Presidents' Day: School will be closed on Monday, February 20. Enjoy your three day weekend!
Jump Rope For Heart: Thank you to all the students and parents who participated in the Jump Rope For Heart fund raiser for the American Heart Association. We have raised $3,189.
Prizes will arrive in a few weeks.
Citrus Fruit Sale: Our final Citrus Fruit Sale will take place on Sunday, March 5, from 10 am to 3 pm. We will be selling CA Navels, CA Mandarins, and TX Ruby-Red Grapefruit. To place an order call 304-264-5975.
Clubs Next Week: On Wednesday, February 22, 5th - 8th Gymnastics will meet from 3:15-4:15 pm and Lego Club will meet from 3:15-4:00 pm.
Comets Basketball Team Practices & Games: The Comets will have a game this evening at 7 pm at the W. Randy Smith Rec. Center in Inwood. The Comets will have a practice on Tuesday, February 21 from 3:00-4:30 pm and a game on Thursday, February 23 at 6 pm (Inwood)
Shooting Stars Basketball The Shooting Stars (Grades 1-4) basketball practice will be on Monday, February 27, from 4:00-5:00 pm followed by a game from 5-6 pm. Calendars for Sale: The cost for a RKS pictorial calendar has been reduced to $10.
School Plan For Inclement Weather: When Berkeley County Schools close or delay school for inclement weather, we will do the same. We announce our delays on the local radio stations and on television on WHAG. If you would like to receive texts from Berkeley County Schools regarding delays and closures then go to wvde.state.wv.us/closings/. Please remember that our school calendar does not match the Berkeley County Schools calendar. We only follow them for inclement weather
Dress Down Days: Dress Down Days are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday for $1. Our next Dress Down Day is Tuesday, February 21. Fridays are generally Dress Down Days.
International Fair:Highland View Academy will be hosting the annual International Fair on March 5, from 2 pm until 6 pm. There will be a short program and food from a variety of nationalities will be available for sale. Entrance is free and all are welcome to attend. The International Fair will be held at the Highland View Academy Gymnasium.
Did You Know?In 1968, Congress passed the Monday Holidays Act, which moved the official observance of Washington's birthday from Feb. 22 to the third Monday in February. Some reformers had wanted to change the name of the holiday as well, to Presidents' Day, in honor of both Lincoln and Washington, but that proposal was rejected by Congress, and the holiday remained officially Washington's Birthday. Nevertheless, there was a popular misconception that the day had been officially renamed, a misconception only reinforced by the fact that the third Monday in February can only occur between Feb. 15 and Feb. 21. This means that the holiday is always after Lincoln's birthday and before Washington's birthday, without ever coinciding with either. Furthermore, some states which had previously celebrated Lincoln's Birthday dropped the observance after the federal holiday reforms, supporting the notion that the two presidential birthdays had been combined.
Quote for the Week: Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.” ~George Washington
February 16 Comets Basketball Game at 7 pm (Inwood)
February 20 Presidents' Day – No School
February 21 Dress Down Day for $1
February 21 Comets Basketball Practice from 3:00-4:30 pm
February 22 Lego Club from 3:15-4:00 pm
February 22 5th -8th Gymnastics from 3:15-4:15 pm
February 23 Comets Basketball Game at 6 pm (Inwood)
February 27 Student Council Meeting from 3:15-4:15 pm
February 27 Circuits Club Meeting from 3:15-4:00 pm
March 5 Citrus Fruit Sale from 10 am to 3 pm
March 5 HVA International Fair from 2:00 - 6:00 pm