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Highland Foundation Launches New Website

The Highland Foundation for Educational Excellence has just completed a redesign of its website. The newly updated site, which is now live, will further enhance functionality and improve communication with parents, students, staff, donors and the community at large. Located at www.highlandfoundation.org, the site features a fresh, updated and consistent design, easy-to-read content and user-friendly navigation. 

Highland Receives State 'Momentum Award'

Ohio’s State Board of Education has granted the Highland Local School District with the 2016-17 Momentum Award. Now in its third year, the Momentum Award recognizes districts that have received A’s on each Value-Added measure included on Ohio’s school and district report cards.

“This award reinforces that both achievement and academic growth at Highland is very high,” stated Superintendent Catherine Aukerman. “Our district report card for the 2016-17 school year shows our students enjoyed greater than expected growth in reading and mathematics. This accomplishment makes us part of an elite group of districts that are ensuring the academic growth of students from every background and ability level.”

In addition to the overall district award, both Granger Elementary School and Highland Middle School were recognized with individual school Momentum Awards. 

Members of the State Board of Education recognize that Highland recruits dedicated school leaders and staff and equips them with the tools they need to ensure academic growth for every child. 

To learn more about the Momentum Award, please visit: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/District-and-School-Continuous-Improvement/Awards-and-Recognition/Momentum-Award

Annual Coats for Kids Drive is Nov. 14-30

This year's Annual Coats for Kids Drive will be held from November 14-30. Highland school and Middle School DARE Role Models, along with high school SADD students, will be collecting new and gently used coats. Howard Hanna in Wadsworth, Wadsworth Salvation Army and Superior Cleaners in Wadsworth will be working in partnership to distribute coats to the needy in our community and surrounding area. Collection boxes will be available at each school building in Highland. Please help a child keep warm this winter.

It’s Time to Honor Your Highland STAR! 

It’s that time of year to honor your Highland STAR and make their day brighter. The holidays will be here before you know it, and many of us are searching for that perfect gift for teachers or community members who have made an impact on our child’s academic success.

The Staff and Teacher Award Recognition (STAR) program proudly honors a Highland community member of your choice for their outstanding achievements. Each recipient is presented with an award certificate and either a box of bonbons or the Highland Diamond etched with our Highland Hornet and date. A personal note from the donor can also be included with the STAR award. Just fill out the STAR Awards form found online or in any school office, and the Highland Foundation will do the rest!



The Highland Local School District is committed to the highest academic and behavioral expectations. Our mission is to guarantee that each learner reaches his/her potential, by providing, in partnership with the community, a quality, progressive, educational program in a safe and dynamic life-long learning environment.