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    Making A Difference In The Middle

2017 Madison County Champions
  • 6th Grade Boys' Basketball Team
  • Beginning Tuesday, January 17
    Beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2017,

    HMS will have the opportunity to expand

    the after school tutoring program for all

    HMS students.

    HMS teachers will be helping students

    in ALL subject areas and across ALL
    grades.  All students are welcome to

    attend.  The program will run every

    Monday through Thursday.  There will

    be activity buses available that will
    provide transportation to several different
    locations in town,  It will begin promptly
    after school and the students will leave
    the building at 4:15 p.m.
    are welcome to provide their own
    transportation.  Please help us as
    HMS provide another opportunity
    to ensure every student has the
    ability to become successful. 


    If you have any questions regarding the
    program or would like to recommend your
    own child to stay after for tutoring, please
    contact one of your child's teachers.


Early Release Days

HMS and AHS will be having Early Release
Days again this school year.  These dates
will be used for Professional Development
for teaching staff:  The following are the


Wednesday, February 15
Wednesday, March 15
Wednesday, April 19
Wednesday, May 17




Ag Students Foods Unit
  • Ag Students Make Ice Cream
    Ag students made homemade ice cream

    today during part of their foods unit! Your
    Ag teacher reported that students were
    planning to share the recipe with their
    families so they could make more at home.
    Learning is scrumptious!

Congrats To Students Receiving All A's
  • Pizza Parties For Students Making All A's
Requesting to Ride Another Bus
  • Ride Home with Friend? Sure, if.....
         We have MANY daily requests

    for students to ride on a different

    bus home with another student. 

    In order to do this, we MUST have

    a written note, with parent signature,

    from EACH parent, stating that the

    parent of EACH child is aware of

    the bus change for that particular




Stylin' In Scot Attire
  • Principals Looking Great in Scots Kilts!!!

Upcoming Events

Jan. 23     6th Gr Scheduling begins
Feb. 3-10  5th Grades To Visit HMS
Feb. 4       Band Solo Ensemble at Southside HS, Muncie TBA
Feb. 11     Jazz Festival at Pendleton Hts. HS, TBA
Feb. 14     Board Meeting, 6pm
Feb. 15     Early Release Day, Dismissal 2 p.m.
Feb. 20     Presidents' Day - No School








Bravo To Winning Band Participants!!
  • Solo Ensemble
    Several Highland Middle School Band students participated in the Indiana State School Music Association’s solo and ensemble contest on Saturday, February 4. 

    Gold medal soloist included Matthew Taylor and Lucas Taylor on snare drum , Alyssa Keesling on Xylophone, and Abby Taylor on trombone.

    The gold medal ensemble winners were percussionist Alyssa Keesling, Evan Spencer, Lucas Taylor, Matthew Taylor, and James Weaver.  Trumpet trio members Abby Taylor, Collin Thompson, and Elias Waymire. Woodwind trio members Stella Parks, Ricky Wong and Jacob Zerkel.

    James Weaver earned a silver medal for a xylophone solo and Hannah Bowen, Colin Clark, Samuel Eskew, Alex Gilley, Kayson Haywood, James Laswell, and Abby Taylor earned a silver medal for a Brass Choir.

    Congratulations to ALL of the successful Highland Middle School Band participants.

ISSMA Contest Results
  • ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest Results

    On Saturday, January 28, 2017,
    Highland Middle School Choral
    students participated in the Indiana
    State School Music Assn.'s District
    Solo and Ensemble contest for a
    song judged by an official
    adjudicator that is a professional
    musician.  Students began working
    in class and after school with their
    choral director, Mrs. Shequez
    Morman, this semester.  With
    over 50 HMS students participating
    from HMS, they formed 3 large
    ensembles and 2 small ensembles. 
    The students were accompanied
    on piano by Mrs,. Connie Nealis
    and lead by student conductors,
    Anna Lanes, Julia Quarrier, and
    Aiden Ketchem Ebbert' in the
    large ensembles,as rules state
    students are unable to be directed
    by their choral teacher.  Students
    from Chorale formed 2 of the large
    ensembles with one of the groups
    receiving a gold rating and the
    other a silver rating.  The other large
    ensemble was an all male group
    from advanced mixed choir also
    receiving a gold rating.  Each of
    the small ensembles received
    a silver rating.

    The students did an outstanding
    job representing HMS.  We would
    like to commend Charles Mudd
    for his efforts as our photographer
    at this event.  Lastly, a huge thank
    you to the parents for supporting
    us as many of them where on
    double duty as they drove back
    and forth from Muncie to Fishers
    as they had students performing
    at both ISSMA and an AHS Show
    Choir competition.

Newly Painted Wall Creations!!
How to Contact HMS
  • Highland Contact Info

          Highland Middle School

             2108 E 200N

             Anderson, IN  46012


            Phone: 765-641-2059

            Attendance: 641-2065

            FAX: 765-641-2067

            FAX: 765-643-0055

            FAX: 765-641-2064

                 (Counseling, Deans)

    Students enter building for breakfast:  7:10

    Tardy bell:  7:30

    Dismissal bell:  2:30


    Office Hours:  7:00-3:00

    Registrar:  8:00-4:00

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1:1 Chromebook Corner
  • Parents/Guardians-Chromebook Info

    Parents/Guardians - We

    have established an information

    page regarding Chromebooks. 

                The page is titled:

    1:1 Chromebook Corner and is

    located on the RED bar, under


         Please take advantage of the

    continuing updates regarding this

    new initiative HMS is offering all

    of our students.



Donate Your Box Tops to HMS


Each school year, HMS collects

Box Tops from cereal boxes, etc.

We earn $.10 for each one we

receive.  All box tops should be

turned in to Mrs. Dunn.   Mrs. Dunn

is also collecting POP TABS, which

we also receive money for HMS.

Thanks for your participation!!

MUST Register Your Student For Chromebook
  • How To Register Your Student
    Parents, if you have not registered your student tin Power Parent, you MUST do so in order to receive a Chromebook.  Please follow the directions to register your student.

    (Click on "How to..." for directions.)


Students Will Be Able To Ride The City Bus To School FREE OF CHARGE!!!
  • New Bus Service Offered
    HMS IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A BRAND NEW SERVICE BEING OFFERED BY ACS AND THE CITY OF ANDERSON!!   Working together, they have established a new policy that will allow students of any ACS school to ride the city bus to any location free of charge.   Students can show their ID and ride anywhere, anytime, not just to and from school.  The students MUST show their current student ID for this to take place.  HMS is going to have the students place their ID card in the name card slot that is a part of their Chromebook case.  In addition, we suggest that the child take a picture of the ID with their phone or Chromebook as the bus company will accept those photos as their ID.  If a student were to lose their ID, they would need to purchase one from the picture company. (CLICK TITLE FOR MORE INFO)


2016-17 After School Homework Program and NEW BUS STOPS For Activity Bus, Leaves HMS At 4:15 Daily


HMS offers 3 Activity Buses, #89, #64, and #17, that leave Highland daily at 4:15 pm, Monday-Friday.  Activity buses are ONLY for students who stay after school for activities in which they are participating.   These buses were set up as a convenience to parents for their transportation needs.  Below is a list of the stops this bus will make.  The parent is then responsible for picking up their student(s) at that bus stop.