Don't Miss Final Home Game in the Highland Stadium
Please join us as we bid a fond farewell to our Highland Stadium! The final home football game will be played at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 17. Ticket booths opne at 5:15 p.m. This promises to be a night to remember! Ticket holders and Booster Pass holders will be given a commemorative t-shirt (1 per ticket - quantities limited) and post-game festivities include performances by the Highland Marching Band, fireworks display and a special slide show with stadium memories of the past 54 years. Everyone will also take part in singing the Highland Alma Mater one final time in the historic stadium. Please join us for this very special evening!
STUDENT ONLY pre-sale football tickets will be sold during lunch hours (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) at the High School.
ADULT and STUDENT tickets can be purchased on Thursday, October 16 from 2:35-6 p.m. at the High School.
Orders for additional t-shirts will be taken at the Band Trailer during the game. Shirts are $10 and payment must be made at that time. Cash, check or credit card accepted. If you are unable to make it to the game and would like to order a shirt, please download the form here: Last Home Game T-Shirt Order Form
Thank you to the following sponsors for providing the commemorative t-shirts and the funds for the end-of-game fireworks! Highland Athletic Boosters, Securitec, Brooker Insurance, Zidd Agency, Akron General Sports, Nowak Tours, Bil Jac, Akron Children's Pediatrics, Gateway Tires, Just Mikes Jerky, Ron Less Allstate Agency, Dr. Pfister, DDS.
Highland Tops All on Performance Index
According to the Highland Local School District’s latest report card by the Ohio Department of Education, the District has not only continually improved its performance index – a measurement of the test results of every student in the District – every year since 2010, but it has the highest figure of any school in Medina County. Highland’s performance index, at 107.3 out of a possible 120 points, far surpassed other schools in the county including Buckeye (103.4), Medina (103.3), Cloverleaf (102.3), Brunswick (102.6), and Black River (100.4). The closest was Wadsworth at 107.2. “It’s the highest in school district history, it’s the highest in the county, it’s higher than most Summit County school districts,” stated Superintendent Catherine Aukerman, “so we are in a very good position to continue to grow this number. We are proud of that.”
The data showed that 68.8 percent of Highland students are considered to at least be at an “accelerated” level of achievement. Additionally, Highland earned an “A” in the report card’s “indicators met” section, which measures the percent of students who have passed state tests. This section is measured against an 80 percent state standard, to which the district met all 24 of the criteria.
Additionally, Highland received an “A” under value added for its “students with disabilities.” Another first for Highland. The District earned an “A” in both four- and five-year graduation rates, hitting 97.1 percent and 98.9 percent, respectively. The state average for these rates are 82.2 percent for four-year graduations and 83.8 percent for five-year graduations.
4 are National Merit Semi-Finalists
Fall Classes Offered Through Highland Community Education
The newest Highland Community Education Course Catalog is now available! There are many new classes for students as well as adults. After-school enrichment classes in cooking, babysitting and tae kwon do are available, as are a variety new adult online technology classes. Adult evening classes offer tips and tricks to using Apple devices, CPR, improving communication, Reiki, meditation and so much more. A 13-hour course in ACT preparation will also be offered for high school juniors and seniors. Class sizes are limited. For questions or concerns, please contact Highland Community Education Director Mary Fran Kudla at 330-239-1901, ext. 4245. Fall 2014 Course Catalog