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. 
 

HMS Homework Help

HMS will start our Homework Help program in October. Homework Help will occur on Tuesdays after school until 4:30. If you are interested in your child staying for Homework Help, please ensure you have signed and returned the attached permission slip. Signing the permission slip does not mean your child has to stay for the program, it just gives permission in the event your child would like to stay. 

For more information about the program including the permission slip and the calendar dates, please see the below letter.  

Summer Reading Bingo Winners!

Congratulations to our Summer Bingo Readers!  These students completed and submitted their cards to earn their sweet treat - free ice cream from Katie's Corner!


Red Ribbon Week - October 25-29, 2021

The last week of October (25-29) is Red Ribbon Week. To recognize Red Ribbon Week and promote living a drug free life, the week of October 25-29 will be a theme week for Highland Middle School.  Please see theme days on attached handout.

HMS Club Selections - 9/27-29/21

2021 - 2022 Yearbooks - Due by 12/15/21

2021-2022 Yearbooks!

The 2021-2022 yearbook will be available for sale online now until Dec. 15, 2021. This year’s theme is “Retro” and will feature sections dedicated to different decades and their trends.

Order yours today through Dec. 15 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 at the end of the school year. 

Updated - 9/13/21

Attention HMS parents and guardians, 

 

We have been made aware of a data breech last school year with the Herf Jones web site which is used for ordering HMS yearbooks. Herf Jones said they have reached out to all impacted parties and made the following changes for this year: 

            

*Revised and enhanced security on their website

*Added the ability to pay for yearbooks with PayPal, a trusted payment website with extra security options and a variety of payment methods available 

*Will accept e-checks on-line if you are uncomfortable sharing your credit card information 

 

Yearbooks can be ordered at their web website https://www.yearbookordercenter.com by searching for Highland Middle School or using the code 14987. Each book costs $13. Orders are open now through December 21, 2021. 

Need Help with Your Order? Toll Free: 866-287-3096 Email: [email protected] Customer Support: Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST).
www.yearbook.com

If you have any concerns about the data breech or your yearbook order, please contact Herf Jones at 1(866)-287-3096.

HMS Parent Organization

If you would like to be a part of the HMS Parent Organization, please take the below survey. 


Directions on how to log in to Schoology

If you need support logging into Schoology, follow the below directions.
 

Schoology/Email Login and Microsoft Office 365 - Student Use

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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. 

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. 
 

Medication Policy Form

Announcements

resources

Resources

 
Emergency Assistance for Low-Income Families  https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/DHS_details.aspx?newsid=529
 
For anyone struggling with thoughts of self harm, thoughts of suicide, or struggling with mental health, especially during this period of social distancing, there is a number that anyone can text 24 hours a day to speak with someone. The number is 741 741.
 
If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, please click: http://www.211.org/services/covid19
 

HMS Contact Information


Principal - Mrs. Amy Anderson 
724-843-1700 x 3001 
 
Acting Assistant Principal - Mr.  Bryce Egger
724-843-1700 x 3003 

Guidance Counselor - Mr. Sami Hanna

724-843-1700 x. 3024


Middle School Secretary - Mrs. Shawn Weyand

724-843-1700

 

 
Highland Middle School Contact Information
402 Shenango Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010 
Phone: 724-843-1700
Fax: 724-843-0934 
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