Highland Elementary News

Preschool-Kindergarten Registration P-Klogo

Registration continues through April 2 for children entering preschool or kindergarten in August 2015. 

Attendance Zone Changes - Effective July 1, 2015

View this page to see Attendance Zone changes approved by DCPS Board of Education on March 19, 2015. 

Kindergarten Registration for 2015/16 School Year

Kindergarten Registration for the 2015/16 school year begins Friday, March 20th and ends Thursday, April 2nd.  Please come to Highland's front office to register.  Kindergarten screening will take place on July 28th, 4:00-6:00.

Congratulations to the HES Varsity Academic Team!

The Highland Varsity Academic Team competed on February 28th at the District Governor’s Cup. HES took home the overall Governor’s Cup District Champion trophy along with many other awards! The coaches and faculty could not be any more proud of this hard working dedicated team. Those students who qualified will advance to the Regional competition on March 21st which will be hosted here at Highland. Come on out to support our Hornets!

DCPS Customer Service Month

March is DCPS Customer Service Month. Please take a minute and complete the customer service survey by clicking on Read More, then scrolling down to complete survey.

Focus Award nominations due Feb. 27

The Foundation for DCPS is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Focus Awards in the areas of Health, Literacy, Technology and Great Expectations.

Daviess County STLP District Showcase

On Thursday, February 26th, Highland Elementary School will be hosting the Daviess County STLP District Showcase!  For more information, click HERE.

DCPS Attendance Zone Proposal

Information about the DCPS Attendance Zone / Redistricting process is posted here. This page has been updated. Please refresh your browser to ensure you are viewing the most recent information.

"Kiss the Gift" Change Drive Raises over $1700!

Every year, the Family Resource Center at Highland has a change drive competition to raise money to help less fortunate families during the Christmas season.  This year the theme was “Kiss the Mystery Gift”.  The classrooms that raised the most money “elected” their homeroom teacher to kiss a gift.  On Monday, January 10,  the gift Penelope was presented for kissing during morning assembly.  Mrs. Quinton, Mrs. Cindy Warren, and Mrs. Peveler won the honor of making the kiss.  The gift was a 60 pound black hair miniature pig.  The students roared with laughter as the three teachers kissed Penelope.  The school raised more than $1,700 to help others during the Christmas season.  Together we are better. Thanks to Mrs. Rheonna Johnson for bringing Penelope to Highland for the event.

DCPS 2015-16 calendar cal

The DCPS Board of Education has approved an instructional calendar for the 2015-16 school year. 

DCPS State of the District Report OSflag

Click HERE to view DCPS State of the District report, presented to DCPS Board of Education by Supt. Owens Saylor on Nov. 20, 2014. 

Thanksgiving break

No school for students Nov. 26-28. Happy Thanksgiving!

DCPS receives Instructional Transformation Grant KDE

KDE grant to support Kentucky Core Academic Standards 

DCPS school closings and delays

Information about cancellations, delays and early dismissals is summarized in this important document: Click HERE.

DCPS named District of Distinction

"Great Expectations" earns national recognition for student achievement 

Correction! Highland Fundraiser Item Delivery

Fundraiser items will be delivered this Thursday, October 16th.  Date given in the first One Call is incorrect.  Our apologies!

Fall Break - Oct. 6-10

Enjoy a safe and restful Fall Break! Schools will be closed Oct. 6-10. Classes resume Monday, Oct. 13.

Ballot for Parent Rep for the Attendance Zone Committee

Important!  Please click HERE for the Parent Representative ballot to serve on the Attendance Zone Committee.  Votes must be received by 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 25th.  Please click HERE for more information.

DCPS sets Attendance Zone public forums

Three public forums are scheduled in October to provide an opportunity for community input. 

Professional Day

No school for students - Friday, Sept. 26

High Attendance Day - Sept. 18

September is High Attendance Month! DCPS schools are celebrating with special events and activities. 

Community Leader Nominations due Sept. 15

DCPS is seeking nominations for community leaders to serve on a district Attendance Zone Committee. 

HES Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Click here to watch HES staff accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  You're next, Tamarack and Country Heights!

DCPS Welcomes New Technology Integration Specialists

Two DCPS faculty members have been selected to provide various levels of support to other teachers with integrating technology.

Preschool Orientation

Preschool Orientation is set for Wednesday, August 6 at 5:30 at Highland.  Come learn about preschool at Highland and handle paperwork for the year.  Meet our preschool teachers and assistants and start the year off with a BUZZ.

Back-to-School events

Parents and students are encouraged to attend these events.

Apply for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits Online!

Daviess County Public Schools is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!

DCPS Teachers of the Year

DCPS is proud to honor our 2013-14 Teachers of the Year. These outstanding educators have demonstrated Great Expectations for ALL! 

Free Ebooks for Summer Reading!

Courtesy of myON, Kentucky students have access to free ebooks for summer reading.  Go to www.myon.com, click on the red "Log-in" button, type "KY Reads" in the School Name field and you will see KY Reads, Kentucky Department of Education in the drop-down menu which you will select. Username and password are both "read". Click the sign-in button and enjoy! 

Stop the Summer Slide!

Research shows that students that do not keep up reading and math skills over the summer break will "slide" and lose ground on the content they learned over the past school year.  For tips on preventing the "summer slide" for Reading, click HERE.  For resources to help prevent the "summer slide" for Math, click HERE

Fifth Grade Back to School Picnic!

Incoming Fifth Grade Student and Parents - You Are Invited!  Please join the HES Fifth Grade Teachers bring in the 2014-15 school year with a bang! 

No school for students - Tuesday, May 20 vote

DCPS schools are closed for students on Tuesday, May 20, for primary election day. 

First and Second Grade Field Trip POSTPONED

Due to the inclement weather forecast for tomorrow, the first and second grade field trip to Mesker Park Zoo has been POSTPONED until FRIDAY, MAY 16TH.

REVISED 2014-2015 school calendar

The DCPS Board of Education approved a REVISED calendar for the 2014-2015 school year to include required make-up days. Families are reminded to avoid potential make-up days when scheduling appointments, vacations etc. Click HERE to view or download REVISED 2014-2015 DCPS instructional calendar.

DCPS Board of Education meeting time CHANGED

The DCPS Board of Education will meet at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Central Office. This is a CHANGE from the original meeting time of 6 p.m. The DCPS Finance Corporation will meet at 4:30 p.m.

Spring Break springbreak

DCPS schools are closed for Spring Break - April 4-11. Classes will resume on Monday, April 14.

DCPS Teaching Excellence Awards 2015

Nominations for Teacher of the Year and Great Expectations Teaching Excellence Awards accepted through March 1

Summer Reading Program

It’s almost time to participate in the annual KYReads promotion to support Summer Reading!  Click HERE to view First Lady Jane Beshear's message about reading.  Click HERE to read First Lady Jane Beshear's letter about the Summer Reading Program.

Attendance Zone Information

Information about DCPS district enrollment/demograhics; "Listen and Learn" public forum documents and comments; survey results "in progress"; and link to survey. We want to hear from YOU! 

DCPS Veterans Day Programs

Contact schools for more information about these programs. We extend a special invitation to all Veterans and their families to attend. 

Highland Book Fair

Highland's Book Fair is coming April 28th - May 1!  Click HERE for more info!

K-Prep Testing Dates

K-Prep testing dates for grades 3-8 and grades 10-11 are May 12-16. Click HERE to view or download Kentucky Department of Education parent guide to testing.

Election Day - Tuesday, Nov. 4 vote

No school for students

HES Red Ribbon Week


Highland will be observing Red Ribbon Week, next week, Oct. 27th-Oct.31st with theme days.  This week is a time when we celebrate being drug free and encourage our students to make wise choices for the future.  Please encourage your student to join in the fun and take the time to talk with your child about the importance of living a drug free life!

DCPS earns Distinguished status

District achieves highest designation on state accountability system for second consecutive year

DCPS Customer Service and Office Professional Awards 2015

Nominations for DCPS Great Expectations Customer Service and Great Expectations Office Professional Awards accepted through May 1

Highland School Supply Lists for 2014-2015

Highland School Supply Lists can be located in the PARENT link of our website!

Parents can also take advantage of our wonderful PTO School Supply Sales on August 7th. 

        Early Bird Sale - 11:00-1:00

        Back To School Bash - 4:30-6:30

Sit Down With Saylor

DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor wants to meet YOU!