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
Calendar of Events:
3/6: 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert at 6:30 p.m., followed by 6th Grade Choir at 7:30 p.m. (HHS)
3/7: 7th Grade BIONIC Night, 4:30-10 p.m. (HMS); District VI OMEA Band Contest at Revere High School.
3/8: District VI OMEA Choir Contest at Copley High School.
3/10: 8th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS)
3/13: HMS Musical, 7 p.m. (HHS)
3/14: End of 3rd Grading Period; HMS Musical, 7 p.m. (HHS)
3/15: HMS Musical, 7 p.m. (HHS)
3/19: 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC.
3/20: 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC.
3/21: Report Cards; 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC.
3/31-4/4: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
NJHS Service Project
Saying “Thank you for your service” is well-intended but it is easy to say. Through repetition it becomes less meaningful to those veterans and soldiers who hear it. A project requiring thought and effort, such as sending a package full of materials needed/requested by those who are currently serving overseas, can be more meaningful. Join in the effort with Highland National Junior Honor Society! Beginning on Tuesday, March 11, bring in soap, shampoo, deodorant and any other non-perishable snacks to help our heroes overseas! NJHS will be collecting items in the morning at the middle school main entrance from March 11-28. Thank you for helping our military heroes!
HMS Track Practice Begins Monday
Track practice for Highland Middle School girls and boys begins on Monday, March 10 after school until 3:45 p.m. All students need their physical by this date in order to participate. Also, there are two scheduled track meetings for the girls this Wednesday, 3/5 and Thursday, 3/6 after school until 3:30 p.m. Girls can sign up and ask questions. Coaches will distribute more information at these meetings and once practice begins.
~ Activity night scheduled for 2/28 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in April.
~ 8th grade students going to D.C. MUST return emergency medical form to office ASAP. Students were given a form 2 weeks ago. Emergency Medical Form HMS Student - DC Trip
~ Parent meeting to overview the DC trip will be March 12 at 7 p.m. in the West Gym.
~ Stay tuned to the HMS web page for many upcoming events including concerts, musical and BIONIC night.
HMS to Present 'Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.'
Highland Middle School is pleased to present “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.” on March 13-15 in the Highland High School Auditorium. The production includes over 45 HMS tap dancers/singers/actors who portray a colorful picture of the Roaring 20s and the vision of becoming "modern" in a classic time in U.S. history. The cast and crew consists entirely of HMS 6th, 7th and 8th graders, with the help of a few student assistants from Highland High School. Famous tunes from this Broadway musical include "Gimme Gimme" and "What do I Need With Love?" and features 8th grade leads Molly Ryan (Millie Dillmount), Elizabeth Kastelein (Mrs. Meers), Emily Settembrini (Miss Flannery), Paul Gatsios (Jimmy), Jack Muzyzcka (Trevor Graydon III), and Boyd Colbrunn and Jackson Carriero (Ching Ho and Bun Foo), and 7th grader lead Zoe Canestraro (Miss Dorothy). Ticket are $8 for adults and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, please visit the following link: Purchase Tickets Here!
HMS Writers Express Power of the Pen
Several Highland Middle School 7th and 8th graders took part in the Power of the Pen District Tournament held on February 8 at Black River Middle School. The 7th grade team won 2nd place with Ella Foutz and Quade Mainzer winning individual awards. Quade captured 1st place amongst the 7th graders and Ella won a “Best of Round” award for one of her stories. The 8th grade team also won 2nd place. Individually, Dagny Sacksteder placed 14th, with Holly Sammon placing 11th and Clara Vorndran placing 7th. Students who qualify will advance to the regional tournament to be held at Norwayne Middle School on March 8. Congratulations to all the HMS writers. The Power of the Pen teams are coached by HMS teachers Maria Ciccolini and Michael Tipple. Pictured from left are HMS teacher and 8th grade Power of the Pen Coach, Michael Tipple, along with 8th grade team members Samantha Lindenmuth, Clara Vorndran, Holly Sammon, Dagny Sacksteder and Gwen Wolf. Missing is Lauren Johnson.
HMS Class Shirts Still Available -- Everything Must Go!
There are extra HMS class t-shirts (short-sleeve and long-sleeve) and sweatshirts for sale in the HMS office. There are only a handful of sizes remaining (small and medium only). The cost is $12 for t-shirts and $22 for sweatshirts. We also have12 Highland Hornets Scarves and several class/and plain Highland cinch bags; the cost is $10 for both. If you missed the sale and would like to purchase one, please email
or call the office at 330-239-1901, ext. 1201.
BIONIC Night is Friday, March 7, 2014
The 26th Annual BIONIC Night will be presented from 4:30-10 p.m. for all HMS 7th graders. With fun filled skits, speakers, panels and small group sessions, your young adolescent will be able to better understand pertinent issues he or she faces today. The night incorporates these elements in addition to the fun activities that are important to 7th graders including a dance, carnival, cartoonist and food! There will also be a 7th grade parent meeting from 8:30-10 p.m. that evening. Registration forms are available in the school counseling office or can be downloaded here: BIONIC Night 2014
'Apples for Students' Fundraiser
Highland Middle School is participating in Giant Eagle’s school fundraiser, “Apples for the Students.” It runs through March 17, 2014. Shoppers can earn points for HMS by registering their Giant Eagle Advantage Card and shopping at Giant Eagle, Giant Eagle Market District, Giant Eagle Express and Get Go. Once registered, supporters scan their cards when they shop and the points are automatically credited to our school, which can then be used for educational awards, art supplies, music enrichment items, etc. To register your card, sign up at www.gianteagle.com/about/apples-for-students and provide the school ID #2351. Questions? Please call 800-474-4777.
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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