Parents of Incoming HMS Sixth-Graders Info Night
Superintendent's Department
District 70 Atten: All fifth grade parents.
Highland Middle School is offering a parents-only information night for incoming sixth-graders at 7 p.m. on April 23 at the middle school.
Administrators will talk with parents about sixth grade expectations and curriculum.
Posted 4-4-2014 3:58 PM
FAD Sponsored Fund-Raiser April 25 at Mickey Finn's
Superintendent's Department
FA Newspaper We're still on!
The Family Associations of District 70 are looking forward to having you join us for an adult night out at the new Mickey Finn's! While our unusual winter has caused some minor construction delays, Mickey Finn's expects to be moved to their new location in time for our Fundraiser Event on Friday, April 25 from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and include appetizers, a DJ and the wonderful company of other D70 parents and staff. Watch your child's backpack and school newsletter for the fundraiser flyer with details on how to confirm your valued attendance.
We hope you will take this opportunity to be one of the first to experience the new Mickey Finn's and support our dedicated District 70 Family Associations.
Posted 4-8-2014 12:57 PM
Milwaukee Avenue Closed at Metra RR Crossing May 2-7
Superintendent's Department
Caution Illinois Department of Transportation is closing Milwaukee Avenue at the Metra Railroad crossing in Libertyville from 9 a.m. on May 2 to noon on May 7.

The state road will be closed to allow the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp., Metra, to make an emergency repair to the railroad crossing after a track inspector found a "wide gauge" in the grade crossing.

Butterfield Road is expected to host detoured traffic from Winchester Road and Park Avenue (Route 176).
Posted 4-21-2014 3:05 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.

The calendar also is now up on all the websites.
Posted 4-17-2014 1:11 PM
Six Teams To Compete in Global DI Tournament
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Six teams, representing all five D70 schools, are eligible to enter the global tournament for the problem solving competition called Destination Imagination.
The teams include Adler Park's "Do You Want Cream Cheese With That Bagel?," Butterfield's "Five for One," Copeland Manor's "Beamers" and "Team T.E.A.M.," Highland Middle's "Wait, How Do You Say That?," and Rockland's "Monkicorns."
The global competition takes place in May in Knoxville, Tenn.
Posted 4-15-2014 3:55 PM
Losing Your Hair for a Good Cause
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Butterfield's Student Council fund-raiser, "Leukemia Fighters," has brought in more than $1,000 so far. The fund-raiser ends at the end of the month.

Over the past weekend, one group of students raised more than $300 through a bake sale so physical education teacher Pat Krech rewarded the action by allowing students to shave his head Tuesday morning.

"In honor of these students and those fighting Leukemia," Krech said before going under the razor.
Posted 4-15-2014 1:16 PM
Attention Former PE Students of Ms. Fiedler
Superintendent's Department
District 70 The Highland Middle School staff is putting together a memory book for retiring physical education teacher Pam Fiedler. Please try to share the project when you can and ask former students to send in an email.

Material may be submitted to
Posted 4-1-2014 3:21 PM
Copeland's Econ Fair Is Huge Success
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Copeland Manor's Economy Fair, held by third-graders, was a huge success Thursday. (See photos on the school website.)

Long live the Pet Rock!
Posted 4-10-2014 12:24 PM
New Artwork On Display at the ERC
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Stop by and see the new student artwork on display at the ERC.

Previous artwork is being moved to the Advocate Condell Medical Center where the D70 art gallery is expected to be relocated after a hospital remodeling project.
Posted 4-9-2014 1:45 PM
Upcoming School Holidays, Releases
Superintendent's Department
District 70 Please take note of the upcoming school holidays and early releases:

May 23 - Early Release. K-5, 1:15 p.m. No half-day
kindergarten. Highland, 6-8, 1:45 p.m.
May 26 - No School. Memorial Day.

June 5 - Tentative last day with afternoon release for students. (Pending Board of Ed approval)
June 6 - Teacher Institute Day
Posted 8-22-2013 6:04 PM
When A Peregrine Falcon Comes to Visit
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Rockland fifth-graders and students in Mrs. Sundh's classroom were visited by Alwin, a 4-year Peregrine falcon.

Craig Hendee from the International Heritage Conservancy brought in the falcon as part of a Partners for Excellence in Education mini-grant awarded to Sundh and Learning Center Director Becky Johnson. "Raptors Helping Raptors" has Sundh's students building birdhouses for falcons to be installed in the area. Fifth-graders also were allowed to hold the falcon and learned about its habitat.
More photos are posted on the Rockland website under PHOTOS.
Posted 4-4-2014 5:41 PM
Author Carolyn Crimi Offers Students Writing Tips
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Children's book author Carolyn Crimi spent some time Thursday morning with Copeland Manor second-graders, offering them writing tips.

She encouraged students to use a "thinking hat" when considering story ideas, keep an idea box to draw from, be prepared to write as many as 12 story drafts, and be prepared to deal with rejection letters, which she called "courage badges."
Posted 4-3-2014 4:02 PM
Check Out Our Board of Education Podcasts
Superintendent's Department
News Photo D70 Board member Luke Stowe works with D70 technology literacy coach Jill Przybylski to create a podcast.

Each Board of Education member, including President Maryann Ovassapian, Vice President Tom Vickers, Julie Damenti, Chris Kennedy, Jennifer Lund, Wendy Schilling and Luke Stowe, has created a podcast to help stakeholders get to know them. The podcasts can be found at, under Board, then go to Podcasts.
Posted 3-17-2014 4:35 PM
Summer School Registration
Superintendent's Department
Beach The D70 summer school catalog is now posted on the website at Registration opens for district families Sunday, March 9.
Don't miss out! All information can be found on the summer school website.
Posted 3-4-2014 1:38 PM
Our Technology Tells Its Own Story
Superintendent's Department
Computer Our technology offers a variety of tools to help our students communicate, collaborate, work on teams as well as study on their own, and problem solve.
From interactive whiteboards to iPads and iPods, to Chromebooks, to more traditional laptops and desktop computers, our technology is cutting edge.
See how your children are learning through this special video created by our technology department.
Posted 3-5-2014 5:20 PM
Full Day Kindergarten Lottery Now Closed
Superintendent's Department
The lottery form for full day kindergarten is now closed. Parents will be advised of the results by February 21.
Posted 2-14-2014 12:07 PM
Supt. Podcast Captures Snapshot of D70
Superintendent's Department
Podcast Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher offers an updated snapshot of what's happening in the 2013-14 school year, describing projects, initiatives, and commitments in District 70.
Posted 1-15-2014 4:29 PM
School Closing Procedures
Superintendent's Department
Snow Day 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 12:04 PM
More on IOWA and CogAT
Superintendent's Department
District 70 Learn more about understanding IOWA and CogAT assessment scores.
Posted 12-10-2013 8:03 AM
Kindergarten Registration is Now Underway
Superintendent's Department
K It's time to register children who will be attending Kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year. If you are on a school or the main district webpage, click on the "Kindergarten Registration" link in the left side bar to get to the Kindergarten Registration web page. The page is intended to host the information parents will need in order to complete the process. Please start with the "Kindergarten Round Up Online Form."
Posted 12-4-2013 10:13 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