Want to congratulate our winners for Fun Music Friday. Winning were Olivia Jansen, Sydney Basler, Taylor Lederman, Abby Athmer, Sylvie Carroll, and Jenna Fenton. Thanks to all that participated.
Thanks for playing everyone. We have our 5 winners. I hope everyone stays safe, stays healthy and stays positive. Happy Weekend everyone!!
🐾FRIDAYS ARE FOR THE DOGS🐾 You already know what to do today! We may not be together, but one thing’s for sure, no one can hide our bulldog pride! So break out your best bulldog gear or your red and black and show us your school spirit! ❤️🖤❤️ Share your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org and tag us on Instagram! #BulldogPride #HHSVirtualSpiritWeek2020
https://youtu.be/el8PjyAV_n8 To the students of Highland High School, your teachers, staff, and administrators are missing you. So we wanted to put together a video to say hi and, hopefully, to make you smile. We hope to see you soon, and in the mean time, “keep your head up!” #BulldogPride ❤️🐾
Per ISBE: “We know that the free SAT provided by the state is the only opportunity many students get to take a college entrance exam. ISBE is working with the College Board on developing options to allow current 11th grade students to take the SAT in the fall. We hope to have more information on these options by the end of April.”
Thanks to our amazing faculty and staff for their continued efforts to support HHS students and families. You can reach out to us-faculty, staff, or administration-if you need help or assistance. Staff emails are below: http://highlandil.apptegy.us/o/highland-high-school/staff
Thankful Thursday❤️. We’ve had a lot of time already to reflect. It can be easy to start to feel negative during times like these, but it’s SO important to stay positive and look for things that help us keep the faith. What’s something (or someone) that you’re extra thankful for right now? Tag us on Instagram or send to email@example.com so we can post for you. We can’t wait to see you all spread the love today 🥰 #HHSVirtualSpiritWeek2020 #BulldogsGiveThanks
“What’s Distracting You?” Wednesday.... what’s keeping you occupied? What book(s) have you read? What show have you been binge watching? What projects, puzzles, crafts, etc have you done? 📖🎮🖥🎨🧩🎸 Take a picture and let us see what’s been helping to keep you distracted during the mandated closure. Tag us on Instagram or send your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to post to Facebook! #HHSVirtualSpiritWeek2020
It’s Team Tuesday! A lot of us are missing our favorite sport right now.... hockey, opening day for baseball, March Madness... show us what you’re missing the most by repping your favorite jersey or team tshirt! 🏒⚾️🏀🏈 Tag us in Tuesday’s pictures and use the hashtag on Instagram, or send your pictures to email@example.com and we’ll post them to Facebook! #HHSVirtualSpiritWeek2020
Let’s “Make It a Lazy Monday!” to kick off our virtual spirit week! Post your pictures lounging in your PJs/sweats today. 😴 If you’re posting on Facebook, post on this thread! Otherwise be sure to tag us on Instagram and use the hashtag #HHSVirtualSpiritWeek2020 (or send it directly to us if we don’t follow you!). We can’t wait to see everyone participating! 🐾 #BulldogPride #HHSVirtualSpiritWeek2020
There’s a first time for everything...and this week we’re hosting our first ever virtual spirit week! Let’s see who has the most school spirit, even from the comfort of their own house.... Follow the theme and take a picture each day. Post it to Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok; be sure to tag us (or send it to us if we don’t follow you!). If you’re posting to Facebook, look for the new thread each day on our page! P.S. We miss you! ❤️🐾
College Board plans to offer 45-minute AP exams that can be taken online at home. "To be fair to all students ... the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March." https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
Good Afternoon HHS Families, Faculty and Staff, I hope you’re doing the best you can with family and friends this weekend. Recent events have been hard on all of us and it’s difficult, if not impossible, to understand and accept the current reality. And that’s perfectly okay right now. The video link below, shared by a parent, depicts how many of us currently feel, especially our students. I encourage you to take a moment to view as a family or by yourself if you are able. https://youtu.be/2OjjWh-8Iv0 We know there is no right or wrong way to feel at this time as we are all handling this in different ways, the best we can. Finally, be patient with each, be strong and courageous, and stay rooted in love. Sincerely, Dr. Chris A. Becker
From NCAA: In response to closings, cancellations and changes related to COVID-19, the Eligibility Center is closely monitoring the impact on students and their ability to meet NCAA initial-eligibility requirements. For information on COVID-19, please visit ncaa.org/COVID-19 and continue to monitor for more information.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from the Highland Police Department • In an effort to prevent social transmissions, effective today March 19, 2020, the City has imposed curfews on the City Parks from sunset to sunrise. Additionally, we ask parents of teenagers to support this action. • In response to the Governor’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the City of Highland has implemented a procedure to allow citizens to call in and monitor meetings by phone by calling 618-882-5625 and when prompted, enter a conference ID # 422312. This allows audio only and does not allow for public comments. Public comments can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the citizens’ portal on the city’s website found here: https://www.highlandil.gov/citizen_request_center_app/index.php. Any comments received prior to the end of the “Public Forum” portion of the meeting, will be read into the record. • A Facebook message was circulated that Madison County was under a “lock down”. It comes from a Madison County, Indiana Emergency Management Facebook page. This was verified with Madison County, Illinois EMA Assistant Director Mary Kate Brown. Please be mindful of social media posts you are sharing. Verify they are accurate and from reputable sources. • The State of Illinois has opened the following COVID-19 Coronavirus specific website that compiles all State Response information:https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx Thank you to all our citizens of Highland for how responsible you have been in your actions and for the numerous acts of kindness we have seen over the last few days as we go through this together. Stay Safe and Stay Healthy! https://www.highlandil.gov/ State of Illinois Coronavirus response: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx Illinois Department of Public Health: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
Hi Seniors- We miss you. . . if you complete a scholarship application that was due to the HHS Counselors or HHS Office- please email (scan or take a photo) or share if in google with any of your school counselors. We will get them to the right place.
“We know this is a unique time for us as a school family. Your School Counselors and Support Staff want to make sure you have resources during this time.” https://5il.co/dswn
HHS Families, HHS Office Hours are 8:00am-3:00pm this Tues., Wed., & Thurs. We are closed Fri., March 20. Teachers shared Engaged Learning plans with students today. Please contact the office at 618-654-7131 if you need assistance or have your student email their teacher with questions or concerns. We will do our best to assist and also provide periodic updates from the office. Finally, we appreciate your continued patience, support, and ability to make the best of things during this challenging time for our school, our community, and our nation. Most importantly, please tell your kids and family you love them, you care for them, and that we will all get though this. Together. Sincerely, Dr. Chris A. Becker
Please be patient with Highland CUSD 5 teachers and staff as we navigate the engaged learning and distance learning days while school is closed. Teachers, admin, and school staff have been working around the clock to prepare learning opportunities for students in our community. Please thank them for their efforts. If you communicate with them and have questions, please use kindness, empathy, and compassion. As a community, we will do the best we can.
There will be no 6th Hour FTT on Monday, March 16th.
Due to the impending school closure, the high school and middle school parking lots will be barricaded per the direction of the Highland Police Department and Highland CUSD 5. Staring Monday, March 16th at 4:00 PM both parking lots will be closed for the duration of the school closure. All district facilities will be closed as well.
Monday will be a normal attendance day at HHS. Students should bring books and materials as normal. (Some teachers may have already indicated some items are not needed for Monday) Students should take home all materials at the end of the day Monday that are needed to be engaged during the closure. Teachers will review with students at school on Monday regarding distance learning when school is closed.
We are developing plans for a number of situations during the mandatory school closure. Please expect multiple communications over the next few days. We are creating a plan to keep kids engaged to the best of our ability given the circumstances.
ALL ATHLETES AND COACHES: From the IHSA. If you temporarily suspend your spring season, your athletes should not practice or compete with their non-school (club/travel) teams or they will be ineligible for the high school team if and when the suspension is lifted.
Good Evening, With the recent announcement of school closures, HHS will be cancelling all athletics, extra curriculars, and facility use by outside organizations starting tonight, March 13, 2020 - March 30, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there will be no Spring Fling Dance tonight at Highland High School. Our #1 priority at Highland CUSD 5 is the safety of our students, and unfortunately the safe decision is to cancel the dance. Thank you.
Good afternoon Highland CUSD No. 5 stakeholders, The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has become the issue discussed in every location across the country at this time. Highland CUSD No. 5 nurses have been diligently working with the Madison County Health Department on preventative measures to reduce the likelihood of exposure and transmission within our schools. Recommendations to use good hygiene such as washing hands, not touching your face, and not reporting to school or work if you experience flu-like (cough, fever, respiratory issues or any other signs of illness) symptoms continue to be the focus for each of us. However, it has become evident that additional measures may become necessary to combat the spread. The purpose of this correspondence is to clarify the district’s position. Many are calling for school closures and suspension of all activities. We do not currently have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our district or county. Currently, school is one of the safest atmospheres for our nearly 3000 students. This is a very fluid situation and may change even by the time this correspondence goes out. We will prepare for the worst case scenario, but hope for the best. This is why our district staff are working towards an e-learning plan to engage students in the learning process should a prolonged district closure occur. We are continuously in contact with the Madison County Health department, which is in contact with local, state and federal officials. As circumstances change, so do our plans. If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 locally, school closure will likely be one of the first considerations. We plan to have more information about opportunities and/or expectations of continued learning should a prolonged district closure occur. We are currently inundated with calls, email and concerns about our next steps. My commitment at this time is to the safety and wellbeing of all HCUSD No. 5 students and staff. Regarding field trips, extracurricular and curricular activities, we will make decisions based on the risk of exposure for our students and staff. If it becomes evident that participation increases the risk of exposure, we will suspend or cancel as needed. We certainly respect parents’ decisions should they desire to opt out of any activities at this time. Madison County Superintendents issued a joint press release yesterday as a result of a meeting with the Madison County Health Department. That release, as well as additional releases, will be available on the district website at www.highlandcusd5.org. Additional resources are available for families through the Madison County Health Department website at www.madisonchd.org As this situation continues to be fluid, we will be exploring options to meet students’ individual needs to ensure a continuity of education. Please click for the e-learning survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclYzEzaYyVY3VF9Tf0TrMo8R3NSHySdvmANL5mU-taissycw/viewform Respectfully, Michael S. Sutton Superintendent
CAVC- Collinsville Area Vocational Center Open House- March 12 5:30-6:30pm. Meet instructors, see classrooms and learn more about these programs. Cosmetology meeting at 6pm in the auditorium.
Be sure to catch our HHS Pops Concert tonight at 7pm! If you can't make it watch the live stream using the link below! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/highland-high-school-highland-il/evtc911d5abea
Tennis practice is cancelled for today. There will still be a parent meeting at HHS at 6pm in the HHS Cafeteria.
There are lots of opportunities for students to get money to help pay for college. Applications are available in the Career Center. Check out our website for the scholarship database: https://www.highlandcusd5.org/o/highland-high-school/page/counseling-department--18
There will be an all spring sport parent meeting on Monday at 6pm in the HHS Cafeteria. Tennis, Boys Track, Soccer and Softball will meet after at 6:30pm.
The Lady Bulldogs Softball program is selling spirit wear. Get yours today! https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_softball_2020
Interested in trying out for either the HHS Basketball or Football Cheerleading teams for the ’20-’21 season? There will be a parent and student meeting on Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm, at the HMS Plaza. This is open to 8th graders and existing High schoolers from any school that will be attending Highland High School at the start of 2020-2021 school year. This meeting will include all paperwork needed to tryout out, all information on tryouts and all details on what our program involves. Sign ups to tryout will open at the start of the meeting. You will need to have the signed paperwork and a current physical on hand before the start of the actual tryouts, which will be mid April. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Angie Fears at 618-792-4311.
Our Lady Bulldogs fell to Springfield Lanphier tonight, 57-46. Congratulations to all of our athletes on an outstanding season, especially our seniors. You will be missed. ❤️🏀🖤
Highland is down 38-31 at the end of the 3rd quarter.
At the end of the first half, Highland trails Lanphier 20-26.
At the end of the first-quarter, the Lady Bulldogs trail Lanphier 12-6.
For those fans that are attending tonight‘s game at the University of Illinois Springfield please be aware that there is a significant accident on I 55. They will be shutting down 55 for a period of time and there will be detours. Be careful driving tonight.
There will be a parent/team meeting on Tuesday March 3, 2020 at 6PM for anyone interested in the Highland Clay Target Shooting Team at Highland Pistol and Rifle Club. Please contact Dave Rensing, 618-781-7807, if you have questions or are unable to attend the meeting.
There’s just a few days left to order your Destress Fest shirt. Get yours now! 🐶 https://aa-sportswear.com/destress_fest_2020_hhs/shop/home
The Bulldog Baseball Shop is open. Get your new gear for the upcoming season. https://hlhsbb2020.wswebstore.com/store
Highland falls to Triad 65-37. The Bulldogs are in action on Monday playing Cahokia at 7pm at Triad.
Tickets available thru link below https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-pieces-of-highland-tickets-88070590507
As we prepare for the Girls Super Sectional game on Monday we have information for all of our fans. Tickets for this game will be sold at HHS for $8 today through Monday at 3pm. UIS will sell tickets in their office Monday 9 am - 4 pm and in the lobby starting at 5 pm. The doors to gym will open at 6 pm and game begins at 7 pm. A campus map is at the link here: https://uisprairiestars.com/documents/2019/8/16/19_20_Visitor_Guide.pdf The athletic facility (TRAC) is located on the southwest side of campus and marked as 26 on the map. Coming from I55, fans will turn right onto Toronto Road. You will turn left on Shepherd Road (stoplight) to enter campus. Fans will turn left at the first stop sign to get into Lot I (located on your right). Lot I will be the primary lot to park in, but once that fills up, fans are encouraged to use Lots A, B, and D. Athletic staff members will be outside the entire evening directing traffic and ensuring a smooth parking process.
Your Lady Bulldogs are Sectional Champs! Highland defeated Civic Memorial 48-34.
At the end of the 3rd quarter, Highland leads Civic Memorial 26-25
At the end of the first half, Highland leads Civic Memorial 20-13.
At the end of the first quarter, Highland leads Civic Memorial 12-5.
At the end of the first quarter, Highland leads Mt. Vernon 23-6.
SWIC College Fair- Today 2/23/20 from 1:30-3:30pm SWIC Main Complex www.swic.edu- preregister with strivescan.com
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MATH TEAM! Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the ICTM Regional Math Competition at SIU-E the Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Teams each placed second. The Algebra 1 Team members were freshmen Jessica Chen, Brooklynn Lackey, Mazzy Robertson, Isabelle Sandberg, Elena Schrof, and Austin Werner. The Geometry team included sophomore Summer Carroll and freshman Emily Jansen. The Algebra 2 Team included juniors Abby Bowers, Grant Brinker, Sylvie Carroll, David Forys, and Eli Jones. Tying for first in the Two-Person Fresh/Soph competition were Jessica Chen and Summer Carroll, which advances them to the State competition. Additional State qualifiers were freshman Elena Schrof for tying for third place individually on the Algebra 1 Written test and sophomore Summer Carroll for placing first individually on the Geometry Written test. The State Competition will be held at the University of Illinois on May 2.
Boys track and field started their competitive season today. Top performances today included Easton Rosen who won the 1600 and Connor Sands who took 2nd in both the long jump and triple jump. Congratulations on a great start!
Our Lady Bulldog Bowling Team finished 9th place in the IHSA State Championship. Congratulations on a historic season! ❤️🎳🖤
Destress Fest is back this year!!! This time of year can be stressful—quarter 3 is almost over, the SAT is coming, etc, etc... So in just over a month, Brighter Futures will have a week filled with fun activities to help everyone relax...including the therapy dogs! To show our love for Got Your Six, Brighter Futures is selling shirts. *ON SALE NOW* https://aa-sportswear.com/destress_fest_2020_hhs/shop/product-detail/1000824
The Varsity Boys Basketball team fell to Jerseyville tonight 54-38. They are back in action next week with their final two regular season games before regional play.
Highland defeats Jersey tonight 51-31 to win the Jersey Regional. They will be back in action next week in the Effingham Sectional. Congrats to Coach Hamilton and the entire program.
Highland leads 38-24 headed to the 4th quarter of the Jersey Regional Championship
CAVC- Collinsville Area Vocational Center Open House- March 12 5:30-6:30pm. Meet instructors, see classrooms and learn more about these programs. Cosmetology meeting at 6pm in the auditorium.
SWIC College Fair- This Sunday 2/23/20 from 1:30-3:30pm SWIC Main Complex www.swic.edu- preregister with strivescan.com
Check out this job opportunity! https:/www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/122014/High-School-English-Teacher/job-details
Mrs. Jackson is excited to be serving as a judge at the SKILLSUSA District Competition at STLCC-Forest Park today... It’s exciting to see students putting real world skills to use.
CAVC Informational Parent night- learn more about the options and logistics of students to attend Collinsville Area Vocational Center. HHS Kennel 6:30pm Tuesday Feb. 18th
English and Language Arts teachers from HMS and HHS collaborate at a recent teacher in-service meeting. Our staff in Highland CUSD 5 are extremely talented and constantly work to improve teaching, learning, and professional practices. And most important, they care about students and are dedicated to their craft.
Good luck to our Bulldog Wrestlers as they compete at regionals in Mascoutah today! 🖤❤️🖤❤️
Due to weather conditions all extra curricular activities and practices are cancelled today, February 5, 2020.
Due to weather conditions, the freshmen boys basketball games at Waterloo have been cancelled tonight - February 5, 2020.
Varsity boys basketball falls to Breese Central 56-33 tonight. They are back in action on Tuesday at HHS with JV starting at 6pm vs Mascoutah.
Your Highland Bulldog Girls Basketball team defeated the Collinsville Kahoks this afternoon in an exciting game. The girls seemed to be draining threes all day, and Meg Kronk led the team with four 3-pointers in a row during the first half and finished it out with her fifth 3-pointer in the second half. Taylor, Brown, Kesner, and Klucker also got in on the 3-point action. The girls have just a few games left this season, so be sure to catch a game. Their senior night is Thursday, February 13th against Mascoutah; we’d love to pack the gym for these girls, so put it in your calendar and spread the word! They sure are fun to watch 🤩🐾❤️ #GoDogs #HighlandBulldogs #GirlsBasketball #SeniorNight
Congratulations Bella LaPorta on being named a SLT Player of the Week! https://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/athletes-of-the-week/athletes-of-the-week-jan/collection_c30a266a-42cd-11ea-a923-2b1bef2fa8c9.html#1
Your Varsity Boys Basketball team fell to Jersey tonight with a score of 73-64. They are back in action on Saturday playing at Breese Central starting at 6pm with JV and Varsity to follow.
Just a few hours left to get your tee shirt for our Law Enforcement Appreciation Event to be held at HHS on Valentines Day! https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_for_the_love_of_blue/shop/home
The Varsity Boys Basketball team fell to TF North 60-43 in their final game of the Salem Tournament. The boys are back in action at home on Tuesday taking on Jerseyville starting with JV at 6pm.
Highland Boys fall 64-24 to Salem. They will be back in action tonight at 4 at Salem.
Congratulations to the HHS Dance Team on their amazing performance in the IHSA Sectional at St. Anthony. Your Lady Bulldogs have qualified for the IHSA State Championship next weekend in Bloomington! ❤️💃🏻🖤
Highland trails Salem 20-12 after one quarter of action.
All athletes planning on participating in a spring sport...register today! https://sites.google.com/highlandcusd5.org/hhsathletics/sports-registration?authuser=0
Best of luck to the Highland Dance Team, Austin Roach and Austin Davis as they compete in Sectionals today! Let’s go Dogs! 💃🏻🖤🎳❤️
Calling all students!!! Come out and support your varsity girls basketball team on Saturday as they take on Civic Memorial in the championship game of the Highland Girls Tournament. Bring your ID and get in free! The game will start at 2:30pm! Hope to see you there.
Your Lady Bulldogs defeated O’Fallon tonight 46-36. They will be in the Championship game of the Highland Girls Tournament on Saturday at 2:30pm taking on Civic Memorial.
Highland wins on all levels vs Civic Memorial. On the girls side, Megan Marshall shoots a 247 game and a 692 series 6th highest in the record book. Austin Roach has high boys game with 267. Austin Davis shoots 717 for high series.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team fell to East St. Louis (73-33) in their first game of the Salem Tournament. They will be back in action on Saturday at 11:30am.
Highland and Waterloo have teamed up for Law Enforcement Appreciation night on February 14 at HHS. Get your tee-shirt today! Highland fans: https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_for_the_love_of_blue Waterloo fans: https://aa-sportswear.com/whs_for_the_love_of_blue
The Lady Bulldogs defeated Mater Dei 41-33 in the second round of the 34th Annual Scott Credit Union Highland Girls Basketball Tournament today. The ladies are back in action on Thursday playing O’Fallon at 8pm.
Highland beat Jersey on all levels. Hunter Hediger hit a 300 game. Logan Oestringer shot a 790 series (new record). Varsity boys shot a new game record of 1254, and new series record 3401. On the girls side Carissa Merkle shoots a 237 game and Molly Marshall shot a 664 series.
Congratulations to Hunter Hediger for bowling a 300 tonight! ❤️🎳🖤
The Varsity Boys Basketball team falls to Carnahan 70-48. They are back in action in the Salem Tournament starting on Wednesday.
Boys Bowling competed in the Regional today. Congratulations to Austin Roach and Austin Davis who advance to the bowling sectional at Camelot next weekend.
If you are joining us for the JV/Varsity Boys Basketball game against Carnahan on Saturday, we will be playing at Cleveland ROTC - 3125 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63139. JV starts at 4:30 and Varsity at 6:15.
The JV/Varsity Boys Basketball game has been cancelled tonight. The game has been rescheduled for Friday, February 7 starting at 6pm.
Class of 2022- Don't forget your signed registration forms are due to your school counselor on Tuesday- Jan. 21st.
It’s a final in girls basketball. Civic Memorial 37 - Highland 34. The Girls Tournament begins Saturday at HHS. Come on out for a great day of basketball.
Girls Varsity and JV Bowling defeated Waterloo tonight. Girls high game of 237 was shot by Molly Marshall. High series of 661 went to Morgan Langendorf. Austin Davis shot high game (248) and high series (709).
Want to work in an amazing district and make a difference in the lives of students, faculty and community? Highland High School has open positions for a MATH and ENGLISH teacher. Check out the following link https://www.applitrack.com/highlandcusd5/onlineapp/default.aspx.
Congratulations to our MVC All Conference Cheerleaders - Rileigh Bent, Kamryn Daiber, Karley Broske, Karlie Hooton, and Kileigh Buchen. Great job!
Highland bowlers beat Metro East Lutheran on all levels. High boys game (279) and high boys series (670) goes to Hunter Hediger. High girls game (236) and high girls series (664) goes to Molly Marshall.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team was defeated by Edwardsville tonight 63-25. The boys are back in action on Friday at HHS playing Columbia with JV starting at 6pm and Varsity to follow.
Join us on Valentines Day to honor all Law Enforcement and Trooper Nick Hopkins! It’s a battle of the Bulldogs as Highland takes on Waterloo. Highland fans, get your tee-shirts here! https://aa-sportswear.com/hhs_for_the_love_of_blue/shop/home Orders are due by January 28!
Class of 2022- Registration appointments are this week with your School Counselor. Don't forget to have your parents sign your form and turn it in by 1/21/2020.
Come on out and greet the ICCA Champion HHS Varsity Cheerleaders & FRESHLY crowned HMS Cheerleaders who JUST WON 1ST PLACE TOO. There will be a parade with an escort from our WONDERFUL fire dept beginning out at HMS at 8:00 TONIGHT!!! Parade Route will be from HMS, south down Poplar, west down Broadway, and around the square.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team fell to Triad 37-56 in game two of the Highland Shootout.
The Waterloo Bulldogs bounced back and defeated the Highland Bulldogs 51-44. Highland is back in action tomorrow in the 10am game of the Highland Shootout playing Triad.
It’s a battle of the Bulldogs down in the Loo. At the half, Highland leads Waterloo 24-13.
The Lady Bulldogs fall to Breese Central 47-45. The girls are back in action on Saturday morning at 8:30am vs Greenville in the first game of the Highland Shootout.
Highland Bowling defeated Triad on all levels tonight. Hunter Hediger took the high boys game with 267. Austin Davis had high boys series with 705. High girls game (257) and series (644) goes to Molly Marshall. Well done! ❤️🎳🖤
JV/Varsity Girls and JV Boys bowling defeated Jersey tonight. High boys game (245) and series (658) go to Austin Davis. High girls game (225) and series (628) go to Molly Marshall. Way to go! ❤️🎳🖤
Varsity boys basketball falls to Metro East Lutheran in the final game of the Mater Dei Tournament, 60-44. The Bulldogs are back in action on Friday, January 10 in Waterloo with JV starting at 6pm.
Highland Girls Basketball defeats Breese Central 50-33 at the Mascoutah Tournament. They will be back in action tonight at 8:30 in the Semi-Final versus the winner of East St Louis and Nashville. Good luck to Coach Hamilton and the team.
Highland falls to Mater Dei by a score of 66-38. They will be back in action tonight versus Okawville at 8:00 PM at Mater Dei High School.
Highland trails Mater Dei 31-23 after one half of basketball. It’s been a very hard fought well played first half.
Our lady bowlers had an outstanding day! The ladies took second overall in the Herrin bowling Tournament. Carissa Merkle placed 2nd overall and Molly Marshall took 1st. Way to go! ❤️🎳🖤
StuCo and Brighter Futures teamed up to adopt families in the Highland community. Students and staff donated to “stuff the stocking” so that these groups could buy Christmas presents for two local families. Today they got to shop and deliver those presents. Thank you to everyone who donated; your generosity is truly appreciated this holiday season. 🎁🎄❤️
RESULTS ARE IN!!! The Highland FFA Toy Drive final count revealed JOHN DEERE as the winner with 194 presents, blowing away the CASE fans who collected 122 presents! 190 presents were donated from high school students, 126 presents from the community, and a special shout out to the HHS Bulldog Grounds Coffee Shop who donated $400 to the cause! Officers are delivering presents today to St. Louis Children’s Hospital! THANK YOU everyone for the donation of 316 presents, exceeding our goal of 200!!!!❤️🎄🎁
Civic Memorial defeated the Lady Bulldogs tonight 45-51. The Bulldogs host Mater Dei on Friday. Come on out in your ugly sweater to cheer on your Lady Bulldogs!
HHS Students and Staff, As some of you may have heard, four students from Collinsville and Triad were involved in a tragic accident yesterday. We ask that HHS students and staff wear BLUE on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to show our support. Please see the correspondence below from Triad Middle School Principal, Matt Noyes. Our thought and prayers go out to the families. From the TMS Principal: TMS Parents/Guardians, I hope that you and your families were all able to stay warm and safe during the recent winter storm our region experienced. As you may have heard, four teenage girls (2 from Triad and 2 from Collinsville) were involved in a tragic, fatal atv accident yesterday. The two Triad Middle School students are doing fine physically, but are understandably struggling with the loss of one of their close friends, while worrying about the injuries sustained to another. I would like to encourage all Triad Middle School students and staff members to join Collinsville Middle School in wearing blue tomorrow (Wednesday, December 18th) when we return to school as a sign of support for the students involved in this unfortunate accident. Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers during such a difficult time. We will have additional counselors available tomorrow for any students who need their support. Thank you, Matt Noyes
Semester II Schedules are available in PowerSchool. Freshman and Sophomores will get a printed copy during 1st Hour on Dec. 18. Juniors and Seniors can pick up a printed copy in the office any time. Schedule changes can be done on Jan. 7 or 8. Students can only make a change if they have a level change that teacher, parent and counselor have discussed, a hole in their schedule, or a class they have already successfully completed.
Update: The school parking lots and walkways are mostly clear right now, but refreezing could present some slick areas tomorrow morning. Please be safe when walking and driving through our parking lots. Country roads are not great, but school will be in session tomorrow Dec 18
Please click the link below to print a copy of the Final Exam Permission slip. The slips need to be signed for any student who wants to leave early after an exam. https://5il.co/bx5f
Reminder that early December graduates need to have all school materials (books, uniforms, etc) turned in this week. If students have any final exams to take, be sure to communicate with teachers to get those taken care of. Final transcripts will be available on January 13, 2020. Best of luck to all of our early graduates! If we can help in any way, please don't hesitate to reach out to your school counselors, administrative team or office staff.
Athletics update for Tuesday, December 17: -Dance and Cheer will practice at their regular time and location. -Bowling is off. - Boys JV/V Basketball will practice at HHS from 2-5pm. Freshmen will practice at HE from 3:30-5. Girls Basketball will practice at HHS from 12-2. Wrestling will host CM and O’Fallon tonight starting at 6pm. Be safe today!
HHS Final Exams will take place as scheduled Dec 18-20. Students should check PowerSchool or Google Classroom as needed for updates. Teachers will provide additional review prior to each assessment on exam days. Students who are exempt from final exams are not required to attend unless students want to attempt to improve their grade. Students who failed a quarter are required to take the final exam and are not exempt. Some advanced classes are required to attend to take their end of semester test and have been notified. (AP Calc & Chem, Photoshop, etc.) Please contact the HHS office on Tuesday at 618-654-7131 or your child’s teacher via email if you need further assistance.
Link for World History Matching Assessment -Mr. Bradley https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pQhfSGS8F8-lwksEZ7MSuuY9uP7L2wGJ/view?usp=sharing
Good evening, Highland Community Unit School District # 5 will not be in session tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17. We are hopeful that school will be in session Wednesday through Friday. Have a great evening!
Good morning. The next round of storms are expected to begin between 9-11am, therefore all practices and games are cancelled for Monday, December 16.
With the announcement of school being cancelled for Monday, December 16, we will determine practices and games tomorrow late morning/early afternoon. Please check Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Good evening, due to the inclement weather, Highland Community Unit School District Number 5 will not be in session tomorrow, Monday, December 16. Thank you.
Here are the results of the JV Wrestling Match from Jerseyville: Broden Lewis 3rd place Cole Reed 1st place Trevor Bowman 5th place Kendal Hughes 4th place Luke Twitty 1st place Great job fellas!
Varsity Girls Basketball fell to Edwardsville 62-48 today. The Lady Bulldogs host Civic Memorial on Wednesday with JV starting at 6pm and Varsity to follow.
In bowling girls varsity and JV beat Waterloo tonight. Molly Marshall pulls high game 231, and high series 673. High boys game 279 and series 692 go to Austin Davis well done!
Please find the December 2019 Board Notes and Parent Letter through the following link. https://5il.co/btgn
RECORD BREAKING! Girls Varsity Bowling beats Mascoutah and breaks the high game record by shooting a 1119 and the three game series record (9 year record) 3118. High game was shot by Megan Marshall with a 252. High series was a 669 shot by Molly Marshall. Awesome job!
RECORD BREAKING! Boys Varsity Bowling not only won against Mascoutah, but broke an eleven year old record by shooting a 3352 three game series. High game 264 by Steven Reinacher and high series 740 shot by Hunter Hediger. Way to go Bulldogs! ❤️🖤
Highland bowlers win over Civic Memorial on all levels tonight. High girls game 257 and series 624 - Molly Marshall. High boys game goes to Steven Reinacher - 248. High series goes to Austin Roach - 647. Bowling is at home tomorrow vs. Mascoutah at 3:30 pm at Poplar Bowl.
Highland defeats CM 49-43 for their first MVC win of the year. Congrats to Coach Cunningham and the team.
Highland clings to a 39-36 lead with 6 minutes left.
Link for Choir Concert at 7:00pm- https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/highland-high-school-highland-il/evt3048b9edbe
Congratulations to Highland High School's All-State Chorus Winners: Caleb Stratton (All-State Honors Choir) Dale Miller (All-State Honors Choir) Madi Crawford (All-State Choir) Daniel Williams (All-State Choir) Elizabeth Huntley (All-State Future Music Educators) Reyna Boergerhoff (All-State Future Music Educators) Please click on the link below for photo. https://5il.co/bro8
Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team who defeated Jerseyville 64 - 48 tonight. The girls are back in action when they travel to Waterloo on Thursday. Let’s go Dogs! ❤️🏀🖤
Congratulations to the following students who will be attending All-State this year!! Dale Miller - All-State Honors Choir Caleb Stratton - All-State Honors Choir Madi Crawford - All-State Choir Daniel Williams - All-State Choir Reyna Boergerhoff - All-State Future Music Educators Elizabeth Huntley - All-State Future Music Educators
We can all do our part to spread joy, happiness, and kindness this holiday season. And also be mindful that some are dealing with things that are difficult. What can you do to make a positive impact on those around you? Start today at home, your job, school, and community. People notice and it matters.
‼️ TIME IS RUNNING OUT ‼️ Today is the last day to buy your bulldog ugly sweater! Remember, sweatshirts are $25, and they will be delivered at school in time for our ugly sweater day and basketball game! Order yours through the link now 🐾☃️🎄❤️ https://aa-sportswear.com/bulldog_nation_ugly_xmas_crewne/shop/home
Congratulations to the Bowing team who competed in the Taylorville Tournament today. The girls finished 4th and boys 5th. Molly Marshall placed 9th individually and placed Austin Davis 4th. Great job! ❤️🖤❤️🖤
Bulldog fans...It’s Friday!🙌🏼 The perfect way to bring in the weekend is by ordering your ugly sweater ☃️🐾 orders must be in by Sunday night! https://aa-sportswear.com/bulldog_nation_ugly_xmas_crewne/shop/home
It’s Campers Night at HHS! All boys summer camp attendees will receive free admission to the game tonight if you wear your camp tee shirt! The Bulldogs they take on Chatham starting at 6pm. We also welcome the Without Limits Cheer Team who will perform at the varsity game!
Boys varsity bowling defeated Mascoutah tonight. Austin Roach had the high game - 222, Austin Davis bowled the high series - 610. For the varsity girls, Molly Marshall shot both the high game - 212 and high series - 594. Way to go Dogs!
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There’s only a couple more days to grab your ugly sweater. Click the link to buy yours now! 🖤☃️❤️🐾 https://aa-sportswear.com/bulldog_nation_ugly_xmas_crewne/shop/home
The Bulldog Radio Group is seeking a play by play caller for HHS Girls Basketball. If you are interested, please contact Dennis at - firstname.lastname@example.org
The varsity Bulldogs fall to Alton Marquette 50 - 43. The boys are back in action at home on Friday where we will welcome Chatham and all of our summer campers along with Without Limits Cheer Squad. See you here!
In Bowling, girls JV won against Belleville East. High boys game - Austin Davis 267. High boys series - Hunter Hediger 687. High girls game - 235 Carissa Merkle. High girls series - Molly Marshall 604.
Get your bulldog “ugly sweater” now!! 🐾🌲☃️❤️ https://aa-sportswear.com/bulldog_nation_ugly_xmas_crewne/shop/home
Calling all Bulldog fans! Have you ever wished you could show off your love for the bulldogs and love for the holidays at the same time? Well, now you can! Bulldog Nation is selling “ugly Christmas crewnecks” from now through Sunday night. Sweatshirts are $25, and they will be delivered to HHS on December 16th—just in time for ugly sweater days and the ugly sweater basketball game. Order yours now through this link: https://aa-sportswear.com/bulldog_nation_ugly_xmas_crewne/shop/home
Higland falls to Breese Central 51-44. The freshman play at home on Monday vs. Carlyle and JV/V play at home vs. Alton Marquette on Tuesday. Come out and watch our Bulldogs at home this week. ❤️🏀🖤
Highland up 49-38 with 4 minutes left in the contest.
Shots have started falling in as the Highland Bulldogs take a 30-19 lead at half over Tolono Unity.
Highland trails Tolono Unity 13-6 after one quarter of basketball. Just need a few shots to start going in.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team fell to St. Anthony 68-25 tonight. They will be back in action on Friday at 3pm vs. Unity in the St. Anthony Thanksgiving Tournament.
AP Chem students using multiple techniques to separate a mixture to determine the composition and purity.
AP Chem students using multiple techniques to separate a mixture to determine the composition and purity.
Boys bowling opened there season at home tonight versus Triad. The JV team won 7-0 and the Varsity team won 21-19 with Austin Davis shooting a nice 681 series. The high game goes to Logan Ostringer with a 263. Great job fellas!
Congratulations Ellie Brown on scoring your 1000 career point! Your Lady Bulldogs lead Salem 30-10 at the half!
The Lady Bulldogs fell to Teutopolis 40-36. They play again at 4pm vs Salem in the Salem Thanksgiving Tournament. Come cheer on the ladies as Ellie Brown is 3 points away from 1000 career points!
It’s a final in game one of the Salem Thanksgiving Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs Basketball team defeated Centralia 59-42. They are back in action on Saturday at 12pm vs. Teutopolis and at 4pm vs. Salem. Keep it up ladies! ❤️🏀🖤
HHS Families, Please click the link below for the November 2019 Parent Letter and Board Notes. https://5il.co/bga5
The Madrigal dinner is right around the corner and tickets are selling fast! Thanksgiving is next week so make sure to call the High School office at 618-654-7131 or by email Mrs. Duncan at email@example.com for your tickets today! You don’t want to miss this!
Please click the link to see the latest School Counseling Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/5tb1x You will find information about Semester 2 schedules and Registration for the 2020-2021 school year.
The HHS Driver Education Parent Meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
Winter Athletes, here is your updated practice schedule for Tuesday, November 12. Varsity Boys Basketball - 12pm-3pm Girls Basketball - 3pm-5pm Freshman Boys Basketball - 5pm-7pm Bowling - 3:30pm-5:30pm Dance - 1pm-3pm (HE) Wrestling/Cheer - Regular Schedule
Tickets for this years Madrigal dinner are now on sale and are selling fast! Please get your tickets ASAP by calling the High School office at 618-654-7131 or by emailing Mrs. Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Bulldog Marching Band for your pregame performance today! You rock!
Check out the link below to watch today’s Veterans Day Assembly in its entirety. Thank you to all our veterans who have served our great nation. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/highland-high-school-highland-il/evtdfe830d91e
https://youtu.be/8gnDtWY0M5w The Highland Hooligans and Bulldog Nation put together this video to send a HUGE shout out to our girls cross country team and one of our boy cross country members, Nick, as they leave this morning to run at the state tournament. In the words of fellow teammate Ethan Augustin, “[We] hope you run fast.” Good luck, Bulldogs! 🏃🏻♀️🐾❤️🍀
Just a reminder of our Veterans Day Assembly tomorrow morning. All veterans are invited to attend. https://5il.co/b7oo
This morning, 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 as part of our regular safety plan. Students are in class continuing their work and there is no safety concern at this time.
Attention parent(s)/guardian(s) with a winter athlete, we will be hosting an all Winter Sport Parent Meeting on Wednesday, November 13 at 6pm in the HHS cafeteria. See you then!
Highland will take on Rochester at 3pm on Saturday, November 9 at HHS. Tickets will be sold at HHS on Friday, November 8 from 11:15am-12:45pm. Tickets are $6 each. No passes will be accepted for this contest. Let's go Dogs!
Please see the link below for information on our Veterans Day Celebration this Friday, November 8th. https://5il.co/b4p8
AP Test Signup Deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 6. Fees are due at this time also. You can pay the full amount or $40 deposit. *This is a change from past years due to CollegeBoard change in policies*
Congrats to the Lady Bulldogs Cross Country Team for finishing 2nd at the IHSA Sectional today and advancing to the State Meet next Saturday. Also congrats to Nick Hanratty for advancing as an individual on the Boy’s Side. Great year for the Boys Team as well, advancing to the Sectional for the first time since 2011
Congratulations to the Highland Bulldogs Girls Cross Country team who took 2nd in the Decatur Sectional! The girls team is headed to State! The boys were also outstanding with Nick Hanratty qualifying for State! We are so proud of all of you! ❤️🏅🖤
It’s a big day for the Bulldogs! Best of luck to the girls and boys cross country team as they run at Sectionals in Decatur. Good luck also to the football team as they take on Cahokia in Cahokia this afternoon! Let’s go Dogs!
Don’t forget, Halloween Costume Contest tomorrow! Lots of prizes up for grabs! 🎃
Your Highland Bulldogs fell to East St. Louis tonight in two games. Thank you to our seniors for your time and talent! ❤️🏐🖤
Check out the following link to see what HHS students learned at the SWIC Manufacturing Day Field Trip! https://5il.co/aycl
Link for IHSA Football Pairings to see where our Bulldogs end up! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ihsa/evtea7a140208
The weather may not have been great, but the race sure was! Congratulations to our regional WINNERS, your lady bulldogs! Another huge congrats to our bulldogs who placed: Nick Hanratty (4th), Easton Rosen (5th), and Faith Brindley (5th). And a final congratulations to our boys who qualified as a team for the first time since 2011! We are SO proud of all of you!!! ❤️🐾 We’d also like to give a huge thank you to all of the fans who came out and stood in the rain. There’s nothing better than seeing you support each other. 🖤
Coach Bradley’s last pep talk worked! The boys team is headed to Sectionals! Well done fellas! https://www.enduranceracetiming.com/live/2019/hreg/
Reminder if you sold Optimist Pizzas this last rotation, you will need to pick those pizzas up on Monday, October 28 from 4-6 at Korte Meats.
Click the link to view the video Bulldog Nation recorded for our tennis team as they compete at the IHSA State Tournament today 🎾🐾❤️ We’re all rooting for you, ladies! #LetsGoDogs https://twitter.com/hhsbulldogad/status/1187390703103598593?s=21
Parents & Guardians, Please see the link below to access the HHS October Board Notes and Parent Letter. https://5il.co/aycl
Last night these girls helped their team win the 3rd MVC championship in a row, and tomorrow night they will celebrate their time as HHS volleyball players at their 🖤SENIOR NIGHT🖤 game! We’d love to see you help us pack the gym as we cheer on these girls and their team to victory. Tomorrow night’s game is a BLACK OUT⚫️⚫️⚫️ Games start at 4:15, and varsity will play around 6. HHS students wearing black will receive free admission, so show up and be loud!! #WeLoveOurSeniors #PackTheDogHouse 🏐❤️🐾
SIUE College Fair TONIGHT- 6:00pm-7:30pm Morris University Center