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  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • Marching Band in the Homecoming Parade

    Marching Band in the Homecoming Parade

  • Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

    Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

  • Breakfast for Highland Buddies

    Breakfast for Highland Buddies

  • Green Hornets making our space beautiful!

    Green Hornets making our space beautiful!

    This year's Green Hornets environmental club cleaning up the courtyard and planting mums.

  • Library Jenga

    Library Jenga

  • Breaking out of integer breakoutedu!!

    Breaking out of integer breakoutedu!!

  • Checking their subunits with the microscope.

    Checking their subunits with the microscope.

  • Research Bootcamp in the Learning Center

    Research Bootcamp in the Learning Center

  • Students running hard at Cross Country

    Students running hard at Cross Country

  • 7 Maroon 100% Club

    7 Maroon 100% Club

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Announcements 12-14-2018
Hardhat

Do you like to wear hats? Well then Monday is for you! It is hat day! You can wear your favorite silly, funny, or just plain hat you want all day. Wear a hat, and show your school spirit.

All those interested in being a part of the Highland Talent show need to pick up audition forms in the cafeteria during your lunch. Forms need to be turned in by Tuesday, January 8th.  We are also looking for publicity and stage crew members. Any questions see Mrs. Battaglia or Mrs. Van Dyke.

Please pick up any artwork left in the Art Room. Students who had art in the LHS Art Show please pick up your work before Winter Break.

Get in the holiday spirit! Next Tuesday, December 18th will be a Pajama day at Highland. After school, come to the Learning Center to watch the 2000 version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. There is a suggested donation of two dollars.  Snacks will cost extra. All proceeds go to support Lambs Farm. We hope to see you all there.

8th grade Speech Club Monday, the 17th during 7th period in Mrs. Dunlap's Room. Attention all Highland 6th Graders - save the date and mark your calendars for your GYM JAM on Saturday, January 12th at Centre Club of Libertyville. It will be a night of fun activities starting at 7:30PM – basketball, walleyball, swimming, zumba class, racquetball and DJ/dancing. Have your parents check their HFA email to pre-register you for the event and be entered into the evenings raffles. Permission slip and payment should be turned into your Studio One teachers. Get ready to have some fun and exercise. Go Hornets!

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls' Basketball Team on their win yesterday against North Chicago. The Hornets advance to the Final 4 and play Oak Grove on Monday.  And Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team too on their first round victory over Northwood last night. Good luck in round two Monday night!

Updated 12-14-2018 8:57 AM
Announcements 12-13-2018
Artist Palette

The Haven collection is over next week on Wednesday. Now is the time to bring in any items you have been planning to bring!

Please pick up any artwork left in the Art Room. Students who had art in the LHS art show please pick up your work before Winter Break.

Calling all 8th graders, sign up today to learn how to wrap gifts at lunch in Mrs. Grant's room. Today is the last day! You can join either half on the lunch recess sign up. We hope to see you there!

Come watch the documentary, Science Fair, which follows 9 high school students on their quests to win the International Science and Engineering Fair. It'll be shown in the library this afternoon from 3:45 - 5:15. Snacks will be provided. See Dr. Wyatt with questions.

Get in the holiday spirit! Next Tuesday, December 18th will be a Pajama day at Highland. After school, come to the Learning Center to watch the 2000 version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. There is a suggested donation of two dollars.  Snacks will cost extra. All proceeds go to support Lambs Farm. We hope to see you all there.

Last chances to donate to Toys for Tots collection box outside the Highland main office. Please consider donating new, unwrapped toys for those less fortunate the box will be gone tomorrow.  

Highland Buddies, reminder that our lunch event is today. Please bring your lunch to the Multi Purpose room at the beginning of your lunch period. We will be there the entire period. Hope to see you there!

The 8th grade girls basketball team finished the regular season undefeated and begin tournament play tonight against Northwood. Good luck girls!

8th grade Speech Club next Monday, the 17th during 7th period in Mrs. Dunlap's Room. Attention all Highland 6th Graders - save the date and mark your calendars for your GYM JAM on Saturday, January 12th at Centre Club of Libertyville. It will be a night of fun activities starting at 7:30PM – basketball, walleyball, swimming, zumba class, racquetball and DJ/dancing. Have your parents check their HFA email to pre-register you for the event and be entered into the evenings raffles. Permission slip and payment should be turned into your Studio One teachers. Get ready to have some fun and exercise.
 

Updated 12-13-2018 9:34 AM
Announcements 12-12-2018
Form

All those interested in being a part of the Highland Talent show need to pick up audition forms in the cafeteria during your lunch. Forms need to be turned in by Tuesday, January 8th.  We are also looking for publicity and stage crew members. Any questions see Mrs. Battaglia or Mrs. Van Dyke.

Come watch the documentary, Science Fair, which follows 9 high school students on their quests to win the International Science and Engineering Fair. It'll be shown in the library from 3:45 - 5:15 on tomorrow. Snacks will be provided. See Dr. Wyatt with questions.

Get in the holiday spirit! Next Tuesday, December 18th will be a Pajama day at Highland. After school come to the Learning Center to watch the 2000 version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. There is a suggested donation of two dollars.  Snacks will cost extra. All proceeds go to support Lambs Farm. We hope to see you all there.

Calling all 8th graders, sign up today to learn how to wrap gifts at lunch in Mrs. Grant's room. You can sign up for either half on the lunch recess sign up. We hope to see you there!

6th grade speech club will be meeting today during the first half of 6th period.

Today's 8th grade Student Council meeting is canceled. Please see Mrs. Rosen with any questions.

Last chances to donate to Toys for Tots collection box outside the Highland main office. Please consider donating new, unwrapped toys for those less fortunate the box will disappear Friday.  

8th grade Speech Club next Monday, the 17th during 7th period in Mrs. Dunlap's Room.

Updated 12-12-2018 9:11 AM
Announcements 12-11-2018
Basket Highland Buddies don't forget to check your email and RSVP for our upcoming lunch this Thursday.  If you didn't get an invite or have any questions. please see Ms. Davis in the office.

8th grade Speech Club will meet next Monday during 7th period in Mrs. Dunlap's room.
Updated 12-11-2018 9:34 AM
Announcements 12-10-2018
Gift

Highland Buddies, don't forget to check your email and RSVP for our upcoming lunch this Thursday. If you didn't get an invite, or have any questions, please see Ms. Davis in the office.

Next Wednesday is the last day to bring items for the Haven. It’s your last opportunity to make someone’s holiday extra special! Thanks to everyone who has already brought in items. If you haven’t yet and would like to you still have time!

Calling all 8th graders! Are you interested in learning how to wrap presents? The NJHS students will be running a gift wrapping session at lunch Tuesday -Thursday this week in room 113. Eighth grade students can sign up in the lunch study hall form. You are welcome to bring any gift you would like to wrap. If you have questions see Mrs. Grant.

Talented Highland students - We hope you have been thinking about what acts you might want to prepare for the student talent show! Information forms are now available at lunchtime in the cafeteria. Your audition forms are due Tuesday, January 8th. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Battaglia or Mrs. Van Dyke.

8th grade Speech Club will meet this morning and next Monday during 7th period in Mrs. Dunlap's Room. Please bring your lunch.

7th Grade Speech Club will be meeting today and next Monday, December 17th in Room 143 during 5th period. Please bring your lunch.

Mrs. Smith will see you then! The Toys for Tots collection is “wrapping up” for the year at Highland.  The box outside the Highland main office will disappear this week. If you are considering donating new, unwrapped toys for those less fortunate.

Updated 12-10-2018 9:03 AM
Dec./Jan. Winter Break, No School
Calendar

There will be no school on: 

Dec. 21 - Jan. 6, 2019         No School - Winter Break 
Jan. 7, 2019                          Classes Resume

Jan. 21, 2019                         No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day    
 

Updated 11-27-2018 10:55 AM
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.

For more information about school closings, please read the FAQ.

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. (The opt-in service will activate 48-hours after you sign up.) This text (SMS) service only will be used in the event of school closings or a school emergency.
Updated 11-27-2018 9:51 AM
New Illinois School Report Card 2018
Illinois

In a commitment to new statewide accountability and support, the 2018 Illinois School Report Card will take on new areas of concentration when released in late October. Reinstating the work of the No Child Behind Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in 2015 by President Barack Obama, offers credence to student growth and graduation rates, accounting for fifty percent of how schools are evaluated, and carrying with it a 15-year timeline.

Transitioning from a spotlight focused on standardized test scores, multiple indicators of students’ success will be used to assess school quality. In addition to standardized tests, comprehensive indicators will include academic growth, chronic absenteeism, English learner proficiency, fine arts participation, school climate survey summaries, science measures, as well as preschool to second grade and elementary/ middle-grade indicators. The system also measures the academic progress of individual student demographic groups across the inclusive indicators. High school indicators comprise college entrance examination (SAT) success, as well as graduation accountability.

Using these balanced indicators, as defined through ESSA, a set of four tiers have been designated to reflect individual school performance; Exemplary, Commendable, Underperforming/Comprehensive, and Lowest Performing/Targeted, with funding and support services aligned to the most challenged or struggling of schools.

For more information, read the comprehensive summary of Illinois' Every School Succeeds Plan

Updated 10-5-2018 3:38 PM
Consolidated School Board Elections April 2
Checkmark

Residents interested in running for the three, four-year term seats open on the seven-member Libertyville School District 70 School Board in the Consolidated Elections on April 2, 2019, may begin circulating petitions on Sept. 18. The filing period will run from Dec. 10-17.  

Courtesy petition packets will be available from the Lake County Clerks Office beginning on Sept. 12. Candidates may download the forms from the website at lakecountyclerk.info, then click on “Elections,” then “Candidate Services.”  Or they may pick up the forms in person at the Clerk's Office, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan. Information also is available at the Illinois School Board Association. 

*Election Calendar
*Key Dates
*Qualifications and Characteristics of a School Board Member

 Election packets will no longer be available at the ERC. 

Updated 9-20-2018 4:57 PM
The Superintendent Search: Ten Step Process
(Click video below to play) 


New Superintendent Profile Report presentation from School Exec Connect presented to the District 70 Board of Education during a public meeting on Sept. 24. 
Updated 9-25-2018 10:39 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 9-21-2018 4:04 PM