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8th Grade Graduation Location-Highlands
8th Grade Graduation Location-Highlands
Graduation will be at 6pm outside here at Highlands!
Art Fair Scavenger Hunt

Highlands Elementary Students enjoyed visiting the Art Fair with the families. A scavenger hunt encouraged them to look closely at the artwork of other students while observing art on display. 

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4th Grade Roller Coasters

The fourth graders did an amazing job on their roller coasters.  It was part of their force and motion unit in science.  They worked together as a class to build the foundation, the tracks and create a theme all made out of paper!! Their goal was to create a roller coaster with the longest marble ride.  Way to go 4th Graders!

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Regular Meeting @ 6:30pm

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

will be held on
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
at 6:30 p.m.

in the Learning Resource Center (LRC)

Agenda and Attachments for the Meeting

Zoom Link to the Meeting Livestream

8th Grade Softball Team Finishes Undefeated Season

The Highlands Hornets 8th grade softball team wrapped up their season this week with an undefeated record of 8-0. Throughout the season the girls learned how to play together as a team and had a lot of fun doing so. It was a great way to end their Highlands sports career before moving onto high school. Nice work, Hornets!

LT Summer Choir Camps

Elementary Art Fair

All are invited to attend the Elementary Art Fair on Thursday, May 11th from 6-8pm, showcasing the work of every student. Artists in grades 2-4 selected one work from the year to display. Kindergarten and 1st grade artists will be surprised to see which art was selected for them by their art teacher Mrs. Chelmecki. Observe the works on display as you complete a family scavenger hunt! 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Special Meeting

A Special Meeting of the
LaGrange Highlands School District 106 Board of Education

will be held on
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
at 7:00 p.m.

in the Learning Resource Center (LRC)

Agenda and Attachments for the Meeting

Zoom Link to the Meeting Livestream

Spring Orchestra Concert

Thank you to our orchestra members and Mrs. Follin for putting on an outstanding spring concert yesterday.  The performances were excellent, and it was nice seeing our students recognized for their hard work and dedication to the orchestra program.  Special thanks to our 8th grade students for their participation in orchestra since 4th grade.  Also, thank you to our 8th grade students for presenting Mrs. Follin with a token of their appreciation.  Great job, Hornets!

Highlands Preschool Registration

We are very excited to be expanding our Early Childhood Education program to include a limited number of tuition-based students for the 2023-24 school year. If you may be interested in this program for your child, please read the information below and register using the provided link. Applications received by Friday, May 12th will be given priority. Families will be notified on Monday, May 22 if their child has been placed in a class or is on the waitlist. If you know of a neighbor or friend who may be interested but does not receive emails from D106, please pass this information along. 

The District 106 Early Childhood Education Program immerses children in a play-based, student-centered environment to maximize student learning, growth, and development. Daily instruction targets all areas of development with a strong focus on literacy, math, language, and social-emotional development. Our ECE classrooms are staffed by licensed teachers with specialized training and certifications in early childhood, special education, and English language development. Additionally, related services (speech/language, occupational therapy, and physical therapy) are integrated into the classroom. Given our staff’s qualifications and specialized training, the Highlands ECE program provides a unique opportunity for our youngest learners to thrive. Below are more details about the program:

  • Participation is limited to children living within the LaGrange Highlands attendance area.
  • Priority will be given to students who are 4 or 5 and are not yet eligible for kindergarten. (Three-year-olds are welcome to apply but will only be considered if all 4 and 5-year-olds have a spot.)
  • The AM section meets from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. five days per week. The PM section meets from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. five days per week.
  • All sections are a blended classroom experience with low student-to-teacher ratios.
  • Attendance days follow the District 106 student attendance calendar.
  • We anticipate having approximately 24 tuition-based spots available. If we receive more applicants than available spots, a lottery will be used.
  • The yearly tuition is $4,250. 

Please use the link below to express interest in your child participating
in the D106 Early Childhood Education program.

D106 Preschool Application

WSCAE Art Show

On Saturday, April 29th, students from Highlands had their artwork on display as part of the West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence (WSCAE) 7th annual Student Art Expo.  This free event took place at the Cheney Mansion in Oak Park.  500 pieces of artwork created by local elementary and middle school students from 56 schools in 15 school districts were on display.  Congratulations to the following students: Alexandra Brubaker, Gillian John, Elizabeth Salerno, Emily Edell, Taylor Thalji, Ava Dodero, Thomas Munizzo, Mubaraka Al-Qamari, and Haley Schneider.  Great work everyone and such an honor!


Caring for our Earth

Kindergarteners had fun making an art project while learning about our earth's natural resources. They learned about land, water, and air pollution as well as the journey of trash to a landfill. They are ready to take care of our planet by recycling, reusing items and reducing trash.