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Tuesday - Leadership Day - Daily Announcements - Sept. 1, 2020



Today is  Blue Day you will be logging in to 1st, 2nd and 3rd periods.

Any girls interested in joining the Lady Scots Volleyball Program, please email Coach Gibson for more details to join the group. We have already started this week so please reach out before you miss out. Hope to see you soon! -Coach Gibson (melani_gibson@kernhigh.org)  

Seniors! The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is now open and the deadline is September 6, 2020. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship please email Mrs. Verde @ crystal_verde@kernhigh.org

Seniors:  The senior yearbook picture deadline has been extended!  Please make sure to schedule a free senior yearbook picture with Carlos Murrillo Photography at (661) 332-4170.  Only senior pictures taken with Carlos Murrillo Photography will be allowed in the yearbook. If you have any questions - please contact Ms. Barber-Smith.

All students - Are you interested in being part of student leadership at Highland? Want to help make a difference for your class and help plan activities?  Class Council is for you!! If you would like to apply for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer or publicity chair for your class council, go to the HHS Activities & Athletics Class on your Canvas dashboard and get the application in ASB forms.

Have you obtained a job and are in need of a work permit? Please contact Mrs. Verde at crystal_verde@kernhigh.org Permits will only be issued after 1pm so that we do not interrupt your online distance learning schedule.

Seniors - Cap and gown orders are now taking place!  You can order one of three ways through Jostens:

·         Order by Phone: 1-800-JOSTENS (800-567-8367)

·         Order in Person – Jostens Local Showroom – 1612 20th Street, Bakersfield Tuesday-Thursday 3-6 pm

·         Order on line: 

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003068/Highland-High-School/ (Links to an external site.)

9th graders - In case you missed the Link Crew welcome video!! 

https://youtu.be/LR_C3p4PhWc (Links to an external site.) 


Kern County College Night will be going virtual this year.  Scheduled for 5pm to 8 pm on 9/14/20.  Put this on your calendar!  More information to come soon!

Any freshman interested in playing football please fill out the google form/signup sheet. Coaches will be contacting you in the next week. Please contact Coach Gutierrez or Coach Montanio with any questions. https://forms.gle/8ZemeFVdy22Ms6nX7 (Links to an external site.)

Boys' Basketball will have a meeting Sept.8 via Zoom at 4PM.  Please contact Coach Smith, Romero, or Valdez for the link.  If you are a freshman, you can fill out the form at this link: https://forms.gle/29qUbEPxoZDHK1Cz9 (Links to an external site.) to get registered and get contact information sent to you if you have not already filled it out.

Club News

If you are looking for an academic activity than Academic Decathlon is for you.  Academic Decathlon is a club/competition team. It is designed to include students from all achievement levels and grades. Teams generally consist of nine members, who are divided into three divisions based on a custom calculated grade point average (Links to an external site.): Honors (3.75–4.00 GPA), Scholastic (3.00–3.74 GPA), and Varsity (0.00–2.99 GPA). If you make it on the team you will compete in all ten events against other students in his or her division, and team scores are calculated using the top two overall individual scores from each team in all three divisions. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for individual events and for overall scores. 

This year the competition will be virtual instead of in person.  Academic Decathlon can help you with time management, study skills, test taking strategies, public speaking and interview skills.  It is also a great way to meet new friends and be a part of a group.  By participating on the team will give you opportunities for college scholarships, earn college credit and it looks good on college applications.  It is a lot of work and you do need to spend time studying the materials and doing the assignment outside of class if you want to do well.  We try to make it fun and there are other coaches that will work with you.  Our topic this year is the “Cold War” and you don’t need to know much about the topic beforehand but it does help. There have been  many students who have been part of the team who were also involved in other things (sports, ASB, other clubs, Band, Drama, FFA). 

We will meet at least once or twice a week in the afternoon via ZOOM.  Our first meeting will be Wednesday Sept 2 at 1:30.  When we get back to in person school we will meet 0 period instead of the afternoons and we will also do ZOOM meetings for those that can’t come to 0 period.  If you are interested Email Mrs. Mayo and she answer any questions or  add you to the class to see the materials. . 

Mrs. Mayo

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