District programs highlighted at Highland Board of Education meeting


Highland held their monthly school board meeting to discuss a number of upcoming events throughout the district.

The school system is preparing for the National Bus Safety Week with transportation director Vicky Nelson’s plans for the mandatory safety for elementary students.

Also on the calendar for Highland Elementary is their parent’s breakfast Oct. 11 and the grandparent’s breakfast event on Oct. 18.

Middle school

Highland Middle School is gearing up to take on the nationwide Rachel’s Challenge school outreach and intervention program.

The school is also set to begin a mentoring program on Oct. 26, and seventh grade students will start their, “Personal Learning Platform,” program.

High school

Highland High School Principal Nate Huffman shared his admiration for the students who performed in the 9/11 Patriot Day Memorial at the High School and advised that there was a Youtube video clip of the event, wholly initiated and executed by Highland Students.

Huffman also shared that a senior class fundraising event will soon begin. The fundraiser will allow senior students to purchase the right to paint a specific parking spot, with approved paint, and have that unique spot for the remainder of the year. All proceeds go to the senior class gift.

Gifted program

The gifted program at Highland is in full swing as they prepare for the STEM program and the upcoming premier of Lego Robotics.

Highland also took time to recognize their Students of the Month: Reagen Smith, Kenzie Fuller, Layne Nelson and Hannah Hilton. The first grading period ends September 30th.

During the public participation portion of the evening, Carrie Stygler, representative for Highland Community Park, requested that the 10 year lease of the green space in Chesterville be discontinued as they are unable to provide the necessary upkeep, to which the Board responded that they have had concerns about that space and the upkeep. No decision concerning the former fields was made.

The next Highland School Board meeting is slated for Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the cafetorium.

Gena Wiley | The Sentinel From left: Loren Altizer,Kathy Belcher, John Messmer, Layne Nelson, Eric Thacker and Wayne Hinkle stand following the conclusion of the Sept. 14 board of education meeting.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/09/web1_Student-of-the-month-Layne-Nelson.jpgGena Wiley | The Sentinel From left: Loren Altizer,Kathy Belcher, John Messmer, Layne Nelson, Eric Thacker and Wayne Hinkle stand following the conclusion of the Sept. 14 board of education meeting.

By Gena Wiley

The Sentinel

 

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