Students who wish to tryout for the cheerleading squad must have and maintain good grades, attendance, behavior, and be accepted at Highland by the tryout dates. Practice days and times for tryouts are Tuesday, May 23 to Friday, May 26, 2017 from 3:45 - 5:15 pm in the gymnasium. Please print and fill out the forms linked below.
Highland's 15th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday June 19 at Cramer Mountain Club starting at 8 a.m. If you would like to play or sponsor a hole please print the form and send to Darryl Thompson at the school. If you have questions please contact Mr. Thompson. All proceeds go to help fund the Academy pathway needs.
*Registration to Walk or Run may also be completed online - Click Here*
Highland was recognized at a luncheon with North Carolina's State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson for 100% graduation rate for the class of 2016.
Twelve high school students from Gaston County Schools were selected to attend the 2017 session of the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s School. The program is a summer enrichment experience that provides an opportunity for outstanding students to explore the latest developments, problems, and theories in the various fields of the arts and science.
The annual Star Teacher-Student Awards ceremony presented by Gaston County Schools and sponsored by The Gaston Gazette was held Thursday, April 6 at the Schiele Museum. Each high school and Webb Street School selected an outstanding senior in the Class of 2017 and that student chose a teacher who had the greatest influence on his or her life. Each Star Student honored his or her Star Teacher during the ceremony.
Gaston County Schools is accepting student applications for two of its magnet school programs: the Hawks Nest STEAM Academy and the new Gifted and Talented Academy at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. The deadline for parents to submit an online application is Monday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. The two Academy programs will provide students with outstanding academic and extracurricular opportunities with a concentration on accelerated teaching and learning.
Six outstanding teachers in Gaston County Schools were recognized on Tuesday, March 28 during the National Board Certified Teachers Reception. The teachers are part of an elite group of educators who have earned National Board Certification, which is the highest standard for the teaching profession. The certification is made available through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
The annual Employees Benefits Fair is this Thursday, April 27 from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 5323 Union Road, Gastonia. Employees will have an opportunity to receive information about available benefits and also meet with Pierce Group representatives about enrolling or changing optional benefits for 2017-2018. For more information, call the Human Resources Department.
Just in case you are wondering about the one snow day from January that had not been made up, no need to wonder anymore. The Board of Education voted during its April 10 meeting to “forgive” the day. There are enough instructional hours remaining in the school calendar; therefore, students do not have to make up the day. You may recall that students missed school on January 9 and 10 because of inclement weather, and January 24 was used to make up one of the days.
Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in May at the former Forest Heights Elementary School, #1 Learning Place, Gastonia. Registration will take place at Forest Heights for all elementary schools during the following times: Saturday, May 6 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day. For more information, call (704) 810-7284.
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Quiz Bowl Competition