Highland Schools
New Highland Teacher Association contract causing controversy over coaching positions

New Highland Teacher Association contract causing controversy over coaching positions

The recently ratified Highland Teacher Association (HTA) contract has caused some controversy over wording that gives preference to HTA members in coaching and advisor positions. During the public comment portion of the recent Highland Central School District Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, August 5, a resident asked the board why existing coaches “who have...
Highland High School graduates 140 students

Highland High School graduates 140 students

Last Thursday, June 26. was a perfect early summer evening with a cool breeze over the Highland High School football field. The 140 members of the graduating class of 2014 claimed their diplomas by the light of the setting sun. There were speeches, of course. Principal Peter Harris welcomed the senior class and their families...
Highland music students receive recognition awards from Highland Music Boosters

Highland music students receive recognition awards from Highland Music Boosters

The Highland Music Boosters (HMB) organization was established two years ago by concerned parents of music students in the Highland Central School District who saw the music programs in the schools being cut along with other disciplines that aren’t mandated by the state. As strong believers in the value of music education, the HMB set...
Highland voters pass school budget, propositions

Highland voters pass school budget, propositions

Applause broke out among those gathered to hear the results of the school budget vote in Highland on Tuesday night: The Highland Central School District’s proposed 2014-2015 budget of $39,961,276 million passed by a 63.5 percent majority — 799 in favor to 457 opposed. The Highland district’s budget meets the criteria of the state’s tax...
Alan Barone and Heather Welch file petitions for Highland School Board election

Alan Barone and Heather Welch file petitions for Highland School Board election

Highland voters on May 20 will be asked to approve two candidates on the ballot for two seats opening up on the Highland Central School District Board of Education. Incumbent Alan Barone will run for a fifth term and former Highland School Board member, Heather Welch, will run to re-gain the seat she first filled...
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....