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November 15, 2018
 
 

 

BREAKFAST LUNCH
Fri., Nov. 16: Yogurt Parfait Sweet and Sour or Teriyaki Chicken
Mon., Nov. 19: Coffee Cake Beef or Cheese Ravioli
Tues., Nov. 20: Cereal Hamburger Nachos
Wed., Nov. 21: NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL
Thurs., Nov. 22: NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL
          

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 Camp.

More details about camp will be released soon, so be on the lookout!

WREATH PICK-UP
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, November
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 contributions.

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 free.)   

Thank you for your support of our annual Thanksgiving food drive!  
 
CHRISTMAS CONCERT!
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 for prizes.

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 processing fees.

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 jsuberg@highwood.k12.mt.us or hwdclerk@highwood.k12.mt.us

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 group!

YEARBOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!
The 2017-2018 yearbooks have arrived! They are available for purchase in the school office for $25.00.

  COMMUNITY NEWS


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 gretchenandrob@gmail.com or 733-6311.

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!

SANTA’S MALL
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 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

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

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR GRANT







 

 



Contact us:

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