• Ms. Maria- Our Superhero

    Ms. Maria- Our Superhero

  • Last Day of School

    Last Day of School

  • Students watching the new construction

    Students watching the new construction

  • Congrats to Miss Meo and her new fiance Ryan

    Congrats to Miss Meo and her new fiance Ryan

Happy Principal Appreciation Day
As we recognize the extraordinary efforts of our principals, assistant principals and dean of students during the state’s Principal Appreciation Week, I offer my sincere gratitude for their leadership and dedication.
A proclamation signed by Governor Rauner highlights the important role of these administrators in education and their support toward the growth of children in elementary, middle and secondary schools across the State of Illinois. As we celebrate our District 70 leaders during Principal Appreciation Day on Friday, October 21, 2016, I am tremendously grateful and incredibly proud of all that they do for the children, parents and staff throughout our learning community.

Dr. Guy Schumacher
Updated 10-19-2016 9:12 PM
Robotics Classes Offered at All D70 Schools

Robotics classes with NAO are being offered at Adler Park School on Mondays, from Nov. 28-Jan. 16, 2017; at Butterfield School on Thursdays, from Dec. 1-Jan. 19, 2017; at Copeland Manor School on Mondays, Oct. 24-Nov. 21, or on Tuesdays, from Nov. 29-Jan. 17, 2017; and at Highland Middle School with HMS and Rockland School students, on Mondays from Jan. 23, 2017-Feb. 20, 2017. Here, Supt. Schumacher talks to NAO about the robotics classes.

Updated 10-19-2016 3:52 PM
A Discussion on College Funding
Business Partners It's never too early to start "A Discussion on College Funding" - to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Butterfield School, 1441 W. Lake St., Libertyville. District 70 business partner, D70 parent, and financial advisor Mike Marella, along with financial advisor Terry Horan, and Jerry Cebrzynski, vice president of financial aid at Lake Forest College, will discuss the rising costs of college, the statistics of student education debt, and some education saving and planning options. This will be an open discussion with questions and answers.
Updated 10-19-2016 4:10 PM
A Letter from Supt. Schumacher
Guy Schumacher A letter from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher on monitoring the area and national "creepy clown" threats. No such threats have been reported in Libertyville.
Updated 10-5-2016 3:20 PM
Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)
Erik Youngman The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved updated goals that focus on the readiness of Illinois kindergartners. Similar to all other Illinois school districts, Libertyville School District 70 will gather information via the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) and report information about 14 state readiness measures to ISBE each October for every kindergartner.

The purpose of KIDS is to 1) help teachers understand what children can do, 2) identify children's needs and 3) make learning goals clear between preschool and elementary school.
Updated 9-30-2016 10:28 AM
School Board Candidate Packets Available
District 70 School Board of Education candidate packets are available at District 70's Educational Resource Center (across from Butterfield School) for residents interested in running in the April 4, 2017, consolidated election.

Four, four-year term seats will be open for the election this spring.
Updated 9-19-2016 5:36 PM
D70 Field-Testing in Science & Language Arts
District 70 During the first few months of school, District 70 teachers & students will field test science and language arts materials. Field tests provide opportunities to enhance teaching and learning aligned with the New Illinois Science and Language Arts Standards as teachers and students interact with materials selected by our science and language arts committees.
Following the field testing, feedback gathered from teachers, parents and students will help guide future decisions.

For more information:
Science: STEMscopes (September-November)
Language Arts: Pearson ReadyGEN (3rd/4th/5th grades September & October); Zaner Bloser Superkids (K/1st/2nd grades September & October); Houghton Miflin Harcourt Journeys (K-5 November & December)
Updated 9-1-2016 11:57 AM
Strategic Plan 2016-21
District 70 Voices heard!

From parents to community to staff focus groups, information has been gathered to support the two-day strategic planning process. A compilation of information gathered has been well integrated into a solid and formidable five-year plan. Approved by the Board of Education in June and introduced to teachers on their opening Institute Day, the energy and promise of District 70's future is at an all-time high.

The new Strategic Plan 2016-21 is now posted on the D70 website under DASHBOARD.
Updated 9-19-2016 5:40 PM
Assessment Info for the 2016-17 School Year
Computer Libertyville District 70 students will be assessed in a variety of ways in the 2016-17 school year. Learn additional information about STAR, PARCC, Fountas and Pinnell, CogAT, Illinois Science Assessment, KIDS and Fitnessgram assessments on our website under Curriculum Department.
Updated 8-17-2016 11:31 AM
Aerial View of Construction dated June 26, 2016
While construction is moving along well and we are very excited about the future for Copeland Manor School, it is evident from this impressive aerial view that much ground work will be required as we look to restore the grounds and grassy areas upon completion of the new gymnasium. As a result, and with the removal of the library mobile, we will work to redirect children for play, as well as entrance and exit procedures come fall.

In the meantime, the energy at the school is exciting and we look forward to celebrating the many new features with our community in the 2016-2017 year.
Updated 7-15-2016 9:13 AM
2016-17 School Year Calendar
Calendar Here is the calendar of all the parent-teacher conferences, early releases, and school holidays for the 2016-17 school year.
This calendar is posted year-round on the D70 website in the Superintendent's Department, under Resources, along with on every calendar posted in D70 websites.
Updated 7-12-2016 8:01 AM