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Lizz Maxwell of GiGi's PlayHouse Visits Granger Elementary 3rd Graders Work with Members of Akron Steel Drum Band Great Lakes Theatre Workshop Taiko Residency at Sharon Elementary Highland Middle School Makerspace Grant Olympic Gymnast Dominique Moceanu Visits Granger Elementary Artwork by Highland 8th Grader Mason Wright

Our Mission

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

Speaker Talks about Importance of Celebrating Differences

Ms. Maxwell are Granger 5th graders Delaney Johnson and Gavin Kennedy.Granger Elementary School welcomed Elizabeth (Lizz) Maxwell, director of GiGi’s Playhouse Cleveland, on December 7, as part of the school's “Keys to Success” initiative. GiGi’s Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. GiGi’s Playhouse offers more than 30 therapeutic and educational programs that advance literacy, math skills, motor skills and more; all of which are free of charge. Ms. Maxwell spoke to students in grades K-5 about recognizing and celebrating differences, and expanded upon the Generation G Campaign: Be Accepting. Be Generous. Be Kind. More information can be found at: https://gigisplayhouse.org/ This program was made possible through the generous support of The Highland Foundation. 

D'Amico Serves as Sharon 'Principal for A Day'

Anthony D'Amico and Mrs. KowzaAnthony D'AmicoSharon Elementary 3rd grader Anthony D'Amico served as “Principal for A Day” on November 30 and learned the ropes from Mrs. Kathryn Kowza, Sharon Principal. He had several duties to take care of throughout the day including helping with morning announcements, inspecting the building, eating lunch with the principal, and of course, having his picture taken with the principal! This day was one of the many items auctioned off during the 14th Annual Highland Foundation Dinner & Benefit Auction held on November 10. Each elementary school participated in the auction. Anthony is the son of Tony and Amy D'Amico of Montville Township.

It's Time to Honor A Highland Star!

It’s that time of year to honor your Highland STAR and make their day just a little brighter. The holidays are upon us again, and many of us are searching for that perfect gift for teachers or community members who have made an impact on our child’s academic success. The Staff and Teacher Award Recognition (STAR) program, offered through The Highland Foundation, proudly honors a Highland community member of your choice for their outstanding achievements. Each recipient is presented with an award certificate and either a box of bonbons, or the Highland Diamond etched with the Highland Hornet and the year. A personal note from the donor can also be included with the STAR award. Just fill out the STAR Award form found online or in any school office, and The Highland Foundation will do the rest!

Each award presented requires a $10 minimum donation for a mini decorated box of bonbons, a $30 donation for a large decorated box of bonbons, or a $30 donation for the Highland Diamond hanging ornament. The deadline for submission is Thursday, December 13. Awards will be distributed before the holiday break.

There are two easy ways to place your order:
1. Pay online with a credit card at www.highlandfoundation.org
2. Mail your completed form with payment to The Highland Foundation, 3880 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256. Please make checks payable to The Highland Foundation. 

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