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Announcements 11-19-21

Highland Hills Middle School Afternoon Announcement for Friday, November 19, 2021






6th Grade STAR Awards

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.



And now a message from Aiden…

Hey Highland Hills, Thanksgiving is coming up soon, pretty exciting right? Soon we’ll get to dine on Turkey, ham, stuffing, and other traditional Thanksgiving goods. One thing I’m thankful for is the food drive here at HHMS. We are able to donate food to those who don’t usually have a Thanksgiving dinner, or, don’t usually have a dinner at all. Submit donations to your first period teacher when we get back from the break.





Thanksgiving Break – November 24-26 – Enjoy this time with your friends and family.  Safe travels for those going out of town.



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


  • 5th Grade Girls Basketball defeated Hazelwood Wednesday night by a score of 30 to 6.  A great team win where every player contributed to the victory.



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



  • 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’)

  • 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

  • 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.


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:

    • 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