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  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • Top Chef with Mrs. VanDyke

    Top Chef with Mrs. VanDyke

  • 7th Graders are ready to learn Social Studies

    7th Graders are ready to learn Social Studies

  • Badminton in Gym Class

    Badminton in Gym Class

  • Highland 8th Grade Soccer Players

    Highland 8th Grade Soccer Players

  • Walk for Water

    Walk for Water

    Students experienced what life would be like if they had to walk 3.5 miles to get their water

  • Youth & Family Counseling speaking with 6th

    Youth & Family Counseling speaking with 6th

  • NHJS makes lunches for PADS

    NHJS makes lunches for PADS

  • Students learn W. African Drumming

    Students learn W. African Drumming

    Helen Bond of the Benkadi Project teaching drumming on the djembe

  • Students compete in a Cross Country Meet

    Students compete in a Cross Country Meet

  • Drama Club puts on a Murder Mystery

    Drama Club puts on a Murder Mystery

  • Mr. Diaz teaches his class Salsa Dancing

    Mr. Diaz teaches his class Salsa Dancing

  • Students celebrate Day of the Dead

    Students celebrate Day of the Dead

  • Students Celebrate International Peace Day

    Students Celebrate International Peace Day

  • 6th Graders learn to sew

    6th Graders learn to sew

  • Students learn how to program Sphero

    Students learn how to program Sphero

  • Going for the win!

    Going for the win!

  • Students had visitors from Angers, France

    Students had visitors from Angers, France

  • Concert Choir performs for Peace Day

    Concert Choir performs for Peace Day

  • Mrs. Janossy instructs the morning orchestra

    Mrs. Janossy instructs the morning orchestra

  • Student Vs. Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Student Vs. Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Highland raised $700 for our school charity at this event!

  • Students having fun in Spanish Class

    Students having fun in Spanish Class

  • Controlling Garageband using Makey Makey

    Controlling Garageband using Makey Makey

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School Board Appreciation Day
Guy Schumacher Libertyville School District 70 is blessed to have seven extraordinarily dedicated and conscientious School Board members, Chris Coughlin, Marc Grote, Greta Hoff, Chris Kennedy, Linda Lucke, Wendy Schilling and  Tom Vickers, who serve our learning community. This position, one of complete volunteerism and a tireless commitment toward service of students and staff is heartwarming and genuinely appreciated. Through effective governance, the school board assists in guiding us toward a mission of continuous improvement. The District 70 school board supports our vision, helps define and establish our long and short-term goals and works collaboratively to establish positive relationships with our stakeholders. This conscientious group is comprised of intelligent, articulate and extremely positive leaders. It is an honor to work closely with such a caring team.
--Supt. Dr. Guy
Schumacher
Updated 11-15-2017 2:24 PM
Announcements 11-21-2017
Turkey

Garbage bags, paper towels, dish soap, toilet paper-do you have any of these items at your house? Well, bring them in for the Haven.  The Haven is a shelter in Libertyville that empowers homeless woman and their children to achieve permanent independent living. Starting next Monday and lasting through December 18th, you can bring items like these to your Studio One and place them in the boxes in front of the Haven bulletin board outside of the Counseling Office.  For a complete list of needed items, check out the fliers posted around the school or ask your studio one teacher.  Thanks for your generosity - it will be greatly appreciated by families in our community.

That is right 7th and 8th graders, let’s get ready for this years fantastic musical, "James and the Giant Peach Jr." Auditions will be held in late January and sign ups for crew in early February! Listen to announcements after Winter Break for details. If you have any questions, ask Mr. Spakowski, Mrs. Burton, or Ms. Rollefson!

Attention all Highland students, we are in search of talent for this year’s Student Talent Show.  The show will be the very beginning of February but we wanted to give you time to prepare your act.  Auditions will be right after we return from break on January 9th and 10th.  

Updated 11-21-2017 9:14 AM
Absence Phone Number: 847-932-0060
Phone Highland Middle School has a new direct dial Attendance line!  With the implementation of a new phone system, parents and guardians can now report student absences by calling 847-932-0060.

Please leave the following information in your message when reporting a child's absence:  Child's name, child's Studio One (homeroom) teacher, your name, the date or dates, and the reason for the absence.
Updated 11-16-2017 7:54 AM
Announcements 11-20-2017
Bee

Attention all Highland students, we are in search of talent for this year’s Student Talent Show.  The show will be the very beginning of February but we wanted to give you time to prepare your act.  Auditions will be right after we return from break on January 9th and 10th.

  7th Grade Girls basketball practice has been cancelled for today.

Thank you to everyone who brought in items for the Libertyville Food Pantry.  The collection was a success with over 1600 items!  The winning grade level studio ones are 6th grade: Mr. Romano's Studio One, 7th Grade: Ms. Croner's Studio One and 8th Grade: Mrs. Chapman's studio one!  Thank you all for being a class act and showing citizenship!

Friendly reminder, please stop by the lost and found outside of the North Gym if you are missing something. This will be taken down tomorrow afternoon.

Updated 11-20-2017 9:54 AM
Announcements 11-17-2017
Basket

Mrs. Chapman was the Thursday winner of the food drive with a total of 96 items!   At this time all teacher need to fill out the google doc with the total number of items.  Also, please have your studio one representative bring your items to the doors by the north gym at this time. All food must be brought down at this time for pick up from the food pantry.

7th and 8th Grade students who are coming to PE 2nd Trimester, you will need locks and gym uniforms for class on Monday.

Do you like to talk? Like the chance to practice and become a more confident speaker?  Speech club is for YOU!  Come to a short informational meeting Monday, November 20th, during the first half of lunch in Room 145.  See Mrs. M. Smith if you have any questions. 

Updated 11-17-2017 9:05 AM
Announcements 11-16-2017
Money

The results are finally in for the Volleyball Tournament. We raised $700 for the Benkadi project.  Thank you to all who played, volunteered, chaperoned and watched.  A shout out goes to the student team Block Party. They gave the student team Conference Champs some great competition.  The Conference champs went on to play the teacher team, Stacked.  The Conference Champs played like pros and gave a good battle.  The winner of the student vs staff volleyball game goes to the teacher team, Stacked.  Once again, thank you for a successful tournament.  

 Congratulations to the 8th grade girls' basketball team on their win yesterday against Carl Sandburg.  Excellent team effort!

Do you need help with your Google Chrome setting? Do you want to understand the Google calendar?  Do you need help with a class project requiring technology?  Come visit the Tech Coach Friday mornings in the Learning Center before school.

Attention band and orchestra members.  Group pictures will be taken for the yearbook during your morning rehearsal this week.  We do not want to take away too much rehearsal time so please make sure you, and your instrument, are at school promptly. We will not be doing picture retakes for students who do not attend rehearsal the day of their picture.

 Congratulations to Mrs. Chapman's studio one for taking over the lead with 71 items, enjoy your special treat.   Studio One teachers at this time fill out the google doc. with number of items purchased.  Tomorrow is the last day to bring in items to support the food drive.  We will not only have an overall winner, but each winning grade level studio one will earn a donut party!  Lets help support our neighbors by donating to the food pantry.

7th and 8th Grade students who are coming to PE 2nd Trimester, you will need locks and gym uniforms for class on Monday.

Updated 11-16-2017 9:11 AM
FAD70 Presentation on Homework, Assessment Data
Erik Youngman

The slide presentation on homework and recent assessment data shared during the Nov. 16 FAD70 meeting by Dr. Erik Youngman, director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. 

Updated 11-16-2017 4:01 PM
Announcements 11-15-2017
Highland

Good morning Highland...it is time for a mid-week Class Act Update.  First, if you haven't checked it out yet, make sure to go see the Class Act Leaderboard located right across from the Nurse's Office.  You'll see that 7 Gold has once again taken the lead in our weekly competition but 6 Maroon and 8 Gold were just barely behind them.  Nice work to those teams!  Overall, 6 Maroon has the most Trimester 1 Classy Cards at over 300!  Incredible job! The good news is that when the new trimester begins next week every team starts from scratch and will have a chance to win!  We'd love to get even more students involved, so expect a Mystery Prize for the Trimester 2 winner...make sure to earn those cards and drop them in your team's bin! Congrats to our Classy winners this week. Keep proving every day that Highland students are a Class Act!

Are you missing your favorite sweatshirt or water bottle? Stop by the lost and found outside of the North gym before Thanksgiving break to claim your missing items.

Attention band and orchestra members.  Group pictures will be taken for the yearbook during your morning rehearsal this week.  We do not want to take away too much rehearsal time so please make sure you, and your instrument, are at school promptly. We will not be doing picture retakes for students who do not attend rehearsal the day of their picture.  

Today will be the last official Art Club Meeting.

Congratulations to Mrs. Benjamin's studio one for having 26 items for the food drive! Please continue to bring in items.  At this time, all studio one teachers please fill out the google doc with how many total items your studio one has collected this week.

Recess will be indoors today.

Updated 11-15-2017 9:04 AM
Early Release Nov. 17
2017-2018 Friday, Nov. 17th, is an EARLY RELEASE day with kindergarten through fifth grade being dismissed at 1:15 p.m., and sixth-eighth grade being released at 1:45 p.m.

The Thanksgiving holiday will run Nov. 22-24 for District 70 and schools will be closed. Classes resume Nov. 27.
 
Updated 11-15-2017 2:23 PM
Calendar for the 2017-18 School Year
Calendar

The 2017-18 school year calendar.  

Updated 10-23-2017 7:41 PM
We Have an App for That - The D70 Mobile App
District 70 District 70 is on the go with a mobile app! Download us - it's free! Available on iTunes and Google Play (search Libertyville District 70
Updated 10-3-2017 11:05 AM
Let The Sun Shine - Making A Difference in D70
Sun Libertyville School District 70 is the largest solar-powered school district in the state of Illinois.

Or read about why we have solar panels on Butterfield and HMS schools.
Updated 10-3-2017 11:05 AM
2017-18 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Updates
Desk - Student

Engaging curriculum and instruction changes will create new learning opportunities in Libertyville District 70 schools this year for language arts, language skills, science, and health.
 

Updated 8-16-2017 10:41 AM