District 70 - Highland Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4 Highland Announcements en-us Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:52:23 -0600 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:52:23 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4 Website Manager v4.1 Copyright 2017 District 70 Calendars for 2018-19, 2019-20 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5436 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/districtround.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>While we calculate trimesters, we&#39;d like to share important dates with you for the next two school year calendars.&nbsp;<br /><strong>For the 2018-19 School year:&nbsp;</strong><br />The first day of school for students will be Aug. 22, 2018.<br />Winter Break will run from Dec. 21, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019.<br />Spring Break will run from March 25, 2019, through March 31, 2019.&nbsp;<br /><strong>For the 2019-20 School year:&nbsp;</strong><br />The first day of school for students will be Aug. 21, 2019.<br />Winter Break will run from Dec. 20, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020.<br />Spring Break will run from March 23, 2020, through March 29, 2020.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:29:19 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5436 School Closings, Emergency Notifications http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5082 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/snowflake1.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> District&nbsp;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&nbsp;<strong>school closings or safety emergencies</strong>.<br /><br />&nbsp;There also now is an option to opt-in to receive the information via text by texting <strong>67587</strong> with either <strong>Y</strong> or <strong>YES</strong>&nbsp;as the message you send.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<em>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&nbsp;<a href="http://www.d70schools.org/?sect=dept&amp;func=cust&amp;dept_id=24&amp;cust_id=64">FAQ</a>.</em> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:02:31 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5082 Winter Break http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5435 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/districtround.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>District 70&#39;s Winter Break will begin on Friday, Dec. 22, and run through to Jan. 7, 2018, with classes resuming on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:59:48 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5435 2017-18 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Updates http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5298 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/desk-student.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p><a href="http://www.d70schools.org/lib/files/documents/30/ParentAugust2017CurriculumInstructionandAssessmentUpdatesGoogleDocs.pdf">Engaging curriculum and instruction changes</a> will create new learning opportunities in Libertyville District 70 schools this year for language arts, language skills, science, and health.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:41:23 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5298 Early Release Nov. 17 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5411 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/20172018.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> Friday, Nov. 17th, is an EARLY RELEASE day with kindergarten through fifth grade being dismissed at 1:15 p.m., and sixth-eighth grade being released at 1:45 p.m.<br /><br />The Thanksgiving holiday will run Nov. 22-24 for District 70 and schools will be closed. Classes resume Nov. 27.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:24:00 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5411 Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5452 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/camera.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> Tomorrow we will be showing Home Alone from 3:45 to 5:45 in the Learning Center. We will be holding this movie night to raise money for the Benkadi Project. &nbsp;Come show us your school and holiday spirit. &nbsp;Tomorrow is also pajama day so wear your classiest pj&rsquo;s. &nbsp;The suggested donation is $2 at the door with additional charges for the concession stand.<br /><br />Reminder to all of those interested in trying out for the Talent Show; &nbsp;pick up your audition form and informational flier in the cafeteria. &nbsp;Forms are due next week on the 18th. &nbsp;Tryouts are when we return from break on Tuesday and Wednesday the 9th and 10th of January. &nbsp;You can turn those forms in at the cafeteria or to Mrs. Battaglia or Mrs. VanDyke.<br /><br />There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting <strong>tomorrow</strong> the first half of lunch in room 113 for all representatives and officers.<br /><br />If you had art at LHS or have left pieces from last trimester please contact Mrs. Sartain or pick it up in the art room by this Friday. Attentions eighth graders: &nbsp;during lunch a few weeks ago Libertyville High School took photos of most of you during a two day period. &nbsp;If you did not have your picture taken on one of those days you can submit a candid photo of yourself to michelle.jones@128.org.<br /><br />Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls&#39; Basketball team on the win yesterday at Edgewood. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:55:19 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5452 Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5451 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/basketball.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>We will be showing Home Alone this Thursday from 3:45 to 5:45 in the Learning Center. &nbsp;We will be holding this movie night to raise money for the Benkadi Project. &nbsp;Come show us your school and holiday spirit. &nbsp;Thursday is also pajama day so wear your classiest pj&rsquo;s. &nbsp;There is a suggested donation of $2 at the door and additional charges for the concession stand.<br /><br />If you had art at LHS or have left pieces from last trimester please contact Mrs. Sartain or pick it up in the art room by this Friday the 15th.<br /><br />Congratulations to the 8th grade girls&#39; basketball team on their win yesterday at Lake Bluff.<br /><br />Recess will be indoors today.</p> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:54:26 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5451 Let The Sun Shine - Making A Difference in D70 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5368 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/sun.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io1b0c8YdL4&amp;feature=youtu.be">Libertyville School District 70 is the largest solar-powered school district in the state of Illinois.</a><br /><br />Or read about&nbsp;<a href="http://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1068">why we have solar panels on Butterfield and HMS schools.</a> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:05:55 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5368 We Have an App for That - The D70 Mobile App http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5367 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/districtround.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dsh1gfb1g&amp;feature=youtu.be">District 70 is on the go with a mobile app</a>! Download us - it&#39;s free! Available on iTunes and Google Play (search Libertyville District 70 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:05:35 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5367 FAD70 Presentation on Homework, Assessment Data http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5425 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/eyoungman.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>The slide <a href="http://www.d70schools.org/lib/files/documents/30/CurriculumInstructionAssessmentUpdate11162017.pdf">presentation&nbsp;on homework and recent assessment data shared during the Nov. 16 FAD70 meeting</a> by Dr. Erik Youngman, director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:01:33 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5425 Absence Phone Number: 847-932-0060 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5296 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/phone.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> Highland Middle School has a new direct dial Attendance line!&nbsp; With the implementation of a new phone system, parents and guardians can now report student absences by calling <span style="color:#c0392b"><strong>847-932-0060.</strong></span><br /><br />Please leave the following information in your message when reporting a child&#39;s absence: &nbsp;Child&#39;s name, child&#39;s Studio One (homeroom) teacher, your name, the date or dates, and the reason for the absence. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:54:38 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5296 Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5453 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/computer.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Tonight is the night! &nbsp;Are you enjoying your comfy pj&rsquo;s? &nbsp;After school we will be showing Home Alone from 3:45 to 5:45 in the Learning Center as a fundraiser for the Benkadi Project. &nbsp;Come to the Learning Center right after school today. &nbsp;The suggested donation is $2 at the door. &nbsp;A concession stand will also be available for an addition fee.<br /><br />There will be a Destination Imagination meeting after school next Tuesday, the 19th. &nbsp;The meeting will be located in room 148 and will last until 4:00pm. &nbsp;One representative from each team must be at this meeting. &nbsp;See Ms. Deflorio with any questions. &nbsp;<br /><br />The Haven collection will be over this coming Monday. &nbsp;Now is the time to bring in any items you have been planning to bring to your Studio One collection.<br /><br />There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting during the first half of lunch today in room 113 for all representatives and officers.<br /><br />Attentions eighth graders: &nbsp;during lunch a few weeks ago Libertyville High School took photos of most of you during a two day period. &nbsp;If you did not have your picture taken on one of those days you can submit a candid photo of yourself to michelle.jones@128.org.<br /><br />Remember there is tech help available tomorrow before school in the Learning Center from your Tech Coach Mrs. Kimbarovsky.</p> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:55:23 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5453 Homework Survey, Parent Meeting http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5445 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/districtround.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> Please take a moment to complete the Homework Survey that was emailed to every D70 family in November and again on Dec. 7th. The email was sent by Dr. Erik Youngman, director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment (schoolgroups at d70schools dot org)&nbsp;<br /><br />A <strong>parent meeting </strong>on homework protocol and international languages will be held from <strong>6-6:45 p.m. on Jan. 9 at Copeland Manor School.</strong> All parents are welcomed. Dr. Youngman will lead a presentation and discussion on both topics, which are part of the D70 2016-2021 Strategic Plan.&nbsp; Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:09:54 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5445 Calendar for the 2017-18 School Year http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5397 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/calendar.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>The <a href="http://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1301">2017-18 school year calendar</a>. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:41:47 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5397 Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5450 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/paint.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>&ldquo;I made my family disappear&hellip;I made my family disappear,&rdquo;&nbsp; favorite movie quote of anyone?&nbsp; We will be showing <em>Home Alone</em> this coming Thursday, the 14th from 3:45 to 5:45 in the Learning Center.&nbsp; We will be holding the movie night to raise money for the Benkadi Project.&nbsp; Come show us your school and holiday spirit!&nbsp; December 14<sup>th</sup> is also pajama day!&nbsp; An even better reason to cozy up to a classic movie!&nbsp; There is a suggested donation of $2 at the door and additional charges for the concession stand.<br /><br />Next Monday will be the last day to bring items for the Haven.&nbsp; It will be your last opportunity to make someone&rsquo;s Holiday extra special.&nbsp; Thanks to everyone who has already brought in items and if you haven&rsquo;t yet, there still is time.<br /><br />The deadline for the Illinois Art Poster Contest: &ldquo;The Arts Make History Come Alive&rdquo; is tomorrow.&nbsp; For the form that needs to be filled out with your submission see Mrs. Sartain.<br /><br />Speech Club will meet today during lunch/recess;&nbsp; 6<sup>th</sup> graders in Mrs. Varghese&rsquo;s room 105, 7<sup>th</sup> graders in Mrs. M. Smith room 146 and eighth grade in room 136 with Mrs. Dunlap and Mrs. Dirst.<br /><br />Congratulations to the Highland Cheerleaders who successfully competed in the Hawthorn Spirit Invitational on Friday.&nbsp; Everyone did a wonderful job and we are so proud of you!&nbsp; Also reminder there will be no cheerleading practice after school.<br /><br />Reminder if you are interested in being part of the Highland Talent Show to pick up audition forms in the cafeteria during lunchtime.&nbsp; &nbsp;The forms are due next Monday, the 18<sup>th</sup> and tryouts will be when we return from break on the 9<sup>th</sup> and 10<sup>th</sup> of January.&nbsp;&nbsp; Turn in the forms to Mrs. Battaglia and Mrs. VanDyke who can answer any questions you might have.<br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:13:56 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5450 Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5454 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/book-mouse.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Next Monday kicks off highland&rsquo;s Spirit Week and Monday is Disney Day! &nbsp;So wear your favorite Disney apparel.<br /><br />Highland Students - Don&#39;t forget to check out the Classy Card Leaderboard across from the Nurse&#39;s Office. &nbsp;So far, the top teams in Trimester 2 are 6 Gold and &nbsp;6 Maroon and it&#39;s great to see 8 Maroon back in the mix! &nbsp;The Classy Cards are showing that the 6th graders are the classiest group here at Highland...maybe the 7th and 8th graders can step up and prove those numbers wrong! And now for our Classy Students of the Week; &nbsp; as soon as you hear your name called, please report to Student Services for your prize and to get your picture taken.&nbsp; Good work keep it up!<br /><br />There will be a Destination Imagination meeting after school next Tuesday, the 19th. &nbsp;The meeting will be located in room 148 and will last until 4:00pm. &nbsp;One representative from each team must be at this meeting. &nbsp;See Ms. Deflorio with any questions. &nbsp;<br /><br />Attentions eighth graders if you did not have your picture taken in the cafeteria by the high school you can submit a candid photo of yourself to michelle.jones@128.org.<br /><br />Reminder to all of you interested in trying out for the Talent Show. &nbsp;Pick up your audition form and informational flier in the cafeteria. &nbsp; Forms are due next Monday, the 18th. &nbsp;Tryouts will be the week we return from Winter Break.<br /><br />Recess will be indoors today.</p> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:52:27 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5454