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Highwood Public School
requests your input regarding the current
superintendent search!

At the regular meeting of the Highwood Public School Board meeting, Supt. Aaring announced her upcoming retirement June 30, 2016. Although the Board of Trustees sadly regret Supt. Aaring’s decision, the resignation was accepted and the decision was made to hire
Montana School Board Association to conduct the search for our new superintendent.
As a part of the search, the Montana School Board Association would like your input! To participate, please click the survey link below:

Applications for the position may be found on the MTSBA website with
a deadline of March 1st, 2016.


Happening this week.

February 11, 2016

  
                                                                          

BREAKFAST LUNCH
Friday, February 12: Biscuits & Gravy Stir Fry
Monday, February 15: Omelet Chicken Drumsticks
Tuesday, February 16: Cereal Beef Strips & Country Gravy
Wednesday, February 17: Hash Brown Bake Beef Stew
Thursday, February 18: Blueberry Muffins Hamburger Nachos

There is no school Friday, February 19th


HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING SCHEDULE
Fri./Sat. Feb. 12-13 State Wrestling Tournament in Billings


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Fri., Feb. 12: Rivals vs. Winnett/GR (H-Geraldine) 4:00GJV/5:00BJV/6:00GV/7:30BV please note time changes
Sat., Feb. 13: Rivals vs. Winifred/Roy (A-Winifred) 2:30GJV/3:30BJV/5:00GV/6:30BV please note time changes
Thurs., Fri., Sat.,
Feb. 18-20: Girls/Boys District Tournaments GFH TBA



PHYSICAL EDUCATION SKI TRIPS TO SHOWDOWN
Grades K-8 will be going to Showdown on Wednesday, February 17. The bus will leave at 7:00 AM (please note the change in time!)  and will return approximately 5:00 P.M.  Grades 9-12 will have their ski day on March 16th.

PLEASE ADD YOUR INPUT IN THE SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
At the regular meeting of the Highwood Public School Board meeting, Supt. Aaring announced her upcoming retirement June 30, 2016.  Although the Board of Trustees sadly regret Supt. Aaring’s decision, the resignation was accepted and the decision was made to hire Montana School Board Association to conduct the search for our new superintendent.
As a part of the search, the Montana School Board Association would like your input! To participate in the survey please use the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Highwood_supt_search Applications for the superintendent position close March 1, 2016.

IT’S DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TIME
District basketball tournaments are February 18-20 at Great Falls High School. Seeded brackets will be available next week.
The school does have a limited number of adult and student all session passes. Adult all session passes are $20.00 and student all session passes are $15.00. Please see the attached  flier for additional information.

SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
A special meeting of the Highwood Public School Board of Trustees will be held Monday, March 7, 2016 beginning at
10:00 A.M. in the FCS classroom of the Highwood School.  The purpose of the meeting is the screening of applicants for the position of Superintendent /with Principal duties for the Highwood School District.  Interviews will be conducted at a later date.  As always, the public is welcome to attend.

TOURNAMENT TIME!
It's hard to believe that it's already tournament time!  And tournament time means Spirit Week!  Let's show our support for our Rivals basketball teams as they head into the district basketball tournament.  Here is the schedule for dress-up days next week:
    Monday - Hats off to the Rivals!  (Wear a favorite hat or crazy hat.)
    Tuesday - Blue, Black, and White - the Colors of Victory!  (Wear blue, black, white, or your favorite color from head to toe!)
    Wednesday - Wrangle a Victory Rivals!  (Dress like a cowboy/cowgirl.)
    Thursday - Rest Up for Victory!  (It's also Cuddle Up and Read for the Love of It for I Love to Read Month - wear pajamas, red, pink, etc.)
There will be a pep assembly/send-off on Thursday, February 18.  We will set a time for the pep assembly as soon as we know when our teams will be playing that day.

I LOVE TO READ "DESIGN A BOOKMARK" CHALLENGE
There are just two and a half weeks remaining in the I Love to Read Bookmark Challenge.  Mrs. Suberg reports that many wonderful designs have already been submitted, but there is still plenty of time remaining until the deadline.  Bookmark designs will be accepted until February 29.  All entries will be laminated for the children who designed them, and the winning design will be reproduced for everyone in the school.  


COMMUNITY NEWS



CPR CLASS IN HIGHWOOD
The Fort Benton Ambulance will be putting on a one session CPR class for the public on Tuesday, February 23, at 7 p.m. at the Community Hall.  Everyone in the Community is encouraged to attend. 
 We may think that if the need arises and we call 911 someone trained will be there soon to administer CPR or use a defibrillator.  However, where every minute or second counts in saving a life, you might be the one that a loved one or friend has to depend upon since any delay lowers their chances of survival, or survival with a good outcome.   Will you know what to do?  CPR is not rocket science, nor does it take a lot of training to learn.  Most people are capable of learning and performing CPR.  Come to class and be prepared!  Someone could really love you for doing it!  See you there!           ~Highwood Fire Department and QRU.


GARDENING BOOKS AT THE LIBRARY!
Come by and get inspired for your gardening plans!  The Library has many gardening books for checkout, along with seed catalogs that patrons are welcome to take home and keep. Titles include: Treasure of Gardening, Gardening in Your
Greenhouse, The Great Plant Guide, Gardening in Montana, The All New Square Foot Gardening, and more! Feel free to stop by and get some ideas! Also there are many other new books and DVDs in the library, check out the list at http://www.highwoodlibrary.comwww.highwoodlibrary.com.

HIGHWOOD COMMUNITY DIRECTORY AVAILABLE
The new Highwood Community Directory is available to be picked up at the school office! Thank you Jayne Plouffe, Alice Iverson, and Nan Granger for their many hours of contacting individuals and working to put together this useful directory for all of us.  There is no charge for the Community Directory.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
There will be no middle school youth group on Wednesday, February 17th due to the ski trip at the school. See you the next week!




 

 

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Contact us:

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