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Sep. 1, 2021
The Highland Local School District is pleased to welcome the Highland community to a special open house to view its new elementary buildings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 25. Granger Elementary School, located at 1724 Wilbur Road, Medina Hinckley Elementary School, located at 1157 Ridge Road, Hinckley Sharon Elementary School, located at 6216 Ridge Road, Wadsworth Each building features flexible and collaborative learning spaces, state-of-the-art technology, expanded areas for school programs, and bright and colorful interiors throughout. Please stop by to take a tour!
Aug. 12, 2021
After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, Highland Community Education is now returning to offer several exciting classes this Fall. Back by popular demand are the in-person elementary after school classes including Young Rembrandts Art, Madscience, Brixology and Crayola Arts Academy. A new virtual Spanish class for students in K-6, which includes the entire family, is also on the course list! Hummingbirds Soccer will again be offered and high school students have the opportunity to enroll in ACT/SAT Test Preparation classes in the evenings or during the school day. Adults can sign up for Beekeeping, CPR, Retirement Planning, Virtual Voiceover and Stop Smoking/Weight Loss seminars. Evening classes are not restricted to Highland community residents only. Download the detailed brochure and registration form HERE. For questions, enrollment or more information, contact Mary Fran Kudla, HCE Director, at 330-239-1901, ext. 5503, or at mkudla@highlandschools.org.
Aug. 25, 2021
For those families interested in a virtual learning option for the 2021-22 school year, the Highland School District is partnering with the Educational Service Center of Medina County. The Medina County ESC will be the service provider for all Medina County schools and will offer a synchronous and interactive classroom experience for students in grades 1-8. Students will have the opportunity to continue online learning while remaining a Highland student. Interested families should contact Jacinda Yonker at 330-723-6393, ext. 135 or at jyonker@medinaesc.org.
Aug. 25, 2021
August 25, 2021 Dear Families, As previously communicated, the Highland Local School District has established COVID-19 safety protocols for the 2021-22 school year. These protocols were developed to maintain the health and safety of our school community, facilitate timely contact tracing and prevent transmission of COVID-19. We ask all parents to review this important information so you are aware of the protocols and procedures that will be used when we begin the new school year.
Aug. 17, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending free meals to all students through the 2021-22 school year. All Highland students are eligible for this free program and do not need to do anything to qualify. Free breakfast options are also available at the middle school and high school buildings. The Highland Food Service Department will also offer the option to purchase Ala Carte items and additional entrée items at each school building. To purchase Ala Carte items or additional entrée items, parents may send in a check/cash with the student and include his/her name and grade on the outside of the envelope. Parents may also deposit money into the child's lunch account via PaySchools Central. To qualify for school fee waivers, if applicable, please complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application on FinalForms. For additional questions, contact the Food Service Department at 330-239-1901, ext. 5513.
Aug. 5, 2021
Beth Hall has joined the Highland Local School District as Assistant Principal at Sharon Elementary School, effective August 1. The Board of Education welcomed Mrs. Hall during their June 28 regular meeting. In this newly created position due to the increased enrollment at Sharon Elementary, Mrs. Hall will work alongside a dynamic staff, led by Principal Katie Kowza. Mrs. Hall has nearly 15 years’ experience in education and administration, including her most recent role as principal at Midview West Elementary School. Previously she served at Midview High School and Lee Eaton Elementary School (Nordonia Hills City School District) each for two years as assistant principal. Mrs. Hall, who began her career as a social studies teacher at Nordonia Middle School, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Bowling Green University. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Education, Principal Certificates (elementary and middle) and Superintendent’s License all from the University of Akron.
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