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  • Highland is a Class Act

    Highland is a Class Act

  • Peer Helpers

    Peer Helpers

    Peer Helpers w/ Dean of Students, Mrs. Dwyer & Social Worker, Mrs. Battaglia

  • Pinwheels for Peace

    Pinwheels for Peace

    Here are some Highland planters for Pinwheels for Peace Day

  • We did it! COVE Goal achieved!

    We did it! COVE Goal achieved!

    The Student Council Presidents hold up a check to the COVE

  • 7th Graders Perform their country dances!

    7th Graders Perform their country dances!

  • Teacher dance for the 8th Grade Students

    Teacher dance for the 8th Grade Students

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Parents of Incoming Sixth-Graders Info Night
Atten: All fifth grade parents.
Highland Middle School is offering a parents-only information night for incoming sixth-graders at 7 p.m. on April 23 at the middle school.
Administrators will talk with parents about sixth grade expectations and curriculum.
Posted 4-4-2014 3:58 PM
Resources for Parents from the Social Work Dept.
Click here to see helpful links and resources for parents from the Highland Middle School Social Work Department.
Posted 10-22-2013 11:09 AM
6th grade Parent Night
Highland Middle School will be holding a parent information night on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 7PM here at Highland Middle School (310 W. Rockland Road). This event is for parents only. Administration will meet with parents in the North Gym to discuss what to expect as your child enters sixth grade. We will also provide information regarding the sixth grade curriculum and information overall about Highland Middle School. Spirit Wear will also be available for purchase. We hope you can join us.
Posted 4-4-2014 2:15 PM
FAD Sponsored Fund-Raiser on April 25 at Mickey Finn's
We're still on!
The Family Associations of District 70 are looking forward to having you join us for an adult night out at the new Mickey Finn's! While our unusual winter has caused some minor construction delays, Mickey Finn's expects to be moved to their new location in time for our Fundraiser Event on Friday, April 25 from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and include appetizers, a DJ and the wonderful company of other D70 parents and staff. Watch your child's backpack and school newsletter for the fundraiser flyer with details on how to confirm your valued attendance.
We hope you will take this opportunity to be one of the first to experience the new Mickey Finn's and support our dedicated District 70 Family Associations.
Posted 4-8-2014 12:55 PM
Announcements 4-23-2014
Tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Pick a poem, carry it with you and share it with others.

Attention ALL Art Crew members: there will be a meeting this Friday morning at 8:15 am in the room #116. Please bring all money for t-shirts and pizza at this time. Stop by the art room with any questions.

Don't miss your chance to watch Girl Rising! Find out how educating girls can change the world. The movie will be shown in the LC after school on Friday, April 25th. Stop by the library for more information, to get a permission slip and reserve your spot.

Busy Bee Yoga will "bee" meeting next week. Please see Ms. Gordon before the end of the week.

Costume Crew will be meeting today and Friday this week till 5:30 in room 135.
Posted 4-23-2014 8:59 AM
Announcements 4-22-2014
There will be a 7th grade Student Council meeting today the 1st half of lunch in Mrs. Grant's room.

Peer Helpers remember the elementary visits start today!

There will be a 6th grade Student Council officer meeting today in Ms. Albrecht's room.

Costume Crew will be meeting today, tomorrow and Friday this week till 5:30 in room 135.
Posted 4-22-2014 9:47 AM
Milwaukee Avenue to Be Closed at Metra Railroad Crossing May 2-7
Illinois Department of Transportation is closing Milwaukee Avenue at the Metra Railroad crossing in Libertyville from 9 a.m. on May 2 to noon on May 7.

The state road will be closed to allow the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp., to make an emergency repair to the railroad crossing after a track inspector found a "wide gauge" in the grade crossing.

Butterfield Road is expected to host detoured traffic from Winchester Road and Park Avenue (Route 176).
Posted 4-21-2014 3:06 PM
Announcements 4-21-2014
Congratulations to our eighth grade student who received two medals at the Science Olympiad state competition last week. One in Robo-Cross and one in Water Quality. Great job!

Hey all you young hockey fans out there! If you're looking to play some pick up hockey then come join us after school for Floor Hockey which begins this week. All grades are welcome to join us and play! There will be an informational meeting after school today in Mr. Crown's room, #207. If you can't make it but you're interested in playing, swing by Mr. Crown's room and let him know.

Costume Crew will be meeting today, tomorrow and Wednesday, and Friday this week till 5:30 in Room 135.
Posted 4-21-2014 9:20 AM
Announcements 4-17-2014
Attention: 8th grade only will have indoor recess today for a presentation. All 8th grade students need to attend.

Attention all current Peer Helpers. Please remember to be preparing for your elementary visits! They begin next week. Check the counseling center door for your groups. We hope to see you practicing in the counseling center.

Hey all you young hockey fans out there! If you're looking to play some pick up hockey then come join us after school for Floor Hockey! Floor Hockey begins next week. All grades are welcome to join us and play! There will be an informational meeting after school on Monday April 21st in Mr. Crown's room. If you can't make it but you're interested in playing, swing by Mr. Crown's room and let him know.

Costume Crew scheduled for after school today has been CANCELLED.

Help celebrate Earth Day! Bring in your used shoes to recycle. They can be any type of shoe, in any shape from worn out and dirty to brand new. Please bring them in to Studio One or drop off in the Learning Center.
Posted 4-17-2014 9:01 AM
Calendar for the 2014-15 School Year at a Glance
The 2014-15 school year calendar is available for your information.

The calendar also is now up on all the websites.
Posted 4-17-2014 1:18 PM
Announcements 4-16-2014
Reminder to all 6th grade choir members: today is our final rehearsal during 6th period in Mr. Spakowski's room #130.

Hey all you young hockey fans out there! If you're looking to play some pick up hockey then come join us after school for Floor Hockey! Floor Hockey begins next week. All grades are welcome to join us and play! There will be an informational meeting after school on Monday April 21st in Mr. Crown's room. If you can't make it but you're interested in playing, swing by Mr. Crown's room and let him know.

Costume Crew will be meeting Thursday after school in room #135 till 5:30.

Help celebrate Earth Day! Bring in your used shoes to recycle. They can be any type of shoe, in any shape from worn out and dirty to brand new. Please bring them in to Studio One or drop off in the Learning Center.

Looking for a new t-shirt in a fun spring color? Look no further…help support Camp-I-Am-Me and purchase a t-shirt designed by one of our own Highland artists. Shirts are available in three different colors and will be on sale TONIGHT during Open House. The cost of each shirt is $12 and all profits go to Camp-I-Am-Me.
Posted 4-16-2014 9:00 AM
Six Teams To Compete in Global DI Tournament
Six teams, representing all five D70 schools, are eligible to enter the global tournament for the problem solving competition called Destination Imagination.
The teams include Adler Park's "Do You Want Cream Cheese With That Bagel?," Butterfield's "Five for One," Copeland Manor's "Beamers" and "Team T.E.A.M.," Highland Middle's "Wait, How Do You Say That?," and Rockland's "Monkicorns."
The global competition takes place in May in Knoxville, Tenn.
Posted 4-15-2014 3:55 PM
New Student Artwork On Display at ERC
Stop by and see the new student artwork on display at the ERC.

Previous artwork is being moved to the Advocate Condell Medical Center where the D70 art gallery is expected to be relocated after a hospital remodeling project.
Posted 4-9-2014 1:46 PM
Upcoming School Holidays, Releases
Please take note of the upcoming school holidays and early releases:

May 23 - Early Release. K-5, 1:15 p.m. No half-day
kindergarten. Highland, 6-8, 1:45 p.m.
May 26 - No School. Memorial Day.

June 5 - Tentative last day of school for students with afternoon release.
June 6 - Tentative last day of school for teachers.
Posted 8-22-2013 6:06 PM
Atten: Former PE Students of Ms. Fiedler
The Highland Middle School staff is putting together a memory book for retiring physical education teacher Pam Fiedler. Please try to share the project when you can and ask former students to send in emails.

Material may be submitted to fiedlermemories@d70schools.org.
Posted 4-1-2014 3:18 PM
Pie Throwing Fund-raiser at Highland Middle School
Highland Middle School students raised enough money for "Camp I Am Me" this week to be able to "pie" a couple of choice teachers.

During the sixth grade event, good-natured Principal Jon Hallmark sat for a student pie in the face but then was puzzled when they told him to keep sitting and his Administrative Assistant Karey Wittenborn got to have a little fun.
Posted 3-20-2014 5:02 PM
Check Out Our Board of Education Podcasts
D70 Board member Luke Stowe works with D70 technology literacy coach Jill Przybylski to create a podcast.

Each Board of Education member, including President Maryann Ovassapian, Vice President Tom Vickers, Julie Damenti, Chris Kennedy, Jennifer Lund, Wendy Schilling and Luke Stowe, has created a podcast to help stakeholders get to know them. The podcasts can be found at d70schools.org, under Board, then go to Podcasts.
Posted 3-17-2014 4:35 PM
Summer School Registration
The D70 summer school catalog is now posted on the website at d70schools.org. Registration opens for district families Sunday, March 9.
Don't miss out! All information can be found on the summer school website.
Posted 3-4-2014 1:56 PM
Our Technology Tells Its Own Story
Our technology offers a variety of tools to help our students communicate, collaborate, work on teams as well as study on their own, and problem solve.
From interactive whiteboards to iPads and iPods, to Chromebooks, to more traditional laptops and desktop computers, our technology is cutting edge.
See how your children are learning through this special video created by our technology department.
Posted 3-5-2014 5:20 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.
Posted 11-14-2013 11:28 AM
Supt. Podcast Captures Snapshot of School Year
Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher offers an updated snapshot of what's happening in the 2013-14 school year, describing projects, initiatives, and commitments in District 70.
Posted 1-15-2014 4:29 PM
FAQ on Kindergarten Registration
An FAQ for parents on kindergarten offerings from District 70 for the 2014-15 school year is now available for your review.
Posted 12-4-2013 4:05 PM
Fire Safety
Mr. John Raymond spoke to 7th grade students today about his experience in the Our Lady of Angels School Fire in 1958. 7th grade students learned about fire safety throughout the day. This team day was designed by staff to align with the school's new fundraising initiative with Camp I am Me (http://www.ifsa.org/camp-i-am-me)
Posted 11-26-2013 10:39 AM
We did it! Highland Middle School reaches goal!
Highland Middle School reached its goal of raising over $10,000 for the COVE organization. We helped to create a piggery at a school in Africa. In this photo, the Student Council Presidents (Kylie Rodriguez, Ian Cox, & EJ Chen) hold up a check to the COVE. Highland's next charitable cause will be to help CAMP I AM ME. Click here to learn more about the organization.
Posted 11-12-2013 12:23 PM
Thank you HFA!
A big thank you to our HFA here at Highland. The HFA's generous support has made it possible to add a new multi-media presentation system to the Highland Learning Center. To learn more about the new media system click here.
Posted 11-4-2013 1:00 PM
Welcome Back Podcast from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher
Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher offers a "Welcome Back" podcast for the 2013-14 school year, including some changes ahead and some considerations brought up by a recent parent survey.
Posted 8-28-2013 2:53 PM
District 70 Assessment Update
Learn more about assessments being administered in Libertyville District 70.
Posted 8-30-2013 10:43 AM