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Highland Schools proposes tax levy rate of $13 for FY2024

RIVERSIDE The Highland Community Schools property tax levy rate for Fiscal Year 2024 is proposed for 13.00308, which is about one cent lower than this year’s rate. Ken Crawford, Schools … more

Highland individual speech ties record

Last year, the Highland individual speech team broke the school record for the most performances advancing to state competition with seven. That was with nine members. This year’s individual … more

Highland Elementary’s preschool signup

Highland Elementary’s preschool signup for the 2023-24 school year will be Tuesday, March 21, from 6 – 6:45 p.m. at the Highland Elementary Library, 220 Schnoebelen St, Riverside.  … more

Highland schools developing wish list of facility additions and improvements

RIVERSIDE Ken Crawford, Superintendent of Highland Community Schools, has a wish list that includes expanded locker rooms and better parking lots at the high school and middle school complex. A … more

Districts for Highland Schools are adjusted

RIVERSIDE The six district boundaries used in determining School Board Directors in the Highland Community School District will change July 1. Based on data from the 2020 U.S. Census, the … more

Showing pigs struck a connection for Highland FFA Chapter President Jenna Waters

Sheep can jump. That one thought scared Jenna Waters when she was a little girl learning to work with animals at a Crawfordsville farm. “I was petrified of the sheep,” Waters, the … more

Highland students win Auxiliary essay contest

The VFW Auxiliary to Post No. 6414 Riverside held their annual Elementary Essay Contest presentation Monday, January 23, 2023, at the Highland Elementary School in Riverside.  Monetary awards … more

Highland students participate in honor band

On Friday, January 20, five members of the Highland High School band participated in the University of Dubuque High School Honor Band. They, along with students from 30 other schools in both Iowa and … more

Huskie speech team succeeds in Monticello

The Highland High School speech team traveled to Monticello High School in Monticello, Iowa, this past Saturday for the Large Group District Speech Competition. Twenty-eight Southeast Iowa schools … more

Highland Winter Concert

Highland Elementary held their Winter Concert on Monday, December 19. more

Highland School Board looks at literacy instruction and girls’ wrestling

The Highland School Board held their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. The board primarily discussed elementary core literacy instruction, progress, and goals. Janelle Sulhoff, the … more

Highland FFA food drive begins

Beginning December 5, 2022, the Highland FFA will be hosting their annual FFA Food Drive. This year we will be working with the local cub scout troops to try and reach as many people as possible … more

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
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