Staff Spotlight -Greg Hanlon
Greg Hanlon is in his second year of teaching at Riverview Middle School and the Academy of Careers and Exploration. He has taught both Art and History. Mr. Hanlon came to the high desert for the teaching opportunity. He enjoys being an artist, playing disc golf, going to the beach, woodworking and house restoration. He is married to his wife Jennifer and has two children: Isabella and Andrew. His favorite food is chicken marsala and his favorite movie is Pulp Fiction.
Board of Trustees
Frank Melendez, President
Maria Ferrin, Clerk
Herm Engelhardt, Representative
Barbara Schneider, Member
Parent Student Portal Website
District Office -
15350 Riverview Road
Helendale Elem. -
27274 Peach Tree Lane
13943 Rivers Edge Road
Independence Charter Academy-
15350 Riverview Road
**Please note, calendars are subject to change**
Directions to ACE
From Route 66- Turn onto VIsta Road toward Silver Lakes. Cross the bridge into Silver Lakes and turn left on Helendale Road. Drive 1.4 miles to Shadow Mountain Road and turn right. Drive 1.1 miles and turn right on Rivers Edge Road. The school is 0.2 miles away on Rivers Edge Road on the right.
Welcome to the Helendale School DIstrict!
If you are looking for a premier quality education for your children, then Helendale District is the destination you have been in search of. We take great pride in being a place where kids come to learn in a safe, small school environment. Our classes are small and teachers really know their students. If these elements are what you are seeking for your children, then join us in Helendale and you will be delighted.
Helendale School District Mission Statement
We the parents, community, and staff of the Helendale School District, believe that young people can be taught to be lifetime learners and competent citizens. We are partners in providing our children with an understanding and appreciation of the past and present, as well as, preparation for the future. We will focus on effective instruction that reflects our local history, concern for the environment and belief in a strong academic curriculum. We will work to ensure a safe and orderly environment, sound fiscal management and a belief that the size of our district enhances rather than limits our possibilities.
Employees of the Month Paula Poush and Bryce Edison
Board President and Supt. Ross Swearingen pictured with Classified Employee of the Month Paula Poush, and Certificated Employee of the Month Bryce Edison at the March 11, 2015 Board Meeting .
Students Recognized by Board of Trustees in January
At the March 11, 2015 Board Meeting our Trustees recognized students for their positive influence in our school district.The students who were recognized for their achievements were: From Helendale Elementary: Ashley Hillquist, Nate Carlson, Aubranee Todd, Kiara Pantin, Grant Heggenberger, Sarah DeVries and Edgar Acosta. From Helendale Secondary School: Ian Embrey, Dakota Kresh, Charles Earl, Cameron Bernatene, Casey Fernandez and Dung Tran. From Independence Charter Academy: John Cameron, Haylye Wheeler, Shane Vasquez, Taylor Warner, Linda Pack, and Amy Wise.
Teacher Spotlight - Linda Hoover
Linda Hoover has been a teacher with the Helendale School District for 23 years. She currently works at Riverview Middle School and the Academy of Careers and Exploration teaching Math and Science. Mrs. Hoover has held various positions in the district as the girls basketball coach at both middle school and high school levels, middle school cross country coach, middle school athletic director, high school athletic director and is also a BTSA mentor. She moved to the high desert because of her husband’s job. She enjoys participating in full marathons and other 10k’s and 5k’s and enjoys candy making and crafts. She also loves to travel and has been to Germany, France, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, Iceland and numerous U.S. states.
K-12 Substitute Teachers
Activities- Sports Van Driver
Posted 10/10/14 through 6/30/15
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2014-15 Bus Route
2011 - 2016 Helendale School District LEA Plan
Helendale School District LCAP
2014 - 15 School Times
Helendale Elementary School
M-Th- 9:00 - 3:30
F - 9:00 - 1:15
ACE and RMS
M-Th - 7:20 - 2:22
F - 7:20 - 12:06