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*** Highland Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay today, Friday, January 30 due to the weather.

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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


Congratulations to HMS 'Character Card' Recipients
Highland Middle School students are making a positive difference at school! Congratulations to the first-round recipients of the HMS Hornet Character Card, recognizing students with outstanding character. The following students have been chosen for their positive character by their teachers: Owen Bradford (gift card drawing winner), Tyler Dominak, Nick Phillips, Claire Spurio, Rachel Senick, Carson Levandowdski, Nick Choueiri, Tommy Williams, Britney Ciornei, Sarah Zuppert, Melissa Gold, Julia Vazsonyi, Summer Howman, Sarah Gatsios, Elliot Long, Sophia Graves, Collin Crandall, Carter Kim, Maddy Schreiner, Alexa Addington, J.J. Greytek, Alexis Divis, Taylor Pulis, Madison Zelinski, Zander Throckmorton, Sammy Dolin, Cali Sandin, Zach Wojtonek, Serena Naizer and Brad Pawl. Thank you to these students for making a positive impact!


Parent Teacher Conference Night
The final parent-teacher conference night will be on February 12 from 4-7:30 p.m.  You may sign up for a conference by using the following link. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B4EAEA62AA57-parent5/5632872


HMS Book Fair is Coming!
The Highland Middle School Book Fair will be held from February 9-13. The Book Fair will be open during school hours in the Media Center and during the conferences the evening of Thursday, February 12 until 7:30 p.m.  Students will have several opportunities (each language arts class visits twice!) to purchase books at 20% off Scholastic list prices. Students are also able to purchase books for a particular classroom/teacher at 20% off. We are continuing the “Birthday Book” program this year where you can purchase a book for the HMS library collection. Students 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 9 through February 20. 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 to give students the opportunity to buy books! Log on to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054faeae22a46-hmsbook2 to choose a convenient time(s) for you to volunteer or contact Laura Hagen at . See you at the fair!


8th grade Washington DC Trip
The final payment for 8th graders attending the Washington, D.C. trip must be made on or before January 30. This payment must include any outstanding school fees. Final preparations will be made for room, board, and transportation for those whose accounts are current immediately following this deadline. Please contact the Middle School office if you are unsure of the amount you owe.


Activity Night
The next Activity Night will be held on Friday, February 27 immediately after school.  Students who purchase an activity night wristband (sold during lunch February 25-27 for $5) will be able to ride the bus to the Highland High School Auditorium for a movie and food.  Parents will need to pick up their child at the High School at 5:30p.m.  More information will come home closer to this event.


PTO
It’s not too early to begin thinking about next school year. There will be several committee and board positions open. Treasurer, Book Fair, Bionic Night.  Please email Missy Schreiner if you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers are needed to sign up for BIONIC Night. This 7th grade event will be on March 6 from 2:30-8:45 p.m.  You may sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F48ABA728A4F58-bionic/.It’s a great event for 6th grade parents to sign up for to learn what the event is about prior to your child attending.


Yearbooks on Sale
Yearbooks are on sale now for Highland Middle School! The deadline to order your yearbook by is Friday, February 20. There are several great options to personalize your yearbook. We are also featuring a custom cover created by our very own Highland Middle School student.  Order forms can be picked up at the middle school. You can order online at www.ybpay.lifetouch.com, our yearbook code for online ordering is 11596315. Please contact Laura Yax with any questions at


BIONIC Night is March 6
The 7th grade BIONIC Night (Believe It Or Not I Care) will be Friday, March 6. This is a night specifically designed for 7th grade students as they enter into their adolescent years.  It is a night that encompasses a host of relevant topics on the teen years, a carnival, dance, and a parent session.  Sign- ups went home with report cards, and more are available in the guidance office. The 2015 BIONIC Night Coordinators are:  Kathleen Fischer, , Karen Heichel, , Tiffany Wright, .  Volunteers are still needed for this event.  Please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F48ABA728A4F58-bionic/


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.


Stay in the Loop!
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Follow HMS and Highland District on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/highland.schools
Follow HMS on Twitter: @MrRobertsHMS and @MrHenryHMS

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

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