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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

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
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