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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

  • Camp I Am Me Assembly

    Camp I Am Me Assembly

  • Learning Photoshop in technology class

    Learning Photoshop in technology class

  • Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

    Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

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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
LHS Info. for 8th grade parents
Information about the transition from Highland Middle School to Libertyville High School:

For transition timeline information, click here

For placement information, click here
Posted 10-29-2014 2:17 PM
Author Visit
Author Jordan Sonnenblick will be visiting Highland Middle School on Friday, November 14th, 2014. Click here to learn more!
Posted 10-10-2014 11:44 AM
Announcements 10-30-2014
This is a reminder that tomorrow is the last day of our spirit week here at Highland Middle School. Tomorrow's theme is "Everybody Counts." Students are encouraged to wear a jersey or shirt with numbers on it. Students are not permitted to wear costumes, make-up, or masks. The school dress code will apply.

After school on Friday, November 21st Highland is going to have its fourth annual Students vs. Staff Volleyball Tournament. Anyone will be able to make a team; Teams will consist of 6-8 people of any gender or any grade. The entry fee for the tournament will be $5 per person. Tournament entry forms are due back to Mrs. Rosen by Friday, November 7th. Sign up information was given out in Studio One and is also available in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Rosen in Room 121 with any questions.

8th grade Busy Bee Yoga will be meeting today during lunch/recess in Mrs. Gordon's room.

6th grade Student Council officers and representatives will meet today in Ms. Albrecht's room during lunch/recess.

There will be a 7th grade student council meeting today the first half of lunch in Mrs. Grant's room (113). All representatives and officers must attend the meeting.

Just a reminder; any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in trying out for POMS next Monday must attend one of the clinic days today or tomorrow.

6th grade Drama club during recess AND after school has been cancelled for today.
Posted 10-30-2014 10:01 AM
Announcements 10-29-2014
Hope you enjoyed Mix It Up Day. It was a huge success. Tomorrow is Classy Day; dress classy and show you are a class act.

Mystery Night in the Library is tonight after school from 3:45 to 5:00. Get ready to use your detective skills and solve the mystery! Make sure you have signed up in the library to reserve your spot.

Today is the final day to submit an application to attend the Writing Workshop with Jordan Sonnenblick. The application form is available on the Learning Center website. See Dr. Wyatt if you have questions.

The 8th grade students held a raffle during Mix It Up to raise money for Orphans of the Storm. Thanks to all who participated. The two winners are Ted Stevens and Brandon Brown. Please come to the office to receive your gift cards.

8th grade Busy Bee Yoga will be meeting tomorrow for a Lunch and Learn Yoga Practice. See Ms. Gordon with questions.

Do you like building things? Or maybe you enjoy working in the lab? If so the Science Olympiad team is having an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 29 in Mrs. Oshinski's room 114. It will last from 3:45 to 4:15 pm.

6th grade Student Council officers and representatives will meet tomorrow in Ms. Albrecht's room during lunch/recess.

Just a reminder; any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in trying out for POMS next Monday must attend one of the clinic days tomorrow or Friday. In order to participate you must have a current physical and signed permission slip on file. Please see Mrs. Davidson or Mrs. Curley with any question.
Posted 10-29-2014 9:30 AM
Announcements 10-28-2014
Today is Mix It Up Day! Sitting near people you don't know may feel uncomfortable but you can get past that by being confident, smiling and introducing yourself. Everyone has interests. Ask someone about them. Share some of your own. Maybe you haven't talked to some of the people at your table since elementary school. Find out what they've been up to! If you need them use the conversation starters on the table. If you try to make a connection you will. All it takes is one person to make the first move. Be that person. You've got the opportunity-do something with it. Let this be the first step toward making a difference. Highland can be a friendlier school; it starts with you. Today across American over 4,000,000 students in more than 10,000 schools are mixing it up! So.. change your seat, change your mind, change your school, change the world. Take a stand with the students across the country. Break down the barriers that stand between us. We will continue with our Inclusive Spirit Week with tomorrow being Spirit Day. Wear your spirit wear to show your pride for Highland.

6th Grade Student Council officers will meet today in Ms. Albrecht's room during lunch/recess.

Morning Study Hall will be closed tomorrow morning for all except test takers.

Do you like building things? Or maybe you enjoy working in the lab? If so the Science Olympiad team is having an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 29 in Mrs. Oshinski's room 114. It will last from 3:45 to 4:15 pm.

Just a reminder; any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in trying out for POMS next Monday must attend one of the clinic days this Thursday or Friday. In order to participate you must have a current physical and signed permission slip on file. Please see Mrs. Davidson or Mrs. Curley with any question.

Reminder if you are trying out for Highland cheerleading; if you missed yesterday's clinic you must attend the one today.
Posted 10-28-2014 9:43 AM
Announcement 10-27-2014
Tomorrow is the day! We will Mix It Up during lunch. Here's how…for 6th and 7th graders: when you walk into the lunchroom you will receive a piece of candy. Don't eat this candy right away but look for the table with the same candy. This will be where you will sit during the lunch period. There will be plenty of people to help you find your table. Remember that this will be a great opportunity for you to meet someone new maybe someone you would not otherwise have the chance to talk to. Start by making eye contact and introducing yourself. Peer Helpers came up with some fun conversations starters that will be on your table to get people talking. Use them! Learning how to meet and talk to new people is a skill that everyone will need and use in their life. Why not start now?
8th Graders: you will be mixing it up during your recess time. For your recess period, head straight down to the north gym and multipurpose room. There will be fun games, music and candy. There will also be high school students there to help everyone mix it up. Some of them will be Highland graduates who will remember when they participated in Mix It Up. Please remember we are asking for only twenty minutes that you try something different. Challenge yourself to take a risk and get to know someone new! If you make the effort you'll help make this work. Who knows, you could make an impact in someone's life-maybe even your own. Don't forget tomorrow is Rock Day wear your favorite band's t-shirt.

Attention all Peer Helpers: we will be having a brief meeting today during the first half of lunch. 7th grade meet in Mr. Smiegelski's room and 8th grade meet in Mrs. Dirst's room.

Just a reminder; any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in trying out for POMS next Monday must attend one of the clinic days this Thursday or Friday. In order to participate you must have a current physical and signed permission slip on file. Please see Mrs. Davidson or Mrs. Curley with any question.

7th grade boys and girls basketball tryouts will be held today and tomorrow from 3:45 to 5:30.

Do you have spirit? If so try out for Highland cheerleading! Clinics will be held today and tomorrow with tryouts on Wednesday October 29th.

Anyone who has brought in their physical today, please
Posted 10-27-2014 9:05 AM
Announcements 10-23-2014
By now you've seen the posters and heard a little bit about Mix It Up Day. We've given you the reasons and now we're asking each of you to do your part by cooperating and making an effort to connect with any student who is assigned to your table. Next week we'll explain exactly how to do your part. Everybody has the right to belong and feel included. Mix It Up Day is a step toward making that happen. If we change our seats maybe we can change our attitudes about excluding others and instead increase intergroup relationships. To start off our inclusive spirit week, Monday will be Superhero Day! You can dress as your favorite super hero to take a stand against bullying and be a class act! Sorry but no masks will be allowed and regular dress code applies.

Don't forget, last chance to buy your raffle ticket to support Orphans of the Storm. One ticket is two dollars or three tickets are five dollars. Buy some for the chance to win gift cards. They will be available during 8th grade lunch period.

All Peer Helpers, remember if you haven't done so already, visit your assigned Studio One today.

7th grade boys and girls basketball tryouts will be held next Monday and Tuesday, October 27th and 28th 3:45 to 5:30. Anyone interested must have an updated sports physical on file with Mrs. Patterson and a signed permission slip which can be found on the Highland website. Boys please see Mr. Gasick or Mr. Mitchell if you have any questions girls see Mrs. Langlie.

Do you have spirit? If so try out for Highland cheerleading! Clinics will be held Monday and Tuesday of next week with tryouts on Wednesday October 29th. You must attend one of these clinics and you also must have a physical on file with the school nurse and a signed permission slip which is available on the Highland Athletic website to attend the clinics. See Mrs. Casalina or Mrs. Palic for more information.

Are you interested in showing your Highland spirit? Tryouts for girls' Poms are Monday, November 3rd. In order to tryout you must attend one of the two clinic days which will be next Thursday, the 30th or Friday the 31st. You must have a current physical on file with the nurse and a signed permission slip in order to participate in the clinic. See Mrs. Davison or Mrs. Curley with any questions.
Posted 10-23-2014 9:10 AM
Lake County Attendance Award Winners
Congrats to students and parents of Butterfield, Copeland Manor and Highland Middle schools for their outstanding work during the 26th Annual Lake County Attendance Week which was help at the beginning of September.

Butterfield ranks number one for attendance of medium size elementary schools with 98.37 percent of the student enrollment!

Coming in at second place for attendance of small size elementary schools was Copeland Manor with 99.08 percent of the student enrollment.

In the large elementary school category, Highland Middle School ranked eighth with a 97.03 percent attendance rate for student enrollment. The school nabbed the number one spot just a year ago.

Excellent work!
Posted 10-3-2014 12:41 PM
Solar Panels Arrive At Highland Middle School
The solar panels are arriving at Highland Middle School and being installed!

Highland and Butterfield schools are being fitted for solar panels with the help of $1.8 million in state grants - making District 70 the largest solar school district in the state to be solar-run.

"We are committed to going green and this is another path," Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher said. "This is very progressive and will add additional curricular opportunities as well as overall support of our eco system."
Posted 10-2-2014 9:41 AM
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
Rockland Named Blue Ribbon School for Second Time
Rockland School has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U. S. Department of Education.

Here is the announcement from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher.
Posted 9-30-2014 10:48 AM
Parent Teacher Conference Information
For Information about Highland Middle School's 2014 Parent Teacher Conferences, please click here.
Posted 9-11-2014 11:12 AM
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
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
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
Handbook & AUPG Forms
All students must have signed Handbook & AUPG forms to their Studio One Teachers by September 5, 2014.

Click here for a copy of the forms to print and sign.
Posted 8-12-2014 10:06 AM
Please Slow Down, Schools Are Open
We continue to ask all residents to please be careful when driving around the schools.
Many of our students are out and about on foot, walking to and from school. Please be aware of pedestrian traffic.
Please be alert around the schools as students are dropped off for class or early activities. Please review approved drop-off areas around the schools, especially at Highland Middle School where the drop-off procedure and a map can be found on the school website.
Please pay attention to signage at the schools related to parking, no cell phone use in a school zone, no U-turns and please have students exit the car on the curb side so they do not cross lanes of traffic.
We all need to work together to keep our children safe. (Photo from the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Avenue in 1966.)
Posted 8-17-2012 4:30 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