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  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • 7th grade students

    7th graders enjoying the 100% club at lunch.

    All these students had all of their work in on time all 2nd trimester!

  • 6 Gold Spirit Award winner

    6 Gold Spirit Award winner

  • Students with Mr. Hallmark

  • 7th Grade students accepting their Design to Make a Difference Award

    February Design to Make a Difference Winners

    Awardees whose project will add recess equipment

  • Students rehearsing for the musical

    Students rehearsing for the musical

  • 7 Gold Teachers

    7 Gold Teachers at Conferences

  • Genius Hour research is underway

  • Student playing floor hockey

    Floor Hockey Intramural

  • Students pulling suckers at the French Winter Carnival

    French Club Winter Carnival

  • Mrs. Dunlap speaking at the HMS Speech Festival

    Speech Festival Hosted at HMS

  • Mrs. Fox and Mrs. Langlie is Bears sweatshirts

    Teachers representing their favorite teams

    The NFL is donating $5 for every tweet and RT to their nonprofit military partners.

  • Students at an assembly

    Celebrating students who are involved!

  • Jack Andraka speaking to all of HMS

    Author Jack Andraka speaking to all of HMS

  • Feet on pedals

    Get fit while you sit?

    We got some new exercise pedals and students are trying them out while they read!

  • Teachers posing for the DEMCO award

    Teachers were awarded the DEMCO award!

  • Highland Middle School Talent Show Cast

    Highland Middle School Talent Show

  • Students on Chrome Books

    Students celebrating hour of code week

  • 6th Grade Student Winners for Design to Make a Difference

    Design to Make a Difference Winners

    Students were awarded money to add shelving in the 6th grade bathrooms.

  • Dr. Guy Schumacher greeting our participants and family at the Speech Festival

    Lakeside Drama and Speech Festival

  • Students with a cake for Día de los Reyes Celebration

    Día de los Reyes Celebration w/ Spanish

  • Students with trophies

    Bringing home the XC bling

  • Students with author Jack Andraka

    Students with author Jack Andraka

  • Student at poll booth

    Students are casting their votes!

  • Marching Band in the Homecoming Parade

  • Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

  • Breakfast for Highland Buddies

  • Green Hornets making our space beautiful!

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

  • Library Jenga

  • Breaking out of integer breakoutedu!!

  • Checking their subunits with the microscope.

  • Research Bootcamp in the Learning Center

  • Students running hard at Cross Country

  • 7 Maroon students at the 100% club celebration

    7 Maroon 100% Club

  • Students drawing blue prints

    Helping redesign our future library space

  • Parents, students, and staff receiving training from Marc Hans

    Design Thinking workshop

    Parents, students, and staff work with Marc Hans on Design Thinking

  • Mr. Friedman receives the Class Act Belt

    Mr. Friedman receives the Class Act Belt

"arteffects" Student Art Show at Library
Announcement Photo

"arteffects," the sixth annual all D70 student art show, is on display this month at the Cook Park Library.

Updated 3-8-2019 3:31 PM
T2 Report Card Window Now OPEN

The online report card window for Trimester 2 is now open on PowerSchool for parents.  To access your child's report card when using the desktop version of PowerSchool, simply click on Grade History in the left sidebar on the home screen once you log into the program. You will only be able to view the report card if you are signing in under a parent account.  You will then use the link provided to view.  The online report card window for Trimester 2 will remain open for the next two weeks.

Updated 3-7-2019 7:33 PM
D70 Summer School Information

Registration for D70 Summer School for residents is now open. Non-residents can register on March 17. 

Libertyville School District 70's popular Summer School will run from 8:30-11:45 a.m. on Monday through Thursday on June 10 through to July 11 at Highland Middle and Rockland schools. 

The list of course offerings is posted on the D70 website. Registration for D70 residents begins March 10 with registration for out-of-district residents beginning on March 17. 

Updated 3-11-2019 4:54 PM
Announcements 3-18-2019
Paint Bucket Our Spirit Day tomorrow is Color Wars Day!  Which grade can show the most school spirit?  6th graders we need you to wear as much blue as you can.  7th graders try to wear as much green as  you can.  Lastly 8th grade we want you to wear your best red outfit.  Remember to follow the Highland's dress code and let the color war begin!
Updated 3-18-2019 10:51 AM
Kindergarten Registration
District 70

Kindergarten and new student registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. 

Registration for returning students will be held later this spring. 

Updated 3-4-2019 11:36 AM
Announcements 3-15-2019

Congratulations to this week's Class Act drawing winners, they should  come down to Student Services after Studio One to claim their prize.Make sure to submit your Classy Cards before Spring Break.

Hey Hornets! Next week is a Spirit Week to help kick off spring break! Our first spirit day is on Monday, March 18th. It will be cozy day, because we all have a case of the Mondays. Wear your comfy sweats and hoodies and remember to always follow the Highland dress code.

Updated 3-15-2019 9:06 AM
Registration Fees to Remain Unchanged
District 70

District 70 student textbook and technology fees for the 2019-2020 school year will remain unchanged.

Fees for the upcoming school year, including textbook rental fees, technology fees, and supply costs, will be $125 for students in kindergarten through fifth-grade, while sixth- eighth-graders pay $225. Incoming sixth-graders will receive a new Chromebook.  

Updated 2-15-2019 1:05 PM
Announcements 3-14-2019

Attention students who will be attending the Lambs Farm Field Trip this Friday; please report to your regular classes Friday morning and wait for the announcement to come to the office when it is time to leave for your trip to Lambs.  Remember you need to turn your permission slip in today.

Updated 3-14-2019 9:14 AM
D70 Named Top Workplace
Announcement Photo

Libertyville School District 70 has been named a Top Workplace 2018-19 by an independent improvement specialist after reviewing data collected by staff survey results.

District 70 placed 11 in the mid-size company category, between 250-999 employees, out of 55 companies listed by the Chicago Tribune, which sponsored the survey. About 2,612 companies were invited to participate in the study. 

The Libertyville school district also was honored with the award in 2015-16. 

Updated 2-7-2019 12:41 PM
Announcements 3-12-2019

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

Reminder there will be a Track and Field informational meeting today after school in the North Gym 3:45 to 4:15.

At the end of Studio One we ask all students and staff to line the halls and congratulate our 1st place wrestler and also our other athlete who is the first wrestler to place in State two years in a row.

Updated 3-12-2019 9:15 AM
Announcements 3-8-2019

Attention students who will be attending the Lambs Farm Field Trip today.  Please report to your regular classes this morning and wait for the announcement to come to the office.

Do you go outside for recess? Would you like some new equipment to use outside? Then please check your email for an exciting new survey! Let us know what you'd like to see outside! Reminder, responses are due today.

There will be a Track and Field informational meeting Tuesday next week. Please meet in the North Gym after school (3:45-4:10.)

Do you enjoy Culvers and supporting HMS? Come to Culvers in Libertyville on Monday night between 5:00 - 8:00 and a portion of the sales will go to HMS in support of Lambs Farm. Dr. Wyatt and Mrs. Grant will be there giving out classy cards to everyone that is a class act supporting this years charity!

All NJHS students who volunteered for Culvers, please check your email for the time that you are scheduled!

Updated 3-8-2019 9:25 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
D70 Hires New Supt for 2019-22
Announcement Photo

The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education agreed Monday night to hire Dr. Matthew J. Barbini, currently deputy superintendent of schools in Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine, to be the next superintendent of schools for District 70.

During a school board meeting, board members unanimously approved a three-year contract with Barbini that will begin on July 1, 2019. He replaces Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher, who is retiring in June after a decade in the top slot.  

Updated 12-17-2018 8:26 PM
No School, Early Release

March 25-31                             Spring Break

April 1                                      Classes Resume
April 19                                    No School
April 22                                    No School - Teacher Institute

May 24                                      Early Release  K-5  at 1:15 p.m.
                                                    Early Release Highland at 1:45 p.m. 
May 27                                      No School - Memorial Day  

Updated 3-4-2019 10:36 AM
District 70 Calendar for the 2019-20 School Year
Calendar The approved calendar for the 2019-20 school year for Libertyville School District 70.
Updated 1-17-2019 4:24 PM
New Illinois School Report Card 2018

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