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2015-2016 Highlands PTA Board 

  • President – Colleen Dollens
  • VP – Karin Andreen
  • Treasurer – Norma Ramirez
  • Secretary – Veronica Goodman 
  • Spanish Liaison –  Carolina Sandoval
  • Health and Wellness – Patty Borrego
  • Hospitality – Katie Simpson
  • Fundraising – Victoria Wilson
  • Membership – Maria Huezos
  • 6th Grade Activities – Jessica Eaton
  • Communications – Karrie Schultz  

If you ever have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Feel free to contact any of the above board members or you can contact us at our general Highlands PTA email

Why You'll Love Highlands

  • Part of a Prestigious Network of Schools from Across the country Known as “No Excuses University”
  • Focus on Creating a Culture of College Readiness
  • Believes all Children Deserve the Opportunity to be Educated in a Way that Prepares Them for Higher Education, and it is the Adults’ Responsibility to Create Systems of Excellence to Ensure this Happens
  • Staff Makes “No Excuses” for Doing What is Right for Kids

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District Spotlight

LMSV Teacher of the Year Salute to Teachers

Enjoy this wonderful video produced by SDCOE celebrating the achievement of Manny and the impact he makes with students and his community each and every day. 



Enjoy this video compilation of footage from students and teachers from all of our school sites showcasing our district values of equity, inclusion and HEART.


Sonic Expressions at Spring Valley Academy

At Spring Valley Academy, the innovative Sonic Expressions music course combines creating music with social skills. As the saying in Sonic Expressions goes, "When words fail, music speaks."