Highland Middle School | 6506 St Rt. 229 | Marengo, OH 43334  | 419-768-2781 | Fax 419-768-2742

Notes from the Principal

 

Dear HMS families:

The mission of Highland Local Schools, and Highland Middle School, is to personalize learning for each student.  We believe our students will become well-prepared, self-aware, and independent learners. 

Communication is a valuable and necessary piece of a personalized learning environment.  So, to help you start the year off successfully, read below for important information:

  1. Important Dates
  • Open House/Schedule Pick up:  August 9 (12:30-7:00)
  • Fall sports parent meeting:  August 9 (6:00 – HS gym)
  • First Day of School:  August 15 (early release 2:00)
  1. Important Names and Numbers
  • Highland Middle School:  419-768-2781
    • Mr. Matt Bradley, Principal
    • Ms. Lynn Thompson, Dean of Students
    • Mr. Shawn Morgan, School Counselor
    • Mr. Joe Oder, Transition Coordinator
    • District office:  419-768-2206
    • Athletic Department:  419-768-4098
      • Mr. Mike Delaney, Director of Athletics

  1. Daily Schedule
  • The school day starts at 7:30 am and ends at 2:25 pm
    • Students may enter the building at 7:00 am
    • Students may go to their lockers at 7:15 am
    • Breakfast is served from 7:15-7:25 am
    • Students will have a block (two periods) of English and Math.  Each class period is 43 minutes in length.

  1. Final Forms
  • ·We are utilizing Final Forms once again this year for all paperwork/forms.  To log in, please visit:  https://highlandmorrow-oh.finalforms.com/
  • ·If you do not have a computer at home, we will have computers available at open house for you to sign up
  1. V.Technology
  • HMS is very fortunate to be able to provide each student with a ChromeBook (computer) that they carry with them throughout each school day
  • Students do not take ChromeBooks home; instead, they pick them up each morning and return them each afternoon
  • We utilize many tech tools to aid in the learning process at HMS, such as:
    • Compass Learning
    • NWEA
    • Summit Learning Platform
    • Google Classroom
    • Membean
    • Khan Academy
    • MobyMax
    • iXL
  1. Cafeteria
  • Cafeteria prices:  Breakfast
    • Regular price: $1.00
    • Reduced price:  $0.30
    • Cafeteria prices:  Lunch
      • Regular price:  $2.75
      • Reduced price:  $0.40
    • Charging policy
      • Students may not exceed $10.00 in charges or they will be served an alternate lunch
      • A la carte items cannot be charged
  1. Follow HMS on Social Media
  1. Other Information
  • Pick up/Drop off
    • Students should be picked up and dropped off at the front of the building/main entrance.  The lot behind the school is reserved for school buses.
    • Sign Out
      • When signing out a student, the individual must be listed on the students’ emergency medical information
    • Cell phones
      • At times teachers will allow students to use cell phones as an educational tool.  Students may only use their phones under the direct supervision of a faculty member.  If a student chooses to have their device out without permission, please see the student handbook for protocol.

We hope this information helps you and your student start the 2017-2018 school year successfully.  We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

Go Scots!

Matt Bradley, principal