The Current Need for Substitutes 7-17-2014
Human Resources Department
District 70 is now accepting applications for substitute work for the 2014-2015 school year.

In order to be considered "qualified" an applicant needs to have teaching experience, or a teaching degree to include student-teaching experiences. Until further notice, applicants without these qualifications will not be contacted for an interview.

you have been invited to attend an orientation meeting you should download the documents listed below and bring them with you.
Posted 10-1-2013 8:00 AM
Attention: New Residents
Superintendent's Department
District 70 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 3:10 PM
Calendar for 2014-15 School Year at a Glance
Superintendent's Department
Calendar 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 your summer!
Posted 4-17-2014 1:11 PM
Champions' Program Offerings in the Fall 2014-15
Superintendent's Department
Champions 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 6-26-2014 10:32 AM
Working While Schools Are Closed
Superintendent's Department
News Photo 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 10:24 AM
HMS Gets a Fine Arts Mural
Superintendent's Department
News Photo The Class of 2014's gift to Highland Middle School is a mural for the school's Fine Arts wing.

Students help create the design with art teacher Megan Russell and then everyone pitches in to get it done.

Looks fantastic!
Posted 7-9-2014 10:07 AM
Strategic Plan Committee Reconvenes
Superintendent's Department
News Photo 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 4:10 PM
Educational Resource Center Hours, Schools Closed in July
Superintendent's Department
District 70 The Educational Resource Center, which houses administrators, is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, in July. All schools are closed 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.

The first day of school is Aug. 20.
Posted 6-17-2014 7:41 AM
Meet Sara Snider
Superintendent's Department
News Photo 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 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 9:44 AM
Meet Jessica Fenton
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Meet new Jessica Fenton, the new health teacher at Highland Middle School.
Jessica is an Indiana University graduate with highest honors.
She was a health teacher at Deer Path Middle School and has worked with the Lake County Health Dept. as a health specialist and outreach health educator.
A very warm welcome to Jessica!
Posted 7-2-2014 9:23 AM
Meet Chris Vipond
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Chris Vipond joins D70 this school year as the third Technology Literacy Coach, along with Jill Przybylski and Caren Kimbarovsky.
Chris is expected to work mostly in the four elementary schools. But the coaches have access to all our schools to pitch in where needed.
A very warm welcome to Chris!
Posted 7-2-2014 9:12 AM
Meet Frances Kim
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Frances Kim will teach art for four sessions every Thursday morning at Adler Park School. She is the art teacher for Oak Grove School District 68 and is working with D70 as part of a sharing service agreement between the two school districts.
She joins the D70 staff for the 2014-15 school year.
A very warm welcome to Frances!
Posted 7-2-2014 9:11 AM
FAQ on Kindergarten Registration for 2014-15
Superintendent's Department
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
Supt. Schumacher's Podcast on Plans for D70
Superintendent's Department
Podcast 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 2:51 PM
News Releases for June 4 2014
Superintendent's Department
Newspaper The last set of news releases sent out by D70 for the 2013-14 school year are located here.
Posted 6-4-2014 4:11 PM
Roof-Top Solar Panels Planned for Butterfield, HMS
Superintendent's Department
District 70 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 5:43 PM
More Security Safeguards On The Way
Superintendent's Department
News Photo 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 10:21 AM