Nov. 4 & 5 – No School

There will be no classes held on Monday, Nov. 4th AND Tuesday, Nov. 5th due to Diocesan Professional Development.

Enjoy your four day weekend!

FAFSA Frenzy – Oct. 23rd

During Parent/Teacher Conferences on Oct. 23rd from 6-8pm, the counselors will be available to help families fill out the federal financial aid form which is required for any student to receive financial aid or scholarships.  This is for both students and parents – bring your FSA ID and parent tax return information.


**Important** – An FSA ID must be set up for BOTH the primary parent and the student.  Apply for this ID BEFORE coming to the frenzy by going to

Color Run 2019 – Oct. 26th

Helias will be hosting our 2nd Annual Helias Color Crusade 5K this fall on October 26, 2019!  This is a family fun event and will be from 9am-11am.  Come join the fun and get full of color!


Click here for registration form, Crusade route and more information.

ACT Test – Oct. 26th

ACT Testing on Saturday, Oct. 26th at 8 am at Helias.   Deadline for registration is Fri., Sept. 20th.  Late deadline is Fri., Oct. 4th – please note, if sent by mail it must be received by Oct. 4th regardless of the postmark date!

Be sure to bring a calculator, two #2 pencils, photo ID and admission ticket.  Students should meet inside the old main doors next to the stairs and crucifix.  Doors will be open.  Please show up by 7:30-7:45.

More information can be found at

Upcoming ACT Tests at Helias

Dec. 14th with registration deadline of Nov. 8th and late registration date Nov. 22nd.

Feb. 8th with registration deadline of Jan. 10th and late registration date of Jan. 17th.

Apr. 4th with registration deadline of Feb. 28th and late registration date of Mar. 13th.

Oct. 18th – NHS/Senior Apps & Snacks

On Friday, October 18th two things are happening in our Guidance & Counseling Office.

First, the NHS applications are due to Mrs. Heislen or Mrs. Fennewald on this date.

Second, Senior Apps & Snacks will be held in the Student Success Center for the seniors all day.  Visit us to get help filling out college applications and grab a snack while you are there!  Come by any time but during study hall would be the best.

Parent/Teacher Conferences – Oct. 23rd

There will be noon dismissal on October 23rd.  No after school supervision will be provided.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be from 5-7pm that evening in the Old Gym.  Please be sure you have checked your students grades and talked with them about their classes. If you would like to conference with your student’s teachers in person, please plan to attend.

Benedictine Night – Oct. 17th

Helias is hosting a Benedictine College Night on Oct. 17 at 6:30 pm in the Helias Library. If you or your student is interested in learning more about the opportunities at Benedictine College please plan to attend.
Please enter through the doors below the large crucifix. Parents and students will hear from Benedictine College’s President, Stephen Minnis and their Dean of Enrollment, Pete Helgesen. It’s never too early to begin planning for one of the biggest decisions in your child’s life. The decision that puts them on a trajectory toward their future.

PSAT Test (Juniors) – Oct. 16th

For those Juniors that have signed up to take the PSAT Test, please be at Columbia College at 3314 Emerald Lane by 8 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 16th.

Students should bring an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers and an acceptable calculator.  Do not bring in cell phones or smart watches, or mechanical pencils.  They may bring a backup calculator or batteries.

The test may run until 12:30 p.m, therefore, will miss lunch at Helias and will need to pick up lunch on the way back to school.

Oct. 16 – FAFSA Night

Helias will be hosting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) night on Wednesday, October 16 in the Library at 6pm.
Susan Hartnagel from University of Missouri-Columbia will be our speaker.
Please join us come to learn more about filling out this required college financial aid form.

Sept. 30th – All School Retreat

Monday, Sept. 30th is the Helias Catholic All School Retreat.

SCHEDULE: Please note the school day will be from 8 am until 3:15 pm. See detailed schedule below so you know what your child will be up to and where they will be throughout the day.
7:00-8:00 am — Bring Donated Items to the Commons. To sign up to bring something please click here: SIGNUP TO BRING FOOD/DRINKS
8:00 am — Students Report to Helias Family for Attendance
8:10-9:30 am — Welcome and Opening Mass in Fieldhouse with music led by PJ Anderson
9:00 am-3:15 pm — Individual Class Retreats
Freshman Girls Retreat: Grace-Filled Relationships
Location: St. Joseph Parish/Memorial Park
Led By: Helias Staff
Lunch: Taco Bar
Freshman Guys Retreat: Grace Filled Relationships
Location: McClung Park
Led By: Helias Staff
Lunch: Hot Dogs
Sophomore Retreat: Grace in our Community
Location: Old Gym
Led By: Dan Huss
Lunch: Bratwurst
Junior Retreat: Grace in a Life of Freedom
Location: Capital City Christian
Led By: REAP
Lunch: Pizza
Senior Retreat: Fully Alive with Grace
Location: Fieldhouse
Led By: Dom Quiglia and PJ Anderson and Band
Lunch: Pulled Pork
SENIOR PARENTS: Please remember to turn in a letter to your Senior by Sept. 25. (see email from Mrs. Quinn on September 14 for details)
MEALS: Lunch will be provided at each class retreat. If your child has an allergy and is unable to eat what is served, please have them bring their lunch and snacks for the day.
SNACK REQUEST: We ask each family to consider providing one item for the retreat. To Signup click here: SIGNUP TO BRING FOOD/DRINKS
DRESSCODE: Dress code for the day is gym shorts, sweatpants or jeans with tennis shoes and house t-shirt (provided). We ask that shorts be of modest length (gym-class-approved-length shorts). NO leggings, spandex, short shorts, sagging shorts, etc. Shorts are required to be longer than your shirt.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance at the Retreat is required. If a child is unable to attend, a makeup retreat will be determined.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Maureen Quinn via email at or by calling the school at 635-6139.