We received a lot of positive feedback about the Kahoot challenge. Unfortunately I cannot declare a winner, because many of you took it multiple times until you got a perfect 100%, or you did not use your full name to identify yourself. Reviewing info repeatedly is a great way to learn the content! Thanks for participating.
HMS Video Announcements for March 30th through April 4th. I hope you enjoy!!! https://youtu.be/fWiAOHscZLs
I loved seeing everyone getting an opportunity to get outdoors today. Remember tomorrow is School Spirit Day. Take pics in Bulldog gear or in school colors and upload it to the link below! Thanks for participating! https://forms.gle/w1KukFbQpFbF82sq5
Today's HMS Update is brought to you by Ms. Weder!!!! Please click the link to view the video. https://youtu.be/RKOMrxB36Ls
Wacky Hair Day and More! Don't forget Tomorrow is Outdoor Fun Day! Take a break and get outside and enjoy the 72 degree weather! Submit your pics at: https://forms.gle/w1KukFbQpFbF82sq5 Keep the school spirit going! We miss you!
Wonderful Wednesday- 8Red students brightening the days of those we are trying to protect. ❤️
More pics from our Virtual Spirit Week! Today was Tasty Tuesday and some additional pics from Hat Day! Don't forget tomorrow is Wacky Hair Day Wednesday! Can't wait to see what you come up with HMS! Please add the pics to this form: https://forms.gle/w1KukFbQpFbF82sq5
8red Tuesday at home
Happy National Puppy Day from Team 8 Red!
Check out some images from our Virtual Hat Day for Virtual Spirit Week! Thanks to all participated today! Tomorrow is Tasty Tuesday! Take a pic of your favorite lunch and submit to this link: https://forms.gle/w1KukFbQpFbF82sq5 Updating School Spirit Advisory Leaders soon!
Dear Parents: Quarter 3 final grades are available in PowerSchool for viewing
Please check out this week's Announcements. Here you can find details about HMS's Virtual Spirit Week, birthdays, and even a video from Mr. Baumgartner!!! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQsu_E8Kk7PUKuyb9aQLUIzrSZHANBx2xjWiaH3QZRAQhheTg-hccNnlKzyfiSaUoH2Bag3dMzXRcxN/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
Monday will be a normal attendance day at HMS. Students should bring books and materials as normal. (Some teams 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 expectations for academic engagement. Students do not need band instruments and will not have band sectionals tomorrow.
Below is the district’s schedule through March 30: Monday, March 16 Student Attendance Day (normal schedule) Tuesday, March 17 Teachers & Paras Report (TI Schedule to prep for student engagement days)
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.
HMS Parents and Staff, All after school activities for HMS are cancelled starting tonight Friday, March 13, 2020 until March 31, 2020. This includes all athletics, clubs, intramurals, lessons, or any other group or organization using school facilities. Thank you for understanding, Liz Weder Principal Highland Middle School
Dear HMS Families, We are going to cancel our HMS Trivia Night for tonight Friday, March 13, 2020, in light of the recent meeting recommendations by state officials. It is more important at this time to protect the health of all members of our community. We hope to reschedule before the end of the school year, but we will have to wait and see how things progress to be sure. We will refund any money that has already been paid to attend. The Silent Auction items and basket items will be held until we can reschedule when we feel it is safe to hold this event. All tables will be held until we determine a future date for the event. Please contact the office if you would like a refund or you may wait until we reschedule. Office contact info: 618-651-8800 or email email@example.com. Thanks so much, Liz Weder Principal Highland Middle School
Trivia Night is On!! As of right now we are NOT cancelling our Trivia Night tomorrow, Friday, March 13. Please plan to come and have a great night out! Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Congratulations to 7 Black’s Mag 7 Winners! Keep up the good work:)
6 Black building Roman arches and testing their strength.
Track Apparel Store is Now Open!! Hurry, orders will only be accepted through March 15! Please click on the link to purchase. Thank you! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_track_field_2020
Parents - If your student signed up for Track, please check your email for an important message regarding Track being cancelled for this week. You will only have an email if your child signed up. Thank You!
Congratulations to the Team 6 Black Super Six Award winners for February!
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/HMSAuction1920 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/AuctionLeaders19 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 13, 2020, 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!
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. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Angie Fears at 618-792-4311
Team 6 Black designed tall structures that could withstand an earthquake.
HMS Families - The VFW has asked us to reach out to our families to see if there are any students willing to help bus tables at their fish fry events on Friday evenings. They run today through April 19. You would start at 5:00pm and end at 7:00 pm. They will be fed a meal for working. If anyone is available on any of the evenings, please call Kate Broadhurst at 618-531-6836 to sign up. Thank you!
HHS Football will be offering a 7 on 7 flag football clinic for grades 6, 7 and 8. Instructors will be HHS coaches and players. Practices start on April 13 and end on May 18 and will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 6 to 7 pm. Flyers are available at the HMS Information Desk or you may contact Coach Warnecke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HHS will be hosting a hitting camp for students in grade 8 on March 15, and 19th, 2020. Sunday, March 15 times are 7:00 - 8:30 pm and Thursday, March 19 times are 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Cost of the camp is $40. There will be a number of competitive activities that will be new to the campers and will reinforce the basics. Flyers are available at the HMS Information Desk.
HHS will be hosting a hitting camp for students in grade 7 on March 8, and 12th, 2020. Sunday, March 8 times are 7:30 - 9:00 pm and Thursday, March 12 times are 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Cost of the camp is $40 but you get 2 kids for $40 There will be a number of competitive activities that will be new to the campers and will reinforce the basics. Flyers are available at the HMS Information Desk.
Flag Football Sign Ups - Please see the attached flyer if your student is interested in participating. https://5il.co/daab
HMS Athletics Mazzio's Night - Monday, March 9, 5:00 – 9:00pm. Come out to support the sports teams at Highland Middle School and maybe your favorite coach will wait on you!
Congratulations to our HMS Model UN team who won 20 individual awards out of 55 available and had two of the five delegation awards. 168 kids were present representing 9 schools! They had an amazing Conference this year! Thanks to Mrs. Abbott and Mrs. Athmer and all our HHS helpers for guiding the kids through this process! We are so proud of all of you!
HHS will be hosting a hitting camp for students in grade 6 on February 27 and 29, 2020. Saturday, February 29 times are 4:30 - 6:00 pm and Thursday, February 27 times are 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Cost of the camp is $40 but you get a second child for free. There will be a number of competitive activities that will be new to the campers and will reinforce the basics. Flyers are available at the HMS Information Desk.
Highland community, please come out and welcome home your IDTA State Dance Champions! There will be an escorted parade starting at HMS at 1:00. It will head south on 160 to Broadway and around the square, then back to HMS. Hope to see you all out cheering them on!
Parents - Please read the attached letter from our school nurse regarding the current flu season at HMS. Thank you! https://5il.co/d0qe
HMS Parents, We are approximately halfway through 3rd quarter. You may view your child’s 3rd quarter midterm grades after 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 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
Don't delay, sign up for your trivia night table now! Come out for a great night with the family. The raffle baskets and silent auction baskets are incredible this year! Check out this flyer for more details. See you there! https://5il.co/c7ik
HMS proudly presents Disney's Aladdin, Jr.! Doors will open at 6:30 pm each night. Please dress warm as you will be outside until doors open. Concessions will be available, but please remember to enjoy them in the lobby. Thank you for your support! https://5il.co/ctza
We regret we have to cancel Intramural Bowling today. Our staff member and our regular transportation are both if unavailable. We apologize for any confusion. We wanted to get this message out early in case there are changes for your student's transportation home. Thank you!
PARENTS - Due to inclement weather ALL after school activities have been cancelled! This includes tutoring, strategy gaming, Musical, IMSA, Basketball, & Volleyball. Students have been notified. Thank you!
Due to inclement weather tonight the HMS Boys regional game in Centralia is cancelled for tonight. It has been rescheduled for the same time, 5:30 pm tomorrow, Thursday, February 6. Thank you!
Congratulations to the students on team 8 Black who received certificates for either honor roll or high honor roll for quarter 2. Several received special VIP certificates if they raised their GPA by .4. Keep up the outstanding work!
Congratulations to the students on team 8 Black who received certificates for either honor roll or high honor roll for quarter 2. Several received special VIP certificates if they raised their GPA by .4. Keep up the outstanding work!
The first place HHS Cheerleaders are holding a cheer clinic on Saturday, February 15 at Highland Elementary School. Any student in grades 3 through 8 is welcome. **Doors open at 8:30 for check-in** TIME: 9:00AM - 2:00PM **PARENT DEMONSTRATION AT 1:45PM** Mail Registration Form (attached) to: Danette Daiber 1812 Klaus Geiger Rd. Highland, Il 62249 Students may also pick up a flyer at the HMS Office. COST: $30.00 per person if paid by January 31 (INCLUDES T-SHIRT & LUNCH) NOTE: Late registration (after January 31) will be $35.00 (T-Shirts not guaranteed) Highland, IL 62249 CHECKS PAYABLE TO: HHS CHEERLEADERS Email Questions to: email@example.com (Detach and Return by Friday, January 31, 2020)
For Students, Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and Student Council has a wonderful opportunity for you to do something for that special someone -- purchase a candy gram. Candy grams will be sold February 3rd - 6th. Students may purchase candy grams for $1.00 during their lunch hours. Your valentine will receive a full-size candy bar and special handwritten message from you on Thursday, February 14th. Happy Valentine's Day!! For Parents, We have lots of parents ask about whether or not they can purchase candy grams for their own children, their children's friends, teachers, etc. . . . the answer is yes you can. If you would like to purchase a candy gram, please fill-out this form -- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2-Y5QGvqz5MXESnl2tlLr8cdml5H8UkRiIqWANrRj2GGPQw/viewform. Please have your student turn in the money for candy grams in an envelope to the office. They will need to give it to either Debbie Holcmann or Kateri Odle by Friday, February 7th. Please make sure you put on the outside or inside of the envelope who the candy gram is for or who is giving it. Each candy gram is $1 for a full size candy bar. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Dawn Hubbard and Mecala Scholl HMS Student Council Sponsors Candy Gram Message: *I Think You're Worth A "100 Grand"! (100 Grand) *Give Me A Break . . . Be My Valentine! (Kit Kat) *You Are Magnificent & Marvelous! (M&Ms) *Thanks For Being My Friend "Now And Later"! (Now And Later) *A Million "Reese" Ons Why I Like You! (Reese's Peanut Butter Cups) *You're A Real Gem! (Ring Pop) *You Color My World! (Skittles) *You Are My "Sweet Tart"! (Sweet Tarts)
Football Mtg for all 8th graders interested in playing football next fall *Coach Warnecke will be here to hold a football meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, in the HMS Plaza for all 8th graders interested in playing football next year. Have you never played before? Now is the time for parents and students to come and hear all about a very successful, winning program, ask questions and find out more. Parents, please attend with your student.
8 Red Honor Roll!
Highland 7th grade boys play at 6:30 pm tonight. Come out and cheer them on as they play Carriel.
Recently one of our students lost a parent unexpectedly. There is a group holding a Dance with a DJ and Silent auction as a fundraiser to help this family. The Dance is Saturday, February 22, 2020. It will be held at Lindendale Park. Doors open at 6 pm with DJ and dinner at 7 pm. There will be 50/50 drawings and Silent Auction items. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the family. They are asking for Silent Auction donations or monetary donations. If you feel you would like to help them by donating something or purchasing tickets to the dance, please call or text Julia at 618-540-9003.
6th grade baseball parents, please see the attached flyer about an upcoming hitting camp. https://5il.co/cefo
Just a reminder that 8th grade Volleyball tryouts start today after school. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Thank you! https://5il.co/cef4
HMS Dance is performing in Edwardsville at the IDTA competition. HMS Lyrical was at 8:34 with their Jazz performance at 11:26. HHS will perform at 9:22, 12:50, and 3:14. Good luck ladies!!!
Due to expected wintery mix in the noon hour, Highland CUSD No. 5 will be closed today, January 17th. This is a difficult decision, but early dismissal creates many issues for many parents. Thank you and have a great day!
Good luck at Regionals tonight!
Congratulations to our HMS cheer team on their 1st Place State Title at the ICCA competition today! This will be the 3rd state title in a row for HMS. They are also celebrating with the HHS team with their state title on Saturday. There will be a parade at around 8:00 pm tonight! Come to the square to celebrate their success!
January 10, 2020 HMS Parents, This week begins 2nd semester. I hope that everyone has had a great year so far. You may view your child’s 1st semester grades today by accessing their grades through PowerSchool. Just a reminder that 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, quarter, and semester grades will be available to view. Please go to the following link to obtain your child’s 2nd Quarter and 1st semester 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 Highland Middle School (618) 651-8800 ext 3202
Hello Everyone, Highland Middle School registration is open for our Seventh Annual Trivia Night on Friday, March 13th!! It is truly a night full of fun!! We will obviously have lots and lots of trivia with prizes to win for first and last place. But, there is even more -- there will be a 50/50 drawing, approximately twenty-five basket raffles and items up for bid in silent auctions. We will send out a list of silent auctions available very soon. We will post a site later and send out to everyone, so you can bid online for any of the silent auctions. Ski will be provided for the evening, free of charge and while supplies last, with water, candy, and Chick-Fil-A chicken and fish sandwiches available to purchase. However, please feel free to bring in your own snacks to indulge in, while you test your trivia skills. Remember -- no alcohol is permitted. In order to reserve a table, please go to the following website and complete the registration form: www.hmstrivianight.weebly.com. In order to reserve a table, you will need eight players at a cost of $10 per player or $80 total. Players can be any combination of ages, as long as they are in sixth grade or above. Mulligans will be available for purchase at the door for $10 per table. We will also have special games at intermissions, like heads and tails, so bring your dollars. It is with great hope that we will have a packed house to enjoy in a wonderful evening of fun!! Register today!! If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Hubbard at email@example.com. https://5il.co/c7ik
Please see the Volleyball Tryout schedule below. This schedule is for 6th & 7th grade only! We will post information about 8th grade as soon as possible. If your child signed up for Volleyball, you will receive a separate email about updating physicals if your child does not have a current physical on file. https://5il.co/c51v
Parents - Volleyball signups have begun! Please talk with your child to see if they signed up. All students MUST have a current physical on file prior to tryouts. They will be held in mid January. If you are questioning whether or not the physical is current, please call the office at 618-651-8800.
Team 8Red “Wipe Out” toilet paper drive will extend to Thursday! Also VIP permission slips and $6 are due by Thursday!
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 evening, due to the inclement weather, Highland Community Unit School District Number 5 will not be in session tomorrow, Monday, December 16. Thank you.
7th grade girls with a win at the Shiloh Shootout! Great job by the ladies today.
8th grade girls with a win in the Shiloh Shootout. Well done ladies.
Intramural Volleyball has been cancelled for today. We will let you know if you if we can reschedule. Thank you for understanding.
Parents, our lost and found is overflowing! Please have your child check to see if any of the items are theirs. You are also welcome to come check and see if you can claim anything. We hold our annual fashion show of lost items the last week of school before we leave for the winter holidays. Anything not claimed by December 20th will be donated to the less fortunate. Thank you!
Girls Basketball Summer Campers...do not forget that the JV/V Girls Basketball team has invited you to their game vs. Jerseyville on Monday, December 9. You will receive free entry since you attended camp! Don't forget to wear your camp tee shirt. The JV game starts at 6pm and the varsity game will follow.
Boys Basketball Summer Campers...do not forget that the JV/V Boys Basketball team has invited you to their game vs. Chatham on Friday, December 6. You will receive free entry since you attended camp! Don't forget to wear your camp tee shirt. The JV game starts at 6pm and the varsity game will follow.
This is HMS' 14th year participating in the Supply The Troops Drive -- hoping for our biggest year yet!! We will be collecting through the morning of Tuesday, December 3rd. Please see more information below. Thank you so much for you support!! HMS Supply The Troops Drive Highland Middle School will be gearing up for the holiday season, by hosting a Supply The Troops Drive. Our goal is to have the students and staff at HMS, donate enough items to fill at least ten boxes of needed items to send to our troops, who will not be able to celebrate the holidays with their families and friends. It is with great hope, through our generosity, that we can make our troops’ holiday season a little brighter. So, please consider donating to a great cause!! Thank You!! The following are items that can be donated: *Coffee/Hot Chocolate Packets *Peanuts *Dried Fruits/Raisins *Pringles (smaller sizes) *Food For Microwave *Rice Krispies Treats *Granola Bars *Snack Crackers *Gum (plain & sugar free) *Tuna Kits *Hard Candy (plain & sugar free) *Baby Wipes (small/refill size) *Individual Cereals/Pop Tarts *Chapstick *Jerky/Slim Jims *Crossword Puzzle Books *Juice “On The Go” Packets (all) *Playing Cards *Licorice *Suduko/Word Find Books *Oatmeal Packets *please no canned foods or chocolate* https://5il.co/bf65
Don't delay, today is the last day to order your HMS Spiritwear!! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_spirit_wear_2019
HMS Parents We are holding our Veterans Day assembly at the end of the day today. It begins at 1:15 pm and runs through the end of the day. We would love to have you join us. In order to be respectful to our Veterans and guests, please refrain from picking up your child during this time, unless it is a true emergency. Thank you!
If you ordered cookie dough and need a copy of your order form, you can pick one up today until 5:00 pm, or have your student come to the office on Friday morning. Thanks!
Just a reminder Cookie Dough will be going home with students today. If you have a large order to pick up, come to the HMS Plaza by 5:00 PM. Thanks for your support.
This morning, the Highland Police Department, along with officers from neighboring communities, brought several K-9 dogs to HMS for a drug search that included classrooms, hallways, and lockers as part of our regular safety plan. Students are in class continuing their work and there is no safety concern at this time.
Parents, We just got confirmation that our cookie dough boxes are scheduled to arrive tomorrow. We will have pick up from 2:35-5:00 pm tomorrow. If the order is manageable, we will send it home with your student during the last hour of the day. If it is too much to take on the bus, we will need a parent to come to the HMS plaza and pick up the order no later than 5:00 pm tomorrow, 11/7. All orders MUST go home tomorrow. We do not have refrigerated storage space to hold the orders. Thank you for your support of our school! Liz Weder, Principal
It's the 2019 HMS Spiritwear Sale! We have three different options for you to choose from this year. We are very excited to offer two different sayings as well as an embroidery option. This is a school fundraiser with slogans that we designed, you won't find these elsewhere! Orders are expected in before we dismiss for Winter break. These are perfect for Christmas gifts! Thank you for supporting HMS! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_spirit_wear_2019
HMS Cookbook Sale - Just a reminder to place your cookbook order and have your order paid for by this Thursday, October 31! Thank you for your support!! http://bit.ly/HMSCookbook
Hello Everyone, HMS will participate in Red Ribbon Week the week of Monday, October 28th through Friday, November 1st. To celebrate the week, Student Council will be holding a contest to see how many students participate in each day's activity. Teachers will count the number of students in their advisory that participate, and by the end of the week all the totals will be added up. Each grade level will have one winning advisory. Please help us support Red Ribbon Week. If you would like more information about the Red Ribbon campaign, please visit redribbon.org. The themes are listed below. Thanks, Dawn Hubbard Spirited Themes Days Monday, October 28th ("Being Drug Free Is No Sweat") -- Wear Sweat Outfits Tuesday, October 29th ("Join The Forces Against Drugs”) -- Wear Camouflage Wednesday, October 30th (“Team Up Against Drugs") -- Wear Team Jersey Or T-Shirt Thursday, October 31st (“Give Drugs The Boo't'") -- Wear Boots Or Halloween T-Shirt Friday, November 1st ("Ready To Live A Drug Free Life") -- Wear Red
Halloween is upon us and Student Council's Haunted Hallway is the perfect way to scare you into the Halloween Spirit!! WHERE: HMS WHEN: October 26th from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Doors Open at 5:45 p.m. COST: $15.00 FOR: HMS student's only Students and parents must sign a waiver to participate in this spooky event!! The waiver will be available at the door for parents to sign. It is also attached herehttps://5il.co/amu4. By signing this waiver, you understand that there will be scary Halloween themed personnel, fog machines, and props used throughout the Haunted Hallway. And, you understand that you are participating in events at your own risk. HMS Student Council
HMS is pleased to announce the link to order baseball state championship apparel! Follow this link to order today. Sale closes this Sunday night! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_state_baseball_champions If you were having trouble with the previous post, try this link.
HMS is pleased to announce the link to order baseball state championship apparel! Follow this link to order today. Sale closes this Sunday night! https://aa-portswear.com/hms_state_baseball_champions
Wednesday, October 23rd is the last day to purchase Haunted Hallway Tickets at lunch for $10.00 It will be $15.00 at the door. WHERE: HMS WHEN: October 26th from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. COST: $10.00 10/23 ttps://5il.co/amu4
The foreign language intramural sign up is now available for students at the information desk in the plaza. Please see the attached flyer for more information. https://5il.co/ax0d
HMS is pleased to offer an opportunity to purchase Girls Basketball apparel and accessories! Follow this link to order yours today! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_girls_basketball
HMS is pleased to announce the link to order baseball state championship apparel! Follow this link to order today! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_state_baseball_champions
Top of 6 6-0 Highland leads!
Congratulations to the HMS eighth grade boys baseball team as they defeated Waterloo today in round two of the Class L SIJHSAA State Tournament! They will be playing for the championship game on Thursday at 3 o’clock in Centralia. We can’t wait to cheer you on! So proud of all of you boys! Congrats to Coach Reckmann as well!
Haunted Hallway WHERE: HMS WHEN: October 26th from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. COST: $10.00 Purchase tickets AT LUNCH on 10/8-10/11 & 10/21-10/23 $15.00 at the door on 10/26 Parent & student must sign the waiver to attend the Haunted Hallway!! https://5il.co/amu4
The second 8th grade tryout will be held on Columbus Day, Oct. 14th from 3-4:30. This is for 8TH GRADE ONLY! Thank You!
We are so excited to finally bring you the opportunity to purchase our HMS cookbook! This is a project that has lovingly been worked on by so many of our staff and families. Fill out this form to pre-order your cookbook today! Orders and Money are due by 10/31 http://bit.ly/HMSCookbook
DON'T FORGET - TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR RECIPE SUBMISSIONS. 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. 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
Just a reminder that cookie dough and magazine order forms and money are due this Wednesday, September 25 in the office. Thanks!!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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!