Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday – Donuts in the morning and yoga and lunch during lunch
Tuesday – Walk in someone else’s shoes- Uniform tops/bottoms with fun socks and shoes.
Wednesday – Finals study night 5:30-7 in commons
Thursday – Business and breakfast with counselors at 7:15 in the Blue and Gold conference room.
Friday – Dress down for $1- Wear green, teal and/or purple with jeans and tennis shoes. Teal and purple represent suicide prevention and green represents mental health awareness.
Throughout the week:
Duck Duck Goose – There will be rubber ducks around the school with random acts of kindness written on the bottom. We are asking students and staff to play with us.
How to Play:
1. Find a duck – ducks will be hidden around school… go find them.
2. Do the act of kindness- each duck has a random act written on the bottom. Read it and complete the task.
3. Hide the duck or give it to someone else – once you are done with the task, go hide the duck or hand it off to someone else. Make sure to write your initials on the duck to show you completed the act of kindness.
Stu Co will also have a “break the stigma wall” with pictures of saints, athletes and famous actors/actresses that have openly talked about their own mental health struggles or mental health struggles within their families.

Parents Club Uniform Resale

What: Uniform Swap Shop
When: Wed., May 19 — 4:30-7:30 pm — setup sale tables 4:30-5 pm, sale: 5-7:30 pm
Who: Sponsored by Parents’ Club — each family(seller) will be responsible for their own table. No hanging racks will be provided. Sellers will price their own uniform items and accept payment personally. No funds will be provided from the Parents’ Club.
Where: Helias Commons, Commons Entrance off Myrtle Street
Description: This year’s uniform sale will be in swap-shop fashion. Each person who has items to sell will get a table upon their arrival and bring their items with prices marked on each and will conduct their sales transaction as an individual. You DO NOT need to reserve a table in advance. Parents’ Club officers will be on hand to help facilitate, but will not be running the sale through their account. If you have additional questions, please contact the parents club parentsclub@heliascatholic.com

ACT Test Dates

The next ACT will be here at Helias on Sat., June 17th.  Deadline to register is Fri., May 7th.  Late registration (with a fee) is Fri., May 21st.

Be sure to bring an approved calculator, two #2 pencils (NOT mechanical pencils), photo ID and admission ticket.  Students should enter the old main doors next to the stairs and crucifix.  Doors will be open.  Please show up by 7:30-7:45.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

More information can be found at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-day.html.

Final Exam Schedule

Wed, May 19
Period 1: 7:45-8:50
Period 2: 9:00-10:05
Period 3: 10:15-11:20

Thurs, May 20
Period 4: 7:45 – 8:50
Period 5: 9:00 – 10:05
Period 6: 10:15-11:20

Fri, May 21
Period 7: 7:45-8:50
Period 8: 9:00-10:05

AP Exam Schedule

Tuesday, May 4, 2021:  Calculus AB & Calculus BC – 8AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2021:  English Literature – 8AM; Physics 1 – 12PM
Thursday, May 6, 2021:  US History – 8AM; Computer Science A – 12PM
Friday May 7, 2021:  Chemistry – 8AM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021:  Psychology – 12PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021:  English Language – 8AM

● Students taking the 8:00AM test will attend 3rd lunch.
● Estimated Exam Timing
○ Calculus AB & BC: 3 hours 25 minutes
○ Chemistry: 3 hours 25 minutes
○ Computer Science: 3 hours 10 minutes
○ English Lit: 3 hours 10 minutes
○ English Language: 3 hours 25 minutes
○ Physics: 3 hours 10 minutes
○ Psychology: 2 hours 10 minutes
○ US History: 3 hours 25 minutes

ACT Help

If you are looking for classes to help your student prepare for ACT testing, below are two that Helias students have used. There are probably others out there as well. Please contact them with specific questions.
SAVVY STRATEGIES
ACT Prep Course
Savvy Strategies is pleased to offering ACT Prep to Helias students again this spring! In order to protect everyone’s health and safety, the same course that has helped raise students’ scores in the past is now available in a self-paced online course, which students can access from home, and work through at their own pace. The online course contains all of the lessons that were taught in person (and more) as well as the opportunity to join live Zoom meetings (just for Helias students!) on Saturdays throughout February and March. The online course includes
  • More than 40 online video lessons, which students can access and review as needed
  • Live Zooms, just for Helias students, where students can ask questions or get additional instruction
  • Online course access from February 1 through the April 17 ACT
Cost is $149. Contact Kristie@savvy-strategies.com for more information.
JEFFERSON CITY ACT PREP
Jefferson City ACT Prep is run by Julie Berhorst in Jefferson City. They are offering some spring classes as well. You can find information on their website Jefferson City ACT Prep.

New Skort Option

We are adding a new, wraparound skirt option to our uniforms. Please visit our website for more information and to see the new wrap skirt. It is buttons only, no zipper, so it can easily be taken in or let out as needed.  Visit our Uniforms page for more information and to order.

 

Faith Opportunities

The following are opportunities in coming weeks to deepen faith and enter the Easter season with renewed hope!
March 16-26 — Reconciliation offered in Helias’ St. Pius X Chapel
March 26 — Stations of the Cross — performed by Seniors for Seniors, live-streamed to all classrooms
April 6 & April 7 — Senior Class Retreats — boys and girls respectively (no retreats were held in the fall)
April 14 — Midwest March for Life — in Jefferson City — if students want to attend, parents will need to contact school.

March Students of the Month

Congratulations to our March

Students of the Month!

 

Senior:  Sydney Dunmire

Junior:  Jack Lage

Sophomore:  Stella Struttmann

Freshman:  Luke Labenz

 

 

Bridge The Gap Dress Down Days

Students who have purchased the Bridge the Gap T-shirts may wear them on the following days with jeans and tennis shoes.

 

Fri., April 16th (changed due to Easter Break and Teacher Vaccination Day)

Fri., May 7th