Strategic Plan 2016-21
Superintendent's Department
District 70 Voices heard!

From parents to community to staff focus groups, information has been gathered to support the two-day strategic planning process. A compilation of information gathered has been well integrated into a solid and formidable five-year plan. Approved by the Board of Education in June and introduced to teachers on their opening Institute Day, the energy and promise of District 70's future is at an all-time high.

The new Strategic Plan 2016-21 is now posted on the D70 website under DASHBOARD.
Updated 8-18-2016 1:48 PM
D70 Field-Testing in Science & Language Arts
Superintendent's Department
District 70 During the first few months of school, District 70 teachers & students will field test science and language arts materials. Field tests provide opportunities to enhance teaching and learning aligned with the New Illinois Science and Language Arts Standards as teachers and students interact with materials selected by our science and language arts committees.
Following the field testing, feedback gathered from teachers, parents and students will help guide future decisions.

For more information:
Science: STEMscopes (September-November)
Language Arts: Pearson ReadyGEN (3rd/4th/5th grades September & October); Houghton Miflin Harcourt Journeys (K-5 November & December)
Updated 8-24-2016 5:20 PM
Welcome Back to School From Supt. Schumacher
Superintendent's Department
Guy Schumacher A back to school greeting from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher - with photos!
Updated 8-24-2016 5:27 PM
What's New This School Year?
Superintendent's Department
District 70 Read the latest news release to find out what's new this school year. Information is power!
Updated 8-22-2016 9:28 AM
New HMS Dean of Students Mike Cholipski
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please welcome Mike Cholipski, the new Dean of Students at Highland Middle School.
Mike is completing his master's of art degree in Educational Leadership at Northeastern Illinois University this month. He has a bachelor's of art degree in history from Brown University where he also was a member of the 2005 Ivy League Champion football team. He earned his teaching certificate from Trinity Christian College.
Before coming to District 70, Mike was a social studies teacher at Warren Township High School for the last five years. There he coached varsity football for two years, along with sophomore baseball and was named the boys bowling head coach for the inaugural season.
He was so well liked by the high school students, he was voted the Student Council's Most Inspirational Teacher in 2015.
When you see him in the hall of HMS, please give him a warm welcome!
Updated 8-17-2016 2:52 PM
New Butterfield Kindergarten Teacher Sarah McPherren
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please welcome new Butterfield kindergarten teacher Sarah McPherren who joins the staff for the 2016-17 school year.

Ms. McPherren may look familiar because she was a long-term substitute teacher at Butterfield School last year. She actually was a sub in the kindergarten room she is teaching in this year!

Ms. McPherren graduated with bachelor degrees in psychology and education from Lakehead University in Ontario. She also graduated from Confederation College in Ontario with an early childhood education diploma. She also went to high school in Ontario.

She likes to play soccer and fish, and has volunteered with high school hockey, soccer, and wrestling. She also served on the Ergonomics Committee in Weyerhaeuser Canada.

Please show this native Canadian a warm USA welcome when you see her in the halls of Butterfield School.
Updated 8-17-2016 2:53 PM
New Adler Park 4th Grade Teacher Lauren Furmanski
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please welcome Lauren Furmanski as a new fourth grade teacher at Adler Park School for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.

Ms. Furmanski recently graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from the University of Iowa. She was nominated by University of Iowa professors to present the student commencement speech at the School of Education graduation ceremony.

Furmanski also may look familiar because she student taught at Rockland School this past winter and spring. She also student taught at several Iowa City grade schools.

Last summer she was a youth curriculum intern for the First Presbyterian Of Deerfield Church in Deerfield and has coached Girls on the Run in Iowa.

Please give her a warm welcome when you see her in the halls of Adler Park School.
Updated 8-17-2016 2:56 PM
New Rockland Kindergarten Teacher Tayler Janda
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please welcome Tayler Janda as a new kindergarten teacher for Rockland School for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.

Ms. Janda recently earned her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of Illinois, where she also was a James Scholar and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Janda may look familiar because she did her student teaching at Rockland just this last winter in third grade. She also student taught in several other elementary schools.

She considers herself a creative thinker and enjoys softball, volleyball, and basketball.

Please give her a warm welcome when you see her in the halls of Rockland School.
Updated 8-17-2016 2:57 PM
New Rockland Special Education Teacher Kelly Blahnik
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please welcome Kelly Blahnik as a new special education resource teacher for Rockland School for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.

Ms. Blahnik has bachelor of science degrees in elementary education and special education from Indiana University, where she recently graduated.

She has been a teacher aide in District 70's summer school and has student taught in several Indiana elementary schools. She also has co-managed a summer camp.

Blahnik was an Indiana University of Prestige Scholar and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Please give her a warm welcome when you see her in the halls of Rockland School.
Updated 8-17-2016 2:58 PM
New Copeland Manor Special Education Teacher Kristy Treven
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please welcome Kristy Treven as a new special education resource teacher for Copeland Manor School for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.

Ms. Treven has a master of arts in curriculum and instruction, and a master of arts in reading from Concordia University in Chicago. She also has a bachelor of science in special education from the University of Illinois.

For the last five years, Treven has been an LD/BD resource teacher in K-2 and 4th grade at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights. She also has taught summer school in District 70 for the past four years. She did her student teaching at both elementary and high schools, and spent a month as a teacher's aide in Costa Rica. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

She enjoys traveling and has been to all 50 U.S. states and to 14 different countries.
Updated 8-17-2016 3:00 PM
New Adler Park 2nd Grade Teacher Ashley Turner
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please welcome Ashley Turner as the new second grade teacher at Adler Park School for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.
Mrs. Turner was a second grade teacher for three years at Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside before coming to District 70.
The Roosevelt University graduate with a bachelor of arts in elementary education also attended the College of Lake County. She also taught kindergarten at a private kindergarten program in Lindenhurst.
Please give Mrs. Turner a warm welcome when you see her in the halls of Adler Park School.
Updated 8-17-2016 3:02 PM
2016-17 School Year Calendar
Superintendent's Department
Calendar Here is the calendar of all the parent-teacher conferences, early releases, and school holidays for the 2016-17 school year.
This calendar is posted year-round on the D70 website in the Superintendent's Department, under Resources. It also appears on the Calendar posted on all D70 sites.
Updated 8-10-2016 9:48 AM
We Have an App for That - The D70 Mobile App is Here
Superintendent's Department
District 70 is on the go with a mobile app!

Download us - it's free! Available on iTunes and Google Play (search Libertyville District 70)
Updated 7-12-2016 7:59 AM
Let The Sun Shine - Making a Difference in D70
Superintendent's Department
Libertyville School District 70 is the largest solar-powered school district in the state of Illinois.
Here's the story:
Updated 7-12-2016 8:00 AM
How to get D70 Messages as Texts
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Opt in to get D70 messages as mobile phone texts.
Updated 6-27-2016 4:33 PM
Spring D70 Views Newsletter
Superintendent's Department
Newspaper The Spring 2016 D70 Views communitywide newsletter is now posted.

The newsletter contains information about the districtwide survey and becoming a member of the 2016-2021 Strategic Planning Committee.
Updated 3-28-2016 4:29 PM
Kindergarten and New Student Registration is Now Underway
Superintendent's Department
Schoolhouse It's time to register children who will be attending D70 schools for the first time in the 2016-2017 school year. This includes new kindergartners and new students who will be entering Grades 1-8. From the HOME menu on the district web page, click the Kinder&NewStu16-17 link to get to the Registration web page. The page hosts the information parents will need to complete the process. Please start with the "Pre-Registration Form."

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Cox, registrar, at 847-362-9695 ext. 7116.
Updated 8-22-2016 9:42 AM