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Announcements 3-15-24

Highland Hills Middle School Announcement for Friday, March 15, 2024

Thank you to our HHMS PTO for all that they did to have our Spring Scholastic Book Fair.  We appreciate you!

Reminder – Students will have an eLearning Day on Monday, April 8th.  This will be an Asynchronous Learning Day.  Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom 

Best Buddies of Highland Hills will be holding the annual Friendship Walk on April 21st here at Highland Hills.  We will be walking to support Inclusion and supporting all the Best Buddies here in our New Albany Floyd County Schools.  The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to register to walk for HHMS Best Buddies.  You do not need to donate to register to walk.  Click on the link below to join us. 

Then click join team and type in HHMS Best Buddies



HHMS Spring Glow Dance for 5th & 6th Grade – (Envelopes will go home Friday, April 5) *7th & 8th Grade had their dance in the fall. 

April 12th – Cost $5; Concessions will be available

  • 5th Grade will be 4:00 – 5:30pm (students will stay after school)
  • 6th Grade will be 6:30 – 8:00pm (Doors open @ 6:30)
  • Students that have been in ISS or OSS starting March 5th through April 12th may NOT attend. 
  • Dress Code for the Glow Dance: follow school dress code
  • More specific details will come for pick-up and drop off closer to the date.


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


  • For a limited time, the 7th grade Jags Baseball team is going to sell these hats as a fundraiser.  Each hat will cost $30 and can come in these sizes.
    • Richardson PST20 R Pulse Hat
  • S/M
  • M/L
  • L/XL

Please preorder by sending your name and size requested to Jags7baseball@gmail.com by April 5, 2024.



  • Cheer info


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

    • 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 April.  See 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, April 29
    • Monday, May 20


  • Bowling ClubMatches @ 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  


    • 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.
  • April 11
  • April 25
  • May 9
  • May 23

  • 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


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.

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
    • 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.  
    • 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: 

  • 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:
  • April 2, 2024
  • April 16, 2024
  • April 30, 2024
  • May 14, 2024 – Different location – Safety Net Room 
  • May 28, 2024


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. 


PTO February Newsletter (link)



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