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Highland Schools to place $15M bond referendum on November ballot

RIVERSIDE Locker-room improvements and a new multi-purpose center at Highland High School, along with additional classrooms at Highland Elementary, will be in the hands of voters in November. … more

Photo gallery: Highland's graduation 2024

RIVERSIDE Highland celebrated the class of 2024 with a graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 19.  After the graduates took their seat, different ones were honored due to different levels … more

Photo gallery: Highland Prom 2024

RIVERSIDE Highland hosted their prom on Saturday, April 20. Students lined the halls for a professional photo shoot before walking the stage for the Grand March beginning at 7:30 p.m. Some … more

Highland sets calendar for 2024-25 school year

RIVERSIDE The first day of school in Highland’s new four-day week will be August 23 for the 2024-25 school year. The school year will end May 28, two days after Memorial Day. The … more

Highland School Board appoints Moyer as Business Manager

RIVERSIDE Autumn Moyer, who has worked in human resources at several Eastern Iowa school districts, has been appointed as the new Secretary and Business Manager for the Highland School Board. … more

Highland Schools set property tax public hearing for March 25

RIVERSIDE A public hearing for the Highland Community Schools property tax levy covering Fiscal Year 2025 will be held March 25. The proposed tax rate is $13 per $1,000 of property, which … more

Highland Schools begins signature drive toward new bond issue

RIVERSIDE The Highland School Board is on the lookout for 100 signatures. A petition, with those signatures, is the first step toward getting a bond referendum on the November 2024 ballot … more

Highland sends trio to state individual speech contest

MOUNT VERNON The Highland Huskie individual speech team competed on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Mount Vernon High School for the district individual speech contest. The day was long but fruitful for … more

Highland Schools moving to four-day week, beginning in August

RIVERSIDE Students in the Highland Community Schools district will move into a four-day school week, beginning next August. The School Board approved the change at its regularly scheduled … more

Highland FFA year in review

RIVERSIDE The Highland FFA Chapter has been established for over seven years now with close to 40 members. The chapter has gained great knowledge over the years and as well gained a new advisor … more

AEAs top list of concerns at legislative briefing

WASHINGTON It’s hard to know if Gov. Kim Reynolds knew she was igniting a firestorm when she proposed overhauling Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEA) in her Condition of the State address a … more

Husky Highlites -- Feb. 7, 2024

Highland held their final Facilities Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24. It was the best-attended meeting of the five that were held. We had 29 people there to finalize a plan to take … more

Kirkwood Washington County Regional to host CCHS information night

Kirkwood Washington County Regional Center is excited to announce an upcoming event aimed at providing valuable information to current 8th – 11th grade high school students and their parents about … more

Highland Schools move toward School Board vote on four-day school week

RIVERSIDE Highland Community Schools are rolling toward a decision on adopting a four-day school week for the 2024-25 school year. After delivering a presentation that lasted nearly two … more

Highland speech sends two to state

IOWA CITY It was quite the successful day for the Highland Huskie speech team at the district large group speech competition on the campus of Iowa City Liberty High School, as both performances … more

Intro to military book a good primer for youth

IOWA CITY Without a close role model to recommend it, military service may not be considered by high schoolers as an option these days. That’s a missed opportunity that some may have found … more

Four-day school week on Highland’s agenda

RIVERSIDE The idea of a four-day school week isn’t new, but the districts that have adopted such have been in a clear minority. However, with post-COVID changes in the workforce, in addition to … more

2023: A retrospective

KALONA We may live in small towns where the pace of life is more relaxed, but that doesn’t mean that nothing happens. We are always in motion, tearing down the old, building the new, and … more

Riverside student nominated to West Point, Naval Academy

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced the Iowa students she is nominating to U.S. Service Academies on Dec. 19. “As a … more

Grammy nominee SaulPaul coming to Highland Elementary for "Be The Change" program

RIVERSIDE SaulPaul, a Grammy-nominated musician and rapper who has performed at five Super Bowls and America’s Got Talent, has agreed to appear at Highland Elementary School as a part of … more
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