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Try-outs for MS/HS Boys Golf

The Highland Boys Middle School Golf Team will begin try-outs starting at 9 a.m. (please arrive by 8:30 a.m.) on Monday, July 31st at Skyland Golf Course on Route 303. Try-outs will consist of 9 holes of golf, so please plan on picking your child up by 11:30 a.m. at the golf course. This opportunity is for all middle school boys entering the 7th or 8th grades for the 2017-18 school year.  There will be three days of try-outs all starting at 9 a.m. In an effort to ensure enough tee times, please RSVP to Coach Andrew Dutt at adutt@highlandschools.org if interested.  

Try-outs for Highland High School boys will be held at Pine Hills Golf Course on West 130th Street. Try-outs begin at 6:50 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1. All Interested players should plan to be at the course no later than 6:30 a.m.  Try-outs will also be held on August 2 and August 3 at Pine Hills.

Questions? Please reach out to Coach Dutt at adutt@highlandschools.org.  

Changes Regarding First Day of School for HHS Students

Please note the following change at HHS beginning with the 2017-18 school year:
Wednesday, August 23 is the first day of school for our district students. At our elementary and middle school buildings, all students will report for school.

At Highland High School, August 23 will be for 9th grade students only as part of our Freshmen First Transition Program. On Thursday, August 24, all high school students, grades 9­-12, will be in the building as a student body for the first time. The Freshmen First day is part of our high school Freshmen First Transition Program, which welcomes freshmen students by providing individualized guidance to make them feel comfortable as they enter high school.

Our goal is to increase the opportunity for incoming students to better acclimate to the people and processes of the building. They will have the opportunity to meet the high school staff, discover their classrooms and experience the routines of high school.

Gerycz Named New Assistant Principal

Mr. Paul Gerycz has been named the new assistant principal at Highland High School, effective August 1, 2017. He replaces Mrs. Carrie Knapp who was promoted to Principal at HHS. Mr. Gerycz, who resides in Olmsted Falls, is currently the assistant principal at Buckeye Local School District. He began his teaching career at Newcomerstown Schools in Tuscarawas County in 1991 and joined Brunswick Schools in 1998 before going to Buckeye in 2015. He also has coached basketball, football, baseball and track at the middle and high school levels. Mr. Gerycz received a bachelor’s degree from Malone College in elementary education with a concentration in health and earned a master’s from Marygrove College. He received his principal licensure from the University of Scranton. “I really appreciate the opportunity to be a part of Highland,” Gerycz said. “As long as I’ve been in the county, I’ve heard so many great things about Highland Schools. I’m looking forward to working with Mrs. Knapp and the rest of the team."

Alumni Scholarship Available to 2016 Highland Grad

Highland Athletic Boosters awards two $500 scholarships each fall; one to a male alumni and one to a female alumni who graduated from Highland the prior calendar year. The athlete must have played at least one sanctioned NCAA/NAIA varsity sport during their freshman year at college. The application letter should document the number of sport seasons participated in at Highland (at least one season) and should demonstrate any financial need. Submission deadline is September 1, 2017.  Application  letter may be sent to: Dr. John Deuber, AD, Highland High School, 4150 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256; or via email at jdeuber@highlandschools.org.