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Welcome Message from our NEW Principal Mrs. Donez

Principal's Message

Welcome to the start of another exciting school year at Highland High School - Home of the Scots! It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I return to Highland High School as your new Principal. I am honored to lead a community where we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and social responsibility. Our PLAID expectations define what it means to be a Scot: Pride, Leadership, Attitude, Integrity, and Determination.

Now in our 54th year, Highland is a ‘School of Choice,’ distinguished by success in academics, athletics, arts, and activities. Whether you are returning students or joining us for the first time, I am confident that this year will be filled with opportunities for each of you to shine brightly.

At HHS, we believe in the potential of every student to learn, thrive, and contribute positively to society. Our dedicated team of educators is passionate about cultivating a love for learning, encouraging curiosity, and inspiring creativity among our students. We are committed to providing a well-rounded education that prepares our students not only for academic success but also for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in their lives beyond school.

As your principal, I encourage you to approach this school year with enthusiasm and a commitment to excellence. Every member of our school community is valued and respected for who they are; everyone belongs at Highland High School. Take advantage of the countless resources and extracurricular activities available to you and remember that your efforts and contributions are what make our school community truly exceptional.

Parents and guardians, your partnership is invaluable to us. I encourage you to actively participate in your child’s education and to reach out to our staff with any questions or concerns. Together, we can ensure that our students receive the support and encouragement they need to reach their full potential.

I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings to all of you as we embark on this journey of learning, growth, and discovery together. With your support and involvement, I am confident that we will continue to uphold the high standards of excellence that define Highland High School. I look forward to celebrating your successes, witnessing your achievements, and being a part of your educational journey this year. Let’s make it a memorable and fulfilling experience for everyone.

Here’s to a fantastic school year ahead!

Warm regards,

Melissa Donez

Principal, Highland High School

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