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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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Rockland Named Blue Ribbon School for Second Time
Rockland School has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U. S. Department of Education.

Here is the announcement from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher.
Posted 9-30-2014 10:48 AM
Who should we help next?
Each year, Highland Middle School demonstrates its ability to be a Class Act community by helping others in need. In the past, Highland has helped organizations like The Cove and Camp I am Me. This school year, we would like your input on where to direct our efforts. Highland Staff AND Students only can click here to vote. Be a Class Act and take the time to vote on who we should help next.
Posted 9-29-2014 1:29 PM
Crossing Guards Needed
The Libertyville Police Dept. is looking for school crossing guards.

For more information, please contact Lt. Hein at 847-362-4408.
Posted 8-2-2013 4:19 PM
Announcements 10-1-2014
Busy Bee Yoga members: there will be a Yoga practice this Thursday during lunch recess. This practice is for all seventh grade students. Bring your lunches; other grades will be meeting soon. See Ms. Gordon if you have questions.

Who should we help next? Each year, Highland Middle School demonstrates its ability to be a Class Act community by helping others in need. In the past, Highland has helped organizations like The Cove and Camp I am Me. This school year, we would like your input on where to direct our efforts. Highland Staff AND Students should visit the home page of the Highland Middle School Website to take the survey and vote. Be a Class Act and take the time to vote on who Highland should help next.

Both Afterschool Drama and 6th grade Recess Drama will meet tomorrow in room #108.

Attention all students interested in being on a Destination Imagination team! We will meet this Friday after school from 3:45 to 4:30 for our pizza party. Stop by Mrs. Russell's room with your pizza money by today!

Do you like music, movies and books? Are you looking for a place to share your enthusiasm for a musician, actor or writer? Culture Club might be the place for you. Please attend an informational meeting tomorrow at 3:45 in Mr. Rumpf's room #117. See Mr. Rumpf with any questions.

Attention all 6th graders: do you love singing? Do you love making music with friends? If so 6th Grade Choir is for you! Attend the informational meeting tomorrow during lunch in room 130. Please see Mr. Spakowski with any questions.

Congratulations to the 8th grade girls' volleyball team on their win yesterday against Carl Sandburg. Nice job ladies!

Yesterday the 7th and 8th grade soccer teams did a great job against Millburn. Both 7th and 8th grades shut out Millburn with each game ending with a score of 2-0. GO HORNETS!
Posted 10-1-2014 9:49 AM
Announcements 9-30-2014
Reminder for all bus riders: you need to present your school ID to get on the bus both before and after school. If you don't have your ID after school, see a bus supervisor outside for a temporary ID. Also remember to get out to the bus ASAP. They will NOT be waiting for you.

Who should we help next? Each year, Highland Middle School demonstrates its ability to be a Class Act community by helping others in need. In the past, Highland has helped organizations like The Cove and Camp I am Me. This school year, we would like your input on where to direct our efforts. Highland staff AND students should visit the home page of the Highland Middle School Website to take the survey and vote. Be a Class Act and take the time to vote on who Highland should help next.

Don't forget students you can sign up for your recess options now! NEST and 11th Hour have also started. If you receive notice to attend one of these- make sure you get there quickly. Ask your Studio One teacher any questions you have about the recess options.

8th grade Art Club will meet tomorrow morning in the art room at 8:15.

Attention all student interested in being on a Destination Imagination team! We will meet Friday, October 3rd after school from 3:45 to 4:30 for our pizza party. Stop by Mrs. Russell's room with your pizza money by October 1st!

Do you like music, movies and books? Are you looking for a place to share your enthusiasm for a musician, actor or writer? Culture Club might be the place for you. Please attend an informational meeting on Thursday, October 2nd, at 3:45 in Mr. Rumpf's room #117. See Mr. Rumpf with any questions.

Are you interested in competing on a math team or just want to improve your problem solving skills? Then come join Mathcounts starting after school today in room #111. See Mrs. Morales with questions.

Attention all 6th graders: do you love singing? Do you love making music with friends? If so 6th Grade Choir is for you! Attend the informational meeting Thursday October 2nd during lunch in room 130. Please see Mr. Spakowski with any questions.

Congratulations to the 7th grade girls' volleyball team for defeating Elm Place yesterday. Nice job Hornets!

Also Congratulations to the 8th grade girls' volleyball team on their win yesterday against Elm Place.

The Highland Cross Country team ran hard yesterday against Elm Place and Milburn.

The 8th grade soccer team continued their undefeated season by going to Elm Place and defeating them 3-0 in very windy and cold conditions. The COVETED BACON TROPHY was won by goalie who not only made some amazing saves but also made sure Highland had another shut-out. Congratulations 8th grade soccer!
Posted 9-30-2014 8:55 AM
Announcements 9-29-2014
Do you like music, movies and books? Are you looking for a place to share your enthusiasm for a musician, actor or writer? Culture Club might be the place for you. Please attend an informational meeting on Thursday, October 2nd, at 3:45 in Mr. Rumpf's room #117. See Mr. Rumpf with any questions.

Are you interested in competing on a math team or just want to improve your problem solving skills? Then come join Mathcounts. Starting tomorrow, Mathcounts will be meeting on Tuesdays after school in room #111. See Mrs. Morales with questions.

Attention all 6th graders: do you love singing? Do you love making music with friends? If so 6th Grade Choir is for you! Attend the informational meeting Thursday October 2nd during lunch in room 130. Please see Mr. Spakowski with any questions.
Posted 9-29-2014 9:15 AM
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 9-26-2014
There will be no morning Study Hall except for tests takers Monday September 29th.

Are you interested in competing on a math team or just want to improve your problem solving skills? Then come join Mathcounts. Mathcounts starts Tuesday after school in room #111. The club begins on 9/30. See Mrs. Morales for questions.

Reminder saxophonists who are planning to audition; the make up date is this afternoon beginning at 3:45 in the band room.

There will be NO Games Galore today after school.

Attention all 6th graders: do you love singing? Do you love making music with friends? If so 6th Grade Choir is for you! Attend the informational meeting Thursday October 2nd during lunch in room 130. Please see Mr. Spakowski with any questions.

What's the best reward for running a 5K? How about a doughnut? Sign up and participate in the Red Ribbon Race this weekend, September 28th at the high school and receive a free doughnut from Mr. Gasick the next morning during Studio One. Please see Mr. Gasick for race forms and information.

Thank you staff & students for participating in the Spirit Day on Wednesday! All 3 Studio Ones that won last time will be passing on their flags! The results are for 6th Grade- Mrs. Casalina's Studio One, 7th Grade- Mrs. Hutchins' Studio One, and 8th Grade and for the highest percentage overall with 75%- Mrs. Dirst's Studio One! Your flags will be moved shortly- let's see if you can hold on to them for the next Spirit Day!
Posted 9-26-2014 9:01 AM
Announcements 9-24-2014
Strolling string auditions begin Friday. Remember to bring your music and instrument to your audition. Be sure to try your best and enjoy the music.

Attention all 6th graders: do you love singing? Do you love making music with friends? If so 6th Grade Choir is for you! Attend the informational meeting Thursday October 2nd during lunch in room 130. Please see Mr. Spakowski with any questions.

Reminder there will be no Art Club for 6th and 7th during today's lunch recess.

8th grade Art Club will meet today after school from 3:45-4:30 in room #116.

The Highland Cross Country team did a wonderful job last night against Carl Sandburg, Roundout and St. Joes.
Awesome job Hornets!

What's the best reward for running a 5K? How about a doughnut? Sign up and participate in the Red Ribbon Race this Sunday, September 28th at the high school and receive a free doughnut from Mr. Gasick the next morning during Studio One. Please see Mr. Gasick for race forms and information.
Posted 9-24-2014 12:18 PM
Welcome Laura Pearson
Please give a warm welcome to Laura Pearson, the new administrative assistant to Marilynn Menuey, director of special education.

The Board of Education approved her hiring at the Sept. 22 meeting.
Posted 9-22-2014 4:36 PM
Welcome Katherine Murphy
Please give a warm welcome to Katherine Murphy, the new Student Services Secretary at Highland Middle School.

The Board of Education approved her hiring at the Sept. 22 meeting.
Posted 9-22-2014 4:37 PM
2015 School Board Election
Libertyville School District 70 will have three, four-year term Board of Education seats up for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election.

School board candidates can circulate nominating petitions for signatures from Sept. 23-Dec. 22. Election packets are available at the District 70 Educational Resource Center, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, the Lake County Clerk's office or through the the Lake Country Clerk's website. Nominating papers may be filed from Dec. 15-22 with the Lake County Clerk's office. A new state law prohibits candidates from filing nominating packets through their local school district.

The "2015 Candidate's Guide" can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website or the Lake County Clerk's website. Information about being a school board member can be found at the Illinois Association of School Boards website.

Candidates are invited to learn more about District 70 by perusing this D70 website.
Posted 9-19-2014 12:46 PM
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
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
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
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
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