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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 Fall Preview
Highland For information regarding the 2016 Highland Fall Preview, please click here
Updated 5-3-2016 11:55 AM
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
Preschool/Kindergarten Screening Dates for 2016-17
Form District 70's preschool and kindergarten screenings dates are now posted under the Virtual Backpack.

The dates include Sept. 16 and 23, Nov. 4, Jan. 13, 2017, Feb. 24, 2017, and April 7, 2017. Please call the Dept. of Special Services at 847-247-2694 at least three weeks before the screening date you would prefer.
Updated 4-19-2016 12:30 PM
Announcements 5-6-2016
Congratulations to all students that received a classy card this week and last.

Attention Jazzers: the music for next fall's jazz band auditions is now available. Auditions are for saxophones, trumpets, trombones, percussion, piano, bass and guitar. Just "Dino Strut" your way down to the band room to see Mr. Swartzloff or visit his website for a copy of the music and more information.

Reminder to all track athletes participating in Saturday's conference meet; you have a short practice today from 3:45-4:30, meet in the Cafeteria. Thanks to all for a great track meet yesterday at LHS.

Fame Jr. tickets are sold out for both Friday and Saturday night's shows. If you have any questions about tickets, please see Mrs. Rosen.
Updated 5-6-2016 9:22 AM
Announcements 5-5-2016
Tickets Fame Jr. tickets are sold out for both Friday and Saturday night's shows. If you have any questions about tickets, please see Mrs. Rosen.

This months NJHS meetings are after school today and tomorrow morning. All current members need to meet in room 113 today after school from 3:45 - 4:00 or tomorrow morning from 8:00- 8:15. All new inductees need to report the north gym from 3:45 - 4:30 after school today. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Grant in room 113.
Updated 5-5-2016 9:38 AM
Announcements 5-4-2016
Books There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting today the first half of lunch in room 113. We are meeting today instead of Thursday this week.

8th graders: the Music Industry class is hosting a benefit concert for Feed My Starving Children at Highland Middle School on May 10th in the South Gym. There will be two concerts performed during 7th period. Tickets for the performance are being sold for $1.00 each. You can find more information posted in our hallways, on Twitter, Instagram and on Mr. Spakowski's website.
Updated 5-4-2016 9:13 AM
Announcements 5-3-2016
Bee There will be no before school study hall tomorrow morning except for test takers.
Updated 5-3-2016 10:35 AM
Announcements 5-2-2016
Highland 8th graders don't forget the Music Industry class is hosting a benefit concert for "Feed my Starving Children" on May 10th in the South Gym during 7th period. Tickets can be purchased during lunch for $1.00 each. We really hope you can come and see us rock on!
Updated 5-2-2016 9:09 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
Returning Student Registration for 2016-17 Begins End of April
Checkmark Returning student registration for 2016-2017 school year has begun. Parents should have received a letter in the U.S. MAIL with the snapcode for their child(ren). A snapcode is needed to complete registration for each student. Please complete registration by MAY 13. Changes to this year's InfoSnap online registration process are highlighted in the spring edition of the TechTalk Newsletter.
Updated 5-2-2016 9:35 AM
Summer School 2016
Sun The course catalog will be online on Feb. 26, with in-district registration starting on March 6. Register students for grades they are entering in fall 2016.

Be sure to find all the information needed for Summer School on this website.
Updated 2-8-2016 11:37 AM
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
PARCC Resources
PARCC 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
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
Illinois Report Cards
Illinois Information on the Illinois state Report Cards can be found here.
Updated 12-11-2015 4:22 PM
Highland wins award for attendance!
Schoolhouse 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
Form 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