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Highland Honor Roll

Highland Middle School Q1 Honor Roll Gold Grade 8: Garrett James Beeson, Marissa Mae Chalupa, Mallory Ruth Fesler, Riviera Jade Foley, Alexa Ann Hahn, Saturn Josephine Lana, Savannah Rose Nass, … more

Highland Highschool’s “Matilda” performance a joy for all

On November 4th the Highland Fine Arts Department performed Matilda the Musical. Based off a book written in 1988 by Roald Dahl, this musical tells the story of a young girl named Matilda … more

Highland, Hillcrest students participate in Youth Straw Poll

On Tuesday, Oct 25, 16,629 students from more than 140 schools voted in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll.  Students in every K-12 school across the state were invited to vote for their preferred … more

Advisory committee to study Highland's student conduct policies

RIVERSIDE Following a series of suspensions and disciplinary penalties following a prank staged by Highland High School students in September, an advisory committee is examining the school … more

Highland parents, students voice disapproval over prank penalties

RIVERSIDE A combination of student suspensions and other disciplinary actions due to a prank drew an overflow crowd to the Highland School Board’s meeting Oct. 10. Attendees included … more

Highland FFA’s hosts First Annual Field Day

On Friday, Sept. 30, Highland FFA hosted their first ever field day. This day was put together by 10 members of the chapter. These members spent many hours putting together the event by researching … more

Highland mourns passing of social studies teacher

RIVERSIDE Jeffrey Erickson, a social studies  teacher at Highland High School, died this past weekend due to an acute illness, according to Highland Community Schools. Ken Crawford, … more

Highland Homecoming Parade

The Highland Huskies celebrated Homecoming Boom Night on Sept. 21 at the Ainsworth Ball Field.  The parade started in downtown Ainsworth, followed by announcement of the King and Queen, Ethan … more

Homecoming prank lands students in Huskie trouble

RIVERSIDE A prank that was intended to turn the front lawn of Highland High School into a giant potato casserole on Homecoming Week resulted in a police report, a late-night call to the schools … more

Excitement builds as new playground takes shape at Highland Elementary

“If you’re not improving your facilities every year, you’re behind,” Ken Crawford says as he takes me through the playground installation in progress at Highland Elementary … more

Highland Huskies bring SPIRIT to new year

Businesses know the importance of company culture; it increases employee engagement and performance and is a top priority for job seekers.  Can schools learn from the business world and see … more

Highland applying for WCRF grant to help with $1.2 million wastewater project

RIVERSIDE The Highland Community School District is hoping that a Washington County Riverboat Foundation grant will help cover part of $1.2 million bill for a wastewater treatment system … more

Highland Board welcomes Murphy in District 5 seat

On Monday, June 13, the Highland School Board welcomed Melissa Murphy to the board as the District #5 representative. “She talked about successful board members having an attitude for … more

Highland’s Hora, Mid-Prairie’s Fisher awarded Sinclair Tractor scholarships

Since 2013, Sinclair Tractor has awarded more than $78,000 to area FFA students who have excelled in their achievements and who plan to further their education in the agricultural field of … more

Highland board approves bids, welcomes Schreiner

The Highland School Board held their regular meeting on Monday, June 13 to cover projects for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The board primarily focused on building plans for the new Pre-K and … more

Playground improvements in the works at Highland Elementary

RIVERSIDE The Highland School Board held a special meeting on May 23 to discuss the finalization of dates for playground improvement at Highland Elementary School in Riverside. The board … more

No Signs of Intelligent Life

The Highland Drama department performed “No Signs of Intelligent Life”, directed by Jacob Allen on May 7 & 8. Front row, left to right: Rayne Foley, Meleah Fesler, Hanna Rees, Zoey … more

Highland board discusses vacancy, new dress code

The Highland School Board is celebrating School Board Recognition this month. Superintendent Ken Crawford describes being a member of the school board is “not always glamorous” and … more

Highland students unite to feed the hungry

A scoop of soy, a scoop of dehydrated vegetables, some vitamins and minerals and a scoop of grain makes a just-add-water meal. And Highland students had the opportunity to package 40,000 of these … more

Highland students to pack meals for the hungry

On Friday, April 8, from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highland Middle and High School students will work together to pack meals for the hungry. Early in the morning, a truck from Des Moines will be hauling … more
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