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  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • Top Chef with Mrs. VanDyke

    Top Chef with Mrs. VanDyke

  • 7th Graders are ready to learn Social Studies

    7th Graders are ready to learn Social Studies

  • Badminton in Gym Class

    Badminton in Gym Class

  • Highland 8th Grade Soccer Players

    Highland 8th Grade Soccer Players

  • Walk for Water

    Walk for Water

    Students experienced what life would be like if they had to walk 3.5 miles to get their water

  • Youth & Family Counseling speaking with 6th

    Youth & Family Counseling speaking with 6th

  • NHJS makes lunches for PADS

    NHJS makes lunches for PADS

  • Students learn W. African Drumming

    Students learn W. African Drumming

    Helen Bond of the Benkadi Project teaching drumming on the djembe

  • Students compete in a Cross Country Meet

    Students compete in a Cross Country Meet

  • Drama Club puts on a Murder Mystery

    Drama Club puts on a Murder Mystery

  • Mr. Diaz teaches his class Salsa Dancing

    Mr. Diaz teaches his class Salsa Dancing

  • Students celebrate Day of the Dead

    Students celebrate Day of the Dead

  • Students Celebrate International Peace Day

    Students Celebrate International Peace Day

  • 6th Graders learn to sew

    6th Graders learn to sew

  • Students learn how to program Sphero

    Students learn how to program Sphero

  • Going for the win!

    Going for the win!

  • Students had visitors from Angers, France

    Students had visitors from Angers, France

  • Concert Choir performs for Peace Day

    Concert Choir performs for Peace Day

  • Mrs. Janossy instructs the morning orchestra

    Mrs. Janossy instructs the morning orchestra

  • Student Vs. Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Student Vs. Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Highland raised $700 for our school charity at this event!

  • Students having fun in Spanish Class

    Students having fun in Spanish Class

  • Controlling Garageband using Makey Makey

    Controlling Garageband using Makey Makey

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Opt-In To Be Notified By Text Of School Closings
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To be notified by D70 for schools closings by text you must OPT-IN for the service. 

Severe snowfall or extremely cold weather traditionally occur in January, February, and March in our area. Receive school closing information due to snowfall or cold weather via text by texting 67587 with either Y or YES as the message you send. For more information, contact Director of Technology Pam Imholz at 847-362-9695. 

 This text (SMS) service only will be used in the event of school closings or a school emergency. 

Updated 1-10-2018 10:25 AM
Calendar for 2019-20 School Year Breaks
District 70

While we calculate trimesters, we'd like to share important dates with you for the 2019-20 school year calendar. 

For the 2019-20 School year: 
The first day of school for students will be Aug. 21, 2019.
Winter Break will run from Dec. 20, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020.
Spring Break will run from March 23, 2020, through March 29, 2020. 

Updated 1-11-2018 4:33 PM
Student-Led Conference Information
Meeting Student-Led Conferences will be held on February 14th & February 15th.  Use the link below to find more information.

Student-Led Conferences

 

Updated 1-10-2018 9:22 AM
Announcements 1-18-2018
Cheerleader

There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting today the first half lunch in Mrs. Grant's room!  All representatives and officers must attend the meeting to plan our dance next Friday night!  If you cannot make the meeting please see Mrs. Grant.

All students participating in the Talent Show we will be having a meeting tomorrow during the first half of your lunch period in MRs. Van Dyke's room.

Reminder to all students who would like to audition for James and the Giant Peach, Jr; workshops are everyday this week during recess.  Come and prepare for the audition.  If you missed the informational meeting and still would like to audition, please see Mrs. Burton in #108 or Mr. Spakowski room #130.

Hey Highland students!  Are you looking to meet new people? Want to have fun and be more social with some of your fellow Hornets?  Well, be a part of the Inclusion Revolution!  Come and check out the newest group here at HMS, Highland Buddies! Take part in making Highland a community where everyone has a place and feels included.  If you are intrigued and would like to know more, come to our inaugural meeting next Thursday, January 25th from 3:45 to 4:30 in the Highland Learning Center.  We will give out more information there about what Highland Buddies is all about!  All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

Congratulations to the 8th grade Girls' Basketball Team on their win yesterday against Millburn.  The team advances to the Final 4!  Way to go and good luck tonight.

Attention 7th and 8th grade boys.  Interested in trying out for boy’s volleyball? Tryouts will be held Tuesday, January 23rd and Wednesday, January 24th from 3:45 to 5:30.

Recess in indoors today.

Updated 1-18-2018 9:03 AM
Announcements 1-17-2018
People

The Adler Winter Carnival is on February 3rd at Adler Park School and they are looking for volunteers to help with games and concessions. If you are interested in helping please stop by Student Services for more information.

Today's 8th grade Student Council meeting is canceled. Reminder to all students who would like to audition for James and the Giant Peach, Jr; workshops are everyday this week during recess.  Come and prepare for the audition.  If you missed the informational meeting and still would like to audition, please see Mrs. Burton in #108 or Mr. Spakowski room #130.

Hey Highland students!  Are you looking to meet new people? Want to have fun and be more social with some of your fellow Hornets?  Well, be a part of the Inclusion Revolution!  Come and check out the newest group here at HMS, Highland Buddies! Take part in making Highland a community where everyone has a place and feels included.  If you are intrigued and would like to know more, come to our inaugural meeting next Thursday, January 25th from 3:45 to 4:30 in the Highland Learning Center.  We will give out more information there about what Highland Buddies is all about!  All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

Attention 7th and 8th grade boys.  Interested in trying out for boy’s volleyball? Tryouts will be held Tuesday, January 23rd and Wednesday, January 24th from 3:45 to 5:30. Permission slips can be found on the Highland Athletics website as well as in the gym. Check with Mr. Romano or Mr. Rumpf for more details.

Recess will be indoors today.

Updated 1-17-2018 9:24 AM
Announcements 1-16-2018
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8th grade Speech Club will be meeting today during 7th period in Mrs. Dunlap’s room.

The Adler Winter Carnival is on February 3rd at Adler Park School and they are looking for volunteers to help with games and concessions. If you are interested in helping please stop by students services for more information.

Attention 7th and 8th grade boys.  Interested in trying out for boy’s volleyball? Tryouts will be held Tuesday, January 23rd and Wednesday, January 24th from 3:45 to 5:30.     7th grade tryouts will be in the South gym.     8th grade tryouts will be in the North gym. Participants must have a signed permission slip and a current physical in order to attend tryouts.  You can check a list outside the nurse's office to see if you have a current physical.  Permission slips can be found on the Highland Athletics website as well as in the gym. Check with Mr. Romano or Mr. Rumpf for more details.

Recess will be indoors today.

Updated 1-16-2018 9:23 AM
Announcements 1-12-2018
Basketball

All 7th and 8th graders interested in auditioning for the Spring Musical “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” should come to the informational meeting TODAY during recess.  The meeting will be in the music room #130.  If you have questions please ask Mrs. Burton, Mr. Spakowski or Ms. Rollefson.

Do you want a Highland yearbook?  Our yearbook staff has been working hard on putting together an AMAZING collection of photos, stories and surveys for you all.  Please get out your assignment notebook RIGHT NOW...we're waiting.  Please write a reminder to ask your parents tonight if you have ordered a yearbook.  YOU MUST ORDER BY JANUARY 26TH!  We do not want you to miss out!  If you have questions, please ask Ms. Croner, Mrs. Raymond or Mr. Romano.

Reminder there will be 8th grade Speech Club next Tuesday during 7th period.

Congratulations to the 7th grade girl's basketball team on completing their undefeated regular season with a victory over Northwood last night. Good luck in the conference tournament next week! Recess will be indoors today.

Updated 1-12-2018 11:23 AM
Announcements 1-11-2018
Book Mouse

This month’s NJHS meetings are this week. We will meet today after school 3:15 to 4:00 and tomorrow morning from 8:00 to 8:15 in Mrs. Grant’s room.  Please make sure to attend one of the meetings.

Do you want a Highland yearbook?  Our yearbook staff has been working hard on putting together an AMAZING collection of photos, stories and surveys for you all.  Please get out your assignment notebook RIGHT NOW...we're waiting.  Please write a reminder to ask your parents if you have ordered a yearbook.  YOU MUST ORDER BY JANUARY 26TH!  We do not want you to miss out!  If you have questions, please ask Ms. Croner, Mrs. Raymond or Mr. Romano.

Reminder the Tech Coach Mrs. Kimbarovsky will be available for Google help in the Learning Center tomorrow morning.

All 7th and 8th graders interested in auditioning for the Spring Musical “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” should come to the informational meeting tomorrow during their recess.  The meeting will be in the music room #130.  If you have questions please ask Mrs. Burton, Mr. Spakowski or Ms. Rollefson. Reminder there will be 8th grade Speech Club next Tuesday during 7th period.

Recess will be indoors today.

Updated 1-11-2018 9:02 AM
Calendar for the 2018-19 School Year
Calendar

The calendar for the 2018-19 school year. 

Updated 1-11-2018 1:52 PM
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 11-29-2017 6:02 PM
Absence Phone Number: 847-932-0060
Phone Highland Middle School has a new direct dial Attendance line!  With the implementation of a new phone system, parents and guardians can now report student absences by calling 847-932-0060.

Please leave the following information in your message when reporting a child's absence:  Child's name, child's Studio One (homeroom) teacher, your name, the date or dates, and the reason for the absence.
Updated 11-16-2017 7:54 AM
FAD70 Presentation on Homework, Assessment Data
Erik Youngman

The slide presentation on homework and recent assessment data shared during the Nov. 16 FAD70 meeting by Dr. Erik Youngman, director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. 

Updated 11-16-2017 4:01 PM
We Have an App for That - The D70 Mobile App
District 70 District 70 is on the go with a mobile app! Download us - it's free! Available on iTunes and Google Play (search Libertyville District 70
Updated 10-3-2017 11:05 AM
Let The Sun Shine - Making A Difference in D70
Sun Libertyville School District 70 is the largest solar-powered school district in the state of Illinois.

Or read about why we have solar panels on Butterfield and HMS schools.
Updated 10-3-2017 11:05 AM
2017-18 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Updates
Desk - Student

Engaging curriculum and instruction changes will create new learning opportunities in Libertyville District 70 schools this year for language arts, language skills, science, and health.
 

Updated 8-16-2017 10:41 AM