|School Supply List|
|Click here for the 2013-2014 school supply list.|
|Posted 5-31-2013 9:37 AM|
|Schools Busy All Summer Long|
|Even though school is out for the summer, Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher talks about how schools are busy all summer long with Summer School, cleaning, mateniance and construction improvements in a new podcast.|
|Posted 6-13-2013 11:27 AM|
|Calendar for the 2013-14 School Year|
Here is the calendar for the 2013-14 school year.
The first day of school for kindergarten (half-day runs 9:45-10:15 a.m. and 12:15-12:45 p.m. with parents riding the bus, while full-day stays the entire day) through eighth grade is Aug. 21.
Class begins at 8:15 a.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade, and at 8:50 a.m. for sixth through eighth grade. Class ends at 2:45 p.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade, and at 3:35 p.m. for sixth through eighth grade.
|Posted 6-11-2013 11:27 AM|
|Monies for Moore|
District 70 will donate $2,500 to help the victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Ok., earlier in May.
The fundraiser, called "Monies for Moore - The Moore We Can Offer, The Better," was held in the last few weeks of school.
The district's Character Counts Committee set out collection containers in each school office. Monies collected are being donated to the Moore Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund to help school families with recovery.
"I'm grateful, on behalf of our Libertyville schools, that we could, in such a short amount of time, collect money in support of the Moore school community," said Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher.
|Posted 6-13-2013 10:15 AM|
|Youngman Named New Curriculum & Instruction Director|
Erik Youngman, principal of Copeland Manor School, has been named the new D70 Director of Curriculum & Instruction.
He replaces Kathy Dinger, who is leaving to become a superintendent downstate.
Youngman has been principal of Copeland Manor for the last eight years. He served as an assistant principal for three years at two Woodland schools, having started his career as a first grade teacher.
|Posted 5-28-2013 11:30 AM|
|New Copeland Manor Principal Lori Poelking|
District 70 welcomes Lori Poelking as the new principal of Copeland Manor School as of July 1.
For the last six years, Poelking has been principal of South Elementary School in Des Plaines District 62. Before that she was an assistant principal at Westgate School in Arlington Heights School District 25. She was a gifted specialist and a third grade teacher before moving into administration.
She replaces Erik Youngman, who is moving into the D70 Director of Curriculum & Instruction role.
|Posted 5-28-2013 11:41 AM|
|Changes in ISAT Cut Scores|
In anticipation of a new testing framework in 2014-2015, the Illinois State Board of Education is recalculating the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) performance expectations for reading and mathematics.
Higher performance expectations will likely result in a downward shift of where our students rank in meeting and/or exceeding state standards on the tests. This is not an indication that our students know less or are less academically capable or prepared, but that they are being measured against more rigorous standards.
|Posted 2-6-2013 4:05 PM|
|D70 Full-Day Kindg. Featured in Tribune|
The Chicago Tribune ran a story today (Jan. 29) on its front page about full-day kindergarten, featuring Libertyville Elementary District 70.
See how parent requests for full-day evolved with Supt. Schumacher's vision and the hard work and skills of teachers Karen Forkner and Angela Pontarelli.
|Posted 1-29-2013 12:33 PM|
|D70 Schools Receive Academic Excellence Award|
For the fourth consecutive year, Adler Park, Butterfield, Copeland Manor, and Rockland schools are being honored with the highest academic award given by the Illinois State Board of Education for providing students with a high quality education.
The four elementary schools in Libertyville Elementary District 70 received the highest award, an "Academic Excellence Award." They were included with only 454 schools in the state to receive the award. In order to qualify for the award, those 454 schools showed they could sustain high student performance over at least three years. The award was given to schools where at least 90% of students met or exceeded state standards in 2010-2012.
This is the fourth year in a row these schools have won the award.
|Posted 1-29-2013 12:41 PM|
|Supt. Addresses School Safety Concerns|
|Libertyville Elementary District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher assures families of student safety at the schools as he talks about the current emergency management protocol in a new podcast.|
|Posted 12-17-2012 4:00 PM|