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April 19, 2018
 



BREAKFAST LUNCH
Fri., April 20: Breakfast Wraps Shredded Pork Sandwich
Mon., April 23: Hash Brown Bake Burritos
Tues., April 24: Cereal Turkey Subs
Wed., April 25: Donuts Spaghetti
Thurs., April 26: Omelets Hannah’s Favorite- Flatbread Pizza

NOTICE OF LOCATION AND METHOD FOR COUNTING ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned Clerk of Highwood K12 School District No. 4, Chouteau County, State of Montana that Absentee Ballots for the School Election held on the 8th, day of May, 2018, will be counted at the Highwood Public School on election day.  And these Absentee Ballots will be hand counted directly after the close of the polls in conjunction with all election ballots. 
DATED this 23rd day of April, 2018                                                                District Clerk:  Arlene D Hartman


HIGH SCHOOL TRACK SCHEDULE
Sat., April 21: Choteau Track Meet time TBA
Thurs., April 26: Froshmore Track Meet Power time TBA
Sat., April 28: Belt/Fairfield Track Meet Great Falls time TBA


MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK SCHEDULE
Fri., April 20: Simms 10:00 A.M.
Fri., April 27: Ft. Benton time: TBA
Fri., May 4: North Star in Havre 12:30 P.M.
Mon., May 7: Belt 3:00 P.M.
Tues,. May 8: Districts in Lewistown 9:30 A.M.
Sat., May 12: Lewistown time: TBA


HIGH SCHOOL GOLF SCHEDULE
Fri., April 20: Conrad 9:00 A.M. cancelled
Sat., April 21: Fairfield 9:00 A.M.cancelled
Fri., April 27: Ft. Benton 9:00 A.M.
Sat.., April 28: Choteau 9:00 A.M.


MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATER PRODUCTION OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Highwood School is excited to welcome Missoula Children’s Theater back into the community during the week of
April 23-27.  Auditions for the production of Alice in Wonderland will be held on Monday, April 23, from 3:20 - 5:20 P.M. in the Highwood gymnasium. Everyone auditioning for a part is required to be present for the entire two hour audition. Auditions are open to students in grades K-12.  No advance preparation is necessary for the audition, but a smile never hurts.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP
All children turning 4 years of age on or before September 10, 2018 are invited to join Mrs. Gondeiro on Tuesday, May 15, from 8:00-11:45 A.M. to discover the wonderful world of Pre-Kindergarten in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year. Letters of invitation will be sent out in the near future. Please RSVP the school at 733-2081 if your child will be attending.

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP
This year’s Kindergarten Round-Up is Monday, May 14, from 11:45 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Those students in this year’s
Pre-K class will be attending. Any perspective students of Kindergarten age for the 2018-2019 school year, are encouraged to attend! Please RSVP the school by calling 733-2081.

ELECTION UPDATE
As of 5:00 P.M., Thursday, April 5, the deadline comes to a close to register as a write-in candidate for School Board Trustee. We have two individuals, Deb Davison and Jason Laws, who are seeking election for the 1-year term. They will be on the May 8, 2018 ballot.
 
The voters of Highwood School District will also be voting on the renewal of the building reserve levy. The current building reserve levy is a five year levy and has reached the 5th year. Although the State of Montana allows school districts to lengthen the duration of building reserve levies and/or permissively levy funds for this same purpose, the board of trustees chose to seek renewal of the levy for the same duration of 5 years and at the same value as in the past, $55,000/year.  This levy provides the school district funds for the purpose of equipping, furnishing, construction,
improving or repair and maintenance of school buildings or systems contained herein, as needed for school purposes in the district.
 
To name just a few needs, the district is facing a major sewer repair to the locker rooms this summer as well as the replacement of aging water lines for the sprinkler system.  We truly appreciate your continual support to maintain the building and grounds. See you May 8, between noon and 8:00 P.M. for the election!

STANDARDIZED TEST SCHEDULE:  LET’S PERFORM HIGHWOOD STRONG!
MARCH 21 – MAY 25       Smarter Balanced Assessment         Grades 3-8
The state of Montana will once again be administering the Smarter Balanced assessments this spring.  Highwood students performed well on the 2017.  Smarter Balanced assessments, and we’re hoping to improve their scores in 2018.  Smarter Balanced testing is underway now at Highwood School.  It is important for your children to be rested and ready to perform their best on testing days.

Teachers will let students and parents know when testing will take place, so please make every effort to have your child in school on the testing dates.  Thank you!      

IT’S LITTLE CAESAR PIZZA KIT TIME!
Several high school students are planning to attend the National Student Council Conference in Wayzata, Minnesota at the end of June.  They will be taking your orders for Little Caesar Pizza Kits or Little Caesar Cookie Dough in April.  If you don’t get a phone call and you are interested in ordering pizza kits, don’t hesitate to call or stop by the school office.  Pat, Willow, or Mrs. Suberg will be happy to take your orders.    
            
45th ANNUAL NORTHWEST OUTDOOR WRITERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCES
The Northwest Outdoor Writers Association’s (NOWA) 45th annual conference will be held April 26-29, 2018 in Choteau, Montana at the Stage Stop Inn Conference Center.  NOWA extended an invitation to Highwood middle school and high school students to attend one day of the conference.  The following middle school students accepted the offer and will be attending the conference on April 28: Lauren Crowder, Trinity Tinsen, Cami Prosser, Alahna Ward, Ellie Aron, Bryson Bahnmiller, Sarah Davison, Olivia Laws, Sam Smith, Lydia Nelson and Conner Zanto.

Organizers were thoughtful to schedule the following student-friendly seminars for our students:      
  • Grizzlies at your Doorstep
  • Creative Use of Aperture and Shutter Speed
  • How to Write Profitable, Award-Winning Sentences
  • Creating Wildlife Art for the Fun of it

Highwood School wishes to thank Mr. Jerry Townsend who helped to make this opportunity possible.  Sandy Jamieson, a good friend of Jerry’s, is an artist who will be the presenter for the Wildlife Art session our students will attend.

DRIVERS EDUCATION MEETING
There will be a mandatory Driver’s Education meeting in the Highwood school library on Tuesday, April 25, 2018  or parents and students interested in taking Driver’s Education. Students must be 14 years of age by May 11, 2018 in order to be eligible for Driver’s Education this year.

SMITHSONIAN 2020 TRIP INITIAL MEETING
All Highwood Freshman and Sophomores, their parents, as well as any interested community members in traveling to the Eastern Seaboard in 2020 are invited to a meeting in Mr. Gondeiro’s room on Wednesday, May 2, at 6:00 P.M., preceding the Winter Sports Award banquet at 7:00 P.M..  This meeting will outline the trip and provide information on the cost of the trip in March of 2020 as well as detail fundraising opportunities for our students.  If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please to not hesitate to contact Mr. Gondeiro.  See you soon!

COMMUNITY NEWS

C BAR N SUMMER CAMPS
It's time to be thinking about summer camp again! Montana Wilderness School of the Bible/C Bar N offers camps for kids entering grade 3 through those completing grade 12.  Just outside of Augusta, Montana, C Bar N is located in a beautiful mountain setting.  Kids camp for those entering grades 3-6 is held June 12-15. Cost is $125.00. Junior high camp for those entering grades 6-9 is June 18-22. Cost is $135.00.Senior high camp for those completing grades 8-12 is June 25-29. Cost is $135.00. Many Highwood kids have enjoyed these camps over the years. For more information or to register online go to their website cbarnmission.org/camps Scholarships are available.  Contact Susie Ripley at 621-0125.

3 RIVERS TECH CLASS
3 Rivers Communications invites Highwood residents to participate in a free tech class in the FACS Room at Highwood School on Saturday, April 21, from 10:00-3:30.  Attendees should bring their computers.

SUMMER SWIM TEAM
Any students in grades K-12 who are interested in participating in summer swim team are invited to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, April 22, at 2:00 P.M. at Fort Benton High School.

T-BALL AND LITTLE LEAGUE
Please contact Dave Crowder at (406) 868-8359 or david.crowder.mt@gmail.com if you are interested in your children playing T-Ball or Little League.  Practices will start the beginning of May with a four week season, two games per week in the evenings.  The season ends the third week of June.  A player's age group is determined by his/her age on May 1, 2018. T-Ball ages are 6-9 for boy's 6-10 for girls, Little League ages are 10-13.

FREE HUNTER EDUCTION AND FIREARM SAFETY CLASS
A Free Hunter Education and Firearm Safety Class will be held at the Highwood Community Hall in Highwood, MT, Monday April 30, 2018 through Saturday from May 5, 2018.  Classes will be from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Monday
through Friday and on Saturday 8:00 A.M. until noon. Registration is on the MT FWP.gov web site. Follow links to Education and Hunter Education. Look for April 30, 2018 date and scroll down to Highwood. Parents or guardians must accompany youth to register the first night of class if not done online.  The class is open to adults as well as youth who are at least 10 years old by the first day of class. Youth 11 years of age who reach 12 years of age by January 16, 2018, may take the class and will be able to hunt after August 15, 2018. Youth ages 12 through 17 years old are required to take Hunter Education to hunt in Montana. All first time adult hunters born after January 1, 1985 must complete a Hunter Education Class before purchasing a Montana hunting license.
   
Students from Highwood can pick up their Hunter Ed. Student Manuals from the Highwood school office. Students from out of town please call Dan Grove at 406-733-2125 or 406-750-9470 or email him at dagroves05@yahoo.com to get manuals to you. Please read and answer quizzes at the end of each chapter prior to the first night of class. Adults 18 or older may use Hunter Ed. Class as prerequisite for a Concealed Weapon carry permit. For more information, contact Dan Grove at 406-733-2125 or Scott Tinklenberg at 406-733-2314.   

WEEKLY CHURCH SERIVES
You are invited to the Highwood Community Hall for Christian fellowship, worship and teaching every Sunday at 9:00 A.M. This week’s message will be given by Mr. Bob Meehan, from the New City Church. There is also a special time just for the kids!

BOOSTER CLUB MEETING
The Booster Club will be holding a meeting on May 3, at 3:30 P.M., in the school library. Election of new officers will be held as well as reviews of recent fund raising and donations. All positions of officers are open. If you have any questions, please call Terry Adamson at 738-4567.
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                          

MEALS IN MINUTES

RECYCLING BONANZA
   
                                                                                                                               
NATIONAL ANTHEM CONTEST

6TH ANNUAL CHOTEAU COUNTY AGRICULTURE DAY








 

 



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Highwood Public Schools
160 West Street South
Highwood, MT 59450
(406)733-2081
 Superintendent
 Jane Suberg
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