|Fri., Nov. 17:
|Mon., Nov. 20:
|Tues., Nov. 21:
|Wed., Nov. 22:
|Thurs., Nov. 23:
THANKSGIVING BREAK IS NOVEMBER 22-24.
ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, SCHOOL WILL RELEASE AT 2:00 P.M.
SCHOOL WILL RESUME MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27.
|HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
|Fri., Dec. 1:
|Rivals vs. Nashua/Opheim 3:00 P.M. Girls/7:30 P.M. Boys
|Sat., Dec. 2:
|Rivals vs. Frazer 9:00 A.M. Boys/1:30 P.M. Girls
|HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING SCHEDULE
|Fri., Sat., Dec. 1-2:
||Cascade Tournament start time 10:00 A.M.
HIGH SCHOOL FALL AWARDS NIGHT
The Rivals fall high school awards night is Monday, November 20, 7:00
P.M., in the Geraldine School cafeteria. This will include high school
volleyball and football.
STRONG FRIDAYS-A CHANGE TO MOUNTAINEER PRIDE DAY!
It’s a good to change things up once in awhile. Starting tomorrow,
November 18, staff and students must be wearing their Highwood STRONG
shirts to be eligible for the Mountaineer Pride drawings. Every student
and staff member has a STRONG shirt, so we want to encourage school
unity by wearing them on Fridays.
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE HUNGER GAMES HEATING UP!
In cooperation with the local food bank, Highwood School will once
again be providing Thanksgiving food baskets to families in our
community through our annual November food drive. BUT instead of
gathering food items this year, we have been collecting money during
November to purchase the items for the food baskets. Everyone enjoys a
little competition, so in the spirit of THE HUNGER GAMES, the Highwood
Staff was divided into several districts. Each district has a money jar
in the lunchroom clearly labeled with the names of its residents (staff
members). The residents of the district whose jar has the most money at
the end of the day on November 20 will get a pie-in-the-face at a
school-wide assembly on November 21. We’re hoping the opportunity to
feed the hungry; as well as to see a favorite, teacher, cook, coach or
custodian take a pie-in-the-face will encourage students to contribute
to the cause. Thank you in advance for your support of our annual
Thanksgiving food drive. For many years, our generous community has
made a positive difference in the lives of fellow community members at
MIDDLE SCHOOL WREATH SALES
Thank you to everyone who purchased a wreath to support our middle
school! To help ensure fresh wreaths for our faithful customers, we are
asking you to pick up your wreaths at the BOR building on Monday or
Tuesday, November 27 and 28, from 2:30 to 4:30 P.M. This method
of delivery proved very successful last year. If these dates do
not work for you, please let us know and we will make arrangements for
delivery or after hour pick-ups. Our goal is to be flexible in
seeking ways to make the delivery work for everyone. In the past,
many of our enthusiastic middle schoolers have sold a lot of
wreaths. Unfortunately, middle school students cannot drive, so
the burden of delivery fell on the families of these students. We appreciate your willingness to be part of the
solution by picking up your wreaths at the school. Because
there is a great deal of fundraising for other activities in the
school, the middle school is limited to this single project to fund the
educational field trip in the spring. Thank you for the support
you continually show to our kiddos! Please contact the
school if you have any questions.
16TH 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 16 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 26 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 24, 2016. A lighting
ceremony for the Remembrance Trees is scheduled for Sunday, November 26, 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 26. 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 and they are available in the school office or 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.
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES TO BROWNING
For the past couple of years, the Highwood Community Methodist Church
has participated in putting together wrapped Christmas shoeboxes filled
with gift items and clothing for the children of the Blackfoot
Reservation in Browning. Last year the Blackfoot Parish distributed
over 1000 Christmas shoeboxes throughout the reservation. For many of
these children, this is the only Christmas present they receive.
Anyone in the community is invited to participate by putting a shoebox
together. The boxes need to be wrapped with a tag indicating whether it
is for a boy or girl and the age the items are appropriate for.
Shoeboxes need to be completed and dropped off with Pat Gray at the
school no later than December 1. Please contact Dorothy Forder at
452-9318 for additional details
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Highwood Rural Volunteer Fire Department is considering sponsoring
a 40 hour EMR (Emergency Medical Response) class in an effort to have
more trained people in the area that can respond to emergency medical
calls. The class will be held at the fire hall or the community hall,
depending on the number of registrants for the class. The class takes
three months to complete and will start after the first of the year.
Class time consists of one Tuesday evening each week and one Saturday a
month. The fire department will arrange for childcare during class time
if there is a need.
We need to know how many people are interested and plan to take the
class. There may be a possibility to work these training hours into
serving on the volunteer fire department, where after 20 years of
volunteer service you would be eligible for retirement benefits.
Please speak with Richard Hartman for complete details regarding
volunteering. This opportunity is open to both men and women. Please
respond by December 26 by calling Richard Hartman at 733-2053.
HIGHWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB RAFFLE
Make Christmas shopping easy this year and purchase your raffle tickets
for a chance to win any of the following items: a "Mountaineer Strong"
quilt created and donated by the Highwood Quilters, a metal planter
donated by OJ Mortensen, or a gift package complete with a pair of
pillowcases, a table runner, a rustic metal rose, a wheat weaving, and
a wood burn, all
of which have been donated by members of the Highwood Women's
Club. To purchase tickets, please contact Arlene Hartman at
781-5162 or Kellie Jo Settera at 788-0152. You may also contact the
Highwood Women’s Club via Facebook. The drawing will be held on
December 17th at Elmo's Highwood Bar. All proceeds help fund the
Highwood Women's Club projects.
Raffle Ticket Prices:
Quilt Raffle: $25.00/ticket
Planter Raffle: $20.00/ticket
Gift Package: $15.00/ticket
5 Tickets/$100.00: Buyer's Choice
2nd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT COMPETITION
This year’s Second Annual Christmas Light Competition, sponsored by
Elmo’s Highwood Bar, Highwood Women’s Club, Prairie Mountain Insurance,
Forder Crop Insurance and Malek Angus Ranch, will take place on Sunday,
December 17, at 3:00 P.M. Anyone who lives within the Highwood Fire
District is eligible to participate and must register by Thursday,
December 14, at Elmo’s Highwood Bar. First, second, and third place
prizes will be awarded for the homes judged most festive. Prizes cannot
be awarded to the same location two consecutive years.
“CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED” A CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION
All are invited to join together in celebrating the birth of Jesus:
The Good News Club will play a part in the celebration so parents
please let Mrs. Tinklenberg know if your child(ren) will be able to
participate. The event is hosted by the Wednesday night
prayer/praise group. Contact Ron/Pat Long, Bobbette Birkeland, Heidi
Acker or Arlene Hartman for further details.
Highwood Community Hall
Sunday, December 24, 2017
CHOUTEAU COUNTY CHRISTMAS
See details here.