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Piper Post-February 18, 2022

We love finding art in the hallway!

Article Date: Feb 18, 2022

Tuesday (2/22/22)- Tutu Tuesday! Wear a Tutu to School!

March 18 @ 3 pm- Choice School Lottery CLOSES

March 21-25- Spring break

Principal’s Letter

Dear Highland Families;

We are grateful for you and we love seeing your children each and every day. Please enjoy the 3-day weekend and we’ll look forward to seeing everyone rested and ready to learn!


Brian Kissell

What's Cooking?!

Please Click to View the Lunch Menu for next week.


Hello Pipers! It seems early to think about yearbooks but they are ready for order! To order click here and use the Highland code of :1016243010261892

The new yearbook company we are using will plant a tree for every book ordered and offer free customized pages that you can design for your child's personalized yearbook! Books will be delivered at the end of the year. We will not have extras to buy from the office this year so be sure to order yours today!

School Lottery-

If your student is currently enrolled at Highland and you live within the Bend LaPine School Boundary (CLICK), you do not need to do anything to remain at Highland for the 2022-2023 school year.

All Current 5th Graders:

If you are interested in a Choice Option School for middle school, it is time to submit a lottery application (CLICK).

Parents wishing to send their student to a neighborhood school (not choice option) in an attendance area different from their neighborhood school, must fill out an Attendance Area Change Request (CLICK) form by March 1. CLICK to view boundary maps.

All Incoming 2022-2023 Kindergarten Siblings:

Please fill out an online lottery application TODAY to ensure your spot at Highland Elementary School. Siblings have first priority in the lottery process, but only if an online application form is submitted. CLICK to submit your application today.

All Students on Highland’s Current Wait List:

Please fill out an online lottery application TODAY to remain on the Highland Wait List for the 2022-2023 school year. Students on the Highland Wait List must fill out an application EVERY YEAR to remain on the waitlist. CLICK to submit your application today.

Changes to the Lottery this year:

  • Twins submit only one application, not one each. Put both kids' names down on a single application
  • You MUST be currently living at the address you are using on the application or your application will be disqualified
  • You can apply to more than one choice school

School Wide Character Trait: Problem Solving

The Character Trait for the month of February is learning to be a problem solver! I believe that in order to be a problem solver, you must first be mindful of how you are currently feeling and move from there. Currently, at Highland, we use a program called, Zones of Regulation, to help kids recognize “what zone” they are in. What this really means is, they figure out how they are feeling and what they should do with that feeling. This is especially helpful for our kiddos when they are trying to problem solve with other students. The steps I use to help students problem solve are: 1. Get Calm (Regulated) 2. Use your words to state how you are feeling and what you need (using “I statements”) 3. Apologize (if appropriate) (Here is an example of the poster I use from Whole Hearted School Counseling on I Statements.

As always, please reach out to me with any questions or concerns!

~Heidi Thomas