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Recent announcements are listed below. For older announcements please visit the Announcement Archive.

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The Imagination Fair is back in-person this year on March 15th!  Please volunteer your time to help the Imagination Fair run smoothly.  We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, tear down, and organizing the students and judges during the event.  The Imagination Fair committee will have all materials and instructions for you when you arrive.  Sign up here: Thank you!!

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Last call to order free trees from the Neighborhood Forest Program has been extended to March 10. Click HERE to sign up.

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If you are looking to give specific information prior to class placement for next year, please keep an eye out for an up coming Parent Input Form. We will be gathering that information after Spring Break.

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Please mark your calendar - Highlands Work Day - Saturday 4-15. We will be doing outside clean up and planting and could use your help! Thanks.

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Artwork by students from all six Edina elementary schools will be displayed in the Edina library from March 16-April 13th. Join us in celebrating the district's elementary art program and its talented artists. Artist Celebration & Open House Reception: Thursday 3-16 from 5:30-7:00, Edina Public Library - 5280 Grandview Square.

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The Edina Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for their annual recognition of an Edina educator for the 2023 Teacher of the Year. Anyone can nominate a teaching team or individual teacher that goes “above and beyond.” The nomination may also include letters of support from others. The Chamber will make an award decision based on “creativity, enthusiasm, commitment to education and ability to provide a positive learning environment.” Complete and submit the Nomination Form by April 6. The Teacher of the Year will be awarded at the Edina Shark Tank event on Thursday, May 4. Call the Chamber office with questions: 952-806-9061.

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The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) tests in reading, math and (5th grade only) science are coming soon. The purpose of these tests is to assess our jobs as educators in each school in Minnesota while also providing data to you on your child’s progress for Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) grade level standards. I know you, like all of us, are anxious for your child to perform well on these tests. But this is a great time, perhaps the best time, to remember that among the children sitting quietly in their seats, there will be a dancer who will grace a stage and not need to prove his worth with math. There will be an entrepreneur who opens new doors for the world who does not comprehend what she reads the first, second, or third time she reads it. There will be a musician who will inspire others who will not need to be accountable for biology. There will be a coach, a caregiver, an artist, a motivational speaker, and so many more talented children among our community. So, if your child struggles to earn the highest achievements in math and reading, just remember that the state of Minnesota has not yet developed the assessment for their area of giftedness. Together, we will make sure that each and every Highlands child knows their worth, confidence and dignity lie within – not in the scores of exams. Whether she or he scores high or low, we all love them just the same.

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The Optimist Club is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “Discovering the Optimism within Me” as part of the 2023 Optimist International Oratorical Contest. The contest is open to any student under the age of 19 as of 10/01/22. The Optimist Club will be awarding Barnes & Noble gift cards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each competition. The winner in each contest moves on to further competition to compete for up to $22,500 in college scholarships. Please click through for Speech Contest Flyer and Speech Contest Application.

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If you are interested in donating to any classroom or department at Highlands, please feel free to browse the Highlands Wish Lists. It includes links to wish lists for teachers, specialists, departments and the office! Thanks!  LINK to list.