• First Day of School

    First Day of School

  • First Day balloon release

    First Day balloon release

  • Lunch with Mrs. Poelking

    Lunch with Mrs. Poelking

  • Family Fun Night

    Family Fun Night

  • Kindergarten Firetruck Ride

    Kindergarten Firetruck Ride

  • Copeland Cares

    Copeland Cares

  • Staff Ugly Sweater Day

    Staff Ugly Sweater Day

  • Working Hard

    Working Hard

  • Making PADs Lunches

    Making PADs Lunches

  • Kindergarten Pilgrims

    Kindergarten Pilgrims

  • Our First Super Cougie Winners

    Our First Super Cougie Winners

    Mrs. Julian's Class

Upcoming Curriculum Nights
Upcoming Curriculum Nights (parents only)):

Copeland, Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m.
Rockland, Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m.
Adler Park, Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m.
Highland Middle, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.
Posted 8-26-2014 12:47 PM
Parent/Student Handbooks, Sign-Off Form
Please complete this sign-off form after reading the Parent/Student Handbook 2014-15 posted under "Resources" under the home page of your school's website.
Please return to your school front office no later than Sept. 5, 2014.
Posted 8-15-2014 4:00 PM
Meet Art Teacher Kathryn Bernard
Meet new art teacher Kathryn Bernard.

She teaches art at Oak Grove schools, and also will teach four Thursday morning classes at Adler Park School. Alicia Sather will continue to teacher all the other art classes at Adler Park and Butterfield schools. Cindi Sartain continues to teacher art at Copeland Manor and Rockland schools.

Bernard was hired through a working shared service agreement between District 70 and District 68.
Posted 8-25-2014 1:57 PM
Try An Instrument Sept. 2
District 70 parents and fourth graders are invited to attend beginning band and orchestra orientations on Sept. 2 at Highland Middle School.
The beginning Orchestra Orientation will be held from 7 to 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 2 in the south gym at Highland Middle School.
The beginning Band Orientation will follow from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. in the north gym of Highland Middle School.
The sessions will introduce parents to the orchestra and band instruments available for beginners and provide an overview of the District 70 band program.
Parents and students are invited to attend one or both meetings, depending on the students' interest.
Posted 8-25-2014 4:40 PM
Meet Mike Baldino
Please welcome Mike Baldino, a new paraeducator at Copeland Manor School.
Posted 8-25-2014 3:22 PM
Meet Tracy Aleckson
Please give a warm welcome to D70's new hearing impaired teacher Tracy Aleckson. She will travel between schools to work with hearing impaired students.

Tracy has worked for SEDOL for the last 16 years as a hearing impaired itinerant teacher. Before that, she was a sign language interpreter for SEDOL.

She has a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University.
Posted 8-19-2014 2:34 PM
Welcome Nichole Vipond
Please give a warm welcome to Copeland Manor first grade teacher Nichole Vipond. Nichole is expected to be officially hired by the Board of Education during an Aug. 25 meeting.

Nichole has been a third grade classroom bilingual/monolingual teacher in Waukegan for the last three years. She also was a third grade teacher in Kenosha, Wis.

Nichole has a bachelor's degree from Carthage College, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Posted 8-19-2014 3:11 PM
Welcome Stephanie Meo
Please give a warm welcome to Copeland Manor first grade teacher Stephanie Meo. Stephanie is expected to be officially hired by the Board of Education during an Aug. 25 meeting.

Stephanie was a paraeducator and long-term substitute teacher at Copeland Manor last year. She also was a summer school teacher in Mundelein. She has volunteered for the Special Olympics.

Stephanie has a bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University.
Posted 8-19-2014 3:01 PM
Please Slow Down, Schools Are Open
We continue to ask all residents to please be careful when driving around the schools.
Many of our students are out and about on foot, walking to and from school. Please be aware of pedestrian traffic.
Please be alert around the schools as students are dropped off for class or early activities. Please review approved drop-off areas around the schools, especially at Highland Middle School where the drop-off procedure and a map can be found on the school website.
Please pay attention to signage at the schools related to parking, no cell phone use in a school zone, no U-turns and please have students exit the car on the curb side so they do not cross lanes of traffic.
We all need to work together to keep our children safe. (Photo from the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Avenue in 1966.)
Posted 8-17-2012 4:30 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."
Posted 8-6-2014 2:50 PM
Remember to Register for Parent Email
Please remember to register with your school/schools to receive all the important Parent Emails!

You can do this online by going to your school's website home page and clicking on the Parent Email bar on top. There you can register for all the schools your children attend so that you can receive important emails throughout the school year. You may also cancel your registration at the same location.
Register today. Stay informed.
Posted 8-8-2014 10:42 AM
Meet Nora Beckman
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to new Copeland Manor School nurse Nora Beckman.

Nora is working on a master's degree as a family nurse practitioner with the University of Illinois Chicago and has a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland.

She has worked in an intensive care unit, cardiotheoracic intensive care unit, as well as been a critical care nurse educator. She also is fluent in Spanish.
Posted 8-8-2014 11:41 AM
Calendar for the 2014-15 School Year
The 2014-15 school year calendar is available for your information.

More detailed, day-by-day calendars are posted on the websites.

Classes begin Aug. 20. Enjoy the summer!
Posted 4-17-2014 1:18 PM
Shatter-Proof Door Glass, Windows Being Added For Safety
District 70 is coating doors and front widow glass with shatter-resistant film and installing video cameras to school entrances as part of a state safety grant.
An Illinois School and Campus Safety Grant of almost $60,000 is paying for the work. The grant is being issued by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The grants were created on the heels of the mass shooting of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. District 70 is one of 448 schools being awarded grant monies.
Posted 7-29-2014 3:24 PM
Attention: New Residents
New residents planning on attending District 70 schools in the fall can pick up registration packets at the Educational Research Center. The ERC is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please complete the packets and then drop by our offices to talk with Alisa Gilbert to complete the process. Her phone number is 847-362-9695, ex: 7112. The ERC is located at 1381 W. Lake St., across from Butterfield School.
Posted 6-12-2014 3:14 PM
Champions Programs Offered This Fall
Champions will once again offer before- and after-school programing at all of our elementary schools for the 2014-15 school year.

New this year will be a preschool program for 3-5 year olds at Butterfield School. More information is located on our Virtual Backpack flier page on this D70 website, listed under HOME.
Posted 7-1-2014 9:16 AM
Crossing Guards Needed
The Libertyville Police Dept. is looking for Crossing Guards for the upcoming school year.

Contact the daytime Watch Commander at 1-847-362-8310 for more information.

Posted 8-2-2013 4:19 PM
Meet New Fourth Grade Teacher Sara Snider
A warm welcome to new Copeland Manor fourth grade teacher Sara Snider.
Sara is a recent Summa Cum Laude graduate of Loyola University in Chicago.
She was a teaching intern at Hayt Elementary School in Chicago for a year, taught small group reading comprehension and led guided reading groups at Middleton Elementary School in Skokie.
The former Minnesota resident has received numerous awards, including the 2014 Elementary Education Award from Loyola University.
Posted 7-2-2014 3:06 PM
Welcome Back Miles Russell
Please welcome back to Copeland Manor and introducing to Highland Middle, Miles Russell, the new special education teacher.

Miles was hired near the end of last school year, working in special education and being a paraeducator at Copeland Manor and Rockland schools. Before that he was a teaching assistant in Highland Park schools.

Miles has a bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University.
Posted 8-19-2014 3:17 PM