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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. 
Administrator's Message
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
Attention Inspiring Writers!!!
Are you looking for a summer writing program? Check out the Young Writers Institutes! More information is the following website: https://www.wpwp.pitt.edu/

Grades 4-6 will be held at the Carnegie Museum of Art, July 9-13, 9:00 am-3:00 pm.  Registration is $300.  Scholarships are available.

Grades 7-12 will be held at the Cathedral of Learning, July 9-20, 9:00 am-1:00 pm.  Registration is $350.  Scholarships are available.
Report Cards Available to Print
Report cards have been posted to the SKYWARD Family Access Portal.   Please see the direction sheet attached for directions on 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!
 
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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
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Sign up for KINDERCAMP @ PPS - July 30 - August 3
There are still spots available for this year's KinderCamp at Patterson Primary School! Camp will be July 30-August 3 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.
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TSA STUDENTS!!
Congratulations to the TSA students who placed at the PA TSA Conference in Seven Springs, April 18-21 and who qualified to compete at nationals in Atlanta, GA in June!  Click HERE for list of students
 
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!
 
Girls Basketball Day Camp for Grades 4-8 - June 5-8
Sign up early for Coach Lodovico's girls basketball day camp.  Click 'read more' for details and form. 
Take the 2018 Blackhawk School District Community Needs Survey
Blackhawk School District is applying for a grant to provide a Pre-Kindergarten Program for your 4-year old children.  We need your help!  Click on the link for the 2018 Blackhawk School District Community Needs Survey. Your responses will be used to design the program for your children. Thank you!  
 
Cougar Pride Band goes to DISNEY WORLD!
The Blackhawk Cougar Pride Band traveled to Florida this past week, as is customary every three years. In addition to enjoying time in Walt Disney World and at Cocoa Beach, the band represented Blackhawk with pride on the world's stage as they marched through Epcot on Thursday morning. The guard was treated to an invigorating clinic for dance, flag, sabre, and rifle work that was topped with a special visit from Goofy! The instrumentalists attended the "You're Instrumental" Workshop, where they worked on their performance skills with Disney Clinician and famed composer/arranger Allen Gray. The band learned a little Disney magic, and recorded the soundtrack to Tarzan, synchronized with scenes from the movie, as well as "The Imperial March" from Star Wars with special voice over and sound effects by their directors. Can't wait to go again in the 2020/2021 school year! 
2018-19 School Calendar Approved
The calendar was approved by the Board last evening.  Click 'read more' to view.  It will be permanently posted on the district home page under "District Calendar"  
Boys Basketball Camp for Grades 2-8 - June 4-6
Sign up now for camp! Click read more for details... 
Text Option Added to Blackhawk Tip Line -- tiphotline@bsd.k12.pa.us
You may now text to the anonymous Blackhawk tip hot line.  Send to:  tiphotline@bsd.k12.pa.us 
Blackhawk Launches Anonymous Tip Line
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.

Please remember that this tip line DOES NOT replace 911 in cases of emergencies.  It shouldn't be used in emergency situations where immediate action is needed.  The tip line is a non-emergency information-gathering tool used as another means to keep our schools safe.  The tip line number is, 724-506-1811, and is posted on each school’s website, as well as the district page at www.bsd.k12.pa.us
 
Celebrating the ART of Blackhawk High School -- follow on INSTAGRAM!
Check out our talented students via the Art Department's Instagram site! CLICK HERE! or go to https://www.instagram.com/blackhawkartdept/.  NEW work posted regularly!!  
Statement Regarding Florida School Shooting
As we continue to learn more about the tragic school shooting in Florida, our hearts go out to the students, families, school staff, and community who have been impacted. In the wake of this tragedy, we want to reinforce that safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. We will continue to reflect on our current crisis protocols to ensure that we have proactive plans in place at all times. One of the most imperative parts of a proactive crisis response plan is communication. We ask you to continue to keep open lines of communication with your children and for your children to be open with a trusted adult in the school setting if they have any concerns about safety. If any of our students need support or need to talk, please let us know. We will all hug our families close tonight while keeping the victims in Florida in our thoughts. 
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. 
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Fax: (724) 846-2021
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