Calendar Correction

The colorful printed MCPS hanging calendar distributed at the beginning of the school year reflects a misprint on the February calendar page. Please note the correction: President's Day is Monday, February 20th not Monday, February 13. There will be no school for MCPS students in grades K-12 or preschool on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Semester 1 Finals Schedule

First semester classes will be coming to a close in a couple of weeks. As is Hellgate tradition, the semester will culminate in finals week, a schedule first developed by a school improvement committee comprised of students and staff. The committee determined that students benefit from having a separate testing time due to limits imposed by 50 minute class periods and the high level of stress students experience as they try to juggle class work, projects and tests. By exposing students to the rigor of two-hour evaluations similar to what they would have at the collegiate level, they are better prepared when they leave high school.

This year, all three high schools have aligned their schedules so students traveling between schools can coordinate testing periods. In the past, the schedule has rotated, but due to the district alignment, this schedule will stay static each semester.

There will be no school on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Monday, January 23 for staff records day.

Thank You

Thank you Missoula for affirming the new location for Cold Springs Elementary School. We are excited to work with the staff, students, parents and the community and our partners at A&E Architects to design the new school.

Requests for Out-of-Area Enrollment

For students who do not live in the Hellgate attendance area but would like to be considered for enrollment next fall, a request form has to be submitted to the Hellgate Office. To download the Out-of-Area Enrollment Request form, please click here. The deadline for submission is January 27, 2017 at 3:30pm.

Students who have sought Out-of-Area enrollment before and were put on the waiting list – waiting lists for all grades have been cleared at this point. If your student is still interested in attending Hellgate, please submit a new Out-of-Area Enrollment Request form at the Hellgate office.

For entering 9th graders, requests for Out-of-Area Enrollment will be accepted beginning January 9, 2017.  All Out-of-Area Enrollment requests are due January 27, 2017.


Mick Morris: New Teacher Profile

by: Mattie Steinberg | Lance Features Editor

Photo by:  Ella Steinberg | Hellgate Lance
Mick Morris
Mick Morris has joined Hellgate staff as the U.S. government, U.S. history and Native American studies teacher. Previous to this year he worked in Conrad, Montana teaching history, P.E. and weightlifting to the students there. He has been teaching for 11 years and enjoys seeing new things happen in his classes everyday. So far at Hellgate, he loves the level of commitment and school pride the students have, and how everyone seems to be involved in a sport or club of some kind. Outside of school, Morris enjoys golfing, hunting and has an interesting hobby of collecting shoes. Unfortunately, Morris says he didn't have the best summer because he was moving to Missoula which was stressful. He will definitely start to have more and more fun as the school year progresses.

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