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2018 Star Award Winners Great Lakes Theatre Residency at HHS National Players Discuss the Great Gatsby at Highland High School Author Elise Broach Visits Elementary Schools Music Students at Highland High School Exchange Students from China

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To acquire and distribute resources to Highland Local Schools to supplement learning opportunities for its students, staff and community. We achieve this by providing direct support for student development, encouraging staff excellence and creativity, promoting the school district as a center for community learning, and helping to build a strong school partnership.

Foundation News

45 Honored with STAR Awards

The Highland Foundation’s STAR Award Program completed one of the largest campaigns to date in May with 45 teachers and staff members recognized. The Staff and Teacher Award Recognition (STAR) awards program proudly honors a Highland teacher, staff or community member for their outstanding achievements and commitment to the district. Each award recipient is presented with a certificate, and a box of bonbons from The Bon Bon Cakery or the Highland Diamond sun catcher etched by Carrie Rischmiller. Proceeds from the STARS program are used to fund unique and innovative learning opportunities for Highland Local Schools and the community. The Highland Foundation awards grants for classroom innovation, special needs, musical enrichment and artist-in-residences. Grants are awarded for projects and programs that demonstrate creative teaching practices, seek to engage students and explore new and imaginative curriculum ideas.

Great Lakes Theatre Residency at HHS

Great Lakes Actors with HHS StudentsHHS Student ActorsActors from the Great Lakes Theatre Company hosted workshops each day, May 7-11 at Highland High School. Sophomore English students had the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the art and writing style of Shakespeare as the actors portrayed scenes from Great Lakes ActorsJulius Caesar. The goal of this hand-on and creative experience is to help English students with reading and connecting to the text of Shakespeare. The Great Lakes Theatre residency, made possible through a grant by The Highland Foundation for Educational Excellence, included acting, discussion and theatre exercises.

Save the Date: 2018 Annual Dinner

Please mark your calendars now for the 14th Annual Highland Foundation Great Gifts Dinner Auction set for Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Weymouth Country Club. As always, it promises to be a wonderful event! If you or someone you know is intersted in becoming a member of the planning committee, please email Jill Hennessey, event chairperson, at 

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