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SCHOOL RELEASES AT 2:00 P.M. ON FRIDAYS

September 29, 2016


LUNCH BREAKFAST
Friday, Sept. 30: Burritos Biscuits & Gravy
Mon., Oct. 3: Chicken Wrap Cereal
Tues., Oct. 4: Turkey Sub Scrambled Eggs
Wed., Oct. 5: Hamburger Bagel & Cream Cheese
Thurs., Oct. 6: Baked Potato w/Cheese Sauce Hard Boiled Egg

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE ITEMS FOR THE FIXINGS OF THE HOMECOMING CHILI FEED, A FUND RAISER FOR THE HIGHWOOD BOOSTER CLUB, PLEASE CONTACT TERRY AT THE SCHOOL (733-2081)


RIVAL HS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Fri., Sept. 30: Rivals vs. Valier (A) 7:00 P.M.
Fri., Oct. 7: Rivals vs. Sunburst (H) 7:00 P.M. Homecoming!
Fri., Oct. 14: Rivals vs. Big Sandy (A) 7:00 P.M.
Wed., Oct. 19: Rivals vs. North Star (A) 1:00 P.M.


RIVAL MS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Thurs., Sept. 29: Rivals vs. Big Sandy 5:00 P.M. Please note addition to schedule
Fri., Sept. 30: Rivals vs. Valier (A) 4:00 P.M. Please note change of date
Fri., Oct. 7: Rivals vs. Sunburst (H) 4:00 P.M. Homecoming!
Thurs., Oct. 13: Rivals vs. DGS (A-Denton) Please note addition to schedule


RIVAL HS VOLLEYBALL
Thurs., Sept. 29: Rivals vs. Centerville (A) 6:00/+20 Please note change of date
Sat., Oct. 1: Ft. Benton Showcase TBA
Thurs., Oct. 6: Rivals vs. Cascade (H) 6:00/+20
Sat., Oct. 8: Rivals vs. Roy/Winifred (H-Geraldine) 6:00/+20
Tues., Oct. 11: Rivals vs. Ft. Benton (A) 6:00/+20 This game was originally scheduled for Oct. 18, this is a change!


RIVAL MS VOLLEYBALL
Thurs., Sept. 29: Rivals vs. Centerville (A) 4:00/5:00 Please note change of date
Sat., Oct. 1: Rivals vs. Ft. Benton (H-Geraldine) 9:00/10:00 AM
Thurs., Oct. 6: Rivals vs. Power (A) 4:00/5:00
Oct. 13-15: Middle School Tournament at MSDB TBA
         
HOMECOMING NEXT WEEK!
Please see the attached schedule of homecoming events!

homecoming info


BOOSTER CLUB HOMECOMING CHILI FEED!
The Booster Club is once again planning their annual Chili Dinner Fund Raiser during the homecoming football games on Friday, October 7th. The Booster Club is in need of donated ingredients for Kendra’s delicious chili. Anyone wishing to donate items needed to make the chili please contact Terry Adamson at the school (733-2081) or at home (738-4567). Donated pies are also needed for the chili feed! Please contact Charla Prosser at 738-4344 if you are able to donate a pie!

CHOUTEAU COUNTY FLU SHOT CLINIC
The Chouteau County Health Department will be offering a flu shot clinic at the school for interested students and staff the morning of Thursday, October 13th. Attached to this newsletter are the consent and information forms. If you wish your student to receive a flu vaccine, the completed consent form and $25.00 fee (or complete the necessary insurance information on the consent form) must be returned to the school office on Monday, October 3rd.

TOWEL FEES
We still have several student athletes who have not turned in their $20.00 towel fee. Student athletes are required to pay a towel fee each year. The towel fee covers the cost of laundering towels used by student athletes throughout the year. In addition, this year, the fee includes a pass for student athletes to all Geraldine home games. Up until now the price of the towel fee has not increased in nearly 20 years. The cost this year is $20.00 per student or $50.00 per family of three or more student athletes. Please be certain your student athlete brings their towel fee to the school office.

MUSICAL DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR!
This year the fall concert will be on Tuesday, October 25th, at 7:00 P.M. The Christmas Concert will be Tuesday, December 20th, at 7:00 P.M. In addition, there will be a Winter Musical on March 8th!

SCRIBO!
FIRST ANNUAL……..HIGHWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL JOURNAL OF LITERATURE
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 2016
JOURNAL THEME: This year, the journal will be guided by the concept: “One tree, many leaves.” Even though we're all part of the same great school, we're all individuals with our own perspectives and feelings. Students will not be required to write to a specific theme. The goal of our first issue is to allow students to showcase their creativity uninhibited—with works as unique and wonderful as they themselves!
SUBMISSION IS OPEN TO ALL HIGHWOOD STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS!
PLEASE SUBMIT A DIGITAL COPY OF YOUR WORK TO MR. MATSKO @ ymatsko@highwood.k12.mt.us! SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 18th, 2016
SHORT STORIES:
          Must be under 7,500 words            Can be any genre of fiction or even creative nonfiction!
POEMS:
         Can be up to 100 lines                Can be any form (sonnet, haiku, free verse, etc.)
CRITICAL ESSAYS:
         Must contain a works cited or bibliography    Can be 1200 words or under
OTHER:
         If you have an idea for a piece that doesn't quite fit the above categories (such as a piece of visual storytelling),
         please discuss it with Mr. Matsko before submission.

COMMUNITY NEWS


WEDDING SHOWER
There will be a wedding shower for Megan Grossman on Thursday, September 29th, at 6:30 P.M. at the Community Hall.

HIGHWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB
The Highwood Women’s Club will be having their “kick-off” dinner meeting on Thursday, October 13th, 6:00 P.M. at Elmo’s Highwood Bar. The club theme this year is “Singing in the Rain!” Come enjoy a fun evening, wonderful meal (for only $12.00!) and help plan the year’s events to make Highwood an even more wonderful place to be! Please RSVP to Beth Rood at roodmom@gmail.com or 750-7323 by October 5th.

CHILD FIND
Chouteau County Joint Services will be conducting “Child Find” for children ages 3 to 5 years who are not currently enrolled in school. Child Find is for the sole purpose, through assessment in the areas of speech/language, motor, for instance, of finding those young children who are suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education. The school psychologist, Ms. Vici Withrow, will be conducting the assessment on the morning of Wednesday, October 12, 2016, beginning at 9:30 A.M. Appointments are necessary, so that children can be seen in a timely manner. Therefore, please call Mrs. Pat Gray or Mrs. Willow Tinklenberg at the school (733-2081) to schedule a time on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ARROWHEAD 4-H NEWS!
The first meeting of the Arrowhead 4-H Club for the 2016-2017 Year will be held on October 9th at 2:00 PM at the Highwood Hall.  In addition to our meeting, we will be having a make-your-own pizza party.  Anyone interested in 4-H is encouraged to attend a meeting and has no obligation to join. 
 
The Arrowhead 4-H Club has grown considerably over the last several years and includes a very active, dedicated group of members and leaders.  The club meets on the second Sunday of each month where members have the opportunity to share 4-H related experiences, plan community service activities, practice running meetings and participate in project work.  Members of the Arrowhead Club completed many different projects last year. Some of those projects included Market Swine, Market Lamb, Cooking, Dog Obedience, Archery, Knitting, Art and Leatherwork.  The club is involved in community service activities such as the Adopt-A-Highway road clean-up and creating Christmas centerpieces to add to the Highwood Food Pantry Christmas baskets and for tables at the Highwood Senior Center.  Members of the club and their families also enjoy some just-for fun group activities, such as an annual ski day.
 
4-H is America’s largest youth development organization. It has been in existence for over 100 years and is present in every Montana county.  In 4-H, youth members select from over 200 hands-on projects, based on their interests in many diverse areas such as health, science, agriculture and citizenship.  Projects are completed with the guidance of adult mentors throughout the year. The 4-H projects and activities allow members the opportunity to explore their interests, develop and demonstrate practical life skill and serve their community.  Youth that will turn 9 years old between October 1st, 2016 and September 30th, 2017 are eligible to be members.  Youth that will turn 6 years old between October 1st, 2016 and September 30th, 2017 are eligible to be Cloverbuds.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Crowder at 733-2318 or via email at crowder0610@msn.com.

ART RETREAT FOR ALL
Great Falls Spinners Guild invites all comers to a fall retreat exploring textile arts on October 28-29. The retreat is being held at the Poor Clares Monastery, Great Falls (behind Benefis).
Friday evening features:
Spin-In and Slide Show with Linda Poole of Prairie Shepherd Ranch in Malta. Linda grows "designer fleeces" for the national fiber art market with several 100 sheep. She uses a wide variety of breeds for many fiber effects. FREE!
Saturday Classes feature:
1) Cards with Cathy: Master fiber artist, Cathy Marquard teaches card-weaving and back strap loom techniques. This class is suitable for beginners and pros. All materials are included. Cost is $10-20.00
2) Yarn bombing!: Young fiber artist Rachael Marjamaa shares the history of this intriguing new urban art form and leads us in a Holiday project to beautify Great Falls. Cost is $10-20.00
Overnight Friday at the Monastery: Excellent project-time, plus all the fun! Apartments accommodating 3-5 people are available at a cost of $26.00 each.  You may mix and match any or all of the activities. No previous yarn-fiber-textile experience is necessary! (Overnight space is limited). Call or email Gretchen Wilson for more information or to sign up. (733-6311 or gretchenandrob@gmail.com)

TRUNK OR TREAT TRAIL TREK!
The Arrowhead 4-H club is celebrating the new Highwood Trail with a "Trunk or Treat Trail Trek" on Halloween night!
The Trunk or Treat is a popular idea in many towns. People park their cars in a central location and give out candy to trick or treaters from their trunks. Trunks are often decorated in amazing displays and everyone has license to dress up! The practice grew from a desire to provide a safe place for kids to trick or treat away from busy roads. The new Highwood Trail was created to provide a safe alternative for non-motorized travelers away from the busy highway. Putting these two good ideas
together seemed a perfect match to Arrowhead 4-hers! All community members are invited to park anywhere along the trail and enjoy Halloween with our kids with candy and treats.

Decorations and costumes are encouraged but not required.  Folks with homes along the trail may want to set up a table at trailside to join in the fun! Kids can pick up free glow-bracelets, goodie bags and trail maps from Arrowhead club members and follow the trail through town sampling goodies in their best costumes. Festivities at the Highwood Hall will complete the evening! More details will be coming soon.

GOOD NEWS CLUB
The first Good News Club will take place on Tuesday, October 4.  Good News Club is an inter-denominational Christian after-school program for grades K - 5 and includes a snack, song time, a bible story and more! It will take place on Tuesday afternoons at the Highwood Methodist Church from the time school ends until 5:00 P.M. Students ride the bus from the school to the Methodist Church. For questions please call Willow Tinklenberg at 733-2314 or Jenni Bryce at 738-4283. We would love to have your kids join us! 




 

 

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