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Safety Follow-Up to Recent Alert
District 70 Dear Families,

Thank you to the many who responded regarding the recent notification of a community safety concern. Your validation and appreciation of our District 70 communication efforts are greatly valued.

In a follow-up to the Stranger Danger alert, the Libertyville Police Department has confirmed closure to the case, establishing the situation as a misunderstanding with regard to a lost out of town visitor residing with a local resident.

I’m grateful that the situation has been deemed unfounded and, according to police; an immediate sense of danger has been resolved.

In closing, I am extremely proud of our students for their response regarding the circumstances of this incident and the diligence that was shown toward informing parents and police.

A special thank you to all for your support and partnership as we work to maintain a safe environment for Libertyville students, as well as our community at large.

Most sincerely,
Guy Schumacher
Superintendent
Updated 10-17-2017 7:38 PM
Follow Us on Twitter
Announcement Photo Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @HighlandD70
 
Updated 10-9-2017 7:45 AM
Announcements 10-19-2017
Burger

When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone, took a risk, dared to be different?  Chances are that it has been awhile because people tend to stick to what they know and makes them comfortable.  What would happen if we mixed it up, took a risk and did something unfamiliar?  That is exactly what thousands of schools across the country and here at Highland will encourage on Mix It Up at Lunch Day which we will celebrate October 26th.  Students often identify the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn.  So on Mix It Up Day we ask students to move out of their comfort zone and connect with someone new over lunch.  It’s a simple act with profound results.  When students interact with those who are different from them;  social barriers can fall away. Let Mix It Up Day be the chance you take to try something new.  This year we will be incorporating an Inclusive Spirit Week along with Mix It Up Day.  The purpose is to build school spirit, encourage intergroup relationships and unity and to have fun!  Look around the building for posters with more information and tune in to the announcements to learn more.  To start off our inclusive Spirit Week Monday will be Pajama Day.  Keep it classy and make sure your outfit is school appropriate.

Thank you for participating in “Riddle Wednesday.” A drawing took place yesterday and if your name is called, please stop by Student Services after the Studio One bell to collect your prize:  Micah Liu, DD Duran and Colin Bath.

There will be no Mathcounts today, see everyone next Thursday.

You are cordially invited to attend Movie Night next Wednesday, October 25th starting at 3:35 in the Learning Center.  The World Language department will be showing the animated movie “A Book of Life.”  There will be suggested donations of $2 with snacks and beverages available for purchase.  All proceeds will benefit disaster relief in Puerto Rico.

Did you recently lose something here at Highland?  Be sure to look for your lost possessions at the Lost & Found, located right outside of the North Gym before it is gone after today.

Attention all 7th and 8th graders interested in trying out for Cheerleading:  on Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th Cheer Clinics will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 in the Highland cafeteria.  If you plan to try out for Cheerleading you MUST attend one of the clinics.  Cheerleading tryouts will be held on Wednesday October 25th at 3:45 in the cafeteria.  In order to attend a clinic and tryouts you must turn in a signed permission slip and have a current physical on file with the nurse.

Reminder goes out to the Sectional and State Cross Country runners;   return your clean uniform to Mrs. Dunlap. 7th and 8th grade Boys’ Basketball tryouts will be held Monday and Tuesday next week from 3:45 to 5:30.  You MUST have a signed permission slip and physical on file with the nurse to tryout.  If you have questions, please see Mr. Mitchell or Mr. Gasick.

Updated 10-19-2017 9:35 AM
Announcements 10-18-2017
Schoolhouse Did you recently lose something here at Highland?  Maybe a notebook, a lunch bag or a sweatshirt?  Be sure to look for your lost possessions at the Lost & Found located right outside of the North Gym.

There will be no Mathcounts this week.  See everyone next Thursday.  Also there will be no Art Club after school today.

Attention all 7th and 8th graders interested in trying out for Cheerleading:  on Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th Cheer Clinics will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 in the Highland cafeteria.  If you plan to try out for Cheerleading you MUST attend one of the clinics.  Cheerleading tryouts will be held on Wednesday October 25th at 3:45 in the cafeteria.  In order to attend a clinic and tryouts you must turn in a signed permission slip and have a current physical on file with the  nurse.

A friendly reminder goes out to the Sectional and State Cross Country runners to return your clean uniform to Mrs. Dunlap by tomorrow.

7th and 8th grade Boys’ Basketball tryouts will be held Monday and Tuesday next week from 3:45 to 5:30.  You MUST have a signed permission slip and physical on file with the nurse to tryout.  If you have questions, please see Mr. Mitchell or Mr. Gasick.
Updated 10-18-2017 10:06 AM
Announcements 10-17-2017
Basketball

Did you recently lose something here at Highland?  Maybe a notebook, a lunch bag or a sweatshirt?  Be sure to look for your lost possessions at the Lost & Found, located right outside of the North Gym.

The Magic the Gathering Club meets today after school.  The club meets in room 109 until 5:15.   All students are welcome to join whether you know how to play or are brand new.  Come join us and have fun!  If you have any questions about the club, please see Mr. Crown.

7th and 8th grade Boys’ Basketball tryouts will be held Monday and Tuesday next week from 3:45 to 5:30.  You MUST have a signed permission slip and physical on file with the nurse to tryout.  If you have questions, please see Mr. Mitchell or Mr. Gasick.

Updated 10-17-2017 9:01 AM
Principal Appreciation Week
Guy Schumacher

October 16, 2017
Dear Members of the Libertyville School District 70 Learning Community,
As we recognize the extraordinary efforts of our Libertyville School District 70 principals, assistant principals and dean of students during the state’s Principal Appreciation Week, I offer my sincere gratitude for their leadership and dedication to those served.
A proclamation signed by Governor Rauner highlights the important role of school administrators in education and their support toward the growth of children in elementary, middle and secondary schools across the State of Illinois. As we celebrate our District 70 leaders during Principal Appreciation Day on Friday, October 20, 2017, I am tremendously thankful and incredibly proud of all that they do for the children, parents, and staff throughout our learning community.
Please join me in sharing recognition of this special day and the collective efforts portrayed by our impressive school leadership team.

Dr. Guy Schumacher, Superintendent

Updated 10-16-2017 10:52 AM
Announcements 10-16-2017
Announcement Photo Let's start this abbreviated week off right by announcing our Classy Students of the Week!  But before we do that, a reminder to make sure to place your Classy Cards in your team's bins.  Not only do we have a new Class Act Leaderboard hanging by Student Services, but we are also adding new prizes such as the
opportunity to read the morning announcements, or a chance to eat lunch in the new Learning Center Courtyard and more new prizes to come! And now for the winners...so that we can get prizes in your hands right away, please report to Student Services immediately following the announcements.  

The Magic the Gathering Club begins tomorrow after school.  The club meets in room 109 until 5:15.   All grades are welcome to join whether you know how to play or are brand new.  Come join us and have fun!  If you have any questions about the club, please see Mr. Crown.

Attention 7th and 8th Grade students interested in auditioning for Show Choir!  We will have an informational meeting today from 3:45-4:45pm in the Music room 130.

7th and 8th grade Boys’ Basketball tryouts will be held Monday and Tuesday October 23rd and 24th from 3:45 to 5:30.  You MUST have a signed permission slip and physical on file with the nurse to tryout.  If you have questions, please see Mr. Mitchell or Mr. Gasick

 Are you interested in Poms?  Everyone is welcome to hear more about what Poms is all about.  Mrs. Engstrom and Ms. Croner invite you to an informational meeting after school today in room 154.  The meeting should not be longer than 20 minutes.  Hope to see you there!

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball. Tryouts are today, and tomorrow after school until 5:30. If you brought a medical form today, please bring it to the nurse at this time.

Congratulations to the 8th grade girls' Volleyball team on winning the Conference Championship Friday night against defending champ Millburn.  After defeating Edgewood in a thrilling semi final game, the Hornets advanced to the championship game.  Highland won game 1, lost a close game 2 and it all came down to a 3rd and deciding game.  The teams battled point for point and as the final point dropped in front of a the Millburn player, the Hornets stormed the court as champs!  Coach Carollo is so proud of this team for sticking together, playing for each other and never, ever giving up.  A Class Act all season long!

The 8th grade soccer team defeated Elm Place at Deer Path on Friday to win the Third Place Trophy in the Lakeside Conference tournament! Congratulations 8th grade on a wonderful season.  Don't forget the party after school.  Please meet in Mr. Lieding's room!
Updated 10-16-2017 9:06 AM
Announcements 10-13-2017
Bee The Magic the Gathering Club begins Tuesday October 17th.  The club meets in room 109 till 5:15.  That's Mr. Crown's Room.  Everyone, all grades are welcome to join whether you know how to play or are brand new.  Come join us and have fun!  If you have any questions about the club, please see Mr. Crown.

Attention 7th and 8th Grade students interested in auditioning for Show Choir!  We will have an informational meeting this Monday from 3:45-4:45pm in the Music room #130. See Mr. Spakowski or Ms. Rollefson if you any any questions.

Are you interested in Poms?  Everyone is welcome to hear more about what Poms is all about.  Mrs. Engstrom and Ms. Croner invite you to an informational meeting on Monday, October 16th AFTER SCHOOL in Ms. Croner's Room, Room 154.  The meeting should not be longer than 20 minutes.  Hope to see you there!

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball. Tryouts will be held on Monday, October 16th and Tuesday, October 17th after school until 5:30. You must have a signed permission slip and a current physical on file in order to try out. Please see Mr. Rumpf with any questions.

The 7th grade soccer team went up against Northwood Wednesday and played hard with an awesome goal. They ended up losing, but had an amazing game overall.  Coach Crown is proud of all the hard work and effort this team put in all year. Congrats and thank you to the entire 7th grade Highland Soccer Team!

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball Team on advancing to the semi-finals in the Lakeside Conference Tourney.  Good luck today against Edgewood.  Way to go!
Updated 10-13-2017 9:00 AM
Highland READS
Announcement Photo To learn more about our reading program, visit the Highland Reads page
 
Updated 10-4-2017 7:27 AM
Early Release, No School
Reminder Just a reminder that District 70 will have Early Release for Highland Middle School on Oct. 18 a& 19 t 1:45 p.m. and elementary schools (K-5) will have Early Release on Oct. 19 at 1:15 p.m. The early releases are to accommodate Parent/Teacher Conferences at the schools on both days. 

There will be NO SCHOOL on Oct. 20. Students and teachers will not attend but the ERC will be open. 
Updated 10-16-2017 9:45 AM
Copeland Manor Named 2017 Blue Ribbon School
Blue Ribbon Schools In a letter to the District 70 community, Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher praises Copeland Manor School for being named a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School for its overall academic performance. 
Updated 10-3-2017 11:05 AM
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
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 8-15-2017 1:56 PM