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  • Highland is a Class Act

    Highland is a Class Act

  • Getting all settled in!

    Getting all settled in!

  • Building a Tower

    Building a Tower

    Beginning the school year with team building activities

  • Fun in Science

    Fun in Science

  • Love playing LA games with our teacher

    Love playing LA games with our teacher

  • Making sculptures in Art Club

    Making sculptures in Art Club

  • Collecting books for Bernie's book bank

    Collecting books for Bernie's book bank

  • Learning Photoshop in technology class

    Learning Photoshop in technology class

  • Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

    Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

  • Jordan Sonnenblick Visits Highland

    Jordan Sonnenblick Visits Highland

  • Election Day

    Election Day

    Highland students participate in the mock election

  • Student VS Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Student VS Staff Volleyball Tournament

    The students volleyball team, The Dream Team, won against Highland Teachers.

  • Highland holds a food drive

    Highland holds a food drive

    Students and staff brought in canned goods for the local food pantry

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Online Report Card Window Open
The online report card window for Trimester 1 is now open on PowerSchool for families at HMS. To access your child's report card, simply click on Grade History in the left sidebar on the home screen once you log into PowerSchool. You will then use the link to view. The online report card window for Trimester 1 will remain open until December 12th.
Posted 11-21-2014 9:07 AM
Announcements 11-25-2014
Students: as the weather gets colder please remember the school dress code; NO pajama pants may be worn to school and outside coats, gloves and scarves should stay in your locker during classes. Do remember to always be prepared for outdoor recess!

Attention all Peer Helpers who want to participate in a service project: we will be meeting today during the first half of lunch. 7th graders report to Mr. Smiegelski's room and 8th graders report to Mrs. Dirst's room.

Hey 6th graders! Do you enjoy public speaking? Join Mrs. Varghese next Tuesday, December 2nd during sixth period for the first 6th grade Speech Club meeting.

Chess Club will meet after school today from 3:35 to 4:45.

Today's Yearbook meeting scheduled for after school has been cancelled.

Congratulations to the 7th grade Girls' Basketball team on their win yesterday against Carl Sandburg.

The 8th grade Girls Basketball team defeated Carl Sandburg last night by a score of 22-16. Great job girls.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and we will see you Monday, December 1st.
Posted 11-25-2014 9:14 AM
Solar Project Now Complete
Highland Middle School and Butterfield Elementary School are now being powered, in part, by solar energy. (Butterfield School pictured here.)

The $3.2 million solar panel installation project was completed this month, thanks to a private grant of $1.8 million from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. The project makes Libertyville School District 70 the largest solar-run school districts in the state, possibly the midwest.

Both schools can tap into the solar readings of the panels, with plans to use them in the near future for classes when students study energy and for science projects. To see how the Highland Middle School panels are working, click here. To see how Butterfield School solar panels are working, click here.
Posted 11-24-2014 1:18 PM
Announcements 11-24-2014
Highland students are surely classy! We collected over 1,700 canned food items to donate to the Libertyville Food Pantry! The winning Studio One classes are: 6th grade Mrs. Fenton's class with 135 items, 7th grade Mrs. Grant's class with 111 items, and 8th grade Mrs. Chapman's class with 160 items. Thank you to everyone for showing good citizenship through your generous donations!

Attention staff and students: get ready to steal the banner for your Studio One! Tomorrow will be college Spirit Day! Let's see how many colleges we can represent!

Attention all Peer Helpers who want to participate in a service project: we will be having a meeting on tomorrow during the first half of lunch. 7th graders report to Mr. Smiegelski's room and 8th graders report to Mrs. Dirst's room.

Hey 6th graders! Do you enjoy public speaking? Join Mrs. Varghese next Tuesday, December 2nd during sixth period for the first 6th grade Speech Club meeting.

The Student vs. Staff Volleyball Tournament was a lot of fun. We raised over $500 for Orphans of the Storm. Thanks to all the teams that were a part of this event. You all played well. Congratulations to the Dream Team who dominated the Highland Teachers. Way to go Dream Team!

Recess is indoors today.
Posted 11-24-2014 9:11 AM
Rockland Blue Ribbon Party Set for Dec. 4
Rockland School will hold a Blue Ribbon party from 3-4:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the school.

The party will honor students and staff for their prestigious accomplishment of becoming a national Blue Ribbon School for 2014. Principal Jeff Knapp and second grade teacher Tejal Mehta accepted the award during a special ceremony in DC in October.

To RSVP to the party, click here.
Posted 11-10-2014 10:01 AM
Announcements 11-21-2014
Congratulations to the students.who were caught being a class act.

At this time all Student Council representative need to bring their food drive donations to the back doors by the north gym. Also please bring the form stating how many items your Studio One has donated. Thank you for you participation in the food drive!

There will be NO before school Study Hall this coming Monday the 24th except for test takers and they should go to room #005.

Attention staff and students: get ready to steal the banner for your Studio One! Next Tuesday, November 25th will be college Spirit Day! Let's see how many colleges we can represent!

Attention all Peer Helpers who want to participate in a service project: we will be having a meeting on Tuesday during the first half of lunch. 7th graders report to Mr. Smiegelski's room and 8th graders report to Mrs. Dirst's room.

Hey 6th graders! Do you enjoy public speaking? Join Mrs. Varghese on Tuesday, December 2nd for the 1st 6th grade Speech Club meeting during 6th period.

Attention all 6th grade past sewers from midterms 1 and 2; please join us during lunch/recess to finish our service project for Orphans of the Storm. Bring your lunch.

All students who want to be inducted into or earn honors in the International Junior Thespian Society must submit programs for points by Monday, November 24th.

Come join us after school from 4 to 6:30 pm this evening as Highland has its fourth annual Students vs. Staff Volleyball Tournament. Share in the fun by coming to the tournament. Admission to is $2. If you bring a nonperishable food item, you will receive a 50% discount on admission. Concessions will be sold so don't forget to bring your appetite and some money! We hope to see you there as we hope our fourth annual Student vs. Staff Volleyball Tournament will be a blast! All proceeds to benefit Orphans of the Storm.

6th grade Student Council members who signed up to volunteer at the concession stand for the Student vs Staff Volleyball Tournament please check the schedule outside Ms. Albrecht's room for your assigned timeslot.

There will be NO Games Galore after school today.

This weekend the LHS football team will play in the semi-finals against Cary-Grove. The game is Saturday, November 22nd, at 3pm at Libertyville High School. Good luck Wildcats!

Recess will be indoors today.
Posted 11-21-2014 9:14 AM
American Education Week
In celebration of American Education Week parents may receive invitations from Nov. 17-21 to observe or participate in their child's classrooms at Highland Middle School. Additionally, parents may make arrangements to visit specific classes by simply contacting their child's teacher and scheduling a date during the week for a visit.
Posted 11-17-2014 8:27 AM
Board of Education Wins Prestigious State Award
The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education is one of only 18 boards to earn an Illinois Association of School Boards 2014 School Board Governance Recognition designation.
The prestigious School Board Governance Recognition award is designed "to acknowledge school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education," according to Roger Eddy, executive director of the IASB. "The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education has worked hard to do that," Eddy noted in a letter to District 70.
Posted 9-11-2014 11:53 AM
School Closing Procedures for Winter Weather
Please take a few moments to review our school closing procedures.

There are several ways that the information will be delivered to you, as well as several methods for you to use to search for the information.
Posted 11-14-2013 11:28 AM
2015 School Board Election
Libertyville School District 70 will have three, four-year term Board of Education seats up for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election.

School board candidates can circulate nominating petitions for signatures from Sept. 23-Dec. 22. Election packets are available at the District 70 Educational Resource Center, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, the Lake County Clerk's office or through the Lake County Clerk's website. Nominating papers may be filed from Dec. 15-22 with the Lake County Clerk's office. A new state law prohibits candidates from filing nominating packets through their local school district.

The "2015 Candidate's Guide" can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website or the Lake County Clerk's website. Information about being a school board member can be found at the Illinois Association of School Boards website.

Candidates are invited to learn more about District 70 by perusing this D70 website.
Posted 9-19-2014 12:46 PM
Announcements 11-17-2014
Please continue to support the Libertyville Township Food Pantry with donations this week. Turn in all food contributions to your Studio One. The Studio One with the most food will earn a pizza party. This is a great way to help our local community!

Mathcounts will be Wednesday this week for those who can make it. There is NO Mathcounts meeting today.

Recess will be indoors today.
Posted 11-17-2014 9:22 AM
Please Welcome Rose Bourgeois
Please give a warm welcome to Rose Bourgeois, our new administrative assistant to the superintendent of schools. She will take over for Becky D. when she retires next month.

Ms. Bourgeois worked with the Lake County High Schools Technology Campus before coming to District 70.
Posted 11-14-2014 1:01 PM
Crossing Guards Needed
The Libertyville Police Dept. is looking for school crossing guards.

For more information, please contact Lt. Hein at 847-362-4408.
Posted 8-2-2013 4:19 PM
Stay Informed
Keep up with the news throughout District 70 by reading the media releases posted in the Supt.'s Dept., under Press Releases.
Posted 9-18-2014 3:27 PM
A Letter From Supt. Schumacher on the Enterovirus D68
Here is a letter to parents and guardians on precautionary measures to take to help prevent the latest respiratory illness hitting children, called Enterovirus D68.
Posted 9-12-2014 2:15 PM
Supt. Schumacher's Welcome Back
District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher welcomes families back to school for the new 2014-15 school year.
Posted 9-8-2014 4:24 PM
New Assessments Set for Students This School Year
Libertyville District 70 students will take new assessments in the 2014-15 school year.

STAR Enterprise Assessments will be administered to kindergarteners through eighth-graders and will replace IOWA assessments, while PARCC will be administered to third- through eighth-graders and replace ISAT testing. This change will help 1) assess student understanding of the new Illinois Learning Standards for math and language arts, 2) help monitor student growth, 3) provide information to guide instruction, 4) evaluate curriculum effectiveness, and 5) provide opportunities for students to have more experience with online testing.

More information is posted on the d70schools.org website under the Curriculum Department, under "Assessment."
Posted 8-6-2014 2:50 PM
Calendar for the 2014-15 School Year
The 2014-15 school year calendar is available for your information.

More detailed, day-by-day calendars are posted on the websites.

Classes begin Aug. 20. Enjoy the summer!
Posted 4-17-2014 1:18 PM