Meeting Notice
July 29 Meeting 
The Blackhawk Board of School Directors will hold a Special Meeting on July 29, 2021, 7:00PM in the High School Library which will include voting action on the High School Kitchen repair project. Due to the timeline of scheduling this meeting, participants are welcome to attend in person or via Zoom. Should you want to attend via Zoom, please sign up HERE
 
August 4 Meeting
The Blackhawk Board of School Directors will hold a public meeting regarding the Blackhawk School District Health and Safety Plan for the 21-22 school year at Highland Middle School on August 4th, 2021 at 5:30PM in the LGI Room.  Due to the timeline of scheduling this meeting, participants are welcome to attend in person or via Zoom; however, the Focus Group style setting with small and large group discussion may lend itself to in person attendance. 
 
If you are attending in person, we kindly ask that you RSVP for the Health and Safety Meeting by clicking HERE so we can plan for seating and materials. The RSVP will close on Monday, August 2 at 4:00 p.m. However, all are welcome to attend, even without an RSVP. 
If you are attending via Zoom, please sign up HERE

Highland Middle School

HMS Summer Hours

The HMS Office Summer Hours are:
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

The HMS Office will be closed on June 18 - 30 and July 26-28.

Robotics Camp

Our first session of the Robotics Camp was a success! Thank you to the organizers, the instructors, and the students for participating! 

We invite you to click below to watch our short video from Session 1.  

Supply Lists

Students in grades 7 and 8 will receive information from their teachers the first few days of school as to what is recommended for each class. 

Supply Lists for students in grades 5 and 6 are Homeroom teacher specific and will be posted in the beginning of August so that parents can get an idea of the supplies that are being recommended. 

Should you need assistance with supplies, please reach out to the school. We are here to help! 

Please be aware the Homeroom Assignments and Student Schedules will be available closer to the start of the school year. 

Return to HMS Orientation

The Return to HMS Orientation is geared towards students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 who were not in the HMS building last year, but it is open to any student entering grades 6, 7, or 8 who would like to come and walk their schedule before the first day of school.

We will have your child's schedule printed and available in our LGI so that your child can walk their schedule prior to the first day of school. You may come and go any time between 2:30-3:30 on Friday, August 20. If you plan on attending, please click HERE to RSVP. 
 

5th Grade Orientation

We would like to welcome our incoming 5th Grade Students to HMS! The 5th Grade Orientation is scheduled for Friday, August 20 at 1:00 p.m. More information will be coming soon, but we wanted to share the date and time now! Our 5th Grade families should attend this Orientation instead of the Return to HMS Orientation. 

HMS Academic Awards - 6/4/2021

Please enjoy the video below of Highland's Academic Achievement Awards.

HMS Summer BINGO

Read and Relax with HMS this Summer!  
Complete your BINGO card this summer and return it at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year to take part in our summer reading celebration!

Artist in Residence Program - HMS

Please see the attached article about our Artist in Residence

HMS Scheduling Information

Mrs. Anderson's Letter

5th to 6th Grade Video

6th to 7th Grade Video

7th to 8th Grade Video



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. 
 

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

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 
 
Assistant Principal - Mr.  Mike Arbogast 
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 

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. 
 
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