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  • Highland is a Class Act

    Highland is a Class Act

  • Peer Helpers

    Peer Helpers

    Peer Helpers w/ Dean of Students, Mrs. Dwyer & Social Worker, Mrs. Battaglia

  • Pinwheels for Peace

    Pinwheels for Peace

    Here are some Highland planters for Pinwheels for Peace Day

  • We did it! COVE Goal achieved!

    We did it! COVE Goal achieved!

    The Student Council Presidents hold up a check to the COVE

  • 7th Graders Perform their country dances!

    7th Graders Perform their country dances!

  • Teacher dance for the 8th Grade Students

    Teacher dance for the 8th Grade Students

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Resources for Parents from the Social Work Dept.
Click here to see helpful links and resources for parents from the Highland Middle School Social Work Department.
Posted 10-22-2013 11:09 AM
6th grade Parent Night
Highland Middle School will be holding a parent information night on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 7PM here at Highland Middle School (310 W. Rockland Road). This event is for parents only. Administration will meet with parents in the North Gym to discuss what to expect as your child enters sixth grade. We will also provide information regarding the sixth grade curriculum and information overall about Highland Middle School. Spirit Wear will also be available for purchase. We hope you can join us.
Posted 4-4-2014 2:15 PM
HMS Open House
Please join us on Wednesday, April 16th, from 7-8:30 pm for Highland Middle School's Open House. Bring the family to walk around and view displays in many classrooms. Spirit Wear, Camp I am Me T-Shirts, and baked goods will be for sale too! Hope to see you there.
Posted 4-4-2014 1:16 PM
Announcements 4-17-2014
Attention: 8th grade only will have indoor recess today for a presentation. All 8th grade students need to attend.

Attention all current Peer Helpers. Please remember to be preparing for your elementary visits! They begin next week. Check the counseling center door for your groups. We hope to see you practicing in the counseling center.

Hey all you young hockey fans out there! If you're looking to play some pick up hockey then come join us after school for Floor Hockey! Floor Hockey begins next week. All grades are welcome to join us and play! There will be an informational meeting after school on Monday April 21st in Mr. Crown's room. If you can't make it but you're interested in playing, swing by Mr. Crown's room and let him know.

Costume Crew scheduled for after school today has been CANCELLED.

Help celebrate Earth Day! Bring in your used shoes to recycle. They can be any type of shoe, in any shape from worn out and dirty to brand new. Please bring them in to Studio One or drop off in the Learning Center.
Posted 4-17-2014 9:01 AM
Calendar for the 2014-15 School Year at a Glance
The 2014-15 school year calendar is available for your information.
Posted 4-17-2014 1:18 PM
Announcements 4-16-2014
Reminder to all 6th grade choir members: today is our final rehearsal during 6th period in Mr. Spakowski's room #130.

Hey all you young hockey fans out there! If you're looking to play some pick up hockey then come join us after school for Floor Hockey! Floor Hockey begins next week. All grades are welcome to join us and play! There will be an informational meeting after school on Monday April 21st in Mr. Crown's room. If you can't make it but you're interested in playing, swing by Mr. Crown's room and let him know.

Costume Crew will be meeting Thursday after school in room #135 till 5:30.

Help celebrate Earth Day! Bring in your used shoes to recycle. They can be any type of shoe, in any shape from worn out and dirty to brand new. Please bring them in to Studio One or drop off in the Learning Center.

Looking for a new t-shirt in a fun spring color? Look no further…help support Camp-I-Am-Me and purchase a t-shirt designed by one of our own Highland artists. Shirts are available in three different colors and will be on sale TONIGHT during Open House. The cost of each shirt is $12 and all profits go to Camp-I-Am-Me.
Posted 4-16-2014 9:00 AM
Losing Your Hair For A Good Cause
Butterfield's Student Council fund-raiser, "Leukemia Fighters," has brought in more than $1,000 so far. The fund-raiser ends at the end of the month.

Over the past weekend, one group of students raised more than $300 through a bake sale so physical education teacher Pat Krech rewarded the action by allowing students to shave his head Tuesday morning.

"In honor of these students and those fighting Leukemia," Krech said before going under the razor.
Posted 4-15-2014 1:16 PM
Six Teams To Compete in Global DI Tournament
Six teams, representing all five D70 schools, are eligible to enter the global tournament for the problem solving competition called Destination Imagination.
The teams include Adler Park's "Do You Want Cream Cheese With That Bagel?," Butterfield's "Five for One," Copeland Manor's "Beamers" and "Team T.E.A.M.," Highland Middle's "Wait, How Do You Say That?," and Rockland's "Monkicorns."
The global competition takes place in May in Knoxville, Tenn.
Posted 4-15-2014 3:55 PM
Announcements 4-15-2014
Congratulations to our six students who completed at the state level for Destination Imagination this past weekend. The team took 1st place and will move on and compete at Globals later this spring.

Attention all current peer helpers. Please remember to be preparing for your elementary visits! They begin next week. Check the counseling center door for your groups. We hope to see you practicing in the counseling center.

Hey all you young hockey fans out there! If you're looking to play some pick up hockey then come join us after school for Floor Hockey! Floor Hockey begins next week. All grades are welcome to join us and play! There will be an informational meeting after school on Monday April 21st in Mr. Crown's room. If you can't make it but you're interested in playing, swing by Mr. Crown's room and let him know.

Costume Crew will be meeting today and again Thursday after school in room #135 till 5:30.

Help celebrate Earth Day! Bring in your used shoes to recycle. They can be any type of shoe, in any shape from worn out and dirty to brand new. Please bring them in to Studio One or drop off in the Learning Center.

Looking for a new t-shirt in a fun spring color? Look no further…help support Camp-I-Am-Me and purchase a t-shirt designed by one of our own Highland artists. Shirts are available in three different colors and will be on sale during Open House on April 16th. The cost of each shirt is $12 and all profits go to Camp-I-Am-Me. Check out the posters around the school to get a sneak peak of what the shirts will look like and don't forget to stop by the t-shirt table at Open House!
Posted 4-15-2014 9:05 AM
Announcements 4-14-2014
This past weekend, the Highland Science Olympiad traveled to the state competition. The team placed 9th out of 45 teams. Nine students walked away with medal, great job everyone!

Hey all you young hockey fans out there! If you're looking to play some pick up hockey then come join us after school for Floor Hockey! Floor Hockey begins next week. All grades are welcome to join us and play! There will be an informational meeting after school on Monday April 21st in Mr. Crown's room. If you can't make it but you're interested in playing, swing by Mr. Crown's room and let him know.

Costume Crew will be meeting this week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school in room 135 till 5:30.

Help celebrate Earth Day! Bring in your used shoes to recycle. They can be any type of shoe, in any shape from worn out and dirty to brand new. Please bring them in to Studio One or drop off in the Learning Center.

Looking for a new t-shirt in a fun spring color? Look no further…help support Camp-I-Am-Me and purchase a t-shirt designed by one of our own Highland artists. Shirts are available in three different colors and will be on sale during Open House on April 16th. The cost of each shirt is $12 and all profits go to Camp-I-Am-Me. Check out the posters around the school to get a sneak peak of what the shirts will look like and don't forget to stop by the t-shirt table at Open House!
Posted 4-14-2014 9:22 AM
New Student Artwork On Display at ERC
Stop by and see the new student artwork on display at the ERC.

Previous artwork is being moved to the Advocate Condell Medical Center where the D70 art gallery is expected to be relocated after a hospital remodeling project.
Posted 4-9-2014 1:46 PM
FAD Sponsored Fund-Raiser on April 25 at Mickey Finn's
We're still on!
The Family Associations of District 70 are looking forward to having you join us for an adult night out at the new Mickey Finn's! While our unusual winter has caused some minor construction delays, Mickey Finn's expects to be moved to their new location in time for our Fundraiser Event on Friday, April 25 from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and include appetizers, a DJ and the wonderful company of other D70 parents and staff. Watch your child's backpack and school newsletter for the fundraiser flyer with details on how to confirm your valued attendance.
We hope you will take this opportunity to be one of the first to experience the new Mickey Finn's and support our dedicated District 70 Family Associations.
Posted 4-8-2014 12:55 PM
Upcoming School Holidays, Releases
Please take note of the upcoming school holidays and early releases:

April 17 - School will be in session (this is to make-up for a Snow Day.)
April 18 - No School.

May 23 - Early Release. K-5, 1:15 p.m. No half-day
kindergarten. Highland, 6-8, 1:45 p.m.
May 26 - No School. Memorial Day.

June 5 - Tentative last day of school for students with afternoon release.
June 6 - Tentative last day of school for teachers.
Posted 8-22-2013 6:06 PM
Parents of Incoming Sixth-Graders Info Night
Atten: All fifth grade parents.
Highland Middle School is offering a parents-only information night for incoming sixth-graders at 7 p.m. on April 23 at the middle school.
Administrators will talk with parents about sixth grade expectations and curriculum.
Posted 4-4-2014 3:58 PM
Atten: Former PE Students of Ms. Fiedler
The Highland Middle School staff is putting together a memory book for retiring physical education teacher Pam Fiedler. Please try to share the project when you can and ask former students to send in emails.

Material may be submitted to fiedlermemories@d70schools.org.
Posted 4-1-2014 3:18 PM
Pie Throwing Fund-raiser at Highland Middle School
Highland Middle School students raised enough money for "Camp I Am Me" this week to be able to "pie" a couple of choice teachers.

During the sixth grade event, good-natured Principal Jon Hallmark sat for a student pie in the face but then was puzzled when they told him to keep sitting and his Administrative Assistant Karey Wittenborn got to have a little fun.
Posted 3-20-2014 5:02 PM
Check Out Our Board of Education Podcasts
D70 Board member Luke Stowe works with D70 technology literacy coach Jill Przybylski to create a podcast.

Each Board of Education member, including President Maryann Ovassapian, Vice President Tom Vickers, Julie Damenti, Chris Kennedy, Jennifer Lund, Wendy Schilling and Luke Stowe, has created a podcast to help stakeholders get to know them. The podcasts can be found at d70schools.org, under Board, then go to Podcasts.
Posted 3-17-2014 4:35 PM
Summer School Registration
The D70 summer school catalog is now posted on the website at d70schools.org. Registration opens for district families Sunday, March 9.
Don't miss out! All information can be found on the summer school website.
Posted 3-4-2014 1:56 PM
2014-15 Tentative School Calendar
The D70 2014-15 school year calendar is currently being developed by administrators. A final version should be posted in late-April.

Until the final calendar is posted, please use this tentative calendar to guide you for next school year. While nothing is expected to be deleted from this calendar, additions are expected to be made to the final version to be released in April.

Thank you for understanding.
Posted 3-6-2014 4:17 PM
Nine D70 DI Teams Head To State! A New Record!
Nine of the 21 D70 Destination Imagination teams that competed regionally on March 1 placed in the top slots and are now headed off to the state competition.

Congratulations to the teams from Adler Park, Butterfield, Copeland Manor, Highland Middle, and Rockland schools.

Well done!
Posted 3-6-2014 3:50 PM
Our Technology Tells Its Own Story
Our technology offers a variety of tools to help our students communicate, collaborate, work on teams as well as study on their own, and problem solve.
From interactive whiteboards to iPads and iPods, to Chromebooks, to more traditional laptops and desktop computers, our technology is cutting edge.
See how your children are learning through this special video created by our technology department.
Posted 3-5-2014 5:20 PM
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
Supt. Podcast Captures Snapshot of School Year
Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher offers an updated snapshot of what's happening in the 2013-14 school year, describing projects, initiatives, and commitments in District 70.
Posted 1-15-2014 4:29 PM
FAQ on Kindergarten Registration
An FAQ for parents on kindergarten offerings from District 70 for the 2014-15 school year is now available for your review.
Posted 12-4-2013 4:05 PM
Calendar Highlights for 2014-15
For the 2014-15 school year - the first day of school will be Aug. 20, 2014;
winter break will run from Dec. 22, 2014 through Jan. 2, 2015;
and spring break will run from March 30 to April 3, 2015.
The calendar, to date, for the 2014-15 school year has been posted on the regular D70 calendar online on this website.
Posted 12-2-2013 4:04 PM
Fire Safety
Mr. John Raymond spoke to 7th grade students today about his experience in the Our Lady of Angels School Fire in 1958. 7th grade students learned about fire safety throughout the day. This team day was designed by staff to align with the school's new fundraising initiative with Camp I am Me (http://www.ifsa.org/camp-i-am-me)
Posted 11-26-2013 10:39 AM
We did it! Highland Middle School reaches goal!
Highland Middle School reached its goal of raising over $10,000 for the COVE organization. We helped to create a piggery at a school in Africa. In this photo, the Student Council Presidents (Kylie Rodriguez, Ian Cox, & EJ Chen) hold up a check to the COVE. Highland's next charitable cause will be to help CAMP I AM ME. Click here to learn more about the organization.
Posted 11-12-2013 12:23 PM
Thank you HFA!
A big thank you to our HFA here at Highland. The HFA's generous support has made it possible to add a new multi-media presentation system to the Highland Learning Center. To learn more about the new media system click here.
Posted 11-4-2013 1:00 PM
Welcome Back Podcast from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher
Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher offers a "Welcome Back" podcast for the 2013-14 school year, including some changes ahead and some considerations brought up by a recent parent survey.
Posted 8-28-2013 2:53 PM
District 70 Assessment Update
Learn more about assessments being administered in Libertyville District 70.
Posted 8-30-2013 10:43 AM