Monday, September 16, 2019

Highland Newsletter 9/16-9/23/19

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Dear Highland Parent, Student, and Ram Supporter,


Reminder that this Wednesday 9/18/19 is Back to School Night at Highland High School sponsored by Connections Credit Union. Thank you Connections Credit Union!
The itinerary for the night includes=
5:45pm-6:30pm BBQ Pulled Pork Dinner in the Highland Cafeteria provided by Connections Credit Union.
6:40pm-7pm Meet in the Auditorium-Welcome by School Administration
7pm-7:45pm Open House Format, participate in any of the areas that interest you most.
  • Auditorium: Presentation on Student Anxiety (Counselors)
  • Room B5: Presentation on NCAA Eligibility (Counselors & Guest Speaker)
  • Media Center: Presentation on Academic Planning and Infinite Campus (Registrar & Counselors)
  • Room B9: Presentation on College & Career Readiness, The 3 O's=Opportunities, Ownership, Outcomes (College & Career Advisors)
  • Teachers will be in their classrooms to meet with parents and students.
The National Honors Society invitation letters were sent out on Tuesday 9/10/19. Applications to join are due on Friday 9/20/19. Induction will be October 7, 2019 at 7pm. Please contact Mrs. Plato with any questions or 
It is Black and Blue Bowl, Highland verses Poky week. Volleyball plays Poky on Thursday 9/19/19 starting at 5:30pm and 7pm. Freshman football play Poky at Iron Horse Stadium on Thursday 9/19/19 at 4:30pm.  There is a pep assembly at school on Friday and Friday night 9/20/19 is the Varsity Football game verses Poky at the Holt Arena at 7pm. Come support our Rams and enjoy this fun in town rivalry this week.  
Attendance notifications are being sent out on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Administration reviews attendance reports on Monday's and Wednesday's and then sends out notifications of truancies on Tuesday's and Thursday's. 

General tutoring is still not available as we are working out the details of providing this service. It should be available in the next couple of weeks. 

Math Tutoring is available on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30am in room B14 with Mrs. Wilkinson and on Tuesday's from 4pm-5pm in room B72 with Mrs. Davies. 

Come learn about a trip to Italy over spring break with Mrs. Greco. If you are interested in signing up, a short informational meeting will be held Tuesday at 7PM in the media center.

With questions or concerns please contact school administration. 
The Highland Foundation is dedicated to raising money to benefit Highland High School. For example, two years ago the Highland Foundation was able to refurnish the school library from funds that were donated through the foundation, bringing it up to date and making it a powerful resource for the school. There are some benefits you can recieve from donating money to the Highland Foundation. One benefit is that you are helping improve Highland High school. Also, there are a couple of tax benefits. Your donation(s) can be written off as an itemized deduction on your Federal Taxes. In addition, there is a specialized tax rebate that can be applied to State Taxes for donations to a non-profit/public school entity allowing for up to 1/2 back.

The foundation has been working to find ways that make it easier for you to give to Highland High School. The first step in this process is establishing a Venmo account. Venmo is an app that can be downloaded to your phone and facilitates the transfer of money from one to another. Once set up, it literally takes just seconds. The Highland Foundation bank account is attached to its newly established Venmo account allowing for donations to go directly to the account. The account handle name is @HighlandFoundation, you will see Melissa Nielsen's name (the school librarian) as she is the treasurer for the Highland Foundation. You can donate up to $2,999 in one transaction. Please type in where you want this money to be donated (English, Math, Wrestling, Football, Library, Etc). If you do not specify where then it will automatically be assigned to the general account and will not be earmarked for a specific area.   

For more information on Venmo, please visit-

We appreciate your support of Highland High School. Please contact school administration with any questions or concerns. 

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

Go Highland Rams!

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

Counseling Center (208)237-1300

Tami Romriell=students with last name A-D ( phone ext.131
Christa Santos-Smith=students with last name E-K ( phone ext.109
Cali Baker=students with last name L-R ( phone ext.116
Tricia Harvala=students with last name S-Z ( phone ext.110

School Psychologist

Debra Erlandson-(

Ticket Prices for Holt Arena:
$6-Middle School w/Student ID
$2-High School w/Student ID
$2-District Employee w/Activities Card

Ticket Prices for Events @ HHS:
$5-Seniors 55 and up
$4-Children 6-14yrs.
FREE-Staff w/Activities Card
FREE-Any Pocatello School District High School Student w/Activities Card
$3-Middle School Student w/Activities Card
$4-Visiting Student(s) w/Activities Card

Family Events/Activities Passes available for $130.  This gets you and your entire immediate family (except high school students-they must buy their own activity card) into any home event for the entire school year.  This does NOT include Holt Arena.