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Choir Boosters to Present ‘Matilda’

The Highland Choir Boosters will present “Matilda,” directed and produced by music teacher Emily Miller, on November 21, 22, 23 at 7 p.m., and a special matinee performance on at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's “Matilda The Musical” is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. All performances will be held in the Highland High School Auditorium. To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/35347?fbclid=IwAR1y9uTfyypgUQv0OaeqjD0R5c20-e8MlrYOHwX_6PHhDs5FWF_jOvJnUsc

Shashmaqam to Perform at HHS on 10/26

ShashmaqamShashmaqam, a New York-based ensemble recognized in their native Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan for their extraordinary musical talent, will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at Highland High School. This concert is offered through the Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) 2019-20 World Tour of Music. Shashmaqam’s music reflects Central Asia’s ethnic eclecticism: Uzbek, Tadjik, Afghan and Azerbaijani songs and melodies brought together in a lively program that is at once exotic and accessible to Western listeners. Advanced tickets are $12. Book online or by calling 330-722-25411. Tickets are also available at Medina and Wadsworth Buehler’s stores. Tickets are $15 at the door, cash or check only.

Tickets on Sale for Annual Highland Foundation Dinner

The Highland Foundation cordially invites you to attend its 15th Annual Great Gifts Dinner from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, at Weymouth Country Club. This year’s theme is “A Night at the Gallery: Education on Exhibit.”

Online ticket registration is now open! Cost is $100 per person. Guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions with spectacular gifts, as well as a dessert auction featuring many local talented bakers and pastry chefs. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

All proceeds benefit The Foundation and its mission to enhance, enrich and supplement learning opportunities for Highland students, staff and community. Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please download the SPONSOR FORM for more information and available options. Thank you for your support!  www.highlandfoundation.org

Fall Classes Offered through Highland Community Education

Highland Community Education courses for Fall 2019 include several new and fun options! Enroll now in our exciting after school and adult classes! It's a great way to explore new skills and develop new friendships! Download the full course brochure and registration form HERE. Register today! Questions? Call Mary Fran Kudla at 330-239-1901, ext. 5503.

4 Named Commended Scholars

 Lilia Colbrunn, Evan Buck, Ressa Gasser and Erin KellerCongratulations to Highland High School seniors Evan Buck, son of Dan and Sherri Buck of Sharon Township; Lilia Colbrunn, daughter of Robb and Joni Colbrunn of Hinckley Township; Ressa Gasser, daughter of Chris and Dr. Angela Gasser of Sharon Township; and Erin Keller, daughter of Dave and Gerri Keller of Sharon Township, who are among the 34,000 students to be named Commended Scholars in the 65th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They can become candidates for special scholarships provided by corporate and business sponsors.

Highland Receives A; Ranks #26 in State!

On Thursday, September 12, The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released the 2019 Ohio School Report Cards for districts and schools, showing how each performed during the 2018-19 school year.

Highland’s Results:

  • Our district earned an overall A grade!
  • Only 31 of 608 school districts in the State of Ohio earned an overall A grade.
  • Based upon the levels of student achievement demonstrated, Highland ranks #26 of 608 school districts, based on the Performance Index calculation.



The Highland Local School District is committed to the highest academic and behavioral expectations. Our mission is to guarantee that each learner reaches his/her potential, by providing, in partnership with the community, a quality, progressive, educational program in a safe and dynamic life-long learning environment.