Highland students are excited to introduce a new business. The Cardinal Cafe was created by students and offers Highland staff the chance to order coffee, tea and other amazing drinks each Friday. Not only does the Cardinal Cafe provide an invaluable service to the Staff of Highland Community Schools it also gives students the opportunity to learn life skills. Before operations were underway, students had to calculate the cost of each individual item used to make one cup of coffee or tea. This information was used to assist in determining the price to charge their customers. Next, they had to organize their inventory and create an order form to help collect staff orders. The students send out an order form each week. On Fridays, the employees/business owners of the Cardinal Cafe are eager to come to school to brew and deliver the orders that have been placed. We think the staff members are just as thrilled to be served their hot and fresh cup of coffee as the students are to provide this valuable service.
Congratulations to the Highland Cardinal Volleyball team on capturing the Six Rivers West Volleyball Conference Championship. The Highland Volleyball Conference Champs 2021 online store has been launched. The store closes 10/18/21 at 10 am. The direct link for the store is: https://sportsworld.chipply.com/highlanddbchamps21/
The Highland Football Playoff Store 2021 online store has been launched. You can also order a Conference T-Shirts. The store closes 10/18/21 at 9 am. The direct link for the store is: https://sportsworld.chipply.com/highlandfootballplayoff21/
NEWS BULLETIN OCTOBER 15, 2021 Congratulations to the VB teams on their win over Potosi last night, securing the conference champs title! Great job girls! Congratulations to the JV volleyball team who finished the season undefeated. Great job girls! The bus for the FB game at Seneca leaves at 4:15. Good luck guys! There will be an FFA meeting on Friday during resource. Check in with your resource teacher and head to the ag room. Any 6-8th grade boys planning to go out for basketball, please sign up in the office asap. You need to sign up so that we can make sure all of your paperwork is in. Practice will begin on Monday, October 25th. There will be play practice on Sunday at 6:00 pm in the Elementary Gym. Please be on time. There will be a Financial Aide night on Wednesday, October 20th at 6:30 pm. It will be held at Iowa-Grant High School in the Library. If you have any questions see Mrs. Hesseling.
Financial Aid Night will be held on Wednesday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30 pm. It will be at Iowa-Grant High School in the Library. There will be a financial aid expert there that will go through line by line how to fill out the FAFSA and to answer any questions you may have.
The Highland Cardinal Volleyball team will play the Potosi Chieftains tonight for the Six Rivers Conference Title. If you are unable to make the game you can listen on WGLR 97.7 or watch the livestream on Potosi's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/PotosiSchools Freshman game will start at 5 pm with JV and Varsity to follow.
Mr. Brad Van Epps visited Highland Middle and High School students to speak to them about the importance of reading. He began the day with a Book Talk, which he does every two weeks, from our library. He encouraged students around the CESA 3 area to pick up “little books” like the I Survived series, The Twits, and Charlie if they feel like “reading is just not [their] thing” but still want a fun and engaging book. For students looking for more challenging books with thrilling plots, Mr. Van Epps recommended renowned horror writer Stephen King (The Green Mile, The Stand), western and adventure writer Larry McMurty (Lonesome Dove), and epic fantasy writer George R. R. Martin (A Game of Thrones). Students from neighboring schools tuned in to hear the recommendations, as they do for every broadcast, but only Highland students got the benefit of one-on-one time with Mr. Van Epps for the rest of the day. You can read more about Mr. Van Epps visit in our upcoming newsletter.
NEWS BULLETIN OCTOBER 11, 2021 Congratulations to the football team on their win over Hillsboro. Great job guys! The bus for the JV FB game against Hillsboro in Elroy leaves at 2:45. Please dismiss at 2:30. Kickoff is 5:00. Good luck guys! The bus for the MSVB game against Riverdale leaves at 4:00. Good luck girls! The bus for the VB game at Cassville leaves at 5:15. Good luck girls! Picture retakes are on Wednesday. If you need a retake, please let the office know.
Congratulations to the Highland Football team on clinching at least a share of the Ridge & Valley Conference Championship. With a win next Friday night against Wauzeka/Seneca the football team will win the conference outright. Championship T-shirts are on sale now until 10/12/21 9 am. Link to store: https://sportsworld.chipply.com/highlandfbplayoff21/store.aspx
If you are entering a float into the parade please line up by the village park around 10:15. The school has some extra t-shirts for sale. The t-shirts are $12. If you are interested please contact Sarah Hennessey.
NEWS BULLETIN OCTOBER 8, 2021 Congratulations to the VB teams on their win over Shullsburg! Great job girls! Good luck to the football team in their Homecoming game against Hillsboro tomorrow! Kickoff is at 2:00 pm. Any students that wish to be FFA members need to see Mr. McCauley this week and bring your dues with you. We hope to have an FFA meeting next week during resource. Senior Athletes: If you ordered a sports banner, stop in the office and pick it up. Picture retakes are on Wednesday. If you need a retake, please let the office know.
NEWS BULLETIN OCTOBER 7, 2021 Good luck to the VB team against Shullsburg tonight. JV game begins at 5:15! If you are bringing a date to Homecoming and you have not turned your form in to Barb, it needs to be in by the end as soon as the bell rings. Any students that wish to be FFA members need to see Mr. McCauley this week and bring your dues with you. We hope to have an FFA meeting next week during resource. Senior Athletes: If you ordered a sports banner, stop in the office and pick it up.
It is the last day to order your Butter Braids! Thank you so much for the amazing support of the Highland Band Program. 5th Grade/Middle School Band Link: https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/773c5a56-d9b6-4895-a379-7bb0bd902431 High School Band Link: https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/32d8f3a1-005c-4ec7-9299-8980f64598f4
If you're planning on attending the Hall of Fame Banquet 10/7/21. Please call the school and RSVP. 608-929-4525
If you're unable to attend this Friday's Spirit Night it will be livestreamed on the Highland School Districts YouTube Channel. Events will kick off at 7 pm.
Please pass the word to any Veteran or Military members that they're invited to the Military Appreciation Football game on October 9, 2021. We will be honoring members of the military before our homecoming FB game. @HillsboroTigers military members are encouraged to come forward and be recognized also.
The Highland Bands would like to extend our gratitude to all who have purchased Butter Braids on-line or through student orders. We will be wrapping up all sales on October 6th. Please contact any band student today to order your Butter Braids. We sincerely appreciate your support. Thank you!
CollEdge Up applications are due to Mrs. Hesseling tomorrow. If you are a Sophomore, Junior or Senior who would like to earn college credit. See Mrs. Hesseling for details and an application form. Students: Reminder that if you are leaving for an appointment you need to bring a note from your parent. Bring it to the office before school starts. Also, remember to sign out when you leave and back in when you return. Please bring your flu vaccination form to the office. They need to be in by tomorrow. If you did not receive one, stop in the office. If there is a HS student who is in need of a homecoming dress, stop in the office for information. Play practice will be Monday night at 6:00 in the library. Please check to see if your library book is overdue. Return or Renew it please. If you are planning to join in on the Homecoming festivities at the park on Sunday you need to sign up if you are planning to eat. Sign-up sheet is in the office.
Homecoming week is just around the corner. Here are some of the activities lined up to show off Highland Pride.
The Highland School District would like to announce the 2021 Homecoming Court. Freshman Representatives: Davis Dorota & Kate Tarrell Sophomore Representatives: Elliott Biba & Brownyn Halverson Junior Representatives: Dax Smelzer & Grace Dreischmeier Senior Representatives: Brett McGuire & May Tarrell King and Queen Max Oleson & Rachel Miller. Parade Grand Marshalls are 1971 King Jeff Richgels & 1975 Queen Chris Richgels.