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Check out the new FTIS mobile app! Logo

FTIS now has a mobile app! Find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play.


Fort Thomas Independent Schools Receive Highest Community Partner Award by Brighton Center Brighton Center

Fort Thomas Independent Schools were awarded Brighton Center’s Liz Herald Community Support Award at their annual dinner last month.

Volleyball Tryouts Volleyball Players

Highlands Middle School Volleyball tryouts begin this week.  The schedule for Highlands Middle School Volleyball tryouts is as follows: 

July 16                   4:00-6:00

July 17                   4:00-6:00

July 18                   4:00-6:00

Principal Message Regarding Important Information for the 2018-2019 School Year Highlands Middle School

Hello HMS Families,

I hope your summer is off to a great start and all of our Bluebird families are getting to spend some time enjoying the sun and having an amazing time together.  As a courtesy, I wanted to communicate as early as possible some dates and items of importance for the upcoming school year.  First, the supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year are now posted on our web page under QuickLinks. Next, throughout the summer I will try to periodically send information about important dates and in July send a mailer home.  We have a couple of key events that happen in August and I want to be sure everyone is aware of those so families may plan accordingly.  Two specific events of importance in August are 6th Grade Transition Day and HMS Getting Ready Day.

Volleyball Informational Meeting Volleyball Players

Any middle school girl interested in trying out for middle school volleyball in the fall should attend an informational meeting on Thursday, May 17th in Mr. Nieporte's room, 106, at 2:45 to pick up a sports physical and any and other important material at the meeting.

Vote for Gracie Schlosser!

Gracie has been nominated for the Cincinnati.com player of the week!  Congratulations Gracie!  Please take a moment to vote for her.


Time to Start Preparing for our Incoming 6th Graders for 2018-2019 Highlands Middle School

Parents of incoming 6th graders now is the time to begin planning for your child’s 2018-2019 school year. The transition process to middle school may cause a variety of emotional responses, from worry to excitement. 

Winter Reading Challenge Form Book

The Winter Reading Challenge ends this Friday, March 2.  You can access the Google Form to submit your book here.

Highlands Middle School Dance Scores Big at State! Highlands Middle School Dance Team

Congratulations to the Highlands Middle School Dance Team for the state title they earned February 24th in Frankfort, KY!

Highlands Middle School Dance Team Wows the Crowd at Seton Dance Invitational Trophy

Highlands Middle School Dance Team finishes Runner-Up at the Seton Dance Invitational on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

6th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Teams WIN Dayton Holiday Classic Basketball

6th grade girls clinch title on Tuesday, January 2 and the boys win on Saturday, January 6. 

Congratulations to Highlands Middle School Cross Country Runners Runner

Congratulations to our Middle School Cross Country Runners!!  Many of them have received special recognition for their efforts. 

Boys and Girls Basketball Tryout Dates Basketball

Boys and Girls Basketball tryout dates have been set.

Cross Country Meet Scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12 has been POSTPONED! Person running

Highlands Cross Country Team was scheduled to participate in the Campbell County Championships this evening, but the meet has been postponed due to the weather.





Stay in Touch with Highlands Middle School! Ways to Communicate Digitally--Phone, Computer

Stay in touch @ HMS:

·        HMS Daily Announcements:  Posted in Schoology

·        Happenings! Weekly Newsletter: If you would like to subscribe please click the link below:


Highlands Middle School Cheerleading Tryouts Cheerleader

Highlands Middle School Cheerleading Tryouts.  The first informational meeting is Aug. 30 at 3 pm in Mr. Nieporte's room.

Highlands Middle School VolleyBall Tryouts Students Hitting Volleyball

Highlands Middle School VolleyBall Tryouts will be Monday, July 17 - Wednesday, July 19 from 4 pm -6 pm at HMS Gymnasium

Highlands Middle School PTSO Membership: You Can Join Now! Sign Up Now

The Membership Campaign has begun!  You may avoid the rush and join at any time!  Family membership begins at just $10.  If your family plans to go to the beach or pool this summer, you may want to take advantage of joining at the $100 level (tax deductible!) to receive an HMS beach towel and sports bag (limited quantities) for the Summer. Click here to see attachment and JOIN TODAY!  Any questions, please e-mail Christie Hosea at christiehosea@hotmail.com.


Campbell County Library Offers Summer Teen Programs Kids working together

Students looking for some fun, interesting activities to participate in this summer break?  Check out the many different program the Campbell County Public Library here in Fort Thomas is offering.


Intramural Basketball Playoffs Basketball

Schedule for Intramural Basketball Playoffs

Highlands Middle School Dance Team Tryouts Highlands Middle School Dance Team

Highlands Middle School Dance Team Tryouts Information

Highlands Middle School Intramural Basketball Schedule

The HMS Intramural Basketball Schedule is now available.  Games begin Feb. 26 and run through April 30.




Highlands Middle School Summer Schedule

During the summer months, the Highlands Middle School office is not open on a daily basis.  Click the link to view the summer office hours.

Meeting for Incoming 5th Grade Parents

Incoming 5th grade parents don't miss out on this opportunity!! On Tuesday, March 15 at 7 pm in the PAC, you will have the opportunity to learn more about what the middle school experience will be like for your child.

Basketball Tournament Games Cancelled for 2/10/16

Basketball Tournament Games scheduled for Feb. 10, 2016 have been cancelled due to the weather.  

Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament Brackets

Click on the appropriate link to look at tournament brackets for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Boys and Girls Basketball Brackets.


8th Grade Recognition Night

8th Grade Recognition Night will be held this week on the following dates. Boys Basketball team and Cheerleaders and Dancers will be recognized on Tuesday, February 2nd vs. Woodland 7:00 at tipoff.

Girls Basketball players will be recognized on Thursday, February 4th vs. Twenhofel 7:00 at tipoff.

Activities have been CANCELED due to Weather

All after school activities / practices are cancelled today, Jan. 22.


ALSO, Holmes has cancelled the games scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23.  


HMS vs. Campbell County Basketball Games Rescheduled

Wednesday 1/27/16- Boys @ Highlands

               5:00       6th grade

               6:00       7th grade

               7:00       8th grade


               Wednesday 1/27/16- Girls @ CCMS

               5:00       6th grade

               6:00       7th grade

Basketball games vs. Campbell County are CANCELLED!

Jan. 12, 2016's MS Basketball Games Vs. Campbell County are CANCELLED!


Congratulations to HMS Cheer Competition Team!

Congratulations to the HMS Cheer Competition Team and their 2nd Place win at the Cat's Cheer Cup Competition at Pendleton County High School on January 2nd.  This team is a combination of 6th, 7th and 8th grade cheerleaders and we are so very proud of each one of them. 


They are now gearing up for their NKCCA Competition on Saturday, January 30th!


Awesome Job Girls!!  

Congratulations to Highlands Marching Band!!

Congratulations to the members of the marching band. The band won 3rd place in their class and best percussion at the Bellevue competition.  The band made it to finals where they won 6th place overall. 

Fall Photo Day is Friday, Aug. 21!!

School photos will be taken on Friday, August 21.  Please check your student's backpack for the form to fill out.  

All MS Basketball Games are Cancelled for Jan. 26, 2015

Due to the inclement weather, the middle school basketball games scheduled at Summit View Middle School are cancelled.

8th Grade Girls Basketball Team Wins Tournament

The 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team won the the Turkeyfoot Winter Classic tournament.  Congratulations girls!!!

7th Grade Girls Basketball Team Wins Tournament

The 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team won the Dayton Holiday tournament.  Congratulations girls!!

Check out HMS' new STEM program!

This year HMS is offering a STEM class to 8th graders.  Check out what it is all about in this short video.

KHSAA Athletic Form

Click here to see and print the KHSAA Athletic Form for your student athlete.

Do's and Don't for MacBooks

Watch this video created by a high school student in the Video Production Class.

ATTENTION: HMS 8th Graders and Parents

The Getting Ready Days for HMS 8thGraders scheduled for this Thursday, July 31, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 6 from 6pm – 9pm. I sincerely apologize for this delay but we have had some network issues that are slowing the process of preparing the MacBooks for distribution. 

Important Summer Information for Parents

Soon you will be receiving a letter in the mail regarding the 2014-2015 school year.  You can also read this letter online.

Highlands Middle School Getting Ready Days

Getting Ready Days are  Aug.5, Aug. 6, and Aug. 7.  Continue reading for more information.








Final Chorus Concert

The final HMS Choral Concert will be held on Sunday, May 18 at 2:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

HMS Talent Show

The annual HMS Talent Show will be this Friday, February 28 at 7pm in the PAC and will feature amazing talent from our middle school student body.  Emcees for the evening will be Riley Kuether and Ben Rosenstiel.

Admission is $5.



Varsity Basketball Games Canceled



HMS Regional Basketball Brackets are posted

The HMS Boys and Girls Regional Basketball Brackets are posted.  Simply go to Quick Links and click on either Boys Basketball or Girls Basketball to see the brackets.

Geography Bee held at Highlands Middle School

The top ten bee finalists competed Jan. 16. Chris Kirkwood was the winner and Spencer Manyet the runner-up.

Tournament Games Rescheduled

Due to a level 2 snow emergency in Pendleton Co.,  the opening round games of the 7th grade district tourney will be delayed until tomorrow (Tuesday 2/4).  The times will remain the same, but the days will be different.  Thursday games to be played at Highlands will be played on Saturday due to a lack of officials available for Friday night. 

Congratulations to the Strings Students!

Congratulations to Mrs. Kathy Anderson and the Highlands Middle School and Highlands High School combined Symphonia string orchestra! They have been selected to perform at the Kentucky Music Educators Convention in Louisville, KY on Thursday, Feb. 6. as a part of the annual teacher conference. This is the highest honor a performing group can achieve in the state of Kentucky.



HMS Journalism Survey

The Highlands Middle School Journalism class would like for you to take the following survey.  Simply click here, answer the questions and click done. They thank you in advance for participating. 

HMS Basketball Games Canceled

ALL HMS basketball games scheduled for tonight Dec. 10, 2013 are cancelled – home and away games, boys and girls – ALL ARE CANCELLED!

HMS Book Fair Extended

Due to the inclement weather, the Highlands Middle School book fair will be open all day on Monday, Dec. 9 and will officially close on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at noon.  Students who wish to make purchases will still be able to do so.

Click here to access a voucher which can be used in stores.  This voucher can be used at the Joseph Beth in Crestview Towne Center or Joseph Beth at Rookwood.  Simply present the voucher when you purchase and the school will receive 20% of your purchase.

A huge thanks to parents and students for supporting the book fair!!!!

Infinite Campus Newsletter

Highlands Middle School teachers are posting their daily work to Infinite Campus.  Continue reading to find out how you can check your child's teachers' newsletters.

Getting Ready Days for HMS 2013

Highlands Middle School will be having their annual "Getting Ready Days" on August 7, 2013 and August 14, 2013 from 3 pm to 6 pm.  At this time, schedules can be picked up and school fees paid.

HMS Volleyball Tryouts

HMS Volleyball Tryouts

July 10, 11, 12

4 to 6 pm

Welcome incoming 6th graders!!!

Incoming 6th graders, check out this video to familiarize yourself with Highlands Middle School.

Highlands Middle School Summer 2013 Office Hours

Highlands Middle School will have summer office hours for the months of June and July 2013.

Geography Bee at Highlands Middle School
The Geography Bee will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 at Highlands Middle School in the Media Center.
Holiday office hours District logo

During holiday breaks, office hours change.  Please read on....

Highlands Band Association is Selling Scrip Gift Cards
Do you want to skip going to the mall for gifts this year?  Buy Scrip Gift Certificates from the Highlands Band Association.  There is something for everyone on your list, and you will be supporting the band at the same time!  Expected delivery date is December 17.  You can choose to have them sent home with your student, or we will deliver them to your home address.  If you have any questions, contact Christine Slade at 859-835-4788.  Thank you for your support, and happy holidays.
Highlands vs. Lexington Catholic
This Friday, Nov. 23, Highlands' football team will be facing Lexington Catholic in the State Semi-Final.
Cast YOUR Vote in the HMS Mock Election
All parents and students are welcome to participate in HMS's mock election. 
Read more....
Additional Chaperone Trainings offered
Two sessions of Chaperone Training and Review of the New State Assessment are offered in the cafeteria at Woodfill Elementary this week. The first will be offered Thursday, October 18 at 6:30pm. The second will be offered at 2pm on Friday, October 19.
HHS students raise funds for breast cancer survivors
Highlands High School’s student-run store, Bluebird Apparel and Merchandise (BAM), junior and senior Powder Puff representatives and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are teaming up to host the 3rd Annual “PINK OUT” game.
Oct. 3--National Walk to School Day
On Wednesday, October 3, join the HMS students and staff as they walk to school.  Please encourage your child to walk or bike to school that day.
Math Tutoring Available
The HHS National Math Honor Society offers free math tutoring in the HMS library on Thursday’s from 2:50 – 3:45.  This tutoring is open to all HMS students.
Preschool screening scheduled District logo

A preschool screening for the 18-19 school year is scheduled for Thursday, August 16, from 9am-2pm.  Please read on for more details.

Summer Office Hours District logo

Please read on for summer office hours.


Volleyball Tryouts
Volleyball tryouts will begin on Monday, June 16 at 4 pm in the Highlands Middle School Gym.  Read on for more information. 
Time to Return Library Books!
All library books are due Friday, May 18, 2012. 
Students to Visit Pompeii Exhibit
6th and 7th grade students will be going to the Cincinnati Museum Center to view the Pompeii exhibit and Ominimax movie Ring of Fire.
5th Grade Orientation
5th Grade Orientation was held on Monday, March 5.  A copy of the presentation is available for you to view.
HMS hosts Dynamic Guest Speaker Mark Brown
Nationally acclaimed youth speaker, Mark Brown, in association with Great American Fundraisers, spoke to HMS students about accepting others for who they are.
SBDM meeting date has changed!!
The HMS SBDM meeting is Feb. 23 2012 at 4:30 pm in the HMS Conference Room. 
Infinite Campus Help document
A document is now available to answer the most common questions associated with Infinite Campus.
Behind the Blue 2nd Edition
Behind the Blue, HMS' school newspaper, is now available on line!
Highlands Middle School Exam Schedule
Highlands Middle School students will be taking exams on Monday, December 19, Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21.  Click here to read more.
Behind the Blue
The first edition of the Highlands Middle School newspaper, Behind the Blue is available now on-line. 
Trying Out for a Team?
Is your son/daughter thinking of trying out for any sport at HMS or HHS? If so, they must have a current Athletic Physical on file in the Athletic Office.  These physicals are not the same as the 6th grade physical that you turned in with immunizations.  You can print out the KHSAA Athletic physical form here and turn them into the Nurses Office in the Middle School-  http://www.fortthomas.kyschools.us/docs/ge04.pdf
HMS Varsity Volleyball team wins the Conference!
Congratulations to the HMS Varsity Volleyball team for winning the Conference Championship on Thursday, Oct. 6!  Click here to read more.
Infinite Campus Portal Mobile App Available!
Fort Thomas Independent Schools is excited to announce that the Infinite Campus Portal is now available through a mobile app for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).  Click here to read more.
Boys and Girls Basketball Tryout Information Announced
The tryout dates for the Boys and Girls 2011 - 2012 Basketball season has been posted to the HMS Athletic page.
Looking for a way to volunteer at the Middle School? Try the cafeteria.
We need you!!   The Highlands Middle School Cafeteria is currently seeking volunteers to work in the cafeteria during lunch.  Currently, we have no volunteers for Thursday, August 25. 
HMS principal survey open until 10am, May 31
All faculty/staff/parents/community members are invited to participate in our survey.  Please read on for a link to the survey, and please complete this survey by 10am, Tuesday, May 31.
Highlands Middle School and High School Band in Concert
The final concert for the 2010 - 2011 will be held on Sunday, May 15 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC).  At 2:00 pm, the Middle School Jazz and Ensemble Band will be performing, and at 4:00 pm the High School Jazz and Ensemble Band will be performing.  Admission is free!
HMS and HHS Percussion Ensembles in Concert
The HMS and HHS Percussion Ensembles will be in concert on Monday, April 11.  In addition, the the Northern Kentucky University Steel Drum Band will also perform.  The concert will begin at 7:30 pm in the Highlands High School Performing Arts CenterADMISSION IS FREE!

7th grade parent meeting for the 8th grade Washington, DC trip
The time has come to start planning for the current 7th graders trip to Washington DC.  This meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 13th in the HMS Library at 7 pm.  Read more.
Mardi Gras Dance!
This Friday, March 4th, will be the Mardi Gras Dance for 7th and 8th graders.  Read on for more details.
Basketball Games Cancelled
All HMS games versus Twenhofel have been cancelled for Thursday, Jan. 20.
All basketball games scheduled for tonight, Jan. 11, are cancelled.
Highlands Middle School musical Once on this Island is quickly approaching.
The Highlands Middle School drama department will be presenting the musical Once on This Island Nov. 20-22.  Read on for more information.
HMS is sponsoring a Book Drive!
Highlands Middle School is sponsoring a book drive and will donate gently used books to local agencies.  Read more.
8th Grade Washington, D.C. Fundraiser Meeting
There will be a fundraising meeting this Thursday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 in the HMS Cafeteria.  Read more.
Dress Code Clarification
Each new fashion trend brings challenges to the dress code, and this year we are dealing with leggin's, jeggin's, and skinny pants.  Read more.
Picture Day is Oct. 6!
Student Fall Photo Day is tomorrow October 6.  Read more.
HMS yearbook sales have begun!
Buy a YearbookAttention HMS students!  Yearbook sales have begun for the 2010-11 yearbook.  The cost is $30, and parents may place orders online at http://www.yearbookforever.com or return an order form and payment to the homeroom teacher.  Checks should be made payable to Highlands Middle School.
Kentucky Kids Day
Tuesday, Sept. 21 is Kentucky Kids Day.  HMS students may be out of dress code.
Read more.
Middle School Boys' Baseball
Open field today, September, 2, at 3:30 at Highland Park.  Read more.
The HMS garage sale is this Saturday, July 10th, from 8am to 1pm!
HMS Girls Volleyball Open Gym
HMS girls volleyball open gym dates available -- not mandatory!
HMS Tournament Games scheduled for tonight, February 17th, have been cancelled.
HMS tournament games scheduled for tonight , February 17, are cancelled.  At this time, all other activities will still take place.
At this time, all HMS games scheduled for tonight (January 26th) are still on!
All HMS basketball games scheduled for tonight (girls at home vs Twenhofel and boys at Twenhofel) ARE CANCELLED!  No practices tonight!  The make-up games are scheduled for February 1st.
ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL Basketball Games with Summit View tonight are CANCELLED!
All of tonight's MIDDLE SCHOOL girls and boys basketball games with Summit View (here and there!) HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.  Make-up date to be determined.
Checkout the latest edition of "Behind the Blue"
The middle school journalism classes have completed their second edition of Behind the Blue.  Visit the Downloads section to view a copy.
HMS Library Book Fair -- "Read Around the World"
The HMS Library Book Fair will be Friday, December 4th, through Friday, December 11th, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The theme this fall is "Read Around the World" and one of our goals is to provide books for students in an elementary school in the Philippines.
HMS is sponsoring the 3rd Annual HMS Tip Off Classic this week.  
6th Grade Halloween Party!
The HMS 6th Grade Halloween Party is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th.
HMS 7th Graders Celebrate Our Veterans
     On Veterans Day, November 11, the 7th grade at Highlands Middle School will be presenting information about our military veterans.  Please read on for more information.
8th Grade Chaperone Meeting!
The last mandatory meeting for chaperones going to Washington, D.C. next week is TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m. in the 1st floor SBDM room.
HMS Spring Photos will be taken Wednesday, April 15th.  It is NOT an out-of-dress code day!  Money and forms are not necessary at this time. 
HMS 8th Grade Students to see Cincinnati Playhouse Production
All HMS 8th grade students will be seeing the Cincinnati Playhouse Production Theory of Mind, a story of a teenager with autism, on Wednesday, March 25th.
Congratulations to the  HMS Speech and Drama Team members who advanced to the semi-final and final rounds in Bowling Green, Kentucky this past weekend!
Meeting for Parents of 6th and 7th grade Students!
A meeting for the parents of 6th and 7th grade students has been scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the HMS cafeteria.
7th Grade Parents -- Washington, D.C. Meeting
A Washington, D.C. fundraising meeting has been scheduled for 7th grade parents.  It will be at HMS on March 3rd at 6:30 p.m.
The Highlands Middle School Speech Team, under the direction of Nancy Bardgett, placed second in the Regional Tournament. 
A very important Washington, D.C. fundraiser meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at 6:45 p.m in the HMS cafeteria.

7th and 8th grade parents are strongly encouraged to attend!
Congratulations to the HMS Chess Team on their 5th place victory in the Kentucky Quad C Tournament held in Lexington.

HMS Student Spirit Night at the Games versus Holmes has been cancelled for tonight, February 3rd.
6th Grade Valentine's Day Party!

The HMS 6th Grade Valentine's Day Party is this Friday, February 6th.


The 8th Grade Capstone Parents Meeting is TONIGHT, February 2, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the HHS PAC.


All HMS basketball games scheduled for tonight, January 29th, are cancelled.


All HMS basketball games scheduled for tonight are cancelled!


The 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip Fundraising Committee is asking for gift card donations!

8th Grade D.C. Trip Fundraiser Meeting

A meeting is scheduled for January 26, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the HMS cafeteria.


Twenty-three HMS students participated in the HMS Spelling Bee Finals!


HMS students -- It is time to think spring and register for Campbell County North Soccer Club!

Donovan McCoy to represent HMS at State Geography Bee!

Congratulations to the following HMS Geography Bee winners!


Save the date:  January 17, 2009
HMS night at 915 to benefit the 8th Grade Washington, D.C. trip!


HMS Fine Arts Night is Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. 


HMS "Christmas Sharing" social project began last Friday, December 5.

Geography Bee -- Grade Level Winners!

Congratulations to the HMS Geography Bee grade level winners!

8th Grade Parent Meeting

An 8th Grade Parent Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, December 4th, at 7:00 p.m.

7th and 8th Grade Holiday Dance

HMS PTSO is sponsoring a 7th and 8th grade Holiday Dance this Saturday, December 6, 2008.




On Friday, November 14, all HMS students will attend "Salute to Veterans."


HMS important November dates!


All HMS students will be voting!


You are invited to the HMS Choral Concert TONIGHT, (Thursday, 10/30) at 7:00 P.M. 


PRE-TRYOUT PARENT MEETING  October 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in HMS Cafeteria. 
Students must have a sports physical on file prior to trying out.
Click on Header for more info!


Join us for a Bar-B-Q dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 before visiting your child's classroom on September 11, 2008! Advance: $4 person, $15 family; at door: $5 person, $20 family. Babysitting $2 per child.  Proceeds help fund the 8th grade D.C. trip.


On Thursday, September 4, author Erin Hunter (Victoria Holmes) will speak to all HMS 6th grade students in the HHS Fine Arts Center.  She will talk about the collaborative writing process and touch on themes in her popular series, "The Warriors."<


The HMS Library is now open from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 7:15 a.m. on Friday for students to work on computers, study, or read.  Students come to the office at 7:15 and are given a pass. 


HMS Girls Volleyball games this week vs Campbell County Middle School are on Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 and 6:00 at Highlands High School gym.

PTO Kickoff Party

Come to the Kickoff Party this Friday, click link for details.

Parent Meeting Regarding Everglades Trip

A parent meeting regarding the HMS trip to the Everglades will be held on Monday, September 24, at 7pm in the middle school cafeteria.

HMS Intramural Basketball TOURNAMENT Schedule

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL TOURNEY -- We will play the 1st & 2nd Round intramural basketball tournament games on Wednesday, April 20th:


#3 Green Vs. #6 Orange @3:30

#4 Red Vs. #5 Blue @ 4:15

#2 White Vs. Green/Orange winner @ 5:00

#1 Gray vs. Red/Blue winner @ 5:45


MacBook SOS--Schoology Training and more

On Tues. Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 15 at 6 pm, Highlands Middle School will be offering two informational sessions to get parents started with Schoology and tips and tricks to work with their child on their MacBook at home.  Click to find out more information.

Your Child's MacBook Needs a Cover and Other Important Information


The MacBooks are a valuable educational resource for our students.  It is a tool that will be used every day and we need to take purposeful measures to protect the Mac.   

  1. Don’t place the Mac near liquids.   
  2. When traveling (walking) put the Mac in a sleeve or laptop padded backpack.
  3. The Mac must be protected by a hard shell case.  
  4. If the case is broken and no longer able to protect the Mac please replace the case with a new one.

Having a hard shell case on the Mac is a mandatory requirement for using the laptop.  When you come to Getting Ready Days it will be necessary to have a hard case to protect the Mac.  If you don’t bring a case one can be purchased at HMS for $13.   If you choose to buy a hard case from a retail store just make sure it fits a MacBook Air 11 inch.  


Thank you

All Basketball games are cancelled for Monday, Dec. 6.
Behind the Blue--HMS' School Paper
Check out the 2nd edition of Highland's Middle School newspaper, Behind the Blue, published by Lisa Birkley's Journalism students.  Read it now.
High Attendance Day!
Set your alarm clocks and be at school this Thursday, Sept. 16. Read more.
HMS Spirit Day
Friday is HMS Spirit Day!
All HMS games scheduled for tonight, February 9th, have been cancelled.  More information will follow as it is received.
Free/Reduced Lunch Form Application

For information about Free/Reduced Lunch Program for 2015 - 2016 school year, please click here

Winter Reading Challenge
Highlands Middle School is holding a Winter Reading Challenge for the entire 3rd quarter which is January 5 - March 4.
HMS Choral and Strings Concerts and Spaghetti Dinner
The concert will be held on Monday, Dec. 13.  Prior to the concert a spaghetti dinner will be held sponsored by the 8th grade Washington, DC trip.  Read more.
Market Day
Did you know that you could support HMS by purchasing food from Market Day?  Read more.
HMS Kick-Off Party
The first party of the season for the middle school students will be held on Friday, Aug. 27 from 5:30 - 7:00.
Congratulations to Joss Finseth--National Geographic Bee State Semi-Finalist

Congratulations to Joss Finseth!!    He has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee.  The State Bee will be held on April 1, 2016 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. Congratulations Joss and HMS wishes you the best of luck!

Spaghetti Dinner
Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner and help support the students going on the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.  Read more.
HMS Book Fair
Highlands Middle School will be hosting the annual book fair Dec. 6 -10.  Read more.
Once On this Island Cast Announced!
The cast for the middle school musical, Once on this Island, has been announced. Read more.
HMS Speech and Drama team
The first meeting will be this Thursday, Sept. 16.  Read more.
On Thursday, Sept. 9, beginning at 7 pm HMS in conjunction with the PTSO, will host an Open House.  Read more.
HMS Musical--"Once on this Island"
There will be an informational meeting for the musical this Friday, Aug. 27 at 3:10 in the PAC.  Read more.
HMS Office Hours

HMS Office Staff will be available this summer but on a slightly different schedule than the school year.  Click here to view HMS'S Office Hours for the Summer of 2015.

Exam Schedule
Due to the snow day on Dec. 16, exams that were scheduled for Friday, December 17 will now be on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 Read more.
Backstage Crew Needed!
If you are interested in helping backstage with the middle school musical, read more.
Middle School Volleyball Tryouts July 18, 19 , 20, 2016

Highlands Middle School Volleyball tryouts will be held at the HMS gym on Monday, July 18th – Tuesday, July 19th - & Wednesday, July 20th from 5-7 p.m.

8th Graders Recognized

HMS faculty and staff would like to bid farewell to these student-athletes as they transition to the High School.  This group has experienced great success and they will be sorely missed!

School of Distinction

Congratulations! We were named a School of Distinction for the 2013-14 school year!

7th and 8th Grade Dance
The 7th and 8th grade dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 11th.  Read more.
HMS 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip Information
Papers regarding general information about the Washington, D.C. trip are going home with 8th grade students today.  Permission slips must be returned by September 3rd.
Explore More!
Check out this enrichment opportunity for Quest Academic and Arts students.  Read more.
HMS Choral Concert
The HMS Choral Concert will take place on Monday, Oct. 4at 7 pm in HHS PAC.  Read more.
Walk with Me
Students and staff enjoyed Walk with Me.  Read more.
HMS Musical Tryouts
Once on this Island will be the middle school musical this year.  If you child is interested in auditioning, read more.
HMS/HHS Band Concert
On Sunday, December 5th both bands will be performing in the Performing Arts Center at Highlands High School.  Read more.
Chess Club Holiday Gathering
The Fort Thomas Chess Clubs will be hosting a Holiday Gathering on Friday, Dec.10.  Read more.
Meal Pay Plus
Check your child's cafeteria account.  Read more.
Strings Concert
The Strings concert will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
HMS Cheerleading
Cheerleading tryouts are right around the corner.  Read more.
HMS Dance Team
For the first time, HMS will have a dance team.  Read more.
Free Math Tutoring
The HHS Math Honor Society will once again offer FREE tutoring to students who need additional help in math.  Read more.
Infinite Campus
Check your chid's grades on-line.  Click to read more.