Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Area elementary and middle school students will compete in the Far North Regional Tournament of Destination Imagination in Libertyville Saturday.
Libertyville students will put their problem-solving skills to the test Saturday, March 2 at the Far North Regional Tournament of Destination Imagination, a non-profit organization that fosters creativity and teamwork in the areas of science, technology engineering, math, the arts and service learning. The regional tournament will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Highland Middle School at 310 W. Rockland Rd., in Libertyville. Parking will be limited. Click here to view the full event schedule for all participating teams. Awards will be held at Libertyville High School at 708 W. Park Ave. A record number of teams from Libertyville Elementary District 70 will participate in Saturday's tourament. Following local tournaments, the top-scoring …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A special ceremony will be held March 6 at Butterfield School.
For the first time in its history, Libertyville Elementary District 70 will retire a jersey number next month. The No. 7 basketball jersey of Tony Borcia, who was killed in a boating accident last summer, will officially be retired during a special ceremony March 6. The ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Butterfield School, where Borcia would have been a fifth-grader. The ceremony will be held during a basketball tournament at the school. "The tournament is part of the school district's intramural basketball session, where fourth and fifth grade boy and girl teams from the four elementary schools play against one another," according to information provided by the district. The tournament will start at 3:15 p.m. "Tip Off for Tony" t-…
Monday, February 18, 2013
The competition will be held March 2 at Highland Middle School.
Monday, February 18
A record number of teams of Libertyville Elementary District 70 students involved in an international Destination Imagination program are busy preparing for a regional competition at Highland Middle School next month. Destination Imagination challenges students in problem solving techniques. This year, students from Adler Park, Butterfield, Copeland Manor, Highland Middle and Rockland schools, will have teams competing in the regional competition to be held March 2 at Highland. From Adler Park School under the sponsorship of Ashley Zeinz: From Adler Park and Butterfield schools: From Butterfield School, with sponsor Karen McLean: For Copeland Manor School with sponsor Julie Jermakowicz: For Highland Middle School under the sponsorship of …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Adler Park School ranked at first place for schools smaller than 450. Congrats, District 70!
Thursday, January 17
All five Libertyville Elementary District 70 schools ranked in the top 10 for the 24th Annual Lake County Elementary School Fall Attendance Week. Ranking in the top 10 slots for schools smaller than 450 was first place Adler Park with 99 percent attendance, third place Rockland with 98.4 percent attendance, and tied for fourth place was Copeland Manor with 98.32 percent attendance. For Medium sized elementary schools, Butterfield School ranked ninth in the top 10 with 97.33 percent attendance. Highland Middle School was named to first place in the top 10 for large elementary schools with 98.32 percent attending. It is the second year in a row that Highland has been in first place. All Lake County elementary schools are eligible to be …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The mayor, village trustee and village clerk races are uncontested for the April election.
Libertyville residents will have to help decide contested races for the Cook Memorial Public Library District and Hawthorn District 73 Boards when they head to the polls in April. Six people filed for three spots on the library board, including: incumbent Bonnie Quirke (Libertyville), incumbent Ann E. Oakley (Libertyille), Hela Ben-ayed (Libertyville), Phyllis A. Dobbs (Vernon Hills), Joe Bean (Libertyville), incumbent Tommy Koo (Vernon Hills). Four people filed for three open seats on the Hawthorn District 73 board, including: Ghita Mueller of Libertyville, Sangita Parande of Vernon Hills, Jeanne Engelkemeir of Vernon Hills and Louis E. Gatta of Vernon Hills. The races for mayor, village trustee, and the Libertyville Elementary District …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sixth day enrollment figures show 59 fewer students compared to the sixth day enrollment numbers from 2011.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sixth day enrollment figures for Libertyville Elementary District 70 showed a slight 2 percent drop from last year’s sixth day numbers. “We’ve slightly decreased from last year; we’re down 59 students,” said Superintendent Dr. Guy Schumacher. For the last five years District 70 has seen a slight decline in enrollment for the official Sixth Day Enrollment figures. As the community is built out, the district does not expect large variations in enrollment. The mild decrease in students cannot be attributed to any one thing, but might be a mixture of attrition or less mobility because of the struggling economy. Enrollment for District 70 reached 2,443 students on Aug. 29, compared to 2,502 students a year ago. The decrease in students …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Social workers and psychologists will be available Wednesday and Thursday as students and parents face the loss of Butterfield School student Tony Borcia.
Libertyville Elementary District 70 will have social workers and psychologists available this week to help students and parents begin to process their grief after the loss of Butterfield School student Tony Borcia. District 70 psychologists and social workers will be available in an informal drop-in setting on Wednesday and Thursday at the Educational Resource Center, across from Butterfield School. The free service will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 1 and 2, at the ERC, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Meetings will be held in confidential settings. Counselors will help students and parents deal with the death of 10-year-old Antonio "Tony" Borcia. Counselors will help students deal with grief, as well as explain to parents …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Congratulations to these District 70 students!
One of three Libertyville Elementary District 70 teams involved in an international problem-solving program on the global level ranked as one of the top 10 teams in the world. Destination Imagination challenges students in problem solving techniques. This year, students from Adler Park, Butterfield, and Highland had teams competing in the state, regional and global competitions. Recently three of the four teams made it to the global competition held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. The following teams competed on the global level. The sponsors for all the District 70 teams this year were teachers Karen McLean and Ashley Zeinz. - Robin Smith Kollman is the public relations facilitator for District 70.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The district recently hired Champions Extended Learning.
A national early-childhood and school-age education and care provider will be in place in the fall for Libertyville School District 70, offering before- and after-school services at all four elementary schools. During a recent special board of education meeting, board members unanimously approved hiring Champions Extended Learning, a division of Knowledge Learning Corp., to set up potential before and after school sites at District 70 elementary schools and offer half-day kindergarten sections that meet the needs for District 70 children. “They see themselves as educators, beyond caretakers,” Board Member Laura Beltchenko said when discussing hiring Champions. “It’s a stellar program. We really can’t compare the two. What I‘m hearing is …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Congratulations to all of these individuals!
The new Family Association boards have been chosen for the 2012-2013 school year in Libertyville Elementary District 70. The Adler Park School board will be: President Cassie Clark, First Vice President Sue Wilms, Second Vice President Tammy Hansen, Treasurer Elise Schroeder and Secretary Karla Berk. The Butterfield Family Association board will be: President Nancy Bleck, First Vice President Deb Miley, Second Vice President Linda Oliverii, Treasurer Sue Ellen Yurek, Assistant Treasurer Charlotte Lawless and Secretary Doreen Flamank. The Copeland Manor Family Association board will be: President Angela Eads, First Vice President Tania Zombollo, Second Vice President Laurie Bond, Treasurer Jolie Bath and Secretary Andrea Jeglum. At Highland…