13 Years of Excellence
Revised Schedule for Ohio Achievement Tests
On February 11, 2014, the Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard A. Ross announced that the Ohio Department of Education has expanded the testing window for the Ohio Achievement Tests due to the number of school calamity days in Ohio this year. Highland Local Schools will take advantage of the modified testing window and revise the schedule for the Ohio Achievement Tests for grades 3-8. Testing will occur during the weeks of May 5–May 16, 2014. You can make your student’s experience successful by making sure he or she has adequate sleep, eats a healthy breakfast and arrives at school on time. Elementary dates include: Monday, May 5 (Reading 3,4,5); Tuesday, May 6 (Math 3,4,5); and Wednesday, May 7 (Science 5). Middle school dates include: Tuesday, May 6 (Reading 6,7,8); Wednesday, May 7 (Math 6,7,8); and Thursday, May 8 (Science 8).
Call for Pride Award Nominations
Each school year, the Highland Board of Education recognize two individuals whose work for the schools exemplifies an extraordinary spirit of pride. Highland Pride Awards will be given to one Highland Local School District employee and one member of the community at the April 14, 2014, Board of Education meeting held at Highland High School. A reception will follow. The Highland Pride Committee is now accepting nominations of deserving individuals to receive this year’s Highland Pride Award. Letters of nomination must include the following information and are due by Tuesday, March 11, 2014:
~ Name, address, phone number of nominee (must be at least 18)
~ Reason(s) for the nomination
~ Number of years of service and support
~ Type of service to the Highland Schools
~ Explanation of involvement in schools or with students
~ A listing of specific actions, occasions, accomplishments, etc.
Submit letters of nomination to: Dawn Marzano, Director of Communications, Highland Schools, 3880 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256, or email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Question? Call 330-239-1901, ext. 1261.
Community Education Classes
Check out the latest selection of Highland Community Education classes for winter and spring 2014. There are lots of new classes to choose from! Highland Community Ed Classes 2014
Calendar of Events
3/10: 8th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS); Ohio Graduation Testing Begins
3/12: OHSSA Sports Meeting & Meet the Coaches Night, 6:30 p.m. (HHS)
3/13: Kindergarten Registration, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; HMS Musical, 7 p.m. (HHS)
3/14: End of 3rd Grading Period; Granger Father-Daughter Dance; HMS Musical, 7 p.m. (HHS)
3/15: HMS Musical, 7 p.m. (HHS)
3/16: Annual Hinckley Buzzard Day
3/19: Sharon Muffin Mania; 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC.
3/20: Sharon Muffin Mania; 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC.
3/21: Report Cards; 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC.
3/25: HHS Spring Sports Picture Day; Sharon 4th & 5th Grade Choir Concert, 7 p.m. (HMS); HHS Winter Sports Awards Assembly, 6:30 p.m. (HHS)
3/26: High School Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m.
3/27: Granger 4th Grade Concert & Celebration of the Arts
3/31-4/4: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL