Chastity Hyre
8 Red Honor Roll!
about 2 hours ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
8 Red Honor Roll!
about 2 hours 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 3 hours 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 6 hours 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.
2 days ago, Deb Holcmann
Kateri Odle
6th grade baseball parents, please see the attached flyer about an upcoming hitting camp. https://5il.co/cefo
2 days 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
2 days ago, Kateri Odle
John Coziar
HMS students are participating in archery during the 3rd quarter.
2 days ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
Great job HMS Dance Team!!! Way to work hard and perform strong!!!
5 days 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!!!
5 days 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!
6 days ago, Elizabeth Weder
Stephanie Schwappach
Varsity Scholar Bowl won 1 of 2 games at our match against Greenville...225 to 150.
7 days ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Chastity Hyre
Good luck at Regionals tonight!
7 days ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Good luck at Regionals tonight!
7 days ago, Chastity Hyre
John Coziar
8th grade girls fall just short at the SIJHSAA regional. Great season girls. Keep your heads held high.
8 days 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.
10 days ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Celebrating our State Champions this morning at HMS!
10 days 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!
11 days ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
So proud of the 8th grade girls. Winners of the Southwestern Illinois Shootout consolation bracket!
12 days 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!!!
13 days 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!!!
13 days ago, Matt Baumgartner
Team 6 Black
Congratulations to the Super Six Award winners on Team 6 Black for November/December!
13 days 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
13 days ago, Deb Holcmann
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congratulations to the 7 Red award winners for 2nd Quarter!
13 days 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
13 days ago, Kateri Odle
Team 6 Black
Congratulations to the AR Award winners from 6 Black for Second Quarter!
15 days ago, Team 6 Black
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red November/December “You Rock” award winners. Congratulations!
15 days ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red 2nd Qtr. AR winners! Congratulations!!
15 days 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
15 days 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!!!
16 days 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!
17 days ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
We listened to a great message today from Dr. Todd Whittaker! Thanks for coming to Highland today!
17 days 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!!!
20 days 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!
21 days ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
HMS Lady Dogs cheering on the Lady Billikens today.
about 1 month 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 month ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Erin Smith
7 Black 1st Semester Awards:) Congratulations to everyone on a great 1st Semester!
about 1 month ago, Erin Smith
Elizabeth Weder
More ugly sweater nominees!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Today’s ugly sweater nominees and winners!
about 1 month 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 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
Thanks to the parents and athletes of the middle school cross country program!
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
HMS National Geography Bee participants!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Erin Smith
Team 7 Black is in the Christmas spirit!
about 1 month ago, Erin Smith
Erin Smith
Congratulations to the 7 Black Geography Bee participants!
about 1 month ago, Erin Smith
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 red service project
about 1 month ago, Chastity Hyre
Deb Holcmann
Girls Basketball - 8th Grade Parent Night
about 1 month ago, Deb Holcmann
Chastity Hyre
Happy holidays from Team 8red!
about 1 month ago, Chastity Hyre
John Coziar
8th grade night for the ladies of HMS. Both grade levels with a win. Well done ladies.
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
Rebecca Braundmeier
7th graders had a blast at Edison's for their Quarter 2 VIP field trip!
about 1 month 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 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Officer Flake presents to our 8th Grade Health classes the dangers of driving while intoxicated.
about 1 month 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 month 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 month ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Gurley class are engineers today. Each student tried to build a structure to withstand an earthquake!
about 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
7th grade girls with a win at the Shiloh Shootout! Great job by the ladies today.
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
8th grade girls with a win in the Shiloh Shootout. Well done ladies.
about 1 month 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 month ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Pajama Day at HMS! Love the school spirit!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Sellers’s classes create Bob Ross paintings in class this week!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
This week's Mag 7 winners for Team 7 Red! Nice work!
about 1 month ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Matt Baumgartner
Our 8th Graders at the Holocaust Museum today. We had a great experience and an amazing speaker!
about 1 month 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 month ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
We’re excited that Highland Middle School has earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification!
about 1 month 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 month ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Deb Holcmann
HMS Dance Team!
about 1 month 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 month ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Winter Chorus Concert tonight for HMS! They sounded wonderful!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
HMS girls sweep Triad! Winner for the 8th grade girls.
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
8th grade girls......game time!
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Special thanks to the HMS dance team for their performance.
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Conference action tonight against Triad! 7th grade with the win.
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
6 Red makes blankets for Children’s Hospital!
about 1 month 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 month ago, Team 6 Black
Erin Smith
7 Black Advisory Winter Games are heating up!
about 1 month 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 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
Great weekend of basketball for the 7th grade ladies. 3rd place finish in the Carlyle Tournament.
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Can’t be all work and no fun! 7th grade lady Bulldogs.
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Lunch shenanigans with the 7th grade girls basketball team.
about 1 month 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 month ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
More excellent students who have been doing great things at HMS. #PositivePups
about 1 month ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
7th grade Carlyle Tournament under way and a first round win for the HMS ladies. Well done!
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
HMS teachers collaborate on way to improve instruction and culture at HMS!
about 1 month 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 month 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 month ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
7th grade defeats Fulton 44-14! Great job boys!
about 1 month 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 month ago, John Coziar
Chastity Hyre
Happy December birthday, 8 red!
about 1 month 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 month ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
Tough night for HMS boys basketball teams. Both teams battled hard but fell to Carriel.
about 1 month ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
That’s another win for the 8th grade ladies!!!!! Great job.
about 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Holiday Spirit Days https://5il.co/bmdl
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
6 black & 6 red social studies classes collaborating to present their Egyptian god posters.
about 1 month ago, Team 6 Black
John Coziar
Big come from behind win for the 8th grade girls!! Great job ladies.
about 1 month 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 month ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
about 1 month 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 month ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
In conference action, the ladies bring home two wins against Collinsville! Great job!!!
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
Boys Basketball is about ready to start up against Collinsville. Come support your Bulldogs at HMS!!!
about 1 month 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 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to the HMS Madrigals! We really enjoyed your performance today!
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
Huge OT win by the 8th grade!!!!! Great job ladies.
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Girls in action against Wesclin tonight. 7th grade girls with the win!
about 1 month ago, John Coziar
Chastity Hyre
8 red Holocaust Museum field trip
about 1 month 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!!!
2 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
Hard fought game by the 8th grade ladies. They fell a little short but fought until the end.
2 months 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.
2 months ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Reynolds’s class measure and calculate the surface area and volume of several objects today!
2 months 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!
2 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
8th grade girls with the win too! Great job ladies!!!
2 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Boys and girls taking on Mascoutah tonight. 7th grade girls with the win!
2 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Physical education classes working on balance and coordination. We’re bowling, so we’re having fun too.
2 months ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
8th grade boys defeat Triad tonight!
2 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
8th grade girls with the “W” against Triad! That’s 2 wins tonight for the ladies.
2 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
HMS girls taking on Triad tonight in Troy. 7th grade with a “W”! Next up....8th grade.
2 months ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Highland takes on Triad tonight. 7th grade game is a close game!
2 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
HMS physical education classes working on focus, hand-eye coordination, and speed.
2 months 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
2 months ago, Kateri Odle
Elizabeth Weder
HMS shows their support for the Vandalia community by wearing red today.
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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!
2 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congrats to the Team 7 Red Mag 7 winners this week!
2 months 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!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Team 8Red Veterans Day speakers
3 months 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!
3 months ago, Kateri Odle
Team 6 Black
6 Black enjoying our Veteran Speakers
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Baumgartner
Another week full of HMS students doing the right things!!! Thanks Positive Pups!!!
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to the Highland Moose Lodge for their generous donation to our HMS intramural program!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
8Red High Honor Roll, Honor Roll and November birthdays!
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
Badminton Champions
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
First Jazz Band rehearsal at HMS!
3 months 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
3 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black honor roll and high honor roll! Keep up the great work!!
3 months 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
3 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Team 6 Black
Bring your old pumpkin to HMS and enter the prize drawing. Here until 11am
3 months 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.
3 months ago, John Coziar
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Honor Roll
3 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red High Honor Roll.
3 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red’s team for Tug O War at the Pep Rally.
3 months 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.
3 months ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
We had great Pep Rally today!!! Thank you our HMS Band, cheerleaders and dancers for performing!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Chastity Hyre
Sam's Pizza Team 8 Red Fundraiser!
3 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red 1st Quarter Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, and Team Awards. Nice work, students!
3 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Erin Smith
7 Black Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for 1st Quarter
3 months ago, Erin Smith
Chastity Hyre
8red advisory pumpkins
3 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Team 6 Black
6 Black October Super Six Awards
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black First Quarter Honor Roll
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black First Quarter High Honor Roll
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Elizabeth Weder
We had a blast with our game truck yesterday for our top fundraiser sellers! Thanks for supporting HMS!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
Madison County Pumpkin Purge is at HMS Saturday, Nov. 2, 9-11am. Bring pumpkins to be composted. Prize drawings, games, and free hot chocolate.
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Purtle
HMS Cookbook Sale - Just a reminder to place your cookbook order and have your order paid for by this Thursday, October 31! Thank you for your support!! http://bit.ly/HMSCookbook
3 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Team 6 Black
6 Black Social Studies using VR goggle to explore Ancient Egypt
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Purtle
Hello Everyone, HMS will participate in Red Ribbon Week the week of Monday, October 28th through Friday, November 1st. To celebrate the week, Student Council will be holding a contest to see how many students participate in each day's activity. Teachers will count the number of students in their advisory that participate, and by the end of the week all the totals will be added up. Each grade level will have one winning advisory. Please help us support Red Ribbon Week. If you would like more information about the Red Ribbon campaign, please visit redribbon.org. The themes are listed below. Thanks, Dawn Hubbard Spirited Themes Days Monday, October 28th ("Being Drug Free Is No Sweat") -- Wear Sweat Outfits Tuesday, October 29th ("Join The Forces Against Drugs”) -- Wear Camouflage Wednesday, October 30th (“Team Up Against Drugs") -- Wear Team Jersey Or T-Shirt Thursday, October 31st (“Give Drugs The Boo't'") -- Wear Boots Or Halloween T-Shirt Friday, November 1st ("Ready To Live A Drug Free Life") -- Wear Red
3 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Baumgartner
Haunted Hallway was a great success!!! A big thank you to HMS Student Council and everyone who volunteered their time to help make the night terrific!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Halloween is upon us and Student Council's Haunted Hallway is the perfect way to scare you into the Halloween Spirit!! WHERE: HMS WHEN: October 26th from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Doors Open at 5:45 p.m. COST: $15.00 FOR: HMS student's only Students and parents must sign a waiver to participate in this spooky event!! The waiver will be available at the door for parents to sign. It is also attached herehttps://5il.co/amu4. By signing this waiver, you understand that there will be scary Halloween themed personnel, fog machines, and props used throughout the Haunted Hallway. And, you understand that you are participating in events at your own risk. HMS Student Council
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
HMS is pleased to announce the link to order baseball state championship apparel! Follow this link to order today. Sale closes this Sunday night! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_state_baseball_champions If you were having trouble with the previous post, try this link.
3 months ago, John Coziar
Kateri Purtle
HMS is pleased to announce the link to order baseball state championship apparel! Follow this link to order today. Sale closes this Sunday night! https://aa-portswear.com/hms_state_baseball_champions
3 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Baumgartner
The Book Fair is ready for Thursday (11:30-8:30) and Friday (8-12) courtesy of Mrs. Schmidtz’s ELP!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
Another big thank you to the Highland Jr. Bulldog basketball program for purchasing these new practice jerseys! They look fantastic!
3 months ago, John Coziar
Kateri Purtle
Wednesday, October 23rd is the last day to purchase Haunted Hallway Tickets at lunch for $10.00 It will be $15.00 at the door. WHERE: HMS WHEN: October 26th from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. COST: $10.00 10/23 ttps://5il.co/amu4
3 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Wear Orange tomorrow to support Unity Day in order to stand up against Bullying.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Purtle
The foreign language intramural sign up is now available for students at the information desk in the plaza. Please see the attached flyer for more information. https://5il.co/ax0d
3 months ago, Kateri Purtle
John Coziar
A big thank you goes out to the Highland Junior Bulldog Basketball program for purchasing these for HMS!
3 months ago, John Coziar
Deb Holcmann
Stand Up to Bullying: Link to report bullying is http://bit.ly/standuphms19-20
3 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Erin Smith
7 Black Zoo Trip
3 months ago, Erin Smith
John Coziar
Great job today by HMS cross country teams at the SIJHSAA STATE MEET!
3 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Go time for the boys.
3 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Go time for the girls.
3 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
HMS cross country team headed to DuQuoin for the SIJHSAA state cross country meet.
3 months ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Just landed in DC! Ready for a great weekend!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
6 Black- First Quarter Top Reading Awards
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Baumgartner
HMS students continue to impress with positive behaviors!!! Here are our Positive Pups for this week!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Rockin’ AR Awards.
3 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Kateri Purtle
HMS is pleased to offer an opportunity to purchase Girls Basketball apparel and accessories! Follow this link to order yours today! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_girls_basketball
3 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
HMS is pleased to announce the link to order baseball state championship apparel! Follow this link to order today! https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_state_baseball_champions
3 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Baumgartner
HMS Positive Pups!! Keep showing your PRIDE!!!
3 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Team 6 Black
6 Black social studies created cuneiform tablets as part of their Mesopotamia unit.
3 months ago, Team 6 Black
John Coziar
SIJHSAA State Champs!
3 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Boys battling at the plate.
3 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Looking to bring home the championship. Come on boys!
3 months ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Top of 6 6-0 Highland leads!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Bottom of 4 Highland leads 5-0 over Harrisburg!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Good luck HMS Baseball!!! Your fans are on their way!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Chastity Hyre
Great day for and 8red field trip to Springfield!
4 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
What a great day at Springfield for 8 Red!
4 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Team 6 Black
6 Black students testing helicopter variables
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Baumgartner
Move over Mr. Allen, we’ve got some Jr. Conductors with some serious skills!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Stephanie Schwappach
More from McTeacher Night
4 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Elizabeth Weder
Lots of fun at 6th Grade McTeacher Night tonight!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to the HMS eighth grade boys baseball team as they defeated Waterloo today in round two of the Class L SIJHSAA State Tournament! They will be playing for the championship game on Thursday at 3 o’clock in Centralia. We can’t wait to cheer you on! So proud of all of you boys! Congrats to Coach Reckmann as well!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Purtle
Haunted Hallway WHERE: HMS WHEN: October 26th from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. COST: $10.00 Purchase tickets AT LUNCH on 10/8-10/11 & 10/21-10/23 $15.00 at the door on 10/26 Parent & student must sign the waiver to attend the Haunted Hallway!! https://5il.co/amu4
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Baumgartner
HMS Model UN researching and exploring their countries!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Purtle
VIP ordering is now available. Please see the link below. https://5il.co/ao23
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
The second 8th grade tryout will be held on Columbus Day, Oct. 14th from 3-4:30. This is for 8TH GRADE ONLY! Thank You!
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
John Coziar
Great day for a cross country race! DuQuion Invitational. Let’s go!!!
4 months ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
Great students being recognized for their positivity at HMS!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Kateri Purtle
We are so excited to finally bring you the opportunity to purchase our HMS cookbook! This is a project that has lovingly been worked on by so many of our staff and families. Fill out this form to pre-order your cookbook today! Orders and Money are due by 10/31 http://bit.ly/HMSCookbook
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Penny Wars to benefit the leukemia and lymphoma society was a lot of fun today!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congrats to the 7 Red Mag 7 winners this week!
4 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Kateri Purtle
Parents, Please see the information about the upcoming Student Council Haunted Hallway!! https://5il.co/amu3 https://5il.co/amu4
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
John Coziar
cross country at Triad tonight.
4 months ago, John Coziar
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red September “You Rock” awards.
4 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Chastity Hyre
Happy October birthday team 8Red!
4 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Team 6 Black
6 Black monthly award winners
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Purtle
DON'T FORGET - TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR RECIPE SUBMISSIONS. HMS Recipe Book -- HMS is excited to bring a new opportunity to our HMS Family. Our plan is to create a HMS Recipe Book, with recipes from our HMS Faculty and Staff, along with our HMS Family -- our students and their family members and friends. The process to submit recipes is online and very simple to do. Thank you for all your help and support, and we looking forward to creating our HMS Recipe Book with all of you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kateri Odle at kodle@highlandcusd5.org Some details: *We would like to have all recipes submitted by September 30th. Here is the link you click on to start typing in your recipes: http://www.typensave.com/get-started/ User Name: HMS Cookbook Committee Password: HMS
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Team 6 Black
6 black science car races
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Erin Smith
Fall Festival Fun!
4 months ago, Erin Smith
Stephanie Schwappach
Our 6 Red students after today’s parade.
4 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Matt Baumgartner
Here are a few great HMS students who were given our Positive Pup award this week. Keep doing the right thing and staying positive!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to the HHS drum line and cheerleaders for welcoming our kids to school this morning in honor of Homecoming Week!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
SIJHSAA REGIONAL CHAMPS!
4 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Regional Champs!!!
4 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Boys battling against Salem. It’s been a great game!
4 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
SIJHSAA Regional Champs!
4 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Softball SIJHSAA Championship game against Salem! Come on ladies!!!!
4 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
8th grade boys with a come from behind win over Centralia! 8-4! On to the SIJHSAA Regional Championship Game!
4 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
8th grade girls on to the SIJHSAA Regional Championship Game! Defeating Centralia 11-1.
4 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
8th grade boys battling Centrailia in the SIJHSAA Regional game.
4 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
8th grade softball playing hard in SIJHSAA Regional.
4 months ago, John Coziar
Chastity Hyre
8th grade softball players - ready to win their Regional game tomorrow!
4 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Team 8Red Advisory Activity - Paper Towers
4 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Erin Smith
7th Grade Softball finished their season with a win against Carlyle tonight. Great Job Girls!
4 months ago, Erin Smith
Kateri Purtle
Please see information attached about this year's box top program. https://5il.co/ae71 https://5il.co/ae72
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
Just a reminder that cookie dough and magazine order forms and money are due this Wednesday, September 25 in the office. Thanks!!
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Baumgartner
Another amazing week at HMS!!! Here are some great students that have been doing the right thing!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
Highland Elementary Dawg runners came to run with the HMS cross country team today. We happened to run into the HS team practicing. Turned out to be a great day for Highland runners. So awesome to see so many grade levels together.
4 months ago, John Coziar
Highland Middle School
I bet you didn't know you had some amazing young theatrical talent in 6th grade. Your students retold the ancient story of the "Epic of Gilgamesh." They went above and beyond with costumes, props, and some outstanding acting skills. It was pretty cool how "into" it the kids were. Audiences in the classes were super respectful, and there were some students that absolutely shocked me on how outgoing they were. Here are a couple pics to put a smile on ya.
4 months ago, Highland Middle School
Kateri Purtle
HMS Recipe Book -- HMS is excited to bring a new opportunity to our HMS Family. Our plan is to create a HMS Recipe Book, with recipes from our HMS Faculty and Staff, along with our HMS Family -- our students and their family members and friends. The process to submit recipes is online and very simple to do. If you are interested in helping us create a great recipe book, please follow the information at the bottom of this email. We truly appreciate all you help in this endeavor. If all goes well, we will have them up for sale in October, with delivery of the books right before Christmas. There will be a separate email with order forms attached. Thank you for all your help and support, and we looking forward to creating our HMS Recipe Book with all of you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kateri Odle at kodle@highlandcusd5.org Some details: *We would like to have all recipes submitted by September 30th. Here is the link you click on to start typing in your recipes: http://www.typensave.com/get-started/ User Name: HMS Cookbook Committee Password: HMS
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
Please see the attached flyer about Basketball tryouts. Thanks!
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
We are needing parent volunteers for the night of the Homecoming Parade, Sept. 25th, to monitor the parade. You will be designated to certain streets to make sure that the parade is flowing safely, kids are not jumping around on floats, throwing objects very hard into the crowd, etc. You can contact Monica Rensing at 618-781-7809 or monicarensing@yahoo.com. If you have any questions please let her know. Thank You!
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Baumgartner
Here's another great opportunity offered by the Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library here in Highland!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Team 6 Black
Today 6th grade made water slides in science.
4 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Purtle
There will be girls basketball open gym for the next three sundays leading up to tryouts. September 15, 22, & 29, from 5:00-6:30 in the middle school gym.
4 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Rebecca Braundmeier
Mag 7 winners this week for 7 Red!
4 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
John Coziar
The main event! Big 8th grade win!
4 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Coach Hawkins talking to his troops.
4 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Here comes the crowd. 7th grade getting ready to take on Triad.
4 months ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
We had a great time tonight and saw great baseball. We brought 90 HMS fans to cheer on our seventh and eighth grade teams at the stadium tonight.
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
We had a blast at Grizzly Stadium tonight. We are heading home right now. We will be back at HMS at 9:10 PM. Please make sure to be there to pick up your child if they attended the Grizzly Stadium ball game. Thank you.
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Baumgartner
Here are more great HMS students being recognizing for doing the right thing and showing true Pup PRIDE!!!
4 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
John Coziar
HMS cross country team opened their season in Alton today. Even brought home a few medals.
4 months ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to Alvarado Healthcare for donating school supplies for our students! We are beyond grateful for your generosity!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
Baseball and softball having fun and getting it done.
4 months ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
A BIG THANKS to the Highland Snowball leaders for coming and speaking to our students today and leading some fun activities with our kiddos. They had a blast!
4 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red - Schwappach Advisory
4 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Erin Smith
7 Black honored our first Magnificent Seven this morning!
4 months ago, Erin Smith
Deb Holcmann
HMS Parents, We are approximately halfway through 1st quarter. You may view your child’s 1st quarter midterm grades after 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, by accessing their grades through PowerSchool. We will no longer send individual midterms and quarterly report cards home through email as PowerSchool allows parents and students to gain immediate access to grades. Throughout the year, reminder messages will be emailed home alerting parents when midterm and quarter grades will be available to view. Please go to the following link to obtain your child’s midterm grades: https://ps.highlandcusd5.org/public/ If you are having trouble accessing PowerSchool, please call the HMS office at 651-8800 with questions or concerns. Thanks so much, Liz Weder Principal
5 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Deb Holcmann
Parents: Please have students put names on their lunch boxes. We have a lot of lunch boxes that are left in the plaza with no names on them and are unclaimed. Thank you!
5 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Allen working with his saxophone sectional group today! The were working hard to perfect their performance!
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
It's Draft Day! 7 Red students drafted their fantasy football teams this week in math class!
5 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Chastity Hyre
Team 8red September birthdays
5 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Matt Baumgartner
Another positive week here at HMS!!! Here are a few of our Positive Pups for this week.
5 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Matt Baumgartner
The HMS Band preparing for upcoming performances!
5 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Deb Holcmann
Cow Pie Bingo coming up on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the Highland Square. BBQ and Games will begin at 5 pm. HHS, HMS and HE bands will be performing. See the flyer below for more info.
5 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Deb Holcmann
Cow Pie Bingo coming up on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the Highland Square. BBQ and Games will begin at 5 pm. HHS, HMS and HE bands will be performing. See the flyer below for more info.
5 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red Mag 7 winners for this week. Keep up the great work!
5 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8B algebra students reviewing for their first test of the year! #yougotthis
5 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Deb Holcmann
Do you love to debate, learn about current events, and study other countries? Then Model UN is for you!!! Ms. Abbott and Mrs. Athmer are planning to hold an informational meeting during ELP on Monday September 16th for anyone interested in finding out more about this exciting club. The first MUN meeting Monday, September 23rd from 2:45-4:00 in the media center. If you are interested in exploring our club, sign up at the Information Desk to learn more about this exciting group!
5 months ago, Deb Holcmann
John Coziar
7th grade boys played hard to a victory tonight!
5 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
Not the outcome we were looking for, but the 7th grade girls battled hard the whole game.
5 months ago, John Coziar
Matt Baumgartner
HMS 6th Grade Band are sounding great!!! Keep working hard!!!
5 months ago, Matt Baumgartner
Team 6 Black
Today 6 Black students participated in our annual archaeology dig.
5 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Purtle
Special Opportunity! HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASEBALL AT GRIZZLIES STADIUM - HOME OF THE GATEWAY GRIZZLIES HIGHLAND VS. TRIAD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019, 4:00 PM Please see the attached documents for more info and permission slip. https://5il.co/9zo8 https://5il.co/9zo9
5 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Advisory Breakfast
5 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red students decorated sidewalks with positive messages today during ELP!
5 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Matt Scheibel
Here are some HMS students who have gone above and beyond to show true Pup PRIDE this week!!!
5 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Advisory learning to communicate!
5 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
John Coziar
7th grade softball girls putting in the work to get better. Keep it up ladies.
5 months ago, John Coziar
Elizabeth Weder
The 7th grade boys baseball team brought home a winner today!
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mr. Hartlieb sure goes all out on bus duty!
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
John Coziar
Great practice today from the HMS cross country team. They finished today’s practice as strong as they started. Best part...great kids, great teammates.
5 months ago, John Coziar
John Coziar
HMS physical education classes working on cardio.
5 months ago, John Coziar
Kateri Purtle
Baseball, Softball, & Cross Country pictures will be taken at the end of the day tomorrow. If your student has not brought home a picture form, please let us know today so that we may get them one before the end of day.
5 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Deb Holcmann
7th Grade Boys Baseball and 7th Grade Girls Softball home games are cancelled for today!
5 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Kateri Purtle
All Softball and Baseball games have been cancelled for today. Thanks!!
5 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
We had a great start at HMS this year!
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to our Positive Pups Award winners! They were nominated by their teachers for doing something nice for others this week! Great job!
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Purtle
Please consider attending this session about Disc Golf at the Latzer Library. We cover a unit of this topic in PE and this may enhance your student's experience. ttps://5il.co/9pko
5 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Officer Flake speaks to our kids about school safety!
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Parents, Please view the following link for the Athletic Events Parent Note: https://5il.co/9p5e Thank you, Dr. Chris Becker, HHS Principal
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Purtle
Cross Country practice has been cancelled for today. Football practice has been cancelled for today. Baseball will meet at the high school as normal. 8th grade softball will meet on the field as usual. 7th grade softball is meeting for practice in the pen. Thanks!!
5 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
If you have not had a picture taken for your ID and yearbook photo, Voegele Studio will be here this Wednesday, August 21, to get them taken. If you need your picture taken, please get in line in the plaza as soon as you arrive Wednesday morning. This is NOT for retakes. A separate date will be scheduled for those after all proofs have been printed and sent home. Thank you!
5 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Chastity Hyre
Happy August birthday to these Team 8 red folks!
5 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Kateri Purtle
If your student has chosen to attend the Cross Country practice/info meeting today, it will end at 4:30. Please pick up your students at the HMS track.
5 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Please see the following documents for more information about Drop off and Pick up procedures at HMS. https://5il.co/9g6u https://5il.co/9g6n
5 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Purtle
If you missed the first PE Uniform store, we have re-opened it! Please make sure you check the information on the new dates. You will have to have PE clothing until these come in. https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_optional_pe_uniforms
6 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Welcome Back! Attached is our August letter with important information concerning HMS. https://5il.co/977k
6 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Just a reminder that Voegele Studio is currently in the Middle School library taking pictures for HHS and HMS IDs and yearbook pictures until 8 pm tonight. The line is not long at this time!
6 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Deb Holcmann
School Supply List: Students should have a notebook and pencil for the first day of school. The Pups Patch student bookstore sells items students may need for their classes such as colored pencils, index cards, markers, folders, erasers, compasses, protractors, assignment books, and poster board. The Pups Patch is open during lunch hours for student use when parent volunteers are available. Team lists of supplies are as follows: Grades 6, 7, and 8 Grade 6 Pencils (two-boxes - sharpened) Red Pens (Team 6 Red ONLY) Colored Pencils 3 Highlighters Pencil Case Dry erase Markers Eraser 2 glue sticks 1 roll of tape 2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper- wide ruled 1 package of graph paper (20 Sheets) Composition Notebook (Team 6 Black ONLY) 3 Three-Subject Notebook (SS, Math, and 6 Red ELA) 1 Blank page sketchbook 4 PLASTIC 3-prong folders with pockets Binder or Trapper Keeper (consider locker size) 1-Inch Binder (must have clear cover and spine sleeve (for ELA) 8 Tab Wipe On/Wipe Off Dividers (ELA) 1 Package Post-it Notes (3inch) 1 Container of Disinfectant Wipes 2 Boxes of Facial Tissues Inexpensive ear/headphones For Encore Art: 1 Sketchbook for Art Grade 7 Pencils Pens (only blue or black) 1 Package of Red Pens for Math Colored Pencils (set of 12) Markers 4 Dry Erase Markers (Eraser is optional) 1 single-subject notebook (preferably plastic cover) Graph Paper - 20 sheets 1-2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper 7 Two-Pocket Folders 1 Binder (zipper or Velcro closure)-Trapper Keeper 2 One-Inch Binders 2 Packages of 3x5 Lined Index Cards 1 Zipper Pencil Holder (holes to keep in binder) 1 white hi-polymer eraser 4 Glue Sticks Scissors Ruler (metric/inches) Protractor 2 Boxes Facial Tissues 1 Container of Clorox Wipes 1 Calculator (TI-30XA) 2 Earbuds (Please keep an extra pair in your locker at all times! These are necessary.) For Encore LA+: 1 Folder 1 Package of Loose Leaf Paper For Encore Art: 1 Sketchbook for Art Grade 8 Pens and Pencils Colored Pencils 3x5 Index Cards Highlighters Scissors Eraser 1 Package of Graph Paper 2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper 2 or More Glue Sticks 1 Calculator (Texas Instrument-TI-30XA recommended) 3 Boxes of Facial Tissues 1 container of disinfectant wipes (Boys) 1 Germ-X (Girls) Ear Buds For Encore LA+: 1 Folder 1 Package of Loose Leaf Paper For 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Band: 1 1⁄2” three ring binder 5 #2 pencils For Health 1 Folder 1 Notebook For 6th, 7th, & 8th Physical Education 1 Pair of Long Black Shorts 1 Gray T-Shirt with your last name on the back (Last name may be put on the back with a marker.) Other items may be requested by specific teams when school begins.
6 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Chastity Hyre
Come out and support HMS 8th grade with our Back to School 8th grade Mazzio’s Nights July 22 AND July 29 from 5pm-9pm. Come out for dinner and meet the 8th grade teachers!
6 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
All students at HMS are required to wear a uniform that consists of a grey t-shirt with their last name on the back and long black shorts. Here is an option if you are interested. https://aa-sportswear.com/hms_optional_pe_uniforms/shop/home
7 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Just a reminder that Voegele Studio will be at HMS tomorrow taking ID/yearbook pictures for HMS and HHS students from 8-3 in the HMS library!
7 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Fall Sports Tryout Dates- Changes to 6th Grade Baseball Tryouts
7 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
If your child is planning on trying out for a fall sport at HMS this fall, please read and fill out the following form! https://forms.gle/jqA7eCeaytansdL78 Thank you!
7 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Check out important information about HMS by viewing the following newsletter! https://5il.co/89ec
7 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Purtle
Please see the attachments for information on the upcoming softball camp.
8 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
Only 7 more days to order your school supply kits! Don't forget that this not only benefits you by saving you a trip to the store, but the money goes back to your school and student!!!
8 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Deb Holcmann
All grades in Powerschool are updated and final for the 18-19 school year.
8 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Kateri Purtle
Tired of shopping for school supplies and going from store to store? Use this easy tool to one stop shop and have all of your supplies bought! There’s even backpack option! Did you know that the School Supply Kits are actually a FUNDRAISER!? Teacher Tailored not only makes it convenient for you, but you're helping support the PTO and giving back to your child's school!!! Online ordering is available until June 7! www.shopttkits.com
8 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Scheibel
IMSA Fusion Awards
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
5K Medalists
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Spelling Bee Awards
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Band Scholarship Winners
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Band and Chorus Awards
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Student Council Awards
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Geography Bee Awards
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Math Team Awards
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Oratorical Contest Awards
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Model UN Awards
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Scholar Bowl Awards
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Math Olympiad Award Winners
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Fun on our last day together!
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
Have a great summer break! Thanks for a wonderful year!
8 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Ann Kleinmann
8 Black Day O' Fun Champions...Mr. Brauns' advisory team win the day and keep the trophy for a second year in a row...first time in Day O' Fun history for back to back wins
8 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Team 6 Black
6 Black AR Awards Q4
8 months ago, Team 6 Black
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red award winners on the last day! Great job everybody! What a great year!
8 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 6 Black
Winner of the 6 Black Stock Market Challenge- Lexi Fogg
8 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Purtle
Caring for your child's mental health over summer break! By Lynette Dixon, PhD, LPC, NCC, CRAADC Summer is a time of year that students have looked forward to for as long as school attendance has been the norm in the United States. Songs such as "School's Out for Summer," demonstrate the sentiments that many hold for this precious time of year when demands are often lessened and students are free to enjoy the warm weather and extra time with family and friends. However, as celebrated as summer often is, it can be a difficult time for students who thrive on structure and more organized times for them to interact with their peers. The freedom of summer can be difficult for some students who may not be as well versed at organizing social interactions with peers and may lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. Students may fall into patterns of sleeping late and the lounging around at home too often. While typical summer behavior that is enjoyed by many, engaging in less activity can lead to feelings of boredom, unproductivity, and can lead to an increase in depressive symptoms, especially for students who are already pre-disposed to this condition. Students who struggle with mental and emotional issues often receive a lot of support during the school year from caring teachers, school counselors, and other staff whom they form relationships with and who are able to more closely monitor how they are doing. Without the support of these caring relationships signs can go un-noticed. However, summer can provide a time for parents or other caregivers to reconnect with their children and make some lasting memories.  Here are some tips for parents to help their children take care of their mental health during summer break, as well as some signs to watch for: - Establish a summer routine. While summer is the perfect time to relax and embrace a slower pace, it is still important to maintain a routine so that children are continuing to engage in stimulating activities. - Practice healthy habits. Staying active, eating right, and practicing healthy sleep habits are important to maintain over the summer months. Our mental well-being is impacted by our physical health. - Encourage journal writing. This can provide an outlet for emotions. - Encourage children to start something new. Now can be the time to try something that they have always wanted to try. Embark on a new hobby or project. This can provide children with a sense of purpose and accomplishment. - Take extra time to engage in activities together. Family activities can be great, such as going to the park or tossing a ball back and forth after dinner. It can also be fun to spend some one-on-one time with each child during the summer months, such as a special breakfast with mom or dad, alternating which child to take out. These low pressure activities can open up some space for your child to share what is on his or her mind. - Keep an eye on their behavioral patterns. Many kids love to sleep late during the summer months, and this can be okay, but if they sleep for the majority of the day, no longer want to engage with others, experience extreme irritability, or if they stop engaging in activities that they once enjoyed, then this may be a cause for concern. - Watch for signs of excessive worry or concern, especially if the child also disengages from others or if they suddenly begin to engage in more sedentary activities. If you do notice any troubling signs with your child, starting a conversation with them can be a good place to start. It is also a good idea to consult with your pediatrician or even seek out a counseling appointment.
8 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Deb Holcmann
Summer camp information was sent out in an email to parents today. Volleyball, Tennis, Football, Baseball, Softball, Swim Team, etc. Flyers are available at the Highland Middle School office. 651-8800.
8 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Kateri Purtle
https://sites.google.com/highlandcusd5.org/hhsathletics/spring-sports/boys-tennis?authuser=0 Tennis Camp Individual and group instruction from the HHS Coach & players. Comprehensive Footwork and Movement drills. Fun games that review techniques. Free Camp T-shirt Dates: June 17, 18, 19 & 20 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Boys and Girls entering Grades 3 - 9 For questions contact Matt Pellock at 618-973-7637 or at highlandiltennis@gmail.com. Summer Tennis Program Instruction by former Highland High School top players and coaches. Drills that focus on stroke development and footwork. Fun games that review techniques and match play 3 Session options available: 2, 4 or the full 6 weeks / Boys and Girls entering Grades 6 - 12 / Participants must bring their own racket and water bottle / Location: HHS Tennis Courts Dates: June 24 to August 2nd. Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. For questions contact Matt Pellock at highlandiltennis@gmail.com
8 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red students celebrating 4th Quarter Great Page Challenge with water balloon toss and chalk art of favorite quotes from the year.
8 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red Mentathalon!
8 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
The Highland Bulldog Hockey Club would like to invite anyone that might be interested in playing ice hockey to join the team this summer during our open ice skating. Any student interested (male or female) with a birth year prior to 12/31/2006. Opening skating is free to anyone wanting to participate. If they would like more information the can contact Kevin Miles the club president at mileskh4@gmail.com. The dates for this summer’s open skating for the Highland Bulldog Hockey Club are: 7/7 McKendree RecPlex at 5:00 7/14 East Alton Ice Arena at 3:00 7/21 East Alton Ice Arena at 3:00 7/28 East Alton Ice Arena at 3:00 8/4 East Alton Ice Arena at 6:30 8/11 East Alton Ice Arena at 6:30 8/18 East Alton Ice Arena at 4:15 8/25 East Alton Ice Arena at 4:15
8 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Team 8Red VIP trip to Silver Lake
8 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Shout out to the Highland Lions Club for donating and grilling lunch today at the 8red picnic VIP trip at Silver Lake!
8 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Stephanie Schwappach
On our way back from an incredible day.
8 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black annual Day O Fun. Beautiful weather + Great kids = Fun way to end the year! Post 2 of 2...Kyleigh Buchen taking on the other team solo!!!
8 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black annual Day O Fun. Beautiful weather + Great kids = Fun way to end the year! Post 1 of 2
8 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Matt Scheibel
If interested in playing Highland Bulldog Ice Hockey for the 19-20 season, contact Kevin Miles at mileskh4@gmail.com for more info. Boys and girls entering grades 7-12. Summer skates will start in July to test it out. No experience necessary!
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Fun at Incredible Pizza.
8 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Chastity Hyre
8red science class balloon car winners
8 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
8red science class balloon car winners
8 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to August Rottmann from team 6 Red on winning 1st place in the 12U section at the National Wrestling Tournament for Girls in Irvin, Texas, last weekend. Great job, August!!!
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Chastity Hyre
8red penpal field trip 2019
8 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Team 6 Black
Winners- Sayde Hogg and Sam Huelskamp and Runners Up- Malachi Hampsch and Cadence Wellen for the Highland Optimist Poster Contest. Winners were also Honorable Mention for Madison County.
8 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Scheibel
3.1 in 31 Club These students ran their 5k in 31 minutes or less!
8 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Kateri Purtle
HHS Bass Fishing Tryouts to be held for all incoming Freshman. Please see link for more information! https://5il.co/7p4f
8 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Ann Kleinmann
8th grade enriched language arts students met with their 4th grade pen pals for a day of fun activities and lunch!
8 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our SIJHSAA State competitors! Joanna fogg got 7th in pole vault. Madison Emig got 5th in the 1600. Lauren Maas got 6th in the 100m dash. And 4x4 got 3rd!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our PEAP Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our ACE Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our 8 Red Team Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our 8 Black Team Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our 7 Red Team Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our 7 Black Team Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our 6 Red Team Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our 6 Black Team Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our Band and Chorus Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our Fine Arts Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our Jill Frey Leadership Award winner!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our Wendy Hartlieb Award winner!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our Roland Lampe Memorial Award for academic excellence winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our VFW Essay Contest winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our Woodmen of the World Award winner!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our American Legion Award winners!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Kateri Purtle
Please congratulate your 2019-20 Student Council Leadership Team!
9 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Scheibel
Student Council is on their way to hide some inspirational rocks!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Student Council working on Inspirational words today
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
Thank you Mrs. Martin for all you do to support kids at HMS! Happy school nurses appreciation day.
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black Super Six- April
9 months ago, Team 6 Black
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Rocks April Awards
9 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Angela Hartlieb
7th Grade Baseball IDU today!⚾️❤️ Here are some 7B math students playing a game of (dice) baseball while calculating batting averages and on base percentages.
9 months ago, Angela Hartlieb
Angela Hartlieb
7th Grade Baseball IDU today!⚾️❤️ Here are some 7B math students playing a game of (dice) baseball while calculating batting averages and on base percentages.
9 months ago, Angela Hartlieb
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our 1st place 5k finishers today for 7th grade!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Chastity Hyre
8 Red Science Mammoth S'more Ovens
9 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Stephanie Schwappach
6th Grade Ag Day
9 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6th Grade Ag Day
9 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6th Grade Ag Day.
9 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to Cade Altadonna, recipient of the Jim Burnes Leadership Award for Region 7! The award is based on GPA, sports participation, community activities, specific honors, a typed essay, and recommendations from the school and community.
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Deb Holcmann
Football meeting for 8th grade boys: There will be a meeting for all 8th grade boys interested in playing football at HHS next year. The meeting will take place on May 15, 2019, from 6-6:45 in the HS commons. Players and parents will need to be in attendance.
9 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to Cade Altadonna and Joanna Fogg who were honored and recognized at the IPA leadership breakfast today!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Purtle
Cardiac Screenings for Area Youth
9 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
IMSA Fusion students on their field trip to St. Louis College of Pharmacy today!
9 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
More 6th grade 5K fun!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
More fun with Law Day 2019!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
At the courthouse for Law Day with our 8th grade students.
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
8th Grade Law Day was a big success! Thanks to everyone who presented and helped to make it happen!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Great job 6th grade on Finishing the 5K! We are so proud of you!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Stephanie Schwappach
The winners of the 6th Grade 5K...1st Tyson Rakers and 2nd Collin Ferguson.
9 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Elizabeth Weder
We are currently under a tornado warning. Student students are safely in shelter. Buses may be delayed.
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 7 Red Mag 7 Winners this week!
9 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Kateri Purtle
Reminder - Parent orientation for incoming 6th grade parents, this Thursday, May 2, at HMS from 6:30-7:30. We encourage students to come on the separate day held for them in August.
9 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to the HMS Band for receiving 1st Superior at State today! They were amazing!!!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Deb Holcmann
HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL 2019-2020 CHEERLEADERS SASHA ADKINS AVA ALLEN KYLIE BLOEMKER LEXIE FEARS AVA LERCHER CHLOE MC TEER KARA SHAW EMMA ETHRIDGE COLLIN HELDENBRAND LEXI JOHNSON COLE PARSONS AVERY STARWALT RYLEE THOLE AVERY ARRINGTON LYDIA BRANDMEYER EMERSON DAPKUS JENNA GRIEVE ABBEY HOWARD SOPHIA ROGIER TO ALL THAT MADE THE TEAM CONGRATULATIONS! TO THOSE THAT DID NOT PLEASE KNOW THAT IS WAS A VERY HARD DECISION TO MAKE AND MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE TO CONTINUE TO WORK HARD WITH FOCUS ON TUMBLING. I HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU AT THE 2020-2021 HMS CHEERLEADING TRYOUT. IMPORTANT INFORMATION MANDATORY PARENT & CHEERLEADER MEETING & FITTING MONDAY APRIL 29 TH – 6:00PM – HMS MEDIA CENTER PLEASE WEAR SPORTS BRA & SPANDEX SHORTS FOR YOUR FITTING. MANDATORY PARENT ONLY MEETING THURSDAY MAY 2 ND - 6:30PM – HMS MEDIA CENTER A LOT OF INFORMATION WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THIS MEETING. FIRST PAYMENT OF $350.00 FOR THE ORDERING OF CLOTHING, SHOES ECT WILL BE DUE THURSDAY MAY 2 ND 2019. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “HMS or orders will not be made.
9 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Teachers working hard to collaborate. Great Discussions today.
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Had an awesome Assembly today! Thank you HHS Drumline!
9 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Kateri Purtle
Track practice has been cancelled for today, Thursday, April 25. Thank you!
9 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Team 6 Black
6 Black Social Studies, The Middle Ages
9 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black Social Studies, More Middle Ages
9 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black Honor Roll Q3
9 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black Goal Getters Q3
9 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
6 Black High Honor Roll 3Q
9 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Purtle
Parents - Just a reminder that students with any outstanding balances at the end of the school year, including Textbook, Athletic, Library, Cafeteria, or sport uniforms, will NOT be able to attend any field trips until these are paid in full and all uniforms are collected. Thank you!
9 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
Track practice has been cancelled for today, Wednesday, April 24th.
9 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Happy Administrative Assistants’ Day! Thanks for all that you do to make HMS so special!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red High Honor Roll
9 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Honor Roll - not pictured Adrianna Perez and Chase Knebel
9 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Kateri Purtle
Our Food For Families Drive ends this Wednesday, and we are hoping to get more donations by tomorrow. All of the food donated goes to HACSM, the Highland Food Pantry, so everything you give is staying close to home. It is with great hopes that you will be able to give . . . if you can. As of right now, here are the standings in the advisories: 6th = Nave, 7th = Hubbard, and 8th = Schmitz. Each winning grade advisory wins a pizza party, as simple way of saying Thank You!!
9 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
Spring picture proofs are being sent home today with your student. If your student left early, or was not in attendance today, they will get the proof sheet on Tuesday morning. The deadline to order pictures is Friday, April 26. Make sure to return your form, with the pose selected, and money to the office by that date. Thank you!!
9 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
More track fun!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Angela Hartlieb
Congrats to the Team 7Black Q3 award winners: Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, and most improved GPA.
9 months ago, Angela Hartlieb
Elizabeth Weder
No after-school tutoring tomorrow Wednesday, April 16.
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Ann Kleinmann
Students on Team 8Black used the Pythagorean Theorem to draw some amazing spirals last week! They loved discovering art in math class!!
9 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Chastity Hyre
8 red Advisory egg drop challenge!
9 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 7 Red Quarter 3 Honor Roll and High Honor Roll. Nice work!
9 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
Track meet fun!
9 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black collecting for the Food Drive
10 months ago, Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black was "infected" by the Bubonic Plague today
10 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Purtle
Important Incoming 6th Grade Parent Info - Please see the attachment for details. https://5il.co/77w7
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
Grades 4-7 Summer Baseball Camp https://5il.co/77tl
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
Grades 8-11 Summer Baseball Camp https://5il.co/77tk
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
Friday, April 19 is the last day to order the 2018-19 yearbook for HMS. They are $35. You can use this link to order them online - https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1075013/Highland-Middle-School/
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
Any incoming Freshman that wishes to play HHS football there is a Mandatory parent/player meeting May 15th at the HHS Commons from 6:00-6:45pm. All players please bring a pencil and notebook. Any questions please contact Monica Rensing 618-781-7809.
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our HMS Got Talent 2019 Finalist Winners! Elijah Pasley (1st), Hollyn Diamond (2nd), and Emelia Dyer (3rd)!
10 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Kateri Purtle
HMS TRACK MEET FOR TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! The students have been made aware as well. Thanks!
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black Super Six Awards for March
10 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Purtle
The HMS Student Council would like to complete one more community service project before the end of the school year. We have chosen to participate in a food drive called "Food For Families", which benefits families in all of Madison County. We are especially excited, because our donations will go directly to the HACSM, our local food pantry. Last year, the drive collected over 17,100 pounds of food, with many local schools participating. Their goal this year is to collect 25,000 pounds of food, and we are excited to try to help them achieve this goal. Students may donate any of the items below and/or monetary donations. Food products are weighed, while each dollar donated equals a pound of food. This is our second year participating in the event, we do not have a set goal, but we are excited to find out what we can raise for this wonderful program. We are going to run this as an advisory competition from April 1st - 24th. The winning advisory, the one with the most weight collected, from each grade level will receive a pizza party. If you have any questions, please contact dhubbard@highlandcusd5.org or visit the FaceBook page "Food For Families Madison County". Thanks, Dawn Hubbard Suggestions For Donations: *Canned Beans *Canned Fruits *Canned Tomatoes *Canned Tomato Sauce *Canned Tomato Soup *Canned Tuna *Crackers *Cereal *Hamburger Helper *Jelly *Macaroni And Cheese *Oatmeal *Pancake Mix *Pancake Syrup *Peanut Butter *Pie Filling *Ramen Noodles *Spaghetti Pasta *Spaghetti Sauce (Please do not send big bulk items, as they are not easily transported, resulting in them possibly being left out of the weight total. In addition, please make sure you check expiration dates, as we cannot send these items either.)
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
A huge thank you to The Highland Arts Council who donated this beautiful piece of artwork to Highland Middle School! We love it! It is located near our gym. Don’t forget to check it out when you come to one of our events at HMS.
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Thanks to all the teachers and parents who helped out with the Glow Dance last night! I think we had just as much fun as the kids!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Great times at HMS!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Glow Dance!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
So proud of these kids! Season 2 of HMS’s Got Talent!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Stephanie Schwappach
HGT - HMS Got Talent!
10 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black testing water filters in Science
10 months ago, Team 6 Black
Chastity Hyre
8 red science demonstration
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Kateri Purtle
We are excited to announce that we will be adding a new feature to our Glow Dance this Friday -- a photo booth!! The Fete Photo Booth takes pictures and then sends them to you via your phone or email, so you can easily share and/or print them. If you wish to participate in the photo booth, we will collect $2.00 at the door and stamp your hand, which will give you access to unlimited pictures throughout the event. We have attached some pictures from these photo booths, so you can see the excellent memories that are captured of your evening. Thanks, Dawn Hubbard
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Board of Education lowers athletic and activity fees. Check out the Highland Newsleader article! https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/article228450584.html
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Trumpet sectionals sound amazing today!
10 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Painting with Bob Ross today!
10 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Kateri Purtle
A MANDATORY PARENT & CHEERLEADER MEETING FOR 2019-2020 CHEER TRYOUTS HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY APRIL 1ST AT 6:30PM IN THE PLAZA AT HMS. TRYOUT DATES WILL BE GIVEN AT THE MEETING.
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black 3rd Quarter Bowling Reward Party
10 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Scheibel
The HHS Show Choir and Musical (Shrek) came to visit us on Thursday this week for an awesome performance!
10 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Ann Kleinmann
HMS students show support for Bryce Meacham, an 8th grade student battling cancer. #TeamBryce #NoOneFightsAlone
10 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red VIP Trip
10 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 7 Red Quarter 3 Award Winners!
10 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 6 Black
Team 6 Black AR winners for 3rd Quarter!
10 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations volleyball girls on a great season!
10 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Ann Kleinmann
Students on Team 8 Black compete in advisory games each week to improve their rank for the end of the year day-o-fun. Here are some students showing off their mad golf skills in Mr. Brauns room.
10 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red 3rd Qtr AR winners!
10 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Kateri Purtle
Parents and Students, The link to order t-shirts and hoodies is now open until March 31st. Here is the link. https://aa-sportswear.com/team_bryce/shop/home We have a few sizes available for cash and carry at school (checks can be made out to Team Bryce). T-shirts are $20 and Hoodies are $30. T-shirt sizes available are adult medium, large, x-large, and 1 xxl (this shirt is $25) Hoodies available in adult medium...very limited supply. We are planning to take a group photo on Friday to show our support for Bryce as he continues to battle cancer. Students are asked to wear their Team Bryce shirt on Friday, 3/22, if they have one. If they do not have one they may choose to make a small sign showing their support. Shirts and signs are not needed to be included in the photo.
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Optimist District finalists and runner up along with our boys and girls division winners!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to our participants in the Highland Optimist Oratorical Contest! The were wonderful tonight!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Purtle
Spring Picture Info can be found in this attachment. Grade 7 - April 2 Grade 6 - April 3 Grade 8 - April 4 https://5il.co/6xrg
10 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Chastity Hyre
8ted city museum field trip
10 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red Mag 7 award winners! Nice work!
10 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported HMS at our sixth annual trivia night. We had so much fun! It was really great to see our kids and so many families come together to support education!
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Trivia is starting now at HMS! Come and bid on our silent auction items too! Come on in!
10 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Glow Dance The HMS Student Council would like to announce their upcoming Glow Dance!! The Glow Dance is on Friday, March 29th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., with doors opening at 5:45 p.m. Tickets go on sale next week, Monday through Friday, during lunch hours, and the week of the dance. Tickets cost $5.00 before the event and $7.00 the day of the event and at the door. The attire for the evening is school appropriate casual -- or, dress with the theme and glow all night long. Students will enjoy in music being played by DJAY AJAY, along with some refreshments . . . cookies and drinks. We will also have a small concession stand available to purchase other items, such as candy bars. And, keeping with our theme, we will have "glow" items also available to purchase. We are looking forward to a wonderful evening with the students of HMS. If you have any questions, please contact Mecala Scholl at mscholl@highlandcusd5.org
10 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
2019 girls track team
11 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Stephanie Schwappach
Advisory Fun
11 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Matt Scheibel
Girls VB regional tonight! We just won against Triad, now on to the Championship round!
11 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
Come to HMS's Gym Lobby on Tonight, March 12, from 3:30-6:30 to place early bids and purchase tickets for our basket Raffle. All prizes and packages will be awarded at our Annual Trivia Night on March 15. We still have tables available! Auction Leader Link: http://bit.ly://auctionleaders Silent Auction Bid form: http://bit.ly/hmsauction Reserve a Table at Trivia Night Link: http://bit.ly/hmstrivia Thanks for supporting HMS!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our Bowling team intramural students! They competed in Regional today and made it to State!
11 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Some pics from our 6th grade PingPong championship in action. Congrats Madison on your win!
11 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to Madison E.! She was our 6th grade table tennis champion today! Great job!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Optimist Jr. Golf Tournament Entry Form
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Here are our current Silent Auction Leaders! Come to HMS's Gym Lobby on Tuesday, March 12, from 3:30-6:30 to place early bids and purchase tickets for our basket Raffle. All prizes and packages will be awarded at our Annual Trivia Night on March 15. We still have tables available! Auction Leader Link: http://bit.ly://auctionleaders Silent Auction Bid form: http://bit.ly/hmsauction Reserve a Table at Trivia Night Link: http://bit.ly/hmstrivia Thanks for supporting HMS!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Happy March Birthdays!
11 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Team 6 Black
Super Six! Team 6 Black VIP and academic winners for February.
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Stephanie Schwappach
February You Rock Awards
11 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Chastity Hyre
2019 HMS Track Team Apparel Store is now open! Order your gear today!
11 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Deb Holcmann
We have a new intramural for students. Intramural Coding. The flyer is attached. Cost is $15.00.
11 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Kateri Purtle
Track practice has been cancelled for today due to inclement weather. Thank you!
11 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to Mason Emig our 8th grade lunch table tennis tournament champion and Abe Hawkins our 7th grade tournament champion! 6th grade has a few more rounds of play left! Thanks to all who participated!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
Students developed earthquake resistant structures in science today.
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Kateri Purtle
FULL Track practice starts tomorrow, March 6. Practice will run after school until 4:30. This will happen regardless of weather. They will bring the students inside if it cannot be held outside. If you have any questions, please email Coach Coziar at jcoziar@highlandcusd5.org
11 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Just a reminder Pieces of Highland fundraiser is going to be on March 23 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds will benefit the school district’s Fine Arts Dept. Come out and enjoy lots of great food, drinks and music by Buffalo Road.
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Highland Middle School is collecting textiles to be reused or recycled in the USAgain bin located at the corner of Troxler and Rt. 160. Clothing, footwear, linens, and accessories (gloves, hats, belts, bags, purses, etc.) are accepted 24/7 in any condition- in closed bags please. Every time the bin is full, a tree is planted and funds are earned for HMS!
11 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Teachers doing some team-building....awesome!
11 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congrats to our Volleyball Girls! They won both games tonight against Carriel!
11 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
School Cancelled today 2/28/19!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to our Young Author Winners! Special congrats to Elias Allen. He will represent us at the State level!
11 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Chastity Hyre
8 red Advisory activities
11 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Elizabeth Weder
One Night Only! HMS Trivia Night Open Registration and Basket/Silent Auction Preview Tuesday, March 12 , from 3:30-6:30 pm Gym Lobby Attention all Trivia Goers! We will be opening our doors early on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Gym Lobby in order to allow you to come and register for a table at our annual Trivia Night on Friday, March 15. Each table consists of 8 person teams with a cost of $80 ($10 per person). To reserve a table now to participate in our 6th Annual Trivia Night, click the following link: http://bit.ly/hmstrivia Basket Raffles tickets will also be sold allowing you to take a change before our annual trivia night. It is not required for you to be in attendance to win the basket. Tickets cost $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 10 tickets, and $10 for 25 tickets. Silent auction items will be available for early bids as well. For more information about our Trivia Night check out our Trivia Night Website and attached flyer. http://hmstrivianight.weebly.com and https://5il.co/6py3 Thanks so much, Highland Middle School
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
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/hmsauction We will update the highest bids each day on our HMS website and on our HMS Facebook page after 3:30. You may also check the highest bid by clicking the following: http://bit.ly/auctionleaders If you would like to join us at Trivia Night and be able to place a final bid for the Silent Auction on Friday, March 15, 2019, please sign up to reserve a table today. Each table consists of 8 person teams with a cost of $80 ($10 per person). To reserve a table to participate in our 6th Annual Trivia Night, click the following link: http://bit.ly/hmstrivia For more information about our Trivia Night check out our Trivia Night Website: http://hmstrivianight.weebly.com Thanks for supporting HMS! Ms. Liz Weder and Mr. Matt Scheibel
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Spelling Bee contestants from HMS! Congratulations!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
The HMS Band did an amazing job at contest this weekend! Congratulations!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Congratulations to the HMS Chorus! They did an amazing job at contest this weekend!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Round 2 of Lunchtime PingPong has begun!
11 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
Naomi Saathoff placed in the top ten overall at the Mathcounts competition, which qualified her into the countdown round. Congratulation Naomi!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
The HMS Math Team placed 3rd at the Math Counts Competition at SIUE.
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Who says money doesn't grow on trees? Win this basket raffle at Trivia Night on March 15th. 6 Black students helped it bloom.
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
HMS Student Council Movie Night !
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Our HMS MUN brought home many awards from this week’s conference! There were over 189 delegates in attendance from area schools! You represented Highland well! We are so proud of you!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red Mag 7 Winners this week. Nice work!
11 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 6 Black
6th Grade attended a dental health presentation from Dr. Haug's office.
11 months ago, Team 6 Black
Elizabeth Weder
Pieces of Highland!
11 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Intramural bowling!
11 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Stephanie Schwappach
Officer Flake joins in on the student proclaimed “Jo-Jo Bow Day.”
11 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Matt Scheibel
8th grade algebra classes learned about Factor Fish today from Mr. Brueggemann!
12 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Stephanie Schwappach
Congrats 6 Red January “You Rock” winners!
12 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
Congrats to our 6 Red students that made it to the Rebecca Caudill party! Way to go!
12 months ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 7 Red Magnificent 7!
12 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congrats to the 7th graders who attended the Rebecca Caudill party!
12 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 6 Black
6 Black January subject award winners.
12 months ago, Team 6 Black
Matt Scheibel
Heard some talented numbers today from our musical cast during our assembly! Don't forget to get your tickets. Singin' in the Rain opens tomorrow night!
12 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Girls VB first home game tonight! Here's the beginning to a great season!
12 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Kateri Purtle
Parents, Just a reminder that if you purchased a candy gram for your student, please make sure to send in all money to the office by tomorrow​. Please mark the envelope with either Kateri Odle or Deb Holcmann's name. Thank you!!
12 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Elizabeth Weder
Come join us at the HE auditorium!
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Some sneak peak pics of Singin' in the Rain! Getting ready for the show coming up on Friday and Saturday!
12 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Ms. Kelley's 8th grade math class is calculating the Wasted Space in packaging.
12 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Ann Kleinmann
8th grade teams are having a fundraiser at Domino's tonight. Use the coupon to help our teams raise funds for field trips and end of the year activities. Thanks!!
12 months ago, Ann Kleinmann
Matt Scheibel
Help support you HMS athletic teams tonight 5-9pm at Mazzios! Just come and eat. A portion of all proceeds go toward our programs!
12 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 7 Red 2nd Quarter Honor Roll and High Honor Roll Students. Nice work!
12 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Chastity Hyre
8 Red February birthdays
12 months ago, Chastity Hyre
Matt Scheibel
Highland Boys Basketball won their game tonight against Collinsville, 52-40. Join us Thursday night for the Regional Championship where they will play against Fulton! Let's go Highland!!!
12 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
2nd quarter score is 27 - 12 Let's go Highland!!!
12 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
Due to the extreme temperatures expected tomorrow morning, school will not be in session tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30. We fully expect classes to be back in session on Thursday. Thank you.
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Just a reminder that Boys Basketball Regionals are tonight at your HMS gym. Come cheer on the boys as they face Collinsville @ 5:30pm!
12 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Mrs. Scholl's science class discovering the sneakiness of viruses today!
12 months ago, Matt Scheibel
Angela Hartlieb
Congrats to Team 7Black Q2 Honor Roll recipients!
12 months ago, Angela Hartlieb
Elizabeth Weder
7th grade beat Triad 45-40 in OT! Congratulations tournament Champs!
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Heading for OT!
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Come out and support our 7th grade boys basketball team at 7:30 tonight to watch them take on Triad for the Championship game of the 7th grade Highland Basketball tournament!
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Deb Holcmann
HHS Dance Camp will be held February 16, 2019, at the Highland Elementary Gym. The Camp will start at 9 am. Flyers with registration information are available at the HMS Information Center.
12 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Deb Holcmann
HHS Bulldog Baseball Camp for 6th graders will be held March 16 and 17th, 2019 at the HHS Gym. Flyers with more information are available at the HMS Information Center.
12 months ago, Deb Holcmann
Elizabeth Weder
7th grade boy basketball tournament tonight! Our boys are doing great!
12 months ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
7 Red Students working on and showing off their 2019 3D Verb for Language Arts! Students were asked to choose a verb that they would like to DO starting the new school year and then create a 3D model of their verb.
12 months ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Kateri Purtle
Parents & Students, Some of you already know that Bryce Meacham, a student at HMS on Team 8 Black, was diagnosed with cancer last fall. Bryce's mom has shared the following information about his illness: Bryce has Ewing’s Sarcoma. Ewing’s is a childhood/adolescent cancer, which is found in the bone and soft tissue. Bryce had noticed a tumor on his leg and we had it removed early in the school year. Because this is an aggressive cancer we have an aggressive treatment plan. The plan consists of 30 weeks, including 15 rounds of chemo treatment and they are adding radiation around the 12th week or 6th treatment pending no setbacks. He is admitted to the hospital for treatment every other week. Several have reached out to ask what they can do to help and/or show support. T-shirts and hoodies that are being sold as a fundraiser. You can follow this link to order online: https://aa-sportswear.com/team_bryce/shop/home The shirts will be delivered to the school. In addition, there are bracelets and key chains available to purchase. The bracelets are $5 each and keychains are $8 each. Students may stop by Mrs. Kleinmann's room to purchase those items. Attached please find a flyer for a local fundraiser being planned for Saturday, March 30th to support Bryce's family as well as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This event is open to anyone 21 and over. This is not a school-sponsored activity. It is being sponsored by TEAM BRYCE and TEAM SWEEN. However, items being raffled off at the event are being made available for students to win in order to support TEAM BRYCE. These items are an iPad Pro and a bat signed by the entire Cardinal baseball team. Raffle tickets will be sold at school before the event. You can buy 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. The drawing will take place on March 30th at the event, but you do not need to be present to win. There will be a silent auction the night of the event. Anyone who wishes to donate items to be auctioned off please contact Ann Kleinmann at akleinmann@highlandcusd5.org. Also, please feel free to share this flyer on social media and help us spread the word.
12 months ago, Kateri Purtle
Stephanie Schwappach
More Dance Fun
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red Honor Roll
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Team 6 Black
6 Black Honor Roll Students
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
Stephanie Schwappach
A little fun at 6th Grade lunchtime.
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Stephanie Schwappach
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Chastity Hyre
8 red Advisory Junk Box activity -noodling around - teamwork
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Stephanie Schwappach
6th Grade Advisory Breakfast
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Matt Scheibel
Our Ping Pong Champions!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Yesterday Nurse Martin came into Mrs. Hagarty's health classes to present in CPR and AEDs.
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 7 Red Mag 7 Winners!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Chastity Hyre
8 Red Advisory Rock Paper Scissors competition
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
8Red Sam’s pizza night!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Chastity Hyre
Team 8 red January birthdays
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Team 6 Black
6 black AR Awards for 2nd Quarter
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
Angela Hartlieb
A few shots of Team 7Black students working hard on their 3D Word Project in Language Arts.
about 1 year ago, Angela Hartlieb
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red AR awards...Congrats to Anthony, Kenzie, and Sylvia.
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Kateri Purtle
Please see this updated flyer with the corrected dates. We apologize for any confusion. Thank you! https://5il.co/67km
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
Attention Parents: Volleyball tryouts for 6th grade will continue tomorrow for those making first cuts. It will also include 7th grade. Please see the attached flyer with all dates and information. Please make sure that your student has a current physical on file in the school office. If you have any questions, please call the HMS office. Thanks! https://5il.co/67gu
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Scheibel
VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS! 6th grade only tryouts are from 2:45 - 4:45 pm tomorrow (Tuesday). Please be dressed appropriately and have a shirt on with your name on the back (PE shirts will work). 7th-8th tryouts will be announced soon...
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congratulations to our Team 7 Red Quarter 2 Award Winners!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
So proud of our HMS 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team! Rally for Rae!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Kateri Purtle
All HMS sports and activities are cancelled for today and Saturday. This includes musical practice and set design, all games, sports practices, etc. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
HMS Cheerleaders will not be attending IESA competition this weekend and there will also not be practice. Thanks!
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
The girls basketball regional championship game that was scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to the extreme weather conditions being forecasted. The game will now be held on Monday, January 14 at 5:30 pm at the HMS gym. Thank you for understanding!
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Team 6 Black
6 Black made edible models of Geologic Columns in Science
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
Elizabeth Weder
Happy Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Officer Flake!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Deb Holcmann
HHS Dance Team will be hosting a dance camp for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The camp will be held on February 16, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Highland Elementary Gym. Fliers and registration forms are available at the HMS Information Desk.
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Matt Scheibel
To celebrate their win at State, the Cheerleaders will perform their routine after the Boy's basketball game tonight! Come check it out! (Game starts at 5:30pm)
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Teachers were hard at work today getting ready for students tomorrow!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
Ugly Holiday/Winter Sweater Competition at HMS today!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Santa came to visit one of our classrooms today at HMS!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Team 6 Black
6th grade VIP Minute to Win It!
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
Deb Holcmann
A big congrats to Coach Durbin and the 7th grade girls' basketball team as they finished their season with 18 wins and 3 losses!
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Rebecca Braundmeier
Congratulations to the 11 students who participated in the Geography Bee today. And a big congrats to our winner, Nick James!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Chastity Hyre
8 Red VIP Bowling field trip
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Angela Hartlieb
Team 7Black students cheering on our own Jack, Bryant, and Gideon in the HMS Geography Bee! Wishing all students good luck!
about 1 year ago, Angela Hartlieb
Elizabeth Weder
Coaches have holiday spirit!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Our bands were amazing today! Thank you Mr. Allen!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
Great job 8red on your service to the community! Thanks for your donations to the Highland Food Pantry!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Stephanie Schwappach
6 Red winners from the Greek Olympics
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Team 6 Black
Congratulations to all the winners of the 6 Grade Annual Greek Olympics! Way to go 6 Black for bringing home the trophy!
about 1 year ago, Team 6 Black
Stephanie Schwappach
6th Grade “You Rock Award” winners. Way to go!
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations lady bulldogs on a great season and on your win tonight against Fulton! (18-14) Tonight we recognized our 8th graders. (Congrats to 7th grade too on your win!)
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Stephanie Schwappach
6th grade honors HPD for their service project.
about 1 year ago, Stephanie Schwappach
Matt Scheibel
Officer Flake came into 7th period health class to talk about the effects of alcohol, tobacco/vaping and drugs today!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Ann Kleinmann
Team 8 Black enjoys lunch out as part of their field trip! I think All-you-can-eat is a big hit!!
about 1 year ago, Ann Kleinmann
Ann Kleinmann
Students on Team 8 Black visited the Holocaust Museum today. This field trip is part of their Diary of Anne Frank unit in LA. The Museum preserves the legacy of the Holocaust, educates about its causes and empowers visitors to make the world a more tolerant place.
about 1 year ago, Ann Kleinmann
Rebecca Braundmeier
Team 7 Red Magnificent 7 Winners!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Kateri Purtle
Any current 8th graders, incoming Freshman, that are interested in playing HHS football, there will be an informational parent/player meeting Wednesday December 19, 2018 at HMS at 6:30 pm. We strongly encourage anyone that is interested in playing this fall to attend. If you are unable to attend the meeting please contact Monica Rensing at 618-781-7809. Thank you, Coach Warnecke Monica Rensing
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Deb Holcmann
Friday, December 21, 2018, Highland Middle School will dismiss at 1:50 pm.
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Matt Scheibel
Great concert tonight @ HMS!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
Attention Highland Middle School: Student Council's Pack the Place scheduled from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, has been cancelled. Student Council plans on rescheduling this event for the end of January. Students that purchased a ticket will need to come to the office during their lunch hour to receive a refund.
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Ann Kleinmann
Students on Team 8 Black participated in several Hours of Code this week as part of their math class. Survey results show that this activity has increased their interest in Computer Science!!
about 1 year ago, Ann Kleinmann
Elizabeth Weder
Holiday Spirit Days
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Rebecca Braundmeier
Mrs. Coziar's classes participating in the worldwide Hour of Code today to celebrate Computer Science Week!
about 1 year ago, Rebecca Braundmeier
Elizabeth Weder
Hour of Code in LA today on 7 Red!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Chastity Hyre
8 red birthdays
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Deb Holcmann
Lost and Found: **If your student has lost jewelry, sunglasses, watches, clothing of all kinds, PE uniforms, shoes, books, etc., please have them check the lost and found before the 14th. We have a LOT of stuff.
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Matt Scheibel
Mrs. Hagarty's classes went bowling today!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Girls Basketball last night enjoyed the SLU and UCONN game!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Deb Holcmann
HOMEWORK: The Highland District Website is: www.highlandcusd5.org. If you go to that link, find the Schools Tab and slide down to Highland Middle School. On that page, you will find you will find a button marked Homework. Click on the button and you will see pictures of each team. To check information about Team Events, homework calendar, VIP Requirements, Homework Links, Teacher Bios, Announcements and Team News, please click on your child's website link below. This is the preferred method of getting homework for grade 6, team 7B and team 8R. 6Black Website: hmsteam6black.weebly.com/teachers.html Team 6Red Website: http://hmsteam6red.weebly.com/ 7Black Website: http://hmsteam7black.weebly.com/index.html Team 7Red Website: http://hmsteam7red.weebly.com/ Team 8Black Website: http://team8black.weebly.com/ Team 8Red Website: https://hms8red.weebly.com/
about 1 year ago, Deb Holcmann
Matt Scheibel
Just a reminder that in the monring students must be in the building by 7:32am. Please make sure your child is here on time. It is important for their success! Thanks!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Today Ms. Kelley's class heard guest speaker Todd Mitchell speaking for code.org. Students this week are participating in Hour of Code!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Kateri Purtle
HMS Pack The Place Highland Middle School will be hosting a Pack the Place event on Monday, December 10th. Students who attend the event will stay after school to participate in a variety of activities listed on the flyer. Students will then be walked down to the to the gym to attend and cheer on the HMS Boys' Basketball Team, as they take on Triad. Students can purchase a Pack the Place ticket for $8.00 from Tuesday, December 4th - Monday, December 10th. This will give them access to the activities/event, pizza, a drink, a cookie, and admission to the basketball game. Students can purchase a ticket during lunch time from our HMS Student Council members. Students must keep this ticket, as it is going to be used like money that evening.
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Kateri Purtle
This is HMS' 13th year participating in the Supply The Troops Drive -- hoping for our biggest year yet!! We will be collecting supplies through Monday, December 10th. Please see more information below. Thank you so much for your support!!
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations boys on your 1st place win at the Staunton Tournament!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
7th grade Girls Basketball got 2nd place at the Carlyle Tourney today! Congratulations girls!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Chastity Hyre
Holocaust Museum field trip 2018
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Kateri Purtle
Thank you to everyone who supported our Lady Bullpups uniform fundraiser. They have arrived and look amazing!!
about 1 year ago, Kateri Purtle
Chastity Hyre
The cast of the Diary of Anne Frank!
about 1 year ago, Chastity Hyre
Matt Scheibel
8th Period bowling!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Deck the Halls!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Period 2 bowling!!!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
The HHS Madrigal Choir performed at lunch today! Thanks so much! We enjoyed it tremendously!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Learning about Estonia from Highland’s foreign exchange student Damaris in Mrs Hubbard and Ms. Braundmeier’s geography classes today! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kr8WxbdD3na8LfmU0JY7-0TJC2GqXnl2/view?usp=sharing
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Elizabeth Weder
Mrs. Gaffner’s PE classes are bowling at HiTop today!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Mazzios Night for 8Black is Monday evening!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family and friends!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!Don't forget to shop smile.amazon.com and add "Highland School District Foundation " as your charity. Amazon will donate with every purchase!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Elizabeth Weder
Check out Mrs. Schmitz's class making ice cream in science class today! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cyU26k3LfmG3DaL2Ju3MMU2YJZeB9aDX
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Weder
Matt Scheibel
Check out a full recording of our Veterans Day Assembly online - https://tinyurl.com/y8bd3l3x ! Special thanks to Connor Mortland and his crew for making this recording possible!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel
Matt Scheibel
Congratulations to Caitlyn Morris who won 1st place for the middle school for her VFW essay "Why I honor the American Flag". She will attend an award ceremony on Jan. 12th and her submission will then go up against district essays!
about 1 year ago, Matt Scheibel