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Highland preschool sign-up March 30

Preschool sign-up for the 2021-22 school year will be held Tuesday, March 30 from 6-7 p.m. in the Highland Elementary library. To sign your child up for the three-year-old class, their birthday … more

Highland debates facilities use, prom protocols, will continue requiring masks

At their regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, the Highland school board discussed how best to open their doors to outside groups while still preventing the spread of the … more

Highland teachers prepare for vaccine

The school district is eagerly awaiting the vaccine distribution that could come to school employees starting sometime in February. Teachers have been put into the 1B group. We have been told that … more

Highland students finalists for scholarships

Highland Senior Charlie Aicher has been selected as a Hagan Scholarship finalist. The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide scholarship designed to help high-achieving students from small towns and … more

Supt. Crawford moves to full-time Highland contract

Lone Tree Community School District Superintendent Ken Crawford, who currently serves as superintendent for both Highland and Lone Tree schools, presented his resignation, effective June 30, to the … more

Highland tables facility use discussion

A discussion on reopening facilities to the public proved a major issue during the Highland School Board meeting on Monday, Jan. 11. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation on Jan. 7 that … more

Athlete of the Week

Dani scored 37 points in the Huskies’ first win of the season, a 68-34 victory over Tri-County on Friday.  Last week: 61 points and 19 steals in three games. more

Highland Huskies are survivors. They are innovators. And they are resilient.

It is at this time when we reflect on the year and wonder how it went by so fast. I am not sure the year 2020 will be characterized as a “quick year” in anyone’s history … more

Highland returns to hybrid, in-person classes

Highland secondary students will return to a hybrid model of education on Thursday, Dec. 3 through at least Christmas break. Elementary students will return to 100% in-person classes. Highland … more

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

Free school lunches “a huge relief” to students, parents and staff

Like many other area schools, the Highland Community School District has extended their participation in the Summer Food Service Program through the end of the school year. The federally-funded … more

Highland school board leans toward block scheduling for 2021-22 year

During a work session on Monday evening, Oct. 26, the Highland School Board discussed doing a modified version of block scheduling starting with the 2021-22 school year. School administrators said … more

Alburnett ends Huskies’ season

Highland’s football season ended with a 40-19 loss to Alburnett in the first round of the playoffs on Oct. 16. The Huskies recorded their third-highest offense output of the season with 294 … more

Highland School District reflects on the start of the school year

Finding the good in everything is a tough task at times. But to sit down and reflect — we can find a lot of good happening in the Highland School District. We have had a ton of changes thrown … more

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week this week is: Madison Thomann Highland Cross Country Runner Thomann finished 18th in SEISC championship meet. Time: 23:15. 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

Highland board reviews school finances, report on Title I reading programs

The Highland School board members received encouraging reports on the new Title I reading programs at the elementary level and a review of the school finances on Monday evening, Oct. 12. Janice … more

Huskies to face Ravens on Senior Night

The seniors on the Highland volleyball team will be honored Thursday night prior to the Huskies match against HIllcrest Academy. Among the seniors are Jenna Sands, Kayla Cerny and Ellie … more

Fumbles, penalties costly for Huskies in 52-6 loss to Lisbon

The Highland football team lost to Lisbon, 52-6, this past Friday, its only touchdown coming off a 75-yard kick return by quarterback Connor Grinstead late in the third quarter. Lisbon recorded … 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
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