Highlands Elementary School  

2100 Gilpin Avenue

Wilmington, DE 19806


Learning and Growing Together

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Highlands Happenings

Get Our Youth Moving Marathon

The students at Highlands Elementary School are running a marathon!

We are teaming up with the Delaware Running Festival to create healthy habits by making better choices.  Students will be participating in the Get our Youth Moving Marathon. 

Starting the week of March 18th, students will log 20 minutes, the equivalent of ½ mile, of exercise every day.  They will bring those log books to their teachers, who will reward them with a variety of motivators.  For seven weeks, students will accumulate the miles until they reach 25 miles. 

On May 11th, we will be heading to the waterfront and taking over the Delaware Marathon facilities where we will finish our marathon.  We will take place in a 1.2 mile fun run.  At the finish, there will be medals, t-shirts, food, prizes, and so much more!  There may even be a visit from the King and Queen of Sweden!

For more information, contact Ms. Evans


Upcoming Events

May 1- Odyssey of the Mind Exhibition

May 10- Early Dismissal day for conferences. Email your child's teacher to schedule an appointment.

May 13- 3rd grade field trip to Brandywine Park. 9:30-12:30

May 15 - 5th grade trip to Washington DC

May 20 - 4th & 5th grade chorus, Band, and Strings Concert. 7:00

May 23 - Hooray Day 2:30-3:30

May 24 - Field Day

May 27 - Memorial Day. Schools are closed

May 31 - Kindergarten End of Year Celebration

June 6 - 5th grade Moving Up Ceremony. 9:30




Having a problem with a bully? There is help.

Delaware Department of Justice
Bullying Prevention & School Crime
Contact (Ombudsperson)

Highlands PTA - visit their website to get all the latest information on how to get involved!

Flips n' Flops
See what's happening in the computer lab, and find some great resources you can use at home.

Become A Mentor!
If you have a couple of hours a week to volunteer, or if you know someone who does, we have many students looking for some one-on-one help. Please contact Nancy Smith for more information.

Inclement Weather Click here for information from the district about inclement weather policies.

School Closing Updates
Find out the most current information about closings, early dismissals, and delayed start of the school day. Click here for further information from the district about inclement weather.


      Updated September 6, 2012