Highlands Highlights

November 17, 2014

Upcoming Events

Raise Your Hands for Student Success!

Nov. 17

7:00 PM - School Board Meeting

Nov. 18

5:00 PM - Parent Workshop for Gr. K-5, Grandview Library

Nov. 21

8:30 PM - Highlands Hockey vs. Hempfield (Pgh Ice Arena)

Nov. 22

1:00 PM - Tarentum / Brackenridge Holiday Parade

Nov. 23 & 24

PMEA Honors Band Festival @Carnegie Hall, Pgh

More News Bits...

The Highlands Pre-K Counts program for 4-year olds has an opening for one student in the PM session and the waiting list. Contact Jaye Misejka at jmisejka@goldenrams.com or 724-226-2400, ext. 4518.


Grandview Principal Heather Hauser invited the therapeutic reading dogs, local police and firemen, parents, teachers, community members and the Greater Allegheny Conference section champs the Golden Rams football Senior students to read with herself and her students at a huge reading event on Nov. 12 as part of National Young Readers Week. Principal Hauser read for the entire school day as part of the Book It! Principal Challenge. Check out all of our young readers in the photo gallery on www.goldenrams.com !

Known as the "Mountain Man", author and storyteller Robin Moore visited Highlands Middle School to share his expertise of Native American folklore, primitive life, and survival. Mr. Moore and a group of 8th graders also erected a 26 foot tipi in the Middle School gym! Mr. Moore is the author of The Bread Sister of Sinking Creek. The event was coordinated by Middle School librarian Dr. Sandra Reidmiller. Check out the photos of this event on www.goldenrams.com !


Host families will be needed in the Spring for AFS International Days. Contact Kathy Harenski at 724-226-3390 or kharenski@verizon.net if you are interested in hosting an AFS student from another district overnight.


The Tarentum / Brackenridge Christmas Parade will begin at 1 PM on Saturday, Nov. 22. Line up is at Noon under the Tarentum Bridge. Check out our Highlands High School marching band, football team, Variations, Scout Troops and local youth sport teams in the parade sponsored by the boroughs’ Recreation Boards.

Christmas on Corbet Street
will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 5-7 PM along Corbet Street in Tarentum. The event features a bonfire, hot chocolate and sweets, basket raffles and live entertainment from Highlands Middle School Choirs and Andy Mangini. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus. There will be a gift bag for the kids. Check out the Food vendors & Treats for sale.

Share the Warmth:
Donate your gently used warm items or new items to warm those in need. Items can be dropped on the porch of 1126 Constitution Dr. in Tarentum. If you have a need for winter wear or have questions call Generations Pastor Nick Chybrzynski at 828-238-4272.

Positive Athletes: Don’t forget to send your POSITIVE ATHLETE nominee to Misty Chybrzynski at mchybrzynski@goldenrams.com. Indicate the athlete’s name, grade level, sport, and how they are being a positive athlete. Please also note the best way to contact you with questions.

Donate Your Used Specs Today: Tarentum Area Lions Club will be collecting used Eye Glasses in each district building! Send your used specs or drop them off to any school building to be recycled for those in need! Donations being accepted now!

Salvation Army Afterschool Clubs: Looking for a great afterschool program? Check out the Salvation Army Free Afterschool Clubs on Wednesdays. Transportation available by request. Contact Jared at 724-224-6310 ext. 2 to sign up! Activities offered include Open Gym from 3 – 5pm on Mondays; Kids Supper Club from 4:30 – 6:30pm on Wednesdays and Sunday School at 10 am followed by services through Noon.