|Schools Busy All Summer Long|
|Even though school is out for the summer, Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher talks about how schools are busy all summer long with Summer School, cleaning, mateniance and construction improvements in a new podcast.|
|Posted 6-13-2013 11:27 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|
|Save the date -- HMS Fall Preview 2013|
|Save the date -- on 8/12/13 & 8/13/13, incoming 6th grade students will come to HMS to verify residency and get their child's schedule. Students will also be able to walk the halls, try their lockers, and purchase gym uniforms. Incoming 7th and 8th grade students are welcome too. For specific residency information and hours, click here|
|Posted 6-10-2013 3:30 PM|
|Highland Office Summer Hours|
|Highland Middle School's Main Office is open Monday through Thursday from 7 am - 4 pm during the month of June. We will be closed from Noon - 1 pm for lunch.|
|Posted 6-10-2013 7:47 AM|
|Calendar for the 2013-14 School Year|
Here is the calendar for the 2013-14 school year.
The first day of school for kindergarten (half-day runs 9:45-10:15 a.m. and 12:15-12:45 p.m. with parents riding the bus, while full-day stays the entire day) through eighth grade is Aug. 21.
Class begins at 8:15 a.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade, and at 8:50 a.m. for sixth through eighth grade. Class ends at 2:45 p.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade, and at 3:35 p.m. for sixth through eighth grade.
|Posted 6-11-2013 11:27 AM|
|Monies for Moore|
District 70 will donate $2,500 to help the victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Ok., earlier in May.
The fundraiser, called "Monies for Moore - The Moore We Can Offer, The Better," was held in the last few weeks of school.
The district's Character Counts Committee set out collection containers in each school office. Monies collected are being donated to the Moore Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund to help school families with recovery.
"I'm grateful, on behalf of our Libertyville schools, that we could, in such a short amount of time, collect money in support of the Moore school community," said Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher.
|Posted 6-13-2013 10:15 AM|
|Youngman Named New Curriculum & Instruction Director|
Erik Youngman, principal of Copeland Manor School, has been named the new D70 Director of Curriculum & Instruction.
He replaces Kathy Dinger, who is leaving to become a superintendent downstate.
Youngman has been principal of Copeland Manor for the last eight years. He served as an assistant principal for three years at two Woodland schools, having started his career as a first grade teacher.
|Posted 5-28-2013 11:30 AM|
|New Copeland Manor Principal Lori Poelking|
District 70 welcomes Lori Poelking as the new principal of Copeland Manor School as of July 1.
For the last six years, Poelking has been principal of South Elementary School in Des Plaines District 62. Before that she was an assistant principal at Westgate School in Arlington Heights School District 25. She was a gifted specialist and a third grade teacher before moving into administration.
She replaces Erik Youngman, who is moving into the D70 Director of Curriculum & Instruction role.
|Posted 5-28-2013 11:41 AM|
|RAPTOR Security System|
|Please click here to read more information about Highland's new Raptor Security System.|
|Posted 5-10-2013 10:40 AM|
|Prin. Hallmark Featured on National Blog|
Principal Jon Hallmark talks about how he helps motivate almost 1,000 students at Highland Middle School on a national blog by motivational speaker and author Mawi Asgedom.
Hallmark uses character building aspects in every day learning and has the entire school raising money to build a piggery in Uganda.
One of his key phrases is "harness their energy."
|Posted 5-8-2013 2:17 PM|
|Hornet Hustle 4-6-2013|
|The Hornet Hustle was a huge success! Thanks to all who participated and thank you to all the staff who made it possible. Thank you for supporting this cause.|
|Posted 3-2-2013 1:22 PM|
|Highland Middle School administration made arrangements to have Vernon Hills School Resource Officer Andy Jones come meet with students to discuss making good choices when using cellular phones and other technology. If you would like to view a recording of the presentation made by Officer Jones, click here|
|Posted 4-3-2013 3:26 PM|
|Mawi Asgedom Visits HMS|
|Author, Mawi Asgedom, visited HMS on 3/1/13. Here he is talking with students about his book. He also spoke with students about how being a 'Class Act' can help students influence others.|
|Posted 3-2-2013 12:46 PM|
|Penny Wars have arrived at Highland! Help your grade win and raise money for the Cove. Bring change to the lunchroom and use pennies to increase the amount in your grade's bin and silver coins to decrease the amount in the bins of the other grades. Student Council is sponsoring the Penny Wars and will last until spring break. Here 6th grade student council members count some of the pennies collected.|
|Posted 2-28-2013 2:53 PM|
|Changes in ISAT Cut Scores|
In anticipation of a new testing framework in 2014-2015, the Illinois State Board of Education is recalculating the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) performance expectations for reading and mathematics.
Higher performance expectations will likely result in a downward shift of where our students rank in meeting and/or exceeding state standards on the tests. This is not an indication that our students know less or are less academically capable or prepared, but that they are being measured against more rigorous standards.
|Posted 2-6-2013 4:05 PM|
|Highland is a Class Act|
|HMS has unveiled a new character education initiative for our students. As a district we are committed to delivering character education through the framework of Character Counts. Our goal was to create an age appropriate extension of those values established in elementary school. The "Class Act" value statements translate the six pillars of Character Counts into positive behaviors at Highland Middle School. "Class Act" helps communicate the expectations we have for our entire HMS community. These values give us common language to use throughout the building, regardless of grade level or location. We all share the responsibility for creating a positive environment for learning and growing, and this just helps HMS be a class act. To see our Class Act document, click on the documents page of our website.|
|Posted 11-16-2012 12:39 PM|
|D70 Full-Day Kindg. Featured in Tribune|
The Chicago Tribune ran a story today (Jan. 29) on its front page about full-day kindergarten, featuring Libertyville Elementary District 70.
See how parent requests for full-day evolved with Supt. Schumacher's vision and the hard work and skills of teachers Karen Forkner and Angela Pontarelli.
|Posted 1-29-2013 12:33 PM|
|Follow us on Twitter!|
|Highland Middle School is now on Twitter. Click here to take a look! You don't need an account to see what's been going on ... simply click on the link.|
|Posted 10-1-2012 1:24 PM|
|Supt. Addresses School Safety Concerns|
|Libertyville Elementary District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher assures families of student safety at the schools as he talks about the current emergency management protocol in a new podcast.|
|Posted 12-17-2012 4:00 PM|
|The School Report Card|
|The School Report Card is used as a tool to inform the community about public schools in Illinois and contains information pertaining to school enrollment, average class size, time dedicated to subject area, teacher experience, school finances, and student performance. District 70 school report cards are available within the Curriculum Department on our district website at www.d70schools.org. Copies may also be requested from your school office.|
|Posted 10-23-2012 11:47 AM|
|New Account System for Lunchroom at Highland|
|Please click here to learn about important information regarding the new lunch account system at Highland Middle School.|
|Posted 8-23-2012 1:20 PM|
|HMS Pick-up and Drop-off Procedures|
|Click here to see a letter from the Chief of Police regarding pick up and drop off procedures at Highland Middle School. You can also visit the "Drop Off Procedures" tab for more information.|
|Posted 8-21-2012 6:50 PM|