|All Schools Closed in July|
Please contact the Educational Resource office if you have any questions about the upcoming 2014-15 school year by calling 847-362-9695.
Administrators at the ERC will be happy to answer any of your inquiries.The ERC is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, in July.
Regular hours of operation, 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, will return on Aug. 4 for all District 70 schools and the ERC. Schools will be open on Aug. 4.
The first day of school is Aug. 20.
Posted 7-1-2014 9:31 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
|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
|Attention: New Residents|
New residents planning on attending District 70 schools in the fall can pick up registration packets throughout July at the Educational Research Center. The ERC is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Packets also are available throughout August when the ERC returns to regular hours of operation, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please complete the packets and call for an appointment with our Registrar, Kim Hall, at 847-362-9695, ex. 7112.
The ERC is located at 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, across from Butterfield School.
Posted 6-12-2014 3:14 PM
|Working While the Schools Are Closed|
No students. No teachers. But our schools are very busy during the summer even though they are closed to the public in July.
Our youthful part-time summer staff works tirelessly with our custodians, cleaning every inch of the classrooms, halls and lockers. Everything is wiped down and cleaned for the new year, from top to bottom.
It's isolating work. But this is the one job where you can plug into your music to help the days go by.
Posted 7-9-2014 10:43 AM
|Congrats to Samantha and Ally!|
Copeland Manor third-grader Samantha C. received a first place and second-grader Ally H. received a third place in this year's eighth annual Metra Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Both won for their art posters.
Samantha will be honored for her first place at the Metra's August Board meeting and also will receive an iPad at that time. Ally's award is being delivered to her.
The contest is designed to promote and reinforce railroad safety messages and keep the region's children safe around trains. Thousands of students from across the region participated in this year's contest, creating artwork or writing essays around the theme "Get Smart, Look Listen Live."
Posted 6-19-2014 5:26 PM
|Strategic Plan Committee Reconvenes|
The D70 Strategic Planning Committee reconvened June 18 to review progress and share insight toward current plans and district development. Supt. Guy Schumacher began the process, letting members move into committee for detailed work.
Check the D70 dashboard online to see the updates on the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan.
Posted 6-18-2014 4:12 PM
|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 Technology Literacy Coach Chris Vipond|
Chris Vipond joins D70 this school year as the third Technology Literacy Coach.
Chris is expected to work mostly in the four elementary schools.
Chris is a cum laude Carthage College graduate, who has spent the last four years at Clearview Elementary School in Waukegan as a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Internal Behavior Coach and physical education teacher. He also helped staff learn Google Apps for Education after he piloted use of Google Apps in the school.
A very warm welcome to Chris!
Posted 7-2-2014 3:09 PM
|FAQ on Kindergarten Registration|
An FAQ for parents on kindergarten offerings from District 70 for the 2014-15 school year is now available for your review.
Posted 12-4-2013 4:05 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
|Supt. Schumacher Talks About Plans for D70|
Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher offers a look at plans for what's happening in the 2014-15 school year, describing projects, initiatives, and commitments in District 70.
Posted 5-7-2014 2:52 PM
|Good Luck 5th Graders! 6-4-2014|
We wish the Copeland Class of 2014 all the best as they move on to middle school. You are an awesome group of students! All the best at HMS!
Posted 6-4-2014 4:30 PM
|Roof-Top Solar Panels Planned For Butterfield, HMS|
Butterfield and Highland Middle schools will be fitted for solar panels with the help of two $900,000 grants - making Libertyville School District 70 the largest solar-run elementary school district in the state.
The panels are expected to be installed in August and be ready in time for the first day of class on Aug. 20.
Here is more information on the $3.2 million summer project.
Posted 6-2-2014 5:44 PM
|Congratuations to the Metra Poster Contest First Place Winner!|
Congratulations to third grader, Sam C., who placed first for third graders in the Metra Poster Contest! She'll be attending an awards ceremony in August at Metra headquarters, where she'll receive an iPad for her efforts. Well done, Sam!
Posted 6-2-2014 7:36 AM
|More Security Safeguard On The Way|
District 70 will add video cameras to front school entrances, coat front window glass with shatter-resistant film and create a special mobile app with specific emergency information thanks to a state grant of $59,000 secured by Supt. Schumacher.
The additional security measures come during a year that prioritized student and teacher safety in all six buildings, including creating double-doors with locked vestibule entrances, visitor screening systems and new locks on classroom doors.
The additions will be done this summer.
Posted 5-23-2014 10:22 AM