Monday, November 14, 2022

Highland Newsletter 11/14-11/19/22

     

                               HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER


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Dear Highland Parent, Student, and Ram Supporter,

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the first trimester. Thanksgiving Break is from Monday 11/21-11/27/22. No school this Friday 11/18/22 because of record day. 

Here is the schedule for 1st trimester finals:

Finals Bell Schedule Wed 11/16/22Finals Bell Schedule Thurs 11/17/22
0 Period Final7:118:41Student Work Time=Prep for finals/Work on Missing Assignments/Academic Planning/Etc.8:329:15
Student Work Time=Prep for finals/Work on Missing Assignments/Academic Planning/Etc.8:4610:502nd Period Final9:2010:50
Break10:5011:00Break10:5011:00
1st Period Final11:0012:303rd Period Final11:0012:30
LUNCH12:301:30LUNCH12:301:30
4th Period Final1:303:005th Period Final1:303:00
Student Work Time=Work on Missing Assignments/Academic Planning/Etc.3:003:42Student Work Time=Work on Missing Assignments/Academic Planning/Etc.3:003:42

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We are so grateful for our Highland students who raised over $600 for the Veteran's organization PTSD for Veteran Athletes and over $800 for UNICEF. Thank you Highland Rams for your generosity and for working to help others. 

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EXTRA CURRICULARS'
We are so proud of Highland Marching Band. We had 21 student that auditioned for and made it into the Gem State Honor Band. We are so proud of this accomplishment. Way to go Highland Band!

Winter Extracurriculars' are underway. Speech and Debate have already had a few competitions. Girls Basketball has had a couple of games with 3 more this week. Their first home game is this Thursday verses Poky. JV and Freshman at 6pm and Varsity at 7:30pm.  Boys Basketball and Wrestling are starting practices today. We are excited to cheer on our student athletes during the winter extracurriculars. 

Students, do you like to bowl? Come tryout for the high school bowling club on November 28th and 29th at 4pm at Tough Guy Lanes. Cost is $60. They will have 2 practices a week and 1 competition a week. Again, come try out if you are interested.  

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GRADUATES INFORMATION FOR CLASS OF 2023

Juniors and Seniors!  If you are looking for a little direction, confused about what your future holds, or have absolutely no idea what you want to do with your life after high school, the ASVAB is the test for you!  The ASVAB is one of the best career inventories that you can take.  It measures your strengths and interests to help you make the best career choices for you.  To sign up for the ASVAB, visit the Counseling Center Google Classroom and complete the sign up form.  The test will be on December 8th at 9am....donuts will be provided!

Below is a link provided that will be continually updated throughout the year with all the important dates graduates need to know for the school year.

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College and Career Advisors

Just a couple of items for the second half of November, as we head into the holiday

season.

Seniors, Keep in Mind . . .

Senior students whose GPA comes up after first tri-mester grades are posted, or who

have taken / retaken the SATs or ACTs (and those new scores are reported to

Highland), we want to encourage you to send updated transcripts to ALL the colleges

and programs you’ve applied to. The deadline for grid scholarship consideration and

awards if 15 February 2023. Let your hard work reward you!


Interested in Learning Arabic?

The University of Wyoming offers a fully funded 16-day summer camp – STARTALK --

in Laramie for high school students to learn Arabic as well as Eastern and North African

culture. This is a great opportunity for students to be introduced to an important

international language at no cost to you. There are flyers with a QR code up in the C

hall and in the Counseling Area. Application Deadline is 15 February 2023. Visit the

CCAs in C-36 with any questions.


To the Seniors . . .

Our best hopes for you are:

 That you apply to college(s), even if you are going on a mission, by . . .

Thanksgiving.


 That you request transcripts to accompany your application or applications.

 That you complete and submit a FAFSA by . . . the end of the calendar year.

 That starting on January 1 st , you are applying to scholarships like it’s your job –

which it is.


Well Done!

Shout out to all the senior students and the parents / guardians they brought with them

to FAFSA Night on November 9 th . We had a really good turnout, lots of pizza, and five

ISU staff members and two Highland staff members to assist. We are grateful to those

who made time to attend (with all the necessary stuff) and to all those who helped us

make it a success.

The FAFSA makes student eligible for financial aid, loans, work study, and – most

importantly – scholarships. So if you didn’t get your FAFSA Done this week, please stop

by the CCAs and set up a time to get it started before the calendar turns.


By the Numbers

Us administrative types can be a bit geeky with numbers / data / databases. Just

wanted to share some information comparing the class of 2023 to the class of 2022

(both classes are stellar, kind, and a whole lot of good clean fun). Here goes.

Thus far in the school year, basically one trimester:

271 unique students have requested transcripts

978 transcripts have been requested and sent. Thus far!

In ALL of last year (until early June):

231 unique students requested transcripts

Approximately 1121 transcripts were requested and sent.

That means almost 80 percent of the senior class has requested transcripts – and there

is lots of school year left. This is very impressive.


We wish all our students well as they prepare for the first tri-mester finals, and we hope

that everyone’s Thanksgiving will be safe and warm and comforting.

Sarah & Alice

Your friendly neighborhood CCAs in C-36


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FAMILY SPORTS PASS
Highland is now selling family passes that include all home events for the school year, even football games! (Tournaments playoffs, state, and events at the other high schools in the district not included).

Family Passes are $250 for 2 adults and 4 children(14 and under)
                             $125 for 1 adult and 4 children(14 and under)

 Here are the individual costs of tickets for the 2022-23 school year:

Adults-$7.00
Visiting Students and Senior Citizens (60 & Older)-$5.00
Children 12 and under-$5.00
District Middle School Students w/Activity Card-$4.00
Children 5 and Under-Free
Senior Citizen Pass (60 or older)-Free

Student Activity Cards-$50 (good for entrance to all home games at all 3 high schools).

Please contact the school bursar with questions. 

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TUTORING

Tutoring is now underway. Students can receive tutoring after school by setting up an appointment with the following teachers:

Ms. Mary Johnston Room B70-Math Tutor johnstma@sd25.us

Ms. Pam Fleischmann Room B04-General Tutor fleiscpa@sd25.us


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Together we can help Highland continually improve throughout the school year. Please contact school administration with any questions or concerns. 

GO HIGHLAND RAMS!

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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
-Ed.S. Jena Wilcox-Assistant Principal (wilcoxje@sd25.us) phone ext.104
-Dr. 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
-Katie Schwartz (schwarka@sd25.us) phone ext.111

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
-Sarah May Clarkson=College & Career Advisor (clarkssa@sd25.us) phone ext.123
-Alice Rowe=College & Career Advisor (roweal@sd25.us) phone ext.236

School Psychologist
-Amy Holloway hollowam@sd25.us
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