Highland Elementary School

Reading: The Key to Learning and Success

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Reading: The Key to Learning and Success

Principal's Message

  • Welcome to Highland Elementary School!


    I am excited to report Highland Elementary School will officially begin the 2015 - 2016 school year on August 17, 2015.  Our school theme this year is “Ways to Bee”. I am planning to have a special guest assist me in greeting all the children on the first day.


    Teachers and staff officially report back to school on Monday, August 10th.   I would like to invite you to attend our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) sponsored Open House/Meet the Teacher event on Thursday, August 13th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm for Preschoolers and 6:00 – 8:00 pm for Kindergarten – grade 5 students.  Classrooms will be open and teachers will be eagerly waiting to greet both you and your child or children.  You may also complete book contracts and other paper work.  Refreshments will be provided by the PTO.  


    Kindergarten “Kick-Off” for parents only will be Tuesday, August 18th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting will provide details about the expectations of the Kindergarten program.


    You will see a few new faces at Highland Elementary this year.  We welcome Tiffany White and Cheyna Mason as teaching assistants and Becky Stump will now be the elementary secretary.  They are excited to begin their new responsibilities.  Another change this year is our school hours.  School will begin at 8:20 am and end at 3:30 pm.  Please remember, school attendance is extremely important and will be monitored closely.   Make sure you read the student handbook for more details.


    If your child has food allergies, special medication, or uses an inhaler, please contact Mrs. Becky Stump at 468-6360, to obtain a form.  All medications must be delivered to the school office by a parent or authorized adult.  Students are not permitted to transport medication.


    I hope to see you at Open House on August 13, 2015.  I know it will be an exciting year!






    Teresa K. Blum




    Contact information:
    Highland Elementary School
    P.O. Box 310
    Monterey, VA 24465
    Telephone: 540-468-6360
    Fax: 540-468-6399