Mrs. Helmer


  • Hello! I am currently in my 16th year of teaching English at Big Sky. I am co-department chair with Aaron Fortner. I am also the Coordinator for the  International Baccalaureate program. I have spent my whole career at Big Sky and I am an Eagle through and through. I love being a teacher and working with students. I strive to make my classroom a safe and engaging space where students have a lot of fun and leave with a lot of skills. 

    I respond to email very quickly, so any time this year you need to get a hold of me, please do not hesitate to do so. 

    For all my classes, I try to post grades as quickly as possible. If an assignment is blank, it simply means I have not entered the assignment yet. If a student is missing the assignment, I will communicate that very clearly to the student, and, if necessary, to  parents as well. Not all assignments are equal - many I will take late without punishment if the time frame is appropriate. However, there are some assignments I will not take late, and again, I will communicate this to students. Additionally, this year BSHS is implementing deadlines for missing work, and I will be adhering to those dates. There are also some assignments students can re-do to improve their grade. I try very hard to get students to learn to communicate with me so if they have any questions about an assignment, I am the best person to come to first :-)