Listen up, Muggles --"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" is taking over Highlands Intermediate for the 2016-17 sy! For one year only, Highlands will magically transform into Hogwarts school of Magic, teachers turn into professors, and 7th & 8th Graders will now be known as 1st years' and 2nd years', respectively. Each team got to choose their HP Identities based on their finish in last year's Spirit Competition (see below).Look for tons of HP themed events starting with the Welcome Back Assembly 2016, Spirit Week 2016 (5 days of dress up and activities) ending in this year’s Fall Dance 2016, a HP themed glow in the dark, black light experience!And that’s just Q1! In Q2 look for HP-themed Halloween activities, a Highlands first -- after we play Highlands Hunger Games 4 -- we’ll play our first ever Quidditch Cup! We’ll end Q2 with the Winter Dance "Yule Ball" -- a perfect way to the end the quarter, the semester and into Winter Break. And at the end of the year, after all Spirit Points are tallied Professor Dumbledore will award the Highlands Tri-Wizard Cup to the most spirit team. Who will it be this year? Just do us a favor -- no Unforgivable Curses, okay?!?
“Welcome Back Wizards & Witches...1st Years and 2nd Years...and even you Muggles!” Monday -- August 1, 2016 was the first day of the 2016-2017 school year and the Highlands Student Council welcomed everyone back with banners, posters and lots of loud cheers! Even Mrs. Martinson got in the act and dancing and welcomed everyone with model spirit ;) It was great to see students reuniting with their friends to upbeat music, cheers and energizers -- what a great way to kickoff the year! This is definitely going to be a magical year! Kaia, Assembly Committee Chair
“A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Awesome, awesome -- TOTALLY!” The Seventh and Eighth Grade Council members all had a blast at StuCo Boot Camp that took place at the New StuCo Room just before the start of school this year! It was especially awesome to see the Highlands StuCo Alumni come back and facilitate the event! They really made Boot Camp such an awesome experience -- I really appreciate them giving back to us. We learned even more cheers, icebreakers and energizers, how to work together quickly\ and still have an amazing result. We all got to learn a bit about each other and the event was like a mini-SLC. It's just phenomenal! This experience has taught us even more leadership skills and I know that because of this event, we’ll be able to make this year the most awesome and memorable year ever! Arielle, SG Secretary
“I miss the SLC life -- please, take me back!!!” These were the words of the Highlands Student Council kids who went to the Student Leadership Conference at University of Hawaii at Manoa from June 26-28. SLC was such a great experience to help us to boost our leadership skills and abilities. We connected with other student council kids from around the state to exchange ideas on how to make our school better. We were welcomed with non-stop cheers and energizers by our amazing facilitators! Aside from learning, the social activity was even better... the dance on the second night was so “a-w-e-s-o-m-e awesome awesome totally!” We bonded together as a family not only with our own Highlands StuCo but also with the other Councils from across the entire State. We learned so much about leadership, teamwork, communication and also on how to make our school better. This was the greatest memory that will last a lifetime... Overall, SLC’16 was an epic experience and we simply can’t wait to make the 2016-17 sy the best year ever!!! Errol, 8th Grade President