Helix High

PASSAGES: MARIA HEIMPEL, HELIX LANGUAGE TEACHER AND HUMANITARIAN

Memorial service planned December 8 in Lakeside

December 6, 2012 (San Diego's East County) – Maria Ines Heimpel, who taught  languages for more than three decades at Helix High School in La Mesa and volunteered for humanitarian causes in San Diego and Tijuana, died peacefully in her home on November 27, 2012.

Her lifelong concern for those in need led to her involvement with a clinic and an orphanage in Tijuana. She also participated as an interpreter with the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team, a group of doctors performing free surgical procedures for poor children in Mexico.

“She was a people person and as a teacher, genuinely interested in each of her students, going out of her way to help them,” fellow teacher and  friend Jean Costa said.  “She was a positive influence on the lives of so many young people and on the lives of people who knew her.”


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ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION REPORTED NEAR HELIX HIGH

August 17, 2012 (La Mesa) – La Mesa Police have issued a warning that a man in a “beat up” white small or medium pickup truck attempted to lure a 16-year-old female student into his vehicle. The girl was walking to Helix High School at 8 a.m. today in the 7500 block of University Ave. when the suspect pulled up next to her, got out of his truck and told her, “Hey, get in my car.” 


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HELIX CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT LOTTERY EVENT MARCH 29

 

March 26, 2012 (La Mesa) – Helix Charter High School is now enrolling for the 2012-13 school year.  It is a tuition-free public school that all California residents are eligible to attend.  The school focuses on preparing all students for the opportunity to attend college.


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HELIX WINS! LA MESA TEAM CAPTURES STATE CIF CHAMPIONSHIP 35-24

By Miriam Raftery

December 18, 2011 (La Mesa) – The Sacramento Bee called the Helix Highlanders “near perfect”, describing the football team as “a mixture of speed, power and fury…storming to a 28-10 halftime lead, scoring three touchdowns in a blur with their array of dazzling skill players sprinting downfield.” 

Ken Stone, editor of La Mesa Patch.com, was at the big game in Loomis, north of Sacramento. Topping what Stone dubbed a “magical season” with a 13-1 record, the team squared off against the Del Oro Golden Eagles, a formidable force with a 13-2 record.


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DISTRICT SETTLES DISPUTE WITH HELIX CHARTER HIGH

Helix executive director Doug Smith to retire June 30; Charter renewed for 5 years

By Miriam Raftery

April 30, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- The Grossmont Union High School District and Helix Charter High School Boards have reached a settlement of all issues, the district has announced.


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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING & DOCUMENT SHREDDING AT HELIX HIGH THIS WEEKEND

A free e-waste recycling is being held at Helix Charter High School on Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Document shredding is also available for $10 per bankers box.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the school's Speech and Debate Team.


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HELIX CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 6, 2009 (La Mesa) – La Mesa Police are conducting an investigation into a Helix Charter High School assistant principal in a case involving a runaway female student.

“We hope to finish our investigation this week and forward to the District Attorney with a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” La Mesa Police Lieutenant David Bond told East County Magazine.


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GAME OF THE WEEK: DONS INVADE HELIX HIGHLANDS IN 41-19 WIN


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HELIX TAKES ACTION TO HALT CHARTER REVOCATION VOTE; GUHSD BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING THURS. JULY 23

 

July 22, 2009 (La Mesa)—Grossmont Union High School District’s board of trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday July 23 at 5 p.m. to review an amendment to the Helix Charter. The amendment was devised by the Helix Charter Board and two GUHSD board members to address the board’s concerns over handling of sexual misconduct cases.

 


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GUHSD TRUSTEES TO HELIX: CHANGE BOARD POLICIES TO PREVENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, OR LOSE CHARTER


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