Home of the Green Hornets!
Welcome to Highland City Elementary School – the “Best Kept Secret” in the Highlands of Lakeland! We envision our school to be a place where students, parents, staff and our community work together as a team to support a safe and positive learning environment which fosters students’ academic excellence, nurtures creativity, and develops responsible citizens.
I hope you had a wonderful winter break and a Happy New Year! It continues to be a privilege to serve as the Principal at Highland City Elementary. I am extremely excited about all the positive things happening on our campus. We were showcased on Bay News 9 for our partnership with TBA Church, Mrs. Kuhlman has been awarded multiple grants to fund our hydroponics garden, we completed our bottle caps project and two benches were made from the collection of bottle caps, Cannon Subaru donated books to our Science classrooms, each classroom received a classroom library, we started our positive referrals and brag tags programs for students, we continue to have multiple opportunities for students to attend tutoring and academic sessions in the computer lab, and we enjoy recognizing our Students of the Month and awarding our students with certificates each nine weeks. Our teachers certainly are top-notch as they continue to work with the students to meet the Florida Standards. FSA testing dates are located in our newsletter, so please make sure you mark those dates on your calendar. Our 3rd-5th grade students will take these assessments. It is extremely important that your child is at school daily and on time to ensure they receive direct instruction from their teachers each and every school day. Thank you for sharing your child with us each day. We appreciate your continued support.
Valentine’s Dance is February 8
Please join us on February 8 from 6 to 7:30 PM in our school cafeteria for the annual Valentine’s Dance. We look forward to a fun time!
State Testing Dates
March 6 4th & 5th Grade ELA Writing
April 10-11 3rd Grade ELA Reading
April 17-18 5th Grade Math
April 19-20 4th Grade ELA Reading
April 24-25 4th Grade Math
April 26-27 5th Grade ELA Reading
May 1-2 5th Grade Science
May 3-4 3rd Grade Math