On Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30pm, HeLa will be hosting a screening of HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in the commons!

We believe that it is important for our staff and students to be able to understand and articulate the story of Henrietta and her family as well as the reasons why this story is significant to the world. While the film does not show the entire story, it is fairly in-line with Rebecca Skloot’s bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, as it shows the journey of Skloot and Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah, as they find more information on the cells and the Lacks family history. Physical posters will be displayed this week, but please forward this email to friends (in an out of the district) and family you would like to invite to this free screening.

The required permission slip is attached. I will also have hard copies for students available at the front office starting Wednesday.

SENIOR ADS due Dec 20

Senior ADS are a great way for families to recognize their Senior!

Space can be purchased in this year’s HeLa Yearbook to commemorate the hard work your son or daughter has put into the last four years.

YOU submit the order form, photos, and information, and WE design an ad for you!

For more examples, see here and here.

You can purchase full, half, quarter, or and eight of a page.

The order form is available here.


Did you, or can you take pictures of the forest fire currently devastating the Columbia Gorge?
Yearbook and Leadership class want to publish your images!

Please submit any photos of the smoke, ash, flames or scenery that you’ve photographed as a result of this historic event.

We want to document this for Yearbook, the website, and use images in a social media and poster awareness campaign.

Please submit all images to this Flickr Group or this Google Drive folder!