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This student resource officer is making anti-vaping efforts a priority. Here’s how.  Belleville News-Democrat

A Southern Illinois student resource officer at Highland High School wants students to stop using e-cigarettes to smoke. 46 kids at the school have faced ...



Board discusses future of building trades program at Highland High School  Belleville News-Democrat

The newly restored building trades program at Highland High School is beginning to take shape. The school board discussed what the program's curriculum ...



Highland school board lowers activity fees in hopes of growing participation  Belleville News-Democrat

After years of pushback from stakeholders in the school district, Highland's school board voted to reduce its activity fees, a move officials hope will quell ...



Highland Around Town  Belleville News-Democrat

Noon Wednesday, March 27, is the deadline to appear in next week's “Around Town” listing. We must receive your event in writing with a contact phone number ...



Highland High School announces Illinois State Scholars  Belleville News-Democrat

A Southern Illinois high school announced its Illinois State Scholars this week. Twenty-seven students from the graduating class of 2019 from Highland High ...



Student success rates are up at Highland. The principal credits school ‘culture.’  Belleville News-Democrat

Graduation rates at Highland High School reached a five year high last summer, something the schools principal said is thanks to a focus on culture. Highland's ...



Experienced core gives Highland high expectations for boys’ basketball season  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland IL High School Bulldogs begin a new boys IHSA basketball season in the Mississippi Valley Conference.



1 in 20 students are depressed or anxious. This school wants them to talk about it.  Belleville News-Democrat

A Southern Illinois high school is trying to get its students to talk about their mental health through assemblies that cover topics outside of the curriculum.



Highland High School confiscates airsoft gun from student’s car after social media post  Belleville News-Democrat

An airsoft gun was confiscated Friday morning at Highland High School after video of a student brandishing what looked to be a deadly weapon was posted on ...



Pep Zone – Highland High School  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

HIGHLAND, Ill. - Time to show your school spirit! The Scott Credit Union Pepzone is at Highland High School in Highland, Illinois. FOX 2's Chris Regnier is ...



Here’s how Highland High is preparing special needs students for life after graduation  Belleville News-Democrat

A new coffee shop at Highland High School aims to teach students with difficulty learning real-world skills before they graduate. The program puts students ...



Highland schools see an increase in enrollment at the start of the year  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland School District saw an increase in enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. Information also included about the August Highland School Board ...



Highland school board spars over which programs should be expanded after years of cuts  Belleville News-Democrat

With state funding returning to Illinois school districts, Highland school board officials are debating what programs should come back first and which programs ...



Highland High School will have co-valedictorians this year  Belleville News-Democrat

Education News: Highland High School's class of 2018 will have co-valedictorians this year. This year's class of 214 will graduate on Sunday, May 20 in the ...



Student's comments spark precautions at Highland High School  WGEM

Lewis County, Missouri (WGEM) -- Extra precautions were in place at Highland High School Friday morning after comments were made by a student, the school ...



Balance and chemistry get Highland spikers off to a fast start  Belleville News-Democrat

Behind solid net play and a deep defense, the Highland IL High School Bulldogs girls varsity volleyball team is off to a solid start to their season in Southern ...



District settles sex discrimination lawsuit with former Highland High School principal  Belleville News-Democrat

School news: The Highland, IL School District in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO settled a federal sex discrimination lawsuit with its former ...



Location approved for new Highland High School athletic training facility  Belleville News-Democrat

School news: The Highland, IL School Board approved the location for construction of a future athletic training facility at Highland High School in Southern ...



This Highland student got a perfect score on the ACT — on her first try  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland High School senior Emilie Hoepker recently earned the highest possible ACT composite score, and she did it on her first try. “This is an amazing ...



Highland school board approves 2019-2020 academic calendar  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland's school board approved the 2019-2020 academic calendar, reflecting changes to Illinois' new minimum required school days.



HHS makes top 100 schools in Illinois second year in a row  Belleville News-Democrat

For the second year in a row, Highland High School has been ranked in the top 100 schools in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. "Not bragging, but no other ...



Highland re-discovered this long-lost Bulldog mural. Now, they want to find its artist.  Belleville News-Democrat

During the Highland High School football stadium's summer facelift, a bit of power washing revealed a surprise that hasn't been seen for over 20 years.



Nationally-ranked Belleville West, Vashon to collide at Highland Basketball Shootout  Belleville News-Democrat

The Belleville, Illinois high school West Maroons will play the St. Louis, Mo. Vashon High School Wolverines in one of eight games at the 28th annual Highland, ...



Highland football supports Cave’s mom in cancer fight  Belleville News-Democrat

Southern Illinois team supports Payton Cave's mother, Erica, in her battle against cervical cancer.



A growing number of early graduates is costing this school district thousands  Belleville News-Democrat

A Southern Illinois school district is losing money as more students skip the final semester of their senior and graduate early. This year, 26 students will cost the ...



Highland Area Schools Alumni Association announces 2018 Hall of Fame inductees  Belleville News-Democrat

The 11th annual Highland Area Schools Alumni Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony and breakfast will take place at 9 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 29, in the ...



Optimist Club to buy bleachers for Highland High School for more seating for Shootout  Belleville News-Democrat

Education news: The Highland School Board let the Optimist Club buy permanent bleachers for the high school's gym for seating for the annual basketball ...



Architects provide cost estimate for proposed conditioning facility at HHS  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland School District now has a rough estimate of what it may cost to build a new conditioning facility at Highland High School. During the Highland ...



Highland bowling teams place in Abe Lincoln tourney  Belleville News-Democrat

Bulldogs boys and girls teams participate in Abe Lincoln competition in Springfield.



Highland and East St. Louis girls tip off annual shootout with game-ending drama  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland Bulldogs and East St. Louis Flyers played to a thrilling finish at the annual Highland high school basketball Shootout, the lone girls game on the ...



Highland High School announces AP, Illinois State Scholars  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland high school education news AP Scholars Illinois State Scholars Bulldogs in Highland IL in southern Illinois near St Louis MO.



Meet the new principal at Highland High School  Belleville News-Democrat

The future leader of Highland High School is looking forward to holding up the school's high-achieving reputation. During the Highland School Board meeting ...



Highland boys golfers miss cut at Class 2A Carbondale sectional  Belleville News-Democrat

The 2018 season came to a close for the Highland boys golf team on Monday, Oct. 8 as they ventured to Carbondale for the Class 2A sectional tournament at ...



Highland School District puts 2018-2019 tentative budget on public display  Belleville News-Democrat

While the Highland School District projects operating at a deficit for the next fiscal year, district administration said the 2018-2019 tentative budget illustrates a ...



Highland High School Basketball Standout's Kaitlin Benson & Kennedy Flannigan Sign National Letters Of Intent  WGEM

The Leathernecks of Western Illinois University will add Highland High's Kennedy Flanagan to their roster next season. That's because the talented.



Joliet Catholic finds room to run on Highland, eliminates Bulldogs in quarterfinal  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland Bulldogs from Southern Illinois traveled to the Chicago area to take on the Joliet Catholic in IHSA Class 5A High School football playoff ...



Winkler and Toennies steal the show, Mater Dei knocks out Highland for regional title  Belleville News-Democrat

The Mater Dei Knights defeated the Highland Bulldogs in the IHSA class 3A high school girls regional tournament and advanced to the sectional against ...



New associate principal, athletic director named at Highland High School  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland School Board approved a new associate high school principal as well as a new assistant principal/athletic director at HHS during its Highland ...



First-year teachers sing the praises of new Highland High School show choir  Belleville News-Democrat

Two first year music teachers have built a show choir program at Highland High School upon student request. The program's first performance is April 20 at the ...



Hard Road Theatre in Highland to present 'Annie Jr.'  Belleville News-Democrat

Events News: Hard Road Theatre in Highland, IL will present the children's play "Annie Jr." at Highland High School in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St.



Highland’s Sam LaPorta decides to become a Hawkeye  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland, Illinois High School Bulldogs football player Sam LaPorta has signed a scholarship offer to attend and play football at the University of Iowa in Iowa ...



Is your child smart enough to enter kindergarten before age 5? Highland is considering allowing it.  Belleville News-Democrat

Education news: The school board in Highland, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO, is reviewing several policies, including one that may ...



Highland bass fishing team finishes 13th at state  Belleville News-Democrat

IHSA high school sports news: The Highland IL bass fishing team finished 13 at the state tournament at Carlyle Lake in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and ...



UPDATE: Boil order lifted in Highland  Belleville News-Democrat

UPDATE: A boil order for addresses on Broadway from Chestnut to Lauren streets has been lifted after area water from the locations tested and deemed ...



Highland students will walk out as part of national protest about school violence  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland High School Bulldogs students will walk out of class in Highland, IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, as part of national protest of school ...



Highland School District raises pay rates to draw in more substitute teachers  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland School District has raised the pay of its substitute teachers in an attempt to attract more subs to the district, said Superintendent Mike Sutton. During the ...



Highland football’s Sam LaPorta getting looks from Ivy League, MAC programs  Belleville News-Democrat

Sports news: Sam LaPorta, an all-state football player for the Highland High School Bulldogs football team in Highland, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, ...



HHS Class of ’68 together again  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland High School Class of 1968 held its 50-year class reunion recently at Diamond Mineral Springs in Grantfork. Class members in the front row, left to ...



House deemed a ‘total loss’ after firefighters worked against winds and frigid temps  Belleville News-Democrat

Firefighters battled frigid temperatures and winds Wednesday morning as the Midwest experienced an arctic blast after a house caught fire and flames spread ...



Highland High School to graduate 203 on Sunday  Belleville News-Democrat

Jacob Mitchell and Taylor Townsend are the co-valedictorians of the class of the Class of 2017 at HHS. Highland IL is near St. Louis MO.



Here’s what Highland’s $7 million public safety headquarters will look like  Belleville News-Democrat

New headquarters for Highland's police, fire and EMS are starting to take shape. Concept designs and schematics for Highland's new $7 million public safety ...



Highland School Board agrees to move forward with new sports training facility, locker room rehab  Belleville News-Democrat

Education news: The school board OK'd locker room and restroom renovations at the high school football stadium in Highland, IL and will pursue a student ...



Liddell's highlight moment helps push Belleville West past Vashon at Highland  STLtoday.com

HIGHLAND • EJ Liddell borrowed this one from the King.



New Highland Middle School assistant principal is a local product  Belleville News-Democrat

School news: The Highland Middle School Bulldogs hired a new assistant principal and athletic director for next school year. He will come to the district from St.



New Burger King in Highland to open before year-end  Belleville News-Democrat

Developers say the Burger King being built at the intersection of Illinois 143 and Koepfli Lane in Highland will open before the end of the year. James Needham ...



Bathroom graffiti earns support of school officials through its inspirational messages  Belleville News-Democrat

Education news: information about the business Sister One & Three decorating bathroom stalls with inspirational messages at Highland Middle School in ...



HHS homecoming court announced  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland High School education news announced homecoming court, activities in Highland IL in southern Illinois near St Louis MO.



Highland High School graduates enjoy memories during commencement  nwitimes.com

Highland High School graduates gathered in the school's auditorium Sunday to celebrate commencement ceremonies together.



Highland’s annual Lighted Christmas Parade rescheduled for Saturday  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland's annual Lighted Christmas Parade has been rescheduled due to a possibility of severe weather this evening, according to the Highland Chamber of ...



Highland adds new cop to force as city approves deal to provide officer to school  Belleville News-Democrat

News: The Highland, IL City Council approved a deal with the school district to provide a school resource officer in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St.



Optimist Field at Glik Park has big, new scoreboard  Belleville News-Democrat

Sports news: Optimist Field in Glik Park in Highland, IL has a new sports scoreboard. The Highland High School Bulldogs and American Legion baseball teams ...



Ihsa high school football Mascoutah Indians vs. Highland Bulldogs  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland, Illinois High School Bulldogs clinched a third straight Mssissippi Valley Conference IHSA football championship with a 41-7 win over Mascoutah ...



Highland plans to merge business districts to fund $7 million public safety building  Belleville News-Democrat

To fund a $7 million public safety building, aldermen plan to merge two of its three business districts. A hearing is set for early March.



Highland has five All-MVC First Team selections in softball, one in baseball  Belleville News-Democrat

Sports news: The Highland High School Bulldogs had several players earn All-Mississippi Valley Conference honors in both 2018 IHSA baseball and softball ...



City council moves forward with changes to blighted business districts after quiet hearing  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland's City Council will move forward with combining two of its business districts to correct a clerical error in the planning process. The three business ...



Hard Road Theatre’s ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ opens Friday  Belleville News-Democrat

Hard Road Theatre will have five performances of its winter musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes.



St. Joseph’s Hospital posts pre-registration dates for spring health fair, to host grief support group  Belleville News-Democrat

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Highland will host its spring health fair Tuesday, April 23, from 5:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Highland Hope Church, at 12846 Daiber Road, ...



Conservancy awarded grant that will help it protect Highland’s water supply  Belleville News-Democrat

Southern Illinois watershed gets $450000 grant to be put toward improvement projects that will help repair Silver Lake. The lake, which is Highland's main ...



Sewage problems close Weinheimer Community Center until day after Christmas  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland's Weinheimer community center will be closed for the next two weeks due to unforeseen sewage issues and scheduled maintenance.



Highland thinclads finish second in MVC Championships  Belleville News-Democrat

Sports News: The Highland High School Bulldogs girls track and field team from Highland, IL hosted the Mississippi Valley Conference Championships and ...



City Council approves Highland Villas senior housing development  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland City Council approved items for a project from Southwestern Illinois Development Authority to create affordable housing for senior citizens in Highland, ...



School resource officer named for Highland School District  Belleville News-Democrat

Education News: The Highland School District and police department have identified a candidate for the new school resource officer position in Southern Illinois ...



Highland veteran who helped clear bombs in Afghanistan awarded Quilt of Valor, honored by city  Belleville News-Democrat

A Southern Illinois veteran was honored with a Quilt of Valor last week for his *service* in Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan.



Almost a third of Highland teachers, administrators make more than $75,000  Belleville News-Democrat

Almost a third of teachers and administrators working in Highland Community School District will make than $75,000 in total compensation this year, according ...



Highland remains unbeaten with homecoming win over rival Triad  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland High School Bulldogs rallied on their homecoming night to defeated Mississippi Valley Conference rival Triad Knights in IHSA high school football ...



Caleb Houchins new associate principal at Highland IL High School  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland School IL School Board approves a new associate principal, assistant principal at Highland High School at its Feb. 26 meeting in southern Illinois near ...



Highland turns up pressure to win conference opener against Triad  STLtoday.com

HIGHLAND, ILL. • Ellie Brown already was smiling Thursday when the ball left teammate Ashlyn Klucker's hand.



Technology that replaced the chalkboard could cost Highland schools $440,000 to update  Belleville News-Democrat

Replacing the Highland School District's aging interactive whiteboard systems could potentially cost the district as much as $440,000, according to the Highland ...



Here’s how Highland will help the city’s businesses thrive in a digital world  Belleville News-Democrat

After years of helping small businesses in Highland get their start, the city is retooling the Highland Entrepreneurship Program to better assist the city's existing ...



Highland High School to graduate 235 on Sunday  Belleville News-Democrat

John Pollard and Alli Zobrist are co-valedictorians of the Highland High School class of 2016. James Tscherney is the salutatorian.



Do your kids like to read? If not, this Highland teacher wants to help change that  Belleville News-Democrat

DeAnna Dobbs' last day in front of a classroom will be May 17. The Highland special ed teacher will be retiring from her job in public education, but intends to ...



Highland public school enrollment continues downward trend  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland Community Unit School District No. 5 recorded another slight drop in enrollment in 2017, continuing a recent trend.



Highland High School announces Homecoming Court  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland High School has announced its 2016 Homecoming Court. Freshman representatives: Lauren Oberkfell, Lia Basden, Carter Wiegman and Brylee ...



Only one Highland teacher receives layoff notice  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland Board of Education issued only a single reduction in force notice at its meeting March 27. RIFs, otherwise known as lay-offs, must be given to ...



Hard Road Theatre to present 'Mary Poppins Jr.' in Highland  Belleville News-Democrat

Entertainment News: Hard Road Theatre Productions will present the play "Mary Poppins Jr." this weekend in Highland, IL in Southern Illinois near Belleville, ...



Highland native Jake Haberer gets shot with Seattle Mariners organization  Belleville News-Democrat

A member of the Florence, Ky. Freedom in the Frontier Baseball League for about two months, Highland native Jake Haberer feared the worst when he was ...



Development groups eye a spot new age-restricted housing development in Highland  Belleville News-Democrat

Local news: Information about a new senior housing development in Highland, Illinois in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO. The project is ...



Works from local artists showcased at new arts and crafts storefront in Highland  Belleville News-Democrat

Business news: information about the grand opening of Highland Arts and Crafts, an art supply and consignment store located in Highland, IL in southern Illinois, ...



Highland’s in-town bus service will end  Belleville News-Democrat

Transportation news: Madison County Transit announced during the Highland, IL City Council July 2 meeting that it will stop one bus called the 14 Highland ...



He got a perfect ACT score on his second try. For the SAT, he only needed one try.  Belleville News-Democrat

Last April as a junior at Father McGivney Catholic High School, Aaron Boulanger scored a perfect score on his second try at the ACT. As a senior this school ...



Highland News Briefs: HHS names Top 1 % students  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland IL news briefs upcoming events Feb 2018 in southern Illinois near St. Louis MO.



Lady Bulldogs capture title of Granite City Relays  Belleville News-Democrat

Sports News: The Highland High School Lady Bulldogs girls track and field team from Highland, IL hosted the the large schools division of the Madison County ...



This Highland police officer was just named the hottest cop in the St. Louis area  Belleville News-Democrat

Police officer from Highland, Illinois, in Southern Illinois won a radio contest on Bud and Broadway show on New County 92.3 station to be named STL's hottest ...



'It's my home,' new principal says about Highland Middle School  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland School District Board of Education approved Liz Weder as the new principal at Highland Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year. Weder will ...



Men in drag, local nonprofit use toilets to raise money for pediatric cancer research  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland, Illinois, nonprofit organization Leaps of Love raises money for pediatric cancer research in Southern Illinois. Participants include 2019 Ms. LOL ...



Highland Optimist Club honors high school students  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland IL Optimist Club honors Highland High School students during banquet at country club in southern Illinois near St. Louis mo.



Amy Boscolo new assistant principal athletic director at Highland IL High School  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland School Board approved Amy Boscolo as the new assistant principal/athletic director at Highland High School. Boscolo is coming to the district from ...



These friends have been running together for years. Now, they’re running for a cause.  Belleville News-Democrat

Six friends are planning to run a 24-hour relay to benefit two Highland mothers fighting cervical and breast cancer. For every mile they run at Dennis Rinderer ...



Highland lays to rest its leader, police chief, and public safety director  Belleville News-Democrat

Flags hung at half-staff and the sound of bagpipes resonated over the Highland City Cemetery as the town said goodbye to its leader and head of police on ...



Two Highland Cougars Headed to JWCC Next Year To Join The Blazers Softball Team  WGEM

Two premier student-athletes from the "Show Me State" that enjoy playing on the softball diamond are now set to take their talents to the next level after.



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