Friday, October 21, 2011
Fundraisers for Libertyville-area schools offer a variety of mom escapes.
Though I love to cook, every mom needs to get out of the kitchen and take the family out for dinner once in a while. Two local establishments are offering fundraiser nights for Libertyville Elementary District 70. Visit Trattoria Pomigliano on Tuesdays and Mickey Finn’s on Wednesdays and the restaurants will contribute 15 percent of your bill to District 70 Family Associations. The donations will be distributed evenly between the district schools. The offer will continue until the end of the school year. Coupons can be printed from the District 70 website. The Libertyville High School Fine Arts Support Team is holding Ticket to Paradise, a special fundraising event. A $15 ticket gets you a reserved seat to the Saturday, Nov. 5, performance…
Friday, October 7, 2011
Libertyville mayor spoke with Highland Middle School's recently elected Student Council officers about citizenship and serving in a public office.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Libertyville Elementary District 70 received funds from Sunset Foods as part of the Five for the Future program.
A partnership between Libertyville Elementary District 70 and Sunset Foods in Libertyville has brought an additional $2,067 into the schools as customers shop with reusable grocery bags. The program, Five for the Future, kicked-off a year ago at the Sunset Foods store at 1451 Peterson Road. In the program, grocery store customers using reusable bags donate “Five for the Future” to Libertyville Elementary District 70 schools. For each reusable bag used for shopping, Sunset donates a nickel to the school district. “We can’t say enough about Sunset Foods and how they help our schools and district,” said Supt. Guy Schumacher. “They have been tremendously good to us, given so much to our schools in-kind; they have the heart of a true business …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Libertyville Elementary District 70 has worked for several years to outfit classrooms in its five schools with the interactive technology.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Libertyville Elementary District 70 is inviting parents and community members to walk through a demonstration of interactive white boards on Sept. 20. District 70 plans to outfit all large classrooms with interactive technology by fall, according to Pam Imholz, the district's technology director. The demonstration will take place on a 36-foot-long vehicle loaded with interactive technology that adults and children can touch and learn about. The RV is equipped with a model interactive classroom with dual pen boards and an interactive tool wall. Promethean staff will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how the technology works. Over the last several years, the district has worked to put interactive whiteboards in all the regular…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Information provided by Libertyville Elementary District 70.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Now that your child is back at school, what should you do if your child has a teacher that is causing headaches for both of you? According to Libertyville Elementary District 70's student handbook, if you have a question or a concern about your schools, your child's progress, or a problem that has arisen, it is the policy in District 70 to turn to the person closest to the situation. Talk to the Teacher If the concern pertains to your child, see the teacher first. If your concern is not responded to adequately, you have recourse to the principal, superintendent, and Board of Education in that order. Of course, if the concern is of a general nature and pertains to the school's operation, please approach the principal. The superintendent's …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Libertyville Elementary District 70 will have to provide additional engineering information before moving forward with new plan.
After reviewing Libertyville Elementary District 70’s new plan to construct a bus turnaround behind Adler Park School, the village’s parks and recreation committee agreed that further investigations would need to take place before approval. “It’s close to the river, so we need to get an engineer to look at it and make sure that’s not in a flood plain,” Village Administrator Kevin Bowens said to the committee. “There also needs to be a re-grading plan that we would approve.” Earlier this year, the village approved an easement agreement to allow the district to construct a bus circle on park district land behind Adler Park School, but construction was halted after parents and administrators felt the turnaround took away too much green space …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Libertyville Elementary District 70 will be using bucket-filling theme for its 2011-12 Character Counts Program.
Libertyville Elementary District 70 will embrace the popular national character-building program Character Counts! for the 2011-12 school year. The theme for the year at all the elementary schools will be “Fill a Bucket When Character Counts!.” The idea is to fill everyone’s bucket by being respectful, encouraging and positive to one another. Each school will promote the theme during special Character Counts! days throughout the school year. Character Counts! is a national character-building program that teaches students about the Six Pillars: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. The program will kick-off the week of Sept. 6 with the title, “Have You filled Someone’s Bucket Today?” A variety of events…
Libertyville Elementary District 70 teachers discover shift in teaching without letter grades.
In June 2010, the state of Illinois adopted new standards for the state’s K-12 classrooms incorporating the Common Core State Standards. These standards, now adopted in 44 states, are designed to provide children with clear and consistent educational framework and prepare them for college and careers. Four summers ago, Libertyville Elementary District 70 initiated an assessment committee made up of district teachers to research and implement the standards-based system. Patch asked two district teachers that participated in this assessment committee to explain what this implementation has meant for the district classrooms. Teachers Understand Students’ Needs and Abilities “My teaching has shifted 100 percent,” said Amy Nemmers, fifth grade …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tips provided by Libertyville Elementary District 70.
Now that school has started it's time to think about how you can stay involved with your child's education. Here are 10 suggestions from Robin Kollman, public facilitator at Libertyville Elementary District 70: 1. Every family is automatically a member of Family Association of the school where their child/children attends the moment they register. Our Family Associations are the PTA of old. They are the volunteer heart of all our schools and offer amazing skills, talents, attitudes and friendships. Become an active member of the FA; attend meetings, become an officer, join a committee, volunteer to help, become a homeroom parent. 2. Offer your time to your teacher. Don't limit what you can do, just keep an open mind and a willing spirit. …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Six students from Adler Park School had their poems published in "Award-Winning Young Writers of America-2011."
Six students in gifted education classes at Adler Park School had their poems published in a student anthology, Award-Winning Young Writers of America-2011. In the fourth part of the series, we get to hear Katie Lund read her poem and learn what inspired her poem. The students in Michelle Salm’s fifth-grade class wrote poems about The World as I See It, Salm said. The contest was called the 2011 Midwest Regional Young Writers of America Student Poetry Contest. Other students who also were published in the book were: Alison Tong, Ben Sutter, Katie Stahnke, Nate Sweitzer and Kate Roleck. Check back next Monday to hear more poems by Libertyville's very own young poets! More related news: