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. 

Canned Food Drive for Lion's Club - April 1 - 5

HMS will partner with the Lion's Club to hold a canned food drive. All food will be donated to the Darlington Food Pantry's efforts to ensure everyone in our area has food for Easter.  If your child would like to participate, he or she can bring in any canned food or non-perishable item to his/her Homeroom teacher the week of April 1st. 

PSSA Testing Dates

We have finalized the dates for PSSA Testing for the HMS students. They are below. If you have any questions, please contact the HMS Office. These dates may be different than on the School Calendar. If your child will be absent on any testing day, please contact the HMS Office. 
ELA Assessment - April 15, 16, 17
Math Assessment - April 24 and 25
Science Assessment - April 29 and 30

Resources Available to Students

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

Ben Bank 5K Walk/Run -- Registration Form

Would you like to participate in a 5K to celebrate the life and memory of Ben Banks?  The 5K Walk/Run is being held Saturday, March 30th at Wright Field. For more information or to register, please click on the below link. 
 

5th Grade Camp KOK Packet & PowerPoint Information

Please see the informational packet below.
 
Please see KOK PowerPoint below.

HMS Homework Help

HMS will begin an after-school homework support program the second week in October. Students who attend will work through their homework with a teacher. Please note that the teachers staying after school with the students will not be certified in all subject areas. However, he or she will be there to provide support on student homework. If you would like your child to participate, please complete the permission slip and have your child turn it in to his or her Homeroom Teacher. Signing the permission slip does not mean that your child must attend every day, it just gives us your approval in case your child wants to attend. Please ensure you check the Homework Help Calendar and have your child stay only on the scheduled Homework Help Days. Additionally, all rides must be at HMS to pick up your child at 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Anderson. 
 
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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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Road Work on Shenango Road

We wanted to reach out to be as proactive as possible in regards to the construction on Shenango Road. Columbia Gas is replacing nearly 6000 feet of underground pipe. It is anticipated that this work will continue all school year from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with temporary lane restrictions.  Construction will occur along Shenango Road. While we can not change the road work, we can create a transportation plan to help expedite the travel of buses through the construction during dismissal and arrival time for our students at BIS and HMS. We appreciate the time McCarter’s staff has spent to create plans for dismissal and arrival time that we feel may lessen the congestion. At this time, with the roadwork, our transportation is running about ten minutes behind schedule. We ask for your patience as we work through this together to ensure the safe transport of all of our students to and from school. We will continue to meet with McCarter’s Transit Inc. to work together and be as proactive as possible. As the congestion increases, we will be informing you of any changes to our dismissal process to help to alleviate the congestion on Shenango Road.
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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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12th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner

The 12th annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held on Thursday April 4 @ BHS from 4:30-6:30 pm.  Tickets are available at the door but an RSVP email is appreciated.  Tickets are $10.

Please consider supporting this great cause with your attendance or donation of a crockpot of soup.  To learn more or to commit to a soup donation, please reply to biegaa@bsd.k12.pa.us
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Middle Post

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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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