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Hills Bank donates over $8,000 to area schools

Hills Bank, as part of the Classroom Cash program, recently donated $1,483.65 to the Highland Community School District, $728.91 to Hillcrest Academy, $662.85 to the Lone Tree Community School … more

Highland continues to build influential STEM programs, improve reading

I was able to do an in-person audit for the Highland Community School District on March 30. I must admit it was nice to return to Iowa for the first time in over a year. This is one of my concluding … more

Highland seeks new alarms and bells for schools

RIVERSIDE The Highland Community School District may have new weather alarm, bell and intercom systemsinstalled in its buildings by the time the 2021-22 school year begins or soon afterward.At its … more

Highland Elementary plans new mural, naturescape playground

Maria Meller, president of the Elementary Support Organization at Highland Elementary, said the school needs some color. “Our school has absolutely no color, it’s all white … more

Highland 8th graders try Lizzie Borden in mock trial

In 1893, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the axe murders of her father and stepmother in Massachusetts, but in the Highland High School gym on April 29, 2021 she was found guilty. The case was … more

Highland considers block scheduling

Highland science teacher Kurtis Trout and agriculture teacher Gina Trower reported their findings and beliefs surrounding block scheduling. Both suggested it would be an improvement for students and … more

Highland Prom

Highland Prom 2021 was on Saturday, April 17. more

Highland splitting sections for spring, summer sports over mask usage

The Highland school board had a daunting task: figure out how to implement mask requirements for spring and summer sports in a way that would make sense and wouldn’t require policing. They … more

Marcus Felder, Illa Earnest win seats in special election

    Washington businessman Marcus Fedler, with a total of 98 votes, won the March 2 special election to fill the vacant seat on the Washington County Board of Supervisors, District 3. … more

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
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