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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

Mark your calendar for the HMS School Supply Pick Up Day from 12-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 13 at the middle school!

Parent, did you miss the deadline for the Supply Sale online? We have a VERY limited supply of 6th, 7th and 8th grade school supply kits available for sale on 8/13! COME EARLY to get yours! 

A great day like the Middle School Supply Pick Up Day cannot happen without great volunteers!  Sign up here:


Middle School Fall Sports Information

Volleyball tryouts on August 3-5 from 4–6 p.m. in the auxiliary gym at the High School.
       Contact Coach Colleen Scavuzzo at 

Football begins August 10 at 6 p.m. with an Organizational Meeting at the Middle School field. First practice begins August 11 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Middle School Field.
       Contact Coach Tim Snook at 

Cross Country practice begins August 10 from 9–10:15 a.m. at the Middle School field.
       Contact Coach Bob Berry at 

Boys Middle School / High School Golf Information
Any boy interested in trying out for the High School Golf Team should attend try-outs at Skyland Golf Course on August 3. These try-outs will start at 7:30 a.m. Please bring a physical form with you if it has not been turned into the athletic office. Any student who does not have a physical will not be able to try-out.

The Highland Boys Middle School Golf Team try-outs will be held at Skyland Golf Course on August 3 at 10:05 a.m. and August 4 at 11 a.m. and will commence on August 5 (time to be determined). These try-outs are available for any middle school boy entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade for the 2015-16 school year. Try-outs will be 9 holes long so please plan accordingly for pick up at course. If you have any questions, contact Coach Dutt at .

James is New Assistant Principal
Michael James has been named the new Assistant Principal at Highland Middle School. He was officially hired at the Highland Board of Education meeting on June 29. Effective August 1, Mr. James replaces Christopher Roberts who accepted a new position outside of Highland Schools.

Mr. James, who resides within the Highland School District, has eight years’ experience in education, including three years as assistant principal at Center Middle School in Strongsville and one year at Wickliffe High School. Prior to that, he was a social studies teacher at Woodridge High School for five years. Mr. James earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Kent State University, as well as his master’s degree in Education Administration and Principal Licensure from KSU.

“Mr. James possesses a strong commitment to maintaining excellence on an administrative level as well as in the classroom,” stated Mr. Rob Henry, Principal at Highland Middle. “His success with students is evident and we are excited to welcome him to our District.” 

Summer Reading Projects
Below are the summer reading projects for the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2015.

icon 6th Grade Summer Reading
icon 7th Grade Summer Reading
icon 8th Grade Summer Reading

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. Michael James, 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