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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

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

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

4th downs costly to winless Huskies

The Highland High School football team lost to Columbus Junction, 49-27, this past Friday after struggling to contain the Wildcats on fourth down throughout the game. The Huskies (0-3) started … more

Sublette races to 3rd-place finish

Taylor Sublette, a senior at Highland High School, led the Huskies with a third-place finish at a meet Sept. 8 in Keota. She finished the course in 23 minutes, 45 seconds, trailing only Hannah Gus … more

Highland struggles to execute against tough Wapello line

The Highland Huskies fell to the Wapello Indians, 42-13, in a rainy game on Sept. 11. Highland struggled to punch through the tough Wapello line, averaging 4.6 yards per carry for 170 total rushing … 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
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