Grant Vander Vorst

Mr. Grant Vander Vorst
 My wife Teresita (Terri) and I have one son Colt who is two years old.  I am fortunate to have two other young men in my life James Patton (10th grade) and Simon Grant (7th grade) live in Rapid City and attend Rapid City Christian.  We enjoy camping in the Black Hills, spending time outdoors with friends and family, and working with our horses on and off the racetrack.  Not only am I a Highmore/Harrold Pirate but I also cheer for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the University of Pittsburgh programs.


 Box Tops for Education

Each Elementary Class collects box tops for our school.  A monthly contest is held and a prize is awarded to the class that collects the most box tops.  Nearly $1,000 was collected last year for our school and this money enables us to provide enrichment opportunities to all of our students.  Thank you for your help in saving box tops.

   Each month elementary classes participated in an attendance challenge at school. If an individual had perfect attendance for a given month they were entered into a drawing for a prize.  The class that boasted the best attendance rate for the school year had a pizza party.  Please do your best to make sure your child is in school.  Student success is directly linked to attendance.

Giving Back to the Community

Elementary Hat day is one of our many fundraisers throughout the school year. Our Elementary Student Council collects food pantry items for the right to wear a hat for the day. Sometimes a dollar will be collected if they are raising money for another cause. 




 Contact Information:

office phone: 852-2276

home phone:852-2179

cell phone: 467-1512



My name is Grant Vander Vorst and I am the Elementary Principal/SPED Director at Highmore-Harrold Schools.  My wife, Teresita (Terri) and I have one son Colt who is four years old.  I have two older boys that reside in Rapid City, James Patton (12th grade) and Simon Grant (9th grade).  

Fundraising in the Community

Pictured below is a group of elementary students wearing hats as part of a fundraiser. Students have the opportunity to wear hats and in return donate a dollar or a non-perishable food pantry item to our local agency.

 Each month elementary classes had an attendance challenge at school.  If you had perfect attendance for the month you were entered in a drawing for a pop and personal pan pizza.  The 2nd grade had the best attendance rate for the year as a class and they were awarded a pizza party at the end of the year.  Students success rate in school is tied to their attendance.  Please do your best to make sure your child is in school everyday.

Box Tops for Education

Each class at Highmore-Harrold participates in the box top program sponsored by General Mills. Box Tops are on many household products that we buy and at a value of 10 cents each they do generate nearly $1,000 annually each year for our elementary school.



Arts in Education

Highmore-Harrold Elementary realizes that the arts are an important part of the educational process.  Our school was fortunate to receive a visit from the Hampstead Stage Co. where our students got a chance to participate in the play, "Prince and the Pauper."  Programs like these are paid for in part by revenues received from the Box Tops for Education Program and the School Mall Fundraiser. Thank you for your support of these programs.



2021 Highmore-Harrold School District
415 Iowa Ave South, PO Box 416
Highmore, SD 57345
High School (605) 852-2275
Elementary (605) 852-2276
Fax (605) 760-8449

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