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Highland Alumni Art Show

The Highland Alumni Art Show will be held at the Highland Branch of the Medina County Library from August 19-26. Alumni, there is still time to enter your art in the show! Drop off your art from 1-4 p.m. on August 18-19. An Opening Reception is planned for 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 19. Following the show, alumni are invited to stop by Johnny Malloy's in Medina beginning at 6 p.m. to enjoy some social time together! All classes are welcome!

Phone System Update: 8/10

Dear Highland Families, on Thursday, August 10, we will be updating our district phone system. This switch will mean that incoming/outgoing calls may be not operational for portions of the day. We expect the switch to be completed by late tomorrow afternoon. If you need to reach one of our schools, please feel free to use our website and email one of our secretaries. We appreciate your patience as we roll over to the new system. Thank you!

Important Information on Bussing for 1st Day of School

Postcards regarding school bus route information, including pick-up time and bus number have been mailed. Please be aware that bus transportation on the first day of school for Highland Middle School students and Highland freshman may be running EARLY since only grades 1-9 will attend classes on August 23. Please have your student at the scheduled bus stop approximately 15 minutes early on this day. Buses will most likely be running as scheduled on August 24, which is the full first day for ALL students in grades K-12. If you have any questions, please email the Transportation Department at transportation@highlandschools.org.

Golf Scramble is August 6

Support the Highland Girls & Boys Basketball Programs by signing up to play in the 10th Annual Golf Scramble at Bunker Hill Golf Course in Medina. Cost is $100 per golfer. Sponsorships are also available. Please download the forms for more details.
Player Registration
Sponsorship Opportunities 

Back-To-School Info for Elementary Students

New Student Orientation: New student orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 15 at 9:30 a.m. for students in grades 1-5. This orientation is specifically for families who have moved to the district and will have a student attending Granger, Hinckley or Sharon elementary for the first time. Kindergarten students have their own orientation on the first day of school. We look forward to meeting and welcoming our new families! 

Open House: Elementary school Open House will be Monday, August 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet their teachers and see their new classrooms before school begins.

Kindergarten Orientation: Students attending kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year will have their own orientation on the first day of school, August 23. Students with a last name beginning with A-L will report, with a parent, from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Students with a last name beginning with M-Z will report, with a parent, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Kindergarten students DO NOT attend the new to district student orientation set for August 15. 

Annual HAB Pig Roast is 9/1

HAB Pig Roast Flyer

2017-18 District Calendar Publication

We are proud to present the 2017-18 calendar, featuring the 2016-17 annual report. This year, we take a special look at our district's facilities over the years. A lot has changed from our district's beginnings. From our first graduating class in 1953 to today's "Hornet Nation" of 280 graduates in 2017, we have much to be proud of ~ past, present and future. DISTRICT CALENDAR & ANNUAL REPORT

HHS Climbs Ranks in 'Top High Schools' Listing

Best High Schools LogoHighland High School has again been named one of America’s Top High Schools 2017 by U.S. News & World Report and was awarded a Silver Medal. The rankings include data on more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.

Highland High School is now ranked 45th out of 384 Ohio schools and 1,148 nationally, climbing from the 2016 rankings of 48th and 1,212 respectively. Within Northeast Ohio, Highland ranks 13th. A four-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first three steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using their performance on the math and reading parts of their state proficiency tests and graduation rates as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first three steps, a fourth step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work. Highland High School boasts a graduation rate of 96 percent and a college readiness score of 41.1.

Try-outs for MS/HS Boys Golf

The Highland Boys Middle School Golf Team will begin try-outs starting at 9 a.m. (please arrive by 8:30 a.m.) on Monday, July 31st at Skyland Golf Course on Route 303. Try-outs will consist of 9 holes of golf, so please plan on picking your child up by 11:30 a.m. at the golf course. This opportunity is for all middle school boys entering the 7th or 8th grades for the 2017-18 school year.  There will be three days of try-outs all starting at 9 a.m. In an effort to ensure enough tee times, please RSVP to Coach Andrew Dutt at adutt@highlandschools.org if interested.  

Try-outs for Highland High School boys will be held at Pine Hills Golf Course on West 130th Street. Try-outs begin at 6:50 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1. All Interested players should plan to be at the course no later than 6:30 a.m.  Try-outs will also be held on August 2 and August 3 at Pine Hills.

Questions? Please reach out to Coach Dutt at adutt@highlandschools.org.  

Tickets and Season Passes for Football Games

Highland Club – Reserved seating for football games through fall of 2019. Seat assignments remain the same. No action required by pass holders.

Booster Gold Club Pass – $250. Up to 6 family passes (general admission) for all home contests, excluding playoff or tournament games. Current Booster Gold Club members can renew their passes for 2017-18 as well (keep pass from last year). Download Booster Membership form at www.highlandhornets.net, “Boosters”

Football Reserved Seat Pass - $100.  Current Reserved Seat Holders will be able to renew their seats on-line via Ticket Tracker from July 17-31. https://www.ticketracker.com/customer/login?renewal=y

  • Unsold Reserved Seats will be available to purchase on-line via Ticket Tracker from Aug. 1–9.  $100/seat.
  • Unsold seats will be tagged for sale on Aug. 11 and Aug. 17 during home football scrimmages. $100/seat

Student Passes  for HS students can be purchased in the Athletic Office beginning Aug. 14. $50. Good for all home contests, excluding playoff or tournament game

2017 Highland Youth Athletic Summer Camps

2017 Highland Athletic Summer Camps have been announced! All dates and times are listed in the attached program, as well as instructions on how to register. 2017 Athletic Summer Camps

Alumni Scholarship Available to 2016 Highland Grad

Highland Athletic Boosters awards two $500 scholarships each fall; one to a male alumni and one to a female alumni who graduated from Highland the prior calendar year. The athlete must have played at least one sanctioned NCAA/NAIA varsity sport during their freshman year at college. The application letter should document the number of sport seasons participated in at Highland (at least one season) and should demonstrate any financial need. Submission deadline is September 1, 2017.  Application  letter may be sent to: Dr. John Deuber, AD, Highland High School, 4150 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256; or via email at jdeuber@highlandschools.org.


Public Notice

Notice is given under Ohio Revised Code Section 3309.345 that Mary Fran Kudla is retiring under the School Employees Retirement System and seeking employment with the Highland Local School District Board of Education thereafter as Community Education Director, a position she held prior to retirement. A public meeting on the issue of reemploying Mrs. Kudla will occur at 7 p.m. on August 21, 2017 at the Highland High School Media Center.