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Dear Families, Last week we surprised our Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year with their awards. This year's Teacher of the Year is Mr. Jeffery Klapper, a math teacher at Howell High School. We had 107 nominations for Teacher of the Year, which is over one-fourth of our certified s ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Feb 25, 2022 at 4:56 PM
  
Dear Families Today marks the end of National School Counseling Week. National School Counseling Week highlights the vital role that our school counselors play in supporting our students. We are fortunate to have an incredible group of school counselors who support our students' academic, car ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Feb 11, 2022 at 4:14 PM
  
Dear Families, It has been a sad week in Highlander Nation. On Sunday, we learned that two of our high school students, junior Josh Pennala and sophomore Len Eskola, passed away in a car accident. Two other students were hospitalized with injuries stemming from the accident. One has been released ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Jan 28, 2022 at 3:51 PM
  
Dear Families, January is School Board Recognition Month. Being a school board member is not an easy job. Over the past 22 months, our Board has faced many challenges and difficult choices. Throughout the pandemic, the Board has always done what they feel is best for our students given the ever-c ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Jan 19, 2022 at 1:16 PM
  
Dear Families, At Monday’s Board of Education meeting the Board approved bids for what will be the final round of large updates and improvements funded by the 2019 Capital and Safety Bond. This summer we will be replacing the roofs at Innovation Academy/Little Highlanders Learning Center and the ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Dec 17, 2021 at 2:56 PM
  
Dear Families, To say it has been a tough week would be an understatement. With the tragedy that occurred in Oxford weighing on us, we have also dealt with several rumors and a few threats deemed non-credible by law enforcement. As I have shared in my various communications this week, we take ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Dec 03, 2021 at 4:30 PM
  
Dear Families, Today, Highlander Nation shares our deepest sympathies and support for the students, staff, and families of Oxford Community Schools. We cannot begin to imagine the pain the Oxford community is feeling this evening following the incident that occurred earlier today at Oxford High S ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Dec 01, 2021 at 7:58 AM
  
Dear Families, Yesterday we celebrated Veterans Day. A Day to thank, celebrate, and honor all those who have served our country. Throughout our district, our students and staff learned and discussed the importance of this day. At Howell High School, our Junior ROTC cadets organized the school’s a ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Nov 12, 2021 at 4:13 PM
  
Dear Families, I am often asked if this school year is more difficult than last year. That is a hard question to answer, and one that I really reflected on last week as we began the second quarter. In some ways, the first quarter raced by and in other ways, it felt really long. Yes, this school ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Oct 29, 2021 at 4:31 PM
  
Dear Families, Last month, I shared about the #OneHowell committee that is being formed to review our current strategic plan and revise it into an adaptive plan that will guide the district to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our students and families. We had nearly 90 district stakeholder ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Oct 15, 2021 at 11:53 AM
  
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