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Extracurricular Activities

about 1 year ago

Highland Elementary Academic Team (HEAT)
Coaches:  Tajuana Lisenby, Lida Norris, Whitney Paul, Christy Miller, Vicki Smith. Lindsay Neal

"Enriching the lives of Kentucky students through academic competition"
This is what our Academic Team is all about. 
Students in third through fifth grades compete on our academic team known as H.E.A.T..  Last year, our team took home overall first place finish in the District Governor's Cup and Runner's Up in Regional Governor's Cup competitions.  Our Future Problem Sovling Team was Governor's Cup District and Regional Champions in 2016.  Our students and coaches are working hard in hopes of being awarded the top awards again this year!


First Lego League
Sponsors: Trey Harper and Brandon Pitcock



How does one describe something so indescribable?

The best way to summarize FIRST LEGO League is to say that it is a robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds  which is designed to get children excited about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and life skills. FLL can be used in a classroom setting but is not solely designed for this purpose. Teams, composed of up to ten children with at least one adult coach, can also be associated with a pre-existing club or organization, homeschooled, or just be a group of friends who wish to do something awesome.  This is Highland's first year competing in  First Lego League.




greenGreen Team
Sponosor: Tisha McGuire

The mission of the Highland Green Team is to make our school and community a cleaner, "greener" place to live.  These students work very hard to ensure that we do everything we can to take care of our planet. 
From managing a school-wide recycling program of paper
products, to collecting plastic bottles and holding
aluminum can drives, these students are really making a difference.



National Junior Beta Club
Sponsors: Amy Brown, Melanie Dakin, Whitney Paul, Matt Shepherd, Jordan Elmore

"Let Us Lead
By Serving Others"
Another fanstic group at Highland is the Junior Beta Club.  This club encourages students to become leaders in their school and community through academic acheivement, service, and character.

Our Highland Junior Beta Club won First Place at the 2017 Kentucky State Junior Beta Convention in the Group Talent Competition.
Additionally, these students went on to win First Place at the 2017 National Convention at Walt Disney World!


Highland Student Ambassadors
Sponros:  Neicie Howard and Melanie Dakin

Highland Ambassadors are 4th and 5th grade students who demonstrate leadership and are eager to showcase our school.  Ambassadors give tours of the school, sign in visitors, welcome new students and famliles, and serve as the "elves" of our school.  Ambassadors can be called on in a moment's notice to be a helping hand.  Ambassadors learn the history of the school and share our goals as well as our vision.


Highland Student Lighthouse Team
Sponsors:  Heather Gibbons, Amy Brown, Whitley Frazier
Members of the Highland Elementary Student Lighthouse Team work closely with the staff Lighthouse Team to make a positive impact on Highland Elementary students, staff, families, and community.  Members will plan leadership events and opportunities throughout the school year to ensure Highland’s consistency as a Leader in Me school.  After being nominated by their classmates, students completed an application and are interviewed for the Lighthouse Team.