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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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Incoming 6th grade Parent Night
Meeting

Highland Middle School will be holding a parent information night on Wednesday, May 2nd @ 7PM at Highland Middle School (310 W. Rockland Road).  This event is for parents only. Administration will meet with parents in the North Gym to discuss what to expect as your child enters sixth grade. We will also provide information regarding the sixth grade curriculum and information overall about Highland Middle School. We hope you can join us.

Updated 4-19-2018 7:49 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
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 4-4-2018 12:16 PM
Announcements 4-20-2018
Pizza

Reminder to Peer Helpers;  interviews will take place today.  Remember to go to the Counseling Center with your lunch during your scheduled interview time.

Students please come by the Art Room and pick up any artwork that has been displayed in the room or one of the displays.

Bring money on the 25th for the donut sale before school.   All proceeds will support the Benkadi Project.

Last chance to empty out your closet!  All shoes must be dropped off outside Mrs. Oshinski's Room by next Wednesday the 25.

Updated 4-20-2018 9:06 AM
Announcements 4-19-2018
Sun

6th grade Student Council officers and representatives will be meeting today the first half of lunch and recess in Mrs. Lutz’s room.  Only bring your lunch if you eat the first half.

Don’t forget to bring money for the doughnut sale on the 25th.  All proceeds will go to the Benkadi Project. All donuts should be eaten before the school day starts.

It's time to clean out your closets!  For the next two weeks, Highland will be collecting shoes for the ReUse-A-Shoe program.  All types of shoes, in all conditions will be accepted.  Please drop them in the bin outside of Mrs. Oshinski's room, #114, or the Learning Center.

Updated 4-19-2018 9:11 AM
Announcements 4-18-2018
Donut 2

Do you like donuts?  Well if you do before school on April 25th starting at 8:15 until school begins,  donuts will be sold outside at the recess doors for 2 dollars each.  All proceeds will go to the Benkadi Project so be sure to bring your money next Wednesday.  All donuts should be eaten before entering the building.

6th grade Student Council officers and representatives will be meeting tomorrow in Mrs. Lutz’s room.

It's time to clean out your closets!  For the next two weeks, Highland will be collecting shoes for the ReUse-A-Shoe program.  All types of shoes, in all conditions will be accepted.  Please drop them in the bin outside of Mrs. Oshinski's room, #114, or the Learning Center. After you check your closets for shoes, check your bookshelves for books to donate to Book Aid, India. Your donation will provide books for schools all over the world that need them. Please drop off any new or gently used books in the designated boxes in Student Services or Mr. Rumpf’s room, 117.

Recess will be indoors today.

Updated 4-18-2018 9:06 AM
Announcements 4-17-2018
Crossing Guard

Reminder;  Peer Helpers interviews will take place today.  Please to go the Counseling Center with your lunch during your scheduled interview time.

6th grade Student Council officers will be meeting in Mrs. Lutz’s room today during the first half of lunch and recess only.  You only need to bring your lunch if you eat the first half.  Officers and representatives will be meeting on Thursday.

The Magic the Gathering club will not be meeting today.  Also we will not be meeting next week, but starting May 1st we will be back!  Check Mr. Crown's website for future meeting dates.  If you have any questions please see Mr. Crown in room 109.

Art Crew is meeting today after school in the Art Room until 5:30.

It's time to clean out your closets!  For the next two weeks, Highland will be collecting shoes for the ReUse-A-Shoe program.  All types of shoes, in all conditions will be accepted.  Please drop them in the bin outside of Mrs. Oshinski's room, #114, or the Learning Center. After you check your closets for shoes, check your bookshelves for books to donate to Book Aid, India. Your donation will provide books for schools all over the world that need them. Please drop off any new or gently used books in the designated boxes in Student Services or Mr. Rumpf’s room, 117.

The track and field meet scheduled for has been canceled due to a High School rescheduling.  Also there will be no practice today for any grade levels.

Updated 4-17-2018 8:59 AM
Announcements 4-16-2018
Apple

Attention all 6th and 7th graders who applied to be a Peer Helper; please check the door to the Counseling Center to see when your interview is scheduled.  Interviews will take place during your lunch/recess period next week and the following week.

t's time to clean out your closets!  For the next two weeks, Highland will be collecting shoes for the ReUse-A-Shoe program.  All types of shoes, in all conditions will be accepted.  Please drop them in the bin outside of Mrs. Oshinski's room, #114, or the Learning Center. After you check your closets for shoes, check your bookshelves for books to donate to Book Aid, India. Your donation will provide books for schools all over the world that need them. Please drop off any new or gently used books in the designated boxes in Student Services or Mr. Rumpf’s room, 117.

The track and field meet scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, has been canceled due to a high school rescheduling.  There also will be no practice tomorrow for any grade levels.

Recess will be indoors today.

Updated 4-16-2018 9:55 AM
Announcements 4-13-2018
Globe

Congratulations to Highland's eighth grader for being one of just 100 students who qualified to compete in the Illinois National Geographic Bee last Friday in Normal, Illinois.  Thanks for representing Highland.  We’re proud of you.

Attention all 6th and 7th graders who applied to be a Peer Helper.  Please check the door to the Counseling Center to see when your interview is scheduled. Interviews will take place during your lunch/recess period next week and the following week.

It's time to clean out your closets!  For the next two weeks, Highland will be collecting shoes for the ReUse-A-Shoe program.  All types of shoes, in all conditions will be accepted.  Please drop them in the bin outside of Mrs. Oshinski's room, #114, or the Learning Center.

Updated 4-13-2018 9:53 AM
Teacher Institute April 27
District 70

A Teacher Institute Day, where teachers attend school but students do not, will be held April 27, 2018. 

Updated 4-4-2018 12:12 PM
Schools To Watch Award
Announcement Photo

Recently, Judges from Association of Illinois Middle Schools visited Highland Middle School to determine our eligibility for the Illinois Horizon and National Schools to Watch Award.  The award is presented to schools where students and staff exhibit a commitment to academic excellence and a commitment to supporting the middle school philosophy for students. We are proud to announce that HMS has been selected for this prestigious honor!  Many staff members here at HMS worked hard in preparing our application and preparing for the visit from the judges.  A big thank you to all involved!  Also, a big thank you to all of the students here at HMS for being a Class Act every day!  Finally, thank you to all of our parents for supporting your students and our school! Congratulations Highland!

Updated 2-13-2018 12:20 PM
2018-2019 Kinder and New Student Registration
2018-2019

The Kindergarten and New Student Registration Page is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. This is for NEW STUDENTS only. Parents of returning students will receive further instructions in April. Information can also be found through the NewStudents2018-2019 link under the HOME menu on the district or school web sites.

This page contains information parents will need in order to complete the registration process. It includes additional links to packets (PDF) of required forms, and medical and financial assistance information.

 

Updated 2-2-2018 3:55 PM
Summer School Registration Open
Sun

   Libertyville Elementary District 70 summer school registration is now open through May 18.
   Summer school for this year will be held from June 11 through July 12, Monday through Thursday, for second through eighth grade at Highland Middle School and will return next door for pre-kindergarten and pre-first grade classes at Rockland School. An Open House will be held June 7.
Busing will be available for students to match school hours from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. 

Updated 4-4-2018 12:14 PM
Fees Increase to Cover Technology
District 70

Student textbook and technology fees for the 2018-2019 school year will increase to help pay for updated infrastructure, new software, and technology devices.     

Fees for the upcoming school year, including textbook rental fees, technology fees, and supply costs, will be $125 for students in kindergarten through fifth-grade and eighth grade, while sixth- and seventh-graders will pay $225 to help cover the costs of one-to-one Chromebooks. 

“We’ve worked hard to keep costs low as we consider the bottom line for our stakeholders,” Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher said during a Monday night meeting before the Board of Education approved the increase. “Now we need to increase the fees just to try to keep up. Technology changes, we need to update the infrastructure, buy new devices so that our students can take their assessments online. Without charging for extracurricular activities, including athletic participation (or music), our fees are still inline when compared to neighboring school districts.” 

Updated 1-23-2018 3:22 PM
Calendar for the 2018-19 School Year
Calendar

The calendar for the 2018-19 school year. 

Updated 1-11-2018 1:52 PM
Opt-In To Be Notified By Text Of School Closings
Snowflake 1

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 2-8-2018 12:17 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
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