Happening this week.
November 15, 2018
|Fri., Nov. 16:
||Sweet and Sour or Teriyaki Chicken
|Mon., Nov. 19:
||Beef or Cheese Ravioli
|Tues., Nov. 20:
|Wed., Nov. 21:
|Thurs., Nov. 22:
SCHOOL WILL RELEASE AT 2:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20,
FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.
THERE IS NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21-23
SCHOOL WILL RESUME ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26!
OCEAN PEAK CAMP UPDATED MEETING TIMES
Monday, Nov. 19 Monday, Nov. 26
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Students in grades K thru 5 are invited to attend Ocean Camp.
O.C. meets directly after school until 5:00 P.M. on the dates
provided above. We hope to see you there!
UPCOMING PEAK CAMP
Do you have an interest in building things? If so, Christmas STEM
Challenge Camp will be just right for you!!!
S.T.E.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, & math.
During camp, we'll get a chance to practice many skills required
in each of those subjects.
Help Santa and friends solve problems. How can we help the Gingerbread
Man cross the stream before he is caught is just one example? If this
sounds like a fun time, and you believe you have the skills needed to
help Santa and his friends, be sure to come to Christmas STEM Challenge
More details about camp will be released soon, so be on the lookout!
If you ordered a wreath through the Highwood MIddle School Wreath
Sales, please go to the B.O.R. building to pick up your wreath on
either Monday, November 19, between 3:15 P.M. and 4:30 P.M. or Tuesday,
20, between 2:15 P.M. and 3:15 P.M. All payments are due at the time of
pick up. If you have any questions, please contact the school at
733-2081. Most importantly, we would like to thank you for your support
of the Highwood Middle School. We are always amazed by the generosity
of the Highwood Community.
17th ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE TREES
The holidays are a wonderful time for family and friends. They
are also a time for remembering loved ones who are no longer living.
It’s hard to believe that the Remembrance Tree tradition is 17
years old. The High School Student Council is once again
sponsoring the annual Remembrance Tree program to honor and celebrate
the lives of our loved ones who are deceased. Christmas trees filled with
lights to honor these individuals will be on display in front of the
school from November 25 until New Year’s Day.
Bulbs, in memory of friends or loved ones, may be purchased for $5.00.
Orders for bulbs must be received by Friday, November 23,
2018. A lighting ceremony for the Remembrance Trees is scheduled
for Sunday, November 25, at 4:30 P.M. Those who purchase bulbs
are invited to add their bulbs to the tree when the names of their
loved ones are read during the ceremony. The community is invited
to attend the lighting ceremony on November 25. The lighting of
the community Christmas tree will be held in conjunction with the
Remembrance Tree ceremony! In the event of inclement weather, the
ceremony will be moved inside.
Order forms were mailed out last week. You may also call the school
office to place an order. (733-2081) Proceeds from the
Remembrance Trees are used to purchase Christmas gifts for
underprivileged children in Chouteau County.
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: BATTLE OF THE SEXES WRAPPING UP!
In cooperation with the local food bank, Highwood School is providing
Thanksgiving food baskets to families in our community through our
annual November food drive. Instead of gathering food items this
year, we have been collecting money during November to purchase the
items for the food baskets. The Highwood High School Student
Council chose BATTLE OF THE SEXES (Girls vs. Boys) as the theme for the
2018 food drive. The winning gender (most money collected) will select
three students and/or teachers from the opposite gender to take a pie
in the face in front of the entire student body at the conclusion of
the food drive on Tuesday, November 20. Jars marked Girls and
Boys are on a table in the lunchroom where students can deposit their
In addition to raising money through the money jars, money will be
collected in a number of other ways:
• Staff and students may pay $1.00
per day to wear a hat to school until November 20.
• Staff and students may pay $1.00
to wear pajamas every Tuesday until November 20.
• Staff may pay $1.00 per day to
wear jeans to school until November 20. (Fridays are
Thank you for your support of our annual Thanksgiving food drive!
Mark your calendars now for the Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December
18! You won’t want to miss this event!
LIFETOUCH PICTURE RETAKES
Lifetouch will be here Tuesday, November 27, to do picture retakes
needed from the fall portraits taken in August. If your student missed
picture day last August and you need a picture taken, this is your
opportunity. If you need the picture retaken from August, you must
provide the envelope of pictures to the photographer on November 27.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 733-2081.
MOUNTAINEER PRIDE DAY – STRONG SHIRTS
Every Friday is Mountaineer Pride/STRONG Friday at Highwood School.
Students and staff are encouraged to show their school spirit by
wearing their new STRONG shirts every Friday. All students (Pre-K
– 12) received a new STRONG shirt during Homecoming Week.
Students must be wearing their STRONG shirts on Fridays to be eligible
SHOP CLASS IS LOOKING FOR DONATIONS
The Highwood shop class is looking for donations of gas-driven lawn
mower engines that are not in use anymore. The class would like to
start a unit on gas-powered small engines, and they would use the
donated engines to assist in their learning process. Any donations can
be dropped off at the back of the shop. Thank you!
BEEF FOR BURGER
Attention ranchers! Would you like to donate a beef for burger to the
Highwood School District to facilitate using local beef in our School
Lunch program? If so, here is your opportunity to put your name in the
hat to be randomly chosen to provide a USDA Federally Inspected beef.
The donation would include the beef and transporting the beef to and
from the USDA processing facility. The District will cover the
How does it work? If you ranch in the Highwood School District #4 or
have students who attend Highwood Public School, you qualify. Please
call or email Jane Suberg or Arlene Hartman if you are interested in
participating. Please phone 406-733-2081 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Thank you for providing beef for our students!
SMITHSONIAN FRUIT SALES
The Highwood Smithsonian students are once again selling oranges,
grapefruit, mandarins, and coffee in an effort to raise funds for their
Eastern Seaboard trip in 2020. Please contact a sophomore or
junior if you have not been contacted to place your order. Or if
you wish, you may contact the office at the school. Prices are
$28.00 for 20# of oranges or grapefruit, $49.00 for 40# of oranges or
grapefruit, and $14.00 for 5# of mandarins or an order of coffee.
Thank you for your continued support of the Highwood Smithsonian
YEARBOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!
The 2017-2018 yearbooks have arrived! They are available for purchase
in the school office for $25.00.
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS, MAKERS, ARTISANS!
"The Christmas Market" is Dec 15, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. at Great Falls
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 600 3rd Ave N. This is a
last chance to sell your amazing goods to Holiday shoppers! There is a
$20.00 booth fee. Please contact Gretchen at firstname.lastname@example.org
FIBER ART DAY WORKSHOP
This workshop is an overview of the fiber arts exploring felting,
weaving and spinning. Students will make their own felted hat/vessel
using wet and dry methods. We will also experience weaving on a loom
and spinning yarn, as we discuss the basics of animal and plant fibers,
and textile history. Ages 14 and up: $45.00--includes all materials.
The workshop is November 10, 12:00-4:00 P.M. at Paris Gibson Museum of
Art. 1400 1st Ave N. Great Falls. 727-8255. The instructor is Gretchen
Wilson. Please contact the museum to register!
The Community Bible Church in Fort Benton is hosting a Santa’s Mall at
the Community Bible Hall, 1600 Main, Ft. Benton on December 1 from 9:00
All children kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to purchase
Christmas gifts for their parents, sisters, brothers, friends and
others. The purchase price will start at $.25 and will not exceed
$3.00. There will be free gift wrapping. Please have name tags made out
and ready to go (we do have them if some do not have any). Hot
chocolate and goodies for the parents are available while waiting for
the kids to shop in the waiting room. (no parents are allowed while
kids are shopping) We will have helpers for the kids who need some
assistance while shopping. Santa will be there to give out goodie bags.
If you have questions, please call Diane Jones at 406-270-7021.
CHRISTMAS IN THE HIGHWOODS
KEEPING SAFE ONLINE flyer
HIGHWOOD WOMEN'S CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
UNDER THE SEA - PEAK CAMP
OF SUPPORT FOR GRANT
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160 West Street South
Highwood, MT 59450