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Announcements 12-13-2019
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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 7th. We are also looking for publicity and stage crew members. Any questions see Mrs. Battaglia or Mrs. Van Dyke. 

“Buddy the Elf, What’s your favorite color?”! This year we will be showing Elf next Tuesday, December 17th. Come to the library after school from 3:45 to 5:30, to watch and eat snacks. A suggested donation of three dollars along with concession money will all go to support After School Matters. We hope to see you there!!!!

Next week is our school wide Spirit Week. Monday, December 16th is “Color Wars Day.” Each grade will be assigned a color. 6 grade should wear red, 7th grade blue, and 8th grade should wear white. Please show your colorful spirit

Mark your calendars for All School – Family Night Out @ Chicago Wolves Game Saturday, February 1st – Game Time 7:00 PM See our School Name up on the Score Board – Go Hornets! Ticket flyer will be coming home to your families for ordering and they can also purchase tickets on HMS HFA Webstore. Everyone that goes to game will get a Chicago Wolves hat. Are you a hockey player? Wear your team Jersey for Wolves Photo Opportunity and receive a dry-fit shirt too. For every 50 attendees from Highland we earn a Chicago Wolves Jersey that I will raffle to students that participate after the game. 

Reminder lost and found is set up and waiting to be reunited with you. It can be found in the hallway between the north and south gyms.

Congratulations to the 7th Grade boys Basketball Team in their win over Milburn last night! The group effort win brought home the third place conference trophy! Great season, Gentlemen! Also Congratulations to the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team for taking second place in the conference!
Big shout out to the 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Team on winning the conference championship! The team beat Deerpath in a close, physical game. Also, congrats to the team for winning back to back conference championships, as they won last year as 7th graders. The team also went a perfect 22-0 in 2 years! A record that can't be broke, only equaled. An incredible accomplishment by an incredible group of girls. 

Updated 12-13-2019 9:09 AM
Parent Survey (5Essentials) Info & Link
District 70

We are asking parents to please fill out the Illinois State Board of Education 5Essentials Survey to share your thoughts and impressions on the D70 school/schools your child/children attend. Your voice is important and through this survey, you can be heard. 

If at least 20 percent of the parents of a school respond, the results of this survey will appear on the State School Report Card for that school. This will be the only parent survey for D70 in the 2019-20 school year. We are asking parents to complete the survey before it closes on Feb. 14, 2020. 

Only one parent per household may participate in the survey. If you have more than one child at a school, one survey should be completed for all your children at the same school. If you have children enrolled in multiple schools, you may take the survey for each of those schools. We respectfully request that only parents of children in D70 take the survey so that we can gather more accurate data as we dedicate D70 to continuous improvement. Thank you! 

Letter to parents from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini

Updated 12-11-2019 12:33 PM
Announcements 12-12-2019
Film Slate

Attention students, there will be no after school study hall in the Learning Center today. 

“Buddy the Elf, What’s your favorite color?”! This year we will be showing Elf on Tuesday, December 17th. Come to the library after school from 3:45 to 5:30, to watch and eat snacks. A suggested donation of three dollars along with concession money will all go to support After School Matters. We hope to see you there!!!!


Reminder to all Drama Club members: tomorrow’s meeting will end at 4:30 instead of 4:45. Remember to bring your treat for the party. 


Lost and found is set up and waiting to be reunited with you. It can be found in the hallway between the north and south gyms.

Recess will be indoors today.

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Basketball team on defeating North Chicago yesterday. The team will play Deerpath in the conference championship game today at 5:30. Good luck and Go Hornets!
 

Updated 12-12-2019 8:55 AM
2020-21 Calendar Highlights
Calendar
  • Aug. 20, 2020:  First day of school for 1st - 8th grade students        
  • Aug. 21, 2020:  First day of school for kindergartners
  • Nov. 25-27, 2020: Thanksgiving break
  • Dec. 21, 2020- Jan. 4, 2021: Winter break
  • March 22-26, 2021: Spring break
  • June 3, 2021: Tentative last day of school
  • June 10, 2021: Last day of school if 5 emergency days used         
Updated 12-9-2019 9:29 AM
Announcements 12-11-2019
Whistle

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 have to be turned in by Tuesday, January 7th. We are also looking for publicity and stage crewmembers. Any questions see Mrs. Battaglia or Mrs. Van Dyke.

Reminder to all Drama Club members: tomorrow’s meeting will end at 4:30 instead of 4:45. Remember to bring your treat for the party. 

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 French Club informational meetings today during recess in Room 121. 

Lost and found is set up and waiting to be reunited with you. It can be found in the hallway between the north and south gyms

Recess will be indoors today.

A HUGE shout out to ALL FOUR Highland Basketball Teams for advancing to the semifinals in the conference tournament yesterday!  The 7th grade girls and the 7th grade boys both defeated Deerpath Middle School.  The 8th grade girls defeated Lake Bluff and the 8th grade boys defeated Millburn.  If you see one of our players in the hall today, wish them luck tonight. Way to go Hornets!!!
 

Updated 12-11-2019 10:34 AM
E-Learning Discontinued This Year - Expect Snow Days
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New requirements from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has District 70 discontinuing e-learning this school year.

Last year, District 70 adopted e-learning as an innovative approach to counting emergency days as the days of actual student attendance. The model District 70 employed in 2018-19 had students choose from a variety of activities that accounted for approximately 40 minutes. But this year, ISBE changed the parameters with a five-hour requirement for school districts to adhere to consider e-learning as an actual day of student attendance. This has presented a challenge for District 70 staff to create enough learning activities to meet the increased time requirement, including tasks that can be accomplished by 5- and 6-year-olds. There also is no guidance from ISBE this year regarding students requiring special education services.

E-Learning will be reviewed by district staff for future development. 

As such, District 70 students will need to make up missed school days due to Snow Days or other complications that call for emergency school closure at the end of the school year in June 2020. State law requires school districts to prepare for this by adding five emergency days at the end of every year. 

  • No missed school days        ------------  School ends June 3, 2020
  • District 70 closed 9/13/19  ------------ School ends June 4, 2020   (Butterfield loses power, HMS flooding during a severe storm) 
So what happens if Snow Days or Cold Days are called this school year and District 70 closes? (All five schools are closed during emergency closings.) 
  • Second day closed ------------    School ends June 5, 2020. 
  • Third day closed     ------------    School ends June 8, 2020. 
  • Fourth day closed   ------------    School ends June 9, 2020.
  • Fifth day closed      ------------    School ends June 10, 2020. 
The last day of school will be early release with dismissal at 1:15 p.m. for K-5, and at 1:45 p.m. for 6-8.

Please plan accordingly. 

Updated 11-8-2019 6:43 PM
Announcements 12-10-2019
Chocolate

There will be no before school Study Hall tomorrow except for those taking tests.

Highland Buddies, our monthly lunch meeting will be today in the multipurpose room. All are welcome to eat lunch, have fun and meet new people! We hope to see you there. 

Reminder to all Drama Club members: Thursday's meeting will end at 4:30 instead of 4:45. Remember to bring your treat for the party. 

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 French Club informational meetings on Monday, December 9th and Wednesday, December 11th during recess in Room 121. Please attend one meeting during your recess. Please see Mrs. Rosen in Room with any questions. 

Lost and found is set up and waiting to be reunited with you. It can be found in the hallway between the north and south gyms

Recess will be indoors today.
 

Updated 12-10-2019 9:10 AM
Nov. 25th Board Briefs Now Posted
District 70

District 70 is initiating a new communication tool for the community known as Board Briefs. Board Briefs are designed to highlight important conversations and decisions made on behalf of students, families, staff, and the larger community by the District 70 School Board at each monthly School Board meeting.

Keep up with the latest D70 news by reading Board Briefs posted on our website under Board. 

Updated 11-26-2019 2:48 PM
Announcements 12-9-2019
French Horn

Just a reminder, please bring in items for the Haven to your Studio One. Our collection ends December 17th! Be classy Highland – bring in supplies to help others in our community.

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 7th. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Battaglia or Mrs. Van Dyke. 

Highland Buddies, our monthly lunch meeting will be Tuesday in the multipurpose room. All are welcome to eat lunch, have fun, and meet new people! We hope to see you there. 

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 French Club informational meetings on Monday, December 9th and Wednesday, December 11th during recess in Room 121. Please attend one meeting during your recess. Please see Mrs. Rosen in Room with any questions. 

All are invited to join the Speech Club! Highland Speech Clubs meet during lunch in preparation for the Speech Festival in March. 7th grade will meet in Mrs. Dirst's room and 8th grade will meet in Mrs. Dunlap's room today. Bring your lunch to the room!  6th grade speech club will be meeting again today during the first half of 6th period in Mrs. Varghese's room 105. 

Updated 12-9-2019 9:42 AM
District 70 Hires New Finance Director for 2020
Announcement Photo

During an Oct. 28 school board meeting, The Libertyville School District 70 School Board unanimously hired John Herrin as the new Finance Director to begin on July 1, 2020.

Herrin, currently the chief business officer in Consolidated Community School District 46 in Grayslake, will replace Dr. Kurt Valentin. Valentin, assistant superintendent of finance and operations, has been with the district 20 years and is retiring at the end of June 2020.   

Updated 11-4-2019 4:40 PM
Opt In for Emergency Notifications Via Text
Caution

District 70 takes closing schools seriously. When the decision is made due to inclement weather or power outages in schools, 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. (This will not be activated for 48-hours from when you opt-in.) This text (SMS) service only will be used in the event of school closings or a school emergency.

Updated 9-20-2019 4:39 PM
What's Ahead
Calendar November
  • Nov. 27-29 - No school. Thanksgiving. 
December
  • Dec. 20, 2019 - Jan. 3, 2020 No school. Winter Break
Updated 11-25-2019 9:57 PM
Calendar for 2019-20 School Year
Calendar

The approved calendar for the 2019-20 school year in Libertyville School District 70. 

Updated 8-20-2019 2:53 PM