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Did you know that PowerSchool has our Daily Announcements? When you open PowerSchool via the Portal on our web page, click on "School Bulletin." You will be able to read all the announcements pertaining to HMS activities. This page is updated daily. From the school web page: Portal -> Grade Book -> Student/Parent Gradebook Portal -> log in -> School Bulletin

HMS Parent-Teacher Conferences Rescheduled
Parent Teacher Conferences will be rescheduled to Wednesday February 17. The sign up link will carry over to next Wednesday. If you have signed up for a conference but will not be able to attend on February 17, please remove yourself from the sign up form so that someone else can take your spot.

HMS Book Fair is Coming!
The Highland Middle School Bok Fair will be held from February 8-12 in the Media Center. The Book Fair will be open during school hours and during the conferences the evening of Thursday, February 11 until 7:30 p.m. Your student will have several opportunities (each language arts class visits twice!) to purchase books at 20% off Scholastic list prices. The students are also able to purchase books for a particular classroom and/or teacher at 20% off. We are continuing the “Birthday Book” program this year where you can purchase a book for the HMS library collection. Your student can choose the book at the book fair and complete a book plate to be added to the inside front cover with their name on it. For your convenience, you are able to support our book fair from the comfort of your own home. Log on to http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/highlandmiddleschool to order books online beginning February 1 thru 2/20!  The books will be shipped free to the school. However, in order to receive the 20% off discount, you need to make your purchases at the book fair. You may also preview books online.  Check out the website above for book fair dates, times and other information.  We are still in need of volunteers! Please consider donating a couple hours of your time. Log on to www.signUpGenius.com/go/5080948A9AC2AAB9-highland to choose a convenient time for you to volunteer or contact Karen Heichel at or Kim Colasanti at .  See you at the Fair!

3rd Round Character Cards Announced
The “13 Messages of Milo” is the theme this year for the Highland Middle School students Character Cards.  The third round of character cards theme was “Work Together.” Congratulations to these students who worked together to make a positive difference at Highland Middle School. Hanna Haneberg (gift card winner!), Joey Scally, Summer Howman, Kristina Telyeten, Nicholas Lisco, Emma Vomero, Jace McNulty, Gabe Fillinger, Bryce Reich, Nikki Salerno, Tyler Ponikvar, Sarah Robb, Collin Kalina, Allison Williams, Max Mendel, Peyton Cook, Charlie Wilkes, Preston Grinder,  Anthony Raineri, Catie Thomas, Giorgio Labriola, Brandon Pembridge, Carson Levandowski, Harper Wisniewski, Christian Pedersen, Naudia Lenhart, Maddie Miller, Peyton Chapman, Meredith Doak, Wes Landsness, Elijah Crone, Carson Burch, Demi Kinnan, Logan Jackson, Natalie Kainec, Alex Ambro.  Their hard work and dedication were acknowledged by their teachers and staff. Congratulations again to these students on a job well done!

13 Messages from Milo’
Christopher Milo, an internationally recognized concert pianist, performer and motivational speaker, visited Highland Middle School this Fall and talked about his “13 Messages,” which center around inspiring leadership, acceptance, resiliency and positive life choices. Milo has an extremely positive attitude ~ and it's contagious upon talking with him! Students were engaged in his stories and his message and asked lots of interesting questions. Milo also presented an all-school assembly on October 8 and offered a free parent and community program later that evening. Milo's visit is generously sponsored by The Highland Foundation.

Drop-Off / Pick-Up Procedure
All drivers must drop-off or pick-up students in the back (west) of the building between 6:50–7:25 a.m. and 2–2:45 p.m. This is to ensure everyone's safety. Cars are to use the entrance from Wilbur Road only. Buses use the entrance on Rt. 94. We recognize that the morning can be congested. Dropping off by 7 a.m. will help to alleviate that congestion. The building is open and students can go to the gym to sit or to cafeteria and eat. Driver cooperation is appreciated.

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Social internet networking sites are an effective method to communicate and exchange information. Highland Schools employs Twitter and Facebook accounts as another media outlet for our community. However, there have been times that school personnel and/or law enforcement agencies are made aware of derogatory, vulgar and profane comments posted on student Facebook pages, or similar social networking sites. If your student has an account, insist on monitoring the postings and pages closely. As parent, you should have all login and password information for your children's accounts.

Phone extensions:
Mr. Rob Henry, Principal - x1200
Mr. Michael James, Assistant Principal - x1202
Mr. Rob Gilbert, Counselor - x1206
Mrs. Phyllis Kulbis, Secretary - x1201
Mrs. Jan Novosielski, Office Aide - x1204
Attendance Line - x1511
Main Line - (330) 239-1901

Highland Middle School, 3880 Ridge Rd, Medina, OH 44256