We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful community of friends, parents and others who volunteer their time and talents for the benefit of the school. Thanks to all those who have given in support and to those who are considering it! Click on the links below for information.
This year’s theme of PE With Hi-C raised $22,563 and will be used to further support the physical health of our students by funding new gym mats, sports equipment, and other fun and inclusive physical education needs at the school. We are excited to make an immediate impact with these generously donated funds. The health benefits of physical activity for children include improved academic performance and mental health in addition to strong bodies, increased confidence, and good sportsmanship. A big thank you to the always passionate Mr. Peterson, all our fun “PE Enthusiasts” volunteers who helped provide fresh inspiration in the gym all week, and everyone who helped us in reaching this goal.
With your generosity, our 2021 theme of Stronger With STEM raised $35,481 to purchase new math and science textbooks for grades K-8. This exceeded our giving goal by over $5,000 and enabled us to further invest in innovative hands-on resources to support the updated curriculum. Fundraising efforts were combined with a well-received educational “STEMbassador” program, which included family volunteers showcasing their careers and passion for these critical subjects, and a special STEM dress-up day at school. All of which helped support our commitment to educate, mentor and inspire brighter futures for our students.
#GiveHiC is fast becoming a critical fundraising day for our school and great way for us to focus community enthusiasm around a specific need. Our 2020 theme of Upgrade Your Generosity exceeded our goal of $20,000 to raise $35,000 for the procurement of new laptops for our PreK-8th grade teachers and all specialists. Our families, parishioners and neighbors looked beyond just the needs of our school to combine fundraising efforts with a donation to Minnesota Computers for Schools to support those in our wider community not adequately set-up for distance learning. Through the #GiveHiC Technology Drive we helped refurbish 30 computers and laptops for students in need, as well as safely send 38 computers, 40 tablets and piles (upon piles!) of outdated equipment for recycling.
Raise Right (formally SCRIP)
Ever wonder about the $50 Raise Right charge on your tuition statement? Scrip is a fundraising program for Highland Catholic School that raises about $20,000 each year for school operations. But that’s not all! You can earn your initial $50 payment back. Here’s how it works.
Highland Catholic purchases gift cards from local and national vendors at a discount ranging from 2%-20%. Then you buy these gift cards from Hi-C at full face value. The school keeps the difference.
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Marathon for Non-Public Education
We launch our Marathon the opening week of school. We are all ready for some upbeat excitement, and friendly competition. Instead of our students walking a marathon, this year we will use their amazing energy and talents in a “Marathon of Service.” Each grade level will plan and incorporate age-appropriate service projects, which will be spread out throughout the school year. Our school wide goal is to raise at least $50,000. Once we receive that goal, ALL of our students will receive a t-shirt. If you would like to support Highland Catholic School through the Marathon effort, please send all marathon pledges and money to the school office. Make sure the envelope includes your name, and references the ‘Marathon’ on the envelope. You can also donate by clicking on the Donate button above. You can add a note for “Marathon” after selecting the PayPal or credit card option.
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SWING is Highland Catholic School’s annual day of fundraising directly benefiting students, teachers and families. We gather as a strong community each spring to show our support for Highland Catholic School. The day consists of a family event, gala night, and online and live auctions. It’s a great opportunity for gathering with old friends, meeting new families and just having fun! It’s a labor of love by this remarkable, generous community, “for the kids.”
Home and School Fundraising
The Home and School includes parents from each grade, a teacher representative and the principal. The Committee serves as the fundraising arm of the school, promoting Scrip, the Marathon for Non-Public Education, Christmas Wreath Sales, Spring Plant Card Sale, etc. The Home and School Association also sponsors periodic workshops for the betterment of the school community.
Ways Home and School Funds are used:
- Eighth grade graduation reception
- End-of-the-year school picnic
- Teacher/staff Christmas bonuses
- Sunshine cards/memorials/gifts
- Catholic high school scholarships
- Kindergarten Ice Cream Social
- New Family Dessert Night