Highlands Middle School
Principal:Mr. Mike Papierski
Office Staff: Mrs. Lauren Fountas
Address:1850 Plainfield Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
Phone:708-579-6890
708-485-3593 (Fax)
708-485-3636 (Absence Line)
Highlands Middle School
Principal:Mr. Mike Papierski
Office Staff: Mrs. Lauren Fountas
Address:1850 Plainfield Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
Phone:708-579-6890
708-485-3593 (Fax)
708-485-3636 (Absence Line)
Highlands Middle School
Principal:Mr. Mike Papierski
Office Staff: Mrs. Lauren Fountas
Address:1850 Plainfield Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
Phone:708-579-6890
708-485-3593 (Fax)
708-485-3636 (Absence Line)
Highlands Middle School
Principal:Mr. Mike Papierski
Office Staff: Mrs. Lauren Fountas
Address:1850 Plainfield Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
Phone:708-579-6890
708-485-3593 (Fax)
708-485-3636 (Absence Line)
Highlands Middle School
Principal:Mr. Mike Papierski
Office Staff: Mrs. Lauren Fountas
Address:1850 Plainfield Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
Phone:708-579-6890
708-485-3593 (Fax)
708-485-3636 (Absence Line)
Highlands Middle School
Principal:Mr. Mike Papierski
Office Staff: Mrs. Lauren Fountas
Address:1850 Plainfield Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
Phone:708-579-6890
708-485-3593 (Fax)
708-485-3636 (Absence Line)
Highlands Middle School
Principal:Mr. Mike Papierski
Office Staff: Mrs. Lauren Fountas
Address:1850 Plainfield Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
Phone:708-579-6890
708-485-3593 (Fax)
708-485-3636 (Absence Line)


LaGrange Highlands Middle School
Principal's Point of View

Let’s get this year started! It is time to get in the right mindset. Start getting your kids up at 7:00 a.m., have them eat breakfast, make sure they are reading and doing TenMarks; it is School Time!

 

First Day
The first official day of school is Tuesday, August 23rd. This is a full day for all middle school students. Please make sure to provide your child with a lunch if you don’t order a hot lunch for your child.

 

Daily Schedule

Students enter the building at 8:20 am, homeroom starts at 8:27 am, and the final bell is at 3:15 pm.  Classes are 42 minutes and Language Arts will be 84 minutes,. Lunch times have changed a bit; 5th – 11:25, 6th – 11:00, 7th – 12:30, 8th – 11:45 am.

 

Early Dismissal Dates

Friday, Sept 2                 Friday, Feb 10
Monday Oct 31                Friday, March 3
Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. and will not eat lunch at school.

 

Late Start Dates

September 14 and 28                    February 1 and 15

October 19                                   March 15

November 16 and 30                     April 26

December 14                                 May 17

January 18, 2017

Students will enter at 9:05 a.m.

 

Sports Physicals

Students cannot participate in after-school activities without an up-to-date physical. Tryouts for girls' basketball, boys' softball, and cross country will take place the first week of school.

 

6th Graders
The first day of school will give students a chance to walk their new schedules, practice their lock combinations, get to know who their teachers are, and begin their middle school journey. Locks can be picked up Monday, August 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, and Thursday, August 18, 10:00 – 12:00 pm. If you do not have a chance to pick up your child’s lock, he/she will receive it the first day of school in homeroom.

 

Communication / Schoology

We will use Schoology as our main source of communication; however, we will continue to use email for emergency type of information. It is very important to become familiar with Schoology. Schoology gives us one place to find things, participate in discussions, and to stay up to date on what is happening in the middle school. The Middle School Parents’ access code is VVWTK-9NQ6B.

 

Also, make sure to join your child’s grade specific Parent Course. Team leaders will send the specific access codes the first week of school. This will give you access to your child’s grade level information and the opportunity to communicate with the team.

 

If you request paper copies of communication, please know that these are almost always sent after the electronic communication has taken place. Please be sure to add/update your email and setup your Schoology account as soon as possible.

 

Student Handbook

Please make sure to review the student handbook, it can be found on the district website, under the our schools tab.

 

P.E. Uniforms
If you did not purchase uniforms during registration, they will be available for purchase beginning August 23, in the middle school office. Checks should be made out to LaGrange Highlands District 106
           - Shirts -  $8.00
           - Shorts - $8:00

 

School Visits
We look forward to seeing you as a guest and volunteer in the building throughout the school year. We want to remain as transparent and accessible as possible while also establishing and enforcing effective safety and security procedures. All visitors to the school during regular school hours must sign in and out through the office and will be issued a visitor badge and lanyard. The badge and lanyard will serve as an indication that the visitor has completed the sign-in procedure and that their presence in the building is accounted for. All regular volunteers are asked to complete the Volunteer Information Form and submit it to the middle school office prior to volunteering during school hours. The form will be accessible through the district website and in each office.

 

 

Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Papierski, Principal

(708) 218-7811