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  • Highland is a Class Act

    Highland is a Class Act

  • Getting all settled in!

    Getting all settled in!

  • Building a Tower

    Building a Tower

    Beginning the school year with team building activities

  • Fun in Science

    Fun in Science

  • Love playing LA games with our teacher

    Love playing LA games with our teacher

  • 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

  • Election Day

    Election Day

    Highland students participate in the mock election

  • Student VS Staff Volleyball Tournament

    Student VS Staff Volleyball Tournament

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

  • 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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5Essentials 2015 Surveys and Fact Sheet
The Illinois State Board of Education is once again offering a 5Essentials Survey to students, parents and teachers. The surveys run from Jan. 12 through March 13. Please complete them and make your voice heard.

Here are the surveys.

Here is a fact sheet for parents.
Updated 1-26-2015 5:11 PM
Announcements 1-30-2015
Congratulations to the students who were caught being classy this week.

The Highland Geography Bee took place after school yesterday. All 80 students who earned perfect scores in the classroom bees were invited to participate. Congratulations to our school winner and runner-up; impressive display of geography knowledge!

Busy Bee Yoga will "bee" meeting after school today from 3:45 to 4:45. Please see Ms. Gordon with questions.

6th Grade Speech Club will be meeting today during 6th period in Mrs. Varghese's room.

8th Grade Speech Club will meet Monday in Mrs. Dunlap's room during 7th period.

All 7th and 8th graders interested in being on a crew for the Spring Musical come to the Drama room on Thursday, February 5th during your recess to get information and sign up for a crew. Crews include: set construction, costumes, lighting, sound, art, publicity, stage crew and assistant to the director.

The Student Talent Show will be next Thursday, February 5th after school. Tickets will be three dollars at the door. All proceeds will go to Orphans of the Storm. Come and see all the talent!

The Box Top contest is going on NOW! Please bring in your Box Tops today through next Thursday and your Studio One might win a pizza party.

Are you interested in volunteering at the Butterfield Fun Fair. The Butterfield Fun Fair is taking place next Saturday, February 7th and they are looking for middle school volunteers to help out at this events. This is a great way to give back to your community and earn service hours for organizations. If you would like to volunteer please pick up a flier in Student Services.

Tonight is the 7th grade dance from 7 - 9. Please enter the dance through the doors by the cafeteria. Don't forget to bring your student ID and 2 canned food items for human consumption. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Recess is outdoors-blacktop only.
Updated 1-30-2015 12:29 PM
Announcements 1-29-2015
Busy Bee Yoga will "bee" meeting tomorrow after school. Bring your matt and a celebration goodie. Please see Ms. Gordon with questions.

The last Box Top contest of the school year begins tomorrow and will run through Thursday the 5th of February. The Studio One bringing in the most Box Tops wins a pizza party!

Are you interested in volunteering at the Butterfield Fun Fair. The Butterfield Fun Fair is taking place on Saturday, February 7th and they are looking for middle school volunteers to help out at this events. This is a great way to give back to your community and earn service hours for organizations. If you would like to volunteer please pick up a flier in Student Services.

6th Grade Speech Club will be meeting tomorrow during 6th period in Mrs. Varghese's room.

6th Student Council Officers and representatives meet today in Ms. Albrecht's room during lunch/recess.

Attention all performers in the Student Talent Show: if you have music that you are using as part of your act, please bring a CD with the music to Ms. Gordon today. Questions see Mrs. Battaglia or Ms. Gordon.

Attention all 7th Graders: Come to the 7th grade dance tomorrow evening from 7-9 in the cafeteria! There will be dancing, music from a live DJ, and wait for it….free food! The theme this year is neon, glow in the dark. Remember you can't wear jeans or sweatpants, the neon clothing is optional. To enter the dance, bring your student ID and two canned food items. We hope to see you there!

Ready for another Spirit Day? We are having another Flannel tomorrow! Wear your flannels including flannel pants if they are Highland spirit wear and help your Studio One win!

Recess will be outdoors today-blacktop only.
Updated 1-29-2015 9:06 AM
Announcements 1-28-2015
Six Grade Speech Club will be meeting in Mrs. Varghese's room today during 6th period.

The Student Talent Show will be next Thursday, February 5th after school. Tickets will be three dollars at the door. All proceeds will go to Orphans of the Storm. Come and see all the talent!

Are you interested in volunteering at the Butterfield Fun Fair. The Butterfield Fun Fair is taking place on Saturday, February 7th and they are looking for middle school volunteers to help out at this events. This is a great way to give back to your community and earn service hours for organizations. If you would like to volunteer please pick up a flier in Student Services.

Student Council Officers and representatives will be meeting tomorrow in Ms. Albrecht's room during lunch/recess.

Attention all performers in the Student Talent Show: if you have music that you are using as part of your act, please bring a CD with the music to Ms. Gordon before Friday. Questions see Mrs. Battaglia or Ms. Gordon.

Attention all 7th Graders: Come to the 7th grade dance this Friday from 7-9 in the cafeteria! There will be dancing, music from a live DJ, and wait for it….free food! The theme this year is neon, glow in the dark. Remember you can't wear jeans or sweatpants, the neon clothing is optional. To enter the dance, bring your student ID and two canned food items. We hope to see you there!

Ready for another Spirit Day? We are having another Flannel Friday! Wear your flannels this Friday and help your Studio One win!

Recess is outdoors today-blacktop only.
Updated 1-28-2015 9:26 AM
Announcements 1-27-2015
There will be NO Study Hall both after school today and before school tomorrow morning. The exception tomorrow will be those needing to take a test.

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

Attention all performers in the Student Talent Show: if you have music that you are using as part of your act, please bring a CD with the music to Ms. Gordon this week before Friday. Questions see Mrs. Battaglia or Ms. Gordon.

Six grade Speech Club will be meeting in Mrs. Varghese's room tomorrow during 6th period.

Attention all 7th Graders: Come to the 7th grade dance this Friday from 7-9 in the cafeteria! There will be dancing, music from a live DJ, and wait for it….free food! The theme this year is neon, glow in the dark. Remember you can't wear jeans or sweatpants, the neon clothing is optional. To enter the dance, bring your student ID and two canned food items. We hope to see you there!

Ready for another Spirit Day? We are having another Flannel Friday! Wear your flannels this Friday and help your Studio One win!

Recess is outdoors today-blacktop only.
Updated 1-27-2015 9:29 AM
Announcements 1-26-2015
The Highland Jazz I and Jazz II ensembles participated in the Northshore Jazz Festival on Saturday. Both groups received first division superior ratings and Jazz II brought home a 2nd place trophy. Congratulations to both groups for outstanding performances.

6th grade Speech Club will be meeting in Mrs. Varghese's room on Wednesday during 6th period.

7th Grade Speech Club will meet today during lunch in room 143. Bring your lunch and your contest selection. See you then.

8th grade Speech Club will meet in Mrs. Dunlap's room during 7th period. Bring your lunch.

Our Student Talent Show will be next Thursday, February 5th after school. Tickets will be three dollars at the doors. All proceeds will go to Orphans of the Storm. Come and see all the talent!
Updated 1-26-2015 9:43 AM
Student-Led Conference Information
Click here to see information regarding Student-Led Conferences
Updated 1-25-2015 3:43 PM
Orphans of the Storm 1-23-2015
This school year, students selected Orphans of the Storm as our school-wide charity. Today, students learned more about the organization when a representative from Orphans of the Storm came for an assembly during recess. Fundraising efforts this year will go towards this worthy cause.
Updated 1-23-2015 12:33 PM
New Sign from the HFA
A big THANK YOU to the Highland Family Association for purchasing the new sign in front of the building. Thank you HFA for all you do!
Updated 1-14-2015 1:12 PM
2015-16 Calendar At-A-Glance
The calendar for the 2015-16 school year at-a-glance.
Updated 1-20-2015 9:15 AM
Welcome to Beau'Livea Greene
Please give a warm welcome to new Highland Middle School paraeducator Beau'Livea Greene.
Updated 1-13-2015 4:05 PM
Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace Deadline Approaches
Time is running out for people to enroll for health coverage through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace! Open enrollment closes February 15th. After that date, the only way people will be able to get coverage is if they qualify for a special enrollment period due to a qualifying life event. Most Illinois residents who apply through the Marketplace qualify for financial assistance by way of federal subsidies. Enroll Lake County! navigators are available days, evenings, and weekends now through February 15th to help people explore their options and apply for coverage.

Medicaid enrollment is year-round so navigators will still be able to assist with Medicaid applications once the Marketplace closes, but now is the time to meet with a navigator if you need help applying for coverage through the Marketplace. By law, most people must have health coverage or they will be fined. To schedule an appointment, emailEnroll@LakeCountyIl.gov or call 847-377-4999 today!
Updated 1-12-2015 12:33 PM
Welcome Jaclyn Adamczyk
Please give a warm welcome to Jaclyn Adamczyk, who is the new receptionist at the Educational Resource Center.
Updated 1-9-2015 12:19 PM
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
Solar Project Now Complete
Highland Middle School and Butterfield Elementary School are now being powered, in part, by solar energy. (Butterfield School pictured here.)

The $3.2 million solar panel installation project was completed this month, thanks to a private grant of $1.8 million from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. The project makes Libertyville School District 70 the largest solar-run school districts in the state, possibly the midwest.

Both schools can tap into the solar readings of the panels, with plans to use them in the near future for classes when students study energy and for science projects. To see how the Highland Middle School panels are working, click here. To see how Butterfield School solar panels are working, click here.
Updated 11-24-2014 5:36 PM
Board of Education Wins Prestigious State Award
The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education is one of only 18 boards to earn an Illinois Association of School Boards 2014 School Board Governance Recognition designation.
The prestigious School Board Governance Recognition award is designed "to acknowledge school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education," according to Roger Eddy, executive director of the IASB. "The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education has worked hard to do that," Eddy noted in a letter to District 70.
Updated 11-24-2014 1:24 PM
Stay Informed
Keep up with the news throughout District 70 by reading the media releases posted in the Supt.'s Dept., under Press Releases.
Updated 9-18-2014 3:27 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
Supt. Schumacher's Welcome Back
District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher welcomes families back to school for the new 2014-15 school year.
Updated 9-8-2014 4:24 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
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!
Updated 8-4-2014 10:49 AM