Important Dates!

December 17 Winter Concert
December 18 
MWC Winter Concert: Last name A-K
December 19 MWC Winter Concert: Last name L-Z
December 20  Early Release
December 23-January 3 Winter Break
January 6 Classes Resume
January 17 End of Semester 1, Early Release
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
February 17 Presidents Day, No School
February 18 Teacher Optional Work Day, No School
March 27 Teacher Grading Day, Early Release
March 30-April 3 Spring Conferences, Early Release each day
April 6-10  Spring Break No School
April 13 Snow Make-up or Non-contracted Day, No School
Please check  the District Calendars and each school's web page and/or calendar for other important dates pertaining to those schools. 

FOR HSD STAFF:
SEBB Helpful Links


SEBB Home Page

https://www.hca.wa.gov/employee-retiree-benefits/school-employees 

SEBB My Account
http://www.myaccount.hca.wa.gov 

SEBB My Alex Tool
https://www.myalex.com/washingtonstatehca/2020 

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. 

 

Tieton Intermediate School earns School of Distinction for 2nd year in a row.  

TIS is one of seven south central Washington schools that are being honored with the 2018 School of Distinction award-recognizing the top 5 percent of Washington's schools that have had the most outstanding levels of student improvement over the past 5 years in reading and math as well as graduation rates.  See the press release here.  TIS 2018 School of Distinction Staff Photo

 

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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