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Public Forum on School Safety, Security

Dear Highland Families,

School safety and security remain at the forefront for school districts and communities across the nation. The Highland School District continues to work with local law enforcement to review safety protocols and procedures, conduct safety drills for both staff and students, and conduct risk assessments of our facilities and students. We remain committed to a comprehensive approach to school safety.

HMS Wins Academic Challenge Tournament

Academic Challenge Team MembersCongratulations to the Highland Middle School Academic Challenge Team for winning the the Medina County ESC Middle School Tournament on March 10. This championship team was led by an enthusiastic group of 8th graders and supported by several 6th and 7th grader students at the tournament, as well as during practices. They competed against nine other area schools and will now move on to the Ohio Academic Competition Regional event in the Spring. The HMS team is led by advisor Wendy Shemo. Pictured in front from left are 8th graders Thomas Maroon, Drew Thomas, Isabelle George, Garrett Nolte and Surya Gogisetty. Middle row includes Ian Schuler (6th), Kelly Lewis (6th), Nick Houzenga (6th), Ben Houzenga (7th), Lukas Graber (6th), Oliver Sverko (6th) and Mya Scally (6th). In back are Mrs. Shemo, Mason Wright (7th), Laura Potak (6th), Nandini Pande (7th), Kavya Chada (6th), Liam Wright (6th) and William Sollenberger (7th). Missing are Peter Marinelli (8th) and Stephen Shemo (7th).

Students Dominate at 'Chemist' Challenge

Falconn Bach, Drew Thomas, Champion, Jason Yen and Grace LukensOn March 3, students from Highland Middle School, along with students from Summit County schools, competed in the “You Be the Chemist” Challenge at the DoubleTree Inn in Fairlawn. The “You Be the Chemist” Challenge is sponsored by the Chemical Education Foundation and supported by Akrochem, an Akron manufacturer and distributor of chemicals. Students took a qualifying exam based on questions about the scientific method and principles of chemistry in their science classes. The following students qualified and participated: Mason Wright, Eris Foutz, Eliza Ladd, Emily Dunn, Katilin Herman, Falconn Bach, Jon Wuchter, Jason Yen, Grace Lukens, Caden Klein, Drew Thomas, Peter Marinelli and Chelsea Campbell.

HMS Students Celebrate Pi Day

Pictured from left are Heather Brickman, Peter Marinelli and Caden Klein. Highland Middle School 8th grade math students participated in the annual Pi Day Memorization Contest on March 14. Students in Mrs. Anna Taylor's classes celebrated the day of a famous irrational number, pi, the quotient of a circle’s circumference and diameter. Students memorized as many digits as they could to compete for a real pie. Congratulations to the following students who won real pies for their outstanding effort: Peter Marinelli with 273 digits memorized; Heather Brickman with 221 digits; and Caden Klein with 128 digits. Pictured from left are Heather Brickman, Peter Marinelli and Caden Klein.