Friday, April 5, 2013
“Not only does this race promote doing something healthy but it also encourages students to be good citizens and give back to their world-wide community," said Kerstin Cholewin.
The Libertyville community is invited to join Highland Middle School’s first 5K race, called the “Hornet Hustle,” at 9 a.m. on April 6 in Independence Grove. Proceeds from the timed race will benefit the Cove Alliance, an organization dedicated to providing social services to orphaned and disadvantaged children in Uganda. This has been Highland’s major fundraiser for the last two years. Highland Middle School partnered with the Cove Alliance and is committed to raising enough money to build a piggery for children in Uganda. “This is the first fundraising race Highland has ever held,” said teacher and Cove Alliance Committee member Kerstin Cholewin. “We are extremely excited to offer an event that will attract students and families, as well…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Register today for Highland Middle School's "Hornet Hustle," a charity 5K Run/Walk scheduled for April 6 at Independence Grove.
Tuesday, March 19
Highland Middle School will host the "Hornet Hustle" 5K Run/Walk for charity at 9 a.m. April 6 at Independence Grove in Libertyville. Come out and support efforts to provide a sustainable food source, such as the creation of piggeries, for the people of Uganda. All event proceeds will benefit the COVE Alliance. This is an officially-timed event with free T-shirts and medals for the top finishers. The cost to register is $40 per adult and $25 for ages 9 to 17. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/5khornet. Same day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the North Bay Pavilion at Independence Grove. The event begins at 9 a.m. Course details For questions, e-mail Jon Hallmark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 18, 2013
“We have had a great year of wrestling,” said Coach Rob Rajcevich
Five Highland Middle School wrestlers competed on the state level this month, with two eighth-graders placing third and fourth respectively in their weight classes. Paddy Potts placed third in 100 lbs weight class in state while Jackson Damenti placed fourth in 126 lbs weight class. Other HMS wrestlers competing at Northern Illinois University on the state level included Tyler Padilla, Dylan Ledman, Jake DeBruler, The state tournament was held in conjunction with the Illinois Elementary School Association. “Paddy Potts broke a school record of “best place finisher” in the history of Highland wrestling when he placed third,” said coach and physical education teacher Rob Rajcevich. “Jackson Damenti also broke a record for 'most matches' – …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Area elementary and middle school students will compete in the Far North Regional Tournament of Destination Imagination in Libertyville Saturday.
Libertyville students will put their problem-solving skills to the test Saturday, March 2 at the Far North Regional Tournament of Destination Imagination, a non-profit organization that fosters creativity and teamwork in the areas of science, technology engineering, math, the arts and service learning. The regional tournament will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Highland Middle School at 310 W. Rockland Rd., in Libertyville. Parking will be limited. Click here to view the full event schedule for all participating teams. Awards will be held at Libertyville High School at 708 W. Park Ave. A record number of teams from Libertyville Elementary District 70 will participate in Saturday's tourament. Following local tournaments, the top-scoring …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Adler Park School ranked at first place for schools smaller than 450. Congrats, District 70!
Thursday, January 17
All five Libertyville Elementary District 70 schools ranked in the top 10 for the 24th Annual Lake County Elementary School Fall Attendance Week. Ranking in the top 10 slots for schools smaller than 450 was first place Adler Park with 99 percent attendance, third place Rockland with 98.4 percent attendance, and tied for fourth place was Copeland Manor with 98.32 percent attendance. For Medium sized elementary schools, Butterfield School ranked ninth in the top 10 with 97.33 percent attendance. Highland Middle School was named to first place in the top 10 for large elementary schools with 98.32 percent attending. It is the second year in a row that Highland has been in first place. All Lake County elementary schools are eligible to be …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The students completed the project Sept. 21.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Highland Middle School students planted pinwheels on the school’s front lawn on Sept. 21, as part of a Pinwheel for Peace project. This was the second time students participated in the project under Highland art teacher Megan Russel. Students "planted" a pinwheel someone at the school made. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, who taught at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida. The project began as a way for their students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. The project was quickly embraced by the entire school community and then by millions of art teachers, teachers, parents, children and adults who desire…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Have a great season, students!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Cross-Country Team Named Members of the 2012-13 cross-country team at Highland Middle School have recently been named. The cross-country teams are made up of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. The team coaches include Erin Gillespie, Amy LeJeune, Angie McCarthy, and Carrie Shea. The eighth grade team members are Sam Bako, Josh Blockinger, Robyn Bonate, Ryan Bonate, Amanda Brown, Corbin Chang, Katie Chyna, Jackson Damenti, Jack Devroy, Patrick Earley, Nate Ellingson, Rob Ervine, Max Flanagan, Joe Gasick, Chris Haidvogel, Eric Johnson, Brian Lemay, Jasmine Li, Estelle Mace, Jonathan Ozimek, Jonathan Rogin, Olivia Rush, Daniel Samelson, Georgia Sampson, Troy Sanchez, James Scheuneman, Emily Souranis, Elisabeth Stevens, Addison …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The district will send three teams to the competition in Tennessee.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Three Libertyville Elementary District 70 teams involved in an international problem-solving program will compete on the global level — the highest level possible — this weekend. Destination Imagination challenges students in problem solving techniques. This year, students from Adler Park, Butterfield and Highland Middle School had teams competing in the state and regional competitions. Recently, three of the four teams placed in the first and second slots on the state level, which propels them to the global competition on May 23-26 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. The sponsors for all the District 70 teams this year are teachers Karen McLean and Ashley Zeinz. The following teams will compete on the global level…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Congratulations to all of these students!
Students from Highland Middle School in Libertyville were inducted into the Sarah Morse Butler chapter of the National Junior Honor Society during a special candlelit ceremony on May 14. ''Membership into the National Junior Honor Society is the highest honor a school can bestow upon a student,'' said NJHS Faculty Advisor Sarah Grant. Membership into the society for the seventh- and eighth-graders is based on standards of scholarship, citizenship, leadership, service and character. Students inducted in must have a maintained cumulative grade-point-average of 3.83 or higher. Students inducted included: Megha Adya, Manal Ahmed, Oluwatoyosi Akinlade, Mitry Anderson, Anne Barnett, Emily Baumstark, Rachel Bierman, Emily Blackwell, Ryan Bogan, …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Meet was held May 5 at Lakes High School.
Highland Middle School’s track and field teams did well when they competed May 5 in the Lakeside Conference Track meet held at Lakes High School. The meet began with team Captain Lily Moore taking first place in the eighth grade girls’ hurdles division. Lily later cruised to first place in the 400 run and landed a second place finish in the long jump. She also helped the 4X400 relay team as it placed third. "Lily did a solid job all season and for her to be conference champ in two events and runner-up in another, says a lot about her ability,” said head track coach Gerry Carollo, a physical education teacher at Adler Park School. “She’s also first class when it comes to character, just a pleasure to be around.” Another solid set of efforts…