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District News

Update on New Building Project

It is hard to believe that another school year is coming to a close. It has been a great year of learning and growing at the Highland Schools!

We are especially excited that our parents and community supported a bond issue to build three new elementary schools and renovate Highland Middle School, as well as an operating renewal levy. Thank you!

Since January, our teachers, administrative team, construction managers and architects have been working diligently on plans, possible land acquisition and designs for the new buildings. See timeline below.

  • January 2018:
    • GPD Group leads Educational Visioning Sessions for staff and community members
    • Superintendent & Curriculum Director attend “Future of Learning” seminar on January 18, sponsored by KnowledgeWorks
    • Board looks into possible land acquisitions for new building sites
Important Back To School Info

FIRST DAY: August 22 (Grades 1-9) / August 23 (Kindergarteners, ALL HHS students) 

FINALFORMS: School offices open August 9. All students/parents need to log in to make sure all information is current, as well as to complete any new forms listed. It is extremely important that all information is current and on record at the District and building level. If you are new to the District, please register an account and follow the steps outlined. https://highlandmedina-oh.finalforms.com/All forms should be updated by August 24.

BUS INFORMATION: The Transportation Department will NOT mail postcards this year detailing your child’s bus number, pick-up location and time. Beginning August 10, all bus information can be found in PowerSchool. Sign in to your account, then go to Transportation/Bus Information on the left side. Questions should be directed to the Transportation Office at 330-239-1901, ext 1219, or via email at transportation@highlandschools.org.
 

2018-19 District Calendar / 2017-18 Annual Report Publication

The 2018-19 District Calendar, featuring the 2017-18 Annual Report, is being mailed to all families who attend the Highland Schools. The publication is also available on the Highland website: CLICK HERE. Extra copies will be available at the Board of Education Office or any school building after August 9.

Board Approves Land Purchase for New Hinckley, Sharon Elementary Schools

The Highland Board of Education approved the purchase of two land parcels at the June 25 regular meeting -- one for the new Hinckley Elementary School and the other for the new Sharon Elementary School. Both properties are located on Ridge Road.

The board approved spending $800,000 for the vacant Hinckley property (21.7 acres), located approximately one-half mile north of Route 303; and $645,519 for the Sharon property (48 acres), located approximately one mile south of Sharon Circle (the former Western Reserve Golf Course).

Highland High School is Ranked Among BEST!

US News LogoHighland High School is ranked among the top 50 schools in the state by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News evaluated more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide. 

In Ohio, Highland ranked an impressive 43, earning a Silver Medal!