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Grant Awarded to the Hellgate Community Garden

A big thank you to AGWest Bank for awarding the $3000 grant to the Hellgate Community Garden. Ms. Donohue applied and the grant money was presented to the Garden Committee and students on 05/23/2024. We appreciate our community supporters in our effort to bring science to life for our Hellgate Hawks! 

If you would like to learn more about the Hellgate Community Garden project, please click on the link:


Presentation of check to Garden Committee


2024 Grey Hamy Event

On May 17,2024, the entire Hellgate student body participated in the Grey-Hamy Event. A course of 1.05 miles was set up around the school as parents and other volunteers cheered on our students to run or walk the course at least one time. It was reported that a group of middle school students went at least 8 times! Even with a late afternoon unexpected Montana sleet storm, students and staff made it safely out of the weather with laughter and high fives all around. Thank you to our fantastic custodial staff as well as our parent volunteers! What a great event! 

Starting line 2024 for Grey Hamy 2024
teachers pushing 2 students in wheelchairs
two students smiling with Grey Hamy shirts on
Parent getting ready to high five a student at race
two girls at the finish line of the Grey Hamy race


Law Enforcement Poster Winner

Congratulations to Teryn Christofferson, a 3rd grader in Ms. Singleterry's class. Teryn submitted artwork that was named winner of the Montana Attorney General's Law Enforcement Poster Contest. The prize was an ice cream social for the class with some local law enforcement officers. Way to show that Hawk spirit to our local law enforcement officers!

Law Enforcement Appreciation Poster
photo of students walking toward police cars
K. Singleterry class for ice cream reward


Quiz Bowl Team

Ready to compete!

Our Hellgate Middle School Quiz Bowl Team competed with other Missoula county schools on Monday May 6, 2024. Quiz Bowl is a Jeopardy-like competition with varying subjects from Math to pop culture to geography. Ms. Finlay, the Quiz Bowl advisor, said " Our Quiz Bowl Team did a great job preparing for this year's competition. We learned a lot and had fun doing it! I am very proud of their efforts." 

These students participated in the competition:

Ruby Bierwag, Siena Dudik-Lowy, Ellowyn Fliger, Oliver Green, Porter Jacobson, Jeff Lapka, Caleb Thurlkill, and Patrick Whitmore

quiz bowl team pictured

Generous Grant Awarded to Robotics Team

Large check received!

Don Powell from the Montana Masonic Foundation presented a large check in the amount of $4539 to Dr. Molly Blakely, Chris Clevenger, and Katie Dunning for a Hellgate classroom robotic program for Building 1 students. Dr. Blakely applied for and was awarded the grant through Montana Masonic Foundations. Thank you for your generosity!

Photo of 4 adults holding an oversized check for $4539.00