I bet you didn't know you had some amazing young theatrical talent in 6th grade. Your students retold the ancient story of the "Epic of Gilgamesh." They went above and beyond with costumes, props, and some outstanding acting skills. It was pretty cool how "into" it the kids were. Audiences in the classes were super respectful, and there were some students that absolutely shocked me on how outgoing they were. Here are a couple pics to put a smile on ya.
HMS Recipe Book -- HMS is excited to bring a new opportunity to our HMS Family. Our plan is to create a HMS Recipe Book, with recipes from our HMS Faculty and Staff, along with our HMS Family -- our students and their family members and friends. The process to submit recipes is online and very simple to do. If you are interested in helping us create a great recipe book, please follow the information at the bottom of this email. We truly appreciate all you help in this endeavor. If all goes well, we will have them up for sale in October, with delivery of the books right before Christmas. There will be a separate email with order forms attached. Thank you for all your help and support, and we looking forward to creating our HMS Recipe Book with all of you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kateri Odle at firstname.lastname@example.org Some details: *We would like to have all recipes submitted by September 30th. Here is the link you click on to start typing in your recipes: http://www.typensave.com/get-started/ User Name: HMS Cookbook Committee Password: HMS
We are needing parent volunteers for the night of the Homecoming Parade, Sept. 25th, to monitor the parade. You will be designated to certain streets to make sure that the parade is flowing safely, kids are not jumping around on floats, throwing objects very hard into the crowd, etc. You can contact Monica Rensing at 618-781-7809 or email@example.com. If you have any questions please let her know. Thank You!
There will be girls basketball open gym for the next three sundays leading up to tryouts. September 15, 22, & 29, from 5:00-6:30 in the middle school gym.
HMS Parents, We are approximately halfway through 1st quarter. You may view your child’s 1st quarter midterm grades after 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, by accessing their grades through PowerSchool. We will no longer send individual midterms and quarterly report cards home through email as PowerSchool allows parents and students to gain immediate access to grades. Throughout the year, reminder messages will be emailed home alerting parents when midterm and quarter grades will be available to view. Please go to the following link to obtain your child’s midterm grades: https://ps.highlandcusd5.org/public/ If you are having trouble accessing PowerSchool, please call the HMS office at 651-8800 with questions or concerns. Thanks so much, Liz Weder Principal
Parents: Please have students put names on their lunch boxes. We have a lot of lunch boxes that are left in the plaza with no names on them and are unclaimed. Thank you!
Do you love to debate, learn about current events, and study other countries? Then Model UN is for you!!! Ms. Abbott and Mrs. Athmer are planning to hold an informational meeting during ELP on Monday September 16th for anyone interested in finding out more about this exciting club. The first MUN meeting Monday, September 23rd from 2:45-4:00 in the media center. If you are interested in exploring our club, sign up at the Information Desk to learn more about this exciting group!
Baseball, Softball, & Cross Country pictures will be taken at the end of the day tomorrow. If your student has not brought home a picture form, please let us know today so that we may get them one before the end of day.
7th Grade Boys Baseball and 7th Grade Girls Softball home games are cancelled for today!
All Softball and Baseball games have been cancelled for today. Thanks!!
Please consider attending this session about Disc Golf at the Latzer Library. We cover a unit of this topic in PE and this may enhance your student's experience. ttps://5il.co/9pko
Parents, Please view the following link for the Athletic Events Parent Note: https://5il.co/9p5e Thank you, Dr. Chris Becker, HHS Principal
Cross Country practice has been cancelled for today. Football practice has been cancelled for today. Baseball will meet at the high school as normal. 8th grade softball will meet on the field as usual. 7th grade softball is meeting for practice in the pen. Thanks!!
If you have not had a picture taken for your ID and yearbook photo, Voegele Studio will be here this Wednesday, August 21, to get them taken. If you need your picture taken, please get in line in the plaza as soon as you arrive Wednesday morning. This is NOT for retakes. A separate date will be scheduled for those after all proofs have been printed and sent home. Thank you!
If your student has chosen to attend the Cross Country practice/info meeting today, it will end at 4:30. Please pick up your students at the HMS track.
If you missed the first PE Uniform store, we have re-opened it! Please make sure you check the information on the new dates. You will have to have PE clothing until these come in. https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_optional_pe_uniforms
Welcome Back! Attached is our August letter with important information concerning HMS. https://5il.co/977k
Just a reminder that Voegele Studio is currently in the Middle School library taking pictures for HHS and HMS IDs and yearbook pictures until 8 pm tonight. The line is not long at this time!
School Supply List: Students should have a notebook and pencil for the first day of school. The Pups Patch student bookstore sells items students may need for their classes such as colored pencils, index cards, markers, folders, erasers, compasses, protractors, assignment books, and poster board. The Pups Patch is open during lunch hours for student use when parent volunteers are available. Team lists of supplies are as follows: Grades 6, 7, and 8 Grade 6 Pencils (two-boxes - sharpened) Red Pens (Team 6 Red ONLY) Colored Pencils 3 Highlighters Pencil Case Dry erase Markers Eraser 2 glue sticks 1 roll of tape 2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper- wide ruled 1 package of graph paper (20 Sheets) Composition Notebook (Team 6 Black ONLY) 3 Three-Subject Notebook (SS, Math, and 6 Red ELA) 1 Blank page sketchbook 4 PLASTIC 3-prong folders with pockets Binder or Trapper Keeper (consider locker size) 1-Inch Binder (must have clear cover and spine sleeve (for ELA) 8 Tab Wipe On/Wipe Off Dividers (ELA) 1 Package Post-it Notes (3inch) 1 Container of Disinfectant Wipes 2 Boxes of Facial Tissues Inexpensive ear/headphones For Encore Art: 1 Sketchbook for Art Grade 7 Pencils Pens (only blue or black) 1 Package of Red Pens for Math Colored Pencils (set of 12) Markers 4 Dry Erase Markers (Eraser is optional) 1 single-subject notebook (preferably plastic cover) Graph Paper - 20 sheets 1-2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper 7 Two-Pocket Folders 1 Binder (zipper or Velcro closure)-Trapper Keeper 2 One-Inch Binders 2 Packages of 3x5 Lined Index Cards 1 Zipper Pencil Holder (holes to keep in binder) 1 white hi-polymer eraser 4 Glue Sticks Scissors Ruler (metric/inches) Protractor 2 Boxes Facial Tissues 1 Container of Clorox Wipes 1 Calculator (TI-30XA) 2 Earbuds (Please keep an extra pair in your locker at all times! These are necessary.) For Encore LA+: 1 Folder 1 Package of Loose Leaf Paper For Encore Art: 1 Sketchbook for Art Grade 8 Pens and Pencils Colored Pencils 3x5 Index Cards Highlighters Scissors Eraser 1 Package of Graph Paper 2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper 2 or More Glue Sticks 1 Calculator (Texas Instrument-TI-30XA recommended) 3 Boxes of Facial Tissues 1 container of disinfectant wipes (Boys) 1 Germ-X (Girls) Ear Buds For Encore LA+: 1 Folder 1 Package of Loose Leaf Paper For 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Band: 1 1⁄2” three ring binder 5 #2 pencils For Health 1 Folder 1 Notebook For 6th, 7th, & 8th Physical Education 1 Pair of Long Black Shorts 1 Gray T-Shirt with your last name on the back (Last name may be put on the back with a marker.) Other items may be requested by specific teams when school begins.
All students at HMS are required to wear a uniform that consists of a grey t-shirt with their last name on the back and long black shorts. Here is an option if you are interested. https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_optional_pe_uniforms/shop/home
If your child is planning on trying out for a fall sport at HMS this fall, please read and fill out the following form! https://forms.gle/jqA7eCeaytansdL78 Thank you!
All grades in Powerschool are updated and final for the 18-19 school year.
Tired of shopping for school supplies and going from store to store? Use this easy tool to one stop shop and have all of your supplies bought! There’s even backpack option! Did you know that the School Supply Kits are actually a FUNDRAISER!? Teacher Tailored not only makes it convenient for you, but you're helping support the PTO and giving back to your child's school!!! Online ordering is available until June 7! www.shopttkits.com
Caring for your child's mental health over summer break! By Lynette Dixon, PhD, LPC, NCC, CRAADC Summer is a time of year that students have looked forward to for as long as school attendance has been the norm in the United States. Songs such as "School's Out for Summer," demonstrate the sentiments that many hold for this precious time of year when demands are often lessened and students are free to enjoy the warm weather and extra time with family and friends. However, as celebrated as summer often is, it can be a difficult time for students who thrive on structure and more organized times for them to interact with their peers. The freedom of summer can be difficult for some students who may not be as well versed at organizing social interactions with peers and may lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. Students may fall into patterns of sleeping late and the lounging around at home too often. While typical summer behavior that is enjoyed by many, engaging in less activity can lead to feelings of boredom, unproductivity, and can lead to an increase in depressive symptoms, especially for students who are already pre-disposed to this condition. Students who struggle with mental and emotional issues often receive a lot of support during the school year from caring teachers, school counselors, and other staff whom they form relationships with and who are able to more closely monitor how they are doing. Without the support of these caring relationships signs can go un-noticed. However, summer can provide a time for parents or other caregivers to reconnect with their children and make some lasting memories. Here are some tips for parents to help their children take care of their mental health during summer break, as well as some signs to watch for: - Establish a summer routine. While summer is the perfect time to relax and embrace a slower pace, it is still important to maintain a routine so that children are continuing to engage in stimulating activities. - Practice healthy habits. Staying active, eating right, and practicing healthy sleep habits are important to maintain over the summer months. Our mental well-being is impacted by our physical health. - Encourage journal writing. This can provide an outlet for emotions. - Encourage children to start something new. Now can be the time to try something that they have always wanted to try. Embark on a new hobby or project. This can provide children with a sense of purpose and accomplishment. - Take extra time to engage in activities together. Family activities can be great, such as going to the park or tossing a ball back and forth after dinner. It can also be fun to spend some one-on-one time with each child during the summer months, such as a special breakfast with mom or dad, alternating which child to take out. These low pressure activities can open up some space for your child to share what is on his or her mind. - Keep an eye on their behavioral patterns. Many kids love to sleep late during the summer months, and this can be okay, but if they sleep for the majority of the day, no longer want to engage with others, experience extreme irritability, or if they stop engaging in activities that they once enjoyed, then this may be a cause for concern. - Watch for signs of excessive worry or concern, especially if the child also disengages from others or if they suddenly begin to engage in more sedentary activities. If you do notice any troubling signs with your child, starting a conversation with them can be a good place to start. It is also a good idea to consult with your pediatrician or even seek out a counseling appointment.
Summer camp information was sent out in an email to parents today. Volleyball, Tennis, Football, Baseball, Softball, Swim Team, etc. Flyers are available at the Highland Middle School office. 651-8800.
https://sites.google.com/highlandcusd5.org/hhsathletics/spring-sports/boys-tennis?authuser=0 Tennis Camp Individual and group instruction from the HHS Coach & players. Comprehensive Footwork and Movement drills. Fun games that review techniques. Free Camp T-shirt Dates: June 17, 18, 19 & 20 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Boys and Girls entering Grades 3 - 9 For questions contact Matt Pellock at 618-973-7637 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer Tennis Program Instruction by former Highland High School top players and coaches. Drills that focus on stroke development and footwork. Fun games that review techniques and match play 3 Session options available: 2, 4 or the full 6 weeks / Boys and Girls entering Grades 6 - 12 / Participants must bring their own racket and water bottle / Location: HHS Tennis Courts Dates: June 24 to August 2nd. Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. For questions contact Matt Pellock at email@example.com
The Highland Bulldog Hockey Club would like to invite anyone that might be interested in playing ice hockey to join the team this summer during our open ice skating. Any student interested (male or female) with a birth year prior to 12/31/2006. Opening skating is free to anyone wanting to participate. If they would like more information the can contact Kevin Miles the club president at firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates for this summer’s open skating for the Highland Bulldog Hockey Club are: 7/7 McKendree RecPlex at 5:00 7/14 East Alton Ice Arena at 3:00 7/21 East Alton Ice Arena at 3:00 7/28 East Alton Ice Arena at 3:00 8/4 East Alton Ice Arena at 6:30 8/11 East Alton Ice Arena at 6:30 8/18 East Alton Ice Arena at 4:15 8/25 East Alton Ice Arena at 4:15
If interested in playing Highland Bulldog Ice Hockey for the 19-20 season, contact Kevin Miles at email@example.com for more info. Boys and girls entering grades 7-12. Summer skates will start in July to test it out. No experience necessary!
HHS Bass Fishing Tryouts to be held for all incoming Freshman. Please see link for more information! https://5il.co/7p4f
7th Grade Baseball IDU today!⚾️❤️ Here are some 7B math students playing a game of (dice) baseball while calculating batting averages and on base percentages.
Football meeting for 8th grade boys: There will be a meeting for all 8th grade boys interested in playing football at HHS next year. The meeting will take place on May 15, 2019, from 6-6:45 in the HS commons. Players and parents will need to be in attendance.
We are currently under a tornado warning. Student students are safely in shelter. Buses may be delayed.
Reminder - Parent orientation for incoming 6th grade parents, this Thursday, May 2, at HMS from 6:30-7:30. We encourage students to come on the separate day held for them in August.
HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL 2019-2020 CHEERLEADERS SASHA ADKINS AVA ALLEN KYLIE BLOEMKER LEXIE FEARS AVA LERCHER CHLOE MC TEER KARA SHAW EMMA ETHRIDGE COLLIN HELDENBRAND LEXI JOHNSON COLE PARSONS AVERY STARWALT RYLEE THOLE AVERY ARRINGTON LYDIA BRANDMEYER EMERSON DAPKUS JENNA GRIEVE ABBEY HOWARD SOPHIA ROGIER TO ALL THAT MADE THE TEAM CONGRATULATIONS! TO THOSE THAT DID NOT PLEASE KNOW THAT IS WAS A VERY HARD DECISION TO MAKE AND MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE TO CONTINUE TO WORK HARD WITH FOCUS ON TUMBLING. I HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU AT THE 2020-2021 HMS CHEERLEADING TRYOUT. IMPORTANT INFORMATION MANDATORY PARENT & CHEERLEADER MEETING & FITTING MONDAY APRIL 29 TH – 6:00PM – HMS MEDIA CENTER PLEASE WEAR SPORTS BRA & SPANDEX SHORTS FOR YOUR FITTING. MANDATORY PARENT ONLY MEETING THURSDAY MAY 2 ND - 6:30PM – HMS MEDIA CENTER A LOT OF INFORMATION WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THIS MEETING. FIRST PAYMENT OF $350.00 FOR THE ORDERING OF CLOTHING, SHOES ECT WILL BE DUE THURSDAY MAY 2 ND 2019. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “HMS or orders will not be made.
Track practice has been cancelled for today, Thursday, April 25. Thank you!
Parents - Just a reminder that students with any outstanding balances at the end of the school year, including Textbook, Athletic, Library, Cafeteria, or sport uniforms, will NOT be able to attend any field trips until these are paid in full and all uniforms are collected. Thank you!
Track practice has been cancelled for today, Wednesday, April 24th.
Our Food For Families Drive ends this Wednesday, and we are hoping to get more donations by tomorrow. All of the food donated goes to HACSM, the Highland Food Pantry, so everything you give is staying close to home. It is with great hopes that you will be able to give . . . if you can. As of right now, here are the standings in the advisories: 6th = Nave, 7th = Hubbard, and 8th = Schmitz. Each winning grade advisory wins a pizza party, as simple way of saying Thank You!!
Spring picture proofs are being sent home today with your student. If your student left early, or was not in attendance today, they will get the proof sheet on Tuesday morning. The deadline to order pictures is Friday, April 26. Make sure to return your form, with the pose selected, and money to the office by that date. Thank you!!
No after-school tutoring tomorrow Wednesday, April 16.
Important Incoming 6th Grade Parent Info - Please see the attachment for details. https://5il.co/77w7
Friday, April 19 is the last day to order the 2018-19 yearbook for HMS. They are $35. You can use this link to order them online - https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1075013/Highland-Middle-School/
Any incoming Freshman that wishes to play HHS football there is a Mandatory parent/player meeting May 15th at the HHS Commons from 6:00-6:45pm. All players please bring a pencil and notebook. Any questions please contact Monica Rensing 618-781-7809.
HMS TRACK MEET FOR TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! The students have been made aware as well. Thanks!
The HMS Student Council would like to complete one more community service project before the end of the school year. We have chosen to participate in a food drive called "Food For Families", which benefits families in all of Madison County. We are especially excited, because our donations will go directly to the HACSM, our local food pantry. Last year, the drive collected over 17,100 pounds of food, with many local schools participating. Their goal this year is to collect 25,000 pounds of food, and we are excited to try to help them achieve this goal. Students may donate any of the items below and/or monetary donations. Food products are weighed, while each dollar donated equals a pound of food. This is our second year participating in the event, we do not have a set goal, but we are excited to find out what we can raise for this wonderful program. We are going to run this as an advisory competition from April 1st - 24th. The winning advisory, the one with the most weight collected, from each grade level will receive a pizza party. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the FaceBook page "Food For Families Madison County". Thanks, Dawn Hubbard Suggestions For Donations: *Canned Beans *Canned Fruits *Canned Tomatoes *Canned Tomato Sauce *Canned Tomato Soup *Canned Tuna *Crackers *Cereal *Hamburger Helper *Jelly *Macaroni And Cheese *Oatmeal *Pancake Mix *Pancake Syrup *Peanut Butter *Pie Filling *Ramen Noodles *Spaghetti Pasta *Spaghetti Sauce (Please do not send big bulk items, as they are not easily transported, resulting in them possibly being left out of the weight total. In addition, please make sure you check expiration dates, as we cannot send these items either.)
We are excited to announce that we will be adding a new feature to our Glow Dance this Friday -- a photo booth!! The Fete Photo Booth takes pictures and then sends them to you via your phone or email, so you can easily share and/or print them. If you wish to participate in the photo booth, we will collect $2.00 at the door and stamp your hand, which will give you access to unlimited pictures throughout the event. We have attached some pictures from these photo booths, so you can see the excellent memories that are captured of your evening. Thanks, Dawn Hubbard
Board of Education lowers athletic and activity fees. Check out the Highland Newsleader article! https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/article228450584.html
A MANDATORY PARENT & CHEERLEADER MEETING FOR 2019-2020 CHEER TRYOUTS HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY APRIL 1ST AT 6:30PM IN THE PLAZA AT HMS. TRYOUT DATES WILL BE GIVEN AT THE MEETING.
Parents and Students, The link to order t-shirts and hoodies is now open until March 31st. Here is the link. https://aa-sportswear.com/team_bryce/shop/home We have a few sizes available for cash and carry at school (checks can be made out to Team Bryce). T-shirts are $20 and Hoodies are $30. T-shirt sizes available are adult medium, large, x-large, and 1 xxl (this shirt is $25) Hoodies available in adult medium...very limited supply. We are planning to take a group photo on Friday to show our support for Bryce as he continues to battle cancer. Students are asked to wear their Team Bryce shirt on Friday, 3/22, if they have one. If they do not have one they may choose to make a small sign showing their support. Shirts and signs are not needed to be included in the photo.
Spring Picture Info can be found in this attachment. Grade 7 - April 2 Grade 6 - April 3 Grade 8 - April 4 https://5il.co/6xrg
HMS Glow Dance The HMS Student Council would like to announce their upcoming Glow Dance!! The Glow Dance is on Friday, March 29th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., with doors opening at 5:45 p.m. Tickets go on sale next week, Monday through Friday, during lunch hours, and the week of the dance. Tickets cost $5.00 before the event and $7.00 the day of the event and at the door. The attire for the evening is school appropriate casual -- or, dress with the theme and glow all night long. Students will enjoy in music being played by DJAY AJAY, along with some refreshments . . . cookies and drinks. We will also have a small concession stand available to purchase other items, such as candy bars. And, keeping with our theme, we will have "glow" items also available to purchase. We are looking forward to a wonderful evening with the students of HMS. If you have any questions, please contact Mecala Scholl at email@example.com
Come to HMS's Gym Lobby on Tonight, March 12, from 3:30-6:30 to place early bids and purchase tickets for our basket Raffle. All prizes and packages will be awarded at our Annual Trivia Night on March 15. We still have tables available! Auction Leader Link: http://bit.ly://auctionleaders Silent Auction Bid form: http://bit.ly/hmsauction Reserve a Table at Trivia Night Link: http://bit.ly/hmstrivia Thanks for supporting HMS!
Here are our current Silent Auction Leaders! Come to HMS's Gym Lobby on Tuesday, March 12, from 3:30-6:30 to place early bids and purchase tickets for our basket Raffle. All prizes and packages will be awarded at our Annual Trivia Night on March 15. We still have tables available! Auction Leader Link: http://bit.ly://auctionleaders Silent Auction Bid form: http://bit.ly/hmsauction Reserve a Table at Trivia Night Link: http://bit.ly/hmstrivia Thanks for supporting HMS!
Track practice has been cancelled for today due to inclement weather. Thank you!
FULL Track practice starts tomorrow, March 6. Practice will run after school until 4:30. This will happen regardless of weather. They will bring the students inside if it cannot be held outside. If you have any questions, please email Coach Coziar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder Pieces of Highland fundraiser is going to be on March 23 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds will benefit the school district’s Fine Arts Dept. Come out and enjoy lots of great food, drinks and music by Buffalo Road.
Highland Middle School is collecting textiles to be reused or recycled in the USAgain bin located at the corner of Troxler and Rt. 160. Clothing, footwear, linens, and accessories (gloves, hats, belts, bags, purses, etc.) are accepted 24/7 in any condition- in closed bags please. Every time the bin is full, a tree is planted and funds are earned for HMS!
One Night Only! HMS Trivia Night Open Registration and Basket/Silent Auction Preview Tuesday, March 12 , from 3:30-6:30 pm Gym Lobby Attention all Trivia Goers! We will be opening our doors early on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Gym Lobby in order to allow you to come and register for a table at our annual Trivia Night on Friday, March 15. Each table consists of 8 person teams with a cost of $80 ($10 per person). To reserve a table now to participate in our 6th Annual Trivia Night, click the following link: http://bit.ly/hmstrivia Basket Raffles tickets will also be sold allowing you to take a change before our annual trivia night. It is not required for you to be in attendance to win the basket. Tickets cost $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 10 tickets, and $10 for 25 tickets. Silent auction items will be available for early bids as well. For more information about our Trivia Night check out our Trivia Night Website and attached flyer. http://hmstrivianight.weebly.com and https://5il.co/6py3 Thanks so much, Highland Middle School
HMS Parents, We are offering you the opportunity to place early bids if you are interested in our Annual Trivia Night Silent Auction. There are many great items available to bid on this year! To bid please click the link below for more details and to place your bids. Submit a bid: http://bit.ly/hmsauction We will update the highest bids each day on our HMS website and on our HMS Facebook page after 3:30. You may also check the highest bid by clicking the following: http://bit.ly/auctionleaders If you would like to join us at Trivia Night and be able to place a final bid for the Silent Auction on Friday, March 15, 2019, please sign up to reserve a table today. Each table consists of 8 person teams with a cost of $80 ($10 per person). To reserve a table to participate in our 6th Annual Trivia Night, click the following link: http://bit.ly/hmstrivia For more information about our Trivia Night check out our Trivia Night Website: http://hmstrivianight.weebly.com Thanks for supporting HMS! Ms. Liz Weder and Mr. Matt Scheibel
Parents, Just a reminder that if you purchased a candy gram for your student, please make sure to send in all money to the office by tomorrow. Please mark the envelope with either Kateri Odle or Deb Holcmann's name. Thank you!!
Highland Boys Basketball won their game tonight against Collinsville, 52-40. Join us Thursday night for the Regional Championship where they will play against Fulton! Let's go Highland!!!
Due to the extreme temperatures expected tomorrow morning, school will not be in session tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30. We fully expect classes to be back in session on Thursday. Thank you.
Just a reminder that Boys Basketball Regionals are tonight at your HMS gym. Come cheer on the boys as they face Collinsville @ 5:30pm!
HHS Dance Camp will be held February 16, 2019, at the Highland Elementary Gym. The Camp will start at 9 am. Flyers with registration information are available at the HMS Information Center.
HHS Bulldog Baseball Camp for 6th graders will be held March 16 and 17th, 2019 at the HHS Gym. Flyers with more information are available at the HMS Information Center.
Parents & Students, Some of you already know that Bryce Meacham, a student at HMS on Team 8 Black, was diagnosed with cancer last fall. Bryce's mom has shared the following information about his illness: Bryce has Ewing’s Sarcoma. Ewing’s is a childhood/adolescent cancer, which is found in the bone and soft tissue. Bryce had noticed a tumor on his leg and we had it removed early in the school year. Because this is an aggressive cancer we have an aggressive treatment plan. The plan consists of 30 weeks, including 15 rounds of chemo treatment and they are adding radiation around the 12th week or 6th treatment pending no setbacks. He is admitted to the hospital for treatment every other week. Several have reached out to ask what they can do to help and/or show support. T-shirts and hoodies that are being sold as a fundraiser. You can follow this link to order online: https://aa-sportswear.com/team_bryce/shop/home The shirts will be delivered to the school. In addition, there are bracelets and key chains available to purchase. The bracelets are $5 each and keychains are $8 each. Students may stop by Mrs. Kleinmann's room to purchase those items. Attached please find a flyer for a local fundraiser being planned for Saturday, March 30th to support Bryce's family as well as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This event is open to anyone 21 and over. This is not a school-sponsored activity. It is being sponsored by TEAM BRYCE and TEAM SWEEN. However, items being raffled off at the event are being made available for students to win in order to support TEAM BRYCE. These items are an iPad Pro and a bat signed by the entire Cardinal baseball team. Raffle tickets will be sold at school before the event. You can buy 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. The drawing will take place on March 30th at the event, but you do not need to be present to win. There will be a silent auction the night of the event. Anyone who wishes to donate items to be auctioned off please contact Ann Kleinmann at email@example.com. Also, please feel free to share this flyer on social media and help us spread the word.
Fortnite dancing contest in 6th grade lunch. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DC4B7BH-xAESNgdQy0y-M3L3e_hRnan4/view?usp=sharing
Please see this updated flyer with the corrected dates. We apologize for any confusion. Thank you! https://5il.co/67km
Attention Parents: Volleyball tryouts for 6th grade will continue tomorrow for those making first cuts. It will also include 7th grade. Please see the attached flyer with all dates and information. Please make sure that your student has a current physical on file in the school office. If you have any questions, please call the HMS office. Thanks! https://5il.co/67gu
VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS! 6th grade only tryouts are from 2:45 - 4:45 pm tomorrow (Tuesday). Please be dressed appropriately and have a shirt on with your name on the back (PE shirts will work). 7th-8th tryouts will be announced soon...
All HMS sports and activities are cancelled for today and Saturday. This includes musical practice and set design, all games, sports practices, etc. Thank you!
HMS Cheerleaders will not be attending IESA competition this weekend and there will also not be practice. Thanks!
The girls basketball regional championship game that was scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to the extreme weather conditions being forecasted. The game will now be held on Monday, January 14 at 5:30 pm at the HMS gym. Thank you for understanding!
HHS Dance Team will be hosting a dance camp for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The camp will be held on February 16, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Highland Elementary Gym. Fliers and registration forms are available at the HMS Information Desk.
A big congrats to Coach Durbin and the 7th grade girls' basketball team as they finished their season with 18 wins and 3 losses!
Any current 8th graders, incoming Freshman, that are interested in playing HHS football, there will be an informational parent/player meeting Wednesday December 19, 2018 at HMS at 6:30 pm. We strongly encourage anyone that is interested in playing this fall to attend. If you are unable to attend the meeting please contact Monica Rensing at 618-781-7809. Thank you, Coach Warnecke Monica Rensing
Friday, December 21, 2018, Highland Middle School will dismiss at 1:50 pm.
Attention Highland Middle School: Student Council's Pack the Place scheduled from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, has been cancelled. Student Council plans on rescheduling this event for the end of January. Students that purchased a ticket will need to come to the office during their lunch hour to receive a refund.
Lost and Found: **If your student has lost jewelry, sunglasses, watches, clothing of all kinds, PE uniforms, shoes, books, etc., please have them check the lost and found before the 14th. We have a LOT of stuff.
HOMEWORK: The Highland District Website is: www.highlandcusd5.org. If you go to that link, find the Schools Tab and slide down to Highland Middle School. On that page, you will find you will find a button marked Homework. Click on the button and you will see pictures of each team. To check information about Team Events, homework calendar, VIP Requirements, Homework Links, Teacher Bios, Announcements and Team News, please click on your child's website link below. This is the preferred method of getting homework for grade 6, team 7B and team 8R. 6Black Website: hmsteam6black.weebly.com/teachers.html Team 6Red Website: http://hmsteam6red.weebly.com/ 7Black Website: http://hmsteam7black.weebly.com/index.html Team 7Red Website: http://hmsteam7red.weebly.com/ Team 8Black Website: http://team8black.weebly.com/ Team 8Red Website: https://hms8red.weebly.com/
HMS Pack The Place Highland Middle School will be hosting a Pack the Place event on Monday, December 10th. Students who attend the event will stay after school to participate in a variety of activities listed on the flyer. Students will then be walked down to the to the gym to attend and cheer on the HMS Boys' Basketball Team, as they take on Triad. Students can purchase a Pack the Place ticket for $8.00 from Tuesday, December 4th - Monday, December 10th. This will give them access to the activities/event, pizza, a drink, a cookie, and admission to the basketball game. Students can purchase a ticket during lunch time from our HMS Student Council members. Students must keep this ticket, as it is going to be used like money that evening.
Learning about Estonia from Highland’s foreign exchange student Damaris in Mrs Hubbard and Ms. Braundmeier’s geography classes today! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kr8WxbdD3na8LfmU0JY7-0TJC2GqXnl2/view?usp=sharing
Check out Mrs. Schmitz's class making ice cream in science class today! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cyU26k3LfmG3DaL2Ju3MMU2YJZeB9aDX
Check out a full recording of our Veterans Day Assembly online - https://tinyurl.com/y8bd3l3x ! Special thanks to Connor Mortland and his crew for making this recording possible!
The vendor fair is being held in the HMS gymnasium. We will also have concessions available for purchase as well! Hope to see you there!
HHS football plays tomorrow at Joliet Catholic in Peoria. They are taking a fan bus. If HMS students want to go there are a few spots left. Parents need to go to the high school office and bring $6 and fill out a permission slip today! Go Dawgs
Saturday, November 10th there will be a Youth Arts Expo at the Masonic Temple from 11:30 to 1 pm
HMS Family, We would love to invite all of our community veterans to our annual Veteran's Day Assembly on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 1:15 in the HMS Gymnasium. We hope that you can join us! See the attached flyer below for more details, http://5il.co/5f2a
Highland Middle School is collecting new or used shoes for the Shoeman Water Project! Shoes are used to raise funds to provide clean water around the world. All types are accepted including athletic, sandals, boots, and more as long as they do not have holes in them. Please place shoes in our donation box in the front entrance by Friday, November 16.
HSHS St Joseph hospital auxiliary Used book sale Nov 1st 1-4 pm. $3 admission November 2. 9 am to 4 pm. Free admission November 3. 9 am to noon. $3 admission Ungata Conference Center
Girls Basketball raised $172 for Breast Cancer Awareness during Friday night's game! Way to go!
Thanks to Highland Optimist Club for our district VR goggles. 6th grade used the VR goggles to explore Ancient Egypt.