Highland Middle School

Overview

Highland Local Schools is located in southern Morrow County and serves the towns of Sparta, Marengo, and Chesterville. The schools are the foundation of the community as school-sponsored events are well-supported by parents, students, alumni, teachers, and staff. The goal of developing well-rounded students in a safe and caring environment where every student is known and valued is shared by all. The middle school is located at 6506 State Route 229, Marengo, OH 43334.

Daily Schedule

The school day starts at 7:30 am and ends at 2:25 pm.  Students may enter the building at 7:00 am and should report directly to the gymnasium. Students are dismissed to to their lockers at 7:25 am.  Breakfast is served from 7:15-7:25 am. Students will have a block (two periods) of English and Math. Each class period is 43 minutes in length.

Students should be picked up and dropped off at the front of the building/main entrance. The lot behind the school is reserved for school buses.  Parents and family members:  when signing out a student, the individual must be listed on the students’ emergency medical information

Important Names and Numbers

Middle School office: 419-768-2781

Mr. Matt Bradley, Principal

Ms. Lynn Thompson, Dean of Students

Mrs. Brianne Jaynes, School Counselor

District office: 419-768-2206

Mr. Nate Huffman, Superintendent

Mr. Jon Mason, Treasurer

Athletic Department: 419-768-4098

Mr. Mike Delaney, Director of Athletics

Cafeteria

Cafeteria prices: Breakfast

Regular price: $1.00

Reduced price: $0.30

Cafeteria prices: Lunch

Regular price: $2.75

Reduced price: $0.40

Charging policy: Students may not exceed $10.00 in charges or they will be served an alternate lunch. A la carte items cannot be charged.

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Additional Information

Final Forms

We utilize Final Forms for all paperwork/forms. To log in, please visit: https://highlandmorrow-oh.finalforms.com/.  If you do not have a computer at home, we will have computers available at open house for you to sign up.

Technology

We are fortunate to be able to provide each student with a Chromebook (computer) that they carry throughout each school day.  Students do not take Chromebooks home; instead, they pick them up each morning and return them each afternoon.  We utilize many tech tools to aid in the learning process at HMS, such as.

Personal cell phones are to be kept in lockers at all times. Students will have their phones confiscated if they are being used.

 

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.  More information can be found here:  [link]

Curriculum

**2020-2021 overviews and weekly plans can be found on Schoology. Below are the project/unit overviews from 2019-2020.

6th Grade:
English Language Arts
Project:  The Reason Is…
Project:  Bully-Free project

Advanced Math
Unit:
Math
Unit:  Number Sense (6.NS.4)
Unit:  Number Sense (6.NS.1)

Science
Project:  CELLebration
Project:  Rocks and Minerals

Social Studies
Project:  Agriculture & Human Development
Project:  My Atlas of the Middle East

7th Grade:
English Language Arts
Project:  Cultural Narrative (combined SS project)
Project:  Social Issues of Rome (combined SS project)
Project:  The Great Debate
Project:  The True Story of Anne Frank

Algebra

Unit:  Patterns & Sequences
Unit:  Features of Functions
Unit:  Linear and Exponential Functions
Unit:  Equations and Inequalities
Unit:  Quadratic Functions

Pre-Algebra (Math 7/8)

Unit:  Scale Drawings
Unit:  Rigid Transformations & Congruence
Unit:  Introducing Proportional Relationships
Unit:  Dilation, Similarity, and Introducing Slope
Unit:  Measuring Circles
Unit:  Proportional Relationships and Percentages
Unit:  Rational Number Arithmetic

Math
Unit:  Scale Drawings
Unit:  Introducing Proportional Reasoning
Unit:  Measuring Circles
Unit:  Proportional Relationships and Percentages

Science

Project:  Scale Visualizations
Project:  Adopt-an-Element
Project:  Chemical Reactions
Project:  Conservation of Energy
Project:  Microworld

Social Studies
Project:  Cultural Narrative (combined ELA project)
Project:  Social Issues of Rome (combined ELA project)

8th Grade:

English Language Arts
Project:  Dream on:  Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Dystopian (Mr. Behnfeldt)
Project:  The Dystopian World (Mrs. Reid)
Project:  Oh!  The Horror! (Mr. Behnfeldt)
Project:  Oh!  The Horror! (Mrs. Reid)
Project:  Argumentative Essay (Mr. Behnfeldt)
Project:  Building an Argument (Mrs. Reid)
Project:  A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Reid)
Project:  A Christmas Carol (Mr. Behnfeldt)
Project:  Symbolism and Allegory (Mr. Behnfeldt)
Project:  Symbolism and Allegory (Mrs. Reid)
Project:  Research – What do we REALLY know? (Mrs. Reid)
Project:  Genre Book Project (Mrs. Reid)

Algebra
Unit 1:  Unit Conversions
Unit 2:  Linear Equations
Unit 3:  Linear Inequalities
Unit 4:  Features of Functions
Unit 5:  Graphing and Systems
Unit 8:  Polynomials

Geometry

Unit 1:  Tools of Geometry
Unit 2:  Rigid Transformations
Unit 3:  Congruence
Unit 4:  Triangle Relationships
Unit 5:  Coordinate Geometry
Unit 6:  Similarity
Unit 7:  Trigonometry

Math

Unit 1:  Rigid Motions
Unit 2:  Dilations, Similarity, and Slope
Unit 3:  Linear Equations
Unit 6:  Pythagorean Theorem

Advanced Physical Science
Project:  Element Dodecahedron

Science
Project:  Plate Boundaries
Project:  Layers of Change
Project:  Monster Genetics Lab
Project:  Weathering/Erosion/Deposition II

Social Studies
Project:  American History Mythbusters
Project:  Colonial Fair

Encore:
Creative Art
Project:  Food unit (grade 6)
Project:  Pop art unit (grade 7)
Project:  Ceiling tile unit (grade 8)

Art
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

Band

Choir
Fall concert
Winter concert
Spring concert

Music
Pre-Robotics (Grade 6)
Robotics (Grades 7 & 8)
STEM

Fitness

Physical Education

Health

Careers
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

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