District 70 needs your help in planning for kindergarten classes for the upcoming 2014-15 school year.
Beginning Monday, Dec. 9, a "Kindergarten Registration" tab will appear on the left side of this website and on each of the school websites.
Parents may click this tab to gain access to information about kindergarten registration. The first step is to complete the Kindergarten Round Up form, which also will be available in paper format in the registration packets. While online, parents also will find registration forms, FAQ about full-day and half-day kindergarten, general information, medical forms, and financial aid forms.
Thank you for providing the information we need to help plan for kindergarten staffing in the fall.
Posted 12-4-2013 10:48 AM
|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
|Upcoming School Holidays, Releases|
Please take note of the upcoming school holidays and early releases:
Dec. 23-Jan. 5, 2014: Winter Break.
Jan. 6, 2014 - Classes Resume.
Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No school.
Jan. 22 - Early Release, Highland only, 1:45 p.m.
Jan. 23 - Early Release. Full-time Kindy-5th, 1:15 p.m.
No half-day Kindergarten
Early Release, Highland, 1:45 p.m.
Jan. 24 - No School.
Posted 8-22-2013 6:06 PM
|Special Parent Meeting To Discuss Iowa Testing|
District 70 psychologists will host a meeting to help parents understand Iowa Assessment scores at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Copeland Manor School lunchroom.
IOWAs were administered to third through eighth grade students in October and scores were mailed home to parents at the end of November.
This is a parent-only event.
Posted 12-2-2013 11:57 AM
|Calendar Highlights for 2014-15|
For the 2014-15 school year - the first day of school will be Aug. 20, 2014;
winter break will run from Dec. 22, 2014 through Jan. 2, 2015;
and spring break will run from March 30 to April 3, 2015.
The calendar, to date, for the 2014-15 school year has been posted on the regular D70 calendar online on this website.
Posted 12-2-2013 4:04 PM
|Dr. Schumacher's Top 10 List of Gratitude|
Thanksgiving Gratitude List
The 2013 Thanksgiving season has swiftly arrived. It is so fitting that at this time we annually pause and reflect on some of the things for which we are so grateful. This year, like many others, brings an abundance of reasons to show gratitude.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."-- John F. Kennedy
Each person who is part of, or connected in some way to, Libertyville School District 70, has a unique role and contributes to the bigger picture known as the "greater learning community." In that sense, a community is similar to a family. The members of this family comprise a unique and very special school district. Together each talented person and the gifts they possess reflect the community at large. As such, and as a result of all, we have many reasons for which to be grateful.
Each year I offer a list that has changed and matured over time. As we head into the holiday season and appreciate our Thanksgiving holiday, I would, again, like to share with you Dr. Schumacher's Top Ten things for which I am thankful, this, and every year.
1.) I am thankful for a devoted school community that cultivates high quality performance and promotes excellence in education.
2.) I am thankful for a dynamic, and dedicated, district-wide staff who work to instill a positive educational climate, and provide creativity and enthusiasm for each child's learning.
3.) I am thankful for an energetic and enthusiastic student population who fill me with heartfelt joy and remind me daily how much I appreciate being in the field of education.
4.) I am thankful for the spirited family association members who devote extended vitality and countless hours to school-related functions, fund-raising activities, and social opportunities that motivate and bring our school community together.
5.) I am thankful for dedicated school board members who focus on District 70 priorities and pledge themselves to addressing the educational best interest of all children.
6.) I am thankful for the highly respectable and profoundly supportive central office and administrative team who guide our district with positive insight and direction, with a commitment to assisting the students and staff as they grow and learn in their roles.
7.) I am thankful for a wonderful family who continue to inspire me to do, and offer, my very best.
8.) I am thankful for compassionate and accepting friends who keep me grounded, and assist me in finding joy in all aspects of life.
9.) I am thankful for my health and the ability to support and assist those in need.
10.) And last, but certainly not least, I am thankful that the road construction on Milwaukee Avenue will come to closure before the New Year!
I wish you all a wonderful, safe and plentiful Thanksgiving holiday.
Guy Schumacher, Superintendent
Posted 11-25-2013 5:08 PM
|Physical Education Teachers Retrain in CPR|
District 70 physical education teachers are trained in CPR and AED every two years, with all elementary teachers being re-certified this week.
Teachers brushed up on CPR techniques,the Heimlich maneuver and how to use an AED (defibrillator) which are in every school. District and Adler Park nurse Kim Hutchinson lead the training sessions.
Here, Butterfield School PE teacher Pat Krech reviews how to use the AED machine and perform CPR in case of an emergency.
Posted 11-25-2013 3:57 PM
|Sheltering from the Storm Project|
A fundraiser to help the people of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan AND southern Illinois residents picking up after a brutal tornado, called Sheltering From the Storm, will run in D70 from Nov. 18 through Dec. 13.
Half of the monies (checks can be made out to Libertyville School District 70) collected will be used to purchase Shelter Boxes for Filipinos effected by the natural disaster. Shelter Box USA would then provide Shelter Boxes consisting of a 10-person tent, mosquito netting, mats, bedding, water purification systems, a stove and cooking utensils to the Philippines.
Half of the monies collected will be given to the American Red Cross Central Illinois to help our neighbors.
The District 70 Character Counts Committee is sponsoring the fundraiser.
Posted 11-15-2013 2:51 PM
|School Closing Procedures for Winter Weather|
As we head into the winter season, 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.
Posted 11-14-2013 11:28 AM
|Strategic Plans Thrives with Technology|
D70 Tech Director Pam Imholz, far right, works with teachers to provide them with the technology training and support they need to enhance their lessons as stated in the Strategic Plan.
Technology Literacy Coaches Jill Przybylski and Caren Kimbarovsky also conduct workshops to work with teachers with technology, as well as work one-on-one with instructors and visit classrooms for special projects.
Posted 11-13-2013 9:48 AM
|Law Enforcement Safety Drills|
Libertyville police, as well as firefighters and paramedics participated in a safety drill Friday at Butterfield School.
All District 70 schools this year have completed safety drills with law enforcement officials. The drills, where classrooms were locked down while students hid out of sight, allowed law enforcement and school officials to work together to check procedures and security.
Posted 11-8-2013 4:41 PM
|D70 Wins Bright A+ Award|
Libertyville Elementary District 70 is being honored for its high student academic performance with a Bright A+ Award.
The 2013 Bright A+ Award is based on school districts with academic performance in the top 5 percent of the state. Libertyville was one of 60 districts in Illinois (out of 866) to receive the award, now in its 15th year.
Posted 11-1-2013 3:32 PM
|School Report Cards Now Posted|
Learn more about District 70's annual Illinois "School Report Cards," which provide information about the performance and demographics of our schools.
The snapshot of data provided is based largely on how students scored in the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT), a series of standardized tests mandated by the State of Illinois and administered each spring.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has revised the School Report Cards for 2013. For more information about the report cards and the revisions, please see the FAQ provided by the ISBE.
Posted 10-29-2013 3:57 PM
|Podcast About Standards-Based Reporting|
Learn more about standards-base reporting through a podcast that provides an overview about the benefits of standards-based reporting and how it relates to District 70's applications of learning.
Posted 9-4-2013 11:17 AM
|FAQ on Adequate Yearly Progress And What That Means|
Learn more about No Child Left Behind and Adequate Yearly Progress and what it means to D70 and you.
Posted 9-4-2013 11:05 AM
|Welcome Back Podcast from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher|
Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher offers a "Welcome Back" podcast for the 2013-14 school year, including some changes ahead and some considerations brought up by a recent parent survey.
Posted 8-28-2013 2:53 PM
|District 70 Assessment Update|
Learn more about assessments being administered in Libertyville District 70.
Posted 8-30-2013 10:43 AM
|Parent FAQ on New ISAT Cut Scores|
An informative FAQ for parents on the new ISAT Cut Scores for 2012 ISAT being release this year and why the changes are taking place.
The FAQ is provided by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Posted 7-23-2013 9:33 AM