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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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HMS Open House 2017
Schoolhouse

 

Please join us on April 12th, from 7-8:30 pm for Highland Middle School's Open House.  Bring the family to walk around and view displays in many classrooms.  Hope to see you there.

Updated 3-24-2017 9:20 AM
Announcements 3-24-2017
Beach

Good morning Highland.  It's that time where we recognize our "Classy Students of the Week".  When you hear your name, please report to Mr. Cholipski's office for your prize and to get your picture taken.  On this last day before Spring Break it's important that we ALL remember to be a Class Act!  Happy Friday!

Thank you to those of you who have participated in this week's Spirit Week!  We've seen some impressive outfits and tons of School Spirit.  Studio One participation points are still being tallied up.  Once we come back from Spring Break we'll be very excited to announce the winners and recognize the Studio Ones with the most school spirit!  Well done, Hornets!

Good luck to our 8th grade Hornet as he represents Highland at the state National Geographic Bee competition next Friday.

Attention all 8th grade students attending LHS next year. On Wednesday April 5th during your PE/Life Skills/ Health class you will take your picture for your LHS ID. If you are absent from school on this date, please contact the high school for more information. We will not have a make-up date here at Highland.

Attention all students; we will be PARCC testing at the end of April and we need you to bring in a pair of headphones for the test.  Collection will start on April 5th after we get back from Spring Break.  You will hand these in to your science teacher.  Please place your headphones in a clear zip lock bag.  The headphones and bag should be labeled with your first and last name.

Have a safe and fun Spring Break see you on Monday, April 3rd.

Updated 3-24-2017 9:01 AM
Announcements 3-23-2017

Tomorrow is the last day of Spirit Week. Either dress in the clothes of where you are going for Spring Break or dress to impress.

Thank you to all that participated in Riddle Wednesday. The answer to the riddle was.... no one, the doctors were his sisters! A drawing took place yesterday and if your name is called please stop by Student Services after the bell for your prize.

Attention all students; we will be PARCC testing at the end of April and we need you to bring in a pair of headphones for the test.  Collection will start on April 5th after we get back from Spring Break.  You will hand these in to your science teacher.  Please place your headphones in a clear zip lock bag.  The headphones and bag should be labeled with your first and last name.

Students interested in playing in the Pit Orchestra for Spamalot should plan to attend a meeting in the Music room this afternoon with Mr. Spakowski from 3:45-4:15.  

Updated 3-23-2017 9:03 AM
Announcements 3-22-2017

Tomorrow is “Decade Day.”  Wear your favorite outfit from the decade of your choice.  Rock a poodle skirt, bell bottoms, high top sneakers, scrunchies and more.  Don’t forget to join us after school this afternoon for “Movie Night” featuring McFarland, USA.  The suggested donation is $2 and baked goods and water will be for sale all benefitting The Sports Shed.

Students interested in playing in the Pit Orchestra for Spamalot should plan to attend a meeting in the Music room tomorrow with Mr. Spakowski from 3:45-4:15. To see the list of the instruments we hope to have in this year's pit, check the bulletin board in the music room.

"The Magic the Gathering Club" is canceled for today.  We will meet up again Wednesday after break.  If you have any questions please see Mr. Crown. The “End of the Season Wrestling Party” is today in the North Gym after school until 4:45.  All wrestlers who participated this year should attend.  Awards will be handed out and Coach Eggert from the High School will be joining us.  

Recess will be indoors today.

Updated 3-22-2017 9:22 AM
Announcements 3-21-2017

Tomorrow is “pajama bottom” and “classy top day.”  Wear your comfiest PJ bottoms and dress to impress on top.  Be sure to follow our school dress code.  Also don’t forget to join us after school tomorrow for another movie night featuring McFarland, USA.  A $2 donation is suggested.  Baked goods and water will be for sale!

Peer Helpers who are going to visit the elementary schools,  please remember to bring in your permission slips!

The “End of the Season Wrestling Party” will be Wednesday this week in the North Gym after school until 4:45.  All wrestlers who participated this year should attend.  Awards will be handed out and Coach Eggert from the High School will be joining us.  PLEASE BRING YOUR SINGLET TO TURN IN TO COACH CROWN.  If you cannot make the party please turn your singlet in to Coach Crown in room 109.

Updated 3-21-2017 9:13 AM
D70 Follows the Law, No Campaigning
District 70 Libertyville School District 70 follows the law and does not support or endorse any political candidate. 

 

Updated 3-21-2017 11:58 AM
Announcements 3-20-2017

Tomorrow is Color War Day.  Let’s see which grade level has the most spirit!  6th graders wear any shade of blue.  7th graders try to wear as much red as you can and lastly 8th grade we want you to wear your best green outfit.  Also don’t forget to join us after school on Wednesday for another movie night featuring McFarland, USA!

The Science Olympiad team had their Regional competition this weekend.  Six students won medals. Way to go team!

Peer Helpers who are going to visit the elementary schools please remember to bring in your permission slips!

The “End of the Season Wrestling Party” will be Wednesday this week in the North Gym after school until 4:45.  All wrestlers who participated this year should attend.  Awards will be handed out and Coach Eggert from the High School will be joining us.  PLEASE BRING YOUR SINGLET TO TURN IN TO COACH CROWN.  If you cannot make the party please turn your singlet in to Coach Crown in room 109.

Updated 3-20-2017 9:02 AM
2017-18 Kindergarten Registration Is Now Open
Blackboard Registration for students attending kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year is LIVE on this website.

To access the link, click on the “NewStudents 2017-2018” button from the Home Menu on the left side of this page.

This page hosts the information parents need to complete the registration process and includes a Frequently Asked Questions section. 
Updated 1-25-2017 3:33 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
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
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