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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

School Supply Sale & Pick Up Day on Thursday, August 13 from 12-7 P.M.
We will have our School Supply Sale and Pick Up Day on Thursday, August 13 from 12-7 p.m. On this day you can:

  • Pick up the school supplies you ordered online (Online order deadline is June 30)
  • Purchase supplies (as supplies last)
  • Get your child’s schedule
  • Get your child’s locker and combination
  • Put your supplies in your locker
  • Have school pictures taken with mom/dad right there to make sure it will be perfect
  • Buy Highland spirit wear
  • Have your child walk their schedule

The deadline for ordering online is June 30. If you order online a box will be waiting for you on August 13 for pick up. A limited amount of supply boxes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis on August 13

Click on the link below, find your student's grade (6th, 7th, or 8th) and enjoy the easy shopping process!  http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/list-kits.php?sid=81270

Yearly Sports Physicals on May 28
Highland Athletic Department, along Sharon Family Practice and Millennium Rehabilitation, will be providing yearly sports physicals on Thursday, May 28. Physicals for students who plan to participate in athletics next year (grades 7-12) will be conducted from 12-4:30 p.m. at the high school. The cost is $30. Each student attending will receive a Highland "H" decal! Please schedule your appointment through the Sign Up Genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48adad2ea1f94-yearly. The link is also located on the high school and athletic department web page. Middle school students will be able to ride their bus to the high school for their scheduled physical (if after school).  Parents will need to pick up. Student may arrive anytime during their scheduled hour.  You do not need to arrive at the top of the hour.

What to bring:

  • Please print and complete the physical form from the athletic page of the Highland website (found on the left under “Forms and Policies”). Pages 3-4 will be completed by the physician. Be sure to bring all pages with you and make sure they are signed.
  • Payment must be made at the time of the physical. Cash or check will be accepted. Please make checks payable to: Highland Local Schools.

Thank you to Sharon Family Practice and Millennium Rehabilitation for donating their fee back to the athletic department. Any questions please contact the athletic department at 330.239.1901, ext. 5400.

Nine HMS Students Have Work Published
Nine students from Highland Middle School have had their artwork published in the 2014-15 edition of the “Inkspot,” a literary review published by the Medina County Educational Service Center. The Inkspot publication is designed to showcase exceptional and unique pieces of prose, poetry and artwork of students from Medina County public schools. More than 200 entries were submitted for consideration of publication this year. HMS students pictured seated from left are Morraeah Beranek, Nicolle Salerno, Lily Coss and Taylor Bash. In back are Erin Keller, Margaret Houska, Davey Jones, Alicia Francisco and Laura Recean. Congratulations! 

HMS Stock Market Team Ranks 1st in State!
The 2014-15 Highland Middle School Stock Market club saw great success in the statewide stock market game competition. Teams from around the state, including high school, middle school and elementary, took part in a three- month competition to see who could generate the strongest portfolio. Teams were given a fictional $100,000 and met once a week to invest in the online simulated experience. Teams were given instruction on the basics of the market, how to invest and what to look for to make money in the short-term. Highland had 20 teams participating in the statewide game. The team of Abdullah Ali, Nick Jarosewich, and Matt Houzenga placed 1st overall in the state. Gastar Navigation was their largest gaining stock. The team of Chase Marquis and Adam Rischar placed 4th and 5th in the Middle School Division and 8th overall in the state competition. Comstock Resources Inc. was their largest gaining stock. Mrs. Rebecca Watson and Mr. Charles Franchetti served as club directors.
Pictured from left are Matt Houzenga, Abdullah Ali, Nick Jarosewich, Adam Rischar and Chase Marquis.

HMS Character Cards (7th Round)
Highland Middle School announces the 7th round recipients of the Hornet Character Cards! The following students have been chosen and recognized for their positive character by their teachers and they are continuing to make a positive difference at school!  They include: Tori Wright (gift card winner), Summer Howman, Jeffrey Rischar, Jack Sliter, Katy Felix, Brandon Lipchek, Colleen Flannery, Luke Earnest, Nick Phillips, Sierra Hagenbaugh, Michael Moffa, Eric Lyons, Cali Sandin, Bailey Ritter, Zander Throckmorton, Owen Barzal, Grace Axlund, Jack O’Donnell, Sarah Zuppert, Simon Bell, Isabella Bennett-Gandini, Logan Bowers, Nick Choueiri, Ava Mastrianni, Brandon Yu, Parker Dunn, Alexa Turk, Elise Nayman, Dylan Liggett, Brandon Agnew, Dane McNulty, Morgan Kim, Andrew Shearer, Marcus Weber, Jake Tecco, Jillian Auvil, Will Cullen, Tristan Tekempel, Joey Friedl, JJ Greytak. Congratulations to these students for making a positive impact!

Check out “Monumental Middle”
A new “Monumental Middle” in now available. The “Monumental Middle” is a series of short videos designed to share and support the goals of HMS and provide students and families some helpful tips for success through the middle years. https://sites.google.com/a/highlandschools.org/mr-roberts-desk/video-blog-the-monumental-middle

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. Christopher Roberts, 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