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Preschool Program Receives 5-Star Rating

SUTQ LogoIn recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, the Highland Local School District’s “Little Hornets” Preschool Program, located at Granger Elementary School, has received a 5-Star Step Up to Quality Award from the State of Ohio – the highest rating attainable. Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a 5-star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. This is the second time the Highland preschool program has been awarded the 5-star rating. To learn more about the award and the preschool program, download the full story HERE.

Gwen Hill Experiences Role of Principal First Hand

Dr. Gausman and Gwen HillIt's not every day that a student has the opportunity to assume the role of their principal! But that's exactly what happened on  December 5 when Granger Elementary 2nd grader Gwen Hill became the "boss" at her school for the day! “Principal for A Day” was one of the many items auctioned off during the 15th Annual Highland Foundation Dinner held on November 2. Each elementary school participates in the auction and allows the students an up close look at what it's like to serve as a principal. Gwen had several responsibilities to take care of throughout the day including morning announcements, visiting classrooms, assisting in the holiday shop, serving as a guest reader, inspecting and touring the building, and of course eating lunch with the principal. Gwen, pictured with Granger Principal Dr. LeAnn Gausman, is the daughter of Andy and Chelsey Hill of Montville Township.

Holiday Hat Day is 12/17

On Tuesday, December 17, Highland Schools will hold a district wide fundraiser for the United Way of Medina County. The annual ”Holiday Hat Day” allows any student, teacher, bus driver, custodian, aide, secretary, etc. to donate $1 to wear his/her favorite holiday headgear (Santa hats, elf hats, scrooge hats, antlers and the like). Money will be collected at each building. The goal of the United Way of Medina County is to ensure that area children get a strong start in school, young adults have access to mental health services, and children do not go hungry. 

Since 2014 the United Way has:

  • Helped 7,000 students focus on learning by providing kindergarten readiness programs, academic support, and nutritional food.
  • Helped 17,000 youth by providing mental health access in schools. 

All proceeds collected from the Holiday Hat Day will benefit the United Way. Thank you!

Winter Youth Basketball League for Boys & Girls

Registration now opne for the 2019-20 Winter Youth Basketball League! Open to boys and girls in grades 1-3. Games and practices are organized by Highland High School boys basketball coaching staff and players. This league offers an emphasis on skill development, basketball decision making and participation. All playing time on an equal basis with dates held at Highland High School in the Main and Aux Gyms.

  • Times include practices and games: 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays December 21, 28, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1. 
  • Cost is $75 per player and includes reversible jersey. Please pay at the door on December 21 with checks payable to Highland Local Schools.
  • Any questions, email Coach Adam Cestaro at acestaro@highlandschools.org or Coach Jack Leslie at jack.leslie123@gmail.com
  • Register your child HERE