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Highland Middle School will continue to focus on ensuring students have a rigorous learning environment centered on collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking. We invite students to continue to grow academically and take an active role in their education. 
 
Amy Anderson
Principal - Highland Middle School
402 Shenango Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Andersona@bsd.k12.pa.us
 724-843-1700
Reminder -- Highland Yearbook Sale
Attention parents, yearbooks are now for sale again. Please see your child’s homeroom teacher for your order form or download it below. Return your order and payment to your child’s homeroom teacher by 3/17. Please e-mail Mrs. Cox at coxd@bsd.k12.pa.us if you have any questions about this year’s yearbook. Books will be handed out the last day of school. No additional books will be available for purchase after 3/17.
 
The form is below:
Highland Scheduling Time!
It's scheduling season at HMS for students in grades 5-8! We will have a meeting with students by grade level in the coming weeks to talk with them about their options for next school year. A paper will be sent home for students with all course options. The teachers will sign off on any courses that require teacher approval or have academic requirements. We ask that you speak with your child about the scheduling process and sign the scheduling form. All forms for students in grades 5, 6, and 7 will be due to your child's Homeroom teacher on March 1st. The High School Guidance Counselors will come to HMS to meet with our 8th grade students to walk them through the High School Scheduling process. If you have any questions, please contact the HMS Office or your child's teacher.
 
7th Grade Math Options
 
Students in 6th grade will have two options for math in 7th grade: Math 7 or Pre Algebra 7. There are requirements for each. One of the requirements that lets us know if students are ready for Pre Algebra is their score on the Algebra Prognosis Exam. This exam is not factored into the students' grade, but it teaches the students some algebraic thinking and then asks them to complete problems based on the guidance it provides. This exam will be given to the students in the next few weeks so that we can use the scores to help us properly place students into their math class for next school year. If you have any questions about this, please contact your child's math teacher.  
HMS Reminders
Please see the attached handout with reminders for up coming events for grades 5 through 8.
 
PMEA District 5 Junior Chorus Festival - 1/20/2017
The PMEA District 5 Junior Chorus Festival was held on January 20, 2017 at Lakeview School District. Dr. Stacy Paparone, from Grove City College directed the 7/8 choir. Her accompanist was Rebecca Sopher, a retired music teacher from Slippery Rock. The students rehearsed throughout the day and performed during the evening concert. The finale was an arrangement of "America the Beautiful," performed with the 9th grade PMEA District Chorus and the choral directors from each of the schools. The following 8th grade students participated in the festival - Emma Martin, Reagan Sorrell, Taylor Jones, Natalie Leslie, and Shane Hughes.
STEAM Times Article
Read the article published in the Beaver County Times regarding our STEAM Night on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
 
Camp Kon-O-Kwee T-Shirt
Help support Camp Kon-O-Kwee by purchasing a t-shirt.  Order form below.  Forms are due by March 1, 2017 and can be returned to any 5th grade teacher.
 
Activity Night Information 2016-17
Please see below some rules regarding Activity Night.  
 
School Brains, Schoology, School Email Information
Please see the informational letter below:
 
Information on 8th Grade Snowball Dance and Lock-In
Please see the below letter from Mrs. Anderson regarding 8th grade Snowball Dance and Lock-In. 
 
Schoology Login - Student Use


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Highland's Cafeteria Getting Slushie Machine
HMS is getting a Slushie Machine for the students to use during lunch. The nutritional information is below. Students are asked to eat something, either packed or purchased, before they have a slushie. If you have any dietary concerns with your child consuming a slushie, please contact Cheri Fleischman, our Food Services Director at fleischmanc@bsd.k12.pa.us or Amy Anderson, the HMS Principal, at andersona@bsd.k12.pa.us. Students are also asked to keep the slushie area clean. If it becomes a mess, the students will not be permitted to use it.

Slushie Information
 
HMS 2/8/17
On Wednesday at Highland Middle School it was reported that a student posted an image of a weapon on social media outside of school hours. While the picture had no reference to school, it caused concern through the student body. However, all reports of this nature are taken very seriously. Consequently, the administration worked with the local authorities to investigate the situation. After an investigation it was deemed by administration and local authorities that the students at staff at HMS were safe at all times. 
Cougar Caught!
Teachers and students are on the look out for others being kind. If someone is caught at HMS being kind, their name will be put in a drawing for a weekly prize. Have you been caught being kind? 
8th Grade Families
8th Grade Families - Please read the information about the upcoming 8th Grade only activities. We want all 8th Grade students to be able to participate in all 8th Grade only events, and in order to do this students must be respect their peers, adults, school property, school rules, and themselves. Disciplinary issues will remove students from being able to participate. 
Highland Middle School Book Fair
Highland's book fair will be from March 6 - 10, 2017!   
Valentines Party Letter to Parents - from Food Service Director
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we wanted to address the upcoming classroom parties. We know that many parents are planning and purchasing their party snacks and treats for in the classrooms.... 
K'nex - Beaver County STEM Design Challenge
Please see the attached flyer for information on the K'nex Beaver County STEM Design Challenge occuring in March.
K'nex Form
 
February Issue of The Middle Post

February  issue of the Middle Post is below.
Feb Middle Post

 
Upcoming Events
Mar
9
School Board Working Session
Thu Mar 9 2017
Mar
13
Professional Delay Day - 2 hour delay
Mon Mar 13 2017
Mar
16
School Board Voting Session
Thu Mar 16 2017
Mar
22
End 3rd 9 Weeks
Wed Mar 22 2017
Apr
6
School Board Working Session
Thu Apr 6 2017
Apr
12
Snow Day #1
Wed Apr 12 2017
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HMS Grading Policy
A 100% - 92%
B 91% - 83%
C 82% - 74%
D 73% - 65%
E 64% and lower
 
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Why I love HMS

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500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: (724) 846-6600
Fax: (724) 846-2021
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