HIGHLAND - a legacy of excellence

HIGHLAND - a legacy of excellence

HIGHLAND - a legacy of excellence

HIGHLAND legacy of excellence 2018-19 Calendar featuring the 2017-18 Annual Report

HIGHLAND - a legacy of excellence

Welcome to the Highland School District! We are excited to embark on another year of learning and growing. We are especially excited that our parents and community supported a bond issue (November 2017) to build three new elementary schools and renovate Highland Middle School, as well as an operating renewal levy (May 2018). Thank you! This past year, our teachers, administrative team, construction managers and architects have been working diligently on plans, land acquisition and designs for the new buildings.

We engaged in Educational Visioning Sessions with staff and community members, developed a Program of Requirements for the new schools, purchased land on Wilbur Road to be the site of the new Granger Elementary School and visited and toured new school facilities in Strongsville, Lyndhurst and New Albany to better understand modern-day school design concepts. Our Board of Education continues to consider additional land acquisitions for Hinckley and Sharon building sites and our building project team will continue to work during the 2018-19 school year on fine-tuning our educational planning, school designs, conducting additional site visits and finalizing a construction time line.

Our new elementary facilities will meet the constantly evolving needs of teaching and learning in the 21st century. We believe that the design and physical structure of a school shape the development occurring within its walls, and it is our mission to continue to inspire students, facilitate innovative learning and prepare our students for a successful future. Our new buildings will be safe and secure, timeless and inspiring to students, educators and community members alike. We will keep you informed of updates through our e-newsletters, website and Facebook page. As always, please check our website for the most current information.

Have a great school year! Superintendent Catherine Aukerman Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year! 2 Annual PTO Walk-A-Thon at Sharon Elementary School

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2018 BOE MEETING DATES: Board of Education meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at Highland High School in the Media Center, unless otherwise stated:
  • AUGUST 20, 2018
  • SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
  • OCTOBER 15, 2018 During the Board’s organizational meeting in January 2019, meeting dates and locations for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year will be determined. Pictured from left are Norman Christopher, M.D., President, Mr. Christopher Wolny, Mrs. Diane Thomas, Mr. Robert Kelly, Vice President, and Mr. Mike Houska.
  • The Highland Local School District is committed to the highest academic and behavioral expectations. Our mission is to guarantee that each learner reaches maximum potential by providing, in partnership with the community, a quality, future-oriented educational program in a safe and dynamic life-long learning environment. 3 BOARD OF EDUCATION
  • NOVEMBER 19, 2018
  • DECEMBER 17, 2018 OUR MISSION Our Board of Education ___ 3
    Highland Schools’ Directory ___ 4
    2017-18AnnualReport . ___ 5-7
    Financial Recap Staff & Student Statistics 2018-19 District Calendar . ___ 8-31
    Annual Notices ___ 32
    Rights Under FERPA Approved Online Content Rights Under Section 504 Child Find IDEA-B Asbestos Notification Fall&WinterAthleticSchedules . ___ 33-35
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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HIGHLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION OFFICE 3880 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256 Phone: 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727 Dr. Norman Christopher, Mr. Mike Houska, Mr. Robert Kelly, Mrs. Diane Thomas, Mr. Christopher Wolny HIGHLAND ADMINISTRATORS Phone: 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727 n Superintendent, Mrs. Catherine Aukerman Secretary, Mrs. Sue Liszniansky, ext. 1217 n Treasurer, Mr. Neil Barnes, CPA, ext. 1222 n Director of Curriculum, Ms. Laurie Boedicker, ext. 1218 Secretary, Mrs. Laura Denomme, ext. 1260 n Director of Special Education, Mrs. Deborah Yorko Secretary, Ms. Linda Gehring, ext. 1256 n Director of Communications, Ms. Dawn Marzano, ext. 1261 n Supervisor of Transportation, Ms. Debbie Parker Secretary, Ms. Karen Rusnak, ext. 1219 n Supervisor of Maintenance, Mr. Tod Davis Secretary, Ms. Karen Rusnak, ext. 1219 n Supervisor of Technology, Mr. Roger Saffle Technology Assistant, Mrs. AnnMarie Platten, ext. 5109 n Athletic Administrator, Dr. John Deuber Secretary, Ms. Amy Dean, ext. 5400 n Supervisor of Food Services, Mrs. Evelyn Makarek Secretary, Mrs. Tina Hirz, ext. 5513 n GRANGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Principal, Dr. LeAnn Gausman 3940 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256 Phone: 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727 Secretary, Mrs. Tina Hummel, ext. 2227 Guidance Counselor, Ms. Morgan Wetzel Number to report student absence, ext. 2225 n HINCKLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Principal, Mr. Jim Carpenter 1586 Center Road, Hinckley, OH 44233 Phone Numbers: 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727 Secretary, Sheila Bazan, ext. 3238 Guidance Counselor, Ms. Morgan Wetzel Number to report student absence, ext. 3239 n SHARON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Principal, Mrs. Kathryn Kowza 6335 Ridge Road, Sharon Center, OH 44274 Phone: 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727 Secretary, Mrs. Denise Shearer, ext. 4235 Guidance Counselor, Ms. Morgan Wetzel Number to report student absence, ext. 4237 n HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL Principal, Mr. Rob Henry 3880 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256 Asst. Principal, Mr. Michael James Phone: 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727 Secretary, Mrs. Sheila Hemming, ext. 1201 Guidance Counselor: Mrs. Carolyn Colbow Number to report student absence, ext. 1511 n HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL Principal, Mrs. Carrie Knapp 4150 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256 Asst. Principal, Mr. Paul Gerycz Phone: 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727 Asst. Principal, Dr. John Deuber Principal's Secretary, Mrs. Barb Killeen, ext. 5206 Asst. Principal's Secretary, Ms. Peggy Snanigan, ext. 5200 Guidance Counselors: Mr. Jim Addington, Mrs. Daryn Archer, Dr. Robert Gilbert, Ms. Molly Pellerite Guidance Secretary, Mrs. Diane Gamauf, ext. 5201 Number to report student absence, ext. 5000 4 DISTRICT DIRECTORY
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  • WHAT ARE THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL OPERATING REVENUE SOURCES?
  • Local taxes are comprised of real estate and public utility personal property taxes.
  • State Foundation is comprised of unrestricted basic educational cost aid and State support for a portion of transportation, preschool and special education costs.
  • Property tax allocation primarily represents reimbursements received from the State in relation to the 10% / 2.5% rollback and Homestead exemptions deducted from local property taxes.
  • Other local sources include, but are not limited to, investment income, extracurricular participation fees, classroom fees, tuition and donations.
  • Other State sources include revenues from the Casino Tax, as well as reimbursements related to career tech and special education.
  • Other Federal sources include funds received through Medicaid reimbursements. 5 REVENUES: LOCAL TAXES STATE FOUNDATION PROPERTY TAX ALLOCATION OTHER LOCAL SOURCES OTHER STATE SOURCES OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES AMOUNT $22,788,497 5,188,757 3,065,537 2,279,599 240,553 56,535 _ _ $33,619,478 % OF TOTAL 67.8% 15.4% 9.1% 6.8% 0.7% 0.2% _ _ 100.0% FINANCIAL RECAP Prepared by Neil Barnes, CPA, Treasurer 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT www.highlandschools.org The District’s Five-Year Forecast can be viewed at: FINANCIAL RECAP CONTINUED...

OTHER STATE SOURCES 0.7% OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES 0.2% LOCAL TAXES 67.8% STATE FOUNDATION 15.4% OTHER LOCAL SOURCES 6.8% PROPERTY TAX ALLOCATION 9.1%

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  • 6 HOW DOES THE DISTRICT SPEND ITS GENERAL OPERATING FUNDS?
  • Classroom instruction includes the activities directly dealing with the teaching of pupils.
  • Pupil support services are designed to assess and improve the well-being of pupils and to supplement the teaching process.
  • Staff support services are activities associated with assisting the instructional staff with the content and process of providing learning experiences for pupils.
  • Administration includes activities associated with district-wide and building level managerial responsibility.
  • Fiscal services include those activities concerned with the financial operations of the District.
  • The operation and maintenance of plant includes all activities designed to keep the buildings, grounds and equipment in an effective working condition, comfortable and safe for use.
  • Transportation includes all activities concerned with the conveyance of students to and from school as provided by State law.
  • Other supporting services include costs associated with technology, communications and governance.
  • Extracurricular activities are student activities that provide opportunities to participate in experiences for purposes such as motivation, enjoyment and skill improvement.

Other includes items such as transfers and advances from one fund to another. EXPENDITURES: CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION PUPIL SUPPORT SERVICES STAFF SUPPORT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION FISCAL SERVICES OPERATION & MAINTENANCE TRANSPORTATION OTHER SUPPORTING SERVICES EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES OTHER AMOUNT $19,680,301 2,140,173 809,506 2,202,929 901,535 2,649,056 1,979,835 259,378 966,643 929,500 _ _ $32,518,856 % OF TOTAL 60.5% 6.6% 2.5% 6.8% 2.8% 8.1% 6.1% 0.8% 3.0% 2.8% _ _ 100.0% 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT FINANCIAL RECAP CONTINUED... OTHER 2.8% EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 3.0% OTHER SUPPORTING SERVICES 0.8% TRANSPORTATION 6.1% OPERATION & MAINTENANCE 8.1% FISCAL SERVICES 2.8% ADMINISTRATION 6.8% STAFF SUPPORT 2.5% PUPIL SUPPORT 6.6% CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION 60.5%

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HIGHLAND CONTINUES TO BE RECOGNIZED AMONG ‘BEST’ Located in Medina County, Ohio, Highland Local School District offers students an achievementoriented educational program and serves students from Hinckley, Granger, Sharon, Montville, Copley, Medina, Brunswick Hills and Wadsworth. We offer a comprehensive curriculum and our highly qualified teaching staff works to develop the abilities of each child. The District is constantly growing and striving to remain future-focused so that our students have the academic tools they need to succeed in the 21st Century and beyond.

Highland High School is ranked among the top 50 in the state by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News evaluated more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide. In Ohio, Highland ranked 43. “To be recognized as one of the top 15 high schools in Northeast Ohio and to be in the top 7 percent statewide, is a great accomplishment not only for Highland High School but for the entire district and community,” said Superintendent Catherine Aukerman. “We recognize that this is truly a team effort because without the strong academic foundation that is provided to our students at the elementary schools and middle school, and without the support of great families at home, this recognition at the high school level would not be possible. We are always proud to be recognized as one of the best.” In national rankings, Highland placed 1,242. Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students. U.S. News’ data for Highland included:
  • Total enrollment — 1,026;
  • Minority enrollment — 5 percent;
  • Student-teacher ratio — 22:1;
  • College readiness index — 41.2; 7 2017-18 Annual Report STAFF Statistics:
  • Number of Certificated Employees 207
  • Number of Non-Certificated Employees 166
  • Number of Administrators 10
  • Number of Building Principals 7
  • Average Classroom Teacher Salary $65,672*
  • Percentage of Highly Qualified Teachers 100% STUDENT Statistics:
  • Enrollment 3,300
  • Total Number of Graduates 271
  • PercentageofEconomicallyDisadvantagedStudents 7.72%
  • Percentage of Students with Disability 11.95% DISTRICT Statistics:
  • School District Area (Square Mileage) 78
  • Average Administrator-to-Student Ratio 1 : 226*
  • Average Expenditure Per Student $9,480*
  • State Average: $11,603*
  • Median Income in District $53,521*
  • Average Income in District $109,180* *Obtained from the most recent Profile Report published by the Ohio Department of Education.

DISTRICT PROFILE Highland Local School District is also among 447 districts across the U.S. and Canada to be named to the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll by the College Board. This is the fifth time that Highland has received this honor, which recognizes districts for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that these districts are successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.

  • AP tested — 49 percent;
  • AP passed — 80 percent;
  • Mathematics proficiency — 68 percent;
  • Reading proficiency — 74 percent. Highland’s Report Card can be found at www.ode.state.oh.us.
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Highland High School Student Section at Highland Stadium

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First Day for All HHS Students & Kindergartners BOE Meeting, 7 p.m. (HHS) Middle School Open House, 6:30-8 p.m. New-to-the-District Middle School Student Orientation, 6 p.m. (HMS) Sharon Bus Safety Program HMS Supply Sale & Registration Day, 12-7 p.m.

Kindergarten Orientation Granger Bus Safety Program Hinckley Bus Safety Program Sharon Bus Safety Program HHS Fall Football & Band Picture Day HMS Fall Sports Picture Day High School Picture Day Dates subject to change. Please check website for most current information. Elementary Open House, 7-8:30 p.m.

First Day for Students, Grades 1-9 Only 10 11 5 13 14 15 16 17 18 12 20 21 19 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1 2 3 30 Teachers Return to Work Preschool Parent Orientation HHS Band/Orchestra Demonstration for 5th Graders, 9:45 a.m. (HHS) School Offices Open AUGUST 2018 FinalForms Due Date AUG High School Open House, 6:30-8 p.m. (Freshman Parent Meeting, 6 p.m.; Senior Parent Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Hinckley Bus Safety Program All Staff Report to Opening Day Program 31 HHS Fall Sports Team Picture Day High School Schedule Pick-Up, 9 a.m. to 12 noon New Elementary Student Orientation, 9:30 a.m.

Grades 1-5 (Granger, Hinckley, Sharon) Professional Development Day (Staff Only) First Day for Preschool Students Granger Bus Safety Program HHS Speech & Debate Team Parent Meeting, 6:30 p.m. (Media Center) American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m. (HHS)

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Chain Links Club at Highland Middle School Highland Middle School 6th Grade Camp Model UN Program at Highland Middle School

1 10 11 12 13 14 15 9 17 18 16 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Labor Day NO SCHOOL BOE Meeting, 7 p.m. (HHS) College Now Meeting/ Financial Aid Night, 6:30-8 p.m. (HHS) Interims Highland Band Tag Day High School Conferences 4-7:30 p.m. 6th Graders at Camp Wanakee 6th Graders at Camp Wanakee Middle School Conferences 4-7:30 p.m. 6th Graders at Camp Wanakee Elementary Summer Reading Celebration Sharon School Picture Day National ACT Testing Date Sharon School Picture Day Annual Highland Athletic Boosters Pig Roast, 5 p.m., Highland Stadium Hinckley Barnes & Noble Book Fair Begins HHS Senior Panoramic Photo HHS Speech & Debate Team Mattress Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., (HHS) Hinckley Barnes & Noble Book Fair Ends Hinckley Read-A-Thon Begins Football Home Opener! Hornets vs North Royalton at Highland Stadium, 7 p.m.

28 29 Constitution Day Hinckley Family Fitness Night at Hinckley Reservation (Rain date 9/13) 5th Grade Parent Night for Band & Orchestra, 6:30 p.m. (HHS) SEPTEMBER 2018 Dates subject to change. Please check website for most current information. Sharon PTO Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser Begins Sharon PTO Walk-A-Thon Event SEPT 30 Washington, D.C. Chaperone Meeting, 7:30 p.m. (HMS) Medina Band Show, 7-9 p.m. (Medina High School) Highland Homecoming Dance, 7-10 p.m. (HHS) Homecoming Football Game vs. Revere, 7 p.m.

MakerSpace Program at Hinckley Elementary Grandparent’s Day at Hinckley Elementary Hinckley Elementary 5th Grade Paper Cranes Project

Columbus Day Halloween NEOEA Day NO SCHOOL End of 1st Grading Period BOE Meeting, 7 p.m. (HHS) Elementary Halloween Parties Granger Canned Food Drive Begins HMS Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m. (HHS) National ACT Testing Date Granger & Hinckley School Picture Day Report Cards Granger “People Together” Program Granger Food Drive Ends Granger & Hinckley School Picture Day The Music of Leonard Bernstein: The Best of All possible Worlds, presented by ORMACO, 8 p.m.

(HHS) Highland Foundation Fall Grant Applications Due Granger Book Fair Begins Hinckley Read-A-Thon Ends Hinckley Grandparents Day Hinckley Grandparents Day Highland Foundation Basket Event at Blue Heron Brewery, 6-10 p.m.

College Credit Plus Meeting, 6:30 p.m. (HHS) College Now / FAFSA Night, 4-9 p.m. (HHS) 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 14 22 23 21 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Middle School Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. Granger Book Fair Ends Sinfonia Orchestra & Choir, Fall Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS) OCTOBER 2018 Dates subject to change. Please check website for most current information. Sharon Fall Family Fun Night, 6 p.m. OCT 31 HMS/HHS Orchestra Concert, MS at 6:30 p.m. / HS at 8 p.m. (HHS) Red Ribbon Week

Performance by Students with Special Needs at Granger Elementary Natural History Museum Program at Granger Elementary Veteran’s Day Program at Granger Elementary

Veteran’s Day Conference Comp Day NO SCHOOL High School Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. High School Fall Sports Awards Assembly, 6:30 p.m. (HHS) Highland Foundation Annual Dinner & Auction at Weymouth Country Club HHS Winter Sports Picture Day Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL HHS Fall Musical, “Addams Family,” 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Day NO SCHOOL Interims BOE Meeting, 7 p.m. (HHS) Elementary Veteran’s Day Assemblies HMS Winter Sports Picture Day Granger Santa Shop Begins Hinckley 3rd & 4th Grade Musical, “Go West,” 7 p.m. National Honor Society Induction, 7 p.m. (HHS) 10 4 12 13 14 15 16 17 11 19 20 18 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 2 29 Middle School Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m.

Granger Barnes & Noble Book Fair, Montrose Location HMS Canned Food Drive Begins HHS Art Dept. Chili Cook-Off, 5-6:30 p.m.

HHS 10th Grade Parent Meeting (College & Career Readiness), 6:30 p.m. NOVEMBER 2018 Dates subject to change. Please check website for most current information. NOV 30 Veteran’s Day Observed Elementary Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. Elementary Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. Elementary Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. Granger Santa Shop Ends HHS Fall Musical, “Addams Family,” 7 p.m. HHS Fall Musical, “Addams Family,” 7 p.m.

One District, One Book Activity at Sharon Elementary Art Class at Sharon Elementary Sharon Elementary Science Olympiad Team

Christmas New Year’s Eve Winter Break NO SCHOOL HHS Band Concert, 7 p.m.

(HHS) BOE Meeting, 7 p.m. (HHS) Sharon Holiday Performance (Grades 2 & 3), 7 p.m. (HMS) HMS Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m. (HHS) Winter Break NO SCHOOL National ACT Testing Date Sharon PTO Holiday Shop Ends Granger Santa Breakfast, 9-11 a.m. Elementary Holiday Assemblies and Parties End of 2nd Grading Period HHS Choir Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS) Christmas Eve Winter Break NO SCHOOL Hanukkah Begins Winter Break NO SCHOOL HMS/HHS Orchestra Concert, MS at 6:30 p.m. / HS at 8 p.m. (HHS) District-wide Holiday Hat Fundraiser for United Way Hinckley Holiday Shop Begins Hinckley Holiday Shop Ends Winter Break NO SCHOOL Sharon PTO Holiday Shop Begins Sharon Canned Food Drive Ends HMS Band Concert, 7 p.m.

(HMS) HHS Black Box Play, 7 p.m.

HHS Black Box Play, 7 p.m. HHS Black Box Play, 7 p.m. 10 11 12 13 14 15 9 17 18 16 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Hanukkah Ends HMS Canned Food Drive Ends DECEMBER 2018 Dates subject to change. Please check website for most current information. DEC 31 Sharon Canned Food Drive Begins Sharon PTO Barnes & Noble Event, 6 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week at Highland High School Photography Class at Highland High School Robotics Club at Highland High School

Winter Break NO SCHOOL New Year’s Day Students Return Martin Luther King, Jr.

Day NO SCHOOL Report Cards Elementary Beach Party Day Highland Board of Education meeting dates for 2019 will be announced during the organizational meeting held in January. Please visit highlandschools.org for future meeting dates. Hinckley Father/Daughter Dance HHS Speech & Debate Team Community Night, 7 p.m. (HHS) 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 6 14 15 16 17 18 19 13 21 22 20 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 Winter Break NO SCHOOL Winter Break NO SCHOOL HHS Junior Parent Meeting, 6:30 p.m. (HHS) JANUARY 2019 Dates subject to change. Please check website for most current information.

JAN 31 Winter Break NO SCHOOL

COSI Assembly on ENERGY at Hinckley Elementary Mini Art Project at Hinckley Elementary Author Project at Hinckley Elementary

President’s Day NO SCHOOL Valentine’s Day Interims 5th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS) National ACT Testing Date 8th Grade Parent Meeting (for high school scheduling), 6:30 p.m. (HHS) Granger Talent Show, 7 p.m. (HHS) Middle School Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. High School Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. 11 12 13 14 15 16 10 18 19 17 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 1 Elementary Valentine’s Day Parties Granger 3rd Grade Concert, 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY 2019 Dates subject to change. Please check website for most current information. FEB 28 Sharon Play Production, 7 p.m.

High School Winter Formal Dance, 7 p.m. (HHS) HMS/HHS Orchestra Concert, MS at 6:30 p.m. / HS at 8 p.m. (HHS) HHS Mainstage Play Production, 7 p.m. HHS Mainstage Play Production, 7 p.m. HHS Mainstage Play Production, 7 p.m. HHS Band & Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS) HS Solo & Ensemble OMEA Contest (Location to be announced)

Annual Art Show at Granger Elementary Preschool Thanksgiving Celebration at Granger Elementary Annual Granger Elementary PTO Challenge

Hinckley Buzzard Day HMS Musical, “Singing in the Rain, Jr.,” 7 p.m.

(HHS) HMS Musical, “Singing in the Rain, Jr.,” 7 p.m. (HHS) Sharon 4th & 5th Grade Choir Concert, 7 p.m. (HMS) St. Patrick’s Day HHS Spring Sports Picture Day 8th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS) HMS Musical, “Singing in the Rain, Jr.,” 7 p.m. (HHS) Elementary Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. 7th Grade BIONIC Night (HMS) 8th Graders Return from Washington, D.C. 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. End of 3rd Grading Period Highland Foundation Spring Grant Applications Due Granger Father/Daughter Dance, 6:30 p.m.

Report Cards Sharon Play Production, 7 p.m. Sharon Play Production, 2 p.m. High School Winter Sports Awards Assembly, 6:30 p.m. (HHS) 11 12 13 14 15 16 10 18 19 17 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 1 28 29 30 Granger 4th Grade Concert & Celebration of the Arts MARCH 2019 Dates subject to change. Please check website for most current information. MAR 31 Spring Break NO SCHOOL Spring Break NO SCHOOL Spring Break NO SCHOOL Spring Break NO SCHOOL Spring Break NO SCHOOL Kindergarten Registration COSI Assembly at Granger COSI Assembly at Hinckley Hinckley Family Night COSI Assembly at Sharon COSI Assembly at Sharon HMS Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m.

(HHS) HHS Choir Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS)

BIONIC Night at Highland Middle School Highland Middle School Production of Shrek Jr. Learning About Ozobots at Highland Middle School

Conference Comp Day NO SCHOOL Mr. Hornet Contest, 7-10 p.m. (HHS) Passover Ends National ACT Testing Date Interims Elementary Sports Spirit Day Granger Volunteer Breakfast, 9 a.m. NO SCHOOL Easter Students Return Hinckley PTO Shred & Threads Day 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 14 22 23 21 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 24 25 26 27 28 29 Earth Day Hinckley 1st & 2nd Grade Musical, “The Box,” 7 p.m.

HMS Spring Sports Picture Day HHS Art Show Awards, 6:30 p.m. APRIL 2019 Dates subject to change. Please check website for most current information. HMS Art Show Begins (Highland Library) HMS Art Show Ends (Highland Library) APR 30 Good Friday Passover Begins High School Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m.

Sharon Scholastic Book Fair Begins Sharon Celebration of the Arts, 6:30-8 p.m. District Jazz Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS) Highland Prom at Weymouth Country Club from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; After Prom at Strongsville Rec Center from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Forces In Motion Assembly at Sharon Elementary Production of “Seussical” at Sharon Elementary Annual Art Show at Sharon Elementary Art Work by Josh Huebner

Last Day for Preschool Students Memorial Day NO SCHOOL HHS Spring Sports Awards Assembly, 6:30 p.m. HHS Choir Spring Spotlight, 7 p.m.

(HHS) 5th Grade DARE Graduation, 6 p.m. (HMS) 5th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS) HHS Band & Symphonic Band Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS) Medina County Career Center Awards Assembly, 7:30 p.m. (MCCC) HMS 6th & 7th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS) Graduation Practice, 9 a.m.; HHS Senior Picnic, 11 a.m. Granger PTO Plant Sale Highland Commencement Program, 11 a.m. (E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron) Sharon 5th Grade Graduation & Picnic Last Day for Students End of 4th Grading Period AP Testing Ends at HHS Last Day for HHS Seniors Granger 5th Grade Concert/Picnic Hinckley 5th Grade Recognition Program Granger Annual Walk-A-Thon HMS Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m.

(HHS) HMS & HHS Orchestra Concert, MS at 6:30 p.m. / HS at 8:30 p.m. (HHS) Teacher Appreciation Week Hinckley Volunteer Assembly,9:15 a.m. Hinckley PTO Plant Sale Hinckley PTO Plant Sale Hinckley Field Day (Rain date 5/29) AP Testing Begins at HHS 10 11 5 13 14 15 16 17 18 12 20 21 19 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1 2 3 30 Granger PTO Plant Sale Hinckley Kindergarten Sing-A-Long, 2:30 p.m. HMS 8th Grade Band & HHS Wind Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m. (HHS) NJHS Induction Ceremony, 9 a.m. (HMS) HHS Band Banquet, 6 p.m. MAY 2019 Dates subject to change.

Please check website for most current information. Sharon PTO Plant Sale Sports Physical Day MAY 31 Sharon Scholastic Book Fair Ends Sharon Volunteer Celebration, 2:30 p.m. Sharon Kindergarten Walking Field Trip Sharon 5th Grade Field Day Sharon 4th Grade Field Day Sharon 3rd Grade Field Day Sharon 2nd Grade Field Day Sharon 1st Grade Field Day Sharon Kindergarten Field Day HHS Thespian Banquet, 3 p.m.

State Choir Contest (HHS) State Choir Contest (HHS)

Art & Pottery Class at Highland High School Academic Challenge at Highland High School “Pride of Highland” Marching Band DARE Role Models at Highland High School

1 10 11 12 13 14 15 9 17 18 16 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 JUNE 2019 4th Annual Hornet Dash & Kids Fun Run JUNE 30 Last Day for Staff

5th Grade DARE Graduation Ceremony 5th Grade DARE Graduation Ceremony

Independence Day 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 14 22 23 21 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 2 3 4 5 Visit www.highlandschools.org for supply lists & important back-to-school information.

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IDEA-B: The Highland Local School District provides educational services to students with disabilities utilizing federal assistance through IDEA-B funds to enhance the basic program. An application is on file at the District’s Administration Building and is available for examination and recommendations by District residents. Questions or suggestions should be directed to: Director of Special Education, 3880 Ridge Rd., Medina. Ph: 330-239-1901, ext. 1256. NOTICE OF PARENTAL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 504: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a nondiscrimination statute barring discrimination on the basis of one’s disability.

It is the policy of the district not to discriminate on the basis of disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by the Act. The Act requires the district to locate, evaluate and determine if the student is a qualified individual requiring accommodation necessary to provide access to educational programs. Parents are entitled to have the opportunity to review relevant educational records under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Parents or guardians disagreeing with the decisions reached by school personnel for accommodations necessary for access to educational programming and/ or facilities may request a hearing before an impartial officer by notifying the school principal.

The district 504 coordinator is the Director of Special Education, 3880 Ridge Rd., Medina. Ph: 330-239-1901, ext. 1256. NOTE: Additional notices and Board of Education policies are available on the District website. To review specific notices and policies, visit www.highlandschools.org.

NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER FERPA FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years old certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are:
  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the District receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
  • A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
  • Upon request, the District discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
  • The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.

CHILD FIND: Local educational agencies are required under Federal Regulation 34 CFR 300.220 to initiate an awareness campaign to locate, identify and evaluate children with disabilities who may need special education or related services. This campaign is known as “Child Find.” Parents, relatives, public and private agencies and concerned citizens can help school districts find any child, age birth through 21 years, who may have a disability and need special education or related services. If you are aware of a Highland child who may have special needs and is currently not being served, call 330-239-1901, ext.

1256. ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION: The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act was signed into law on October 22, 1986. This act requires all school systems to develop an asbestos-containing material management plan. The Highland Local Schools’ plan was completed, approved and implemented in accordance with the law by August 1988. One aspect of this plan is an annual notice of the plan’s availability for public review. The Highland Asbestos-Containing Management Plan was developed by Hall-Kimbrell, an asbestos management planner, accredited by the State of Ohio. A copy of this plan is available for public inspection at the Highland Board of Education, 3880 Ridge Rd., Medina, OH, and at all school buildings, during normal business hours.

This plan may be reviewed by making a written request five days in advance.

32 APPROVED ONLINE CONTENT: Highland Local Schools has an extensive vetting process used to make sure all online software and apps comply with federal FERPA and COPPA laws. Links to approved software and the vetting process can be found on highlandschools.org. The requests are evaluated twice a year by our Data Privacy Committee. More information on COPPA and FERPA can be found at Privacy Technical Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Education: http:// ptac.ed.gov/ ANNUAL NOTICES

33 BOYS VARSITY SOCCER 8/17/2018 Buckeye Highland 7:00 PM 8/21/2018 Brunswick Away 7:00 PM 8/28/2018 Theo.

Roosevelt (Kent) Highland 7:00 PM 8/30/2018 Medina Highland 7:00 PM 9/4/2018 Revere Highland 7:00 PM 9/8/2018 Archbishop Hoban Highland 7:00 PM 9/11/2018 St. Vincent/St. Mary Away 8:00 PM 9/15/2018 Green Away 7:00 PM 9/17/2018 Aurora Away 7:00 PM 9/20/2018 Firestone Away 6:00 PM 9/25/2018 Copley Highland 7:00 PM 9/29/2018 Olmsted Falls Away 1:00 PM 10/2/2018 Tallmadge Away 7:00 PM 10/4/2018 CVCA Highland 7:00 PM 10/9/2018 Barberton Away 7:00 PM 10/11/2018 Wadsworth Highland 7:00 PM GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL 8/18/2018 Norton Away 12:00 PM 8/23/2018 Medina Highland 6:30 PM 8/28/2018 Theo. Roosevelt (Kent) Highland 7:00 AM 8/30/2018 Revere Highland 7:00 PM 9/6/2018 Aurora Away 6:30 PM 9/11/2018 Copley Highland 7:00 PM 9/13/2018 Tallmadge Away 6:30 PM 9/15/2018 Jackson Varsity Invitational Away 10:00 AM 9/17/2018 Barberton Away 6:30 PM 9/20/2018 Theo.

Roosevelt (Kent) Away 6:30 PM 9/25/2018 Revere Away 6:30 PM 9/29/2018 GlenOak & Canton Central Away 10:00 AM 10/2/2018 Aurora Highland 7:00 PM 10/4/2018 Copley Away 6:30 PM 10/6/2018 Avon Lake Invitational Away 10:00 AM 10/9/2018 Tallmadge Highland 6:30 PM 10/11/2018 Barberton Highland 7:00 PM ATHLETIC SCHEDULES VARSITY FOOTBALL 8/24/2018 Brunswick Away 7:00 PM 8/31/2018 Medina Away 7:00 PM 9/7/2018 North Royalton Highland 7:00 PM (HAB Pig Roast, Alumni Band Night) 9/14/2018 Theo. Roosevelt (Kent) Highland 7:00 PM (Youth Night) 9/21/2018 Revere Highland 7:00 PM (Homecoming, 8th Grade Band Night) 9/28/2018 Green Highland 7:00 PM (Senior Band Night) 10/5/2018 Aurora Away 7:00 PM 10/12/2018 Copley Highland 7:00 PM (Senior Football & Cheerleader Night/Band Glow Stick Show) 10/19/2018 Tallmadge Away 7:00 PM 10/26/2018 Barberton Away 7:00 PM GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER 8/17/2018 North Ridgeville Away 7:00 PM 8/22/2018 Norwalk Highland 7:00 PM 8/25/2018 Wooster Highland 3:00 PM 8/29/2018 Theo.

Roosevelt (Kent) Away 7:00 PM 9/5/2018 Revere Away 7:00 PM 9/8/2018 Normandy Highland 11:00 AM 9/10/2018 Green Highland 7:00 PM 9/12/2018 GlenOak Highland 7:00 PM 9/19/2018 Aurora Highland 7:00 PM 9/26/2018 Copley Away 7:00 PM 9/29/2018 Cuyahoga Falls Away 3:00 PM 10/1/2018 Wadsworth Highland 7:00 PM 10/3/2018 Tallmadge Highland 7:00 PM 10/6/2018 Firestone Highland 1:00 PM 10/8/2018 Perry-Massillon Away 7:00 PM 10/10/2018 Barberton Highland 7:00 PM FALL & WINTER SEASONS All games subject to change due to weather. For the most current schedules, please visit: HighlandHornets.net

34 GIRLS VARSITY GOLF 8/4/2018 Lady Rider Invitational Away 7:30 AM 8/7/2018 Blue Streak Golf Invitational Away 8:30 AM 8/8/2018 S.L. Preseason Golf Tournament Away 8:00 AM 8/13/2018 Hudson Explorers Golf Invitational Away 10:00 AM 8/18/2018 17th Midwest Golf Classic Away TBD 8/20/2018 Walsh Jesuit Golf Invitational Away 1:00 PM 8/22/2018 Revere High School Home 3:30 PM 8/23/ 2018 Tri Match with Kent and Medina Home 3:30 PM 8/25/2018 Independence Invitational Away 3:30 PM 8/27/2018 Lexington Golf Invitational Away 11:00 AM 9/10/2018 Canterbury Invitational Away 2:00 PM 9/12/2018 Copley High School Home 3:30 PM 9/13/2018 Medina Bees Golf Invitational Away 1:00 PM 9/15/2018 Arrow Golf Invitational Away 2:00 PM 9/26/2018 S.L.

Post Season Tourney Away 8:00 AM BOYS VARSITY GOLF 8/6/2018 Brunswick Tee-Off Classic Away 9:00 AM 8/7/2018 Nordonia Classic Away 8:00 AM 8/8/2018 Walker Jones Tournament Away 8:30 AM 8/9/2018 S.L. Preseason Golf Tournament Away 8:30 AM 8/10/2018 Trinity Golf Classic Away 8:45 AM 8/13/2018 Hudson Invitational Away 8:30 AM 8/15/2018 Brunswick High School Away 8:00 AM 8/16/2018 Medina County Quad Match Home 8:30 AM 8/23/2018 Theo. Roosevelt (Kent) Home 3:30 PM 8/27/2018 Revere High School Home 3:30 PM 8/29/2018 Medina High School Home 3:30 PM 9/6/2018 Aurora High School Away 3:30 PM 9/10/2018 General’s Cup at Wooster CC Away 10:00 AM 9/13/2018 Copley High School Home 3:30 PM 9/18/2018 Tallmadge High School Away 3:30 PM 9/20/2018 Barberton High School Away 3:15 PM 9/27/2018 S.L.

Postseason Tournament Away 8:30 AM FALL & WINTER SEASONS All games subject to change due to weather. For the most current schedules, please visit: HighlandHornets.net ATHLETIC SCHEDULES GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS 8/10/2018 OTCA Match TBD 4:00 PM 8/13/2018 Twinsburg Highland 10:00 AM 8/14/2018 North Royalton Away 9:00 AM 8/15/2018 Wooster Highland TBD 8/16/2018 Wadsworth Highland 3:30 PM 8/18/2018 Medina Doubles Tournament Away 8:00 AM 8/21/2018 Brecksville Away 4:00 PM 8/22/2018 Theo. Roosevelt (Kent) Highland 4:00 PM 8/24/2018 Avon Highland 4:00 PM 8/25/2018 Triway Invitational Away 7:20 AM 8/27/2018 Revere Highland 4:00 PM 8/29/1018 Firestone (Varsity Team B) Highland 4:00 PM 8/30/2018 Medina Away 3:30 PM 9/4/2018 Medina (Varsity B Team) Highland 4:00 PM 9/5/2018 Aurora Away 4:00 PM 9/6/2018 Nordonia Highland 4:00 PM 9/8/2018 Highland Invitational Highland 8:00 AM 9/10/2018 Copley Highland 4:00 PM Wadsworth (Varsity Team B) Away 4:00 PM 9/12/2018 Tallmadge Away 4:00 PM Manchester (Varsity Team B) Highland 4:00 PM 9/13/2018 Brunswick Highland 4:00 PM 9/17/2018 Barberton Away 4:00 PM 9/18/2018 Avon (Varsity Team B) Away 4:00 PM 9/21/2018 S.L.

Tourney Highland 7:30 AM 9/25/2018 Our Lady of the Elms Away 4:00 PM 9/26/2018 Hudson Away 4:00 PM 9/27/2018 North Canton Highland 4:15 PM Home of the Hornets!

35 BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL 11/30/2018 Brunswick Away 7:30 PM 12/4/2018 Firestone Highland 7:30 PM 12/7/2018 Theo. Roosevelt (Kent) Highland 7:30 PM 12/11/2018 Revere Highland 7:30 PM 12/14/2018 Wooster Away 7:30 PM 12/18/2018 Valley Forge Highland 7:30 PM 12/21/2018 Aurora Away 7:30 PM 1/2/2019 Buckeye Away 7:30 PM 1/4/2019 Copley Highland 7:30 PM 1/8/2019 Tallmadge Away 7:30 PM 1/11/2019 Barberton Away 7:30 PM 1/18/2019 Theo. Roosevelt (Kent) Away 7:30 PM 1/22/2019 Woodridge Highland 7:30 PM 1/25/2019 Revere Away 7:30 PM 1/29/2019 Maple Heights Highland 7:30 PM 2/5/2019 Aurora Highland 7:30 PM 2/8/2019 Copley Away 7:30 PM 2/12/2019 Coventry Away 7:30 PM 2/15/2019 Tallmadge Highland 7:30 PM 2/19/2019 Wadsworth Away 7:30 PM 2/22/2019 Barberton Highland 7:30 PM GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL 11/23/2018 Rittman Classic Away 5:15 PM 12/1/2018 Theo.

Roosevelt (Kent) Away 2:30 PM 12/5/2018 Revere Away 7:30 PM 12/8/2018 Northwestern Highland 2:30 PM 12/12/2018 Aurora Highland 7:30 PM 12/15/2018 Copley Away 2:30 PM 12/17/2018 Normandy Away 7:30 PM 12/19/2018 Medina Highland 7:30 PM 12/22/2018 Buckeye Highland 2:30 PM 12/29/2018 Padua Franciscan Highland 2:30 PM 1/5/2019 Barberton Highland 2:30 PM 1/9/2019 Tallmadge Highland 7:30 PM 1/12/2019 Theo. Roosevelt (Kent) Highland 2:30 PM 1/16/2019 Parma Away 7:30 PM 1/19/2019 Revere Highland 2:30 PM 1/23/2019 Brunswick Away 7:30 PM 1/26/2019 Aurora Away 2:30 PM 1/30/2019 Copley Highland 7:30 PM 2/6/2019 Tallmadge Away 7:30 PM 2/9/2019 Hudson Away 7:30 PM 2/13/2019 Barberton Away 7:30 PM ATHLETIC SCHEDULES FALL & WINTER SEASONS Schedules were current at time of publication and are subject to change.

Please visit the Highland athletic website for the most up-to-date sports and schedule information, including all spring season, junior varsity, freshman and middle school athletic schedules: WWW.HIGHLANDHORNETS.NET To become a Highland season ticket holder, contact The Athletic Department at 330.239.1901, ext. 5400. The Booster Club sells all family & adult passes. BOYS & GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY 8/18/2018 OHSAA Preseason Meet (Girls) Away TBD 8/25/2018 Berkshire Early Bird Invit. (Boys) Away 8:00 AM Golden Eagle Invit. (Girls) Away 9:00 AM 9/1/2018 S.L. Super Duals Away 9:00 AM 9/8/2018 Tiffin CC Festival (Girls) Away TBD Jackson Invit.

(Boys) Away TBD 9/15/2018 Boardman Spartan Invit. Away 1:00 PM 9/22/2018 Strongsville Fleet Invit. Away 10:00 AM 10/6/2018 Medina Festival Away 9:30 AM 10/11/2018 S.L. Championship Meet Away 4:00 PM

HIGHLAND LOCAL SCHOOLS 3880 RIDGE ROAD MEDINA, OHIO 44256 WWW.HIGHLANDSCHOOLS.ORG FACEBOOK.COM/HIGHLAND.SCHOOLS

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