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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. 
Monday, November 19th
 We will hold our Science Fair at HMS as originally planned on Monday, November 19th. All 8th grade students should bring all necessary materials to present their projects on Monday. 
 
We will also also extend the Canned Food Drive to Monday. Students can bring in non perishable food items to their Homeroom teacher. All donated food will be given to families in our community. 
HMS Give A Christmas Festivities!
Powering Pittsburgh: First Place Winners!
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On November 15th, Dominic Eicholtz, Zach Oliver, Jarrod Malagise, and Max Rodgers represented Blackhawk and all of Beaver County in an engineering competition held at Heinz Field. The competition challenges students to come up with alternative power solutions to power Pittsburgh and Heinz Field. The competition was sponsored by Shell and the Pittsburgh Steelers. They presented their ideas on a stage in front of parents, peers, and engineers from Shell and the Steelers. Students advanced in the first round that was held at the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit in October and then competed against finalists from Washington, Allegheny, and Beaver Counties. The students won the competition and were awarded with $1,500 for STEM resources for Highland Middle School as well as box tickets to the December 2nd Steeler game, signed footballs and hats (as well as other Steeler and Shell “goodies”), and a trophy. Thank you to Ms. Oliver, Mr. Linkenheimer, Mrs. Martin, and Mrs. Cox for their aide in this project. Congrats to our HMS students for their hard work and dedication to the task!! We are so proud of you!
 
 
 
 
Highland's Canned Food Drive - Nov 13-16, 2018
Thanksgiving Dinners
Thanksgiving Meals 
Please click the link to see a list of places where you can receive a Thanksgiving meal or where you can help to serve meals to others. 
 
Engineering Challenging - BVIU - October 18, 2018
Beaver County Times article -- HMS PRIDE students
Click the link for the October 17, 2018 article from the Beaver County Times.
 
Gifted Forensics Competition - 10/16/2018
Highland's Battle of the Books
Save the Date!
 
November 14, 2018 after school
 
Battle of the Books
 
5th through 8th grade
 
For more information, see flyer attached.   
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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HMS Update

HMS Update

We wanted to give you an update on the cleaning/remediation status at HMS. The remediation in the LGI has gone very well. The work was finalized Tuesday night and we had an air quality test done early Wednesday morning. The air quality in the LGI is within EPA guidelines and so we will be able to open the LGI on Thursday. We are appreciative of the HMS student and staff flexibility in having that space closed for the past week. Additionally, we thank Mid Atlantic Environmental Company for their time to ensure the LGI is cleaned and ready for staff and students. We also want to thank our HMS custodial department, Mr. Yingling, and Mr. Fleischman for their dedication to ensuring all spaces at HMS are ready for student use and for their proactive plans to ensure this does not occur again. The cleaning in the two classrooms with water damage will begin next week. We are moving along, getting the appropriate cleaning completed, and being as proactive as possible. 
 
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
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THANKSGIVING MEALS Thanksgiving Meals
Please click the link to see a list of places where you can receive a Thanksgiving meal or where you can help to serve meals to others. 

THANKSGIVING MEALS
 
NIGHT ON BROADWAY A Night on Broadway! -- DOWNLOAD TICKET ORDER FORM
Open the curtain and turn on the spotlight because it’s time for a show! Come down to Blackhawk High School at 6:00 p.m. on December 1 to enjoy a night of great food and entertainment. The Tri-M Music Honors Society of BHS is holding a dinner theater as a fundraiser. The money raised will be used for updates to our high school stage. Tickets are $15 per person and include dinner, one free ticket for the Chinese Auction, and a display of the musical talent from Blackhawk students. There will also be a dessert auction, where audience members may donate through bidding to get an outstanding dessert made by BHS student parents and families. And...(drum roll…) THERE WILL BE A RAFFLE FOR TWO TICKETS TO THE JANUARY 18 PERFORMANCE OF HAMILTON! Winners must be present. Fill out the form for your reservation. Students in grades K-8 will receive ticket forms during their school day. 
 
PLAYOFFS WPIAL FOOTBALL SEMI-FINALS!! -- BLACKHAWK v. THOMAS JEFFERSON
WHEN: FRIDAY,  NOVEMBER 9
WHERE: PETERS TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
TIME: 7:30 pm

PRE-SALE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE ATHLETIC OFFICE
Tuesday & Wednesday:  8:30 to 3:30 
Thursday & Friday: 8:30 to 11:00 & 1:00 to 3:30 

ADULT TICKETS ARE $7.00 -- STUDENT TICKETS ARE $5.00.  NO STUDENT TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE GATE.
 
SPIRIT WEAR SALE BHS Senior Class Spirit Wear Sale!
BHS Senior Class Spirit Wear Sale! Buy your new spirit wear and support the senior class.  Orders due by November 20. Turn in to your child's school office.  Items delivered by the winter holidays.  FLYER 
HMS Middle Post Permission Slip
Please see attached permission slip
 
Newspaper image Middle Post
 Link attached to view Highland Middle School's November Middle Post 
BCME logo 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!
 
Grade 6 - 12 Student Emails & Microsoft Office! image 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. 
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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