|Congrats to Dr. Candice Kehoe!|
A very special congratulations to Butterfield Principal Dr. Candice Kehoe for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation this morning at Concordia University Chicago.
Dr. Kehoe received her Doctor of Education in the Educational Leadership Practitioner Doctoral Program.
Please share your sincere congratulations to Dr. Kehoe when you see her!
Updated 3-25-2015 12:11 PM
|Let The Sun Shine - Making A Difference in D70|
Supt. Guy Schumacher introduces the community to the rooftop solar projects at Butterfield and Highland Middle schools, explaining what it all means to today's students and tomorrow's leaders.
A full-screen video is available.
Updated 3-24-2015 12:28 PM
|Bravo! We Reached Our 5Essentials Survey Goal for Parents|
Many thanks to all our D70 parents as we reached our goal of having at least 20 percent of our parents/guardians at each of the five schools take the 5Essentials Survey!
Your voice will be heard and summaries of what you're thinking will appear on the next School Report Card.
Updated 3-20-2015 3:06 PM
|Nine DI Teams Head on to State, Win All 4 Special Awards|
Nine of the 24 teams competing in the 2015 regional Destination Imagination competition will head onto the state competition.
Find out how the teams did in the regional competition and learn that four of the teams were each presented with a very special award for going above and beyond.
Updated 3-5-2015 3:21 PM
|Communication Updates to Calendar, YouTube|
We're improving some of our communication tools and wanted to let you know what this means to parents and D70 stakeholders.
We're adding a "Music & Fine Arts" topic to our D70 calendar, allowing unlisted and/or private videos to be posted to YouTube for parent viewing outside of the district, and have pumped up our Emergency Notification System with a new vendor.
Learn all about our improvements and how we can communicate better with more powerful tools.
Updated 2-23-2015 7:31 PM
|Kindergarten and New Student Registration|
It's time to register children who will be new to District 70 in the 2015-2016 school year. (This includes Kindergarten and Grades 1-8) From the HOME menu on the school webpage, click the New Student Registration link to get to the New Student Registration web page. The page hosts the information parents need in order to complete the process. Please start with the "Pre-Registration Form."
Updated 2-6-2015 11:20 AM
|New Writing and Grammar Program for Students|
Students are being asked to write more now than ever before - in all grade levels and in all content areas. To best prepare D70 students for future writing tasks, D70 has adopted Strategies for Writers K-5 by Zaner-Bloser as our new writing program. Strategies for Writers is a comprehensive writing and grammar solution introducing the six traits of writing at every step of the writing process to compose opinions, informative/ explanatory essays, and narrative compositions.
Students will write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences, learn to analyze writing models by reading closely, write to multiple sources using technology, and master grammar and conventions of standard written English. Pre- and post-tests ensure growth and inform differentiated instruction. Students will be engaged in online grammar games, proofreading activities, and composition writing both in the classroom and at home.
This is an exciting time for writing in D70 and we encourage all parents to talk with your child's classroom teacher to learn more about Strategies for Writers.
Updated 2-6-2015 5:19 PM
|Changed Dates Due To Snow Days|
Please note the following date changes due to Snow Days:
All schools will be open April 24 with students expected to attend. Changed from a Teachers Institute Day, which will now be June 4.
HMS graduation is at 7:30 p.m. on June 2 at LHS.
The last day of school is set tentatively for June 3.
Summer School Open House is from 8-10 a.m. on June 9 at HMS and Rockland schools.
Summer School runs from June 10 - July 9 at HMS and Rockland schools.
Updated 2-18-2015 10:34 AM
|2015-16 Calendar At-A-Glance|
The calendar for the 2015-16 school year at-a-glance.
Our calendar for next year has been taken down from the website so administrators can plan for events for 2015-16.
Updated 3-11-2015 10:32 AM
|School Closing Procedures for Winter Weather|
Please take a few moments to review our school closing procedures.
There are several ways that the information will be delivered to you, as well as several methods for you to use to search for the information.
Updated 1-7-2015 11:52 AM
|The D70 Views Fall/Winter Newsletter for 2014-15|
The D70 Views community newsletter for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 sessions is now posted on our website.
Updated 12-29-2014 12:21 PM
|Solar Project Now Complete|
Highland Middle School and Butterfield Elementary School are now being powered, in part, by solar energy. (Butterfield School pictured here.)
The $3.2 million solar panel installation project was completed this month, thanks to a private grant of $1.8 million from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. The project makes Libertyville School District 70 the largest solar-run school districts in the state, possibly the midwest.
Both schools can tap into the solar readings of the panels, with plans to use them in the near future for classes when students study energy and for science projects. To see how the Highland Middle School panels are working, click here. To see how Butterfield School solar panels are working, click here.
Updated 11-24-2014 5:36 PM
|A Letter From Supt. Schumacher on the Enterovirus D68|
Here is a letter to parents and guardians on precautionary measures to take to help prevent the latest respiratory illness hitting children, called Enterovirus D68.
Updated 9-12-2014 2:15 PM
|New Assessments Set for Students This School Year|
Libertyville District 70 students will take new assessments in the 2014-15 school year.
STAR Enterprise Assessments will be administered to kindergarteners through eighth-graders and will replace IOWA assessments, while PARCC will be administered to third- through eighth-graders and replace ISAT testing. This change will help 1) assess student understanding of the new Illinois Learning Standards for math and language arts, 2) help monitor student growth, 3) provide information to guide instruction, 4) evaluate curriculum effectiveness, and 5) provide opportunities for students to have more experience with online testing.
More information is posted on the d70schools.org website under the Curriculum Department, under "Assessment."
Updated 8-14-2014 12:23 PM