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District News

Highland Hosts Aurora this Friday

The Highland Hornets will host the Aurora Greenmen at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 18 at the Highland Stadium. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for senior citizens (ages 62 and older). Children 5 and under are admitted free. Reserved seats are $10.

Fans can purchase tickets for home football games at Ticketracker.com. Go to: https://www.ticketracker.com/store/events/1548. Select the game you want to attend, and the tickets you want to purchase. Simply print the ticket at home, bring it to the game and avoid the lines! Cost is the same as stated above. 

Game Day Sponsor ~ Jamie Powers Real Estate Team
Highland Schools would like to thank this week's game sponsor, The Jamie Powers Team with Howard Hanna. Jamie's support of the district and our students is much appreciated. For more information, visit www.jamiepowers.comBe one of the first 500 fans to enter the stadium to receive a complimentary koozie! 

Student Pre-Sale Tickets 
Tickets for Friday's home football game will be offered to Highland Middle School and Highland High School students at a pre-sale price of $4 during lunch periods on Friday. 

Shashmaqam to Perform at HHS on 10/26

ShashmaqamShashmaqam, a New York-based ensemble recognized in their native Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan for their extraordinary musical talent, will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at Highland High School. This concert is offered through the Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) 2019-20 World Tour of Music. Shashmaqam’s music reflects Central Asia’s ethnic eclecticism: Uzbek, Tadjik, Afghan and Azerbaijani songs and melodies brought together in a lively program that is at once exotic and accessible to Western listeners. Advanced tickets are $12. Book online or by calling 330-722-25411. Tickets are also available at Medina and Wadsworth Buehler’s stores. Tickets are $15 at the door, cash or check only.

Tickets on Sale for Annual Highland Foundation Dinner

The Highland Foundation cordially invites you to attend its 15th Annual Great Gifts Dinner from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, at Weymouth Country Club. This year’s theme is “A Night at the Gallery: Education on Exhibit.”

Online ticket registration is now open! Cost is $100 per person. Guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions with spectacular gifts, as well as a dessert auction featuring many local talented bakers and pastry chefs. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

All proceeds benefit The Foundation and its mission to enhance, enrich and supplement learning opportunities for Highland students, staff and community. Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please download the SPONSOR FORM for more information and available options. Thank you for your support!  www.highlandfoundation.org

Fall Classes Offered through Highland Community Education

Highland Community Education courses for Fall 2019 include several new and fun options! Enroll now in our exciting after school and adult classes! It's a great way to explore new skills and develop new friendships! Download the full course brochure and registration form HERE. Register today! Questions? Call Mary Fran Kudla at 330-239-1901, ext. 5503.

4 Named Commended Scholars

 Lilia Colbrunn, Evan Buck, Ressa Gasser and Erin KellerCongratulations to Highland High School seniors Evan Buck, son of Dan and Sherri Buck of Sharon Township; Lilia Colbrunn, daughter of Robb and Joni Colbrunn of Hinckley Township; Ressa Gasser, daughter of Chris and Dr. Angela Gasser of Sharon Township; and Erin Keller, daughter of Dave and Gerri Keller of Sharon Township, who are among the 34,000 students to be named Commended Scholars in the 65th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They can become candidates for special scholarships provided by corporate and business sponsors.

Alumni Association Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Highland Alumni Association, in partnership with The Highland Foundation for Educational Excellence, is pleased to announce their second class of Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. The five honorees span generations of Highland graduates, reinforcing the district’s ongoing commitment to educational excellence.

Dwier Brown – 1976
Dale Chorba – 1981
Dan Hahn – 1987
James Ritcher – 1976
Jill Smith-Sooy – 1993

The district and community celebrated the honorees at a special Hall of Fame ceremony and reception on October 11 in the Highland Middle School Cafeteria. Inductees were also recognized during the 3rd quarter of the Highland vs. Canfield homecoming football game at the Highland Stadium. 

Highland Receives A; Ranks #26 in State!

On Thursday, September 12, The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released the 2019 Ohio School Report Cards for districts and schools, showing how each performed during the 2018-19 school year.

Highland’s Results:

  • Our district earned an overall A grade!
  • Only 31 of 608 school districts in the State of Ohio earned an overall A grade.
  • Based upon the levels of student achievement demonstrated, Highland ranks #26 of 608 school districts, based on the Performance Index calculation.