From The Superintendent

Welcome to the beginning of another exciting and challenging school year!  

            With a focal point of what’s best for educating children, we can make a positive impact for our students.  The key will be to work together in an environment guided by the cornerstones of mutual respect, professionalism, and open and honest dialogue of thoughts/ideas/suggestions.  I welcome anyone to schedule a time to visit or share concerns and/or suggestions as we strive to provide an optimum learning environment for the students of Highland.

            The District is appreciative of the Highland community’s continued financial support in the form of recent bond and levy passages. Due to that support, capital improvements have continued throughout the District this past school year and through the summer.  The new portables at MWC and HHS/HJH are in place and the electrical and plumbing work is underway. They should be ready for staff and students by the start of school. The remodel and construction of the CTE/Ag facility is underway with a November finish date. In addition, Districtwide technology infrastructure upgrades have also been completed this summer.  The district is currently in the process of implementing tech device roll-outs that will benefit our students and staff.

            Throughout this newsletter one will find articles from administrators/staff members, pertinent information to our school families, and various housekeeping items. Our goal is to provide updated information and to communicate with the Highland community the educational process of our district. Your continued feedback is vital in the communication process. 

            Again, please feel free to contact me if I can be of service.  I am truly excited about the school year, and look forward to working with the students, staff and patrons of the Highland School District.  There are many positive things happening in our schools and all of you are to be commended for your part in making Highland such a special place.

~Mark Anderson, Superintendent