Due to the sudden passing of our beloved Elementary Principal, Miss Blum, Dr. Schott will be stepping in as acting principal until the position is filled. If there are any concerns or problems that need to be addressed, the same procedures are still in place. If you need to get in touch with Dr. Schott, please call the Elementary School Office at (540) 468-6360 and Miss Casey will connect you. Please bear with us during this difficult time.
McDowell Vaccination Clinic November 20, 2021 10:00am - 3:00pm
A celebration of life will be held for Teresa Kay Blum on Saturday, Nov. 20 in the Highland High School gym at 3 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. at Coffman Funeral Home. Masks are required. The family will receive friends before the service on Saturday and after the service on Sunday. Teresa’s favorite color was yellow, so attendees are encouraged to wear yellow or a bright color to the services.
Radio Club will be on air at 89.7 FM WVLS tomorrow, November 17th from 1:00 - 3:00!
Christmas Coat Drive! Highland County's Department of EMS and Highland County Public Schools have partnered to put together a Highland County Christmas Coat Drive! Going on now through December 17, 2021. Please help us spread the word and donate a new or gently used coat for a child in Highland County this Christmas. You can drop coats off at the School Board Office or the County EMS Building (old car wash). If you know of a family in need of coats, please let us know by calling Tabitha at (540) 468-6300. Monetary donations will also be accepted to purchase coats for children in need.
Wear Yellow! We are honoring Ms. Blum by wearing yellow on Tuesday, November 16th and Friday November 19th.
The Elementary Showcase Today has been a difficult day for everyone at HCPS but filled with wonderful memories of Ms. Blum.
Highland County Public Schools has cancelled school for Monday, November 15, 2021 due to the unexpected passing of our Elementary Principal, Teresa Blum. Faculty please report in at 10am.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved Elementary Principal, Ms.Teresa Blum. Ms. Blum dedicated over 40 years of service to Highland County Public Schools. She loved helping the children of Highland and will be greatly missed.
We thank all parents and students for comments regarding chocolate milk. With this large response we have canceled our white milk only trial. Highland Schools will continue to serve chocolate milk in the cafeteria.
During our review of our Health and Wellness Policy, our parent representative brought up that parents are concerned about the sugar content in our chocolate milk. To address the concern Highland Schools will be serving only white milk starting the week of November 16th . This is on a trial basis. If you have concerns, please contact Lisa Jamison at (540) 468-6364.
Today the Highland Mid Kids Radio Club cut off six inches of Scott Smith's beard! General Manager Scott agreed to cut off an inch for every $5,000 Alleghany Mountain Radio raised.
School Board Meeting Thursday, November 11, 2021 HCPS Cafeteria 7:00 pm Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ngz-dooq-uxc Or dial: (US) +1 260-274-6028 PIN: 106 588 133#
The Class of 2022 is now selling Holiday Poinsettias! Order now through November 15th from any HHS Senior or contact a class sponsor: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Delivery: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Join us in congratulating Carl Williams on his promotion to Highland County EMS Chief!
Radio Club will be back on air at 89.7 FM WVLS tomorrow, November 3rd and November 17th from 1:00 - 3:00!
Long Term Substitute Needed - Spanish Teacher January 2022 - March 2022 $194.36 Per Day Submit applications by email to email@example.com, by fax to (540) 468-6306, or by mail to P.O. Box 250 Monterey, VA 24465 Positions contingent upon a fingerprinted background check, tuberculosis screening, completed I-9 form and School Board approval. Equal Opportunity Employer
Photography class experiments with light painting.
The 6th grade class traveled to Elkhorn Lake with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation guides on October 20, 2021. We tested the water quality of the lake, learned canoeing techniques, discussed pollution, seined in the river, and enjoyed the beautiful colors of the fall. We are happy to report that Elkhorn Lake has excellent water quality!
Mr. Dan and Emory Brooks Foster made an appearance in Kindergarten as Zero the Hero!