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2017-18 Highlands Elementary School Supply Lists


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Saturday, May 6th, Highlands hosted the Perennial Math Competition! This is the first year that Perennial Math has come to Dothan and we are excited to host it for many years to come!
       Over 250 students from all over came to compete, including students from Pinecrest Elementary, South Dale Elementary, Wicksburg, and more! 

      Several of Highlands' own competitors placed in the individual age-group portion of the competition. We are so proud of all the competitors!

3rd grader Jonathon Bass - 3rd place
4th grader Brenna Pfister - 3rd place
4th grader Kelsey Peaden  - 2nd place 
5th grader Kingsley Lucas - 3rd place
5th grader Ryan Schmidt - 1st place
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On Monday, May 1st, Dothan City Schools held its annual chess tournament at the Boys and Girls Club. Highlands placed second overall, but still walked away with many trophies as our fifth grade team never lost a match! We send a big congratulations to the 2016-2017 Highlands Chess Team and thank them for all their hard work this year.
Team Members:
3rd Grade
Jonathon Bass
Victoria Gaskill
4th Grade
William McKinley
Landon Strassburg
5th Grade
Ryan Taylor (Team Captain)
Presley Kinney
Alex Broadaway
Evan Hamilton
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On Friday, April 28th, Highlands competed in their second online Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl competition of the year. They placed 10th overall, after answering trivia questions about science, history, literature, government, etc. etc. 

We are so proud of our 2016-2017 Quiz Bowl team!

Team Members:

5th Grade Alex Broadaway, Tucker Bryant, KayLee Cobb, Ragan Easterly, Wesley Farmer, Meg Gray, J.C. Hollinghead, Paige Hooper, Kingsley Lucas, Brodie Medlen

4th Grade Alex Brantley, Mason English, James Le, Aidan Morrow, Jacob Nolin, Kelsey Peaden, Brenna Pfister

Teacher of the Month

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We would like to congratulate miss Britt Blumentritt on being chosen as the Highlands Elementary teacher of the month! She goes above and beyond for her students and coworkers, and she is certainly most deserving of this recognition.
Congratulations, Miss Blumentritt!


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Peanut Essay Winner

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 We are excited to share that Highlands Elementary fifth grader Gabriel Medina won second place in the State Junior Division 4-H Peanut Essay contest! He was awarded a commemorative plaque and $35.00 check!
       We are so proud of Gabriel's hard work and we're excited to have such amazing writers at our school.

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April Good Citizens

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  We are so proud to announce our Good Citizens for the month of April! These students go above and beyond to be good examples at Highlands Elementary. The picture of these fabulous students is attached!

Peyton Davis, Ar'Kenbree Loud, Gabriella Locascio, Michael Price, Meleya Williams, Royston Jones, Brooklynn McWaters, Kaydee Probert, Lillian Kohl, Ian Davis, Emily Sanchez, Kennady Williams, Finn Lowary, Inaaya Ateeque, Eli Shiver, Linh Le, Brody Wyatt, Sam Broadaway, Brady Nolen, Kenon Douglas, Tyson Smith, Gunnar Jacobson, Kingsley Lucas, Meg Gray, Daniel Blake

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Congratulations to the Highlands Elementary Good Citizens for the month of March! We are so proud of these students and the good examples that they set.
Madison Grimmer, Caitlin Gray, Olivia Watford, Campbell Frith, Wyatt Kohl, Allice Kohl, Elek Nyitray, Kaelynn Parker, Richard Le, Olivia Armstrong, Zion Dean, Preston Davis, Callyn Bowman, Grant Golson, Lili RostroLayla Jones, Anai Juarez, Peyton Rice, Laney Calhoun, 
Jasmine Osunsanya, Asia Hasan, Sarah Lillian Gannaway, Micah Vann, Amiah Lomnick, 
Paige Hooper and Aaliyah Andrews


Archery News

April 7th the Highlands Elementary  Archery students traveled to Montgomery, Alabama for the state archery tournament. Highlands Archery placed 12th overall with a score of 2,830 - This is a school record!!! 
       5th grader Harrison Hicks placed 12th (out of 236) in the boy's division with a score of 266 and 5th grader Laci McKnight placed 16th (out of 171) in the girl's division with a score of 255. Both of these scores were also school records!!!
Other top scorers include:
Braxton Deloney - 254
Tricia Rhodes - 234
Tyson Smith - 234
James Howell - 231
Lilly Greenwalt - 229
Ryan Schmidt - 228
Evan Hamilton - 227
Gunnar Jacobson - 226
Maddie Braswell - 220
Lauren Shapiro - 219
Joseph Mullins - 218
       We are so proud of our Highlands Archery team! They worked extremely hard and their results certainly show that.

Special Olympians


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Wednesday March 22nd, six Highlands students traveled to Dothan High School to compete in the annual Special Olympics. Attached are the results of our students and a photo.
Pictured: Hannah Keyton, Samantha Cherry, Preston Bolling, Abel Castro, Hayes Brockett, and Will Haywood.
Big congratulations to our Olympians! We are SO proud of them!!! 
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Tuesday, February 14th, a few Highlands' LinC students competed in the online "Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl" competition. This competition quizzed students on general trivia related to math, history, language arts, science, and more.
     The Highlands Elementary team answered 90% of the questions correctly, putting them in first place in the state of Alabama and 10th place in the southeast division! We are so proud of them!

Team Members:

5th Grade

  1. Alex Broadaway

  2. Tucker Bryant

  3. KayLee Cobb

  4. Ragan Easterly

  5. Wesley Farmer

  6. Meg Gray

  7. J.C. Hollinghead

  8. Paige Hooper

  9. Kingsley Lucas

  10. Brodie Medlen


4th Grade

  1. Alex Brantley

  2. Mason English

  3. James Le

  4. Jacob Nolin

  5. Kelsey Peaden

  6. Brenna Pfister

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Mrs. Jackie Kinney's kindergarten class at Highlands Elementary School completed a fun and exciting leprechaun activity to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! They studied many important facts about leprechauns, completed several leprechaun writing activities, learned the steps in catching a leprechaun and even constructed their own leprechaun traps! They are still on the hunt for a leprechaun, but hopefully they will have good luck and catch one by the end of the day!
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On Thursday, February 9th, the Highlands Archery Team (made up of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) competed at the archery tournament in Troy, Alabama. Highlands placed 2nd overall and had several students continue on to the state archery tournament!
     During the extra portion of the competition (known as 3D Archery Contest), in the girl's division, 3rd grader Madeline Greenwalt placed second and 5th grader Madalyn Braswell placed third. 5th grader Alex Broadaway placed third in the boy's division. Way to go Highlands Archery!!!
For more results information, see the below message from Coach Thompson:
"Highlands Elementary placed 2nd in the Troy NASP Regional Archery Tournament. Highlands set a school record with 2729 points. Harrison Hicks placed 2nd with a score of 253 and Evan Hamilton placed 3rd with a total of 248 in the boys elementary division. Laci McKnight tallied 235 points for a 3rd place finish in the girls division. 
The top 12 scorers for Highlands were: 
 1. Harrison Hicks          253
 2. Evan Hamilton           248
 3. Gunner Jacobson      244
 4. Laci McKnight           235
 5. Ryan Schmidt           229
 6. Alex Broadaway        229
 7. Maddison Williams    228
 8. Madalyn Braswell      219
 9. James Howell           218
10. Braxton Deloney       211
11. Lauren Shapiro         208
12. Madeline Greenwalt  207 "

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Congratulations to 3rd grade Highlands student Judson Bailey for winning the boys' division district Hoop Shoot competition on Saturday, February 4th! Judson will now go on to compete at the state competition in Birmingham. We wish him the best of luck!!!

We would also like to congratulate Highlands 4th grader Maddy Williams for placing second in the girls' division. Though she will not advance to state, we are still so proud of her!

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A resource page with ideas for how to celebrate nominees can be found at http://lifechangeroftheyearnominees.com/showspirit/.

To view Ms. Golson and Ms. Kinney’s LifeChanger of the Year nominee profiles, visit www.LifeChangeroftheYear.com.


Mrs. Golson and Mrs. Kinney were both nominated for the "Life-changer of the Year" award.  This award is endorsed  by National Life Insurance Company.  They will compete with other teachers across the nation for the chance to win the top award.


Highlands Elementary held their annual school spelling bee. It took over 20 rounds to get a winner but it finally came to an end when fourth grader Aidan Morrow spelled the word "moisture" correctly and won over competitor Alex Brantley.

       We are extremely proud of all of our spelling bee competitors; they all did an amazing job! We can't wait to see how Aidan does at the next competition in Wicksburg!

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Congratulations to the Highlands Elementary School "Teacher of the Year": Brittney Stewart! 

     From being grade-level chair in kindergarten, to sharing project-based units with colleagues, to raising chicks in her classroom to help her students learn, to being a wonderful friend and colleague to all... We are so proud of Miss Stewart and all she has done for Highlands Elementary. She is most certainly deserving of this prestigious title. 
     Congratulations, Miss Stewart!!!

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