• Highland is a Class Act

    Highland is a Class Act

  • Peer Helpers

    Peer Helpers

    Peer Helpers w/ Dean of Students, Mrs. Dwyer & Social Worker, Mrs. Battaglia

  • 7th Graders Perform their country dances!

    7th Graders Perform their country dances!

  • Conference Track Meet

    Conference Track Meet

Champions Pre-School Open House on July 31
An Open House for the new preschool being offered by Champions for children between the ages of 3 and 5 will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at Butterfield School.

Come and meet the Early Learning Center Director.
Posted 7-28-2014 3:05 PM
Highland 2014-2015 School Supply List
The Highland 2014-2015 school supply list is now available. Click here to view the list.
Posted 6-23-2014 4:09 PM
HMS Fall Preview & 6th grade Health Info.
Highland Middle School students entering sixth grade are invited to walk through Highland Middle School with their class schedule on one of the dates and times listed below. Seventh and eighth grade students are welcome to walk the halls on these dates as well. School supplies can also be placed in lockers at this time, which are typically located near a students' Studio One classroom. School PE uniforms and gym locks will also be for sale at this time. Students entering sixth grade will receive their class schedule during one of these dates and times upon establishing proof of residency. Class schedules for incoming seventh and eighth grade students will be mailed on August 12, 2014.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
HMS South Gymnasium

Friday, August 15, 2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
HMS South Gymnasium

Incoming sixth grade students will also need to provide updated Health records, an updated physical, and updated immunization records. These forms can also be turned in at the Fall Preview.

For more information about Proof of Residency documents and the Fall Preview, click here

For more information about sixth grade health requirements, click here
Posted 6-16-2014 9:48 AM
Calendar for the 2014-15 School Year
The 2014-15 school year calendar is available for your information.

More detailed, day-by-day calendars are posted on the websites.

Classes begin Aug. 20. Enjoy the summer!
Posted 4-17-2014 1:18 PM
All Schools Closed in July
Please contact the Educational Resource office if you have any questions about the upcoming 2014-15 school year by calling 847-362-9695.

Administrators at the ERC will be happy to answer any of your inquiries.The ERC is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, in July.

Regular hours of operation, 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, will return on Aug. 4 for all District 70 schools and the ERC. Schools will be open on Aug. 4.

The first day of school is Aug. 20.
Posted 7-1-2014 9:31 AM
Champions Programs Offered This Fall
Champions will once again offer before- and after-school programing at all of our elementary schools for the 2014-15 school year.

New this year will be a preschool program for 3-5 year olds at Butterfield School. More information is located on our Virtual Backpack flier page on this D70 website, listed under HOME.
Posted 7-1-2014 9:16 AM
Attention: New Residents
New residents planning on attending District 70 schools in the fall can pick up registration packets throughout July at the Educational Research Center. The ERC is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Packets also are available throughout August when the ERC returns to regular hours of operation, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please complete the packets and call for an appointment with our Registrar, Kim Hall, at 847-362-9695, ex. 7112.

The ERC is located at 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, across from Butterfield School.
Posted 6-12-2014 3:14 PM
HMS Gets a Fine Arts Mural
The Class of 2014's gift to Highland Middle School is a mural for the school's Fine Arts wing.

Students help create the design with art teacher Megan Russell and then everyone pitches in to get it done.

Looks fantastic!
Posted 7-9-2014 10:07 AM
Working While the Schools Are Closed
No students. No teachers. But our schools are very busy during the summer even though they are closed to the public in July.

Our youthful part-time summer staff works tirelessly with our custodians, cleaning every inch of the classrooms, halls and lockers. Everything is wiped down and cleaned for the new year, from top to bottom.

It's isolating work. But this is the one job where you can plug into your music to help the days go by.
Posted 7-9-2014 10:43 AM
Strategic Plan Committee Reconvenes
The D70 Strategic Planning Committee reconvened June 18 to review progress and share insight toward current plans and district development. Supt. Guy Schumacher began the process, letting members move into committee for detailed work.

Check the D70 dashboard online to see the updates on the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan.
Posted 6-18-2014 4:12 PM
Crossing Guards Needed
The Libertyville Police Dept. is looking for Crossing Guards for the upcoming school year.

Contact the daytime Watch Commander at 1-847-362-8310 for more information.

Posted 8-2-2013 4:19 PM
FAQ on Kindergarten Registration
An FAQ for parents on kindergarten offerings from District 70 for the 2014-15 school year is now available for your review.
Posted 12-4-2013 4:05 PM
Meet New HMS Health Teacher Jessica Fenton
Meet Jessica Fenton, the new health teacher at Highland Middle School hired by the D70 Board of Education.
Jessica is an Indiana University graduate. She was a health teacher at Deer Path Middle School and has worked with the Lake County Health Dept. as a health specialist and outreach health educator.
Please give Jessica a warm welcome when you meet her!
Posted 7-2-2014 3:07 PM
Highland Helps Camp I am Me
This school year, Highland Middle School students raised $7,626.86 for Camp I am Me. Camp I am Me is a summer camp for children who are burn victims. Students raised funds through a variety of ways: Staff vs. Students Volleyball Tournament, Student Talent Show, Pie Assembly, and T-shirt sales. Great job Hornets!
Posted 6-5-2014 2:51 PM
Supt. Schumacher Talks About Plans for D70
Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher offers a look at plans for what's happening in the 2014-15 school year, describing projects, initiatives, and commitments in District 70.
Posted 5-7-2014 2:52 PM
Roof-Top Solar Panels Planned For Butterfield, HMS
Butterfield and Highland Middle schools will be fitted for solar panels with the help of two $900,000 grants - making Libertyville School District 70 the largest solar-run elementary school district in the state.
The panels are expected to be installed in August and be ready in time for the first day of class on Aug. 20.
Here is more information on the $3.2 million summer project.
Posted 6-2-2014 5:44 PM
More Security Safeguard On The Way
District 70 will add video cameras to front school entrances, coat front window glass with shatter-resistant film and create a special mobile app with specific emergency information thanks to a state grant of $59,000 secured by Supt. Schumacher.
The additional security measures come during a year that prioritized student and teacher safety in all six buildings, including creating double-doors with locked vestibule entrances, visitor screening systems and new locks on classroom doors.
The additions will be done this summer.
Posted 5-23-2014 10:22 AM