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Highland Elementary School News
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.

Congratulations HEAT - District Governor's Cup Runners-Up

Congratulations to Highland Elementary's Academic Team - the HEAT!  They won mutilple awards at District Governor's Cup and were Runners-Up overall!  Here are the individual results:

FPS - 1st Place - Khloe Hale, Emma Kate Fields, Ashton Page, and JP Pitcock

Hunter Brooks - 2nd Math; Andrew West - 1st Science and 1st Language Arts; Preston Allen - 3rd Arts/Humanaities and 3rd Social Studies; Danica Ingram - 4h Arts/Humanities; Abbey Wilson - 2nd Written Composition; Josie Bowling - 3rd Written Composition

Congratulations to Ms. Lisenby, Mrs. Norris, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Neal, Mrs. Miller, and Mrs. Paul for a great year!

HIghlander Classic

HIghland PTO is sponsoring a basketball tournament for grades 3 - 8 on February, 17, 18, and 19.  To sign up, contact Mr. Murphy at 270-659-0432.

Highland Express - Newest Edition

Click here for the newest edition of the Highland Express.

Highland Express 1-30-17

Clovers for Chloe T-shirts on Sale

Chloe Garmon, a former Highland student and now a 7th grader at GMS, has been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer.  A t-shirt has been designed by one of her friends and is being sold to help with medial bills.  The last day to order a t-shirt is Wednesday, January 18.  The cost is $10.  If you have questions, please contact Heather Gibbons (270) 659-0432.  Thank you!

T-shirt Order Form

Disney's Peter Pan, Jr to be Performed at Highland

Join us for a great night of theater as Highland presents Disney's Peter Pan, Jr on Friday, January 20 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.  Hope you can join us!

Highland Jr Beta to Attend Conference

Highland's Jr Beta will attend the state conference in February at Lexington.  Click here to view our video.



An Evening with Santa: Primary Christmas Program

Join us for an evening with Santa filled with music from our primary students and including a visit with Santa and his eleves Thursday, December 15 at 6:00pm in the gym.

Deck the Halls of Highland

Deck the Halls of Highland

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!

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!

Children's Day Celebration Tonight!

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

Childrens Day

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.  

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

Highland Fundraiser

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

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.

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.   

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. 

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!  

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!

No School September 4th

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

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. 

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.

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Highland Elementary School
164 Scottie Drive
Glasgow, KY 42141  

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