Congrats Dr. Candice Kehoe!
Superintendent's Department
News Photo A very special congratulations to Butterfield Principal Dr. Candice Kehoe for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation this morning at Concordia University Chicago.

Dr. Kehoe received her Doctor of Education in the Educational Leadership Practitioner Doctoral Program.

Please share your sincere congratulations to Dr. Kehoe when you see her!
Updated 3-25-2015 12:18 PM
The Current Need for Substitutes 2-23-2015
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.

After
you have been invited to attend an orientation meeting you should download the documents listed below and bring them with you.
Updated 2-23-2015 6:54 PM
New Student Registration (Including Kindergarten) is Now Underway
Superintendent's Department
New 2 It's time to register children who will be attending D70 schools for the first time in the 2015-2016 school year. This includes new kindergartners and new students entering Grades 1-8. From the HOME menu on the school or district web page, click the New Student Registration link to get to the New Student Registration web page. The page hosts the information parents will need to complete the process. Please finish the steps in the order listed.
Updated 2-6-2015 11:03 AM
Let The Sun Shine - Making a Difference in D70
Superintendent's Department
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 3-25-2015 9:33 AM
Nine DI Teams Head on to State, Win All 4 Special Awards
Superintendent's Department
Trophy Nine of the 24 teams competing in the 2015 regional Destination Imagination competition will head onto the state competition.
Find out how the teams did in the regional competition and learn that four of the teams were each presented with a very special award for going above and beyond.
Updated 3-5-2015 3:11 PM
Bravo! We Reached our 5Essentials Survey Goals!
Superintendent's Department
Illinois Many thanks to all our D70 parents as we reached our goal of having at least 20 percent of our parents/guardians at each of the five schools take the 5Essentials Survey!

Your voice will be heard and summaries of what you're thinking will appear on the next School Report Card.

Thank you!
Updated 3-20-2015 3:05 PM
Communication Update of Calendar and YouTube
Superintendent's Department
District 70 We're improving some of our communication tools and wanted to let you know what this means to parents and D70 stakeholders.

We're adding a "Music & Fine Arts" topic to our D70 calendar, allowing unlisted and/or private videos to be posted to YouTube for parent viewing outside of the district, and have pumped up our Emergency Notification System with a new vendor.

Learn all about our improvements and how we can communicate better with more powerful tools.
Updated 2-23-2015 6:49 PM
New Writing and Grammar Program for Students
Superintendent's Department
Form 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 5:17 PM
Changed Dates Due to Snow Days
Superintendent's Department
Calendar Please note the following date changes due to Snow Days:

All schools will be open April 24 with students expected to attend. Changed from a Teachers Institute Day, which will now be June 4.

HMS graduation is at 7:30 p.m. on June 2 at LHS.

The last day of school is set tentatively for June 3.

Summer School Open House is from 8-10 a.m. on June 9 at HMS and Rockland schools.

Summer School runs from June 10 - July 9 at HMS and Rockland schools.
Updated 2-18-2015 8:07 PM
2015-16 Calendar At-A-Glance
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The calendar for the 2015-16 school year at-a-glance.

The calendar on our website is currently down to allow our administrators time to plan for the 2015-16 school year.
Updated 3-9-2015 1:23 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.
Updated 1-9-2015 11:08 AM
The Fall/Winter D70 Views Newsletter for 2014-15
Superintendent's Department
Newspaper The D70 Views community newsletter for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 sessions is now posted on our website.
Updated 2-18-2015 8:08 PM
Rockland Celebrates National Blue Ribbon Award
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Congratulations once again to the Rockland students, staff and community for being awarded the U.S. Dept. of Education 2014 Blue Ribbon Award.
Updated 12-5-2014 6:23 PM
Solar Project Now Complete
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Highland Middle School and Butterfield Elementary School are now being powered, in part, by solar energy.

The $3.2 million solar panel installation project was completed this month, thanks to a private grant of $1.8 million from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. The project makes Libertyville School District 70 the largest solar-run school districts in the state, possibly the midwest.

Both schools can tap into the solar readings of the panels, with plans to use them in the near future for classes when students study energy and for science projects. To see how the Highland Middle School panels are working, click here. To see how Butterfield School solar panels are working, click here.
Updated 11-24-2014 5:35 PM
Board of Education Honored with State Governance Award
Superintendent's Department
News Photo The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education was honored Oct. 30 by the Illinois Association of School Boards with the 2014 School Board Governance Recognition designation.
The prestigious School Board Governance Recognition award is designed to acknowledge school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.
Congrats to Board President Maryann Ovassapian, Board Vice President Tom Vickers, Board Secretary Jennifer Lund, along with fellow board members Julie Damenti, Chris Kennedy, Wendy Schilling and Luke Stowe.
Updated 11-24-2014 1:19 PM
A Letter From Supt. Schumacher on Enterovirus D68
Superintendent's Department
Guy Schumacher Here is a letter to parents and guardians on precautionary measures to take to help prevent the latest respiratory illness hitting children, called Enterovirus D68.
Updated 9-18-2014 10:50 AM
Supt. Schumacher's Podcast on the New 14-15 School Year
Superintendent's Department
Podcast District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher welcomes families back to school for the new 2014-15 school year.
Updated 9-8-2014 4:22 PM