A Letter From Supt. Schumacher on Enterovirus D68
Superintendent's Department
Guy Schumacher 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 2:12 PM
The Current Need for Substitutes 7-17-2014
Human Resources Department
District 70 is now accepting applications for substitute work for the 2014-2015 school year.

In order to be considered "qualified" an applicant needs to have teaching experience, or a teaching degree to include student-teaching experiences. Until further notice, applicants without these qualifications will not be contacted for an interview.

you have been invited to attend an orientation meeting you should download the documents listed below and bring them with you.
Posted 10-1-2013 8:00 AM
A Special Visit
Superintendent's Department
News Photo 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 12:26 PM
Congrats for Your Attendance Week Award!
Superintendent's Department
News Photo 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 at a special luncheon.

Well done students!
Posted 9-16-2014 10:53 AM
Happy International Dot Day
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Happy International Dot Day, which is Sept. 15.
Throughout the schools today, students worked on special dot projects, made special dot artwork and used technology for it all.
The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to "make her mark." What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the world.
Checkout the photos on school websites and see how art teacher Alicia Sather mixed technology with art for the day, how Rockland teacher Danya Sundh had students use Dot candy for math, and how Copeland Manor teacher Nichole Vipond used dots with an iPad App.
Posted 9-15-2014 4:46 PM
Board of Education Earns Prestigious State Award
Superintendent's Department
News Photo 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 11:52 AM
Supt. Schumacher's Podcast on the New 14-15 School Year
Superintendent's Department
Podcast District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher welcomes families back to school for the new 2014-15 school year.
Posted 9-8-2014 4:22 PM
New Assessments Set For Students This School Year
Superintendent's Department
District 70 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 2:49 PM
Meet New Art Teacher Kathryn Bernard
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Meet new art teacher Kathryn Bernard.

She teaches art at Oak Grove schools, and also will teach four Thursday morning classes at Adler Park School. Alicia Sather will continue to teacher all the other art classes at Adler Park and Butterfield schools. Cindi Sartain continues to teacher art at Copeland Manor and Rockland schools.

Bernard was hired through a working shared service agreement between District 70 and District 68.
Posted 8-25-2014 1:59 PM
Remember to Register for Parent Email
Superintendent's Department
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
Welcome Nichole Vipond
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please give a warm welcome to Copeland Manor first grade teacher Nichole Vipond. Nichole is expected to be officially hired by the Board of Education during an Aug. 25 meeting.

Nichole has been a third grade classroom bilingual/monolingual teacher in Waukegan for the last three years. She also was a third grade teacher in Kenosha, Wis.

Nichole has a bachelor's degree from Carthage College, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Posted 8-19-2014 3:09 PM
Welcome Stephanie Meo
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please give a warm welcome to Copeland Manor first grade teacher Stephanie Meo. Stephanie is expected to be officially hired by the Board of Education during an Aug. 25 meeting.

Stephanie was a paraeducator and long-term substitute teacher at Copeland Manor last year. She also was a summer school teacher in Mundelein. She has volunteered for the Special Olympics.

Stephanie has a bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University.
Posted 8-19-2014 3:01 PM
Meet Tracy Aleckson
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please give a warm welcome to D70's new hearing impaired teacher Tracy Aleckson. She will travel between schools to work with hearing impaired students.

Tracy has worked for SEDOL for the last 16 years as a hearing impaired itinerant teacher. Before that, she was a sign language interpreter for SEDOL.

She has a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University.
Posted 8-19-2014 2:33 PM
Attention: New Residents
Superintendent's Department
District 70 New residents planning on attending District 70 schools in the fall can pick up registration packets at the Educational Research Center. The ERC is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please complete the packets and then drop by our offices to talk with Alisa Gilbert to complete the process. Her phone number is 847-362-9695, ex: 7112. The ERC is located at 1381 W. Lake St., across from Butterfield School.
Posted 6-12-2014 3:10 PM
Welcome Jennifer Croner
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please give a warm welcome to new Highland Middle School spanish teacher Jennifer Croner.

Jennifer recently received a master's degree from St. Ambrose University. She has a bachelor degree from Augustana College, and spent a summer at the University of Salamanca in Spain.

For the last seven years, Jennifer has been teaching spanish at Geneseo High School. There she worked with students in a leadership team, guided student trips abroad and coached girls volleyball.
Posted 8-19-2014 2:46 PM
Shatter-Proof Door Glass, Windows Added To Schools
Superintendent's Department
News Photo District 70 is coating doors and front widow glass with shatter-resistant film and installing video cameras to school entrances as part of a state safety grant.
An Illinois School and Campus Safety Grant of almost $60,000 is paying for the work. The grant is being issued by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The grants were created on the heels of the mass shooting of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. District 70 is one of 448 schools being awarded grant monies.
Posted 7-29-2014 3:23 PM
Champions' Program Offerings in the Fall 2014-15
Superintendent's Department
Champions 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 6-26-2014 10:32 AM
Welcome Nora Beckman!
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please join us in giving a warm welcome to new Copeland Manor School nurse Nora Beckman.

Nora is working on a master's degree as a family nurse practitioner with the University of Illinois Chicago and has a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland.

She has worked in an intensive care unit, cardiotheoracic intensive care unit, as well as been a critical care nurse educator. She also is fluent in Spanish.
Posted 8-19-2014 11:45 AM
Calendar for 2014-15 School Year at a Glance
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The 2014-15 school year calendar is available for your information.

More detailed, day-by-day calendars are posted on the websites.
Posted 4-17-2014 1:11 PM
Meet Sara Snider
Superintendent's Department
News Photo A warm welcome to new Copeland Manor fourth grade teacher Sara Snider.
Sara is a recent Summa Cum Laude graduate of Loyola University in Chicago.
She was a teaching intern at Hayt Elementary School in Chicago for a year and led guided reading groups at Middleton Elementary School in Skokie.
The former Minnesota resident has received numerous awards, including the 2014 Elementary Education Award from Loyola University.
Posted 7-2-2014 9:44 AM
Meet Jessica Fenton
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Meet new Jessica Fenton, the new health teacher at Highland Middle School.
Jessica is an Indiana University graduate with highest honors.
She was a health teacher at Deer Path Middle School and has worked with the Lake County Health Dept. as a health specialist and outreach health educator.
A very warm welcome to Jessica!
Posted 7-2-2014 9:23 AM
Crossing Guards Needed
Superintendent's Department
News Photo 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 4:17 PM