Welcome Back 2017!

As Principal of Highland Park, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year, my 3rd year with this learning community. We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms. It is our mission to provide Excellence and Equity: Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day and we look forward to partnering with you to achieve it. 


As we embark on the new school year, I want to take a moment to reflect on all that we achieved last year. Consider some of our key accomplishments. 

· 72% of our students score proficient on the Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) and End of Year (EOY) English Language Arts assessment 

· 74% score proficient in Mathematics 

· 66% score proficient in Science 

· We earned an A in the school grading system 

· We earned the top walking and biking school 

· Our parents raised over $34,000 during Arts Night to support Tanner Dance and music for all students 

· Our PTA raised enough funds to support our Hands on Science program, field trips, and teacher grants 

· Highland Park students represented our school in the science fair at the district and regional level 


We look forward to building on these successes and making even more progress this year.  We hope to see each of you at Back To School Night (open house format) on Thursday, August 17 from 4 – 6 p.m. After you meet your children’s teachers please take a few minutes to visit the gym to preview all of the many wonderful activities we have here at Highland Park!

School starts on Monday, August 21 (short day schedule). During the day the Solar Eclipse will occur. I have purchased certified safety glasses that will protect your student’s eyes. Teachers will also instruct the students on what to do/not to do.  

We all look forward to a great year of educational excellence!

Mrs. Cluff

Highland Park Parent Handbook

   Here is a link to our Highland Park Parent Handbook. The information in it will be added to throughout the school year.

Link: Highland Park Parent Handbook

First day of school

School starts August 21(8:25 am-1:00 pm)- the same day as the solar eclipse! To celebrate both events Mrs. Cluff has purchased certified safe eclipse shades for every student. Teachers will instruct their classes on the safety of participation during the solar viewing event. Welcome back Road Runners! What a great way to start the year! (Shades pictured below are not the exact ones purchased.)

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Back to School Night

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Back to School Night is Thursday August 17 from 4-6 (open-house style). Hope to see you all then!

New Student Registration August 8th

New student registration for Highland Park begins on August 8th. Please bring your student’s birth certificate,immunizations, and proof of residency. If you have any questions please call 801-481-4833.

After School Program Registration 2017-2018

Registration for the After School Program will be at 12:01 am on July 20th. It must be done online on the community education website.

Elementary Battle of the Books (Fourth-Sixth Grade)

There is still time to prepare for this school year’s Battle of the Books!

Here is the list:

Barnhill, Kelly The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Barton, Chris Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Bauer,Joan Soar

Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss The Book Scavenger

Brallier, Max The Last Kids on Earth

Eulberg, Elizabeth The Great Shelby Holmes

Gemeinhart, Dan Some Kind of Courage

George, Callie Clover’s Luck

Hood, Susan Ada’s Violin

Hopkinson, Deborah A Bandit’s Tale

Jamieson, Victoria The Great Pet Escape

Khan, Joshua Shadow Magic

Marshall, Joseph In the Footsteps of Crazyhorse

Parr, Maria Adventures With Waffles

Reynolds, Jason Ghost

Rhodes, Jewell Parkes Towers Falling

Samphire, Patrick Secrets of the Dragon Tomb

Schroeder, Lisa Girl in the Tower

Telgemeir, Raina Ghosts

Wolk, Lauren Wolf Hollow


MyPaymentsPlus is a state-of-the-art online service that provides you the convenience and information you need to manage your student’s meal account. This system speeds up serving lines in the cafeteria, eliminates the need to send checks to school or worry about lost or forgotten lunch money, and ensures that your child will receive a nutritious meal.

At no cost, MyPaymentsPlus allows you to check your student’s account balance online, view what your student has been eating in the cafeteria, and automatically receive email notifications when the account reaches a low balance. You can pay online into your student’s meal account using a check, credit card, or debit card. You can also use the Autopay feature to automatically replenish your student’s account when it reaches a low balance.

To sign up, simply visit: and then click on “Register a Free Account.” You will need your student’s ID number to complete registration. If you don’t know your child’s student ID, please contact your school to obtain this information.  

To aid in managing your student’s account on-the-go, MyPaymentsPlus also has a free mobile app available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones. For questions pertaining to managing your account or navigating through the MyPaymentsPlus website, please email

School Childrens Trust School and Institutional Trust Funds Office Annual Report

Here is a new website about School Childrens Trust School and Institutional Trust Funds Office Annual Report Click on the title and it will take you to the website.

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