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Highland Band Tag Day is 9/29

Tag Day is the largest annual fundraiser for the Pride of Highland Marching Band program. This program benefits the marching band and concert band at Highland High School and the instrumental music program for students starting in 5th grade. Members of the band – in uniform – will canvass households in the Highland School District on Saturday, September 29 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to solicit financial support. Funds raised support the music program expenses, including the purchase of marching band uniforms (each uniform costs approximately $600), new instruments, and support personnel. Donations are tax deductible. Any donor giving $25 or more is recognized as a patron in all band concert programs. Residents not at home will be “tagged” and receive an envelope to send in a donation, payable to Highland Band Boosters, PO BOX 30, Hinckley, 44233, or you can give online through the DONATE button at www.highlandschools.org/Content/32.

Update on New Building Project

It is hard to believe that another school year is coming to a close. It has been a great year of learning and growing at the Highland Schools!

We are especially excited that our parents and community supported a bond issue to build three new elementary schools and renovate Highland Middle School, as well as an operating renewal levy. Thank you!

Since January, our teachers, administrative team, construction managers and architects have been working diligently on plans, possible land acquisition and designs for the new buildings. See timeline below.

  • January 2018:
    • GPD Group leads Educational Visioning Sessions for staff and community members
    • Superintendent & Curriculum Director attend “Future of Learning” seminar on January 18, sponsored by KnowledgeWorks
    • Board looks into possible land acquisitions for new building sites
Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser is 9/22

Considering buying a new mattress? Save up to 50% on retail prices and get an additional $50 discount on delivery when you support the Highland Speech and Debate Team during their 10th Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 in the Highland High School Cafeteria. There will be 20+ sets on display and a team of experts on hand to answer any questions. The company’s line of beds span from economical to the high-demand luxury lines including gel-infused memory foam, latex and even lifestyle adjustable beds. All sizes available! Financing, layaway and delivery available! Download the attached flyers for more details and coupon offers!
Highland Staff/Family Discount   
Community Heroes Discount

Purchase Home Football Tickets Online

Fans can purchase Reserved Seats and General Admission tickets for individual home football games at Ticketracker.com. Go to: https://www.ticketracker.com/store/events/1548. Select the game you want to attend, and the tickets you want to purchase. General Admission tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students 12 and under. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Reserved Seats are $15. Print the ticket at home, bring it to the game and avoid the lines! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for general ticket sales. Cost is the same as stated above. 

Highland High School is Ranked Among BEST!

US News LogoHighland High School is ranked among the top 50 schools in the state by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News evaluated more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide. 

In Ohio, Highland ranked an impressive 43, earning a Silver Medal!  

Board Approves Land Purchase for New Hinckley, Sharon Elementary Schools

The Highland Board of Education approved the purchase of two land parcels at the June 25 regular meeting -- one for the new Hinckley Elementary School and the other for the new Sharon Elementary School. Both properties are located on Ridge Road.

The board approved spending $800,000 for the vacant Hinckley property (21.7 acres), located approximately one-half mile north of Route 303; and $645,519 for the Sharon property (48 acres), located approximately one mile south of Sharon Circle (the former Western Reserve Golf Course).

Game Day Parking Procedures/Considerations

In an effort to increase safety and traffic flow patterns at home football games, please be aware of the following parking and drop-off/pick-up procedures.

  • The upper lot at the High School will be used for handicapped parking and those with football parking passes displayed on their dash or rear-view mirror. All other cars will be parked at the South Lot (south of the HS), North Lot (north of the HS), Middle School or Granger Elementary. Lot attendants and law enforcement will direct traffic.
  • Parents who are dropping off their children (Middle School students and older, please), are to use either the North or the South Lot to drop off and pick up their children. No drop-off / pick up will be permitted in the upper lot of the High School.
  • Carpooling is recommended! SEE MAP
Highland Pride Boulder Fundraiser!

Show your school pride by purchasing a Highland boulder, featuring the official Highland Hornet or H logo! Boulders come in 3 sizes and make a great showpiece for your home or business. Plus they make a great gift for any occasion! Order yours today! Exclusively designed by Boulder Designs by J Cline ~ owned and operated by a Highland family!

Download ORDER FORM for complete details.

You can also place your order from 5-7 p.m. at the Highland Athletic Booster’s Annual Pig Roast on Friday, September 7 at the Highland Stadium prior to the Highland Home Opener (boulders will be on display). Following the Pig Roast, boulders will be on display at the Board of Education Office. Orders will be accepted through October 5. Proceeds benefit the Highland Pride Committee. 

2018 Fall Classes Offered Through HCE

Highland Community Education courses for Fall 2018 include several new and fun options! Enroll now in our exciting classes including MMA Fun-Fitness Boot Camp, Family Fairy Garden, Children's Dining Etiquette and Manners, Guitar Song Writing, Beekeeping 101, Therapeutic Massage, Smoking Cessation, Introduction to Voiceover and more. Students can choose from our after-school classes such as Yoga, Mad Science, Engineering Club and Young Rembrandts. Course brochure will be mailed to homes during the first week of September. Register today! Questions? Call Mary Fran Kudla at 330-239-1901, ext. 5503. 
Fall Course Catalog

'Oktoberfest' Event is 10/11

Join The Highland Foundation for “Oktoberfest” ~ the 4th Annual Parent’s Night Out on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. at The Blue Heron Brewery, located at 3227 Blue Heron Trace in Medina. This event supports The Highland Foundation’s 14th Annual Great Gifts Dinner Auction. Minimum $20 admission or like-valued donation. Light appetizers and one drink ticket included. No RSVP required! Download Flyer