Highland Foundation In The News

May 2017 — All 5th grade Highland students from Granger, Hinckley and Sharon elementary schools had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker and NASA astronaut Michael Foreman in the Highland High School Auditorium. Mr. Foreman spoke about his missions on the International Space Station and allowed students to ask questions about his career, space, his schooling and occupations at NASA. 

April 2017 — The jazz group the Huntertones performed for students and the community at several concerts. The concerts were free and sponsored by the Foundation.

April 2017 — Twenty-two Hinckley Elementary School third-graders can already add published author to their list of accomplishments. For the second year, students in Veronica Godlaski's class worked with a safe, kid-friendly website called Classroom Authors to write and publish books. The website was free to use, and each printed book cost $15. The Foundation helped underwrite the costs. 

February 2017 — As part of the One District One Book Program, students collected items for a local food pantry. Read more

February 2017 — Hinckley Opera Residency made its debut performance, thanks to funding provided by the Highland Foundation. Read more.

February 2017 — The One District One Book Program kicked off at Highland Elementary Schools, with funding provided by The Foundation. Read more.

January 2017 — The Foundation recognized district STARs. Read more.

January 2017 — Granger Elementary preschooler William Schoger had the opportunity to serve as “Principal for the Day” with Mrs. LeAnn Gausman (Granger Principal). This day was one of the many items auctioned off during the 12th Annual Highland Foundation Dinner & Benefit Auction held in November 2016. 

January 2017 — Yoga & Mindfulness Classes at Highland High School and Middle School. Underway through May, the Foundation-funded program exposes students to the physical and emotional health and wellness benefits that result from yoga.

January 2017 — Internet Safety Expert Jesse Weinberger addressed Highland students and the community, sharing information about the potential dangers of the Internet and how to keep yourself safe. This program was made possible through the generosity of The Foundation.

November 2016 — Sharon Elementary 5th grader Ashley Brewster had the opportunity to serve as “Principal for A Day” with Mrs. Katie Kowza (Sharon Principal). This day was one of the many items auctioned off during the 12th Annual Highland Foundation Dinner & Benefit Auction held on November. 

November 2016 — On November 5, The Foundation hosted its annual Great Gifts Dinner Auction, netting more than $78,000 for new programs. Read more.

October 2016 — Highland High School hosted 60 students and 7 teachers from its three sister schools, thanks to funding provided through a Foundation Intercultural Program Grant. Read more

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