Highland Magnet at Kenwood School


Piper Post April 29, 2022

Article Date: Apr 29, 2022

Wednesday, May 4- Highland Heroes Blood Drive/ Be the Match

Friday, May 6 - Variety Show Sign ups after school

Tuesday, May 10- Last day to edit custom yearbook pages and order for school delivery!

Friday, May 20 - Thursday, 5/26 - Auditions before and after school

Monday, May 21- No School. Memorial day!

Seagulls stole kinder's special snacks in the lighthouse storyline!

Principal’s Letter

Dear Highland Families,

It’s a good day! I am so excited to share with you that we will be hosting many of our familiar events as the year comes to a close. In person culminations, variety show, 5th grade promotion and the new PTO-sponsored carnival are all on the horizon. Our COVID protocols will not go away completely, but they are becoming more and more manageable for events such as these. I look forward to seeing our families and staff come together again to celebrate this creative learning community.


Brian Kissell

What's Cooking?!

Please Click to View the Lunch Menu for the week after Spring Break.

Important Info from the PTO!

Hello amazing Highland Families,

Please read these announcements about important and fun events PTO is doing at school!

1- Staff Appreciation-

Next week is Staff Appreciation Week! Let’s show our teachers and staff members how much we appreciate them for all their work with our kiddos! Please click here for details on how you can make this an amazing week for our teachers and staff.

2- Highland Spring Carnival

Save the date! We are so excited to announce our first PTO sponsored in person event in 2.5 YEARS on May 13th!!! We will be hosting a spring carnival full of fun, games, prizes, and community! In the past this has been a community supported event with parents, grandparents, and older students helping with games and prizes and we can't do it without your help!. We need 125 volunteers to make this a successful event!

Please sign up here to help with games, raffles, prizes and more:


3- Open PTO board Position

The PTO BOARD is looking for an awesome Communications Coordinator for the 2022-2023 school year. Click on the link below to read more about this position.


To stay in the loop with the PTO please be sure you are signed up for emails here PTO communications.

Highland's Annual Variety Show Returns (fingers crossed)!

We are planning for an in-person variety show this year. Audition sign-ups will be on Friday, 5/6 on the playground after school. Auditions will start on Friday 5/20 and run through Thursday 5/26, mainly after school. Please keep your act between 20-80 seconds. All acts must be appropriate and well-prepared on audition day to be included. Many will be shortened, as needed, to keep our show under 90 minutes. This year we must limit our show to 100 participants. Priority will be given to well-prepared acts and acts involving 4th and 5th grade students. Parents can help avoid disappointment by monitoring their students' plans and progress and encouraging their children to "wait till next year" if they think their student may not be well prepared by audition day. Traditionally the Highland Variety Show strives to be a very inclusive event, however we must operate a little differently this year - thank you for understanding!

Ms. Greene is especially needing volunteers to support with paperwork, which can be done at home. Please email her ASAP if you are able to support in this way, or with any other questions you might have: [email protected]

Highland Heroes Blood and Marrow Drive!

We are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross and a marrow drive with the Be the Match Registry! This event is scheduled to take place May 4th from 1-6 pm in our gymnasium.

We are out of blood donation appointments but you can still be a champion for leukemia warriors by coming and joining the marrow registry! Joining the bone marrow registry does not require any appointment, just drop by! The process is simple, all you need is a willingness to save a life, be in good health and under 40. A simple cheek swab will add you to the donor registry. To learn more about Be the Match please click here (click).

School Wide Character Trait for April: Honesty and Trust!

Mrs. Thomas’s book recommendation for honesty and trust is Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin In this book, Ruthie finds a teeny tiny camera on the playground and loves it so much she decides to keep and claim it as her own. Ruthie learns the value of being honest.

Be Well,

Heidi Thomas

[email protected]



To order click here and use the Highland code of :1016243010261892

Also, You are able to customize your pages now, just log into the tree ring on your computer and edit your kiddos custom pages any way you want!

Note: Custom Pages can now be made on their website. Custom Pages are due By May 10th.

Note from the Nurse:

We've been seeing an uptick in illnesses lately, so here is a brief overview of the current policies regarding when children need to stay home (they've changed so many times it can get confusing!)

  • If a child has a primary symptom (cough, fever or chills, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell) they must stay home until the symptom has significantly improved for a full 24 hours. They must be fever free without the use of medications for 24 hours.
  • If a child has 2 or more primary symptoms, they must stay home for 5 days or obtain a negative covid test before returning to school. (symptoms must also be significantly improved before returning). Rapid tests are accepted. We can give the family rapid tests to do at home.
  • If a child has vomiting or diarrhea, they must stay home until symptom free for a full 48 hours.
  • Students who test positive for Covid will need to isolate for 5 days and wear a mask and eat separately on days 6-10.
  • Students are NOT required to quarantine for exposure. If they have a family member who is positive, we recommend testing but it is not required. They may come to school. If they develop symptoms, we send them home and ask them to test.