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Riverside Mayor, 3 City Council members seek re-election

RIVERSIDE Riverside Mayor Allen Schneider and three City Council members will seek re-election in November’s election. Schneider is going after his fifth two-year term as mayor and is … more

Highland celebrates homecoming with "Boom Night" at Riverside

As part of their homecoming festivities Highland held "Boom Night" at Riverside on Sept. 20.  The event began with a parade that ended at Hall Park where the rest of the planned activites … more

Highland schools: Cross country participation up, football down

RIVERSIDE Participation numbers in cross country running are at a four-year high at Highland High School while football participation is at a four-year low. Activity numbers for fall 2023 … more

November ballot to include Highland's renewal request for state funds

RIVERSIDE The renewal of a state tax fund used, in part, for facility and technology improvements in Highland schools will appear on the November 7 ballot. The Highland School Board, during … more

Highland School Board opposes Iowa's new school bill

RIVERSIDE The top legislative priority of the Highland School Board is opposing taxpayer money being used to fund private schools. The Board listed its top legislative wishes at its … more

Highland schools superintendent Crawford rewarded with extension

RIVERSIDE Ken Crawford, Superintendent of Highland Community Schools, was given a one-year extension of his three-year contract by the school board at its monthly meeting June 12, essentially … more

Highland FFA Plants Soybean Test Plot

On Wednesday, May 17, Highland FFA planted their 13.2-acre test plot and land lab. The land lab is located behind the Highland High School baseball and softball fields and on the west side of the … more

Highland Graduation

Elementary students visit Voyage Home Museum

Highland 5th Graders, led by teachers Ryan Cortum and Jill Strubee, trekked from the Elementary School down to the museum on Thursday, May 11.   Although it was a warm day, energy, enthusiasm, … more

Highland FFA concludes year with banquet, safety day

On April 30, 2023, the 2022-2023 Highland FFA members, families, and guests met for the conclusion of the 22-23 Highland FFA Banquet to finish off the FFA year.   To start the evening off, … more

Highland partners with OPN in facility planning and assessments

RIVERSIDE The Highland Community Schools District is partnering with OPN Architects of Iowa City as it considers additions and updates to its buildings and athletic facilities. The School … more

Highland Prom

School Board approves FY24 budget, teachers contract

RIVERSIDE The Highland School Board approved a Fiscal Year 2024 budget of $11.5 million at its regularly scheduled meeting April 10. Expenditures include $6.15 million for instruction and … more

Highland students increase charitable output to aid the hungry

A sea of pink-shirted middle and high schoolers equipped with hairnets packed into the Highland gymnasium, working shifts in mini assembly lines towards a goal of 40,000 packaged meals in … more

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, … 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. … 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, … more
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