A Message from the Administrative Team

What a year!

This year has been full of challenges and successes...from indoor, no wait, outdoor lunches...to masks required, no wait, no masks... and all of the challenge and fun that comes from daily school life, like concerts, homework, projects, iPads and more!

We are so encouraged by the persistence and positive attitude of our students, and are grateful for your partnership through this school year. THANK YOU for supporting us in making Highcrest such a wonderful community for all of us to grow and learn together.

We wish you a wonderful summer full of fun, family, relaxation and sunshine. To our sixth grade families, we look forward to seeing you across the field at WJHS, and to our fifth grade families, we are looking forward to seeing you again in the fall!

Take care,

Kelly, Susie, and Linda

Click on the link in the title above to check out a slideshow of the great year we've had at HMS!


Check out the video linked below to enjoy a special farewell from our HMS instrumental music, music, choir, and drama teachers. Summer starts today!
Summer Starts Today (HMS Performing Arts Departments 2022)


Enjoy checking out our first ever edition of the Hawk Herald, recently published by our Newspaper Club!


On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of District 39, we thank you for your support and partnership throughout the 2021-2022 school year. We wish you a wonderful summer ahead and look forward to reuniting again in the fall. Have a safe, restful and joyful summer break!

Board of Education Meeting

On Monday evening, the Board of Education will host its regular monthly meeting. In addition to liaison reports and administrative updates, the Board will hear Strategic Plan Updates including the 2022 Spring NWEA MAP Assessment Report, the 2022 Spring Social Emotional Learning Assessment Report, and a Review of Strategic Plan and Action Step Accomplishments. Additionally, the Board will review the District 39 Fiscal Year 2023 Tentative Budget. Click here for access to the complete meeting agenda and materials posted Friday afternoon.


LINK: http://www.wilmette39.org/news/community_events

School Supply Reuse Recycle Drive: Last year the National Charity League organized a school supply collection during the final week of school to divert hundreds of school supply items from going into the landfills. Please donate gently used/unused items to needy students and families. Students and teachers, please place all unused or gently-used school supplies into the bin located outside your school the week of June 9–12.

The Village of Wilmette’s Sesquicentennial Celebration includes many fun activities and projects. Donations of $25 and up will receive recognition in the Commemorative 150th Edition of the Wilmette Communicator. See flyer for details or go to http://www.wilmette150.org

The 2022 Summer Debate Institute at Northwestern University’s Evanston Campus will be held August 1-5 for all rising 6th-9th grade students. Enroll prior to June 8 using this form. Additional information on the website or contact Camp Director Camila Vincens.

New Trier Township offers a Food Pantry 10am - 4pm weekdays for families that live/work in the township. NT Township also offers Emergency Financial Assistance, Legal Aid Clinic, property tax assistance, social service referrals and other available resources. Go to www.newtriertownship.com for more information. The Township is also sponsoring a paper shredding event tomorrow, May 7th 8:30-11:30 am at Regina Dominican High School.

New Trier Dance Division hosts Summer Dance Camps for children age 4 through the 9th grade June 20-24.

Loyola Academy offers Junior High Enrichment Summer Programs. For more information contact summerschool@loy.org or www.goramblers.org/summerschool

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) is hosting Campyardigan Summer Camp options for students ages 5-13 with disabilities. The Spring Guide lists summer recreation programs.

Buddy Baseball Registration is open to special needs children 7 - 22 years old throughout New Trier Township at no cost. Buddy Players are paired with Buddy Volunteers and games last approximately 75 minutes. Register at www.wilmettebaseball.org

The Trevian Girls Softball Association is adding 8-10 year olds to their spring and summer teams. Contact Kelsey Farmer for more information.

Wilmette Food Pantry is open every Tuesday 10:00-11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church.

"Best Step Tutoring” offers free online tutoring for PreK-12 grades.

McKenzie Pack One is welcoming any interested McKenzie students. Email wilmettepackone@gmail.com for more information.

Cub Scout Pack 8 is welcoming Harper and Highcrest students (K-5 graders) to join the pack. Contact cubmaster@packeight.com for more information.

BSA Troops 5G (girls) & 5B (boys) are looking for interested kids in grades 5-12 to join. Contact Laura.Myerholtz@gmail.com for more information.