Principal Appreciation Week
Superintendent's Department
District 70 This week, I recognize the extraordinary efforts of our principals, assistant principals and dean of students during the state's Principal Appreciation Week.
A proclamation signed by Governor Quinn in July, highlights the important role of these administrators in education and their support toward growth of children in elementary, middle and secondary schools across the state of Illinois. As we celebrate our District 70 leaders during Principal Appreciation Week, October 20-24, and Principal Appreciation Day on October 24, I am proud of all that they do for the children, parents and staff throughout our learning community and am grateful for the many hats they wear, talents they possess and commitments they offer.
Please join me in thanking them during this week/day of recognition.

Dr. Guy Schumacher
Posted 10-15-2014 12:34 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
Lake County Attendance Week Winners
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Congrats to students and parents of Butterfield, Copeland Manor and Highland Middle schools for their outstanding work during the 26th Annual Lake County Attendance Week which was help at the beginning of September.

Butterfield ranks number one for attendance of medium size elementary schools with 98.37 percent of the student enrollment!

Coming in at second place for attendance of small size elementary schools was Copeland Manor with 99.08 percent of the student enrollment.

In the large elementary school category, Highland Middle School ranked eighth with a 97.03 percent attendance rate for student enrollment. The school nabbed the number one spot just a year ago.

Excellent work!
Posted 10-3-2014 12:33 PM
Champions Fun Fest
Superintendent's Department
Champions Champions, the after- and before-school child care agency that also runs a preschool in D70, is hosting a free fun fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Butterfield School.
Breast Cancer awareness cookies will be offered for a donation to help Copeland Manor custodian Maria Jimenez in her battle against cancer.
Posted 10-3-2014 8:08 AM
Solar Panels Arrive at Highland Middle School
Superintendent's Department
News Photo The solar panels are arriving at Highland Middle School and being installed!

Highland and Butterfield schools are being fitted for solar panels with the help of $1.8 million in state grants - making District 70 the largest solar school district in the state to be solar-run.

"We are committed to going green and this is another path," Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher said. "This is very progressive and will add additional curricular opportunities as well as overall support of our eco system."
Posted 10-2-2014 9:40 AM
Rockland Named Blue Ribbon School for Second Time
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Rockland School has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U. S. Department of Education.

Here is the announcement from Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher.

Our news release to the media also is posted on the website.
Posted 9-30-2014 10:45 AM
Crossing Guards Needed
Superintendent's Department
Crossing Guard The Libertyville Police Dept. is looking for school crossing guards.

For more information, please contact Lt. Hein at 847-362-4408.
Posted 8-2-2013 4:17 PM
2015 School Board Election
Superintendent's Department
Vote Libertyville School District 70 will have three, four-year term Board of Education seats up for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election.

School board candidates can circulate nominating petitions for signatures from Sept. 23-Dec. 22. Election packets are available at the District 70 Educational Resource Center, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, the Lake County Clerk's office or through the Lake County Clerk's website. Nominating papers may be filed from Dec. 15-22 with the Lake County Clerk's office. A new state law prohibits candidates from filing nominating packets through their local school district.

The "2015 Candidate's Guide" can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website or the Lake County Clerk's website. Information about being a school board member can be found at the Illinois Association of School Boards website.

Candidates are invited to learn more about District 70 by perusing this D70 website.
Posted 9-19-2014 12:45 PM
Stay Informed
Superintendent's Department
Newspaper Learn what's going on throughout District 70 by reading the media releases posted under the Supt. Dept., under "Press Releases."
Posted 9-18-2014 3:25 PM
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
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 website under the Curriculum Department, under "Assessment."
Posted 8-6-2014 2:49 PM
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