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Red Ribbon Week at Highland Middle School
We will be celebrating Drug Free week from 10/27-31 with our banner theme of "Drugs Won't Leave their Print on Me…I am Drug Free." This Friday, 8th grade DARE Role Models, and as many students as possible, will be putting their thumb prints on a banner during lunch periods.
Next week, students will be celebrating with daily activities listed below. These ideas are a way for students to take a visible stand against drugs and to show their personal commitment. The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered Kiki Camarena, a DEA Agent in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs.
We will also display Red Ribbons around each of our five school marques for Red Ribbon Week. On Monday, students throughout the District will receive Red Ribbons. Teachers will also be wearing their red ribbons to show their support in the students' commitment to live a drug-free and bully-free lifestyle.
Daily Themes and Announcements:
10/27 Monday - "Show Your Power Resist Drugs and Violence!" Super Hero or Sports Hero Day. Wear your favorite sweatshirt/t-shirt to school
10/28 Tuesday - "Put Drugs to Sleep - Be Drug Free!" Wear school-appropriate PJ's (no tank tops, no short shorts)
10/29 Wednesday - "Don't Get Mixed Up with Drugs!" Wear wacky mixed up/mismatched clothes/socks
10/30 Thursday - "Show Your Spirit in Being Drug Free!" Throwback Thursday. Wear your favorite decade clothing (remember school appropriate)
10/31 Friday - "Drugs are Like Spiderwebs - Don't Let Them Stick to You!" Wear halloween costume (no masks, core or masking tape and must be school appropriate.)
Kudos to HMS Cross Country Teams
Congratulations to the Highland Middle Girls Cross Country Team as they were runners up at the Ohio Cross Country Championships at Groveport Madison High School on October 19. Runners included Kaylee Kenne, Summe Howman, Amy Hall, Sierra Howman, Rachel Fannin, Resa Gasser, Ava Mastrianni and Emily Beal.
The HMS Boys Cross Country Team placed 6th. Vince Manning placed 4th overall and set a new school record at 10:41 for the 2 mile race (14 seconds faster than the previous record). Way to go, Vince!
Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up Link
Below is the link to the HMS Parent–Teacher conferences scheduled for November 20 from 4-7:30 p.m. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4eaea62aa57-parent4
The schedule for 7th and 8th Grade BOYS Basketball is as follows. Any questions contact Coach Cress in Room 607.
10/22/14 2:30 - 4:00 East Gym
10/27/14 2:30 - 4:00 East Gym
10/29/14 2:30 - 4:00 East Gym
11/03/14 2:30 - 4:00 East Gym
11/05/14 2:30 - 4:00 East Gym
The schedule for 7th and 8th Grade GIRLS Basketball is as follows. Any questions contact Coach Gopp in Room 809.
10/21/14 2:30 - 3:45 East Gym
10/23/14 2:30 - 3:45 East Gym
10/28/14 2:30 - 3:45 East Gym
10/30/14 2:30 - 3:45 East Gym
TRYOUTS: Begin Friday, November 7 with times TBA.
REMINDER: You MUST have a current physical on file before you can tryout.
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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