Highlands Highlights

January 20, 2015

Upcoming Events

Jan. 20

Boys JV Basketball @ 6 PM / Varsity @ 7:30 PM vs. Knoch

Jan. 21
3:30 PM Boys 7/8 Basketball vs. Burrell
Boys JV Basketball @ 6 PM / Boys Varsity @ 7:30 PM @Apollo-Ridge
Girls JV Basketball @ 6 PM / Varsity @ 7:30 PM vs. Southmoreland

Jan. 22
3:30 PM Boys 7/8 Basketball vs. Springdale
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Elementary Cheer MINI-CAMP @ High School
6:00 PM Boys/Girls Swimming vs. Mars
Girls JV Basketball @ 6 PM / Varsity @ 7:30 PM vs. Hampton

Jan. 23
EARLY DISMISSAL - ALL SCHOOLS; Gr. K-5: 1:28pm, Gr. 6-12: 12:30pm
Boys JV Basketball @ 6 PM / Varsity @ 7:30 PM vs. Hampton
7 PM Elementary Mini Cheer Camp (PERFORMANCE) @ High School
6:30 PM Highlands Hockey @Armstrong (Belmont Complex)
7:00 PM FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - "Frozen" (High School Audion)

Jan. 24
8:00 AM Wrestling @Central Catholic (Duals)
* Check with the Athletic Dept. for confirmations or game changes. Those listed are most current.

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The annual Musical Alumni Cabaret Fundraiser “A Wild & Wonderful Evening with the GOLDEN Stars!” will be held Saturday, Feb. 7 beginning at 7 PM at Highlands High School in the Auditorium. Enjoy musical selections from current and former students from the Highlands Music Department. The evening will include light refreshments and raffles for gift basket giveaways. Tickets cost $5 each. Proceeds benefit the Highlands High School “Tarzan the Musical” Production taking place at Highlands March 6-8.


Highlands High School students will be presented with the Taking the Lead: Ford Driving Skills for Life program at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Highlands High School in Natrona Heights. The program is designed to educate and encourage students to be safe drivers from a panel of experts, including a state police officer. The program is presented by KDKA-TV and partners. Sarah Arbogast of KDKA-TV will kick off the program.


The annual Family Reading Night sponsored by Title I will be held during Read Across America Week on Monday, March 2 at 6:30pm, Highlands Middle School. This year's favorite family-centered event will feature the magic and comedy of Jeff Allan. More details will be posted soon and sent home with Pre-K through Gr. 5 students in the coming weeks.


Sizes and Colors are limited, cost is $15. Please contact Mrs. Schoepf at Highlands Middle School at kschoepf@goldenrams.com or (724)226-0600 x 227. Proceeds benefit HMS student programs.


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.


Check out www.goldenrams.com/events for our details about community events!

First United Presbyterian Church of Tarentum welcomes the Sadecky Puppets on Saturday, Jan. 31 for a special presentation of "A Small Act of Kindness" at 11:00am. The event is FREE and open to the community. The church is located at 913 Lock St. in Tarentum.

Natrona Heights Baseball/Softball Assoc. (NHBSA) registrations for the 2015 season begin on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 6-8pm at the Harrison Township Municipal Building. Visit www.nhbsa.com for additional registration days and information.

Highlands Little League registrations for the 2015 season begin on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 12-4pm at the Highlands Community Center. Visit www.highlandslittleleague.com for additional registration days and information.

Daffodil Days: Support the Highlands Relay for Life and American Cancer Society by purchasing a “Hope by the Bunch” during the Daffodil Days sales. Cost per bunch is $14 and donations of a “gift of hope” will also be accepted for $14 each. Cash or checks will be accepted, made out to Melissa McCurdy. Flowers will arrive Friday, March 13. Contact Melissa by email to mmccurdy1996@verizon.net or 724.224.2646 or order at any district building. Orders due by Thursday, Jan. 22.

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.