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  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • Top Chef with Mrs. VanDyke

    Top Chef with Mrs. VanDyke

  • 7th Graders are ready to learn Social Studies

    7th Graders are ready to learn Social Studies

  • Badminton in Gym Class

    Badminton in Gym Class

  • Highland 8th Grade Soccer Players

    Highland 8th Grade Soccer Players

  • Walk for Water

    Walk for Water

    Students experienced what life would be like if they had to walk 3.5 miles to get their water

  • Youth & Family Counseling speaking with 6th

    Youth & Family Counseling speaking with 6th

  • NHJS makes lunches for PADS

    NHJS makes lunches for PADS

  • Students learn W. African Drumming

    Students learn W. African Drumming

    Helen Bond of the Benkadi Project teaching drumming on the djembe

  • Students compete in a Cross Country Meet

    Students compete in a Cross Country Meet

  • Drama Club puts on a Murder Mystery

    Drama Club puts on a Murder Mystery

  • Mr. Diaz teaches his class Salsa Dancing

    Mr. Diaz teaches his class Salsa Dancing

  • Students celebrate Day of the Dead

    Students celebrate Day of the Dead

  • Students Celebrate International Peace Day

    Students Celebrate International Peace Day

  • 6th Graders learn to sew

    6th Graders learn to sew

  • Students learn how to program Sphero

    Students learn how to program Sphero

  • Going for the win!

    Going for the win!

  • Students had visitors from Angers, France

    Students had visitors from Angers, France

  • Concert Choir performs for Peace Day

    Concert Choir performs for Peace Day

  • Mrs. Janossy instructs the morning orchestra

    Mrs. Janossy instructs the morning orchestra

  • Student Vs. Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Student Vs. Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Highland raised $700 for our school charity at this event!

  • Students having fun in Spanish Class

    Students having fun in Spanish Class

  • Controlling Garageband using Makey Makey

    Controlling Garageband using Makey Makey

  • Dr. Hallmark in Springfield w/ 7th grade

    Dr. Hallmark in Springfield w/ 7th grade

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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 8-22-2018 5:13 PM
HMS 2018 Parent-Teacher Conf. Info.
Meeting Highland Middle School Parent-Teacher Conference Information can be found using the link below.  This information was distributed on September 6th & 7th.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE INFO. 2018

 

Updated 9-12-2018 8:05 AM
2018-2019 Yearbook Orders 9-18-2018
Books
Greetings from HMS!
 
The HMS Yearbook Staff is ready to take orders for this year's AMAZING book.  Please take advantage of our EARLY BIRD PRICING of $23 through October 26th!  After October 26th, the price is $25 through January 25th.  
 
NO MORE ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER JANUARY 25TH!  
 
ALL orders all placed online through Balfour.  
 
*There is a $1 online processing fee.
 
Once you have ordered a yearbook, you should receive an email receipt from Balfour - please keep this!  We know the year gets hectic, so if you ever question whether or not you have ordered, please check your email before emailing Jen Croner (jcroner@d70schools.org).
Updated 9-18-2018 10:48 AM
Announcements 9-18-2018
Trophy

The Magic the Gathering Club will be starting up later this week. The club will meet weekly on Thursdays, in Mr. Crown's classroom, room 109. Magic the Gathering is a strategic card game and everyone is invited to join the club. If you don't own any cards, no problem! We have plenty of extras to get you started. If you have any questions please see Mr. Crown.

This is a reminder that our first yearbook meeting is TODAY after school in Ms. Croner's room. We will start promptly at 3:45 and meet until 5 - can't wait to see you there!

Each school year, Highland Middle School selects a charity to raise funds for. All of our fundraising efforts this year will be dedicated to that charity. The goal for the 2018-2019 school year is to combine the efforts of the Highland Reads Initiative with the school-wide charity. Three charities, whose missions closely relate to themes in both of the HIGHLAND READS books were selected for students and staff to consider.  Students, please check your email account for information about how to vote for one of these worthy causes.

Once again it is time for Trivia Tuesday!! Today's question is about the book BREAKTHROUGH. Here is the question. Jack’s biggest breakthrough was his pancreatic cancer test, what was the name of the uncle that inspired this breakthrough? Please go to the LRC home page to submit you answer and hopefully win a prize. Good luck!

Woo-hoo! The 7th and 8th grade Cross Country teams earned a First Place plaque for the invitational at Deer Path Middle School against eight other teams! The plaques will be proudly displayed in Mr. Gasick's room.

The Green Hornets will NOT meet after school today. We will meet again on Thursday.

Updated 9-18-2018 11:21 AM
Announcements 9-17-2018
Books

The Magic the Gathering Club will be starting up later this week. The club will meet weekly on Thursdays, in Mr. Crown's classroom, room 109. Magic the Gathering is a strategic card game and everyone is invited to join the club. If you don't own any cards, no problem! We have plenty of extras to get you started. If you have any questions please see Mr. Crown.

This is a reminder that our first yearbook meeting is THIS Tuesday, after school in Ms. Croner's room. We will start promptly at 3:45 and meet until 5 - can't wait to see you there!

Each school year, Highland Middle School selects a charity to raise funds for. All of our fundraising efforts this year will be dedicated to that charity. The goal for the 2018-2019 school year is to combine the efforts of the Highland Reads Initiative with the school-wide charity. Three charities, whose missions closely relate to themes in both of the HIGHLAND READS books were selected for students and staff to consider. Students, please check your email account for information about how to vote for one of these worthy causes.

Updated 9-17-2018 9:37 AM
Announcements 9-14-2018
Top Hat

All students who are interested in running for student council, your petitions and permission slips are DUE TODAY in order to run for office. You will need to attend a brief meeting first half of lunch/recess today to discuss next steps in the campaigning process. 6th grade meet in Mrs. Lutz’s room 205, 7th grade meet in Mrs. Grant’s room 113, and 8th grade meet in Mrs. Rosen’s room 121.

The Magic the Gathering Club will be starting up next week. The club will meet weekly on Thursdays, in Mr. Crown's classroom, room 109. Magic the Gathering is a strategic card game and everyone is invited to join the club. If you don't own any cards, no problem! We have plenty of extras to get you started. If you have any questions please see Mr. Crown.

We saw a Hornet swarm yesterday at the Cross Country meet! Come see the buzz next Tuesday at Butterfield!

The 8th Grade Soccer Team was away yesterday and defeated Deerpath 6-0. It was a great team effort.  Congratulations Hornets!

Updated 9-14-2018 9:17 AM
Announcements 9-13-2018
Soccer

6th grade choir will be meeting for the first time this week! All girls will be meeting (today) Tuesday September 11th during the first part of 6th grade lunch. All boys will be meeting tomorrow Wednesday September 12th, also during the first part of 6th grade lunch. Thursday, the 13th, will be both boys and girls for the first part of 6th grade lunch! Can't wait to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Burkhart in room 130!

The 7th grade soccer team won their first game last night against Northwood with a hat trick leading the way to a 10-1 finish. The entire team played great in their first game together. Come out and watch them play next Tuesday when they host Lake Bluff.

Congratulations to the Highland Cross Country Team. Your first meet was a success!  Come on out to Butterfield School after school today to cheer on the Highland Cross Country team against Deerpath.

The Magic the Gathering Club will be starting up next week.  The club will meet weekly on Thursdays, in Mr. Crown's classroom, room 109. Magic the Gathering is a strategic card game and everyone is invited to join the club.  If you don't own any cards, no problem!  We have plenty of extras to get you started.  If you have any questions please see Mr. Crown.

Updated 9-13-2018 9:16 AM
Announcements 9-12-2018

6th grade choir will be meeting for the first time this week! All girls will be meeting (today) Tuesday September 11th during the first part of 6th grade lunch. All boys will be meeting tomorrow Wednesday September 12th, also during the first part of 6th grade lunch. Thursday, the 13th, will be both boys and girls for the first part of 6th grade lunch! Can't wait to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Burkhart in room 130!

Just a reminder that all yearbook applications are due TODAY by the end of the day. Please bring your applications to Ms. Croner's room.

Today there will be indoor recess for all 8th grade students. 8th graders please report to the north gym during recess.

Congratulations to two students on submitting the correct answer to the Tuesday Trivia question "Temple is quoted as saying that she sees the world an awful lot like which animal?" The correct answer was cow. Please see Dr. Wyatt for your prize. In total 34 students submitted the correct answer and two were drawn at random for the prizes. All of the students with correct answer will be entered into an end of the year drawing for a grand prize. Thanks for participating in Trivia Tuesday!

Updated 9-12-2018 9:02 AM
Erin's Law Parent Night
District 70

Erin's Law, a law that requires schools to implement an age-appropriate assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for all grade levels, will be the topic of a Parent Night set for 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Butterfield School. Please attend this parent-only event.  

Registration is required. 

Updated 9-7-2018 3:41 PM
September No School Days
Calendar

D70 schools will be closed on:
Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, 
Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Updated 9-7-2018 4:08 PM
Consolidated School Board Elections April 2
Checkmark

Residents interested in running for the three, four-year term seats open on the 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 9-18-2018 12:40 PM
The Superintendent Search: Ten Step Process
(Click video below to play) 

 

Updated 8-3-2018 2:27 PM