Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar
Highland Elementary School News
Student Lighthouse Service Project

hands reaching upwardHighland Elementary Student Lighthouse team members are collecting items for a service project. These items will be sent to American soldiers deployed to Kuwait. To participate, please see Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Gibbons, or a student lighthouse team member.  Deadline is February 28th.  For a complete list of items needed, please click here. 

President's Day

sticky notes with the words-Don't Forget! Monday, February 18th is Presidents Day! Students will not be in school! Have a safe and happy weekend! 


There is no SBDM today. It has been rescheduled for February 22, 4:30 at Highland Elementary. 

Blue and Orange Day

marshall strongFriday is "Blue and Orange Day" in support of Marshall County. Please wear blue and orange to school tomorrow as we support Marshall County.  

Honeymart-Open Friday February 2nd

beeThe Honeymart will be open Friday February 2nd from 7:30-2:45.  Please bring those saved honeybucks and spend them in the Honeymart.  See you there!

Support our Family Resource Center

A flyer that says Pizza! battle of the FRYSCNeed dinner ideas for Wednesday?  Order pizza from Papa John's and support Highland's Family Resource Center.  Thanks for supporting a great program!  Just mention Highland when you order or use the code GHS17. 

Last day for running club until spring!

A smiley face with the words Don't ForgetNovember 9 is the last day for running club this semester.  Running club will start back in the spring when the weather warms up.  Thanks to all of our runners.  See you in the spring! 

Bobby Driver Scholarship Fund

 A sign that reads I'll be Home for ChristmasPresenting "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Saturday November 4th at 7:00 pm.  Click for more information.

Spooktacular Data Night

A clip art picture of a jack-o-laternData Night Spooktacular is this Thursday starting at 5:30.  Click here for more info.

Reminder-Cookie Dough Pick Up!

A sticky note that says Don't ForgetCookie dough pick up is Wednesday September 27 from 2:30-5:30 in the gym. There is no cold storage so all cookie dough must be picked up.  Thanks for your support of Highland Elementary.  

Girl Scout Informational Meeting

a cartoon girl is shown wearing a green dress and holding a box of cookiesThere will be a girl scout informational meeting on Thursday at 5:30 in the Highland cafe.  All girls interested in findng out more about girl scouts are welcome to attend.  See you there! 

See you at the pole

Logo says See you at the pole/fix our eyesSee you at the pole will be held this Wednesday September 27 at 7:20 am.  See you at the pole is an annual voluntary event for students who wish to meet at the flag pole in front of the school and pray as a group.  For more information visit http://syatp.com/ 

Grandparents Day!

a clip art picture of a grandma and a childGrandparents day will be this Friday September 29th at Highland Elementary School.  Grandparents are invited to attend at the following times: Kindergarten- 12:30, 1st Grade-1:15.  See you there! 

Kindergarten gives back!

A group of Kindergarten students with one teacher and two unidentified adults and some supplies to be sent to Hurricane Irma reliefKindergarten students recently participated in bringing in supplies for Hurricane Irma relief.  Click here for more info. 

Important Reminders for Thursday September 21st

An owl with a sign that says, Just a reminder

  • PTO Meeting-September 21st at 5:30
  • Title I Parent Meeting-September 21st at 6:00
  • Book Fair will stay open until 5:30 for families who would like to shop.
  • The Honey Mart will be open from 4:45-5:20 
Cub Scouts Informational Meeting

An animated picture of a boy holding a bow facing a target.  There is a tent in the background and a fire in the foreground.  There will be an informational meeting for families and scholars interested in learning more about Cub Scouts,  Cub Scouts is a program for boys in grades 1st-5th.  The meeting will be held Monday September 18th at 6:00 pm in the Highland Cafe. 

Poppy's Field Trip

Image result for poppy's field trip image  Highland Elementary has been nominated as a candidate for Poppy's Field Trip this week.  Click here for the link to vote! 

Kindergarten Field Trip

a picture of a butterfly on a flowerDon't forget our Kindergarten students will be visiting Edie Bell's Butterfly garden on September 8, 2017. Click here for more information!

Solar Eclipse Information for Glasgow Independent Schools

Link to letter for Glasgow Independent families and students about the upcoming eclipse.

Highland's Back To School Bash: August 1st From 5:00-7:00

Join us on August 1st from 5:00-7:00 for our Back to School Bash. Click here to download your forms in advance.

GIS District Open Enrollment

District wide Open Enrollment will be held at each school on Thursday, July 20th from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm.   Please go to the school that your child will be attending to enroll them.   

CJ Aubin wins 3rd at National Jr. Beta Convention

Highland Elementary student, CJ Aubin recently competed at the National Jr. Beta Convention in Orlando, Fl.  CJ placed 3rd in Division 1 for Sketch.  Congratulations to CJ!

Highland Elementary wins 1st Place at National Beta

Highland Elementary recently competed at the National Jr. Beta Convention in Orlando, FL.   They received 1st place in the Division 1 Group Talent competition.   They also received the People's Choice Award.  Congratulations to all these students and sponsors who worked so hard for this honor!  

SBDM meeting has been rescheduled

The SBDM meeting schedule for Thursday, May 18 has been reschedule for June.

Beta T-Shirt Sales

Highland Elementary Junior Beta Club is hosting a t-shirt fundraiser to help fund their upcoming trip to compete at the National Junior Beta Convention in Orlando, Florida.
If you would like to order, simply complete & return this form with payment attached to your child’s homeroom teacher.
All orders are due back to Highland by Friday morning, May 12th.

Beta T-shirt Order Form

Highland Elementary Named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School
Inquiring Minds Summer Camp

Inquiring Minds Summer Camp

             Mask                                                 Flip Flops         

Highland Beta Glow Run

Highland Beta Club is sponsoring a 5KRun/Walk and Fun Run on Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 to raise money for their trip to the National Beta Convention in Orlando.  Click here to register.  

Glow Run Registration Form

2017 State Testing Schedules

Please follow the Read More link to see the District state testing schedules.

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Highland Elementary will be hosting a world language and culture fair! Come learn about the different cultures around the world on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:00.  Anyone in our community may visit.

After your passport in full, drop by the Highland Café for a taste of the world!  Sample food from Anna’s Restaurant, Gondolier Italian Restaurant and Shogun!

Popcorn Fundraiser Pickup

You may pickup the items from our spring fundraiser on Friday, April 28 from 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm.  Thanks to all who helped us reach our goal!

Highland Elementary Students Honored

Highland Elementary students were recognized at the April GIS Board Meeting for some of their outstanding achievements.

SBDM Parent Election

Parent elections for the 2017-2018 SBDM Council will be Friday, April 21 from 7:30 - 3:00 at Highland Elementary.

Education Town Hall Meeting with Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt

The Kentucky Department of Education announced in early March that Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will be hosting a series of regional Town Hall Meetings across the Commonwealth to gather feedback from Kentuckians on a new accountability system that has been under development for the past year.  A Town Hall Meeting with Commissioner Pruitt will be held in the auditorium of Glasgow High School on Thursday, April 20 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  

Those planning to attend a Town Hall Meeting and requiring interpretive services for the deaf or hard of hearing are asked to contact Susan Palmer at the Kentucky Department of Education, susan.palmer@education.ky.gov or phone at (502) 564-3141, ext. 4805, at least a week prior to the meeting to request services. 

Kentuckians who are unable to attend the meetings, still will have the opportunity to submit their feedback.  Details can be found on Kentucky’s ESSA webpage, http://bit.ly/KYAcccountability, starting March 10.  KDE will provide updates on the meetings on its Facebook page and Twitter account @KyDeptofEd. A dedicated hashtag, #KyEdListens, also is being used for the events. 

Kindergarten Readiness Camp

Join us for Kindergarten Readiness Camp July 31 - August 4 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.  Early drop off begins at 6:45.  All students receive breakfast and lunch at no charge.  Please contact Mr. Harper for more information or to register at 270-659-0432.

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration is Thursday, March 30

Do you know a student who will be entering Kindergarten this fall?  Our Kindergarten Registration is set for Thursday, March 30 from 12 - 6.  Please bring a copy of the following:  birth certificate, social security card (if available), immunization form, and physical.  Please contact Mr. Harper (270-659-0432) if you have any questions.

Principal Selection Survey

Your input is very important to us.  Please complete this survey regarding the selection of the Highland principal.

Principal Survey

Principal Selection Timeline

The Highland Elementary SBDM has released a timeline for the principal selection.

Vacancy Posted


Initial SBDM Council

Principal Selection Mtg.


Principal Selection Training


Second SBDM Council Principal Selection Mtg.

3/30/17 @4:s0

Third SBDM Council

Principal Selection Mtg.

4/13/17 @4:30

Candidate Interviews

Week of 4/17/17

Final SBDM Council Principal Selection Mtg.

4/21/17 @4:30


Highland Grab and Go

We are so proud of our cafeteria team!  Click here for the news article about Grab and Go.

Title I Family Survey

As we make plans for next year, we value your feedback.  Please complete our Title I Family Survey from your computer, tablet, or phone at your earliest convenience.  You may also come to school and use our technology to complete the survey. Also, paper copies or copies of the survey in a different language are available by contacting the front office at 270-659-0432.  We appreciate your time!  Title I Family Survey

Read Across America Week - Dress Up Days

Help us celebrate Read Across America Wee by dressing up!

Monday - Oh, the Places you will Go! Wear your favorite college team or dress as your future career

Tuesday - Yertle the Turtle - Wear green

Wednesday - The Sleep Book - Wear pjs

Thursday - Thing One and Thing Two - Wild hair or dress as a twin

Friday - Fox in Socks - Wear crazy socks

Get Mrs. Riley to Kiss a Pig - American Heart Association

As a Jump Rope for Heart partner, we need $113 to meet our goal and get Mrs. Riley to kiss a pig!!! Click here for the link to donate online.

Chamber of Commerce Work Ethics Certification Award

Do you know a senior who could use $1000? The Glasgow-Barren Co Chamber of Commerce is offering a $1000 award to a GHS senior who demonstrates work ethics such as dependability, respect, and time management.  The $1000 can be used for college/university, technical school, start-up business, etc. The application dealine is March 17.   Application

Highland Jr Beta Wins at State Convention

Congratulations to the Highland Jr Beta Club for winning Group Talent at state convention.  Other winners include CJ Aubin 1st Place in Pencil Sketch and Mason Lowery 3rd Place Video Technology.  The Beta Club will be fundraising for their trip to Orlando in June.  We are proud of you!

Mardi Gras - Fat Thursday Dance Planned for March 2

K-Kids is hosting Mardi Gras Fat Thursday dance on Thursday, March 2 from 5:30 - 7:00.  Cost is $5 per student.  Students can pre-order tickets for $4.  Flyers and pre-order forms will be sent home asap.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Allison Key at allison.key@glasgow.kyschools.us.

Lion King, Jr.

Highland Elementary Lion King, Jr. Casting Call: August 28th & 29th! Click here for more information on how your child can join in the fun!

Don't forget-4th Grade Swim Lessons!

All Fourth Grade students will be heading to the Barren County Family YMCA for swimming lessons September 18-22

School Picture Retakes on October 19th

Any student that was absent on School Picture Day will have the chance to have retakes taken on October 19th

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is October 23rd-27th. Click for more information about the theme of each day!

Veterans Day Program-November 8

American flagVeterans Day Program-November 8th at 9:00 am

Click for more information. 

World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

Five Candy bars are picturedWe are selling World's Finest Chocolate.  Please sign your child's permission form to get a box to sell.  Thanks for supporting Highland Elementary!

Christmas Program

A picture of a reindeer with colored lights on it.  Families of K-2nd students are invited to the annual Christmas Program December 14 at 6:00 pm.  Don't miss watching these primary students perform! Students please arrive by 5:40!  See you there.  

Jr Beta Convention

The Jr, Beta Club logo Don't forget! National Jr Beta Convention is January 31st-February 2nd.

Deck the Halls of Highland

A Christmas sign that says Deck the HallsDeck the Halls of Highland will be Saturday December 2.

Click here for more information. 

Brain Boosters Club

a lightbulb with words in it Families, BBC will begin January 4th for grades 1st-5th and will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays until 3:30.  Kindergarten will begin January 9th and will meet Tuesdays only until 3:30.  If your child is attending BBC, you have already been contacted by your child's teacher.    

Highland Elementary Presents Disney The Lion King jr.

Disney The Lion King Jr.Highland Elementary is excited to present Disney The Lion King Jr.  Click here for more info.  

County-Wide Spelling Bee

the words spelling bee and a picture of a beeThe County-Wide Spelling Bee will be held January 22nd.  Good Luck to all participants! 

HEAT places 2nd overall at District Governor's Cup

A picture of the Highland Academic Team after winning 2nd at districtHighland Elementary Academic Team placed 2nd overall at District Governor's Cup on Saturday.  They placed in several team and individual areas.  Click here for a complete list of winners.  

HES students perform at KMEA

Ellie and Logan with Mr Shep in front of the Center for Performing Arts Highland Choir students Ellie Ball and Logan South were invited to be part of the Kentucky ChildrenÅ› Chorus at the Kentucky Music Educators Association conference in Louisville February 7-8.  This is a prestigious honor that both students were thrilled to accept.  Music teacher, Matt Shepherd, submitted audition tracks for all students interested in being in the choir, and was notified by KMEA that Ellie and Logan were chosen. They performed Thursday, February 8th at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts with students from various parts of the state.  They represented Highland well as they took this opportunity to ¨find their voice¨.     

Highland Night at Zaxby's

The Zaxby's chicken logoTuesday January 23rd is Highland Night at Zaxby's.  Eat at Zaxby's and support our school! 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No School

I have a dream text with a picture of MLK  No School January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!           

100 Days of School

100th Day of SchoolOn Friday, February 2nd we will celebrate the 100th Day of School!  For more information, contact your child's teacher.   

Student Leadership Roles

a clip art that says Apply Now!We are now taking applications for student leadership roles.  These are available in grades K-5.  For more information, click here. 

Children's Day Celebration Tonight!

The 2017 Children's Day Celebration will be from 6pm-8pm on November 20.  

Childrens Day

Dollars and Sense

Clip art that reads dollars and senseStudents in 4th and 5th grade will be participating Friday in Dollars and Sense.  This program is offered in connection with the Barren County Extension Office and teaches students about managing money.  For more information, contact Trey Harper, Guidance Counselor.  

Family Literacy Night-November 9

a clip art pic of some booksFamily Literacy Night is Thursday November 9, beginning at 5:00. The Honey Mart will be open from 4:30-5:00.  Click for more information. 

1st Grade Field Trip this week

A sign says Mammoth Cave National Park 1st grade will be going on a field trip to Mammoth Cave National Park.  Click here for more info. 





PTO Meeting on October 19th

Join us for our PTO Meeting on October 19 at 3:00 in the HES Library as we start planning for Deck the Halls of Highland

Wild West Book Fair: Saddle up and Read!

Book fair is coming! Click here for more info! An image with a cowboy hat and a cactus and the words Wild West Book Fair Saddle Up and Read!

National Beta Winners Recognized

Highland Elementary Beta students were recognized at the September 11, 2017 GIS Board meeting for their outstanding accomplishments at the National Jr. Beta Convention in Orlando, FL. in June.   HES received 1st place in the Group Talent competition and CJ Aubin placed 3rd in sketching.

Nightmare at McKinley Field on October 21st

Join in the Halloween fun as the Glasgow High School Cross Country Team presents "Nightmare at McKinley Field" Fun Run & 5K on October 21st. Click here to download Registration Forms.

Annual Fifth Grade Field Trip to Frankfort

Fifth Grade students will take their annual trip to Frankfort on October 24th

Budget Class

A stack of coins that say the words budget on topWould you like to learn more about how to manage money?  Click here to find out more.  

Merry Grinchmas!

Merry Grinchmas clip artHappy Holidays Highland Families!  As we get into the holiday spirit we want to invite each of you to participate in our Grinchmas theme, A change of mindset can change your heart.  Please click here for more details.  

Highland Fundraiser

Highland students are in the middle of our annual Fall PTO Cookie Dough Fundraiser through August 30th

Jump Rope for Heart

an image that says welcome to the scare squadFamilies, our annual Jump Rope for Heart event is coming up February 14, 2018.  Click here to see how your student can be involved. 

Student-Led Conferences

student-led ConferencesFamilies don't forget that Student-Led Conferences will be held January 25 from 3:00-5:30!

School Environment Parent Survey

surveyThe Leader in Me School Environment Committee invites parents to complete a short survey about the overall school environment.  This survey focuses on how the school looks and how it feels related to the Leader in Me.  Please let your voice be heard and help us improve our school.  Click here to take the survey.

Highland Elementary Student-led Conferences

A student and a parent doing a conferenceStudents and families at Highland Elementary attended Student-led Conferences Thursday night.  This event differs from the traditional parent-teacher conferences that we all remember as students, in one specific way. The students take the lead, not the teachers! In a student-led conference, the students are in charge of reporting to parents their progress on core subjects and whether they are reaching grade-level benchmarks.  Parents also partner with students and help them write goals to achieve by the end of the school year.  This type of conference allows students to be proactive about their own learning and also makes parents partners in the learning process.  After conferences, each student enjoyed a bag of fresh-popped popcorn.  Thank you to all families who came out Thursday night.  

HES Jr Beta Wins at State

Highland Beta members after winning state Congratulations to HES Beta Club members and sponsors! Click here for a complete list of awards.  

Highland Student's Art Chosen for District Christmas Card

Superinttendent Keith Hale hands certificate to student Ellie Ball.  Several students are shown in the background.  Highland Elementary student Ellie Ball was recently chosen as the district art Christmas card winner for this year.  Ellie was one of the Highland winners and competed against South Green Elementary students before finally being chosen as the overall winner.  Her drawing will be featured on the district Christmas card this year.   

Matt Shepherd Honored by GIS Board

Matthew Shepherd, music teacher at Highland Elementary was recognized at the September 11, 2017 GIS Board meeting.   Mr. Shepherd was recently selected as the KMEA 3rd District Elementary Music Teacher of the Year.  Glasgow Independent School District is very proud of this honor for Mr. Shepherd.

No School September 4th

Enjoy your Labor Day with friends and family! We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday.

Academic Team

Three award medals are pictured with a 1,2,and 3 on them.  Highland Elementary Academic Team (HEAT) is beginning practice this week.  Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of a winning tradition.  Click here for more information!

Glasgow High School Choral Department presents Meredith Wilson's The Music Man

Glasgow High School Choral Department presents Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.  The performances will take place in the GHS Auditorium on March 2 and 3 at 7PM and March 4 at 2PM.  Tickets are available online at  https://ghsmusical.ludus.com and at the door.  If you have any questions or special seating arrangements, please contact us at ghsticketsales@gmail.com or 270-651-8801.

Shirts for the show can be ordered from the following link:   The Music Man T-Shirt Order Forms  



HES Student Places in Top 3 of County-Wide Spelling Bee

Preston Allen competing  in the Spelling beePreston Allen, Highland Elementary School 5th grade student, placed 3rd overall in the Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival County-wide Spelling Bee.  Preston was runner-up at Highland before advancing to the county-wide bee.  Congratulations Preston for representing Highland and finishing in the top three.      

Vote for the 2018-19 School Year Calendar

There are two options available for the community to vote on for the 2018-19 Glasgow Independent school calendar.  The poll will be open until Sunday, December 3rd. 

Glasgow Board of Education Local Planning Committee Meeting Notification

The Glasgow Board of Education Local Planning Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at Glasgow Middle School at 105 Scottie Drive, Glasgow Kentucky.  The purpose of the meeting is an orientation meeting in regards to developing a new District Facility Plan. 

Running Club at Highland

A graphic of three runners Highland Elementary is forming a running club for the 2017-2018 school year, for 2nd-5th grade students.  Click here for more information!   

Super Saturdays

A star with the words WKU the center for gifted studiesClick here for more information about opportunities for students in grades 1-8. 

Highland Students Accepted into All-State Choir

Ten students from Highland Elementary School were recently accepted into the Kentucky American Choral Directors Association (KYACDA) All-State Choir, according to HES music teacher Matt Shepherd.

Christmas Card Art Contest-Highland Winners

The word art written in red, blue, and yellow/green.Highland students grades 2nd-5th recently participated in an exciting art contest.  Students were asked to draw and color a Christmas card.  The winners from Highland will be sent to the Glasgow Board of Eduation where they will compete with the best of South Green Elementary. Click here for Highland winners!

Angel Tree Applications

Image result for angel treeAngel Tree applications are being accepted September 25-27, at Mary Wood Weldon Library from 9:00-2:00. 

Glasgow Board of Education Local Planning Committee Public Forum Notification

The Glasgow Board of Education Local Planning Committee will hold a public forum on Thursday, February 20, at 5.30 p.m. at Glasgow Middle School at 105 Scottie Drive, Glasgow Kentucky. The local planning committee will solicit public comments regarding district facilities and the district facility plan.

2018-19 School Calendar

The 2018-19 GIS school calendar has been finalized.  Please click the link to view the calendar 2018-19 Calendar.

Ready, Set, Grow University

Image result for ready set growIs your child starting Kindergarten soon? Are you looking for something to help prepare them for the Kindergarten classroom?  Click here for more information! 

Highland's Mr. Shep Named Music Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Shep on this tremendous accomplishment! Click here to read more.

Lost & Found Items

Please be sure that you are writing your child's name in their jackets, lunch boxes, etc... All unclaimed items in the Lost & Found will be given away on October 1st.

Glasgow Independent Schools spacer
cms login intranet login RSS new facebook twitter
Highland Elementary School
164 Scottie Drive
Glasgow, KY 42141  

Phone: (270) 659-0432 
Fax: (270) 659-0478