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District News

Opportunity for Students to be Featured in District Calendar

Attention All Highland Students: Would you like to be featured in the Highland Local Schools 2020-21 District Calendar Publication? Then here’s your chance!  Simply complete this brief essay contest explaining (in 100 words or less) WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ATTENDING THE HIGHLAND LOCAL SCHOOLS AND WHY? It can be a special teacher, class, activity, program, team sport, bus driver, cafeteria worker or other.

Final winners will be chosen by a District committee. Your picture, along with a portion of your essay will be featured in the publication, which is mailed out in early August to all Highland families. All finalists must have a photo release form signed by a parent/guardian in order to appear in the publication. Please send completed forms to Communications Office, Highland Local Schools, 3880 Ridge Rd., Medina, OH 44256 or return the form to your teacher. Contest Entry Form

Winter-Spring Courses through Highland Community Education

Winter blahs getting you down? Sign up for a class through Highland Community Education! Highland Community Education courses for Winter/Spring include several new and fun options! Students in grades K-5 can enroll in exciting classes featuring an Engineering Club, Mad Science and World of Design by Crayola. Also offered this season is Live, Love & Create Craft Club for students in grades 3-5, The Money Game for ages 10+ and don't forget about the ever-popular Hummingbirds Soccer and Young Rembrandt's Art courses. Students can also try their hand at Babysitting, Dining Etiquette, Fun-Damentals of Cooking and Little Hoops instructional basketball program. Adult classes are offered in Beekeeping, Beginning and Intermediate Guitar, Retirement Planning, Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss Control, Basic Therapeutic Massage and more. New this year is a Powerschool and Clever Seminar, as well as a Special Needs Resource Network class. Register today! Questions? Please email Mary Fran Kudla at mkudla@highlandschools.org or call 330-239-1901, ext. 5503. Winter-Spring 2020 Classes

Accepting Applications for Preschool Program

Highland Local School District is now accepting applications for typically-developing three, four and five year old children. The half-day preschool program is located at Granger Elementary School and runs Monday through Thursday. Cost is $140 per month. In order to register, your child must be three years old by August 1, 2020, and must use the bathroom independently. All completed applications must be received by February 21, 2020, to the Highland Special Education Department, 3880 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256. The screening will be held on Friday, April 3. Notifications will be made by phone. Please call 330-239-1901, ext. 1256 with any questions. Little Hornets Preschool Application

February Performances

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February Performance Flyer

Kindergarten Registration is March 4

If you have a child who will begin kindergarten this August, parents should mark their calendars for Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Registration will be held at each elementary school from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Highland’s program consists of an all day, every day model. In order to register, a child must be 5 years old by September 30, 2020 The following items are needed at the time of registration: personal identification with a picture I.D., proof of residency, the child’s original birth certificate or passport, child’s complete immunization records, and certified custody papers (if applicable). Please register your child through FINALFORMS on the website at https://highlandmedina-oh.finalforms.com/. You may bring printed/completed forms to help expedite the process at registration. Please note: FinalForms registration for 2020-21 does not open until February 2.