|New Kindergarten Teacher Sarah McPherren|
Please welcome new Butterfield kindergarten teacher Sarah McPherren who joins the staff for the 2016-17 school year.
Ms. McPherren may look familiar because she was a long-term substitute teacher at Butterfield School last year. She actually was a sub in the kindergarten room she is teaching in this year!
Ms. McPherren graduated with bachelor degrees in psychology and education from Lakehead University in Ontario. She also graduated from Confederation College in Ontario with an early childhood education diploma. She also went to high school in Ontario.
She likes to play soccer and fish, and has volunteered with high school hockey, soccer, and wrestling. She also served on the Ergonomics Committee in Weyerhaeuser Canada.
Please give this native Canadian a warm USA welcome when you see her in the halls of Butterfield School.
Updated 8-17-2016 12:10 PM
|Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)|
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|
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
|5th Grade Lunch Bunch|
Beginning Monday, September 19th, 5th grade Lunch Bunch will meet in the Learning Center during their lunch and recess. We will meet every Monday until the book, "How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story." is finished.
Updated 9-13-2016 8:50 AM
|D70 Field-Testing in Science & Language Arts|
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|
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
Be sure to check out the calendar for the latest on events and activities.
Updated 8-17-2016 3:19 PM
|Assessment Info for the 2016-17 School Year|
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
|2016-17 School Year 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