Teacher Pages Archive

Posted on August 22, 2019

Welcome to 2019

Fall is my favorite season…I LOVE back to school!

Posted on August 13, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

Welcome to the Helena Middle School Band Program!

This is the start of an exciting adventure for your child and his or her classmates.  I am looking forward to working with all of my students and preparing them for their concerts throughout our school year.  Since we are performing ensembles, we learn our fundamental music skills through our concert preparations.  My main goal as a music educator is to have fun while learning about music, and this is an important aspect of my classroom environment.  I look forward to seeing all of you at our first performance.  If you have any questions please email me and have a great 2019-20 school year!
Posted on September 26, 2018

October English Calendar

Posted on September 26, 2018

September Calendar

Posted on August 28, 2018

Seventh Grade Intro

Welcome to 7th grade!

The first 3 weeks we dive into the 8 math practices and computational thinking.  With these practices, students will be able to solve any problem that they face.  The kids will then create their own algorithms and rules for math.  For example, we will play the game of poison/nim.  After playing the game and analyzing the patters, the students will relearn and understand the concept of multiples and factors.



Posted on January 23, 2018

6th Grade Counselor Survey


Posted on September 19, 2017

Welcome to 6th Grade Computer Applications

Welcome to 6th grade Computer Applications/Health.  This course is an A/B day class which will teach students how to become technology literate.  Below is a list of technology concepts will be covering this year:

  • Keyboarding Skills
  • Word-processing,  Spreadsheets, and Presentation Software (Microsoft Office, Office 365)
  • Coding (Tynker)
  • Internet Safety
  • E-mail

We will also be covering three units of Health towards the end of the year.  The following units we will be learning are:

  • Your Health and Wellness
  • Mental and Emotional Wellness
  • Growth and Development

I look forward to having your child in my class and expect a great 2019-2020 school year.  Please feel free to contact me either by phone or e-mail if you have any concerns or questions.

Posted on May 17, 2017


About two weeks ago 8th graders from HMS participated in another Health Community Service night revolving around nutrition. Students spent their time serving dinner and cleaning up afterwards at God’s Love (our local homeless shelter).

In class students dissected labels realizing that not all food (even though it may taste good) is healthy. They researched ingredients that they didn’t know as well as looked at foods that can be healing or foods that could be harmful to the body. But this night was to also remember that not everyone has food. Not everyone (even peers) has access to healthy food or let alone a safe place to stay.

As students served dinner the residents of the shelter were appreciative and amazed that 8th graders would spend their time there. The students did the dishes as well as swept and mopped the floors. Students learned that compassion and kindness are what’s important and that we can share our time, talents and food with any and every one. Joy comes through giving as one can live a generous life esteeming others higher than themselves.

Just as we choose to have healing food or harmful food, we can make the same choice to be healing to others instead of harmful. We can choose to build others up instead of judge, disregard or look the other way at the beggar on the sidewalk, at the resident at the shelter, at the person across the serving line or at the peer in our class.  Thanks to Dave, Tim and Juan for allowing us to come and be a part of the great things that are going on at God’s Love.


So proud of our HMS Bobcats who cared for others on this night. Big shout outs to: Ericka Geddes, Ethan Clampitt, Natalie Christensen, Stacye Penland, Elijah Scheinz, Keira Sumner, Alex Salazar, Maggie McCarvel, Shyanne Christensen and Corbyn Bromlie.


May we all make it a habit to serve instead of be served in our fast-paced me-American society.


Life=not what you gain but what GIVE. KeepSmilin


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only LIGHT can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that.”


Martin Luther King, Jr.