I would like to personally welcome you to the website of Highlands Elementary School, home of the Longhorns! On behalf of the entire faculty, staff, students and community stakeholders, I wish to encourage you to go beyond this virtual tour and call the school for a visit of our beautiful facility and meet our dynamic staff. The Highlands family understands the importance of serving the cognitive, emotional, social and physical needs of our children and strives to be your “School of choice!”
The Highlands Elementary School family is excited you have taken the time to learn more about our school and all that we have to offer. Highlands is a place where you will observe rigorous instruction, embedded with best practices and aligned with the STAAR Performance standards. Additionally, instruction is differentiated to meet the needs of all learners. Lessons, skills and activities are created for students that match their individual learning style(s). Children are actively engaged throughout the school day. Through the continuous efforts of all faculty/staff, parents and community stakeholders, we will continue to see student achievement rise dramatically.
Highlands’ teachers and children incorporate the sensible use of technology via the Internet, classroom computers and Smart boards. Web based programs and software utilized by teachers and children include: istation, think through math, and others.
We are a signature school offering a phenomenal Two-way Dual Language program where students are able to speak, write and understand the written language. Yes, English students learning to speak Spanish starting in Kindergarten. The Hispanic culture will be integrated across all content areas.
It is our belief at Highlands that a close cooperative relationship, between the home and school, is essential to promoting the best interest of the child. Parents are encouraged to visit the school, volunteer and attend meetings regularly. Mutual benefits occur when there is a meaningful exchange of information between the home and school.
Once again, thank you for taking time out to learn more about our wonderful school. I look forward to working with you and your child(ren) throughout this academic year. If I may be of service, please feel free to contact me at the school.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Damian Patton