6th grade science students had some fun final projects to end the Plate Tectonics Unit! We created edible plate boundaries to show how landforms are created. We modeled different convection within the mantle to show the movement of not only plates, but mountains. We created a geologic timescale on a football field in honor of the Super Bowl (seen in picture). To end it all, we watched all of our weeks of data and analysis come together with a super cool movie called "The Story of Earth!" It was a great end to a unit and to our trimester!
2024 - 2025 Kindergarten
Kindergarten registration will be opening on March 22, in alignment with our annual school registration. Kindergarten registration is in-person, and families can sign up for an appointment via our Sign-up Genius link.
When coming in for registration, please bring the following items:
- Child's Birth Certificate
- Proof of Residency
- Picture of your child
We look forward to seeing you and having you start the registration process for your future Hornet!
Over the past few weeks, our 7th grade engineers have been hard at work learning about electromagnets, circuits, switches, energy, and careers. They utilized all that knowledge in designing, fabricating and testing out their own working electromagnets and participated in the annual ”Highlands Junkyard Wars!” Students competed to see how much scrap metal they could pull out and weigh in a friendly competition. Top scores were Chris Losavio with over 700 grams, Teo Libby and RJ Bigenwald with 580 grams and Julissa Marquez, Phoenix Carr, and Ariana Morales with 362 grams!
C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S to 7th grader Aidan B. who won the Highlands Middle School Spelling Bee this week! He will represent HMS and compete against other local winners at the West 40 Local Bee in Broadview on Tuesday, March 5th. Seventh grader Will P. was the runner up and will serve as our alternate. Well done, H-O-R-N-E-T-S!
On Tuesday, January 16th, Highlands 6th-8th Grade Chorus students visited LT for a day of singing! They had the opportunity to learn alongside LT students and other local middle schools. The day culminated in an evening performance with pieces sung by LT and combined middle school ensembles.
On Monday this week, the 5th Grade Symphonic Band had the exciting opportunity to rehearse and have a master class with professional musicians. We spent time working as a large group and in sectionals. The growth in one morning was amazing! Thanks to the Education Foundation for sponsoring this wonderful master class event. And thanks to our professional musicians that came out to work with our Highlands students!
7th grade Orchestra musicians attended a workshop at Lyons Township with clinician Daryl Silberman. Students worked on the songs Don't Stop Belivin' and Great Balls of Fire - reading their music off lead sheets for the melody, harmony, and bass line. After learning all three parts, musicians chose which part they wanted to jam out on at the end to put their hard work together!
Dear Highlands Community,
Highlands schools will be open for in-person attendance on Tuesday, January 16th. Please review these important details:
- Please make every effort to drive your child to school or carpool with another family.
- Students should not walk to school without being accompanied by an adult.
- Students will be able to enter any door that is typically open during student arrival. Staff will be at the doors starting at 8:10.
- Due to the increased number of students being dropped off and the process likely taking longer than usual, the student arrival window will be extended by 10 minutes. Students dropped off any time between 8:20-8:40 will not be considered tardy.
- During dismissal, students will remain inside the school until their ride arrives. Students will not be allowed to walk home on their own. We know this will cause the dismissal process to take longer, so please be patient as we employ this strategy to ensure students are not outside longer than needed.
- If your child is not in attendance due to the temperature, it will be considered an excused absence. Please be sure to call the office and report all absences.
- Students brought their school-assigned computers and iPads home on Thursday. Please be sure they bring those devices and their musical instruments to school tomorrow.
We are looking forward to seeing our students and having a great day of learning. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to respond to this email.
John Munch, Superintendent
A Regular Meeting of the
LaGrange Highlands School District 106 Board of Education
will be held on
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hello Highlands Community,
Unfortunately, tomorrow's heavy snowfall continues to be predicted to arrive in two main bursts, one in the hours leading up to student arrival, and one in the hours leading up to student dismissal. For that reason, school is canceled for tomorrow, January 12th.
There is no remote learning tomorrow, but there is an assignment for all students...get outside and enjoy a bunch of fresh snow. Future snow days this year will be remote learning days, so this is the time to make those memories.
John Munch, Superintendent