The regular Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for March 17, 2020, will be postponed. We will keep you updated on when the Board of Education meeting will be rescheduled.
Dear Highlands Families,
To safeguard the health and wellness of students, staff, and the community we have decided to close District 106 schools to students beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, with a projected return of Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (this reflects a one week period following spring break and anticipated travel from our community). This is a dynamic situation and the return to school date may change. The Lyons Township superintendents have collaborated on our closure plans and are aligned with one another.
There is a great deal of information to share with families and I have done my best to organize the information in an easy to read format. Please read all the information and contact me with any questions you may have. Please know, at this point, we are not aware of any confirmed cases of coronavirus in our schools.
Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20.
Monday, March 30 - Monday, April 6.
Please access our plan by clicking on the link here.
Spring Break Monday, March 23- Friday, March 27.
Updates will be provided via the website, email, Facebook and Twitter @district106 #106learns
Lunch Pick Up
We will have sack lunch pick up in the District Office Vestibule on Monday, March 16 and 30 and Wednesday, March 18 and April 1, from 11 to 1 for any family who needs to access this service.
Please know that there is no playbook for how to handle a global pandemic and we are doing our best to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students and staff in a very fluid and fast-moving situation. We will continue to be in contact with the Illinois and Cook County Departments of Public Health, as well as our partner school districts and our local villages as we continue to make the best decisions possible for our students and families.
Dr. Amy Warke
Superintendent LaGrange Highlands 106
11 student finalists competed in the 2020 Battle of the Books at Pleasantdale Middle School!
The February 18, 2020 Board Briefs are now available!
Download 2-18-20 Board Brief-reviewed
Summer School Registration is now open! Go to Student Info --> Summer School to register.
Registration will close on Sunday, March 29, 2020. In order to account for scheduled costs, any cancellation after the close of registration will result in a 25% fee. Summer school classes will be June 8 - July 2 (Monday - Thursday) and our summer achievers reading and math classes will be June 8 - July 16 (Monday - Thursday). Band Camp runs from June 15-19 (Monday - Friday). We are looking forward to another summer of fun here at Highlands!
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns -- firstname.lastname@example.org, 708-485-3054
Students in action during 7th Grade Science as they constructed "crash test dummy" cars to graph, analyze, and record speed, inertia, and Newton's First Law of Motion!
The Highlands Jazz Band had a great day visiting LT for their annual Jazz Festival. Our students got the opportunity to perform for and have a clinic with Mr. Dahl, the high school band director. We also got to listen to and have a master class from the wonderful jazz trumpet player, Pharez Whitted. The evening ended with a performance at the evening LT Jazz concert. It was all around a great day!
District 106 is moving to a more efficient residency verification process that will be easier for parents. Currently prior to registration all parents who have students entering grades pre-K, kindergarten and 6th grade are required to bring three documents to school to demonstrate proof of residency.
Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. The vendor uses a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against other electronic databases such as utility companies. We anticipate the overwhelming majority of our families will be electronically verified. If your residency is electronically verified there will be no need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries.
A letter will be sent to families whose residency we are unable to verify electronically. The letter will provide details on additional information you will need to provide and the date by which it is required in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.
Verifying residency is an effort to protect taxpayers and district resources by identifying non-residents attending Highlands schools. Illinois law mandates that parents demonstrate residence prior to enrollment in school and allows for periodic verification to validate compliance with the law. This new process will meet the requirement while being more convenient for parents.
Parents attending kindergarten registration will still be required to bring an original birth certificate and a recent photo of their child to the event on March 3, but no residency documents will be need to be provided.
Please contact the District 106 administration office with any questions or concerns.
The 2020 Battle of the Books was a great success! Fifteen teams of 6-8th graders read 16 books over a 4 month period to answer 300 questions about the books.
Students designed and tested science projects to present to professionals in the science and engineering fields at Brookfield Zoo on February 20th.
A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the LRC at 1750 W. Plainfield Road, La Grange, IL 60525. The agenda for the meeting is available by going to Administration --> Board of Education --> Agendas