Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to Sophia Fleming for being selected our HMS nominee for the SIJHSAA Jim Burns Award. She will be representing HMS in our conference this year for outstanding academic and athletic leadership.
about 5 hours ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Stephanie Schwappach, 6 Red Math teacher, has been teaching for 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, studying genealogy, and traveling. Some of her favorite foods include chocolate, steak, chips with pineapple salsa, and pasta. One thing you may not know about Mrs. Schwappach is that she can sing. In fact, she used to sing in weddings many years ago. The best part about teaching at HMS is that Mrs. Schwappach loves being around her kiddos. Her favorite time is when she sees that "Aha" look on her students' faces after understanding a new math concept. Thanks Mrs. Schwappach for all that you do to help students grow.
about 7 hours ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Mindy Bernal, our 7 Red Science teacher, has been teaching for 28 years. In her free time, she enjoys journaling, hiking, photography, scrap booking, painting, and yoga. She loves spending time with her husband and kids as well. Some of Mrs. Bernal’s favorites are soda, especially Coke. Something unique about Mrs. Bernal, is that she makes and keeps a picture collage for each year she has been teaching, and they are displayed throughout her classroom. She also has an uncanny resemblance to Ms. Frizzle from Magic School Bus at times. Her favorite thing about teaching HMS students is having fun lessons and watching the kids enjoy learning. Thanks for making science fun Mrs. Bernal!
about 7 hours ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Amanda Holcmann, our Special Education transition room teacher, has been teaching for 18 years at HMS. When she is not teaching, Mrs. Holcmann loves spending time outdoors, camping, and going to sporting events for her 3 children. Some of her all time favorites are dark chocolate and Mexican food. One thing you may not know about Mrs. Holcmann is that she is a great cook. According to her, the best thing about teaching is getting to know the kids and interacting with her students helping them learn new things each day. Thank you Mrs. Holcmann for all that you do to help our students learn and succeed.
about 7 hours ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. PJ Bolk has been working with students as our librarian secretary for 28 years in the Highland School District. In her spare time, she enjoys going camping and boating with her family and loves reading from her Kindle. She loves brownies, snickers, Almond Joys, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for sweets. Other favorites include pork chops, Chinese, and Mexican food. One thing you may not know about Mrs. Bolk, is that she worked for U.S. Secret Service for 10 years before coming to the Highland School District. She met Ronald and Nancy Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Mrs. Bolk and her husband also owned their own napery business - making cloth tablecloths & napkins in South Carolina. Her favorite time at HMS is when she is busy with all of the students coming to the library to read or pick out a great book. Mrs. Bolk will be retiring at the end of this school year. We will sure miss her. Thanks for your dedication to HMS, Mrs. Bolk.
about 7 hours ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
This week's Mag 7 winners for team 7 Red. Nice work!
3 days ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
A huge THANK YOU to Jennifer and Clare at Apex Physical Therapy for the yummy donuts for our staff today! It was much appreciated!
4 days ago, Elizabeth Weder
Erin Smith
7B 2021 Word Projects
5 days ago, Erin Smith
Erin Smith
7Black students did an amazing job presenting their 2021 Word Projects today.
5 days ago, Erin Smith
Team 6 Black
6th grade students tested the properties of rocks and minerals in science.
5 days ago, Team 6 Black
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red had a guest speaker today to talk to students about how fun science can be!! Can you guess who she is??
5 days ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Matt Baumgartner
Our first Positive Pups of 2021! Our students continue to impress!!! Way to go Above and Beyond!!! Positive Pups 1/15/2021
7 days ago, Matt Baumgartner
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congratulations to the Quarter 2 award winners for 7 Red! Nice work!
10 days ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Greg Allen, our HMS Band instructor, has been teaching for 25 years. In his spare time he enjoys playing frisbee golf and cooking barbeque. Obviously, his favorite food is barbeque. One thing unique about Mr. Allen is that he used to play drums in a rock-n-roll band. According to Mr. Allen, the best thing about working with HMS students, is watching the moment the students eyes light up when they achieve success. He enjoys their sense of humor and loves watching them progress. Thanks for bringing the joy of music to our kids Mr. Allen.
10 days ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Karen Nave, 6 Black science, has been teaching for 31 years. When at home, she really loves to be outdoors landscaping and taking care of her animals. For a sweet treat, Mrs. Nave enjoys chocolate with nuts and ice cream. One thing you may not know about Mrs. Nave is that she loves to do Zumba workouts. According to Mrs. Nave, the best thing about working with HMS students is doing hands on activities. She likes the discovery part of science and to see the problem solving ability of her students in action. Thanks for all that you do for our students at HMS! Keep recycling.
10 days ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Kris Reed has been teaching for 12 years, but this is her first year teaching 8th grade ELA on team 8 Black. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and family, and going to concerts. Anything gluten free is her go to, and she loves Hershey’s Chocolate as well as all kinds of coffee. If you did not know this, Mrs. Reed is an open book! She loves sharing her experiences with her students. What she loves the most about teaching is making relationships and getting to know kids and then seeing them grow and change. Another thing that is important to her is knowing that her kindness can make a difference in her students’ lives. Thanks for going that extra mile for your students every day Mrs. Reed.
10 days ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Sue Zuccarrelli, an assistant on team 7 Black, has been working with kids for 12 years. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren. Some of her favorite things are plain Lays potato chips, Hershey’s Gold, and anything with chocolate and caramel. You may not know this, but Mrs. Zuccarrelli is a tumbling and trampoline judge, and she can make an amazing monkey sound. She enjoys working with our HMS students because everyday is a different adventure. She loves working with our staff because they make her laugh. She also enjoys being able to joke with our students and get to know them as individuals instead of just looking at them as only students. Thanks for all that you do Mrs. Zuccarrelli!
10 days ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Link for Information for our HMS Musical Auditions for Dear Edwina Jr. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sGj9orWVBwhzIpd5iPMeM_cmgWTge9Wn-g2lx3EZX8k/edit?usp=sharing
11 days ago, Elizabeth Weder
Erin Smith
Celebrate your 8th grader with a personalized ad in the HMS yearbook. All information is included on the attached flyer.
13 days ago, Erin Smith
Erin Smith
Celebrate your 8th grader with a personalized ad in the HMS yearbook. All information is included on the attached flyer.
13 days ago, Erin Smith
Elizabeth Weder
Happy National SRO Day! Thanks for all that you do to help keep our kids safe!
17 days ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black AR Winners for Second Quarter
17 days ago, Team 6 Black
Chastity Hyre
Happy January Birthday, Team 8 Red!
18 days ago, Chastity Hyre
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Rockin’ the ugly sweaters!
about 1 month ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Erin Smith
7Black VIP Awards and December Birthdays
about 1 month ago, Erin Smith
Erin Smith
7Black Quarter 2 Award Winners
about 1 month ago, Erin Smith
Rebecca Braundmeier
Mrs. Coziar’s math classes recently practiced percent conversions to create pixel art. They also helped elves by solving math problems in a digital escape room!
about 1 month ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
Santa came to HMS today to award some gifts to our readers in the library! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A71yg2LdBIqLfhd5lw_es6CtRl4FUVsI/view?usp=sharing
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Ann Kleinmann
8th grade math students helped Buddy the Elf save Christmas by figuring out the lock codes to restore the Clause-ometer. They completed 4 tasks related to linear equations to crack the codes.
about 1 month ago, Ann Kleinmann
Elizabeth Weder
Officer Flakes is presenting today in our 8th grade Health classes on the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and vapes.
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Students on Team 8Red recently participated in a computer science initiative, the Hour of Code, which reached over 1 billion student engagements across the globe!
about 1 month ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
Enjoy our HMS Band Concert Sing-a-long! We are so proud of our kids! Great job! https://youtu.be/hFPVAU2T-GM
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 Red collected over 121 pounds of donations for the local Highland Food Pantry. Thanks to all the kiddos and families who donated to a good cause!
about 1 month ago, Chastity Hyre
Matt Baumgartner
We are so proud of our students who continue to above and beyond!!!  Keep up the great work!!!
about 1 month ago, Matt Baumgartner
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black 1st Quarter Honor Roll Recipients! Great Work!!
about 1 month ago, Ann Kleinmann
Stephanie Schwappach
Jammie Day on 6 Red!
about 1 month ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black 1st Quarter Honor Roll Recipients! Great Work!!
about 1 month ago, Ann Kleinmann
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black 1st Quarter Honor Roll Recipients! Great Work!!
about 1 month ago, Ann Kleinmann
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black 1st Quarter Honor Roll Recipients! Great Work!!
about 1 month ago, Ann Kleinmann
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Riley Litzenburg, an assistant in our SDEP program, is new to education this year and we are excited to have him on our team. In Mr. Litzenburg’s spare time he enjoys watching sports, hunting, hanging out with friends, and playing fetch with his dog. His favorite foods include nachos, pizza, BBQ, steak, Twix, and Reeses. What he enjoys most about working with students is making connections that have a lasting impact on their success. Thanks so much for all that you do, Mr. Litzenburg!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Emily Ham, our 6 Black language arts teacher, has been teaching for over 5 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching sports, going to the theater, and singing. Some of her favorites include Lion’s Choice and Reeses. One thing you may not know about Mrs. Ham is that she is an amazing singer. What she enjoys most about teaching is working with her students and getting to know them. Thanks Mrs. Ham for all that you do to help our kids grow!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Angie Hartlieb, our 8 Red Math teacher, has been in education for 20 years. She enjoys spending time with family and housework. Some of Mrs. Hartlieb's favorites are laffy taffy and sour patch straws. Something you may not know about her is that she loves to sing. Mrs. Hartlieb loves working with HMS students because she loves watching adolescents become the people they are through education! There is nothing much better than being part of building confidence and helping students understand something they didn't think they could do. Thanks Mrs. Hartlieb for helping out kids succeed not only academically but also socially and emotionally.
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Deb Holcmann, our administrative assistant, has been involved in education since 1987 for the Highland School District. In her spare time, she loves being with family, scrapbooking, walking, bocce ball, and baking. Some of her favorites are Pepsi and PayDay candy bars. Something that you may not know about Mrs. Holcmann, is that she lived in a Ski Chalet in the UP in Michigan. She really enjoys working with middle school students because they are always willing to help out. Mrs. Holcmann has been the heart of HMS for such a long time. She will be retiring at the end of this semester. We sure are going to miss her! Thanks for everything Mrs. Holcmann.
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Please view the HMS Lost & Found. Students can claim their items in the HMS Plaza through December 22nd. All unclaimed items will be donated over break.
about 1 month ago, Matt Baumgartner
Rebecca Braundmeier
Today Mrs. Coziar’s 7th grade math classes participated in the annual worldwide Hour of Code, where students experience computer coding. Students chose different topics of interest to code, such as Minecraft, Flappy Bird, Dance Party, Star Wars, Angry Birds, and sports games. Students can experience this at any time by going to code.org at home!
about 1 month ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Matt Baumgartner
Another big week for our HMS Positive Pup Award winners.  Our students continue to work every day to show true Pup PRIDE.  These students have made the choice to go above and beyond!!!
about 1 month ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Monica Martin, our HMS school nurse, has been working with students at HMS for 9 years. In her free time, she loves reading, cooking, and traveling. Her favorite food is anything seafood and when she has a craving for sweets, she prefers Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. One thing unique about Mrs. Martin, is that she loves trying new cuisine. Mrs. Martin really enjoys working with middle school students because middle school was difficult for her but she had great teachers who helped her and inspired her to work with middle school students. HMS is the best place she has ever worked. We are truly blessed to have Mrs. Martin on our team at HMS! Thanks for everything. We know this year has not been easy on our nurses!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Dawn Hubbard has been in education for 22 years, currently teaching geography on 7 Black. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to all of her kids activities, for example, swim meets and baseball games. She also loves doing anything outdoors . . . fishing, walking, etc, as well as playing board games and cards. Some of her favorite foods are seafood and pizza, and she loves 100 Grand Bars, Twix, and M&Ms. One reason why she loves teaching is that she loves all the different personalities of her students because they are never the same, making every day a new adventure. Thanks Mrs. Hubbard for all that you do for HMS and our students. It is truly appreciated.
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Courtney Sellers, our HMS Art teacher, has been teaching for 9 years. In her spare time she loves spending time with her little gals, her dogs, and her husband. They love hiking and riding bikes. Food is tough for her, but an oat milk latte is the way to her heart. What she enjoys most about teaching is seeing the joy on students' faces when they create a masterpiece they didn't know they were capable of. Secondly, getting to connect and know who each of her students are. Mrs. Sellers goes above and beyond to support her students. Thanks for all that you do!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Sue Thiems, an assistant in Mrs. Holcmann’s room has been working in education for over 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, bike riding, walking, and working out. Some of her favorite “go tos” are Diet Dr. Pepper and Peanut M&Ms. One thing you may not know about Mrs. Sue Thiems is that she has tandem jumped out of an airplane! Wow! What she enjoys most about teaching is the look on the students face when they finally get something that was really had for them. Mrs. Thiems will be retiring at the end of this semester. We sure are going to miss her! Thanks for everything!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
Congratulations to students that earned the Super Six Award for Team 6 Black in Nov/Dec!
about 1 month ago, Team 6 Black
Stephanie Schwappach
Congratulations to our 6 Red Rock Award Winners: Lilly Andrews (ELA), Brooke Inlow (Science), Curtis Turpin (VIP), Andrew Bohn (Soc Stud.). Missing: Natalie Chalfant (Math) & Phoebe Rogier (VIP)
about 1 month ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Matt Baumgartner
The HMS Holiday Door Decorating Contest is underway!!! Here are a few of our wonderful 8th Graders hard at work!!!
about 1 month ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Parents, I want to make you aware of a free opportunity offered by HSHS Athletes Advantage Sports Medicine. On Dec. 17 and 18, our Athletic Trainer, Erin Hoepfner, will be at HMS to offer baseline ImPact Concussion Testing during PE. Highland High School currently tests all of their athletes that are involved in a contact sport. We now have the opportunity to offer ImPact testing to our HMS students if you are interested. This is program is free and completely optional. In order to participate, you must fill out and return the Release of Information form as well as the Medical Consent form. I will attach all paperwork as well as a letter and flyer from our Athletic Trainer explaining the program. We will also distribute the permission forms in PE to bring home. If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, please fill out all paperwork and have your child turn permission releases into their PE teacher by Tuesday, Dec. 15. For students who are absent, we will provide another opportunity for testing after the new year. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Hoepfner at erin.hoepfner@hshs.org or our Athletic Director, Matt Herndon, at mherndon@highlandcusd5.org. Please click on the following link for more information on ImPact testing as well as access to permission forms: https://5il.co/noe7 https://5il.co/noe6 https://5il.co/noe8
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
See Attached Flyer:
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
A big thanks to Ms. Claire Geiger's classroom at HHS for creating our new Highland Bulldogs sign in our Gym/Pen hallway. Thanks to Mark for getting it put up! We absolutely love it!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Take a look at our HMS Staff Superlatives!!! Students and staff participated in the voting for each superlative award. Congratulations to Mrs. Ham, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Sellers, Mrs. Scholl, Mrs. Geiger, Mrs. Coziar, Ms. Abbott, Mr. Frey, Mrs. Cummings, Miss Schrage, Ms. Braundmeier, and Mrs. Nave!
about 1 month ago, Matt Baumgartner
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 Red Hour of Code
about 1 month ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 Red's December service project - students are donating items needed by the Highland Food Pantry. These young ladies decorated the display case to highlight the project. We are hoping to get 100 items and reward the kiddos with prepackaged donuts the day before break.
about 1 month ago, Chastity Hyre
Erin Smith
7 Black Language Arts students worked hard to escape from Madame Safronie today by participating in an escape room based on “The Gift of the Magi.”
about 1 month ago, Erin Smith
Matt Baumgartner
Mrs. Bernal's 7th Grade Science classes will be experimenting with frogs today and tomorrow!!!
about 1 month ago, Matt Baumgartner
Chastity Hyre
Happy December birthday to these Team 8 Red folks! We know we are missing some kiddos in this picture...so we want to wish them all a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
about 1 month ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
Mary Jakel, an assistant in one of our SPED classrooms, has been working with students for over 20 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her families and friends. Her favorite food is ice cream and she is a grandma of seven! What she enjoys most about working with students is making a difference in each kid's life and the impact she has had on them everyday. Thanks so much Mrs. Jakel, for the dedication and love you show your students. We are truly blessed to have you at HMS
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Lindsay Felchner, our school psychologist, has been working with students at HMS for 4 years now. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her new nephew! She also loves being outside enjoying the wonderful fall weather! Ms. Felchner loves BBQ pulled pork and (pink) Starbursts! One thing you may not know about Ms. Felchner is that her grandma is one of the most important people in her life! She talks to her everyday and she has been like a second mom to her throughout her whole life. The best thing about working at HMS is working with and helping students from all different grade levels. She loves seeing students overcome challenges, accomplish their goals, develop confidence, and persevere even when the days are tough! Thanks so much Ms. Felchner for all that you do to help our kids succeed.
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Chris Frey ,“supreme overlord” and “master” of 6 Red Social Studies, as his students call him, has been teaching for 6 years. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, watching movies, and playing games with his kids and friends. Mr. Frey’s favorite food is Sushi and his favorite candy is Whatchamacallit. Something you may not know about Mr. Frey is that he is a pretty decent Skater. What he enjoys most about teaching is, “the money, the fame, and tormenting the children with his sense of humor.” Ha! Ha! Thank you Mr. Frey for all of your hard work and dedication to making Social Studies fun and challenging!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Sharon Schmitz has been teaching for over 22 years at HMS, serving as our 8th grade science teacher on Team 8 Red. In her spare time she enjoys Teaching yoga, running, walking, biking, hiking, and swimming. She also enjoys spending time with her family, especially her five but soon-to-be six grandkids. Mrs. Schmitz loves being outdoors enjoying nature especially when sitting on her back patio in the morning drinking her morning coffee. Dots are her favorite candy but she also enjoys anything with dark chocolate. Something you may not know about Mrs. Schmitz is that she can sing! What she enjoys most about teaching is seeing her students have those ah ha moments being creative and solving problems with projects in her classroom. Thanks Mrs. Schmitz for all of your hard work.
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Erin Smith
7Black celebrated Mag 7 and November Birthdays this morning!
about 1 month ago, Erin Smith
Elizabeth Weder
Just us in some holiday fun this December!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Happy Thanksgiving HMS!
2 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Here are this week's Positive Pups. These students are being recognized for their hard work and positive attitudes!! Have a great break!!!
2 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Ann Kleinmann
Math students on team 8 Black caught some zombies and created pixel art while doing math in Mrs. Kleinmann's class this week.
2 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Erin Smith
Team 7 Black Honor Roll and High Honor Roll Great Work!
2 months ago, Erin Smith
Rebecca Braundmeier
Mrs. Coziar’s math classes enjoyed simulations about turtle races & making objects float with balloons. These simulations helped students apply rates, linear graphs, and ratio tables to animated situations.
2 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Erin Smith
Team 7 Black Honor Roll and High Honor Roll. Great Work!
2 months ago, Erin Smith
Chastity Hyre
TeM 8 red Honor Roll and High Honor Roll Recipients! Great job!
2 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Team 6 Black
Mrs. Taylor's Social Studies class participated in our annual Mummy Day, where students removed organs from our mummy to create canopic jars. The students have to dig through the "guts" to locate 1 of the 4 preserved organs for our ancient Egyptian.
2 months ago, Team 6 Black
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Stieb’s class play their own Math Version of Among Us! Who is the imposter? Working problems to find out.
2 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 Red Honor Roll and High Honor Roll! Great job!
2 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 Read Honor Roll and High Honor Roll recipients! Great job!
2 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
Highland CUSD #5 and HMS’s very own Mecala Scholl has been named one of #Emerson’s 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award honorees! We are so proud of Mrs. Scholl for her continued dedication to our students and for demonstrating true excellence in education. #ExcellenceInTeaching
2 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
More 8 red November birthdays!
2 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
Our Bulldogs mural looks amazing! Thanks for all of your hard work on this! We ❤️ it!
2 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
HMS students continue to go above and beyond!!! Here are few we’d like to recognize this week. Keep up the great work!!! Positive Pups 11/13/2020
2 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Miller, our ELA teacher on Team 7 Red, has been teaching for 21 years. In her time off, she loves watching football, spending time with friends & family, and Cooking & Baking. Milk Duds, Pizza, and Twizzlers are some of her favorites. Something that you may not know about Mrs. Miller, is that she played volleyball in college and she is a grandma! According to Mrs. Miller the best thing about teaching is getting to see all the different student personalities and watching them change academically and personally throughout 7th grade.
2 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Leslie Gurley has been teaching for over 12 years working as a Special Education teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, watching tv, gardening, going for walks, and playing cards. Mrs. Gurley loves sweet treats including zero, butterfinger, and payday. One of Mrs. Gurley’s favorite thing to do is ride roller coasters. She loves teaching here at HMS because her students put a smile on her face every single day. Thanks Mrs. Gurley for all that you do to help are kids achieve success.
2 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Karen Bryarly has been teaching and learning her entire life. She currently supports our SDEP program at HMS. In her spare time she enjoys being with her grandkids, traveling, gardening, canning, motorcycling, drag racing, volunteering, and cooking. Mrs. Bryarly’s favorite sweet treat is fudge and one of her special talents is Four Wheeling. What she love most about working with kids is getting them to ask questions in order to learn. Thanks Mrs. Bryarly for always greeting us with a smile.
2 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Virtual Veterans Day Assembly Please join us in honoring our Veterans by watching our 2020 Virtual Veterans Day Assembly. A special thanks to Josh Case and Dawn Hubbard for helping to put this together. Happy Veterans Day to all who served. Thank you for your service. https://youtu.be/PfYElDIBEVg
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
6th grade comparing different techniques to clean up an oil spill!
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
America Recycles Day Challenge ends Nov. 19 Please support Highland Middle School by depositing your gently used items in the USAgain bins on the corner of Troxler and Rt. 160. Accepting all clothes, shoes, and household textiles like sheets, drapes, towels etc.
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Ruth Olliges has been in education for 6 years working as an assistant. She enjoys camping, hiking, and going on trips with her family, going to the movies, and hanging out with friends. Some of her favorite foods are Chicken Fettuccine and Twix candy bars. One thing you may not know about Mrs. Olliges is that she played the flute and piano while growing up. She loves being around the students and enjoys helping them with cool projects the teachers set up. It's fun watching them get excited working on their projects. It makes her smile. Thanks so much Mrs. Olliges for going the extra mile to support our kids.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Ms. Jessica Schrage, our Team 6 Red Science teacher, has been in education now for 5 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading and boxing for fitness. If you want to surprise her with a sweet treat, Skittles, Whoppers, and Heath are her favorites! One thing you may not know is that Ms. Schrage coaches a boxing class at Alphas. According to Ms. Schrage, she likes getting to do labs with all of her kiddos. She also likes to see them get excited about science. Her goal is to make her class not feel "like school." She wants the class period to zoom by so fast, because the kids were all having fun. Thanks for working hard to help our kids see the fun in science.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Deb Johnson, Special Education Teacher on 8 Red, has been in education for over 22 year. In her spare time she love spending time with her grandkids.Her favorite sweet treat are Hersey Bars. Something you may not know about Mrs. Johnson is that she is a licensed cosmetologist. She loves working at HMS because she can’t wait to spend time with her awesome students and staff! Thank you Mrs. Johnson for all that you do to help our kids grow!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Here are some HMS students who continue to do great things at HMS. Thank you for your Positive attitude, Respect for all, Integrity, Doing the right thing, and Effort towards learning!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Team 6 Black
6 Black Super Six for October!
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Erin Smith
7Black students enjoyed reading in the library today.
3 months ago, Erin Smith
Kateri Odle
HMS Parents, The SIJHSAA, which is the athletic association that Highland Middle School belongs to, held a special meeting Thursday, mainly dealing with the girls and boys basketball situation. As you all know the IDPH has moved basketball to a higher risk sport in the Governor's All Sports Policy. This change by the IDPH will not enable schools to participate in this sport at the present time. The Governor has stated that basketball isn't canceled - it's postponed. Thus, at this point girls and boys basketball practices set to start on November 16 and contests to start on Nov. 30 are presently postponed. This also means that we have to cancel boys and girls open gyms. As usual, this situation is out of our control, and we are saddened by it as well. When we have more information we will pass it along! Thank you for understanding and being flexible as we navigate this journey.
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
ATTENTION: Boys basketball open gym has been cancelled for tonight, Thursday, November 5. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Matt Baumgartner
Our 6th graders experienced virtual reality today in order to explore ancient Egypt and the Nile River.
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 red November birthdays!
3 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Team 6 Black
Students from 6 Black made creative Scale Models of a Bridge even with short time constraints.
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black Halloween Costumes!
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Baumgartner
In an effort to raise awareness, educate individuals, and support those who have been affected by cancer, HMS will be participating in our own version of No-Shave November.  Please click the link below for additional information: https://view.genial.ly/5f921389dc2ea40d939ca47d
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW - Tuesday, November 3, Election Day!
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
ATTENTION: FCA Meeting is cancelled for tonight. They will meet again in 2 weeks. Thank you!
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
Reminder: The HMS Book Fair opens today! Use this link to start shopping - http://bit.ly/HMSbookfair Thank you for your support!
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to all the teachers who participated today!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red Halloween Costumes!
3 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to our Positive Pups as well as our winners for solving the riddle and discovering who the true Waldo was today!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Nancy Klaus has been involved in education for over 38 years. She loves going to her grandchildren’s activities and cannot miss a St. Louis Cardinals game. She is their number one fan! Some of her favorites are Coca-Cola and baked lays potato chips. She also enjoys driving in her red mustang convertible. The best thing about teach, according to Mrs. Klaus, is working with her student, there is never a dull moment. They make life unbelievable!! Thanks for dancing your way into our hearts at HMS.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Ann Kleinmann, our 8th grade math teacher, has been teaching for 15 years.In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends. She loves pizza but when looking for something sweet she loves sea salt dark chocolate caramels. Mrs. Kleinmann shares her birthday with her sister, but they are not twins. According to Mrs. Kleinmann, she like helping students gain confidence in their problem solving ability. Thanks Mrs. Kleinmann for working so hard to help our kids.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
VIP Shirt orders have been extended! The store will close at the end of day on Sunday, November 1. Please use this link to order. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their VIP shirts every Thursday. Thanks!! https://aa-sportswear.com/vip_shirts_hcusd5_2020/shop/home
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Linda Berg, one of our 6th grade special education teachers, has been teaching for 31 years. In her spare time, she enjoys outside activities, especially gardening and water activities. One thing that makes Mrs. Berg unique is that she is an excellent kayaker. What she enjoys most about teaching is working with her students and seeing the growth they make in a year. Thanks for all that you do to keep are kids on the right track.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Kristin Reynolds, 7 Black Math, has been teaching for 7 years. In her spare time, she enjoys playing board games, putting together puzzles, and watching TV. Some of her favorites include Ski, Peanut or Almond M&Ms, Mexican, and Italian food. Something that you may not know about Mrs. Reynolds is that she has played in an orchestra for 7 years. What she loves most about teaching is watching her students learn and grow over the course of the year. It is very rewarding to see each and every student grow academically, emotionally, and socially. Keep up the great work Mrs. Reynolds.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Happy Halloween from Highland Middle School!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
GIRLS Basketball open gym will be held this Sunday, November 4th, from 6:30-8:00pm. Also, on Wednesday, November 4th from 6:30-8:00pm. Please turn in your Covid waiver forms prior to open gym. Please enter through the gym doors. Bring a mask and a water bottle.
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Chastity Hyre
8 red students testing luminosity of stars with glow sticks in science class
3 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Matt Baumgartner
Great job today Emma Baudino and thank you to our guest speakers Chief Chris Conrad and Congressman Shimkus for speaking to our students today. Today's recording will be apart of our Virtual Veterans Day video that will be sent out on November 11th.
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming...Virtually! We are thrilled to still offer our annual book fair to our HMS families. Please see the flyer for more information. Our fair will run from November 2-15, 2020. Happy Shopping! https://5il.co/mjc8
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black made it outside for our First Quarter Reward Party!
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
Highland Middle School came in 5th place in the USAgain Back to School Challenge! They had 89 schools in the competition. Thanks for your support! Please continue to donate gently used clothing, footwear, linens, and accessories for the Recycles Day Challenge! Contest ends Nov. 19.
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Herndon
Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team for finishing in 5th place today at the State Meet. Way to go!
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Congratulations to Payton Frey for finishing in 6th place today at the State Cross Country Meet.
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Kateri Odle
Good luck to all of our runners at DuQuoin today! Here is the link for the live streaming of the state cross country meet today - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9lhaAlbFN6CJodOId8MFw
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
Boys basketball open gyms will begin Tuesday, October 27. They will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting the week of 10/26-11/12. They will be from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Do not forget your Covid form, mask, and water. Please enter through the gym doors.
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
HMS Parents: If your student plans to attend any of our upcoming open gyms they MUST fill out this Covid waiver prior to attending. If we do not have one on file, the student will not be allowed to attend. If you have filled one out before for a tryout or other activity, you do not need to fill out another one. https://5il.co/mee7 Thank you!
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Derek Reckmann, our HMS DSR instructor, has been working with kids and coaching for the past 5 years at HMS. He enjoys playing golf, playing cards, and watching sports in his spare time. When he needs to get away from sports he enjoys working with his hands building or remodeling something. Mr. Reckmann loves Italian food and will never turn down a bag of skittles. A special talent that Mr. Reckmann has is memory recall. On a good day, he can retell a random story from years ago basically to a T. What he enjoys most about working with HMS students is watching his kids work together to achieve a common goal and seeing their excitement when they accomplish something small or something great.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Even though the week was short, we had several students who made the choice to do the right thing, have a positive attitude, and show respect for all.  Congratulations to this week's Positive Pup Award winners!!!!  Keep doing a great job at HMS!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to everyone who participated to unite against bullying by wearing orange today. It was also hat day! Great job HMS!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
Congratulations to the top students on 6 Black in the AR reading program for first quarter!
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Elizabeth Weder
Tomorrow, don't forget to wear your hats and wear orange to unite against bullying HMS!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
8th Grade Parents: If you have a student that is interested in playing spring soccer, please fill out this quick survey - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdm-naRx5kfwE6ZBWBuhW4g-jf4DXd6bVxohfC63fXKyvzp1Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
Attention FCA members, or those wanting to join, tonight's meeting at 7:00 pm has been moved to the HMS gym. Please enter through the gym doors. Please bring a drink, pizza will be served. Make sure to wear your mask. The meeting will end at 8:30 pm. Thank you!
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Mecala Scholl of Highland Middle School has been selected as one of Emerson’s 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award recipients for Highland CUSD #5. Congratulations on your award! Thank you for always going above and beyond for our kids.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Patrick McGinthy has been teaching Music/Band for 12 years. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and doing outdoor activities with my family, weightlifting, watching sports. His favorite food is chicken wings and he is still an old school video gamer. What he likes most about teaching is seeing students develop an appreciation, understanding, and practical application of music. Thanks for all that you do to support our kids at HMS! Keep up the great work!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Cordean Jones has been teaching Special Education for almost 28 years, 25 years at HMS. In her spare time, she and her husband love to go camping. They have a camper that we leave at a campground called Pleasant View Campground near Mark Twain Lake in Mo. We both love to travel. Our goal is to visit all 50 states in the U.S. She also loves spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Jones enjoys eating out, going to movies, concerts, and tourist attractions. She also loves being in the water swimming, boating, or going on float trips. She loves big dogs! Labrador Retrievers and German Sheppards are her favorites. She also has one wonderful son and a beautiful daughter in law and can’t wait to be a grandma someday! Mrs. Jone’s favorite food is pizza and favorite candy is M & M's plain. She is great decorator of cakes and she used to work at Baskin Robbins! Mrs. Jones loves teaching because she loves seeing students have pride in their work. She loves the moment when students begin to understand something that they thought they couldn't do before. It really makes her day when kids who don't like to read discover that there are good books that will keep their interest! Thanks for being an amazing teacher!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
XC Regional results for the Bulldogs: Girls 3rd overall, Boys 2nd overall. Big finishes from Peyton F. (2nd), Madison E. (7th), Lola S. (15th), Nolan F. (3rd), Reed R. (5th), Elliot A, (7th), Tyson (8th). Way to go teams!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Baumgartner
Regional Cross Country meet is underway!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Herndon
Good luck to our cross country runners at the Mascoutah Regional! Go Dogs!
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to our runners who compete in the Mascoutah Regional! Go Dogs!
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Baumgartner
We are proud to announce this week’s winners of our Positive Pup Award!!! Keep up the great attitudes and work ethic!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Erin Smith
7 Black celebrated 1st Quarter Awards this morning. Congratulations to all our winners!
3 months ago, Erin Smith
Erin Smith
7 Black Fall Birthdays!
3 months ago, Erin Smith
Kateri Odle
Happy Bosses Day to all of our amazing Bosses! Ms. Weder, Mr. Baumgartner, and Mr. Herndon do a fantastic job of leading our school each and every day. We surprised them with some gifts of appreciation this morning.
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Brian Arteberry
Good afternoon HCUSD No. 5, to access a food service announcement please use the following link: https://5il.co/m5zn
3 months ago, Brian Arteberry
Brian Arteberry
Good afternoon HCUSD No. 5, to access a food service announcement please use the following link: https://5il.co/m5zn
3 months ago, Brian Arteberry
Kateri Odle
A HUGE shoutout to our amazing cafeteria and custodial workers!! We were thrilled to be able to serve them lunch as just a small token of our appreciation for all that they do for our students and staff!!
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Heather Athmer, our amazing 8 Red American History teacher, has been teaching for over 20 years. She loves to spend time with her family outdoors. According to Mrs. Athmer, there is nothing better than a fall camping trip, side by side ride, or a trip to our hunting ground. She also loves watching her children do what they love, play softball, and shoot trap. Mrs. Athmer also loves to scrapbook, go shopping, spend time with friends, play games with her family, or watch a good movie. Her favorite candy is Reese's and her favorite food would have to be anything Mexican. One thing you may not know about Mrs. Athmer is that she grew up on a farm and showed cows all over the midwest. She loves teaching because of the kids and the moments when you see the kids excited about something that you are teaching or an opportunity you are helping provide for them!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Weekly Sunshine Surprises with our Sunshine Cart at HMS Each week we are choosing 2-3 staff members to honor for all of their hard work they are doing this year! The teachers get to choose a couple of items from our Sunshine cart as a thank you for all that they do each day! A big shout out to the Highland PTO for providing the funds to make this happen! We truly appreciate it! Mrs. Dena Geiger, our wonderful Math teacher on team 6 Black, has been teaching for 20 years. She enjoys hobbies that involve building, creating, and design work in all mediums including woodworking, sewing, crocheting, painting, welding, etc. She loves farming, livestock, and gardening, also. Mrs. Geiger’s favorite food is meat lover pizza with alfredo sauce and favorite candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups. Something unique about Mrs. Geiger is that she can drive Tandem trucks and Tractors on her farm. What she likes most about teaching is talking with the kids every day. Congratulations Mrs. Geiger for spreading some sunshine in our world!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Stephanie Schwappach
TONIGHT is the 6th Grade McTeacher night from 4:00-8:00. You can go through drive-thru or order at the counter!
3 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
TONIGHT 6th grade McTeacher Night. 20% of sales from drive-thru and counter sales will go to the 6th grade. Thank you for your support!
3 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Matt Herndon
Some pictures from state today!
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Some pictures from state today!
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Some pictures from state today!
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Great job Coach Reckmann on another outstanding season!
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland wins 5-1 over Marion to capture 3rd place! Great game and season boys!
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 5 Marion 0 going into the bottom of 7th inning
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 2 Marion 0 after six innings
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 2 Marion 0 after five innings
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 2 Marion 0 after four innings
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 2 Marion 0 after three innings
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 2 Marion 0 after three innings
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 0 Marion 0 after two innings
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 0 Marion 0 after an inning
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to the baseball team vs. Marion in the 3rd Place game today! Finish strong!
3 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Bulldogs lose a tough one 6-4 to Benton. Valiant effort by the boys. Next game is Tuesday at 9:30 am for third place.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Going to bottom of nine with Benton up 6-4.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 4 Benton 4 after eight innings
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 4 Benton 4 after 7 innings! Let's go Dogs!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Benton 2 Highland 1 after six innings
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Benton 2 Highland 1 after five innings
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Benton 2 Highland 0 after four innings
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Benton 2 Highland 0 after three innings
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Baseball 0-0 after two innings
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Baseball 0-0 after one inning
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Here we go Dogs!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to the baseball team vs. Benton today in the state semi-final! Go Dogs!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Elizabeth Weder
Happy Boo-tober!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to our Positive Pup's this week! Keep doing the right thing! Great Job!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Herndon
State Baseball Tournament-Saturday, October 10th Highland vs. Benton Grade School at 1pm. The game will be played at Centralia Rotary Park. The address is 1719 South Perrine Avenue. Good luck Bulldogs!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks for being part of our crew and participating in Pirate Day! We had a lot of fun at HMS! Arrrrg!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Herndon
Highland wins 5-2 ! The Dogs will play Saturday at 1pm in the state semi-final against TBD in Centralia.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 5-1 after six innings
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 4-1 after five innings
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 4-1 after four innings
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 3 Millstadt 1 after three innings
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Baseball after two innings of play 0-0
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Baseball score after one inning 0-0
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to the baseball team as they play Millstadt in a quarter final game at home @4pm. Come out and support the team! Go Dogs!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Team 6 Black
HMS Clothing and Shoe Drive! Let's fill the USAgain bins before October 14! We are in third place:) It is a great time to sort out small clothes as the seasons change and help us win extra money for our students. Our bins are on the corner of Troxler and Rt. 160 in Highland.
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
Congratulations to the Super Six Winners for September on Team 6 Black!
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Herndon
Good luck to the cross country teams vs. Mascoutah and Dupo today!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Elizabeth Weder
CPR/AED talks with Nurse Martin in health class .
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
Our 6th grade McTeacher night at McDonald's is actually Tuesday 10/13, not 10/8 as our announcements stated. We apologize for any confusion. Please join us next Tuesday, 10/13 from 4-8pm for a drive thru version of our annual McTeacher night!
4 months ago, Kateri Odle
Matt Baumgartner
These HMS students have gone above and beyond to earn out Positive Pup Award this week!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Herndon
The winner of the baseball quarter-final next week will play Saturday, October 10th in the state semi-final in Centralia vs. TBA and time to be determined.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland will host the baseball state quarter- final vs. Millstadt at 4pm on Wednesday, October 7th. Go Dogs!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Team 6 Black
Today 6 black students used a google meet to celebrate their monthly award winners with all 6th grade students, in school and remote.
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Rebecca Braundmeier
Students in Mrs. Bernal's class trying to build the tallest tower out of straws!
4 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 6 Black
Mrs. Taylor's Social Studies classes created their own cuneiform tablets today. Cuneiform is the form of writing used by ancient Sumerians.
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congrats to this week's 7 Red Mag 7 Winners!
4 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to all students and staff who participated in Rocktober today at HMS. Keep rockin’ this school year!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red students practicing how to use a map grid using Battleship in Ms. Braundmeier's class today!
4 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red students practicing how to use a map grid using Battleship in Ms. Braundmeier's class today!
4 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Frey and Mrs. Taylor’s classes visit Mesopotamia this week!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Happy October birthday, Team 8 Red!
4 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Matt Herndon
Highland wins the regional 6-2 over Triad! Way to go Dogs!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland 6-2 after 6!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland adds a run. 6-0 going into bottom of the 6th.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Dogs up 5-0 after 5 innings of play!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Dogs come up with a big double play to kill Triad threat. Top of five Highland leads 2-0.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Highland takes the lead 2-0
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Top third at Triad 0-0 score. Dogs at bat!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Just under way at Triad! Go Highland!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Just under way at Triad! Go Highland!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Kateri Odle
Reminder: Cheer parent meeting for all students interested in trying out for cheerleading, tonight at 6:00pm in the HMS plaza. This is for parents only due to the social distancing restrictions. Please make sure to wear a mask.
4 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations girls on a great season! Tough loss tonight, but so proud of all you accomplished this year!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Herndon
A big 5-3 win tonight for the baseball team vs. Mascoutah. The championship game is tomorrow night at 4pm vs. Triad @Triad HS. Come out and support the team!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Great effort by the softball team but they fell short vs. Mascoutah tonight! Great season ladies!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Elizabeth Weder
From Madison County: Give Kids a Smile Information
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Herndon
From Triad : If the Regional games at 2pm gets done early. The second game will start sooner than 4:30.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to cross country vs. Triad today! Good luck to the baseball and softball teams vs. Mascoutah in the regional today! Both the baseball and softball teams play at Triad HS.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Team 6 Black
Today Mrs. Taylor's 6 Black social studies students traveled to Mesopotamia to explore and experience the ancient civilizations of the Fertile Crescent.
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
Today Mrs. Taylor's 6 Black social studies students traveled to Mesopotamia to explore and experience the ancient civilizations of the Fertile Crescent.
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Baumgartner
HMS Positive Pups for today!!!! Congratulations to our In-Person and Remote Learners!!! Way to go and keep up the great attitude!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Rebecca Braundmeier
Mag 7 winners this week for 7 Red! Way to go!
4 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Kateri Odle
HMS MAKE UP PICTURE DATES: Tues., Oct. 20 Student & Staff Make-Up Picture Day @ Plaza 7:00am-10:00am Thurs., Oct. 22 REMOTE LEARNERS Make-Up Pictures- at Voegele Studio by Appointment. Please see the Voegele website for details at https://voegelestudio.com or contact 618-654-7291
4 months ago, Kateri Odle
Matt Herndon
Correction baseball plays Mascoutah at 4:30 Monday in Regional.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Baseball Regional Monday at Triad HS vs. Collinsville at 2pm. The winner plays Tuesday at 4pm at Triad HS. Good luck boys!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Softball will play Mascoutah Monday at 4:30 at Triad HS in the regional! The winner will play for the championship Tuesday at 4:00 pm at Triad HS. Good luck ladies!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to baseball vs. Triad today! The boys will be playing a nine inning game today!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to Mr. Hartlieb on his nomination by the Daughters of the American Revolution Silver Creek Chapter for Outstanding Teacher of American History! We are so proud of you and everything you do for our kids at HMS!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Allen works with a couple of students and sectionals today.
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Braundmeier students are working on direction using a compass rose while using Kami.
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Hubbard reviews her map war over Political features of Canada with her class today.
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. McGinthy‘s music class is recording their own song for the blues project that they’re working on today.
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Sellers demonstrates how to form and use clay to create a project in Art class with her six grade students.
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Knedel works with her students to create hyperlinks in google slides combining shortcuts learned when using a search engine.
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Herndon
8th baseball up big after one inning!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Kateri Odle
HMS Families: Our 2020 apparel sale is live! Please check out the new options we have for our shirts and other items in this year's store. This is a fundraiser for our school. All items will be delivered to school and sent home with students approximately mid-October. If you do NOT want your items sent home with your child (i.e. it's a gift), please email kodle@highlandcusd5.org or call the office and we will record your choice. Thank you for supporting Highland Middle School! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_spirit_wear_2020
4 months ago, Kateri Odle
Matt Herndon
7th baseball will play at Triad HS on the turf!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to 8th baseball vs. Highland St. Paul and 7th baseball vs. Triad. Also, good luck to softball vs. Triad!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to the baseball and softball teams at Carlyle today! Good luck to cross country that has a home meet vs. Edwardsville Liberty and Lincoln!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Baumgartner
HMS Positive Pup for this week!!! Great job going above and beyond!!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Herndon
Good luck to softball at Mascoutah today.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Team 6 Black
Students on Team 6 Black are practicing science skills in a Race Car Lab.
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Baumgartner
Check out the great lessons at HMS!!! Mrs. Hartlieb & Mrs. Kleinmann are using golf to teach transformations in Math class. Ms. Schrage & Mrs. Nave are using hot-wheels to complete a measurements lab. Mrs. Ginestra is doing a lab measuring mass and time.
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Herndon
Good luck to softball vs. Edwardsville today at home.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Softball wins big over Collinsville 18-6. Way to go ladies!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Baumgartner
Both 7th & 8th Grade Baseball with big wins over Collinsville tonight!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Baumgartner
7th Grade Baseball, Highland leads Collinsville 3-0 after the first inning!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Herndon
Good luck to both the baseball and softball teams vs. Collinsville. Reminder the games are being streamed over the Kahok Sports Network.
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good meet by the cross country teams today vs. Alton! Great effort!
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Tuesday the "Kahok Sports Network" will broadcast the baseball and softball games live. Here is the link! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMhmtJV7lVHGVXX2kHKB8yQ?view_as=subscriber
4 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Baumgartner
HMS Positive Pups from September 11th!!!! Way to ladies and gentlemen!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Team 6 Black
Highland Middle School is collecting textiles to be reused or recycled in our USAgain bins located at the corner of Troxler Ave. 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. We would love to have your garage sale leftovers! Every time a bin is full, a tree is planted and funds are earned for HMS! We can earn an extra bonus for items collected by Oct. 14. We appreciate your support!
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Herndon
Triad wins 4-2 in a well played 8th grade game.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Triad up 4-2 after five innings in the 8th grade game.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Baumgartner
After four innings, Highland is leading the 8th grade game by a score of 0-2!
5 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Herndon
The 7th grade baseball team lost 13-4 to Triad! Good game tonight by both schools!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Deb Holcmann
Lions Peace Poster Contest: We have received the information for the Lions Peace Poster Contest. Students in grade 6 and 7 are eligible to participate. Geography and Social Studies teachers should have all the information needed for students. The Lions will provide the poster board for the project. The theme for this year is: PEACE THROUGH SERVICE. All posters are due October 29, 2020.
5 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Matt Herndon
Good luck to the baseball teams vs. Triad tonight at GCS Stadium. Go Highland!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
The 7th grade softball team won 13-2 over Alton. Good job!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Softball with a big 15-2 win over Alton. Way to go ladies!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to the softball team at Alton! Reminder from Alton that they do not allow visitor spectators.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Congratulations to the baseball and softball teams on wins last night vs. Mascoutah. Congratulations to all the runners last night on a job well done in the intrasquad meet.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Boys cross country race has started
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Girls Cross Country race has started
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to the baseball and softball teams vs. Mascoutah today. Also, good luck to our cross country runners in their intra squad meet.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Baumgartner
HMS Positive Pups!!! These students have gone above and beyond to show true Pup PRIDE!!!!
5 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Baumgartner
A huge shout out to Mr. Herndon for cleaning, detailing, and organizing the HMS trophy cases!!! They look amazing and we greatly appreciate your hard work.
5 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Herndon
Good win last night by the 7th grade baseball team with a 16-5 win over Wesclin.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Softball gets a nice 9-5 win over Wesclin tonight and 8th baseball with a victory over Wesclin. Good job!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Team 6 Black
6 Black students participated in our archaeological dig in class today!
5 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black students participated in our archaeological dig in class today!
5 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Baumgartner
Mrs. Schmitz’s Science class measuring temperature, time, volume, mass, and length in their first lab of the year!
5 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Chastity Hyre
Happy Birthday to these Team 8 Red folks for the months of August and September! They were great sports, and we are pretty sure they're smiling under those masks. We love our kiddos!
5 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Happy Birthday to these Team 8 Red folks for the months of August and September! They were great sports, and we are pretty sure they're smiling under those masks. We love our kiddos!
5 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Matt Herndon
7th baseball game called after 5 innings with the game tied 1-1.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Softball rained out. Will make up Friday at Triad Middle School at 3:45.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Some pics of baseball in action at home.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Baumgartner
Mr. Frey’s Social Studies digging through archaeological dig boxes looking for artifacts!
5 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
Baseball and Softball are going on as planned today. Thank you!
5 months ago, Kateri Odle
Matt Herndon
Good luck to our baseball and softball teams that vs. Triad today! Go Bullpups!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
The 8th grade boys baseball game scheduled for Triad Middle School at 3:45 has been moved to the turf field at Triad High School.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Mondays softball game will now be at 4pm and will only be one game for the 7th grade.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Game time changes for Triad games next week to get both games in! Monday-Softball home starts at 3:30 Tuesday-8th baseball at Triad at 3:45 7th baseball home at 3:30 Softball at Triad at 3:45
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Congratulations to the 7th grade baseball team on a 10-1 win over Granite City last night!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Softball wins big over St. Boniface 12-2! Good job ladies!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Reminder baseball and softball pictures are Thursday!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to the 7th grade boys baseball team at Granite City today! They play in the park in Granite on Diamond #2.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to softball today vs. St. Boniface!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
The softball team won both games vs. Collinsville Middle School today! Way to go ladies!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
8th grade baseball team picked up a nice 11-0 win over Collinsville Middle School. Way to go!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Softball up 8-0 after two innings
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Baumgartner
Officer Flake has been reviewing Code Red procedures with our 6th Graders and they have some great questions!!!
5 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Herndon
Good luck to our softball and baseball teams who play Collinsville Middle School both at home today!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Tomorrow is the first day for cross country practice! Remember to have your updated physical turned in to the office and paperwork turned in!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Reminder Greenville cancelled the middle school baseball game slated for Monday, August 24th.
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
8th grade Bullpups led 9-4 when the game was called due to darkness vs. Edwardsville Liberty. Great job Bullpups!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
7th grade Bullpups lose 8-3 to Edwardsville Liberty
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Ladies win 13-2 in softball! Good win Bullpups!
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Baseball in action vs. Edwardsville Liberty
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Softball in action vs. Roxana
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Matt Herndon
Good luck to our baseball team vs. Edwardsville Liberty and the softball team vs. Roxana
5 months ago, Matt Herndon
Chastity Hyre
Experiment time on 8red!
5 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Experiment time on 8red!
5 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
Picture Reminders!
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
First Day Reminders!
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Please click the following link for our Final Drop Off/Pick- up procedures. Some changes have been made! Thank you. https://5il.co/jkmb
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Please click on the link below for access to the HMS Virtual Open House. Once you have the link open, click on the post it note's text to view each presentation. https://view.genial.ly/5f33112d3996610d6904d466 Thank you for watching! HMS Administration
6 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
8th Grade BASEBALL Parents, Due to incoming rain possibly heading our way, please have your child come to the gym doors at HMS for 11:45-12:45. Bring tennis shoes and gloves. Thanks!!
6 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Please click on the link below for important dates to start the school year at HMS! https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQrpE2dimtIZCRcH3EaP5PqN1SIEVU3Guc8h7XlVQIOvNM5SFbgVgJGR84dFWbvOskwxHmeMi_coKnq/pub
6 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Virtual Open House
6 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
We sure had fun today meeting many of our 6th grade students at 6th grade orientation!
6 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Deb Holcmann
JR Potthast baseball / Softball August Camp ***Instead of the normal big camp I usually hold, I have decided to do smaller group sessions: girls and boys mixed or not. Call for info!! Purpose: To prepare for Fall try outs – Middle school, and fall teams. College-age private sessions AGES: Middle school and up. Primarily a Pitch, hit, and throwing rotation camp. What ball rotation do I need to have on balls thrown from positions? Why is it the most important aspect of throwing a ball? Heavy on the hitting! Expect 1200 developmental swings for the older campers and 1000 swings for the younger campers! Dates: TBA: Bring H2O and work ethic. Location: South of tennis courts - Highland High School baseball cages Cost: tba: Group sizes of 9 and under. I suggest 3 sessions for best results!! For questions, please call 618-960-4467 – Mail check to JR Potthast, 50 trout dr. Highland, IL 62249
6 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Matt Baumgartner
UPDATE: Please view the following video link for back to school information from Nurse Martin: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O7g-ggMAtK-w6bVFXdMxcLlf5R4hCAXC/view?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Reminder- HMS/HHS Pictures take place on Tuesday, July 28 at HMS from 8-3 and 5-8. Click the link below for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTLY1zxVIg9L69t0L7Rg7VtyFEi6c8lIt_MCIPuG3EeFA4rxEFcqLgPRwRC7Xu2ZoaZsR02-CyygBJN/pub
6 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
Please see the attached flyer for information concerning fall sports tryouts.
6 months ago, Kateri Odle
Matt Baumgartner
6 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
If you are having trouble registering your student with the original link sent to your email, please use the following link instead: https://secure.infosnap.com/family/message?code=actionprivate You will need your snapcode to use this link.
6 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Good afternoon, Due to several questions being posed regarding the remote learning environment option, we have prepared a FAQ document. Please click the following to access: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JSAGLSCufXZ4YTwzqD47UO4ydIWJzPh1OQ2CfzqaYFs/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
Please click on the attached link for the 20-21 HMS supply lists. https://5il.co/id5w
6 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Please use the following link for information on the Highland CUSD No. 5 Return to School Plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AZ9odB0dAlBodnC9oVDGjR1_mQzzbAAfVSkAC8GtNC0/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
HMS/HHS picture dates!
7 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Happy Independence Day!
7 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to our second place winners in the Illinois Masonic Student Assistance Program's first STEAM Competition: Jenna Bellm Malachi Hampsch Landon Goodin Luke Schoen
8 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
We certainly had quite a year this year. Here is a look back at HMS 2019-2020! Have a great summer! https://youtu.be/IAUK0ZgV-6o
8 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mrs. Barker, Mrs. Bertels, Mrs. Carlson, Mr. Farel, Mrs. Frey, and Mr. Giger on their retirement this year! Your dedication to HMS it’s truly appreciated. We will miss you so much. Happy retirement.
8 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Reminder! Today is the last day for Locker Cleanout/Textbook Return at HMS from 8:00-3:00. Make sure to turn in all books including textbooks and AR books. If books are not returned you will be billed the cost of replacement. Please click the link below to view a more detailed look at the plan for students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vThHcsENRktJkVlkeWwtOe0uB8gxV6IdmgAmIHfq_tM8ENDuOFcxcpBu6c4qx4u9I9HivvQS01dsIx7/pub
8 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Reminder! Today and Wed. Locker Cleanout/Textbook Return at HMS from 8:00-3:00. Please click the link below to view a more detailed look at the plan for students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vThHcsENRktJkVlkeWwtOe0uB8gxV6IdmgAmIHfq_tM8ENDuOFcxcpBu6c4qx4u9I9HivvQS01dsIx7/pub
8 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Reminder! Monday- Wed. Locker Cleanout/Textbook Return at HMS from 8:00-3:00. Please click the link below to view a more detailed look at the plan for students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vThHcsENRktJkVlkeWwtOe0uB8gxV6IdmgAmIHfq_tM8ENDuOFcxcpBu6c4qx4u9I9HivvQS01dsIx7/pub
8 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Lost and Found!!! Students will be able to pick up these items as the exit the building next. All unclaimed items will be donated after next week.
9 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
I just want to thank Trophy Properties and Auction-Scott Athmer, Digitalartz- Chris Elb, and Chief of Police Chris Conrad, for sponsoring yard signs for our individual award winners at tonights HMS Virtual Academic Awards Ceremony. It was a very thoughtful and generous gesture.
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Highland Middle School's Award Night is a special night for students, families, and faculty members. This year we have a created a video in lieu of an in person ceremony. Click the link to view. https://youtu.be/f13EL4f0sLQ
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Ms. Weder and Mr. Baumgartner will be hosting One Final Google Meet Lunch this Wednesday, May 13th at 2pm. Please log into your school email to fill out the sign up Form: https://forms.gle/L2LVLu6dbJJm9Z2MA
9 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Just a reminder HMS to work hard this week and get in all of your assignments by Friday May 15. Friday is the last day of teacher instruction. Finish Strong!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
HHS Girls Volleyball Any current 8th grade girl interested in playing volleyball this fall, please contact Coach Hagarty at khagarty@highlandcusd5.org for information regarding summer workouts. ​​
9 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks Nurse Martin for all you do! We love you!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Good Luck HMS 8th graders on today's test!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Please click on the following link for important information from HMS concerning picking up belongings and turning in textbooks, etc. https://5il.co/fvi2 Thanks, Liz Weder
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Teacher Appreciation week is upon us! Whether it's a social worker, science teacher, secretary, or substitute, everyone at HMS is a teacher and deserves recognition. Please reach out to your teachers and thank them for all they have done for HMS! https://youtu.be/Dg2Ko5YUjNw
9 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Baumgartner
It’s Thursday, which means VIP shirts. Who else is wearing theirs?
9 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to our amazing staff! Deb, Kateri, and PJ we don’t know what we would do without you! Thanks for all that you do for HMS!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Please click on the link for a video message from Ms. Weder. https://youtu.be/kow7rWu7DKA Thank you!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members: I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through the end of the 2019-20 school year. Although in-person learning has been suspended for the remainder of the year, at Highland CUSD No. 5, I assure you our entire staff remains committed to learning and engaging with all students through remote learning, as well as continuing with our food distribution program. Like you, we are saddened by the reality that our school community will not be able to reconvene in person this school year due to this public health crisis. So many of you have worked so hard to learn and grow in both the classroom and in extracurricular activities that today’s announcement may feel like a step back. However, the final chapter of this school year hasn’t been written yet. These past few weeks have proven our school community is more resilient, more capable and more compassionate than maybe what we previously realized. I’m confident our collective strength will shine through during the remainder of the school year, and we will emerge even stronger. Having said that, today’s announcement will result in significant and multiple scheduling changes in our district. As this announcement about the end of the school year was just made by Governor Pritzker this afternoon, it will take us a few days to sort out the many schedule details that are on the books, including spring concerts, promotion, graduation, etc. Please be patient as we work as a district to get information to you in the next several weeks. I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. This period of Remote Learning offers us new ways to learn and grow, and out of this Pandemic, we will emerge stronger. Plans will be underway soon for the return to in-person learning next school year. It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. I can't thank you enough for all that you are doing as we all work together through this. Sincerely, Michael S. Sutton
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Back by popular demand, we will have another Lunch With Mr. B and Ms. Weder this Friday!!! There are only two sessions so please sign up quickly!!! You must use your school email to access the Google Form. We look forward to seeing you! https://forms.gle/Z37XHx5hkBrVjANv9
10 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Baumgartner
Please sign up for our Google Meets Lunch with Mr. Baumgartner and Ms. Weder! Use must be signed into your school email to complete the Form below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoRVrYimjCF2kzduXAYpYYoZOckpYHEBcYLejC7MRM8IREzQ/viewform
10 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Take a look at our wonderful artists from our Bulldog Drawing Challenge! Thanks to all who participated!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Happy Assistant Principal's Day to Mr. Baumgartner! I could not ask for a better partner for our team here at HMS! You are appreciated for all that you do for HMS!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Highland Middle School
Mr. Baumgartner and Ms. Weder miss seeing all of our students!!! We would like to invite you to lunch this Wednesday. Please fill out the Google Form if you would like to attend a Google Meet. This will be limited to the first 50 students per grade level. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoRVrYimjCF2kzduXAYpYYoZOckpYHEBcYLejC7MRM8IREzQ/viewform
10 months ago, Highland Middle School
Matt Baumgartner
Thank you HMS! We're proud of you! https://youtu.be/NGQOvXzoUck
10 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Bulldog Drawing Challenge! bit.ly/drawbulldog
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
A message to our students from our HMS Teachers! We miss you! https://youtu.be/Dg2Ko5YUjNw
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
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.
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
HMS Video Announcements for March 30th through April 4th. I hope you enjoy!!! https://youtu.be/fWiAOHscZLs
10 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks everyone for showing your school spirit this week. It was a lot of fun! Thanks for participating!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Here is the Kahoot Challenge Pin Code! Make sure to use your first and last name for your nickname.You have until 3:00 pm today to complete. I will announce our champion on our Website! Thanks for participating... Have fun!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
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
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black participating in spirit week, trying to avoid distractions, and rocking the Khan Academy Challenge...wow! over 90 hours of math represented in this photo...so much good stuff happening! Stay positive!!
10 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Matt Baumgartner
Today's HMS Update is brought to you by Ms. Weder!!!! Please click the link to view the video. https://youtu.be/RKOMrxB36Ls
10 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
HMS School-wide Kahoot Challenge!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
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!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Wonderful Wednesday- 8Red students brightening the days of those we are trying to protect. ❤️
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Wonderful Wednesday- 8Red students brightening the days of those we are trying to protect. ❤️
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Highland Middle School
Here's a little update from Mr. Baumgartner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73KA5xRtnwg
10 months ago, Highland Middle School
Ann Kleinmann
Not a typical Tuesday...but Team 8 Black hitting the books anyway!!
10 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Elizabeth Weder
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
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
8red Tuesday at home
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
8red Tuesday at home
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Happy National Puppy Day from Team 8 Red!
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Happy National Puppy Day from Team 8 Red!
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red students participating in Hat Day!!
10 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black gets creative!
10 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Chastity Hyre
Happy Monday from Team 8 Red!
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
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!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
Dear Parents: Quarter 3 final grades are available in PowerSchool for viewing
10 months ago, Kateri Odle
Highland Middle School
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
10 months ago, Highland Middle School
Chastity Hyre
Happy Team 8 Red Birthday to Cale!
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Students let's show our School Spirit by participating in Virtual Spirit Week this week! I can't wait to see who has the most school spirit!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Keep it up 8red!👏🏼
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Ann Kleinmann
Way to go Team 8 Black! Making good use of your time with learning and life skills! We are proud of you
10 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Elizabeth Weder
6th grader Adam G. working hard!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
8red students making good use of their learning days at home
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Super proud of all of you who are working hard!
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Proud of these 8red students who are carrying on...
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Matt Baumgartner
We are staying Positive at HMS!!! #PositivePups
11 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
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.
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
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)
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
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.
11 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
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
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
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 kodle@highlandcusd5.org. Thanks so much, Liz Weder Principal Highland Middle School
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Volleyball celebrated 8th Grade Night with a big win!!! Way to come together as a team!!! Oh and Happy Birthday Emma!!!
11 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Chastity Hyre
8th grade volleyball team
11 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Kateri Odle
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.
11 months ago, Kateri Odle
Stephanie Schwappach
Make plans to attend the 6 Red fundraiser on 4/7 from 4:00-7:00.
11 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Erin Smith
Congratulations to 7 Black’s Mag 7 Winners! Keep up the good work:)
11 months ago, Erin Smith
Erin Smith
Congratulations to 7 Black’s Mag 7 Winners! Keep up the good work:)
11 months ago, Erin Smith
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congrats to 7 Red's Mag 7 Winners last week. Keep up the good work!
11 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Matt Baumgartner
We had a great week at HMS!!! HMS Band performed at Music For All, 6th Graders explored Ancient Rome through VR goggles and building arches, 7th Grade had guest speakers from BJC, Ms. Weder celebrated a birthday, and we ended by honoring an abundance of Positive Pups!!!
11 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 red March birthdays
11 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red sticking together at the bowling intramural.
11 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Team 6 Black
6 Black building Roman arches and testing their strength.
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black building Roman arches and testing their strength.
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Odle
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
11 months ago, Kateri Odle
Matt Baumgartner
Here is Mr. Frey's class expanding their architectural skills. Today's lesson explored Roman arches and how they constructed them.
11 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
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!
11 months ago, Kateri Odle
Team 6 Black
Congratulations to the Team 6 Black Super Six Award winners for February!
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
Congratulations to the Team 6 Black Super Six Award winners for February!
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Rock February awards!
11 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to Isaac V. on qualifying as a semifinalists in the State National Geographic Bee to be held on March 27, in Normal, IL. We are proud of you! Best of luck!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 Red Advisory challenge
11 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
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!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
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
11 months ago, Kateri Odle
Matt Baumgartner
Here were Friday’s Positive Pups winners. Keep up the great work and amazing attitude HMS!!!
11 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black designed tall structures that could withstand an earthquake.
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black designed tall structures that could withstand an earthquake.
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Odle
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!
11 months ago, Kateri Odle
Deb Holcmann
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 jiwarnecke@highlandcusd5.org.
11 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Deb Holcmann
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.
11 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Deb Holcmann
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.
11 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Matt Baumgartner
A few of Ms. Holcmann's students pose with their classroom Tower Garden.
11 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
7th & 8th Grade Baseball Hitting Camp sign ups are now available. Please see the attached forms based on our student's grade. https://5il.co/dacr https://5il.co/dacs
11 months ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
Flag Football Sign Ups - Please see the attached flyer if your student is interested in participating. https://5il.co/daab
11 months ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
The secretaries at HMS taking part in VIP Thursday!
11 months ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
Please see bellow for more information about Kindergarten registration happening now!
11 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to HMS’s Young Authors Winners! We are so proud of you! Great Job!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Deb Holcmann
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!
11 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Matt Baumgartner
Volleyball battled hard against Lincoln but both 7th and 8th Grade fell tonight.
11 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
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!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Here are this week's Positive Pup Award winners!!! Keep up the good work HMS!!!
11 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Deb Holcmann
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.
11 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black did a "Zom-B" Escape Room to review Plate Tectonics. Congratulations to more teams that were able to escape!
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black did a Zom-B Escape Room to review Plate Tectonics. Congratulations to the teams that were able to escape!
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Elizabeth Weder
Our 8th grade team fell to Mascoutah tonight also! Keep working girls!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
7th grade fell to Mascoutah tonight but they played tough!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
Thanks for helping HMS collect 15,187 pounds of textiles in 2019! Please continue to bring your unwanted clothing, footwear, and linens to the USAgain bins located at the corner of Troxler Ave. and Rt. 160. Every time a bin is full, a tree is planted and funds are earned for HMS.
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Elizabeth Weder
Celebrating our Grand Champions this morning at HMS!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
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!
11 months ago, Kateri Odle
Matt Baumgartner
Happy Valentines Day HMS!!! And a big thank you to Mrs. Odle for always thinking about others!!!
12 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congrats to the Mag 7 winners for team 7 Red this week!
12 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Kateri Odle
Come check out the 7th & 8th grade Volleyball tournament today, starting at 4:00! Highland plays at 4:00. We will have full concessions, including Chick-Fil-A & Pizza for sale. Hope to see you there!
12 months ago, Kateri Odle
John Coziar
Tri-County conference action against Fulton. Both teams, 7th and 8th grade, won the first game but lost in three. Great job ladies! Keep playing hard.
12 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Tri-County conference action against Fulton. Both teams, 7th and 8th grade, won the first game but lost in three. Great job ladies! Keep playing hard.
12 months ago, John Coziar
Kateri Odle
Parents - Please read the attached letter from our school nurse regarding the current flu season at HMS. Thank you! https://5il.co/d0qe
12 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Stieb’s class finished an escape room today on cell structure.
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Our 8th Graders had a guest lecturer the past two days. Dennis Brueggemann helped students improve number sense in preparation for factoring in their Algebra classes.
12 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
8th grade ladies had a great battle with Carriel but came up a couple points short each game. Next up, Fulton on Thursday. Great job tonight ladies!!!!
12 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Volleyball taking on Carriel in Tri-County action. The 7th grade Bulldogs take the match. Now it’s time for the 8th grade to go to work.
12 months ago, John Coziar
Deb Holcmann
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
12 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Team 6 Black
Olympians from p2 & p3- for the Annual 6th grade Greek Olympics.
12 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black wins the Annual Greek Olympics this year!
12 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black Olympians from Period 1 - Great job to all our athletes in our annual 6th grade Greek Olympics!
12 months ago, Team 6 Black
John Coziar
A shooting display from Centralia pushes them past our 8th grade boys by 5. Our guys played their hearts out tonight but came up just short. Great season boys!
12 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Tenacious defense and great shooting have the boys up 30-16 over Centralia at the half in the SIJHSAA regional championship game.
12 months ago, John Coziar
Kateri Odle
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
12 months ago, Kateri Odle
Chastity Hyre
Team 8Red Mazzio’s Night
12 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to the HMS Dance team! 1st in jazz and lyrical at IDTA regional! Way to go!
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Getting ready for the HHS Snowball event at HMS! The kids are excited!
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
The HMS dance team were great today!
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
We dismissed early today but not before we recognized our Positive Pups for this week. Thank you HMS students for continuing to go above and beyond!!!
12 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
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
12 months ago, Kateri Odle
John Coziar
HMS volleyball team traveled to Triad in their season opener tonight. Both grade levels played hard but came up just short. Proud of the Lady Bullpups.
12 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Congratulations to the boys tonight in defeating Salem and the regional. They move on to the championship game on February 10.
12 months ago, John Coziar
Kateri Odle
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!
12 months ago, Kateri Odle
Stephanie Schwappach
Congrats to our 6 Red January YOU ROCK Award recipients.
12 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Team 6 Black
Congratulations! Team 6 Black Super Six for January
12 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Odle
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!
12 months ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
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!
12 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to our HMS Scholar Bowl team on placing 8th in the Mater Dei Tournament. Congratulations to Lukas R. For making the 2nd All Tournament Team. Great job!
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Positive Pups!!!!! Keep doing great things HMS students!
12 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Team 6 Black
Congratulations 6 Black High Honor Roll for Second Quarter!
12 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
Congratulations 6 Black Honor Roll for Second Quarter!
12 months ago, Team 6 Black
Erin Smith
Last Call for 8th Grade Ads. If you would like to include a personalized ad in the HMS yearbook for your 8th grader, the online deadline is February 1st. Please see the attached form for information. Thanks:)
12 months ago, Erin Smith
John Coziar
Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade boys and girls basketball players that received invitations to play in the SIJHSAA All-Star Game. Jake Ottensmeier, Trey Koishor, Blake Reinacher, Grant Fleming, Sydney Coziar, Lauren Maas, Larissa Taylor, and Ella Diercks.
12 months ago, John Coziar
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Honor Roll
12 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6th Grade High Honor Roll
12 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Ann Kleinmann
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!
12 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Ann Kleinmann
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!
12 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Ann Kleinmann
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!
12 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Deb Holcmann
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: ddaiber@highlandcusd5.org (Detach and Return by Friday, January 31, 2020)
12 months ago, Deb Holcmann
John Coziar
So proud of our HMS boys tonight. On 8th grade night, the 7th grade boys had an impressive win. The 8th grade boys played with guts and heart but came up just shy of the victory.
12 months ago, John Coziar
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, and VIP Honor Roll for 2nd Quarter. Nice work!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Erin Smith
Team 7 Black 2nd Quarter Honor Roll and High Honor Roll students were acknowledged today. Great Job!
about 1 year ago, Erin Smith
Erin Smith
Team 7 Black participated in Literature Circles in Language Arts today.
about 1 year ago, Erin Smith
John Coziar
What a game between your 7th grade Bulldogs and Triad! Both teams played an outstanding game. In the end, it was our boys in red with the win. Congrats on the 3rd place finish boys!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
Here are some HMS students who have earned our Positive Pup award for going above and beyond. Great job!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
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 dhubbard@highlandcusd5.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)
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
John Coziar
Come supports the 7th grade boys basketball team tonight at 6:15 as they take on Triad in the 3rd place game of the 44th annual HMS 7th grade tournament.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Deb Holcmann
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.
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
John Coziar
After winning their opening round game in the HMS 7th grade tournament last night, the 7th grade boys lost a hard fought battle in overtime tonight.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Chastity Hyre
8 Red Honor Roll!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
8 Red Honor Roll!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Deb Holcmann
Highland 7th grade boys play at 6:30 pm tonight. Come out and cheer them on as they play Carriel.
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Deb Holcmann
Information on a Free-Throw Contest held by the Knights of Columbus. It will be held on February 1, 2020 at 9:30 am. Please see the attached flyer for all the information:
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Deb Holcmann
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.
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Kateri Odle
6th grade baseball parents, please see the attached flyer about an upcoming hitting camp. https://5il.co/cefo
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
Kateri Odle
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
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
John Coziar
HMS students are participating in archery during the 3rd quarter.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
Great job HMS Dance Team!!! Way to work hard and perform strong!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Baumgartner
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!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
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!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Stephanie Schwappach
Varsity Scholar Bowl won 1 of 2 games at our match against Greenville...225 to 150.
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Chastity Hyre
Good luck at Regionals tonight!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Good luck at Regionals tonight!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
John Coziar
8th grade girls fall just short at the SIJHSAA regional. Great season girls. Keep your heads held high.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Girls against Collinsville tonight. Tribute to Collinsviile’s Alexis D. 7th grade falls in a tough game. 8th grade with a big victory.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Celebrating our State Champions this morning at HMS!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
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!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
So proud of the 8th grade girls. Winners of the Southwestern Illinois Shootout consolation bracket!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
Big night at HMS!!! Our Dance team performed and both boys BB teams win big!!! Also, Cheerleaders have their STATE Competition this weekend. Good luck ladies!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Baumgartner
Mrs. Scholl’s science classes researched and developed towers this week. Each tower is built using a single sheet of paper and only 35 mm of tape!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Team 6 Black
Congratulations to the Super Six Award winners on Team 6 Black for November/December!
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
Deb Holcmann
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
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congratulations to the 7 Red award winners for 2nd Quarter!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Kateri Odle
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 dhubbard@highlandcusd5.org. https://5il.co/c7ik
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
Team 6 Black
Congratulations to the AR Award winners from 6 Black for Second Quarter!
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red November/December “You Rock” award winners. Congratulations!
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red 2nd Qtr. AR winners! Congratulations!!
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Kateri Odle
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
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
Matt Baumgartner
Congratulations to our HMS Dance Team!!! This past weekend they earned 1st Place and qualified for State in both Lyrical and Jazz!!! Great job ladies!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to SRO Chris Flake and members of the Highland Police, Fire, & EMT, Madison County Sheriffs Department and other area first responders for providing valuable safety training for middle and high school staff at today’s Teacher Inservice!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
We listened to a great message today from Dr. Todd Whittaker! Thanks for coming to Highland today!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Thank you to all of our HMS students and staff for a great finish to 2019!!! Through our Positive Pup Award, we recognized 175 HMS students who showed true Pup PRIDE. We are excited to learn, grow, and explore in 2020. We'll see teachers on Monday and students on Tuesday!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Baumgartner
HMS is updating how we address students who are tardy to school and class. Please see the image which details some important information. Students and teachers began discussing this before break. If you have any questions please contact the HMS office at 651-8800. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
HMS Lady Dogs cheering on the Lady Billikens today.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Service Project - students spent much time making blankets for the children at Children’s Hospital. They made 17 blankets. They also donated toys for families that wouldn’t have time to shop for Christmas. We are very proud of these giving kiddos.
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Erin Smith
7 Black 1st Semester Awards:) Congratulations to everyone on a great 1st Semester!
about 1 year ago, Erin Smith
Elizabeth Weder
More ugly sweater nominees!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Today’s ugly sweater nominees and winners!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
More from our geography bee today! Congratulations Isaac V. On your win today! The questions were tough! Thanks to Mr. Bradley for being our moderator and Josh Case for recording it!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
Thanks to the parents and athletes of the middle school cross country program!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
HMS National Geography Bee participants!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Erin Smith
Team 7 Black is in the Christmas spirit!
about 1 year ago, Erin Smith
Erin Smith
Congratulations to the 7 Black Geography Bee participants!
about 1 year ago, Erin Smith
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 red service project
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Deb Holcmann
Girls Basketball - 8th Grade Parent Night
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Chastity Hyre
Happy holidays from Team 8red!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
John Coziar
8th grade night for the ladies of HMS. Both grade levels with a win. Well done ladies.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Rebecca Braundmeier
7th graders had a blast at Edison's for their Quarter 2 VIP field trip!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Stieb’s Shark Tank was a big success! The kid did a great job on their toy projects and their pitches!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Officer Flake presents to our 8th Grade Health classes the dangers of driving while intoxicated.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
Today IMSA Fusion students tested different ingredients to make and compare natural vs. synthetic bouncy balls!  They bounced!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Kateri Odle
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.
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Gurley class are engineers today. Each student tried to build a structure to withstand an earthquake!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Please have your students check the HMS lost and found over the next three days!!! We will be reminding students throughout the days that all unclaimed items will be donated during the winter break.
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Team 8Red “Wipe Out” toilet paper drive will extend to Thursday! Also VIP permission slips and $6 are due by Thursday!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
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!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
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.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
7th grade girls with a win at the Shiloh Shootout! Great job by the ladies today.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
8th grade girls with a win in the Shiloh Shootout. Well done ladies.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
7 Red students participated in the worldwide Hour of Code today in their math classes!  They were able to choose a topic to practice coding to make the objects and characters move, dance, ice skate, and more!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Pajama Day at HMS! Love the school spirit!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Sellers’s classes create Bob Ross paintings in class this week!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
This week's Mag 7 winners for Team 7 Red! Nice work!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Matt Baumgartner
Our 8th Graders at the Holocaust Museum today. We had a great experience and an amazing speaker!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
Intramural Volleyball has been cancelled for today. We will let you know if you if we can reschedule. Thank you for understanding.
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
We’re excited that Highland Middle School has earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Service Project - Students made blankets for the kids at Children’s Hospital. Some of these kiddos put in a lot of time...all put in a lot of love.
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Deb Holcmann
HMS Dance Team!
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Matt Baumgartner
HMS Jazz Band practicing La Bamba and sounding great!!! They will be playing at our December 19th basketball game. It’s going to be a great night so please make plans on attending!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Winter Chorus Concert tonight for HMS! They sounded wonderful!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
HMS girls sweep Triad! Winner for the 8th grade girls.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
8th grade girls......game time!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Special thanks to the HMS dance team for their performance.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Conference action tonight against Triad! 7th grade with the win.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
6 Red makes blankets for Children’s Hospital!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
6 Black Social Studies using their Ancient Egypt content knowledge to "breakout" of their digital escape room.
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
Erin Smith
7 Black Advisory Winter Games are heating up!
about 1 year ago, Erin Smith
Elizabeth Weder
Ms. Schrage has students complete an oil spill lab to demonstrate how the geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere interact!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
Great weekend of basketball for the 7th grade ladies. 3rd place finish in the Carlyle Tournament.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Can’t be all work and no fun! 7th grade lady Bulldogs.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Lunch shenanigans with the 7th grade girls basketball team.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Game 2 of the 7th grade Carlyle Tournament. Girls played their heart out but came up just short. What a battle! Third place game will be at 3:00.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
More excellent students who have been doing great things at HMS. #PositivePups
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
7th grade Carlyle Tournament under way and a first round win for the HMS ladies. Well done!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
HMS teachers collaborate on way to improve instruction and culture at HMS!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to the 8th grade boys who came out on top! It was a nail biter! Great job boys!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
After a tough battle the 8th grade girls fell a little short. They played like warriors for 4 quarter. Great effort ladies!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
7th grade defeats Fulton 44-14! Great job boys!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
Thursday night conference action for the HMS girls. 7th grade pull out a close one for the win. Let’s make it two 8th grade!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Chastity Hyre
Happy December birthday, 8 red!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
John Coziar
IMSA Fusion students simulated making an alloy to create the best possible spear by using hot & cold water treatments on pasta. Students then tested out which of 4 treatments created the best “spear” by experimenting on different thicknesses of paper towels.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
Tough night for HMS boys basketball teams. Both teams battled hard but fell to Carriel.
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
That’s another win for the 8th grade ladies!!!!! Great job.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Girls back in action again against conference rival Carriel tonight. 7th grade girls with the win! Up next, the 8th grade girls!!!!!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Kateri Odle
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!
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
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.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
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.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Holiday Spirit Days https://5il.co/bmdl
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
6 black & 6 red social studies classes collaborating to present their Egyptian god posters.
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
John Coziar
Big come from behind win for the 8th grade girls!! Great job ladies.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Rare Monday night conference game for the girls at Mascoutah. 7th grade girls with the win! Now for the main event, 8th grade.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Big win tonight for 8th Grade Boys Basketball over Collinsville!!! Thank you to our HMS Cheerleaders and Dance team!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
In conference action, the ladies bring home two wins against Collinsville! Great job!!!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
Boys Basketball is about ready to start up against Collinsville. Come support your Bulldogs at HMS!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Thank you to Nancy Rieke for presenting a 6 X 10 American Flag to Highland Middle School from Highland Auxiliary Post 5694.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to the HMS Madrigals! We really enjoyed your performance today!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
Huge OT win by the 8th grade!!!!! Great job ladies.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Girls in action against Wesclin tonight. 7th grade girls with the win!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Chastity Hyre
8 red Holocaust Museum field trip
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Matt Baumgartner
Doing great things and then being recognized for it is definitely a win-win situation!!! Keep up the amazing work HMS students!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
Hard fought game by the 8th grade ladies. They fell a little short but fought until the end.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Back at it again for the HMS girls. 7th grade girls with the win over Carriel. Next up.....8th grade.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Reynolds’s class measure and calculate the surface area and volume of several objects today!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
A Big THANK YOU to Joe Plog at A Final Touch Landscaping and Lawn Care for their generous donation towards our Intramural Program!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
8th grade girls with the win too! Great job ladies!!!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Boys and girls taking on Mascoutah tonight. 7th grade girls with the win!
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Physical education classes working on balance and coordination. We’re bowling, so we’re having fun too.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
8th grade boys defeat Triad tonight!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
8th grade girls with the “W” against Triad! That’s 2 wins tonight for the ladies.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
HMS girls taking on Triad tonight in Troy. 7th grade with a “W”! Next up....8th grade.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Highland takes on Triad tonight. 7th grade game is a close game!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
HMS physical education classes working on focus, hand-eye coordination, and speed.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Kateri Odle
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
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
HMS shows their support for the Vandalia community by wearing red today.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Odle
Don't delay, today is the last day to order your HMS Spiritwear!! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_spirit_wear_2019
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
HMS students: Please join us along with HHS in wearing red Monday to pay our respects and show support for the Vandalia School District and community who lost four family members/friends in a tragic accident on Saturday. Thank you.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Here’s another round of HMS’s Positive Pups!!! These students have been nominated by their teachers for doing great things at HMS!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congrats to the Team 7 Red Mag 7 winners this week!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to everyone who came to our Veterans Day assembly at HMS this year! We were so honored by your presence! Thank you to Rep. Charlie Meier and Lt. Col. Brandon Lorton for speaking at our assembly!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Team 8Red Veterans Day speakers
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Kateri Odle
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!
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
Team 6 Black
6 Black enjoying our Veteran Speakers
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Baumgartner
Another week full of HMS students doing the right things!!! Thanks Positive Pups!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Odle
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!
about 1 year ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
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.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to the Highland Moose Lodge for their generous donation to our HMS intramural program!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
8Red High Honor Roll, Honor Roll and November birthdays!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Frey and Mrs. Taylor’s classes are having fun today learning about trading resources in ancient civilization’s economies.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
Badminton Champions
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
Elizabeth Weder
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.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
First Jazz Band rehearsal at HMS!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Purtle
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
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black honor roll and high honor roll! Keep up the great work!!
about 1 year ago, Ann Kleinmann
Kateri Purtle
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
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Team 6 Black
Bring your old pumpkin to HMS and enter the prize drawing. Here until 11am
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
John Coziar
Congrats to the HMS 8th grade boys for winning the Wesclin Shootout! Special mention to Jake O. for being named to the all-tournament team.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Honor Roll
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red High Honor Roll.
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red’s team for Tug O War at the Pep Rally.
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
John Coziar
HMS cross country team giving back to their community and school. They made a donation to the school’s Angel Fund today.
about 1 year ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
We had great Pep Rally today!!! Thank you our HMS Band, cheerleaders and dancers for performing!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Baumgartner
Chastity Hyre
Sam's Pizza Team 8 Red Fundraiser!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red 1st Quarter Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, and Team Awards. Nice work, students!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier