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  • Highland is a Class Act

    Highland is a Class Act

  • Building a Tower

    Building a Tower

    Beginning the school year with team building activities

  • Fun in Science

    Fun in Science

  • 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

  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • Student VS Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Student VS Staff Volleyball Tournament

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

  • Election Day

    Election Day

    Highland students participate in the mock election

  • 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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HMS Honored with Prestigious AIMS Award
Congratulations to Highland Middle School being named one of the Schools to Watch this year by the Association of Illinois Middle-Grade School. John Viano, executive director of AIMS, presented the award to HMS Principal Jon Hallmark, Asst. Principal Lorenzo Cervantes, Dean of Students Meagan Dwyer on May 15. HMS Student Council presidents, from left to right, David, Kaylee and Zach, also were on hand to accept the award.
HMS Hornets for LIFE!
Updated 5-22-2015 9:07 AM
All Student Registration Now Due
By now you should have received your student registration information in the mail. Completed online registrations are now due.

If you have questions, please contact Alisa Gilbert, registrar, at 847-362-9695 ext. 7116.

To register a new student, please begin the process online at d70schools.org.
Updated 5-13-2015 3:45 PM
Fall Preview 2015
2015 Fall Preview dates have been set. Click here to see specific information about the event.
Updated 5-1-2015 8:52 AM
Announcements 5-22-2015
Congratulations to the students who were caught being a class act this week.

Hey Magic the Gathering club members if you have not done so already don't forget to stop by Mr. Crown's room to see the bracket for next week's tournament. Look to see who you're playing first and what type of deck they're playing.
Updated 5-22-2015 9:07 AM
Announcements 5-21-2015
Attention Peer Helpers who are attending this morning's Butterfield visit; please report to the Learning Center at 9:15 this morning.

There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting in room 113 today the first half of lunch/recess.

Hey Magic the Gathering club members; swing by Mr. Crown's room today or tomorrow to see the bracket for next week's tournament. Look to see who you're playing first and what type of deck they're playing.

Yoga members: we will have our celebration today after school until 5:00. For any members of 7th grade who can't make it be sure to stop by during your lunch/recess today.
Updated 5-21-2015 9:07 AM
Announcements 5-20-2015
Tomorrow is our Busy Bee Yoga celebration. Come to Ms. Gordon's room, after school until 5 p.m. If you are in 7th grade and you cannot make it, please stop by tomorrow during lunch and recess.

Attention members of Concert Choir, Show Choir, and 6th Grade Choir: the end of the year choir party is tomorrow, please check Mr. Spakowski's website for details regarding time, location and what to bring!
Updated 5-20-2015 9:15 AM
Announcements 5-19-2015
Attention 7th and 8th grade soccer teams, the end has finally arrived! We will have our end of season party Friday, May 29th after school. We will eat pizza and scrimmage! You will receive a slip with information in Studio One. If you have any questions please see your coach. Let's par-tay

Attention members of Concert Choir, Show Choir, and 6th Grade Choir: the end of the year choir party is this Thursday, please check Mr. Spakowski's website for details regarding time, location and what to bring!
Updated 5-19-2015 9:06 AM
Announcements 5-18-2015
Hey Magic the Gathering Club Members, don't forget your tournament deck list and pizza party money are due tomorrow.

Attention members of Concert Choir, Show Choir, and 6th Grade Choir: the end of the year choir party is this Thursday, please check Mr. Spakowski's website for details regarding time, location and what to bring!

Reminder: all medication must be picked up by Wednesday June 3rd. Any medication that has not been picked up will be discarded. No medication is kept for the following school year. New medication authorization forms along with original medication bottles must be brought in at the beginning of the new school year. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Patterson at 847-362-9020-4105.
Updated 5-18-2015 8:59 AM
Welcome New Board of Education
Departing Board of Ed Pres. Maryann Ovassapian, far right, gives the oath of office to new board members Greta Hoff, from left to right, and Linda Lucke, along with re-elected board member Chris Kennedy.
Our thanks for both Mrs. Ovassapian and Board Secretary Jennifer Lund as they step down from public office after not seeking re-election in April.
Updated 5-5-2015 12:01 PM
New Board of Education Officers
Here are the new Board of Education officers and representatives:
Board President Tom Vickers, Board Vice President Chris Kennedy, Board Secretary Luke Stowe, Board Secretary Pro-Tem Wendy Schilling and Finance Committee Chairwoman Julie Damenti.
Committee representatives are as follows: Labor Management Reps. Tom Vickers, Chris Kennedy, SEDOL Governing Board Rep. Linda Lucke, Village of Libertyville Liaison Chris Kennedy, IASB Rep. Linda Lucke, EdRed Rep. Luke Stowe, Partners for Excellence in Education Rep. Julie Damenti, Sick Bank Rep. Greta Hoff, FAD 70 Rep. Wendy Schilling, Professional Development Rep. Wendy Schilling, and Shared Services Liason Tom Vickers, Julie Damenti.
Updated 5-5-2015 3:05 PM
District 70 Mobile App Just Released!
Dr. Schumacher has a strong commitment to clear and easy communication, and we are, therefore, proud to announce the release of a new, free District 70 mobile app.

Check out this quick video to learn more.


Download the app for either iOS or Android devices today by using one of the links below or by searching for District 70 or Libertyville in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Apple iOS Users
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/libertyville-district-70/id980371908?mt=8

Android Users
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.relianceco.cma.libertyville
Updated 4-6-2015 5:08 PM
Let The Sun Shine - Making A Difference in D70
Supt. Guy Schumacher introduces the community to the rooftop solar projects at Butterfield and Highland Middle schools, explaining what it all means to today's students and tomorrow's leaders.
A full-screen video is available.

Updated 3-24-2015 12:28 PM
Kindergarten and New Student Registration
It's time to register children who will be new to District 70 in the 2015-2016 school year. (This includes Kindergarten and Grades 1-8) From the HOME menu on the school webpage, click the New Student Registration link to get to the New Student Registration web page. The page hosts the information parents need in order to complete the process. Please start with the "Pre-Registration Form."
Updated 2-6-2015 11:20 AM
New Writing and Grammar Program for Students
Students are being asked to write more now than ever before - in all grade levels and in all content areas. To best prepare D70 students for future writing tasks, D70 has adopted Strategies for Writers K-5 by Zaner-Bloser as our new writing program. Strategies for Writers is a comprehensive writing and grammar solution introducing the six traits of writing at every step of the writing process to compose opinions, informative/ explanatory essays, and narrative compositions.

Students will write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences, learn to analyze writing models by reading closely, write to multiple sources using technology, and master grammar and conventions of standard written English. Pre- and post-tests ensure growth and inform differentiated instruction. Students will be engaged in online grammar games, proofreading activities, and composition writing both in the classroom and at home.

This is an exciting time for writing in D70 and we encourage all parents to talk with your child's classroom teacher to learn more about Strategies for Writers.
Updated 2-6-2015 5:19 PM
2015-16 Calendar At-A-Glance
The calendar for the 2015-16 school year at-a-glance.

Our calendar for next year has been taken down from the website so administrators can plan for events for 2015-16.
Updated 3-11-2015 10:32 AM
The D70 Views Fall/Winter Newsletter for 2014-15
The D70 Views community newsletter for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 sessions is now posted on our website.
Updated 12-29-2014 12:21 PM