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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

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Funding for Florence Victims
Handprints

Thank you very much, District 70 families, the fundraiser "Funding for Florence Victims" was a complete success.  

With donation boxes in all five schools and the ERC (admin office), D70 collected $2,670.23. 

All monies will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Brunswick County in North Carolina. The funds will be used to help residents replace furniture and mattresses lost to flooding from Hurricane Florence. 

Updated 10-12-2018 12:40 PM
Announcements 10-15-2018
Racing Flag

Attention all Highland Buddies, be sure to check your email to RSVP for our Fall Party. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Davis in the office. Lost items have been placed on a table outside the North Gym, please stop by this week.

A big congratulations to our students who competed in the Woodlands Mathalon Saturday morning. They had a lot of fun, worked really well together, and brought home a 2nd place trophy. Great job girls!

The state race was muddy and cold, but Highland Hornets crushed it. HMS 6th grader charged past runners in the final stretch to secure the time of 12:54 for two miles. It is the fourth best Highland time at State. A HMS 7th grader now holds the Highland record of fastest time at State. She zipped along to the time of 12:39 for two miles. Congratulations to both runners! Thank you for representing Highland Middle School with grace and skill!

7th and 8th graders;  there will be a POMS clinic after school today and tomorrow in the cafeteria. Be sure you have a signed permission slip and a current physical turned in to the nurse. Look forward to seeing you there! Tryouts are next Monday, October 22. Anyone who brought their physical to school today, please bring it into the nurse’s office NOW.

Updated 10-15-2018 9:03 AM
RocktoberFest
Guitar 3

The second annual RocktoberFest is set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville. 
 
Proceeds from tickets sales will be split between four groups - Libertyville School District 70 Family Associations, Libertyville High School ParentCats, the Multiple Sclerosis Society (Libertyville Self-Help Group), and Camp Duncan's Christmas Party for underprivileged youth. Music will begin at 8:30 p.m. and be provided by Charlie Foxtrot and Hold the Pickle. 
   
Tickets are $20 a person at the door or $21.69 when you buy them in advance online at https://rocktoberfest2018.brownpapertickets.com. Once tickets are purchased online, you may direct which group or groups can benefit from the ticket sale. 

Updated 10-12-2018 12:41 PM
Announcements 10-12-2018
Glasses

Reminder students; this morning is Picture Retakes for those who missed the first picture day and those wishing retakes.  Listen to the announcements, your class will be called on the intercom when it is your turn to go to the Multipurpose  Room.  If you are having a retake,  remember to bring your packet with you.

Lost items have been placed on a table outside the North Gym, please take a look.

Attention 7th and 8th graders who are interested in POMS. We will be holding clinics next week Monday and Tuesday in the cafeteria. Tryout for POMS will be on Monday, October 22nd. If you would like to tryout or attend the clinic, you will need to have a signed permission slip to attend the clinic. These can be found on the Highland Athletics website, in Student Services, or on the bulletin board in the back hallway. You will also need to have a current physical on file with the school nurse, Mrs. Patterson. Please check the wall outside of the nurse’s office or the bulletin board outside of the cafeteria to make sure that the nurse has received it.

Updated 10-12-2018 9:01 AM
Announcements 10-11-2018
Backpack

Attention students who ride their bicycles to school, students are reminded that all bicycles must be walked when on school property. Students at Highland Middle School who choose to ride their bikes should chain and lock them to the bike rack located at the west end of the school. Students riding bicycles to school are expected to follow the Libertyville Bicycle Safety rules and the State of Illinois "Rules of the Road" when riding to and from school. Failure to follow these guidelines could lead to school consequences.

Tomorrow morning is Picture Retake Day.  This is for those who missed the original day and for those who need retakes.  If you plan on having your photo retaken please remember to bring your picture packet from the earlier photo shoot to your retake time.

There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting today the first half of lunch for all officers and representatives in Mrs. Grant's room, 113. 8th grade Peer Helpers will have a meeting during the first half of lunch today in Mrs. Dunlap's room.

Attention 7th and 8th graders who are interested in POMS. We will be holding clinics next week Monday and Tuesday in the cafeteria. Tryout for POMS will be on Monday, October 22nd. If you would like to tryout or attend the clinic, you will need to have a signed permission slip to attend the clinic. These can be found on the Highland Athletics website, in Student Services, or on the bulletin board in the back hallway. You will also need to have a current physical on file with the school nurse, Mrs. Patterson. Please check the wall outside of the nurse’s office or the bulletin board outside of the cafeteria to make sure that the nurse has received it.

Updated 10-11-2018 9:12 AM
Announcements 10-10-2018
Ballet

Good morning Highland, yesterday you were asked a question regarding Temple Grandin for “Tuesday Trivia.” Congratulations to the one student for being the only one to get the correct answer. Please see Dr. Wyatt in the Learning Center to claim your prize. The question was: What did Temple Grandin call her creative device for opening a gate? The correct answer is: the magic gate. Thank you to those of you who participated.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness we will have an inspirational quote each Wednesday. We support and honor everyone who is going through breast cancer, all the survivors and all of the people affected by this terrible disease. Today's quote is "Let your faith be bigger than your fear".

Highland Hornets, did you remember to turn in your Box Tops? You have two more days to turn in those Box Tops to your Studio One teacher and help your class earn a surprise treat! Good luck!

6th grade Student Council Officers will meet today during the first half of lunch/recess in Mrs. Lutz's room. Please bring your lunch only if you eat first half.

There will be an eighth grade Student Council meeting for all Studio One representatives today in Mrs. Rosen’s room, Room 121.

Attention all current peer helpers, 7th grade Peer Helpers will have a meeting during the first half of lunch today in Mr. Smigelski's room.

8th grade Peer Helpers will have a meeting during the first half of lunch tomorrow in Mrs. Dunlap's room.

Are you interested in science? Would you like to compete against other schools? Then Science Olympiad is the place for you. There will be a meeting today until 4pm for people interested in learning more, and 4:30 pm for those already signed up. We will meet in Mrs. Oshinski's, Room 114.

If you have a physical for any sport you need to bring it to the nurse’s office NOW.  All students who wish to participate in athletics must have a physical file.

Updated 10-10-2018 9:05 AM
Announcements 10-9-2018
Goat

Happy Tuesday, and you know what that means!! It is Trivia Tuesday and here is your question from the book Temple Grandin. What did Temple Grandin call her creative device for opening a gate? Please go to the Learning Center to answer the question. Good luck.

Mystery Night in the Library will be happening today from 3:45 - 4:45! Students who signed up to attend, please report to the library after school and bring your detective skills with you. Break a leg, Thespian Honor Society performers.

Attention all current peer helpers, 7th grade peer helpers will have a meeting during the first half of lunch this Wednesday in Mr. Smigelski's room. 8th grade peer helpers will have a meeting during the first half of lunch this Thursday in Mrs. Dunlap's room. Today is the day! We will be having our first Mathcounts meeting in Mrs. Chapman's room. We will meet from 3:35 till 4:45.

Are you interested in science? Would you like to compete against other schools? Then Science Olympiad is the place for you. There will be a meeting on Wednesday, October 10 until 4pm for people interested in learning more, and 4:30 pm for those already signed up. We will meet in Mrs. Oshinski's, Room 114.

Updated 10-9-2018 9:06 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
Principal Appreciation Day Oct. 26
Guy Schumacher

In an era of increased accountability, high expectations, and advanced demands, schools around the state will take time to recognize the extraordinary efforts of school leaders during Principal Appreciation Week, October 21-27. This week, and throughout the school year, I offer my sincere gratitude for the leadership and dedication offered by the Libertyville School District 70 principals, assistant principals and dean of students. A proclamation signed by Gov. Rauner highlights the important role of school administrators in education and their support toward the growth of children in elementary, middle, and secondary schools across the State of Illinois.

As we celebrate our District 70 leaders during Principal Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, I am tremendously thankful and incredibly proud of all that they do for the children, parents, and staff throughout our learning community. Please join me in sharing recognition of this distinctive day and the collective efforts portrayed by such an impressive school leadership team.

Updated 10-3-2018 10:55 AM
October No School, Early Release Days
Calendar

D70 schools will have early release on:
Oct. 17        (Only Highland Middle School at 1:45 p.m.)
Oct. 18        (K-5 at 1:15 p.m., HMS at 1:45 p.m.) 

There will be no school on: 
Oct. 19        
 

Updated 10-5-2018 5:58 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
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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