Highland Schools
Two file for Highland school board race

Two file for Highland school board race

Voters in Highland on May 20 will see two candidates vie for two available seats on the School Board. Incumbent Alan Barone will run for re-election and former Highland School Board member, Heather Welch, will fill the second space on the ballot. The positions are three-year terms. Welch is running for the seat currently held...
Highland High School inducts 36 students into the local chapter of the National Honor Society

Highland High School inducts 36 students into the local chapter of the National Honor Society

Highland High School inducted 36 students into the Terralta Chapter of the National Honor Society in evening ceremonies at the high school on Thursday, April 3. The new inductees joined 20 seniors and 30 juniors in the current membership. Students are eligible for inclusion in the National Honor Society at the end of their sophomore...
Highland High School Model UN Team earns commendations at Boston event

Highland High School Model UN Team earns commendations at Boston event

If the Model United Nations conference held recently in Boston had been the real UN, the delegation from Highland High School (HHS) would have emerged as a world super-power. For the time being, though, they’re happy with the two commendations they received in their first major conference outing. The HHS Model UN after-school club took...
Highland Elementary School students learn about STEM careers

Highland Elementary School students learn about STEM careers

Fifth-graders at Highland Elementary School got a close-up look at a 3D printer in a presentation held in the cafeteria on Tuesday, March 4. SUNY Ulster assistant professor Sal Ligotino, who coordinates the college’s industrial and surveying technology programs, visited the elementary school to share his expertise with the youngsters. It was all about getting...
Highland High School will stage a spirited “Footloose”

Highland High School will stage a spirited “Footloose”

Given that the musical “Footloose” features a storyline about rebellious teenagers who just want to dance to their own music, it would seem to be the perfect show to stage with high school students. “Definitely,” says Lynda Keech, director of the upcoming production of “Footloose” at Highland High School. “I look at the students I...
Banding together to advocate for excellence in music education at Highland schools

Banding together to advocate for excellence in music education at Highland schools

In this era of Common Core Standards and high-stakes testing in the schools, it’s inevitable that when budget cuts are made, the arts are at the top of the casualty list. So when funding for arts education is cut, what can students and their parents do to make the most of the programs they have...
Highland: The year in review and looking forward

Highland: The year in review and looking forward

The Town of Lloyd crossed several things off its to-do list in 2013, including the rezoning of the Gateway Hamlet and the adoption of a new Comprehensive Master Plan, a new bulkhead and boat launch at the Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park along the Hudson River and various upgrades at the heavily used Berean Park....
The Highland High School music department presents its winter concert

The Highland High School music department presents its winter concert

The hours of practice and hard work put in by the students of the music department at Highland High School were realized in a fine Winter Concert in the high school auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The school’s Jazz Band took to the stage first. Under the direction of band director Joseph Martellaro, the nine-piece...
Highland BOE makes its case for $25 million capital improvement project

Highland BOE makes its case for $25 million capital improvement project

The Highland Central School District Board of Education held the first of two public forums on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to discuss the proposed $25 million capital project designed to improve security and repair or replace the outdated infrastructure in the elementary, middle and high schools. A public hearing will be held at Highland High School...
Ulster BOCES students win big at National Solar Car Challenge

Ulster BOCES students win big at National Solar Car Challenge

Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center’s Team VoltTech students used their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) when they competed in the National 2013 Solar Car Challenge. The students’ effort led them to victory in the advanced division of the competition and earned them special accolades for the high level of technology applied...
Highland's school budget passes; Miller and Gilmore win BOE seats

Highland’s school budget passes; Miller and Gilmore win BOE seats

The voters in Highland have spoken by passing the proposed $38.5 million 2013-2014 school budget by a 62 percent majority — 968 in favor to 593 opposed. As for Proposition 2, which called for $200,000 to be spent on security cameras for the district’s bus fleet, the vote passed — 831 in support to 669...
Three candidates view for two Highland School Board positions

Three candidates view for two Highland School Board positions

Highland voters can expect an experienced group of three candidates to run for the two open school board seats on May 21. This year’s race will pit incumbents Sue Gilmore and Tom Miller against their onetime colleague Vincent Rizzi, a former Highland Board of Education president. In a stunning turnaround, Rizzi lost his seat on...