District 70 needs your help in planning for kindergarten classes for the upcoming 2014-15 school year.
Beginning Monday, Dec. 9, a "Kindergarten Registration" tab will appear on the left side of this website and on each of the school websites.
Parents may click this tab to gain access to information about kindergarten registration. The first step is to complete the Kindergarten Round Up form, which also will be available in paper format in the registration packets. While online, parents also will find registration forms, FAQ about full-day and half-day kindergarten, general information, medical forms, and financial aid forms.
Thank you for providing the information we need to help plan for kindergarten staffing in the fall.
Posted 12-4-2013 10:48 AM
*Attention: all 8th graders: it's time to put on your dancin' shoes. The 8th grade dance is next Friday from 7-9 pm. Please bring your Highland ID and a new or gently used book or winter clothing item like a hat or gloves for admittance to the dance. Remember jeans, shorts and athletic or sweat pants cannot be worn to the dance and to follow the Highland dress code.
Girl Scout Troop #40850 is collecting donations for the Orphans of the Storm shelter for homeless cats and dogs. The donations will be collected from December 9th through the 13th. A copy of the wish list will be on the collection box which is located in the hall outside the custodians' office. There will also be copies of the wish list for you to pick up in Student Services. We are collecting items such as food, treats, beds, toys, combs and brushes for the dogs and cats in need. You support is greatly appreciated
Posted 12-6-2013 9:24 AM
This month's NJHS meetings are after school today from 3:45 to 4:00 and tomorrow morning from 8:00 to 8:15. Please make sure to attend one of these meetings in room 113.
Girl Scout Troop #40850 is collecting donations for the Orphans of the Storm shelter for homeless cats and dogs. The donations will be collected from December 9th through the 13th. A copy of the wish list will be on the collection box which is located in the hall outside the custodians' office. There will also be copies of the wish list for you to pick up in Student Services. We are collecting items such as food, treats, beds, toys, combs and brushes for the dogs and cats in need. You support is greatly appreciated.
Posted 12-5-2013 9:05 AM
Calling all 6th graders interested in joining Speech Club! Please come to Mrs. Varghese's room, #105 during the first half of 6th period for our second meeting! Feel free to bring your lunch.
Posted 12-4-2013 9:16 AM
|FAQ on Kindergarten Registration|
An FAQ for parents on kindergarten offerings from District 70 for the 2014-15 school year is now available for your review.
Posted 12-4-2013 4:05 PM
There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting today during the first half of lunch in room #113.
Our collection for the Haven has started this week and will run through December 19th. Please remember to bring in the needed items to your Studio One. Look around the building and in your Studio One to see what items are listed as being needed. As the Pillar of Citizenship exemplifies, we should all do our best to help others in need especially around the Holiday time.
Posted 12-3-2013 9:16 AM
|Upcoming School Holidays, Releases|
Please take note of the upcoming school holidays and early releases:
Dec. 23-Jan. 5, 2014: Winter Break.
Jan. 6, 2014 - Classes Resume.
Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No school.
Jan. 22 - Early Release, Highland only, 1:45 p.m.
Jan. 23 - Early Release. Full-time Kindy-5th, 1:15 p.m.
No half-day Kindergarten
Early Release, Highland, 1:45 p.m.
Jan. 24 - No School.
Posted 8-22-2013 6:06 PM
Attention all 6th grade Art Club members. We have a change in the schedule: there will not be meeting this week. The December meetings will be during lunch/recess next week, December 10th,, 11th, 12th and 13th. Please see Mrs. Russell's website if you have any questions.
Garbage bags, paper towels, tissue, sponges, do you have any extra of these items lying around your house; well bring them in for the Haven! Starting today through the 19th you can bring items like these into your Studio One and help fill up your bag with items. This year our goal is to have 120 bags filled with donations for the Haven. Help us to reach our goal. For a complete list there will be fliers posted around the school or ask your Studio One teacher. Thank you for your generosity; it will be greatly appreciated by families in our community.
Posted 12-2-2013 9:33 AM
|Special Parent Meeting To Discuss Iowa Testing|
District 70 psychologists will host a meeting to help parents understand Iowa Assessment scores at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Copeland Manor School lunchroom.
IOWAs were administered to third through eighth grade students in October and scores were mailed home to parents at the end of November.
This is a parent-only event.
Posted 12-2-2013 11:57 AM
|Calendar Highlights for 2014-15|
For the 2014-15 school year - the first day of school will be Aug. 20, 2014;
winter break will run from Dec. 22, 2014 through Jan. 2, 2015;
and spring break will run from March 30 to April 3, 2015.
The calendar, to date, for the 2014-15 school year has been posted on the regular D70 calendar online on this website.
Posted 12-2-2013 4:04 PM
Mr. John Raymond spoke to 7th grade students today about his experience in the Our Lady of Angels School Fire in 1958. 7th grade students learned about fire safety throughout the day. This team day was designed by staff to align with the school's new fundraising initiative with Camp I am Me (http://www.ifsa.org/camp-i-am-me)
Posted 11-26-2013 10:39 AM
|Report Cards will be issued electronically|
Highland Middle School is excited to announce that report cards will now be issued electronically. On November 22nd, parents and students will be able to access report cards electronically via PowerSchool. If you do not have access to PowerSchool yet, please contact the main office.
Posted 11-12-2013 10:15 AM
|Dr. Schumacher's Top 10 List of Gratitude|
Thanksgiving Gratitude List
The 2013 Thanksgiving season has swiftly arrived. It is so fitting that at this time we annually pause and reflect on some of the things for which we are so grateful. This year, like many others, brings an abundance of reasons to show gratitude.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."-- John F. Kennedy
Each person who is part of, or connected in some way to, Libertyville School District 70, has a unique role and contributes to the bigger picture known as the "greater learning community." In that sense, a community is similar to a family. The members of this family comprise a unique and very special school district. Together each talented person and the gifts they possess reflect the community at large. As such, and as a result of all, we have many reasons for which to be grateful.
Each year I offer a list that has changed and matured over time. As we head into the holiday season and appreciate our Thanksgiving holiday, I would, again, like to share with you Dr. Schumacher's Top Ten things for which I am thankful, this, and every year.
1.) I am thankful for a devoted school community that cultivates high quality performance and promotes excellence in education.
2.) I am thankful for a dynamic, and dedicated, district-wide staff who work to instill a positive educational climate, and provide creativity and enthusiasm for each child's learning.
3.) I am thankful for an energetic and enthusiastic student population who fill me with heartfelt joy and remind me daily how much I appreciate being in the field of education.
4.) I am thankful for the spirited family association members who devote extended vitality and countless hours to school-related functions, fund-raising activities, and social opportunities that motivate and bring our school community together.
5.) I am thankful for dedicated school board members who focus on District 70 priorities and pledge themselves to addressing the educational best interest of all children.
6.) I am thankful for the highly respectable and profoundly supportive central office and administrative team who guide our district with positive insight and direction, with a commitment to assisting the students and staff as they grow and learn in their roles.
7.) I am thankful for a wonderful family who continue to inspire me to do, and offer, my very best.
8.) I am thankful for compassionate and accepting friends who keep me grounded, and assist me in finding joy in all aspects of life.
9.) I am thankful for my health and the ability to support and assist those in need.
10.) And last, but certainly not least, I am thankful that the road construction on Milwaukee Avenue will come to closure before the New Year!
I wish you all a wonderful, safe and plentiful Thanksgiving holiday.
Guy Schumacher, Superintendent
Posted 11-25-2013 5:08 PM
|We did it! Highland Middle School reaches goal!|
Highland Middle School reached its goal of raising over $10,000 for the COVE organization. We helped to create a piggery at a school in Africa. In this photo, the Student Council Presidents (Kylie Rodriguez, Ian Cox, & EJ Chen) hold up a check to the COVE. Highland's next charitable cause will be to help CAMP I AM ME. Click here to learn more about the organization.
Posted 11-12-2013 12:23 PM
|Sheltering from the Storm Project|
A fundraiser to help the people of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan AND southern Illinois residents picking up after a brutal tornado, called Sheltering From the Storm, will run in D70 from Nov. 18 through Dec. 13.
Half of the monies (checks can be made out to Libertyville School District 70) collected will be used to purchase Shelter Boxes for Filipinos effected by the natural disaster. Shelter Box USA would then provide Shelter Boxes consisting of a 10-person tent, mosquito netting, mats, bedding, water purification systems, a stove and cooking utensils to the Philippines.
Half of the monies collected will be given to the American Red Cross Central Illinois to help our neighbors.
The District 70 Character Counts Committee is sponsoring the fundraiser.
Posted 11-15-2013 2:51 PM
|School Closing Procedures for Winter Weather|
As we head into the winter season, please take a few moments to review our school closing procedures.
There are several ways that the information will be delivered to you, as well as several methods for you to use to search for the information.
Posted 11-14-2013 11:28 AM
|Thank you HFA!|
A big thank you to our HFA here at Highland. The HFA's generous support has made it possible to add a new multi-media presentation system to the Highland Learning Center. To learn more about the new media system click here.
Posted 11-4-2013 1:00 PM
|Strategic Plans Thrives with Technology|
D70 Tech Director Pam Imholz, far right, works with teachers to provide them with the technology training and support they need to enhance their lessons as stated in the Strategic Plan.
Technology Literacy Coaches Jill Przybylski and Caren Kimbarovsky also conduct workshops to work with teachers with technology, as well as work one-on-one with instructors and visit classrooms for special projects.
Posted 11-13-2013 9:48 AM
|Law Enforcement Safety Drills|
Libertyville police, as well as firefighters and paramedics participated in a safety drill Friday at Butterfield School.
All District 70 schools this year have completed safety drills with law enforcement officials. The drills, where classrooms were locked down while students hid out of sight, allowed law enforcement and school officials to work together to check procedures and security.
Posted 11-8-2013 4:41 PM
|FAQ on Adequately Yearly Progress and What It Means|
Learn more about No Child Left Behind and Adequate Yearly Progress and what it means to D70 and you.
Posted 11-4-2013 9:42 AM
|D70 Wins Bright A+ Award|
Libertyville Elementary District 70 is being honored for its high student academic performance with a Bright A+ Award.
The 2013 Bright A+ Award is based on school districts with academic performance in the top 5 percent of the state. Libertyville was one of 60 districts in Illinois (out of 866) to receive the award, now in its 15th year.
Posted 11-1-2013 3:32 PM
|School Report Cards Now Posted|
Learn more about District 70's annual Illinois "School Report Cards," which provide information about the performance and demographics of our schools.
The snapshot of data provided is based largely on how students scored in the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT), a series of standardized tests mandated by the State of Illinois and administered each spring.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has revised the School Report Cards for 2013. For more information about the report cards and the revisions, please see the FAQ provided by the ISBE.
Posted 10-29-2013 3:57 PM
|8th Grade Volleyball Champions!|
Back to back Volleyball Champs! Congratulations to the 8th grade girls' volleyball team on winning the Lakeside Conference Championship (again). The Hornets knocked off Oak Grove in 2 games to take home the championship trophy! Way to go girls on an incredible undefeated season! The skills you demonstrated each game were amazing and your character was first class. Thank you for all that you have done!
Posted 10-18-2013 1:56 PM
|Pertussis Cases Reported at Highland Middle School|
Two cases of Pertussis (aka Whooping Cough) have been reported at Highland Middle School as of Oct. 10, 2013. All middle school students are required to have a Pertussis booster Tdap vaccine since 2011 as a way to battle the infection.
For more information, please read this letter.
Posted 10-10-2013 3:28 PM
|Podcast About Standards-Based Reporting|
Learn more about standards-base reporting through a podcast that provides an overview about the benefits of standards-based reporting and how it relates to District 70's applications of learning.
Posted 9-4-2013 11:17 AM
|Welcome Back Podcast from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher|
Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher offers a "Welcome Back" podcast for the 2013-14 school year, including some changes ahead and some considerations brought up by a recent parent survey.
Posted 8-28-2013 2:53 PM
|District 70 Assessment Update|
Learn more about assessments being administered in Libertyville District 70.
Posted 8-30-2013 10:43 AM
|2013-2014 School Supply List|
To view the 2013-2014 Highland Middle School Supply List, click here
Posted 6-13-2013 11:27 AM
|Parent FAQ on New ISAT Cut Scores|
An informative FAQ for parents on the new ISAT Cut Scores for 2012 ISAT being release this year and why the changes are taking place.
The FAQ is provided by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Posted 7-23-2013 9:33 AM