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 2018-2019 year off successfully, read below for important information:

I. Important Dates

Fall sports parent meeting: August 6 (6:00 – HS gym)
Open House/Schedule Pick up: August 23 (12:30-7:00)
First Day of School: September 4 (early release 2:00)

II. 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
District office: 419-768-2206
Mr. Dan Freund, Superintendent
Mr. Jon Mason, Treasurer
Athletic Department: 419-768-4098
Mr. Mike Delaney, Director of Athletics

III. 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.

IV. Final Forms

We utilize Final Forms for all paperwork/forms. To log in, please visit:
If you do not have a computer at home, we will have computers available at open house for you to sign up

V. Technology

We are fortunate to be able to provide each student with a Chromebook (computer) that they carry 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:

Summit Learning Platform
Google Classroom
Khan Academy

VI. 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

VII. Follow HMS on Facebook (

Updates and announcements as well as photos, videos, and newsletters are regularly posted on our school Facebook page. 

VIII. 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: Phones are to be kept in lockers at all times. Students will have their phones confiscated if they are being used.

FERPA:  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  More information can be found here:  [link]


We hope this information helps you and your student start the 2018-2019 school year successfully. We look forward to seeing you!


-Matt Bradley, Principal

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