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Announcements 11-18-21

Highland Hills Middle School Afternoon Announcement for Thursday, November 18, 2021



2021 – 2022 Quarter 1 STAR AWARDS

The STAR Awards are an opportunity for the Teachers and Staff to recognize “Students that are Terrific, Awesome, and Remarkable.”  The following awards are for Quarter 1.  First names only were used in the video presentation, but the certificates were emailed to the parents / guardians.

7th Grade STAR Awards:


8th Grade STAR Awards:




  • HHMS Secret Angel Program

As part of our PTO Fall Outreach Program, we have the opportunity to help our own local community this holiday season. Please take a moment to look over the wish list and sign up for the angel(s) you would like to sponsor. These families are not receiving assistance elsewhere during the holiday season. To view the wish list and directions for participation, go to tiny.cc/HHMSSecretAngel2021 . Gifts are due in the office by Friday, December 3.  Thank you for your generosity and joyful giving. Have a wonderful holiday season.



Right now, you are probably thinking about getting home, having a nice meal, and basically just relaxing. But for one in every five kids, food isn’t so easy to find. It would be awful if every morning, you woke up to no breakfast, went to school, and came home to no dinner. You can help give kids meals by donating food to your first period teacher. To learn more, check out the flyer in the announcements.




Thank you to all who have donated to the socks drive benefiting Miles for Merry Miracles and the Salvation Army angel tree! We have collected over half of our goal! Please continue to donate today and tomorrow to help us reach our goal of 800 pairs of socks! We are in need of small boys and girls sizes!

Tomorrow is the last day for our sock drive and our Birthday celebration drive.



Please donate to our birthday collection drive this week in the front office or outside the counselor’s office. We will be collecting cake mix, candles, frosting, and other birthday supplies so when a child’s birthday comes around if a parent doesn’t have the money to celebrate it they can come and pick up a birthday box for a fun celebration.  Things to donate – (Any food that you donate should be prepackaged)

  • Cake mix

  • Icing

  • Candles

  • Birthday Gift bags (large)

  • Birthday Cards

  • Assorted birthday decorations




Athletics Announcements (We also have an athletic bulletin board located in the Commons near the pool)



  • The 7th Grade Girls Basketball defeated North Harrison by 23 on Wednesday night. The Jaguars pulled away by winning the second half 23-2. They were led by Maya Brogan, Jadyn Drury, and Kara Walter.


  • 6th grade open gym on Monday, Nov. 22nd has been cancelled according to Coach Noble.


  • HHMS Wrestling Open Mats –  Nov. 18 from 4-6pm; Practice after Thanksgiving Break (M-Th); There will be a Shuttle bus from HHMS to FCHS (aux gym/old Galena Gym.)  Parents will need to pick up @ FCHS.



  • 5th and 6th Grade Boys Basketball  tryouts will be the week of December 15th.

  • Open Gyms

5th Grade Boys Basketball – 7:00 – 8:30am on Tuesdays (Miller)

6th Grade Boys Basketball – 5:30 – 7:00pm on 11/22; 4:00 – 5:30pm on 11/30 and 12/7 (Noble)

  • Athletes must have a physical on file to try out.


Clubs (We have a club bulletin board located in the Commons near the Cafe’)

  • Jags Clover Club will meet today from 4:00 – 5:15pm in Miss Guy’s room 287.

  • Attention Random Acts of Kindness Club- the food donation item lists that we discussed at our last meeting are now printed. If you are interested in helping collect food items, you can pick up a list between set of doors at the front of school in the lobby or get a sheet from Mrs. Strause or Mrs. Boehnlein

  • Student Council ~ Are you interested in giving back to the HHMS community?  If so, the Student Council may be for you!  Applications are available in the wooden rack in the front office.  Applications need to be filed out fully and returned by the faculty/staff mailboxes in the office by November 19th.

  • Fishing Club – The NAFCS Fishing Club will meet:  in E101 at FCHS from 6:00 – 7:00pm on  December 13

  • Intramurals is for any student who is interested in playing sports before the school day begins.  We play a different sport every week.  Drop off for intramurals is door 28.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Fox.

    • 7th and 8th grade is on Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:30 am.

    • 5th and 6th grade is on Fridays from 7:30 – 8:30am.


Nov. 18 and 19


Dec. 2 and 3


Dec. 9 and 10


Dec. 16 and 17

Dodge Santaball


  • The Chess Club meets every Monday after school until 5pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend, no experience required.  The club will meet in Mrs. Milliner’s room (A102).Chess Club will be canceled for Monday, November 22.

  • The Book Club for 5th & 6th grade students will meet on Mondays afterschool until 5:00pm in the library.  See Ms. Durham if you have any questions. (Dec. 6)

  • Dungeons and Dragons ~ If you play Dungeons and Dragons or would like to learn how to play.  You are welcome to come to the newly formed Dungeons and Dragons club.  We will meet on Thursdays until 5:00 in the cafe’.


  • Robotics Club Schedule (For Existing Members Only)

Tuesday, Nov. 23 7:15 am- 8:40 am (not originally scheduled)

Tuesday, Nov. 30th 7:15 am

Wednesday, Dec. 1 3:50-5:30 pm (not originally scheduled)

Tuesday, Dec. 7th 7:15 am

Wednesday, Dec. 8 3:50-5:30 pm (not originally scheduled)

Friday, Dec. 10 3:50-5:30 pm (not originally scheduled)




Good luck to any of our Jaguars that perform or play this evening.  Remember that there are three things that YOU can control: your attitude, your actions, and your effort.  Give it your best!  Have a great afternoon.


OTHER Announcements

  • Important Dates:

    • Thanksgiving Break – November 24-26

    • Winter Break – December 18 – January 2nd

    • Teacher return  – Monday, January 3rd

    • Students return – Tuesday, January 4th

  • PTO Spirit Nights:

Dec 15: Bernos (all 3 SI Locations)

Jan 13: Texas Roadhouse

Feb: TBD

March 9: Bearnos (all 3 SI Locations)

April 21: Texas Roadhouse

May 11: Bearnos (all 3 SI Locations)

Bearnos Pizza–Carryout or Dine In 20% of all purchases goes back to HHMS PTO. Must mention fundraiser to get credit. All 3 Locations for all day.

Texas Roadhouse–Carryout or Dine In. 10% of all purchases goes back to HHMS PTO. Must mentions fundraiser to get credit. Clarksville Location. 12pm-9pm.


  • The Yearbook team is adding a new section this year. They will be accepting jokes and funny comics that could be featured in the yearbook. Email lghobgood@student.nafcs.org with submissions.

  • Want to make your yearbook extra special? You can now design your own ad to be included in the yearbook! Visit www.yearbookforever.com to design your ad today!

The 21-22 yearbook can now be pre-ordered online. This year we are offering an early bird special. If you order your book before Jan 3, the price is only $30. After Jan 3, the price increases to $40. Visit www.yearbookforever.com to reserve your copy!


  • Our county is currently in the “Yellow” with Covid restrictions.

What does this mean?

  • Any person unvaccinated is strongly recommended to wear a mask.

  • Unvaccinated students will need to be quarantined ​(masked or not) ​if close contact and within 6 feet of a positive case when close contact tracing.

  • Vaccinated students will not be quarantined if in close contact.

  • There is still a Federal Transportation Mask Mandate in effect for buses.

  • Please see the corporation website for all of the details https://www.nafcs.k12.in.us/covid-19-update/

  • If your student is in quarantine, please remind them to get on Google Classroom to work asynchronously so they do not get behind on their classwork.

  • If any household members have a pending covid test, please contact our school nurse, Heather Murray at 812.542.8501 or via email: hmurray@nafcs.org You may also email Mrs. Ivey @ wivey@nafcs.org.

The Art department is constructing the centerpieces for the Education Foundation Gala.  We are “Upcycling” plastic to create beautiful art works inspired by the American Artist,  Dale Chihuly.

We are in need of the following Items:

-Any Clear or transparent Plastic

-Clear cups

-Solo (Any brand) type of cups

– Wire

-Wire/Metal Hangers

-Colorful Cord, or pipe cleaners

-Beads (Any size, shape, color)

– Nylons, Panty hose or similar material

-Floral Sticks- ANY Size or shape

-Colorful tape, Washi Tape, Duct tape

-Old Christmas ornaments- (Plastic Preferred)

-ANYTHING GLITTER or that sparkles.

-Any Stickers/ Logos of Sports teams (IU, Uof L, UK etc).

-Sharpies, paint markers, permanent markers