YEARBOOK PHOTOS SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 3/10! Yearbook photos are needed! There are field trips, several before/after school clubs, class parties and other High Plains events going on all year long which serve as great photo opportunities. Please consider taking a few pictures at any events you attend to help us build our 2016-2017 yearbook. Please send pictures to: HPyearbook2016.2017@gmail.com along with the title of the event, and the names of the kids if known. If you would like to start sending any “1st day of school” and “Run for Funds” pictures that would be great! Thank you!Read More →

SORAING TO SUCCESS Look for information that came home in Friday folders about Soaring to Success, High Plains’ BIGGEST FUNDRAISER! Your tax-deductible donation provides High Plains students and teachers with the tools they need to succeed.  Through your generous contributions in the past, we have provided High Plains students and teachers with iPads, Chromebooks, paid reading programs, 3D printer and materials, and given teachers extra funding to purchase tools for the classroom.  To donate via eCheck or credit card, simply click the Cheddar Up logo: Thank you for your continuing support!Read More →

Greetings High Plains Families, We are still in need of a few volunteers to help with the High Plains vision screenings on Wednesday, February 15th. We are looking for volunteers who can work from 9:00-12:00, 12:00-3:00 or all day. Please help our wonderful nurse, Renee, with this important task! Thank you! Here is the link to sign up via Signup Genius.Read More →

Greetings, Traditionally, the High Plains PTCO Exec Board provides snacks for the Teachers and Staff during Spring Conference Week (week of 2/27).  We’ve had several parents show an interest in helping out during this week. Therefore, we wanted to open up the opportunity to everyone. If you are interested, please click on the button below to view the online signup sheet. If you have any questions, please reply to this e-mail. Thank you, High Plains PTCO ​ Sign Up Genius for Spring Conference SnacksRead More →

Dear Families, In order to provide appropriate planning, staffing, and safety to all children in Before and After care you must register before attending any of the programs sessions. This can be done up until 10PM the night before. If the child is not pre-registered, parents will be notified and the children will wait at the front office to be picked-up. * 2 reasonable accommodations will be allowed if space is available per calendar month so long as there is an email received via my account before 3PM the day emergency care is needed. Thank you in advance.Read More →

USBORNE BOOK FAIR Whether it’s an impossible quest, exploring the deepest depths of the ocean, or climbing Mt. Everest, you can always find the best adventures within the pages of a book! Our Usborne Books & More Book Fair is coming to High Plains February 23 through March 2 in the library. We’re very excited to share these books and the fun of reading with you. Our school benefits and earns books/cash from every purchase, so we appreciate your support!! Usborne offers quality, commercial free books on a wide range of topics, including amazing novels and early readers, outstanding nonfiction, and the best activity booksRead More →

BOXTOP COLLECTION: The spring Boxtops collection deadline is approaching!  Don’t forget to bring all of your clipped Boxtops to one of the collection boxes at school by Friday February 24th. Every one counts for 10 cents directly back to the school and they can add up fast!  Thanks for your efforts in supporting High Plains.Read More →

Does it ever seem like kids these days are becoming “teenagers” at a younger and younger age each year? Have you already started to worry about the difficult choices your child may be confronted with and how you are going to help them navigate the rocky path through adolescence?   If you answered yes, you are not alone.  And luckily, there is a great class offered by our school district to help! Guiding Good Choices (GGC) is a prevention program that provides parents and caregivers of children in grades 4 – 8 (9 – 14 years old) with the knowledge and skills needed to guideRead More →

YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED: Yearbook photos are needed! There are field trips, several before/after school clubs, class parties and other High Plains events going on all year long which serve as great photo opportunities. Please consider taking a few pictures at any events you attend to help us build our 2016-2017 yearbook. Please send pictures to: HPyearbook2016.2017@gmail.com along with the title of the event, and the names of the kids if known. If you would like to start sending any “1st day of school” and “Run for Funds” pictures that would be great! Thank you!Read More →

Hello Parents! It’s not too late to contribute to our school’s efforts to fight the No. 1 killer of Americans: HEART DISEASE! Visit www.heart.org/jump to join our school team. We are working hard to save lives! Also, if you are collecting donations, envelopes are due this Friday, Feb 3rd!  Finally, if your student has raised enough money to earn a prize, I will have those prizes in about a month. I must receive all the envelopes and then mail them to the American Heart Association. Once they receive the donations, they will mail me the prizes. Thank you for your continued support! Jason Herrera Physical Education Teacher  High Plains Elementary    P.S. We have already exceededRead More →

SPECIAL VOTE FOR ALLOCATION OF NON-BUDGETARY FUNDS The PTCO Executive Board and the non-budgetary committee have recommended a vote of the general membership to fund many items at this time.  This vote will be open until February 3, 2017, online only. Your vote is for the full slate of items as put forth by Mr. Mullner, the teachers, and staff of High Plains.  They were very thoughtful with this request to make sure the money is distributed towards the additional needs of the school not funded by other sources. Please click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HQ3CVSL to see the full list of items and to vote. If you have any questions,Read More →

High Plains Accountability Meeting Friday, January 27 @ 8am in the Library. The Accountability meeting is open to all parents and teachers at High Plains. It is an opportunity to hear more about what is going on in the classrooms and give input to changes in the school. Questions? Contact Tammi Gitin (tammigitin@gmail.com) or Bethany Friedlander (bethanysage@gmail.com) Meeting Agenda: Principal’s Report: Preliminary 2016 School Performance Framework (1 year) Mindfulness Safety Math placementRead More →