The annual FFA Staff Appreciation Breakfast was held last week. This year was a little different due to COVID and carry out options were offered instead of a sit down meal. Students wore masks and maintained safety protocols while serving staff. Thanks to our awesome FFA students and FFA sponsors Mrs. Barr, Mrs. Geiger, and Mr. Lamp for an amazing meal.
Congratulations to our bowling team who won on all levels against Civic Memorial. High game was shot by Cole Korte - 246.
Congratulations to the girls and boys bowling team who defeated Metro East Lutheran. High girls game shot by Carissa Merkle - 269. High boys game shot by Steven Reinacher - 278.
Girls varsity bowling wins and boys varsity bowling ties with Jerseyville. High girls game shot by Sage Thole with a 202. 🖤🎳❤️
Boys and girls varsity bowling win over Jerseyville. High boys game 266 by Steven Reinacher. Boys high series by Hunter Hediger with 625. High girls game by Carissa Merkle shooting 224. Well done! 🖤🎳❤️
The varsity boys basketball team defeated Civic Memorial 35-32. The varsity girls basketball team fell to Civic Memoral 27-41. Both teams are back in action on Monday versus Mascoutah. We will recognize our senior band and color guard members before the game on Monday.
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity and JV bowling team on their win over Mascoutah. High girls game - Tiffany Hediger - 243 and High girls series - Carissa Merkle - 655.
PSA! All home basketball games are streamed on the NFHS Network. Sign up for a free account and follow Highland High School. Boys away games can be viewed on the Bulldog Radio Facebook page. Girls away games can be viewed on the Highland Lady Bulldog Basketball Facebook page.
Hello HHS Families, -We look forward to seeing students back at school on Thursday, February 18 with a BLACK DAY: Hours 3,4,5,8 -Please note a PLC day is scheduled for Thursday and students may leave at 11:22 AM or stay to work on homework, get extra help, or receive tutoring. Buses run at regular time at 12:35 PM and lunches will be available. -The Blood Drive has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 4th. Mr. Vance will share updates later this month. -Please be safe traveling to school tomorrow and leave a few minutes if needed in case roads are still slick.
Our basketball games vs Triad are ON for tonight! The girls games will be streamed live on the NFHS network. The boys game will be on Facebook live. Follow Bulldog Radio for the feed. Let’s go Dogs! ❤️🏀🖤
Due to weather, all practices are cancelled today, Monday, February 15. This includes boys and girls basketball, football, baseball, dance, bowling, and show choir.
The February 13th dance contest can be found at: https://www.idta.org/ The broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. The broadcast is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. You can find the link on the IDTA website's Home Page. Let's go Dogs!
HHS Families, Please see the HHS Parent Newsletter for February 2021. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y7KOFU6IqrTmEjkw_VMwG6CApVjQQ15d/view?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/135jGgrufFOXkedNgyvlA7q1A0bzARuNAMAXdKT-kxJU/edit?usp=sharing
Game change alert - both the boys and girls basketball games vs. Triad will be moved from Tuesday, February 16 to Wednesday, February 17. This change is due to a lack of available officials. Times and locations will remain the same.
Congratulations to our bowlers who competed against Alton this afternoon! Girls Varsity won 39-1. Boys JV won 7-0. Boys Varsity tied 20-20. Well done! ❤️🎳🖤
It's game day for our Boys Basketball program! Watch tonight by going to Bulldog Radio online! The freshmen start at 4:30, and we expect the live feed to start by 5pm. JV and Varsity will be streamed for free on Facebook Live. Let's Go Dogs! https://bulldogradiohighland.com/
Please see the posting for a PE Teacher at Highland High School for 2021-2022! https://www.applitrack.com/highlandcusd5/OnlineApp/JobPostings/View.asp?AppliTrackJobId=725
It's basketball season...do you need gear??? If so, get your basketball gear today! The store closes on Monday, February 15! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/bulldogsbb
We are honored to announce that Highland High School counselor, Mrs. Amber Spaeth, has been nominated for the College Board Counselor Recognition Program. This year, the College Board recognized more than 400 school counselors nominated by colleagues for their work in their school and community. A full list of those counselors can be found at https://counselors.collegeboard.org/pdf/2021-crp-recipients.pdf. Amber continually works hard to support our students, faculty, and our school with College Board tasks such as SAT, PSAT, NMSQT, and AP testing, National Merit Scholars, and AP Classroom. She also prepares and organizes testing schedules and accommodations sessions for various exams. Congratulations Mrs. Spaeth on your accomplishment!
Our boys basketball team will head to Roxana for their first game of the season on Tuesday, February 9. The freshman start at 4:30pm. No visiting fans allowed. The game will be televised on the NFHS Network and it will be announced live on Bulldog Radio. Good luck!
Students in the STEP program are back at work in the Bulldog Grounds Coffee Shop under the direction of Mrs.Stirewalt and Mrs. Huelsmann. Although we are not serving drinks just yet, students can purchase snacks to eat safety at another time or masks if needed. Students clean their hands, wear face coverings, and social distance while they wait. Associate Principal Houchins pays a visit as well to see the operation. These students are amazing - both our customers and our workers.
It is an honor to announce that Highland High School Choir Teacher, Mr. Andrew Gibb-Clark, has been recognized as part of the Yamaha 40 Under 40 in music education list for 2021. Andy was selected from more than 450 educators nominated from across the country. Yamaha is featuring and honoring all the 40 Under 40 educators for the positive impact they have on their students, school, district, and wider musical community. Please see the links and article below for more details regarding the award. https://yamahaeducatorsuite.com/40-under-40/2021/gibb-clark-andrew https://www.yamahaeducatorsuite.com/40-under-40
A big thanks to the Pampered Chef community within the Highland School District for supporting our teachers and staff today with an amazing gift. Thanks for thinking of us! A special thank you to organizers Jenny Fulton, Wendi Munguia, Jen Beadle, Heather Kunz, and all those who donated from across the community. We are honored to work with your students and appreciate the support.
As we continue to make changes to our athletic schedules, family’s have access to them in real time going to our website. Please be patient as we continue to make adjustments. https://sites.google.com/highlandcusd5.org/hhsathletics/home?authuser=0 Here is a preview of football!
Congratulations to Abbey Mortland for receiving a 1st place finish for her solo at the IDTA regionals on January 30. Abbey has qualified for the state competition on March 13.
There are only 24 hours left to get your Bulldog gear! Order today! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/bulldogs21
Please see the Channel 11 KPLR news story and video on HHS Business Teacher Mrs. Michele Heinz. She was nominated by a parent and received the award this week. Congratulations! https://fox2now.com/news/kplr/tools-for-teachers/weber-chevrolet-tools-for-teachers-6/
Athletics are back! Make sure you are ready for game day by getting your gear today! Our school store closes on February 1. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/bulldogs21
Thursday, January 28 is a PLC Day at HHS and students may leave school at 11:22 am after 5th hour or stay for study hall or tutoring. Students who stay can use the Commons or Library to complete missing work or study if needed. Buses will run at the normal 12:35 pm dismissal time. https://docs.google.com/document/d/16E6ISN9wyEoDMM5r61W6eJ86Jf5UtXFz_OhEZ-NuAmc/edit?usp=sharing
Are you in need of some Bulldog gear? Order yours today! Our store closes February 1. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/bulldogs21
Register for the Virtual Big Futures College Fair today! https://click.e.collegeboard.org/?qs=8dfef3b388cf6f6f4a71f15c7f1b5b1d1e5f848679008db6be85588a9156fa477f84494010b3a675389a3ae0353811be907d3ad12b8ed661
Our ISAC Rep is hosting a Statewide FAFSA (Financial Aid) workshop Jan. 12th at 6pm- registration info can be found in HHS Class of 2021 Google Classroom.
Congratulations to our choir students who made it into All-State this year! All-State Choir: Alyssa Cooksey, Madi Crawford, Justin Galligos Honors All-State Choir: Julia Graham, Isaac Rieke, Daniel Williams Future Music Educators: Reyna Boergerhoff
Adjusted red/black calendar for January & February, 2021. Notice date of 12/17/20 in left-hand corner of each calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gde1GvCZZPe7gO72KrZs7-I4ACfvPUbW/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Lu0pPicEq0dTvZa41Mc5Du6wtkE2Bvzo/view?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/16E6ISN9wyEoDMM5r61W6eJ86Jf5UtXFz_OhEZ-NuAmc/edit?usp=sharing
Semester 2 schedules will be available on PowerSchool Fri. Dec. 18th. On the PowerSchool App students will need to select the term Quarter 3. On a desktop they will see their courses mixed in with the current schedules so S1 grades are still viewable.
HHS Families, Please see the MID-December Newsletter with information regarding the PLC on Dec 17 and optional Final Exams set for Dec 21 and Dec 22. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MI_hYJnQBwRLgHCu_9BpQziMHowc7ApifT2DIR9LcsM/edit?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-ClDCkQebZtZFFUEcQxTUiTp3UYKTj0u/view?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MI_hYJnQBwRLgHCu_9BpQziMHowc7ApifT2DIR9LcsM/edit?usp=sharing
One of our students, Paul, was waiting in the office before heading home today. While waiting, he was able to follow along on Google Meets with his Geometry teacher, Mr. Joel Hawkins, who was teaching in-person and live-streaming to remote learners. Pretty fantastic. Hawkins, who starting teaching at Highland in 1985, probably never dreamed he would instruct this way. In ‘85, he was likely using an overhead projector and chalk. Our teachers and students continue to adapt during the pandemic in many ways and we are so proud of them. Although it’s not been perfect during the pandemic and we continue to face challenges, our teachers, students, school, and community continue to step up.
Students in Mrs. Beyer’s World History class learn about the Corinth Canal and other geographical features. Do you know where the Corinth Canal is located?
HHS Families, Please see the December Newsletter with information regarding upcoming PLCs and Teacher In-Services, Madrigals, and optional Final Exams set for Dec 21 and Dec 22. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yj18c-sMi9W5x6qWNq2aDsmKEf-ZaaSS/view?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mTIzHUPgYFeZMo5xJaK07PDvVhDtF0ThEDS7Yd-iyzY/edit?usp=sharing
Juniors- Don't forget we start registration meetings Monday November 30th. Information can be found on google classroom. Use code: lpqojct to join HHS Class of 2022.
To access this week's update from Highland CUSD No. 5, please use the following link: https://5il.co/n90j
Juniors- You will be getting a packet of senior class options & a note with your appointment time to meet with your School Counselor for Senior Pre-Registration. If you are quarantined or a remote learner your meeting will be virtual. Meetings will take place the week after Thanksgiving. Check Class of 2022 Google Classroom for info.
To access this week's update from Highland CUSD No. 5, please use the following link: https://5il.co/n261
Veterans Day Assembly Please see the link below for the Highland High School Virtual Veterans Day Assembly. Special thanks goes out to Chris Durbin, Josh Case, and Joel Hawkins for creating the amazing film in a short amount of time. They worked very hard to put it together and we hope you enjoy the production. It truly captures what serving our country is all about. Finally, thanks to all of our distinguished veterans who have proudly served our great nation to keep us free. We appreciate your service and honor you today and every day. https://youtu.be/A6YwaJ2oeIE
HHS Families, There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, November 11 as we honor those who have served on Veterans Day. Thursday, November 12 is a PLC Day at HHS and students have the option to leave school after 5th Hour at 11:22 am or they can stay for study hall or tutoring. Students who stay can wait for their bus and lunch at 12:35 pm while social distancing if needed. See the link below for details for additional PLC days on Thursday, Dec 3, and Thursday, Dec 17. Semester II PLC days will be provided in a few weeks. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sWH_nn3QJN7cq2rBPPCQMVQrUh7jtDw3yoZEx-djvXA/edit
Please use the following link to access this week's update from Highland CUSD No. 5: https://5il.co/mtl6
Get ready for Lady Bulldogs Basketball by grabbing your gear! The team store is open until November 16. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/XUwtEcaoNF
Virtual College Fair November 8th- See flyers below for registration info. For more info and to register check out: www.virtualcollegefairs.org
Are you already thinking about dinner already? Well, we have a solution! Head over to Sonic in Highland between 4pm and 8pm. 20% of all profits will support our HHS Band!
Congrats to the Girls Cross Country team who finished 5th in the IHSA Sectional. This finish earned the team a trip to State! For the boys, Easton Rosen qualified for State. Even though we do not have a State race this year, these athletes have accomplished amazing results!
Highland Athletics would like to congratulate Claire Korte, Senior, for being named 1st Team All Area for Girls Golf by the Metro East Coaches Association. Congratulations!
Here’s a message from bulldog nation to our cross country teams! 🐾 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kQKW_mHoxDODxz-K8dLbWqHns7hPTUAL/view?usp=sharing
VIP Shirt orders have been extended! The store will close at the end of day on Sunday, November 1. Please use this link to order. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their VIP shirts every Thursday. Thanks!! https://aa-sportswear.com/vip_shirts_hcusd5_2020/shop/home
Please see the link to the HHS Fall Band Concert recording: https://youtu.be/G3_54YuZNdY The video is set to premiere at 7pm tonight and will be available to rewatch at the same link after the initial showing. The kids worked incredibly hard and we're very proud!
🐾SPIRIT WEEK🐾 Happy [early] Halloween!!! Let’s see those costumes! While we are required to wear face masks for COVID-19, we ask that you leave your full-face Halloween masks and any [lookalike] weapons at home! Make sure that all costumes are school appropriate. We look forward to seeing all of your costumes and celebrating with you! 👻🧟♂️🧜🏽♂️🧞♂️🧚🏻♂️🧛🏻🦹🏼🦸🏻♀️👩🏽🎤🧙🏼♂️
Seniors!! Please watch this quick video regarding information on how to order your Bulldog Pack and other 2021 Graduation Items!! https://view.vidreach.io/q/CJ2TBrHq
🐾SPIRIT WEEK🐾 We’re happy that many professional sports have come back since March, but we’re still missing a lot of Bulldog sports! It’s time to dust the cobwebs off of those jerseys or break out a shirt of your favorite sports team for jersey day!! Don’t forget👻 each day you dress up, there’s an opportunity to get prizes!
Please be aware we've been made aware of an ACT scam asking parents for credit card numbers for test prep. Make sure that before committing to any service, you have vetted the company to be legit. Please contact the HHS Counseling Department if you need SAT or ACT Test Prep information. https://sites.google.com/highlandcusd5.org/hhs-school-counselors/counselor-info
Thank you for your patience in waiting an extra week for the fall concert! Here it is! Highland High Schools 2020 Fall Choir Concert! https://youtu.be/NLKHFGSgdRM
🐾SPIRIT WEEK🐾 💚💜🧡🖤 ARE YOU READY FOR THE CLASS COLOR WAR? 🖤🧡💜💚 Which class is the greatest class at HHS? Wear your Halloween class color tomorrow to show off and find out!!! We want to see you go ALL OUT in your class color tomorrow! Who will be the most decked out in their class color? We can’t wait to see! 💚Freshmen - Green 💜Sophomores - Purple 🧡Juniors - Orange 🖤Seniors - Black
Don't forget to sign up and participate in virtual college visits during Homeroom. Click the link to find out more and sign up. https://sites.google.com/highlandcusd5.org/hhs-school-counselors/collegecareer/virtual-visits-sign-up
To view the Highland CUSD No. 5 board meeting tonight at 6 p.m., please use the following link: https://youtu.be/9_66CdSAowY
🐾SPIRIT WEEK🐾 BULLDOGS! Are you ready for our spirit week 8 months in the making?! StuCo cannot wait to see everyone dressed up this week!!! After a long weekend off, we’re kicking it off easy with pajama day! Each day you dress up, there’s an opportunity to get prizes! So go all out in your footie pajamas, robe, and slippers, and we’ll see you bright and early to kick off Halloween week! 🎃
Congratulations to Mascoutah on winning the boys cross country regional today. Highland boys also qualified for sectionals as a team! Way to go guys! https://www.enduranceracetiming.com/live/2020/ihsahhs/
The Girls Cross Country Regional is in the books. It came down to a tiebreaker for first place between Highland and Mascoutah. Congratulations to Mascoutah on your win today. https://www.enduranceracetiming.com/live/2020/ihsahhs/
If you didn’t catch tonight’s performance of The Little Mermaid, you have one more chance tomorrow night at 6:30 pm. This is one show you do NOT want to miss. Every detail was fantastic from the voices and acting to the costumes to the choreography to the innovative way of sharing this show with the community. Congratulations to the cast, crew, production team, and director on a wonderful opening night. Break a leg tomorrow! 🧜🏼♀️🐠🦀💜
Please join us this weekend at 4 diamonds (Across from Highland Elementary) in Highland, IL for Highland High School's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid! The show will be screened on the fields as a drive-in movie. All cars must enter and exit on Lindenthal from Poplar Street. Tickets will be sold based on the number of people in your vehicle, $8 for adults and $5 for students, and are available at the event. There will be some pre-packaged concessions available for purchase. During the show, we ask that audience members remain in their cars in order to follow IDPH guidelines on gatherings and social distancing. If you must leave your car to use one of the portable restrooms, please make sure to wear your mask and maintain social distancing. Below is a link to a news story on the show that was aired on KMOV St. Louis, watch for a sneak peek at what's to come! See you there! https://www.kmov.com/news/metro-east-high-school-to-perform-musical-as-a-drive-in-experience/article_a7242974-1279-11eb-b97c-f7f245445123.html
While we have the next few days off for parent teacher conferences, it’s the perfect time to gather your outfits for StuCo’s dress up week next week! •Monday - Pajama Day •Tuesday - Twin / Trio Day •Wednesday - Halloween Class Color War (Freshmen = Green; Sophomores = Purple; Juniors = Orange; Seniors = Black) •Thursday - Jersey Day •Friday - Halloween Costumes Student Council can’t wait to see everyone dressed up next week! There will be prizes awarded each day for winners! 🎃👻
Class of 2022- Juniors: You will be meeting with your School Counselor next week. Please preview the powerpoint and complete the interest inventory before your meeting. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hAoFT_f93sVNcr9nhmDumeGs9ZKS-TUUyA4M1KjT0O4/present
Final Exam Information Preview: Dec 21 & 22 We hope that you are doing well and students are off to a good start for Quarter II. The semester is going by fast and the end of the term will be here before you know it. In order to better prepare students for what lies ahead, we are providing some information regarding Final Exams for Semester I. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, HHS has made adjustments to Final Exams to support students and staff. Additional exam details will be provided later in the term by faculty and staff. Please see the link below for details on Semester I Final Exams: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EqzKg0Bb7NXRtW5S5xGJwBkWvqrJ7x5gS55epD-L8do/edit If you have any questions, please contact us, and thanks for your continued support of our students, staff, and school community.
Highland High School is pleased to announce that Spencer Powers, Lauren Wernle, Jada Hediger, Karlie Hooten, Tony Wise, Brennan Auston, and Sydney Basler have passed their ServSafe Manager’s Exam in Culinary Occupations class. Please see the following link for details. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qZMFPu7n3w3F5EIR4yVbrKJPQOxVCaJf/view?usp=sharing
Highland High School’s upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid” was featured on KMOV St Louis last night! Come out and see the show this Friday and Saturday at 6:30pm! https://www.kmov.com/news/metro-east-high-school-l-to-perform-musical-as-a-drive-in-experience/article_a7242974-1279-11eb-b97c-f7f245445123.html?fbclid=IwAR0WIwYhxkqyoSShym_5mIbHHUSgXSYTv-ANznA8n6K0XWbmYw9OMVI8rJ0
Seniors struggling with setting up your Parchment account to send your transcript? Use this link to learn how: https://www.canva.com/design/DAELDc4tvso/V3BuqDccYqyq_5-bfs9x4A/view?utm_content=DAELDc4tvso&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink
VIP - Very Important Principles T-Shirts on sale now! Help support the VIP Program of Highland Community Schools by purchasing a “VIP” shirt! The design is printed on the front of one of the shirt choices listed on the back of this page in a gray heather color. Students, teachers and district staff are encouraged to wear these shirts EVERY THURSDAY. We are able to get these shirts from a local business at a very reasonable cost to you. PLEASE ORDER ONLINE THIS YEAR! https://aa-sportswear.com/vip_shirts_hcusd5_2020/shop/home
Attention HHS Families: Highland CUSD #5 has made a concerted effort to improve network connectivity for students by adding WiFi in school parking lots. WiFi is up and running at Alhambra (East Lot), Grantfork (South Lot) and Highland Middle School (South Lot). Students can log onto the WiFi network using: Network: HSD Guest Password: K9-Kennel Once connected, students will need to use their school Google account credentials to sign in to the network. Users are reminded that all network AUP policies still apply when students login from these areas.
HHS Families, Please see the following link for information on required School Physicals, Health Records, and Immunizations. If you have a 9th grader, 12th grader, or a student who is new to the Highland CUSD#5 District, and have received a letter from the district office that you have not turned in the required health documents, your child will not be permitted to attend in-person schooling beginning Thursday, October 15, 2020, per ISBE guidelines. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M-YU1eU1q1jKnIx40QuK3xG-I74sodvQCMRMojrCjsc/edit?ts=5f870ee7
It’s MVC Cross Country day! Good luck to our girls and boys as they compete in Mascoutah today! ❤️🖤
Highland High School is pleased to announce that seniors Abigail Bowers, Grace Meyer, Jon Saathoff, and Madelyn Walker have been selected for the College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program. Please see the link below for details https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bRjU6m6hCgaxDObQaVM-8NxSPPBmmERZ/view?usp=sharing
HHS, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Deryl Cunningham needs our support! Please see the link below for more information on how you can help. https://www.gofundme.com/f/deryl-cunningham?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
Best of luck to our Varsity Boys Golf Team (Evan Sutton, Jaxton Black, Jake Brauns, Reid Koishor, Bryce Knackstedt, and Dominick Emig) who compete at the Sectional Golf Tournament today in Centralia.
This year the yearbook staff would like to include senior tributes! Purchasing a senior tribute ensures that your senior has a unique, customized space in this year’s book, making them stand out. To create your tribute online, go to www.jostensadservice.com All of the proceeds from the tributes go directly to the yearbook program in order to help us provide an awesome and affordable yearbook for all students! The yearbook staff appreciates your support. While online, if you haven’t done so yet, you can also order this year’s yearbook! We can’t wait to share this year’s book with everyone!
Congratulations to Mr. Steve Konokpa, HHS Social Worker, who was recently honored as a Centerstone 2020 Community Champion. Check out the document for details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13feWg30jr3NNjytdSlkmQsCoduZRr6zUGyWkvOu-K4U/edit#heading=h.6ufcscn7uohq
Dear HHS Families, Please see the reminders below for upcoming events regarding a PLC Day on Oct. 8, No School Oct. 9 and 12, and the SAT/PSAT Test Oct. 14. Additionally, HHS Admin and HHS Department Chairs are reviewing Final Exam protocols due to COVID-19 and will provide an updated policy in the coming weeks. PLC DAY -Thurs., Oct. 8: PLC DAY release at 11:22 am -Students can stay for Study Hall/Tutoring as buses & lunch run at the regular time of 12:35pm -https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sWH_nn3QJN7cq2rBPPCQMVQrUh7jtDw3yoZEx-djvXA/edit End of Quarter Info -Thurs., Oct. 8: Quarter 1 ends -Fri., Oct. 9 and Mon., Oct 12: No School -Tues., Oct 13: Quarter 2 Begins SAT/PSAT INFO -Wed., Oct. 14: SAT for Seniors & PSAT for Juniors who signed up -Wed., Oct. 14: Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors not testing have a Non-Attendance College and Career Day -https://docs.google.com/document/d/154ofd50hcpHVt5KGB0Q52wBKSfyD0YrPU_aUs77LeX4/edit
Best of luck to our Boys Golf Team (Evan Sutton, Jaxton Black, Jake Brauns, Reid Koishor, Bryce Knackstedt, and Dominick Emig) as they compete in the IHSA Regional Golf Tournament today at the Orchard!
Register now for The NCAA Eligibility Center webinar on Navigating Initial Eligibility during COVID-19. This webinar will be on Saturday, October 10th. https://pub.s1.exacttarget.com/g2tyldsstp2?j=83427975&sfmc_sub=924899376&l=7822357_HTML&u=726478527&mid=10892399&jb=6
Boys basketball will be cancelling open gyms and practice for the next two weeks. We are scheduled to resume on October 19. The parent meeting for Wednesday, October 7 is also cancelled.
The weather held off at Alhambra today to allow for a beautiful day of racing. Congratulations to the Highland Girls and the Mascoutah Boys on your team win today. Click here for full results. https://www.enduranceracetiming.com/live/2020/ai/
To access this week's update from Highland CUSD No. 5, please click the following link: https://5il.co/lr1k
October and November red/black calendar have been updated. See link below for details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vXOpyUp38L6ySpcpoJ_nGg5OClpa6cLolMTcMQA6DKo/edit?usp=sharing
Check out our latest School Counselor Update for info about the FAFSA, Virtual College Fairs and more: https://www.smore.com/js9d3
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 22 and 23, 2020. Please see link below for more details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sZc5qOOTquCQTIYIzMPvrxlZbouBIzvW-7U9buUs2-s/edit?usp=sharing
Our girls tennis team has finished the week strong! They had a 9-0 win tonight against CM, a 7-2 win over Mascoutah on Tuesday, and 5-1 victory against Roxana on Monday night. The JV team finished 2nd in the MVC JV Tournament! Congratulations ladies! 🖤🎾❤️
Results from the boys varsity golf match at the Highland Country Club par 36. Highland 160 and Breese Central 175. Evan Sutton was match medalist with a 36. Also scoring for Highland were Jaxton Black 39, Dominick Emig 42, Jake Brauns 43, and Bryce Knackstedt 43. Well done!
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital recently donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine to Highland High School. An AED is a portable device that can send an electric shock to restore normal heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest. The machine will be located on the second floor near the library. An AED was also donated to the school in 2017 and is located near the scoreboard between multiple sports fields at the high school.
Results from the boys varsity golf match at the Acorns par 36. Highland 163, Waterloo 167, and Triad 188. Scoring for Highland were match medalist Jake Brauns 37, Evan Sutton 40, and Dominick Emig and Bryce Knackstedt with 43's.
Here are the MVC Girls Golf Tournament Results from Belk Park: Triad 1st - 351 Waterloo 2nd - 369 Highland 3rd - 374 Mascoutah 3rd - 374 Civic Memorial 5th - 384 Jerseyville 6th - 385 Claire Korte - 89 (Metalist) Kalei Gould - 95 (Metalist) Raeghan Henrichs - 95 (Metalist) Maddie Noeltner - 95 (Metalist) Brooke Hunsche - 98 Lilly Barker - 99 Congratulations ladies!
Results from the boys varsity golf match at Highland Country Club par 36. Highland 162 to Jersey 185. Scoring for Highland were co-match medalists Evan Sutton and Dominick Emig with a pair of 39s, Reid Koishor 41, and Jake Brauns 43. Way to go guys!
Dear HHS Students & Families, A quick reminder that Thursday, October 8th is the end of the 1st Quarter. Please see the attached schedules for details. Quarter 2 begins on Tuesday, October 13th. Additionally, please encourage your student, whether in-person or remote, to continue to complete all work and assignments before the quarter ends next week. Quarter 1 is 40% of the semester grade. If your student has missing assignments or 0s listed in PowerSchool, please check with your student on what they need to do to get assignments turned in for credit. Unfortunately, certain missing homework and assignments may be overdue to the point that no credit will be awarded this late in the quarter. You can check your student's grades in PowerSchool for more details https://ps.highlandcusd5.org/public/. Finally, students have an 8th Hour Homeroom where they are able to complete homework, study, and get extra help from teachers if needed. Please encourage them to use this time to get work done. Thanks for your continued support!
Cross country results -The Varsity Girls won the Freeburg Invite. Liv Heinzmann was race champ. Tarryn Keeney was the JV race champ. Neither girl had won a cross country meet before. Way to go ladies! 🖤❤️🖤❤️
Be aware of next week’s Traffic Alert: CSX Transportation will be repairing the railroad crossing surfaces at Poplar St., Zschokke Street, and Hemlock Street beginning September 28 through October 1. The crossings will be closed during the repairs. Please use alternate routes to access other crossings at Walnut Street, Sycamore Street, or Veterans Honor Parkway until the construction is completed.
Information from last night's Financial Aid/ FAFSA presentation has been added to the financial aid section of our website. Check it out here: https://sites.google.com/highlandcusd5.org/hhs-school-counselors/financial-aid
HHS MAKE UP PICTURE DATES: Wed., Oct. 21 Student & Staff Make-Up Picture Day @ Kennel 7:00am-10:00am Thurs., Oct. 22 REMOTE LEARNERS Make-up Pictures- at Voegele Studio by Appointment. Please see the Voegele website for details at https://voegelestudio.com or contact 618-654-7291
Financial Aid Webinar Tonight- 6pm to join: https://illinois.webex.com/webappng/sites/illinois/meeting/download/abf6366cc3624ab8ae83e07cbb54e545?siteurl=illinois&MTID=m6876720a8372fb30d8653af12ce6e6f3
Today is the last day to get your bulldog spirit wear! Get your gear! https://hhssw2020.wswebstore.com/store
Dear HHS Families, Highland High School is pleased to announce that seniors Abigail Bowers, Grace Meyer, Jon Saathoff, and Madelyn Walker have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Please see the link below for details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hl-1QkYeRMBfFex0C0zWr7Bpfb4lmTm3sHZZtjGCBgU/edit
Our School Store has been extended! It will be available until Wednesday at midnight! Don’t delay! Get your gear today! https://hhssw2020.wswebstore.com/
University of Missouri (Mizzou) will be hosting a virtual visit on Monday Sept. 28 during homeroom. Sign up at: https://forms.gle/YNRu9GvDTD4b7HzdA
The Varsity Boys Golf team took 4th out of 16 teams today in the O’Fallon Invitational. Evan Sutton finished tied for 3rd with 76.
Good Afternoon Highland CUSD 5 Families, It has been a school year like no other. We have been in session 5 full weeks and are nearing the end of Quarter 1 which concludes Thursday, October 8. The end of the quarter opens the option for families to change their student's learning environment from Remote to In-Person or from In-Person to Remote for Quarter 2. We ask that only parents wishing to change do so in the form linked below. Please understand this selection will be in effect from Tuesday, October 13 through Tuesday, December 22. We understood the many uncertainties and difficult decisions families were managing at the beginning of the year, and we were as responsive as possible to requests for changes during Quarter 1. However, those changes created many difficulties. During Quarter 2, building administrators will only consider learning environment change requests under extenuating circumstances. This form must be completed by a parent or guardian by September 25, 2020, at 4:00 PM for each student requesting a change. For families wishing to CHANGE their current learning environment, please click the following link: https://forms.gle/Gkvft9qKGz5ck9eT6
HHS Families, Please see the link below regarding our next scheduled PLC on Thursday, September 24th during 8th Hour Homeroom. Students are able to leave school at 11:22 am after 5th hour or they can stay for study hall or tutoring. Students can wait for their bus and lunch at 12:35 pm while social distancing if needed. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sWH_nn3QJN7cq2rBPPCQMVQrUh7jtDw3yoZEx-djvXA/edit
Want to learn more about a specific college? Utilize our Virtual College Visits during homeroom. Check our website for upcoming events and to sign up. https://sites.google.com/highlandcusd5.org/hhs-school-counselors/collegecareer/virtual-visits-sign-up
Class of 2021 Families: The FAFSA is a new state graduation requirement. Please join us for a webinar on how to complete this as well as how to get scholarship money for your students. https://illinois.webex.com/webappng/sites/illinois/meeting/download/abf6366cc3624ab8ae83e07cbb54e545?siteurl=illinois&MTID=m6876720a8372fb30d8653af12ce6e6f3
Eastern Illinois University is hosting a Virtual Visit on Thursday Sept. 24th during Homeroom. To join register here: https://forms.gle/joNzkvQj6GkaLhvB6
I have spirit, yes I do! I have spirit wear, how about you? Our school store is only open a few more days! Get your gear today! https://hhssw2020.wswebstore.com
JV Boys Golf finished second with a 154 behind Alton 152 but beat Belleville West 157. Logan Oestringer and Easton Belford shot 37 followed by Mason Emig (39) and Abe Hawkins (41).
HHS Families, Please see the following health and medical reminders from HHS School Nurse, Natalie Propst regarding required school physicals and immunizations. The deadline for all required health information is Thursday, October 15, 2020. Students who do not have the required information will be excluded from school per ISBE and the State of Illinois. Both In-Person and Remote Learners are required to submit health documents. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KmiOBW8_w2ieT-6t7WlrqE9-uNEJogi5Sk5_bl-CgPg/edit?ts=5f60e0bd
McKendree is hosting a Virtual Visit on Tuesday Sept. 22nd during Homeroom. Please sign up at https://forms.gle/9YDGWuqpoWZyWWZ27
Dear HHS Parents & Guardians, If you have a student out on quarantine related to COVID-19, please be sure that the student does not return to school until the letter of release from the Madison County Health Department is received by HHS office staff or Nurse, Natalie Propst. Email release letters to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. A student can also bring the letter to the HHS Office upon arrival to school. Thanks for your help in this matter and please contact us with any questions or concerns at 618-654-7131.
Results from the boys varsity golf match at Cardinal Creek par 36. Highland 155 to Belleville East 173. Scoring for Highland were match medalist Evan Sutton 35, Jaxton Black 39, Bryce Knackstedt 40, amd Jake Brauns 41. Congratulations fellas! 🖤⛳️❤️
Congratulations to the girls tennis team who defeated Waterloo 9-0 today! Way to go ladies! 🖤🎾❤️
HHS Families, Please see the link below for important information on the SAT/PSAT Test on Wednesday, October 14th. All seniors will test and juniors who signed up for the PSAT. Freshman, Soph, and Juniors who are not testing will have a non-school attendance day for College and Career planning. Please see the letter for more details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/154ofd50hcpHVt5KGB0Q52wBKSfyD0YrPU_aUs77LeX4/edit?usp=sharing
Join us for a Virtual Parent Night- Learn about Financial Aid, FAFSA and Scholarships presented by the HHS School Counselors & ISAC. To join the webinar: https://illinois.webex.com/webappng/sites/illinois/meeting/download/abf6366cc3624ab8ae83e07cbb54e545?siteurl=illinois&MTID=m6876720a8372fb30d8653af12ce6e6f3
IACAC Virtual College Fair starts today- check out the schedule of sessions and register online at https://www.iacac.org/virtual-college-exploration/students/?eid=5f45683b95940c6d70036820
The first month of school has been quite the adventure. So many highs, some lows, and everything in between. It’s been really hard sometimes-no playbook and no roadmap. But through it all, we’re so proud of what we’ve accomplished and we will continue to do the best we can for our students. We will fight through adversity and rise above to prepare them for their future. Whether you’re a student learning in-person, on full remote learning, or you’re currently on quarantine, we’re proud of you. We’re very thankful for an amazing faculty and staff who continue to focus on teaching and learning to do what’s best for students. They’re putting their heart and soul into teaching and it’s not easy during a pandemic. So much about teaching has changed since COVID-19 arrived and sometimes we’re learning as we go. It’s hard. Our faculty and staff continue to plan and prepare to engage our students, clean our school and campus, and create a positive school culture for everyone. They care about what they do and continue to find ways to make things work. Our parents and community have been behind us as well, we feel it, and we appreciate it. We can’t do it without your support. It’s truly been a team effort to accomplish what we have since school began on August 17. We know it’s not been perfect and there’s more work to do, but our community should be proud of what we’ve done. Thank you to our students, our faculty and staff, and our community. Whatever happens moving forward, we will continue to do the best we can with the resources we have for everyone. Thanks for your continued patience, support, and understanding. We’ve got this. #BulldogStrong
It's time to get your Bulldog Spirit Wear! Our store will be open until September 20. Get your gear today! https://hhssw2020.wswebstore.com
SWIC will be hosting a Virtual Visit on Friday September 18th during Homeroom. Learn more about their programs and get your questions answered. Sign up to attend at https://forms.gle/3cmbYH3wswzWF8wK6
Our boys and girls golf team combined efforts to take 2nd place at the Co-Ed Challenge with an even par - 284. Claire Korte and Evan Sutton took 3rd with a 5 under 66, and Lily Barker and Bryce Knackstedt took 6th with a 67. Great job! ❤️⛳️🖤
Boys soccer is cancelled today - Thursday, September 10.
SIUE Is offering some virtual FAFSA- Financial aid nights on Sept. 21st, Sept 22nd and Sept 24th. Check out the flyer on our website under Parent Nights and College Fairs to register https://www.highlandcusd5.org/o/highland-high-school/page/counseling-department--18
SIUE will host a virtual college visit during Homeroom on Monday Sept. 14th. Students can attend in person at HHS or virtually from home. Sign up at https://forms.gle/Jo2SoVvowGfvMmVD9
Millikin will be hosting a Virtual College Visit on Wed. Sept. 16th during homeroom. If interested in learning more about their University and program sign up at https://forms.gle/KSQJegR6wVbdTDEUA
Congratulations to the Girls Tennis Team who defeated Alton tonight 9-0! Way to go girls! 🖤🎾❤️
Girls tennis defeated Greenville 9-0 tonight. Congratulations ladies! 🖤🎾❤️
JV Boys Golf vs Edwardsville is cancelled today.
HHS Families, Please see the following message regarding a PLC scheduled 8th Hour on Thursday, September 10th. Students are able to leave school at 11:22 am after 5th hour or they can stay for study hall and wait for their bus/unch while social distancing. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wRlfpX5N2wHZFGN_2g_glCsKVHWHyr9j/view?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sWH_nn3QJN7cq2rBPPCQMVQrUh7jtDw3yoZEx-djvXA/edit?usp=sharing
NACAC Virtual College Fair is Sunday Sept. 13th- Check out this quick video to learn more about navigating a virtual college fair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZHtpVHLKok&feature=youtu.be
SIUE Is offering some virtual FAFSA- Financial aid nights on Sept. 21st, Sept 22nd and Sept 24th. Check out the flyer on our website under Parent Nights and College Fairs to register https://www.highlandcusd5.org/o/highland-high-school/page/counseling-department--18
Happy Labor Day! Thanks to our amazing Highland CUSD 5 personnel who are dedicated to our students, our schools, and our community. Thank you teachers, faculty and staff, secretaries, cafeteria workers, custodians, our facilities team, bus drivers, SRO, counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, directors, administrators, librarians, coaches, and support staff for making a difference.
Girls varisty tennis won their first match 6-3 vs Althoff and lost to O’Fallon 2-7 in the consolation final. JV tennis won 9-0 vs Metro East Lutheran to win their back draw final. 🖤🎾❤️
Results from the Triad 2-Man at Oakbrook. We tied for 1st with Mascoutah with a 212. Evan Sutton and Jake Brauns finished 2nd with a 67. Also scoring were Bryce Knackstedt and Dominick Emig with a 71, and Jaxton Black and Connor Reinarman with 74.
Results from the boys varsity golf match at Highland Country Club par 36. Highland 156, O'Fallon 171, and Triad 175. Scoring for Highland were match co-medalists Evan Sutton and Jaxton Black with 37's, Jake Brauns 38, and Dominick Emig 44.
Boys Varsity Golf results from The Legacy par 36. Highland 158, Triad 163, Granite City 183. Scoring for Highland were match medalist Evan Sutton 36, Dominick Emig 40, Jake Brauns 41, and Jaxton Black 42. Great job guys!
Virtual College Visit with Eastern Illinois University will be Thursday Sept. 10th during Homeroom. Any student wanting more information about EIU needs to complete the sign up form in the google classroom for your graduation year. Questions see your School Counselor.
HHS Families, Please see the following important message from Highland High School. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nXxYlp-NjDTAeuvVLw7z4joKZL6CN-D4FEMdmQR6LbM/edit?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PBoxtaH3oH54L1HLZ4I8JBP1-_BPKurO/view?usp=sharing
The College and Career Planning Parent Night previously scheduled for tonight has been canceled. We are hoping to share some updates soon. Thank you for understanding.
Girls tennis practice has been cancelled for today.
Please see the September School Counseling Newsletter https://www.smore.com/at70p for updates regarding sending transcripts, ASVAB testing, Virtual College Fairs and more.
Boys Varsity Golf results from The Acorns par 36. Highland 158, Waterloo 167, Mascoutah 173. Scoring for Highland were match medalist Evan Sutton 37, Jaxton Black 39, Bryce Knackstedt 40, and Jake Brauns 42.
Our first of 5 home cross country meets is officially in the books. Thank you volunteers and participants! It was a beautiful day. Highland finished first as a team in Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls and JV Boys. https://www.enduranceracetiming.com/live/2020/bulldog/
Congratulations Sam Buck...who’s ready to watch some football? https://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/football/2020-preseason-all-metro-football/collection_de2cbc7a-e70d-11ea-b783-a700a5c9f4d8.html#1
Ms Jones’ class takes a break out side to get some time without the mask. Our students, teachers and staff have done a great job wearing their masks and keeping social distance.
Anyone interested in being a tutor please complete this google form: https://forms.gle/3XzxEzcTpMm2yB737 by Friday Sept. 11th. We are looking for upper level students who want to help their peers and earn a little extra cash. You will have to work out times and fees yourself.
JV Boys Golf finished second in a triangular match with Triad and Jerseyville. Easton Belford was low for Highland with a 45. Jerseyville- 180 Highland- 186 Triad- 203
Football fans, Sam Buck is hungry to get back on the field and he is one to watch this spring. Keep working hard big guy! https://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/football/super-30/no-1-de-smets-johnson-the-latest-local-to-pledge-to-ohio-state/article_381df366-e759-11ea-958a-1ff139d6970b.html#utm_source=stltoday.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templates%2Fhigh-school-sports&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=13cb414fec9edd75bcc71292463185aafa127af7
HHS Class of 2021 Families, Now is the time to start thinking about and planning your future. Please click the link for our Senior Presentation. Your School Counselors are available in person or virtually to help you. See the link below for more details. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xKgiKca216QgugGm_p4F0-oYPiK6RzRzSngbUgcZN4Q/present?slide=id.p Be sure to encourage your senior to check their HHS Class of 2021 Google Classroom for additional resources and reminders. Take care, HHS School Counselors
Varsity Boys Golf results from the Legacy par 36. Highland 149, Granite City 179, Triad 180. Match medalist Evan Sutton 34. Also scoring for us were DJ Emig 38, Jaxton Black 38, Jake Brauns 39. Congratulations! 🖤⛳️❤️
The Highland CUSD No. 5 Board of Education will have a scheduled board meeting on August 24 at 6:00 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions on meetings, we will once again live stream the meeting. If you wish to access the live stream, here is the link: https://youtu.be/NMH8tXZ_TlA
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Golf team who won the Madison County Golf Championship tonight. Evan Sutton was the match medalist. Congratulations fellas! 🖤⛳️❤️
Just a reminder: class shirts are on sale until August 31. Order now!! Stores will close on August 31st and shirts will be delivered to school in September. Click the link for your class below to your order now! •Freshmen• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_freshmen_2024 •Sophomores• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_sophomores_2023 •Juniors• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_juniors_2022 •Seniors• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_seniors_2021
HHS Families, Please see a copy of the Class Meetings slides that were presented to in-person and remote learners on Tuesday by HHS Admin. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aKVRCy_0jvaI_yb5oqd8GsaPOZdHXBER/view?usp=sharing
Good Evening HHS Families and Staff, Please see the following message important message from Highland High School. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yTsk07MHrJ-MxpVSzO3QxPL4dCpYDAYwe1hJENQyClI/edit?usp=sharing
Please see the quick shout out from PAC Team members at HHS. We can't wait to see you on Monday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxvW_PS7QS8&feature=youtu.be Here are other links from last week- HHS OPEN HOUSE VIDEO-https://youtu.be/ywbKgMa8sa8 HHS VIRTUAL TOUR-https://poly.google.com/view/d5OE7IC7-6R HHS BACK to SCHOOL Letter https://docs.google.com/document/d/18aoxwIEda4S8IUkmZlVD9vRVBemdDegYwaHfZyJ_ES4/edit
HHS Families, Please see the following links for the HHS OPEN HOUSE, HHS VIRTUAL TOUR, and BACK TO SCHOOL letter. Parents should also receive information from individual teachers regarding courses. We are excited to see everyone on Monday, August 17th either in-person or remotely. Have a great school year! HHS OPEN HOUSE VIDEO-https://youtu.be/ywbKgMa8sa8 HHS VIRTUAL TOUR-https://poly.google.com/view/d5OE7IC7-6R HHS BACK to SCHOOL Letter https://docs.google.com/document/d/18aoxwIEda4S8IUkmZlVD9vRVBemdDegYwaHfZyJ_ES4/edit
All remote learners can pick up their textbooks and supplies at the back door of the Kennel in the bus lane from 1-3 today as well as 1-3 tomorrow.
Schedule changes are only for students who have successfully completed a course or have a hole in their schedule. You must complete this form by Tuesday Aug 18th and then your school counselor will contact you. https://forms.gle/CaLJCWvTitRJx99J9 Walk in schedule changes are NOT allowed this year.
Don’t forget that class shirts are now on sale! Stores will close on August 31st and shirts will be delivered to school in September. Click the link for your class below to your order now! •Freshmen• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_freshmen_2024 •Sophomores• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_sophomores_2023 •Juniors• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_juniors_2022 •Seniors• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_seniors_2021
HHS Families, Please click the link below for Back to School information. Remember that changes are always possible and officlas will share updates when available. https://docs.google.com/document/d/18aoxwIEda4S8IUkmZlVD9vRVBemdDegYwaHfZyJ_ES4/edit?usp=sharing
📣🐾ATTENTION ALL HHS STUDENTS! 🐾📣 Class shirts are now on sale!! Please click the link for your class to order your class shirt from the online store. The online stores will close on August 31st and shirts will be delivered to school in September. •Freshmen• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_freshmen_2024 •Sophomores• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_sophomores_2023 •Juniors• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_juniors_2022 •Seniors• https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_seniors_2021
Good afternoon, All students electing in-person learning must have a parent sign the Self-Certification Form to hand in on or before the first day of school. To access the form, visit the district website or click here: https://5il.co/j7vr
HHS Parents: A reminder that PowerSchool access has been delayed to allow additional time to process remote learning requests and balance classes. Student schedules will be available on August 10th via PowerSchool. A Back to School letter will be sent in coming days with more information. Thank you for your continued patience and support!
Reminder to all Freshman Parents, we have Freshman Day from 9:30-11:15 at HHS. Students with last names from A-M will use the Commons Entrance, and Students with names from N-Z will use the bus entrance. We are excited to see all of our new Freshman.
HHS Department Chairs and Admin conducting a planning meeting today. Whether your student is an in-person or remote learner, we’re working hard to get our students back to school in a safe manner. More information will be shared with students and parents later this week regarding reopening plans and procedures. We can’t wait to see the class of 2024 on Tuesday, Aug. 4th, from 9:30-11:15 for Freshman Day! Thanks to Chris Flake-SRO, Susanne Himsel-English, Tina Beyer-Social Studies, Brenda Korte-Special Ed., Andy Gibb Clark-Fine Arts, Karen Twyford-Foreign Language & Visual Arts, Dawn Jones-Carter & Technical Ed., Mary Jackson-Counseling, Jody Hall-PE & Health, Jodie Ramsey-Science, Brent James-Math, Amy Boscolo-Assistant Principal/AD, Caleb Houchins-Associate Principal
-The school calendar has been amended so that the first student attendance day is August 17th. -August 13th and 14th are now remote learning planning days for staff only. -Access to Powerschool has been delayed from August 7th to August 10th to allow additional time to process remote learning requests. -Class rosters/lists will be available on August 10th. -Paper schedules will NOT be available for student pick up on August 5,6, or 7 -Thank you for your continued patience and support!
Fall sports tryouts will begin on August 10 for girls/boys golf, girls/boys cross country, and girls tennis. Athletes need to register on the HHS Athletics website and have a current sports physical on file. Tryout information will be provided after sports registration.
Attention 9th Grade Students & Parents: Please see the link below for information on FRESHMAN DAY on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 9:30-11:15am. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fKsJZ0MsMIa0MapqfupVUF_9sTuXXHJKunaxNZ0cez8/edit?usp=sharing
Please see the Return to Learn Plan for Highland High School. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IQ9BuyeY8aCAqTB4pMm2WhKxajVWYeQieXzBCG-opmQ/edit?usp=sharing
REMINDER- HMS/HHS Pictures take place on Tuesday, July 28 at HMS from 8-3 and 5-8. Click the link below for information. https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTLY1zxVIg9L69t0L7Rg7VtyFEi6c8lIt_MCIPuG3EeFA4rxEFcqLgPRwRC7Xu2ZoaZsR02-CyygBJN/pub
HHS is looking for a color guard instructor and assistant basketball coach. If you are interested, please apply! https://www.applitrack.com/highlandcusd5/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Athletics%2fActivities
Please see some recent updates to our FAQ Return to Learn document. https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vS0EpFfWWxbgI7C9hVE5VkwaXFaSrFmFnxS83W1lNgbDc3QhlFzy-QbaDF0uPTMzvuMJT1ecmo-ZLvR/pub
HMS/HHS Pictures Begin Tuesday, July 21st!! Click the link below for information https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTLY1zxVIg9L69t0L7Rg7VtyFEi6c8lIt_MCIPuG3EeFA4rxEFcqLgPRwRC7Xu2ZoaZsR02-CyygBJN/pub
Q: Will remote learners be able to participate in athletics and extracurricular activities? A: Yes. At this point, the plan is to allow remote learners the opportunity to participate in athletics and extracurricular activities. Please visit the HHS Athletic Website for more information. https://sites.google.com/highlandcusd5.org/hhsathletics
Q: Will remote learners still need to have their picture taken? A: Yes. It is strongly advised to attend the summer picture dates on July 21 and July 28. These pictures are used for both school IDs and school yearbooks. Please see last week’s newsletter for info pictures that take place at HMS. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oxoOGQlbQjIyUAmKqm-7XqCUc493A2_n9dOuGFe7484/edit?usp=sharing See the link on Picture Info and last week's scheduled for July 21 and July 28 Pictures & Parent Letter
Madi Crawford was accepted into the National Association for Music Education’s National Honor Choir for the second year in a row! Congratulations Madi!
Please use the following link for information on the Highland CUSD No. 5 Return to School Plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AZ9odB0dAlBodnC9oVDGjR1_mQzzbAAfVSkAC8GtNC0/edit?usp=sharing
HHS Families, Please see the link below for a few Back to School updates, including school pictures. The Highland CUSD 5 Return to Learn plan should be released later this week. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oxoOGQlbQjIyUAmKqm-7XqCUc493A2_n9dOuGFe7484/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder: Students in AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Literature, AP Composition, and Honors English 2 for the 20-21 School Year must complete their summer assignments. Students in Honors English 1 do NOT have a summer assignment. Take care.
Class of 2020, don't forget we have rescheduled the Yearbook Supplement pick up for Tuesday, July 7, from 10-12. The pick up will be in the bus lane of the teachers parking lot. We hope to see all of you there tomorrow.
Don’t miss auditions for choir at HHS! They will be July 6 from 9-3. Please fill out the form and you will receive instructions and a time for your audition! IDPH guidelines will be followed! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdR0IDJgG1a_gOoW0yC4Z4e9TwADo0Zo3kydsY3RpnxAPBd1Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Due to inclement weather, we are moving the Yearbook Supplement pick up to next Tuesday, July 7th from 10-12 for class of 2020. If you do need to pick up today, the office will be open today from 9-2. Thanks.
Class of 2020, the Yearbook Spring Supplements have arrived. We will be passing out the supplements to all graduated seniors from 10-12 tomorrow in the bus lane. Freshman-Juniors, you will receive your supplement this fall on your return to school.
Class of 2020- don’t forget your FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid needs to be filed by June 30th. www.studentaid.gov
Attention Class of 2020 graduating seniors! Your Google Apps for Education account made by the school district will be closed and removed starting on June 30th. Please be very aware of this date and what you need to do if you wish to save any email, documents, or other work you may have saved in your Google Apps for Education account. If you are using your school account to communicate with colleges or other institutions, be sure to let them know another email address ahead of time, so you don't lose important communications. Be proactive by ensuring that college offices and other post high school entities have your permanent personal email account. You can choose to transfer all or some of your school account via one of two methods: Use the account transfer option to move content from your school account to your personal Gmail account. https://takeout.google.com/transfer Use the account export option to save the entire contents of your Google Apps account, or just the parts of your account that you want to keep. Exports are contained in an archive file that you can open and work with. https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout Any work that you do not choose to save will be irrevocably lost after June 30th. We cannot make exceptions to this, and we cannot retrieve any accounts or work after this date. It is solely your responsibility to determine if you wish to keep any work from your school account, and to export it before June 30th. We recommend you use this on or near the last day of classwork. You may instead choose to manually export individual documents from your Drive, if you wish. However, do NOT use the Google share documents feature with your personal account as the shared link will no longer work after June 30th. HCUSD5 Technology Department
Please click on the following link for a message from Highland Community Schools: https://5il.co/hh0n
HHS Families, We hope you all are staying safe and healthy. Here is our Summer School Counseling Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/z1ypw Take care, HHS School Counselors
Congratulations to HHS counselors Mrs. Amber Spaeth and Mrs. Mary Jackson who were elected into officer positions for the Southwestern Illinois School Counselors Association. Spaeth will serve as Treasurer and Jackson will serve as Secretary. SWISCA is a branch of the Illinois School Counselors Association and the American School Counselors Association. Their mission is to "Enhance human development throughout the lifespan and to promote the counseling profession.”
ISBE and the State of Illinois have allowed Behind the Wheel instruction to resume with certain safety protocols in place. School officials will be working to reschedule drivers as quickly as possible and teachers will be contacting students based on birthdate. We appreciate your patience during this time period as we work to catch up our drivers the next few months.
Phase 1 Return to Play Guidelines can be found on the IHSA website. https://www.ihsa.org/News-Media/Announcements/ihsa-idph-announce-return-to-play-guidelines-for-ihsa-teams-that-may-begin-june-6
The IHSA has released their Phase 1 Return to Play Guidelines, which only allow for strength and conditioning at this time. Ms. Boscolo will meet with AD's and with all head coaches early next week to plan. Coaches will be sharing plans for individual sports within the week.
Reminder, the office is open today from 8-3 if you have not picked up your yearbooks, diplomas, or dropped off your textbooks. We still have lots of yearbooks to pass out, and just want to make sure everyone gets their book.
Update-HHS students still needing to pick up yearbooks and other items or return items can stop by the HHS Office: -Wed., June 3 until 3pm -Thurs., June 4 from 8am-3pm -Fri., June 5 from 8am-3pm -Seniors who haven't picked up yearbooks or diplomas/pictures should stop by the HHS Office as well. -All students should bring any textbooks, Chromebooks, or school materials that need returned.
We’re hoping to get some athletic updates soon from IHSA. Stay tuned for details and check out the quick article below. https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/ihsa-still-waiting-to-hear-fate-of-high-school-sports
HHS Students and Parents, Please see the link below for the the 2019-2020 Bulldog Appreciation Awards Video. Congratulations to all of our award winners! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kttNVh87G_1mU_y5M1fujMA6TV5SCvso/view
Class of 2020 Students and Parents, Please see the link below for information on diploma and materials pickup on Friday, May 29th from 10am-12pm as well as end of year info including links for the May 17 Graduation Ceremony and First Responder events. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1udsCEmw7DLB00ZgQukmN5zz1oQc-mjPKfwFPkEjfdLo/edit?usp=sharing
Check out Mrs Basden’s highlight video that showcases learning from conceptual chemistry, honors chemistry, and AP chemistry this school year. Our students learned some amazing things. https://youtu.be/31F6JOCubRk
Please see the link below for the END OF YEAR video message from HHS Admin on diploma pickup, transcripts, fall transition, final grades, textbooks, yearbooks, and athletics. Have a great summer and call 618-654-7131 if you need assistance. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GRNBxomW5p-pFTmtLMhpnSFRPCgrkw1c/view?usp=sharing
The Lions Club is a generous supporter to HCUSD and they need our help. Let's join them for the EARL STEINER MEMORIAL HIGHLAND VIRTUAL BIATHLON! Let's get outside and get active for a good cause! http://www.highlandbiathlon.org/
If anyone has textbooks or other school supplies that need to be returned, please bring them to the High School office between 8-3 today or Tuesday. Thanks to everyone who has already returned textbooks. It has been a great turnout.
We honor Mrs. Margie Duncan, Mrs. Susie Martz, and Mr. Joe Dant who will be retiring from Highland CUSD #5 at the end of the school year. Each of them have made an impact over the years and touched the lives of so many. We will miss them dearly and wish them the best as they enter retirement. Thank you for your service. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tZeOWqHfzaie-xjjHsWq0ua1F1uT2OaT/view?usp=sharing
Congratulations to seniors Dale Miller and Elizabeth Huntley who will participate in the 2019-2020 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards. They will be recognized in a virtual celebration on May 24. https://slhsmta.com/virtual-celebrations-announced-for-2019-2020-season/
Congratulations to our St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete, Ethan Augustin! https://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/scholar-athletes/schools-d-through-j/collection_f257cd08-745c-11ea-80e1-439f34ebc5ee.html#32