Recent News
4th Grade Paper Roller Coasters

The fourth graders did an amazing job on their paper roller coasters this year in science.  They worked extremely hard building their foundation, tracks and creating an appealing theme.  They had to work through fighting gravity and friction. They had to use their problem solving skills to remedy track issues to compete with the other classes for the longest marble ride. All five fourth grade classes knocked their themes out of the ball park.  Way to go fourth graders!!

Ending the Year in Song!

Chorus ended the year strong with a wonderful Spring Choral Concert last Thursday and a "Superior" performance-rating at the Music in the Parks Festival on Saturday. Congratulations on a great year of singing!

Tuesday, May 21, 2024: Regular Meeting and Fund Transfer Hearing

A Regular Meeting and Public Hearing of the
LaGrange Highlands School District 106 Board of Education

will be held on
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
at 7:00 p.m.

in the Middle School Commons
1850 W. Plainfield Road
LaGrange, IL 60525

During the meeting:

A Public Hearing for the
Transfer of Funds
will be held

Agenda and Attachments for the Meeting

Link to the Meeting Livestream

Summer Orchestra Camp - June 24-28, 2024

Incoming 5th-8th grade orchestra musicians - come join us for Summer Orchestra Camp!
June 24-28, 2024, 11:44 am - 1:45 pm. To sign up, send an email to abeiermeister@district106.net

6th Grade Students Test Gravity

This past week in Science, 6th graders have been studying all things gravity.  We discussed past astronomers, like Aristotle, Galileo and Newton, who contributed ideas to the topic of gravity.  We tested their theories in some fun ways- we proved some correct and showed the errors in others. Ask your student about our gravity demonstrations! This week we completed a virtual lab that allowed us to test how the variables of mass and distance impact the force of gravity! It was a challenging lab but students really ‘forced’ themselves to complete it! (haha pun intended 🤣 )  It was also a great review of independent and dependent variablesOur upcoming topics include galaxies, life cycle of a star, and a scaled Solar System model project.  Be on the lookout for more updates!

LTHS Choir Camp

Students entering grades K-9 (girls) and grades 3-9 (boys) are invited to register for this summer's LTHS Choir Camp!

Musical Boot Camp - July 22 - August 1

Come join us for a musical-intensive Boot Camp this summer!
July 22 - August 1, 2024, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. To sign up, send an email to abeiermeister@district106.net

Show Choir Summer Camp - July 8-18, 2024

Come join us for a Show Choir intensive Boot Camp this summer!
July 8-18, 2024, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
To sign up, send an email to abeiermeister@district106.net

6th Grade Band Master Class Morning

The 6th grade band had a wonderful morning spent with professional musicians from the Chicago area.  We spent time playing as a full group and also in sectionals with our master class teachers.  Thank you to the Educational Foundation for funding such a great event.  I love when we can open up the musical world to our students here at Highlands! 

Band-O-Rama and Orchestra Festival 2024

This past Saturday Intermediate Orchestra and Concert Orchestra performed at the Band-O-Rama and Orchestra Festival at Wilkins Junior High. Both ensembles received a "superior" rating which is the highest rating given. Both orchestras had the opportunity to work with a clinician on the pieces they performed. We're looking forward to hearing the orchestras perform these pieces plus more at their upcoming May Spring Concert!

6th Grade: Measuring Length of Daylight

6th grade students have been working hard to explain the Chicagohenge/Manhattanhenge phenomenon! In class last week students used year long data to determine hours of daylight vs. darkness from a given location on Earth.  We determined that for thousands of years the same patterns have existed and proved the connection between angle of sunlight and the hours of daylight.  Students developed the correlation that the higher the angle of the sun, the more hours of daylight since the Sun’s path is larger.  Today in class we created a 3D model to measure the path of sunlight to further prove our idea!  Today we used lots of measuring, connecting previous ideas, as well as discussion.  The rest of this week we will use our data to figure out more about seasons and how and WHY they differ as we orbit the Sun.

Our big question for tomorrow: If March and September have equal amounts of daylight (proven from videos and labs), how come those months have such different temperatures/characteristics?

ILMEA 4th-6th Grade General Music Festival

On Saturday, April 13th Highland's Singers Brynn Halm (4th), Cora Jones (5th), and Luci Nash (6th) attended the ILMEA General Music Festival at Liberty Junior High School in New Lenox. They were joined with 82 other 4th-6th grade singers in our region for a day of singing, culminating in a performance of four songs. Included in the performance were drumming, Orff, ukulele, and folk dancing ensembles. Congrats, ladies!