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Communication and family time key for online learners

Highland and Lone Tree schools have both applied to the state for online learning waivers, which have both been approved. Highland originally moved online on Nov. 17 due to a lack of … more

Bontrager grabs 8th in fast finish

The fire in Leah Bontrager’s eyes became evident in the final 50 yards of the Southeast Iowa Super Conference championship meet. While other runners seemingly struggled to finish off the … more

Set 2 win in tourney energizes Huskies

Highland’s celebration on the court began just after Huskies junior Carsen Mellinger delivered a set-winning kill against Wapello in the opening round of the Southeast Iowa Super Conference … more

Homecoming Win

The Highland varsity football team defeated North Cedar, 55-14, in its Homecoming game on Sept. 25. The Huskies took advantage of errors in North Cedar’s passing offense, grabbing three … more

Highland board votes to resume in-person classes for all grades Oct. 5

After considerable back-and-forth discussion at a special board meeting Monday, Sept. 28, the Highland School Board voted unanimously for all grades to return to the classrooms 100% in-person … more

Highland Boom Night 2020

Isaac Black and Kayla Cerny were crowned king and queen of the Highland Homecoming Court during Boom Night on Wednesday night in Ainsworth. The night consisted of a parade down North Railroad … more

Huskies’ Brun among rising freshmen

Highland freshman Peyton Brun and teammate Sarah Burton could be among the rising stars at this week’s Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball tournament. Brun leads the Huskies with 21 … more

Highland to stay hybrid through at least Oct. 2

A survey of 51 Highland Community School teachers overwhelmingly showed that the hybrid learning model that has been in place since the start of school in late August has been … more

Huskies drop home opener to L-M in 5 sets

Louisa-Muscatine spoiled the home opener for the Highland volleyball team on September 3. The Huskies won two of the first three sets, but Louisa-Muscatine, playing its season opener, came back … more

Huskies fall to Wilton in frustrating opener

A pair of high snaps proved to be the undoing of the Highland Huskies, as they fell to the Wilton Beavers 36-30 at home this past Friday night. The first came in the second quarter after Luke … more

Highland has smooth first day

Highland schools kicked off their 2020-21 year with a hybrid learning model Monday. For about half of the students, Monday was their first day of school. Tuesday was the first day for the other … more

Huskies Power Up

The craziness spilled over when Jenna Sands of Highland slammed her second hit of the game toward the Hillcrest Academy outfield. Two teammates sprinted home with the Huskies’ ninth and … more

Highland Huskies begin season with 2-1 record

Tthe Highland Huskies picked up a pair of wins against Lone Tree and Louisa-Muscatine last week to move to a 2-1 record.   June 16 Highland 7, Lone Tree 4 It was a close game in the … more

Highland celebrates socially distanced graduation

For months, there were doubts that they would get a traditional graduation ceremony, but Saturday, 49 Highland High School seniors gathered on the football field to get their diplomas from school … more

A Year Like None Other

When students left school on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, they were looking forward to a week off for spring break. No one knew that it would be the last day of in-person school for the rest of … more

End of school year lunch programs wind down

As the school year ends, free student lunch programs provided during remote classes are winding down after serving approximately 2,300 meals at Lone Tree, more than 20,000 at Highland and nearly … more

Governor closes schools until August

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced this morning that all of the state’s schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Reynolds made the announcement during her Friday morning press … more

Celebrating World Autism Day

The Highland school district celebrated World Autism Day on April 2 with a window-decorating contest. Windows throughout Riverside and Ainsworth were decorated with symbols of support for autism … more

School closures extended through April

With Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order last week to extend school closures through the month of April, schools were told they must inform the state whether their distance learning will be voluntary or … more

Schools may close for longer

Hopes for area students to return to school in mid-April are quickly fading. Area school superintendents are waiting for a definitive decision by Gov. Kim Reynolds, but they see school closures … more
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