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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

Highland school board approves 2022-23 school calendar

Highland Community Schools locked in its calendar for 2022-23, but the timing of spring vacation days produced a lively discussion at the School Board’s regularly scheduled meeting … more

Schneider: Excellence Together

“Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world in a caring learning environment” is Mid-Prairie’s mission statement.  On March 1 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, … more

Highland teacher arrested on sexual abuse charge

    Justin David Rapier, a Highland High School language arts and yearbook teacher, was arrested Thursday on a sexual abuse charge. more

Highland teachers to get bigger paycheck with TSS funds

Certified teachers in the Highland Community School District will soon see a one-time $700 increase in their paychecks. And just in time for the holidays. The Highland Board of Education voted … more

Election results for Nov. 2 city and school board elections

The Johnson County and Washington County auditors have released unofficial results from the Nov. 2 city and school board elections. All election results are unofficial until the canvass of … more

Highland to Present 'Into the Woods'

The Highland Fine Arts Department will present its annual musical, ‘Into the Woods’ on November 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. in the Highland High School Gym.  Students started rehearsals at the … more

Candidate Q&As: Highland School Board

Highland School Board Megan Allen* Why are you running for school board? I truly believe in education and what it offers and when built and supported you create individuals who will always … more

10 Highland students to attend National FFA Convention Oct. 26-29

Ten Highland Community School students will head to Indianapolis later this month for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo. The trip, which was proposed by Gina Trower, a middle and high … more

Highland Booms for Homecoming Weekend

Highland showed its school pride on Boom Night on Wednesday, Sept. 29. more

Riverside prepares for Boom Night

Boom Night is coming to the streets of Riverside next Wednesday. The parade route for Highland High School’s Homecoming celebration, following a similar path as the TrekFest parade did this … more

Local schools hire new teachers

The new school year is here, which means new students and new faculty. After the novel COVID-19 became pandemic, many schools faced a loss in staff. Despite this shortage, many schools are still … more

Highland board adds heat policy, discusses open-enrollment waivers

In a less-than-10-minute meeting on Monday, Aug. 30, the Highland School Board added a heat policy to their coaches handbook, OKed the purchase of a new school van and discussed waiving the 90-day … more

Highland Elementary builds naturescape playground

Several months ago, Highland Elementary Principal Jane O’Leary told members of the Elementary Support Organization that the school’s playground was lacking a place for kids who just … more

Masks recommended on Highland school buses, encouraged in school

RIVERSIDE When school begins August 23 for Highland Community students, masks may be as common as books, pencils and homework assignments. Schools Superintendent Ken Crawford said at the school … more

Stransky named to IGCA All-State third team

The Highland softball team had a pair of athletes recognized by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association after finishing a 22-7 season in the regional final. Sophomore Abbi Stransky landed on the … more

Highland Shooting Sports Enjoys New Trap House

The Highland Shooting Sports team held their first event at the newly rennovated facilities on the Riverside VFW on Sunday, July 25, including a new trap house, shooting platform, sidewalks and mics. more
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