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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 the Lake Country 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
Welcome Natalie Earl
Please give a warm welcome to Natalie Earl, a new paraeducator at Butterfield School.

The Board of Education approved her hiring at a Sept. 22 meeting.
Posted 9-22-2014 4:39 PM
Welcome Lisa Smith
Please give a warm welcome to Lisa Smith, the new paraeducator at Butterfield School.

The Board of Education approved her hiring at a Sept. 22 meeting.
Posted 9-22-2014 4:40 PM
Welcome Laura Pearson
Please give a warm welcome to Laura Pearson, the new administrative assistant to Marilynn Menuey, director of special education.

The Board of Education approved her hiring at the Sept. 22 meeting.
Posted 9-22-2014 4:36 PM
Parent Meeting to Interpret STAR Assessments
Wondering what the new STAR assessments mean for your student?

Plan on attending one of two parent meetings planned for 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Copeland Manor School or at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Highland Middle School.

Erik Youngman, director of curriculum and instruction, will be on hand to help you interpret STAR results and answer your questions about the new assessment introduced this year.
For more information on STAR, check on our website under Curriculum Dept., under "Assessment."
Posted 9-18-2014 10:58 AM
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 Special Visit
D70's Director of Special Education Marilynn Menuey (far right) and her new assistant, Laura Pearson, visit with a Butterfield classroom and talk with students.
Posted 9-16-2014 12:27 PM
Congrats Students for Your Attendance Week Award
Congratulations to Copeland Manor, Butterfield and Highland Middle schools on your recent Lake County Attendance Week award!

The award is presented by the Lake County Regional Office of Education for student attendance from Sept. 2-4. Awards will be presented during a special luncheon.

Well done students! Thank you parents!
Posted 9-16-2014 10:54 AM
International Dot Day w/ Art Teacher Alicia Sather
Butterfield and Adler Park Art Teacher Alicia Sather celebrated International Dot Day with her students on Sept. 15, watching a reading of the book and then taking to iPads to create dot artwork.
It was a unique approach to artwork and technology. And, as one young man kept saying over and over in the class, "This is awesome. This is awesome!"
(More photos are posted under PHOTOS on the school website.)
Posted 9-15-2014 4:23 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
Technology Club
Technology Club is starting soon. Check out the flyer in the Extra Curricular section with more information. Students in 4th and 5th grades have the opportunity to join and create projects for our school to see.
Posted 8-20-2014 7:38 AM
Meet & Greet/BFA Kick-Off Picnic
First through fifth graders are invited to meet their teachers and see their classrooms on Tuesday, August 19th from 4:00-6:00pm. All students and families are invited to the BFA Back to School Picnic that same night from 4:30-6:30pm. Click here for more information.
http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/lib/files/documents/2/Kick-offResform.pdf
Posted 8-5-2014 10:49 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
Remember to Register for Parent Email
Please remember to register with your school/schools to receive all the important Parent Emails!

You can do this online by going to your school's website home page and clicking on the Parent Email bar on top. There you can register for all the schools your children attend so that you can receive important emails throughout the school year. You may also cancel your registration at the same location.
Register today. Stay informed.
Posted 8-8-2014 10:42 AM
Supply Lists for 2014-2015
Please click on the link below for a list of all the supplies you will need to start the 2014-2015 school year. As always, please call the Butterfield School office with any questions.

http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/lib/files/documents/2/supplylist201415.pdf
Posted 8-4-2014 10:24 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
Crossing Guards Needed
The Libertyville Police Dept. is looking for Crossing Guards for the upcoming school year.

Contact the daytime Watch Commander at 1-847-362-8310 for more information.

Posted 8-2-2013 4:19 PM