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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

Hills Bank donates nearly $7000 to local schools

This fall, Hills Bank donated $6,986.71 to Highland Community School District, Mid-Prairie Community School District, Lone Tree Community School District, and Hillcrest Academy as part of the … more

Highland Schools welcomes new board; Robinson re-appointed President

RIVERSIDE Three new Highland School Board members took their oaths at an organizational meeting held Nov. 27 at Highland High School. Joining the board in four-year terms are John … more

Riverboat Foundation awards $299,300 grant to Kalona Historical Society for rail exhibit

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation announced fall grant recipients Wednesday night at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. Over $2,000,000 in grants were distributed, with the second highest … more

New bleachers approved for Highland Elementary School

RIVERSIDE New bleachers are coming to Highland Elementary School. The Highland School Board approved an expanded set of bleachers for the school’s gymnasium at its regularly scheduled … more

Riverside, Keota FFA members shine at national convention

The 96th National FFA Convention & Expo held its annual in-person convention Nov. 1-4. More than 70,000 FFA members and guests from throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin … more

Mid-Prairie bond measure passes; Riverside councilperson loses seat to newcomer

KALONA Final results are in from Nov. 7’s school board and city council elections, although all results are unofficial until canvass. Locally, all but one incumbent kept their seats, and all … more

Highland School Board Candidates

RIVERSIDE Five candidates, including current board president Nate Robinson, are running for five Highland School Board seats in the Nov. 7 election. Each seat carries a four-year term, … more

Highland joins up with Washington for co-op girls wrestling team

RIVERSIDE Highland High School’s wrestling team will include at least three girls from Washington High School. At a special meeting held Monday, Oct. 23, the Highland School Board … more
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