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    Staley Da Bear Visits Adler!

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    Staley Da Bear Visits Adler!

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    Staley Da Bear Visits Adler!

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    Character Counts Week - Mrs. Bongle Reads!

  • Character Counts Window Painting

    Character Counts Window Painting

  • Character Counts Window Painting

    Character Counts Window Painting

Principal Appreciation Week
This week, I recognize the extraordinary efforts of our principals, assistant principals and dean of students during the state's Principal Appreciation Week.
A proclamation signed by Governor Quinn in July, highlights the important role of these administrators in education and their support toward growth of children in elementary, middle and secondary schools across the state of Illinois. As we celebrate our District 70 leaders during Principal Appreciation Week, October 20-24, and Principal Appreciation Day on October 24, I am proud of all that they do for the children, parents and staff throughout our learning community and am grateful for the many hats they wear, talents they possess and commitments they offer.
Please join me in thanking them during this week/day of recognition.

Dr. Guy Schumacher
Posted 10-15-2014 12:35 PM
Language Stars
Great news! Based on the survey sent home earlier this year, we are able to offer two classes of Spanish instruction through Language Stars at Adler Park School. It will be a 25-week program with one class of K - 2 grade students and one class of 3-5 grade students. For Kindergarten students, we will only be able to offer it to the full day Kindergarten students due to the time when the class is offered.

* The Kindergarten - 2nd grade class will be on Thursdays from 2:50 - 3:50 pm.

* The 3rd - 5th grade class will be on Fridays from 2:50 - 3:50 pm.

If you are interested, please click here for the registration form. Please do NOT send the registration form and tuition money to Adler School. As it says on the form, please fax the form to 773-549-1650 or visit their website.

Each class only holds 15 students, so act quickly to secure your child's spot!

Questions: Please call 866-55-STARS
Posted 10-3-2014 8:51 AM
Lake County Attendance Award Winners
Congrats to students and parents of Butterfield, Copeland Manor and Highland Middle schools for their outstanding work during the 26th Annual Lake County Attendance Week which was help at the beginning of September.

Butterfield ranks number one for attendance of medium size elementary schools with 98.37 percent of the student enrollment!

Coming in at second place for attendance of small size elementary schools was Copeland Manor with 99.08 percent of the student enrollment.

In the large elementary school category, Highland Middle School ranked eighth with a 97.03 percent attendance rate for student enrollment. The school nabbed the number one spot just a year ago.

Excellent work!
Posted 10-3-2014 12:41 PM
Champions Fun Fest
Champions, the after- and before-school child care agency that also runs a preschool in D70, is hosting a free fun fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Butterfield School.
Breast Cancer awareness cookies will be offered for a donation to help Copeland Manor custodian Maria Jimenez in her battle against cancer.
Posted 10-3-2014 8:10 AM
Solar Panels Arrive At Highland Middle School
The solar panels are arriving at Highland Middle School and being installed!

Highland and Butterfield schools are being fitted for solar panels with the help of $1.8 million in state grants - making District 70 the largest solar school district in the state to be solar-run.

"We are committed to going green and this is another path," Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher said. "This is very progressive and will add additional curricular opportunities as well as overall support of our eco system."
Posted 10-2-2014 9:41 AM
Crossing Guards Needed
The Libertyville Police Dept. is looking for school crossing guards.

For more information, please contact Lt. Hein at 847-362-4408.
Posted 8-2-2013 4:19 PM
Rockland Named Blue Ribbon School for Second Time
Rockland School has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U. S. Department of Education.

Here is the announcement from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher.
Posted 9-30-2014 10:48 AM
2015 School Board Election
Libertyville School District 70 will have three, four-year term Board of Education seats up for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election.

School board candidates can circulate nominating petitions for signatures from Sept. 23-Dec. 22. Election packets are available at the District 70 Educational Resource Center, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, the Lake County Clerk's office or through the Lake County Clerk's website. Nominating papers may be filed from Dec. 15-22 with the Lake County Clerk's office. A new state law prohibits candidates from filing nominating packets through their local school district.

The "2015 Candidate's Guide" can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website or the Lake County Clerk's website. Information about being a school board member can be found at the Illinois Association of School Boards website.

Candidates are invited to learn more about District 70 by perusing this D70 website.
Posted 9-19-2014 12:46 PM
Stay Informed
Keep up with the news throughout District 70 by reading the media releases posted in the Supt.'s Dept., under Press Releases.
Posted 9-18-2014 3:27 PM
A Letter From Supt. Schumacher on the Enterovirus D68
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.
Posted 9-12-2014 2:15 PM
Board of Education Wins Prestigious State Award
The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education is one of only 18 boards to earn an Illinois Association of School Boards 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," according to Roger Eddy, executive director of the IASB. "The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education has worked hard to do that," Eddy noted in a letter to District 70.
Posted 9-11-2014 11:53 AM
Supt. Schumacher's Welcome Back
District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher welcomes families back to school for the new 2014-15 school year.
Posted 9-8-2014 4:24 PM
Please Slow Down, Schools Are Open
We continue to ask all residents to please be careful when driving around the schools.
Many of our students are out and about on foot, walking to and from school. Please be aware of pedestrian traffic.
Please be alert around the schools as students are dropped off for class or early activities. Please review approved drop-off areas around the schools, especially at Highland Middle School where the drop-off procedure and a map can be found on the school website.
Please pay attention to signage at the schools related to parking, no cell phone use in a school zone, no U-turns and please have students exit the car on the curb side so they do not cross lanes of traffic.
We all need to work together to keep our children safe. (Photo from the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Avenue in 1966.)
Posted 8-17-2012 4:30 PM
New Assessments Set for Students This School Year
Libertyville District 70 students will take new assessments in the 2014-15 school year.

STAR Enterprise Assessments will be administered to kindergarteners through eighth-graders and will replace IOWA assessments, while PARCC will be administered to third- through eighth-graders and replace ISAT testing. This change will help 1) assess student understanding of the new Illinois Learning Standards for math and language arts, 2) help monitor student growth, 3) provide information to guide instruction, 4) evaluate curriculum effectiveness, and 5) provide opportunities for students to have more experience with online testing.

More information is posted on the d70schools.org website under the Curriculum Department, under "Assessment."
Posted 8-6-2014 2:50 PM
Calendar for the 2014-15 School Year
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 the summer!
Posted 4-17-2014 1:18 PM