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  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • Highland welcomes back Ms. Croner!

    Highland welcomes back Ms. Croner!

  • 6th Graders intently playing a science game

    6th Graders intently playing a science game

  • 8th graders learn how to use a digital SLR

    8th graders learn how to use a digital SLR

  • Team building in 7th grade

    Team building in 7th grade

  • Fun at lunch time

    Fun at lunch time

  • Our social workers hard at work

    Our social workers hard at work

  • A quick trip at their lockers

    A quick trip at their lockers

  • Girls Volleyball has begun!

    Girls Volleyball has begun!

    Both teams won their first game!

  • 7th Graders filming using the green screen

    7th Graders filming using the green screen

  • Mrs. Smith hard at work

    Mrs. Smith hard at work

  • Now that is teamwork!

    Now that is teamwork!

    Look at how they utilized their string!!

  • Mrs. Smith helping one of her students!

    Mrs. Smith helping one of her students!

  • Indoor study hall at recess

    Indoor study hall at recess

  • Buried into her literature book!

    Buried into her literature book!

  • Learning how to use a DSLR

    Learning how to use a DSLR

    8th grade students practice the power of aperture.

  • Friday ritual of dancing in the hallway

    Friday ritual of dancing in the hallway

  • 6th Graders make aluminum foil boats

    6th Graders make aluminum foil boats

  • Highland Cross Country team competing

    Highland Cross Country team competing

  • 6th Grade Book Club with Dr. Wyatt

    6th Grade Book Club with Dr. Wyatt

  • Students enjoy the new courtyard!

    Students enjoy the new courtyard!

  • Students participated in a mock election

    Students participated in a mock election

  • French Club

    French Club

    French Club prepares to celebrate National French Week.

  • Jazz 2 Band

    Jazz 2 Band

    Mrs. Bollinger directs the Jazz 2 Band.

  • Highland Collects Halloween Candy

    Highland Collects Halloween Candy

    We collected 250 pounds of candy which was donated to Operation North Pole.

  • 8th Grade Book Club

    8th Grade Book Club

    These students intensely discussed the book Sold by Patricia McCormick

  • Magic the Gathering

    Magic the Gathering

    Mr. Crown shares his love of magic with the students.

  • Maker Monday

    Maker Monday

    Students come every Monday and open their imagination. They create the unthinkable!

  • Mix It Up Day

    Mix It Up Day

    Students participated in Mix It Up Day. They sat with new friends at lunch!

  • Students visit Art Club to make masterpieces.

    Students visit Art Club to make masterpieces.

  • Thespians put on a Murder Mystery show

    Thespians put on a Murder Mystery show

  • Classy Breakfast

    Classy Breakfast

    Highland recognized Trimester 1 students who displayed classy behavior.

  • French Cake Contest

    French Cake Contest

  • Coach Mitchell leads his team to a victory!

    Coach Mitchell leads his team to a victory!

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2017-18 Kindergarten Registration Begins Jan. 24
Blackboard

Registration for students attending kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year will be LIVE on Jan. 24 on this website.

To access the link, click on the “New Students 2017-2018” button from the Home Menu on the left side of this page, then click on "Kindergarten and New Student Registration." This page hosts the information parents need to complete the registration process and includes a Frequently Asked Questions section. 

Updated 1-17-2017 9:08 AM
Take the Parent Survey Now - Deadline is Jan. 30
The Illinois 5Essential Parent survey is now open. Please read this letter from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher to understand the importance of completing the survey and making your voice heard by the deadline of Jan. 30, 2017.

We need at least 20 percent parent participation for the survey results to be published. As of 1/12/17, we are not there! Take a moment and take the survey.   

To take the survey
 
Updated 1-12-2017 1:10 PM
Student-Led Conferences
Document For information regarding next month's Student-Led Conferences, click here
 
Updated 1-12-2017 7:51 AM
Announcements 1-20-2017
Highland Congratulations to our Classy Students of the Week  and I hope you ALL keep working to earn Classy Cards.  As you go about your day students try to take part in some random acts of classy character!

7th grade Speech Club will meet today during lunch.  Please bring your contest selections and your lunch.  See you there.


All 7th and 8th graders interested in auditioning for the musical remember to attend the workshop today during your recess and to hand in your audition form to Mrs. Burton.

Any student interested in being part of the stage crew for the Talent Show; there will be a mandatory meeting today during the first half of your lunch period in Mrs. VanDyke’s room.  See Mrs. Battaglia and Mrs. VanDyke with questions.
Updated 1-20-2017 9:19 AM
Announcements 1-19-2017
Basketball Tonight is the night for the Culver’s fundraiser!  We hope to see you all there supporting Highland’s Charity, The Sports Shed.  A portion of all sales from 5 until 8 will go to our charity.  You never know who you might see delivering your food!  Mrs. Grant will be handing out classy cards for all HMS students that attend.

Art Club will be meeting after school.

6th grade Student Council officers and representatives will be meeting in Mrs. Lutz’s room today during lunch and recess. 

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

All 7th and 8th graders interested in auditioning for the musical remember to attend workshops today and tomorrow during your recess.  Audition forms are due to Mrs. Burton by tomorrow.

All students interested in being part of the stage crew for the Talent Show; there will be a mandatory meeting this Friday during the first half of your lunch period in Mrs. VanDyke’s room.  See Mrs. Battaglia and Mrs. VanDyke with questions.

Congratulations to the 7th grade Girls Basketball Team on their win yesterday against Northwood. The Hornets finish the regular season a perfect 10-0! Way to go!  Good luck in the Conference Tourney next week.

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Basketball team as they finished the regular season with a victory over Northwood last night. Good luck to the girls as they prepare for the Tournament next week.
Updated 1-19-2017 12:16 PM
Announcements 1-18-2017
Icecream

Tomorrow is the big night for the Culver’s fundraiser supporting The Sports Shed.   Visit Libertyville’s Culver’s between the hours of 5 and 8 and have dinner or simply get an ice cream treat.  A portion of all sales will benefit The Sports Shed.  Mrs. Grant will be handing out classy cards in Culver’s to anyone that attends.

6th grade Student Council officers and representatives will be meeting in Mrs. Lutz’s room tomorrow during lunch and recess. 

All 7th and 8th graders interested in auditioning for the musical remember to attend workshops this week everyday during your recess.  Audition forms are due to Mrs. Burton by Friday.

All students interested in being part of the stage crew for the Talent Show; there will be a mandatory meeting this Friday during the first half of your lunch period in Mrs. VanDyke’s room.  See Mrs. Battaglia and Mrs. VanDyke with questions.

Updated 1-18-2017 9:09 AM
Announcements 1-17-2017
There will be NO before school study hall tomorrow morning except for test takers.

The Science Olympiad team competed in Rockford this past weekend and five Highland students  walked away with medals.  Great job, team!

Thursday, January 19th will be Highland's night at Culver's. A portion of all sales from 5-8 will go directly to this year's charity. This includes purchases inside the restaurant and using the drive thru. There is no flier needed, everything from 5-8 is counted towards our cause. Find Mrs. Grant at the restaurant to receive your classy card.

6th grade Student Council officers will be meeting in Mrs. Lutz’s room today during lunch and recess.  Officers and representatives will be meeting Thursday during lunch and recess.

All students interested in being part of the stage crew for the Talent Show; there will be a mandatory meeting this Friday during the first half of your lunch period in Mrs. VanDyke’s room.  See Mrs. Battaglia and Mrs. VanDyke with questions.
Updated 1-17-2017 12:37 PM
Announcements 1-13-2017

Are you looking for a way to support Highland and The Sports Shed?  Do you love Culver's?  We have the perfect event!  Thursday, January 19th will be a Highland Night at Culver's.  A portion of all sales from 5-8 will go directly to this year's charity.  All students that attend will receive a class card.

6th grade Speech Club meets today in Mrs. Varghese’s room during lunch.


All 7th and 8th grade students interested in auditioning for the Spring Musical “Spam-a lot” need to come to the informational meeting during your half of recess today. 

Congratulations to the 7th grade girls' basketball team on their win last night against Oak Grove. Awesome crowd, awesome game!  The team’s record is 9-0, way to go!

Recess is indoors today.

Updated 1-13-2017 9:08 AM
Crossing Guards Needed
Crossing Guard

The Libertyville Police Department is looking for Crossing Guards for Libertyville District 70 schools.

Updated 12-8-2016 9:44 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.

 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 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 FAQ.
Updated 12-15-2016 12:25 PM
Calendar for the 2017-18 School Year
Calendar

The calendar for the 2017-18 school year. 

Updated 12-2-2016 4:12 PM
D70 Field-Testing in Science & Language Arts
District 70 During the first few months of school, District 70 teachers & students will field test science and language arts materials. Field tests provide opportunities to enhance teaching and learning aligned with the New Illinois Science and Language Arts Standards as teachers and students interact with materials selected by our science and language arts committees. Following the field testing, feedback gathered from teachers, parents and students will help guide future decisions. For more information: Science: STEMscopes (September-November) Language Arts: Pearson ReadyGEN (3rd/4th/5th grades September & October); Zaner Bloser Superkids (K/1st/2nd grades September & October); Houghton Miflin Harcourt Journeys (K-5 November & December)
Updated 11-10-2016 10:07 PM
Strategic Plan 2016-21
District 70 Voices heard! From parents to community to staff focus groups, information has been gathered to support the two-day strategic planning process. A compilation of information gathered has been well integrated into a solid and formidable five-year plan. Approved by the Board of Education in June and introduced to teachers on their opening Institute Day, the energy and promise of District 70's future is at an all-time high. The new Strategic Plan 2016-21 is now posted on the D70 website under DASHBOARD.
Updated 11-10-2016 10:08 PM
Robotics Classes Offered at All D70 Schools
Robotics classes with NAO are being offered this winter break on Dec. 27 with a special $35 mini-camp at Butterfield School (Check out the flier on our Virtual Backpack) and at Highland Middle School with HMS and Rockland School students, on Mondays from Jan. 23, 2017-Feb. 20, 2017. Here, Supt. Schumacher talks to NAO about the robotics classes.

 
Updated 12-15-2016 12:15 PM
Assessment Info for the 2016-17 School Year
Computer Libertyville District 70 students will be assessed in a variety of ways in the 2016-17 school year. Learn additional information about STAR, PARCC, Fountas and Pinnell, CogAT, Illinois Science Assessment, KIDS and Fitnessgram assessments on our website under Curriculum Department.
Updated 8-17-2016 11:31 AM
2016-17 School Year Calendar
Calendar Here is the calendar of all the parent-teacher conferences, early releases, and school holidays for the 2016-17 school year.
This calendar is posted year-round on the D70 website in the Superintendent's Department, under Resources, along with on every calendar posted in D70 websites.
Updated 7-12-2016 8:01 AM