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No School Sept. 21 & 22
Schoolhouse

There will be no school for students on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. Please enjoy your four-day weekend. 

Teachers will attend professional development sessions on Sept. 22. 

Updated 9-20-2017 12:22 PM
2017 Parent-Teacher Conference Forms
Document Fall Conference Registration Forms were distributed during Curriculum Night and during school on September 8, 2017.  Forms are due on September 26, 2017, to your child’s Studio One teacher.  To access additional copies of the form, click Parent Teacher Conference Forms
Updated 9-14-2017 3:27 PM
Follow Us on Twitter
Announcement Photo Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @HighlandD70
 
Updated 9-12-2017 8:45 PM
Highland READS
Announcement Photo To learn more about our reading program, visit the Highland Reads page
 
Updated 9-14-2017 3:29 PM
Announcements 9-20-2017
Announcement Photo Nice work Highland students...the Classy Cards have been adding up!  Today we would like to recognize our first batch of "Classy Students of the Week!"  If you hear your name, please look out for Mr. Cholipski during your lunch period and he will call you up for your prize and take your picture!  Thank you to all the teachers for catching our students being classy.  Keep up the good work, everyone!

  Each year, Highland Middle School selects a school-wide charity towards which we dedicate all of our fundraising.  This school year we have four nominees that are tied to the Highland Reads Program.  Mr. Hallmark emailed all students with information about how vote. So check your school email account. Please take the time to vote for one of these worth causes.  The winner will be announced over the morning announcements in the weeks ahead.  Remember today is the last day to vote.

The 7th grade soccer team took a loss in a home game against Edgewood yesterday but played very hard and never gave up. The 8th grade soccer team defeated Edgewood 5-0.  It was a total team victory.

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball teams on the wins last night against Edgewood.

Art Club will be meeting after school today.
Updated 9-20-2017 9:04 AM
Announcements 9-19-2017
Vote

Attention 2017-2018 yearbook staff - we will have our first meeting TODAY after school until 5.  Please meet in Ms. Hauman's room #120.

 See you there! Each year, Highland Middle School selects a school-wide charity towards which we dedicate all of our fundraising.  This school year we have four nominees that are tied to the Highland Reads Program.  Mr. Hallmark emailed all students with information about how vote. So check your school email account. Please take the time to vote for one of these worth causes.  The winner will be announced over the morning announcements in the weeks ahead.  Voting will close tomorrow.

Attention 6th Grade Singers!  6th Grade Choir will have an information meeting during your recess today in the music room, #130.  See Mr. Spakowski if you have any questions. Congratulations to the 8th grade Girls Volleyball team on their win yesterday against Elm Place.  Way to go, the team is 5-0!

Updated 9-19-2017 9:09 AM
Announcements 9-18-2017
Schoolbus

Reminder Highland bus riders:  check to make sure you have your Student ID.  Starting today, bus drivers will be checking ID's before you get on the bus.  If you missed picture day and did not get an ID, see Ms. Vegter in the afternoon out by the buses.  If you lost your ID, please see Mrs. Jaworski in Student Services.  It will cost $5 for a replacement.

Each year, Highland Middle School selects a school-wide charity towards which we dedicate all of our fundraising.  This school year we have four nominees that are tied to the Highland Reads Program.  Mr. Hallmark emailed all students with information about how vote. So check your school email account. Please take the time to vote for one of these worth causes.  The winner will be announced over the morning announcements in the weeks ahead.  Voting will close this Wednesday.

In celebration of Peace Day, which will be celebrated here on Wednesday, Sept 20th,  please wear your appropriate peace sign clothing.  The International Day of Peace sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day is a holiday observed annually on the 21st of September.  It is dedicated to world peace and specifically the absence of war and violence.  The internationally recognized peace symbol was designed in 1958 for the British nuclear disarmament movement by Gerald Holtom.

Attention 6th Grade Singers!  6th Grade Choir is beginning this week!  We will have an information meeting tomorrow during your recess in the music room, #130.  See Mr. Spakowski if you have any questions.

District 70's Character Counts! Committee has created a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey, collecting checks (made out to Libertyville School District 70 with "Helping in Hurricane Harvey's Wake" written in the memo section) or $25 gift cards (including Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, Target, and Walmart). For the "Helping in Hurricane Harvey's Wake" project, donation boxes will be located in the front school offices from Sept. 5 through Sept. 29. Students can also bring donations to their Studio One.  The collection will be distributed to families and schools in need.  The goal of the Character Counts! Committee's fundraiser is "to provide some relief to the victims of the devastating hurricane as they work to re-establish themselves.

Updated 9-18-2017 9:08 AM
Announcements 9-15-2017
Books

Hey! Did you apply to be on the yearbook staff?  If so, please stop by Ms. Croner's room AFTER school to find out - she is in room 154!

  All Highland bus riders:  check to make sure you have your Student ID.  Beginning on Monday, bus drivers will be checking ID's before you get on the bus.  If you missed picture day and did not get an ID, see Ms. Vegter in the afternoon out by the buses.  If you lost your ID, please see Mrs. Jaworski in Student Services.  It will cost $5 for a replacement.

Attention 6th Grade Singers!  6th Grade Choir begins next week!  We will have an information meeting on Tuesday during your recess in the music room, #130.

 See Mr. Spakowski if you have any questions. District 70's Character Counts! Committee has created a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey, collecting checks (made out to Libertyville School District 70 with "Helping in Hurricane Harvey's Wake" written in the memo section) or $25 gift cards (including Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, Target, and Walmart). For the "Helping in Hurricane Harvey's Wake" project, donation boxes will be located in the front school offices from Sept. 5 through Sept. 29. Students can also bring donations to their Studio One.  The collection will be distributed to families and schools in need.  The goal of the Character Counts! Committee's fundraiser is "to provide some relief to the victims of the devastating hurricane as they work to re-establish themselves.

Yesterday he 8th grade Soccer team played Deer Path at the complex and went into halftime tied 1-1.  In the second half the hornets had control of the game with ball control, and passing and eventually won. Congratulations Hornets!

Updated 9-15-2017 9:12 AM
Announcements 9-14-2017
Slate

All Highland bus riders:  check to make sure you have your Student ID.  Beginning on Monday, September 18th, bus drivers will be checking ID's before you get on the bus.  If you missed picture day and did not get an ID, see Ms. Vegter in the afternoon out by the buses.  If you lost your ID, please see Mrs. Jaworski in Student Services.  It will cost $5 for a replacement.

Tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day.  Why not set the alarm and join us as we “walk a mile in their shoes” beginning at 7:15.  Pick up a permission slip in the Learning Center and return it Friday morning to participate.

Staff and students interested in painting a shirt for Peace Day, bring a t-shirt to the art room tomorrow or Monday before school and during your lunch period.

Attention 6th Grade Singers!  6th Grade Choir begins next week!  We will have an information meeting on Tuesday during your recess in the music room, #130.  See Mr. Spakowski if you have any questions.

The Tech Coach will be in the Learning Center tomorrow morning before School.

Woo-hoo! The Highland Cross Country team ran an impressive race yesterday at the home course at Butterfield School. The Girls’ team came in first over Carl Sandburg and Edgewood Middle School. It was a tough competition. Congratulations to all our runners who ran the full course with no walking!

Updated 9-14-2017 9:03 AM
Rocktoberfest 2017
Announcement Photo Join District 70 for a very special fundraiser featuring live music at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville.
Come out, have some fun, connect with other D70 parents, and listen to 2 great bands!!
The Rocktoberfest 2017 will benefit 3 Worthy Non-profits, feature two great bands - Charlie Fox Trot and Hold The Pickle and be one Great Night for you and all your friends. 
Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Libertyville District 70 Schools Family Association, the Libertyville Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Camp Duncan. You can choose which one your tickets sales go to at the time you purchase your tickets online at rocktoberfundraiser.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets need to be purchased ahead on time, online and will not be sold at the door. Tickets are $20 per person and 100% of the proceeds will be split amongst the three non-profits AS DIRECTED BY YOU-the ticket purchasers. You can choose which of the 3 organization at the time of ticket purchase.
 
Updated 9-18-2017 4:50 PM
Helping in Hurricane Harvey's & Irma's Wake
Handprints District 70's Character Counts! Committee has created a fundraiser for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, collecting checks (made out to Libertyville School District 70 with "Helping in Hurricane Harvey's & Irma's Wake" or just HURRICANE written in the memo section) or $25 gift cards (including Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, Target, and Walmart).
For the "Helping in Hurricanes Harvey's & Irma's Wakes" project, donation boxes are in the front school offices through Sept. 29. The collection will be distributed to families and schools in need. 
 The goal of the Character Counts! Committee's fundraiser is "to provide some relief to the victims of the devastating hurricane as they work to re-establish themselves."
Updated 9-13-2017 11:00 AM
Please Welcome Analiese Deflorio to Highland Middle School
Announcement Photo  
Please give a warm welcome to new Highland Middle School Life Skills and RtI teacher Analiese Deflorio.
Ms. Deflorio has been a paraeducator at HMS for the last two years. She also has been a substitute teacher in District 70. The Carmel High School graduate also did her student teaching at HMS.
Ms. Deflorio has a master degree from DePaul University and a bachelor degree from the University of Dayton. 
Welcome to D70! Go Hornets!
Updated 9-12-2017 9:52 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
Welcome Special Education Teacher Christina Kiotis
Announcement Photo Please give a warm D70 welcome to new Highland Middle School Special Education teacher Christina Kiotis.
Ms. Kiotis is a recent graduate of Concordia University Chicago, having student taught in an Elk Grove Village grade school. She played Division III soccer in college, serving as team captain for two years. 
Welcome to D70! Go Hornets!
Updated 9-12-2017 9:56 AM