Nichols Career Center FFA Awards

The following Helias Catholic High School students received awards at the Nichols Career Center FFA Banquet on May 4.

Greenhand FFA Degree: Alex Lock, Andrea Lock, Mia Wehmeyer and Addisyn Wilson.
Chapter FFA Degree: Grace Luebbering and Jonathon Hasty.
Leadership Development Events
Agricultural Issues Forum: Jonathon Hasty and Grace Luebbering.
FFA Knowledge: Andrea Lock.
Career Development Events
Floriculture: Andrea Lock.
Agricultura Mechanics: Jonathon Hasty.
Livestock: Grace Luebbering.
Envirothon: Jonathon Hasty and Andrea Lock.
Seal of Excellence: Jessica Koenigsfeld.
Chapter Scholarship Award: Andrea Lock.
Chapter Leadership Awards: Jonathon Hasty and Andrea Lock.
Chapter Proficiency Awards
Outdoor Recreation – Placement: Grace Luebbering.
Goat Production – Entrepreneurship: Jonathon Hasty.
Outstanding Sophomore: Grace Luebbering.

Interim president announced for Helias Catholic

The Most Reverend Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, has appointed Ron Vossen as interim president of Helias Catholic High School. Mr. Vossen is currently the Helias Catholic director of alumni relations, a role he assumed following a 43-year teaching career at the school. Mr. Vossen’s appointment as interim president comes as Helias Catholic begins a search for a permanent president. Read the full release on the Diocese of Jefferson City website:

Activities Fee & NFL Raffle Cards

Helias Catholic students who participate in a MSHSAA-sanctioned sport or activity will be assessed a $275 activities participation fee for year of participation. This fee helps the school cover the ever increasing costs of operating athletic and activities programs (e.g., transportation, tournament fees, officials, uniforms, equipment, etc.). Applicable activities include MSHSAA-sanctioned athletics, Academic Team, Band, Cheerleading, Choir, Dance, and Speech Team.

Helias Catholic offers an annual NFL raffle card fundraiser as a way for families to offset the cost of the activities participation fee.

There are three options for paying the activities participation fee:

  • Pay the full $275 fee.
  • Sell 5 NFL raffle cards and pay a $150 fee.
  • Sell 15 NFL raffle cards and pay no additional fee.

NFL raffle cards to sell are available in the Helias Catholic school office for the remainder of the summer. Office hours will be 8:00 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday during June and 8:00 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in July. The school office will be closed the week of July 3-7 for MSHSAA’s no activities period. NFL raffle cards to sell will also be available at the All Sports Meeting on Aug. 6.

All money raised from sale of NFL raffle cards with ticket stubs is due to the school office by Friday, Aug. 25.


How to Participate in the NFL Raffle Card Fundraiser

The cost per ticket is $25, which enters the ticket holder into the raffle for all 17 weeks of the NFL season plus three playoff weeks.

Checks should be made payable to Helias Catholic High School with “NFL” in the memo line.

Each ticket holder will have a chance to win up to $400 each week of the NFL season. A check will be mailed directly to the winners, so it is not necessary to follow the NFL games each week to see if you are a winner. The seller of the ticket will receive half of the prize amount.

Please fill out both sides of the ticket stub legibly. The ticket stubs are used to notify and pay all weekly winners.

Contact Ron Eickmeyer at with any questions.

Summer Office Hours

During the remainder of the month of May when school is not in session, regular office hours will be 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

During the month of June the school office will be open 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

During the month of July, the school office will be open 7:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and closed Mondays and Fridays.

School operations will be paused and the office will be closed July 3-7, which is MSHSAA’s No Activities Period.

Boys Tennis Final Four Shirts

Helias Catholic boys tennis Final Four T-shirts can be ordered through 3 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2023, at

May Students of the Month

Helias Catholic High School’s Students of the Month for May 2023 are senior Jonah Lanigan, junior Kearra Steinlage, sophomore Gavin Hoelscher and freshman Josie Francka.

Jonah Lanigan, son of David and Melanie Lanigan is involved in Student Counsel, Spring Musical, Tennis, Concert Choir, and National Honor Society at Helias Catholic. He is a member of St. Joseph Cathedral Parish in Jefferson City.

Kearra Steinlage, daughter of Randy and Mandi Steinlage, is involved in Student Council (Secretary), National Honor Society, Life Runners (President) and Student Ambassadors at Helias Catholic.  She is a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville.

Gavin Hoelscher, son of Brian and Kelly Hoelscher, is involved in Track & Field, the Bass Fishing Team, and Student Council at Helias Catholic. He is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City.

Josie Francka, daughter of Brian and Cathy Francka, is involved in Basketball, Tennis and the Be Kind Club at Helias Catholic.  She is a member of St. Martin Catholic Church.

Seniors Dress Down During Finals

Because the Parents’ Club Uniform Resale is Tuesday, May 16, seniors will be allowed to dress down during final exams this Tuesday and Wednesday, May 16-17 following these guidelines: Helias Catholic shirts, nice jeans (no holes and no shorts), and tennis shoes.

NFL Raffle Tickets Available!

The 2023-2024 NFL Raffle Tickets are available for pickup at the front office of Helias Catholic.

Deadline for returns of NFL raffle cards is Friday, August 25, 2023.

Participation Fee and NFL raffle information for Helias Families can be found on the NFL fundraiser webpage on our website.

Digital Tickets for District Track and Field 5/13

Helias Catholic track and field student-athletes will participate in the district competition for Class 4 District 7 on Saturday, May 13, at Odessa High School.

Tickets for this event are digital only and can be purchased online by visiting On this page, click on “Track & Field” and select the Track & Field Class 3 & Class 4 District 7 event at Odessa High School.

Helias Catholic to stage ‘Grease’ as 2024 spring musical

Get ready to rock and roll next spring as Helias Catholic High School stages the classic “Grease” as its next spring musical March 15-17, 2024, at the Miller Performing Arts Center.

“Grease” tells the story of high school sweethearts Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko navigating the ups and downs of young love in the 1950s with their friends the Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys. Featuring fan favorite rock-and-roll musical numbers like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightning” and “We Go Together,” “Grease” has become one of the world’s most popular musicals since debuting Off-Broadway in 1972 and inspiring multiple revivals, film adaptations, and countless community theater productions.

Amy Pringer will serve as director and musical director, making “Grease” the seventh musical production she has led for Helias Catholic High School. Ron Vossen will continue building on his 40-plus years of involvement with the spring musical, serving as production manager and set designer.

Helias Catholic’s spring musical is a long-running tradition that regularly involves up to 100 students and community members, from elementary-age actors to community volunteers who help with lights, sound, costumes, choreography and more. Recent years’ musical productions have included “West Side Story,” “Anastasia,” “Back to the ‘80s,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Footloose,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

Auditions for Helias Catholic’s production of “Grease” will be held in December 2023. Information about workshops and audition materials will be announced on the Helias Catholic Spring Musical website this fall.