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eSchool at HMS
Schoolhouse Use the link below to access information about eSchool at Highland Middle School

HMS eSchool INFO
Updated 9-25-2020 9:39 AM
Message from the HMS Dean of Students
Computer Use the link below to view a message from the HMS Dean of Students, Mrs. Miller, regarding Social Media Safety.

LINK TO SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGE
Updated 9-25-2020 9:39 AM
Announcements 9-24-2020
Autumn Leaves

 

Reminder to students interested in Jazz Band;  information about the jazz audition process has been posted on Mr. Swartzloff's website. Auditions need to be submitted by the end of school on next Friday, October 2nd. Please email Mr. Swartzloff if you have any questions.

Updated 9-24-2020 8:23 AM
Announcements 9-21-2020
Meeting

 

Any 6th grader interested in running for an officer position for Student Council this school year; we will be having a virtual meeting on Wednesday September 23 at 1:31 OR Wednesday September 30 at 1:31. You only need to attend one meeting. The meeting code will be studentcouncil At the meeting we will discuss with you what you will need to do in order to run for a student council officer position virtually. Any questions please contact Mrs. Rosen mrosen@d70schools.org or Mrs. Battaglia mbattaglia@d70schools.org.

Attention students interested in Jazz Band; information about the jazz audition process has been posted on Mr. Swartzloff's website. Auditions need to be submitted by the end of school on Friday, October 2nd.

Please email Mr. Swartzloff if you have any questions. It's not too late to join Drama Club! Come to the meeting tomorrow 3:45 in hmsdramaclub. If you have questions email Mrs. Burton.

Congratulations, Hornets, on your first virtual meet!  Way to go! All times are viewable on the Google Classroom site linked to the button labeled "meet results". If you do not see your time, then we did not receive your meet form by Friday evening. Next meet (Mon-Wed)...Butterfield Course!

Updated 9-21-2020 8:13 AM
Announcements 9-17-2020
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Hornets, it was fantastic to see some of you at our first Highland meet yesterday! The coaches were very impressed! Remember, you have until Friday to complete the Highland Course and complete the Meet form in the Daily Check-In! The Swag Bag pick-up will continue through today and Friday at Highland by the 6th grade doors from 4:00-5:00. If you are practicing and entering your Daily Check-Ins, come get your Swag Bag!

Attention students interested in Jazz Band. Information about the jazz audition process has been posted on Mr. Swartzloff's website. Auditions need to be submitted by the end of school on Friday, October 2nd. Please email Mr. Swartzloff if you have any questions.

There will be an informational meeting for MathCounts today at 3:40 using the code hchapman.  MathCounts is open to all students, in all grade levels and math classes! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Chapman.

Are you interested in Technology? Do you want to manipulate images, explore A. R and V R, make movies, play collaborative games, and more in the tech world? Then Tech Club is for you. There will be informational meetings, during lunch, on Monday, September 14th and Thursday, September 17th. These meetings will start promptly at 12:32pm. You only need to attend one of the meetings. The code for these informational meetings is Tech Club. Please contact Mrs. Rosen or Mrs. Kimbarovsky with any questions.
 

Any 6th graders that are interested in running for an officer position for Student Council this school year. We will be having a virtual meeting on Wednesday September 21 at 1:31 OR Wednesday September 30 at 1:31. You only need to attend one meeting. The meeting code will be studentcouncil At the meeting we will discuss with you what you will need to do in order to run for a student council officer position virtually. Any questions please contact Mrs. Rosen mrosen@d70schools.org or Mrs. Battaglia mbattaglia@d70schools.org

Updated 9-18-2020 8:38 AM
Link to Watch School Board Meetings Held Remotely During COVID-19
District 70

Videos of archived school board meetings during COVID-19.  

 

Updated 9-22-2020 10:28 AM
Announcements 9-10-2020
Note

Are you interested in Technology? Do you want to manipulate images, explore A. R and V R, make movies, play collaborative games, and more in the tech world? Then Tech Club is for you. There will be informational meetings, during lunch this Monday, September 14th and Thursday, September 17th. These meetings will start promptly at 12:32 pm. You only need to attend one of the meetings. The code for these informational meetings is Tech Club. Please contact Mrs. Rosen or Mrs. Kimbarovsky with any questions.

Drama Club is a great opportunity to meet new friends, have fun, and be creative! This club is open to all grades. No experience needed. Our first meeting with be Tuesday, September, 15th at 3:45. The code for our first meeting will be: hmsdramaclub. If you have questions email Mrs. Burton, the drama teacher at sburton@d70schools.org, .

Any 7th or 8th grader interested in running for an officer position for Student Council this school year; we are having having another virtual meeting today during the lunch period from 12:32-1:07 if you missed the meeting Tuesday. The meeting code will be studentcouncil. At the meeting we will discuss with you what you will need to do in order to run for a Student Council officer position virtually. Any questions please contact Mrs. Rosen mrosen@d70schools.org or Mrs. Battaglia mbattaglia@d70schools.org.

We are doe, ray, me, fa, so excited to start singing this year. If you would like to learn to sing, improve your skills, and meet new friends, join 6th Grade Chorus or 7th and 8th Grade Concert Choir. Email Ms. Roeser for the Google classroom code, and SING ON!

Updated 9-10-2020 8:26 AM
Helping your child cope with COVID-19
Video Use the link below to view a video on helping your child cope with COVID-19.

LINK TO HELPING YOUR CHILD COPE WITH COVID19
Updated 9-2-2020 4:01 PM
6th grade & New Families
New 2 Are you new to District 70?  Do you have a 6th grade student?  Use the following link for important information about Highland Middle School: LINK TO INFO FOR NEW & 6TH GR. 
Updated 8-29-2020 10:57 AM
20-21 Fall Plans
District 70

Information on eSchool and the first fall trimester can now be found under a new 20-21 Fall menu item found along the top of the district and the schools' websites. 

Under that tab, you will find the eSchool Handbook, an eSchool FAQ (to be updated frequently), information on how to work or how to get help to fix your electronic device, and other important information.

Updated 9-22-2020 10:29 AM
School Board Election April 6, 2021
New

Nominating petition forms for the April 6, 2021, school board election in Libertyville School District 70 will be available on Sept. 18 at the Lake County Clerk's Office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, Il.

Petitions may begin to be circulated on Sept. 22. A school board candidate's petition must be filed in the Lake County Clerk's Office no earlier than 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 14, and no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 29. 

Four of the seven-member board of education seats are open in the April 6 election. Candidates elected will take office at an organizational meeting to be held within 28 days following the election and serve the four-year terms until April 2025. 

To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of the election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a resident of the State of Illinois and Libertyville School District 70 for at least one year immediately preceding the election, and a registered voter.

Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate political party affiliation. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest limitations set forth in the school code. 

Important information: 
April 6, 2021, Consolidated Election Calendar
2021 Candidate's Guide
2021 Election Campaign Finance Calendar  

Updated 9-17-2020 3:28 PM
HMS 2020-2021 Supply List
School Supplies Use this LINK to access the HMS 2020-2021 School Supply List. Please be aware that due to COVID-19, this list is subject to change.  While we do not anticipate many changes, we do want families to be aware of this possibility. If changes to this list do occur, an email will be sent to notify families. Supply kits, liked the ones used at the elementary level, are not available at Highland Middle School.
Updated 8-29-2020 10:56 AM
19-20 Yearbook
Books Yearbooks for the 19-20 school year will be issued to current HMS 7th & 8th graders later during the 20-21 school year.  We are hopeful that this can be as soon as in-person learning returns.
Updated 8-29-2020 10:57 AM
Registration for Kindergartners, New Students, Returning Students Now Open
Announcement Photo

Registration for KINDERGARTNERS and NEW STUDENTS and RETURNING STUDENTS is now open on the D70 website.

For new kindergartners, as well as students who will be new to the district this fall for the 2020-21 school year:

  • On the d70schools.org website, go to HOME, then NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION and follow the directions.
  • You may also register on your home school website, under PARENTS. 
  • Please register as early as possible so we can make sure we have staff in place for all students.
  • We encourage you to pay online. 
  • You may pay by check by mailing the check to Libertyville School District 70, Educational Resource Office, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, Il. 60048.  
  • Questions? Email District 70 registrar, Cristina, directly at cdistefano@d70schools.org

For returning students:
  • Go to your parent PowerSchool account at powerschool.d70schools.org.
  • Sign in with username and password.
  • If you forgot your password, select "Forgot Password" and create a new password.
  • Fill out the section called School Forms. You must fill out School Forms separately for each of your children you are enrolling.
  • We encourage you to pay online. 
  • You may pay by check by mailing the check to the Libertyville School District 70, Educational Resource Office, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, Il. 60048.   
  • Questions? Email District 70 registrar, Cristina, directly at cdistefano@d70schools.org
Updated 8-21-2020 6:15 PM
Student Health Forms Required for Fall 2020
Syringe

Student immunizations required for the 2020-21 school year are listed here by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Physicians are conducting well visit exams and giving immunizations throughout the pandemic. Neither the Illinois State Board of Education nor the IDPH has offered any changes for medical requirements during COVID-19. Please send in your child's appropriate grade level health forms upon the start date of school on Aug. 24. 

Details on health exams required according to grade level can be found on your school site under Resources under Health.  

Updated 8-21-2020 6:12 PM
20-21 Calendar for the School Year
Calendar

The D70 Calendar for the 2020-21 school year (updated 9.10.20)

Updated 9-22-2020 11:46 AM
Announcements
Bread

Bonjour. Hoh - Hoh - Hoh. Do you like eating chocolate, cheese, or croissants? Do you enjoy wearing silly hats or putting paper fish on your back? Have you ever wanted to learn about all things French? If so, then French Club is for you! There will be a French Club informational meeting immediately after school on Wednesday, September 16th at 1:31pm. The code for the meeting is french club. Please email Mrs. Rosen with any questions.

Are you interested in Technology? Do you want to manipulate images, explore A. R and V R, make movies, play collaborative games, and more in the tech world? Then Tech Club is for you. There will be informational meetings, during lunch, on Monday, September 14th and Thursday, September 17th. These meetings will start promptly at 12:32pm. You only need to attend one of the meetings. The code for these informational meetings is Tech Club. Please contact Mrs. Rosen or Mrs. Kimbarovsky with any questions.

There will be an informational meeting for MathCounts on Thursday, September 17 at 3:40 using the code hchapman. MathCounts is open to all students, in all grade levels and math classes! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Chapman.

Drama Club is a great opportunity to meet new friends, have fun, and be creative! This club is open to all grades. No experience needed. Our first meeting with be tomorrow at 3:45. The code for our first meeting will be: hmsdramaclub. If you have questions email Mrs. Burton the drama teacher.

Updated 9-14-2020 9:27 AM