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Early Literacy Program for 4 Year Olds

Learn more about our early literacy program. 

Hellgate Elementary will offer an early literacy program for 4-year-olds starting in the Fall of 2024. To learn more preview the flyer. 

Early Literacy Program Flyer

Student Hero

One of our own 7th grade students saved the day! McKenna protected her family from a fire that had started inside the family's garage. This video shows an interview recognizing McKenna's bravery by the Missoula Fire Department.  

The Missoula Fire Department recognized one of our own Hellgate Hawk 7th grade student for her quick thinking and bravery to save her family from fire danger. Please take a moment to watch the following segment on our local news. Click here to watch the news segment.

One Book, One Read Community Super Heroes

One Book, One Read Read Aloud Event was held on February 21, 2024 from 6-7 pm at Hellgate Elementary Middle School.  Our guest readers were Dr. Molly Blakely, Superintendent; Ryan Tirrell, University of Montana student and #44 for the GRIZ football team; Linett Greene from the Missoula Public Library; and Emily Morrison from the Missoula Children's Theatre. Our community leaders are true super heroes! For more information about our One Book, One Read Event, please visit our website

Community Superheroes Night for One Book, One Read


Hellgate's Robotics Club Awarded $1000


Picture of Robotics Students receiving a large check for $1000

The Hellgate Elementary School Robotics Club is currently raising funds for new robots. One of the grants the team filled out was for Recycling Works, and the company accepted our application! Our club received $1,000 from them. Recycling Works presented the HESD Robotics Club with a giant check on November 17th. Recycling Works mentioned that they were blown away by the program and all the cool things our Hellgate students can do. The students in the picture are from team 38040. Ms. Capp reports, "We are officially halfway to our goal!!"

Native American Presentation Wows Hellgate Students

In November, K-8 students attended a special presentation with guest drummers from Ronan and Arlee.

Two Native American dancers dancing at the November presentation
Four Native American dancers dancing at their school presentation
Students dancing in a circle at the Indian Education Presentation
Native American Dancers with Hellgate Students