Highlands Highlights

November 11, 2014

Upcoming Events


Veterans Day: Have you THANKED a VET Today?

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 4-7 PM, All Schools: PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Nov. 12

Read Your Heart Out - Grandview (All Day)

6 PM - Grandview PTO Meeting, Cafeteria

Nov. 14

Living History Veterans Day Program - High School (All Day)

2 PM - Fairmount First Grade Veterans Day Celebration

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

Nov. 15

11 AM - 1 PM - Swim-A-Thon for Special Olympics, HS Pool

Nov. 16-22
93rd Annual American Education Week: Raise Your Hand for Student Success!

Nov. 17
7 PM - School Board Meeting, HS Library

(Note: The printed activities calendar lists an incorrect date of Nov. 24.)

Nov. 18
5 PM - Parent Workshop - Grandview Library

More News Bits...

Congrats to the 2014 Golden Rams Varsity Football Team & Coaches and Cheerleaders, Marching Band & Sponsors on a fantastic season! The Rams ended their undefeated season against Seton Le-Salle with a 28-21 loss on Friday, Nov. 7 at Valley High School Stadium. Congratulations to Coach Sam Albert, who was named the Greater Allegheny Conference Coach of the Year!


Highlands salutes YOU for your time, service, sacrifice and dedication to our country. Check out some of the planned events on our website here: http://bit.ly/1EvE0QL .

The Highlands Middle School Store (RAMS Mart) raised and contributed $245.00 for the Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The money was raised by the store "going pink" and selling all pink supplies and Breast Cancer Awareness items during most of October.

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.


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.

Produce for People: The Valley News Dispatch is hosting the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches “Produce for People,” helping the Association’s Food Bank provide fresh food and produce to the A-K Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 5 PM to 7:30 PM in Tarentum. If you need food, bring a bag or box to the VND warehouse and sign in there. No proof of income is required. This event needs volunteers. Any amount of time is appreciated.

Spaghetti Dinner for Eli: A Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 to benefit Eli Swierczewski, a 7th grader battling Ewing Sarcoma, a form of cancer. Eli is the nephew of teachers Chris Nowicki & Vickie Nania. The dinner is from 4-8pm at the Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament's Patterson Hall. Eat in or take out. There is also a Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children 8 and under. Tickets may be purchased at B&J Sporting Goods in Natrona Heights or by contacting Mr. Nowicki at cnowicki@goldenrams.com or 724-882-2545.

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.