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Announcements 11-29-21

Highland Hills Middle School Afternoon Announcement for Monday, November 29, 2021


  • Floyd County is currently in the “Orange” with Covid restrictions.

  • Masks are MANDATORY at NAFC schools.

  • Send students to school with a mask.

  • Visitors at all events (athletics and music events) need to be masked up.

  • Players on the court will be able to remove masks while playing. While on the sideline, they should be masked up.

  • Band students will be able to remove masks while playing instruments.

  • Field Trips are postponed/canceled at this time.

  • Contact Tracing will be done within 3 feet for 15 or more minutes.

  • Vaccinated students will not be quarantined if in close contact.  Please send in documentation to our health office if you haven’t already done so.

  • There continues to be a Federal Transportation Mask Mandate in effect for buses.

  • Please see the corporation website for all of the details COVID-19 Update – New Albany Floyd County

  • 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.

Students, please remember to report straight to your 1st period class as soon as you enter the building in the morning unless you need to pick up a breakfast.


HHMS Book Fair is here

 Monday, November 29th – Friday, December 3rd!



Here is the schedule for the Book Fair:


  • 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.


Gift Card Fundraiser due by December 1st!


Food Drive announcement:

Hey highland hills, today is the day, you can now donate food to the food drive here at HHMS! As you know, one in five kids go hungry, so just imagine how many kids in our school are hungry! This food drive is a perfect opportunity to help feed those kids. Now, you may be thinking, “Why should I donate to the food drive? It will just be wasting my food!” But it’s not gonna be wasting your food. Since so many people in the world are hungry, anyone you know could be a part of those one in five. Even your best friend. Turn donations in to your first period teacher, to learn more, check out the flyer on the announcements.


Each day, food will be collected every morning by office workers.  1st period will collect on the 1st floor; 2nd period will collect the 2nd & 3rd floor.




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



  • On Sunday, the 6th Grade Girls Basketball team helped feed the homeless at Bicknell park in New Albany.  The girls had a great time giving back and a great life experience!



  • 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 – 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’)

  • Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Club in Library from 3:45 – 4:45pm (Strause, Boehnlein, C. Hynes)

    • Dec. 1

    • Jan. 27

    • Feb. 24

    • Mar 17

    • Apr. 28

    • May 26


  • 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).

  • 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. 30th at 7:15 am

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

Tuesday, Dec. 7th at 7:15 am

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

Friday, Dec. 10 from 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 mention 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!