2023 - 2024 Kindergarten
Kindergarten pre-registration will be opening up in March. Our pre-registration window will be open from March 1 through March 15. Please click on our Pre-Registration Sign-up link to choose your date and time for pre-registration. When coming in for pre-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!
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has honored 490 Illinoisans for their extraordinary contributions to education across the state through its annual Those Who Excel & Teacher of the Year Awards. This year two of those awardees come from District 106.
Highlands' own, Mrs. Lauren Fountas, received an award of Meritorious Service in the category for Educational Support Personnel.
And, Mr. Stetson Steele, received an award of Special Recognition in the category for Admin.
This week in 7th Grade Science, our young engineers participated in a week long lesson on circuits by utilizing the curriculum from Project Lead The Way (PLTW). Students were able to use engineering practices to create and examine various types of circuits by utilizing "Snap Circuits" to analyze how electrical current flows across series, parallel, and combination circuits under various working loads.
World Read Aloud Day happens annually on February 1. Millions around the globe use this day to celebrate the power of reading aloud to others. We celebrated World Read Aloud Day in the district today as our 7th graders from Mrs. Clark's and Mrs. Murphy's LA classes read to our elementary students throughout the day. It was wonderful seeing our middle school students visiting elementary classrooms. Thank you to everyone who participated in this great activity.
Second graders celebrated National Reading Day with some good, old-fashioned buddy reading!
As ECE continues to study "Clothes", we are learning to sew. Students used a sewing machine to make their own cloth bags.
Kindergarteners are becoming social detectives. Today students listened to the story Thinking with our Eyes and practiced thinking with their eyes. Miss Burke’s kindergarteners are thinking with their eyes about what the aliens in the story might want to do with a pair of cowboy boots... Great job social detectives!
First grade had a blast at the DuPage Children's Museum yesterday. They got to create their own creatures, build in the workshop, and experiment with water, wind, and bubbles!
ECE is learning all about clothing. This includes how to take care of our clothes. We are pretending to wash, dry, fold and even iron our clothes!
We truly enjoy our kindergarten buddy times in 4th Grade! We have done so many fun and amazing activities with our buddy this past month. Last week the 4th graders in 4SZ helped their buddy solve math problems to crack the code in their SNOWMAN ESCAPE ROOM! The kids all had so much fun in solving clues in our classrooms and in the hallway to try and FREE Freezie the Snowman before he melted!
Great progress has been made over the past few months!
Download Building Progress
A big congratulations to our 8th grade boys' basketball team. The boys beat McClure last night in the championship game of the annual Hodgkins Tournament to end their perfect season. They won 49-35 and brought home their second third trophy of the season. We cannot wait to add this team to our list of champions here at Highlands!
Thank you to the students, staff, and parents that supported our teams this season. A special thank you to our cheerleaders for their support and spirit throughout the season.