School News
Middle SchoolGlobal Read Aloud Book Discussion
  Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 12:23:25 CST

jobrien writes "

Ms. O'Brien's 6th grade LA class (period 8/9) participated in a Google Hangouts discussion of the novel they are reading as part of the Global Read Aloud.  They talked with 6th graders in Virginia about the book Refugee, comparing their impressions of the characters and asking each other questions about the three main story lines.

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Music Program NewsCongratulation to Highlands ILMEA Band Participants
  Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 12:23:10 CST

mhardesty writes "

Congratulations to Highlands 8th graders Alex Snyder and Elise Weyer on their ILMEA Honor Band performance today.  Alex Snyder was 1st chair tuba and Elise had 2 solo percussion assignments for the concert.  We are so proud of your commitment and passion for music! 

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Music Program NewsCongratulation to Highlands ILMEA Band Participants
  Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 12:23:06 CST

mhardesty writes "

Congratulations to Highlands 8th graders Alex Snyder and Elise Weyer on their ILMEA Honor Band performance today.  Alex Snyder was 1st chair tuba and Elise had 2 solo percussion assignments for the concert.  We are so proud of your commitment and passion for music! 

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Middle SchoolGrade 6 "Welcome to America!" Service Project
  Tuesday, November 06, 2018 @ 11:20:18 CST

jobrien writes "

Dear Highlands Families,

In connection with our novel study of the book Refugee, our Highlands Middle School 6th grade students are organizing a collection of items needed by a refugee family that is new to our area.  

Please use the attached Sign Up Genius link to help by donating items to make their new apartment feel like home!

(Please donate new items only.)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084AAEAB2EA4F49-hmssixth

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Middle School7th Grade and Grand Ave enjoy a science lab!
  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 17:04:51 CDT

jagnos writes "

Happy Halloween!  Our 7th grade science students in periods 2+3 invited their Grand Avenue buddies down to the lab today to celebrate Halloween by making some slime!  Thank you Grand Avenue for coming down and we look forward to our next collaborative adventure with 7th grade and Grand Avenue!

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Middle School7th Grade and Grand Ave enjoy a science lab!
  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 17:04:50 CDT

jagnos writes "

Happy Halloween!  Our 7th grade science students in periods 2+3 invited their Grand Avenue buddies down to the lab today to celebrate Halloween by making some slime!  Thank you Grand Avenue for coming down and we look forward to our next collaborative adventure with 7th grade and Grand Avenue!

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Middle School7th Grade Science - Density Lab
  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 16:39:12 CDT

jagnos writes "

Today our 7th grade scientists had the opportunity to practice calculating the densities to help solve the mystery of 8 unknown elements.  They used triple beam balances, beakers of water, and good old-fashioned teamwork and problem solving skills to determine the identity of the metals and non-metals!

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Buildings and GroundsBuildings and Ground Excellence
  Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 11:27:51 CDT

When you come to any of our buildings the first thing you notice is how clean and well maintained they are.  This doesn't happen on accident.  Our Buildings and Grounds Department led by Mr. Kent Hoefling take great care and pride in keeping our classrooms and performance areas the best they can be for our students.  This video shows just some of the projects they tackled over the summer of 2018.

A Crew on a Mission - Summer Projects at District 106





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