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Happening this week.

November 24, 2015

Wednesday, November 25 NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 27: NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL
Monday, November 30: Cinnamon Toast Swirl Sausage or Cheese Pizza
Tuesday, December 1: Cereal Baked Potato w/Cheese Sauce
Wednesday, December 2: Bagel w/Cream Cheese Chili
Thursday, December 3: Scrambled Eggs Fish Nuggets

Have a great Thanksgiving, there is no school November 25, 26, & 27th

School will resume on Monday, November 30th

There will be a Rival Sports Co-op Board Meeting on Friday, December 4th, at 7:00 P.M. in Geraldine.

The public is welcomed to attend the meeting

It’s time! The wreaths are being delivered at this time to those individuals who ordered them.

Head into the Christmas Break Humming! The Christmas Concert is Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 P.M. Support our students, from Elementary to High School as they play and sing Christmas favorites on the stage in the school gym. You’re guaranteed to hear something new as well! Treats will be on hand afterwards, and rumor has it Santa will swing by our school, too!

The holidays are a wonderful time for family and friends.  They are also a time for remembering loved ones who are no longer living.  The High School Student Council is sponsoring the 14th Annual Remembrance Tree program to honor and celebrate the lives of our loved ones.  Christmas trees filled with lights to honor these individuals will be on display in front of the school from November 29 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 27, 2015.  A lighting ceremony for the Remembrance Trees is scheduled for Sunday, November 29, at 4:30 P.M.  Those who purchase bulbs will be 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 29.  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.
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.

Highwood School once again has the opportunity to participate in the Angel Program for Chouteau County. Elementary students are asked to bring the following:
Pre-K through 1st grade: books

Grades 2-3:   Board games

Grade 4:  Movies

Grade 5: Art Supplies

Middle School:    items for a 14 year old boy: size 14 pants, men’s small shirts, he likes Nerf, Yugioh cards, Dr.Who Sonic Screwdriver

High School:  items for a 17 year old girl, size 3 junior pants, small junior shirts, Cabbage Patch doll, scary teen books and colored gel pens.
We are asked to bring new items as these children are used to hand-me-downs. We need the gifts to be unwrapped and at the school by December 8th, in order to get to Ft. Benton in time to be sorted and dispersed in time for Christmas. The gifts will be given to Chouteau County children, though not children in our community. This is absolutely not mandatory, but an opportunity to help someone who may not have much during this time of the year. We have been a very generous school in years past and certainly thank you all for your contributions. It is fun to be Santa’s helpers.   


Rich and Daisy Hartman are tireless givers of time and talent in our community. Now it is our chance to give a little back. Daisy needs a new wheelchair. Since she has been wheelchair-bound these past 9 years, her physical condition has deteriorated. The chair she has no longer keeps her healthy. She has found the model she needs and Medicare will pay 80% of the cost. But, this leaves a balance of nearly $6000.00 for the Hartman’s, which they do not have. A gofundme website and account has been setup online for the new chair. You can find it at https://www.gofundme.com/v6ag56xh or simply by "googling", Daisy's Wheelchair gofundme . There is a secure donation option on the site and a little more about Daisy's need. If you want to donate in person, by cash or check please feel free to contact Daisy (733-2053) or Gretchen (733-6311) or mail a check to Daisy Hartman at 1095 McGuire Ave, Highwood 59450. If you have more questions call or email Gretchen Wilson (gretchenandrob@gmail.com) or Daisy.
"Bright Idea" from another Highwoodian: For your Christmas gift recipients who "already have everything", a gift in their honor to someone in need is often a welcome surprise! Consider this a great "honor gift" opportunity!

Ms. Salanky has been hard at work, along with nine others in the Great Falls Cohort, working to earn her Master’s degree in Education.  This spring they will graduate, and are hoping to travel together to Boston, to attend their graduation.
 To help with travel costs, the Great Falls Cohort is selling RAFFLE TICKETS --- prizes include a handmade quilt, handmade table runner with matching napkins and placemats, and a gift card bouquet. The drawing will be held at the end of November, and you don't need to be present to win. Raffle tickets cost $1 each OR 6 tickets for $5.

At the suggestion of the county commissioner's, Andrea Pasha is spear heading a signed petition in order to help update our schools speed zones. She has met with the Department of Transportation and has hopes to implement 1) clearly marked signs that traffic is now entering a school zone, 2) to reduce the speed in the school zone to 15mph and 3) request the use of an LED speed sign showing current speed as a reminder to slow down if entering to fast. She is encouraging everyone who would like to see a safer area for our kids to please sign the petition. This is not restricted to signatures from just our community. It is for anyone who has concerns about making Highwood safer. The deadline for signatures is November 15th. Petition forms will be located at the Highwood School. Andrea encourages you to call her for any questions at 733-2292 or her email princessiya12@hotmail.com. She will also be visiting homes and business in hopes of their support for Highwood.

All women in the community of Highwood are invited to the Highwood Women’s Club Christmas High Tea on Thursday, December 3, at 6:00 P.M., at the home of Arlene and Mike Hartman. Please RSVP to 733-2012. Donations of new, unwrapped gifts for the Great Falls Mercy Home will be collected.

Start your holidays with music!  Join Peter and Molly Wilson for some Christmas joy and beauty at the Fort Benton Elementary Auditorium.  This year's concert will also feature Great Falls jazz pros Rob Kohler and Rod Chaon, plus Ft. Benton's own Jamie and Shaun Carrier, Jessica Bumgardner, and the TC Powerhouse Dance Studio.  Treats will be served, and rumor has it Santa himself will stop by!

Wheelchair Angels, a not for profit organization that provides wheelchairs for handicapped children, is raffling an olive wood, hand carved nativity set, which includes 11 figurines and manger.  The set was made by handicapped artisans at the Life Gate Rehabilitation Center in Bethlehem.  The tickets are $5.00 apiece or 5 for $20.00.  If interested, please contact Donna Buckley at 733-2029 or Ann Pasha at 733-2028.



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Highwood Public Schools
160 West Street South
Highwood, MT 59450
 Becky Aaring