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Great educators make great schools. The Helena Education Foundation supports Helena’s educators by providing grants that bring their great ideas to life. The deadline for the last round of Great Ideas Grants in the 2023-24 school year is Tuesday, 1/30.
Spark Grants offer frequent opportunities for Helena’s Public School teachers to access funds to provide enrichment opportunities for students. Remaining deadlines for the 2023-24 school year are Tuesday 1/30, and Tuesday, 4/2.
With two recent grants from Boeing, HEF is purchasing machines and software to equip Capital High School, Helena High School, CR Anderson Middle School and Helena Middle School with new machines and software. Together, educators across the district are creating a community of skilled individuals equipped for Manufacturing a Strong Future for Helena.
The Helena Education Foundation enhances the experiences of public education students and educators in Montana’s capital city. HEF sponsors a wide array of events annually: Issues Institutes for students, teachers and community, Great Ideas Grants and Spark Grants; the Celebration of Excellence for graduating seniors and their Distinguished Educators; Trading Places for learning and collaboration among school administrators and community leaders; Great Conversations for civil discussion and life-long learning; Fabulous Firsts providing books to first graders; the community celebration Carnival Classic and more.
Key to HEF’s innovation is our message that excellent public schools forge healthy communities and that this vehicle allows the entire community to invest time, assets and enthusiasm in the cause—“Great schools are everyone’s business!”