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Pre-School Screening

LaGrange Highlands School District 106 announces that pre-school screening for children ages 3 to 5 will be held on an ongoing basis throughout the balance of the school year. Children must live within the boundaries of District 106 to participate. Screenings will be conducted on select Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 PM. Appointments are required.

Children will be screened in the areas of fine and gross motor development, vision, hearing, speech, and language. The purpose of the screening is to identify children who might need additional evaluation and to answer concerns parents may have about their child’s development.

Appointments can be made by sending an email to lhilbrich@district106.net and indicating a preferred screening day. Please include parent phone number, street address, and child’s name and date of birth. Sessions will be assigned and confirmed as requests are received. Screenings will be held at Highlands Elementary School, 5850 Laurel Avenue, LaGrange.

D106 Board Meeting - January 19, 2021
A regular meeting of the D106 Board of Education will be held tonight at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and simulcast on YouTube beginning at 7 p.m. due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and can be accessed using the following link:
 
 
January 19, 2021 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and simulcast on YouTube beginning at 7:00 due to the covid-19 global pandemic and can be accessed here. The agenda for the meeting is available by going to Administration > Board of Education > Agenda

PARTICIPATION

Due to the recommended stay-at-home advisory for Suburban Cook County, District 106 would like to provide our community with two ways to comment at the Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Education.

Option #1: Comment Form

Board members will read each submitted statement, however, these comments are not read aloud at the meeting.

This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in order to allow sufficient time to process and submit them to the Board of Education.

Option #2: Speak During the Simulcast

Please complete the following form if you wish to speak via Zoom during the Communication, Visitor Comments, and Participation agenda item.

This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in order to allow sufficient time to process these requests.

  • Please leave your name, address, email address, and phone number on the form
  • On Tuesday after 5:30, you will receive information via email to access the meeting through a video conference
  • You will be admitted to the meeting by a moderator and have your microphone muted until your name is called during the public comment session
  • The public comment period will be limited to allow the rest of the agenda items to be discussed in a timely manner
  • Each individual will have a maximum of five (5) minutes to address your comments to the Board of Education. You will then be removed from the meeting and can continue to watch via the public stream on YouTube



December 23, 2020 Special Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and simulcast on YouTube beginning at 7:00 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/_QvOHXvc6Us

The agenda for the meeting is available by going to Administration --> Board of Education -->Agenda

PARTICIPATION

Due to the recommended stay-at-home advisory for Suburban Cook County, District 106 would like to provide our community with two ways to comment at the Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Special Meeting of the Board of Education.

Option #1: Comment Form

Board members will read each submitted statement, however, these comments are not read aloud at the meeting.

- Please click here to access this form. https://forms.gle/Ht8R41ofXHwq9YVKA

This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in order to allow sufficient time to process and submit them to the Board of Education.

Option #2: Speak During the Simulcast

Please complete the following form if you wish to speak via Zoom during the Communications, Visitor Comments, and Participation agenda item. 

- Please click here to access this form. https://forms.gle/AufT5uY7Ls3MwCwZA

This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in order to allow sufficient time to process these requests.

- Please leave your name, address, email address, and phone number on the form. 

- On Wednesday after 5:30, you will receive information via email to access the meeting through a video conference. 

- You will be admitted to the meeting by a moderator and have your microphone muted until your name is called during the public comment session. 

- The public comment period will be limited to allow the rest of the agenda items to be discussed in a timely manner. 

- Each individual will have a maximum of 5 minutes to address your comments to the board of education. Then you will be removed from the meeting and can continue to watch via the public stream on YouTube.

Highlands Virtual Holiday Sing-a-long

In place of our annual in-person all elementary school Holiday Sing-a-long, we are posting a Virtual Sing-a-long.  Over the next week your child and family are invited to celebrate the season with a do it yourself Holiday Sing-a-long.  The attached link includes 6 videos created by Mrs. Hardesty and Mr. Koning.  There is also a program and lyric sheet available.  The videos are labeled in order from 1-6, and contain most of the lyrics imbedded into the videos.

 

On behalf of the administration, teachers and staff, we wish all of you a safe and Happy Holidays!

Link to Virtual Holiday Sing-a-long

Power Restored at District 106

After an afternoon power outage, power has been restored at District 106. Classes will continue as normal for tomorrow, Friday, December 18.

Please note that various services including the district website will be down at various times on Monday, December 21, due to planned maintenance. Similarly, PowerSchool will be down periodically on Tuesday, December 22.

Highlands Food Drive UPDATE and THANK YOU!

HIGHLANDS VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE UPDATE and THANK YOU 

Dear Highlands families,

Our Highlands Student Council and SOS Club Virtual Food Drives to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository have garnered an AMAZING level of support so far. We have collected enough to provide more than 11,000 meals to our neighbors in need!
 
For every $1 donated, the Food Depository is able to provide 3 meals. 
If you haven't yet had a chance to contribute and you would still like to donate, just visit our food drive page (https://www.myfooddrive.org/drive.php?15bb8a5d9a). 
 
While Friday was the "official" last day of this virtual food drive, the contributions may continue... as the need most certainly will.  Thank you SO MUCH for your support of this project and your generosity!
 
Sincerely,
Ms. Danielle Rankovich, Student Council Advisor
and
Mrs. Kim Kyp-Johnson, SOS Club Coordinator
December 15, 2020 Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Education

A Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. 

The meeting will be held virtually and simulcast on Youtube beginning at 7:00 pm due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/OehM1kRwHlY

The agenda for the meeting is available by going to Administration --> Board of Education -->Agenda

PARTICIPATION

Participation at this meeting will be held for three (3) different agenda items.

  1. Communications, Comments, Visitors, and Participation
  2. The Bond Hearing
  3. The Tax Levy Hearing

Due to the recommended stay-at-home advisory for Suburban Cook County, District 106 would like to provide our community with two ways to participate at the meeting.

Option #1: Written Comment Form

The written comments submitted for the Communication, Comments, Visitors, and Participation agenda item are not read aloud at the meeting, however, the Board will read each of the comments carefully.

The comments for the Bond Hearing and the Tax Levy Hearing will be read aloud during their portion of the meeting.

  1. Click here to access the GENERAL COMMENTS form. Link will be active when available.
  2. Click here to access the BOND HEARING comment form. Link will be active when available.
  3. Click here to access the TAX LEVY HEARING comment form. Link will be active when available.

These forms will stop accepting submissions at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in order to allow sufficient time to process and submit them to the Board of Education.

Option #2: Speak During the Simulcast

Please click here to access the form to sign up to speak at the meeting.

You will be able to choose from the following three (3) options on this form:

  1. Speak during the Communications, Comments, Visitors, and Participation segment of the Regular Meeting
  2. Speak during the BOND HEARING
  3. Speak during the TAX LEVY HEARING

This form will stop accepting submissions at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in order to allow sufficient time to process these requests.

- Please leave your name, address, email address, and phone number on the form. 

- On Tuesday after 5:30, you will receive information via email to access the meeting through a video conference. 

- You will be admitted to the meeting by a moderator and have your microphone muted until your name is called during the public comment session. 

- The public comment period will be limited to allow the rest of the agenda items to be discussed in a timely manner. 

- Each individual will have a maximum of 5 minutes to address your comments to the board of education. Then you will be removed from the meeting and can continue to watch via the public stream on Youtube.

K-2 Students Create during Remote Steam Class

Kindergarteners have been busy learning about their senses and created robot hands, 1st graders have been learning about plant habitats and created their own adaptive plants, and 2nd graders used the engineering design process to create ziplines and experimented by racing paper tubes and making carriers to send objects down the zipline.

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Grade 7 - Kitchen Chemistry Lab - Energy Reactions

What fun this was!  Students in grade 7 science learned about how various chemicals can either create or break bonds by conducting two chemical reactions in the kitchen.  Check out some the cool creations that we made!

December 7th Return to School

District 106 Community:

After careful consideration and many discussions between the leadership staff and the board of education, District 106 students will return to in-person learning with COVID-19 mitigations on December 7th. 

The Middle School daily schedule will return to the five days of instruction model utilized prior to the adaptive pause.  Students and Parents should see no changes to previous schedules.  

The Elementary School will implement an intentional mitigation strategy by moving into an A-B-A-B-A/B schedule to ensure six-foot social distancing. All changes to schedules will be reflected on Schoology and the district website. The duration of this version of our hybrid schedule is unknown at this time but D106 will make every effort to return students to five-day in-person instruction as soon as possible.

While local zip code metrics have increased since the holiday weekend, the adaptive pause has achieved the desired result of reducing in-district cases and stabilizing staffing, allowing a return to in-person learning.  Parents with concerns about our return have the option to keep their children at home to learn remotely. Full remote classes will not be impacted by these changes.

The goal to keep children in school is shared by all and we want to reiterate that we cannot do this alone.  It is imperative that we work together towards the bigger picture; if we do this, we have confidence that we will achieve this goal. To that end, we urge each and every person in our Highlands community to do the necessary things away from school, especially as the holiday season approaches, that will help keep our kids in the building and learning at the highest level. This includes following the safety protocols in the community, self-quarantining when necessary and adhering to the daily health check-in requirements. Updated procedures regarding self-certification, quarantine timelines, and self-quarantine procedures following travel will be communicated in the coming days. 

With the shared goal of providing the highest level of education in the safest environment possible, the leadership team will continue to monitor all of the factors that led to this decision and address any further need for mitigation accordingly.  More changes may be communicated moving forward, including minor shifts to the school calendar.  We will provide as much notice as possible to both staff and families when adjustments are necessary.  Thank you for your patience during this process.  

Sincerely,

D106 Leadership Team

 

December 1, 2020 Special Meeting of the Board of Education

A Special Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and simulcast on Youtube beginning at 7:00 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and can be accessed at https://youtu.be/EHdQUWVL23Q

The agenda for the meeting is available by going to Administration --> Board of Education -->Agenda

PARTICIPATION

Due to the recommended stay-at-home advisory for Suburban Cook County, District 106 would like to provide our community with two ways to comment at the Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Special Meeting of the Board of Education.

Option #1: Comment Form

Board members will read each submitted statement, however, these comments are not read aloud at the meeting.

- Please click here to access this form.

This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in order to allow sufficient time to process and submit them to the Board of Education.

Option #2: Speak During the Simulcast

Please complete this form if you wish to speak during the Communications, Visitors, Comments, and Participation agenda item.

- Please click here to access this form.

This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in order to allow sufficient time to process these requests.

- Please leave your name, address, email address, and phone number on the form.

- On Tuesday after 5:30, you will receive information via email to access the meeting through a video conference.

- You will be admitted to the meeting by a moderator and have your microphone muted until your name is called during the public comment session.

- The public comment period will be limited to allow the rest of the agenda items to be discussed in a timely manner.

- Each individual will have a maximum of 5 minutes to address your comments to the board of education. Then you will be removed from the meeting and can continue to watch via the public stream on Youtube.