Help Celebrate Earth Week at HMS!  

During the week of April 20th, students at Highcrest will take small actions at home and at school to conserve resources and help our planet in honor of Earth Week.  Each day will have a theme,created by 5th graders, and corresponding action. Please help by reminding your children about the daily theme & action.
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May 4: Kids participate in Teacher Appreciation Week!

Help us celebrate your students’ teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8! The PTA will be providing meals and snacks for teachers throughout the week, but we would also like to include the kids in the festivities.
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6th Grade Parents: Supply Kits for Next Year

7th Grade School Supply kits are now available to order on-line. Go to and enter school account number 20307. 7th grade kits are available with and without world language supplies. Questions –

Garden Butterfly

Sign up today for the Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom is open from April 20 through the end of the school year! Volunteer to spend an hour in the spring sunshine. No gardening expertise required!


The Highcrest Spring Spiritwear Sale has begun!

Now through April 24th view and purchase from the HMS webstore. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Peterson at


Proposed slate for 2015-16 PTO positions

This slate will be presented and voted on at the General PTO meeting on May 13th. If you have any questions, please contact
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Spring Clubs Registration Is Open!

With the arrival of spring (sort of) comes the new Spring After School Clubs!  Come join the fun and sign up! Most clubs start the week of April 6.

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Spring Weather & Biking to School

Our PTO/A Civics and Safety reps district wide are working hard with the Village of Wilmette to create safe bike routes for our students.  Specifically, they would like to install an east-west bike lane on Wilmette Avenue.  Please take a moment to take this short bike riding survey to help them keep our kids safe and provide a bike friendly village:


Get involved with the PTO

Only a few PTO executive and general board positions are still available for the 2015-16 school next year.  Many positions are still available.  Contact for more information.
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6th grade parents: serve on next year’s WJHS PTO Board.

Open spots are VP Communications/Webmaster, Civics & Safety, Environmental Awareness, Highlights Editor, and Spirit Wear. Contact Ami Campbell at if interested.