Highland Middle School
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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]
**2020-2021 overviews and weekly plans can be found on Schoology. Below are the project/unit overviews from 2019-2020.
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
Project: Cultural Narrative (combined ELA project)
Project: Social Issues of Rome (combined ELA project)
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)
Advanced Physical Science
Project: Element Dodecahedron
Mr. Bradley sends weekly updates this year in place of monthly newsletters. You can view past updates on HMS’ Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as via email.
2019-2020 HMS newsletters:
Spotlight on Students:
Click on the links below to check out the amazing work HMS students are doing!
2019-2017 Newsletters and Insiders:
HMS Insider: March 16, 2018
HMS Insider: January 19, 2018
HMS Insider: December 8, 2017
HMS Insider: November 20, 2017
HMS Insider: November 6, 2017
HMS Insider: October 20, 2017
HMS Insider: October 13, 2017
HMS Insider: October 6, 2017
HMS Insider: September 27, 2017