Highland Elementary News

New Photography and Video Policy!

Please be aware that there is a new DCPS Photography and Video Policy for school visitors.  All visitors to the schools must conduct themselves so as not to interfere with the daily operation of the school program.



HES PTO Open Positions

Highland's PTO is preparing for the 2016-17 school year and has some positions opening on the board.  These positions are an intricate part of helping fund your children's education!  For more information please click HERE.

DCPS Snow Day Information snowflake

Parents are encouraged to be familiar with DCPS Cancellation, Delay and Early Dismissal information.

HES "Kiss the Gift" Raises $2508!

Highland Elementary students worked together to support our Family Resource Center by participating in “Kiss the Gift”.  The classroom that raised the most money gave their teacher the privilege of “kissing” a mystery gift.  


Early Registration and Fee-Based Preschool

Preschool programs at seven DCPS elementary schools will begin accepting applications on Monday, Jan. 11. Fee-based preschool is also available; applications should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 12.

DCPS 2016-2017 Calendar

The DCPS Board of Education has approved an instructional calendar for 2016-2017.

Owens Saylor - 2016 Ky Supt. of the Year!

DCPS Superintendent named 2016 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year

Ruckdeschel Finalist for National Award

Michelle Ruckdeschel, director of Heritage Park High School, is honored as one of nation's top math teachers 

Janet Land - Outstanding Service Award janetland

DCPS Preschool Coordinator honored by Kentucky Division for Early Childhood

HES Veterans' Day Celebration

On Wednesday, November 11th, Highland Elementary School will be honoring family members of Highland students who are Veterans of the Armed Forces.   If someone in your family is currently serving or has served in the Armed Forces, we would like to honor them this day.  Please click HERE for more information.


DCPS Honors Veterans

DCPS schools are hosting a variety of programs to honor those who have served our country. Veterans are invited to attend as our special guests. Contact schools for more information. 

Karen Mallonee - Ky MS Teacher of the Year

Karen Mallonee, a Spanish language teacher at College View Middle School, has been named 2016 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year 

HES 3rd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Please click HERE for more info on HES' 3rd Pumpkin/Gourd Decorating Contest!  Entries must be submitted by October 26th!

DCPS - Distinguished District

DCPS has earned Distinguished status for outstanding performance on the state Unbridled Learning accountability system for the third consecutive year. 

DCPS is proud to LIVE UNITED kids

We appreciate the agencies that do so much to support our children, families, friends and neighbors. Follow this link to view a video about a "New Perspective" on the United Way. 

The Leader In Me Symposium

DCPS is proud to serve as an Awareness Partner for The Leader In Me Symposium to be held at the Owensboro Convention Center - Nov. 16-18

HES PTO Fall Festival

Please come on out for Highland's Fall Festival this Thursday, Friday and Saturday!  Click HERE for more info!!

DCPS Celebrates High Attendance Day

High Attendance Day is Thursday, Sept. 24

DCPS educators personalize learning kidfriendlylogo

15 DCPS teachers participate in kid-FRIENDLy training 

DCPS schools earn national honors alliance

Highland, Meadow Lands and DCMS honored for healthy initiatives 

HES ParentMeet

Be a "VIP" Very Important Parent!  Come join us Thursday evening, September 10th,  for our first ParentMeet!  Meet with your child's teachers and sit in on mini-sessions to learn about how to partner with HES for your child's academic success.  Click HERE for session descriptions.  K-2 Classroom meetings begin at 5:00 and 3-5 classroom meetings begin at 5:30.

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.

DCPS Teaching Excellence Awards 2016

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

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. 

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.  

DCPS Teachers of the Year

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

DCPS Customer Service and Office Professional Awards 2016

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

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.



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.