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  • Highland is a Class Act

    Highland is a Class Act

  • Getting all settled in!

    Getting all settled in!

  • Teachers eager to meet their students

    Teachers eager to meet their students

  • Building a Tower

    Building a Tower

    Beginning the school year with team building activities

  • Peer Helpers

    Peer Helpers

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

  • Fun in Science

    Fun in Science

  • Love playing LA games with our teacher

    Love playing LA games with our teacher

  • 6th Grade Student Council Meeting

    6th Grade Student Council Meeting

  • Making sculptures in Art Club

    Making sculptures in Art Club

  • Collecting books for Bernie's book bank

    Collecting books for Bernie's book bank

  • Camp I Am Me Assembly

    Camp I Am Me Assembly

  • Learning about area in Math Class

    Learning about area in Math Class

  • Learning Photoshop in technology class

    Learning Photoshop in technology class

  • Working with others to problem solve

    Working with others to problem solve

  • Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

    Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

  • Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

    Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

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Parent Teacher Conference Information
For Information about Highland Middle School's 2014 Parent Teacher Conferences, please click here.
Posted 9-11-2014 11:12 AM
Announcements 9-19-2014
Attention saxophonists planning to audition for jazz: the makeup date for you audition will be next Friday, September 26th at 3:45 in the band room. Please see Mr. Swartzloff if you have any questions.

The 6th Grade Lunch Bunch book club meets today during 6th period in Conference Room 2. Bring your lunch for our talk about Regarding the Fountain. See Dr. Wyatt if you have questions.

Attention all 6th and 7th grade Art Club members! We will meet this upcoming Monday through Wednesday during your lunch/recess in room #116. Please remember to bring your club signature form with you.

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls' Volleyball team for defeating Deerparth yesterday. Great job Hornets!

And congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball team on their exciting win yesterday against Deerpath.

The Highland 8th grade soccer team visited Deerpath yesterday and defeated them 7-0. 8th grade dominated in every aspect of the game including being a class act on and off the field. The COVETED BACON TROPHIES went to one player for a HAT trick with another earning 4 MEGS in the game! AWESOME job Highland!

The seventh grade soccer team played Deerpath yesterday. They came out playing hard and took home the win with a 5-2 finish. Way to go Hornets!

Games Galore will meet after school today 3:35-4:45.
Posted 9-19-2014 9:33 AM
Parent Meeting to Interpret STAR Assessments
Wondering what the new STAR assessments mean for your student?

Plan on attending one of two parent meetings planned for 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Copeland Manor School or at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Highland Middle School.

Erik Youngman, director of curriculum and instruction, will be on hand to help you interpret STAR results and answer your questions about the new assessment introduced this year.
For more information on STAR, check on our website under Curriculum Dept., under "Assessment."
Posted 9-18-2014 10:58 AM
Announcements 9-18-2014
Attention all Highland Artists! An informational meeting for Art Club will be held TODAY after school from 3:45 to 4:15 in room 116. Art Club is open to any one interested in creating works of art to be exhibited in our school, the broader school community or for personal enjoyment. Stop by the art room to see Mrs. Russell if you have any questions.
Also all 8th grade Art Club members: we meet tomorrow morning at 8:15 in room 116.

Games Galore will meet after school tomorrow 3:35-4:45.
Posted 9-18-2014 9:23 AM
Announcements 9-17-2014
Sixth and seventh grade Tech Club is meeting today. The meeting will be in room #121 during both halves of lunch/recesses.

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls' Volleyball team for defeating Oak Grove yesterday. Nice job Hornets!

Congratulations also to the 8th grade girls' volleyball team on their exciting win yesterday against Oak Grove.

Reminder, if you are interested in participating in the Destination Imagination program this year, there will be an informational meeting today in room 116 from 3:45 to 4:15. Want to join and do not have a team formed yet? No problem! Come to the meeting and join the DI fun! If you have any questions, stop by and see Mrs. Russell.


Attention all Highland Artists! An informational meeting for Art Club will be held tomorrow after school from 3:45 to 4:15 in room 116. Art Club is open to any one interested in creating works of art to be exhibited in our school, the broader school community or for personal enjoyment. Stop by the art room to see Mrs. Russell if you have any questions
Posted 9-17-2014 9:06 AM
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 Special Visit
D70's Director of Special Education Marilynn Menuey (far right) and her new assistant, Laura Pearson, visit with a Butterfield classroom and talk with students.
Posted 9-16-2014 12:27 PM
Announcements 9-16-2014
7th and 8th grade Drama Club meets today afterschool from 3:45 to 4:45 in the drama room.

There will be no am study hall before school tomorrow except for test takers.

ONLY eighth grade Tech Club is meeting today. The meeting will be in room #121 after school. Sixth and seventh grade Tech Club will be meeting tomorrow during both halves of lunch/recesses.

If you are interested in participating in the Destination Imagination program this year, there will be an informational meeting held tomorrow after school in room 116 from 3:45 to 4:15. Destination Imagination is open to all grade levels and the program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the arts and service learning. Want to join and do not have a team formed yet? No problem! Come to the meeting and join the DI fun! If you have any questions, stop by and see Mrs. Russell.

Attention all Highland Artists! An informational meeting for Art Club will be held Thursday, September 18 from 3:45 to 4:15 in room 116. Art Club is open to any one interested in creating works of art to be exhibited in our school, the broader school community or for personal enjoyment. Stop by the art room to see Mrs. Russell if you have any questions.
Posted 9-16-2014 9:03 AM
Congrats Students for Your Attendance Week Award
Congratulations to Copeland Manor, Butterfield and Highland Middle schools on your recent Lake County Attendance Week award!

The award is presented by the Lake County Regional Office of Education for student attendance from Sept. 2-4. Awards will be presented during a special luncheon.

Well done students! Thank you parents!
Posted 9-16-2014 10:54 AM
Announcements 9-15-2014
Attention all 7th and 8th Grade Concert Choir members. Today's after school rehearsal has been canceled. There will be no rehearsal after school today, Monday, September 15th.

If you are interested in participating in the Destination Imagination program this year, there will be an informational meeting held this Wednesday, the 17th in room 116 from 3:45 to 4:15. Destination Imagination is open to all grade levels and the program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the arts and service learning. Want to join and do not have a team formed yet? No problem! Come to the meeting and join the DI fun! If you have any questions, stop by and see Mrs. Russell.

Attention all Highland Artists! An informational meeting for Art Club will be held next Thursday, September 18 from 3:45 to 4:15 in room 116. Art Club is open to any one interested in creating works of art to be exhibited in our school, the broader school community or for personal enjoyment. Stop by the art room to see Mrs. Russell if you have any questions.

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls Volleyball Team for defeating Northwood last Thursday. Nice job Hornets!
Posted 9-15-2014 9:00 AM
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
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
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
Handbook & AUPG Forms
All students must have signed Handbook & AUPG forms to their Studio One Teachers by September 5, 2014.

Click here for a copy of the forms to print and sign.
Posted 8-12-2014 10:06 AM
Meet Katie Lenzi
A warm welcome to new HMS Learning Center Clerk Katie Lenzi.
Posted 8-25-2014 3:09 PM
Meet Amy Blank
Please welcome new Highland Middle School paraeducator Amy Blank.
Posted 8-25-2014 3:24 PM
Welcome Miles Russell
Please welcome back to Copeland Manor and introducing to Highland Middle, Miles Russell, the new special education teacher.

Miles was hired near the end of last school year, working in special education and being a paraeducator at Copeland Manor and Rockland schools. Before that he was a teaching assistant in Highland Park schools.

Miles has a bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University.
Posted 8-19-2014 3:18 PM
Meet Tracy Aleckson
Please give a warm welcome to D70's new hearing impaired teacher Tracy Aleckson. She will travel between schools to work with hearing impaired students.

Tracy has worked for SEDOL for the last 16 years as a hearing impaired itinerant teacher. Before that, she was a sign language interpreter for SEDOL.

She has a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University.
Posted 8-19-2014 2:34 PM
Meet Jennifer Croner
Please give a warm welcome to new Highland Middle School spanish teacher Jennifer Croner.

Jennifer recently received a master's degree from St. Ambrose University. She has a bachelor degree from Augustana College, and spent a summer at the University of Salamanca in Spain.

For the last seven years, Jennifer has been teaching spanish at Geneseo High School. There she worked with students in a leadership team, guided student trips abroad and coached girls volleyball.
Posted 8-19-2014 2:48 PM
Please Slow Down, Schools Are Open
We continue to ask all residents to please be careful when driving around the schools.
Many of our students are out and about on foot, walking to and from school. Please be aware of pedestrian traffic.
Please be alert around the schools as students are dropped off for class or early activities. Please review approved drop-off areas around the schools, especially at Highland Middle School where the drop-off procedure and a map can be found on the school website.
Please pay attention to signage at the schools related to parking, no cell phone use in a school zone, no U-turns and please have students exit the car on the curb side so they do not cross lanes of traffic.
We all need to work together to keep our children safe. (Photo from the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Avenue in 1966.)
Posted 8-17-2012 4:30 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
Remember to Register for Parent Email
Please remember to register with your school/schools to receive all the important Parent Emails!

You can do this online by going to your school's website home page and clicking on the Parent Email bar on top. There you can register for all the schools your children attend so that you can receive important emails throughout the school year. You may also cancel your registration at the same location.
Register today. Stay informed.
Posted 8-8-2014 10:42 AM
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
Shatter-Proof Door Glass, Windows Being Added For Safety
District 70 is coating doors and front widow glass with shatter-resistant film and installing video cameras to school entrances as part of a state safety grant.
An Illinois School and Campus Safety Grant of almost $60,000 is paying for the work. The grant is being issued by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The grants were created on the heels of the mass shooting of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. District 70 is one of 448 schools being awarded grant monies.
Posted 7-29-2014 3:24 PM
Attention: New Residents
New residents planning on attending District 70 schools in the fall can pick up registration packets at the Educational Research Center. The ERC is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please complete the packets and then drop by our offices to talk with Alisa Gilbert to complete the process. Her phone number is 847-362-9695, ex: 7112. The ERC is located at 1381 W. Lake St., across from Butterfield School.
Posted 6-12-2014 3:14 PM
Crossing Guards Needed
The Libertyville Police Dept. is looking for Crossing Guards for the upcoming school year.

Contact the daytime Watch Commander at 1-847-362-8310 for more information.

Posted 8-2-2013 4:19 PM