Academy of Arts at Bella Vista

May 2017

Dear Highland Parents,

May is here and a lot of activities are going on at Highland.

Thank you for supporting us in PARCC testing! Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students did a great job!

Great news!! The planning process has started for building a new Highland Elementary. If all goes as planned we should be in a new building in about 2 years.

To help students prepare for next year, we will be sending home a backpack with each student that has grade level reading books and a grade level activity book on the last day of school.

K-3 Plus Summer School opportunities will be available at Parkview for students in Kinder – 2nd grade. Information was sent home with all K-2nd grade students. Space is limited; it is on a first come first serve basis so register early at Parkview.

Thank you so much for all you do to make Highland Elementary a success!

Brenda Benfield


  • May 2 Santa Fe Opera Field Trip at Marshall Middle School 2nd -5th grade
  • May 3rd 5th grade Egg Drop(rescheduled from an earlier date)
  • May 5th Talent Show @1:30 - gym
  • May 8-12 5th grade Music EOC exams
  • May 10th Testing Celebration for all students 8:30 -11:00
  • May 12th Epcor Water Magic Show for students
  • May 15th last day to turn books into the library
  • May 22nd Field Day 8:15 – 10:30
  • May 23rd 4th grade Celebration/Awards p.m.
  • May 24th Last day of school students released @3:00
  • May 24th Kinder Celebration
  • May 24th 5th grade Celebration/Awards a.m.
  • May 24th 1-3rd grade Celebration/Awards p.m.

  • In an effort to keep our students safe all visitors must stop at the front desk, show ID, and sign in. Teachers are available before and after school to visit with parents. If you need to visit teachers during the day or visit your child’s classroom we will be glad to schedule a time for you.
  • Please make sure the people who will be picking your children up are on their emergency card. Students will not be released to individuals who are not on the emergency cards.
  • Remember school does not open until 7:30 each day and students dropped off before this time will remain outside and unattended.
  • School Hours: 7:30 - 4:30 M-TH
                            7:30 - 4:00 F
    Doors unlocked daily from 7:30 - 4:00
    Tardy bell rings at 8:00, release bell rings at 3:00.
    If your child arrives after 8:15 you will need to sign him/her in at the front office.