Students — and their parents — arrived at school by bus Wednesday. They put away all of their supplies and enjoyed a story from teacher Susie Hardiman.
Libertyville Elementary School District 70
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
It's almost time to go back to school!
The start of school is just weeks away. Here's a look at when students will start the 2012-13 school year: Libertyville Elementary District 70 Students will return to classes Aug. 22. First- through fifth-graders will attend from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., according to the district website. Students at Highland Middle School will classes from 8:50 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. The aforementioned times for first grade through middle school are the regular school times. Kindergarten students will attend an open house with their parents in the morning or afternoon, depending on which kindergarten session they are enrolled in. Oak Grove School Disrict 68 The first full day of school for students in grades one through eight, along with full-day kindergarten, …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Rockland School’s Danya Greenberg has been named a top finalist for the prestigious education award.
Libertyville Elementary School District 70 special education teacher Danya Greenberg has been named one of 32 finalists for the 2012 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Greenberg, 24, was one of 560 teachers nominated from Chicago metropolitan area schools. “I’m beyond honored,” Greenberg said. “Even when I’m not at work, I’m thinking about these kids, and new ways to teach them. The fact that someone took the time out of their day to nominate me is just so touching. I was excited and humbled.” Greenberg teaches a class of first- through third-grade students through the Elementary Instructional Program, a special education program she helped implement in the district. “It is wonderful to walk into Danya’s classroom and watch …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Libertyville Elementary School District 70 teachers will be offering sessions on what is happening in today's classrooms.
Common Core Standards, researching on the Internet, word skills, and using interactive whiteboards are just some of the topics parents can learn about in the first Parent University offered by Libertyville Elementary District 70 on April 4. District 70 teachers will share examples of teaching and learning at the Parent University being held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Butterfield School, 1441 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Parents can choose which sessions to attend as they learn about what is happening in today’s classrooms. Designed and presented by District 70 teachers, the event mirrors the “carousel concept” District 70 uses to support professional development of our teachers. Keynote Presentation on Common Core Standards The event will …
Friday, March 23, 2012
The Libertyville elementary set a new fundraising record for the school.
While fund-raisers come and go throughout the school years, jumping rope the American Heart Association took on new meaning when it meant Rockland School students and staff would be helping one of their own. Rockland students and staff raised $6,320 for the American Heart Association through jumping rope during physical education class. It’s a new record for the school. It’s a new record for Jack Iannuzzi, too, who raised $1,000 on his own. This is the second year in a row Jack, 11, was the top fundraiser. “Jack was also our top fundraiser last year and he happens to be a kid who directly benefits from the American Heart Association research which helps him with his Factor V Leiden-genetic blood clotting disorder,” said Rockland’s physical…
Monday, March 19, 2012
Libertyville Elementary School District 70 plans to expand special education elementary level classroom in fall.
The success of a special education classroom created this year is making room for a similar classroom at Butterfield School as the program expands in the fall. Libertyville Elementary District 70 will create a second instructional classroom next year to house up to ten students requiring special education, said Marilynn Menuey, the district’s director of special education. The Board of Education approved the new program last month. The program is completing its first year on the elementary level at Rockland School and has been “highly successful,” Menuey said. By running its own program, the district is allowed to monitor teachers, control curriculum and see first-hand the progress students are making, said Supt.Guy Schumacher. It also …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Destination Imagination challenges students in problem-solving techniques.
Four Libertyville Elementary School District 70 teams involved in an international problem-solving program will compete on the state level next month. Destination Imagination challenges students in problem solving techniques. This year, students from Adler Park, Butterfield, and Highland had teams competing in the regional competition that placed in the top three slots and now advanced to the state contest. The sponsors for all the District 70 teams this year are teachers Karen McLean and Ashley Zeinz. Other teams that competed on the regional level from District 70 were: The teams will compete at the state competition on April 14 at Northern Illinois University. Information provided by Libertyville Elementary School…
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Summer school for 2012 will be held from June 11 to July 12, Monday through Thursday, at Highland Middle School, 310 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville.
Registration for the popular Libertyville Elementary District 70 summer school session is now open for residents on the school district website located at d70schools.org. Summer school for 2012 will be held from June 11 to July 12, Monday through Thursday, at Highland Middle School, 310 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville. Busing will be available for students. School hours remain from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Summer school classes have been posted on-line at the district web site since Feb. 24. To get the listing, click on “schools” and then “summer school.” Registration also will be handled online. Tuition fees have been frozen for the third year in a row. And, for the second year, classes will be held to a four-day week and remain at Highland …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Information provided by the school district.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Libertyville Elementary School District 70 will pilot full-day kindergarten program for 2012-13 school year.
The Libertyville Elementary School District 70 Board of Education unanimously approved plans to create two optional, fee-based, full-day kindergarten classrooms for the 2012-2013 school year to begin this fall. During a recent board meeting, the board approved housing one full-day kindergarten classroom at Adler Park School that will include 10 children from Adler Park School boundaries and 10 children from within Copeland Manor School boundaries. The second full-day kindergarten class will be housed at Butterfield School with 10 children from Butterfield School boundaries and 10 children from within Rockland School boundaries. The full-day kindergarten will cost $3,500 a student and include cross-town bus transportation. Families …