Highland Elementary News

HES SBDM Council Parent Rep Announcement!

Congratulations to Laura Labhart and Monica Watkins on their election to serve as parent representatives on the HES SBDM Council!  Thank you to all nominees and your willingness to serve our Highland community!

HES SBDM Council Parent Representative Nomination

HES has one parent representative vacancy on the SBDM Council. Nominations may be submitted through August 20th.  Election will be held on Tuesday, August 25th, 7:00am-3:00pm.  For more information and the nomination form, please click HERE.

Highland Hornets Rock!!!

 

 

SBDM meeting schedule 2015-16

School-Based Decision Making Council meetings are open to the public. Those wishing to attend should contact the school to confirm time/date.

DCPS Great Expectations Award Winners DCPSge2015

DCPS honors Great Expectations Teaching Excellence Award winners, and Customer Service and Office Professional Award winners

HES Summer Reading Challenge Reminder!

HES Parents - Click HERE to watch this quick video about the Summer Reading Challenge!  Don't forget to send in completed reading sheets for students to be rewarded during their library time the 1st week of school. Thanks!  

DCPS YSC Middle School Summer Extravaganza

Are you looking for something to do this summer? Are you an incoming DCPS middle school student? Look no further...we’ve got just what you are looking for!!! DCPS Middle School Youth Services Centers have some really cool activities planned just for you!  Sign up at http://bit.ly/1JnSEgQ

Click HERE for brochure listing all the details.

DCPS schools CLOSED May 19 vote

No school for students on Election Day - Tuesday, May 19

BOGO Book Fair

The "BOGO" Buy One Get One Free Book Fair is open!  Fair will close at 9AM on Thursday, May 7th.

International BBQ Festival 5K

Come walk or run with the HES Family at the annual International BBQ Festival 5K on May 9th!  Click HERE for the registration form.

DCPS offers Summer Tech Camps tech

Seven specialized camps are open to ALL students entering grades 4-8 next year (not limited to DCPS students). 

HES Leadership Day

Please join us for our second Leadership Day on Thursday, April 23rd showcasing our students and their work on the Seven Habits of The Leader in Me! For more information, please click HERE.  Please click HERE for a registration form. We hope you can join us!

Preschool-Kindergarten Registration P-Klogo

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

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.

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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. 

DCPS Teaching Excellence Awards 2015

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

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! 

HES SBDM Council Parent Representative Election

Election for one SBDM Council parent representative will be held at Highland on June 3, 2015 from 7:00 am - 2:20 pm.  Nominees are Renee Ekbladh, Kenneth Lewis, and Salima Perkins.  For nominee information and more information about the election, please click HERE.  Please come vote for your council representative!

Congrats to our 4H Club Members!

Highland Hornets 4H Club had some great entries at the Daviess County Fair!!! A big shout out to our grand champion winners:

Morgan Booher - colored drawing

Anna Robinson - potted plant

Jessie Harwood - bucket flowers

Check out the pictures under Photo Gallery of some of the entries. Congrats to all our exhibitors and good luck to our grand champion winners that will move on to the state fair in August!!

HES 5th Grade Back to School Picnic!

We are already making big plans for next year, your child’s LAST year at Highland!  We are hoping that it will be a memorable year, one that your child will look back on for years to come.  To start the year out right, we are inviting you and your “5th grader” to a Back to School Picnic on Monday, August 3rd at 5:30 pm in Shelter 3 at Yellow Creek Park.  We hope that everyone can make it because we are looking forward to getting to know you and your child before the school year starts.  This picnic will also include a brief presentation for the parents so that they can catch a glimpse of what their child’s 5th grade year will entail!  For more info, click HERE. We can’t wait to see you there! Enjoy your summer!

 

Back-to-School events

DCPS schools are hosting a variety of events to welcome students and families to the 2015-16 year. 

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. 

Election Day - Tuesday, Nov. 4 vote

No school for students

HES School Supply Lists for the 2015-16 School Year

Please click HERE for school supply lists for the 2015-16 school year.  Have a great summer break!

HES Summer Reading Challenge!

Will YOU take the HES Summer Reading Challenge?!  Avoid the "Summer Slide" and keep up your reading skills over the Summer break.  Click HERE for the Newbery Challenge for rising 4th and 5th graders.  Click HERE for the Reading Challenge for all other 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 Customer Service and Office Professional Awards 2015

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

DCPS earns Distinguished status

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

DCPS Teachers of the Year

We are proud to announce the 2015 DCPS Great Expectations Teachers of the Year! 

Sit Down With Saylor

DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor wants to meet YOU!

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!

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. 

Public Notice

The Daviess County Public Schools district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age, religion or marital status in educational programs and activities or employment practices.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Daviess County Public Schools district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
sexual orientation or identity, disability, age, religion or marital status in educational programs and activities or employment practices.