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  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • A good game of four square at recess time

    A good game of four square at recess time

  • Learning all about technology

    Learning all about technology

  • Hola from Spanish Class

    Hola from Spanish Class

  • Learning Center stations

    Learning Center stations

  • Which team can build the tallest tower?

    Which team can build the tallest tower?

  • Soccer season starts soon!

    Soccer season starts soon!

  • Beginning the school year with team building

    Beginning the school year with team building

  • Peer Helpers paint the town with character

    Peer Helpers paint the town with character

  • Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

    Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

  • Art club in action with Mrs. Sartain

    Art club in action with Mrs. Sartain

  • Classy Breakfast

    Classy Breakfast

    Today Highland had their very first Classy Breakfast. We recognized 12 classy students!

  • Students spend lunch w the author James Deem

    Students spend lunch w the author James Deem

  • Jazz Band

    Jazz Band

    Every morning students at Highland spend time rehearsing in the different bands!

  • Mix It Up Day

    Mix It Up Day

    All students participated in mix it up day activities!

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FAD70 Family Association Fundraiser Feb. 6
Come and join a FAD70 fundraiser for all of D70's Family Associations at Mickey Finn's on the evening of Feb. 6.
Updated 2-5-2016 4:11 PM
Announcements 2-5-2016
Congratulations to all of the students who received a classy card last week and this week. A drawing took place after school yesterday. Way to be classy Highland.

Valentine's Day is coming up and Student Council wants to help you show others you care! Purchase Candy Grams for .50 to send to your friends or teachers starting Monday, February 8th through Thursday February 11th outside of the cafeteria during lunch periods. Candy Grams will be delivered on Friday, February 12th. All proceeds will go the Feed My Starving Children.

Attention 8th graders; Gym Jam is tomorrow evening 7:30 to 10pm at the Centre Club. Close to 100 of you are registered for the fun. If you still want to attend but did not preregister, you are welcome. Cost to attend at the door is $10 and a parent is required to come in to complete your permission slip form. Thanks in advance to our volunteers for helping out too. See you at the Gym Jam!
Updated 2-5-2016 8:59 AM
Announcements 2-4-2016
Today is the Student Talent Show! If you plan on attending, report to the North Gym after school. You will purchase your tickets in the gym for three dollars. We look forward to seeing you there!
There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting today the first half of lunch in room #113 for all officers and representatives.

This months NJHS meetings are this week. Please come after school today from 3:45 - 4:00 or tomorrow morning from 8-8:15 to room #113 for a brief meeting. If you have questions or cannot make the meeting please let Mrs. Grant know.
6th grade Student Council officers and representatives will be meeting in Ms. Albrecht's room today during lunch/recess.
The Magic the Gathering club meets every week after school on Thursday's in Mr. Crown's room-#109. If you like playing Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Yugioh, Vanguard, or any other trading card game, come to the club to play some games and meet others who enjoy the same games as you. All trading card games are welcome at the Magic the Gathering club after school today! See Mr. Crown if you have any questions.
Tomorrow if the final day to bring in your Box Tops! So clean out that junk drawer and bring them in to win a pizza party for your Studio One. Classes can earn bonus points if the Box Tops are cut and counted into bags of 50; but if you don't have time to count please send them anyway. Every Box Top helps.

Recess is indoors today.
Updated 2-4-2016 9:17 AM
Announcements 2-3-2016
This past weekend the Science Olympiad team competed in downtown Chicago. Many of the students walked away with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons. Way to Go! There will be practice after school today.

The Talent Show is tomorrow after school. Come see all of the talent that the students at Highland have! Tickets will be three dollars at the door. Proceeds to benefit Feed My Starving Children.

6th grade Student Council officers and representatives will be meeting in Ms. Albrecht's room tomorrow during lunch/recess.

The Magic the Gathering club meets every week after school on Thursday's in Mr. Crown's room-#109. If you like playing Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Yugioh, Vanguard, or any other trading card game, come to the club to play some games and meet others who enjoy the same games as you. All trading card games are welcome at the Magic the Gathering club! See Mr. Crown if you have any questions.
Art Crew will be meeting after school today in the art room from 3:45 to 4:15.

Attention Peer Helpers; we will be meet today during your lunch period. 7th grade will meet in Mr. Smigielski's room and 8th grade meets in Mrs. Dirst's room. Please bring your lunch to the meeting.

Reminder to all Concert Choir students; today is the deadline to turn in your field trip forms and choir polo forms.
Reminder to all students in 6th Grade Choir, the boys and girls will now be rehearsing together every Wednesday and Thursday during 6th Period.

It's Box Tops for Education Time! The Box Tops for Education drive is this week, February 1st through February 5th. Box Tops may not look impressive, but they really add up. Last October, you helped the HFA earn over $1200. Thank you. This is our last opportunity to send in Box Tops for this school year, so clean out that junk drawer. Box Tops will be collected by your student's Studio One teacher. The class with the most points will win a pizza party. Did you know? Studio One classes can earn bonus points if Box Tops are cut and counted into bags of 50. Don't have time to count? Please send them in anyway. Every Box Top helps our students.
Updated 2-3-2016 9:10 AM
Announcements 2-2-2016
Reminder the Talent Show dress rehearsal is after school today. The Talent Show is coming this Thursday after school. Come see all of the talent that the students at Highland have! Tickets will be three dollars at the door. Proceeds to benefit Feed My Starving Children.

Art Crew will meet this Wednesday, February 3rd in the art room from 3:45 to 4:15.

Attention Peer Helpers; we will be meeting tomorrow during your lunch period. 7th grade will meet in Mr. Smigielski's room and 8th grade meets in Mrs. Dirst's room. Please bring your lunch to the meeting.

Reminder to all Concert Choir students; your field trip forms and choir polo orders are due tomorrow. Also reminder to all students in 6th Grade Choir, the boys and girls will now be rehearsing together every Wednesday and Thursday during 6th Period.

Attention 8th graders; the gym is this Saturday from 7:30 to 10:00pm at the Centre Club. Remember to turn in your permission form and entry fee by tomorrow to be eligible for prize drawings at the event. Hope to see you there!
It's Box Tops for Education Time! The Box Tops for Education drive is this week, February 1st through February 5th. Box Tops may not look impressive, but they really add up. Last October, you helped the HFA earn over $1200. Thank you. This is our last opportunity to send in Box Tops for this school year, so clean out that junk drawer. Box Tops will be collected by your student's Studio One teacher. The class with the most points will win a pizza party. Did you know? Studio One classes can earn bonus points if Box Tops are cut and counted into bags of 50. Don't have time to count? Please send them in anyway. Every Box Top helps our students.
Updated 2-2-2016 9:15 AM
Announcements 2-1-2016
Congrats to all the students who received a Classy Card last week. We will have our weekly drawing this Thursday. The cards from last week were still counted and the Classy Team Banner is going to out to the team with highest number of cards. The banner is moving back to......... The 8 GOLD HALLWAY!!!! Congrats!

The Talent Show is coming this Thursday after school. Come see all of the talent that the students at Highland have! Tickets will be three dollars at the door.

Art Crew will meet this Wednesday, February 3rd in the art room from 3:45 to 4:15.

Attention Peer Helpers; we will be meeting this Wednesday during your lunch period. 7th grade will meet in Mr. Smigeilski's room and 8th grade meets in Mrs. Dirst's room. Please bring your lunch to the meeting.
Reminder to all Concert Choir students; your field trip forms and choir polo orders are due Wednesday, February 3rd.
It's Box Tops for Education Time! The Box Tops for Education drive is next week, February 1 through February 5. Box Tops may not look impressive, but they really add up. Last October, you helped the HFA earn over $1200. Thank you. This is our last opportunity to send in Box Tops for this school year, so clean out that junk drawer. Box Tops will be collected by your student's Studio One teacher. The class with the most points will win a pizza party. Did you know? Studio One classes can earn bonus points if Box Tops are cut and counted into bags of 50. Don't have time to count? Please send them in anyway. Every Box Top helps our students.

Reminder to all students participating in the Talent Show; dress rehearsal is tomorrow after school.

The Highland Wrestling team went to the Deerpath Tournament this weekend and had 12 wrestlers place in their respective weight classes. Way to go Hornets
Updated 2-1-2016 2:25 PM
2016-17 Kindergarten & New Student Registration Opens 1/26
District 70 Kindergarten and New Student Registration for the 2016-17 school year begins online on Jan. 26.

Students must be born on or before Sept. 1. 2011, to register for kindergarten. To register, follow the step-by-step process listed under the Kinder & NewStu16-17 link from the "HOME" menu on the District website.

Kindergarten Orientation for all registered incoming kindergartners will be held from 6-7 p.m. on April 12 at their home school.
Updated 1-27-2016 8:34 AM
PARCC Resources
Please find additional resources to learn more about PARCC assessments under the Curriculum Department's "Assessment" category on our website.
Updated 12-8-2015 12:05 PM
2016-17 School Year Calendar
Here is the "One-page" 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.
Updated 11-30-2015 10:55 AM
Food Drive Results!
A huge thanks to everyone who donated to the food drive. As a school provided almost 3,000 items for the Libertyville Food Pantry! The following studio ones have won: 6th grade: Mr. Romano's Studio One, 7th grade: Mrs. Hutchin's Studio One, and 8th grade: Mr. Crown's Studio One. The winning overall team is 8th grade gold! Thanks again for everyone showing citizenship and giving back to our community!
Updated 11-20-2015 1:45 PM
Illinois Report Cards
Information on the Illinois state Report Cards can be found here.
Updated 12-11-2015 4:22 PM
Highland wins award for attendance!
Highland Middle School has finished in 3rd place in the large elementary school division for this year's Lake county attendance awards. We are so proud of our students! We thank our parents for helping our students make it to school each day! Go Hornets!
Updated 10-5-2015 7:58 AM
Handbook & Acceptable Use of Technology Forms
Please complete both the Handbook & AUPG forms and return to your Social Studies teacher by September 4, 2015. Click here for both forms.
Updated 9-1-2015 7:23 AM
Preschool/Kindergarten Screening Dates for 2015-16
District 70's preschool and kindergarten screenings dates are now posted under the Virtual Backpack.

The dates include Sept. 18 and 25, Nov. 6, Jan. 15, 2016, Feb. 26, 2016, and April 1, 2016. Please call the Dept. of Special Services at 847-247-2694 at least three weeks before the screening date you would prefer.
Updated 8-31-2015 3:49 PM