|Three Copeland Teachers To Retire|
Jan Wagner, Jill Leffelman and Donna Brannstrom are preparing to retire this spring and bid farewell to Copeland Manor School.
The three turned the tables on tradition recently when they hosted a luncheon for their coworkers to say thank you for all the wonderful years they spent together.
|Posted 5-15-2013 11:41 AM|
|New Board Members Take Office|
|During a special board meeting on May 6, Board of Education President Maryann Ovassapian swore in four members to the District 70 Board. Taking the oath for the first time were Wendy Schilling and Luke Stowe, while voters returned incumbents Julie Damenti and Tom Vickers to elected service.|
|Posted 5-7-2013 5:25 PM|
|Judge Fusz Talks About the Law to HMS Students|
|Lake County Circuit Court Associate Judge Michael J. Fusz, currently assigned to the law division, spoke to Highland Middle School students on May 7 to explain how the legal system works. The Hon. Fusz currently works on civil cases when assigned.|
|Posted 5-7-2013 5:37 PM|
|Institute Day Has Staff in School Learning|
April's Institute Day may have meant a day off for students but District 70 staff was hard at work in school learning. Here D70 nurses and Supt. Schumacher go over procedures and protocols, learning from one another, as well as Condell Advocate Medical Center Clinical Nurse Educator Kim Vander Ploeg.
Pictured here, from left to right, are Schumacher, Vander Ploeg, Rockland nurse Alice Novak, Butterfield nurse Martha Althoff, Highland Middle nurse Marianne Patterson, Adler Park nurse Kim Hutchinson and Copeland Manor nurse Sally Parkhill.
|Posted 4-26-2013 10:09 AM|
|Last Day of School is June 4|
The last day of school for the 2012-13 school year will be June 4.
Full-day kindergartners through fifth-graders will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. Half-day kindergartners' last day will be June 3.
Highland Middle School students, grades 6-8, will be dismissed at 1:45 p.m.
|Posted 4-23-2013 10:59 AM|
|Rockland's Knapp Named Principal of the Year|
Congratulations to Rockland School Principal Jeff Knapp for being named Elementary School Principal of the Year of the Lake Region by the Illinois Principal Association.
It is the first time the IPA has honored Mr. Knapp as Principal of the Year. He also has been awarded Assistant Principal of the Year, and been honored twice for dedicated service from the IPA.
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Knapp.
|Posted 4-18-2013 4:47 PM|
|Retirement Tea for Karen Branding|
A retirement tea will be held for HMS teacher Karen Branding from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on May 21 at the Highland Middle School Learning Center.
The event is open to the public.
|Posted 4-15-2013 12:33 PM|
|Rockland Teacher's Bid for a Golden Apple Award|
Rockland School Special Education teacher Danya Greenberg was a semi-finalist for a Golden Apple Award. She went farther in the competition than any other District 70 teacher of late.
Here is her story.
|Posted 4-12-2013 3:20 PM|
|Walk Now For Autism Speaks|
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders--autism spectrum disorders-caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum- a 78% increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.
Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child Child with autism. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocation for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Help support a good cause! This year the Autism Speaks Foundation celebrates it's 10th Anniversary for "Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Chicago!"
Please consider supporting our District 70 Team by joining for the walk in May 18th or purchasing a t-shirt designed by one of our own District 70 students!
Here is a link to join as a walker:
If you would like to purchase a t-shirt: Click here.
Please complete the order form and return it with your money to Keeley Lawriw at Rockland.
Rockland students will also be able to help support Autism Speaks by creating art work to be auctioned off at our upcoming Open House and Art Show on April11th. On April 1st and 2nd, students may come to the Art room during their scheduled lunchtimeto create artwork for the auction. Our student's masterpieces will be displayed for the Auction at Open House.
Thank you for your support!
|Posted 3-22-2013 1:32 PM|
|Rockland Career Day Photos|
|Photos from Rockland's Career Day on March 1 are now posted on the Photo Gallery section of this school website.|
|Posted 3-8-2013 6:08 PM|
|Changes in ISAT Cut Scores|
In anticipation of a new testing framework in 2014-2015, the Illinois State Board of Education is recalculating the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) performance expectations for reading and mathematics.
Higher performance expectations will likely result in a downward shift of where our students rank in meeting and/or exceeding state standards on the tests. This is not an indication that our students know less or are less academically capable or prepared, but that they are being measured against more rigorous standards.
|Posted 2-6-2013 4:05 PM|
|Supt. Letter on Safety and Security Changes|
|An open letter to D70 parents from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher about upcoming changes and improvements to school safety and security.|
|Posted 2-22-2013 4:01 PM|
|Calendar for the 2013-14 School Year|
During the Nov. 26 Board of Education meeting, board members approved the school calendar for the 2013-14 school year.
The first day of school for students will be Aug. 21, 2013.
Winter Break will take run from Dec. 23, 2013 through Jan. 3, 2014.
Spring Break will run from March 24 through March 28, 2014.
The Board of Education will determine the calendar for the 2013-14 school year in April.
|Posted 11-27-2012 1:10 PM|
|D70 Full-Day Kindg. Featured in Tribune|
The Chicago Tribune ran a story today (Jan. 29) on its front page about full-day kindergarten, featuring Libertyville Elementary District 70.
See how parent requests for full-day evolved with Supt. Schumacher's vision and the hard work and skills of teachers Karen Forkner and Angela Pontarelli.
|Posted 1-29-2013 12:33 PM|
|D70 Schools Receive Academic Excellence Award|
For the fourth consecutive year, Adler Park, Butterfield, Copeland Manor, and Rockland schools are being honored with the highest academic award given by the Illinois State Board of Education for providing students with a high quality education.
The four elementary schools in Libertyville Elementary District 70 received the highest award, an "Academic Excellence Award." They were included with only 454 schools in the state to receive the award. In order to qualify for the award, those 454 schools showed they could sustain high student performance over at least three years. The award was given to schools where at least 90% of students met or exceeded state standards in 2010-2012.
This is the fourth year in a row these schools have won the award.
|Posted 1-29-2013 12:41 PM|
|D70 Administrators Continue to Review Safety 1-23-2013|
|In a District 70 administrative meeting today, Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher reviewed current plans and procedures set to address safety and greater security in all schools. Libertyville Police Chief Clint Herdegen collaborated with the administrators and the D70 Emergency Management Committee to support and guide plans that enhance and address the safety of children and staff. (Photo shows Supt. Schumacher, left, with Police Chief Herdegen.)|
|Posted 1-23-2013 4:24 PM|
|Supt. Addresses School Safety Concerns|
|Libertyville Elementary District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher assures families of student safety at the schools as he talks about the current emergency management protocol in a new podcast.|
|Posted 12-17-2012 4:00 PM|
|Rockland School Report Card|
|The School Report Card is used as a tool to inform the community about public schools in Illinois and contains information pertaining to school enrollment, average class size, time dedicated to subject area, teacher experience, school finances, and student performance. District 70 school report cards are available within the Curriculum Department on our district website at www.d70schools.org. Copies may also be requested from your school office.|
|Posted 10-25-2012 12:40 PM|
|2012-13 Mini Grant Winners|
|Winners of the 2012-13 Mini Grants have been announced by business leaders with District 70's Partners for Excellence in Education. The winners are now posted.|
|Posted 10-17-2012 3:05 PM|
|Mars Rover Engineer Thanks D70 Teachers|
|Mars Rover engineer Beth Jordan, a former Rockland student, takes a moment to thank her former teachers for contributing to her successful career in a story published by the News-Sun.|
|Posted 10-2-2012 11:45 AM|
|Supt. Schumacher's Welcome Back Podcast|
|Libertyville Elementary District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher welcomes students and staff back to school and highlights what's ahead in the 2012-13 school year with a new podcast.|
|Posted 8-23-2012 4:46 PM|
|Calendar for the 2012-13 school year|
|The official calendar for the 2012-13 school year is now online. The calendar for the entire 2012-13 school year is now published on the website under "Calendar."|
|Posted 4-24-2012 11:07 AM|
|D70 Finances Praised by Daily Herald|
|The Daily Herald, often critical of government spending and financial housekeeping, praises D70 for its cooperative attitude in a short-term loan to cash strapped Gavin D37 - encouraging more school districts to work together. See the editorial here.|
|Posted 4-26-2012 5:34 PM|