The Usborne book fair is coming to our library from February 22 to March 1. Usborne carries some unique books, so check it out! Here are the hours of the book fair: Thursday, February 22: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday, February 23: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday, February 26: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 27: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, February 28: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you can’t make the book fair, you can go online to and select High Plains to shop the e-fair. If you can volunteer toRead More →

The deadline for ordering a yearbook for 2017-2018 is March 9, so if you didn’t order one at registration or throughout the first half of the year, don’t delay! Go here to order a yearbook now! Debbie Chen-Becker is still looking for photo submissions from any school event (such as field trips, clubs, or classroom parties), so please email photos here, along with the title of the event and the names of the kids (if known). Thank you!Read More →

Having trouble getting variety into your weekly menu? Need to kick-start your kids’ taste buds? Does your family want to eat dinner EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT? Look no further—the fourth grade cookbook is here! The fourth-graders, as well as some fourth grade teachers and other specialists, have submitted fantastic recipes for you to try, in all categories: appetizers, entrees, desserts, and more. Complete with artwork from Ms. Anadiotis, this cookbook is just what you need to make your mealtimes a little more interesting. Cookbooks are being sold for $5 each at the front office. The proceeds will help fund the fourth grade spring field trip toRead More →

It’s time for the grade-wide music programs! Please see the schedule below. You are welcome to come to any of the shows to support our students! All shows will be held in the High Plains gym. 2nd grade: Thursday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. 4th grade: Thursday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. 3rd grade: Thursday, March 8, 6:00 p.m. 5th grade: Thursday, March 15, 6:00 p.m. 1st grade: Thursday, April 26, 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten classes will do a play this spring during music time. More information will be released as the dates get closer. Get musical!Read More →

YUMMMMMMM. Join us for a spirit night at the Red Robin on Arapahoe and Yosemite on Tuesday, March 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. See the attached flyer. You must show this flyer (digitally or physically) to get credit. Thanks for your support of High Plains!Read More →

Join us for a spirit night at the Chick-fil-A on Arapahoe Road (1/4 mile east of I-25, in the Home Depot parking lot) on Tuesday, February 13, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Present this flyer on your phone or in print!  Read More →

It’s time for more parties! Classrooms will hold all Valentine parties on Wednesday, February 14. The times are as follows: -1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th grade parties will be from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. -3rd grade will run from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. -K-AM will run from 9:20 to 10:20 a.m. -K-PM from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.Read More →

We are starting our next Box Tops grade level competition! Last time around we gathered more than 6500 Box Tops and our third graders enjoyed a popsicle recess for bringing in the most Box Tops. Start sending in your trimmed Box Tops with your student to turn in to the collection boxes in each grade’s hallway (or label the bag with the grade and turn them in up front at the collection box by the front doors). Our next deadline is FEBRUARY 16th, and we will have a special surprise again for our next grade level who brings in the most. Thanks for your efforts!Read More →

Please join us on Wednesday, February 7, for the meeting of the District Accountability Committee in the Smoky Hill High School cafeteria from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This special DAC/Community Forum is part of the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education’s effort to gather community feedback to aid in the selection of a new superintendent to replace Dr. Harry Bull, who is retiring in June. The board believes it is critical to have input from parents, staff, and the community as they consider important decisions that will support the district’s continued focus on excellence and innovation. The feedback process also seeks to continue the community conversationRead More →

Come and join us on Tuesday, February 6, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. to hear a presentation by Patricia Gorman Barry, Ph.D., R.N., and founder of BrainWise: “10 Wise Ways: From Lizard Brain (Reacting) to Wizard Brain (Thinking).” Click here for more information. In addition, Kelli Buffo, CCSD CTE Program Specialist, will join PIN to share information on internship opportunities for students through the Career and Technical Education program (CTE) and talk about the new Career Innovation Academy. No need to RSVP. Presentations are free and held at the Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC), 14188 E. Briarwood Avenue, Centennial (southRead More →

The next High Plains accountability meeting will be Thursday, February 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (right after school) at High Plains Elementary. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. UPDATE: The computer lab is already booked, so we regret to say that there is no childcare for the meeting and students are unable to use the computer lab. We would hate for anyone to miss the meeting because you will have a child with you, so if you need to get creative (bring some books or a device and let the child sit quietly in a corner of the library), please do. HereRead More →