLC)

  • 6th Period

    Algebra 1 (Room 209)

  • 7th Period

    Prep