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Champions Pre-School Open House on July 31
An Open House for the new preschool being offered by Champions for children between the ages of 3 and 5 will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at Butterfield School.

Come and meet the Early Learning Center Director.
Posted 7-28-2014 3:05 PM
Half Day Kindergarten Preference 3-7-2014
If you are enrolling your child in Butterfield's half day kindergarten program for the 2014-2015 school year, please click on the Butterfield AM/PM Kindergarten Preference Document and choose your preference of AM or PM kindergarten for the coming school year. Requests cannot be guaranteed, but we will make every effort to honor all requests.
Posted 3-5-2014 2:22 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
All Schools Closed in July
Please contact the Educational Resource office if you have any questions about the upcoming 2014-15 school year by calling 847-362-9695.

Administrators at the ERC will be happy to answer any of your inquiries.The ERC is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, in July.

Regular hours of operation, 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, will return on Aug. 4 for all District 70 schools and the ERC. Schools will be open on Aug. 4.

The first day of school is Aug. 20.
Posted 7-1-2014 9:31 AM
Champions Programs Offered This Fall
Champions will once again offer before- and after-school programing at all of our elementary schools for the 2014-15 school year.

New this year will be a preschool program for 3-5 year olds at Butterfield School. More information is located on our Virtual Backpack flier page on this D70 website, listed under HOME.
Posted 7-1-2014 9:16 AM
Attention: New Residents
New residents planning on attending District 70 schools in the fall can pick up registration packets throughout July at the Educational Research Center. The ERC is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Packets also are available throughout August when the ERC returns to regular hours of operation, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please complete the packets and call for an appointment with our Registrar, Kim Hall, at 847-362-9695, ex. 7112.

The ERC is located at 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, across from Butterfield School.
Posted 6-12-2014 3:14 PM
Working While the Schools Are Closed
No students. No teachers. But our schools are very busy during the summer even though they are closed to the public in July.

Our youthful part-time summer staff works tirelessly with our custodians, cleaning every inch of the classrooms, halls and lockers. Everything is wiped down and cleaned for the new year, from top to bottom.

It's isolating work. But this is the one job where you can plug into your music to help the days go by.
Posted 7-9-2014 10:43 AM
Strategic Plan Committee Reconvenes
The D70 Strategic Planning Committee reconvened June 18 to review progress and share insight toward current plans and district development. Supt. Guy Schumacher began the process, letting members move into committee for detailed work.

Check the D70 dashboard online to see the updates on the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan.
Posted 6-18-2014 4:12 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
Meet New Technology Literacy Coach Chris Vipond
Chris Vipond joins D70 this school year as the third Technology Literacy Coach.
Chris is expected to work mostly in the four elementary schools.
Chris is a cum laude Carthage College graduate, who has spent the last four years at Clearview Elementary School in Waukegan as a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Internal Behavior Coach and physical education teacher. He also helped staff learn Google Apps for Education after he piloted use of Google Apps in the school.
A very warm welcome to Chris!
Posted 7-2-2014 3:09 PM
FAQ on Kindergarten Registration
An FAQ for parents on kindergarten offerings from District 70 for the 2014-15 school year is now available for your review.
Posted 12-4-2013 4:05 PM
Supt. Schumacher Talks About Plans for D70
Libertyville School District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher offers a look at plans for what's happening in the 2014-15 school year, describing projects, initiatives, and commitments in District 70.
Posted 5-7-2014 2:52 PM
Roof-Top Solar Panels Planned For Butterfield, HMS
Butterfield and Highland Middle schools will be fitted for solar panels with the help of two $900,000 grants - making Libertyville School District 70 the largest solar-run elementary school district in the state.
The panels are expected to be installed in August and be ready in time for the first day of class on Aug. 20.
Here is more information on the $3.2 million summer project.
Posted 6-2-2014 5:44 PM
More Security Safeguard On The Way
District 70 will add video cameras to front school entrances, coat front window glass with shatter-resistant film and create a special mobile app with specific emergency information thanks to a state grant of $59,000 secured by Supt. Schumacher.
The additional security measures come during a year that prioritized student and teacher safety in all six buildings, including creating double-doors with locked vestibule entrances, visitor screening systems and new locks on classroom doors.
The additions will be done this summer.
Posted 5-23-2014 10:22 AM