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Orchestra Concert Clarification

The Highland Orchestras will present two concerts in the High School Auditorium the evening of Monday, February 27: the 6th and 7th grade orchestra at 6:30 p.m. and the High School Orchestras at 8 p.m. There will be NO concert on Thursday, February 23 due to the High School play.

'Pride Award' Nominations Sought

Do you know someone who is bursting with Highland Pride? Do you know of an employee or community member who spends his or her spare time volunteering in the Highland School District? Do you know someone who does a lot for Highland students, but never asks for anything in return? Nominate that individual for the 2017 Highland Pride Award!

Highland Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction

PHOTO:  Presenting Highland Local Schools Treasurer Neil Barnes with the award is Rebecca Widowski, Regional Liaison, Auditor of State Office.A recent financial audit of the Highland Local School District by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. Highland has earned this honor each year since the inception of the award in 2011. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:


Dear Highland Families:
As you may recall, in 2014 Highland Schools assembled a Facility Advisory Committee comprised of 30 people including community leaders, elected officials and parents to perform an extensive review of our elementary and middle school facilities. At the conclusion of that process, committee members voted and made a recommendation to the board on how to address our aging and deteriorating facilities.

Now Accepting Applications for Preschool ProgramĀ 

Highland Local School District is now accepting applications for typically-developing three, four and five year old children. The half-day preschool program is located at Granger Elementary School and runs Monday through Thursday. In order to register, your child must be three years old by August 1, 2017, and must use the bathroom independently. All completed applications must be received by MARCH 3, 2017, to the Highland Special Education Department, 3880 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256. The screening will be held on March 17. Notifications will be made by phone. Please call 330-239-1901, ext. 1256 with any questions. Little Hornets Preschool Application

'Robby's Voice' Coming to Highland 3/13

A very special and powerful presentation, “Robby’s Voice: Breaking the Silence,” will be offered to Highland parents at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13 in the Highland High School auditorium. “Robby’s Voice” was initiated after Rob Brandt’s 20-year-old son died in October 2011 of an accidental heroin overdose after a long struggle with addiction. Brandt is now president of Robby’s Voice, a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading awareness about addiction throughout Northeast Ohio.

Kindergarten Registration is March 8

If you have a child who will begin kindergarten this August, parents should mark their calendars for Wednesday, March 8 for Highland’s Kindergarten Registration. Registration will be held at each elementary building (Granger, Hinckley, Sharon) from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Sign Up for New Community Education Classes

Highland Community Education has several exciting classes in 2017 including brand-new Hindi classes for your elementary students on Saturday morning and after school for your middle school students. Saturday morning classes include all new Princess Training and "Make a Scene," as well as Learn to Twirl a Baton! High school students will have the opportunity to enroll in our ACT Test Preparation class. Adults can also sign up for our new Beekeeping class! Enroll in our online adult classes to learn about your iPad or your Smartphone. Adults can also sign up for our exciting Beginning and Intermediate Guitar class, CPR, Toxic Awareness, Massage, Retirement Planning, Meditation, Power of Positive Thinking or Reiki.  Returning classes for students on Saturday include Babysitting, Cooking and MMA Boot Camp. Our very popular Bricks 4 Kidz will again be offered after school at all three elementary buildings along with Young Rembrandts Art and Madscience. Download the new brochure with information for classes being held from January through May. Classes are not restricted to Highland residents. For questions, enrollment or more information, please call Highland Community Education Director, Mary Fran Kudla, at 330-239-1901, ext. 4245. Winter / Spring 2017 Classes