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Superintendent's Message

Photo of Superintendent Catherine Aukerman

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!
Welcome to the Highland School District! We are excited to embark on another year of learning and growing. We are especially excited that our parents and community supported a bond issue (November 2017) to build three new elementary schools and renovate Highland Middle School, as well as an operating renewal levy (May 2018). Thank you!

This past year, our teachers, administrative team, construction managers and architects have been working diligently on plans, land acquisition and designs for the new buildings. We engaged in Educational Visioning Sessions with staff and community members, developed a Program of Requirements for the new schools, purchased land on Wilbur Road to be the site of the new Granger Elementary School and visited and toured new school facilities in Strongsville, Lyndhurst and New Albany to better understand modern-day school design concepts.

Our Board of Education continues to consider additional land acquisitions for Hinckley and Sharon building sites and our building project team will continue to work during the 2018-19 school year on fine-tuning our educational planning, school designs, conducting additional site visits and finalizing a construction time line. 

Our new elementary facilities will meet the constantly evolving needs of teaching and learning in the 21st century. We believe that the design and physical structure of a school shape the development occurring within its walls, and it is our mission to continue to inspire students, facilitate innovative learning and prepare our students for a successful future. Our new buildings will be safe and secure, timeless and inspiring to students, educators and community members alike. 

We will keep you informed of any updates through our e-newsletters, website and Facebook page. As always, please check our website for the most current information.

Have a great school year!

Thank you,
Catherine Aukerman
Superintendent of Schools

Catherine Aukerman, Superintendent: aukerman@highlandschools.org
Sue Liszniansky, Executive Secretary: sliszniansky@highlandschools.org