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 February 26, 2015




BREAKFAST LUNCH
Friday, Feb. 27: Baked Oatmeal Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Monday, March 2: Omelets Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza
Tuesday, March 3: Coffee Cake Hamburger Steak
Wednesday, March 4: Pancakes Tostada
Thursday, March 5 Cereal Assorted Sandwiches & Soup

MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Sat., Feb. 28: Highwood vs. Winnett/Grass Range (H) 11:00GB/12:00BB/1:00GA/2:00BA this game will be rescheduled.
Fri., March 6: Highwood vs. Centerville (A) 2:00GB/3:00BB/4:00GA/5:00BA
Sat. March 7: Highwood vs. Winnett/Roy (H) 11:00GB/12:00BB/1:00GA/2:00BA


DIVISIONAL TOURNAMENT
The Mighty Mountaineers next Northern C Divisional game is Friday at 4:00 P.M. against Denton-Geyser-Stanford. Everyday is a great day to be a Mountaineer! Bracket here

PHONE TREE
When an event occurs requiring either a delayed opening of the school or a cancellation of school, remember to listen to KMON 560 This becomes particularly important when it is a power outrage as we recently experienced. Many of our home phones require electricity, and many homes have no cell service. Be certain you have batteries nearby as well. The phone tree will begin immediately when a decision is made.

CHECK CASHING
The school is no longer able to cash checks in the office. Please know that Elmo’s Highwood Bar, right here in Highwood, has an ATM machine inside now for your convenience.

TRUSTEE CANDIDATES
Petitions are now available.  Two (2) trustee positions currently filled by Mr. Mike McGowan and Mr. Colter Tinsen are open for election.  The openings include one 1-year position and one 3-year position.   If you are a resident and a registered voter of the Highwood School District and are interested in serving as a trustee on the Highwood School Board, petitions must be filed with the Highwood District Clerk, Arlene Hartman, on or before 5:00 P.M March 26, 2015.  Please contact Arlene @ 406-733-2081 or hwdclerk@highwood.k12.mt.us to request a petition.

VOTER REGISTRATION
A voter must register by Monday, April 6, 2015 in order to vote in the upcoming school election on May 5, 2015.  Registration card are available at the Chouteau County Court House, the Highwood District office, or online @ http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/forms/voters/register.pdf .

TRAFFIC EDUCATION TO BEGIN
Traffic Ed. will begin March 23, with a mandatory parents meeting at 5:30 P.M. in the school cafeteria. The participating student and at least one parent must attend. Cost for the course is $150.00 per student.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
  The elementary classes have been competing to see which class can bring in the most Box Tops per student.  If you have Box Tops at home, and do not have a family member in elementary school, please donate yours to a good friend, to help out their class.
  We will know which class is the final winner after February 27, as that is the last day for our contest.  The class to win will earn a special party this spring!  
 If the entire elementary can collect enough Box Tops to reach $500, we will all get to go to a movie together!  So far, we’ve collected $390 worth of Box Tops!  So we need to TURN IT UP for the month of February!!! Call your grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family friends to see if they can share some with you too.
   Remember, there isn’t much time left, so get busy collecting those Box Tops!

HIGHWOOD COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
The Board of Directors of the Highwood Community Scholarship invites you to apply for the 2015 Highwood Community Scholarship. This scholarship was initiated during the Highwood Alive in ’95 reunion. Mr. Ed Gossack of Salem, Oregon and his brothers and sister established this scholarship in memory of their parents, Ben and Elsie Gossack, who operated the Highwood Mercantile for more than sixty years. Donations and memorials from other Highwood alumni and supporters have augmented this initial gift.
This year four scholarships will be awarded at graduation to four qualified applicants.  Three will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to seniors going on to an accredited post-secondary institution, and one $1000 scholarship will be awarded to an alumnus who is continuing his or her studies.  Accredited schools are listed in The College Board College Handbook.  If you qualify for this scholarship, pick up an application from your school counselor or download the application from the school website online, fill it out completely and neatly, attach a current transcript, and return it to the counseling office on or before April 15, 2015.  A committee from the community will select the winner(s).
See http://highwood.k12.mt.us/scholar.html for more information and application forms.


COMMUNITY NEWS


We are again offering one geology bus tour this year. Please consider joining us and let your friends and interested folks know the date is Saturday, July 11, 2015.
Geological Engineer Chris Croff will be the principal narrator, sharing his knowledge of the geology and local history of the Shonkin Sag, Lost Lake and the Highwood Mountains. We will try to find the Lost Lake, make several short stops at interesting places, and enjoy the novelties and good lunch at the well-known Square Butte Country Club.
It all starts at the Highwood Park south of the school at 9:00 A.M. and we hope to return by 6:30 P.M. The tour includes some short walks but one could choose not to walk and still have an enjoyable day. Cost is $40 for adults and $35 for students, Due to "no shows" in the past we are asking for the money to be sent to us with your registration.  To avoid empty seats we encourage you to find another a person to take your place if you learn you cannot attend after registering. Refunds will be made if, and only if, you are able to fill your seat, or we have someone on a waiting list that can fill it.
Tour transportation, lunch and en route refreshments and snacks are included in the registration price.
Please contact the school for a registration form or for additional information please email or call Larry or Sue Hansen at farmer79a@gmail.com or (406) 453-1448 or send a note to:
          Larry and Sue Hansen
          1375 Lander Crossing,
          Highwood, Montana 59450                                 
IF RAIN PREVENTS THE TOUR WE WILL RESCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 18
Note: This is the same tour that Ron and Pat Long have conducted for several years and on which we teamed up the last three years.  We are teaming again this year.  Seats are limited so don't wait!     


HIGHWOOD COMMUNITY DIRECTORY
Thanks to all who have made sure they are to be included in the new Highwood Community Directory! For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to sign up, there are several ways you can be certain to be included! You can stop by the office, call the office at 733-2081, email Pat at pgray@highwood.k12.mt.us or call Jayne Plouffe at 733-2244.

SUNSHINE DAYS
The Fort Benton Women's club is once again selling daffodils to benefit the Chouteau County Cancer Support Group. A pre-order form is available at the office. One bunch of 10 daffodils is $8.00 and must be purchased in advance. Highwood orders can be picked up at the school on March 17. If you have further questions, please contact Rhonda DeBorde 622-5687.

FOR SALE
Terry Adamson has a Nordic Track Stationary Bike for sale that was purchased new about a year ago, it is gently used and she is asking $150.00 for it.
She also has black metal framed bunk bed set that is a twin size on the top and a double bed size on the bottom. It includes the twin mattress, but not the double mattress. She is asking $100.00 Please contact Terry directly at 738-4567.


 

 

 

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