Important Dates!


September 19,
MWC Picture day, bring your envelope and payment
September 19,
TIS Picture day, bring your envelope and payment
September 19, MWC Open House 5:30-7 pm
September 20, TIS Tartan Race Day
September 23
, Teacher Optional Work Day-No School
October 4,        MWC Jog-a-thon
November 1,    Teacher Grading Day, Early Release all buildings
November 4-8, Fall Conference Week, Early Release each day, all buildings
November 11,  Veteran's Day, No School
November 26,  NO Late Start: Early Release all buildings
November 27-28, Thanksgiving Holiday, No School
November 29,   Native American Heritage 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. 

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.



New-Highland Community Coalition 
The communities of Cowiche and Tieton will be benefitting from a state grant of $65,455 to initiate and support the work of the new 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 will also promote 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 has been hired as our Community Prevention Coordinator.  Based at Highland High School, Maceda’s role will involve developing and guiding the coalition’s work in serving as a resource for the area’s parents, students, and other residents.  She’ll be helping the coalition’s activities in offering training, technical assistance, and both community- and school-based prevention services.  Coalition meetings with community members will be held every month at the high school, and student-centered work will focus on youths in the middle school and high school grades.

Emily Nelson, hired as our Student Assistance Professional (SAP), hit the ground running in April. We provide her with Emily Nelson, Student Assistance Professional lists of students who have demonstrated at-risk behavior in a number of ways. In May, she began meeting with two groups of students with the goal of educating and preventing alcohol, drug, and tobacco use. She has also presented information about drugs and alcohol and/or mental health issues to our students in Mrs. Matson’s Leadership class. Mrs. Nelson brought in Susan Martin from ESD 105 to educate students on stress, anxiety, and how to recognize and deal with this in their lives. We are able to utilize Mrs. Nelson as a part of the CARE Team for students who make poor choices related to vaping and drugs so students/families do not have to do this on their own with drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Yakima or the surrounding area. She can provide the education and care for our students who need support. In the fall, Emily will start a student coalition that will focus on prevention efforts and making positive change within the school.

We are excited and happy to have Lizbet and Emily on board in the district!

For information about joining the Highland Community Coalition, contact Lizbet Maceda at (509) 571-0233 or e-mail Lizbet.maceda@esd105.org or lmaceda@highland.wednet.edu.

For questions or concerns about your student and vaping or drugs, contact Emily Nelson at (509) 829-1365, or email enelson@highland.wednet.edu. 


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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