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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
[email protected]
 724-843-1700
Highland Straight A's Assembly
 
We are holding our Straight A Breakfast and Assembly on Monday, May 15th here at HMS. If your child has received straight A's each nine weeks, he or she should have received an invitation to the Breakfast and you should have received a letter at home inviting you to the Assembly. Congratulations to all of our students who will be honored at this Breakfast and Assembly! If you believe your child should have received an invitation and has not, please contact the HMS Office.
 
 
5th Grade Team Places 1st in K'Nex Competition!
Congratulations to Aiden Terry, Aidan Wissner, Logan Stanislaw, Luke Shope that won first place at the K'Nex Competition on March 30, 2017.  The team will now compete at the state level!   
 
Outdoor Education - Camp Kon-O-Kwee -- Preparing Your Child for Camp Presentation
Below is the slides from the Camp meeting regarding preparing your child to attend camp.
 
Reminder -- Highland Yearbooks Sale
5th Grade BIS Yearbooks:
The BIS PTO is also selling the 3-5th grade yearbook at a cost of $18.00. These can be purchased until May 29th at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com. Enter the code: 11782917.  
 
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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Humane Society
Congratuations Highland -- You raised $63 from the Cutest Pet Contest that was donated to the Beaver County Humane Society.  See the attached thank you letter from the Humane Society.
Letter
 
Blackhawk Boys Youth Basketball Camp - June 5-7 - Grades 2-8
Register now for camp! Camp is open to boys from any school district. Please direct any questions to Coach Roorback at [email protected] or 724-622-8942 
Community Swim Nights - April & May
Come on out for some splish-splashing fun! April 7, 21, 28 and May 5, 19, 26. 6-8 pm in the BHS Pool. $3/person or $6/family. 
Boys Basketball Grades 5-8: Rise & Shoot Program – Sign up now! Starts April 7
For ALL boys in grades 5 - 8 interested in improving basketball fundamentals in 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 play...click READ MORE.   
Camp Invention comes back to BLACKHAWK! July 10-14
Sign up now for a $15 discount on a week's worth of inventing! Camp Invention is full of science, engineering, problem solving, tinkering and just plain FUN! This year's camp is directed by Mrs. Brest and other BSD teachers. Camp is open to KINDERGARTEN - 6TH GRADERS and is held at BIS! To register go to www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332. Use code DISCOVER 15 for the $15 discount. 
NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 17/18 SCHOOL YEAR
New immunization requirements have come out from the State. Please click READ MORE for details. Students directly impacted by the changes will be contacted with further information. Please note those who are required to get further immunizations will need to submit by AUGUST 15, 2017 to attend school for the 17/18 school year.

All questions must be directed to BSD School Nurses - Ms. Hullihen RN 724-846-9600 x2005 or Mrs. Haddox RN 724-843-1700 x3004
 
PSSA TESTS WILL START IN APRIL!
ATTENTION PARENTS OF 3 - 8TH GRADERS: PSSA tests will begin in April. Our students have always performed very well on state exams and we expect that our students will continue to perform at a high level. Information will be coming home in student's folders and reminders will be posted as the test windows draw near. Test dates are as follows... 
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 [email protected] or Amy Anderson, the HMS Principal, at [email protected] 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
 
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. 
April Issue of The Middle Post

April issue of the Middle Post is below.
April Issue

 
Upcoming Events
May
11
School Board Working Session
Thu May 11 2017
May
12
Snow Day #3
Fri May 12 2017
May
18
School Board Voting Session
Thu May 18 2017
May
29
Memorial Day - No School
Mon May 29 2017
Jun
1
Jun 1 - LAST DAY - 1/2 day!
Thu Jun 1 2017
Jun
8
School Board Working Session
Thu Jun 8 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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