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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

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School Board Candidate Packets Available
District 70 School Board of Education candidate packets are available at District 70's Educational Resource Center (across from Butterfield School) for residents interested in running in the April 4, 2017, consolidated election.

Four, four-year term seats will be open for the election this spring.
Updated 9-19-2016 5:36 PM
Fall Conference Info.
Form To access information regarding HMS Parent/Teacher Conferences, please click here Conference registration forms are due to your child's Studio One teacher by 9/23/16.
Updated 9-15-2016 1:23 PM
Announcements 9-23-2016
Soccer The new date for Pinwheels for Peace is this coming Monday, the 26th at 8:15 in front of the main entrance. Please come out to help set up the pinwheels in support of World Peace.

Congratulations to the 8th grade girls' volleyball team on with win last night against Elm Place. Awesome job ladies!
The Highland Soccer teams played Elm Place yesterday. 7th grade played a great game ending in a tie. The 8th grade won. Way to go Hornets!!!
Updated 9-23-2016 9:19 AM
Announcements 9-22-2016
Celebrate International Day of Peace with all HMS students on our new date: Monday, September 26 at 8:15 am.

Bonjour all Frenchies and anyone interested in the French Club. This afternoon we will be playing Petanque a French outdoor game. Please meet in Mrs. Cholewin's room #153 right after school and we'll head outside together. The meeting will end at 4:30.

The 7th grade Girls Volleyball Team pulled out another victory last night against Lake Bluff. Great playing girls keep up the good work!

Congratulations to the 8th grade Girls' Volleyball Team on their win yesterday against Lake Bluff. Way to go!
Updated 9-22-2016 8:59 AM
Announcements 9-21-2016
French Club will meet after school tomorrow in Mrs. Cholewin's room until 4:30.
Updated 9-21-2016 3:38 PM
Announcements 9-20-2016
You are invited to help Highland recognize International Day of Peace this Wednesday, September 21st at 8:00am outside of the main entrance. We will be putting up our Pinwheels for Peace. All are welcome.

6th Grade Choir meets during 1st half of 6th Period in room 130 today. 6th grade students interested in joining choir should bring their lunch to the rehearsal at the start of the period.

French club will meet this Thursday after school in Mrs. Cholewin's room 153 until 4:30.

Highland's 7th grade Cross Country Team came in first place at the Deer Path Invitational against eight other schools.in the Congratulations to all who participated!

Congratulations to the 7th grade Girls Volleyball Team on their victory over Edgewood last night. A close match that went to 3 games! Well done girls!

Congratulations to the 8th grade girls' Volleyball Team on their win last night against Edgewood. Awesome job ladies!

Yesterday the 7th and 8th grade soccer teams went up against Edgewood. The 8th grade team played a tough game but took a loss in the end. The 7th grade team played tough and took home the win. Way to go Hornets!
Updated 9-20-2016 9:05 AM
Announcements 9-19-2016
Tomorrow 6th Grade Choir meets during 1st half of 6th Period in room 130. 6th grade students interested in joining choir should bring their lunch to the rehearsal at the start of the period.

French club will meet this Thursday after school in Mrs. Cholewin's room 153 until 4:30.
Updated 9-19-2016 9:07 AM
Announcements 9-16-2016
Volleyball Net Attention 6th Grade Singers! 6th Grade Choir begins next Tuesday, September 20th during 1st half of 6th Period in room 130. 6th grade students interested in joining choir should bring their lunch to the rehearsal at the start of the period. Please see Mr. Spakowski with any questions.

The 7th and 8th grade soccer teams played Northwood Wednesday. 8th played a hard game but lost in the end. The 7th grade ended up tying their game 2-2. assists by Thomas Way to go Highland!

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls' Volleyball Team! They went 2 and 1 at the LHS Tournament last night and finished in First place! Great playing by all.

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball Team on taking 1st place at the LHS Tourney yesterday! Way to go girls! Reminder, team pictures are after school today.

Fall team pictures will be taken after school today.
Updated 9-16-2016 9:17 AM
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 9-1-2016 11:57 AM
Announcements 8-23-2016
Highland Welcome back to Highland! Have a great year.

This week only Gold will eat the first have of recess and maroon will go to recess first.
Updated 8-23-2016 9:41 AM
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 9-19-2016 5:40 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