• Be The Change

  • 6th Graders putting supplies away

  • Kids walking through the hallway

  • 6th Graders putting supplies away

  • 7th Graders working on a team building activity

  • Kids at lunch

  • Mrs.l Kubala welcoming her students

  • Math animals

  • Math Class

  • Math Class

  • Science class with Mrs. Oshinski

  • 8th Grade Science Teachers

  • Eating lunch

  • Our new superintendent greeting students

HMS Office Closed in July
Sun The Highland Middle School main office closed for the month of July.  The main office at HMS will open again on Monday, August 2nd, 2021.  If you need immediate assistance, please contact the District Office at 847-362-9695.

Updated 7-17-2021 6:50 PM
HMS Fall Preview 2021
Autumn Leaves The Highland Middle School 2021 Fall Preview will be held on August 12th (6-8 pm) and August 13th (9 am - 12 pm).  For more information, use the link below.

Updated 7-17-2021 6:49 PM
HMS 21-22 Supply List
School Supplies

The HMS Supply List for the 2021-2022 school year is now available.  Due to the leveled courses and curriculum at the middle school level, pre-packaged supply packs are not available.  Use the link below to access the supply list.


Updated 6-14-2021 11:27 AM
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 6-13-2021 8:55 PM
Equity & Inclusion

During the 2020-2021 school year, a group of Highland Middle School staff members began the important work of focusing on equity and inclusion at HMS. The committee's work will be ongoing. 

Our initial areas of focus include Curriculum, The Highland Community, Policy & Practice, and Professional Development. Our aim is to foster the Highland Middle School environment so that students feel that they belong, value multiple points of view, & celebrate each other's differences.

For more information, click HERE

Updated 6-14-2021 10:19 AM
Questions about Teens & Vaccinations
Syringe Questions about teens and vaccinations?  Use the link below.

Updated 6-8-2021 8:19 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 2021-22 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 3-12-2021 11:47 AM
Please Self-Certify Before 7:30 a.m. Every School Day
Announcement Photo Please self-certify your child(ren) before 7:30 a.m. before school.

For the first several weeks of hybrid, in-person school families will receive an email with a link to self-certify. You may bookmark that link after submitting the health form to return to self-certify again for the next day. A text also will be sent to families of students attending school in-person to remind them to self-certify.

By law, District 70 may only send text messages to families who opt-in to the service. Information on how to opt-in to text messages can be found on the announcement page of each school website, as well as the district website. 
Updated 11-19-2020 10:29 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
2021-22 School Year Calendar
Calendar The 2021-22 School Year Calendar is now available to the public. Here is another form of the 21-22 calendar
Updated 1-26-2021 2:08 PM
Opt in For Important Information Via Text

District 70 is pivoting quickly during the pandemic. Some very important information will be sent out via text because it will need your immediate attention. An email also will follow these important messages. 

By law, however, you must opt-in to receive the information via text by texting 67587 with either Y or YES as the message you send. (This will not be activated for 48-hours from when you opt-in.) This text (SMS) service only will be used in the event when very important information needs to be shared with you.  

Updated 11-9-2020 4:44 PM
D70's eLearning Plan
District 70

District 70 created an eLearning Plan to replace Emergency Days through the next three school years, 2020-2023.  

The plan allows District 70 to use eLearning days, instead of Emergency Days (such as Snow Days), so that students can continue to learn remotely.

The state mandates that five emergency days are built into the school calendar to accommodate emergency school closures due to inclement weather or other events beyond our control (flooding, school power outages, etc.).  The emergency days are built into the school calendar at the end of every school year.

The eLearning Plan, approved by the school board and the Regional Office of education, allows students to learn remotely when schools have to be closed and also will allow the school year to end on a set date without being extended to accommodate the built-in emergency days. 
e-Learning Letter to Familiese-Learning Plan, eLearning Verification Form for ROEOct. 26 School Board PowerPoint Presentation 

Updated 2-16-2021 2:01 PM