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  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • A good game of four square at recess time

    A good game of four square at recess time

  • Soccer season starts soon!

    Soccer season starts soon!

  • Beginning the school year with team building

    Beginning the school year with team building

  • Peer Helpers paint the town with character

    Peer Helpers paint the town with character

  • Classy Breakfast

    Classy Breakfast

    Today Highland had their very first Classy Breakfast. We recognized 12 classy students!

  • Students spend lunch w the author James Deem

    Students spend lunch w the author James Deem

  • Jazz Band

    Jazz Band

    Every morning students at Highland spend time rehearsing in the different bands!

  • Mix It Up Day

    Mix It Up Day

    All students participated in mix it up day activities!

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HMS Curriculum Night
Schoolhouse Please join us on September 8th, at Highland Middle School for Curriculum Night. Curriculum Night will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program will provide parents with information relating to the curriculum the students will follow during the school year, give parents an opportunity to meet their child's teachers, and follow a shortened version of their child's daily schedule. Copies of your child's schedule will be issued to your student the day of the event in their Studio One class. We hope to see you there.
Updated 8-30-2016 7:52 AM
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 8-24-2016 5:24 PM
HMS Physical Education Uniforms
Whistle For information about Highland PE uniforms, please click here
Updated 8-17-2016 11:32 AM
Highland Spirit Wear
T-Shirt For information about Highland Spirit Wear, please click here
Updated 8-21-2016 7:46 AM
Handbook & Acceptable Use of Technology Forms
Form Please complete both the Handbook & AUPG forms and return to your Social Studies teacher by September 2, 2016. Click here for both forms.
Updated 8-24-2016 9:36 AM
Announcements 8-30-2016
Saxophone There will be NO Before School Study Hall tomorrow morning.

Attention Jazzers! Jazz Band reviews and auditions will be starting soon. Information is posted outside the band room and on Mr. Swartzloff's web site. Auditions are open to any jazz band instrument including piano, bass and guitar. Please see Mr. Swartzloff if you have any questions.

Attention 6th grade; your recess will be indoors today. Sixth grade should report to the north gym for recess.

Are you interested in Technology? Do you want to make animations, websites, movies, or games? Then Tech Club is for you. There will be informational meetings in Room 121 during the first five minutes lunch/recess today. Please attend the meeting during your recess. See Mrs. Rosen in Room 121 for more details or if you cannot make the meeting.

Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students; there will be an informational yearbook staff meeting today after school in Mrs. Raymond's room #129. The meeting will last until 4:00 pm. See Mrs. Raymond with questions.

Are you interested in being a leader in the school, help make important decisions for Highland, or help your community? Then Student Council officer positions are for you. All students interested in running for a Student Council officer position please attend a meeting during the first half of lunch this Thursday or Friday. 6th grade meet in Ms. Albrecht's room (205), 7th grade meet in Mrs. Grant's room (113) and 8th grade meet in Mrs. Rosen's room 121. Students need to attend one of the meetings to learn about the election process and pick up an election packet. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Crown, Ms. Albrecht, Mrs. Grant or Mrs. Rosen.

Calling all HMS students; join us at Games Galore Club this coming Friday, September 2nd from 3:35 until 4:45 in room 006. See Mr. Friedman with questions.

There will be an informational meeting for Art Club tomorrow after school from 3:35 to 4:00 in room #116. See Mrs. Sartain with questions.

Attention all students interested in joining the Drama Club; there will be an informational meeting today from 3:45-4:15 in the Drama room #108.

Attention all athletes planning on trying out this week: if you have your sports physical bring it to the nurse NOW.

Soccer Tryouts are tomorrow and Thursday after school, 3:45-5:45. Please make sure to have all forms completed BEFORE tryouts. If you have a doctors physical form please bring it to the nurse now.
Updated 8-30-2016 11:33 AM
Announcements 8-30-2016
Saxophone Attention Jazzers! Jazz Band reviews and auditions will be starting soon. Information is posted outside the band room and on Mr. Swartzloff's web site. Auditions are open to any jazz band instrument including piano, bass and guitar. Please see Mr. Swartzloff if you have any questions.

Attention 6th grade; your recess will be indoors today. Sixth grade should report to the north gym for recess.

Are you interested in Technology? Do you want to make animations, websites, movies, or games? Then Tech Club is for you. There will be informational meetings in Room 121 during the first five minutes lunch/recess today. Please attend the meeting during your recess. See Mrs. Rosen in Room 121 for more details or if you cannot make the meeting.

Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students; there will be an informational yearbook staff meeting today after school in Mrs. Raymond's room #129. The meeting will last until 4:00 pm. See Mrs. Raymond with questions.

Are you interested in being a leader in the school, help make important decisions for Highland, or help your community? Then Student Council officer positions are for you. All students interested in running for a Student Council officer position please attend a meeting during the first half of lunch this Thursday or Friday. 6th grade meet in Ms. Albrecht's room (205), 7th grade meet in Mrs. Grant's room (113) and 8th grade meet in Mrs. Rosen's room 121. Students need to attend one of the meetings to learn about the election process and pick up an election packet. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Crown, Ms. Albrecht, Mrs. Grant or Mrs. Rosen.

Calling all HMS students; join us at Games Galore Club this coming Friday, September 2nd from 3:35 until 4:45 in room 006. See Mr. Friedman with questions.

There will be an informational meeting for Art Club tomorrow after school from 3:35 to 4:00 in room #116. See Mrs. Sartain with questions.

Attention all students interested in joining the Drama Club; there will be an informational meeting tomorrow from 3:45-4:15 in the Drama room #108.

Attention all athletes planning on trying out this week: if you have your sports physical bring it to the nurse NOW.

Soccer Tryouts are tomorrow and Thursday after school, 3:45-5:45. Please make sure to have all forms completed BEFORE tryouts. If you have a doctors physical form please bring it to the nurse now.
Updated 8-30-2016 10:28 AM
Announcements 8-29-2016
Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students; there will be an informational yearbook staff meeting tomorrow after school in Mrs. Raymond's room #129. The meeting will last until 4:00 pm. See Mrs. Raymond will questions.

Are you interested in being a leader in the school, help make important decisions for Highland, or help your community? Then Student Council officer positions are for you. All students interested in running for a Student Council officer position please attend a meeting during the first half of lunch this Thursday or Friday. 6th grade meet in Ms. Albrecht's room (205), 7th grade meet in Mrs. Grant's room (113) , and 8th grade meet in Mrs. Rosen's room 121. Students need to attend one of the meetings to learn about the election process and pick up an election packet. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Crown, Ms. Albrecht, Mrs. Grant or Mrs. Rosen.

Calling all HMS students; join us at Games Galore Club this coming Friday, September 2nd from 3:35 until 4:45 in room 006. See Mr. Friedman with questions.

There will be an informational meeting for Art Club on Wednesday the 31st after school from 3:35 to 4:00.

Are you interested in Technology? Do you want to make animations, websites, movies, or games? Then Tech Club is for you. There will be informational meetings in Room 121 during the first five minutes lunch/recess on tomorrow. Please attend the meeting during your recess. Please see Mrs. Rosen in Room 121 for more details, or if you cannot make the meeting.

Reminder 7th and 8th grade singers: Concert Choir begins today after school from 3:45 to 5:30 in Mr. Spakowski's room-#130. All are welcome and no previous experience is required! See Mr. Spakowski if you have any questions.

Attention all students interested in joining the Drama Club; there will be an informational meeting tomorrow from 3:45-4:15 in the Drama room #108.

Attention all athletes planning on trying out this week: if you have your sports physical bring it to the nurse NOW.

Girls Volleyball tryouts are today and tomorrow 3:45 to 5:30.

Soccer Tryouts begins Wednesday and Thursday after school, 3:45-5:45. Please make sure to have all forms completed BEFORE tryouts on Wednesday. Please see Coach Crown in room 109 or Coach Lieding in room 201 for any questions.
Updated 8-29-2016 11:11 AM
Announcements 8-26-2016
Morning and pm Study Hall will begin in the Learning Center this coming Monday, August 29th. Students may come in for Study Hall between 8:15 and 8:30 in the morning and in the afternoon it lasts until 4:30.

Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students; there will be an informational yearbook staff meeting Tuesday, August 30th after school in Mrs. Raymond's room #129. The meeting will last until 4:00 pm. See Mrs. Raymond will questions.

Are you interested in Technology? Do you want to make animations, websites, movies, or games? Then Tech Club is for you. There will be informational meetings in Room 121 during the first five minutes lunch/recess on Tuesday, August 30th. Please attend the meeting during your recess. Please see Mrs. Rosen in Room 121 for more details, or if you cannot make the meeting.

Attention 7th and 8th grade singers: Concert Choir begins this Monday, the 29th after school from 3:45 to 5:30 in Mr. Spakowski's room-#130. All are welcome and no previous experience is required! See Mr. Spakowski if you have any questions.

Attention all students interested in joining the Drama Club; there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 30th from 3:45-4:15 in the Drama room #108.

Soccer Tryouts begin next week Wednesday and Thursday after school, 3:45-5:45. Please make sure to have all forms completed BEFORE tryouts on Wednesday. Please see Coach Crown in room 109 or Coach Lieding in room 201 for any questions.


Girls Volleyball Tryout Dates are this coming Monday, 8/29 and Tuesday, 8/30 3:45 to 5:30. Students are expected to attend both of the tryouts. All girls attending the tryouts are required to have a current physical on file with the school nurse and a signed permission slip in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact. Mr. Carollo Mrs. Beshel or Mrs. Langlie.
Updated 8-26-2016 9:08 AM
Announcements 8-25-2016
Singer Attention 7th and 8th grade singers: Concert Choir begins this Monday, the 29th after school from 3:45 to 5:30 in Mr. Spakowski's room-#130. All are welcome and no previous experience is required! See Mr. Spakowski if you have any questions.

Attention all students interested in joining the Drama Club; there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 30th from 3:45-4:15 in the Drama room #108.

Soccer Tryouts begin next week Wednesday and Thursday after school. Please make sure to have all forms completed BEFORE tryouts on Wednesday. Please see Coach Crown in room 109 or Coach Lieding in room 201 for any questions.


Girls Volleyball Tryout Dates are this coming Monday, 8/29 and Tuesday, 8/30. Students are expected to attend both of the tryouts. All girls attending the tryouts are required to have a current physical on file with the school nurse and a signed permission slip in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact. Mr. Carollo Mrs. Beshel or Mrs. Langlie.
Updated 8-25-2016 9:07 AM
Announcements 8-24-2016
Violin Attention all students interested in joining the Drama Club; there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 30th from 3:45-4:15 in the Drama room #108.

Orchestra kick-off meetings are tomorrow. 7th and 8th will meet in the cafeteria at 8am and 6th grade meets in room 130 at 8am. No instruments needed. Let's get ready to rock the halls with fantastical musical sounds.

Soccer Tryouts begin next week Wednesday and Thursday after school. Please make sure to have all forms completed BEFORE tryouts on Wednesday. Please see Coach Crown in room 109 or Coach Lieding in room 201 for any questions.


Girls Volleyball Tryout Dates are this coming Monday, 8/29 and Tuesday, 8/30. Students are expected to attend both of the tryouts. All girls attending the tryouts are required to have a current physical on file with the school nurse and a signed permission slip in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact. Mr. Carollo Mrs. Beshel or Mrs. Langlie.

Recess will be indoors today.
Updated 8-24-2016 9:22 AM
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); Houghton Miflin Harcourt Journeys (K-5 November & December)
Updated 8-24-2016 5:21 PM
HMS School Supply List for 16-17
School Supplies To see the Highland Middle School 2016-2017 school supply list, click here.
Updated 8-17-2016 11:33 AM
Back to School with Dr. Schumacher
Guy Schumacher A back to school greeting from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher - with photos!
Updated 8-23-2016 7:50 AM
Announcements 8-23-2016
Highland Welcome back to Highland! Have a great year.

This week only Gold will eat the first have of recess and maroon will go to recess first.
Updated 8-23-2016 9:41 AM
What's New This School Year
District 70 Read the latest news release to find out what's new this school year. Information is power!
Updated 8-22-2016 9:28 AM
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
New HMS Dean of Students Mike Cholipski
Please welcome Mike Cholipski, the new Dean of Students at Highland Middle School.
Mike is completing his master's of art degree in Educational Leadership at Northeastern Illinois University this month. He has a bachelor's of art degree in history from Brown University where he also was a member of the 2005 Ivy League Champion football team. He earned his teaching certificate from Trinity Christian College.
Before coming to District 70, Mike was a social studies teacher at Warren Township High School for the last five years. There he coached varsity football for two years, along with sophomore baseball and was named the boys bowling head coach for the inaugural season.
He was so well liked by the high school students, he was voted the Student Council's Most Inspirational Teacher in 2015.
When you see him in the hall of HMS, please give him a warm welcome!
Updated 8-21-2016 7:32 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