Highlandville Elementary News

APRIL 2021

Upcoming Events to Mark in Calendars:

  • April 2- No School- Good Friday
  • April 9- Unicorn Day (Bright colors/rainbows/sparkles)

  • April 15- Purple Day for military support

  • April 21- Secretary’s Day

  • April 27- Bus Driver Appreciation Day

  • April 12- Teacher Work Day (Professional Development)
  • April 26- Snow Make Up Monday
  • April 26-May 7: Map Testing Window
  • May 1- Jr. Ag. Plant/Chick Sale & Thank a Farmer Breakfast

Federal Programs Survey Link


Federal law requires school districts to consult with parents on the design and implementation of Title I programs. The school district will soon begin making plans for Title I programs for the next school year, and we are asking for your help by completing this form. Thank you for your assistance and interest in your child's education.

One Book, One Community- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Counselor Note From Mrs. Crabtree

April is the month of perseverance and test taking strategies (grades 3-5) at HES! Mrs. Crabtree will be going into classrooms this month educating students on tips on perseverance. Mrs. Truitt (HES Librarian) and Mrs. Crabtree are teaming up to teach grades 3-5 test taking strategies to prep them for the MAP test during their library time each week.

Sarah Crabtree: 417-443-3361 ext.134

Attendance Matters

---> summer school <---

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Summer School Registration (Click Here)

Please complete the form if your student will be in K, 1, ,2, 3, 4, or 5th grade for Fall 2021-2022. If you have multiple students- please compete a SEPARATE registration for each child. Thanks!

Friendly Reminders from HES Office Staff:

  • Morning drop off times, Tuesday-Friday 7:25-7:55.

  • Please continue to use one lane for morning drop off for the continued safety of students.

  • Students are to be dropped off on the sidewalk at the Elementary’s front entrance.

  • Please do not use cell phones during drop off.

  • At 7:55 the doors to the front entrance will be shut and locked. Staff are no longer monitoring drop off. The building sign will be placed outside that school is in session.

  • After 7:55 students being dropped off are counted as late. Parents are responsible for walking their child in to the elementary office doors and signing their student in.

  • If you need to make a change to your child's regular routine for the end of the day, please send a note to the office. Calls are for emergencies, the school office is a very busy place, especially at the end of the day. If you have a schedule change for your student and it is last minute- please call Chellsie no later than 2:30.

Jr. Ag at HES

Spring is in the air! The Junior Ag students have completed their soil unit and we have transitioned right into planting. We have over 10 different vegetable plants, hanging baskets and bedding plants that we have planted-a total of over 2000 items! So mark your calendars for Saturday MAY 1st and come join us for our 2nd annual plant and chick day sale!

Students will be starting their projects to round out the year. We are really excited to see all of the chicks hatch, the blooming of the flowers and visiting with our farmers at our 2nd annual "Thank a Farmer" breakfast, also on Saturday MAY 1st.

Finally, I want to thank all of the parents, students, administration and community for their support of the Junior Ag program. I wanted to share some exciting news-I, Mrs. Claybrook, have been given the title of 2021 National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award-at which I will be traveling to Des Moines Iowa this June to receive our national award and superior training to bring back for our ag program. THANK YOU HIGHLANDVILLE/SPOKANE COMMUNITY!

Congratulations Mrs. Claybrook!

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Honor Choir at HES

Spring has sprung and music pours forth from our lungs! The Honor Choir students are hard at work in concepts such as breath support, blending, and projecting their voices. We have completed an Easter song, Via Dolorosa, which was recorded at our last rehearsal and will be shared on the HES Music Makers Facebook page ahead of Easter on Good Friday.

The next six weeks of the school year will be dedicated to working on the songs that we will be performing in the Spring Concert (May 12), the Spring Carnival (May 14), and graduation (May 16) -- three performances that are all just days apart!

The Honor Choir will be performing in collaboration with the Middle and High School choirs at the Spring Concert as well as at graduation. In addition, when we perform at the Spring Carnival, one of our songs, True Colors, will feature soloists Aven Stuart and Xavier Buechter. It will be a moment to remember as we honor two of our 5th graders in their last year at Highlandville Elementary School. We hope to see you in the near future as we wrap our year-end performances.

Happy Easter and Happy Spring!

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Spring Carnival

Friday, May 14th, 5pm

223 Kentling Avenue

Highlandville, MO

HES PTO and Highlandville Elementary invite the Highlandville/Spokane community to join us for the annual Carnival. The Show Must Go On so this years event has been moved outdoors. Mark your calendar for a night of fun for the whole family. Carnival 2021 will have food, games, a raffle, the auction, and of course the crowning of our Carnival 2021 King and Queen following the auction.
Admission and food are free (donations graciously accepted). Punch cards will be sold ahead of time and at the door for use at games and for extra treats like cotton candy, popcorn, or sno-cones.

Email pto@spokane.k12.mo.us or message us on FB with any questions.

PTO Update

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Discipline at HES:

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Coach Starrett's Youtube Page

Follow Coach Starrett for some awesome and entertaining workout videos!

Mrs. Burke

Please feel free to e-mail or call when you have questions and/or concerns!