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Announcements 5-5-22

Highland Hills Middle School Afternoon Announcement for Thursday, May 5, 2022



  • This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! That’s why we need to recognize all the amazing teachers that go above and beyond and love all their students at Highland Hills Middle School!”



  • This Friday is also recognizing our School Lunch Heroes!  Take a moment to thank them for all that they do!


  • The following Bus Route will not be running on Thursday, May 5th for Highland Hills Middle School

    • Tim Fentress, Bus #11-2  ~ HH #25, Slot #16

  • The following Bus Route will not be running on Friday, May 6th for Highland Hills Middle School

    • Alex Oliver, Bus #17-5 ~ HH #37, Slot #31

    • Tim Fentress, Bus #11-2 ~ HH #25, Slot #16




  • The next PTO Meeting will be on Monday, May 9th @ 4pm in the HHMS Library.  Thank you to all of the parents that came out to yesterday’s meeting.


  • 8th Grade Students ~ Summer school applications are available in the front office. They are due back in the front office by May 6th.  For PE, there are 3 sessions so be sure to check which one you prefer.  It is not a guarantee you will be able to take PE.  For online summer courses, you can only take one:  Health or Personal Finance.  You CAN take an online course with PE if you choose.  Summer school is NOT required.  You will have plenty of room in your 4 year plan to take all required courses.  Summer info is posted on Google Classroom of 2026.  There is a video that explains the applications.  If students have questions, the video should answer their questions.



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

  • Huge congratulations to our Girls and Boys Track & Field teams for winning the Clark/Floyd Championship last night. Great team effort by all with Standout performances for the girls team from Brinley Clark, Chloe Pappas, Emma Campbell, Hudson Holt, Grace Finn, Jackie Smith, Marissa Shilling, Lyla Conway, and Bella Barnes.  The Boys team was led by Sebastian Robertson, Garrison Phelps, Mark Brown, Brennan Denk, Holden Goffinet, Noah Maddox, and Samuel Didat. We are so proud of you all. Go Jags!

  • Open Gym for 5th and 6th grade boys basketball Tuesday morning May 10th from 7:30 to 8:40.  Any questions please contact Coach Miller.

  • Cheer tryouts for next school year will be:

    • May 9 from 4:00 – 5:30pm

    • May 10 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

    • May 11 from 4:00 – 5:30pm

Students must have a physical on file to try out.  Tryouts for incoming 5th graders and new students will occur in August on a date TBD.

  • Floyd County Volleyball Camp

Grades 5th-7th 4-5:30

Grades K-4th 5:30-7

Price- $50 (includes a tshirt)

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5/10-5/26 @HHMS

Contact Lindsey Brown: Lnbrown@nafcs.org for registration and questions


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


  • The 8th grade softball team won 5-4 against Lanesville on Wednesday surviving a late push by the Eagles. Addy Ware led the team with two hits. Nora Koehler had a double and Olive Kinder a triple. Emmy Miller and Nora Koehler combined pitching and struck out 13. They will travel to Seymour tonight.


  • The Debate club ~ If you’re interested, please go to Mrs. Stewarts room (A-123) on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 4:30pm. It’s a great opportunity to learn persuasive writing skills and have fun!


  • Dungeons and Dragons Club will be Thursdays after school until 5pm with Mrs. Lopp.  If you are interested in playing you are invited to come.   We will be meeting in the cafeteria.  Make sure you have a ride by 5:00.


  • Campus Life now meets every Wednesday after school in the cafeteria until 5pm. Campus Life is a positive place where students can have fun with friends, talk about relevant issues, and be heard without judgment. It’s a place where you will be challenged to make good decisions and lead in a positive way here at HHMS.


  • The Art Club will meet on Tuesdays from 3:45 to 5:00pm in A321. (Science Lab) The Classroom code is ygqe64z.  The sponsor is Taylor Hannon.


  • Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Club in Library from 3:45 – 4:45pm (Strause, Boehnlein, C. Hynes) All Highland Hills students are invited to attend.

The next meeting will be:

  • May 26

  • Student Council Meetings (Library) 3:45 – 4:30pm with Amy Hucker & Amellia Dusch

    • May 12


  • Sign Language club will meet @ 8:15am in the Safety Net Room – every other Tuesday with Deanna Schaffer.

    • May 10

    • May 24


  • Jag Clovers will meet in room A284 (Kim Guy’s Room), from 4:00 – 5:15

  • 5/12 meeting

  • 5/26 meeting


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


  • We have moved the Math Help Session tutoring signups to an online version.

Here is the link:


  • The deadline to order your yearbook will be here before you know it! Online sales end May 20. Go to www.yearbookforever.com to reserve your copy!


  • PTO Spirit Night: May 11: Bearnos (all 3 SI Locations)


  • Parents, We have a safety concern that I need your help please.  If you need to pick up your child in the front of school at dismissal, you NEED to park your vehicle on the right-hand side (near the football field) and walk up to get them near Door 35.  Students should NEVER walk through the traffic.  It is very dangerous!  There is a crosswalk that can be used so please don’t walk between the buses.  NO VEHICLES SHOULD BE DIRECTLY BEHIND THE BUSES WAITING FOR THE STUDENT TO COME OUT AND GET INTO THE CAR.  IT IS A SAFETY CONCERN AND YOU ARE BLOCKING OUR 46 BUSES.  I appreciate you keeping everyone safe.  THANK YOU!


  • Effective immediately, there is a $2.00 charge for any reprints of the Z-Pass (Bus Pass).  These will be used again next school year.  Students will need to hang onto their pass for the 22-23 school year.


  • Students, just a reminder that you should be scanning your bus pass as you get on and off of your bus.  This is helpful in an emergency situation for us to know who is on the bus.  Thank you


Ivy Tech’s Kids College Summer Enrichment Program is back, in-person! Registration is now open!

Classes will be held in Ogle Hall on the main Ivy Tech campus in Sellersburg on June 15th and 16th.  The program is geared toward all children in grades K-5. Your child will be engaged in high-interest, educationally appropriate activities promoting critical thinking, collaboration with classmates and most of all, FUN in each course they choose!

Be sure to check out our new course offerings! Classes fill quickly so don’t delay.

Please call (812-248-4925) or email (Sellersburg-kidscollege@ivytech.edu) if you have any questions. If you are able to participate, please remember that your child will need a sack lunch for these two days.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg