Back to School Checklist – Start Here!

So much to do at the beginning of the school year. We’ve made it easy for you with this handy checklist!


5th Grade Connections: Sep 5

The annual 5th Grade Connections event is set for the afternoon of Friday, Sep. 5th!  This mini field day event takes place in the Highcrest fields.  Read more about the event or sign up to help.
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Room parents are needed!

Being a room parent is a great way to get involved in your child’s school, get to know his or her teacher and assist the teachers as needed, including planning class activities, parties and recruiting chaperones for field trips.

5th Grade Signup   |   6th Grade Signup


Volunteer Opportunities

Come see your middle schooler and get to know the school by volunteering in the Cafeteria, Library Media Center and Outdoor Classroom, among other oppotunities.

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PTO Store Items

Find links to sign your student up for Junior Great Books, donate to Kids are Key pick up a yearbook or purchase HMS spiritwear.
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PTO Coffee and Fair: Aug 21

The Highcrest PTO holds a “welcome back to school” Coffee and Fair on Thursday, August 21st from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.  This event provides a gathering place for parents to connect (or reconnect) before the start of school while enjoying refreshments in the school cafeteria.  Parents can also learn about PTO activities and events, join the PTO and shop for various PTO items and get involved in various ways in their child’s school, such as volunteering in the Cafeteria, Library Media Center, Outdoor Classroom, School Store and/or classroom as a Room Parent.


5th Grade Orientation: Aug 21

Highcrest’s 5th Grade Orientation provides our incoming 5th grade students an opportunity to meet their homeroom classmates and tour Highcrest before the first day of school. This year, 5th Grade Orientation is on August 21st.  Students do not meet with their teachers during orientation but, rather, they familiarize themselves with other students in their house as well as the building they will call home for the next two years.
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Join us for the Back to School Beach Potluck: Aug 26

Please join your Highcrest family friends for the back to school beach potluck.  Bring the whole family for an evening of fun, games and reconnecting.  Tuesday August 26th from 5-7pm at the Gilson Beach Shelter.  RSVP here.


Highcrest Spiritwear on sale Aug 21 through Sept 8

Show your school pride as Highcrest Spiritwear goes on sale August 21st with lots of new styles and colors to choose from! Orders will be taken online only with a credit card at more >>