Highland Middle School

Administrator's Message

Highland Middle School
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. 
 
 
 
This number is for NON-EMERGENCY calls. If you have an emergency, call 911. 
In an ongoing effort to promote a safe learning environment, the district is providing the community with an anonymous tip line phone number. The purpose of the tip line is to allow the community the ability to share information anonymously regarding issues that may put others’ safety in danger.  Community members can report information about drugs, weapons, alcohol, violence or any threat to safety.  While this can be done anonymously, the more information given (including one’s name), the greater the ability the district has to do a complete investigation and resolve the situation quickly. 

EARLY DISMISSAL

On Thursday, June 6th, the HMS Dismissal Time will be 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. If you are picking up your child, students will be dismissed at 10:00. If your child rides the bus home, please note the all buses should have departed the HMS building by 10:30. We hope our students and staff have a great rest of the school year and a wonderful summer! 

Safe2Say

As we are constantly assessing the safety and security of our children and our schools, we remind you that information is power. Students who hear or see any threat about self-harm, harm to another person, or harm to a school should report this immediately so it can be investigated. Blackhawk School District has dedicated a Tipline for these situations. The information for the Blackhawk Tipline is below. In addition, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General has created an anonymous Tipline as well called Safe2Say. From Safe2Say students can report their tip via the app, online, or through a phone call. The Office of the Attorney General then communicates with the school district and necessary law enforcement about the tip.

 

We want our students and our community to know that we recognize the importance of students reporting any threatening situation. The information for both Tiplines is below. We have already told students about our Blackhawk Tipline and we will be informing them of the Safe2Say Tipline in the next few weeks. To read more about Safe2Say, please visit their website at: https://www.safe2saypa.org. We do remind students and parents that if there is an emergency situation that requires attention immediately, please always call 911. 

American Heart Association

Highland received the following thank you from the American Heart Association for the $550 donation made from students through the physical education classes and the  Kids Heart Challenge.  Many thanks to Highland's physical education teacher, Ms. Courtney Frengel for organizing this event.

"On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school's donation of *$550.00. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts.Thank you.

Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school's contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.

We hope that you, your faculty and your students found this lifesaving effort rewarding and enjoyable. You are touching so many lives - and life is why we exist as an organization. Your help and support are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to partnering again with you next year!"

Highland's Beaver County Battle of the Books winners!

On May 7th, two teams represented Highland Middle School at the Beaver County Battle of the Books in the 7th and 8th grade division.  

Placing 2nd in the trivia division for the county was the team of Abigail Camp, Claire Houk, Jaylyn Houk, and Iley Tweed.  

Placing first in the Breakout Escape room division for the county was the team of Aubrey Blackburn, Devon Puglia, Emily Szabo, and A.J. Trzcinski
 
 

Resources Available to Students

Please see the attached letter for resources such as Schoology, Email, Office 365, etc. available to students. 
 

How To Print Report Cards from Skyward

When report cards are posted to the SKYWARD Family Access Portal, please follow the direction sheet attached for how to view and print document.
 

Highland Volunteers

Would you be willing to help the HMS PTO this year or would you like to receive emails with minutes from our PTO Meetings? If so, please fill out the Volunteer Form and have your child turn it in to his/her Homeroom teacher. The students will be given a hard copy of this form in school this week to bring home.
Additionally, there is a new form we ask all volunteers to complete, called the Volunteer Confidentially Form. If you are volunteering in any school, please complete this form and bring it to the office of that school. We will also make a copy of your driver's license and we will attach this copy to the form in our files.
Thank you for all that you do!
 

Giant Eagle - Apples for Students

Apples for Students - Giant Eagle

Help HMS raise funds for our students by signing up for Apples for the Students through Giant Eagle. Every time you use your Advantage Card at Giant Eagle, HMS will earn funds! Follow the below steps to register your Advantage Card.

  1. Go to https://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Education--Community-Enrichment-/Apples-for-the-Students/
  2. Sign in if you already have an account or create an account
  3. One you have registered, go to https://www.gianteagle.com/My-Account/My-School-Programs/
  4. Click "Add Another School"
  5. Enter our School ID Code: 5639
  6. Hit Add when you see Highland Middle School

Schoology/Email Login and Microsoft Office 365 - Student Use


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IT Computer RAFFLE!

The Information Technology Class has completed their 2019 Computer Build - Raffle tickets are officially on sale! As before, you may e-mail Mrs. Equals if you would like to purchase tickets. You may also purchase tickets during all lunches, in the high school office, or from any IT2 student (Bryant Jones, Jacob Hopkins, Matt Bibbee).

Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Drawing will take place at the end of 8th period - June 4th.
   Thank you for supporting Information Technology at Blackhawk High School!Here is the spec sheet.
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Girls Summer Basketball Camp

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Sign up for KINDERCAMP!!

Spots are quickly filling for this year’s KinderCamp at Patterson Primary School! Camp will be August 5-9 from 9 to 10:30am. This camp is for Blackhawk School District students entering kindergarten this fall. Campers will focus on a common core based reading, writing, and math curriculum with social skills components. Students will be excited about beginning kindergarten with some new friends! The directors of the camp are Blackhawk kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Sharek.  FLYER & REGISTRATION FORM 
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Blackhawk Awarded 2018 Best Communities for Music Education!

Blackhawk School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
 
We are 1 of only 2 school districts in Beaver County to receive this honor and 1 out of 583 schools in the NATION!  This is wonderful recognition of the depth of our program and really sets us apart from other districts!
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Grade 6 - 12 Student Emails & Microsoft Office!

Grade 6 - 12 Student Emails & Microsoft Office!

Students in grades 6 – 12 are provided with a district assigned Office 365 account....The Office 365 account will provide students with a restricted email account, cloud storage, and access to Microsoft’s “Student Advantage” program that will allow students to install Microsoft Office on their home computers for free. Please click 'read more' for tutorials and more information. More +

HMS Contact Information


Principal Amy Anderson
Andersona@bsd.k12.pa.us
724-843-1700 x 3001 
 
Assistant Principal Mike Arbogast 
Arbogastm@bsd.k12.pa.us 
724-843-1700 x 3003 
 
HMS Contact Information
402 Shenango Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010 
Phone: 724-843-1700
Fax: 724-843-0934 

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