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. 
 

Theme Week - Nov 11-15

Highland is very proud of a group of 5th and 6th graders (Aubree H. Grace H. Ava M. Kylie P. Addy R. and Maryssa P. ) who organized Theme Days the week of November 11 - 15 with the proceeds being donated to the Beaver County Humane Society.    They raised over $400!  Way to go girls!

National Grief Awareness Day - HMS - November 22, 2019

Vaping Presentation to 7th and 8th grade students

In honor of Red Ribbon Week, we had a presentation to our 7th and 8th grade students on the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. Below is a handout on the dangers of teenagers using e-cigarettes and vaping. Additionally, below is a poster with a hotline teens can call to help them quit if they are using these devices. We hope this information will help our youth make healthy decisions! 
 
 

Battle of the Books - November 20th

 
Please see the following handouts for information on the Battle of the Books!

HMS Yearbook Sale

Exciting news for your 2019-2020 HMS yearbook:

Our upcoming, game theme yearbook titled “Get in the Game” will feature an expanded section for each grade and lots more pages than ever before.

Order yours today through November 29th online at yearbookordercenter.com using the code 14987 or searching for Highland Middle School. Each book is only $13, and the online portal accepts most major credit and debit cards as well as e-checks. Books will be distributed at school in June.
 
Get in the game and order yours today!

6th Grade - All Star Program

HMS is partnering with The Keystone Wellness Program to bring the All Stars Program to the 6th grade students at HMS. The All Stars Program promotes relationships between the school, the family, and the community. The Program encourages students to talk about future aspirations with their parents/guardians. The 6th grade students will participate in the All Stars Program for 40 minutes once a week for 13 weeks. In the culminating session, the students will share their future commitments with their peers in a celebration.

If you would like to opt your child out of the program, please complete the form your child will bring home or get a copy of the form from our website and send it back to your child’s Homeroom teacher by September 12. The program will begin on September 17th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Amy Anderson at andersona@bsd.k12.pa.us or 724-843-1700.
 
 
 
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. 

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.
 

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. 

Resources Available to Students

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

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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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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