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DCPS 2018-2019 Calendar Now Available 2018-19calendar

The DCPS 2018-2019 instructional calendar is now available. 

HES Veterans' Day Celebration Veterans' Day

On Wednesday, November 8th, Highland Elementary School will be hosting a Veterans Day Celebration with a special guest speaker, Cathy Mullins. If someone in your family is currently serving or has served in the Armed Forces, we would like to honor them on this day.  Please click HERE for more information.


HES Canned Food Drive Canned Food Drive

The week of October 30th - November 3rd, HES will be having a Holiday Food Drive. The food will be used by the Family Resource Center to assemble food baskets for families here at Highland that need assistance in putting together their Thanksgiving meal.  Click HERE for details.  Thanks in advance for helping our Highland community!


HES Pumpkin/Gourd Decorating Contest! Pumpkin Contest

Get your "artist" on and decorate a small pumpkin of gourd to look like a storybook character!  Entries may be dropped off until October 24th to the Media Center. Click HERE for the details!

HES PTO Frighteningly Fun Family Night Family Fun Night

Calling all ghosts and goblins to attend the HES PTO Frighteningly Fun Family Night for food and activities!  Will you make it throught Haunted Campground and the Hall of Frozen Monsters?!  Click HERE to find out what other "frighteningly fun" activities PTO has planned for this super fun night!

HES Red Ribbon Week! Red Ribbon

HES is celebrating Red Ribbon Week - Drug Free is the Way to Be! this coming week October 23rd-27th.  Classrooms will be competing for the most school spirit.  Click HERE to see how your student can show that they have better things to do than drugs! 

Pension Reform - What You Need to Know ... and DO teacherinclassroom

Our goal is to provide complete and accurate information to answer questions about pension reform in Kentucky. Whether you are a DCPS employee or a member of our community, this issue is important to ALL of us. Here's what you need to know ... and what you need to DO. 

HES "Saddle Up and Read" Book Fair! Saddle Up and Read Book Fair

Saddle on up and head on to the HES "Saddle Up and Read" Book Fair starting Thursday, September 28th and ending Thursday, October 5th.  Hours are 7:30am-2:45pm with extra hours on Monday 5:00-7pm and Tuesday 4-7pm.    

HES SBDM Council Minority Parent Representative Nominations Important Notice

Nominations are being taken for one minority parent representative for the Highland Elementary School SBDM Council.  Nominations will be open September 27 - October 4, 2017.  Click HERE for more info.

High Attendance Day - Sept. 20 highattendance

Every Day Counts! 

HES Parent Meet Parent Meet

Join us on Thursday, September 14th, 4:30-6:30 for Highland's Parent Meet!  Get all the info you need to know!  Click HERE for more details.

HES Grandparents' Day! Grandparents' Day

HES will be serving breakfast for our special grandparent visitors on Tuesday, September 12 for our K-2nd grade students and Wednesday, September 13 for our 3rd-5th grade students from 6:45-7:30.  Breakfast price is $1.75 each.  Our special menu for the day will be: chicken biscuit, fruit, juice and milk.  We hope to see you then!

HES Donations for Hurricane Harvey Relief Please Give

Highland Elementary School will be collecting items for Hurricane Harvey Relief.  Please click "Read More" for a list of what is being collected through September 15th.

Thank you, Daviess County community! invest

DCPS moving forward with 'Kids First!' facilities initiative

KMEA District 2 Elementary Honor Choir KMEA

Honors Choir features singers from all 12 DCPS elementary schools

Summer Tech Camps EAlogo

AHS Engineering Academy is offering Summer Tech Camps open to ALL students entering grades 4-8. (June 19th - 23rd)

DCPS Arts Showcase artsalive

Arts Alive - Tapestry: Weaving the Arts Together

DCPS Parent-Family Survey gelogox

We want to know how we can support our families! 

HES Leaders in the Workplace Day Leaders in the Workplace

Thank you to the many business leaders and entrepreneurs from across our community who demonstrated examples of their careers with more than 500 students. 

DCPS Recruitment Fair jobs

Meet Our Principals - Learn About Our Schools and Employment Opportunities! 

Robbins named DCPS Superintendent JMR

The DCPS Board of Education has named Matt Robbins as Superintendent of Daviess County Public Schools

HES SBDM Council Parent Representative Nominations Important Notice

Nominations for two parent representatives for the HES SBDM Council are being taken starting March 20th and ending at March 28th at noon.  Please click HERE for more info and for nominaton form.

HES Fourth Graders Service Learning Project Canned Food Donation

Our amazing 4th graders and HES Staff worked together to collect over 400 cans for the New Life Food Pantry!   

Also, HES 4th grade students and families served at the  New Life Community Meal on Thursday, March 9th.  Students and parents brought crafts and worked with children that attended the meals.  They also helped serve the meal and clean up while learning much of what it takes to prepare a community meal.  It was a great experience for all—a real WIN-WIN!

DCPS Board names Superintendent Finalists logo

Public invited to "Meet and Greet" receptions 

Petition for Early Entrance to Kindergarten Kindergarten

Learn more about important information concerning early entrance to Kindergarten.

Transfer and Tuition Applications schoolzone

DCPS will accept tuition/transfer requests for 2017-18 from March 1 to June 30.

HES Fifth Grade Service Project Collects over 2500 Items! Thanks

Our Fifth Grade students set the example for the rest of our building with their service learning project by collecting over 2500 items for the Archangel Troop 1-32 Cavalry, 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, KY. Items collected included hand sanitizer, tissues, toiletries, movies (DVDs), books, magazines, gum, lip balm, and sunscreen.  To make it a Win-Win for everyone, students earned a  FREE PJ Day on Friday, February 10th for donating one or more items to our project!  On top of that, the classroom with the most items collected will have a FREE electronics time scheduled for their homeroom.  Thanks to our families for supporting our fifth graders!  Way to go, Hornets!!!

HES Book Fair! Spring Book Fair

Come to the HES Spring Book Fair! The Book Fair begins Thursday, February 23rd and ends Thursday, March 2nd. It's "S'more" Fun with books!

Minority Parent Representative Election SCMPElogo

An election will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 for a Minority Parent Representative on the Supt. Search Screening Committee.

DCPS Superintendent Search Survey SSSsurveyLOGO

All stakeholders are invited to share their thoughts about characteristics they believe are important in a superintendent. 

Supt. Search and Selection Update LOGOforSSS

DCPS Superintendent Search and Selection Process Updates 

Community Forum sssforumlogo

Superintendent Search Community Forum - 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the DCPS Learning Center 


This Saturday, February 21st, DCPS students may attend KWC Basketball games for free!  Click HERE for more info!

Superintendent Search Screening Committee Info and Nominations sssLOGO

We are currently accepting nominations for PARENTS, CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES and CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES to serve on the Screening Committee. 

Superintendent Search Screening Committee SSSCommitteeLogo

Members of the Screening Committee will be listed here as they are elected/appointed.  

Parent Information Meeting sssLOGO

Program to provide overview of Superintendent Search and Selection Process

DCPS Cancellation, Delay and Early Dismissal Information snowyflake

Information about DCPS cancellation, delay and early dismissal procedures.

HES Family Resource Center Angel Tree Angel Tree

The holiday season  is here and with it comes the Family Resource Center Angel tree.   This has been a tradition at Highland for many years and it is a great way for you to spread joy to a Hornet student.   For convenience, the tree will be set up in the office December 1 through the 9.   Please click HERE for more info. 

DCPS Customer Service Survey GE

We are committed to providing excellent service to our students, families, community and staff! Please share your thoughts with this brief survey. 

DCPS Teaching Excellence Awards 2017 Teacher of the Year

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

HES Back to School Information Happy Camper 2017

Please click "Read More" to see all HES Back to School Information.  We can't wait to see our "Happy Camper" Hornets!

HES Preschool Parents ONLY! Important Notice

The PRESCHOOL PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING LOCATION has changed due to the new floor installation not being completed. The alternate meeting location will be Meadow Lands Elementary School, 3500 Hayden Rd.  Same date and time, August 2nd at 5:30 p.m.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please click "READ MORE" for more info.

HES Kindergarten Screening Important Notice

HES Kindergarten Student Screening will be on Tuesday, July 25th, 4-6 pm, at HIGHLAND.  Alternate location is Country Heights Elementary School IF we have a last minute change due to construction.  Important Details:  All participants will enter the front hallway, proceed through the cafeteria (parent sitting area), and students will be screened in the Early Learning Center.  ALL students must stay with their parent/guardian and cannot tour the building as construction crews are still working.  

SBDM Council Meeting Schedules SBDMlogo2

School-Based Decision Making Councils meet throughout the year to establish school policies and make decisions to support student achievement. 

DCPS Customer Service and Office Professional Awards 2017 Office Professionals Award

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

Free & Reduced Price Meal Application apple

On-line applications are now open for families eligible for free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches. 

HES Back to School! Back to School

Highland's Back-to-School event is scheduled for Thursday, August 3rd. Hopefully, construction will be completed by then.  We will utilize letters home, Infinite Campus email messenger, Facebook posts and OneCall to communicate any changes in date, time, or location.  We are looking forward to seeing our Hornets!

Back-to-School Events back2school

DCPS Schools have scheduled back-to-school events to welcome students and families to the 2017-18 year! 

Infinite Campus update IC

Infinite Campus student and parent portal updates

Highland Book Wagon Coming Your Way! Book Wagon

Hello Highland Hornets! We hope your summer has been fantastic so far!  Many of your children knew about Exploration Station as a possibility for us this summer, unfortunately we were not able to have transportation approval to park the bus in the desired location we wanted.  Never fear though....The Highland Book Wagon is coming!


2017-18 Highland School Supply Lists School Supplies

Please click HERE to see the 2017-18 HES School Supply Lists.

Our Children ... Our Future ... Our Investment investmentchild

We invite our community to invest in the future of our children

DCPS Celebrates Teachers of the Year ToY logo

Congratulations to outstanding educators at all Daviess County Public Schools! 

Exploration Station Bus Coming to HES Students! Exploration Station Bus

Be on the lookout for Exploration Station and HES staff over the summer break!  We will be in Landsdowne near Farmington Court from 12:30-2:45 and Heartlands Park from 3:00-4:30 on June 15, 22, and 29 and July 6, 13, and 20!  Come check out this amazingly cool and fun learning bus!

HES Student Winners for the Daviess County Conservation Poster Contest! Congratulations

Congratulations to Shoma Takezaki, Christopher Simon, and William Augustine! These Highland Elementary 4th graders were winners in the Daviess County Conservation Poster Contest. 

Highland Wins 500 Books! Pilkey Summer Reading

Highland Elementary School has been announced as the Kentucky state winner of 500 books to support student reading and literacy during the summer months!

DCPS Summer Feeding Program schedule SummerKid

Locations and schedule of summer feeding sites - meals available to all youth age 18 and younger. 

Online Registration online registration

Online Registration required for all students attending DCPS schools in 2017-18

MealViewer mealviewer

Review nutrition information for DCPS school breakfast and lunch menu items

DCPS Nutrition and Physical Activity Report Card fitness

2015-16 Report Card for Nutrition and Physical Activity in DCPS Schools


The Daviess County Public Schools district prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or parental status, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status or disability in its educational programs and activities or employment practices.