A Big Highland Shout Out for Grocery Box Assistance!

With a crew of 22 essential staff and 20 volunteers over 11,000 meals to 1,100+ students were handed out yesterday, April 2, at the Highland Junior High. With social distancing and extra-careful hygiene practices in place, they worked 164 man hours in a 12 hour period to supply a basic need to our Highland families. Awesomeness in  action!
Also on site were staff to hand out education packets (7th/8th) and electronic devices to those students (2nd/3rd) that hadn't gotten theirs yet. We are proud of our Highland community and hard-working, caring HSD tribe!

An extra-big THANK YOU to the following companies and folks that have made donations and other contributions for the grocery box distribution and/or the staff and volunteers. You made a big difference and we appreciate your help very much!

Mark & Luann Anderson
Apple King
International Paper
Kershaw Fruit
Tony's Big Cheese Pizza
West Rock 

HSD Families: Please note that there WILL BE grocery box distribution during 'Spring Break' on Thursday, April 9. 

Important Dates!
Please check the District Calendar for event details. 

March 16-April 24-School Closed     

Please check  the District Calendars for event details.

New Student Enrollment and Annual Update of Student Information:

The Highland School District has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign enrollment, back-to-school and athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.

You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update.

We are asking that ALL parents use FinalForms.  Please register at: https://highland-wa.finalforms.com/  (or click on the FINALFORMS icon below) and follow the prompts to create your account, create or assign your students and sign your forms.

Note: If your student is NEW to the district (kindergarteners and transfers), please be sure to click the “New to District” checkbox when registering your student.

Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at Highland School District.

Highland Community Coalition and Student Assistance Services
The communities of Cowiche and Tieton are benefiting from a state grant of $65,455 to initiate and support the work of the Highland Community Coalition, which is focused on supporting activities and communicating messages designed to prevent or reduce the use of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs among youths.  The coalition also promotes practices in helping young people make healthy life choices. The 82 community coalitions established in Washington State identify in their communities the highest prevention needs, plan and implement evidence-based strategies, leverage local resources and evaluate the impact of selected programs.

Lizbet Maceda, Community Prevention CoordinatorLizbet Maceda is the Highland Community Prevention Coordinator.  Based at Highland High School, Maceda’s role involves developing and guiding the coalition’s work in serving as a resource for the area’s parents, students, and other residents.  She facilitates the coalition’s activities in offering training, technical assistance, and both community- and school-based prevention services.  Coalition meetings with community members are held every month at the high school, and student-centered work focuses on youths in the middle school and high school grades.

Student Assistant Services are going well. Staci Beat, who replaced Student Assistant Professional Emily Nelson in September, is meeting with students individually 

Staci Beat-Student Assistant Professional and will start an Intervention group for students on November 12th. This group will be for students that are at risk for using substances, to gain support and education to help them make healthy choices. She will also be starting a Newcomer group for students that are new to the school district and who want support and encouragement from peers that are also new to the school.

 Red Ribbon Campaign, Oct. 21-25, was a success; we had over 150 students pledge to be substance free. We supported the National Prevention Awareness week by passing out red ribbons and had a drawing for students that pledged, coffee cards and candy bar were given for the prizes. 

 Prevention Club is in the process of registering with ASB to become an Official Club at Highland. The Club voted officers and is preparing to attend the Prevention Summit on November 5th and 6th. At the summit the students will learn Leadership skills to help them create their Prevention Project, which will be in a contest at the Spring Forum this Spring. 

 Staci has had the opportunity to attend 7th and 9th grade classes to introduce herself to the students. She was able to present one of the core topics of Project Success in 4 of Mrs. Matson's 7th grade classes. The students had fun learning about the harmful effects stress can have and learning skills to manage stress in healthy ways. 


About Us

              Our Mission:  "A Quality Education for All Students"

Highland School District, for a small district, has big offerings in both academics and extracurricular programs. The district serves approximately 1120 students in four schools: Marcus Whitman (Pre-school-3); Tieton Intermediate (4-6); Highland Junior High (7-9) and Highland High (10-12). The outstanding basic education offerings of the district are augmented by a developmental pre-school program, all day kindergarten, strong remediation programs, migrant/bilingual programs, state-of-the-art vocational technology programs and an excellent special services department. The district also offers extended learning opportunities through Central Washington University that gives students the opportunity to receive college credits. The district prides itself with a strong tradition of providing a solid educational program that prepares students for post-secondary education and adult life.  

Highland Campuses

Marcus Whitman Cowiche Elementary School
Phone: 509-678-8900
Fax: 509-678-5494
Tieton Intermediate School
Phone: 509-678-8700
Fax: 509-673-2771
Highland Junior and Senior High Schools
Phone: 509-678-8800
Fax: 509-678-4140

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Public Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals-National School Lunch/Breakfast Program