HHS families, Please use the link for our latest newsletter: https://www.smore.com/8zv5k Enjoy your spring break, HHS School Counselors
Reminder: PSAT/SAT exam is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th. See details below. Please view the following link for PSAT/SAT information for all grade levels: https://5il.co/6wan Thanks, Dr. Becker, HHS Principal
Dear HHS Families, Greetings from Highland High School. Today, the Highland Police Department, along with officers from neighboring communities, brought several K-9 dogs to HHS for a drug search that included classrooms, hallways, lockers, and parking lots. Thanks to parents, local law enforcement, students, and staff for working together to maintain a safe environment for our school and community. Educationally Yours, Dr. Chris Becker HHS Principal
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE for SEMESTER II- May 17, 20, 21. Make-up is May 22 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0rxceYmezfialp2clEyUGUwYnlJaHBUeXpLd2hKWXBwQjFN/view
Attention Senior Parents, Please see information below regarding end of year activities for the Class of 2019. SENIOR INFORMATION- The last day for Seniors is planned for Tuesday, May 7, and Senior Finals Exams take place May 8 and 9 for those not exempt. Please see the SENIOR informational letter and SENIOR PowerPoint for more details regarding end of year activities which include Honors Night, Baccalaureate, and Graduation. April 2019 Tues. Apr. 9 NO SCHOOL for Seniors-College & Career Day Tues., Apr. 16 Senior Grad Meeting @ Kennel 2nd Hour FTT-8:40-9:29 am Thurs., Apr. 25 Mock Crash 9:00-10:15 am (ALL STUDENTS) Sat., Apr. 27 PROM KC Hall 7:00-11:00 pm Sat., Apr. 27 Post PROM @ HHS Gym 11:30 pm-3:30 am May 2019 Wed., May 1 Jostens Cap & Gown Delivery 11:15-12:45 (all lunch periods) Wed., May 1 Bulldog Appreciation Awards Commons 7:00 pm Mon., May 6-Fri., May 17 AP Testing Tues., May 7 Seniors Last Day Wed., May 8 Senior Final Exams Thurs., May 9 Senior Final Exams Mon., May 13 HHS Awards Night-Commons 6:30 pm Wed., May 15 Baccalaureate @ St. Paul 7:00 pm Fri., May 17 Graduation practice - 9:00 am - 11:00 am Commons & Gym Sun., May 19 HHS Graduation – 2:00 pm Please view the following link for the Senior Letter and the Senior PowerPoint with additional information regarding seniors: https://5il.co/72r1 https://5il.co/72r2 Thank you, Dr. Chris Becker, HHS Principal
BND article on the Building Trades program! We are excited to have it back and also welcome back Bruce Diebert as our instructor. https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/article228481984.html
Board of Education lowers athletic and activity fees. Check out the Highland Newsleader article! https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/article228450584.html
Attention SOPHOMORE STUDENTS and PARENTS: Please see additional information about the 10th GRADE SAT on April 9th. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hMByFiVs4eUJmdnctPUbkprxz1q56g6wRJhsWDi7fK4/edit?usp=sharing
Attention JUNIORS and JUNIOR PARENTS- Please see some additional information regarding the upcoming SAT TEST on Tuesday, APRIL 9th. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dDASJ27HWnxqvzESf7yrEjb3zGn1jI5lhg-wsEH-XgE/edit?usp=sharing
Special Education: Life Skills Teaching Position- https://www.applitrack.com/highlandcusd5/OnlineApp/JobPostings/View.asp?AppliTrackJobId=593
Reminder: Freshman, Sophomore & Junior students don't forget to have your PSAT/SAT permission slips signed in the office by April 1st so that you can leave after your test is completed. You will not be able to leave school without a signed permission slip. Extra forms are on the information desk and in the office. See link below for info on testing for April 9. https://docs.google.com/a/highlandcusd5.org/document/d/1neA0-q7_LHQAnhdm2Kicw1LAGb7QOKx2WzyMQtK8Ea0/mobilebasic
Please view the following link for the March 2019 Parent Letter and Board Notes: https://5il.co/6zmq
HHS Families, Please click the link to see the latest School Counselor Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/9tzuy Have a great day, HHS School Counselors
An amazing Eagle Scout project! Check out the story. https://www.korteco.com/construction-industry-articles/students-eagle-scout-project-aids-peers-and-first-responders/?utm_content=87289212&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-98897041655
PSAT/SAT permission slips are due Monday, April 1, 2019, see link below for details about the test on April 9th. http://5il.co/6wib
Parents, Please see link below for information regarding the Illinois Science Assessment scheduled for April 26, 2019. http://5il.co/6wia
Student Council sponsors and officers heading to the KDSC Convention with a $400 donation for Got Your 6, an organization that provides therapy dogs free of cost to veterans and first responders. Students helped Student Council raise money for the donation by attending the Spring Fling dance on Friday, March 8th.
DESTRESS FEST is coming to HHS the last week of March. We'd love for everyone to have a shirt to wear. Use this link to purchase your T-shirt by Sunday, March 17th; shirts will be delivered to you at school. https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_got_your_6_support_dogs/shop/home
2019-2020: The first day of school for Highland will be Wednesday, Aug. 14, and the last day of school will be Thursday, May 28. https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/article227084999.html
Please have a conversation with your student about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes. Sometimes it’s hard to do, but we must try to attack this nationwide epidemic. https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/article226993384.html
Just a reminder Pieces of Highland fundraiser is going to be on March 23 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds will benefit the school district’s Fine Arts Dept. Come out and enjoy lots of great food, drinks and music by Buffalo Road.
The jv and freshman baseball practices have been cancelled due to weather conditions.
Girls soccer practice is cancelled for today 2/28 due to continued weather concerns.
Scholar Bowl match has been cancelled for 2/28
Due to the freezing drizzle and the timing of the current weather, Highland CUSD No. 5 will not be in session today, Thursday, February 28.
Boys Track and Field Preview https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/hnl-sports/article226805829.html
Please see the BND article related to last week’s PLC Assembly on mental health and wellness. Thanks to Mrs. Heidi Houchins for sharing her powerful story with students. https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/article226645474.html
Please view the following link to read the Highland High School Parent Letter and Board Notes for February: https://5il.co/6o09
Reminder- tonight 6pm Collinsville Area Vocational Center Parent meeting 6:30pm SWIC running start parent meeting Both at HHS
The HHS Phone issue should be resolved now!
HHS phones are down at this time. We hope to resolve this issue quickly. Please send absence information to this email: email@example.com
The boys track and field meet at Principia has been postponed to start at noon tomorrow. The bus will leave at 9:30am, not 6:30am.
HHS families: Please click the link for the latest School Counselor Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/y4nzx Have a great weekend, HHS School Counselors
This is a reminder that the 2018-19 Illinois 5Essentials Survey will close on Feb. 15, 2019. Please see the parent link to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ Thank you in advance for your participation.
Wrestlers Colton Brown and Devin Wills are State Bound! Way to go!
Information on 8th Grade Parent Night! We welcome the class of 2023! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0rxceYmezfiSDY5TlpQSHRySmNwQVozQnVJelFOSjM3WFpn/view?usp=sharing
Please view the following link to see the parent letter and board notes for January. https://5il.co/6cek
2019 “Love the Bus” Campaign https://nasdpts24.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2019-Love%20the%20Bus%20Assn%20Article.pdf All questions should be directed to the American School Bus Council firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our final band performer from ILMEA all state today in Peoria!
HHS students had an assembly today from Chestnut Coordinator, Mr. Ty Bechel, who presented on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Please talk at home about making positive choices. Data regarding Madison County is concerning. https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article224599680.html
HHS Varsity Takes 1st Place for the 5th Time Highland High School Varsity Cheerleaders, coached by Angie Fears, earned their fifth 1st place honor of the season at the Mater Dei ICCA Invitational on January 20. The fast paced, highly challenging routine was enough to earn top ratings over the other 4 medium varsity teams, despite a few bobbles. The team competes again on Saturday, January 26 at the IHSA Sectionals at Edwardsville, working to secure a spot at the IHSA Competition in Bloomington on February 1.
Congrats to the Dance Team who won their 7th straight Sectional Title today! Best of luck at State next week!!! ❤️💃🏻🖤
Updated Girls Tournament Bracket for Sunday! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B52lcR75KLemMWVqN0RHYkluakpfV1pCa0x4WWFHcWlocHY0/view
Both the Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball teams were defeated tonight. The Girls Basketball Tournament has been postponed to Sunday. A bracket will be posted to the HHS athletic website by 5pm on Saturday evening.
The Varsity Boys Basketball game vs. Edwardsville will be played in Jerseyville tonight at 7:30pm, not tomorrow.
In order to receive data from the 5Essentials Survey, HHS needs a minimum 20% response rate. We kindly ask that you take a few minutes to complete this anonymous survey. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ … The survey closes Feb. 15, 2019. Thank you!
All HHS sports and activities are cancelled for Friday and Saturday. This includes show choir practice, all games, sports practices, etc. Be safe and see you Monday!
Please see the athletics website for the updated bracket for the Highland Girls Basketball Tournament! https://sites.google.com/highlandcusd5.org/hhsathletics/home
The Boys Bowling Regional at Salem has been postponed to Monday, January 14, 2019 at 9am.
The Highland Girls Basketball Tournament games for Saturday, January 12, 2019 have been postponed. Please see the HHS Athletics website for an updated bracket. The bracket will be posted later today.
The JV/V Boys Basketball games vs. Columbia have been cancelled for Friday, January 11, 2019. A makeup date has not been confirmed at this time.
Reminder that the 5Essentials Parent Survey closes Feb. 15, 2019. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ Thank you for participating!
Our Winter Choir Concert is this evening at the Highland Elementary School at 7pm. Students should be there ready to rehearse at 5:30pm and the doors open to the audience at 6:30pm. Below is a link to the live stream of the concert. See you all tonight! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/highland-high-school-highland-il/evt4e02c44fef
Varsity Boys Basketball Highland 50 Ladue 34
Please see the link below for information on Final Exams-Dec 19,20, and 21. https://www.highlandcusd5.org/o/highland-high-school/page/final-exams
Happy Friday everyone! If you’re out and about this Saturday, the Highland FFA has just the thing you need to complete your Christmas decorations! They have worked putting together real Christmas wreaths as a fundraiser. The FINAL wreath sale will be held from 7am-12pm tomorrow. You can pick up one of these wreaths from Tru-Buy, Rural King, or Alhambra Maedge’s! Once they’re gone, they’re gone so come get one! They look absolutely beautiful
Please view the following link for November information from HHS. This note includes--info on Final Exams, the new district App and social media, the Veterans Day Assembly, and other HHS events and happenings. https://5il.co/5oyi
Please see the link below for information on Final Exams-Dec 19,20, and 21. https://www.highlandcusd5.org/o/highland-high-school/page/final-exams
From: Rene Barr Due to forecast, the FFA will not be walking in the Christmas Parade this evening. We will have toy drive flyers for members to distribute next week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
A quick preview of the Final Exam Schedule for Dec 19, 20, and 21. More details to come after Thanksgiving. https://drive.google.com/a/highlandcusd5.org/file/d/0B0rxceYmezfibEM0T1Bud1NHNG45T2F6UWlMeUdoMWE1eUE4/view?usp=drivesdk
Check out info on the Bulldog Grounds Coffee Shop with Mrs. Gayla Stirewalt. https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/article221379150.html
JCA 48-Bulldogs 21-7:36 remaining
JCA 35-Bulldogs 14- 7:55 left in 3rd
Some exciting new things are happening in the Highland FFA! The new tractor that was leased with grant money was delivered yesterday. Also, our plot sponsor sign is now up, with landscaping still to come. A special thank you to all of our sponsors that support the FFA plot! Also a huge thank you to Alumni member Shawn Hogg and Trouw Nutrition employees for helping the FFA members install it.
Check out the article on the Football Bulldogs https://www.bnd.com/latest-news/article221358400.html
I'm attaching the following photo to be included in The Pioneer Paper. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for supporting our High School. Front Row(L-R): Kate Marti-Foreign Language, Carlie Mettler-Vocational, Kate Feldmann-Science, Mae Riffel-Social Studies, BayLee Wetzel-Band, Madison Self- Art, Back Row (L-R): Hannah Kernan-Family & Consumer Science, Miranda Arnold-English, Trevor Zobrist-Business, Emilie Hoepker-Math, Tori Lynn-Chorus. Missing from the photo is Ryan Riggs-PE. Plaques donated by Dave's Trophies.
HHS will be taking a fan bus to the quarter final football game this Saturday, November 10 in Joliet. The cost is $20 per student, which includes the game ticket. Permission slips and money are due to the HHS office by 9:00 am Friday morning. Please view and download the following link for the permission slip: http://5il.co/5i1b
The Highland Bulldogs will play Joliet Catholic Academy next Saturday, November 10 at 5pm at Memorial Stadium in Joliet.
The first Bulldog Football playoff game is this evening at 5PM! If you can't make the game, catch LIVE on the NFHS network, brought by HHS’s own WDOG Media Group at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/highland-high-school-highland-il.
Tickets for tomorrow’s 5 PM football game will go on sale today from 11:15am until 12:45pm at HHS. Tickets are $5 for all attendees per the IHSA. 🖤🏈❤️🏈🖤🏈❤️🏈🖤🏈❤️🏈
It’s post season for the Bulldogs! The volleyball team will play in the Regional final Thursday at 6pm against Jersey at Jersey. Football will play at home against Rich Central on Saturday at 5pm. Tickers are $5. We will do a pre sale on Friday from 11:15-12:45. The gate will open at 3:45pm Saturday. The cross country team is headed to Decatur on Saturday. The girls run at 11:30am and the boys run at 12:15pm. Let’s go Dogs!
HHS Parents, Please click the link for our latest newsletter: https://www.smore.com/592hr Thanks, HHS School Counselors
Please view the following link and participate in the 5 essentials survey: http://5il.co/5d8n Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
ALL SCHOOL-PLC ASSEMBLY THURSDAY 10/25/18 from 9:15-10:15am in GYM-Olympian Walker:Debbi Sullivan
Jostens will be in the commons during all lunch periods today to collect orders for graduation announcements, cap & gown, and other graduation items. Please contact Jostens directly at 654-1001 for any questions or Cheryl Holtzclaw at 654-7131, Ext. 4102.
Back by popular demand, your Bulldog School Store! https://hglndhssprt2018.wswebstore.com/store Orders are due by November 15th and will be delivered to HHS before winter break.
If you ordered Pink gear for this weekends football game...it’s here! Pick it up this week in the HHS office! 💕🏈💕
The HHS phones are operational, again. Thanks, Dr. Becker, Principal
SLU COLLEGE FAIR : Sunday Oct 21st 1-4pm Simon Recreation Center
HHS Volleyball-Hard work and dedication pays off! All levels completed the regular season going undefeated in conference play! Varsity has now set the single season record for wins with their 31st win of the season tonight and is looking to continue adding to it this post season! Great job ladies! Go Bulldogs!! Record: 31-2
Next week we will be sponsoring a Red Ribbon Week to show our support in the fight against drugs! Participate for a chance to win some cool prizes! @HHSbulldogsIL