Highland Middle School PTSA


Introducing your 2016-2016 PTSA Executive Board:

Kristin Nash, President

Jill Graham, VP

Lisa Myrhon, Secretary

Michele Wenzler, Treasurer

This group of volunteers forms the core of our PTSA, and they will be looking for additional members to help with all committees and projects.  Consider sharing your time and talents with us!  We are looking for people to help out with communications (website, newsletter, Facebook group), Staff Appreciation, Music Boosters, and next year's auction. If you're interested in learning more, send us an e-mail at hms-ptsa@live.com.

"Light the Path of Success" Auction

 You're the reason for our success!  We are pleased to announce a grand total of $31,400 for our 2016 auction.  We have exceeded our goal and are able to do more than we expected this year.  

Thanks especially to our auction committee: Stephanie Baumann, Traci Benson, Tricia Bush, Ingrid Goodman, Karol Jamison, Rabecca Larson, Cindy Mehlhoff, Kristin Nash, Tracy Newkirk, Kathy Schmitt, and Molly Whitten. The evening was a ton of fun, and we hope you had a great time!

Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6!  Download the flyer HERE for ways to celebrate our wonderful staff.  We've also collected a list of teacher favorites to guide you.  See the list HERE.

Next General Meeting: May 17 | 7 pm | Highland Library
Join us for a very important PTSA meeting, our final meeting of the year!  We'll welcome our new officers, vote on a preliminary budget for next year, and celebrate the end of a great year!


Membership forms can be downloaded in English here and Spanish here.

Online membership is available here.  Or you may print and turn in completed forms and payment in the main office. 


Let's stay in touch!  Are you receiving Highland's newsletters?Eagle graphic

Click here to join our mailing list.  If you're not sure, go ahead and sign up.  You will only receive one copy of each message for each e-mail address you add to our list.  Please note that to stay informed about happenings at Highland and around the district, you will want to update your contact information in a few other places--here are some handy links:

District News and information
School Messenger (multiple language options)

 Facebook users, please join our Highland PTSA group!  The group is closed to protect our privacy and allow us to converse freely.  ALL Highland families are welcome--just ask to join!


Be sure to bookmark Highland's school page as well, for official Principal news and other information.

Planning your year? 

Did you know that our calendar can be imported into your Google or Outlook calendar?  Click the link marked "View in Outlook or Google" to get started. 

Link to Highland calendar page


Now CBTFE Logoollecting Box Tops for Highland!

There is a collection box in the office for Box Tops for Education.  These can be found on all kinds of products, from cereal to office supplies to diapers--so keep an eye out and trim those box tops to earn money for Highland!  For more information about where to look, see the Box Tops for Education site.




Noche Familiar Latina  el 22 de mayo de las 6:00 a las 8:30 de la noche


Todas las familias de la escuela son bienvenidas. El evento será totalmente en español, pero tendremos traductores en otros idiomas que sean necesarios. Los temas para los padres y alumnos son los siguientes:

·         Como abordar el tema del sexo: mantener un dialogo abierto en los años de adolecencia

·         Como conducirse entre dos culturas


La cena corre por nuestra cuenta, pizza y ensalada, pero le invitamos que comparta usted un postre o un platillo típico de su país de origen.


¡aparte usted la fecha! Pronto proporcionaremos más información.

Established by the Legislature in 2007, the College Bound Scholarship program was created to provide financial assistance to low-income students who want to achieve the dream of a college education. 

The scholarship is available to 7th and 8th grade students who are eligible for the free and reduced price lunch (FRPL) program, are in foster care, or whose family's income meets the guidelines. The deadline to sign up is June 30 of students' 8th grade year.

The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of state funding. The scholarship covers the average tuition (at comparable colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance.

It's already time to make preparations for next year, including the election of new officers.  We will hold elections for 2014-2015 PTSA officers at our final general meeting on May 13 at 7:00 pm in the Highland library.

The Nominating Committee places in nomination the following for 2014-2015:


Rabecca Larson

Vice President:

Brook Rose


Dana Stoneman


Misty McIlraith

Respectfully submitted by the Nominating Committee:
Misty McIlraith, Rabecca Larson, and Ingrid Goodman

We have a number of chair positions to fill for next year as well. 
If you'd like to learn more about serving in a committee chair position, please ask any board member or send us an e-mail any time.  We need your time and talents to build on our success each year!  PTA offers excellent training and support for you as a volunteer, and provides valuable experience for your resume or to help you achieve future goals.  Middle school PTSA requires less time than elementary, but we still need plenty of help to achieve our goals!  Take a look at our current list, and you'll see that we have positions open now, as well as for next year.  Consider joining us!

We are also participating in the Be the Bridge Book Drive, which supports summer reading for younger students.  Do you have any old books that are just gathering dust on your shelf? Please donate them to the Be the Bridge Book Drive.

Many students don't have access to books over the summer, which contributes to "summer slide" and hinders learning over the break. You can help by donating books, which will be sent home with students over the summer and given to students at summer schools.
This drive is in support of the BSD/Eastside Pathways initiative to have students reading at grade level by grade 3.

There is a collection box located in the main office, or you may drop off contributions during our book swap. 
Aug 21
Sep 1
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