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  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • Highland welcomes back Ms. Croner!

    Highland welcomes back Ms. Croner!

  • 6th Graders intently playing a science game

    6th Graders intently playing a science game

  • 8th graders learn how to use a digital SLR

    8th graders learn how to use a digital SLR

  • Team building in 7th grade

    Team building in 7th grade

  • Fun at lunch time

    Fun at lunch time

  • Our social workers hard at work

    Our social workers hard at work

  • A quick trip at their lockers

    A quick trip at their lockers

  • Girls Volleyball has begun!

    Girls Volleyball has begun!

    Both teams won their first game!

  • 7th Graders filming using the green screen

    7th Graders filming using the green screen

  • Mrs. Smith hard at work

    Mrs. Smith hard at work

  • Now that is teamwork!

    Now that is teamwork!

    Look at how they utilized their string!!

  • Mrs. Smith helping one of her students!

    Mrs. Smith helping one of her students!

  • Indoor study hall at recess

    Indoor study hall at recess

  • Buried into her literature book!

    Buried into her literature book!

  • Learning how to use a DSLR

    Learning how to use a DSLR

    8th grade students practice the power of aperture.

  • Friday ritual of dancing in the hallway

    Friday ritual of dancing in the hallway

  • 6th Graders make aluminum foil boats

    6th Graders make aluminum foil boats

  • Highland Cross Country team competing

    Highland Cross Country team competing

  • 6th Grade Book Club with Dr. Wyatt

    6th Grade Book Club with Dr. Wyatt

  • Students enjoy the new courtyard!

    Students enjoy the new courtyard!

  • Students participated in a mock election

    Students participated in a mock election

  • French Club

    French Club

    French Club prepares to celebrate National French Week.

  • Jazz 2 Band

    Jazz 2 Band

    Mrs. Bollinger directs the Jazz 2 Band.

  • Highland Collects Halloween Candy

    Highland Collects Halloween Candy

    We collected 250 pounds of candy which was donated to Operation North Pole.

  • 8th Grade Book Club

    8th Grade Book Club

    These students intensely discussed the book Sold by Patricia McCormick

  • Magic the Gathering

    Magic the Gathering

    Mr. Crown shares his love of magic with the students.

  • Maker Monday

    Maker Monday

    Students come every Monday and open their imagination. They create the unthinkable!

  • Mix It Up Day

    Mix It Up Day

    Students participated in Mix It Up Day. They sat with new friends at lunch!

  • Students visit Art Club to make masterpieces.

    Students visit Art Club to make masterpieces.

  • Thespians put on a Murder Mystery show

    Thespians put on a Murder Mystery show

  • Classy Breakfast

    Classy Breakfast

    Highland recognized Trimester 1 students who displayed classy behavior.

  • French Cake Contest

    French Cake Contest

  • Coach Mitchell leads his team to a victory!

    Coach Mitchell leads his team to a victory!

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Take the Parent Survey Now - Deadline is Jan. 30
The Illinois 5Essential Parent survey is now open. Please read this letter from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher to understand the importance of completing the survey and making your voice heard by the deadline of Jan. 30, 2017.

We need at least 20 percent parent participation for the survey results to be published. As of 1/12/17, we are not there! Take a moment and take the survey.   

To take the survey
 
Updated 1-12-2017 1:10 PM
Student-Led Conferences
Document For information regarding next month's Student-Led Conferences, click here
 
Updated 1-12-2017 7:51 AM
Announcements 1-13-2017

Are you looking for a way to support Highland and The Sports Shed?  Do you love Culver's?  We have the perfect event!  Thursday, January 19th will be a Highland Night at Culver's.  A portion of all sales from 5-8 will go directly to this year's charity.  All students that attend will receive a class card.

6th grade Speech Club meets today in Mrs. Varghese’s room during lunch.


All 7th and 8th grade students interested in auditioning for the Spring Musical “Spam-a lot” need to come to the informational meeting during your half of recess today. 

Congratulations to the 7th grade girls' basketball team on their win last night against Oak Grove. Awesome crowd, awesome game!  The team’s record is 9-0, way to go!

Recess is indoors today.

Updated 1-13-2017 9:08 AM
Announcements 1-12-2017
Light Bulb

There will be a mandatory Destination Imagination meeting after school today in room #143.  The meeting should last until 4:15.  Please see Ms. Deflorio with any questions.

Art Club will be meeting after school today in room #116.

There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting today the first half of lunch for all officers and representatives. Please see Mrs. Grant if you cannot attend the meeting.

This month’s NJHS meetings are today after school from 3:45-4:00 and tomorrow morning from 8:00 - 8:15 in room #113. Please make sure to attend one of the meetings. If you cannot make either meeting, please talk to Mrs. Grant. We will be discussing the upcoming Culver's event on Thursday, January 19th.

6th grade Speech Club will be meeting tomorrow in Mrs. Varghese’s room during lunch.

All 7th and 8th grade students interested in auditioning for the Spring Musical “Spam-a lot” need to come to the informational meeting during your half of recess tomorrow.  If you have questions see Mrs. Burton or Mr. Spakowski.

Updated 1-12-2017 9:08 AM
Announcements 1-11-2017

All grade levels will have indoor recess today for an assembly during recess.  Students will hear a presentation from this years’ school wide charity, The Sports Shed.

There will be a mandatory Destination Imagination meeting in room #143 after school tomorrow until 4:15.  Please see Ms. Deflorio with any questions.

Art Club will be meeting tomorrow after school.

There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting tomorrow the first half of lunch for all officers and representatives. Please see Mrs. Grant if you can not attend the meeting.

8th Grade Poms, please meet Mrs. Engstrom in the multi-purpose room the second half of lunch today.

This month’s NJHS meetings are tomorrow after school from 3:45-4:00 and Friday morning from 8:00 - 8:15 in room #113. Please make sure to attend one of the meetings. If you cannot make either meeting, please talk to Mrs. Grant. We will be discussing the upcoming Culver's event on Thursday, January 19th.

Talent Show tryouts are again after school today.  Make sure to check the door outside the cafeteria for your tryout date and time. 

6th grade Speech Club will be meeting on Friday this week in Mrs. Varghese’s room during lunch.

All 7th and 8th grade students interested in auditioning for the Spring Musical “Spam-a lot” need to come to the informational meeting this Friday in the music room during your half of recess.  If you have questions see Mrs. Burton or Mr. Spakowski.

Updated 1-11-2017 9:01 AM
Announcements 1-10-2017
Cheerleader Talent Show tryouts are today and tomorrow after school.  Make sure to check the door outside the cafeteria for your tryout date and time.  If you want to tryout but haven’t turned in a form please talk to Mrs. VanDyke or Mrs. Battaglia as soon as possible.

6th grade Speech Club will be meeting on Friday this week in Mrs. Varghese’s room.

All 7th and 8th grade students interested in auditioning for the Spring Musical “Spam-a lot” need to come to the informational meeting this Friday the 13th in the music room during your half of recess.  If you have questions see Mrs. Burton or Mr. Spakowski.

8th Grade Pom's;  please meet Mrs. Engstrom in room #125 the first half of lunch today. You will be practicing the 2nd half.
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls' Basketball Team on their win yesterday against Deer Path. Way to go!

Recess will be indoors today.
Updated 1-10-2017 8:57 AM
Announcements 1-9-2017
Drama

Talent Show tryouts are tomorrow and Wednesday after school.  Make sure to check the door outside the cafeteria for your tryout date and time.  If you want to tryout but haven’t turned in a form please talk to Mrs. VanDyke or Mrs. Battaglia as soon as possible.

All 7th and 8th grade students interested in auditioning for the Spring Musical “Spam-a lot” need to come to the informational meeting this Friday the 13th in the music room during your half of recess.  If you have questions see Mrs. Burton or Mr. Spakowski.

Updated 1-9-2017 12:25 PM
Crossing Guards Needed
Crossing Guard

The Libertyville Police Department is looking for Crossing Guards for Libertyville District 70 schools.

Updated 12-8-2016 9:44 AM
School Closings, Emergency Notifications
Snowflake 1 District 70 takes closing schools seriously. When the decision is made to close schools due to inclement weather, District 70 uses an emergency notification system to deliver phone calls and emails about school closings or safety emergencies.

 There also now is an option to opt-in to receive the information via text by texting 67587 with either Y or YES as the message you send. 

 This text (SMS) service only will be used in the event of school closings or a school emergency. For more information about school closings, please read the FAQ.
Updated 12-15-2016 12:25 PM
Calendar for the 2017-18 School Year
Calendar

The calendar for the 2017-18 school year. 

Updated 12-2-2016 4:12 PM
D70 Field-Testing in Science & Language Arts
District 70 During the first few months of school, District 70 teachers & students will field test science and language arts materials. Field tests provide opportunities to enhance teaching and learning aligned with the New Illinois Science and Language Arts Standards as teachers and students interact with materials selected by our science and language arts committees. Following the field testing, feedback gathered from teachers, parents and students will help guide future decisions. For more information: Science: STEMscopes (September-November) Language Arts: Pearson ReadyGEN (3rd/4th/5th grades September & October); Zaner Bloser Superkids (K/1st/2nd grades September & October); Houghton Miflin Harcourt Journeys (K-5 November & December)
Updated 11-10-2016 10:07 PM
Strategic Plan 2016-21
District 70 Voices heard! From parents to community to staff focus groups, information has been gathered to support the two-day strategic planning process. A compilation of information gathered has been well integrated into a solid and formidable five-year plan. Approved by the Board of Education in June and introduced to teachers on their opening Institute Day, the energy and promise of District 70's future is at an all-time high. The new Strategic Plan 2016-21 is now posted on the D70 website under DASHBOARD.
Updated 11-10-2016 10:08 PM
Robotics Classes Offered at All D70 Schools
Robotics classes with NAO are being offered this winter break on Dec. 27 with a special $35 mini-camp at Butterfield School (Check out the flier on our Virtual Backpack) and at Highland Middle School with HMS and Rockland School students, on Mondays from Jan. 23, 2017-Feb. 20, 2017. Here, Supt. Schumacher talks to NAO about the robotics classes.

 
Updated 12-15-2016 12:15 PM
Assessment Info for the 2016-17 School Year
Computer Libertyville District 70 students will be assessed in a variety of ways in the 2016-17 school year. Learn additional information about STAR, PARCC, Fountas and Pinnell, CogAT, Illinois Science Assessment, KIDS and Fitnessgram assessments on our website under Curriculum Department.
Updated 8-17-2016 11:31 AM
2016-17 School Year Calendar
Calendar Here is the calendar of all the parent-teacher conferences, early releases, and school holidays for the 2016-17 school year.
This calendar is posted year-round on the D70 website in the Superintendent's Department, under Resources, along with on every calendar posted in D70 websites.
Updated 7-12-2016 8:01 AM