Principal's Message


Dear Parents, Families, and Friends,

Welcome to Highland Elementary School! There is no other place like Highland. Our motto is "Highland Elementary School...Where GREAT things happen! "  This is due to the dedicated staff, amazing students, families, and community who work together to make Highland Elementary School a wonderful and unique place. 

The goal at Highland is to educate the whole child— socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally in a safe, healthy environment. Our teachers use engaging and exciting strategies to personalize learning for our students. We offer a challenging curriculum while providing the support students need to be academically successful.

We hope your visit to our website will give you a quick snapshot of life at our school.  Please explore our links to find out more about Highland Elementary School.

If you need assistance or more information, please contact us. My e-mail address is You can also reach me by phone at (256) 546-7409.

Thank you for visiting Highland!

Lori Lee Moss



On August 21, 2017, for the first time since 1918, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. Highland Elementary School will be in the path of viewing 94-97% totality for the solar eclipse.

Our 3rd-6th grade teachers have been busy planning to make this once in a lifetime event a unique learning experience for our students. Classroom teachers will be providing additional details regarding viewing location for their particular class as the event approaches. Please contact your child’s teacher to volunteer for this event.

Students who do not have a signed permission slip will not be allowed to participate in events. Those students will be given alternate activities to do inside the classroom.

As always, student safety is our top concern. 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers will provide all students who attend the outdoor activities NASA-certified eclipse glasses to wear during this event. 3rd grade students will be viewing the eclipse using pinhole projectors and will not be looking directly at the sun or the eclipse.

We will take precautionary measures including pre-education to make students aware of the risks involved in directly looking at the sun.

At no time should students or participants remove their eclipse glasses and look directly at the sun as it could cause permanent eye damage or other unknown affects.

There is no way for the school to guarantee that your child will not remove their eclipse glasses, so please speak with your child about the importance of keeping their eclipse glasses on at all times during this event




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