8:00 AM HHS Final Exam - Chemistry
12:00 PM HHS Final Exam: U.S. History
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM HES - Fifth Grade Moving Up
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM HES Moving Up
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM HMS - 8th grade Promotion Parade
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM HMS - 8th grade Promotion Parade
8:00 AM NYS Regents Exam: Algebra I
The Highland Central School District administrators and Board of Education members are deeply committed to transparency and maintaining the community’s trust. The Board and administration always welcome constructive recommendations to improve. However, we would also like to provide deeper context about the Comptroller’s findings; not as excuses, but to ensure there is an accurate understanding of the audit. Read more here.
We are excited to announce that since 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has lifted some of the restrictions for commencement ceremonies. Given this news, I am pleased to announce that Highland High School Class of 2021 will be able to graduate together — while seated with their classmates — in one ceremony, on Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 PM. Read all details here.
Dear Parents and Guardians, Last night, we received updated official guidance from New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) that no longer requires masks to be worn outside on school grounds, including outdoor school sports. However, there was no change to the requirement of mask use indoors and on school buses. Although the NYSDOH is still requiring masks indoors, please remember the importance of frequent mask breaks and hydration as the temperatures are getting warmer. Thank you for your continued patience, cooperation, and support. Go Huskies! Supt. Thomas Bongiovi
Enjoy this musical performance by the Highland High School choir. The musicians’ “Armed Forces Salute”—a medley of songs honoring the men and women who died serving in the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines, and Navy—was a virtual performance featuring HHS alumnus Minh Tran (Class of 2020) on piano accompaniment, and artwork contributed by HHS students. All vocals and musical parts were recorded separately and edited together with the visuals by HHS vocal music teacher Erin Bradley and junior Camryn Moschitta.
Highland High School (HHS) seniors Luke Munson, William Maier, and Patrick Leonard recently earned the prestigious Eagle Scout recognition—the highest ranking available from the Boy Scouts of America. To attain the honor, a scout needs to meet multiple requirements, including earning a minimum of 21 merit badges; serving in a leadership position for at least six months; proposing, planning, and carrying out an Eagle service project that benefits the community; and attending a Scoutmaster conference and passing a board of review. Read about their projects here.
Highland Elementary School (HES) Grade 1 teacher Ashley Hopper has what it takes to be an excellent teacher and make a difference in students’ lives. Because of this, she was recently recognized as an outstanding educator by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC). Read the full story here!
Is your emergency contact information up-to-date? If your child became seriously ill at school, could we reach you? If there were an emergency school closing, how would we let you know? Whether for a snow day, emergency or progress updates school officials occasionally need to contact parents/guardians with important information. We rely on the emergency contact information that you