Dr. Otto Joins D70 as Director of Special Services
Dr. Christian J. Otto joins District 70 this year as Director of Special Services, overseeing both the gifted program and special education.
Otto takes over for Marilyn Menuey, who retired. Before D70, Otto worked with Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 as Director of Student Services.
"Libertyville District 70 has a reputation for its positive culture--and a mindset of collaboration and innovation," Otto said. "I am honored to be part of the district and excited to partner with parents and staff to ensure that our students experience learning that prepares them to live and work in the 21st Century."
Updated 7-30-2015 1:09 PM
Preschool/Kindergarten Screening Dates for 2015-16
District 70's preschool and kindergarten screenings dates are now posted under the Virtual Backpack.

The dates include Sept. 18 and 25, Nov. 6, Jan. 15, 2016, Feb. 26, 2016, and April 1, 2016. Please call the Dept. of Special Services at 847-247-2694 at least three weeks before the screening date you would prefer.
Updated 8-31-2015 3:49 PM
STAR Assessments Begin Aug. 31
Kindergarten through eighth grade students will be tested via online 30-minute STAR assessments for reading and math in the fall, winter and spring.
Thanks to computer-adaptive technology, students complete STAR Enterprise assessments quickly, and teachers and administrators receive the results immediately.
STAR assessments are scheduled for the weeks of August 31st, December 7th and again in the Spring (Highland April 26th and 27th and elementary schools the week of May 9th).
STAR assessments provide students, teachers and parents with information that will guide teaching and learning. STAR results will be sent home with elementary students later in September and will be available online for parents of Highland students.
Updated 8-30-2015 3:51 PM
A Look into Our New Math, Writing Materials
Please view this 32-minute overview video to learn more about the new math, writing and grammar materials being used in Libertyville District 70 elementary schools. You also may download the presentation from the Libertyville District 70 website if you want to follow along during the presentation or if you only want to read the presentation slides. Additional information will be shared throughout the year.

Erik Youngman
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Updated 8-30-2015 3:16 PM