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District News

5 Advance to National Merit Finalist Standing

National Merit FinalistsHighland High School is proud to announce that it has five National Merit Finalists for the 2018-19 school year. Congratulations to Highland seniors Abdullah Ali, son of Dr. Mir and Farzana Ali of Granger Township; Margaret Knyszek, daughter of Robert and Teresa Knyszek of Hinckley Township; Quade Mainzer, son of Doug and Julie Mainzer of Hinckley Township; Lorelyn Nolte, daughter of Dean and Jennifer Nolte of Sharon Township; and Christopher Sollenberger, son of Mark and Angie Sollenberger of Granger Township. They now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. Scholarship winners will be announced in the Spring of 2019. Pictured from left are Margaret Knyszek, Quade Mainzer, Abdullah Ali, Christopher Sollenberger and Lorelyn Nolte.

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed

Highland Local School District is accepting applications for substitute bus drivers. This is NOT a full-time position (only 4-5 hours per day). School bus endorsed CDL will be required; District will train drivers. Hourly rate is $16.50. Please call 330-239-1901, ext. 1219 if interested.

Collection to Benefit Feeding Medina County

Pictured in front from left are Addie Wisniewski, Hanna Kunzler, Makayla Grecenuk and Kaylie Kenne. In back are Kelsey Heichel, Grace Fischer and Sadie Nayman.Congratulations to Highland High School seniors Grace Fischer, Makayla Grecenuk, Kelsey Heichel, Kaylie Kenne, Hanna Kunzler, Sadie Nayman and Addie Wisniewski who were chosen to take part in the 2019 Medina County Spring Leadership Ball on April 27. In order to be selected, honorees must maintain a high GPA while being involved in the school and the community. A total of only 30 girls were chosen throughout Medina County. The ball is being held in partnership with Feeding Medina County. Those selected have been asked to collect 16-ounce plastic jars (or smaller) of peanut butter and 20-ounce (or smaller) squeezable jelly, which will be included in weekender bags to underprivileged children throughout the schools in the county. In the weekender bags, every child will receive a jar of peanut butter and jelly, along with other staple foods. 

 

Pictured in front from left are Addie Wisniewski, Hanna Kunzler, Makayla Grecenuk and Kaylie Kenne. In back are Kelsey Heichel, Grace Fischer and Sadie Nayman.

Nominations Accepted for 2019 Highland Pride Award

Do you know someone who is bursting with Highland Pride? Do you know an employee or community member who spends his or her spare time volunteering in the Highland School District? Do you know someone who does a lot for Highland students, but never asks for anything in return? Nominate that individual for the 2019 Highland Pride Award!

2019 Community Education Courses

Highland Community Education courses for Winter/Spring include several new and fun options! Students in grades K-5 can enroll in exciting classes featuring an Engineering Club, Mad Science and World of Design by Crayola. Also new this season is Live, Love & Create Craft Club for students in grades 3-5, The Money Game for ages 10+ and don't forget about the ever-popular Hummingbirds Soccer and Young Rembrandt's Art courses. Students can also try their hand at Babysitting, Dining Etiquette, Fun-Damentals of Cooking and a new instructional basketball program. Adult classes are offered in Beekeeping, Beginning Guitar, Retirement Planning, Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss Control, Toxic Awareness and more. New this year is a Cyber Security Seminar. Register today! Questions? Please email Mary Fran Kudla at mkudla@highlandschools.org or call 330-239-1901, ext. 5503. Download Brochure

Highland Continues to Demonstrate High Academic Performance

Overall A LogoMomentum Award LogoThe State Board of Education of Ohio today recognized 28 districts for earning an overall grade of “A” on the 2017-18 Ohio School Report Cards. The Highland School District is one of only 28 to receive the “Overall A Award.” The Overall A Award is presented by the State Board of Education and recognizes schools that earned an Overall A on their report card.

State Board of Education President, Tess Elshoff, stated, “As an Overall A Award winner, your district’s report card shows your district is demonstrating high academic performance and building bright futures for students of every background and ability level. Congratulations on this impressive achievement!”

Winter Weather / School Closing Information

As we approach the winter season, the following i­­nformation may help you better understand the process the District uses when making the decision to open or close school, offer a two-hour delayed start or resort to an early release due to inclement weather.

These decisions are based upon a careful analysis of relevant factors, such as:

  • Information on road conditions from transportation staff, local law enforcement and state, county and township road crews (as warranted); Please keep in mind that road conditions can vary dramatically throughout the district;    
  • Amount of accumulated snow and ice;
  • Whether precipitation is expected to continue throughout the day;
  • Temperature and wind chill (wind chills at or below -15°F to -20°F during key walking and waiting-for-bus times are given special consideration);
  • Impact on our transportation fleet (school bus diesel fuel begins to gel at an ambient temperature of 0 degrees);
  • Weather predictions (including those from our own satellite system and local radar);
  • Timing of storm;
  • Building conditions (is there electricity and heat?);
  • Parking lot conditions;
  • What other surrounding districts are doing.