Resources for Military Families

February 25th, 2020

Support for Military Families

Highland Hills Middle School is committed to providing support to families of service members and veterans. If you are a military family and need assistance, please contact our Point of Contact, Ms. Benning, at rbenning@nafcs.org. You can also contact the grade level counselors. 

Resources for Military Families

Indiana Department of Education: https://www.doe.in.gov/

The Military Interstate Compact: https://www.dodea.edu/Partnership/interstateCompact.cfm 

Military One Source: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/ 

Military Child Education Coalition: https://www.militarychild.org/ 

National Military Family Association: https://www.militaryfamily.org/

Recognition of Service Members and Veterans

Veterans Day Celebration

Each year Highland Hills Middle School is proud to recognize the veterans and service members in our community. Our school hosts a Veterans Day program for all students, staff, and veterans and service members in our community to attend. The Floyd Central High School Naval JROTC provides the Color Guard and performs a Drill routine. There is a speech writing competition each year, and the winners present their speeches to the audience. We always have beautiful musical tributes to our brave men and women as well. 

Wreaths Across America

Highland Hills Middle School has participated in our local Wreaths Across America ceremony for the past two years. We host a guest speaker to come speak to the 7th grade Social Studies class about the Wreaths Across America program and its significance. We organize a group to represent HHMS at the ceremony. Over 30 students have attended each year, and HHMS plans to make this an annual tradition.

 

Other Recognition

  • Guest Speaker: The 7th grade social studies department hosted Colonel Bob Benning as a guest speaker. He spoke to all 7th grade students about deployment to Afghanistan.
  • Operation Gratitude: Each year, HHMS students contribute hundreds of cards to Operation Gratitude. Through Operation Gratitude, the cards are sent out to service members, veterans, and first responders all over the world.

NAFCS School Board

Resolution in Support of Militaries Families

March 2020 

WHEREAS, today over one million Americans are bravely serving in the United States Armed Services. More than 19,000 Hoosiers have actively served their nation away from home; and 

WHEREAS, over 20,000 children in the State of Indiana are members of military families; and 

WHEREAS, students who have parents in the military may experience six to nine different schools during their K-12 education; and 

WHEREAS, frequent moves, family separations through deployments and reintegration issues present unique challenges to military families; and 

WHEREAS, the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation is committed to meeting the unique needs of all students, especially those of military youth therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation offers our gratitude and support for all military personnel, their families and veterans; 

RESOLVED, Highland Hills Middle School in the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation will establish a trained point of contact to support military families; 

RESOLVED,  the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation will make every effort to connect military families with the resources they need.