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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.

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5Essentials Survey Now Live For Parents
The Illinois 5Essential Parent survey is now open. Please read this letter from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher to understand the importance of completing the survey and making your voice heard. 

To take the survey
 
Updated 11-16-2016 4:21 PM
Online Report Card Window Now OPEN
A+ The online report card window for Trimester 1 is now open on PowerSchool for families.  To access your child's report card when using the desktop version of PowerSchool, simply click on Grade History in the left sidebar on the home screen once you log into the program. You will then use the link provided to view.  The online report card window for Trimester 1 will remain open for the next two weeks.
Updated 11-29-2016 9:48 AM
Announcements 12-2-2016

Earlier this morning Highland held its first Classy Breakfast of the school year.  We were very proud to recognize the following students for earning the most Classy Cards for their teams during the 1st Trimester.  

Please be sure to congratulate your classmates on their accomplishment.  Now we challenge YOU to show your teacher's that YOU are worthy of being your team's Classiest Student!
 
There will be no Morning Study Hall Monday, December 5th due to events in the Learning Center.  Study Hall will be back on schedule Tuesday.
 
Reminder to the ladies in Concert Choir and Chamber Singers; there is an all women's rehearsal after school today from 3:45-4:45
 
All students interested in joining the International Thespian Society must submit programs for points by today.
 
All those interested in being a part of the Highland Talent Show need to pick up an audition form in the cafeteria during lunch.  Forms need to be turned in by December 19th.  We are also looking for publicity and stage crew members.  Any questions see Mrs. Battaglie or Mrs. VanDyke.
 

Updated 12-2-2016 9:35 AM
Announcements 12-1-2016
Desk - Student

Morning Study Hall will not be offered tomorrow or Monday, December 5th due to events in the Learning Center.
 
There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting today the first half of lunch in room 113.  All officers and representatives should attend.
 
This months’ two NJHS meetings are this week.  All members should attend the meeting after school today from 3:45-4:00 or tomorrow morning from 8:00- 8:15.  If you cannot make one of the meetings please see Mrs. Grant.
 
All students interested in joining the International Thespian Society must submit programs for points by tomorrow.
 

Updated 12-1-2016 9:06 AM
Announcements 11-30-2016
Cheerleader

Just a reminder, please bring in items for the Haven to your Studio One.  Our collection ends December 19th . Do your part to help make someone’s holiday a little brighter.
 
Don't forget Magic the Gathering Club meets after school today in Mr. Crown's class, room 109!  If you've never played, that's no problem!  Mr. Crown has plenty of cards to get you started! 
 
Talented Highland students, we hope you have been thinking about what acts you might want to prepare for the Student Talent Show.  Information forms are now available at lunchtime in the cafeteria. Your audition forms are due December 19th.  We are also looking for publicity and stage crewmembers.  Any questions see Mrs. Battaglia or Mrs. VanDyke.
 
Attention all 7th grade Poms, there is a brief meeting in Ms. Croner's room during the first half of lunch today.  Please get there ASAP.
 
All students interested in joining the International Thespian Society must submit programs for points by this Friday, Dec. 2nd.
 
There will be a 6th grade Student Council meetings next week.  Be sure to listen for the announcements.

Congratulations to the 7th grade girls' basketball team on their win last night against Elm Place.  The team is currently 3-0, way to go!
 

Updated 11-30-2016 9:03 AM
Announcements 11-29-2016
Cake

 Don't forget Magic the Gathering Club meets after school every Wednesday in Mr. Crown's class, room 109!  If you've never played, that's no problem!  Mr. Crown has plenty of cards to get you started!  See Mr. Crown if you have any questions.
 
Do you like to bake?  Are you creative? Participate in the first annual bûche de Noel contest, a cake-making contest sponsored by the French Club.  All contestants’ cakes will be judged and then eaten.  Come to room 153 after school next Thursday, December 1st for a brief informational meeting.
 

Updated 11-29-2016 9:19 AM
Announcemnts 11-28-2016
Today our collection for the Haven begins and runs through December 19th. Our goal this year is to have 120 bags filled with items for the Haven.  Please help us to reach that goal.  Bring in donations to your Studio One.  If you look around the building you will see lists of articles that are needed.  As the Pillar of Citizenship exemplifies, we should all do our best to help others in need especially around the Holiday time.
 
7th grade Speech Club will meet today during lunch in room 143.  Please bring your lunch.  See Mrs. M Smith in room 145 if you have questions.
 
Attention all Highland Students. We are in search of talent for this year’s Student Talent Show. The Talent Show will be the first week of February, but we wanted to give you time to prepare your act. Auditions will be right after we return from break on January 10th and 11th after school. Start thinking about your acts! More information will be coming soon.
 
Do you like to bake?  Are you creative? Participate in the first annual bûche de Noel contest, a cake-making contest sponsored by the French Club.  All contestants’ cakes will be judged and then eaten.  Come to room 153 after school next Thursday, December 1st for a brief informational meeting.
 
Updated 11-29-2016 9:19 AM
Calendar for 2017-18 School Year Approved
Calendar The first day of school for Libertyville School District 70 will be Aug. 23, 2017, for the 2017-18 school year.
Winter break will run from Dec. 22, 2017, through Jan 7, 2018, with spring break running March 26, 2018, through April 2, 2018. 
The Board of Education approved the new calendar during a meeting on Nov. 28. 
Updated 11-28-2016 7:51 PM
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 11-10-2016 10:06 PM
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 11-10-2016 10:07 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
Robotics Classes Offered at All D70 Schools

Robotics classes with NAO are being offered at Adler Park School on Mondays, from Nov. 28-Jan. 16, 2017; at Butterfield School on Thursdays, from Dec. 1-Jan. 19, 2017; at Copeland Manor School on Mondays, Oct. 24-Nov. 21, or on Tuesdays, from Nov. 29-Jan. 17, 2017; and at Highland Middle School with HMS and Rockland School students, on Mondays from Jan. 23, 2017-Feb. 20, 2017. Here, Supt. Schumacher talks to NAO about the robotics classes.

Updated 10-19-2016 3:52 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