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  • Highland is a Class Act

    Highland is a Class Act

  • Building a Tower

    Building a Tower

    Beginning the school year with team building activities

  • Fun in Science

    Fun in Science

  • Making sculptures in Art Club

    Making sculptures in Art Club

  • Collecting books for Bernie's book bank

    Collecting books for Bernie's book bank

  • Learning Photoshop in technology class

    Learning Photoshop in technology class

  • Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

    Highland Celebrates International Peace Day

  • Jordan Sonnenblick Visits Highland

    Jordan Sonnenblick Visits Highland

  • Even our hallways are a Class Act!

    Even our hallways are a Class Act!

  • Student VS Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Student VS Staff Volleyball Tournament

    The students volleyball team, The Dream Team, won against Highland Teachers.

  • Election Day

    Election Day

    Highland students participate in the mock election

  • Highland holds a food drive

    Highland holds a food drive

    Students and staff brought in canned goods for the local food pantry

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Announcements 4-17-2015
Congratulations to the following students who were caught being classy this week.

Did you know your teachers have hidden super talents? Don't miss out, join us on May 15th for the 2015 Staff Talent Show. Tickets are now on sale for the 4:15 and 7:00 shows. They can be purchased online and are $3.00 each. The link can be found on the posters placed around the school and on the HMS website. See Ms. Albrecht or Mrs. Russell with any questions.

The 7th and 8th grade only track meet scheduled for next Wednesday, 4/22, at North Chicago has been rescheduled for TUESDAY, 4/21 due to a scheduling conflict at North Chicago. There will be no practice for 6th graders on Tuesday or all grades on Wednesday now because of the change.

Have you heard about all of the devastation from the recent tornadoes? Do you wish there was something you could do to help? Well now there is! The district 70 Character Counts committee along with Highland will be collecting money to send to the victims of the tornadoes. You can donate in the main office, Student Services or the cafeteria. The collection will start on Monday so bring your spare change to help those in need! This collection is being called "Twizzlers for Tornades" so those who donate will receive a Twizzler as a thank you!

Libertyville High School welcomes all Highland students to the first annual LHS Color Run on Saturday, May 9th. We encourage you to sign up ASAP on the LHS homepage at www.lhswildcats.org. All proceeds go to Safewater Kenya, an organization that distributes water filters to communities in Kenya. Runners will receive sunglasses, t-shirts that will be doused in color during the run, free Jets pizza, and access to the DJ dance party, hosted by 102.3 XLC after the run. We hope to see you there!

Put yourself in someone's shoes and join us for Walk a Mile in Their Shoes next Friday. We are extending the Permission slip due date to this coming Monday, April 20th. Get your permission slip in the Learning Center at room 145. Walk locally, connect globally.

Highland Middle School is collecting old shoes for the Reuse-A Shoe program until Friday April 17th. Shoes can be dropped off in the Learning Center or brought to Mrs. Oshinski in room #114.
Updated 4-17-2015 10:09 AM
Announcements 4-16-2015
There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting today the first half lunch in room 113 for all representatives and officers.

Reminder to 6th Grade Choir we will have rehearsal during 6th Period today.

Libertyville High School welcomes all Highland students to the first annual LHS Color Run on Saturday, May 9th. We encourage you to sign up ASAP on the LHS homepage at www.lhswildcats.org. All proceeds go to Safewater Kenya, an organization that distributes water filters to communities in Kenya. Runners will receive sunglasses, t-shirts that will be doused in color during the run, free Jets pizza, and access to the DJ dance party, hosted by 102.3 XLC after the run. We hope to see you there!

Highland Middle School is collecting old shoes for the Reuse-A Shoe program until Friday April 17th. Shoes can be dropped off in the Learning Center or brought to Mrs. Oshinski in room #114.
Updated 4-16-2015 10:41 AM
Announcements 4-15-2015
Please join us this tonight from 7 to 8:30 for Highland Middle School's Open House. Bring the family to walk around and view displays in the classroom. The HFA with Spirit Wear will be on hand. Instrumental music and drama performances will also be taking place. Hope to see you there.

Xanadu Jr. tickets go on sale tonight during Open House. Tickets are $7.00 each and can be purchased online. Please stop by Room 121 to buy your tickets.

Hey Highland, when was the last time you walked to school? How far would you walk to school? Join us on Friday, April 24th for "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" and find out. Pick up a permission slip in the Learning Center or room #145 Slips are due this Friday so "step up" and expand your world view!

Reminder to 6th Grade Choir we will have rehearsal during 6th Period today and tomorrow.

Libertyville High School welcomes all Highland students to the first annual LHS Color Run on Saturday, May 9th. We encourage you to sign up ASAP on the LHS homepage at www.lhswildcats.org. All proceeds go to Safewater Kenya, an organization that distributes water filters to communities in Kenya. Runners will receive sunglasses, t-shirts that will be doused in color during the run, free Jets pizza, and access to the DJ dance party, hosted by 102.3 XLC after the run. We hope to see you there!

The first Stage Crew meeting is after school this afternoon in Mrs. Raymond's room until 4:30. Please see Mrs. Raymond if you would like to join but cannot attend the meeting.

Attention cast and crew of Xanadu; t-shirts are now available for pick up. See Mrs. Hutchins for pick up or if you would still like to purchase a shirt. There are some still available.

Highland Middle School is collecting old shoes for the Reuse-A Shoe program until Friday April 17th. Shoes can be dropped off in the Learning Center or brought to Mrs. Oshinski in room #114.
Updated 4-15-2015 11:55 AM
Announcements 4-14-2015
Attention cast and crew of Xanadu; t-shirts are now available for pick up, see Mrs. Hutchins. If you would still like to purchase a shirt, there are some available from Mrs. Hutchins.

Xanadu Jr. tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 15th during Open House. Tickets are $7.00 each and can be purchased online. Please stop by Room 121 to buy your tickets.

Reminder to 6th Grade Choir we will have rehearsal during 6th Period today, tomorrow and Thursday this week.

The first Stage Crew meeting is tomorrow after school in Mrs. Raymond's room until 4:30. Please see Mrs. Raymond if you would like to join but cannot attend the meeting.

Highland Middle School is collecting old shoes for the Reuse-A Shoe program until Friday April 17th. Shoes can be dropped off in the Learning Center or brought to Mrs. Oshinski in room #114.

Attention all students interested in intramural floor hockey. There will be an informational meeting in Mr. Rumpf's room #117 after school today. Please see Mr. Rumpf with any questions.

Please join us tomorrow evening from 7 to 8:30 for Highland Middle School's Open House. Bring the family to walk around and view displays in the classroom. The HFA with Spirit Wear will be on hand. Instrumental music and drama performances will also be taking place. Hope to see you there.
Updated 4-14-2015 9:04 AM
Announcements 4-13-2015
Attention all Art Crew members: reminder we will be meeting after school today.

The first Stage Crew meeting is this Wednesday after school in Mrs. Raymond's room until 4:30. Please see Mrs. Raymond if you would like to join but cannot attend the meeting.

Highland Middle School will be collecting old shoes for the Reuse-A Shoe program until Friday April 17th. Shoes can be dropped off in the Learning Center or brought to Mrs. Oshinski in room #114.

Attention all students interested in intramural floor hockey. There will be an informational meeting in Mr. Rumpf's room tomorrow after school. Please see Mr. Rumpf with any questions.

Have you had any experience with sign language? Is it something that you would like to explore? A special sign language club is starting today. We will meet after school until 4:30 in Mrs. Dunlap's room 136.

Please join us this coming Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 for Highland Middle School's Open House. Bring the family to walk around and view displays in the classroom. The HFA with Spirit Wear will be on hand. Instrumental music and drama performances will also be taking place. Hope to see you there.
Updated 4-13-2015 11:12 AM
District 70 Mobile App Just Released!
Dr. Schumacher has a strong commitment to clear and easy communication, and we are, therefore, proud to announce the release of a new, free District 70 mobile app.

Check out this quick video to learn more.


Download the app for either iOS or Android devices today by using one of the links below or by searching for District 70 or Libertyville in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Apple iOS Users
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/libertyville-district-70/id980371908?mt=8

Android Users
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.relianceco.cma.libertyville
Updated 4-6-2015 5:08 PM
Let The Sun Shine - Making A Difference in D70
Supt. Guy Schumacher introduces the community to the rooftop solar projects at Butterfield and Highland Middle schools, explaining what it all means to today's students and tomorrow's leaders.
A full-screen video is available.

Updated 3-24-2015 12:28 PM
Kindergarten and New Student Registration
It's time to register children who will be new to District 70 in the 2015-2016 school year. (This includes Kindergarten and Grades 1-8) From the HOME menu on the school webpage, click the New Student Registration link to get to the New Student Registration web page. The page hosts the information parents need in order to complete the process. Please start with the "Pre-Registration Form."
Updated 2-6-2015 11:20 AM
New Writing and Grammar Program for Students
Students are being asked to write more now than ever before - in all grade levels and in all content areas. To best prepare D70 students for future writing tasks, D70 has adopted Strategies for Writers K-5 by Zaner-Bloser as our new writing program. Strategies for Writers is a comprehensive writing and grammar solution introducing the six traits of writing at every step of the writing process to compose opinions, informative/ explanatory essays, and narrative compositions.

Students will write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences, learn to analyze writing models by reading closely, write to multiple sources using technology, and master grammar and conventions of standard written English. Pre- and post-tests ensure growth and inform differentiated instruction. Students will be engaged in online grammar games, proofreading activities, and composition writing both in the classroom and at home.

This is an exciting time for writing in D70 and we encourage all parents to talk with your child's classroom teacher to learn more about Strategies for Writers.
Updated 2-6-2015 5:19 PM
Changed Dates Due To Snow Days
Please note the following date changes due to Snow Days:

All schools will be open April 24 with students expected to attend. Changed from a Teachers Institute Day, which will now be June 4.

HMS graduation is at 7:30 p.m. on June 2 at LHS.

The last day of school is set tentatively for June 3.

Summer School Open House is from 8-10 a.m. on June 9 at HMS and Rockland schools.

Summer School runs from June 10 - July 9 at HMS and Rockland schools.
Updated 2-18-2015 10:34 AM
2015-16 Calendar At-A-Glance
The calendar for the 2015-16 school year at-a-glance.

Our calendar for next year has been taken down from the website so administrators can plan for events for 2015-16.
Updated 3-11-2015 10:32 AM
School Closing Procedures for Winter Weather
Please take a few moments to review our school closing procedures.

There are several ways that the information will be delivered to you, as well as several methods for you to use to search for the information.
Updated 1-7-2015 11:52 AM
The D70 Views Fall/Winter Newsletter for 2014-15
The D70 Views community newsletter for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 sessions is now posted on our website.
Updated 12-29-2014 12:21 PM
A Letter From Supt. Schumacher on the Enterovirus D68
Here is a letter to parents and guardians on precautionary measures to take to help prevent the latest respiratory illness hitting children, called Enterovirus D68.
Updated 9-12-2014 2:15 PM
New Assessments Set for Students This School Year
Libertyville District 70 students will take new assessments in the 2014-15 school year.

STAR Enterprise Assessments will be administered to kindergarteners through eighth-graders and will replace IOWA assessments, while PARCC will be administered to third- through eighth-graders and replace ISAT testing. This change will help 1) assess student understanding of the new Illinois Learning Standards for math and language arts, 2) help monitor student growth, 3) provide information to guide instruction, 4) evaluate curriculum effectiveness, and 5) provide opportunities for students to have more experience with online testing.

More information is posted on the d70schools.org website under the Curriculum Department, under "Assessment."
Updated 8-14-2014 12:23 PM