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2nd Round Character Cards Announced
The “13 Messages of Milo” is the theme this year for the Highland Middle School Character Cards. The second round of character cards was “Be Creative.” Congratulations to these students who demonstrated a creative attitude and are making a positive difference at Highland Middle School. Amy Hall (gift card winner), Emily Kellogg, Taylor Coates, Makenna Bird, Alexis Furyes, Lydia Lanier, Jack Van Boxel, Adam Fischer, Kylie Baker, Jack Sliter, Madalyn Schreiner, Danielle Pembridge, Megan Austin, Stephanie Jirousek, Justin Gigiano, Bella Eshleman, Ava Hixenbaugh, Madeline Leatherman, McKinzie DePaolo. The students were acknowledged by their teachers and staff. Thank you to all these students for making a creative and positive impact!
Highland Students Take Stand Against Drugs
Highland's Red Ribbon Week was celebrated October 27-31 in all Highland school buildings! The middle school's 8th grade DARE Role Models took the lead role in the week’s activities, which were a way for students to take a visible stand against drugs and to show their personal commitment. This year’s theme was “We have better things to do than drugs!" 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. Sharon, Granger and Hinckley elementary schools also participated with daily announcements throughout the week, which included messages of being drug and bully-free, making good choices, having good character and treating others with respect. They also had a week full of activities. Pictured from left are Highland Middle School 8th graders Zander Throckmorton, Kelly Bischof, Alexis Divis, Addyson Zugaro and Michael Stupecki. Students dressed in smart, studious clothing to coincide with the day’s theme of “Smarties don’t use drugs!
‘13 Messages from Milo’
Christopher Milo, an internationally recognized concert pianist, performer and motivational speaker, visited Highland Middle School from October 6-8 and talked about his “13 Messages,” which center around inspiring leadership, acceptance, resiliency and positive life choices. Milo has an extremely positive attitude ~ and it's contagious upon talking with him! Students were engaged in his stories and his message and asked lots of interesting questions. Milo also presented an all-school assembly on October 8 and offered a free parent and community program later that evening. Milo's visit is generously sponsored by The Highland Foundation.
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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