STAR Awards Help Show Your Appreciation
Spring is the perfect time to recognize a special teacher or staff member at Highland Schools...and the Highland Foundation STAR Awards program makes it easy to do so! Deadline for submission is Monday, May 16. Let them know you appreciate everything they’ve done this school year! 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 the Highland Hornet and the year. A personal note from the donor can also be included with the STAR award. Just fill out the STAR Awards form found online at www.highlandfoundation.org or in any school office, and the Highland Foundation will do the rest! You are welcome to order and pay online, or send in your printed form to school with your child. Awards will be distributed Thursday, May 19. For more information, contact Michelle Cottrell at .
Legal Notice: Bids for HHS Science Classroom
Sealed bids for the Renovation of a Science Classroom at Highland High School will be received by the Highland Local School District at the Board of Education Offices, located at 3880 Ridge Road, Medina, Ohio 44256, until 1:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Savings Time, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, and will be read publicly and recorded immediately thereafter. READ MORE: Legal Notice - HHS Science Classroom
2016 Highland Pride Award Winners
Lyon, Schreiner are 2016 Highland Pride Award Winners
The Highland Local School District is pleased to announce the selection of the 2016 Highland Pride Award winners: Granger Elementary 4th grade teacher Amy Lyon and community member and volunteer Melissa Schreiner. They were chosen by a committee based on nominations received and in recognition of the unwavering commitment, enthusiasm and generosity they have shown to the students and the community of Highland Schools over the years. They will be recognized at the Highland Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16 in the Highland High School Media Center. A reception will follow for family and friends.
Mrs. Lyon, who resides in Sharon Township, has been with Highland Schools since 1992 and serves in a number of volunteer capacities both within the District and throughout the community. Mrs. Schreiner has been a dedicated parent volunteer for over a decade and is heavily involved in Girl Scouts. She also resides in Sharon Township. Both ladies are Highland alums and are life-long area residents. The contributions of these two individuals to Highland Schools and the community as a whole are extensive. They now join an elite group of individuals who have been presented with this honor. Congratulations to the winners and to all those who were nominated! HP 2016 Award Winners
Orchestras to Perform with Electric Violinist, Joe Deninzon
Highland Middle School and Highland High School Orchestras will present two concerts on Wednesday, May 4 in the Highland High School Auditorium, featuring electric violinist and recording artist Joe Deninzon. The HMS Orchestra concert begins at 6:30 p.m.; and the HHS Orchestra concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The program will include original songs by Deninzon, as well as some of his arrangements of popular songs from composers including Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon/Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Kurt Cobain and Muse’s Matthew Bellamy. Deninzon, the music world's expert on alternative violin techniques, will also lead a two-day workshop with Highland orchestra students, focusing on rock stylings and improvisation. A musician who transcends many genres, Deninzon has recorded and performed with a variety of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Everclear, Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Les Paul, Phoebe Snow, Jane Monheit, Robert Bonfiglio and President Bill Clinton. An active clinician, he has taught at Mark O’Connor’s renowned String Camp and Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp. He leads the band Stratospheerius, which was a winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. Additionally, he was awarded the Online People's Choice Awards in the Cornucopia Festival, and named "Best Jam Band" in Musician's Atlas Independent Music Awards. He is also a member of the classical hip hop Latin jazz string quartet, Sweet Plantain. The concert and workshops are made possible through the generous support of The Highland Foundation.
2016 Summer Camps; Registration Instructions
2016 Highland athletic summer camps are now available for registration. Youth camps are being offered in the following sports: Tennis, Girls and Boys Basketball, Girls and Boys Soccer, Girls and Boys Golf, Football, Cheerleading and Volleyball. Please download the attached form for full details and registration information. Limited space is available for several of the camps, so register early! Summer Camps 2016
Physicals Scheduled for May 26
Sports physicals for students in grades 7-12 next year are scheduled for 12-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. Physicals are provided by Sharon Family Practice, Medina County Health Department and Millennium Rehabilitation. The cost is $30 (Sharon Family and Millennium Rehabilitation donate their fee back to the Highland Athletic Department). Please mark your calendars. Each athlete is required by OHSAA to have a yearly physical exam, valid for one calendar year. Any questions, please contact the Athletic Department at 330-239-1901, ext. 5400. Sign up for an appointment through the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48adad2ea1f94-yearly