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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 Art Show 2014 at the Highland Public Library
April 28 - May 3
Opening Reception is set for 7-8 p.m. on Monday, April 28. Refreshments offered. All three grades represented in variety of media. Don't miss this showcase of amazing student artwork! Highland Public Library is open Monday thru Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HMS PTO Plant Sale
The Highland Middle School PTO will be holding its annual Mother's Day Plant Sale next week, April 22-25. Students can place and pay for orders during the lunch period outside of the HMS cafeteria. The plants will be delivered to the students on May 9. Please see attached order form. HMS PTO Plant Sale 2014

Female Golfers Sought for HS Team
Any 8th grade girl interested in playing golf next school year for Highland High School should email Coach Becker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MAY 19, 2014: HMS Spring Concerts, HHS Auditorium
Please note a slight time change for the HMS Choir Concerts --
6th/7th Grade Choir Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. (students should arrive by 6:15 p.m.)
8th Grade Choir Concert begins at 8 p.m. (students should arrive 7:45 p.m.). 

engineering-daySeveral HMS Students Take Part in Engineering Day
Nearly 40 Highland Middle School students participated in Goodyear's Annual Engineering Day on April 12 at the University of Akron. The goal of the event each year is to inform and encourage young men and women in grades 6-12 to pursue opportunities and careers that exist in various science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Throughout the day, students had the chance to try their hand at various engineering tasks led by representatives from over 50 local businesses and universities. A large group hands-on activity also challenged students to apply their engineering talents to the solution of problem, while working together as a team. 

Important Calamity Day Information
Recent legislation has resulted in some confusion regarding calamity days. All school districts in Ohio are allotted five calamity days each year. Unfortunately, we have experienced an exceptionally harsh winter this year and Governor Kasich has asked state legislators to provide a one-time relief measure to school districts. One of the latest provisions allows school districts to add four calamity days, but only after using four of the "required" calamity days. As a result, Highland Schools will make up our four calamity days on May 30, June 2, 3, 4, as originally scheduled when our District calendar was adopted last year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dawn Marzano, Communications Director, at 330-239-1901, ext. 1261 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Other important information:

  • Classroom instruction will continue through June 4.
  • Highland seniors will not be affected by the additional days. Graduating 12th grade students are specifically excused from attending any days after the district's scheduled graduation ceremony on May 23.
  • Highland High School exams will now be administered on June 2, 3, 4.
  • The kindergarten schedule will be as follows:
    5/30 (Fri): W/F student reports
    6/2 (Mon): W /F students reports
    6/3: (Tues): T/TH students reports
    6/4: (Wed): W/F students reports
    This will give each group exactly 86 days of attendance.

Revised Schedule for Ohio Achievement Tests
On February 11, 2014, the Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard A. Ross announced that the Ohio Department of Education has expanded the testing window for the Ohio Achievement Tests due to the number of school calamity days in Ohio this year. Highland Local Schools will take advantage of the modified testing window and revise the schedule for the Ohio Achievement Tests for grades 3-8.Testing will occur during the weeks of May 5–May 16, 2014. You can make your student's experience successful by making sure he or she has adequate sleep, eats a healthy breakfast and arrives at school on time. Elementary dates include: Monday, May 5 (Reading 3,4,5); Tuesday, May 6 (Math 3,4,5); and Wednesday, May 7 (Science 5). Middle school dates include: Tuesday, May 6 (Reading 6,7,8);Wednesday, May 7 (Math 6,7,8); and Thursday, May 8 (Science 8).

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:
Dr. John Deuber, Principal - x1200
Mr. Christopher Roberts, Assistant Prinicpal - x1202
Mr. Rob Gilbert, Counselor - x1206
Mrs. Phyllis Kulbis, Secretary - x1201
Mrs. Jan Novosielski, Office Aide - x1204
Attendance Line - x1511

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