Please welcome our new principal!

May 20, 2019

Dear Broadwater Families,

I am excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Broadwater Elementary School. I am honored to have been selected to join the Helena School District, which is known for its dynamic educational experience. Over the past ten years, I have worked in a variety of school districts helping to shape my leadership style and prepare me for this amazing opportunity. I feel so fortunate to work in partnership with Mrs. Sweeney as I transition into the role of building leader.

Here is a little bit about me. I am a Montana native born into a family of educators! I was raised in the Bitterroot valley and graduated from Hamilton High School.  After high school, I attend the University of Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I spent the first eight years of my teaching career in Wyoming teaching fifth grade. During my time in Wyoming, I was fortunate to receive exceptional professional development and grow as an educator and leader. In 2013, I earned a National Board Certification as a middle childhood generalist. I then began working on my masters in Educational Leadership through the University of Wyoming. Over the course of graduate school, I continued to teach and had two babies! After graduating, we wanted to raise children close to family and move back to Montana. We moved to Bozeman and I got a job teaching third grade at Hawthorne Elementary! My son Bridger is four years old and my daughter Emerson is two years old. These two are the light of my life and help me be the best educator I can be every day. We are excited to be part of the Helena Community.

Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children.

I look forward to meeting you soon.


Laura Conwell


Attendance is important!


 Broadwater Elementary Handbook Revised

Stuff the Bus Information

Report cards:  This is just one way we share information with families, so please feel free to ask a teacher if you have any questions or concerns.  (We do not have an electronic version of the Kindergarten report card at this time.)

Report Card Grade 1 CCSS 2.0 18-19

Report Card Grade 2 CCSS 2.0 18-19

Report Card Grade 3 CCSS 2.0 18-19

Report Card Grade 4 CCSS 2.0 18-19

Report Card Grade 5 CCSS 2.0 18-19

Posted on March 29, 2020

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Posted on January 6, 2015

Keeping Kids Healthy

There are a number of things families can do to help keep their children healthy and in school:

  • Remind your children to frequently wash their hands; before they eat, after they have recess and after they use the bathroom.  Proper hand washing is the single most important behavior in preventing the transmission of many infectious diseases
  • Avoid close contact  with children and adults who are showing signs of illness
  • Check with your health care practitioner about immunizations for those diseases that can be prevented with vaccination ie: Influenza, Chicken Pox, Pertussis, etc.
  • Remind your student to cough into his elbow or shoulder

In addition, to help keep our school community healthy please keep your student home if:

  • S/He has a fever of 100 degrees or over
  • S/He appears ill and you suspect it may interfere with his ability to be an active learner ie: s/he is coughing repeatedly
  • S/He has nausea and vomiting, cramping or diarrhea

If you have questions or concerns about school health, please feel free to contact our school nurse.

Posted on January 6, 2015

Broadwater Temperature Guidelines

Above 10 degrees–no restrictions

10 degrees to zero–duration of recess may be limited and announced

zero or below zero–indoor recess

Wind chill factor is considered in determining outdoor recess.

Broadwater uses a weather station located at the school as the source of information used to determine temperature decisions at Broadwater School.