The Highland PTSA would like to welcome all of the families to Highland Middle School.

The Highland PTSA plays an important role in supporting this great school by working hard to provide the “extras” that enrich our children’s educational experience.

Highland PTSA helps build community and support important programs for all of our students throughout their Highland years. Some examples are the sixth-grade orientation and Camp Orkila (the annual trip for 6th graders) to the eighth-grade promotion ceremony.  Highland PTSA also provides grants to staff for supplies in order to support classroom instruction, music, technology, and other student activities.  

The Highland PTSA also works to provide information and to open avenues of communication among Highland parents, the school administration and the larger community. There are many ways for you to find out what’s happening at Highland:

  • Become a member of the Highland PTSA (Located on the Left Menu)
  • Join the Highland PTSA Facebook Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighlandMiddleSchoolIt is a closed group so you will have to ask for permission to join.  Most up to date information and reminders will be given through Facebook.
  •  Principal newsletters

Last, but not least, get involved!  This is a critical time in your child’s development and education, and middle school students are not as easily accessible as elementary students.  Unlike in elementary school, families are not meeting each other on the playground or at play dates. When families volunteer for PTSA/school activities at Highland (including the Walk About Program), it gives them a chance to be a “fly on the wall,” and get an inside view into their students’ school lives.  The Highland PTSA strives to provide many important opportunities to get involved. 

We can make all of this happen with every family’s support of time, talent and treasure. 

We look forward to a wonderful school year.  If you have any questions, or want to get involved, please contact us.  The Highland PTSA needs you–we always welcome new faces, new ideas (even outside the box) and of course volunteers (both in PTSA leadership and events/programs)!

We are looking forward to a wonderful year!

Jess Garcia, 2017-2018 Highland PTSA President

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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:

President:

Rabecca Larson

Vice President:

Brook Rose

Treasurer:

Dana Stoneman

Secretary:

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. 
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Bellevue Schools Foundation - Whole Foods Day
Put great education on your grocery list. Shop 5% Day at Whole Foods Market On Wednesday, Sept. 20,  everything you buy at  Whole Foods Market Bellevue  and  365 Bellevue  will nourish programs that transform your child’s education from basic to BEST.  Whole Foods will donate 5% of net sales to Bellevue Schools Foundation.  Shop in store or through  Instacart.com .   Bellevue business owners—parents just like you—will be in store to share their passion for education and samples of their wine, chocolate and great recipes!  Parent vendors include:   SeattleChocolates ,  Ross Andrew Winery , and  A Menu for You ... read full article

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Safe Eclipse Viewing during 6th Grade Orientation
Re: Safe Eclipse Viewing during 6th grade orientation Short version: All of the glasses we now have for the eclipse viewing are were purchased by at reputable vendor (Fred Meyer), approved by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and are verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. Longer more detailed version if you are interested: On Monday, August 21 around 10:20am Bellevue will be experiencing the maximum view of the eclipse. This amazi ng event is happening during the 6th grade orientation, the Highland PTSA has been working with our principal and staff to see if we ... read full article

2017-2018 Highland Middle School Supply List
Every student will be supplied with the instructional materials (e.g. textbooks, workbooks, paper, pencils, etc.) necessary for their academic success. We recognize children often like to bring their own supplies to supplement what we provide at school. Items you may choose to send with your child will be shared with the rest of the class, and help us stretch school resources further. Thank you in advance for sending any or all of these suggested supplies to school. Your contributions promote all children’s academic success. Please keep in mind teachers may ask for additional supplies that is specific to each classroom. ... read full article

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