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Staff Spotlight - Karen Shaw


Karen Shaw is an instructional aide assigned to special education at Helendale Elementary School. Karen has served in that same position for the past 12 years.  She has lived in the high desert since 1982. When she is not spending time with her husband Randy or her adult children David, Stephen, Robert, Angie, and Amy you can find Karen Reading or Gardening. Karen’s favorite food are strawberries and her favorite book is A Tale of Two Cities. Our students are so fortunate to have someone like Karen giving them the extra instruction and support that they need.

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District Office - 760-952-1180

15350 Riverview Road

P.O. Box 249

Helendale, CA 92342


Helendale Elem. - 760-952-1204

27274 Peach Tree Lane

P.O. Box 249

Helendale, CA 92342


Riverview/ACE - 760-952-1266

13943 Rivers Edge Road

P.O. Box 249

Helendale, Ca 92342


Independence Charter Academy- 760-952-1760

15350 Riverview Road
P.O. Box 249
Helendale, CA 92342

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HES 2014-15 School Calendar

HSS 2014-15 School Calendar


**Please note, calendars are subject to change**


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2014-15 Bus Route


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.

From Hwy 395- Turn onto Shadow Mountain Road and drive 5.7 miles to Rivers Edge Road. Take a left onto 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.

Students Recognized by Board of Trustees in December

At the December 10th 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, Chase Marks, Cameron Sadek, Ben Carlson, Trevor Tobiasson, Albert Truong, and Steven Ziolkowski. From Helendale Secondary School, Nash Isom, Derek Sorenson, Chris Fierro, Kayla Silva, Keonny Cosek, and Hannah Harrison. From Independence Charter Academy, Felice Ricucci-Silva, Sabrina Shepherd, Zachariah Brown, Madelyne Roberts, Isaac Rosas, and Jordan Fontenette.




Guantanamo Bay Flag Presentation

Mrs. Melanie Morales presents a flag that was flown over Guantanamo Bay on September 11th, 2014 to Helendale Elementary Principal Cindy Espinoza during the December10th Board Meeting. Mrs. Morales is the HES secretary and her husband is deployed to Guantanamo Bay.


Strategic Planning

On September 6th, 2012 our community gathered to hear the state of the District and to give us direction on the next steps fo our school District. We had over 100 community members participate in these important meetings. The feedback we received has led to the adoption of Board Goals which will now drive the decisions that we make in the future. Those board goals are...

1.      The District will be a source of pride to the Helendale Community through its actions and its effective communication.

2.      The District will always act to maintain fiscal solvency in order to ensure the greatest learning opportunities for every child.

3.      The District will build and maintain educational and extra-curricular programs that enrich every student’s learning experiences.

4.      The District will use technology as a tool to enhance and engage student learning.

5.      The District will ensure that its academic program allows every child to reach their learning potential.

6.      The District will provide operationally effective support systems in order to provide the highest quality learning environment for all students.

7.      The District will teach, encourage, and expect positive student behavior and a safe and orderly school environment in order to promote effective teaching and maximize learning.

Teacher Spotlight - Maribel Duenas


Maribel Duenas is in her second year teaching at Helendale Elementary School. Both years she has taught at HES she has taught 3rd grade.  Maribel has lived in the high desert throughout her life and has been given many positive opportunities living here, including working at Helendale Elementary.  Mrs. Duenas’s interests and hobbies include spending time with her family and painting. Maribel has been married for 8 years and has 2 lovely daughters. Her favorite foods are Chili’s and tamales and her favorite movie is Fireproof.

2014 - 15 School Times

Helendale Elementary School

M-Th- 9:00 - 3:30

F - 9:00 - 1:15


M-Th - 7:20 - 2:22

F - 7:20 - 12:06

Board of Trustees

Jennifer Evans, President

Frank Melendez, Clerk

Maria Ferrin, Representative

Herm Engelhardt, Member

Barbara Schneider, Member

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.


Current Openings:


K-12 Substitute Teachers 
Posted: 8/25/14 through 6/30/15




Substitute Custodian
Posted 10/10/14 through 6/30/15


Substitute Cafeteria Worker

Posted 10/10/14 through 6/30/15



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