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Announcements 9-13-21

Highland Hills Middle School Afternoon Announcement for Monday, September 13, 2021

This intervention opportunity for five extra days of instruction has been extended to next Wednesday, Sept. 15th.  For struggling students, this is a great opportunity to help with some of the learning loss.

Covid Information:

  • Parents ~ Please remind your student to wash hands and wear the mask over the mouth and nose to help minimize airborne transmission.

  • We have two new positive cases today that need contact tracing.  We will  make phone calls to let you know if your student was a close contact.  As long as students are masked, they will not have to quarantine in accordance with the Indiana Department of Health.  Thank you for all of your support. We hope everyone is staying healthy & safe.


  • 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.


  • The Indiana Department of Health is not accepting the antibody tests for students to return early.


  • 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.


  • Masks are mandated INSIDE the school building.  Students riding to/from school on a bus must wear a mask due to the federal mandate.  Thank you for your support and cooperation.  We want to keep everyone safe.


PLEASE BE ADVISED ~ COVID-19 School Scenarios (below): The option to not quarantine does not apply outside the classroom setting, including lunch, band, choir or extra-curricular activities.


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

  • If you are attending either the football game or the volleyball game, you must stay at the respective game.  There are no pass outs.

  • Congratulations to our Girls Cross Country team for taking 2nd place in Thursday nights Crawford County Invitational and and big congrats to the boys who took 1st place led by Luke Baylor, Mark Brown, Trey Pinter, Max Watson, Miles, Hudson, and Brennan Denk.

2021-2022 HHMS Open Gym Basketball Schedule


Tryouts for the school teams will not occur until we return from Fall Break.


  • 5th & 6th Grade Boys Basketball ~ There will be an open gym for boys basketball every Monday for 5th and 6th graders from 5:30-7:00. Starts 8/30 and runs through until fall break. Contact Mr. Miller for any questions.

  • 5th & 6th Grade Girls Basketball ~ There will also be an open gym for girls basketball every Tuesday for 5th & 6th Grade from 5:30-7:00.  Starts 8/31 and runs through fall break. Contact Mr. Miller for any questions.

  • 6th Grade Girls Basketball ~ Open Gym will be every Friday after school until 5:30pm beginning 9-10-21 until Fall Break. Coach Jenks will lead.

  • ​​7th Grade Boys Basketball Open gym – 7th grade boys: Coach Reed will lead

8/27 (Friday) – 5:30-7:00

9/1 (Wednesday) – 7:00-8:30

9/3 (Friday) – 5:30 – 7:00

9/10 (Friday) – 5:30 – 7:00

9/14 (Tuesday) – 7:00 – 8:30 (Black Court) – CANCELED

9/20 (Monday) – 7:00 – 8:30

9/22 (Wednesday) – 7:00 – 8:30

9/24 (Friday) – 5:30 – 7:00

  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball ~  will have an “Open Gym” from 5:30 – 7:00pm every Thursday until Fall Break. Coach Metz will lead

  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball ~ will have an “Open Gym” from 5:30 – 7:00pm every Monday. – CANCELED 9/13/21

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Campus Life for 5-8th grades will meet every Friday after school until 5:00pm in the cafeteria. 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.


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:

    • Early Dismissal for Students/Staff Professional Development – Wednesday, September 22 (Students dismiss at 1:45pm)

    • Fall Break – October 4 – 15 (We will have intercession.  More information will come)

  • October 26 ~ Picture Retakes (in the library)

    • Parents will be able to order pictures online this year.  You will get a specific email with your student’s picture on it to place orders.  (5th Grade – Use 1st Period Teacher; 6th Grade – Use your 2nd Period Teacher; 7th/8th – Use your 7th Period Teacher)