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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

  • Learning Photoshop in technology class

    Learning Photoshop in technology class

  • Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

    Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

  • Jordan Sonnenblick Visits Highland

    Jordan Sonnenblick Visits Highland

  • Election Day

    Election Day

    Highland students participate in the mock election

  • Student VS Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Student VS Staff Volleyball Tournament

    The students volleyball team, The Dream Team, won against Highland Teachers.

  • Highland holds a food drive

    Highland holds a food drive

    Students and staff brought in canned goods for the local food pantry

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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
Announcements 12-19-2014
Congratulations to the students who were caught being classy.

A reminder to all those interested in trying out for the Talent Show. Pick up your audition form and informational flier in the cafeteria. Forms will be due the week we return from break on January 8th though you can turn them in today before you leave. Tryouts will be on Monday, January 12th and Tuesday, January the 13th. Turn forms at either the cafeteria or to Mrs. Battaglia or Ms. Gordon who can answer any questions.

Students if you have lost items this year please take a moment to stop and look at the "found" item on the tables outside the cafeteria.

Congratulations to the 7th grade Girls' Basketball Team on their win yesterday against Northwood! Awesome job ladies!

The 8th grade Girls' Basketball Team won an exciting game vs. Northwood last night. One player hit the game winner with an assist with 1.4 seconds left in the game to seal the 22-20 victory. The 8th grade Girls Basketball team record now stands at 9 wins -0 losses. Great job ladies!

We wish you a safe and joyful Holiday and look forward to seeing you Monday, January 5th.
Posted 12-19-2014 9:33 AM
Announcements 12-18-2014
Winter is rapidly approaching and it is getting colder outside. You can show your school spirit tomorrow by wearing any ugly sweater.

There will be NO before school study hall or student assistance tomorrow morning.

Culture Club scheduled for after school this afternoon has been cancelled. We will meet again in January.

Attention 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Art Club Members: we will not meet again until after the winter break. Our next and final meetings will take place during January. Please check Mrs. Russell's website for details.

Attention Band and Orchestra students: if you would like to order your group band/orchestra picture please do so by tomorrow. Please turn your money and order into Ms. Hauman in room 120.

6th grade Busy Bee Yoga meets today at lunch/recess. Come on by!

Students if you have lost items this year please take a moment to stop and look at the "found" item on the tables outside the cafeteria.

Congratulations To the Seventh Grade Boys Basketball Team on their thrilling, high-flying, "last second" fourteen point victory last night. Huzzah!
Posted 12-18-2014 9:34 AM
Announcements 12-17-2014
It's Highland Spirit Week and tomorrow is tropical day. Show your school spirit by wearing flowered shirts, sunglasses, leis and bright colors.

The Haven collection is over today, thanks to all who donated. If you still have a bag in your Studio One would you please have a student bring it to the counseling center at this time.

A reminder to all those interested in trying for our for the Talent Show; pick up your audition form and informational flier in the cafeteria. Forms will be due January 8th when we return from winter break, although you can turn them in before. Tryouts are Monday January 12th and Tuesday January 13th. Turn forms in at either the cafeteria or to Mrs. Battaglia or Ms. Gordon who can also answer any questions you might have.

Calling all 7th graders: sign up now for the 7th Grade Gym Jam being held on Saturday, January 10th from 7:30-10 p.m. at Lifetime Fitness. This event should be super fun! Remember the $12 fee ends this Friday then the price to attend will go up. Turn in your Highland permission slip, Lifetime waivers and fee to your Studio One teacher. Need extra copies of the forms? They are available on the Highland web site under 7th Grade Resources.

Attention girls in 6th grade Choir we will meet during 6th period today with the boys.

Students if you have lost items this year please take a moment to stop and look at the "found" item on the tables outside the cafeteria.

7th and 8th grade Art Club for after school today has been cancelled.

Reminder: 6th grade Speech Club is meeting in Mrs. Varghese's room today. Please bring the piece you have selected. We will meet during the first half of 6th period.

Buy a gift for your pet and support Orphans of the Storm! A pillow case with a treat is
$10.00. Sales will take place during lunch/recess today.

Congratulations to the 7th grade girls' basketball team on their win yesterday against Oak Grove. Way to go!
Posted 12-17-2014 9:10 AM
Announcements 12-16-2014
Tomorrow is colors wars day! Show your school spirit by wearing the color that represents your grade. 6th grade wears red, 7th grade - orange and 8th grade - blue.

Attention girls in 6th grade Choir we will NOT meet during 6th period today but we will instead be rehearsing with the boys during 6th period tomorrow.

Students if you have lost items this year please take a moment to stop and look at the "found" item on the tables outside the cafeteria.

Attention Highland students: please take the yearbook survey online to help document memories from this school year. The survey can be found under the resource tab on the Highland website.

Attention 7th and 8th grade Drama Club members: remember to bring your snacks and drinks to today's meeting. See you there!

6th grade Speech Club will meet in Mrs. Varghese's room tomorrow. Please bring the piece you have selected. We will meet during the first half of 6th period.


Buy a gift for your pet and support Orphans of the Storm! A blanket with a treat is $15.00 and a pillow case with a treat is $10.00. Sales will take place during lunch/recess today and tomorrow.
Posted 12-16-2014 9:36 AM
Announcements 12-15-2014
Students if you have lost items this year please take a moment to stop and look at the "found" item on the tables outside the cafeteria.

Wednesday is the last day to bring items for the Haven. It's your last opportunity to make someone's holiday extra special! Thanks to everyone who has already brought in items. If you haven't yet and would like to, you still have time.

All those interested in being part of the Highland Talent show will need to pick up audition forms in the cafeteria during your lunch. Forms can be turned in before winter break with January 8th being the deadline. We are also looking for publicity and stage crew members. Any questions see Ms. Gordon or Mrs. Battaglia.

Attention Highland students: please take the yearbook survey online to help document memories from this school year. The survey can be found under the resource tab on the Highland website.

Attention 7th and 8th grade Drama Club members: remember to bring your snacks and drinks to tomorrow's meeting. See you there!

6th grade Speech Club will meet in Mrs. Varghese's room on Wednesday. Please bring the piece you have selected. We will meet during the first half of 6th period.

8th grade Speech Club will meet today during 7th period in room #136. Please bring your lunch.

Buy a gift for your pet and support Orphans of the Storm! A blanket with a treat is $15.00 and a pillow case with a treat is $10.00. Sales will take place during lunch/recess today Monday through Wednesday.

Attention all Destination Imagination team members: we will meet after school today to run Instant Challenges and share a pizza. We will be meeting from 3:45 to 4:45.

On Saturday at the Hawthorn Quad Meet the Highland Wrestling team defeated, Hawthorn South, Gurnee Viking, and Round Lake Magee. This is a great start to the season at 3 and 0. Way to go wrestlers!
Posted 12-15-2014 9:07 AM
Calendar for 2015-16 Approved
The Board of Education has approved a calendar for the 2015-16 school year with the first day of school being Aug. 25, 2015.
Winter break for District 70 will begin on Dec. 21, 2015 through Jan. 1, 2016, with classes resuming on Jan. 4, 2016.
Spring break will then run from March 21, 2016 through March 27, 2016, with classes resuming on March 28, 2016.
The board approved calendar for the 2015-16 school year is now live on the district website at d70schools.org.
Posted 12-2-2014 11:10 AM
Rockland Celebrates National Blue Ribbon Award
Congratulations once again to the Rockland students, staff and community for being awarded the U.S. Dept. of Education 2014 Blue Ribbon Award.
Posted 11-10-2014 10:01 AM
Solar Project Now Complete
Highland Middle School and Butterfield Elementary School are now being powered, in part, by solar energy. (Butterfield School pictured here.)

The $3.2 million solar panel installation project was completed this month, thanks to a private grant of $1.8 million from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. The project makes Libertyville School District 70 the largest solar-run school districts in the state, possibly the midwest.

Both schools can tap into the solar readings of the panels, with plans to use them in the near future for classes when students study energy and for science projects. To see how the Highland Middle School panels are working, click here. To see how Butterfield School solar panels are working, click here.
Posted 11-24-2014 1:18 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
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
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
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
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
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