High Country News

Family Newsletter for December 2017 and January 2018

Living & Learning the Cougar Way

Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Vision: Walking together on a journey to excellence!


The mission of High Country Elementary is to inspire each child to grow academically and emotionally into lifelong learners through supportive collaboration in a positive environment.

Core Values: What kind of prints do your PAWS make?

Positive Attitude

Act Responsibly

Work Toward Success

Show Respect

High Country Student Mission and Chant!

At High Country we want our students to know and live our mission, just like our families and staff do. In order to make this happen, we have designed a kid friendly mission statement and a chant that represent our focus and values as a campus. We will say our mission statement each day on the announcements and close with our High Country chant.

Student Friendly Mission Statement:

As High Country Cougars, we will reach our goals by being respectful and responsible, working together, and challenging ourselves to grow every day.

Mission Chant:

We're High Country Cougars

And we're ready to grow!

With respect and team work

We'll reach our goals!

Important Dates


  • 12/8 Polar Express PTA Night
  • 12/11-12/13 Penguin Patch Holiday Store
  • 12/15 Holiday Parties @ 10:30
  • 12/15 Half Day 11:40 Dismissal
  • 12/18-1/2 Winter Break


  • 1/2 Student Holiday No School
  • 1/3 Return to School
  • 1/12 End Second Nine Weeks
  • 1/12 Half Day: 11:40 Dismissal
  • 1/12 PTA/Panda Express Spirit Day
  • 1/15 No School: Staff and Student Holiday
  • 1/31 Group Pictures
  • 1/31 Cougar Paw Picnics

  • Check back frequently as calendar is subject to change


Yearbooks are on sale now! The current cost is $28.00 if you order before January 1st. After January 1st the price increases to $30.00. Go to www.balfour.com to order your yearbook today! If you have pictures to ne considered for the yearbook, directions for submitting them are below.
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We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

Wear your HCE Gear or College Colors on designated days to show your school spirit!

1/5 Cougar Spirit Day! Wear your HCE Shirt or wear blue and green!

1/12 Cougar Spirit Day! Wear your HCE Shirt or wear blue and green!

1/19 Report Card Day/College Colors Day: Wear your college gear or colors!

1/26 Cougar Spirit Day! Wear your HCE Shirt or wear blue and green!

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Holiday Party Fast Pass!

Holiday Parties will be held Friday, December 15th, 2017 from 10:40-11:40! We will have a lot of visitors that day. It is important that all visitors sign in at the office.

In order to speed up this process, you may be eligible to get a Fast Pass! If you have signed in to visit before this year, you have the option to follow the link below and complete the form to have your pass printed ahead of time.

If you have a Fast Pass, you will go to the cafeteria and show your ID to pick up your badge and you’re ready to go!

If you don’t have a Fast Pass you will need to wait in line to have your license scanned in the office.


If you are volunteering at any school event you must complete a background check at the link provided below. Please allow up to 48 hours for the background check to be processed! Thank you for your support of High Country!

To complete a background check please click below!

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