Hi-lites week of September 25, 2020

Remember to buy a pumpkin and a wreath and get a flu shot.

We Need You. Consider being a Substitute Teacher at HiC

Registration - Substitute Training

Thank you for your interest in being a classroom substitute in our Catholic elementary schools! We are excited to have you join us!

Dates and time: October 5-6, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in-person OR via Zoom.
For safety, there are a limited number of seats for the in-person training. Masks will be required.
Registration deadline is October 1.

Location: St. Charles Borromeo, 2739 Stinson Boulevard NE, St. Anthony (612-781-6529)
Cost: Covered by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence
Course instructor: Principal Kate Wollan, Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School, St. Paul

Eligibility and Information:
You must have a minimum of a BA/BS degree.
Attendance at the full training is required.
Completion of the training does not guarantee employment as a substitute.
All hiring decisions are made at the school level by the principal.
Participants will receive a training manual, information on how to complete required background checks and paperwork, and learn how to connect with schools where you wish to serve.

Registration questions can be directed to: jenniferhaller@cscoe-mn.org

Educate Training for Parents/Guardians

Educate is our School System with many features to support parents and guardians. You can find an online Household Directory, grades and assignments for Grades 4th-8th.

Here is a quick video link to get you up to speed on these features. Also, when you are in Educate you can update your Contacts.


Highland Catholic School Schedule for Virtual Fall Conferences.

We are hoping for 100% participation in fall conferences. With such little face to face contact between teachers, parents and guardians, we need these conferences to stay connected.

Friday, Oct. 30th - No School

No In-person classes

Distance Learning Lite - Students will have remote work assigned.

Teachers will prepare for conferences.

Monday, Nov. 2nd - No School

No in-person classes

No distance learning

Conferences will be held virtually

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd - No School

No in-person classes

No distance learning

Conferences will be held virtually

This is Election Day so bring your child to vote for a real-life civic lesson.

Marathon of Service

Highland Catholic School is excited to present our initial plan for service works at each grade level. Students are excited to "earn' Marathon pledge this year by helping others. Many classes will continue to serve throughout the school year. This is a great start.

K: Christmas cards for military members with a lip balm and toothbrush drive for care packages

*All households welcome to send in lip balms and tootbrushes.

1: Letters to a local retirement community

2: Letters to a local retirement community

3: Socktober clothing drive

*All households welcome to send in socks, undies and winter accessories.

4: Holiday greetings and decorations for Loaves and Fishes participants

5: Letters to veterans and placemat making for Carondelet Village

6: Letters and care packages to African countries via the National Guard and cards to isolated adults at the Amherst Wilder center

7: Earth Day events

8: Pen pal letters, Christmas cards, and decorating for the holidays with Little Sisters of the Poor and other local nursing homes

"Come with Me," and make a difference!


Here is the new text number for reporting student absences at Highland Catholic School


This is a text only number

Please send the student name and reason for absence. Please give as much information as possible. The more the better!

We suggest adding this number to your contacts. Thank you.

Label those HiC Sweatshirts, please!

With classroom windows open for CDC recommended air exchange, the classrooms can feel a bit chilly. It is a great year to own a HiC sweatshirt available in our school store. You can order online under "current parents."

Please design a way to put your child's name or your family name in the sweatshirts. It is so sad to see a piles of unclaimed sweatshirts around the school. Thanks for any help. For non-sewers like me, a little piece of duct tape inside works perfectly.