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  • School districts 70, 68 expand sharing program Jul 22, 2014 5:28 PM
    Libertyville Elementary District 70 and neighboring Oak Grove District 68 are expanding a shared management services agreement to include an art teacher.

  • Libertyville’s Joanne Boehm remembered for community work Jul 7, 2014 5:14 PM
    Longtime Libertyville resident Joanne Boehm is being remembered as a community volunteer, a dedicated church parishioner and a patron of the arts. She died July 4. She was 78.

  • Contract extended in District 70: Jun 4, 2014 5:48 PM
    Teacher contracts in Libertyville Elementary District 70 have been extended through 2018 with a minimal increase in base pay, officials said.

  • District 70 sees savings, teaching opportunities with big solar projects Jun 4, 2014 11:49 AM
    Butterfield and Highland schools in Libertyville District 70 will be outfitted with arrays of solar panels in a $3.2 million project. The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation will provide $1.8 million in grants and District 70 will front the rest for the work to be done this summer.

  • Field Day was fun day at Adler Park School Jun 3, 2014 5:38 PM
    Adler Park School students enjoyed a beautiful spring day competing in a variety of athletic games during Field Day at the Libertyville elementary school. Students rotated among various stations to participate in games including pizza box relays, potato hockey relays, three-legged races and ring warrior.

  • Grant, relationship with authorities adds up to increased security at Libertyville schools May 23, 2014 4:18 PM
    Libertyville District 70 will use a $59,000 state grant to add video cameras and other safety features to increase security. A stronger relationship with local police also is part of continuing security upgrades. "We started a relationship with local police and fire even before Sandy Hook and now we've beefed it up," said Superintendent Guy Schumacher.

  • Libertyville students learn from Florida marine biologist May 19, 2014 5:14 PM
    Fourth grade students at Butterfield School in Libertyville learning about ecosystems and marine life had some expert help Monday from 1,200 miles away. Marine biologist Keith Fischer, who works with the Fish and Wildlife Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, video-chatted with about 100 Butterfield students eager to learn about sea life.

  • Libertyville schools reach Destination Imagination Global Finals May 16, 2014 1:31 PM
    On Tuesday, May 21, a record number six teams representing all five schools within Libertyville Elementary District 70 and a group from Libertyville High School will demonstrate their teamwork, creativity and problem solving skills at the Destination Imagination Global Finals.

  • Rockland students tape principal, two teachers to a wall for fundraising reward Apr 30, 2014 12:35 PM
    It is every student's dream to duct-tape their gym teacher or principal to a wall, and 150 Rockland School students got their chance Tuesday as a reward for raising $7,217.46 for the American Heart Association.

  • Reading time offers choices for Libertyville first graders Apr 28, 2014 5:48 PM
    First-graders at Butterfield School in Libertyville lay on the floor, sat in a big chair and hid under desks during reading time Monday morning. No, they weren’t trying to escape boredom. Their casual positioning was all part of their teacher’s plan.

  • Whales spring to life for students at Butterfield School in Libertyville Apr 14, 2014 2:08 PM
    Butterfield Elementary School students got an underwater lesson Monday as marine explorers Wayne and Karen Brown explained the world of whales during “The Ocean Adventure” presentation. The students learned about varieties of whales, whales’ eating habits, parts of a whale, swimming habits of whales and raising young whales.

  • Libertyville students help birds of prey Apr 4, 2014 7:48 PM
    Students at Rockland School in Libertyville built birdhouses and visited with a peregrine falcon Friday as part of an educational program to help birds of prey.

  • Libertyville fifth-grader wins state poster contest Mar 25, 2014 12:32 PM
    Liv Bertaud, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Copeland Manor School in Libertyville, took first place is a statewide arts education poster contest. The winners recently were honored by the State Board of Education at the Governor's Mansion in Springfield.

  • Cook Park Library hosts opening of ArtEffects D70 Art Show Mar 12, 2014 9:45 PM
    ArtEffects D70 Art Show opening reception was held Wednesday night with 125 pieces on display. The Libertyville Elementary District 70 show is on display through April 4 at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville.

  • Libertyville kindergartners learn about careers Feb 27, 2014 4:29 PM
    Thirty-three kindergartners from the afternoon and morning classes at Rockland School in Libertyville listened to professionals who talked about their jobs during the annual Kindergarten Career Fair Day on Thursday.

  • Libertyville students celebrate Valentine’s Day Feb 13, 2014 4:09 PM
    Students in kindergarten through fifth grades celebrated Valentine’s Day early at the Libertyville Elementary District 70 schools.

  • Copeland Manor first-graders celebrate 100 days Feb 11, 2014 6:06 PM
    First-graders at Copeland Manor School dressed a little differently Tuesday as they wore the number 100 on hats, glasses, while some used 100 items to decorate their socks. The Libertyville school celebrated 100 days of school with various activities based on the century theme.

  • Libertyville taxing bodies get payday from special financing district Feb 3, 2014 4:24 PM
    Libertyville is rebating more than $2 million to various entities as part of an agreement a few years ago that allowed the extension of a special taxing district to fund improvements downtown. Entities receive 70 pecent of the taxes that previously had been funneled into a special fund.

  • Oh no, not another school closing, parents moan Jan 27, 2014 4:37 PM
    While students hoped for another few days off school this week due to the cold, many parents in the suburbs spent the weekend crossing their fingers that classes wouldn't be canceled again, throwing their work and child care plans into chaos. The kids' wishes won out Sunday as dozens of suburban school districts called off classes Monday. “It's kind of a nightmare for the parents,” said Jen Ortman of Arlington Heights.

  • Libertyville High School’s Jazz Festival Jan 21, 2014 4:40 PM
    Oak Grove and Highland Middle School jazz students learn from the pros at Libertyville High School's Jazz Fest Tuesday.

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