Monday, November 30, 2020

Highland Newsletter 11/30-12/5/20

                               HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER


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Highland High School Upcoming Events
Highland Academic Calendar
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=wallacbr%40sd25.us&ctz=America/Denver
Highland Activities Calendar
https://highlandrams.org/main/calendar

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Dear Highland Parent, Student, and Ram Supporter,

Reminder, please contact the school if your student is being quarantined or has tested positive for COVID-19. From the front office we work with verification of attendance and notification of teachers so that your student can continue their learning online until they are cleared to return to school. The expectation is students will continue with their schooling online as long as their health permits them to. Please contact school administration or a school counselor with questions or concerns. 

National Honors Society invitation letters have been sent out. Sophomores and Juniors with a 3.6 or higher GPA have been invited to join NHS. The application is due Sunday, December 13th at 11:59 pm.  If you have questions, please contact the advisor of NHS, Mrs. Plato at platost@sd25.us .

Student government planned out a spirit week this week for students to participate in. Monday 11/30 and Tuesday 12/1 are pajama day. Students can dress up in pajamas that are appropriate for public wear. Wednesday 12/2 and Thursday 12/3 are twin day. Students can get with a friend and dress the same or try and dress like one of their teachers or other staff member. Trivia is going on throughout the week where students can win gift cards and other prizes. We appreciate student government working to make the school experience this year fun and memorable for students and staff. 

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Our Junior Civitan and Key Club have combined forces for our annual holiday season canned food drive. The students in these clubs, along with their advisors, have joined our community in working hard to provide the best holiday's possible for everyone. Please join forces with the efforts of our Junior Civitan and Key Club by dropping off donations of food items to Highland High School. Also, you can donate money online at https://idahofoodbank.org/junior-civitan/  Thank you for your support of all those in our community. We are proud of these clubs and their efforts to look outside themselves and provide service. All items need to be donated by 12/4/20. 

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For those looking ahead, dates for winter break are 12/21/20-1/1/21. A day students will be back in school and B Day students will have school remotely on Monday 1/4/21. 

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Some items of note from the friendly neighborhood college career advisors (Jordi and Sarah). Here goes: 

Ø  ALEKS testing will be offered again this Friday, December 4th, at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Media Center. An ALEKS score is needed for some dual-credit math and science classes. This will be the last ALEKS opportunity for this trimester. Come to College Career area in C-36 to sign up before Friday.

Ø  Seniors: Have you submitted your Apply Idaho application? Some students have started but not finished / submitted it. If you have, watch your e-mail for admission notifications. The sooner students apply to college, the sooner they can begin to apply for institutional scholarships.

Ø  FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and it is an analysis of a family’s ability to contribute to the cost of college. Even if you feel you may not qualify for federal grant monies, ALL colleges expect you to file a FAFSA to be considered for financial aid and scholarships. Do NOT delay. Let us know how we can help you get your FAFSA finished and submitted.

Ø  Interested in Dixie State University or other colleges out of state or not on the Apply Idaho platform? Stop by the college career area. Bonus!!! If you are interested in applying to Dixie State, the college career advisors have a Dixie State application fee waiver code that will be good for this week only. Nothing ventured, nothing gained – stop by and we’ll help you submit your application to Dixie (for free) this week.

Ø  Have you had word back from the colleges you’ve applied to? Again, visit the college career advisors so we can direct you to each school’s scholarship webpages. The best, and easiest, scholarship money can be found at the colleges to which you’ve been accepted.

Ø  If you are in any dual-credit classes, please go on to the college’s website to see if you ARE registered and enrolled in it. Then request your state funding (or else you and your family will get a bill, which is a drag).

Ø  Do you have a resume? Do you need one? Absolutely. Let us help you with that.

Ø  Do you have a boilerplate scholarship essay? No?!?! Let us help you brainstorm ideas and editing of text.

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The counseling center has started a google classroom in order to make accessing information and resources easier. The classroom code is C22SK7K

There is a specific counselor's google classroom for information for graduates. The classroom code for graduates is 3BWSNGP.

Any Juniors and Seniors interested in taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery assessment can sign up through the counselor's google classroom. The exam is a heavily researched and well-respected career inventory and aptitude test from the Department of Defense. It is used for the Armed Forces, but it is a beneficial exam for all students regardless of their intent or interest with the military. The exam date is 12/4/20 at 11am at Highland High School. 

Students interested in joining the Haywire Robotics Team, the information is available on the counselor's google classroom.  

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Tutoring is available both through a google meet and/or in person. To set up your tutoring, please contact the following teachers:
Mary Johnston-Math Tutoring johnstma@sd25.us
Story Holsten-English Tutoring holstost@sd25.us
Pam Fleischman-General Tutoring fleiscpa@sd25.us

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We can think, be, and learn more as we work together to continually improve.    

Go Highland Rams!

Highland High School Administration (208)237-1300
-Dr. Brad Wallace-Principal (wallacbr@sd25.us) phone ext.103
-Travis Bell-Assistant Principal/Athletic and Activities Director (belltr@sd25.us) phone ext.105
-Jena Wilcox-Assistant Principal (wilcoxje@sd25.us) phone ext.104
-Steve Morton-Assistant Principal (mortonst@sd25.us) phone ext.107

Bursar
-Shelley Huelsman (huelsms1@sd25.us) phone ext.106

Registrar
-Elaine Whitehead (whitehel@sd25.us) phone ext.114

Counseling Center (208)237-1300
-Tami Romriell=students with last name A-D (romrieta@sd25.us) phone ext.131
-Christa Santos-Smith=students with last name E-K (santosch@sd25.us) phone ext.109
-Cali Baker(Department Chair)=students with last name L-R (bakerc1@sd25.us) phone ext.110
-Tricia Harvala=students with last name S-Z (harvaltr@sd25.us) phone ext.116

School Psychologist
-Debra Erlandson-(erlandde@sd25.us)
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