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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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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 6-27-2016 8:45 PM
HMS School Supply List for 16-17
School Supplies To see the Highland Middle School 2016-2017 school supply list, click here.
Updated 6-3-2016 1:08 PM
Highland Gym Uniforms
Whistle To order a Highland Middle School Gym Uniform click here
Updated 6-27-2016 4:16 PM
HMS Summer Office Hours
Sun Highland Middle School Summer Office Hours from 6/6/16 - 6/30/16 are 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Updated 6-3-2016 10:19 AM
Fall Preview 2016
Highland For information about the Fall Preview for 2016 and required paperwork for incoming 6th grade students, please click here
Updated 6-3-2016 1:11 PM
Our Hearts Are Grieving With Orlando
District 70 Dear Families and Staff,

At a time when people across the nation should be valuing their time with family and friends and beginning some of the joyful activities that come with the onset of summer, a large group of young adults in the Orlando community will never experience such joy. The media is fully covering the horrific events that recently took place in a city that proudly houses "the happiest place on earth." As an educator, I am often looking to learn, understand and teach. Sometimes, however, there is no understanding of senseless acts of violence and there are no words. As such, often times when tragedies strike, parents and staff are often at a loss for defining or recognizing how to address such scenarios when questioned by young children.

The following sites, including a favorite from Fred Rogers, shared from generationOn, is a keeper, worth tucking away should it ever, unfortunately, be needed: Calming children after scary news, Fred Rogers on tragic events, Terrorism and children conversations that matter, and Helping children feel safe.

Our hearts go out those grieving loss in the Orlando community.

Guy Schumacher
Superintendent
Updated 6-27-2016 8:40 PM
What is the Illinois Science Assessment?
On what standards is ISA based?
ISA is based on the Illinois Learning Standards in science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The State Board adopted these standards in 2014. The Illinois Learning Standards in science incorporating the NGSS replaced the previous science standards that were adopted in 1997. See the Illinois State Board of Education.for more details.

What types of items will appear on the ISA?
Each test will begin with reading passages, called scenarios, and will be followed by a series of test items. Some items will be open-ended, some will be multiple-choice and some will be multiple-select (more than one correct response). Other items will involve dropdown selections. Each test will also include stand-alone, multiple-choice items that do not follow a scenario.

What NGSS science content is covered in each test?
Grades 5 and 8 will have items aligned to Physical Science (PS), Life Science (LS), Earth/Space Science (ESS) and Engineering (ETS).
Updated 5-2-2016 9:37 AM
How to Get D70 Messages as Texts
Opt in to get D70 messages as mobile phone texts.
Updated 4-19-2016 4:09 PM
Summer School 2016
Sun Summer School Open House runs from 8-10 a.m. from June 13- July 14 at Highland Middle and Rockland schools.

Be sure to find all the information needed for Summer School on this website.
Updated 6-27-2016 8:42 PM
Kindergarten & New Student Registration for 2016-17
District 70 To register kindergartners and new students, follow the step-by-step process listed under the Kinder & NewStu16-17 link from the "HOME" menu on the District website.

Students must be born on or before Sept. 1, 2011, to register for kindergarten.
Updated 4-19-2016 3:14 PM