• 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

  • Guys Read

    Guys Read

  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball team

    5th Grade Boys Basketball team

  • Cheerleaders


  • Student Council assembling Candy Grams

    Student Council assembling Candy Grams

  • Basketball


  • Artist Elliot From

    Artist Elliot From

PARCC Changes for the 2015-16 School Year
The Illinois State Board of Education announced changes with PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.

The English language arts and math sessions will be condensed to one session instead of two, the number of test units will decrease to six or seven from eight or nine, and testing time will be reduced for most students by 90 minutes.

The changes were made by the PARCC governing board after feedback on the first set of tests.
Updated 5-22-2015 11:35 AM
All Student Registration Now Due
By now you should have received your student registration information in the mail. Completed online registrations are now due.

If you have questions, please contact Alisa Gilbert, registrar, at 847-362-9695 ext. 7116.

To register a new student, please begin the process online at d70schools.org.
Updated 5-13-2015 3:45 PM
Welcome New Board of Education
Departing Board of Ed Pres. Maryann Ovassapian, far right, gives the oath of office to new board members Greta Hoff, from left to right, and Linda Lucke, along with re-elected board member Chris Kennedy.
Our thanks for both Mrs. Ovassapian and Board Secretary Jennifer Lund as they step down from public office after not seeking re-election in April.
Updated 5-5-2015 12:01 PM
New Board of Education Officers
Here are the new Board of Education officers and representatives:
Board President Tom Vickers, Board Vice President Chris Kennedy, Board Secretary Luke Stowe, Board Secretary Pro-Tem Wendy Schilling and Finance Committee Chairwoman Julie Damenti.
Committee representatives are as follows: Labor Management Reps. Tom Vickers, Chris Kennedy, SEDOL Governing Board Rep. Linda Lucke, Village of Libertyville Liaison Chris Kennedy, IASB Rep. Linda Lucke, EdRed Rep. Luke Stowe, Partners for Excellence in Education Rep. Julie Damenti, Sick Bank Rep. Greta Hoff, FAD 70 Rep. Wendy Schilling, Professional Development Rep. Wendy Schilling, and Shared Services Liason Tom Vickers, Julie Damenti.
Updated 5-5-2015 3:05 PM
District 70 Mobile App is Here!
Dr. Schumacher has a strong commitment to clear and easy communication, and we are, therefore, proud to announce the release of a new, free District 70 mobile app.

Check out this quick video to learn more.

Download the app for either iOS or Android devices today by using one of the links below or by searching for District 70 or Libertyville in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Apple iOS Users

Android Users
Updated 4-9-2015 11:07 AM
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
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
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
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