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PTO Halloween Movie Event is Fun for Entire Family

Highland High School PTO puts the “FUN” in fundraising with their Halloween Spectacular Family Movie Event featuring the movie “Monsters, Inc.” from 2-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 22 at Highland High School.  All Highland families are invited to join Sulley, Mike and Boo on a Halloween adventure!  Enjoy games, prizes, activities and a photo op with Sulley and the Gang. Fill up on treats like popcorn, cookies and candy. Dress up for the Costume Contest with prizes and enter a raffle to win a Halloween-inspired gift basket. Finish the afternoon with Trunk-or-Treat for the children! (In the event of inclement weather, Trunk-or-Treat will be held inside in the High School Cafeteria). Admission is $8 per person (children 2 and under free), payable at the door, and includes movie ticket, popcorn, water, access to all games, activities and prizes, a Halloween tote bag for Trunk-or-Treat and participation in Trunk-or Treat. 

Collection for 'Operation Christmas Child'

Highland Middle School Chain Links Club is collecting items for its global outreach project, Operation Christmas Child from October 23 through November 6. A drop of box is located in the lobby of the middle school. Remember, items must be small enough to fit into a standard shoebox!

Items needed:

  • Toys including small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, small Etch-A-Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc.
  • School supplies including pens, pencils and sharpener, scissors, crayons or markers, coloring books, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators.
  • Hygiene items including toothbrush, toothpaste, lip balm, deodorant, bar soap, comb, washcloth, shower poofs, socks, underpants, etc.
  • Other items such as sunglasses, flashlights with extra batteries, ball caps (especially sports!), socks, T-shirts, toy jewelry, hair-clips, flip-flops, watches, small picture books, etc.

Please do not include the following items:

  • Toy guns (squirt guns ok if they are not gun replicas), army guys or other war-related items. Candy of any kind, no liquids (shampoo, lotion, bubbles, etc.) Medicines of any kind (vitamins, cough drops, etc.). Sprays (Axe, body sprays, etc.)
  • We do not need empty shoeboxes.
General Guinness Band Coming to Highland
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) kicks off the 2017-18 World Tour of Music series with the Columbus-based Irish group, The General Guinness Band, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at Highland High School, 4150 Ridge Road, Medina. This acclaimed group has performed the music of Ireland for over 35 years in hundreds of concerts, programs, festivals, television and radio programs, including shows at Dollywood’s Valley Theater and performing with the Chieftains. Combining songs collected by vocalist and Kilkenny, Ireland native James O’Shea with energetic fiddle tunes, four part harmonies, and Irish step dancing, the band’s richly told stories-in-song also incorporate humor and provide insight into the charming lore and myth of the Irish. As part of the festivities, Sully’s Irish Pub in Medina will be offering a three course pre-concert Irish dinner for $15 per person (Reuben dip, Irish stew and cheesecake). Dinner reservations are required at 330-764-3333 and mention the concert to receive this special deal. Concert tickets are $10 in advance and are available at all Medina County Buehler’s stores, by calling 330-722-2541 or online at ormaco.org (credit card processing fee applies). Tickets at the door are $12, cash or check only.
Highland Foundation Dinner Auction is 11/4

The Highland Foundation cordially invites you to attend the 13th Annual Great Gifts Dinner event on November 4 at Weymouth Country Club. At 6 p.m. guests will enjoy a cocktail reception; dinner at 7 p.m.; and live/silent auctions and dancing from 8-11 p.m. Cost is $100 per person. This year’s theme is A Vintage Soriee…Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future. Online ticket registration is now open at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee50yvs61da84b88&llr=xvflqiqab. A get-a-way to nearby Historic Ohio City is the main raffle prize. The grand prize drawing includes a visit to Ohio City, 1920's style! Stop at the Velvet Tango Room speakeasy for drinks and apps; enjoy dinner for 2 at Crop located in the historic banking district; and a 1-night stay and 3-course breakfast at the J. Palen House B&B. The winner will be drawn at the event (winner need not be present). All proceeds benefit the Highland Foundation and its mission to enhance, enrich and supplement learning opportunities for our students, staff and community. Visit www.highlandfoundation.org to purchase your tickets, to learn about sponsorship opportunities or for more information.

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