|2016-17 School Year 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, along with on every calendar posted in D70 websites.
Updated 6-27-2016 8:45 PM
|Our Hearts Are Grieving With Orlando|
Dear Families and Staff,
At a time when people across the nation should be valuing their time with family and friends and beginning some of the joyful activities that come with the onset of summer, a large group of young adults in the Orlando community will never experience such joy. The media is fully covering the horrific events that recently took place in a city that proudly houses "the happiest place on earth." As an educator, I am often looking to learn, understand and teach. Sometimes, however, there is no understanding of senseless acts of violence and there are no words. As such, often times when tragedies strike, parents and staff are often at a loss for defining or recognizing how to address such scenarios when questioned by young children.
The following sites, including a favorite from Fred Rogers, shared from generationOn, is a keeper, worth tucking away should it ever, unfortunately, be needed: Calming children after scary news, Fred Rogers on tragic events, Terrorism and children conversations that matter, and Helping children feel safe.
Our hearts go out those grieving loss in the Orlando community.
Updated 6-27-2016 8:40 PM
Thank you to all of our volunteers and staff for making Exploration Day an amazing event!
Updated 5-9-2016 2:06 PM
|What is the Illinois Science Assessment?|
On what standards is ISA based?
ISA is based on the Illinois Learning Standards in science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The State Board adopted these standards in 2014. The Illinois Learning Standards in science incorporating the NGSS replaced the previous science standards that were adopted in 1997. See the Illinois State Board of Education.for more details.
What types of items will appear on the ISA?
Each test will begin with reading passages, called scenarios, and will be followed by a series of test items. Some items will be open-ended, some will be multiple-choice and some will be multiple-select (more than one correct response). Other items will involve dropdown selections. Each test will also include stand-alone, multiple-choice items that do not follow a scenario.
What NGSS science content is covered in each test?
Grades 5 and 8 will have items aligned to Physical Science (PS), Life Science (LS), Earth/Space Science (ESS) and Engineering (ETS).
Updated 5-2-2016 9:37 AM
|How to Get D70 Messages as Texts|
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Updated 4-19-2016 4:09 PM
|Copeland Manor to Undergo Construction|
Four classrooms (shaded in green on the south in the plan), additional student washrooms, a full-size gymnasium with a stage (also shaded in green on north side), and expanded parking (shaded area in site plan) will be added to Copeland Manor School during 2016. The plans call for a new site design for parking (as of Feb. 9).
The proposal, as presented here, was approved by the Village of Libertyville and the District 70 Board of Education.
Classrooms are expected to be completed when school starts in August, while the gym and stage area will be completed near the end of the year.
Updated 3-28-2016 4:36 PM
|Summer School 2016|
Summer School Open House runs from 8-10 a.m. from June 13- July 14 at Highland Middle and Rockland schools.
Be sure to find all the information needed for Summer School on this website.
Updated 6-27-2016 8:42 PM
|Kindergarten & New Student Registration for 2016-17|
To register kindergartners and new students, follow the step-by-step process listed under the Kinder & NewStu16-17 link from the "HOME" menu on the District website.
Students must be born on or before Sept. 1, 2011, to register for kindergarten.
Updated 4-19-2016 3:14 PM