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Announcements 9/20/22

Highland Hills Middle School Afternoon Announcement for Tuesday, September 20th:



  • Wednesday, September 21st will be an Early Release Day.

    • Period Zero students will still have class but will need to wait in FC Rotunda until shuttle bus comes to transport to HHMS.

    • Students will dismiss @ 1:45pm.

    • Buses will arrive home in the afternoon 2 hours earlier.

    • There will NOT be any practices after school that day – all students will need to go home unless they are staying for the YMCA Afterschool Care.

    • Students will work asynchronously from 1:45-3:45.


To all 6th, 7th and 8th grade band students:  Check your Google Classroom page for a very important announcement from Mr. Thomas and Mr. Yankey regarding Bandapalooza and share it with your parents tonight.



The HHMS routes are cancelled for Monday, September 19th:

All buses are running!


PTO Spirit Night @ Berry Twist on Tuesday, September 27th!

PTO Spirit Night @ Bearnos on Wednesday, October 26th!


  • Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be the week of September 26 – 30th.  Schedule will come later.  There will be a Counselor’s Parent Night (more info will come) on Wednesday, September 28th from 6:00 – 6:45pm and then the book fair will be open to HHMS families from 6:45 – 8:00pm.


 You’re Invited!

  NAFCS Middle  School Reading and Math Workshop

   October 3-7, 2022

 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highland Hills Middle School


Half-Day FREE Workshop will include:

*Quarter 1 review of reading and math skills

*Daily indoor/outdoor physical activity

*Fun atmosphere and positive learning environment

*Transportation to and from school

*Free Breakfast

*A visit from the Kona Ice Truck

To secure your student’s spot, register with one of the options below

by September 23!


       Scan              Or   Click here to register!


  • Upcoming Theme Days

    • Book Fair/Week before Fall Break

      • September 28 ~ Wacky & Crazy Hair and Sock Day

      • September 29 ~ Favorite Character: Dress as your favorite TV, Movie, or Book Character

      • September 30 ~ School Spirit Day – wear Green for Education Foundation Day


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

  • HHMS volleyball team had some exciting matches last night against OLPH. Great job ladies. Please come tonight to support the lady jags while they play Silver Creek. The game is at Floyd Central tonight. All HHMS students get in free with their ID tonight. Be sure to wear your green! Good luck tonight!!

  • The Girls Cross Country Team had another great showing at the Trinity Invitational this weekend. Our 7/8th Grade team took 3rd overall at a new 4K distance – Outstanding performances by Noel Nifong, Isabella Milliner, Emma Campbell, Kara Walter, Jenna Wheatley, and Claire Pangburn.

  • Our 5/6th Grade Team took 2nd place in the team standings with a top 10 finish by Lorelei Stumler, followed by Blake Baylor, Grace Finn, Olivia Hopf, and Lyla Riddle.

  • The Lady Jags are back in action October 1st where they will compete at the Middle School State Cross Country Championship.

Please continue to check the team app or contact Morgan or Chris with any questions

Updated Practice and Game Schedule:

9/20 – Home Match – Providence/SIC – 5pm

9/21 – Home Match – Scribner – 5:30pm

9/22 – Home Match – Clarksville – 5pm

9/24 – Clark Floyd Tourney


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

  • The RAK Club is hosting a collection for Birthday Supplies to create Birthday care packages for families who cannot afford to have a birthday party for their kids. We will have collection boxes by the main stairwell near the elevator on each floor as well as a box in the commons by the front office. We will collect items between Monday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 28th.

Items to donate:

(Any food that you donate should be prepackaged)

  • Cake mix

  • Icing

  • Candles

  • Birthday Gift bags (large)

  • Birthday Cards

  • Assorted birthday decorations

  • Intramurals start this week.  Intramurals is for any student who is interested in playing different sports.

    • Our 7th and 8th graders meet on Thursday mornings from 7:30 – 8:35AM.

    • Our 5th and 6th graders meet on Friday mornings from 7:30 –  8:35AM.

    • Students can enter the gym through door 28.

    • If you have any questions, please see Ms. Fox or Mr. Michell.

    • The first semester schedule is posted on the club board.

  • Sudoku club – We are looking for students interested in joining a Sudoku club.  We will start in October and meet on Thursdays after school until 5:00.  Anyone interested should email Mrs. Jenkins (kjenkins@nafcs.org) for more information.

  • Journalism Club ~   will not meet this week due to the Early Release Day.  We will meet weekly on Wednesdays in room A185 from 4-5pm.    This is open to all 5-8 grade students and we will be learning the basics of journalism while attending events, conducting interviews and taking pictures to put in the publication we will produce.     If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Taggart at staggart@nafcs.org.

  • Chess club ~ will meet on Tuesdays after school until 5:00.  We will meet in Mrs. Schroeder’s room (A244).  No experience required.  See Mrs. Milliner amilliner@nafcs.org or Mrs. Schroeder jschroeder@nafcs.org if you have any questions.

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Club will continue to meet in the Safety Net Room (across from the cafe’) every other Tuesday from 8:15am.  See Deana Schaffer if you have any questions – dschaffer@nafcs.org

    • Here are the dates for our ASL Club meetings:

      • September 27

      • October 18

      • November 1

      • November 15

      • November 29

      • December 13

      • January 10

      • January 24

      • February 14

      • February 28

      • March 14

      • April 11

      • April 25

      • May 9

      • May 23

  • 5th/6th Grade

    • October 18th *Fall Break

    • November 8th

    • December 13th

  • 7th/8th Grade

    • September 27th

    • October 25th

    • November 29

    • December 20


  • The Debate Club will begin meeting after fall break.  The first meeting will be in Mrs. Stewart’s room A123 on Thursday, 10/20 from 3:45 – 4:30.  The debate club will meet bi-weekly once the first meeting has taken place.  Future dates will be posted.  Please see Mrs. Stewart if you have any questions.


  • Campus Life  – (will not meet this Wednesday due to the early release) for 5-8th grades meets on every Wednesday 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.  See Kevin Becht with any questions @ kbecht@yfc.net


  • Art Club


  • Meets until 5:00pm in A251, the second floor science lab.

  • Taylor Hannon will be the club sponsor.  thannon@nafcs.org

Group One

  • 10/19/22

  • 11/2/22

  • 11/16/22

  • 12/7/22

  • 1/11/23

  • 1/25/23

  • 2/8/23

  • 3/1/23

  • 3/15/23

  • 4/12/23

  • 4/26/23

  • 5/10/23

  • 5/24/23

Group 2

  • 9/28/22

  • 10/26/22

  • 11/9/22

  • 11/30/22

  • 12/14/22

  • 1/18/23

  • 2/1/23

  • 2/22/23

  • 3/8/23

  • 4/5/23

  • 4/19/23

  • 5/3/23

  • 5/17/23

  • 5/24/23


  • Student Council Meetings with Ameilla Dusch and Amy Hucker ~ Room A386 ~  after school until 4:30.  This is the student council group that was picked last spring.

  • October 20 (Thursday)

  • November 10 (Thursday)

  • December 8 (Thursday)

  • FCA ~   The next full group FCA meetings will take place on September 27 at 8:00.  Please contact Chris or Liz Smith with any questions (cesmith@nafcs.org or esmith@nafcs.org).


Good luck to any of our Jaguars that perform or play this evening.  Remember to go out and have a kind heart, a fierce mind, and a brave spirit.  Have a great afternoon.


OTHER Announcements

  • Fall Intersession is Oct. 3rd – 7th (Mon – Fri)

    • The hours have slightly changed in an effort to better accommodate transportation.

    • The Middle School student day is 9:00am – 12:00pm.

    • Student registration will open shortly after Labor Day


  • Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, October 25th in the Library

  • 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

New school meal applications are needed from ALL

families in our district. Completing your application

helps your school improve for all its students!


You can access the application from our food & nutrition site: https://www.nafcs.k12.in.us/food-nutrition-services/


Click on the Free & Reduced Meal Application Tab to access the form


  • Bus ID Pass: There is a $2.00 charge for any reprints of the Z-Pass

  • 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.  It is NOT required to have a bus pass at this time.  Please be patient with us as we need to get passes out to our new students.  Thank you



  • Volunteering in the building/field trips/guest speakers will require a criminal background check each school year.   Here is the google link for Background check – https://forms.gle/vuLRRKRZkPSoFydn7


  • If you are anticipating being out of school for more 2 or more consecutive days, stop by the office to pick up a green Absence form from Mrs. Burger.


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.

  • Don’t release students from your vehicle until 8:40am in both the upper and lower car rider lines. This is for their safety.


  • 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.  (We are still waiting on the white lines to be painted)

  • Both lanes will exit using the side parking lot (orange below)

  • Cars attempting to enter the front entrance will be directed to the Indian Creek Lane for drop off.  We appreciate your cooperation.

  • 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)


 You’re Invited!

  NAFCS Middle  School Reading and Math Workshop

   October 3-7, 2022

 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highland Hills Middle School


Half-Day FREE Workshop will include:

*Quarter 1 review of reading and math skills

*Daily indoor/outdoor physical activity

*Fun atmosphere and positive learning environment

*Transportation to and from school

*Free Breakfast

*A visit from the Kona Ice Truck

To secure your student’s spot, register with one of the options below

by September 23!


       Scan              Or   Click here to register!