District 70 - Highland Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4 Highland Announcements en-us Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:54:48 -0600 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:54:48 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4 Website Manager v4.1 Copyright 2018 District 70 Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5733 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/computer.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Students are reminded: Network and Internet access is provided for students as a tool for learning. All such use must be for educational purposes, be consistent with the goals and objectives of School District 70, and conform to the requirements of all district policies regarding student conduct and behavior. Students performing inappropriate searches while using District 70 devices at home or school may be referred to the office for disciplinary consequences. The totals are in for the second day of collections for the food drive! The winning Studio One was Mrs. Chapman&#39;s with 27 items. The race is heating up as Mrs. Chapman&#39;s Studio One is right on the heels of Mr. Crown&#39;s, who still sits at 31 items. Be sure to do your part and bring in food items to your Studio One tomorrow. Remember, the overall winning Studio One receives a donut party!<br /><br />The Magic the Gathering club will be canceled this week. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Crown.<br /><br />It is almost time to tell one of Highland&#39;s best, kept secrets! What will be the musical this year? If you want to be one of the first people to find out, come to the South Gym this Friday from 1:45-2:00 for the big reveal!<br /><br />Speech Club begins next Monday. If you are interested please attend the informational meeting during your lunch/recess period in the following rooms: 6th grade: At 6th period, please go to Mrs. Varghese&#39;s room (#105). 7th grade: during 5th period, please go to Mrs. Smith&#39;s room (#143). 8th grade: &nbsp;7th period, please go to Mrs. Dunlap&#39;s room (#136). Bring your lunch! Looking forward to seeing you!</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:05:59 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5733 The Superintendent Search: Ten Step Process http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5630 (Click video below to play)&nbsp;<br /><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/I1wYOh3fks4?rel=0&amp;modestbranding=1&amp;showinfo=0&amp;controls=0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /><br /><a href="https://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1396">New Superintendent Profile Report presentation</a> from School Exec Connect presented to the District 70 Board of Education during a public meeting on Sept. 24.&nbsp; Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:39:19 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5630 Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5737 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/turkey.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Paper towels, dish soap, toilet paper, body wash, do you have any extras of these items at your house? Well, bring them in for the Haven! The Haven is a shelter in Libertyville that empowers homeless woman and their children to achieve permanent, independent living. Starting Monday, November 26th through December 19th, you can bring items like these into your Studio One and then place them in the present boxes in front of the Haven bulletin board outside of the Counseling Office. For a complete list, there will be fliers posted around the school or ask your Studio One teacher. Thanks for your generosity - it will be greatly appreciated by families in our community.<br /><br />Math Counts is canceled today.<br /><br />See you next Tuesday! Reminder there will be no Drama Club this afternoon.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:54:52 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5737 Consolidated School Board Elections April 2 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5647 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/check.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>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.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />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&nbsp;lakecountyclerk.info, then click on &ldquo;Elections,&rdquo; then &ldquo;Candidate Services.&rdquo;&nbsp; Or they may pick&nbsp;up the forms in person at the Clerk&#39;s Office, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan. Information also is available at the<a href="https://www.iasb.com/elections/"> Illinois School Board Association.&nbsp;</a></p><p>*<a href="https://www.lakecountyil.gov/315/Election-Calendar">Election Calendar</a><br />*<a href="http://iasb.mys1cloud.com/candidates-keydates-2019Election.pdf">Key Dates</a><br />*<a href="http://iasb.mys1cloud.com/qandc.pdf">Qualifications and Characteristics of a School Board Member</a><br /><br />&nbsp;Election packets will no longer be available at the ERC.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:57:33 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5647 November No School, Early Release Days http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5661 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/calendar.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>D70 schools will have early release on:<br />Nov. 16&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (K-5 at 1:15 p.m., HMS at 1:45 p.m.)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Records Day&nbsp;<br /><br />There will be no school on:&nbsp;<br />Nov. 21<br />Nov. 22 &amp; 23&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Thanksgiving Holiday</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:20:56 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5661 School Closings, Emergency Notifications http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5082 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/snowflake1.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> District&nbsp;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&nbsp;<strong>school closings or safety emergencies</strong>.<br /><br />&nbsp;There also now is an option to opt-in to receive the information via text by texting <strong>67587</strong> with either <strong>Y</strong> or <strong>YES</strong>&nbsp;as the message you send.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<em>This text (SMS) service only will be used in the event of school closings or a school emergency. For more information about school closings, please read the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.d70schools.org/?sect=dept&amp;func=cust&amp;dept_id=24&amp;cust_id=64">FAQ</a>.</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:06:44 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5082 Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5734 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/backpack.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Students are reminded: Network and Internet access is provided for students as a tool for learning. All such use must be for educational purposes, be consistent with the goals and objectives of School District 70, and conform to the requirements of all district policies regarding student conduct and behavior. Students performing inappropriate searches while using District 70 devices at home or school may be referred to the office for disciplinary consequences.<br /><br />The Magic the Gathering club will be canceled this week. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Crown.<br /><br />Tomorrow is the last day to bring in items for the food drive. Mr. Crown&#39;s Studio One regained the lead by bringing in 58 items yesterday! Wow! They now have a total of 89. Will any other Studio One be able to catch them tomorrow? Please remember to help make a difference for families in need by bringing in your food donation.<br /><br />It is almost time to tell one of Highland&#39;s best, kept secrets! What will be the musical this year? If you want to be one of the first people to find out, come to the South Gym this Friday from 1:45-2:00 for the big reveal!<br /><br />Congratulations to the 7th grade girls&#39; basketball team on their win yesterday at Millburn. Way to go!<br /><br />Speech Club begins next Monday. If you are interested please attend the informational meeting during your lunch/recess period in the following rooms: 6th grade: At 6th period, please go to Mrs. Varghese&#39;s room (#105). 7th grade: during 5th period, please go to Mrs. Smith&#39;s room (#143). 8th grade: &nbsp;7th period, please go to Mrs. Dunlap&#39;s room (#136). Bring your lunch! Looking forward to seeing you!</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:07:58 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5734 Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5736 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/cornucopia.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Speech Club is beginning today. If you are interested please attend the informational meeting during your lunch/recess period in the following rooms: 6th grade: at 6th period, please go to Mrs. Varghese&#39;s room (#105). 7th grade: during 5th period, please go to Mrs. Smith&#39;s room (#143). 8th grade: &nbsp;7th period, please go to Mrs. Dunlap&#39;s room (#136). Bring your lunch! Looking forward to seeing you!<br /><br />Thank you to everyone that contributed to the Libertyville Food Drive last week. We brought in over 1200 items for the Food Pantry. The overall winner was Mrs. Kubala&#39;s Studio One. Our grade level winners are in 6th Grade: Mrs. Kubala, 7th Grade: Mrs. Chapman, and 8th grade: Mr. Crown.<br /><br />&nbsp;Reminder for 7th grade Poms we will be meeting in room 125 the first half of lunch today.<br /><br />There will be no Drama Club tomorrow.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:59:09 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5736 School Board Appreciation Day on Nov. 15 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5729 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/gschumacher.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>This week kicks off American Education Week, and as we do, we offer sincere appreciation for all that our Board of Education does for the students and community served.</p><p>On Thursday,&nbsp;November 15, we highlight seven highly&nbsp;conscientious leaders in Libertyville School District 70: Tom Vickers, Wendy Schilling, Chris Kennedy, &nbsp;Greta Hoff, Linda Lucke, Marc Grote, and Chris Coughlin.&nbsp;</p><p>Committed to student success, facilities that meet the needs of the learning community, and dedicated to a vision of continuous improvement, these District 70 school board members work effectively to address the goals and objectives set for the district at large. Their commitment, devotion, and collective enthusiasm are greatly admired and highly valued. It is an honor to work closely with such a conscientious team.</p><p>Thank you for being an integral part of all that makes District 70 such a positive environment.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:15:14 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5729 Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5735 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/drama.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Today was the last day to bring in items for the food drive. A big thank you to everyone who contributed. Our combined efforts will help a lot of families in need this holiday season. Yesterday&#39;s winning Studio One was Mrs. McCarthy&#39;s with 61 items collected! Great job! Stay tuned for an announcement next week naming today&#39;s winner and the overall winning Studio Ones. At this time, please deliver all of your items to the doors by the north gym.<br /><br />Today is the day to tell one of Highland&#39;s best, kept secrets! What will be the musical this year? If you want to be one of the first people to find out, come to the South Gym this afternoon from 1:45-2:00 for the big reveal!<br /><br />Speech Club begins this coming Monday. If you are interested please attend the informational meeting during your lunch/recess period in the following rooms: 6th grade: At 6th period, please go to Mrs. Varghese&#39;s room (#105). 7th grade: during 5th period, please go to Mrs. Smith&#39;s room (#143). 8th grade: &nbsp;7th period, please go to Mrs. Dunlap&#39;s room (#136). Bring your lunch! Looking forward to seeing you!</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:34:23 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5735 New Illinois School Report Card 2018 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5695 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/illinois.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>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.<br /><br />Transitioning from a spotlight focused on standardized test scores, multiple indicators of students&rsquo; 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />For more information, read the <a href="https://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1397">comprehensive summary of Illinois&#39;&nbsp;Every School Succeeds Plan</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:38:57 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#5695