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  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • Highland welcomes back Ms. Croner!

    Highland welcomes back Ms. Croner!

  • 6th Graders intently playing a science game

    6th Graders intently playing a science game

  • 8th graders learn how to use a digital SLR

    8th graders learn how to use a digital SLR

  • Team building in 7th grade

    Team building in 7th grade

  • Fun at lunch time

    Fun at lunch time

  • Our social workers hard at work

    Our social workers hard at work

  • A quick trip at their lockers

    A quick trip at their lockers

  • Girls Volleyball has begun!

    Girls Volleyball has begun!

    Both teams won their first game!

  • 7th Graders filming using the green screen

    7th Graders filming using the green screen

  • Mrs. Smith hard at work

    Mrs. Smith hard at work

  • Now that is teamwork!

    Now that is teamwork!

    Look at how they utilized their string!!

  • Mrs. Smith helping one of her students!

    Mrs. Smith helping one of her students!

  • Indoor study hall at recess

    Indoor study hall at recess

  • Buried into her literature book!

    Buried into her literature book!

  • Learning how to use a DSLR

    Learning how to use a DSLR

    8th grade students practice the power of aperture.

  • Friday ritual of dancing in the hallway

    Friday ritual of dancing in the hallway

  • 6th Graders make aluminum foil boats

    6th Graders make aluminum foil boats

  • Highland Cross Country team competing

    Highland Cross Country team competing

  • 6th Grade Book Club with Dr. Wyatt

    6th Grade Book Club with Dr. Wyatt

  • Students enjoy the new courtyard!

    Students enjoy the new courtyard!

  • Students participated in a mock election

    Students participated in a mock election

  • French Club

    French Club

    French Club prepares to celebrate National French Week.

  • Jazz 2 Band

    Jazz 2 Band

    Mrs. Bollinger directs the Jazz 2 Band.

  • Highland Collects Halloween Candy

    Highland Collects Halloween Candy

    We collected 250 pounds of candy which was donated to Operation North Pole.

  • 8th Grade Book Club

    8th Grade Book Club

    These students intensely discussed the book Sold by Patricia McCormick

  • Magic the Gathering

    Magic the Gathering

    Mr. Crown shares his love of magic with the students.

  • Maker Monday

    Maker Monday

    Students come every Monday and open their imagination. They create the unthinkable!

  • Mix It Up Day

    Mix It Up Day

    Students participated in Mix It Up Day. They sat with new friends at lunch!

  • Students visit Art Club to make masterpieces.

    Students visit Art Club to make masterpieces.

  • Thespians put on a Murder Mystery show

    Thespians put on a Murder Mystery show

  • Classy Breakfast

    Classy Breakfast

    Highland recognized Trimester 1 students who displayed classy behavior.

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School Closings, Emergency Notifications
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District 70 uses an emergency notification system to deliver phone calls and emails about school closings or safety emergencies. There now is an option to opt-in to receive the information via text by texting 67587 with either Y or YES as the message you send. 
 
At about 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, a text message from that same shortcode of 675-87 will be sent to all cell phone numbers listed in District 70's PowerSchool student information database. If you want to receive emergency messages via text, please opt-in by replying Y or Yes. 

If you do not receive a text message on Monday and have not already opted in, it’s possible that the number the District has in PowerSchool is either missing or incorrect. In that case, please contact your child’s school office with updated information.
 
This text (SMS) service only will be used in the event of school closings or a school emergency. For more information about school closings, please read the FAQ.

Updated 12-8-2016 4:33 PM
Online Report Card Window Now OPEN
A+ The online report card window for Trimester 1 is now open on PowerSchool for families.  To access your child's report card when using the desktop version of PowerSchool, simply click on Grade History in the left sidebar on the home screen once you log into the program. You will then use the link provided to view.  The online report card window for Trimester 1 will remain open for the next two weeks.
Updated 11-29-2016 9:48 AM
Announcements 12-9-2016

Attention: all 8th graders – it’s time to put on your dancing shoes.  Tonight is the 8th grade dance from 7-9 pm.  Please bring your Highland ID and $2 for admittance.  The $2 is a suggested donation for The Sports Shed.  Remember jeans, shorts, and athletic or sweat pants cannot be worn to the dance and to follow the Highland dress code.
 
Please take time today to wish Highland's Pom Squad GOOD LUCK at their competition at Woodland on Saturday.  All the best ladies!

7th Grade Tech Club is cancelled today.  Please check the calendar for additional meetings.
 
Games Galore has also been cancelled for this afternoon.
 

Updated 12-9-2016 8:59 AM
Crossing Guards Needed
Crossing Guard

The Libertyville Police Department is looking for Crossing Guards for Libertyville District 70 schools.

Updated 12-8-2016 9:44 AM
Announcements 12-8-2016
Pizza 6th grade Student Council will meet for the entire lunch/recess today.  You will not need to bring a lunch, we are having a pizza party!
 
Art Club will be meeting after school today in the Art Room #116.
 
Come make a French ornament for the holiday season after school today in room 153. The ornament making lasts until 4:30 pm.
 
There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting today the first half of lunch in room 113.  If you cannot attend please let Mrs. Grant know

The eighth grade girls' basketball team won their third game in a row with a victory over Millburn last night. The Swarm of the Hornets defense was too much for the Cougars. Way to go girls!  Come out and support your Hornet girls next Tuesday as they host Lake Bluff in the last game before winter break. 
 
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls' basketball team on their win yesterday against Millburn.  The team moves to a perfect 5-0!  Way to go Hornets!
 
Recess will be indoors today.
 
Attention: all 8th graders – it’s time to put on your dancing shoes.  The 8th grade dance is this Friday from 7-9 pm.  Please bring your Highland ID and $2 for admittance to the dance.  The $2 is a suggested donation for The Sports Shed.  Remember jeans, shorts, and athletic or sweat pants cannot be worn to the dance and to follow the Highland dress code.
 
 
Updated 12-8-2016 9:09 AM
Announcements 12-7-2016
Chemistry

The Science Olympiad meeting has been cancelled for today.
 
6th grade Speech Club will be meeting in Mrs. Varghese’s room 105 today during the first half of lunch/recess.
 
6th grade Student Council will meet tomorrow for the entire lunch/recess.  You will not need to bring a lunch, we will be having a pizza party!
 
Art Club will be meeting tomorrow after school in the Art Room #116.
 
Come make a French ornament for the holiday season.  Bring two bottle caps of the same size to room #153 after school tomorrow.  The ornament making lasts until 4:30 pm.
 
Next Thursday, December 15th after school we will have a movie night showing Elf from 3:45 - 5:30 in the Learning Center.  There will be a suggested donation of $2 to attend and concession will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Sports Shed. In honor of the event, we will have a pajama pants day during the school day on December 15th.  Please make sure that you pajamas are school appropriate for a fun day at Highland
 
Congratulations to the 7th grade Girls' Basketball Team on their win yesterday against North Chicago.  Good luck tonight against Milburn.
 
The eighth grade Girls' Basketball Team notched their second victory of the season with an exciting overtime victory over North Chicago. The girls earned the victory with tough team defense and clutch shooting. Way to go girls!
 
All those interested in being a part of the Highland Talent Show need to pick up audition forms in the cafeteria during your lunch.  Forms will need to be turned in by December 19th.  We are looking for publicity and stage crew members too. Any questions see Mrs. Battaglia or Mrs. VanDyke.
 
Attention: all 8th graders – it’s time to put on your dancing shoes.  The 8th grade dance is this Friday from 7-9 pm.  Please bring your Highland ID and $2 for admittance to the dance.  The $2 is a suggested donation for The Sports Shed.  Remember jeans, shorts, and athletic or sweat pants cannot be worn to the dance and to follow the Highland dress code.
 
 

Updated 12-7-2016 10:47 AM
Announcements 12-6-2016

There will be NO before school Study Hall tomorrow morning except for test takers.
 
6th grade Student Council officers will meet today the first half of lunch/recess only.
 
6th grade Speech Club will be meeting in Mrs. Varghese’s room 105 tomorrow during the first half of lunch/recess.
 
A reminder to the Gentlemen in Concert Choir and Chamber Singers there is a Men's rehearsal after school today from 3:45-4:45.
 
Come make a French ornament for the holiday season.  Bring two bottle caps of the same size to room #153 this Thursday the 8th.  The ornament making will last until 4:30 pm.
 
On Thursday, December 15th after school we will have a movie night showing Elf from 3:45 - 5:30 in the Learning Center.  There will be a suggested donation of $2 to attend and concession will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Sports Shed. In honor of the event, we will have a pajama pants day during the school day on December 15th.  Please make sure that you pajamas are school appropriate for a fun day at Highland
 
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls' basketball team on their win yesterday against Deerpath.  Excellent team effort, nice job!
 
Attention: all 8th graders – it’s time to put on your dancing shoes.  The 8th grade dance is this Friday from 7-9 pm.  Please bring your Highland ID and $2 for admittance to the dance.  The $2 is a suggested donation for The Sports Shed.  Remember jeans, shorts, and athletic or sweat pants cannot be worn to the dance and to follow the Highland dress code.
 
 

Updated 12-6-2016 9:54 AM
Announcements 12-5-2016

Please remember to bring in items for the Haven to your Studio One.  Our collection ends December 19th.  Be classy Highland, bring in supplies to help others in our community,
 
7th grade Speech Club will meet today during lunch in room 143.  Please bring your lunch to the meeting.
 
Attention: all 8th graders – it’s time to put on your dancing shoes.  The 8th grade dance is this Friday from 7-9 pm.  Please bring your Highland ID and $2 for admittance to the dance.  The $2 is a suggested donation for The Sports Shed.  Remember jeans, shorts, and athletic or sweat pants cannot be worn to the dance and to follow the Highland dress code.
 
Reminder that 6th grade Student Council will be meeting several times this week during lunch/recess.  Tomorrow will be officers only.
 
All those interested in being a part of the Highland Talent show need to pick up audition forms in the cafeteria during lunch.  Forms need to be turned in by December 19th.  We are also looking for publicity and stage crewmembers.  Any questions see Mrs. Battaglia or Mrs. VanDyke.
 
 

Updated 12-5-2016 9:17 AM
Calendar for the 2017-18 School Year
Calendar

The calendar for the 2017-18 school year. 

Updated 12-2-2016 4:12 PM
Calendar for 2017-18 School Year Approved
Calendar The first day of school for Libertyville School District 70 will be Aug. 23, 2017, for the 2017-18 school year.
Winter break will run from Dec. 22, 2017, through Jan 7, 2018, with spring break running March 26, 2018, through April 2, 2018. 
The Board of Education approved the new calendar during a meeting on Nov. 28. 
Updated 11-28-2016 7:51 PM
5Essentials Survey Now Live For Parents
The Illinois 5Essential Parent survey is now open. Please read this letter from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher to understand the importance of completing the survey and making your voice heard. 

To take the survey
 
Updated 11-16-2016 4:21 PM
School Board Candidate Packets Available
District 70 School Board of Education candidate packets are available at District 70's Educational Resource Center (across from Butterfield School) for residents interested in running in the April 4, 2017, consolidated election. Four, four-year term seats will be open for the election this spring.
Updated 11-10-2016 10:06 PM
D70 Field-Testing in Science & Language Arts
District 70 During the first few months of school, District 70 teachers & students will field test science and language arts materials. Field tests provide opportunities to enhance teaching and learning aligned with the New Illinois Science and Language Arts Standards as teachers and students interact with materials selected by our science and language arts committees. Following the field testing, feedback gathered from teachers, parents and students will help guide future decisions. For more information: Science: STEMscopes (September-November) Language Arts: Pearson ReadyGEN (3rd/4th/5th grades September & October); Zaner Bloser Superkids (K/1st/2nd grades September & October); Houghton Miflin Harcourt Journeys (K-5 November & December)
Updated 11-10-2016 10:07 PM
Strategic Plan 2016-21
District 70 Voices heard! From parents to community to staff focus groups, information has been gathered to support the two-day strategic planning process. A compilation of information gathered has been well integrated into a solid and formidable five-year plan. Approved by the Board of Education in June and introduced to teachers on their opening Institute Day, the energy and promise of District 70's future is at an all-time high. The new Strategic Plan 2016-21 is now posted on the D70 website under DASHBOARD.
Updated 11-10-2016 10:08 PM
Robotics Classes Offered at All D70 Schools

Robotics classes with NAO are being offered at Adler Park School on Mondays, from Nov. 28-Jan. 16, 2017; at Butterfield School on Thursdays, from Dec. 1-Jan. 19, 2017; at Copeland Manor School on Mondays, Oct. 24-Nov. 21, or on Tuesdays, from Nov. 29-Jan. 17, 2017; and at Highland Middle School with HMS and Rockland School students, on Mondays from Jan. 23, 2017-Feb. 20, 2017. Here, Supt. Schumacher talks to NAO about the robotics classes.

Updated 10-19-2016 3:52 PM
Assessment Info for the 2016-17 School Year
Computer Libertyville District 70 students will be assessed in a variety of ways in the 2016-17 school year. Learn additional information about STAR, PARCC, Fountas and Pinnell, CogAT, Illinois Science Assessment, KIDS and Fitnessgram assessments on our website under Curriculum Department.
Updated 8-17-2016 11:31 AM
2016-17 School Year Calendar
Calendar Here is the calendar of all the parent-teacher conferences, early releases, and school holidays for the 2016-17 school year.
This calendar is posted year-round on the D70 website in the Superintendent's Department, under Resources, along with on every calendar posted in D70 websites.
Updated 7-12-2016 8:01 AM