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Highland Hills Middle School Announcement for Friday, February 9, 2024


Friday, February 9th ( Beth Platts)


next week and we are starting off with FARM DAY on Monday. So,

throw on your overalls, plaid shirts, and straw hats as we focus on



PTO February Newsletter (link)



“History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.” ~ Michelle Obama


2024 Middle School Spring Intersession flyer 

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


  • Here is the link to the year-round spirit gear store. Jaguar Store

  • Girls Track ~ The girls track and field parent meeting will be held February 19th at 6pm in the HHMS cafeteria. 
    • No cuts are made for Track and Field and all are welcome. 
    • Practices will start February 26th. Practices will be held Monday-Thursday from 5-6pm at the HHMS Track. 
    • Please be sure to sign up on the TeamApp – https://hhmsgirlstrackfield.teamapp.com/ 


  • Girls interested in HHMS Tennis.
  1. Week of February 19 and 26. Conditioning M, W, Thu after school to 5:15- Mandatory (unless HHMS conflict) for all players who are trying out for the Gold (varsity) and Goldx (JV) teams. 
  2. February 22-Player Mental Training Session 4:00-5 :00 HHMS Cafeteria
  3. February 22 mandatory parent and player meeting 5-6:30pm  (all players and parents) – HHMS Cafeteria
  4. Official Practice/Team tryouts will start week of March 4- M-Th 4:00-5:30 (all players)
  5. Please be sure to sign up on teamapp- https://hhmsgirlstennis2024.teamapp.com/
  6. HHMS girls tennis does not cut.  All players will be placed on the varsity, junior varsity or practice team after the first week of practice.


Boys Track & Field practice begins on Monday February 26th right after school until 5pm. For more information Please download Stack Team App, search for ‘HHMS BOYS TRACK & FIELD’ and request to join.

iOS: https://www.teamapp.com/ios-app

Android: https://www.teamapp.com/android-app

If you’d prefer the website version please click here: https://hhmsboystrackfield.teamapp.com?_webpage=v1

(Coach Barnes)


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

    • February 16
    • May 17


  • Basketball Club/League ~ Mr. Michell is organizing a Jaguar Basketball League that is open to HHMS 7th and 8th Graders.  The league is coed and games will be scheduled on Thursday mornings and Tuesday Afternoons in AprilSee Mr. Michell for Rules and Roster Sheets.


    • Best Buddies Club ~ 
  • Book Club ~ Meets the last Monday of the month from 8:00 – 8:40am.   See Mrs. Woten with any questions @ awoten@nafcs.org Happy Reading!
    • Monday, February 26
    • Monday, April 29
    • Monday, May 20


  • Bowling ClubMatches are going to be on Mondays, begin February 19th at Blackiston Bowl. One match a week (Mondays) and practices (optional) every Sunday (no practices or matches during spring break) .  If interested, please email Chris McCue @ christopher.d.mccue@gmail.com.  No experience needed, all skill levels are welcomed to join. Chris McCue – 502-608-4278


  • Campus Life  ~ for 5-8th grades meets on every Wednesday after school until 5:00pm in the cafeteria.  See Kevin Becht with any questions @ kbecht@yfc.net  


  • Chess club ~   The club will meet every Tuesday after school until 5:00 in Mrs. Schroeder’s room (A244).  All students are welcome.  Contact Mrs. Milliner or Mrs. Schroeder with any questions.  



  • Dungeon & Dragons ~ Contact Mr. Blaylock or Mr. Abel

Meet every Tues. @ 3:45 – 4:45pm in the Cafeteria.  

Must be picked up by 5:00pm


    • FCA – The Fellowship of Christian Athletes club  ~ in Mrs. Boehnlein’s room- A201. This club is open to all Highland Hills students. If you plan to attend, then please enter through Door #1. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Boehnlein.
  • Feb. 22
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • April 25
  • May 9
  • May 23

  • Fishing Club ~ NAFCS will hold a Fishing Team Meeting at FCHS on Jan. 22nd from 5:00-7:00pm, in E101.  If you are interested in joining the team, for the upcoming season (starting in June), please plan to attend this meeting.  The student is required to have access to a bass fishing boat that meets IBF Requirements .  Additional Information can be found on the following Website (we fish the IBF Youth South Division):  https://indianabass.com/youth/


  • INTRAMURALS are for any 5th – 8th grader that is interested in playing different sports before school. 
    • You enter the gym through door #28.   
    • 7th and 8th grade INTRAMURALS for 2nd Semester

7th and 8th grade are on Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:40 

If there is a 2 hour delay or a snow day, there will be NO INTRAMURALS on that day. 

If you have any questions see Mrs. Fox or Mr. Michell


Feb. 15  Ultimate Frisbee
Feb. 22 Falcon ball
Feb. 29 Falcon ball
March 7 Basketball 
March 14 Basketball
April 4 Soccer
April 11 Soccer
April 18 Dodgeball
April 25 Dodgeball 

  • 5th and 6th Grade 2024 Intramurals
  • 5th and 6th graders are on Fridays from 7:30 – 8:35am.  
  • Due to the number of kids that have been coming on Fridays we have to make a change (for safety reasons).   ***5th and 6th graders will come every other Friday.

February 16 6th Grade Ultimate Frisbee

February 23 5th Grade Falcon Ball

March 1 6th Grade Falcon Ball

March 8 5th Grade Basketball

March 15 6th Grade Basketball

April 5 5th Grade Soccer

April 12 6th Grade Soccer

April 19 5th Grade Dodgeball

April 26 6th Grade Dodgeball


If you have questions you may contact….

Dave Michell –  dmichell@nafcs.org

Sara Fox –   sfox@nafcs.org 


**If there is ever a 2 hour delay on Friday Intramurals will be canceled.


  • Journalism Club ~ Journalism Club is back.  Do you like to write, take pictures and talk to others?  We will meet every other week to begin, but may move to every week later in the year if needed.  All participants should be picked up by 5pm.  Club is open to any student grades 5-8 in room A185. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Taggart at staggart@nafcs.org.


  • Lego Club ~ Meet in the library once a month on Wednesdays from 3:45 – 4:30pm
    • February 21st
    •  March 13th
    • April 17th 
    • May 15th


  • Random Acts of Kindness ~  will meet on the THIRD Thursday of each month. We will meet after school in the library until 5 pm. Here is a list of RAK meetings to add to the master calendar:  
    • Feb. 15
    • April 18
    • May 16
  • Prism Club in Room C101 from 4:00 – 5:00pm.  See Shawntrice Radford with any questions or more details sradford@nafcs.org

Here are the dates: 

  • Feb 19 ~ 4pm-5pm
  • March 4 ~  4pm-5pm
  • April 1 ~  4pm-5pm
  • April 15 ~ 4pm-5pm
  • April 29 ~ 4pm-5pm
  • May 13 ~ 4pm-5pm
  • Sign Language Club (ASL) ~ will meet on Tuesdays in the Library from 8:15am – 8:40am.  Mrs. Schaffer will meet you at Door 1 to let you in the building. Meeting dates:
  • February 20, 2024
  • March 5, 2024
  • April 2, 2024
  • April 16, 2024
  • April 30, 2024
  • May 14, 2024 – Different location – Safety Net Room 
  • May 28, 2024

  • Softball (Girls) ~ It’s time for another exciting season of Middle School Softball.  We are excited to host tryouts for 5th/6th, 7th & 8th graders interested in playing Middle School Softball on Sunday, February 18 at Silver Street Indoor Sports Complex.
  • There will be a parent meeting for middle school softball on Thursday, February 15th at 7:00, at FC’s Distance Learning Lab (DLL). (The DLL is next to the MPR. You will enter through the rotunda doors of the main entrance of the school. The DLL is down the hall on the left.)
    • 8th Grade Tryouts 10 am – 12 pm (Ty Vierling – Coach)
    • 7th Grade Tryouts 12 pm – 2 pm (Barrett Brutscher – Coach)
    • 5th/6th Grade Tryouts 11 am – 1 pm (Tracy McKnight – Coach) (Players should have prior playing experience with 12” Softball)
  • Athletes should arrive 10 minutes early and bring proper equipment.  Please contact Ty Vierling (tcvierliing@gmail.com) with any questions.
  • Player Registration Available at:  https://form.jotform.com/240224604848152



  • Student Council ~ members please check your email for important information.  
    • The HHMS Student Council wants to congratulate their newly elected officers for 2024!  President Hadley Everett, Vice President Finley Poling, and Secretary Adeline Brinkworth. We look forward to the great things these ladies will be leading this year! 

  • Sudoku Club ~ be held in room A342.  Club will meet the first and third Thursday of the month.  Come learn how to play a popular logic game as well as other puzzle type activities.  Contact Mrs. Jenkins with questions.


Feb. 15th
Mar. 7th

  • Theatre  Shrek, Jr. 

Good luck to any of our Jaguars that perform or play this evening.  Remember it’s NOT whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.  Celebrate your wins, don’t get stuck on your losses and always be a team player.  Have a great afternoon. 


OTHER Announcements

  • Volunteering @ school: Do not forget that we need a background check run every school year if you are going to be in our school or volunteering your time with our students. If you have already filled it out for this school year (2023-24), you do not need to do it again.  Here is the link to submit your information:

  • If you have any transportation questions or need to be added to a bus route, please Email Transportation@nafcs.org      

  • Car Rider Reminder – please pull you vehicle all the way up (bumper to bumper) so that we can get as many cars in as possible when loading and unloading.  
  • No Students should be walking in the parking lot unless with adult supervision.  Thank you
  • Car Rider Pick-up and Drop Off  ~All car riders dropping off or picking up students will enter the Indian Creek Lane entrance (NOT our main entrance).  The front is for Buses and Staff Parking only.  Once you pass the tennis courts, you will use:
  • Morning drop-off:
  • To alleviate congestion on the main road in the morning, we will allow vehicles to use either the upper or lower car rider lines to drop off their students based on traffic flow. 
  • Only 5th-grade students will be allowed to go straight to their classroom at 8:40am.
  • All 6th, 7th, & 8th-grade students using the upper car rider line will use the back stairwell with supervision to walk down to the Commons/Cafe’/Gym.  These students should NOT stop at their locker or their classrooms unsupervised. 
  • Please stay in your lane and remain in that lane.  If you are in the right lane, that will be taking you up to the upper car rider line.  If you are in the left lane, that will take you to the lower car rider lane.  For safety measures, you should NOT switch lanes at the 3-way stop. 

  • Afternoon pick-up:
    • The right-hand lane to enter the Upper Car Rider Circle (5th & 6th  Grade ONLY)
    • The left-hand lane to use the Lower Car Rider Circle (for vehicles that have any 7th or 8th Grade students)
  • All vehicles will NEED to stop at the 3-Way stop in the back. 
  • Both lanes will exit using the side parking lot
  • Cars attempting to enter the front entrance will be directed to the Indian Creek Lane for drop off.  We appreciate your cooperation.
  • SAFETY CONCERN – We continue to have students walk through the buses into the parking lot to meet their afternoon ride.  We have two car rider lines that move very quickly with the hundreds of vehicles that use it daily.  If you are NOT able to use the car rider lines, please walk up to get the students on the side walk using one of the two crosswalks.  Students are NEVER to walk through the buses on their own.  An adult should be with them.  This is a huge safety concern.  We appreciate you keeping ALL of our students safe. 
  • If you arrive at HHMS at 9:00, you need to use the front entrance and walk your student in for a Tardy pass. (The back doors will be locked for safety reasons) 


Here is the QR code for parents to be able to make appointments through the health department for immunizations. 


Here is the link for the HHMS PTO January newsletter. Thanks for taking the time to look it over. 

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