The Husky Update Jan. 17-28, 2022

News for our Highline Community Elementary School

From Principal Sanchez-Hart

Hello Highline Families and Staff,

I hope you are finding time today to reflect on the courageous and relevant work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While we have come so far from the Civil Rights March on Washington in 1963, the current climate reminds each American citizen that we have so much further to go for equality and justice for all. As a school, we stand united in our mission and vision for every child and staff member at Highline:

Our Mission:

Share your story - Power your potential!

Our Vision:

We cultivate our community of learners with a sense of belonging and curiosity. We instill a passion and stamina for learning to continue our intellectual, social, and emotional development to create an inclusive, anti-racist world.

As we continue with the month of January, our 5th graders are receiving introductions to Prairie Middle School. 5th grade families please be on the lookout for registration and AVID information for your student from Prairie Middle School.

Cherry Creek School District is happy to announce the kick-off of our process for nominating the 2021-2022 Educator of the Year. If you are interested in nominating an exceptional educator who represents Cherry Creek’s Future Forward Mission and Vision, please follow the link provided below to complete the nomination process. NOMINATION LINK


  • Monday, January 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
  • Tuesday, January 18 - Prairie MS visits 5th Grade Students
  • Wednesday, January 19 - District PASS meeting at Overland HS 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Jan. 17-Feb. 9 - Educator of the Year Nominations OPEN
  • Tuesday, January 25 - Battle of the Books Challenge
  • Thursday, January 27 - Heart Challenge Donations Due!!!
  • Friday, January 28 - District Spelling Bee Competition - Good luck Emma, Tyson, and Vinessa!!
  • Friday, February 4 - 100th Day of School

On behalf of our dedicated teachers and staff, we thank you for your continued support!



Proud Highline Principal

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Kids Heart Challenge Update from Mr. Horn

Highline Elementary School families,

Families have already joined us on the KHC Road Trip and have taken the challenge to Be Active or Be Kind! Hop on board with these families if you didn't get started last week. So far, we have 7 students registered online. If you haven’t yet registered, you can do so and help us reach our goal of $1500 and don’t forget to complete Finn’s Mission!


Step 1. Visit our school’s Kids Heart Challenge page: OR download the Kids Heart Challenge App for iPhone or Android to search for our school and sign up!

Step 2. Complete Finn’s Mission – this will be your road map!

The top 10 earning students will get to Color Blast Mr. Horn.

The top 3 earning students will get to Color Blast Assistant Principal Ruiz and Mr. Horn


The top 2 earning students will get to Color Blast Principal Sanchez-Heart and Mr. Horn!

Also, don't forget to complete Finn's Mission!

Find out how you can complete Finn's Mission with your family!

For every $50 of lifesaving donations that students raise, they will earn a Mystery Gift! (Up to 20 mystery gifts.) It’s a surprise to see what’s inside! Check out the Mystery Gift video!

Nominations now OPEN for the 2022 Educator of the Year!

All teachers, special service providers (i.e. counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, therapists, etc.) and non-teaching licensed personnel (i.e. deans, instructional coaches, etc.) are eligible to be nominated. The nomination form includes a requirement to upload a 150-500 word written nomination as part of the process.

We are excited to honor our outstanding educators and we hope that you will participate in the nomination process. Select the link below or copy and paste to your browser the link to begin your nomination.


(Optional: Hard copy nomination forms will be sent home Wednesday, January 19, and must be returned to the main office by February 9, 2022)

To access the School Meal Page, click the title above and it will take you to the Title School Solutions site where you can adjust for allergies and dietary needs. You can also look into the future to see what is on the menu as well as change the language from English to Armenian, Burmese, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, Russian, or Vietnamese. Be sure to start with "Highline Community Elementary" in the school section.

This Week: January 17-21, 2022

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Next Week: January 24-28, 2022

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Get Ready .... to CELEBRATE the 100th Day of School - Friday, February 4, 2022


From the CCSD District Department of Equity, Culture & Community Engagement

Greetings District P.A.S.S. Community,

Please join our administrators, teachers, and other Overland Area families at our area feeder event in January! This event will be held VIRTUALLY to help keep everyone healthy during this most recent wave of the pandemic.

Register in advance:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2021-2022 District P.A.S.S. Schedule

  • January 19, 2022, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Overland Feeder Schools – Overland High School
  • February 9, 2022, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Smoky Hill Feeder Schools – Smoky Hill High School, 16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd., Aurora, CO 80015.
  • March 23, 2022, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Cherry Creek Feeder Schools – Cherry Creek High School, 9300 E. Union Ave., Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
  • April 20, 2022, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Cherry Creek Innovation Campus, 8000 S. Chambers Rd., Centennial, CO 80112.

For more information on District P.A.S.S. visit the Cherry Creek School District website:

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Highline Childcare Enrichment Program (HiCEP) through CCSD ECS

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The Highline Office Team

Principal - Diana Sanchez-Hart

Assistant Principal - Gaby Ruiz

Office Manager - Elizabeth Wethington

Registrar - Martha Galvan

School Nurse - Maddie Hamman

Family Liaison - Liz Calvillo-Martinez

Before & After Care (HiCEP) Director - Kathleen Larason

HiCEP: 720-747-2369

Attendance Line: 720-747-2395